Oct 05 2009

IOP Garden Club meeting – October 15, 2009

The Isle of Palms Garden Club invites everyone to join them for useful information and social networking on October 15, 2009. This meeting starts with horticulture questions and design review while enjoying delicious treats. The focus of this meeting is “Native Plants” Paul Phillips; the Nursery General Manager of Hidden Ponds Nursery will be at …

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Oct 01 2009

The handprint of a community on Palm Blvd.

Staff Report “Plant a Palm – Hurricane Hugo struck the Isle of Palms on September 21, 1989. This powerful storm destroyed the natural landscape of the island and demolished many homes and businesses. In an effort to restore a portion of the natural beauty, a group of concerned citizens organized the Plant-A-Palm Committee. The Committee …

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Oct 01 2009

Sullivan’s Island puts squeeze on vacation rentals

Staff Report Last year, the Sullivan’s Island Town Council came under fire after discussing the possibility of raising business license rates for restaurants and bars by 200%. When those business owners began attending meetings and debating with Council members, the Council decided to raise those rates by only 50%, which was still significantly higher than …

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Oct 01 2009

Sullivan’s Island Town Council

Staff Report September 15, 2009 Right of ways The Council continued to discuss the possibility of protecting smaller parcels of land from development or sale to adjacent private property owners by using a small local land trust organization; Mount Pleasant Open Space. Council member Kaynard wondered why the Town needed to put such restrictions on …

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Oct 01 2009

IOP homes: the next generation

Staff Report The Isle of Palms short term rentals meeting on September 16 was a far cry from the meetings of two and three years ago, when every mention of the words “short term rentals” caused at least a sharp word or two to fly and at worst, sparked a full on red-faced debate. Today, …

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Oct 01 2009

New sunset cruise captures the beauty of the islands

As the Palmetto Breeze pulled away from the docks at Morgan Creek Grill this past Tuesday, Captain John Borden announced, “Next stop, Bermuda!” And while we knew that wasn’t where we were headed, for two hours we were transported somewhere eerily similar. Ominous clouds hung over the Isle of Palms inlet before the newest sunset …

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Oct 01 2009

Edgar Allan Poe: Back From the Grave

A Performance Art Event Saturday, Oct. 10 at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island With a special presentation for children on Friday, Oct. 9 “I was a child and she was a child in this kingdom by the sea…” says the memorable poem “Annabelle Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. Many believe it was written on Sullivan’s …

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Oct 01 2009

Color me Kathy

By Kristin Hackler There’s a painting that looks a shade too familiar hanging in the front window of Sandpiper Art Gallery on Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island. The wild face of a Doberman smiles from a cool blue-green background and the myriad of colors creates more of the impression of solid colors than actually composing them. …

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Oct 01 2009

Who was Ben Sawyer?

Provided by Julie Hussey Benjamin Mack Sawyer was the Chief Highway Commissioner/Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (known at the time as the SC Highway Department) between the years 1926 and 1940.   Nicknamed “Builder Ben”, Sawyer oversaw a period in South Carolina during which the number of roads in the highway system …

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Oct 01 2009

A visit from Malawi

A little over two years ago, Sullivan’s Islander Dr. Carolyn Thiedke travelled to Malawi in southeastern Africa to work with the program Doctors without Borders (or Medecins sans Frontiere) as a physician in an HIV project. While there, Dr. Thiedke met and befriended several of the locals, but there was one small girl that grasped …

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