2/23/13 Jay Karr • Staff photo--A cool and rainy day was just the thing to stoke peoples' enthusiasm for hot chili at the Red Apron Chili Cookoff held to benefit Bluffton Self Help on Saturday. Chili chefs from as far away as Virginia and Florida converged on the parking lot of Tanger Outlet Center 2 to compete in the second annual cookoff. Here, Denise Frame looks on as Marsha Levin serves up some white bean chicken chili at Frame's "Wild About Chili" booth. Frame, of Bluffton, was entered in the competition's people's choice category. "We're on our second pot," said Levin, who theorized that the rain brought out shoppers who then stopped by to sample the chili.
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Sarah Welliver was hired as a staff photographer for The Island Packet in October 2008. She spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of sergeant. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is well-versed in multimedia, first learning her video and audio skills through the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute.
grew up in Fulton, Mo., and majored in English at Fulton’s Westminster College before entering the University of Missouri master's program in journalism, graduating in 1990. He joined the Island Packet as a staff photographer in September of that year.
Delayna Earley was hired as a staff photographer in Summer 2012. Earley, originally from Virginia, graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2011 with a bachelor's in photojournalism and history. She worked at newspapers in Virginia and Indiana before coming to the Packet/Gazette as a full-time photojournalist. She nabbed a Hearst Journalism Awards Program first-place finish for her news multimedia piece "Grassroots," which documented two members of the Bowling Green (Ky.) Tea Party and their reasons for joining. The same piece was featured in zMultimedia/ZUMA Press.
Drew Martin came to The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette as the photo and graphics editor in 2005 after working at the Savannah Morning News. He grew up in Kenosha, Wis., and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in art. He spends his days working with section editors, reporters and the photographers to produce local visual content.