Dinner is Not Served

By Terry Sweeney


The other day while preparing hors d’oeuvres for some charming fellow Happy Winos who were running a little late for happy hour (hey in my book, five minutes after five o’clock is late!), I received a call from my guests, a couple who live in Port Royal, informing me that because of loud thunder and lightening, threatening a storm; they couldn’t leave their petrified golden retriever by herself.

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Beaufort’s Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter to Honor Charter Day

2011 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Gen. Pres. Mason

The Members of the Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter (Beaufort) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will celebrate their 29th Charter Day.  The event will be held on Sunday, June 12,, 4 p.m at the Faith Memorial Baptist Church, 28 Lands End Road, St. Helena Island. It is free and open to the public.

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Classic Car Cruise-In Winners


The Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort held its monthly Cruise-In at Grayco parking lot, Sea Island Parkway Lady’s Island on Friday evening May 6. The winners are, from left to right: Dr. Ralph Salzer, 1946 Hudson Super Six, Best of Cruise-In; Jason Mueller, 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, First Runner-Up; Woody Rutter, 1949 Plymouth Woody Wagon, Second Runner-Up; and Ken Szarek, 1958 Oldsmobile 88 Hardtop, Third Runner-Up.


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Brian and Shelia Robbins’ outdoor living space at 207 Laurens Street in Beaufort is featured on the cover of the June issue of This Old House magazine. The project was designed the local architecture firm of Frederick + Frederick Architects. The project includes a great outdoor living space under a magnificent 75 inch diameter live oak.

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Painting Jet Planes


Paul Binyard of Mitchell Brothers in Beaufort on Thursday, May 19, sprays some of the six gallons of primer it will take to cover the FJ-3 Fury on static display at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Each of the jets on display gets a coat of primer and two coats of industrial marine latex paint before being detailed with the appropriate markings and squadron tail art by Marines with the Corrosion Control Facility at the air station. Photo by Bob Sofaly.


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Pretty for Prom


Ashley Dantzler and Juanita Mayse get ready to hit the town before the Beaufort High Prom on Saturday. If you have photos from prom, please send them to theislandnews@gmail.com, Attn. Wendy Pollitzer.


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Summer Camp at YMCA

Instead of spending the summer at home and indoors, the YMCA of Beaufort County Summer Camp is encouraging parents to give their kids a chance to explore nature at the Y’s day camps. YMCA campers gain new experiences, develop essential social skills and create lifelong friendships, while enjoying camp adventures along the way.

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President Obama congratulates Second Grader’s First Holy Communion

Victoria Gwin-Baughman, a second grader at St. Peter’s Catholic School on Lady’s Island, made her first Holy Communion on Sunday, May 8. She received gifts and cards from family and friends. She also received one very special card, which came as a surprise to Victoria and her family. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sent Victoria a card congratulating her on this milestone and wishing her well on her spiritual journey.


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Sweetgrass music festival to benefit CAPA




The Beaufort Sweetgrass Music Festival, a benefit concert for the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), will showcase local bands playing 60s and 70s music on Saturday, June 4, from 1-10 p.m. at Beaufort Town Center Lakeview (under the big white tent). Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the gate.

The all-day concert features music by The Groovetones, Joshua Foxx, The Mr. Bill Band, Snazzy Red, Brandon Hage Band and more.

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