RBC Becomes Title Sponsor of PGA TOUR’s The Heritage


Boeing to serve as local presenting sponsor; 5-year deals carry RBC Heritage through 2016

 

Gov. Nikki Haley, the PGA TOUR, Heritage Classic Foundation and RBC announced today that RBC has signed a five-year agreement to become the new title sponsor of The Heritage through 2016. In addition to RBC’s title sponsorship, The Boeing Company, which has a significant presence in Charleston, S.C., will serve as local presenting sponsor for the RBC Heritage.

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Happy Father’s Day

By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer

 

David Black

John Warley

This Father’s Day, The Island News would like to recognize a man who represents the qualities of a first-class dad and one local author (also a dad) who has penned an essay on Fatherhood. And we also want to thank the countless dads in the Lowcountry who make sacrifices daily for their families, and especially those who serve in our U.S. military.

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Curtain rises on New Plays Festival of the Lowcountry

 

The inaugural International New Plays Festival of the Lowcountry will bring three evenings of original plays to the stage at USCB’s Center for the Arts in Beaufort.

The festival is scheduled Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. A matinee is planned for Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 or $25 for all three shows. Students are admitted for $7 or $18 for all three shows. Audience members can reserve seats by calling (843) 521-4145 or pay at the door.

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The Lunch Bunch fills up on comfort food at the new Q on Bay

By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer

 

 

Owners of Q on Bay, Jason Bailey and Chris Johnson with actor, Gerald McRaney of "Simon and Simon" and "Major Dad."

The Lunch Bunch had the pleasure of dining at Q on Bay, located at 822 Bay Street at the former site of Kathleen’s Restaurant. Owned by Jason Bailey and Chris Johnson, Q on Bay offers fine barbeque, good old-fashioned Southern fixin’s and some of the tastiest wings in town.

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A Garden a Day keeps the doldrums away

The doyenne of garden clubs in Beaufort, The Beaufort Garden Club, celebrated National Garden Week with their 17th Annual Garden a Day event.  The club, in its 76th year, has 29 members, two of whom have been in the club for 56 years.

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New Farmer’s Market at Historic Pick Pocket Plantation

By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer

John Keith

When John Keith bought Pick Pocket Plantation in 2005, the farmhouse was collapsing. There were actually five holes from ceiling to floor throughout the structure. And the property was overgrown, but Keith was determined to bring the plantation back to life.

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The Vaden Extra Mile Award

Shane Gault with Vaden of Beaufort presents Chief Matt Clancy with a $500 check for the Movie Club. Also pictured: Brittany Hebrard, Dominique Burgess, Matthew Hebrard, Thomas Burgess, Connie Hebrard, Aaron Lamb, Adrian Lamb, Demeka Taylor, Lucretia Burgess, Patrick Hair and Anjelica Eller

This week’s Vaden Extra Mile Award goes to the Police Department’s Movie Club.  Beaufort police officers and many volunteers take 200 local children to the movies at The Plaza every Saturday.  After the movie each week, different organizations do safety presentations for the group.  It’s a fantastic way to keep kids busy and educated on summer Saturdays.

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Chess champ takes on 15 players at once

The State Elementary Chess Champion Chris Hoogenboom, 11 of Beaufort, will play 15 student chess players at once at the Bluffton Library June 23rd at 4:15. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded. ChesSmart’s Michael Kruse will instruct players and refreshments and chess cookies will be served. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s chess.

For more information, please call Michael Kruse 843-815-6145 or email mjkruse@hargray.com  or visit www.chessmart.wordpress.com.

 

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Motorcycle ride benefits wounded soldiers

The Forgotten Sons Motorcycle Club is hosting the fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Run on Saturday, June 18. Proceeds will benefit America’s wounded soldiers and the Lieutenant Dan Weekend. Participants can register on-line at www.ldw2.com by clicking on the LDW2 Poker Run tab. Otherwise, registration starts at 10 a.m. on June 18 at the AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal.

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Short Story America launches in Beaufort

 

 

Beaufort-based Short Story America’s first anthology is coming out in a beautiful first edition on June 24th. The book features 56 great short stories by today’s authors, including four stories by the series’ editor, Beaufort writer T.D. (Tim) Johnston, and one by Beaufort writer/actor/director Gail Westerfield.

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