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A common vision for an uncommon neighborhood The sounds of dance music and the aroma of frying fish will pervade the Old Commons Neighborhood Saturday, May 21, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., when The Foundation Band plays three-hours of blues, R&B, oldies and pop hits outdoors in the heart of the Commons. Nearby the Sons of Beaufort Lodge #36 will hold an old-fashioned fish fry with all the trimmings, noon – 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Old Commons Neighborhood Association, Concert in the Commons III is part of an ongoing neighborhood inititative to build community, awareness of its long history and to fund neighborhood improvements. The fundraiser is one of a halfdozen that the neighborhood association has held in support of activities which preserve and protect its history. It was a leader in the drive to stabilize the 130-year-old Sons of Beaufort Lodge, the only one of many 19th century civic lodges still in use in Beaufort. Funds were raised at the 2009 and 2010 concerts for historical markers and tree plantings.



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Brays Island annual tournament to benefit AMIkids. see page 6


Beaufort High School Dance Department. see page 13

FASHION Author and former Beaufort Gazette reporter Jason Ryan.

Former reporter hits big with a topic the Lowcountry has been waiting for

COMMONS continued on page 18

By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer


Old Commons residents Ray and Kate dance at last year’s concert.

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uthor Jason Ryan recently released “Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs,” a researched account of Operation Jackpot and a book the Lowcountry has been anticipating for quite some time. Through extensive interviews with kingpins, smugglers, investigators, prosecutors and defense attorneys, as well as research of trials and legal proceedings, news archives, and government records, Ryan, a former staff reporter for South Carolina’s The State newspaper, has created a narrative that details the rise and fall of the gentlemen smugglers. Jackpot is his first book. Ryan shared a few of his thoughts about “Jackpot” with The Island News: JACKPOT continued on page 17

Columnist Laura Trask describes the beauty of hats. see page 23 INDEX

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Filing opens Friday for Beaufort City Council seat Filing opens Friday May 13 for candidates interested in filling the Beaufort City Council seat left vacant by the passing of longtime Councilman Gary Fordham last month. The special election will be held July 19. The filing deadline is noon Saturday, June 4, for candidates interested in the

position. Fordham, whose term expires in 2012, passed away April 22. He had said he wouldn’t seek re-election to the Council seat he’d held for 12 years. Beaufort City Council seats are nonpartisan and elected at large, meaning all registered voters in the City will be able to participate in the special election.

Interested candidates must submit their signed paperwork to the Beaufort County Election Commission by noon on June 4 and pay the $150 filing fee. Checks should be made out to the City of Beaufort. The filing essentially should say: “I hereby file notice that I am a candidate

for election to the office of Council member in the special municipal election to be held on July 19, 2011. I certify that I am a qualified elector and resident of the City of Beaufort.” For more information about Beaufort City Council, visit www.cityofbeaufort. org.

news briefs Black Chamber installs new board members

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce recently installed the following new board members: Herbert Ford of Hilton Head Island, Gary Littlejohn of Bluffton, and Attorney Bernard McIntyre of Beaufort. Herbert Ford is a native of Hilton Head Island and is returning after retirement from a career with the CIA. Gary Littlejohn is the owner of Jackson Hewitt with several locations in the Beaufort and surrounding areas. Attorney Bernard McIntyre has practiced law in Beaufort for over 30 years. The Black Chamber is not a traditional chamber of commerce. It is the facilitator between public and private entities looking to expand their participation with disadvantaged business enterprise.

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y taking a progressive approach to updating its fleet of firefighting vehicles, the Beaufort Fire Department saved $765,000 while improving the department’s capabilities and efficiencies, local leaders said. Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron and his department took delivery recently of a new Class A Pumper truck and two All Purpose Response Vehicles. The City of Beaufort provides fire protection services to the Town of Port Royal as part of a contract agreement between the two municipalities to work closely to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. The pumper cost $385,000 compared to traditional pumpers that cost $600,000 or more; the All Purpose Vehicles cost $145,000 each and carry chassis pumpers to battle brush fires, vehicle fires and other smaller blazes. “We spent $675,000 on our three new vehicles, and that’s a big savings compared to what fire departments around the nation, or even other local departments, are spending on big expensive fire trucks,” Negron said. “Switching to the two All Purpose Vehicles is especially important locally because 70 percent of our calls are related to medical issues, and these new vehicles are much more mobile and efficient on the road to get the job done,” he said. “We 2

what makes these vehicles so special? Highlights of the new Beaufort Fire Department vehicles: • Lower purchase costs • Efficiency of new squads in responding to medical calls • Smaller, more compact and younger firefighting fleet • Expanded capabilities • Progressive thinking in how the Fire Department provides service

have a more effective department with better apparatus, and we saved $765,000.” With City Council’s decision to use progressive and research-based apparatus purchasing practices, the Beaufort Fire Department increased its response capabilities from three first-out apparatus to five — meaning they can handle five single-apparatus responses simultaneously. Using the All Purpose Response vehicles to respond to all medical calls in the city “results in a more efficient use of our equipment according to the type of call they are responding to, and that keeps our big pumpers off the road until they are truly needed,” Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said.

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The new All Purpose Response vehicles are responding to structure, vehicle and brush fires as well as vehicle accidents, medical calls and all other calls for service, Negron said. The smaller All Purpose Response vehicles will take the place of the big pumpers responding to medical calls. They also bring greater maneuverability, accessibility and faster response with lower maintenance costs and less wear and tear compared to full-sized pumper trucks, Negron said. A 2009-10 study of the Beaufort fire and police departments by the International City/County Management Association gave “best practice” kudos to both for their proactive, prevention-based efforts. The report on Beaufort’s fire department showed that only 1.1 percent of all calls involved actually fighting fires, but 66 percent of all calls were for medical emergencies that firefighters acted on as first responders. That’s where the new, more efficient and multi-purpose vehicles will help the department, Negron said. The International City/County Management Association works to create excellence in local governance. The organization provides an information clearinghouse, technical assistance, training and professional development to more than 9,000 city, town and county groups throughout the world.

Beaufort finance report earns national award

In recognition of the clarity and transparency of Beaufort’s city government, the Government Finance Officers Association awarded the City and its Finance Department the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and reporting. Beaufort received the honor for the 2010 Comprehensive Annual Report. The report is available online under the Finance Department at www.


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What is next for Lady’s Island? By Jim Hicks

The City of Beaufort, as part of its program to transition to a form-based code, has recently conducted a series of public meetings, or charrettes, during which planners met with residents and attempted to develop a common vision for the city. The county has plans to conduct a similar meeting in the future for Lady’s Island residents. At this charrette, the residents and businesses on Lady’s Island will have an opportunity to express their thoughts as to the future of Lady’s Island and how we might improve the current zoning. As a starting point for this discussion, the following is a review of Lady’s Island present zoning. Village Center (commercial area along Sea Island Parkway) Architecture — When the zoning for the Village Center was drafted in 1999, regulations were included to require new buildings to be located near the street with parking in the rear. SCB&T and Butler Marine are two examples of the results of these regulations. The original rational for these regulations was a desire to continue the architectural style utilized by the city of Beaufort on Carteret Street. Sea Island Parkway is going to remain a very busy four-lane highway for the foreseeable future and the volume of traffic will only increase. Perhaps it is time to consider whether continuing this policy of requiring new construction to be located near the road is appropriate or should an increase in flexibility be allowed when determining the best location for new buildings in the Village Center. Uses — Under the present system of zoning, each specific use or type of business must be specifically authorized and any special caveats be spelled out in detail. Under form-based zoning, the emphasis is on the appearance of the building with much less concern as what the interior will be utilized for. At first glance, this sounds great, but raises serious concern as to what type of business your neighbor may choose for his or her adjacent building. While new “use” regulations will probably require a bit of effort to find comfortable ground, there is no question that the present zoning should be changed to allow “mixed use” (business and residents to be in the same building). Signs — No single area causes more irritation and frustration than that of signs. A review of the current sign regulations should be conducted. Redevelopment District. (the residential area adjacent to the Village Center that has deteriorated in quality over the years) The establishment of a Redevelopment

District was an effort to provide sufficient incentive to entice developers into investing in the redevelopment of the residential area surrounding the Jim Hicks Lady’s Island Village Center which Planning had, over the years, Commission deteriorated. Some Representative of these incentives included removing any cap on density, expedited permitting and authorized multifamily development. During the housing boom, there was very little or no interest by developers in redevelopment since there was such a strong market for new homes and plenty of existing undeveloped land. With the tightening of access to mortgages rental properties will most likely become increasingly attractive and locating them near schools and stores is the latest trend. A close look at this zoning would appear appropriate along with serious study of how form-based zoning could be used to improve the concept and development of rental property promoted. Expanded Home Business. (The property along the four-lane portion of Sams Point road) Expanded Home Business zoning is unique to Lady’s Island and was designed to allow very light (nonintrusive on residential neighbors) types of commercial businesses such as office and medical practices to utilize the homes in this area for businesses. This zoning has been a success in that many of the homes in this area, which were near the end of their practical life as rental units, have now been purchased, renovated and today serve commercial purposes. A review of the types of commercial uses presently allowed in this zoning would appear to be in order to see if a good idea might be better with a few minor changes. Professional Office District. (Next to Lady’s Island Drive) The Professional Office District was established with the objective of limiting the commercial types of development along this highly traveled road to those types which would generate minimal traffic interruption. The banks and professional office park in this area have been specifically of the nature desired. The ordinance probably should require that businesses along the road be connected by a parallel road. Rural Business District. (Property along the right side of the road coming from Chowan Creek in the Eustis community) Rural Business District zoning was

developed with the specific purpose of protecting or legalizing those businesses in the rural area which had existed prior to the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan and with its adoption were made “nonconforming”. It has worked well and probably needs little or no change. Community Preservation. (Residential area of Lady’s Island) The Community Preservation zoning for the residential portion of Lady’s Island with its 2 houses to an acre is, in many ways, the opposite of new urbanism with its form based code in that it does not promote high density, stores and schools are not within walking distance of most homes and vehicle transportation is necessary. Accepting the fact that Community Preservation zoning and the form based code promote different lifestyles the simple truth is over the last decade new home buyers made Lady’s Island the fastest growing area in northern Beaufort County and most of that growth occurred in the Community Preservation area. As to the future market, with the price of gas constantly creeping higher and higher the attraction for living in a community in which one can meet most needs by walking or riding a bike will certainly increase. The Rural Northern island area How form-based code can best be utilized in the rural areas of Beaufort County is open to question. Over the last decade, the residents and property owners of the rural portion of Lady’s Island have made quite clear their desire to retain the present quality of life with the present limit of one house per three acres and protect the environment. Considering the fact that the rural portion of the northern part of the island is within the flight path of the air station, contains an aquifer recharge area, includes approximately 600 acres under conservation easement, is not going to see a northern by pass in the foreseeable future, and the property owners like it just as it is, perhaps we should just leave it alone. As to the Lady’s Island of the future here are a few items for your consideration: • A way to keep the grass cut along the roads and the streets clean. • A park with athletic fields, tennis courts and trails (Springfield Road is a great start). • A park (Crystal Lake?) similar to City of Beaufort Pigeon Point Park which is designed for small children. • A Meridian Road walking path connecting Sea Island Parkway and Lady’s Island Drive. • Street lights along the Village Center portion of Sea Island Parkway.

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Spring is a busy time for schools By Bill Evans

The temperatures are warming, the sand gnats are out and we are in the middle of lots of testing at the schools; it must be Spring in the Lowcountry! Spring is the time when all the preliminary work on budgets begins to take real shape. School district staff along with their counterparts from the county have been working literally all year laying the groundwork for budget presentations. As the school board, we have worked diligently to reduce the budget; our efforts in February targeting $6.8 million resulted in a real net savings of approximately $5.4 million which was somewhat disappointing as we had eliminated a number of positions and programs that had proven themselves productive. In addition, the tax collection rate projected by the county for the district is short by several percentage points which has meant more than $2 million less on the revenue side of our present budget. What does all this mean? It leads us to the inevitable action of having to cut more personnel and programs or to go deeper into our fund balance, possibly endangering our bond rating and ability to borrow at lower interest rates. It also does not paint a good picture for the future and will take back to a discussion of closing schools for the 2012-13 school year. On a brighter note, this is also the time

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

when we start to identify many of the real successes of the year academically. Attendance in the Extended Learning Time program continues to climb and in many cases we are seeing students attend who are coming in for enrichment as well as remediation. Our winter MAP scores showed increases in every subtest at the elementary level and in most every level at our middle schools. We are looking forward to some very strong performance coming out of the spring testing. PASS testing started May 9, this is the annual state testing for students in grades three through eight. Lastly, some individual successes. Ashton Lancaster, Grace Rhodes, Sean Alford Jr., Brandon Clark and Taylor Rabon were all recognized by Duke TIP program and may qualify for special academic programs over the summer. And Marissa Lee, Arlen Ho and Reagan Palmer, all sophomores at Beaufort High School, qualified to attend the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Spring is also a great time to be around

the schools watching the many student productions and award programs. I had the great good fortunate to deliver Teacher of the Year Awards to three of our local schools: Mrs. Bacon, Third Grade at Lady’s Island Elementary; Mrs. Rooney, Art Teacher at Lady’s Island Intermediate and Middle; and Mrs. Cathy Williams, pre-Kindergarten at Coosa Elementary. Other local recognition went to Karen Watts, Kindergarten at St. Helena Elementary, and Deborah Kidd, Social Studies at Beaufort High. It was great to see the surprise on these teachers’ faces and the genuine outburst of cheers from their students! Beaufort High’s recent drama production was well attended and very enjoyable, as was the choral concert featuring excepts from Huckleberry Finn. This was Vic Varner’s last concert after a truly outstanding career, he has set a high bar at the school and I am sure the tradition of strong performances will continue. Coming up are dance performances at the high school and numerous events at all of the schools to close out the school year; of special note is a new program “All Pro Dad” being held at Coosa Elementary. Whatever the program or the school, take the time to get out there and enjoy the efforts of so many, it such a GREAT time to be in our schools and support our teachers and students.

Lady’s Island Middle: The right school for my child By Laura Eggers

As this school year is drawing to an end, many parents are faced with the decision as to where their child can obtain the best education during the upcoming school year. It is a tough decision and one that every parent faces each new school year. Under no circumstances would I attempt to tell any parent which school is best for their child. However, I would like to share some thoughts as to why my child is attending Lady’s Island Middle School this year and will continue there next school year. First a bit about myself: I am a parent of a 13 year old child, a business owner, a proud resident of Lady’s Island, and currently the Chair of the School Improvement Council for the Lady’s Island Middle and Intermediate Schools. As anyone who has been responsible for raising a middle school child knows, these can be trying times. There are so many changes that these kids are going through and they’re trapped in the middle — no longer young children but also not yet young adults. Because of all of this, as a parent, it can be a very difficult to decide the “right” education for your child. My personal choice is to proceed with a public education in the zone where we live. Like all parents, I am concerned with my child’s education — is it challenging, is it competitive, is it safe? What about peer pressure and extracurricular activities? I am very happy with Lady’s Island

EDITOR’S NOTE The above article was as a result of an invitation by the Lady’s Island Business Proffessional Association for Ms. Eggers to share her thoughts as a parent of a child attending Lady’s Island Intermediate/Middle School and also as Chair of the School Improvement Council. Middle/Intermediate Schools because my child is challenged every day. The school focuses heavily on the student’s MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) scores and works with each child to see these scores improve throughout the year. The school is implementing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program that should be fully integrated into all four grade levels in the 2012-2013 school year. My child is very happy at LIMS, has never felt unsafe, has great friends and is involved in one of the many extracurricular options available for the seventh and eighth grade students. Whether it is athletics or one of the performing arts options such as dance, band, strings and chorus, there is an option for every child. As a parent and as the Chair of the School Improvement Council, I am convinced that parental involvement is paramount to that school’s success. But parental involvement is not enough. Local

involvement from all citizens, businesses and community action groups is necessary to make any educational system better. The success or failure of our local schools impacts our property values, the safety of our environment and the services we receive in our local shops and businesses. As a business owner in the community, the quality of young adults entering the work force is very important to me. Every child, given the proper environment, is capable of learning and becoming successful but sometimes it really does “take a village.” Community and Collaborations is a theme that Principal Martin Wright has been talking about and working on during his first year at our school. He has a vision of the community and the local schools working together to build a better environment for us all. I support his vision and will work to help move this closer to reality through various committees that work with both the school and community. If you’re a parent, a retiree, a local business owner, a concerned/caring adult and want to get involved in our school and the many good things happening there, I strongly encourage it. We need you. Contact the school and speak with the Volunteer Coordinator. If, as a parent, you are struggling to make a decision as to whether Lady’s Island Intermediate or Lady’s Island Middle School is right for your child next year and I can be of assistance in any way, please contact me at


Fact one: Beaufort County School District (BCSD) has the lowest millage rate in South Carolina at 116.59 mills. Compare this to Richland County Schools (Columbia) where the millage is 284.4 — more than twice as high. Fact two: BCSD is the only district in the state that does not receive any Education Finance Act (EFA) money. Richland County districts receive $79 million. Fact three: The cost of living for housing and utilities in Beaufort County is the highest in the state, according to IRS statistics released March 1. Richland County cost of living is 21% lower. Fact four: In spite of the higher cost of living, BCSD cost per student of $10,606 is not the highest in the state. Several districts are higher, according to the State Department of Education official report. Fact five: 2011 revenue will likely be short of the County Council’s final budget for BCSD by about $4.5 million, thus requiring use of emergency fund balance dollars. Fact six: For the past three years plus the proposed 2012 budget, our school district is serving more students while reducing staff by 169 positions. Education of children will begin to suffer. Fact seven: In comparison, county government has announced eliminating only eight engineering positions during this recession. Fact eight: BCSD has not had a millage increase in the past three years while absorbing the overhead of opening six new school buildings and paying more than $2 million per year to a charter school.

THANK YOU Thank you from Beaufort Kiwanis

Close to 40 boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, participated in a local Pitch, Hit and Run Competition last weekend at Burton Wells ball park, sponsored by Aquafina and Major League Baseball. Free to all competitors, this event, hosted by the Beaufort Kiwanis, was a tremendous success with 14 of the winners advancing to the Sectional PH&R competition to be held at Grayson Stadium in Savannah on Saturday, May 14. Congratulations go to Griffin Stone and Seth Parsick (7/8 year group); Dearius Hazel and Jaheem Hazel (9/10 age group); Ty Grizzell, Landon Thorpe, Mathew Cieplowski, Ryan MurrayGreen, and Kyle Lanning (11/12 year group); Tyler Carroll and Mark Hetrick (13/14 year group); Hannah Phillips (girls 9/10 year group); and Caroline O’Hara and Anna Grace Waters (girls 11/12 year group). Thanks to Beaufort County PALS for use of the Burton Wells ball field and to all the youngsters and their families. Winners at the sectional competition may advance to a regional competition with an opportunity to advance to the 2011 All Star game to be held in Phoenix for the national competition. Bob Semmler Beaufort Kiwanis

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Brays Island to host 20th Annual Croquet Tournament

Fundraising event to benefit AMIkids By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer


he 20th Annual Croquet Tournament to benefit AMIkids (formerly Beaufort Marine Institute) will take place on the beautiful, lush greens at Brays Island Plantation on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Board members coordinate this successful and memorable event that raises money for an organization that provides a second chance for young men who would otherwise be sent to jail for their non-violent offenses. AMIkids Beaufort was started in 1985 by seven locals who saw the need for a facility to redirect kids who have been referred by the juvenile justice system or have failed in traditional school settings. Since then, AMIkids has shown hundreds of young South Carolina men ages 14-17 a way to change their lives. The agency operates 56 programs in eight states, including the program in Beaufort, one of its most successful. At AMIkids, they care about the kids society has given up on. By giving young men the tools they need to succeed in life — structure, discipline, love and positive role models — and teaching them the core values by which to lead productive lives, the facility is able to help risk youth separate a troubled past for a bright future. Mike Ingram is the board president of AMIkids Beaufort. Ingram is a leader and connects with the organization altruistically and from the bottom of his heart. He cares about the young men and believes in the program, as does his entire board. “When you combine the labor of the hard working staff we have at the institute, a dedicated board of trustees, the many volunteers and the hundreds of financial patrons, you get results that matter,� explains Ingram.

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Continued from Page 6 “At the end of the day, these collective efforts are changing young men’s lives and making them educated and productive citizens in tomorrow’s society, and that’s a good thing!” A recent success story is that of Leon Mays, a graduate of AMIkids Beaufort and once on a path of destruction. But this year, Mays was accepted to and will be attending The Citadel in the Fall. Education is the key to success at AMIkids. Academics come first, then hands-on programs such as scuba and seamanship, which build self-esteem and the ability to master new skills. Boys’ goals are to return to school at the “These collecproper grade level or to get tive efforts are a GED. But Mays took it changing young a step further and applied to one of the best military men’s lives and colleges in the country. And making them he owes it all to AMIkids educated and Unlike other states that productive citiAMIkids calls home, South Carolina has not cut funding zens in tomorfor this organization this row’s society.” year. Governor Nikki Haley Mike Ingram, supports AMIkids and has AMIkids Beaufort pledged to continue to fight for the agency when budget board president cuts loom. The statewide board recently organized a tremendously effective legislative breakfast. Board, staff and kids from all of South Carolina’s programs participated. More than 150 legislators and legislative staff joined AMIkids and had breakfast with the students. Legislators know that it costs $300 per day to keep a juvenile contained at the Department of Juvenile Justice. At AMIkids, it costs $100 per day. Besides the financial benefit, AMIkids provides a GED and vocational skills and produces young men who will eventually become responsible, tax-paying citizens. This year, Representative Shannon Erickson, also a proponent and vocal supporter for AMIkids, will be the Grand Marshall of the Croquet Tournament to be held at Brays Island, which has sponsored this tournament for all of its 20 years. Ingram is first to thank Brays Island and says, “Their support and generosity has allowed this event to raise over $700,000.” The tournament is successful because of its organizers, who are committed to the youth who pledge to redirect

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social diary

Showcasing the most popular events, people and gatherings Beaufort has to offer.

Penn Center Gala and Awards Banquet By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer • Photos by Bob Sofaly On Saturday, May 7, Penn Center inducted three new members into its prestigious 1862 Circle at its eighth annual Gala and Awards Banquet. The event honored Pat Conroy, contemporary Southern author and award-winning writer of numerous novels, including “My Losing Season,” “The Water is Wide,” “The Great Santini,” “The Lords of Discipline,” “The Prince of Tides,” “South of Broad” and “My Reading Life.” Roland J. Gardner, Chief Executive Officer of BeaufortJasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., which provides health services to more than 19,000 patients in the tri-county area, was also honored. The New York-based Sankofa Circle, Inc., organized in 1993 to support the mission of the Penn Center. The 1862 Circle recognizes local and national leaders who embody the spirit of Penn Center and who serve as advocates for the enduring history and culture of the Sea Islands. Established in 2003, the 1862 Circle has inducted previous notables such as Congressman James Clyburn, Congressman John Lewis, Courtney Siceloff, Emory Campbell, Honorable Ernest F. Hollings, James Denmark, Jeanne MoutoussamyAshe, Jonathan Green, Juan Williams, Phillip Simmons, The Penn Club, Inc., Thomas Barnwell, Vernon Jordan, Phylicia Rashad and Mary Inabinett-Mack. Penn Center, Inc. is one of the oldest and most important African American cultural and educational institutions in North America. Founded in 1862 by Northern abolitionists and missionaries as a school for emancipated Africans, Penn operated as a “model” school until 1948 when its Trustees turned over the organization’s educational functions to Beaufort County and changed its name to Penn Community Services. Later, the Penn Center served as a retreat where much of the strategy of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s was outlined by major leaders, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young.

Pat Conroy, left, fills the wine glass of Roland Gardner while Sally Robinson laughs at the Penn Center’s Gala and Awards Banquet.

Judge Ned Tupper shakes hands with Roland Gardner.

John Smalls presents to members of the Sankofa Circle.


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The Johnsons on Cat Island host viewing of local artist Last Saturday, C. Steve Johnson presented his latest body of work at Charlie and Cathy Johnson’s stunning waterfront home on Cat Island. It was a spectacular evening with good friends, famed local artists and our favorite USCB scholars in attendance. The intimate environment was a refreshing way to look at and appreciate Johnson’s art. The conceptual nature of Johnson’s work Charles and Steve Johnson. sparked great curiosity and conversation. Steve relocated to Beaufort from New Deanna Bowdish. York City in 2007. A year ago, after doing several shows in NYC, Miami and Berlin with his art collective The Fantastic Nobodies, he finally decided to articulate a conceptual body of work based on his take on the topics of his Southern experience: domesticity (a gorgeous set of black-and-white knives, the last one unfinished adorn Cathy Johnson’s traditional-modern kitchen), spirituality (Buddhist mandalas and sacred titles Dale Fairbanks and Lanier Laney. abound) and form (a silhouette of a pair Williamsburg pioneer artists of the midof sandals is so-abstract-yet-so-clear it nineties. Steve is also the enrichment plays with the viewer almost as a visual coordinator at E.C. Montessori & Grade Tim Divine. psychological test). As a trained sculptor School on Lady’s Island. The great news is that Beaufortonians and wood craftsman, Steve also dedicated much time to the art of framing each piece will soon see the work in a public space with a custom, unique approach. The downtown; but, in the meantime, the work is at times minimalistic, graphic and show will be up for viewing and for sale until May 21 on Cat Island. Prices range full of poetry, literally. Artist C. Steve Johnson has lived and between $200-$2,000. Please contact worked all over the world, but he is best or call 646known in New York City as one of the 229-8877 or 843-522-9659.

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

Lady Eagles are Region Champions

Beaufort High School Lady Eagles Soccer Team made history Thursday night, May 5, by capturing their school’s first region championship. Their region record was 7 and 1. The Lady Eagles are coached by

Terry Rawlins and assisted by Shawn Conners and Janna Heiligenstein. Members of the team are, Carson Moore, Sydney Boggs, Austen Stoddard, Allison Blake, Molly Murphy, Kaile Vuyk, Elise Dean, Jylian

COBIA Tournament

The Fillin’ Station on Lady’s Island held a Cobia Tournament last Saturday. First Place was awarded to Captain Steve Roll, Captain Ross Holmquist and mate, Robbie Holmquist. Pat Mitchell, Mat Lusk and Matt Pheifer took second, and Tom Thomas and Mills Rooks placed third.


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pals offers group swim lessons Parents are strongly encouraged to enroll children in group swim lessons held by American Red Cross-Certified Water Safety Instructors. The cost is $30 per participant for eight swim classes. Lessons will be held at the Charles Lind Brown Pool (formerly Greene Street Pool) 843-525-7044, the Battery Creek Pool (843) 2556760, the Beaufort Indoor Pool (843) 522-2903 and the Bluffton Indoor Pool (843) 706-2285. Various class schedules are offered at each pool throughout the summer, but space is limited. For more information, call the individual pool for schedule and times or visit PALS.

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Congratulations Bennett Fultz, Beaufort Academy senior, who was recently named to the SCISA Class “AA” All-State Golf Team. Bennett was named Region Golfer of the Year for Region IAA for the second consecutive year, leading the Beaufort Academy Golf Team to their second region championship in as many years. He will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall.

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Largest commencement ceremony in history On a picturesque Lowcountry evening, the University of South Carolina Beaufort celebrated the largest graduating class of 272 students in USCB history, alongside over 2,800 family members and friends who cheered them on. Before the ceremony, one of the first Studio Art graduates, Sanders Black, presented prints he designed of the Beaufort College building to the honorary degree recipients, Ambassador Karen Hughes, and Paula & Bill Bethea. Ambassador Karen Hughes delivered the commencement speech, encouraging the

2011 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR Beaufort County School District teachers were treated with balloons, flowers, chocolate and proclamations this week as members of the Board of Education and school district senior staff members made surprise visits to each teacher’s classroom to announce the 2011-2012 Teachers of the Year. Teachers of the Year are selected by their peers following criteria established by the schools, the district’s Teacher Forum and the S.C. Department of Education. In the fall, each teacher will compete for the District’s Teacher of the Year honor. Superintendent Dr. Valerie Truesdale said, “This is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the unique gifts of our best of the best teacher leaders. In these difficult economic times, we want to be sure our teachers know how much we appreciate their willingness to do more with less resources.” The 2011-2012 Beaufort County Teachers of the Year are: • Steve Shamblen: Academy for Career Excellence • Kim Day: Battery Creek High School • Joan Linyard: Beaufort Elementary • Debbie Kidd: Beaufort High School • Stephanie Luzny: Beaufort Middle School • Jamie Allen: Broad River Elementary • Katherine Williams: Coosa Elementary • Sonia Merrick: H.E. McCracken Middle • Jessica Goethie-Bacon: Lady’s Island Elementary School • Cadra Rooney: Lady’s Island Middle • Cole Lubkin: Mossy Oaks Elementary • Kimberly Waters: Port Royal Elementary • Heather Tamminen: Pritchardville Elementary School • Steve McPherson: Robert Smalls Middle • Julie Rast: Joseph S Shanklin Elementary School • Jacqueline Simmons: Shell Point Elementary School • Karen Watts: St. Helena Elementary • Latoya Gilbert: Whale Branch Elementary • Karen Jones: Whale Branch Early College High School • Catia Gilbert: Whale Branch Middle School 12

new graduates to have passion for what they do, align their priorities and always maintain a broad perspective. USCB celebrated its 1,000 graduate, along with many firsts: The first class of students to earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees; the first group of graduating Studio Art students; and the first cohort of Saturday Business Degree students (pictured at left) to graduate. This was also the last group of MAT students to graduate, due to state budget cuts. Harris Pastides, President of the University of South Carolina, presided.

Mother’s Day Picnic

Dr. Jennifer Wallace-Sarathy enjoys a Mother’s Day picnic with her daughter Taylor at EC Montessori and Grade School.

SAR honors Lady’s Island Intermediate students The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution sponsored a National Americanism Poster Contest this year. The National Society Elementary School Poster Contest was designed to stimulate interest in American History in support of the Fourth or Fifth Grade Curriculum. The topic for the Poster Contest this year was the “Battle of Cowpens” (S.C.), a most important Southern campaign victory for the Colonists on January 17, 1781. The Beaufort Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the SAR notified local schools of the program and Lady’s Island Intermediate School had seven students participate under the guidance of Mrs. Cadra Rooney, recently presented Teacher of the Year honors at the school. The students selected Brycen Campbell’s poster as their top choice and Chapter President Wayne Cousar submitted her work for consideration at the annual South Carolina State Meeting in April. Miss Campbell’s poster was the runner-up in the state competition. On May 4, chapter officers President Wayne Cousar and

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From left: Wayne Cousar, Brycen Campbell, Assistant Principal Clay Fowler, Britney Singleton, Macy Purdy, Sahranna Fawcett, Caleb Heath, Kristionna Hampton, Teacher Cadra Rooney, Jody Henson. Photo by Faith Brown

Vice President Jody Henson presented SAR Certificates of Appreciation to seven students during a brief ceremony at the school for their participation. Brycen Campbell was awarded a small honorarium in addition to her certificate for creating the chapter’s best poster.

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The Beaufort High School Dance Department puts on its Spring Performance.

Freshman Erin Witt dances in “Till the Dawn.”

Juniors Madeline Anderson Ashley Hoffmann dance in “I’m Yours.”

Senior Debrianna Singleton performs to “I’ve Got The Power.”

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Sun. 12-5 pm “Skimmer” by Eric Horan won first place in the expert category.

Competition selects best photos in Beaufort County The 4th Annual Tri-Club Competition was held on Thursday, May 5, bringing together members of all three local photography clubs: The Photography Club of Beaufort, Camera Club of Hilton Head and the Photography Club of Sun City. More than 100 enthusiasts submitted their very best photos, which were judged on technical quality, composition and impact by professional photographers Stephen Morton, Rob Kaufmann and Christian Lee. Twenty ribbons were awarded. Photography Club of Beaufort took home nine ribbons, Camera Club of Hilton Head received seven ribbons and Sun City, four ribbons. Some of the winners were: Advanced: First Place: Hooded Merganser by Marci Tressel (Hilton

Head); Second Place: Chez Godard by Jean-Marie Cote (Hilton Head); Third Place: Through the Morning Mist by Jim WIlliams (Beaufort); Honorable Mention: Canyonlands by Catherine Tracy (Sun City); and September 11th Memorial by Karen M. Peluso (Beaufort). Expert: First Place: Skimmer by Eric Horan (Beaufort); Second Place: Treasure by Nadine O’Quinn (Beaufort); Third Place: Mountain Top Manse in Fog by Lamar Nix (Beaufort); Honorable Mention: Rivermeet by Hal Cherry (Hilton Head); and Morning Mist at Cataloochee Cove by Sandy Dimke (Beaufort). More information on each club can be found online at www.photoclubbeaufort. com, and www.pcschh. org.


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BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL FISHING TOURNAMENT Sponsored by Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply Fishing Tournament Saturday, June 4th with the Captains Meeting Friday, June 3rd. This year’s tournament will include an off-shore competition, a kayak group, as well as the usual in-shore competition. For more information and application visit our website at

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A week in the life of a Beaufortonian By Chris Damgen

Hecklers opening in Beaufort Town Center

Hecklers, a family-friendly sports grill, will open at the end of May in Beaufort Town Center. Located in Suite 100 of 2121 Boundary Street, Hecklers will offer both indoor and outdoor dining and plenty of game viewing opportunities. Owned and operated by Beaufort restaurateurs Brian Ferry and David Parker, Hecklers will feature a wide variety of starters, light fare and tapas, as well as sandwiches, burgers and dogs, pastas and wood-fired pizzas.

Herban Marketplace to open this summer

Herban Marketplace will open early this summer in Newcastle Square. Focusing on items local, urban and organic, Herban Marketplace is looking to give customers what they want and will feature items such as a smoothie bar and organic groceries.

Be sure to renew your business license

All businesses in the unincorporated parts of Beaufort County must have a county business license to operate and the deadline for renewals is May 31. Renewal applications can be downloaded at They are also available at the County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Room 225, Beaufort, or at the Myrtle Park Professional Center, 4819 Bluffton Parkway, Room 315, Bluffton. For more information, or to request an application, call the Business License Department at (843) 255-2270.

“Why’d you move here?” I remember that sharp, poignant question made by a grumpy waitress nearly four years ago at a restaurant that shall not be named. I had just moved to Beaufort. I had my first conversation with a local of my age. “What do you mean?” “There really isn’t much going on. What’s there to do?” Apparently lots of things, if last week’s calendar was any indication. On Friday night, I stepped into a downtown restaurant with two good friends and another gal who came into town from California. We treated ourselves to award-winning tapas dishes and sampled some memorable wine (with a memorable price tag). The next day, I strolled down to the boat landing in my neighborhood, Pigeon Point, to watch the world’s most famous aerial acrobats perform across a river dotted with Sea Rays and ChrisCrafts. On Sunday, I stumbled onto the Air Station for an encore performance.

On Tuesday evening I was returning home from Publix, cursing loudly at the crash of cars that were creeping across the Woods Bridge, wondering what on earth was going on. I had forgotten already — the Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic was under way. I parked the car and spoiled my milk in order to watch these amazing athletes hurtle down our narrow streets at breakneck speeds, with hundreds of onlookers lining the sides of the course. On Thursday, I received a call asking if I was playing dodgeball that evening behind the cemetery. I unfortunately didn’t have the time to play for one of the teams, which are dominated by 20- and-30-somethings like me who live out their major league fantasies in a minor league amusement. No, I was hosting trivia that night and enjoying my interaction with the 15 or so tables of teams that play each and every week at Bricks on Boundary. I had barely gotten into the second round when in came two Vaqueros and their Chiquita. They slapped a sombrero

on my head and demanded that I go out to karaoke with them after trivia. The four of us and some other trivia regulars ran over to a hotel and mingled with locals and visitors alike. I believe it was after 1 a.m. when I found my pillow and mattress after a night of “La Bamba” and “King of Pain.” I did get up and go to work on Friday though. On Saturday, I got back my sleep but missed the Port Royal Farmers Market (a favorite weekend morning activity). I headed to A Taste of Beaufort in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park instead for an assortment of foods and music at the annual festival. Passing by the Pigeon Point Park on the way downtown, two birthday parties were in progress. People were out with their dogs under the live oaks. Runners were waiting impatiently to cross Boundary Street. Kids were riding their bikes throughout the Old Commons and Northwest Quadrant. What a busy day, I thought. No, what a busy WEEK. But I suppose there really isn’t much going on here.

Escape Massage Center coming to Lady’s Island Escape Massage Center is opening in June at Sam’s Point Office Park, 12 Fairfield Road, Suite 2B. They offer an introductory 60 minute massage for only $40. For residents of the area, the price will be $35/hour through June and July, as often as desired. “Our primary goal is to offer the highest quality of therapeutic massage, and customer service at the lowest possible prices, so everyone can afford the many benefits of massage therapy” owner Jeff Scott states. He also adds, “after the

initial visit, we run regular email specials, we also have membership programs available, but not required, frequency discounts, referral rewards, and more. “ Scheduling couldn’t be easier, you can call or book an appointment online. They even sell online gift certificates that you

can purchase, design and then print it or email to the recipient. They will host an open house on June 3-4, with free coffee, water and snacks. Please RSVP so they have an idea of how many to expect. The grand opening is June 7-11. You may book an appointment online, or call to set up an appointment. Contact info is: Escape Massage Center, Sam’s Point Office Park, 12 Fairfield Road, Lady’s Island, SC, 843379-0479, or email


BEAUFORT CHAMBER CELEBRATES MIDTOWN SQUARE RIBBON CUTTING LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is assisting Lowcountry Real Estate with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, May 12, starting at 10 a.m. for their new development Midtown Square located on Bladen Street in downtown Beaufort. Midtown Square is an infill community seated in historic downtown Beaufort. It is planned for 22 single family and/or live-work homes with alleyways behind the homes to access garages or carports. All homes built by Allen Patterson Construction will be LEED certified. The developer is Community Development Corporation. For more information, contact Amy Kaylor at 843-525-8524 or





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continued from page 1 On his interest about the subject:“One of the smugglers’ daughters introduced me to the story of the Lowcountry’s “gentlemen” marijuana smugglers, and I was immediately intrigued. This woman hadn’t seen her father in more than 20 years on account of him being a fugitive from Operation Jackpot, and I soon learned he was only one of many, many men who dared smuggle marijuana and hashish through marshes up and down South Carolina and the rest of the East Coast. The more I learned about the gentlemen smugglers and Operation Jackpot, the more I became convinced the story needed to be told, chronicling all the outrageous parties, jailbreaks, manhunts, close calls and disasters at sea. The smugglers definitely broke the law in style, and the government went to

extraordinary lengths to catch some very slippery outlaws.” On its research and writing: “It took me a little more than three years to research and write “Jackpot,” interviewing dozens of men and women on both sides of the law. I spent about a year in Beaufort doing this research before moving to Charleston. In some cases, it took a considerable amount of effort to convince the smugglers to talk, and my interviews went right down to the wire. No matter the amount of lobbying and coaxing I had to do, though, each and every interview was worthwhile, as I heard one fascinating story after another, whether I was in a judge’s chambers or out on a shrimpboat.” On its reception since publication: “‘Jackpot’ has only been out for a few weeks, but the feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Many people say they couldn’t put it down, which makes me both pleased and distressed, as a book that took me three years to write takes others three days to read. I


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Jerry Stocks is crowned queen at last year’s concert.

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The Foundation Band is led by Seaborn Westbrook, a New Orleans musician who was happily blown to Beaufort on the winds of Hurricane Katrina. Married into a local family, the Frazier-Pazants, with professional musical roots in Beaufort since the early 20th century, Westbrook organized The Foundation Band in 2005. Regular band members are locals Kevin Young, vocalist and drummer; and Manuel Landers, vocalist and keyboards. Westbrook plays bass guitar and sings. Intermission at the concert will feature “The Queen of the Commons” pageant. Audience members will be

invited to dress the part of a queen (costumes available on site) and compete to reign over the festivities. In keeping with past events, an original piece of art painting depicting some facet of the neighborhood’s character will be available to win. The 2011 art is a photograph by neighborhood artist and photographer, Barbara Washington called “Garden Gate.” Tickets to Concert in the Commons are $5 each and will be sold at the gate. The event will be held at the southwest corner of Prince and Scott streets, in a large field. Guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets. The fish fry dinner will be served noon to 6 p.m. by lodge members. Tickets are $9 for the dinner. Call 843-597-5600 for more information.


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play Raises Funds for Crisis Organizations In March, three performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues raised money for Hope Haven of the Lowcountry and Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA). The play was directed by Megan Shreve, a senior at USCB, and co-directed by Christine Smith, a staff member at Hope Haven. Both organizations deal with women and children directly and indirectly impacted by violence. The productions raised a total of $3,183.23. The Vagina Monologues is part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls and $313.83 of the money raised will go to V-Day’s spotlight county, Haiti. Hope Haven and CODA will each receive $1,412.20.


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LEADERSHIP BEAUFORT ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2011 GRADS The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Leadership Beaufort Class of 2011: • Jim Amrhein - Self Employed, Financial Consultant • Eleanore Bednarsh - Freelance writer • Bob Bundy - Property Manager, Bundy Appraisal & Management • Michael Burgess - PILAU Program Manager, Technical College of the Lowcountry • Karen Carroll – VP Pt Care Services/Chief Nursing office, Beaufort Memorial Hospital • B.J. Cozart – Dir of Property Mgmt, Atlantic Marine Corp Communities • George Dewhirst - Retired, US Navy • Melanie Gallion - Career & Transfer Services Manager, Technical College of the Lowcountry • Alexis Garrobo – Admin Asst, Beaufort County Council • Katherine Ferguson – Attorney, Tupper, Grimsley & Dean, PA • Gene Green - Co-Owner, The Chocolate Tree • Ali Heavener – Sales Mgr/Broker in Charge, D.R. Horton • Beth Huston – MCCS Coordinator, Marine Corps Community Services • Rudy Kushnereit – CT Tech, Beaufort Memorial Hospital • Donna McLean – Executive Director, Beaufort Women’s Center • Martha O’Regan – Owner, Practitioner, Therapeutic Solutions • Ed Ricks – VP of Information Services, Beaufort Memorial Hospital • David Roos – Owner, Southern Sentry • Charles Sexton – Dir. Of Engineers, BJWSA • Gloria Singleton – Global Career Development Facilitator, Beaufort County School Dist • James Still – Training Officer, Burton Fire District • Chrystie Turner – Dir of Resource Services, United Way of the Lowcountry • Jesse Washington – Director for School & Community Services, Beaufort County School District • Carlotta Ungaro – Former President, Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

Fun at the cycling classic

The Fifth Annual Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic sped through Beaufort last week, bringing 200 professional cyclists to town. Male and female competitors raced around Bay, Scott, Newcastle and Craven streets at speeds up to 40 mph.

The Class of 2011 is the 26th Leadership Beaufort Class and met the first Friday of every month between October 2010 and April 2011, as well as an opening and ending retreat. Participants are educated on a variety of topics including history, environment, economy, public service, law, education and government. Applications are being taken for the Class of 2012 until Friday, May 27. They may be obtained from the chamber office or on the chamber website at www. 20

Prior to the event Tuesday, Beaufort Memorial Hospital also sponsored Cycling Sunday, a kid’s bike safety rodeo that featured an obstacle course with rolling hills, bike fittings, and free bike helmets.

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Calendar benefits CAPA Local award winning child portrait photographer announced at her May 4 grand opening that, with the participation of 48 area children and their families, the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) will be the beneficiary of more than $11,173 generated in sitting fees and voting related to the 2012 “Our Little Sweethearts” Calendar. Family members and friends visited Nadine’s website during the month of April and voted for their favorite “little sweetheart.” Each vote was $1. The 13 photographs to receive the most votes were selected as finalists and will appear in the 2012 calendar. All funds raised through the process go directly to the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA). Susan Cato, CAPA Executive Director, congratulated Nadine for her dedication to the dream of producing a charity calendar for CAPA. “This is absolutely incredible,” Cato stated at the Wednesday evening event. “Funds

raised from the calendar will provide the resources needed to ensure that CAPA services are available to all area children and their caregivers,” Cato concluded. Nadine specializes in portrait photography, both at her new studio located on Elton Lane downtown Beaufort and off-site. Calendars will be available for sale in time for holiday giving. “Make plans for your children and grandchildren ages birth to five years to participate in the 2013 calendar now in the planning stages,” Cato stated. “This project was a lot of fun and it was a pleasure to support CAPA,” said photographer Nadine O’Quinn. “I look forward to next year and my continued relationship with CAPA.” If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the calendar, please contact CAPA at 843-524-4350. Visit Nadine O’Quinn Photography at for a sampling of portraits.

sign your kids up today for eco camp Beaufort Conservation District will present “By the Light of the Moon, Under the Sea.” This year’s Eco Camp promises to be full of adventure and hands on science activities for rising first through sixth graders. Dates are July 25 – 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the TCL Beaufort Campus. This half day environmental science day camp will feature the Sky Lab Planetarium, live critters, crafts, activities on large sea mammals, sea turtles, earthquakes, volcanoes, Friday picnic lunch provided by Farm Bureau and much more. Sign up is at TCL Continuing Education Department. Cost per child is $75. For program questions, call 522-8100 or email Sign up today! Limit of 60 Campers.

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Thank You

On behalf of the all of us at The Historic Beaufort Foundation, we want to give a Big Thank You To All of Our Generous Supporters Who Helped to Make HBF’s Time & Tides: A Celebration of 300 Years One of the Most Successful Fundraising Event in HBF’s history!

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Above: A hat at the Kentucky Derby. Below: Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding.

Mad hatters By Laura Trask


hen it comes to hats, which the British aristocrats have always favored, all bets are off, and the competition is on. So when Kate Middleton (a commoner) managed to snag one of the few remaining princes in the world, she gave hope to single girls everywhere that they too could find their prince. There was no doubt that the lucky invitees to this once-in-a-lifetime royal event would lose their heads over what to put on them, since a third of the world’s population would be watching. No doubt that hats were originally created with utilitarian purposes, but soon became symbols of authority and status for the rich and powerful. A hat can be a magical devise which can change one’s appearance, flattering (or hiding) the features of the face. Wearing a hat actually draws the onlookers’ attention to the face, making a hat the most noticeable fashion item anyone can wear. The hats that adorned the heads of the Royal Wedding guests (and there was not a woman with a bare head in all of Westminster Abbey) were certainly not meant for utilitarian functions but they were fanciful, detailed structures — modern art for the head! At the Royal Wedding, the most artistic and beautiful (Zara Phillip’s) and controversial (Princess Beatrice’s) hats were created by legendary milliner Philip Treacy. Treacy is the designer credited with taking the love of hat typically seen on “women of a certain age and from a bygone era” to the forefront of fashion not only in England, but in all of Europe. Treacy, born in Ireland and one of 9 children, began to sew at age 5. His mother had chickens and ducks and a sewing machine; so, Philip felt he had all the raw materials he needed to create clothes and hats for his sisters’ dolls. After first attending the Art and Design school in Dublin, he eventually made his way to London where he attended The Royal College of Art. London is where Treacy moved away from clothes and began to focus solely on hats. It is also where he would meet Isabella Blow, the style editor for Tattler Magazine, who would push Treacy’s unique talent to the top of his field in the fashion world. With Blow’s help and

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connections, he would establish a 10year design relationship with the house of Chanel, which only launched him further as the world’s most well-known milliner. Treacy’s hats were so elaborate and fanciful that they earned places in numerous Art Biennales across Europe. But most importantly, he has captured the attention and the client base of the most influential people in Europe, designing 36 of the Royal Wedding hats, including that of Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. We rarely see hats paraded about in America. The closest we come in this country to covering our noggins creatively is the Kentucky Derby. Horse racing has always been considered the “Sport of Kings.” We here in America patterned our racing attire after the elegant and fanciful ensembles of the Royal Ascot in England, and Derby Attendees have kept that tradition going since 1875. No doubt the American spirit was up and running at this year’s 137th Kentucky Derby, which rode in on the heels of the Royal Wedding. So who was this year’s winner in the “hat” race? You decide!


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Learn history at Book & A Bite Historic Beaufort Foundation will introduce a new series of educational programming May 18 with the first Book & A Bite, author lectures and book signings sponsored in conjunction with Beaufort Bookstore. All Book & A Bite programs will be held at noon in the Verdier House ballroom, 801 Bay Street. Historian and former Beaufort resident Alexia Helsey will discuss her new book, “Wicked Beaufort,” a history of misdeeds in Beaufort. Helsey is known to local readers for her 2005

book, “Beaufort South Carolina: A History.” She was an archivist and historian with the S.C. Department of Archives & History and a professor at the University of South CarolinaAiken for many years. According to The History Press, Helsey’s publisher, Beaufort’s long history of wickedness stretches back to 1562 when Capt. Jean Ribaut built the ill-fated French outpost, Charlesfort, on Parris Island, which was eventually destroyed by mutiny and starvation. Helsey also reports that colonial

Beaufortonians were no strangers to thwarting the law and the Revolutionary War brought civil strife and bands of outlaws. The early Federal years saw the gentleman pursuits of drinking, gambling and fighting, while the years after the Civil brought violence as freed men, carpetbaggers and scalawags worked out a new world order. Tickets are $5 per person. Those who attend Book & A Bite are invited to bring lunch. Iced tea and water will be served and guests may tour the house. Call 379-3331 with questions.

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Beaufort Charities golf tourney will be at Fripp

The annual Beaufort Charities Invitational Golf Tournament, originally called the Heart Fund, will be held the weekend of May 12-15 at Fripp Island Resort. The event, in its 35th year, has raised more than $700,000 for local charities. The weekend will start with a practice round on Thursday along with registration and dinner at the Ocean Point Pool. This year’s tournament will feature tee times on both Friday and Saturday. There will also be a special charity event on Friday evening starting at 6:30 P.M. and an awards ceremony along with dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening. If you are interested in playing in or sponsoring the Beaufort Charities Invitational, please contact Harry Patterson at 888-302-6635 or 5241800. Visit and learn more about the event.

Upcoming events at the Beaufort library

Introduction to Qigong: Thursday, May 12 at 3 p.m. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system practiced for improved health, increased vitality and inner peace. It integrates gentle movements, breathing techniques, focused attention and selfmassage. Practicing Qigong reduces stress, strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and improves flexibility and balance. No special clothing or equipment is needed. This free program is open to ages 11 and older. College Planning Workshop: Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Use summer “down-time” effectively to assure a comfortably paced admissions process this fall. Second Saturday Movie Matinee: Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the library on Scott Street. Popcorn and soda are provided at no charge. All ages welcome.

Sign up for classes taught at ArtLofts Lady’s Island Middle School raised more than $5,000 for its library through various fundraising efforts. One such effort was selling tiles for students to paint. Parents Bud (pictured) and Toni Burnsed donated their time and labor to create the frame for the tiles which was presented to Principal Martin Wright.

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Fuse843 to host After Hours at The Shed Fuse843, a Lowcountry hub for the Creative Class and grassroots economic growth, will host its next After Hours event at 6 p.m., May 19 at The Shed in Port Royal, 809 Paris Ave. Beaufort County entrepreneur Louise Hodges, owner of Lady’s Islandbased Greenbug All Natural Pest Control Products, will be the event’s featured speaker. Hodges recently took runner-up honors in the FastPitch 2011 entrepreneurs’ conference in Savannah

and will discuss what successes and struggles she experiences as a Beaufort County entrepreneur. “We think this will be a great opportunity to hear from someone who truly embodies the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Fuse843 co-founder, Ian Leslie, “and to understand how the community can better support our entrepreneurs.” Fuse843 also will hear from Port Royal on what its plans are for The

Shed now that the 13,000-sqaure-foot facility has been purchased by the town. You can RSVP for the May 19 After Hours event on Facebook at www. Fuse843 is made up of almost 200 Creative Class professionals from throughout the Lowcountry. Members are able to create free profiles on the Fuse843 website — www.fuse843. org — and use the site to connect with likeminded professionals.

Making a Better Painting Workshop with Susan Mayfield: Thursday/Friday, May 19-20 at ArtLofts, 208-B Carteret St. A two-day workshop for pastel, oil, and acrylic painters, exploring ways of making a more dynamic painting. This is a workshop for students with some painting experience. From choosing your subject to paint, to discovering how to critique your own work, learn how to make your paintings stand out from the crowd wherever you are in your art journey. $195 for the two-day workshop. Size will be limited. Sign up by calling 843 327-4193, or email Visit Draw What You “See” Classes at ArtLofts with Pam Hagan: From May 24 – June 28. The cost is $150. Choose either daytime (10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.) or evening class (6-8:30 p.m.) Reveal your inner artist by learning how to draw. With lessons based on the book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards, you will learn the most important keys that every artist employs to produce fulfilling and satisfying artwork. If you would like to find the secret artist hidden inside you, then this class will set you on the path toward realizing your goal. To register, contact Pam at 843 986-1045, 843 2528346 or email

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A spotlight on fabulous local restaurants and expert advice on the latest wines to try

Beverly Roll.


Japanese Restaurant spoils The Lunch Bunch By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer


he Lunch Bunch traveled over the Russell Bell Bridge to Sushi Sakana in the BI-LO Shopping Center, located at 860 Parris Island Gateway. This was our second trip to the popular eatery, and we were spoiled once again. Instead of ordering from the menu, the owners served us rolls that were on the menu and some that were especially created for us. We were in sushi heaven! We began with the Coco Roll, which was basically a California Roll on the bottom and topped with squid salad, spicy crab, Masago and crunchy mix. We were off to a good start with this roll. Next came the famous Birthday Roll, which is prepared at the table over flames. It’s still a secret recipe, but I am determined to one day find out the ingredients. It’s definitely the ‘most fun’ item on the menu. If you have kids who may be weary about sushi, they will love this roll! Who doesn’t like any food on fire? After the flaming roll, we had the Super Crunchy Roll. It was filled with shrimp tempura, cream cheese and avocado and topped with spicy crab and crunchy mix, tasting similar to the French fried onions you put on top of a green bean casserole. We were then served the Misty Roll, named for a Marine Captain in charge of all the Drill Instructors on Parris Island who comes in every day to Sushi Sakana. Now, this has got to be one tough lady! But, the roll was so delicate. Filled with cream


The Coco Roll.

Above: The staff at Sushi Sakana. Below: The Marine Roll. Japanese Yogurt Juice.

Super Crunchy Roll.

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cheese, spicy crab, spicy tuna and avocado, it was topped with green wasabi and caviar. We loved it! Next came another roll named for a woman in uniform, the Beverly Roll. Beverly works for the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Department and also frequents the restaurant. Wrapped around tempura-fried crab, cream cheese and avocado, the roll is covered with spicy crab, Masago and Mozzarella and Swiss cheeses. It’s an international delight!

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Our stomachs were now getting so full, but we kept eating, thankfully; because next came the table’s favorite roll… the Marine Roll. The favorite roll is appropriately named for the branch of the military that calls Beaufort home. It is a roll like no other, just like our beloved Marines. Filled with cream cheese, eel, cucumber, avocado and shrimp tempura and topped with tuna, marinated crab and five different kinds of flying fish roe, it is made

to be a roll to impress. Semper Fi! We thought we were done. In fact, Monica brought out the delicious Japanese Yogurt Juice (their secret recipe). It tasted like a creamcicle, smooth and refreshing. We downed those fast. In fact, April had two. We were all stuffed and ready for our naps when Monica brought out one last roll — the Country Roll, named for all us country folk out there. It’s a California Roll on the bottom with scattered crunchy potato mix on top, made just like a casserole. And what country folk doesn’t like a good potato casserole? You have to go visit Sushi Sakana soon, and please tell them the Lunch Bunch sent you.


Keep Happy Hour Happy! RING! RING! “Darn it. I forgot to turn off the cell phone!” RING! RING! “How many times is it gonna ring?! Don’t they know it’s 5 o’clock in Beaufort?!” RING! RING! “Oh my god, they’re calling back! It could be an emergency!” Lanier shakes his head “no” violently and bugs his eyes out with his best “don’tyou-dare” look. “You know our rule,” he says. Indeed I do. It’s “NEVER answer the phone during Terry Happy Hour.” Sweeney How many times have we been happily floating down a soothing river of red, nuzzling a bottle of, say, Chateauneuf du Pape (Feraud-Brunel makes one of our favorites — French Rhone red 2005 — 92 points!) OK, OK, so we only had a bottle of it once and somebody else paid for it! So what if it was a bottle of some lesser-known French red under $12 that the “Count de Costco” was hawking from his super- sized superstore wine cellar. The point is, we were in a beautiful boozy bliss ...

I know, I know, death, destruction, depression are a part of life. We know they’re out there. But for at least one hour (OK, maybe two) we would like to drink a luscious Argentinian Malbec and revel in the miracle of the ‘little red grape that could’ now doing a delightful tango on our taste buds. Is that too much to ask? RING! RING! What gives? Has my godforsaken cell phone lost its take-a-message feature? Verizon shall hear of this ... RING! RING! I look down and see it’s my friend Rhonda. I love Rhonda.  She’s one of the funniest women I know. Actress, playwright, comedienne.  No doubt she’s calling to tell me her latest hilarious New York misadventure! Surely I can talk to her during Happy Hour.  I take a nice, long, mellow sip and pick up the phone. “Finally!!” she barks irately. (Uh oh, not a good beginning.) She launches into a bitter take-no-prisoners tirade:  “The deaf old lady in the apartment next door falls asleep with the TV blasting and I’m gonna kill her!” Remember that guy I was dating? Guess what?? Turns out he’s married! Why always me?! Why??! Why???” she wails tragically into my poor ear. “I’m getting old and I’m broke! And I live in a dump!  God, I hate my life!!” 



Believe it or not, there are people on track to reach their financial goals, but the only way they know they’re on track is that they took the time for figure it out. Knowing where to start remains the first major obstacle for most people when it come to financial planning. If you never start the process you have two problems: 1. You have no idea where you are: what I call your current reality 2. You have no defined goals It’s rather hard to arrive at a destination with a trip plan that lacks a beginning and an end. Of course the other issue with having no plan is the low-grade headache it creates because you do have a sense of where you are and where you want to go, but no idea if you’re on track. We all know the feeling of lying in bed wondering if we’re going to make it. Getting started is really just as simple as taking the time and getting the help to: • Clearly define your current reality, where are you today • Put some framework around where you want to go The task of assessing future financial needs can be daunting. Often we have perceptions that, under scrutiny, don’t

match reality and have to be adjusted, BUT the point is that until you sit down, TALK about it, and put some numbers around it, you have NO PLAN! It’s important to understand that things will change. No matter how much time we spend creating a plan it can’t capture everything about our future reality. All we’re trying to do is make the best guess we can and move on. If you understand that these are guesses (very important guesses), then you can give yourself permission to not obsess over them. Make the best guess you can with the information you have, and then commit to revisit it often enough to make course corrections long before you veer too far off course. The other wonderful thing that will happen is that often we find out that even though our perception of our future financial needs was not even close to reality, we gain a sense of control that helps us focus on living our lives NOW. In many cases, we learn that we do have enough money and time to meet our goals. It might not even be a situation of needing to grit our teeth and save more, but we never know until we take the time to plan!

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Once again, The Curse of the Happy Hour Haranguer is upon me. One hour later, and I hate her life too and myself for being stupid enough to pick up the phone.  Upstairs, I can hear Lanier happily tapping his foot to the angelic voices of ABBA.  “You can dance! You can dance! Having the time of your life!” Downstairs, my friend’s still on the rant from Hell. My empty wine glass glares accusingly back at me. “How could you?! This was supposed to be our time!” Now, this is not just a fluke. I’ve had people call me during other Happy Hours to tell me in sad, hushed tones things like “Estelle Getty just died.” “Who?” I ask. “The oldest Golden Girl from the TV series.” “And you felt the need to call and tell me this morbid little tidbit during my only happy hour of the day?” I ask flatly.  Or here’s another. “You’ll never guess who’s got cancer of the prostate.” I don’t wanna guess. I just want to drink

my South Australian Shiraz in peace looking at the beautiful sunset from my porch trying desperately to affirm “Life IS beautiful.” Instead, this unwelcome medical messenger of doom and gloom is babbling in my ear: “He’s only 60 and he had absolutely no symptoms — it was a total shock!” I think, “Hey, I’m 60 and I don’t have any symptoms. This very minute I could be riddled with prostate cancer and not know it. Good God!” My Happy Hour comes to a screeching halt as I run to my computer to Google “latest cures for prostate cancer.” (Fortunately I find that red wine is listed as a preventative!) I know, I know ... death, destruction, depression are a part of life. We know they’re out there.  But for at least one hour (OK, maybe two) we would like to drink a luscious Argentinian Malbec and revel in the miracle of the “little red grape that could” now doing a delightful tango on our taste buds. Is that too much to ask? No TV news. No opening bills.  And absolutely no calls! Happy Hour is a sacred space in which we must see the glass of life as half full, to be served with a side of witty repartee, laughter, and music. Aaahhh... RING! RING! “Oh no you don’t, whoever you are! Lanier, turn up the ABBA!” Cheers!


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

Understanding the science of taking a walk Imagine yourself strolling along the waterfront, your Best Friend stepping smartly alongside you on a relaxed leash. He sits politely and waits, sniffing into the breeze, while you chat with friends you meet along the way. This is the image most dog owners have in mind when they adopt a warm, fuzzy puppy or give a rescue dog a second chance for a loving lifelong home. Often though, walking the dog is a chaotic scene of canine dragging human down the street, rudely approaching other dogs, jumping on passers-by, and snapping at the heels of joggers. Where did things go wrong? Much of the problem with hoodlums on leashes comes from the fact that many dog owners carry a major misconception about exercise. A walk is a great social outing for you and your dog. It’s a time to bond, an opportunity for you to get some fresh air, and it’s a perfect time to work on training — acquainting your dog to new


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experiences and distractions. However, it is not exercise. Unless your dog is elderly, or has a physical problem, a walk around the neighborhood is merely an exercise hors d’oeurve for your Best Friend. Think about it: when you take your dog to the beach, he runs circles around you. At the end, when you’re dragging back to the car on tired legs, your dog is still happily trotting loops around you, begging to go back for one more run in the waves. Face it. For most dogs, a polite stroll up and down the street is slow and boring especially if you travel the same route day after day. From a dog’s eye view, this kind of walk is equal to checking

your email: what smells new on the street, who’s been here, who’s doing what, but it’s not satisfying the need to run and play. A good balance would be to walk to a place where you and your dog can exercise. Winwin. A client recently reported that he added special playtime by walking politely to and from the tennis court where he and his girl can play ball safely. (Yes, off hours and he picks up.) Another piece of the walk problem is simply a failure on the part of many owners to teach their dogs how to walk on a leash. Despite an emphasis on this important behavior in many good-dog-manner classes, some humans aren’t motivated

A walk is a great social outing for your dog, and it’s a perfect time to work on training. to practice reinforcing polite walking to make it a habit for them, or their dogs. This is especially true in suburban and rural areas where dogs have yards to run in, as opposed to city-dwelling dogs whose only outlet for fresh air is at the end of a leash. When dogs visit my very rural end of the earth, I teach two different cues for walking on lead: “Let’s Go!” which means you can act like a dog — stop for a sniff, pee, explore, and “Walk Pretty!” which means walk at my side, refrain from sniffing and sit when I stop. We have a clear understanding, by my cue, what the walk du jour is going to be. Teaching your dog to walk on a leash is more than just a convenience. When you walk in public your dog should be following your moves like a dance partner. This is the time

for eye-to-eye contact, sensing your partners’ next move, and whispers of happiness and encouragement. Keep in mind your dog’s leash is not a steering wheel or a handle. It’s a safety device intended to prevent him from leaving. It’s not to be used to pull him around nor is it for him to drag you. Whether you’re teaching “Heel” (walk pretty!) or “Let’s Go”, the correct position for the part of the leash that stretches from you to the dog is slack, looping down into a valley. When walking your dog, it’s up to you to keep the leash slack. It’s very often useful to see the world as your dog sees it. From a dog’s point of view, if you keep the lead tight, he’ll think tension in the leash is normal and correct and consequently, every walk will be a battle of intent.

PET OF THE WEEK My name is Dottie and I am 2-years-old. Please help me find a wonderful new home. I am deaf, but I love people and other dogs. When I came to the Beaufort County Animal Shelter & Control several months ago, I was starving. As you can see, I am very healthy now! Please give me a loving family to run and play with. Come adopt her at the Beaufort County Animal Shelter & Control, 23 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort, SC 29906. For more information, call 843-255-5010 Office or fax 843255-9407 or visit the website at

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what to do Bereavement Support group to gather

United Hospice will be hosting a Bereavement Support Group on May 12 and June 9 from 3-4:30 p.m. at United Hospice, 1605 North Street, Beaufort. All are welcome
. For questions or more information, call 843-522-0476.

Groups host lunch with SC commerce secretary

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Lowcountry Economic Network & Alliance will host a lunch featuring S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and Deputy Secretary George Patrick on Thursday, May 12 at 12 p.m. at the Albergotti Grill, inside the Beaufort Holiday Inn at 2225 Boundary Street. Hitt and Patrick will be discussing economic development and business issues facing the Lowcountry and South Carolina This event is available to chamber and network members for $10 and all others for $20. Lunch is included in the price.

Sportsfishing and diving club to meet

The May meeting for the Beaufort Sportsfishing and Diving Club will be held Thursday, May 12 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located off of Meridian Road on Lady’s Island. The social begins at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Jason Owens, the owner of Sea Island Divers and Sea Jay Bayne of Deep South Divers and Kym Harrington have a special treat in store during the social and at the beginning of the meeting. The club is also delighted that well known Captain Judy will be on hand with her other captains for a presentation on flounder. You do not need a reservation and guests are invited. For additional information, please call Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Business After Hours held by chamber

Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Tri-Command will host the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Tri-Command is located at 299 Birch Drive in Laurel Bay. Business After Hours events provide networking opportunities for Chamber members and guests. The event is open to Chamber members for $10 and all others for $20. Please RSVP to Amy Kaylor at (843) 525-8524 or via email at

Master Gardener seminar to be held

The Lowcountry Master Gardener Association is offering a day-long seminar on proper lawn care practices based on Clemson University research results. This educational event on Saturday May 14. The seminar brings together five experts from around South Carolina and Georgia with key presentations repeated during the day. These presentations will address different topics like types of warm season grasses and their characteristics, lawn renovation, diseases, weeds, and insects. This event will be at Hampton Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fee is $25. For

details, contact Bill Leonard at 843-5403600 or

Family Fun day at Beaufort Town Center

Beaufort Town Center invites you to a Family Fun Saturday on Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join the merchants of Beaufort Town Center for a day of fun, including bounce houses from Jumpin’ Jaxx and Tux the Clown for the kids, Rolling Video Games, Amazing Rentals with a tent, tables, chairs and Photo Booth, and pizza from Pizza Inn for the entire family. Brewster’s Ice Cream Music will be provided by 104.9 The Surf and Strings and Things and Rosie O’Grady’s promises to provide comfort to the men while the ladies shop. Sports Nutz will have a drawing for an athletic jersey of your choice, and Diamond Beauty, Omni Fitness and other merchants will have displays and special promotions as well. This will be an event you don’t want to miss. For the latest information, visit Beaufort Town Center’s Facebook page.

Channel your Zen at A Day of Mindfulness

Saturday May 14, Sea Island Mindfulness Meditation Sangha offers A Day Of Mindfulness. Join us as we learn and practice ways to free our minds, open our hearts and create a more wonderful world right here, right now with Dharma Teacher Trish Thompson in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lady’s Island Marina. The cost $25 for the day which includes lunch. Email or visit for details.

ARTworks presents Live “Radio” Theatre

The Travelers Live “Radio” Theatre on Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at ARTworks. $10 includes dessert. Prosper Egan stars as that irrepressible little tyke, Baby Snooks, and Karl Barons is Daddy in“Baby Snooks and the Easter Bonnet.” Michael Gannon stars as Riley, from the Life of Riley, in a classic case of miscommunication in “Junior Forgets Mother’s Day.” ARTworks is at 2127 Boundary St. For more information, go to or call 379-2787.

Attend workshop to apply for arts grant

There will be an Expansion Arts Fun workshop at ARTworks, Monday, May 16, at 6 p.m. If you’d like to apply for an expansion arts grant from the Coastal Community Foundation (for grants up to $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for organizations.) Deadline is June 20, cost is free. Please register at 2127 Boundary St. in Beaufort Town Center or visit The Expansion Arts Fund is an endowment. The income it earns is used to make grants that promote emerging artists and arts organizations.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ will be live at USCB

Beaufort Theatre Company presents “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Dramatized by Christopher Sergel

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 5/13 - Thurs. 5/19

Thor “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:15 Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:00-9:15 Jumping the Broom “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:05-4:15-7:05-9:10 Mon-Thurs 4:15-7:05-9:10 Fast 5 “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:20 Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:00-9:20 Madea’s Happy Family “PG13” Showing DAILY 7:05-9:10 Rio “G” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:05-4:05 Mon-Thurs 4:05 Priest “PG13” Showing Fri-Sat-Sun 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Mon-Thurs 4:00-7:00-9:00 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806

and based on the novel by Harper Lee. Opening night is Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The production run includes 7:30 p.m. performances on May 20 - 21, and a 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, May 22. To tell this classic tale, Directors Ian Sprague and Jeff Evans have assembled an extraordinary cast of local talent. Reserve your tickets today by calling the USCB Center for the Arts box office (843) 521-4145. Ticket prices: Adults $20, Seniors/Military $18 and students $15.

Lowcountry Patriots hold annual banquet

Saturday, May 21, the Lowcountry Patriots hold their Sixth Annual Banquet & Auction. All are invited for an evening of fun, delicious food (Bob Brower’s BBQ) and fine firearms. Live and silent auctions; door prizes. Proceeds go to the non-profit NRA Foundation for S.C. youth firearms safety and education programs. Funds also support JROTC, women’s safety classes, shooting range development/ improvement, and wildlife conservation. Doors open 5:30 p.m. at Beaufort’s Quality Inn. Tickets $30 (age 16 and under, $15), available at Port Royal Gun & Pawn or online at For details, contact Skip Mercer at 843263-3671 or

Road) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Private Pesticide Applicator Training is for persons who wish to obtain a Private Applicator License. Obtaining a license will allow you to purchase Restricted Use Pesticides in the production of an agricultural commodity (products from farms, nurseries, greenhouses, and forests) on land that you, or your employers own, rent, or lease. Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicators can attend this training and receive five credit hours toward their re-certification. The training program is sponsored by Clemson University Extension Service. To register for the training or for additional information, please call the Clemson Extension Office at (843) 255-6060. The cost for the training is $50.00. Lunch is included.

Black Chamber to host Artist Showcase 2011

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce welcomes local and visiting exhibitors to the Artist Showcase 2011 scheduled for May 27-28 at Sea Island Best Western in downtown Beaufort. The ninth annual event is free and open to the public Friday, May 27, from Noon until 8 p.m. with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For additional information and artist details, follow and connect at, on Twitter @BeaufortBlack and on Facebook.

Sign up for Gamecock Classic golf tourney

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. will be on Saturday, June 11, at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9:00 am. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, awards lunch, beverages, and contests and prizes. Please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth
Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting is May 24.

Training offered for pesticide application

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

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

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PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

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COLLECTOR CAR SWAP MEET - Car show - 100+ awards, May 20-21, Myrtle Beach Speedway, 501N, Myrtle Beach, SC. or 919215-3351.


BANK ORDERED LAND AUCTION. 1848ac. in 36 tracts 5 to 535ac. Thurs– May 19– 6:00 P.M. North Santee (Clarendon Co.) SC Godley Auction, Brad - 803-682-0020 BIC #2838 SCAL #3910. ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.


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HELP WANTED BICYCLE MECHANIC NEEDED Experience preferred. Part Time - Apply in Person. Low Country Bicycle 102 Sea Island Pkwy, Lady’s Island. FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED. South Carolina MENTOR is seeking families/ individuals willing to foster a child in need of a home. Must be 21, have a spare bedroom, and high school diploma/ GED. Up to $930 monthly stipend. In Columbia (803-451-3982); Charleston (843-554-2570, Ext. 0); Greenville/An-

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LEGAL SERVICES DIVORCE WITH OR WITHOUT CHILDREN $149.00. Includes FREE name change and marital property settlement documents. Bankruptcy $125.00. Wills $49.00. Criminal expungements $49.00. Power of attorney $39. Call 1-888-789-0198--24/7. MISCELLANEOUS

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