Apr 19 2017

Special Junior Ranger Visits Fort Sumter

By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia On Monday, March 27, Miss Aida Frey and her family visited Fort Sumter. She has visited 265 National Parks in six years and many other beautiful places in that time. Her goal is to reach 300 parks in 2017. Aida is an accomplished National …

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Apr 19 2017

Sullivan’s Island Resident Making A Tangible Impact

By Brent Petri for The Island Eye News Since its conception four years ago, the Lowcountry based nonprofit organization, Walk Nicaragua, has provided much needed assistance to a country that lacks the resources to help itself. Walk Nicaragua is a cooperative effort between Dr. H. Del Schutte of the Charleston Institute of Advanced Orthopedics, and …

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Apr 18 2017

University School Of The Lowcountry Students Explore Impacts Of Erosion And Accretion On The Islands

By Sarah Vega for The Island Eye News The chilling wind on March 15 wasn’t exactly pleasant, but the waves and blowing sand it caused showed students from University School of the Lowcountry (USL) exactly how erosion and accretion happen. Students explored various areas across Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, but before arriving they …

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Apr 15 2017

Sullivan’s Island Candidates Address Issues

By Amy Mercer, Island Eye News Editor Residents of Sullivan’s Island will go to the polls Tuesday, May 2 to vote for three open seats on the Town Council. The council is comprised of six councilmembers and the mayor. Three incumbent councilmembers are running for re-election, Susan Middaugh, Sarah Church (write-in), and Chauncey Clark. New …

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Apr 15 2017

Seasons Of The South: The Original Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News Chocolate chip cookies are so reminiscent of childhood for many of us. Enjoying warm cookies with a glass of cold milk is a classic treat. One of my culinary heroes, Ruth Wakefield, invented this cookie in the 1920’s which came to be iconic under the Toll House name. …

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Apr 14 2017

Poe Park Update

Councilmember Sarah Church, chair of the Sullivan’s Island Town Recreation Committee, recently provided an update on the status of the Poe Park playground and the replacement of aging equipment. “The Park Foundation generously offered to cover the cost of new equipment for the park,” Church says. “They brought the design proposal to Town Council, which …

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Apr 14 2017

Saving A Magestic Live Oak

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer In contemplating the various ways one might commemorate Earth Day, relocating a huge, 125,000-pound tree probably wouldn’t top the list. Likewise, in considering various ways to spend $50,000 when building a home, one would undoubtedly envision innumerable options before “moving a tree” popped into mind. However, that’s …

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Apr 13 2017

Breaking Down Plastics Summit Salutes Isle Of Palms

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Reporter There’s a special place in the South Carolina Aquarium’s heart for the Isle of Palms, with good reason. IOP was the first city in the state to institute beachside recycling cans. IOP was the first city in the state to write a Proclamation against Offshore Drilling. Not …

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Apr 12 2017

Best Race Ever

By Lauren Cook for Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia On Saturday, April 8 runners participated in the 8th Annual Run for Adela 5K/Walk – the only official 5K in Charleston that’s on the beach. The race was established in 2010 in memory of Adela Holmes Cook, a young Charleston native who passed away …

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Apr 12 2017

Letter To The Editor: Langley

Dear Editor, Did you know that you can take out an ad in The Island Eye, fill it with misinformation, inaccuracies, and untruths, not sign your name, and call yourself “Concerned Island Residents”? Could it be that these residents are concerned that the present council is not leaning their way toward clearing the maritime forest …

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