May 25

Lucky Dog Publishing Launches SiP

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Staff Report for Island Eye News Next week, residents of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms will get a treat in their mailboxes, a brand new, glossy magazine from the editors of Island Eye News. The magazine, called SiP, is an annual publication dedicated to celebrating the many blessings of island living. “I’ve been producing …

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May 22

New Isle Of Palms Water And Sewer Plant Up And Running

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By Kathryn Casey, Island Eye News Staff Writer This month marks the six month anniversary of the opening of the new Forest Trails Wastewater Treatment Facility on the Isle of Palms. After retiring and demolishing the old plant, that was built in 1966, the new plant has been fully operational since November of 2014, and …

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May 22

Get The Most Out Of Summer With These Charleston Outdoor Adventures

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By Lori McGee for Island Eye News Images courtesy of Coastal Expeditions www.coastalexpeditions.com Charleston is bursting with hundreds of outdoor adventures. The nearby islands are natural paradises for water sports, long walks, bicycling tours, paddleboarding and kayaking, not to mention the marinas where you can find day sailing cruises, water ferries and deep-sea fishing excursions. Charleston …

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May 21

New Council Members Look To Future

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By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia Sullivan’s Island residents went to the polls May 5, 2015 and elected an almost entirely new council. Four out of the six seats on the town’s council were up for grabs, including the unexpired council seat of Mayor Pat O’Neil, who was elected as …

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May 21

Six Turtles Return To The Ocean Following Treatment At Sea Turtle Hospital

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By Kate Ditloff for Island Eye News Photos courtesy of South Carolina Aquarium The public turned out in force last week to bid farewell to six sea turtles successfully rehabilitated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Five Kemp’s ridley and one green sea turtle were returned to the Atlantic Ocean Thursday, May 14 at …

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May 20

New Fire Truck Arrives On Sullivan’s Island

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By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia Sullivan’s Island Fire Department took delivery of its brand new ladder truck earlier this month. The truck replaces a 26 year old vehicle that had been out of commission for the best part of a year. The new vehicle, which cost $1,007,000, has a …

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May 20

Summer Splashes At The Aquarium

By South Carolina Aquarium for Island Eye News Memorial Day weekend–it’s the kickoff to summer, and what better way to start your break than with the South Carolina Aquarium touching sharks? Yes, you read that right, you can now touch a shark at the Aquarium. Shark Shallows, the largest exhibit constructed at the Aquarium in …

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May 20

Unforgettable Festival Moments

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By Carol Antman for Island Eye News If all the Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto Festivals did was provide us with entertaining ephemeral moments it would be enough. Moments of joy, harmony, insight or beauty: enough. Strengthen our economy with tourist dollars: enough. Fill our streets with more colorful and artistic visitors hauling musical instruments, painting …

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May 15

Shark bites swimmer on Sullivan’s

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By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor At around 2:15 p.m. the afternoon of Friday, May 15, a 30 year old male was bitten by a shark in the water at Station 18 1/2 on Sullivan’s Island. According to eye-witness reports, the man was in the water waist deep when the shark grabbed his right foot and dragged …

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May 15

East Cooper Meals On Wheels Succeeds With MatchingGrant.org Fundraiser

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By Bridget Johnson for Island Eye News East Cooper Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce success in their MatchingFund.org fundraising campaign, raising over $20,000 for the non-profit organization. During the month of March 2015, East Cooper Meals on Wheels appealed to donors to consider making their contributions within that month-long campaign period. Success in …

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