Jun 21 2018

Young Craftsman Building On Islands

Staff Report for The Island Eye News Drew Baldrick is a chip off the old block. The young craftsman, who grew up on Isle of Palms has been working with his dad, building and remodeling custom Charleston homes, since he was 12. After graduating from Wando High School, Baldrick pursued a business management degree. “I …

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Jun 19 2018

Tourism Generates Over $54 million

By Paula Ogden-Muse for The Island Eye News A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 950,700 visitors to Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in 2017 spent $54,400,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 768 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the …

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Jun 19 2018

Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message: June 2018

Dear Island Neighbors,  I hope you are having a healthy and enjoyable summer despite the traffic and crowds that come with our popularity. Here are some reminders about upcoming events and opportunities, and some facts you might not have known about our very dedicated public safety staff and volunteers and the equipment that helps them …

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Jun 19 2018

A Twist On Trash Pickup

Staff Report for The Island Eye News The newly created Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew is recruiting volunteers for a summer of weekly beach sweeps that also offer good, clean community fun. The sweeps start Monday, June 25, with a total of 11 scheduled through Labor Day. Each Monday evening, organizers will ask volunteers to …

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Jun 14 2018

Local Couple Preserves Beaches Through Business

By Mimi Wood, Staff Writer For The Island Eye News Trina Limbach’s brain is like a turtle nest boil, idea after idea bubbling up, tumbling out almost faster than she can implement…the key word being ‘almost.’ Limbach packs a lot of energy into that tiny frame of hers. She has a knack for making things …

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Jun 14 2018

Farm-to-Table Supper Celebrates Conservation

By Amber Cook for The Island Eye News On Saturday, June 30 from 6 – 9 p.m., Lowcountry Land Trust will hold its 4th annual Farm-to-Table Supper at the Ambrose family home on Wadmalaw Island. The 2018 Farm-to-Table Supper is presented by the Ambrose Family Farm and Anderson Insurance Associates. The event is designed to …

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Jun 13 2018

New Market Is Home Run For The Team

By Mimi Wood, Staff Writer For The Island Eye News No one could be more excited about Middle Street Market, located next door to Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island, than its new General Manager, Lesley Fox. “She was hand picked,” says Sean Daniher, of Home Team, which opened Middle Street Market on Memorial Day …

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Jun 13 2018

Hurricane Season 2018 Blows In

By Dave Williams for The Island Eye News  The easiest way to look into the future is to take a gander at the past. The last two hurricane seasons in the Lowcountry, have been impacted by at least a few tropical systems, the most notable of those being Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017). Matthew was …

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Jun 13 2018

Measure Up

Photo by Barb Bergwerf Jack Lurkin and Laura Sheppard see how they “Measure Up” to our local sea turtles. This sign was created for the SC Aquarium by island residents, Bev Ballow and Barbara Bergwerf. The sign became available to take up residence at the IOP Marina when the Aquarium created its new Sea Turtle …

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Jun 12 2018

Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

By Henry Hay for The Island Eye News  With recent hurricanes Matthew and Irma and another busy season predicted, more people are interested in protecting their homes and businesses. After Katrina in 2005, there was a huge increase in demand for home hurricane protection and inquires into hurricane protection have continued over the last two …

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