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May 28 2010

Honoring America’s veterans


Honoring America’s veterans By Marilyn Olson Last year I was honored and privileged to chaperone the St. Johns High School trip to the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. Recently, I was again honored and privileged, this time to chaperone the Lowcountry World War II veteran’s trip to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight Lowcountry, a group …

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May 28 2010

Recreation

By Kristin Hackler “I was meant to do this,” smiled Matt DuBon, manager of Carolina Watersports at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island. Six years ago and fresh out of college, Matt walked up to the little building beside the man-made freshwater lakes just off of Maybank Highway and told the owner that he would do …

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May 28 2010

Op-Ed:SIPOA recommends decrease in SIC payments

By Glenda Miller After property owners paid their 2010 annual assessments of $1,995 – approximately 30% more than the 2009 dues – the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) Board is recommending a decrease in the annual assessment amount that the Seabrook Island Club (SIC) pays the SIPOA. During the April SIPOA meeting, the Board …

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May 28 2010

Island volunteers keep the tennis ball bouncing for Mount Zion


If you noticed some tennis-savvy kids eating pizza and running drills at the Seabrook Racquet Club courts this past Tuesday, May 25, then you were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Mount Zion Elementary School Tennis Team, winners of the Tri-County Elementary School Tennis Tournament. Every year, some 80 teams compete in this …

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May 28 2010

Celebrating the Gullah heritage of Wadmalaw Island

[cincopa 10618964] The dark storm clouds predicted for the weekend of May 15 held off just long enough for some wonderful island celebrations. On Wadmalaw Island, the Wadmalaw Island Community Center celebrated their Gullah/Geechee Heritage through an entertaining afternoon of music, performances and an excellent silent auction. All funds raised during the event will go …

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May 28 2010

Sharing our island heritage

By Bertha Smalls-Middleton Only a couple days after the Wadmalaw Island Community Center celebrated their Gullah Festival, the center’s Gullah Theater Group was asked to give an encore performance for 64 fifth grade students and nine teachers from Pace Academy of Atlanta, Georgia, at the island home of Penny and John Coppedge. Ms. Anna Valerius, …

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May 28 2010

Treasuring the little moments in life

By Chad Hayes The late-arriving spring sun has warmed our hearts and minds over the last few weeks, but the comfortable temperatures are quickly melting into the heat and humidity of our traditional southern summer. With the returning heat, people are also returning to the rivers, bays and inlets of the Lowcountry, and a couple …

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May 28 2010

Marking the Siege of Charleston

[cincopa 10618955] A crowd of more than 60 Charlestonians, along with members of the Maj. Gen. William Moultrie Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, The SC Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the SC Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Washington Light Infantry, and authors Mary Coy (author …

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May 28 2010

Whole lot of shakin’ going on

By Dwight S. Ives, MA, MA, LUTFC The recent rash of seismic and volcanic activity piqued my curiosity so much so that I placed a call to my former supervisor and mentor Dr. Joyce Bagwell, retired director of the Earthquake Center and US Geological Survey studies at Charleston Southern University. My main question to her …

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May 28 2010

Billfishing Tournament

Game On in the lead for 22nd annual Governor’s Cup Billfishing tournament Provided by the SC Department of Natural Resources The first tournament in the 22nd South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing series  took place from May 12 – 15 at Bohicket Marina on Seabrook Island, and the weather couldn’t have been better. This year marks …

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