Tag: Hannah

Jun 21 2013

Dottie Does Downtown

By Hannah Dockery She trips us the stairs on the way to the platform. “That was graceful,” she says, before approaching the podium. “It’s a glamorous life I lead,” she adds, laughing at her own sarcasm. Dorthea Benton Frank, or more commonly known amongst her friends and fans as “Dottie,” addressed a packed house at …

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Jun 13 2013

Drowning Prompts Increase in Safety Precautions

By Hannah Dockery It’s a tragic reminder that, despite the allure of crashing waves, swimming in the ocean can be a dangerous pastime. The drowning that occurred off the beach at Station 28 ½ on Sullivan’s Island last month served as a shocking wake up call that Breech Inlet isn’t the only area of the …

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Jun 12 2013

Memorial Day Madness

By Hannah Dockery This Memorial Day weekend on the islands was one for the books, but not in a good way. Record crowds flocked to the beaches of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms to celebrate the kickoff to summer. But the expectant beach-goers ended up creating a gridlock, as vehicles were stuck on …

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Jun 11 2013

The Spirit of Africa

By Hannah Dockery “Imani means believe in Swahili,” Sam says, but I could hardly believe my eyes and ears. Sitting in the upper room of the Isle of Palms Baptist Church, 25 kids join their voices together to sing and dance in a performance that rivals any show I have ever seen. Their energy and …

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Jun 07 2013

Sullivan’s Island Council Discusses Rezoning

By Hannah Dockery Even though the election is over and concerns over the school have died down a bit, the May 8 Sullivan’s Island Town Council meeting was not without excitement. Members of the island packed the trailer to express concern over the Planning Commission’s recent study that would consider rezoning several properties, including the …

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Jun 07 2013

Sticking Their Necks Out

By Hannah Dockery Kelly Thorvalson looks across the room at the large tanks. “They really are amazing creatures,” she says. Kemps, Loggerheads, and Greens swim around their mini-habitats on the road to recovery, as Thorvalson moves from tank to tank, checking on each turtle. Thorvalson serves as the Sea Turtle Rescue Program Manager at the …

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May 30 2013

Single Stream Recycling Rolling this Way

By Hannah Dockery Residents of Sullivan’s Island, be on the lookout! Charleston County all-in-one single stream recycling bins will be arriving on the island around the second week in June. Town Administrator Andy Benke, along with Councilman Pat O’Neil, worked relentlessly with County officials to bring the bright blue bins to the Town, which makes …

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May 29 2013

Pedaling for Progress

By Hannah Dockery Bright and early on Saturday morning, Isle of Palms Mayor Dick Cronin joined nearly 40 other bikers to participate in a segmented bike ride as a part of National Bike Month. Morning rides took place on May 18 as members of our island communities departed from the Isle of Palms Marina to …

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May 13 2013

Perkis Prevails

By Hannah Dockery Despite being the one mayoral candidate for Sullivan’s Island on the May 7 ballot, Mike Perkis barely escaped defeat. Perkis, current Mayor pro tem and only official name on the ballot, triumphed over write-in candidate Carl Smith by a mere 29 votes, in one of the closest elections the Town has seen …

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May 10 2013

Shear Success

By Hannah Dockery Since 1948, the Isle of Palms Garden Club has planted, pruned, and perfected the beautiful landscapes of our island home. From designing and developing Memory Park at the corner of the IOP Connector to instating a Butterfly Garden at the Poe Library, this small but successful club has blossomed in recent years, …

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