Jun 29 2016

Isle Of Palms Police Put The Heat On With June Arrests

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By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer Everyone knows that warm weather brings more tourists and day-trippers to Isle of Palms, but it may attract more criminals, too. At the end of May, a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban was stolen from an Ocean Boulevard resident, and two men were soon spotted in it off …

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Jun 29 2016

Bioblitz By National Parks Engages Kids In The Natural World

Gage and Gavin Rourk get an owl lesson from Ranger Antoine Fletcher.

By Sarah Diaz for Island Eye News  This May, the National Park Service held a Bioblitz in multiple locations across South Carolina, including the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site and Fort Moultrie.The Bioblitz focused mainly on collecting an inventory of bird species, but observers were welcome to report everything from plants to spiders. Observers counted …

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Jun 29 2016

Remembering An Adventurous Spirit

“God knew Mikey spent every one of his days living it like it was his last.”
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By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer Photos by Steve Rosamilia Ally Bowers and Mikey Mueller grew up together from preschool through Wando High graduation, and they often surfed together along the beach near 34th Avenue on Isle of Palms, not far from the Mueller family home. While Mueller was not her boyfriend, …

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Jun 24 2016

Isle Of Palms Beach Run Heats Up Summer

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By Aaron Sweet for Island Eye News Photos courtesy IOP Rec. Dept. The 2016 Isle of Palms Beach Run takes place Saturday, July 16 on Front Beach, behind the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms. Competitors can enter in the following divisions; 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run. The race begins at 8 a.m. Youth fun …

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Jun 24 2016

SiP Magazine Celebrates Island Life

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By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Last month, Lucky Dog Publishing, the company behind Island Eye News newspaper, launched its second edition of SiP magazine. The first magazine of its kind, SiP combines high quality journalism with stunning imagery from local writers and photographers to capture the spirit of Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms …

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Jun 23 2016

Don’t Cook Tonight!

Bridgette and Jamiel Kadri at the Fish Fry.

Photos by Steve Rosamilia Saturday, June 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., head out to the Fish Fry Shack at 1459 Hennessy Street, for $5 plates of fried fish, hush puppies and more fixins. Proceeds support the Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Fish Fry. Tickets available at Fire Department, Town Hall, Simmons Seafood, Exit Realty …

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Jun 23 2016

Fort Moultrie Celebrates Carolina Day With Living History

Annual Fort Pass Offered
Fort Moultrie is now offering a new annual pass which covers the pass holder and up to 3 accompanying adults for unlimited recreational entries for one calendar year from the month of purchase for a cost of $20. Annual passes have two signature lines and can be shared by two adult pass owners. The launch of this annual pass will be accompanied with new parking lot signage clarifying that entry fees are required to recreate Fort Moultrie, the visitor center, and grounds including the parking area, picnic area, and dock.
“In light of the changes in parking enforcement on Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, we wanted to make sure that our visitor center parking lot remains available for visitors to Fort Moultrie. Fort Moultrie is a popular destination for local visitors and we wanted to be sure that they had the option to purchase a single pass that allows unlimited recreational access,” said Administrative Officer Laura Segars

By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia Carolina Day, observed annually in South Carolina, commemorates the successful defeat of British land and naval forces by Carolina and Virginia patriots on June 28, 1776. This was the first decisive victory by the American Colonies in their fight for independence and prevented the …

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Jun 23 2016

Seasons Of The South: Strawberry Clafoutis

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By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News Ingredients 4 eggs ½ cup sugar ¾ cup milk 2 tsp vanilla ¾ cup flour ½ tsp salt 1 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered ¼ cup dried cherries, chopped ¼ cup crystallized ginger, chopped fine 2 Tbsp powdered sugar Vanilla ice cream Serves 8 Instructions Preheat oven to …

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Jun 22 2016

Jane Parker Merritt Memorial Scholarship Awarded

Lilian Wilson receives her scholarship at IOP Exchange Club dinner meeting in April.

By Ruth Thornburg for Island Eye News Scholastic achievement, community involvement, and good character define Lillian Wilson, a student at Wando High School, who is the recipient of this year’s Jane Parker Merritt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, founded to honor a close friend, Jane Parker Merritt, was presented at the Isle of Palms’ dinner meeting …

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Jun 22 2016

Seasonal Species Are Reappearing In Our Waterways

Spanish mackerel are beginning to show up especially in the harbor and can be best found at first light.

By Geoff Bennett for Island Eye News  Weeks full of sunny weather and warm temperatures have made our fishery come alive. Bait is everywhere and eager fish are chasing it down. Anglers have a whole host of options now that our seasonal species have arrived to complement the traditional targets of redfish and trout. Redfish …

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