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Jan 11 2010

Sea Island seniors receive Christmas cheer

By Chris Brooks The St. Johns Parish Rotary Club provided a Christmas luncheon and gifts to 80 plus senior citizens, with the support and help of the Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center. This is the thirteenth year that the St. Johns Parish Rotary has provided a full Christmas luncheon dinner and gifts to these …

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Jan 11 2010

What does it mean to be well?

by Kristin Hackler “My hand hurts,” said the man as he cradled his arm, struggling to keep his fingers from moving for fear of the shooting pain that would follow. “And my golf game has been horrible,” he muttered. Mary White studied his hand and then looked him in the eyes. “Do you think you …

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Jan 11 2010

Rosebank Farms to stay open on weekends

Since the day Sidi and Louise announced that the market stand at Rosebank Farms would be closed until early spring, they have received an outpour of requests from locals to keep the stand open as it’s one of the few places in the area that provides fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables. Since Sidi still has …

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Jan 11 2010

As Ives Sees It – Grandma’s quilt

by Dwight S. Ives Life was fairly normal for me in the tiny tobacco town of Hemmingway; at least until the ripe old age of four when my life turned upside down. One day in mid-October I grew sleepy and was soon unable to wake up. My temperature began to climb steadily and the doctors …

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Jan 11 2010

Op-ed – Island Curmudgeon – Afghanistan: quagmire or success?

By William J. Duggan The year was 1842. The British Empire executed their Forward Policy. To secure India’s northern borders, British forces invaded Afghanistan. The result was a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Afghans. The British lost 2500 troops; both British and Colonial. The year was 1878. Once again, the British reverted to …

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Jan 11 2010

Is there more to life than this?

By Charles Septer A local church plans to take on this question with The Alpha Course. Meeting once per week for 10 weeks along with an amazing one-day getaway, The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. In each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and …

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Jan 05 2010

Charleston celebrates South Carolina Restaurant Week

As part of the inaugural event, several Charleston area restaurants will participate in the Hospitality Association of South Carolina’s statewide Restaurant Week, January 11 – 17, 2010. The Hospitality Association of South Carolina is taking a page from the playbook of New York’s successful Restaurant Week. Charleston has an impressive culinary scene worthy of showcasing. …

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Jan 05 2010

Winter’s end local beef available at Cordray’s

by Claudia Cordray Cordray Farms is nearing the end of deer season and looking forward to the quiet work of off season. We’ve already had two new baby calves! We’ll have the retail Cordray Farms store open for only two more weeks (9 am to 6 pm Mon. – Sat.). We’ve got pork sausage, applewood …

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Jan 05 2010

Greenway comment period extended

RoadWise has extended the comment period for the Johns Island Greenway proposal. Comments will be accepted through Monday, January 11. The Towns of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands along with the Kiawah and Seabrook Property Owners Associations are devoting extensive time and resources to gaining approval of this new road. If you have not yet submitted …

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Dec 15 2009

Tim Mallard’s comments on final reading of 2010 City of Charleston Budget

Citizens of Charleston, fellow council members, mayor and staff: Dialogue and discussion is the springboard to consensus. With the huge job of joining together to pass this cities budget, we need discussion because we need consensus. That discussion helps us determine policy. Determining Policy is OUR job as Councilmembers. We cannot have “group think” without …

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