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october 11-17, 2012

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Ghostly spirits are expected to take over downtown Beaufort while the Exchange Club hosts its 20th Annual Ghost Tours beginning Friday, October 12. Sign up now to take a carriage ride or walking tour through Beaufort’s Historic District while listening to haunting tales of the area. Tours last about an hour and will run in the evenings of October 12-13, 19-21 and 26-28. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort County. Reservations strongly suggested, so call 843-52-GHOST (843.524.4678) today. If you dare...

HEALTH

Beaufort Memorial Hospital hosts Girls’ Night Out event. see page 6

PROFILE

spirits

Get to know restaurant owner Lantz Price. see page 12

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haunted find our safety first sponsors and win! Pictured at left, Lee Levesque, the Public Information Officer of the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Fire Department, presents Jane Tarrance a $50 check for winning The Island News’ Safety First contest. This week, you could win too. There are several advertisers inside the paper that are supporting an important safety message. Find all those that are participating by looking for the Safety First logo (it could be color or black and white), then list them in an email to williambuckboone@gmail. com. You will be entered into a drawing where the winner will receive a $50 prize! Also inside, get tips on how to stay safe during Halloween and find out how local firefighters are honoring Fire Prevention Week. See Page 2.

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News 2-3 Social 10 Arts 11 Profile 12 Sports 14-15 School 16 Lunch Bunch 24 Wine 25 Dine Guide 26 Games 27 Pets 28 Events 29 Directory 30 Classified 31

• Pumpkins • Baked Goods • Silent Auction • Plants • Good “junque” • Tools • Crafts • Toys & Games • and more


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Here’s to a happy and safe Halloween By Lee Levesque

What an amazing time of the year to be a child, Halloween ushers in the holiday season, and of course, some wonderful treats. But along with the fun times comes increased potential for severe injury or worse. We ask everyone to take just a moment this October to consider a few simple measures aimed at helping our children create positive memories of candy and costumes not casts or, God forbid, coffins. Here are our recommendations for making sure everyone goes home safe at the end of the night: S: Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. A: Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups and always have an adult present.

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

F: Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. E: Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. H: Hold a flashlight while trick-ortreating to help you see and others see you. A: Always keep the kids walking, running can cause trips and falls. L: Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

L: Lights on at a house stop in! Lights off, pass on by. O: Only walk on sidewalks or the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. W: Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. E: Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. E: Entering homes to get candy is unsafe! N: Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flameresistant costumes. Follow these simple steps and you can count on a fun filled and SAFE HALLOWEEN. As always, if you have any questions about safety, feel free to contact your local fire department.

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More than half the structural fires in Beaufort during the past 12 months have started in the kitchen, well above the national average and enough of a concern that the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department is launching a “war on kitchen fires” in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week through October 13. In the past 12 months the BeaufortPort Royal Fire Department has responded to 26 reported fires in buildings. Of those, 14 originated in the kitchen, seven were caused be electrical shorts and two were caused by improperly discarded smoking materials, according to department records. “Over 53 percent of all of our fires originate in the kitchen,” Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron said. October is Fire Safety Month and Oct 7-13, is Fire Prevention Week. “Our department is scheduled to conduct 16 fire prevention presentations this month,” said Capt. John Robinson, training and education officer for the BeaufortPort Royal Fire Department. “Every presentation we do has an element of kitchen safety.” Here are the key messages about preventing home fires: • Pay Attention: The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking. • Have working smoke alarms. • Use extension cords properly. • Candles: Always be sure the candles are extinguished before leaving the house. • Smoking materials: Use proper ash containers and extra care. To speak to a fire prevention specialist, contact the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department at 843-525-7055 or email city-fire@cityofbeaufort.org.

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commentary beaufort county school board district 3

Meet the candidates Editor’s Note: These are the articles that the candidates originally submitted to the Lady’s Island Business Professionals Association’s newsletter. They are listed in alphabetical order. We did not have room for their entire submissions in the paper, so you can read the full articles at our website, www.yourislandnews.com.

michael rivers

By Michael Rivers, Present District 3 School Board Representative and Seeking Reelection People over politics; I believe all children can learn. Our children must attain the best education possible and to do this we must recognize our differences as our strengths. While we celebrate our differences we must all work towards the education that meets the needs of all the children. I am a 1976 Beaufort High School graduate. I am an United States Air Force veteran where I worked in general accounting; managing hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars. I have three children: Monica, Michelle and Michael Jr. I am also the proud grandfather of twin grandsons: Jeremiah and Jeremy. I am an ordained minister. Honors graduate; Magna Cum Laude from Claflin University in Organizational Management. I graduated from Technical College of the Low Country in Computer Assisted Design and Drafting. I am also a graduate from

DeVry Institute of Technology: electronics. I have also studied Business Management at the Community College of the Air Force, Community College of Philadelphia, Dekalb Community College, University of South Carolina and TCL. I served as a Board Member on Beaufort County Recreation Commission and Parks and Leisure Services; a public servant. I believe that we must prepare our children for the world of tomorrow including being fluent in multiple languages and technology literate. The rapidly changing demographics and constant technology changes will continue to have an impact as well as becoming a stimulant that should help us to prepare all children for success in a global society. Board members must understand that need for technology literacy and

acknowledging the shifting demographics, requires an educational approach that will allow all children the ability to compete for the jobs of the future. Education is the most important issue facing our country today. Education should be viewed not as an expense but seen as an investment: A national security issue. Without access for all children to good quality education, our ability to compete as a nation in a global economy will be limited. Fiscal responsibility should be a priority. However, Beaufort County School District also has a responsibility to provide those resources and method(s) of delivery needed to address academic achievement for a diverse student population. Parental involvement and community participation are equally important. There needs to be effective communication between parents, teachers and schools. BCSD

must accept responsibility and accountability for all children education outcomes; effective leadership. I am about children, not politics, not any persons or groups’ agenda, or vengeance, or self-serving motives. I am independent of any external groups or philosophies and fully committed to all children. They are our future. I believe that the board will continue to face challenges, so the board members must be able to cope with complex and diverse issues. I will continue to bring to the table insights that are designed to increase and broaden the discussion on complex issues. Issues include debate over high stakes testing, federal requirements, state requirements, governance, Board’s role in education, finance models, alternate educational options, choice plans, etc.

bernie schein

By Bernie Schein, Candidate for District 3 School Board Representative I’m running for a seat on the Beaufort County school board, district 3. I’m running hard, I’m running fast, and I’m running for the children of Beaufort County. How hard? How fast? Call me, and I’ll call you back within 24 hours. I’m a native of Beaufort, a lifelong educator with a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and 40 years of experience in public and private schools. I was a principal at three schools, including Yemassee Elementary and Junior High School and Port Royal Elementary School. I have published a book on my experiences entitled “If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity and Intelligence in Middle School Kids.” I’ve worked with every kind of kid, parent,

teacher and administrator imaginable. I speak about it, write about it, and consult. I’m a student of students, of kids, of teachers, of parents, of who they are and how they learn. I’m still learning and I’m still inspired. I’ve devoted my life to kids, who I think are great fun, and who move and touch me and deserve the very best we can give them. They have to learn and discover what they need and want to go after it. To help them, we’ve got to see the world not only through our eyes, but through theirs. The farther we remove ourselves from kids and classrooms, the less we know. You can’t run a school system like General Motors any more than you can run a school or a classroom or raise kids at home that way. They’re too interesting, too exciting, too

screwy and nutty, too complicated. Board policies and discussions and considerations should reflect the passion that many of us, as teachers and parents, have for kids, and not just our own. The board, at present, does not. Both my opponents, one of whom is the chairman, appear to me too far removed from the kids to really know who they are and what they need and what policies will best enable educators and parents to help these kids. The Chairman wants to, but “wanting to” is not enough. Civility, which he has provided, is not enough. Respect among board members is not enough. Placating each other is not enough. Yes, there is tact and decorum now, but what has that tact and decorum done for one child in Beaufort County?

Board members throwing things at each other, which my opponent, the chairman, has mercifully stopped, was admittedly counterproductive. But board members fighting for our kids? Sorry, but they don’t truly know our kids. I’ve been to board meetings, I regularly watch the meetings on local television. They’re deadening, ineffective, trivial, sloppy, and illconceived; in short, a distraction from the real issues. If elected, I’ll do my best to minimize bricks and mortar, top-down leadership and bloated bureaucracy, and focus instead on what makes our kids truly smart — smart teachers, smart counselors and social workers, perceptive learning specialists, inspired curricula and instructional programs, and strong, healthy peer and parent-child relationships.

fred washington

By Fred S. Washington, Jr., Present District 11 Representative and Newly Drawn District 3 Candidate For those who may not know me, let me first introduce myself. For five-plus years I have served as chairman of the Beaufort County Board of Education — selected and elected by my peers on the school board. I believe my strength is bringing together people of differing opinions and working to find a common path forward — an essential skill when there are 11 seats on the school board. I am seeking re-election to District 3 because there is much work still to be done, chief among them selection of the next School Superintendent and ensuring our students continue to gain better educations to prepare them for a bright future. I am a native Beaufortonian — born on Parris Island Oct. 3, 1946 — and the youngest of seven children of the late Fred Washington Senior and Sheldonia Washington. A product of the Beaufort County public schools, I am a proud 1964 4

graduate of Robert Smalls High School. In 1968 I received my Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. I am married to Dr. Barbara Morgan, Director of Dental Services at BJHCHS, Inc. We have two daughters (Bria and Samone) who graduated from Beaufort High School and I have a third daughter (Danica) who graduated from Beaufort Academy. My employment and volunteer history includes working for four years in the Residence Life Division at Boston University; VISTA Volunteer and later Supervisor-Director of Hawthorne House Community Center, Roxbury,MA;ManpowerDirectoratBeaufortJasper Comprehensive Health; Pupil Personnel Services Director for the Beaufort County Schools; Director of the Beaufort County Department of Social Services (a state agency) for over 27 years; served on the Beaufort Joint Planning Commission; Lowcountry Council of Governments Board; Beaufort County

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United Way Allocation Committee; SC Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; Boys and Girls Club Board; Beaufort Marine Institute Board; Beaufort Housing Authority Board; BC First Steps Partnership Board (charter member); Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission; chair of the Beaufort Fund Advisory Committee of the Coastal Community Foundation; and elected to Beaufort City Council from July 1979 to July 1993. In November 2006 I was elected to the BC School Board. In January 2007 my Board colleagues elected me chairman for a two year term and re-elected me chairman in 2009. Voters re-elected me to the Board in November 2010 and in January 2011 the Board voted me to serve as chairman because of my ability to bring together differing points of view to Work Together for Improved Results. In my five plus years as chairman of the Board of Education we have

significantly increased student achievement (but are not where we need to be). Today in our schools, except for second grade reading, ALL grades 3-8 and ALL subjects are above national averages. According to rankings by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee, we have four schools rated Excellent now – five years ago, NONE were rated Excellent. This year we had 27 schools earn 34 Palmetto Gold, Silver or Closing Achievement Gap awards, compared to just three schools winning those honors in 2006. We have built six new schools and closed/ consolidated three schools while cutting our budget almost $20 million and kept 70 percent of all funds in the classroom. College scholarships increased 50 percent from 2008 to 2012 going from $10 million to $14.8 million. But much remains to be done. We have too many of our students, particularly minority students, who are not achieving at levels they are capable.


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Yes, it’s ladies’ night! Enjoy fun activities plus tips for healthy lifestyle at BMH Girls’ Night Out A pair of fake boobs could save your life. They aren’t implants, but rather breast models that health care providers from Beaufort Memorial will use to teach women how to perform monthly breast self-exams during a Girls’ Night Out event the hospital is hosting next week. As much party as wellness fair, the free ladies-only program will feature music, munchies, games and prizes, along with displays and demonstrations designed to help women make informed choices about their health. “We call it ‘health-Utainment’ because we’re combining fun activities with advice on how to improve your well-being,” said Emily Harris, who is helping coordinate the event for the hospital. “If you can present the information in a way that engages women, they’re more likely to make changes to better their lives.” The breast models are one of the many health-oriented activities planned for the

Emily Harris and Becky Tibbals at last year’s Girls’ Night Out hosted by Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Photo by Paul Nurnberg.

evening. Participants will be invited to feel a simulated “normal breast” and one with a lump so they will know what to look for when they check their own bodies. If they haven’t had their annual mammogram, they will be able schedule one at either Beaufort Memorial Women’s Imaging Center in Beaufort or Beaufort Memorial Bluffton Medical Services. BMH breast care coordinator Jackie Brown also will be available to answer questions and explain the

latest diagnostic testing being used to determine if a lump is benign or cancerous. Girls’ Night Out will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at The Shed in the town of Port Royal. This year’s event will focus on breast care, nutrition, anti-aging and joint health. To make it more entertaining, the information will be presented in the form of games. In the “Ta-Tas Toss,” women will be asked to answer true or false questions related to breast care by throwing a

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MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS Through October 13, the South Carolina mental health community will commemorate Mental Illness Awareness Week. As part of this national, yearly observance, selected sites across South Carolina will offer free depression assessments to the public throughout this week and on National Depression Screening Day, October 11. Mental Illness Awareness Week was established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress to raise awareness about mental illness and its effects on individuals and families. Many adults will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in their lifetime, and about 6 percent of adults, or 1 in 17, suffer from a serious mental illness. To learn more about mental illness, South Carolina Mental Health Awareness Week events, how to find treatment, or locate your local mental health center, call the South Carolina Department of Mental Health at 800763-1024, or visit www. scdmh.org. To locate a free depression screening site, visit www.mentalhealthscreening. org.


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A look at Monsanto: Part II In the 1960’s I lived in the quiet of the country with my grandparents, and fortunately I was young enough to be sheltered from most of the harshness of farm life. Sure, the occasional cow that I had named would disappear, and I would refuse to eat meat for awhile in his or her memory, but I have no hard stories of backbreaking hoeing or thriving individualism from learning to drive a tractor at age five. On most days, my sisters and I simply disappeared into the fields around us. In spring, we might help drop seeds haphazardly into rows, our part in what would become a vast ocean of green, as our garden melded with endless rows of corn over the summer. It was this experience that allowed me to make “farm-talk” with Aussie farmers when I went to Australia in 2010, as farmers really hadn’t changed much since I was child. Or had they? My grandfather, every day, twice a day, after milking 20 cows, shoveled the day’s leavings out a small opening at the side of the barn. When the manure pile got high enough, he shoveled this same manure again, this time into a manure spreader, a machine that spread the manure over his fields as fertilizer. An arduous practice, but organic in nature. But then that’s all there was when I was a child. Everything was organic. There wasn’t anything else. My grandfather saved part of his corn harvest as seed for next year, shoveling

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But, do we even need more food than what is being currently grown? In Part One of this series, it was noted that in Western cultures we throw away 50% of the food we grow. Time Magazine from March 2012 reports that in developing countries, due to poor distribution and a lack of refrigeration, the standard is 30% of the food that is grown is wasted, and at times, 70%. When you look at these facts, and others, it would appear that we need Monsanto simply because we are such poor stewards of what we already have. The pledge, however, that biotechnology made us, of more “bang for the buck” has unfortunately proven to be an empty promise, according to a new report published by The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), called “Failure to Yield: Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops.” This report notes that, “despite 20 years of research and 13 years of commercialization, genetic engineering

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On September 22, Matthew Cieplowski, grandson of Mary and Ski Cieplowski of Rivers Court, pitched a no-hitter against the Charleston Braves. Matthew plays for the Beaufort Breeze, a travel baseball team. Their tournament was for players ages 13 and under. Matthew is very happy to report that the Breeze defeated the Braves 2-0. Way to go, Matthew! A wonderful birthday luncheon was held at the Lady’s Island Country Club to celebrate the birthdays of Amy Stoeffler of Pickens Street and Nancy Steeves of James Byrne. Nancy and Amy received many lovely gifts and birthday cards (one not so nice!). A few hours were spent catching up with each other, and watching as Nancy and Amy opened their gifts. A significant group of Royal Pines friends and neighbors attended “Cheeseburger in Paradise” at the Port Royal Landing Marina. This event’s proceeds benefit The FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice — a very worthy Beaufort community organization. A few Royal Pines residents volunteer their time at the hospice. There are a variety of activities and events that

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She talked funny and didn’t like grits By Cherimie Crane Weatherford It always mystified me that cows would risk such agonizing pain just to stretch their necks through the barbed wire for the mere taste, sometimes smell, of a single green patch of grass, all the while standing on the greenest grass in Mississippi. Maybe it was because when I was young I didn’t fancy Play Station, I didn’t live close to other school-aged children, I certainly wasn’t the Barbie type, or possibly it was the basic fascination with any creature that covets so deeply the very same thing that they have. Hours upon hours I spent in the company of these crud-bearing creatures. Naming them, singing to them — yes, all cows love Stevie Nicks — or just observing their often odd behavior. Many life lessons were gleaned through my slightly onesided captive creature conversations. Straining with all their might, those cows morphed into master yoginis. Twisting, turning and often ripping their coat clear from their skin. No matter how many times I thumped them on their head, had serious conversations about the err of their ways and even tried positive reinforcement, it was always in vain. At some point one

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already have. Females are astoundingly gifted in this aspect, entirely unable to see beauty in their very own mirror, endlessly reaching out for something new to enhance. Men do the very same things, just a bit more categorical. Men have absolutely no ability to see the grass on which they stand, only the grass slightly out of reach. I am fairly certain at any given time there is a man being thumped on the head because he just can’t help but risk injury over outstretching his bounds. Very well could be nature, or the simple fact that most mammals aren’t nearly as smart as the Discovery Channel claims. Guilt isn’t a stranger in my pasture, either. If I was told I could only stay out until dark, perfectly impossible it proved to be. If Daddy said to only go up 10 limbs of my favorite tree, 11 was the only distance acceptable to my little lingering hands. The only swimming hole I desired to dip my dirty feet was the only one off limits. Of all the animals that surrounded my Southern summers, it was the forbidden Rooster I just had to tame. And just as often as those darn cows would squeal and squirm over the mess they made, so did I. Sometimes I had to untangle myself, and sometimes Daddy would come running. Recently, I reached my neck out to

unfamiliar pastures. A publisher painted a picture clearly of a dream that seemed tastier and worth a neck pinch or two. It required me to stop writing for The Island News. Hesitantly, I began taking direction, advice and criticism, none of which is comfortable for me. Twisting and turning, I tried desperately to crane my neck to reach a patch that just wasn’t my own. I would have to change everything I think, everything I feel, and the only voice I have would no longer be mine. During a conference call regarding a subpar submission, she suggested that I refrain from using the word “y’all.” My big hair stood straight up on my head, my mouth flew open as it so often does and the bendable dream chaser told her preaching publisher exactly what she could do with all of her advice. After a 3 minute tirade of my recently withheld opinions, it seemed clear we were not a match made in heaven. I quickly untangled myself and managed to pull away from the piercing barbed wire with few scratches and only a tuft of missing hair. She proudly predicted I would be nothing more than a small town writer for a small town paper. My pasture is small, but it is green and plentiful. I will be just fine staying within my fence. After all, she didn’t like grits and she talked funny.

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Bridging cultures and generations through music and arts education This month, musicians from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble will travel to Beaufort to share their creative process with high school students, and then release their joyful noises at a public concert at Battery Creek High. This arts-education celebration is a direct result of the ambitions of ARTworks, the community arts center in Beaufort, and executive director JW Rone. “We’ve observed that there are racial, cultural and generational audience diversity issues which could be addressed through creative musicbased projects,” commented Rone. “Our Bridging initiative is our way of addressing both youth education and audience diversity, of race and age, by enlisting prominent musicians to perform and teach in Beaufort County.” This powerful outreach began in 2011 when ARTworks was contacted by the Arts Education Counselor of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) earlier this year to inform staff that ARTworks had been hand-selected for a non-competitive “Arts Education in American Communities” grant. The NEA soon approved ARTworks’ plan for the “Bridging Cultures & Generations through Music” initiative, supporting it with $10,000 from the NEA, to be matched by funds from the community.

The goals for the project are: to introduce students and the community to the musicians and their artforms; to inspire young musicians in our community regardless of race and socioeconomic status; and to encourage audience diversity and assist in bridging cultural and generational divides. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble will be in residency and in concert Saturday, October 20, at the Battery Creek High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble’s residency will include two days of vocal music classes in Whale Branch Early College High School and Battery Creek High School. Their work will culminate in a community performance of “Circa 1871: An Ode to the Fisk University Jubilee Singers.” Now in its fourth season, The ensemble strives to honor the devout musical tradition that AfricanAmericans formed as slaves after arriving in this country and in particular its history in the Lowcountry. General admission is $17; students & groups of 10 or more, $12; children under 12, $7. For more information call 843-379-2787, www. artworksinbeaufort.org. Battery Creek High School is located at 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort, SC 29906.

organ concerts at parish church of st. helena Adrienne Cox Olson will perform in the fall series of “Friday Organ Concerts at Noon” held at the Parish Church of St. Helena, Beaufort, on Friday, October 19. Dr. Olson’s concert will be the first of four concerts featuring former organists/music directors of the local Episcopal Church over the past 20 years. The church is concluding its celebration of its tricentennial year (1712-2012). Dr. Olson is currently director of music and organist for Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. These 45-minute Adrienne midday concerts are free and open to the public. For more Cox Olson information, contact Pat Gould, the music director at the church, at patgould@islc.net or 843-522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.

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“Celeste and Jesse Forever” from The Indie Series presented by Emerging Pictures in HD at USCB Center For the Arts Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Synopsis: Celeste and Jesse met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now 30, Celeste (Type A) is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, Jesse (Type Zzzz) is once again unemployed and in no rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do — she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. Ratings & Reviews: Internet sites IMDb: 6.7 and Rotten Tomatoes: Critics/70 and Audience/76. Good marks. Critics: Philadelphia Inquirer: “... delightfully funny”; Boston Globe: “... sardonic, hip, heartfelt”; New York Times: “… swell…”; USA Today: “…delves into the complicated heart of relationships, exposes some painful truths and allows

melancholy to co-exist alongside breezy humor”; Roger Ebert: “... a good-hearted romantic comedy about a likable couple — so likable, indeed, that it swims upstream against the current...”. Previewer Comments: This romance drama with lots of funny moments illustrates the paths of change that occur in all romantic love couplings. What starts out one way is sure to change on both sides in the future. Things change ... stuff happens ... we are people, after all, and though love may remain constant overall, it certainly ebbs and flows as reality impinges on our being as married couples. To borrow from the Bard — this film asks the question over and over — “To be or not to be.” Except in this case the issue is: To be friends or to married? An enjoyable film. Rated: R for language, sexual content, and social drug use. Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance.

THE MET OPERA: LIVE IN HD By Alan Schuster

A preview of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” by The Met Opera: Live in HD at the USCB Center for the Arts, Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:55 p.m. There’s an expression in the music world about the kind of melodies that stick with you after you’ve heard them once or twice. It goes something like this: It’s easy to get it into your ear, but hard to get it out of your memory. Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” is a fine example. In the words of opera historian Charles Osborne: “From the high-spirited bars of its prelude to the end of its equally happy finale, there is hardly a dull moment in this entire miraculous score in the most engaging of all comic operas.” The Met’s General Manager, Peter Gelb pretty much assured its success with another headline appearance by the remarkable coloratura soprano, Anna Netrebko. Many will recall last season’s opener in which she starred in the tragic title role of Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena.” But for “L’Elisir,” we’ll see and hear her as Netrebko-light. Synopsis: Nemorino is a poor young farm laborer in love with Adina, a wealthly landowner who seems not to reciprocate his love. When he overhears Adina recounting to her companions a confused version of the story of Tristan, Isolde and their love potion, the gullible Nemorino allows an itinerant quack, Dr. Dulcamara, to sell him an elixir (actually a cheap red wine) which, he is assured, will win Adina for him if he partakes of it. But when Adina announces that she is about to marry the dashing Sergeant Belcore, Nemorino is

persuaded by Dulcamara to purchase some more of the magic potion, which he is able to pay for only by allowing Belcore to enlist him in the army. Meanwhile, news of the death of Nemorino’s rich uncle has reached the village. This makes his heir, Nemorino, suddenly popular with the village girls, a state of affairs which he attributes to the elixir. When Adina learns that he has enlisted in order to win her, she realizes that she really loves him. All ends happily, even for Belcore who tells himself that there are plenty of other women in the world. Musical highlights: Act I: All it takes is the sound of a trumpet to begin about twenty minutes of the most comical scene in all of opera. It heralds the arrival of the pompous charlatan, Dr. Dulcamara who proclaims that he has magic elixirs for all occasions. “Udite, udite, o rustici...” (Give me your ear, rustic ones...). A mesmerized Nemorino is duped into buying a bottle after assurances that it will win him Adina’s love. An engaging duet begins with Nemorino’s “Voglio dire — lo stupendo elisir...” Act II : Nemorino sings: “Una furtiva lagrima...” (A furtive tear...). A “must” aria for every Italian tenor’s concert repertoire! Two impassioned stanzas in which he voices his feelings for Adina. The finale: With Nemorino and Adina happily standing by, Dulcamara induces a buying frenzy by the villagers, who scramble for every bottle he has. Then he makes a quick departure before anyone — except Nemorino — realizes that it was just cheap wine.

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By Lanier Laney

Most people have met the owner of Plums and the Saltus River Grill, Lantz Price, but they may be surprised to find out that he was an American Literature major at the University of New Hampshire, spent his last semester at Cambridge University in England, then traveled around Europe and later sailed to New Zealand and lived there for a year before sailing back. He also met the love of his life, Jen, at college, but they broke up after dating for four years, only to get back together 10 years later after accidentally running into each other in Boston. They fell deeply in love again and got married in 1999. They have two children, daughter Hayden, 12, and son Grayson, 10. Lantz’s parents Warren and Babs were both Southerners, and Lantz was born in Virginia, but was raised in Rye, New Hampshire, when Lantz’s dad, a Delta Air Lines pilot, was based in nearby Boston. When his parents retired, they wanted to get back to the South, so they moved to Beaufort, which is how Lantz first came to know the Lowcountry. Says Lantz, “As I visited them on school breaks, I fell in love with the peace and tranquility and openness of the marshes and outer islands then, in turn, the whole culture of the South. After all that travel to remote places, I longed to return to Beaufort.” Lantz moved to Beaufort 20 years ago (in 1992) and joined his mother in the restaurant business. She had bought Plums on the waterfront in Beaufort in 1987; it had been started by Terry Murray and Dale Fairbanks a year earlier. Says Lantz, “I starting working in restaurants when I was 14. My first job was as a dishwasher at a place called Abercrombie and Finch in Rye, N.H. My Dad said,‘go get a job and don’t cross the highway,’ so I went out to Route 1 and walked into the first kitchen I came to on our side of the highway. They hired me on the spot and I got home late and they were all wondering what happened to me. I said, ‘you told me to go get a job?! Right?’ ” Lantz continues, “And the kitchen culture of the 70’s and 80’s shaped my entire young adult life. It was a “Kitchen Confidential” world and I lived in New England which, at the time, was a thriving epicenter of American seafood restaurants with raw bars and Jazz. Classic methods of cooking hadn’t really been dismantled yet so the chefs were mostly still old ARTS NCEouP rselfer APPFoLr IA The Do-It-Y dS N ALL bRA S ME d NEXT A dAY SEAYRVICE

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school with French methods. Picture fresh New England fish — smothered with heavy buttery sauces.” By expanding Plums from a breakfast and lunch place to dinner (which he cooked) and putting the emphasis on top quality local seafood, Lantz helped make Plums a hit with both locals and tourists. Today he is executive chef and owner of both the Beaufort and Bluffton Plums. He says of all the jobs that come with running three restaurants — he opened Saltus River Grill eight years ago — he loves “working the line” the best, which means working as a line cook during those challenging dinner “rush hours.” Says Lantz,” That’s where my love of cooking started — in the insular culture of the slightly insane world of the back of the house in restaurants. It was a blend of art and creativity with hard, hard work and the never ending desire to cook great food and have fun. I love to be creative and work really hard. I believe that you must really love what you do and you must passionate about it, even if it is not the career of you’re choosing. You spend so much time working that you need to find the parts about it that make you happy and

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sports ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Austin Stoddard ( serving ) Athlete and Katie Newell (at the net) of the week play doubles for the Beaufort High School Lady Eagles Tennis Team. They are now 13-1 in doubles, helping the Eagles stay undefeated in Region VIII Play. The girls are ranked among the top six doubles teams in the state at the 4-A Level. Coaches and parents: Send us your nomination for Athlete of the Week to theislandnews@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Monday. The week’s athlete will receive a free medium cheese pizza from and two weeks of free karate. brought to you by: Club Karate • Lady’s Island, Food Lion Plaza • 524-8308

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sports notes

Beaufort High School lost to Bluffton last Friday night, 34-10. A failure to capitalize doomed the Eagles, including a failure to score inside the five and turning over the ball after shutting the Bobcats down inside the five and taking over on downs.

Beaufort High sailing USCB baseball team team wants students adds assistant coach The Beaufort High sailing team is looking for students interested in joining the high school sailing team. Eighth graders welcome. No experience necessary. Practice starts at 1500 on Fridays at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, an easy walk from the high school. Must have reef walker type shoes with closed toe. For questions, contact Charles Belden at 843-263-9375.

USCB women win first Sun Conference

Senior receiver Thomas Parker pulls down a high pass for a 25 yard completion in the first quarter. Photos by Todd Stowe.

Senior linebacker Clint Wright closes in on Bluffton’s quarterback late in the third quarter.

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The University of South Carolina Beaufort women’s soccer team doesn’t make a practice of soaking coach Ed Heberling with the water bucket after every win, but this one was special. The Sand Sharks earned the first Sun Conference victory in the program’s brief history Sunday, holding off visiting Warner for a 3-2 win at Fin Land Field. Freshmen Maddie Zak and Jessica Tooley scored first-half goals, and sophomore Alexa Muffley added a goal in the second half for USCB (6-6, 1-2 Sun Conference).

The University of South Carolina Beaufort baseball team has added former Auburn University player and assistant coach Wes Gilmer to its staff, head coach Bryan Lewallyn announced. Gilmer, 23, was a career .286 hitter for the Tigers from 2008-11 before joining the coaching staff as a student assistant in 2012 while completing his degree in exercise science. He was named team captain as a senior in 2011.

Final reminder to sign up for basketball

It’s not too late to sign up for youth winter basketball with Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services (PALS). Late registration will last until October 17 and will require a $25 late fee. Registration can only take place at the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and the Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton for children ages 4-16. For more information, visit our website at www.bcgov.net/PALS or call the Burton Wells Recreation Center at 843-255-6680 or the Buckwalter Recreation Center at 843-255-6710.

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A focus on students, teachers and educational events in northern Beaufort County school notes BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Don’t miss this event tonight: When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.. What: Parents Academy, Nutrition for Kids presented by Jenny Craft from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. How: Free, community event for parents of PreK – 4th grade students. Childcare will be provided, RSVP required. Please contact MJ Simmons to reserve your space at 843-524-3393 or mjsimmons@ beaufortacademy.org. Where: Beaufort Academy, Lady’s Island.

• Thursday, Oct. 11: School Picture retakes • Thursday, Oct. 11: 8th grade Bake Sale at Lower and Middle school lunches • Thursday, Oct. 11: 12th grade Spirit Strands fundraiser • Friday, Oct. 12: 3rd and 4th grade students to Camp Leopold • Friday, Oct. 12: Fire Truck visit at the PreK/K building • Friday, Oct. 12: 11th grade Bake Sale at the home football game • Friday, Oct. 12: Senior Night at the home football game

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• Tuesday, Oct. 16: 10th grade students to see Edgar Allen Poe’s play, Nevermore. • Wednesday, Oct. 17: 8th, 10th and 11th graders to take PSAT • Wednesday, Oct. 17: 11th grade Bake Sale at all lunches • Thursday, Oct. 18: Eagles Eat Out at Plums! BRIDGES PREPARATORY SCHOOL Representatives from Bridges Preparatory School, will be available to answer questions from interested parents, students, and community members at outreach events: • Saturday, Oct. 13: Gray’s Hill Baptist Church (2749 Trask Pkwy) from 1-3 p.m. • Thursday, 10/25: Adjacent the Lollipop Shop during Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort from 5-6:30 p.m. For more information, please see www. bridgespreparatoryschool.org or contact info@bridgespreparatoryschool.org. governor’s school • South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities 2008 Creative Writing alumni Matthew Casedonte of Anderson, SC, and Allen Butt of Beaufort, SC, have each been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship in an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced. Matthew will teach in Russia, and Allen will spend the year in Germany.

• SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities invites students and their families from across the state to visit campus with the Open Doors event. On Saturday, November 3, attendees will be able to meet current faculty and students, explore the campus and experience life at Governor’s School. To see if these programs are right for you or your child, reserve your space by phone 864-282-3844 or by email: admissions@scgsah.state.sc.us. You may also register online at scgsah.org. lady’s island middle • Annual PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser will run through Friday, October 12. • Cougar Chat has moved to Wednesday, October 17 at 6 p.m. • PSAT (8th Grade Qualifying) is Wednesday, October 17. • Call today to schedule your parent conference with your child’s team on October 25 or October 26 st. peter’s catholic school • Oct. 15-19: Book Fair in the media center and is open to the public. Please call 5222163 for more information. • Wednesday, Oct. 17: The 7th and 8th grade will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the class trip. Open to the public. Please call 522-2163. • Thursday, Oct. 18: Chick Fil A Spirit night 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

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Dataw Island unveils clubhouse renovation One of the characteristics of a great community and club is the ability to be constantly improving. Count Dataw Island Club as one of those great clubs. Over the last two years, Dataw Island has completed the renovation of two golf courses and most recently the reopening of their clubhouse dining facilities on September 22. “The change is dramatic,” said David Warren, director of marketing. “It is simply beautiful in terms of concept, architectural design, interior design and construction, and the members are delighted over the changes.” When Alcoa, the original developer of Dataw Island, built the clubhouse in 1983, the dining emphasis was on fine dining in the dining room and to a lesser extent a more casual fare in the pub. Over the last 30 years lifestyles and dining preferences have changed and there is a much greater demand for a casual atmosphere. The club saw the shift two years ago and began plans to renovate the Dataw Island Club dining choices to reflect the change in the dining trends. Since the renovation, the pub size has been doubled and the dining room, which was more formal, has been upgraded and made more intimate. The new design is more open and allows for more flexibility for all events. As part of the renovation of the club, designers also

included outside upgrades by adding a charming exterior dining area complete with a fireplace. The architectural concept work was headed up by Dataw Island resident Bill Fox. J Banks Design of Hilton Head did the interior design, and construction work was managed by Steve Walker of Island Residential Construction of Dataw Island. The combination of golf and clubhouse projects shows the substantial commitment Dataw members have made to the future. Dataw Island Club president Dave Muehl summed it up by saying, “the combination of our renovated golf courses and clubhouse positions us perfectly to compete in the future.” The changes have been met with

overwhelmingly positive response from the Dataw Island Club members. “I can’t believe the transformation, “said Pat Judd an island resident. “It is such a great change, and I know we will be dining out at the club much more because of the improvements.” The Dataw Island Club is much more than just dining, however. The Arthur Hills Morgan River course reopened for play last month to rave reviews after a complete renovation. The Tom Faziodesigned Cotton Dike course opened last year with equally high accolades. “Our pair of championship courses are now on par with any of the courses in the Lowcountry,” said golf member Dave Yoder. The club also boasts a tennis center,

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indoor and outdoor pools, complete workout facilities with personal trainers, croquet and a deep-water marina. The main clubhouse where the new dining facilities are located is the center of the community. It is a place where people gather at the club for meals, meetings, activities or just to enjoy each other and the beauty of Jenkins Creek. “This club has some of the finest amenities anywhere, but the true asset of Dataw Island is the people,” said club member Bob North. “Many of our best friends in the world are people we have met since we moved to Dataw.” For more information on Dataw membership or real estate opportunities, call David Warren at 843-838-3374.

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What’s happening this weekend? A lot! Sportfishing and diving club holds meeting

The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s next meeting will be Thursday, October 11 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. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2020.

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra season starts

The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra announces its 28th concert season, which opens on October 11 with Symphonic Showcase. Season tickets are available at www.beaufortorchestra.org or call 1-800-595-4TIX (4849). All concerts are held at the USCB Center For the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort.

Expect the Unexpected with Candace Lovely

Candace Lovely will have a reception on Thursday, October 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the Artist’s Lounge at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street. Her exhibition will be on display through October. RSVP by calling 843-379-2787, or visit www. artworksinbeaufort.org.

‘The Satire Diaries: Too Stupid to Fail’

“The Satire Diaries” is a musical revue of social satire that lampoons movies, popular culture, dating, men and women, arts, politics, and much more. The Satire Diaries is directed by and features Stan Gill. The play will be on stage Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street Tickets are $17, $12 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 843-379-2787.

Friends of Hunting Island holds annual 5K

Friends of Hunting Island is once again joining with Hunting Island State Park to sponsor its 4th annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 13, starting at 10 a.m. Runners, walkers, and supporters will gather at the park’s Nature Center, where the event begins and ends. For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org. The online registration deadline is 5 p.m. October 12. Walk-up registration is welcome on the day of the event from 9-9:30 a.m., along with all participant packet pick-ups. For more information, email brandibyrum04@yahoo.com or cnminnich@gmail.com.

Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers The South Carolina Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $16.00-$18.00 per month and business services are $33.00-$37.00 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is defined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the first 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the \first full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualifies during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for first 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A onetime professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates.

TCL Foundation to host oyster roast

Baseball team hosts golf tournament fundraiser

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its second Annual “Oysters by the Bay” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 13, overlooking the Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited fresh-roasted local oysters, hot dogs, chili, and soft drinks. Tickets are on sale now at www.tcl.edu/ oysters or at the TCL Foundation office, building 6 of the TCL Beaufort campus. For more information, call 843-5258294 or email to foundation@tcl.edu.

The Beaufort Riptide Baseball Team will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, at Lady’s Island Country Club. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. There also will be a silent auction. For more information, contact Brett Westerfield at 843-812-1245. The Riptide team is a 10-under travel baseball team made up of players from northern Beaufort County.

Flapjack fundraiser fights human trafficking

The Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting a flapjack fundraiser at the Applebee’s on the north-end of Hilton Head Island on Saturday, October 13. From 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., volunteers will be serving up short stacks for a tall cause. All proceeds will be used to raise awareness of human trafficking. Tickets cost $6 and are available by calling Daniel Brownstein at 843-255-5911.

Mossy Oaks Elem hosts 5K fun run, fall fling

Mossy Oaks Elementary School is having a 5K fun run and fall fling Saturday, October 13, from 5-8 p.m. There will be a concession stand, popcorn, games and jump houses. Registration is at 5 p.m. for walk/fun run. The cost is $20 for adults, $12 for kids. All participants get a free T-shirt.

Carteret Street United Methodist holds bazaar

YMCA hosts annual Boots & Bling event

The Carteret Street United Methodist’s Church’s annual Fall Bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 408 Carteret Street in Beaufort. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to purchase baked goods, frozen foods and other edible delicacies; participate in the silent auction; prepare for fall planting with sod and bedding plants. The Pumpkin Patch will be open, and there will be kids games. All proceeds benefit church missions and programs. For more information, call 524-3841.

The Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its 3rd Annual Boots & Bling capital fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, October 13, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Butler Marine on Lady’s Island. Boots & Bling is this year’s major fundraiser for capital improvements to the Y. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $90 for couples. You can purchase your tickets at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal. For additional information, please contact Kelly Collins at kellymelvincollins@gmail.com.

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community verdier house dinner & a lecture: the curious mister catesby Just a year after Beaufort was founded in 1711, an Englishman named Mark Catesby arrived in America obsessed with the discovery and description of the littleunknown flora and fauna of the Colonies. “The Curious Mister Catesby,” the story of his explorations in the New World, is the topic of Dinner & A Lecture at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. On his second trip in 1722, he set sail on a four-year excursion to the Lowcountry to record its native habitat. He traveled under the auspices of London’s Royal Society. He explored the Southeast colonies and the Bahamas, and spent the subsequent 20 years writing and illustrating his exhaustive two-volume “Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands,” the first illustrated work detailing the plants, insects and birds he found here. “The Curious Mister Catesby” was produced and directed by Cynthia Neal, a leading filmmaker of the natural world in the U.S. “Dinner and a Lecture” is open to Historic Beaufort Foundation members and non-members; the lecture series features a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, 5:30 to 6 p.m. The program is 6 to 7 p.m., followed by audience questions. Admission is $15/$25 per member/ member couple respectively, and $20/$30 per non-member/non-member couple respectively. Seating is limited; call 3793331 to make reservations. A three-course dinner at Saltus River Grill is offered at $19 per person for attendees at the lecture. Call Saltus at 379-3474 directly to make dining reservations.

Beaufort has first Bark for Life event Beaufort’s first American Cancer Society “Bark for Life” event will be held Saturday, October 20, in the Habersham Marketplace, located at 13 Market St. This is an event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the

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This family friendly event will include activities like bouncy houses, live music, face painting and more. Bark for Life is sponsored by Annie B’s Bed and Biscuit, Beaufort Dog, DragonBoat Beaufort and Lucky Dog. For more information, contact Charlie Holley at 843-592-0752 or carson_dental@aol.com.

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event runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., with a survivor lap at 11 a.m. Individual walkers and teams may register online in advance at relayforlife.org/ barkbeaufortsc. The “Bark for Life” event will feature a canine costume contest, agility shows, and a survivor lap for both canines and their companions who are in remission.

Do you know your burn ordinances?

Saline Edwards, 3, ponders the possibilities of mastering one of the homemade hoops during Habersham’s First Friday celebrations. Saline was at the event with her father, Robert.

Town of Hilton Head Island

A permit is required for open and recreational burning Organic material Permits obtained at any Hilton Head Fire Station Only one permit per address will be issued Fire MUST BE attended at all times by an adult Only organic material may be burned A garden hose must be present at all times Piles may not exceed 2’ x 3’ in size Burning must be at least 50’ from any structure If in gated community check with POA Must call (843) 341-4714 each day before burning Residential Open Burning Permits issued for one burn day only Burning only between 9am and 6pm Recreational Burning Permits issued for one burn day only Burning allowed between 9am and 12am All fires must be out by 12am Midnight No permit required for Outdoor Portable/Fixed barbecues that are located at public parks and residences Food smokers, outdoor stoves, and Store bought chimineas or fire pits

For more information and Town of Bluffton other safety Applies to residents inside Town limits Yard Debris in a pile 2ft x 3ft only Must be 50 feet from any structure messages Must have permit from fire department 757-1948 Join us on Burning ONLY between 9am and sunset Must call Town Burn Line BEFORE burning daily Fire MUST BE attended at all times by an adult Facebook: A phone must be available at all times while burning Fire Officials will approve/disapprove burn days Beaufort County based on weather conditions Complaints can be made to local fire department flammable/combustible liquids permitted Fire Chief’s Safety NO Personal responsibility and public consideration MUST BE exercised Education Team Year round burning allowed under these guidelines

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United Way of Lowcountry hits first million of campaign United Way of the Lowcountry’s 2012 campaign cleared its first million this week as residents and businesses respond to local needs. The campaign is at 36 percent of its $2.8 million goal, CEO Clarece Walker said Thursday. Contributions to United Way of the Lowcountry help save lives — including dozens of young men who found themselves on the wrong side of the law for nonviolent offenses. An option to prison time is AMIkids Beaufort, a residential facility in Dale. “United Way of the Lowcountry supports AMIkids Beaufort and the wonderful work they do, and we support 43 other agencies and partnerships,” said Mike Petrelli, campaign chairman for Hilton Head Island. “We hope people will dig deep this year to help us reach our 2012 goal of $2.8 million needed to help people in Beaufort and Jasper counties.” Every $100 contribution to United Way of the Lowcountry provides a young man between the ages of 14 and 17 who has been referred by the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice to AMIkids Beaufort with 34 hours of instruction to support academic achievement. “At AMIkids we have two primary goals, education and behavior modification. The

lifestyle at AMIkids Beaufort is healthy and rigorous, with time in the classroom offset by significant time outdoors,” said James Rivers, executive director at AMIkids Beaufort. “The students are assigned responsibilities for maintaining our buildings and outdoor facilities, and have the opportunity to earn recognition points every day in leadership, timeliness, attitude, respect, appearance, supervision, safety and participation,” Rivers said. “We have a success rate of 72 percent, meaning that 72 percent of the young men who come through our doors don’t have any more trouble with the law for the next year. That compares to the state prison system’s 28 percent success rate,” he said. This year, AMIkids Beaufort added a welding program in partnership with TCL, through funding provided by the Stranahan Foundation. Now, students can work toward their GED and earn welding certificates to help them gain employment. Help United Way of the Lowcountry meet the needs of the community, and meet the $2.8 million goal. To learn more, call 843-982-3040 or visit www. uwlowcountry.org.

For tickets call 843-433-3698

Be healthy, be happy, be dazzling. Gather your friends and join us to celebrate the vibrancy of good health.

Thursday, October 18

at The Shed, Town of Port Royal • 5 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required • Adults only Beaufort Memorial Hospital invites you to be

healthy, happy, and dazzling at our annual Girls’ Night Out! Join us for this fun event designed to give you the latest information in women’s health. Enjoy food and fun activities ... while we provide you with relevant, easy-to-understand tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Gather your friends and come out to laugh, learn and celebrate your commitment to health!

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Scenes from Shrimp Festival

Katie Kennedy, right, Paige Holliday, center, and Vonnie Lockley of Plums plate up the restaurant’s signature shrimp salad sandwiches during the annual Shrimp Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Brian Knapp, left, jumps out to an early lead and never gave it up as he won the annual Shrimp Festival 5K run. Knapp’s winning time was 17:22.

T

he 18th Annual Shrimp Festival was a big success last weekend with an estimated 10,000 people attending. Main Street Beaufort, USA, gave credit to the more than 200 volunteers who made the event possible. The winning restaurant was Emily’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar, with the Best Shrimp Dish, People’s Choice for the second year in a row. Sea Eagle Market received the Best Booth Decoration Award.

Some of the thousands of people who converged on the sea wall to see the shrimp boats during Shrimp Fest last weekend.

Carol Delaney, left and Chris Decanter of Emily’s Restaurant cook up fresh shrimp for a hungry crowd Saturday during Shrimp Festival at Waterfront Park.

Landen Lee Mills, left, of Lugoff, S.C. peels his shrimp during Shrimp Fest. The 8-year-old didn’t win the event but said it was a lot fun.

H.N Ford sets out some of the trophies for the annual Shrimp Festival’s 5K run last Saturday. All photos by Bob Sofaly.

Amy Achurch, 3, of Beaufort, gets some help from her mother Evelyn while eating a shrimp fritter.

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LOWCOUNTRY LADIES Come in Today for Special Orders Custom Designs

The Lowcountry Ladies of South Carolina recently installed new officers for the upcoming year. The ladies plan an annual luncheon and fashion show to raise funds for local scholarships to high school grads from Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties. Pictured from left is Jessie Tyler: Hospitality, Eleanor Hazel: Chaplain, Sandra Walker: President, Veronica Miller: Vice President, Rosalind Hollis: Correspondence Secretary, and Celia Price: Treasurer. Not pictured is Paula Gant: Recording Secretary.

Three local stores host benefit for Hope Haven Oyster Cay Collection, Papaya Island and Finishing Touches, all located in the Old Bay Marketplace at 917 Bay Street, will team up to host an evening of preholiday shopping to benefit Hope Haven of the Lowcountry on October 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and the stores will donate 10% of the sales to Hope Haven, a local children’s advocacy and rape crisis center. Attendees of the event will also receive a special coupon extending the 10% donation of sales through October 25. Hope Haven’s executive director will address attendees at 6:30 p.m. Hope Haven of the Lowcounty’s mission is to provide comprehensive

services that lead to healing for child victims of abuse and adult victims of rape, sexual assault and incest. Hope Haven strives to increase the community’s awareness of these issues through education and outreach. Oyster Cay Collection features teak furniture and unique accessories. Papaya Island offers a wide selection of Fresh Produce Sportswear and Finishing Touches carries a variety of home accessories as well as Toms shoes. For more information about the benefit event contact mary@oystercay. com or call 843-525-0485. For more information about Hope Haven, contact hopehavenlc.org or call 843-524-2256.

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lunch bunch A plentiful variety of Thai and sushi items makes dining a pleasure at

By Pamela Brownstein

The quest to sample the best of Beaufort’s Asian cuisine continues as the Lunch Bunch tasted just some of the many Thai and sushi dishes offered at Papaya. We all started with steamed shrimp dumpling appetizers, which I adore, served with sweet teriyaki sauce. Elizabeth, Nikki and David tried different rolls from the sushi menu. Elizabeth had the Spicy Tuna roll and the Fried Oyster roll, made with tempura fresh oysters and avocados, both excellent. Nikki went with the Snapper roll, stuffed with fried snapper and avocado, and the Crispy Shrimp roll — tempura shrimp and asparagus topped with shrimp sauce and sesame seed — that was crunchy and yummy. We all agreed that David’s Millipede Roll with tempura shrimp and asparagus topped with tuna and avocado was also awesome, most likely a must-have. Buck was thrilled with his yellow Thai curry with chicken — the colorful dish tasted as good as it looked, and he ate it all. The classic Pad Thai made with flat rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, egg,

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PAPAYA

Clockwise from left: Steamed dumpling appetizers; Pad Thai; Millipede roll; Snapper roll and Crispy Shrimp roll; Yellow Thai curry.

scallions and crispy bean sprouts was calling Kim, and she really liked it. I was running late, so I told Elizabeth to go ahead and order for me. Since I eat sushi and Thai food all the time, I figured I have tried everything. But, I was unfamiliar with the dish she chose for me, even though it is a common item. The Pho is Asian noodle soup that comes with a choice of meat (mine had shrimp) and served in a humongous

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bowl. It was really good, and I was excited to try something new. Nikki had to have her favorite watermelon martini, and since I didn’t want her to drink by herself, I felt obligated to order the Peach Cobbler martini special. With a sprinkling of cinnamon on top, it was not too sweet, and quite delicious. The bar area is chic and modern that manages to be upscale without being pretentious, making it a

great place to meet for drinks and dinner or for happy hour after work. The restaurant also features an early bird dining menu from 4:45 to 6 p.m., in addition to dinner and daily specials. Papaya is located at 1001 Boundary Street, Suite D, Beaufort, and is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 4:30 - 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., 4:30 - 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon - 3 p.m., 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 3 p.m., 4:30 - 9 p.m.


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Pick your Poison By Celia Strong

Yikes! Does that get your attention or what? But, hang on, it will make sense as soon as we get to this week’s wine. For that we’re off to California’s Sonoma County, in particular, the Dry Creek Valley AVA. This AVA is located in Sonoma County just northwest of the city of Healdsburg. It is a valley within a larger valley, the Dry Creek Valley being formed by Dry Creek. Silly, but I for one never stretched my thinking to realize there was an actual dry creek out there. It is actually a tributary of the Russian River. Dry Creek Valley is about sixteen miles long and two miles wide and close enough to the Lake Sonoma reservoir to use it for irrigation. And, as small as the valley is, all of it is not suitable for vineyards. Despite its small size, though, this AVA has a long history of grape growing and wine making. Even as early as 1879, it was recognized as an area “especially adapted to grape culture.” The 32 square miles that make up the AVA are very diverse in their soils, climates and elevations. The valley’s soils are called “patchwork” because pieces of different ones line up next to each other. Each soil, some with names like Yolo, Manzanita and Cortina, each give their own characteristics to the grapes that grow on them. The overall climate in Dry Creek is warm days and cool nights. During the day, though, different parts of the valley warm up at different times to different temperatures for different lengths of time. Every little variation can make grapes just different enough to change how they show in a wine. The elevations up and down the valley control drainage but also how much and how long the fogs from the San Francisco Bay, 70 miles away, cool and dampen the vineyards. The northern part of Dry Creek Valley is actually warmer than the southern part. That means different grapes do better in different

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

areas. Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc all thrive here. And each of these varieties, depending on exactly where it grows in the tiny 32 square miles, can make big, bold wines or delicate, understated wines. Zinfandel typically makes a robust red wine with higher than normal alcohol levels. The flavors of its wines depends on the ripeness of the grapes. Cooler climate grapes make wines with red berry fruit flavors, particularly raspberry. Warmer growing conditions make wines with blackberry, anise and black pepper flavors. At the turn of the 20th century, Dry Creek Valley was one of the most prominent areas in California for Zinfandel. I know we’ve talked before about the decline of most of California’s vineyards during Prohibition, but, since the resurgence of Zinfandel in the 1970’s, the Dry Creek AVA has become the state’s top producer of this red variety. Zinfandel is genetically equivalent to the Croatian variety known as Crljenak and the Italian Primitivo. Going back about five thousand years, Croatian vineyards had several indigenous varieties that were relatives of today’s Zinfandel. These grapes were the basis of Croatia’s wine business until phylloxera killed them all in the nineteenth century. In 2001, nine vines that had survived were found on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. (Nine vines means about four bottles a year.) The first documented use of the name Primitivo appeared in an Italian

government publication in the 1870’s. Zinfandel came to the United States in the mid-19th century, possibly from the Imperial Nursery in Vienna, Austria. A horticulturist on Long Island received shipments of grapes between 1820 and 1829. It’s possible one of these vines was some “Black Zinfandel from Hungary.” Not really verified, but the name Zinfandel could be from the Hungarian version of the German “zierfandler,” a white grape. Zinfandel vines were grown with some success and promoted from Long Island up into New England for several years. Then, some of these growers brought the grape to California in the 1850’s. And, that is our history lesson for today. Our winery this week is Armida. Here, brothers Steve and Bruce Cousins have a small operation where they specialize in artisan wines. Since 1994, they have worked to make their wines from Dry Creek and Russian River locations, about

ten in all. They make Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, as so much of the Russian River is known for, and Zinfandels from Dry Creek. Their winemaker is Brandon Lapides. He studied at the University of California at Davis, then traveled to New Zealand for several months to work at Brancott Winery in Marlborough where he learned how to make good Sauvignon Blancs. Back in the United States, he was hired as assistant winemaker at Peachy Canyon in Paso Robles where he worked with Zinfandel. Great wines and many awards there brought him to the attention of Dan Goldfield at Dutton Goldfield in the Russian River. Four years with these great Chards and Pinot Noirs honed his skills and his palate. Now, at Armida, his work continues with more wonderful wines. But, it’s not just about the wine at Armida. Fun is also essential! So, they have parties, and tastings, and a pond and a bocci ball court. And fun with their wines, including some of the names. The name of our wine this week is the most fun. Poizin. This wine is a Zinfandel, but blended with a bit of Petite Sirah. Officially, that makes is a field blend (a mix of whatever is in the vineyard). This is a serious wine, just in a fun package with a fun name. The nose is fruit driven with fresh plums, bing cherries, spicy peppercorns and zinberry. The texture in your mouth is smooth with milk chocolate and sweet oak flavors on top of the fruits and spices and a long finish. This is a dark wine with a firm structure thanks to good tannins. As they say at Armida - “A wine to die for! It will probably be the only Poizin you ever ask for and like to drink. At $12.99, you can Poizin yourself and friends all day long. Enjoy!

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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 AMATA THAI FUSION: 2127

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

PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D.

SPOTLIGHT ON:

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

SMOKIN’ PLANKS

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.

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

ROSIE O’GRADYS PUB: Suite 3,

BACK PORCH GRILL: 1 Landing Dr,

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

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

RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS:

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

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

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

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

BERRY ISLAND CAFE: Newpoint

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

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

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

BERTOS GRILL TEX-MEX:

Smokin’ Planks BBQ is located at 914 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC, and is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 843-522-0322. Follow them on Facebook for information about events as well as daily specials.

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

BLACKSTONE’S DELI & CAFE: 205

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

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

BOONDOCKS RESTAURANT:

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

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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.

BRICKS ON BOUNDARY: 1420

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

LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE:

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

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

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

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

MAGGIE’S PUB & EATERY: 17

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

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

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St.,

MAGNOLIA BAKERY CAFE: 703

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

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

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

GOURMET ON WHEELS: 812-8870;

MARILYN’S LUNCH AT SOUTHERN SWEETS: 917 Bay St.,

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

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

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

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

SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9061; B.L.

Beaufort; 379-0798; Sandwiches, soups; L.

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

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

SMOKIN’ PLANKS BBQ: 914 Paris Ave., Port Royal; 843-522-0322; L.D. 809 Port Republic St., at The Beaufort Inn, Beaufort; 379-0555; L.D.

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

SOUTHERN GRACES BISTRO:

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

HEMINGWAY’S BISTRO: 920 Bay

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

CAROLINA DOG & DELI: 968

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

MOONDOGGIES CAFE: 930 10th

STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;

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

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

ISLAND GRILL: 7 MLK Drive, St.

MUCHO MARGARITS: 5 Sams Point

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

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

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

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

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

Helena Island; 838-2330; L.

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

CAROLINE’S DELI: 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, Lady’s Island; 843-5251520; L.

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

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

burgers; 379-8555; L.D.

CAT ISLAND GRILL & PUB: 8

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

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

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

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

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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

FRYED GREEN TOMATOES SOUTHERN EATERY & CAFE:

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

JOHNSON CREEK TAVERN:

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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

L.T.’s HOMECOOKED MEALS: Sea

NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood, PALM & MOON BAGEL: 221 Scott 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.

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

SUWAN THAI: Paris Ave., Port Royal; 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.

WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D. YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

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

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

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

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

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

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

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Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

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

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Stay busy and entertained with themed crossword puzzles and Sudoku THEME: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACROSS 1. Things on a list 6. Grease container 9. Bear with the biggest chair 13. Halves of diameters 14. *He followed “Give’em Hell Harry” 15. Underneath 16. Bornean ape 17. NFL QB ___ Newton 18. Knightly cover 19. *Party choice 21. *It narrows the field 23. Usually comprised of 6 - 12 games in tennis 24. Often the object of desire in old spy movies 25. It often draws a crowd at parties 28. South American Indian people 30. *He defeated both Taft and Roosevelt 35. Ailments 37. American Girl, e.g. 39. Each and all 40. Blowout 41. Former “American Idol” judge, given name 43. Word of mouth 44. Chose instead 46. ____ Turner 47. *A Presidential power 48. Evening worship 50. America’s singing favorite 52. *Former title of Barack Obama 53. Symbol of country life 55. It usually comes with a key 57. Island nation of South Pacific 61. *One with a vote 65. *One is usually alongside either candidate 66. Home of 2016 Olympics 68. High society 69. “Wake Up Little _____” 70. “Much ____ About Nothing” 71. Relating to birth 72. Opportunity to show one’s knowledge 73. Down and back in a pool 74. Sol-fa-sol-fa-sol-fa, e.g.

DOWN 1. Used for smoothing 2. Tropical tuberous root 3. Edible and often encased in red covering 4. Tiny cars 5. Seal on a document 6. *What Paul Ryan hopes for 7. Theodor Geisel, ___ Dr. Seuss 8. Allegro and lento, in music 9. Chemically-induced curls 10. ____-Ata, Kazakhstan 11. “Give me your tired, your ____,...” 12. Not functioning properly 15. Alderman in Scotland 20. Short composition for solo instrument 22. Sashimi quality 24. Hannibal Lecter, e.g. 25. Russia’s famous ballet troupe 26. Run off, as in lovers 27. Supplies with an excess of 29. *Race measurement 31. City in West Ukraine 32. People of the land of silk, to Ancient Greeks 33. *Candidates do much of this 34. Stocking fiber 36. Pas in ballet, e.g. 38. Give temporarily 42. Actress Watts 45. *Political showdown 49. The ___ Pack 51. Potentially existing but not presently evident 54. Beyond suburban 56. Pertaining to hair 57. Immense 58. Malaria symptom 59. Loch ____ 60. Army group, e.g. 61. Chicken house 62. Edible tubes 63. Et alibi 64. Jodie Foster’s 1994 drama 67. Civil rights advocate ___ Wells

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol

Clears a room in no time

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t’s a quiet evening. You and your buddy Cammo are curled up with a good book when the silence is broken by a gurgling, rumbling sound coming from the middle of your dog. The technical term for that ominous sound is borborygmous (or –mi, if your have two rumbling dogs). It’s one of my favorite words, fun to say, more fun to lob into casual conversation and a good word to know if you are a devotee of the New York Times crossword puzzle. In reference to Cammo, it is the sound that precedes flatulence. I have been a very lucky dog owner in that all of my pals have had cast iron stomachs. However, my lab Tucker, being true to his breed, would test his digestion’s stamina by consuming anything anytime and in vast quantities. While he could comfortably snack his way through used tissues in the bathroom wastebasket, two pounds of foil-wrapped cheap chocolate, bacon-grease soaked paper towels, an entire Costco-size carton of ricotta, the bottom two-thirds of a found muskrat, he could be done in by a simple cheese and bean burrito. We all paid the price. While his Clostridia and other intestinal flora were working overtime to metabolize the burrito, he would still clear

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a room in no time. Why? Because dogs do not digest carbohydrates very well. The burrito was chock full of indigestible fiber, oligosaccharides and corn meal. So rather than being digested, it was fermenting in his gut producing hydrogen, methane, carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and other gasses that have to go somewhere. It’s normal for dogs to have an occasional bout of gas. But it’s not normal for it to occur all the time. From a holistic perspective, symptoms such as chronic flatulence may be a symptom of a more serious ailment, like pancreatic disease, irritable bowel syndrome or even parasites. Holistically, too, symptoms indicate where to look for a curative solution. Suppressing the symptom (with simethicone-GasXfor instance) simply postpones or obviates

pet-related events Dogs, puppies saved through new rescue project

The Beaufort County Animal Shelter has been selected by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to participate in The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, a new $1 million initiative funding for treatments and services for shelter dogs and puppies. As part of the rescue project, canines from Beaufort County are flown and driven to animal shelters throughout the U.S. The grant awards the county shelter $50 per relocated canine. This money in turn pays for fuel, health certificates, and any medical needs prior to transport. For animals relocated in September, the county shelter was awarded more than $6,000.

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a real diagnosis. If you have, as my father would say, a fahr-tuh in the house, the first thing to do would be to examine what goes in. Most commercial dog foods are loaded with fillers of low-grade grains and grain by-products. These contribute more to canine indigestion than most anything else. Again, here’s my mantra — read the label — if corn, soy, grain hulls, multiple grain meals or sugar are listed in the first few ingredients you will have found the reason for your dog’s fahr-tuh-tude. Poor quality meats or meat by-products, those not listed as being sourced from a specific species (i.e. chicken meal, beef meal), could also be the culprits. Switch to a better quality food. Also, feeding your dog on a schedule may also eliminate the problem. We all

need a few hours in-between meals to completely digest what goes in. Common sense indicates that if you are free-feeding your dog, he’s snacking and tooting all day long. If your dog is a Speed-Eater, one of those dogs that inhale his food, he’s taking in a good amount of air with each gulp and is assaulting his gut with a huge bolus of food in a short period of time. In kennel, I would feed the competitive eaters on sheet pans. It forced them to slow down, use their lips and take their time. There are several herbs useful for relieving flatulence and indigestion. You may already have them in your spice rack. One of the best carminative herbs is fennel seed. Fennel has a faint licorice flavor and has been used for centuries as a reliable anti-gas, anti-colic remedy for humans and animals. You’ll often find them in Indian restaurants at the checkout counter in lieu of a bowl of puffy pastel mints. Fennel seed is safe enough to give dogs of any size. Grind them, crush them or soak a tablespoonful in a cup of boiling water till cooled for a tea. A teaspoon of the infusion may be all that’s needed. Other spice cabinet options are dill seed, anise seed, caraway seed, chamomile, catnip or, yes, even a few puffy pastel peppermints.


what to do Library discusses Islam Slave Trade connection

At “Islam and the Slave Trade in the Upper Guinea Coast,” Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History at the College of Charleston, will discuss African Slavery and Islam and the connection with the South Carolina Sea Islands and Gullah culture. All ages welcome. The free event will be Monday, October 15, at 2 p.m., at Penn Center Frissell Hall, St. Helena Island. Contact Jan O’Rourke at jorourke@bcgov.net or 255-6464 for more information.

Church has open house for child care program

The Parish Church of St. Helena is hosting an open house for its Mom’s Morning Out program. The program is a 3-hour per day weekday program for children 6 months to 3 years old. The Open House will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. For more information, contact Rosalind Dixon, Director of Nursery Ministry, at 522-1712, ext. 220, or email nursery@islc.net.

Christian Women’s Connection to meet

Beaufort Christian Women’s Connection will hold their October Meeting on Thursday, October 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 205 Boundary Street. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. The cost of the luncheon and program is $13. The feature presentation and music is Peggy Beck, while the speaker is Pam Morin. Call or email Karen Whitehead at 8387627 or mommakaren@islc.net.

Island Charities holds third annual race, walk

The Island Charities 3rd Annual 10K & 5K Race and 5K Walk will be held Saturday, October 20, at 5 p.m. on Cat Island. This year’s beneficiaries are Cat Island Builds for Habitat and, as always, a portion will go to the American Cancer Society in honor of Pamela Beales Wentworth. There will be music, drinks and a party atmosphere afterward. The race is $30 for 10K, $25 for 5K, and $20 for 5K walk. To register and to find out more about the event, visit www. theislandcharities.com.

Author Janet Garrity to hold book signings

• Saturday, Oct 20, Noon to 3 p.m. – Nuances on Paris Avenue in Port Royal, will host Janet Garrity for a book signing during Port Royal’s Festival of the Sea. Bring the family for the festival and stop by to meet Janet and buy her book “Goin’ Down the River” at Nuances. Nuances is located at the very end of Paris Avenue. For information: (843) 470-1110. • Sunday, Oct 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Lowcountry Produce Market & Café, 302 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Stop in for a cup of coffee and bite to eat while you peruse Garrity’s book about the fish camps of the Sea Islands.

Wesley United Methodist has bazaar

The Wesley United Methodist Church

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Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wesley Education Building located at 810 Duke Street. On sale will be baked goods, plants, canned goods, farmers’ market, books, clothes, art works and frames. Lowcountry fish or rib dinners go on sale at 10:30 a.m., live entertainment begins at 11 a.m. Contact number on the day of the bazaar is 843-524-9487.

Grace & Glory holds ‘Girls for Girls’ event

Grace & Glory Uptown is holding its “Girls for Girls Gathering” on Saturday, October 20 which honors Breast Cancer awareness month by donating 10% of its proceeds from the event to www. breastcancer.org. The “Girls for Girls Gathering” starts at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the shop located at Newcastle Square on Boundary Street. The event will offer a drawing for discounts ranging from 20-50% off an item, refreshments and treats. For more information, call Grace & Glory at 843-521-4050.

Spring Island Trust holds native plant sale

Spring Island Trust Fall Native Plant Sale will be Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mobley Oaks Baseball Field, Spring Island (across from the Nature Center). For more information, log on to www.springislandtrust.org and click on the Native Plant Project tab. For directions: Enter on Callawassie Drive (off S.C. 170). Detailed directions will be given at security gate. Please note payment by cash or check only. Proceeds benefit the Spring Island Trust.

Doctor talks digestion at Herban Marketplace

One Saturday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m., Celiac & Gluten Sensitive Individuals present Dr. Moshe Dekel, MD, Holistic Medicine (www.drdekel. com) to talk about digestion. Question and answer, local support, taste new gluten free products. No charge. Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Square, Beaufort (Behind Talbots). Seating is limited, please call to reserve at 379-

5550 or visit www.herbanmarketplace. com.

Morning of Reflection to be offered at St. Peter

“Morning of Reflection” to be offered at St. Peter Parish in Beaufort on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Adult Ed Room, Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive. Please come, bring a friend, bring your spouse. The Year of Faith is an opportunity to experience a conversion — to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with Him. The “door of faith” is opened at one’s baptism, but during this year Catholics are called to open it again, walk through it and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ. If childcare is needed, please contact Deborah at deborahm@catholic.org or call 575-3742.

Fun fall events support historic preservation

• Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens, will be October 26, 27, 28. Tours of private historic houses benefitting preservation in Beaufort. For tickets and information call 843-379-3331 or visit www. historicbeaufort.org. • Jewlery Trunk Show by The Island Pearl, entrance through the Verdier House garden, 208 Scott’s Street Jewelry designed by Leighton Reeve, chosen for the Emmy award gift bags. Saturday, October 27 , 10 am to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 28, 10 am to 2 p.m. • Book Signing: “Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House” by Jim Strickland. In the courtyard of The Verdier House, Friday October 26, 3-6 pm. Call to reserve your copy. 379-3331.

Studio features Pedal in Pink fitness fundraiser

The Studio Fitness and Nutrition features Pedal in Pink. Spin-It Indoor Cycle classes will be going on from 4 to 7 p.m., on Thursday October, 25. Please reserve a bike: 4, 5 or 6 p.m. times are available. Minimum $10 donations, cash or check only; 100% of proceeds go to Susan G. Komen. The Studio is located at 1304 Boundary Street. Call 843-379-FITT(3488) or visit www. thestudiofitnessandnutrition.com. The After Party will be held just a few doors up at Bricks on Boundary at 7 p.m. with trivia games and specials all night.

DragonBoat Beaufort’s Art Auction Party

On Wednesday, October 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. come celebrate! Music, appetizers, bar and the DragonBoat Beaufort Boutique. Featuring an exciting live art auction limited to 20 artists’ works juried into auction. All non-auction art will be hung throughout ARTworks for your viewing and buying pleasure. Everyone is welcome! $5 admission per person donation suggested. ARTworks, 2127 Boundary Street. 50% of the art proceeds go to support DragonBoat Beaufort’s cancer survivor missions, 50% to the artist. Info: dragonboatbeaufort@ gmail.com.

walk a mile against domestic violence Join lads and lassies, sprogs and pups to Walk a Mile Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, Oct. 20, at noon at Port Royal’s Festival of the Sea. Meet by the stage at the corner of 8th Street and Paris Avenue. Wear something purple and bring signs to declare: “We arghhh against domestic violence!”

Habersham Harvest Festival celebrates fall

The Fourth Annual Habersham Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 27, from 12-6 p.m. in the Habersham Marketplace, located at 13 Market St. off of Joe Frazier Rd. in Beaufort. The event will feature live music, festive fall decor and activities, family friendly entertainment (hayrides, face painting, bouncy houses, games, hay rides and more) and a regionally expanded farmer’s market with over 75 food, drink and arts and crafts vendors. There is no admission fee.

Decorative painting with Rhonda Smith

Saturday, October 27, 9 to 5pm, Artist Rhonda Smith leads a workshop in decorative painting with acrylics, in the folklife style of American tole. Focusing on a seashell motif, participants will learn techniques such as shading and highlighting, to decorate a wooden box suitable for jewelry and keepsakes. All supplies included: box, paints, brushes, and pattern packet. Fuel, in the form of lunch, is also provided, This workshop is limited to seven people, and costs $70. Rhonda Smith is an established arts instructor and member of the Society of Decorative Painters, the Decoart Helping Artist program, and a One Stroke Painting certified instructor. To register, contact ARTworks at 843-379-2787 and artsoffice@ beaufortcountyarts.com. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort.

Carolina v. Clemson is 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 www.igiveblood.com (use fund code 6011), and make an appointment online to donate. Please contact Sheila Miley, sheila@robinsongrant.com, if you have any questions or visit www. jslbeaufort.org.

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AROUNDTOWN prOFILE

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

FOOD

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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The Island News October 11, 2012