Sep 17 2010

In remembrance

At 9:30 on the morning of Friday, September 10, the students of St. Johns High School filed into the school courtyard to pay tribute to those who died during the attack of September 11, 2001. As the students quietly stood in a semi-circle around the circular front drive, the St. Johns ROTC Alpha Company marched …

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Sep 17 2010

Johns Island Council – September 2, 2010

There was no quorum, but those in attendance discussed a few matters of importance to Johns Island. Financial report Council member Sam Brownlee reported that, after paying e$76 for the Council’s post office box , the balance for the Council stands at $565.31. Rezoning request for 3030 Maybank Highway: R-4 to commercial transitional Chairman Chris …

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Sep 17 2010

Residents say 526 not the fix

by Kristin Hackler Not many people stayed until the end – maybe 60 or so out of the more than 200 that arrived at St. Johns High School on the night of September 9, 2010 – but of 52 speakers scheduled to speak during the I-526 public hearing, five stood for the expressway and forty …

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Sep 17 2010

Kiawah Town Council – September 7, 2010

Clearing up pet restraint ordinance language In response to several requests, the Kiawah Council clarified the language in ordinance 2010-05: control of pets, to read as follows: “Owners may unleash their pets year round (in those areas designated as “Dog Use Areas” …) if the pets are controlled by voice command. This provision applies only …

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Sep 17 2010

Kayak to Captain Sam’s Spit

by the Friends of the Kiawah River Join us for our annual fall kayak trip on the Kiawah River to Captain Sam’s Spit on Saturday, September 25. Kayaks will depart at 3:30 p.m. from Mingo Point and will be accompanied by an experienced group of naturalists who will talk about the diverse wildlife and special …

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Sep 17 2010

Wine and beer on the Green

Celebrating the 4th Annual Wine and Beer Festival By Meredith Powell On Sunday, September 5, locals and tourists gathered on the Green at Freshfields Village for its annual wine festival. Although this was the Festival’s fourth year, this year was the first to include craft beers like Purple Haze, Agave Wheat and Son of a …

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Sep 17 2010

Forward thinking on Johns Island’s roads

By Sam Reed The Kiawah and Seabrook Roads Committees continue to meet with government officials about the sorry safety conditions of the only means of ingress and egress to the islands. Accidents and deaths continue on a regular basis. Trees hugging the pavement are commonplace. There is no place to escape if an unexpected animal …

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Sep 17 2010

Catch of the day

On September 5, nine-year-old Marisa Giuliani felt a tug at the end of her line while fishing off of Captain Sam’s Inlet on Seabrook Island. Setting the hook like her parents taught her, little Marisa began cranking the line in and soon discovered that she had hooked a whopping 42-inch-long redfish; the biggest fish either …

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Sep 17 2010

How hot was this summer on Seabrook and Kiawah?

By Ian Millar Charleston City has some raw temperature data that go back a long way. The 10 years of temperature data available to us from weather stations on the two islands demonstrate relatively consistent relationships with the data from the Charleston City station. Earlier this year we looked at the 2009/2010 winter. Most residents …

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Sep 17 2010

St. Johns students give to the Rural Mission

by Chris Brooks On September 3, a great group of students and teachers gathered with Mission staff to begin sorting, cutting and stacking donated lumber to be used for home repair. The lumber is stored on Johns Island at a site donated by Freeman Farms off of River Road, and the lumber is generously donated …

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