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MARCH 24-31, 2011

Hair cut helps save hearts


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Today’s perception of a typical high school student is akin to the economy. Everyone has a definition, a theory and a story. With their heads tucked inches from an iPad, their fingers in full attack mode of a text, and cloaked in the latest fashion of indifference, the portrayal of students is often in a dim, unflattering light. The truth is, the world is swarming with energetic, positive, dedicated teens with a social conscience that is far deeper than fashion and folly. They have somehow maintained precious optimism with views and ideas certain to cure the symptoms of a world sick with doubt. This week I met Pete Olsson who not only is president of the Beaufort Academy Student Body Government, but an all-around goal-achieving young man. HAIR CUT continued on page 16

Lief Kopperneas gives Pete Olsson a new hair cut called “The Friar.”

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Top: Characters under the dining room table. Above: The entire cast.

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he Dining Room” takes place, not surprisingly, in an American dining room, where six actors play 57 characters in 18 scenes taking place both over 80 years’ time and over the course of a single day. Playwright A.R. Gurney explores the ways in which the upper-crust once used this almost mythical space as a haven from the world outside, while their children and their “help” often felt oppressed by it. None of the vignettes is connected to the others by anything other than the dining room setting. And there are no familial links between the characters in the various scenes. As one critic put it, “The lynchpin that holds this play together isn’t the stream of characters, who reveal their humanity in scenes both dramatic and comic, it’s the table and chairs. They are the only constant, and their presence is always keenly felt... The room represents not


When: March 24 - 26th at 8 pm; March 27th at 3 pm; March 31 - April 2 at 8 pm; and April 3 at 3 pm. Where: ARTworks’ Black Box Theater, Beaufort Town Center, Boundary Street. What else: Tickets are $15, $10 for students, and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. The March 24 and March 31 performances are “Pay What You Can.” Seating is reserved, so get tickets early. Tickets can be purchased at ARTworks Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm and Saturday from 12 pm – 4 pm, by calling 843.379.2787, or online at www.

a particular home or family, but a host of such dining rooms peopled by families in varying degrees of stability or disintegration.” Scenes jump from one era to another, and sometimes the action overlaps, so that before one scene is finished, characters from the next scene enter. DINING continued on page 17

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Garnering first prizes in international competitions has become routine for baritone Randall Scarlata. In addition to first prizes in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Das Schubert Lied International Competition in Vienna, and the Joy in Singing Competition in New York and the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Debut Recital Award, Scarlata was also the recipient of a Fulbright to study at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna and holds a masters degree from the Juilliard School. He will sing Beethoven folk songs for voice, piano, violin and cello and songs by

American composers Charles Ives and Aaron Copland. Pianist Andrew Armstrong, who has received more than 25 first prizes in national and international competitions, will add Beaufort to his long list of engagements at major music venues in Europe, Asia, and South and North America. Playing the “ex-Cadiz,” a 1722 Stradivarius, violinist Jennifer Frautschi will return to the Beaufort stage with Artistic Director and cellist Edward Arron to complete the evening’s ensemble. Once again, Arron has arranged a varied program with works by both Clara and Robert

Schumann as well as Beethoven, Ives and Copland. The concert will conclude with the intimate and other-worldly d minor piano trio by Robert Schumann. For more complete bios of the artists and for a complete program, go to For advance tickets, call Staci Breton at 843-208-8246, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tickets are also available at the door. Tickets start at $40. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the concert will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at the USCB Performing Arts Center on Carteret Street.


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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their spring exhibit this week, Beaufort Art Association is proud to announce the winners of this year’s auspicious event. This year more than $4,000 was awarded including more than $400 to high school students. The show and sale will run through Sunday, March 27 and be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 4 p.m. As in the past several years, the exhibit was located at the Charles “Lind” Brown Activity Center on the corner of Greene and Hamar streets in downtown Beaufort. The public is invited to this free event. Best in Show was awarded to Mary Grayson Segars for “Bricks, Plaster, Mortar and Glass.” First Place: Heather Wanamaker, “Still Life With Grinder”; Second Place (The Ann Hyde Memorial Award): Hetty Nijman, “Window to the West”; Third Place: Don Lundstrum, “Tee Time”; The J. Carroll Stevenson Memorial Award for Watermedia: Robert Steinmetz, “McLoon’ Wharf ”; The Rick Stevenson Memorial Award for Photography:

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Chris Kirk, “Dune Defender”; BAA Founders Award: Margery Boyle, “What’s a Nice Girl Like You…”; Letty Lee Saville Memorial Award for Excellence: Polly Swenson, “Precarious Perch”; Lissa Addington Memorial Award for Digital Art: Joan Templer, “Self Portrait.” Eight Memorial Awards went to: Eric Horan, “Great Egret”; Phyllis Kaupp-Seas, “Le Parapoulie Rouge”; Pati True-Maddox, “Little Sallly Saucer”; Vickie Bailey Ebbers,

“Hannah”; Audrey Montgomery, “Dolly’s Camelia’s”; Michael Pearson, “Blue Birds”; Christine Seabrook, “Belle”; Anne Hakala, “The Protector.” Four Awards of Merit: Tricia Gardner, “Sunset Point”; Eve Miller, “Light on the Marsh”; Gayle Gilford,“Springtime in Charleston”; Larry Kay, “First Flight Young Osprey.” Four Honorable Mentions were awarded: Mary Lee Grove, “Red”; Arlene Peck, “Creek Boats”; Marilee Sartori, “The Dragster Revisited”; Joyce Howell-Peckham, “Ode to Georgia, Study #2”. The EBA gift certificate for a Giclee was awarded to Carol Newsome for “Personality and Arttitude”. High School students from all four area schools submitted artwork. Best in Show (The Geneva Litchfield Memorial Award) was given to Pegan McLemore for “Umbrella.” First Place: Ryan Cerillo for “Patrol”; Second Place: LaShonda Moore for: “Celeb Worship”; Third Place: Latisha Stokes for “Building Blocks”; Honorable Mention: Jasmine Simmons-Brown for “Painting #1”; and Caitlin Sedrick for “Untitled.”


NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY CHOIR The Concert Choir of North Greenville University will perform a free show at the Baptist Church of Beaufort on Sunday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. The choir consists of 42 singers, many of whom are preparing for careers in music education and music ministry. In addition to the choir, the North Greenville Singers, an auditioned ensemble from the choir, will sing at the concert.

CHURCH PRESENTS FREE ORGAN CONCERT Organist and Choir Master of the Church of the Resurrection in New York City, David Enlow will perform at Beaufort’s Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal) on April 1 as part of its spring series of Friday Organ Concerts at noon. He is a member of the organ faculty of The Juilliard School in New York and the founding director of Cappella New York, a semi-professional choral society now in its fifth season. Enlow is widely known as a concert organist of great accomplishment and distinction both in his native Canada and the United States. He holds both an undergraduate and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Paul Jacobs and John Weaver. He is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, where he won the S. Lewis Elmer prize, and an Associate of the Royal David Enlow Canadian College of Organists, where he won the Barker Prize. David Enlow has won several national performance competition first prizes including those of the Arthur Poister Competition and the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival USA. Locally, the 45-minute concert will be performed on the church’s Taylor and Boody organ, an instrument that is modern yet reminiscent of the organ-building practices used during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and is a two-manual organ with 19 stops and more than 1,150 pipes housed in a beautifully crafted oak case. The concerts are open and free to the public. For more information about the artists being featured in the spring series, please go to For more information, contact Pat Gould, the church’s music director, at (843) 522-1712 or email

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Over the past three weeks there have been meetings to talk about what residents like, do not like, and offer suggestions about ways to improve those features of our city that affected them. More than 200 people participated in the process to date. As a percentage of the city, that is a small number. During the next week, there will be more opportunities to talk with planners and implementers. Please find the time to learn more about what is taking place and share your thoughts, concerns and ideas for a better Beaufort. It is your town and you now have an opportunity to participate in planning its future.

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When Beaufort released the city’s state-mandated 10-year comprehensive plan about two years ago, many who did not participate in the workshops and/or charettes were surprised by parts of the plan that could touch their lives or affect the character of their neighborhoods. Some were pleased with what they saw; others were not. In response to those concerns, and through my basic belief in civic engagement, I assured all that when we took the next step toward implementing the plan — for improving the city, block by block, and neighborhood by neighborhood — there would be time for everyone to be heard.

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The time to get involved is now Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling can also be reached by email at

A few weeks ago I sent out a notice that the process was beginning and the initial focus would be on what is called Sector 1, which is defined as the area boundaried from Ribaut Road to the West to the Beaufort River to the East and from the Beaufort River from the South to the Beaufort River to the North.

Public input is needed as Civic Master Plan moves forward Building Beaufort’s future continues next week with a weeklong planning workshop to take public input from recent sessions and create designs for neighborhoods in the downtown area. The workshop is led by the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission through the Office of Civic Investment. “This is one of many steps toward creating not just a vision, but a reality for what our future can be and will be,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said. “Two years ago we created our 10 year comprehensive plan called ‘Vision Beaufort’ and now is the time to being implementing the plan on a block by block, neighborhood basis.” Joe DeVito, chairman of the BeaufortPort Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission, agreed. “While most comprehensive plans sit on shelf collecting dust until it is time to update them in five years, in honor of Beaufort celebrating its 300th birthday this year, we are busily working to launch Beaufort’s fourth century,” he said. The first planning session focuses on Sector 1, which includes Beaufort’s historic district (downtown, The Point, Northwest Quadrant, The Old Commons and The Bluff neighborhoods); Pigeon Point; Uptown Beaufort along the easternmost Boundary Street Corridor; Higginsonville; and Whitehall (on Lady’s Island). Future sessions over the next 18 months will cover the rest of the city. “Each neighborhood has its history, unique character and physical attributes upon which we will respect, build upon and not destroy,” said Jon Verity, Chairman of the City Redevelopment Commission, which is overseeing the contract with the Office of Civic Investment and The Lawrence Group to complete the new Civic Master Plan for Beaufort. Preceded by interviews and meetings with neighborhood groups, designers, property owners, real estate developers

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and other professionals, the “slow charette” process take place between March 22 – 28. During the intensive process, designers will be sketching potential options for housing concepts, neighborhoods improvements , street corners, sidewalks, streetscapes, public open spaces and parks and appropriate commercial spaces uniquely appropriate for the City. With the Redevelopment Commission, they will be also developing policies and programs, and seeking out partnerships to implement needed infrastructure, infill and redevelopment projects. There will be opportunities for the public to view and comment on the concepts throughout the process. The design studio will be open for public view from 4-7 p.m. Thursday March 24; and Friday, March 25, at 209 Charles Street near the corner of Charles and Bay streets in downtown Beaufort. The goal?“Coming out of this intensive weeklong charette, our goal is to develop design plans at the neighborhood, block and site levels, and to start drawing up recommended policy and infrastructure recommendations to the City leaders,” said Josh Martin, who leads the process for the Office of Civic Investment. Specific targets include: 1. Pre-packaged projects/deals for interested property owners and potential investors; 2. Examples of implementation of form-based code; 3. Policy recommendations to the city for more streamlined regulations that clearly lay out consistent and predictable expectations for development and redevelopment in targeted areas of the city; 4. Infrastructure recommendations to the city including sidewalks, streetscapes, parks and other open space, streets and improving existing alley ways throughout part of the city. “The Civic Master Plan will establish principles and standards which will lead to a roadmap for all public and private

development in Beaufort. The Office of Civic Investment, working with the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission and City Council, will identify and promote investment and reinvestment opportunities, block by block, in each neighborhood throughout the city, not just one or two neighborhoods,” Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said. Previous public sessions included workshops with neighborhood associations (Feb. 17), the development community (Feb. 24), a neighborhood walk-around tour (Feb. 26), a Redevelopment Commission presentation (March 3), and a retail and marketing session March 8. All told, more than 200 people attended those meetings. Comments from the workshops included observations and goals such as: • Widen the public perception of “downtown Beaufort” from simply Bay Street to include the areas bordered by Bay, Carteret, Boundary streets and Ribaut Road; • Help Beaufort grow while maintaining its historic character; • Create improved sidewalks to increase walkability; • Capitalize upon the variety of educational opportunities in the area, including public and private schools as well as the Beaufort College campus of USCB and the Technical College of the Lowcountry; • Add more mixed-use of residential above retail; • Attract new and varied retailers and office spaces; • Expand the area’s economic base; • Provide incentives to encourage development downtown; • Affordable housing including smallscale multi-family units and accessory dwelling units; • Create more parking opportunities throughout the entire downtown area. For frequent updates on the planning process, visit and


Fort Fremont topic of lecture series The history of Fort Fremont, Beaufort County’s oncehidden Spanish-American War remnant, will be the topic of Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Dinner and a Lecture, Monday, March 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m., at the Verdier House, 801 Bay St. Dr. Ray Rollings, a professional engineer with worldwide military construction experience and a member of the newly-formed Friends of Fort Fremont, will discuss the history of the battery with historic photographs. Significant as one of only two surviving coastal fortifications in the United States intact from the SpanishAmerican War, the fort was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Once a sprawling, weedchoked and neglected structure

at Land’s End on St. Helena Island, the fortification and surrounding 15 acres were bought by Beaufort County in 2006 with the plan to establish a park. It was built in 1898 to protect Beaufort from enemy incursions into Port Royal Sound. Decommissioned in 1911, it was in private hands from 1930 until purchased by the county five years ago.

Rollings will clarify many misconceptions related to the structure and put it in perspective with both local defense history and national coastal defense policy. Open to HBF members and non-members, the lecture series takes place on the second floor of the Verdier House, and features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The talks are presented from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by audience questions. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture. Admission to the lecture is $15/$25 per member/ member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/nonmember couple, respectively. Seating is limited; call 379-3331 to make reservations.

NEWS BRIEFS New hours at Exchange Club county rec centers celebrates 100th Beaufort County Parks & Leisure Services has adjusted the hours of operations at some recreation facilities. • Buckwalter Recreation Center: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on Saturday and Sunday. • Burton Wells Recreation Center: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday. • Charles “Lind” Brown Activity Center: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The National Exchange Club celebrates its 100th anniversary. To honor its organization’s centennial milestone, the Exchange Club of Beaufort will donate 100 hours in community service projects like baking 100 cupcakes for volunteers at KidFest, giving away 100 flags to the first 100 children who attend KidFest, and collecting 100 cans of soup for a local food pantry, just to name a few. For more information about getting involved in the Exchange Club, visit www.

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pring is finally here! In honor of the extra time that will be spent outdoors going to the beach, boating, outdoor sporting events and such, I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone of the importance of protecting our eyes from the sun. You need to wear sunglasses that block 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays. By protecting your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with sunglasses, you can reduce risks for some minor or serious eye problems. UV damage adds up over time, so the sooner you begin protecting your eyes, the better, even if you’re in your teens or early adult years. Doing so may reduce risks for pterygium (a benign growth), cataract, age-related macular degeneration, uveal Dr. Mark Siegel, cancer (iris, retina MD, FAAO and choroid) as Medical director of Sea well as skin cancers Island Ophthalmology, of the eyelids. Also board certified, make sure children American Board of and older family Ophthamology, www. seaislandophthamology. members are com. 525-1500. protected as well. Keep these additional tips in mind, especially during summer or during water or snow sports, since these conditions intensify light reflection into the eyes. Light is also more intense at higher altitudes. • Wear a hat with a broad brim, in addition to sunglasses. • Don’t be fooled by clouds: The sun’s rays can pass through haze and thin clouds. Sun damage to eyes can occur anytime during the year, not just in the summertime. • Take special care at peak sun times: It’s especially important to wear sunglasses between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest. So get outdoors and start enjoying the weather that we’ve all been waiting for. Just remember wear your sunglasses!


March is colorectal cancer month Turning the big 5-0? Celebrate with a colonoscopy! OK. So, this may not be exactly how you want to mark the momentous occasion — unless you’re one of the estimated 102,900 people who will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year. According to the American Cancer Society’s latest figures, an estimated 51,370 men and women were expected to die of the disease in 2010, making it the second-leading cause of cancerrelated deaths in the U.S. The good news is it can be prevented with early detection and treatment. The best way to find cancer in your colon, or rectum, is with a colonoscopy, a procedure that allows the physician to look inside your entire large intestine. Most colorectal cancer develops from polyps, those insidious little growths that pop up on the lining of the intestine. The trick is to take them out before they become cancerous. “If the polyp or tumor is small enough, it can be removed during the colonoscopy,” said Beaufort Memorial Hospital gastro-

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enterologist Dr. Kevin K e a r n e y. “I’ve removed polyps that turned out to be cancerous. That was all Dr. Kevin it took to cure Kearney the cancer.” Detecting and removing polyps while they’re still precancerous can prevent up to 90 percent of colorectal cancers, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. Not all polyps become cancer. But when they do, the cancer can damage nearby tissues and organs and metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. Overall, the lifetime risk in men for developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 19. The risk for women is 1 in 20. Along with cancer, other gastrointestinal problems can be discovered during a colonoscopy. “’I have found patients with diverticulitis, colitis, bleeding vessels, as well as abnormalities that could predispose them to GI or colon cancer,” Kearney said. “The patient may not have

any symptoms or they might be embarrassed to talk about them.” The American Cancer Society recommends men and women at average risk for colorectal cancer have their first colonoscopy at age 50 and then every 10 years after that if the screening turns up clear and there is no family history of the disease. “A colonoscopy is just as important as a mammogram or pap smear,” said Kearney, who practiced in New Jersey for 18 years before opening Beaufort Memorial Center for Digestive Diseases last fall. During a colonoscopy, a doctor moves a long, lighted tube with a tiny camera into your rectum and through your colon. If polyps are found, they can be removed with a special tool attached to the scope. Patients are sedated during the procedure, so they don’t feel a thing. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re 50 and haven’t already had a colonoscopy, schedule one today. It could save your life. For more information, visit Dr. Kearney can be reached at (843) 522-7890.


Southern Graces Bistro Southern Graces Bistro, located at 809 Port Republic St. (inside The Beaufort Inn), celebrated the expansion of its lunch and Sunday brunch bistro to also include afternoon tea and dinner on Thursday, March 17. Guests were Christopher and Bethany able to sample items from Hewitt have a ceremonial ribbon cutting. the bistro’s new menus and mingle with owners Carlotta Ungaro, Mayor Christopher and Bethany Billy Keyserling and 303 Associates Chief Hewitt and their staff. In addition to Executive Officer Dick congratulatory and Stewart, the couple welcome remarks by was presented with a Beaufort Regional personalized photo and Chamber President official congratulations

from Congressman Joe Wilson’s office. Southern Graces Bistro specializes in upscale Southern food with a luxurious Lowcountry spin on classics and a modern take on fantastically fresh food. The bistro is open Tuesday - Sunday. Lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., afternoon tea from 2-4 p.m., dinner from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Make reservations by calling 843-379-0555 or email reservations@ southerngracesbeaufort. com.

KINGHORN INSURANCE WELCOMES NEW PARTNER Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort, LLC is pleased to announce the association of a new partner, Garrett Wreden. Garrett graduated from Beaufort Academy and is a 2005 graduate of The University of Georgia Terry College of Business with a degree in Risk Management & Insurance. He is a member of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. Garrett is the president elect of The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry, a member of the Beaufort Academy Board of Directors, serves as vice chair of the United Way of the Lowcountry, attends The Parish Church of Saint Helena and is a competition barbecue cook in training.

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Clean your home in no time at all A well-organized house is an easyto-care-for house. Bob Cunningham, owner of Merry Maids in Beaufort know this from experience and can offer some time-saving tips that will help you organize and clean your home in no time flat. • De-junk your home. Managing clutter takes too much time. Eliminate anything from your home that you are not currently using and donate unwanted items to charity. You will feel better about yourself and the appearance of your home. • Remove temptation. If you pile clutter on a specific table, get rid of that table. That way, you are more likely to put things where they belong. Eliminate the areas where clutter builds. • Get a mat. Use only one entry door into your home. Place an Astroturf mat outside the entry to your home.

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Riverview kicks off selling unique soccer balls Riverview Charter School is supporting the One World Futbol Organization by selling unique soccer balls, inspired by Darfur refugees and designed for play by anyone, anywhere. While watching a documentary about these children, inventor and concert producer Tim Jahnigen was inspired to design a ball that played like a real

“futbol” but would never wear out, never go flat and never need a pump. Tim’s idea remained in the concept stage until a chance conversation with the internationally-known singer/ songwriter, Sting. Sting donated money for R&D, and the first One World Futbol was born. Cost for one ball is $39.50, and you

will never have to buy a ball again. Even better, when you buy one, a second is donated to a community around the world in need. Riverview students are selling the soccer balls while learning about underdeveloped countries and their struggles. It is this term’s service learning project, and the entire school is participating.

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The French Honor Society at Beaufort High School is planning to raise $1,000 through the month of April by collecting during the last period of A-days in all the classes for the victims of the earthquake in Japan. The society is the only service organization at Beaufort High approved to raise money for Japan relief. Community members and organizations may leave contributions at the main office of BHS or call 441-0875.

public schools begin student registrations Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten registration for children planning to attend Beaufort County public schools during the 2011/2012 school year will be held the week of March 28-April 1. Child Find screenings for four-year old children who are candidates for Pre-Kindergarten will be held April 4-8. Children who will be 4 years old, on or before September 1, 2011, should register for Pre-Kindergarten; however, space is limited. These children must attend a Child Find screening during the week of April 4-8 and decisions on placement for Pre-K will be made at each school after screening is complete. Parents should call the elementary school in their attendance area to schedule an appointment for screening. Children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2011, should register for Kindergarten. Children who will be six years old by September 1, 2011, should register for first grade. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate, South Carolina Certificate of Immunization (shot record) and proof of residency. If you have questions call the district administration office at 322-2300, the PIRC/Family Learning Center in Beaufort at 521-2399 or visit

students having fun on pi day On March 14, otherwise known as pi day for the mathematical equation that begins with 3.14.....,, the fifth-grade teachers and students had a funfilled day with pi projects, pi games and a pie eating contest! Students in top row, from left: Macy Purdy, Gabii Anderson, Kaylie Richardson Bottom row: Morgan Louw and Reggie Jones.

Art work from district schools who participated in the national River of Words project is currently on display at ArtWorks. The River of Words project’s goal is to educate students about their local watersheds by combining cross-curricular activities, including visual art, science, social studies, and poetry. Lady’s Island Elementary students at the River of Words opening at ArtWorks. Back row, from left: Art teacher Stephanie Riedmayer, Madison Wyman, Amelia Evans, Bella Gregory, Caitlin Ulmer, Kennedy Clark, Deahn Holmes, and principal Marvelle Ulmer. Front row, from left: MacKenzie McDermott, Jenna Gaskins, Rebekah Gaskins, and Madison McDermott.

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Robin Leverton and Peggy Reynolds, Board Members of the South Carolina Arts Foundation and Beaufort County residents, recently hosted a party to raise awareness of the South Carolina Arts Commission and all that it does for the State of South Carolina. Not insignificant is the fact that it is the largest financial supporter to Spoleto Festival, USA, which brings in more tourist dollars to South Carolina than any other event in the state. Harriet Green, Director of Visual Arts for the South Carolina Arts Commission spoke about the recent recommendation by The House Ways and Means Committee to cut to the Arts Commission’s state appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year by 6%. This comes on the heels of Governor Nikki Haley’s proposal to eliminate all state funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission, the state agency responsible for ensuring that all citizens have equal access to and benefit from the arts. In response to inquiries and discussions about the Arts Commission’s role in the state of South Carolina, the following talking points are provided to help you answer your own questions and those of others. For more information, visit www.

Why are the arts important to South Carolinians? • Cultural industries generate 3% of the state’s economy: 78,000 jobs and over $9.2 billion annually,. Robin • Industries want to Leverton locate where there are educated, creative workers. Those workers gravitate toward communities with a thriving cultural life. • Becoming an educated, creative worker requires the skills developed by exposure to and participation in the arts. • An education that includes the arts produces higher achievement. • Tourism is South Carolina’s largest industry, and people who come for the arts stay longer and spend more. • The arts revitalize communities. Why do we need the Arts Commission? • Because it’s the only way many citizens have any access or exposure to the arts and the benefits they provide. • Because someone has to lead, organize, unite, and provide resources for the contributions the arts make to education, quality of life, and economic development across the state.

• Because grants from the Arts Commission result in thousands of jobs, over 100,000 students served, and over 6 million individual arts experiences across the Peggy state each year. Reynolds • Because private sector funding stays local, and in many communities, there is none. And, because private sector funding has no mandate for equality or transparency. • Because the citizens of the state say we do: 92% say the arts should be state-funded, almost 40% want funding increased, and almost 80% want more spent on arts education in schools. What do we get for our investment? • Return on investment: 38 to 1. Last year’s state allocation of just over $2.4 million generated over $91 million in local communities. • The knowledge and experience of arts professionals who are available to every citizen of the state for advisement and assistance, continuing over 43 years of service in spite of the recent 47% reduction in state funding and 35% reduction in staff. • Rigorous, equitable, public review of

state-funded activities, administered with transparency and accountability. • Leverage for attracting additional investment from public, private, national, and local sources. • $900,000 in federal funding awarded to a state arts agency that meets strict criteria for governance, inclusion, vision, fairness, excellence, and accountability. Can we afford it? • The Arts Commission’s current share of the state budget is (0.04%). • Elimination of the Arts Commission from the state budget would reduce the expected $1 billion shortfall by two tenths of one percent (0.2%). Forfeiture of all the benefits provided by a state arts agency would have no significant impact on the budget crisis. • Every state currently has a publicly funded, officially designated arts agency. Without the Arts Commission, South Carolina would be the only state not providing access to the arts for its citizens. Local councils supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission in Beaufort County: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island,, and Arts Council of Beaufort County,

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In honor of Charleston Fashion Week, I have named The Best Dressed Woman in Beaufort each year at this time after doing some informal ‘polling’ around town. In 2009 it was Jenny Sanford. In 2010 it was Laura Trask, (who we are now lucky to have as The Island News’ fashion columnist). And this year, for the 2011 Best Dressed Woman in Beaufort ... the winner is ... Kathy Tupper! I’ve seen Kathy at black tie balls to just wearing a T-shirt and capris and she always looks great around town. Her daytime outfits are consistently some of the best in Beaufort and her color sense is always sophisticated and pitch perfect for her. And everyone I spoke to agreed. Congratulations, Kathy! Kathy Tupper

More winners this week were announced at the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Annual Meeting at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club by Pete Palmer. Here’s the list of 2011 Award Winners: • Historic Preservation Craftsman Award – Joel Caldwell of Quality Painting • Historic Landscape Stewardship Award – Mack Cook, City of Beaufort • Historic Preservation Honor Award — City Loft Hotel, Laura and Matt McAlhaney • Historic Preservation Honor Award — Molly and John Gray, B.B. Sams House No.2 • Historic Preservation Honor Donna and Gary Lang with Beth Shaw. Award — Dataw Historic Foundation, Joel Holden, Jack Brown, John Colgan • Historic Preservation Honor Award — Breakwater Restaurant, Donna and Gary Lang, Beth Shaw • Historic Preservation Honor Award — Greyhound Flats, Kevin Cuppia • Historic Preservation Honor Award — Wren Bistro, Cindy Lawton accepting on behalf of Annie & Brad Sergent • Danner Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation — Rosalie Pazant, posthumously, for The Gullah Festival, daughter Charlotte Brown accepting • Not present: Alice Seeburg who was awarded the the Pringle Award for Lifetime Service to HBF, and the Cox family for Clarendon Plantation’s Historic Preservation Honor Award. Thanks to you all for your contribution Joel Caldwell. to the beauty that is Beaufort!

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Arts awareness party Also among the winners this week has been the educational arts programs in South Carolina (at least round one). The state assembly voted to only cut the budget for the South Carolina Arts Commission by 6% instead of totally defunding it. Peggy and Wayne Reynolds hosted an Arts Awareness Cocktail Party at their home last week and there was a big turnout by some very influential local and regional Republicans, like Bill Timmerman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of energy giant SCANA corporation which owns SCE&G, who joined with fellow Democrats in support of the arts. The South Carolina Arts Foundation is the private fundraising arm of the South Carolina Arts Commission and Peggy is a board member of the Foundation along with Robin Leverton who also hosted the event along with Bill’s wife, Debra Timmerman, who is also a board member and spoke eloquently to the assembled group about the many accomplishments of the South Carolina Arts Commission. (please read Wendy Politzer’s Profile about the organization on page 9 for more information). Local politicians like Beaufort’s Shannon Erickson received applause from the group for her recent vote in the assembly to keep funding the Arts Commission. It was noted that Beaufort County artists, writers, and arts programs have received more awards, recognition and support from the South Carolina Arts Commission than almost any other county in the state. Something that we can all be proud of. Here are some pictures from the party. Beaufort diners and visitors also won a great new place to have dinner this week as Southern Graces Bistro opened for dinner at The Beaufort Inn. The bistro is open Tuesday – Sunday. Lunch will be offered from 11a.m. - 2 p.m., afternoon tea from 2-4 p.m., dinner from 5-9 p.m. They also have a divine brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Congrats to owners Christopher and Bethany Hewitt and their staff who have worked so hard to keep their business thriving and growing.

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Riding team makes a clean sweep The Storybook Farm Riding Team had a “clean sweep” at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Regional Horse Show on Saturday, March 19. The show was held at Evermore Farm in Brooklet, Georgia. The high school team had a perfect score of 49 points by taking first place in every team class of the day. Additionally, six out of a possible seven blue ribbons were taken in the individual classes. Elise Marshall, a freshman at Beaufort High, is the “team” and “individual”

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second in Junior Varsity over Fences. In April, she will compete at Sewanee, University of the South, at the IEA Zone Championship. Additionally, Laura Chambers, a junior at Beaufort High, placed third in Varsity Individual over Fences. Competing members of the team include Eliza Hay, Paige Gainey, Grace Mcshane, Laura Chambers, Brooke Hankinson, Charlotte Pinckney, Annie Walters, Natalie Thorpe, Kai Bauer, and Elise Marshall.


SOCCER TEAMS HONOR MARGO MIDDLETON On Tuesday, March 8, the Beaufort High School Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer Teams sponsored a fundraiser to help Ms. Margo Middleton, a longtime school employee in her fight against cancer. The girls’ team won 8-0 and the boys’ team won 6-0 against Battery Creek High School. All players and coaches wore pink jerseys to show their support. After the games, players and fans dined at Rancho Grande where a portion of receipts went to a fund set up in Miss Margo’s name.

The Beaufort High School Boys Tennis Team moved to 4-2 and 1-0 in the Region by defeating Bluffton 4-3 in a close match. Malcolm Kates and James Bachety won their singles matches while Alex Angus and Damonte Glass paired up to win at Number 2 doubles 6-2, 2-6,10-3 . Malcolm Kates and James Bachety won the decisive match at Number 1 Doubles 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.



Weber Pike, a junior at Beaufort High School, has verbally accepted to play baseball at the University of South Carolina after he graduates next year. Weber, a versatile team member who can play first base, third base and center field, had a .415 Average in 2010, nine doubles, 23 RBI’s and 16 runs. He’s been chosen in the 8-AAAA All Region Team and the High School Sports Report All State Team. Congratulations on becoming a Gamecock, Weber!

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SPORTS ACADEMY TO HOST STATE GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS The 2011 SC USAG Level 5-10 State Gymnastics Championships will be hosted by Sports Academy Gymnastics, Beaufort, at the All Weather Training Center aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, March 25-27. More than 500 athletes will participate in nine sessions over the three-day event. The host team, the Sports Academy Sparklers and Hilton Head Island Gymnastics, will represent Beaufort County. More than 2,400 gymnasts, family members and spectators will attend the event. The meet is divided into 9 sessions by level, then by age groups, with no more than 20 gymnasts per age group. This marks the 4th time Sports Academy Gymnastics has been awarded a state championship meet. The public is invited to attend and there will be an admission charge. Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep is the Olympic sponsor for the event. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 6-18 $5, family $25, and military ID half price. For more information to include entrance info for Parris Island, visit

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RIENDS of Caroline Hospice is pleased to announce our 8th Annual Fashion Show featuring “Generations� on Wednesday, April 13 in the Tabby Garden at The Beaufort Inn from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Join us for an elegant luncheon offered by Southern Graces at The Beaufort Inn and view the latest Spring Fashions from local merchants including Beaufort Clothing Company, Divine Shoes, Doodlebugs, Grace & Glory, Lulu Burgess, Sweetgrass and The Red Door. FRIENDS is also pleased to be showcasing Caroline Baker Designs again this year. Additional entertainment will include keyboardist Betty Garren and narration by Natalie Daise. Admission is $55 per person. Seating is limited so please make your reservations early. Call 525-6257 for reservations or additional information. Friends of Caroline Hospice is a nonprofit, United Way organization that has been serving Beaufort residents for more than 31 years. FRIENDS was the first and only hospice in Beaufort. It was founded by Beaufortonians wishing to help a dying friend. FRIENDS is a non-profit hospice and does not accept money from our patients, their families, insurance companies or Medicare and Medicaid. We rely solely on support from the community to operate. For more information, please contact the FRIENDS office at 843-525-6257 or visit our website at

Twilight Run was a success Left: The Twilight Run was a success last Saturday, March 19, with more than 1,400 participants racing in a 5K, an 8K and a Fun Walk. More than $30, 000 was raised to benefit Riverview Charter School. Far left: Elizabeth Sanders (first grade teacher at Riverview) and her students wanted to participate in the 5k Fun Walk as a class to demonstrate their support for their Riverview.

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Raising awareness of violence against women by speaking out The following testimony is a victim’s description of a horrible act that occurred many years ago. The purpose of printing this testimony is to raise awareness of violence against women and raise funds for Hope Haven and Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) through “The Vagina Monologues.” Thirty-five years ago I was raped in my home while my 3-year-old lay next to me. My husband had just left for work; so, I thought when I heard footsteps running down the hall, it was him returning to pick up something he’d forgotten. But I was wrong. While I don’t remember much about the physical rape, I’ll never forget the fear. Was he there to rape me, rob me, or all of the above? When I finally saw daylight after removing a blindfold, I took my child to the front yard where I screamed for help. A neighbor came and took us inside. My husband was called, the police came and I was re-

traumatized all over again while waiting for over an hour in the ER with no rape counselor by my side. Afterward, I blamed myself. I stopped wearing make-up, gained weight and became depressed. My husband blamed himself for not keeping me safe. It was a tough time for the whole family. I’d only told one girlfriends, so I had little emotional support ... until I went to our local rape crisis center. There, I met many victims and realized we shared the same feelings of shame and loss. The rapist eventually raped 50 women and violently murdered 12 people. Through prayer, I’ve allowed God to heal me. I worked through some difficult times, but went on to lead a happy, productive life. Victims of sexual assault need to know they too can lead successful lives. The experience does not have to destroy you or define you. To quote Corrie ten Boom,

“Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see.” Now I have the opportunity to turn a negative experience into a positive force. A rape crisis counselor helped me 35 years ago, and now it’s my turn to pay it forward and turn my pain into power by helping others. “The Vagina Monologues” is a way of healing for a lot of women. It can give women the courage to speak up and ask for help. My involvement with Hope Haven has given me the courage to tell my story. All of the funds from “The Vagina Monologues” will go to anti-violence movements, 90% will stay in the community to benefit Hope Haven and CODA. Anyone can be a victim at any time. It happens right here and it’s time for our community to take a stand and do something to help victims. Perhaps my story will inspire others to seek help by getting counseling.

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In discussing what might have been a Hoops For Hearts fundraiser, he chose to alleviate the stress of planning, logistics, and expense it may take to take on such a project. His solution was simple, meaningful and pure brilliance. Pete has a head full of hair — well he did before Wednesday. He challenged his fellow students to donate money to the American Heart Association Cherimie in exchange for their Crane chance to determine the fate of his locks! The students made posters depicting the hair cut options that were “Saturday Night Live� worthy! These kids had a blast. On Wednesday, Pete became the proud recipient of The Friar. A fellow student, Lief Kopperneas, proudly shaved the center of Pete’s head to commensurate attaining their goal of more than $200 donated directly to the American Heart Association. What was a head full of hair turned clearly into a heart of gold. There are many young world-changers all over Beaufort. Take a moment to encourage and support them. They are our near future — weird hair cuts and all!

The wearing o’ the green was obvious on St. Patrick’s Day at Royal Pines -Lady’s Island Country Club. Owner, Jeff Fischer, along with some of the residents of Royal Pines, celebrated the day with hefty and very tasty portions of corned beef, cabbage and boiled potatoes. Murphy’s Stout was available as a special Irish treat for beer the lovers in the group. The Country Club is open for dinner each and every Thursday night, not for members only but for the entire community. Lady’s Island Country Club owner Jeff Fischer has proposed a few “deals� to the Royal Pines Community. 1. For “new members only� there is a half-price deal. Join LICC as a social member through June 2012 at half the posted price (or $300) and they will pay your HOA dues for the first year ($60). In addition, they will waive the initiation fee and absorb half the food minimum requirement. Get all the benefits of membership for, now 15+ months including access to the pool and tennis courts, discounts for golf, food and beverages, and the camaraderie of the neighborhood meeting place for cards, games, and socializing. 2. LICC is also proposing “block parties� on Thursday nights

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continued from page 1 The 1982 Off-Broadway production of “The Dining Room” ran 18 months, earned Gurney a place as a Pulitzer finalist, and established him as an important American playwright. Though Gurney did not invent the convention of actors playing multiple roles, one critic noted that he was “certainly influential in introducing the convention that made ‘The Dining Room’ such fiendishly stylish fun to watch — and still does.” Gurney’s script notes make it clear that the set should be a well-appointed dining room, set in a sort of limbo, or as if it were a roped-off exhibit in a museum. He also noted that the cast should ideally be six actors, “people of different ages, sizes and shapes as long as they are all good actors,” so they may play characters that are their “type” or completely opposite of their age and looks. The actors segue from noisy little kids to doddering old folks and every kind of character in between: eye-rolling Valley Girls, a strict, still-wealthy Depression-era father, or a stockbroker-turned-carpenter from the self-actualizing 60s. Gurney has said that he rewrote portions of dialogue and plot on nights his family attended performances, fearing they might recognize themselves and be upset. As a result, the comedy is one in which the audience can recognize themselves and their families with new insight. “It is so relatable,” said American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate Rob Spencer. “Stories of the characters transcend many generations, offering something for everyone.”

Spencer and other actors in the production agree that portraying up to ten characters each over the course of two hours was daunting at first. But now they love it. “The most challenging aspect is the emotional and mental transformations from one character to the next, sometimes one right after the other,” according to Spencer, who in one scene is a 5-year-old at a birthday party and then a very old, very rich grandfather in the scene that follows. Joellen Hirschey, a graduate of Beaufort High who attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, agreed. “I love the challenge of playing multiple roles,” she said. “It gives me the chance to really focus on my voice work and body movement. I like to take it one character at a time, getting to know her, creating a history for her. I respect and love every one of my characters, and I want to do them all justice.” Benji Morgan is a music teacher at Red Cedar Elementary in Bluffton, so he knows a thing or two about the youngsters he plays several times throughout “The Dining Room.” “I love when I get to play a young boy,” Morgan said.“It’s a blast getting in touch with my inner child ... I also enjoy my final scene as Standish (an offended blueblood, who must avenge an insult to his brother’s honor at the country club). The scene takes me out of my comfort zone and is helping me grow as an actor.” Lady’s Island resident Carrie Freeman and her husband, Allen, loaned the production their gorgeous dining room set. The actress feels “people should come and see this play because I think, especially in today’s world, it puts life in perspective. It helps us see the important things. The show isn’t just about a dining room; it’s about so much more.”

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The Lunch Bunch dined at the elegant and casual bistro, Wren, located at 210 Carteret Street in Downtown Beaufort. Wren is one of my favorite lunch spots in town, and I was so excited to eat there with my gal pals for my special “Birthday” Lunch Bunch. Lace Cruze was our server, and she was so patient with our group. We arrived one by one for at least 20 minutes, and the place was packed! But, she was a class act, and served us with a smile. The Lunch Bunch was smaller than normal this week. Pamela went on vacation to Disney World, and Barry was hard at work. So, April, Kim, Elizabeth and I enjoyed the ambiance and food at the hip restaurant, owned locally by Anne and Brad Sergent. Wren, which used to be Beaufort Realty, is situated on the popular corner between Bay and Port Republic streets. Managed by Cindy Lawson, Wren is now in its third year at its present location. I could go on and on about the décor of the interior. It’s so my taste! It’s Lowcountry mixed with industrial panache. Burlaps mixed with steel, twine accenting exposed brick, oversized chairs that invite laidback sophistication. You can come off the boat to visit the bar or dine before a symphony at Wren. The interior is attractive to all types. Yes, I go for the atmosphere and friendly servers. But I also frequent Wren for their delicious food! And, last week, the menu was singing to us. The four of us started with savory soups. April and Elizabeth ordered the Shellfish Bisque, which featured jumbo lump crab cake in a shrimp and lobster, sherry-laced consommé. Kim and I asked for the Tomato-Basil Bisque, made with San Marzano tomatoes and Italian cheeses. Definitely order one of these if you come with an appetite. Both were so

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Clockwise from top: The Southern Tier Fried Green Tomato is a must-have lunch entree at Wren; Devil’s Food Cake with chocolate cream filling; delicious coconut cake dessert; Southwest Salad topped with grilled chicken; TomatoBasil Bisque appetizer; the Bella, a Portobello sandwich with artichokes, tomatoes, red peppers and cheese.

tasty and are signature creations of the restaurant. Kim knew immediately what she wanted when she arrived — the Southern Tier Fried Green Tomatoes topped with


Applewood bacon, goat cheese and a charred tomato relish. Elizabeth opted for the Bella, an herb-roasted Portobello sandwich filled with artichokes, roasted roma tomatoes and

red peppers and Parmesan and Provolone cheeses. April asked for the Southwest Salad, which included grilled chicken, roasted corn, sweet pepper, black beans, cheddar

jack, red onion, avocado and crispy tortillas with a creamy herb dressing. I ordered the Croque Monsieur, a sandwich made with rosemary ham, Swiss, and Gruyere on a Ciabatta roll dressed in mayo and Dijon. So whose dish was the table’s favorite? You guessed it ... Kim’s Southern Tier Fried Green Tomatoes. It is a “Must-Have” at Wren! Another “Must-Do” at Wren is the Thursday night themed burger night, when their scrumptious 12 ounces of pure cattleman’s beef burgers are half-price and domestic bottle beers are $2. Um, that’s a nobrainer. Lace brought out two desserts for my birthday, a coconut cake and a Devil’s Food Cake with a milk chocolate cream filling, both equally delicious! Desserts at Wren are made by the owner, Anne; and let me tell you, they are phenomenal! What a wonderful experience we had at Wren! Thank you Anne and Cindy for inviting us, and thank you Lace for a delightful meal. You all know we’ll be back!


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Back again. And still tasting and drinking as needed. Today, we’ll discover red Zinfandel — a pretty popular variety that is planted in over 10 percent of the vineyards in California. Unfortunately, there always seems to be some confusion with this grape because it makes both a dry, rich, robust style red as well as a semisweet pink (a.k.a. blush) style. To add to the confusion, the pink version of wine is called “White Zin.” And how many of us have asked a friend or spouse or whoever to pick us up a bottle and that person doesn’t even drink wine? The poor errand doer asks for a bottle of White Zin and we show them pink wines. They just think we don’t know what we’re doing. But, today, we’re going to do just red Zins to steer clear of that quagmire. California is truly considered to be Zin’s home so we’ll stick with those wines for now. Before we get to today’s particular Zins, though, let’s at least note the various styles of Zin from some of its best areas of California. Amador Zins are big and full bodied - these extra ripe wines are called jammy and briary and have aromas of sweet berries. Dry Creek Valley (in Sonoma County) Zins have bright fruits, balanced acidity and flavors of blackberry, anise and black pepper. Paso Robles Zins from further south in San Luis Obispo are soft and round wines,products of the hot


and is worth every penny. St Francis Pagani Vineyard Zinfandel is the winery’s top of the line red Zin. This wine is a made from 100% Pagani Vineyard grapes. Pagani is one of the oldest and most acclaimed Zinfandel vineyards in Sonoma County; it is still owned and managed by descendants of Felice Pagani who purchased it in 1880. Again, the vines are head trained, dryfarmed and hand picked at the peak of ripeness. The wine is aged for fourteen months in American Oak barrels and then in the bottle for another year before it is released to us. It has rich aromas of black cherry and chocolate with plush wood nuances and a looooong finish. Since the first release of this wine in 1994, the wine press has consistently rated it 90 points and higher. Pretty good record. Usually, this wine costs $35 or more. You’ve probably noticed that with both these St Francis Zins, I’ve said the cost is “usually.” Can you guess why? Of course! You and I can get them at better prices. The St Francis Old Vines Zin is really $16.99. And the St Francis Pagani Vineyard Zin is $19.99. I’m not sure how long we can keep these prices, but it should be long enough for all of us to try a bottle or two. Actually, this is our chance to drink way better than we usually can and really enjoy ourselves. Lucky us. Enjoy!




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Be prepared for kitten season At the first burst of warm spring weather, female cats’ hormones kick into high gear and the mating dance begins. While kittens are adorable, we do not wish litter after unwanted litter upon our community. Generally, a cat is pregnant for 8 and a half weeks after conception and kittens are up for adoption at about 8 weeks. Female cats can, and often do, become pregnant while still nursing a litter of kittens. A cat, unlike a dog, will keep repeating a heat cycle until she gets pregnant. If you think just one litter won’t matter, consider this: One unsprayed female cat having just four kittens a year and just two females per litter can be the cause of more than 10,000 kittens being born over the next seven years.

Dog and cat overpopulation is a national tragedy. Millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters, hit by cars or die on the streets because there are not enough homes. Humane Association of the Lowcountry (HAL) desperately needs foster families to care for those unwanted animals. Where there are no foster families to care for them, euthanasia is sometimes the only choice. Pet overpopulation is a serious problem affecting Beaufort County. Here’s what you can do to help: • Make sure your cats/kittens are spayed and neutered. Encourage your friends and family to spay and neuter their pets. • If you are in a position to be a

foster family, please fill our Foster Application form online. • If you can’t foster a kitten or puppy, please make a donation to help with expenses. HAL pays for food, baby formula, baby wipes, puppy pads, kitty litter, medications, as well as non-standard vet expenses. • Support HAL business partners. Charlotte’s Cookies (www. is helping by donating a portion of its proceeds to HAL. If you buy the “Whisker, Woof and Purr” cookie or the new Doggie Treats, Charlotte will donate 50% of the proceeds to HAL. If you would like more information about spay or neutering at HAL, visit

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Make nail-trimming no big deal When I ask clients if they clip their own dogs’ toenails, on average, only one in eight takes on the challenge. That means the remaining seven either neglect their dogs’ nails completely or spend upwards on to $30 a month for a pedi alone. That’s lots of money over the course of a dog’s lifetime. Granted, it is a rare pooch that enjoys the rigors of grooming. Some endure maintenance as their contribution to the doghuman bond. Sure, I’ll put up with this as long as you provide food, a squeaky and car rides. There is the other dog preferring to live his life in complete grime, sporting toe nails like an aging movie star. But it’s not good for him. To get technical, proprioception is how your dog inhabits his body; in part, it is how his feet hit the ground. When long, gnarly nails shift his weight abnormally backward or if the dog’s weight is not equally distributed, because his nails are inches long, the proprioceptive picture is distorted. When the footfalls are unbalanced, you’ll have an animal whose mental balance isn’t what it could be. Besides, long, curling nails are unattractive and they hurt. Nail trimming is usually at the top of the list of doggie I-Don’t Wanna’s, a decision borne of a bad and painful nail-trimming experience or simply a matter of poor introduction. Conversely, it is also at the top of the list of pet owner I-Don’t- Wanna’s because of the fear of injuring the pet. As a wise dog-wrangler friend, and faithful reader recently said, “Trimming nails is the cost of doing business”. The trick to doing business is to do it a tiny bit at a time, never pushing to the point where either party panics, gets sweaty or squirmy. 20



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First: get good tools. Dull blades that smash instead of cut, tools with poor visibility and cheap construction can turn nail trimming sessions into nightmares. Search for“grooming tools” online for a reputable source. Choose a product that you would be comfortable using, either scissor-type or guillotine. New to the home market, too, are small battery-driven grinders. Desensitizing your dog to nail trimming, cutting or grinding, can begin as simply as leaving the tool in plain sight for a few weeks, making it part of the environment. Look at it from Dog’s point of view: “once a month she gets all uptight, pulls that Thing out of the bottom drawer, wrestles me to the floor, screams at me and then whales away at my toes for no reason!’” When Dog shows interest in the tool, make a happy noise, treat him and leave it alone. Do this every day for a few week then move to Step Two. Hold the chosen device in your hand, and then put them down. As the week moves along, touch it to Dog’s flank, legs and feet, praising and treating even if he looks at you like you’ve lost your mind. During this time, too, pay attention to the anatomy of Dog’s nails. If you are lucky, he will have a few whitish nails with the quick (the inner blood supply) visible. Nail color is often determined by the color of the host foot. Make a mental note of how far the quick is from the end of the nail. When you’ve reached the day

you can dispel your anxiety and can approach nail maintenance as a business arrangement, and you can touch the trimmer to Dog’s feet without him being interested in what you’re doing down there, slide in and do one nail. Then STOP. And treat. If he’s amenable, continue. If he shows discomfort or anxiety, put the tool down and go do something else. As long as you are centered and calm, he is centered and calm. Over the course of a week you’ll trim all his nails with no struggle or mental trauma for either participant. There is no rule that says dog nails have to be trimmed to show-ring-style or even trimmed all the same day. However, over time, if you proceed with care and love during each trimming session there will come a day when nail trimming is No Big Deal. You’ll be able to snip through all nails, plus dew claws, in a matter of minutes. Until you become more confident of your dog’s anatomy, only trim off the very end of the nail. When Dog becomes comfortable with the process and will allow you to experiment, try making a few shallow shavings per each nail to come closer to the quick. When you see a small dark-colored circle within the diameter of the nail, you’ve gone far enough. Rough edges will buff naturally if you follow the trim with a long walk on concrete. A long, fast run is also a great reward for a job well done.

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Speakers Barry Sheehy and Cindy Wallace will present “Civil War Savannah Series” for the Beaufort Historical Society. The meeting will be at noon Thursday, March 24, at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Road, Lady’s Island. Contact President Pamela Ovens at or call 843-785-2767 or visit www.

CAPA holds 16th annual Kid Fest event

Kid Fest is a large event held each spring to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of the Military Child. The event is sponsored by Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), Marine Corps Community Services-SC and the Exchange Club of Beaufort. Now in its 16th year, Kid Fest is an excellent example of true networking. The event involves approximately 45 agencies that provide fun activities for children and educational/awareness information for parents. All activities and entertainments are free. Kid Fest will be Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cross Creek Shopping Center, Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. Contact Susan Cato, CAPA Executive Director at 524-4350 or, or Yucel Henderson, MCCS at 228-6900 or

St. Peter School holds annual golf fundraiser

The annual St. Peter Catholic School golf fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island. Cost is $100 per player and lunch is included. Individuals and businesses may also sponsor a hole for $100. Please contact Rob Wilson at to register for the event or call the school at 522-2163.

Save on shopping at church clothing sale

The United Methodist Women’s unit of Carteret United Methodist Church is getting ready for a gently-used clothing sale The sale will be held Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the social hall of Carteret United Methodist Church at 408 Carteret St. in Beaufort. Clothes for all members of the family will be available at very reasonable prices. The proceeds from the sale will be used to further the mission projects of the United Methodist Women. Parking is available and everyone is welcome.

Beaufort Writers meet

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Author promotes new motivational book

In his new book “How To Fly Like An Eagle With Wings Like A Wimp!” Jonas Gadson, DTM, teaches you how to “Take A Chance! Take Charge! And Take Control of Your Life!” Gadson is a local author who was recently inducted into the Beaufort High Alumni Hall of Fame for distinguishing himself in profession, leadership and service. During these tough economic times, this book is positive and solution-oriented. A book signing wil be held Saturday, April 3, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Beaufort Bookstore, Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary St.

CAPA holds 16th annual Kid Fest event

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitor & Convention Bureau will host a Small Business Contracting Workshop on Wednesday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus, Building 23, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. The workshop will feature speakers from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast and the Small Business Administration. Topics will include small business programs and recent program updates. The workshop is designed to give local businesses the needed information to prepare for and find future contracting and subcontracting opportunities at Beaufort County’s three military installations. The workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP your attendance to Jayson Gardner at 843.525.8526 or email jayson@

Relay For Life Beaufort is an all-night event

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life even will be held at the Beaufort Middle School on Friday, April 29 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The 24-hour life-changing event gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. To sign up, go to

Save the date for HBF Beaufort 300 event

Join Historic Beaufort Foundation and Honorary Chair Dr. Bobby Bell for an elegant evening on Saturday, April 30 at Tidewater. There will be cocktails, culinary specialties, live music and dancing to celebrate Beaufort’s 300th birthday. Reservations are $100 per person ($75 for those under 35 years old). Cocktail attire. To make your reservation or for more information, please call 843-379-3331.

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Local author holds book signings

Copies of “Sick and Tired of Being Broke” by Lucille Tyler Baldwin will be available at The Beaufort Book Store, 2127 Boundary St. in Beaufort Town Center, Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Lucille Baldwin at either 843-379-3525, or

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TUSCANY APARTMENT FOR RENT. Cozy apartment in Tuscany, Italy, available by the week. Two bedrooms, two baths, sleeps 4. Inground pool and fantastic views on four acres in the famed Val d’Orcia region near Pienza. Great rates. Visit www. or call 843 525-1931. ADVERTISE YOUR VACATION PROPERTY, to more than 2.7 million South Carolina newspaper readers. Your 25-word classified ad will appear in 111 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Call Jimmie Haynes at the South Carolina Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.

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