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May 11 2018

SiP Magazine Launches With Boathouse Party

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Contributing Editor

The staff and contributors of the 2018 issue of SiP Magazine.

Tuesday, May 1 saw the official launch of the 2018 edition of SiP Magazine, an annual, glossy magazine published by Lucky Dog News, owners of Island Eye News. The magazine, which covers Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms and Dewees, features stories about the people, places, history and things to do on the barrier islands.

SiP Magazine 2018, cover photo shot of the sandbar at Station 19, 2 days before Hurricane Irma arrived. (Photo by Jason Ogden).

Held at The Boathouse, right in the middle of the two islands, the magazine’s launch party saw writers, photographers, story subjects and local VIPs, such as the mayors and council people from both islands, gather together to see the new issue and enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The staff of SiP Magazine.

SiP launched in 2015, and this is the fourth annual edition.

Feature stories include a stunning photo essay of this winter’s historic snowstorm, captured by local drone photographer Jason Ogden; an exploration of the work done on Dewees Island that has earned it the label “of hemispheric importance” in the effort to help migratory shorebirds – photographed by New York Times contributor and IOP native Hunter Lawrence; and a profile of five exceptional women spearheading the fight to protect our islands’ natural beauty.

IOP Mayor Jimmy Carroll with Island Eye News and SiP publisher Lynn Pierotti and Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neil.

Also featured are many of your island friends and neighbors including Natalia Castillo, Joel Timmons, Tom Proctor, Tammy Papa, Casey Garvin, Scott Hansen, Brandon Perry, Louisa Ballou, Annie Walters and Leila Ross.

The magazine celebrates the history and culture of the islands, from the story of one of its most famous incarcerated residents, Seminole Warrior Osceola, to a tour of the best new coffee bars, hot spots to dock and dine and a round up of all the live music and special events on tap this year.

SiP Magazine is mailed to all island residents, as well as distributed at many locations across the islands and select spots in Mount Pleasant. To request a copy call 843.886.6397 or email You can also see back issues at, the newest edition will be online next month.


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