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MARCH 7: First Friday Art Walk: The art galleries in downtown Beaufort will have a First Friday Art Walk on March 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The galleries will stay open after hours and provide refreshments and entertainment. Thibault Gallery, Art by Southern Hands will also be celebrating its grand opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Mary Thibault at 379-4278. Other galleries along the art walk include The Rhett Gallery, Longo Gallery, Atelier on Bay, Elena Madden Gallery, Salt Gallery, Beaufort Art Association Gallery, The Craftseller, Goldon House Gallery, Bay Street Gallery, Indigo Gallery, Greenfish Gallery, I Pinckney Simons.

Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser is a success for ARTworks. see page 6


Dragana PavicZappia projects love in motion. see page 8

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Lunch Bunch enjoys the always amazing creative offerings at Sushi Sakana. see page 19

ABOVE: Alyssia and brother Sam Renbold make short work of a bucket of roasted oysters during St. Peter’s Catholic Church’s annual Oyster Roast and Microbrew last Saturday, March 1, at Port Royal’s Live Oak Park. RIGHT: Pat Tolbert, left, and Asa Godowns Jr., sort the freshly roasted oysters and place them into buckets to be taken to hungry patrons last Saturday afternoon. Photos by Bob Sofaly.


Beaufort Beauties strut the runway for charity Join Main Street Beaufort, USA, as seven local men put their best “heel” forward, dress as women, and compete in a beauty pageant to raise money for four local charities. This fun event will be held at The Shed of Port Royal on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Contestants are asked to encourage friends, neighbors, and business partners



MARCH 8: Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon: Kayakers, paddle boarders, runners and spectators will fill Hunting Island State Park on Saturday, March 8, for the 10th Annual Adventure Biathlon, presented by the Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort. The race starts at 11 a.m. and includes a 6 mile kayak or stand-up paddle board race, then a 4.5 mile run through the forest. It’s called an Adventure Biathlon because each year unexpected challenges are introduced.

This month’s Island Girls Night Out will be Wednesday, March 12 at Fordham Market on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be free libations and food as well as fabulous door prizes and fun for all. Come meet other like-minded women in our community, network and share ideas and experiences and learn about upcoming events. Local chefs and authors Debbi Covington and Pat Branning will be signing their latest cookbooks, and photographer Willard R. Smith will be taking free professional portraits. Irene Goodnight will be the MC. If you would like to donate a door prize or want more information about the event, contact Irene at 615-243-4684.

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to support them by purchasing tickets to the event and donating money in their quest to win Miss Congeniality — which

will be crowned to the beauty who raises the most money. Proceeds from the fundraising efforts, ticket sales, and all of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Main Street Beaufort, USA, Dragon Boat Beaufort, Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, and Healing Heroes of the Lowcountry Fund. BEAUTIES continued on page 14

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YMCA welcomes new board members The Beaufort County YMCA held its annual meeting on Tuesday, February 25. Catered by The Kitchen, the event welcomed YMCA members, employees, board members and volunteers. The 2013 year-end reports were presented, citing a year of significant growth and expansion for the YMCA. In addition to highlighting the YMCA’s fiscal successes, YMCA CEO Michael Bostwick and staff reported on a successful summer reading pilot program, facility upgrades that took place over the year and the varied successes of its fully-licensed preschool, currently in its second year. Additionally,YMCA staff presented overall goals for 2014, a focused, cause-driven marketing plan for the year, recognized its outstanding employees of 2013 and awarded various volunteer groups. The YMCA also welcomed new YMCA Board Chairman Ernie Schlichtemeier and new board members Dr. John Fontana, Gregory A. McCloud


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Beginning Monday, March 3, the hours of operation at the Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head branch libraries were extended to 50 hours a week. “In June of 2011 we had to cut hours at the branches across the county due to budgetary constraints. Ever since that happened, the public has been asking us to get the hours back to where they were, so that’s what we are trying to do,” said Beaufort County Director of Libraries Wlodek Zaryczny. The new hours for the Beaufort branch library on Scott Street are Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sundays.

Dick Stewart to speak at LIBPA meeting

Dick Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of 303 Associates, will be the guest speaker for the Tuesday, March 11 meeting of the Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association to be held at 8 a.m. at the Beaufort County Association of Realtors headquarters located in

and Brandon Gaffney. These individuals accompany fellow board members Robert Candillo, Kelly Collins, Cheryl Comes, Mike Green, Debbie Myers, John Havens, Fred Kuhn, Mary Jane Martin, David Homyk, Jennifer Tuckwiller, Bennett Schiller, Henry Robinson, John Troutman and Blakely Williams. Wardle Family YMCA is an inclusive

association of people committed to a common effort to help individuals and families reach their fullest potential in terms of spirit, mind, and body. The YMCA is committed to expanding a fiscally sound, service delivery organization which delivers high quality, market driven services to Beaufort County.

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Palmetto Business Park (directly behind BB&T Bank) on Lady’s Island Drive. The meeting is open to the public. Mr. Stewart graduated from Beaufort High School in 1967 and from Georgia Southern University in 1971. After nearly 10 years with Motorola, he joined MCI and then went out on his own to form several successful wireless companies, including Transit Communications, which in 1994 became part of Nextel Communications, and Grid Towers and American Tower Corporation. After selling Grid Towers to American Tower Corporation, he returned to Beaufort in 1998 with plans for retirement. Instead, he found himself creating 303 Associates LLC, believing that the inevitable growth coming to the Lowcountry needed to be properly planned for and managed to protect the charm and essence of the area. Mr. Stewart was named Economic

Development Ambassador for Beaufort County in 2001 and has served as a member of the Beaufort County Council as well as Chairman of the Board of United Way of Beaufort County, Chairman of the Board of Lowcountry Economic Network and Coastal Community Foundation. He has been requested to include the following subjects in his discussion with our members. • Your thoughts on the blending (development wise) of the Whitehall property into the City of Beaufort. • Is northern Beaufort County on the right track with retaining its rural character versus Bluffton style expansion and development? • How can local governmental planning for growth and the business community better combine their efforts? • As a leader in the development of the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center what do you see as its primary role? • In your opinion, has the local economy turned the corner? • As a major investor in the northern Beaufort County community what is your vision for the area’s future? • Is the Beaufort Civic Master Plan a viable roadmap to the municipalities’ future evolution?

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Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors surprised Lowcountry Produce Market & Café with balloons and goodies as part of the chamber’s Business of the Week recognition.



Top left: Outgoing YMCA Board Chairman Fred Kuhn and YMCA CEO Michael Bostwick. Top right: From left: Incoming Board Members Gregory A. McCord, Outgoing YMCA Board Chairman Fred Kuhn and Brandon Gaffney. Photos by Captured Moments Photography.

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Upcoming events: • March 13: Business After Hours: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort and Goodwill Industries of Lower SC, 910 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Free event, All are welcome. • March 19: Business For Breakfast: 8 to 9:30 a.m., at Beaufort Hilton Garden Inn, 1500 Queen Street, Beaufort. Topic: South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads will discuss how South Carolina needs to maintain a safe, effective and efficient transportation infrastructure system in order to promote continued growth, social progress, job and economic development and quality of life. Speaker will be William F. Ross, Executive Director. • March 21: Coffee With Colleagues: 8 to 9 a.m., hosted by Verizon Wireless, 264 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. Free networking opportunity for members. Bring your business cards.

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Prevent injuries with 10 eye safety tips during Workplace Eye Wellness Month By Mark S. Siegel

More than 700,000 work-related eye injuries occur each year. March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month — a good time to refocus attention on your eye protection program. Get the facts here, plus 10 tips for injury prevention. As the National Safety Council points out, “All it takes is a tiny sliver of metal, particle of dust, or splash of chemical to cause significant and permanent eye damage.” OSHA’s eye and face protection standard requires employers to “ensure that each affected employee uses appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to eye or face hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids, or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation.” Share these injury-prevention tips with managers and supervisors. 1. Look carefully at plant operations, work areas, access routes, and equipment. Study injury patterns to see where accidents are occurring. 2. Conduct regular vision testing, as uncorrected vision can cause accidents. 3. Select protective eyewear based on specific duties or hazards. 4. Establish a mandatory eye protection program in all operation areas.


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5. Have eyewear fitted by a professional. 6. Establish first-aid procedures for eye injuries, and make eyewash stations available, especially where chemicals are in use. 7. Make eye safety part of your employee training and new hire orientation. 8. Make sure managers and executives set an example by wearing protective eyewear wherever it’s worn by other employees. 9. Regularly review and revise your policies, and set a goal of zero eye injuries. 10. Display a copy of your policy where employees can see it. It’s also a good time to remind employees of off-the-job eye hazards like do-it-yourself work on cars and homes, cooking accidents, sports injuries, yard work, and chemical splashes from cleaners and fertilizers. So please protect your eyes — you only get two of them.

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Now is the time to prune By Susan Stone

The weather is finally starting to break and our landscapes have taken the winter rather hard. It’s time to cut back overgrowth and cold damage. As I drive around the county, it seems that our palms have suffered the worst. February is the typical month for cutting roses, crepe myrtles, grasses and palms. Your roses, no matter the variety, will thank you for a hard pruning. All shrub varieties such as knockouts and grandifloras can be pruned down to 12” above the crown. Climbing roses will benefit from pruning them by half. A monthly dose of organic fertilizer applied from April to September will go a long way to help your roses avoid problems throughout the season. You can help protect your roses from deer by planting society garlic and other smelly and Susan fragrant plants nearby. Stone The pruning of crepe myrtles has been at the center of controversy among gardeners for generations. To prune or not to prune is the question. Many who prune them into arthritic knuckles are accused of crepe murder! The truth is that crepe myrtles bloom on new growth. If you have an older specimen that isn’t blooming, it’s time to cut it back. Hard pruning will help to keep it the “right size” for your landscape. All grasses, including muhly, pampas and cord grass can be sheared to 12 to 24 inches. Liriope and mondo grass can be cut to inches above the ground. Many of the tender grasses such as fountain grass may not come back after such a cold winter. Muhly grass is considered a semi-tender grass. Those beautiful soft pink plumes have become very popular in Southern landscapes, but will only be viable for three to five years before they run out of steam and need to be replaced. Those poor palms! Most of them are going to be just fine, but they need to be cut back if they are going to look good this season. Whatever is brown will never turn green again, so cut away. You may need a professional to climb and prune the tall ones. When it comes to prevention, most palms are on their own due to their size, but sago palms can be spared by protecting their hearts with an old towel or wadded up sheet. As for the shrubbery, leave the azaleas alone until they have finished blooming. You will have until the first of July to get to them. After that they will start setting their buds for the following spring. Varieties such as loropetalum, ligustrum, viburnum, pineapple guava, hollies and boxwoods, go ahead and prune away. This is a good time of year to do some shaping and re-sizing. Many of our landscape plants need to be rejuvenated from time to time. Be brave, you really can’t hurt them. If they’re really big and need to be half their size, use a pruning saw. I recommend hand pruning. It takes a little longer, but doesn’t “chew” the plant. Clean cuts will keep your plants healthier. And speaking of clean, make sure your tools are sharp and clean as well. You do not want to spread fungus or disease from plant to plant. If you suspect a problem, spray or wipe down


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your tools with a weak bleach solution. The exceptions to hand pruning would be boxwoods, privets, yaupon holly and other tiny leafed shrubs. They thrive on being sheared. As an organic gardener myself, I am concerned about the amount of chemicals we use in our landscapes. We live in a very environmentally sensitive area, not to mention the effects of these chemicals on our own heath. The next time you are tempted to reach a jug of Round-up, try this recipe instead. You will need 1 gallon white vinegar, 1 cup pickling salt and 1 cup cheap dish soap. Mix together in a pump sprayer (make sure you dissolve the salt. Warning: Do not spray this on anything you don’t want to kill! Happy Gardening! Susan Stone is a Garden Guru and Manager for Outdoor Architecture. You can contact Susan via email at susan@

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ARTworks ‘Let the Good Times Roll!’ at Mardi Gras Gala By Lanier Laney

A fun time was had by the more than 80 people who attended the ARTworks annual Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser at the Dataw Island Club this past weekend. The event, spearheaded by Claudette Humphrey, raises money to nurture arts organizations, educators, artists, and students with their many programs in Beaufort County. Laura Maxey, managing director of the Arts Council Board, said, “Kudos to the members of the Arts Council board, and especially Claudette Humphrey, for all of their hard work and dedication to this event. Some of our dedicated volunteers include Jeremy and Jen Haden and Wendy and Terry Brennen. In a season and an area where so many different charitable organizations are vying for patrons and sponsors, our board members and volunteers pulled together a spectacular event. And also many thanks to the local artists and businesses who donated items for the silent auction.” Special thanks to 94.5 The Coast radio station, which was a sponsor, as well as the great band Promise and the chefs at Dataw who made jambalaya and other great nibbles. Committee members this year who put on the successful event were: Claudette Humphrey, Jean Norton-Torjussen, Deanna Bowdish, Joel Garrett, Greg Rawls, Veronica Miller, Jack Russell, Susan DeFoe and Melissa Florence. Here are some pics for you from Richard Darby.


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he first time I saw Dragana Pavic-Zappia, I was standing behind her and her daughter in the check-out line at Publix on Lady’s Island. Her daughter was worried because she still hadn’t gotten her mom a Mother’s Day present. Dragana said to her “I don’t need a present sweetheart, you are my gift.” And then she hugged her. After that, whenever I would see her — at City Java or elsewhere — she would always give me a big joyous smile, even though she didn’t know me. There was always a feeling of peace around her. Later on, I found out she was a yoga teacher who had taken over Kim Chech’s studio in the Lady’s Island Marina and that she had an unusual name and was from Eastern Europe. I wondered how she ended up here in Beaufort. Here is my interview with her: What is your name and title? “Dragana Pavic-Zappia, body and energy worker, yoga teacher and owner at ONE Yoga Sanctuary.” Where were you born and raised? “Vrbas, Yugoslavia. I was born in the country once called Yugoslavia; in my heart it still is the Union and Brotherhood of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians. Today, my country is called Serbia.” What led to your current occupation? “At the age of 21 I moved to Greece to find ME. I met my new family which introduced me to teachings of Osho and I joined Osho Kirtan and meditation Centre in Athens. I enrolled in Athens University of Economics and Businesses simply to be able to stay and live in Greece on a student visa. I graduated in 2001 with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Public relations. What guided me to yoga was I discovered in a magazine an article with the title “How to stay young forever.” One page described what is called “Sun Salutations” and yoga poses to stay young forever. I decided from there on, until I died I would do one backbend a day. This led to a devoted practice of backbends every night before bed.” What led to your interest in your area of work? “I met my mother-in-law, friend and artist Olga Stamatiou in Greece in 1999; she is a tremendous inspiration. She introduced me to committed practice of yogic arts. Seeing her and the way she practiced yoga opened my eyes and mind to what our bodies are capable of, at any given time, and what dedicated practice can do for our body and mind. Olga introduced me to Kim Cech, the founder of Yoga Chandra Center for the Healing Arts, whom I connected with instantly. Kim was my mentor, teacher and friend for 10 years. Kim’s teachings of yoga as art, and her trust, kindness and belief in me as a young teacher has given me the freedom to express and teach from my heart, and share the teachings of my body’s experience.    I am fascinated with our bodies as microcosmos. I am fascinated with the way simple, small changes of habits in our bodies can lead to changes in our mind’s habits — and vise versa. Knowing that conscious, committed spiritual practice is a simple and effective way to change our life!” How did you meet your husband? “I met my beloved husband Matt in Athens, Greece, New Years Eve 1999. We celebrated the entry to 21st Century, we kissed at midnight. We kissed after midnight as well, and loved each other ever since.” What is your husband’s occupation? “Matthew was an art and sculpture major at Maine College of Art. He has worked at the Beaufort Alarm


find out more about one yoga One Yoga Sanctuary offers yoga classes, as well as conscious movement and Thai Yoga Bodywork practices for man, woman and children of all ages and physical abilities. It on the second floor of the Lady’s Island Marina behind Dockside Restaurant, 73 Sea Island Parkway, on Lady’s Island. Call 843476-1388 or visit or email Classes available: Men’s Yoga Club with Kevin Lewis starts this month. Children’s Yoga classes also started this month and will continue to offer yoga for the little ones. They specialize in yoga as therapy in Gentle Therapeutic classes, as well as all levels asana and flow yoga classes for those looking for more vigorous and athletic practice. They are soon to offer Nia Playshops. Dragana Pavic-Zappia holds her daughter Luciana.

and Sounds systems for the last eight years. He is also a graphic designer, he designed the logo for One Yoga Sanctuary, amongst many other marvelous creations.” Do you have any children? “In 2008, Matt and I were blessed with our daughter, Luciana Luna Pavic Zappia. She currently attends Bridges Preparatory School.” Do you have any special schooling or training? “My first energy work training took place in Athens, Greece, with Deva Svarno as a Reiki Practitioner in 1996. I apprenticed and studied yoga and healing arts with Kim Cech in Beaufort since 2004. I learned the Feng Shui Flying Star Method and Form School Method Consultant Training from 2002 to 2005 with Feng Shui Master Jill Hale and many others. I earned Nia Teacher Training in 2009, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2010, and have hundreds of hours of training and hands-on practice in Thai Yoga Bodywork.” How did you find out about Beaufort? “My husband’s parents — Rocco Zappia and Olga Stamatiou — lived in Beaufort, and Matthew and I visited them a couple of times in 2003. At the time, Matthew was a vice president of Seewall Child LLC, founded by Olga. We moved to Beaufort in 2004 from Portland, Maine.” What do you like most about Beaufort and Beaufortonians? “It’s a relatively slow way of living; it reminds me a bit of my life in Greece. I  love the climate, the charm and hospitality of this small town. I have always been fortunate to meet and live with the kindest, remarkable people wherever I moved. Beaufort is home now, people here make it so. I love being “stuck” on the bridge! I love Hunting Island Beach. I love water! I love live oak trees and Spanish moss. Nature is so intense here.” Where else have you worked in Beaufort?  “I worked for Island Residential Construction as an architectural designer from 2005 until last year when I decided that I wanted to become a full time yoga teacher and body worker. In 2004, I worked for thenNew Point Corner Store as a store manager, and before that I worked briefly for a store called Nest.” What is the philosophy behind your work? “Elevate one and all. Every action needs to feel effortless, natural and joyful. If there is no joy, something needs to be changed. Joy, when found, needs

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World Oceans Day In honor of World Oceans Day, One Yoga Sanctuary will offer its third annual event “Ocean Motion.” This one day family event will include yoga, arts, education, paddleboarding and more. to be sustained. Work is my sacred livelihood. I want my mind to be blown away: yoga does that!” How would you describe your business? “One Yoga Sanctuary is one sacred, conscious, healing arts community. It does not feel like a business; it feels like coming home. I am blessed and grateful  to be part of one family and especially to be in the company of kind, loving, tremendously experienced, talented and creative teachers. Our mantra is ‘Recognize the Other Person is You.’ Our students seek inner peace, joy, release, exercise, relaxation, increased flexibility, healing and a supportive community. There is something for every body. I think of the business as a family with high consciousness and deep respect for each other and those we work with and serve. Our students have chosen us for a reason. We inspire, teach and elevate each other and see each other perfect just the way we are. Every relationship I establish is like the philosophy behind my work — it ought to be effortless and joy filled.”     Is there anything surprising about the work you do? Something you weren’t expecting? “Part of my practice is to have no expectations! I constantly get reminded — whether it is my loving family, my friends, colleagues, yoga class or Thai Yoga Body work — that with a very small amount of effort, big results are possible. Our bodies and our minds have tremendous power to self heal. With a very small amount of effort, we can feel better, elevated and positively influence people and world we live in, with commitment and  simple acts of  kindness and service. The practice and teaching of yoga is easy in the studio environment; the true Yoga is living the life as practice, as meditation, as conscious expression every step.” What are your plans for the future? “Change on the horizon is the one and only inevitable constant. I prepare for change by practicing the Art of Doing Nothing, which in essence is the Art of Being Present. I make minimal plans, I live in the unfolding of now. It is all planned for us, and in divine order!”

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Beaufort Twilight Run poised for record turnout More than 2,000 participants and spectators are anticipated at the 6th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run (BTR) and Oyster Roast presented by Habersham Properties on Saturday, March 22 in the Habersham Marketplace from 4:30-10:30 p.m. This USATF sanctioned running festival for all ages has a competitive 8K Run, sponsored by Beaufort ENT and Allergy; a 5K Run sponsored by Levitt Healthcare Affiliates; the Beaufort Challenge (8K+5K Run), a 5K Fun Walk and a quarter mile Kids’ Fun Run sponsored by Monkey’s Uncle toy store. The evening is capped off with a festive Lowcountry Oyster Roast and live music from Savannah band, Tell Scarlet. Last year’s family friendly event attracted

athletes of all ages from the Lowcountry and 22 states. “This is the Lowcountry’s premier 8K race and we have a great field of fast runners coming to the race from all over South Carolina and beyond,” said BTR Race Director Lauren Kelly. “People love the picturesque and fast course, the fun atmosphere and of course, the T-shirts! The BTR is a first-class event for regional and local runners as well as an event the whole family can enjoy.” To celebrate the 6th Anniversary, the BTR’s cash prize purse increased by $1,300 to include the 5K and Beaufort Challenge for a cash prize total of $2,800. Categories include the three overall male and female winners of each race, as well as cash awards for 8K and 5K

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Beaufort County resident). In addition to cash prizes, age group winners will receive an award from a local artist. The 2014 BTR will also feature an improved start and finish area to accommodate the large participation and “Tech” T-shirts that are included in participants’ registration. For details about race registration, oyster roast tickets and more visit www. The BTR’s mission is to host a fun, competitive and memorable annual event for Beaufort. In the past five years, the BTR has raised more than $150,000 to benefit Riverview Charter School. This year’s goal is to raise more than $60,000 to be used for the school’s technology, afterschool and physical education programs.

high school wrestling Whale Branch’s Max Ford wins state title Whale Branch Early College High School senior Max Ford claimed his second consecutive Class 2-A/1-A individual wrestling state championship over the weekend, defeating Aynor’s Wyatt McCrackin 3-1 last Saturday night. Ford finished his senior season with a 44-2 record. In the opening round, Ford scored a win via technical fall. He prevailed with a pin in the semifinals, continuing his path to a second straight title. Beaufort High School senior wrestler Kentrell

Seabrook finished runner-up to Rock Hill’s Cameron Bell in the Class 4-A 220-pound title match. Beaufort High’s Jake Sharp (Class 4-A, 113 pounds) and Battery Creek’s Jonathan Wright (Class 2-A/1-A, 285 pounds) finished third in their respective classes. Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels placed fourth in 113-pound class.

Beaufort County wrestlers head to North South All Star Wrestling Classic this weekend Beaufort County will be well represented in an

upcoming high school wrestling event. Seven high school wrestlers from Beaufort County have been selected to compete in the Best Western North South All Star Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School from Thursday, March 6 to Saturday, March 8. Beaufort High’s Kentrell Seabrook and Jake Sharp, Bluffton’s Levi Joly and Mike Meyerink, Battery Creek’s Brian LaBean and Isaiah Sloan, and Whale Branch’s Max Ford have been chosen to compete for the South teams in the wrestling event.

high school basketball highlights Whale Branch Warriors win second straight Lower State title Whale Branch captured its second straight Class 1-A Lower State championship on Saturday, defeating Hemingway 69-62 in Florence. The Warriors will venture to Columbia to face Upper State champion C.A. Johnson for the Class 1-A title on Saturday, March 8. With the win, Whale Branch improved to 23-4. Whale Branch led at the end of each quarter. The Warriors outscored Hemingway 12-9 in the opening quarter

and led 33-29 at halftime. Whale Branch clung to a 49-47 lead at the conclusion of the third quarter. Three Whale Branch players turned in double-digit scoring performances. David Lamb led Whale Branch with a game-high 22 points. Delivering a double-double, Jay Middleton scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Warriors. Joining Lamb and Middleton in double figures, Justin Rhode added 15 points for Whale Branch in the win. Inside, Denzel Daniel added 10 rebounds for the Warriors.


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Devonta Glover scored six points while Denzel Daniel netted five, Marlon Williams chipped in three and Jay Abney added two.

Dolphins fall to Bishop England The Battery Creek girls’ basketball team’s lengthy postseason appearance ended in the third round of the Class 2-A playoffs as the Dolphins fell to host Bishop England 76-38 on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Rejuvenated Battery Creek, however, reached the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 1998.

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BA students expand horizons during Interim Session Under former headmaster Dr. Randy Wall’s leadership, the Interim Session was created for the purpose of expanding student’s horizons through travel, internships and community service. In 2014, the Interim Session was February 24-28, for grades 5th-12th. For students in fifth through tenth grades, students had the opportunity to either participate in a trip or a variety of on-campus classes focusing on subjects such as Latin Mosaics, Science Labs, Writing Labs, Computer Coding, Yoga, and SAT Prep, and two one-day trips to Caw Caw Nature Preserve and the St. Helena library. All 11th and 12th graders participated in weeklong internships at a variety of organizations including: Animal Medical Center; Beaufort Chamber of Commerce; Beaufort County Open Land Trust; Healthlink for Children; Beaufort Memorial Hospital — radiology,

anesthesiology and nursing; Buyck Law Firm; Duke Energy; the chambers of Judge Marvin Dukes; Family Promise; Forest Management Services; Historic Beaufort Foundation; Hunting Island State Park; Kazoobie Kazoos; Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort; Parris Island Museum; River Oaks Assisted Living; Telfair Museums of Savannah; USCB Performing Arts Center; Ward Edwards Engineering; W.E.D., Wedding. Event. Design.; Wells BA interns at the OR at Beaufort Fargo Advisors offices of Tumlin, Levin & Memorial Hospital. Left to right: Patrick Sumner Investment Group; WHHI-TV; BA fifth and sixth graders in Atlanta, Ga., Mazzeo, Jack Olsson and Brynna Ferry. at the Carter Presidential Center. YMCA; and YoungLife. Students in grades 5 and 6 had the the CNN Studio, World of Coca Cola, museums, and George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon. opportunity to take a four-day class Turner Field and Underground Atlanta. Students in grades 9 and 10 had the Students in grades 7 and 8 had the trip to Atlanta where they toured the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, the Martin opportunity to take a five-day class trip opportunity to take a four-day Marine Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, to Washington, D.C., and visited the Biology trip to MarineLab education center the Georgia Aquarium, the Jimmy Carter National Zoo, the Lincoln Memorial, in Key Largo, Florida, where they snorkeled Presidential Library & Museum, the Library of Congress, the Capitol building, among the seagrass, mangroves, and on coral Center for Disease Control, the Atlanta and Smithsonian Museums, the Vietnam reefs, while collecting small invertebrates to Federal Reserve and Monetary Museum, Memorial, the Spy and Holocaust bring back to the on-site labs.

school notes BATTERY CREEK HIGH • The BCHS SADD Club is collecting gently used prom gowns and accessories for the upcoming Prom Boutique to be held on Saturday, March 15. Age appropriate gowns, long and short, are needed in all sizes. Donations of gowns, purses, and jewelry can be left in the front office with Mrs. Grooms by March 10. For more info, call 322-5582.

to simply donate items to sell? The fifth grade team is also accepting donations. For questions and registration, please contact Ms. Portia Vaughn at 843-322-3100 or email her at

BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7: BA Book Fair continues, stop by the school to purchase books from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Open to the community. • Friday, March 7: Interim Expo! From 9 to 10 a.m., BA students, parents, intern hosts, and other community members are invited to come view the interim presentations. • Tuesday, March 11: PLAN and EXPLORE testing for 9th and 10th graders. • Thursday, March 13: Spanish Honor Society Induction.

Rep. Shannon Erickson (House District 124) visited the fourth graders at Mossy Oaks Elementary School last Friday afternoon to talk about her job and the job of the House of Representatives. On Wednesday, February 26, the fourth grade classes watched the S.C. House of Representatives via online live feed on ETV. During their viewing, Rep. Erickson introduced the class from the House floor. This was the first virtual introduction done from the S.C. House and was recorded in the House Journal for that day.

LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE • The Lady’s Island Middle School fifth grade team is sponsoring a yard sale. The team is

raising money to fund their STEM field trip in May to North Carolina. The cost is $10 per table and you keep the proceeds. Want

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miscellaneous • Parents of Special Needs Students: Please join us for a parent workshop about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD & ADHD). Topics of discussion include understanding ADD/ ADHD; functional behavior assessments; Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP); and much more. The workshop will be Thursday, March 20, at Robert Smalls Middle School, Room J-1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Beaufort County School Parent/Community REACH Center and presented by Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina (PRO-Parents). This is a free workshop, refreshments served. All participants will receive a two hour certificate of attendance. Call to register: 1-800-759-4776 or 803-7725688. St. peter’s catholic school • Congratulations to St. Peter’s Catholic

School Science Fair winners. Fourth Grade: Honorable Mention: C. Culbertson, Ruff; Third Place: JP Barras; Second Place: A. Rembold; First Place: A. Court. Fifth Grade: Honorable Mention: J. Coffman; Third Place: H. Jennings; Second Place: S. Calkins; First Place: E. Goodwin. Sixth Grade: Third Place: M. Prekop; Second Place: J. Horton; First Place: B. Murphy. Seventh Grade: Honorable Mention: T. Lacombe; Third Place: G. Davis and C. Ertwine; Second Place: S. Giordani; First Place: T. Wilson. Eighth Grade: Third Place: M. Collins; Second Place: E. Burton; First Place: K. Calkins. Whale Branch Elementary/ Davis Early Learning Center • Thursday, March 6: Kid’s Club, 5:30 p.m. at Davis Early Learning Center • Thursday, March 6: Spelling Bee at 6:30 p.m. at Whale Branch Elementary School • Saturday, March 8: Sheldon Township’s Pathways in STEP Parent Workshop, 9:30 a.m.. at Whale Branch Middle School. Send your school news and information to



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Tessa Lark returns to Beaufort for chamber concert Everyone who was in the audience clapping wildly following Tessa Lark’s 2013 debut performance in Beaufort will want to be in the same spot at the USCB Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 9 at 5 p.m. The 2012 Naumberg International Violin Competition winner will join Erin Keefe, violin and viola; Kurt Muroki, double bass; Pedja Muzijevic, piano; and cellist and host Edward Arron for a wonderfully varied program of music by chamber music icons Rossini, Bartok, Schubert and contemporary American Mark O’Connor. The classical music world has had its share of prodigies — Mozart comes immediately to mind. But Rossini was no late bloomer, as you will hear in his charming Sonata No. 3 in C Major for string quartet. Writing at the advanced age of

12 while on summer holiday, he composed the piece for the instruments he had at hand — two violins, cello, and bass. The quartet is coated with the sheen of youth but Rossini’s innate feel for drama hints that this is a musical personality destined for the theater. Hungarian Béla Bartók, one of the 20th century’s greatest composers, was also an avid collector of his country’s folk music and adapted many songs and dances for instrumental performance. His set of six Romanian Folk Dances, for violin and piano, is filled with exotic character and irregular rhythms, while their mood ranges from hauntingly lyrical to exuberant. The concert concludes with one of the most beloved pieces in the repertoire, Schubert’s Quintet in A Major, “Trout”. Written in the afterglow of a delightful summer

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holiday, the quintet is brimming with good-natured friendship, bathed in sunshine and the spirit of youth, and perfectly suited to the intimate nature of chamber music fellowship. The American violinist Mark O’Connor, through talent, hard work, and good luck, has become a virtual musical industry unto

himself. He is a cross-over fiddle player, composer, educator, and winner of awards and prizes. He will be represented by the hauntingly beautiful Appalachia Waltz for Violin, Cello, and Bass. This work gained O’Connor widespread recognition as a leading proponent of a new American idiom. The composer

explains the work’s appeal: “If it’s played for folk musicians, they most often think its classical music. When played for classical musicians, they most often think of it as folk music.” In this concert, the instruments as well as the artists and the music are of particular note. The string performers — violinists Erin Keefe and Tessa Lark, bassist Kurt Muroki, and cellist-host Edward Arron — are young artists playing on old instruments. Their violins and bass pre-date every piece on the program and the cello hails from the 19th century. For more information about the artists and program, go to For tickets, contact Staci Breton at 843-208-8246 or sjbreton@ Tickets will also be sold at the door at 4 p.m. the day of the concert.

arts events Jazz Concert at USCB Center for the Arts: This special jazz concert at USCB Center for the Arts on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. celebrates “The Ladies of Jazz” with Bob Masteller’s All-Star Quintet, and opening act Vic Varner and Friends showcasing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Vic Varner will do a set of “bossa nova” which literally means “new style.” Bossa is Brazilian jazz. “The Girl from Ipanema” helped bring attention to this style of jazz in the 1960’s. Bob’s band will feature

a set based on the great female jazz singers, featuring an extraordinary performer, Gina Rene who will sing songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, etc. Tickets are $25. You can purchase tickets online at www. or by calling the box office at 843-521-4145. Monday Night is Indie Film Night “The Invisible Woman”: Directed by Ralph Fiennes, and starring Ralph

Fiennes, Felicity Jones amd Kristin Scott Thomas, “The Invisible Woman” was at Telluride Film Festival 2013, Toronto International Film Festival 2013 and New York Film Festival 2013. Ralph Fiennes shines as novelist Charles Dickens, who had a secret affair with 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). Dickens was 45 and at the top of his fame when he met the beautiful young actress. Her mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) encouraged Nelly to welcome the interest of such a famous man, even if she can never become his wife. They embark on an affair, lasting 13 years until his death, that must always remain secret, forcing Nelly to hide her deepest feelings in “invisibility.” The film will be at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. River of Words: In celebration of national Youth Art Month, ARTworks is displaying the River of Words, a county-wide project in which students link the study of ecology with art and poetry, all of which reflects children’s understanding of our local watershed. The

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Ticket holders will be entertained with an opening number, talent and evening gown competitions, and Q&A with judges Nan Sutton, Holly Jahn, Representative Shannon Erickson, Kevin Cuppia, and Scott Dadson. This year’s contestants are: • Joe Feus, Moe’s Southwest Grill • Greg Rawls, Dragon Boat Beaufort • Kyle Warren, Rapid Refill • Danny Williams, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District • Joel Garrett, 94.5 The Coast

gallery walls will be filled with local students’ work, all of which reflects the children’s understanding of our local watershed. A public reception will be held March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. to unveil a publication that contains the work on display. ARTworks is open Tuesday-Saturday, at 2127 Boundary Street, in Beaufort Town Center. For more information, call 843-379-2787 or visit www. Chris Kirk Photography exhibit: The USCB Center for the Arts will exhibit the Lowcountry Photography of Chris Kirk in its Main Gallery. This exhibit will run through Tuesday, April 1. Chris’ photographic works include landscapes, nature, wildlife, and coastal scenes. USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Admission is free; gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the USCB Center for the Arts, call 843-521-4145 or visit For more information about Chris Kirk’s Lowcountry Photography, please visit

• Christopher Geier, Attorney at Law • Justin Lane, Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Beaufort City Councilman Mike McFee. Tickets can be purchased from Main Street Beaufort at 843-525-6644 or 101 West Street Extension in downtown Beaufort at $35 each. Tables of 10 or 12 are available for reservations as well as a new VIP on-stage seating this year for $250, includes seating for five and drinks. The event is expected to sell out. For more information, call the Main Street Beaufort, USA, office at 843-525-6644 or email director@downtownbeaufort. com. Mon-Fri 10:30 AM-2:30 PM lunch 4:30 PM-9:30 PM dinner Sat. 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 4:30PM - 9:30 PM Closed on Sunday

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L’eggo my Breggo, a California Chardonnay By Celia Strong

Has anyone noticed how many bottles of Chardonnay we all seem to buy and drink? Although we don’t talk about it too much, our featured wine this week is a Chardonnay from California that is definitely worthy of discussion. So, we go to Mendocino County in California. This is an appellation, designated as such on labels, which is actually a part of the much larger North Coast AVA. Mendocino County has some of the most diverse climate conditions of any wine producing area. There are, in fact, two distinct climate zones, and 10 separate designated AVAs within Mendocino County. Also, with nearly 25 percent of the grape growing land farmed organically, Mendocino has been called “California’s organic wine Mecca.” (We must remember, the term “organic” refers to the grape growing process, not actually to the wine.) Most of the vineyards in the county are planted in the eastern side. The most well known AVA of Mendocino County is the Anderson Valley. This is one of the coolest growing regions in the state, with cool Pacific fogs coming off the coast. In the 1980’s, the success of Roederer Estate, the Anderson Valley branch of the French Champagne house Louis Roederer, led to others planting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the area for other sparkling wines and still wines also. Success with Riesling and Gewurztraminer followed. The Anderson Valley is about 10 miles long, has over 20 types of alluvial soils, and has steep hills that range in elevation from 800 to 1,300 feet. Most of the vineyards are planted on the slopes of these hills, very few on the valley floor. The early European settlers to the Anderson Valley came after 1850. These settlers practiced subsistence farming and expanded into resource extraction economies based on timber and livestock. (Redwood trees are all over the hills.) In 1880, with 1,000 people living in the valley, there were 75,000 sheep and 20,000 cattle. The first steam powered lumber mill was built in 1877. Before the turn of the century, apples

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The Breggo Chardonnay 2011, while it’s still Breggo, is a blend of grapes from the Savoy Vineyard and the Ferrington Vineyard, both owned by Lede Family Wines. This was a cool vintage year in northern California, perfect for the varieties growing in the Anderson Valley. and hops became successful, and the 1940’s and 1950’s were boom years in the valley. By the 1960’s, sheep, timber and apples had all started to decline. But, the first commercial vineyards were planted. It seems, too, as new people moved into the area about this time, that marijuana production flourished. But, the wine boom came in the 1980s, and the industry became the biggest in the area’s economy. Of course, the hospitality industry followed. Today, quality hotels and restaurants, art and craft galleries, musicians, writers all prosper. And wine lovers flock to them all, spending a lot of money. Now, on to our grape — Chardonnay. This green-skinned variety, originally from the Burgundy region of France, is grown around the world in every wine producing country. The grape itself is very neutral, many of the flavors usually associated with its wines coming from the soil where it is grown and the oak

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used in making or aging the wines. Its wines can range from clean, crisp and minerally to oaky with tropical fruit flavors (a brief description of Old World vs New World Chardonnay wines). The popularity of Chardonnay peaked in the late 1980s, thanks in part to its huge success in California. As of 2006, there are 34 clones of Chardonnay. So growers and winemakers around the world choose the ones best suited for their soil and climate and for the style of wine they want to make. Fortunately, Chardonnay adapts well to different conditions and it is a vigorous vine. It has a lot of large leaves, but aggressive pruning keeps them at bay to avoid too little sun and warmth on the grapes. Chardonnay vines produce their best grapes in chalk, clay and limestone soils, and alluvial soils — you know, like in Anderson Valley. The winery this week, Lede Family Wines, was established in 2002, with 60 acres in the Stags Leap District in Napa. There, they make a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Sauvignon Blanc and their “flagship” wine, Poetry. After years of success with Cliff Lede wines in Napa, Cliff found himself more and more interested in Pinot Noir, especially Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. In 2009, Lede acquired Breggo Cellars

in the Anderson Valley. Two years later, they got the famed Savoy Vineyard in the AVA. For our Chardonnay this week, these wines are still labeled with the Breggo name. As of March 1, 2014 (yep, just this past Saturday), Breggo Cellars was re-branded as FEL Wines. FEL stands for Florence Elsie Lede, the initials of Cliff ’s mother, who was responsible for his love of good wine. The Breggo Chardonnay 2011, while it’s still Breggo, is a blend of grapes from their Savoy Vineyard and their Ferrington Vineyard. This was a cool vintage year in northern California. Perfect for the varieties growing in the Anderson Valley. A cold spring was followed by heavy rains in June, but July, August and September — the heart of the grape growing season — were warm with even temperatures. The harvest lasted exceptionally late, into November, due to the coolness earlier in the year. The Savoy Vineyard is 44 acres, is located close to the center of the valley, and is planted with Dijon and Heritage clones. The Ferrington Vineyard is 70 acres with south facing slopes where grapes are ripened in the afternoon sunshine to full rich flavors. The Breggo Anderson Valley Chardonnay is pressed from whole clusters in stainless steel tanks. After settling for 24 hours, the juice is fermented in French oak with limited malolactic fermentation allowed. The wine is aged, “sur lie,” in 60 gallon neutral French oak barrels. The finished wine is full of coolclimate flavors that include flint, crushed rock (both the now popular minerality), and lemon zest. Honey, bergamot and chamomile add complexity. Orange marmalade, toasted bread with crisp acidity sparkle in the flavors, along with grapefruit and white peach. A perfect wine for shellfish and more. Possibly, one of the most excellent Chardonnays we will taste this year. All those layers of flavors and textures and complexities would usually come with a $30 to $35 dollar price tag, but you can get it at Bill’s Liquor for only $21.99. Enjoy.

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For sushi lovers, there are few places that can satisfy that craving for fresh seafood and rolls like Sushi Sakana, located off Parris Island Gateway in the Bi-Lo shopping center in Port Royal. The Lunch Bunch started with the Sakana Leaf appetizer, which has a beautiful presentation on a glass platter with colorful drizzling of special sauce and shaped like a flower. The spicy crab, shrimp and tuna combination on the inside is surrounded by large pieces of avocado. It was so amazing that Irene and I couldn’t even wait to use our chopsticks — we used our forks, and still couldn’t get enough of this dish. It was seriously delicious. Our second appetizer was the Salmon Tartar, which was light and wonderful. A trip to Sushi Sakana would not be complete without trying one of their warm rolls, which comes wrapped in foil with the flame still going underneath when it is brought to your table. We were treated to the elaborate Lowcountry Roll that includes crab and white tuna tempura on the inside and is topped with salmon, mozzarella and cheddar cheese and special sauce. This roll just melts in your mouth with goodness. When our server brought out a trio of

Clockwise from above: A trio of specialty rolls: Johnny Roll, Sam and Jam Roll, the Police Roll; The friendly and talented staff at Sushi Sakana; Sakana Leaf; the Lowcountry Roll; and Salmon tartar.

specialty rolls — the Johnny, the Police, and the Sam and Jam — our eyes lit up because they looked so tempting. The Johnny Roll packs a punch with spicy tuna, jalapeños, avocado, cream cheese, torched salmon and eel sauce. The Police Roll has shrimp tempura, bacon, cream cheese and avocado and is topped with eel sauce, potato sticks and crushed almonds. For those, like me, who love a good crunch, this roll rocks. The Sam and Jam tastes like dessert with a unique combination of shrimp tempura, cream cheese, apples, fried

bananas and topped with mango, eel sauce and a dusting of crushed almonds. The unexpected sweetness of the banana and the fresh, bright tropical flavor of the mango create an outstanding roll that you won’t soon forget. Kudos to the owners and staff for their culinary creativity and friendly service. Sushi Sakana is at 860 Parris Island Gateway, Suite C-1, Port Royal. It is open Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Call 843-379-5300 for take-out.

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When it comes to describing a healthier life — for us and our dogs — we are encouraged to participate in a new vocabulary to remain current with rising trends. Both people and animal doctors are trending toward concierge medicine, a trend that forces us to decode buzz words like natural, human-grade, holistic and organic, and my own personal pet peeve, wellness. For instance, dog owners will maintain they feed their dogs a kibble that is made of human-grade ingredients — because it says so on the label. Here’s the problem with that: humangrade dog food does not exist. Due to the vagaries of the federal government, we just don’t know what that actually means. Once meat, originally intended for humans, leaves a slaughterhouse in a truck bound for a pet food factory, it immediately becomes “inedible” for human consumption. Food material meant for humans is under jurisdiction of the FDA; once it leaves the plant, it belongs to the USDA; it has its own set of rules. The USDA does not inspect pet food manufacturing plants and procedures therefore cannot guarantee that the processing of the food meets human standards. Anything could happen in there, and it does. Terms like holistic, premium, organic and natural have also become extremely popular marketing vernacular in the pet food industry of late, as well. There is


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no legal definition to support the use of those kinds of words, either. From the FDA: “From a food science perspective, it is difficult to define a food product that is ‘natural’ because the food has probably been processed and is no longer the product of the earth. That said, FDA has not developed a definition for use of the term natural or its derivatives.” So, it appears these descriptors were created solely to inflate the value of the pet product for marketing purposes. Natural (and it’s derivatives natura, nutro, natural >insert happy word<) implies a safe, healthy, nutritious food, but there’s no legal definition of the word, so a food containing arsenic and ear wax — both of which are natural — could be sold as “100% natural.” A manufacturer gets to use the word organic if it meets the strict requirements of the USDA’s National Organic Program. At least 95 percent of the ingredients must be organically grown or cultivated without the addition of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Therefore, all the beef, or chicken, or

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wheat, rice and whatever that the dog food contains must be organic. If a dog food contains at least 70 percent organic ingredients, the label can say, “Made with Organic Ingredients.” What the other 30 percent is is up for grabs. These foods cannot carry the coveted “USDA Organic” green and white label. Given, too, that most pet food companies are now subsidiaries of multi-national corporations — for instance, Procter and Gamble own Iams and Eukanuba. Mars owns Kal Kan, Mealtime, Pedigree, Walthams, Sheba, and Nutro — how much do you trust that organic on the package means anything? And then there’s wellness. The word first appeared in the 1600’s as a counter to ill-ness. Now, that makes sense. Unfortunately, it took a turn

when Dr. Halbert L. Dunn introduced the concept of wellness, referring to a lifestyle approach that pursued elevated states of physical and psychological wellbeing, in a series of lectures he gave at the Unitarian Church in Arlington, Virginia in the late 1950s. He described it as a “disciplined commitment to selfmastery.” Hardly what we think of as wellness today. Of late, the term has gotten mishmashed in with holistic health, disease prevention, health education and health promotion, hair care, massage, spa, exercise and fitness, stress management, critical thinking, spirituality, effective relationships and yes, dog food. It’s a marketer’s dream word; it means everything and nothing, but we want it. Human and animal docs are turning toward the “wellness” approach to practice. Does that mean anything more than selling supplements and suggesting you take a walk? Next time you hear a practitioner use that word, or see it appear on his sign or his brochure, or watch him re-make his practice in a wellness model, ask him what he means. I wager he’ll scramble for a definition.

what to do Senior citizen’s health care topic of meeting

Those who are managing a senior citizen’s health care should plan to attend the next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 6, when Greg Estes of United Hospice will speak about recent changes to Medicare and help identify other medical resources available to seniors. He will also discuss questions seniors should be asking their physicians, the reasons for admission to home health, hospice and hospital and the difference between inpatient and outpatient care. The Parkinson’s Support Group meetings are held from 1:30-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway, in Port Royal. The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Rick Ostrander at 843-525-1229 or Rose Ewing at 843-252-3001 or rewing@

Caregivers: Get help coping with stress

Is the stress of being a caregiver affecting your physical or mental health? Help can be found by attending a free workshop on Friday, March 7, at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. Two interactive group sessions on how to cope with the stress of caregiving will be presented by Alan Poe, who has been a hospice chaplain for eight years and has more than 35 years of experience as a relationship counselor. The first session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The second session will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mr. Poe has a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in divinity. The sessions are free and open to the public. Helena House is located on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. RSVP by calling 843-592-2356 or e-mail at

First Friday Celebration honors St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 7, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day First Friday Celebration in the Habersham Marketplace. Come see the Glor na Daire Irish Step Dancers perform at 6 p.m. on the Marketplace main stage. Later, the Paddy McGee Duo will be performing Irish Folk music live at 7 p.m. Free face painting for all, a special appearance by Tux the clown.

Black Chamber holds Friday networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event on Friday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort. March 8 is targeted as “Sign-up South Carolina Day” for the Affordable Health Care Marketplace. The intention is to promote and raise awareness of opportunities to apply for health coverage. The Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage. Open enrollment for 2014 ends March 31.

DNR course teaches hunter safety, training

A free, SCDNR-approved, instructorled, one-day Hunter Safety Education course and test will be Saturday, March 8. Hunting license training is mandatory for SC residents and non-residents born

after June 30, 1979. Presented by Parris Island Rod & Gun Club at the clubhouse on Parris Island, the course will start at 7:30 a.m. Bring lunch, snacks and drinks. Pass the test and get a temporary hunter education card on the spot. To reserve your seat, contact Jim VanDam, sccwrh@ or call 843-252-2846.

Women’s Leadership Council has fundraiser

The Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of the Lowcountry will hold its inaugural “Power Of The Purse” fundraising event on Sunday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Oldfield Clubhouse. The event will feature an open bar with signature cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, and both a live and silent auction. The event will be emceed by Deanna Bowdish and feature items for auction such as designer purses, dinner packages, resort destination packages, and other valuable items. All proceeds from the event will help fund the Women’s Leadership Council’s “Breaking Barriers to Education” fund that provides flexibility for the United Way to address issues not covered by other emergency providers in regards to children and parents referred to the agency by a school social worker. The Women’s Leadership Council will also present their “Woman of the Year” award. Tickets are $65 per person and are available online at For more information call the United Way office at 843-982-3040.

Group to show film about local lighthouse

On Tuesday, March 11, The Historic Port Royal Foundation will show the film “A Light on Treacherous Waters,” the story of the Hunting Island light station. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m., in Union Church, 1004 11th Street, Port Royal. Admission and snacks are free! For questions or more information, call 843522-9923.

Church to hold service Tuesdays during Lent

The Parish Church of St. Helena will sponsor a Lenten service each Tuesday during Lent. The service begins at noon in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., followed by a lecture by guest speaker Alan Runyan and a light lunch. Visitors to Beaufort and members of the community are cordially invited. The program is free, with a small donation asked to help with the cost of the lunch. A nursery is available by reservation; call Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220. The lecture series focuses on the events surrounding the capture, trial and execution of Jesus Christ. The lecture series schedule is: March 11: “The Historical Context and the Factual Record”; March 18 : “The Hebrew Trial”; March 25: “The Roman Trial”; April 1: “The Cross: Where Justice...”; April 8: “The Cross: Met Mercy.”

Sea Island Fly Fishers hold monthly meeting

Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. will be the next meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers. The club meets at Bay Street Outfitters, 825 Bay St. in Beaufort. Following a social hour with refreshments, the club will hear from the President of the Sea Island Chapter of CCA. Danny Rourk, a well known

local guide, will discuss the activities of the Coastal Conservation Association. A fly tying demonstration by Capt. Dick Wehrenberg will be held during the social hour. The meeting is open and free to the public. Veteran and beginner fly fishers are encouraged to come by. Learn more online at www.flyfishingbeaufort. com, or call Jack Baggette, 522-8911.

JSLB hosting fourth annual Prom Boutique

The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is hosting the fourth annual Prom Boutique on Saturday, March 15. Dresses will be available to local high school students who wish to attend their local proms but may not have the means to purchase one. Dresses and coordinating accessories are offered free-of-charge to our local teenagers. The mission of the JSLB Prom Boutique is to promote confidence and self-esteem of the young women in the Beaufort area, despite the difficulties of the economic downturn. In addition, the Prom Boutique is a way of encouraging and rewarding local students for staying in school and committing to their academic future. JSLB will open the doors to the boutique from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Academy of Career Excellence located in Ridgeland at 80 Lowcountry Drive. Young ladies are welcome to attend with one friend or family member. The only requirement for entry is a student ID (for public schools) or a note from the guidance counselor or school administrator (for private schools). For more information about the JSLB Prom Boutique, visit

Herban Marketplace has book club meeting

Herban Marketplace, Beaufort County’s premier all organic and all-natural grocery will host the free “Eat Well. Live Well. Stay Well. Book Club” starting Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. The club will meet at ArtiZen Yoga (1211 Newcastle Street). This inaugural meeting of the book club will focus on the book,“And, Building A World Connection Through Jewish Mystical Wisdom” by Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky. This book is available for sale at Herban Marketplace, and online at and Radonsky will lead book club discussions, and this first meeting will help define the topics, direction and books for the monthly club. Herban Marketplace will also provide refreshments. Sign up to attend the book club at Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Street, Beaufort or call 843-379-5550. To include your event in the What To Do section, please send all emails and inquiries to

clarification In the profile piece from February 20 about Rebecca Bass and Frank Vandegrift and their work with therapy dogs, we mentioned Rebecca’s work teaching obedience classes for the Beaufort Kennel Club. Leon Ember also teaches and he started the classes in 1998. We would like to thank all the teachers, volunteers and dog owners in the Beaufort area for making the community so canine friendly.

upcoming events at the libraries Wee Read with Miss Kathleen: Join Miss Kathleen, and help prepare your child for learning, using the State Library’s Every Child Ready to Read Initiatives. For ages 6 months – 3 years and their adult caregiver. Every Tuesday in March from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in that Activity Room at the St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Contact: 843-255-6558, Storytimes with Miss Kathleen: Join Miss Kathleen for songs and stories you will love singing and dancing to! • For children ages 2-4 years and their adult caregiver: Every Monday in March and April from 4 to 4:45 p.m. • For children ages 5-6 years and their adult caregiver: Every Tuesday in March and April from 4 to 4:45 p.m. In the Activity Room, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road. Contact: 843-255-6558, The Junior Book Club with Ms. Vera: Readers will meet and share book talks after reading. Ages 7-11 years. Registration Required. • Wed., March 12: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. • Wed., March 26: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. • Wed., April 9: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. • Wed., April 23: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. In the Activity Room, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road. Free. Contact: 843-255-6541, Advanced Internet Searching: Are you tired of getting millions of hits when you just need one website? Learn to master Internet searching using Google, Bing and other websites. First come, first serve. Space is limited to 10 adults. Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Windows Lab, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island. Contact: 843-255-6488, Lego Creation Station: Come play with our new Legos and create a display for the library. Ages 4-11. No registration required. Saturday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Helena Branch Library Activity Room, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road. Contact: 843-255-6541, verab@ Technology Club: Smartphone Celebration: We will discuss how smart phones have changed our lives in how we use mobile devices. From using a mouse to our finger, we will discuss a few tips and tricks on how to use the Settings feature to make a smart phone experience enjoyable. This is not a class, just an informal discussion for adults over age 18. Come with ideas and an open mind on Tuesday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Windows Lab, St. Helena library. Contact: 843-255-6547, mflorencio@ Spring Gardening Workshop with Laura Lee Rose: Master Gardener Laura Lee Rose will be offering a series of gardening workshops at the Beaufort Branch Library. Here’s the schedule: • Monday, March 17 at 2 p.m.: Vegetable Gardening • Monday, March 24 at 2 p.m.: Shade and Groundcovers • Monday, March 31 at 2 p.m.: Landscaping with native plants The Beaufort Branch Library is located at 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. Workshops are free and open for everyone. Please call Stacey Edmonds at 843-255-6458, or email to register. For more information about all events taking place at each library branch, visit

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

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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beaufort’s becoming bookish This fall features a lot of events for literary lovers

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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.

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

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.


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A smattering of book signings highlights local authors the annual friends of the Library book sale will take place next weekend, september 28-30 in Waterfront Park. What else is happening at the library?

see These sTories on page 12

Happy rail trails At a ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 13, a crowd of local officials, community leaders and bicycle enthusiasts gathered at the site of the old Depot Building off Depot Road in Beaufort to commemorate the start of construction on the Spanish Moss Trail. As Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling noted, making the trail a reality was the result of public and private groups working together for a cause that will promote healthy activity and benefit the community. Weston Newton also praised the trail as a way to showcase the beauty of our natural resources. The first section is scheduled to be complete by Thanksgiving.


Hometown tennis great Larry Scheper gives back. see page 8


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Amazing Idol

community rejoices over return of american idol’s candice glover


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Beaufort named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” see page 3


Battery Creek win breaks 13-game losing streak. see page 15

New column teaches some helpful, basic yoga poses. see page 4


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City and county officials break ground at the old Depot building in Beaufort to commemorate work on the Spanish Moss Trail.


lanier laney joins beaufort’s ‘international’ residents to celebrate chile’s independence day with party, page 10

Sanford wins 1st Congressional seat Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was chosen by voters to fill the U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, seat in the special general election held Tuesday, May 7. Unofficial results, with all five counties reporting, show the Republican Sanford at 54 percent

over his opponent Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch. In Beaufort County, Sanford collected about 53 percent, with Colbert Busch at nearly 47 percent. With all 80 precincts reporting, voter turnout was deemed high by election officials at 33 percent. Sanford beat out 15 other

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candidates in the primary to represent the Republican Party in his first return to politics since he resigned as governor in 2009. He previously served as the First Congressional District representative from 1995-2001. Sanford grew up in Beaufort and his family still lives in the area.

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Beaufort Children’s Theatre presents Little Mermaid, Jr. see page 18 INDEX

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