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24 Jan City of Beaufort in Partnership with USCB- CFA Nominated for SC’s Highest Arts Recognition

The City of Beaufort in partnership with USCB's Center for the Arts was nominated for State's Highest Arts Recognition, the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award for the Arts. The City and CFA were nominated  for the Arts in the Government category.  The following,  if you can open it in Dropbox, is a short video which CFA Director Bonnie Hargrove and I submitted as a fun and friendly introduction to the final application which was submitted to the SC Arts Commission.  I believe it demonstrates in a unique way a to demonstrate the sense of collaboration...

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24 Jan How will annexations affect Ladys Island?

While some believe than annexations and rezoning on Ladys Island will have dire consequences to the residents, I do not believe that to be the case. In fact, I believe if the County, the City and residents of Ladys Island work together, the annexations might be helpful to finding a solution. I understand that Ladys Island has serious traffic congestion that makes living on the island inconvenient. At the same time these problems existed before recent annexations.  Ladys Island faces challenges because too many residences were permitted without adequate planning for transportation...

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24 Jan Video: Learn about Reconstruction

This YouTube video is well worth watching if you would like to learn more about Reconstruction.  I warn you that it runs over an hour, but I found it well worth the time in my query to learn more about this important period of US History.   The 14th Amendment, the National Park Service, and America’s Second Founding - YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9zBfgJwiCmA...

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17 Jan AAUW-Beaufort Branch Plans STEM Program

AAUW-Beaufort Branch Plans STEM Program The Beaufort Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) along with the University of South Carolina and Beaufort County Public Schools is planning a hands-on, fun day of activities for middle school girls to explore the opportunities in STEM careers, which include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our STEM day for local middle school girls will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 8:30 to 2:30.  Lunch will be provided.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend with their daughter to support...

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17 Jan District’s registration dates set for next school year’s kindergarten, pre-kindergarten students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 12, 2017   District’s registration dates set for next school year’s kindergarten, pre-kindergarten students   BEAUFORT – Registration for Beaufort County children whose parents want them to attend public school kindergarten or pre-kindergarten next school year will be held Feb. 1 through March 1.   During that month, interested parents with children who will be five years old by Sept. 1, 2017, should complete kindergarten enrollment packets at the school serving their neighborhood’s attendance area.  Parents with questions about school attendance zones should call any elementary school in their area.   Parents with children...

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17 Jan View the President’s Proclamation establishing Reconstruction Era Monument

The day the President signed the Proclamation establishing the Reconstruction Era Monument in Beaufort, SC, The National Park Service immediately set up a "holding place" website.  The most important item on the site is the Proclamation. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA NATIONAL MONUMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA With the understanding that his is a "holding place" website, you may want to take a look at some of the images but please realize this is not the final website which will of course be developed as the multi-site monument...

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17 Jan Take time to know your neighbor – Anne Roberts is gone

I talked with Anne Roberts on the streets of Beaufort as she walked her dog,  at the Center for the Arts, neighborhood meetings and at numerous other places on many occasions.   Anne  was always very friendly, a big smile on her face and welcoming if seemingly a little shy . . .  except for a few times when she came to City Council meetings when she felt passionately the city was on the verge of going the wrong direction. Even then she was pleasant. As I read her obituary, I realize...

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17 Jan President Declares Reconstruction Monument in Beaufort County – A Big Deal

President Obama creates Beaufort-area national Reconstruction Era Monument Creation of a national monument to the Reconstruction Era with sites in Beaufort, St. Helena Island and Port Royal, caps a 16-year effort to recognize a critical stage in America’s history, says Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling. “This is a step that needed to be taken, and the time was right,” Keyserling said. “Beaufort County is the focal point for the Reconstruction Era and this federal designation legitimizes what a lot of us have been saying for a long time.” Thursday, Jan. 12, President Barack Obama announced...

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17 Jan City Manager’s Report including 2016 Accomplishments

The following is a summary of City Manager Bill Prokop’s Report to City Council on 1/10/2017 Good evening: I hope everyone had a great holiday break and that we are all ready to tackle the New Year. First, I want to report to you that the letter we sent to the governor was forwarded to DNR and they called me and advised me that they were taking the responsibility to try and get the abandoned boats cleaned up the best they can but they have to follow the laws. Second, I want to let you know...

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