Feb 05 2010

Ben Sawyer pedestrian bridge closed

Starting Friday, February 5, and extending through the full closure of the Ben Sawyer Bridge, the bridge’s pedestrian access will be closed to the public. This sidewalk closure is necessary for the safety of pedestrians, motorists, and the construction team. Because the existing bridge’s very narrow sidewalk/curb is the primary access for construction workers crossing …

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Feb 04 2010

Annie awes audiences at SIES

by Kristin Hackler The curtains opens to three sets of wooden bunk beds, the 14th Street Orphanage girls curled up under thin blankets. Suddenly, one of the orphans screams in her sleep. “It’s all right, Molly,” Annie says as she rushes in, “Annie’s here.” With only four hour-long performances, Sullivan’s Island Elementary School could have …

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Feb 04 2010

Bridging the Island celebration: Sunday, February 7, 2010

Provided by Creative Spark During the week that the Ben Sawyer Bridge is closed, residents of Sullivan’s Island will find plenty to do without leaving the island. Every night during the bridge closing, residents can choose a local restaurant and take advantage of special “Bridge Closing” prices. The Ben Sawyer Bridge is expected to close …

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Feb 04 2010

Sullivan’s Island Council meeting – January 19, 2010

Citizen’s Comments Two issues of concern were brought up at the beginning of the Sullivan’s Island Council meeting: the flooding around Station 18 and Atlantic, and the increase in business license fees for short term rentals on the island. On the flooding issue, several residents arrived to express their concern. Jeff Harris, a resident on …

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Feb 04 2010

Starmageddon

By Jennifer Barbour Thousands of dead or dying sea stars washed ashore on our local beaches as winter storms ravaged the coastline recently, bringing below freezing temperatures and plenty of rain. This phenomenon, know as a “wreck of starfish”, is not unusual for the Atlantic. Residents have most likely observed an onslaught of marine life …

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Feb 04 2010

Isle of Palms Council meeting – January 26, 2010

Mayor Pro-Tem announced Following a brief discussion, Council member Marty Bettelli was nominated to serve as the Isle of Palms Mayor Pro-Tempore. The Council approved his appointment unanimously. David Greene gives audit results David Greene of Greene, Finney & Horton, LLP gave a presentation on the most recent audit of the City’s financial condition. The …

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Feb 04 2010

Atlanticville boasts best oysters in the state

Atlanticville’s Executive Chef William “Billy” Condon won first place in Boone Hall Plantation’s Oyster Recipe Contest during their annual Oyster Roast this past Sunday, January 31. With oysters as the star ingredient, the contest pits some of Charleston’s finest chefs head-to-head in a briny culinary battle. This was Atlanticville’s first win in the competition and …

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Feb 04 2010

Sullivan’s Islanders discuss land management on Spring Island

By Larry Middaugh Even though the Fort Moultrie Visitor’s Center appeared closed on Wednesday, January 27, (blocked parking lot; no lights at the front door), a number of Sullivan’s Island residents found their way to the Center’s auditorium for the second in the series of talks on vegetation management techniques sponsored by the Sullivan’s Islanders …

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Feb 04 2010

Melodic spirituals at Battery Gadsden

The Plantation Singers are known locally and internationally as the southeast’s most popular Gospel/percussion group. Each of the women in this multi-talented group has a lifetime of musical experience, beginning with the music of the southern church. The Plantation Singers were first created in June 1996 under the direction of Ms. Lynnette White. Locally, the …

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Feb 04 2010

The gift of a warm welcome on the Isle of Palms

Provided by the IOPNA Welcome Committee The IOPNA’s new resident outreach program, otherwise known as the Welcome Committee of the IOPNA, has just completed delivering ten gift bags to new IOP residents who arrived on the island between September and December of 2009, kicking off the second year of this successful program. Last year, twenty-five …

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