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Sheriff ’s Office names Officer of the Year. see page 5


rey Savel graduated from boot camp on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on Friday, May 20. Trey has lived on Lady’s Island his entire life. He will leave for Camp Geiger, N.C., for Infantry School this month. His specialty is in security forces. Family and good friends came out to show their support for Team Trey.


Jenkins twins are Athletes of the Week. see page 12


hurricane season 2011

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County, local officials know preparation is key By Pamela Brownstein

In the event of a disaster, Beaufort County officials are committed to keeping you safe. Members of the Beaufort County Emergency Management Division have been meeting and plotting and planning for months to provide comprehensive short-term and long-term strategies designed to minimize property damage, restore the area and bring back citizens. In return, county officials are urging residents to do their part and be prepared in case a storm hits. According to Todd Ferguson, director of emergency management, just because Beaufort County hasn’t seen a hurricane in years doesn’t mean that people should become complacent. “We need to all prepare for the one storm that will get us one day,� Ferguson said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year with 12 to 18 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). With natural disasters wreaking havoc in the United States and across the world recently, now is not the time to take a wait-and-see approach. County officials recommend having a home evacuation plan, the proper papers up-


to-date (which includes knowing whether you have flood insurance or not and understanding how your mortgage company handles loss) and a recovery plan in place. John McFee, the Beaufort County disaster recovery director, emphasized businesses should also have a plan because it is “vitally important� for businesses to come back after a disaster. The county’s team has all its bases covered in case Gov. Haley issues a hurricane warning. From the safe removal of all the animals from the shelter to the removal of debris, the people under William Winn at the emergency operations center know their roles and what they need to do. And they encourage the public to do the same and be ready.

NORTHERN BEAUFORT COUNTY EVACUATION ROUTES The Beaufort area will be evacuate exclusively along U.S. 21 to U.S. 17. Approaching the U.S. 17 intersection with Gardens Corner, the left lane of U.S. 21 will have access to U.S. 17 South and will be directed to Exit 33 (Point South) where motorists will be directed to use the right lane to access I-95 North and the left lane to access I-95 South. The right lane will follow U.S. 17 North to Highway 303 toward Walterboro. Also, motorists wishing to travel towards the Hampton or Augusta area may turn right off U.S. 17 at Pocataligo onto U.S. 21 North to Yemassee an S.C. 68 West.


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School board considers finances, possibility of closing schools The hot topics on the board’s plate and in the community are the budget and the possible closure of schools; in reality the two are deeply connected. While I am sure that some will look at the return to the study of school closures as a response to the County Council’s decision not to grant the district a tax increase, in reality it is a topic that has never left the dialogue among many of the Board members. No matter what your personal feelings are, it is clear that public sentiment and the Council’s votes are not there to support a tax increase of any size no matter who might have to pay. As reviewed in a previous article, the Board made serious cuts back in February to programs that are clearly impacting the performance of students in a positive way. The targeted reductions of $6.8 million have actually produced about $5.4 million in savings; much of this is due to the fact that many of the higher paid literacy, math and science coaches cut from those programs have been returned to the classroom at a rate usually much higher than the cost of a new teacher. Recently, the Board voted not to grant the teachers who are eligible a step increase for years of service; this is in addition to the teachers who are at the top of the schedule and are not eligible for step increases and administrators who have had their salaries frozen at this year’s levels for next year. Support staffs have not had any increases for three years. The reductions in the “coaching” program and the increase in class size are not in place yet, so that we might gauge the impact; one has to believe that there will be some negative impact to these actions. The issue of school closures, I prefer calling them “consolidations” since we are not going to stop teaching students we are only discussing doing it in a different location, can positively impact the budget for well into the future. As we consolidate schools, we will certainly experience savings on

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Bill Evans was recently elected to the Beaufort County Board of Education to represent Lady’s Island, District 7

utilities and in those support positions that are redundant. We will make better use of those facilities that we continue to use and in some cases may even be able to sell property which of course will provide new one time money to the district or serve as a bridge until the existing weak tax code and funding formulas can be addressed and reformed. As we move forward with the study of possible consolidations or changes in attendance zones, we will be guided by the original plan presented last November and new ideas, which I am sure will bubble up through the committee of district and site administrators, SIC members and community members. It is understandable that some of the discussions and input will have an emotional nature to them, we are talking about children and where they go to school. Let me make two points from my own experience with similar actions in other schools districts; education is primarily a factor of the quality of leadership and staff at the school and committed and supportive parents, walls do not teach students, teachers do and as we move students their teachers will move with them. Second, if we don’t find permanent savings in our budget then we will be back at this every year peeling away another layer of program or adding more students to each class; it is analogous to tearing off a bandage, you can do it all at once and have a short period of pain or you can do it slowly and spread the pain over a long period of time. On June 9th we will meet again to look at the current budget and the

shortfall we are experiencing primarily due to the low tax collection rate. All of this is again understandable in this economy, but the projected rate that the County Council established at 98.6% is presently coming in at less than 90%; we expect that by the end of the year, June 30th, we will see a final collection rate of about 94%-95%, the difference equates to roughly $1 million for each percentage point we are short. You can do the math; we are looking at a shortfall of around $4 million. My personal position is that we make up the difference using our fund balance/reserves. Although this may mean putting ourselves in a position of paying higher interest rates when we borrow, we are not borrowing much at this time and any additional debt incurred is at least paid by all taxpayers through the debt service part of their tax bills and not just those with second homes or commercial property as is the case with operating funds. We have to see this through, there is no magic cure and we are still probably two years away from seeing any reform to the tax code that will bring more funding to Beaufort County. I ask you all to stay informed, listen to facts and watch actions, please do not get caught up in speculation and rumor. Where you can, bring ideas to the committee; you can do that through me at any time or with the committee members, we will have at least three from the Beaufort High School attendance zone, as will each of the other high school zones. I can be reached at and I am more than open to meeting with individuals or groups that would like to discuss my position on any of these issues.

commentary/news STRAIGHT TALK

Passing a promising budget for 2012 Beaufort City Council passed the first of two readings on the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget ( July 2011 - June 2012) and there will be no tax increase and no increases in solid waste pick up or stormwater fees. Thanks in large part to the fact that the city had our eyes open two years ago and made changes necessary to survive the

economic downturn before we felt the effects, we are in good financial shape. That said, as we study the budget between first and second readings and go through the budget line by line with department heads, we will be looking for ways to plan for the following year when we anticipate additional drops in

revenue due to falling property values and pending actions by the SC House and Senate that may further tie the hands of local government by removing point of sale provisions in state law. Between now and the final reading, we will hold two informational workshops and a public hearing.

Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling can also be reached by email at


OFFICER of the YEAR Sheriff ’s Office recognizes Corporal John Gobel


he Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office is pleased to recognize one of its own as the recipient of the 2011 Jesse L. Altman Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. During the Beaufort Rotary Club award luncheon held last Wednesday, May 18th, Corporal John Gobel was honored for his life’s dedication to public service. This coveted award has been given since 1973 in honor of the late Col. Jesse Altman. He was a Beaufort Rotary Club member, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel and retired chief of the Beaufort Police Department. The club chooses a winner from those nominated by local agencies that best represent the Rotary motto: “Service above self.” Corporal Gobel began his career with the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office in 1988, after eleven years of service in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine, Gobel served in military police billets and as logistics chief, positions that would aptly prepare him for civilian law enforcement. Over the last 20 years, Corporal Gobel has excelled in all avenues of law enforcement. Establishing himself early on as an aggressive go-getter, Corporal Gobel demonstrated an affinity for investigations. Developing highly effective and uniquely laid-back communication skills, Gobel has become wellknown for the positive results of the interviews he conducts.

Attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, Gobel chose to retire from law enforcement in 2006. Even during his retirement, Gobel continued to serve as a Reserve Deputy and as the Master Dive Instructor for the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office Dive Team. Unable to resist the draw of law enforcement, Gobel requested permission to rejoin the Sheriff ’s Office in 2009. His experience and talents were the type sought after by all law enforcement agencies, and he was quickly hired and assigned to the Sheriff ’s Office Northern Enforcement Investigations. Corporal Gobel’s efforts have resulted in one of the highest arrest rates in the county and the highest case clearance rate. This effort is emulated by his fellow officers as he often lends his assistance and expertise to his co-workers. Corporal John Gobel is considered a model deputy and investigator by the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office. His tireless commitment to resolving cases and apprehending offenders is a credit to the agency and the community he serves.

Overnight flagging on McTeer bridge

United Contractors and Misener Marine will flag motorists on the McTeer Bridge from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. through the month of June while crews pour concrete for the new bridge foundation. Contractors warn motorists to expect delays and ask that they look out for workers on foot. For a complete review of this project and other Beaufort County road improvement projects, visit the County website, and look under the “How Do I” section on the home page.

County PALS opens outdoor pool June 4

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services will open the Charles “Lind” Brown Outdoor Pool (formerly the Greene Street Pool) on June 4. The pool is at 1710 Greene Street, on the corner of Greene and Adventure Streets. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Monthly passes are available for $30 for families, $25 for senior families and individuals and $20 for seniors. Daily passes are also available for $3 per person or $2 for seniors. For more information, call (843) 525-7044 or visit PALS.



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Dr. Burris and his staff traditionally gather around a patient when he or she gets his/her braces and sings to the tune of a banjo.


winning  smiles By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer





hen Dr. Skeet Burris was in his 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, he assumed he would retire at 55. He worked hard, made sound financial decisions and reached the age of vocation retreat when he realized he was nowhere near the age of giving up the daily operation of his practice, Winning Orthodontic Smiles. He continues more aggressively and enthusiastically today than ever before. Dr. Burris earned his Doctor of Dental surgery degree and graduated as valedictorian from University of Tennessee, Memphis. While in Dental School, Dr. Burris joined the United States Navy and after graduating, he spent two and a half years as a dental officer at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot; he returned to the University of Tennessee Memphis and completed his residency in orthodontics and served as a Navy Reserve dental officer at the Navy Recruiting Center in Memphis. Continued on Page 7

I like everything about working here. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a team effort. Dr. Burris is committed to making these kids (and adults) happy. They grin from ear to ear when the braces come off. Dr. Burris gives 110% to every patient. And if the doctor doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give, the staff wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Theresa Davis (with the practice for 23 years)


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Continued from Page 6 He missed the Lowcountry terribly. While at Parris Island, Dr. Burris and his wife, Gail came to love the woods, water, wildlife and recreation of coastal South Carolina, ironically four words widely recognized across the country on the American Tree Farm Systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green and white diamond shaped signs that tell the story of sustainable forestry, which is also another passion of Dr. Burris. It seems Dr. Burris has come full circle in his journey to live and work in the Lowcountry. Determined to come back here against the advisement of dental consultants, Dr. Burris fought the odds and began a referral practice in Beaufort County with only four dentists North of the Broad and one in Hilton Head. That was in 1972. Today there are 24 dentists, three oral surgeons, two endodontists, and one Pediatrics Dentist, just in Beaufort. And since Dr. Burris relies on referrals, he makes it priority to understand the goals of each patient and their dentist. And area dentists know their patients will be well taken care of and be given quality results with Dr. Burris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe I am part of a dental team community. I am blessed to have been able to grow with Beaufort,â&#x20AC;? explains Dr. Burris. Dr. Burrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; staff of 13 has a combined longevity of 106 years with his practice. There are three women who have worked at Winning Orthodontic Smiles for over 20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What separates us from the other Orthodontic practices is our stability and caring and compassionate staff. All of our assistants are certified in Orthodontics and Radiology. The way we treat folks matters. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in our environment, we want you to feel comfortable.â&#x20AC;? And that sentiment is echoed by Jan Goude, the Scheduling Coordinator with the practice for 24 years (in fact, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retired twice and come back). She says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you walk in, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a visitor. When you leave, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re part of our family.â&#x20AC;? There is a definite sense of communal enthusiasm in the office. Each and every employee I met thoroughly enjoyed their profession. They get caught up in the excitement of developing winning smiles and radiate their positive energy to their patients. Gould explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are building a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self esteem. There is nothing more rewarding than that.â&#x20AC;? I can attest. When my braces came off at 18, I walked into the high school cafeteria and people took notice when I smiled. It was something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never felt before. Once embarrassed by crooked teeth and a noticeable overbite, I was now comfortable with my appearance. And thousands of Dr. Burrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; patients are equally as grateful. Dr. Burris can take mismatched bones in the face and crooked eruption of teeth and turn them into works of art. The mouth is truly his canvas.

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And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s necessary for patients to seek consultation sooner than later. If

children are still pre-pubescent, they have time to allow orthopedic braces

to correct the problem. After puberty, oral surgery is required, which becomes more costly. Responsible parents should ask their dentists which orthodontist is best suited to treat the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition. In most cases, it is Dr. Burris at Winning Orthodontic Smiles. And gone are the days of payment in full. Dr. Burrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; practice has a multitude of payment plans suited for all types of families. Minimal down payments are necessary, and the result is life changing. Dr. Burris is more than an orthodontist. Fortunately, his practice has given him the financial opportunity to practice and teach forest conservation. He is a steward of our Lowcountry and was given the Environmental Awareness Award in 2003 from Governor Mark Sanford. He is also a S.C. Forestry Commissioner. His love of the land, humble approach to life and dedication to his profession has given Dr. Burris reason to persevere. His passion is contagious, whether it is about timber, religion or braces. When he speaks, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll listen and more importantly, learn. He and his wife, Gail and their five sons have built a reputation of giving back. The familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generosity over the years has been recognized statewide and nationally. But perhaps, there are no other people more thankful than Dr. Burrrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; patients. His infamous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wall of Smilesâ&#x20AC;? indicates the ultimate sign of appreciation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; genuine smiles radiating through the picture frame, each thanking Dr. Burris and his staff. Dr. Burris isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quitting any time soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is to produce quality orthodontic care to patients. When I am no longer blessed with the abilty to judge a dental scenario, I will retire.â&#x20AC;? For now, he will still produce winning smiles and continue to practice as part of Beaufortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dental community team.

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun Beaufortonians celebrated Memorial Day Weekend with a variety of activities. Families played at the beach and in the pool and gathered for the annual Memorial Day Parade downtown to honor military heroes who have died for our beloved country. Here are some photos from the weekend.


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Spring Fling at The Red Piano Too F riends, relatives and art patrons came out to the Red Piano Too Art Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spring Fling Exhibit on Saturday, May 28, which featured many authors and artist Mel Green. Mel Green (1934-2007), a Korean War Veteran and native of Beaufort County, graduated from Shanklin High School and the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1959; he spent the next seven years working as a commercial artist. Mel Green has been praised for his ability to combine expressionism, primitivism and cubism. He said about his work, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My paintings are an expression of my love, ideas, true feelings and philosophy of life. If you can see and understand the waves in the ocean or a beautiful dance in motion, then you will get the idea of what I am trying to express in my paintings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very abstract, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also very recognizable.â&#x20AC;? The exhibit will run now through June 30, and is free and open to the public. Among the participants for Spring Fling were well known Culinary Griot, correspondent on NPRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cultural Desk, and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vibration Cooking: or, The Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl,â&#x20AC;? Vertamae Grosvenor; local bee farmer turned storyteller and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tales of the Great Swamp: Shrouded in Mystery,â&#x20AC;? Earl Cooler, Sr.; John Warley, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bethesdaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childâ&#x20AC;? and contributor to â&#x20AC;&#x153;This I Believe: On Fatherhood;â&#x20AC;? and Alvin J. Green, poet and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Struggle For Peace Of A Gullah Mindâ&#x20AC;? and brother to the late artist Mel Green. The St. Helena Brach of the Beaufort County Library was also on hand to inform the community of services offered by the library and to show plans of the new library that will be located on the grounds of The Historic Penn Center. The Spring Fling is an annual event celebrated around Memorial Day Weekend.



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Does it matter that we invested in the latest cancer technology? It does to Catherine Salkowitz, who didn’t have to take time from her favorite activities to travel for breast cancer treatment. Instead she turned to the Keyserling Cancer Center, where a new, state-of-theart linear accelerator ensured the latest and best in radiation therapy. And our affiliation with Duke Medicine means that all Keyserling patients benefit from Duke’s top-rated cancer care — close to home. - Catherine Salkowitz Sun City, SC

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




$POHSBUVMBUJPOTUP5SBNPOF MFGU BOE5SBNPO+FOLJOTGPS being nominated as Athletes of UIF8FFLÉŠFUXJOTUPPLmSTU and second place in The Hanahan 8SFTUMJOH5PVSOBNFOUBGUFS defeating all other wrestlers in their respective weight class of 75 pounds. The twins met each other in the finals to wrestle off for first place.

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he Port Royal Landing Marina recently hosted the Port Royal Spring Challenge. Above: Offshore boat, My Time Out III crew stand with their catch of dolphin. Left: Owner Captain Frank Gibson shows off his 54 pound wahoo.

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USCB golf tourney raises money for athletic scholarships The University of South Carolina Beaufort held its 5th Annual Sand Shark Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser at Chechessee Creek Golf Club on May 23. This was the first year the tournament was held at Chechessee, which donated the use of its course and facilities. According to USCB Athletic Director Ty Rietkovich, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our annual golf tournament is an important link between USCB supporters in our community and our student-athletes. With their help we are able to raise funds to support athletic scholarships. This is the best way to help Sand Sharks be winners in the classroom and on the athletic fields.â&#x20AC;? More than $25,000 was raised for athletics scholarships.


Register now for PALS fall youth sports season Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services fall sports is going on now at Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton. Football registration for players ages 4-13 is scheduled from now through July 12. Registration for cheerleaders ages 7-13 and soccer players ages 4-17 will be held from now through July 14. Players must provide a completed application which can be obtained online at PALS or at Burton Wells or Buckwalter Recreation Centers. Birth certificates are required for participation. Applications and copies of birth certificates may be mailed, faxed or delivered in person. Addresses and fax numbers are listed on the application materials. The registration fee for cheerleading, soccer and flag football is $55 and $75 for tackle football. Cash, check or credit cards in the form of Master Card, Visa or Discover Card are accepted. A fee of 3 percent will be applied to all credit card transactions and a $3.95 fee for Visa Debit Cards. Late registration will end one week after the deadline and require a $25 late fee. For more information, visit or call the Burton Wells Recreation Center at (843) 255-6680 or the Buckwalter Recreation Center at (843) 255-6710.

FATHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT Come one, come all to Hunting Island State Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first ever Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Fishing Tournament. The tournament will be located on Paradise Pier, located next to the Nature Center. The tournament will be held on Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, June 19, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per adult. Kids ages 15 and younger fish for free. Enter your catch into one of our several categories to win a prize for biggest fish, smallest fish and ugliest fish. Rod and reels are available, but limited. First come, first serve. Bait shrimp is available for sale, $6 per carton. Contact the Nature Center with any questions at (843) 838-7437.




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New Plays Festival announces dates The curtain will rise next month on the inaugural International New Plays Festival of the Lowcountry, which will bring three evenings of original plays to the stage at USCBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for the Arts in Beaufort. The festival is scheduled Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. A matinee is planned for Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 or $25 for all three shows. Students are admitted for $7 or $18 for all three shows. Audience members can reserve seats by calling (843) 521-4145 or pay at the door. Local playwrights Ethard Van Stee, Becky Mitchell, Nicholas Nicholas, Dennis Adams and Dan Daniels have contributed their works for a series of staged readings and original monologues scheduled Friday night. On Saturday night, audiences

will see plays selected from entries submitted by playwrights from Australia, Europe, New York and California. Talks With Stars, by Hilton Head playwright Brent Savidge will be read Saturday evening. Savidgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play is about a young man who talks with the ghost of Humphrey Bogart. The ghost offers his insights with the frank, masculine wisdom and truthful strength only Bogey could convey. A Tragic Comedy of Shakespeare Shakeups by 14-year-old Jonathan Boulon of Beaufort will be read during Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matinee. Pieces throughout the festival include both comedic and dramatic readings performed and directed by local thespians. For a full schedule of performances, visit





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USCB offers workshop in digital photography for art teachers For the first time, the University of South Carolina Beaufort is offering graduate level digital photography classes for art teachers from June 13-17. Workshop participants will gain new personal insights about the creative process, how to make aesthetic decisions in selecting subjects and frame composition, and an increased expertise in using Photoshop to manipulate captured images â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of which can be taken into the classroom and shared with students. Classes will be taught by Dr. Phil Dunn, artist in residence and a

Pulitzer nominated, award-winning photographer with more than 30 years experience as a photographer and an art educator. Evening activities will include a waterside barbecue on Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island and a presentation on Gullah culture. The workshop will culminate with a group exhibition and reception held at the USCB Gallery at the Center for the Arts on July 15. Space in this workshop is limited to 20 participants. For pricing and additional information please email Dunnp@uscb. edu.

The gallery show at ARTworks was juried by Rebecca Davenport. Forty-three artists submitted work, and 21 were accepted: photographers Mark Carter of Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, Mark Rackley of Beaufort, Scott Quarforth of Virginia, Richard Darby of Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, Tabatha Jarmulowicz of Alabama, Sandy Dimke of Seabrook, Chris Kirk of St. Helena Island; painters Sharon Reilly of Beaufort, Jerry Stocks of Beaufort, Eve Miller of St. Helena Island, Karole Turner Cambell of Charleston, Erinn Szare of Beaufort, Deanna Bowdish of Beaufort, Gina Sismilich of Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, Jean Norton-Torjussen of Beaufort, Jessica Montgomery of Michigan, Jon Goebel of Bluffton, Christopher Smalls of St. Helena Island; weaver Kim Keats of Okatie; and jewelry-makers Lynda Lydon of Okatie, and Lee Perry Bender of Beaufort. The play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Townâ&#x20AC;? was written by Thornton Wilder, and is produced jointly by the Palmetto Theater Xperiment and Misspent Youth Productions, directed by JW Rone. Cast & crew includes Gail Westerfield, Bob Herrick, Jennifer Shand, Pat Ferri, Becca Beaumont, Ben Langan, Carrie Freeman, Kim Stevens, Hiro,

IF YOU GO tÉŠVSTEBZ +VOF1BZ8IBU:PV Can night ($5 min.) in the theater, 8 p.m. curtain. t'SJEBZ +VOFPQFOJOHSFDFQUJPO in the gallery, 6-8 p.m., free to the public, artist awards will be presented. The play begins at 8pm. t4BUVSEBZ +VOFDVSUBJOJTQN t4VOEBZ +VOFUIFNBUJOFF begins at 3 p.m. tÉŠVSTEBZ +VOF1BZ8IBU:PV Can night ($5 min.) in the theater, 8 p.m. curtain. t'SJEBZ4BUVSEBZ +VOF curtain is 8p.m. t4VOEBZ +VOFUIFmOBMTIPXJT a 3p.m. matinee. tÉŠFHBMMFSZTIPXJTGSFFUPCSPXTF 5VFTEBZ4BUVSEBZT UISPVHI+VMZ UI"SUXPSLJTGPSTBMF tTickets with assigned seating are online or call 379-2787; all tickets for the play are $15 per person, $10 for students (13+), $5 for children (12 and under) and $10 for groups of 10 or more.

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Coastal insurance will cost homeowners more As hurricane season is just about to get underway, the SC Wind and Hail Underwriting Association (The Wind Pool) is raising the cost of wind and hail insurance by an average of 10% for those property owners who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get coverage through private insurance companies. The Wind Pool is the State run insurer of last resort for properties that are located along the coast. The premium increase has been approved by the SC Department of Insurance and will take effect for policies renewing as of September 1. Properties located in Zone 1 primarily on the barrier islands will see a larger increase than those

located in Zone 2 (Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island is rated as zone 2). The last premium increase came in 2009 and was just 1.6%. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had actually asked for more, 18.9 percent,â&#x20AC;? said Smitty Harrison, executive director of the S.C. Wind and Hail Underwriting Association. Harrison said the wind pool needs more money because the cost of reinsurance has increased. Reinsurance is insurance that the wind pool buys, worth about $1.3 billion, so that it would have enough money to cover claims in a catastrophe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the major disaster occurs, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll

have the money to pay for that,â&#x20AC;? Harrison said. What can consumers do about this? t -PPL BSPVOE UP TFF JG BOPUIFS insurance company will include the wind coverage within the base homeowner policy. The insurance market is now more competitive than it has been over the last several years and many companies are willing to include the wind and hail coverage within their policies. t3FWJFXZPVSEFEVDUJCMFTÉŠFXJOE and hail deductible is usually stated as a percentage of the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s limit. Deductibles typically range from 2% to 10%. Premium credits are usually


BRIEFS Local marketing firm celebrates three years

Adagio Creative, a public relations and marketing firm located in Beaufort, SC, and founded by Carrie Carper, celebrates its three year anniversary in June. Adagio Creative launched in 2008 and has since managed the images, branding and general communication of more than a dozen area businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been blessed with three years of amazing clients and experiences,â&#x20AC;? Carper said.â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is nothing more satisfying professionally than having a role in your clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; growth and success. I am thankful for this anniversary and optimistic for many, many more.â&#x20AC;?

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On Sunday, June 12 there will be a special chefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; demonstration cooking and tasting event in four homes in the Village of Habersham as a fundraiser for LowCountry Habitat for Humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Women Build project. Local chefs will prepare signature dishes in the four homes with two late-morning sessions occurring from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., then two afternoon sessions from 1-2:30 p.m. Chef Richard Wilson of Maggieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub will be cooking in the home of Cindy Guldin and Steve Mazur, Erin Lurtz of EL Catering will be cooking in the home of Dan Stover, Chef Bethany BolesHewitt of Southern Graces will be cooking in the home of Janet and Ryan Norris, and Chefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gary Lang and Beth Shaw of Breakwater will be cooking in the home of David Littleton. Tickets for the event are $35 per person per session, or $60 for two sessions. Paid reservations are required. This event is an opportunity to taste local dishes prepared by local chefs, with all proceeds benefitting Women Build. This is the second Women Build project that LowCountry Habitat has undertaken, and will be a house-building project primarily funded by and built by local women. To make a reservation for one of the demonstrations or to find out more about Women Build, please call the LowCountry Habitat office at (843) 522-3500.


The three Ps of hurricane safety By State Farm® Agent Hurricane season is here. Many people have survived hurricanes without any harm, and with modern technology it almost seems that the path of a hurricane can be mapped out perfectly. But don’t be so sure. All the technology in the world cannot predict what Mother Nature will do. It’s important to pay attention not to just the black line forecasters use for the storm track but also the area on either side of it. The average error during the last 24 hours is about 85 miles, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. A moment to plan hurricane safety can give you peace of mind and keep your family and home safe. To be hurricane-safe, follow the three Ps: PLAN It’s always important for a family to

have a plan for emergencies, whether it be a fire, earthquake or hurricane. Every family member must know what to do to stay safe. When a hurricane threatens, decide if your family will move to a safer place inland, go to a designated shelter or ride out the storm in your home. Make sure you stay in touch with local authorities to know the severity of the hurricane. You should also plan an escape route in case your family needs to evacuate. PREPARE Your home should have a survival kit prepared for any emergency. It should include non-perishable food items, a first aid kit, a battery-operated radio, a flashlight, fresh batteries and drinking water. Also include other items you might need such as medication, prescription glasses or your insurance information. To ensure your home is prepared,

cover up windows and doors using hurricane shutters. If you don’t have shutters, cover your windows and doors with 3/4-inch plywood. Make sure your garage door is closed and anchored. Remember that serious hurricane damage can occur when wind and debris get into your house through a broken door or window. PROTECT If you decide to ride out the hurricane, protect yourself. If you don’t need to evacuate the area, stay indoors away from windows or glass doors. Put as many walls between you and the storm as possible. If you don’t have a basement, go to a closet or a bathroom. If you need to leave the area, make sure you go directly to the shelter. Take your survival kit and lock all doors and windows before you go. Let your relatives or friends know where you plan to be.

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Senior graduates with perfect attendance If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for symbols of dedication and hard work, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to beat Theresa Nicole Bishop. When she graduates from Battery Creek High School at ceremonies this week, she will have completed 12 years of school without missing a single day. Bishop is the only student in Beaufort County School District and is among only 72 South Carolina high school

seniors in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduating class who have gone to school through their entire academic careers without missing a day. She is among about 44,000 seniors being honored at commencement ceremonies across the state as the 2010-11 school year winds down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are so proud to have Theresa to graduate without missing a single day of school,â&#x20AC;? said Superintendent, Dr. Valerie


Truesdale. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a sign of dedication and hard work to complete such a task. Theresa should be very proud of her accomplishments as we and are of her.â&#x20AC;? Since 1979, seniors with 12 years of perfect school attendance have been recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education. They receive certificates and congratulatory letters from Superintendent Mick Zais. Theresa Nicole Bishop

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Beaufort Academy doles out awards Beaufort Academy held its annual Sports Awards banquet Thursday May 26. Awards winners included: Athletic Achievement Award Created in 1978 by Head Basketball Coach Rick Sagar and Soccer Coach Paul Griffin, the Athletic Achievement Award is presented each year to the young man or woman who demonstrates superior ability, excellence and enthusiasm in several varsity sports â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a champion athlete. This recipient is chosen by the consensus of the coaching staff. With award-winning football and soccer on his resume, the winner of the 2010-11 Athletic Achievement Award is Nathan Akers. Dubart Cup The Dubart Cup was created in 1971 by head basketball coach Ken Myers and head soccer coach Lee Bollman. It is named after their respective undergraduate alma maters, Duke University and Hobart College. This award is presented each year to the young man or woman who excels in both the academic classrooms and in multi-sport competitions. The recipient epitomizes Beaufort Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concept of the scholar-athlete and is selected by a consensus of the head coaches. This year winner demonstrates success in the classroom and in several athletic arenas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in addition to playing both basketball and soccer, this young man was selected as an All-State Swimmer. The 2010-11 Dubart Cup winner is Michael Bible. Academic Awards Beaufort Academy Upper School Academic Awards: t $POHSFTTNBO +PF 8JMTPO )JTUPSZ Winners: Lily Westergaard and Peter Olsson t ÉŠF .JMJUBSZ 0Ä&#x2039;DFST "TTPDJBUJPO of America, Young American Award: Nathan Akers t ÉŠF 3FWFSFOE +BNFT -BX Scholarship: Christopher Huckabee t ÉŠF (FPSHF * 'PSTZUIF 3PUBSZ Scholarship: Lily Westergaard t $IBSMFT 3 4NJUI 4DIPMBSTIJQ Award: Michael Bible t ÉŠF "NFSJDBO $JUJ[FOTIJQ "XBSE Pete Olsson t ÉŠF )FSJUBHF $MBTTJD 'PVOEBUJPO Scholarship Award: Chris Huckabee t 4U -BXSFODF 6OJWFSTJUZ #PPL Award: Madeline Griffith t 1SFTJEFOUT &EVDBUJPO "XBSE Twelfth Grade Recipients: Nathan Akers, Jaymie Baggerly, Matthew Bass, Christopher Huckabee, Peter Olsson, Bianca Sanchez and Lily Westergaard.


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Calling all children to Veggie Fun World The whistle blows, the participants cheer and shouts of exhortation fill the air as all of the participants in the Parish Church of St. Helenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summertime Veggie Fun World CFHJO UP 3VO ÉŠFZ BSF OPU SVOOJOH aimlessly. No, they are running with purposeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;they want to win the prize of the higher call in Christ Jesus. The race is not to the swiftest but for all who want to exercise their creative juices, memorize Scripture, build fun team relationships, and get messy in outside activities. Water and sand are definitely part of the fun, as is making giant kid-size bubbles and throwing water balloons at Bob and Larry. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OKâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;they are waterproof. Veggie Fun World has three sessions scheduled during the summer. All children will design their own unique T-shirt with each sessionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme. Session one coincides with the older childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vacation Bible School (VBS) program in cooperation with Praise Assembly in Shell Point. The dates for VBS and Veggie Fun World I are June 20-24, everyday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fee for Veggie Fun World I is $130 per child, ages 18 months to 6 years, with online registration and payment available at The theme for the first session is Run and will emphasize the race we are in as Christians. Remember that spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Our regular trained nursery staff will be present to lead and encourage the children as they look to win the overcomerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prize. Veggie Fun World II will be July 18-29 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fee for this longer session is $145 and can be reserved and paid online also. The theme for this session is Praise, and we

will emphasize music, marching, and praise Scriptures. It, too, will have fun games, crafts, and outside activities. Veggie Fun World III will be August 15-26 and will provide a happy transition into our regular fall school schedule. The days for activities will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Shout is the theme, and there is a hint of football in the air with kick, toss, and team competitions. Shouting is definitely encouraged as well and running, splashing, and creating outdoor murals of all the team membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; outlines painted with favorite team colors. Are you a gold and black, blue and white, or maybe teal and orange team? Let your team spirit shine through as we shout and cheer for each other. Veggie Fun World seeks to encourage growth in body, mind, and spirit as we build fellowship in the body of Christ. We will provide professional nursery staff, crafts, games, music, and storytelling as we promote Biblical family WBMVFT XIJMF IBWJOH B XIPMF MPU PG GVO We do hope to hear from your family this summer. Please consider joining us for one or more sessions. Contact Roz Dixon, Director of Nursery Ministry for the Parish Church of St. Helena, at, call (843) 812-8772 (cell) or (843) 522-1712, ext. 220 (work) for availability or with any questions. Run, Praise, and Shout to the praise of PVS-PSE

LOCAL AUTHOR FEATURED IN BOOK ABOUT FATHERS John Warley, a Beaufort-area writer is featured in the new book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This I Believe: On Fatherhood.â&#x20AC;? Based on the acclaimed public radio series, this collection features 60 statements of belief about the many experiences of fatherhood. These essays were drawn from the more than 100,000 submissions made to the This I Believe radio show and website ( over the past five years. Warleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s essay, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lingering at the Doors,â&#x20AC;? is about his nightly ritual of standing outside each of his childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doors, appreciating the opportunity to protect and raise them after a yearlong separation with his wife. Warley is also the author John of the novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bethesdaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Child.â&#x20AC;? Warley Just in time for Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, John Warley will be signing copies of â&#x20AC;&#x153;This I Believe On Fatherhoodâ&#x20AC;? on Saturday, June 11 from 1-3 p.m. at McIntosh Books on Bay Street.


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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS t"MMJHBUPS5BML Meet at the Park Office. Discover modernday dinosaurs during this enlightening look at our largest reptile. (All ages, 30 minutes) t#FBDI8BML Meet at the Lighthouse for an interpretive talk about the physical changes that occur on a barrier island while exploring the biological aspects of the beach environment. (All ages, 1 hour) t#JSETPG1SFZ Meet at the Nature Center for an enlightening look at some of the most amazing hunters in the animal kingdom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Raptors. (All ages, 1 hour). t$BSPMJOB&YQMPSFSTMeet at the Nature Center for arts and crafts while learning about Hunting Island. All projects are nature-based. $5 per person. For ages 3-7. Pre-registration is 3FRVJSFE ZFBSPMET IPVS

t$BTU/FUUJOH Meet at Lagoon Parking Lot â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jâ&#x20AC;? to gain a skill you can apply to everyday life in the Lowcountry-catching shrimp and bait. After learning the technique, participants will QSBDUJDFUIFJSOFXTLJMM1SFSFHJTUSBUJPOJTSFRVJSFE ZFBST and up, 1 hour). t$SBCCJOH Meet at the Nature Center. Learn about the life history of the Blue Crab, the methods of crabbing and the responsible use of this natural resource. $5 per person. PreSFHJTUSBUJPOJTSFRVJSFE "MMBHFT IPVST

t%SFBNDBUDIFSTBOE4$/BUJWF"NFSJDBOTMeet at the Nature Center for an inside look at the life and culture of the Native Americans who once lived on the island. Build a dreamcatcher to scare off any bad dreams and make a unique TPVWFOJS1SFSFHJTUSBUJPOJTSFRVJSFE.VTUCFBUMFBTU years old. $5 per person. (6 years and up, 1.5 hours) t'JTIJOH5PVSOBNFOUMeet at the Nature Center. Come one, come all to Hunting Island State Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first ever Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Fishing Tournament. Kids ages 15 and younger fish for free. Tournament will be located on the Paradise Pier, located next to the Nature Center. Must register fish before 3:00pm. $5 per adult. (All Ages, 6 hours)

t'JTI1SJOUJOH (ZPUBLV  Meet at the Nature Center. Learn the art of gyotaku and create a one-of-a-kind souvenir from your visit. $5.00 per person. Must be at least 6 years old. Preregistration is Required and you must bring your own T-shirt. (6 years and up, 1 Hour) t(SFFO-JWJOHMeet at the Nature Center to learn easy steps towards a healthier body and wallet. Reduce your carbon footprint while saving money. A recyclable craft is optional at the end and $3 per person. Pre-registration is NOT required. For all ages. (All Ages, 1 Hour) t-JHIUIPVTF5PVSMeet at the Lighthouse. A fascinating look at how it was built and how it was moved more than 100 years ago. There is a $2 per person fee to climb the lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 44 inches in height. (All ages, 30 minutes) t1JFS'JTIJOHMeet at the Nature Center. Learn how to cast like a pro, and how to catch â&#x20AC;&#x153;the big oneâ&#x20AC;?. Naturalist will be on hand to talk about the common fish caught off the Hunting *TMBOEQJFSQFSQFSTPO QSFSFHJTUSBUJPOJTSFRVJSFE ZFBST and up, 1.5 hours) t1JSBUFTPGUIF$BSPMJOBT Meet at the Nature Center. Alas, ye dirty land lovers. Throw up the Jolly Roger and join the guides for a look into the dirty rotten scallywags who used to WJTJUUIFTFTIPSFT"SHHI .BUFZ "MM"HFT NJOVUFT

t3FQUJMFTPGUIF4$-PXDPVOUSZMeet at the Nature Center. Prepare yourself for a close encounter with our native reptiles, including snakes, turtles, alligators and lizards. Live animals will be on hand. (All Ages, 1 Hour) t4BMU.BSTI,BZBLJOHMeet at Russ Point Boat Landing. Learn the technique of kayaking while getting a unique look at the salt marsh behind Hunting Island. Guided tour offers a look into the five habitats of hunting Island. Please bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack and clothes and shoes that can get wet. No flip flops. No one under 8. Children ages 8-12 must be in a tandem with an adult. Children ages 13-17

must be accompanied on the trip by an adult. $40 per person. Pre-Registration is Required. Limited to 14 people. You must call the Kayak Farm (843) 838-2008 to register. (8 years and older, 2 hours) t4FB4BGBSJMeet at the Lagoon Parking Lot â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jâ&#x20AC;?. This program will allow participants a chance to view the marine creatures that live under the sea and the diversity of animal life found in the waters surrounding Hunting Island. (All ages, 1 hour) t4FB5VSUMF5SBDLT Meet at the Nature Center: This program will give visitors the opportunity to learn about sea turtles in general (body structure, different species, and life cycles) and sea turtle conservation on Hunting Island. (All ages, 1 hour) t4FDSFUTPGUIF4BMU.BSTIMeet at the Marsh Boardwalk for an enlightening interpretative walk through the wonderful world of the Salt Marsh; one of the four ecosystems on Hunting Island. (All ages, 1 hour). t4IBSLTPG4$Meet at the Nature Center Sleek design, powerful swimmer, and a bad reputation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about sharks. Join us in the Nature Center classroom to see what the buzz is all about. (All ages, 30 minutes) t8BMLJOUIF8PPET Meet at the Nature Center. Join a Naturalist for a hike through the Maritime forest. View ancient dunes, learn about the edible plants of the island and possibly see some of the creatures that call our forest home. (All Ages, 1 hour). t8IBUTPOUIF.FOV  Meet at the Nature Center. Join us as we feed our animals. Help a staff member catch crabs for the turtles and watch a snake hunt its prey. (All Ages, 30 minutes) t8PPEMBOE#JSETPG)VOUJOH*TMBOE Meet at the Nature Center to learn about the diversity of birdlife found in the maritime forest of Hunting Islands. (All Ages, 1 Hour). For more information, go to The Nature center is open Sunday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Chalk it up as a serious case of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;heebie jeebies,â&#x20AC;? I am still not sure what got into me that day. The setting was the Palmetto Sportsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Classic, a huge fishing-hunting festival in Columbia, South Carolina. Our education program had assembled a group of non-game wetland animals for the audience of sports enthusiasts to view. As usual, I was manning my booth, telling stories, and expounding about the 3-inch-long predaceous insect I was holding in my hand. I was referring to it metaphorically as a miniature great white shark of the wetland ecosystem. I went into great detail describing its piercing, sucking mouthparts and its ability to inject digestive juices into its hapless prey turning the insides into liquid for ingestion. A large group of families began to assemble around our booth during this overly-dramatic diatribe. As I pointed out the animalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine swimming limbs, it reached out and unexpectedly grabbed my finger with one of its appendages and pricked my finger in the process. As you guys know by now, much of my life has been spent handling wild animals. However, on that particular day, my gut reaction was to fling the animal away from me, unfortunately in the direction of the group on the other side of the table. The bug landed on an unsuspecting ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoulder causing her to convulse violently and then flick the insect onto the person next to her. A chain reaction occurred and thus developed into a small riot around my booth. The animal was eventually batted to the floor where it remained upside down thrusting frantically upward in an effort to right itself. Fortunately, a teenage girl calmly reached down and expertly picked up the bug and handed it to me. She informed me that she was an amateur entomologist and loved bugs. I guess it is a good thing that giant water bugs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any bigger than they do. They are voracious predators often feeding on fish, crayfish, salamanders and frogs twice their size. You may have heard them referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;toe bitersâ&#x20AC;? because of their painful bite or â&#x20AC;&#x153;electric light bugsâ&#x20AC;? because of their tendency to fly to tennis court lights or baseball fields at night. They have the abilities of walking, flying or swimming, but are mostly aquatic, living in our wetlands in the Lowcountry. We have a variety of aquatic insects on Spring Island ranging from the microscopic to the biggest bugs and beetles. The giant water bug (Lethocerus americanus) belongs to an order called Hemipterans (true bugs) which includes a variety of â&#x20AC;&#x153;stink bugsâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;assassin bugsâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;leaf-footed bugsâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;water scorpionsâ&#x20AC;? and others. The bite of Lethocerus to humans, although very painful, is not overly dangerous and usually does not require medical attention. As usual, I have personal experience involving giant water CVH CJUFT 4VSF  PVS HJBOU XBUFS CVH JT pretty impressive, but tropical waterbugs may reach 5 inches or more in length. In Southeast Asia, they are commonly deep fried and eaten as a delicacy.

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Eye health in sports Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eye wear. The risk of eye injury can vary depending on the activity. Make sure the level of eye protection you or others in your family use is appropriate for the type of activity. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection. High-Risk Sports For all age groups, sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in baseball, basketball and racquet sports. In baseball, ice hockey and men’s lacrosse, a helmet with a polycarbonate (an especially strong, shatterproof, lightweight plastic) face mask or wire shield should be worn at all times. Protective eye wear with polycarbonate lenses should be worn for sports such as basketball, racquet sports, soccer and field hockey. Choose eye protectors that have been tested to meet the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. If you already have reduced vision in one eye, consider the risks of injuring the stronger eye before participating in contact or racquet sports, which pose a higher risk of eye injury. Check with your ophthalmologist to see if appropriate eye protection is available and whether or not participating in contact or racquet sports is advised. Other Risky Leisure Activities While sports account for a particularly high number of eye injuries, they are by no means the only hobby that poses a risk

Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Board certified, American Board of Opthalmology, www. seaislandopthalmology. com to your sight. According to physicians surveyed for the 2008 Eye Injury Snapshot conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ocular Trauma, more than 40 percent of patients treated for eye injuries sustained at home were involved in home repairs, yard work, cleaning and cooking. Use common sense and err on the side of caution, whatever the activity. t$POTJEFSUIFSJTLPGnZJOHEFCSJTPS other objects during activities and wear appropriate eye protection. t 3FNFNCFS UIBU FZFHMBTTFT BSFOU sufficient protection. t#FDBSFGVMEVSJOHBDUJWJUJFTPSHBNFT involving projectiles and other sharp objects that could create injury if in contact with the eye. For example, the U.S. Eye Injury Registry indicates that fishing is the number one cause of sportsrelated eye injuries. t *G ZPV XFBS DPOUBDUT PS FZFHMBTTFT  pack a back-up form of vision correction during bike trips or other activities where you could lose or shatter a lens. If an eye injury occurs, see an ophthalmologist or go to the emergency room immediately, even if it appears minor. Delaying medical attention can result in permanent vision loss or blindness.

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Students make history with stroke of a brush Beaufort is known by many. A little town full of historic treasure and seaside beauty. Whereas tourists stop by for a dose of hospitality and unmatched scenery, we simply call this home. And such has been the case for 300 years. So to honor our coastal town Historic Beaufort Foundation celebrated in style with a birthday bash and fundraiser that would make Robert Smalls himself proud. But it took many to put together this annual soiree. Some gave of their time; some gave monetarily while others with their amazing talent. And it was the talent that really got people talking. Historic Beaufort Foundation wanted to commemorate Beaufort and its many charms by having painted directional arrows hung about the event. So HBF enlisted the help of Ginger Anderson, Art Director at Beaufort High School, and some of her star art students. To say that this group of students and Ms. Anderson captured the essence of Beaufort is an understatement. Given the task of choosing a landmark or historic location to paint, each created a true work of art. A story was told â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a history revealed. With each careful brush stroke the


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A spotlight on fabulous local restaurants; entertaining musings from the Happy Winos


beckons  with  outstanding  food  for  breakfast,  lunch  and  dessert By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer The Lunch Bunch dined on Scott Street in downtown Beaufort last week at the infamous Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, named from owner Roger Alleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle name. One of my favorites, Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is the staple breakfast restaurant in town, but also known for its hearty lunches. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sure to see familiar faces at Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, whether it be patrons or staff. Jessica Hughes, Tariel Williams and Larry â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fritzâ&#x20AC;? Hynson are staff members youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re likely to see when you visit. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working at Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a combined 31 years. And, if you dine on the weekends, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re certain to be greeted by owner Roger Alley, who has owned the restaurant since 1991. Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is celebrating its 20th anniversary, making it the oldest single owner/operated restaurant in the Historic District. Congratulations Roger and staff for two decades of great GPPEBOEGBTU SFMJBCMFTFSWJDF This day was no different than most. We all were seated at the front corner table, reserved especially for the Lunch Bunch. And we were well treated by Jessica, our friendly and professional server. Pamela took the breakfast route, not surprisingly. Did you read her column last week? About breakfast? She ordered

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the blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon and was flavorfully pleased. I opted for the brunch entrĂŠe and got Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature dish, the Shrimp â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Grits, which can be found on both the breakfast and lunch menus. Covered in cheeses and filled with tasty shrimp, it was definitely the favorite of the table. Barry, April and Elizabeth fancied the lunch menu. April ordered the BLT with

a side of fries while Elizabeth chose the shrimp salad plate with a side of pasta salad. Barry asked for Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other great seller and Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special, the Shrimp Burger. Although Barry and I had to leave early, April, Elizabeth and Pamela stayed and split two amazing desserts: the famous sticky buns and the key lime pie. April, the Key Lime Queen, declared the

pie the best in Beaufort. The generous portions are well prepared fresh foods delivered at a reasonable price. And the dĂŠcor is tasteful and spirited. Filled with posters of films made in Beaufort, banners of Prep Schools and letters of recognition from local, regional and national politicians, Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gives the sense of community. When you dine there, you become part of the family. Staff will remember you by name and likely to know what your favorite dish is as well. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the quiet spot off the beaten path that has become a second home for me since moving downtown. And, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the spot Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll recommend time and again to friends visiting from out of town. Once you go, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll remember it forever. And, when tourists come back, they definitely go back to Blackstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just like the MPDBMTEP Thank you Roger for hosting the Lunch Bunch.

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happy winos

The Mean Glass By Terry Sweeney

"I UIFKPZPGXJOF*OJUTXBSN GV[[Z afterglow, how different the world looks and sounds. Is that my neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earshattering leaf blower I hear? Not after several glasses of Louis Latour 2006 Vire Clesse. More like the gentle buzz of one thousand honey bees. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that I see in my yard? Did some trashy passerby toss his empty crushed Budweiser can into my azaleas? Another glass of my delicious Louis Latour and suddenly I see it more as a chic aluminum â&#x20AC;&#x153;objectde-garden-artâ&#x20AC;? by renowned German sculptor Anhauser Busch. And as for myself, all my flaws and imperfections seem to melt away (especially after several more snootfuls). It must be obvious to anyone with eyes, Monsieur Latour tells me, that I am at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;top of my game,â&#x20AC;? the â&#x20AC;&#x153;peak of my intellectual powersâ&#x20AC;? and the very embodiment of â&#x20AC;&#x153;worldly wisdom.â&#x20AC;? Obvious to anyone but Lanier, who has the nerve to say to me: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re slurring, I think you oughta slow down on the vino.â&#x20AC;? i8)"5 8IBU EJE ZPV KVTU TIBZ w I ask, fuming with the kind of righteous overreaction that only a drunk can muster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just saying I think you might wanna give it a rest,â&#x20AC;? says Lanier, quietly. Well, that timid suggestion is all it takes for The Mean Glass to come banging on my door, demanding satisfaction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS?â&#x20AC;? I hiss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE A CONTROL '3&",w ÉŠJT UP TPNFPOF XIP  POMZ minutes before, I saw as near to perfect as a human can be. Ask any married couple, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you. When the Mean Glass hits, 36/4PNFUJNFTJUTZPV TPNFUJNFT itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s them, and no one ever knows just what might set it off. Our friend Kathy reported to us one of her recent Mean

Glass moments. She and her British husband were having a lovely evening, when he sweetly suggested that she â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ease up on the Pinot Grigio.â&#x20AC;? Her Terry response? â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOU Sweeney KNOW WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS? YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE &/(-*4) ' :06 "/% ' :063$06/53:w â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not exactly the high point of our marriage,â&#x20AC;? says Kathy, sheepishly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR 130#-&. *4 w SFNBJOT UIF universal battle cry of the Mean Glass and is almost always followed by the nonsensical insult. Once when Lanier politely implied, after a boozy night out on the town, that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really need to open a new bottle of wine at midnight, I aristocratically tossed out at him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS? YOU ARE SOOOO MIDDLE $-"44w 5PUBMMZ PWFSMPPLJOH UIF GBDU that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the son of a Long Island butcher and his Sicilian fishwife and Lanierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the direct descendant of Sir Nicholas Lanier, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Master of the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Musicâ&#x20AC;? to King Charles II. The Mean Glass doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care whom it says what to. Basically its evil plan is to drive your loved one as far away as possible so the road is clear for a return trip to Wineville â&#x20AC;Ś without them sticking their big fat nose in your wine glass. But are you really mad at them? Nah. Deep down you know you love them and you feel safe enough to let off a little steam, saying to them what you couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say to your boss, your mother in law, that pain-in-the-butt client, or any number of petty tyrants who walk all over your world all day long. So next time when you gently

ask your mate: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had enough?â&#x20AC;? and they answer out of the blue: â&#x20AC;&#x153;LETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GET A DIVORCE, SELL EVERYTHING AND SPLIT *5%08/5)&.*%%-&wyLOPX itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really just their way of saying: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want another glass of wine (no matter how NBOZ*WFBMSFBEZIBE w The Mean Glass is, of course, not to be confused with The Horny Glass which one usually hits late in a raucous cocktail party or late night at a restaurant thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turned into a bar. Our friend Liza says she always knows when it hits because â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m suddenly attracted to every man in the room EXCEPT my husband.â&#x20AC;? Usually that leads to some guilty confession the next morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honey, last night when I was out with the girls I ended up kissing some guy at the bar and I just wanted you to hear about it from me first. It meant absolutely nothing.â&#x20AC;? And it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, because it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really you. It was The Horny Glass that had momentarily taken possession of your lips. Blessedly, you often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember who or what the Horny Glass told you UPEP8IJDINFBOTJUEPFTOUDPVOU Not to be forgotten is The Weepy Glass, which can occur about two-anda-half hours into a joy-filled wine party. When this strikes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to just sneak away from the hapless â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weepy Glassâ&#x20AC;?

victim as there is no amount of logic or common sense that will make this person stop crying. They just need to get that emotional lump out of their throat and will awake happy and refreshed in the morning without any help from you. Some people use the Weepy Glass as a way to deal with problems without paying a shrink. We all have that special tearjerker of a tune that we play over and over again once weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the Weepy Glass (mineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Moon Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;). My cousin Carol says she once woke up at dawn on the floor in front of her CD player with her arm outstretched and her finger still touching the button; she had obviously replayed Edith Piaf â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Vie En Roseâ&#x20AC;? till she (ahem) â&#x20AC;&#x153;fell asleepâ&#x20AC;? next to her empty, overturned wine bottle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was humiliating, to say the least, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d finally cried my divorce out and felt CFUUFSUIBO*IBEJONPOUITwDPOGFTTFT Carol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even understand a XPSEPG'SFODIw So whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bad boy Mean Glass, the oversexed Horny Glass, or the old self pitying â&#x20AC;&#x153;swallow and wallowâ&#x20AC;? Weepy Glass that decides to spend the night, just remember â&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be gone and forgotten in the morning. Hopefully, most of all, by the person you may or NBZOPUTUJMMCFNBSSJFEUP

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dining guide

A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat "5)&/*"/("3%&/4 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D. #"$,103$)(3*-- 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 525-9824; L.D.

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Tooting Egret Bistro

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Road, Beaufort; 522-3474; Seafood buffet and oyster roast; L.D.

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#&--"-6/" 859 Sea Island Parkway,

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St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; L.D.

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

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4"/+04& 5 Sams Point Road, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, 524-4001, and 2149 Boundary St., Beaufort, 524-5016; Mexican; L.D.

Corners, 1 Merchant Lane, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 524-8779; Soups, salads, ice cream; B.L.D.


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

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Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.

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#3&",8"5&33&45"63"/5 #"3 203 Carteret St., Beaufort; 379-0052;

Upscale dining, tapas; D.

#3*$,40/#06/%"3: 1420

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

$"30-*/"8*/(43*# )064& 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal;

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

$"5*4-"/%(3*--16# 8

(6--")$"'& 97 Perry Road, St. Helena Island; 838-6309.

."((*&416#&"5&3: 17 Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.

(6--")(36# 877 Sea Island

."(/0-*"#",&3:$"'& 703

Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-3841; L.D.

)"30-%4$06/53:$-6##"3 (3*-- Highway 17-A & Highway 21, Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

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&.*-:45"1"4#"3 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

'"$503:$3&&,'*4) $0.1"/: 71 Sea Island Parkway, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 379-3288; Seafood; L.D.

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

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

'6+*3&45"63"/5 97 Sea Island

Parkway, Hamilton Village, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D.

'6.*,0464)* 14 Savannah Highway, Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D. (*--*("/4 2601 Boundary St.,

St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.

4)3*.14)"$, 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L.

+"%&("3%&/ 2317 Boundary St.,

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

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Sea Island Parkway, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 379-3288; Seafood; L.D.

,00,:.00,:4 101 Scott St.,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

-5T)0.&$00,&%.&"-4 Sea Island Parkway, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 524-3122; L.

-"%:4*4-"/%$06/53: $-6# 139 Francis Marion Circle, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 522-9700; L.D.

-"/01"-&3" 1220 Ribaut Road, -04".*(04 14 Savannah Highway; Beaufort; 470-1100; Mexican; L.D.

-65)&343"3&8&--%0/& 910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; Burgers, salads, seafood, bar and grill; L.D.

45&".&30:45&3 45&",)064& 168 Sea Island Parkway;

464)*4","/" 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D.

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

."3*04 1430 Ribaut Road, Port Royal;

468"/5)"* 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

Italian; 379-2002; L.D.

."3,&51-"$&/&84 917 Bay St.,

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Dr., St. Helena Island; 838-2330.

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

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

Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

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

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

(3&"5("3%&/4$"'& 3669 Trask

4)00'-:,*5$)&/ 1209 Boundary

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

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

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

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

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


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

11th St. W, Port Royal; 379-9222; Seafood; D.

4(58)*5&4 1908 Boundary St.;

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.

48&&5(3"44 100 Marine Drive, Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.

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Hamilton Village, Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island; 521-1999; Thin-crust pizzas, Italian, salads; L.D.

.00/%0((*&4$"'& 930 10th St.,

61508/(3*-- 1001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-3332; L.D.

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Road, Beaufort; 379-0174; B.L.

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

burgers; 379-8555; L.D.

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83&/ 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D.

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

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

1*"$&1*;;" 5-B Market, Habersham, Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

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1-6.4 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D. 20/#": 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 5551212; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.


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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol, or find a furry friend to adopt

Obesity, the silent pet killer There are no solid statistics documenting the incidence of obesity in American dogs and cats. The most commonly used figure is that 40% of the cared for pets in the US are significantly overweight. In round figures, no pun intended, this means between two and two-and-a-half million pets are not merely chubby, plush or pleasingly plump. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re obese. In a medical sense, they are critically ill, with an illness that frequently creates other serious clinical problems and shortens lifespan much like the human counterpart. Obesity is defined as an increase of over 20% above the optimum body weight. My beagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s optimum weight was 28 pounds. She looked trim, had a nice tuck-up, could run for hours and had good self-esteem at that weight. At one point, early in our 17 years together, she gained five extra pounds and became one seriously adipose beagle. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take much; five pounds to us may be a weekend of self-indulgence. But, when you only weigh 20 pounds, five extra pounds can profoundly change your life. Reasons for pet obesity include having a more confined and sedentary lifestyle, availability of highly palatable, filler-dense pet foods and treats, and our desire to please our pets by over-feeding. Beaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s momentary diversion into Fatland was completely my fault. Why should be concerned about obesity? The most serious aspect of it is its effect on heart and blood vessels. Fat doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just rest on the outside like a thick spongy blanket. Globs of fat fill the body cavity, too. Fat deposits can crowd the heart of an obese pet, so its pumping capacity is limited. Additionally, the beleaguered heart is called upon for heroic


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The slow, waddling, painful gait of a grossly obese pet is a pitiful and preventable sight. A recent VWXG\UHSRUWVWKDWLQWKHODVWĂ&#x20AC;YH years, obesity has climbed 32 percent in dogs, 16 percent in cats. efforts because these additional fat deposits throughout the body, supported by additional linear feet of blood vessels, require additional pumping QPXFS 8IFX /P XPOEFS GBU dogs have no energy. Lung capacity is lessened when crowded by fat, too. When a dog canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull a full lungful of air because of the fat crowding the chest cavity, the lungs cannot transfer the required amount of oxygen to the blood. When the blood is poor in oxygen, more blood is needed ... adding another demand on the heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pumping capacity. The extraordinary stresses on this large muscle pump usually lead to its early deterioration, failure, and eventual demise of the pet. Recently, a dog friend had a trip to the vet, his owner sure her Best Friend had asthma, he wheezed so much. Turns out this little guy was twice the XFJHIU IF TIPVME CF 5XJDF His activity level is diminished, his wheezing, not asthma at all, is lung and heart stress; the sounds he makes are what I call The Sebastian Cabot Effect. (This little guy recently started

on my REAL FOOD low-carb program and will be back to being a scrappy little dude by Labor Day, guaranteed.) What else happens to a fat animal? There is immeasurable discomfort and pain due to the effects of excess fat on the skeletal system, which must support added weight. Joints are subject to erosion and crippling pain. The slow, waddling, painful gait of a grossly obese pet is a pitiful and preventable sight. Do you have one of these at your house? Obesity is also conducive to fatty tumors and sebaceous (greasy) dermatitis. Plus, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not surprising that obese dogs are prone to developing diabetes mellitus. A recent study, tracking the health of 2.5 million pets, reports that in the last five years, obesity has climbed 32 percent in dogs and 16 percent in cats. While obesity is not the cause of diabetes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a lifetime of too much poor quality food is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the two are often linked. Having had a fat dog for a few months, I found the most immediate negative effect was that my beagle had turned into

PET OF THE WEEK Mack has been at the shelter for over a year now (He has been here since Feb 2010) and needs to find a real home with a family. He is content to just lay around but does have his playful times too. Please help him find the forever home soon! Come visit Mack at the Beaufort County Animal Shelter & Control, 23 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort, SC 29906, or call 843-2555010 or fax 843-255-9407 or visit www.bcgov. net/Animal-Control for more information. 28

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a dud of a dog. She could no longer sustain an afternoon of â&#x20AC;&#x153;munkingâ&#x20AC;? (running down and tormenting an un-catchable chipmunk), she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy an evening run in the woods with me; she struggled to get comfortable when she curled up in her chair, and she wheezed. It was tough to watch but not at all tough to correct once we got down to business. For her remaining 15 years she ate clean

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not too much â&#x20AC;&#x201D; kept her figure, her energy and her goofy beagle outlook. The picture of an obese pet can be looked at as a vicious circle: Best Friend eats too much and accumulates fat. This slows him down and reduces his activity. Because he burns less energy, he grows even fatter, and so on. The end result: a sloppy, fat pet whose only interest is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the bowl.

Broad Marsh Animal Hospital The Animal Hospital of Beaufort



Dr. C. Allen Henry


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what to do Sweetgrass Music Festival benefits CAPA

The Beaufort Sweetgrass Music Festival, a benefit concert for the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), will showcase local bands playing 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Beaufort Town Center Lakeview (under the big white tent). Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the gate. The all-day concert features music by The Groovetones, Joshua Foxx, The Mr. Bill Band, Snazzy 3FE  #SBOEPO )BHF #BOE BOE NPSF Nationally recognized sweetgrass basket weaver, Vera Manigault will give a sewing demonstration of her treasured baskets during the day. She will also have baskets for sale. Come out for a day of fun - 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music, full BBQ plates and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit CAPA. Purchase your tickets in advance at CAPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outreach Center (714 14th Street, Port Royal), Murr Printing, Collectors Antique Mall, Hilton Garden Inn, Sandbar and Grill, Big Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ, The Quality Inn or Bangs Salon. Call CAPA at 843.524.4350 to find out more.

Local Therapy Dog group to meet

The Beaufort Chapter (#229) of Therapy Dog International will hold its next meeting at Bricks, 1422 Boundary St. on Saturday, June 4 at noon. For more information, please call 843-522-2073. Those who are interested in learning more about how to certify their dog as a therapy dog are welcome to attend (without their dogs).

YMCA to host first &YFSDJTF"ÉŠPO

The Wardle Family YMCA will host its first Exercise-A Thon Saturday, June 4th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to assist the 2011 Annual Scholarship Campaign goal for the year. This unprecedented 4 hour event invites everyone to participate in aerobic exercises from stability ball class, spinning, Zumba, kickboxing, power circuit, Pilates, Step Interval and yoga. Non Y members are invited to participate and will receive a complimentary YMCA day pass. Due to limited space in the spinning room, Y members, guests and community participants are asked to reserve their spin bike in advance by either visiting the Y at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or by calling the Y at 843-5229622. All other participants can register and pledge on the morning of the event.

Lunch and Learn at the Farmers Market

The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lunch and Learnâ&#x20AC;? program continues at the Port Royal Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market with a session on the Care and Feeding of Camellias, presented by George Cannon of Cannon Farms. This program will be Saturday, June 4, at 11:30 a.m. under the big live oak tree behind the Master Gardener table. Bring a folding chair and join us for lunch.

Sons of Confederate Veterans to meet Beaufort




Plaza Stadium Theater Thurs. 5/26 - Thurs. 6/2

Thor â&#x20AC;&#x153;PG13â&#x20AC;? Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 11:50-2:05-4:25-7:05-9:15 Tues-Thurs: 2:05-4:25-7:05-9:15 Hangover 2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Râ&#x20AC;? Showing Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 11:50-2:00-4:15-7:00-9:15 Tues-Thurs 2:00-4:15-7:00-9:15 Pirates of the Caribbean â&#x20AC;&#x153;PG13â&#x20AC;? Showing Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 1:30-4:15-7:00-9:30 Tues-Thurs: 1:30-4:15-7:00-9:30 Kung Fu Panda â&#x20AC;&#x153;PGâ&#x20AC;? 2D Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 12:05-2:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 Tues-Thurs 2:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 Kung Fu Panda â&#x20AC;&#x153;PGâ&#x20AC;? 3D Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 12:00-2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Tues-Thurs 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806

H. Anderson Camp #47 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, June 6 at the Harmony Masonic Lodge located at 2710 Depot Road in Beaufort, starting promptly at 7 p.m. The campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members will share relics and items from the Civil War that belonged to their Confederate ancestors. Meetings are open to the public and guests. Those individuals who are not members of the camp but who are interested in participating and sharing any items that were passed down to them would be most welcome. Please contact Lt. Commander Rev. Jim Thomas at 843-592-2299 if you wish to participate. Those interested in learning more about the SCV are encouraged to attend. Please review the campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site and contact Commander Paul Griffin with any questions you may have at 843-5248792.

Freedom from smoking classes offered to public

Freedom From Smoking classes will begin Tuesday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the third floor classroom of the Medical Office Building at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. This is the American Lung Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program to help people who want to break free of the bondage of cigarette smoking. These are open to the public and the cost is $60. Please call 522-5635 at the LifeFit Wellness Center for more information.

Tour private gardens with Garden A Day

The Beaufort Garden Club will celebrate National Garden Week with its 17th Annual Garden a Day event. Gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. each morning until 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served by The Beaufort Garden Club. Here is the schedule of featured home gardens:


Grand opening of new photography studio

Come to grand opening of Captured Moments Photography at 1402 King Street, Wednesday, June 8, at 4:30 p.m. Come celebrate with the team at their new location in downtown Beaufort. Refreshments will be served and tours of their new studio provided. Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting shortly after.

Bereavement Support group to gather

United Hospice will be hosting a Bereavement Support Group on June 9 from 3-4:30 p.m. at United Hospice, 1605 North Street, Beaufort. All are welcome . For questions or more information, call 843-522-0476.

Sign up for Gamecock Classic golf tourney

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, June 11, at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice format starting at 9 am. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, awards lunch, beverages, and contests and prizes. Please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.

Habitat for Humanity to hold family sessions

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity will hold family orientation sessions on Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island and Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at Riverview Baptist Church on Boundary Street. Orientation sessions are the first step in the family selection process, and attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for those interested in becoming Habitat partner families. Qualified future homeowners currently live in sub-standard housing, live or work in northern Beaufort County, have a steady source of income not above 60 percent of the median income, the willingness to partner with Habitat and the ability to repay a zero-interest mortgage. LowCountry Habitat has built 37 houses in Beaufort, St. Helena, Port Royal and Gardens Corner since their inception in 1990. For further information, please call 522-3500.

Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Meeting are scheduled for Friday, June 17 at the Dataw Island Club. A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by June 10 for early bird pricing to join us for the Beaufort areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier event celebrating business excellence. All are welcome. Contact Amy Kaylor at 843.525.8524 or amy@ for more information or to RSVP.

Lowcountry Estuarium hosts Critter Fest 2011

The Lowcountry Estuarium, a Coastal Learning Center in Port Royal is hosting Critter Fest 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Celebrating Creatures of the Estuary from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. Estuarium Open House â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Critter Touch Tank and Tickle Tank - Kids Games and Activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Food and Drinks by Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ. Corner of 14th St. and Paris Ave. Call 524-6600 or 263-7959.

Save the date for up coming Pet Fair

Save the Date: September 17, at United Hospice of Beaufort, 1605 North Street, Adoption Fair, dog show, pet boutique, photos with your pet and more. Proceeds to benefit The United Hospice Foundation. For more information, call 843-522-0476.

Play Mah Jongg and Bridge every Monday

Looking for an interesting way to meet new friends and help a worthy cause at the same time? Come to Mah Jongg and Bridge every Monday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. in the Walsh Palmetto Room at St. Peter Catholic Church, 70 Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Drive. Players are always welcome for hours of relaxation and fellowship. Just bring $3, two cans of food and a spirit of fun. Instruction is available and refreshments are always served.

SEND US YOUR EVENTS FOR WHAT TO DO Have your organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming event or meeting listed in The Island News. Send us the important facts: donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to include what, where, when, who and any other details or contact information by Monday to see it run in the upcoiming issue. Please send all emails and inquiries to

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting will be June 14.

Chamber holds 2011 Civitas Awards

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networking directory AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING


Dawn H Freeman MSW LISW-CP

KFI Mechanical, LLC 399 Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Point Rd Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island, SC 29907 Tel. 843-322-0018

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John C. Haynie President Beaufort, South Carolina 843-524-0996

Palmetto Smiles

Jennifer Wallace, DMD 843-524-7645


Carol Waters Interiors

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


Buffy Camputaro

Dr. Jack Mcgill Family Dentistry

Camputaro Law Office Practicing family law, personal injury and veterans disability law 920 Bay Street, Ste 25, Beaufort, SC 29902 Call 442-9517 for a free initial consultation.

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First Step Driver Training, LLC

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Attorney at Law Third Generation Beaufort Lawyer Domestic Relations, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Wills, Probate AddisonFender@ 16 Kemmerlin Ln, Suite B, Beaufort, SC 29907 (843) 379-4888

Tommy Collins, Instructor Teen/Adult/Fleet/ and 4 Point Reduction Classes 843.812.1389 Licensed/Bonded/Insured Over 27 years law enforcement experience


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Estate Ladies

Attorney at Law, LLC Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Located on the corner of Carteret and North Street Office: 843-986-9449 Fax: 843-986-9450

The Estate Sales Experts in Beaufort County Annette Petit: 843-812-4485 Patricia Whitmer: 843-522-1507


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Patricia Mathers

Patricia Mathers formally from lookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;good salon would like to invite everyone to join her at her new location in Port Royal at New Image Salon at 1516 Paris Ave. Or call for an appointment at 271-9556


Nit Pickers II Cabinets by Dean Williams

MJ Fortin Studio

Furniture Specialist, Antique and wood restoration Conservator t4DSBUDIFTt7FOFFSTt(PVHFT t3FHMVJOHt$PMPSmOJTIJOH Parts replaced or reproduced. Repairs of all kinds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no job too small. Mike Fortin NKGPSUJOTUVEJP!IBSHSBZDPNt


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Merry Maids

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Broad River Construction

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The Beaufort Day Spa 843.470.1777 304 Scott St. massage ~ facial ~ mani/pedi waxing ~ spa packages spa packages


For All Your Insurance Needs Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717

For All Your Insurance Needs Amy Bowman phone: (843) 524-7531

Geico - David B. Craft

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Collins Pest Control

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Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting Brittany Riedmayer t t.FNCFSPG/BUJPOBM%PH Groomers Association of America. t$IBOHFZPVSEPHGSPN'BCVMPVT to Furbulas with a personal touch.

PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

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Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

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Palmetto Custom Cleaning

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FARM EQUIPMENT & TOOL AUCTION Saturday June 4 * 10AM Martin Rd, Starr,SC. Tractors, trailers,power tools, farm equipment,trucks,motorcycles and more. Kit Young * SCAL 3812 864-374-7772 www. ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.


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INDIGO SALON: Experienced hairstylist, booth rental or commission. 441-1442. IF YOU USED THE ANTIBIOTIC DRUG LEVAQUIN and suffered a tendon rupture, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.


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