Aug 21 2009

Three options for accreted land

Staff report On August 4, approximately 150 Sullivan’s Island residents had a chance to look at the draft plan that has been in development since last year for the Town’s accreted land. Representatives from Coastal Science & Engineering, Dewberry and Sabine & Waters presented information on the various options for managing the 90-190 acres of …

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Aug 21 2009

Isle of Palms Police Reports

The following is a synopsis of some of the activities of the Isle of Palms Police Department during the month of July 2009: Patrol July 1, 2009: The homeowner of a Twin Oaks residence reported that he had contracted with a construction company in March of 2008 to do renovations, which amounted to just over …

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Aug 21 2009

The end of turtle season

By Mary Pringle On August 15, the Turtle Team ended its early morning dawn patrol looking for turtle tracks on our beaches. Volunteers will continue to monitor existing nests for signs of hatching and erosion, or problems with ants, ghost crabs, artificial lights, or other disturbances. These early morning walks and late evening patrols by …

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Aug 21 2009

Op-Ed: Knuckleheads

By Smoky Weiner I don’t like it when someone uses words to manipulate people. I don’t like misleading statements, jingoism and obfuscation of the truth and I really hate it when someone creates a scapegoat to further his own ambition. I just read a mailer that was sent to everyone on Sullivan’s Island and boy …

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Aug 21 2009

Art on the Beach and Chefs in the Kitchen

Creative Spark Center for the Arts’ eagerly awaited fall fundraiser includes a sneak peek into luxurious, historic homes and artist’ studios on Sullivan’s Island filled with wonderful artists, entertainment and chefs. Chef demonstrations and tastings from last year’s event included The Old Village Post House, The Mustard Seed, Cypress, Café Medley, the Red Drum Gastropub …

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Aug 21 2009

An enlightening Lighthouse Day

By Dylan Sharek The Charleston Light, the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse’s formal and real name, is the island’s elephant in the room; people know it’s there, but don’t talk about it or really know anything about it. And that’s probably because the lighthouse isn’t as entertaining as the dynamic history of Fort Moultrie and the many …

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Aug 21 2009

The Green Heron tidies its nest

By Dylan Sharek The overgrown patch of low lying brush behind the Green Heron on Sullivan’s Island is in the process of being transformed from a poison ivy riddled snake’s paradise to a cleared, comfortable entrance to the popular island general store. As of early this week, the lot has been mostly cleared except for …

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Aug 21 2009

Ben Sawyer girders a perfect fit

Provided by the SC Department of Transportation Steel girders are now being erected for the new Ben Sawyer Bridge’s approach spans. The first sets of girders and its associated in-fill began arriving on site in mid-July. By the end of the month, crews had almost completed three of the six spans for each side. Girders …

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Aug 21 2009

Stay tuned, IOP beach music hits the airwaves

By Dylan Sharek When I first arrived in Charleston, my favorite radio station was 95.9 FM, and it certainly wasn’t for its music. Back then, the station was just white noise, excellent only for transmitting my iPod’s library over its empty, crystal clear frequency. About two months ago, I noticed that transmission becoming more and …

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Aug 20 2009

Beach tennis on the Isle of Palms

The first Beach Tennis USA Tour began in Charleston in 2005 and has since spread to almost every beach community in the United States. Beach tennis combines tennis and beach volleyball by using tennis rackets with the volley ball court. Join competitors this Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, at the Windjammer starting at …

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