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27 Sep Wednesday I go before the firing squad

Wednesday morning, at 8:30 am in the Conference Room at the Ladys Island Airport,  I will face a firing squad.  Fortunately members of the Sea Island Coalition and members of the public who are invited will be shooting questions and not bullets. The following questions were submitted for my consideration. Whitehall    What are the chances of having a public area along the river on the  site of the Whitehall plantation  for the enjoyment of everyone? With the pollution documented by the biologists in the Beaufort River and surrounding creeks, we are jeopardizing marine life –...

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27 Sep This letter confirms the newsletter serves its purpose and more

Last week I received the following from a citizen who asked to be put on my email list.  I have to say it is a feel good letter that I read several times before adding her to the newsletter list and responded to her note. Good Afternoon! Would you please add me to your regular mailing list so I can receive your newsletter regularly? Chet Houston has forwarded it to me in the past but I would like to just get on your mailing list so he doesn't have to worry about...

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26 Sep Teen Film Festival Screening, Yoga for Children, Spirit of Exploration Program and More at St. Helena Branch Library

NEWS RELEASE   September 26, 2016   Teen Film Festival Screening, Yoga for Children, Spirit of Exploration Program and More at St. Helena Branch Library   Event Name:  Spirit of Exploration Short Description of Event: Author Rachel Haynie examines the drive to conquer the unknown that links the Santa Elena pioneers to the inventor of the laser, Charles Towne. Adults, and ages 12+ Time and Date of Event: Saturday, October 1 at 1:00pm Location of Event:  BDC @ St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC, 29920 Price of Event: Free Contact info: Call 843-255-6446 for information Website:  beaufortcountylibrary.org     Event Name:  Soapmaking...

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26 Sep Visit to Lowcountry Montessori

Last week I had an opportunity to visit Lowcountry Montesorri School. I must say it was inspiring to see the students in this seemingly informal setting diving into knowledge, creating things and working in a unique team environment.  Last week I visited Holy Trinity Classical School. Very different from Lowcountry Montessori but equally inspiring as I saw students at every level learning Latin. We are very fortunate to see diverse learning opportunities blessing up in Beaufort, which is not to say the traditional public schools are not doing a good job.   ...

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26 Sep Dog Park Grand Opening Oct. 8

CALLING ALL DOG LOVERS AND THEIR FAITHFUL COMPANIONS!!! COME CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF THE CITY OF BEAUFORT DOG PARK !! DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH TIME: 10:00 TO 12:00 WHERE: SOUTHSIDE PARK, 2614 SOUTHSIDE BLVD. THERE WILL BE A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY, CITY OF BEAUFORT FIRE TRUCK AND FIRE FIGHTER HATS FOR THE KIDS, TREATS FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS AND HOT DOGS AND LEMONADE FOR THEIR OWNERS! COME LEARN ABOUT THE RESCUE SERVICES IN OUR AREA AND TALK WITH LOCAL VETERINARIANS, BOARDERS AND GROOMERS AND HEAR ABOUT THEIR SERVICES FOR ANIMAL WELLNESS CARE AND MICROCHIPPING HOPE YOU...

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26 Sep Stop the oil industry from destroying our Atlantic Coast

CLIMATE / ENERGY, UNCONFLICTED BLOG Stop the oil industry from destroying our Atlantic Coast Frank Knapp September 20, 2016 The Obama Administration is THISSSSSS close to giving permits for seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast to explore for oil and gas.  The future of our vibrant small business tourism economy is threatened. Please help us tell the President “NOOOOO”! Seismic testing is a terribly damaging process of creating one of the loudest sounds in the ocean through sonic airgun blasting.  The destruction to marine life will hurt our commercial and recreational fishing as well...

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26 Sep Sea Island Parkway Corridor Transportation Plan Public Meeting

Sea Island Parkway Corridor Transportation Plan Public Meeting Interested persons are invited to attend a public information meeting regarding the Lady's Island Sea Island Parkway Corridor Transportation Study. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 PM in the Lecture Theater at Lady's Island Middle School, 30 Cougar Drive on Lady's Island. See the attachment for more details. Enter through the front door off the parking lot in front of the building. We hope to see you on Thursday, September 29 at 6:00 PM at Lady's Island Middle School. Copyright © 2016...

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20 Sep Boundary Street shifts lanes starting Sept. 26 as utility work moves to northern side

NEWS RELEASE Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 Contact: Sammy Negron, Project Manager Consultant, 843-263-6843 Photos: Illustration of new Boundary Street near Hogarth upon completion Boundary Street shifts lanes starting Sept. 26 as utility work moves to northern side  Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, crews will begin the process of shifting traffic lanes to the southern side of Boundary Street heading into downtown Beaufort. Four lanes of traffic will remain open.  The shift will create additional work area for crews to continue the process of building an underground duct bank to carry power and communications cabling that currently hangs...

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19 Sep Draft of Proposed Ordinance for Food Trucks

Over the course of the past council meetings, City Council and citizens have discussed ways to encourage food trucks when the current ordinance in fact discourage this entrepreneurial venture.  The following is a working draft of what will be discussed at our work session Tuesday night. Please let us know if you have any thoughts.   City of Beaufort Food Vendor Program Ordinance September 2016 The Purpose of this program is to provide standards for mobile food vendors while balancing the interests of public health, safety, and overall community well-being. 1. LICENSE REQUIRED (A)  Unless otherwise...

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19 Sep I learned as a child that good things require a lot of patience

At long last, after nine submissions to SC Department of Transportation, long awaited Allison Road improvements were approved.  The seemingly simple stormwater project topped off with connectivity between the Spanish Moss Trail and Beaufort Memorial Hosptial will soon be bid out to contractors.  Funded by a Federal Grant matched by dollars from the City's Capital Improvement Budget, I am hoping the project will be underway soon. Regrettably the long wait and changes required by SCDOT have likely driven up the initial costs so we are waiting engineers revised cost estimates, hoping...

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