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Sep 04 2018

Flying High

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Photos by Laura Togami Two years of pole vaulting; fourth in the nation in his age group. Not bad for Jonathan Togami, third-generation Sullivan’s Islander. Not bad at all, except Hannah, his little sister, can one-up him. She can’t quite beat his personal best of 14’ …

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Aug 31 2018

Beachfront Management Reform Put Into Action

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Literally, a line in the sand. Actually two lines; jurisdictional lines, designed to preserve the beach and dune systems, while still maintaining land rights for coastal property owners. That’s the crux of the Beachfront Management Reform Act, signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster under a …

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Aug 28 2018

Flying Free For A Cause

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer “I am mortified to admit this,” grimaces Michael Fiem, “but the first year we ‘flew’ kids for Camp Happy Days, we were paid.” He explains, “We had no idea what we were hired for.” Fiem, along with his Tidalwave Watersports partners Mark Fiem and Michael Malley, …

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Jun 14 2018

Local Couple Preserves Beaches Through Business

By Mimi Wood, Staff Writer For The Island Eye News Trina Limbach’s brain is like a turtle nest boil, idea after idea bubbling up, tumbling out almost faster than she can implement…the key word being ‘almost.’ Limbach packs a lot of energy into that tiny frame of hers. She has a knack for making things …

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Jun 13 2018

New Market Is Home Run For The Team

By Mimi Wood, Staff Writer For The Island Eye News No one could be more excited about Middle Street Market, located next door to Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island, than its new General Manager, Lesley Fox. “She was hand picked,” says Sean Daniher, of Home Team, which opened Middle Street Market on Memorial Day …

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May 29 2018

South Carolina Aquarium’s First Turtle Release Of The Season

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News A crowd of 300 spectators, fans and well wishers gathered at the Isle of Palms County Park on May 10 for the first turtle release of 2018. Staff and volunteers from the South Carolina Aquarium were on hand to facilitate the event. Using the opportunity to help …

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Apr 25 2018

All Hail The Chief

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News Upon graduating from “the previous” Wando High School, “My mother pushed me to go to college,” recounts recently retired IOP Police Chief Thomas E. Buckhannon. “So, I completed one year, at which point I told her, ‘If you want to go to school, you go.’” That was …

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Mar 27 2018

Beyond The Pews

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News Having served 20 years as a chaplain in the United States Navy, Lieutenant Commander, USN Ret. Phil Clark, the new pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Isle of Palms, is “getting used to ‘island time’.” Things are a tad slower here, considering, for instance, his first …

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Mar 13 2018

Baby It’s Hot On Sullivan’s Island

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia “Louisa was about 6 or 7,” recalls Sullivan’s Islander Hal Currey of his granddaughter, Louisa Ballou. “I had a gym set up in my basement. Along with it, I had a logbook, to keep track of my workouts. Eventually, I abandoned it all, …

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Feb 21 2018

Don’t Step Off Island To Treat Your Tootsies

By Mimi Wood, Senior Staff Writer for Island Eye News Finally, a day warm enough for sandals. Except…my feet. Sandals are definitely not an option. Far worse than “beach toes,” (my euphemism for a scuffed pedi during the warm months) these neglected winter dogs are flat-out gnarly. I need a pedicure, quick, before I suffer …

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