May 27 2016

Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Competition Set For June 4

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By Andy Sinwald for Island Eye News The 28th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Competition takes place on Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. at Front Beach on Isle of Palms. The event is open to all those that would like to show off their sand sculpting abilities. Competitors can enter for free in the following …

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May 26 2016

Poe Welcomes Acclaimed Poets Rita Mae Reese And Sandra Marshburn

Rita Mae Reese

By Delores Schweitzer for Island Eye News Calling all Flannery O’Connor fans and lovers of poetry with southern flavor. The Poe Branch Library on Sullivan’s Island is pleased to host two award-winning poets for an afternoon of darkness, light, humor, atmosphere and perspective on Saturday, May 28 at 12 p.m. Rita Mae Reese and Sandra …

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May 25 2016

Exchange Club Visits Florence Crittenton

Barbara Harrington; Lisa Van Bergen, Executive Director; Ralph D’Amigo

By Ruth Thornburg for Island Eye News April was Child Abuse Prevention Month and on Friday, April 29, 2016, two members of the Isle of Palms Exchange Club’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Committee— Barbara Harrington and Ralph D’Amigo—visited the Florence Crittenton Home to present a check and tour the historic facility. The Executive Director, Lisa …

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May 25 2016

Bird Banding: Painted Buntings

The Painted Bunting

By Sarah Diaz for Island Eye News The Sullivan’s Island bird banding station has been flooded this spring with Painted Buntings. This species of bunting breeds along the South Carolina coast. Painted buntings overwinter in the Caribbean and Central America. They are classified as Near Threatened, due to habitat loss and trapping for the illegal …

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May 25 2016

Don’t Plug That In!

By Bob Hooper for Island Eye News So you have decided it’s time to quit that nasty smoking habit and one way is to try the “new” E-Cigs out on the market. You go to the store and get one that looks like a cigarette and has a charger for it which has a usb …

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May 24 2016

Greenspace Project Honors Former Isle Of Palms Mayor

Mayor Bunch's family gathers by the sign.

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer The weather on Saturday morning, May 14 was so glorious, it was if Mayor Carmen Bunch had ordered it up herself. And she may well have, smiling down on the dedication ceremony of Isle of Palms’ newest, permanent green space, The Mayor Carmen R. Bunch Park. Current …

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May 24 2016

Explore Forgotten Fort Moultrie

New weekly walking tours will uncover Sullivan’s Island's 20th century military history.

By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News Join a National Park Service ranger at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center at 10 a.m. every Thursday for a one hour walking tour to explore the forgotten parts of the Fort Moultrie Army Reservation on Sullivan’s Island. Visitors should wear walking shoes, bring a water bottle and sun …

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May 24 2016

Spoleto Festival Finale At Middleton Place

The Spoleto Festival Finale is Sunday, June 12.

By Jessie Bagley for Island Eye News  Charleston area acts The High Divers, Jordon Igoe, and SUSTO will perform on the main stage at Spoleto Festival USA’s popular Wells Fargo Festival Finale on Sunday, June 12 at Middleton Place. These three acts precede a performance by eight-piece soul band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats …

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May 23 2016

Sullivan’s Island Elementary School Teacher Honored For Excellence

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Staff Report for Island Eye News Holly Blair, the coastal environment teacher at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, was recognized this month for her dedication to educating future generations of environmental stewards. She will join six other teachers from across South Carolina in receiving the InterTech Group Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Blair was selected …

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May 23 2016

Sharing The Shore With Sharks

Margaret Rose Jones and Creed Branham of Mt. Pleasant with Margaret Rose's 6' bull shark catch on May 6, 2016 around 39th Ave IOP.

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer Spoiler alert: Turn the page if you have even the tiniest trepidation about swimming with sharks. Margaret Rose Jones started fishing about ten months ago, as she and Creed Branham began to date. “I started fishing because I really liked him, and I wanted to impress him,” …

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