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Painting a thousand words

A painting of Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, done by the fifth-grade class with guidance from artist (and mom) Sheila Perry, was presented during the fifth-grade graduation ceremonies on the last day of school. The painting not only captures the interior and exterior of the 54-year-old campus, but also the school’s “Learning by the Sea” spirit. …

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Preparing for a strong hurricane season

On June 18, the town of Sullivan’s Island and the City of Isle of Palms once again combined their disaster preparation expos in one event at the new Isle of Palms Public Safety building. With representatives from the municipalities, as well as storm experts and storm preparation service providers, the Disaster Prep Expo was a …

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Sullivan’s Island Town Council Meeting – June 15, 2010

By Blake Bunch Mayor Carl Smith motioned to approve minutes from the regular meeting and public hearing on May 18, 2010; and the special meeting on June 7, 2010 and the motion was approved. Citizens Comments Harry Chatman (Executive Director of CARTA) began by stating, “Mayor and Council members, thank you for your support of …

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Fourth of July Fireworks

Isle of Palms Fireworks will begin around 9:15 p.m. at the Front Beach. For more info, visit www.iop.net or call City Hall at 886-6428. Sullivan’s Island Sullivan’s Island will celebrate Independence Day with a festival in Stith Park starting around 5 p.m. with music and dancing. Fireworks will start around dusk and will be coordinated …

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Spending the summer with artist Isabel Forbes

by Julie Sweat Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan’s Island will host an opening reception for painter Isabel Forbes on Saturday, June 26, from 6-8 p.m.  Forbes has created a series of works that will transport you to a summer state of mind with happy memories of your favorite summer escape.  Her paintings are like a scrapbook …

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Free events at Fort Moultrie during Carolina Day celebration

The National Park Service invites you to celebrate Carolina Day at Fort Moultrie on Sunday and Monday, June 27 – 28, 2010. Programs include musket firing demonstrations, period medical displays, children’s programs and a band concert. Admission to Fort Moultrie is free on both days of this event. Carolina Day, observed every June 28th throughout …

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Palmer the sea turtle

Submitted by Mary Pringle, Island Turtle Team The Isle of Palms has its own patient at the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital. On June 9, a call came to the Isle of Palms Police Dispatcher from people kite boarding near 2nd Avenue who reported a stranded turtle. The Turtle Team’s Stranding Response Crew arrived …

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An unarmed, authorized ride-along

By Blake Bunch It may be a little-known fact that citizens can request a ride-along with a member of the Sullivan’s Island Police Department. Despite the typically peaceful mode de vie of Sullivan’s Island, as the night winds down, officers with the Sullivan’s Island Police Department are entering the busier part of their shift. Last …

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Just flip ‘em!

Horseshoe crabs arrive on the islands by Eve Gentieu Most mornings I am down on the Sullivan’s Island beach with my two faithful dogs, Stella and Pippi, who act as catalysts to get me out and about.  We generally run or walk from Station 28 to the lighthouse, but sometimes we go the whole length …

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Red-Tailed Hawks at home on Sullivan’s

By Kristin Hackler & Sarah Dargan Harper If you happened to crane your neck upward as you arrived on the island from Station 22 ½, you might have noticed a significant pile of sticks in one of the pine trees next to Durst Medical. This twisted pile of twigs is actually a Red-Tailed Hawk’s nest …

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