Sep 29 2009

Fall Thrift Sale of Children’s Goods Supporting Charity

As thrift sales for children’s goods continue to thrive across the Lowcountry in the down economy, the MOMs Clubs of Mt Pleasant are once again hosting their bi-annual Mom to Mom Sale. The sale, which takes place October 10 from 7-11 a.m. at the National Guard Armory, 245 Mathis Ferry Rd. in Mt Pleasant, is …

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Sep 29 2009

WTF Charleston: Water the Future

Anniversaries are generally a time of reflection, recognition and celebration of growth. However, Charleston Waterkeeper is choosing to observe their one-year anniversary a bit differently. Charleston Waterkeeper has launched their Water the Future (WTF) campaign: an invitation to every citizen of the tri-county area to celebrate the importance of our waterways while standing together to …

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Sep 17 2009

The light shines on Shinefest

By Paul Robinson With the combined efforts of locals Christi Page, Brett McKee, and Mike Vitale, ShineFest – which will be held on October 17, 2009, at Joe Riley Stadium – will benefit the Charleston County School District and the Trip Page Education Initiative. The event will feature live music from Blues Traveler, Blue Dogs, …

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Sep 17 2009

The revival of bluegrass

By Paul Robinson Music styles are constantly in transition. From early jazz to today’s pop rock, our music is constantly morphing and it’s usually in-tune with the social atmosphere of the time: but sometimes, it’s the life of the musicians themselves that sculpts the music of tomorrow. Two locally renown national musicians recently passed through …

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Sep 17 2009

The day He arrived

By Dylan Sharek As Jamie and Dorothy “Dot” Moore lead me into their multi-story home off Jasper Boulevard on Sullivan’s Island, Mr. Moore motions to a commemorative plaque on the right-hand side of the stairwell that leads to the main floor. “This is the first mention of Hugo [in our home]. The line below it …

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Sep 17 2009

Hugo Remembered: Bambi Werner, Isle of Palms

“We went to Mount Pleasant,” said Bambi Werner, recalling their evacuation from the Isle of Palms just before Hugo hit. “That was a big mistake.” With a two year old and eight month old, the Werners decided that fighting the traffic wouldn’t be worth it and ended up staying in Hobcaw with some friends. At …

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Sep 17 2009

Hugo Remembered: Marshall Stith, Sullivan’s Island

Marshall Stith is a known island figure. With his last name being synonymous with Sullivan’s Island and his reputation for collecting old island photographs in his restaurant, Station 22, it was almost a given that Marshall would have an interesting story about the day Hugo hit. However, for Stith, his most memorable story had to …

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Sep 17 2009

Hugo Remembered: The Lipovsky family, Isle of Palms

“I bought my house on the Isle of Palms two days before Hugo hit,” said Julie Lipovsky as she shook her head in disbelief. She clearly remembered people joking about Hugo, theorizing that it would hit Savannah. She and her husband had packed up all of their books, records, pictures and paintings and placed them …

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Sep 17 2009

IOPNA Neighbor News

Looking to the fall By Catherine Malloy Where did the summer go? We hear everyone asking that question these days. With the kids returning to school, it feels like we are moving to the official end of summer and back to our usual routines. Did you notice that even the sunlight looks different as we …

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Sep 17 2009

IOP Mayoral Candidate: Jimmy Ward

Jimmy Ward has announced he will be running for Mayor of Isle of Palms in the upcoming November 3 election. He was born in Wilmington, NC, and is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He graduated from Barton College (formerly Atlantic Christian College) in Wilson, NC, with a BA degree in Philosophy and …

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