Aug 07 2009

The mane event

It was a perfect, blessedly cool morning for late July in Charleston, and at the Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) stables off Hamilton Road on Johns Island, the campers from Camp Star of Hope were taking full advantage of it. Camp Star of Hope has been a tradition since the early 1970s for families and …

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Aug 07 2009

Peering into the real estate crystal ball

Peering into the real estate crystal ball By James T. Sears, PhD At a recent open house event where Seabrook Island Real Estate was showing off several of its single family homes, a Realtor informed me that the buyer had just that day dropped the sales price again. The house was a bargain especially, she …

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Aug 07 2009

Set for the Alan Fleming Championship

2008 Women’s 60s Doubles winners: (l to r) Mike Kiser, Head Tennis Professional, Joan Johnson and Linda Saver. By Diana Cohen The 26th Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay Court State Championship will be held October 7-11, 2009, at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club. Recently voted “South Carolina Adult Tournament of the Year”, this is a …

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Aug 07 2009

Silver haired Legislature

Silver Haired Legislature welcomes dark haired islander Sam Reed, a resident of Seabrook Island and last year’s president of the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association, has recently been appointed as a Charleston County member of the Trident Caucus (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties) of the South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature. Reed is the only representative …

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Aug 07 2009

Teeing off for prostate cancer

“When you mention prostate cancer at the driving range, you suddenly have a dozen new friends,” wrote Ken Burger in his column for The Post and Courier. “Every guy seems to have a story; if not about himself, then about a relative or friend.” Burger, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007, invited his …

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Jul 23 2009

Daily Discoveries: sea turtle release July 26

By Jennifer Barbour Meet Kiawah, an 80-pound Loggerhead sea turtle who was given another chance to live. On Saturday, March 28, participants of the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol found the turtle stranded on the beach in poor condition. The SC Department of Natural Resources transported the emaciated and dehydrated turtle to the South Carolina Aquarium’s …

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Jul 23 2009

Looking forward to the Lake House

By Kristin Hackler If only the country could be run as diplomatically as the building of Seabrook Island’s new Lake House facility. On time and under budget, the Lake House is the second of the Horizon Plan’s six construction projects/remodelings to reach completion, with an opening celebration scheduled for August 1 from 10:30am to 4pm. …

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Jul 23 2009

Making sense of 526

It’s no surprise that there are a lot of questions about the alternatives for the Interstate 526 extension. On paper – even well-presented, full color, extensively detailed paper like the SCDOT Project Update booklet mailed to tri-country residents a couple months ago – the nine remaining alternatives are still difficult to compare. Because of these …

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Jul 23 2009

Kiawah Town Council – July 7, 2009

“Well, we don’t have any old business, but we have a lot of new business,” said Mayor Wert as he opened the Kiawah Town Council meeting for July 7. Heads up on bulkheads “What we’ve found is that we don’t have a policy that requires homeowners to submit applications [for bulkheads and revetments] to the …

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Jul 23 2009

Third Annual Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival

By Nell Stone The Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is happy to announce its third annual fall fundraiser, The Lowcounry Wine and Beer Festival, which will be held on September 6 at Freshfields Village on Johns Island. Guests will enjoy an array of fabulous wines from around the world, delicious foods, and for the first …

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