Oct 30

Special Election For Mayor Of Sullivan’s Island To Be Held January 6

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor While the death of a mayor in office is a singular occurrence for the town of Sullivan’s Island, the mechanisms are in place to deal with such a tragedy. Although it is a great personal loss to everyone at Town Hall, the daily business of the Town has …

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Oct 29

Making A Living From The Lives On Dewees

Rick Morse has been providing a lifeline for the residents of Dewees for 21 years.
(Photo by Steve Rosamilia)

By Marci Shore, Island Eye News Staff Writer Rick Morse took his first load of passengers to Dewees Island, as a ferry boat captain 21 years ago this fall. Onboard his first 20-minute ferry trip to Dewees from the IOP Marina, were real estate agents, brokers, and their blueprints. There were only three houses on …

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Oct 28

It’s Not The Length But The Depth

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  By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia In 2013 Mike Perkis was elected to “the most thankless, zero paying job in the history of politics.” Or at least that is how his son, Josh Perkis, saw his father’s role as Mayor of Sullivan’s Island. Judging by the laughter that accompanied …

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Oct 03

Fire Prevention Parade Slated For October 8

The Rescue Squad at last year's parade.

By Chief Stith for Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia The Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue Department, along with the Isle of Palms Fire and Rescue Department, are planning a Fire Prevention Parade and Display between the two departments. This year’s event will be held on October 8, 2014. The parade will start at …

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Oct 03

Labor Day Weekend Proved Fatal, Dangerous For Turtles

Digital x-rays revealed a large number of periwinkle snails in this Kemps Ridley named Seabrook.

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News Photos by Barbara Bergwerf August 31 was not only the end of a busy Labor Day weekend, but a hectic evening for the Sea Turtle Rescue Program at the South Carolina Aquarium’s Turtle Hospital. Three new patients were admitted. Very often holiday weekends are a deadly time for …

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Oct 03

High Tea At Hopsewee

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By Carol Antman for Island Eye News My book club, The Venuses of Willendorf, has been together for 20 years. We’ve read hundreds of books, classics to best sellers. So no judgments please when I tell you that our recent book, Keeper of the House, is about a famous Georgetown brothel The Sunset Lodge. Open …

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Oct 03

Tastes Of The South: Molly & Me Pecans

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By Charlotte Myer for Island Eye News Tastes of the South is a new column by Charlotte Myer, Specialty Food Buyer at Southern Season, highlighting South Carolina vendor’s and their delicious local products. Born in Charleston to a military family, Kay grew up on U.S. Military bases all over the country, but her love of …

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Oct 02

Keeping Students In Touch With A Delicate Ecosystem

“Most people don’t know that the salt marsh estuary is second only to the rainforest in biomass and number of species.”
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By Marci Shore, Island Eye News Staff Writer With special privilege, comes special responsibility, says Holly Blair, Coastal Ecology Program Manager at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. A magnet school, SIES is uniquely located beachfront, and appropriately has the county’s only Coastal Ecology Systems class as part of the curriculum, right alongside Physical Education and Art. …

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Oct 02

Mount Pleasant Artists Guild Launches 2014/15 Season

Amelia Rose Smith, guest speaker at the September meeting of the MPAG,  displays her work.

By Jeanne Kay Juhos for Island Eye News The Mount Pleasant Artists Guild launched their first meeting of the 2014/15 season on September 8 with enthusiasm and a fine demonstration of pastel painting techniques presented by Amelia Rose Smith. The MPAG meets the first Monday of each month September through May. Our next meeting will …

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Oct 02

The Newest Thing Is Here

The new iPhone is a “phablet.”

By Bob Hooper for Island Eye News With the availability of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus comes the new iOS 8. As with any new Operating System make sure all your data is backed up either to the iCloud or through iTunes before you install it. When you install the new iOS things …

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