By Lanier Laney
Julie Goode and Maxine Lutz of Historic Beaufort Foundation have hosted the Washington, D.C., based National Trust for Historic Preservation’s prestigious Preservation Leadership Training here the past five days. Each year the National Trust chooses a different
historic city around the country where it brings rising stars in the preservation field to a special Leadership Training Program, and this year Beaufort won the brass ring. It kicked off last Sunday night with a small reception for the HBF board and Preservation Leadership Training participants. Twenty participants and four trainers have been touring Beaufort all week looking at particular properties as case studies. They have spent the week reviewing the data and developing feasible proposals for parcels at 702 Bladen Street, the 1400 Block of Duke Street, and the Von Harten building on Carteret. The training ends with a public presentation of their findings at the Verdier House at 6:15 p.m. tonight.
At the White House
Roland Gardner — Chief Executive Officer of Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., who was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services for a six-year term — just returned from meeting with senior Obama Administration officials to discuss the state of the nation’s community health care services. Mr. Gardner joined several other selected leaders of successful community health programs from across the country at the White House.
High on the Hog BBQ Benefit: Don’t forget! The first High on the Hog BBQ Competition to benefit LowCountry Habitat for Humanity will be Friday June 8, from 5-9 p.m. for the “Best of Lowcountry Cooking” competition, and Saturday June 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the “Best butt and Best ribs in Beaufort” competition and tasting. The event will be held at Whitehall Plantation on Lady’s Island, just across the Woods bridge from downtown.
Locally Grown Dinner at Plums: On Tuesday, June 12, come out to support local farmers and the Sustainable Seafood Initiative at the Fourth Annual Locally Grown Wine Dinner at Plums. Call 986-5092 for tickets and details. By the way, I’ve heard that Lantz’s new Plums Restaurant in Bluffton is getting great word of mouth from the locals there. Good news for a great Beaufort original!