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NOVEMBER 8-14, 2012




oters took to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Of the 106,882 registered voters in Beaufort County, 73,676 cast ballots, making voter turnout 69%, according to the Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration. In local races, Mike McFee and George O’Kelley were re-elected to Beaufort City Council, while Michael Rivers, James Beckert and Geri Kinton won seats on the Beaufort County Board of Education.


Beaufort bans texting and driving. see page 3


Wendy Goller’s art exhibit: “Reel Women Go Fish.” see page 13

Poll worker Iesha Singleton, right, watches as voters cast their ballots Tuesday at Community Bible Church. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Penn Center honors 30th Heritage Days The 30th Annual Heritage Days Celebration showcases the history of Penn School and the rich cultural legacy of the Gullah Geechee people of the Sea Islands from Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10. Victoria Smalls, the history, arts and culture coordinator at Penn Center, said families and friends return to St. Helena Island every year for Heritage Days, and she anticipates approximately 20,000 attendees this year. Since Penn Center is also celebrating 150 years, organizers have many special things planned, including youth day, a parade, food, music, art exhibits, discussions and more. See page 20 for a full list of events. For more information, contact Penn Center at 843-838-2432 or or visit

find our safety first sponsors and win! Lee Levesque, the Public Information Officer of the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire Department, presented Pam Rimer of Lady’s Island a $50 check for winning The Island News’ Safety First contest. Ms. Rimer surprised a grateful Levesque by then signing the check over to the fire department as a gift. This week, there are advertisers inside the paper that support an important safety message. Find all those participating by looking for the Safety First logo (it could be color or black and white), then list them in an email to You will be entered into a drawing where the winner will receive a $50 prize! Also inside, get tips on how to stay safe in the kitchen during the “Cooking Season.” See Page 2.



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What do you think is the number one cause of home fires in America today? Hint: It has been the leading cause of fires in our nation for more than a decade! Many people I have asked that question to have said smoking, heating, electrical, etc. But those are second, third, and fourth, respectively. The National Fire Protection Agency has determined that the number one cause of fire in America today is COOKING. So, why would firefighters want to talk about cooking safety in November? We are entering what is recognized as “The Holiday Season,” but to those of us in safety fields we call it “Cooking Season.” So while you whip up your family’s favorite treats in the coming months,

Lee Levesque is a Firefighter and Public Affairs Officer at Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire District. Contact him at 843-252-3431.

we ask you take just a moment to consider the following: • Unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in home fires. Always pay attention to cooking and never walk away. • 66% of cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials. Keep a pan lid close and a fire extinguisher closer. • Ranges accounted for the largest share (58%) of home cooking fire incidents. Regardless of how you are

cooking, keep safety in mind. • Frying poses the greatest risk of fire. Fryers should be used at least 50 feet from any structure and NOT on porches. • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. Protect yourself and don’t become a statistic. Please take a few moments each day during this season to consider safety for you and those you love. Those moments could prevent hours, days, or even lifetimes of recovery if the unexpected were to occur. As always, please feel free to contact your local fire station for all of your safety questions and concerns or join us on Facebook at Beaufort County (SC) Fire Chief ’s Safety Education Team (S.E.T.).

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Sheriff ’s Office up for re-accreditation

The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office wishes to congratulate the following personnel in recognition of their achievement and dedication. Effective as of the Monday, November 5, ceremony, the following Sheriff ’s Office staff has been promoted: • Jerry Cook, Lance Corporal • Todd Duncan, Patrolman First Class • Shannon Harmon, Sheriff ’s Tech I

Beaufort man gets 20 years for stabbing

A 25-year-old Beaufort man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2011 stabbing death of a Ridgeland man in the carport of his Fox Lane home. Jeremy Major pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to one count of voluntary manslaughter for fatally stabbing Ricky Busby on July 1, 2011. Witnesses reported seeing Major stab Busby in the abdomen during an argument over money. The case was prosecuted by assistant solicitor Tameaka Legette. Judge Perry M.

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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) has scheduled the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office for an onsite assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation for the Sheriff ’s Office. The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with standards that address agency functions such as: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. The Sheriff ’s Office became an accredited agency in July 2010. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a Public Information Session scheduled for Sunday November 18 at 6 p.m. The session will be conducted in the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office, training room, second floor, 2001 Duke Street, Beaufort. Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by telephone at 843-255-3276 Tuesday November 20, between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. Comments will be taken by the CALEA assessors. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session should address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA standards.

Beaufort cost of living index rating released

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce released today that the Beaufort/Port Royal/Bluffton’s cost of living index for the third quarter of 2012 was 100.1, just slightly above the national average of 100. The individual sections of the survey indexed grocery items at 105.2, housing at 89.5, utilities at 114.0, transportation at 101.2, health care at 91.9 and miscellaneous goods and services at 103.7. The national average for each individual section also holds a national average of 100. The cost of living index is administered by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce collects the data locally for this index.

Port Royal man pleads guilty to home invasion

A 19-year-old Port Royal man pleaded guilty to a violent 2011 home invasion and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Robert Curnell pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime on Thursday afternoon. On August 14, 2011, Curnell and four other suspects kicked in the door of a home on 16th Street in Port Royal and brutally, and repeatedly, beat the resident, a 21-year-old man. The suspects wore bandanas to cover their faces and were armed with a handgun. They stole a number of items including two televisions, guitars and other electronics.

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Beaufort bans texting and driving Young drivers under the age of 18 prohibited from cell phone use, too, under new law To protect drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians and property owners, the City of Beaufort outlaws texting and emailing while driving. Also, people under age 18 cannot text or use a cell phone while driving. Enforcement begins Nov. 10, 2012. “This is about safety and this is about saving lives and preventing injuries. It’s not about writing tickets and taking people to court,” Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy said. “Texting while driving is suicidal, and I’m not sure most people should be talking on the phone while they’re driving a two-ton vehicle. “Our goal is to inform and to educate. Texting and driving don’t go together. ‘Get the message: Don’t text and drive’ is our motto,” Clancy said.

Beaufort’s anti-texting ordinance resulted from concerns expressed by City Councilman George O’Kelley and studies of South Carolina laws and those in other states that addressed the dangers of texting while driving. After legal review, the City Council approved the new law to take effect this month. Why is texting and driving dangerous? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the

Pew Research Center’s Pew Internet & American Life Project: 1. 45 percent of U.S. adults owned a smartphone as of September 2012, and 66 percent of people ages 1829 own smartphones. 2. In 2010, 3,092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and another 416,000 were injured in car and truck crashes involving a distracted driver. This includes texting, emailing, talking on the phone, changing radio channels or CDs, and other activities in the vehicle that distract the driver’s attention. 3. Eleven percent of all drivers under age 21 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the

largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. 4. In June 2011 there were more than 196 billion text messages sent or received in the U.S., almost double from June 2009. 5. Young adults (ages 18-24) exchange 109.5 messages each day, per person. 6. 18 percent of injury crashes in 2010 were reported as distraction-affected crashes. 7. 40 percent of all teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. 8. Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. For more information, visit www.

beaufort county veterans day parade and ceremony will be monday The Beaufort County Department of Veterans Affairs invites you to attend the Veterans Day Parade and the Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, Nov. 12. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. It will follow the city of Beaufort downtown parade route that begins on Rodgers Street parallel to the cemetery and goes down US 21 toward the Woods Memorial Bridge with a right turn onto Bay Street, another right at the Federal Courthouse and back toward the cemetery up Bladen Street. All marching units and other participants are asked to line up on Rodgers Street by 9 a.m. The Parade Grand Marshal for this year’s Veterans Day Parade will be Lieutenant Colonel William R. “Skeet” Von Harten, USMC, (Ret.), and former Chairman of Beaufort County Council. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, with the Keynote Speaker being Captain Joan R. Queen, MSC, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Beaufort.

teach your children well Starting your children off with the right view of finances is so important these days — especially when debt seems to be a common way of life for so many. We can, however, change the way our own children look at money. Here are some important lessons to teach your children about their money: 1. Money Does Not Grow On Trees. Children do not understand, at least not at first, that there is not an unlimited supply of money at the bank, or on the credit card. Explain to them the process that they can only buy what you have money to pay for. 2. Saying “No” To Some Unnecessary Things. One of the most valuable lessons a child can learn is to willingly choose to say “No” to some purchases - even if they want it. Do not give them money every time they want it - this teaches them that there is a bottomless supply - when there isn’t. 3. It Is Important To Save. Besides saving for something that they really want, which is a good reason in itself, teach them to save for unexpected things. For instance, if they receive a regular allowance, or, are working after school and earning some money on their own, teach them to put aside a regular percentage — say 10-15%. 4. Establish A Budget. Once your child

is receiving a regular amount of money, you will want to show them how to plan for a wise use of that money. Help them to know how to set money aside for basically three different things: money to spend now, money for special purchases that require savings, and long-term savings. 6. Teach Them About Credit Cards. Credit cards and checking accounts are similar in that they provide ease of purchase, but without the necessity of carrying cash. Your children only see you handing over the plastic, or another piece of paper. But they never see that cash is involved — it is behind the scenes to them. Show them how that you must pay monthly for both and that you should never buy more than what you can afford - except for some larger purchases - because the bills for it will come! 7. Give Regularly To Good Causes. Probably one of the greatest joys that a child can have in the use of their own money is the joy that comes from willingly giving their money to causes greater than themselves. By learning to give some of their money often to causes such as their church, or a charity, they learn that their money can be a blessing to others.

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Sometimes, electrocution is worth it By Cherimie Crane Weatherford

I have never been much of a couch potato, a movie buff or basically anything that requires a level of stillness my capabilities lack. Getting my hair done is even a test in futility, as I am fairly certain my stylist would rather have pre-sweetened preschoolers in her chair. Occasionally, I am forced by some ailment, selfinflicted injury or inclement weather to squint through the channel list to find something to kill a few brain cells and save a few calories. Having a slightly sordid sense of humor, the title “Snapped” usually gains my immediate attention. It is a documentary of sorts depicting stories of women who finally went ever so gently into the dark side. One after another these stories tell tales of murder, mystery and what women are capable of if you catch them on the wrong day. Although most women will attest that these are rare, unusual occurrences with sudden unpredictable bursts of violence, I often nod and silently tell myself that, although I don’t agree or condone, I sure do know how such behavior may occur. Some episodes have me yelling, “Well what did you expect her to do?” at the narrator while describing the acts of a woman who had obviously been pushed to the limit.

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Women have a switch, not the kind you find in the woods to hand your grandmother after you put your fishing worms in her best china but rather a switch that clearly divides what is controllable and what is not. Somewhat of a shock collar that singes us back to our acceptable territory should we dance on the boundaries of appropriate behavior. It transforms us quickly to a place and time where only one decision remains. Sometimes electrocution is worth it, sometimes it isn’t. Anyone who has read any of my ramblings knows of my peculiar career choice, my flair for the traumatic and my incredible knack for stepping in a steaming pile of life. This week has tightened my shock collar so that electrocution in many cases would be gravy. To

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November is national hospice care month November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. “Coping with a serious or lifelimiting illness is not easy. In fact, it might be the hardest work you’ll ever do. Working with doctors and hospitals, navigating the maze of care needs, figuring out insurance coverage, all in addition to taking care of your family can be overwhelming,” said John Beal, Community Relations Liaison. “We want the community to know that there’s help available that brings comfort, love and respect when they’re most needed.” Hospice Care of South Carolina provides pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice care is the highest level of quality care with the emotional and spiritual support that is so important for patients and family caregivers coping with serious life-limiting illness. “We’re working hard all year-round

to make sure people know the full range of services that we provide in the community,” added Beal. “Yet during November, we ramp up our efforts to raise awareness of the high-quality care that’s available. In fact, that’s the message behind this year’s Hospice Month theme: Comfort, Love, and Respect.” Every year, more than 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive hospice services. Hospice Care of South Carolina’s local professional team takes the time to talk with you and help you understand your illness and what care options might be available. Hospice Care of South Carolina ( is the leading hospice provider in South Carolina. For more than a decade, the group has been changing the way people think about hospice care by focusing on living, and focusing on what the end of life can be. For more information about hospice services, contact John Beal at 843-6053155 or visit

avoid starring in my own episode of “Snapped,” I attack the keys on my keyboard as if each beaten, faded letter stole my chocolate and called me fat. Maybe I am the only woman in the world who practices Voodoo in her head while being party to mind-numbingly outrageous conversations, but I doubt it. I can’t help but wonder what would happen if for one day, possibly even just one hour, women all over the world put down their makeup, stopped trying to ease the discomfort of all of those around her, and for once said exactly what she was thinking, exactly what she meant, at exactly that moment. I am thinking it would force the cast of “Snapped” to look for alternative employment or at least speed up the line at the drivethru pharmacy. Just like most, I trudged through the mud of this week without being arrested, without appearing on the 6 p.m. news, all the while quietly contemplating the risks and rewards of calling a duck a duck. Women are as beautiful and complimentary as a string of pearls, but just as likely to go all over the place should the thread finally break. I toast all the women who stay within the often restrictive boundaries of behavior. And silently, with complete compassion, I also toast those who don’t.

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I’m in agreement with a recent writer about the Boundary Street redevelopment. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and the intersection of S.C. 170 and Boundary ain’t broke. Spend all that money on other road projects or maintenance. I would be glad to compile a list of roads, intersections old rail crossings that need attention and fixing. Our DOT is mandated with moving traffic, but all of the recent projects in our area do nothing but constrict traffic flow: the Bladen Street project, the medians in Port Royal that closed a few

businesses, the constriction of traffic from Charles Street to Bellamy curve. Let’s do the best with what we got and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Boundary Street redevelopment costly I have owned a business on Boundary Street for more than 30 years now. Mayor Keyserling, his family and City Council members love Beaufort. I know that. I do not understand why they are so completely bent on spending millions of dollars that no entity has to spare to make a traffic situation much worse.

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More about Monsanto and genetically modified food Wayne Dyer, noted philosopher, made the statement, “What you are against, weakens you, what you are for, strengthens you.” I am for the labeling of Genetically Modified foods, as only then will the public realize how pervasive is the practice of inserting other life-forms into our food — right or wrong. And it’s not just corn. According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, cows, pigs, farmed fish, and chickens are given GMO corn, soy, and wheat as feed, so even the meat you eat may contain Genetically Modified material. Next on the list are zucchini, squash, and canola; as in canola oil. In addition, cottonseed oil, which is now a predominantly GMO crop, is used for margarines, fat hardening, and is the most commonly used oil for potato chip frying. Finally, 80-85 % of all corn grown in the United States is Genetically Modified, and not only is corn in cereal, chips, and high fructose corn syrup, but corn-derivatives are also found in breads, granola bars, pastries, soft drinks, jams, jellies, ice cream, and ketchup. And even

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Genetically Modified foods, but I would admit right here, that what has secretly driven this series is not GM food and the possible consequences of eating it. For me, it’s always been about the farmers. You see, if my grandfather was still planting that sea of green organic corn, and his neighbor was growing GMO corn across the road (or even on the other side of a buffer zone), this is what could happen, might happen, one breezy summer day — cross pollination. If pollen from the GMO corn blew into my grandfather’s field, and it tainted my grandfather’s organic corn, well, ‘tainted’ would not be how one of Monsanto’s field agents would look at it. Monsanto’s agent, after proper testing, would see to it that my grandfather would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law — for patent infringement. And if I think of my grandparents at 60, the age that they are the clearest and the strongest in my mind, sitting at their kitchen table, fingers already gnarled and swollen from arthritis, reading through the latest injunction against them by Monsanto, I struggle with how perverse that would be. And I wouldn’t understand at age 10, or as a woman of 52, why my grandfather couldn’t just as easily sue Monsanto for “non-containment” of their product, and win — but it doesn’t happen, not in the United States.

But someone is fighting for the farmers of the United States. The Public Patent Foundation, Representing the Public’s Interest in the Patent System, filed suit preemptively in 2011, “on behalf of 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations ... against Monsanto Company to challenge the chemical giant’s patents on genetically modified seed.” Plaintiff, Jim Gerritsen, a family farmer in Maine who raises organic seed and is President of lead plaintiff Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association based in Montrose, Colorado, said, “Today is Independence Day for America. Today we are seeking protection from the Court and putting Monsanto on notice. Monsanto’s threats and abuse of family farmers stops here. Monsanto’s genetic contamination of organic seed and organic crops ends now. Americans have the right to choice in the marketplace to decide what kind of food they will feed their families — and we are taking this action on their behalf to protect that right to choose. Organic farmers have the right to raise our organic crops for our families and our customers on our farms without the threat of invasion by Monsanto’s genetic contamination and without harassment by a reckless polluter. Beginning today, America asserts her right to justice and pure food.” This suit was dismissed due to its “preemptive” nature, and is currently in the appeal process.

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Advice on how to safely use mobile banking As mobile banking grows in popularity as a consumer banking service, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Palmetto State Bank are offering consumers advice on how to safely use mobile banking so they can be protected while managing their finances. “Mobile banking, one of the industry’s fastest growing trends, gives our customers flexibility and the chance to manage their finances anytime, anywhere,” said Jeff Gerhart, chairman of ICBA and of Bank of Newman Grove, Neb. “To stay ahead of demand, community banks are investing millions

to secure their banking channels, but consumers need to make informed decisions, while avoiding the scams and schemes that are growing up around this new technology.” ICBA and Palmetto State Bank offer these tips for consumers on the safe use of mobile banking: 1. Invest in an antivirus application for your mobile device to help protect you when downloading apps or mobile content. 2. Never provide personal identification or banking information over your mobile device unless you initiate the contact and you know that

you’re dealing directly with your bank. 3. Never share your password, account number, PIN and answers to your security questions. Don’t save this information anywhere on your phone. 4. Never set the app, web or client-text service to automatically log you in to your bank account. If your phone is lost or stolen, someone will have free access to your money. 5. Set the phone to require a password to power on the handset or awake it from sleep mode. 6. Remember, your bank would never contact or text message you asking for personal or banking information.

Assume any unsolicited text request is fraudulent. Giving this information places your finances and privacy at risk. 7. Immediately tell your mobile operator and your bank if you lose your phone. “Whether they choose mobile, online, or in-person banking, we want to help customers manage their money safely and wisely,” said Natalie Wheatley, Vice President, Palmetto State Bank. “If customers have any questions, they can contact us at Palmetto State Bank, and we can guide them through the mobile process for added insight and confidence.”

FWDG’s 22nd Annual Coat Drive kicks off Cooler weather means families need jackets and coats — but in Beaufort County, too many needy families go without. That’s where FWDG’s 22nd Annual Coat Drive helps thousands each year. “We live in a beautiful place, but sometimes we forget that even in all this beauty there are families in great need,” said Larry Mark, president of Furniture Warehouse Design Gallery, also known as FWDG. “We can help keep children and parents warm by donating jackets,

coats and sweaters. This year, FWDG is kicking off the annual Coat Drive with a special Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Business-After-Hours event Thursday, Nov. 8. Refreshments are being prepared by Summit Place of Beaufort’s Chef Kent. While admission is free, participants will receive one coupon for each coat, jacket or sweater they donate to the Coat Drive that night. One winning coupon will be drawn for a $250 FWDG gift

certificate, Mark said. Over the past two decades, FWDG founders Larry and Robyn Mark have shared more than 39,000 gently-used coats with Beaufort County families. FWDG has once again chosen HELP of Beaufort, Bluffton Self Help and the Deep Well Project on Hilton Head to distribute the donations to families in need — ensuring your donations help local Beaufort County residents. Jackets, coats and sweaters can be dropped off at collection sites through

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If you’ve been thinking about attending Saturday’s performance but haven’t made up your mind, maybe the following will help — one way or another. Since I’m not familiar with this comparatively new opera, I’ve combined a collection of reviews by a few critics who have already “been there, done that.” • About the composer. Thomas Ades (pronounced AH-diss) wrote “The Tempest” for a critically acclaimed world premiere in London in 2004. Based on Shakespeare’s play, the libretto — by Meredith Oakes — has been condensed mostly into rhyming couplets sung in modern English. The production and direction is the inspiration of Robert Lepage, best known for his creative leadership of Cirque du Soleil. Following The Met’s premiere on Oct. 23, here are some headlines that appeared in the following days: Wall Street Journal: “The Realm of Magic at its Imaginative Best”; The New York Times: “An Inspired and Personal ‘Tempest’ Makes Met Debut”; The Associated Press: “Tempest at Met: The Magic’s in the Music”; and Bloomberg News: “Shrieky ‘Tempest’ Finally Washes Up for Met Premier.” • About Ades’s music: The Associated Press: “A compact piece, barely two hours of music, but profoundly dense and intricate in the way it manages through shifting melody, rhythm and orchestral texture to recreate the world of the play in all its tumult and richness.” The Wall Street Journal: “One of the most compelling new works of recent years, magical in every respect. Mr. Ades has written a work with challenging roles

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but the text gives shape to Shakespeare’s wondrously confounding plan and stays out of Mr. Ades’s way.” The Associated Press: “Although this occasionally results in doggerel, for the most part it transposes the text into simple, singable verse.” The Washington Post: “Oakes’s libretto is awful!” (Ouch!) An example of the lyrics cited by Variety: “You lie, you whine, you waste my time.” • Praise for the singers! Beginning with soprano Audrey Luna as Ariel, who must deliver 17 high E’s in her first 19 bars of music. Variety says, “The vocal standout of the evening is Audrey Luna whose entire role is written in such a stratospheric range that one might assume only dogs can hear it. Not only does she nail every note, she presents such a quivery, highly stylized physical characterization that she seems, appropriately, not of this earth.” The Wall Street Journal: “Luna ... seems to pierce the sound barrier with one of the highest and outrageously difficult arias in the opera repertoire.” The Associated Press: “The astonishing Audrey Luna not only sings all those high D’s, E’s and F’s with aplomb, she also bravely entrusts herself to various harnesses and wires.” Reviewers also praised the charismatic baritone Simon Keenlyside with compliments such as “a grave, volatile and vocally chilling Prospero”; “an opera singer who understands theatrical performance and movement”; and “a performance with somber dignity and strong vocalism.” Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard drew praise from the The New York Times for her “lovely, vocally warm and sympathetic portrayal” of Prospero’s daughter, Miranda. Lepage turns the island of “The Tempest” into the La Scala opera house in the 18th century with Prospero as its impresario, working his spells on the island of his banishment. Act I looks into the auditorium from the stage; in Act II, we are watching the stage from the audience; and in Act III, the action takes place backstage in the first scene and in the finale, a cross-section of the stage and the house. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a Saturday afternoon (weather permitting) but are you willing to miss an opera you might later regret? As for myself, I’ll be going. Among many other reasons, I want to hear how they rhyme a couplet matching “daughter” with “loiter.” Tickets are on sale at the USCB Center for the Arts Box Office at 801 Carteret St., and will be available at the door one hour before the performance. Adults $20, seniors and OLLI members $16, and students under 18, $10. All seating is assigned. For more information, call Center for the Arts director, Bonnie Hargrove, at 843-5214145 or hargrov@uscb./edu. With last year’s technology upgrades to the USCB Center for the Arts theater, the larger screen and improved sound will provide an even greater sense of “you are there” to this season’s live performances from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. For more information, go to www.


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youth orchestra to perform Beaufort Youth Orchestra is holding upcoming concerts and the public is invited to be part of the beauty of music with these young performers. Beaufort Youth Orchestra is a branch of Beaufort Symphony Orchestra. Even so, it is a complete orchestra of its own, made up of young musicians from all over Beaufort County. Twice a year, musicians ages 11 to 20 audition for the group. If their skills are advanced enough, they may join the orchestra and meet once a week for rehearsals. After months of juggling school work, extracurricular activities, private practice time and group rehearsals, the young

musicians are ready to weave their craft of orchestrated song for all to hear in their performances. The first concert will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Sun City. The second concert will be on Tuesday, November 20, in the Fellowship Hall at The Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. The musical selections for this performance series include pieces from “Chicago,” Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, “My Fair Lady” and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. All concerts are free and open to the public.

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“... To make it clear, Femmes Savantes” by Moliere. I wish to be preferred, you see “I had the printed text with me while the friend of all mankind watching,” Daniels reminisced, “and I is not a friend to me ...” decided on the train home to see what it So declares Alceste, a self-proclaimed would look like in English verse. Before “honest man” about his love-interest, the you knew it, I translated nine plays.” confounding and coquettish Célimène Not just any plays — Moliere wrote — proving not only that opposites do in the 17th Century, in rhyming verse, attract, but the action about social climbers, of the attraction is also gold diggers, hypocrites, satisfaction! scoundrels and quackAlceste is the main doctors. character, played “I kept the formality wordily by actor of the rhyming couplets. Michael Weaver, of the Rhymes add to the “comedy of manners” humor, you can sense opening at ARTworks the word before the on Thursday, Nov. 8. In sentence is completed,” this comedy of manners, Daniels explained. He the actors will speak had to update some of in verse and move like the jokes, but only to Melissa Florence and Megan they’re attending their Cone, as Arsinoe and Celimene, elicit the same reaction most formal king, yet in “The Misanthrope” by Moliere, from the audience. at the same the play has Director JW Rone now showing at ARTworks. been craftily updated by is framing the formal none other than Beaufortonian Daniel H. language with modern dress and Daniels. He translated this classical and technology — as the characters pirouette influential play, and in response to this through conversations, they will also paramount creative endeavor, director be Tweeting, in our current mode of JW Rone decided to produce it. socializing. Why would Daniels do such a thing? “Moliere smacks of school and After he retired, he decided to study erudition,” Daniels said, “but he wrote for French, which he had “missed” in his all, the common people and the kings, all career in the foreign service. Spending the levels saw humor, and that’s what proves summer in France, he saw the play “Les his genius.”

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Barbershop style quartet entertains around town

Recently, a quartet from the Beaufort Harbormasters called Tidal Fource wandered from floor to floor, room to room, entertaining both the sick and the givers of care at Beaufort Memorial Hospital by singing a variety of songs in barbershop style. This was the second visit this quartet has made to the BMH. Last June they sang 34 times in their twohour visit, this time 30. Songs ranged from typical barbershop oldies “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” to a special a cappella rendition of “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” ������������ to traditional Christmas songs. This visit was organized and guided by Chris Nietert, the hospital’s coordinator of the Healing Arts Program. “You guys

are a gift to the hospital — to the staff as well as the patients,” Chris told the quartet. “Singing makes people feel better, causing them to focus on something other than their illness.” The visit to Beaufort Memorial was just one of the many times Tidal Fource and the Beaufort Harbormasters have performed around town. Last year they entertained at the Lions and Rotary clubs, the Republican dinner, Night on the Town and at all the area nursing homes. Recently they sang at the 9/11 ceremony held in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and at the Naval Ball at Parris Island. Last January, one Sunday afternoon (during the NFL playoffs!) found the chorus at the

Tidal Fource is seen at the hospital. The singers are, from left, John Devlin (tenor), Jim Rowe (lead), George McMurtry (bass) and Hal McCann (baritone).

Air Base singing for spouses and children of deployed military. Quartets have also

delivered singing Valentines to spouses of deployed servicemen. The Harbormasters are all volunteers, men who enjoy singing and the camaraderie such an organization offers. They come from a variety of professions, and rarely have had any training in music. In addition to singing at rehearsals, each member learns his parts by practicing at home or in the car with special CD’s where his part predominates over the others. The Beaufort Harbormasters rehearse every Monday evening, 6:45-9 p.m. at the Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island. Men who love to sing are invited to attend. If interested, just show up or give Hal a call at 843-476-0117.

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The Beaufort Belles are pleased to announce the selection of their new director, Ginny Martin, who comes to the singing group with extensive barbershop directing and coaching experience. Ginny attended Sweet Adeline’s School and will share new techniques with the chorus this year as the singers continue to grow and achieve new performance levels. They are also excited to be practicing in their new location at ���������

The Beaufort Belles, a female barbershop singing chorus, perform in their annual show with the Beaufort Harbormasters.

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choir room, 81 Lady’s Island Drive on Lady’s Island, Mondays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Beaufort Belles are a female barbershop chorus who enjoy singing music arranged in traditional four-part harmony. If you like to sing the high notes, the low notes, or the melody in the middle, there will be an open house Monday, Nov. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m., in the new location. You’ll warm up, sing a few songs, meet the members, and have a

good time. They are currently rehearsing Christmas songs for the upcoming holiday season. In January, they will begin preparing for their annual April show with the Beaufort Harbormasters featuring patriotic music. They also sing at community events, civic group meetings, area assisted living centers and nursing homes, and other venues throughout the year. For more information, please contact Karen Van Slyke at 838-2643.



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the world of art, seldom do you hear more profound advice than “paint what you love and it will show in your work,” says local artist and Realtor Wendy Goller of Beaufort. “With that in mind, it was natural for me to paint from the photographs and memories of great saltwater fishing trips.” Wendy’s art series, Reel Women Go Fish, will be featured at The Gallery, 802 Bay Street, on Saturday, November 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited. As a South Carolina native growing up in Columbia, Wendy earned numerous awards through the Scholastic Art Association. Going on to major in art at the University of South Carolina, she studied painting under renowned artist Phillip Mullen and drawing under illustrator Chris Jones. Although earning a BFA from USC, Wendy decided to go directly into the restaurant business after college. In 1978 she opened Wendy Ethel’s

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ABOVE: These two tired kayakers make their way to the beach after crossing the finish line last Saturday, Nov. 3. The men were participating in the annual Hunting Island Paddle Festival at Hunting Island State Park. The race was open to kayaks, canoes and paddle boards, as seen in the background. TOP: Vivi Verity and 4-year-old son Tripp make their way out of the lagoon during Paddle Fest at Hunting Island State Park. The Veritys finished the 3-mile course on a paddle board. RIGHT: Kayaks line the beach of the lagoon after Paddle Fest last weekend.

Congratulations to Beaufort Academy’s All-Region Athletes! Volleyball • Senior Megan DeBardelaben, All-Region Volleyball • Senior Charlotte Delfosse, All-Region Volleyball Tennis • Senior Hope Keane, AllRegion Tennis and All-Region Player of the Year • Senior Mary Catherine Carmody, All-Region Tennis • Sophomore Natalie Simkins, All-Region Tennis • Tennis Coach Larry Scheper, Region Co-Coach of the Year


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• Senior Running Back (#33) DJ Franklin was chosen as the Battery Creek Offensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance in the Dolphin’s opening round playoff win versus Waccamaw on November 5th. DJ rushed for 81 yards and several key first downs that kept Dolphin drives alive to secure the 21-13 win. The win DJ Franklin marks the third time in school history that the Dolphins have won a playoff game. DJ also plays outside linebacker on defense and is a kick returner for the Dolphins. Coach Shuman stated: “DJ is a tremendous guy. He understands his role on the team and comes in and delivers every time the team needs him. He has been a great asset to the team this year.” • Senior defensive linemen (#51) Michael Harbin was chosen as the Battery Creek defensive player of the week in the Dolphin’s 21-13 playoff win. Michael graded out at 85% and recorded 3 solo tackles, 2 assists, and 2 tackles for loss. Coach Shuman stated, “Anytime you have someone Michael Harbin of Michael’s size and strength in the middle, you are going to have a successful night on defense. He is a great player.” • Senior defensive linemen (#99) Willie Doe continued his outstanding season in the Dolphin’s 21-13 win over Waccamaw. Willie graded out at 90% and recorded 5 tackles and 3 assists. Most importantly he had outstanding hustle all game long Willie Doe fighting off blocks and making plays all over the field. The coaching staff selected Willie as the teams’ most valuable player in the team’s win. Coach Shuman stated “Willie is a special player with amazing talents. He always promises they will not score again and they never do. Willie leads our team and our defense and has been an integral part of our success this year. He and all the seniors will be greatly missed when the season is over.” • Junior inside linebacker (#81) Chris Daigle was awarded the team’s sideline award for his efforts during the Dolphins first round playoff win over Waccamaw. The sideline award recognizes the player who is always right there when you need them and provides strong positive energy to those on the sideline. Chris Daigle Chris is a reserve middle linebacker and also plays wide receiver for the Dolphins. Coach Shuman stated “Chris is a talented player with a heart of gold.”



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St. Helena Elementary hosts artist-in-residence Using recycled materials to build a campus rain garden, Artist-inResidence Amos Hummell (at far right) teaches Teri Matelak’s STEM students how to collect water and build a solar powered fountain outside the St. Helena Elementary School cafeteria. Using science, art and math skills during the extended learning week, the students measured for area, volume, perimeter with geometric shapes. St. Helena students mold and decorate pavers to support the water collection pool, with the help of teacher Teri Matelak and Artist-in-Residence Amos Hummell. FAR RIGHT: A St. Helena Elementary STEMS student displays her paver molded and decorated with items collected from the beach. AT RIGHT: Amos Hummell instructs the STEMS students in the construction of the pool and fountain they are building. “Water collection is serious business,” says the artist. “One school building can collect 30-40 gallons of rainwater per week.”

From left: G Simmons, Kendra Rogers, Sophia Martin and Whit Suber.

CHESS CHAMPS On October 27, in Statesboro, Ga., the Ogeechee River Scholastic Chess Tournament was held. Beaufort Academy chess team dominated other Georgia chess teams. In the K-2 grade section, BA second grader G Simmons won first. Young Mr. Simmons went undefeated in this section. Kendra Rogers won second place, and 1st grader Whit Suber won third. Sophia Martin won 2.5 games as the K-2 grade team won first place overall. In the thirdfifth grade section, Beaufort Academy’s Luke Rhatigan won 2.5 games and 4th grader Kevin Rogers went undefeated in the section. The tournament had 154 players in its attendance. This was Beaufort Academy’s chess team first tournament of the year.

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A case of Senioritis By Grace Stewart

Senioritis: “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences and lower grades.” Is it a myth? Coming from a senior, the answer is “No.” Once you step onto that senior turf at school, you immediately want to just stop everything and leave for college/work/military — anything! From writing that 500 word essay to plugging in your SAT scores, seniors just want to be done with it all and leave Beaufort to move onto bigger and better things. Every one of us yearn to arrive at school next year, wherever it may be, and know that we are now capable of being responsible adults and prepping for college courses on our own. Coming from a senior at Beaufort Academy, it is a little annoying to hear last year’s visiting graduates talk about how amazing college is and to see all of the pictures they are tagged in on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t get me wrong, we love the class of 2012, but it is that one more year that the class of 2013 has to wait to get to that point. One benefit of being so close to that grade is having people to talk to about knowing what we need to accomplish in order to survive our first year at college. I already was reassured from a freshman at Clemson University that AP biology is indeed going to be an asset next year, rather than thinking of it as that tough sixth period class.

To all of the underclassmen out there, believe me when I say that high school will fly by and you will be a senior before you know it. I know that this seems a far off bit of advice, but once you smile for that camera on senior portrait day in August, you will soon come to the realization that the last three years have gone by so quickly. I have a sister in the ninth grade, even she didn’t believe me when I told her this at the beginning of the school year. But as I have gone through my last football game, my last fall dance and my last fall festival over the last past three months, she has seen that she needs to relish each and every day of high school because before she knows it, she’ll start her own parade of “lasts.” So now what to do? I still have twothirds of the year to go as a senior and it is not until June 1 that I will don my cap and gown and collect my diploma. As my teachers say, I have to buckle down and “keep on trucking” because colleges can always take away your acceptance if they see that you have been infected with falling grades due to senioritis. I think for now, I will be in the moment — enjoying the rest of my “lasts” before I move on to a new set of “firsts.” Grace Stewart is a senior at Beaufort Academy who will be contributing biweekly columns about student life.

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Two students at Lady’s Island Elementary School were surprised during the school’s academic celebration with new bikes. Janyia Wilson, a third grader, and Benjamin Baughman, a fourth grader, bought raffle tickets for the bikes using magic dollars they earned for good behavior. The magic dollars are part of the Positive Behavior Incentive. The Holiday Inn of Beaufort donates two bikes each quarter to the school as incentives for excellent behavior. Lady’s Island Elementary is so thankful for the Holiday Inn’s generosity and their commitment to support Beaufort County Schools.


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school notes BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Thursday, Nov. 8: Parents Association Meeting, 3:20 p.m. Childcare provided. • Friday, Nov. 9: Upper School Art History Class to visit Rock & Roll Photography Exhibit in Charleston. • Monday, Nov. 2: PreK & K students have half day of school, teacher in-service in the afternoon. • Tuesday, Nov. 13: 5th graders to Nemours Plantation. • Tuesday, Nov. 13: A representative from Georgia Southern University will be on campus at 3 p.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 14: SCISA State Drama Festival in Sumter • Thursday, Nov. 15: Eagles Eat Out! Upper Crust will donate 20% of all proceeds back to BA from that evening. LADY’S ISLAND MIDDLE • Thursday, Nov. 8: There will be a special Cougar Chat with representatives from the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will be here to discuss “Tips to Talk to Your Child About Love, Sex, and Relationships”. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Theater; refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Don Martz at 322-3110. • Friday, Nov. 9: Please be reminded that the cookie dough delivery is in the LIMS cafeteria. The 7th and 8th graders pickup time is from 2-2:30 p.m. and the 5th and 6th graders pickup time is at 3:30 p.m. If your child has a large order, it is recommended you pick up your child’s order. Questions, call Monica Hampton at 843-252-1480. st. HELENA ELEMENTARY • Tuesday, Nov. 13: PTO board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the community room, the SIC will meet at 6 p.m. followed with a PTO meeting for all parents and teachers at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following, the third grade students will perform “Lost in a South Carolina Museum.” • Friday, Nov. 9: The monthly PTO dance will be held afterschool until 4:45 p.m. st. peter’s catholic • Monday, Nov. 12: No school in observance of Veterans Day • Friday, Nov. 16: Homes for the Holidays Gala. Call for details, 522-2163 • Sunday, Nov. 18: Chick fil A night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. SCHOOL DISTRICT The Beaufort County School District is sponsoring a free workshop for parents on how to help finance their children’s college educations. For residents in the northern part of the county, a workshop will be held Nov. 14 at Beaufort High

TOP: Beaufort Academy students in grades PreK - Fourth held a book drive in honor of National Make a Difference Day. ABOVE: Mary Beth Cannady, the Children’s Activities Director at CODA, happily accepts the book donations from BA. Back row (left to right): Ms. Cannady; third grader Ashley Dowdney; and second grade teacher Mrs. Erin Booth. Students: fourth grader Ansleigh Pingree, third grader Leith Gray, second graders Megan Alvarez and Ledare Pingree, third grader Emma Grace Dinkins, fourth grader Witt Compton.

Ameris Bank coupled with our Lady’s Pantry, donating 35 cents per can collected, for the month of October. St. Peter’s Catholic School collected more than 450 cans. Pictured here are the fifth and sixth grades making the delivery. School’s small auditorium from 6:307:30 p.m. While the primary target audience is parents of high school seniors, parents of younger students are also invited. Presenters will cover the basics of applying for college financial aid and scholarships. Information will be provided on FAFSA, the CSS Profile, grants, loans and scholarship opportunities in South Carolina and nationally.

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holiday events Toys For Tots Toy Run

The 3rd Annual Beaufort County Marine Corps Toys For Tots Toy run is on Saturday, November 10. Registration will be at Rosie O’Gradys in the Kmart Parking lot in Beaufort between 12 and 2 p.m. The cost is a new unwrapped toy or $10. This will be given to the Marine Corps to use, as needed, to benefit local needy children with a Christmas gift they may not have otherwise received. At 2 p.m., there will a short orderly motorcycle ride to the Beaufort Co Wingmen MC clubhouse located at 3116 Trask Pkwy for free live entertainment,local oysters, hamburgers and hotdogs. Please note that all vehicles and public are invited, if they can’t make the ride they can come to the clubhouse with their toys and enjoy the festivities and the feeling of doing something good for needy children. This event is co-sponsored by the Wingmen MC of Beaufort County and the Jasper/Beaufort County ABATE chapter. The Wingmen MC sponsors charity runs, rides and events that typically benefit the military and their families. For more information, call Todd Shipp at 843-290-0621.

Wine, Sign and Dine Above: Danny Miller of Sea Eagle Market pulls pans of freshly roasted oyster from his cooker to kick off the 16th annual Rotary Oyster Roast last Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Live Oak Park in Port Royal. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Bottom left: One of the many volunteers carries fresh, local roasted oysters to hungry patrons waiting at big wooden tables in Live Oak Park.

The Outpost Market announces “Wine, Sign & Dine,” a special event on the evening of Tuesday, November 13, featuring wine tasting, local talents, and dining at Sweetgrass Restaurant. Owners Lauren and Jeff Tillapaugh created the event to encourage people to start early with their local shopping for the holidays. Local authors Pierre McGowan, Janet Garrity, Pat Branning, and Debbi Covington will be selling and signing their books. Artist Mary Hanby will be showing and selling select items of her painting works. “Customers can sample some wine and appetizers, chat with our local talents, buy books and artwork for themselves or for holiday gifts, and then they can complete the evening with a nice dinner at Sweetgrass,” said Lauren Tillapaugh. “Wine, Sign & Dine” will run from 5-7 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. The Outpost Market is located at the Dataw Marina, 100 Marina Drive, St. Helena Island, SC. For more information, call 843-838-2508.

HBF honors 151 anniversary of ‘The Day of the Big Gun Shoot’ The 151st anniversary of “The Day of the Big Gun Shoot” and the resulting sea change in a way of life in Beaufort will be observed by Historic Beaufort Foundation with the unveiling of a scale model of the USS Wabash, the flagship of the Union Navy’s invasion of Port Royal Sound on November 7, 1861. “The USS Wabash and the Day of the Big Gun Shoot” will be the topic of Dinner & a Lecture at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, on Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Dennis Cannady, scale model craftsman, will talk about the Union invasion, the ship’s history, his building of the model and the features of the ship. “The Big Gun Shoot” is the label given the invasion by African slaves whose lives changed forever as their white masters fled their own changing way of life. The Wabash was just seven years old when it steamed into Port Royal Sound under Flag Officer Samuel Francis du Pont. It had already seen action in an expedition against Nicaragua and had been part of

is a frequent lecturer throughout the a Mediterranean Squadron. At that Lowcountry and the state on the life of time it was called “quite the finest ship Robert Smalls. of the foreign fleet and also the largest,” by then-midshipman George Dewey. Dinner and a Lecture is open to Spearheading the assault on Port HBF members and non-members; the lecture series features a wine and Royal Sound, the Wabash led the hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 – 6 p.m. largest invasion fleet yet organized by The program is
6 – 7 p.m. followed the Navy, containing 77 vessels and 16,000 Army troops under Brig. Gen. by audience questions. Admission to Thomas W. Sherman. Following the the lecture is $15/$25 per member/ member couple respectively, and furious four-hour battle, Wabash led $20/$30 per non-member/nonthe battle line. member couple respectively. Seating Cannady, a retired mechanical engineer and Civil War enthusiast, is limited; call 379-3331 to make has created other models exhibited Dennis Cannady works on scale reservations. A three-course dinner model of USS Wabash. at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 at the Verdier House including per person for attendees at the lecture. the SS Planter, a Confederate ship commandeered by local slave Robert Smalls, and a Call Saltus River Grill at 379-3474 directly to make model of Robert Smalls home at 511 Prince Street. He reservations.

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heritage days events On Thursday, November 8, join Penn Center at its Opening Ceremony and Penn School Founders Memorial Service from 3-4 p.m.; “Slavery by Another Name” Art Exhibit opening at the York W. Bailey Museum 4:30-6 p.m.; “The Road of Remembrance” a youth theatrical play, 6-7 p.m.; and for an Old Fashioned Prayer Service 7-8 p.m. On Friday, November 9, begin your day at the Heritage Symposium: “Slavery by Another Name”: The Discussion with breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Helena Elementary School Gymnasium. Also on Friday, Youth Day events begin at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Penn Center’s campus. The brand new Beaufort County St. Helena Branch Library will feature many learning activities given by library staff along with presentations by awardwinning children’s book author, Kwame Alexander. Youth Day also will feature the Sankofa Traveling Museum, Aunt Pearlie Sue, Natalie Daise as Harriett Tubman and Charlotte Forten, Civil War Re-Enactors Massachusetts 54 th Regiment, and many Gullah Artisan Demonstrations. Many craft and food vendors will be on the historic grounds starting Friday as well. If you are private landowner, heirs property owner and/or farmer the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a farmers and landowners

workshop on “Keeping Your Farm Productive, Profitable and Yours” Friday from 12-5 p.m., registration is required. Back by popular demand on Friday night will be the Fish Fry, Oyster Roast, Conk Stew, Crab Crack & the Blues with Bill DuPont and the lovely Thelma DuPont. Early Saturday, November 10 come out and enjoy the Heritage Days Parade. Center Stage entertainment begins at noon with Mistress of Ceremonies and South Carolina’s very own Aunt Pearlie Sue and featuring Geechie Gullah Ring Shouters, SC State University Ujimma Dancers & Drummers, the Gullah Geechee Sea Island Coalition & Queen Quet, Soweto Street Beat — South African Musical & Dance Production, the Lowcountry African Drum & Dance Ensemble, The Learning Tree, Gullah Storytellers and musicians. Also a special appearance by actor Daryl “CHILL” Mitchell who was featured in movies such as “House Party,” “Boomerang,” “SGT Bilko” and “Home Fries” and on television on “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Law & Order,” “The Cosby Show,” “John Larroquette” and “Veronica’s Closet.” Saturday will also feature a Taste of the Sea Islands cook-off; Artists & Authors Row; The Gullah Roots Village and many food and craft vendors.

Participants in the 2nd Annual J.T. Pringle Sr. Memorial Ride/Walk-Run gather with a photo of the man they are there to honor.

Second ride, walk, run honors J.T. Pringle Sr. Every once in a while life offers you the friendship of a person so amazing that you are forever changed. It is that exact sentiment that describes the effect that J.T. Pringle Sr. had on everyone who had the distinct pleasure to call him a friend or a family member. “Reub” as he was affectionately referred to, was a man among men, and it was in his honor that his family hosted the Second Annual J.T. Pringle Sr. Memorial Ride/Walk-Run. More than 100 people came out to the Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire District Headquarters to ride their bike 30 plus miles through St. Helena where Mr. Pringle spent so many years, or walk the 5K from the station to the very home that Reub raised an amazing family and resided until his passing. It was a very poignant tribute to the man and a terrific message of personal health shared with all who attended. The day was perfect in weather and rich in love as Rashaard Pringle and Larry Owensby Jr. finished first and second in the run, followed by Ronald Pringle and Pamela Pringle who finished first and second in the walk. The events aimed at raising personal

Members of Nu Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. recently participated in the American Heart Association’s Walk in memory of J.T. Pringle Sr. This annual Memorial Walk and Ride is held to raise funds for the Heart Association and to remember the life of Mr. Pringle, the father of AKA member Darlene Wilborn. Pictured left to right: Kneeling is Sheri BushSturgis, Melicent Lucas, and Rakita Gardner. Standing: Shakia Allen, Janay Glover, Jeri Williams, Paula Gant, Dionne Young, Deborah Moore, Mary Heyward, Veronica Miller, Barbara Washington, Carolyn Banner.

health awareness, culminated in a stirring tribute to its name sake amongst local health presenters who came out to share their respective messages. Many thanks are offered to everyone who came out that day to honor Rueb and the public is invited to come next October for the third annual event.

We Lost One Of Our Own

Doug Hines, 54, lost his battle with on going medical problems at home early Sunday morning, November 4th. He was a former employee of The Island News as a courier delivering papers all over tbe Beaufort area. He grew up in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, later moved to Florence, South Carolina where he remained for many years until his move to Beaufort. Doug had a really outgoing personality and liked everyone he met, never meeting a stranger. He is survived by his wife, Janet Hines of Wallace, S.C.; a son, Chris Hines of Beaufort; a brother, Ronald Hines of Beaufort, S.C.; a sister, Gwen Bronson of Lexington, N.C.; a brother, Terry Hines of Fla.; and a very special friend, Cathy Malphrus of Beaufort. A memorial service is being planed for a later date in Sneads Ferry where he will be laid to rest next to his parents. Doug will surely be missed by all who knew him. God Bless You.


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community LITTLE BITS OF ROYAL CHATTER By Peggy Chandler

It is difficult for me to believe that Halloween is here and before we know it, Thanksgiving will be too, which brings me to this: I am, again, this year the Royal Pines volunteer liaison for The Festival of Trees. This annual event raises money for FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice, a nonprofit United Way agency that provides home care for patients with a life-threatening illness. This year the event runs from December 3 to 8 at the Charles “Lind” Brown Neighborhood Activity Center, formerly known as The Greene Street Gym. The Gift and Gourmet Shop raises funds by selling donated items at the event. If you are able to donate: time to work a two or three hour shift at the Gift and Gourmet shop; baked goods (holiday wrapped); handmade items valued less than $50; new or gently used children’s books; jams or jellies; or a tax deductible monetary donation, please contact me at buddysoma@ or 322-0472. Royal Pines neighborhood donations are scheduled for drop off on MondayDecember 3 between 9 a.m. and noon. If you would like to participate in this Royal Pines Community activity, please drop off your donated items to me on Sunday, December 2 between noon and 5 p.m. at 4 John Calhoun Street or you may deliver them directly to the

Activity Center on Sunday, December 3 from noon-5 p.m. Royal Pines has been well represented over the past few years and I thank you in advance for your Peggy contributions to this Chandler worthy cause. Royal Pines residents, John Clark and Ernie Chandler, have become active members of Beaufort American Legion Post 9. Since its charter, the American Legion has been welcoming veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces. Today, they continue to welcome all military personnel serving the United States. Beaufort Post 9 supports various organizations assisting veterans, organizing a youth baseball program, and providing scholarship money to USCB students from the program. All of the monies raised are given back to the community. If you would like to join the American Legion or transfer from another post to Beaufort Post 9, contact Rich Delmore at 843-473-5534. If you wish to help the American Legion to continue sponsoring scholarships for children or to give aid and assistance to local veterans and their families, please send donations to Beaufort American Legion Post 9, P.O. Box 2540, Beaufort, SC 29901.

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United Way funding helps hospice services With contributions now at 44 percent of the $2.8 million 2012 campaign goal, the United Way of the Lowcountry is well on its way to helping organizations such as Friends of Caroline Hospice help others. “The mission of Friends of Caroline Hospice is to provide home care and volunteer services that offer hope, encouragement, and care to those who live with a life threatening illness, as well as support for their families, friends, and the community,” said Heidi Owens of the nonprofit hospice. A $500 contribution to United Way of the Lowcountry pays for one week of in-home care for the terminally ill by Friends of Caroline Hospice. “The Coordinated Care Program provides patients and their families and friends the support and tools needed to allow patients to die at home, surrounded by loved ones, as well as bereavement support for families and friends,” Owens said. “Because our services are free, everyone has equal access so the community benefits. With Medicare and Medicaid initiating hospice cutbacks and a rising population of

fundraiser adds to campaign chest Lowcountry Business Circle’s “Business Owner Appreciation Party” Oct. 23 raised $1,020 for United Way of the Lowcountry. “It was an amazing night and a wonderful way to bring together Lowcountry businesses,” said Clarece Walker, CEO of United Way of the Lowcountry. retirees moving to this area, the demand from the community is growing.” The United Way of the Lowcountry Board of Directors announced gifts and pledges have been received totaling $1,235,95 of the organization’s 2012 fall goal of $2.8 million. “The Lowcountry needs hospice care, and we are proud to help support Friends of Caroline Hospice through United Way of the Lowcountry,” said Peter Post, chairman of the United Way Board of Directors. For more information or to donate, call 843-982-3040 or visit www.

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Silver Bells ring in 25th Annual Festival of Trees Festival of Trees, Beaufort’s premier philanthropic event of the season, offers a sparkling lineup of merriment during a weeklong holiday wonderland at the Charles Lynn Activity Center, located at 1001 Hamar Street, Beaufort. The 2012 honorary medical co-chairs for the Festival of Trees are Dr. and Mrs. Eric Billig (Beaufort Memorial Hospital) and Dr. Marcus Newberry III (Lowcountry Medical Group) and fiancée Ms. Elizabeth Harding. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Dennis are serving as 2012 voluntary co-chairs. The Festival of Trees kicks off holiday pursuits at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 1 with a Jingle Jog (5K walk or run or a 1 mile fun walk or run) through Historic Port Royal, beginning and ending at the Farmer’s Market at Heritage Park on Ribaut Road by the Naval Hospital. In addition to race prizes, competitors will vie for best costume, best stroller décor and largest group. The Jingle Jog is followed by the opening gala on Monday, December 3 and a week of gourmet, gifts and gorgeous trees. Closing ceremonies are on Saturday, Dec. 8, featuring a live broadcast from the festival by the Coast radio station (94.5) and a day of family-friendly activities. The elegant (black-tie optional) Opening Night Gala and silent auction officially opens the festival on Monday evening from 6:30 until 9 p.m. December 3. Tickets are limited ($50 per person, $90 per couple and $60 at the door), so be sure

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Dr. Eric Billig, at right, with his wife.

to make your reservations early. From Tuesday, December 4 to Saturday, December 8, festival patrons may enjoy a leisurely lunch among the trees, shop at the Gift and Gourmet, buy a tree for their family or, new this year, buy a tree for a military family to say thanks for sacrifices made as a loved one serves our country. On Thursday evening, December 6 - take in the Christmas Concert at Beaufort High School - featuring the Blue Dots. Festival of Trees volunteers will provide concessions and all proceeds benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice. General admission to the festival is $5, military $3, group and youth $2 with group discounts available to schools and seniors. Back by popular demand, a new tradition launched in 2011, Festival of Trees Holiday Butts can be pre-ordered for $30 and picked up on Sunday, December 2 at the festival. Go to the Festival of Trees

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Growing up in the technology phase such as ours, admitting one is computer-illiterate is a bit embarrassing. But that’s exactly what I am! When I run into trouble with anything technological, I’m looking for someone that will fix it-not just pay me lip service-that’s exactly what Jerod did! Not only did he fix my laptop, but helped further educate me on the subject that is responsible for so many frustrated outburststechnology! The quality of work was great, the price was very reasonable and Jerod was very easy to work with-everything about the service I received at Digital Remedi made me very happy! ~ Joanna Harmon

Ms. Elizabeth Harding and Dr. Marcus Newberry III.

link to place an order online or via phone. “Festival of Trees is such a special way to share the spirit of giving with family, friends and children. I encourage everyone to drop in to enjoy the simple beauty of the trees,” said Dr. Eric Billig, event volunteer co-chair. “Celebrate the season by helping to provide free hospice care and free child and adult bereavement counseling.” Sally Mitchell-Dennis, event cochair, added, “This year Festival of Trees will celebrate its Jubilee year, 25 years of supporting the needs of friends, neighbors and community members with life-threatening illness. The Festival has raised over $955,000 for Friends of Caroline Hospice. Sally and I extend our appreciation to the tremendous number of past and present, volunteers, honorary chairs and the thousands of community members attending each year who made this possible.”

Now is the time to sponsor a tree for the Annual Festival of Trees. You, your family, your business — light up this year’s holiday with your signature tree. This fundraiser not only raises much needed funds for hospice, but also builds public awareness and support for Friends of Caroline Hospice. Contact Vicki Verity at 263-4108 or visit the website at

Want to become involved? Volunteer opportunities are still available for the 2012 events. Go to the Festival of Trees website or call Candy Pethe at 8126505 to learn more (or email her at Visit the Festival’s website at www. to preview some of the exceptional items that will be available at this year’s silent auction; to see a full schedule of activities and entertainment throughout the week. Friends of Caroline Hospice is the only organization in the area that does not charge participants and provides quality end of life care, grief counseling and caregiver support 100% as the result of donations. Festival of Trees is a major part of this contribution. For more information, contact Sharon Dwyer at 843-271-1595 or email

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lunch bunch Raving about the home-cooked goodness of the new menu at By Pamela Brownstein


Lunch Bunch was positively thrilled with the plethora of new options presented at Barbara Jean’s Restaurant on Lady’s Island. Our friendly server started by showing us the new cocktail menu. They all sounded so good, she brought one of each for us to share. The drinks were unique and expertly made; between the Lady’s Island Punch, the Sweet Tea vodka with peach schnapps, the Key Lime martini with a graham cracker crust along the rim of the glass, it was hard to decide because they were all excellent. But the Blackberry Margarita surprised us all and was declared a musthave, if you are in the mood for a drink with lunch or dinner or for happy hour. For the main course, we were able to sample and share so many delightful dishes. My favorite was the She Crab Soup: big chunks of crab and warm with a kick, perfect for this cooler weather. Nikki really liked the pot roast baked potato while Kim enjoyed a loaded burger topped with bacon, cheese, onions and mushrooms. Buck also favored the potato soup served with half of a turkey sandwich. We were also pleased to dine with the


Pot roast baked potato.

Dirty rice with grilled chicken.

A loaded Everything Burger.

Shrimp burger with fries.

She Crab Soup with half turkey sandwich.

Key Lime Tart dessert.

newest member of the Lunch Bunch, Peggy McLenagan, who specializes in sales and advertising. Since her husband is a chef, Peggy knows a lot about good food, and she said the dirty rice with grilled chicken was her favorite dish. Healthy Elizabeth loved the salad topped with pecan-encrusted chicken, as well as the side of cheesy grits. After trying so many delicious entrees, it was hard to find room for dessert, but

we were all glad we did because they were incredible. The Key Lime Tart was good, but the standout was the Chocolate Stuff. Once I had a bite of the warm, chocolatey goodness, I didn’t want to share, but I did, and everyone agreed it was heavenly. Although Barbara Jean’s is featuring new items, they still serve their classics including the popular crab cakes and chicken fried chicken.

This restaurant is one of my family’s favorite. Every time I eat here I have an enjoyable experience, and this time was no exception; I highly recommend it. Barbara Jean’s is located at 47 Ferry Road, on Lady’s Island, Beaufort, and open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 843-524-2400 or visit www.

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wine & food

Red Wine Revue By Celia Strong

Last week’s revue about white wines was so much fun. For me, at least, because I got to remember some really special wines and think about drinking them for Thanksgiving. (Actually, fun but hard. It is truly hard to pick just 10 to review.) I know the drinking part is the most fun, but the thinking and savoring and anticipating aren’t bad. For sure, this week’s revue of red wines will be just as fun. Again, they’ll be by grape, alphabetically, then the blends. 1. Gamay: Beaujolais Nouveau from France. (Gamay is the grape for this wine, we just don’t mention it a lot.) The new Beaujolais is the first wine released each year of the new vintage. Or, that was the claim before we all started drinking Southern Hemisphere wines. Anyhow, the Nouveau is released, by French national wine law, on the third Thursday of November. That means that every year it comes the week before Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of November. Special allowances let it fly all over the world to sell on that day also. This is really a celebratory wine, so it’s perfect for our Thanksgiving. And, because it is so light and young and fresh, we serve it slightly chilled. We’ll have three different Nouveaux this year. Not sure of their prices, yet, but no more than $15. • Grenache, in rose form, Chateau de Campuget from France: This is the perfect wine for ham. Remember the rule — if it’s red meat with red wine and white meat with white wine, then, obviously, it’s pink meat with pink wine. This chateau is located very close to the Provence area in southern France. Provence is known for their great rose wines, but slip outside the area a bit, and the wines don’t cost nearly as much. Serve this wine, and other dry roses, chilled. Fruity but very crisp also, this

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

wine will make you a convert. And your ham will taste better! At $10.99. 3. Malbec: Antigal Uno from Argentina. You might remember this bottle — the big bronze metal number one on the front of the bottle. Smooth but still structured with good tannins. Plum, dark red fruit flavors, hints of cocoa and spice, a perfect pairing with a drumstick and dressing and green bean casserole. And let’s not forget all the other game birds — this wine goes with all of them. For $13.99. 4. Malbec: Mountain Door, also from Argentina. This one is totally different from the Uno. Smoother, milder, just a much softer style of the grape. As easy drinking as this Malbec is, it’s a great crowd pleaser. And still goes great with all the food. And, it’s smoother and milder on your budget so you can get an extra bottle or two so everyone stays happy. None of want an unhappy crowd at our house, do we? For $8.99. 5. Pinot Meunier: From Chandon in California. Pinot Meunier is a cousin to Pinot Noir, very similar flavors but fuller bodied and more pronounced. (This is one of my favorite red Pinots, but almost any Pinot Noir you like will work with turkey.) Pinot Meumier is one of the three grapes that make Champagne. No bubbles here, but one tremendous wine. You may remember the first time we talked about this wine. I told you a story about one taster one time declaring this wine was better than sex. Hmmmm? Now do you remember the story? And how good the

wine is? And still the same $22.99 it was years ago. 6. Zinfandel: From Decoy, California. In case you don’t know, Decoy is a label from Duckhorn, in Napa, so this wine’s pedigree is excellent. Big flavors of black fruits and black pepper, smooth but not wimpy texture. Red Zinfandels, almost any of them again, make good matches for holiday dinners In addition, it’s a nice choice because, as a wine, it is mostly an American phenomenon and Thanksgiving is an American holiday. An obvious good reason to choose a red Zin. Decoy is my number one favorite. For $19.99. 7. Cavas de Crianza: From Argentina. Seems we’ve found a lot of good Argentine wines for our holiday. This one is a blend of 40 percent Malbec, 30 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 percent Merlot. Cavas, for short, has always been one of my “go to “ bottles for chicken and seafood dinners; Thanksgiving turkey is just as good with it. The best thing about this wine is how smooth its texture is. Perfect for sipping the whole day long. (Unfortunately, though, this will be the last season we’ll be able to get this wine. Issues with the importer, I think.) So, we have to enjoy it again while we can! For $19.99. 8. Dogajolo Red: From Tuscany, Italy. The red “brother” to the white Dog we had on our white list. Still from the same Chianti winery, mostly Sangiovese with some Cabernet Sauvignon. And, as with the white, a different version of the olive tree branches for the label. My thinking is, for this holiday, a red and white can be more useful. Especially for larger groups because you’ll never get it right with just one color choice. For the couple of years that we’ve had this pair of wines, we have all been very happy them in our glasses and with how they’ve looked together on the table. (Appearances can be very important, you know!) For $12.99.

9. Guenoc Victorian Claret: From Lake County, California. Remember the story about the British actress 150 years or so ago? Moved to San Francisco to perform there, bought a ranch in Lake County and the rest is history? And remember how Judge Roy Bean, played by Paul Newman in the movie, was infatuated with her. And the winery still uses her picture on their label? Many of us have been enjoying this wine for some time now. Claret is the old British name for Bordeaux reds, and this wine is a blend of the five red varieties used in Bordeaux — Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Want some good news? Last time we talked about this wine the price was higher. Now, it’s yours for $9.99. 10. Parallel 45: Cotes du Rhone Red, from Southeastern France. Again, a red choice to go with one of last week’s whites. Red Rhone wines are blends, mostly Grenache with bits of Syrah (the French name for Shiraz), Mourvedre, and several other varieties that grow in the area. This is a medium body wine, mellow and smooth, with layers of red fruit flavors (cherries, raspberries), bits of earth and leather and, if you can find it, licorice. Again, a matched pair of bottles always looks nice on the table. For $9.99. Well, that’s 10 reds. I’ll just bet as soon as this is printed I’ll remember a couple of more that I should have included. I already have two or three whites I left off last week. (To help you not miss any because of me, I’ve got a scratch pad going in the stockroom.) On the other hand, if 20 favorites are enough for you to try, you should have several nice evenings of tasting before the big dinner. Maybe just use an assortment of your favorites for our dinner. You can because it’s yours. Enjoy!

the home chef ... serves Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup By Harlene Deane

This recipe for Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup is adapted from The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook and has been a family favorite for years. See the chef ’s notes at the end for timesaving tips. Makes 6-8 servings.

INGREDIENTS • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 1 1/2 seven-inch corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch squares

• 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic* • 2 tablespoons minced white onion • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper • 1 pound white corn kernels** • 1 1/2 pounds chopped, ripe red tomatoes*** • 1/3 cup tomato paste • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin • 1 tablespoon kosher salt • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder • 1 1/2 cups water • 1 quart chicken stock • Blue corn tortilla chips (garnish)

• 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (garnish) • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (garnish) DIRECTIONS 1. Over medium-high heat, fry tortilla squares in oil until they begin to crisp and turn a golden yellow. Add garlic, onion and jalapeno; cook 1 to 2 minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Add half the corn along with all other ingredients (except garnishes), reserving other half of corn to be added at the end. Bring the soup to a low, even boil. Boil for 5 minutes. 2. Remove soup from heat. Use an immersion blender or food processor to process in batches to the consistency of a coarse puree. 3. Return the soup to the burner and add

the reserved corn. Bring to a boil being careful to avoid scorching or burning. 4. Serve, garnished with blue corn tortilla chips, cilantro and sharp cheddar cheese. *no time? Use minced garlic in the jar. Seminole is my favorite and is available at Publix. **Frozen white corn is another time saver. No need to thaw. Can also use yellow corn. ***Pomi chopped tomatoes in the box is a great substitute for fresh. Prep your ingredients ahead of time. Put the minced garlic, onion and jalapeno in one small bowl. Then put the spices in another small bowl. Measure out the remaining ingredients separately, then all you have to do is add them according to the recipe. Have fun!

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dining guide

A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat ALVIN ORD’S: 1514 Ribaut Road, Port


Royal; 843-524-8222; L.D.



Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; Thai, Asain cuisine; L.D.

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham, Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

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

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


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


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

Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D. Port Royal,; 525-9824; L.D.


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

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

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


BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

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

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


SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls


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

Parkway; Beaufort; 379-5888; Japanese; 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.

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

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

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


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


GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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

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

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St.,

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


Upscale dining, tapas; D.

BRICKS ON BOUNDARY: 1420 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-5232; Salads, sandwiches, appetizers, sports bar; L.D. CAROLINA DOG & DELI: 968

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

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

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

CAROLINE’S DELI: 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, Lady’s Island; 843-5251520; L. CAT ISLAND GRILL & PUB: 8

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

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT: 1699 11th St. W, Port Royal; 524-7433; Seafood; D. EMILY’S TAPAS BAR: 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

FAT PATTIES: 831 Parris Island

Beaufort; 524-0240; Authentic Italian; L.D.


SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary

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

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



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

Parkway, Beaufort; 521-1900; L.

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

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

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; L.D. ISLAND GRILL: 7 MLK Drive, St. Helena Island; 838-2330; L.

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

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

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

STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;

Beaufort; 470-0188; Sandwich cafe; B.L.

Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.


SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D.

MIKKI’S: 1638 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 379-

SUWAN THAI: Paris Ave., Port Royal;

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

4322; All-American Cuisine; B. L.D.

MIZU: 1370 S. Ribaut Road, Port Royal;

524-6498; Japanese steakhouse, sushi; L.D.

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,


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

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


Road, Lady’s Island, 524-4001; Mexican; L.D.

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.


L.T.’s HOMECOOKED MEALS: Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 524-3122; L.

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

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

1900; B.L.

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

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;


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


LOWCOUNTRY PRODUCE & CAFE: 302 Carteret St.; Beaufort; 322-

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

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

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

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


379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

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

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

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

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

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


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

burgers; 379-8555; L.D.

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

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

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

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

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol

What’s your dosha? The Vata Dog By Tracie Korol

An ancient Indian practice, Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic form of healing that is equally a form of treatment and a philosophy. Ayurveda touts the importance of overall balance and equilibrium to ensure proper health. The idea is that, if your body is perfectly balanced and your constitution is fundamentally strong, no illness or other negative health conditions can enter your system. Practitioners of Ayurveda generally view wellness in three categories, or doshas. Vata is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles (dosha) in the body. Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. Think of things that move in a body — blood flow, breathing, elimination of wastes plus the passage of thoughts across the mind. The related elements are Air and Ether. You may have a Vata dog if he/she is/ has: • Mentally quick • Highly intelligent


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• Quick to learn and grasp new ideas, but also quick to forget • Slender, light on her paws — the lightest of the three body types • Runs and walks quickly • Uncomfortable in the cold, often with cold paws • Excitable, lively with a fun personality • Moody and changeable • No daily routine • Variable appetite and digestive efficiency • High energy in short bursts but with tendency to tire easily and to overexert • Full of joy and enthusiasm when in balance

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• Fearful, worried and anxious when out of balance • Impulsive • Often distracted easily • Dry skin and dry fur Dogs of Vata constitution are generally physically slender and smallframed — think Greyhound, Whippet or Miniature Pinscher. Their chests are flat with their veins and muscle tendons visible. Their skin is cool, rough, dry and cracked. Vata pets generally are either taller or shorter than average, with thin frames that reveal prominent joints and bone-ends because of small muscle development. The eyes may be in-set, small, dry, and yet active. The nails are rough and brittle. The shape of the nose is bent and in some cases turned-up.

Physiologically, the appetite and digestion are variable. The production of urine is scanty and the feces are dry, hard, and small in quantity. Their sleep may be disturbed and they will sleep less than the other types. Their paws are often cold. Psychologically, Vata dogs are characterized as having quick mental understanding but poor memories. They will understand something immediately — “oh, sure! Pee outside!” but will soon forget —“Oops! My bad.” They sometimes lack determination, tend toward mental instability, and are sensitive to and respond well to tolerance and confidence. Vata pets are nervous, fearful at times, and afflicted by much anxiety. Typical health problems include hypertension, earaches, anxiety, irregular heart rhythms, muscle spasms, lower back pain, constipation, abdominal gas, diarrhea, nervous stomach and arthritis. Most neurological disorders are related to Vata imbalance. Vata dogs run cool and dry and should avoid beans, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, and potatoes. Feed them warming foods such as beef, carrots and all squashes.

what to do Diaper Drive for CAPA Open Arms Shelter

Lulu Burgess, in downtown Beaufort at Old Bay Marketplace, 917 Bay St., will be hosting a holiday open house to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association’s (CAPA) Open Arms Shelter. The diaper drive will be through Sunday, Nov. 11. All sizes and brands are welcome. Lulu’s will also accept any charitable donations to help buy supplies for the shelter. In addition, there will be a Wish Tree with tags of Christmas wishes from children in need in Beaufort County. There will also be door prizes and drawings for all who donate. For more information, contact Nan Sutton, luluburgess@ or call 843-5245858.

DAR chapter to meet

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

‘Rising Star’ creates exhibit for Red Piano

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

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Beaufort Church of Christ holds revival

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

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

Carolina v. Clemson at JSLB blood drive

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

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

Cat Island yard sale for Habitat for Humanity

Cat Island residents will hold a community-wide yard sale for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 10 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. (rain date November 17). Homes all over the island will participate either in their driveways or in a central location on Sheffield Avenue. Household items, small appliances, rugs, pictures, baked goods, holiday decorations, and much

more will be sold. 100% of the proceeds will go toward construction expenses for the Cat Island Builds for Habitat for Humanity home. Contact 524-7673 for more information.

LBAA: How you can help holiday helpers

If your Christmas shopping includes picking a charitable organization to give your time or money to, the Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association can help. It’s monthly forum will feature several local organizations that work to make the holiday season more enjoyable for those in need. Representatives of HELP of Beaufort, the Child Abuse Prevention Association, Backpack Buddies, the Port Royal Police Department, Grandparents Raising Children, Family Promise and the Little Red Dog Foundation will be on hand for the Tuesday, Nov. 13 program. The event, to be held at the Holiday Inn Beaufort at 2225 Boundary Street, will begin with a social period at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will follow at 6 p.m. and give Lowcountry organizations a chance to tell the community about their special holiday programs. Cost: None. Charlotte Gonzalez, 843-575-2366 or

Shell Point Baptist annual praise cookout

Shell Point Baptist Church Fourth Annual Thanksgiving and Praise Cookout and Bonfire will be Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. Event is free, asking for a donation to the food pantry. Hotdogs,marshmallows, hot chocolate and cider provided. 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort. Call 843-522-8616 for more information.

Free COSY training will be held at USCB

The Collaborative Organization of Services for Youth, or COSY, will be holding training Thursday November 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. It will be held in the auditorium of the Center for the Arts at USCB. Family Connections will be presenting the topic “Treasure Hunt: Finding resources for children with special healthcare needs.” 2.0 Social Work Continuing Education Unit’s will be awarded for this training session. COSY Training is FREE and open to the public but you must register allowing enough handouts to be prepared. To reserve a seat call (843) 521-3150 or email COSY is made up of local professionals with a vested interest in the welfare of ALL families. These professionals help plan, develop and facilitate an effective continuum of support for Beaufort County Youth and their families. For more information, go to

Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club meets

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s November meeting will be held Thursday, November 8 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island, off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Al Stokes, General Manager of the Waddell Mariculture Center, will be the

speaker. You do not need a reservation and guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

St. Paul Baptist church has concert fundraiser

St. Paul Baptist of Beaufort invites you to experience the vocal styles of Bro. Scott A. Gibbs of Beaufort as he is featured in concert. This event is an effort to generate funds for Youth Scholarships; it is free and opened to the public. A free will offering will be accepted. Please join us for an evening of joyful entertainment. The concert is Saturday, November 10, at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 22 St. Paul Church Rd. Beaufort, 29906. For more information, call Marshell Mulligan at 843-846-2760 or Sheila Hudson 843263-0560.

Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting

The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Praise Assembly, 800 Paris Island Gateway, at 6 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Holly Anderson from Cummings, Ga. Holly is a certified quilt show judge and lecturer. The public is invited. For details contact Nan Brown at 441-4020 or

Annual turkey shoot will be on Parris Island

Family fun and friendly competition, Saturday, Nov. 17, will be the annual Parris Island Rod & Gun Club Turkey Shoot — win delicious turkeys and hams! Starts at 7 a.m., all day at PI Rod & Gun Club range. Only $2 per shot, club provides all ammo! Refreshments available. Bring your own gun (please, no scopes and no barrels longer than 32 inches). A few spare youth and adult guns available. Details, call Danny Vinson, 843-812-1984, or visit http://

Challenge Walk MS Fundraiser cookout

There will be a cookout on Saturday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the plaza stadium parking lot to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Featuring the Classic Car and Truck Club of Beaufort and a Fire Truck Display, hamburger ($8) or Hotdog ($5), chips, coleslaw, and drinks, proceeds benefit the National MS Society National MS Challenge Walk March 2013. If you can’t make it to lunch, you may make donations at: and go to donate/search for Gwen or Kevin Ragsdale or Statler Financial Team.

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

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

happY wINOs

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

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


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

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

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

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