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16 Jul Beaufort History Museum – Important Period Focus of New Exhibit

IMPORTANT PERIOD FOCUS OF NEW EXHIBIT Beaufort, SC – July 14, 2016 - The Beaufort History Museum announces the opening of a new exhibit that illuminates a fascinating era in the history of South Carolina and the nation.  During Reconstruction, the period immediately following the Civil War, most of the South was suffering from devastation and upheaval.  But due to the enterprising spirit of newly freed slaves and an overlapping series of propitious events, Beaufort and the Sea Islands were propelled into a period of recovery, resurgence and prosperity. Titled “Islands of...

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16 Jul Sink Hole?

Thursday night a sink hole appeared on Boundary Street.  Unfortunately, critics of the Boundary Redevelopment project are quick to point to the sink hole and the inconvenience of the temporary road closure on the Boundary Street Redevelopment. While the project has clearly caused difficulties for those traveling Boundary Street and some of the merchants along the corridor, about which I am sorry and can only ask patience, the sink hole has absolutely no relationship to the redevelopment initiative. The fact is that digging trenches for the duct banks (to which utilities will...

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16 Jul Veterans Eligible for Honor Flight to Washington, DC

Honor Flight: Local Beaufort veterans interested in a free trip to our nation’s capital to see the war memorials and other monuments can do so through the Honor Flight Program. Beaufort veterans participate through the Savannah Honor Flight hub. The next trip will be the weekend of October 14-16, 2016. The priority is for World War II veterans. If any World War II veteran, or the relatives of any World War II veteran, would like to know more about the Honor Flight Program and its requirements, Honor Flight Savannah has two Beaufort...

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16 Jul Other Small Cities – Rockport, Mass.

One of my travel pastimes is visiting unique small cities. Two weeks ago I slipped away to the north shore of Boston to see friends.  We stayed in a very interesting small town known as Rockport, Massachusetts - a small fishing community turned destination for artists and art lovers. Please note I do not want Beaufort to be like Rockport as we have our own unique diversity, protected our authenticity and home town character. That said, I wanted to share a few images that tell about a town. Hope you enjoy.   ...

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09 Jul Put on your Bioblitz Dance shoes!

The Bioblitz Dance shoes were on at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park! Originally created for the National Geographic's Bioblitz Event, the Bioblitz Dance continues as a celebration of the outdoors, human diversity and biodiversity, and national parks. Let's get all the cities in S.C. to join the fun! Learn the moves: the "Black Bear", "Turkey Vulture", "Ground Squirrel" and freestyle!...

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09 Jul RE: Road appearance has never been worse

Letter: Road appearance has never been worse The City of Beaufort invests about $700,000 a year cleaning state roads, repairing sidewalks and maintaining storm water systems. It appears we are not alone and at some point the state is going to have to assume responsibility for its assets....

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Santa Elena

09 Jul Events and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center

Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center July 7 - July 23                                Join us for a variety of special programs and presentations  In the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, learn about the scientific aspect of archaeology, meet special guests in Beaufort, and much more!  Click here to register online and reserve your seat!   Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story Discover...

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09 Jul Take a historic tour – by bike!

The Heritage Library is thrilled to announce that we are now offering bike tours of the historic Squire Pope Road corridor. RSVP on the link or call 843.686.6560.   We hope you spread the word and will join us. Yours Truly, Linda Piekut, Executive Director...

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09 Jul Sea Island Rotary Club Installs New Officers

For Release June 29, 2016 Sea Island Rotary P.O. Box 191 Beaufort, SC 29901 For more information regarding this press release contact: Mike Bostwick, or 843.522.9622   Sea Island Rotary Club Installs New Officers   (June 29, 2016, Beaufort SC): Sea Island Rotary Club installed their new officers for the 2016-2017 year during a social and ceremony held at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center on Wednesday evening June 23, 2016.   New officers for the year include Club President Paul Moore, Secretary Meredith Keene, and Directors Brandon Gaffney, Troy Ward, and John Perrill. Outgoing 2015-2016 President Dr....

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