25 Jul More on new and better jobs for Beaufort

Last week, when in Charleston for the Annual Conference of the Municipal Association (where I was re-elected to the Board of Directors), I took time to visit Charleston's very exciting and successful "Digital Corridor" to meet with the founder and review proposed plans for the "Beaufort Digital Corridor" which will be modeled after Charleston and mentored by its creators. This is a very exciting venture that will create better job opportunities for those who grow up here and those who come to live in our special little city. Kudos to Council members...

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25 Jul Pokemon have crossed the River

One night when going into the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park for a Water Festival Event, I ran upon a group of teenagers on Bay Street and asked if they were going to the Festival. "No," they said. "We're going to the Library looking for Pokemon." Thanks to Ray Mcbride and his Beaufort County Library System team for creating something to entertain and educate some of our young people who complain "there's nothing to do in Beaufort." Local library goes viral thanks to Pokemon plans Want to know what it is?  From Wikipedia, the...

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25 Jul ‘All Lives Matter’: Beaufort group works to engage community

Beaufort is a very special place and I have great admiration about the way our community comes together. Last week, first at the Washington Street Park community cook out and the at the Water Festival's MoTown Monday in the Waterfront Park, I saw the best of Beaufort. Last Sunday, two smart and caring women showed what can be done to bring people together. It does not end there as this is just the beginning of ensuring our community continues to celebrate our diversity and compassion while working together to make it...

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25 Jul Digital Corridor: Some thoughts for the skeptics

Every time we have a prospect or announcement about Economic Development, we hear from the skeptics. This time is different. Read what the Board Chair of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce has to say about the Beaufort Digital Corridor. I believe concerns about marketing are learned and will be addressed by our partner Earnest Andrade, founder and director of the successful Charleston Digital Corridor, who is our partner in launching this exciting venture. Partnerships critical for digital corridor...

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25 Jul Casting Call Like No Other – And the Mayor was shut out as not qualified

At the Port Royal Veterinary Hospital last week, the producers of Basement Bob, a feature film to be produced in Beaufort, held their first casting call . . . for dogs. It was a festive occasion as many dogs, with anxious owners, lined up for the first round of screening for the film that will soon be casting for other roles. Though I did not qualify for this casting call, this is not to say that I will not appear at future casting events as I think it would be novel and...

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25 Jul Pat Conroy Literary Center in Downtown Beaufort

Cassandra King, a novelist and the wife of the late Pat Conroy, announced that the Pat Conroy Literary Center will located at 308 Charles Street and will be open in October with programs  programs launched shortly there after. Pat Conroy Literary Center finds a home in downtown Beaufort  ...

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16 Jul Rotary Club of the Lowcountry Elects Officers for 2016-2017

For Immediate Release For More Information Laura Fanelli 860-543-0799   Rotary Club of the Lowcountry Elects Officers for 2016-2017 Rotary Club of the Lowcountry recently installed new officers: President Alan Beach, President -elect Scott Klumb, Secretary Peach Morrison, Executive Secretary Alice Howard and Treasurer Doug Crowley. Pictured below is newly installed President Alan Beach making his acceptance remarks.                           Below, are new Officers and Committee Chairs:                     Left to right: Bill Evans, Club Service Chair; Scott Klumb, President-Elect; Blake McDonald, Vocational Chair; Kathy Crowley, Community Service Chair; Jeff Althoff, Past President; Jatin Patel, New Generations Chair. Rotary Club of the Lowcountry is...

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City Of Beaufort SC

16 Jul Beaufort Civic Master Plan recognized for excellence

For immediate release July 15, 2016 Contact: Bill Prokop, City Manager, 843-525-7078 Beaufort Civic Master Plan recognized for excellence Beaufort’s Civic Master Plan, a guide to the city’s next century, earned honors at the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Charter Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in architecture, planning, development and urban design.  “A lot of outstanding work went into the Civic Master Plan, not only by the planning experts but most importantly by the local residents who shared their thoughts, concerns and beliefs about what makes Beaufort so special and what has to happen to...

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Beaufort County Library

16 Jul Group Meditation, Saturday Matinee, and New Knitting Club at the Hilton Head Branch Library

NEWS RELEASE   July 14, 2016   Group Meditation, Saturday Matinee, and New Knitting Club at the Hilton Head Branch Library   Event Name: Meditation Mondays Short Description of the Event: Meditation is a great way to promote wellbeing by grounding oneself to feel more focused in today’s fast-paced world.  And group meditation is a great way to get support and develop a routine for a brand new, spotty, or long-time practice.  The group will start with a brief introduction before sitting in meditation for 20-30 minutes.  Soft chairs are available; to sit cross-legged, please bring a...

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