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Aug 06 2010

Rural Mission receives grant from Kiawah

by Chris Brooks The Rural Mission on Johns Island is very appreciative of a recent grant from the Town of Kiawah Island in the amount of $15,000 to help support the Misson’s outreach programs to needy residents and migrants of the neighboring Sea Islands. The Mission has been overwhelmed recently with requests for help, especially …

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Aug 06 2010

Fresh produce at the Freshfields Farmers’ Market

Area farmers, artisans, and their fans will flock to Freshfields Village every Monday in August, where the popular farmers market operates from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitors can shop for produce picked at the peak of freshness from our local farms. Browse and purchase local artisans’ handmade crafts, such as sweet grass baskets, organic soaps …

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Aug 06 2010

The Most Interesting Man in the World

BY RICHARD HRICIK Presently, there are commercials touting ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World.’ I am happy to report that these commercials are in fact false as the most interesting man in the world does not peddle beer but is in fact a Citadel graduate whom I recently had the pleasure of meeting on …

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Jul 23 2010

A hand above the rest

by Kristin Hackler It is an amazing thing to live on a mostly-rural barrier island roughly the size of Manhattan. While an everyday drive will take you past familiar fruit stands, houses, restaurants and businesses, a short detour down a tractor-etched dirt road leaves you standing in the middle of more than 300 acres of …

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Jul 23 2010

If it’s Tuesday, this must be the White House

By Wendy Kulick Three Smithsonian museums, the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day, the Capitol, five memorials, a 3D movie about repairing the Hubble telescope, a walking tour which focused on World War II, a tour of the White House vegetable garden and three rooms in the White …

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Jul 23 2010

The James Island Journal: An interview with Sam Brownlee

BY MEREDITH POWELL “To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.” – The Optimist Club creed. In the 1960s, Sam Brownlee, a former James Island native, was brainstorming with his fellow Optimist Club board members on how to help spread the word of the Club …

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Jul 23 2010

Wray to look your best

by Kristin Hackler Tracy Wray is an artist. While she may not use a traditional two-dimensional canvas, she does work with a fascinating and versatile medium: the human body. Working from an early age doing hair and air brush makeup for photo shoots, Tracy worked at Marshall Fields in Chicago before receiving her undergraduate from …

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Jul 23 2010

Kiawah Town Council – July 6, 2010

AT&T ordinance passes second reading Kiawah Town Council unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 2010-04, granting AT&T consent to apply for a franchise for cable or video service. The franchise fee for the service, as proposed by the Ways and Means committee, was proposed to be set at 3% of gross revenue. The Council …

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Jul 23 2010

Grace

The tragedy of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico has left many of us feeling sick over the immense destruction of natural habitat and wildlife. We are inundated with images of birds covered in oil, sea turtles struggling, and fisherman robbed of their livelihood. Yet, in the midst of disaster, all hope …

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Jul 23 2010

A pen and paper go a long way

By Wendy Kulick  copy paper  printer cartridges  pencils  school uniforms (shirts and pants)  crayons  construction paper and art supplies  black & white composition books  glue sticks  two-pronged, three-hole folders  pencil sharpeners  scissors, both blunt- and pointed-tipped Contrary to what you might think, this is …

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