Feb 23 2017

Pitching In

By Amy Mercer, The Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia Sullivan’s Island resident Paul Vannatta has helped the Town of Sullivan’s Island start the ‘Adopt a Station’ initiative. By adopting a station residents will volunteer to regularly maintain the walkways to the beaches. This includes picking up garbage and sweeping away leaves, sticks, …

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Feb 22 2017

If You Roast Them, They Will Come

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Contributing Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia Over 1,000 people braved near freezing temps on Feb. 4 2017 to indulge in a feast for the senses and the stomach. The annual Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Department’s Oyster Roast is a fixture on the islands’ calendar, attracting locals and neighbors …

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Feb 22 2017

A Satisfying Meal For A Cold Winter Night

By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News  Chili Ingredients: 1 cup dried pinto beans 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp chili powder 2 …

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Feb 21 2017

Wando Wins Regional Championship

By Sabrina Lavender for the Island Eye News The Wando High School Marine Science Team took first place in the Southern Stingray Bowl, a regional component of the 20th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The competition was held at Savannah State University on Saturday, February 4. Competing against 13 other teams from South Carolina …

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Feb 21 2017

Op-Ed: Adapting To Rising Seas

By Richard Wildermann for The Island Eye News The evidence Small, low-lying islands in the open ocean are like canaries in the coal mines, warning of the dangers of sea level rise. There are thousands of such islands in the western Pacific Ocean, and sea level has been rising faster there, especially over the last …

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Feb 21 2017

Op-Ed: Announcing Bid For Re-election

By Pat O’Neil for The Island Eye News On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, I filed papers to run for re-election as Mayor of the Town of Sullivan’s Island. Two years ago, the citizens of the Island overwhelmingly chose me to serve the remainder of the term of our late Mayor Mike Perkis. I decided to …

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Feb 18 2017

An ‘Old Salt’ Wins Big

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Conjure up the image of an “Old Salt,” and you have Tom Magnani. His weathered skin is an unspoken testimony to his life spent on the water, as are his thickly-calloused hands. Locals might recognize him from his long grey beard and hair, flying behind him, …

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Feb 18 2017

Garden For Your Health

By Wendy Kelly for Island Eye News My sister is a hippotherapist (for those of you who just envisioned a teary-eyed hippo on Freud’s couch discussing its personal issues, you should know that the word ‘hippo’ is derived from the Greek word for ‘horse.’) She uses horses as the primary tool in her occupational therapy …

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Feb 18 2017

Singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen Plays At The Music Hall

By Bonny Wolfe for The Island Eye News The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to welcome Robert Earl Keen on Wednesday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. Now three decades on from the release of his debut album — with well over a dozen other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and …

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Feb 17 2017

Getting Your Hands Dirty For A Good Cause

By Amy Mercer, Island Eye News Editor How many of us have scowled at a plastic bottle on the side of the road as we drove/walked/ran/biked by and thought, “who would do such a thing?” We’ve all heard the slogan “Litter Trashes Everyone” and yet, surveys suggest that 80 percent of people who litter do …

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