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No-see-ums: Scourge of Beaufort

You are enjoying a warm and sunny Saturday morning watching your child’s game on the bleachers when you are swarmed by tiny, hungry little gnats. The bites leave white swollen dots surrounded by irritated red skin. Sand gnats are blood-sucking insects that live in sandy and moist areas like we have here on the marshy coast. They come in all different shapes and sizes, but around here, they are so […]

Beaufort County Animal Shelter

By Bonnie Drew |  Walking into the Beaufort County Animal Control and Shelter completely dissolves any negative stigma generally associated with a “pound.” Forget the prison scene in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. The atmosphere at Beaufort’s office is friendly, clean and bright starting in the reception area. Animal control officers are prepared to educate a prospective new pet owner about responsibilities including vet checkups and expenses. They are also […]

Haint Blue Ceilings

By Bonnie Drew |  Haint blue is the pale blue color you will often see on the porch ceilings in historic Beaufort. “Haint” is the Gullah pronunciation for “haunt,” or spirit. Caught between life and death, these frustrated spirits would find a dwelling to haunt if not for one weakness: they cannot cross water. Tricked by the pale blue ceilings or painted window frames, these angry spirits fear the “water” […]

Get Fit Fair at the Technical College of the Lowcountry

By Bonnie Drew |  Many of Beaufort’s fitness centers were represented together today in the student center at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus, giving participants the chance to take advantage of student discounts. The event attracted quite a bit of attention through demonstrations including slide dance and massage. At center stage, Lynn Bryant and other members from Family Slide Dancers performed a routine to hip hop music. […]

Bread Takes the Cake

During a visit to the Beaufort Farmers Market on West Street at Craven, you may hear an invitation: “Would you like to try a piece? No calories over here!” She is called the “Bread Lady” or “Cake Lady,” and nobody deserves these titles more than Jannie Smith, proprietor of Jannie’s Breads: “Mixed Pleasantries from My Kitchen to Yours.” Many people recognize her by the straw hat with the leopard-print band. […]

Talley's Tile Installation

Talley’s Tile Installation was started in 1994 by Beaufort, SC native Guy Talley Jr. “I strive for customer satisfaction. I have a reputation to uphold and I have that mindset on every client’s project.” Our company has a wide array of services we provide. We install ceramic, porcelain, stone, travertine, marble, glass block, recycled, glass, mosaic, pattern, slate, and other hard tile surfaces. Installation of showers, floors, tub surrounds, walls, […]

Poisonous Snakes and Spiders in Beaufort South Carolina

I was visiting with a friend in Beaufort, South Carolina over the weekend when he received a phone call from his colleague.  He was supposed to go repair his pick-up; however, due to the fellow being struck on the hand by a rattle snake, repairs on the vehicle were put on hold. This little incident, though had no direct impact on me or my family, it did make me think about […]

Conserving Energy in Beaufort, SC

IT’S EASY BEING GREEN Contrary to what Kermit the Frog declares, it is easy being green; Harry Boody was “green” before “green” was cool.  He started his green business, Energy Innovations by Harry Boody more than 30 years ago. The company started with two main ambitions, to make homes energy efficient and then guarantee it. Harry is a graduate from Piedmont Aerospace Institute in 1973.  He dreamed of a career […]

Pet Friendly City of Beaufort, SC

Waterfront Park is the Best Doggone Park in Beaufort On any given day one can walk through the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and spot numerous owners with their beloved pets in tow.  As a dog owner myself, it is very important to know that there are places in Beaufort that welcome the four-legged members of the family.  For many people, dogs are not just pets; they are like children […]

Dataw Island Home Rentals

Dataw Island is situated in a beautiful natural setting and is located only 6 miles from downtown Beaufort, SC. Enjoy the privacy and security of a gated residential community with membership access to two professional golf courses, dry storage marina, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, tennis courts and walking paths. Unfurnished and furnished homes on the marsh and golf course available. Dataw’s close proximity to Beaufort also makes it […]

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