The Island News Announces Mommy Makeover Contest

The Island News would love to give your favorite Mom a Mommy Makeover for Mother’s Day! Tell us why you think your Mom, or any Mom, deserves this Makeover, which will include hair color and cut, make-up, an outfit, a manicure and a massage.

Please submit your story and a photo to Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 27th. The Top Five will be chosen and placed on our website, on Thursday, April 28th.  Readers will be able to vote for your Favorite Mom until Tuesday, May 3rd. We will announce the winner in the May 5th Issue, just in time for Mother’s Day. Good luck to all of Beaufort’s deserving moms!

Makeover Consists of:

Salon 10 – Cut, Color and Style

Aqua Med Spa – Makeup and Mani Pedi (includes gel nails)

Grace and Glory – Clothing
Palmetto Smiles – teeth whitening

The Beaufort Day Spa – massage

Earth Day in Beaufort

Though Earth Day is officially on April 22, there will be an Earth Day Celebration on April 16th with the opening day of Port Royal Farmers Market at Heritage Naval Park.  Environmental agencies will have displays set up with the Farmers Market vendors.  There will be lots of handouts, give-away items and activities.  Come be a locavore (consumer of local produce) and learn more about making Earth Day Every Day!


Some of the agencies attending are listed below:


Clemson Extension

Lowcountry Master Gardener Association

Beaufort County Solid Waste & Recycling

Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District

Keep Beaufort County Beautiful

USDA Farm Services

Friends of Hunting Island

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

Beaufort Jasper Water Sewer Authority

SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control

Beaufort County Open Land Trust

MCAS Beaufort Environmental Office

Hunting Island State Park

Parris Island Natural Resources

Lowcountry Estuarium


Another event taking place On Saturday, April 30 is the 2011 Earth Day-Beach Sweep at Hunting Island State Park.  There is a10:00 AM Registration at the Lighthouse Picnic Area.


Please join Friends of Hunting Island in helping to keep the park and beach litter free! A lunch of hamburgers & hot dogs will be provided by the Low Country Rotary around noon at the lighthouse picnic area.


Trail maintenance will be included in the sweep. If you have “Man-Tools,” blowers, shears, trimmers, etc., please bring along.


Bring drinking water, gloves and bug spray. 
Help beautify our park for the 2011 season and join the fun! For more information, please contact Vicki Anne Nestor, Litter Control Director for Friends of Hunting Island at (843)379-3389.




The moment Beaufort County has been waiting for has come! ABC television announced today that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Beaufort will air on Sunday night, May 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm. To celebrate the airing, H2 Builders is hosting a public Viewing Party Picnic from 6-9 pm at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in historic downtown Beaufort. The episode will be shown on the park’s big screen, and attendees are encouraged to bring pinic blankets and picnic items to enjoy before the screening.  The Dickinson Family and H2 Builders will be in attendance.

In January, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition joined forces with H2 Builders to build a dream home and renovate the lives of a deserving Beaufort County family. H2 Builders owner Todd Hawk then took his message “One heart. One home.” to the people and businesses of Beaufort County who responded with overwhelming heart, determination, generosity and amazing spirit to build a spectacular new home for the Dickinson family of Beaufort.

“This moment – and this party — belongs to the people of Beaufort County,” Hawk said. “We hope you will come out in droves, as you did in January, to see the home that your hearts built.”

India Dickinson and her children will be on hand for the screening, and in keeping with the EMHE spirit of doing for others, there will be no admission charge, but monetary and non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the door for one of the Dickinson family’s favorite causes, Praise Cares, a local charity that feeds the hungry.

Picnic food will also be available for purchase during the viewing party from local vendors.

About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition:

The Emmy award winning reality program ““Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” is now in its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

About H2 Builders, Inc:

With more than 30 years of experience and a continual commitment to excellence, H2 BUILDERS is a custom home builder with a staff of professionals that offers its clients a multitude of services and cost savings unavailable from many other builders while also providing clients with unparalleled personalized attention.

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