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The delights of the drive-in

By Pamela Brownstein I don’t know what it is about going to the drive-in movie theater, but it’s a positively transporting experience. Before the movie starts, this familiar scene unfolds: families and friends sit and laugh together, kids run around merrily, boys throw footballs, the smell of popcorn and fried comfort foods fills the air.… Keep Reading


The Art of Appreciation

By Chris Damgen In third grade, I entered into a nationwide traffic safety poster contest that was sponsored by the American Automobile Association. The poster I drew showed a very disproportional drawing of kids playing soccer (yes, soccer) away from traffic, separated by a house drawn at a different perspective angle than other items. Keep Reading

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The woes (and rewards) of wedding dress shopping

By Cherimie Crane     After months of dragging my Flintstone-flat feet and eloquently expressing every single excuse — some real, some not so real — I went wedding dress shopping. For some girls this day is something planned, organized, and anticipated in ways only girls who dream of weddings can understand. I am not… Keep Reading


Little Bits of Royal Chatter

by Peggy Chandler The Royal Pines Garden Club met May 11 for its annual luncheon held at the Lady’s Island Country Club. Following the luncheon, members gathered at the Quilt Garden, located near the entrance of Royal Pines Boulevard for the unveiling of a sign that reads, “DEDICATED TO OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS ROYAL PINES GARDEN… Keep Reading


In search of the best breakfast

By Pamela Brownstein   I’m not a breakfast snob. Wait. The fact I even have to use that disclaimer means that I actually AM a breakfast snob. I’ll admit it. I’m a purveyor of pancakes, an expert on eggs, a champion for cereal, a sucker for sausage links. Keep Reading


A Week in the Life of a Beaufortonian

By Chris Damgen “Why’d you move here?” I remember that sharp, poignant question made by a grumpy waitress nearly four years ago at a restaurant that shall not be named.  I had just moved to Beaufort. I had my first conversation with a local of my age. Keep Reading