Jun 11 2010

Meet your Wild Dunes Swim Team

Provided by Coach Courtney There’s nothing like being six years old and having teenagers cheer for you. There’s also nothing like being a teenager and reuniting with old friends every summer to help carry on a tradition, or being old friends and watching your children progress from swimming like stones to swimming like Dolphins. Ladies …

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Jun 11 2010

Memorial Day on the islands

By Steven Pappas Clumps of sand fall off of a soft drink can as I pick it up. The contents of the can splash onto the sand, staining it. I crinkle my nose as I walk towards a trash barrel with the can in one hand. Despite this, the rest of the beach looks fairly …

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Jun 11 2010

Have cart, will deliver

Poe Library head librarian Jeri England is now offering home delivery of books, CDs, or whatever you might need from the Poe Library on a daily basis. Geared toward those who have a hard time leaving their home or those with busy work schedules, Jeri is happy to grab what you need from the library …

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Jun 11 2010

Island Girl: Meredith Nelson

By Colette Harrington “Life is like a 10 speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” – Charles Schultz This is true of most people, but most people are not Prime Time Fitness owner Meredith Nelson. Meredith is a woman who lives her life in tenth gear, pedaling at full speed and yelling …

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Jun 11 2010

Welcome bags winging across the island

By Kathleen Doherty The Welcome Committee of the Isle of Palms Neighborhood Association (IOPNA) has just finished delivering 12 gift bags to new Isle of Palms residents who have moved to the island in the past four months. Each new resident was honored to be welcomed in such a way! Welcome bags were loaded with …

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Jun 11 2010

A clean sweep of IOP

By Jo Harper, IOPNA president It was a beautiful, warm morning on the Isle of Palms this past Saturday, May 22, as a group of 30 members of the Isle of Palms Neighborhood Association gathered in the Red and White parking lot to help pick up trash for the Adopt-a-Highway program. The association has been …

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Jun 11 2010

Making music with Wando Music Mentors

The sounds of “Alone Together”, “Summertime”, and “Pure Imagination” drifted out of the IOP Exchange Club on Monday, May 24, as professional musicians and jazz students from Wando High School came together in an effort to raise funds for a newly-established Wando Music Mentor program. Created by island residents and Wando High students Sam Evans …

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Jun 11 2010

Loggerhead nesting has begun

Provided by Mary Pringle, Island Turtle Team, Photograph by Barbara Bergwerf Sea turtle nesting season officially starts on May 1 each year, but the Turtle Team often does not see the first set of Loggerhead tracks until late May. This year, Anne Royall and Cheryl Burns were the lucky patrol members who found two sets …

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Jun 11 2010

Sullivan’s Island Elementary to close August 18

In a recent letter to the parents of Sullivan’s Island Elementary students, principal Dr. Susan King recently announced that, as of August 18, Sullivan’s Island Elementary will be temporarily relocated to the Whitesides Elementary campus (1120 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant) for the next three years. In the letter, Dr. King points out that the …

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Jun 11 2010

Record turnout for sand sculpting competition

by Chris Tindal An amazing 65 teams competed in this year’s Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting competition this past Saturday, June 5, exceeding last year’s number of 63 competitors and breaking the record for this fun, annual event. There were 18 sites in the Children’s category, 7 in Young Adult, 19 in Family and 21 in …

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