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The “reel” Sullivan’s Island

The Sullivan’s Island Saltwater Classic, held by Blue Water Promotions on the weekend of July 9 – 10, raised $3000 for the Sullivan’s Island Volunteer Fire Department. The crew of Hammer Down, captained by Monty Bates, came in first place with a 38.95 pound Kingfish, and Andy Nettles on Solid Surface won second place, and …

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Eyes to see

By Kristin Hackler The Children’s Garden School on Sullivan’s Island got a furry surprise on Monday, July 19, as Nancy and Max Moore of Dixie Land Guide Dogs arrived to show the three- and four- year old class how a blind person is able to “see” with a properly-trained Seeing Eye dog. As Nancy’s 22-month-old …

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Backpack Dangers

By Bill Cromer, D.C. I am a doctor of chiropractic and as a profession, chiropractors collectively cringe at the beginning of ever school year. We can’t help it. We know we are witnessing a whole generation of school children growing up with the likelihood of potential severe back problems. Why? Who is the culprit? Backpacks. …

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Firefighters and pirates visit the Poe

Poe Library continued their Make a Splash program on Tuesday, July 20, with a fire hose demonstration by the Sullivan’s Island Fire Department. More than 60 kids participated in the event. The library also hosted professional Charleston historic guide and pirate, Eric Lavender, who regaled kids with true tales of piracy on the shores of …

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Sullivan’s sued: Rights to trimming in accreted land an issue for property owners

By Kristin Hackler Sullivan’s Island residents Nathan and Ettaleah Bluestein, and Theodore and Karen Albenesius have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Sullivan’s Island concerning the accreting land adjacent to their properties. The accreting land along the coast of Sullivan’s Island has been an issue for years, and while it began as an extra …

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Stand on water with Charleston Watersport

By Blake Bunch Charleston Watersport has been a one-stop shop for salt-lovers for many years. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new surfboard, kayak, some shades, or simply some wax, they have everything you would need to enjoy the surf or hit the creeks. With their recent change in location from the K-Mart Shopping Center …

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Mosley makes national tour stops on Isle of Palms

By Ben Bounds The Isle of Palms attracts interesting characters from all corners of the world: authors, actors, artists, musicians, poets, athletes, politicians, diplomats, vagabonds and everything in between. This month, two highly-regarded singer-songwriters will make their first trips to the island – Cary Hudson of Blue Mountain and Bret Mosley. “I played the Lowcountry …

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Provided by the National Park Service Join the National Park Service as we celebrate National Lighthouse Day at the Sullivan’s Island Light on Saturday, August 7, 2010. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.,Poet Ginger “Shaw” Bell, a 1967 graduate of Moultrie High School, will be signing copies of her lighthouse poem and artwork entitled “There …

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1000 shows and counting

Sol Driven Train celebrates 10 years of music at The Windjammer Provided by Moon Struck Promotions “Ward Buckheister, Russell Clarke, and I have been playing together as Sol Driven Train since May of 2000,” said Joel Timmons, singer and songwriter for Sol Driven Train. “The band was a hobby through our college years until 2005, when …

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Sea turtles are starting to hatch!

By Mary Pringle, Island Turtle Team As of the middle of July we have 20 nests. Eighteen of these are on the Isle of Palms and two are on Sullivan’s Island. All but five have been relocated to better places than the turtle mothers chose, and statistics show that we do increase the hatch success …

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