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11 Jul Seems We’ve Bought Time – Please Write and Ask Others

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE MASSIVE EAST COAST APPEAL TO OPPOSE SEISMIC TESTING IS REACHING WASHINGTON.  THERE IS MORE TIME TO COMMENT SO LETS NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY. NOAA gives more time to comment on offshore seismic tests STILL TIME TO SIGN THE PETITION https://act.oceana.org/page/10826/action/1?ea.tracking.id=enews&utm_medium=email&utm_source=en&utm_campaign=062017 NOTE: Some who have signed have reported that they are now being asked for financial contributions.  Unfortunately someone has to pay for advocacy but you are by no means required to. I donate to environmental causes, but please do not feel you have to because you signed a petition....

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11 Jul Surplus Land Back on Tax Roles

At last week's city council meeting, council agreed to donate two surplus parcels of land - one on Ribaut Road and the other on Mossy Oaks Road to the Beaufort Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity. Both parcels were offered for sale earlier in the year, but the offers were less than the appraised value and not accepted.  Accordingly the Housing Authority will build work force housing for teachers, nurses, firefighters, police and other working families.  Habitat already has a qualified family ready to help build their new home in Mossy Oaks. City...

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11 Jul New Buildings Downtown – Take A Look

I rode by and looked at the new expansion of the Beaufort Inn on Craven Street. I believe it adds value to the Beaufort menu and fits well within the context of its placement. While I have not had an opportunity to preview the proposed new hotel, to be located on the corner of Scott and Port Republic Streets or the proposed parking garage between Port Republic and Craven Streets, the images posted in the Gazette/Packet appear very encouraging.  That being said, it is not the Mayor or Council, but rather the...

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11 Jul To Unsung Heroes in Our Hometown

Growing up in a "Military Town" I have known many of the children of Marines and Sailors as they moved into and away from Beaufort following the careers of one of both of their parents. They are very special and pay a price that is often not recognized. A friend send me the following whose author is not disclosed.  I could not find it as it was part of a chain of emails but do not take that as a sign of disrespect please. Take are minutes to read and share.  The message...

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11 Jul Risky Offshore Oil Drilling Rules

Former Governor and Senator Bob Graham (Fla) William K. Reilly former EPA Administrator co-chaired the National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The following commentary was published in the Charleston Post and Courier. Risky offshore oil drilling rules  ...

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11 Jul CAUTION: Weekend Lane Closures on Boundary Street

Lane restriction on Boundary Street Friday night, all day Sunday for Beaufort-bound drivers Boundary Street drivers headed toward Beaufort will see a short section of roadway reduced to one lane starting Friday at 9 p.m., July 14, and then again Sunday. All lanes are expected to be open Saturday after 7 a.m. at the start of Water Festival. The lane restriction is needed to allow construction crews to drive piles for a new section of boardwalk along the Battery Creek marsh at Boundary Street, and for concrete curb work. The area affected...

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11 Jul Participate in Planning the Reconstruction Era Monument

National Park Service News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2017 Contact: Melissa English-Rias, (404) 227-1507     melissa_english-rias@nps.gov Reconstruction Era National Monument planning gets underway National Park Service hosts open house, invites public comment Beaufort, S.C. — The National Park Service (NPS) will hold three public forums in the South Carolina lowcountry this month to begin establishing a framework for managing the new Reconstruction Era National Monument. The open house sessions — scheduled for July 24, 25 and 27 at the Penn Center, Town of Port Royal, and City of Beaufort, respectively — are part of...

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11 Jul One of 50,000 Libraries

This little free library was initially built and placed on the Spanish Moss Trail.  It was not appreciated at the site so its builder removed it until it was eventually installed in the Pigeon Point Park where it was dedicated by the Neighborhood on Thursday.  The two young women are the twins who recite the Gettysburg Address at the Memorial Day Service at the National Cemetery. There are 50,000 "Little Free Libraries" across the United States.  This one is in the Pigeon Point Park and it was decorated and installed by the...

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11 Jul Anatomy of Collaboration – Great Example

The following is from an email from Rod Mattingly, President of the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Watch (Association), to his members.  In reading it I thought that with all my references to community building and neighborhood associations,  some might not understand what I am referencing.  I hope that reading this email which outlines just one of many chains of events that make our city better every day.   I would like to share with you sort of the 'minutes' of the dedication/celebration of our library on July 6th. We had a very good turnout,...

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11 Jul Meet me at the Corridor on Friday

Fridays @ the Corridor - Reminder: Is Your Data Secure? At the July Fridays @ the Corridor, Dominick Inglese of Dominick Designs defines the basics of cybersecurity and guides you through steps to increase your online browsing safety awareness and reduce your vulnerability to online attacks in an age when everyone and everything is connected to everyone and everything else. RSVP NOW to fridays@beaufortdigital.com This one-hour interactive forum, meant to engage and inform Beaufort's knowledge-based community, will be held on July 14th, 2017 and begins promptly at 8:30am. Metered and free street parking is available in...

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