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Isle Of Palms Garden Club

By Betsy Cappelmann for The Island Eye News At its annual luncheon and meeting at Poe’s Tavern June 11, the Isle of Palms Garden Club decided to donate money to the Coastal Conservation Environmental Defense League to help support the fight against drilling for oil off the South Carolina coast; to East Cooper Land Trust, …

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Are You Prepared For The 2020 Hurricane Season?

By Debra J. Young for The Island Eye News With the 2020 hurricane season predicted to be active, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging families to prepare early as they face unprecedented challenges during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.      FEMA has published a guide, “COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season,” that …

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An Unusual Find

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News The loggerhead, the state reptile of South Carolina, is the sea turtle that nests regularly on our coast. It is rare for other species to lay eggs here. The only recorded green sea turtle nest laid on this island was in the summer of 1998, which was …

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Hall of Honor

By Ben Abzug for The Island Eye News The Charleston RiverDogs and Boeing have inducted retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James Livingston and Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard who was killed in action, as the inaugural class of their newly-established Hall of Honor.  The team planned …

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Carolina Day 2020

Photo by Brian Sherman for Island Eye News The town of Sullivan’s Island and the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center marked Carolina Day on June 27. The ceremony celebrated a small group of Palmetto State patriots and their leader, Col. William Moultrie, who defeated a major British Naval Force on June 28, 1776. The Battle of …

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Monsters And Memberships

By Josh Zalabak for The Island Eye News There’s lots to look forward to at the South Carolina Aquarium during the month of July, from monsters to enhanced membership opportunities to the second annual Flipper Float. The Aquarium’s newest “exhibit,” Monsters: From Micro to Mega, will open July 4. From the micro-monsters found in your …

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Message From The Mayor: July 2020

Dear Island Neighbors, I recently was chatting with lifelong Islander and longtime Island physician George Durst Jr., and his wife, Dawn Durst. Many of you know that Dr. Durst’s father was a highly respected island physician – and leader of the township that preceded the incorporation of our present town – and Dr. Durst Jr. …

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Independence Holiday News From Town Hall

By Andy Benke for Island Eye News As the 244th birthday of our nation draws near, I wanted to pass along a few bits of information to everyone. COVID-19 Pandemic Face Mask Ordinance – In response to the rise in COVID-19 positive infections and the rapid rate at which the infections continue, at a Special Meeting …

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Why The 4th Of July Is The Most Dangerous Day Of The Year For Pets!

By Kay Hyman for Island Eye News  The 4th of July Holiday is a happy time of year for people, but can be dangerous for pets in more ways than one. “By far, we see more pets turn up missing right after the 4th of July than any other time of year,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO …

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An Isle Of Palms Landmark

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor The name of the iconic beach-side restaurant on Isle of Palms apparently will remain the same, but its owner has walked off into the sunset, leaving behind a 23-year legacy of what he likes to call “outrageous food, fun and family.” Coconut Joe’s, which opened its doors …

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