Yes, I’m getting married!

Seems I’m the No. 1 topic of gossip this week and yes, I am getting married to fellow Island News Columnist Terry Sweeney (The Happy Winos). We met and fell in love 30 years ago in New York City, and Marianne Harrison was nice enough to offer us a party at her apartment in New York on the date, April 21. And when I started inviting our New York friends, they started suggesting, “Hey, why don’t you get married here? It’s legal here now.” So we decided, “Yes!” I guess 30 years is a long enough “trial.”  Thanks so much to all the well wishers who have congratulated us.  We will send pics back from the wedding so you can be apart of it too!

A real New England Lobster and Clam Bake — in Beaufort

If you happened to drive down Bay Street this past Saturday afternoon, you might have noticed what looked like a big garden party happening in the front yard of Keyserling’s Cottage (Billy Keyserling’s mother’s house). What it actually was was a real New England Lobster and Clam Bake hosted by new Beaufortonians Steve Ruberti and Barbara States who are renting the house.  They moved here six months ago from Gloucester, Mass., and decided to introduce their friends and neighbors to their New England version of a Southern backyard barbecue.  They’ve been so grateful for the warm welcome that they’ve received from friendly Beaufortonians, they wanted to “return the love,” so to speak, so Steve drove down dozens of fresh lobsters (in coolers) and a whole bunch of sweet Little Neck clams, all of which were expertly steamed by Steve and fellow former Massachusetts resident Peter Wolf.  A great time was had on a blessedly bug free warm spring day.  Here are some pics for you.

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