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09 May Sanford Introduces Coastal Economies Protection Act

Abstracted from Congressman Sanford's Weekly Sat Report "Sanford Introduces Coastal Economies Protection Act: Under the category of catch up on a Monday here in Washington, I wanted to let you know I introduced the Coastal Economies Protection Act on Friday. It came in reaction to the president's decision that same day to lift the ban on drilling along the Atlantic, and the bill would suspend oil exploration activities off the East Coast for the next ten years. There have been a series of moratoriums on Atlantic drilling that have been put into...

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09 May Fannie Lou and the Food Coop Before it was Fashionable

Extracted from The New York Times -- FREEDOM FOOD The many years I lived away from home, my mother would send me a weekly packet of clippings for to read so that I could be informed about "things that mattered."  Hiding behind my dyslexia, I only read the headlines.  Years later, my girlfriend Paola sends me clips but they pop up on my phone and computer so more often than not I give them a try.  Forgetting my dyslexia I blew through this one, Some of the most important lessons in our collective history...

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09 May City of Beaufort in partnership with USCB Center for Arts Earn Top Honor

    The Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards Verner Award To recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina, the Arts Commission annually presents the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards, the highest honor the state gives in the arts. These awards honor South Carolina arts organizations, patrons, artists, members of the business community, and government entities who maximize their roles as innovators, supporters and advocates of the arts. In 1980, the Verner Awards took on a special significance with their designation as the official "Governor's Awards for the Arts." The symbol of the awards...

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09 May We’re very different from Charleston but this is an important side of a story for us

With the task force on short term rentals finished with its report, it is time for the City Council to act.  We have had two work sessions where we mulled over the report and listened to the public.  This principal proposal for amending our short term rental ordinances is that staff will in most cases approve applications instead of sending them to the Zoning Board of Appeals which, because they have never been given direction by the city, acted almost like a rubber stamp except in a few cases when...

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09 May Meet Me at the Corridor

Fridays @ the Corridor From Ideation to Action: The Lean Canvas Business Plan When asked whether they read the lengthy business plans that entrepreneurs feel compelled to painstakingly compile, fewer than 2% of investors and stakeholders admit they do, preferring instead the 1-page executive summary, the 10-page slide deck, or the 30-second elevator pitch. At the May Fridays @ the Corridor event, David Nelems, Director of the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, will introduce the Lean Canvas Business plan, a business blueprint process that makes planning actionable, while guiding the entrepreneur from ideation,...

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09 May New FIRE RATING is Huge for Beaufort and Port Royal Residents

Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department earns state’s highest possible fire rating The Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department will carry the highest possible fire rating effective Aug. 1, becoming one of about 200 fire departments in the entire country to hold the ISO 1 rating. The improved rating can translate into fire insurance savings for businesses and residents. Across South Carolina, 21 other fire departments are rated as ISO 1. Nationally, less than one percent of fire departments earn the highest rating. No other Beaufort County fire department has the Class 1 rating. “This best-possible rating...

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09 May Dragon Boat Beaufort Brings Home the Gold

DragonBoat Beaufort Wins Medals at the Charleston Dragonboat Festival [Beaufort, SC] – DragonBoat Beaufort, the local cancer survivor/supporter racing team, competed in the 10th annual Charleston Dragonboat Festival Saturday, May 6 and won a GOLD medal for the Cancer Survivor Division and a SILVER Medal for Division “C”. DragonBoat Beaufort will host the 5th annual Dragonboat Race Day on Saturday, June 24 in Waterfront Park. They are still looking for teams to compete. Anyone can form a team – businesses, community organizations, civic clubs, churches, schools. All you need is 20-25 paddlers...

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09 May Like a ray of sunshine, Susan Shaffer brought life and love to many

SUSAN SHAFFER   Photo from Packet/'Gazette I woke up early and alert this morning knowing I had one thing to do as the clock was ticking until we pushed the "send" button for this newsletter.  Something important remained unsaid. Though I sat down three times to write about the loss of a dear friend, I just could not come up with the right words for the husband, my friend Mark Shaffer, who lost his dear and wonderful wife of twelve years, Susan. Or for Susan's many friends who are solemnly pondering loss. This evening they are gathering to...

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