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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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What a weekend for a pig pickin’

By the Isle of Palms Neighborhood Assocation The morning of the fourth annual IOPNA Pig Pickin’ party dawned with sunny skies and sultry humidity. We set up several large fans to fight the heat, and although we were concerned that the August-like temperatures would deter attendance, a great crowd arrived at 4 p.m. and we …

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Kite boarders catch some concern over safety issues

By Blake Bunch On entering either Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms one can see teems of kites, large and multi-faceted, picking up intense amounts of speed before launching off of a wave. With the near-drowning incident that occurred on Saturday, June 12, at Breach Inlet, it is important for citizens to realize the dangers …

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IOP neighbors adopt a beach

Provided by the Isle of Palms Neighborhood Association The Isle of Palms Neighborhood Association has joined the Adopt a Beach program and will be responsible for the beach areas from 45th Avenue to 57th Avenue in Wild Dunes. Always keep an eye out for any trash or litter as you make your way along the …

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Simple steps to true health Part 1: eliminate your triggers

By Michael Bronco The World Health Organization estimates that over one billion adults are overweight worldwide (and counting). Unfortunately, statistics also show that there is no end in sight since up to ninety five percent of those who go on a diet and exercise program fail within a year. So, why is this happening? Well, …

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Sailing with a real Carolina Girl

By Meredith Powell The Beach Boys’ California girls have nothing on Captain Bob Murray’s Carolina Girl. Able to accommodate up to 150 guests between its three decks, the Carolina Girl yacht is harbored in West Ashley, right next to the restaurant, Carolina Dreaming. I recently had the pleasure of attending a Customer Appreciation dinner cruise …

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Pack 59 and Pack 519 learn what “knot” to do

Provided by Carol Killough “A Scout is reverent”. All Scouts demonstrate this portion of their scout law by being faithful in their duty to God. Thirteen cub scouts from Packs 59 and 519 were recently recognized for additional efforts as they completed the “God and Me” religion course, held at Church of the Holy Cross …

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July Events At the Poe Library

Poe Library 1921 I’On Avenue Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 883-3914 Hours: Monday & Friday: 2pm – 6pm Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 10am – 2pm Wednesday & Sunday: closed Story Time with Cathy (2 – 4 year olds) Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Story Time with Patty (3 – 5 year olds) …

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Wild Dunes Dolphins off to a fast start

by Dr. Laurin Graham The Wild Dunes Dolphins Swim Team, representing Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island and areas beyond, just completed its first successful swim meet! Coach Tanja DePass is thrilled by the effort which all the swimmers are putting forth and is seeing improvement everyday in the pool. The team would like to thank …

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Swim safely this summer

Provided by Charleston County Water is everywhere in the Lowcountry, and during the hot summer months, many area families flock to the ocean, pools, and other waterways. But while we are having fun in the sun, we have to prepare for the inherent risks of the water. Parents, do you and your children have strong …

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