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Rib-it’s Grand Opening
THE BEST FOOD, AT THE BEST PRICE
BY TED HENDERSON
T
here are few places to grab a good bite to eat without breaking the bank these
days. It’s even rarer to fnd a place that’s reasonably priced where the food is good.
Tat’s one of the reasons Rib-it owner Ben Quincy decided to open the doors
at his brand new restarurant next to Lucy’s, right before the main gate into Seabrook
Island.
Ben is a very personable man who has spent nearly 20 years perfecting his BBQ
sauce. “People are gonna’ love my sauce. I’ve heard some people say it’s the best they’ve
ever had,” Ben Said.
Rib-it will have a small, but appealing menu, including racks of Ben’s special made
ribs, Nathan’s hotdogs, chicken, pork bbq, and tasty mac-n-cheese and slaw for sides.
All of these menu items will be priced for everyone’s wallet.
Another item that Rib-it will be serving is around 20 diferent favors Italian ice.
“Tis is the best stuf that will ever hit your lips,” Ben said. Te Italian ice is made in
New York by a family that has been doing it for 60 years. For Ben, it’s always about the
best quality at the best price. His ribs are imported Danish baby-back ribs of the highest
quality, and Nathan’s hotdogs have a reputation that speaks for itself.
A frm believer in charity work, tips made selling the Italian ice will all go toward the
Make-a-Wish foundation, which Ben has been involved with for many years. He invites
the community to come out and try his food, taste his bbq sauce and save a few dollars
doing so. Te grand opening is this weekend.
For more information on the grand opening or to contact the restaurant call 641-7600.
Volume 5 Issue 12 September 30, 2011 FREE
Since May 2007
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T
he South Carolina Silver Haired
Legislature, consisting of 152
representatives from across the
46 counties in the state recently met in
Columbia to propose legislation to the
South Carolina General Assembly. Te
resolutions proposing such legislation are
designed to improve the lives of South
Carolina senior citizens.
Tis body, made up of South Carolina
residents over the age of 60 years, consists
of 10 caucuses. Charleston County is
included in the Trident Caucus, along
with Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.
Seven of the 16 members of the Trident
Caucus reside in Charleston, 3 in Mt.
Pleasant, 2 in Summerville, and 1 each in
Goose Creek, Daniel Island, Ladson, and
Seabrook Island ( Sam Reed ).
Representative Brian White, Chair of
the House Ways and Means Committee,
briefed the session on South Carolina
budget issues. He pointed out that the
state appropriated $21.9 billion last year.
Although there is an anticipated shortfall
for the coming year, the General Assembly
must make necessary cuts to balance
the budget. He also mentioned that
K-12 education and Medicaid amounted
to 42% of state expenditures. About
900,000 South Carolina citizens are on
Medicaid. Also, he reported that 52% of
births in South Carolina are paid for by
Medicaid.
Another speaker was Steve Drafn,
Director of the South Carolina Legislative
Council. His ofce drafts the bills which
are considered by the Legislature. More
than 3,000 bills were introduced this
past session, but only about 10% were
enacted into law. He did state that the
General Assembly usually enacts 2
or 3 proposals each session which are
forwarded and recommended by the
Silver Haired Legislature. Finally, he
mentioned that 2 laws enacted this past
session are under study by the U.S.
Justice Department (Attorney General),
i.e. (1)Reapportionment and (2)Voter
Identifcation.
Representative Denny Neilson, the
author of the bill which established
the Silver Haired Legislature in South
Carolina also spoke to the gathered
seniors.
Te Advocacy Chair of the South
Carolina League of Women Voters,
Carole Cato, also spoke in opposition to
the newly-enacted Voter Identifcation
Law, which requires a government issued
photo. Her group is concerned with the
costs of implementing the new law, as well
as the potential disenfranchisement of
numerous potential voters. She indicated
that some 178,000 South Carolina citizens
do not currently have a state issued photo.
She mentioned that many do not even
have a birth certifcate, nor a telephone,
nor a passport, nor access to newspapers.
She claimed that minorities and out-of-
state students could be seriously impeded
by the new law. It was pointed out that
the Department of Motor Vehicles is
ordering some $440,000 worth of photo
ID equipment, and that the Governor
has ofered transportation to anyone
who needs a state issued photo. It was
also pointed out that one could vote an
absentee ballot without a state photo.
Tis discussion of the new law generated
numerous questions and comments with
divergent views.
Te real purpose of the meetings was to
select approved resolutions to be submitted
to the South Carolina General Assembly
when they reconvene in Columbia.
Seniors are being represented
BY SAM REED
F
ourteen of the 20 Charleston County
members of the South Carolina
General Assembly met last week
to hear from constituents about possible
issues for the upcoming legislative session.
Senator Glenn McConnell chaired the
meeting, which was held at the College of
Charleston.
Steve Osborn, an administrator at the
College, briefed the legislators on campus
activities. Of the 14,000 who applied
this school year, 3,250 were admitted.
Te school is the 3rd largest in the state,
with 10,400 undergraduate students and
1,500 graduate students. Annual in-state
tuition is $9,616 and out-of-state tuition
(38% of the student body is out-of-state)
is $24,000. Te college was founded in
1770.
Rev. Rob Dewey of Coastal Crisis
Chaplaincy asked that funds made
available to the Law Enforcement
Assistance Program be shared with
Charleston and other locales, stating that
all now stays in Columbia.
Brad Wall, president of the Charleston
County Fire Chiefs Association, suggested
that a full-fedged Burn Center be
reinstituted at MUSC.
Other individuals speaking to the
group asked for: (1) a more realistic
curriculum for “special needs” students (2)
a need for improved SAT and ACT scores
(3) mandated training requirements and
standards for Fire Chiefs across the state;
4) fairer real property assessment rules
(5) a possible merger of the cities of
Charleston and North Charleston and
(6) encourage SPA to seriously look at
all potential sites for a new cruise ship
terminal.
Te legislators seemed to listen
attentively to the comments, asked
pertinent questions, and indicated that
they would carefully take all comments
into consideration when carrying out
their responsibilities. Te meeting
concluded with the appointments of
several individuals to various boards,
commissions, and committees.
Charleston Legislative Delegation meets
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Contributors
Katherine A. Saenger
Dimi Matouchev
Charleston Concert Association
John Nelson
Rosebank Farms
Weston Caswell
Kimberly M. Farfone
Capt James Ghi
Bob Hooper
Rachel DeCosty
Mary White
Leah Jerden
Chris Brooks
Ronnie Miller
Sam Reed
Sheila Larson
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Ci v i c Cal endar
KIAWAH ISLAND TOWN HALL
21 Beachwalker Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone: 768-9166
Fax: 768-4764
SEABROOK ISLAND TOWN HALL
2001 Seabrook Island Road
Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Phone: 768-9121
Fax: 768-9830
Email:
[email protected]
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
958-4700
CITY OF CHARLESTON
75 Calhoun St.
724-3745
Silver Hair continued on page 3
Monday, Oct 3
Kiawah Island Envitonmenal
Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m. Kiawah Island Municipal
building
Tuesday, Oct 4
Kiawah Island Town Council
2:00 p.m. Kiawah Island Municipal
Center’s 2nd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday, Oct 5
Kiawah Island Planning Commission
3:00 p.m. Kiawah Island Municipal
Center’s 2nd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday, Oct 5
Seabrook Island Planning
Commission
Work Session, 2:30 p.m. Seabrook Island
Municipal building.
Wednesday, Oct 12
Seabrook Island Planning
Commission
Regular meeting, 2:30 p.m. Seabrook
Island Municipal building.
Monday, Oct 17
Kiawah Board of Zoning Appeals
4:00 at the Kiawah Island Municpal
Building.
Tuesday, Oct 25
Seabrook Island Town Council
All Town Council meetings will be held
at 2:30 p.m. at the Town Hall unless
noted otherwise on the Town bulletin
board.
Among those selected, and not necessarily in order of priority, were:
• Restructure state senior programs to avoid duplication and reduce costs;
• Create a state-wide guardian ad litem program for representation of seniors;
• Restore funding for in-home care for seniors;
• Require identifcation (i.e. bracelet) for long-term care patients;
• No liability, beyond insurance limits, for a volunteer driver, except for gross negligence;
• Provide afordable transportation for seniors;
• Require a license for non-medical company caregivers (i.e. criminal background check);
• Require minimum (as well as existing maximum) penalties for abuse, neglect, or
exploitation;
• Promote evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs, where cost efective;
• Fund state-wide life sustaining shelter and care for elderly abused who must be removed
from their home;
• Prohibit Pharmacy Beneft Managers from diverting patients from prescribed medications
to other medications.
Silver Hair continued from page 2
C
harleston's Original Maze and
Pumpkin Patch will be open
weekends October 1st through
October 30. Tere is a $ 1.00 gate fee
regardless of age, for all attendees, however
we are ofering special group plans for Boy
Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church groups &
Clubs. Tere are special rates for birthday
parties held during October.
Te month long festivities will include
a 12 acre myrtle maze, the pumpkin patch,
hayrides to feed the cows, Scarecrow
Factory, mini maze, farm animal display,
fossil mine, and there will be concessions.
Te myrtle maze will have questions to
solve throughout to win prizes.
New to the event this year is duck
races, gem mining, and a cow train.
Te Pumpkin Patch and Maze will be
open to the general public on weekends.
Hours are Friday 3-10 p.m., Saturday 10
a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.
Field trips for school groups are available
weekdays.
Legare Farms will have their Haunted
Hayrides and Maze Friday October 21st
and Saturday October 22nd. Te Haunted
events will take place from 8:00 p.m. until
midnight.
For more information on the month long
festivities, or to book a feldtrip please call
559-0788, email [email protected]
or visit us online at legarefarms.net.
Charleston’s original myrtle maze and pumpkin patch
BY LINDA BERRY
www.islandconnectionnews.com
September 30, 2011
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T
he Rural Mission, Inc. on Johns
Island is again very grateful for the
fnancial support from the Town
of Kiawah Island to support its ministry
to help low income families on the nearby
Sea Islands. Te Mission, its staf, and
it many dedicated volunteers have served
those in need for 42 years. Tis will grant
will make a real diference at a time when
the Mission is overwhelmed with requests
for help. Te recession has hit those
hardest who already had the least and
requests for help have nearly tripled in two
years. Te Mission has been seeking the
necessary support to reach more families
and to response to more needs and this
will grant will help make this possible.
Te two most pressing needs during
2011 have been handicap ramps and
repairing and replacing failed roofs in
these older homes.
Please learn more about this outreach
ministry at ruralmission.org or by contacting
the Rural Mission at [email protected]
or at 768-1720. Please come by for a visit at
3429 Camp Care Road of of Betsy Kerrison
Blvd. behind the Church of Our Saviour.
Town of Kiawah Island
provides $10,000 grant to the Rural Mission
BY CHRIS BROOKS
Tis handicap ramp was constructed this year for Mrs. Chisolm on Wadmalaw Island by volunteers from Kiawah and Johns Island.
September 30, 2011
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GOLF TIPS
W
e’ve all heard the old tip, “swing with ease into the breeze,” but most don’t
understand why. Whether swinging a driver or a 7 iron, the stronger the
head wind, the more we tend to “punch the shot.” Just the word punch itself
tends to make us hit harder at the ball that may be positioned to far back in our stance.
Te results put more spin on the ball, thus creating a shot that not only will curve more,
but actually climbs into that wind.
Swing with ease into the breeze actually means what it says. Try to hit the shot with
a driver or iron softly. Tis will result in less backspin and sidespin, therefore allowing
the ball to penetrate the wind. Taking an extra club and choking down is always a good
choice, but do not position the ball to far back in your stance as it will result in a steeper
plane and add spin to the shot.
Ronnie Miller is the Director of Instruction at Kiawah Island Golf Resort at 266-4039.
Into the breeze
BY RONNIE MILLER
September 30, 2011
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Giving through education
EDUFEST EVENT RECRUITS VOLUNTEERS AND RAISES MONEY FOR LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BY LEAH JERDEN
O
n September 22, the frst annual
EduFest event, sponsored by
Kiawah and Seabrook islands,
attracted a throng of charitable locals last
night who donated funds and committed
their time to volunteer at the fve Johns
and Wadmalaw island public schools.
Kiawah Island Community
Association Chair Craig Weaver and
Dr. SueHolloman of Seabrook Island
warmed the crowd by opening the
evening with aspecial thanks to the
many current public school volunteers.
As Haut Gap MiddleSchool Principal
Paul Padron commented, “Haut Gap has
seen dramatic improvementthe last few
years, due in part to the many generous
volunteers and the Communities In
Schools programs.”
Te sweet voices of the Angel Oak
Elementary School Gospel Choirbrought
smiles to attendees’ faces as they perused
booths with representativesfrom Edith
L. Frierson Elementary, Mt. Zion
Elementary, Angel Oak Elementary,
HautGap Middle and St. Johns High
schools.
Additionally, Sea Islands Cooking, a
cookbook featuring a collectionof recipes
from Johns, Wadmalaw, Kiawah and
Seabrook islands, was unveiled andsold
at the event. All proceeds from the sales
of the book go directly tobeneft Johns
and Wadmalaw island public schools. To
learn more about SeaIslands Cooking,
including how to purchase a copy of the
book throughCommunities in Schools,
visit seaislandscooking.org.
Communities In Schools of the
Charleston Area, Inc. addresses thelocal
dropout crisis by surroundingmore than
7,400 at-risk children and their families
with a community of support that
empowers students to stay inschool and
achieve in life.
For more information about
Communities In Schools, please visit
cischarleston.org or contact them directly at
740-6793.         
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www.islandconnectionnews.com
HEALTH & WELLNESS
T
he practice of this ancient healing
art is centuries old. With each
pose or “asana” you are powerfully
afecting and altering your overall health,
well being, your life and those lives around
you. Yoga is considered a “practice” and
a “discipline”.
Benefts are rarely recognized with
random class oferings once or twice
a week. Tere is no greater form of
exercise that will address your mind,
body, emotions, and spirit as Yoga does.
To experience such benefts it is suggested
that participation be no less than 3 hours
per week and ultimately 5 and more.
To the novice, it may be overwhelming
to consider joining a group fearing the
unknown. While there are many styles
or techniques of Yoga there are also many
diferent approaches and styles of teaching.
As the art of Yoga becomes more popular
given infux of advertising, more and more
on-line or quick weekend certifcations
for teacher instruction become available.
When considering any form of physical
exercise, it is important to inquire about
someone’s education, experience and
investigate beyond a pleasant look and
personality presented.
Tose new to Yoga, it is typical they
have the expectation to be “very good”.
We somehow don’t share the same
expectation when enrolling in a foreign
language or culinary class. Consider
movement and Yoga as a “new language”;
one that will push you, test you, guide and
Empower you ... bringing you to a place
of calm, pain free... Never under estimate
the Power of movement, the power of yoga
or the power of inner peace and wellness.
For more information about Yoga and
how it will turn your life upside down
and to learn more about Mary White, her
vast education and experience, services
and locations, please email [email protected]
seabrookislandwellness.com or visit
seabrookislandwellness.com.

Island Yoga Woman
BY MARY WHITE
Skin care for cancer
BY RACHEL DECOSTY
T
he myth behind this benefcial
therapy and how it does not treat
skin cancers.
Several years ago, Morag Currin,
a Certifed Oncology Esthetician and
Massage Terapist began to shed light on
the need for such therapies and began to
publish books, contribute to journals and
create certifcations in this arena. Since
those years there are many acknowledged
programs for those wishing to pursue a
career path in Oncology Esthetics.
Some of the many goals of these
compassionate therapists are to provide
such benefts as soothing the skin from the
efects of chemotherapies and radiation
therapies that induce the discomfort
and pain associated with chemo acne,
radiation recall, puritis (itching), rashes,
dryness, burning, sensitivity and more.
Te skin, which is our largest organ as
well as a part of our excretory system, is
designed to purge toxins from the body.
Te old adage of “that which goes in must
come out,” is a lot more accurate and
literal than we give credit to. Te skin
is also one of our main defenses against
infection and under extreme traumas it
can be compromised and let in harmful
pathogens. Infection fghting is a
precautionary must for any persons living
with a challenged immunity.
Oncology Esthetics is a professional
course with an outline that covers a range
of topics including: specifcity of grade and
stage, node removals, ports, medications,
types of cancers and therapies, length
of time in and out of active treatment,
contraindications, medical terminology,
patient case studies, infection precautions,
sanitation, client consultations, physician
networking, referrals, allopathic
treatment, alternative treatments,
combination therapies, nutrition, herbs,
aromatherapy and more.
Te goal is to educate and support the
client going through cancer treatments
actively or in the past and ofer them a
way to help ease the discomfort. Tere
are efective, inexpensive solutions to
help ease sensitivity, rashes, itching and
burning such as Aveeno products. Tere
are supportive all natural non- toxic
skin care product lines, there are natural
remedies such as pure ALOE that can help
calm infammation. Tere is educational
material and support that help to explain
why the, touch of your old linens, are now
unbearable on your skin.
Tis is a non-invasive, non-compete
adjunct therapy to complement traditional
or non-traditional cancer treatments.
Tis is about relief, comfort, touch,
support, education and nurturing for
the discomfort experienced. Oncology
Esthetics is based on ofering a sense of
ease.
Specialized skin care, spa treatments,
massage, healing touch and energy
techniques have all been scientifcally
proven to increase the production of
endorphins, lessen intensity of pain,
induce relaxation, reduce stress, comfort
the skin, and increase a sense of peace.
Always seek a Certifed Oncology
Esthetician, Oncology Massage Terapist,
or therapists whom are certifed, licensed
and recognized under the proper scope
of practice with the clearance and
acknowledgement from your Physician.
For more information or to schedule a
consultation or educational seminar, please
contact Rachel DeCosty at 725-9951.
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Johns Island Regional Library
3531 Maybank Highway, 559-1945
Hours:
Monday – Tursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 
PLAY with DAD: How are you feeling?
(all ages)
Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.
We have many faces of emotions ranging
from happy to sad. Come and hear some
entertaining stories about these feelings.
Children’s Movie:  Spooky Buddies (all
ages)
Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m.
When two Halloween legends are
unleashed on a town, the Buddy family
must fgure out how to save the day in this
“spirited” tale! Rated G; 88 minutes.
Afternoon Café (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, October 4 from 4:30 – 6:30
p.m.
Afternoon Café features a variety of board
games, including Monopoly, Jenga, Clue,
Chess, and Checkers. Popcorn and drinks
will be provided.
PLAY: It’s Apple Time! (all ages)
Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season of this delicious fruit
by enjoying stories and rhymes about
apples.
Book Explorers Preschool Book Club
(up to six years old)
Friday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Each month the Book Explorers read a
book and do activities to go along with
the book. Tis is a fun way to build those
early Literacy Skills!
PLAY with DAD: Yummy in My
Tummy (all ages)
Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.
Who said you can’t have fun with your
food? Let’s read some fun books all about
food.
Saturday Movie: Phineas and Ferb
Across the 2nd Dimension (all ages)
Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m.
Perry’s worst fear comes true when Phineas
and Ferb fnds out that he is in fact Secret
Agent P, but that soon pales in comparison
during a trip to the 2nd dimension where
Perry fnds out that Dr. Doofenshmirtz is
truly evil and successful. Rated PG; 78
minutes. Learn more about the actors and
check out books to take home from our
book display. Sponsor: Te UPS Store,
3575 Maybank Highway, John’s Island.
Wii Bowling (grades 6-12)
Tuesday, October 11 from 4:30 – 7:00
p.m.
Engage in head-to-head competitions with
your friends in bowling matches.
PLAY: Monster Fun (all ages) 
Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Fee-f-fo-fum! Stories about monsters can
be so fun! Stomp on down and join us.
Club Anime! (ages 12-19)
Tursday, October 13 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Imagine going to a school where only the
‘A’ students received special privileges like
air conditioning, free snacks, and laptops
while students with bad grades don’t
receive anything.  Enter class rivalry and
endless comedy and you have Baka and
Test which will be our featured title for
this meeting.
Preschool Adventure Zone! (ages 3 to 6
years)
Friday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Scientifc adventures on a Preschool level!
Children will explore science and math
concepts through stories and hands-on
adventures.
PLAY with DAD:  What’s Your Sport?
Saturday, October 15 at 11 a.m.
Get in the game! No matter what your
favorite sport is, you will enjoy these great
stories. (all ages)
Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
Tuesday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
Join us and discuss Te Time Traveler’s
Wife by Audrey Nifenegger. Clare and
Henry struggle with the efects a condition
that casts Henry involuntarily into the
world of time travel. Copies of the book
may be obtained from the Reference Desk
for check out while supplies last.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
Camp for a Cause
Te Point is having their 5th annual Camp for a Cause with
proceeds going to the Hollings Cancer Center call 768-
7504 for more details.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
Latin American Festival
12 – 6 p.m. at Wannamaker County Park
Feel the heat at the 20th Annual Latin American Festival as
we celebrate the sights and sounds of the Latino world! All
ages will enjoy live Salsa and Merengue music performed
by bands West End Mambo and Bachaco, as well as dance
demonstrations and a salsa dance contest. Plus, enjoy
authentic food, craft items and plenty of activities for
families. No pets, outside food, or beverages permitted.
Call 795-4386 for more information. Fee: $10 adults or 6
Greenbax/$5 discount for students or military personnel
(with ID)/Free: Gold Pass holders & ages 12 & under.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Public Open House about McLeod Plantation
4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at James Island Charter High School
cafeteria. McLeod Plantation is at 37-acre property on
James Island that was recently acquired by the Charleston
County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC).
A team of consultants are working with CCPRC and
a steering committee to create a master plan and a
stabilization plan for McLeod Plantation. Join the
consultant team as well as CCPRC representatives at
a public open house to discuss the project. A formal
presentation of the project will be given at 6 p.m. Free of
charge.
FRI DAY, OCTOBER 7
Brown and White Pickup
Mark your calendars! Te next Brown and White pickup
is scheduled for this day. Large goods, such as furniture
and appliances, will be picked up curbside. Hazardous
goods, such as paint and batteries, must be taken to the
Maintenance Facility on Seabrook Island Road (behind the
garden plots) from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for safe collection.
Tis pickup is ofered quarterly as a convenience to our
residents. If you have any questions, please contact John
Wells at [email protected] or 768-1562.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
Yappy Hour
4 p.m. – sunset at James Island County Park Dog Park
Join us after work at the James Island County Park dog
park for drinks and live music by folk performers Ryan
Bonner and Corey Jarrett. Mingle with friends old and new
while your dog runs around with his favorite pals. Beverages
available for purchase. Tis event is free with regular park
admission. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.
FRI DAY, OCTOBER 14
Garden Club
Te Seabrook Island Garden Club will meet at the Lake
House. Conversation and cofee will begin at 9 a.m.,
followed by the
business meeting
and a presentation by
Jim Jordan, a local
biologist with expertise
in environmental
conservation.   Jordan
will discuss resident
wildlife, with an
emphasis on bobcats
and their mobility habits on the Island.  Jordan’s talk will
be of interest to all members of the community, men and
women alike!
Te Garden Club meets the second Friday of every month
and focuses on supporting the natural beauty of our
community while creating and enjoying lasting friendships. 
MOVI ES I N THE PARK
8 – 10 p.m. at James Island County Park
Join us at James Island County Park for movies under the
stars! Event is free with regular gate admission. Call 795-
4386 for movie titles, or visit ccprc.com. No pre-registration
required!
Free.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
First Annual Lupus Patient Education Event
Do you have lupus or are you interested in learning more
about lupus? Te MUSC Division of Rheumatology
& Immunology and MUSCLE (MUSC Lupus
Erythematosus) Group is planning the frst annual Lupus
Patient Education Event, entitled “Everything you Need to
Know about Lupus”! 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the MUSC
Gazes Auditorium, located at the intersection of Courtenay
Drive and Doughty Street in Charleston. Patients, family,
friends, health care professionals, and community members
are all invited to learn more about lupus and how to help
manage this autoimmune disease, which can afect many
organs including the skin, kidneys, heart and lungs.
Examples of topics to be covered during the workshop
include: living with lupus, understanding lupus and fnding
new treatments, lupus and heart health, medication drug
use during pregnancy, and medication side efects. We will
also have information available on the local lupus support
group, research and clinical trials, diet and nutrition, the
Prescription Assistance Program, disability, oral health
(from the MUSC Center for Oral Health), and bone health,
including free bone density screening available at the event.
We hope that you will join us. Please register for the event
if you are interested in attending so that we may order a
free lunch for you! For more information or to register visit
www.musc.edu/lupus or call Stephanie at 792-8997.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
“Te Sound of Charleston”
4:00 p.m.  at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. “Te Sound
of Charleston” traces the city’s storied history while
portraying Charleston’s role in developing several important
musical idioms (I.e. gospel, jazz and musical theater).  Te
production consists of 5 musical vignettes tied together by
Master of Ceremony Bill Schlitt, and featuring Charleston
favorites D’Jaris Whipper-Lewis singing Porgy and Bess
Highlights along with Reverend Carl Bright and family
singing gospel like you’ve seldom heard it.  “Te Sound
of Charleston,” is a co-production of Charleston Musical
Heritage Productions and Te Company Company. You’ll
be on your feet at the end of this performance shouting
for more sounds of Charleston. Sponsored by the Town
of Kiawah Island Arts Council. Complimentary Tickets
are available at Kiawah Island Town Hall. Ticket Release
Dates: Kiawah: 9/27; Public: 9/30. For more information
please call 768-9166. 
FRI DAY, OCTOBER 21
Bohicket Marina Anniversary Celebration
On October 21 and 22, Bohicket Marina will be celebrating
its 30th Birthday. All proceeds from the events will be
donated to Debi’s Kids, a charity that serves local families
over the holidays. Friday night’s fun will include an all-
inclusive 80’s themed party in the Captain’s Lounge and
on the lawn, with food, beverages, a DJ, and more! Dress
if your favorite 80’s
get-ups and of course,
big hair! Tickets
are $35 in advance
and $40 at the door.
Saturday’s birthday
festival will start with
a parade (adults, children, and pets on leashes welcomed
- and Halloween attire encouraged!) at 10a.m. and go
until 3p.m. with family-fun like jump castles, balloon
artists, music, food, and more! Te Newcomers Hospitality
Committee of the SIPOA and the Seabrook Island Club
will host a social on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 5:00
- 7:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Hall at the Lake House.  All
Seabrook Island Property Owners who purchased property
during 2010-2011 are encouraged to attend. Invitations
will be forthcoming, and inquiries may be addressed to
the chairpersons, Patty DeGregorio ([email protected],
768-4461) or Sue Ciancio ([email protected],
768-4214).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
Dogtoberfest
Calling all animal lovers! Bring yourself and your furry
friend to the fourth annual Dogtoberfest at Freshfelds
Village. Tere will be live music for everyone’s enjoyment,
as well as vendor booths with great items for sale. But
wait, there’s more! At 2:30 p.m., preceding the event, there
will be a complimentary Blessing of the Animals with
Father Michael Clarkson of Church of Our Savior. Tis is
a complimentary activity and pets may be enrolled at the
time of ticket purchase or beginning 2:30 p.m. on the day
of the event. All participating pets must be checked in and
assembled by 3 p.m. Tere will be prizes for crowd favorite
and most creative costume. Pets attending the event must
bring leashes. Admission to the event is complimentary.
Wine tasting tickets may be purchased for $20 in advance
($25 on the day of the event) and include a commemorative
Dogtoberfest wineglass. From 3-6 p.m. at Freshfelds
Village.
OctOber 1 Island Connection Calendar OctOber 22
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I
so enjoy questions and here is another
good one! Tis question is not exactly
about a common computer but rather
about a DVD player.
Blu-Ray DVD players are now coming
with "streaming" so you can get on the
"net" without a computer and they do it
wirelessly (or wired). What does all this
mean? You can set up your new Blu-Ray
player to access sites on the Internet and
download or "stream" that content. For
example Netfix is available on almost all
Blu-Ray players that connect as well as
many other sites BUT not the entire web
so don't think you can (as of yet) buy an
"internet-ready" Blu-Ray player or even
a TV and get anywhere you want on the
net. Tese devices allow only certain
content to be viewed or downloaded.
So great, I have bought a Blu-Ray player
and want to see my Netfix selections. Do
I just bring it home and plug it in? Oh,
would that be nice if true like on the ads,
but alas, not quite so easy. Let's go over a
few steps to get you on your way to Netfix
bliss:
1) Make sure you buy a wireless version
if your house is wireless. Te "wired"
version will allow you to add wireless but
then you are paying for another adapter so
why not just go ahead and do it in the frst
place. Follow the directions carefully for
setting up the player to access your wireless
network. Speaking of a wireless network,
what should yours be? SECURED is the
answer! As always I can help you out with
all of this. Some wireless routers have a
button you can push that will sync new
products with the correct password and
settings. If not you will need to do this
manually and will need your wireless
account password.
2) Setting up your online account.
Once you have set up your new Blu-Ray
player to access your wireless network
you may need to set up an account with
the manufacturer of the product. For
example I did a Sony Blu-Ray recently
and it required that we set up an account
with Sony prior to being able to access the
limited Internet it provided. Once we set
up the Sony account we then were able
to "see" the Netfix logo, click on it and -
Oops we had to set up our Netfix account!
Remember to write down usernames and
passwords while doing all this!
3) Once all was done we had our
Netfix streaming live, we had access to
YouTube and about 10 other sites on the
net. Higher end products allow more use
of the Internet yet as of now it's not really
a full featured "browser.” Te best part
about this service is you can delete one of
the other boxes sitting around your TV.
You no longer need an "apple" TV or Wii
to access Netfix, so if in the market for
a new Blu-Ray player, splurge a bit, get
the wireless model, read the directions
carefully and get ready to watch that
favorite movie!
With the Christmas season in the near
future think about what you want to give
(or get) in electronics and make a game
plan. If giving a Blu-Ray make sure you
get the right one for the household it is
going into - heck you might get it back!
I hope this helps and more next issue!
If you have any problems, questions, etc.
about your particular needs do not hesitate
to contact Bob Hooper at 822-7794 or email
at [email protected]
COMPUTER CORNER
BY BOB HOOPER AKA RENT A BOB
Blu-Ray Blues
WHAT’S HOT
Fire Prevention Week
A SHORT HISTORY LESSON
BY CAPT JAMES GHI
I
n my previous article I mentioned
Fire Prevention Week and offered
some specific fire safety tips. Many
people outside of the fire service do not
know why there is a fire prevention week
and why it is conducted in October. I
would like to provide a brief history of
the event that lead to this week of fire
safety awareness.
On October 8, 1871 a fire erupted
in Chicago that killed more than
250 people, left 100,000 homeless,
destroyed more than 17,00 structures,
and burned 2,000 acres of the city. The
fire burned through the night, doing
most of its damage during October 9.
There are many theories on how this
devastating fire started, with the most
popular being a cow on the O’Leary
farm, just outside of the city limits,
kicked over a lantern in a barn.
Although the Great Chicago Fire is
one of the best known conf lagrations
in American History, a fire in Peshtigo,
Wisconsin occurred on the same day as
the Great Chicago Fire. This forest fire
killed over 1,000 people and burned
more than 1 million acres as it swept
through 16 towns. It is speculated
that this fire was accidently started by
railroad workers.
In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson
issued a proclamation for the first fire
prevention day observance. Since 1922
Fire Prevention Week has observed on
the Sunday through Saturday during
the period in which October 9 falls.
Many of the fire codes used today,
such as “panic hardware” and exit signs
just to name a few, were developed after
the loss of life in fires. Even with active
prevention and inspection programs
the loss of life due to fires continues.
Data form the United States Fire
Administration (2008) lists the
national fire death rate is 12.0 people
per million. The fire death rate in
South Carolina is above the national
average at 18.7 people per million. In
2003 the fourth deadliest night club
fire in United States history occurred
in West Warwick Rhode Island. The
fire killed 100 people. The point
here is fire codes don’t keep fires from
happening, people do.
On October 14 from 6:00 pm to
8:00 pm the St. Johns Fire District will
be conducting a Fire Prevention event
at the Piggly Wiggly shopping center
located at Main Road and Maybank
Highway. Come join us to test you
fire safety knowledge and have a little
fun.
Information for this article was
obtained from the United States Fire
Administration and the National Fire
Protection Association.
Submitted by Captain James T. Ghi,
Fire Prevention Specialist, St. Johns Fire
and Rescue. [email protected] 296-8392

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ishop Gadsden, the Southeast’s
leading continuing care retirement
community, has been a part of
the greater Charleston community for
more than 160 years. In 2012, they will
celebrate their 25th year on the James
Island campus. As they look to the
future, one of Bishop Gadsden’s goals is to
become an even more integral part of the
local community.
Terefore, Bishop Gadsden is hosting
the James Island Community Market,
“Bringing Local Food, Farmers and Crafts
to the Island.” President and CEO, Bill
Trawick states, “We believe our campus
is a perfect location for bringing together
neighbors and businesses. Our hope is to
feature area companies and artisans, while
having the Charleston community enjoy
another opportunity to BUY LOCALLY!
If successful, our goal would be to host a
regular community market beginning in
the spring of 2012.”
Te greater Charleston community
is invited to join Bishop Gadsden on
Tuesday, October 25th from 3:30 p.m. –
6:30 p.m. on the Bishop Gadsden front
lawn area outside the Bishop Gadsden
Chapel. With free parking, live music,
local restaurants, farmers and artisans
featured, the event is sure to get all in
the mood for fall. Bishop Gadsden is
located on Camp Road between Folly and
Riverland.
If you have any questions, please contact
the Development & Public Relations Ofce
at 406-6546.
Bishop Gadsden to host community market
BY KIMBERLY M. FARFONE
ARUGULA
Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza
Cooking Light, October 2011
1 pound refrigerated fresh pizza dough
5 applewood-smoked bacon slices
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
½ tsp. crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp. yellow cornmeal
½ marinara sauce
¾ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup baby arugula
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp. white wine vinegar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray; let dough stand, covered, for 15
minutes.
Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble. Add tomatoes and
pepper to drippings in pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal; roll dough into a 12-inch circle on prepared
baking sheet. Spread sauce evenly over dough, leaving a ½-inch border. Top with
tomatoes and bacon. Sprinkle cheese over top.
Bake at 450 degrees on bottom oven rack for 17 minutes or until crust is golden.
Combine arugula and remaining ingredients; top pizza with arugula mixture.
LEMONY ARUGULA SALAD
Combine 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, ½ tsp. grated lemon rind, 1 Tbsp. fresh
lemon juice, and ¼ tsp. salt in a large bowl. Add 8 cups arugula and 1/3 cup thinly
sliced red onion; toss well. Serves 6.
TASTY RECIPES FROM ROSEBANK FARMS
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or many families in the Diocese,
there is most likely a week of each
summer blocked of for week
at Camp; a place where children can
not only enjoy activities on beautiful
Seabrook Island, but also grow in their
relationship with Christ.
While the summer staf ofers campers
with activities such as sailing, kayaking,
and rock climbing, there was also an
opportunity for campers to sign up and
participate in the annual "service project
activity." Of course, some would doubt
the abilities of High School students to
sign up for and complete such an activity
or have the motivation to work in the
hot sun while other campers spend the
afternoon in the cool waters of the North
Edisto river.
Nevertheless, over the past two
summers, campers have erected a 15 ft.
cross made of Palmetto trunks and rebuilt
St. Christopher's Outdoor Chapel. Tis
summer, during "Senior Session (rising
9-12 graders), the project included the
construction of three large picknick
tables for the local John's Island housing
ministry, Rural Mission.
After the lumber and fasteners were
unloaded of the truck, and I started
thumbing through the directions, I
began to have real doubts that the kids
would be able to take part in any of the
construction process. And to an extent,
it was true that most of the campers who
signed up for the project had little or no
woodworking experience; nevertheless,
what they had was a willingness to work
hard and follow instructions.
We gathered and talked about the
reward of having a servant's heart. As I
cut the lumber, the campers, were able to
fasten everything securely. Several leaders
evolved out of the group and I was able
to put them in charge of several assembly
lines to speed the process.
It was cool to step back and watch the
campers at work and encouraging one
another at every step of the construction.
By the end of the week, three very sturdy
picknick tables were ready to be delivered
to Rural Mission and will be put to good
use for many years to come.
We had completed our goal! Not only
had the campers fnished building the
tables; they had also developed servant
hearts.
Campers help to rebuild local church
BY WESTON CASWELL
September 30, 2011 15
S
ignifcant rainfall is still absent
at Rosebank Farms. If any of
you watched Making It Grow last
week, you remember Roland Alston
commenting that all of SC is extremely
dry. Our farm is not an exception.
Tat our crops look as good as they do
surprises me.
Today I am taking a walking tour of
the felds. Walking south from the shed,
on my left are feld peas or cow peas
with lavender blossoms and long slender
green immature pods. To the right is
the orchard, the source of your pears.
Turning to the west I see more peas,
white-blossomed purple-hulled pink
eyes. Tey are fanked by sorghum, then
a poor stand of green beans. Beyond
the beans, tomatoes blossom and some
bear fruit. Here are some heirlooms
with baby green tomatoes. In the spaces
where tomato plants died, potatoes grow.
(Sidi uses every available space for crops.)
Zucchini and yellow squash are next in
the progression. Okra blooms in the
adjacent rows. Cucumber and pickle
vines run across the alleys. Just beyond
them, golden zucchini bear fruit. Beets
just transplanted struggle to survive the
dry soil and the drying wind. Basil wafts
its fragrance in another row. In the last
rows a second planting of cucumbers
trail short vines.
I return through these felds walking
westward. Te asparagus is coming
back with feathery ferns. Next to the
asparagus are newly transplanted Asian
greens including bok choy bordered by
16” tall corn and rows of green beans.
Acorn, carnival and delicata squash show
nice size and color. More basil is next
to four rows of butternut squash. Tere
are more tomatoes sufering stress from
drought, but they are blooming and
setting fruit. Another planting of acorn
and butternut squash looks good.
I wander into the pumpkin patch.
Recognizable are Tennessee neck
pumpkins, Khaki and Bliss. Pumpkins
too immature to identify confront me – a
white one, a warted one, peanut pumpkin?
More unidentifable ones – I’ll soon
know what they are. Spaghetti squash
are in the next rows. Ten eggplants
bearing purple, lavender and white fruit.
A fnished cornfeld is bordered by some
very strange peas – seeds from Jack.
Indian peas? – a mystery for the present.
I walk to the other side of Walnut
Hill Road where I see long rows of new
transplants – collards, Chinese cabbage,
broccoli, turnips, mustard, cabbage.
Bordering these is just harvested corn and
a swath of sugar cane. On the other side
of the sugar cane is a second planting of
butternut squash On my left is a big feld
of more exotic Indian peas/beans and
sorghum. Te hoophouse here harbors
more seedlings yet to be transplanted.
As I return to the shed, beds of arugula
and recently planted mesclun are on the
right and the horse and mule pasture on
my left.
Te rest of the farm felds border the
tent two miles south where sweet corn
and green beans alternate in felds and
carrots comprise another smaller area.
Tis farm is also home for the chickens.
I have walked both farms and viewed
what is planted for the fall. Sidi, the
crew, and I have worked hard under
drought conditions in extreme heat for
the Summer CSA – not every crop has
been a success but we are pleased with
the harvest; we hope you are as well. We
invite you to join for the fall agricultural
and culinary adventure.
For more information, go to
rosebankfarms.com.
Fresh from Rosebank Farms
BY SHEILA LARSON
16 September 30, 2011
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Howlin’ to the music
BY KATHERINE A. SAENGER, DVM
M
y grandparents were awakened
one night to the sound of their
piano.  Someone was playing
their piano downstairs!  And Schnapps,
their dachshund, was howling away like
he always did when Grandaddy played. 
Grandad grabbed a baseball bat and
crept downstairs while Grandma called
911.  But, what Grandad found when
he entered the music room was quite a
surprise.  Schnapps was standing on the
bench, playing the keys with his front
paws and howling away quite happily.  My
grandparents encouraged the activity, and
Schnapps became something of a star in
their hometown.
With the invention of You-Tube, one
can observe many animals playing the
piano voluntarily.  Animals seem to enjoy
music much as we do.  But, it turns out that
they don’t only enjoy it; music can also be
therapeutic and calming to animals.
Recent studies show that music can
profoundly infuence animal behavior.
Music therapy for pets is one way to help a
dog with behavioral or anxiety problems. 
“Music is one way to control and mediate
the sound environment,” said sound
researcher Joshua Leeds, who co-authored
a new book and CD set called Trough
A Dog’s Ear: Using Sound to Improve
the Health & Behavior of Your Dog with
veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner.
And, get this, dogs prefer classical
music to any other genre.  Leeds applied
psychoacoustic principles of tone, rhythm
and pattern identifcation to handpicked,
modifed, and rearranged traditional
classical pieces to create canine music
of simplifed sound. Te results were
dramatic. Researchers found that 70
percent of dogs in kennels and 85 percent
of dogs in households showed a reduction
in stressed-out behavior when listening
to Leed’s CD, including thunderstorm
trembling, excitement with visitors and
separation anxiety.
Harpist Alianna Boone conducted her
own study in 2000 to gage the efect of
harp music’s efect on animals. She played
for hospitalized canines at a Florida
veterinary clinic and found that during
her hour-long sessions, the heart rate,
anxiety levels, and respiratory rates of the
dogs decreased. Just as in humans, this is
benefcial to the health and well-being of
pets. She has also produced a CD called
Harp Music to Soothe the Savage Beast.
You also may have heard of the music
therapy CDs for babies that feature classic
lullabies recorded to the beat of the human
heart.  Many a parent has used these to
help their babies sleep through the night. 
Some of these parents began to report that
their pets were also showing less anxiety
while these CDs were played.  When the
CDs were put to the test in a noisy kennel,
the dogs settled down and went to sleep in
15 seconds!
If your dog has thunderstorm or
separation anxiety, be sure to pick up a
Lullaby Heartbeat CD today.  Te next
time you and your pets are stressed out
by all of the sounds around us.  Put on a
classical CD and chill out.
For more information contact Katherine
A. Saenger, DVM, at Bees Ferry Veterinary
Hospital, 3422 Shelby Ray Court,
Charleston, bfvh.net. 769-6784.
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I
f you’re a woman who owns a small
business, you’ve got plenty of company.
In fact, women own more than 10
million U.S. companies, and women-
owned businesses account for about 40%
of all privately held frms in the U.S.,
according to the Center for Women’s
Business Research. Clearly, the good news
is that women like you are entering the
small-business arena at a rapid pace. Te
not-so-good news is that you may be facing
a retirement savings gap in comparison to
male business owners.
To get a sense of this gap, consider
these statistics:
• According to the U.S. Small Business
Administration’s Ofce of Advocacy,
19.4% of male business owners have
401(k) or similar plans, compared with
just 15.5% of women owners.
• Te percentage of female business
owners with Individual Retirement
Accounts (IRAs) is about the same as
that of male business owners — but the
men have more money in their accounts.
Te average woman’s IRA balance is
about $51,000, compared with $91,000
for men, according to a recent report by
the Employee Beneft Research Institute.
Although these fgures change constantly
with the ebbs and fow of the market, the
diference between the genders remains
signifcant.
One way to help close this savings gap,
of course, is to set up a retirement plan
for your business. But for many women
business owners (and male owners, too),
the perceived cost of setting up and
running a retirement plan has been an
obstacle. However, the retirement plan
market has opened up considerably for
small business owners over the past several
years, so you might be surprised at the
ease and inexpensiveness of administering
a quality plan that can help you build
resources for your own retirement —
and help you attract and retain good
employees.
With the help of a fnancial professional,
you can consider some of the myriad of
plans that may be available to you:
• Owner-only 401(k) — Tis plan,
which is also known as an individual
401(k), is available to self-employed
individuals and business owners with no
full-time employees other than themselves
or a spouse. You may even be able to choose
a Roth option for your 401(k), which
allows you to make after-tax contributions
that can grow tax-free.
• SEP IRA — If you have just a few
employees or are self-employed with no
employees, you may want to consider
a SEP IRA. You’ll fund the plan with
tax-deductible contributions, and you
must cover all eligible employees.
• Solo defned beneft plan — Pension
plans, also known as defned beneft plans,
are still around — and you can set one
up for yourself if you are self-employed or
own your own business. Tis plan has high
contribution limits, which are determined
by an actuarial calculation, and as is the
case with other retirement plans, your
contributions are typically tax-deductible.
• SIMPLE IRA — A SIMPLE IRA,
as its name suggests, is easy to set up
and maintain, and it can be a good
plan if your business has fewer than 10
employees. Still, while a SIMPLE IRA
may be advantageous for your employees,
it’s less generous to you, as far as allowable
contributions, than an owner-only 401(k),
a SEP IRA or a defned beneft plan.
As a business owner, you spend a lot
of time thinking about what needs to be
done today, but you don’t want to forget
about tomorrow — so consider putting a
retirement plan to work for you soon.
Women business owners need retirement plans
BY DIMI MATOUCHEV
www.islandconnectionnews.com
Mystery Plant
BY JOHN NELSON
O
ne nice thing about studying
nature is that you never have
to go far to see some marvelous
things. It is true that tropical rainforests
harbor lots of fantastic plants and animals,
just like various faraway, mysterious,
high mountain ranges, sometimes with
specialized and endemic fora and fauna.
As long as I have been studying plants and
fowers, though, I keep reminding myself
just how exquisite or common wildfowers
are, even those in our own neighborhoods.
Here is one that fts such a bill.
It is a common herb, growing in sandy
places, mostly dry, from Long Island
through most of Florida and well into the
Midwest, and as far inland as Nebraska.
In the Southeast, it is usually found in
the coastal plain counties, and scattered
fartgher inland, where it likes to grow in
felds, savannas, dry woods, and under
powerlines. So, unlike a number of other
wildfowers, it doesn’t seem to be very
fussy about where it puts down its roots:
its very interesting roots.
Tis plant is what we call a
“hemiparasite,” in that it is sort of
“half-way” parasitic. It is indeed a green
plant, containing plenty of chlorophyll,
and so can make its own food through
the process of photosynthesis. Its roots,
though, are able to make physical
connections with the roots of neighboring
plants, and pull out the goodies. Tat’s
an example of parasitism in the plant
world. Since this species is predominantly
photosynthetic though, and can live just
fne without a parasitic connection to
another plant, we say it’s a “hemiparasite.”
Te stems can be up to three feet tall,
and they commonly lean over. Te leaves
are very narrow, and in the axil of the
lower leaves will be produced a fascicle,
or bundle, or smaller leaves attached to a
young stem. (Tis gives the stem a kind
of bushy look.). Now that we’ve gotten
all that out of the way, we can marvel
over the wonderful fowers, which appear
toward the top of the stem.
Each fower is on a slender stalk,
bearing a fve-parted, green calyx. All the
petals of the corolla are fused into a bell-
shaped tube, faring outward and ending
in fve short, rounded corolla lobes. Te
corolla is typically pink, although its
lower part (think of it as a sort of foor)
exhibits plenty of purple spots, and two
prominent yellow stripes. Te interior of
the fower is equipped with thousands
of soft, little hairs; these are present also
on the margins of the corolla lobes. Four
wooly stamens --two short, and two long--
are inside attached to the inner surface of
the corolla, and of course there is a pistil,
with an elongated, pale style. On these
warm, early autumn days you’ll fnd
happy bees foraging inside the fowers.
After pollination, the corolla will fall
completely away, taking the stamens and
their “spent” anthers, but leaving the style,
still connected to the ovary. Te style
eventually dries and withers, and a little
capsule, fll of tiny seeds, will develop.
John Nelson is the curator of the A. C.
Moore Herbarium at the University of
South Carolina, in the Department of
Biological Sciences, Columbia SC 29208.
As a public service, the Herbarium ofers free
plant identifcations. For more information,
visitherbarium.org or call 803-777-8196.
A n s w e r : “ A u t u m n b e l l s , ” “ F a l s e f o x g l o v e , ” A g a l i n i s f a s c i c u l a t a
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his October, innovative dance
company MOMIX performs
its breathtaking fantasy
production Botanica. With an eclectic
score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi,
Botanica reveals the evolution of
nature, with breathtaking imagery.
Legendary choreographer Moses
Pendleton puts on display the endlessly
renewable energy of the superb
MOMIX performers, with costumes,
projections and custom-made props
and puppetry adding an extra dose of
fantasy to the elixir. This is dance at its
most organic and inventive.
Known internationally for presenting
work of exceptional inventiveness
and physical beauty, MOMIX is a
company of dancer-illusionists under
the direction of Moses Pendleton. For
20 years, MOMIX has been celebrated
for its ability to conjure up a world of
surrealistic images using props, light,
shadow, humor and the human body.
In addition to stage performances
world-wide, the company has
frequently worked on special projects
and in film and television. MOMIX
has made five Italian RAI television
features broadcast to 55 countries
(including the USSR and China)
and has performed on Antenne II in
France. MOMIX was also featured in
PBS’s “Dance in America” series. The
company participated in the “Homage
a Picasso” in Paris and was selected
to represent the US at the European
Cultural Center at Delphi. MOMIX
dancers Cynthia Quinn and Karl
Baumann played the role of “Bluey” in
the film “FX II”, under the direction
of Moses Pendleton. The company
is featured on a Decca Records laser
disc, appearing with Charles Dutoit
and the Montreal Symphony in the
Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky’s
“Pictures at an Exhibition”, winner
of an International Emmy for Best
Performing Arts Special. In 1992,
Mr. Pendleton created “Bat Habits”,
developed with the support of the
Scottsdale Cultural Council/Scottsdale
Center For the Arts, Scottsdale Arizona
and the University of Washington
to celebrate the opening of the San
Francisco Giants’ new spring training
park in Scottsdale, Arizona. This work
was the forerunner of “Baseball” which
was created by Mr. Pendleton in 1994.
MOMIX is featured in one of the first
IMAX films in 3-D, “IMAGINE”,
premiered at the Taejon Expo 93 and
subsequently released at IMAX theaters
world-wide. MOMIX has performed
throughout the United States, Canada,
Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Germany,
Russia, Denmark, England, Austria,
Ireland, Holland, Argentina, Mexico,
Brazil, Chile, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore
and Australia. The company is based in
Washington, Connecticut.
All performances start at 7:00 p.m.
and are held at the Gaillard Auditorium.
Individual tickets range from $16 - $82
and may be purchased at the Gaillard
Box Office, 77 Calhoun Street,
Charleston 29401, Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets may
also be purchased through TicketMaster
(800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.
com). Season tickets are still available
and range from $100 - $490 and can be
purchased by calling the CCA office at
727-1216. Visit charlestonconcerts.org
for more information.
The Charleston Concert Association presents MOMIX
BY CHARLESTON CONCERT ASSOCIATION

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