Nov 27

Opinion/Editorial: Don’t Fear The ‘Frankenstein Forest’

I recently wrote an Op-Ed in The Post and Courier urging the two sides in the “Sullivan’s Island accreted lands forest controversy” to compromise. I did so from the perspective of a naturalist who is intimately familiar with the forest and who has been following the political back-and-forth in the press for years. Such a …

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Nov 26

Sullivan’s Island Fire Department Wins Chili Bragging Rights

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Photos by Jennifer Tuohy The Assistant Chief of Sullivan’s Island Fire Department won the East Cooper Meals on Wheels Firefighter Chili Throwdown at the organization’s annual oyster roast, Nov. 2. The event took place on Gold Bug Island and featured all-you-can eat oysters, an Oyster Shucking Contest and the Chili Throwdown between Mount Pleasant, Isle …

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Nov 25

Morgan Creek Grill Subject Of Numerous Noise Complaints

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By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor One resident of the Isle of Palms has spent $8,700 soundproofing his home because the noise from the nearby Morgan Creek Grill has become unbearable. Francis Lynch, of Waterway Island Drive, told Isle of Palms’ Real Property Committee’s Oct. 29 meeting that his granddaughter cannot sleep and his …

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Nov 25

It’s Time To SHOP!

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By Bob Hooper for Island Eye News The holidays are here, or so you would think if you went in a store, watched TV, listened to the radio, etc. Santa and the elves are hard at work and all good children, whatever their ages, are already “wishing” for something, mostly electronics! So let’s do some …

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Nov 24

Beach Renourishment Project Gets Underway

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Photos by Steve Rosamilia According to the City, progress with the Shoal Management Project is occurring on Isle of Palms as expected. By the end of the day on November 10 the contractor, R. B. Baker, had moved 22,226 cubic yards of sand (770 truckloads) from the eastern harvest area to the eastern fill area. …

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Nov 24

Prepare Now For A Year-end Investment Review

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By Jason M. Mengel for Island Eye News Getting organized for your year-end investment review with your financial professional may help make the review process more efficient. Here are some suggestions for making your meeting as productive as possible. Decide what you want to know One of the benefits of a yearly investment review is …

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Nov 22

Paid Parking Plan Moves Forward On Isle Of Palms

“I can see no reason why we should carve out a special exception for one piece of the island when we are going to burden the rest of the island from 21st to 41st with parking.”
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By Kathryn Casey, Island Eye News Staff Writer Isle of Palms City Council is moving forward with a paid parking plan for summer 2015. At a special council meeting on Nov. 14, Council decided to proceed with a managed parking plan similar to the City of Charleston’s ordinance for residential parking downtown, wherein residents, owners …

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Nov 22

Correction: Lawsuits

In an article titled “Lawsuits, Parking, Filming Discussed At Sullivan’s Island Town Council” published in the Nov. 7 edition of The Island Eye News, the size of a partially constructed tree house owned by Hal Coste was misstated. The tree house is 96 sq. ft. in size, and sits on a 200 sq. ft. deck. …

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Nov 22

Seasons Of The South: Green Bean And Wild Mushroom Ragout With Crispy-Fried Onion Rings

By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News There is nothing traditional about this green bean casserole, or ragu. It’s full of the traditional flavors and then some. Take your Thanksgiving sides up a notch and try this on turkey day. Ingredients Green Bean and Wild Mushroom Ragout 1 lb haricot vert, trimmed 1 Tbsp olive …

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Nov 21

Sullivan’s Island Begins To Mull Parking Plan

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By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor In response to its neighboring island getting ready to implement a paid parking system next summer, the Town of Sullivan’s Island is re-examining its own parking situation. The Public Safety committee met Thursday, Nov. 13 to have a general discussion among committee members as to what the island …

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