Staff Report for Island Eye News
Next week, residents of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms will get a treat in their mailboxes, a brand new, glossy magazine from the editors of Island Eye News. The magazine, called SiP, is an annual publication dedicated to celebrating the many blessings of island living.
“I’ve been producing the Island Eye News newspaper out here for 10 years, having lived here for 13, and felt that the islands deserved their own locally-produced magazine,” Lynn Pierotti, owner of Lucky Dog Publishing, said. “Our newspaper editor, Jennifer Tuohy, has 15 years experience producing glossy, lifestyle magazines in resort towns, so this was a natural progression for us.”
Featuring stories about your neighbors, your friends and those who will soon be your friends, SiP provides whimsical insight into life on Sullivan’s Island and IOP.
Step inside the world of Mickey Williams, Sullivan’s unofficial artist-in-residence. Raised on the Isle of Palms, the celebrated landscape painter shares his unique view of island life.
Meet the retired college football coaches who call Isle of Palms home. Bobby Johnson, Fisher DeBerry, Ralph Friedgen and friends converge twice a month to converse over grits and coffee about their careers and love for Isle of Palms.
Local author Stratton Lawrence goes on a walk through Sullivan’s Island’s growing maritime forest to learn about the burgeoning ecosystem, and stops in at the Historic Coast Guard District where he discovers a new museum in the works, one dedicated to honoring the heritage of the U.S. Lifesaving service.
Other stories include useful tips for visitors on birdwatching, beach combing and where to catch live music, as well as glimpses into the islands’ history, islanders love-affair with their golf-carts and a look at the allure of the perfect porch.
Every property owner on the islands will get a copy in their mailbox, and copies will be available at select retailers across the island, including Isle of Palms Marina store, Exclusive Properties, Sealand Adventure Sports and Almost Pink.