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Knox Wins
Volume 7 Issue 5 June 28, 2013 FREE
Since May 2007
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The Best of Bullfsh
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Following Floyd
Turtles continues on page 18 Insurance continues on page 13
S
urely a sight to see! Seven of the most endangered sea turtle species successfully rehabilitated at the South Carolina Aquarium’s
Sea Turtle Rescue Program hit the open ocean once again. Te sea turtle release took place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at
Beachwalker County Park on Kiawah Island in front of turtle lovers and supports from all across the lowcountry.
More on the turtles being released:
Cape Cod, Saint, Turbo, Crowe, and Davis
Tese fve turtles, all Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, were fown to Charleston, South Carolina in December of last year courtesy of
Davis Air, Inc. based out of Charleston. All were part of a massive cold-stunning event near
Cape Cod Massachusetts, which caused more than 230 sea turtles to strand. Tis group of
The
Journey
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Blown Away
T HE I S S UE OF
WI ND AND HAI L
I NS UR ANC E ON
T HE BAR R I E R
I S L ANDS
BY KRISTIN HACKLER
B
y all accounts, this year is going to be
a blustery one for the southeast. Dr.
William Gray, Professor Emeritus
of Atmospheric Science and Head of the
Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado
State University, along with research
scientist Dr. Phillip Klotzbach, have
predicted a 72% likelihood of at least one
major hurricane hitting the United States
coastline and a 28% chance that the storm
will strike South Carolina. Regardless of
whether or not you’ve weathered one of
these monstrous natural disasters in the
past, you should be making preparations
for the potentiality of a major hit this year.
Tis includes restocking your hurricane
supply kit, reviewing your escape plan and
route, making sure all of your emergency
phone numbers are current, and making
sure your insurance is up to date.
Tis last item is a bit of an issue for
anyone living in South Carolina’s Zone 1,
the areas which make up the direct coast
and barrier islands of our state. Not only
do you have to keep up with standard
homeowners’ insurance, you have to make
sure all of your bases are covered with
additional catastrophic coverage such as
wind and hail insurance. Unfortunately,
not all wind and hail insurance is the
same.
South Carolina Wind and Hail is
a wind pool created after the South
Carolina legislature made it a requirement
for insurance companies to provide wind
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Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone: 768-9166
Fax: 768-4764
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Seabrook Island, SC 29455
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JOHNS ISLAND COUNCIL
Meetings are held at the Berkeley Electric Co-op located at
3351 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island.
Chairman Chris Cannon: 343-5113
CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL
4045 Bridge View Dr, N. Charleston
958-4700t
CITY OF CHARLESTON
75 Calhoun St.
724-3745
2 June 28, 2013
Civic
July 1
Kiawah Environmental
Committee
3 p.m.
Kiawah Town Hall
July 2
Kiawah Town Council
2 p.m.
Kiawah Town Hall
July 3
Seabrook Planning Commission
Work Session
2:30 p.m.
Seabrook Town Hall
Kiawah Planning Commission
3 p.m.
Kiawah Town Hall

July 10
Seabrook Planning Commission
Regular Meeting
2:30 p.m.
Seabrook Town Hall
Kiawah Communications
Committee
10 a.m.
Kiawah Town Hall
Kiawah Public Safety
Committee
3 p.m.
Kiawah Town Hall
July 11
Kiawah Arts Council
3 p.m,
Kiawah Town Hall
July 15
Kiawah BZA
4 p.m.
Kiawah Town Hall
O
n May 20, America watched,
heartbroken, as a mile-wide
tornado ripped through the town
of Moore, Oklahoma, causing billions
of dollars in damage and claiming the
lives of 24 individuals. As images of the
dark monster clouded television screens
across the country, it became easy to feel
overwhelmed with sadness and despair;
how does a state recover from such a
tragedy?
One thousand miles away, a team
of three frefghters decided to stop
despairing, and do something.
Shannon Meloy, one of the dedicated
frefghters at St. Johns Fire District Local
3883, knew he had to act after seeing the
destruction on CNN. “I just felt like God
was telling me to do something. I turned
on the news and Moore came across the
screen. I knew what I had to do,” he says.
Tings took of from there.
Meloy began contacting members of
his union and Chief Jackie Stanley, in
hopes to garner support to raise money
and donations of food, water, and clothing
to send to the afected area in Oklahoma.
It wasn’t long before kindhearted citizens
from across the tri-county region began
jumping on board. Donations came from
all over. Isle of
Palms, Dorchester
County, Mount
Pleasant, Colleton
County… citizens
of the lowcountry
were ready and
willing to support
the Fire District’s
initiative. In less
than a week,
Meloy and his
team collected over
$41,000 worth of
supplies for the victims of Moore, along
with an additional $2,000 to cover fuel
and expenses needed to make the trip to
Oklahoma.
Firefghter Jason Zorns and Local 3883
President Bruce Burding joined Meloy
on the 25-hour journey. Upon arrival
after driving straight through the night,
ofcials in Moore directed the trio to a
city rescue in severe need of supplies. “We
contacted Oklahoma City Fire Station
1 and they met us to help us unload the
truck,” Meloy explains. “We had two or
three lines going, all helping to unload
the 26-foot truck with the supplies. It was
awesome.” Te three frefghters stayed
at Station 1 that
night, where the
men and women
of the Station
provided them
with not only a
place to sleep, but
a steak dinner as
well.
Te next
day, the three Charlestonians toured
the devastation and gained a frst hand
experience of the horror of Mother
Nature. “When I frst saw it…well, I’ve
never seen anything like it. Nothing in my
entire life,” Meloy recollects. “We talked
to the police ofcers and frefghters that
were working when the storm hit. Tey
said there wasn’t anything that could be
done to prepare.”
But despite the tragedy and severity
of the aftermath, friends, neighbors,
public service ofcials, and even complete
strangers stood ready and willing to help
those in need. “Everyone was helping
those around them, even when they had
things to do of their own,” Meloy says.
“You know, there really are good people
out there.”
Te message that Meloy, Zorns,
Burding, and the St. Johns Fire
District spread to those afected by the
tornado is one of hope, inspiration, and
encouragement. When tragedy strikes, the
Charleston community will step up for
those in need. Take time today to thank
a frefghter.
Stronger than the Storm
S T. J OHNS F I R E DI S T R I C T S uP P OR T S R E L I E F
E F F OR T S I N OK L AHOMA
By HANNAH DOCKERy
photobyRobbinKnight
June 28, 2013 3
civic
Kiawah Island Resort
Takes Home the Gold
C VB R e C ogni ze s R e s oR t f oR
s uC C e s s f ul P gA Hos t
sPeCiAl to tHe ÌSLAND CONNECTÌON
T
he Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) presented nine
Golden Pineapple Awards in recognition of outstanding service to the local
hospitality industry during the Travel Council Annual Meeting on Tuesday,
June 11, 2013. More than three hundred and ffty attendees gathered at the Charleston
Area Convention Center Complex to applaud the Golden Pineapple Aware recipients
and to hear travel industry insights from luncheon keynote speaker Irene Schneider,
Condé Nast Traveler Executive Service and Surveys Editor. Charleston was voted the
Top U.S. City in both the 2011 and 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards,
the magazine’s esteemed annual competition, which Schneider has spearheaded since
1989.
Since the CACVB’s inception in 1985, the Golden Pineapple Awards have
recognized individuals who promote positive growth of tourism, the Charleston
area’s largest industry.
Kiawah Island Golf
Resort was honored
for is extraordinary
achievement with
hosting the 2012
PGA Championship,
which yielded an
economic boon for the
Charleston area and
extensive international
broadcast coverage
of the destination.
Congratulations on a
job well done!
S
ummer is ofcially here and in South
Carolina that means peaches. Tis
favorful BBQ sauce is perfectly
suited for just about anything you like
to grill and will make any Fourth of July
outing a sweet success.
Tis recipe will make 3-4 cups.
Here’s what we’ll need:
• 4 medium SC peaches
• ½ cup bourbon whiskey
• ¼ cup brown sugar
• ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
• 1 small yellow onion, chopped
• 1 medium fresh jalapeño pepper,
chopped with seeds
• 8 garlic cloves, whole and peeled
• 1 medium size lemon, chopped
into 8 sections
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1 cup ketchup
• 1 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 tablespoon honey
• kosher salt to taste
Here’s what we’ll do:
1. Chop peaches into 1 inch cubes
leaving the skin on and discarding the
pits.
2. Combine chopped peaches,
brown sugar, bourbon, and Worcestershire
in a small sauce pan. Simmer on low heat
until peaches are soft.
3. Puree peach mixture in blender
or food processor. Set aside.
4. Sautee onion, jalapeno, garlic
cloves and lemon sections in whole butter
on low to medium heat until onions are
translucent and lemons are soft.
5. Add apple cider vinegar, ketchup
and a pinch of kosher salt. Simmer on low
heat for 10-15 minutes stirring frequently
to incorporate favors. Remove from heat.
Strain. Reserve liquid. Discard vegetables.
6. Combine reserved peach puree
mixture and strained vinegar and ketchup
mixture. Mix well. Simmer on low heat
5-10 minutes.
7. Add honey and a pinch of kosher
salt. Mix well.
8. Slather.
June 28, 2013 5
Barrier Island Bites
Bourbon-Peach
BBQ Sauce
By Tim Erwin
6 June 28, 2013
Schools
L
ast Wednesday evening at the College
of Charleston School of Business the
top young entrepreneurs in South
Carolina were competing in the fnals of
YEScarolina’s Business Plan Competition.
YEScarolina, Youth Entrepreneurship
South Carolina, is a program partner of
the national organization Network for
Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Te
event featured 15 budding entrepreneurs
seeking to advance to the NFTE Finals
to be held October 3 in New York City.
With a frst place prize of $3,000 in seed
capital and a spot in NFTE’s National
Challenge on the line, the stakes couldn’t
have been higher. Te competition was
much tougher than the previous year.
Te coveted frst place prize went to
Evan Knox, a rising junior at Charleston
Collegiate, for his business Bullseye Web
Designs. He was awarded $3,000 and will
advance to the fnals in NYC for a chance
to compete against 40 other national
winners for a chance to win $35,000.
In April, students presented their
full business plan to peers, teachers and
a panel of judges from throughout the
business community for a chance to win
capital to support their business ideas. Te
frst round of competitions took place in
the classroom and the top three students
from the Motley Rice Class Competition
won seed money in the amounts of $250,
$150 and $100, respectively. In May,
those students moved on to compete in
the Motley Rice County Business Plan
competition in order to succeed to the State
competition. At the State competition June
19, students were divided into 3 rooms,
each room consisting of 4 or 5 students.
Students had only 8.5 minutes to pitch
their business ideas to a panel of judges
who were distinguished business owners
from the Charleston area such as Jack
Hurley of Mex1 and Jack’s Cosmic Dog’s,
Daniel James of Las Olas, Adam Witty of
Advantage Media Group, Carolyn James
of Motley Rice Law, & Sam Whetsel of
MyPhoneMD to name a few.
“Judging the competition was a blast!
Watching the kids present and put in
so much efort, it was obvious that this
experience will be a confdence builder and
motivator for them to be entrepreneurial
as they move forward with their lives.
Tey certainly could not have gotten
that by reading a book or sitting in class.
Tanks to everyone at YEScarolina for
their hard work in putting this program
together!” said judge Jason Smith attorney
at Hellman Yates & Tisdale of the
experience.
Five diferent cities and twelve
diferent schools were represented in the
competition. Te event was made possible
by the generous donations of the Mark
Motley Foundation.
Hacker Burr, headmaster of Charleston
Collegiate, and YEScarolina Founder
and Jimmy Bailey, both speak loudly of
the value of the entrepreneurship classes,
pointing to the fact that students must
be a master of all subjects to develop and
present a solid business plan. Te process
requires keen data analysis and strategic
decision making skills, research skills,
writing skills, tech skills, presentation
skills, and math skills. Finally and perhaps
most importantly, the business plan
competition successfully teaches personal
skills. Now Evan and YEScarolina head
to New York in October for a chance to
establish a great reputation for his school
and the program and an opportunity of a
lifetime. Te possibilities are endless with
entrepreneurship.
“We are thrilled with the drive and
creativity these young entrepreneurs
demonstrate. For some, entrepreneurship
could be the key to breaking the cycle
of poverty. Entrepreneurship provides
an avenue for fnancial independence, a
beneft to all. Tese young entrepreneurs
are certainly shaping up to be the
dynamic business leaders of the future,”
said YEScarolina Founder and Executive
Director Jimmy Bailey.
Knox Heads to NYC
Y E S c ar ol i na HoS t S 2nd annual BuS i nE S S P l an c omP E t i t i on
BY HarriEtt lEE
June 28, 2013
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www.islandconnectionnews.com
Nature
A
s part of the Kiawah Conservancy’s
mission to provide resources
necessary to preserve and
enhance the balance between nature and
development, the organization sponsors
frequent activities collectively titled
Conservation Matters. Te latest program
in the series took place on Kiawah in the
beach and marsh areas near the Ocean
Course. On June 10 and 11 Aaron Given,
Assistant Wildlife Biologist for the Town
of Kiawah Island, led the East End Beach
Bird Walk. More than 25 residents and
Island guests participated in the two-hour
walks that started adjacent to the Ocean
Course, progressed along the Atlantic
Ocean and ended near Willet Pond.
Aaron provided a high-tech telescope
for attendees to share and an extremely
well trained eye to spot birds of every shape
and size. Participants were treated to sights
like the osprey that few over with a mullet
it its grip, pelicans diving for breakfast and
countless terns and gulls. Nesting birds on
the shore included Wilson’s plovers and
least terns. Aaron provided each person
with a Checklist of the Birds of Kiawah
Island and explained numerous ways to
distinguish one variety from another. He
also pointed out some of the less common
species like the American oystercatchers,
gull-billed tern and common terns—a
type that turns out not to be so common
after all. Te weather cooperated on both
mornings—bright sunshine with a slight
ocean breeze providing for a perfect
setting to fnd Kiawah’s special residents.
Te Conservancy’s Conservation
Matters program will continue throughout
the coming months. Next up is Aquarium
Rovers: A Hands-on Experience set
for July 26, 2013 at the Sandcastle at 2
p.m. Guests will enjoy an informative
presentation and up-close encounters
with some of the native creatures from
the South Carolina Aquarium. In August
Conservation Matters will feature a visit
from Te Center for Birds of Prey.
For a listing of upcoming presentations and
programs visit “Events” on the Conservancy’s
website, www.kiawahconservancy.org.

Birds on the Brain
K i awah C ons e r vanC y hos t s
e as t e nd Be aC h Bi r d wal K
By shauneen hutChinson
Dedicated to
the Dolphins
ne w e duC at i onal s i gn i n-
s tal l e d at Be aC hwal K e r P ar K
By Colin CusKley
A
new dolphin education sign has been installed along the boardwalk out to
Beachwalker County Park. Te interpretive sign explains about dolphin strand
feeding behavior on Captain Sam’s Spit and provides guidelines for viewers to
safely view this unique behavior. You should stay back from the shoreline if you want
to see the dolphins come ashore to feed. Never approach them especially while they
are stranding or attempt to go swimming with them for your own safety and theirs.
NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries Services
regulations prohibit harassing dolphins including interfering with their feeding.
Te Johns Island Conservancy, the Kiawah Conservancy and the Kiawah Island
Community Association Kiawah Cares program cosponsored the sign. Te sign was
designed and installed by the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission
(CCPRC). Tanks to Patricia Schaefer for the dolphin strand-feeding photo used on
the sign.
PhotobyShaueenhutchinSon
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I
t’s the time of year that chefs love in
the Lowcountry—heirloom tomato
season! Lucky for Charleston, this is
the time of the season when good local
tomatoes are available and plentiful.
Developing a way to support our farmers
who have a plethora of them to showcase
and sell, Limehouse Produce has created
a special awareness campaign to promote
the availability of this southern staple.
Te Charleston Heirloom Tomato Trek
will run through July 12 with a goal of
promoting more about the varietals,
the farmers, the supporting chefs, and
encouraging people to go out and enjoy
this delicacy.
As part of the campaign, restaurants,
chefs and bartenders are featuring
heirloom tomatoes (full size or cherry) at
their establishments in a number of dishes
and drinks. Patrons can get involved and
vote on their favorite posted item at www.
facebook.com/pages/Limehouse-Produce
and the person whose dish/drink has the
most votes in each category will receive
a 100lbs of tomatoes from Limehouse
Produce and a special tomato trophy to
display proudly.
Diners are also encouraged to go to
the participating restaurants during the
campaign and order the featured dish or
drink. Once they order, they can take a
photo and submit it online. One lucky
patron will be randomly selected to receive
a gift certifcate to the winning restaurant
from online voting.
Te types of local Heirloom Tomatoes
showcased during the campaign are:
Regular: Mortgage Lifter, Pink
Brandywine, Yellow Brandywine,
Cherokee Purple, Green Zebra, Mr.
Stripy, Pineapple
Cherry Sungold Cherries, Chocolate
Cherries, Yellow Pears, Sweet 100s
Farmers producing the prized heirlooms
are Tackeray Farm’s “Wadmalaw Fuglies”
and Rosebank Farms. Restaurants
involved in the campaign include (as of
June 21, others are on board but have
not submitted details): High Cotton,
Old Village Post House, Peninsula Grill,
Rivertowne Country Club, Slightly North
of Broad and Trattoria Lucca.
A major community benefactor over
the years, Limehouse Produce Company
has been providing farmed produce and
products to the Charleston area for over
70 years. Listening and responding to
their hundreds customer needs, they also
fnd the best products around the world
for chefs to showcase on their menus.
Regardless of season, Limehouse Produce
can source fresh, quality produce from
one of their 70+ “local” farmers around
the country.
To learn more about Limehouse Produce,
visit www.limehouseproduce.com or call
556-3400.
Limehouse Produce Launches
Special Heirloom Tomato Trek
special to the Island ConneCtIon
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harleston Collegiate School is pleased to announce that a new restaurant,
Luciano’s Pizzeria located at Bohicket Marina on John’s Island, has pledged to
donate 10 percent of its profts to the school’s Scholarship Program through the
John’s Island Academic Scholarship Fund.
Te fund provides scholarships for local students with strong academic performance
and fnancial need to attend John’s Island private schools. Te fund is currently
providing funding for a number of CCS students who meet the fund’s rigorous academic
requirements as well as show fnancial need.
Charleston Collegiate has a large number of applicants with very strong academics
who cannot aford the tuition to attend.
“It is through programs like this that we have been able to provide a strong education
to many students who will be the frst in their family to attend college,” Hacker Burr,
Head of School, said. “We couldn’t be more appreciative of the involvement of local
businesses like Luciano’s and we are excited about the opportunities this will create for
deserving John’s Island students.”
Charleston Collegiate School is a PreK-12, nonsectarian, independent day school,
which strives to recognize, nurture, and challenge each of its students. Te school
provides a comprehensive learning experience with a focus around four pillars: Project
Based Learning, Financial Literacy, Artistic Expression, and Leadership through the
Outdoor Education Program.
School Stats:
• 100%ofgraduatesareacceptedtocollegesanduniversities
• 8:1student-teacherratio
• 81%offacultyhaveadvanceddegrees
For more information about Charleston Collegiate, visit www.charlestoncollegiate.org.
More information about Luciano’s and the most up to date information about opening can
be found at www.lucianos-pizzeria.com.
Local Pizzeria to Support the
Charleston Collegiate Scholarship Program
By olivia French
8 June28,2013
I
was eight the frst time I visited New
York City. And, though a Southern
girl through and through, there was
something about the hustle and bustle of
Manhattan that brought me back to the
City year after year. In high school I spent
the better part of a week touring NYU
and one day, after nearly walking through
the soles of my shoes from Little Italy back
up to the theater district, I stumbled into
a hole-in-the-wall pizzeria where a rough
and tumble New Yorker with a thick
mustache and dirty apron served up the
best slice of cheese I had ever eaten.
You just don’t get pizza like that in the
south… until recently, that is.
Last week, Lucky Luciano stepped
into Bohicket Marina. But the notorious
criminal mastermind has little to do with
drug trafcking this time around, and a lot
more to do with serving up the best of New
York Style Pizza.
Tis new power player, Lucky Luciano’s
Pizzeria, has taken over the spot in
Bohicket Marina formerly occupied by
Danny Boys, and hopes to bring a little
something diferent to the culinary mix of
Red’s Ice House, Fischer’s, and Rosebank
Café. Serving up slices, whole pies, along
with salads and a few gourmet subs, Mike
Knox, founder and owner of Luciano’s, has
one overarching goal: bring the best pizza
to the islands.
“When you think of great pizza, two
places come to mind: Italy and New York,”
says Knox. Te man behind the restaurant
certainly knows good pizza. A New Yorker
himself, Knox and his family relocated to
Kiawah just last year. “Coming down here
from New York, you’re used to getting
good pizza… and that just wasn’t around
down here.” Tough La Tela is next door
in Freshfelds, Luciano’s ofers a diferent
experience; the pizzeria caters to residents
and visitors who want delicious pizza to
take home and enjoy on a lazy Friday night
or casual summer day. With limited seating
indoors, the restaurant hopes to become the
“go to” for carry out pizza, and hopefully in
the future, delivery.
But Lucky Luciano’s isn’t just focused
on serving up the best pies. Te restaurant
is also looking out for the local community.
Ten percent of all profts are donated to the
Johns Island Academic Scholarship Fund,
which helps intelligent, hard-working
students receive the best education possible.
As with any restaurant, the success
of Luciano’s will depend on quality and
service, but so far, Knox and his team are
headed in the right direction.
Anxious to see if Luciaio’s really knew
New York Pizza, I was ready to try a
slice. I held my breath before taking the
frst bite. Te area could defnitely use
a pizza place but I knew all too well the
trials and tribulations of the restaurant
industry, and have seen far too many
businesses come and go in less than a year.
With a little trepidation I took a bite. In a
perfect world, the pizza would be hot and
delicious, overwhelmed with the favor of
fresh ingredients. In reality, it was just that.
And for a second, I thought I was back in
Manhattan.
Lucky Luciano’s Pizzeria is located at
1881D Andell Bluf Boulevard in Bohicket
Marina. For more info or to place an order,
call 768-0210.
Bohicket Marina Gets Lucky
ne w p i zze r i a Boas t s t he Be s t oF ny s t y l e p i zza
By hannah Dockery
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L
ast weekend marked a special
anniversary for Camp St.
Christopher on Seabrook Island. In
1938, St. Christopher moved from Edisto
Island to Seabrook Island, where she has
now lived for 75 years! Te buildings,
staf, and volunteers have all changed over
countless times, but the heart and mission
of the camp remains the same.
On Sunday, the summer staf of the
camp held the seventh annual regatta.
Both past and present staf members,
along with a myriad of spectators, watched
as celebrators hit the water. Tanks to
Ralph Secoy for capturing these amazing
shots, and congratulations to Camp
St. Christopher on this monumental
achievement. Here’s to 75 more wonderful
years of changing lives!
Camp St. Christopher Celebrates 75 with Regatta
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Island Connection Calendar July 17
Friday, J une 28
Music on the Green: Palmetto Soul
Join us in 2013 all summer long for our
Music on the Green Concert Series! Every
Friday evening from 6 – 9 p.m., we will host
a variety of bands from across the Southeast
during a free outdoor concert. Sponsored by
Te Town of Kiawah. Food and beverage
will be available for purchase. Don’t forget
your beach chair or blanket! Freshfelds
Village.
Bourbon Dinner at 82 Queen
Guests will experience the classic yet
innovative cuisine of 82 Queen paired with
another American classic, Jim Beam. Te
dinner will feature Jim Beam’s diverse line
of bourbons such as Basil Hayden’s and
Knob Creek. Chef Steven Lusby has created
a menu that not only compliments their
unique bourbons, but infuses the elixirs
into the dishes. In order to keep the dinner
intimate, only 40 tickets will be available for
the event. $79/advance and $99/day of. To
purchase your tickets, call 82 Queen at
723-7591 or SCharles@82Queen.com.
Tuesday, J uly 2
Charleston County Bookmobile
Te Charleston County Bookmobile will
be at Freshfelds Village the frst and third
Tuesday of every month from 10:00 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. Te Bookmobile will be parked
behind Hege’s and Java Java. Sponsored by
the Charleston County Public Library.
Wednesday, J uly 3
Kids Fishing Tournament at Bohicket
Marina
Kids, do you have what it takes to become
the best fsherman around? Come out and
test your skills in this family fun event.
Sponsored by Te Bohicket Merchants
Association. Two sessions: 9 – 10 a.m.
and 10 – 11 a.m. $5 includes pole and
bait. Bohicket Marina and Market.
Starlight Cinema: Mirror Mirror
Join us every Wednesday this summer
for a movie under the stars during our
Starlight Cinema Series. Freshfelds Village
Green. Showtime is at 8:30 p.m., so bring a
chair or blanket and enjoy the free show!
Thursday, J uly 4
Happy Independence Day!
Make sure to check out our
guide to the area’s most
popular activities on page
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Friday, J uly 5
Music on the Green: Hot
Sauce
Join us in 2013 all summer
long for our Music on the
Green Concert Series! Every
Friday evening from 6 – 9
p.m., we will host a variety
of bands from across the
Southeast during a free
outdoor concert. Sponsored
by Te Town of Kiawah.
Food and beverage will
be available for purchase.
Don’t forget your beach
chair or blanket! Freshfelds Village.
Monday, J uly 7
Kiawah Island Brown Trash and Waste
Pickup
Lawn chairs, grills, toasters, lamps, small
microwaves, computers, printers, folding
or beach chairs, mattresses, box springs,
bicycles, strollers. For larger items such
as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., call
Suburban Disposal 873-4810 to a schedule
pickup at an additional cost. All brown
trash must be placed on the curb by 8 a.m.
to ensure collection.
Wednesday, J uly 10
Bob Bell Charleston Summer Classic
Horse Show
Te Charleston Summer Classics were the
frst horse shows produced by the Classic
Company and laid the framework for the
shows that would capture the attention
of the equestrian community. New this
year, Classic Company will host two
Grand Prix in addition to its roster of
hunter, jumper and equitation events that
provide something for everyone! 8 a.m. – 6
p.m. Tis event is open to the public for
spectators. For details, visit www.ccprc.com/
mullethall or call 768-5867.

Kids Fishing Tournament at Bohicket
Marina
Kids, do you have what it takes to become
the best fsherman around? Come out and
test your skills in this family fun event.
Sponsored by Te Bohicket Merchants
Association. Two sessions: 9 – 10 a.m. and
10 – 11 a.m. $5 includes pole and bait.
Bohicket Marina and Market.
Starlight Cinema: Te Natural
Join us every Wednesday this summer for a
movie under the stars during our Starlight
Cinema Series. Freshfelds Village Green.
Showtime is at 8:30 p.m., so bring a chair or
blanket and enjoy the free show!
Thursday, J uly 11
Johns Island Schoolhouse Museum:
Stories on the Porch
Enjoy a one-hour program of stories and
activities. Kids will learn about local history
and culture, and what it was like to attend
school during a “simpler” time. Admission is
FREE! Children ages 5 – 12. 10 a.m. Johns
Island Schoolhouse Museum.
Home School by the Sea: Sandy Feathers
Take a closer look at the unique
characteristics of birds. Beginning birders
will use binoculars to observe birds on the
beach, watch for bird behaviors, and learn
how to identify common species. Designed
for homeschoolers, but all are welcome.
A registered chaperone is required for all
participants. Pre-registration required. 10 –
11 a.m. Ages 6 – 10. $9/$7 CCR Discount.
Dive in Movie at Loggerhead Grill
Families are welcome to foat around
Te Sanctuary Pool while watching a
family favorite movie. Whether you
swim or lounge, you won’t be able to
miss the show on the infatable movie
screen. Te Loggerhead Bar will extend
their hours through the end of the event.
Complimentary. Movie: Rise of the
Guardians.
Friday, J uly 12
Music on the Green: Plane Jane
Join us in 2013 all summer long for our
Music on the Green Concert Series! Every
Friday evening from 6 – 9 p.m., we will host
a variety of bands from across the Southeast
during a free outdoor concert. Sponsored by
Te Town of Kiawah. Food and beverage
will be available for purchase. Don’t forget
your beach chair or blanket! Freshfelds
Village.
sunday, J uly 14
Extraordinary God
Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the
Kiawah Island sunset, live music, and the
incredible, inspiration story of Matt. While
addicted to drugs, Matt attempted suicide
by entering the ocean at Folly Beach. After
18 hours in the water, God rescued him and
brought him to the shore at the Sanctuary
Hotel. 6 p.m. Te Sanctuary Hotel,
beachfront, Kiawah Island. Free entry.
Gate access by saying you are attending
“Extraordinary God.” For more info, visit
www.reawake.org.
Wednesday, J uly 17
Kids Fishing Tournament at Bohicket
Marina
Kids, do you have what it takes to become
the best fsherman around? Come out and
test your skills in this family fun event.
Sponsored by Te Bohicket
Merchants Association. Two
sessions: 9 – 10 a.m. and 10 –
11 a.m. $5 includes pole and
bait. Bohicket Marina and
Market.
Starlight Cinema: Dolphin
Tale
Join us every Wednesday this
summer for a movie under
the stars during our Starlight
Cinema Series. Freshfelds
Village Green. Showtime is
at 8:30 p.m., so bring a chair
or blanket and enjoy the free
show!
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John’s Island Regional Library
3531 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC
559-1945
*Babygarten (under 24 months with adult)
Mondays, July 22 and 29 at 10:30
*Registration requested; call branch for
details
Wee Reads (18 – 24 months with adult)
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Time for Twos (24 – 36 months with
adult)
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:30
a.m.
Preschool Storytime (3 – 6 years)
Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 10:30
a.m.
Computer Basics (adults/young adults)
Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tis class provides a basic introduction to
the personal computer and its parts. Learn
how to use the mouse and navigate the
computer screen. Tere is time for hands-
on practice. No computer experience is
necessary.
Word 2007 Basics (adults/young adults)
Tuesday, July 9 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registration starts 6/25
An introduction to the basic tools of
Microsoft Word. Learn how to enter and
format text, change margins and line
spacing, and copy and paste text. Saving
and printing tips will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: Some experience using a
mouse will be helpful.
Word: Beyond the Basics (adults/young
adults)
Tuesday, July 16 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registration starts 7/2
In this follow-up to Word Basics learn
how to set tabs, create columns, paste text
from the Internet, insert page numbers,
add ClipArt and photographs, and format
text as you design a simple newsletter.
Prerequisite: Word Basics or some
experience with MS Word will be helpful.
All computer classes are free. For more
information please call 559-1945 and ask
for the Reference Department. Class space
is available for 8 participants per session.
Teen Trivia (ages 12-18)
July 1 – July 31
Stop by the Reference desk to answer the
daily question for a chance to win a sweet
treat.
Center for Birds of Prey (all ages)
Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m.
Learn interesting facts about these
beautiful creatures, and see them up close.
Zumba (adults)
Mondays, July 1, 15 and 22 from 6 – 7
p.m.
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, and 31 from 6 –
7 p.m.
Join us for a fun and energetic Zumba
aerobics class.
Young Adult Wii Time (ages 12-18)
Tuesday, July 2 and 16 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Get your gaming on! Join us for in the
Auditorium to play the Wii.
PLAY: We All Scream For Ice Cream (all
ages)
Tuesday, July 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month, and
learn about the origins of ice cream and
chocolate.
Art All Day (all ages)
Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10 a.m. –
3 p.m.
Enjoy an array of art activities.
Family Fun and Games (all ages)
Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11 a.m.
– 1 p.m.
Bring the whole family for gaming fun,
including board and Wii games.
PLAY: Children’s Movie (all ages)
Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m.
Journey 2: Te Mysterious Island (Rated
PG; 94 minutes)
Te Great Fettucini (all ages)
Monday, July 8 at 2 p.m.
Experience an interactive juggling
performance with lots of laughs.
Beneath the Surface Teen Movie: Jack the
Giant Slayer (ages 12-18)
Tuesday, July 9 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Tis flm tells the story of an ancient war
that is reignited when a young farmhand
unwittingly opens a gateway between
our world and a fearsome race of giants.
Unleashed on the earth for the frst time
in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim
the land they once lost, forcing the young
man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop
them. Rated PG-13; 114 minutes.
June 28
Fourth of July
Activity Guide
Can’t decide what to do this
Independence Day? Check
out our exclusive guide
below, which lists the areas
most spectacular events to
celebrate our great country.
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Seabrook
Fourth of July Fireworks
Te Town of Seabrook sponsored
freworks exhibition scheduled for
Wednesday, July 3 will be behind the
Island House at the Club again this year.
Picnic on the practice golf range, and
the Club will ofer a cash bar and BBQ
grills. Te freworks will go of from the
9th Fairway. Everyone is invited, and no
reservations are necessary for the event.
Te fun begins at 4 p.m. Rain date set for
Friday, July 5.
Home of the Free Because of the Brave
Te annual Seabrook 4th of July Parade
will be held on Tursday with participants
lining up at 9 a.m. and a start time for the
parade at 9:30 a.m. Floats and mailboxes
will not be judged, but everyone is
encouraged to participate and make this
a great community event for families,
friends, and guests. Registration forms
will be on fiers going out mid month.
After the parade, go to Te Lake House
for hot dogs and tours of the fre engines!
Fourth of July Walk/Run
Join your fellow Seabrookers on Friday,
July 5 at 8 a.m. for Seabrook’s Fourth
of July (just over a) 5K Walk/Run. Tis
family friendly race will have participants
start and fnish at Te Lake House and
take individuals through the front half
of the island. Whether you’re going for
a personal best or this is your frst 5K,
Seabrook’s Fourth of July Walk/Run is
not a race to be missed!
Kiawah
Ice Cream Social at Beaches & Cream
Come celebrate America as you build
the ultimate ice cream sundae with all of
your favorite toppings! Small sundae $9,
Large sundae $11. Beaches & Cream, the
Sanctuary. 7 – 10 p.m.
Loggerhead Grill Fourth of July Party
Loggerhead Grill will be hosting an
all day Fourth of July party. Have fun in
the sun with tons of activities including
hair braiding, live music, clowns, and
freworks in the evening. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. $42/adults, $16 kids
(4 – 12). Pool and Beach Services are
for Sanctuary guests only and dining is
available for all.
Celebrate the Red White & Blue
Bring your family and friends to
celebrate America’s Independence on the
scenic oceanfront Terrace Lawn at Te
Sanctuary. Indulge in fantastic food and
classic cold festive drinks while enjoying
the All American Band. Children will be
able to participate in the fun flled activities
and games that will be provided leading
up to the freworks held on the beach
promptly at 9:40 p.m. Te fun begins at
5:30 p.m. All are invited to join in the
evening events. Adults $48; Children $24
Reservations required; community style
seating.
Fourth of July Firework Shoe
Come out to the Sanctuary’s beach and
watch a spectacular freworks show. No
coolers permitted. Show begins at 9:40
p.m.
Johns Island
Fourth of July 5k
Kick start your holiday activities with a
5k cross country run on dirt trails through
scenic Johns Island. Awards will be given
to the top 3 male and female winners,
top 3 age group, and top masters. Early
registration is $20 with shirt and $15
without. Late day registration is $25/$20.
Race begins at 8 a.m. Trophy Lakes, 3050
Marlin Road, Johns Island.
Downtown
Sizzling Summer at Circa 1886
Celebrate America, Charleston style
at Circa 1886’s annual Sizzling Summer
Celebration. Enjoy cold libations and a
picnic of southern delicacies hot of the
grill, along with live jazz music. After
dark, walk up to Wentworth Mansion to
celebrate with a glass of champagne and a
frework show. $70/person.
Blues & BBQ Harbor Tour
Want something a little diferent this
holiday? Enjoy this two-hour harbor
special 4th of July harbor cruise with a
delicious bufet from Home Team BBQ.
Event features live blues from well-known
Blues Bands. 7 – 9 p.m. 10 Wharfside
Street, Charleston. For more info, visit
www.charlestonharbortours.com.
SC Aquarium Celebration
Celebrate the Fourth of July over the
blue waters of the Cooper River on the
Riverside Terrace of the SC Aquarium.
Enjoy fun for the whole family, tasty BBQ
from Smoky Oak Taproom, beer from
Holy City Brewing, a 4D movie, music,
and of course, a great view of freworks
overlooking the Harbor! Event sells out
every summer. 7 p.m. Tickets include
beer, refreshments and food. $55/adults,
$30/children. Please bring your own
chairs and blankets. No personal coolers
allowed.
Civic
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(CAPTION) New Executive
Director Jill Ledford
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and hail coverage to coastal residents in
1971. But even their website states that they
are a “last chance” insurer. With options for
coverage up to $1.3 million for residential structures, SC Wind and Hail protects your
structure, contents, loss of use and increased cost of construction. What it doesn’t cover,
according to Wynn & Associates co-owner Maria Wynn, is extended replacement cost
of the house, wind driven rain coverage, and there is no replacement cost on the house
itself if it was built before 1950 or if it’s a secondary/rental property. Additionally, there
is a waiting period before loss of use starts paying and in most cases, a home needs to
have separate food insurance for a claim to pay the replacement cost of the house, even
if it’s not in a special food hazard zone.
“If you talk to an [insurance] agent and they say that the only place you can get wind
and hail coverage is with SC Wind and Hail, that doesn’t mean that another insurance
company can’t fnd someone to insure you for wind and hail. Some companies can
only put you with a wind pool. My advice is that anyone looking for wind and hail
insurance should call around to at least three or four diferent agents and diferent types
of insurers. Be educated; ask questions,” says Wynn.
Homeowners can also take steps to reduce the cost of their wind and hail insurance
by taking protective measures such as installing roof clips, adding a layer of secondary
water resistance under roof shingles, installing roof straps or anchor bolts, and installing
hurricane shutters. Some companies even give a discount for excessive
wind glass. Tese measures, called wind mitigation credits, can help
reduce your wind and hail insurance costs by up to 20%. And for
those homeowners who can’t aford the immediate cost of these
improvements, the state currently ofers grants for home protection
measures on a frst come, frst serve basis through the SC Safe Home
program.
One of the major problems with wind and hail coverage, however,
is that fact that it exists in the frst place. Tis past year, the Consumer
Federation of America (CFA) released a report titled, Te Insurance
Industry’s Incredible Disappearing Weather Catastrophe Risk: How
Insurers Have Shifted Risk and Costs Associated with Weather
Catastrophes to Consumers and Taxpayers. In it, author J. Robert
Hunter, Director of Insurance for the CFA, states that “…insurers
have ‘mastered’ hurricanes by shifting the lion’s share of the risk and
costs to consumers and taxpayers.”
Insurance companies, Hunter states, have become quite adept at
convincing government to use tax dollars to help them avoid risk.
“Te state pools have become the largest writers of insurance in
some states. Such an arrangement allows insurers to cherry pick
these states, keeping the safest risks for themselves and shifting the
highest risks onto the taxpayers of the state, thereby socializing high-
risk, potentially unproftable policies and privatizing the low-risk,
proftable business. It is akin to solving the health insurance crisis by
requiring states to cover sick or terminally ill patients, while the private sector writes
coverage for young and healthy consumers,” states Hunter.
As a solution, his report recommends that states ban any anti-concurrent causation
clauses and hurricane deductibles unless the storm is classifed as a hurricane throughout
its journey within the state. It also recommends that states adopt California’s approach
to consumer participation in regulatory proceedings, allowing consumers to receive
reimbursement for hiring experts such as actuaries and economists if they make
a “substantial contribution” to a case. Additionally, states should stay on top of the
insurance market so they can make informed decisions about whether their state
markets are truly competitive. Lastly, the report recommends that coastal states join
together to form a compact that shares common issues stemming from hurricane risk.
While a multi-state consortium to deal with sharing the cost of hurricanes has yet to
be formed, homeowners should continue to shop around for the best deal on wind and
hail insurance. One company’s bid might be completely diferent from the next; the key
is to ask the right questions.
For more information about SC Wind and Hail, visit www.SCwind.
com. For more information about SC Safe Home, visit www.SCSafeHome.
com. To read the full CFA report, visit www.consumerfed.org/pdfs/
InsuranceRegulationHurricaneRiskDisappearingCoverageStudy2-12.pdf. For more
information about Wynn & Associates, visit www.wynninsurancesc.com.
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Computer Corner What’s Hot
C
elebrating the fourth is a wonderful
thing to do with family and friends
here at the beach, along with
our guests from all over. We have a big
abundance of joy and love to share with
others with that “southern charm” and it
is well received by all. BUT we sure don’t
want our private lives and private info
“shared” while we are at it. So let’s go over
some common mistakes in our digital life
and see if we can diminish them.
First if using a wireless modem to
broadcast a signal in your home please
make sure it is “secured” with a password.
You want to make sure that you are
using WPA2 encryption and a password
that is not easily hacked…. So don’t
use “password” as it, nor 123456789 or
qwerty123. Use a name or object known to
you such as a dog’s name or your favorite
cheese, something you can remember
fairly easily. Ten tweak it a bit by using
one of the special characters (such as the @
symbol) to replace a letter. For example if
I was to use rentabob I would change the
“a” to be the @ symbol and add a couple
of numbers plus capitalize one or 2 letters.
So rentabob would become Rent@Bob45.
Now we have a difcult password that is
easily remembered but hard for someone
who does not know you to fgure out.
Second make sure you are careful with
who you allow to access your computer.
If you have received a solicitation for
computer repair work by phone or
Internet, be very wary and careful. Many
want to log onto your computer thru a
website that you enter into your browser.
Ten the “person” on the other end has
access to your computer and can basically
do anything they want including fxing
whatever they told you was wrong, along
with adding any malware (viruses) they
want, disabling protection for future
intrusions into the computer without
your knowledge, etc. I’ve had some bad
comments about a company called iYogi,
among others. BEWARE of someone
wanting to help you for nothing, and
make sure you know the person working
on your computer. Remember that just
because someone is on the phone with you
does not mean it’s the same person/thing
working on your computer remotely. It
could be anyone, anywhere in the world
and he or she may or may not know what
he or she is doing.
Lastly make sure you have some sort
of back up plan for your precious data.
Te data you want to save is generally
only important to you, IE those great
pictures of children/grandchildren, which
are irreplaceable to you. Consider an
external hard drive located in your home
attached either to the computer or to your
network. Te cost is in the $70 to $300
range depending on the setup. You can
also consider doing an online backup such
as Carbonite. I generally like to have my
data within my grasp and recommend
the external hard drive in your home. If
disaster is imminent you can grab it and
go.
With all the above I suggest using a
professional to setup or fx problems from
outside sources.
Look forward to some good questions
and helping you out. If you need immediate
assistance you can always call Rent A Bob at
822-7794 or email at rentabob@live.com.
Happy Fourth of July
By BoB Hooper
I
t is that time of year again where we celebrate our nation’s independence. One way
we do this is with freworks displays. Even though the safest way to enjoy freworks
is going to a professional display we want to give you some facts and safety tips for
your personal displays.
Facts
• No consumer freworks on Kiawah Island
• No consumer freworks on Seabrook Island
• Consumer freworks can travel over 150 feet
• Sparklers can reach 1200 degrees
• Fireworks fuses last 3-9 seconds
Consumer freworks when used for public display require a permit from the SC
State Fire Marshal. In 2010, freworks-related injuries in South Carolina included: 182
non-fatal injuries, including serious burns, contusions, and other trauma; 177 people
were treated in emergency departments, and 5 were admitted into the hospitals; 51
percent of the injuries occurred in the summer, 20 percent in winter, 16 percent in fall,
and 13 percent in spring.
Safety
• Read and follow all manufacturers directions and recommendations
• Make sure adults supervise and light all freworks
• Do not point freworks at people
• Do not throw freworks
• Use freworks only in an open area free of fammable materials
• Light freworks one at a time
• Do not attempt to repair or relight freworks
• Soak freworks that malfunction or do not light with water
• Keep children a safe distance away from freworks
• Store freworks in a cool dry place
• Do not put freworks in your pockets
Please be responsible in the use of consumer freworks. As always if you have any
questions contact the St. John’s Fire/Rescue, Fire Prevention Division at 864-4384.
Put Safety First this
Fourth of July
By CHad Kelly
June 28, 2013
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Fishing
T
im McGraw piped through the
speakers as I walked onto the dock
at Bohicket Marina for the 25th
annual Invitational Billfsh Tournament.
It was Saturday, the fnal day of the
tournament, and I watched as the crew
on the sport fshing boats docked and
unloaded their catches.
I wandered along the sidewalk
and passed people leaning on the rail
overlooking the water. It was a beautiful
evening with blue skies and just a few
clouds providing shade at just that right
moment.
Families were eating, couples were
drinking, and friends were laughing at
jokes. Children were running around and
dancing to the music. Tere were sponsors
handing out tons of free koozies and
merchandise. It was a festive crowd.
At the end of the marina, the
tournament ofcials were weighing the
fsh as the boats came in.
On Saturday, it seemed, the majority
of the fsh caught were dolphin, beautiful
blue and green scaled fsh with funny
looking square heads.
Te frst fsh I saw being hoisted into
the air by this rope-and-pulley system was
a 47-pound dolphin.
It was still early, and of the 16 boats
that went out that day, only 6 had come
into the marina.
I had a little time
before the next boat
brought their fsh to be
weighed, so I headed
over to check on this
fshing simulation
game the children
were enjoying. Tis
game allowed players
to actually experience
what it feels like to land
a 60-pound billfsh.
A young boy about 6
years old was playing,
and it looked like he
had caught a big one!
Back at the scales, a participant in the
youth fshing category of the tournament
brought his 9.2-pound dolphin fsh to the
scale.
Around 7 p.m. the music changed
from recorded hits to a band and even
more people fltered into the marina.
All the boats were in for the evening
and the tournament participants were
enjoying food and a party while they
waited for the results to be tallied.
At the end of the evening, the awards
were given to the top fshermen, the angler
who caught the biggest dolphin, the top
fsherwomen and the top youth fshermen.
In the tournament overall, the total fsh
released was 12 blue marlins, one white
marlin and 14 sailfsh.
First place overall was awarded to
Showtime with three blue marlins and
one sailfsh. Second place went to Cacique
with two blue marlins and one sailfsh.
Game On earned third place with six
sailfsh.
Drew Wilkinson landed the largest
dolphin, weighing 60 pounds, 6 ounces.
Kelli Ann Roof from Game On earned
frst place in the female category with fve
sailfsh released. Second in the female
category was Arica Simmons aboard Arica
with one white marlin and one sailfsh.
Finishing third place was Lynne Simmons
with a 43.8-pound dolphin.
Te youth champion was Loyce Turner
from Legal Holiday with a 31.6-pound
dolphin. Second was Bennett Wyatt on
Sportsman with a 22.2-pound dolphin.
Rivers Simmons came in third place on
Arica with a 20.4-pound dolphin.
Bohicket Billfsh Tournament Huge Success
S howt i me e ar nS f i r S t p l ac e i n
25t h annual Bi l l f i S h tour name nt
By BetSey poore
PhotobyRalPhSecoy
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Roadtrips CHarleston!
T
he Blue Ridge Parkway winds
through the rolling Shenandoah
Valley in Virginia past mountain
hamlets and forests that stretch to the
horizon. And then…like a mirage,
a plateau suddenly emerges with a
surprising spectacle: tents, fags, cars,
trailers, stages, trapezes and, even from a
distance, the sound of music. Floydfest:
one of the premier musical destinations
in the country, unique for its family
atmosphere, environmental consciousness
and seriously great music.
On ten strategically placed stages is a
breathtaking variety of music. Te best
part is discovering bands you never knew
while waiting for the headliners. When
we attended, we found our new favorite
band, Pimps of Joytown, while waiting for
a set by Grace Potter. During a rollicking
set by Cyro Baptista, I move up stage
side to examine the unusual percussion
instruments he had fashioned from
reclaimed bathroom plumbing pipes. On
the cozy Folklore Workshop Porch, I sat
in the shade with a small audience and
listened to mountain music and tales.
Floydfest is the kind of place where your
teenager will actually be glad to join you
on vacation. One fan wrote, “Michael
Franti drew my daughter and me there.
She did her thing and I did mine. Great
to see my 15-year-old daughter in awe of
the possibility of exploring other genres
of music. Best time ever for us. She is
now the hula hoop queen.” In fact the
headliner this year, Edward Sharpe
and the Magnetic Zeros, is one of my
granddaughter (and my) favorite bands.
Te festival is renowned for its eclectic
programming with producer Kris Hodges
saying he’s “super psyched” for the 12th
year’s lineup, which will “…continue to
push our creativity further and further.”
Among the featured bands this year
will also be Te Lumineers, Old Crow
Medicine Show, John Butler Trio, Brandi
Carlile, Gogol Bordello, Citizen Cope,
Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot
Tuna, and Donavon Frankenreiter and
dozens of others. So even if you haven’t
heard of these bands, you can depend on
the festival’s reputation for booking great
music.
Need an intermission? Tere is
organized hiking, a fun run, kayaking,
mountain biking, yoga, massage,
geocaching, disc golf, panel discussions
and (phew!) a hammock napping area.
During the day a dj plays soothing music
in the yoga area but it transforms once
it’s dark into a supernaturally lit “Silent
Disco” with music provided to dancers
via wireless headphones. Almost as much
fun to watch as it is to do.
At the large Children’s Universe kids’
activities are geared to various ages:
a toddler playground, TaekwonDo,
tetherball, costumed parades and open
mic stages. A special “Teen Scene” is a
safe area for teenagers to meet and create,
drum and dream. Crafters and artisans
represent the fourishing mountain
talent.
Most folks camp at Floydfest but
it requires planning and patience. Te
parking is ofsite and requires shuttle
busses and hauling gear. Te organizers
do their best to make it comfortable
by ofering some quiet camps and
providing basic amenities but the set-up
is crowded and mostly sunny. You can
also pay top dollar for a VIP ticket, which
includes premier camping, and a host
of advantages like catering and on-stage
seating. Our group stayed about 30
minutes up the Blue Ridge Parkway in a
condominium. Te disadvantage was the
drive. Te advantage was the opportunity
to explore the area more widely. We
enjoyed excursions to Mabry Mill and the
town of Floyd particularly.
Many local vendors are among the
dozens of food choices. No one stands
in line too long even though the festival
usually attracts 15,000 people. Beer is only
sold in designated “Beer Gardens” which
have their own music stages. Buying a
refllable commemorative tin beer cup is
required to cut down on the trash. Tis
is just one signifcant way that the festival
stresses environmental consciousness. Te
array of refuse cans marked “recyclable,”
“compostable” and “landfll” shows their
commitment.
Ardent music festival-goers tout
Floydfest as a way to rekindle the fre of
attending a live music performance. Every
time you glance around at the view of
mountains that surround you, instead of
a sea of 80,000 people (as in Bonnaroo),
you feel it. Afterwards your brain is soggy
from absorbing so much music, you’re
eager to download your new favorites and
share the Floydfest experience with your
friends.
Following the Parkway to Floydfest
By Carol antman
If You Go:
Floydfest is July 25 to 28, 2013 near Floyd, VA. www.foydfest.com Tickets
range from $185 for 3-day pass to $1200 for two VIP tickets. Day passes are also
available.
PHOTOBYNANCYBELL
PHOTOSBYROGERGUPTA
PHOTOBYRUSSHELGREN
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Nature & Wildlife
Turtles continues from cover
PHOTOBYRALPHSECOY
turtles came to the South Carolina
Aquarium to free up space for the New
England Aquarium as part of an on-going
partnership between the two facilities.
Treatment included antibiotic and
vitamin injections, fuid therapy, a healthy
diet and regular physical examinations.
Cheyenne and Wellfeet
Tese two sea turtles, also Kemp’s
ridleys, were transported to the
Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital a month
after the previous group. Tey were also
found cold stunned in New England and
were fown down to South Carolina on a
separate fight donated by pilot Michael
Taylor. Treatment included antibiotic and
vitamin injections, fuid therapy, a healthy
diet and of course TLC.
When sea turtles are exposed to cold
water temperatures for long periods
of time, they undergo a hypothermic
reaction. Symptoms of that reaction
include a decreased heart rate, decreased
circulation, and lethargy, which may be
followed by shock, pneumonia and, in the
worst case scenarios, death. Sea turtles are
afected by cold-stunning because they
are cold-blooded reptiles that depend on
their environment to regulate their body
temperature. In cold weather, they don’t
have the ability to warm themselves and
typically migrate to warmer waters around
the end of October.
You can help care for sea turtles in
recovery at the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle
Hospital by going to www.scaquarium.
org and making a donation. While online,
you can also visit the Sea Turtle Hospital’s
blog at http://seaturtlehospital.blogspot.
com/ to track the progress of patients
currently being cared for at the hospital.
You can also fnd out more about visiting
the hospital as part of a behind-the-scenes
tour.
In partnership with the South Carolina
Department of Natural Resources
(SCDNR), the South Carolina Aquarium
Sea Turtle Rescue Program works to
rescue, rehabilitate and release sea turtles
that strand along the South Carolina
coast. Located in the Aquarium, the Sea
Turtle Hospital admits 20 to 30 sea turtles
each year. Many of these animals are in
critical condition and some are too sick to
save.
According to SCDNR, over the last
10 years the average number of sea turtle
standings on South Carolina beaches each
year is 130. Of these, roughly 10% are
alive and successfully transported to the
Sea Turtle Hospital. To date, the South
Carolina Aquarium has successfully
rehabilitated and released 112 sea turtles
and is currently treating 20 patients. Te
average cost for each patient’s treatment is
$36 a day with the average length of stay
reaching nine months.
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