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Jul 09 2010

4th of July on the Islands

A photo gallery of the Fourth of July on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. [cincopa 10664679]

Jul 09 2010

Gulf oil spill impacts economy and ecology of our barrier islands

By Will Moredock It has already burned itself into our national psyche; the image of millions of gallons of crude oil billowing from the BP wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico, a mile below the surface. We can only guess how much oil has escaped, and that guess is based on constantly changing estimates from …

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Jul 09 2010

Bohicket tag and brag worth bragging about

BY MEG WATSON The first annual Bohicket Marina Tag and Brag Tournament was held Saturday, June 19; it is a meat fish tournament awarding crash prizes for the largest dolphin, tuna and wahoo as well as a Conservation Award for tagging the most dolphin. A portion of the entry fees benefited the CSS Dolphinfish Research …

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Jul 09 2010

Seabrook Town Council – July 1, 2010

Mayor Bill Holtz reported that revenues are $25,326.93 less than budgeted, but since much of the incoming revenue is staggered, Holtz noted that they would wait and take another look at it at the end of the summer. In fact, he pointed out, the Town received $68,000 in June which is not reflected in these …

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Jul 09 2010

Wine with your garden-fresh dinner

BY MEREDITH POWELL While Middleton Place – a beautifully-maintained plantation with gardens designed in accordance with the principles of André Le Nôtre, designer of the gardens at the Palace of Versaille –is a breathtakingly beautiful place to visit any time of year, there are now a few more reasons to spend a day at this …

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Jul 09 2010

Johns Island Council

Proposed tree maintenance along Betsy Kerrison, Bohicket and River Roads Joel Evans and Sally Brooks from the Charleston County Planning Commission gave a brief follow up presentation on the issue of tree maintenance along Johns’ Island’s major roads. After inspecting the 33 trees slated for maintenance by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC DOT), …

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Jul 09 2010

“Hands Across the Sand”

BY MARILYN BLIZARD Kiawah Island’s Sandcastle Beach found 35 local residents and visitors from near and far came for a “Hands Across the Sand” event despite the promised heat index of 107 degrees. The heat didn’t stop this meaningful demonstration of caring to be held by over two dozen people, though others who had planned …

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Jul 09 2010

Summer Lunch

PROVIDED BY CHARLESTON PARKS AND RECREATION In a joint effort with the Charleston County School District, Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission provides meals to all children 18 years old or younger without charge through the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program was established in 1975 to ensure that low-income children continue …

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Jul 09 2010

Crusin’ for a cause

By Meredith Powell On June 26, Respite Care Ministries held their first annual benefit cruise aboard the Island Breeze, a large, two story cruising boat docked at Bohicket Marina. It was perfect weather for sailing and the cruise was completely sold out. I quickly discovered the upper deck offered the best view, a nice breeze …

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Jul 09 2010

Welcome aid from Rite Aid

By Griff Hogan, Director of Development Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc. has received a grant from The Rite Aid Foundation in support of its Wellness Center. The grant, a one-time gift in the amount of $12,000, will be used to support the organization’s dental services, prenatal and women’s health services during 2010-2011. …

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