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flag day On Thursday, June 14, our American Flag will be 235 years old. In honor of this event, the Beaufort Council and Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a birthday celebration at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. The celebration will consist of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, the singing of the National Anthem and a patriotic musical program presentation by members of the St. Peter Catholic Church Choir. All are invited to join State Sen. Tom Davis, Rep. Shannon Erikson, Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, the Knights, the Boys and Girl Scouts and all your friends and neighbors for this patriotic celebration. Come early, bring the family, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Be prepared to be uplifted. Be prepared to feel proud — proud to be an American. For those who are unable to attend, remember to pause at 7 p.m. and recite The Pledge of Allegiance.

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Winning Writer Six-year-old Nathan Tran of Beaufort took first place in the PBS KIDS Go! writing contest. Nathan, pictured above, won as an independent entry for his original story called “Ice Escape.� His story is now in the second round of national judging. Nathan’s mom, Emily, said he will be a first grader this fall at Coosa Elementary.

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This year, for $100 you can be a Lt. Dan Band Concert Honor Flag sponsor. The beautiful American-made 12x18 flag will be posted on the concert fence, along with an attached pennant with your name, your company’s name or the name of a particular individual you’d like to see honored at this important event. When the concert is over, take the flag home with you as a memorable keepsake. Can you imagine the visual effect of having the entire concert ringed by Honor Flags? What a great way to do something meaningful to support the troops. Lt. Dan Weekend 3 will be held in September. Chose one of three ways to support: 1. Mail a check: Flag Sponsor, PO Box 1171, Beaufort, SC 29901. 2. Sponsor online by visiting the LDW3 store at www. 3. Email and we will send you an invoice. Don’t forget to include who you want to honor with the flag pennant!

Enterprise makes safe transit, from sea to shining sea see page 4


A royal send off for Caroline Hospice’s Beverley Porter. see page 8


Lulu Burgess makes Oprah magazine’s exclusive “O� list. see page 17 INDEX

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Gov. Haley talks hurricane safety By Pamela Brownstein

On Friday, June 8, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley spoke at the Beaufort County Law Enforcement Center and urged residents to take responsibility for their own safety in case of a hurricane. She said emergency officials on the local and state level are prepared should a disaster strike, and she expects the people in South Carolina to do the same. “You need to know where you’re going to go,” Haley said, if there is an evacuation. The governor and other local and state emergency responders emphasized the importance of having a preparedness plan that includes having water, batteries, a full tank of gas, and

Gov. Nikki Haley speaks in Beaufort County as George McKinney, director of the S.C. Emergency Management Division, at left, looks on.

even good tire pressure. The biggest change this year is that evacuations will not be voluntary, only mandatory. This

way, officials said, once the evacuation is issued, residents are likely to take it more seriously. Other speakers included Todd Ferguson, Beaufort County Emergency Management Director; George McKinney, Director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division; Dick Jenkins, State Traffic Management Engineer for the Department of Transportation; and Robert Woods, Commander of the South Carolina Highway Patrol Traffic Management Unit. For more information about evacuation routes and hurricane preparedness, go to the Beaufort County website at

Sheriff ’s Office seeking Reserve Deputies The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office is currently accepting applications for Reserve Deputy Sheriff positions. Applications will be accepted now through August 1. This is an unpaid, civic volunteer position offered to citizens of Beaufort County who desire to perform community service and gain experience in law enforcement. There is no cost for the Reserve Deputy Training Program. Applicants who successfully complete the selection process will be provided with all necessary equipment and training at no charge. Applicants must meet all the same requirements as full-time deputies, including but not limited to: intensive background investigation, polygraph examination, and physical fitness testing. Once accepted into the training program, Reserve Deputies will be required to complete the state-mandated 140 hours of training, to be held over a two to three month period. This training is conducted locally on weekday evenings and some weekends. Upon certification, Reserve Deputies are required to perform a minimum of 20 hours of service monthly and must attend all in-service training to maintain state certification standards. This program is a unique opportunity

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Renew your state hunting, fishing license License sales for 2012-2013 hunting and fishing licenses will begin on June 11. You can buy your South Carolina hunting and fishing licenses multiple ways. Licenses are available in person at any of the four regional S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offices or by visiting one of the more than 500 license agents across the state. Licenses are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-866-714-3611 or by visiting the DNR website at www. Residents and nonresidents age 16 and older must purchase the required licenses to hunt and fish in South 2

Carolina. Persons born after June 30, 1979, must have successfully completed a hunter education course to obtain a hunting license. To find a course near your or complete hunter education online, visit hunted.html. Know Your Limits: Effective July 1, freshwater fishing laws are changing. These changes include creel, size and possession limits; definitions of water bodies and gear types; and nongame devices allowed by location. To learn detailed information about the changes, please visit or call Chief, Freshwater Fisheries 803-

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734-3808 or Assistant Chief, Freshwater Fisheries 803-734-9094. South Carolina hunters and anglers remain the state’s top conservationists. Through your purchase of a state recreational hunting and fishing license, combined with excise tax collected on hunting and fishing gear, hunters and anglers contribute funding to South Carolina’s wildlife and sportfish restoration projects. This includes wildlife management, habitat management, research and education. Without these dollars, fish and wildlife conservation projects would be very limited in South Carolina.

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City gives first approval to budget without tax hike Beaufort’s proposed budget for 201213 provides a 3 percent cost of living increase for all qualified city employees but Beaufort City Council nixed the idea of a $35 fee for private vehicles registered within the city. Instead, council directed to staff to find alternatives to the $313,390 that would have been raised by the vehicle fee. Raising the city’s stormwater management fee from the current $65 to $105 is an option proposed by City Councilman Mike Sutton. Another option is to reduce capital expenditures such as new police and fire vehicles. The $16,142,646 budget received first-reading approval Tuesday by City Council. Final review and voting is scheduled for June 26 at City Hall. “This is a balanced budget, this is a sound budget, and this is a budget that takes care of the City of Beaufort,” City Manager Scott Dadson said. “There aren’t any ‘extras’ in it, but we tried to continue the momentum we’ve started.”

The city has enjoyed stable cost structures for the past several fiscal years due to austerity on the part of the City Council and department heads who have controlled costs in a challenging economic environment yet worked to improve service delivery at the customer level, Dadson said. “These savings have allowed the city to re-invest in its self. The city has leveraged these savings into matching programs, grants, and intergovernmental agreements and is currently managing an estimated $24 million in capital investment throughout the city and has seen a rise in building permit activity, steady business license revenue, and hospitality and accommodations taxes,” he said. Included in the budget on first reading, but subject to cuts in order to balance the budget, is almost $1.1 million in capital investments, among them: • $162,753 for new police vehicles and equipment • $400,000 for a new fire truck, carried

forward from the 2012 budget • $40,000 in street and sidewalk repairs • $14,749 in park improvements at Pigeon Point, Tic-Toc and Horse Hole parks • $215,000 for a new street sweeper and other stormwater projects • $254,000 in capital needs associated with the Bladen Street and Duke Street improvements • $11,000 for a new riding mower for the Public Works Department. The proposed $35 vehicle fee would have been used to maintain the street rights of way, bike paths, sidewalks and public access easements throughout the city. Such vehicle fees aren’t uncommon in South Carolina. In recent years, Richland County levied a $20 per vehicle fee for road repairs. But Sutton and others said the vehicle fee wasn’t fair because non-city residents use the streets and sidewalks without charge. Several city residents spoke against the fee during the council’s

Tuesday night public hearing. As part of the council’s vote, council members directed Dadson and his staff to seek new ways to balance the $16.1 million FY13 budget — either by making cuts or finding alternatives to raise the $313,390. Accounting for $404,000 in the $16.1 million Beaufort budget are the cost of living adjustment and increased employer contributions to retirement systems, said Dr. Kim Foxworth, director of human resources for Beaufort. Employer contributions to the State Retirement systems are increasing effective July 1. Employer contributions for the State Retirement System of South Carolina increased from more than 1 percent and the Police Officers Retirement System contributions increased from almost as much. The impact of the cost of living adjustment and the increased contribution to the retirement systems is an increase of $403,961 to the salary and benefit budget.

Chamber, County Council urge Congress to revoke ‘sequestration’ Lowcountry residents are urged to contact South Carolina’s Congressional delegation to encourage a bipartisan solution to the dismantling of America’s military by the “poison pill” of sequestration, Beaufort County Council and the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Military Enhancement Committee agree. Monday evening, Beaufort County Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing sequestration. The resolution encourages residents to tell members of Congress to find a better way to balance the federal budget. Residents can visit www.beaufortmec. com to find a complete list of SC

Congressional emails, key points and sample letters regarding the potential defense cuts. Beaufort and Port Royal’s three military installations inject more than $1.2 billion annually to Beaufort County’s economy. An estimated 50 percent of northern Beaufort County tourism is military-related — another $300 million. Also, $70-plus million of new construction is under way at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, part of a planned $350 million upgrade to accommodate five squadrons of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters destined for the air station. Those dollars ripple through the local economy, helping support barber shops,

restaurants, doctors’ offices and stores, said Blakely Williams, president of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. As a result of the failure of the Super Committee to reach agreement on budget reduction measures, the Congress enacted a “sequestration” process to begin Jan. 1, 2013, which will cut approximately $600 billion from the Department of Defense over the next 10 years — on top of the agreed-to Defense Department reduction of about $500 billion. Worse still, the sequestration cuts are across-the-board, affecting every element of the military, said Col. Jack Snider, vicechairman of the Military Enhancement Committee and a former F/A-18 pilot

and commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. “The answer to all this is for we the people to make our members of Congress do the right thing,” he said. “They need to work this out, they need to find a solution that uses a surgeon’s scalpel to reduce spending in a precise and appropriate manner. Sequestration is using a bomb that damages everything, and Beaufort’s three military installations would be heavily damaged.” Beaufort leaders have met in recent days to craft a strategy to galvanize support for a continued strong military — one that reduces spending in a controlled and precise manner.

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In Tuesday’s 2012 State Republican and Democratic Primary election, unofficial results show Republican Jerri Roseneau with 80% over Ray Garza for the position of Clerk of Court. Voters also chose Weston Newton over Jerry Stewart for the State House of Representatives District 120, and Gerald Dawson over Herbert Glaze for County Council seat District 1. Out of the 103,841 registered voters in Beaufort County, 6,918 ballots were cast, with voter turnout at only 6.6%.

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Enterprise makes safe transit, from sea to shining sea By Cpl. Rubin J. Tan

Last month, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 sailed through the Strait of Hormuz aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise one month after leaving its homeport of Norfolk, Va. Iran has recently had the intention to control the amount of transits through their territorial waters and the Strait of Hormuz. “By sailing through the strait aboard a United States warship, we are demonstrating that we will continue to maintain freedom of navigation and will support our allies in the gulf while deterring possible enemies who may want to close the Strait of Hormuz and impact the economies around the world,” said the Carrier Strike Group 12 Command Master Chief Michael Manning. The strait, also known as the world oil transit chokepoint, is part of the international waterway connecting the Arabian Gulf and Arabian Sea. Any vessel, regardless of host nation, can use the international waterway. The carrier is supporting maritime security operations in the United States’ 5th and 6th Fleet area of responsibility before becoming decommissioned later this year after more than 50 years of service. The USS Enterprise faced many

Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise steams beside the Arleigh Burke-class USS Porter during a composite training united exercise.

USS Enterprise steams through the Atlantic Ocean during final preparations for its Mediterranean Deployment on Dec. 7. Today the USS Enterprise is on its last deployment to support the United States’ 5th and 6th area of responsibility before becoming decommissioned after more than 50 years of service.

potential dangers during its transit such as collisions with other ships due to high traffic, fog, surface-to-air threats, air-to-air threats and surface-to-surface threats. Carrier Air Wing 1 aircraft aboard the Enterprise was employed to provide aerial support during the difficult conditions. “Navy and Marine Corps aviation platforms on an aircraft carrier collectively train to protect our assets and to be proficient in combat scenarios,” said Lt.


Col. Nathan Miller, VMFA-251 executive officer and native of Lapeer, Mich. “The beauty of a carrier is being able to go where our nation needs us to show foreign diplomacy or force projection.” Appropriate vigilant posts and extra navigation details were used due to the restrictive maneuvering environment and to provide standard defensive precautions. “It was a simple freedom of navigation and operation, not a prelude of war and service members aboard the USS

The USS Enterprise is deployed to the United States’ 5th fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theatre security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Enterprise should feel a sense of pride because we did our job safely and expeditiously as military members carrying out a part of the nation’s mission,” concluded Manning, a Windham, Maine, native.

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A few days ago, I was previewing a home with another agent. (I won’t give her name. I’ll just say that she’s one of the two people in the picture that accompanies this column and, chivalrously, leave it at that.) It had rained the night before and, as she stepped out onto the property’s dock, she slipped and fell on the wet wood leaving her with a head to toe series of bruises. In fairness, I should mention that the unnamed person in question could likely find a way to fall during a laying down contest, but the fact remains that the entrance to this dock was at a very steep angle and it would be easy for anyone, not just a gravity-challenged person, to fall and get hurt. A little “noskid” in an area that obviously needed it could be the difference between selling a home and getting sued. Here’s my point: We live in a litigious society and, if you’re inviting complete strangers to come in and tour your home, it is in you best interest to take a good look at it in advance from a safety perspective. In addition, it may be wise to take a few minutes and ensure that items of an overly personal nature disappear during showings. So, based on personal experiences, below please find some home staging advice that goes beyond all the standard “put out fresh

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flowers”, “hide family pictures” and “get a new welcome mat” guidance. Some people are accident prone: It’s also a fact that some of those clumsy folks are going to eventually tour your home. Before you put your home on the market, take some time to tour your property constantly asking yourself the question “How would a clumsy person injure/kill themselves here?” Fix those loose steps and railings, cover those open outlets and lay down a bit of no-skid. Some people bring kids: As agents, we all do our best to watch over our buyer’s kids while showing a home. The parents, obviously, do the same. But accidents can and do happen and it may be a good idea to consider stowing poisons, knives and scissors if you are opening up your home for others to tour in your absence. Some people are stupid: OK, in this case I’m referencing the sellers. Let me start by saying I personally have no problem with guns. I grew up hunting, was a Marine for 10 years and I’m completely

comfortable stating that Deena and I both have concealed carry permits. So here’s the little bit of staging advice I would have believed unnecessary earlier in my real estate career. If you own a gun, do not leave it loaded and laying around during a scheduled showing. Three times in my career, I’ve come across a loaded gun in plain sight during a showing. One on a bed stand, one leaned against a wall and one, yes believe it or not, lying in the middle of a kitchen island. Trust me, I’m all for the Second Amendment, but if you’re inviting strangers to come in and tour your home, make it disappear behind lock and key. Some people are thieves: As individual agents, we often show property to groups of people. The happy potential buying couple is often accompanied by their parents and friends. We all honestly try our absolute best to keep everyone with us as we focus on showing your home but it is often inevitable that individuals will linger and split off in different directions. If it’s valuable to you, it’s probably valuable to someone else. Make it vanish in advance before you discover, months later, that it’s vanished permanently. This also includes prescription drugs. Some pets eat people: OK, that’s probably not true but some people think it is. Potential buyers want to see

every inch of your property if they are seriously considering it and many will not tour the back yard or garage despite your advance assurances that your dog is “friendly.” I love pets too, but if at all possible, make them go before you show. Keep in mind that you want them to write an offer and I have had buyers refuse to get out of the car for fear that “Cujo” was going to pin them down by the jugular the moment we got out. Some people have secrets: And you might be one of them. So before you allow your home to be shown, please ensure that your collection of porn and/or illegal drugs disappears. Buyers want to look in closets to determine if their stuff will fit and your alphabetized collection of freaky DVDs will be in plain sight when they open the door (true story). Buyers will also want to tour every inch of your 5 acre parcel to ensure that you are not growing cannabis on the grounds when they find your baggies on the vanity filled with it but they may be hesitant to do so because you are also “breeding pit bulls” on the property (yep, another true story). So in closing, if you’re looking to sell your home in a competitive market, be sure to focus on the curb appeal and hide pictures and clutter. Oh, and the porn, drugs, valuables, rabid critters and dangerous stuff too.

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and more. Natasha Lawrence is a professional calligrapher to the Historic Charleston Foundation and instructor at the Charleston Museum. She will provide instruction to write with calligraphy pens in the classic Italian Italics lettering style. No artistic ability is necessary. $50 includes all materials, contact ARTworks to register: 843-379-2787. Calligraphy II with Natasha Lawrence will be Saturday, August 25, noon to 3 p.m. This session encompasses additional

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Synopsis: This winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival delves into the emotional life of a troubled 11-year-old boy, Cyril. When his father abandons him, he first obsessively searches for his bicycle — placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Dumped in an orphanage by his father, he becomes the weekend ward of a kind h a i r d r e s s e r, who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search on his bike for his father, Cyril risks losing the one person who cares and is trying to help him. Ratings & Reviews: Internet rating sites, IMDb: 7.4; Rotten Tomatoes: Critics: 96/Audience: 78. Good marks. Newspaper Critics: The New York Times: “vibrant, at once new and seemingly timeless.” Previewer Comments: This World childhood human drama is in French with English subtitles. It is a film about rejection of a child and the child’s quest to gain love from a parent that is unwilling to give it. The desperate need of Cyril to find his father so he can surely live with him again and be loved, drives Cyril to be angry, disbelieving, irrational and unloving to others who are trying to help. The child actor in the lead role is simply outstanding. The film will resonate with most of us as we recall occasions when we questioned our parent’s love or desired more love and acceptance than they were seemly willing to give. See it! Rated: PG-13 for mature themes. Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts at 843-521-4145.

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If you have any interest in the brain or supporting someone with stroke recovery, I highly recommend the book “Stroke of Insight” by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor or watching her 18 minute TED video on YouTube. Through her own experience with a stroke, she shares insights into our ability to use both sides of our brain independently and that through the use of the right mind, we have amazing capabilities to heal and to find nirvana by choice. This insight gives us great power to choose to live our lives very differently. To simplify, our left brain is our “thinking” brain and our right brain is our “feeling” brain. The left brain judges, reasons and analyzes. Our right brain is our creative brain, where we visualize, express emotions or receive intuitions. The left brain is the “chatter” brain, the one that sometimes simply won’t be quiet, thinks it knows best but more often, the one that gets in the way and keeps us stuck in negative patterns or behaviors. As an example, you’re probably familiar with the left brain when you’re thinking about a person whom you need to have a difficult conversation with and you go

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into the internal “point/counter point” dialogue. “I’ll say this, she’ll say that, then I’ll say that, then she’ll say this,” and on and on and on — repeat. This can go on for minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or even years. Have you ever noticed these dialogues seldom go the way you thought they would, and because they are often calculated with an energy of defense or “I am rightness” they often spiral so far away from their intended track, that now matters are worse? Or, is this just me? It has been said that we have 17,000 thoughts per day and that the majority are negative, such as worry, fear, judgment or anger. Unless we are paying attention, we don’t even realize it, yet these thoughts

are controlling our physiology constantly, whether we are paying attention or not. A trick I have learned is when the chatter brain is on a roll and I tune into how I feel, I can simply think, “Left brain, be quiet” and tune into a feeling of peace, joy and compassion from the right brain. It is amazing to feel the discernible shift within the brain and body. Sometimes it is necessary to repeat it every few seconds or minutes until the negative loop pattern is broken, but with practice, it becomes easier. Try it at night when you are awakened at 2 a.m. for what seems like no apparent reason. When you catch your chatterbox left brain start to think about yesterday, tomorrow or next year, or chewing about all of the things you forgot to do or the things that yet to be done in the future, or getting frustrated looking at the clock knowing you have to get up in a couple of hours, simply think, “Left brain, be quiet,” take a deep breath and feel what happens. Allow your right brain to feel the bliss of the moment, repeat as necessary until you drift back off to sleep. With practice, you create a new pattern in the brain making it much easier to fall and stay asleep. Remember that you have great power in how you use your mind, so choose your 17,000 thoughts to empower your personal health, happiness and success. Live Well ... Have Fun!

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A royal send off for Caroline Hospice’s ‘Queen’


ore than 200 well wishers including Friends of Caroline Hospice’s Board Members, Volunteers, Red Door Volunteers and many other long time supporters came out to celebrate the contribution that Beverley Porter has made not only to Friends of Caroline Hospice but to the entire Beaufort Community at her retirement party on Saturday night at the beautiful Coosaw Point River Club. As Executive Director of FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice for the past 18 years, Beverley took the organization from a leaky basement in a Beaufort house where she was the only full time nurse Above: Beverley Porter, Heidi Owen, Cheryl Steele, Alice Moss and Tristan Porter. with four volunteers to today’s staff of Below: Jason Cranfill, Beverley Porter, Kelly Cranfill, Frank Biermann, 17 and more than 650 volunteers with Naomi Hroncich, Dollie and Gerry Weithman. a totally paid for new headquarters on 13th Street in Port Royal. Friends now cares for more that 425 people a year and remains the only Beaufort County hospice that accepts no money from its patients or their families. Said Beverly to the assembled admirers, “Thank you for the privilege of serving this community for the last 18 years and thank you for the greatest journey of my life working with the best patients,families,volunteers, staff and board it has been rewarding, fulfilling and has brought my life into perspective. Heidi Owen is the new executive director and is wonderful. I know the Beaufort community will open their hearts and homes to her, I thank the board for an excellent job in recruiting her, and Heidi for choosing Friends of Caroline Hospice for her next mission.” Beverly received thundering applause. Special guests included: Newly appointed FRIENDS Executive Donnie Beer with Bo and Peggy Mohr. Director Heidi Owen; Beverley’s sons Dylan and Tristan with his wife, Kit; and Naomi Hroncich, retired Bereavement & Volunteer Coordinator for FRIENDS. The planning committee for the wonderful event included Vicki Verity, Martha Lynn Webb, Cheryl Comes, Penny Williams, Sue Knox and Janie Lackman. Debbi Covington and Bill Liquors did the food and drink. Jane Abrams took these photographs Dee Renwick, Beverley Porter for you. and Mike Williams.

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High on the Hog but oops! Low on the Food By Lanier Laney

For such a beautiful weekend, Habitat for Humanity had no idea they’d be eaten alive by a hungry hoard of meat lovers at their first High on the Hog BBQ Festival! They were quite overwhelmed and not prepared for how many people would turn up and pig-out at this new charity event, unfortunately running out of delicious grub both days. Said Habitat for Humanity of the Lowcountry Executive Director Brenda Dooley, “We would like everyone to know that we were overwhelmed by the community’s outstanding support. We apologize to those who didn’t get to the festival before the food sold out, but we WILL do better in our second year.” It’s not uncommon for many

of the fundraising events I cover to run out of food, even for organizations that have been doing it for years. So I say we cut them some slack this year as it was their first time out and they had no idea how many people would show up to support them. Beyond the food running out, it was a real fun success. The food was terrific both days and the setting under the big oaks at Whitehall Plantation on Lady’s Island surrounded by the Beaufort River was superb. The

fine, humidity free summer day contributed to the big turnout. Next year, they will probably have double the barbecue contestants, once the word about this event gets around the state. So there will be double the food! I’ve also been assured that they will take steps to make sure everyone gets fed one way or another next year. The money that was raised is going to a great cause; Habitat is using part of it to complete a house being built on the corner of Church and Congress streets

downtown for a lovely family that was at the event. It’s neat when you can see your charity dollars at work, actually building a better future for a family. Big thanks to the more than 125 hard-working volunteers at the event. Celebrity judges on Friday night were Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, Port Royal Mayor Sam Murray, Councilman Mike Sutton, and local business leaders Kevin Cuppia, Gary and Donna Lang, and Doug Massalon. There were 14 competing barbecue cookers from all over the state, but Beaufort made a very strong showing with three of the best being from here: Sea Eagle Market (Craig Reaves), S’Lowcountry Q (Quentin Tedder) and Still Smokin’ (Harry Flint), who won two of the top spots!

left: Barbecue aficionados, young and old, got to taste ribs and pulled pork during the inaugural High On The Hog BBQ Festival on Friday and Saturday at Whitehall on Lady’s Island. ABOVE LEFT: Team members of Smoker Ace pull pork butt apart after smoking for hours in the Big Green Egg smokers, seen in the foreground. ABOVE RIGHT: Allan Webb, center, of the Frogmore Side Street Walkers, plays his wash tub while band members, Curt Dempsey, left, and Tim Devine pick a tune during the barbecue festival on Saturday. These three photos by Bob Sofaly.

high on the hog winners The winners of the First High on the Hog Event were: • Grand Champion: Pimp My Pig from Leesville, SC • Reserve Champion: Yes, Dear BBQ from Savannah • Best Butts 1st: Pimp My Pig 2nd: Yes, Dear BBQ 3rd: Phat Guys BBQ from Conway, SC 4th: Bad Mother Smokers from Concord, NC 5th: S’Lowcountry Q from Beaufort (Quentin Tedder) • Best Ribs 1st: Still Smokin’ from Beaufort (Harry Flint) 2nd: Pimp My Pig 3rd: Can’t Quit Smokin’ from Winnsboro, SC 4th - Yes, Dear BBQ 5th - Phat Guys BBQ For Friday’s Everything Lowcountry, which showcased non-barbecue food and included everything from stews to chicken bogs and shrimp bogs to shrimp and grits, salads, pickles, hush puppies, all the way to even a smoked apple pie! 1st: Still Smokin’ 2nd: S’Lowcountry Q

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Plums holds Locally Grown Wine Dinner Plums celebrated local farmers and the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative with their Fourth Annual Locally Grown Wine Dinner on Tuesday, June 12 before a sold out crowd. St. Helena’s Dempsey Farms was highlighted, and Megan Westmeyer from the Sustainable Seafood Initiative in Charleston spoke about environmentally friendly seafood and discussed the evenings seafood selections and why they were wise, sustainable choices. Sustainable seafood refers to fish that are caught or farmed with consideration for the long-term viability of their species and for the ocean’s ecological balance as a whole. The dinner was paired with wines from Ben Arnold, and began with an amazing organic vodka cocktail infused with lime, basil and cucumber. Ben Arnold Representative John Julius described each wine selection and how it complemented the evening’s seafood selections. (By the way, I’ve heard the word-of-mouth on the new Plums in Bluffton is great! Congratulations, Lantz!) Oh and save the date — Plums (Beaufort) is having a beer dinner to benefit The Independence Fund on July 12. Photo by Paul Nurnberg of Nurnberg Photography.

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Take it easy By Jack Sparacino

An old friend from work recently wrote to me from New Mexico about a trip he made to Walmart. He thought I might get a kick out of seeing one of the newer products they had for sale, and he included a picture. The item is called “Batter Blaster.” It’s pancake batter in a pressurized can, made by a company in Austin, Texas. No time to mix up your own batter? Too much work involved? Well, just heat up a griddle and spray away. Minutes later you’ve got pancakes or waffles, and in four different flavors no less. Life is good, right? I was so excited about this invention, I grabbed my buddy “Flip” (he loves pancakes) and we started brainstorming other new product ideas to help people avoid lifting any more fingers than absolutely necessary. Here are some of our initial concepts. We hope you like them, too. 1. “Batter Up.” This one was directly inspired by Batter Blaster. But instead of using a whipped cream type dispensing system, we think we can save even more time by having the batter come in a pocket inhaler. It could go right on your keychain and be used anytime, anywhere, something like some people treat asthma symptoms. No fuss, no muss, super low calories, plus we’re designing attractive little containers for it — including one that glows in the dark and therefore doubles as a handy map light! 2. “Mow-bot.” Too busy or tired to mow your lawn? Problem solved with the fabulous “Mow-bot.” This is a fully automated mower that can be programmed to open your garage door, cruise onto your yard and mow away in a precise, customized pattern. When it’s

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.

finished, it propels itself back into the garage, turns itself off and lowers the door. All you do is add gas periodically. But fear not, we’re thinking about an all electric model that even includes a lawn feeder and grass catcher in the rear. Take that, R2-D2! 3. “Yacht-o-matic.” Here it is, folks, the inflatable, fully portable yacht we’ve all been waiting for. Pull the cord, and it inflates to full size (80 feet!) in just seconds. Pull a second cord, and the bar inflates as the ice maker is activated. Pull a third cord and, well you get the idea. All electronics currently come separately but we’re working on something built in (the “mad dash” kit). 4. “Dip-lo-matic.” Too much trouble to go to school? Too much studying, too long a drive? Got all the schooling you need but just can’t find some of your old diplomas? This software lets you print your own degrees, complete with fantastic graphics such as photos of your very own self hard at work thinking about studying. Now just to keep everything on the up and up, each diploma automatically appears with the disclaimer “not a real diploma, we made this up” in bold letters in the lower right hand corner. Well, at least it’s good for parties and a few laughs. Invite some “diplomats.” 5. “Cliffhanger Notes.” Lots of us would like to read more, but it just takes so much TIME to really read a book carefully and absorb it. Our notes are really 5-7 simple bullet points on a single page, with all the valuable content and major lessons

of any book (including those pesky college textbooks) summarized in 70 words or less. Imagine “hanging up” an entire library in just a short PowerPoint file on your computer! 6. “Pants-o-Plenty.” The idea here is so simple we’re absolutely sure it’ll be a big hit: reversible pants for guys who don’t want to do too much laundering. We’re also considering special shirts with Velcro strips on the front that make it amazingly convenient to stick on a tie (regular or bow)… or even suspenders! ( Jackets sold separately.) 7. “Joke in the Box.” Too tired or laid back to learn jokes or borrow someone else’s stories and anecdotes? Relax, we’ve got you covered with “Joke in the Box.” This is a potential iPhone app which includes jokes and stories told IN YOUR OWN VOICE, all at the push of a button. Amaze your friends and delight strangers you meet at parties. ( Just move your lips a little in synch with some of the sounds if you’ve got the strength and maybe no one will know the difference.) 8. “Baconinajiff.” Love bacon but hate to deal with cooking your own with all that grease and mess? Don’t even want to cook the kind that goes directly into your microwave because it takes too long and you have to sort of guess at the timing? Well, now you can have great tasting bacon-like goop (we’re trying to think of a more appealing term) in a convenient squeeze tube. 9. “Designated Patient.” Too busy to

see the doctor? Can’t be hassled with those unpleasant tests and procedures? Now you can just dial our special 800 number and arrange for Jack someone else who’s Sparacino roughly your age to undergo all that medical business for you. Sure it may cost an arm and a leg and not always be in your express interest, but we are trying to save you time and hassle, right? 10. “Quantitative Easement.” This one is for those of us who sometimes feel numerically challenged or just want to make sure they get a math problem or other calculation done right. Call our other special 800 number and pose your question to a genuine mathematician — or at least someone whose “Dip-lomatic” degree claims they are one — and put your tired mind at rest. No problem too complex, no algorithm beyond us. In fact, it’s as easy as one, two, three point six nine nine ninety nine. In fact, that’s about what we’ll charge! So that’s our preliminary list of fabulous ideas. Here’s the only problem. We’re excited about these new products but don’t have the time or energy to develop, produce or market any of them right now. Maybe we need to write some software or find a cool gizmo to expedite the entire process. You know, it would just “blast” ideas right through to sales and shipping. As long as we don’t have to work too hard or often, it should be a snap. We’ll get to it, at some point. Maybe. But for now, we’ll just take it easy. Pass the pancakes, please.

Keeping culinary diversity is crucial for Beaufort By Pamela Brownstein

When I heard recently that Port Royal Pasta Company on Ribaut Road had closed, I was surprised. It seemed to be busy, and there was a buzz about the food. When I heard that Heckler’s in Beaufort Town Center had closed, I was shocked. The food was really good, and it appeared to me to be a popular place, especially during karaoke night. Then when I heard that The Tooting Egret downtown was closing, I was floored. The food there was excellent, and I always saw people eating outside. It was personally upsetting because the general manager Matt had been so generous by donating his time

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and knowledge of wines to help us throw a fundraiser at the restaurant that was just fabulous. The restaurant businesses is tough, and no more so in a still-struggling economy, so I wish all the employees a speedy job recovery. But in the midst of this depressing news, there is hope on the horizon. The old Koth’s grocery store on North Street will likely see new life as “Ole Cantina,”

a barbecue joint is slated for the former coffee shop in Port Royal, and a bakery could make its home on Carteret Street. As sad as it is to see local businesses close their doors, the news of these ventures opens up many windows of possibility and opportunity. I feel fortunate that The Island News is able to feature local restaurants weekly. Eateries graciously open their doors to the Lunch Bunch, and we provide our readers with a sampling of what the menu offers. Our goal is to reach diners who might otherwise not have known about the restaurants. I often drive past a place and think, “That looks good, I wonder what

it’s like? Or, I wonder when it’s open?” Hopefully, our articles help take the guess work out for would-be clients. Also, our Dining Guide on page 26 lists all the local spots and is a good resource for the question that arises at least once a week in our house: “What do you want for dinner?” It’s fun to pick any place on that page, especially somewhere you’ve never been before, and try it at least once. For Beaufort, maintaining our identity as a worthwhile destination depends a great deal on providing delicious, unique, affordable restaurants that appeal to both residents and tourists. So get out there and support your local businesses!

LOWCOUNTRY BROIL Did you get a boot on your car parking downtown or is the traffic light on your street ridiculously slow? Or would you like to thank a stranger for a random act of kindness? Here’s your chance to sound off about what you love and hate. Send your comments to and you could see them in our new column called Lowcountry Broil. Don’t worry: They’re all anonymous. (Any specific negative references to people or businesses will not be published.) the island news | june 14-20, 2012 |


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

Partnership is building positive momentum at Whale Branch Early College High School By Valerie Truesdale and Tom Leitzel For over a decade, folks in Beaufort County who argued forcefully about whether the northern part of the county warranted its own high school, despite the fact that students there had to deal with 90-minute round-trips to attend Battery Creek High. Once the high school was built, many believed that the school was doomed to be, at best, a substandard and struggling operation. But in just two years, Whale Branch Early College High School has made a promising start that has been highlighted by remarkable stores of student success. Because rural Whale Branch has a high dropout rate as well as a high poverty rate — more than 90 percent of the area’s children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches — the school district partnered with the Technical College of the Lowcountry, adult education, adult literacy, the sheriff ’s department and the county health center to create a full-service community school with “college-for-all-expectations.” The “early college” approach at Whale Branch High has been an effective innovation. In effect, the high school was constructed with the technical college “inside” because a TCL counselor was located on site to provide direct assistance to students who want to take

college classes. Clearly, having access to college and a culture of high expectations has dramatically changed a community that was plagued for Tom generations with low Leitzel student achievement, high dropout rates and high unemployment. In just two years, the community has become engaged in stretching students toward success after high school. • When Whale Branch Early College High School opened in fall 2010 amid aggressive community criticism, incoming juniors were challenged to prove that they were collegeworthy. They were asked to prepare themselves to receive their diplomas in 2012 in exchange for a college or military acceptance letter in hand. Faculty and school leaders were handselected to develop a climate of high expectations. On June 7, more than 83 percent of seniors graduated with college acceptance letters or military appointments. • In fall 2010, 13 students qualified to take college-level courses through the school’s partnership with TCL. In fall 2011, 76 students qualified. Through the

fall 2011 semester, students attempted 729 credit hours of college-level work and successfully completed 642 credit hours – an 88 percent passing rate. Valerie In spring 2012, 44 Truesdale percent of students were enrolled in three or more college-level courses. • Of this year’s graduating class, one out of four took college classes at the technical college. Two seniors, Ariana Davis and Tanasia Hamilton, earned full associate’s degrees at TCL — the equivalent of two years of college — before they received their high school diplomas. Nineteen more students earned at least 24 college credit-hours, or about one year of college credit. Nine graduated with technical college certifications. • Students are succeeding on state tests. Algebra I End-of-Course results in 2011 were the highest in the district. Biology students placed 6th out of 42 schools in the 2012 Biology Merit Exam at Clemson University. Whale Branch’s successes weren’t limited to academics. The boys track and field team recently brought home a state championship, and the volleyball

team won its regional championship. The football and baseball teams made it to the playoffs, and the wrestling team placed overall sixth in South Carolina. No one — not the students, not the staff and not the parents — believe that overall student performance is where it needs to be. Much work remains to be done. But the improvement trend is undeniable, and hopes are high for the Warriors of Whale Branch Early College High School. Strong community partnerships are adding new chapters to this success story every day, and we share the community’s pride in what is being accomplished for the school’s 555 students. The hard work of Principal Priscilla Drake and her faculty and staff is evident, as are the contributions of the Beaufort County Board of Education, the TCL Area Commission and college administrators. But the lion’s share of the credit goes to the students, who have proved to be serious learners with promising futures. Their graduation ceremonies were an inspiration for the entire community, and their class motto demonstrated their confidence and optimism: “They said we couldn’t do it, but look at us now.” Dr. Valerie Truesdale is superintendent of the Beaufort County School District, and Dr. Tom Leitzel is president of the Technical College of the Lowcountry.

SCHOOL briefs: end of the year All in the family Senior Nathan Cheung was the last of six brothers to graduate from Beaufort Academy, bringing to a close the family’s 26-year run at the private school on Lady’s Island. Since the fall of 1986, when Calvin (’93) and Mitchell (’95) enrolled in 6th and 4th grades, respectively, Siu and Hoi Cheung have had at least one child at Beaufort Academy. Since then, Leon also attended and went on to graduate in ’03, followed by Andy in ’06, Kyle in ’09, and now Nathan in ‘12. They leave behind a legacy of leadership, academic success, athletic achievement, school spirit, and many years of friendships. Thank you Cheung Family for sharing so many years with BA! Crazy Cooking Camp Beaufort Academy’s Crazy Cooking Camp for 3-6 years old will be June 18-22 at the Beaufort Academy Kindergarten building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required, so please call 843-524-3393. Cost is $150, or $275 for two children. Class will be taught by Mrs. Judi Babalis and Mrs. Heidi Richards. Holiday Inn rewards LIES students with bikes Lady’s Island Elementary would like to share a wonderful community partnership that took place at the school this year, specifically how the Holiday Inn of Beaufort supported LIES’ Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) initiative. PBIS is one way that Lady’s Island Elementary recognizes students when they are making good choices in school. The


Beaufort Academy senior Nathan Cheung is the last of six brothers to graduate from BA, concluding the Cheung family’s 26-year run at BA.

Beaufort Elementary’s “Tail Waggin” tutor Brody makes his last visit to school to listen to second graders read. Here he’s being assisted by Darby James, Media Assistant. Senior and co-valedictorian, Katherine Neal receives her diploma from her mother, Susan (Weed) Neal, BA class of ‘82. Katherine was one of two legacy graduates this year, the other being Reilly Stokes, whose parents JJ and Joni (Smith) Stokes graduated from BA in ’88. Holiday Inn of Beaufort donated two bikes each academic quarter to present to two students that exhibited positive behaviors. Lady’s Island Elementary is so thankful for their ongoing support and dedication to Beaufort

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Patrick Myers and Megan Bono, students of Lady’s Island Elementary, won bikes during the fourth quarter from the Holiday Inn of Beaufort for their good behavior.

County Public Schools Cutest tutor in town Brody, the newest Tail Waggin’ Tutor at Beaufort Elementary owned by Nancy Woods, made his last visit to the Learning Commons before summer break. Brody has visited BES at least twice a week for the past few weeks to listen to second graders read! Riverview summer school hours Through July 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverview

will be open. Closed July 4. Due to the move, the school will be closed to visitors from July 9 until August 6. Any correspondence to the school during that time period should be emailed to the individual or to info@ The school website will be updated throughout the summer with helpful information. Please check there for your questions and calendar inquiries. As of July 16, the new mailing address will be 81 Savannah Highway, Beaufort, SC 29906.

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Where Eagles soar: Stepping in at Beaufort High By Terry G. Bennett

President Franklin Roosevelt said that December 7, 1941, would live in infamy. Wednesday, February 22, 2012, may be the day that lives in infamy for me. It was a normal Wednesday — just the normal interoffice chatter about the school board meeting the night before. There was nothing special about the day at all until Dr. Truesdale walked into my office and asked me to step over to Mrs. White’s office. Within a few minutes, my life was changed. History will be the last judge, but it definitely changed me for the better. Ironically, February 22 was Ash Wednesday and “Be Humble Day.” I may not be as humble as I write this as I was on the day I learned the news about Principal Dr. Dan Durbin followed by learning that I would be the Interim Principal of Beaufort High School for the remainder of the school year. I was speechless. I was in shock — I was humbled. I will not judge or comment on the actions or decisions leading to my assignment as the Interim Principal, but I sincerely hope that my actions while serving in that position served as a positive influence for the members of the faculty and especially the students. The next few days were extremely interesting. Figuring out how I would handle two jobs (I did not lose my district office job), prepping my family, meeting with Dr. Durbin, and meeting with the district people, I stayed a bit busy. Did I mention I would have two jobs? Well,

As a school principal, you are not responsible just for the education of students’ minds, but for the feeding of their love to learn ... I cannot count the number of times I have been thanked by parents, students and community members for taking the position of Interim Principal. there is no way a normal person can handle the two jobs (Director of Grants Management and Interim Principal of a High School of more than 1,400 students). Actually, you can do it with support. I received a lot of assistance — the staff and faculty of Beaufort High were welcoming and definitely helped pick up the slack; the finance office at the district office did the same. In all honesty, my biggest luxury came from the students. They were angry! They were confused! They were teenagers! However, just enough of them knew me. On one of my first days at Beaufort High, a young female student who I knew from my elementary days approached me and said, “We were so mad about Dr. Durbin leaving, but then we heard you were coming and we said OK; it will be all right!” Wow, there is no pressure like living up to the expectations of a teenager. My professional career has included the privilege of serving as a teacher at Lady’s Island Junior High School, an assistant principal at Shell Point Elementary School, principal of Lady’s Island Elementary and principal of Lady’s Island Middle School. In 2010, I moved to the District Office as Director of Grants Management. During

those 11 years at Lady’s Island Elementary and Lady’s Island Middle School, I was the only principal that many students ever knew. Therefore, when I walked into Beaufort High School, there were many familiar faces including staff and students. Thank goodness! Nothing makes you feel welcomed or comfortable like the smile of teenagers that you have watched walk into school on their first day of pre-k or kindergarten. Better yet, it is rewarding to see the faces of successful high school students who once called you daddy by mistake, threw a pie in your face, took an overnight field trip to Florida with, or ate 10 ice cream cones just to prove a point. Some of these students spent more awake hours with me then their own parents. To watch students grow up, learn to read, learn to compute, learn to tolerate, and learn to be adults is something few people get to encounter on a daily basis. I am extremely lucky to now attend the art shows of talented students; I can say I helped those students have a great elementary school art teacher. I am extremely lucky to attend soccer matches or baseball games and remember those students learning basic coordination

skills from a national certified PE teacher. I am extremely lucky to watch students take their final exams in subjects like calculus, English IV or Latin and know that the teachers I hired played a key role in their success. As a principal your actions are important. Moreover, your indirect influence on the lives of students is so overwhelming: the policies you make, the teachers you hire, the curriculum you stress, the way you say good morning, and so much more makes a difference. As a school principal you are not responsible just for the education of the students’ minds, but for the feeding of their love to learn. My experience at Beaufort High School has been amazing. I was able to watch young students grow up. I have marveled to watch them handle extremely emotional situations like the tragic loss of fellow students and come out with their heads held high. I cannot count the number of times I have been thanked by parents, students, and community members for taking the position as Interim Principal during the crisis. Like a good middle reliever in baseball, you take over when trouble is brewing, settle things down, and pass the ball to a closer to bring it home. I gladly hand the ball over to Mr. Murphy. I would like to thank the community, the parents, the students, the faculty, and the staff of Beaufort High School for allowing me to take the ball and gently bring the team one step closer to continuing the spirit that is Beaufort High. The Eagles are always soaring.

Ret. Marine picked to lead Robert Smalls military academy A retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant has been selected by Robert Smalls Middle School to lead its new military academy program. Since retiring from the Marine Corps in 1995, Gunnery Sgt. Francisco Gamez has worked as a high school Naval Junior ROTC instructor in Houston, Miami, and for the past 12 years at Wade Hampton High School in Hampton County. During his 20-year career in the Corps, Gamez was stationed at various locations around the world, from Parris Island and Camp Lejeune, N.C., to Korea, the Philippines and Japan. He participated in the U.S. military action in

Panama in 1990, as well as in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in 1990-1991. “The tremendous success of Battery Creek High’s Francisco JROTC and Gamez academic programs has generated energy for the new military academy at Robert Smalls Middle School,” said Superintendent Valerie Truesdale. “The staffs at both schools are enthusiastic about their partnership with the Corps, and I’m sure they’re excited about having

Gunnery Sgt. Gamez come on board.” Aimed at developing leadership skills and personal discipline, the new academy will be a partnership involving the middle school and the nationally recognized JROTC program at Battery Creek High School. Any rising seventhor eighth-grader in Beaufort County will be eligible to attend when the new school year begins in August, and more than 100 students are already enrolled. The new academy will carry no additional costs for the school district, and the uniforms will be donated by community partners. Robert Smalls Principal Denise Smith said that a key component of the

new academy will be to help students understand the relationship between effort and success. At least one grade-level team will be dedicated to students attending the military academy at Robert Smalls, Smith said. This will create a cluster of teachers and students to focus on thematic units that teach reading and math skills through a military science, technology and engineering lens. Smith emphasized that the new middle school military academy is a leadership-building program and not a military recruiting program. She added that leadership skills are in high demand in virtually all career opportunities.

Thanks for a great year at Beaufort Elementary School By Principal Jennifer Morillo

As we close this academic year, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions of the 2011–2012 school year. It is my honor to be the principal of Beaufort Elementary. We have experienced much success this year and grew as a school family. I believe Beaufort Elementary is a great place to learn, and we have the potential to be even better. I cannot possibly thank everyone in this letter that has volunteered, contributed, or supported our school because there are so

many people. Whether it was coordinating and selling, or monitoring students, or volunteering for after-school events, or serving in the Learning Commons, or whatever, I thank everyone who has given their time, talents and treasures to support and improve our school. We could not operate without the support of our parents and volunteers who give with a generous loving heart. Our students continue to shine and represent Beaufort Elementary in a positive

manner in extra-curricular activities and in the community. We have a unique blend of diverse personalities and talents here. People really do care about each other. Please know that everyone who had the honor of teaching and working with your children here at Beaufort Elementary School is very thankful for your commitment to education. We thank you for your support. We thank you for your openness and honesty. We thank you for your care and commitment. We thank you for your hours

of volunteering. I trust what we do will continue to have a tremendous impact on our students and families. Beaufort Elementary is a great place to be and I know we will continue to work together to make it even better. I know all of you are looking forward to a nice summer break and I hope you find time to relax, rest, and spend quality time with family. I look forward to the 2012–2013 school year with great anticipation and hope for another outstanding year filled with student success.

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Two dedicated dads David Byrne By Tess Malijenovsky

“It was fairly early in my wife’s pregnancy,” David Byrne remembers. “And I’ll never forget when the lady who was doing the ultrasound said, ‘Um, everything’s OK ... Dad, do you want to have a seat?’ ” David learned he’d be the new father to triplets — George, Olivia and Samuel. At 28 weeks pregnant, Bethany and David received news no parent wants to hear. While Samuel had always been a bit small, his growth had come to a standstill and he was actually losing nutrition. The longer the pregnancy continued, the greater the risk of losing him. David and his wife had an important decision to make: Risk losing Samuel or deliver the babies 12 weeks early. On January 28, 2009, George was born at 2 lb., 10 oz. and lived in the NICU for nine weeks. Olivia was born at 2 lbs., 12 oz. and also lived in the NICU for nine weeks. Samuel was born at 1 lb.., 9 oz. and lived in the ICU for 14 months, fighting for his life every day for more than a year. “It was not your typical fatherhood experience,” says David. He and his wife took turns traveling to Charleston every night to be with Samuel in NICU. When Samuel came home he was on a trache and a ventilator for another year. “As challenging as the time was and as much travel and worry was involved with a baby in ICU for 14 months followed by 12 months of having a ventilator and trache in the house, we were lucky he continued to grow the entire time,” David says.

David Byrne reading with his triplets — Olivia, George and Samuel.

What David loves the most about being a father, especially after 12 years as a teacher at Beaufort Academy, is watching his children grow and learn. “It’s truly a miracle to watch them grow, watching them learn. They’re just like little sponges. I’m a high school teacher so teaching addition and subtraction, going over our colors, looking at animals, isn’t something I’m trained to do, but it’s a lot of fun,” he said. As a dad, David has three small children who make him laugh on a daily basis: “I love to play, and what better playmates than 3 year olds? It’s just a trip. Last night we were saying prayers and my son George was thankful for the windows, the blinds, the door and his underwear. I don’t know in what world he connects the four, but it worked for him and I chuckled.” David never knew his biological father being that he was adopted, and his father unfortunately passed away a few years ago from lung cancer. His number one goal as a

dad is to spend a lot of time with his kids, to be there for them. “I feel very fortunate as a teacher to have two weeks off at Christmas and a week spring break and my summers off. Teachers don’t become teachers for the salary, but I see the benefits as a dad.” David says. “Trying to be there for my kids now, playing with them, helping them learn and being a positive example for them are the most important things.” Of course, being the father of triplets has its challenges. “When [the kids] get frustrated with each other we have to remind ourselves that they spend their entire day with each other and they’ve spent their entire lives with each other, so getting time to parent them not in a group but individually is a big challenge with triplets,” says David. “For the most part, they play with each other very well. We can sit back and watch them play.” One idea David and Bethany came up with was “Date Night,” where one day of the month each parent spends one-on-one time with one of the triplets on a date. Fatherhood is a life-changing experience, one that David’s embraced full-heartedly with thanks to two other people: “I could not be a good dad or an effective dad without a wife that works as hard as my wife does and without a mother whose been as dedicated as my mom. We’re lucky to have her here,” says David. David may be the proud father of triplets, but sometimes it takes three to raise three.

Randy Hamilton By Lanier Laney

Beaufort native Randy Hamilton is very proud of his three great kids: Ta’vaughn, 12, Kameron, 11, and Miciah, 5, and they are equally proud of their dad. Randy said he also loves “my wonderful, hard-working wife Susan Hamilton, we have been married for 11 years and I knew I wanted to marry her from the first time we met.” Randy is a talented cook and has recently been promoted to Kitchen Manager at Breakwater Restaurant. Says Breakwater co-owner Donna Lang, “Randy has a great work ethic and he has consequently moved ‘up the ladder,’ so to speak, in the kitchen. He’s now training to be a Sous Chef for us. From day one, he’s been a pleasure to work with.” I asked Randy what his philosophy is when I comes to raising children. “I try to teach my kids things that will make them succeed in this world,” he said. “Some basic things like respecting others and themselves, to live within their means and to be aware of your actions because of the consequences that will follow. Being a father can be challenging. Sometimes it takes tough love,


From left, Kameron, Randy, Miciah and Ta’vaughn Hamilton.

that they may see as unfair at the time, but it is necessary at times, to make them better people in the future. I grew up part of my life without a father, so the best thing I could possibly give them is to be there for them no matter what. As I reflect on the last

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12 years, I am pleased so far on how much impact I have had on their lives in such a positive way. The most important thing that I hope they take with them as they get older is that if you work hard at anything, the sky’s the limit.”

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What it means to be a good father By Daniel Brownstein

On my father’s bulletin board, hangs a note written to him from his father. My dad, often brimming with sentiment, had penned his dad a letter on Father’s Day 1986, thanking him for being such a wonderful role model and for raising him the way he did. That sparked a return note about how proud of him my grandfather was. My grandfather grew up the poorest kid in town after his father — an immigrant from Romania — died of tuberculosis when he was just five. He scratched his way into the middle class after joining the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic. His boss was so impressed with his work ethic that he took him along to NASA. He and my grandmother put both of their boys through college and set up a scholarship to help pay for their six grandchildren to get the education they had valued so much, but couldn’t afford to obtain when they graduated from high school. My dad has a knack for figuring out how things work, whether it was an airplane part in his first career as an aeronautical engineer, or a computer (his second career) or the human body (his third career). Twenty-five years after that note was written, my father spends a considerable amount of time caring for his father, who at age 91 is as sharp mentally as he ever has been, but has faltering vision. He does it to honor the man who put him on a trajectory to have such a great life, and to spend as much of his remaining years with the man he so admires. I could fill this column with funny stories about my dad: him sliding down a ravine to “save” my friends and me during a camping trip; breaking his ankle while showboating on the basketball court; cursing up a storm while trying to fix something (anything) around the house. I could also fill this column with times when he patiently helped me with something, when the two of us had a blast, seeminglymundane occasions that are memorable like meeting for lunch once a week throughout college and my early working life or the times I’d like to forget, the instances when

Four generations of Brownstein boys, from left: Herbert Sanford Brownstein, Daniel Sanford Brownstein, Sanford Wolfe Brownstein and Barry Jay Brownstein.

I let him down or said something out of teenage rebellion that I now regret. While all of those things are aspects of being a father, they aren’t the essence of being a father. These days, I hope I have the best of my father and his father inside me. In January, my wife gave birth to our first child, a son, something I have felt woefully unprepared for. There are no books for how to be a good father, although I am sure you could find more than a few in a bookstore. And the hospital doesn’t send you home with an instruction manual. If they did, most fathers wouldn’t read it anyway. For the past six months, I have fumbled my way into competency in a variety of skills any dad of an infant should possess: changing his diapers, holding him, feeding him, calming him, coping with a sleepdeprived wife when you too are so tired that you’re not sure you can take another day of this. I realize these sort of skills will only get me so far, like until the point he can ask a question, encounters a schoolyard bully, suffers loss, discovers lust and love, rebels against everything I’ve taught him, tries to figure out what to do with his life and

becomes a dad himself. These things require other, more advanced skills like being a role model and dispensing fatherly wisdom. It is this less tangible aspect of fatherhood I still haven’t mastered. I struggle to make a good enough impression on a little person that I only see first thing in the morning and when he goes to sleep because I spend all day working and all night studying to become someone or something better than I currently am. No one teaches you the obligations of fatherhood, and that is perhaps why many people run from it, with disastrous consequences. It is hard, but not thankless. In fact, it is just the opposite. I am thanked every time my son smiles at me when I lift him from the crib or when I crack him up with a silly face or when he enthusiastically watches me do something that would be terribly uninteresting to anyone else. Like my father, his father and my grandfather’s father — the man who came to a new country for the prospects of something better — my child will be my greatest legacy. For him, I seek to be the best man I can be, so that he may someday be greater. That is the essence of being a good father.

the home chef ... on dad’s favorite dish By Harlene Deane

Whenever my daughter asks her dad what his favorite dinner is, his reply is always “spaghetti and meatballs!” We like to keep him healthy so we cook up this recipe ... Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs INGREDIENTS 12 ounces ground turkey 4 ounces turkey sausage, casings removed, crumbled 6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 4 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 2 tsp olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 10 ounces spaghetti

DIRECTIONS Mix turkey, sausage, 4 tbsp cheese, 2 tbsp parsley, 2 garlic cloves, thyme, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Moisten hands and form mixture into 1-inch balls. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 garlic cloves; stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add meatballs to sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until just tender but still firm to the bite. Drain pasta; return to pot. Add some sauce to pasta and toss to coat. Transfer pasta to bowl; top with meatballs and remaining sauce.

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As a flight attendant for 28 years, Harlene wrote a column for flight attendants on where to go and what to eat while on layover in various cities. After retiring, she started her personal chef business — the home chef on Fripp Island. Contact her at harlene@ Sprinkle with remaining parsley and cheese. Serves 4. Pour dad’s favorite red wine and watch him smile!

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Eco camp focuses on oceans By Tess Malijenovsky

“Dive into World Oceans” is a weeklong eco camp July 23-28 put on by the Beaufort Conservation District for rising Kindergartners through rising sixth graders. For its 23rd year in the running, the camp’s theme will focus on oceans in light of Beaufort County’s World Oceans Day. “We also are focusing on marine debris, which is a big conservation problem in the area,” says Shelby Berry of the Beaufort Conservation District. The Conservation District is the conduit for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, which targets pollution problems in Beaufort County — a vital partnership for the community. The Conservation District will invite local experts to share wellrounded information with the students on a variety of topics including reptiles and amphibians, scuba diving, whales, navigating with GPS, marine debris, ocean chemistry and more! The eco camp is also about fun with

world oceans day at artworks Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is the celebration of World Oceans Day at ARTworks. The free community affair in celebration of world oceans and local marine life will include: • All day build large-scale “Locomocean” sculpture with local artist Terry Brennan. • 10:30 a.m.: Yoga session • 11-11:30 a.m. Al Segars speaks about the shore birds and horseshoe crabs. • 11:30 a.m.-noon: Storytelling in the gazebo outside.
 • 12-12:30 p.m. Tony Mills speaks about reptiles & amphibians • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Rick Hubbard the Kazoo Guy • 2-2:30 p.m. Dave Harter speaks on the predators of Port Royal Sound
 • 2-3 p.m.: The Rose Family Band performs in the gazebo Located at ARTworks in the Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort.

lots of hands-on activities from T-shirt making to interpretive nature walks. Also, Beaufort County Farm Bureau Women’s

Committee will provide Friday Fun Day lunch. “We just want to excite the kids about the mysteries of the ocean as well as what they can do even at this young age. We want to get them thinking about conservation throughout their lives,” says Berry. Dive into World Oceans eco camp is July 23-28, from 9 a.m. to noon at TCL, Beaufort Campus (building 16). Every day, students will attend three handson science and craft classes to learn about wetlands, estuaries, rivers, oceans and the important connections they have with each other. It is $89 (for materials and TCL expenses), and parents can register their children at the TCL Education Office (building 24) or visit Maximum enrollment is 60 students, so sign up soon especially to guarantee a correctly sized T-shirt. Program questions can be answered at 522-8100 or email shelby.berry@sc.nacdnet. net.

Campaign benefits The Beaufort Fund An online fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, June 14, has been announced to benefit The Beaufort Fund and increase awareness of Coastal Community Foundation’s presence. The“Twive and Receive” event is meant to spread the word about the Foundation’s cause via social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.) to not only raise money, but also aid in establishing a respectable online presence for the organization. All proceeds will go to the Beaufort Fund which was established in 1998 to distribute grants to Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper county nonprofit organizations. The Beaufort Fund’s ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life in these counties by supporting the network of nonprofits that serve the community. The one-day event will take participants to a

donation page from social media accounts. Interact with The Beaufort Fund’s Twitter account, as well as share a few posts encouraging followers to participate. Whether it be on a Facebook page, Twitter account, or any other social medium used, every bit of exposure helps. For more information, contact Coastal Community Foundation at gray@coastalcommunityfoundation. org. Every little Tweet helps. How you can help: • Follow our Beaufort Twitter account • RT Twive and Receive tweets • Post about “Twive and Receive” on Facebook and Twitter • Tell friends and family to help spread the word ... and even strangers! • Donate.

SORORITY HELPS BEAUFORT KEEP STREETS CLEAN Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Delta Omega Chapter members continue service to the community as they pick up litter from Ribaut Road. Pictured, from left, is Veronica Miller, Darlene Wilborn, Gwendolyn Jones, Deborah Moore, Romona Gaither, Melicint Lucas, Laura Carter, Rikita Gardner, Paula Gant, Alvesta Robertson and Jeri Williams.

habersham farmers market goes retro with classic car mini-show The Habersham Farmers Market, held each Friday year-round in The Habersham Marketplace, will have a retro theme for its June 15 market as Southern Bell Classic Cars holds a mini car show, showcasing a small variety of classic muscle cars. The farmers market will feature local farmers and food vendors and live music from 4 to 7 p.m. The Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market in Habersham, located off of Joe Frazier Road. For more information, 22

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history with holly By D. Henry Garbade, Jr.

I was born in Savannah, Ga., on August 8, 1949, but left there as quickly as I could get back to my home on Chelsea Plantation which is divided by the Beaufort and Jasper county lines. My grandfather was a manager on Chelsea Plantation and insured that crops were planted, livestock fed and cared for and also that we had enough food for the family. Chelsea was what is known as a working plantation which means that it was self-sufficient and produced enough goods to keep it running. My grandfather was an excellent gardener, as were most folks during those days. Most of them were young during the Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s and they remembered how difficult it was to survive and almost no one had as much to eat as we have today. We all worked in the garden and everyone who worked on the plantation or even lived near it was welcome to gather food from the garden. My grandfather plowed the garden with a mule and I would watch for hours as my grandfather talked to the old mule. As far as I was concerned, the mule understood English as well as any person I knew. One day a new tractor was delivered to the plantation. It was a Farmall and it was as red as the fire trucks I had seen in town. It had a four cylinder engine and it was started with a hand crank. I tried to crank it once and I couldn’t even get the engine to move. I was mesmerized watching the dirt fold over itself as the plows did their work in the rich soil. My grandfather made it all look so easy. Being nearly 8 years old, I decided that I was old enough to drive the Farmall and do some plowing on my own. After all, I drove the old Jeep all over the pasture and I thought I was a pretty good driver. That evening at supper, I announced to my grandfather that I could certainly help him the next day with the plowing and that I was also certain I could drive that tractor. He told me that I could drive the tractor as soon as I learned to appreciate it for the work it could do. It was a great improvement over the mule. He decided that I could drive the tractor as soon as I learned how to plow the garden with the mule. The next morning, grandfather and I went to the barn and hitched the mule to the turn plow. It was the same kind of plow that I had seen working behind the tractor. As my grandfather fitted bridles, straps, single-tree plow hitches and finally the plow itself, I busied myself trying to remember just what went where. The farther along he got, the less I could remember. Soon it was time to begin plowing. Grandfather reminded me that if I wanted the mule to turn right I was to call the mule’s name, Sam, and then say “Gee.” If I wanted him to turn left, I was to repeat the process and then say “Haw.” I could barely see over the cross bar on the plow but I was determined to plow that garden so I could drive the tractor. Off we went, Sam and I, with the reins hung over my head so I could get to them if I needed to help steer old Sam. I was having a very hard time keeping that plow upright and when it fell, I held on the cross bar. Sam never slowed up as he dragged me through the garden at his ever-steady pace. As soon as I regained my feet, Sam started veering to the right so I yelled, “Sam, Haw!” Sam immediately turned left. He didn’t straighten up, he turned hard left and now I was plowing the backyard and the garden was behind me. “Gee, Sam, Gee!” Sure enough, he made an immediate right turn. This was not going as well as I thought it should have so I looked back at my grandfather for a little help. He was on his knees laughing so hard I thought he was not going to be able to breathe. I left Sam standing in the middle of the garden, my grandfather lying beside the garden, the tractor was under the shed, and as far as I was concerned it could stay there, and I went into the house. I never did get to drive that tractor.

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This moment in Beaufort’s history is an excerpt from the book “Beaufort ... Then and Now,” an anthology of memories compiled by Holly Kearns Lambert. Copies of this book may be purchased at Beaufort Book Store. To contribute your memory, contact Holly at or

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I also had a delicious sandwich, The Gobbler. It is served on warm sourdough with roasted turkey, soft Brie, bacon and homemade strawberry sauce. Buck and Nikki had burgers, and they were both giant, and tasty. Buck

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all of it in Alsace. In addition to France, Germany and Italy also produce some wines from Pinot Blanc. In the United States, it gets more confusing. Some of the wines made here, while labeled Pinot Blanc, are actually not a Pinot at all. Some of them have been found to be Melon de Bourgogne, the original name for Musdacdet now grown in the Loire Valley. Yikes! Sometimes too much information just gets in the way. Wines from real Pinot Blanc have fruity aromas, in particular apples and citrus, and floral notes. The better quality clones of the grape yield more floral wines. The wines are crisp and clean, less complex than Chardonnays but not as lean and acidic as some Pinot Grigios. Our Pinot Blanc comes from Valley of the Moon Winery. This winery has some of the longest history in Sonoma. It was founded in 1863. A stone winery was built in 1887. There is actually a Valley of the Moon inside Sonoma Valley. It has rich volcanic soil and a distinctive warm (“banana belt” they call it) microclimate. Grapes have been grown here for more than a century. There is a block of old vine Zinfandel on part of one hill that was planted in the 1940’s. For part of its history, the winery was known as Madrone Vineyards. At one time it was owned by Senator George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst. In 1941, Madrone Vineyards was purchased and revitalized by Enrico Parducci and Peter Domenici. They were also responsible for renaming it “Valley of the Moon,” the Native American name for their location. (The label on the wine bottles is a white moon.) In 1997, the winery became part of Heck Estates that includes Kenwood. Pinot Blanc is one the trademark wines that Valley of the Moon makes. Possibly because they do such a good job with this grape? It is medium bodied with soft acidity, very moderate oak, a creamy texture and lovely apple and lemon flavors. And just as you swallow, a hint of flowers. Yummy, yummy. For as delightful as it is, this wine is definitely worth its $15.99 price tag. But, how lucky are we? We don’t have to pay that price tag. We can have it for $9.97 a bottle. That means we can try it as much as we want and learn to enjoy Pinot Blanc. Won’t it be nice for the moon to rise just for you? Enjoy.

Thinking of going skinny sipping this summer? Think again! By Terry Sweeney

The same thing happens to me every June as it suddenly dawns on me that summer is actually already here and I will, sooner or later, be called upon to appear in public in my bathing suit. A private confab with my closet’s fulllength mirror confirms the worst. Either some cruel prankster has exchanged my grown up middle-aged man-trunks for those of a much skinnier 12-year-old skateboarder, or I have overeaten myself into my best imitation of a Vietnamese pot-belled pig. A Happy Wino friend of mine says she has summer shorts and khakis in various sizes depending on the ups and downs of her girth. But when June comes around and she can’t fit into her biggest pair (her “fat” pants as she calls them); the jig is up and she immediately stops eating — but not drinking! The problem with mixing dieting and drinking — or going “skinny sipping” as I call it — is that when you cut out breads, pasta, potatoes, and other fattening carbs, there is nothing in your system to absorb the booze. The results can have you flying much higher than

you ever intended and heading for a very rough landing the morning after. To be fair, earlier in the evening, you didn’t innocently start out with your Terry first glass of chablis Sweeney with the intention of ending the evening drunkenly climbing on the bar at The Filling Station and tossing your bra to a cheering crowd of blue collar bad boys. But it happened. And why? You didn’t eat anything because you wanted to be skinny! Believe me, I too, have gone skinny sipping and certainly done things I wasn’t proud of the next day. Maybe not tossing my bra to a cheering crowd, but only because I didn’t have a bra to toss. What makes the difference between a pleasant night out having a couple of cocktails chatting with friends, and a blurry bacchanal slurring it up with a bunch of strangers is having some skinny sipping ground rules to keep you ... well ... grounded.

So if you’re on a diet like me but still want to party, I’ve come up with some golden rules to keep you from waking up the next morning to a bleary-eyed photo of yourself on the cover of “Mug Shots”: 1. Eat something like guacamole with baked chips, a microwaved bake potato with light butter or some sliced cheese and salami on fiber crackers before going out. Especially if you are meeting someone for a “pre-drink.” That’s the drink before your night even starts which easily turns into two or three drinks and you later being carried to your car. 2. Beware of well-meaning hosts who refill your wine glass to the top before you are even finished. You can easily lose track of how many glasses you’ve had and end up spending the next day with an ice pack on your head, cursing your friend and wishing you were dead. 3. Also watch for fellow revelers buying you another drink in a bar or even worse, generously sending over a bottle when you’ve already had enough. If they insist on doing something nice for you, politely tell them they can treat you to an appetizer. 4. The simplest and most dietetic: Drink

a glass of water after every two glasses of wine or after every two mixed drinks. 5. Don’t get stuck somewhere for hours. Like on a boat with Captain Drunk-As-ASkunk. You may be ready to find land and go eat, but your host and fellow partiers may have other plans. You can be sure that booze barge ain’t docking ‘til there’s not a drop left! Also make sure you have your own car or the card of your favorite taxi company in your wallet when catching a ride to a party or a bar with other people. Your friends may just be up for an all night booze-a-thon and then you’re trapped! (Hey, they’re probably on a diet and not eating solid food either!) Important note: Leave quietly. Don’t say goodbye! Or they will no doubt beg you to stay and have just one more. No! Go home and eat your Lean Cuisine! So there it is, the naked truth about the perils of skinny sipping. Remember — you want to lose weight, not your dignity. So don’t try to drink yourself skinny. Instead, go join a gym or, better yet, do what I do ... get a bigger swimsuit. Here’s to a great summer. I raise a glass of ... water to you! Cheers!

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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.




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.

With gorgeous marsh views and a superb selection of seafood, it’s no wonder Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant has been a family favorite for 20 years. Gilligan’s is located at 2601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, 29901. It’s open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 843-379-2244 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.

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

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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,



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

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

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol

Kids and Dogs Part II: A common sense approach “My child is good with dogs.” That’s a statement I have heard more than once. It is often paired with “my dog will let my child do anything to her.” Do anything to her. Anything? Yikes! There is a huge gap between how humans and dogs perceive any situation. There is an even larger gap between what dogs perceive and what tiny children perceive as “anything”, the result often being ruined dogs and injured children. Training a dog is not a guarantee of indefinite good behavior as long as children are allowed to carry out what is tantamount to dog abuse, though parents may not realize it when it is happening. No child under school age should be left alone with a dog, any dog, your dog. Even having big brother in the room is not sufficient supervision. The person in charge needs to be able to control both the actions of the child and the dog. If there is any doubt in the steadiness of either one, you’ll need an individual handler for both parties. Granted, this destroys one of America’s favorite images of kids and dogs, the dog as the perfect baby sitter. But it’s just not safe to put the dog in that position. The mental capacity for empathy — awareness of hurting another creature doesn’t happen until a child is 5 to 7 years old. Most children do not understand that certain actions can hurt a dog. I have seen small children switch from dragging their stuffed monkey around by the arm to attempting to drag the family pet with the same enthusiasm. Should a dog become convinced that tiny people


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could inflict pain or fear, damage has been done to that dog’s trust in children forevermore. If the dog believes you will stand by and let this happen, or leave him at the mercy of the child without you being there, eventually the dog will have no choice but self-defense. By the time the dog shows a reaction, the damage may have already been done. This is true of dogs raised from puppy hood with improperly supervised children. Parents do not realize what has happened in the dog’s mind by being so pleased that the puppy “would let the children do anything to her”. By the time a dog’s defense drives mature, and the dog is capable of doing something about the kids, the dog’s beliefs about kids are set. My beagle (The Bea) is a case in point. Her formative months were spent as the not-very-well-cared-for puppy of the owner of a day care center. To her last day, 17 years later, Bea cringed and slunk away as fast as she could when a small child approached her. Kids and dogs both benefit when properly managed. Research indicates

that children growing up with wellcared-for dogs have mental and emotional advantages that extend throughout life. On the other hand, an abused dog in the household is a warning sign that there may also be child or spousal abuse occurring. The First Strike program, sponsored by HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) speaks specifically to this issue. Managing a household with pre-school children and training a dog (especially a puppy) is complex. Families often wait until the children are of school age before adopting a family dog. Another option is to adopt, raise and train a dog to positively perceive children before having the first child. Another choice is adopt an adult dog that has proven to be great with kids. A trainer can help you make that determination.

A parent watching a child and dog interact is at a disadvantage when the parent may not know which behaviors from the child are perceived as threats to the dog. You should never allow a child to: 1. Pull the dogs’ ears or tail 2. Poke at eyes with fingers or anything else 3. Swing objects at the dog 4. Grab any part of the dog 5. Tug or otherwise compete with the dog for toys, food or other items 6. Suddenly get into a dog’s face 7. Disturb a dog that is sleeping or eating 8. Pet someone else’s dog before receiving permission from the owner 9. Pet or provoke a dog through a fence or one that is tethered 10. Approach the nest of a nursing mother with puppies 11. Run (or squeal) in the sight of a strange dog 12. Ride a dog like a horse, lie down on a dog, or otherwise put significant weight on the dog There is no greater relationship than that between a well-trained child and a well-trained dog. Following some good common sense precautions and choosing the right dog at the right time for your child secures the investment of your time.

pet-related events Support PAL by eating at Ruby Tuesday

The Beaufort Ruby Tuesday has teamed up with Palmetto Animal League for a Ruby Tuesday GiveBack event every Thursday in June. Grab your friends and family for lunch or dinner, and Ruby Tuesday will generously donate 20% of your check to Palmetto Animal League. “Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to help PAL care for the 100 homeless cats and dogs at the adoption center in Riverwalk Business Park,” said Sean Lakos, the restaurant manager. Just ask your server for a PAL GiveBack Coupon. Advance reservations requested. Ruby Tuesday is located at 346 Robert Smalls Pkwy (Cross Creek Shopping Center), Beaufort. Call (843) 522-1972 for more information.

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what to do Sportfishing and diving club to hold meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club June meeting will be held Thursday, June 14 at a new location. Butler Marine, located on Sea Island Parkway, will be hosting the monthly meeting. The social will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins shortly thereafter. We will have local fishing reports by members and guests. Chris Butler and his staff will present some of the newest equipment for various boats and motors. A preview of side sonar will also be included, which is relatively new to the boating industry in this area. Guests are invited and encouraged to attend and do not need a reservation. For additional information call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-5222020.

New complete care nail salon has grand opening

Liberte’ Nails, a new complete care nail salon, located in the Sea Square Center at 2303 Boundary Street, Suite 6, will have its Grand Opening at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15. Benny and Hallie invite all their friends and clients to the event. Salon hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 843-524-8888 for an appointment. Walk-in clients are welcome. A 5% discount will be given to client with a military ID.

Shell Point Baptist holds Men’s Retreat

Shell Point Baptist Church is having a “Courageous” Men’s Retreat June 15 and 16. Friday: 6 p.m. cookout and viewing of movie “Courageous” Saturday: 8:15 a.m. Doughnuts and Coffee, 12 p.m. lunch Speakers: Bryan Holland, Ted Baker and Brad Wolfe. Cost: $20 to include dinner and lunch Location: 871 Parris island Gateway, Beaufort SC 29906. Details: For information or tickets please call 843-522-8616.

Churches hold joint Vacation Bible Schools

What: The Parish Church of St. Helena Summer will have a joint summer Vacation Bible School program called “Beyond the Gold” held at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. When: June 18-22, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages: 4-12 year olds Cost: $50 per child; families with three or more children pay $45 per child Details: A team of trained Christian coaches, along with volunteers from the Parish Church of St. Helena and other local churches, will provide quality instruction for the children in their chosen sport. They’ll receive teaching on the Word of God through a daily Bible lesson. Contact Linda Tully at 843-5221712, ext: 204 or download a registration form at

Democratic Women of Beaufort hold meeting

Judge Carmen T. Mullen, Chief Administrative Judge of the South

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 6/15 - Thurs. 6/21 Prometheus “R” Showing DAILY 1:30-4:00-7:00-9:20 That’s My Boy “R” Showing DAILY 1:30-4:00-7:00-9:10 Rock of Ages “PG13” Showing DAILY 1:45-4:15-7:05-9:20 Madagascar 3 3D “PG” Showing DAILY 1:45-4:00-7:05-9:05 Snow White & Huntsmen “PG13” Showing DAILY 1:45-4:15-7:05-9:20 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806

Carolina 14th Judicial Circuit, will address the June meeting of the Democratic Women of Beaufort at 7 p.m., June 19, at Gilligan’s Restaurant on Boundary Street. Judge Mullen’s address will cover judicial elections, the court system in Beaufort County, the three branches of government, and the effect of South Carolina’s population growth on the judicial system. She will also share her story of rising in a profession largely dominated by men. The public is invited to the meeting and to the optional dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Further information available at 843522-9948.

Community Bible Church hosts VBS

Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, is hosting its annual vacation Bible school, June 1922. This year’s theme is “IncrediWorld Amazement Park.” The VBS program was created by Answers in Genesis. It features an amusement park motif intended to show boys and girls ages 4 through 6th grade the amazing Godcreated universe around us. Through the use of games, crafts, skits, singing and other activities, kids will learn while experience a galaxy of fun. The daily fun begins at 9 a.m. and parents can pick up their kids at Noon. Friday, June 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the whole family can participate in an evening of fun-filled activities on the church grounds. There will be inflatable jumpers, water slides, games, a free hot dog dinner and much, much more. The week of VBS is $5 per person or $15 maximum per family, but fees will be waived by request. More information is available at 843-5250089 or online at

Sea Island Quilters to host speaker at meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, June 21 at Praise Assembly on Paris Island Gateway at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Charlotte Angotti, teacher and lecturer from

Conway. Charlotte will also conduct a workshop on Friday, June 22, at the Carteret Street Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For members, the cost is $40, non-members $50. For details contact Nan Brown at 828-989-7477 or

Intro to 1940 Census workshop at library

The 2012 Beaufort District Collection program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort County continues. On Friday, June 22, Grace Morris Cordial, Beaufort District Collection Manager, will lead participants through a family history exercise using the newly released 1940 U. S. Federal Census. The workshop will held 10 a.m. - Noon. Basic computer skills are needed. Seating is limited. You must register in person at the BDC Research Room Reference desk or call 843-255-6468 to reserve a seat. The program is free and open for anyone aged 12 years and over. For more information, please visit www.beaufortcountylibrary. org. To contact the special collections and archives, call 255-6446.

Dataw Island Club has USTA tennis tourney

Beaufort Summer Splash at Dataw Island Club, the fun annual USTAsanctioned tennis tournament (18 and up) will take place June 22,23,24 on Dataw’s courts. Pool and pub use, players’ awards, goodies, Saturday lunch and more. Deadline for registration June 16 midnight, online only at http:// ID#704110612. For more information, email catmcgill@

Penn Center Founder’s Day celebrates 150 years

Penn Center is celebrating 150 years of Education, Leadership and Service at the 150th Anniversary and Founder’s Day Celebration: • Friday, June 22, 12-3:30 p.m.: Regional Art Showcase, Fish Fry & Blues with Bill DuPont, Dual Book Signing of “First Dark: A Buffalo Soldiers Story” with author Bob Rogers and illustrator John W. Jones; Penn School Memories Exhibit; purchase 150th anniversary commemorative items; guided tours of the Historic Grounds of Penn Center; and from 4 to 6 p.m., a Community Forum: “Penn Center: Then, Now & Tomorrow.” • On Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Unveiling of the Sesquicentennial Memorial Marker; Appearance by the 54th Massachusetts Vol. Infantry, Co. “I” Civil War Reenactment Unit; Performances by Community Church Choirs; “Share Your Stories,” filming a documentary of times at Penn School and Penn Center; “Meet and Greet” regional artists; Penn School Memories Exhibit; and from 2 to 4 p.m., the 150th Anniversary and Founder’s Day Banquet Luncheon. All events will be held at Penn Center National Historic Landmark District located at 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island, S.C. 29920. Reservations and prices for banquet luncheon, fish fry and museum entry,

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Church of Christ holds Family and Friends Day

The Beaufort Church of Christ welcomes you to Family and Friends Day, “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” Focusing on faith, family, friends, fellowship, the future, and fun. Come hear a positive message of “Education, Inspiration and Motivation” presented by Minister Jonas Gadson, Minister on Sunday, June 24. • Lord’s Day School for All Ages: 10 a.m. • Morning Worship Service: 11:15 a.m. • Afternoon Worship Service: 3:30 p.m. Held at the Beaufort Church of Christ 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, South Carolina 29906, down the street from the Golden Corral Restaurant and next to Beaufort Liquidation. The public is invited. For more information, call Minister Jonas Gadson at 843-5244281 or

Veggie Fun World at the 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: June 25-29, July 16-20, and August 13-17 and 2731. Sessions I, II, and III are for children 18 months through 6 years of age. Each session has a fee of $130 per child which includes all crafts, snacks, and a T-shirt. All children are welcome to come and share in hearing the Good News about Jesus with Veggie friends and neighbors. Contact Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220, or email her at with any questions. You can register and pay online at

Horsin’ around at Huspa Equestrian Park

Huspa Equestrian Park is now under new management and is offering a variety of programs and events. Summer horseback riding camps are available to children of all ages and riding levels. Camps focus on correct riding skills, safety around horses, and proper horse husbandry. Riders will enjoy a variety of games on horseback and both mounted and unmounted instruction from qualified, professional instructors. Camp participants may bring their own horse for the week, or ride one of our wonderful lesson horses. Ladies Night Out will have an evening of riding, followed by drinks, great food and fun times. Lesson horses available or you can trailer your horse over to join us. No riding experience? Join us for a group lesson to learn the ropes. Huspa offers year round stall and pasture board, lessons and training. Memberships are available to the Equestrian Park for unlimited use of the facilities and trails. Contact Gini Quade 843-8124225 or for more information.

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Collins Pest Control

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Technology solutions for business or home. 843-525-6469 Phone 843-521-0955 Fax 38 A-B Sams Point Road, Beaufort, SC 29907


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

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that’s a wrap!

the sixth annual international beaufort film festival was a success, drawing in record crowds, page 23

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weekend scenes from

march 1-7, 2012



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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The Island News June 14, 2012  

Beaufort local news

The Island News June 14, 2012  

Beaufort local news