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Presidential recognition

Last week, local health official Roland J. Gardner, CEO of Beaufort-JasperHampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. and board member of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), was greeted by Vice President Joe Biden at the recent NACHC Policy and Issues Forum in Washington, D.C.

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The Beaufort Academy Boys Varsity Soccer Team won the SCISAA Class 1-A/2-A Championship, edging Oakbrook Prep 2-1 in overtime at Heathwood Hall on Saturday, May 10. Drummond Koppernaes provided the gamewinning goal when he found the net with a leftfooted shot in overtime. The team captured its first title since spring 1999. Clay Melville scored first and stayed ahead the whole game until the Knights scored on a free kick in the 58th minute. Pictured at right: the boys team after their victory.



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The book club Ex Libris celebrates 20 years of good books and good friends. see page 17 INDEX

What are Beaufort’s best bets this weekend? There’s something for everyone from bird lovers to history lovers to arts lovers

MAY 15-18: ‘A Piece of My Heart’: Based on interviews with 26 women, “A Piece of My Heart” intermingles the stories of women who served in the Vietnam War. The play explores their lives before, during, and after their service. It will be presented May 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and May 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. On May 15, a special performance will honor active duty military and veterans, and their families. For tickets, call the box office at 843-521-4145 or visit www.

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MAY 17: A Baby Shower for the Birds: Join the Town of Port Royal, the Fripp Audubon Club and other birding clubs for the Second Baby Shower for the Birds to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wading birds on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Port Royal Rookery and Cypress Wetlands Trail on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. The free event will feature a guest speaker, music by Billy Drysdale, a scavenger hunt, tours of the wetlands, cake and fun.

MAY 17: Walking Tour of Sacred Sites: A Walking Tour of Sacred Sites in the Old Commons Neighborhood will be Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Old Commons Neighborhood Association, the tour will open eight churches, a synagogue, and four historic churchyards to the public. A fish fry lunch will be served by members of the Sons of Beaufort Lodge #36, and its ca. 1880 meeting hall will be open for the tour. The fish fry, at $9 per person, will be at 607 West Street. Tickets for the tour are $15 and will be available that day. Call 524-6997 for details.

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City to lease part of Municipal Courts building to federal probation office Following through with its original intent when the municipal complex was designed, the Beaufort City Council today approved a long-term lease of space in the Municipal Court building to the federal probation office for about $60,000 annually for the first five years. The second five-year term carries a base lease of approximately $50,000 annually. The first term is higher because it factors in costs to renovate to the new client’s needs, said Kathy Todd, finance director for the city of Beaufort. To accommodate the new partner, the Beaufort Police Department’s administrative offices will relocate to the second floor of the courts building. “When we designed and built the Municipal Court and City Hall buildings, we designed them with space

to lease to tenants or, in the far future, for city needs,” said Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson. “The General Services Administration of the federal government came to us and said they were interested in long-term use of our space. It’s an ideal partnership.” The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System provides probation and pretrial services through the U.S. district courts. Their Beaufort offices have been housed at 1501 Bay Street, the federal courthouse. Federal officials announced in 2012 that Beaufort’s 19th century federal courthouse would be one of six throughout the South to close, part of an effort save more than $1 million a year in rent. The federal government’s lease with the county on the courthouse in Beaufort

expires in mid-July. With City Council’s approval of the lease, the next step will be to design and renovate the space to meet the federal probation team’s needs, Todd said. The goal is to have the 1,648 square feet renovated and ready by July 1. Revenue received through the lease likely will be plowed back into the city’s TIF 2 fund to support other redevelopment in key areas of Beaufort, Todd said. “It’s an ideal situation for both parties. We have good space in a great location for them, and they have a need that we can meet,” Todd said. “Our taxpayers and city residents will see their municipal complex used to a higher potential, and we earn money each year from leasing to the federal government.”

Beaufort earns grant for upgrades to marina A second federal grant earned by Beaufort will help pay to continue renovations and upgrades to the popular Downtown Marina at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The Boat Infrastructure Grant (BIG) is for $186,184. The total estimated cost of the project is $304,165. The city

committed to a local match of $82,981, part of which will apply to an upgrade of the marina’s fire suppression system that isn’t covered by the grant but is needed, Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said. In addition to the federal grant and city contribution, the company

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Kindness is the key to being cool By Brittney Hiller

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Is college in your child’s future? By Whitney McDaniel

It’s no secret that the cost of sending just one child to college for four years can be staggering. The College Board Advocacy and Policy Center reported that over the past decade college tuition and fees have rapidly increased. However, this year the average increase is smaller than it has been in the past. The table below shows how average college costs would continue to increase at national average annual inflation rates. Estimated annual college costs* Public














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Bennett J. Schiller III Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer The Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm recently announced that The National Trial Lawyers (NTL) now recognizes Mr. Bennett Schiller, as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The NTL’s “Top 100” list is by invitation-only and is comprised solely by premier trial attorneys in each state. The NTL recognizes attorneys who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. The NTL established this list as a way to recognize attorneys with superior skill, experience and success in their respective fields. Mr. Schiller’s “Top 100” title distinguishes him as among the leading trial lawyers in the state of South Carolina. Mr. Schiller is the founding partner at Schiller & Hamilton, a South Carolina law firm that currently has four locations, including one in Beaufort. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has seen much success in a variety of cases over the years, but his passion lies with personal injury cases and serving injured families. Mr. Schiller is also an avid philanthropist and serves on numerous boards that help the communities he serves. He also just graduated from the Leadership Beaufort Class of 2014. For more information about the firm, visit

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the chamber corner business after hours Business After Hours was hosted by The Summit Place of Beaufort on May 8. Photos by Captured Moments Photography.


County business license renewals due May 31

Businesses that operate in the unincorporated areas of Beaufort County must renew their county business licenses by May 31. Those who pay after the deadline are subject to a penalty of 5 percent of the unpaid fee for each month or portion of the month past the due date. The county mailed renewal forms to license holders in January. For a renewal form, go to For more information, call the Beaufort County Business License Department at 843-255-2270.

CenturyLink offers Internet Basics program Each week, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce chooses a chamber business to honor and surprises them with breakfast courtesy of Sonic. Pictured is the Business of the Week, The Carolina Tavern. Upcoming events: • Friday, May 16: Coffee with Colleagues: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., hosted by CAPA’s Closet 1340 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Free networking opportunity for members. Bring your business cards! • Friday, May 30: Civitas Awards & Annual Meeting at Dataw Island Club: Cocktail Reception starts at 6 p.m., dinner and awards will be at 6:45 p.m. at Dataw Island Clubhouse, 100 Dataw Club Drive, Dataw Island, SC. Tickets for members are $50, non-members, $65. Pricing goes up after May 16. RSVP to the Civitas Awards by calling Tiffany at 843-525-8523 or emailing Tiffany@

CenturyLink, Inc., one of the nation’s leading Internet service providers, is celebrating Older Americans Month by offering its Internet Basics program in the Beaufort area to improve broadband adoption and use by qualifying older, lowincome consumers. The goal of CenturyLink’s Internet Basics program is to reduce broadband cost barriers for economically disadvantaged consumers. To help get more older Americans online, CenturyLink is offering discounted high-speed Internet service starting at $9.95 per month, plus applicable taxes and fees, for up to 1.5 Mbps download speed to eligible consumers in Beaufort.. For more information, please visit www.

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23rd annual croquet tournament a big success By Lanier Laney

The 23rd annual Brays Island Croquet Tournament saw another successful year, raising more than $95,000 for AMIkids Beaufort during the event Saturday, May 10, that featured a picnic-like atmosphere with food, drink, a silent auction, and of course, croquet. The money will be used to refurbish a laundry area and provide other much needed updates to the residential facility in Dale, formerly the Beaufort Marine Institute. The AMIkids program serves only male teens ages 13-17 convicted of non-violent offenses from throughout the state. Students work toward their high school equivalency diplomas, and the program also offers numerous hands-on educational opportunities, treatment and behavior modification. While at AMIkids Beaufort, the students focus on education, counseling and behavioral services designed to empower decision-making that will ultimately shape their future. They learn to reestablish core values, life skills and vocational skills; tools to help as they return to the local community and the workforce. The structured, family environment at the facility has led to a 77 percent success, and the organization was recently recognized by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley for its achievements. A “Captain’s Party” for all participants was held the night before the tournament, Friday, May 9 at the historic Marshlands home of Brantley Harvey Jr. in Beaufort’s Old Point neighborhood downtown. Kudos to Dr. Mike Harris and Mike Ingram for organizing another productive and entertaining event. Here are some pics for you.

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“Our experience with Winning Orthodontic Smiles started with my husband. He was treated by Dr.Burris years ago. So, when my two children needed braces, we decided on coming here. It was the best decision for us. Everyone is so wonderful! Dr.Burris is the best! They worked with us when it came to financing, and made everything run very smoothly. I love coming here and now my children and husband have the best smiles thanks to everyone here! ~ Ramona Dore (Christina’s mom)

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Winning Orthodontic Smiles continues to be voted Beaufort’s favorite Orthodontist! Several patients were interviewed this year and were asked to explain why they thought Dr.Burris and Dr.Fiegle were voted Beaufort’s favorite. Here’s just a few…

Our dentist suggested that we should get braces. We enjoyed the experiences. We were always welcomed with a smile. Everyone is welcoming and fun to be around. And as a result, our smile is MUCH prettier!” ~ Caitlin and Savannah Harrington “We were originally drawn to Winning Orthodontic Smiles because of their unparalleled reputation. Our experience has consistently reinforced that decision.” ~Dad Harrington

“Beaufort County is a small town and a lot of people have had Dr.Burris as their orthodontist. I have seen a lot of children with braces and when I ask who is their orthodontist, they always respond “Dr. Burris and Dr.Travis.” Now, I can also say that Dr.Burris is my orthodontist and he has done a wonderful job with my smile! Winning Orthodontic Smiles has the best staff and they take their time with their patients. Dr.Burris is the BEST!” ~ Valerie Brown

“I’ve been told many times by my dentist that I needed braces. However, I just couldn’t afford it. But, after taking a long look in the mirror at my cross bite; I decided that I had to do something about it. So, here I am today with the most beautiful smile in the world thanks to Dr.Burris, Dr.Travis and their staff! They are truly amazing at their job!” ~ Mary Sanders

“My friends took their children to Winning Orthodontic Smiles and they told me that they really enjoyed the atmosphere. I especially liked their Orthodontic treatment results.” ~ Tammy McKenzie (Ethan’s mom)

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island girls night out

A monthly event for local women to meet and have fun, sponsored by The Island News

Music, food and prizes make for a fun event The Island News sponsored another exciting Island Girls Night Out on Wednesday, May 7 at The Lowcountry Store on St. Helena Island. More than 100 ladies attended the event and everyone enjoyed the Lowcountry barbecue and Gullah Gumbo provided by the Blue Dog Café, which located inside the The Lowcountry Store and is open for lunch daily. There was great music by Tina B. Fripp and a lot of fabulous door prizes given out. Many thanks to all those who came out and participated, and to all the stores and businesses that generously donated their local goods and services to contribute to this evergrowing awesome networking event. Special thanks to The Lowcountry Store for hosting and to Wendy Pollitzer for taking pictures. Here is a list of prizes and winners: • Steamer Gift Certificate: Ruth Pierce • The Kitchen Gift Certificate: Mary Harris • Mystic Blu Gift Certificate: Wendy Spears • Guys and Dolls Hairdresser Gift Certificate: Carla Abendshein • The Craftseller Gift Certificate: K. A. Porzacchini • What’s In Store Gift Certificate: GG Mack • Thibault Gallery Lighthouse print: Tina Peterson • Modern Jewelers Reed Barton Leather Wallet: Katherine Nissan • New Beginnings summer scarf: Christy Lee Ward • Beaufort Lands End Tours Full Moon Paddle: Martha Cooper-Hudson • Cookie Lee Jewelry: Barb Body • Total Body Makeover from Christy Lee Ward: Mary Tillson • Beaufort Chiropractic Gift Certificate: Lydia Simmons • G’G’s Zumba Fit 5 free classes: Jeannie Pickle • Mary Hamby note cards: Alicia Proudfoot • Coastal Carolina Reiki Session: Margaret Nahrgang • Lowcountry Store necklace: Tina Fripp • Lowcountry Store soap: Brenda Powell

Next month’s Island Girls Night Out will be held Wednesday, June 11 at What’s In Store on St. Helena Island. Everyone is invited to come join us for more fun, food, networking and shopping. Please contact Irene Goodnight at 615-243-4684 to donate a door prize or to host an Island Girls Night Out event.

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school news

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

BA announces scholarship for all eighth graders Beaufort Academy is pleased to announce the Emerging Leader Scholarship (ELS), and invites all eligible eighth grade students to apply. Through the contributions of an anonymous donor, this four-year scholarship will provide substantial tuition assistance for all four years of the recipient’s high school career at BA. In announcing the ELS scholarship, Ms. Julia Stewart Corner, BA Head of School said, “We are very excited about this opportunity to recognize a student with emerging leadership potential, and to support the development of these

skills. While we encourage every student at BA to get involved in their school and community, this scholarship allows a student to go a step further, for example attending a leadership conference, and gives BA the great opportunity to provide tuition reprieve to a worthy candidate.” The ELS Scholarship is designed to identify and support a rising ninth grade student throughout his/her upper school tenure at BA. Its unique focus is to cultivate the leadership skills of the recipients, with the intent that these students will both show academic prowess as well as participate in leadership roles at

BA and in the community. All current 8th grade students — both currently attending and those not attending BA — are encouraged to apply. Application information should be submitted by August 1. The recipient will be announced prior to the start of the school year. The application process consists of an application, essay, online assessment by a teacher, and a personal interview for the final three candidates by the Emerging Leader Scholarship Committee. There are several requirements to secure this four-year scholarship. First, the student

must maintain at least an 88 (midrange B) average throughout upper school. Second and equally important, the recipient must attend a leadership conference prior to their junior year. The conference will be mutually agreed upon by the recipient and the scholarship committee. Third, the recipient must be active in one community organization. Finally, the recipient must be active in leadership roles at Beaufort Academy during their upper school years. To learn more about the Emerging Leader Scholarship, contact the Admissions Office at 843-524-3393.

Bridges Prep second graders perform ‘Treasure Trackers’ play On Friday, May 2, second graders at Bridges Preparatory School performed the play “Treasure Trackers” for third graders and families of second grade students. The authors of the play were Trinity Evans, Madison Pirog, Reese Myers, Logan Parker, Connor McCombs, Alonzo Singleton, Matthew Pitruzzeloa, Mathew Torres, and Tallie Pendarvis. The setting was the beach where the main characters discovered a time machine. This machine took them back to the original inhabitants of South Carolina, the Yemassee, Catawba, and Cherokee Native Americans, and then on to the early settlers from Asia, Africa, and Europe. The adventure ended with a look into the lives of famous folk heroes

Hiawatha, John Henry, and Johnny Appleseed. This play served as a culminating

activity based on South Carolina State Standards on cultural impact on our country, and as a review for our third

graders who will take the PASS test this week. The nine mini skits incorporated into the play were written by the students in cooperative groups. At the end of the play, the second graders presented the third graders with a token from the treasure chest as a good luck sign to them for state testing. Katy Buis, Bridges’ music teacher, led the children in a medley of songs from different countries beginning with an American tribute and ending with “You’re a Grand Old Flag”. Parents and children enjoyed this student-created play. Teachers Sarah DeLoach, Loria Rutland, and Amanda Sanders led the students through this creative re-enactment of history with a twist.

school notes BATTERY CREEK HIGH Battery Creek High School’s Spring Band and Chorus Concert will be Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the John J. McVey Performing Arts Center at the school. BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Thursday, May 15: Seventh graders perform Latin plays • Thursday, May 15: All Sports Banquet, 6 p.m. • Friday, May 16: PreK-3 Nursery Rhyme Theater, 8:30 a.m. • Friday, May 16: Annual Lower School Spring Fling, 10:30 a.m. • Friday, May 16: Medieval Festival, 6th grade, 1 p.m. • Wednesday, May 21: Lower School Field Day. • Wednesday, May 21: The APLC/English IV class presents an abridged version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as their final project. All are invite to come! Bring your own lawn chair. • Thursday, May 22: Kindergarten Graduation, 9 a.m. • Thursday, May 22: Eighth Grade Promotion, 11 a.m. • Thursday, May 22: Annual Senior Tea, 4 p.m. COOSA ELEMENTARY CAMP INVENTION is coming back. In partnership with the National Inventors Hall 12

of Fame, Coosa Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun. This unforgettable week begins on July 7, when Karyn Levesque will direct the Camp Invention MORPHED!™ program at Coosa ES. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800-968-4332 to reserve your child’s spot today. LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE Lady’s Island Middle School is sponsoring its annual Spring Carnival fundraiser Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun for all ages and lots of food for sale. Free games and activities such as a bounce house and a dunking booth. Baskets will be for sale for silent auction. Free face painting and free health screening for adults. Admission will be $4 per person, or $20 for families with more than 5 people. Send information and pictures about events taking place at your school to

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On Saturday, May 10, students from Whale Branch Early College High School and Beaufort High School National Honor Society volunteered with HELP of Beaufort’s Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. They volunteered for four hours. As food items came in from the mail carriers, they unloaded the trucks. The food was then placed onto vehicles and transported to the HELP of Beaufort Warehouse. The first Beaufort Academy Thingamajig Thursday Club event was held by Ms. Reilly last week, during which they created “BrushBots” — small vibrating robots. Students competed against each other with their BrushBots in tabletop races. Pictured: Connor Aivaz, Emma Melville, Kevin Rogers, and Witt Compton. Not pictured: Campbell Dukes, Riley Gates, and Emma Dillinger.

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Bridges Prep elects Inaugural Teacher of the Year Bridges Preparatory School is proud to announce its inaugural Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jennifer Badgett. Whereas it was hard to choose only one extraordinary teacher amongst a talented and highly qualified faculty, BPS is certain that Mrs. Badgett, who was elected by her peers, will represent the Bridges community well. She is already scheduled to appear at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Civitas Awards dinner May 30, at Dataw Island Club. “It is extremely important to build a strong educational foundation in kindergarten, while motivating the students to become lifelong learners,” said Badgett. “It is the most essential time to excite a children’s love of school and set the stage for the rest of their educational life. Making learning fun and exciting makes my students want to learn more at the end of the day.” She adds, “One must constantly search for new

Mrs. Jennifer Badgett celebrates with her students.

and innovative ways to be rigorous while keeping children engaged. But most importantly, my classroom community is built around two things: Integrity and Respect (teacher-student, student-student, teacherteacher, student-materials, and student-teacher). As

their role model, I have to be the character traits I expect to see in them.” This year alone, Badgett served as team leader, initiated and organized the school’s K-1 holiday program and STEM night, served on the Head of School search committee, and organized the Coins for CAPA fundraiser which raised more than $1,000. Badgett said, “This year’s best learning experience was mentoring two fabulous teachers, through which I gained some fabulous ideas! And without a doubt, one of the most rewarding experiences was to become a family with an amazing group of people, as we stayed strong and persevered through uncertain times. I have never been happier than I have this year, and I feel it is a positive reflection in my teaching.” For more information, contact Josefina Blanc at or 646-742-7962 or visit


Happy Hoe Down The PreK-3, PreK-4, and Kindergarten students at Beaufort Academy performed a Hoe Down in honor of their parents on May 12. They also learned a “Thank you, Mom” song in honor of Mother’s Day, which they performed in sign language, as well. JaShon Williams, Caitlin Roberts, Olivia Byrne, and Christian Matte pair up for the Hoe Down.

Beaufort High junior and Poetry Club president Abraham Peru recently had his poem, “Undead Love” published in the poetry book This Time Around. Congratulations to Abraham for being a published author!

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

high school softball

Battery Creek, Whale Branch end seasons with losses The Battery Creek softball team’s season ended with a loss to host Silver Bluff in the Class 2-A District 5 on Wednesday, May 7. Silver Bluff beat Battery Creek 17-4 in five innings. Battery Creek pitcher Kyleigh Peeples started in the circle and took the loss. Peeples faced an offensive-heavy Silver Bluff batting order.

Tori Hill worked out of a relief role for the Lady Dolphins beginning in the second inning and allowed only one earned run. Helping to lead her team offensively, Hill also legged out a triple for Battery Creek. The talented Battery Creek softball squad, under the direction of head coach

Stephanie Cox, concluded the 2014 season with a 16-6 overall record. Battery Creek wasn’t the only area team to suffer a loss on Wednesday. Johnsonville beat Whale Branch 11-1 in five innings in the Class 1-A Playoffs. Under the tutelage of head coach Charlie Simmons, Whale Branch ended its latest campaign 10-12.

Whale Branch pitcher Olivia Walker, one of the state’s top players in Class 1-A, suffered the loss. Walker encountered a hard-hitting Johnsonville softball team. At the plate for Whale Branch, Karen Rivers, Marissa Robers and Shanelle Webb each had hits while Dana Chapel swiped a pair of bases and scored her team’s lone run.

high school soccer

BA girls finish runner-up for state title The Beaufort Academy girls soccer team’s bid to claim its second straight SCISAA 1-A/2-A title fell short over the weekend. Oakbrook Prep prevented Beaufort Academy from claiming the

title, edging the Eagles 6-5 in overtime at Heathwood Hall on Saturday, May 10. Oakbrook Prep scored a penalty kick for the game-winning shot, capping off a perfect season, 19-0. Beaufort Academy

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concluded its latest campaign 14-2. The Beaufort Academy and Oakbrook Prep girls soccer teams played for the state title for the third straight season. BA beat Oakbrook Prep 6-1 in the state

title game in 2013. This year, Miranda Weslake led Beaufort Academy with three goals. Mary Keane and Hope Gray scored one goal apiece for Beaufort Academy.

Battery Creek boys post 2-1 win on Senior Night The Battery Creek boys’ soccer team wouldn’t be denied on its Senior Night on Wednesday, May 7. Battery Creek turned back Woodland, edging the visiting team 2-1 in the 6-AA match. With the win, Battery Creek wrapped up regular-season competition 9-5 overall and 5-2 in 6-AA. Offensively, Jon Saullo and Reese Bowles scored one goal apiece for Battery Creek in

the win. Saullo and Juan Negron each had an assist for the Dolphins in the victory. Battery Creek turned in a solid allaround effort as it triumphed in the regular-season finale. Defensively, Tristan Sanders paced Battery Creek with four saves. The Battery Creek boys soccer program’s Senior Night consisted of recognizing nine seniors.

Battery Creek High School girls blank Woodland, 9-0 In girls soccer last Wednesday, May 7, Battery Creek rolled past Woodland, winning 9-0. Offensively, Battery Creek performed well throughout the game. Five players accounted for all of Battery Creek’s scoring in the shutout win. Tanique Mungin led Battery Creek

with three goals and four assists. Brianna Tolbert also netted three goals while dealing out one assist for Battery Creek. Tiffany Nova, Wendy Mata and Neelia Heath scored one goal apiece for the Dolphins in the victory. With the win, Battery Creek improved to 8-4 overall.

sports & recreation

Golf tournament continues to raise funds for local charities In 1975, a local group of avid golfers got together and decided to hold a golf tournament that would not only be a great social event but also would raise money for the American Heart Association. The tournament was called The Heart Fund. Thirty-nine years later, that same golf tournament has not only remained an annual event but it has also raised over $600,000 for local charities. The name was changed to The Beaufort Charities Invitational but the goal remained the same: Get a large group of friends together at Fripp Island for a long weekend to play golf, socialize and raise money for those less fortunate. Here is a list of some of the local charities that have received donations: • Alzheimer’s Support Group • Senior Services of Beaufort • Beaufort Marine Institute • Big Brothers/Big Sisters • United Community Child Development

• Child Abuse Prevention (CAPA) • Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) • Friends of Carolina Hospice • Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry • Habitat for Humanity • Northern Beaufort County Public Education • Lowcountry Rotary • University of South Carolina Beaufort • YMCA Building Fund • Reynolds Robinson Scholarship • United Way of Beaufort • Technical College of the Lowcountry • Boys & Girls Clubs

The 40th annual Beaufort Charities Invitational will be held on Fripp Island from May 15-17. There are sponsorship opportunities available. If interested, call committee chairman Christian Sherbert at 843-575-5667 or email For more information, visit the website at




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pro football

Beaufort High graduate Legree signs with Seahawks Beaufort High School graduate Jimmy Legree has signed a free agent deal with the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. Legree was one of nine free agents to sign with the Seahawks and will join the other draft picks for the team’s three-day rookie minicamp that begins Friday. As a senior at the University of South Carolina in 2013, Legree started all 13 games at cornerback. The Beaufort native ranked second on the squad with 55 tackles, including 41 solo stops. He had 5.5 tackles for loss during his senior campaign. Legree tied for second on the South Carolina football team with three interceptions and added four pass breakups. The Beaufort High School product logged five tackles in the USC seasonopening win over North Carolina. He

also had four solo stops including a tackle against Georgia last year. Legree had his second interception in as many games when he picked a Jimmy pass off at UCF. Legree He also forced a fumble in the win at Arkansas, sealed the Florida win with his third interception of the season and sixth of his career and added four solo stops in the win over Clemson. Legree notched eight tackles in the 2014 Capital One Bowl win over Wisconsin. During his collegiate career at USC, Legree made 23 career starts with one touchdown and played both cornerback and safety.

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YMCA staff and member reach personal best at 2014 Boston Marathon YMCA Wellness Director Denice Davis and YMCA member Pam Drafts reached their personal bests at the 2014 Boston Marathon, held Monday, April 21. This is the second year both runners qualified and entered the 26.2 mile race. Drafts matched her 2013 time and ran the race in 3:38. Davis improved her 2013 time by two minutes, with a time of 3:25, putting her in the top 5 percent of all participants. Both runners qualify for the 2015 race. Davis has over 10 years of experience in personal and group training and has been at the Wardle Family YMCA since 2006. Her certifications include: AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise, Fitour Indoor Cycling, CPR/AED. She is a dedicated and passionate runner and in addition to designing programs for runners, has various specialty certifications

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sports briefS Church to hold annual ONE Yoga Sanctuary Fun Run Walk for Christ holds free Yoga Fest Tabernacle Baptist Church will host its annual Fun Run/Walk For Christ on Saturday, May 24. Registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m., and the Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. There are six age groups for males and females. Trophies and T-shirts awarded to the top three winners in each group. Prizes, food and water will be available. Cost is $10 for 14 and up; $5 for 13 and under. Registration will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911 Craven Street, Beaufort. For more information, call 843-524-0376 or 843-271-1719. Come and enjoy a tour of Beaufort.

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From left: YMCA member Pam Drafts and YMCA Wellness Director Denice Davis.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) program invites individuals interested in fitness and charity to join TNT. TNT participants fight against blood cancers by raising funds and training as a group to run or walk, a full or half marathon. Team in Training is excited to participate in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half in Savannah on November 8. TNT is a unique program with a local presence, led by coaches Derek Clement and Molly Day. They will train Saturday mornings in Beaufort, and enjoy socials and clinics together. To learn more about Team in Training, please contact Liz Coffey at 803-731-4060 or Elizabeth. or visit online at www.

The teachers of ONE Yoga Sanctuary, located at 73 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island, Beaufort, are hosting Yoga Fest, a day of free and varied yoga and movement classes for all levels on Saturday, May 31. Owner Dragana Pavic-Zappia extends this offer to the community annually in hopes of expanding the reach and benefits of the practice to all. For more information about the studio and its daily offerings, visit Here is the schedule for Yoga Fest, Saturday, May 31: Studio SUNset • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Core and Flow with Charity and Michelle: Challenging, heat building practice • 10 -11 a.m.: Therapeutic Yoga Floorplay with Kathy and Dragana • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Practice Lab with Carol: Skill in Action • 1-2 p.m.: Holy Yoga with Carrie: Scriptural meditation, breath, movement • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Qi Gong with Dottie Studio SUNrise • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Lil’ Yogis with Erin: Soulful Playtime (in or outside) • 10-11 a.m.: Creative Movement for Kids with Carrie (outside) • 10-11 a.m.: Vinyasa Flow with Jenna • 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Kundalini Yoga Gong Bath with Dragana and Nori • 1-2 p.m.: Back to the Core with Kevin • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Flow with Laughter with Brittney: Unique blend of laughter and vinyasa.


An in-depth look at the people, businesses and organizations that shape our community

Ex Libris

beaufort’s longest running book club celebrates 20 years By Lanier Laney Ex Libris, Beaufort’s longest running book club, was started in 1994 and is now celebrating 20 years of good friends getting together to discuss literature. After developing a reading list at the beginning of the year, the women meet once a month to discuss the book — and maybe drink a little wine. They try to include a variety of genres from fiction to biographies to self-help and historical fiction. They have developed a reputation as the serious book club. There are roughly 25 members; 16 of them have been with the club since the beginning. Some of the original members include Rosemary Cuppia, Gwen Sanders, Frances Cherry, Cindy Newman, Fleetwood Bradshaw, Vicki Mix, Kathy Kilgore, Sally Post, Mary Sanders and Priscilla Coleman. They have seen a lot of changes over the years — babies born, high school and college graduations, marriages, and now even grandchildren. The group first came together at Kathy Kilgore’s house after several members had heard about book clubs being formed elsewhere. Those original members have now read and discussed 240 books (one a month for 20 years). Their first book was “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” and one of their most recent books “The Fault in Our Stars” is also being made into a movie. Kathy says, “I think our club is dynamic because many of us don’t socialize together any other time except book club. We come together and get one another’s perspective on a whole range of subjects. There are always a few disagreements, but we respect each other’s opinions.” They take turns having the meetings at each other’s homes and each person brings appetizers to go with the wine. Even with 25 members, between prior

Members of the Ex Libris book club. Front, from left: Gwen Sanders and Sandra Myrick. Second row: Nancy Brown, Valerie Fisher, Vicki Mix, Rosemary Cuppia and Audrey Montgomery. Third row: Cindy Newman, Mary Sanders, Mary Segars, Priscilla Coleman, Fleetwood Bradshaw. Back row: Kathy Kilgore, Sally Post and Frances Cherry.

commitments, family events, and other distractions, they usually end up with 12 to 15 people at a meeting, which, as one member said, is the perfect number to be able to discuss the book. That’s why current membership is limited to 25, and there is a waiting list. Member Vicki Mix admits that they particularly enjoyed reading the young adult books.“It lets us know what our kids are reading,” she said. Fleetwood Bradshaw said,“Over the last 20 years, the lives of our members have been interwoven creating a tapestry of friendship. We have gooed over babies and wept over graves. We have cheered each other’s accomplishments and supported each other during times of illness, disappointments and sorrow. We raised

babies, built houses, attended school and church events. We’ve taken our children to college and our parents to nursing homes. We watched our children marry and now watch as our babies have babies. Who knows what books and what events will take us through the next 20 years. We met over the love of words and we stay for words of love.” She adds, “A wise friend once told me, you will never be lonely as long as you have a book to read.” Says Kathy Kilgore, “Personally, this club has encouraged me to read books I may otherwise have not picked up. It provides me with a new perspective on many subjects and it has been a wonderful journey with a fabulous group of women.”

As a group they have contributed more than $3,000 to a variety of causes including Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry, DSS Adopt a Family, Born to Read, National Wildlife Foundation and Friends of Caroline Hospice. They pick a deserving organization to give to every year. And every December they invite spouses and guests to an annual Christmas Party. They have also hosted many visiting authors such as Mary Kay Andrews, Lois Battle, Cassandra King and Tommy Hayes. A favorite highlight was hosting Matthew Bruccoli, a professor of English at the University of South Carolina and the preeminent expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald. Kathy said, “Many people don’t realize that The Matthew J. & Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald constitutes the most comprehensive research collection for the study and teaching of Fitzgerald and is housed at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.” The club’s current “leader” is Sandra Myrick. She says, “I would like to thank the founding members for all their efforts throughout the years in motivating the group to continue for the past 20 years! What an accomplishment. I would also like to thank all of our members past and present for giving of their time and talents to keep this fine organization of lovely ladies meeting to discuss an open-minded collection of reading and contributing to the many nonprofits over the years. I hope that we will be celebrating our organization many, many more years to come. The past 20 have proven very successful so I am hoping in the next decades to have the same success.”


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arts&entertainment the indie film corner: ‘child’s pose’ The Indie Film “Child’s Pose” will be shown at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St., on Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Directed by Calin Peter Netzer and starring Luminita Gheorghiu, this Romanian film with English subtitles was the top prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival. The sharply crafted “Child’s Pose” pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu as a steely, well-to-­do Bucharest architect determined to

keep her 30-­something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses and even the victim’s family that her son was not recklessly speeding? A spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love. Savagely

witty and utterly engrossing, “Child’s Pose” is also the Official Romanian Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. Tickets are adults $7, seniors $6, and students $7. Contact 843-521-4145 or email Bonnie Hargrove at, or visit them online at www. The box office opens an hour prior to the show.

arts events this weekend “Highlights of the Lowcountry” exhibit: Beaufort Art Association presents a new exhibit of works by acclaimed watermedia artist Polly Swenson at the BAA Gallery, 913 Bay Street through June 21. This new exhibit is called “Highlights of the Lowcountry.” Her art is representational of the subject, giving each a slightly romanticized look at the scene, whether it is capturing the vanishing marsh landscape, a shrimp boat sailing home or birds in their natural habitat. Polly has gained a national following for her finely detailed wildlife paintings. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend for refreshments and to meet the artist. For more, visit www.

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Spring Lowcountry Chorale Concert: The Spring Lowcountry Chorale Concert will be performed at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Lady’s Island on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. The theme is

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“From Sea to Shining Sea.” The chorale (pictured above) will provide a musical potpourri for all tastes with rousing anthems such as “America the Beautiful”, soul searching spirituals represented by “We Gather at the River”, a little Western, some blues and jazz and a very contemporary surprise. For tickets, call 843-522-9948 or 843-368-6544 or visit Art exhibit at Penn Center: The York W. Bailey Museum at the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island presents,

“In the Footsteps of My Ancestors,” a beautiful and soul-stirring original art collection created by watercolorist and painter William Kwamena-Poh. The museum will introduce the artist and his collection at a “Meet-the-Artist” wine and cheese reception on Friday, May 16 at 6 p.m. William Kwamena-Poh is a native of Ghana, West Africa, who came to the United States in the early 1980’s and has lived in Savannah since 1995. He is an incredibly gifted self-taught artist who paints beautiful, vibrant and skillful works of art.

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Angela Easterling: Earning wings as a top performer “...They say every time you hear those fiddle strings, a honky-tonk angel is earning her wings.” Lyrics from the song “Earning Her Wings” by Angela Easterling Singer/songwriter Angela Easterling returns to Beaufort this weekend for a concert at ARTworks. A veteran of the Paris Avenue Street Music series, Angela draws from both her southern heritage and wide-ranging interests to create original songs that music professionals describe as “literate, modern Southern music for the ages.” This woman is more than your average “Honky Tonk Angel.” In fact, she recently released an album, Mon Secret, performed entirely in French, which she co-wrote with her

friend Marianne Bessy, an assistant professor of French at Furman University. What makes Angela Easterling so special is the mix of musical and cultural influences that she draws from to create her songs. In one album (Black Top Road) she performs a cover of Neil Young’s “Helpless,” in another (Earning Her Wings) she sings an original tribute about the passing of Johnny Cash, and in the latest (Mon Secret) the French lyrics reference Barbie dolls and taillights fading into the distance. When asked about her need to try new styles and express new ideas in her music, Angela says, “Imagine if all you ever ate was spaghetti, wouldn’t you

Singer/songwriters Brandon Turner and Angela Easterling.

want some tacos or sushi or a steak sometime?” Joining Angela onstage at ARTworks will be Brandon Turner, a resident of Spartanburg who is a talented

guitarist, singer/songwriter and the producer of several songs on her Mon Secret album. Aside from playing in Angela’s band, The Beguilers, Brandon is a musical luminary in his own right. He has recorded studio sessions with Emmy Lou Harris, David Ball, Ricky Skaggs, Lloyd Green, and other notables. He also performs and tours with several bands. Brandon draws from many musical influences as well, citing “Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Toy Caldwell” to name a few. A product of their diverse influences, together Angela Easterling and Brad Turner produce “songs that are sure to

get your toes tappin’, whether they’re in cowboy boots, business shoes or flip-flops,” according to the Montgomery News Ticket. Like fries versus pomme frites, the essential themes of love, friends, the joy of a fast car on an open road, or the beauty of the ocean transcend all languages and genres, and translate into pure enjoyment. The performance is Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults with discounts for students, children and active military and may be purchased online at www.beaufortcountyarts. com or by calling 843-3792787. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center on Boundary Street in Beaufort.

‘the gullah creole caribbean connection’ exhibit celebrates memorial day In keeping with history and tradition, the Corner Community on St. Helena Island is gearing up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with an array of activities to recognize a holiday the people of St. Helena Island have always celebrated as part of their American heritage. The Red Piano Too Art Gallery is hosting a special art exhibit on May 24, featuring the work of well-known Lowcountry artist Diane Britton Dunham. The theme of this show is “The Gullah Creole Caribbean Connection.” Gullah Creole is the term coined by Dunham because it best describes her artwork blending elements of her colorful Louisiana Creole roots with the rich historical Gullah culture of the Sea Islands. She will discuss the Gullah Creole Caribbean art connection and related history during the exhibit. Noted Beaufort musician and Dunham’s husband, Phil Griffin, will provide music for the Gullah side of the event from noon until 2 p.m., playing classic Southern Blues and traditional Gullah music. A collection of Gullah-themed needlework hangings by Bridget Murray will also be exhibited. These pieces emphasize the detail Murray incorporates in her work. The Red Piano Too Art Gallery will also present the East of the River Steel band from Washington, D.C. This band is made up of young people ages 6 to 19, in a program that enhances lives, builds confidence and fosters resiliency as it also develops a love and appreciation of the arts. The band will present a special concert from 2 to 3 p.m. This is a must see performance, according to longtime Caribbean resident Elayne Scott. An additional exhibit of Lauren DeLoach’s Lowcountry paintings celebrating regional natural beauty will be presented at Bella Vita and Octopuses, which are across the street and next door to the Red Piano Too Art Gallery. All activities are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Red Piano Too Art Gallery, located at 870 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, S.C., 29920, by calling 843-838-2241

Bring Your Electronics Waste & Paper Shredding for Recycling

Two Locations, Sat., May 17 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beaufort County is offering residents the opportunity to securely dispose of their documents, old computers and other electronic appliances on

Saturday, May 17th,from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the two County Public Works Sites Beaufort site at 140 Shanklin Road site off Hwy 21 near the Marine Corps Air Station Bluffton site at Ulmer & 9 Benton Field Road off Burnt Church Road. Electronic goods will be accepted free of charge including: • Computers, printers, scanners, power supplies, monitors, UPS, hard drives, servers, laptops, diskettes • Cables & wires, surge protectors, switch boxes, sound equipment, tape drives, power supplies, • Calculators, copy machines, VCRs, DVD players, electric motors, cash registers, overhead projectors, • Transformers, test equipment, telephones, cell phones and other goods. • Television sets and all items will be taken FREE

NOTE: SHREDDING for this event will be provided by Shred With Us and Cintas. Bring all of your paper for safe and secure shredding at both locations. Electronics Recycling keeps hazardous materials out of the waste stream while reusing valuable resources through recycling.

For additional information or for instructions regarding large quantities, please call the Beaufort County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling at 255-2734. Funding for event made possible through a grant from the SC DHEC Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling

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Imagine not knowing where you will sleep tonight. Or having a job that doesn’t pay enough to afford a place to live on one hand and on the other hand you make too much money to qualify for any assistance from the government. Imagine your baby crying and crying because he or she is hungry but you have no money to feed your child. Imagine sleeping in the woods, in abandon cars, or on the streets with your children. Imagine having a college degree but can’t find a job, therefore you find yourself in the dark and a very dark place. Imagine people looking at you and treating you as if you did not matter. Imagine being a person who feels as if the people around you will feed their animals before feeding a human in need. These are the stories I heard from a group of brave woman and their children who now find themselves homeless. As my family and I volunteered to feed and spend time with these remarkable, strong, and courageous women and their adorable children, I began to realize that we, the residents of Beaufort County, must do more to get involved with this growing population of homeless children and families. I was shocked to find out that there are more than 325 homeless children and their families in Beaufort County, but no one talks about it.

The author’s daughter, at right, spends time with homeless children and families across Beaufort County.

Imagine the sorrow and joy I felt this past December as I was leaving Walmart with my daughter when she saw a mother holding a sign that said “I am homeless and I simply want to feed my son.” I watched my daughter go into her purse to find some money to give this mother in need. After she gave the mom the money, she rolled up her window in the car and turned to me with tears in her eyes and a smile on her face and said,“That felt so good, but, mom, we must do more.” More is what the organization Women of Greatness has decided to do. First, by becoming volunteers with Family Promise of Beaufort County where we are dedicated to help where we are needed.

Second, Women of Greatness has decided to host an evening of Haute Couture, Embracing Fashion and Community, with a portion of the proceeds going to Family Promise of Beaufort County which is a non-profit organization that feeds and provides shelter for residents countywide. The event will feature designs by SCAD graduate justdorneisha, Jones of NYC and makeup by Bare Minerals. There will be a surprise celebrity guest along with local VIP individuals. Music will be provided Drysdale Entertainment Unlimited, hors d’oevuers served by the Holiday Inn, local business owners as vendors, great networking, and tons of door prizes by White House Black Market, Stein Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Grace & Glory, Kay Jewelers, GNC, Buffalo Wild Wings, just to name a few. The community is invited to this evening of Haute Couture that supports Family Promise of Beaufort County on Friday May 30 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Boundary Street, Beaufort. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., there will be food, shopping, networking and music. Then from 7:30 to 9 p.m. will be a fashion show. For tickets or for more information, visit www.wogfashionexplosion.eventbrite. com or

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Bank of America, Merrill Lynch donate to YMCA The Wardle Family YMCA recently received a generous donation from The Bank of America Foundation and Merrill Lynch in the amount of $3,000, designated toward the Y’s CounselorIn-Training (CIT) educational program initiatives. “We are so appreciative of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch for supporting this effort,” stated YMCA of Beaufort County CEO Michael Bostwick. “ We believe in equipping future leaders and being able to offer our CIT program is prime example of how we do this.” The CIT program is open to teens, ages 13-15, interested in pursuing a career working with children. The

program will teach job skills, where participants will discover their potential and acquire and refine leadership skills. When participants reach 16-19 years old they become eligible to apply for YMCA childcare positions. In addition to educational outreach, the YMCA utilizes gifts such as these to help guarantee that regardless of financial circumstance, many can benefit from the YMCA’s values-centered programs like summer camp, youth sports, swim lessons, after school activities and fitness classes. For more information, please contact the YMCA at 843-522-9622 or visit

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From left: YMCA CEO Michael Bostwick, Bank Of America Banking Center Manager Nataliya Yanovska, and Jack R. Cunningham, associate resident director, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.

The Wardle Family YMCA, located at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, is actively seeking contributions to its 2014 Annual Scholarship Campaign. This campaign plays an integral part in community outreach, ensuring that the YMCA programs are accessible to all by providing financial assistance and program scholarships to individuals and families most in need. Onehundred percent of funds raised are reinvested in the people the YMCA serves. To contribute, contact the Y at 843-522-9622, visit in person or go to

CODA: A CALL TO MEN SORORITY SISTERS The local nonprofit Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse, or CODA, is holding a free Men’s Community Breakfast on Tuesday, May 20 with internationally recognized educator and lecturer, Tony Porter. This breakfast will provide men with an opportunity to experience the work of “A Call To Men” in promoting healthy and respectful manhood and the role of men in ending domestic abuse. Participants will have the chance to network with one another and become engaged in local efforts to end domestic abuse in the Lowcountry. The breakfast will be catered by Red Rooster Cafe and held at TCL Building 23, Ribaut Road, Beaufort. From 7:30 - 8 a.m., event check-in and breakfast; 8 to 10 a.m., Tony Porter will speak. Online registration is required by Friday, May 16:

Ten women from Beaufort and Jasper counties were recently initiated into the Beaufort Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Sitting from left: Michelle Washington, Annette Drake-Smith, Thomasina Tyler, Grace Cummings, Ada McDonald. Standing from left: Adriane Johnson, Gloria Campbell, Onika Wright, Sonya Wilson-Owens and Sheilah Mervin.

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Thoughts on another 1% capital improvement sales tax By Jim Hicks

Beaufort County Council has recently appointed a six member Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission that is charged with developing a list of projects worthy of being part of a 1% Sales Tax Referendum in November. This list of recommended projects will be provided to County Council for consideration as part of the decision as to offering a 1% Sales Tax referendum on the November ballot. This is the same type of process that was attempted in 2004 and failed to gain voter approval and tried again in 2006 and was approved by Beaufort County voters. The 2006 process resulted in sufficient funds ($152 million) to fix some very serious problems which the county was faced with and was not going to be solved by either the state or federal government. The widening of U.S. Highway 278 and the additional span of the McTeer Bridge are two examples of such projects. All of the

projects were managed by the Beaufort County Engineering Department in a professional manner worthy of praise and pride by all of us who call Beaufort County Jim Hicks Lady’s Island home. Business The completion of Professionals these projects pushed Association the probability of disaster a bit further away from our door. For example with a wider Highway 278, traffic is not going to be so frustrating that tourist will choose to visit elsewhere for their vacation and the new road is much safer for all who travel on it. With the additional span of the McTeer Bridge and a wider Lady’s Island Drive, even in the event of a broken Woods Memorial Bridge and an approaching hurricane the residents of Lady’s Island and adjoining Sea Islands can probably escape

prior to the hurricane’s arrival. Having fixed the absolute worst of Beaufort County’s transportation problems where should we turn to next? Almost everyone has a pet project which they would like to be completed through the use of funding provided by a 1% sales tax. If there are projects that clearly pose a threat to the welfare of our county similar to the Highway 278 overload and the need for a wider McTeer Bridge they should be put on the top of the list. However, it would be great if, as part of the process, we could fix some things that are not near the point of being a crisis but would simply improve our existing infrastructure. Included in the 25 Beaufort County projects provided to the Sales Tax Commission are the following Lady’s Island projects that fall into this category: 1. Rebuild the existing intersection at Sea Island Parkway, Sams Point Road and Lady’s Island Drive using mast arms for the signals to correct failing poles and

revise the phasing to improve efficiency. (Estimated cost $2 million) 2. Provide a pathway between residential areas along Middle Road to Coosa Elementary School and pedestrian facilities on Sams Point Road. (Estimated cost $2 million) 3. Provide a bike and pedestrian trail along Meridian Road connecting Lady’s Island Drive and Sea Island Parkway. (Estimated cost $1.5 million). As can be seen there are two obvious themes to the projects listed above — pathways and biking trails and intersection improvement. One makes driving on Lady’s Island roads safer and the other makes life a bit more pleasant. None of them are cheap. Perhaps, after the Sales Tax Commission identifies the projects needed to avert future crisis, we could consider a few that simply improve the existing roads and provide pathways and biking trails to improve the general quality of life when we are not behind a steering wheel.

Special thanks to those who helped Battery Creek SADD Club By Diane Grooms

Each year, the Battery Creek High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club conducts a pre-prom program for all students attending prom and their parents/ guardians. This year, the presentation was Thursday, April 24. The SADD Club did an improve skit, depicting a scene on prom night where students at a party made the wrong decision by drinking and driving. This decision resulted in a wreck, with one fatality, one injury and two arrests. Following the skit, a

mock funeral was held for the deceased. To make this event possible, I must thank Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen, Nick D’Angelo and Erik Swanson with the Burton Fire Department, London Ocon and Chris Bolton with Beaufort County EMS, BCHS SRO David Wilkinson, and Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Department. A special thanks goes to Mrs. Suzette Stibitz, mother of the deceased student who participated in the notification process and the funeral procession. This is a hard role for

a parent to play, but an important part of getting the overall message across to those in attendance. When the skit was over, parents and students signed a Prom Pledge to not drink and drive on prom night. Each student who signed the pledge received a special letter written by elementary school students from Mrs. Horton’s and Mrs. Ruge’s class, Broad River Elementary School, and from the students in the class of Mrs. Burnes from Shanklin Elementary School.

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Fournier Urban Malbec-Tempranillo a delicious new wine By Celia Strong

Each week, when I introduce a new wine, I like to include a history of the region that makes the wine as well as background information about the winery and the winemaking process. Well, this week’s discussion is going to be a bit different in that the connection between the lesson and the wine is somewhat vague. But there is still a really good, new wine — the Fournier Urban Malbec-Tempranillo 2012 — and some new information about the grapes and its country of origin. After reading this we end up with more knowledge about wines in general, and hopefully, with a glass in our hands. We travel to Argentina this week for a new winery and a new red wine. Although we have discussed the history and development of wine production in this country before, here is a quick rundown: The Spanish colonized Argentina, and the country’s wine industry faced difficulties during its formative years such as no markets, quantity vs quality, indigenous varieties before European grapes came, the building of a national railroad that let the wines come down from the vineyards to get exported from ports, the up and down value of their money, outside investments in their wineries, and economic and political instability. Beyond this basic and somewhat dry history, there are some really interesting tidbits about Argentina. While most of us think of Argentina’s Spanish roots, ties, and cultural influences, the country also has a strong connection to Italy. Between 1857 and 1940, almost 45 percent of the immigrants into Argentina were Italians. Today, close to 60 percent of their population has some degree of Italian descent. In the decades before 1900, the majority of Italian immigrants into Argentina came from northern Italy (the regions of Piedmont, Veneto and Lombardy). After 1900, there was a shift toward more southern and rural immigrants — the regions of Campania, Calabria and Sicily. These were mostly male immigrants, aged 14 to 50, many of them agricultural workers and unskilled laborers. After World War II, with much of Italy in rubble, a huge wave of Italian

Celia Strong works at Bill’s Liquor & Fine Wines on Lady’s Island.

immigrants came to Argentina, almost half a million. It seems obvious, with these numbers, that a large part of Argentine language, customs and traditions are Italian based or influenced. Argentine food and wine were hugely influenced by them all. Pasta and pizza can be found easily all over the country. Cheeses like Provolone and Parmesan are common. Raviolis, polenta, tomatoes all have been added to what are now traditional Argentine dishes. Grapes such as Moscato and Bonarda have found homes in their vineyards. Although our wine is not directly related to Italy, this information about the importation of cultural influences is important because in Argentina all of the food and wine is now connected, regardless of its specific origins. The truth is, our wine is a blend of a French variety, Malbec, and a Spanish variety, Tempranillo. And, the truth is, after we look more closely at it, our wine will go well with many styles of foods because of the background it comes from. In Argentina, like other European influenced countries, a wine is chosen for a meal because the food and the wine will taste better together — Spanish, Italian or French does not matter. What matters is elevating the meal with a quality wine. Our wine this week is from O. Fournier winery. Just the name is typical of Argentina — a French name in a country of many backgrounds. This winery was established in 2000, and it is equipped with the latest technology. They have stainless steel, oak and cement vats that can hold almost 320,000 gallons of wine. Their underground cellar can hold up to 2,800 barrels. They also have their own laboratories for analyzing their grapes and wines. In the near future, they plan on building a luxury hotel so all can go visit and taste. All their grapes are harvested by hand. The grapes are sorted, by hand again, and the stalks removed. Crushing and

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The Fournier Urban Malbec-Tempranillo 2012 comes from Argentina.

de-stemming are done by a stainless steel machine. Fermentation is at chilled temperatures to enhance the fruit-forward style of their wines. All of this geared to make Fournier a high quality wine producer at affordable bottle prices. They make several tiers of wines — ours is the “Urban,” specifically the 2012 Fournier Urban Malbec-Tempranillo blend of two grapes with different origins. The Malbec, as we know, is a red variety that has pretty much made the wine industry in Argentina. Malbec originally came from Bordeaux, France, where it is still used to soften the textures of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The grape travelled to Argentina in the mid19th century when phylloxera invaded the vineyards of France. Luckily, for us, it found a wonderful home where it could thrive in the soil and climate of Argentina. When the wine industry in Argentina moved from making a high quantity of wine into making high quality wines, Malbec was in the right place at the right time. The Argentine wines from Malbec have structure and a voluptuous smoothness at the same time. And they also have a great potential for aging, a characteristic unique to Argentine Malbecs. These grapes create wines that are characterized by deep color, purple and deep red, intense fruity flavors,

plums, blackberries, black cherries, and a velvety texture. Delicious! Tempranillo, our second grape featured in this week’s wine, originated in Spain. This grape probably came to Argentina in the 17th century with Spanish conquistadors. Tempranillo is a harder variety to grow, and, generally, makes better wines when blended with other grapes. In Spain, it is blended with Garnacha and Mazuelo (Grenache and Carignan). In Argentina? Malbec is ready and willing and able, but we don’t see too many wines made with these two grape varieties. Tempranillo wines have berry, plum, tobacco, vanilla and herb flavors. Tempranillo is often considered to be one of the most food-friendly grapes in the world. On top of its layers of flavors, it also has an earthiness underneath; earthy characteristics and food always go well together. Our wine is made from grapes grown at 3,600 feet above sea level, a cooler elevation that allows the grapes to ripen a bit more slowly with layers of developed flavors. They are fermented in stainless steel tanks after 13 days with skin contact. Colors, textures and flavors, the wines are aged in French oak barrels for three months. Even though there is no touch of Italian history related to this wine, it actually pairs well with most Italian food — anything with a tomato-based sauce, pasta, meats, seafood, lasagna, as well as any Italian cheeses, sausages and salami. The Fournier Urban MalbecTempranillo 2012 is a delicious wine that wine writers have given 90 points and higher. It is an interesting blend of history and flavors that represents our multicultural global society — produced in Argentina, made with French and Spanish grapes, and paired well with Italian food. And now we can add a Lowcountry connection because it is available at Bill’s Liquors on Lady’s Island for only $10.99. Enjoy.

wine tasting On Monday, May 19 from 7 to 8 p.m., Bill’s Liquor & Fine Wines on Lady’s Island will have a wine tasting with 12 new wines. It’s a quick but easy way to try 12 wines, and they will be on deal that night. RSVP to Celia at 843-812-8466.

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A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat AGAVE MEXICAN GRILL: 1430 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 843-379-0232; L.D. ALVIN ORD’S: 1514 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 843-524-8222; L.D.



Beaufort Town Center, Boundary Street; 843-379-7676 Irish-American cuisine; L.D.



Port Royal,; 525-9824; L.D.

14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

BEAUFORT BREAD COMPANY: 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, Lady’s Island; 843-522-0213; B.L.

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

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

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


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

9 Market, Habersham Marketplace; Mexican; 644-1925; L.D. Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.


RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.D. ROSIE O’GRADYS PUB: Suite 3,

ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D.

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island

Parkway, Beaufort, 322-9909. 136 Sea Island Parkway, Suite 4 & 6, Lady’s Island, 5240405.

The Foolish Frog is at 846 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. Lunch is Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner is Tuesday through Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Call 843-838-9300 or visit

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

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

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

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

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

LOWCOUNTRY PRODUCE & CAFE: 302 Carteret St.; Beaufort; 3221900; B.L.

SMOKIN’ PLANKS BBQ: 914 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-522-0322; L.D.

BOUNDARY STREET CAFE: 1209 Boundary St., Suite C, Beaufort; 379-1811; B. L. Brunch.

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



GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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

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

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


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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-5232; L.D.

BURLAP: 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort; B, L.


Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

CAROLINA TAVERN: 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 379-5959; Wings, ribs, sports bar; L.D.


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

CITY JAVA & NEWS: 301 Carteret St.,

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St., Beaufort; 524-0240; Authentic Italian; L.D.


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

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

GROUCHO’S DELI: 81 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort; 524-4545; L.

HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21, Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

HEMINGWAY’S BISTRO: 920 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.

Beaufort; 379-JAVA (5282); Sandwiches, soups, muffins, desserts, coffee drinks,; B. L.

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; L.D.


JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

Island Parkway, Lady’s Island, Beaufort; 5247433; Seafood; D.

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

THE DOG HOUSE: 381 Sea Island

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

Parkway, Lady’s Island Beaufort; 770-0013; L.

DUKE’S BBQ: 1509 Salem Road,

Beaufort; 379-4744; L.D.: Thursday and Friday only.

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

FAT PATTIES: 831 Parris Island

Gateway, Port Roya; 843-379-1500; L.D.

FILLIN’ STATION: 57 Sea Island

Parkway, Lady’s Island; 522-0230; L.D

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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

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


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


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

MARILYN’S LUNCH AT SOUTHERN SWEETS: 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-0798; Sandwiches, soups; L.

MARKETPLACE NEWS: 917 Bay St., Beaufort; 470-0188; Sandwich cafe; B.L. MARYLAND FRIED CHICKEN: 111

STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway; Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

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


MIKKI’S: 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 3794322; All-American Cuisine; B. L.D.

SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive,


St., Port Royal; 522-1222; L.D.

THE OLD BULL TAVERN: 205 West Street, Beaufort; 843-379-2855; D.


Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-524-1995; L.D.

PALM & MOON BAGEL: 221 Scott St., Beaufort; 379-9300; B.L.

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-0300; Italian, wood-fired pizzas; L.D.

PAPAYA THAI AND SUSHI: 1001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9099; L.D.


PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

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

Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

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

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

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

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 524-7771; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D.

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


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

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

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

Island; 522-9700; L.D.

2121 Boundary Street, Suite 103, Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort; 843-379-5559; L.D.


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

Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.

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

WINED IT UP: 705 Bay St., Beaufort; wine bar, tapas; L.D. WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D. YAMA: 1370 Ribaut Road, Port Royal; 379-2599; L.D. YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

A GUIDE TO DINING • All area codes are 843 • B = Breakfast • L = Lunch • D = Dinner • To feature your restaurant in the SPOTLIGHT, email

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obituaries Janet Graham Bessinger

Janet Graham Bessinger, 77, of Grover, SC, widow of Cecil Earl Bessinger, Jr., formerly of Beaufort, SC, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, SC. The family received friends on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in Port Royal United Methodist Church with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery. Mrs. Bessinger was born on September 18, 1936 in Aynor, SC. She is the daughter of the late Lowry Graham and Vienna Harrelson Graham. She was office manager for many years for Dr. Herbert Keyserling. Surviving are one daughter, Susan DeLoach; two sons, Sonny and Benny Bessinger all of Beaufort, SC; one brother, Lory Graham of Aynor, SC; two sisters, Elaine Graham Stacy of Beaufort, SC and Venita Graham Shetzer of Port Royal, SC; six grandchildren, Ben, Justin, Jewel, Janet Bessinger, Hudson and Tucker DeLoach. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry, 658 Bells Hwy, Walterboro, SC, 29488 or the hospice of your choice. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Doris M. Dietrich

Doris M. Dietrich, 88, wife of Ray Dietrich, of Beaufort, SC, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at her residence. The family received friends on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at noon at Beaufort National Cemetery. The family suggests that donations be made to Victory Baptist Church, 378 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Louis “Pee Wee” Rivers

Louis “PeeWee” Rivers, Sr, 73, of the Scott community on St. Helena Island and husband of Gloria Yates Rivers died Thursday, May 1, 2014 in the Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Viewing was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals. Funeral services were at noon Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Faith Memorial Baptist Church, 28 Lands End Road, St. Helena Island, SC. Burial was in the St. Helena Memorial Garden, St. Helena Island, SC. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Cup of Coffee and a SeCond opinion When the markets turn as volatile and confusing as they have over the past year, even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan that they’ve been following. At Hand and Tanner Financial Group, we’ve seen a lot of difficult markets come and go. And we can certainly empathize with folks who find the current environment troublesome and disturbing. We’d like to help, if we can, and to that end, here’s what we offer: Owen K Hand CFP®

A cup of coffee, and a second opinion. By appointment, you’re welcome to come in and visit with us. If we think your investments are well suited to your goals-in spite of current market turmoil-we will gladly tell you so, and send you on your way. If, on the other hand, we think some of your investments no longer make sense, we’ll explain why, in plain English. And, if you like, we’ll recommend some alternatives. Either way, the coffee is on us. H Ronald Tanner CFP®

Stephen Paul Olsson The larger than life Stephen Paul Olsson proved to be just that this past week. Those lucky enough to have known him now have only memories of a voice that was unshakeable, a charm that should have been illegal and a wit that was only challenged by the speed of light. A man of integrity, a father and friend who leaves behind big shoes to fill. Might take three men to do the job. Stephen Paul Olsson, 58, of Beaufort, SC, died Wednesday, May 7, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Surviving are his three sons, Ted, Pete and Jack of Beaufort, SC; his father, Ted of Dunwoody, GA; two brothers, Bob (Rosemarie) of Jacksonville FL and John (Nancy) of Roswell, GA. Steve was born on May 17, 1955 in Port Huron, MI. He grew up in Dunwoody, Ga., and attended Peachtree Stephen Paul High School where he excelled both scholastically and Olsson athletically. He graduated from University of Georgia with a B.S. in Environmental Health Science and was a member Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After a brief time spent in environmental protection work, he entered the financial services industry where he spent 30 years. Most recently, he held the position of Managing Director, Fixed Income Sales. Steve was a consummate people person. His infectious personality and quick wit were enjoyed by everyone he touched. Steve loved the outdoors and became captivated by the salt marshes of the Lowcountry where he lived with his family for 17 years. He served on the Beaufort Academy Board of Directors and was involved with the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club. Steve cherished his role as a father. He was a passionate soccer coach and a supporter for all three of his sons. He was selfless in his unending service to his family and their endeavors. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in the Parish Church of St. Helena, Beaufort, SC, with interment in the St. Helena Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Steve Olsson Memorial Education Fund c/o Ruff & Ruff, 17 Professional Village Circle, Beaufort, SC 29907. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

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

Do dogs sweat? By Tracie Korol

The perfect spring weather of late is soon to take a sharp turn toward sultry, steamy and mean. We’ll dress down, move slower and drink more iced tea. When our body temperature rises, because of a hot environment or because we have been exercising, we perspire. It’s fairly obvious. Damp armpits, the wet stripe down the back or a drippy upper lip. Sweating is our way of regulating our temperature; we have sweat glands over most of our body’s surface. Sweat provides a film of moisture over the skin, which evaporates and then cools. Not so with dogs which why you have never seen your Best Friend with sweaty pits. A dog’s sweat glands are located around its footpads. Ever notice when your dog is overheated, you’ll occasionally see a path of damp footprints across the kitchen floor? The primary mechanism that a dog uses to cool himself, however, involves panting with his mouth open. This allows the moisture on his tongue to evaporate and/or drool on the floor. The heavy breathing also allows moisture in the lungs to evaporate, too. Despite being sweat gland deficient, dogs have an uncanny ability to vaporize large amounts of water from their lungs and airways, carrying heat away from the body. Then, there’s that “covered in fur” component. In reality, fur serves as a


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The primary mechanism that a dog uses to cool himself involves panting with his mouth open. This allows the moisture on his tongue to evaporate and/or drool on the floor. The heavy breathing also allows moisture in the lungs to evaporate. sort of insulator or barrier between the dog’s insides and his outsides, not unlike the glass vacuum bottles in old-time thermoses. When it’s cold, fur holds body heat in and in summer acts as a barrier to oppressive heat. However, in our steamy summers, once an elevated temperature is built up in the body, fur gets in the way of allowing the body to regulate. So, does that mean you should shave old Barney for the summer? No. Shaving pets for the summer can actually predispose them to sunburn, skin cancer and to heat exhaustion/

SIXTH ANNUAL PET FAIR The Sixth Annual Pet Fair will be held Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at Beaufort Dog, 1307 Boundary Street, Beaufort. There will be ice cream, agility demonstrations, sandwiches from Grouchos Deli, doggie free play, and $10 nail filings. Admission is free; please park in the rear.

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heat stroke. Full coats act as insulation against the sun’s rays and their effects. Coats that are kept well-brushed and mat-free allow for good air circulation through the hair, which in itself can actually have a cooling effect. If you’re not much for dog maintenance know

that matted, unkempt hair coats stifle air circulation and do little to help cool the body. In other words, daily brushing is a must during the hot, summer months. At kennel, I would break out a Furminator to thin the coat of my Chow friend, Willy, when he visited in the summer. His mom hated doing dog maintenance; this WAS her son’s dog, after all. Willy loved the attention plus I received great satisfaction filling a garbage bag with orange undercoat. Win/win. By not shaving him we also avoided the embarrassment a fullcoated dog feels when most of him is de-nuded save for the silly little puff on the end of his tail. How to manage a heavy-coated dog in a Lowcountry summer? Save longer walks for evenings. Consider applying pet-specific sun block to thinly covered areas like the bridge of your dog’s nose, the tips of his ears and his belly. Also, keep in mind that dogs with thin coats, as well as those with white or light-colored coats, are especially at risk for sun damage. Or, keep it simple: If it’s too hot out for you, it’s too hot for your dog.

what to do Volunteers can help build local oyster reef

Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), SC’s Topwater Action Campaign and SCDNR’s SCORE program need help with the Beaufort County Oyster Reef Habitat Build on Thursday, May 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. They will depart from Whitehall Landing on Lady’s Island. The build and restoration part of the SCORE program works with local citizen groups to conduct actual habitat restoration projects and to monitor the success of those efforts. To volunteer or for more information, contact CCA SC by calling 803-865-4164 or email

Local Colonial Dames chapter holds meeting

The Dr. Henry Woodward Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 15. The meeting will be held at the home of Priscilla Dukes located at 29 Burckmyer Drive, Lady’s Island, SC. The guest speaker is Dr. Travis Folk of Green Pond, SC, a biologist with Folk Land Management. Please contact Chapter President Anita Henson at 843-524-1256 for more information.

Local facility holds loss and grief support group

Those grieving a loss, a death of a loved one or who are experiencing any major change in their lives are encouraged to attend a loss and grief support group on Thursday, May 15, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal. Karen Kouzmanoff, the bereavement care coordinator at United Hospice, will lead the interactive group discussion. The sessions will be held every third Thursday of the month. They are free and open to the public. Helena Place is located at 1624 Paris Avenue in Port Royal. For more information, please call 843-522-0476 or e-mail at

Sea Island Quilters will meet at Praise Assembly

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Praise Assembly, 800 Parris Island Gateway. Anita Bowen will show attendees how to “Jump Start Your Creativity.” A family picnic is planned for June, a game night at The Haven in July and an Ice Cream Social at Habersham in August. For details, contact program chairperson Debi Bacon 757-3416.

Simran Singh’s Rebel Road comes to Beaufort

TheraVista and ONE Yoga Sanctuary welcome Simran Singh to Beaufort on Sunday, May 18. Have you ever wished to live the adventure of a lifetime? What if that is your true birthright? Are you ready to be a rebel in your own life, diving into the greatest, most courageous unknown parts of you? Simran Singh is sparking this experience everywhere she goes by sharing a mix of story, humor and song, while bringing together individuals within communities to share, inspire and be inspired in an interactive rich experience of community, unity and ONEness. This is the journey of darkness to light and the necessary essence and beauty of both, showing how similar, connected and one we truly are. Simran will speak at the

Plaza Stadium Theater Thursday 5/15

The Other Woman “PG13” 1:30-4:00 Neighbors “R” 1:30-4:00-7:00-9:00 Heaven Is For Real “PG” 1:30-4:00-7:00-9:15 Amazing Spider Man 2 2D 1:15-4:10-7:00-9:40 Amazing Spider Man 2 3D 1:15-4:10 Godzilla 2D & 3D “PG13” 7:00

Friday 5/16 - Thursday 5/22 Neighbors “R” 1:30-4:00-7:00-9:00 Heaven Is For Real “PG” 1:30-4:00-7:00-9:15 Amazing Spider Man 2 2D Showing FRI-SAT at 1:15-4:10-7:00-9:40 Showing MON-THURS at 1:15-4:10-7:00 Godzilla 2D & 3D “PG13”

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10 a.m. service at Universalist Unitarian Fellowship on Sams Point Road, followed by the Rebel Road and Panel Discussion from noon to 2:30 p.m. Advance ticket purchase recommended online at www. Reception to follow at TheraVista 263 Brickyard Point Road South. Call 812-1328 or email to RSVP.

Program talks mental health in Lowcountry

The Mental Health Access Coalition of Beaufort County announces the second in a series of public conversations on“Creating Community Solutions for Mental Health in the Lowcountry”, to be held on Saturday, May 17 at Okatie Elementary School, 53 Cherry Point Road, Okatie, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free but registration is required. The public is invited to participate in a moderated dialogue to discuss how mental health issues affect our communities. To register, contact Sarah Eliasoph at NAMI Beaufort County, 832681-2200 ext. 1# or

AAUW Beaufort branch meets at Talbots

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet on Tuesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at Talbots in Newcastle Square. They will award the 2014 Mature Woman Scholarship. Dinner will be catered by Debbi Covington. Talbots will provide wardrobe tips for summer wear and have modeling of some of their newest styles, and members will have private shopping time at the store. All members and new members are invited to join the organization, which works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. For details, contact Dr. Diana Steele at 843-522-2796 or

United Way accepts home repair applications

The United Way of the Lowcountry is now accepting applications for the Catholic

HEART Work Camp program. Now in its 16th year, this program is conducted by United Way of the Lowcountry in partnership with The Catholic HEART Work camp as an effort to achieve one of its strategic priorities — to provide safe shelter for people who live and work in Beaufort and Jasper counties. From June 23-26, more than 300 high school students from around the country will work on various minor repair projects and yard cleanup from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day while being housed in Hardeeville. There are 63 slots available in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Local non-profit agencies, organizations and churches are encouraged to send referrals of people in need of simple home repairs to Bethany Marcinkowski at United Way of The Lowcountry, 843-837-2000 or Volunteers for the program are also needed and the deadline to apply is May 16.

Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament to be held

The Beaufort County Gamecock Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by DuPriest Construction Co. will be on Saturday, June 14. It will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island. This is a 4 person scramble, Captain’s Choice format starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit USC Scholarship Athletes. Entry fee of $100 per player includes a green fee and golf cart, gift bag, sausage or chicken biscuits for breakfast, awards lunch, beverages (on the course), and hole contests and prizes. If you would like to play or get a team together, please call Linda McCarty at 843-521-1445 or send to Beaufort County Gamecock Club, 2 Carolina Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907.

Beaufort Citadel Club holds coaches night

The annual Beaufort Citadel Club Coaches night will be held on Tuesday, June 3 at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club at 30 Yacht Club Drive, Lady’s Island. The new Citadel Football Head Coach Mike Houston will be the guest speaker, along with members of his staff. Coach Houston ended 2013 with a school-record 13 wins and a trip to the Division II national championship game.. The social begins at 6 p.m., followed by a Lowcountry Boil served at 7 p.m. Dress is casual and cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple. RSVP to Chris Gibson at 843-5222020;

Beaufort Church of Christ holding revival

Mentoring group holds Young Men’s Conference

The Extra Mile Club (EMC) is a mentoring group in the Beaufort community. The club’s vision is to promote academics, leadership, discipline, selfesteem and sportsmanship in a safe, healthy and enjoyable environment while serving God and community. EMC invites young men (ages 7-21) to attend a Young Men’s Conference on Saturday, June 7, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dale, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend. The conference is intended to encourage, motivate and inspire young men to achieve greatness. Please RSVP by May 18 by calling Chris Dantzler at 843-812-3904 or Gaynelle Dantzler at 843-812-2056.

Habitat for Humanity holds High on the Hog

The third annual CBC National Bank High On The Hog BBQ Festival to benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity will be held the first weekend in June at the old Whitehall Plantation on Lady’s Island. Friday, June 6, from 6 to 10 p.m., will be “Everything Lowcountry” where teams cook their favorite dishes in the Lowcountry theme. The local band Deas Guys will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wristbands are $20, active military, $18. There will also be a VIP tent Friday night, sponsored by The Island News. Tickets are $50 per person and include seating under the tent, unlimited samples while they last, two drink tickets per person and a dessert. Saturday, June 7, is the barbecue competition and the South Carolina BBQ Association certified judges will start Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Gates open to the public 12 until 4 p.m. Broke Locals will entertain. Wristband price is $15, active military $14, kids under 12 free. Two-day ticket price is $30, active military $27. For more information, visit www. For more information on sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or build partnerships, call Habitat at 843-522-3500.

NAMI offers support for mental illnesses

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Beaufort County provides support and education for the mentally ill and their families countywide since 1991. Peer support groups that offer support for individuals with mental illness are offered every Monday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Palmetto Electric, Mathews Drive, on Hilton Head Island; every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Room 144, USCB Library in Bluffton; and the second Friday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Beaufort Medical Plaza, Room 350, Beaufort. Family Support groups for caregivers are available the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11 a.m., Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, Bluffton; the fourth Thursday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universal Church, Bluffton; and the third Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Lady’s Island. For more information, call 843-681-2200 or

The public is invited to the Beaufort Church of Christ, “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” for the Gospel Meeting and Revival, June 8 to 13. The theme is “A Pure Fountain But A Contaminated Stream” Proverbs 3:5-6. Guest speaker will be Brother Samuell Pounds, Minister from Winter Haven, Fla. Sunday, June 8 is Family & Friends Day, services are 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13, services will be 7:30 p.m. All services are held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC, 29906. For more information, email jg@ To include your event in the What To Do or call 843-524-4281 or section, please send all emails and inquiries to visit the island news | may 15-21, 2014 |



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community rejoices over return of american idol’s candice glover

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

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

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

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Call 843-522-7 820 for inform ing patients of the practice. ation or to sch edule.

We can help. Beaufort Memorial is pleased to announce the opening of Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists. With four board-certified physicians, the practice provides a full range of women’s health services, including comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care for patients at every stage of their lives.


Christopher Benson, MD An OB/GYN trained in da Vinci robot-assisted surgery and single-site laparoscopic procedures, Christopher Benson, MD, came to Beaufort Memorial earlier this spring after 17 years of practice as a partner with Rock Hill Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine on a military scholarship and completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center following a deployment to Iraq as squadron surgeon.

_______________________________________________________ Gregory Miller, MD A physician and partner with Rock Hill Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates for 18 years, Gregory Miller, MD, arrived at Beaufort Memorial this spring. He is trained in both da Vinci robot-assisted procedures and single-site laparoscopic surgery. He attended the Medical College of Virginia on academic and military scholarships, completed his internship and residency at the University of Florida and served three years at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.

_______________________________________________________ Berniece Redmond, MD After 17 years in practice in North Carolina, OB/GYN Berniece Redmond, MD, moved to the Lowcountry in January to help launch Beaufort Memorial’s new OB/GYN practice. After starting her career as a nurse, she graduated from East Carolina University School of Medicine, completed her residency at the university’s medical center and went on to open her own practice. Her interests include urogynecology, pelvic-floor problems and menopause.

_______________________________________________________ Claude Tolbert, MD In practice locally for 14 years, Claude Tolbert, MD, comes to Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists from Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health, where he was chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and a clinical preceptor for A.T. Still University. He received a medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and completed his training at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is trained in da Vinci robot-assisted surgery.

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL (843) 522-7820. Beaufort Medical Plaza, 989 Ribaut Road, Suite 210, BEAUFORT

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For more information about Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists and its physicians, visit

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