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Op-Ed: Island parking needs management

By Blake Bunch Almost any day when the sun is shining, people tend to day-trip out to Sullivan’s Island. Public parking has remained an issue for most residents, as the recent public hearings on managing island parking have made clear, but it has been especially difficult for those who live near beach access points or …

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Rebelution at the ‘Jammer

By Blake Bunch The summer music scene in Charleston typically provides an outlet for one to see live music nearly every night of the week. On Isle of Palms, The Windjammer has remained of these staple venues since 1972. No matter what genre of music you crave, the Windjammer has a live act to suit …

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Turtle season ending on the islands

By Mary Pringle, Island Turtle Team On August 15 our nesting season officially ended, but we still have nests out there to protect. Team members have stopped their early morning weekly walks looking for new nests and now are checking the unhatched nests for signs of caved in sand, hatchling tracks, or problems with crabs, …

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Brooks Woodworks arrives on Sullivan’s Island

By Meredith Powell Brooks Custom Woodworks specializes in handcrafted, custom furniture and is conveniently located on Middle Street. Owner Eric Brooks chose Sullivan’s Island to start his own business in spring of this year after receiving a degree in fine and creative woodworking and spending ten years training and working in High Point, North Carolina. …

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Summer camps wrap up at the IOP Rec

The Isle of Palms Recreation Center had a wonderful summer this year, with plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages. Congrats to the participants of the Rising Stars Basketball Camp, which ran from July 26 – 30, and to the August 2 – 6 Soccer Camp, all of whom showed great team spirit. …

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Readers excel at Poe Library

Congratulations to Michael McCoy, 8, winner of the Community of Readers Book Basket at the Edgar Allan Poe Library, and to Jessica Anderson, 6, winner of the Charleston County Library summer reading program. Both students have shown an excellent taste in literature and love for reading. Keep up the great work, Michael and Jessica!

The gift of music appears in IOPNA gift bags

by Diane Oltorik As we approach the end of summer, the Isle of Palms Neighborhood Association (IOPNA) Gift Bag team is once again working to introduce new residents to what the island has to offer. The IOPNA will be encouraging new businesses to participate in this friendly outreach program designed to bring island residents and …

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Dargan’s Birds columnist gets married!

Congratulations to Dargan’s Birds columnist and Sullivan’s Island resident Sarah Dargan Harper, now Sarah Dargan Harper Diaz, who tied the knot with her beau, Edward Diaz, this past Sunday, August 8, at Washington Park in downtown Charleston. Although the ceremony was small, it was just the right size for Sarah and Edward. We wish the …

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Charleston from the water: Captain Lee, The Mud Puppy and hard times

By Jason J. Lee “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or …

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Boat Tour to Cape Romain’s Historic Lighthouse Island: Sunday, September 12

On Sunday, September 12, 2010, the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge will offer a tour to Lighthouse Island where you can view two historic lights. A slide presentation on the history of the two lighthouses will be given at the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center at 9:00 a.m. Following the presentation, participants will drive …

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