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The Beaufort County Board of Education unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday, Oct. 17, to install video and audio recording systems on all of the district’s 166 school buses. The district’s $257,000 contract with the winning bidder, Charlottebased Fortress Systems, calls for three digital units on each bus: one in the front of the vehicle, one in the middle and one in the rear. The cameras should be installed by December 31, district officials said. There is little hard research data around the nation to show that the presence of cameras on buses acts as a deterrent against bad behavior, said Student Services Officer Gregory McCord. But he said that there is anecdotal support among educators for cameras’ deterrent effect, and he added that video and audio recordings would prove valuable in providing objective evidence during student disciplinary proceedings. “We think this is a very positive move,” McCord said. “It will help the district remain proactive in ensuring student safety, which is always our top priority.”

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ABOVE: The 2012 Beaufort High School Homecoming Queen and King Seniors Molly Murphy, left, and Arlen Ho were crowned at halftime last Friday night. LEFT: Herman Gaither, left, of the Sea Island Rotary Club, accepts a check for $4,481 from Beaufort High Principal Cory Murphy during halftime. Photos by Bob Sofaly. See more pictures, page 17.

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Protecting land in Beaufort County Since 1999, the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program has saved thousands of acres in Beaufort County from Development. The program was able to do this after Beaufort County residents voted yes in 2000 and again in 2006 to a bond referendum putting money aside for the purpose of protecting land. This year, on Election Day, November 6, Beaufort County voters will be asked again to continue what was started in 2000. To learn more about what the Rural and Critical

Land Preservation has accomplished over the last 12 years, go to http:// www.ruralandcritical.org/ and view the new website. “The program is protecting the culture, environment and economy of Beaufort County. If the program’s past accomplishment is any indication of its future success, then Beaufort residents should be both proud of what’s been done to date and excited by future preservation possibilities,” said Garrett James Budds with Beaufort County Open Land Trust.

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National Cemetery beautification The Beaufort Garden Club was among several selected to enhance the landscaping at the National Cemetery in Beaufort. The club submitted its design for a new entrance for approval by the National Cemetery Administration in Washington, D.C., and with funds from the cemetery and the club, new shrubs were purchased for the curved garden. The grounds crew at the National Cemetery and members of the Garden Club completed the planting on October 11. This project continues the 77 year long tradition of Civic Beautification by The Beaufort Garden Club. It was one of the garden clubs that replaced dozens of trees destroyed by Hurricane Gracie in 1959 and is the sponsor of the annual Garden-a-Day tours each June.

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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is providing training to Beaufort County residents to increase selfsufficiency in a disaster. Participants learn skills enabling them to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors. CERT classes are free and are held at the Clemson Extension Classroom, 36 Burton Hill Road, Beaufort. The course is taught in five class sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. from Tuesday, October 23 through Saturday, November 3. Contact Julie Dimitrov to sign up at beaufortcountycert@ gmail.com or 843-812-2189.

Youth can apply now for Explorers program

The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office is now accepting applications for the Law Enforcement Explorers program. Beaufort County youths between the ages of 14-20 who are interested in exploring the field of law enforcement 2

are encouraged to apply. Joining the Explorer Post #278 will afford young men and women invaluable hands-on training and first-hand familiarity with the various roles and duties assumed by members of the Sheriff ’s Office. Explorer Post #278 will meet every other Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. starting in January 2013. Applicants must meet the following general requirements: drug free, no criminal record, maintain good grades, have a clean driving record (if licensed), and must be willing to dedicate time to post activities. These activities include participation in various community functions to include local parades, charitable walk/run events, clean-up initiatives, high school graduations, and public safety presentations. Explorers are also permitted to participate in ride alongs with on-duty deputies, during which they will be uniformed and will assist in various capacities. To obtain an application, or for more information, please contact Post Advisor Kiera Morris at 843-2553316 or by email at kieram@bcgov.net.

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Sheriff ’s Office honors October promotions

The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office recognizes the achievement and dedication of its personnel. Effective as of the October 3 ceremony, sheriff ’s deputies Thomas McCurry has been promoted to corporal, and Jennifer Snider promoted to lance corporal.

Results of electronics recycling event

At the Beaufort County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling’s Electronic Goods Collection and Document Shredding event on Oct. 6, an estimated 25 tons of e-waste was collected, as well as an estimated 10 tons of shredded documents.

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Tax-smart retirement moves Smart investing involves choosing the right assets to meet your specific needs. It also involves holding those investments in the right types of accounts — particularly when it comes to retirement savings. When managing your retirement savings, aim for tax efficiency, recommends Bev Doolin, IRA Product Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors. “And make sure you involve your tax professional as well as your Financial Advisor in assessing the tax implications of any investing strategy you’re considering.” Here are a few considerations to help you make the most of the accounts available to you: Tax deductions. Some investors delay making a traditional IRA contribution until they know whether it will qualify for a tax deduction. If there’s any doubt, Doolin suggests contributing to a Roth IRA. “It’s a no-brainer,” she says. You can contribute directly to a Roth IRA if you earn less than $125,000 (single) or $183,000 (married filing taxes jointly) in 2012. Otherwise you can contribute to a traditional IRA and then convert it to a Roth. One benefit of Roth IRAs: They don’t require minimum distributions after you reach age 70½. Growth versus income. As a general rule, it’s wise to keep investments with strong growth potential in Roth accounts, which shield you from tax on any appreciation. Taxable accounts can also be a good option for growth stocks, as

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Don’t let decorative contact lenses ruin Halloween By Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO

Websites often advertise decorative contacts as if they were cosmetics, fashion accessories or toys. With whimsical packaging and names, their targets are often teens and young adults. The truth: claims such as “one size fits all” and “no need to see an eye specialist” are false advertising. Many sales of contact lenses are illegal. Here’s what you need to know: • It’s illegal to sell decorative lenses without a prescription in the United States Since 2005, the law has classified all contact lenses as medical devices and restricted their distribution to licensed eye care professionals. Laws on decorative lenses vary in other countries. • See an eye care professional before using any decorative lenses: an ophthalmologist or optometrist must measure each eye in order to properly fit the contact lenses to the individual patient. • Lenses that are not properly fitted may scratch the eye or cause blood vessels to grow into the cornea (the clear covering of the front of the eye that is essential to seeing clearly).

Mark Siegel, MD, FAAO Medical Director of Sea Island Ophthalmology, www. seaislandophthalmology. com. • Using any contact lenses obtained without an eye exam and prescription can lead to serious eye disorders and eye infections, which can ultimately cause permanent vision loss. • Contacts that are not cleaned and disinfected properly can cause painful and potentially serious infections. If you want your Halloween look to include cat, zombie or glow-in-thedark eyes, or if you’d like to use lenses to change your eye color or appearance, get your decorative contact lenses and circle lenses prescribed by an eye care professional. It’s crucial that your lenses fit properly, and your individual prescription can only be determined by an eye exam. Skipping this step and buying lenses online or over the counter can set you up for serious eye problems, infections or even permanent vision loss.

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Choose your Medicare plan carefully Annual open enrollment period runs through December 7 It’s that time of year when eligible individual have the chance to sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan — or change from one plan to another or switch back to traditional Medicare. Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage Plans runs October 15 through December 7 this year. But before you sign on the dotted line, be sure the plan you’ve chosen has you covered. If your doctors and hospital are not in the plan’s network of providers, you could end up paying more for medical services. There are several options in our market area, if you decide an Advantage plan is right for you. But don’t assume because it’s an AARP-endorsed company that it’s looking out for your best interests or that it’s the best possible choice for you. “Most people have no idea they have to ask to find out if their health care providers are in the insurance company’s network,” said Jeff White, Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. “If they’re not part of the plan, you’ll have to pay more out-of-pocket costs—and they can be substantial.” Sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” a Medicare Advantage Plan is another health plan choice you may have as part of Medicare. They are offered by private insurance companies and provide all of your Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans pay for all of the services that Medicare covers, including emergency and urgent care. These plans are NOT supplemental coverage, but they may offer extra benefits, such as vision, hearing, dental and/or health and wellness programs. Most include Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Although participating insurance

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companies must follow rules set by Medicare, each Medicare Advantage Plan can charge different out-of-pocket costs and have different rules for how you get services. For instance, you may need a referral to see a specialist or you may be required to go only to doctors or facilities that belong to the plan for non-emergency or non-urgent care. If you are treated by a doctor or hospital that doesn’t belong to the plan, your services may not be covered or your costs could be higher. Check with the insurance company to find out if they will cover a particular service and what your costs may be before obtaining the service, if possible. You may be required to obtain prior approval for certain procedures to avoid higher costs. Since not all Medicare Advantage Plans work the same way, it’s important to find out the rules and costs of a plan—and if your doctors and hospital are in the plan’s network of providers—before you sign up. In most cases, you’re enrolled in a plan for

a year and cannot change plans until the next open enrollment, which could be up to one year later. “We’ve had patients ask us to write off the extra expenses they’ve been charged by their plan because we’re not in their plan’s network,” White said. “We don’t belong to some plans because the companies pay significantly less than our hospital-specific cost-based Medicare reimbursement.” If you are already in a plan and do not select a different insurance company, you will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan. Be aware, the plan’s rules and participants can change each year, so you’ll need to confirm your health care providers are still part of the insurance company’s network. “Some insurance companies don’t advertise who is in their network and don’t tell you that you will pay more if you go to an out-of-network provider,” White said. “If you don’t ask, you may not find out until it’s too late and you have been charged extra for medical services because

Medicare/Medicare Advantage plans are open to change enrollment starting October 15 and ending December 7. As a result, you are seeing advertisements for many Medicare Advantage plans . Medicare Advantage plans are not supplemental plans, they actually replace traditional Medicare. There is a lot of confusing information out there. What you must know is which providers belong to the plan’s network. A doctor or hospital “in network” is one that negotiates a formal contract and provisions for reimbursement. This is important because, if you receive services from a doctor or hospital out-of-YOUR-network, you may find yourself with less coverage and paying much more out-of-pocket than you bargained for! Insurance companies offering Medicare products may say you are free to choose any doctor or hospital, but some fail to let you know that you may pay more for medical care by providers (doctors and hospitals) not in their network. Beaufort Memorial participates in six plans, posted on our website www.bmhsc.org. If you have any questions about Beaufort Memorial, contact Robin Poehnert at 522-5794. You have until December 7 to choose a different Medicare Advantage plan, or you may choose to switch back to traditional Medicare. To find out more about plans available in your area, go to www.medicare.gov and enter your zip code. Whichever you choose, make sure you know what you are getting before you sign up and that you understand the implications and requirements of joining a particular Medicare Advantage plan. Jeffrey L. White, SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Beaufort Memorial Hospital

your doctor or hospital is not in the plan.” If you want to confirm Beaufort Memorial participation in a specific Medicare Advantage Plan, call Robin Poehnert, manager of the hospital’s Cost and Reimbursement Department, at 5225794.

Seasons of change By Martha O’Regan

It’s that time for sore throats, sinus or chest congestion, sneezing, and coughing, usually without fever and not really bad enough to stay home, but enough to bring discomfort and a wonder about what we are “coming down with.” We call it a cold but more often than not, it is merely a “seasonal cleanse,” a natural cleansing process in response to change of seasons — moving from the expansive season of summer to a contractive season of fall. Understanding that everything in creation follows predictable seasonal cycles allows us to support certain changes in our body rather than immediately suppressing them. These expected rhythms come naturally through the foods we eat, the thoughts we think and the activities we enjoy. As summer turns to fall, we begin adding layers of clothing and enjoying foods that warm us up; leaves shrivel up and drop, and animals, following their innate

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wisdom, finish their preparations for winter. We experience the variation of temperatures in our environments as we move from warm homes or offices to cold cars or spend hours at a football game without enough layers. This ultimately forces the trillion cells in our body to go through a contractive or squeezing process, resulting in a detoxifying or cleansing process, which we often feel through our mucous membranes as a runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. Our individual lifestyles and the amount

of toxins our body is attempting to rid itself may make some of us feel worse than others as our body cleanses. As soon as you begin to notice your body going through a seasonal cleanse, recognize that the symptoms you are feeling are actually good (not always pleasant) and a natural occurrence based on basic laws of nature. Be grateful that your body is getting rid of the “gunk” and support the process by drinking plenty of water and herbal teas, allowing yourself to get adequate rest, utilizing essential oils, and flushing your sinuses with a neti pot or a simple saline spray. It is important to prevent the gunk from getting stuck, and becoming an “itis,” which merely stands for inflammation. When the gunk gets “stuck” in the sinuses, and causes the tissues to get inflamed, it becomes sinusitis, and getting stuck in the bronchioles in the lungs becomes bronchitis. Support by using contrast therapy (hot/cold) on your sinuses or your chest using ice packs and hot baths or showers.

One good trick for sinuses is to stand at the kitchen sink with two bowls — one with ice cubes and one with a warm compress, preferably with a few drops of eucalyptus, thyme or lavender essential oils. Alternate holding the warm compress on your face over your sinus areas (above and below the eyebrow just at the bridge of the nose and along the bottom of the cheek bone), breathing deeply (until compress cools) then rubbing the same areas with the ice cubes. Keep the cubes moving, staying in each of the six locations for several seconds. Repeating at least three times finishing up with the ice will bring relief as you keep the gunk moving — let it flow, let it flow, let it flow! Remember that your body is always communicating with you so as you enjoy the change of seasons, become aware of how your body responds to it. When you take the time to listen and support its natural processes, you can learn to live in your body with much more ease and vitality. Live Well ... Have Fun!

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t’s kind of a miracle, really, when you think about it, that a town as small a Beaufort, located far off the beaten path here in “the back of beyond” as I like to say, has a world class training school for young dancers. The young, energetic teacher, Deanna Kraszewski, is directly from Broadway where she was assistant to Rebecca Darling of the acclaimed Pilobus dance company and where she also was assistant to renowned Broadway director and Producer Donald Birely. Deanna founded the Low Country School of Performing Arts just three years ago and has already had graduates go on to dance with the Atlanta Ballet, USC Conservatory, Governors School and Joffrey Ballet, to name just a few. The technical school offers classical training in ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, creative movement, barre and pilates, with classes for ages 2 1/2 to adult, beginner through professional level training. Says Laura Eggers, “Not only do Deanna and her staff produce top notch productions, they produce top notch dancers too. She’s created an atmosphere that inspires and challenges and is a place that dancers love to go.” Ty and Marc Reichel agree, saying, “For our daughter, Keating, Low Country School of Performing Arts has opened up her world. Under Deanna’s wing, she has grown from being a good dancer to a gifted dancer, from possessing a love for dance to a passion for it, and the studio has transformed

from being an after-school activity to a second home. For our younger girl, Ambrose, I watch the poise and care that she already puts into her every move at only 6 years of age. She knows the lingo and moves with grace. She, too, is developing into quite the young dancer as well. It is with absolute pride and much enjoyment that we take our girls daily to the school and watch any and every opportunity we can — Deanna has given our girls an incredible gift, and we thank her implicitly.” In August of last year, the school moved to a new larger facility at 206 Carteret Street, next to Wren. The spacious 2,500-sq-foot space has two studios with sprung Marley dance floors, 10 foot tall mirrors, a state-of-the-art sound system, and enough barres to accommodate

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large classes and workshops. This year, the dance school will be participating in the Youth American Grande Prix — an elite worldwide ballet competition in Atlanta in March. These dancers will be seen by professional companies and schools from around the world and will be given the opportunity to

compete for scholarships to such prestigious schools such as the School of American Ballet and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. The school has a wonderful fundraising event on Friday, Oct. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at the studio called “A Night of Decadence & Dancing.” All proceeds from will go to scholarship programs and educational workshops and classes in an effort to provide better opportunities for young students looking to pursue a career in dance as well as an appreciation of the art form. Says Deanna,“Whether a student’s needs are class basics such as ballet slippers or financial support in order to attend Low Country School of Performing Arts, we hope to be able to provide a variety of scholarships to those who would otherwise not be able to attend and participate in our program. Everyone deserves a chance and with your help and the success of our upcoming event, we will hopefully be able to fulfill the dreams of many talented aspiring young dancers we have here in Beaufort.” Tickets are $50 per person/$90 per couple. Call 843-433-3698. Says Katie Huebel, of WED, who has donated her design services for the fundraising event, “My daughter found her ‘love of dance’ at Low Country School of Performing Arts. Deanna brings an immense knowledge base to her craft as well as a unique style to her choreography. She inspires her students around her to become better dancers and to push themselves to new heights.”

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Boots and Bling did its thing! Boots and Bling did its thing — that is, raising more than $20,000 for improvements at the Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal. In its third year as a major fundraiser for the Y, last Saturday’s event broke attendance records with more than 200 cowboys and cowgirls dressed up and having a good time with food, drinks, music and a silent auction. Kudos to committee members Amy Roberts, Liz Murdaugh, Julie Musselman, Mary Winburn, Denice Davis, Fred Kuhn, Mike Bostick, Joanna Bostick, Marta Fostenberry, Kelly Collins, Lori Elliott, Roger Elliott, Erin Demers, Deloris Fuller and Jennifer Youmans for putting on a great event. Special thanks to Chris and Maureen Butler for the generous use of the event site at Butler Marine. Actor Tom Berringer, the event’s spokesperson, talked about how the Y got started in Beaufort County. Tom had a very important role founding the Y with his philanthropic gifts and ongoing support over the years and he deserves a big thank you from the hundreds of people and families who have benefitted from the facilities and programs provided by the YMCA. A big special thank you also goes to the committee, sponsors and all of the people who worked so hard to make this event come together as well as the people who attended and bid on the many great silent auction items.

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Fiber Artists of Beaufort (FAB) will exhibit their work at their first group show, “Collective Works by Contemporary Fiber Artists,” at Tabby Fabric and Studio, 910 Port Royal Street, from October 26-28. A reception, which is open to the public, will be held on Friday, October 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Terry Waldron, coordinator of the event, said, “All of the displayed work will be for sale and is a great opportunity for some early holiday shopping. There will be items in a wide range of prices. I think the public will be amazed at the different fiber media used by our members to create their pieces. On display will be pieces made

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of silk, cotton, wool, linen, rug backing, bark, leather and handmade paper. Mixed media used with fiber include clay, wire, driftwood, shells, twigs and bones. Absolutely gorgeous!” The show and sale will include wearable and wall art as well as sculpture and home accessories. FAB members will be on hand to discuss the wide range of techniques they used to create their original one of a kind works of art.

organ concerts at parish church of st. helena Anne Marcure returns to the Parish Church of St. Helena to perform the second in the fall series of Friday Organ Concerts at Noon held at the Beaufort church on Friday, October 26. This will be the second of four concerts featuring former organists/music directors of the local Episcopal Church over the past 20 years. After leaving the Beaufort area, she returned to New England in 1998 where she served Episcopal parishes. She retired in January as director Anne Marcure of music ministries at St. Stephen’s Parish in Pittsfield, MA These 45-minute midday concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the 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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The film “Celeste and Jesse Forever” was previewed last week and will be shown Monday, October 22 at 6:30 at USCB CFA. Please refer to last week’s feature to learn about this good film. For today’s column I will discuss the Indie film movement and USCB’s participation in it. One can define Indie films as those films that are produced, shot, released and then distributed outside of the major film studio network and distribution system. Originally, indie films were all produced with no association with major studios, major actors, and established large theaters. This is still true today for the majority of these films. However, in the last few years, major studios have formed Indie divisions and highly acclaimed actors have taken an interest in acting in these low budget films. For example,“Midnight in Paris” was an Indie film, under a division of Sony Pictures, with well known actors, but had limited distribution, until it became so popular that it also got a round of limited major distribution later in its release cycle. By and large, Indie films are higher risk films due to their topic or story line that majors refuse to risk their time, money, and bottom line. This drives Indies to be low budget films new actor ventures. After an Indie is in the “can”, getting distribution is the next major challenge. Being accepted to a major film festival helps some, winning a prize helps more. Still the vast majority of Indie films never sees the inside of a theater, but is relegated to only being seen via DVD to friends and family. Two years ago, USCB’s Center for the Arts entered into an agreement with Emerging Pictures in New York City to be a part of their distribution network, which is the largest network of theaters showing Indie films in the United States. The Center selects the films and then schedules them to be shown at the Center on afternoons and evenings as other events and performances allow. Emerging Pictures carefully selects the films to add to its catalogue for its member venues by utilizing reviews, film festival success records, and private screenings. Once added to the catalog any venue in the EP network can schedule the film for a particular date. Once the date is approved by EP, it is transmitted via a leased high speed data pipeline directly to the dedicated server at USCB CFA which resides in the university’s projection room. The films are downloaded to the server several days before the scheduled showing to avoid any hiccups that can occur with direct streaming. On projection night, a USCB technician merely accesses the server and starts the “film” utilizing the HD projection system that USCB purchased for the MET Opera series ... and we are off to the movies!


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Photography Club of Beaufort shows off its best The Photography Club of Beaufort announced the winners of the semiannual Fall Competition held Monday, October 8. Judging the event were professional photographers Gary Geboy, Joe Berger and Jerry Griffin. Prints were judged using the criteria of superb technical quality, composition and interest. Brad Mol-Dellepoort’s image “Sip of Water” was awarded Best in Show. Here are results of the competition: • First Place, Novice Category was tied: Russ Dimke for “Lazy Summer Afternoon” and Tom Brady for “Insynk.” • Second Place: “Peace under Chaos” by Tracy Davidson and Honorable Mention to Tom Valentino for “Great Blue Heron.”

“Lightning” by John Wollwerth.

• Intermediate Category, First Place: Suzanne Wolf ’s “Old Shell Basket.” • Second Place winner: “Welcome Home Little One” by Ariel Holcomb. Honorable Mention was “Buddhist Nun Spinning a Prayer Wheel” by Dr. Barry Wright. • First Place in the Advanced Category was also Best in Show: Brad Mol-Dellepoort’s “Sip of Water.”

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• Second Place tie: “Candid Moment” by Phyllis Kaupp-Seas and Wes Grady’s “Early Morning on Price Lake.” • In the Expert division, First Place: John Wollwerth for “Lightening.” • Second Place: “Storm Brewing in the North” by Charlie Heyman. • Tie for Honorable Mention: Randy Thompson for “Rose Marie” and “Leap” by Paul Nurnberg. The Photography Club of Beaufort, now with over 80 members, meets at ArtWorks, 2127 Boundary St., at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. For more information, visit the club website at www.photoclubbeaufort.com.

“Sip of Water” by Brad Mol-Dellepoort.

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Symphony Showcase The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, October 9, held its final rehearsal before the season’s kickoff concert “Symphony Showcase.” The concert, which was performed on October 11 and 14, included the music Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, Hydns “Farewell” symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. All photos by Bob Sofaly.

Jadde Nolty plays her violin.

Violinist Caleb Mixson keeps his eyes on his music sheets. By the time of the final rehearsal, all the musicians in the orchestra know their parts and play from memory.

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ABOVE: Conductor Fred Devyatkin leads the Beaufort Orchestra during rehearsal. TOP: Erica Monkman plays her violin while keeping her eyes on the conductor during the final rehearsal last Tuesday night.

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ABOVE LEFT: Beaufort High School wide receiver Parker Thomas, left, can’t hold onto the ball as Summerville’s Jacerie Ponder gets ready to tackle him Friday night at Eagle Stadium. The Green Wave defeated the Eagles 45-28. ABOVE RIGHT: Summerville’s T.J. Hopkins, left, tries to get away from Beaufort High’s T.J. Watts. Photos by Bob Sofaly. FAR LEFT: Beaufort High School’s JaClay Mixon, right, tries to get some yardage during the first half as Summerville’s defensive lineman Bryce Robbins closes in on him. LEFT: Summerville’s defensive back Kevin Dickson looks for room to run after intercepting a pass.

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Marlon Belden, 9, center, and his pal Nash Mills, 8, center left, start the Fourth Annual Friends of Hunting Island 5K race on Saturday near the Nature Center. Marlon finished the race at 23:15 while Nash finished just a bit faster at 23:12. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

• Battery Creek sophomore offensive linemen Seth Priester (#56) was chosen as the Dolphins Offensive Player of the Week by the coaching for his outstanding blocking efforts in the Battery Creek 43-0 win over Seth Priester the North Charleston Cougars. Seth graded out the highest among the offensive linemen with a grade of 83%, his career high. Seth also plays on multiple special teams and is a reserve defensive linemen. • Battery Creek Freshmen Henry Shubert (#17) was chosen as the player with the most outstanding hustle during the Dolphins win over North Charleston. Henry was recently called up from his role on the JV football team as a quarterback Henry Shubert and running offense and linebacker on defense. Henry was forced into action at varsity wide receiver due to injuries to several of the varsity starters. Overall, Henry did an exceptional job and also played on several special teams. • Junior Rhaheem Cooper (#89) was chosen as the Battery Creek Dolphin’s co-defensive player of the week as he led the defensive secondary with two interceptions and a several pass break ups. Rhaheem graded out at 85% for the game and has been a solid shut down corner for the Dolphins in recent weeks. He possesses great speed and has the ability to cover in both man-to-man as well as zone coverage.. • Beaufort Academy’s backup quarterback, Sophomore Tucker Trask, completed 8 out of 15 passes for 119 yards and two Tucker Trask touchdowns. The team lost against Andrew Jackson, 20-12.

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BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Thursday, Oct. 18: Eagles Eat Out! Have dinner with your friends and family at Plums on Bay Street between 6-9 p.m., and 10% of proceeds will be donated to BA. • Friday, Oct. 19: PreK & K students visit the Lowcountry Produce Pumpkin Patch, 9 a.m. • Friday, Oct. 19: A representative from Roanoke College will be on campus, 3 p.m. ������������ • Monday, Oct. 22: Red Ribbon Week begins. • Tuesday, Oct. 23: Faculty/student volleyball game, 3:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 24: A representative from Winthrop University will be on campus, 2:45 p.m. • Wednesday, Oct. 24: A representative from Elon University will be on campus, 3:15 p.m. • Save the Date – Thursday, Oct. 25: Fall Festival from 3-5 p.m.

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International Walk to School Day was a success at Beaufort Elementary School. The safety patrol helped adults and children safely walk to school along Bay Street. Donna Sams received the recognition in 2011 and again in 2012. lady’s island middle • As the weather begins to change and becomes cooler, students are reminded of the uniform policy concerning coats and jackets. Please remember only solid school colors may be worn inside the classroom. If a student wears a jacket/coat that is not school colors, the jacket/coat must be placed in the student’s locker until the end of the day. Hoodies may be worn only if they are school designated colors; 7th and 8th grade may wear white, blue and garnet and 5th and 6th graders

may wear white, green and black. All students may wear the LIMS Hoodies. Please no writing or pictures on the jacket/coat or it will be placed into the locker. • Oct. 18: 8th Grade EXPLORE Test; 5 p.m. Football Playoff • Oct. 19: 8th Grade EXPLORE Test • Oct. 22: 8th Grade EXPLORE Test; Last Day of Quarter • Oct. 23: 8th Grade EXPLORE Test; HSAP Fall ELA • Oct. 24: 8th Grade EXPLORE Test; HSAP Fall ELA; 5 p.m. Football Championship • Oct. 25: 8th Grade EXPLORE Test; 4-8 p.m. Parent Conference; 3:30-5:30 PBIS Gentlemen’s Club

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What is a classical Christian education? Headmaster Chad Lawrence discusses the philosophy behind Holy Trinity Classical Christian School By Pamela Brownstein

On August 1, 2012, Headmaster Chad Lawrence got the good news that his new Holy Trinity Classical Christian School was approved to move into its home on 302 Burroughs Avenue. That gave him and his staff only 21 days to ready the empty building for the first day of school on August 22. Although it was a hectic and busy time, Lawrence said, “It was very exciting for us.” Now that everyone has settled in, the efforts of their hard work can be seen in the colorful, creative classrooms that foster an inviting environment and in the hallways where students wear uniforms and big smiles on their faces. On a tour of the school, Lawrence describes its mission: “We have a desire to provide children with a strong academic education with a Christian foundation.” The school teaches preschool, with classes for 2 and 3-year-olds, through fifth grade. Each week, the classes learn art, music, poetry and a memory verse. The art classes are based on pieces of classical art from artists such as Van Gogh and da Vinci. In second grade, the students start learning Latin, a key part of the school’s curriculum. They memorize basic

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School Headmaster Chad Lawrence stands in front of a bulletin board displaying the artwork of the week.

vocabulary words and phrases, and the language gets more challenging for the older grades. But Miss. Bywater, the fourth and fifth grade teacher, said Latin is her students’ favorite subject. “They like it because it’s something not everybody knows,” she admitted. The idea for the new school began in earnest more than a year ago, and after accepting the position of headmaster, Lawrence admits he’d never heard of classical education before. “But the more I learned about it, the more I realized

how right on it is,” he said as far as its emphasis on a traditional approach to learning with structure and focusing on classical studies such as Latin and Greek mythology. The teachers and staff work in collaboration with Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Ky., which serves as a model for Holy Trinity. “We believe in learning from a knowledgeable, educated teacher, who leads from the front of the classroom,” said Lawrence.

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Headmaster Lawrence was once a teacher himself before joining the seminary and becoming a part of the clergy the Parish Church of St. Helena in downtown Beaufort, and he values the importance of educating the whole person. Holy Trinity has its own athletics program and the school has improved the playground with new equipment. “I think playing outside is a big part of childhood,” he said. The science curriculum goes in-depth, and students spend a whole year learning about one subject. They teach cursive and adhere to a code of conduct. They also read classic literature. “We want to read great books,” Lawrence said. Right now the school has about 100 students, with small class sizes at only 14 or 15 students per class. They hope to add sixth grade next year, and Lawrence said the eventual goal is to be a Pre-K through 12th school. Lawrence wants to dispel misconceptions about a classical education that some might perceive as strict and serious and out-dated. “I see our students as joyful with a love of learning,” he said with a smile. For more information about the school, call 843-522-0660 or visit www. htccs.org.

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Harvest Festival to offer exceptional fall experience The Habersham Marketplace, located at 13 Market St. off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort, will host the Fourth Annual Habersham Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27, from 12-6 p.m. The festival is a one-day regionally expanded farmer’s market and a celebration of food, fun, art, music and entertainment There is no cost to attend and food and drink will be

available for purchase. The festival will feature live music by Lowcountry favorite, The Brewer Band, along with a variety of area musicians and performers. Festive food and drink from local and regional vendors and seasonal, fresh produce from farmers across the state of South Carolina will be readily available. Additional festival features include a

crafts fair, hay rides, outdoor field sports and games, a dog agility course, costume contest and games offered by Beaufort Dog, as well as numerous children’s activities. “Our merchants and vendors look forward to this seminal event in the Marketplace each year,” said Habersham Marketplace Merchant’s Council

President Leslie Pickel. “This festival continues to provide a platform for the outstanding farmers of our region along with the multitude of creative chefs and artists to present their unique food and wares to a family oriented crowd offering a day of fun for all.” For more information, visit www. habershamharvestfestival.com.

Friends helping Friends of Hunting Island Friends Lauren Tillapaugh and Janet Garrity are teaming up to help some other friends, the Friends of Hunting Island. Tillapaugh and her husband own Sweetgrass Restaurant and Bar on Dataw Island and Garrity is the author and photographer of the newly released book, “Goin’ Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands.” The two have joined together to sponsor a luncheon to benefit the Friends of Hunting Island on Thursday, October 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Sweetgrass. The luncheon will feature a creative “upscale fish camp” menu and a presentation by Garrity about her experiences photographing and researching fish camps and making her book, followed by a book signing. A portion of the proceeds from both

the luncheon and book sales during the event will be donated to the Friends of Hunting Island. Tillapaugh and Garrity both came to Beaufort from Ithaca, N.Y.; Garrity in 2008 and Tillapaugh in 2010. Neither woman knew of the other when they were leading parallel lives in Ithaca. It wasn’t until Tillapaugh, and her husband Jeff, opened Sweetgrass that Garrity became acquainted with the couple. Then, the Tillapaughs moved into Coosaw Point on Lady’s Island not knowing that Garrity and her husband, Bud, lived there too. “It was as if fate was putting Janet and me together to become friends and neighbors,” said Tillapaugh, a graduate of Cornell University with a Masters of Hospitality Management. Before Tillapaugh moved to Beaufort,

she was the director of marketing and events at the upscale Aurora Inn, just north of Ithaca. Garrity was vice president of account services for Garrity Communications in Ithaca. “We often stopped at the Aurora Inn for business lunches or with friends,” said Garrity, “so Lauren and I must have crossed paths, but it wasn’t until we both ended up in Beaufort living in the same neighborhood that we got to know each other.” “It just seems like a natural progression of events that put Janet and I together,” said Tillapaugh, “And we are both very happy to use our resources to help support the Friends of Hunting Island. It’s friends helping friends.” For reservations for the “Lunch by the River,” call 843-838-2151 before Oct. 20.

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So much stuff this weekend, it’s hard to choose! Three 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 Thursday, Oct. 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.

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. Call or email Karen Whitehead at 838-7627 or mommakaren@islc.net.

Exchange Club’s annual Ghost Tours continue

Ghostly spirits are expected to take over downtown Beaufort while the Exchange Club hosts its 20th Annual Ghost Tours. 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 19-21 and 26-28. All proceeds benefit CAPA. Call 843-524-4678 for reservations.

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. 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.

Wesley United Methodist has bazaar

The Wesley United Methodist Church 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.

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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. For more information, log on to www. springislandtrust.org and click on the Native Plant Project tab. 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, to talk about digestion. Question and answer, local support, taste new gluten free products. No charge. Herban Marketplace, 1211 Newcastle Square, Beaufort. Call to reserve at 379-5550 or visit www.herbanmarketplace.com.

Paninis hosts benefit to help Anderson family

Paninis on the Waterfront is hosting a benefit Oyster Roast in it’s parking lot on Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. for the family of Jason Anderson. Please come by and enjoy all-youcan-eat oysters, beer, other foods, live entertainment and more. A $20 donation is requested, and all proceeds go to help his wife and two children. Panini’s is located at 926 Bay St.

‘A Ride for Bob’ helps Cubes for the Cure

The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club together with Cubes for the Cure presents “A Ride for Bob” on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Carolina Wings & Rib House on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. Bob Banfield was a dedicated federal firefighter who died from neuroendocrine cancer on April 25, after more than 20 years as a firefighter. This ride is to raise awareness of this rare type of cancer and to raise money to support cancer research at the Keyserling Cancer Center. There will be food, live music, prizes and a silent auction.

Honky Tonk Angels at Morning of Reflection USCB Center for Arts to be offered at St. Peter Beaufort Theatre Company presents “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. The Year of Faith is an opportunity to experience a conversion — to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with Him. If childcare is needed, please contact Deborah at deborahm@catholic.org or call 575-3742.

Pirates of Port Royal 10th annual festival

The 10th Annual Pirates of Port Royal Festival will be held on Paris Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be food and grog. Live music from Big “B” and the Stingers as well as a classic car show. For more information, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call 470-1110. Also, join lads and lassies, sprogs and pups to Walk a Mile Against Domestic Violence on Saturday at noon during the festival. 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 hosts 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 event runs from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. For more information, contact Charlie Holley at 843-592-0752 or carson_dental@aol.com.

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“Honky Tonk Angels” October 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and October 21, 28 at 3 p.m. The rollicking country/pop musical comedy follows the hilarious escapades of a female singing group in Honky Tonk Heaven. Starring Velma Polk, Penney Dawson, Elaine Lake and the Honky Tonky Heaven Band at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. Tickets are Adults $20, Senior/ Military $18, Students $15. Call the box office at 843-521-4145 or email bhargrov@uscb.edu.

Adopt-A-Highway Appreciation Day

Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day will be Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m., presentation begins at 11:45 a.m. at Beaufort County’s LEED Certified Department of Special Needs Building, 100 Clearwater Way, Beaufort. Speakers will be Linda Shadel, Director of PalmettoPride and Weston Newton, Beaufort County Council Chairman.

Charleston Spiritual Ensemble has concert

Saturday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. at Battery Creek High School 
Performing Arts Center, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra 
 Spiritual Ensemble will perform an uplifting, public concert. Tickets call 379-2787, and at the door. General admission, $17; students & groups of 10 or more $12; children under 12, $7. Battery Creek High is located at 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort

Guild of Beaufort Galleries Fall Art Walk

At The Guild of Beaufort Galleries Fall Art Walk, more than 12 participating

galleries will feature artists and art of all types from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at galleries along Carteret and Bay streets, maps will be handed out and gallery guides will be available. Details, www.guildofbeaufortgalleries.com.

Beaufort Agility Club will be at Bark for Life

The Beaufort Agility club will be holding demonstrations at Bark for Life in Habersham on October 20 as well as during the Harvest Festival in Habersham on October 27. Beaufort Dog will also offer a low-cost vet clinic during Bark for Life with proceeds going to the American Cancer Foundation. This is a non-profit club. Anyone interested in joining, call 812-5394.

Beaufort Junior Shag Club has dance party

The Beaufort Shag Club is pleased to host The Beaufort Junior Shag Club October Dance Party on Sunday, October 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Open to those ages 8 to 18 who want to learn the South Carolina State Dance, the Carolina Shag. Instructors on hand to teach beginner and intermediate steps. Come have fun dancing the Carolina Shag. www. beaufortshagclub.com

Camelot Equestrian has event for military women

An event for active military women and female spouses will introduce “Heroes to Horses” at Camelot Farms Equestrian Center from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The farm is located at 101 Tom and Mike Lane, one mile off Coffins Point Road on the right, St. Helena Island. There will be mini lessons, riding demos and Cocoa, the trick horse, will entertain. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.camelotfarmshorses.com.

HBF Dinner & Lecture: 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, Monday October 22, at 5:30 p.m. “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. Call 379-3331.

AAUW has meeting

The Beaufort Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Tuesday, October 23, at 6 p.m. on the Beaufort campus of TCL, bldg 22. The speaker will be Jill Briggs, Executive Vice President of the United Way of the Lowcountry. Contact Dr. Diana Steele at 522-2796 or steele.diana@comcast.net.


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For the love of gravy, leave my eyebrows alone By Cherimie Crane Weatherford As if stilettoes and corsets weren’t restitution enough for Eve’s tasty transgression of the temptation type, females face an eternal sentence of required pain for the pleasure of one palette. Not once have I ever heard proclamations of excitement over waxing, plucking, or even utter joy over search for a new bra. Women have been conditioned to expect, tolerate and even pay heavily for a certain amount of preparatory pain. Such a thorough conditioning it is, not only do we pay for it; we schedule it, dress up for it and we often tip as well. In order to appear acceptable to the masses, comfort just doesn’t conform. Avoiding pain is a bit of a hobby for me;

obvious pain is one I truly enjoy evading. During my frequent visits to ER’s all over this great land, sedation is given freely for broken bones, intense intestinal turmoil and even slipCherimie and-fall follies. My Crane Weatherford bewildered brain strains in earnest to clearly differentiate between a hospital bed and a spa table. One of them attempts to relieve pain, one inflicts it and both are costly as all get out. I suppose the spa smells better, but so does a barn. It is amazing to see such mannerly, manicured women at every turn. Knowing

the pain, patience and price required for such maintenance, I find myself dumbfounded by the sheer determination to defy creation. Battles rage against hair, wrinkles be damned and heaven forbid the resurgence of roots. Regarding society’s gentle fire poking prod to the face, I draw the line. Until the age of 22, it had never occurred to me that ripping resistant brows from their forever home would improve quality of life. Waxing was something we did to the cars right before it rained, and plucking was reserved for the chickens Daddy wouldn’t let me name. Growing up in the middle of a cow pasture, mud treatments were certainly not seen as a luxury. A relaxing day was on the levee with worms you didn’t have to dig and fish you didn’t have to clean. Beauty was

velvet rye grass connecting to baby blue sky on a Sunday. Maintenance was repairing a fence, replacing the siding on the barn, bailing hay, or wearing shoes. Hesitantly, I have joined the supposed civilized circle and begrudgingly borrowed several of the cosmetic customs; however silly some seem to be. Never will I master makeup application as I never was one to color in the lines. Polished and prim I may never be — my hair has a brain and hemisphere all of its own, and a lifetime of double dares has left my skin with a road map of memories showcased by story-worthy scars. Dragging my flat feet, I will attempt to maintain a mask of acceptable measure, but for the love of gravy, leave my eyebrows alone.

Could Crystal Lake be operated as a public-private venture? By Jim Hicks

Beaufort County is in the process of investigating the feasibility of using a publicprivate venture concept for the operation of the Crystal Lake Park. Public-private ventures are not new. The reason Marines and sailors who are assigned to our local military bases have adequate housing available on the bases today is the result of a very successful public-private

venture. The military provides the land on which the homes are built, the private company builds and maintains the homes and rents them to the Marines and sailors. It is a great example of the use of a successful winwin concept. When Beaufort County finally managed to purchase the property around Crystal Lake, it had also acquired the 3,000-sq-foot building that

served as the commercial facility for Butler Marine. During the construction of the new McTeer Bridge, the facility was used as the headquarters of the contractor who was building the bridge. Beaufort County recently released a request for proposals from either an individual or business that would allow a private party or business to operate from the facility and in return the private business would

operate and maintain the park as a joint venture with the county. The deadline for submission of proposals to the county as part of the project is November 14. The use of a public-private venture to promote private contribution to the operation of a public park is a new and untested direction for Beaufort County. However, as our economy struggles to regain its momentum and our government is faced with

declining revenue, perhaps it is time to try new things. At least a query to the private business community to determine if serious interest exists is in order. The complete request for a proposal can be viewed at the Beaufort County website www.bcgov.net (purchasing department) and also at the Lady’s Island Business Professional Association’s website at www.libpa.org.

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Two years ago, I was sitting around a bonfire at an oyster roast at a friend’s house in Beaufort when I got an urgent phone call from my dad telling me I had to come to Texas right away because my mom, who was in the hospital after having a brain tumor removed, had fallen asleep and did not wake up. They had her on life support so we could all see her and say goodbye one last time. The hours, days, weeks after my mom’s death seem surreal even today. Blurry, yet etched so clearly in my mind. “Every day after and every night since, I find myself crying when the memory hits. Sometimes it knocks me down, Sometimes I can just push it away. “ Those are lines from a song called “Through my Prayers” by my favorite band, The Avett Brothers. I thought after two years it would be easier, but it’s so much harder, especially when I look at my baby boy. Now that Wolfe’s 9 months (oh, where does the time go?) watching him grow has been so amazing, and I want to document all his “firsts” — first word, first step, first

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time eating a banana — and in the process, I realize I don’t know the age that I was when I met these mini-milestones. I instinctively reach for the phone to call the only person who remembered and celebrated all the little moments in my life. I still have to remind myself that my mom won’t answer. Even after two years of not hearing her voice, it’s like I still can’t believe she’s not here. Rationally, I know it. But emotionally, I haven’t fully accepted that my wonderful, amazing, beautiful mother is not here to hold her grand baby and to help me during these important times. Through many conversations with friends and family breaking down about how life is not the same without her, I realized that what I miss most is her unconditional support and encouragement. I have that from many other people in my life, but my mom was always my biggest fan and cheerleader, and she believed in me when I didn’t

believe in myself. And to not have that now when I have no idea what I’m doing as a parent is super tough for me. With another birthday of mine fast approaching, I find myself already unwilling to accept my age, and becoming terrified of facing my own mortality. What if I die, will Wolfe know how much I love him? Am I making good decisions to ensure that I’ll be here and healthy for him as long as I can? Will he know who I am as a person and how much I want the best for him? How I’m always late for everything and like to laugh, just like my own mother? We took Wolfe to visit my mom’s grave in Sea Pines on Hilton Head, and I cried the whole time because I’m mad at her for missing the joy in his eyes, for not being able to see his adorable Halloween costume or to hear his belly laugh. But now I know it’s my job to remember all these special baby times because it’s my turn to be someone’s biggest fan. And I also feel responsible to make sure I don’t forget all that my mom loved and taught me, so Wolfe will know her too. It gives me hope that she lives on through him.

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On a beautiful fall afternoon, the Lunch Bunch gathered outside on the porch at Magnolia Bakery Cafe. We sipped mimosas as we chatted and indulged in several amazing appetizers including Terrine de Campagne, the chef ’s Lowcountry pork pate on house made bread; the house smoked salmon cheese cake served with artisan bread; and the mini crab cakes, which were fresh and absolutely outstanding. Nikki liked the crab cakes so much, that she also ordered one for lunch. The 5 oz. all lump true Maryland crab cake was served over a bed of field greens. Most of the group chose sandwiches from the lunch menu. Kim had a BLT with applewood smoked bacon and mayo that was really good, while Buck enjoyed the Sweet Slice Ham Salad on oatmeal molasses bread with a side of the famous pasta salad. David liked his Chicken Panino, a warm sandwich made with sliced chicken breast, bacon, Provolone cheese and Dijonnaise on herb bread. I loved my ham and cheese strata, which is similar to a quiche, but it’s a layered casserole made with fresh eggs, milk, bread, spices, ham and cheese.

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Of course, we had to sample their delicious desserts. The red velvet cake, carrot cake and pumpkin pie were good, but we all agreed that the pumpkin cheese cake, which is only made during the fall season, was a must-have. Husband and wife owners Evangaline and Dana Jing make a great team — she serves and greets customers while he

cooks and manages the kitchen. The restaurant now offers full service breakfast as well as daily pasta specials. If you crave homemade baked goods, you can stop by anytime and purchase breads, cookies, cakes, pies and more. Magnolia’s also carries a wide selection of whimsical gifts such as baskets, soap, bird houses and yard decorations. They also have WiFi, so

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Bonarda: Who Are You? By Celia Strong

Another long trip for us this week, figuratively speaking. Way down to Argentina. But that’s the only place we can really get this week’s wine. Trust me, though, it’s worth it. And, as we get closer to our Thanksgiving holiday, all of us are looking for good wines we can use. For me, that means not just good, but new and different and memorable. (Let’s face it, as good as the turkey is — it is just turkey. It really is all about the wine!) Now, as we start to look at where our wine comes from, we are in the lucky position of just having looked at Argentine wines a couple of weeks ago. That means, hopefully, we can learn a few new things about Argentina and not repeat ourselves. We all remember, I hope, that, in the beginning, Argentina made as much wine as it could without much interest in how good it was. Their first vineyard dated back to 1557 at Santiago del Estero with expansion taking it further into Mendoza in the 1560s. As the wine industry grew larger and larger, centralized in the western part of the country among the foothills of the Andes Mountains, the population of the country grew in the eastern regions, along the Atlantic coast. The transportation of the wine, from the western foothills to the eastern cities, was a problem that slowed the wine industry’s development to a while. In 1885, the completion of the railroad that connected Mendoza to Buenes Aires helped to insure the success of the young industry. In the 20th century, the development and success of the Argentine wine industry was deeply influenced by the economics of the rest of the country. In the 1920s, Argentina was the eighth richest country in the world. They had a large domestic market for their wines. From the time of the Great Depression, through the presidency of Juan Peron and up to the 1970s, the wine industry was sustained by inexpensive “vino de mesa.” In the early 1970s, the average Argentinian citizen drank almost 24 gallons of wine each year. At the same time, the average American was drinking

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less than one gallon per year. (Thank goodness we’ve progressed well beyond those meager beginnings!) As we’ve said before, Mendoza is probably the best known of Argentina’s wine regions and is considered the heart of the country’s wine industry. They make about two-thirds of the country’s entire wine production, although not all of it is made with “vitis vinifera” grapes. This region is located in the eastern foothills of the Andes, in the shadow of Mount Aconcaqua. Some of the Mendoza vineyards are planted at the highest elevations of any in the world; the average vineyards there are situated at 1,970 to 3,610 feet above sea level. The principle wine producing areas in Mendoza are in two main departments — Maipu and Lujan. Argentina’s first delineated appellation was established in 1993 in Lujan de Cuyo. Malbec is the region’s most planted grape variety, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Chardonnay. However, we are going to look at a less well-known variety this week — Bonarda. Bonarda is probably one of the most confusing varieties to learn. Actually, the name “Bonarda” is applied to several different grapes. Bonarda dell’Oltrepo Pavese, also called Croatina, is a variety grown in the Lombardy region of Italy. It makes mildly tannic wines similar in style to Dolcetto. Bonarda Novarese is Uva Rara, grown in Novara and Vercelli. Bonarda Piedmontese is grown in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, around Turin. It makes light and fruity wines that are labeled Bonarda dell’Astigiano, Bonarda di Chieri, Bonarda di Gattinara or Bonarda del Monferrato. Yes, these are all Italian names for different Italian grapes. Yes, we’ve never heard of them before. And, yes we all probably hope to never hear

The Bonarda grape grown in Argentina is actually the Charbono grape of California. This week’s Tahuan Bonarda wine comes from Ernesto Catena Vineyards, dedicated to small production wines with a distinct style. about any of them again. And, yes, we haven’t yet mentioned our Bonarda that makes this week’s wine. There is one more Bonarda grape. It is actually the Charbono grape of California that is called Bonarda in Argentina. Thank goodness for DNA testing on grapes (or more professionally “ampelography”). It is how we can tell these grapes apart and stop telling bits and pieces about each of them interchangeably. Our Charbono/ Bonarda comes from Savoie. There it was known as Corbeau or Douce Noir (sweet black). In Italy, Dolcetto is sometimes called Dolce Nero (sweet black), but despite the same nickname, these two grapes are not the same. Dolcetto ripens early and makes a light, fruity wine. Charbono ripens very late and makes wines with great substance. And one more distressing thing — whichever of all these Bonardas is really in Argentina, the facts as we have them today may change as researchers learn more. The only thing that will stay the same is how good these wines can be. It is believed that Bonarda slipped into Argentina during the 19th century when immigrants from all over the wine world were moving to different vineyards as phylloxera spread. Today, there are about 46,000 acres of Bonarda in Argentina, 38,000 of them in Mendoza. A generation ago it was the country’s most widely planted variety. Most of it, though, was used for blending in anonymous jug wines, part of the huge per capita consumption of Argentine citizens. Bonarda was popular with growers because it has big yields, especially with enough water. It has intense color and good fruit flavors that made it a suitable partner for even the Criolla, non-vitis vinifera, wines. Because of

this connection to lower level, jug style wines, many growers and vintners avoided using Bonarda. Perseverance paid off, though, and today Bonarda has a growing popularity. Its wines are fruity (cherries, plums), smooth, pleasant, and, not the ordinary. These wines are not quite as heavy or full as Malbecs, have fewer tannins and mild acidity. Some producers are lucky enough to have old vine Bonarda in their vineyards. The wines from these are more concentrated in their fruit flavors (figs, raisins), more deeply colored, fuller bodied and really, really good if you find them! Finally, we come to our producer: Ernesto Catena. He is a fourth generation wine maker, the eldest son of Nicolas Catena. Ernesto has traveled and lived around the world; he has a degree in computer Science and Economy, a Master’s degree in design from Milan and a history degree from London. He is an avid reader, painter, art collector, horseman, polo player and archer. Ernesto Catena Vineyards is dedicated to small production wines with a distinct style. His Tahuan (pronounced ta-wan) Bonarda comes from vineyards at 2,297 feet elevation. Before fermentation, the grapes are cold macerated for 21 days. Seventy percent of the wine is aged for 10 months in French and American oak barrels, half of each. The wine is a deep red color with aromas of plums, red currants, tobacco, game, mocha and chocolate. The mouth-feel is smooth with cherry, plum and herb flavors with a sweet, spicy kick on the finish. The tannins are light and there is just a hint of acidity. The whole package of the Tahuan Bonarda is special. Particularly for your holiday dinners. For $14.99. Happy holiday dinner, happy Bonarda, wherever it came from, happy us. Enjoy!

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Chinese dog snacks. “The FDA has shirked its responsibility to keep U.S. citizens and their pets safe, and it must step up and block these potentially deadly treats from harming more animals,” said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch. The FDA responded that they have been aware of the issue for some time, and have conducted a multitude of tests on the Chinese dog treats in question. Product samples were tested for Salmonella, metals, furans, pesticides, antibiotics, mycotoxins, rodenticides, nephrotoxins (such as aristolochic acid, maleic acid, paraquat, ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, toxic hydrocarbons, melamine and related triazines) and were screened for other chemicals and poisonous compounds. Mysteriously, those tests could never determine what, if anything, was making dogs sick. As a result, the FDA claims it cannot invoke a recall of the

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questionable products until a laboratory can find a dangerous ingredient in them. The agency has not given up, however. It continues to test for various causes in Chinese dog treat jerky samples. It has also contracted private laboratories to do the same in the hopes that one of them will find a determining toxicity. It’s worth noting that in April, the FDA admitted it sent agents to China to inspect the poultry slaughter facilities producing the jerky treats. Chinese officials denied the agents access to those facilities. Food & Water Watch contends that incident should have been reason enough for the FDA to take more substantive measures against the products. In Washington, on behalf of pet owners after the 2007 Chinese melamine scare, Senator Dick Durbin

(D-Il.) introduced a new food safety bill with Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Ct.) (The Safe Food Act – S. 654 and H.R. 1148 in the U.S. Senate and House, respectively). Earlier this year, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) demanded the FDA clarify its current procedure for notifying consumers, retailers, and manufacturers of pending investigations. He asked, “Would a consumer who goes to the store to purchase dog treats have any way of knowing that a particular product is under review other than scouring the FDA’s website?” Good question. In August, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) issued a letter to the FDA asking why the agency has not issued a recall. Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) also urged the FDA to step up its investigation with his letter to the FDA commissioner. Representative Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) blasted the FDA, saying, “By allowing the treats to stay on the market as the years-long investigation drags on, the FDA is guaranteeing more pets will die.” Might be time to drop a note to your elected officials because your dogs cannot write.


what to do 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. 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.

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 10/19 – Thurs. 10/25 Paranormal Activity 4 “R” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 Argo “R” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:20-7:05-9:15 Here Comes the Boom “PG” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:10-7:00-9:10 Taken 2 “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Alex Cross “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:10-7:00-9:10 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806

Beaufort Therapy Dogs to hold training test

Would you like to see if your dog has what it takes to be a therapy dog?
 Beaufort Chapter No. 229 of Therapy Dogs International will host a therapy
dog test at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at BayView Manor LLC, 11 S. Todd Dr.
in Beaufort. For information on TDI and on what is included in the test, visit the TDI website at www.tdidog.org. Only dogs who are being tested should attend this event. For
 more information or to register, call Chapter 229 Director Dick Hoagland at
5222073 or e-mail Merle Hoagland at merle13@embarqmail.com.

PALS celebrates with Halloween Carnival

Pat Branning, author of the cookbook “Shrimp, Collards and Grits” will be signing copies of her book on Friday, October 26 from 1-4 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe on Bay Street in Beaufort. Call 524-1119.

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services (PALS) will celebrate the Halloween season with a carnival and haunted house at the Buckwalter Regional Park in Bluffton.The carnival will be held Saturday, October 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Games and unlimited bounce-house tickets will be available for purchase. The haunted house will open Thursday, October 25 through Tuesday, October 30. Doors will creak open at 7 p.m. and will remain open until the last goblin leaves. Admission is $5 for ages 13 years and older and $3 for those age 12 and younger. Buckwalter Regional Park is located at 905 Buckwalter Parkway.

Howling Halloween Party at Hemingway’s

Sandbar & Grills hosts costume contest party

Cookbook author to hold book signing

Enjoy Beaufort’s only Canine Halloween Costume Contest and join Chain Free Beaufort at it’s Howling Halloween Party at Hemingway’s Bistro on Sunday, October 28, from 12 to 3 p.m. Bring your pooch and have fun in the caninie costume contest with prizes, entertainment by Donna Patrick, Silent Auction, giveaways, food, drinks, kids’ activities and more. All proceeds benefit Chain Free Beaufort. For more information, please visit www. ChainFreeBeaufort.org. Hemingway’s is located at 920 Bay Street.

Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. celebrate Halloween! Costume Contest with a $200 first place prize. Music, games, and more prizes at The Sandbar & Grill in The Beaufort Plaza next to the movie theater (41-B Robert Smalls Parkway).

Alexis Cole Jazz Quartet at Fripp Island

Fripp Island Friends of Music present Alexis Cole, one of today’s leading jazz artists. With a voice praised in Jazz Times as “a deep contralto as smooth and dark as the richest expresso,”Alexis has been

compared to Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day. Alexis has won a number of prestigious vocal competitions including the NY Jazzmobile and the Montreux Festival. She will perform Sunday, October 28, at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center. Tickets at the door: Adults $25 per person/$10 for students. All attendees receive a free entry pass at the Fripp Gate and are invited to join the artists at a catered event following the performance. For more information, call 843-838-6655.

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.

Beaufort Church of Christ holds revival

This is a special invitation for you and your family: We welcome you to the Beaufort Church of Christ “Where All the Doors Swing Loose on Welcome Hinges to You and to Yours!” for our 7th Anniversary Gospel Meeting and Revival! Our Theme Is: “God Can Make You Well In 2012!” From Novemeber 11 to 15. Sunday, November 11, is Family & Friends Day With A Special Focus on Singles Minister Jonas Gadson — known as “Mr. Enthusiastic” will deliver three “Educational, Inspirational & Motivational” Messages from the Word of God. Services are 10 a.m.; 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Gospel Meeting/ Revival continues Monday through Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. nightly. We have four Guest Ministers who will deliver “Purposeful, Powerful & Positive” messages each night. Everything is held at the Beaufort Church of Christ, 170 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, down the street from the Golden Corral, next to Beaufort Liquidation. The event is free and the public is invited. For additional information, call (843) 524-4281, (843) 379-8145 or email jg@jonasbonus.com, or visit www.BeaufortCoC.com.

Historic Port Royal Foundation speaker

Historic Port Royal Foundation 2012/2013 Speaker Series will have local author, Thomas D. Wilson, to talk about his newly published book “The Oglethorpe Plan.” Learn about the role our area played in the founding of Savannah. Mr. Wilson’s book will be available for purchase, and he will be happy to sign it after the talk. Time and Date of Event: Thursday, October 25 at 6: p.m. Location: The Historic Union Church, 1004 11th St., Port Royal. Price of Event: $10 Contact Information: 843-522-9923, ace.oth@gmail.com Website: www.portroyalhistory.org.

arts classes 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. This workshop is limited to seven people, and costs $70. To register, contact ARTworks at 843379-2787 and artsoffice@beaufortcountyarts. com. ARTworks is at 2127 Boundary Street. Glistening: Fall Painting Classes with Elena Madden @ ARTworks, Tuesday, November 6 through December 11. Explore composition, perspective, color, and contrast through still lifes, nature, and the human form, with painter Elena Madden, well known for her captivating portrayals of one of the most common features of the world: water, and all the light and movement that comes with that vital element. The class will use acrylics and oils, and costs $145 for six sessions. Register with the artist: www.elenamadden.com, 912-661-1534, and elena@elenamadden.com. Travel Right...Travel Write! Class at Tech College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Did you know that you can visit exotic destinations around the globe on someone else’s nickel or travel on your own and earn back your expenses simply by writing about your experience? Travel writers do it all the time, and in this class, you’ll learn how. During these sessions, you’ll acquire writerly skills such as interviewing, querying, researching, finding story markets and spinning stories from assignments. Instructor Katherine Tandy Brown has been a successful travel writer for 22 years. Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus, Monday evenings, 6 - 8 p.m. October 22 - November 26, $110. CLASSES AT CAROLINA STAMPER 203 Carteret Street - Where the Bubbles Blow CALL FOR DETAILS 843-522-9966 view class info and photos on facebook. www.facebook.com/carolinastamper or e-mail carolinastamper@hargray.com for a schedule of classes to be e-mailed to you • Class: Shamballa Beaded Bracelet with Sally Work Shamballa Bracelets are all the rage Come and learn how to make your own October 20th (Saturday), 10:30am-12:30ish pm, $22 plus bead kit price. • Class: Textured Cards with Jen Starr Sunday, October 21, 12:30-3 p.m., $35 (student supply list will be given at sign up). • Class: Ink Boot Camp Always wondered what to do with all the different ink types? Jen Starr will teach you. Sunday, October 21, 4 to 8 p.m. $55. Basketry Combinations & Continuations with Kim Keats @ ARTworks, for ages 16-adult, on Tuesdays, November 6 through December 4, 6 to 8 p.m., $55 for the series, or $15 per class. Explore new approaches for creating both utilitarian and sculptural forms using imported and locally collected indigenous materials, and a variety of basketry techniques. Register for the classes with the artist: 843-384-2435 or keatskim@yahoo.com. Origami “The Art of Paper Folding” with Heather Denardo for ages 9-16, part of ARTworks’ fall intensives series. November 6-8 & 13-15, 4-5:30. 
Origami, or the Art of Paper Folding, is a traditional craft dating back to the 1st Century. In this class we will learn classic techniques of paper folding and use those skills to create different geometric shapes, animals, and much much more! $50 for all six classes, scholarships and family discounts available. Contact ARTworks to register: 843-379-2787.

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AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING KFI Mechanical, LLC

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automobile repair

Not happy with your current auto repair shop? Discount Auto Center 2506 Boundary St. 843-524-1191

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Jennifer Ray, stylist A True Balance of Substance & Style 843-379-5463 612 Carteret Street www.limelitesalon.net

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Beaufort Chiropractic Dr. Kristie Wallace 703 Bladen St. 843-522-1115 BeaufortChiropracticCare.com Licensed Massage Therapy & Nutritional Exams Available.

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Christopher J. Geier

Attorney at Law, LLC Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Located on the corner of Carteret and North Street Office: 843-986-9449 Fax: 843-986-9450 geierlaw@gmail.com http://geierlaw.com

CLEANING SERVICES

INSURANCE

For All Your Insurance Needs Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717

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

Merry Maids

Bob Cunningham 522-2777 custsrv4632@merrymaids.net 829 Parris Is Gateway Beaufort, SC

LAWN CARE Coosaw Landscapes, Inc. Personal care for your yard Chris Newnham 843-694-3634 coosaw.landscapes@gmail.com

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Chandler Trask Construction Chandler Trask 843.321.9625 Chandlertraskconstruction@gmail.com ChandlerTraskConstruction.com

Lawn Solutions Jim Colman 843-522-9578

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Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting

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Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

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

Brittany Riedmayer 843-476-2989 • 843-522-3047 furbulasdoggrooming@hotmail.com • Member of National Dog Groomers Association of America. • Change your dog from Fabulous to Furbulas with a personal touch.

PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

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

PLUMBING

Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

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

property management

Palmetto Shores Property Managment

Lura Holman McIntosh Call 525-1677 or fax 524-1376 lura@palmettoshores.com PROPERTY MANAGEMEN www.palmettoshores.com

ROOFING LURA HOLMAN McINTOSH OFF. 8 DA Roofing Co. Broker-In-ChargeDonnie Daughtry, Owner FAX 8 E-Mail: lura@palmettoshores.com Call us for ALL of your roofing needs. www.palmettoshores.com New Construction, Residential and Commercial, Shingles, Metal, Hot Tar & Hydrostop.

All repairs and new additions. FREE ESTIMATES 524-1325

tree service

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

websites

Beaufort Mobile Website Design Paul Richardson 843-441-8213

beaufortwebsitedesign@gmail.com http://beaufortmobilewebsitedesign. com

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

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WHAT’S INSIDE?

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

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

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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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