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May 13 2011

Seabrook real estate market may take years to recover

By James T. Sears, PhD Sales of Seabrook Island homes dropped in the first quarter compared to the same period last year as the market braces for what may be a second dip in the island’s real estate market. Five single family homes were sold from January through April through the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing …

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May 13 2011

Listening to some Islander Lines: St. Johns High School reading this Sat., May 21

Along with an amazing art work display, students from St. Johns High School will be displaying their literary talents as well with a reading on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Johns Island Library as part of the launch for this year’s Islander Lines, the schools arts and literary magazine. Islander …

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May 12 2011

County to discuss reconsideration of I-526 project

Following a meeting today in Columbia, the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank board has given Charleston County 60 days to decide whether they will pay back the $11.6 million already spent on the project, or if they will revisit the idea of completing the project. According to Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor, the issue …

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Apr 29 2011

Racing across Seabrook

Congratulations to all 212 runners who participated in the first annual Bochicket 5 & 10k! The race kicked off and finished at the  Bohicket Marina, and both routes looped through Seabrook Island. Neville Miller took first place in the 5k with a time of 15:46, and John Vroom won first place in the 10k with …

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Apr 29 2011

Will the 526 decision affect plans for the Greenway?

by Kristin Hackler On Tuesday, April 19, Charleston County Council voted 5 to 3 to table the I-526 extension proposal. Coming on the heels of a County Finance Committee meeting vote on April 14, in which five council members voted to table the extension, council members Vic Rawl, Elliott Summey and Teddy Pryor voted against …

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Apr 29 2011

Easter on the Green

Freshfields Village hosted an exciting two days of Easter activities on the Village Green this past April 23 and 24. The following images were snapped by photographer, Ashley Wyndham. To order prints, contact Ashley at ashwyndham@gmail.com or call 864-933-5687. [cincopa A4OAPlKF0MG_]

Apr 29 2011

How to Grow a Garden All Year Long on the islands: A Super-Local Green Thumb Primer

Gardening Michael Dietrich with a bowl of homegrown greens. By Michael Dietrich My wife Jenny and I have had an organic vegetable garden since we were young, poor, and simply wanting to feed our children the cheapest, least toxic, and best tasting food we could provide.  That was 29 years ago. Still today, a large …

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Apr 29 2011

Cleaning up Kiawah

On April 15, more than 30 volunteers, including staff from the Kiawah Island Community Association, swept the Kiawah Island Parkway, Beachwalker Drive, Night Heron Park and Beachwalker County Park free of trash. Both long-time residents and newcomers were in attendance as well, all of them happy to be doing their part to contribute to the …

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Apr 29 2011

Read on! Johns Island Library holds first annual Read-A-Thon

More than 80 students representing Haut Gap, Mount Zion, Frierson and Charleston Collegiate packed into the meeting room at Johns Island Library on the morning of Wednesday, April 13, to participate in the Library’s first annual Read-A-Thon. For the first hour of the two hour marathon, students were treated to a reading and lecture by …

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Apr 29 2011

What you didn’t know you could recycle

by Scott Fister Thanks to recycling guru, Scott Fister, the Sustainability Coordinator for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the following is a list of items which can be recycled at locations either on or close to the islands. From the ordinary newspaper to the unusual used bar of soap, there’s a place on our earth-friendly …

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