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10 Oct Jim Rex thinks we can get the train back on track and I agree

I first met Dr. Jim Rex when he was head of Development for the University of SC. After he retired I, along with many others, encouraged him to run for Superintendent of Education. I believe he did a more than credible job directing that huge institution while keeping it accountable to the teachers, administrators,  students,  families and the people of SC.  My support for his run for governor was luke warm because I thought he had more work to do at the State Department of Education. But the political bug...

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10 Oct Welcome Danita Brown, Acting Director of the Reconstruction Era Monument

Last week I had the good occasion to meet with Danita who is the Acting Director of the Reconstruction Era Monument currently headquartered on St Helena Island and in Beaufort. Ms. Brown is a native South Carolinian from Spartanburg who graduated for Clemson University with a Master of Architecture degree. She has 25 years of experience in community development, design, planning, and historic preservation. She came to the National Park Service eight years ago after serving as a consultant to and employee of several public and private organizations and companies. She serves as...

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10 Oct If you ever want to know the story of “Dr. Ruth” you may be interested in this play

  Media Contact:                                                                                                                                                 September 29, Suzanne Larson (843) 592-1101 Rabbi TZiPi Rodonsky (336) 456-6259 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Becoming Dr. Ruth 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 & 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 Beaufort County DSN, 100 Clearwater Way, Beaufort   The inspiring story of Karola Siegel, a young immigrant who became celebrity sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, will be presented to Beaufort audiences this October. Becoming Dr. Ruth, a play by Mark St. Germain, will be performed in an intimate, theatrical setting on the campus of Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs, 100 Clearwater way, Beaufort, at 7 p.m....

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10 Oct From System Blindness to System Sight

At one Beaufort's United Interfaith Council meetings I learned about this event.   Beaufort SC Interfaith Community and Friends are taking part in the World Wide Week of Partnership of Power + Systems Inc http://worldwideweekofpartnership.org/ The meeting of diverse cultures – whether in the organization, community, or society – too often results in destructive conflicts, the suppression of one culture by another, WE versus THEM attitudes, wasted energies, and lost possibilities. ‘When Cultures Meet’ - WCM -is a simulation that offers opportunities to: A greater appreciation for cultural difference; Insight into the way in which differences...

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10 Oct Update: Storm Water Task Force

Following up on the public meeting where residents were invited to see an overview of the storm water challenges in 800 acres that lie in the 100 year flood zone, also known and Royal Oaks and Mossy Oaks, a task force of professionals and residents was appointed to a  Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force whose purpose will be to drive, with citizen input, a plan to address very serious shortcomings in the area's drainage system. The initial meeting will be organizational in nature.  Future substantive meetings will engage the public. As I said...

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10 Oct {Photos} For the Love of Our Natural Assets

No one knows and loves Beaufort and works to protect our natural assets as much as Gordon Fritz who shared the following images from this sharp eye and camera. Thanks Gordon. I have been interested in insects since I was awarded a first place in the International Science Fair competition while a senior in high school. I had originally planed to study Entomology at Clemson but ended up studying Biology and Marine Science at USC. I have since done many things but have never lost interest in the insects, especially the...

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10 Oct Special Note from the Small Business Administration

Good Morning, Allow me the opportunity to introduce myself! I am the US Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance Public Affairs Specialist assigned to Beaufort and Jasper Counties in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. It is my job to make sure that no stone is unturned in getting out information on assistance available to victims impacted by the storm. To that end, find attached the SBA initial press release and fact sheet on assistance available to Businesses and Residents of South Carolina affected by Hurricane Irma. Please share as appropriate. I am available to answer...

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10 Oct Guess what I got a letter about from a visitor?

The following is a letter I received over the weekend from a woman who visited her parents after they retired to Beaufort.  If her message was not heartfelt should would not have taken the time or interest to write since we do not know each other and she wrote the letter to my website.  I understand her passion for nature and like her would encourage others to take the master gardeners class and learn all we can about why our special home is so special and what we can do to protect it.  Here's the letter and...

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