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Sep 03 2010

8th Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest: Irvin House Vineyards

The occasional spattering of rain from stray storm clouds only served to make the heavy muscadine grapes swinging on their vines look that much more appetizing during the 8th annual Grape Stomping and Harvest Festival at Irvin House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island this past Saturday, August 28. As attendees milled around looking at several vendors …

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Sep 03 2010

The Battle of Burden’s Causeway

by Kristin Hackler While the debate over the course of the I-526 extension simmers among residents of West Ashley, James Island and Johns Island alike, other local organizations are encouraging the Mark Clark design team to take a closer look at the areas which the new interstate corridor could potentially affect. One of these areas …

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Sep 03 2010

Seabrook Town Council – August 24, 2010

Financials Mayor Bill Holtz reported that the revenues for July were $22,858.02 less than budgeted, but the year-to-date is still $16,568.91 more than was budgeted. Excess of revenues over expenditures is $71,154.95 more than was budgeted for the year-to-date, coming in at $233,040.94, but the Town is still running $77,055.17 behind last year-to-date figures. “$233,000 …

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Sep 03 2010

The rewards of being a volunteer

By Sue Holloman Many of us who have volunteered at Mount Zion, our neighborhood elementary school, often wonder how much impact our efforts have made over the years. I have been one of the volunteers at Mount Zion Elementary School for the past 15 years. In the beginning I taught small groups of children one …

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Sep 03 2010

Where should we put this?: Residents encouraged to bring comments to I-526 public hearings

“We’ll be there as long as there are people wanting to speak,” said David Kinard, Project Manager for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. In response to concern that island residents might not be able to make the public hearings scheduled for the Mark Clark Expressway Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) at Burke High School …

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Sep 03 2010

Nature: Golden Silk spiders

By Jennifer Barbour “Wow,“ I exclaim in a hushed voice as my son and I walk under an enormous spider web. I point to the large female spider holding court in the center of her stately web and hear a long, drawn out “W…O…W” from my son. I gently run my fingers along one of …

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Sep 03 2010

Kiawah kicks off fall Arts season

Provided by Stephanie Braswell The Kiawah Island Arts Council can’t wait to fling open the doors on their 2010/11 arts season. With performances and lectures ranging from comedy to jazz to modern ballet and everything in between, this year’s lineup is ready to show you some amazing works of art that have never been seen …

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Sep 03 2010

Golf: the musical

By Richard Hricik When it comes to the blessings that are my children, I am hard-pressed to find anything lacking. They are separated by only two years of age, almost to the day, but other than those calendar pages, very little keeps them apart. My girls are each other’s best friend and constant companion, sharing …

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Sep 03 2010

Book Review: Feeling as Free as a Fish

By Kristin Hackler Ellison Smith IV, a Sullivan’s Island resident who describes himself as “a lawyer by profession and a fisherman by trade,” is a true-blooded Charlestonian who grew up with one foot in the marsh and the other on a boat. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a major in English, …

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Sep 03 2010

Bishop Gadsden goes pajamas!:184 Pairs of pajamas raise more than $750

Provided by Bishop Gadsden Bishop Gadsden, the southeast’s leading continuing care retirement community, held a Pajama Drive during the week of August 9 as a part of its August Generous Spirit Program. The drive was in support of the Charleston Chapter of the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization which coordinates with other area non-profits such …

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