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happy thanksgiving y’all At The Island News, we give thanks to all our wonderful readers who care about our community and show us so much support. Thank you!

We asked students and educators: What are you thankful for? Pages 14-15


he diversity of the Lowcountry means the development of different traditions. For the next month, we’ll look at all the ways people celebrate the holidays. This week’s article highlights a dedicated group of women from First Presbyterian Church who are starting a new tradition by displaying Nativity scenes from their personal collections. See story, page 21.


Beaufort Memorial Hospital nurse wins DAISY Award. see page 8


Photographers reveal Twin Lens Reflection exhibit. see page 10


Ryan Molzer named LIMS Homecoming King. see page 13 INDEX

Port Royal Mayor Sam Murray, center, welcomes about 50 dignitaries to the official dedication ceremony of the new $34.5 million span of the J.E. McTeer Bridge on Friday, Nov. 19. At right is Beaufort County Council Chairman Weston Newton. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

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Make it a fire-friendly turkey day

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By Tess Malijenovsky

A live fire demonstration took place at the Burton Fire Department on Monday, November 21, to illustrate the proper way to handle a stove fire on Thanksgiving. “Cooking fires are the leading cause of fires nationally, statewide and locally, thus there is no more dangerous a holiday than Thanksgiving,” said Daniel Byrne, firefighter and Community Support officer for Burton fire district. Firefighter Lee Leuesque first demonstrated how to put out a stove fire by covering it with a pan lid to suffocate the fire. You can also use a cookie sheet, which will protect you like a shield. One of the biggest misconceptions about oil fires is with the use of water, water will actually spread the fire, rather than put it out. On behalf of Beaufort County firefighters, Byrne said: “We would like to encourage the use of fire extinguishes, get them out from under the sink and get them mounted at eye level by an exit or where people can see it and grab it.” The next demonstration was how to put out an oil fire with a fire extinguisher. “Having a good fire extinguisher and smoke detector is the cheapest life insurance you can get for your family,” said Leuesque. He recommends every household have one; if you don’t have one in case of an oil fire, leave the house immediately


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Editor and call the fire department. The Safety Education Team (SET team) presenting the live fire demonstrations is an educational branch of the Beaufort County Fire Chief ’s Association, representing Bluffton, Burton, Fripp Island, Hilton Head, Lady’s Island/St. Helena, and Sheldon fire departments. So if your family plans on frying up a turkey this Thanksgiving, be sure to review the safety procedures below on how to handle the fire: • Check all hoses and connections from fuel tanks for proper fitting and for rotting and cracks. • Oil and water do not mix. Never lower a frozen or partially thawed turkey into a fryer as this may cause the hot oil to over flow. The National

Turkey Federation recommends refrigerator thawing and to allow approximately 24 hours for every five pounds of bird thawed in the refrigerator. Use paper towels to dry your turkey off as much as possible and lower your turkey in slowly. • Always cook outdoors. Place your fryer at least 15 feet from your home and on stable ground. • Create a 3-foot safety zone around your fryer for children and pets. Be sure to use heavy-duty mitts when cooking and wear a long sleeve shirt. • Never leave the fryer unattended as overflowing oils only take seconds to ignite. Make sure you have an ABC rated fire extinguisher available and ready to use. Never use a water hose on a fire that involves cooking oils.

Firefighters educate about prevention In the Marine Corps, every Marine is a rifleman. The Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department mirrors that tradition by preparing every firefighter to teach fire prevention. “All of our firefighters are prepared and involved in prevention through education,” Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron said. Firefighters with the City of Beaufort /Town of Port Royal Fire Department, from the bottom to the top, take part in fire prevention and education. “After months of preparation and reorganization, every firefighter in Mossy Oaks Elementary students learn first-hand about fire safety from firefighters. this department is involved in fire prevention. Our firefighters do this in addition to maintaining the highest by the Beaufort Fire Department Negron. These vehicles were intended firefighting training and suppression and Beaufort Police Department to assume 66 percent of the single station standards expected of a Class 2 ISO fire earned “best practice” kudos from a emergency responses, but have achieved comprehensive study conducted in just over 70 percent. department,” Negron said. The addition of these highly efficient Capt. John Robinson, the Department 2009-2010 by the International City/ Training and Education Officer, has County Management Association for trucks and the reorganization of existing staff made it possible to be more worked with each of the three shifts of Beaufort. Spreading the education responsibility successful not just in fire prevention, but firefighters to ensure they can all skillfully deliver the prevention and education to the entire department allows also in code enforcement and training, Robinson to schedule multiple sessions Negron said. programs. “This model allows are firefighters to A few firefighters have conducted at the same time. “We would like every family in the reach many different audiences while special prevention projects with Robinson, but all will continue to learn Beaufort and Port Royal to hear a continuing to provide the highest level of and grow as educators, Negron said. prevention message instead of a siren,” service to the public,” he said. For more information about fire Robinson continues to teach, and can Robinson said. Last year’s addition of the Fire prevention at home or business, contact now devote more time to the logistical support for the department’s fire Department’s two Quick Response the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Vehicles played a key role in the success Fire Departments at 843-525-7055 or prevention efforts. Pro-active, prevention-based efforts of the new model, according to Chief city-fire@cityof 2

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George Hicks, Rural Development area director, center, presents a check to Marion Burns, BCBCC chair, left, and Larry Holman, BCBCC president/CEO.

Black Chamber of Commerce receives grant from USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Department has approved the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) as a micro-lender. It’s the only chamber in the country to receive this designation. The BCBCC was awarded $335,000 in loan funds as well as $40,000 in grant funds. The chamber is also contributing $125,000 of in-kind support, which will enable the chamber to assist local small business owners with capital and business training support. The chamber’s status as a micro-lender means that it will be able to make small business loans to entrepreneurs who are unable to secure a loan from traditional lenders, such as banks. These loans will have a fixed interest rate and can be used by micro entrepreneurs to cover qualified expenses related to their businesses. The award was presented at the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce Business Conference and Expo in Beaufort on November 5.

gop straw poll results A GOP Presidential Straw Poll, co-sponsored by the College Republicans and the Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Bluffton TEA Parties, took place on November 15 at the University of South Carolina Gateway Campus. All candidates were represented by short videos or comments from a TEA Party member. South Carolina Senator Tom Davis spoke at the meeting, highlighting unique strengths of each GOP Presidential candidate. Of the 171 votes cast, Newt Gingrich received 100, Herman Cain received 33, and Michelle Bachman received 18. The remaining 20 votes were spread among Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry with no individual receiving more than eight votes. That night, the Hilton Head Island TEA Party presented Senator Davis with a plaque honoring him for his conservative principles and commitment to TEA Party core values: Free Market Economy, Constitutional Government, and Fiscal Responsibility. The Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Beaufort TEA Parties thank the College Republicans for co-hosting the event and the USCB Gateway Campus for the use of their facility. For more information, contact Kate Keep at (843) 816-1806 or Deb Welch (843) 689-9092, or visit www. Follow us on Facebook at Hilton Head Island TEA Party.


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communities. The program helped me understand how rich life can be in our new home.” Adding another, “The best part for me was meeting all the other people who took the program. I would never have met such an interesting new group of friends if I had stayed home”. “When you’ve met face to face and talked one on one with: the mayors, police and public safety officials, military base leadership, and all the other experts, every newspaper article you read means much more and brings new insights.” If you are interested in joining the new 2012 group starting Jan. 10, please contact Bob Guinn at Clemson Extension: 843255-6060, ext. 116 or go to the website

NORTHERN BEAUFORT BYPASS DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Beaufort County Public Information Open House When: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 between 5 and 7 p.m. Beaufort High School Cafeteria, 84 Sea Island Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29907 This will be an informal, “open house” format public meeting. Interested persons may attend any time between 5 and 7 p.m. County representatives and consultants will be available to answer questions regarding the project draft environmental assessment. Thursday December 1, 2011 between 5 and 7 p.m. Whale Branch Middle School, 2009 Trask Pkwy, Seabrook, SC 29940 This will be an informal, “open house” format public meeting. Interested persons may attend any time between 5 and 7 p.m. County representatives and consultants will be available to answer questions regarding the project draft environmental assessment. Purpose: To provide an opportunity for area residents to review and discuss individually with representatives of Beaufort County, the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Northern Beaufort Bypass. The project consists of providing an environmental assessment for the construction of a bypass route around the City of Beaufort to Lady’s Island. Process: Preliminary alignment, environmental documents and traffic data will be available for review. Further project details, including typical roadway section and bridge sections will be provided. Maps and drawings of the preliminary alignment, along with the draft environmental assessment will be available and citizens may ask questions and provide comments regarding the proposed project. Commuters, property owners and business owners on or near the project area are urged to attend. Review: Related maps and/or drawings and the draft environmental assessment will be available for public review following the Open House at the Beaufort County Engineering Office, Building #3, 102 Industrial Village Road, Beaufort 29906. Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Beaufort County at (843) 255-2035. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Maggie Hickman at (843) 255-2692

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PURSE PICKIN: Last Friday a woman was loading her car with her groceries when a teenage suspect grabbed her purse out of the cart and took off. Hopefully the victim will not have to resort to stealing a turkey out of someone else’s grocery cart and making a run with it. Compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. Crime Report items are chosen from the files of the Beaufort Police Department. Please contact the police with any insider information on these cases.

BJWSA to conduct water treatment maintenance Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) will temporarily change the method of disinfecting the drinking water for its customers next month. The change is part of the routine maintenance program for the water distribution system. All of BJWSA’s retail and wholesale customers will be affected by this change, including utilities that receive wholesale water from BJWSA. Customers might notice a chlorine taste or odor in the tap water beginning Saturday December 3 through Monday, December 19. Crews will also flush the system by opening fire hydrants at various locations. This process is safe and customers can drink their water as normal. Customers who are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine should keep an open container of drinking water in their refrigerator. This will enable the chlorine to dissipate, thus reducing the chlorine taste. Change the water in your refrigerated container weekly. Localized system flushing also may result in some minor discoloration of the water. If water appears discolored, customers should run cold water for a few minutes. If discoloration persists, call customer service at 843-987-9200.

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hat’s the NEXT big idea that could spur economic growth? The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce wanted to know so they sponsored a state contest called “Perfect Pitch” to give budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business ideas. The more than 40 applications were whittled to 10 semi-finalists who competed on November 10 in the American Theater on King Street. Beaufort’s own Louise Hodges, owner of Greenbug All Natural Pest Control Products, was selected First Runner-Up for her invention — an Injector System that delivers Greenbug through existing irrigation systems and safely creates pest-free zones wherever water is directed. “Imagine no mosquitoes, no nosee-ems, no mole crickets and no fire ants in your yard,” explained Hodges. “With the Greenbug Injector System, all pest concerns are eliminated — safely and for less money than other options available.” Hodges, along with her husband Dan, ought to know. Before moving to Beaufort, they owned a landscape design/construction firm in Charlotte, N.C. Once in Beaufort,

they shifted their attention to the prevalence of pests and the need to control those pests safely. According to Hodges, “Greenbug products are university proven effective AND safe. Using existing irrigation systems to deliver the Greenbug seemed a logical step in landscape design. We just had to tinker with the mechanism to make it simple and efficient.” The Perfect Pitch competition graded applicants on economic viability, innovation, benefit and presentation. After the initial round, the finalists were whittled to five and included: a new brick that lasts for centuries and can withstand more than 240 mph winds; a new technique to fight pancreatic cancer; a rocket invention that can capture ‘space junk’ theatening to collide with satellites; Greenbug’s Injector System; and the winning entry of a flexible I.V. catheter that does not kink or clog. The final round was a presentation before a panel of investors, innovators, legal experts and successful entrepreneurs followed by a seven-minute question session for the judges to clarify their impressions. The finalists all received $1,000 towards their business dreams.



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Nurse honored with DAISY Award They’re the unsung heroes of the medical profession. Caring, compassionate and always on call, nurses are central to the patient experience, but seldom get credit for their steadfast service. The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses was established in 1999 to recognize the “super-human” work nurses do every day at the bedside. Beaufort Memorial Hospital honored one of its own this week with the national tribute for going above and beyond the call of duty. Laura Hawkins, an RN in the hospital’s fifth floor oncology unit, had spent weeks caring for a 31-year-old Marine dying of esophageal cancer. As he continued to deteriorate, he became distressed about how it would affect his 5-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. “He was afraid they were going to forget him,” said Hawkins, the mother of a 7-year-old girl. “I can’t imagine not being there for my daughter as she grows up. I wanted to do something to make him feel better.” The Bluffton resident found an online company that makes plush “Daddy Dolls” to help children of deployed soldiers cope with the stresses of separation. The 12inch pillow features the image of the father dressed in uniform. “He had been showing me pictures of his kids,” Hawkins recalled. “So one day, I asked him to email me a picture of himself in uniform.” With the photo in hand, Hawkins went to work on her plan. She collected donations from a half-dozen nurses in the unit and called the company to place the order. When they told her it would be six weeks before she received delivery, she panicked. “He didn’t have that long,” she said. “I explained the situation and they agreed to rush the order. I got the dolls 10 days later.” Grateful to have something to leave his children, the patient gave them the gift days before he passed away in March. The hospital surprised Hawkins with the DAISY Award this week during the middle of her shift. They brought in her family and presented her with an engraved vase full of daisies and a trophy titled, “A Healer’s Touch,” a hand-carved

Beaufort Memorial Hospital registered nurse Laura Hawkins is surprised by her managers, co-workers and family during the DAISY Award presentation on November 15. Hawkins was recognized for showing extraordinary compassion and kindness to a dying 31-year-old cancer patient and his two young daughters.

sculpture created by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. “We began participating in the DAISY Award program three years ago to recognize the amazing things our nurses do,” said Julie Schott, a department director and the nurse who oversees the DAISY Award program for BMH. “In typical fashion, Laura didn’t want to take credit for what she had done for her patient. She said it was a team effort.” By coincidence, Beaufort Memorial received recognition of its own this week for its nurse-friendly environment. The hospital was awarded the coveted Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center — the largest and most respected nurse credentialing organization in the world, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. BMH is the only hospital in South Carolina to have achieved the distinction for following practices and policies that create an ideal work place for nurses. “When patients are admitted to the hospital, it’s for 24-hour nursing care,” said Karen Carroll, Beaufort Memorial’s chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. “The care and nurturing they provide is so important to creating a positive patient experience.”


bmh recognized for quality of nursing care Beaufort Memorial Hospital became the first hospital in South Carolina to earn the Pathway to Excellence designation, a national honor bestowed to medical centers that create work environments where nurses can flourish in their practice. Sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, the Pathway to Excellence program is designed to help hospitals attract and retain skilled nurses by creating a positive workplace, and thus improve the quality of patient care. “Beaufort Memorial has demonstrated its commitment to supporting nurses and their practice,” said Ellarene Duis-Sanders, chair of the ANCC’s Commission on Pathway to Excellence. “If nurses are happy and satisfied with their practice, quality of care will be top-notch,” said Trish Deems, director of Beaufort Memorial’s Education Department and coordinator of the Pathway to Excellence project.

health briefs American Red Cross holds blood drive

The next Carteret Street United Methodist Church-sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, December 1, in the Fellowship Hall from noon until 6 p.m. There is a real need for blood during the Christmas holiday with increased family travel and a reduced donor base. To be eligible to donate you must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds; each donor will have a thorough medical screening to ensure safety of the donor and the blood supply. To make an appointment please call 1-866-611-7137 or log onto For the 1-866 number, after you get an answer press 2 (Option 2) for a Savannah-based operator to make your appointment. For the web site, you must register the first time and then for subsequent appointments, you just log on with your user name and PIN and make an appointment. For questions, please call Merle Hoagland (522-2073) or e-mail

Team in Training raises over $38,000

Last May, 17 area residents signed up for Team in Training, a fundraising program for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Through Team in Training, participants raise funds for blood cancer research and train together for a marathon, half marathon or triathlon. One of their teammates, Wendy Garcia, battled a blood cancer and served as the team’s honored hero. Sadly, a month before their big event, Wendy and two of her children were killed in a car accident. This tragic event inspired the team to complete their race in her memory renaming themselves Team Wendy. Members of Team Wendy completed the Nike Women’s Marathon and the Savannah Rock N Roll Half Marathon in her memory and have raised more than $38,000 for LLS. Team in Training is currently recruiting team members for their summer season events. There will be a meeting in Beaufort at City Java, 301 Carteret St., on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 6 p.m.

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Local Photographers in Focus By Lanier Laney


eaufort is blessed with many great artists and this extends to the art of photography. A new show has just opened at the Beaufort Art Association’s storefront gallery downtown at 913 Bay Street that showcases the work of two of this area’s finest photographers — Karen Peluso and Sandy Dimke. The show, called “Twin Lens Reflections” runs through Jan 7. Here are some pics from the opening reception for you.

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The Nutcracker to be performed at USCB The Columbia City Ballet from Columbia is bringing their first class production of The Nutcracker to the USCB Center for the Arts for one performance only on Monday, November 28 at 7 PM. With Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score, with its dreamy waltzes and spirited mazurkas, brings to life the magical tale of Clara and her nutcracker and all the wonderful and colorful characters that visit her dreams spring to life. “Artistic Director William Starrett’s holiday classic is as refined as any big-time ballet company in New York or San Francisco,” said The State newspaper. The company, consisting of 35 professional dancers, will also use the talents of 32 local children, ages 3 to 16. Filling the cast as angel, mice, cherubs, trumpeters, sugar plum fairy attendents and gingerbread girls are: Madison Mullen, May Harrelson, Zoe Becker, Julia Williams, Katherine Hurtt, Katelyn Carter, Holland Perryman, Naomi Salleme, Ruby Katherine Harrelson, Alexandria Clark, Hannah

Lienhop, Isabella Danyluk, Macy Mullen, Keating Reichel, Megan Alvarez, Emma Jo Dykeman, Abigail Davidson, Samantha Kinton, Ambrose Reichel, Madison McDougall, Madison Levesque, Alexandra Compton, Kristin Levesque, Katherine Taylor, Victoria Page, Hamilton Kerney, Isabella Page, Jaranyl Palacio, Merritt Kerney, Katie Klatt, Annie Grace Wilson, and Leyla Batson “I have to remember the children when I am working on this production — their innocent excitement of being a mouse or a sugar plum fairy for the first time,” said Starrett. “I try to use that energy to bring freshness when I work with the professionals. It really brings me into the holiday spirit.” Tickets are on sale now at the box office, open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To purchase by phone, call (843) 521-4145. Tickets are $40-35-30 and half price for children under 18 years of age. USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC, 29902.

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

BA begins The W.A.L.L. Approach By Tess Malijenovsky

Monday, November 28, marks the beginning of Beaufort Academy’s The W.A.L.L. Approach Interim for middle and upper schools, named in memory and honor of the late Dr. Wall. The Interim is essentially a two-week break from traditional classes in which students use a “Wisdom and Adventure though Lively Learning” approach to school. The concept and development of the Interim was organic, as described by Karen Nuelle, Director of Interim. When she heard Dr. Wall talk about the idea at a parent meeting about two years ago, she approached him with her event planning experience to put his idea into effect. For the second year now, students fill their normal school hours with a wide

variety of interesting classes, from video editing to cake baking and decorating to the history of the Marine Corps. Students in the upper school are also encouraged to do a weeklong internship of their choice and to go on a threeday college trip that visits six different universities. According to B.A.’s college advisor, Sheldon Clark, 100 percent of Beaufort Academy graduates attend a four-year college. During the three-day trip to a range of universities, students will step onto college campuses for a taste of their next ventures in academia. And, as part of Dr. Wall’s vision to expand student horizons with real life experiences, many juniors and seniors will opt for an internship. Nuelle says that the internships are “something

that students can talk about at college interviews or draw upon for future business connections.” She describes the career exposure as economically efficient because students can avoid wasting time and money taking college courses in a field they realize they don’t like. One specific example she and Bethany Byrne, Director of Development and Community Relations, recalled was the male medical intern that decided right away that the labor and delivery unit was not going to be his specialty. The B.A. students can choose an internship host that’s already preapproved by the school, like with Beaufort Memorial Hospital; or they can suggest their own, such as with a family business. Just some of the internship hosts for this

year’s Interim included WTOC, an auto body shop, Creative Cupcakes, Habitat for Humanity, Judge Marvin Dukes, Lowcountry Physical Therapy, MUCS speech therapy and research lab, the naval air base and many others. During Interim, teachers create classes that combine their area of expertise and their passions. O history teacher is combining history with rock ‘n roll in a “Rockin’ the Decades” course. The athletic director is planning on teaching golf, and the media specialist will be teaching a polymer clay class. So many students were interested in yoga that they’re splitting the course into two classes. Stay tuned in weeks to come to hear what Beaufort Academy students have to say about The W.A.L.L. Approach Interim.

Ryan Molzer’s Special Night By Tess Malijenovsky

It was an emotional evening for the parents, teachers and friends of Ryan Molzer when he won 2011 Homecoming King. Ryan is an eighth grader at Lady’s Island Middle School with autism. Even though autism affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills, it didn’t stop Ryan from being a social highlight of the big game. Ryan was most excited about dressing up in a sharp black suit, said his mother Joann. She and her husband recall Ryan’s patience waiting out on the field along with all the other nominees from fifth to eighth grade as each runner up was called. When Ryan started stepping out of line, his LIMS pals helped him out by

Ryan Molzer won Homecoming King at Lady’s Island Middle School.

holding him back: “No Ryan, you have to wait! You have to wait!” Lady’s Island Middle School is Ryan’s comfort zone. “All the teachers and students know him. They are the most supportive bunch of kids,” said Joann. In fact, Joann intends to have Ryan stay at

LIMS for his ninth grade. At the beginning of the school year, Joann talks to all Ryan’s classmates about autism. “I think educating [the kids] keeps them from bullying children that are different or that have special needs.” She points out that Ryan is example of the one-out-of-every-hundred statistic. She also explains that everyone has stimming behavior, such as when we twirl our hair or tap our leg up and down without noticing. While Ryan spends part of his time in school in an adaptive curriculum, he sits in other classes, like English or Social Studies, with all the other students. Joann thinks Ryan may have a photographic memory. She says Ryan can sit down, review a test and ace it without ever having to study. Also,

Ryan gets out in the community, raising money before homecoming for the school’s athletic department, every year for the Walk for Autism, and LOVE for Therapeutic Riding (Ryan’s been riding horses for seven years). “I think a lot of parents will hold their kids back because they don’t think they can handle it or it might be too much for them,” says Joann. “But I think it would boost the child’s self-esteem to be part of the class or school and to be involved in things like [homecoming].” When Ryan won homecoming king, everyone cheered and he was given a black sash. “I cried like a baby,” confesses Joan. “Ryan was thrilled. He just kept saying, ‘I’m the king. I’m the king.’ It was just a wonderful, memorable moment in my life and his.”

school briefs • Nov. 23-25, No school: Thanksgiving Break! • Monday, Nov. 28: Beaufort Academy’s W.A.L.L. Approach Interim begins for middle and upper schools. •Tuesday, Nov. 29: Riverview’s Board of Directors Meeting. • Tuesday, Nov. 29: Beaufort Academy’s annual College Trip begins. • Nov. 29-30: Beaufort Academy’s 5th and 6th graders travel to Atlanta for a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. • Wednesday, Nov. 30: Mossy Oaks’ 4th and 5th graders must turn in their science fair projects. Judging will take place Dec. 1 during the school day; parents may view projects beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the gym; and the award ceremony beings at 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 30: Riverview’s Board nominations are due. B.A. Sailing Club goes to National Championship Regatta The Beaufort Academy Sailing Club was asked to compete in the Great Oaks Invitational Regatta. Beaufort Academy received one of only 36 spots awarded nationwide. The spots are awarded according to the teams’ finish at the

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Beaufort Academy Varsity Basketball Chip Dinkins, the Beaufort Academy varsity basketball coach of 10 years, and his staff Joe Matheny, Chris Conefry and Scott Huebel have intentions of bringing the 20112012 Beaufort Academy Varsity Boys Basketball team to the SCISA AA playoffs. After two solid years of rebuilding, the team looks competitive on the floor this season. Led by SCISA All Region 1-AA guard Preston Suber, the Eagles will be “quick and deep” this year. Six seniors return including Mr. Everything, Jack Griffith. Point guard duties will be split between juniors Connor Akers and Charles Sanford. Seniors Michael Bible, Jordan Littleford and Billy Dailey should hold down the post. The team will rely on quick, aggressive defense to create transition opportunities. Rebounding will be a key to the overall success. Junior Finn Koppernaes and the return of Senior Nathan Cheung should round out the rotation adding depth and scoring. The overall goal of this group is a return to the SCISA AA playoffs after a two-year absence. Next home game at Beaufort Academy is December 8, against Charleston Collegiate. Go Eagles!

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school news “The thing I am most thankful for as the Principal of Whale Branch Middle School are the students, parents, and staff who have opened their minds and hearts to build bridges with one another, and to put our kids first. The faculty works tirelessly to provide outstanding opportunities for students, and the parents are answering our calls. “ Matthew D. Hunt, Principal, Whale Branch Middle School

Giving thanks We asked students, teachers and educators:

What are you thankful for this year?

“I am thankful to have the opportunity to give back to the students and families within the community in which I grew up and using the talents, skills, and leadership tools that I have developed to serve as their elementary principal.” Constance Goodwine-Lewis Broad River Elementary, Principal “I’m thankful for my first baby sister because I only had a baby brother before.” Isabella Troy, 1st grade

“I am thankful that I am an American and because I have a good life and get spoiled all the time.” Gabriel Fehrer, 2nd grade

“I am thankful for my parents, clothes on my back, a roof over my head and food in my mouth.” Keelie Percival, 4th grade

“I am thankful for friends and books.” Jamari Gardener, 2nd grade

“I’m thankful we can make cookies.” Gwen Smith, Pre-K

“I am thankful that when I do a test and I get the wrong answers then I know how to fix it the next time.” Calvin Polite, 2nd grade

“I’m thankful for my dad because he is actually in the Marine Corp and risks his life.” Lacy Miller, 2nd grade

“I am thankful for getting good grades because I work hard.” Malik Doe, 4th grade

I am thankful for the opportunity to guide, mentor and support the fabulous students of Lady’s island Elementary as they achieve great success through their studies and the arts! Melissa Holland, Assistant Principal

“I am thankful for to be an educator. I believe it is a calling, an honor, and a privilege to be trusted to help shape the leaders of tomorrow. I am thankful for the students I teach today and those I have taught in the past. They each help make my life full and blessed. I am thankful to work in a school district that supports the 21st Century learner and helps supply the best in technology in order to help students achieve the highest possible goals. I am thankful to teach at Shell Point Elementary and work with some of the finest people on the planet!” Mary Humphrey, 5th Grade Teacher, Shell Point Elementary “I am thankful for the love that fills my life and my classroom daily. I am thankful to be a teacher and I am thankful for my wonderful students.” Jenna Ehmann, Riverview

“I am so thankful that my students love to read!” Kristi Black, fourth grade teacher

“I am thankful for video games and my mom.” Nicholas Chestang, 4th grade

“I am thankful for Thanksgiving pie!” Justice Dupont, 5th grade

“I’m thankful for my school because it has loving teachers in it.” Grace Hetrick, 4th grade

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“I’m thankful for all my family and for going to a school.” Ansleigh Pingree

“I’m thankful for my family and friends and a great school.” Laurn Bartlett

“I’m thankful for my parents, for my sisters and brothers when we eat together with our grandparents on thanksgiving.” Witt Compton

“I’m thankful for all my friends and family and a great school and a nice teacher, Mrs. Frank.” Cal Harvey

preschoolers from hobbit hill: what food are you thankful for? Hunter Chocolate Fruit: “Wash fruit off and drop it in chocolate. Mix it around. Let dry for 10 hours in the oven. Put it on a tray and serve.”

“We are thankful to be a school where core values of intellect, integrity, leadership, pride and respect are as important as academic achievement; where students exemplify these values every day and where a dedicated staff reaches out to each student to help them achieve success and go onto college. Additionally, we are most thankful that we live in a wonderful democratic country that is protected by the courageous United States Military as well as our own Beaufort police, fire and emergency service staff.” Julie Stewart Corner, Interim Head of School at Beaufort Academy

Jaclyn Macaroni: “I need a pot, some water and noodles, then cook it. Then put salt on it.” Xavier Mashed Potatoes: “You mash them up then cook them. You put bacon bits and cheese inside too.” Dimitri Rice & Peas: “Put peas in a pot then wash the rice. Then Grandma adds rice to the peas. When the rice is done, she puts it in the oven.”

“As a teacher, I am thankful for my current work environment. Everyone is so giving and helpful. As a team, we work together to ensure the constant success of each student. In addition to my colleagues, my students mean so much to me. Every day, they enter the classroom ready to learn new concepts. I could not have asked for a better educational environment, and for that I am thankful!” Dominique Heyward, Riverview Charter School First Grade Teacher

“I am thankful for the fabulous children in my class and the incredibly supportive community of people that I work with.” Mary Spence, 4th grade, Lady’s Island Elementary

“I have a lot to be thankful for: Seeing a dream become a reality; listening to children’s laughter and learning echo in the halls of Riverview; working along side teachers that are passionate, dedicated, and talented; being on a team with amazing women that inspire me; being blessed with two beautiful, healthy children; being madly in love with my husband — life is good!” AnnMarie Bowden, Curriculum Leader/ Riverview Founder, Riverview Charter School

“I am thankful that I get to come to work each day and teach these awesome, wonderful kindergarteners!” Lori Alford, Kindergarten, Lady’s Island Elementary

Symone Ribs: “Daddy washes the meat, then seasons it and then he puts in on the grill for two minutes. Then he puts BBQ sauce on it, cuts it, then we eat.” David Turkey: “Put it in a big pan, cut it. Temperature 711 degrees.” Lauren Pancakes: “Put them in the oven, then eat them with syrup.” Eva Grace Chocolate Cookies: “Cut the cookies out, then put them ni a pan and slide them into the oven for 4 minutes. Take them out and eat them.”

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

USCB athletes ‘Make the Grade’ on and off the field The University of South Carolina Beaufort Athletics Department has reason to celebrate. They have been awarded the Champions of Character Five Star Award through the NAIA Scorecard. Because USCB did not “Make the Grade” the previous year, student athletes worked especially hard to earn this prestigious award. And they will continue working even harder to increase their score. “Our goal this year is to maintain our status of ‘Making the Grade’ and improve our score,” stated Athletic

Director, Ty Rietkovich. “It is my hope that every coach on staff is looking for ways to instill the 5 Core Values of the Champions of Character program into our student athletes.” The Scorecard process is based on the NAIA’s flagship program Champions of Character, which emphasizes five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. To learn more about the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard and Five Star Award visit www.

USCB students host annual holiday 5K Students enrolled in the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Introduction to Sport Event Management course are organizing a 5k “Trot for Tots” in an effort to raise money for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The race will take place on December 2nd, 2011 at the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort, South Carolina. The “Trot for Tots” is being hosted as a warm up to the Savannah Bridge Run, which takes place the following morning. “We hope that the ‘Trot for Tots’ will promote health and fitness in the local community,” said sport event management professor Keri Olivetti. “The students have also decided to use this race as a platform to give to those who may be struggling during the holiday season by collecting toys for Toys for Tots. All of the money raised from this race will be donated to Toys for Tots as well.” Every component of the ‘Trot for Tots’ has been managed by the thirtyseven students are currently enrolled in the Introduction to Sport and Event Management course offered through the Department of Hospitality Management at USCB. In organizing The Trot for Tots, the class divided into 3 teams (Marketing, Environment, and Celebration), each focusing on a different aspect of the race. Students have been responsible for everything: finding a venue, securing sponsors, designing a logo, creating awards, and promoting the event. Not only is the race an opportunity for USCB students to give back to the community, but it provides real world experience in the planning and management of an event. In an effort to make this year’s race the best yet, students are offering a reduced registration fee for those who sign up early, are in the military, or bring a toy to support the cause. The students chose to support Toys for Tots because of the strong ties to Marines in the local community. For more information or to register, please view: uscbtrot4tots/uscbtrot4tots#%21.

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“The scorecard supports and recognizes member institutions and conferences using sport as a vehicle to teach life lessons. No doubt this is a point of differentiation in college athletics and making a huge impact on our 60,000 student-athletes” said Kristin Gillette, NAIA Director of Champions of Character. Institutions were measured based on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in each of the following categories: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character

recognition, and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year. “Making a difference for our athletes both on and off the field is something that we should all take great pride in” said Rietkovich. To his staff, Rietkovich stated “I am proud to be associated with each of you on a daily basis and proud of the example you set for all our student – athletes to follow.”

Deer hunt surprise

Outdoorsman Ken Eversole has many years of experience hunting whitetail deer. On Halloween night he was hunting at his friend’s plantation near Beaufort and caught a big buck. While having the head mounted, the taxidermist told him that his deer had fangs. It is thought that only one in 10,000 deer have this feature, the result of a prehistoric gene.

cardinals nip eagles In the season opener for both middle school girls’ teams, St. Peter’s defeated Beaufort Academy in a nail biter, 20-18. St. Peter’s opened up a 14-4 lead at halftime, but the Eagles stormed back to tie the game at 16 all at the end of the third quarter. In the decisive fourth quarter, Bela Kimbrel scored four ponts to seal a Cardinals victory. Mary Yeager led the Cardinals with 10 and Allison Alvarez and Skyler Nuelle shared scoring honors for BA with 6 points apiece.

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Wolf Pack, a group of runners from the Lady’s Island Running Club, competed at the AAU South Carolina District Cross Country Championships in Lexington on November 19. Garrett Jepson placed fourth in the 11-12 Boys 3K with a time of 13:14. Logan Statler took second in the 9-10 boys 3k with a time of 13:38. In the 8 & Under Boys 2K, Nash Mills finished first in 9:16 and Marlon Belden was third with a 9:32. All team members qualified to compete at the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Fla., on December 3. Pictured above: Front row, left to right: Nash Mills, Eli Smith, “B. B. Wolf ”, Logan Statler, Alex Wyman and Evan Hefty. Back Row: Coach Howard Mills, Garrett Jepson, Heyward Squires, Marlon Belden, Brody Connell, Jack Jepson and Coach Harry Smith.

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This week’s Athlete of the Week goes to an 8-year-old dancer in third grade at Coosa Elementary School, Hannah Lienhop. Hannah attends ballet, lyrical, hip-hop and pre-point dance classes. She recently auditioned for “Nutcracker” with the Columbia City Ballet and was delighted to learn that she was selected for this classic winter performance. Hannah was also chose to dance the part of Little Alice in the upcoming performance of “Alice in Wonderland” with Low Country School of Performing Arts. Hannah’s an honor roll student, pianist and avid swimmer. Congratulations to Hannah for her impressive accomplishments!

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Clamsgiving By Jack Sparacino

According to Wikipedia, “The modern Thanksgiving holiday traces its origins from a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the Plymouth settlers held a harvest feast after a successful growing season.” The menu included wonderful shellfish, including clams, lobster and mussels. Ah, clams. The fishing, crabbing and shrimping are so good down here, I barely gave clams a thought for years. Then one day, while bottom fishing, I got hung up and pulled hard. Lo and behold, up came a rather large clam that had eaten my bait. Aha, I thought, there ARE clams down here, now where to find them in quantity? And without getting stuck in the pluff mud, a sticky habitat that they, but not I, actually like. Here are 10 things I’ve learned in the course of harvesting hundreds of Lowcountry clams, almost 400 years after that Pilgrim feast. 1. Clams are widely distributed in local waters, including saltwater creeks and rivers. The first good place we found was at Hunting Island, more specifically on either side of the bridge going over to Fripp Island. There are many other good places around. 2. Simple works just fine. A garden claw (hand cultivator) or heavy duty

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four prong rake and a bucket are all you really need. 3. Clamming down here is a bit of work. Even in the best beds, plan to spend an hour or more collecting 60 Jack clams (but remember, Sparacino at about 50 cents a clam in stores, you just “earned” $30!). If you prefer to stoop and work on one knee, as I do, wear knee pads or bring an old towel to kneel on. 4. Wear comfortable, sure-grip footwear such as good sneakers or crocs and be very careful when working around oyster beds not to lose your balance and fall onto the very sharp edges of oyster shells. 5. Try to “think like a clam.” Work along grass lines and oyster beds that get wet at high tide. Also try around pilings and in “rough” patches of sand mixed with broken shells between the grass and the water. Look for broken clam shells on the surface. 6. KEEP MOVING. If you don’t find at least two clams within a minute or two, move 5-10 feet and try again. Repeat. 7. Consider discarding any clams that are more than 4 inches across; they tend


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The clams down here are delicious, they just get overshadowed by all the wonderful shrimp and oysters that are available. Here’s a simple recipe for steamed clams that we love: Start with about 50 clams (small is best) that have been thoroughly rinsed off and then allowed to sit and self-clean overnight in a pail of clean fresh or salt water (we use tap water). Chop a large onion; sauté in a pot with butter and olive oil. Add 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning and 3-4 minced garlic cloves. Add the clams, then a light colored beer, a can of diced tomatoes, and a few shakes of hot sauce (to taste). Cover the pot, turn burner to high; check after 5 minutes. Re-cover and continue cooking another 3 minutes if more than a few clams are still closed. Remove pot from heat; ladle open clams and broth into a bowl or serve over pasta (discard any clams that did not open). Serve with crusty bread and a salad; put out some grated parmesan cheese. Throw in some cold drinks or a bottle of wine. Clamsgiving indeed.

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The Airing of Grievances By Chris Damgen

You know those columns you see every year on Thanksgiving week? The ones who describe all the activities and intricacies of said columnist’s supposedly unique traditions? The ones that you can recycle year after year and never tell the difference? The ones when you finish reading them you wonder why do I read this same darn column year after year? Chris Yeah, this isn’t Damgen one of them. Allow me to dabble with a different type of column. I’m a big “Seinfeld” fan. One of the pinnacles of the “Show About Nothing” was its lasting cultural influence, and perhaps my favorite lingering tradition is the celebration of Festivus. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, Festivus was a made-up holiday created by Frank Costanza (George’s father) when he tired of all the commercial aspects of the holiday season. Or, as he tells it: “Many years ago I went to the store to buy a doll for my son. As I reached for the last one on the shelf, so did another man. As I rained blows upon him I realized there had to be a better way! [Out of the destruction], a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us!” There are several key tenants of celebrating Festivus, but perhaps most endearing to many is the socalled “airing of grievances.” Now that I have your attention, I gotta lotta problems with you people, and I’m gonna let you have it! • Beaufort County, SCDOT, The construction on Savannah Highway has continued at a snail’s pace since about 1835. Perhaps we can move it along a bit quicker? • Lady’s Island: Why must you have an apostrophe in your name? As a good friend of mine always said ... two women are better than one. • Happy Wino: The Walmart wine you opined about months ago was terrible! How will I ever get my $4.95 back so I can afford my 3-buck Chuck from Trader Joe’s? • Town of Port Royal: The speed limit on Ribaut Road is designed for ensnarement and entrapment, and you know it. End this misery and allow us Beaufortonians to drive right through your humble burg. • Remaining Mermaids from the “Big Swim”: Give it up ladies. Your time has passed. Time to hang up the pole you’re on and hit the river. • Cable “Providers”: Your service stinks, your Internet is slow, and your unwillingness to bury wires has caused great consternation among our live oak community. • Horse Carriage Companies: You

Before you call me a Grinch, I will be perfectly honest, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love mooching from others’ hard-earned dinner preparations. make Congress look like angels with your inability to get along. By the way, the White House was not modeled after a home in Beaufort built in 1852, so relax with the tall tales. • Bill’s Liquors: You remain hazardous to my health by stocking every conceivable libation known to man. • School District: Closing one of your top-performing schools in the interest of financial stability doesn’t make you penny wise. It makes you pound foolish. • Bluffton: Just because. • The “Beaufort” Gazette: We get it; you’re trying to re-establish a Beaufort presence with your cutesy sign on Boundary Street. You’re not fooling anyone, so quit with the shtick and give up the name. We gave up on you a long time ago. The Island News for life. Now, before you call me a Grinch, I will be perfectly honest. Thanksgiving happens to be my favorite holiday of the year. I love mooching from others’ hard-earned dinner preparations. I love watching the Lions lose year after year. I love the feeling of immobility that one has shortly after dinner is over. I love the after-Thanksgiving drinks one has with friends at a bar so one can get away from annoying relatives and bratty kids. But what I really hate is that Thanksgiving is getting swamped over and forgotten by the monolithic nemesis of a commercial “holiday” that occurs the next month. Every year, it seems the Christmas creep gets worse and worse. Last year, stores were beginning to offer Christmas layaway in August. This year, there will be stores opening up on Thanksgiving night. It has gotten so bad that one Target employee started a petition that has attracted thousands of signatures in support, stating how the commercial madness of the season has removed so much of the meaning of the holiday. Christmas is still near and dear, but for goodness sake, can we just celebrate it as it really ought to be? Not with our current greediness. I suppose it’s easier to be greedy than to be thankful. And perhaps that’s the biggest indictment that we as a society have today, and the last grievance that I leave with you. Happy Festivus to all, and may all your grievances melt away with the snow that we are rarely privy to have in the Lowcountry.

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The Life Story of Ferron Square By Peggy Perry To prove that he wasn’t a cowardly square, The bold young square took a dangerous dare. He made a big leap, Crashed in a heap, And needed three weeks of hospital care. Then he became a cautious square Who did nothing but prepare, prepare. He planned with care To go here and there, But he never quite went anywhere. As he aged he became a wiser square With a balanced view that he would share: “Know when to stop, when to go, When to say yes, when to say no. Beware. Take care. But go somewhere.”

The YMCA of Beaufort County is hosting a Little Elves Workshop for children ages three months and up. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th from 10AM-4PM and gives you plenty of time to finish your Christmas shopping while we watch your kids. This event will be sixhours packed full of fun, holiday activities for your child including: swimming in the North Pool, two take-home handmade Christmas crafts, holiday singing and gym games. Parents can expect a fun and safe environment with lunch provided for children 2 years and above.

A cold lunch must be packed for children under 2 years of age. Kids are asked to bring a positive attitude along with their swim gear. They are sure to have a great time at the YMCA Little Elves Workshop. Stop by the Wardle Family YMCA on 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal to register for this event. The cost is $20 per child and $10 for siblings. New Y members are always welcome. If you would like a tour of the facility or for more information, stop by 7 days a week or call 843-522-9622 to speak with one of our friendly staff.

scouting for food Cub Scout Pack 272 at Coosa Elementary had a food drive on Nov. 19 and donated can goods to St. Peter’s Catholic Church - Our Lady’s Pantry. Pictured from left to right are: Joseph Santoro, Joseph Patterson, John Curtis McGown, Ian Seguine, and Burak Henderson. Food banks are in great need of food during the holidays. A Cub Scout gives good will and by participating in a Scouting for Food program, each scout comes one step closer to fulfilling that promise. Across the country, thousands of packs and troops with millions of scouts collect tens of millions of pounds of food which is distributed to needed neighbors each year.

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Women put Nativity scenes on display By Pamela Brownstein

When Charlotte Boe got her first Nativity scene years ago, she had no idea it would lead to her current collection of more than 40 scenes. A member of the ladies circle at First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte is not the only woman who shares a love of Nativities. Last year, when the group went to visit the abbey at Moncks Corner, they admired the beautiful scenes depicting the birth of Jesus Christ and wanted to make a display of their own, said church member Marion Leach. “We decided it would be nice to show our collections to the public,” Marion said. “We will display them as attractive as we can.” On Friday, December 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, there will be more than 57 Nativity scenes on display in the educational building of First Presbyterian located at the corner of Church and North streets. There are 19 women contributing to the display and all the scenes are unique. Some are handmade, wooden, silver, clay, or straw. Charlotte even has a scene made from corn stalks.

Holly Karnath has been a member of the church for almost 20 years and has an elaborate scene she made herself at a pottery shop when her and her husband were first married in 1977. “Some are elegant, some are rustic, all represent the birth of Jesus,” Holly said of the church display. The Nativity scenes also come from all over the world: Peru, Africa, Vietnam, Russia, China, Italy, Germany, Holland and more. “For us, this is what Christmas is all about,” said Charlotte. “This is not just about Santa Claus; it helps to have the visual reminder.” This event is free to the public, but donations are accepted.

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Beaufort remembers one of its favorite sons By Gene Brancho

Friends, relatives, and admirers of Smokin’ Joe Frazier attended two local ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to celebrate the life and legacy of the former Olympic Gold Medalist, Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Beaufort native. Born in Beaufort in 1944, Frazier died at the age of 67 on November 7, after succumbing to liver cancer in Philadelphia. Hundreds turned out at Beaufort’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park as Frazier’s daughter, Jacqui Frazier Lyde, herself a former boxer and one of his 11 children, eulogized her father as being a a wonderful father and provider. Lyde, now a Municipal Court Judge in Philadelphia, thanked her family and George Foreman for their support. “My father could not be brought to Beaufort, but his spirit is here,” she said. Local officials and personal friends of Frazier’s spoke at the ceremony also. Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling spoke of what Frazier meant to Beaufort, and also of his “when you go down, you get back up” attitude. Mayor Keyserling concluded that “Joe and I lived in seperate worlds in Beaufort, but shared a lot too.” State Senator Tom Davis recounted Frazier’s receiving the Order of the Palmetto last year, and longtime Frazier friend and boxing trainer Charles Singleton talked of their friendship and said “training at Joe’s gym was the highlight of my whole life.” With bagpipe music to start the ceremony, and a group of current amateur boxers including several children concluding the ceremony by ringing a boxing bell 15 times — signifying 15 rounds in a boxing match — Beaufort said goodbye to a hometown hero.

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The November meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution featured a program about Tamassee School, the National DAR-sponsored residential school facility located in the Upstate. This is an outstanding resource for troubled, abandoned and abused children; and members in attendance were moved by the program and were encouraged to support this facility and visit the property when in that area. In keeping with the education theme of the meeting, the chapter’s annual Good Citizens Awards were given to two remarkable local students who exemplify the character traits of fine American citizenship. Students Hannah Durbin of Beaufort High School and Madeline Griffith of Beaufort Academy were chosen by faculty members of their respective schools. The winners each received a pin, a certificate and a cash award. The ladies of the DAR are always enthusiastic in their recognition of students who are serious about holding themselves to high standards and thereby setting a positive example for their fellow students. Pictured from left is Nancy Crowther (Chapter Regent), Miss Durbin, Miss Griffith, and Marie Litchfield, Chapter chairman of the Good Citizen Awards Committee. The meeting ended with a tea reception so members could meet and congratulate the award winners and their families.

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Eat lunch, learn history at HBF’s Book & A Bite Book & A Bite, Historic Beaufort Foundation’s lunch time book and author series, will feature the author and the Beaufort illustrator of “Water to My Soul: The Story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney,” Wednesday, November 30. All “Book & a Bite” programs are at noon in the Verdier House ballroom, 801 Bay St. Award-winning author Pamela Bauer Mueller will introduce Pinckney’s exceptional life in the colonial-era lowcountry and her impact on the region’s economy. Along with local photo restoration artist Gini Steele, Mueller also will discuss their collaboration on the book and its production. Called the first important agriculturalist in the U.S., Pinckney took over the operation of three Charleston plantations when her mother died. At 17 years old, she began cultivating and creating improved strains of indigo. In 1745 only about 5,000 pounds of indigo were exported from the Charleston area, but due to her success, that volume grew to 130,000 pounds within two years. Indigo became

second only to rice as a cash crop. Pinckney was so well-regarded by her contemporaries that President George Washington served as one of the pallbearers at her funeral. Author Mueller’s life took exotic turns as a model, an actress, a customs agent, a Spanish teacher and eventually to the writing of historical novels for children and adults. She won Georgia Author of the Year awards in 2006, 2008 and 2009. She also has been recognized with an Independent Publisher Book Award. Illustrator Gini Steele contributed her talent for restoring and reproducing historic images to the book. She and her husband, Richard, operate Steele Studio in which they have created an extensive collection of historic photos of the coastal southeast. “Book & A Bite” tickets are $5 per person. Those who attend are invited to bring lunch. Beverages will be served and guests are welcome to tour the house and its exhibits after the program. Call 379-3331 with questions.

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Well, in the wine world, there’s always the one new thing this time every year. Beaujolais Nouveau. (We usually call it Nouveau Beaujolais, but that is the Americanized version of the name; the French switches the order of the words because their adjectives follow the noun they refer to.) Either way, “nouveau” means “new” and in this case refers to the new Beaujolais wine of the current year. So, every year, there is another Nouveau Beaujolais. Despite whatever wine you currently like, the coming of each year’s Nouveau should be duly noted because of all it stands for. So, today, we’re going to remember, and maybe learn, some tidbits about Beaujolais and Nouveau and re-appreciate one of the world’s great wine phenomenons. Beaujolais is a French wine appellation, located at the southern end of the Burgundy region, ending with the city of Lyon. The wines from this area are predominantly red, light bodied with relatively high levels of acidity, aromatic and distinctly “grapey” tasting. They are made from the Gamay grape, a thinner skinned red variety that is particularly well suited to “carbonic maceration,” a process in which whole grape clusters are put into cement or stainless steel tanks and the weight of the upper bunches crushes the grapes beneath them and the fermentation starts with the natural yeasts. Then, the carbon dioxide that is a by-product of fermentation seeps into








release date for Nouveau was changed to the third Thursday of November for the best marketing benefits. Duboeuf is still the biggest producer of Beaujolais wines. Over the years, Duboeuf Nouveau has always been available. Every year the wine has a different label, a commissioned painting adapted for the bottle. This year’s is a graffiti-inspired bistro scene by a Brooklyn artist. Some people collect the bottles and labels. The 2011 wine is full of red cherry and banana fruit flavors. It is soft, juicy and bright. Its fresh acidity shows best when the wine is slightly chilled — about 20 or 30 minutes. Some years, we’ve even been able to get one or two other Nouveau wines. This year, a second one is from Bouchard Aine. It is also full for red cherry flavors, light tannins and a bit more full bodied than the Duboeuf. Like with any other category of wine, there is a range of styles in Nouveau. When there is a chance to try more than one, why not? If we step back and remember that this wine celebrates the harvest of this year’s grapes, and Thanksgiving is a celebration from our country’s early history, maybe they should go together. Or, you can wait until Christmas dinner if you prefer. Although meant to be drunk young, Nouveau Beaujolais will last for several months. So, let’s celebrate for whatever reason. These wines are only about $10 each and fresh and fun. Happy Holidays! Enjoy.

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A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D. BACK PORCH GRILL: 950 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 525-9824; L.D.

BARBARA JEANS RESTAURANT & BAR: 47 Ferry Road, Lady’s Island; 524-



RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS: 14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

SAN JOSE: 5 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island, 524-4001, and 2149 Boundary St., Beaufort, 524-5016; Mexican; L.D.


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


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2400; Home-style Southern; B.L.D.

St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; B.L.D. Corners, 1 Merchant Lane, Lady’s Island; 524-8779; Soups, salads, ice cream; B.L.D.

9 Market, Habersham Marketplace; Mexican; 644-1925; L.D.

SANDBAR & GRILL: 41B Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 524-3663; L.D.

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.

SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D.


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

BLUE DOG CAFE: 736 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, inside The Lowcountry Store; 838-4646; L.

BOONDOCKS RESTAURANT: 760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 8380821; D.

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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


Building on a tradition that started down the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s knows that fresh, quality ingredients make good subs that have sandwich lovers coming back for more. Jersey Mike’s Subs is located at The Crossings of Beaufort, 272 Robert Smalls Parkway. For more information, call 843-379-8820 or visit their website at

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

HECKLERS: 2121 Boundary St., Suite

Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-5232; Salads, sandwiches, appetizers, sports bar; L.D.

100, Beaufort Town Center Beaufort; 3792090; L.D.

CAROLINA WINGS & RIB HOUSE: 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal;


379-5959; Wings, ribs, sports bar; L.D.

St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.


HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

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

Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; Japanese; L.D.


JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

11th St. W, Port Royal; 524-7433; Seafood; D.

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

FACTORY CREEK FISH COMPANY: 71 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 379-3288; Seafood; L.D.

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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


2001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9601; Buffet-style Southern cooking; B.L.D.


Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D.

FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway, Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D. GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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


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

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


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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,


STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;

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

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


Beaufort; 470-0188; Ice cream and sandwich cafe; B.L.

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

LADY’S ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB: 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady’s Island; 522-9700; L.D.

LIGHTHOUSE DELI: 81 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; L.D.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 521-4882; Mexican; L.D.

LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway; Beaufort; 470-1100; Mexican; L.D.

LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE: 910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; Burgers, salads, seafood, bar and grill; L.D.

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Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D. SUWAN THAI: 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

SUZARA’S KITCHEN: Newcastle Square, Beaufort; 379-2160; B, L.

MARYLAND FRIED CHICKEN: 111 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.

MEDICAL PARK DELI: 968 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-0174; B.L.

NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood,



Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.


Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

SHRIMP SHACK: 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L. 809 Port Republic St., at The Beaufort Inn, Beaufort; 379-0555; L.D.

Port Royal; 522-1222; Steaks, salads; L.D.

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

St., Beaufort; 379-9061; B.L.


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

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

SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary


burgers; 379-8555; L.D.


SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive, Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.

TOOTING EGRET BISTRO: 706 Craven St., Beaufort; 521-4506; B.L.

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

UPTOWN GRILL: 1001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-3332; L.D.

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

WEEZIE’S CRAB SHACK: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2197; Seafood, burgers; L.D.

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D.

PIZZA INN: 2121 Boundary St., Beaufort

YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

St., Beaufort; 379-9300; B.L.

379-0300; Italian, wood-fired pizzas; L.D. Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

Town Center, Beaufort; 379-8646; L.D.

PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D. Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 5551212; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D. REAVES FISH CAMP: 1509 Salem Road, Beaufort; 522-3474;; L.D.

RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.

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

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THEME: AT THE GYM ACROSS 1. Can cause mass destruction 6. *Part of a strength training set 9. Ball of yarn 13. Fear-inspiring 14. Husk of corn 15. It has two doors 16. “Boy _____ World” 17. “He ___ and drank the precious Words...” 18. Packers QB 19. *Lookout man 21. ____ the Great, king of Persia 23. Rolled grass 24. Colored 25. Socialist, abbr. 28. ____ E. Coyote 30. Silver in a cloud? 35. Often done cold turkey 37. Harsh, as in remark 39. Oil tanker 40. “Do ____ others as you would have them do...” 41. _____ like a dark cloud 43. Bog down 44. Sour in taste 46. Feed storage 47. Don’t forget to hit this button when done 48. Ennui 50. *Done to a sparring partner 52. Bear’s winter hangout 53. Conservative talkshow host 55. File a suit 57. Red light, green light 60. *Dumbbells and plates 64. Narrow water-filled gorge 65. And not 67. Greek bazaar 68. Raja’s wife 69. *Sometimes follows injury 70. Himalayan country 71. *____ gym, accessible to everyone 72. Kicked in yard game

73. Proficient DOWN 1. Tailor’s actions 2. Sound from rival of #28 Across 3. Black and white treat 4. Catcher’s gear, pl. 5. Bequeath 6. Back seat 7. Jack Sprat couldn’t do this to fat 8. College president 9. Sweet talk 10. Used in angling 11. “”Iliad,” e.g. 12. Skin cyst 15. *Exercise of the heart 20. Piaf or Wharton 22. Unagi 24. Ascetic Muslim monk 25. *Glute exercise 26. 1/16th of a pound 27. Recognized 29. Vietnam’s neighbor 31. Jodie Foster’s “____ Island” (2008) 32. It describes the siege of Troy 33. Courage to go on 34. Light signal 36. Reality TV actress Spelling 38.“Wilhelm ____” by Friedrich von Schiller 42. Agitate 45. *Often done in four counts 49. Police ___ shot 51. Region of northeastern South America 54. Type of boom 56. Pelted, as with eggs 57. *Congratulatory gesture 58. *Listen to one on headphones while exercising 59. Bad luck predictor 60. Kind of bird 61. It springs eternal? 62. Try not to fall into this 63. Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of this 64. “To and ___” 66. South American tuber

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

Happy Holi-dog-day!


he holiday season came bustling in this week with all the bells, bows, rich foods and company. As we settle into the hustle, let’s remember our Best Friends appreciate a happy, safe holiday, too. When planning a festive occasion, consider the following: Train, don’t complain: Our dogs don’t come pre-programmed, they rely on us to teach them acceptable behavior. Jumping up, stealing food, counter cruising, idiot barking and digging are all perfectly normal behaviors — to our dogs. Unfortunately, they are also behaviors that irritate owners. When holiday houseguests arrive, when there’s an excited energy in the air and when the household is completely off schedule, it becomes the perfect time for our dogs to engage in unwanted activities. Help remind your dog to remember what is expected of him by practicing and rewarding desired behaviors on a daily basis. Even your old, well-trained beenaround-forever dog will welcome the attention of a brush-up of basic skills. Decorations or disasters? It was our first Christmas in Vermont. My son and I cut our own tree. It was a big spruce, almost touching the ceiling. The tree was so big we used every ornament we owned. And then we went to bed. The next morning, my son called up the stairs in that tone all parents recognize, “Mommmm?!” During the night, Tucker, our 7-month-old Labrador meticulously removed and smashed


Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

BowWOW! Is a production of Tracie Korol and wholeDog. Tracie is a holistic behavior coach, a canine massage therapist (CCMT), herbalist, and canine homeopath. Want more information? Have a question? Send a note to Tracie at or visit www.

In a perfect world, our dogs would behave just like those robot-dogs in the Hallmark specials. But in the real world we need to out-think or pre-think our beloved pets. almost every glass ball from his standing head height down. To illustrate, as if on cue, he reached up, grabbed the last ornament and smashed it in his mouth, wagging furiously. He was so proud, he got down all the BALLS. A quick check of his mouth for cuts, a quick call to the vet: “Bread?” — “Yep, bread. Watch his stools.” Just the words you want to hear on Christmas Day. From then on we had small, tabletop trees. A cautionary tale to be mindful of holiday decorations — strings of lights, breakable ornaments, poisonous plants and glowing candles can fascinate curious pups. The gift of management: In a perfect world our dogs would behave just like those robot-dogs in the Hallmark specials. However, in the real world we need to affect our management skills to out-think or pre-think our beloved

pets. If Barney is a skilled, if occasional, counter-cruiser, consider baby-gating him out of the kitchen during peak preparation/service times. Use your dog tools — baby gates, tethers and x-pens are extremely useful in times of highlevel distraction. Whenever possible, give your dog something to do rather than let him get creative and find something to do. Pre-gift your dog a stuffed Kong or a Buster Cube. Working a food puzzle or a chew is the dog equivalent of “sit and color.” Leave the leftovers: While it’s nice to

think we’re going to maintain a good diet through the holidays, the solution is not peeling off the turkey skin and handing it to the nearest dog. Rich, fatty foods will cause stomach problems ranging from simple upsets all over the carpet to pancreatitis, a serious condition often requiring hospitalization. At your holiday table, provide tiny bowls of kibble or baby carrots for guests, who might feel guilty in their own personal gluttony, to slip to the dog lurking under the table. Respect each other: Avoid forcing your dog on non-dog people and do not let your guests force themselves on your dog. Some folks become very uneasy upon getting “haired up,” as I like to call it and conversely, some dogs do not care to serve as pony for the rodeo-grandchild. Set clear ground rules for how your dog is to be treated and if necessary, be prepared to remove your Best Friend if guests are unable or unwilling to follow them. Watch your dog for signs that he’s uncomfortable — yawning, lip licking, turning away or actively trying to get to anywhere else. If you know you dog has a fear or aggression issue, do everyone a favor and park him, with his Kong, in his crate, away from the action.

PET OF THE WEEK Silvia is an adult female Grey and Cream Persian. She is a loving girl and loves to be scratched on her head. Citizens who visit the Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Control to turn in an animal or look for a lost pet may do so anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those who wish to adopt an animal must do so between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The shelter is closed on Sunday. The facility is located at 23 Shelter Church Road off US 21. For more information, call (843) 255-5010.

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what to do Church hosts annual Thanksgiving Dinner

The Parish Church of St. Helena will host the 32nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Community Service on Thanksgiving Day at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held in the 299-year-old Parish Church at 11 a.m., where worshippers will gather to first give to thanks to the Lord. Following the service, dinner and fellowship will be served across the street in the Parish House. All are welcome. Dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Take away meals are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for those who want to carry meals to the elderly or home-bound. The dinner is a gift to the community with admission being a smile and a thankful heart.

Noted leaders discuss Beaufort’s history

Brought to you by Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association and Cosponsored by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Beaufort Leadership History will be held Wednesday, November 30, 5:30 p.m. Social, 6 p.m. program at the Beaufort Arsenal. Cost: Free. A noted historian and the city’s current mayor will join longtime former Mayor Henry Chambers in a discussion of Beaufort leaders past and present at a free Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association forum Nov. 30. Larry Rowland, history professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, and Mayor Billy Keyserling also will participate in the event. The panel will discuss the history of Beaufort’s leaders. Keyserling, a former state legislator and city councilman, has been mayor since 2008. Chambers was mayor from 1969 to 1990, and his tenure included conversion of the city’s run-down waterfront to the public park that now bears his name. Rowland is an authority on local and state history and is one of the authors of the 1996 book “The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina: 15141861.” RSVP appreciated for planning purposes but not required. Information: Contact Charlotte Gonzalez, LBAA secretary, at 843-575-2366 or charlotte.

Chamber holds annual Legislative Reception

When: Thursday, December 1, 6 - 8 p.m. Where: Historic Beaufort Arsenal, 713 Craven Street, Beaufort Cost: $35 for members, $70 for nonmembers What: The Annual Legislative Reception provides an opportunity for chamber members to networking with local and state elected officials. The chamber will present our 2012 Legislative Agenda to our elected officials. Additionally, our state legislative delegation will have an opportunity to discuss their goals for the upcoming legislative session. Please RSVP to Amy Kaylor at or 843.525.8524.

Garden Clubs plant trees for Arbor Day

The Beaufort Council of Garden Clubs, in collaboration with the City of Beaufort, will be planting Golden Rain Trees in the newly named Neils Christensen Park at

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 11/18 - Tues. 11/23

The Immortals “R” Showing DAILY 12:05-2:15-4:30-7:05-9:10 Twilight Breaking Dawn “PG13” Showing DAILY 12:00-2:20-4:40-7:00-9:20 Puss N’ Boots “PG” Showing DAILY 12:00-2:00-4:00-7:00 Jack & Jill “PG” Showing DAILY 12:05-2:15-4:30-7:05-9:10 Happy Feet 2 “PG” Showing DAILY 12:00-2:10-4:20-7:00-9:00 Tower Heist “PG13” Showing DAILY 9:00 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806

Pigeon Point on Arbor Day, December 2 at 10 a.m. The trees are to honor Arbor Day as well as to mark the historic 300th anniversary of Beaufort. Also, on December 10 at noon at the National Cemetery, the national organization of Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths. The Beaufort Council of Garden Clubs has donated to this worthwhile project for the past few years and will continue placing wreaths at the National Cemetery honoring our veterans this year. For more information, call Cecile Dorr at 843-838-2781.

‘Pocahontas’ will be performed at BHS

“Pocahontas” will be performed by The Gingerbread Theater at Beaufort High School Auditorium. A talented group of young actors bring to life more than just the legend of a princess. They bring to life a story of a young girl who stands up for what she believes in and does what was right, even when it is difficult to do so. Performances are Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $3. For more information, please call 3222152.

Fripp Friends of Music brings back pianist

Fripp Island Friends of Music brings back pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Julliard graduate Pandolfi, a leading interpreter of George Gershwin, will perform selections from Liszt, Chopin and Gershwin. Sunday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. at Fripp Island Community Center, Fripp Island. The cost is $20 a person; $10 for students. Free Fripp pass at gate. Attendees are invited to join the artist at a catered event after the performance. For details friendsofmusic/ or call 843-838-6655.

Writing workshop explores memoirs

Treat yourself to a break from the stresses of the season with a relaxing,

toes-in-the-sand sort of experience. Join fellow writers for an Afternoon of Memoir on Sunday, December 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. We’ll use author Natalie Goldberg’s (“Writing Down the Bones”) method of timed writing practice to springboard creating chunks of memoir that you can then weave into a story based on memories for yourself, friends and/or family members. You can even roll your creation, tie it with a ribbon and sneak it into stocking as a gift from the heart. Bring a favorite notebook or journal, several just-right pens and a desire to spend a couple of hours in your creative, nurturing right brain in my sunlight-filled home at 72 Bostick Circle in Battery Point. The cost is $35 per person. I am a freelance writer workshop leader and writing coach. Memoir is my best-loved genre. For more info, contact Katherine Tandy Brown at (843) 3795886 or

42nd Senior Citizens’ Tea will be at MCAS

The 42nd Senior Citizens’ Tea hosted by the Officers’ Spouses Club of the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will be held at the MCAS Officers Club on Sunday December 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Tea, a favorite event for local senior citizens is an afternoon of fun, food, entertainment and holiday cheer. All senior citizens are welcome and there is no cost to attend. Limited transportation is available. Join us for this time honored tradition; RSVP by November 30 to Kate Jindrich at (843) 476-6948 or for reservations and information.

Photo With Santa Fundraiser at studio

Captured Moments Photography at 1402 King Street in Beaufort is hosting a three day ‘Photo With Santa Fundraiser’ to benefit HELP of Beaufort. Bring your little ones to the studio on December 12, 13, or 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. and have their photo taken with Santa Claus himself. Who needs a drive to the shopping mall this year? Cost per sheet is $20, and portions of the proceeds benefit HELP of Beaufort. Please call Captured Moments Photography at 843-379-0223 for more information.

Drop off locations for Toys for Tots campaign

• Once again this year, Ballenger Realty is a drop-off location for the Toys For Tots campaign. Please bring your new, unwrapped toys which will be distributed as Christmas gifts to the Lowcountry needy children between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Ballenger Realty, 613 Carteret Street. There is ample parking on the side and back of the building. • You can also drop off your toys at Merry Maids, 829 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906, Monday through Friday from 7a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 522-2777.

Groups offer weekly bereavement meetings BEREAVEMENT GROUP When: Every Tuesday, 5 p.m. Where: Summit Place of Beaufort 1119 Pick Pocket Plantation Drive Beaufort, SC 29902

Tidewater Hospice and Summit Place have joined together to offer a weekly bereavement group. This free forum will provide help to people who have experienced a loss and would like support and information associated with grief and bereavement. This is a group for those who have experienced a death of a loved one. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to integrate this change into their lives in order to move forward. For more information, contact: Marie James, MA, Tidewater Hospice at 843.757.9388.

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room. The next meeting will be December 13.

Beaufort Belles chorus welcomes new members

The Beaufort Belles, a ladies chorus, will begin rehearsing for their annual spring show on Monday, January 9, 2012. They meet every Monday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room at the Baptist Church of Beaufort on Church St. Questions call 524-1888, 838-5787 or visit

Beaufort Business Alliance to meet

The Beaufort Business Alliance, a division of BNI (Business Networking International), is currently accepting applications for new members. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world and this is an exclusive one business per industry networking group. The Beaufort Business Alliance offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. Meetings are every Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the third floor of the Beaufort Town Center (above Moe’s & Jimmy John’s). Contact: Joel Iacopelli at 843-524-6954.

Call for art: How would you renew the nude?

How would you renew the nude? Submit your original art for a February 2012 juried art show/gallery event organized by the Friends of Planned Parenthood of Beaufort County. Deadline to submit is January 29, 2012, contact plannedart@ for details.

SEND US YOUR EVENTS FOR WHAT TO DO Have your organization’s upcoming event or meeting listed in The Island News. Send us the important facts: don’t forget to include what, where, when, who and any other details or contact information by Monday to see it run in the upcoiming issue. Please send all emails and inquiries to

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networking directory AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING KFI Mechanical, LLC 399 Sam’s Point Rd Lady’s Island, SC 29907 Tel. 843-322-0018

Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

John C. Haynie President 843-524-0996


The Collectors Antique Mall

Jane Tarrance Furniture, Glassware, Collectibles, Multi-dealer, 5,900 sq. ft full of antiques, art Free parking! 843-524-2769 102 C Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island Center Beaufort, South Carolina, 29907


Christopher J. Geier

Attorney at Law, LLC Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Located on the corner of Carteret and North Street Office: 843-986-9449 Fax: 843-986-9450

auction/estate sales

Damn Yankees Auction House

Steve Allen Always buying or consigning quality • 843-784-5006 • 843-784-2828 • 843-784-5007 Fax

discount merchandise

Low Country Outlet

TVs, electrontics, clothing, general merchandise, bedding, pet food, toys, groceries and more. 843-470-9000 53 Sams Point Road (S.C. 802), Next to Comcast. Lady’s Island, SC

driving lessons

First Step Driver Training, LLC

Tommy Collins, Instructor Teen/Adult/Fleet/ and 4 Point Reduction Classes 843.812.1389 Licensed/Bonded/Insured Over 27 years law enforcement experience


Closeouts • Bargains • Deals Over 21 years in Beaufort and Savannah $56,175 donated to Local Churches and USO. Check us out on Facebook and Craigslist.

Restored by Faith

Furniture Restoration and Repair 15 years experience with Bishop Enterprises Jason Berry, Owner (843) 252-1824 14006 Kader Street, Beaufort, SC 29906

Merry Maids

Bob Cunningham 522-2777 829 Parris Is Gateway Beaufort, SC


Broad River Construction

Chandler Trask (C): 843.321.9625 (P): 843.522.9757


Dawn H Freeman MSW LISW-CP

Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy 43 Sea Island Parkway 843-441-0627


The Beaufort Day Spa 843.470.1777 304 Scott St. massage ~ facial ~ mani/pedi waxing ~ spa packages spa packages

Skincare & Waxing Specialist Halo Salon and Spa 184 Sea Island Pkwy Lady’s Island 29907 843-524-4256 Facials, brow & lash tinting, body treatments, waxing


Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717

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

INTERIOR DESIGN 12 Celadon Drive Lady’s Island - Off Sam’s Point Road at the Clock Tower 843-524-2329 * M-F 10-5:30


Lawn Solutions

Collins Pest Control

Tommy Collins 843-524-5544 Complete Termite and Pest Control Residential, Commercial, Free Estimates, Licensed and Insured

PEt grooming

Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting Brittany Riedmayer 843-476-2989 • 843-522-3047 • Member of National Dog Groomers Association of America. • Change your dog from Fabulous to Furbulas with a personal touch.

PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

843-524-5455 We’re now providing a new level of patient comfort.


Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

Brett Doran Serving the Lowcountry for over 20 years. Service, New Construction, and Remodeling. (843) 522-8600

property management

Palmetto Shores Property Managment

Lura Holman McIntosh Call 525-1677 or fax 524-1376 PROPERTY MANAGEMEN

LURA HOLMANROOFING McINTOSH OFF. 8 Broker-In-ChargeDA Roofing Co. FAX 8 E-Mail: Donnie Daughtry, Owner Call us for ALL of your roofing needs. New Construction, Residential and Commercial, Shingles, Metal, Hot Tar & Hydrostop.

All repairs and new additions. FREE ESTIMATES 524-1325


Southern Sentry, LLC

Security & Fire Alarms, Video Surveillance, Access Control Locally owned. Personal service. Call Dave Roos @ 470-0700 or email info@

Jim Colman 843-522-9578 Design, Installation, Maintenance

Walker’s Lawn Maintenance



Carol Waters Interiors

Jennifer Wallace, DMD 843-524-7645

65 Sams Point Road 843-525-6866 New patients welcome!

Marketing Consultant Full service marketing consulting for your smaller business. Social Media Marketing • Marketing Representation • Networking ...and more. Phone: 843-441-7485 email:

For All Your Insurance Needs

Palmetto Smiles

Dr. Jack Mcgill Family Dentistry

Gene Brancho




Walker DuRant 843-252-7622

46 Cedar Crest Circle, Beaufort Cutting • Edging • Blowing Weed Eating • Small Clean Up Licensed and insured

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tree service

Southern Tree Svs. of Bft., Inc. Ronnie Reiselt, Jr. P.O. Box 2293 Beaufort, SC 29901 843-522-9553 Office 843-522-2925 Fax

classifieds AUCTIONS OCEAN-FRONT LOT AUCTION: Dewees Island (Charleston SC) WILL SELL at or above $149K! Dec 10 @ 10AM. Mike Harper 843-729-4996 (SCAL 3728). for details. ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377. AUTOMOBILES DONATE YOUR CAR to USO and HELP SUPPORT AMERICA’S TROOPS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Hassle Free. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days Week 1-888-9997901.

Call Amanda at 843-284-5595 or Visit PROFESSIONALS WANTED PART-TIME Navy needs PS military officers or qualified citizens to join the Navy Reserve as Medical, CIS/ IT, Supply, Engineering, Chaplain or Special Warfare officers. College degree, physical and age requirements. Benefits & retirement & money for education. Contact: JOBS_RALEIGH@NAVY.MIL or navyreserve. com. HELP WANTED-DRIVERS DRIVER - STABLE CAREER, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Sign On Bonuses Available! Top Industry pay & quality training, 100% Paid CDL Training 800-326-2778

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES ALLIED HEALTH career training - Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-4819409

loaded. 52.3 to 55 cpm for O.D. loads. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Call: 843-266-3731 EOE CLASS A - CDL FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED with Great pay/ benefits/guaranteed pay/ 2 yrs exp. required. Call JGR 864-679-1551, Greenville and Gaffney SC locations. JOB SECURITY. Tough economic times but we have company and owner operator jobs. OTR truck driving with the CAT CONCORD, NC 704-7825137 x 10 BUNCH TRANSPORT Our fleet is GROWING! We need DRIVERS to grow with us! Class A CDL 2yrs Exp Min. Sign On Bonus! 800-255-4807 Ext 5120.

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November 24, 2011  

Beaufort local news

November 24, 2011  

Beaufort local news