Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette Blogs
No, he's not an Irish Setter, but Polo and his green getup exude the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Polo is a 16-year-old golden retriever who lives in Bluffton with Donna and Dave Bamond. Thanks for the sending us the festive photo!
The Sand Sharks are about to go for the sweep, as they try to push their winning streak to 10 games. USCB's 21 runs in the opener are a season-high (and thus a school record) topping its output in a 19-1 win against Fisher College. We'll see if the bats can keep it up against what's left of Florida Memorial's pitching staff, which can't be much, considering they've used eight pitchers already and don't have a real deep roster to begin with.
Welcome back to the virtual Shark Park. Sorry for the late start; I had a little domestic crisis (if you know how to clean ballpoint pen ink off a dryer drum, feel free to post your suggestions here *sigh*) so I'm running behind getting this initial post together.
Today's doubleheader (weather permitting) will wrap up a three-game Sun Conference series after the Sand Sharks took the opener 12-11 in 10 innings yesterday. I'll start a new thread for the second game, so things don't get too unruly with the number of comments.
It feels like ages since we've gotten together here at the virtual Shark Park, but in reality it was only eight days ago that some of you wandered around in the cyber-wilderness of this new blog server while others followed along as USCB swept Rochester College to really get its winning streak cranked up. Well, we chopped down all the cyber-trees, so you should be able to see clearly today as the Sand Sharks try to push their winning streak to eight games and break above .500 in Sun Conference play.
Today's game is the first of a three-game series with Florida Memorial, which is still looking for its first conference win after getting swept by Embry-Riddle and Northwood, the top two teams in the conference standings.
Billy Keyserling has been working out at the YMCA gym every morning, not only for his health but for cash.
Beaufort’s mayor is competing in a diabetes fundraiser competition and is soliciting donors to pledge money per pound he loses.
The Kiss-a-Pig campaign is an American Diabetes Association fundraising competition. Keyserling will be competing against other community leaders from Georgia counties and he’s Beaufort County’s first contestant. The campaign ends May 25.
Why you should watch Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog":
Stupid people are told they're stupid, which is always fun. The show sends dog trainer Victoria Stilwell (a frightening mix of Mary Poppins and, say, Catwoman) to help dog owners with serious pooch problems. Serious. I've seen more than one episode where the dog ate its own poo while the owners were gone. Sometimes the dogs are aggressive, sometimes they have separation anxiety. Whatever the issue, Victoria starts by telling the desperate people that it's not the dog's fault — it's their failure to train them. On extra special episodes, she tells people they shouldn't even own a dog. Amen, Vicki!
The new and improved Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival public tasting is Saturday (March 14). Check out our story for more details and read on for detailed menus from the food vendors.
• BBQ Pork Sandwich served with Cole Slaw $5
• Tropical and Italian Ices $3
• Ice Cream (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry) $3
By SHANDA COOK • 843-706-8126
Last night, we learned of yet another shake-up on this season of "American Idol." The judges will have the opportunity to save one lucky contestant from going home prematurely, as was the case for former contestants such as Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson. Here's how it works:
What a mess “Miss March” is. And I’m not just talking about the repeated involuntary bowel-evacuation moments.
A cut-rate Apatow-ish raunch comedy by a bargain-bin Paul Rudd (Zach Cregger) and a Jason Segal/Seann William Scott wannabe (Trevor Moore), this Playboy fantasy farce is one of those painful comedies in which the strain to be funny shows — always.
The stars of fringe cable TV’s “The Whitest Guys You Know” co-star, co-wrote and co-directed this comedy about two mismatched pals who take a road trip to see the ex-girlfriend who became a Playboy playmate.