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Nov 30 2009

Stall Marching Band on Ebay!

The R. B. Stall High School Marching “Band of Blue” in North Charleston, SC, is auctioning off a 45-minute performance for the purpose of fund-raising to buy much needed musical instruments, supplies, and to finance our way to bandcamp! Stall High School is an urban low-income school in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The band …

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Nov 30 2009

The pale blush of winter

By Kristin Hackler There’s a tiny slip of land on Johns Island that bursts into life every winter. From a distance, it looks like it’s covered in snow. Everywhere the dark green leaves droop down, heavy with their winter white burdens. But as one walks closer, the “snow” begins to show shades of blushing pink …

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Nov 30 2009

Garden Club gets into the holidays

At 9:30am on November 13, the parking lot at Seabrook’s Lake House was packed to capacity and parking attendants helpfully guided the unending parade of cars into rows on the Lake House lawn. “What’s all the hubbub?” a Seabrook resident asked one of the lot attendants. The man smiled. “Garden Club,” he replied. Inside, the …

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Nov 30 2009

A long range look at transportation

By Kristin Hackler On November 19, a group of thirty or so citizens arrived at West Ashley High School for the sixth of seven public meetings held around the tri-county area by the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County of Governments (BCDCOG) to give their input on the five year update of the Long Range Transportation …

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Nov 30 2009

Seabrook Grays bring home the gold

By Warren Kimball When the United States Tennis Association (USTA) league program first began back in the late 1970s, its total enrollment was some 500 players. This past November 5 through 8, more than twice that number descended on the Wild Dunes Tennis Club on the Isle of Palms for the South Carolina State (district) …

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Nov 30 2009

Once a Marine, always a Marine

By Ed Dear On November 10, ninety three people, including Marines from Seabrook, Kiawah and Johns Islands, gathered at The Club on Seabrook Island to celebrate the 234th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, established in 1775 at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Of the Marine veterans in attendance, three served in WWII, four …

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Nov 30 2009

Police Reports: early November

The following police reports were provided by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department: November 9, 2009: (Freshfields) Between 6pm and 6:45am, a complainant stated that someone broke into his store. The suspect first tried to go through the back door as the security latch for the door was broken off, but entry was never gained and …

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Nov 30 2009

Supporting art in local schools

By Stephanie Braswell On Friday, October 30, The Town of Kiawah Island Arts Council hosted a painting demonstration at the Sandcastle led by nationally known artist Rick Reinert. Reinert showcased his use of color, light, and shadow in a still life piece which was then sold in silent auction. Reinert donated the proceeds to support …

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Nov 30 2009

Mom and the microwave: an international Thanksgiving

As Ives Sees It By Dwight S. Ives My mother was first introduced to the modern marvels of technological advances in cooking when I was tapped by one of the University’s vice presidents to be the new Foreign Student Advisor and International Student Office’s Manager. Suddenly, I found myself with a secretary, ten or more …

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Nov 30 2009

Swearing in on Seabrook

It was a bright, excited crowd that gathered in Seabrook Town Hall on Friday, November 6. Newly elected and returning Council members were dressed to the nines, shaking hands with congratulatory constituents before stepping to the front of the room to be sworn in by Judge O’Neil. Former Councilman Bill Holtz was the first to …

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