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Schools win Palmetto’s Finest

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Two Beaufort County schools receive statewide honor

Hundreds of Beaufort County school supporters clapped and cheered in Columbia’s Koger Center for the Performing Arts last Tuesday as Beaufort Middle School and Hilton Head High School were announced as winners of 2012 Palmetto’s Finest Schools Awards.

With the double victory in the middle and high school categories, Beaufort County became only the third South Carolina district in the award’s 34-year history to have two winners in the same year, according to the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

“To be the last schools left standing after such a long and rigorous statewide selection process is simply amazing,” said Superintendent Valerie Truesdale. “And to have not one, but two winners in the same year is extraordinary.” FINEST continued on page 19

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Photography Club of Beaufort competition

Beaufort Memorial Hospital CEO Rick Toomey checks in. see page 14


Tidal Creek holds grand opening of new church. see page 22 INDEX Patricia Powers, “In Flight.” The Photography Club of Beaufort’s semi-annual print competition was held Monday, March 19. Three local artists served as judges for the club: JW Rone, director of ARTWorks; Stuart Lathrop, IT director and visual artist; and Bob Sofaly, photojournalist. They studied each of the 40 entries, analyzing each for composition, technical quality and interest. Often they rose from their seats and checked the focus or close up detail of the prints. See which photos won, page 9.

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eaufort Beauties is back this Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. at The Shed in Port Royal, 809 Parris Ave. Prominent local businessmen put their best “high heel” forward by dressing as women and competing in a hilarious beauty pageant complete with choreographed musical numbers to raise money for four local charities. The event will be hosted by former “Saturday Night Live” Alum, Terry Sweeney, as the poison-tongued “Lucinda Ravenel.” This year’s contestants are Mike McFee, Hometown Realty and Beaufort City Councilman; Will McCullogh of Low Country Real Estate; Karl Wells with 104.9 The Surf; Bob Cunningham, Merry Maids; Hank Herring of Green Herring Art Gallery; and Worth

Liipfert of Griffith, Saddler and Sharp Law Firm. Ticket sales and silent auction items will benefit Main Street Beaufort, USA as well as FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice, the Lions Club of Beaufort and Thumbs Up. Miss Congeniality will be crowned according to the man/woman who raises the most money. Your tax deductible tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $25 from Main Street Beaufort at (843)525- 6644 or 101 West Street Extension in downtown Beaufort. Online at WePay Beaufort Beauties 2012. Or $35 at the door. You can also donate money towards a specific beauty’s quest to become Miss Congeniality and cheer on your favorite candidates in person. It’s a truly great evening of fun and laughter!

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Jury is out in the case of the courthouse No one I know has ever called Beaufort architecture boring or mundane. However, it can certainly be understood that visitors to our area often get overwhelmed with the T-floor plans, the two-story piazzas, and the differences between federal and neoclassical chimney designs. It is interesting though whenever I take out-of-town visitors for a walk around the historic district that the one building that always draws measured interest is the very one that doesn’t fit the vernacular of our antebellum district. It is the federal courthouse building. The courthouse has been sitting on the Bluff like a forgotten beauty on prom night for many decades. What was once an ornate county courthouse on the tight corner of North and Bay gave way to a beautiful and elegant Art Deco design of the WPA era, as was the popular architectural trend at the time. Although having sat quietly in recent years as court cases moved away, the building received a fresh coat of spectacularly white paint only last year and has certainly aged gracefully. Now we hear that this building took the top honors in a list of courthouses across the country that are scheduled to be shuttered, leading to the inevitable discussion of what to do with this building. Beaufort County (which has first dibs on the property) has already expressed interest in utilizing the building and is all but measuring drapes and imagining mundane cubicles scattered about the old court room. Dissatisfaction

with the complex on Ribaut Road has even led some to suggest that County Council meetings ought to be held in this space. Chris All I can say is Damgen that I hope we can find a much better use for this property. In the past few years, Beaufort has demonstrated an awesome ability at adaptive reuse of older properties. Take the corner properties at Carteret and Port Republic streets. What was once a furniture warehouse and bottling plant has become two the top restaurants in town. A rundown motor lodge from the 1950s became an upscale boutique hotel. A former post office and city hall has become a produce market and café. There is no reason to believe that the federal courthouse could not be turned into the next Breakwater, Wren, City Loft or Lowcountry Produce. Furthermore, the courthouse’s anchor position on the south end of Bladen Street can serve as a catalyst for future mixed-use development on that corridor. The City of Beaufort has already completed a streetscaping project on the northern blocks of Bladen Street and will be completing the second phase of this project on the south end this year. Nearby MidTown Square will be adding close to 20 newly constructed homes less than two blocks from the courthouse. Individual renovations of properties across the

Northwest Quadrant continue to bring improvements to the area. Think of the possibilities for what can be achieved for that building. Converted loft apartments. A community theater space (motion pictures or stage). A microbrewery. Senior assisted living. USCB dormitories. These are just some of the suggestions that I have heard from my friends when discussing the situation on Facebook the other day. Any of the above uses would go a long way to helping the Bladen Street area develop into a true “midtown” mixed use district. There are many other possibilities out there. One thing though is for sure: the highest and best use for a building of such prominence and beauty should not be limited to government uses for only five days a week. Consider as well that there are several government owned buildings within a mile’s distance of the courthouse that are sitting empty or at half capacity. Before investing in converting the building for county use, perhaps the county could actually sell the land and make some money to pay for improvements to its existing buildings. While the verdict may be inevitable on the immediate future use of the building, let it not be said that there was alternative testimony in the case of the courthouse’s future. Before we rest this case, let us consider all available possibilities so we can have an outcome worthy of the building itself. Chris Damgen lives in Beaufort and is a city planner in South Carolina.

Reproductive rights take center stage at Statehouse Reproductive health advocates from across South Carolina echoed many of the same messages being heard at the national level when they hosted their annual legislative action day on Wednesday, March 28. The 10,000 member grassroots coalition Tell Them presented a “Reproductive Bill of Rights” to lawmakers calling for uncensored reproductive health education and access to services for all South Carolinians. The “Bill of Rights” was designed to challenge mounting legislation in South Carolina that puts basic health rights at risk. Some state lawmakers want to take away access to birth control, invitro fertilization (IVF), emergency contraception for rape or incest victims, and even undermine the standard of care established with the Hippocratic Oath. “The recent national focus on reproductive health rights has inspired many everyday citizens to learn more about their own state policies,” said Tell Them member Deborah Billings, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the Arnold School of Public Health; Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina.“It’s troubling to see how many long-standing health protections are in jeopardy in South Carolina.” 2

Tell Them is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition committed to creating a stronger, healthier South Carolina by preventing unintended pregnancies, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. They are a program of the New Morning Foundation, the state’s leading voice on reproductive health policies. Our 10,000 members advocate on behalf of mainstream positions that emphasize prevention, medical accuracy and science. For information, please visit

During the last three legislative sessions, 41 ideologically motivated bills related to women’s reproductive health were introduced in the South Carolina General Assembly including the controversial “Healthcare Freedom of Conscience Act” (H.3408). If passed, this legislation would allow health care professionals and institutions to use their personal ideology as a reason to deny patients information and services. That means any provider could legally interfere with decisions made by a patient and a doctor. For example, a pharmacist could legally refuse to fill any prescription (including birth control, HIV medications, and even cancer medications) based on personal values versus what is in the best interest of the patient. “Our Reproductive Bill of Rights is about a person’s ability to make decisions about their own health and the health of their families,” said Emma Davidson, Tell Them Program Manager. “We will ask

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lawmakers to protect these rights and in doing so create a stronger, healthier South Carolina.” While previous efforts in South Carolina have focused on issues like sex education, funding for DHEC family clinics, and pregnancy prevention programs, these recent policy attempts are reaching into areas that compromise basic health care. Experts point to similar movements across the country to restrict health rights, specifically women’s rights. Currently, 13 states allow some health care providers to refuse to provide services related to contraception; 18 states allow some health care providers to refuse to provide sterilization services; and a recent ballot initiative in Mississippi sought to ban many forms of birth control and assisted reproduction like in-vitro fertilization. To learn more about the“Reproductive Bill of Rights” and legislation currently being considered in South Carolina, please visit


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Beaufort takes first steps LOWCOUNTRY BROIL to buy Commerce Park Proposal for Whitehall property In what Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling called “a bold decision, a historic decision, an important decision,” the Beaufort City Council Tuesday night unanimously put the gears in motion to annex, buy and rezone a 167-acre Commerce Park near the Marine Corps Air Station. Final consideration and votes on the Commerce Park purchase and annexation are scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Current owners of the Commerce Park parcels petitioned their land to be annexed into the city limits. At the same time, City Council approved on first reading the purchase of the Commerce Park for $1.85 million — less than what the property had been appraised at last year. The contract with SCBT bank calls for the deal to close within 60 days. The council also approved initial reading of an ordinance to amend the Unified Development Ordinance to create an “industrial park” zoning district for the Commerce Park. The site will be used for heavy and light industrial purposes. “This is a big first step in providing a brighter future for Beaufort, for the families of Beaufort, the children of Beaufort and the military stationed in Beaufort,” Keyserling said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us before this is finalized, and we’ll get a lot of questions. Our job is to provide a lot of answers and see this through.

FIND OUT MORE Go to to read Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling addressing Frequently Asked Questions concerning the purchase of the Commerce Park. “The time is now to go after better paying jobs for the people of northern Beaufort County,” Keyserling said.“This is a patience game. It doesn’t happen overnight ... We need to do everything we can to diversify the economic base.” The Commerce Park is located near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The park was most recently owned by the Lowcountry Economic Network and prior to that it was owned by a group of private investors. Each year, Beaufort sets aside funding for land purchases and currently has $1.034 million available. Several options, to include financing, are available for the balance, and none of them require a tax increase for city residents, Keyserling said. Part of Beaufort’s comprehensive plan includes expanding the city’s economic base while growing and grooming its core areas through infill development. The City Council uses the comp plan to guide its decisions. “This is one more way we are approaching ‘City-building,’ by seeking ways to expand Beaufort’s economic base,” Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said.

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When I moved to Beaufort from Washington, DC, earlier in the year, I did not expect the sophisticated level of cultural entertainment that I left behind. But, lo and behold, I discovered USCB’s splendid blend of theater, independent film, and musical performances whose pricing and accessibility easily topped what I was used to in DC. The latest French film, “Women on the Sixth Floor,” was one of the most endearing and enjoyable movies I’ve seen in years. I have been disheartened, however, by the often sparse attendance and it concerns me about the future of these programs. USCB’s program offers a varied and thoughtful selection of performances in a spacious, lovely, and technically upto-date setting, close to a number of restaurants for a pre- or post-performance meal. I want to make sure other Beaufortonians are not missing out on these opportunities because they are not aware of them. If we are to be the vibrant and expansive community that we want to be, we must all support these excellent efforts — and for just the price of parking at the Kennedy Center!

Speed limit ignored on new McTeer bridge

Does anyone really know what the speed limit is on the new McTeer span? It seems that many are taking the limit sign to mean minimum speed. I thought only in Italy or Germany would you find vehicles riding right up your tailpipe. Try 60 or 65! Did you get a boot on your car parking downtown or would you like to thank a stranger for a random act of kindness? Here’s your chance to sound off about what you love and hate. Send your comments to and you could see them in our new column called Lowcountry Broil. Don’t worry: They’re all anonymous. (Any specific negative references to people or businesses will not be published.)


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Adage Re-visitation Team launched Well finally, some good news from the rough and tumble language front: the Adage Re-visitation Team was successfully launched last month. Seven members, plus four backup players, ready to look before they leap into action at a moment’s notice. Their charter is to take a careful look at some of the most notable old expressions and sayings — adages — that most of us grew up with. Knock the rust off them, they were urged. Look under the hood. Kick the tires. Run them up the flagpole. And tell us which of them is basically true and which may be bogus. Talk about some heavy lifting! We gave our team plenty of high-tech tools — an easel loaded with paper, colored markers, Post-It notes, scrap paper, a pocket calculator and a nice big wicker waste basket. Oh yes, and access to the library and the Internet. We’re proud to present their initial results. 1. Opposites attract, or birds of a feather flock together? Turns out the former sounds good, but it’s just not true and the birds have it right. Sure, we all know couples who seem to have some really interesting differences. But the fact is, lots of research shows that in GENERAL, with fascinating exceptions, couples tend to share basic values, opinions and viewpoints. They are likely to come, overall, from similar backgrounds, to share similar levels of education, and to

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

display similar personality traits, related behavior patterns including hobbies, and even physical characteristics. Red Sox fans tend to pair up, for example, as do Yankee fans. So do taller men and taller women, maybe so they can see (you guessed it) eye to eye. 2. A stitch in time saves nine. Absolutely true, our team reports, though they felt the “nine” was probably very conservative. Highly competitive manufacturing companies spend a significant amount of time and money on preventive maintenance for a reason. Not to mention practically everyone who drives a vehicle. Sew there! 3. Cross that bridge when you come to it. We had an architect and a mechanical engineer on the team, so that helped with this one. Also three amateur philosophers and (ahem) a dentist. But they couldn’t agree on where the bridge was located or how fast they were approaching it, so the team went around in circles. Fortunately, the circles started expanding and eventually they came to the Woods Bridge and crossed it. Happily, it was lunch time so they took a well deserved break before getting back

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to work. 4. Actions speak louder than words. True, said our team. Then they asked to be reimbursed for their lunch. They claimed that action would speak louder than a mere thank you. 5. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Actually, it’s both what and who you know. And what people THINK you know. Say what? Who’s on first? You know. 6. Knowledge is power. You bet. The team also emphasized their belief that it’s as important to know what you don’t know as what you think you know. This was followed by a brief argument about power cords, power mowers, and what Tyrone Power’s best movie was. 7. Lightning never strikes twice. Oh sure it does, just ask the people of Haiti about hurricanes and floods. Or the people who have won multiple lotteries. Or our poor team leader, “Lucky,” who was bonked on the head twice when the easel fell over on him. (He cast the tie breaking vote on this one.) 8. Neatness counts. A resounding “YES” on this one. Neatness vs. sloppiness or disorganization, whether in a factory,

a financial service, or a medical practice, for example, often spells the difference between success and failure. “A neat process or operation Jack is better poised Sparacino for success, in part through the virtues of simplicity as opposed to clutter, and cleanliness as opposed to dirt or contamination,” claimed one of our team members, Squeaky. (He was nominated to clean up the room after they finished each day.) 9. Never ask a barber if you need a haircut. Our team was hesitant to endorse any adage with the word “never” in it but they reluctantly agreed with this one. This prompted a discussion on hair do’s and don’ts and pretty quickly they all decided they needed to get their hair cut. One of them noted that “a neat haircut helps make a great first impression,” perhaps in an attempt to create a new adage, and a long break ensued. 10. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. A big YES on this one, especially from those on the team who liked to watch “Antiques Road Show” and “Storage Wars” or go to tag sales. They were quickly drafted by Squeaky to help him clean up the room.

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The rest is just filler There are rare, precious moments throughout my week that are void of catastrophe, humiliation, and strategically placed stressed. When those moments occur, I find myself somewhat lost, drifting aimlessly in unfamiliar peace. Although they do occur frequently, sometimes even weekly, they are always a surprise. Similar to tax season or a hangover, I know they are coming yet shocked as can be when they do in fact arrive. I find myself currently enjoying such a moment and quite frankly it is slightly uncomfortable. Pessimism isn’t my color, but positive precaution seems to bring out my baby blues. When not otherwise preoccupied with extinguishing and/or fanning the flames of an unusually hectic career in real estate, my brain tiptoes around thought as if terrified of waking an unsuspecting creature of chaos. In other words, I am bored. It is in boredom where I often find myself in some sort of trouble. Whether it be over estimating my ability to rearrange, renovate or refinish some inanimate object, fancy myself as Jane Fonda and hit the weights, challenge Rachael Ray’s latest humanly impossible recipe, or at my worst, cut my own hair. So to avoid an unfinished do-it-yourself disaster, an emergency room visit, and having to call my hairdresser to undo my do, I reckon it is best that I sit and ponder. In my preventative ponder, I realize that life occurs memorably in those unprotected moments. As deep as in thought a person can go, it is impossible for me to retrieve either a pleasurable or painful experience that was gained through sitting still and minding my manners. Obviously, minding my manners gained useful experience but nothing really overly

outstanding came from it; not that I can easily recall anyway. It makes me wonder if life is best lived well, live? Each delicately placed freckle, wrinkle and scar remind me of the moments that were without prior planning, precaution, and Cherimie in some instances, the common Crane Weatherford sense God gave a squirrel; however, each is like a turned down page in my favorite book. By looking at them, I am transformed immediately to a moment in time that either makes for a tremendous story and/or taught me to look before leaping, especially into a glass door. It happens. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t find any moment in my peculiarly positioned existence that is worth remembering where there wasn’t some occurrence of questionable measure. Obviously it is likely that I buried deeply into the abyss that is recollection many a moment that didn’t showcase my finer characteristics, but that is perfect example of free will, and it is free will that is the basis for every story worth telling, or worth hiding. In conclusion of my sitting still and behaving, even if just for a few moments, it is crystal clear that my flare for the fiery, my tendency towards trepidation, and my speak-now-think-later approach has made for a relatively interesting, although absurd, life. The “what if ’s?” and “why nots?” and “heck yeahs” make it worth the ride. After all, like my extremely eccentric and often intoxicated college professor used to eloquently slur: “Fifty percent of LIFE is ‘if,’ the rest is just filler.”

For all the ladies in the house ... By Pamela Brownstein

I thought it appropriate that March 12 marked the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts during Women’s History Month. I was a Girl Scout for many years (well, technically, I was a Brownie and then graduated to the green garb) but during that time I learned many important skills — how to get out there and sell cookies, work with other girls (without being too bossy) and the adventures of camping (even if it was in a cabin). My mom was the leader of our troop for seven years, and when she passed away in 2010, I received messages from almost every girl in Troop 419 telling me how much she meant to them and thanking me for those memories from elementary school. The Girls Scouts as an organization is devoted to giving girls confidence, and our troop learned how to be active, engaged members of our community. At a time when women have more choices, and with that more challenges, the positive message that the Girls Scouts represent is just as relevant as ever. This emphasis on being a strong woman makes me proud to live in Beaufort: we have a history of electing women representatives (Harriet Keyserling, Shannon Erickson), and all over town there are inspiring women role models as business owners, working moms and community leaders. Girl (Scout) Power!

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he winners of the Beaufort Art Association’s 51st Annual Spring Show and Sale have been chosen. Judge J. Christian Snedeker from Charleston gave the Best in Show award to Mary Grayson Segars for her painting “The Swimmer.” The first place Bill Cochrane Memorial Award went to Mary Ann Putzier for “Peruvian with Pet Parrot,” while Kimberly Bisger won the second place Letty Lee Saville Memorial Award with “Paris Painter.” From among the student entries, Snedeker chose “One Shy Eye” by Von Stroppel from Beaufort High School as Best in Show and winner of the Geneva Litchfield Memorial Prize. First place went to Jordie Promislow from Beaufort High School for “Classic.” Other awards include: Third Place: Vickie Jourdan, “Painter’s Blocks.” J. Carroll Stevenson Memorial Award for Watermedia: Audrey Montgomery, “Let’s Play.” Rick Stevenson Memorial Award for Photography: Margery Boyle, “Ghostly Watch.” BAA Founders Award: Linda Sheppard, “Ifetayo.” Agnes Neighbors Carter Award: Hetty Nijman, “Mother and Child” Leith Paul Trask Award: Joan Templer, “Fire Storm” Grant Nathaniel Bosserman Award: Richard Jarrett, “Eagle has Landed” Dorothy K. Meadlin Award: Laura Coty, “Crabbing” Joy Keyserling Award: Eve Miller, “Sparrow Nest” Kris Cox Award: Susie Stockholm, “City Rhythms.” Awards of Merit: Sharon Logan, “Hunting Isle Palm & Pine Collide.” Mary Ann Berger, “Picnic” Lydia Kaeyer, “Coming Home.” Ellen Long, “Seagulls on Speed.” Honorable Mention: Pat Kelly, “Flowers on the Square”. Robert Ryzner, “Pearly Nautilus.” Larry Kay, “Magnolia.” Sandy Dimke, “Spreading Her Angel Wings.” S. Wright Gift Certificate: Beverly Peacock, “Man and God.”


Best in Show: Mary Grayson Segars, “The Swimmer.”

Second place: Kimberly Bisger, “Paris Painter.”

J. Carroll Stevenson Memorial Award for Watermedia: Audrey Montgomery, “Let’s Play.”

EBA Giclee Gift Certificate: Robert Steinmetz, “On Axis.” Savannah Framing Gift Certificate: Cheryl Eppolito, “The Drifter.”

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BAA Founders Award: Linda Sheppard, “Ifetayo.”

At the show, a Julian brand professional artist’s fine quality French Plein Air easel was on raffle. The person who won the easel was 8-year-old Sara Mootry, seen here with the President of the Beaufort Art Association, Mrs. Jacqueline Jones.

Super soprano Anna Netrebko will sing the title role in Jules Massenet’s “Manon” when The MET: Live in HD brings Laurent Pelly’s new production to the stage on Saturday, April 7. With the intensity and dramatic freedom she brings to her roles, the Russian diva will portray the tragic heroine Manon, whose need for wealth and pleasure proves to be her downfall. Her lover, des Grieux, is played by Piotr Beczala, her brother, Lescaunt, by Paulo Szot, and the Comte des Grieux by David Pittsinger. Netrebko’s on-stage magnetism and Manon’s sensuous melodies bring to life the drama and conflict of a young woman who, though bound for life in a convent, falls in love with a dashing young nobleman. But as much as she loves des Grieux, she has learned to love the life of luxury provided by numerous admirers more. Predictably, she comes to a bad end while regretting their lost happiness. Arguably Massenet’s best work, “Manon” is in five acts and takes place in 18th century France during the reign of Louis XV. With the recent technology upgrades to USCB Center for the Arts, the larger screen and improved sound will provide an even greater sense of “you are there” to the live performances from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. For additional information on the operas go to By popular request, all seating is assigned. Adult/Senior $20; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Members $16. For additional information, contact USCB Center for the Arts director, Bonnie Hargrove, at 843-521-4145 or hargrov@uscb./edu. The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation; Global corporate sponsorship is provided by Bloomberg; The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers.


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As the judges deliberated, club members were able to view the same images, submitted digitally on a projected screen. As a learning tool, judges constructively commented on each image as the scores were tallied. The top winners of the 2012 Spring Photo Competition for the Photography Club of Beaufort are: Expert: Lamar Nix, “Three-Gabled Manse” Advanced: Phyllis Kaupp-Seas, “Cloud Cover” Intermediate: Ellen Corbett, “Singin’ the Blues” Three-way tie for Novice: Charlotte Gonzales, “Flower and Bee”; Tom Brady, “Dragonfly”; Patricia Powers, “In Flight.” Ellen Corbett’s “Singin’ the Blues” was also part of the club’s American Music exhibit at the Beaufort Library

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in December and won the People’s Choice Award. The Photography Club also instituted a Best in Show ribbon which was awarded to “Cloud Cover.” The club meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at ARTworks on Boundary Street in Beaufort. Please check out www. for more information.

Call for Entries: 2013 Beaufort Film Festival The Beaufort Film Society has announced that it is now accepting entries for the 7th annual Beaufort International Film Festival (BIFF) held in Beaufort. Categories for competition are: Features, Documentaries, Short Films, Student Films, Animation and Screenplays. The festival will be held February 1317, 2013. The Early Bird deadline for submissions is July 31 with the final deadline being October 31. BIFF 2012 set a new attendance record when nearly 7,000 people enjoyed some part of the four-day festival. For more information about the festival or to submit a film or screenplay, please visit All press inquiries contact Ron Tucker at 843522-3196 or email at

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“Carnage” from The Indie Series presented by Emerging Pictures in HD at USCB Center for the Arts on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Synopsis: “Carnage” is a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two preteen boys duke it out on a private school playground, the parents of the “victim” invite the parents of the “bully” over to work out their issues and gain an apology. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors both in parenting skills and as “adult” couples. None of them will escape the carnage, however no blood is spilled. This is all about verbal confrontation, which is quite humorous. Ratings & Reviews: The two leading film web sites grant this film an IMDb rating of 7.2 and Rotten Tomatoes critics rating of 71 and audience of 72. Good marks. Sun Herald: “A wickedly dark delight”; UK Observer:“... Wickedly funny”; Cleveland Plain Dealer: “... four outstanding performances. Loved it!”; Roger Ebert:“The point isn’t the plot, it is the performances.”; Rex Reid: “Scathing and funny and cynical ...” and The New York Times: “... beneath the surface of civilized behavior lurks an unquenchable animal impulse, a principle of aggression we labor in vain to suppress. I know these people. Why be coy? I am these people.” Previewer’s Comment: This Indie film is an adaptation of an award winning successful play. It was filmed by Roman Polanski, who loves tight confined spaces. The confined space of the apartment and the hallway forces the characters/actors and audience to face the interaction of each other without escape. It is funny, but it a serious funny and the result is perhaps a “Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf ” with biting humor. It resonates with audiences because it reveals parts of our personalities we spend a great deal of time and effort working to keep hidden from everyone, other than ourselves. None of the characters in this film escape discovery of their inner self, which is hung out for all to see. Luckily we can escape into humor for relief, because the space doesn’t get any larger. Rated: Rated R for adult content and profanity. Tickets for adults are $8, seniors $7, students $6. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time. Dennis Tavernetti is a resident of St. Helena Island who retired to the Lowcountry having a lifelong interest in the arts. He encouraged USCB‘s Center for the Arts to investigate the possibility of bringing Indie, World and Documentary HD films to Beaufort.

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HBF bestows awards at its annual meeting The annual meeting of the members of Historic Beaufort Foundation was held Monday, March 19. The featured speaker was Nancy Tinker of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HBF gives their highest Preservation Honor Award every year to exemplary restoration or adaptive use projects. This year’s winners for the Restoration Award were Beek Webb and Ashley Hefner for 302 King Street, owned by Ann and Sam Bluntzer. The Adaptive Use Award was given to the Garrett Family and Campbell Thorp. Chuck Ferguson was the contractor who remodeled 302 Carteret Street — the former City Hall that became Lowcountry Produce Market and Cafe.

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CAPA Golf Challenge at Hampton Hall The weather and facilities were perfect at the recent CAPA Golf Challenge fundraiser at Hampton Hall. The title sponsor was Waste Management and CAPA really appreciates the company’s support over the past years. Big “job well done” goes to CAPA’s Executive Director Susan Cato, co-chairs Paul Denning and Cheryl Comes, and Howard Fister, the Waste Management representative on the tournament committee. Ashleigh Whitmore did a very fine job coordinating everything as events director for Hampton Hall Club. The tournament brought in more than $30,000 and all funds go to child abuse prevention programs, parenting classes, and the “Open Arms Shelter” for abused and neglected children. The shelter serves the five county area — Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton and Allendale. Here’s a rundown of the winners: • First Place team: Bill Westfall, Ed Saxon, Chris Legare, Al Legare • Second Place team: Jerry Linn, Bob Douglas, Bob Mullen, Ron Grindle • Third Place team: Zane Ferris, Rich O’Connell, Charles Taylor, Brandon Barwick • Golden Circle winner: Bob Mullen • Closest to the Pin Hole #7: Thomas McDaniel • Closest to the Pin Hole #14: Stuart Mitchell

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From clerks to combatants: Honoring women Marines By First Lt. Sharon A. Hyland, United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Public Affairs Officer It was a letter dated August 8, 1918 which bore the subject: “Enrollment of women in the Marine Corps Reserve for clerical duty” that changed the course of history. For women who sought to serve their country in the most honorable way, it was a call to arms and an opportunity to step away from the traditional life of their female counterparts. Female Marines originally only performed clerical duties at Headquarters Marine Corps and various recruiting stations, but within 30 years women were actively serving stateside during World War II, in more than 200 previously male-dominated roles. In the 1940s, the Women’s Marine Reserve held the distinct honor of being called Marines, even while their service sisters assumed monikers of “WAVES” and “WACs”. It was the 17th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Lieutenant General Thomas Holcomb, who asserted that women Marines are Marines and they will be called as such. Nearly 100 years after the first women provided administrative support for the Marine Corps, female Marines can be found in nearly every military occupational specialty, leading female engagement teams and convoys through the valleys of Afghanistan.

ABOVE: Captain Nicole “Cougar” Jansen-Hinnenkamp, a Weapons System Officer for the F/A-18 Hornet, is attached to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. RIGHT: Jansen-Hinnenkamp is seen with Corporal Amy Bartkowski, a radar technician for the F/A-18 Hornet who is attached to Marine Air Logistics Squadron 31. Photos by Cpl. Courtney White.

Long are the days of “Free a Marine to Fight!”, and times when the worst run was found in her stockings, today, a young woman who joins the Marines endures the same recruit and officer training as her male counterpart, runs the same physical fitness and combat fitness tests, qualifies with the same weapons, carries the same fighting load, and leads the same Marines.

The distinction between what a male Marine and a female Marine does is nearly unrecognizable. A female Marine is no longer a secretary or telephone operator, she’s a pilot, a plane captain, a military police officer, a squadron sergeant major and a commanding general. It took nearly a century to achieve these ranks and it was fought for by

every woman who proudly earned her Eagle, Globe and Anchor, and our fellow Marines who treated us as equals. Private Opha Mae Johnson may have been the first woman to make Marine Corps history in 1918, but I contend that every proud Marine who served since that day left her own mark in Marine Corps history. What started as approximately 300 women volunteering during the World War I, is now a little more than 13,000 female Marines on active duty, still volunteering to protect their country, their families and the Marine to her left and her right. For every service member who ever served, thank you for your service and sacrifice. For every young lady who walked into a recruiting station to raise her right hand, thank you, it’s because of your courage that we so proudly serve in your footsteps, and boldly make our own.


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most. Our father, who has watched us a with a critical eye through the years, still finds our ideas, our dreams, wanting of any proper substance. “Wait,” he says, “till the grandchildren are a little older, to spend on money on such a cockamamie scheme.” Our children, grown into adults themselves, may set their feet against us falling in love, or marrying again, can’t we give “mom” yet another try? Maybe she’s ready to give up the “pool boy,” that she found so attractive, and “the family” can be back together again. “Wait,” they say. But how long can we “stay at the dock” betting against the old adage, “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what great ships are built for?” And what makes for the “tipping points” wherein we are fueled for the future with a passion?

One, when we start to believe that all that befalls us is for our greater good. How so? When our belief system shifts, we will no longer need commiseration when something “bad” happens, or we “feel” really bad. As we now recognize these times as the call of the Phoenix, the bird of desire that arises from the fire of our destruction. In fact, we can echo Kevin Trudeau, a well-known speaker on the making of life changes, and say to ourselves, “I have no idea how, but this will work out to my advantage. In fact, something outstandingly good will come of this!” This simple statement can give us the quiet space Jonah found in the whale, to change our minds, and therefore change everything. And we will be ready for the “next step” in finding our dreams.

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ick Toomey has been President and CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital for the past five years during which the hospital has seen unprecedented growth. The many additions include a new Women’s Imaging Center, expansion of their Bluffton Medical Services facility, a new da Vinci robotic surgery program, expanded breast care programs, and the development of the Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners program which recruits new physicians to better serve the needs of the community. Also, construction has begun to double the size of both the Pratt Emergency Center and the LifeFit Wellness Center. Beaufort Memorial has consistently been named among the “Most Wired” hospitals in the nation for its early adoption and integration of medical technology to improve patient care, and has also been recognized for its commitment to patient safety, low infection rates and patient satisfaction. Rick oversees 1,400 employees who provide medical services to more than 10,000 patients admitted every year, 40,000 ER visits and almost 140,000 outpatient registrations a year. Says Rick, “Our employees are excellent — focused on providing exceptional care — with our core values of integrity, communication, compassion, responsibility and safety. We also have a nine member board that is very dedicated in providing governance, oversight and direction. They represent the community and invest many hours to help assure we are addressing the needs of the community.” Rick grew up in Greenville, S.C., where his father was President and CEO of the Greenville Hospital System and involved at both the state and national level. Rick said, “I was able to travel with him to many meetings. Everyone I met

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was both interesting and seemed to enjoy their work — I decided that being in health care administration would be a great field to be in. I am very lucky to have known what I wanted to do and to have had the chance to be involved in the career I thought I would love early on.” Rick attended Duke University where he got his undergraduate degree and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration and later on received a Doctorate in Health Administration from MUSC. He went on to work for Nash Health Care, a top-ranked general hospital in Rocky Mount, N.C. In January 1998 he was appointed president of Nash and also married Dr. Linda Hawes, his wife now of 14 years who was a nephrologist at Nash with a large group practice in Rocky Mount. His life certainly changed as he joined a family of three young girls. His stepdaughters are Katie (now 26), Emily (24) and Julie Bynum (21). Rick had grown up spending summers all along the S.C. coast, from Hilton Head in the 60’s all the way

up to Litchfield. He knew he always wanted to retire to the area because of his genuine love of the Lowcountry and the welcoming people he had met here. When Rick heard that Beaufort Memorial was looking for a CEO, he thought “someone was opening the door and I had to investigate.” And although BMH was a smaller facility than Nash, Rick said, “I saw such great opportunities (and challenges) in the area that made me excited about joining the BMH team.” He was excited to be selected by the search committee and the board and has loved being a part of the BMH team. Rick said the philosophy behind his work is: “Let people do their jobs, help them solve issues, and create an atmosphere of team work. I believe that one’s life needs to be in balance — you need to look forward to coming to work — to have an environment at work where you enjoy what you do, and hopefully you look forward to going home. If your life is not in balance, something will suffer. We can try to provide a great place to work.” The only bump in his own home life “balance” came when Rick, who is an avid Duke fan, first attended a Duke vs. UNC basketball game with his new wife Linda who went to UNC Medical School and worked for years in UNC Hospitals and was big a UNC fan. “Duke won at the last minute,” Rick said. “We left the game and did not know what to say to each other. And we knew since I had bought Duke season tickets, we would be attending many more games. Friends say that I slowly brain washed her as she went over to the Dark (blue) side. We have been to several final fours.” It’s a good thing they are both Duke fans now because BMH is affiliated with Duke Medical Center in heart and cancer care, which has been a great asset

in improving top quality services to the Beaufort community, he said. Rick has been on several board of directors for other organizations and was just re-elected to a second three year term on the S.C. Hospital Association. He is also justifiably proud of the job that Beaufort Memorial is doing. “Our mission is to deliver superior healthcare services to our patients and to improve the health of the community,” Rick explains. The hospital first opened in 1944 and now has an operating budget of more than $180 million a year. It’s unique in that it’s the only nonprofit or taxexempt hospital between Savannah and Charleston. “Our net income is retained to replace equipment, add new technology and to invest in new services or buildings,” said Rick. That’s why the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation, which raises charitable funds for the hospital programs and facilities though wonderful annual fundraising events — like The Valentine Ball, The Duke Symphony Orchestra in Concert and the Honor a Caregiver campaign — are so crucial to the future of the hospital. Says Rick, “Alice Moss (Executive Director) and her staff and all the volunteers have done just an amazing job helping the hospital and our community through all of their fundraising efforts.” As for his future, Rick says, “Linda and I plan to be here for a long time (work plus retirement). We just love all the diverse activities available through the year and the great people of this community.” Thanks so much Rick and also the entire staff and doctors of the Beaufort Memorial Hospital and the foundation for your ongoing contributions to help make Beaufort a much better, healthier place for all of us to live.

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Stand by your ham By Terry Sweeney

Around this time of year, all I can think about is a big old country ham ... No, not Paula Deen, but you were close. A drycured Easter ham with that uniquely scrumptious combination of tender smoked meat cooked over hickory wood and aged for months; and the sweet sweet crust that just crackles with down home goodness and melts in your mouth. It always reminds me how lucky I am to be a Southerner (well ... actually a Southern Long Islander — close enough!). But, Terry still, the greatest Sweeney challenge of this Easter holiday for a happy wino like myself is what wine do I drink with it? Talk about your “Salt Life.” Smoked ham is exceedingly salty which can really be a wine killer, especially for most of your reds. Don’t believe me? One wrong sip and Miss Piggy will be reading you the riot act: “Nay to Cabernet!” “No to Bordeaux!” “Go to Hell, Zinfandel!” You can almost hear her indignantly stamping her pig’s foot. Luckily though, through trial and error, I think I have found not one but two perfect matches

I think I have found not one but two perfect matches for this hard-toplease porker. Both Riesling. for this hard-to-please porker. Both Riesling. One Alsatian Trimbach Riesling and the other from Washington State, a Chateau St. Michelle Riesling. The Trimbach family has been in the wine business since 1626. If they haven’t gotten it right by now, they

never will. But good news, they did! Maybe it’s the limestone-flecked soil around Ribeauville where their Maison Trimbach vineyards are located. Or maybe it’s the Vosges Mountains that protect the vineyard’s plain from too much rain, giving it the perfect Alsatian microclimate. Or maybe it’s the fact I drank two bottles one Easter Sunday with a luscious Honey Baked ham that had me hippity-hopping around my house. I don’t know, but I do know I’m crazy about this wine. The Trimbachs say their Riesling is “long-living, fruity, and elegant” and that’s everything I

strive to be. Back home in Washington State — which my Happy Wino readers know I love — I return once more to Chateau St. Michelle known for its fine value wines. Their 2009 Riesling received a rating of 89 points from Wine Spectator, but the best part is this bargain basement beauty can often be found for under $10 dollars. The Wine Spectator described the wine as “bright and jazzy with lively pear and floral aroma flavors.” I second that. The good people at Chateau St. Michelle were nice enough to make us 647,275 cases. I just hope that’s enough! Riesling is often the go-to wine when pairing a wine with traditional Thai food which often uses smoky, salty and sweet flavors in its preparation, very similar to the characteristics of a traditional Southern baked ham. There are some fantastic German Rieslings to be found out there too that could also be pleasingly paired with a Southern country ham since, as we all know, the Germans, like Southerners, love pork. Not in the mood to pig out? Well I suppose you could always have lamb this Easter, but then where would you be? I’ll tell you in next week’s Happy Wino column: “Wines That Are Cheap and Go With Sheep.” Cheers!

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

Scenes from BTR The 4th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run and Oyster Roast was held Saturday, March 24 at Habersham Marketplace to support Riverview Charter School. Even though it rained earlier in the day, the weather cleared up in time for the 8K, 5K and Kids Run starting at 2:30 p.m. There was a big turnout, and The Brewer Band performed at the post-race party and the event was success. For a full list of race results, go to

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Beaufort County Gamecock Club Vice-President Neal McCarty and President Phillip Lynn presented a $5,000 check for USC student athletes. The funds were raised at the club’s annual Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. It will be held again Saturday, June 9 in Beaufort.

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school news

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

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT TCL School to host free career expo April 18

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a career expo Wednesday, April 18. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MacLean Hall (building 12) student center at TCL’s Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road. The expo will allow participants to learn more about area employers’ businesses and industries, hiring preferences and career opportunities, according to TCL career and transfer services manager Melanie Gallion. Participating employers include Regions Bank, Sam’s Club, Hilton Garden Inn, CareCore National, Hargray Communications, S. C. Vocational Rehabilitation, Lowes, the U.S. Army and more. There is still time for businesses to register to participate. To register or for more information, contact Melanie Gallion at (843) 525-8224 or

TCL, air station partner to train Marines

A cohort of Marines recently completed 128 hours of training in electrical installation and troubleshooting offered by the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Continuing Education Division. Rebecca W. Bass, TCL’s Dean for Continuing Education said, “We are proud to play a significant role in training these young Marines. Through this training, they will be prepared to handle basic electrical systems issues during their upcoming deployment.” First Lt. Sharon A. Hyland, Public Affairs Director for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, said, “The partnership with the Technical College of the Lowcountry is another great example of the way the community supports Beaufort Marines. We appreciate the dedicated instructors at TCL and the administration who helped supplement our Marines’ training by teaching them this valuable trade.”

SCHOOL briefs • Thursday, March 29, Beaufort Academy’s Middle School dodgeball game, 5:30 p.m. • Thursday, March 29, Riverview’s Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 5:30-7:30 p.m.; also the 5th grade Parent’s Field Trip Meeting. • Friday, March 30, report cards go out for most schools. • Friday, March 30, Hoops for Heart will be celebrated at Beaufort Middle School. Any student who raises $50 will be eligible to participate in basketball, soccer, flag football, or cardio ball that day. Any student who raises an additional $50 will get to select a friend who will also be eligible to participate in the activities. Proceeds will go to support the American Heart Association. • Friday, March 30, Uniform Free Friday for Riverview Charter School. • April 2-6 is SPRING BREAK for Beaufort County public schools. Extended Learning Time for students that have been notified prior.

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Teacher of the Year Congratulations to Abby Mitchell for being named the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year at Coosaw Elementary.

Guilty of Excellence The 2012 Beaufort High Mock Trial team competed in the Lowcountry regional competition at the College of Charleston School of Law on February 25. The following students received recognition for their performances: Rachel Taylor, Charlotte Bellomy, and Julian Amrine as Outstanding Lawyers; Julian Amrine, Ryan Blagburn, and Joshua Forbes as the Best Witnesses. The other members of the team included Dustin Mullins, Sam Peterson, Avery DeLoach, Jordan Larch, Tanner Powell, Emily Weatherford, Natalie Alvarez, Meg Lacombe, Libby Bergmann, and Teacher Coach Mr. Joe Taylor. Recipients of the Heritage Classic Foundation Scholarship Seniors Michael Bible and Katherine Neal have been selected as 2012 Heritage Classic Foundation Scholars.

Beaufort High School’s Mock Trial team competing in the Lowcountry regional competition at the College of Charleston School of Law.

Dr. Jennifer Wallace and Crystal Sprouse RDH, from Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort, visited E. C. Montessori School classes for a lesson in good oral care during Children’s Dental Health Month. As scholarship recipients, each student will receive $4,500 a year for four years towards college tuition. Odyssey of the Mind Riverview Odyssey teams competed at the Odyssey of the Mind State competition on Saturday, March 17. The 6th grade team came in second place and earned an invitation to the World Competition. The 7th grade team earned third place. A poem by Joseph Galtelli (Battery Creek High School) Joseph read his poem at the Senior Scholar Banquet last Thursday. Along with 26 other students in Beaufort County, Joseph has a 3.5 grade-point average or above, is in the top 10 percent of his classes, and has earned at least an 85 average in each quarter of

As a result of her sketches in the regional competition, Beaufort High School Sophomore Sketch Artist Libby Bergmann was chosen to compete in the State Mock Trial Competition on March 10 at the Federal Courthouse in Columbia. Libby was awarded first runner up in the state. each course throughout high school. “Everybody wants to be a master, everybody wants to show their skills. Everybody wants to get there faster, make their way to the top of their own hill. Each time you try, you get just a little bit better. Each day you try, it’s one more step up the ladder. It’s a whole new world we live in, it’s a whole new way to see. It’s a place where you and I can be the best we can be. It’s time to set the example, and lead the pack. From here on, there is no looking back. But you can make a difference, with courage you can set things right. The gift to dream and make dreams real is in your grasp, in your future, and in your sights.”

honor roll Second Trimester Academic Honors for Beaufort Academy

Headmaster’s List (all A’s) 5th grade: Piper Beasley, Campbell Dukes, Quinn Fleming, Emma Hincher, David Mathai, Joe Stowe. 6th grade: Joe Bhoi, Kate Gray, Drew Luckey, Alex Mazzeo, Sarah Suber, Will Warren. 7th grade: Hope Gray, Amanda Kahn, William Lindsay, Skyler Nuelle, Katie Smith. 8th grade: Mary Margaret Achurch, Jake Bhoi, Maya Dixon, Anna Sheppard, Sarah Sheppard, Rosie Stewart. 9th grade: McKenzie Blake,


Xavia Lemott, John Mathai, Xavier Westergaard. 10th grade: Caroline Fontenot, Patrick Mazzeo, Rebecca Strawn. 11th grade: Conner Akers. 12th grade: Michael Bible, Sarah Chahin, Katherine Neal. Honor Roll (all A’s and B’s) 5th grade: Margaret Aimar, Wells Bowden, Joshua Bhoi, Anna Daubert, Herbert Gray, Gracie Guest, Hunter Harley, Lawrence Lindsay, Nelson McMillen, Caroline Moss, Miciah Pendarvis, Daniel Richards. 6th grade: Sarah Blocker, Micaela Borreggine, Abby Dalton, Lane Harrell,

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Nathaniel Kilcoyne, Rahzel Lemott, John Manos, Kathleen Simkins, Peter Trask, Jennings Tumlin. 7th grade: Preston Coleman, Mary Keane, Gavin Palmer, Will Turner, Jackson Warren. 8th grade: Cali Blocker, Will Dukes, Kirsten Floyd, MacMillan Griffith, Jock Joyce, Alec Melville, Ting O’Regan, Cain Richards, Michael Schwartz, Frances Stowe. 9th grade: Bridget Baggerly, Michael Bass, Mike Bhoi, Brynna Ferry, Katie Gay, Ben Hetherington, Casey Kahn, Drummond Koppernaes, Jackson Miller, Jack Olsson, George Sanford,

Natalie Simkins, Taylor Vincent. 10th grade: Caroline Avera, Zach Bachtell, Jack Dailey, Jeffrey Miller, Lauren Noonan, Nicole Schmiege, Miranda Weslake. 11th grade: Mary Catherine Carmody, Megan DeBardelaben, Charlotte Delfosse, Tommy Fang, Lawton Harper, Charlie Humphries, Hope Keane, Finn Koppernaes, Laura Roddey, Charles Sanford, Grace Stewart. 12th grade: Adam Chahin, Nathan Cheung, Madeline Griffith, Megan Kahn, JaneAnn Laffitte, Shelby Mixson, Eric Nguyen, Kelly Schnaubelt, Payton Turner.

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USCB honors scholarship donors and recipients The University of South Carolina Beaufort hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 2. The 33 students receiving academic scholarships, and the donors who fund these financial awards, were recognized. The luncheon provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients and supporters to connect with each other. Chancellor Jane Upshaw spoke to attendees about the importance of these scholarships at USCB. “Because everyone does not have the financial resources to fund their post-secondary education, financial aid plays an enormous role in helping our students to obtain their educational goals.” Approximately 85% of students at USCB utilize some source of financial aid. According to Upshaw, “USCB has disbursed $16.6 million in federal, state, institutional, and private funding for the 2011-2012 academic year.” Students and donors were also given the chance to speak about the opportunities they have been provided through these scholarships and how pivotal these relationships are for USCB, with many students commenting that they may not have been able to achieve their academic goals without the assistance they received from these scholarships.


continued from page 1 The extensive judging process for Palmetto’s Finest includes evaluations by previous award winners and fellow educators who focus on student achievement, faculty training, program goals, teaching quality, office practices and community involvement. Awards are presented to two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Entrants in the Palmetto’s Finest competition submitted 20-page applications last fall and received on-site visits by independent review committees. This was Beaufort Middle School’s

second consecutive year as a finalist. A Red Carpet award winner, the school’s strong academic focus resulted in 24 Junior Scholars in 2011 and also 67 seventh-graders who qualified to participate in Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. The school also has a strong arts curriculum that has earned it designations as both a Distinguished Arts Program School and an Arts in the Basic Curriculum School. Beaufort Middle’s football and basketball teams both won Lowcountry championships in 2011. Last week, Beaufort Middle also learned that it had received a Palmetto Silver Award from the South Carolina Department of Education — its second consecutive such recognition — for improving student achievement.

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If you are looking for a good food and great entertainment on a Friday night, do I have the place for you! Last Friday night, a group of Royal Pines friends, including the Sherards, Schmidts, Chandlers, Wilsons, Benders and Nocillas, took a ride to Port Royal and went to Moondoggies. Our neighbor and friend Gary Stoeffler, (Pickens St.), along with Jeff Harris, the owner of Moondoggies, play their brand of dinner music every Friday night. We spent a few hours having dinner, which received a very good review by everyone. We also enjoyed the music and we all found ourselves singing along to the favorite tunes from the 60’s, 70’s era. Marisa Sherard was having a hard time staying in her seat and controlling her “happy feet.” Gary Stoeffler has been playing there since May 2011. My favorite part of the evening was the when the “boys” sang and played “Amie” by Pure Prairie League and “Michelle” by the Beatles for their spouses Amy and Dawn Michelle. Fabulous! They sing and play from 6 to 9:30 p.m. every Friday evening. The March 8 meeting of the Royal Readers was held at the home of Marianne Hamilton (Egret Dr.). According to the club leader Pat Davidyock (Wade Hampton), our book was “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. It is a bittersweet

story about young love, lost love and enduring hope, and of conflict between father and son and the injustice done to Japanese Americans living in Seattle Peggy during WWII. As Chandler is all our selections, it is provocative and recommended by all the readers. My failure to review last months book “The Red Tent” was largely due to my inability to put into words the magnificence of the book. My most favorite book, a must read. Congratulations to Bob and Annette Rauenhorst (Wade Hampton) on their 24th wedding anniversary. We wish them many more wonderful years ahead. Kathy and Bill Adams hosted a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day party at their home on Wade Hampton. Kathy organized games and encouraged party goers to recite an Irish limerick. Participants were Marisa Sherard, Maryanne Bender (who composed a fabulous limerick), Amy Stoeffler, Marie Colucci and Terry Mitchell, who was the hands down winner with a limerick I cannot put into print! If you have something to share, news to tell, funny story to relate — I can be contacted at buddysoma@embarqmail. com.

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Habersham kicks off First Fridays Series The Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort will launch the third season of its First Fridays Series on Friday, April 6, with “Island Time,” beginning at 4 p.m. The event will feature the Marketplace drenched in island decor, Hilton Head Island Reggae band Patwa, an expanded Farmers Market complete with local and regional growers, as well as arts, crafts and specialty food vendors from 4-9 p.m. Family friendly and children’s activities will also be offered. There is no cost to enter. The schedule for “Island Time” is as follows: • Expanded Farmer’s Market: 4-7 p.m. • Live Local Music: Patwa Reggae Band, 6-9 p.m. • Children and Family Activities:

Parlez-vous français? By Tess Malijenovsky

Market where Chef Laura Bonino prepared a delicious menu specially for the club’s luncheon: Antipasti Misti, mixed green salad with lemon vinaigrette, a choice between three main courses and two desserts. Even owner Riccardo Bonino of Northern Italy also joined in speaking French. At the meetings, members meet and greet each other, reminisce of their travels and lives spent in francophone countries, and along the way embrace in conversation. It’s a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to once again get in touch with your inner Frenchness without feeling silly or discouraged. Sometimes there are even mini-presentations of vacations or a member will bring along a French-speaking visitor. Meredith Mims, the current president, as well as the other members, would love to invite more locals of the area into their group. Meredith can be reached at Meetings take place on Wednesdays, generally sometime between 12-4 p.m. À la prochaine!

It’s a small world after all here in Beaufort — a small piece of France meets every month at the French Club meetings. In fact, for more than 29 years the French Club has brought together friends who share a passion for the French culture and language. So if you’ve been waiting for an occasion to brush up on your French and the sound of a wine bottle popping open makes you nostalgic, then this club is for you. The French Club hosts members from Fripp to Sheldon to Sun City to Okatie to — bien sûr — Beaufort and its neighboring islands. Its members volunteer, taking turns to host a meeting once a month either at their homes or at a restaurant. Seeing as a large part of the French culture revolves around the table — the dining table — it’s only natural that their meetings have food and drink to encourage conversation. While fluency is not required by any means, French will be the only language spoken. In March, Corinne Woodman hosted the French Club’s meeting at the Griffin

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Tidal Creek Fellowship celebrates grand opening After 10 years of congregating in the gymnasium of Coosaw Elementary School, Tidal Creek Fellowship, a nondenominational Christian church, recently moved to its new, permanent 20-acre home at 290 Brickyard Point South on Lady’s Island. The number of churchgoers has nearly double since the move, what volunteer Patricia Powers calls “a modern miracle given trends in church attendance.” According to Pastor David Holland, a smaller percentage of people go to church in Beaufort County than any other county in South Carolina. After being a minister for 17 years, Pastor Holland was inspired to start a church that had a different approach from traditional churches, one with a neutral

The church is located at 290 Brickyard Point South on Lady’s Island.

environment in which everybody would feel welcomed. “We want to change the method, not the Christian message,” said Pastor Holland. Plans for the construction of Tidal Creek Fellowship church were drawn five years ago, however it’s taken a few capital campaigns and help from the bank to finance Pastor Holland’s vision. Early

February 2011, the church broke ground and its first Sunday service was March 4, 2012. Architecturally, the new church was designed to make everybody, especially new churchgoers, feel comfortable by building an environment that was as contemporary and familiar as, for example, a coffee shop.

Walking through the doors, members step into an open lobby with flat screen TVs scrolling church information and with an offering of doughnuts and Fair Trade coffee. Three large screen panels display hymns and scripture during service so that everyone can easily and accessibly read from any seating arrangement. The intention was, not to discourage bringing in a bible, but to encourage new churchgoers who may not be familiar with navigating scripture. Lastly, the new Tidal Creek Fellowship church has a children’s area with an advanced security system, flat screen TVs for the video-driven curriculum and colorfully painted murals. This weekend Tidal Creek Fellowship will welcome the public to its Grand Opening

Celebration “Come as you are,” spiritually and physically (flipflops and jeans won’t be shunned at this church). From 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, is the Community Children’s Carnival with jump houses, games and carnival treats. There will be tours of the new campus and WLFS will be broadcasting live. Then at 4 p.m., catch the Community Celebration Service honoring the community partners and everyone else who made the dream of the church building a reality; followed by a reception in the Gathering Area at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, hear the “Good News” based on scripture that delivers a message in a relevant style to all ages with services at 8, 9:30, and 11 a.m.

jslb to host annual bbq fundraiser at the arsenal Junior Service League of Beaufort ( JSLB) will host the JSLB BBQ on Saturday, April 14 from 6 to10:30 p.m. at The Arsenal, 809 Port Republic Street. The event raises funds for the league’s grant process which benefits agencies and organizations serving women, children and families. Tickets for the event are now on sale for $40 per person and include a barbecue buffet catered by Q on Bay, open bar, silent auction, and live music by The Broke Locals. Tickets may be purchased online at “This is the seventh year of the BBQ and over the past six years the event has raised over $100,000 for our community,” said Emily Harris, league president. For more information about the league or how to sponsor the event, please visit or call 803.315.7339.



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history with holly: by the river banks By Frances Pringle Cherry

When most people think of a bank they envision an institution that gives and receives money. However, if you were to ask any child growing up in Beaufort in the 60’s and 70’s what the bank was to them, they may say the best adventure playground a child could ever have. I grew up on Lady’s Island on Factory Creek. At that time there weren’t as many houses lining the water as there are today. This meant miles of bank. The bank became the connector to neighborhoods that you weren’t allowed

to go to by road. It was also a great challenge riding your bike to not fall off while going down the bank into the marsh. The bank, with its steepness, was also used as a slide from the dumped rakings of the leaves from past Saturday family raking days. The bank on Factory Creek had many downed majestic oaks fallen after the hurricane in 1959. The oaks still clung to life with their roots entrapped in the sandy soil on the bank. The trunk of the tree spread along the marsh. This was the perfect fort or boat for any child’s adventure. The

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roots formed a cool sandy cave fort that shaded us from the tough summer sun. The washed up goods from the Beaufort River and the Oyster Factory helped

supply our fort or boat needs. When we weren’t on the ground we were in the creek swimming from dock to dock or across the creek to another bank. The mud bank across from the Aimar’s and Webb’s houses gave us hours of pleasure. The mud bank was perfect for sliding, throwing and rolling on pure black soft mud. Even with all the development around Beaufort my children have been able to enjoy banks around the Beaufort River. I hope all children experience the joy that this land gives.

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice holds annual Fashion Show FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Fashion Show will be hosted at The Shed located in the center of downtown Port Royal on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s show is “Transitions,” featuring spring and summer fashions showcasing the changes in attire that many of us go through on a daily basis. Fashions will be highlighted in three sections including Sporty, Smart and Sassy. The fundraising event will showcase the romantic colors and styles for spring

from locally owned retailers including Bay Street Jewelers, Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort Clothing Company, Carolina Wiggle Wear, Divine Shoes, Grace & Glory, Her Favorite Store, Higher Ground, Lulu Burgess, Modern Jewelers, Sweet Grass Apparel, and Diane Hultari of Custom Tailoring as well as FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice’s Red Door. The event will include a gourmet luncheon by Catering by Debbi Covington; entertainment by “Music to Go” Ed and Kris Robertson; and auctioneer, Deanna Bowdish.

Tickets are $55 each or $500 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 843-525-6257 for reservations. “We are so excited about our new venue, which is located in the community where you will find the Friends of Caroline Hospice office. Now as we prepare for our largest attendance ever, the 2012 Friends Fashion Show will be held at The Shed, where there will be a completely different look,” explains Fashion co-chairpersons Janet Thompson and Sharon Dwyer, pictured at right.

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By Pamela Brownstein

Lunch Bunch spared no calories as we indulged in the yummy comfort food at Carolina Wings & Rib House in Port Royal. After sharing a plate of their renowned Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, Elizabeth and I both hit the salad bar. (It makes me feel less guilty, and a trip to the salad bar is included with the Wing Plate.) April ordered a salad too made with iceberg and romaine lettuce with shredded carrots, red cabbage, bacon, tomatoes, onion, croutons and buffalo chicken with honey mustard dressing. Kim tried Rob’s Chili: a hearty meat and tomato based chili with beans and just the right amount of heat. Buck savored a grilled chicken wrap on a tomato basil tortilla and filled with strips of grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and ranch dressing, with a side of sweet potato fries. Elizabeth sampled the Wing Plate with 10 boneless wings and Wing Chips. The wings were covered with hot sauce, so they definitely had a kick. I also had the Wing Plate, but mine came with nine regular wings — half honey mustard and half lemon pepper flavor — as well as a side of Wing Chips, Carolina Wings’ legendary potato chips that come with a side of ranch dressing. They are so good. I could dip everything into that ranch sauce. Nikki knew exactly what she wanted: the riblet

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strips. She chose CW’s classic sauce to cover the slowcooked riblets, and also a side of Wing Chips. With TVs at almost every individual table, as well as above the bar and around the restaurant, Carolina Wings provides the perfect atmosphere to watch multiple sports games at once, especially now that baseball season is upon us. It has a jovial environment that’s family friendly in the large dining area, or you can choose to just sit at the bar. Carolina Wings is located at 1714 Ribaut Road in Port Royal. For take out, call 843-379-5959 or visit Open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; bar stays open until 2 a.m.

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Today, we have a piece of California wine history that involves one winery and one person. But the two of them are so closely intertwined that our lesson is a big and important, and interesting and fun too. Buena Vista Winery is the oldest commercial winery in California. It was founded, in Carneros, in 1857, by Agoston Haraszthy. Haraszthy was born in Hungary in 1812. He came from a noble family: noble but not very wealthy. Still, his background gave him a far better education than most other immigrants at the time. He also had a great ambition and talent for self-promotion. Today, it can be difficult to separate fact from legend when it comes to Haraszthy, but here goes. He arrived in New York in 1840 and traveled to Wisconsin with a cousin. While there, he laid out a town that became Sauk City, raised livestock and grew wheat and hops. Then, he travelled to Budapest to see his wife, parents and three sons. In 1842, the whole family returned to Wisconsin. This time Haraszthy bought land, ran a steamboat line and experimented with “vitis lambrusca” grape vines. (These were native American vines, not the “vitis vinifera” vines that were in Europe.). Wisconsin winters were not friendly to Haraszthy’s health though, so news from California of gold and wonderful weather prompted him to move his family to the West Coast. They settled in San Diego. In San Diego, Haraszthy went into various businesses, got himself elected sheriff, built a new jail, and, not to be left out, planted Mission grape vines. When California became a state, Haraszthy was elected to the state legislature which resulted in his family moving to San Francisco. And he bought more land. In 1853, Haraszthy and one of his sons, Geza, along with some partners, took advantage of a federal program that let them claim land in a canyon south of San Francisco called Crystal Springs. It was on this land that he first experimented with “vinifera” grapes. At the same time as he was planting European grapes south of the city, Haraszthy, along with other Hungarian partners, opened a business to assay and refine gold. Luckily, in 1854, the first San Francisco branch of the U.S. mint was opened. Haraszthy was appointed assayer








that his father was the first to bring Zin into the state in 1852. Because this son was a well known sparkling wine producer in San Francisco and the president of the state board of agricultural commissioners, his claim was widely believed. Despite some challenges over the years, truth or legend, Haraszthy is still considered to be the founder of the California wine business. His title as the “Count” is a tribute to his accomplishments and legacy. Today, Buena Vista Carneros Winery, its new formal name, makes a wine to honor their founder called“The Count.” Of course it is. It is a blend of grapes from Sonoma vineyards, each fermented separately, aged in American, French and Hungarian oak as needed and then blended into the finished wine. The grapes in it are Merlot, Syrah and, yes, Zinfandel. And it definitely delivers as the tribute it is meant to be. The bouquet is rich and opulent with black currant, cherries and hints of espresso. The flavors are those plus more - plum, blackberry, baking spices like cinnamon and cardamom. And the texture? Big, full, juicy, silky smooth. There is a subtle power to this wine the comes across in all its layers. As you go through your first glass, every sip is your new best friend. Truly amazing, and for $17.99. How often do we get to have a glass with a Count? Now we can have “The “Count,” by the glass or the bottle. Makes us all royalty, for a bit at least. Enjoy!

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A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat AMATA THAI FUSION: 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; L.D. ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D.



524-7771; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.

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

BACK PORCH GRILL: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 525-9824; L.D.

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

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

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


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

CAROLINA DOG & DELI: 968 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L. CAROLINA WINGS & RIB HOUSE: 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal;

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


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


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

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

FACTORY CREEK FISH COMPANY: 71 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 379-3288; Seafood; L.D.

Is the cute little Thai restaurant near Bellamy Curve on Boundary Street a fabulous place to have lunch? Yes, indeed.Yes! Thai Indeed is located at 911 Boundary Street, Beaufort. For take out, call 843-986-1185. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 to 9 p.m. for dinner. Friday and Saturday, dinner is from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday brunch is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SANDBAR & GRILL: 41B Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 524-3663; L.D. SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D. SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

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


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

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

HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21,

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

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


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

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

MAGGIE’S PUB & EATERY: 17 Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D. MAGNOLIA BAKERY CAFE: 703


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

STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;

Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

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

HECKLERS: 2121 Boundary St., Suite 100, Beaufort Town Center Beaufort; 3792090; L.D.



MARKETPLACE NEWS: 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 470-0188; Ice cream and sandwich cafe; B.L.

SUWAN THAI: 1638 Paris Ave., Port


Square, Beaufort; 379-2160; B, L.

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

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; Japanese; L.D. ISLAND GRILL: 7 MLK Drive, St.

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

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


Helena Island; 838-2330; L.

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

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,


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

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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

burgers; 379-8555; L.D.

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

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

Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D. Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

SUZARA’S KITCHEN: Newcastle SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive, Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.

TOOTING EGRET BISTRO: 706 Craven St., Beaufort; 521-4506; B.L.

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


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

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


PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

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

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

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


KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

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

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


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

FUJI RESTAURANT: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D.

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

PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 525-

FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway, Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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


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

Island; 522-9700; L.D.

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

LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway;

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

1946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D.

PORT ROYAL PASTA COMPANY: 1340 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 379-0146; D

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THEME: KINGS & QUEENS Across 1. *In 1957 this group honored MLK Jr. 6. Berate or annoy 9. “The ____ Thing,” movie 13. Islam’s Supreme Being 14. Short for Elijah 15. Indulgent shopping trip 16. Shabby and tatty 17. *Kingdom of ___ in Northern Morocco 18. Mothball substitute 19. *Last king of Lydia 21. *Queen’s lead 23. Greed, e.g. 24. Skin opening 25. *Tutankhamun, e.g. 28. Mine is yours? 30. Some use gas, others are electric 35. 3rd and 5th in Manhattan 37. 2 more than eagle, pl. 39. *John Philip Sousa, aka The _____ King 40. ____ market 41. ___-__-la 43. “The Dark Knight” actor 44. Permit 46. America’s choice 47. Strikebreaker 48. To close again 50. Like an ear infection 52. Estimated arrival 53. Wildcat 55. Spelling competition 57. Special anniversary 61. *Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson 65. Wombs 66. Pastrami on ___ 68. Tightly-twisted cotton thread 69. Shermans in World War II 70. Victory sign 71. Administrative 72. “____ So Fine” 73. “Yakety ___” 74. Lays in peace

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fter spending billions on bomb-detection equipment, the Pentagon now says the best tool for the job is ... a dog. They’re called the Vapor Wakes and they are the newest, and the oldest, defense against bad guys with bombs. The Vapor Wakes are currently hard at work in New York City. A good dog is a natural super soldier: strong yet acrobatic, fierce yet obedient. It can leap higher than most men and run twice as fast. Its eyes are equipped for night vision, its ears for supersonic hearing, its mouth for subduing the most belligerent prey. But its true glory is its nose. In the 1970s, researchers found that dogs could detect even a few particles per million of a substance; in the ’90s, more subtle instruments lowered the threshold to particles per billion; the most recent tests have brought it down to particles per trillion. Just as astonishing, is a dog’s acuity — the way it can isolate and identify compounds within a scent, like the spices in a soup. Drug smugglers often try to mask the smell of their shipments by packaging them with coffee beans, air fresheners, or sheets of fabric softener. To see if this can fool a dog, behavioral scientists will flood a


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laboratory with different scents, then add minute quantities of heroin or cocaine to the mix. In one case, says Paul Waggoner, a behavioral scientist at the Canine Detection Research Institute, at Auburn University, home of the Vapor Wake Detection (VWD) program, “the whole damn lab smelled like a Starbucks,” but the dogs had no trouble honing in on the drug. “They’re just incredible at finding the needle in the haystack,” Waggoner said. Since 2001, the number of uniformed police in New York has dropped by 17 percent. In that same period, the canine force has nearly doubled. It now has around a hundred dogs, divided among the narcotics, bomb, emergency-response and transit squads. The difference between a Vapor Wake dog and a regular search dog — one

that can locate stationary explosives or contraband — is that Vapor Wakes are trained to pick up on the moving scent of explosives in a crowd, enabling officers to scan a large amount of people in a short time. The VWD dog samples the plume of air coming off a person and/or what they are carrying as the person passes through a crowd. The dog can also detect an explosive’s vapor-wake after a person has left an area and follow the vaporwake to the explosive source. An account of a police dog’s search for explosives in a staged simulation in Grand Central Terminal had me stunned. A decoy, with a small amount of explosives in a backpack was sent on a pre-set route through the train station. Thirty minutes later, as trains were moving in and out of the terminal and thousands of passengers are moving in and out, the Vapor Wake

dog, Ray, a female Labrador, was released to track her target. And she found him. Her reward? A good game of fetch with her tennis ball. A VWD dog is specifically bred and prepared its entire life to succeed in this line of work. A puppy enters the Detector Dog Raising Program upon birth. Various environmental exposures are engineered to help develop the puppy’s natural abilities during the first 12 months of its life. Auburn uses primarily sporting breeds in this line of work because they can operate within a crowd causing less or no disruption. After a puppy, or now adult canine, completes the Detector Dog Raising Program, it returns to the Canine Detection Training Center. A dog then receives six weeks of vigorous training at the center before a handler is assigned. Upon the student/ handler’s arrival, they enter, as a team, into a 10-week basic explosives handler course. Upon graduating the basic course, the team receives a minimum of two additional weeks of training in their operational environment. Continued training in the operational environment is critical to the team’s continued success. Training and breeding Vapor Wake dogs costs $20,000 per animal.

pet-related EVENTS

Annual Pet and Kids Fair at Habersham

On Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., come to the 4th Annual Pet and Kids Fair. The event will be expanding this year to include performance groups and a low-cost wellness and rabies clinic. In addition, Jumpin Jaxx will have activities for children and The Green Room will be hosting contests and games for the dogs. Visit the website at to learn more and post your cutest, ugliest, owner look-a-like, most disturbing, most spoiled and more pet pictures. Great prizes from local businesses will be given for winners. Please come out

to the Habersham Marketplace. Make your reservation for the vet clinic as soon as possible. Here is a schedule of the entertainment: • 10-10:20: Junior Orchestra Performance • 10: Dog Agility Demonstration 10:20-10:40: Dog Contests and Games • 10:40-11: Gymnastic Performances • 11-11:30: Studio B Dance Performances • 11:30-12: Dog Contests and Games • 12: Dog Agility Demonstration • 12:30-1: Karate Demonstrations • 1: Picture Contest Winners Announced • 1:30-2: Final Games and Contests • Kids Activities: All Day

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what to do ‘Catholic School Girls’ on stage at ARTworks

“Catholic School Girls” is produced by Misspent Youth Productions and written by Casey Kurrti and will be in the black box theater at ARTworks March 29 - 31 at 7:30 p.m.; April 1 at 3 p.m. In this satire of Catholic school life in the 1960s, four actresses play the nuns and the first through eighth grade girls at St. George’s School in Yonkers. An amusing portrait emerges, of girls maturing to the threshold of adolescence as they experience bonds of friendship, reprimands from authority figures, pressures from home, as well as the Beatles, the Addams Family, the Supremes and the election of a Catholic president. The black box theater at ARTworks is in Beaufort Town Center, at 2127 Boundary Street. Tickets are $17 and online at www.; Thursday, March 29 is “Pay What You Can” ($5 minimum.)

St. Helena has free organ performance

Organist Rhonda Sider Edgington, of Holland, Michigan, will give a free performance at the Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal), 505 Church Street, on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. This will be the first evening organ recital scheduled by the church as part of its Tricentennial Celebration Spring Concert Series. For more information, contact Pat Gould at or 843-522-1712 or visit

Spaghetti dinner raises money for Relay for Life

Let the Beaufort Lions Club cook a Spaghetti Dinner for you Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive. Meals are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Eat in or take out, but either way you’ll be raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.

Fraternity sponsors annual car wash

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., XI Gamma Lambda Chapter of Beaufort County will sponsor their annual car wash in support of March for Babies- March of Dimes. Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store, 1900 Boundary Street on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Grace & Glory Uptown is giving away chickens!

Chicks for Chicks Event will be held Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at GRACE & GLORY Uptown, 1029 Boundary Street (next to Talbots). Through World Vision (www.worldvision. org) we are donating chickens to hungry families. Help us reach our goal! • Every $100 you spend on March 31st we will give a chicken to a hungry family in Africa. • We are offering a “Pick a Chick” discount 20-50% off one item; • Food, Fun and Fabulous Fashions We’re giving away chickens! Why chickens? • Fresh eggs raise the levels of protein and other nutrients in a family’s diet; • The sale of extra eggs and chickens can

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pay for vital basics like rice, milk and school supplies; • Families can sell the offspring for extra income or share them with other families.

Beaufort Moose Lodge has Beatles tribute band

The Beaufort Moose Lodge #1855 is presenting an alcohol free, fundraising concert featuring the band “1964 The Tribute” on Saturday, March 31 at Beaufort Town Center. All net proceeds will go to Friends Of Caroline Hospice and “Moose Charities.” Rolling Stone Magazine says, “1964 is the best Beatles tribute on earth.” Sponsors for this fundraiser are Stokes Honda of Beaufort, Stokes Brown Toyota of Beaufort, Stokes Used Car Center of Beaufort, Stokes Brown Toyota of Hilton Head, Beaufort Marine Supply and 104.9 The SURF. Tickets for this event are online at www. 20% discount code (tommymoose1855).

Sons of Confederate Veterans hold meeting

Beaufort County’s Gen. Richard H. Anderson Camp #47 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 2. Meetings are held in the Harmony Masonic Lodge located at 2710 Depot Road in Beaufort, starting promptly at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Joe Long, Curator of Education for the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia who will speak on “Through Fiery Trials: Religion in the Civil War”. Meetings are open to the public and guests, ladies are welcome to attend as well. Those interested in learning more about the SCV are encouraged to attend or review the Camp’s web site scvcamp47beaufortsc. com. Please contact Commander Jim Thomas with any questions you may have at 843-592-2299.

Come hear bluegrass at Pickin by the River

Pickin by the River (venue is bluegrass, oldtime,country and folk) will be held Saturday, April 7, from Noon to 5:30 p.m. at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Pickers and listeners are welcome. Bring a chair and join us for the day. There are plenty of places to eat on the waterfront or bring a picnic lunch. No alcohol, no drums, no glass bottles, no charge. Stage show and open jams (throughout the park). Beginners to advanced players are welcome. It’s a great time to hone your talent or just to learn. If you have a group that would like to play on stage, please call Pat at 843-379-9084.

Bay Street Outfitters hosts fly fishing meeting

Wednesday, April 11 is the next meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers at 6 p.m. at Bay Street Outfitters in Beaufort. Following a social hour, the club will recognize the winner of its recent flyonly redfish tournament. Tom Blair won with five fish and received a trophy and $100 gift certificate. The program will be a talk on cobia fishing. The club’s perennial winner of its fly-caught-cobia competition, Paul Burton, will share his secrets on finding and catching these great fighters. The public is invited to attend, especially if interested in fly fishing. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort. com for more club information or call Jack Baggette at 522-8911.

Church to hold Spirit Fill Service ‘The Cross’

A Spirit Fill Service will be held at The Foot Of The Cross on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m., 168 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island. For more information, call Bennie Dudley at 843838-3909.

Women’s coastal skills clinic at Hunting Island

Weekend workshop to expand women’s knowledge of the Lowcountry outdoors! Weekend begins on the afternoon of Friday, April 13 with a Naturalistguided “Secrets of the Salt Marsh” tour. Twelve educational, hands-on programs will be offered, including a History of the Lighthouse, Birding 101, Cast Netting, Salt Marsh Kayaking, Shell Fishing, Beachcombing, How to Make a Dreamcatcher and more. Meals included, camping accommodations at Hunting Island and a special rate on a hotel in nearby Frogmore available. Event runs from afternoon of Friday, April 13 through afternoon of Sunday, April 15, at Hunting Island State Park, 2555 Sea Island Parkway Hunting Island. The cost is $189 per person, plus cost of accommodations (deadline is April 1, limited to 60 women, 16 and over). Contact for reservations, more information, and accommodations is Amanda C. Wood at 843-838-7437.

Library commemorates Titanic 100 anniversary

The Beaufort library will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic with a one-man theatrical presentation by Howard Burnham on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. The

acclaimed one-man show, “Take her to the Sea, Mr. Murdoch,” is a 45-minute fully costumed dramatic monologue in which actor Howard Burnham, in costume as Captain E. J. Smith, will trace the history of transatlantic steam navigation while providing his take on the Titanic’s disastrous demise. There is no charge; space is limited to 75 persons. Howard Burnham is an Englishman who lives in Columbia. His acclaimed self-researched and written one-man shows have played throughout England and on the B.B.C.

Women’s group hosts fashion show luncheon

“Springing into Fashion Do’s” by Belks with the Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will be held Thursday, April 19, at St. Helena Parish Hall located at 507 Newcastle Street. Doors open at 11:45 and lunch is served at 12:15. Speaker for the day is Martha Cahoon, artist and author, whose topic will be “Painted Hope into Her Life”. Luncheon and program is $12 and reservations must be in by Friday, April 13 and cancelled no later than Monday, April 16. To make reservations, email or call Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or All women of the community are welcomed.

Habersham readies for Earth Day celebration

The Habersham community’s Green Committee is sponsoring an art contest, “Up-Cycled Art in Downtown Habersham,” of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork comprised of “junk/trash” or other items that would normally end up in a landfill in conjunction with Earth Day celebration. There will be two separate contests: Adults and Children, Grades K – 12. The entries will be judged and on display during the Earth Day celebration on April 20, 4-7 p.m. during the regularly scheduled Farmers Market in the Habersham Marketsquare. Deadline for application submission is April 1. For information and application to participate, please contact Merle Wolfgang, mwolfgang47@gmail. com. The winners will be recognized and awarded during the festival. This family friendly event is designed to educate the community on options for a greener way of living. There will be fun and educational children’s activities throughout the Marketplace. Meet local farmers and sample their goods while listening to live music by Billy Drysdale. Various “green” groups, organizations and exhibitors will showcase their products and services.

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that’s a wrap!

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

The Island News covering northern beaufort county

weekend scenes from

march 1-7, 2012



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

happY wINOs

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

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


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

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

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

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