Apr 17

Peanuts, Gratitude And A Dog Named Hudsen

“Most sadness comes from not having the right perspective. Gratitude, just gratitude and be thankful, baby.”
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By Marci Shore for Island Eye News It took 8 years of research and thought for Chris Bible, aka The Peanut Dude, to publish his book, “How the Peanut Dude Found Gratitude.” A moment that made it all worthwhile came when a middle school student came up to his Boiled Peanut food truck, regularly situated …

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Apr 16

Seasons Of The South: Grilled New York Strip Steak With Garden Salad

A succulent steak, perfect for spring grilling.

By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News New York strip is one of my favorite cuts of beef. It’s easy and fast to cook and always tastes delicious. A perfect accompaniment is blue cheese. Ingredients Steak • 1 ¾ pounds (1-inch thick) New York strip steak • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 tablespoon …

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Apr 15

Hope On Goat Does It Again

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Photos by Steve Rosamilia   Another hugely successful fundraiser on Goat Island once again helped another very worthy children’s charity. One hundred percent of ticket sales and silent auction items sold at the March 21 event went to the “Give Me Shelter” initiative at the Callen-Lacey Center for Children who have been abused, abandoned or …

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Apr 15

Warmer Days Ahead Herald Happier Times For Fisherman

“Flounder, perhaps our tastiest fish, are becoming active.”

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for Island Eye News Weather remained cooler than average in March. The recent cold snap over the last few days is hopefully the last one of the year. Looking ahead we have forecasts of sunny days in 70s and 80s which should really bring the water temperatures up. Bait, however, has …

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Apr 14

Shaggin’ At Sunset

Get ready for summer, Shaggin’ on the Cooper is back.

By Sarah Reynolds for Island Eye News Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with some dancing at Shaggin’ on the Cooper. Local bands perform live at the end of the Mount Pleasant Pier throughout the season (see schedule below), and the dance floor is open for all ages. Bring a date or meet friends, let …

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Apr 14

Printer Prices Plummet

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By Bob Hooper for Island Eye News If you have been limping along with that printer in the corner that been sitting there for years now is the time to consider upgrading. Printer prices have come down especially when you check prices online at places like Amazon as most local shops will price match. If …

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Apr 13

Easter Hops Onto The Island

Brooks Pounders takes a ride down the slide at the IOP Easter egg hunt.

Photos by Steve Rosamilia Egg hunters turned out in full force Saturday, April 4 for the IOP Easter Egg Hunt. A visit from the Easter Bunny and jump castles made for a fun day for all.

Apr 13

Embrace Your Inner Athlete

The East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival is coming to James Island County Park from April 17 to April 19.

By Sarah Reynolds for Island Eye News This year, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission celebrates a quarter century of its festival honoring the paddlesports and outdoor recreation community. The popular East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival returns with something outdoorsy for every age and interest on April 17 to 19 at James Island …

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Apr 10

Elsa Casts Her Spell Over Island Gras

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Photos by Jennifer Tuohy Isle of Palms councilmembers cut the ribbon at the annual Island Gras festival last month, marking the ceremonial opening of new lights on Front Beach. Installed to enhance security and the appearance of the city’s main commercial district, the lights were the brainchild of councilmember Jimmy Ward. Island Gras was a …

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Apr 10

OpEd: State Senator Representing Isle Of Palms And Sullivan’s Island Opposes Offshore Drilling

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By State Senator Chip Campsen for Island Eye News The Senate District I represent is a long coastal district covering more than 80 miles of South Carolina’s coast. It runs from Bulls Bay in Charleston County, to Port Royal Sound in Beaufort County. Having extensively navigated the Atlantic coast from Oregon Inlet, North Carolina to …

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