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07 Mar Ban Plastic Bags?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the State Legislature was again threatening to intrude into the business of local governments by trying to ban municipal governments from restricting the use of one time use plastic bags.  At that time only Folly Beach and the Island of Palms, to the best of my understanding, had passed such restrictions. But as the news of state interference in local governance came out, it appears additional communities are now considering restricting the use of plastic bags. Furthermore, there are petitions circulating asking local governments to impose such a...

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07 Mar Setting Goals – City Council Annual Retreat

A few weeks ago, the City Council had our annual two day planning retreat using the wonderful St Helena Island Library as a get a way from daily concerns to think about the future. The principal operating rule for the retreat was that we were not going to consider any new ideas. Rather, we would focus on established and agreed upon goals and to complete what is already in motion. For a dreamer like me I must say, it was a  difficult two days as I have new ideas every minute.  But...

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07 Mar Great Story about Charleston that also took place in Beaufort at end of WWII

[caption id="attachment_9161" align="aligncenter" width="3264"] An Emotional Event in "The Holy City"  Four mayors and a Bob Waggoner from The Kitchen of Chef Bob Waggoner in Charleston.[/caption] Last week Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg invited me to a dinner at which the City of Charleston celebrated there years long alliance between Charleston and Flers, a community in the Normandy Region of France, which -- during WWII -- received a ship load of material support from caring friends in Charleston. It was a joyous and colorful event at "The Kitchen of Chef Bob Waggoner" in downtown Charleston....

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07 Mar A Huge Honor for our City and our Partner The USCB Center for the Arts

City of Beaufort, USCB Center for Arts earn prestigious Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award The City of Beaufort and USCB’s Center for the Arts earned the state’s highest honor for contributions to the arts Monday with the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award. “We have worked very hard for quite some time to support and enhance the arts in Beaufort, because they are an essential element of what makes us special,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said. “To receive this recognition along with our partner, the USCB Center for the Arts, is quite an honor.” The...

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07 Mar Reconstruction Update: You’re Invited to a Celebration

National Park Service News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2017 Contacts: Saudia Muwwakkil, 404-507-5612 David Bryant, 404-507-5615 Reconstruction Era National Monument Celebration Set for March 18 BEAUFORT, SC – The National Park Service and local partners will this month host a community celebration in Beaufort County marking the recent establishment of Reconstruction Era National Monument. The dedication event — organized by Beaufort County, Brick Baptist Church, the City of Beaufort, National Park Service, Penn Center, the Town of Port Royal, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Navy — will take place...

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07 Mar Boardwalk Views Will be Preserved!

Though I have written about this is my newsletter and responded to about 5o emails, it appears from the following letter in the Packet/Gazette that some do not know the horizontal boards on the Boundary Street Boardwalk were not intended and will be replaced by steel cables. "We are spending literally millions of dollars on the Boundary Street improvements, eliminating eyesore overhead lines, ugly chain link fences, and non-existent sidewalks. Removing buildings to open up the waterfront view is commendable and with the proposed vegetation it will make entry to Beaufort...

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07 Mar Beaufort Art Association Annual Spring Show and Sale

BAA 56th Annual Spring Show & Sale 2017 Sponsored by Affinity Living Group 2017 Spring Show Poster The 56th Beaufort Art Association’s Annual Spring Show and Sale opens to the public on Wednesday March 8th and runs through Saturday, March 11th at Tabby Place (913 Port Republic Street) in Downtown Beaufort. Local artists present their finest works for exhibit and for sale during the show. Oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, mixed media, pottery, woodturning, fine art jewelry, stained glass and much more will be displayed. See below for a complete calendar of events during...

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06 Mar Support the Lady’s Island Middle School Robotics Team

Lady's Island Middle School Robotics team won a tournament in Greenville in November and have now qualified to go to Iowa for the US Open Robotics Championships! They are the ONLY middle school team that has qualified from SC and we know they will do great things! The team is in need of your support. See the letter from Principal Hall on how to help sponsor. Team Members: Caleb Henry, Rhogue Wallace, Travis Cato and Sean Kongkiat   Letter from Lady’s Island Middle School Principal Gregory Hall To Whom It May Concern,   On behalf of the Lady’s...

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06 Mar Scholarship for Beaufort County Teachers Seeking Post-Grad Degree in Education

SCHOLARSHIP OPEN FOR BEAUFORT COUNTY TEACHERS SEEKING A POST-GRAD DEGREE IN EDUCATION   The Ruth Droge Scholarship sponsored by Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for Women Educators is offering a scholarship of from $500-$1500. To access the application, go to https://goo.gl/forms/aIj9Wbcrb3zChrxs2 , fill it out, submit it, and send supporting information requested on p. 4 of the form.  Submission address is on p. 4 and any questions may be sent to that address, as well. Submission deadline for all materials is April 15, 2017....

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06 Mar Beaufort Arts Council will Host An ArtPop Reception

Contact The Beaufort Arts Council Email artpop@artsbft.com Website www.beaufortartscouncil.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2017 Beaufort Arts Council will Host An ArtPop Reception   BEAUFORT, SC, – The Beaufort Arts Council and Adams Outdoor Advertising will host a public reception to congratulate the 2016-2017 ArtPop Beaufort Winners on March 23, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center, located at 310 Okatie Highway in Okatie, SC. In partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising and ArtPop, the Beaufort Arts Council held their second annual ArtPop Beaufort program, a program that promotes local artists work through available media space. Submissions opened...

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