Fire department rescues dog from tree

Last week, the Beaufort Fire Department rescued little Cappy, a long haired dachshund, after she ran away and climbed a tree. Chain Free Beaufort’s Kim Bonturi said she discovered her friend and neighbor, Mimi Austin, had lost her dog that she rescued. “I knew she was devastated, so I did the only thing I could at this point, got a friend of mine and me and her and her dog went out walking looking for little Cappy,” Kim said. “We headed towards the Beaufort National Cemetery where Cappy was last seen six and a half hours earlier. We heading into the back portion (north side of National street) calling her name and shining flashlights — and then Cappy barked!” Kim described the scene. “She was telling us where she was, we followed her bark to a tall oak tree. We were looking every where in the thick, heavy brush around the tree. Mimi, who lives right next to the cemetery, heard her barking and rushed to help us. Mimi was... ...

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Fourth annual Pet and Kid Fair

Beaufort Dog at Habersham, located at 24-A Market in the heart of the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort, will host its Fourth Annual Pet and Kid Fair Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the activities offered are dog contests, games, agility demonstrations and a vaccine and wellness clinic. Children’s activities and entertainment will also be offered. The event is free and open to the public. Beaufort Dog at Habersham invites the public to bring unwanted or gently used dog bedding and crates to the Pet Fair, as they will be recycled for animals in need. For more information, visit www.beaufortdogathabersham.com, call 843-812-5394 or email Beaufort Dog Owner and Top Behaviorist Kelley Blackston at Kelley@beaufortdog.com. The Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market St. in the Habersham Neighborhood, located off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. ...

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JSLB holds annual BBQ by the Marsh

By Tess Malijenovsky This Saturday, April 14, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., don’t miss out on the Junior Service League of Beaufort’s annual fundraiser: BBQ by the Marsh. What makes barbecue, an open bar, live music and friends even better is knowing the proceeds are directly helping Children Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) and CODA support victims of domestic violence. The seventh annual BBQ by the Marsh will be at the historic Arsenal (713 Craven Street, downtown Beaufort). This landmark building dates back to 1798 and is a great spot to hear live music by The Broke Locals, eat food catered by Q on Bay, and enjoy a silent auction and an open bar. “It’s our signature event,” said Carson Bruce, a member of the JSLB board and service committee chair. “It’s always a lot of fun.” The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is a nonprofit organization for the local community. Made up of roughly 50 active Beaufortonians and more than 200 friends, the civic group is dedicated to volunteerism... ...

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Stroke Survivor

Kevin Wiley has always taken his high blood pressure seriously. His mother died of a heart attack when she was only 30 years old and two of his uncles suffered the same fate in their 40s and 50s. But when his right arm and leg began to feel heavy one afternoon in the spring of 2009, Wiley dismissed it and continued to go about his day. That evening, his wife Shelia noticed his speech was slurred. “I didn’t want to admit something was wrong,” Wiley recalled. “I was in denial.” By 2:30 a.m. the next morning, his symptoms had become so severe, he was hardly able to walk and was bumping into walls. Shelia took her husband to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital ER where he was diagnosed with a stroke. Although Wiley had been on high blood pressure medication for 10 years, he stopped taking it in the fall of 2008. Five months later, he had the stroke. “I didn’t like how the medication made me feel, so I switched... ...

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Jonah and his whale: Part II

By Danette Vernon Many of us are familiar with the story of Jonah. He had a “whale of a time” with himself, running a gambit of emotions in the story, between resistant, then thankful; angry, then hot and bothered; despairing, then humbled. Our own story can be much like this, a bit of an emotional roller coaster, until we reach our Nirvana. On Monday, we make the announcement of our intention to live a CHANGED LIFE, “No more donuts!” we vow. By Tuesday, we, just as quickly change our mind — and we have a donut to console ourselves. Surely people will realize we were just blowing off steam … again. But there comes a time when the pain of not living as we wish is greater than our fear of the unknown, and we take one hesitant step forward, trusting, as Barbara Winters writes, “that when we come to the edge of all that we know, one of two things will happen, there will be something solid to stand... ...

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Beaufort Memorial observes National Healthcare Decisions Day

In observance of National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, Beaufort Memorial Hospital reminds community members that they can get easy access to state-approved advance directives on the hospital website at www.bmhsc.org.  Click on the “Patients and Visitors” section and click on Advance Directives.  Copies can be made in English and in Spanish. For the past seven years, Beaufort Memorial has offered the free service of scanning copies of people’s advance directives and keeping them on file. If you are interested in doing that, please call Jamie McMahon, Director of Admissions, at 522-5097. National Healthcare Decisions Day is observed annually on April 16 and is aimed at increasing the number of Americans who have completed an advance directive (“living will”), in which they name the person who will make medical decisions for them in the event they are seriously ill and can’t speak for themselves. Experts say only about 20-30 percent of Americans have completed an advance directive, even though all people age 18 and older should have one. “It’s understandable... ...

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Orchid Salon supports clean water projects

Aveda’s April 2012 Earth Month campaign will inspire its network of beauty professionals and consumers in more than 30 countries to raise $4.5 million for the protection of clean water — a basic human right that nearly 900 million people  worldwide fight for daily.  In support of achieving this goal, Orchid Salon, an Aveda concept salon in Port Royal, will host a monthlong fundraiser to raise money and invites guests and the community to join their efforts to raise money for clean water.  During the month of April, tickets can be purchased for a $5 donation and entries will be entered to win six months of FREE haircuts.  The winner will be selected on May 1.  All money raised will be donated to the Global Greengrants Fund to help support their efforts to provide clean water around the world. ...

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High school students awarded for nature photos

The Photography Club of Beaufort awarded the 2012 Dale Westcott Nature Award on Monday, April 9, at the club’s recent meeting. The award is given annually to local high school students for their nature photography in memory of Dale Westcott, a club member, retired educator and avid nature photographer. Mrs. Barbara Westcott, a co-sponsor of the award, was on hand to present the checks to the students. Three area high schools participated this year and submitted a total of 65 photos. First place was awarded to Enrique Duran from Bluffton High School for “The InBetween,” pictured above. Second place was given to Battery Creek’s Jackson Canaday for “Marsh,” seen at left. Third Place was awarded to Emma Carrol of Bluffton High School for “Floating Star Fish.” Two Honorable Mentions were awarded to Laura Roddey of Beaufort Academy for “Charlottesville” and Emma McCraken of Bluffton High for “Manning the Post.” ...

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Grace & Glory Uptown donates 50 chickens

GRACE & GLORY Uptown recently held a “Chicks for Chicks” fundraising event to benefit World Vision (www.worldvision.org). Through this event, GRACE & GLORY, Beaufort’s largest women’s boutique, was able to donate more than 50 chickens to hungry families in Africa. Why chickens? Fresh eggs raise the levels of protein and other nutrients in a family’s diet.  The sale of extra eggs and chickens can pay for vital basics like rice, milk and school supplies.  Finally, families can sell the offspring for extra income or share them with other families in need. The event was a huge success, supported by many women in the community who came out to support the cause. Cindy Turnbull, owner of GRACE & GLORY Uptown, offers a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy charity. GRACE & GLORY Uptown is located at 1029A Boundary Street in Beaufort.  The women’s boutique carries a large selection of women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and home goods.  The boutique is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to... ...

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The Indie Film Corner: A double showing

By Dennis Tavernetti “The Matchmaker” from The World Series presented by Emerging Pictures in HD at USCB Center For the Arts on Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. Synopsis: Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work, he falls in love. The girl he loves has just returned from America and is full of talk of womens rights, free love and rock and roll. The disparate parts of Arik’s life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. The film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Ratings & Reviews:  The two leading film web sites give this film an IMDb rating of 7.1. Critics: Ferdi... ...

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