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Local Marine recipient of Purple Heart By Pamela Brownstein



When James Wesley Colman III was growing up, he always looked up to his dad, Jim, a veteran who spent more than 20 years in the Marine Corps. So when James, who goes by Jimmy, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the Marines, he said, “I knew better than 99% of the other people what I was getting into.”

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Resource officer, guidance counselor earn state honors. see page 12

MARINE continued on page 6


CAPA shelter director leaves a legacy of love. see page 14

Jimmy Colman, right, with his parents.

‘i’ve got your back’

Dinner benefits wounded vets

ABOVE: Despite wearing inflatable “swimmies,” this little girl never got out of arm’s reach Tuesday afternoon June 26 at Hunting Island State Park. BELOW: Sun bathers had to find a good spot between washed up logs, seaweed and sea turtle nesting sites at Hunting Island the day after Tropical Storm Debby brushed the Lowcountry. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

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Training squadron at air station for tactics course. see page 19 INDEX

Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas Thom, a young American man, went to Afghanistan to fight for his country and returned to his newlywed wife without his legs and three fingers after an IED exploded at his feet on April 4, 2010. To date, 48,253 American soldiers have returned to their families severely wounded from the Iraqi and Afghani wars, according to the Department of Defense. DINNER continued on page 6


Grayco Hardware received the highest community service recognition from the Sea Island Rotary Club during the organization’s annual awards ceremony at the Quality Inn on Boundary Street. Grayco was chosen based on their contributions in ways that help improve lives, strengthen the community and foster increased civic engagement with their generosity and volunteerism. Pictured at left: Sea Island Rotary Club Board member Herman Gaither, left, and President Tom Perkins, right, present the Community Service Award to Richard Gray, founder and CEO of Grayco Inc.

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A realistic look at public education in Beaufort County By Jim Bequette

During recent 2013 budget discussions, there was often misinformation spoken and blogged about Beaufort County School District spending and academic performance. This article will address school finances and a second will be forthcoming on the improved student performance in the district after hiring Dr. Valerie Truesdale as Superintendent in 2007. Consider what Dr. Truesdale has dealt with in making improvements: • Fewer Employees: School Central office staff was reduced by 33% at a savings of $1.6 million per year. • More students: 900 additional students in recent years require teachers, books and supplies. • Cost Per Student: Beaufort County is not the highest in the state, as some have stated. According to the SC Department of Education, there are 16 districts with a higher cost-perstudent. • More Schools: Six new schools, caused by rapid approved growth by the county and Bluffton, require staffing, utilities and maintenance of several million dollars. The school district has spent nearly $250 million in today’s dollars to build adequate schools in Bluffton alone. • Reduced the Use of Mobile Classrooms: More than 60 temporary buildings (mobile classrooms) were eliminated in the last four years. • Lost Revenue: The district lost millions of dollars of tax revenue from

people switching from non-owner occupied to owner occupied homes. Act 388 failed to provide for increased sales tax revenue for these switches. • New Funding Requirements: When Riverview commenced, the school district funded it according to state law. In 2012, it was $3 million and is budgeted for $4 million in 2013. Riverview students come from a combination of home schooling, other private schools and public schools. BCSD can not eliminate a teacher for losing only one or two students from a class to a charter school so the only savings to BCSD is books and supplies. • Low Tax Rate: The Beaufort County School District has the lowest school millage rate in the state so tax bills are actually lower than any other district. For instance, the total millage for BCSD schools is 114.7. Compare this to the Columbia area where Richland 1 is 284.4 and Richland 2 is 342.30. A non-owner occupied home owner in Richland 2 would pay $4,108 in school taxes for a house worth $200,000, but would pay only one third of that or $1,376 in Beaufort. • High Cost of Living: Beaufort County has the highest cost of living in SC for housing and utilities according to IRS statistics released this year but still has the lowest tax rate in the state. The cost of living in the Columbia area is 21.5% lower. • Minimal State Funding: Under the state formula for distributing Education Finance Act monies,

Beaufort County was the only school district receiving no money for several years. Thanks to the leadership efforts of State Sen. Tom Davis, the school district received close to $600,000 in 2012. Compare this to the $109 million received by the two Columbiaarea districts. • New Cost: $75,000 more is paid to the county for drainage fees because of new schools. Under the leadership of Dr. Valerie Truesdale and the Beaufort County School Board, the additional costs, more students and reduced tax revenue were absorbed without significant tax or fee increases to homeowners, or businesses. This has been excellent financial management while improving student performance. Please remember the increased cost for construction and operation of new schools is as a result of population growth over which the school district can only respond but has no control. Regardless of the reason, the school district over the last few years — while faced with an increasing student population, overcrowded facilities, reduced financial support and implementation of an illogical and unfair state funding mechanism which demanded high results while providing minimal funding — has managed to improve the quality of education available in our public schools. Jim Bequette is a retired CPA and former Lady’s Island School Board Member.


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LOWCOUNTRY BROIL Could Battery Park be more user friendly?

Some years ago two old buildings were removed from the area adjacent to Wendy’s on Boundary Street. An historical marker was placed designating a former Civil War fortification, now known as Battery Park. What a nice improvement to this site. I am sure at least one park bench was installed at this time overlooking the far reach of Battery Creek, but there is no place to park to visit this park. A curb cut exists but wooden posts block any possibility of entering. Perhaps whoever is in charge might explain?

Watching, wondering what workers do

Recently while walking my dog I noticed a bobcat, a dump truck, a pickup pulling a large trailer and five workers making their way down my street, “edging” the over-growth off the curb area. When I inquired as to the necessity for all the equipment,


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a worker informed me that all edged material goes into the dump truck for disposal. “Then what?” I asked. He just gave me a glassy-eyed stare, then replied, “We dump it.” “Where?” I followed. To which he replied, “Wherever.” So instead of just throwing or power brushing the dirt and sand BACK into the yard from which it came, they truck it off to who knows where (landfill, trash pile, recycle bin, etc), thereby facilitating further erosion out of the neighborhood yards, not to mention wasting lots of money on equipment, fuel, payroll and other various costs.

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You see, one drives the bobcat, one drives the dump truck, one supervises (I guess that’s what he was doing), and two move the warning “MEN WORKING” signs little by little down the street as the procession moves along. Does NOT make sense to me. How about you? What adds insult to injury is the fact that all three “on-the-ground” workers were on their respective cell phones THE ENTIRE TIME! They weren’t working, they were hanging out while holding a shovel and collecting a paycheck from the city.

Signal at Craven and Charles streets tricky

The traffic signal at the corner of Craven and Charles streets needs reprogramming. This North-South route on Charles Street is a regular for me. The problem is the signal changes to red just for the sake of changing. It will automatically change just on a whim quite regularly regardless of no traffic on Craven. A calming effect is not needed here.

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Awards honor business leaders The best and brightest of northern Beaufort County’s business leaders earned recognition with Civitas Awards Friday night at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual event. Held at the Dataw Island Clubhouse, the annual meeting and Civitas Awards included Chairman Jon Rembold handing the gavel to new chair Frankie Denmark of Hargray, and an overview of 2011’s accomplishments and 2012’s goals by President Blakely Williams. There were 34 nominees for 12 Civitas Awards this year. The highest honor, the Lifetime of Leadership Award, went to Robert DeLoach. Other nominees included Bernie Kole and Larry Mark. The award recognizes an individual who has made great contributions to his/her community with their lives through various avenues of service. Service may come in the form of business growth and development, setting higher standards and/or demonstrating great leadership skills. DeLoach has lived in Beaufort all his life with the exception of his college years and his World War II service in the Navy. He has positively impacted the lives of Beaufort residents over the last six decades with his invaluable engineering experience, beginning at Parris Island where he worked for 37 years as a mechanical engineer and at BES, Inc. where he has completed countless projects, introduced groundbreaking technologies in the

From left, Rep. Shannon Erickson; winner of the Lowcountry Young Professional award, Stephen Murray; Jeff Kidd; and Kendall Erickson.

field of engineering and mentored five generations of young engineers for the past 36 years. Among DeLoach’s numerous volunteer hours include: the Beaufort Academy Board of Directors; Lady’s Island Business Professionals Association (LIBPAS) Board of Directors; South Carolina Social Services Board of Directors; and the Boy Scouts of America as District Commissioner. The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year was Valerie Althoff. Other Civitas winners included: • Regional Economic Impact: Technical College of the Lowcountry. • Excellence in Free Enterprise: Greenbug. • Community Stewardship:

Robinson Grant. • Outstanding Nonprofit: HELP of Beaufort. • Outstanding Leadership Beaufort Alumni: Terry Bennett. • Tourism Leadership: Beaufort Water Festival. • Outstanding Employee: Androula Weiland, Main Street Beaufort USA. • Military Citizenship Award: Bill Severns. • Lowcountry Young Professional: Stephen Murray, Kazoobies Inc. • Junior Enlisted Service Member of the Year: HM2 Samuel Woodson • Non-commissioned Officer of the Year: Sgt. Ashley Mohr. Judges for this year’s event included Kevin Cuppia, John Perrill, Jeff Evans, Bill Bootle, Jeff Kidd and Sallie Stone.

sheriff’s office promotions The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office wishes to congratulate the following personnel in recognition of their achievement and dedication. Effective as of the Monday, July 2, ceremony, the following civilian personnel have been promoted: Jennifer Burns: Promoted to Sheriff ’s Tech II, Sharon Chavis: Promoted to Sheriff ’s Tech II and Lori Tuten: Promoted to Sheriff ’s Tech II.

CAPTURED MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY HAS GRAND REOPENING CEREMONY Eric and Susan Smith have found a permanent home for their photography studio, Captured Moments Photography. The couple recently bought and renovated a live/work unit just off Bay Street in historic downtown Beaufort, at 509 Adventure St. They held their grand reopening celebration for friends and business associates with help from the Chamber of Commerce. Captured Moments specializes in studio portraits of families, children and babies, and high school seniors. They can be reached at

news briefs Stewart to speak at LIBPA July meeting

Dick Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of 303 Associates, will be the guest speaker for the July 10 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association to be held at 8 a.m. in the Beaufort Realtors Association Headquarters located in the Professional Business Park on Lady’s Island Drive. The meeting is open to the public. In addition to serving as the Founder and Managing Member of 303 Associates, Stewart is the founder and managing member of a hospitality company that operates the Beaufort Inn and Grid Properties, LLC a property company with holdings in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Stewart and his wife Sharon gave the original Crystal Lake property to the county for the purpose of it becoming a park and recently provided financial support for the creation of the Port Royal Sound Foundation.

US 21/Boundary Street project topic of event

Beaufort County and the City of Beaufort have scheduled an informal open house regarding the US 21/ Boundary Street road improvement project. The open house will be held Thursday, July 12 between 5 and 7 p.m. at Beaufort City Hall, 1911 Boundary Street. Preliminary alignment and traffic data will be available for review. The project begins at Neil Road and ends at Ribaut Road. It calls for replacement of the center turn lane with a median, realignment of SC 170 and the addition of a 10 ft. multi-use path. City and county officials and consultants will be on hand at the event to answer questions regarding the project. Related maps, drawings and the draft environmental assessment will be available at the county engineering office for public review following the open house. The engineering office is located at Building #3, 102 Industrial Village Road, Beaufort. Additional information may also be obtained by calling the office at 843-255-2700.

Citizen input sought for naming rail trail pathway

Beaufort County Council wants help from residents in naming a proposed pedestrian/bicycle trail planned for northern Beaufort County. The 13-milelong trail will be developed along the former railroad right of way from the Town of Port Royal through the City of Beaufort and portions of the unincorporated area of Beaufort County to the Whale Branch River. Spurs connecting portions of the trail to the community are also a part of the project. County Council will hold a public hearing on the name for the trail on Monday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road. All interested residents are encouraged to attend and offer their suggestions. For more about the project, visit www.

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Put ‘proper breathing’ on your list Take care of yourself by learning to take a deep breath By Danette Vernon

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I recently found a list of “25 Things to Do Before You Turn 25” by January Nelson. I thought, well, even at age 52, it’s never too late to accomplish what I might have started at 25. Number 1 on the list was,“Make peace with your parents (check). Whether you finally recognize that they actually had your best interests in mind or you forgive them for being flawed human beings, you can’t happily enter adulthood with that familial brand of resentment.” Other random, yet pertinent advice: “Kiss someone out of your league. Minimize your passivity. Make a habit of going outside. Enjoy the light. Relearn your friends. Forget the internet. Learn to say no — to yourself. Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and something to which you look forward. Forget who you are, what your priorities are, and how a person should be. Finally, Number 25: “Quit that job that’s making you miserable, end the relationship that makes you act like a lunatic, lose the friend whose sole purpose in life is making you feel like you’re perpetually on the verge of vomiting. You’re young, you’re resilient,

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and there are other jobs and relationships and friends if you’re patient and open.” Ah, Number 25 — if only I had started earlier! So what is the easiest thing I, or any of us, could do, barring making actual changes in our lives? We can start with taking care of ourselves by learning to breathe — yes, breathe — but deeper. Most of us breathe very shallowly, which your body may experience as chronic hyperventilation. This breathing pattern alone may cause us to stay in a state of emotional upset. In addition, some of us even hold our breath.

“Fear stops your breathing,” Gay Hendricks, noted psychologist, tells us. He goes on to explain that animals instinctively freeze when scared, holding their breath to assess the situation and to prepare for “flight of fight.” If an “all clear” is felt, they go back to breathing normally. On the other hand, humans may maintain a traumatized breathing pattern for years. Simply put, your belly needs to expand outwards when you breathe in, and suck inwards when you breathe out. To change this pattern to one that will promote healing, first practice tensing the stomach muscles, especially around the navel, then relaxing them. Do this just to get familiar with how it feels to deliberately tense, or relaxed them. Try this 8-10 times. Then just take a few deep breaths. Practice. Next, breath in deeply to a count of four, hold your breath for a count of four, breathe out for a count of four, hold for a count of four. Add an affirmation, as you breathe, if you like, “This deep breath is all I need,” or “I breathe out worry, and breathe in peace.” Try it. Then believe that “this deep breath is all you really need” to start on the list you missed out on at age 25.

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The truth about eyelash extensions By Takiya Smith

For the past two and a half years, I have professionally, knowledgeably and successfully practiced as a trained and certified beauty consultant. My area of expertise allows me to specialize in semi-permanent eyelash extensions, which differ greatly from self-applied false eyelashes. I have been questioned about eyelash extensions and have heard others offer incorrect information, thus improperly educating clients. In this article, let’s discuss the truth about eyelash extensions. First, the proper name for professionally applied lashes is semipermanent eyelash extensions, which are individual, synthetic fibers that are grafted to each natural lash, one at a time. The fibers, ranging from real or faux mink, plastic and even human hair, are adhered using a surgical grade adhesive that can not be purchased in stores and is only sold to and recommended for use by trained and certified specialists. Hair extension glue, super glue and nail glue, among others, are not acceptable nor professional and can cause rash, irritation and infection to the sensitive

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eye and surrounding skin. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions should only be applied by a professional, otherwise the end result could lead to improperly applied extensions and damage to the natural lash line. One of the biggest myths regarding semi-permanent eyelash extensions is that they will cause breakage or damage to the clients natural eyelashes. The truth about the matter is that as long as the lashes are applied properly by a trained professional, the extensions will not cause damage or breakage. Eyelashes, like hair on our heads, grow from a follicle and shed regularly. Both the hair from our heads, as well as our lashes, go through three stages of natural growth: Anagen (growth), Catagen (transitional), and Telogen (resting). These three phases of hair growth,

transition and resting are natural, and each individual eyelash has a life cycle of roughly 90 days in which they grow, shed and grow some more. Each cycle is never ending, and as semi-permanent eyelashes are adhered to the lash only, not the skin or blocking the follicle, this allows the process to continue healthily and naturally. The lash extension stays attached to the natural lash which is shed, thus leaving behind a newly emerged lash that will eventually shed as well. Several factors, such as health, medication, atmosphere, diet and exercise can determine the growth cycle of your natural lashes, however eyelash extensions are not the cause of lost lashes. Lash extensions can last between four to six weeks and can be worn indefinitely with routine maintenance every two to three weeks. In relation, false applied lashes such as adhesive lash strips and flares, which differ greatly from semi-permanent eyelash extensions, can be bought and applied personally, but are made to be worn temporarily for a matter of hours throughout a day. The adhesive is water soluble latex-based and should be washed and removed nightly due to being applied directly to the skin, thus blocking the follicle. Continued or prolonged use can and will damage and break the lashes as well as cause inflammation and infection due to blockage. For more information regarding the facts about semi-permanent eyelash extensions and false eyelashes, visit


Cubes for the Cure

Firefighters create nonprofit in honor of Bob “Banny” Banfield On April 25, Beaufort lost a brother firefighter and dear friend to cancer. Robert “Banny” Banfield was an avid runner, competition swimmer, husband, nature enthusiast and health nut. He was only 54 years young when he lost his battle with neuroendorcrine cancer. Many of Banny’s family, friends and co-workers knew that Bob was the most physically fit person for his age group and was a person who lived a healthy lifestyle. He ate healthy/organic foods, ran marathons, biathlons, and competed in swim meets often. Bob even competed in the Hunting Island Biathlon months before passing away to show defiance towards his cancer. Bob always put an emphasis on his physical fitness because he wanted to be in the best shape possible every time he stepped off the fire truck ready to act. Cancer is a major illness that can threaten anyone at any given time. Firefighters are against more alarming odds than the general public. In a threeyear study completed in 2005 by the University of Cincinnati, researchers concluded that firefighters face a 102% greater chance of contracting testicular cancer than any other type of worker, a 53% greater chance of multiple myeloma, a 51% greater chance of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a 39% greater chance of skin cancer, a 32% greater chance of brain cancer, a 28% greater chance of prostate cancer, a 22% greater chance of stomach cancer, and a 21% greater chance of colon cancer. Before Banny passed away, his

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coworkers sat down with him one night at the firehouse during one of their big firehouse dinners and told him as a department they wanted to pull together to dedicate this year to raising money in his honor to help find a cure for cancer. Firefighter Nate Hildreth said, “The smile on Banny’s face is something that will stick with me for a long time. I still wonder if it was because we were doing this in his honor or if the thought of

all us actually doing a marathon was comical. Either way he was very honored and humbled.” “Cubes for the Cure” was formed in early March 2012 with the goal to raise money and promote cancer awareness. The group has teamed up with the Beaufort Memorial Foundation for guidance and recognizing that Bob requested all proceeds to be donated to the Keyserling Cancer Center. Along with the mission to run the half and full marathon in Savannah at the Rock and Roll Marathon on November 3, the new nonprofit is also going to attempt a world record. One of the firefighters will be running a full marathon while attempting to solve more than 100 Rubik’s cubes in order to break the current Guinness World Record that was set last year to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Every penny of all tax-deductible donations and sponsorships made during this event will be given to the Beaufort Memorial Keyserling Cancer Center to fund cancer research. Cubes for the Cure is reaching out to

the community locally, across the region and around the country to get involved. For those who have either never ran a race, have always considered doing one or are already an avid runner as Banny was, join the team to run or walk the half marathon (13.1 miles) or the full marathon (26.2 miles). Also, take a quick moment and jump on the social media wave to keep up to date on the group’s progress. “LIKE” Cubes for the Cure on Facebook and “Follow” them on Twitter @cubesforthecure. Volunteers are also needed in the coming months at several fundraisers being held leading up to the race, including an event Oct. 20 at Carolina Wings in Port Royal. The group is seeking volunteers to help at various checkpoints along the race route in Savannah to help refresh Rubik’s cubes for the world record team, or to just show up to cheer on everyone. As firefighter Hildreth said, “We are hoping that the organization of Cubes for the Cure will promote public awareness of all types of cancer to include neuroendocrine carcinoma, show that cancer has no prejudices to any one health style, and find more individuals who would like to participate in our cause as we ‘Battle for Banny.’ Chances are we have probably all known someone or even lost a close friend/family member to cancer. We hope that one day we can discover a solution to this disease and give us that edge to keep us around a little longer to celebrate life with those who love us.”

Protect your eyes this holiday weekend By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO

The holidays are a favorite time for Americans to shoot fireworks. Yet mishaps with fireworks could make the holiday memorable for all the wrong reasons. Each year, thousands of Americans are injured using fireworks, and 1,300 people injure their eyes. Eye injuries

from fireworks include cuts, burns, abrasions, retinal detachment, optic nerve damage, rupture of the eyeball, and complete blindness. This damage is often permanent. Young children and teenagers account for more than half of all fireworks injuries in the United States. In one memorable case, a six-year-old boy found an M-80

firework in his home and lit it with a barbecue lighter. The explosion resulted in a traumatic injury that impacted the boy’s throat, face and eyes. His parents called 911 for help and his eye injuries required an immediate cornea transplant and lens replacement, and he has undergone several additional eye surgeries since then with permanently

reduced vision. Our eyes are very delicate, and you only get two of them, so a fireworks accident can be truly devastating. Unfortunately, many Americans get caught up in the excitement of the holiday, and forget that fireworks are also dangerous explosives. Children are particularly vulnerable to fireworks hazards. the island news | july 5-11, 2012 |


from the front


Jimmy on patrol in Afghanistan.

Back with friends in Beaufort.

his calf, and after two surgeries, he was on the mend. After a month in the hospital, instead of going home or back to the U.S., he returned to his platoon. “I had already made it clear that I wanted to go back to my base. I didn’t

want to leave, really,” he said. But last week, after serving out his tour and being awarded the Purple Heart, Jimmy was able to come home to Lady’s Island. He said most important thing he

learned while away was a greater appreciation for his family and friends, and not to take them for granted. His dad Jim, who owns the landscaping company Lawn Solutions, threw a party for his son’s homecoming that included a DJ, an inflatable slip n’ slide, and a caterer serving barbecue, something Jimmy craved while he was away. Jimmy cites his dad as the person who has inspired him most in his life. “He’s always been a role model and supported us in whatever we did,” he said. But Jimmy’s bravery and dedication to his unit serve as an inspiration to his community and to everyone who stands for freedom this holiday weekend.

one leg. Chris compelled the Independence Fund that his buddy Nick should be the recipient of the $23,000 Paragolfer (Stand Up and Play device) that will be presented at the Plums Beer Dinner. The money was raised from Healing Hero Golf Week earlier in April, during which hundreds of local golfers and wounded veterans played together over five days. The Paragolfer will not only grant Chris the independence to stand up and play golf competitively, but some of the physical therapeutic benefits include stimulating the metabolism, stretching muscles, reducing spasticities and improving joint mobility. “It’s a fairly expensive piece of

equipment but it’s worth the price for the independence and the additional freedom that it will give Nick to enhance the quality of his life,” said Dick Clarke of the Independence Fund. Essentially, the Independence Fund is a South Carolina nonprofit organization that provides the therapeutic and recreational opportunities for injured military members so that they can lead independent, productive and satisfying lives. Since it was founded in 2007, the Independence Fund has been able to donate $1.75 million dollars to provide various equipment and therapies for the severely wounded veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq. And for the last two years, the Plums benefit dinner has raised $1,000. This year,

charitable guests will enjoy four courses paired with four delicious R.J. Rockers beers. Following the patriotic meal, Nick and Chris will share their story titled “I’ve got your back.” “It will be humorous. It will be light. But it will describe the bonding that these two veterans did to support each other, encourage each other, and come through those experiences far better than they would have on their own,” commented Clarke. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, the Plums Beer Dinner will give the American people an opportunity to stand for these healing heroes at $65 per person. Folks can make their reservations by calling 843-986-5092 or emailing

continued from page 1 Even though he had been around Marines his entire life, Jimmy, 26, had to experience first-hand the reality of being deployed and what it means to protect his country. He started boot camp in March 2011, and by December his unit was sent to a small base in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. While on patrol there in February of this year, he was shot in the leg by enemy fire. What Jimmy calls “a routine gun shot,” the bullet went straight through


continued from page 1 A “suspicious item” was identified near Nick’s position on his four-day counterinsurgency mission in the Musa Qala District of Afghanistan. When Nick approached to investigate, the can with wires detonated and an enemy ambush ensued. Under a line of fire, doctors rushed to save Nick’s life, closing his wounds and preparing him for the MEDEVAC, which was delayed due to the danger. When Nick returned home, he began his rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Virginia where he befriended Chris Bowers, who also lost

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we value? I heard somewhere that the average American family spends more time planning a trip to Disneyworld than they spend thinking about and planning for their financial future. From experience, I’m not sure that’s far off. So one of the very best things we can do to make a difference in our financial lives is simply to THINK ABOUT IT, and then be radically self aware about what our calendars and checkbooks say about our priorities. If we don’t like what we see, we can slowly start to make changes and hopefully repeating that process will give us a great chance at ending up at the right place.

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USCB Center for Arts features three films this week “The First Position” from The Documentary Series presented by Emerging Pictures in HD at USCB Center For the Arts on Sunday, July 8 at 4 p.m. Synopsis: An award winning documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America G r a n d Prix, one of the most prestigious b a l l e t competitions in the world. Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter this competition, where lifelong dreams are at stake Ratings & Reviews: Internet rating sites, IMDb: 6.2; Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 96/Audience: 93. Very good marks. Newspaper Critics: The New Yorker: “... a child’s hopeful spirit can actually triumph over the physical world.” LA Times: “Performers are so young, so serious, so full of dreams and so hard on themselves...”; Time: “This is a valentine to the art, just about as irresistible.”

Previewer Comments: This documentary in English is a remarkable look into the world of ballet, where you must begin to train seriously at a very young age, even preteen. The strength of this film is the filmmaker’s desire for the audience to understand each dancer’s background, makeup and story. Rated: Unrated, but can be considered to be PG13 “In The Family” from The Indie Series on Monday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Synopsis: In a small town in Tennessee, Chip, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again. Howe ve r, C o d y ’ s will names his sister as Chip’s guardian, rather than Joey. Joey’s life unravels as Chip is taken away from him. In his now solitary home life, Joey searches for a solution. The law is not


on his side, but friends are. Armed by their comfort and inspired by memories of Cody, Joey finds a path to be at peace and closer to his son. Ratings & Reviews: Internet rating site, IMDb, has not yet rated this very new release, but Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 100/Audience: 87; Very high marks. Newspaper Critics: Roger Ebert: “What a courageous first feature this is, a film that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing.” Previewer Comments: This Indie film with fine actors is a great movie to push us to widen our understanding and acceptance of different relationships and less traditional family units. Its strength is in its ability to teach us how love and caring transcends sexuality, without preaching or shoving it in our faces. Try hard to see it! Rated: Likely considered PG13. “Otter 501” from the Documentary Film Series on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Synopsis: A storm grows, a sea otter pup is separated from her mother, and a young woman bound for adventure blows in to town. On a wild, windswept beach these lives collide and an entire species’ survival gets personal. Otter 501 combines stunning natural

history footage with clever, digital age storytelling. See the playful pup, otter n u m b e r 501, get an amazing s e c o n d chance at life in the wild. Ratings & Reviews: Internet site IMDb 3.0, Rotten To m a t o e s : Critics: 60/Audiences: 100. The ratings reflect that critics seldom like documentaries, but audiences love them. Previewer Comments: This documentary about the loveable sea otter and the perils it faces is charming and delightful for all love rs of sea animals, including children and adults. Rated: Likely considered PG. All films are presented by Emerging Pictures in HD at USCB Center for the Arts. Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call the box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time. Dennis Tavernetti is a resident of St. Helena Island and retired to the Lowcountry having a lifelong interest in the arts.

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Notable Beaufort gardens on tour A delegation from the renowned Charleston Horticultural Society, including Co-founder Karl B. Smith along with Committee Chairs Susan Epstein and Mary Miller, toured 15 notable Beaufort Gardens this past week and were very impressed with the gardening skills they saw. “My admiration of and attraction to the city has grown immeasurably because of this visit,” said Karl Smith. “What a fabulous day we had in Beaufort,” said Plantasia and Tours Director Susan Epstein. “Every stop we made was a gem!” said Andre Michaux. Below is a list of gardens they visited, including the wonderful gardens at Dean Hall Plantation where Gay Fowler has done a truly amazing job with the design of her old rose, formal gardens, and outbuildings. Woody and Lynne Collin’s magical sustainable organic farm in Seabrook was also a favorite on the trip. Woody is the founder of Friends of Gardens Corner, the new group that is working toward putting a historical marker up to honor Dr. Alexander Garden who planted the first gardenia plant in America in Sheldon at Gardens Corner. The gardenia plant was named after Dr. Garden by noted Swedish botanist Carl Linneaus. Lunch was at the lovely Bay Street house and garden of Peggy Reynolds. The Charleston Horticultural Society (CHS) is a nonprofit organization with membership open to all. The organization has grown to more than 1,300 individual and business members interested in learning about all aspects of horticulture through lectures, a newsletter, educational workshops and special tours. Upcoming events include the Gateway Walk — Places for the Spirit on Wednesday, July 18, from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Join CHS and explore one of Charleston’s best kept secrets. In 1930, the Garden Club of Charleston enlisted the help of Loutrel Briggs to design a series of walkways through the

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featured beaufort gardens • 711 Prince St., Sam & Heather Vale, Nancy Law. • 803 Prince St., Mike Rainey. • 511 Prince St., Robert Smalls House, Bonnie and John McCardell. • 503 Washington St., Lisa and Jeff Sanderson. • 501 King Street, Diane and Conway Ivy. • 500 Port Republic Street, Marsha Williams and Scott Sonoc. • 601 Bay St., Gwen & Scott Myers. • 2212 Bay St., Peggy and Wayne Reynolds. • Dean Hall Plantation, Seabrook, home of Gay and Frank Fowler. • Lynn and Woody Collins, Seabrook Plus many other beautiful gardens and yards were appreciated from the street by the group.

Diane and Conway Ivy’s garden.

graveyards and public spaces connecting Archdale Street to Philadelphia Alley that became the Gateway Walk. Local architectural historian Karen Prewitt will lead the journey through history, architecture and social customs. For information or to join, call 843-579-9922 or go online to www.

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Sliders’ Summer Soiree: ‘One Enchanted Evening’ of dancing Many may ask, “What in the world is Slide Dancing?” It is simply line dancing to Rhythm & Blues music and is also known as soul line dancing. Some of the dances you may have heard of are “The Wobble,” “Zydeco Bounce,” and “Temptations Cha Cha.” Slide Dancing began in Philadelphia during the 1960’s and in recent years has rapidly spread across the nation. Beaufort’s Family Slide Dancers celebrated their Second Annual Summer Soiree on June 9 at the Officers’ Club at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. It was organized by instructor Lynn Bryant. Several groups from Columbia joined the Family Slide Dancers for a night of dancing to the tunes of DJ “Sweet Music Man.” Guest instructors included the founder of Soul Line Dance in South Carolina and Bryant’s mentor, Sandy Thompson, originally of Philadelphia. Before her retirement, Lynn Bryant founded Family Slide Dancers at St. Helena Elementary in August 2010. It has now increased to locations throughout Beaufort County

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with dancers’ ages ranging from 20 to 80 years old. “I always dreamed of having a club where people of all ages and backgrounds would come together and dance, just like at a family reunion or wedding reception,” said Bryant. “So Family Slide Dancers is definitely a dream come true.” In July, additional classes are beginning for the community.

Class times are 6 p.m. From left, Gwen Jones, Roni Caw, Wednesdays at Penn Center on Bill Jones and Sally Markovich. St. Helena Island or Thursdays at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. This is an excellent opportunity for enjoyable exercise and meeting new friends. For more information, call instructor Lynn Bryant Chris Smalls and Sandy at 843-521-7474 or email Thompson.

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Snake bite blues By Jack Sparacino

Despite my recent attempts to cover the entire entertainment business in two entire pages, readers tell me there are still a few more subjects that deserve some attention. This time I enlisted the help of those eclectic wizards, the Adage Re-visitation Team, so surely this list closes all the gaps in my previous reporting and ensures that 100 or so years of “modern” entertainment have been comprehensively addressed. 1. Patsy Cline. Shouldn’t her name appear on THE master list of American treasures? Thankfully, one can contact the Always Patsy Cline Fan Organization in Joelton, Tenn. After all, Ms. Cline did become the first solo female artist ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Pretty impressive. She had her own (in 1993, 29 cent) stamp. She was also ranked 46th in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” (should have been in the top 10 if you ask me). Her collection of timeless hits, including “Crazy” and “Walkin’ After Midnight,” still soars. 2. Dustin Hoffman. Remember that 30-ish young actor who won us over with his winning performance in “The Graduate”? Incredibly, that was more than 40 years ago, but his pizzazz and incredible skills have endured like a fine watch. Watching his performance as Ace Bernstein in the TV series “Luck” reminds one of the research that demonstrates how time seems to go by increasingly faster as you get older. 3. Slide guitar music. I think the entire music industry would collapse like a house of match sticks without top slide guitar musicians who can take you to a wonderful place in just a few bars.

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

After weeks of research, I can only conclude that blue seems to be the top color in song titles ... It’s interesting to note that most of these songs are fundamentally happy ones, unless listening to the blues gives you the blues. Just watching their hands dance across the frets is enough to make you smile. 4. Dog shows. Love dogs? Check. Love intense competition? Check. Don’t mind watching some breeds you’ve never seen or heard of win first place when your favorites underwhelm the judges? Err, check. Even when they’re kooky looking and their owners wear goofy clothes? Well, you have to draw the line somewhere, I suppose, but maybe some of the owners just need to put on a decent pair of jeans and a polo shirt and we’re good to go. 5. Ventriloquists. Interesting how some of the best known performers over the years moved their lips more than some who’ve remained relatively obscure. The real issue may be how well audiences relate to the characters in the act as opposed to pure technique. Edgar Bergen and Paul Winchell, for example, were hard to beat. 6. Minor league baseball. By the time you get to AA baseball, it starts to look a lot like major league play. I remember watching a couple of pitchers start warming up in the bullpen in Bridgeport, Conn., for the Bluefish one night. They

were about 20 years old. I was 10 feet away and they were both throwing pellets. The balls exploded in the catchers’ gloves. It’s just great fun to watch a major league player perform well after you’ve seen him dazzle in the minors. 7. Antiques Road Show. You’ve got to give this program all kinds of credit for having apparently helped to inspire cable TV derivatives like “Storage Wars,” “American Pickers,” and “Pawn Stars.” The best scenes often involve people who have enjoyed owning a special thingamajig for years but practically fall over backwards when they learn that it’s worth more than almost anything else they own. “Oh ... my ... GOODNESS!” And what a great way to learn some history. 8. The power of blue. After weeks of research, I can only conclude that blue seems to be the top color in song titles. The list is seemingly endless and includes “Blue Danube,” “Am I Blue,” “Blue Moon,” “Statesboro Blues,” “Bluer Than Blue,”“My Blue Heaven,”“Bluebird of Happiness,” “Hard Luck Blues,” “Blue Skies,” “Blue Moon Over Kentucky,” and perhaps my favorite, “Blue Bayou.”

It’s interesting to note that most of these songs are fundamentally happy ones, unless listening to the blues gives you the blues. Jack 9. Snake Sparacino charmers. Not to be confused with snake oil salesmen or ordinary horn or woodwind players, these guys give all new meaning to the power of charm schools. I’m curious to know if the “industry” tracks accident rates. How many serious snake bites occur annually? I’ll bet that could give you the blues. 10. Lady Gaga. Our son alerted us to this artist three years ago. Silly us, she was already a 60 zillion megawatt star before we ever heard of her. Her incredible stage shows notwithstanding, it’s a treat to hear her sing and play the piano without any electronics or a kaleidoscope of energetic young performers accompanying her. Or the outrageous costumes. Just Lady Gaga. By herself. Maybe she really WAS born that way. 11. Smash. This network TV show about how a Broadway musical gets developed is simply dazzling. The dancing, singing, negotiating, backbiting and endless rehearsing help one better understand how challenging the entire process is. And maybe why ticket prices are what they are. OK, that about does it. Three pages to cover 100 years of entertainment history. Given the age of the universe, some 14 billion years, 33 years per page seems about right. But I’m open to suggestions.

Do you suffer from Notification Suffocation? By Cherimie Crane Weatherford Insurmountable pain delivered by the evil itches of chicken pox, incredulous blisters caused by continuous use of crutches, and the arctic blasts of ice applied for back pain have all attempted to prepare me with endurance and stamina in dealing with life’s stem of certain unwelcomed and unavoidable thorns. There aren’t many bones I haven’t broken, twisted or otherwise overused. Fortunately, the common cold isn’t all that common for me. Growing up playing with large farm animals, jumping from barns, and being used as a human cannon ball to scare snakes out of swimming holes, I consider myself to be somewhat resilient. There is a new ailment that pales my powers of prevention. No amount of orange juice, zinc or Mamma’s grits can tame the symptoms or shorten the suffrage of the formidable Notification Suffocation. This new disease brings forth challenges that modern medicine did not predict and simply cannot treat. Attacking the very core of any unsuspecting victim in unimaginable ways at tremendously inopportune

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There is a new ailment that pales my powers of prevention. No amount of orange juice, zinc or Mama’s grits can tame the symptoms or shorten the suffrage of the formidable Notification Suffocation. This new disease brings forth challenges that modern medicine did not predict and simply cannot treat.

times, Notification Suffocation spreads with warp-like speed and leaves a path of certain devastation. As a nondiscriminatory predator, it affects women and men. Paralyzing them both with a varying degree of shame, guilt, shock and reducing even the most astute attention span to that of a hyped-up honey badger, it strikes with piercing preciseness. Symptoms in women can be spotted quite easily. Any female suffering with bouts of Notification Suffocation will exhibit obvious signs of distress. Women all over the world are dropping iPhones in toilets, typing on Blackberries in beauty shops and using iPads to photograph food, fashion and

unfortunate friends. Their faces show signs of make-up application gone awry in an attempt to apply mascara while iMessaging. Their outfits are a desperate cry for help that portrays dressing while texting and their fingernails show wear from incessant updating on Facebook. Men are not immune to the crippling effects, the outward signs or the immediate hazards. All across land and sea, obscenities are being shrilled at drowned Droids, backed over Blackberries and irreplaceable iPhones. Fisherman are baiting while blabbing, contractors are trimming while texting, and business men all over the world are updating their profiles during presentations. The results are

astounding and the adverse effect on production of any kind is staggering. I too suffer from Notification Suffocation. Barely being able to compose a complete sentence without the desire to “LOL” or “WTH”, my conversation skills have fallen prey to a mere 40 words or less regime. It has progressed to the point of text trauma and dropped call drama. Any chime, buzz, ring or rattle, with robot precision I respond to even the most unnecessary notification. The microwave goes off and I check my phone. The doorbell rings and I check my phone. It is a sad existence. In a world of technological relationships, basic interaction becomes difficult, face to face second to Facebook, and eye to eye replaced by iPhone to iPad. I do miss the days of coffee shop conversations, waiting in line introductions, and real life smiles at real life updates. We can only hope to combat this illness with human interaction, complete sentences and an ability to resist answering in the shower. We were able to put a man on the moon, possibly we can find a way to put down our phones.

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A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County

Whale Branch Early College High School resource officer, counselor earn state honors The school resource officer at Whale Branch Early College High School has been named the 2012 Eric Bamberg State School Resource Officer of the Year, and the head of the school’s guidance department also was recognized for her support and performance. The South Carolina Association of School Resource Officers’ selection of Cpl. Daniel Allen, a deputy with the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office, marks the third time in the last four years that a local officer has won the statewide recognition. The award is named for a longtime school resource officer at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School. The association also recognized Geraldine Henderson, chair of Whale Branch Early College High School’s guidance department, as its 2012 Educator of the Year for her support of the School Resource Officer program and her overall performance and dedication. School resource officers, often referred to as SROs, are certified and sworn law enforcement officers assigned to full-time duty at a school. In addition to their law enforcement duties, however, SROs focus on student counseling, mentoring and proactive problem-solving. Whale Branch High Principal Priscilla Drake praised Allen’s work at the school. “He’s just super, a key member of our

School Resource Officer Cpl. Daniel Allen and Geraldine Henderson, chair of the Whale Branch Early College High School’s guidance department.

team,” Drake said. “He’s not a sit-in-theoffice kind of person because he’s always on the move, always working on building personal relationships and trust with our students. They trust Cpl. Allen so much that they often take their concerns directly to him.” Superintendent Valerie Truesdale noted that Allen’s selection means that all three of the county’s major law enforcement agencies have now been recognized for their partnerships with the school district. She added that Henderson’s recognition in the

same award cycle is evidence of the district’s strong partnerships with law enforcement. “These statewide honors are a tribute to the professionalism of our resource officers and a reflection of the quality of the SRO program in our schools,” Truesdale said. “Cpl. Allen and Ms. Henderson have been key contributors to the academic improvements and successes we’re seeing at Whale Branch Early College High.” Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, who endorsed Allen’s nomination for the statewide award, added his congratulations

and noted that the corporal had also been recognized as 2012 Lowcountry Region School Resource Officer of the Year. “We are extremely proud of the work that all our school resource officers do,” Tanner said, “and we are especially pleased with Corp. Allen’s regional and statewide recognition as School Resource Officer of the Year.” Drake and Truesdale also praised the work of Henderson, who was a Marine drill instructor before she became an educator. “She’s much more than a counselor, almost like a mom to our kids,” Drake said. “She makes sure that students — and their parents, too — know what it’s going to take to graduate from high school and make plans to succeed after high school.” Truesdale said Henderson’s take-charge leadership at the school has been a key factor in the success of Whale Branch’s early college program, which last month graduated the school’s first students with both high school diplomas and two-year associate’s degrees from the Technical College of the Lowcountry. “She never quits,” Truesdale said. “Her personal ‘ownership’ of students’ post-secondary plans and her hands-on approach to guiding students toward success after they leave Whale Branch are truly amazing.”

SCHOOL briefs Governor’s School for the Arts graduates South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities students from Beaufort County graduated with the Class of 2012 on Friday, May 25. Graduation events took place on the school campus, as well as the Peace Center in Greenville. The class of 95 graduates, including the Beaufort County students, garnered approximately $25 million in scholarship offers. The school had a 100% graduation rate. • Libby Davis: Visual Art, Beaufort High School, to attend Virginia Tech • Matt Osborne: Dance, Beaufort High School, to attend Coker College. Truesdale receives statewide award School leaders in Lexington, Spartanburg, and Beaufort have been named 2012 William B. Harley Lifetime Achievement Award Valerie recipients. Truesdale The S. C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents these awards. Each year, SCASA selects three education


Riverview Charter School had 18 students with Perfect Attendance for this school year. Pictured from top left, back row: Lee Jones, Kaki Harrelson, Kendall Martin, Kevin Ford, Jordyn Ford, Christa Moore, Caitlin Moore, Joseph Mooney and Cole McKelvey. Front row: Michael Freeman, Cashiel Bowles, Lauryn Black, Clara Kolb, Brenden Ford, Ja’laila Jenkins, Mikhai Greene, Bryce DeFilipis and Marquell Sutton (not pictured). leaders as exemplars of education leadership. The newest award winners are Dr. Karl Fulmer, Chief Financial Services Officer, Lexington School District Five; Dr. Donna Gutshall, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Spartanburg School District Six; and Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Superintendent, Beaufort County Schools. Dr. Truesdale has served as high school and college faculty, as an assistant principal, a high school principal, a senior executive at the South Carolina Department of Education, a district

chief instructional officer and as superintendent in Oconee County. Since 2007, Dr. Truesdale has served as superintendent in Beaufort County and since then has reversed the district’s stagnant academic fortunes with a strong focus on teacher development, enhanced classroom technology, extended learning opportunities for struggling learners and improved student discipline. She was the 2009 SC Superintendent of the Year. Camps offered at E.C. Montessori E.C. Montessori & Grade School will

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These Middle School students received the honor of being on the Director’s List (All A’s) for all three trimesters this school year at Riverview. From top left: May Harrelson, Cooper Woods, Chris Hoogenboom, Robin Bridgers, Jessica Elkins, Eliza Akers, Taylor Gates, Sarah McMullen and Allison Suber (not pictured). be offering the following camps for 3-6 year-olds for the month of July: JULY 9-13: OOEY, GOOEY FUN Students will have a blast using and learning how to make different kinds of play-dough, slime, goop and gooeygak! JULY 16-20: GREAT ART ADVENTURE Budding artists will enjoy this week as creativity flows. Different art media will be used by the children as they explore the wonderful world of art. JULY 23-27: RHYTHM BAND JAM

Children will create their own rhythm instruments using recycled materials and will play in a rhythm band performance. JULY 30-AUGUST 3: WIGGLY WORMS & CRITTERS Nothing inspires curiosity like wiggly worms and bugs. Children will learn about many different kinds of insects, worms and creepy crawlers. Any interested families should call 843-525 1141 for more information. Cost is $85/week (8:30 - 11:45 a.m.), $125/week (8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.) or $150/week (7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).

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Fleetwood O’Farrell, the popular director of the Child Abuse Prevention Association’s (CAPA) Open Arms Shelter, retired July 1 after nine fruitful years. CAPA is a local nonprofit that was started 25 years ago to help break the destructive cycle of child abuse and neglect in Beaufort County by educating parents, children and their caregivers through a variety of programs. At the heart of the organization is the Open Arms Shelter that accepts and comforts children removed from their home by the Department of Social Services and no family member or foster home is available to take in the child. Since opening its doors in 1985, the shelter has served more than 2,000 area children. CAPA’s Open Arms Shelter is the only shelter of its type now serving the five county area — Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton and Allendale. The money to run the shelter comes solely from donations and fundraisers and proceeds from CAPA’s Closet, a thrift store of donated clothes and items that has recently moved to a new, bigger location on Ribaut Road. Fleetwood is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, “where I also learned to Shag,” she said with a smile. She’s retiring after 35 years in the field of Human Services, which, after getting her masters degree from Clemson, included working for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) on the Child and Adolescent Unit of the State Hospital in Columbia; Director of Sustenance Services for Pee Dee Region of the SCDMH; and Director of Clinical Service for Beaufort County Department of Alcohol and Other Drugs. In the nine years spent as director of the CAPA Open Arms Shelter, Fleetwood was instrumental in the development and implementation of the CARE Curriculum, specifically designed to train staff working in residential emergency children’s shelters, a program coordinated with Cornell University. She also served on the board of directors for the South Carolina Emergency Shelter Interest Group and as its president for two years. In her work at the shelter, Fleetwood said, “I encourage the spirit of hospitality. Children that come into our care are our guests during their stay, and as such, are to be treated with respect and dignity. We provide a loving,stable and safe environment in which a child can go about the business of being a child. We encourage the residents to look beyond their circumstances and embrace a hope for a better future. We at Open Arms are hope brokers. Working for CAPA has been a true blessing to me.” Fleetwood, who moved to Beaufort 26 years ago, is a member of St. Helena Parish Church where she serves on the altar guild and as a docent during their tours. She’s also on the board of directors of the Exchange Club of Beaufort. She is very proud of her two sons, Ty and Bradshaw. Tina Kuhn, the new incoming shelter director, has also been connected with the shelter for the


give back to capa To volunteer or make a donation call 843-5244350 or go online to or email Capa Closet Treasures Thrift Store is at 1340 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. To donate clothes, call 843-524-0281.

past nine years. Most recently she managed the children’s cases and worked as an advocate for the children. She also made their doctor, dental and mental health appointments along with being in charge of transporting the children to and from their appointments. Tina, an Illinois native, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coastal Carolina University, and taught first grade at Praise Christian Academy for 19 years. “I have a love of children,” said Tina. A particular experience that Tina had while growing up led to her current passion to help children. “My best friend in middle school was a foster child,” she said. “One day when I went to school, she was not there. After a week went by, our teacher found out that social services had moved her. I was never able to say good bye. That always bothered me. After that, I always had an interest in the social service field and I always wanted to be there for children that were placed in care and that were removed from their biological families.” Through her work she said, “I’ve learned that children are resilient and I’ve become a stronger person working with abused and neglected children.” Tina has been married for “28 wonderful years” and loves the friendly people and natural beauty she finds in Beaufort. She also rides a motorcycle, something she doesn’t think people would have

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Tina Kuhn and Fleetwood O’Farrell.

“expected me to do,” Tina said with a smile. Fleetwood has total confidence that Tina will do a great job as shelter director. “Tina has been my ‘right hand woman’ for the last four years. She not only brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position, but the heart of a lioness looking out for her cubs. She is a great advocate for children and the staff that care for them.” Fleetwood went on to also praise all the donors and CAPA volunteers she has worked with. “I can’t tell you the breadth and depth of the kindness and generosity of the donors and volunteers that have made the last nine years such a rich experience for not only the residents, but for me,” she said. “They have ensured that the children celebrate birthdays, holidays and go on special outings throughout the year. They are the life blood of CAPA and have helped us to stay viable and meet the needs of the ‘least of these’ of our community.” Fleetwood adds, “I also can’t sing the praises of Susan Cato, executive director, too loud. She has been a great friend and colleague for many years and became an inspirational ‘boss’ during my tenure at CAPA. Job well done, Susan!” Job well done to you too, Fleetwood! This sentiment was echoed by Tina, who said, “Fleetwood was a wonderful shelter director and I leaned a lot under her supervision and she’ll be greatly missed by all the employees and children at CAPA.” When it comes to the future of CAPA, Tina said, “My plans are to be the best Shelter Director I can be for CAPA, remembering always to put the children first and making sure their needs are met. After all that is what CAPA is all about.”

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Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 visits the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort a minimum of two times a year in support of Marine Aircraft Group 31. This visit’s main focus is to support the Marine Division Tactics Course as well as MAG-31.

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Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 will be aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort for approximately three weeks in support of Marine Aircraft Group 31 and Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron 1. The squadron provides air-to-air combat instruction to Fleet Marine Forces and squadrons by replicating enemy aircraft tactics, said Maj. Eddie Jessen, VMFT-401 detachment officerin-charge. It is the only adversary squadron in the Marine Corps. “VMFT-401 comes to the Air Station a minimum of twice a year from Yuma, Ariz., in support of MAG31, however the main focus of this detachment is to support the Marine Division Tactics Course held by MAWTS-1,” said Jessen. MDTC is a graduate level course that provides F/A-18 Hornet aircrew and Marine air intercept controllers with ground and airborne instruction in doctrine, tactics and weapons considerations for the successful use of Marine fighter attack aircraft in combat. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401’s air crew will support approximately three missions per day.

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Local children get hooked on fishing Thanks to some generous volunteers from Dataw Island Yacht Club, members of Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort got a chance to experience the joy of fishing. The 5th Annual Dee Smith Memorial Fishing Day paired volunteers bearing rods and reels, Stenko lures and menhaden oil with 21 novice anglers anxious to test their skills. After a short course in safety and casting, the kids and their mentors hit the shores of the “Hardluck Ponds” of Dataw Island. Captain Lanny Kraus, a Dataw Island resident, retired veterinarian and professor, and charter captain has helped organize the event every year. “We teach the kids how to fish using Club member Sebastian Urzua and techniques that don’t require a high Captain Lanny Kraus with the last fish level of skill,” he said. “Today’s lesson caught. really focused on how to use the tackle Boys & Girls Club member Jimiya correctly.” Lawrence and volunteer Steve Peskoe Several children learned the lesson proudly display a 3 pound bass. well, with five or six large mouth bass brought to shore over the course “We appreciate the generosity and of about two hours. The first-time efforts of the Dataw Island Yacht Club anglers’ excitement, mixed with some in exposing our kids to an activity they trepidation, was apparent with each fish may normally not get to experience.” After fishing, the children were treated caught. to lunch and got to keep their rods and “Part of the Boys & Girls Club mission is to give our members an reels. The event is held annually and is opportunity to participate in activities that can bring lifelong joy,” said Chris named in memory of Dee Smith, who Three Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort Protz, Chief Professional Officer of served for years as president of the board members prepare to leave the shores after a morning of fishing. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. of Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort.

meeting summer campaign goals Community leaders, an international entertainer, an out-of-town orthodontist, local board members, individual donors and supporters have come together to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Beaufort Area’s $200,000 Summer Campaign. Since late-April, donors contributed more than $61,000; that’s more than 30% of the clubs’ $200,000 goal. Chris Protz, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, said the fundraising is combined with reducing expenses. He said the Boys & Girls Club of Beaufort is hosting a seven-week summer program versus the usual nineweek program. One of the summer program’s main focuses is supporting the academic needs of the 6-12 year old club members to better prepare them for the next academic year. The summer program has an enrollment range of 80-100 members per week. Protz said the Board of Directors will be sending out its direct mail campaign to continue fundraising through individual donors. “The Support A Child” Campaign will ask neighbors and businesses to sponsor a child for a year or for a program cycle.

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“Education begins at birth.” Come see where learning begins.

By Peggy Chandler

Royal Pines residents and grandparents Audrey and Ed Novicki of Middle Road, and grandmother Joan Suda, have much to be proud of these days. Their grandson Zachary Suda received a full scholarship to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Zachary attended Beaufort High School and graduated June 1. Zach’s parents are Mark and Leslie Suda. Dad Mark is an alumnus of The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. To be appointed to the academy, candidates must have completed Peggy their high school Chandler education, earned 16 credits with four of these units being in English; three units in mathematics (from algebra, geometry and trigonometry); and one unit in physics or chemistry with a laboratory. The academy strongly recommends that candidates take four years of mathematics and both physics and chemistry with courses in mechanical drawing and machine shop desirable and completion of pre-calculus or calculus satisfying the trigonometry requirement.

Zach Suda will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Zach has completed all the requirements as well as being nominated by all three S.C. legislators: Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Jim DeMint and Congressman Joe Wilson. As a freshman, Zach will study marine transportation, marine engineering, marine engineering systems, marine engineering and shipyard management, maritime operations and technology, logistics and intermodal transportation. The Merchant Marine is the fleet of ships that carries imports and exports during peacetime and becomes a naval auxiliary during wartime to deliver troops and war materials. The U. S. Merchant Marines’ motto is “Acta non verba,” or “Deeds not words.” Zachary Suda has shown by deed and not only words that he is worthy of The U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, and we all wish him well.

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breaking the chains F rom the outside looking in, TLC Thrift Store looks to be your average furniture and clothing shop but after one visit customers soon realize this is not your ordinary thrift shopping experience. With a focus on superior customer service set on the philosophy that every one is some one of importance, TLC staff and volunteers greet every visitor with a friendly and upbeat smile and a boisterous, “Hi there, good to see you again!” Staff and bustling volunteers greet many return customers by name and a warm hug, and are ready to help customers fill whatever needs they come in with. The store is set up with “rooms” to help customers envision what they may want to accomplish in their own homes. There is a little bit of everything — you can find unique items, inexpensive gifts and many staple items in gently used condition. The store carries a wide array of merchandise ranging from furniture and household items, linens, a huge assortment of $2 clothing, jewelry, shoes, and toys. The store even has a special area just for the guys, called “The Man Cave.” Volunteers Robin, Chris and Mary keep the store well

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Tax deductible donations are accepted and are an important and continuing need for the store. Volunteers are always welcome to help. Located in the Beaufort Plaza (next to Burkes Outlet), store hours are MondayThursday 10-5, Friday-Saturday 10-6, closed Sundays. Financial help is greatly needed and appreciated and can be donated online at, or by mail at TLC Ministries of Beaufort, PO Box 4111, Beaufort, SC, 29906. Call the store at 843-525-1115.

stocked and pleasing to the eye. Located in the back of the store, the “Book Nook” area is a large and diverse book section complete with tables and chairs set up to just sit and relax while you peruse through a favorite author’s latest novel, while sipping a cup of coffee or tea. For those that are going through a crisis, whether because of a devastating fire, a homeless situation, victim(s) of domestic abuse, a person without a bed to sleep on, or those without a warm blanket, staff and volunteers come alongside

the hurting, the distraught and offer hope and help. Those who find themselves in a crisis situation can bring a voucher from their church or a sponsor organization and TLC Thrift store will help them accrue necessities needed to begin again. Soon, TLC staff expects to have their Coffee House up and running on Friday evenings in the thrift store. This will be a faith-based, informal time for refreshments, friends and supporters of TLC Ministries to fellowship, share ideas and expand on TLC Ministries’ vision, which is to address and prevent drug and alcohol abuse in our community and beyond. Additionally, Pastor Ron, Executive Director and Founder of TLC Ministries of Beaufort, foresees a youth literacy program through the Book Nook to help ignite a love of reading in younger age children who will be able to come once a week and hear a great story read by a community volunteer. There will also be a teen/youth outreach venue dedicated to bringing the youth of Beaufort together in a safe, loving atmosphere and help equip and empower youth of all diversities and backgrounds to resist the scourge of drugs and alcohol in our community.

Charleston hosts National League of Junior Cotillions Convention

Charles Winters, the President of National League of Junior Cotillions, congratulates Mary Kennerty, Director of the Beaufort Chapter Junior Cotillion program, upon receiving the 2012 Meritorious Service Award. The Junior Cotillion is a copyrighted social and character education program designed for fourth through eighth grade children. For information on the Beaufort Chapter see the website at www.

United Way coordinates annual work camp Like worker bees called to the hive, more than 370 students from across the nation visited the Lowcountry last week to lend their time and talents to helping make life better for Beaufort and Jasper county elderly, disabled and families in need. The 14th annual Catholic HEART Work Camp program began Sunday, June 24 with young people arriving and working through Thursday. While here, the campers, 100-plus adult leaders and 15 local volunteers worked together on at least 58 projects ranging from yard work and 22

minor repairs to installing handicap ramps. United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc. is coordinating the Catholic HEART (Helping Everyone Attain Repairs Today) Work Camp program, said Bethany Marcinkowski, the local United Way’s director of resource development. Student volunteers came from all over the country, and were housed at the Hardeeville School Complex. The young people worked from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and attended spiritual programs in the evenings.

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“The young people do simple home repairs — painting, yard work, cleaning, repairing screens, and anything else that is difficult for an elderly or handicapped person to accomplish. It’s a wonderful group of kids who have their hearts in the right place,” Marcinkowski said. Hilton Head Glidden donated all the paint. “This program’s mission is to revitalize communities and beautify homes of the elderly, the disabled and those who cannot afford needed repairs,” Marcinkowski said.

LUNCH & LEARN CLASSES Presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association, these Saturday, open-air classes at the gazebo in Heritage Park, Port Royal, adjacent to the farmers market, are free, just bring a folding chair. Classes begin at 11:30 a.m. • July 7: This Saturday’s Lunch and Learn class will feature Alice Massey, who will show how to make more plants with the plants we have. You’ll be really interested in “air layering” and “root pruning” and much more. Alice will also have seeds to distribute of the plant that was the sensation of the Farmer’s Market last year and one lucky attendee will go home with a full grown plant that could bear fruit this year! • July 14: Stop being a slave to the watering can! Yes, you can have beautiful hanging baskets and containers in the Lowcountry. Drip irrigation isn’t limited to garden beds alone. Master Gardener Hubert Jamison will show you how easy it is to install drip irrigation ... from your sprinkler system or a hose spigot. • July 21: What to do with those beautiful orchid plants that have finished blooming? Most of us just discard them. Big mistake. Master Gardener Martha Jamison will show you how to make them re-bloom, bigger and better, year after year. • July 28: Think outside the box!! Don’t be limited to rectangular plots for raised bed gardening. Professor Joe Staton will show you how your raised bed garden can be a work of art. Don’t hide your veggie garden behind the garage; make a focal point of it. All the tools you need are a saw and a cordless drill. Really. • August 4: Night Blooming Flowers. Ever wonder why some flowers bloom only at night? Master Gardener Sandra Educate will showcase flowers that really shine ... at night. Create a fragrant Moon Garden or spotlight these lovely flowers in existing borders.

history with holly By Karen Darcy One of my fond memories was attending Beaufort High School and going to “Piggy Park” to eat lunch every day. They had the best food, and their onion rings were outta sight!

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Tucked out on St. Helena Island is the Bella Luna Cafe, serving up classic Italian cuisine with a little bit of Southern. For a starter, Lunch Bunch was served pork shanks with a sweet chili sauce. The meat practically fell off the bone, it was so tender and amazing. Nikki tried the specialty chopped salad with lettuce, tomato, turkey, salami and mozzarella. All the ingredients are chopped up into small pieces, which she liked, and she said it was very tasty. Buck had the bison burger, which is not on the menu, but is a special they are serving right now. He topped his burger with mushrooms and Blue cheddar cheese, which none of us had tried before. He let me sample a piece, and the burger was juicy and cooked perfectly, and the cheese was rich and luscious, powerful without overpowering. I ordered two small pizzas: The Lowcountry, topped with sausage and shrimp, and the White Pizza made with white cheese, basil and red and green tomatoes. Both were excellent (and, since I couldn’t finish both pies, they were just as yummy as leftovers for dinner). As a delightful surprise at the end,

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Maria brought out a Chocolate Tart dessert. I had already started packing up the baby, but I stopped immediately once I saw the beautiful piece of flourless cake made with chocolate ganache and a chocolate crust topped with raspberry sorbet. Even though we felt full from all our delicious food, we all had to try the

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Sangria: A party in a pitcher By Terry Sweeney Sangria and I have a past. And not one I speak about too often, because, well ... I better explain. I was 18 and a freshman in college, far away from parental supervision and could now make my own adult decisions about how to conduct myself to make the best first impression. I’m sure you remember what freshman year is like. You’re well, fresh! Nobody knows anything about you. The fact that in your past you were cruelly teased about your hideous retainer or your embarrassing acne or that some jerk had figured out that “Sweeney” rhymed with “weenie” is information that your new college peers are not privy to. A clean slate is yours at last. Now, since I was a Spanish major, it made perfect sense I would join the college’s Spanish Club. I signed up and anxiously awaited the first meeting so I could show off my Spanish and wow them with my wit and my new contact lenses. No more “four eyes” for me! OK, so I can be vain and shallow. Hey, they don’t know that. I’m new! I’m fresh! It turns out the first club meeting is a party with trays of tiny Spanish tapas and big, big pitchers of a delicious

fruit punch called “Sangria.” Those tapas were very salty (you can already sense I’m desperately fishing for an excuse for what’s to come, can’t you?!) Terry Anyway, I threw Sweeney back glass after glass of this fermented fruit bomb not realizing there was alcohol in it. It was Spanish Club, for God’s sake. We were a bunch of nerds speaking high school Spanish to each other on a Saturday night while the rest of the campus was rocking and rolling at cool keggers we would never be invited to. It never occurred to me that these dorky duds would even think of serving booze. Not realizing, of course, they were doing an authentic, genuine Spanish sangria. As the night progressed, the more I drank, the better my Spanish got (or so I thought) and jumping up on a table to dance an impromptu “Flamenco” really impressed my fellow club members. Certainly they must have found memorable my yelling “Adios, amigos” in the doorway and quite possibly

mooning them all before exiting (I can’t really remember). So much for making a good first impression! After a wobbly trip back to my dorm, I realized I didn’t feel so good. Down the hall I lurched, ending up in the nice, big, white, clean bathroom we all shared on the dorm floor. That’s when I uncontrollably painted the place purple like a human spray gun. My pained moans and groans were enough to wake my entire floor and get me a ready audience that was both grossed out and highly amused by my sorry one man show, performed on all fours. The next day, and the day after that, I was too sick to even leave my room. When I finally did, I was sure it would be to shameful snickers and snarky remarks. But instead, guys I passed in the halls high-fived me saying, “Congratulations, Sweeney, first one to barf freshman year! Way to go!!” Somehow my Spanish Club fiasco had instead given me infamous college dorm cred. Their first impression: “Sweeney’s cool.” Thanks, Sangria. Since then, especially after spending a year living in Spain, I have learned two things. Number one, to always treat Senorita Sangria with the respect she deserves. No ungentlemanly

gulping, chugging or swilling and, most importantly, to be sure to take her to dinner whenever we are out together. The other thing I learned is simply how to make great Sangria. Here are two recipes, one traditional for red wine and the other a sparkly peach Sangria made with white wine. Cheers! Traditional Sangria • 1/2 cup brandy • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate • 1/3 cup orange juice • 1 750 ml. bottle dry red Spanish wine Merlot or Rioja • 1/2 cup triple sec • 1 lemon sliced into rounds • 1 orange sliced into rounds • 1 lime sliced into rounds • And if you’d like it to sparkle, add a cup of Sprite. Chill for 24 hours in the fridge which allows flavors to really meld into each other. Sparkling Peach Sangria • 1 bottle dry white wine (preferably unoaked) • 1/3 cup sugar • 1/2 cup triple sec • 2/3 peach flavored brandy • Four medium fresh peaches peeled and sliced • Two medium nectarines • Two cups of Spanish sparkling Cava • Optional:1 orange sliced into rounds Chill for 24 hours.

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The same legislative changes also let restaurants pour bottles brought in by their customers, and that meant wine with dinner. Finally, young New Zealanders started traveling outside of their country and learned to love wine. So, New Zealand turned to grape growing and wine making — apparently an industry that was easier and more profitable than animal farming. The first vintagelabelled Sauvignon Blanc was made in 1977. With a little time and practice, they found that Marlborough, on the Southern island, was producing outstanding Sauvignon Blanc wines. These wines have the exotic aromas of New World wines from this variety and the limy acidity and pungency of Old World ones. No wonder many “experts” consider them to be the best in the world. Before finding an almost perfect home in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc was grown a lot in western France. Its wines from the town of Sancerre on the Loire River were some of the best white wines in France. (Interestingly, at some point in the 18th century, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc were combined to make Cabernet Sauvignon.) The maritime climate of New Zealand — with sandy soils over slate shingles — elevated Sauvignon Blanc’s popularity to new heights. Good drainage and poor fertility made for

better wines. And, vines planted in stonier soils let the grapes ripen earlier and yield more lush and tropical flavors. As we see more and taste more New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, these slight differences in soils and growing and harvesting conditions all show up as different flavors in the wines. And now, on to this week’s wine. Its name, Arona, is a word from the Mauri language. The Mauri are Polynesian people who arrived in New Zealand, by canoe, before 1300 BC. During years of isolation, the Mauri people developed their own language and culture. The name Mauri itself means “related to the land.” When Europeans came to New Zealand in the 17th century, they and the Mauri went through years of adjusting to each other. Currently, the Mauri culture is enjoying a revival and there are ongoing efforts to elevate their status in New Zealand laws and society. Time now for Arona Sauvignon Blanc. Arona is a Mauri girl’s name that means “colorful.” Once you taste this wine, you’ll see why its name suits it. It has layers and layers of flavors, including stone fruits like peaches, gooseberry (a traditional description of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc), pineapple and citrus (lime) and passion fruit. It is medium bodied with good acidity — crisp but not biting. Really, it’s a perfect example of what a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc can be. And, not only are the flavors in this wine colorful, the label is too. It’s bright orange. The whole thing is zesty and zingy. Not a bad way to get a kick after a hot day. And only $11.99. That’s the other thing about all the new New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs that keep showing up: A lot of them have really reasonable prices. So, what song does the name “Arona” remind me of? Like I said, I’m not completely sure of what it was, but something close to “Sharona.” And don’t ask me who sang it, because I don’t know that either. I just know the wine is great and every time I look at its name or say it, I remember a bit of the song. Enjoy.

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

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




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

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

Road, Beaufort; 525-9824; L.D.

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

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

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

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

SALTUS RIVER GRILL: 802 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-3474; Seafood, upscale; L.D.


SAND DOLLAR TAVERN: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-3151; L.D.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


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


Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

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

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


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


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

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

Chef and owner Bill Green has received praise from many publications, and the restaurant was even featured on an episode of the popular Travel Channel show “No Reservations” with host Anthony Bourdain. Gullah Grub is located at 877 Sea Island Parkway, U.S. 21, St. Helena Island, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; and for Sunday Brunch, noon to 4:30 p.m. They also offer catering. Call 843-838-3841 or visit


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

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

HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21, Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

HEMINGWAY’S BISTRO: 920 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

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

ISLAND GRILL: 7 MLK Drive, St. Helena Island; 838-2330; L.

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway,

Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D.

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St., Beaufort; 524-0240; Authentic Italian; L.D.

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


SUWAN THAI: 1638 Paris Ave., Port

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

MARYLAND FRIED CHICKEN: 111 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.

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


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

Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

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

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

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

burgers; 379-8555; L.D.



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

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

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

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

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

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


PAPAYA THAI AND SUSHI: 1001 Boundary St., Suite D, Beaufort; 379-9099; L.D.

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

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

PIZZA INN: 2121 Boundary St., Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort; 379-8646; L.D.

LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway;

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

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

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

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

Island; 522-9700; L.D.

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

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

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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D.

SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary

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



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

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

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

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

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

St., Beaufort; 379-9061; B.L.

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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

SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D.

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Tyler, your rodent warrior, suddenly comes to full consciousness after hours in his personal sun spot and rockets across the yard to where a squirrel was last seen seconds ago. On his return trip to his nap zone, you notice he has a slight limp. Good dog parent that you are, you palpate his shoulder, check for foreign bodies between his toes, give him a general pat down. Nothing appears to be broken. He might be suffering a sprain, or as in the case of a squirreling incident, a sports injury. Some consoling words and an invitation to return to the sun spot, perhaps even a boost onto the couch are good for the bruised dog ego. A dose of arnica is good for the bruised dog muscle. An all-around, all-specie home remedy, arnica is a good natural treatment to have in both your dog first aid kit and in your medicine chest. Arnica (arnica montana) begins as a perennial with bright yellow daisy-like flowers. Centuries ago it was discovered that the crushed flowers applied topically could soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, accelerate wound healing and even reduce irritation from insect bites often within minutes. It works quickly to dilate capillaries increasing circulation in the damaged area, accelerating lymph and blood flow. Good stuff in, bad stuff out. Because of that rapid flow feature, it should never be used to treat open

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Arnica is a good natural treatment for bruised dog muscle. wounds nor used before any surgical procedure. Also you should not apply it if you think there is internal bleeding or inflammation. Today, herbal arnica appears in creams, gels, oils, tinctures and liniments and can be applied to bruises or massaged into strained areas. You can rub it onto dogs, but care has to be taken that it not be licked off before it has a chance to work. There is also the sticky inconvenience of massaging a cream into a hairy dog that may prefer to recover on your white couch. Arnica is best used with dogs in its homeopathic form. Look for it in health food stores or more esoteric natural grocery emporiums. While it comes in many potencies, for home use look for 30C on the label. It is easy to administer in tiny sweet pills and most dogs will happily play along. For dogs that are skeptical of the tiny-round-thing

texture, pills can be melted into a little warm water and spooned in. Start with one or two pills (or spoonfuls) in the dog’s mouth. Wait 30 minutes and reassess. If there is no change, repeat the dose one more time. For a minor squirreling sprain, two doses should do the trick. Homeopathic remedies are made from such extremely dilute preparations that only the “energy” of the plant remains. Healing is encouraged on the bioenergetic level by only a few molecules of the plant. Yep, it sounds goofy. But it works. It is almost impossible to overdose as homeopathic preparations are prepared in such dilute concentrations. Be prudent. If you even remotely suspect a fracture or a crush injury, get that dog to the vet!

Even though Fourth of July is over, fireworks are still more widespread during summer months. The loud noises and lights, even from thunder and lightning, can seriously scare and stress dogs. There are holistic remedies available that can mitigate your dog’s noise phobia and do no harm to your dog. (Noise phobia includes thunder, too.) The catch is to administer the remedy far enough in advance of the noise barrage that he’ll be coolly unconcerned or soundly asleep before it starts. These remedies will work only if you remember to dose the dog earlier in the day, say, the morning of a day afternoon storms are predicted. If your dog has mild noise phobia, theoretically, a rousing game of fetch or a very long walk earlier in the day may tire your dog so he may be less likely to over-exert himself later if/when he becomes stressed from the firecrackers. I’ve found, though, that fear trumps fatigue most of the time.

pet-related events Tests show: Could your dog be a therapy dog?

Savannah Chapter No. 131 of Therapy Dogs International will host two therapy dog tests, one at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, and one at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. Both tests will be held at Riverview Rehab Center, 6711 LaRoche Ave. in Savannah. The July 15 test will include a clinic and has no limit on participants. The Aug. 5 test will be limited to 10 dogs. Therapy dog and handler teams visit assisted living and nursing homes to bring emotional support to residents. For information on TDI and on what is included in the test, visit To learn more about TDI Chapter 229 in Beaufort, call Director Dick Hoagland at 522-2073.

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Where Soul Meets Body, located on Paris Avenue in Port Royal, will host a food-healing workshop demonstration on Thursday, July 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop is an introduction to a food-healing system that teaches so much more than good nutrition. Learn an easy way to get high phytonutrients into your diet. This system uses God’s medicine to heal our bodies. For $25, learn about the rich healing properties of everyday foods. Learn how to discern what is marketing hype and get unbiased facts. Discover how many people are healing themselves with the foods they are eating. For more information and to sign up, call Dottie Curtis, Advanced Food-Healing Instructor, 843-2527716 or e-mail

Parkinson’s Support Group to hold meeting

The public is invited to learn more about Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurological disease, at the Parkinson’s Support Group of the Lowcountry’s next meeting on Thursday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Helena House in Port Royal. The featured speakers will be Bernie and Jackie Snead, certified research advocates for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. The Beaufort Parkinson’s Support Group meetings are always held on the first Thursday of the month and are free and open to the public. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose Ewing or Eric Fennell at 843-982-0233.

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Beaufort. Come Tuesday, we’ll check in with current writing projects and talk about topics we as professional writers would like addressed in upcoming meetings, whether through our own discussion or via outside speakers. Ours is not a reading meeting. Beaufort ProWriters is open to all professional writers and writers who strive to become pros on any level in any genre, whether that be magazine articles, fiction or nonfiction books, technical writing, et al. There is no membership charge. The only requirements are an open, engaged mind and an enthusiasm for your craft.

Author will be signing “Baptized in Sweet Tea” Beaufort Lions Club to Ken Burger will be signing copies of his latest book “Baptized in Sweet Tea” hold pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 7 from 12-3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shop on Bay Street in Beaufort. Burger was a columnist for the Charleston Post & Courier for 40 years covering sports, politics and life in the Palmetto State. He was named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996. McIntosh Books is located in the Old Bay Market Place. Call 843-525-1066.

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Usui Reiki Level I Training. Gain a deeper knowledge of this ancient Tibetan Buddhist energy balancing modality and become attuned to (compatible with) this powerful life force energy. Reiki attunement is not only for those wishing to have a professional practice. The class will be held at Palm Key, Ridgeland, on Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $150. For more information, contact Ifetayo White, Reiki Master Teacher, 843-271-1923, or Barbara Edwards, 843-726-6876, wellwwell@

Beaufort ProWriters to meet at City Java

The next meeting of the Beaufort ProWriters will be Tuesday, July 10, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at City Java in downtown

The Beaufort Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be on Saturday, July 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island.

Sportfishing and diving club to hold July meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s July Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social is at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m. There will be presentations on locating, trapping, or netting various types of live baits. Local Captain Don May will provide a shrimp net throwing exhibition and tips on how to have a perfect throw every time. Members and guests are invited to bring their own cast net, for a contest on a professional peg board. For more information, call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Debbi Covington to sign books at HBF event

Historic Beaufort Foundation will open the Verdier House doors to celebrate the publication of local caterer Debbi Covington’s new cook book with a book signing and wine and hors d’oeuvres, Thursday, July 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Mrs. Covington will sign copies of “Celebrate

The Second Friday Music at Noon presents Richard Lee Gray, III, organist, at St. Luke’s Church, 50 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, on July 13. Programs last about 45 minutes and are free and open to the public. Richard L. Gray III, of Beaufort, is a sophomore organ student at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Richard began taking piano and organ lessons at the age of 13 when he studied with Mary Ingrassia and Gary Rakestraw, both of Beaufort.

Christian Women’s Connection to meet

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold their next meeting on Thursday, July 19, at The Hilton Gardens Inn at 2015 Boundary Street, Beaufort, at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is Steve Battista of Bluffton and his topic will be “Chosen.” He is a Retired Navy Chief and federal investigator. Guest feature is Nancy Ricker Rhett, artist, author, book illustrator and owner of Rhett Gallery in Beaufort. Guest musician is Scott Gibbs. Chef Christy Adams will serve lunch. Cost is $13. For reservations, call or email Karen Whitehead at 8387627 or Make cancellations or reservations by Friday, July 13.

BYSC holds auxiliary boating safety course

There will be a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Course held at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on July 23, 25, and 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The course is designed for ages 10-adult, and cost $25. This classroom course includes water safety, navigation, rules of the road, and safety equipment. Those who pass receive a certificate. Those under age 16 receive a wallet card that allows them to operate a powerboat without an adult. There is no on-water session. Space is limited. Please call 522-8216 or visit

Veggie Fun World at St. Helena Parish church

Veggie Fun World 2012 is a Christian summer program for children offered by the Parish Church of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort in June, July, and August. Each program is distinct but related by the classic “Veggie Tales” characters used in crafts, songs, and activities. Session dates are July 16-20, August 13-17 and 27-31. Sessions I, II, and III are for children 18 months through 6 years. Each session has a fee of $130 per child. Contact Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220, or email nursery@ Register and pay online at www.

Golf tourney to benefit TCL scholarship fund

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will hold the “Building our Community” Golf Tournament Monday, July 30 at Hampton Hall. The event, sponsored by CareCore National, will benefit the TCL Foundation Scholarship Fund. The tournament will feature a scramble format for both men and women. Golfers may try to a $10,000 Hole-in- One prize and a $50,000 raffle shootout competition. The $100 per person registration includes the cart, gift bag, a box lunch, and the hole-inone contest. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. To become a sponsor or to register, please call Institutional Advancement Executive Director Louise Mathews at 843-4705962 or email

Programs teach about Port Royal Sound

The public is invited to a free series of programs, “The Sound’s Good To Me” with guest speakers, a panel of local experts to answer questions, and a children’s program all geared to help people learn about this special area and how they can help keep preserve this amazing natural resource. The programs will be Please join us each Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the future home of the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center, where SC 170 meets the Chechessee River, the heart of Port Royal Sound. Here’s the schedule of Guest Speakers: • July 7: Dr. Chris Marsh, Executive Director of The Lowcountry Institute, “The Birds of Port Royal Sound Area.” • July 14: Tony Mills, Education Director of The Lowcountry Institute and host of “Coastal Kingdom,”“Reptiles and Amphibians” with live animals. • July 21: Laura Lee Rose, Clemson Extension and Master Gardener, “Gardening with Native Plants, a Carolina Yard.” • July 28: David Harter, Glidden Paints and Hilton Head Reef Foundation, “Predators of Port Royal Sound.” For more information about Port Royal Sound Foundation, visit www. or email kmadden@portroyalsoundfoundation. org.

Family friendly events held at Lobeco library

The Lobeco Branch of the Beaufort County Library is holding some family friendly events. • Storytelling with Mr. Greg, Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m. Join us for a special storytime with out books. For children 4 and older. • The Center for Wildlife Education brings a menagerie of animals, fun creepy crawlers and bugs to Lobeco library on Wednesday, July 25. A onehour educational and fun wildlife program including reptiles, raptors, creepy crawlers and bugs. Free and open to all ages. The library is located at 1862 Trask Parkway, Lobeco. Call 843-255-6479, email or visit www.

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

happY wINOs

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

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


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

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

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

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