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Surf’s up,



Beaufortonians get all dressed up for Halloween. see page 10


Even though Hurricane Sandy was hundreds of miles off the coast of South Carolina earlier this week, the storm still managed to kick up surf conditions for local surfers. About a handful of surfers made their way to Hunting Island State Park last Saturday morning to take advantage of the high waves. Although the Lowcountry saw only high winds and waves, our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family up North who felt the full force of Sandy. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

On your mark, get set, go vote! Whether Democrat or Republican, exercise your right as an American and participate in the democratic process. Go to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, and vote for the next president of the United States in the General Election. To hear the views of those running for local positions, go to the free Candidates Forum tonight at TCL from 5-8 p.m., hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. For more politicalrelated content, see pages 2,3 and 17.


Actor Michael Weaver talks about ‘The Misanthrope.’ see page 12 INDEX

News 2-4 Business 5 Profile 8 Social 9-10 Sports 14-16 School 18-19 Lunch Bunch 24 Happy Wino 25 Wine 26 Games 27 Pets 28 Events 29 Directory 30 Classified 31

Battery Creek High School’s 2012 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned last Friday night. The king is Teyvon Jennette, the queen is Khadijah Badger. For more on the homecoming game, see page 14. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

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Meet the candidates

JAMES BECKERT I made the decision to offer myself for Beaufort County School Board District 4 because the current board was struggling with priorities, performance, and community creditability problems and I knew that I possessed the skill set to make a difference in these vital areas. As a businessman and retired army officer, I live by a cornerstone principle of being fair, honest and transparent. I lead by example, doing my own research to define the critical issues, involve stakeholders for input, measure quality characteristics to build thoughtful plans, analyze results, design improvements to optimize assets, verify results and keep targeted control of the process. I will actively work to create systemic change at the board and district level. Last May, when planning my run for elected office, my first priority was to learn all I could about what is happening in our classrooms. I registered as a substitute teacher available to all Beaufort area schools. As parents of two children in the Beaufort County public schools, my wife, Christy, and I want the best education for our children and what I found is that the teachers in our schools are dedicated professionals. Owning and managing a family business, I deal with the every day issues and demands of managing a business much like our teachers manage

By James Beckert

their classrooms. I have a 16 year proven business record of making sound, effective decisions, staying focused on critical issues and building results — skills that I will bring to the school board. Our sons are at Beaufort Elementary and Beaufort Middle schools; I understand what the district’s current classroom performance standards and priorities are. What I did not already know, I gleaned firsthand while substituting, leading a classroom of students, experiencing the success and difficulty our teachers face. That experience has given me insight and knowledge that you can get nowhere else. I also have a greater appreciation for what teachers do and go through each and every day. I see that we have the assets and personnel in place to produce a greater number of highly qualified, higher achieving career, college ready young citizens, but they need the school board and the district to lead, not obstruct; empower, not micro-manage. My goal is for the board to always place the child’s best interest at the center of any decision. The focus to reduce the dropout rate with a best practice program like Grad Nation is a good start. I have watched the district unsuccessfully deal with the root cause of high drop rates since I moved here 22 years ago, it’s time for a new strategy. Another

way we can better serve our children is expanding parent choice. Parent choice allows a better fit for children’s individual learning styles, more parent involvement and fewer achievement gaps — again, it’s time for a new strategy. With the focus still on the children’s best interest, getting our finances in order is the most important way we can tackle that goal. During a visit to our district, Superintendent Zais’ reported that approximately half of our “per student” allocation is spent in places other than the classroom. We have to change our priorities, putting more resources into successful classroom programs, teacher pay, special needs and exceptional learners. I have the business skills, insight and creativity to manage our funds appropriately during periods of growth and times of conserving. There are many important issues for our school board to address. I am ready to be part of that group and I will not shy away from tough decisions. I will always be fair, honest, and transparent to the public. I will bring a proven track record of sound business leadership; high personal character; consensus building and will always seek and listen to community input. In District 4, vote for me, James Beckert, School Board.

brian herRmann By Brian Herrmann

I declared my candidacy to represent District 4 on the Beaufort County Board of Education as the parent of a fourth grader at Port Royal Elementary School, a four-year member of the School Improvement Council (SIC), chairman of the school’s 100th anniversary celebration, resident of the Shell Point community, and professional planner working in our community. I am also involved in the Da Vinci Days Program at Beaufort Elementary, and as a coach for PALS and the YMCA. Each of these responsibilities affords me a variety of perspectives regarding the health and status of our school district. While the schools in District 4 are high performing, I believe our school system is only as strong as its weakest school. Therefore, I have forged a substantive platform that ensures equal opportunity for every child in every school. Our current administration has faced the unenviable task of establishing a cohesive district against the backdrop of federal mandates, increased testing, 20 million in budget cuts, and 1 million square feet of unplanned-for construction. Our entire district should be applauded for accomplishing this task while also raising PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) scores, the number of schools closing the achievement gap, state report card ratings, and the amount of college scholarships. However, we still have a long way to go! We must start by building upon existing “research based” strategies that have proven successful, including data use, 2

targeted student intervention, professional collaboration and development, and arts and science infused programs such as STEM. STEM is a nation-wide effort to dramatically improve education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Local CEO’s (from Boeing to Gulfstream) say STEM is critical to the economic prosperity of our region and nation; and more importantly, to preparing our students to compete. We must address societal issues that are external to our schools, but which negatively impact our ability to educate all students equally (poverty, health needs, unstructured time, disengaged students, family disconnect). The “Community Schools” approach does this. A “Community School” is both a place as well as a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources that ultimately leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. PRES has many characteristics of a “Community School”. The YMCA provides swimming and aftercare, a local church provides mentoring and food for students, and the Cyprus Wetlands provides opportunities for experiential learning. I believe our SIC’s can and should play an instrumental role in forging these relationships. I was excited to see that the plan for St. Helena Elementary will utilize this approach. Communication and outreach is also critical. Many students are raised in “non-traditional” homes that include single parents, divorced parents, and

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grandparents. Additionally, not all students learn in “traditional” ways, including many children with special needs or disabilities. While a “traditional” family or “traditional” approach to learning in no way ensures success, most studies agree that increased parental involvement does. The process must be easy and engaging for any parent that wants to be involved. Beaufort County and the school board should collaborate to address the planning of schools and local communities as integrated components rather than independent parts. This would allow both entities to share facilities, resulting in dramatic cost savings and reinforcing our schools as the centers of our communities. Examples of “shared public facilities” include school gyms that host county recreational activities, ball fields designed as community parks, auditoriums that serve as community theatres, and shared libraries. By promoting the construction of energy efficient “green schools” (new and existing), we can dramatically cut costs while positively impacting the health and productivity of daily users and the environment. Not only does the typical “green school” save nearly $100,000 a year in direct operating expenses (equivalent to 2 teachers, 2000 textbooks, or 200 computers), but they provide multiple opportunities for experiential learning. For more details about my background and platform, please check out my website, which a high school student helped to build.


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By Mike McFee, City Council member

It has truly been my honor over the last four years to represent my neighbors on The Beaufort City Council. When I originally decided to run, I felt I could contribute to council and give back to my hometown as the community had given so much to me. I have been dedicated to the ideal that through cooperation and collaboration, we can accomplish much. In supporting our civic master plan, we position the city to grow and become more sustainable and progressive. We live in a tremendous corner of the country where sweeping oaks and gracious mansions reflect our 300-year heritage. But deeper than that is the reality that this city of less than 13,000 has been slowly shrinking, with population reductions over the last two census periods.

Since I have been on council, I have made it my priority to play a big part in accomplishing the following: • Adoption of the Civic Master Plan to our 2009 Vision Comprehensive Plan, a necessary first step toward private sector investment and “city-build” redevelopment • Expansion of meeting formats to include two required monthly meetings and three work sessions, all open to the public and/or available online at • Celebration of our 300th Birthday in 2011 and with that milestone embraced realization that we must encourage and promote economic diversification of our economy and to that end, provided leadership for: • Acquisition of the Beaufort Commerce

GEORGE H. O’KELLEY, JR. Having been elected three times to Beaufort City Council, two full terms and to complete the late Gary Fordham’s last term, I feel I am qualified to continue serving and representing the good folks of Beaufort. It has been a privilege to represent you. I don’t view my constituency as stopping at the city limits. If you live on Lady’s Island or Burton, you have a stake in what the city is doing. After completing a tour of duty in Vietnam, my wife and I moved to Beaufort in 1970. We knew early on that we wanted to make Beaufort our home when I finished my active duty at MCRD Parris island. Our three sons were reared here. We are fortunate to have three wonderful daughters-in-law and six granddaughters. I am originally from Bishopville, S.C.,

and was graduated from The Citadel in 1965 and The University of South Carolina School of Law in 1968. During my 42 years as a Beaufortonian, I have served in many and varied capacities. Included are: Trustee of Historic Beaufort Foundation; Sertoma Club; Beaufort Citadel Club; organizer and chairman of the Viet Nam Veteran’s Memorial; Judicial Screening Committee; district chairman of the Boy Scouts; Cub Scout leader; Beaufort Academy Board of Directors; environmental chairman of the Task Force 2010; Beaufort Bar Association; church offices; and instructor at USCB. I served for 20 years as a Marine, active and reserves, and retired as a lieutenant colonel. Public service is important to me. My emphasis has, and always will be, the best

PETE PALMER Contested elections are the bedrock of an effective democracy, which is one of the core reasons that I filed to run for Beaufort City Council. There were two incumbents running for two seats. Now there is a third. Another motivation is that, while the sitting members of council honestly believe that their actions and plans are transparent, those who have tried to follow city plans get lost in a muddle of the consultants (The Lawrence Group), the Office of Civic Investment, and the Redevelopment Commission. (The City’s Planning Office seems to have been left out of planning.) Who is doing what is almost impossible to figure out — at least from the outside.

Park to provide a conduit for Economic Development diversity • Support teams that established 60 four-year partial scholarships to Historic Arts Campus at USCB, a vital partner and resident in our historic district and core downtown • Receipt of Certified Annual Financial Reporting Award for third straight year, for maintaining excellence in accounting practices and fiscal responsibility • The award of $25,000,000 in grants for capital improvements in the city with no additional expense to the taxpayers I feel I bring a fresh, innovative business approach and ethic to the council. I have spent my entire professional career in this community, and feel I understand the needs and obstacles in our city. As a former

alumni of both Mossy Oaks and Beaufort Elementary and a graduate of Beaufort High, I know my hometown and its people. I pride myself in being receptive and attentive to the needs of all residents. During my first term, I supported transparent and fiscally responsible government, while encouraging staff to think progressively while implementing elements of our Comprehensive Plan Vision 2009. I believe in knowing the heritage of our city, we position ourselves to protect the historic and cultural assets that are so important to the diversity of our home, while recognizing the need to move forward and embrace small business development and enhancement. Beaufort is a vibrant and exciting community and can be even more so for us all in the future. Mike McFee for City Council.

By George H. O’Kelley, Jr., City Council member for the people of Beaufort. This means being a good steward of our resources and finances. Our natural resources help to define what makes Beaufort such a special place and my record shows I have always voted and acted to preserve these. Some of the projects and ordinances I have initiated include: the smoking ban in restaurants; the anti-revving ordinance; the ban on the use of hand-held texting devices; curb side garbage pick-up; and, the new City Hall and Police buildings. (Badly needed as the city was renting offices and departments were fragmented all over town.) I have been lucky to work on, with others, the matters that will shape our community for many years to come. But I always go back to the main theme and that is service and doing what is best

for our area and our people. Challenges will face us in the next four years. Things such as security for Bay Street and downtown. The master plan and redevelopment matters. The form-based code (which is starting to be reviewed by a diverse and well-qualified citizen’s committee. The mayor was kind enough to include me in that group.) Other matter include: Boundary Street development; the Commerce Park; keeping downtown vibrant; parking. I am not afraid of hard work. I welcome the opportunity to serve you. I intend to strive to keep us moving in the right direction forward, while preserving our historic treasurers. I hope you will allow me to continue serving and give me your vote on election day. Thank you.

By Pete Palmer, City Council candidate

I believe that: • The 19 neighborhoods that comprise the City of Beaufort are not being heard — or if heard, are frequently told that it’s too late. • The city is not small business friendly. Indeed, the city is competing with small business in at least one instance — the purchase ($1.8 million) of a fragmented industrial park. (There already are privately owned industrial parks here in Beaufort.) • The city website is less than perfect, even for those who actively follow it. The agendas for council and their committees are meaningful only for those already in the know. “Discussion regarding Depot and Hay Street” does not convey much. • We can do better, but are unlikely to

do so without some change in council’s make up. My wife, Susan, and I moved to Beaufort 13 years ago. I have been active in the YMCA; Historic Beaufort Foundation; Northwest Quadrant Study Group; the Beaufort River Swim, which funds YMCA learn-to-swim programs; and Masters Swimming. After traveling the world over in the C.I.A., we are here to stay and help keep Beaufort special and business friendly. I created and operated two successful businesses after retiring from the C.I.A. I know that small business is the core of success in a small town and economic development starts from within. Important decisions are being made on

transportation issues such as: Boundary Street project and Ribaut Road project; about neighborhood planning; about totally changing the zoning codes; about the purchase of an Industrial Park; about contracting with outside consultants for almost $2 million dollars; about altering the context of our National Historic Landmark District, which is a gem in this nation and the state! Summing up, I am running for City Council to: • Be fiscally accountable; • Protect our neighborhoods; • Look for ways to support the growth of locally owned businesses; • Listen to citizens (you) and communicate pertinent issues.

letter to the editor: vote no on the ‘change of form of government’ option Vote “NO” on the “Change Of Form Of Government” in Beaufort County on November 6. This change would replace elected county treasurer and auditor with employees selected by the county administrator and council. These positions should be kept independent of other county functions. This change is a power grab by county council and administrator. Council justifies the change because of an employee defalcation

under a former treasurer’s poor controls. Indications are the new treasurer has cured these deficiencies. The County Council has little room to criticize. After ignoring a citizens advisory committee recommendations from 2001 to 2004, the outside auditors for county cited poor internal control in a 2008 report. County administration provides no decent financial transparency; hence, major over-spending problems are not visible to

citizens. Council must clean up their own house — not take on new responsibility. The primary function of council must be establishing policies and ensuring they are followed. For example, look at the lack of enforcement of the business license tax ordinance for years. This writer believes council has too many micro-managing committee meetings. Many administration employees must attend these meetings

instead of performing their job. Council has authorized each of 11 members to be paid $40 per meeting for up to 144 meetings a year — almost three per week. This $5,760 maximum meeting stipend is in addition to member salaries of $11,038 and $14,349 for chairman. Would council need 50 or 60 more meetings if voters approve the change? Vote “NO” on government form change! Jim Bequette, retired CPA, Lady’s Island

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SC Department of Revenue responds to cyber attack The S.C. Department of Revenue recently announced that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack. Of the credit cards, the vast majority are protected by strong encryption deemed sufficient under the demanding credit card industry standards to protect the data and cardholders. Approximately 16,000 are unencrypted. To protect taxpayers, the state will provide those affected with one year of credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Officials emphasized that no public funds were accessed or put at risk. “On October 10, the S.C. Division of Information Technology informed the S.C. Department of Revenue of a potential cyber attack involving the personal information of taxpayers,” said DOR Director James Etter. “We worked with them throughout that day to determine what may have happened and what steps to take to address the situation. We also immediately began consultations with state and federal law enforcement agencies and briefed the governor’s office.” Upon the recommendation of law enforcement officials, DOR contracted Mandiant, one of the world’s top

information security companies, to assist in the investigation, help secure the system, install new equipment and software and institute tighter controls on access. “The number of records breached requires an unprecedented, largescale response by the Department of Revenue, the State of South Carolina and all our citizens,” said Governor Nikki Haley. “We are taking immediate steps to protect the taxpayers of South Carolina, including providing one year of credit monitoring and identity protection to those affected.” Anyone who has filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 is urged to visit or call 1- 866-578-5422 to determine if their information is affected. If so, the taxpayer can immediately enroll in one year of identity protection service provided by Experian. Experian’s ProtectMyID™ Alert is designed to detect, protect and resolve potential identity theft, and includes daily monitoring of all three credit bureaus. The alerts and daily monitoring services are provided for one year, and consumers will continue to have access to fraud resolution agents and services beyond the first year.

In appreciation of those whose time and effort made the Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens a resounding success! Historic Preservation in Beaufort is alive and well; thank you to all! Michael Rainey Nancy Law Heather and Sam Vail Sally Pringle Nina and Bill Bass Martha and John Young Fran and Chuck Symes Frances and Milton Parker Deanna Whitfield The Baldwin family Peggy and Ed Simmer Cathy and Beekman Webb Geddes Dowling & Elizabeth Enloe Jessica Loring & Larry Rasmussen Sally and Perry Harvey Edie Smith and Gene Rugala Sharon and John Dwyer Ty and Marc Reichel Jane and Michael Frederick University of South Carolina, Beaufort Chef Gary and Donna Lang of Breakwater Restaurant

Chef Laura and Riccardo Bonino of Griffin Market Chef Josh Castillo of Plums Chef Sherri Whitmire, Personal Chef Chef Lauren and Jeff Tillapaugh of Sweetgrass Restaurant Shirley Smith Marilyn Pontious Cecile Dorr of the Beaufort Council of Garden Clubs Beaufort Garden Club Camellia Garden Club Dataw Island Club Lady’s Island Garden Club Palmetto Garden Club Royal Pines Garden Club Sea Island Garden Club The Spirit of Old Beaufort and also to... The many wonderful docents who staffed the homes and welcomed our visitors


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Beaufort’s ProSlab awarded SC environmental certification

Every time it rains, pollutants such as oil, gas and lubricants from cars and trucks wash off local parking lots and into the Lowcountry’s sandy soil, potentially damaging the pristine waters that grow our shrimp, fish and crabs. ProSlab, located in Beaufort, has a solution that saves money and can save water quality: Concrete that lets water flow through, called pervious concrete. Recently, employees at Beaufort’s ProSlab concrete firm were awarded South Carolina’s first and only “Certified Installers of Pervious Concrete” products, that allow rain and stormwater to filter through, an environmentallypreferred method of paving. “Being South Carolina’s only certified installers for pervious concrete is a huge deal, especially as more and more communities set stricter requirements on stormwater runoff and retention ponds. Using pervious concrete significantly reduces the size, expense, and maintenance of unsightly retention ponds, and, it’s great for the environment,” said ProSlab President Trey Ambrose. Earning the “Installer Certification” at ProSlab in September were Josh Cruze, Ty Osborne, Eric Skipper, Dallas Cruze, Lee Smith and Trey Ambrose. The newly built Beaufort County library on St. Helena Island uses pervious concrete installed by ProSlab, reducing the need for large retention ponds to hold the stormwater drainage. The pervious concrete looks a bit like Rice Krispy Treats — a fluffier, airier type of concrete that allows water to filter through it to a layer of stone and fabric that help remove pollution. “As designers, we are pleased to see a wider acceptance of pervious concrete pavement solutions by our clients,” said Cherie Liollio of Charleston, an architect with LEEDs certification for environmentally-friendly practices. “Although the ecological benefits of pervious pavements (in reducing stormwater run-off ) offers an obvious primary consideration for its use, we find that the aesthetic benefits of the material are equally as compelling,” Liollio said.

business briefs 2012 county tax bills to be available online

Starting Friday, Nov. 2, real estate and personal property 2012 Tax Bills (excluding motor vehicles) for Beaufort County owners will appear online at Those same tax bills will then be mailed out and will arrive November 8 or later. Residents can pay for those bills received online at, or at any of the Treasurer’s Office locations by cash, check or credit card. In addition to those locations, residents can also pay in person at select BB&T bank branches.

Local food business featured on CNBC Trey Ambrose and Josh Cruze of ProSlab, Inc. demonstrate how water filters through at the parking lot of the new St. Helena Library.

Recent projects by her team include Beaufort City Hall and Municipal Complex and the Edisto Beach State Park Interpretive Center. ProSlab is completing work pouring concrete foundations for the Initial F-35B Joint Strike Fighter hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. ProSlab recently completed the pervious concrete installation for the parking lot at St. Helena Island’s new county library. The Beaufort-based company currently employs 35 people and has been in business since 1995. “In our coastal area, where land costs are high and where we have high standards for protecting our waterways, pervious concrete is an outstanding product for builders and developers,” Ambrose said. “Our product allows rainwater to filter through more naturally, rather than running off directly into a retention pond or waterways. That saves money and keeps the Lowcountry clean.” Other local projects by ProSlab that utilized pervious concrete include Beaufort Elementary School, Leroy Brown Center on St. Helena Island, Port Royal Apartments and Modern Classic Motors in Bluffton. In North Carolina, all commercial parking lots must include a minimum

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One of Beaufort’s own small businesses, Sea Islands Local Outlet (SILO), was recently featured in a nationally syndicated article on CNBC. The article, titled “As Americans Rush to Fresh Food, Supermarket Chains Follow,” highlights several national big-box stores attempting to capitalize on the growing market for local foods, but it suggests grass roots businesses like Beaufort’s SILO and San Francisco’s Good Eggs Inc. may be a step ahead of them in bringing local food to consumers. The main difference between the big and small models is the community-building component of SILO and Good Eggs. SILO opened its Beaufort’s shop front in the Habersham Marketplace in July 2011 and offers a membership program, similar to a co-op, that allows members to place weekly orders directly from local farmers and food producers via the business’ website. The community building components include tactical experiences including cheese making classes, cooking demonstrations, meet and greets with farmers, and other events at the shop that aim to educate the public about where their food comes from. Sea Islands Local Outlet is located at 7A Market in the Habersham Marketplace. For more information, visit

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Expect the unexpected when you least expect it By Martha O’Regan

Even when you don’t even realize you are searching for answers to life’s tough questions, sometimes answers appear in strange yet magical ways and wake you up. I have come to believe we all have an opportunity to “awaken” to our purpose on the planet, yet too often life is so busy and noisy that we either miss the signs or misinterpret the messages. Back in the day, not too very long ago, when I believed that I was “in charge” of my life and that if I wanted something done, I had to do it myself, I put expectations on someone who didn’t come through for me on “my” time, ultimately slowing down “my” progress. My immediate reaction was anger along with a few words about incompetency and “ruining everything” I was working towards! It was on a Friday and nothing I could do to “fix” it, so I went home to take out my frustrations on some weeds. After calming down, I went inside to check my business voicemail. A message had come in about the time of my “upset” that ultimately woke me up and

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continues to direct my life today. A very robust female voice repeated, “Clean House, Help Others, Trust God” three times then hung up. The first was as a statement, the second with a no kidding tone to it, and the third was with the most joyful laughter I could ever imagine at the time. There was no caller ID or info from *69. I listened to it several times but because I was living in my “I make things happen” mentality, I wrote it off as an advertisement of some sort. As I shared the story with friends, I was surprised that no one else had received the same message. As days went

on, I began to contemplate the meaning of this strange communication, settling on the literal interpretation because at the time, we were trying to get our home on the market, I was beginning a professional organizing business as an adjunct to my muscle therapy business, and seldom going to church ... it made sense, I guess. Ten years later, I continue to apply my “phone call from God” to every aspect of my life including physical, spiritual, financial, political, environmental, emotional and bio-chemical, continuing to find ways to simplify all areas (clean house), discovering ways to be in service (help others), trusting that there is a Divine plan unfolding (trust God), and realizing that I am not in charge after all — who knew? Despite the great comfort and sometimes frustration in its simplicity, I have come to believe this message was not intended just for me but to be shared for others’ consideration. This timeless statement can be interpreted literally and/or figuratively, depending on your personal circumstances as you move

towards slowing down, taking care of your mind and body, while discovering your higher purpose in life. As a culture, it is apparent we are going through a time of “cleaning house” — some due to external circumstances beyond our control and some by conscious choice. Either way, we’re discovering that it feels better to release the attachments and all the associated “gunk” than the pressure of trying to hold on to it. It also appears we are becoming more compassionate, seeking ways to support efforts to be of service to those under-served in our community and beyond — not just through money but through “hands on” labors of love. And, regardless of specific affiliations with a church community, there is a sense that more folks are seeking comfort in a Higher Power to show them the way through both good and difficult times, uniting us more deeply. So, it is with great joy that I share my “phone call from God” with hope that it serves a purpose for someone else. Live Well ... Have Fun!

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

By Lanier Laney


caught up with Melissa Beere, President of the Exchange Club of Beaufort, right in the middle of one of their biggest fundraisers of the year — the annual Ghost Tours in October that raise money for the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), a local nonprofit that offers many community and school-based education outreach programs focused on child abuse prevention and intervention. The Exchange Club has been fundraising for CAPA since it was founded. Says Melissa, “We have supported child abuse prevention in Beaufort to our greatest capacity. We have raised over $600,000 with our auction, ‘An Evening of Hope for the Children’ and over $250,000 with our Ghost Tours, and between the many other small fundraisers throughout the year, we estimate we are very close to having donated a million dollars to CAPA since our beginning in 1987.” A mighty amount considering the current membership is only a little more than 30 people. The club was founded in 1911 in Detroit by business leaders who wanted to “exchange” ideas on making their community better. Its core values — family, community and country — are held by each Exchange member with pride and commitment. For more than 100 years, Exchange Club volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and of local communities, making it the country’s oldest American service organization operating exclusively in this country. Says Melissa, “We try to change the world daily with our actions.” They do that by “working to make our community a better place to live, through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth activities and national projects,” adds Melissa. By Americanism


if you go The 25th Annual “An Evening of Hope” to benefit CAPA and the children of Beaufort will be held Saturday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at The Shed in Port Royal. For more information, go to

they mean promoting pride in country, respect for the flag and appreciation of our American freedoms. The group puts up close to 50 U.S. flags for events like Independence Day and Military Appreciation Day. The Exchange Club of Beaufort also honors a “Youth of the Month” each month that school is in session. And at the end of the year, the honorees are asked to submit an essay for a possible scholarship and advancement to the Exchange Club’s national awards. They also honor a firefighter, law enforcement and first responder annually. I asked Melissa if she would like to share any funny stories from the group and she told this: “Last year we had one of our regular Thursday get togethers at Southside Park. We had gotten permission to have a fire pit (with an extinguisher on hand) and to be there, but five police cars showed up to check out a ‘bon fire with a large group of rowdy partiers’ reported by a concerned citizen. No arrests, but a lot of laughs. We’re a pretty low-key group, but tons of fun!” Membership in the group has brought Melissa and others some surprising benefits. “You join and soon after you’ve begun working as a volunteer with the group, you feel a sense of belonging, a sense of attachment. I think that feeling extends far beyond the group of members; it reaches into our community and brings you closer,” she said.“I’ve built friendships, many that I know will be life

long. And we have made a difference in our future and hopefully that of several generations.” Regarding membership, it’s a diverse group of women and men of all ages and backgrounds that meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at noon for lunch in the back meeting room of the Golden Corral. Says Melissa, “We have speakers that talk about topics ranging from hurricanes to horticulture, social issues, nature, etc. Anyone interested can come through the front doors, grab lunch and join us in the back meeting room. All are welcome!” If you decide to join, there is a membership fee of $25 and quarterly dues of $80 for which you receive two lunches at Golden Corral monthly and your national dues are paid. What do you get in return? “The potential for memories for a lifetime, while helping the children of Beaufort County, thus, our future!” exclaimed Melissa. The club’s biggest fundraiser, “An Evening of Hope” to benefit CAPA, is coming up in two weeks on Saturday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at The Shed in Port Royal, so save the date. “We have an incredible silent auction with many items from throughout Beaufort and surrounding areas,” said Melissa. As far as the future of the Exchange Club is concerned, she says, “We want to grow, gain new members, have bigger auctions, and raise more money for CAPA and other organizations in our community.” Any final words for our readers? “Yes,” says Melissa, “we’d love to have you be a part of our organization.” To that end, attend a lunch meeting, give Melissa Beere a call at 263-0866 or check out their website: www.


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We try to change the world daily with our actions ... through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth activities and national projects. Melissa Beere, president of the Exchange Club of Beaufort

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lowcountry social diary Showcasing the most happening events, people and gatherings Beaufort has to offer.

Just a ‘normal’ night out for Beaufortonians


nly in Beaufort did I first run into the term “pre-drink party” where you meet up with friends to “get the party started” sometimes hours before the actual event, especially if the latter starts at 7:30 or 8 p.m. Here in Beaufort, they’ve even taken it a step further by holding pre-pre-drink party meet ups, as happened the other night before the Lowcountry School of Performing Arts Fundraiser at Deanna Kraszewski’s studio on Carteret Street. The “pre-pre-party” started hours earlier with various groups meeting up first at either someone’s house or Breakwater, then migrating on to Matt and Laura McAlhaney’s “official” Pre-drink Party at City Java, then coming together for the main event. The studio was beautifully decorated by Katie Huber with Heather Richards in a performance art tableau over the bar as vintage-costumed attendees watched the talented dancers. Post-drink parties continued afterward at Lowcountry Produce, then back to Breakwater. That’s “normal” for how it’s done here in the Lowcountry, for all you newcomers!

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Any month with an “R” in it means it’s oyster season in the South Carolina Lowcountry, so pull out your favorite shucking knife and dive into some of the best oysters harvested in America from our pristine local waters. Here is an insider’s list of the three biggest oyster roast fundraisers in November: • Rotary Club of The Lowcountry presents its 16th Annual Family Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 3, at 6 p.m. at Live Oaks Park in Port Royal. There will be silent and live auction, Music, Hot Dogs, Chili, Beer, Wine and Door Prizes plus all the oysters you can eat! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate, children under 10 are free. Call Jeff Althoff at 8122921 or Charlotte Gonzales at 575-2366 for tickets. • The South Coast Oyster Roast will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at beautiful historic Marshlands Plantation on the water in the historic district, 501 Pinckney Street, Beaufort. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased by November 2. For more information, contact Wendy Wilson at wendywilson@ or 843-986-0532. • The Zonta Club of Beaufort Annual Oyster Roast will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at Live Oaks Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Along with oysters and beer there will be hot dogs, chili, soft drinks and desserts. Fun for the whole family! Tickets $25. Children under 12 are free. All proceeds will go toward scholarships for Beaufort women and local community projects. • Plus: “Free Oyster Fridays” will be held every Friday afternoon at Plums Restaurant where local oysters at the oyster bar are free from 5 to 7 p.m. through February.

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Kim and Rich Steinbruck hosted a fun Halloween party downtown for grownups that included “sausage eyeballs,” pumpkin Whoopie pies and Skull vodka. Says Kim,” You know your guests are having fun with costumes when they enter your home and you spend the first few minutes wondering who they heck they are.” To me, that’s what Halloween is all about — good friends and good times — just a time to step outside yourself for a night and have fun! Here are some pics for you:

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organ concert series continues Andrew Hayler returns to the Parish Church of St. Helena on Friday, Nov. 2 to perform the third performance in the fall series of Friday Organ Concerts at Noon held at the Beaufort church. The fall series featured four former organists/ music directors of St. Helena’s over the past 20 years. The church is concluding its celebration of its tricentennial year (1712-2012). Born and raised in Nottingham, Andrew England, Hayler Hayler was also the organ scholar at the Church of Our Savior, Rock Hill; associate minister of music at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, Mo.; and organ scholar, Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, WI. He graduated from Seminary in 2001 and served at Grace Church in Charleston. In 2007, he was commissioned as a Navy Chaplain and he currently serves as Deputy Command Chaplain, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla. These 45-minute concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Pat Gould, the music director at the church, at or 843-522-1712 or visit


World renowned artists join Edward Arron The University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series will open its 34th season on Sunday, Nov. 4. The season will include five early Sunday evening concerts from November through April at the USCB Performing Arts Center. Artistic Director and cellist Edward Arron will welcome new and returning talents for musical programs that will ensure the series’ continued reputation as one of the most distinguished musical offerings in the area. This season offers great variety of composers, including exquisitely crafted classical period masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. Moving and colorful pieces by Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Stravinsky will energize audiences. And more contemporary composers such as Schnittke, Arvo Part, Bunch, Bolcom, and Chen Yi will introduce new compositions to the series’ history and to many in the audience. Performing these masterpieces will be internationally acclaimed artists who come to the Performing Arts Center from major concert halls around the world, some returning and some debuting. Great favorites with the Lowcountry audience, violinists Jesse Mills and Jennifer Frautschi, violist Aaron Boyd and pianists Jeremy Denk and Jeewon Park will be CarolinaAir KidAd 2 returning. 9/27/12 The 4:15

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only wind player to win the Grand Prize at the WAMSO Young Artist Competition, flutist Conor Nelson will make his Beaufort debut in the opening concert on November 4. Pianist Phillip Bush, who joined the University of South Carolina School of Music faculty this fall, will debut at the December program. Another highlight of this year’s performances will be the opportunity to hear string instruments made by1 some of the world’s finest PM Page

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5 p.m. Complete program information is available at www.uscb.e/festivalseries. Subscriptions and individual tickets can be ordered through Staci Breton at 843208-8246 or This year the Friends of the Festival will be holding three receptions with the visiting musicians for Friends at various levels of giving. From its founding in 1979 by USCB Professor Mary Whisonant, the Festival Series has presented many internationally renowned artists. For several of the early years, performances were held at area banks and churches. In 1983 with the growth of membership and the opening of the USCB Center for the Arts, the venue was moved to the center. After Professor Whisonant’s retirement, Beaufortonian Harriet Keyserling prevailed upon Mr. Wadsworth to assume directorship and bring to Beaufort the chamber music riches he had unearthed for New York’s Lincoln Center and Charleston’s Spoleto. The quality of the music and the talents of the artists have surprised and delighted audiences throughout the Whisonant and Wadsworth tenures and have continued to do so under the leadership of Edward Arron, the 20122013 Series Artistic Director and Host.

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Photos by Bob Sofaly TOP LEFT: Battery Creek High School quarterback Raekwon Small, right, scrambles past the Academic Magnet defense last Friday night. The Dolphins won the game 3528 for their thirds straight victory. TOP RIGHT: Battery Creek’s Andrew Woodley, left, stops the Academic Magnet ball carrier during the first half last Friday night at Dolphin Field. MIDDLE: Battery Creek High School’s Yuneek Crittendon powers his way through the defense last Friday. The Dolphins beat Academic Magnet, 35-28.

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Battery Creek High School’s Yuneek Crittendon, left, gains extra yards against Academic Magnet last Friday to help the Dolphins get their third straight win.

The Battery Creek marching band donned pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Even the percussion team had pink bandanas draped over their drums.

BEAUFORT HIGH CROSS COUNTRY Beaufort High School Boys and Girls Cross Country competed at John’s Island at the Lowcountry Invitational on Saturday, October 13. Photos by Todd Stowe.

• Freshman Tyrone Dilbert (#9) was chosen as the Battery Creek special teams’ player of the week for his outstanding performance in the Dolphins’ thrilling 35-28 comeback win against Academic Magnet. Tyrone made several key tackles as a member of the kickoff team that prevented the Raptors from Tyrone Dilbert returning kickoffs for a touchdown. Tyrone was also the leading rusher and scorer on the Dolphins’ junior varsity team and helped lead them to a 6-2 season. He scored his first varsity touchdown against Burke High School. • Senior Jeremiah Alston (#27) was chosen as the team’s defensive player of the week for the Dolphin’s win over Academic Magnet. Jeremiah, who was coming off of a serious hip bruise, plays both inside as a nose guard and outside as an outside linebacker for the Jeremiah Alston Dolphins recorded 5 tackles and forced the Raptors to run away from him all night. Jeremiah also plays on the kickoff team. This is the second time this season he has been recognized at the team’s defensive player of the week. • Sophomore Andrew Woodley (#35) was recognized by the Dolphin coaching staff for his outstanding hustle in the Battery Creek 35-28 win over Academic Magnet, which secured the third place in the Andrew Woodley conference and a home playoff game for the Dolphins. Andrew, who was the starting safety and running back on the Dolphins’ junior varsity team, was forced in a starting role on the varsity after injuries sidelined the varsity starters. Andrew embraced the role and has been playing at a high level for two weeks now. He has made several key pass break ups as well as tackles for loss. Battery Creek High School plays Waccamaw this coming Friday in the first home playoff game for Battery Creek since 2002. Go Dolphins!

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Sophomore Madison Maddox finished first for the girls team. She finished 35th with a time of 21:14.

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• Are you eligible to vote? • Where do you vote? • What is on your ballot? Find the answers to these questions and  more on line at Beaufort’s Citadel Bulldogs, a baseball team from the Hilton Head Baseball Association’s Fall League, donned pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team is made up of 12 to 14-year-old boys and includes the following members: Alex Angus, William Beere, Connor Clancy, Bryan Dadson, Logan Fitzgerald, Tyler Hofmann, Jaco Niemand, Aaron Peterson, Jake Squires, Tommy Taylor, Kyle Torrey, Patrick Walker and Rome Wallace. Head coach is Patrick Fitzgerald, assistant coach is Larry Hofmann.

SOCCER TEAM SCORES The Beaufort soccer team FC Barcelona U10 left champions on Sunday, October 14, after winning the final game 4-2 against Hurricane team Hardeeville. The FC Barcelona team members are Alex Hernandez, William Diaz, Sonny Quintanilla, Richard Gallardo, Jason Hernandez, Jesus Morales, Nicholas Morles, Juan Zuniga, Brandon Nugara, Esaul Cadena, Phillip Robinson and Brittain Gottlieb, with Coach Odin Hernandez.

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sports ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Beaufort Academy Senior Hope Keane was recently named All-Region Tennis and All-Region Player of the Year. The school’s tennis coach, Larry Scheper, was also recognized as Region Co-Coach of the Year. Congrats to Hope and her team!

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Come Election Day, who will be First in Fashion? By Laura Trask

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— started a retail movement so strong that it continues to this day. The pill box In a few short days, we will be focused hat might be hard to pull off at girls’ night on the election and who will be leading obviously was in surprised to find that the first lady of out, but we are still wearing Capri style our country for the next four years. After the beginning. overspending was Mary Todd Lincoln. pants and sheath dresses. Her influence the long campaign trail has come to an end Not far Mrs. Lincoln would take a private rail car was enormous and has proven timeless. and the votes are all counted and decision behind Martha to New York and go on shopping sprees Nancy Reagan brought her Hollywood 2012 is made, we can retreat to our nonWa s h i n g t o n with unlimited credit given to her by the style to the White House and was ready to partisan corners, sit back and relax and was Dolley department store. This was reign! Nancy had that 80’s focus on something a bit more entertaining Madison who in very bad taste considering glammed up thing going on ... like what and who the first lady (new or Dolley Madison by all accounts the Civil War was going on — lots of ruffles. She loved incumbent) will be wearing. Not just that was the first fashionista of the White and her countrymen were to party, throwing 55 state one Cinderella moment, at the inaugural ball, House. Dolley, who started out as the dying on battlefields in record dinners, each requiring its but what her fashion identity will be and the ������������������������������ official White House hostess for Thomas numbers. Her shopping own designer gown (and impact that she will have. It’s clear that past Jefferson, dressed in smart Empire-waisted did not go unreported and being a former actress, she first ladies have always had a strong influence dresses which gave way to lots of cleavage. caused her husband great was always camera ready: hair on how women of this country have dressed. This style oddly enough was a throw back embarrassment. By her and makeup, check!) Nancy So looking back on the past 223 years, to the monarchy, which seems in direct own admission, Mary spent will always be associated with just when and with whom did this fashion conflict with Martha’ s agenda. But the $27,000 when Abe’ s annual the color red, I believe there and the first lady affair begin? Who were is even a shade named in her the standouts and the who were the forget- monarchy was still a symbol of legitimate salary was only $25,000. And power and Dolley knew that dressing as just like anything we do to honor. abouts? Of course, every first lady has the monarchy did gave the country the excess, there are consequences By the time Michelle brought her own sense of style to the White confidence that we would hold as a nation, to pay, and sadly Mary got Obama came on the scene House, some having more of an impact on which was exactly what the public wanted hers when her husband as first lady, fashion had fashion and quite often on politics than Jackie Kennedy in her and needed at the time. Dolley also was died and she was left with been on a bit of a hiatus. inaugural ball gown. others, whether they were aware of it at the known for wearing turbans embellished severe debt. She hosted the Michelle brought it back time or not. with birds of paradise feathers, proving “Mrs. Lincoln’ s Second-Hand Clothing with her youthful, feminine touches. Starting with the first First Lady she had her own trailblazing style. She was Sale”, which was a flop. Lesson learned: No matter who wins on Tuesday, the Martha Washington, who showed her so beloved that she would become a very beware the retail therapy! world will be watching to see who and patriotic American pride from the get-go First lady fashion-watching became a what she will be wearing, and what new wearing “homespun” clothing instead of tough act for the next first ladies to follow! In a group of 46 power-packing women, national pastime with Jackie Kennedy and trends she might set ... but history will British designers, which, considering we there is bound to be one who gets a bit the advent of color television. Her fresh, decide whether she is a standout or a had just won the Revolutionary War, was carried away with her shopping privileges, uncluttered elegance — which she drew forget-about! simply not an option. She became the first to champion the cause “Wear American,” or putting it in today’s psychological from French designer Givenchy and then is a shopaholic!! I was had copied by American designer Cassini XO ����������������������������������������������� a concept that is as important today as it vernacular,



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Foundation surprises teachers with grants Twenty Beaufort County public school teachers were surprised today by news that they had won innovative teacher grants from the Foundation for Educational Excellence, a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Foundation members visited teachers’ classrooms to deliver the news in person. The 20 grants announced ranged from $200 to $500 and totaled $8,000. Funded projects ranged from reading intervention software to sophisticated calculators. “It’s wonderful to see teachers recognized this way,” said Grants Committee Chair Louise Lewis. “But students are the big winners because of the academic benefits they get from innovative classroom projects.”

The Foundation for Educational Excellence Fund was established in 2007 and the first grants awarded in 2009. The primary function of the foundation, chaired by Peggy May of Hilton Head Island, is to raise funds for teacher grants that spur innovation. “It’s difficult for teachers to fund these sorts of classroom projects because of tight budgets,” May said. “The foundation can play an important role in supporting teacher creativity by helping them to bring their instructional ideas to life.” Winners in the foundation’s 2012 fall grant cycle: Recipients of the inaugural Dr. Valerie Truesdale Innovative Teacher Grant: • Julie Fletcher, Okatie Elementary, Grades K-2 ($488.62): Purchase 12

“six-packs” of Guided Reading books • Kelly Pulaski, Coosa Elementary, Grade 2 ($382.44): Purchase Whisper Phones and Whisper Phone duets, a set of books that correlate with the Common Core Language Standards. Recipients of Innovative Teacher Grants: • Marianne Blake, Janet Rutland & Daffney Bing, St. Helena Elementary, Grade 4 ($491.59) • Melanie Blanton, Robert Smalls Middle, Grades 5-8 ($478) • Peggy Copley, Beaufort Elementary, Grade Pre-K Music ($489.02) • John Cullinen, Battery Creek High, Grades 9-12 ($473.21) • Deborah Duncan, Academy for Career Excellence, Grades 9-12 ($500)

• Lynda Jernigan & Renee Glover, Coosa Elementary, Grades K-5 ($454.41) • Julie LaGrone, Beaufort Elementary, Grades 4-5 ($200) • Cindy Landa and Nancy Norris, Coosa Elementary, Grades K-4 ($400) • Kathryn Madden, Whale Branch Middle, Grades 5-8 ($500) The foundation solicits individual and business donors and also holds a major fundraiser each spring that features silent and live auctions of items donated by individuals and businesses. The 2013 fundraiser is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Tickets will go on sale in February on the Foundation’s website at

school notes BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Thursday, Nov. 1: A rep from Sewanee, University of the South, will be on campus, 3 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 1: College Financial Aid meeting for parents of 11th & 12th graders, 6 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 3: High school Fall Ball, 8 p.m.-midnight. • Monday, Nov. 5: Military Appreciation Music Program in honor of Veterans Day. Grades PK – sixth performing at 2 p.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 7: SCISA Upper School Regional Academic Quiz Bowl. • Save the Date, Thursday, Nov. 8: Parents Association Meeting, 3:30 p.m. CLEMSON Local residents have enrolled at Clemson University for the fall semester. • Jameel Mahmoud Abbess IV of Beaufort is majoring in Mathematical Science. • Khushboo Rajiv Arora of Beaufort is majoring in Biological Sciences. • Katie Lynne Bickle of Beaufort is majoring in General Engineering. • Hannah Marie Durbin of Beaufort is majoring in Architecture, Arts and Humanities. • Jessica Lee Holbrook of Beaufort is majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. • Guy Maximilian Kemmann of Beaufort is majoring in General Engineering. • August Mcraney Lehnert of Beaufort is majoring in Architecture. • Savannah Lamar Lehnert of Beaufort is majoring in Environmental and Natural Resources. • Imani Simone Miller of Beaufort is majoring in Microbiology. • Katherine Marie Neal of Beaufort is majoring in Animal and Veterinary Science. • John Joseph Rosemeyer Jr. of Beaufort is majoring in General Engineering. • Alan Edward Shacklett II of Beaufort is majoring in Communication Studies. • Taylor Matthew Simonsen of or Mike Freeman, Chairman
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Eighth graders Hope Gray, Gavin Palmer, Wil Turner, Ashley Taylor, Quinten Paton-Melland, Skyler Nuelle, and Jackson Warren during a scene in “Amor et Bellum” (Love and War), the Latin Play they presented on Friday, October 26, at Beaufort Academy.

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st. HELENA ELEMENTARY • November 6: No school due to Election Day • November 8: Cluster SIC meeting in the school’s cafeteria at 5:00 P.M. This cluster is made up of SIC representatives from Coosa Elementary, Lady’s Island Elementary, St. Helena Elementary, Lady’s Island Middle School, and Beaufort High School. st. peter’s catholic • Nov. 4: VIRTUS training class. Call 522-2163 for details • Nov. 6: St. Peter’s Garden Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. • Nov. 7: St. Peter’s School cross country meet 4:30 p.m. • Nov. 12: No school • Nov. 16: Homes for the Holidays Gala, 522-2163. • Nov. 17-18: Homes for the Holidays Homes Tour.

ABOVE: One of the many parent volunteers at the Beaufort Academy Fall Festival, Chilton Simmons (BA ’93), paints school spirit on cheeks. The festival was held Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. RIGHT: Sixth graders Emma Hincher, Ashley May, and Chloe Nickles toss bean bags at the event. Beaufort is majoring in General Engineering. • John Alexander Weller of Beaufort is majoring in General Engineering. They join nearly 3,400 freshmen at Clemson this semester. EC MONTESSORI EC Montessori School Presents: “EC’s Got Talent” on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. at The Shed, 809 Paris Avenue, Port Royal. This free event includes delicious hot dogs with chili, mac n’ cheese, snacks and desserts. Advance dinner tickets are $5 each and $3 for children under 6. At the Door Dinner Tickets are $7 each and $5 for children under 6. Featuring entertainment by EC’s talented children, teachers and parents, a silent auction, 4-6 p.m.

PARK UNIVERSITY Park University has announced the Beaufort Campus Center Academic Honor List for the recently completed Fall I‘12 term. Those listed achieved a 3.6 grade point average or higher while carrying at full time academic load. Students on the honor list are: Helena Almaguer, Laura L. Arps, Joel D. Blackwell, Brent J. Burns, James D. Canfield, Rio E. Cox, Rodney S. Craft, Misty R. Dunroe, Haley R. Evans, Flavia Fabiano, Patrick J. Griffin, Rachel L. Guss, Valerie C. Guyton, Melissa V. Hardy, Justin E. Hass, Timothy A. Hodges, Crystal Islas, Clyde D. Johnson, Salita Johnson, Dominika Krekora-Sawyer, Christopher M. Lammers, Jason D. Matthews, Simone L. Mercedes, Rachel E. Michener, Latoya C. Moffett,

Nicholas F. Otte, Shelly L. Rhodes, Gary D. Rowe, Alexandra D. Siordia, Cynthia M. Sosa, Heather M. Stephens, Carl J. Woods and Samuel J. Woodson. These full time students are pursuing Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science degrees at the Park University Beaufort Campus Center. RIVERVIEW CHARTER As the school looks towards the end of 2012, it is time for the election of Riverview’s Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will be charged to slate a total of 13 board members. In order to be most effective, the board needs a breadth and depth of experience and specific skills in education, finance, fundraising, legal, business, human resources, public relations and marketing and previous governance experience. For more questions or information, contact Evy Trask, Chair of the Board Development Committee, at etrask@

USCB The University of South Carolina Beaufort has been named a Champions of Character FiveStar Institution for the 201112 school year, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Wednesday. The NAIA uses a Champions of Character Scorecard to measure each institution’s commitment to the Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: Character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. All 12 schools in the Sun Conference achieved five-star status, making the league one of only six conferences in the nation to earn that distinction. The Sun Conference was the largest conference to have all its members make the list.

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When nagging knee pain began curbing her fun, Maylon Murphy turned to a Beaufort Memorial physician for help. Undergoing the latest in minimally-invasive knee replacement surgery, Maylon worked with Beaufort Memorial’s Total Joint Team before, during and after surgery to get back on her feet in a matter of weeks. And, before she knew it, she was back in the saddle again.

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Symposium: ‘Slavery by Another Name’ In honor of the 150th Anniversary founding of Penn School and the 30th Annual Heritage Days Celebration, Penn Center presents its Heritage Symposium “Slavery by Another Name, The Discussion” on November 9. The Discussion takes a deep dive into the subject matter of Douglas A. Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.” “Slavery by Another Name” is a historical rendering that presents evidence that slavery in the United States did not end with the Civil War, but continued with the forced labor of imprisoned African American men and women through the convict lease system used by Southern states, local governments, white farmers and corporations. After the Civil War, white Southerners moved quickly to eliminate African American people’s newfound freedom. They wanted to return African American, in effect, to their prewar status as slaves. In order to do this “legally,” they passed new laws that appeared, on the surface, to be neutral and fair to all races. In actuality however, these laws were designed specifically to repress African American people. At first these laws were called Black Codes, but because of their deceptive

more events at heritage days • Call For Heritage Days Volunteers: Penn Center is seeking the assistance of additional dedicated volunteers in various capacities and times on November 8-10. All who are interested should contact Victoria Smalls at Penn Center 843-8382432. • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct an outreach workshop on Friday, November 9, at Penn Center. Registration is free and the event will begin with lunch at noon. The workshop is being co-hosted with Minority Landowner Magazine and the Penn Center. The meeting will showcase the premiere of a documentary film, “St. Helena — a Better Place,” which was produced by SC NRCS and the University of South Carolina. Registration is required by November 2, call 843-838-2432 or 919-215-1632.

nature, they eventually came to be known as the Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow was the name of a character in minstrel shows that featured white actors in “black face,” or black makeup. Because of this, the name Jim Crow represented the fact that Black Codes were based on racial disguise. Symposium guests will view the PBS documentary film based on “Slavery by Another Name” directed by filmmaker Sam Pollard. The documentary aired in February 2012 and attracted an audience

of 4.8 million viewers. Expert panelists for The Discussion will be artist Robert Claiborne Morris of “Slavery by Another Name Paintings and Assemblages,” who resides in Savannah; Dr. Robert Chase, Public Historian at the Avery Institute for Afro-American History and Culture in Charleston; Dr. Marcus Cox, Professor of History at The Citadel, in Charleston; and moderated by St. Helena Island native and Penn Center’s own Victoria Smalls. “Slavery by Another Name, The Discussion” and the art exhibition are must-see events during the 30th Annual Heritage Days. Penn Center invites the public to attend these events which are powerful, soul stirring and thought provoking. The 40-piece collection “Slavery by Another Name Paintings and Assemblages” by Robert Morris will open at the York W. Bailey Museum November 8 with “Meet the Artist” reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The symposium will take place at St. Helena Elementary School’s Gymnasium on Thursday, November 9 beginning with breakfast and viewing documentary at 8:30 a.m. and with the discussion following. Tickets are on sale. For more information, please visit or call 843838-2432.

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Eric Drugge, left, pulls the hayride wagon with his vintage 1939 Farm All-A tractor Saturday afternoon at the third annual Habersham Harvest Festival. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

BEAUFORT CLEAN MARINE PROJECT Boaters will be able to dispose of unwanted, damaged, and unusable equipment for free at a special three-day event, November 2-4. The Clean Marine event is intended to help prevent boating and fishing equipment from becoming derelict or discarded into our coastal waterways and marshes. Abandoned boats, old fishing gear, discarded equipment and building materials become marine debris that threatens the health and safety of our coastal environment. Let’s work together to dispose of unused equipment properly before it damages the marsh, shellfish beds, and endangers people and marine life. It’s critical the nation have healthy coasts and oceans. More than half the U.S. population lives on the coast. Another 180 million people visit the coasts every year. Human health can be affected by ocean water quality. Staff volunteers will coordinate collection Friday, Nov. 2, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations: • Grays Hill Landing • Bluffton Oyster Factory Park • Broad River Bridge Landing/Fishing Pier • C.C. Haig Jr. Landing • Port Royal Landing Marina • Benny Hudson Seafood Dock • Port Royal Commercial Dock • Broad Creek Marina • Edgar Glenn Landing (Old Lemon Island Marina) • Palmetto Bay Marina • Buddy & Zoo/Station Creek Landing Acceptable items for disposal include motors, anchors, dock lines, crab traps, nets, coolers, scrap material and accessories. No oils, fuel, solvents, paint or cleaners will be accepted at this event. Large items, including watercraft and trailers, and restricted fluids must be coordinated through Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling, call 843255-2734. Citizen volunteers are also being recruited to help guide disposal activities. For more information go to http:// and www. For more information, contact Carol Murphy, Solid Waste and Recycling, 843-255-2734 or

Habersham Marketplace First Fridays Series continues year-round Thanks to new Beaufort radio station 94.5 The Coast and Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Beaufort, the popular Habersham Marketplace First Fridays Series will now continue year round. Bobby Houck, vocalist and guitar player for Charleston’s highly

acclaimed rock band, Blue Dogs, will take the stage November 2 and bring his Americana-tinged contemporary rock to the Habersham Marketplace. As is customary for First Fridays events, the event will feature an expanded Farmer’s Market complete with local and regional

growers, as well as arts, crafts and specialty food vendors from 4-9 p.m. Family friendly and children’s activities will also be offered. Over the years Bobby Houck and the Blue Dogs has performed on the same stage with such well-known and diverse

artists as Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, Bruce Hornsby, and Little Feat. The Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market St. in the Habersham Community, off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. For more information, visit

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United Way campaign boosts financial stability Foreclosure rates are higher in Beaufort County than the South Carolina average, and a surprising number of residents in Beaufort and Jasper counties live below the poverty rate. Contributions to the United Way of t h e Lowcountry’s 2012 campaign can help boost financial stability and keep homes out of foreclosure. Last week, the United Way of the Lowcountry Board of Directors announced gifts and pledges have been received totaling $1,218,864, about 44 percent of the organization’s 2012 Fall goal of $2.8 million. “In Beaufort County, one out of every 274 housing units is in foreclosure, compared to the South Carolina rate of one of every 708 housing units in foreclosure,” said John Wills of Consumer Credit Counseling Service. “Through counseling and education, the Consumer Credit Counseling Service directly impacts families’ abilities to avoid unnecessary finance charges, avoid bankruptcy and foreclosure,” Wills said. “When families feel more in control of their financial position the potential

for stress, anxiety and marital discord is reduced.” Every $1,000 contributed to United Way of the Lowcountry helps fund six counseling sessions to help with foreclosure prevention, budget/credit problems, bankruptcy and reverse mortgage counseling through Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Added to United Way of the Lowcountry’s traditional work to provide basic needs: Starting this month, volunteer reading tutors will work in eight Lowcountry schools. That ties to the longterm goal to reduce dropouts by 50 percent within 10 years in all Beaufort County and Jasper high schools, said Peter Post, chairman of the board for United Way of the Lowcountry. That effort is part of a wider-ranging initiative to find and provide frontend solutions to issues of education, health and financial stability, Post said. By improving Lowcountry residents’ financial stability, fewer families in the future will need help with bankruptcy and foreclosure. To learn more about United Way of the Lowcountry, call 843-982-3040 or visit

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Beaufort Senior Leadership celebrates 20th anniversary

Veronica C. Miller, left, Keep Beaufort County Beautiful coordinator, presents Nancy Schaaf a trailblazer plaque for organizing the first Trash and Litter Control program for Beaufort County in the 1980’s. Nancy was one of several honorees at a luncheon sponsored by Palmetto Pride, the statewide litter and beautification organization.

PalmettoPride announces Adopt-A-Highway transfer PalmettoPride made an exciting announcement that it has taken over the management of the statewide volunteer litter pickup program AdoptA-Highway. The announcement was made at a Beaufort County Adopt-AHighway Volunteer Appreciation Event on Saturday, October 20, at the LEED Certified Department of Special Needs Building in Beaufort. Attending the special event were more than 60 volunteers from Beaufort County Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) groups, Beaufort County AAH representatives and council members. Beaufort County was chosen as the location to kick off the new partnership because it was the location of the first AAH group in South Carolina back in 1987. There are now more than 2,500 volunteer groups across the state. Linda Shadel, Director of Operations for PalmettoPride, and Veronica Miller, Beaufort County Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator, thanked the volunteers for their efforts, fielded questions about the program and recognized members of the first Adopt-A-Highway group. PalmettoPride and SC Department of Transportation officially announced this partnership October 15. PalmettoPride will manage the daily operations of the program and will work on increasing recognition of the groups and marketing the program. SCDOT will continue to

community leaders and local experts. Every Wednesday, from January to early April, the class meets at a topic-specific venue. Imagine rich interactions with authorities at Penn Center, USCB, Parris Island, Keyserling Cancer Center, Honey Horn, Waddell Mariculture Center and Town Hall, to name a few. Tuition for the 16-week program is $300. (partial scholarships and special payment arrangements are available). Historians, health care professionals, military officers, teachers and school administrators, environmentalists, county and city government officials, and nonprofit organizations; each present their efforts and discuss students’ ideas and questions. This program is the creation of Bob Guinn and Marge Yanker. For more information, call John Colgan (Class of 2012), 843-8386748 or or Bob Guinn (Clemson Extension), 843-255-6060, ext. 116, or www. for more information.


Chris Langan, at right, poses with Alissa Portillo and Niomi Portillo in front of the Adopt-A-Highway sign honoring the memory of her son Zach. Chris maintains two and a half miles of Broad River Boulevard with monthly litter pickups through the help of family and friends. Alissa is Zach’s sister and Niomi, his niece. If your group would like to help maintain the beauty of our county, contact Keep Beaufort County Beautiful coordinator, Veronica C. Miller at 255-2741 or for details.

provide bags and vests and pick up bags after quarterly cleanups. For more information on Adopt-AHighway, contact Sarah Lyles at 877725-7733 or

Chapter presents check Members of The Mather School Coastal/ Lowcountry Alumni and Associates Chapter recently visited the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus to present the TCL Foundation with $500 for an annual student scholarship. The chapter was organized in 2004, chartered in 2005, had its first Founders Day in 2006, and gave its first scholarship in 2007.

For the past 20 years, retirees moving into Beaufort County from elsewhere or Beaufort County natives who have chosen to “retire-in-place” have been able to learn first-hand about their new home through an in-depth program called the Beaufort Senior Leadership Program. This program enables them to intelligently volunteer their skills and expertise in ways that benefit the larger community. Sponsored by the Clemson University Extension Service and the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, this 2013 Beaufort County Senior Leadership Class will become the 20th Anniversary consecutive annual class to learn about their community and explore how to best contribute, both individually and as a group. For nearly two decades, this program has been open to any citizen of Beaufort County that wants this training, seeks access to existing leaders, and aspires to lead by staying current and becoming more involved. The Senior Leadership participants spend one day a week involved with


BRIAN HERRMANN is the parent of a 4th grader at Port Royal Elementary, a 4 yr. member of the School Improvement Council, a resident of Shell Point, and a professional planner working in our communities. Brian has established a substantive platform based on existing needs such as: • graduate better prepared students. • increase opportunities for innovative learning. • re-establish schools as centers of our communities. • address external factors that impact our ability to educate children equally. • improve outreach to parents and the community. • be fiscally responsible to taxpayers. • improve collaboration with county government. • improve efficiency and accountability of the Board. Brian’s Solutions… • Continue successful strategies such as data use; targeted student intervention; professional collaboration and development; and programs such as STEM. • Promote “community schools” that partner with local institutions to provide learning opportunities and access to resources (i.e. PRES partners provide aftercare, extended learning, mentoring). • Focus on children with special needs. • Promote energy efficient “green schools”. • Promote “joint use” public facilities (i.e. school gyms host PALS events, ball fields designed as community parks, community libraries on campus). • Promote School Improvement Councils. • Re-instate quarterly meetings with County Council. • Implement standing committees. the island news | november 1-7, 2012 |


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By Pamela Brownstein

The Lunch Bunch enjoyed the entertaining expertise of the hibachi chef at Mizu, a spacious and authentic Asian restaurant that specializes in sushi, teriyaki dishes and the hibachi grill. We started by sampling two maki rolls: the Hot and Sexy roll and the Beautiful roll. Both were amazingly delicious; Elizabeth and Nikki raved about the Hot and Sexy, while Kim and I favored the Beautiful roll (how appropriate!). Next, we sat back and sipped our drinks and watched as the chef lit up the hibachi grill in front of us and demonstrated his skills: knife tossing, preparing the hot grill with flames, lighting the onion volcano (my favorite!) and most importantly, cooking our food to perfection. We all ordered a variety from the hibachi grill: Kim had steak; I had steak and scallops; Buck had scallops and shrimp; Nikki had shrimp; David has scallops;

and Elizabeth tried the salmon, which she said was excellent. My steak was mouthwatering, and the giant scallops were seared just right. I love the special dipping sauces, and the plentiful side of fresh grilled vegetables. Co-owner Selly Roshto is passionate about all the wonderful things Mizu has to offer diners — from an intimate sushi bar to private rooms where you sit on an elevated floor around the table for a unique experience. (Not to mention affordable prices.)

Mizu is located at 1370 South Ribaut Road, Port Royal, SC. It is open for lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner is Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday brunch is 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For take out orders, call 843-524-6498.

Clockwise from top left: The chef cooks up steak, seafood and veggies on the hibachi grill; the friendly Mizu staff in front of the restaurant; the hot and sexy roll and Beautiful roll; veggies, fried rice and salmon from the hibachi grill.

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Beaujolais Nouveau ... Oh, no! By Terry Sweeney

Oh, yes! On November 15, the third Thursday of this month, that famous fermented French Kool-aid will arrive all over the world with a lot of rooting and tooting of horns and screaming headlines of “Le Beaujolais Est Arrive!” (the Beaujolais has arrived!). Yeah ... so what? This time-honored tradition has all the overrated hoopla and forced frivolity of New Year’s Eve, which for me every year sounds celebratory and wildly jubilant but more often than not turns out to be as much fun as watching a TV Land re-run of “Murder She Wrote.” I’ve had more than my share of these over-hyped French fruit-bombs dropped on me. If I’m gonna drink black cherry Jell-o, serve it in a shot glass full of vodka. OK, so what then, you may be wondering, is the big French to-do about this Beaujolais Nouveau that invades our shores about this time every year? Beaujolais is a region of France just south of Burgundy. Nouveau means “new” wine, which is released to the public just a few weeks after it’s harvested and bottled. Because the red grapes are hardly fermented, they are light and fruity and traditionally must be drunk right away — not stored. This time-honored tradition began back when the local winegrowers drank and

Terry Sweeney

Beaujolais is a region of France just south of Burgundy. Nouveau means “new” wine, which is released to the public just a few weeks after it’s harvested and bottled.

happily celebrated the first fruit of their vines they had been carefully tending all year. But now, due to modern transportation systems that span the globe in a matter of days, the third Thursday in November has been branded “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” with accompanying heavy marketing as this “new” wine is rushed from France by giant conglomerates to markets around the world. The only teensy weeny problem is ... most of it is crap. But still every year I say this time will be different. I dream of getting down and dirty in the terroir with my fellow French winos on Beaujolais Day! Why can’t I be like those drunken French peasants playing a happy-golucky game of “boules” and chugging down some cold Beaujolaiskys that have been cooling in a nearby wine barrel? Why am I building such a case against Monsieur Nouveau? What’s Beaujolais ever done to me? Actually nothing. It’s not Beaujolais Nouveau’s fault that it

happens to show its adorable French baby face right around Thanksgiving. It’s just, as usual, I have preThanksgiving jitters. I have friends from out-of-town who announced that they are flying in (surprise!) to spend the holiday with me after I had already accepted someone’s kind Thanksgiving invite here. My gracious Southern hostess of course said, “Please bring them. Just bring more wine!” Problem solved. That is until my hostess informed me: “I’m not doing a turkey this year ... too much trouble ... I’m serving capons.” Capons?! What? The pilgrims didn’t eat capons, lady! They ate a turkey! My out-of-town friend and her husband are confirmed Turkeynistas. They even have a box set of miniature porcelain salt-andpepper turkey shakers wrapped in tissue paper that they bring out “special” every year. This will surely crush them. I must have gallons of really good Beaujolais Nouveau on hand to distract them. My

plan is to get them so drunk that when they wake the next day, Thanksgiving’s a total blank. But where on earth am I going to find a delicious Beaujolais Nouveau to help me pull off this fowl switcheroo? There’s only one superhero in my wine world. One In-vin-cible Cru-sader who has the power to import a Beaujolais Nouveau the taste of which miraculously reminds one of why this curious French tradition is still alive and well. It it is the venerable, musically-gifted, palateperfect wine pioneer, Kermit Lynch. His book “Adventures on The Wine Route” changed my life and helped me make the transition from ignorant wine dabbler to enlightened wine guzzler. Importing his tasty gems from small independent wine growers, he inevitably every year sniffs out the perfect French harvest wine to pair with our own American harvest celebration. Don’t settle for another trashy supermarket Ho-jolais this year when you can taste the kind of Beaujolais Nouveau that can even put a smile on a grumpy old Frenchman’s face. Sure, it’s gonna be a bit more expensive; but isn’t it time you got Beaujolaid by the best?! Oh yes! Cheers! Check your local wine stores for Kermit Lynch wines.

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White Wine Revue By Celia Strong

Yep, only weeks to go and those big fat turkeys will on our tables. I thought maybe it would be a good idea to go back over some of the whites we’ve talked about that will be good with our meals. Some of the wines we’ve covered are just the right ones for this holiday meal, and I see no point in not enjoying them again. I am also keeping in mind that turkey is not the only thing on the table, so those of us with hams, and game hens, and duck, and whatever else, will all be covered too. (Next week we’ll do the “Red Wine Revue.”) Now, in alphabetical order, by grape variety, and then the blends after, so no one thinks one is more special than another, here are my 10 favorite Thanksgiving white wines. 1. Chenin Blanc from Biltmore Estate, North Carolina: This wine is so well suited for turkey day! Like most of the wines from Biltmore, this Chenin is almost all California grapes. I know we all tend to veer away from Biltmore wines, but it’s not necessary. Their Chenin Blanc is dry, medium bodied, has hints of baking spices in its flavors (from some oak aging) that lay on top of apple, orange, mango, pineapple and floral notes and a long finish keeps it with you while you eat. $9.99. 2. Malvasia from Cavicchioli, Italy: This is a sparkling wine, remember the bottle painted with pretty flowers? This Italian bubbly is on the fruity side and is, bar none, the best dessert bubbly we’ve had in years without costing $50. Clean and still crisp on the finish, this Mavasia will not only go with all your pies and cakes and cookies, it will also make great cocktails. The best way to start or finish up a holiday meal! $9.99. 3. Pinot Blanc from Valley of the Moon, Sonoma County, California. This grape is a member of the Pinot family but, in actuality, tastes close

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to a Chardonnay. You may remember when we talked about this wine, we went over how for many years it was thought that Chardonnay itself was a member of the Pinot family. Not true, says DNA testing. This wine has a creamy texture, which means soft acidity, with apple, pear and lemon flavors. And it’s perfect with all the layers of flavors we pile on our Thanksgiving plates. Usually $15.99, now $9.97, until we run out. 4. Pinot Gris from Elk Cove, Oregon: This Pinot Gris is big and full bodied. Because the soil and climate in Oregon are close to those of eastern France, Pinot Gris from here is more floral and fruity than Italian Pinot Grigios — with peach, honeysuckle, golden delicious apple, a hint of baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and almond flavors. The weight of this wine is more than most, even from our Northwest, and stands up well to even the dark meat of a turkey dinner. $19.99. 5. Riesling from Urban, Germany. You may remember this is the first German wine I’ve ever bought myself to drink. (I like it for Sunday brunch with smoked salmon, cream cheese, etc.). From the Mosel area, the winery that makes this Riesling is St-Urban Hof and last year one of their Spatlese Rieslings got 98 points in Wine Spectator. But, the Urban Riesling is medium body, has soft acidity with full fruit flavors of lemon, pine needles, mango and pear. Although not sweet, technically, this wine is also liked by

those who prefer a bit of sweetness in their wines. Like most German wines, this is not a very alcoholic wine, but, guess what? That makes it easy to sip more of it all day long! $10.99. 6. Torrontes from Trivento Amado Sur, Argentina: The label says Torrontes with little bits of Viognier and Chardonnay, this medium-bodied wine has intense fruit flavors (white peach, yellow apple, red pear, pink grapefruit and cinnamon). The extra bits of the two latter varieties add layers to the whole package. Good acidity makes it go well with food, and this wine tastes as good very cold as it does at room temperature. $10.99. 7. Viognier from Peirano, California: Viognier is always a good match for Thanksgiving dinner. This one has some oak aging so it’s big and flavorful. Viognier always has peach and apricot and almond and hazelnut and floral perfume flavors and then add the cinnamon/baking spice of the oak and this one is quite something. Usually $12.99, but a deal for $9.99. Lucky us! 8. Dogajolo White from Carpineto, Tuscany, Italy: The label on this bottle is a picture of olive tree branches. Made from Chardonnay, Grechetto (an indigenous variety in Tuscany) and Sauvignon Blanc. We all have a hard time with the name of this wine, so we just call it Dog White. This wine is a great package of flavors and textures, clean and dry, a bit earthy,

but that makes it go well with potatoes, mushrooms, sage and breading. $12.99. 9. Parallel 45 Cotes du Rhone from Jaboulet, France: White Cotes du Rhone wines are much rarer than the red ones, but, when you find a good one, there’s nothing like it. This one is made with 50 percent Grenache Blanc and some Marsanne, some Viognier and Bourboulenc. The key to really enjoying a white Cotes du Rhone is don’t get it too cold. I always do just 30 or 40 minutes in the fridge. That way the heavy weight of the wine comes through and it pairs perfectly with lots of food. $9.99. 10. Scaia White from Italy, the Veneto region. Maybe you remember this one — I thought it tasted so much like a California wine that I would have guessed wrong without the bottle. A blend of Garganega, Trebbiano and Chardonnay, it’s smooth and mellow. This wine’s bottle is pretty too, clear with just some gold lettering. $13.99. And, that is my White Wine Revue. If I were coming to your house for Thanksgiving, I’d be happy with a glass of any of these. Happier maybe with a glass of each, but some of us have to work the next day. Or go mall shopping at midnight after eating and drinking all day. Ugh! Just so you know, I didn’t repeat any of the wines that we’ve talked about just in the last month. I assumed, or hoped at least, that those we all still remember. Enjoy!

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol

Bowser! What’s your dosha? By Tracie Korol

Every couple of years I brush off my crush on Deepak Chopra, read all his new stuff and check out what’s new on his website. Invariably, my curiosity is piqued and my crush maintenance turns into another opportunity to dig little deeper into Ayurveda, a lifestyle and philosophy Deepak brought to Western light. Ayurveda, from the Sanskrit veda for “science” and ayur “for life” might be the oldest system for holistic medicine, going back 6,000 years or more. Given that ancient Ayurvedic texts included some of the first explorations in veterinary medicine focusing on animal welfare, treatment therapies, diet management and surgery, it’s a natural transition to include some of Ayurveda’s principles into daily life with your Best Friend. We usually refer to our dogs as large, medium or small. In Ayurveda, body types are more complex than that. Based on the five elements theory — water, air, earth, fire, ether — this method of body typing is unique to Ayurvedic medicine. Determining your pet’s body type allows you to learn how to create balance in their mind, body and spirit, thereby allowing your Best Friend to achieve and maintain optimal health. Moreover, when our pets are functioning at optimal levels, they benefit not only themselves, but also the world around them, hopefully in a positive way. For instance, when your dog is


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If you insist on dressing up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It must not constrict movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe or bark. healthy, good-spirited, nice-smelling and well behaved, he is a joy to be around. Conversely, if your dog doesn’t feel well, is crabby and achy, he may snap at the kid next door thereby causing a certain amount of disharmony on your street. In individuals and pets, the five elements manifest as the Tri-dosha. Dosha means “protective,” or, when out of balance, “disease-producing.” The Tridosha are the three metabolic forces that make up the mind and body. They are called Vata, (Ether + Air), Pitta (Fire + Water) and Kapha (Water + Earth). From the Ayurvedic perspective, these three metabolic forces control all biological and psychological functions of the body, mind and consciousness

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and have specific, yet subtle, properties. These forces determine personality traits, and physiological structure, with the influence of gender, diet, lifestyle, behavior, emotions and even seasons. The unique individual constitution produces natural urges and individual tastes in food, flavor and temperature. The doshas govern the maintenance and destruction of bodily tissue and the elimination of waste products. They are also responsible for psychological phenomena, including emotions of fear, anger and greed as well as those

of the highest order: understanding, compassion and love. A balance of the dosha is necessary for optimal health for people and pets. The doshas increase by similar properties and are diminished by the opposite ones. For example, Vata is dry, light, and cold so any food, medicine, or behavior that increases these qualities will increase Vata within the body — a good thing. Conversely, anything oily, heavy or hot will decrease Vata, not so good. Together, the doshas govern all metabolic activities: anabolism (Kapha), catabolism (Vata) and metabolism (Pitta). There can be up to 10 different constitutions, depending upon the permutation and combination of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. A person, or dog, can even be all three at once, but with one dosha dominant. The combination of the three humors remains unchanged throughout a pet’s (or a person’s) lifetime but can respond to environmental changes such as diet and lifestyle, thereby providing the opportunity for you and your pet to maintain health, or compromise it. To find out your dosha, check out Deepak’s quiz at http://doshaquiz. Next time: the Vata dog.

what to do Beaufort Therapy Dogs to hold training test

Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host a therapy
dog test at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. For information on TDI and on what is included in the test, visit the TDI website at Only dogs who are being tested should attend this event. For
more information or to register, call Chapter 229 Director Dick Hoagland at
522-2073 or e-mail Merle Hoagland at

‘Arts in the Barn’ art sale held at Widgeon Point

Looking for great art for sale by local artists? You’re invited to enjoy an afternoon of arts and landscape in the beautiful barn in Widgeon Point on Lemon Island as the Open Land Trust hosts the second annual “Arts-in-the-Barn” Art Show and Sale on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. Set amidst the splendor of Widgeon Point Preserve off S.C. 170 will be art for sale by some of the region’s best local artists. There will also be several paintings up for auction, as well as live music and light refreshments. This event is free and open to all. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork at this event will be donated to the Open Land Trust.

Musicians welcome to Pickin’ By the River

Pickin By The River will be at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Saturday, Nov 3, from noon till 5:30 p.m. All Acoustic Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music Stage Show and open jams through out the park; beginner through advanced musicians welcome. Please no amplifiers, alcohol or drums. For more information, call Pat at 379-9084.

Parish Church of St. Helena holds bazaar

Handmade Christmas decorations, gifts and foods will be spotlighted at this year’s Fall Bazaar presented by the Women of the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort. The bazaar, which benefits the church’s outreach efforts in Beaufort and around the world, will continue its nowfamous silent auction of more than 300 unique items ranging from excursions and restaurant dinners to fine art and furs, sailboats and furniture. The 2012 holiday church mouse will be unveiled at the bazaar preview, but it’s extra-special this year to honor the church’s history. This bazaar will be open on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish House at 507 Newcastle St. in Beaufort. A Bazaar Preview will be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nothing is sold on Friday (although Silent Auction bids are accepted). For more information, call 843522-1712 or visit

Support group discusses avoiding financial scams

How can you avoid financial scams and ensure your legal and financial future is well planned? The Parkinson’s Support Group of the Lowcountry will host Beaufort Attorney Marc Fisher

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and Karen Ostrander, Risk Control Specialist with Bank of America, at its Thursday, Nov. 1, meeting from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Helena House in Port Royal. The support group meetings are held at Helena House on Paris Avenue in Port Royal on the first Thursday of every month; free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rose or Whitney at Helena House at 843-9820233 or e-mail

Black chamber to have First Friday Networking

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event at the Chamber office on November 2, located at 801 Bladen Street in Beaufort from 6 to 8 p.m. All members and the public are invited. Details, call 986-1102.

TLC Ministries’ ROC the Bloc Urban Outreach

TLC Ministries’ ROC the Bloc Urban Outreach will be at Waterford Cove Apartments on Saturday November 3 from 4-8 p.m. Free food, prizes and music, bring the whole family and support drug and alcohol prevention in Beaufort. TLC Ministries Thrift Store is having a MEGA 50% off sale this weekend, Nov. 2-3, and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

Saltus supports finding end to Parkinson’s

Help put an end to Parkinson’s Disease by attending an evening of food, fun and friendship on Monday, Nov. 5, at Saltus River Grill on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. Come for drinks, appetizers or for dinner. A silent auction will also be held. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will continue to close. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Parkinson’s Action Network, the unified voice of the Parkinson’s community advocating for better treatments and for a cure. Reservations are suggested. Call 843-379-3474 for more information.

Lulu Burgess, in downtown Beaufort at Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay St., will be hosting a holiday open house to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association’s (CAPA) Open Arms Shelter. The diaper drive will be from Sunday, Nov. 4, to Sunday, Nov. 11. All sizes and brands are welcome. Lulu’s will also accept any charitable donations to help buy supplies for the shelter. In addition, there will be a Wish Tree with tags of Christmas wishes from children in need in Beaufort County. There will also be door prizes and drawings for all who donate. For more information, contact Nan Sutton, or call 843-524-5858.

Baptist Women World Day of Prayer Monday

The annual Baptist Women World Day of Prayer will be held on Monday November 5 in Beaufort County. The public is cordially invited to attend. Dual services will begin promptly at 7 p.m. at • First African Baptist Church 611 New Street, Beaufort Rev. Alexander McBride, Pastor • Laurel Bay Baptist Church 472 Joe Frazier Road, Beaufort Rev. Paul Grahm, Pastor

DAR chapter to meet

The Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their next meeting at 2 p.m. on November 8 at the new Beaufort History Museum located within the City Hall Building at 1911 Boundary Street. The highlight of the meeting will be a tour of the museum conducted by Katherine Lang followed by the business meeting including the induction of new members. For more information, please call Regent Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158.

‘Rising Star’ creates exhibit for Red Piano

For the past 20 years, the Red Piano Too Art Gallery has hosted an exhibit during Heritage Days. This year, the gallery is featuring its latest “Rising Star,” Burton native, Sonnell Thompson. The exhibit will hang at The Red Piano Too Art Gallery during the month of November and is free and open to the public. The artist will be at the gallery from Nov. 8-11. For more information, call 843-838-2241 or email

Soil, water conservation district board to meet

Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District November 2012 Board Meeting Announcement Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting will be held Thursday, November 8 at 5 p.m. at 817 Paris Avenue, Port Royal. Agenda includes routine staff and partnership reports for the month of October 2012, NRCS Workshop plans, Clean Marine Report, and progress on the Okatie Watershed 319 Grant. For more information call 5228100.

The JSLB Carolina vs. Clemson Blood Drive on Thursday, November 15, will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Blood Drive will be held at the Jasmine Room at the Quality Inn at Town Center. Log on to (use fund code 6011), and make an appointment online to donate. Please contact Sheila Miley, or visit

Beaufort Church of Christ holds revival

This is a special invitation for you and your family: We welcome you to the Beaufort Church of Christ “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” for our 7th Anniversary Gospel Meeting and Revival! Our Theme Is: “God Can Make You Well In 2012!” from November 11 to 15. Sunday, November 11, is Family & Friends Day With A Special Focus on Singles. Minister Jonas Gadson — will deliver three “Educational, Inspirational & Motivational” Messages. Services are 10 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Gospel Meeting/Revival continues Monday through Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Everything is held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort. The event is free and open to public. For additional information, call 843-524-4281, 843379-8145 or email, or visit

‘Returning Catholics’ series to begin soon

Persons considering a return to the practice of their Catholic Faith, or those newly retuned, are invited to a six week series, conducted by a team of parishioners: Two Deacons and four Lay persons. Sessions will be at St. Peter Church, 70 Lady’s Island Dr., Beaufort, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday evenings, Nov. 13, 20, 27 and Dec. 4, 11, and 18. For more information, please contact: Theresa Pulliam 524 - 2604, pulliams@ or Deborah Richard, 575 3742,

Holiday wine tasting benefit at Breakwater

DiVino DiVine Holiday Wine Extravaganza at Breakwater to benefit DragonBoat Beaufort. Monday, Nov. 5 at 5 to 7 p.m. will be this season’s wine tasting event, under the tent. Over 40 wines to taste plus the opportunity to stock your cellar for the holidays with cases at discount prices. Tickets $15 at Breakwater, The Cuthbert House Inn, Main Street Beaufort; $15 of every case sold goes to support DragonBoat Beaufort’s cancer survivor missions. For more information, call 379-0052 or visit

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that’s a wrap!

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

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weekend scenes from

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

happY wINOs

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

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


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

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

T.I.N. Favorites contest continues In case you didn’t already know, The Island News wants to find out what you like best about Beaufort by voting for at least 10 businesses or community leaders you consider to be your favorite. It’s fun and easy! Simply go our website at, look at the categories, then choose your favs. Once the votes are counted from the 127 categories, we’ll announce the winners later in March. You have only until midnight on Sunday, March 11, to cast your votes for T.I.N. Favorites. Show support and make your votes heard!



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

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