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Jul 25 2011

Sea turtle release

By Liz King At 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, three sea turtles made their way back home being rehabilitated by the Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium, in partnership with the SC Department of Natural Resources and the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission. Hundreds of onlookers at Beachwalker Park on Kiawah …

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Jul 06 2011

CATR takes therapy by the reins

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) just completed a spring session with the kids from Mount Zion Elementary School ending with a horse show and an awards presentation. Mount Zion Elementary School teacher Jozetta Marshall said “The students received the most marvelous and exciting learning experiences this year at the Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Program.” Therapeutic …

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Jun 15 2011

Large Area Woodland Fire on Johns Island

JOHNS ISLAND – On June 14, from mid-morning until mid afternoon, units from the St. Johns Fire Department, City of Charleston Fire Department, James Island Fire Department, and the South Carolina Forestry Commission battled a deep-seated woodland fire on Main Road, between Chisholm Road and Brownswood Road, across for St. Johns High School.  The area …

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Jun 15 2011

Sea Turtle Release

On Friday, June 3, the South Carolina Aquarium released nine more turtles into the wild, as the Aquarium continued to move forward with its successful Sea Turtle Rescue Program.  The Aquarium, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Charleston County Parks and Recreation, released eight green sea turtles and one loggerhead …

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Jun 15 2011

River otters are making a splash

By Jennifer Woody, Kiawah Conservancy Arguably one of the most cuddly, cute, and playful creatures around, river otters (Lutra canadensis) are social animals undaunted by the presence of humans. Although otters can often be seen playing games during the day, they are most active at night. It is very difficult to determine river otter population …

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May 29 2011

Learn your beach safety for National Beach Safety Week : Safety Demos on the Beach May 28

Provided by Charleston County Parks and Recreation Each year, the United States Lifesaving Association sponsors National Beach Safety Week in an effort to remind beachgoers to use caution in the aquatic environment. This year, National Beach Safety Week will be held May 23 through 30, with safety demos hosted by Charleston County Parks and Recreation …

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May 27 2011

Angel Oak tangled up with Johns Island Museum

by Kristin Hackler For the past couple of months, the Town of Seabrook Island has been discussing the possibility of moving the Johns Island Museum – a 150-year-old schoolhouse located on the old Rosebank Farm property – to publicly-accessible land either in the area surrounding the Town Hall or near the Bohicket Marina. While the …

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May 27 2011

A piece of American history; right around the corner

By Kristin Hackler “On September 3, 1700, a hurricane hit the coast and foundered the ship, ‘The Rising Sun’, off Charleston bar. Most passengers were lost, but Reverend Stobo, his wife and a few others survived … as a result of the loss of his ship, he remained in Charleston after accepting a pastorate at …

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May 27 2011

An impression of the classics

by Kristin Hackler You’ve seen them before, those classic streamlined cars with a front end that narrows into a grill the shape of a royal signet. Wheel wells form like rubenesque waves curling from the bow of a deep hulled ship, and their long bodies seem to sail with quiet authority along the asphalt. They’re …

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May 27 2011

“Get alarmed” with the St. Johns Fire District

By Captain James T. Ghi On May 19 at approximately 3:30 a.m., units from the St. Johns Fire and Rescue Department, James Island Fire Department, and the City of Charleston Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1531 Burnswick Drive. The first arriving unit reported smoke showing from a single story residential home. The …

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