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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Aug 19 2009

Clean my house! Contest seeks dirtiest room

In this situation, having a dirty house is a good thing. Castle Keepers, a residential cleaning company in Charleston, is hosting the Clean My House! contest and searching for the dirtiest room in the Lowcountry. The winner will get a free house cleaning and a Castle Keepers prize pack. The contest invites locals to nominate …

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Aug 17 2009

Vote for your favorite “music with a message”

South Carolina bands and musicians have entered original songs for the Coastal Conservation League’s “Music with a Message” contest to convey their desire for a better world. Click HERE to watch the videos and vote for your favorite act! Winners perform live in front of thousands of people at the 2nd Annual Charleston Green Fair …

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Aug 07 2009

Lighthouse Day

Lighten up! Celebrate National Lighthouse day on Saturday, August 8 Join the National Park Service as we celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse on Saturday, August 8, 2009. An open house special event takes place from 10am to 2pm on the grounds of the US Coast Guard Historic District at 1815 I’On …

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Aug 07 2009

The Mound

By Dylan Sharek There used to be a gangly oak tree in my Aunt Maureen’s backyard. No matter what time of day or the weather, you could find me, my sister, and cousins amidst its gnarled limbs. The tree consumed much of our summers, and our activities revolving around the endless hours of innocent fun …

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Aug 07 2009

Seabreeze with a twist

Thanks to Isle of Palms resident Joanie Teel for grabbing these snapshots from her roof of a waterspout forming over the ocean this past weekend. “I woke up this morning and saw this waterspout / tornado outside of my window,” she writes. “It was just offshore near Breach Inlet.” Share your island photos with the Island …

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