Author Archives: Bonnie Drew

Beaufort’s Wild Marsh Ponies: Before and After Human Intervention

BOL Exclusive Follow-Up with Susan Trogdon: Knowing the passion that my best friend and I have for paddling and wildlife, someone asked if I had ever seen Beaufort’s wild marsh ponies. We did our research and kayaked the difficult waters in hopes of seeing them. Our first trip was early last year, and as we got closer, […]

Why South Carolina Girls are the Best in the World

South Carolina Girls are the Best in the World- that goes without saying right?   Still, we couldn’t resist bragging a bit! How many of these southern virtues do you notice in your friends and loved ones? We would love to expand this list, so comment below with more reasons why SC Girls are the Best […]

Common Plumbing Tips to Help You Avoid Disasters

Study up on a few of the most common plumbing tips, and you may be able to avoid major household disasters or just save some money by employing some do-it-yourself maintenance.

Local Youth Join International Weightlifting Team

Congratulations to Team Beaufort Olympic Weight Lifting! Talent runs in the family- brothers Omar & CJ Cummings are heading to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to be a part of the U.S. Boys Team for the 2013 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships, April 13, 2013. The team consists of the top 8 lifters in the nation (ages […]

Tom Hanks the Wedding Crasher

Forrest Gump was filmed in Beaufort, SC, in various locations from August-October of 1993, making this year the 20th anniversary of Tom Hanks’s active presence in our little town.  He was known locally for his friendly disposition. In fact, Mr. Tom Hanks was not above crashing a wedding! The following account was written by Mary […]

Coastal Living Magazine’s “Happiest Seaside Town”

Beaufort, SC, is in the running to be named America’s “Happiest Seaside Town in 2013” by Coastal Living Magazine. Out of ten finalists, we know that Beaufort is indeed the happiest coastal town! Just think of our yearly celebrations: the Pelican Plunge, Water Festival, Shrimp Festival, Ghost Tours, and parades for every occasion- just to […]

MLK Day Parade 2013

Organizations, schools, churches and Beaufort representatives waved, sang and performed this morning to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and many people carried posters featuring his famous, thought- provoking quotations. Enjoy the photo gallery: [nggallery id=23]  

Tradition at Amata Thai Fusion

Rak Tocharoen came from Thailand 13 years ago and now owns Amata Thai Fusion in the Beaufort Town Center. He brought with him not only plans for a fantastic restaurant but also Buddhist traditions from home. As you walk along the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, you will see a plate of food with […]

Make Like a Pelican in 2013

January 1, 2013 | Hundreds of brave souls jumped into the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate the New Year during the 5th Annual Pelican Plunge at Hunting Island State Park’s North Beach. Ok, so it wasn’t that cold, UNTIL they hit the water! It was about 61 degrees outside, and the water was 54, but a […]

Dr. Moshe Dekel at Herban Marketplace

Dr. Moshe Dekel, MD, who specializes in Holistic Medicine, was kind enough to appear at the Herban Marketplace in Beaufort this weekend for a lecture focusing on digestion. As a Botanical physician, Dr. Dekel makes use of nutrition, herbs and homeopathy to treat patients. This approach is contrary to Allopathic doctors who prescribe pharmaceuticals (prescription […]