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In the Mix
returns to
College of
Charleston
QUENTIN
BAXTER JOINS
F A C U L T Y, W I L L
SERVE AS HOST
BY NANDINI B. MCCAULEY
For The Island Connection

T
he College of Charleston Arts
Management Program is excited
to announce that world renowned
drummer, percussionist, and two-time
Grammy nominee Quentin Baxter
has joined its faculty and will serve as
the new host of the In The Mix speaker
series, replacing Artist in Residence
The 2018 Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off at Bohicket Marina. Photo provided. Emeritus Mark Bryan who has returned
to recording and touring with Hootie
Gorski and More Friends Challenge 2019 and the Blowfish. The first installment
of In The Mix was held on Feb. 4 in the
Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the
M AT C H I N G F U N D S B A C K PA C K B U D D I E S Arts. The event, “Epic Women: Industry
Journeys of Two Executives at Epic
STAFF REPORT Records,” featured a live video conference
For The Island Connection with Traci Adams and Leah Bekele of
Epic Records discussing their career paths
and their experiences as women in the

H
e’s back … again … and this year he has brought even provided breakfast and lunch by the schools, but often are being music industry.
more of his clients, friends and fellow business owners left to fend for themselves on the weekends. Backpack Buddies Quentin Baxter has taught at the
to smash last year’s goal of raising $22,000. This year’s on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands are currently feeding close to College of Charleston as an adjunct
goal is $30,000! 400 local children each week. professor of jazz percussion since 1997.
Mike Gorski, Owner of Island Transportation, launched To help raise additional funds on this day for these two great In his expanded role with the Arts
this project three years ago to help raise additional funds at the organizations, Gorski has received commitments from 15 local Management Program, he will be able
Bohicket Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off. Each year so far businesses to donate $1,000 each to collectively secure $15,000 of to share the full breadth of his music
has proven to be more successful in raising funds for this great funds that will be used to match the donations made by residents industry knowledge and experience with
cause. Gorski is back with even more friends for this year’s Chili of both Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. a greater student population as well as the
Cook-off on Saturday, March 16, from 1-4 p.m. at the Bohicket This year, the following companies have generously Charleston community as a whole. Baxter
Marina. committed to provide the $15,000 in matching funds: Island is the CEO of his own music production
The Chili Cook-off benefits Backpack Buddies Seabrook Transportation Services, CFS Promotional Products, Coastal company, Baxter Music Enterprises,
Island and the Backpack Buddies Group of the Kiawah Women’s Getaway of SC, Emery Macpherson Akers Ellis Real Estate, LLC, as well as an active performing,
Foundation. The two organizations are both 501(c)(3) nonprofits Fipps and Sons Auto Center, Holy City Construction, Kiawah and recording artist. He currently tours
whose missions are to feed local, hungry, school children on
the weekends and during school holidays. These children are Chili Cook-off continues on page 3 In The Mix continues on page 5

Cars on Kiawah Volvo Car Open Mystery Plant


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Seabrook Island Town Council


MEETING JAN. 22
Lynn Pierotti
publisher
BY GREGG BRAGG
The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer
lynn@luckydognews.com

T
he New Year saw another public up volunteers willing and qualified to will be stored there to make volunteering
Katy Calloway hearing during Seabrook Island help (e.g. medical backgrounds, backhoe for the program easier this year than last
managing editor Town Council’s (SITC) meeting familiarity, experience in a commercial (e.g. walking 1.5 miles in the rain to fetch
katy@luckydognews.com on Jan. 22. There were no comments on kitchen, etc.) in an emergency. Events an umbrella will no longer be necessary,
Ordinance 2018-15, scheduled for its like earthquakes are nearly impossible for example). He also said last year’s four
Jennifer Tuohy second reading and ratification later in to anticipate and could leave the island hour shifts would be replaced by two hour
the agenda. Mayor Ciancio then opened isolated and without any staff available to shifts. Although he didn’t say so, moves to
contributing editor
Council proceedings by confirming assist if bridges are out, staff is at home, lighten the load suggests it’s time to think
jennifer@luckydognews.com compliance with FOIA requirements, etc. The question of liability was raised about volunteering for 2019.
and approved several sets of minutes regaring the use of volunteers instead of Councilmember Finke reminded
Alejandro Ferreyros before turning to an uncharacteristically staff during the last meeting. The Town Council the idea of Seabrook instituting
senior graphic designer muddled financial report. is seeking legal advice on how/if they can a ban on single use plastics was broached
alejandro@luckydognews.com Last year’s effort to revamp and proceed in building the desired list, said during the Ways and Means Committee
streamline Seabrook’s budget process Gregg. meeting earlier in January. Consequently,
apparently constituted a curveball to He then augmented previous reports she advised SITC her planned article on
Lori McGee Duffy & Basha, CPAs. Town officials of meetings with representatives of the topic of offshore drilling would be
sales manager feared the worst when they noticed a total the Federal Emergency Management replaced by one on the topic of plastics.
lori@luckydognews.com budget of $10,000 for fiscal 2019. The Agency. The most recent iteration saw The move could leave Kiawah as the sole
Town has 8 classes of business licenses, the federal branch of FEMA reach some remaining coastal community without an
but only the least productive few were closure on expenses incurred as a result ordinance banning single use plastics, just
reflected in the December/year end of Hurricane Florence. Seabrook applied as the state legislature reintroduces a bill
Senior Staff Writer report presented to SITC, and the most for over $28,000 in relief, of which the prohibiting local bans.
Gregg Bragg productive class [8] was missing entirely. federal component of FEMA agreed to Mayor Ciancio opened his remarks
Mayor Ciancio made the best of it, reimburse about $21,000. The amount by announcing the formation of a
Contributors however. Although he didn’t bother does not reflect the possibility of further new committee. The Mayor, the town
Nandini B. McCauley attempting a monthly accounting, he reimbursement from the SC Emergency administrator, and Councilmembers
Erica Taylor and SITC staff were able to report on the Management Division (the state level Gregg and Finke will work to improve
aggregate numbers for 2018, which were element of FEMA), which could increase SITC’s efficiency, said Ciancio. He was
Nicole Garcia Seabrook’s total refund.
as good as or better than usual. Revenues quick to point out the idea was to find ways
Marilyn Markel came in over $300,000 above projections, Gregg concluded his remarks with to improve the way Council functions and
Arielle Alpino while the Town incurred about $150,000 the comment that the SC Department not to correct any abstract deficiency. He
Alex Botnik less in expenses than predicted. Details of Health and Environmental Control hopes to have a draft proposal together in
Barbara Radin Fox of the soon to be corrected report will be visited the island on Jan. 9. The purpose of May.
made available as soon as they are ready, DHEC’s visit was inspecting the Town’s Perhaps buoyed by the prospect of
concluded the Mayor. storm debris reduction/storage sites. He completing I-526, the Mayor reported a
Councilmember John Gregg said the noted the accumulated debris behind the long discussion with county officials on
Club’s Long Range Planning Committee Andell Inn would have to be removed additional plans to improve Johns Island
did not meet last month as predicted, before it could be certified by the state roads. Ciancio reported one possibility
and added that no meeting is currently agency. included widening Main/Bohicket Rd.
scheduled. His comment cast some doubt Councilmember Wells said work on starting at Bees Ferry, in three stages; to
about the board meeting anticipated for the last three valves along Seabrook Island River Rd., to Maybank, and the third
February, at which time Councilmember Rd. is underway, and could be completed stage link to Betsy Kerrison. Alternatively,
Finke is to be transitioned into place as by the end of the month. He also reported the “Cross Island Parkway” is also back on
SITC’s liaison to the group. there would be a box placed near Captain the table, he said.
Gregg said the Public Safety Sams inlet in anticipation of this year's Town Administrator Joe Cronin had a
Committee met Jan. 14. The group has dolphin education program, stocked with lengthy report starting with a follow up to
called into question recent efforts to line chairs, umbrellas, and etc. The “supplies” previous discussions of a master plan for

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Seabrook Island Rd. Council approved a sell it, Cronin didn’t paint a pretty
$33,500 contract with ESP Associates picture. He said $850 was required
to study the route for possible/general to get the vehicle to the point
improvements, and another $48,000+ where an assessment could done
for permitting and engineering work to on the cost of repairing multiple,
improve drainage beyond existing repairs, remaining issues. However, the
which are nearly completed. Town will be opening up a bid
Council then approved; process soon.
• Extensions to a pair of active Ordinance 2018-15 was on the agenda
building permits; 2708 Jenkins for its second reading/ratification.
Point Rd. will have an extra 90 Seabrook often exercised what had long
days, and 3143 Marsh Gate Ln. been considered the option of changing
will have an extra 6 months. dates when council meetings fell in the
• A temporary use permit allowing same week as a holiday. The measure
the club to use temporary office changes “holiday” to “national holiday,”
space. However, since the club and “shall” to “can.” The ordinance passed
went for forgiveness instead of unanimously.
permission before making the Asked for an update on encroachment
move, the permit may have to be permits along Seabrook Island Rd., the
renewed. Mayor said the required mediation would
• Charleston County’s access yield a decision by Jan. 24. If all parties
to the island to inspect homes agree with the resulting compromise, the
with repeated flood loss claims. measure will come back to Council for a
Cooperation could help improve vote. Otherwise, the matter will be the
Seabrook’s flood insurance rates. subject of litigation.
• Declaring the Town’s 2008 Jeep There being no further business, the
Wrangler as surplus property for meeting was adjourned. The next meeting
disposal or sale. If he was trying to of the Seabrook Island Town Council will
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Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
The Gorski and Friends Challenge raised $28,000 in at the 2018 event. Photo provided. Feb 15 3:45am/4:16pm 10:16am/10:23pm
That’s right, folks! They are matching
Chili Cook-off continues from cover donations dollar-for-dollar! All donations Feb 16 4:52am/5:20pm 11:18am/11:25pm
Cares, Kiawah Partners, NV Realty are tax deductible, as permitted by law. Feb 17 5:54am/6:20pm 12:14pm
Group, Pam Harrington Exclusives, To make a donation to Backpack
Pelican Development, S. Bogan Designs, Buddies through the Gorski and More Feb 18 6:52am/7:17pm 12:23am/1:07pm
Timber Resorts Kiawah, Wells Fargo, and
Will Shiver The Island Company.
Friends Challenge, call Mike Gorski at Feb 19 7:46am/8:11pm 1:18am/1:58pm
864.316.3894.
Feb 20 8:37am/9:04pm 2:12am/2:47pm
letter to the editor Feb 21 9:27am/9:56pm 3:05am/3:35pm
Feb 22 10:16am/10:48pm 3:57am/4:22pm
Better for birds Feb 23
Feb 24
11:05am/11:41pm
11:55am
4:50am/5:11pm
5:45am/6:01pm
I commend Representative Peter McCoy for introducing the Feb 25 12:36am/12:47pm 6:42am/6:54pm
South Carolina Energy Freedom Act. His bill will remove the state-
mandated cap that limits home solar projects, which can lower Feb 26 1:34am/1:43pm 7:41am/7:51pm
energy bills for consumers, and help our state’s large businesses that
want to use more solar to save on their energy costs. Feb 27 2:33am/2:41pm 8:42am/8:50pm
As Executive Director of Audubon South Carolina, this legislation Feb 28 3:33am/3:40pm 9:41am/9:50pm
is also encouraging because expanding South Carolinians’ access to
solar energy can reduce air and water pollution, which is good for
birds, their habitat, and communities across our state. Hurricanes, storms, etc., are NOT included in the predictions.
I encourage other Representatives and Senators to act this
Tidal current direction changes and tide time predictions can be
legislative session to advance a meaningful bill like Representative
very different. Tide predictions are PREDICTIONS; they can be
McCoy’s. We need to ensure more consumers have the choice to
wrong so use common sense.
benefit from clearer, lower-cost solar energy. It’s a win-win for people Source: saltwatertides.com
and birds.
Sharon Richardson
Executive Director
Audubon South Carolina
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Ally Financial sponsors 2019 Cars on Kiawah


HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP SIGNS ON AS MAJOR SPONSOR
STAFF REPORT
The Island Connection

Co-chairs of Cars on Kiawah, Bruce 25 cars and over 30 motorcycles. He has


Stemerman and John Wilson noted, been a race car driver since the 1960’s and,
“Teaming up with two companies as over the last twenty years has participated
successful, progressive and customer-focused in numerous vintage race car events.
as Ally and Hendrick is an incredibly exciting - Automotive historian, Harvey Geiger,
opportunity for Cars on Kiawah. With will serve as our Honorary Chairman.
Ally’s continuing support and the addition Geiger has published nearly 200 articles
of the Hendrick Automotive Group, Cars and is nationally recognized as an
on Kiawah will continue to be one of the authority on automotive history and car Hagerty Youth Judging Program participants at the 2018 event. Photo by Rivers Rudloff.
best automotive events in the Southeast. We culture. He was awarded the prestigious
are thrilled to have Ally and Hendrick on Lee Iacocca Award in 2013 in recognition especially gratifying to be working with Camaro ZL1 team beginning in 2019. The
the team at Hendrick Automotive Group partnership will feature Ally on the seven- Grammy nominated drummer/producer, Quentin Baxter. Photo courtesy BaxterMusic.com.
board as our key sponsors.” of his contributions to American
Cars on Kiawah is an annual automotive heritage. to sponsor an event that celebrates car time NASCAR Cup Series champion’s cars compensation, the music streaming
culture and is so important to the region.” across the entire 38-race season, beginning In The Mix continues from cover business model, and the emergent
celebration of the automobile from the - Consistent with our interest in
early 1900’s to modern supercars. The Hendrick Automotive Group’s vice with DAYTONA Speedweeks and the 61st worldwide with several acts including Charleston music scene, while former
attracting families, the show will include running of the DAYTONA 500.
2019 show will again feature 250 of the a special display for children. Among the president of marketing, Brian Williams, award-winning vocalist and composer guest speakers include Darius Rucker,
region’s most outstanding classic and many cars in this display will be a 1940 echoed Jeff’s comments, “We are excited Cars on Kiawah is an annual celebration René Marie, Grammy-nominated vocalist Cary Ann Hearst, and Jeff McClusky. A
collectible automobiles. Highlights of the Firetruck, Bob Luczun’s amazing 1928 to participate in the 2019 Cars on Kiawah of the Southeast’s finest automobiles displayed Freddy Cole, and Ranky Tanky – the full list of previous and upcoming sessions
2019 show will include: Ford Model A pickup truck with hundreds show. The area is a terrific place to live in the lush setting of Ocean Park on Kiawah jazz-infused Gullah music ensemble, can be found here.
Participants from the 2018 Cars on Kiawah event. Photo by Rivers Rudloff. - The Rolls Royce Owners Club of the of hand painted cartoon characters on it, and work, and we appreciate the many Island, South Carolina. Cars on Kiawah which he co-founded in 2017. Baxter The College’s Arts Management

T
he organizers of Cars on Kiawah, automotive dealership sponsor. Hendrick Southeast will be featured as the 2019 a “junker” that the children will be able opportunities the community has provided in 2019 will take place on Saturday, May received the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner major offers students who are musicians
an annual car show on Kiawah is the largest private automotive dealer in Spotlight Club. We expect twenty-five to paint pictures on and many other cars our dealerships in Charleston and North 4 with a display of over 250 of the region’s Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2017, or interested in working in the music
Island, are pleased to announce the United States with a network of 101 spectacular Rolls Royces and Bentleys on with appeal to children and adults alike. Charleston. The event is a fantastic way best collector cars. Cars on Kiawah is hosted South Carolina’s highest award given in industry the opportunity to pursue a
that Ally Financial will once again be the dealerships from the Carolinas to California. display covering several decades of these for us to celebrate our passion for cars as by the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat, a the arts. Music Industry Concentration, with
- Local television personality and host well, which is an important part of our
presenting sponsor of the May 4 event. In 2018, Cars on Kiawah attracted remarkable cars. of “Lowcountry Live,” Tom Crawford will 501(c)(3) nonprofit. An annual donation Since 2014, In The Mix has explored courses like History of the Recording
Ally operates one of the largest full service company’s culture.” from event proceeds is made to the Barrier timely and engaging topics impacting the Industry, Music in the Marketplace, Legal
250 great cars and more than 3,500 - Our featured collector is Gordon be our Master of Ceremonies.
auto finance operations in the country spectators. The event is held at Ocean King, a well-known local enthusiast and In October, Hendrick Automotive Islands Free Medical Clinic. Information musical landscape on both a local and Aspects of the Entertainment Industry,
“Given Ally’s deep automotive roots, Group’s sister company, Hendrick and more.
serving 18,000 dealers and more than 4 Park, a beautiful expanse at the eastern collector who will display several cars from on Cars on Kiawah, including sponsorship national level, all while exposing audience
we’re excited to be back at this beautiful Motorsports, announced that Ally
million of their customers. end of Kiawah Island adjacent to the his collection. Over a period of thirty-five and registration details, is available at members to industry insiders with real For information, visit ArtsMgmt.cofc.
showcase of cars and community,” said Financial will be the primary sponsor of
In addition, Hendrick Automotive famed Ocean Course, home to the 2012 years, Gordon has owned more than 160 CarsOnKiawah.com. world experience and insight. Recent edu or call 843.953.6301.
Jeffrey Brown, CEO of Ally Financial. “It’s Jimmie Johnson’s iconic No. 48 Chevrolet
Group has signed on as the event’s exclusive and 2021 PGA Championship. classics. King’s current collection includes sessions have examined songwriting
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Shared Future Project


addresses inequality
C C S D TA K E S H A R D L O O K AT
E D U C AT I O N S Y S T E M
BY ERICA TAYLOR
For The Island Connection

W
hat might our education system understand that our system has some
and our community look like in flaws,” Brown said. “Through this, I hope
2035? For the past four months, we create reaction (and cause action), and
a 30-member team from across Charleston people will want to do things differently
County came together as part of the and make decisions that to impact our
Shared Future project to co-create a set of children now and impact our city – because
four scenarios to answer that question. we are Charleston.”
This diverse group bridges race, sectors, Eric Thome, Director of Venture
geography, politics, age, and roles. This South Charleston, also participated in
Charleston Shared Future team took into the process. He hopes the scenarios will
account previous studies, like the Clemson change the dialogue and how people think
Study on Diversity and Inclusion, Post and talk about the future of education in
and Courier’s “Minimally Adequate” Charleston.
series, The Avery Institute’s Racial “We know we have a segregated school
Disparity Study, the 1998 Harvard Study district and we know we have failing
on Charleston’s Education System, the schools,” Thome said. “Yet we don’t
recent Charleston County School District’s change. So we have to understand that this
(CCSD) strategic plan, and other relevant is a system that is failing our community. It
data and experiences. is not a failed system. It is a system working
After several months of work, the exactly as designed.”
scenarios were shared with educators, Local businessman and team member
CCSD parents and community members Craig Ascue, a local paint and body shop
at the CCSD Board of Trustees meeting on owner, also acknowledged that the local
Jan. 28. The meeting was held in the Burke education system is broken.
High School auditorium to accommodate “What we found was that it was set up
the number of attendees. for certain people to be successful and what
The scenarios present four different we found was a lot of people ended up not
stories about what the future of education being successful,” said Ascue. “I hope the
might look like in 2035 in Charleston results will be that more people are intuned
County and some possible paths to get to to what the Charleston County School
those endpoints. system looks like.”
In summary, they include: Three high school students were also
1835: A fixed point in time, with no included in this Shared Future process. “I
movement forward hope this is not something thrown to the
Sweetgrass Basket: A slow and intensive side after a while,” said Early College High
process like that of making a basket. The School Sophomore Kyra Freeman. “I hope
sweetgrass must be processed before it is people take the results we are bringing
pliable enough to produce useful products. to them, and they use it to better our
Reconstruction: The need to reconstruct schools, our community, our kids and, our
a system that was designed not to benefit teachers.”
all. Burke junior Anthony Brown has
Techtowne: Technology drives the hope for the next steps of the process. “I
future. want the community to get involved. I
don’t want this to die off. I want this to
The scenarios are not predictions,
keep going, so someone can solve this
nor are they a vision, proposal, or plan.
solution,” Brown said. “Not as minorities,
However, they are plausible - the events
but as one Charleston. Because we are
and actions in the scenarios make logical
all Charlestonians, we are all South
sense and could take place.
Carolinians.”
They are challenging as they offer a
Academic Magnet High School Junior
chance to notice blind spots and may
Sully Gholson was impressed to see such
present ideas or insights not considered
a diverse group come together and put
before. They are relevant - they take
aside differences. “It also helped me realize
into account what is happening and has
that there are students out there that do
happened in Charleston County.
not have the same opportunities as I do,”
Finally, they are clear - each scenario said Gholson. “There are inequities in our
incorporates critical certainties - things district that need to be solved. But with
known about 2035, and then uncertainties this group, I truly believe we can make that
- things that could change over that period happen.”
and cause different things to happen in
What happens next belongs to the
each scenario, which is what makes the
community. While CCSD represents a key
four scenarios distinctive and clear.
part of the education system, Charleston
One of the participants, Vanessa County, its people and its organizations are
Brown, Principal of Baptist Hill Middle as critical to this effort as the school district
High School, said she hopes that this is and will help decide and facilitate next
creates a sense of urgency in the Charleston steps.
community to examine the CCSD system
and make drastic system changes and Additional information on Charleston
process. Shared Future can be found at CCSDSchools.
“We have become so used to this com/about_us/shared_future_project.
being the way we do things, and we don’t
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Celebrating one-year at Freshfields


PA L M E T T O S C E N T S T U D I O S C E N T- S AT I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
STAFF REPORT
The Island Connection

out as a hobby business, but once we started to develop a


following, we realized our concept could work as a full-
time venture,” said La Rue.
La Rue is quick to espouse her perspective on fragrance,
pointing out that no other sense is more closely connected
to memories or emotion. “We’ve all experienced a smell
that transports you to childhood experiences. Just think
about how much effort people put into selecting paint or
textiles when decorating. If you want to set a mood, make
an impression or help build a memorable visit, you should
give fragrance at least as much attention as the wall of
paint options at the hardware store,” she said. “You can
choose the perfect scent for your home or office and even
change the feeling of a room with your moods or seasons,
Visitors are invited to blend their own scents into wax melts, and you don’t even need to pick up a paintbrush or touch chance to chat with guests. “I love helping them create
linen sprays, diffuser oils and more. Photos provided. a ladder.” one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones, or souvenirs to remind

P
almetto Scent Studio, the Sea Islands’ custom home The studio, which overlooks the lake in Freshfields’ themselves of their visit to the Lowcountry, and seeing
fragrance headquarters, is preparing to celebrate newest addition near the Andell Inn, resembles something how delighted they are with their creations,” she said.
their one-year anniversary; a perfect opportunity to between a bar and an event space with neatly lined shelves As far as what is in store for 2019, La Rue explained,
check in with owner Glenda La Rue to discuss her first of candles. La Rue and her staff help guests explore what “We are excited announce a new dimension to the studio.
year in business, and learn about what she has in store seems to be an endless variety of scents. In then next few weeks we will introduce a line of custom
for 2019. “Some people choose to purchase our candles right scented body products.”
La Rue, a civil engineer by education, originally came off our shelves, but we’re really about the experience of The store has a myriad of fragrances to please almost
to the Lowcountry in 2012 for a position at the Citadel. crafting your own custom fragrance. Once you smell the any palate. They are always happy to entertain and it can
She has always had a creative side, and enjoyed expressing fragrance wall and decide on favorites, we invite you to be fun to drop in just to “sniff around.”
it as a pianist and a painter. She opened the studio with her sit at our fragrance bar to incorporate your blend into Palmetto Scent Studio is located at 211 Farm Lake
husband, Jeff, last April after spending several years testing linen and body sprays, diffuser oils, wax melts and other View, Kiawah Island. Hours through February are
their concept as a pop-up at area businesses and markets. products,” said La Rue. The studio hosts walk-ins as well
as group and party reservations. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,
“We spent almost four years doing pop-ups on Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
weekends and custom, private label fragrance. It started One of La Rue’s favorite things about the studio is the
For more information visit PalmettoScentStudio.com.
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Hope Takes Flight Rotisserie Chicken Salad


C E L E B R AT I N G 3 0 Y E A R S
OF HEALING
BY NICOLE GARCIA
For The Island Connection

A
fter the death of a loved one, Since 1989, Shannon’s Hope Camp has
hope can sometimes seem hard been held nearly 60 times serving more
to find. Fortunately, since 1989 than 800 children by engaging 1,100
Lowcountry children and youth have had volunteers in more than 20,000 hours of
Shannon’s Hope Camp, the nation’s third service.
oldest bereavement camp for kids.
Bridges for End-of-Life, a Charleston-
On Saturday, Mar. 2 from 4-7 p.m., based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has
Hope Takes Flight will celebrate 30 years been serving Lowcountry families since its
of learning, connecting, and healing for inception in 1980 as Hospice of Charleston.
grieving children. This late afternoon The organization envisions a culture that
event, taking place at The Citadel Beach acknowledges death, inspiring each person
Club on Isle of Palms, features hors to live fully and, when the time comes,
d'oeuvres, drinks, camp-themed activities BY MARILYN MARKEL
experience dying well. Bridges pursues this For The Island Connection
and a short program highlighting the vision by advocating for advanced care
remarkable impact of this transformative

T
planning, training healthcare professionals
weekend of grief support. and family caregivers, and providing his is a great dish to use up that juice from 1 lime
Shannon’s Hope Camp was started in grief support to children and their support leftover rotisserie chicken. Festive 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
honor of Shannon Heisler, a teenage boy networks. For more information, visit enough for a luncheon and the Chicken skin from breast meat, optional
facing a terminal cancer diagnosis who BridgesSC.org. chicken skin chips make it a true southern
Directions:
worried about how his friends would cope indulgence.
Combine the chicken, peppers, onions,
after his death. In the relaxing ocean- Ingredients: spice blend, mayonnaise, lime juice and
front setting of Camp St. Christopher 4 cups diced, cooked chicken Dijon mustard. Chill until ready to eat.
on Seabrook Island, campers draw, color, 6 small red, yellow and orange mini bell Serve on sandwiches or in lettuce cups.
journal, fly kites and engage in therapeutic peppers, chopped
as well as fun activities that allow them to If using the skin, preheat the oven to
6 green onions, white and green parts, 375 degrees. Place the skin on parchment
explore and express their unique feelings
chopped or foil and bake for 15 minutes until very
and experiences. As they share their
stories of loss, they connect with peers 2 tsp Mad Mojo blend crispy. Serve with salad.
A Lucky Dog Favorite 1/4 cup mayonnaise
who “get it.”
February 15, 2019 9

Volvo Car Open adds 3 Americans to field


C O L L I N S , K E N I N A N D A N I S I M O VA S TA R T E D 2 0 1 9 S E A S O N S T R O N G

Left: Danielle Collins. Right: 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova. Photos courtesy WTATennis.com.

BY ARIELLE ALPINO
For The Island Connection

T
he Volvo Car Open has added three young Collins also defeated three seeds on the way to the Miami Ranked World No. 59, she was also the 2017 US Open
American tennis players to its 2019 field - Danielle Open’s semifinals, playing her way up from qualifying Junior champion. She will compete in the Volvo Car
Collins, Sofia Kenin and Amanda Anisimova. rounds. Ranked World No. 23, she is also a two-time Open for the first time this year.
They join a strong international player field featuring NCAA collegiate tennis champion. The nine day Volvo Car Open is the largest women’s-
Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki, Kiki Bertens, 20-year-old Kenin has already won two titles in 2019. only tennis tournament in North America and attracts
Madison Keys, Julia Goerges, Elise Mertens and Jelena Ranked World No. 37, the American won her first WTA an average of 90,000 attendees and more than 100 of the
Ostapenko. The 2019 tournament is scheduled for March doubles title in Auckland and the following week won top singles and doubles tennis players.
30 – April 7 on Daniel Island. her first WTA singles title in Hobart. Unseeded at the Patrons have the option to choose from individual
Collins and Kenin will help lead the U.S. Fed Cup Hobart International, Kenin did not drop a single set tickets, ticket packages and travel packages. Ticket prices
team against Australia on February 9 - 10 in Asheville, the entire tournament and beat three seeded players en range from $25 for an individual session to $540 for an
North Carolina. route to the final, including No. 1 seed Caroline Garcia. all-inclusive weeklong package with complimentary access
Collins will compete in the Volvo Car Open for the The 2019 Volvo Car Open will be Kenin’s third time into a private hospitality suite. The Volvo Car Open also
first time this year. The 25-year-old recently had a career competing in Charleston. offers packages that include premium seats, ticket savings
breakthrough when she reached the Australian Open Anisimova is the youngest WTA player in the top 100. and membership into the tournament’s Ace Club.
semifinals, defeating three top ranked seeds during the At just 17-years-old, and in her Australian Open debut,
For more information on the tournament and ticket
tournament. Prior to the Australian Open, Collins had she reached the fourth round of the 2019 tournament.
options, visit VolvoCarOpen.com or call 800.677.2293.
never won a Grand Slam main draw match. In 2018, She also recently made the quarterfinals in Auckland.
10 February 15, 2019
financial focus

Review your fixed-income strategy as


interest rates rise
BY EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL
For The Island Connection

W
hen interest rates rise, the Holding some of your bonds, tend to fall more significantly than short- Building a bond ladder can help you
value of your fixed-income particularly your longer-term ones, until term bond prices, the actual income navigate the rising-rate environment.
investments, such as bonds, they mature may prove useful during a that longer-term bonds provide may still But you also have another incentive to
will typically fall. If this happens, how period of rising interest rates. Although be higher, because longer-term bonds continue investing in bonds, bond funds
should you respond? typically pay higher interest rates than or ETFs, namely, they can help diversify
First of all, it’s important to understand shorter-term ones. a stock-heavy portfolio. If you only owned
this inverse correlation between interest To preserve this income and still take stocks, your investment statements would
rates and bond prices. Essentially, when To preserve this advantage of rising interest rates, you probably fluctuate greatly. It’s no secret
interest rates rise, investors won’t pay you may want to construct a “bond ladder” that the stock market can go on some wild
full price for your bonds because they
income and still consisting of short-, intermediate- and rides. But even in the face of escalating
can purchase newly issued ones that pay take advantage longer-term bonds. Because a ladder interest rates, bond prices generally don’t
higher rates. So, if you sell your bonds of rising contains bonds with staggered maturity exhibit the same sharp swings as stocks,
before they mature, you could lose some dates, some are maturing and can be so owning an appropriate percentage
of the principal value. interest rates, reinvested, and in a rising-rate environment of bonds based on your personal
You may be seeing a price drop among you may want such as we’re currently experiencing, you circumstances can help add some stability
would be replacing maturing bonds with to your investment mix.
your bonds right now, because interest to construct a higher-yielding ones. As is the case with As an investor, you do need to be aware
rates generally rose in 2018 and may
continue to do so in 2019. While you might “bond ladder” all your investments, however, you must of rising interest rates, but as we’ve seen,
not like this decline, you don’t necessarily consisting evaluate whether a bond ladder and the they certainly don’t mean that you should
have to take any action, particularly securities held within it are consistent lose your interest in bonds as a valuable
if you’re planning to hold these bonds
of short-, with your objectives, risk tolerance and part of your investment strategy.
until maturity. Of course, you do have intermediate- financial circumstances.
This article was written by Edward Jones
to consider credit risk, the chance that a and longer-term You can build a bond ladder with for use by your local Edward Jones Financial
portion of the principal and interest will individual bonds, but you might find
not be paid back to investors, but unless bonds. it easier, and perhaps more affordable,
Advisor.
the bond issuers default, which is usually to own bond-based mutual funds and Dimi Matouchev is a local financial
unlikely, particularly with investment- exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that advisor with Edward Jones, located at
grade bonds, you can expect to receive the invest in bonds. Many bond funds and 1517-C Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms. For
same regular interest payments you always long-term bond prices, (the amount you ETFs own a portfolio of bonds of various more information, call 843.886.9229 or
did, no matter where rates move. could get if you were to sell these bonds), maturities, so they’re already diversified. visit edwardjones.com.
February 15, 2019 11
mystery plant

The twig of a nut


BY JOHN B. NELSON
For The Island Connection

twigs. You might not think that twigs wood is so highly prized that there have
are interesting, until you settle down and been instances of illicit harvest, or "tree
start examining them closely. rustling," for it.
This is the twig of an eastern North The tree's foliage is strongly and
American deciduous tree. It occurs pleasantly aromatic, and each leaf is
naturally from southern Ontario west to compound, with 12-20 or so tear-shaped
Iowa, and then broadly distributed all leaflets along the central, elongated
the way to northern Florida, preferring midrib. Male flowers occur in elongated,
rich woods and floodplains. The buds of scaly catkins in the spring, while the tiny
the twig are a bit odd, in being "naked," female flowers occur in small clusters.
or without prominent scales. The buds Each developing fruit swells into a lemon-
themselves are somewhat velvety and sized, nut-like structure, surrounded by a
gray, equipped with lots of soft hairs. thick husk. By the middle of the summer,
Leaf scars, indicating where last year's leaf the fruit may be up to 3" in diameter,
was attached to the twig, are three-lobed. with a hard, lime-green skin. (By the
Perhaps the most significant thing about way, the genus name of this species,
this twig is that its inner pith, right in the and its various relatives, refers to this
middle, and revealed with a sharp knife massive nut-like structure, translating
(be careful!), is what we call "chambered," into the name "Jove's nut.") The skin of
with a series of disk-like, spongy segments the developing fruit is fragrant, yielding
separated by discrete air chambers. (Not a marvelous lemony-spicy fragrance when
many twigs have this feature; the pith of scratched. By late autumn, the fruits will
most twigs is termed "continuous," that is, turn dark, nearly black, and then fall. Go
not divided into little chambers.) ahead and gather a basketful…there is a
Photo by Linda Lee. Otherwise, this is an easily identified delicious kernel inside, but available only

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lthough we’ve had some warm a brilliant yellow crocus near the bird- tree. It has roughly checkered, dark after getting through the husk. Put your
weather, it's still winter. But as a bath. Here and there, the swelling bud of bark. The trees are highly prized for gloves on to do this, as the husk is capable
tease, paper-whites are opening a daffodil. This is about the time I start their beautifully-grained wood, which of dark stains. The kernel resides within a
up in the yard, and red maples are getting serious cabin-fever, and longing is a somewhat "classic" source of fine hard shell, but that can be cracked open,
already showing their bright flowers. for the spring, which is still a good 6 or veneer, cabinetry, and gunstocks, and and then the sweet, nutritious meat can
Fragrant Daphnes and a few withering 7 weeks off, I guess. Meanwhile, there's which darkens somewhat as it ages. The be picked out.
winter-sweets are scattered around the plenty of interesting botany. For instance, [Answer: “Black walnut,” Juglans nigra]
neighborhood, and this afternoon we had our taxonomy class is still studying winter
February 15 Island Connection Calendar March 2
ONGOING MORE INFO: Local, mixed community WHAT: Block-In Art Class MORE INFO: Featuring 48 wines SATURDAY, FEB. 16 THURSDAY, FEB. 21 SUNDAY, FEB. 24 $0.50. All proceeds raised at the book
WHAT: Southbound: Photographs of and chorus, open for membership. Season runs WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, by the glass every day. For details visit sale go directly to the Charleston County
about the New South October through March. For information Bohicket marina FortyEightWineBar.com. WHAT: Norbert Lewandowski WHAT: BACHANALIA WHAT: Herring Chamber Ensemble Public Library System. For info visit
WHERE: Halsey Institute of contact Director of Music, Van McCollum at WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Turtle Point Clubhouse WHERE: The Library Society of WHERE: Church of Our Savior CharlestonLibraryFriends.org.
Contemporary Art 404.401.0678 or vanmccollum@bellsouth.net. MORE INFO: Class covers line drawing, Third Friday of the WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Charleston, 164 King St. WHEN: 4 p.m.
Month MORE INFO: A unique cello WHEN: 7 p.m. MORE INFO: Sponsored by the Kiawah
WHEN: Oct. 19 - March 2 drawing with a brush, transparent SATURDAY, MAR. 2
MORE INFO: An unprecedented Tuesdays wash, alla prima, monochrome value WHAT: Homeschool History Days performance by principal cellist for MORE INFO: The Bach Society of Arts & Cultural Events Council, The
exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and underpaintings, toning a canvas, WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Charleston and the Library Society of Herring Chamber Ensemble was founded WHAT: Shannon’s Hope Camp
director and chief curator of the Halsey Activities working wet into wet, and glazing. See Meeting St. Sponosred by the Town of Kiawah Charleston present an evening of music by Bingham Vick, Jr., in the spring of fundraiser
Institute of Contemporary Art, and WHERE: Nathaniel Russell House PatriciaRHuff.com or ToddHuffCenter. WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Arts and Cultural Events Council. and romance featuring Baroque chamber 1997 as a professional vocal chamber WHERE: Citadel Beach Club, 4700 Palm
Mark Long, professor of political science, WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. com for details. MORE INFO: A special program for Complimentary tickets available to music, a lecture by Pulitzer Prize- ensemble, consisting of 24 voices. Blvd. IOP
both of whom are on the faculty of the MORE INFO: Family tours start on the half- homeschooling families. Programs feature residents Jan. 29, the public Feb. 1. Pick nominated Harvard University professor, Tickets are complimentary and available WHEN: 4-7 p.m.
College of Charleston. For info visit hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Docent- WHAT: Timbers Kiawah Concerts in one of our field trip classes, a chance to up in person at the Municipal Center or Christoph Wolff who is the author of Bach, at the Municipal Center or online at MORE INFO: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks,
SouthboundProject.org. led scavenger hunt tours, historic games and the Courtyard go through the Museum, and an activity. online at KiawahIsland.org. The Learned Musician. European wine and KiawahIsland.org/events. camp-themed activities, and a short
toys in the garden. HistoricCharleston.org for WHERE: The Courtyard between Hege’s Free with paid admission. To register visit delicacies included. Tickets are $25 adults, program highlighting 30 years of
Mondays information and to purchase tickets for the date and Java Java (Freshfields Village) CharlestonMuseum.org. WHAT: Candle Making & Candlelit Yoga $10 students at CharlestonBachSociety.org. TUESDAY, FEB. 26 Shannon’s Hope Camp. Tickets $75 per
WHAT: Family Trees and museum house you would like to attend. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. WHERE: Palmetto Scent Studio & person,
STUDIO 33 in Freshfields Village WHAT: Wine, Women & Shoes WHAT: Nesting Beauties
WHERE: Walton Hall at St. John’s Parish, MORE INFO: Join Timbers Kiawah in Saturday WHERE: Johns Island Regional Library
call 843.216.7323 to purchase or visit
3673 Maybank Hwy. First and Third The Courtyard every Wednesday for live WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market WHEN: 4-6 p.m. WHERE: Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. BridgesSC.org.
MORE INFO: Make your own custom- WHEN: 6-9:30 p.m. WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesdays music with Chris Dodson, outdoor kids WHERE: Charleston Collegiate SChool,
MORE INFO: A Wild Birds Unlimited
MORE INFO: Begin exploring the WHAT: The Charleston County Public games, local art and beverages provided 2024 Academy Rd. scented candle at Palmetto Scent Studio MORE INFO: Florence Crittenton WHAT: Where the Wild Things Run 5k
and share a one-hour candlelit gentle yoga Programs of SC annual fundraiser, representative will explain how to entice WHERE: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
process of clearing title for heirs’ property Library Bookmobile by Timbers Kiawah. The series will run WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
class at STUDIO33, and light refreshments presented by Morgan Stanley. Event bluebirds to nest in your yard by providing WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
by defining the family tree. For more WHERE: Parking lot behind Hege’s through Wed., Aug. 29. MORE INFO: Charleston’s only year-
afterwards. All levels of practitioners welcome. features wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a proper habitat and safe nesting boxes. For MORE INFO: Race begins at 8:30 a.m.,
information or to make an appointment WHEN: 10-11 a.m. round farmers market, highlighting
$40/person. Tickets at PalmettoScentStudio. fashion show, designer shopping, more info visit CCPL.org.
for an initial assessment call 843.810.1036 MORE INFO: Bookmobile is back the first and Thursdays produce and locally produced goods award ceremony with light food and
third Tuesdays of the month. The schedule for the WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and and foods. Live music, kids activities. com or call 843.718.3414. auction and raffles. For tickets visit beverages will follow the race. The 5K run
WHAT: Farmer’s Market summer is June 19, July 3 & 17, August 7 & 21. Activities JohnsIslandFarmersMarket.com for details. WineWomenAndShoes.com. FRIDAY, MAR. 1-2 and walk is for ages 10 and up, while ages
WHERE: Freshfields Village WHERE: Aiken-Rhett House SUNDAY, FEB. 17 WHAT: Book Sale
10-15 may participate if accompanied by
WHEN: 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Third Saturday of WHAT: Seabrook Island Grief Support an adult chaperone. Such chaperones do
WHAT: Cecile McLorin Salvant & Group WHERE: Otranto Road Regional Branch
MORE INFO: Shop locally grown organic WHAT: English Conversation Club MORE INFO: Family tours start on the half- the Month Sullivan Fortner Library, 2261 Otranto Rd., Charleston,
not require registration or participation
produce along with specialty food products, WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Docent- WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee WHERE: Eagle’s Nest at The Lake House in the race. Dogs and bicycles are not
WHERE: Turtle Point Clubhouse, Kiawah WHEN: 7 p.m. 29406.
delicious treats, fresh seafood and Lowcountry WHEN: 2 p.m. led scavenger hunt tours, historic games and WHERE: Freshfields Village, Kiawah allowed. Online registration through
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. MORE INFO: It takes strength to make WHEN: Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sat. 9
crafts. Or come hungry and enjoy BBQ, take- MORE INFO: Practice speaking English toys in the garden. HistoricCharleston.org for WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Feb. 28. If spaces are available, late
MORE INFO: Quentin Baxter presents your way through grief, to grab hold of life a.m.-4 p.m.
away dinners, sweets and more. with a small group. Beginners to advanced information and to purchase tickets for the date MORE INFO: This free event will feature registration will be held on March 2
a 2019 three-part jazz series, sponsored and to let it pull you forward. Grieve and MORE INFO: Charleston Friends of
learners welcome. A children’s program and museum house you would like to attend. antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any from 7-8 a.m. Registration fees are $32.
by the Town of Kiawah Island Cultural share with people who understand while the Library March Book Sale. prices
WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir and/or craft will be provided during the other cool cars. Coffee and other refreshments CharlestonCountyParks.com/WTWTR or
Events Fund. Second concert of the series gaining strength from each other. New starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for
WHERE: Church of Our Savior club meeting. Registration is not required; WHAT: Live Music at The Andell Inn available for purchase by Java Java Coffee call 843.795.4386.
features vocal-piano duo with vocalist members welcome. Participants include hardback books, children’s books start at
WHEN: 1 p.m. call 843.559.1945 for more information. WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, House. If you have any specific questions
Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist but are not limited to those who have lost
Freshfields Village about the event, please contact Bruce
Sullivan Fortner. Tickets are $25, available a spouse as well as those who have lost
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Stemerman at bstemerman@gmail.com.
at BaxterMusic.com or call 843.766.8814. a child. For more information contact
MORE INFO: Relax with cool jazz every
Mary Fleck at marybfleck@gmail.com.
Thursday evening in the lounge of the Andell FRIDAY, FEB. 15
Inn Hotel. Drinks and food available. No WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 Non-residents may register to attend by
cover charge. 843.793.6050. AndellInn.com. WHAT: Fashion For Feathers contacting in advance.
WHAT: Lifelong Learning class
WHERE: Hotel Bennett, 404 King St.
WHERE: Charleston Library Society
WHAT: Beginning Oil Painting WHEN: 12-2 p.m.
WHEN: 10 a.m. FRIDAY, FEB. 22
WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, MORE INFO: Audubon South Carolina’s
MORE INFO: Best Friends, Whether We WHAT: KAC: Art Film Series
Bohicket marina inaugural fashion show luncheon at
Like It or Not: US-Canada Relations and WHERE: The Sandcastle at Kiawah
WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. SEWE. Celebrate the beauty of birds and
Interactions 1760-Present. History of the WHEN: 3-5 p.m.
MORE INFO: Class includes drawing, take in a runway of trendsetting looks
relationship between the US (or its precursor MORE INFO: The Kiawah Arts and
composition, color theory and painting from Beckett Boutique, Brackish Bowties,
colonies) and Canada (or its colonial precursor) Cultural Event Council presents The
techniques. See PatriciaRHuff.com or Croghan’s Jewel Box, M. Dumas and Sons
from the fall of Quebec near the end of the General. Presented with live piano by
ToddHuffCenter.com for details. and IBU, while enjoying fine wine and
French and Indian War to the present. The Glenn Brown, this revered silent film,
delicious food prepared by “Top Chef”
shift from cautious friendship after 1870 to the starring Buster Keaton, is considered
Thursdays & Sundays alum Michael Sichel. Tickets $125/person,
closest of allies today will be addressed, and one of the best comedies of all time. No
WHAT: Live Music $1,000/Table of 8. Visit SCAudubon.org
contemporary relationship challenges related to tickets required. Visit KiawahIsland.org for
WHERE: 48 A Wine Bar for details.
trade and defense will be analyzed. For tickets details.
WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. and info visit CharlestonLibrarySociety.org.
14 February 15, 2019
daily for your health

Kiawah’s pro earns Love your heart


advanced PGA certification
BY ALEX BOTNIK
For The Island Connection

T
he PGA of America announced
that 25 PGA Professionals have
completed the requirements to
achieve advanced certification through
the PGA Certified Professional Program
2.0 (CPP 2.0), including Kiawah’s PGA
Senior Assistant Golf Professional, Joseph
Wohlscheid.
Wohlscheid received PGA BY BARBARA RADIN FOX 30 minutes per day for 5 days, (or 60
Certification in General Management, Joseph Wohlscheid, Kiawah’s PGA Senior For The Island Connection minutes if you also want to lose weight).
a valuable achievement that is aimed at Assistant Golf Professional. In addition, we need to sleep 7-8 hours/

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further enhancing the skillset of PGA Photo courtesy of KiawahIslandClub.com. night, limit alcohol to no more than 2
ell, February is the wonderful alcohol drinks per day for men and 1 for
Professionals and advancing career program available on PGA.org that offers month of love, hearts and
opportunities. certifications in Golf Operations, General women, not smoke and avoid opiates.
flowers. This is also the month
The PGA’s enhanced, all-digital Management, Player Development and that we focus on the heart and how to According to Neal Barnard, M.D.
training and education curriculum, PGA Teaching & Coaching. keep it healthy. of Washington, D.C., the best way to
CPP 2.0 is a state-of-the-art platform that These distinct certification programs prevent or treat heart disease is to go on
The American Heart Association put a whole grain, plant based diet. He has
ensures PGA Members have the skills, encompass seven defined Career Paths (Golf out a report stating that an astounding
competencies, and training demanded by Operations, Retail, General Management, several books out entitled Kickstart Your
number, nearly half of all U.S. adults, have Health and his videos may be found on
employers and customers throughout the Executive Management, Ownership and some form of heart or blood vessel disease
golf industry. Since the PGA Certified Leasing, Teaching & Coaching, and Player YouTube. Some of my patients have tried
and heart disease is now the leading killer this diet and reduced their blood pressure
Professional Program’s original inception Development), supporting PGA Members of men and women in this country.
in 2004, a total of 1,483 PGA Professionals who are committed to continuously almost immediately.
have earned a combined 2,618 certifications enhancing their golf management skills, Is there anything we can do to prevent
to prevent us from experiencing this Send questions and comments
in their desired career paths. in order to stay ahead of the increasing about health related topics to FoxB@
demands of the industry. problem? The answer is yes.
Designed with direct input from bodyandsoultherapy.com or mail questions
employers and industry experts to According to Steve Penkhus, M.D. of
For more information about the PGA of Seabrook Island, there are several things to Barbara Fox, 2045 Maybank Hwy,
immediately enhance the expertise and America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGA on Charleston, SC 29412. We will try to give
performance of PGA Members in the we can do to help ourselves. They include
Twitter, and find them on Facebook. maintaining a BMI of 20-25, exercising you information that will be helpful, but no
workplace, PGA CPP 2.0 is an intuitive specific medical advice.

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