Tidal Creek Fellowship celebrates grand opening

By Tess Malijenovsky After 10 years of congregating in the gymnasium of Coosaw Elementary School, Tidal Creek Fellowship, a nondenominational Christian church, recently moved to its new, permanent 20-acre home at 290 Brickyard Point South on Lady’s Island. The number of churchgoers has nearly double since the move, what volunteer Patricia Powers calls “a modern miracle given trends in church attendance.” According to Pastor David Holland, a smaller percentage of people go to church in Beaufort County than any other county in South Carolina. After being a minister for 17 years, Pastor Holland was inspired to start a church that had a different approach from traditional churches, one with a neutral environment in which everybody would feel welcomed. “We want to change the method, not the Christian message,” said Pastor Holland. Plans for the construction of Tidal Creek Fellowship church were drawn five years ago, however it’s taken a few capital campaigns and help from the bank to finance Pastor Holland’s vision. Early February 2011, the church broke ground and... ...

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JSLB to host annual BBQ fundraiser at The Arsenal

Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) will host the JSLB BBQ on Saturday, April 14 from 6 to10:30 p.m. at The Arsenal, 809 Port Republic Street. The event raises funds for the league’s grant process which benefits agencies and organizations serving women, children and families. Tickets for the event are now on sale for $40 per person and include a barbecue buffet catered by Q on Bay, open bar, silent auction, and live music by The Broke Locals. Tickets may be purchased online at www.jslbeaufort.org. “This is the seventh year of the BBQ and over the past six years the event has raised over $100,000 for our community,” said Emily Harris, league president. For more information about the league or how to sponsor the event, please visit www.jslbeaufort.org or call 803.315.7339. ...

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FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice holds annual Fashion Show

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Fashion Show will be hosted at The Shed located in the center of downtown Port Royal on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s show is “Transitions,” featuring spring and summer fashions showcasing the changes in attire that many of us go through on a daily basis.  Fashions will be highlighted in three sections including Sporty, Smart and Sassy. The fundraising event will showcase the romantic colors and styles for spring from locally owned retailers including Bay Street Jewelers, Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort Clothing Company, Carolina Wiggle Wear, Divine Shoes, Grace & Glory, Her Favorite Store, Higher Ground, Lulu Burgess, Modern Jewelers, Sweet Grass Apparel, and Diane Hultari of Custom Tailoring as well as FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice’s Red Door. The event will include a gourmet luncheon by Catering by Debbi Covington; entertainment by “Music to Go” Ed and Kris Robertson; and auctioneer, Deanna Bowdish. Tickets are $55 each or $500... ...

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History with Holly: By the river banks

By Frances Pringle Cherry When most people think of a bank they envision an institution that gives and receives money. However, if you were to ask any child growing up in Beaufort in the 60’s and 70’s what the bank was to them, they may say the best adventure playground a child could ever have. I grew up on Lady’s Island on Factory Creek. At that time there weren’t as many houses lining the water as there are today. This meant miles of bank. The bank became the connector to neighborhoods that you weren’t allowed to go to by road. It was also a great challenge riding your bike to not fall off while going down the bank into the marsh. The bank, with its steepness, was also used as a slide from the dumped rakings of the leaves from past Saturday family raking days. The bank on Factory Creek had many downed majestic oaks fallen after the hurricane in 1959. The oaks still clung to life with their roots... ...

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A great place to watch the game and bring the family: Carolina Wings

By Pamela Brownstein Lunch Bunch spared no calories as we indulged in the yummy comfort food at Carolina Wings & Rib House in Port Royal. After sharing a plate of their renowned Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, Elizabeth and I both hit the salad bar. (It makes me feel less guilty, and a trip to the salad bar is included with the Wing Plate.) April ordered a salad too made with iceberg and romaine lettuce with shredded carrots, red cabbage, bacon, tomatoes, onion, croutons and buffalo chicken with honey mustard dressing. Kim tried Rob’s Chili: a hearty meat and tomato based chili with beans and just the right amount of heat. Buck savored a grilled chicken wrap on a tomato basil tortilla and filled with strips of grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and ranch dressing, with a side of sweet potato fries. Elizabeth sampled the Wing Plate with 10 boneless wings and Wing Chips. The wings were covered with hot sauce, so they definitely had a kick. I also had... ...

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Count on The Count

By Celia Strong Today, we have a piece of California wine history that involves one winery and one person. But the two of them are so closely intertwined that our lesson is big and important, and interesting and fun too. Buena Vista Winery is the oldest commercial winery in California. It was founded, in Carneros, in 1857, by Agoston Haraszthy. Haraszthy was born in Hungary in 1812. He came from a noble family: noble but not very wealthy.  Still, his background gave him a far better education than most other immigrants at the time. He also had a great ambition and talent for self-promotion. Today, it can be difficult to separate fact from legend when it comes to Haraszthy, but here goes. He arrived in New York in 1840 and traveled to Wisconsin with a cousin. While there, he laid out a town that became Sauk City, raised livestock and grew wheat and hops. Then, he travelled to Budapest to see his wife, parents and three sons. In 1842, the... ...

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The Vapor Wakes

By Tracie Korol After spending billions on bomb-detection equipment, the Pentagon now says the best tool for the job is … a dog. They’re called the Vapor Wakes and they are the newest, and the oldest, defense against bad guys with bombs. The Vapor  Wakes are currently hard at work in New York City. A good dog is a natural super soldier: strong yet acrobatic, fierce yet obedient. It can leap higher than most men and run twice as fast. Its eyes are equipped for night vision, its ears for supersonic hearing, its mouth for subduing the most belligerent prey. But its true glory is its nose. In the 1970s, researchers found that dogs could detect even a few particles per million of a substance; in the ’90s, more subtle instruments lowered the threshold to particles per billion; the most recent tests have brought it down to particles per trillion. Just as astonishing, is a dog’s acuity — the way it can isolate and identify compounds within a scent, like... ...

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Annual Pet and Kids Fair at Habersham

On Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., come to the 4th Annual Pet and Kids Fair. The event will be expanding this year to include performance groups and a low-cost wellness and rabies clinic.  In addition, Jumpin Jaxx will have activities for children and The Green Room will be hosting contests and games for the dogs. Visit the website at www.BeaufortPetandKidFair.info to learn more and post your cutest, ugliest, owner look-a-like, most disturbing, most spoiled and more pet pictures.  Great prizes from local businesses will be given for winners. Please come out to the Habersham Marketplace. Make your reservation for the vet clinic as soon as possible. Here is a schedule of the entertainment: • 10-10:20: Junior Orchestra Performance • 10: Dog Agility Demonstration 10:20-10:40: Dog Contests and Games • 10:40-11: Gymnastic Performances • 11-11:30: Studio B Dance Performances • 11:30-12: Dog Contests and Games • 12: Dog Agility Demonstration • 12:30-1: Karate Demonstrations • 1: Picture Contest Winners Announced • 1:30-2: Final Games and Contests • Kids... ...

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What To Do

‘Catholic School Girls’ on stage at ARTworks “Catholic School Girls” is produced by Misspent Youth Productions and written by Casey Kurrti and will be in the black box theater at ARTworks March 29 – 31 at 7:30 p.m.; April 1 at 3 p.m. In this satire of Catholic school life in the 1960s, four actresses play the nuns and the first through eighth grade girls at St. George’s School in Yonkers. An amusing portrait emerges, of girls maturing to the threshold of adolescence as they experience bonds of friendship, reprimands from authority figures, pressures from home, as well as the Beatles, the Addams Family, the Supremes and the election of a Catholic president. The black box theater at ARTworks is in Beaufort Town Center, at 2127 Boundary Street. Tickets are $17 and online at www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org; Thursday, March 29 is “Pay What You Can” ($5 minimum.) St. Helena has free organ performance Organist Rhonda Sider Edgington, of Holland, Michigan, will give a free performance at the Parish Church of St. Helena... ...

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Shark Fest no match for Club Karate students

Six Club Karate students and their instructor competed in the Shark fest karate tournament held in Myrtle Beach this past weekend. They all did a fantastic job. Pictured at left, Front row, left to right: Ryan Giles — second in kata and second in fighting; Grayce Houchins — first in kata and second in fighting; Hunter Rast — first in weapons, third in kata and third in fighting. Back row: Emani Alston — first in weapons, first in kata and third in fighting; Sam Alston — first in weapons, third in kata and third in fighting; Chuck Elias and Faye Alston — third in kata. ...

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