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Oct 15 2009

IOPNA set to deliver more Gift Bags

Special to the Island Eye Once again the IOPNA’s New Resident Outreach Program has put together another set of Gift Bags to deliver to another group of new residents.  The bag will contain coupons from both new business donors as well as coupons from existing and/or previous contributors to the Gift Bags from earlier in the year. Pictured here …

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Oct 15 2009

The need to keep Charleston green

By Paul Robinson “When you recycle one aluminum can, you save 95% of the energy that was used to originally make it. That 95% is enough energy to run a household television for three hours,” says Jenny Bloom, Charleston’s Recycling Educator. The Garden Club of Isle of Palms, founded in 1948, recently gathered at The …

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Oct 15 2009

Ben Sawyer Bridge closure date narrows

Provided by: the SCDOT The Ben Sawyer Bridge Rehabilitation Project has reached several milestones over the past few weeks.  Concrete has been placed for the first of two deck pours on both the northern and southern approach spans. At the former Navy Base in North Charleston, crews have set the two trusses for the swing …

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Oct 15 2009

Conquering the IOP Connector

By Sarah Reynolds Mount Pleasant Recreation Department Kicking off at 8am on Saturday, October 3, the 17th Annual Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child hosted over 1400 registered runners and walkers. Supported by local business sponsor donations and participant fees, net proceeds from the event will be donated to support the …

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Oct 15 2009

Police Reports

The following is a synopsis of some of the activities of the Isle of Palms Police Department during the month of September. Patrol September 2, 2009: At approximately 1am, an officer on patrol stopped to speak with a male subject operating a bicycle on Palm Boulevard without lights. While the officer spoke to the subject …

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Oct 15 2009

Halloween happenings around Charleston

Following is a list of fun, frightening and family-oriented Halloween events taking place around Charleston County during the month of October: All month long Take a haunting walking tours of the Old City Jail, Charleston’s most haunted building. Tours depart on the hour from 7-10 p.m. nightly. Tickets can be purchased at Bulldog Tour’s offices …

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Oct 13 2009

A ‘taste’ of local flavor at the Taste of Charleston

By Elizabeth McGough For nearly 30 years, the Taste of Charleston has celebrated Lowcountry cuisine, featuring some of Charleston’s finest, nationally renowned chefs. This year’s event, spread out over the entire weekend, brought together more than 40 of Charleston’s best restaurants to host more than 10,000 locals and tourists alike. Put on by the Greater …

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Oct 07 2009

Rocktoberfest finds new ground

by Paul Robinson This year’s Rocktoberfest, presented by Awendaw Green, will be one to remember: it’s the first one that won’t be held at Awendaw Green. The pre-festival Barn Jam on Wednesday October 7 at 7pm was once a gathering of 30 to 40 people sitting around a camp fire. Today, it has transformed into …

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Oct 05 2009

IOP Garden Club meeting – October 15, 2009

The Isle of Palms Garden Club invites everyone to join them for useful information and social networking on October 15, 2009. This meeting starts with horticulture questions and design review while enjoying delicious treats. The focus of this meeting is “Native Plants” Paul Phillips; the Nursery General Manager of Hidden Ponds Nursery will be at …

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Oct 01 2009

The handprint of a community on Palm Blvd.

Staff Report “Plant a Palm – Hurricane Hugo struck the Isle of Palms on September 21, 1989. This powerful storm destroyed the natural landscape of the island and demolished many homes and businesses. In an effort to restore a portion of the natural beauty, a group of concerned citizens organized the Plant-A-Palm Committee. The Committee …

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