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Category: Sullivan’s Island Elementary School

Sullivan’s Island Elects O’Neil

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor In sharp contrast to the closeness of the last mayoral election, this time Sullivan’s Island made a pretty clear choice. Councilmember Patrick O’Neil garnered 64 percent of the vote, while his nearest competitor, councilmember Jerry Kaynard, achieved 32 percent. Island resident Keith Blandford received just under 4 percent. …

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2014: A Year In Review

The Islands closed out 2014 with a strange phenomenon. The morning of Dec. 26 thousands of starfish washed up on the Isle of Palms. Likely the result of strong tides and rough storms, the stranded starfish were reclaimed by the ocean the following day. January 1, 2014 – Thousands flock from around the area to …

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Candidates Debate Island Issues

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steven Rosamilia A large crowd turned out for the Sullivan’s Island Mayor Candidates’ Forum, held on Dec. 3. The event, put on by the Charleston chapter of The League of Women Voters and sponsored in part by Island Eye News, is the only public forum to …

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Holiday Spirit On The Islands

Photos by Steve Rosamilia The Sullivan’s Island tree lighting ceremony and Isle of Palms annual holiday carnival on Dec. 5 and 6 respectively, marked the official start of the holiday season on the islands. At the tree lighting a rousing performance form the Sullivan’s Island Elementary School choir was followed by the lighting of the …

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3 Enter Race For Mayor Of Sullivan’s Island

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor The South Carolina Election Commission has certified three candidates for the Town of Sullivan’s Island Special Election: Keith W. Blandford, Gerald A. Kaynard, Patrick M. O’Neil. These three candidates vie for the office of mayor made vacant with the passing of Mayor Mike Perkis in October 2014. The …

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Island Photo: Scouts

Pack 59 Cub Scouts, chartered by the Sullivan’s Island Elementary School PTA, take a break from their hike on the Sullivan’s Island Elementary Nature Trail along the beach in October. Pack 59 meets at Sullivan’s Island Elementary and on various explores around the Charleston area. For more information see or email

Lawsuits, Parking, Filming Discussed At Sullivan’s Island Town Council

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor On October 21, 2014 a special Sullivan’s Island Council meeting was held just prior to the regular meeting. The intent was to go into executive session and discuss the Bluestein, et al lawsuit, otherwise known as the Accreted Land Lawsuit. Word spread quickly, and before Council had a …

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It’s Not The Length But The Depth

  By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia In 2013 Mike Perkis was elected to “the most thankless, zero paying job in the history of politics.” Or at least that is how his son, Josh Perkis, saw his father’s role as Mayor of Sullivan’s Island. Judging by the laughter that accompanied …

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Keeping Students In Touch With A Delicate Ecosystem

By Marci Shore, Island Eye News Staff Writer With special privilege, comes special responsibility, says Holly Blair, Coastal Ecology Program Manager at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. A magnet school, SIES is uniquely located beachfront, and appropriately has the county’s only Coastal Ecology Systems class as part of the curriculum, right alongside Physical Education and Art. …

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Sullivan’s Island Unveils Design Of New Town Hall

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor As one major town building project concludes, another one ramps up. The Sullivan’s Island Elementary School dedication ceremony took place Monday, Sept. 22, a week after the town of Sullivan’s Island unveiled the final designs for the new Town Hall/ Police Station. “It’s very nice,” was the response …

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