Paging Dr. Redwine …

By Terry Sweeney Scientists have documented the making and consumption of red wine as far back as 5,400 B.C. I wonder if at some point a particularly dandified caveman, with a more evolved palate than the others, ever suggested, “This red wine would pair beautifully with a grilled brontosaurus with scalloped potatoes and a nice lightly dressed green salad.” OK, maybe that’s a little too evolved.  Or maybe he was the first gay caveman. I don’t know. I wasn’t there.  But what I do know is that since that time, civilization after civilization has used red wine not only for dining and recreation purposes but for medical reasons. The famous Greek physician, Hippocrates, recommended wine as part of a healthy diet and advocated its use as a disinfectant for wounds and as a cure for various ailments from lethargy to pain during childbirth. (Many mothers today use it to treat the pain of child rearing!) Much later in the Middle Ages, Catholic monasteries used wine for scores of medical treatments. ... ...

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Catch the wild horses

By Celia Strong Well, I guess since we’ve gotten through Memorial Day weekend we are now officially into summer.  Even if the calendar doesn’t say so yet. Let’s face it, tropical storms before June 1? Calendars must be like weather men. Close sometimes. Anyhow, we’re going to look at a nice, easy drinking wine this week. Red. Nice for warm weather. Not too heavy, not too light, but really good. So off we go to Washington state. Washington is second in the United States for wine production. The early history of wine from this state is traced back to the Cinsault grape, a red variety from the Rhone area of France, and Italian immigrants who brought it to the Walla Walla Valley. The first wineries Washington were founded in the 1950’s and 1960’s. From those beginnings the state’s industry has grown continuously, in size and reputation. I know way back when, one time, we went over the whole history of Washington wines. Traders who worked for the Hudson Bay Company... ...

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From seafood to steak, there’s something for everyone at The Original Steamer

By Tess Malijenovsky The Original Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse on Lady’s Island has a little bit of deliciousness for everyone — from gourmet salads to unique oyster half shell dishes and fresh local shrimp baskets. And if you enjoy steak, you’re in for a treat because Steamer now serves Certified Angus Beef. Lisa really spoiled the Lunch Bunch, showing off the wide variety of dishes Steamer has on its menu. To begin with, we enjoyed a bowl of the hearty gumbo soup and thick seafood bisque along with two large salads. I personally might have shied away from a spinach salad with fried oysters and hot bacon dressing, but I’m telling you the truth when I say it was delicious and I will order it again. We also enjoyed a salad with a large shrimp salad scoop served with Steamer homemade dressing. And April, who is usually not a fan of blue cheese, loved their homemade blue cheese dressing. Already we were breaking some boundaries at Steamer. Next up we... ...

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Where did this healthy dog stuff start?

By Tracie Korol With the seemingly sudden appearance on the national scene of all things “natural” for dogs, one might think that holistic pet care and feeding a dog “real” food was something developed in an advertising agency, or at best, by a handful of revolutionary veterinarians.  Not so. Today’s holistic pet care movement began over 70 years ago when Juliette de Bairacli Levy defined “natural rearing.” Ms. Levy was born in 1912, in Manchester, England. She was raised in a wealthy household and was educated at Lowther College, one of the best girls schools in Britain. She went on to study veterinary medicine at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. However, in her final year of study, she decided that conventional medicine had none of the answers she sought and so embarked on a lifetime of travel and study with nomadic peoples, in England, and then around the world. In the late 1930’s. 20 years before a vaccine was readily available, Levy ran a distemper clinic in London at... ...

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Pet-related events

Support PAL by eating at Ruby Tuesday The Beaufort Ruby Tuesday has teamed up with Palmetto Animal League for a Ruby Tuesday GiveBack event every Thursday in June.  Grab your friends and family for lunch or dinner, and Ruby Tuesday will generously donate 20% of your check to Palmetto Animal League. “Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to help PAL care for the 100 homeless cats and dogs at the adoption center in Riverwalk Business Park,” said Sean Lakos, the restaurant manager. Just ask your server for a PAL GiveBack Coupon. Advance reservations requested. Ruby Tuesday is located at 346 Robert Smalls Pkwy (Cross Creek Shopping Center), Beaufort. Call (843) 522-1972 for more information. Beaufort Vet holds vaccine clinic in Habersham Beaufort Vet, a new holistic clinic, will be holding its first Saturday wellness and vaccine clinic on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Habersham Marketplace, 24 Market Street. Appointments strongly recommended. Call 843-379-9617. Dr. Hibl will be available to meet new... ...

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What To Do

Sheriff’s Office has golf tourney at Parris Island Sheriff’s Office Spring golf tournament The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is holding its Spring 2012 Golf Tournament at the Legends at Parris Island Golf Course on Friday, June 1, to raise money for its annual Appreciation Dinner. The dinner is to thank our deputies, administrative staff and volunteers for their service throughout the year. We would appreciate your support of this worthwhile event in the form of donations of rounds of golf, golf equipment, gift certificates or other items to be given away as prizes. Your company could also sponsor snacks or beverages or by sponsoring a team of four deputies to play in the tournament. To support the Sheriff’s Office or to sponsor the tournament, contact Brian Baird at 255-3405 or brianb@bcgov.net. Author of ‘The Treasure Train’ to sign books Rob Young, author of “The Treasure Train,” will be signing copies of his book on Saturday, June 2 from 12-3 p.m. at McIntosh Book Shoppe in the Old Bay Market Place... ...

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School briefs

• Thursday, May 31, Beaufort Academy 1st-4th graders will host Lady’s Island Elementary for a Cup Stacking meet, 12:30 p.m. • Friday, June 1, TIDEWATCH Water Play Day at Riverview Charter School, 3:30 p.m. • Friday, June 1, Field Day for Beaufort Academy 1st-4th graders beginning at 9 a.m. PreK-3, PreK-4, and Kindergarten students will host Nursery Rhyme Theater at 8 a.m.; these students will take a field trip to the Kazoo Factory at 9:30 a.m. Also, BA will host a Sunset Celebration for Major Donors to the Unrestricted Annual Fund. It’s the last day of school for all seniors. • Monday, June 4, Riverview Charter School Field Day (rain date 6/5). • Monday, June 4, Beaufort Academy PreK–4th grade student report cards go home. Final exams begin for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. • June 4-5, Beaufort Academy 8th grade community service project at Hunting Island. • Tuesday, June 5, 1st Grade Celebration of Learning at Riverview, 5:30 p.m. • Wednesday, June 6, Beaufort Academy Kindergarten graduation, 11... ...

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Memorial Day events

On Monday, May 28, there will be the annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Beaufort, starting at 10 a.m. at the corner of Rogers and Boundary streets, looping along Bay Street and back. Then at noon on Saturday, the Beaufort National Cemetery will have a Memorial Day ceremony, with keynote speaker Capt. Joan Renee Queen, the commanding officer at Naval Hospital Beaufort. With American flags placed on the graves, it’s a fitting place to remember the meaning behind Memorial Day and honor the men and women who have served our country. ...

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Making waves: Beaufort River Swim benefits Learn to Swim program at YMCA

Wardle Family YMCA’s 6th Annual River Swim will take place this Saturday, May 26. This event attracts swimmers from all over the Lowcountry from teens to seasoned adults in their 70’s, including Pete Palmer, an avid swimmer and a member of the Master Swim Team at the Y. The event is a three mile, open water swim along the shoreline of the Beaufort River. The River Swim continues to grow in popularity and the Y is hoping for an even greater turnout over previous years. Proceeds from the Beaufort River Swim benefit the YMCA of Beaufort County’s Learn to Swim Program. Last year the Y raised more than $2,000 for the swimming programs. In addition to support from the River Swim, a scholarship program and outside grants from nonprofits such as the United Way and Rotary helped raise and contribute more than $28,000 to aquatics in 2011. More than 500 individuals were impacted through swim lessons and aquatic programming and education that were provided by the YMCA throughout the year.... ...

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A photo for the future: Student wins state award

By Tess Malijenovsky Mattie Jo Thomas, a Lady’s Island Middle School eighth-grader, won top honors in a statewide competition for her black-and-white photograph, the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee announced this week. The statewide contest highlighted the committee’s 2020 Vision — that all South Carolina students will graduate with the knowledge and skills to compete in the global economy. Students were asked to write an essay, create a poster or take a photograph in response to the following question: What does education mean to me and my future? The caption of Mattie Jo’s raw, unedited photograph read: “The world is at my fingertips. Education will determine the course my life takes.” Mattie’s teachers Lynn Jester and Cadra Rooney coordinated student entries at Lady’s Island Middle. There were 1,076 entries overall from students in schools across South Carolina. State Rep. Andy Patrick from Beaufort County and Education Oversight Committee Interim Executive Director Melanie Barton presented the award and an iPad courtesy of private donations at a ceremony at the school Tuesday,... ...

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