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Aug 06 2010

Loggerhead Sea Turtle – Time to come out of your shell!

BY JENNIFER BARBOUR It’s mid-summer and the sea turtle nests have started to hatch! The Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) is one of the most sought out marine creatures for residents and guests alike along our barrier islands. The relatively large head of a loggerhead contributed to their distinctive name. In addition to feeding on …

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Aug 06 2010

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

BY JENNIFER BARBOUR I regularly hear people say that it never gets old seeing dolphins. What is it that draws us to them? Is it their curiosity of us, their social behavior as mammals of the sea or that permanent friendly smile? One particular summer day, these very feelings were evoked while playing in the …

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Aug 06 2010

Life on Little Bear

PROVIDED BY THE KIAWAH CONSERVANCY Described by a leading conservation easement attorney as “one of the most important conservation easement across the country,” Little Bear Island consists of 151 acres of undeveloped land and forms the most eastern tip of Kiawah Island. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Stono Inlet and is …

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Aug 06 2010

Rural Mission receives grant from Kiawah

by Chris Brooks The Rural Mission on Johns Island is very appreciative of a recent grant from the Town of Kiawah Island in the amount of $15,000 to help support the Misson’s outreach programs to needy residents and migrants of the neighboring Sea Islands. The Mission has been overwhelmed recently with requests for help, especially …

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Aug 06 2010

Fresh produce at the Freshfields Farmers’ Market

Area farmers, artisans, and their fans will flock to Freshfields Village every Monday in August, where the popular farmers market operates from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitors can shop for produce picked at the peak of freshness from our local farms. Browse and purchase local artisans’ handmade crafts, such as sweet grass baskets, organic soaps …

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Aug 06 2010

The Most Interesting Man in the World

BY RICHARD HRICIK Presently, there are commercials touting ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World.’ I am happy to report that these commercials are in fact false as the most interesting man in the world does not peddle beer but is in fact a Citadel graduate whom I recently had the pleasure of meeting on …

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Jul 23 2010

A hand above the rest

by Kristin Hackler It is an amazing thing to live on a mostly-rural barrier island roughly the size of Manhattan. While an everyday drive will take you past familiar fruit stands, houses, restaurants and businesses, a short detour down a tractor-etched dirt road leaves you standing in the middle of more than 300 acres of …

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Jul 23 2010

If it’s Tuesday, this must be the White House

By Wendy Kulick Three Smithsonian museums, the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day, the Capitol, five memorials, a 3D movie about repairing the Hubble telescope, a walking tour which focused on World War II, a tour of the White House vegetable garden and three rooms in the White …

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Jul 23 2010

The James Island Journal: An interview with Sam Brownlee

BY MEREDITH POWELL “To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.” – The Optimist Club creed. In the 1960s, Sam Brownlee, a former James Island native, was brainstorming with his fellow Optimist Club board members on how to help spread the word of the Club …

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Jul 23 2010

Wray to look your best

by Kristin Hackler Tracy Wray is an artist. While she may not use a traditional two-dimensional canvas, she does work with a fascinating and versatile medium: the human body. Working from an early age doing hair and air brush makeup for photo shoots, Tracy worked at Marshall Fields in Chicago before receiving her undergraduate from …

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