Sep 24 2016

Message From The Mayor Of Sullivan’s Island: September 2016

Dear Island Neighbors, Since the last appearance of this column, we’ve spent a little time with Hermine and Julia. Neither one was much of a fun date, but if this is as bad as it gets this hurricane season, I’ll be happy. Julia just left with the writing of this update. Here’s hoping for nothing …

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Sep 24 2016

Time To Transition

Bridge the seasonal gap with croton, foxtail fern, penta, mum and lysimachia. (Photo by Wendy Kelly).

By Wendy Sang for Island Eye News Transition is a funny thing. It’s kind of uncomfortable, like being between shoe sizes. The old shoes are too tight, but the new ones seem a little roomy. Most of us are creatures of habit, and change doesn’t come easily. Meanwhile, life pays us no mind, marching off …

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Sep 24 2016

Cruise Fundraiser To Help Children

Lambs Elementary kids started their park visit via Liberty Square.

Staff Report for Island Eye News Save the date and buy your tickets now for a sunset cruise Friday, Oct. 21, to Fort Sumter in support of Kids to the Parks, an education outreach program of the Fort Sumter – Fort Moultrie Historical Trust. The cruise departs at 5:30 p.m. from Liberty Square in downtown …

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Sep 22 2016

Future Rifle Range Road Park Master Plan Presentation Thursday, September 22

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By Sarah Reynolds for Island Eye News All area residents are invited and encouraged to attend the public presentation of the conceptual master plan for the future Rifle Range Road Park, set for Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant. The presentation will be hosted by the Charleston County …

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Sep 22 2016

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina Welcomes Islanders With Tacos, Margaritas

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By Susan Hill Smith for Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia Mex 1 Coastal Cantina on Sullivan’s Island officially opened this month, and is ready to serve up the Baja Mexican food, fresh margaritas and chilled-out vibe that has made its sister restaurant in West Ashley so popular. The folks behind Mex 1 realize …

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Sep 22 2016

$14,000 STEM Education Boost

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The East Cooper Medical Center Community Fund gifted 14 East Cooper schools each with a $1,000 grant, on Sept. 15. Jason Alexander, CEO at East Cooper Medical Center, presented a donation to each school’s principal in a ceremony at the hospital. The donations are intended to be used for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) …

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Sep 22 2016

Try These Tricks To Optimize Fall Fishing

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By Geoff Bennett for Island Eye News The perfect storm that makes fishing so great in the fall is about to begin. The combination of lower water temperatures, tons of bait and fewer fishermen on the water makes for fantastic conditions. The fact that cooler days will make fishing much more pleasant doesn’t hurt either. …

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Sep 21 2016

Impact Of Added Hotel Considered

The Wild Dunes main gate currently handles resort guests and at peak check-in times can cause traffic to backup on Palm Boulevard. The resort is talking about adding an entrance just for resort traffic.

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer Photos by Steve Rosamilia Concern and frustration, particularly over the potential for more tourists and traffic, has been expressed by Isle of Palms residents as news of a proposed 150-room hotel at Wild Dunes circulates around the island. “We already have many more daily beach goers searching …

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Sep 20 2016

Racing Against Sunset

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By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Editor A crowd of runners and walkers headed out along the Isle of Palms beach at the start at the inaugural South Carolina Aquarium Turtle Trek 5K. Held on Saturday, Sept. 10, the sunset event included an after-party at The Windjammer and raised an estimated $53,000 for the …

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Sep 17 2016

All Access

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Photo by Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Department Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue Department members recently donated a new beach special needs chair to Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. Pictured from left are Stephen Poole, SIES Principal Susan King, Mandy Hawver and Eric Stinnett. Members raised $1,500 for the school to have a chair of its …

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