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T

he rapid squeaking of
smalls wheels spinning
under enthusiastic little
feet echoed throughout Stith
Park on Sullivan’s Island this
past April 30 as students from
The Children’s Garden School
propelled themselves around a
makeshift race track. For more
than ten years, The Sullivan’s
Island Garden School has held
a Wheel-A-Thon to raise money
for a student in an impoverished
country, and for the past six
years, the school’s three- and
four-year-old students have been
spinning their wheels in support
of Kelvin, a student of Daystar
Academy in Kenya. Sullivan’s
Island police offcer Lt. Chris
Griffn kicked off the event with
a brief tutorial on road etiquette,
teaching the children about the
importance of stop signs and to
look both ways before crossing
the road. Afterward, the students
raced by age group, whipping
around the short race track
until one of the teachers called
time. Following the race, the
children pulled out zip-lock bags
of change that they had saved up
and poured it all into a large jar
for Kelvin. The students received
a certifcate and a medal for
competing in the race, but their
grins were widest as they gave
their savings to Kelvin
The Wheel-A-Thon is only
one of several programs created
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May 14, 2010
Volume 6 Issue 1
Since May 2005
S u l l i v a n ’ s I s l a n d • I s l e o f p a l m s • g o a t I s l a n d • D e w e e s I s l a n d
FRee
P eda l i ng wi t h a pur pos e
By Kristin HacKler
F
ive years ago I decided to
create a community-based
newspaper that would
be objective and impartial for
Sullivan’s Island and the Isle
of Palms. I enlisted the help
of Heather Holbrook and we
published our frst edition of The
Island Eye News on May 20, 2005.
Bunky Odom voluntarily sold
the only three ads we had that
edition, including Morgan Creek
Grill, which has only missed one
issue since our frst edition. Since
then we have added two more
newspapers to our repertoire
and our team has grown into ten
hard-working employees.
Once a week someone stops
me and says how much they
enjoy the newspaper, and
I consistently give the same
answer: “The girls do a great job on
it.” While I enjoy the compliment,
I cannot take much of the
credit. Kristin Hackler and Swan
Richards are most responsible
for the look and feel of your
newspaper today. Kristin has
been our main reporter for almost
four years and she assumed all
editorial responsibilities after
Heather Holbrook took over
ownership of The Heron grocery.
Kristin is a national award
winner for creative writing and
was recently recognized as a
“Rising Star” by the Association
of Free Community Newspapers Garden Shcool from cover
Here’s to another
100 years
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Civic
see SI Committeess on page 4
The meeting opened with a
citizen’s presentation by attorney
Bill Barr who was representing
Island resident Patrica
Manigault. The Manigaults are
requesting permission to fll
in a low area on public land
along Bayonne Avenue. The
area has been retaining water
and the Manigaults would like
to fll it with dirt and grade it in
keeping with the surrounding
area. Council member Pat
O’Neil expressed a concern
about a history of encroachment
in that particular area, and
noted that there are potential
plans for improving the nearby
beach path. He also asked to
clarify that the property is not
part of a land trust and that the
improvement would not revert
the property’s ownership from
the city to Manigault.
The attorney agreed to research
all the concerns and come back
in 2 weeks with an engineer’s
report.
A clean baseball feld and
cleaner water
good news! Cleanup of the
Stith Park baseball feld is
underway and should be
completely clear of construction
debris by today’s publication
date. And on the topic of island
cleanliness, the South Carolina
Department of Health and
Environmental Control (DHEC)
Beach Monitoring report is in: it
is safe to go in the water! This
year's ocean water quality is
satisfactory for both man and
shark.
No goats for ewe
There were no freworks set
off in the meeting but a few
sparklers were lit over an
ordinance to amend existing
city codes. Police Chief Howard
has requested several changes,
the frst reading of which will be
held during the May 18 Council
meeting. The amendments will
address: Damage to Property,
Disorderly Conduct, Yelling and
Shouting in Public, and Animals
prohibited on Sullivan’s Island.
Kaynard did ask the chief if
goats would be included in the
Animals Prohibited on Sullivan’s
Island amendment, to which
Howard replied that, “Goats fall
somewhere else …”
First reading of 2011 Town
Budget to be held during May
18 Council meeting
Ways and Means Committee
chairman Mike Perkis reported
the 2011 government budget
will have its frst public hearing
during the next Town Council
meeting on May 18, and noted
that the budget included a
rate increase from Suburban
Disposal Services, the company
which handles the town’s trash
pickup. Perkis pointed out
that the town’s rate has been
the same since 2006, and a
3% increase is not extreme.
Council agreed that a hike was
inevitable, and Mayor Smith
applauded Suburban’s work
over the length of their contract,
stating that “They’ve been the
best.”
Other notable items to the
2011 budget include the cost-
of-living increase in town
staff salaries, an incease
in town health insurance,
recent increases in workman’s
compensation, $50,000 for
the beach management plan,
$50,000 for the Town Code
recodifcation and three new
cars for the Police Department.
Perkis was surprised at the
cost of workman’s comp, which
is currently about $140,000
whereas fve or six years ago, it
was $60,000. “It’s considerably
more than the Isle of Palms,”
said Perkis, “and they have two
times our staff.” He pointed out
that Town Administrator Andy
Benke is already looking into the
issue.
Perkis also noted that the
Business District Also there is a
need for additional police offcers
in the commercial district over
the summer months, an expense
the restaurants on the island
will not support an additional
offcer for the summer months
his year. “We have a difference
of opinion on how to use the
hospitality tax,” said Perkis,
noting that they would continue
to look into the issue. The
cost of an additional offcer for
Sullivan’s Island Committees of Council – May 4, 2010
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May 14, 2010
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Citizen’s Comments
Barbara Gobien thanked the
Council for dealing with the
drainage issue, and stated that
it’s nice to have a Council that
listens. “We all want our kids to
be able to run around the island
and play and enjoy the island
and have a good time here,” said
Gobien. “We all want visitors
to come here, we just want to
correct some things that have
happened over the years. We
really need to work hard to get
back on track to what we all
want the island to end up being.”
Pat Wisse asked the Council to
hear what a lot of residents have
been saying regarding the 2010-
08 ordinance. Many, she stated,
feel that the ordinance does not
do what the Council intends
for it to do. “If we are family
friendly, don’t we want to rent to
families with lots of kids?” She
asked, pointing out that, from
an infrastructure point of view,
the Council should not enact
the ordinance without looking
into the economic impact. She
also questioned if the ordinance
is constitutional by not treating
like homes in a similar matter.
“You don’t limit mini-hotels by
coming at it from the back end
and attacking the number of
people who can rent: you do that
by limiting the size of the home
up front,” Weisse said.
Anne Hines, a resident of 51st
Avenue, stated that she would
appreciate anything the Council
could do to fx the fooding in
the area around her home and
around 50th avenue. “Public
Works has been wonderful with
helping us, but it hasn’t fxed
the problem,” said Heines. “If I
should want to sell my home,
who wants to say ‘It’s a lovely
home, but you can’t get there.’?”
Leroy Pearson addressed the
issue of parking on the island,
noting that he would like to
see stepped-up enforcement of
parking on the island. “I went
out there and measured one day
and one out of every four cars
was too close to the pavement,”
said Pearson, stating it wouldn’t
take much for the police to take
a four-foot long stick, measure
cars’ distance from the road, and
ticket them.
New buildings, not new
licenses, to be limited by 12
person cap
Mayor Cronin offered a possible
amendment to 2010-08, a
potential ordinance which would
limit overnight occupancy in
rentals with new licenses to a
maximum of 12 people. “The
principal elements of my motion
are to amend section 5-4-202
(b) to include ‘The maximum
overnight occupancy of a
residence constructed after the
effective date of this ordinance
shall be the same as described in
section 5-4-202 (a) or 12 people,
whichever is less,” said Cronin.
“Paragraph (c), which will be
added, says that an existing
residence, which is altered or
reconstructed after the effective
date of this ordinance, shall have
the same maximum overnight
occupancy as permitted prior to
the alteration or reconstruction,
or 12 people, whichever is
greater.” Cronin stated that this
removes any discussion of people
holding on to short term licenses
as it only deals with residences
which are newly constructed
- or altered and reconstructed
- allowing the residences to
maintain their existing capacity,
or a maximum of 12 people,
whichever is greater. “So we
remove the entire question of
licenses, lapsing of licenses,
progression of licenses, all of
that entire issue,” said Cronin.
“I think this is a better ft for the
city and the residents and the
property owners.”
Council member Duffy stated
that the change will also assist
their director of business
licenses and planning as it falls
more in line with his purview.
The previous ordinance, he
IOp Council meeting – april 27, 2010
see IOP Council on page 4
by Garden School co-founder
Lois Sonderson. Lois spent a
lifetime traveling the world,
working with the community
development branch of the
United Nations and teaching
at Syracuse, Cornell and the
University of Liberia, among
others. When she fnally
decided to retire on Sullivan’s
Island 22 years ago, she never
thought she would become
an integral part of starting
a new school on the island.
“At this point in life, I didn’t
think I would be here, but I love
it,” Lois smiled.
Started the year before
hurricane Hugo hit in 1988,
Lois’ intention for The Children’s
Garden School from the start
was to teach children about
the world around them. Today,
the three- and four-year old
students have regular lessons
in foreign languages such as
Spanish, and learn about the
world through regular hands-on
projects. In fact, Lois recently
taught her class about rice
and how its grown around the
world. Using pins to indicate
the different areas of rice
production around the world,
Lois showed the kids several
different types of rice including
long grain, Arborio, wild, short
grain, jasmine and black. Then
she prepared them and let the
kids taste the results.
“I was surprised, I didn’t
think they would try the black
rice, but they ate every bit!”
said Lois.
The Children’s Garden School
is mainly supported through
donations and its classrooms
are located in Holy Cross
Episcopal Church (2520 Middle
Street, Sullivan’s Island), though
the school itself has no religious
affliation. To fnd out more
about The Children’s Garden
School, call 883-9802.
Garden Shcool from cover
4 May 14, 2010
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SI committee from page 2
Island Information
SullivAN’S iSlAND
Town haLL
843-883-3198
1610 Middle St.
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
www.sullivansisland-sc.com
PoLice: 883-3931
(non-emergency: 883-9636)
fire: 883-9944

Dog Laws
May 1 – September 30:
5 a.m. – 10 a.m. off leash
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. no dogs
6 p.m. – 5 a.m. on leash
October 1 – April 30:
5 a.m. – noon, off leash;
noon – 5 p.m. on leash
beach Laws
Permits needed for bonfres,
parties and boats on beach.
No alcohol, freworks, glass
containers, golf carts or vehicles
allowed on beach. Litter fnes
up to $500.
iSle oF PAlMS
Town haLL
843-886-6428
1207 Palm Boulevard
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
www.iop.net
PoLice: 886-6522
Fire: 886-4410
LivabiLiTy officer: 886-8282
Dog Laws
April 1 – September 14:
5 a.m. – 8 a.m.
September 15 – March 31:
4 p.m. – 10 a.m.
Dog owners must have leash
in hand, have their dog under
voice command and must clean
up excrement. At all other
times, dogs must be on leash
and under complete control,
even in the water.
beach Laws
No professional photography,
freworks, vehicles, bonfres,
glass, or alcohol.
weekends and special events on
the island would run between
$5,000 and $8,000.
The whole island can hear you …
Also in the budget is $50,000
set aside for a possible island-
wide alert system which would
consist of two or three 360
degree loudspeakers placed
in key locations around the
island. The Town had received
fve proposals ranging in cost
from $30,000 to $100,000,
depending on what features
the Town would like to include.
Council member McGee asked
if the system really needed
to be purchased this year, to
which Council member Kaynard
replied that this system would
be put in place to save lives.
“If we could warn about a
drowning or something big
coming through, we could save
people. If I never do anything
else on this council and it saves
one life, I’m happy.” He pointed
out that he’s watched countless
families walk out to sand bars
during low tide, and an audible
alert system could warn them to
return before the tide came back
in.
McGee, however, questioned
if it was an effective tool in
saving lives and thought there
were better ways of controlling
people from going out onto the
sandbar. The Town will review
the proposals and discuss the
issue again at the next meeting.
Keep your pipes clean
Council announced that there is
one position open in the Water
and Sewer department for an
operator trainee. On those same
lines, Council member Perkis
noted that they will discuss
plans for fxing and maintaining
the island’s water lines,
remarking that his ultimate goal
is “More maintenance and less
emergency.” He also pointed
out that he changed the capital
improvement line item in the
budget concerning pipe lines to
a longer period of time so that
only $50,000 would need to be
budgeted this year.
Notes of thanks
Mayor Smith was happy to
report there have been many
letters of appreciation written
recently to the Town, the Fire
Department and the Police
Department. One of the
letters sent to Fire Chief Stith
came from Mike Mcallister
USCG, thanking him for his
department’s assistance with
cordoning off safety areas
during the Blue Angels show in
Charleston Harbor.
Mayfest and the offcial bridge
dedication
Council member Mary Jane
Watson reported that this
year’s Mayfest will be held on
May 22, with times and parade
start location to-be-announced.
The annual parade encourages
island residents to decorate
their golf cart and join in a
march/drive down Sullivan’s
Island, ending at Battery
Gadsden for kid’s activities and
snacks. Watson also announced
that plans are underway for a
new bridge dedication party on
June 5.
Playing with parking solutions
Parking continues to be a
problem on Sullivan’s Island,
and. Council member Pat O’Neil
has a team of engineers looking
into how different parking
locations and the striping of
spaces along Middle Street
could free up more space for
visitors. The team is currently
looking into angled parking on
the south side of Middle Street
from Station 20 to Station 22.
The meeting ended in a timely
manner, and the next scheduled
meeting is May 18 at 6 p.m
at Town Hall (1610 Middle
Street). It should be event
worth attending. Between the
2010 budget, Police amendment
report, and an island-wide
audible alert system, it is
sure to be a interesting
evening. Plus, the good-natured
city council people make the
meetings enjoyable with their
quick wit and genuine concern
for the Town.
For more information on
upcoming meetings or town
information, visit www.
sullivansisland-sc.com or call
883-3198.
May 14, 2010 5
I
n the April 2010 edition of
Uptown, a publication of
the Municipal Association
of South Carolina (MASC), an
article entitled “Neighborhood
Associations Support Strong
Cities” recognized the importance
of neighborhood associations
in promoting the vitality of
a city. The article begins
with the following statement:
“Neighborhood Associations
are an important part of the
community fabric in large and
small towns, as residents band
together to improve the quality
of life in their neighborhoods”.
If anyone needs validation
about what the Isle of Palms
Neighborhood Association
(IOPNA) has been doing these
past three and half years, they
only need to reference the MASC
publication and the article
discussing the importance of
neighborhood associations in
building strong communities.
The IOPNA has been building
community on the Isle of Palms
by taking an active role in our
city’s governance and in the
day to day issues that make our
city a viable, thriving place to
live, work and play. We formed
an Observer Corps in January
2008 and since that time our
observers have attended close
to 280 city meetings. This
interest and commitment to
our citizenship is admirable
and is a healthy resource for
the city offcials. As the article
indicates,“Because residents in
neighborhood associations are
typically more “plugged in” than
others, they can be a great link
of communication between local
governments and residents.”
As informed citizens, we have
met with elected offcials and
members of the Planning
Commission to express our
issues, concerns and suggestions
in a constructive manner.
Residents are a resource for
the city in many areas, such
as providing input on issues of
concern, offering energy for city
initiatives, supporting recreation
sports teams, cleaning our
highways, cleaning our beaches
and looking out for the safety
of our neighbors. Through
our welcome program, we are
continuing to forge relationships
with the business community
and are encouraging residents
to support local businesses.
Additionally, we are reaching
out to the city departments
to engage in conversations
with offcials and staff, and
through these meetings, we are
putting a face to the name of
the association. The following
passage in the article supports
this kind of action:
“Communication is a two
way street. Municipalities have
found success by engaging their
neighborhood associations in a
dialog where municipal offcials
not only share their information
but also listen as well”.
Over the years, we have
mobilized telephone trees to get
the word out about neighbors
needing help and have cooperated
with other groups in responding
to the needs of our community.
The MASC article provides
examples of what some other SC
neighborhood associations are
doing in their communities in
Cayce, Columbia, Beaufort and
Turbeville. The closing sentence
of the article sums it up:
“In many ways, neighborhood
associations help keep
communities strong, clean and
connected.”
(Source: Uptown April
2010 pages 10 -11 Municipal
Association of South Carolina.
www.masc.sc )
IOpNa: building community
By tHe isle of Palms neigHBorHood association
Letters to the editor...
Dear Editor,

It is my hope that Anne
H. Fortson and her family
will continue to fnd rental
properties on the Isle of Palms
so that their annual week-
long gathering will not be foced
to relocate. I am certain that her
family re-unions represent the
kind of rental business that all
of us who live on the Island are
pleased to welcome. However,
Ms. Fortson (and others who
wrote) tell only one side of the
story, omitting facts that they
don’t know or choose to ignore.
We have lived on the Isle of
Palms for three decades. Not
only have we never had problems
with long-term renters, many of
those who have rented in our
neighborhood became great
friends and we have followed
them beyond their time on the
Island.
However, we have experienced
signifcant problems with
short-term renters and those
have been exacerbated with
the arrival of the large, mini-
hotel rental houses that now
dot our neighborhood. A few
examples: outside pool and
deck parties that go beyond
mid-night, often until 2:00-
3:00 am and participants who
are offended when you ask
them to take the noise inside;
seven vehicles (count them, 7)
see letters on page 7
stated, would have been more
cumbersome to manage.
The amendment passed
unanimously, and the ordinance
was delayed for a second
hearing until the Council can
take the appropriate steps for
the amended changes. The
ordinance will be taken back
through Planning and a Public
Hearing will be held before the
Council meeting next month at
6:30 p.m.
Because of the amendment to
ordinance 2010-08, ordinance
2010-07, an ordinance providing
requirements relating the
transfer, lapse and issuance
of short-term rental business
licenses, was tabled indefnitely.

Good news! The budget is
balanced and no new taxes
Mayor Cronin reported that the
City is 75% of the way through
the year and has only used 71%
of the budget. Property taxes
are in line and local options
taxes and business licenses
are down. The revenue stream,
budgeted a year ago, will exceed
expectations by $100,000 to
$120,000, and with a forecast
of expenditures coming in
anywhere between $179,000
and $200,000 below budget,
the City hopes to end the year
with an excess of approximately
$300,000. Cronin also noted
that tourism-related income
is coming in ahead of budget
and the City expects the City’s
income to be pretty close to last
year’s total.
Council approved several
recommendations from Ways and
Means, including: an approval
of an amendment to a contract
with Liollio in the amount of
$5,092 for the replacement of
City Hall’s windows, doors, and
the roof overhang (approved
unanimously); an award of
contract to 4SE for structural
engineering in the amount of
$3,000 (“This is $3,000 to see if
this room is safe,” said Cronin,
noting that there is sagging in
the City Hall’s foors and the cost
will go to pay for an assessment
of how much it will cost to repair
the structure. Council member
Buckhannon opposed the
expenditure.); award of contact
to Civil Site Environmental in
the amount of $12,700 for an
analysis of building a second
outfall at Wild Dunes Lakes
to meet the storm conditions
(Mayor Cronin added that the
outfall might add a secondary
drainage effect to 52nd and
53rd Avenues. The motion was
approved unanimously); approval
of expenditure up to $2,000
from the Drainage Contingency
to clean the collection boxes
at 41st and Sparrow Drive
(approved unanimously); award
of a contract to Lifeguard
Medical Solutions in the amount
of $2,837.50 for one (1) AED
with wall-mounted storage,
replacement batteries and
replacement pads for youth and
adults (approved unanimously);
approval of expenditure up to
$7,000 in state ATAX funds
for anti-exposure suits for the
Fire Department (approved
unanimously); approval of
amendment 1 to the Coastal
Science and Engineering
contract in the amount of
$53,540 to add additional
monitoring and surveys to the
beach (“This is an ongoing effort
to monitor the entire beach from
Breach Inlet to Dewees Island,”
said Cronin, noting that they
can apply to FEMA for funding
by showing previous monitoring
and knowledge of beach
conditions. The expenditure
was approved unanimously);
approval of amendment 2 to the
Coastal Science and Engineering
contract in the amount of
$58,860 for Planning and
Permit Application for remedial
nourishment of erosion hot spots
contingent on the approval of
the stakeholders. Cronin noted
that most of the stakeholders
have already agreed (approved
unanimously).
Cronin then reported on a
discussion during Ways and
Means which resolved that the
City will not increase taxes for
the upcoming year. “We are
still moving funds around and
looking at our needs versus
funds wish lists and will be
visiting this again next month.
Hopefully we’ll bring a budget
for formal approval to our next
Council meeting, but it looks
good that there is no tax increase
and we have funds on-hand.”

A captured raccoon is a dead
raccoon
Council member Marty Bettelli
gave the Public Safety report,
stating that the City turned
down a motorcycle ride hosted
by Gary Griffn of WEZL radio
which would have gone through
Isle of Palms on Sunday, May 2,
at 2:30 p.m. Even though it was
for a good cause, Bettelli stated
that the time and date were
two of the worst times for the
island due to the large amount of
weekend traffc.
Bettelli then noted that the City
is currently looking at putting a
bike rack in at the Public Safety
building and will be looking
for community people to help
with the installation. For more
information, call the City at 886-
6428 or visit www.iop.net.
On a different note, Bettelli
commented on the issue of
raccoons on the island, pointing
out that unless raccoons are
getting into your residence and
damaging property, they should
be left alone as any captured
raccoon is required to be
euthanized by law. “Before you
call, you should know what’s
going to happen to that raccoon,”
said Bettelli.
Finally, Bettelli announced that
the joint Disaster Awareness
Expo will be held June 18 from 5
– 7 p.m. at the new public safety
building.

Flushing the drainage issue
For the Public Works report,
Council member Brian Duffy
stated that the committee
discussed the drainage issue on
the island and pointed out that
several of the earlier approvals
from Ways and Means were
drainage related, including the
new outfall which will hopefully
help drainage at 52nd and 53rd
Avenues. “We will be continuing
to monitor and follow through
with drainage,” said Duffy,
noting that collection boxes
are being put in at the end of
avenues for that purpose. He
also remarked that some of the
inevitable sand shift has been
cleaned up at the end of 51st
Avenue and 75 feet of pavement
was uncovered.
Finally, Duffy announced that
167 residents participated in the
hazardous waste collection day
last month, and 8,000 pounds of
paper were shredded during the
event.
Welcome to the Web
Councilman Ryan Buckhannon
announced that the Recreation
Center had 19 young people
participate in the American
Red Cross Babysitting Course
and a list of graduates is the
Recreation Center, in case
anyone is looking for babysitters.
He also noted that 65 people
auditioned for the next Crabpot
Players production of Charlotte’s
Web, and 40 people were
selected as cast members.
The play will be held at the
Recreation Center from May 26
– May 29 and tickets are $5 (6
and under are free) and will be
available at the Rec Center.
“Preparations are underway for
the Half Rubber Tournament in
August and baseball season is
in full swing, no pun intended,”
said Buckhannon, noting that
sponsors are being fnalized for
the July 17 IOP Beach Run and
that the Piccolo Spoleto Sand
Sculpting Completion will be
held on June 5.
Commending the City staff
For the Personnel report, Council
member Ralph Piening stated
that City Attorney Sterling
Halversen will be taking some
time off for maternity leave, and
asked that the Council appoint
attorney Clayton McCullough
of Pratt-Thomas Walker as
assistant City Attorney to fll in
during her absence. The Council
approved unanimously, with
Council member Buckhannon
asking with a laugh if they would
“bypass his initiation.”
Because last month’s meeting
ran long, Piening asked to
recognize the employees of the
month for March, stating that
the City staff works incredibly
hard and should be recognized
for their efforts. Sgt. Kim Usury
was recommended by Lt.
Raymond Wright as employee
of the month for March, noting
in a letter to Council that
Usury personally coordinated a
hurricane disaster drill for the
City which was very successful.
Also for March, citizens Bea and
Dana Love thanked Donnie Pitts,
Director of Public Works, for
cleaning the tree limbs left by the
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Love’s on the side of the road,
asking that the truck driver and
the loader driver be thanked, as
well. Piening stated that those
employees were Willie Powell,
truck driver, and Kim Tappley,
loader, though the regular
sanitation driver is Russell
Roper. “I’d like to add, from all
of us on Council, that we have
heard nothing but compliments
about everyone in Public Works
and they’ve done a stand out
job.”
A recommendation for
Department of the Month for
April was made by Donnie Pitts,
asking that the Recreation
Committee be recognized for
taking it upon them to re-paint
the palmetto trees on the beach
trash bins on very short notice.
Winners of this month’s
safety sweepstakes are: Laura
McLellan (General Government),
John Graham (Public Works),
Eric Bolen (Fire Department)
and Bobby Jimenez (Police
Department).

Business is returning to the
Marina
Council member Mike Loftus
reported that Marina Manager
Chase Fields has added
eight truckloads of fll to the
Marina parking lot to take
care of potholes, and they are
in the process of doing some
landscaping, as well. Marina
business has picked up with the
warmer weather, and Morgan
Creek Grill’s revenues are up.
The Grill’s Sunset Cruise is going
well and Loftus encouraged
everyone to check it out.
Discussions concerning dredging
near the Marina are continuing,
but the project will probably be
handled in the next fscal year.
Lastly, Loftus reported that
Jane Martin, President and
CEO of GEM of Charleston,
made a presentation concerning
the availability of Low Speed
Vehicles at the Marina. Martin
was advised to look further into
City requirements and processes
of approval in order to continue
with the project.

What makes a petition
offcial?
Mayor Cronin discussed the
petitions received during the
last Council meeting, and
stated that he sent them to the
Election Board to see if they
met the requirements of a legal
petition. The Mayor stated that
he received a report that, even
though the petition consisted
of 285 signatures, to be legal
there would have to have been a
minimum of 506 signatures from
registered voters. “But it is still
a petition and something which
the Council needs to address,”
said Cronin, and proceeded to
read through the requests made
via the petitions.
There were three requests
altogether, including a request
that the Council withdraw the
pending ordinances, to which
Cronin replied that most of the
ordinances were re-submitted
back to Planning Commission
and were not acted upon by
Council. Another ordinance
(2010-08) was amended and
sent back to the Planning
Commission. Due to this, Mayor
Cronin stated that there was
no other action the Council
could take. The second request
was to delay further reading
of ordinance 2010-08 until
there was an economic study
and the Mayor stated that this
was dealt with during the last
Council meeting, during which
the Council voted not to move
forward with it. Finally, there
was a request to have a city-wide
vote for an advisory referendum
before acting on any ordinance.
A city-wide advisory referendum
is only called by Council, said
Cronin, and Council did not
parked on the rental property next
door and two vehicles and
a fshing boat, belonging to the
same renters, parked in front of
our home; young drunks renting
next door who knock on the
door, not once but twice, the
frst at 11:20 pm, the second at
11:40, to, as they announced
throught the door, introduce
themselves to us.There are
many,many more but this should
suffce to demonstrate the other
side of the story.
So, Ms. Fortson and others
who think our mayor and
council are too zealous, please
remember that is was a previous
mayor and council majority that
allowed greed and, perhaps, a
little bit of good ole boy politics
to force this issue before
us. Those of us who reside
in residential neighborhoods
that have been abused by the
large rental units and short-
term renters are exceptionally
grateful for this new leadership
and its direction. We simply
regret that we were too trusting
or too foolish to take action
sooner.

Cermette Clardy, Jr.
614 Carolina Blvd.
Isle of Palms
Dear Editor,
I recently was scared by the
police as three police offcers
proceeded within my yard to
question me in my driveway
because I am sixteen and I was
outside. Apparently two people
jumped from the IOP Connector.
There were helicopters above
and the Police racing at high
speeds up and down my street
for over an hour with no sirens
nor a light while families are out
walking their dogs and young
children are playing. I do not feel
that I should be questioned as
suspect because I am a teenage
male outside in my driveway.
That would be the same as
questioning someone due to their
race or religion. Just because
some teenagers push the limits
of parents and society does not
mean all teenagers are doing just
that. Some of us Island Kids love
to fsh, surf, play ball at the rec
and are home having dinner and
doing homework. Why not say
hello to us. Shake our hands
maybe. Is that too much to ask
of the IOP city employees? I’m
horrifed I was treated this way
and there is no solution but to
wait for it to happen again. The
IOP community should take a
long hard look at this behavior.
Shouldn’t our community praise
youth instead of belittle them?
J.T. Clark
Editor’s note: This Letter to the
Editor was originally written
to the Charleston City Paper
regarding their May 5, 2010,
edition.
Dear Editor,

Shame, SHAME on you for
not only giving ink to the person
who hates Ohioans, but also for
your salacious and smutty cover
promoting that hatred. That
makes the Charleston City Paper
no better than a tabloid rag! As
for Tradd Bastian, (named for a
Charleston street, I suppose) he
is like any ordinary schoolyard
bully who plays his little pranks
and jokes at the expense of
some unsuspecting person(s). I
had heard of this some months
ago, but never believed it was
any more than one nutty jerk.
Here on the Isle of Palms, we
welcome our new residents, who
come from everywhere including
Ohio, with Gift Bags flled with
Island information and wonderful
discount coupons from our
shop owners and restaurants.
We love to share our paradise
with all comers. Last summer,
when calling a new resident
to arrange a gift bag delivery,
she was overjoyed to hear from
me. It seems the previous night
somewhat left a note on her car
(she had Ohio plates) telling her
to “go back to Ohio”. That note
left her very demoralized and
depressed. But she told me I
had lifted her spirits. Thank
heavens I was able to undo the
hate mongering of the jek who
left the note. Now I see this is an
organized effort by Tradd Bastian
who by his own admission, likes
to throw his weight around. Well,
I guess at least he’s accomplished
something in his 26 years. But
then if you’re one piece of bologna
short of a sandwich, one can’t
expect much else! As for you,
Charleston City Paper, get out
of the gutter and fnd something
worthy to put on your cover. By
the way, we LOVE cargo shorts
and fnd them very handy!

Diane Oltorik
15 Ocean Park Court
Isle of Palms
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W
ith an over-capacity
hospital and new
patients in need of
rehabilitation, seven patients of
the South Carolina Aquarium
Sea Turtle Rescue Program
were cleared for release and
returned to the Atlantic Ocean
on Saturday, May 1, at the Isle of
Palms County Park. The release
was the single largest release in
the program’s ten year history,
and celebrated the rehabilitation
of the Aquarium’s 45th through
51st patients.
TurTle #45, Beasley:
A victim of the North Carolina
cold stunning event during the
weekend of February 6-8, 2009,
Beasley, a loggerhead sea turtle,
was one of only 20 (out of 109)
surviving sea turtles.
TurTle #46, OcracOke:
Another victim of the North
Carolina cold-
stunning
event,
Ocracoke, a
loggerhead
sea turtle,
survived with
an internal
stranding
temperature
of only 51
degrees.
TurTle
#47, Dare:
Dare, a green
sea turtle,
was one of
nine turtles
that arrived as a result of the
cold-stunning event off the coast
of North Carolina during the 2009
Christmas season. With 60%
of its carapace covered in large
barnacles, Dare was immediately
placed in a tank of brackish water
to aid in subsequent debriding.
TurTle #48, cluse:
Cluse, a green sea turtle, was
the most lethargic of the nine sea
turtles that arrived as a result of
the cold-stunning event off the
coast of North Carolina during
the 2009 Christmas season.
Minor damage to the upper right
portion of Cluse’s shell near his
front fipper was also treated
and Cluse’s weight returned to a
healthy level.
TurTle #49, FriscO:
One of the sea turtles that
stranded in the cold-stunning
event off the coast of North
Carolina during the 2009
Christmas season, this green
sea turtle was unable to regulate
its body temperature due to the
sudden drop in coastal water
temperatures. Eating well and
with its shell damages healed,
Frisco joined the other three green
sea turtles ready for release.
TurTle #50, scuTe:
This juvenile loggerhead sea
turtle stranded in Myrtle Beach,
S.C. and was brought in to the
sea Turtle Hospital on August 24,
2009, weighing approximately
90 pounds. With a history of
rope entanglement around the
head and neck, its carapace was
completely covered with tube
worms and smothering barnacles
which covered 65-75% of its
carapace.
TurTle #51, MingO:
This juvenile green sea turtle
was found foating in a creek at
Mingo Point on Kiawah Island,
S.C. Mingo arrived to the hospital
on June 11, 2009, very thin,
weighing in at only 18 pounds
and with a moderate barnacle
load and severe dehydration.
For more information on the SC
Aquarium and the Aquarium’s
turtle hospital, call 720-1990 or
visit www.scaquarium.org.
The lucky seven
s c a q u a r i u m r e l e a s e s r e c o r d s e v e n s e a t u r t l e s at o n c e
Provided By tHe sc aquarium
Caption
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during their annual conference in
Arizona last month.
Kristin’s unbelievable good
nature is always on display,
even after fying home all
night on a Sunday from the
conference to get back in time
to edit all three newspapers on a
Monday morning with no sleep.
Our graphic design department
now has the help of Ellie Smith,
Ashley Fischer and Claire Huff,
who work under the tutelage of
Swan Richards who continues to
keep our newspaper’s designs the
envy of the community newspaper
industry. Swan came to us three
years ago as an intern and is now
the head of our art department
and creates many of our most
striking ads.
While we enjoy the accolades
and the encouragement of our
readers, we are happy to report
that after fve years of losing
money, our venture is slowly
becoming a fnancial success. Our
new sales director, Lori Dalton, is
most responsible for “righting the
ship.” Her sales team of Richard
Brendel, Susan Bradham, and
Claire Huff has helped us to build
solid sales results over the last two
quarters. Their hard work and the
support of our readers (through
their support of our advertisers)
have been invaluable. It is so
important that you, the reader,
let our advertisers know you
appreciate their support of your
free community newspaper.
I personally need to thank
Sandra Fowler and Pat Ilderton for
their generosity and support over
the last few years; our excellent
attorney Carl Hubbard, who has
helped us so many times; our
accountants at Glen Thornburg
including Holly Bandtlow, who
showed us we could actually
break even doing this and maybe
even make a little money; our in-
house accountant Aitza Reines
who keeps the cash fow fuid
and our bills paid; Carol Haun
and Christy Dewitt, our printers
at Walterboro Press, who always
do a fantastic job making sure
our paper is printed to the
highest standards; and the great
people at Precision Mailing, Larry
and Kathy Feil, and Jennifer??,
who make sure your paper is
addressed and in your mailbox
in a timely fashion. I also need
to thank my family for their
encouragement and fnancial
backing for the last fve years,
and my best friend for almost 30
years, Logan Young.
Over the years, islanders have
stepped up and volunteered their
time and talents because they
believe in our mission. People
like Pat Votava, Anne Bennett,
Jane McMackin, Emily Abedon,
Bobby Cummings, Leo Fetter,
Dimi Matchouev, Jeff Evans,
Sonya Buckhannon, Sarah
Harper, Mary Gatch, Deborah
Palmer and the staff of Sullivan’s
Island Elementary, Dr. James
Sears, Catherine Malloy and the
IOPNA, both Sullivan’s Island
and Isle of Palms’ municipal
staff, Carol Killough, and the Poe
Library team, have consistently
provided us with local articles and
updates on island happenings.
Thanks as well to the professional
photographers such as Lea Dales,
Barb Bergwerf, Steven Suggs,
Vince Musi and many others who
have contributed many of the
incredible photographs we have
in every issue.
I could go on for a few
pages thanking people like
the Stith brothers, Chief
Graham, Chief Buckhannon
and Lt Wright, Chief Howard,
members of both municipal
Councils including Sandy Stone,
Ryan Buckhannon, Brian Duffy,
Mike Perkis, Mike Loftus, Mary
Jane Watson and Madeleine
McGee for always picking up
the phone and answering my
questions, but this is only a 28
page newspaper.
There is always a danger
in thanking those who have
contributed to your success that
you will leave someone very
important people out. I am sure I
am guilty of this but Kristin only
allows me so much space. So to
everyone else, most importantly
you, our reader, thank you for
letting us in your home for the
past fve years.
Here’s to another fve, ten,
ffty, one hundred years on the
islands,
Lynn Pierotti,
Owner and Publisher
Lucky Dog Publishing of SC, LLC
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gardens and art
in the Old Village
Penny Hoey, Paula Heinauer, and Laurie Meyer
A
lthough the
Old Village
Home,
Garden and
Art Tour was
offcially held on
Sunday, April
18, a special
preview party
was held at the
home of Joan and
Don Brown. The
preview was well
attended, as was
the Tour itself.
All funds raised
during both
events benefted
the Carolina
Lowcountry
Chapter of the
American Red
Cross.
PHotos By lauren JoHnson
Beau Brown, Don Brown, and Jim Edwards
O
n April 22, the Isle of
Palms Exchange Club gave
$1000 each of the following
organizations for the prevention
of child abuse: The Dee Norton
Lowcountry Children Center,
which will utilize their donation
for their program “Child Abuse is
a Grown-up Problem”;
Windwood Farms, which
will use the funds toward
their community support
services; Lowcountry
Orphan Relief, which has
designated their funds
toward their Clothing
Relief Fund which collects
and distributes items such
as uniforms, diapers, and
toiletries; and Parents
Anonymous, which
will direct their funds
toward the parenting
class component of the
Parenting Support Group.
A representative
from each organization
accepted a check from the
IOP Exchange Club during
their dinner meeting.
Funds for these donations
are raised through the IOP
Connector Run for the Child, a 5K
and 10K Run and Walk, which is
held the frst Saturday of October.
The next Run for the Child will be
October 2, 2010. For more info on
the fundraiser, go to www.ioprun.
com or call 886-8294.
Supporting child
abuse prevention
By Pamela marsH
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(l to r) Barby Harrington, Child Abuse Prevention
Committee chairwoman for the IOP Exchange Club;
Stacey Johnson, President of the IOP Exchange Club;
Lynn Young, Director of Lowcountry Orphan Relief;
Elizabeth Ralston, Executive Director of Dee Norton
Children Center; Judy Ward, Development Director
of Windwood Farms; Donna Xenakis, Tri county Area
Coordinator for Parents Anonymous; and Elizabeth
Grantham, Region Vice President for National
Exchange Club.
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O
n June 12, a team of
six Lowcountry master
swimmers will be
participating in the FKCC Swim
Around Key West, a 12 mile open
water swim, as a fundraiser for
Water Missions International,
and two of this year’s swimmers
are IOP residents, Bob and Lynn
Menches.
The team has organized this
fundraiser because they realize
how fortunate they are
to be able to swim every
day in a pool full of water
that is cleaner than the
water that millions of
people have to drink,
and they would like to
help make a difference.
The team has set a
goal of $3,000 and is
trying to spread the
word to give everyone a
chance to support this
effort and donate to a
worthy cause. For more
information or to make a
donation, visit the relay
team page at www.frstgiving.
com/swimkeywest .
Water Missions International is
a nonproft, Christian engineering
organization located here in
Charleston. The mission of WMI is
to provide sustainable access to
safe water and an opportunity to
hear the "Living Water" message
in developing countries and
disaster areas. For more info,
visit www.watermissions.org
Freestyle
for fresh water
(l to r) Master swimmers Lynn Menches, Dana Brown,
Bob Menches, Jeff Gerrard, Sarah Mooney and
Lesley Fanning. The team will be participating in an
open water swim as a fundraiser for Water Missions
International on June 12.
W
e had a very
successful
book club
discussion this past April
27. Those in attendance
were Juliet Goldman,
Gloria McDonald,
Joan Whitbeck, Betty
Driemeyer, Mary Bobo
Elizabeth Apel, Suzanne
Geraghty, Laura
Beckstrom and Judy
Reese. In May we will be
discussing The Crowning
Glory of Lily Ponder by
Rebecca Wells. We will
meet May 15 at 10:30
a.m. for conversation,
treats and coffee. Many
people bring in great
snacks and treats which
make it that much
more fun, and we look
forward to meeting
everyone at the Edgar
Allan Poe Library in May!
poe Book Club
gearing up for glory
By connie darling
S
ustainability: we hear about
it, read about and think
about it on occasion, but on
Dewees Island, there are a bunch
of people who believe in it.
On the afternoon of Sunday,
April 25, with the wind howling
and the tail end of a devastating
storm from the southwest finging
raindrops all around, 42 people
who understand how important
sustainability has become
enjoyed the wildness of nature
on Dewees Island, and saw for
themselves how homes can be
constructed beautifully within
a nature preserve. They shared
laughter and enjoyed the pleasure
of a superb dinner with a glass of
wine.
The guests, members of the
local chapter of the National
Green Build Council and the
Sustainable Seafood Initiative,
learned about the island
community’s commitment to a
sustainable lifestyle and how
their building processes support
their values. Using electric golf
carts on the sand roads, they
explored eight homes with green
elements like cisterns, geothermal
heating and cooling, bamboo
fooring, solar panels, and natural
lighting options. Finally, they
were treated to a three course
meal of sustainable fsh courses
from fabulous chefs, and a rich
chocolate dessert.
Megan Westmeyer, Seafood
Initiative coordinator for the
South Carolina Aquarium, treated
the group throughout the evening
with perspectives on sustainable
fshing practices and consumer
tips on how to select seafood that
supports these initiatives. Kurt
D’Aurezeo of Divine Fish House in
Murrell’s Inlet, Drew Hedlund of
Fleet Landing Restaurant and Bar,
and James Clark of Waterscapes
at the Marina provided the superb
dinner.
Katy Perrin, Vice Chair of
the Lowcountry Green Building
Council; Judy Fairchild and
Anne Anderson, Chairs of the
Dewees Island Communications
Committee; and Dr. Peter Cotton,
Social Chair for Dewees Island,
brought this delightful event to
fruition.
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Sharing the sustainability of Dewees Island
By anne anderson
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T
o mark National Bike Month
in May, Charleston Moves is
launching Battery2Beach (B2B), an
initiative designed to establish a safe route
for bicyclists and pedestrians from the Isle of
Palms, through Sullivan’s Island and Mount
Pleasant , over the Ravenel Bridge, through
Charleston and James Island, to Folly Beach.
Kicking off a day of bike and pedestrian
related activities, the inaugural B2B group ride
event will start at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2010,
at two locations; Folly Beach at Riverfront
Park, and Isle of Palms in the parking lot at
Palm Blvd. and the IOP Connector, and will
converge at the Battery (White Point Gardens)
at Noon. Participants are encouraged to join
the group ride at any point on the route).
A B2B after-party will take place at noon at
Vickery’s downtown, 15 Beaufain Street. B2B
wristbands and temporary tattoos will be sold
at the after-party rally. Additional information
and group ride dates for the B2B campaign
will be announced at this time.
The B2B group ride is being held in
conjunction with the “Do the Charleston”
event, a car-free day on King Street which
will allow King Street merchants to promote
sidewalk sales and dining from noon to 5 p.m.
With the area free of car traffc, pedestrians
and cyclists can easily and safely access
downtown.
About Battery2Beach:
Battery 2 Beach (B2B) is an initiative of
Charleston Moves, a non-proft organization
promoting bicycling, walking, running and
public transportation in Charleston, SC. B2B
encompasses a 24-mile route for walkers and
bicyclist stretching from Isle of Palms through
Sullivan’s Island, Mount Pleasant, downtown
Charleston and to James Island and Folly
Beach. The initiative has been created not just
for athletes or long-distance cycle-tourists but
also for kids riding to school, people riding
to the store and locals and tourists visiting
Charleston’s many attractions.
Bike to the Battery with B2B
Provided By tHe cHarleston cHamBer of commerce
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Is l and Eye Cal endar
May 14 - May ???
Friday, May 14
Friday Night Hoops
Girls and boys ages 7-12 can have
a safe, fun Friday night shooting
hoops. Learn proper passing
techniques and basic dribbling
skills during drills and games.
The cost is $10 per athlete. Call
The IOP Recreation Department
at 886-8294 to register. Sessions
are from 6 – 8pm at the Rec.
Department.
Wandoroo : Student Songwriters
and Band Showcase
Presented by the Wando High
School Guitar Club, 7pm at the
Wando High School Performing
Arts Center. A portion of the
proceeds will beneft East Cooper
Community Outreach. $5 at the
door. Original performances by:
The Makeshift, Charlie Kendall,
Corey Bargeloh, Savannah Walker
w/Se’nam Palmer, Southern
Sun-featuring Bianca Gardner &
Page Fortuna, The Matt Hoskins
& Michael Wehking Band, Palmer
& Ishmail, Casual Jackets, Kelly
Garber and Tru Colors. PLUS:
original adaptations of songs
by THE BEATLES. For more
info, email caroline_mullinax@
charleston.k12.sc.us or call
881.8200 x 23983

Saturday, May 15
Armed Forces Day
Annual ioP Garden Club Garage
Sale
Pick from a wide selection of plants
and a little bit of everything else
during the IOP Garden Club’s
annual fundraiser. From 8 a.m. –
noon. Rain date is May 22. 2870
I’on Avenue, Sullivan’s Island. For
more info and directions, email
eugenia7@bellsouth.net or call
Janice Ashley at 883-9016.

Mom to Mom Thrift Sale
The sale features items such as
toys, books, clothing, baby
equipment, bedding, furniture
and more from 100 different
consignors and vendors. All
proceeds will go to Lowcountry
Orphan Relief. At the National
Guard Armory, 245 Mathis Ferry
Rd. in Mount Pleasant from 7-11
a.m., and then from 12:30-2 P.M.
for the 50% off sale. $1 entry fee.
For more info, visit www.m2msale.
webs.com.
Charleston County library
presents: Armida
Charleston County Public Library
is continuing its series of free
performances from the Met’s 2009-
2010 season. All performances
are shown in the Charleston
County Main Library Auditorium,
68 Calhoun Street with high-
defnition video and 7.1 surround
sound. Armida will begin at
1:30pm. For more info, call 805-
6930 or visit www.ccpl.org.
Jane Austen Society meeting
The JAS will present a lecture
on “Muslin” by John Meffert. All
are welcome! The meeting begins
at1:30 in the Berkeley Electric
Bldg., 3351 Maybank Hwy, Johns
Island, 29455. For info, call 768-
6453
The little Mermaid
and her friends take you on
a journey ‘Under the Sea’ in
this modern fairytale classic
choreographed by CBT’s Ballet
Master Stephen Gabriel. May 15
& 16 at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. at the
Black Box Theatre. Ariel
TICKETS: Adults $20, Children
$10. For more info, call 723-7334
or go to www.charlestonballet.org
Sunday, May 16
Battery 2 Beach ride
The inaugural B2B group ride
event will start at 10 a.m. at two
locations; Folly Beach at Riverfront
Park, and Isle of Palms in the
parking lot at Palm Blvd. and the
IOP Connector, and will converge
at the Battery (White Point
Gardens) at Noon. Participants
are encouraged to join the group
ride at any point on the route). An
after-party will take place at
noon at Vickery’s downtown, 15
Beaufain Street.
4th Annual First Flush
FesTeAval
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with
music by Warner Brothers
recording artist Robert Randolph &
the Family Band, Cory Chisel and
homegrown artist Crowfeld. Art
and local cuisine booths, as well
as children’s activities and jump
castles will be on hand. Tickets
are $20 at etix.com. For more info,
visit www.charlestonteaplantation.
com
tueSday, May 18
Wando High School Black Box
Theatre: Cor(e)relation
This one-act play is the result
of a collaboration between
Biology 2 students and Drama
2 students. As drama students
explored "diversity", the biology
class shared what they had
learned about biodiversity
and how variety is seen in
the environment. Free, with
donations accepted at the
door. For more info, visit www.
wandohigh.com/clubs/drama, or
call Lori Carroll at 881-8254.
WedneSday, May 19
Shavou’ot / Pentecost

thurSday, May 20
Spay a MeowTHeR Month at Pet
Helpers
May 20 & 27. Owners will need
to show proof of current Rabies
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Is l and Eye Cal endar
May 14 - May ???
and FVRCP vaccinations for their
pet, or they may get the vaccines
day of for just $10. Must make
an appointment by calling 302-
0556. Pet Helpers Spay and Neuter
Clinic, located at 1447 Folly Road.
$25 per cat. For more info, visit
www.pethelpers.org.
Sons of Confederate veterans
meeting
Moultrie Camp #27 SCV meets
every third Thursday of the month
at The Point Grill, Patriots Point
Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. Menu
dinner starts at 6 p.m. followed
by speaker and business meeting.
For more info, called Richard
Steadman at 442-8670.
Coastal exploration Series:
Hobcaw in Bloom
Join naturalist Beth Thomas and
staff of the North Inlet-Winyah
Bay National Estuarine Research
Reserve to identify some of the
common spring wildfowers in
bloom at Hobcaw Barony. 9:00
a.m. to Noon. Register at: www.
dnr.sc.gov/marine/NERR/
seminarseries.html. For more info,
call 953-9354.
Saturday, May 22
National Maritime Day
Mayfest on Sullivan’s island
Bring your golf cart or bicycle
decorated in this year’s theme,
Summer Dreams, and join us at
The Fish Fry Shack (Station 14
½) at 9:30 a.m. Awards for frst,
second and third place. Parade
ends at Battery Gadsden where
games and food will be available
from 10 a.m. – noon.
ioP First united Methodist
Spring Fish Fry
Plates will be served from 4:30
- 7 p.m. at the church,
located at 21st Avenue and
Palm Boulevard on the Isle
of Palms. Drive through
service is available with
call-in orders. Meals are $6
and include fried fsh, grits, hush
puppies and coleslaw. Dessert
bake sale items will be available
in the dining room. For more
information call 886-6610.
Shagging on the Cooper
Dance the night away under the
stars at the new Mount Pleasant
Pier while enjoying live classic
oldies and beach music performed
by Palmetto Soul. Beverages will
be available for purchase on-
site. Tickets are $10 and may be
purchased on-site. 7 p.m. - 11
p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Pier.
For more info, call 795-4386 or
visit www.ccprc.com.
Pet Helpers volunteer
orientation
11 a.m. at Pet Helpers. Call 795-
1110 to reserve a spot in this
required training session for new
volunteers. One-hour session. Pet
Helpers is located at 1447 Folly
Road, James Island.
Charleston Jazz Orchestra
performs Conductor’s Choice
Starting at 7 p.m. at the
Charleston Music Hall, 37 John
Street. The Concert features
artists Ann Caldwell and Oscar
Rivers, as well as pianist Tommy
Gill with his special arrangement
of Rhapsody in Blue for big band
and strings. Tickets: $30 in
advance/$40 day of show. Senior
tickets: $25/$35 day of show.
www.CharlestonMusicHall.com or
853-2252.

Bark Heard Round the World
Learn more about the many
dog rescues found throughout
the Lowcountry and enjoy hot
dogs, activities, dog baths,
special grooming packages, dog
vaccinations & microchipping, and
dog massages by Canine Nirvana.
From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Planet
Bark, 1058 Johnnie Dodds Blvd,
Mount Pleasant. For more info, call
884-1225 or visit the Planet Bark
Facebook page.
if These Walls Could Talk: The
Building of Fort Sumter
by Russell Horres. This
presentation will explore Fort
Sumter’s design aspects and why
construction of the fort took so
long. 2 p.m. At the Fort Moultrie
Visitor Center, 1214 Middle
Street, Sullivan’s Island. For more
information call 883-3123 or visit
www.nps.gov/fosu.
Sunday, May 23
Pet Helpers Tom Cat Blitz
Please bring proof of current
Rabies and FVRCP (Distemper
combo) vaccinations. These
vaccines are available the day
of the surgery for $5 each. The
surgery cost is $15. Owners must
make an appointment by calling
302-0556. Pet Helpers Spay and
Neuter Clinic is located at 1447
Folly Road. For more info visit
www.pethelpers.org.
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D
og lovers and their four
legged companions are
invited to attend Bark Heard
Round the World on Saturday,
May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is being held at Mount
Pleasant’s Planet Bark, located at
1058 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. the
goal of Bark Heard Round the
World is to educate the public on
the horrors of mass dog breeding
operations, often referred to as
puppy mills, and to raise awareness
for rescue organizations. Co-hosted
and sponsored by Daisy’s Place
Retriever Rescue and Lowcountry
Golden Retriever Rescue along
with Planet Bark,
the event will feature
educational materials
and demonstrations
on canine frst aid,
nutrition, dental
health, and emergency
preparedness. The
Mount Pleasant K-9
Patrol will also be giving
live demonstrations
with their dogs.
This is a great
opportunity to meet
adoptable dogs
from various local rescue groups
including Carolina Basset Hound
Rescue, SC Great Dane Rescue,
SC Pitbull Rescue, Animal Rescue
& Relief, Greyhound Rescue,
Lowcountry Golden Retriever
Rescue and Daisy’s Place Retriever
Rescue.
The event will also feature a hot
dog cookout and activities including
dog baths, special grooming
packages, dog vaccinations and
microchipping, and dog massages
by Canine Nirvana. For more
information, contact Planet Bark
at 884-1225 or visit the Planet
Bark Facebook page.
Bark Heard Round the World
By melissa gray, daisy’s Place retriever rescue
F
irst United Methodist
Church at Isle of
Palms will hold its
much-anticipated Spring
Fish Fry this year on
Saturday, May 22. Plates
will be served from 4:30
- 7 p.m. at the church,
which is located at the
intersection of 21st Avenue
and Palm Boulevard. Meals
may also be picked up via a
drive-through service. For
advance orders, call 886-
6610.
Meals are $6 and include
fried fsh, grits, hush
puppies and coleslaw.
Dessert bake sale items will
be available in the dining
room.
The First United
Methodist Fish Fry is held
twice a year by the United
Methodist Men’s group, and
it is one of the church’s most
successful fundraisers.
Proceeds go to support
East Cooper Community
Outreach (ECCO), Meals
on Wheels, and other missions of the United Methodist Men.
For more information, contact the church at 886-6610.
Fish Fry at IOp Methodist
By BoB lang
Ron Pearce, a member of First United Methodist
Church on the Isle of Palms, prepares a meal at a
recent fsh fry. The church is holding its 2010 spring
fsh fry from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.
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J
oin Sam Evans and
Zack Messick, juniors at
Wando High School, in an
entertaining and educational
jazz-oriented beneft at the Isle of
Palms Exchange Club on Monday,
May 24, from 7 – 9 p.m. to help
raise money for the Wando Music
Mentor program, a program
originally created by Evans and
Messick.
Entertainment during the
event will include an appearance
by international performing artist
Cameron Harden Handel, an
talented trumpeter who has played
with Michael Bolton, Seal and
was featured in the touring show
BLAST!, as well as Charleston
Jazz Orchestra performer and
recorded jazz trumpet artist,
Kevin Hackler. Sam and Zach will
then share a short presentation
outlining the proven benefts
of school music programs.
Admission is free with donations
requested. Refreshments and
light appetizers will be served.
Join Sam and Zach to help kick
off this great new program for our
middle schools kids!
The Wando Music Mentor
program matches up National
Honor Society and Beta Club
members with Laing Middle
School kids, providing 6
th
and 7
th

grade students with weekly music
lessons geared toward improving
their musical performances and
helping them to excel in both
band and academics. Through
this program, participants will
also be given the opportunity to
earn a music instrument.
For more information or to
make a donation, visit www.
WandoMusicMentors.com
What: Wando Music
Mentors Beneft
When: Monday, May
24, 2010, 7PM - 9PM
Where: IOP Exchange
Club, 201 Palm Blvd.
Support the future of fne music
B e n e f i t f o r Wa n d o mu s i c me n t o r s at
t H e i o P e x c H a n g e c l u B
O
n Tuesday, April 27, a
call came in to the Isle of
Palms police department
reporting that two teenagers had
been seen attempting to jump off
of the Isle of Palms Connector
near Hamlin Creek. It was 7:30
at night and little light was left
in the day, making it much more
diffcult for responding offcers to
comb the area for the suspected
jumpers. Offcers almost
immediately found wet footprints
leading away from the dock at
Hamlin Creek, but after that, the
trail ended.
While both the IOP Police and
Fire Departments conducted a
search, a passing Coast Guard
helicopter overheard the radio
chatter and asked if they could
help, and Command asked them
to help the offcers scan the area.
Although it was reported by
some local news sources that this
search cost somewhere between
several hundred and $10,000
to conduct, Isle of Palms Town
Administrator Linda Luvvorn
Tucker pointed out that there
was no cost to the City of Isle of
Palms except for the cost of fuel in
the vehicles. “On duty personnel
responded from both the Police
and Fire departments, as well
as a couple of fre department
volunteers,” said Tucker.
“The departments responded
appropriately.”
While there isn’t a law on the
books preventing people from
jumping off of the Isle of Palms
Connector, Lieutenant Raymond
Wright of the Isle of Palms Police
Department hopes to discourage
people from attempting such a
dangerous stunt.
“It’s incredibly dangerous,”
said Lieutenant Wright. “With the
water levels being infuenced by
the tides, you never know if where
you’re jumping is ten feet deep
or two.” He also pointed out the
murky quality of the water, which
fows through silt-laden estuaries
before arriving in Hamlin Creek,
could be concealing just about
anything.
“You have no idea what’s below
the surface of the water,” said
Wright. “You could be jumping
onto a stick or any number of
underwater hazards. Jumping
off this bridge is one of the most
unsafe things you can do.”
If everyone jumped
off a bridge, would you?
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MAYFEST
SATURDAY, MAY 22
“Summer Dreams”

9:30- golf Cart parade
Register & Line up 9:15 am
at “The Fish Fry Shack”
10:00-12:00
Battery gadsden Cultural Center
Summer Games, Food, Art Wall,
Flag Retirement Ceremony & more!
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C
onservation Voters of South
Carolina has announced
its endorsement of Rep.
Mike Sotille for re-election to
House District 112, an area
which includes the Isle of Palms,
Sullivan’s Island and Mount
Pleasant.
“Representative
Sotille takes a
sensible approach
to protecting South
Carolina’s outdoor
traditions,” said
Conservation Voters
of SC Executive
Director, Ann
Timberlake. “Mike
Sotille will fght for clean
air and drinkable water and
he knows that South Carolina
can’t afford to weaken its solid
municipal waste regulations and
invite more out-of-state garbage
to our state.”
Sotille has supported
South Carolina's landmark
Conservation Bank that
works with local land trusts to
voluntarily protect natural and
historic places, such as the Morris
Island Lighthouse. He supports
legislation currently before the
House to fnally manage how
much water can be drawn out of
South Carolina's lakes and rivers,
as well as measures to promote
renewable energy and effciency.
Candidates earn Conservation
Voters' support through an
endorsement process that
includes an examination
of the candidates'
records, questionnaire
responses and
interviews. "Mike
believes that clean,
abundant water is
critical for growth,
for recreation and
for public health. He
is passionate about
protecting South
Carolina's Coast because
he understands how many
Charleston area jobs are
dependent upon our coastal
marshes, beaches and islands,”
added Timberlake.
Since 2002, Conservation
Voters has been making traditional
conservation values a priority for
elected leaders. The independent
bipartisan organization holds
elected leaders accountable and
publishes a biennial Conservation
Scorecard.
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endorsement
Provided By conservation voters of sc
Sotille earns Conservation
T
he Crabpot Players are in
full rehearsal swing at the
Isle of Palms Recreation
Center. Every week, Monday –
Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
the acting troop of 40 practice for
what is going to be one of the most
spectacular performances put on
by the Crabpot Players to date.
“The rehearsals are really
relaxed, but we’re still serious,”
said Caitlyn Miller, an eighth
grader at School of the Arts who
will be playing Charlotte. “Jimmy
is an excellent director and I’m
learning a lot from him.”
“One foot to who you’re talking
to and one foot to the audience,”
smiled Alison Buckaloo as she
quoted one of director Jimmy
Ward’s favorite stage directions.
Alison, an 11-year-old actress
from Sullivan’s Island Elementary,
will be playing Fern.
With some incredible sceneries
created by master craftsman
Dave Melsopp and a couple
surprise special effects, the
Crabpot Players’ presentation
of Charlotte’s Web looks to be
an incredible and memorable
performance. Get your tickets
soon ,they’re going fast!
Charlotte's Web will be
performed at the Isle of Palms
Recreation Center May 26 - 29
at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at
the IOP Rec Center by calling 886-
8294 or dropping by the Center
at 24 Twenty-eighth Avenue. For
more info, visit www.iop.net.
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Kids, send your guess for this week’s Eye
Spy to: info@luckydognews.com
or call 886-NEWS. Please include your
mailing address with your submission.
Do you know what this is?
The frst one to send in the correct answer for the Eye
Spy will receive a coupon for a free ice cream at Café
Medley on Sullivan's Island. Lacy Ambose guessed last
issues Eye Spy, it is the dolphin weather vane on the
Sullivan's side of Breach Inlet.
Eye Spy
Ms. Meek’s 5th grade class celebrates
Earth Day with a beach sweep!
Keeping it clean
PHoto By deBoraH Palmer Time for Twos (2 and up)
10:30-11 a.m.
Tuesdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Pre-School (ages 3-5)
10:15-11 a.m.
Thursdays: June
3, 10, 17, 24.

Do it yourself
Crafts with Grace
Dunbar
Saturday, June 5
at 10 a.m.
u. S. Wind
ensemble
Saturday, June 12
at 2 p.m.
(Sponsored by
Creative Sparks]
SPlASH with Rob
Fowler
Thursday, June
17 at 11 a.m.
Make a splash with the
weatherman! Join Channel 2
meteorologist Rob Fowler as
he talks about rain, puddles,
and things that go SPLASH.
Reservations Required*

Beach lover’s Book Club
Midwife of Blue Ridge by
Christine Blevins
Saturday, June 19
at 10:30 a.m.

Temba
Storytellers
10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 22
Grab your
imagination and
set sail
with stories from
around the world.

lowcountry
turtle team with
Mary Pringle
Tuesday, June 29
at 11 a.m.
Hear the story of
CARA the turtle and learn all
about sea turtle nesting habits.
Create your own carapace to
take home!
June at the poe Library
Poe Library
1921 I’On Avenue
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
883-3914
Hours:
Monday & Friday: 2pm – 6pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday & Sunday: closed
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Do You Know Your Charleston
T
he 2010 Piccolo Spoleto
Sand Sculpting Competition
will take place on Saturday,
June 5, on Front
Beach, Isle of
Palms. Competitors
can enter in the
following divisions:
Children (ages 14
and under), Young
Adult (ages 15 - 20),
Family (at least one
adult and one child)
and Adult (ages
21 and older). The
competition begins
at 9 a.m. Individual
and team entries
are permitted, and
teams are limited
to four (4) people. The frst 200
to register are guaranteed a free
t-shirt, though sizes are subject
to availability. Registration the
day of the event will begin at
8:30 a.m. or register at the Isle
of Palms Recreation Department,
located at 24 28th Avenue. For
more info, call 886-8294 or visit
www.iop.net. This is a free event.
This year’s Sand Sculpting
sponsors include: American
Institute of Architecture, A+
Award’s, Atlanta Bread Company,
Banana Cabana,
Beach House Spa,
Blackbeard’s Cove,
Bulldog Tours,
Budiroes Shrimp
Shack, Carvel Ice
Cream, Charleston
Crab House,
Charleston Water
Sports, Charleston
Limo, Coconut
Joe’s, Barrier Island
Eco Tour’s , East
Copper Sporting
Goods, Home Team
BBQ, Huck’s Low
Country Table, Isle
of Palms Accommodation Tax,
Isle of Palms Marina , Luke n’
Ollie’s, Market Street Salon, My
Favorite Things, Morgan Creek
Grill, Navy/ Marine Corp Energy
Effciency, Noisy Oyster, Original
Charleston Walks, Poe’s Tavern,
Sea Biscuit, Splash, Tidal Wave
Water Sports, Toast, Windjammer
and Wild Dunes.
Shovels ready!
t H e P i c c o l o s P o l e t o s a n d s c u l P t i n g
c o mP e t i t i o n i s c o mi n g u P
C
ongratulations to Home Team Barbeque for winning People’s
Choice best cheeseburger contest on Sullivan’s Island! The
contest was held on Tuesday, May 4, at High Thyme Restaurant.
Judges Bunky Odom, Chris “Snuffy” McDaniel, Jerri England,
Michelle Harris and Leo Fetter tasted cheeseburgers from Home Team,
Sullivan’s Restaurant, Seel’s on Sullivan’s and Dunleavy’s. Chef’s
choice was Sullivan’s Restaurant, chosen by Atlanticville sous chef,
Bobby Yarbrough. The competition
was based on quality of the meat,
bun and cheese. Competitiors were
asked to provide burgers with only
these three items. A “Best Burger”
competition will be held later in the
year, where island restaurants may
submit the most creative, delicious
burger on their menu. Thanks to
all participating restaurants and
judges!
Best cheeseburger on Sullivan’s
(top) Winning chefs from Home Team (l to r) Will Doss and Taylor Garrigan. (above)
Judges were blindfolded during the competition.
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Island Girl
G
rab your fshing rod and get
ready to catch some fun the
Mount Pleasant Pier this
summer! Mount Pleasant kicks off
its inaugural season of the Cooper
River Challenge fshing tournaments
on June 5.
New to the fshing scene, the Cooper
River Challenge fshing tournaments
will be held on June 5 and August
21. This breathtaking pier facility is
a sight to see and offers fshing in the
Charleston Harbor under the shade
of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, with
swings, benches and other seating
available, as well as a gift shop and
restrooms, and be sure to drop by The
River Watch Café for lunch.
“While the Lowcountry’s mild
temperatures allow for year-around
fshing, we see more fsh being caught
during the warmer months,” said
Folly Beach Fishing Pier Manager
Kerry Hanson. “The Florida Pompano
is the most prized catch on the pier
among our locals. Other common
catches include sea trout, sheepshead,
blackdrum, mackerel and more.”
It doesn’t matter if you are visiting
the pier for the frst time, or have never
fshed before. The Mount Pleasant
Pier offer everything a novice would
need for a fun day of fshing, including
equipment rentals, tackle and frozen
bait, as well as helpful staff to answer
all of your fshing questions.
So slap on some sunscreen and head
out to the pier this summer for some
good-spirited competition! Registration
fees for the pier tournaments are $12 for
ages 13 and up, $7 for ages 3-12, and
$14 for King Mackerel. Registration for
all tournaments begins at 6 a.m. and
takes place on-site only. Tournaments
end at 4 p.m.
and prizes are
awarded at 4:15
p.m. Parking fees
are a separate
charge from
tournament
registration fee.
For additional
information
call the Mount
Pleasant Pier at
762-9946 or visit
www.ccprc.com.
Catch the big one at the Cooper River Challenge
Provided By cHarleston county ParKs and recreation
ccPrc 2010 fisHing
tournament scHedule:
June 5 – Cooper River Challenge,
Mount Pleasant Pier
August 21 – Cooper River
Challenge, Mount Pleasant Pier
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T
he USTA announced that
The Players Racquet and
Tennis Club will host the 1st
annual Mount Pleasant Women’s
Pro Classic
on June
13-20. The
tournament
will showcase
the rising stars
of the USTA
Women’s
Pro Circuit,
including
Shelby Rogers
of Charleston,
South
Carolina.
The feld
for the Mount
Pleasant
Women’s Pro
Classic will feature 32 singles
players and 16 doubles teams.
Players ranked between 300
and 700 in the world typically
compete in $10K-level events. The
qualifying tournament, beginning
June 13, will determine the fnal
four singles players in the feld.
The Mount Pleasant Women’s
Pro Classic is making its mark
as the only women’s professional
tennis tournament in Charleston
aside from the Family Circle
Cup. It is a professional clay
court tournament where winners
will take home $10,000 in prize
money. The tournament will kick
off with a
Player’s
Party on
June 14 at
the Players
Racquet and
Tennis Club,
which will
be a great
opportunity
for the
public to
meet the
players.
“Having
grown up
in Mount
Pleasant and
training at the Players Racquet
and Tennis Club, I am thrilled
that such an amazing event will
be hosted in my home town,” says
Shelby.
For tickets or sponsorship
information, please contact The
Players Racquet and Tennis
Club at 330-1128 or visit the
tournament website at www.
mtpwomensproclassic.com.
World-class professional tennis
comes to Mount pleasant
Shelby Rogers of Charleston.
The following is a synopsis of
some of the activities of the Isle of
Palms Police Department during
the month of April 2010.
Patrol
April 3, 2010: A married couple
arrived at the Public Safety
Building in separate vehicles
to report a domestic dispute
at their Forest Trail residence.
The male subject was injured
to the degree that he needed
immediate medical assistance
from fre department personnel.
After offcers met with each party
separately the female subject was
taken into custody and charged
with Criminal Domestic Violence.
Offcers returned to the residence
and processed the room where
the assault took place. The
victim was transported to the
hospital for treatment.
April 4, 2010: Just after
midnight, an offcer on patrol
observed a vehicle driving down
Ocean Boulevard with a large
cardboard box on the hood.
The offcer stopped the vehicle
to investigate and the offcer
determined that the female driver
was wanted by the Charleston
County Sheriff’s Offce for
Possession of Cocaine. The
subject was taken into custody.
After being handcuffed the
subject became unruly, yelling
profanities and attempting
to avoid getting into a police
vehicle. She was charged with
Hindering an Offcer and was
transported to the Charleston
County Detention Center.
April 5, 2010: Offcers
responded to a residence on
Sandpiper Court regarding
a domestic dispute at that
location. The female resident
had locked herself in a bedroom
because her estranged husband
had arrived at the residence. The
female had told her husband
that the police had been called
and he met the offcers outside
when they arrived. The female
was escorted to her vehicle with
her belongings without further
incident.
April 6, 2010: Offcers
responded to the Front Beach
near the County Park where
several 911 calls reported a male
subject with a handgun. Offcers
stayed in the area until it was
determined that the suspect in
question had left the area. A few
minutes later, offcers received a
call that the person with the gun
was cruising the Front Beach in
a vehicle, then an additional call
that reported gunshots in the
Municipal Parking Lot. A vehicle
believed to have been involved
in the previous incidents was
stopped on the Connector, but
no weapon was located after the
offcer received consent to search
that vehicle. An Investigator later
returned to the parking lot and
located 9mm shell casings.
April 7, 2010: Offcers
responded to a residence on 23
rd

Avenue where a family member
reported that his son had
threatened to commit suicide.
The offcers were able to convince
the subject to seek immediate
medical assistance. The subject
refused EMS transportation but
agreed to allow the offcer to
drive the subject to East Cooper
Medical Center, where his
parents met him to arrange for a
psychological evaluation.
April 9, 2010: Just after 3:30
a.m., an offcer on patrol in the
parking lot of the Kangaroo
Express went inside to check on
the welfare of the clerk, who was
not visible in the store from the
parking lot. The offcer located
the clerk in the back room. While
exiting the store, the offcer
encountered a young-looking
male subject who appeared to be
under the infuence of alcohol.
The offcer asked him if he had
been drinking and he denied
that he had. Due to the subject’s
condition and young age, he
was taken into custody and
found to be in possession of his
older brother’s drivers license.
The subject was identifed as
being 17 years old and was
administered a Datamaster Test
that registered a .20% level of
alcohol. The subject was charged
with Underage Consumption
of Alcohol and Unlawful Use of
Another’s DL and released to the
custody of a responsible friend of
the family.
April 9, 2010: An offcer on
patrol observed several teenagers
standing near a vehicle parked
on Palm Boulevard near 34
th

Avenue with one subject holding
a can of beer. The offcer stopped
to speak with the subject and
requested that he pour the
beer out. The subject dropped
the beer and ran away toward
the beach. Two of the subject’s
companions were detained
briefy and the offcer determined
that the subject was staying at
a rental several blocks away.
Offcers went to that residence
and waited outside for the
subject to return. When the
subject returned he was charged
with Minor in Possession of
Beer, No Alcohol on Streets, and
Hindering.
April 12, 2010: At the request
of management, offcers on foot
patrol at Grand Pavilion in Wild
Dunes encountered several
subjects on the boardwalk
in possession of alcohol. Two
female teenagers were identifed
and charged with Underage
Possession of Beer.
April 13, 2010: A Sullivan’s
Island police offcer requested
assistance with a combative
male subject who was attempting
to kick out the windows of the
offcer’s police vehicle after being
placed under arrest. Since Isle
of Palms police vehicles are
equipped with window bars, the
subject was transferred to our
police vehicle for transport to the
Detention Center.
April 14, 2010: The Principal
of Sullivan’s Island Elementary
School notifed the Isle of Palms
Police Department that two
5
th
grade female students had
reported to her that a suspicious
male subject stopped to ask
them if they needed a ride after
they had waved to the subject
while playing in the street on
Forest Trail. They provided a
description of the subject and
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Police Blotter
the vehicle. The school district
then made reverse 911 telephone
notifcations to all Isle of Palms
parents. An Investigator has
met with the children and their
parents and all efforts are being
utilized to locate the vehicle to
identify the suspect.
April 17, 2010: Offcers
responded to the parking lot of
the local supermarket where
an assault had been reported.
A citizen reportedly assaulted
a male subject for parking his
vehicle in a handicapped parking
spot. The victim did not wish to
pursue charges.
April 18, 2010: Offcers
responded to a residence on
Ocean Boulevard just after
midnight for a complaint of
noise at that location. The
offcer’s observed many people
signifcantly below the age of
21 consuming alcohol in their
presence. Upon the offcer’s
announcement to gather in one
area, many persons present on
the property ran into the house
from the yard to avoid contact
with the offcer. A total of 16
persons present were underage,
with one over 21 who assumed
responsibility for purchasing the
alcohol. The 16 were charged
with Underage Possession of
Beer, and the other subject with
Transfer of Liquor to Minors. All
of the alcohol was photographed
then destroyed. A representative
of the rental company responded
to the residence and since all
were leaving by 10 a.m., they
were allowed to stay in the
residence until then.
April 18, 2010: Just after 2
a.m., an offcer on patrol of the
Connector observed a vehicle
traveling over 70 miles per
hour swerve and almost lose
control. While speaking to the
driver, the offcer immediately
detected a strong odor of alcohol
and observed the driver staring
down at the steering wheel
after being asked to provide her
identifcation. The driver agreed
to perform Field Sobriety Tests,
but needed to lean against her
vehicle to stand. The driver
failed the tests and was taken
into custody and administered
a Datamaster Test where she
registered a .21% level of alcohol.
The driver was charged with
DUI and was transported to the
Detention Center.
April 19, 2010: A offcer on
patrol observed a male subject
operating a vehicle on Palm
Boulevard. The offcer knew
that the driver recently had his
license revoked due to a drug
conviction. The vehicle was
stopped and the driver was
cited for DUS 2nd offense, and
Expired Registration.
April 19, 2010: The Isle of Palms
Fire Department requested that
the police department respond
to assist with a medical call they
were on at the intersection of
21
st
Avenue and Palm Boulevard.
A citizen observed the male
subject fall fat on his face near
the roadway after exiting the
beach. The subject was irate that
the fre department personnel
had called EMS and the police.
EMS declined to transport the
subject due to his demeanor and
intoxicated state. The subject
was given the opportunity to call
his parents in Mount Pleasant
for a ride, but he refused to do
so stating he would sleep in his
car. He was taken into custody
charged with Public Intoxication.
April 21, 2010: An offcer
stopped a vehicle on the
Connector for speeding and while
checking the driver’s license
discovered that the subject was
wanted for a drug-related charge
by the Mount Pleasant Police
Department. Once this was
confrmed, the driver was taken
into custody. A Mount Pleasant
police offcer responded to their
location and assumed custody of
the driver.
April 22, 2010: An offcer
stopped a vehicle for speeding on
the Connector and after running
the driver’s license determined
that she was wanted by the
Commonwealth of Virginia for
Forgery. Virginia authorities
advised that they would extradite
so the driver was taken into
custody and transported to
the Detention Center to await
extradition.
April 23, 2010: Offcers
responded to a residence on
Chapman Avenue where a
domestic dispute had been
reported. After speaking to both
subjects, it was determined that
the dispute had been verbal
in nature. Both subjects were
separated for the rest of the
evening.
April 23, 2010: An offcer
on patrol of the Front Beach
area observed a male subject
staggering in the median and
attempting to stand still by
holding onto a palm tree for
balance. It was determined that
the subject was intoxicated,
but the offcer walked with the
subject in an attempt to locate
his friend for a ride home. Once
he was unable to locate his
friend and unable to indicate
which hotel he was staying in
he was taken into custody and
charged with Public Intoxication.
April 24, 2010: An offcer
on patrol of the Front Beach
observed several subjects
walking on Ocean Boulevard
with containers of alcohol and
stopped to investigate. Since
the offcer had warned the same
subjects on the beach two hours
prior about no alcohol allowed on
the beach or street, he cited all
three with No Alcohol on Beach
or Streets.
April 24, 2010: Just after 11
p.m., an offcer observed two
juvenile subjects carrying coolers
walk onto the 33
rd
Avenue beach
access. The offcer followed the
subjects onto the beach and
spoke with both, who stated they
were going to party at a nearby
house. Other offcers were called
to the area when more underage
subjects were observed on the
top deck of the residence in
question. Due to the fact that
the offcer knew alcohol and
underage subjects were involved,
they made entry to the residence
and located 14 persons ranging
in age from 15 to 20. Located
in the area where persons
were located were numerous
containers of alcohol, which was
photographed and destroyed. A
quantity of marijuana and drug
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Police Blotter continued from page 25
paraphernalia was also seized
and taken as evidence. Three
juveniles were identifed and
later released to their parents
charged with Underage
Possession of Alcohol. Eleven
subjects were also charged with
Underage Possession of Alcohol
and one with the additional
charge of Simple Possession of
Marijuana. The residence was
vacant and being remodeled and
the owner did not wish to pursue
charges for the illegal entry into
the residence.
April 27, 2010: Offcers
responded to a residence on 22
nd

Avenue where a domestic dispute
had been reported between a
mother and adult son. Offcers
determined that the dispute was
over currency that the son had
allegedly taken from his mother’s
purse, which resulted in an
altercation between the son and
his mother’s boyfriend when he
attempted to enter the home to
retrieve personal property. The
matter never rose to a level of
violence. The son agreed to leave
the residence without further
incident.
April 27, 2010: Offcers
responded to the Connector
where a citizen reported that a
teenage boy had jumped from the
bridge into Hamlin Creek. Fire
Department personnel responded
and searched the surrounding
waterway by boat. The Fire
Department requested the
assistance of the Coast Guard
and Charleston County Rescue.
Based on visible evidence it is
believed that the subject safely
climbed onto a nearby dock and
left the area.
April 28, 2010: A female
came to the police department
to report that she had been
sexually assaulted by a male
subject on the Isle of Palms in
July of 2009, which resulted in
an unwanted pregnancy. The
victim stated that after a date
with a subject who she met on
the Internet she ended up passed
27 May 14, 2010
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Financial
I
f you’re an investor, you might
be shaking your head in
dismay after looking at your
recent brokerage statements. In
fact, you might even be thinking
about giving up on Wall Street
altogether. But before you do,
consider the following story.
Two typical American children,
Mary and Michael, begin their
day with a hearty breakfast of
oatmeal produced by Quaker
Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo,
based in Purchase, New York. At
school, they work on a computer,
using a Windows operating
system produced by Microsoft,
based in Redmond, Washington.
Upon returning home, they do
their homework under a lamp
containing light bulbs produced by
General Electric, headquartered in
Fairfeld, Connecticut. That night
their parents, pressed for time,
take them to McDonald’s, whose
corporate offce is in Oak Brook,
Illinois, and the children eat Big
Macs and drink Cokes, produced
by Coca-Cola, based in Atlanta,
Georgia. Before going to bed,
Michael and Mary wash up with
Ivory Soap, produced by Proctor &
Gamble, based in Cincinnati, and
are thrilled to learn their parents
are going to take them to Walt
Disney World, owned by The Walt
Disney Company, which operates
out of Burbank, California.
You get the picture. None of
these businesses are on Wall
Street — and when you invest
in them, you’re not investing in
“Wall Street,” which is really just
a shorthand term for our system
of trading stocks. Unfortunately,
many people seem to think
they are actually investing in
the system itself, rather than
in individual businesses, so
when they repeatedly hear that
“it’s been a wild day on Wall
Street,” they start believing
that the very act of investing
has become too risky for them.
But that’s not the case. As you
can tell by their products, the
companies mentioned above are
likely to be around for a long time
— or at least until people stop
using computers, washing their
hands and eating hamburgers.
Does that mean that the stock
prices of these types of companies
will just keep climbing? Of course
not. These businesses, like all
businesses, will go through good
and bad periods, and their stock
prices will refect these ups and
downs. But here’s the key point:
Barring an unforeseen calamity
of epic proportions, there will
always be businesses in which
you can invest. And if you buy
quality companies and hold them
for the long term, you’re going to
increase your chances for
success.
So when
you’re
considering
your investment
strategy,
don’t worry
about today’s
turbulence on
“Wall Street.”
Instead, look
at tomorrow’s
prospects for
the companies
in which you’re
interested. Are
their products
competitive? Do
they belong to
an industry that
is on the ascent
or the decline?
Do they have good
management teams? Have they
been consistently proftable over
the years? By answering these
and other key questions, you
should be able to get a good
sense of whether a stock is a good
investment candidate.

By thinking more about the
individual businesses
in which you
might invest,
and less
about “Wall
Street,” you
can become a
more focused
investor, and
over the long
term, that
focus can pay
off for you.
This article
was provided
by Edward
Jones, located
at 1505 Palm
Blvd on the Isle
of Palms. You
can reach them
at 886-9229
or visit www.
edwardjones.com.
Invest in Businesses — Not Wall Street
By dimi matoucHev

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