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Isle Of Palms City Council Meeting: January 5, 2021

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor The Isle of Palms City Council has announced appointments to its standing committees and also to several boards and commissions. The announcements were made at a Jan. 5 meeting, where the Council also voted unanimously to extend the city’s emergency ordinance for an additional 60 days. Standing …

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All January Events Are Off On Sullivan’s Island

Staff Report for Island Eye News All January public events on Sullivan’s Island have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include the annual Polar Bear Plunge and Charlie Post 5K and 1K Race. According to Town Administrator Andy Benke, “Visitors to Sullivan’s Island are reminded that the requirements of Gov. McMaster’s emergency order …

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You Can Help

By Kimberly Bowman for The Island Eye News Exquisite Kids, a grassroots organization, is hosting a workshop on bullying for the families of preadolescents and adolescents at 7 p.m. on April 15. The event is set to take place online, at exquisitekidsrule.org. The virtual workshop is an hour-and-a-half-long discussion on the significant impact of bullying …

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A Holiday Message

By Nancy Newlin Lain for The Island Eye News This is our holiday message to the VA Hospital: You are not forgotten! For the second year, the Isle of Palms Exchange Club remembered everyone at the VA Hospital during the holiday season. Jim Thompson, chairman of the club’s Americanism Committee, spearheaded the donations. This year …

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Rescue Mission

. Photo by Heather Nelson for Island Eye News A sailboat ran ashore off the northern point of Wild Dunes a recently, requiring a Coast Guard rescue mission.

Fairy House Festival

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Eye News Charleston County Parks will host a new whimsical family event at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant. The Fairy House Festival, also known as the tiniest building project ever, is scheduled for Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited …

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Looking For A Leader

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Eye News For the first time in since 1994, the Isle of Palms is conducting a hiring search for a new fire chief. The city began advertising for the position shortly after nowretired Fire Chief Ann Graham submitted her resignation in October, effective Dec. 31, 2020. In addition to …

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Minor Delays

by Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor Drivers traveling to and from Sullivan’s Island might face minor delays over the next six months while Mount Pleasant Waterworks completes a project that will provide an additional connection to the Charleston Water System. Work got underway Jan. 4 on the Ben Sawyer Intracoastal Water Main Connection …

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Message From The Mayor: January 2021

Dear Island Neighbors,  I hope you all had warm and joyful holidays and are on your way to a healthy and happy new year. I started to say “a better year” but figured that’s a depressingly low bar. Let’s all hope that 2021 will develop into a fine year for everyone! But, of course, we …

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COVID Vaccinations Underway At Bishop Gadsden

By Kimberly M. Borts for The Island Eye News Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community has welcomed two vaccine clinics from CVS Pharmacy to administer its first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The first clinic was held on Dec. 29, where nearly 200 vaccines were distributed to Bishop Gadsden’s skilled care and assisted living communities and …

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