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Survivor Stories:

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By Tess Malijenovsky

Audrey Graham’s home sits on the Coosaw River. There is a garden bed with leafy vegetables and boats in the yard. As soon as I met her, I met two of her grandchildren, her husband, Charles, and Freckles the dog. This is where a breast cancer survivor lives. This is what she looks like. What’s hard to imagine for the women who haven’t been diagnosed with breast cancer is how the women who have manage their diagnoses while still pursuing a life. Audrey came to me passionately seeking to shed awareness on a retreat called Casting for Recovery, a program that focuses on “wellness instead of illness and on empowerment as opposed to helplessness” by bringing breast cancer survivors together on a fly fishing retreat free of charge. “It was wonderful,” Audrey beckoned. “I had to prove to myself that I could drive to North Carolina by myself. Before cancer, I was really independent. But after cancer, I couldn’t do anything on my own. I drove to North Carolina and didn’t know anybody there, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me after cancer.” SURVIVOR continued on page 5

Mayor Keyserling addresses how to market Beaufort. see page 2

A P H L o E N Find out when to trickor-treat downtown 5 Stay safe this holiday with tips from the fire department 5


Behind the scenes at Captured Moments Photography studio. see page 6


Pan Am reunion in Miami attended by Dataw author. see page 9 INDEX

News 2-5 Profile 6 Arts 8 Social Diary 9 School News 12-13 Sports 14-15 Lunch Bunch 24 Wine 25 Pets 28 Events 29 Directory 30 Classified 31

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Marketing Beaufort more efficiently One of the most important lessons I learned while working in DC, through my training as a mediator and serving the public, is that we must separate the WHO from the WHAT. When we focus on the What, we are more likely to get to the root of the problem, enhance communication, and learn from each other and move forward in directions with which most will agree. It would be very easy, in reading the following essay, to get focused on who did or did not do something, rather than the systemic issue I am writing about. So please bear with me and stick to the ideas and not the organizations, as I am not pointing fingers, laying blame of suggesting that I have all of the answers. At the same time this is about an important and necessary conversation that affects taxpayer dollars and the general health of our special hometown.


it good stewardship for Beaufort City Council to invest limited city dollars thinly among two Chambers of Commerce and three visitors’ guides, while splitting the remainder of (about $50,000) among other worthwhile organizations for whom there are never enough money to meet their objectives? Is it good stewardship when City Council does not coordinate with County Council, which has its own process, to ensure there is no duplication while collectively investing about $500,000 a year in tourism marketing? I think not! While I have no magic answers, I think it is time to face this question to make sure we spend your tax dollars in the best possible manner. For Beaufort to remain a sustainable hometown we need a balance between those who live here, those who are actively retired and those who visit and one day may relocate or send others to visit. This is to say that marketing Beaufort is very important to all of us. During my four previous years on City Council and the three that I have been mayor, members of council have not been happy with the status quo. While accepting and generally supporting recommendations from the city’s Tourism Development Advisory Committee (TDAC), every year we’ve asked them to bring back a more effective and better coordinated ways to do what we all want ... providing the most effective marketing programs limited dollars can buy. But year after year, TDAC comes back to council with the same requests from the same organizations, who want to do the same thing, while few have exhibited an ability to work together toward a more integrated marketing program. Between our DMO and City Council, I do not believe we have given this volunteer group the guidelines for ensuring this and they have not seemingly created their own. My concern was compounded when the Chamber of Commerce, which is currently Designated Marketing


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Organization (DMO for the city and county) which gets TDAC funding as well as a supplement from the state, had an identity crisis, first spinning off an independent Visitors and Convention Bureau and within months taking it back under its wings with a still divided Chamber Board of Directors whose members, seemingly, in disagreement about how to market Beaufort with limited dollars. And this concern was even further compounded when I heard the same concerns from County Council members though they seem more concerned about fiscal accountability than what I believe what I believe have been inefficient investments. We can do better. That is why I proposed assembling a group of experienced stakeholders to recommend a more efficient strategy to stretch the thin dollars, get rid of duplication and integrate fragmented marketing efforts. The group will exist for no more than several months and will make recommendations to Council which has the ultimate responsibility for decisions. Members will include those with professional marketing experience, members of TDAC, small and large businesses and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street among others. I hope a representative from County Council who represents a district north of the Broad River should be included as they have their separate but similar funding process. The goal is not to exclude, but to widen the circle seeking answers heretofore not provided. The optimal result is for the chamber (DMO) to regain public confidence, assume a stronger and more collaborative role in leading efforts to market our wonderful community and to let council get on with our other business with the confidence that taxpayer dollars are being invested effectively. No doubt, this is a very complicated issue because we must comply with an out-of-date state law that governs the expenditures and the distribution process, a growing number of organizations promoting Beaufort and an unintended disconnect between the county and city allocating funds to the same organizations with little if any coordination. If not now, when do we try to get a handle on the issue? From where do the dollars flow? Few would expect a city of only 12,000 people, most of whom are moderate to low income, almost half of whom are renters, to have available dollars for large

scale marketing. Most of the city’s direct “tourism investments” come in the form of keeping Beaufort beautiful, safe and inviting. State law requires provides limited ATAX dollars, some of which go directly — at the city’s and county’s direction — to the DMO while others are handed out by the TDAC, but these funds must be invested to market Beaufort to prospects that live outside of a 50 mile radius of the city. If each hotel and restaurant contacted each of its past guests and those on their prospect lists and incented a return visit, we would likely meet the state requirement, which is to put more heads in beds, fill more seats in restaurants and generate even more ATAX and hospitality dollars each year so there would be more to invest in the same way the next year. While this approach would clearly meet state requirements, reward those who raise the marketing dollars through taxes added to their fares and likely generate more visitors to Beaufort than the previous year, is that all we want from our investment? While we of course we want to fill beds and have successful restaurants, we need to package and offer more of the assets of our community to get those people here. In addition to the state dollars directed to the DMO, the city is granted modest dollars to spread out among a large number of small organizations to supplement what the chamber does. When these groups line up before the city’s TDAC, they generally ask for about two times the available amount. Furthermore, there is no requirement that the groups awarded dollars complement each others efforts and/or coordinate with the chamber’s seasonal campaigns. The result is we partially fund three visitors’ guides; organizations focus on their own programs without regard for helping others and a fragmented approach to investing public dollars is not as effective as it could be. Is that what marketing Beaufort should be all about? I think not. My personal view is that most who visit us, among them the many who return to live here, come to Beaufort because we are who we are: an historically beautiful waterfront community, with a wide assortment of outdoor sports, a rich history and unique complement of cultural activities and the special and diversity of a real hometown, that is fortunate to host marine corps graduations and a renowned ocean side state park. The alignment of the question as to who is in charge of marketing for the chamber and the fragmentation of public investments leads me to believe it is time for a change. We must get a better handle on marketing so we invest in initiatives that ensure taxpayers, and especially businesses that are taxed at a higher rate than we would like, get more. If not now, when? Let’s get to work!

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City Council approves Vaden building annex By Tess Malijenovsky

Board members of the Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort came to the Tuesday night City Council meeting dressed in purple for their cause. An official proclamation was made to honor November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The board members gave each council member a purple bracelet so that they too can show their support. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, the sixth leading cause of death among American adults, and the fifth leading cause of death for adults aged 65 years and older.” Son-in-law to Dan Vaden, who passed from Alzheimer’s, and family were also present at the meeting to ask that the City Council annex the former O.C. Welsh building to

Beaufort’s commercial district. The commercial area is one of the largest in the county and will boost residential employment. The motioned was passed, meaning that the new Vaden of Beaufort location will soon be able to join the bustling commercial zone of Robert Smalls Parkway. Later a select number of ATAX grants recommended from Tourism Development were passed, including $10,000 to the Black Chamber of Commerce for out of market advertising, $6,000 to USCB, and $7,000 to the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Congress. Also, a young exchange student named Masu Chiriboga from Riobamba, Ecuador, came with her uncle from town to present gifts to Mayor Keyserling, the flag of Ecuador and a wooden figurine. Masu is attending Beaufort High School during her stay in Beaufort.


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weekend crime REPORTS THE HAUNTED FLOATER: A woman volunteers to dress up in costume and frighten a crowd of followers as she guides them on a Ghost Tour downtown last Sunday, October 23. There’s something about frightening an innocent crowd with haunting tales that makes the volunteer’s work so worthy. On this particular Sunday evening, however, the ghost story was on her when she couldn’t find her car. The vehicle was later found behind Bricks locked up and without the key after mysteriously moving without any eyewitnesses. Whether the perpetrator was a haunted spirit or someone who couldn’t resist an unlocked car with the keys inside, we may never know. CHICKEN AMMUNITION: ‘Tis the season for hooligan folly — one house and car successfully egged by mischief makers on Wilmington Street last weekend. LEWD LARRY: Lewd Larry, we all know him, a relative of Chuggin’ Suzy. He was spotted last Saturday, October 22, around 1:25 a.m. relieving himself outside of Panini’s on Bay Street in eyeshot of a police officer. That Larry, he takes his liberties where he can. FRIGHTENED FISHERS: Saturday October 22, a man and woman spending an afternoon fishing on the old train trestle behind Beaufort Plaza were robbed at gunpoint by four young males. Two of the criminals pulled out pistols and not only stole all the cash and jewelry the fishing pair had — an estimated value of $545 — but threw both of their cell phones into the water. Compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. Crime Report items are chosen from the files of the Beaufort Police Department. Please contact the police with any insider information on these cases.







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Beaufort moves toward buried utility lines Working to improve Beaufort’s safety and appearance, more power and lowvoltage lines will be buried underground rather than strung from poles following action Tuesday by Beaufort City Council. The Council gave the first of two required approvals to an ordinance that basically requires that, as electrical power lines are relocated and/or moved underground, the low-voltage communications and cable TV lines move with the power lines. The goal: Reduce the number of poles and overhead lines crisscrossing the city. “As part of our continuing effort to improve the appearance of our city and to improve the overall safety for our residents and visitors, this ordinance is an important step for the future of Beaufort,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said. Removing the overhead lines can improve safety by eliminating poles and by reducing the likelihood that falling tree branches will disrupt power, phone, cable or Internet services, Keyserling said. “Beyond that, it makes the City look a lot cleaner without the clutter of overhead lines crisscrossing our streets and intersections,” he added. “One of our next steps is to look at ways to pay for this, whether it’s re-routing the lines or

putting them all underground.” Meanwhile, SCE&G continues to elevate its heavy duty transmission lines on taller poles to reduce their impact on Beaufort’s historic trees. The distribution lines, which carry electricity to homes and businesses off the transmission lines, eventually will be buried whenever possible. In a related matter Tuesday, the City Council voted against a request from Hargray Communications for a stateissued certificate of franchise. City leaders said they preferred to work directly with Hargray in hopes of getting them onboard with other Beaufort utility providers to move cables underground in the public rights of way. Beaufort officials are working with SCE&G to relocate overhead power lines underground. As that is being done, lowvoltage lines that typically carry cable TV and phone signals also should be buried, City Manager Scott Dadson said. “This is the right thing to do for the city of Beaufort, now and looking into the future,” Dadson said. “Every few years we have complaints about how trees are trimmed to make way for overhead lines. Every few months we hear about electricity going out or phone service

being lost because a tree branch fell on the lines during a thunderstorm. This solves those problems while also making our historic city a lot prettier.” For 22 years Beaufort has enjoyed its status as a “Tree City USA,” a recognition of its tree preservation and planting efforts. Over the past year, the city of Beaufort Tree Board volunteers have been working with SCE&G and low-voltage cable providers on ways to bury or relocate lines. They came up with 10 pilot projects across the city. Most are roughly twoblock residential areas that have extensive tree coverage or canopies. “The object is to bury the lines, find alternate routes or take other actions to help create a tree friendly city and a power distribution and communication system that is efficient for all concerned. That stops the pruning of the trees. You also have cable lines, and those lines would remain overhead if all we did was move the power lines, so a partial fix isn’t really a fix at all,” said Eliza Hill, the

City Planning Department’s landscape architect. “We went ahead and looked at the big picture and will soon be presenting a plan to move the lines below ground, including cable, phone and other lines,” she said. A key part of the Tree Board’s proposal will be recommendations on how to fund the change to underground lines. That cost may require a partnership and commitment by and between customers, utilities and the city, Dadson said. The payoff would be in fewer lines downed by weather and tree limbs, less treetrimming by utility companies and a more scenic city. Removing overhead lines ties in with the long-range goal of creating “complete streets” in Beaufort. That idea is core to Beaufort’s planning for its fourth century, and is essential to the historic city’s economic growth, Keyserling said. “When the overhead lines are removed, it opens up so much space on the sidewalks and rights of way, plus it allows for a natural tree canopy,” the mayor said.

Friends of Crystal Lake group being formed Upon completion of the new bridge and widening of Lady’s Island Drive the contractors presently using the former Butler Marine building on Lady’s Drive as a headquarters and laydown area will vacate the property and move to their next project. At that point, the question of “what next” for the Crystal Lake property will arise. The 25 acres of property surrounding the 6 acre lake was purchased for the county as part of the Rural and Critical Land Program and can only be used for a passive park (no athletic fields). Beaufort County has completed a preliminary engineering study of the area to determine what types of use the land can realistically support. Various organizations have developed conceptual drawings of how the property might be developed. The next step is a full engineering study to include defining the property which meets the criteria of protected “wetlands”. Such a study is not cheap and County Council must authorize the expenditure of funds for this purpose. Upon completion of the engineering study the County Development Review Team can approve plans for development of the park. How the actual development of the park is to be accomplished, in this tough economic time, is a question yet to be resolved. Dick Stewart, who purchased the lake and graciously gave it to the county, recently held a meeting of individuals interested in the lake and encouraged the formation of a “Friends of Crystal Lake” organization to act as a centralized 4

representative for the community. Frank Gibson, owner of Lowcountry Insurance Services and Peggy Allard, retired Navy Captain and former head of the U. S. Naval Hospital in Charleston have agreed to co-chair the organizational phase of the forming of a “Friends of Crystal Lake“. The objective is to have such an organization in being by March 2012 and be prepared to represent the community during the development phase of the park.

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rick-or-treaters are invited to don their Halloween costumes and bring their treat bags for the annual Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Beaufort event, presented by Main Street Beaufort, USA and the merchants of downtown Beaufort. Kids can visit more than 65 stores and businesses along Bay Street and beyond for treats on Thursday, October 27, between 5 and 6:30 p.m. immediately followed by Movie in the Park showing “Beetlejuice” in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, sponsored

by the Preserve of Port Royal. This event is free and open to the public. Trick or Treat is cosponsored by the City of Beaufort Police Department. Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort is a safe activity for the children of Beaufort. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and stroll through the downtown with their children. Bay Street, from Charles Street to Carteret Street and Port Republic Street will be closed to automobile traffic from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cars will be allowed to exit parking

spaces along Bay Street during the event, but will not be allowed to enter until the roadblock is removed at 6:30 p.m. Main Street Beaufort USA provides professional management of the downtown district, special events, advertising, promotions, design assistance and government advocacy as it relates to the business and economic climate of downtown Beaufort. For more information on Main Street Beaufort USA, please call 843-525-6644 or email

Keep Halloween a night of treats, not trouble Halloween holiday decorations are fuel for more than 1,000 residential fires every year. Candles and holiday lights, along with unsafe or home-made porch decorations can create the opportunity for a preventable accident, said Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron. Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy agreed and added, “Have fun, but avoid mischief and stay with a group.” The police department will have extra patrols on duty Halloween evening. “As you prepare your home and family to have fun on Halloween, we want to help you keep it safe,” Negron said. “We would like for you and your families to enjoy lasting memories of good holidays, not memories of an accident that could have been prevented.” Clancy recommended children wear some reflective materials and always walk facing traffic. Motorists may have a difficult time seeing small children so be extra careful — carrying a flashlight can help. Capt. John Robinson, training and education officer with the Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department, recommended keeping all combustibles at least three feet

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In February of 2003, Audrey passed her routine mammogram test, but just later that year she knew something wasn’t right when her right breast felt much harder than the left. At the time, Audrey was preoccupied with a probate and the difficult passing of her mother. “I was at work in my cubicle,” she recalled, “and I heard my mother’s voice and she said, ‘Call the doctor right now. Take care of the problem and don’t wait.’ ” That same day at the hospital, Audrey was so adamant about her intuition that she ordered a tissue biopsy after passing yet another mammogram. It was breast cancer, receptive to the estrogen hormone. The diagnosis meant a mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, reconstruction, a period of estrogen-blocking medicine and a long five-year recovery. Audrey’s testament to her family’s support nearly brought me to tears. Love is a husband you’ve been married

from any sources of heat. Don’t overload electrical circuits with lights and never leave lit candles unattended, he said. “For Halloween, most safety concerns are common sense, but when the kids get excited about their costumes and the candy, adults can become distracted and forget some of the basics,” Robinson said. “That can be a terrible oversight.” Firefighters and police shared these additional safety tips for making Halloween a thrilling night to remember, in a good way: Tips for kids • NEVER go into a stranger’s house • Always stay with an adult • Have a flashlight that’s lit, especially when walking along streets and sidewalks • Ensure you can see out of your costume • Be careful crossing streets • Don’t run — always walk Tips for parents • Stay with your children • Check the Internet for offenders who may live nearby (, click on “Offender Watch” in the upper left corner) • When possible, add reflective tape to

a dark-colored costume so that drivers can better see the youngsters • Ensure your children’s costumes are treated with fire retardant • Make sure you children know to “stop, drop and roll” in case their costume catches fire • Check your children’s candy before they eat it • Don’t visit homes without porch lights lit, and advise your children those houses are off-limits Tips for your home • Ensure your walkways and front yards are clear for visitors • Don’t put lit pumpkins or lit candles near walkways or steps • Use battery powered candles • Prepare for all ages of visitors • Use the time-tested technique of keeping on your porch light when you are entertaining trick-or-treaters and turn off your porch light when you are done. If you would like to discuss fire prevention opportunities for your home or business please contact the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Departments at 843-525-7055 or cityfire@cityof

food for thought on cancer Dr. Joseph Mercola, a reputable licensed physician and surgeon, recently released a medical article reporting a link between breast cancer and the recombinant bovine growth hormone, or rBGH, found in pasteurized milk products. It is common among U.S. dairy farmers to inject cows with rBGH, which is a synthetic hormone used to boost milk production that Monsanto genetically engineered from E. coli bacteria. The insulin growth factor in rBGH is discovered to promote cell growth related to breast and other cancers, which increases 20-fold when injected in cows. Even Monsanto’s own data research shows an 80 percent incidence of breast infection in hormone-treated cattle, which calls for more antibiotics and drugs. RBGH is the largest selling dairy animal drug in America, yet banned in Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and 27 other countries in the European Union because of its “dangers to human health.” According to the article, the United Nations Safety Agency unanimously put an international ban on U.S. milk in 1999. What’s more, The Cancer Prevention Coalition, which has been trying to ban the use of rBGH in the dairy industry for years, is still waiting on a response from the FDA on their 2010 petition. to for 50 years who would cup his hands for you to get sick if you were too weak to make it to the bathroom. Love is your children and grandchildren who make a banner out of a sheet and hang it up between the trees outside of your window so that whenever you look outside you see, “I love you, Nanny.”

No one in Audrey’s family ever had breast cancer before. While the causes of cancer still remain unclear, each survivor has her theory. “I was always on birth control for years and years, when they were higher in hormones than they are now. Then I took hormone replacements when I was 40 after a hysterectomy, and

Christina Gecy sent in this photo of Blakely, 1, at the pumpkin patch at Low Country Produce in Lobeco.

fun festivities for the fall season • A Howling Halloween: You can help Chain Free Beaufort help dogs in need at this event Sunday, October 30, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hemingway’s Bistro and Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. There will be a canine Halloween costume contest, a silent auction, activities for kids, food and dogs for adoption. • Sign up now to take a carriage ride or walking tour through Beaufort’s Historic District with the Exchange Club’s 19th Annual Ghost Tours. Tours last about an hour and will run in the evenings of October 2730. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) of Beaufort County. Walking tour tickets are $12 for all ages and carriage tours are $10 for children ages 3-11 and $20 for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 843-52-GHOST (843.524.4678) for information or to make a reservation.

a high dose of Premarin [an estrogen medication],” said Audrey. “My feeling, my opinion, is that the hormones we put in our body are causing cancer.” Then Audrey read a book titled “Time is a River” by Mary Alice Monroe that ultimately brought her to Casting for Recovery in 2009. “A lot of people say, well I don’t really want to even fly fish, but once they get there they get all excited about the fly fish,” said Audrey. “You’re out with fellow people, but you don’t have television. You don’t have telephone. You don’t have any of that stuff because you’re right there with a bunch of women that have the same problems as you do. And you create bonds that go on.” This weekend, for the first time ever, Casting for Recovery is hosting a two and a half day retreat in the Lowcountry on Bray’s Island. Each woman will get oneon-one instruction in the basics of catchand-release fly fishing. The range of motion is particularly beneficial for anyone who’s had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. They’ll do crafts, they’ll talk, they’ll sing as they reconnect with the world around them. To enter the pool of applicants, visit www.

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husband-wife team operates photography studio Escaping the cold winters of Southern Maryland, Susan and Eric Smith moved to Beaufort in April and opened a new photography studio in the downtown area. They had a home-based studio for over 25 years in Port Tobacco, Maryland, and were considered the name brand of professional studios there. With a big display in the only mall for three counties, everyone knew who they were. After visiting the Shrimp Festival, and longing to live near the beach while they could still enjoy it, they sold their mailing list to their closest competitor, and relocated their studio, Captured Moments Photography, to 1402 King St. A portrait studio is more than just a guy with a camera. Captured Moments’ studio is everything a real portrait studio should be. They have two camera rooms. One is a large main room that can be used 360 degrees around, with roller systems of multiple backgrounds and muslins. The second room is an all white room for kids and special sets, like tea parties and babies. There is also an outdoor posing area with unique sets and props. Eric has actually painted quite a few of the background panels himself and has built props and studio furniture. There is an entire prop storage room full of themed sets they brought with them from Maryland, such as “Baby in a Bath,” “Christmas Cookies,” and “Angels.” In addition, they have a sales room, production room, and a reception room. With digital photography being technical, the couple is quite computer savvy. Immediately following a session, the images are downloaded, backed up and networked with the computer in the sales room. The images are projected, and clients are able to view and choose their pictures in the exact sizes they may want, from an 8x10 all the way up to a 30x40 wall portrait. A special viewing software allows Susan to create multiimage collages and greeting cards right before your eyes, with whatever color background and keylines you choose. After the images are chosen, Susan uses Photoshop to enhance every purchased image to correct any imperfections or blemishes and to strengthen the eyes, whiten teeth, smooth wrinkles and fix stray hairs.

Above: Photographer Eric Smith poses Island News publishers Kim and Elizabeth Harding at the Captured Moments studio. Below right is the finished shot of the sisters.

Special effects can also be done, like swapping heads or painting out unwanted items like dog leashes or nose rings. Once everything is perfect, the order is uploaded to the lab over the internet, and magically appears a few days later. Along with the physical things in the studio, the couple brings years of experience in lighting and posing high school seniors, families and babies. Eric and Susan really created the high school senior market for photographers in Maryland. Before 1997, everyone just went to the school photographer. They

heard complaints that no one liked their pictures, but they had no choice but to go to the contract photographer. After attending a Marketing Boot Camp for senior photography, Eric and Susan soon started a push for unique personality-driven senior portraits, and have photographed more than 4,300 high school seniors from 19972010. Several high school yearbook advisors started accepting their pictures in the yearbook in addition to the official school photographer’s pictures because of their consistent quality and ease of delivering the

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pictures to the yearbook editors. Because of their impact on the bottom line, the contract school photography companies started sending their best photographers to Southern Maryland. Competition resulted in better photography all around. In addition to high school seniors, a popular program Captured Moments offers is a plan to photograph a baby’s first year, called “Watch Me Grow.” A baby changes so much his first year, so Captured Moments has a program to photograph a baby at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and one year. There are different options for these sessions. Clients can choose to enroll in the “Club Bebe” experience where they receive a custom-designed leather album at the end of the first year, with portraits from each session and any special quotes or sayings included on the pages. Eric has photographed more than 400 weddings around the Washington, D.C., beltway, so he is very excited to be in a wedding destination area with beautiful beaches and venues. Since they are new to the area, they are available for last minute weddings this fall. In the past, they were booked a year in advance. In January of 2008, Eric discovered the joys of HDR photography, a style of artistic photography that results in photographs looking almost like illustrations or paintings. His work is displayed in art galleries in Virginia and Maryland, and locally at Atmosphere in the Bay Street Marketplace. His best images are captured at dawn with clouds and colorful skies. He has photographed many local sites and buildings, including Hunting Island State Park, the Beaufort Waterfront Park and bridge, and the Sheldon Church ruins. His work is available for viewing or purchase at his online art site, found on their website: Finally, Eric is a sought-after instructor. He has spoken nationally at a Professional Photographers of America annual convention in Las Vegas, as well as given classes in Maryland and Virginia. He teaches basic, intermediate and advanced classes for photography and Photoshop Elements enhancing.

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Fourth Annual Lowcountry Art Festival at Frogmore Frogmore’s Lowcountry Store, located at 736 Sea Island Parkway in St. Helena Island, is hosting the 4th Annual Lowcountry Arts Festival at the Lowcountry Store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. Many of the Lowcountry’s finest artisans will be onsite with their art, photography, woodwork, sculptures, fine

crafts, quilting, pottery, basket weaving, stained glass, jewelry, local foods and other fine arts. The 2010 festival featured 32 of the Lowcountry’s finest artisans and this year’s program will feature many returnees and some talented newcomers. Past festivals have been exceptionally well attended. It is a unique opportunity to meet and talk to the artists, craftsmen,

Beaufort High Theater proudly presents Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” This play is a comedy/drama full of stories about life. Each story brings the pages of Fulghum’s book alive. This play is great for all subjects because of the wonderful themes, foreshadowing and symbolism. Remember some of the rules in kindergarten? Be Nice. Do not Hit people. Play Fair. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. If you hurt someone say you are sorry. These are just to name a few, and as we get older we tend to forget them. The evening shows are October 27, 28, 29 at 7 p.m. at The Arts Center at Beaufort High School. Tickets are $5.

Free organ concert at St. Helena Episcopal

Organist Christopher Young, Jacobs School of Music Professor at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Ind., will give a 45-minute recital at noon at the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort (Episcopal) Friday, November 4. The concert is free and open to the public. Young was the winner of the 1988 National Young Artists Competition of the American Guild of Organists and serves as organist of First Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. For more information on the fall concert series, contact Pat Gould at or 843-522-1712 or visit

Local musicians will be performing and foods including gumbo, Frogmore Stew, pimento cheese and other Lowcountry favorites will be available. All local artists and craftsmen are welcome to participate. Applications are available at the Lowcountry Store, via e-mail at or by calling 843-838-4646.

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arts events Beaufort High School drama presents play

growers and producers and view demonstrations as well as discuss and purchase unique works of art from the artisan personally. Many artists are able to customize pieces and we have found that those attending get a first-hand look at the remarkable abilities of these artists from the Lowcountry and their interesting perspectives.


he Photography Club of Beaufort has announced the winners of the semi-annual Fall Competition, held Monday night, October 10,. Judging the event were award-winning photographers Jonathan Dyer, photographer from the Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet, Gary Geboy, award-winning professional photographer, and Jonathan Goebel, assistant professor of art at USCB. Prints were judged using the criteria of superb technical quality, composition and interest. During the competition, judges shared their expertise and offered constructive critiques to help the photographers improve their skills. The six winning photos from each category include: • Tom Valentino: “Egret” • Barry Wright: “Woman in Full Venice Carnival Costume” • Benny Jones: “Shrimpboat #1” • Juergen Thiessen: “Fruit Display” • Marge Pangione: “Curves” • Lamar Nix: “Beach Path” 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 information and for full results of the fall competition, please visit or call 846-9580.

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-Island News

Saturday 10-3

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

Pan Am reunion in Miami attended by Dataw author By Lanier Laney

Rebecca Sprecher of Dataw probably never thought when she graduated from UNC and joined Pan Am as a stewardess that she would end up spending one Christmas on the shore of the Arabian Sea at a Karachi camel auction lit only by lantern light but that was exactly what happened when her usual flight to New Delhi got diverted due to fog. Becky’s written a wonderful fictional book based on the amazing facts of her career with Pan Am when she was based out of Honolulu for five years in the 70’s that includes her heart-rending participation in the Fall of Saigon and Operation Babylift. It’s just been published and it’s called “Flying: A Novel.” Pan Am’s image of glamour, sophistication, and international presence led many to think of it as a symbol of America around the world. Unfortunately it was this high profile that led to the airlines undoing culminating in the terrible bombing of the ‘Clipper of the Seas’ over Lockerbie Scotland by Libyan terrorists. “That was the day the heart of Pan Am died,” say many veterans of the airline. Becky just got back from a Miami event called “Pan Am’s Worldwide Family Reunion.” They gathered near Dinner

Left: Becky Sprecher with Mimi from Da Nang. The photo was taken by Becky’s father, a South Vietnamese Army Officer who was also on the plane. Right: Becky Sprecher today with her dog, Jimmy Dean.

Key, where the original Pan Am terminal was located and the flying boats took off and landed in the 1930s. Says Becky, “It was a kind of poetic justice to be landing in Miami for the Pan Am gathering the day that Libyan dictator Gadaffi finally met his end. This has been a meaningful time for any Pan Am’er, not to mention the families of all the victims. We dedicated our book to them.” Rebecca is a gourmet cook and her husband Gregg is a wine expert. “We served a beautiful six-course meal in First Class on Pan Am, and that taught me about good food.  Our main course recipes were adapted from Maxim’s in Paris.   I

remember standing in the galley, teaspoon in hand, waiting for the hors d’oeuvre cart to come back so I could dig into the leftover Iranian caviar. It came in lipstick red tins,” said Becky with a smile. By the way, she still can fit in her uniform for those of you wondering. “My diet rules are simple: eat everything, but in moderation; deprivation is for the birds. There are no limits on champagne, however.” I asked Becky what were her “I will never forget” experiences during her years with Pan Am.“Obviously the fall of South Vietnam and evacuating the refugees and orphans would have to be the most important historical moment.   But I loved going up to the cockpit at sunrise as we were on descent into Papeete.  Our approach took us between the islands of Tahiti and Moorea, and we would dip our wings when we flew by the Club Med on Moorea to let them know we were arriving, and would be on the first ferry over.  It was breathtakingly beautiful”. Becky’s book “Flying: A Novel” takes an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the airline world, its eccentric characters, glamorous stewardesses, and the tumultuous history of America of the time. Says Becky, “You can buy our book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble

or Author House. It is available in hardback, paperback, Kindle and Nook formats. We hope it will be in Beaufort bookstores soon. We felt the time was right for a serious book about the lives of these flight crews, and how close they were to history.” While the book is complete fiction, the authors (Becky wrote it with fellow stewardess Paula Helfrich) believe that flight crews deserve a serious hard-hitting story about airline life. “They are all heroes” says Becky, “It’s the flight attendants who will get you out of an aircraft if it goes down. It’s the flight attendants who see our soldiers off to war and are the first ones to welcome them home again. They volunteer for the evacuation from war zones and natural disasters at great personal risk. They work long hours and they sacrifice missing their children’s birthdays and daily family life. It’s vigilant flight attendants who really pay attention to what goes on in that airplane and protect us from passengers who do us harm. And yes, sometimes they make the ultimate sacrifice and give their lives.” We are glad that a Beaufortonian finally gives them their due, in a story that is both riveting and fun. Job well done Becky!

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with photographer bob sofaly

Alayna Weilnar, 6, and her brother 3-year-old brother Lawson run the cross-fit course during the third annual Habersham Harvest Festival on Saturday.

Iona Bradley of Hickory, N.C., seems to be wearing a live seagull hat while feeding the birds at The Sands in Port Royal. The bird was actually several feet away and just appears to be on her head. Glenica Adee of Beaufort seems to be tangled up as she throws her cast net Friday from the dock at The Sands in Port Royal. Brisk winds and a telephoto lens made the cast look more difficult that it actually was.

Eric Druggge, left, has to use a hand crank to start his antique tractor during the 3rd annual Habersham Harvest Festival on Saturday. Once Druggge got his tractor started he took patrons on an old-fashioned hay ride.

ISLAND NEWS’ HARVEST FEST WInner The Island News was a proud sponsor of the third annual Habersham Harvest Festival and at the event our booth offered a chance to receive a free massage from Beaufort Day Spa. Christina Bland, seen at left with her 10-month-old daughter, was the happy winner. Her husband is a drill sergeant on Parris Island and they live in Port Royal. Congratulations, Christina!

PICK POCKET PLANTATION FARMERS MARKET Come on Over For Your Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cider John Keith will demonstrate his old fashioned apple cider press, Tuesday, November 1st! He’ll be making cider from North Carolina mountain apples picked when perfectly ripe. You just can’t find more authentic farm fresh cider! See you Tuesday, 12 noon to 6pm. Pick up your fresh organic vegetables, fruits, and now CIDER! Hurry on by. The cider is popular and won’t last long! Pick Pocket Plantation is located across form Regions Bank on Robert Smalls Parkway (Rte 170) in Beaufort. For more information go to Stop by during lunch! NEW FALL HOURS 12 NOON TO 6PM EVERY TUESDAY! 10

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Piggly Wiggly customer wins shopping spree On Thursday, October 6, one lucky customer was treated to a $1,000 shopping spree at the Piggly Wiggly in Port Royal on Ribaut Road. The event began at noon and the customer had five minutes to grab everything he could. Store Operator Robert Averill described the event this way: “The customer came into the store and was presented with two $500 gift cards. After taking pictures, the customer started in the floral shop and took off running. He ran across the front of the store getting a few items on the front- The winning customer stands before his end caps such as paper towels. Then carts full of groceries with Nick Long from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. at right. headed straight to the meat department. He started getting everything from grabbing arm loads of frozen food and whole pieces of T-bones and Ribeyes, frozen vegetables and throwing them in to Boston butts, chicken, everything, the shopping cart. Time expired as he literally. We had to go back into the came down the end of the frozen food aisle. cooler to get triple packs of ribs. Everyone stood around as I scanned As he filled a shopping cart, we kept bringing him a fresh one to keep it all his groceries. The grand total was rolling. There were a few customers by $1100 in groceries and meat. He used the meat department cheering him on the $1000 in gift cards to pay for the and trying to point him in the direction groceries and we also let him have the of the meat. With one minute left, we other $100 for being such a good sport. The shopping spree was compliments began counting down from 60. He went straight the frozen food aisle and was of Trapiche Wine.”

WHEN: Sat., Oct. 29 at 9 am will take place WHERE: Registration at the foot of the new

McTeer Bridge in Port Royal


Runners: $20 Walkers: $15

Professional timing will be conducted by Play Hard Event Timing

Contact 843.525.0102 for more information Come on over to the farm

for acres of Family Fun • hay rides • pumpkins • vegetable stand • 8 acre maze (close to 3 miles long)

• and lots more.

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school news

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

Help Riverview win Glee competition By Tess Malijenovsky

During these tough times in the economy, school music programs are often the first to be slashed from educational funding. For this reason the Fox TV show Glee is giving $1 million to 73 schools in the country. Riverview Charter School is the only school in Beaufort and the only charter school in South Carolina in the running for the competition, but it needs Beaufort’s support to win. The Glee competition has been Riverview music teacher Dede Ondishko’s brain child. When she received a poster in the mail for the competition she decided, “Well gosh, let’s do it!” After winning over the support of her principal and talking her colleague, creative arts director and drama teacher Lisa Clancy into going for it, the two teachers set out to make a video under two minutes showing why

Charlie, Luke, Tommy, Jaren and Jaden hope Riverview wins the Glee competition.

Riverview deserves to win the prize. Clancy and Ondishko gathered the 86 students from kindergarten to seventh grade who volunteered to sing songs of heroes for Beaufort’s September 11 community celebration to recreate the event for the Glee video. The video also features short interviews with students, parents, teachers and school administrators. “In recognition of them going out of

their way to participate (on Sept. 11), we thought this would be a good reward and exciting for them,” Ondishko said. Currently the teachers are toting around music equipment on carts in what Ondishko describes as a labor intensive process. Winning the prize could mean instruments, a new performing space with risers, an installed sound system with a projector and a musical library. “We have grand plans,” laughs Clancy. The November 7 deadline is approaching, and in order for Riverview to be considered for the prize, Glee judges have to see community support by a show of votes. You can vote once a day. Just go to, click vote now, search for Riverview Charter School, and submit your vote. This competition doesn’t just help a local school, but the whole community.

Teachers surprised with mini-grants By Tess Malijenovsky

Twelve Beaufort County public school teachers won mini-grants for innovative school projects from the Foundation for Educational Excellence, a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The Foundation members made a trip to each school to surprise the teachers in person last Wednesday, Oct. 19. Out of 35 applicants, only 12 teachers received grants totaling $5,000 and ranging from $281 to $500.“It’s so wonderful to see the excitement on teachers’ faces when we tell them that they’ve won,” said Louise Lewis, the Grant Committee Chairman. “But the real winners, of course, are the students who benefit from these innovative classroom projects.” Due to widespread budget cutting in recent years, many teachers that wish to share specialized projects

with their students must either abandon their creative ideas or pay out of pocket. “It’s very gratifying for the foundation to be able to help teachers improve academic achievement,” said Jan Davis-Vater, Chair of the Foundation. To highlight just a few of the awards: Eve Heaton, Jamey Porter and Marsha Browder of Beaufort Elementary School received $495 for two composting tumblers, which students will use to record the decomposition of plants. The compost will also be used in planting beds at school, allowing students to observe how trash can be changed into something useful. Beaufort High teacher Bradley Smith received $315.85 to purchase a set of “Taber’s” medical dictionaries for the Health Science Technology classroom. And, Mossy Oaks Elementary teacher

Renata Booth received $343.62 for picnic tables and aluminum wallmounted hose reel so that students will be able to read, write and learn in an outdoor setting. Davis-Vater said the foundation solicits individual and business donors, and also holds a major gala each spring that features silent and live auctions of items donated by individuals and businesses. Individuals, organizations or businesses interested in making donations for teacher mini-grants can do so via the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s website (www. On the website’s main page, click “Give,” then choose “Donate Online” from the drop-down menu. Look for “Choose your fund,” and from that drop-down menu, choose “Beaufort County School District Foundation for Educational Excellence.”

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SCHOOL briefs • Friday, Oct. 28, All 6th and 7th graders at Riverview Charter School going out for basketball must turn in their student physicals to Coach VanHorn. Also, students at Riverview can sport their red ribbons for Drug Awareness Week. Don’t forget, students can dress out of uniform on Uniform Free Friday and BoxTop Collection day by bringing $5. Also proceeds go to the BoxTops fundraiser. • Friday, Oct. 28, Lots going on at Beaufort Academy: The SADD Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m.; representative from Eckerd College will be on campus at 3 p.m. in the Learning Center; and the Fall Festival. • Monday-Friday, Oct. 31-Nov.4, Riverview Charter School and Mossy Oaks School have Fall Break. • Monday-Friday, Oct. 31-Nov.4, Tidewatch Fall Break Camp for Riverview students from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 1, Beaufort Academy Community Awards are due. PBIS Student Advisory Board at Lady’s Island Elementary Lady’s Island Elementary students are being taught how to behave appropriately and are rewarded for their appropriate behavior through the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The PBIS Student Advisory Board was formed and comprises of a few third and fourth grade students. These students meet once a month to discuss school goals that will enhance Lady’s Island Elementary’s existing positive school environment. Assistant Principal Melissa Holland is the group advisor and members include Parker Elliott, Makayla Savoie, Zhane Morris, Mikela Townes, Nathan Murray, Bernard Holmes and Alexus Simmons. Bookworm success at Beaufort Elementary Beaufort Elementary School celebrated Books, Blankets and Boo Day on Thursday, October 20, during which guest readers dressed up in costumes and visited the classrooms to share stories with the students. This is an event sponsored by the BES Learning Commons to promote school-wide reading. Also this month, Beaufort Elementary raised $4,372 during its annual Book Fair. School briefs are compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. To have your school events published, email

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school news

School district emphasizes anti-bullying policy By Valerie Truesdale

Bullying is a serious problem facing young people. In response to several recent incidents in Beaufort County schools, we are redoubling our efforts to teach students our expectations about Respect and Responsibility. Respect means treating others as you would want to be treated. Responsibility means reporting bullying to adults when you witness it. The message is, “If you see something, say something.” Bullying can take place anywhere — on the bus, on the playground and on cell phones or other electronic devices. Cyberbullying, the act of harassing a fellow student in text messages or e-mails, has been identified as a growing problem. Safety is our first priority. The school district’s administrative rules define harassment, intimidation or bullying as “a gesture, an electronic communication or a written, verbal, physical or sexual act” that could have either of the following effects: • Harming a student physically or emotionally, damaging a student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of personal harm or damage to his or her

property. • Insulting or demeaning a student or a group of students in such a way that a school’s normal operations are substantially interfered with or disrupted. Setting high expectations for student behavior is an ongoing effort. The district has: • Trained all school staff in Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports, a system designed to manage student behavior in classroom settings and outside of classroom settings. PBIS involves all people who have an interest in a student’s behavior, including family members, friends, employers, community members, teachers, school administrators, and various professionals. It engages all of these “stakeholders” in a support system designed to promote improved behavior. • Instituted school uniforms, with all students wearing pants or skirts in one of three colors designated by individual schools and collared shirts. Teachers and staff also have a dress code. • Developed and implemented a district-wide discipline code so that similar infractions by students generate similar consequences, regardless of the

school where they occur. • Restructured alternative education programs to handle varying levels of chronic misbehaviors. • Introduced annual staff training in classroom management, student supervision and safety protocols. Despite adults’ best efforts to ensure a safe learning environment, infractions will still occur because students sometimes make poor choices. School and district leaders met recently to review antibullying efforts and to outline an aggressive plan. One component of that plan took place on Wednesday, when we retaught our expectations for Respect and Responsibility to every student in every school. Students were reminded to report bullying when they witness it – “If you see something, say something.” Disciplinary consequences for bullying and hurtful behavior were reviewed. We also are asking parents and the entire community to assist us in emphasizing to our youth that bullying is unacceptable. Letters and phone calls will be sent to parents via electronic means, asking that they talk with their children about the

importance of treating others how they would like to be treated. Parents, like students, will be asked to report bullying whenever and wherever it occurs. Meetings with faith leaders, School Improvement Council members and civic leaders will emphasize our need for a community response to anti-bullying. Leaders of mentoring programs will be asked to have candid conversations with students about their expectations for respectful behavior. Meetings with student leaders, Gentlemen’s Club, Men of Strength Club, Youth Leadership Institute and fellowship of Christian Athletes members will emphasize their responsibility to lead their peers in opposing bullying. Our efforts to keep children safe and secure are ongoing. We will continue to ask community members to reinforce the important message of civility and kindness toward others. We will continue to ask our youth to speak up to their peers and stop bullying. And we hope and trust that the entire community will support our children as they navigate the sometimes difficult process of growing up.

Church to open Classical Christian School As The Parish Church of St. Helena celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2012, it has drawn on its past to build toward its future and announced it will open the Holy Trinity Classical Christian School for grades K-4 in the fall of its Tricentennial year and has called Rev. Chad Lawrence as its founding headmaster. According to St. Helena’s rector, the Rev. Jeffery Miller, “The school is not being established to be in competition with other schools but rather to serve two purposes: To provide our children in the community with a classical approach to education that takes advantage of their natural stages of learning and development; and, to raise up and equip our youth with such a strong Biblical foundation that they become ambassadors of the Kingdom of God, prepared to defend and advance the apostolic Christian faith to God’s glory.” Rev. Miller emphasized that the character of Holy Trinity is not a private school for students but rather an endeavor for the wider community. “We have a shared Rev. Chad Lawrence will be headmaster of Holy Trinity vision with other educational institutions in the greater Classical Christian School. Beaufort area to provide the best education for our children and we plan to be in concert and cooperation Trivium education,” Miller said. with them. Our school will be open to anyone whom Rev. Miller will preside as Chairman of the Board of the Trivium education is appropriate and desired,” he Governors with Jane Hincher as Vice Chair and Barbara said. Hathaway as Secretary. Miller explained that the school’s “Trivium” education A Board of Trustees was elected by the Board of method of teaching is a classical model first used during Governors to oversee the administration of the school. the Middle Ages. It has three components: grammar, Elected were: Hank Gulbrandsen, President; Karen logic, and rhetoric.“The primary objective of the Trivium Kusko, Vice President; Barbara Hathaway, Secretary; is to teach students how to learn,” he said. “Learning the and Stellena Mumma, Treasurer. Other members of the truth is important, but learning how to learn the truth is board are: Jane Burr, Karen Wolbrink, Katy Jones, Ben even more critical.” Thompson, and Bishop Alden Hathaway. The first task Miller said that the Trivium method was used to of this Board was the calling of the school’s founding educate most of America’s founding fathers as well as headmaster. the world’s philosophers, scientists and leaders between “It was so important to find just the right person for the 10th and 19th centuries. “What other period can this position,” president Hank Gulbrandsen said. “In claim so many advances in science, philosophy, art, and addition to serving as a model of excellence both in and literature,” he asked? out of the classroom, the headmaster will be the spiritual A Board of Governors has been appointed with the leader of the student body and faculty. We are so blessed responsibility of protecting the church’s vision and that Rev. Lawrence has accepted this role.” mission and setting the school’s policies. “Among the Before entering ordained ministry, Rev. Chad E. numerous logistics involved in establishing a school, this Lawrence worked as an educator for seven years in group has also been busy educating the community as to Bakersfield, CA where he was named Franklin School what a Classical Christian School is and the benefits of a Teacher of the Year and received the Kern County

Excellence in Teaching Award. After graduating from Trinity School for Ministry in 2009 with Master of Divinity, he and his family moved to Beaufort where Rev. Lawrence has served as a Curate for the Parish Church of St. Helena for the past two years. Rev. Lawrence, who assumed his role as Headmaster September 1, said that a facilities committee is presently searching to find a location for the school. “I am greatly honored to be part of the founding of Holy Trinity,” Lawrence said. “The Parish Church of St. Helena’s history in supporting education in the community is unparalleled. In 1748 ,St. Helena established the first free school in Beaufort. Then in 1801, the church provided 20 acres of land for the establishment of Beaufort College, the old campus of what is now the University of South Carolina Beaufort,” he said. “Now, to be involved in the opening of a new classical Christian school is most exciting. I can think of few more important endeavors than the education of our children. The way children view the world, how they approach life, and even the depth of their character are all influenced by education,” he said. “The more I have learned about classical Christian education the more I wish I had been so educated,” Lawrence commented. “The challenge of how to educate children is a daunting task, but we know that our children learn through three phases: K-5 is the learning and memorization phase; by grades 6-8 they become more argumentative and are ready to be taught logic and critical thinking; then grades 9-12 they are more independent in their thinking and yearn to become better communicators,” Lawrence said. “The classical methodology ‘works with the grain’ of how God has created us to learn and grow.” Rev. Lawrence mentioned that one of his most important tasks is the hiring of teachers who will implement the classical teaching methodology. “One key I have learned in my years of education is the importance of a great teaching staff. To that end, we are searching and committed to recruiting the best faculty dedicated to carrying out this classical educational approach so that we will be able to open in September 2012 in honor of The Parish Church of St. Helena’s 300th anniversary.”

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


Sara Rice and Leroy Jennette were crowed Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night at Battery Creek High School.

Battery Creek High School’s Javon Livingston can’t hang onto the ball during the first half of their Region 7-AAA game against Hilton Head High School on Friday at Dolphin Field. The Seahawks won the game 47-20 and clinched a spot in the upcoming playoffs.

Battery Creek High School Blue & Gold King and Queen are Taylor Thorn and Ruben Rivera.

Imani Miller and Jaron Sneed were crowned Senior King and Queen. Sophomore Prince and Princes are Aujena Mungin and Eriq Moultrie.

Battery Creek High School’s Isaiah Sloan tackles the Hilton Head High School ball carrier.

Junior Prince and Princess are Alexandra Bazemore and Robert Green.


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Celebrate College Football with Beaufort Academy’s Competition Cheer Squad took first place for the most spirited team and third place overall in the 2A division at the first regional cheer competition of the season on Saturday, October 15, at Cardinal Newman in Columbia. Their next competition is October 29th in Charleston. Pictured: Back row: Bridget Baggerly, Alo Rodriguez, Coach Jessica Miller, Cali Blocker, Grace Stewart. Middle row: Kirsten Floyd, Maya Dixon, Mary Alice Strohmeyer, Hope Gray, Julianna Dunphy. Front: Frances Stowe and Mary Margaret Achurch. Not pictured: Lauren Noonan.

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The Beaufort Bombers 12U Fastpitch softball team was runner-up at the WFC Susan G Komen A Swing for Breast Cancer tournament in Summerville this past weekend from October 21-23. Back row, left to right: Coach Phil Waters, Coach Scott Mullen, Coach Brian Powell, Coach Hall Sumner. Standing, from left: Emily Madlinger, Emma Travis, Mia Debardelaben, Lillian Sumner, Mary Claire Sumner. Kneeling, from left: Michaux Gee, Madison Powell, Anna Grace Waters, Brooke Maynard, Sarah McMullen, Savannah Mullen. Bat Boy: Jack Sumner

beaufort quality inn chess grand prix This past weekend the “Beaufort Quality Inn Chess Grand Prix” hosted its first chess tournament of the year. Twenty-one players from South Carolina and Georgia played in the two sections tournament. In the under 600 rating section the winners were 1st place Joshua Willisons, 2nd Kendra Rogers, 3rd Brendan Analla, and 4th G Simmons. In the K-12 grade Open section the winners were 1st place Alastair Campbell, 2nd Kevin Rogers, 3rd Joshua Hutchins, and 4th Jacob Koscinski. Quality Inn Grand Prix has three more USCF tournament left for the 2011-2012 school year. The dates for these remaining tournaments are November 12; January 7, 2012; and February 18, 2012. For information on how to sign up for these chess tournament please email Coach Rogers at


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tucked inside a stylish pair of boots. The possibilites truly are endless to mixing and matching a fall/winter wordrobe and the limitations are that there are none. I’m a firm believer that fashion has no boundaries, however, there are a few rules. No fab, fall fashionista would find herself complete without the institution of a new color palette as well. Makeup, unknown to most, changes with the seasons as well, just as our skin tones and textues do. The cooler, harsher winds leave our skin dry, wind-chaffed and chapped so the best protection is maximum coverage foundation and skin replenishing moisturizers. Routine facials during the

winter can aide in keeping skin soft, supple and hydrated as well. Fall colors, such as deep plums, rich chocolates, and royal blue hues hit the runways swiped over eyes, lips, cheeks and fingernails. Not to be left out, hair is at its best when the sizzling, sweaty days of summer make way for the uncomplicated, comfortable temperatures that wisk in with the winter. Long gone are the frizzy and frazzled, humidity taunted locks, but what now emerges are high, tight and polished ponytails, luscious and lengthy curls and bed head hair that actually looks as if you paid a fortune for it. To the summer, I say, until we meet again but for now, I’m totally “falling.”

YMCA kids yoga addresses childhood obesity As the number of obese and overweight children across the country rises, the YMCA wants to help kids stay active with a brand new class: Kids yoga. The 30-minute class is every Tuesday at 4 p.m. and facilitated by long-time yoga instructor Sally Moona. “Getting children involved in fitness at a young age is a great way to encourage a healthy lifestyle that they can continue throughout life,” says Sally.

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What’s in a name? Is it normal to feel a loss when one changes one’s name? My name and I have been through a lot. I practiced writing it for years, for heaven’s sake! Parting with it is such sweet sorrow.

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I have not been kidnapped by zombies nor did I run for the hills of New Zealand. Topping my list of things to feel guilty about is my possibly unnoticed absence from these pages. After months of sharing my follies, fears, and fashion faux pas of wedding planning, my brain simply shut down for a short hiatus. I survived, he survived and to my knowledge no one was featured on CNN or Mugshots, therefore it was an obvious success. Now that I am back to the less glamorous life of work, work, and well a little more work I have finally made my way through a mountain of email, a tunnel of to-dos, and a thousand thankyou’s. It isn’t that I don’t write, I certainly do. No offense, but sometimes some of this stuff is best left resting in an old wooden chest. An 11-page expose of the behind the scenes of my wedding would certainly get me removed from many a Christmas list, or at the very least have

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a few asking if I should, in fact, be committed. Writing is my therapy, my end of the day wind down, and my insurance against future meanies (well it works). The tornado of topics twirls tumultuously as I tap away on my well-worn keys. There is very little that I can’t stretch, intertwine, and evolve into a rather impressive story about absolutely nothing. It is a gift, a curse, and an odd obsession. Sitting in the lessthan-social abyss of the Social Security Administration, my meandering mind ran rampant. Is it normal to feel a loss when one changes one’s name?

My name and I have been through quite a lot. We have been picked on relentlessly, butchered at every public pronouncement and always left short in those darn little boxes on standardized tests I practiced writing it for years, for heaven’s sake! Parting is such sweet sorrow. Who knew it would bother me? Well, apparently the lady behind the window at the social security desk. Voluntarily giving your coveted number to the next waitingin-line warrior may have given it away. After selflessly sacrificing my up next gift on less than thrilled attendees, I surrendered. There was no burial, no ceremonious

goodbye, not even a well done. In a matter of moments my name was no more. Shouldn’t I get a tissue, a stamp, something? It is not my intent to be a star straight from the pages of the “Feminine Mystic.” I have never burned a bra, well not on purpose, and I rather enjoy having a door opened. However, erasing my name stings a bit. My sentiments failed at entertaining the social security name changing nemesis, so I took my papers, my new name, and my sense of loss straight to the chocolate aisle. The overly impressive intake of Tootsie Rolls didn’t give me my name back but did give me a distracting toothache. I mean no disrespect. Sweet Southern Belles, forgive my public diatribe, I mean no harm. I will learn to write my new name, eventually answer when called upon, and settle for being placed at the end of the alphabet. After all, I still have the right to vote, I can wear pants, and for now I still have a right to bear arms. I just can’t do it under Crane.

Great biographies as a window on American history By Jack Sparacino


ure, I took history classes in school. But it was far from my favorite subject and unfortunately, not much of it stuck. Much later, though, I discovered the joy of exploring history somewhat indirectly through interesting biographies and autobiographies. Not only can you learn a lot about people you’ve been fascinated by, but in a really well researched and written book, you can also learn more broadly about their times. Here are ten of my favorite biographies, most of which are loaded with terrific photos. They are admittedly tilted a bit toward sports legends and listed roughly in order of when the subject lived. If any of these books are new to you, I hope you like them, too. 1. George Washington. There are, of course, shelves of books on and about George Washington. The one that got my attention and kept it is “His Excellency: George Washington,” by Joseph J. Ellis. If you want to dig into not only one of our nation’s all time most influential people and the incredible times he lived in, including his fascinating military career, this is a wonderful book and not lengthy. The book may make you ponder why so few if any leaders rise to his level of visionary courage and positive impact on our lives today. 2. Teddy Roosevelt. Talk about an atomic powerhouse of a man, a force of nature, that was Teddy Roosevelt. He was an intensely dynamic president and of course achieved international fame for his military accomplishments, focus on developing national parks, and courageous forays into raw jungle and wilderness. The three volume series on Roosevelt by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris is hard to beat. The details of TR’s


Jack Sparacino has a Ph.D. in psychology from The University of Chicago. He has published over 20 articles in refereed journals in psychology and medicine. He is retired and now lives with his wife, Jane and their three dogs on St. Helena Island. His hobbies include fishing, clamming, crabbing, shrimping and writing.

many adventures and the political for non-baseball fans. environment he wrestled with around 5. William Randolph Hearst. One the turn of the 20th century come to of the truly “larger than life” personalities life with breathtaking velocity. in American history. Publishing 3. W.C. Fields. As he once observed, giant. Political piranha. Undaunted “The world is getting to be such a entrepreneur. David Nasaw’s “The dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out Chief: The Life of William Randolph of it alive.” The famously wry if ornery Hearst” is a tour de force in its panoramic comedian, much more nuanced and exploration of an extremely full and complex than some might have thought, massively influential life. This book is was born in 1880 intensely scholarly and started his Not only can you learn a and rather long professional put on a pot of lot about people you’ve so life as a world coffee. class juggler been fascinated by, but in Not decaf. in vaudeville. 6. Humphrey a really well researched He toured Bogart. Born and written book, you internationally almost exactly at to rave reviews. can also learn more the turn of the 20th The biography by broadly about their times. century, Bogart James Curtis is a exceeded just fun and poignant about everyone’s read, with fascinating insights into the expectations. His amazing acting career, entertainment world of the early 20th strength of character, and long running century. Another marvelous inside look conflict with his studio chiefs at Warner is available in “W.C. Fields by Himself: Brothers, are touchingly chronicled in His Intended Autobiography” by Fields “Bogart” by A. M. Sperber. For anyone himself and his grandson, Ronald J. who ever enjoyed ANY of Bogart’s Fields. many movies from the 1930’s, 40’s and 4. Casey Stengel. The absolutely 50’s and wondered what Hollywood unique Mr. Stengel started his career as was like back then, this book will make a professional baseball player, and was you say “hmm” a lot. Maybe even “here’s a very decent major league outfielder looking at you!” from 1912-1925, before going on to 7. Lou Gehrig. Far more than the managerial fame with the Yankees man that an awful disease was named and Mets. Like Fields, he had a more after, Lou Gehrig was the centerpiece of complex personality and was sharper the Yankees during the Depression. His than might have first met the eye. He modest but intensely solid upbringing could also make people laugh. Robert and dazzling career at first base, with W. Creamer’s biography of “the ole nothing but crushed baseballs and perfessor,” “Stengel: His Life and Times,” cheering fans in his wake, are laid out is instructive and sometimes funny, even for all of us to share in Jonathan Eig’s

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“Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig.” The title is a tipoff. Be prepared to shed a few tears with his book, both happy and sad ones. It’s a real winner. 8. Ben Bradlee. Talk about a grandly successful journalist and publisher. Ben Bradlee had just the sort of gritty Navy career early in life that you might expect. His hard hitting victories at The Washington Post are well documented, as are the charm, wit and charisma of this modern day icon. His autobiography, “A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures,” is a world of fun and deeply revealing. 9. Sandy Koufax. For my money at least, this handsome fellow, at the height of his career with the Dodgers in the early-mid 1960’s, was the best pitcher on earth. How about 25 wins against 5 losses in 1963 with an ERA of 1.88 and 306 strikeouts. I can still fondly remember listening to Dodger announcer Vin Scully smoothly calling his pitches on the radio. Jane Leavy works her magic in “Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy.” The Sporting News got it right when they said, “a perfect game of a book.” 10. Seabiscuit. Yes, I’m ending with a horse. But not just any racehorse, the one that captivated the nation and became one of the top entertainment beacons of the 1930’s. Exactly when America really needed a lift and was primed to get a boost from the astonishing success of a made-to-order horse practically bought at a tag sale price. The absolutely peerless Laura Hillenbrand brings this spectacular creature, his handlers and his world right into your home and heart in “Seabiscuit: An American Legend.” There, from the father of our country to the father of all great underdogs. Let me know how you make out with these treasures.

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The Royal Readers met at the home of Pat Davidyock, to discuss the book “Room” by Emma Donoghue. The book, though somewhat dark, is a story about the resilience of a woman kidnapped and held captive in an 11’ x 11’ room for seven years. The story told through the voice of her 5-year-old son, Jack, is brilliantly executed. Recently, Royal Pines neighbors have had visitors here, while many have visited places around the world. Marianne and Don Hamilton were visited recently by Marianne’s sister and brother in law from Cleveland who spent their time shopping and dining and doing their share to help local economy. Kathy and Fred Fehlauer enjoyed a short visit from Fred’s sister, brother and sisterin-law from Milwaukee. Their reunion included visits to the Shrimp Shack, Penn Center, Hunting Island, Lady’s’ Island Country Club, antique shops and the Verdier House, plus hours of nostalgia-mongering: recalling their youthful exploits and embarrassments. Annette and Bob Rauenhorst and their three daughters cheered for Clemson at a recent game as they had a rare opportunity to all be at the same place at the same time! Cathy and Bob Wilson spent a long weekend in Pa. when they visited their son Chris and his family. Maryanne and Richard Bender enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise which included stops in Montenegro, Turkey, Venice, Greeks Isles, and Croatia. Frank and Carol Nocilla visited interesting cities in Italy while Marisa Sherard spent three weeks visiting her family and friends in her homeland, Italy. Maritza and Fred Schmidt visited their daughter Jessica and son in law Michael in Chicago where B.Cunningham they welcomed (4x5.25):Layout new granddaughter1

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Elisabeth Catherine Haught, born Sept. 27. Elisabeth’s paternal grandparents, who also reside in Royal Pines, are Bill and Marcy Haught. The Royal Pines Garden Club met on October 13 at the Lady’s Island Country Club. Members then traveled to the Butterfly Enclosure at the Honey Horn Plantation, on Hilton Head. The Butterfly Enclosure is a 1,200-squarefoot butterfly habitat home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry. Information was gained that the ladies will use when planning their own butterfly gardens. Members enjoyed lunch at a French Bakery on Hilton Head before returning home. Gardening tip: Now is the time to put your spring flower bulbs in the fridge until January and then plant them outside. Employees of Lady’s Island Country Club, after procuring the proper licenses, captured an aggressive alligator. Afterward, the alligator was prepared by Chef Will and Raymond who cooked it in a variety of ways and then offered it to the employees. Thank you to all who contributed “news” for this column. If you have news to share, please contact me at 6/14/10 2:17 PM Page 1

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Bazaar to highlight St. Helena Tricentennial A special Tricentennial booth will be featured Nov. 5 at this year’s Fall Bazaar presented by the Women of the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort. The church’s tricentennial year is 2012, just one year after Beaufort’s 300th birthday. The booth will provide information on the church’s planned Tricentennial events, which will be open to the public. Limitededition commemorative tumblers and Christmas ornaments and a CD produced by St. Helena’s choirs will be sold, with proceeds going to defray tricentennial expenses. The bazaar, which benefits the church’s outreach efforts in Beaufort and

around the world, also includes a silent auction of 300 unique items ranging from excursions and restaurant dinners to fine art and furs, sailboats and furniture. St. Helena’s famous handmade “church mice” will return this year and will be available for purchase when the doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturday. However, mouse manufacturers warn that these popular rodents often sell out early. This bazaar will be open on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish House at 507 Newcastle St. in

downtown Beaufort. A Bazaar Preview will be held Friday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Nothing is sold on Friday (although Silent Auction bids are accepted). The preview is for fellowship and an early look at bazaar offerings. In addition to Tricentennial souvenirs and church mice, Bazaar shoppers will find baked goods, candy, frozen foods, books, gifts, jewelry, plants, Christmas decorations, a pet boutique and Bargain Box. Contact the church office at 843-5221712 or Bazaar Chairman Annie Pollak at 843-538-6497 for more information. Or visit

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The Exchange Club of Beaufort is an American service club working with the blue ribbon initiative of preventing child abuse and promoting positive parenting. Each year 3.2 million children are reported to Child Protective Services as being abused or neglected throughout the United States. The Exchange Club tackles this serious problem by generating greater public awareness through local events, including its upcoming 5K this

weekend — the first 5K ever on the new McTeer Bridge. Saturday, Oct. 29 is the OBABY (Over-the-Bridge-And-Back-Yonder Run) 5K Run and Fun Walk. It will take place over the new McTeer Bridge connecting Port Royal to Lady’s Island, which now has a walkway. Even though the Exchange Club has been serving the Beaufort community since 1987, this will be its first charity race. Angel Flewelling, a past president, member of the board of directors and

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Remembering Luther’s Pharmacy By Susan Maag Disbrow

CHAMBER HOLDS AFTER HOURS The Learning Center at Beaufort Academy hosted the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, October 13. More than 80 people came to network and mingle. At this event, the chamber gave away $10,000 worth of scholarships to the Learning Center. Special thanks to Malcolm Goodridge, Trask and Lynn, Bill’s Liquors, Berry Island, Mother Earth and Tidal Creek Fellowship for their contributions Pictured above, from left, is Blakely Williams, President and CEO of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce; Fred Washington Board Chair, Beaufort County School District Board of Education; Malcolm Goodridge, Founder of The Learning Center; and Julie Stewart Corner, Interim Head of School at Beaufort Academy. Photo by Captured Moments.

My memory was when I was about 5 years old and I used to go to Luther’s Pharmacy on Bay Street with my parents. My grandmother worked there and I remember they had an old style soda fountain in the pharmacy. The fountain was on the left side in the front of the building if you were standing outside looking in through the big glass windows. They served fountains sodas, snacks, and ice cream ... and I always looked forward to having an ice cream cone as a treat. Luther’s also honored a “prescription” for a free ice cream cone that was written by a local dentist, Dr.

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Sam Koutroulakis, which he gave to all of the children after they had been to his office for a dentist appointment. Also, long before there was a waterfront park out back, my grandmother would take

me to look at the water from the back door of the pharmacy. I remember that there were some wooden stairs that led out the back door down to the water, which came up very close to the back of the building at high tide. The last time I was in Beaufort was in 2004, and at that time I discovered that Luther’s Pharmacy is now a restaurant which is known as Luther’s Rare and Well Done. I decided to have dinner one evening at the restaurant and sat outside on the back porch. The porch is in the exact location where the steps were that led down to the water when I was a child. What a wonderful memory.

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Family walk, ride a success This past Saturday, October 15, some 100 people came together to honor J.T. Pringle Senior and to spread the word about personal health. The Pringle Family lost their loving leader one year ago on October 16. In his honor, the family of seven children and their loving mother coordinated a health event that brought together people to walk or ride in the name of personal health and raise money for the American Heart Association. Bikers rode 35 miles in just over two hours starting from the Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire District headquarters and taking a grand tour of St. Helena before returning. Simultaneously, walkers of all ages joined together, and starting at the same place, walked 3.5 miles including a turnaround point on Sams Point Road where Mr. Pringle established his family’s home. With music playing and local health

advocates in attendance, participants and those gathered danced and cheered the morning away as the walk and ride forged through their respective preset routes. “Mr. Pringle was the model of a mentor, he was an unbelievably kind and warm-hearted person with a magical sense of humor,” offered Lee Levesque, a friend of the family. This was the first of what the family hopes to become an annual outing in the name of J.T. Sr. and one that will continue to grow as did his love. The family wishes to offer many thanks to those who supported this great endeavor and all the bicyclists and walkers who came out and participated in this amazing event. Folks are encouraged to look for next year’s event on the website www. For more information, contact the Pringle Family at (843) 263-0654.

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Mia Moran-Cooper, right, a Harbor Island homeowner, offers The Island News to James Pidgeon at his vacation home in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, on the Galway Bay. The two met online via Home Exchange and swapped time in their homes. Pidgeon will be in Beaufort from October 21-29. Going some place special? Bring a copy of The Island News with you. We’ll be sure to put your photo in your favorite local paper.

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RANCHO GRANDE By Pamela Brownstein

To satisfy a hankering for authentic Mexican food, the Lunch Bunch didn’t have to go south of the border. Instead, we found just the spot on Lady’s Island at Rancho Grande. Formerly La Hacienda, Rancho Grande is a family owned restaurant run by the friendly and capable manager Pedro Solorio. We started with one serious appetizer: the Rancho Grande sampler. The giant platter was filled with beef nachos, taquitos, cheese quesadilla, chori queso dip, and lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. The dip was incredible, we all loved it, and the quesadilla bites were so soft, warm and cheesy. The sampler is a must-have for a hungry family or large group. The menu options are seemingly endless. They serve many varieties of fajitas, at least 30 combination plates and more than 20 lunch specials. Elizabeth, April and I all ordered quesadillas. April had the lunch special #12: one cheese quesadilla, rice and one beef taco. Elizabeth had just a chicken and cheese quesadilla that she likes with extra sour cream and Cholula hot sauce. I tried the lunch special #17: a beef and cheese quesadilla served with rice and steamed vegetables. Heather chose the lunch Chimichanga — one flour tortilla deep fried, filled with chicken and beans then topped with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, nacho cheese and guacamole.

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An enchilada and a chalupa.

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Sopapillas: a fried flour tortilla dessert.

I have to admit I had a tinge of food envy because her chimichanga looked awesome, and apparently it tasted as good as it looked because there were no left overs. Buck ordered his favorite, the lunch special #6. He said the beef burrito, taco and rice were delicious. Our guest Lunch Buncher, Daniel Brownstein, was really hungry and filled up on the dinner combination #2 — one taco, one enchilada and one chalupa. For dessert, Pedro brought out a plate of churros, fried twisted dough with sugar, cinnamon and honey, with

ice cream, and a plate of sopapillas, fried flour tortillas with honey, butter and cinnamon, also with ice cream. Even though we were so full, it’s futile to resist the lure of fried dough and ice cream. April and I liked the churros best — they reminded me of my semester abroad in Salamanca, Spain, when we used to eat churros con chocolate all the time — while Elizabeth and Buck raved about the yummy sopapillas. Flan and fried ice cream are also offered. Rancho Grande is located at 136 Sea Island Parkway, Suite 4 & 6, in the Grayco shopping center on Lady’s Island. Call 843-524-0405.

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My husband started making pizza dough in his bread machine 16 years ago. To this day, it’s a Saturday night tradition. You too can make your own dough or simply pick some up in the Publix bakery. The ingredients listed are just a guideline. Like more cheese? Go ahead and sprinkle it on!

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Ingredients Pizza Dough 1/2 cup favorite BBQ sauce plus 2 tbsp (I use hickory smoked) 2 tbsp smoked Gouda cheese, shredded 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/4 small red onion, sliced thin 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 rotisserie chicken Directions Place a pizza stone in the center of a preheated 500 degree oven for one hour before cooking pizza. Shred chicken and add 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce; set aside in refrigerator. Roll out dough on a sheet of parchment paper (lightly dusted with flour) to desired thickness. Spread BBQ sauce evenly over dough surface. Sprinkle Gouda over sauce. Cover with Mozzarella (save some for the last step). Sprinkle chicken over cheese followed by the onion slices. Sprinkle with more mozzarella (do not cover completely). Bake on preheated stone until the crust is crisp and golden and cheese at the center is bubbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cilantro and let sit for 5 minutes. Slice and serve. Tip: No stone? Use a heavy sheet pan. FYI: Grayco has pizza stones on order.

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grilled vegetable pizza

Ingredients Veggies: 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 red bell pepper, seeds and stem removed 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeds and stem removed 1/2 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch rings (keep intact) Pizza: Pesto sauce (either jar or homemade) Mozzarella, shredded 12 thin slices of smoked mozzarella Pitted greek olives (Publix deli) Fresh basil Directions For veggies: Prepare a hot grill or grill pan. Combine soy sauce and olive oil. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat veggies on all sides. Grill veggies until grill marks appear and still slightly crisp. Set aside in fridge. All this can be done ahead. For pizza: Again, follow directions above on preheating oven, etc.. Spread pesto on surface of dough. Cover with mozzarella. Cut the veggies into manageable (zucchini slices in half crosswise) pieces and place over cheese in layers. Place strips of smoked mozzarella over veggies. Top with olives. Cook as above. Cut basil into thin strips and sprinkle over cooked pizza. Tip: To heat leftover pizza, place in a dry pan, cover and cook over low heat until hot. Roll basil into cigar shape; thinly slice. These recipes make one large or two 9-inch pizzas.


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dining guide

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



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

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

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

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

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


Bethany and Chris Hewitt started Southern Graces at The Beaufort Inn at 809 Port Republic St. in 2009. In the two years since then, the business has grown and expanded and become beloved among locals and tourists — and many married couples. Southern Graces serves lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

Tuesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. To make a reservation or to have them cater your next event, call 843-379-0555 or www. HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21, Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

HECKLERS: 2121 Boundary St., Suite

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

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

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


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

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


HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

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

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


JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

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

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

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

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway;

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

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


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

Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary

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

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

KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

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


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

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

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;


burgers; 379-8555; L.D.


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

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

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

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

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;

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

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

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

PIZZA INN: 2121 Boundary St., Beaufort

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Fido feels about Halloween When my son was tiny, Halloween was a perplexing time when grown-ups decorated with squash, when Mom fussed around making something in the basement and shortly thereafter fussed around dressing him up in bunchy strange clothes. Then, one night, for no reason, Mom stuffed him into the bunchy clothes and took him to the neighboring houses wherein the inhabitants gave him candy. What a great idea! Why aren’t we doing this every day? Later, as he grew older, Halloween became a time of shared conspiracy in creating the perfect costume, competing with friends for the weirdest and coolest, testing a mother’s creativity and facility with foam rubber. Our neighborhood decorated and dressed for Trick or Treat night with costumed parents accompanying their costumed kids. The Halloween frenzy grew to the point where the neighborhood dogs were hobbling around wearing buns, skirts and wings. Our dog, Dave, who had a look of benign misery most of the time anyway, looked more despondent than usual on Halloween night and all we did was gel his topknot to look punk. To costume a dog is to deny his essential dogness. Deep within your dog’s chromosomes is the inherent sense of wolf behavior. In a wolf community, one animal may “stand over” another, placing his body on or close to another as a communication, a scolding. To a dog, the experience of being bound into a Yoda suit does not elicit festivity, more, the uncomfortable feeling of being “ranked.” Notice when you dress up a dog they freeze in place as if they are being dominated. Also notice that is only a matter of moments until Best Friend begins to dislodge the garment


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Wearing a sweater in the winter keeps your dog warm; wearing something that makes him look like a Kit Kat bar or an armadillo is humiliating. by pawing, shaking, dragging or rolling in something foul so as to necessitate removal of the bumble bee hat. Dogs are extremely good sports. They will do just about anything to please their humans. Some maintain that Binky LOVES dressing up. But think about it. Does Binky really enjoy the sensation of a balloon glued to his nether parts, horns strapped around his head and a bell around his neck that clanks with every vibration? Probably not. Even when the costume is not as extreme — say, wedging a daschund into a bun, or a Maltese into fairy wings — is the perceived joy you see in the dog a result of the costume or the result of the liver treats you use to bribe him to hold still for pictures or the high-pitched “you’reso-cute-oh-yes-you-are!!” that accompanies the reveal. A dog works on the What’s In It For Me principle. Loads of snacks and attention? Sure, I’ll feel bunchy and uncomfortable for about a minute. Here’s another way of looking at what your costumed dog may feel. What if, one day, when you arrived at work, your boss announced, “Today is Underwear Day! Strip down to your skivvies!”. Um. How awkward is this? But, then your

boss hands you a box of Godiva chocolates, tickets for the big game and your co-workers cheer and tell you you look great in your tighty-whities. Well, OK then. Maybe not so bad. I can do this for a day. Tomorrow is back to normal, right? If you insist on dressing up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It must not constrict movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe or bark. Make sure his outfit doesn’t have dangly bits that he could trip over or chew off and swallow. Make sure he can move freely without clunking into furniture or snagging on branches. Make sure his outfit doesn’t make noise, tinkle, clank or rustle. A white stripe down the back of a black dog masquerades him as a skunk, black stripes on an orange dog can masquerade him as a tiger or a little hair gel can turn your Bedlington into a camel. All low-key efforts that will afford him his safety and his dignity. Not unlike my son at age 2, your dog does not understand that Halloween is YOUR holiday, not his. Wearing a sweater in the winter keeps him warm; wearing something that makes him look like a Kit Kat bar or an armadillo is humiliating.

Rose is a 7 month old Persian mix; she loves to play with the little kittens and sit in your lap. Citizens who visit the Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Control to turn in an animal or look for a lost pet may do so anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those who wish to adopt an animal must do so between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The shelter is closed on Sunday. The facility is located at 23 Shelter Church Road off US 21, north of the Marine Corps Air Station. For more information, call (843) 255-5010.

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pet-related EVENTS

Walk-Ins • Day Walkers • Grooming Pick Up and Take Home Services • Drop Offs DOG SHOW SUCCESS A special thank you to The Island News for getting the word out about our First Annual “Amateur” Dog Show at the Helena House Assisted Living Center in Port Royal. Our resident judges John Stump, Bettie Johnson and Sara Funk voted the cutest pet, best trick and best dressed. All proceeds will benefit the Beaufort County Animal Shelter. Come visit or volunteer in our community!



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what to do Oysters By The Bay will be held at TCL

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation presents Oysters by the Bay on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the TCL Beaufort campus, 921 Ribaut Road. The cost is $25 for oysters, chili, and hot dogs. Beer will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to creating scholarships for TCL students. For tickets, go to www. Tcl.Edu/oysters or call 843.525.8294.

Auditions being held for Nutcracker

Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions for its upcoming Beaufort production of Nutcracker on Sunday, October 30, beginning at 2 p.m. Auditions will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts. Audition times are: • 2 to 2:45 p.m. Male and female dancers ages 4 to 6 • 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Male and female dancers ages 7 to 10 • 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Male and female dancers ages 11 and up There is an audition fee of $10. Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over 2 years. Ladies: Black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow. Gentlemen: White leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes. The performance will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts on Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-7997605 or 800-899-7408.

AGLOW Area Team has annual conference

South Carolina AGLOW Area Team is having its annual Leadership Development Training Conference on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn at Beaufort Town Center. For cost or additional information, contact Gloria Gourdin at 843 407-6667 or

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 10/28 - Thurs. 11/3 In Time “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:15-7:00-9:10 Paranormal Activity 3 “R” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Puss N’ Boots “PG” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Footloose “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:20-7:05-9:15

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and a guest speaker will be featured on Saturday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Conference registration is $39 for members of the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and $59 for non-members which includes a choice of two workshops, gift bag and attendance at the expo, the reception, continental breakfast, coffee break and luncheon featuring special guest speaker. Exhibitor opportunities are available with fees at $50 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers. For additional information or to download registration forms visit www. or follow and connect on Twitter @BeaufortBlack and the Facebook page Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce. Contact Liz at 843.902.4799 or email to discuss sponsor opportunities.

PaddleFest 2011 will be at Hunting Island

Please help us welcome Megan Westmeyer, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Coordinator to the Factory Creek Fish Company on Lady’s Island on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $50/per person and does not include tax and tip Please call to reserve 843-575-5822 or email mary@ The Sustainable Seafood Initiative is a program led by the South Carolina Aquarium with a mission to promote the use of local and sustainable seafood in South Carolina.

Black Chamber of Commerce has EXPO

Pottery for PRISMS fundraiser to be held

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce Business Conference & Expo is set for November 4-5 at the Sea Island Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort. Workshops are scheduled, and registration is open. The event will open on Friday, November 4 with exhibits at 5 p.m. and a networking reception beginning at 6 p.m. Exhibits, educational workshops

The Wardle Family YMCA is hosting its second annual 2011 Boots & Bling Fundraiser and silent auction on Saturday, November 5, from 6:30 -11 p.m. at Butler Marine on Lady’s Island. Boots & Bling is this year’s major fundraiser for capital improvements to the Y. The event will feature five food stations, DJ entertainment, beer, frozen drinks, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $100 for couples. Purchase your tickets at the Y front desk at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or online at www. For additional information, please contact Kelly Collins at

Rotary Club hosts 15th annual oyster roast

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PaddleFest 2011 will be held at Hunting Island State Park, Lagoon, Parking Lot J on Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m., start time. Registration is at 11 a.m. Race Day. The 3 and 6 mile kayak, canoe, outrigger canoe and stand up paddleboard races will begin and finish in the Lagoon near Parking Lot J. Awards ceremony and cookout will follow the events at Parking Lot J. Register in person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, Suite. 101, Beaufort, or Contact Tim at Higher Ground, 843-379-4327, or Dinah at 843-252-4820 or email: higherground@, or visit and

Sustainable seafood and wine dinner to be held

YMCA’s Boots & Bling fundraiser returns

The third annual Pottery for PRISMS fundraiser will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coosaw Point Clubhouse on Lady’s Island. The fundraiser will benefit Parents and Researchers Interested in Smith Magenis Syndrome, a very rare syndrome. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry is hosting its 15th Annual Family Oyster Roast on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at Live Oaks Park at Paris Avenue, Port Royal. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits. A $25 advance ticket gets you all the oysters you can eat, beer, wine, hot dogs, and chili for the nonseafood lovers. Tickets are $30 at the gate, kids under 10 are free. For tickets, call 476-9872 or stop by the UPS Store at Cross Creek Plaza.

Commercial Pesticide training class to be held

There will be a Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Training on Monday, November 7 at the Lowcountry Council of Government, 634 Camp Ground Road (I-95, exit 33), Yemassee (Point South). The training will be on “Wood Damage Identification and Treatment, Calibration and Pesticide Safety.” The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The training program is sponsored by Clemson University Extension Service. To register for the training or for additional information, please call the Clemson Extension Service in Hampton at (803)943-3427 or Beaufort at (843)255-6060. The cost for the training is $50.00. Lunch is included.

Beaufort Writers meet

Beaufort Writers meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lady’s Island Airport Conference Room The next meeting is November 8.

Lunch and Listen series sponsored by library

To get ready for the opening of the “New Harmonies” exhibit, the Beaufort library, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts, and the Friends of the Beaufort County Library have teamed up to present Lunch and Listen, a special music series featuring local musicians. These one hour lunchtime music performances will be held in the USCB Center for the Arts auditorium, 801 Carteret St. All Lunch and Listen music performances are free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and performances will last from noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Upcoming performances are: • Monday, November 14, showcases

one-man band performer Chris Jones tracing the history of the blues guitar covering blues mid-1930’s to the present. For questions regarding the events listed above, call Amanda Brewer at 255-6439 or email

Historical society holds Fall Speaker Series

The Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce their Fall Speaker Series. All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Lady’s Island. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend free. On Nov. 10 Kristine Dunn Johnson will speak on her book “No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina” and the history of the Beaufort U.S. National Cemetery. For more information, contact Pamela Ovens at or call 843-785-2767.

Vaccine and Wellness Clinic for cats and dogs

Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. there will be a Vaccine and Wellness Clinic for Cats and Dogs. Microchipping and Heartworming available as well. 24 Market Street (Beaufort Dog at Habersham). Dr. Rob McBrayer servicing. Call 379-9617 for an appointment.

Beaufort Business Alliance to meet

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

Call for art: How would you renew the nude?

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

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

Beaufort Air Conditioning and Heating, LLC

John C. Haynie President 843-524-0996


The Collectors Antique Mall

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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

Travis A. Newton, PA Attorney at Law Specializing in DUI and CDV By appointment only 843-217-4884

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


Merry Maids

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


Broad River Construction

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Dawn H Freeman MSW LISW-CP

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


Palmetto Smiles

Jennifer Wallace, DMD 843-524-7645

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Low Country Outlet

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

driving lessons

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

PEt grooming

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PHYSICIANS Randy Royal, MD- OBGYN and Pelvic Surgery

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Island Podiatry

Dr. Jill C. Blau 3 Celadon Drive, Suite A Beaufort, SC, 29907 843-379-9913 Fax: 843-379-9914


Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

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

property management

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

Palmetto Shores Property Managment

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


Carol Waters Interiors

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


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

security LURA HOLMAN McINTOSH OFF. Southern Sentry, LLC Broker-In-Charge FAX Security & Fire Alarms, Video E-Mail: Surveillance, Access Control Locally owned. Personal service. Call Dave Roos @ 470-0700 or email info@

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

Walker’s Lawn Maintenance Walker DuRant 843-252-7622

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

Gene Brancho

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

Collins Pest Control

Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717


Dr. Jack Mcgill Family Dentistry


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

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