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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Oct 02

Tastes Of The South: Blue Cheese Biscuits With Fig Chutney

Blue Cheese Biscuits with Fig Chutney

By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News In the South, the humble biscuit is relegated to “side” status at many meals and gatherings. It’s time to let your biscuits shine with this twist on a Southern classic! Makes 30 miniature biscuits Ingredients • 3 cups soft white flour (Southern Biscuit or similar) • 1 heaping …

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Oct 01

22nd Annual Isle Of Palms Connector Run And Walk For The Child

Race day is Saturday, October 4.

Staff Report for Island Eye News The Isle of Palms Connector Run celebrates its 22nd year on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The race offers a 5k run, 5k walk and a 10k run with one of the most scenic views in the South. All funds raised go directly to local organizations for the prevention of …

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Oct 01

Charleston Concert Association Presents Expanded 2014-2015 Season

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By Kevin Flarisee for Island Eye News This October, the Charleston Concert Association, will open its 78th season with an incredible line-up of world-class artists. The 2014-2015 season sees CCA performances take place in three venues: the Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston, the Charleston Music Hall, and the Performing Arts Center in North …

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Sep 30

Isle Of Palms Holds Public Forum On Paid Parking Plan

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By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Following months of intensive deliberation and study the City of Isle of Palms is seeking public input on its current proposal to implement a beach parking permit program for the 2015 beach season. (For details on the program see the article in Sept. 12 issue of Island Eye …

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