Dec 20

Candidates Debate Island Issues

Candidates and Moderator

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steven Rosamilia A large crowd turned out for the Sullivan’s Island Mayor Candidates’ Forum, held on Dec. 3. The event, put on by the Charleston chapter of The League of Women Voters and sponsored in part by Island Eye News, is the only public forum to …

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Dec 20

A Smorgasbord Of Advice For The Season

By Bob Hooper for Island Eye News A new email scam purporting to be either from Costco, Sam’s, Amazon or any other big name warehouse or online wholesaler is circulating. The email starts out “Our online store (insert name here) received an order…” and continues with instructions that seem to confirm either an order or …

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Dec 18

Holiday Spirit On The Islands

A lovely young lady enjoys the Sullivan's Island Christmas tree lighting.

Photos by Steve Rosamilia The Sullivan’s Island tree lighting ceremony and Isle of Palms annual holiday carnival on Dec. 5 and 6 respectively, marked the official start of the holiday season on the islands. At the tree lighting a rousing performance form the Sullivan’s Island Elementary School choir was followed by the lighting of the …

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Dec 18

Island Eye Christmas Gift Guide

Cafe Medley tshirt

Wrap up some holiday cheer this season (and save on gas!) with Island Eye News’ round-up of some local gifts you can find right here on the islands. Café Medley’s Sullivan’s Island T-Shirts, $16 for kids, $25 adults, Café Medley, Sullivan’s Island, 843.793.4055   Co-op Coozies $3, The Co-Op Sullivan’s Island, 843.882.8088 Legare Farm Pumpkin …

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Dec 18

Seasons Of The South: Southern Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie

By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News Buttermilk or chess pies have been a staple of the South for decades. This pie is simple and delicious and a bit of cornmeal in the crust gives it a nice chewy texture to the flaky pastry. Of course feel free to buy a crust if that is …

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Dec 17

She Did It Her Way

Mayor Bunch with her formal portrait that hangs in IOP’s council chambers.

Staff Report, Island Eye News Former Mayor of Isle of Palms, Carmen R. Bunch passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Mayor of the Isle of Palms for 16 years, including during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Bunch was once asked how her epitaph should read and she replied “I did it my way!” Bunch was elected …

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Dec 17

Mount Pleasant Art Guild Hosts Reception, Show

Mount Pleasant Artists Guild Group Show Reception on Dec. 4. Artists from left to right:  Ginny Paternite, Nancy Rinn, Judith Chamberlin, Becky Taylor, Pat Exum, Faye Sullivan, Gazie Nagel, Susan Altman.

By Jeanne Juhos for Island Eye News The Mount Pleasant Artist Guild Group Show will be on view at the North Charleston City Gallery, Charleston Area Convention Center Complex, 5001 Coliseum Drive, through December 26. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. More than 20 members of the MPAG are exhibiting their …

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Dec 17

Pat Conroy And Cassandra King Headline 2015 Wild Dunes Author’s Event

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor The 2015 Wild Dunes Club Author’s Event will feature Pat Conroy and Cassandra King and takes place Saturday, Jan. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will be moderated by Isle of Palm’s own Mary Alice Monroe. This annual event is the Wild Dunes Club’s largest charitable …

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Dec 13

Holiday Cards Feature Work Of Carol McGill

Carol McGill at a recent exhibit of her work at Morgan Creek Grill.

By Marci Shore, Island Eye News Staff Writer The paintings of award-winning local artist Carol McGill are featured on limited edition card sets available for holiday gifts. Acclaimed for her brilliant use of color in capturing the essence of the Lowcountry’s beauty, her style, she says, is a combination of “Van Gogh’s high contrast imagery, …

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Dec 13

The Christmas Season Is Upon Us

By Bob Hooper for Island Eye News They are all out to get you this Christmas season with lots of new and recycled tricks. I have received several phones calls in the past few days that have told me that my computer was infected, that I just won a new computer or that they could …

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