Jan 22 2010

Fiona and the birds

By Kristin Hackler “I don’t know how we could do this if we didn’t home school,” smiled Theresa Thomas as she watched her ten year old daughter, Fiona Kent, carefully place another handful of bird seed on a short concrete pedestal. During the wet winter storm of late December, Fiona, her mother and Girl Scout …

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Jan 22 2010

Isle of Palms municipal inaugurations – January 5, 2010

The Very Reverend John B. Burwell, Rector of Church of the Holy Cross, opened the official inauguration ceremony for the new Isle of Palms Council members with a brief invocation, followed by a presentation of colors by the Isle of Palms Fire Department. Following the pledge of allegiance, City Administrator Linda Luvvorn Tucker pointed out …

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Jan 22 2010

Earthquakes and diversity shape SIES future

By Ali Akhyari Earthquakes, diversity, and money are all issues that have prompted concerned parents to hit the streets and spread the word that the uncertain future of Sullivan’s Island Elementary (SIES) is currently in the hands of Charleston County and is in no way certain. During a routine inspection of the half century old …

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Jan 22 2010

New year, new Planning Commission

The first meeting of the Isle of Palms Planning Commission for newly appointed members Diane Oltorik, Bev Ballow and Noel Scott opened with a brief but slightly controversial appointment of the Commission’s Chairman and Vice Chairman. Following a brief “thank you” to Commission member Pat Campbell for encouraging her to run for the seat, newly …

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Jan 22 2010

Pelican rescue boys

By Beau Hollingsworth, 2nd grade, Mrs. Semsar’s class On Saturday, January 9, Baker, Brody, Ben and I went to Noni’s house. We got out of the car when all of a sudden an injured pelican walked out from behind a tree. It was limping over nicely to us. The pelican wasn’t scared; it just kept …

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Jan 22 2010

OP-ED: School affects more than just students

By Mark Mitchell By now, most parents of children attending Sullivan’s Island Elementary are aware and really concerned that their school may not be operating in the future. This school has been a beacon of excellence for the district and the State of South Carolina for 50 years. It has earned top state honors for …

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Jan 22 2010

Breathe easy at the Beach House Spa

By Kristin Hackler There’s a fragment of summer tucked to the side of Carolina Boulevard on the Isle of Palms. The soft yellow walls and wide glass windows that look in on palm fronds and warm wicker furniture make the Beach House Spa seem as though an island summer once walked in through the front …

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Jan 22 2010

2010 scholarship opportunities

For the 26th year, Coastal Community Foundation announces the availability of various scholarship opportunities and encourages eligible high school seniors residing in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties who are planning to pursue a four-year college degree to apply for these awards by March 19, 2010. Scholarships offered through Coastal Community Foundation have been made possible …

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Jan 20 2010

New frame, new name: Ben Sawyer to become Lewis P. Stith, Sr. Memorial Bridge

Following written requests from Senator Campsen and Governor Mark Sandford, the Sullivan’s Island Town Council discussed the possibility of renaming the Ben Sawyer Bridge to the Lewis P. Stith Sr. Memorial Bridge during their January 19, 2010, meeting. Stith was the attorney for the Town for many years and the Causeway is already named for …

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Jan 15 2010

Islanders to help Haiti

Starting next Tuesday, January 19, Sullivan’s Island Elementary School will be a drop-off point for essential items that will be distributed to Danita’s Children, an orphanage in Haiti which SIES family members Lisa and Jordan Mitchell, traveled to last month. The severe level of need was overwhelming at that time, when there were 75 kids …

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