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Aug 07 2009

Lighthouse Day

Lighten up! Celebrate National Lighthouse day on Saturday, August 8 Join the National Park Service as we celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse on Saturday, August 8, 2009. An open house special event takes place from 10am to 2pm on the grounds of the US Coast Guard Historic District at 1815 I’On …

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Aug 07 2009

The Mound

By Dylan Sharek There used to be a gangly oak tree in my Aunt Maureen’s backyard. No matter what time of day or the weather, you could find me, my sister, and cousins amidst its gnarled limbs. The tree consumed much of our summers, and our activities revolving around the endless hours of innocent fun …

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Aug 07 2009

Seabreeze with a twist

Thanks to Isle of Palms resident Joanie Teel for grabbing these snapshots from her roof of a waterspout forming over the ocean this past weekend. “I woke up this morning and saw this waterspout / tornado outside of my window,” she writes. “It was just offshore near Breach Inlet.” Share your island photos with the Island …

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Aug 07 2009

IOP City Council

Isle of Palms Town Council – July 28, 2009 Citizen’s ccomments Kellen Correia, representing the Friends of the Hunley, requested the Council’s permission for a small film crew from Half Yard Productions to film on the beach. The company has been contracted by National Geographic for a documentary about the famous submarine. They’d like to …

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Aug 07 2009

EcoThon

Warm up for the 5th Annual Barrier Island ECOthon Provided by Brett Carlson Time to start stretching out those hamstrings and adding on to those early morning runs. The 5th Annual Barrier Island ECOthon will take place in three months on Sunday, October 25, over Charleston’s naturally beautiful barrier islands of Capers, Dewees, Isle of …

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Aug 07 2009

SI Town Council

Sullivan’s Island Town Council Staff Report Paving the way Council member Madeleine McGee met with Transportation Secretary Buck Limehouse to discuss several aspects of Sullivan’s Island traffic, including Middle Street repaving and traffic control devices. While the information had not been officially confirmed, McGee related that Middle Street repaving is not expected to begin until …

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Aug 07 2009

Turtle Rescue

PHOTOS BY: Barbara Bergwerf Turtle rescue takes a sad turn By Mary Pringle July is a busy time for boat traffic and a busy time for sea turtles on our islands. Recently, a sub-adult (juvenile) loggerhead was spotted in the Intracoastal Waterway at Dewees Inlet by the staff of the Barrier Islands Eco Tour boat …

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Aug 07 2009

Dewee’s Island

Dewees from within By Dylan Sharek To those living on the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Mount Pleasant, Dewees Island is a bit of an enigma. Many view it as an exclusive club, available only to a handful of people wealthy enough to build a home on a private island. Some could even be …

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Aug 07 2009

Paul Tucker

Staff Report Even though Paul Tucker was sitting in a small office, his eyes weren’t seeing the pale walls and low light house plants. They were further away, watching thin bands of white ocean froth as they twisted in Escher-like patterns across the marine blue water. Still in his early 50s, Tucker is among a …

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Aug 07 2009

Old times are not forgotten

By Smoky Weiner At the new Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island, my significant other and I saw Big Bill Morganfield and his band play the blues. He played several songs written by Muddy Waters, which is not unusual for your average blues band. What made this compelling is that Muddy Waters’ real name was …

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