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Councilman organizes community meeting

Beaufort County Councilman Gerald Dawson (District 1) has organized a community meeting Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the James J. Davis Elementary School on Keans Neck Road in Dale to discuss the proposed seafood processing company at the former Lobeco Chemical Company property. There will be a presentation from a representative of the seafood processing company as well as from Mr. Steve Giese, who will speak on behalf of the Millenarian Trading Company. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the proposed operations and community impact.

Guest speaker to discuss communication skills 

Start out the New Year with improved communication skills by attending “The Foundation for Healthy Relationships: Marriage, Dating and Care Giving” on Friday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. Alan Poe, who has more than 35 years of experience as a relationship coach and eight years of experience as a hospice chaplain, will lead the interactive group session for those wanting to improve their communication skills and their marital, dating and caregiving relationships. Mr. Poe has a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in divinity. He has used his counseling experience to provide insight and resolution in areas such as relationship health, grief recovery and support groups, depression and anxiety. The session is free and open to the public. For more information, call Alan Poe at 843-323-9128 or by e-mail at alankpoe@gmail.com.

CODA holds sessions for training volunteers 

CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) will be holding a volunteer training in February. The training is comprised of four sessions which will be held February 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and February 11, 12, and 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendance at all four sessions is mandatory. CODA volunteers will be trained in working with victims of domestic violence, answering the 24-hour crisis line and a variety of activities working either on site in CODA’s shelter or at various community events as representatives of CODA. Interested individuals can download the application by visiting CODA’s website at www.codalowcountry.org and clicking the “volunteer” tab.  Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Theresa Lacey at 843-770-1074, ext. 225.

Support group discusses long-term care insurance 

Do you want to learn about long-term care insurance from someone who isn’t trying to sell you a policy? If so, you are invited to the next Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 1:30 p.m. when Eric Fennell will explain what to look for when considering long-term care insurance. Mr. Fennell holds a master’s degree in health services administration and is residence director at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal. He is licensed as a long-term care administrator in both North and South Carolina. The Parkinson’s Support Group meetings are held from 1:30-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Shell Point Baptist Church on Parris Island Gateway, across from the Bi-Lo Shopping Center in Port Royal. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rick Ostrander at 843-525-1229 or Rose Ewing at 843-252-3001 or rewing@alcco.com.

First Volksmarch will be held at Hunting Island 

The Friends of Hunting Island announces a new annual event, the Volksmarch, or People’s Walk. These walks are popular in many countries and Hunting Island is a spectacular location for a walk along the natural beach and through the maritime forest. The event will be held on Saturday, February 8 and walkers can start from the lighthouse anytime from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The walk can be completed in 1.5 hours following signs along the paths. The purpose of the walk is to enjoy the beauty of the state park while benefitting from the outdoor exercise. A contribution of $10, to benefit the Discover Carolina Program for local schools, is requested of any walker who wants a participation pendant.

Singing Valentines again available from quartet 

The Beaufort Harbormasters will offer again this year a unique Valentine present.  A quartet will suddenly appear at the designated place at the designated time and sing two love songs, present a rose and a card (and if requested, a pound of Chocolate Tree chocolates) to the lucky person. This Valentine, available both for men and women, is guaranteed to be the highlight of the day. For more information and to register, visit www.beaufortharbormasters.org or call 843-838-2401.

Sea Island Fly Fishers to meet with Captain Scott

Captain Tuck Scott, Head Guide at Bay Street Outfitters, will be the speaker for the Wednesday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Sea Island Fly Fishers.  His subject, “Recon: The Hunt for New Fish,” is just the topic to help Lowcountry anglers seeking new places to find redfish. New fish may not live it the usual spots and the hunt he recommends may surprise you. Capt. Scott will also cover the tools needed and how the hunt should change with different seasons,  as well as general tips for successful fishing. The public is welcome to attend this free event and refreshments will be provided at 6 p.m., 815 Bay St., Beaufort. Visit www.flyfishingbeaufort.com or call Jack Baggette at 843-522-8911 with questions.


Beaufort Lions Club to hold pancake breakfast 

Beaufort Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links and sausage patties, grits, toast, coffee, milk, and orange juice will be served with a smile. For questions, contact Honika S. Plowdeniz at 843-715-1221.

Women’s group holds Valentine Luncheon 

All are welcome to attend a Valentine Luncheon, to be held Saturday, February 15 from noon to 3 p.m. at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Cat Island. Please join TLC Women’s Fellowship for a time of fun, food and fellowship. The cost of the meal is $10. The highlight of the luncheon will be creating Valentine Cards for the Bayview nursing home residents. Please RSVP to Tonya Phillips at 843-322-0262 or thelowcountrywomen@gmail.com.

Support Exchange Club of Beaufort’s flag display 

On President’s Day, February 17, the Exchange Club of Beaufort will host a Field of Honor flag display. The Field of Honor flag displays began on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attack. The Exchange Club has chosen this event to honor the men and women who have or are serving in the military and to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. A flag can be flown to honor your serviceman or women for $10 each. All donations will be granted to Pillows For Patriots. ”We recently have more requests for pillows than we have funds, so let’s please not forget our troops still there, and about to deploy,” said Barb Farrior, coordinator. Pillows For Patriots sends pillows to the brave men and women in our military in Afghanistan and Iraq. To sponsor a flag, please contact Angel Flewelling at 843-525-0102.

Daughters of American Revolution will meet 

The February meeting of the Thomas Heyward, Jr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place on Thursday, February 13 at the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 1208 Newcastle Street, Beaufort at 2 p.m. New chapter members Joanie Keefe, Candy Matera, Dianne Gibb and Caroline McElveen will be inducted. Also Shelby Lynn Saunders, a Senior at Whale Branch Early College High School will be introduced as the winner of the annual DAR Good Citizens Award. Contact Charlene Shufelt at 525-0158 for more information.

Annual Valentine Bridge Luncheon will be held

It’s time to sign up for the Valentine Bridge Luncheon at the Parish Church of St. Helena, set for Friday, Feb. 14 in the Parish Hall, 507 Newcastle St., Beaufort.  The annual event is from noon to 4 p.m. and includes lunch and an afternoon of bridge. Cost is $25 per person.  Register by Tuesday, Feb. 11 on the church website, www.StHelenas1712.org. Anyone who enjoys playing bridge is welcome to attend. .  This year’s proceeds will be used to purchase tricycles for the children’s playground at the church. For more information, contact Roz Dixon at 522-1712, ext. 220, or nursery@islc.net.

Area U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold meeting 

Flotilla 10-1 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Beaufort-Jasper will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 12 at the BJWSA Conference Room, at the intersection of Highway 170 and Snake Road in Okatie. Fellowship begins at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, or to join America’s Volunteer Lifesavers, please contact Bill Ballard at 843-605-3563 or bill@oldmanofthesea.com.

Marine Corps League holds spaghetti dinner 

The Yellow Footprints Detachment of the Marine Corps League presents the Second Annual Charity Spaghetti Dinner to be held on Saturday, February 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the AMVET Hall located at 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal.  Tickets are $10 at the door, take-out and cash bar available. There will also be a Silent Auction. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Bernie Eveler at 843-342-4834 or eveler110@yahoo.com.

Clemson Extension holds 2014 Turf School 

The 2014 Turf School is scheduled for Monday, February 17, and includes one day of information on the technical challenges of maintaining high quality turfgrass. This program is for professionals who work in a variety of turfgrass environments. Pesticide Recertification Credits will be awarded. The class will be at Palmetto Electric Cooperative New River Office, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. Register at the Clemson Service Online Shopping Mall https://shopping.clemson.edu or contact Laura Rose at lrose@clemson.edu or 843-255-6060, ext. 117.


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