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A Warm & Wet Beginning
t was exceptionally warm
on the 1
of January, when
plucky participants “plopped”
into the waters off the Isle of
Palms. The water, however, was
still predictably cold.
“We did the Sullivan’s Island
Polar Plunge for four years,” says
club organizer, Karen Ward-
Linker. “Three years ago they
started their own Polar Plop.”
This year, the Polar Plop had
approximately 11 swimmers this
year. There were approximately
fve swimmers last year. About
25 spectators, watched
from the beach, grateful
that the plop was not
(right: IOP Plunge crew from l to r) Megan Caine, Angie Klick,
Peggy Urbanic, Kitty Riley, Anne Cook, Paul Linker, Karen Linker,
Viki Fox, Tom Pace, Lilly Albertson, Meg Albertson, Sanders
2 January 20, 2012
n January 3
, the City of the Isle of
Palms inaugurated four members of
City Council, as well as a member of
the Water and Sewer Commission.
As each inductee approached the front the
room, Town Administrator and MC for the
evening, Linda Lovvorn Tucker, introduced
the members of council and those who joined
them for the swearing in.
Ryan Buckhannon was the frst to be sworn
in by City historian and record keeper, Marie
Copeland. A veteran of city council, this will
be Ryan’s fourth term. He was joined by his
wife, Sonja, and his three sons, Ashton, Beck
and Colin.
Jimmy Carroll was the next to be sworn
in by former City Council member, Leola
Hanberry. This will be Jimmy’s frst term. He
was joined by Trish Elise and his three sons,
Jimmy, Winslow and Capers.
Michael G. Loftus was then sworn in by
Marie Copland. He was joined by his wife,
Marla. This will be his second term. In his
last term, he served as Mayor Pro Tempore.
As he approached, Linda warned the town
that Michael is something of a “jokester.”
Jimmy Ward was sworn in by friend,
Kathleen Allen and he was joined by his twin
sister. This was also Jimmy’s second term.
His last term was in the late 80’s and early
90’s, during hurricane Hugo.
Nicholas J. Stroud was the last to be sworn
in by Marie Copeland. He will be starting his
second six year term as Commissioner of
Public Works. He was joined by
his spouse Marlene.
Mayor Dick Cronin said a few
words following the inauguration.
He described the community
as “loving and sensitive” and
expressed a desire to “maintain
the integrity of what has been
built in the past.”
He went on to summarize some
of last year’s accomplishments
and improvements, including
fnishing the drainage project,
paving of new roads, improving
communications with the building
of a new cell tower, the new
lighting system on Front Beach,
and the renovation of City Hall.
The Mayor encouraged citizens
to get involved with the Isle of
Palms Recreation Center. He
also mentioned the receipt of the
award for “Best Restored Beach.”
A self-professed lover of
statistics and data, he cited the arrest of 400
people, which is down for the fourth year in a
row. He also stated that the fre department
responded to 410 alarms and had 252
emergency medical calls.
The Mayor also mentioned the steps that
have been taken to improve parking and the
efforts of the Water and Sewer Commission to
provide the city with good, clean water.
In terms of fnances, the Isle of Palms
concludes the year "$580,000 to the good."
The City is under budget in their general
fund, but they have maintained their budget
in other areas.
The City Council meeting itself went by very
quickly. Approximately three minutes long,
it was much like watching an auction. The
meeting then adjourned for refreshments.
Isle of Palms Inauguration
(l to r) Ryan Buckhannon, Mike Loftus, Jimmy Ward and Jimmy Carroll
cut the cake after their inauguration.
January 20, 2012
Isle of Palms
Tuesday, January 24
City Council Special Meeting
1207 Palm Boulevard
City Council Meeting
1207 Palm Boulevard
Wednesday, February 1
Municipal Court
1207 Palm Boulevard
Thursday, February 2
Personnel Committee Meeting
1207 Palm Boulevard, 2
Livability Court
1207 Palm Boulevard
Sullivan's Island
Wednesday, January 25
Planning Commission
1610 Middle Street
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n Monday, Jan 9
Sullivan’s Island Town
Council reviewed
Cummings and McCrady’s
survey report, which summarizes
how trees currently growing on
the grounds of the Sullivan’s
Island Elementary School will
be impacted by the school’s new
The report includes two survey
drawings annotated to show
impacted trees and an inventory
sheet listing every impacted
tree, both onsite and offsite.
The drawings show the current
location of trees overlaid by the
new school structure. Of the
trees listed, 22 are Palmettos,
which can be transplanted to the
front of the school, 13 are oaks,
and 10 are cedars. There is also
one hackberry tree.
The removal or relocation of the
trees will be the frst step in the
demolition of the current school
structure, and the frst physical
sign that a new school will be
built. The town hopes to work
with Cummings and McCrady to
leave as many trees as possible
in their original location, relocate
those which can be relocated,
and remove the trees in the event
that other options fail.
In the current design, an
apparatus access road wraps
around the back of the school
along the seawall, creating a
continuous loop which would
require the removal of 9 of the
13 oak trees on school grounds.
In a moment of inspiration, Fire
chief Anthony Stith suggested
the apparatus access road be
terminated before it reaches the
patch of oak trees. “The road
can be split to go around the oak
trees,” suggested Chief Stith “We
told them we wanted a 20 ft. road,
but it doesn’t have to be a loop.”
He then explained that as long as
there is a T at the end of the road,
fre trucks and other vehicles
could easily turn around.
The only problem with this,
explained Greg Gress, the
Manager of the Sullivan’s Island
Water and Sewer Department, is
that a waterline is supposed to
run under the apparatus access,
between the back of the school
and the seawall. If the road were
to be broken, as Chief Anthony
Stith proposed, the root structure
below the clump of oaks would
block the waterline. “There is a
possibility the waterline could
be moved outside the seawall,”
suggested Greg.
A suggestion was also made
that a few trees in the grouping
could be removed to make room
for the waterline. In response,
Greg explained that trees should
not be anywhere near the
waterline because the trees may
grow and create a safety problem
for the waterline or may impact
the health of the trees themselves.
DOT would like a palm tree
removed from the right of way,
as well as the palmetto on the
property line at Station 21.
They also require pecan tree to
be trimmed back. These are all
acceptable to Town Council.
Town Council will do everything
in their power to keep as many
trees as possible in their original
location and will make an effort
to replant those that must be
moved, particularly Class II trees,
assured Mayor Pro Tempore,
Mike Perkis.
For more information, visit www.
Trees Please
Aview of the trees behind SIES.
Letters to the Editor...
4 January 20, 2012
Dear Editor,
I was very surprised to read the
Letter to the Editor in your last
issue and disappointed about
the circumstances surrounding
Mrs. Oltorik’s departure from the
Planning Commission. I wonder
why Councilman Marty Bettelli,
one of the holdovers from the
Sottile big box era, made such a
motion. He offered no rationale
for NOT wanting Mrs. Oltorik on
the planning commission for a
second term.
Interestingly, his motion was
supported by Councilmen Ryan
Buckhannon, Sandy Stone,
Jimmy Carroll and Jimmy Ward.
How sad that they would show
such animosity towards such a
dedicated civic minded citizen.
Then to see that this group decided
to eliminate Mrs. Oltorik and re-
appoint Ron Denton to his 4
on the Planning Commission.
That’s right his FOURTH Term,
another holdover from the Sottile
big box era. Mr. Denton is an
architect who has designed many
homes on the Isle of Palms, and
is of course, realtor friendly.
Mr. Denton voted AGAINST the
short term rental ordinance that
was sent to Planning by Council
for consideration back in May
of 2010, a compromise that
grandfathered all current short
term rentals and limited only
future short term rentals to 12
persons. And this passed despite
his objections 5 to 2. What do you
think this cadre of people want to
see as the future of our island?
It’s not too hard to fgure out.
MJ O’Brien
Back Bay Dr.
Isle of Palms
Dear Editor,
As residents of Sullivan’s
Island we are no doubt incredibly
fortunate to live in such a one-of-
a-kind place. We welcome visitors
year round from the immediate
vicinity and afar, who long for
such a place to live and raise
There are valuable tangible and
intangible elements that make
this place special. We have made
every effort to date to maintain
that sense of ease, simplicity,
neighborliness and friendliness
that is so often missing in many
living environments these days.
Our proper and well-informed
stewardship of BOTH our natural
and built environment has allowed
this feeling to be maintained. But
these now face a very real threat.
Quite unfortunately, there
is simply no denying that the
extraordinarily large building,
as presently sited and proposed,
takes a very harsh and direct
aim at both our natural and built
environment. It sets a supersized
precedent and establishes a
misguided direction for things to
With all due respect to the
project architects, they have
absolutely been backed into a
corner and forced to stuff a very,
very large building program into
a sensitive context and onto a
diffcult site that is not capable of
handling the resulting building.
In dealing with the very specifc
constraints and directives to
them from council, they have
developed up to a three level (plus
roof) structure, just under 50’
tall, with its frst occupied level
a full 11’ above the ground and
connected to it numerous several
ramps, each one being +/- 160’ in
As stated both publically and
privately for what is now going on
almost a year, like most residents,
I am 100% in support of a new
school on Sullivan’s Island. But
when something is just not right,
in the personal battle between
your sentiment and your gut,
your gut speaks loud and clear
and simply won’t let up.
Such is the case with this
structure as currently planned...
shockingly and still unanimously
supported, essentially as is,
by Council for the beachfront
of Sullivan’s Island. There is
frankly no amount of ‘hiding
behind things’ or ‘makeup’
(such as tacking on a school
bell tower, adding a new window
or Disney-fying the current
building with a non-relevant icon
from the past) that will make
this current siting and structure
right. It is well, well beyond that.
We are in the midst of
a full-blown emperor’s
new clothes syndrome. So
many are afraid to take a frst
step towards rectifying this
(l to r) Sandy Stone, Ryan Buckhannon, Marty Bettelli, Jimmy Carroll and Jimmy
Ward attend the Charleston Chamber of Commerce annual "Legislative Meet and
Letters continues on page 5
January 20, 2012
oe’s Library is pleased to
welcome Jessie Austin-Scaff
as its new branch manager.
Originally from St. Mary’s County,
Maryland, Jessie has relocated to the
Charleston area with her husband,
a Charleston native and US Coast
Guard, who was transferred to
Charleston in July. When she saw
the opening in at Poe’s, she said she
knew it was the job for her.
Jessie has worked in academic
and community libraries, but says
that, “work in an academic library is
research and reference centered…. In
a public library, most customers are
here because they enjoy reading for
enjoyment, or need library services
like internet access or programs.
It’s rewarding to me to see children
enjoying storytime, or for me to
recommend a book to someone and
they come back to tell me that they
loved it.”
She enjoys that fact that no matter
where you go in Charleston a public
library always seems to be nearby,
but she has certainly been enjoying
the uniqueness of Poe’s. Jessie says
she has met many people who want
tours of the building, but she doesn’t
seem to mind saying, “Everyone I have
met here has been so welcoming and
friendly. Sullivan’s Island residents
love their library.”
Jessie truly appreciates that there
is a strong community of readers on
Sullivan’s, and one gets he sense
that she enjoys the Island life when
she says, “I love that we have families
drive to the library on their golf carts!”
Jessie’s enthusiasm for Sullivan’s
and Poe’s is obvious, and she would
like the community to know she looks
forward to “serving the Edgar Allan
Poe Branch of CCPL and carrying out
its mission of enriching the quality
of life within our community and
promoting lifelong learning.”
Jessie and her husband are the
proud parents of a 10-month-old
English Bulldog puppy named Chunk
E. Meatball. Besides reading, she
enjoys walking, yoga, gardening and
refnishing antique furniture.
Madam Librarian
Jessie Austin-Scaff, the new branch manager at Poe Library.
signifcant mistake before it
goes any further, believing that
there is no other alternative.
We can get this right, but need
a great deal more in the way of
common sense and backbone to
do so. Two items, which have to
the disadvantage of us all, have
so far been in embarrassingly
short supply.
Ernest Fava
Sullivan’s Island
Dear Editor,

Islanders for a Smaller
Sullivans Island Elementary
School want to bring you up to
date on the referendum and a
couple of very important points
regarding the proposed new
Sullivan's Island Elementary
You may recall, 261 registered
voters have already signed a
petition calling for a vote of the
people over the size of the new
school. That represented 18% of
the island residents - far more
than required to put the issue
to a vote. We presented the
legal, notarized petition to Town
Council prior to their ratifcation
of the current lease agreement.
To the surprise of all, rather
than pausing to consider further
legitimate design alternatives
and scheduling a legally required
vote, Town Council plowed
ahead. They actually ratifed
the new property lease and gave
the frst stage of approval to
the extraordinarily insensitive
design of the new school.
We all truly must come
together on this critically
important issue. The proposed
74,000 sf school, located on our
pristine front beach in a critical
food zone has its entire 613’ long
frst foor level hovering a full 11’
above the ground with a peak roof
height of almost 50’. Islanders
are rightfully concerned with
the size of this building. Very
unfortunately, many, including
SI Town Council have framed
this issue with the argument that
this design is the “only” option.
This is not the only option. We all
want a school, but it must and
can be of a size, scale and design
that works well on our island.
Consider this: If the “only” way
to get a store on our island, was
to accept a super-walmart, the
“only” way to get a doctor’s offce
was to accept a hospital tower,
or the “only” way to get a bridge
to the island was to accept a
super highway ….would we do
it? We have all been there, done
that and of course not. We all
hold Sullivan’s Island too close
to our hearts. We can do better
and must now insist upon it. We
cannot allow a structure of this
size, in this location to scar our
unique landscape for the next
75+ years. That would actually
be the real disservice to our
children and grandchildren.
Hundreds of us invoked our
legally guaranteed right under
State Law to put the issue to a
vote of the people. State
Law is clear: our Town's
government has been rightfully
petitioned by its citizens, and
the referendum must be held.
Town Council must be called
to respond accordingly and
properly represent us all, now.
Please email or call members
of Council and ask that they
immediately schedule a vote and
put the brakes on the school in
the meantime. Please call or
email members of the Charleston
County School Board and request
that they must stop spending our
tax dollars on this project until
the votes have been counted and
an appropriate design solution is
developed. Phone numbers and
email address are on the reverse
side of this letter.
The next Town Council
meeting is Tuesday, January
17th 6pm at Town Hall. The
next Design Presentation is
Thursday, January 19 at Sunrise
Presbyterian Church. Please
attend these meetings and insist
that your voices and your votes
be counted.
The New Year must bring a
fresh and informed perspective.
Sullivan’s Island Town Council
must do their duty, hold the
referendum and allow us to move
forward with new school design
solution that fully respects our
Thank you for caring so
much about our island and our
Islanders for a Smaller
Sullivans Island Elementary

Letters continues from page 4
6 January 20, 2012
n January 11
Café Medley
after taking a week’s
vacation to rejuvenate
their space and refresh
their menu. “With the
changes we have made,
we hope to be more
effcient and ready for
another year,” says café
owner, Michelle Harris.
The changes to the
space are so minimal
that you might doubt
your double-take in
your favorite coffee
shop. In fact, if you’re a
little tired, it might take
a moment for the new
look to sink in. Michelle
recounted a funny story
about a customer who
was looking into the
new pastry case and
did not realize the case
was much smaller.
She was standing
there, considering the
pastries inside when she stood
all of a sudden and shook her
head vigorously, as if trying to
wake herself up.
No, folks, you aren’t dreaming.
The old pastry case has been
replaced. Not to worry, the same
scrumptious pastries still await
you, and there is a possibility of
more sweet treats in the future,
says Michelle. The removal of the
old pastry case is arguably the
most pronounced change to the
interior of Café Medley.
“There is more space now but
it’s still very cozy,” says Dale
Slear, “Before, this area (pointing
to the former pastry case) wasn’t
usable space.”
The new look is streamlined
and modern, which is more of a
by-product of the fact that the
space is more utilitarian, which
was the Harris’ main goal in the
renovations. Others have picked
up on this, too. “I
think it looks great. It
looks more spacious
and seems like a more
effective working space
for the girls,” observed
Brian Newby.
One of the other
changes to the space
includes an upgraded
seating area. In the
spot the leather couch
once occupied, there
is now a table to
encourage customers
to sit together. “There is
a more of a communal
feel... everything is
connected,” says
owner, Drew Harris. In
opposition to the feel of
the communal table, is
a desk-like area where
the bookish can get out
of the action and into
their work. Overall,
there is a nice balance,
with options to suit
every mood and taste.
Speaking of taste, the menu
has also gotten an upgrade with
the addition of several new items.
Café Medley will now be offering
Panini’s. Customers can enjoy
the “French Poodle,” full of melted
brie, sliced pear, and a touch of
honey. Another great Panini is a
tuna melt with a twist—curried
tuna salad. There is also the
Classic Caprese on the menu.
For more information about
Café Medley, including their
new menu, call 793.4055 or visit
A Fresh Medley
January 20, 2012 7
looming during the depths of winter, the fragile
beauty of camellias enhance the Middleton Place
Gardens with thousands of blossoms, from pristine
white to all shades of red and pink. Enjoy and learn more
about these spectacular fowers on a Camellia Walk.
Camellias, a southern landscape favorite, show off a
blaze of color throughout the winter months. Middleton
family oral history holds that the French botanist Andrè
Michaux gave the Middletons some of the frst camellias to
be planted in an American garden. Some 50 years later,
in 1838, a Middleton daughter wrote, “Papa called me to
the terrace to admire the camellias which I found in great
beauty both the white and variegated…”
Today, Middleton Place has over 3,500 camellias
including many rare varieties as well as one of the four
original Michaux plants, fondly referred to as the Reine
des Fleurs, or the “Queen of Flowers.” Camellia Walks
highlight many of these unique historical plants as well as
the hundreds of camellias that form the alleys in the formal
Walks are held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
beginning February 11th and continuing through March
24th. The special guided tours will begin at 11:00 a.m and
last approximately an hour and a half. Adult admission is
$25, students are $15, children (6-13) are $10 and 5 years
old and under are free. For reservations and additional
information, call 556-6020 or visit www.middletonplace.org.
Winter’s Beauty
ewees Islanders are getting
excited about their new
ferry, which will replace the
Aggie Gray. Residents will miss the
traditional lines of the Aggie Gray, but
can’t wait to be able to greet neighbors
and guests in style on their new boat!
The boat was built in Florida. Two
of the Dewees Island captains will
drive the boat across the Okeechobee
Swamp in Southern Florida, all the
way up the Inter-coastal right into the
Dewees Island dock.
The exact date of arrival will remain
unknown until the boat reaches
Savannah or closer. This will give
interested parties and residents 24
hour notice before the boat arrives
In celebration of the ferry’s arrival,
Dewees Island is planning a celebration
and a proper christening in mid-
February when the ferry arrives. The
thought is to have interested parties
meet the ferry, have press (you!) there
for a ribbon cutting and champagne
toast, etc. with folks who are interested
taking their frst ride on the ferry up the
waterway to our Dewees Island dock.
A New Ferry for Dewees
The new Dewees Island ferry.
8 January 20, 2012
High Flying Sea Turtles
ndangered sea turtles are
used to the Gulf Stream,
but seven very lucky little
turtles (six Kemps ridleys and one
hybrid Kemps/green) got a two
and a half hour ride in the Jet
Stream on Sunday. The turtles
were transported from the New
England Aquarium on one of the
lightest and most fuel-effcient
jets in the world, an Eclipse 500.
The fight is being donated by
North American Jets, a private
jet charter service owned by
Charleston local, Mason Holland.
For over a month now, cold-
stunned sea turtles have been
washing up on the New England
coast, and many of the survivors
are in critical condition. With
numbers a bit overwhelming for the
primary sea turtle rehabilitation
facility in the northeast, the South
Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle
Rescue Program is stepping in to
help. “This is just looking out for
the turtles and for each other,”
said Sea Turtle Recue Program
manager, Kelly Thorvalson.
Once at the Aquarium, the
staff, interns and volunteers set to
checking out each turtle. Several
had minor "scuffs" from their trip
that were treated. Once their core
body temperatures were equal
to the water in their new tanks
they were placed in their new
homes. They will remain in the
Sea Turtle Hospital until they are
in releasable condition, and the
waters in the area have warmed.
Now is your chance to come
see these turtles and the four
loggerheads at the
Sea Turtle Hospital.
There are behind the
scenes tours of the
Hospital every day,
except Tuesday and
Thursday. This is a
rare opportunity to
see a hybrid sea turtle
that has been named
"Eclipse" after the
plane that gave him the
ride to Charleston.
To plan your next trip,
visit scaquarium.org.
(upper right) Cold stunned
sea turtles are transported
in style (lower right) Kelly
Thorvalson with Eclipse.
(lower left) Taking inventory
of sea turtles.
January 20, 2012 9
Police Blotter
Sullivan’s Island Offcers assisted the Isle
of Palms offcers in a search for a sexual
assault suspect. After the search resulted
in negative results, the Sullivan’s Island
offcers returned to the island.
Offcers responded to what was reported as
gunfre on the beach. As they were arriving,
the offcers saw freworks. Two underage
subjects were in possession of the freworks,
alcohol, as well as fake IDs. The subjects
were cited. They were then released to a
driver who had not been drinking.
An offcer was speaking to two subjects
about working after hours at a residence.
While speaking to them it was learned that
one subject was wanted by Charleston
County Family Court. That subject was
detained for Charleston County Sheriff’s
Offce and the other subject was issued
citations for the violation.
A nude male was spotted on the beach.
When the offcers arrived, the subject
appeared to be under the infuence of an
unknown substance. In was learned that
the subject had been under treatment for
a mental condition and admitted to being
suicidal. He was transported to the hospital
by EMS.
Offcers responded to the beach in
reference to a report of a body in the surf.
The body was retrieved and it matched a
description of a missing person from the
City of Charleston. The Corner and the
City of Charleston Police were notifed and
responded. The body was removed by the
While on patrol, an offcer was observed
a young male walking the street in the
early morning hour. The offcer stopped
to talk to the subject who was acting very
suspiciously. During the stop it was learned
that the subject had in his possession
synthetic marijuana and a pipe for smoking
it. The subject was cited and his mother was
summoned to the scene and he was released
to her.
A complainant reported that she and her
boyfriend returned to her residence after being
gone for the weekend and found that someone
had cut the tires on her boyfriend’s truck
and the cushions on her lawn furniture. The
complainant believed it could have been her
husband, from whom she is separated.
An offcer observed a male subject walking
on Jasper Blvd., who was stumbling and
staggering as if intoxicated. As the offcer
approached, the subject threw a cup (which
contained alcohol) to the ground. While
speaking to the subject, the subject became
irate and began cursing. He was arrested
and lodged in the county jail.
10 January 20, 2012
Hearts Go Out
to Leaphart
anuary 28, both local and
national musicians will be
sitting in for beloved singer
and songwriter, Mac Leaphart,
and performing his songs at
The Hippodrome. Benefting
a man who has successfully
made a career out of connecting
with people through his music,
proceeds will go to Mac in his
ongoing recovery from a serious
car accident and recent surgery to
remove a brain tumor. A unique
experience of camaraderie and
good will, performances of Mac's
music will be set against a visual
narration on the theatre's IMAX
screen and give life to Mac's story
and his signifcant impact on
those around him.
The concert features
collaborative performances
by Mark Bryan (Hootie and
The Blowfsh), Danielle Howle,
Five Way Friday, John Wesley
Satterfeld, Joal Rush, Doug
Jones (Craven Melon), Luke
Cunningham, Greg Payne (The
Piedmont Boys), Ryan Bonner,
Jamie Resch with Shovels &
Rope, Donnie Blackwell and
more very special surprise guests.
Reid Stone and Guilt Ridden
Troubadour featuring members
of Mac Leaphart's current band,
Mac Leaphart and My Ragged
Company, will act as house band
and musical conductors for the
night's celebration.
As doors open at 6:30 p.m.,
acoustic music by Jim Marshall
(Junkyard Angel) and a silent
auction will start in the lobbies.
Food concessions provided by
Home Team BBQ and a full bar
will run throughout the night.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. in
the theatre and will last until 10
pm followed by more live music
by Five Way Friday and John
Totaro's Classic Woodies until 12
a.m. or later.
Garage parking is available
as well as free parking in the
open lot adjacent to the venue.
Advance tickets are $17 and may
be purchased online at www.
charlestonhippodrome.com. Day
of show tickets are $20. For
more information, visit www.
ll over the
globe, Sweet
choruses are joining
together to teach the
world to sing. Women
of all ages who enjoy
singing are invited to
Southern Harmony
Chorus Glee for
Grownups Open
House. Southern
Harmony Chorus
is a chapter of Sweet
Adelines International, an organization of nearly 25,000 women
worldwide who sing four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style.
The Southern Harmony Chorus members share a love for music
and singing barbershop harmony. As a member, you too can
experience the exhilaration of performing and singing with Southern
Harmony Chorus. Any woman of average singing ability, with or
without vocal training, will fnd a part that fts her voice range with
the help of the chorus’ musical leaders and director.
Southern Harmony Chorus performs regularly throughout the
community, offering its talent for entertainment at civic events and
charitable functions. Members come from all areas in the Lowcountry
and are a diverse group of women of all ages, cultural backgrounds,
educational and work experiences, all with one thing in common:
we all love to sing and enjoy the sisterhood of the chorus.
The Southern Harmony Chorus Open House will be held on January
10, 17 and 24, at Riverpoint Christian Academy in Charleston. To fnd
additional information about Southern Harmony Chorus visit www.
sourthernharmonychorus.com or call Missy Wurthmann at 573-2409.
Teaching the World to Sing
The Southern Harmony Chorus.
January 20, 2012 11
ext time you bend over to
pick up a quarter, look for
stars, too: tiny, white, foral
stars. There are some minuscule
beauties opening up right now,
while it’s chilly, reminding us of a
more fowery time to come.
The fowers resemble bright
white, 10-pointed stars, but if
you look closely, you will see that
a single blossom bears only fve
petals, not 10, and each one of
them is split down the middle.
They look like a pair of long
bunny-rabbit ears. The plants are
extremely variable, and depending
upon their location, may be
fat and trailing, or sometimes
forming lush, rounded mounds.
The happiest plants seem to grow
in somewhat protected places, on
nice, rich soil. Wouldn’t you?
Notice also the tender leaves,
which are egg-shaped and dark
green. The stems are worth
mentioning, as the soft hairs on
them tend to be in a single discrete
line, rather than scattered all over
the surface.
This species is common just
about everywhere. It is native
to Europe, but has been spread
so far around the world now
that it is often (and mistakenly)
considered a naturally occurring
plant wherever it grows. It is one
of a group of weedy species that
behaves as what we sometimes
call “winter annuals”, that is,
plants that sprout from seeds
during the fall or winter, produce
their fowers and seeds, and then
dry up and basically disappear
by the time things start really
warming up in the summer.
Each plant produces plenty of
fowers, and each fower will form
a tiny capsule, containing several
even tinier seeds. The seeds,
once released, may sprout the
following season, or they may lie
dormant for some time.
Botanists classify this humble
little plant as a member of the
carnation family, which of course
is the source of garden pinks,
sweet William, and fragrant
carnations for centerpieces,
corsages, and boutonnieres,
as well as a number of show-
stopping wildfowers.
Some people have found it good
in salads, and there is a long
tradition of using it as a food for
caged birds. Recently I’ve heard
that you can stir-fry this stuff, in
a hot skillet. Hmmm. I’m thinking
I’ll add a good bit of garlic and
maybe some hot pepper fakes.
John Nelson is the curator of
the Herbarium at the University of
South Carolina, in the Department
of Biological Sciences. As a public
service, the Herbarium offers free
plant identifcations. For more
information, visit www.herbarium.
org or call 803-777-8196.
A n s w e r : “ C h i c k w e e d , ” S t e l l a r i a
m e d i a
Mystery Plant
February 3 January 20 Is l and Eye Cal endar
Friday, January 20
The Turn of the Screw
Held Jan. 20-21, 26-28, at 8
p.m. and Jan 16 and 22, at 3
p.m. A young governess journeys
to a lonely English manor
house to care for two recently
orphaned children. Based on
the provocative tale of suspense,
horror and repressed sexuality,
this adaptation gives the famous
story yet another turn of its own.
$27/adults, $25/seniors, $20/
students. Held at the Village
Playhouse in Mt. Pleasant. For
more information, visit www.
Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep
The show comprises of sculpture,
installation, paintings, drawings,
and sketchbooks that chart Zed’s
unique working methods in a
variety of media. Free. Opening
reception held from 5 - 7 p.m.
On view through March 10.
Held at the Halsey Institute of
Contemporary Art in downtown
Charleston. For more information,
call 953-4422.
Saturday, January 21
Beach Lovers Beach Book Club
(everyone welcome)
Thought provoking group
discussion on the non-fction
novel, A Devil and A Good Woman,
Too: The Lives of Julia Peterkin
by Susan Millar Williams. Held at
10:30 a.m. For more information,
call 883-3914.
Share Our Suzy’s It’s Black or
White Beneft
The black-tie event features live
entertainment by Atlanta’s Yacht
Rock Schooner, as well as food
by Granville’s Catering. Guests
will have the opportunity to learn
more about the needs of breast
cancer patients and ways to help.
$75/before Jan. 10, $100/after
Jan. 10. Held from 7-11 p.m. at
Harborside East in Mt. Pleasant.
For more information, visit www.
Day of Sweetgrass Basketry and
More with Vera Manigault
Join Basket Artist Vera Manigault
from 1-3 p.m. at Palmetto Islands
County Park for an interpretive
walk, talk, and craft session to
celebrate one of South Carolina’s
oldest African arts. A registered
and paid chaperone is required for
participants ages 15 and under.
Pre-registration required. Fee:
$18/$15 CCR discount. For more
information, visit www.ccpr.com.
Local Sea Kayak Trips -
Crab Bank Crawl
Join us for a cooler weather paddle
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. around a
favorite summertime destination.
We’ll launch from the Shem Creek
Boat Landing and paddle out the
creek, around the Crab Bank
bird sanctuary and back. Pre-
registration required, Age: 16 &
up. Fee: $48/$40 CCR discount.
For more info, visit ccprc.com.
Sunday, January 22
Keegan-Filion Farm Fundraiser
Charleston’s chefs rally to help
Keegan-Filion Farm, which
suffered a fre last month. The
goal is to raise $20,000. One
hundred percent of ticket price
goes to the farm. Held from 1-4
p.m.at Lowndes Grove Plantation
in downtown Charleston. For
more information, visit www.
Center for Birds of Prey
To show our appreciation for your
support throughout the year, we’re
pleased to offer a special admission
incentive for residents of
Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester,
Georgetown, and Horry Counties.
Two Admissions for the Price of
One every Saturday in January
2012.Regular Admission: $12
Adult $10 Youth (7 -18) No
charge for children under 6. For
more information, visit www.
Monday, January 23
Dori Chitayat
The famenco guitarist performs a
special brunch set during Sangria
Sunday at 10 a.m. Held every
Sunday at Atlanticville Restaurant
on Sullivan’s Island. For more
information, visit atlanticville.net.
tueSday, January 24
Greater Charleston Ski Club
Ski Club organizes many social
functions and events throughout
the year. Upcoming snow skiing
trips are: (1) Telluride, Colorado in
Jan. 2012 (2) Park City, Utah in
Feb. 2012. Membership meetings
are free. Held at 6:30 p.m. at Red’s
Ice House on Shem Creek in Mt.
Pleasant. For more information,
visit www.charlestonskiclub.org.
WedneSday, January 25
Cafe Medley Tasting
Weekly wine tasting. $5, $13 with
cheese plate. Held Wednesdays,
6-9 p.m. at Cafe Medley on
Sullivan’s Island. For more
information, visit cafemedley.com.
Beginners Flamenco
Dance Classes
Flamenco is the traditional gypsy
dance and music of Sothern
Spain. It’s emotion, it’s strength,
it’s dancing, it’s passion. Learn
Flamenco movement basics
through technique, rhythm, and
choreography. Held Wednesdays,
8-9 p.m. Held at the Creative
Spark Center for the Arts in
Mt. Pleasant. $12.50. For
more information, visit www.
thurSday, January 26
Team Trivia
Whether you’re a TV-buff, a
History major, the guy who knows
everything about sports, or the
one who can remember lines from
every movie you’ve seen, TEAM
TRIVIA is right for you. Join us
each Tuesday from 8p.m. until
10 p.m. Win house cash prizes!
Held at Fiery Ron’s Home Team
BBQ on Sullivan’s Island. For
more information, visit www.
Friday, January 27
Chamber Music Series: Voices of
The frst concert in a three-
concert chamber music series.
$25/concert, $60/series. Held
at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant
Presbyterian Church in Mt.
Pleasant. For more info, visit
Saturday January 28
Shuckin' & Shaggin' at Sunset
Come shuck oysters at the IOP
Exchange Club held from 4:30 to
7:30 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at
the door. Children under 12 are
1/2 price. Oysters, chili, hot dogs
and more. For more information
contact 886-9229 or email dimi.
The Charlie Post Classic
This event is a fundraiser and
memorial to Dr. Charlie Post
who assisted members of the
Charleston Running club for
years until his untimely death.
Proceeds from the race fund
a scholarship for a College of
Charleston Student. Register
today! Participants in the event will
meet at Red’s Ice House at 6:30
p.m. For more information, visit
Sunday, January 29
Shuckin’ and Shaggin’ at Sunset
Come shuck oysters along the
banks of Hamlin Creek at the IOP
Exchange Club from
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. $20 advance, $25
at the door. Children under 12 are
half price.For tickets, contact 886-
9229 or email Dimi.Matouchev@
tueSday, January 31
Charleston Angler
Shad Fishing the Tail Race with
James Morris at 6:30 p.m.
Summerville, free. For more
information, call 871-9362 or
email james@thecharlestonangler.
com to register.
WedneSday, February 1
Café Medley Wine Tasting
Weekly wine tasting. $5, $13 with
cheese plate. Held Wednesdays,
6-9 p.m. at Cafe Medley on
Sullivan’s Island. For more
information visit cafemedley.com.
thurSday, February 2
Taiko Charleston Japanese
Drumming Ensemble
The ensemble is hosting auditions
from 6-9 p.m. in search of fresh
talent for a new, professional
training program. No previous
Taiko experience is necessary but
experience in a discipline of music,
athletics, martial arts, or dance is
recommended but not required.
For more information, visit www.
Friday, February 3
Coin Club Exchange
Charleston Coin Club is hosting
an exchange beginning on
February 3-5. Over 30 dealer
tables of coins, currency, tokens
and medals. Free admission and
free parking. The event is held at
The Exchange Park, Summerville,
SC1-6pm Friday, 9am-6pm
Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday.
For more information, visit www.
The following classes are held at the Isle of Palms Recreation
Center. For more information, visit www.iop.net.
Morning Yoga: Mondays and Wednesdays Jan 4-30 from 9:15-
10:15 a.m. with instructor Pay Boyd. For more information,
visit www.iop.net.
Afternoon Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 3 - Jan 31
from 12:30-2:00 p.m. with instructor Jen Schoofeld.
Evening Yoga: Wednesday Jan 4-25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with
instructor Jen Schoofeld. For more information,
The following classes are held at The Island Club on Sullivan’s
Island. For more information visit siislandclub.com.
Morning Yoga: Thursdays 9 a.m. with Darragh.
Evening Yoga: Thursdays 6 p.m. with Darragh.
Island Yoga
14 January 20, 2012
espite the implausible
foreign accents, the
idyllic landscapes that
look like Tolkien’s Shire, and
the relentless barrage of clichés,
War Horse still hit its mark: my
At many points in the flm,
I found myself avoiding eye
contact with the screen, giving
preference to other surfaces like
the walls, my straw or my hands.
If you can successfully remove
yourself from the mesmerizing
melodrama, you can usually
remain dry-eyed. This technique
is helpful when trying to keep
your dignity.
The score posed another
problem. At one point I almost
blocked my ears so I could dodge
the combined effect of crescendos
of violins with the cracking
voice of a brave boy urging his
untrained yet unfagging horse
to “walk on.”
It was hard, but I actually
managed to avoid crying until
close to the end of the flm, when
“Grandfather,” played by Niels
Arestrup, shed a very convincing
tear as he gave up the miracle
horse to its rightful owner. After
I cried, I felt better. I had let “it”
out. I had also let the cat out of
the bag: I am a total sap when it
comes to movies.
Luckily for me, my friend was
on the opposite side of the teary
eye. For fear of discovery, I let
the one tear roll down without
wiping it away. When the scene
was over and we were safely
onto a scene that did not cause
throat constriction, I brushed off
the trace of wetness as if it were
a crumb of popcorn stuck to my
Overall, Neils Arestrup
delivered the best performance
in the flm as “Grandfather.”
A close second to Arestrup’s
performance was Emily Watson’s,
who played the protagonist’s
mother. She was appropriately
tough and motherly, and very…
All and all, watching War
Horse was like watching every
cliché I have ever known get in
line and ask, with soft eyes and
quivering lips, for yet another
tear to be shed. Please sir, can I
have some more…mush?
If you enjoy a good cry, you
should defnitely see this flm.
If you don’t, it’s just as fun to
go see a movie like this with
someone who does. Make sure to
look out for fdgeting and check
their face for wetness, but don’t
give them too much of a hard
time. It is really hard not to tear-
up over War Horse.
A Warm Heart for War Horse
15 January 20, 2012
have several questions about
whether Internet Explorer is
better than another browser
and wanted to explain a bit
about browsers.
Internet Explorer is the
default browser that comes with
a Windows based computer
and Safari is for Apple based
computers. So what is a
A browser by any name is
just a way to navigate through
the maze that is the Internet.
A browser allows you go to
websites, store those websites
as favorites, use secure websites
and download fles from either
an FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
site or the website you are at.
So regardless of the browser you
use, all allow you to do basically
the same thing and all purport
to do it the best, with the best
search engine, security, etc. In
reality each brings something to
the table.
So let’s see what will work for
Internet Explorer that comes
with Windows (IE9 with 7) is
something you need to keep on
your computer for those few
websites that will only work with
it. The IE9 version comes with
the “protected mode” on and for
many websites you will need
to turn it off. You can do this
under tools/options/security
and uncheck the checked box.
IE9 will want you to turn it
back on but just say NO. This
security feature is half baked
and will not allow you to go to
websites that Windows deems
a security risk, which can be
your favorites sites or even some
banks sites. I personally use
IE9 for only those websites that
don’t work well with Firefox. We
will get to Firefox shortly.
Safari comes as the default
for Apple/Mac based computers
and operates a bit differently in
that favorites/bookmarks can
be viewed as wallpaper. Safari
works well with Apple OS and
should be thought of as the
same as IE9. Use it when you
have to. There are settings you
can change with Safari as with
Firefox works will Apple OS.
Firefox is an alternative to IE9
and Safari, comes with plenty
of “add-ons” that allow you to
block ads, scripts and special
software that tracks you on the
Internet like Doubleclick. I have
several add-ons installed that
show me who trying to track me
(they are blocked), what ads are
blocked, whether a site has a
good rating (I can rate the site
also) and many more. Some
add-ons you would not want
with a slower computer. The
basic Firefox will run quickly
on those older machines just
fne but with today’s computer
prices, just go ahead and get
into the 21st century!
Another alternative is Google
Chrome. Google Chrome has
a following and is fast to load,
kind of like the Google search
engine. It is easy to set up,
has streamlined view and
minimal changes to make but
it has no built-in way to stop it
from tracking your use of the
Internet. That alone keeps me
from using what could be a very
nice browser.
There are several other
browsers including Opera,
SeaMonkey, Cruz and plenty
more… just Google it! Yes I
love Google search engine thru
Firefox, so explore a bit, try
something different and keep
sending me questions.
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.
Web Browsers, What are They?
16 January 20, 2012
et Helpers’ veterinarians
Janet McKim and Jack Love
share not only a passion for
animals but also a life together.
Thirty-one years ago, their love for
animals led both of them to The
Ohio State University’s College of
Veterinary Medicine where they
met and ended up marrying.
Following graduation, the new
veterinarians opened their own
practice in Middleburg, Virginia.
The couple is a unique team
with a broad range of expertise.
Dr. Love specializes in orthopedic
surgery, while Dr. Mckim
specializes in internal medicine
and acupuncture. Together they
hold a wealth of knowledge in
the Veterinary feld that was
recognized by the Middleburg,
Virginia community as they grew
their private practice to include
over 12,000 pets.
Altruistic at heart, the couple
has never turned away an animal
in need. “I just couldn’t in good
conscious euthanize an animal
that I knew I could save. I went
into the feld not for a proft,
but to save animals lives,” says
Dr. McKim. Dr. Love shares
this sentiment, and has saved
the lives of countless animals
with injuries or conditions
deemed insurmountable by other
veterinarians. Dr. Janet McKim
recalls praying before receiving
her veterinary school acceptance
letter and promising “to give back
every day if her childhood dream
of becoming a veterinarian came
true.” She knew from a young
age that “she wanted to save the
animals” and recalls sneaking her
hamster into church using her
hand warmer. Dr. Love smiles
when he says he was a “4-H boy”
who grew up on a dairy farm in
northern Ohio.
After 25 years of owning the
Middleburg Animal Hospital,
the couple re-located to Folly
Beach. After meeting Pet Helpers
President Carol Linville, it came
as no surprise that the couple
would dedicate the next chapter
of their lives to an animal shelter,
where their mission would be
to decrease the population of
unwanted and homeless animals
through spay and neuter. Drs.
McKim and Love brought their
expertise to the Pet Helpers
Shelter and Greer Spay/Neuter
Clinic in 2008, where together
they have successfully spayed
and neutered nearly 10,000 cats
and dogs. They average about 24
surgeries a day and provide high
quality care at a low cost.
The efforts of Drs. Love and
McKim, along with Veterinarians
at the Charleston Animal
Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic,
have paid off. Thanks in part
to spay/neuter, the number of
animals entering Charleston
County shelters decreased by 1%
in 2011 over 2010. More spay/
neuter surgeries, over 12,000
procedures, were performed than
number of animals that entered
shelters. In order to curb animal
overpopulation, the goal is to
perform 20% more surgeries than
number of animals that enter area
shelters. Spay/neuter relieves
families of the fnancial burden
of unwanted pets, while reducing
the number of euthanized
homeless animals every year.
Upon meeting Dr. McKim and
Dr. Love, it is easy to tell that
their work is their passion and a
true refection of their humanistic
personalities. While reminiscing
on their journey as veterinarians,
Dr. McKim and Dr. Love are
humbled by the tearful thank
you’s they receive. At Pet Helpers,
these two devoted veterinarians
continue to touch the lives of
animals and people with their
gentle words, capable hands and
caring hearts.
The Pet Helpers Greer Spay/
Neuter Clinic is open the public
and offers high quality, low-cost
spay/neuter surgeries. For more
information, please visit www.
It’s More Than Puppy Love
Dr. Jack Love
agnetic South is an
innovative partnership
between the Charleston
Symphony Orchestra (CSO)
and the Composition area of
the College of Charleston Music
Department. It combines the
resources of the two institutions
to present contemporary
classical music in Charleston in
an informative context.
The series launches on Friday,
January 20, with a concert
titled "Dances and Refections."
Featuring music from Béla
Bartôk, Theodore Antoniou,
Cindy Cox, and Paul Chihara,
"Dances and Refections" takes
place at 8:00 p.m at the Simons
Center Recital Hall on the campus
of the College of Charleston.
The goal of the Magnetic South
partnership is to bring to the
audiences of the Lowcountry
masterworks of the 20th and 21st
centuries along with important
new works by living composers.
The concerts, performed by
CSO musicians and conducted
by Yiorgos Vassilandonakis,
Assistant Professor of Music
Theory and Composition at the
College of Charleston, feature
carefully selected works from a
variety of aesthetic directions and
styles to represent the panorama
of the music of our times. “Our
aim is to establish Charleston
as a center for contemporary
music creation, education, and
performance by inviting world-
class living composers to work
with us,” says Vassilandonakis.
In addition to the pieces by
visiting composers, there are
two other compositions that are
being performed by the CSO
for "Dances and Refections."
On the program is Hungarian
composer Béla Bartôk’s 1917
work, "Rumanian Folk Dances."
Bartôk is not only one of the most
well-known composers of the
20th century, he was also widely
recognized as a proponent of the
folk music of his time. Theodore
Antoniou’s piece from 1984,
"Octet," is also on the program
and makes its South Carolina
premiere at the concert.
Tickets are $20. Student tickets
are $10 with valid ID. Tickets
may be purchased in advance
through the CSO online at www.
CharlestonSymphony.org, or by
calling the CSO at 723-7528.
The Magnetic South
veryone is invited to the
Lowcountry Blues
Bash at the Isle of Palms
Recreation Department on
February 11
- 12
. The event
offers the opportunity to come
listen to some good ole fashioned
This year’s Lowcountry Blues
Bash will begin on Saturday at 5
p.m. and will feature the following
performers: Norman Taylor, Matt
Hill, The Nouveaux Honkies,
Planet D Nonet. The performance
will end at 8:30 p.m. On Sunday,
the event will run from 2 to 5:30
p.m. and will feature the following
performers: Norman Taylor,
Rich DelGrosso & John Del Toro
Richardson, Bobby Radcliff and
Maurice John Vaughn’s “Chi
Town Blues Revue” featuring BJ
Emery, Donald Ray Johnson,
Holle Thee Maxwell.
The Recreation Center is located
on the Isle of Palms. Admission
will be $5 at the door and children
12 & under are FREE. The doors
will open thirty minutes prior to
the 1
performance. The local Isle
of Palms Exchange Club will be at
the event selling concessions. For
more information, visit www.iop.net
or www.BluesBash.com. You can also
call the Center at 886-8294.
Lowcountry Blues Bash
20 January 20, 2012
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Medley on Sullivan's Island.
Eye Spy
n December 15, Edgar Allan Poe Branch Library
welcomed Cub Scouts Pack 470 with their Leader Stan
Blalock. Each member researched their birthdate to see
what events occurred on that date, as well as the event that
happened July 20, 1969, “Man’s frst walk on the moon”. This
was a great learning experience and fun. The members touring
were: Mason, Declan, Nic, Jack, Charles, Jackson, Aidan, and
Cub Scouts
“Date” Day
Saturday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Play: Edgar Allan Poe’s 202nd Birthday Celebration (all
Come one – come all to celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s
Birthday – Arts & Crafts, Trivia Facts, Stories about
Edgar Allan Poe’s Life while stationed at Fort Moultrie on
Sullivans Island in 1827, and Cupcakes.
Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Popcorn Theatre at Poe: Sarah’s Key (mothers &
Movie based on the bestselling novel by Tatiana de
Rosnay: In modern-day Paris, a journalist fnds her life
becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was
torn apart during the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in
Rated: PG-13 Time: 111 Minutes
Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Play: Paper Plate Snowman (all ages)
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Family: Storytime & Arts/Crafts with Mac – 10:30 a.m.
(all ages with caregiver)
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PREDICTIONS; they can be wrong so use common sense.
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s an investor, you know that 2011 was a
somewhat “choppy” year, with the fnancial
markets going through many ups and downs.
So what can you expect in 2012? As baseball Hall
of Famer Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, “It’s hard
to make predictions — especially about the future.”
And these words are certainly applicable for anyone
who would like an accurate forecast of the investment
Yet we do know of some factors that may affect
your portfolio in the months ahead. Here are a few
of them:
• Strong business fundamentals — This past
year, all the noise about the debt ceiling debate,
the size of the U.S. defcit and the European
fnancial situation tended to drown out some fairly good news:
U.S. businesses’ balance sheets were strong for the most part,
borrowing costs remained low, and corporate profts were good
— and corporate proftability remains a key driver of stock
prices. Heading into 2012, these fundamentals continue to look
positive, which may bode well for investors.
• Europe’s debt crisis — Greece’s economic problems made a lot
of news in 2011, but they weren’t the end of the story in Europe,
as major fnancial diffculties also face Italy, Spain, Portugal
and Ireland. It’s by no means clear how these problems will be
resolved, so don’t be surprised to see them lead to intermittent,
if short-lived, shocks to the markets.
• Election-year patterns — As you’re well aware, we’re voting for
the President in 2012. But you might be surprised to learn that
the S&P 500 index has shown negative returns in only three of
the last 21 presidential election years. Coincidence? No one can
say for sure — and at this point, no one can say if this pattern
of positive returns will continue during this election
year. Still, it’s an interesting phenomenon.
So there you have it: the good, the bad and the
quirky. Take them all together, and you still may not
be able to foresee what will happen with the markets
this year, but you’ll have a lot to think about. But
instead of trying to predict what will happen in 2012,
you may be better off following these tried-and-true
investment strategies:
• Diversify your holdings. By spreading your
money among a wide range of investments, you can
reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. Keep
in mind, though, that diversifcation, by itself, can’t
guarantee profts or protect against loss.
• Don’t ignore your risk tolerance. If you worry
excessively about market fuctuations, you may have too much
risk in your portfolio, which means you may need to make some
• Always look at the “big picture.” Financial markets will always
fuctuate. But if you can keep your focus on your long-term
objectives, and make decisions accordingly, you can avoid
overreacting to short-term events.
Like other years, 2012 will bring with it periods of both turbulence
and smooth sailing. But by making the right investment moves, you
can still chart a course that can allow you to move ever closer to your
future goals.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local
Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
The Investment Landscape in 2012
Yogi Berra.
22 January 20, 2012
he Gibbes Museum of Art
has organized two new
exhibitions that will run
from January 20 through April
The Art of Alfred Hutty:
Woodstock to Charleston, on
view in the Main Gallery, offers a
career retrospective of the 20th
century American artist Alfred
Hutty, the master painter and
printmaker who is considered
one of the principal artists of
the Charleston Renaissance.
Jill Hooper: Contemporary
Realist, on view in the Rotunda
Galleries, features recent work
by Charleston artist Jill Hooper,
a classically-trained, realist
painter whose extraordinary
portraits have earned
international recognition.
“These exceptional exhibitions
are frsts for the Gibbes and we
are thrilled to be able to present
them through the generosity of
our many donors. The Alfred
Hutty exhibition is the frst of
its kind with an accompanying
book and catalog raisonné of his
prints. And while Jill Hooper’s
work has been a part of the
Gibbes collection for some time,
this is her frst solo exhibition at
our institution,” stated Angela
D. Mack, Executive Director.
The Art of Alfred Hutty:
Woodstock to Charleston
features evocative landscapes
and realistic studies of the
human condition created by
Hutty in Woodstock, New
York and Charleston. The
exhibition includes sixty works
in oil, watercolor, pastel, and
most importantly, etchings,
drypoints, and lithographs.
Following the premiere at the
Gibbes, the exhibition will travel
to the Greenville County (S.C.)
Museum of Art and the Morris
Museum of Art in Augusta,
Jill Hooper: Contemporary
Realist features recent work by
Charleston artist Jill Hooper, a
classically trained realist painter
whose extraordinary portraits
have earned international
recognition. The exhibition
includes a number of Hooper’s
acclaimed portraits, along with
large-scale landscapes and
exquisite still-life paintings
that demonstrate her mastery
of technique. Through the
inclusion of both paintings and
drawings, the exhibition offers
insight into Hooper’s working
process while showing her
development as an artist over
the past decade.
For more information, visit
www.gibbesmuseum.org or call
722-2706 ext. 22.
Hutty and Hooper at the Gibbes
The following are the last paragraphs of “A Decade Later,” which were cut
last issue due to space constraints. We apologize for any confusion this may
have caused. For the full article, visit islandeyenews.com.
ll the passengers had been moved to the back of the plane,
many had been able to communicate with their loved ones, and
a vote was taken to see if these passengers were in agreement
to storm the cockpit. Of course, we all know what happened. With
the encouraging and rallying words shouted by Todd Beamer, "Lets
Roll!”, Todd and Mark and others did charge the cockpit with that
fnal act of courage, determined that if they must die they would die
saving our seat of government. We left the area feeling better about
what was now at the site: a ftting memorial with only the museum
left to complete. We know we will go back yet again. You cannot go
to Manhattan without visiting the 9/11 Memorial.
We went back to Steve's apartment and we fxed a wonderful
Thanksgiving dinner and acknowledged to God our blessings and
asked for healing for those still suffering. Now with the close of
the tenth anniversary year of 9/11, we begin anew a new decade of
remembrance, always flled with hope. We're glad we could spend
Thanksgiving with Steve and see the Memorial. This was one of the
best Thanksgivings we have ever had.
A Decade Later
A visit to the towers pre-9/11.
"Jacob" By Jill Hooper (American, b. 1970)
Oil on linen and panel 20 ½ X 13 ¾ inches.
Image courtesy of Ann Long Fine Art.
23 January 20, 2012
Donor Aware
aveat emptor – or let the buyer beware – is common-sense
advice that most of us try to heed. But buyers are not
the only ones who should beware: Goodwill® encourages
donors to be just as cautious and selective when choosing the
organizations that will receive their gently used clothing and
household items, both during the holiday season and all year.
A proliferation of donation bins in convenient locations can
make it diffcult for donors to discern which charities are legitimate
and which are actually for-proft entities or fraudulent charities
trying to dupe them. That is why a little bit of research before you
donate can ensure that your donations have the greatest impact
in your community. With so many great non-proft organizations
in our area that need the communities support, it is important for
donors to know how their generous donations will support their
Before you donate, check with your state attorney general or
secretary of state’s offce to fnd out if a charity is legitimate.
You should also check with a charity-rating agency such as
Charity Navigator or GuideStar, or use online resources such as
GreatNonprofts or Philanthropedia to fnd out more about specifc
charities — including how much of their revenue goes to overhead
and administrative costs.
Goodwill has spent decades earning the public’s trust. Donors
can rest assured that their items are going to a reputable
organization that has the community’s interests at heart. Donated
goods are sold in Goodwill stores, and more than 90 percent of
revenues earned go to fund job training, employment services and
other supports that put people to work, strengthen families and
build stronger communities.
Instead of ‘buyer beware,’ let’s try to be ‘donor aware.'
Snowy Egret vs. Great Egret
Snowy Egrets and Great Egrets are very commonly
confused. Both are have white bodies with long
slender necks and long, thin legs. They are easily
distinguishable by several characteristics: Great
Egrets are have bright yellow beaks while Snowy
Egrets have black beaks and a yellow patch of skin
between the eye and the base of the beak. Adult Snowy
Egrets have black legs and yellow feet and juveniles
have greenish legs and yellow feet. All great egrets
have black legs and feet. Snowy egrets are noticeably
smaller: Adults are two feet tall (with necks extended)
and weigh less than a pound. Great Egrets are slightly
over three feet tall and are more than twice the weight
of Snowy Egrets.
Wood Storks
Wood Storks are distantly related to Egrets and
are in a different order. They are enormous birds
and weigh as much as 7lbs. They stand at 40 inches,
but their necks are much shorter in proportion than
the necks of Snowy and Great Egrets. Wood storks
have no feathers on their heads and adults have no
feathers on their necks. The dark, exposed skin is
easily visible from a distance. Wood storks fy with
their necks extended, while egrets fy with their necks
tucked in. Wood Storks have striking black primary
feathers, while snowy and great egrets are pure white.
Egret vs. Egret; Egret vs.Wood Stork
Wood Storks.
Great Egret.
Snowy Egret.