What’s in a name?

By Backwoods Barbie 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 thank-you’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... ...

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Exchange Club 5K over new McTeer Bridge

By Tess Malijenovsky 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 the 5K chairperson, came up with the concept for the 5L one day while she was biking past the new bridge. Registration for the race will take... ...

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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.  Limited-edition 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... ...

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Little bits of Royal Chatter

By Peggy Chandler 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 sister-in-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... ...

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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... ...

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Chamber holds Business 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. ...

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Remembering Luther’s Pharmacy

By Susan Maag Disbrow 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. 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... ...

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Mexican comida muy delicioso a 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... ...

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The home chef … cooks pizza

By Harlene Deane 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! BBQ Chicken Pizza 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... ...

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Make sure there’s enough Marc Roman

By Celia Strong Well, I’m not sure I really want to believe this but Thanksgiving is four weeks away. Good news but there is a pound of stress to go with it.  All of which means too we have to start deciding on the menu and wine pretty soon. With that in mind, and just to add to the pressure, we have to make sure we have the right wine and enough wine for the whole day. It is, after all, a wine holiday. The challenge is to find the right wine at the right price so that we don’t kill our checkbooks. To begin, let’s look quickly at how much is enough. For Thanksgiving, or any other holiday meal, there is a level of stress in most houses that requires a bit more wine just because. Then, there is all the cooking that needs doing — planning, shopping, timing — this is not a boil-in-bag meal. That’s at least another bottle per cook to keep the kitchen running smoothly. ... ...

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