Jul 28 2016

Watermelon Showdown At Wild Dunes

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Photos by Steve Rosamilia Fourth of July is known for eating contests. Shortly before Joey “Jaws” Chestnut reclaimed his hot-dog eating title at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island in New York this Independence Day, kids on Isle of Palms were speeding through juicy watermelon slices at Wild Dunes by Palm Cove Pool. Stealthy competitors included …

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Jul 28 2016

Bright Start For The Beach Run

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Photos by Diane Rosamilia Nearly 300 racers turned out to test their mettle in the summer sun during the Isle of Palms Beach Run the morning of July 16. Dalton Stubs, 20, of Isle of Palms (19:41), and Kathryn Adel, 30, of Charleston (23:33) were the top runners, respectively, for men and women in the …

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Jul 27 2016

Swim Team Spirit

Dolphins Head Coach Nick Tipling gives the team a pep talk as Wild Dunes Swim Team warms up for their meet against Rivertowne on the Wando. His experiences growing up on a summer swim team led him to choose teaching as a career.

By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer Photos by Mic Smith Photography, LLC My favorite part of a summer swim team meet is the mixed medley relay. Swim team families might laugh at that, because they know that mixed medley takes place last at a summer meet, and it’s true that a renewed …

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Jul 27 2016

Local Artist Recognized Nationally

In “Message From Ushuaia” an Epperly daughter sits in a hotel lobby, 40 miles from Antarctica, “speaking" to someone in Vermont.

By Sarah Nolan for Island Eye News Local artist and Sullivan’s Island resident Carolyn Epperly received the National Watercolor Society Award at the 25th International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) Annual Exhibition. Epperly’s painting “Stop and Go” was chosen from among 2,400 entrants at this year’s contest. Sitting on her breezy screened-in porch on Sullivan’s …

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Jul 23 2016

Beneficial Insects Can Help Gardens Survive In Summer

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By Wendy Sang for Island Eye News Photos by Wendy Sang Well folks, if the nearconstant triple digit heat indices aren’t enough of an indication for you, let me be the first to officially welcome you to the dog days of summer. Have you ever wondered where the phrase “dog days” came from? For starters, …

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Jul 23 2016

10 Reasons Why Brexit Isn’t Worrisome

By Jason M. Mengel for Island Eye News Emotions can only weigh on asset prices for so long. Contrarian investing is so difficult because it requires one to love what others hate and to exhibit tremendous patience during volatile times. Success is achieved by looking past the headlines and focusing more on the facts, alternative opinions …

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Jul 21 2016

Turtles begin hatching on the islands

  By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor. Bright and early this morning, July 21, 2016, members of the Island Turtle Team headed to the southern end of Isle of Palms to inventory two loggerhead turtle nests. By law, an inventory is done three days after a nest hatches, and team members excavate the eggs to …

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Jul 21 2016

Island Skies Aglow

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Photos by Steve Rosamilia Sullivan’s Island held its Independence Day party early this year, on July 2, at Stith Park, below, where most gathered to watch fireworks after listening to music during the Saturday festivities. On Isle of Palms, (at left) warnings of a Fourth of July king tide kept crowds at the beach lighter …

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Jul 21 2016

Correction

The article “New parking systems experience hiccups on IOP” in the July 1 issue of the Island Eye News misspelled the name of an Isle of Palms resident. The correct spelling is Vince DiGangi. We regret the error.

Jul 21 2016

Loggerhead And Green Sea Turtles Successfully Rehabilitated And Released

Sullivan’s Island resident Dr. Del Schutte (left) and South Carolina Aquarium CEO Kevin Mills take Lady, a loggerhead, to the ocean as Willow Bender of the aquarium’s Turtle Hospital follows. Schutte is engaged in a challenge grant to support the aquarium’s new Sea Turtle Recovery experience, set to open in May 2017. (Photo by Barb Bergwerf).

By Kate Dittloff for Island Eye News  Two sea turtles treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program are again swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. On June 30, Lady, a large female loggerhead, and Forest, a juvenile green sea turtle, were released at the Isle of Palms County Park. The Sea Turtle Hospital …

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