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fter graduation, some
college kids decide to travel
to Europe. Others jump
right into the workforce. Still
others continue their education
in graduate school. AnnaMary
Richmond of Nashville, Steve
Romanshek of Paradise,
California, and Isle of Palms
native Sallie Marchant chose
to celebrate the end of their
college education by biking
across the United States.
The trio began their 3,000-
mile trek in San Diego,
California on October 4. Not
only is the trip an adventure
of a lifetime, but it is raising both money
and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.
AnnaMarys father passed away two years
ago from MS, Marchant explains. He had
it for ffteen years, so were doing this in
his memory. Romansheks grandmother
also suffers from the disease, so the three
are riding in her honor as well. State by
state, the friends have met with strangers
along the way and told them about their
journey,
in hopes of
raising awareness about Multiple
Sclerosis.
The group met each other a few
summers ago while working in Jackson
Hole, Wyoming. Since graduating in May,
they decided to join together on a journey

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or twenty years, the talented actors and crew
at Crabpot Players have wowed audiences
from around the lowcountry. Perhaps a less
known story is how the beloved island theater
company developed. As the group gets ready for
their upcoming performance of The Little Mermaid
Jr: The Musical next week, Jimmy Ward, founder
of Crabpot Players, looks back on the past twenty
years of plays, performances, and productions.
The birth of Crabpot Players in 1993 happened
largely by luck and a little fate. It really started
on a lark, Ward says. Joining forces with
the Windjammers Malcolm Burgis, the two
brainstormed ideas to draw people out to the island
in the slower winter months when tourists have
returned home and beaches are less appealing.
I told Malcolm we should start doing plays and
he looked at me like I was crazy. He said, A play
in a rock and roll bar? Youre crazy! But the
Windjammer already had a perfect stage all it
needed was a cast, a crew and a director. Ward
was up to the task. I was involved in theater in
college. I fgured we could do one play. It would be
fun, he explains.
Ward chose Preston Jones The Last Meeting of
the Knights of the White Magnolia for the debut
performance of this one-time, spur-of-the-moment
island theater group. Auditions were held. No one
The Show Does Go On
c r A b P o t P l Ay e r s G e A r s U P
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(l to r) Krissy McKown (playing Sebastian), Janae Tanti (playing
Arial) rehearse their upcoming performance with Jimmy Ward.
F o r U P c o Mi n G P e r F o r MA n c e
by hAnnAh dockery
2 December 7, 2012
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A citizen's perspective
Progress on a New Sullivans Island Town Hall
By SuSan Middaugh
T
he Sullivans Island Town Council
focussed on options for a new Town
Hall at the November 20, 2012, Council
meeting. Based on thoughtful consideration
of opinion surveys submitted by residents,
citizen input at Town Council meetings and the
detailed information provided by consultants
from Creech & Associates, Council members
voted unanimously to eliminate one option: a
return to the old Town Hall.
A Little Background:
In June, 2011, the
Town Administration
and Police Department
vacated the old Town
Hall due to mold
problems and relocated
to rented trailers
behind the Fire Station
at 2050 Middle Street.
Council hired Creech
& Associates to study
space needs and
provide cost estimates
for three options for a
new Town Hall. David
Creech presented the
consultant report at a
Community Meeting
held September 11,
2012. Mayor Smith
and Council members
answered questions
and asked those attending the meeting to
fll out a survey available online or on paper.
Island residents and property owners not at
this meeting were also given the opportunity
(advertised by email, Town Newsletter and
Town website) to view the consultants
presentation online and take the survey.
Keep in mind that the survey results are from
individuals who chose to respond and not
from a scientifc sample of all Islanders.
Survey Results: The Town received 139
survey responses (129 online and 7 on
paper). The information from the survey is
summarized in a report to be posted on the
Town Website. This report, together with
written comments that were submitted
as part of the survey, is available at Town
Hall. Highlights of the survey fndings are
presented here.
Option 1: Renovate the existing Town
Hall (1610 Middle Street) for Town Hall
personnel only and relocate the Police
Station to an expanded Fire Station or
stand-alone building at 2050 Middle
Street. Responses to Do you like
Option #1? are: Yes = 21% , No = 62%,
Town Hall continues on page 5
December 7, 2012
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Letters to the Editor...
Dear Editor,
I recently read an article
regarding NYC considering
building barrier islets to help
against the next possible
hurricane surge after the massive
destruction to the City caused
by Hurricane Sandy. I think this
is an excellent idea. However,
I would also suggest that NYC
build a $30 million dollar, 50' tall,
74,000 square-foot school on the
Atlantic side of one of these islets
and fll it with children. After the
school is destroyed by the next
hurricane (hopefully without the
children in it), they can rebuild it.
Makes perfect sense to me. What
better use of taxpayers' dollars?
Martha Smith
Flag Street
Sullivan's Island
____________________________
Dear Editor,
There Ought To Be a LawAnd
There Is!
Ever wonder why ridiculously
and patently out-of-proportion
buildings have not been built on
Sullivans Island? Because the
Town of Sullivans Island has
local laws (ordinances) designed
to prevent just thatand in the
not-too-distant past, members
of Town Council honored their
Oaths of Offce and abided by the
ordinances passed by previous
Town Councils. The current Town
Council has apparently arrogated
to itself the power to ignore at will
previously passed ordinances.
Hence, Town Councils approval
of the out-of-proportion, out of
context structure on the site of the
old Sullivans Island Elementary
School. One big OOPS (Out-Of-
Proportion School)!
The outside attorney hired
by Town Council, at taxpayer
expense, by the way, asserts in the
Defense that while previous Town
Councils passed neighborhood
compatibility ordinances, it is
somehow appropriate for this
Town Council to ignore those
ordinances and approve a
building that is incompatible with
SI neighborhoods.
Where, exactly, is that stated
in our Town ordinances? If that
is actually the case, why have
ordinances at all? Is it really true
on Sullivans Island that every
Town Council gets to start from
scratch and approve whatever
suits its fancy, as the current
Town Council has done in the case
of Sullivans island Elementary
School?
Now, lets see if we can fnd
a good spot on Town-owned
property for that Super Wal-
Mart that will beneft all of the
folks on Isle of Palms and Mount
Pleasant
Barbara Spell
Sullivans Island
Holiday Debris
Collection Schedule
Household Garbage: December 26 and January 2
Bulk Trash: December 27 and January 3
Recycling: December 27
Roll-out carts curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day and removed
by 7 p.m. Please call Town Hall at 883-3198 if you have garbage
collection concerns or questions.
2013 Licenses & Permits
Renew your dog permit for 2013 (on sale now). Permits issued
Mon-Fri (8 a.m. 5 p.m.) at Town Hall (2050-B Middle Street,
behind Fire Station). Remember to bring your current rabies
vaccination record (need to provide a hard copy every year),
check/cash payment ($35/permit; resident rate is $25/permit)
and name of liability insurance carrier (i.e. homeowners or
renters insurance).
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DAILY
showed up. I ended up grabbing my buddies from the bar that had
never even been in a play. They had never even seen a play! Ward
recalls, laughing. And they kept getting mad at me because I wouldnt
let them have beer during rehearsal! The group of nine bar buddies
with no theater experience, or even interest, followed Wards lead and
practiced the play in the bottom of the Windjammer. On opening night
in November of 1993, the ragtag group of actors performed in front
of a sold out audience, largely due to the Windjammers promotional
efforts. There was even a guy from the Post & Courier there doing a
review, Ward says. The next morning when I opened up the paper,
I thought, this is going to be a disaster. But the reviewer loved it. He
was raving about our show. Even Malcolm was happy. From that
moment on, Ward was bitten by the theater bug once again.
And with that, Crabpot Players was born. Ward began working
hard to make the island theater group more renowned among locals.
A friend from USC helped develop the Crabpot logo, and Ward began
delving into playwriting to have original material to work with. I love
writing about the Charleston area in history, Ward explains. Every
restaurant, every bar comes with a cast of characters. The program
at Crabpots grew and talented individuals began stepping up to
become part of this mishap island sensation. Crabpot Players began
performing popular plays like Miracle on 34th Street, Charlottes Web,
and The Wizard of Oz. After several performances at the Windjammer,
Crabpot Players began performing at the Isle of Palms Recreation
Department, which lasted for several years.
After things unraveled at the Rec Department, Crabpot Players
needed a new place to call home. Wild Dunes was there to answer the
call. The latest Crabpot Players production, The Little Mermaid Jr: The
Musical, will take place in Wild Dunes Palmetto Hall. Perhaps flled
with the spirit of giving, Wild Dunes is offering the Hall to Crabpot
Players free of charge. Mayor Cronin and several others really wanted
to help us out, Ward says. And Wild Dunes has been absolutely
wonderful. They have been so generous. After nearly twenty years,
Ward couldnt be happier with the success of the company. Its
not just me, he adds. So many people have worked to make this
possible. I couldnt do it without them.
The Little Mermaid will run from Tuesday, December 11 through
Friday, December 15. Shows began at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15
general admission, $12 seniors and students, and $10 children ages
3 10. We have a great cast. It really is going to be a terrifc show.
Palmetto Hall is located at 4600 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms.
Tickets can be purchased at www.crabpotplayers.com or by calling
410-8886.
Crabpots is my passion, he says. I love it. When those kids come
off the stage after their frst night of performingthe look in their eye
is all the payment I need.
For more information on Crabpot Players, visit crabpotplayers.com
or call 410-8886.
Crabpot Players continues from cover
E
ast Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) has been presented
with the Angel Award by South Carolinas Secretary of State,
Mark Hammond. For sixteen years the Secretary of State has
compiled a list of the states best charities in order to assist donors
with their choices. Only ten non-proft organizations are selected
each year for this recognition. A press conference was held at the
State House in Columbia followed by a reception in the Secretary of
States Offce.
The Angel Award is presented to ten charities annually who meet
several criteria. Each non-proft recipient must spend at least 80
percent of its budget on the programs for its clients. The charity must
also be in existence for more than three years and utilize volunteers
effectively with little dependence on grants and with no government
funding.
Jack Little, ECCOs Executive Director, said, This is such an
honor to be selected for this prestigious award. There are so many
worthy non-profts across the state and we are so pleased to receive
this acknowledgement. We have a tremendous Board who leads in
meeting the high standards of accountability and transparency. We
know that we have a tremendous responsibility to be good stewards
of our donors resources in our effort of addressing the needs of the
working poor.
Starting in 1989 after Hurricane Hugo by Christ Our King
Catholic Church, ECCO has continued to grow to address the needs
and barriers, which keep the poor and working poor from moving
ahead. Mr. Little goes on to say, A huge part of our ability to provide
services with little overhead is because of our volunteers. Volunteers
give hundreds of hours each week. Their tasks vary from serving as
dentists to interviewing clients to working in our food and clothing
warehouse. Also, Linda Grausso, our Director of Operations, is to
be commended for her diligence in guiding our staff toward these
high ideals. Our staff is very dedicated to providing our services with
dignity while instilling hope for change.
East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) strives to provide
safety net services for our low income neighbors while empowering
them to create better lives for themselves, their families and their
communities.
ECCO provides emergency assistance for food, clothing, household
furnishings, and fnancial needs. As well as, ongoing services
including medical, dental, prescription drug assistance, education
and counseling.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY ECCO
Soaring to New Heights
E C C O R E C E I V E S A N G E L A WA R D
F R O M S E C R E TA R Y O F S TAT E
SPECIAL TO THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
(l to r) Jack Little, Executive Director, Mark Hammond, SC Sectretary of State, Linda
Grausso, Director of Operations, and Fred Shinners, ECCO's Vice President.
December 7, 2012 5
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Unsure/No Opinion = 7%, No Response = 10% (see illustration
on page 2). These responses indicate relatively low support
for this option. Comments indicate that residents recognize
the limitations of this building which would remain at ground
level in a food zone, would not be large enough to house the
Police Department as well as Town Administration and would
be located in a residential neighborhood apart from other Town
departments. The cost estimate is $2.8 million.
Option2: Construct a new Town Hall / Police Station on Town
property near the Fire Station and Water/Sewer Department at
2050 Middle Street. This option would include Town Hall and
Police in one building. Responses to Do you like Option #2?
are: Yes = 56%, No = 27%, Unsure/No Opinion = 10% and No
Response = 7% (see illustration on page 2). These responses
indicate relatively good support for this option. Comments
indicate that residents appreciate the potential effciencies in a
building designed for Town Hall functions and locating all Town
departments in a common location near the business district
but not in Stith Park. Also, residents would like more specifc
information about this option. The Cost estimate is 2.9 million,
after factoring in the sale of the old Town Hall.
Option 3: Purchase and modify the historic Post Exchange
Building at 1714 Middle Street. This option would include a
conversion of the building from its current residential use to
a new Town Hall. The Police Station would be relocated to an
expanded Fire Station or stand-alone police building at 2010
Middle Street. Responses to Do you like Option #3? are: Yes
= 32%, No = 50%, Unsure/No Opinion = 8% and No Response
= 10% (see illustration on page 2). These responses indicate
mixed support for this option. Comments indicate support
for adaptive reuse of a signifcant historic building, but also
concerns about maintenance and the location in a residential
area away from other Town departments. The cost estimate is
$2.8 million, after factoring in the sale of the old Town Hall.
What Happens Next: Town Council voted to focus next on obtaining
additional information on Option 2 construction of a new building.
Council is specifcally interested in how building design and location
would affect construction cost. The consultants provided a general
cost estimate based primarily on square footage, a two-story foor
plan and a location on Middle Street between the Fire Station and
the Park. How would this cost compare, for example, with a single
story building on the higher site where the Town Hall trailers are now
located? Would pilings be required for one location but not another? In
the meantime, Option 3, the Historic Post Exchange Building, is still
on the table. There is also some interest in the current Post Offce site
- possibly including a Post
Offce as part of a new Town
Hall. As interesting as this
sounds, it would depend
on time-consuming and
uncertain U.S. Government
approvals, and every month
that the Town occupies
the current rental trailers
costs $6,000. At present,
Town Council is interested
in moving forward as
quickly as feasible while
staying open to new ideas.
So stay tuned, follow the
process as it unfolds and
contribute your thoughts
and opinions to your Town
Council members.
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Photos Provided by AnnAmAry richmond
for MS awareness. It was AnnaMarys
idea, Marchant says. We decided
since we were taking a gap year after
school, it would be the best opportunity
to do it. Before heading out on their
adventure, the three sent out letters
to family and friends requesting
donations and support, and set up an
online donation system through the
MS national website, where funds go
directly to the foundation. The success
of the fundraiser has far exceeded
expectations. Our original goal was
$5,000, Marchant says. With four
days left on the trip, the three friends
have raised over $18,000. Its been
hugely successful, she says. Were
amazed.
Perhaps what is most amazing
about the coast-to-coast biking
voyage is that neither Marchant,
Richmond, nor Romanshek had any
previous cycling experience. Without
a plan and without a specifc route,
they just set out to make a difference.
We just threw ourselves into this.
None of us were avid cyclists, adds
Marchant. We were all in shape but
we didnt know anything about bike
touring. We just did it. Though the
trip will certainly be an unforgettable
experience, it has not been without
challenges. We didnt really factor
in all of the mountain passes and
the hills, she says. We were in the
desert for weeks. It was so hot and we
ran out of water. At some points we
didnt know if we were going to make
it through. Despite the uncertainty,
the friends completed their trip on
Saturday, December 1, at Marchants
family home on the Isle of Palms.
Along the way, the trio
witnessed such sites as the
Grand Canyon, Route 66, and
Graceland. True to Marchants
Southern spirit, they even made
their way to a South Carolina/
Clemson football game. After
nearly two months of cycling,
the three bikers fnished their
journey and formed an amazing
bond. Being with AnnaMary
and Steve has been one of the
best parts, Marchant says.
Their story is encouraging,
especially around the holiday
season. We have met so many
wonderful people along the way,
she says. People always talk
about the bad things in the
world, but anytime we needed
help, somewhere to stay, water,
or meals, someone was always
there to lend a hand. We never
had a day where there wasnt
anyone willing to help.
For more information
about the biking trip, visit
AnnaMary Richmonds blog
at coasttocoasttofndacure.
wordpress.com. To donate to
the National MS Foundation
and help support their cause,
visit www.nationalmssociety.
org/goto/annamary.
Bike trip continues from cover
December 7, 2012 7
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T
he annual Holiday Festival of Lights kicked off its 23
rd
season
November 9 with the awards ceremony for the events annual
Giant Greeting Card and Gingerbread House Competitions.
Winning entries in both competitions are on display during the
festival, which runs daily through December 31.
This year, the Giant Greeting Card Competition received 39 entries
from Charleston County student groups in elementary, middle and
high school divisions. The winning top three schools in each division
received a trophy and cash award to apply back into their school arts
program. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission
is very pleased to recognize the efforts and creativity of the winning
schools:

Elementary School Division:
First Place: Drayton Hall Elementary
Second Place: Orange Grove Elementary Charter-Studio Art
Third Place: Sunshine House Park West

Middle School Division:
First Place: Ft. Johnson Middle Art Club
Second Place: James Island Middle
Third Place: Thomas Cario Middle

High School Division:
First Place: West Ashley High School
Second Place: Septima P. Clark Academy
Third Place: Palmetto Scholars Academy

Entries for the annual Holiday Festival of Lights Gingerbread
House Competition were judged in fve age categories for creativity,
craftsmanship, theme, diffculty, and overall appearance. From an
enchanting Pirate Ship, and Lighthouse to a Snow-topped Village,
entries exhibited unique themes, a high level of creativity and
craftsmanship. Winners were:

Kit Category - All Ages:
First Place: Madeleine Hirsch
Second Place: Emily Harris
Honorable Mention: Eliza Eckert, Marley Eckert

Original Category - Ages 17 and Older:
First Place: Kelly Schmeling
Second Place: Beth Tompkins

Original Category Youth Ages 8-16:
First Place: Lydia Cox

Original Category - Parent-Child (Child Ages 3-7):
First Place: Spence Cox
Second Place: Lucas Kaul

Many of the winning Gingerbread Houses and Giant Greeting Cards
may be viewed on site at the Holiday Festival of Lights.
The festivals 3
rd
annual Light
Display Design Contest for
ages 12 and under is currently
accepting entries through
January 4, 2013. This contest
encourages youth to submit
drawings for future light
displays. One drawing will be
selected as an inspiration for a
new light display at next years
Holiday Festival of Lights. To
download an event entry form
and for contest details, visit
holidayfestivalofights.com.For
more information on the Holiday
Festival of Lights, visit www.
holidayfestivalofights.com or
call 843-795-4386.

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice
H O L I D AY F E S T I VA L O F L I G H T S A N N O U N C E S G I A N T G R E E T I N G C A R D
A N D G I N G E R B R E A D H O U S E C O MP E T I T I O N F I N A L I S T S
PROVIDED BY CHARLESTON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
Paying Tribute
to the Past
T
he Sullivans Island
Historic Cemetery
Association alongside
the Town of Sullivans Island
honored the lives and stories of
those buried in the 200 year old
cemetery on Myrtle Avenue in
a special dedication ceremony
on November 30. Mayor Carl
Smith spoke on behalf of the
Town while residents and
visitors alike gathered to honor
the past. Though the cemetery
is no longer in active use, the
borders are defned and graves
are accessible.
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V
enus Williams, former
World No. 1 and 2004 Cup
Champion, has offcially
entered the 2013 Family Circle
Cup. Williams joins World No.
9, Samantha Stosur, in the top-
notch player feld assembling on
Daniel Island. The 41st Family
Circle Cup will be contested
March 30 April 7, 2013 at the
Family Circle Tennis Center.
Venus is a tennis superstar
with adoring fans and passion
for the game, which makes it so
exciting to watch her compete,
said Eleanor Adams, Family
Circle Cup Tournament Manager.
I know our fans at the Cup are
eager to have her return again in
2013.
Venus Williams is gaining
momentum again after winning
her frst tournament in nearly
two years, this past month, in
Copenhagen. Ranked at No. 103
at the end of the 2011 season,
Williams currently holds No. 24
for the WTA singles rankings.
Williams tennis career has
spanned over the last two
decades, leaving an indisputable
mark on the world of womens
professional tennis. With 44
singles titles, including 14
majors, Williams has won four
gold medals in the Olympic
Games, capturing the latest this
summer in London alongside
sister Serena Williams.
Im thrilled to return again
to the Family Circle Cup,
said Williams. 2013 will mark
my sixth time competing in
Charleston. Its a tournament
that feels like home to me, and
one that I always look forward to
playing in.
In her fve previous appearances
in Charleston, Williams has
accumulated an impressive 14-4
record. In 2012, she made it to
the quarter-fnals with a win
over Anastasia Rodionova, but
lost to Samantha Stosur 6,3 in
the third set. Williams is one of
fve women to win the Cup in a
debut appearance.
For information on the Family
Circle Cup player feld or tickets,
visit familycirclecup.com. A
special holiday package has just
been released, giving the public
the opportunity to watch tennis
100 ft. above center-court, from
one of the exclusive sky suites at
the Family Circle Tennis Center.
Game, Set, Match
V E N U S WI L L I A MS T O MA K E S I X T H
A P P E A R A N C E O N D A N I E L I S L A N D
About the Family Circle Cup
The Family Circle Cup is the largest womens only tennis tournament
in the world, and Family Circle is the longest running title sponsor of
a sporting event in the United States, as well as in all of professional
tennis, world-wide. With over 21 million readers, Family Circle is one
of the most widely read monthly magazines in America and is one of
14 leading subscription magazines owned by Meredith Corporation,
which speaks to 80 million women nationwide. The Family Circle
Cup receives four days of live broadcast domestically on ESPN2,
and is viewed internationally in over 25 countries, featuring over
200 hours of live and delayed global broadcast time, reaching 8.54
million viewers worldwide.
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B
est selling lowcountry
author Mary Alice Monroe
visited Somerby of Mount
Pleasant on Thursday, November
29 at p.m., for a very special book
signing and talk with residents
and visitors from the community.
Mary Alice spoke about her
newest book, one of my personal
favorites, Beach House Memories,
a sequel to The Beach House,
Mary Alice's frst New York
Times bestseller. When Mary
Alice moved with her husband
to the Isle of Palms in 1999,
after visiting the lowcountry for
years, she became a "turtle lady"
after meeting local resident Mary
Pringle. Researching and learning
about the plight of the endangered
sea turtles became a lifelong
passion and changed her career.
She became licensed through the
Department of Natural Resources
and life has never been the same.
Her untiring dedication to this
beloved, endangered species is
inspirational to all those who
know her. Mary Alice takes her
time researching when writing
a new novel and its extremely
important to have her readers
intimately know what she is
writing about. Mary Alice takes
such care in capturing your
imagination in all her works.
Mary Alice Monroe is a
storyteller and a very dedicated
environmental activist. She
started as a volunteer at the
Sea Turtle Hospital at the SC
Aquarium and now sits on their
Board of Directors. There are
many dangers for the sea turtle
in their natural habitat, most
being slashed by boat propellers
or bitten by sharks. Mary Alice is
very passionate about her work
with the sea turtles and after
hearing their stories; it makes
you want to join her team.
Mary Alice had us all enthralled
when she spoke about her popular
book, The Butterfy's Daughter,
about four very different women
who embark on a transformational
journey that follows the migrating
monarchs across the United
States to Mexico. The story begins
when Luz Avila's grandmother,
(Abuela) the local butterfy
lady, purchases an old, orange
VW bug for a road trip home to
Mexico. When she unexpectedly
dies, Luz is inspired to take her
grandmother's ashes home. Luz's
journey attracts a collection of
women, each seeking change in
their lives. Luz taps into ancient
rituals and myths as she follows
the spectacular, glittering river
of orange monarchs in the sky
to home. Mary Alice shared with
us that she has wanted to write
a novel set against butterfies for
years. As she began researching
butterfies, however, the monarch
stood out among all of them. "Who
doesn't love butterfies?" she said.
"Its the only butterfy, the only
insect, that migrates like a bird
or a whale. Every fall this brave,
fragile creature travels thousands
of miles across the country,
joining millions of others, to reach
their overwintering grounds in
Mexico. It is a sacred journey of
instinct and courage. Then in the
spring, they journey north again."
Mary Alice's new novel will
debut in paperback in July,
2013, and is titled Summer Girls
and features the beloved dolphin.
I personally can't wait to go on
another journey with Mary Alice
as she teaches us, inspires us,
and delivers another beautiful
novel of self-discovery.
Mary Alice Monroe is the New
York Times bestselling and award-
winning author of fourteen novels,
including Beach House Memories,
The Butterfys Daughter, Time
Is a River, and Last Light Over
Carolina. Her latest novel, Beach
House Memories, is the prequel
to her bestsellers The Beach
House and Swimming Lessons.
For more information about
Mary Alices books, visit her at
MaryAliceMonroe.com.
The New Adventures of Mary Alice Monroe
L O C A L B E S T S E L L I N G A U T H O R D I S C U S S E S L AT E S T B O O K
BY LORI MCGEE
Mary Alice Monroe
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University School students Hannah Godsill, Will Courtney, and Anne Adragna with a
voter exiting the Sunrise Presbyterian Church precinct on Sullivan's Island.
T
uesday, November 6
was a special Learning
Outside the Classroom
day at University School of the
Lowcountry. Students conducted
exit polling for contested races
in Charleston County, US House
District #1, and US President. We
chose twenty precincts across the
county to get a broad sample, and
the locations included Sullivan's
Island (Sunrise Presbyterian
Church) and Isle of Palms (Isle
of Palms Recreation Center).
The main goal was to expose
students to a wide array of voters,
voting locations, and political
perspectives, and this entailed
each student engaging in exit
polling at two precincts. Therefore,
it is not a true representative
sample, but our data was very
accurate in comparison to the
actual results. Our goal was
to garner approximately 100
completed exit polls at each site,
for a total of 2,000. Turnout
was strong, and our efforts were
affected by the weather and the
long lines at certain precincts.
The students prepared for this
event for weeks, learning about
the candidates and the issues.
This experience is an annual
endeavor at University School
of the Lowcountry because of
the pattern of Congressional
(and occasionally statewide and
more) races in even-numbered
years and municipal elections
in odd-numbered years. The
students have learned about the
candidates, marketing, and the
issues facing the community.
They have also explored the
value of exit polling in terms of
statistics, sample size, location
of precincts, turnout differences
for different types of elections,
and the diversity of voters they
will encounter. Outside guest
speakers also provided insight
into the political process and
other relevant issues. They
included Julie Hussey (League
of Women Voters - issues related
to suffrage and an informed
electorate), Larry Carter Center
(Green Party), Bill Rogers (South
Carolina Press Association - the
importance of the free press),
Eaddy Willard (Southeastern
Institute for Women in Politics and
Republican Party - SC is ranked
50
th
for women in elected offce),
Bakari Sellers (Democratic Party),
and Keith Blandford (Libertarian
Party). These are great lessons
for preparing our students to be
active and informed participants
in their country.
For more information on this
experience and the polling results,
please see www.uslowcountry.
org/exitpoll12.html.
See You at the Polls
U N I V E R S I T Y S C H O O L O F T H E L O WC O U N T R Y S T U D E N T S E X P E R I E N C E E L E C T I O N D AY
BY JASON KREUTNER
DAILY
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SARAH'S BIRDS
T
he White-breasted Nuthatch can be found in the
lowcountry year-round, but it is most commonly
seen when it visits bird feeders in the fall and
winter. Like other nuthatches, this species hoards
seeds and nuts when insect food is scarce. Nuthatches
have a peculiar foraging habit of clinging upside down
and plucking weevils, caterpillars, and other insect
prey from bark crevices. White-breasted nuthatches
form long-term pair bonds and each pair has its own
expansive territory, which can be around 30 or 40 acres.
Pairs will stash seeds, nuts, and acorns throughout
their territory, but they will only hide one food item in
each site. After a seed or nut is hidden in a crevice, a
piece of bark or moss is often stuffed inside to conceal it.
White-breasted nuthatches breed once a year and build
their nests in old woodpecker cavities and, rarely, nest
boxes. Beetles with toxic properties are often crushed
and then waved around the opening and the inside of
the cavity, presumably to exude toxic chemical smells
to ward off predators, such as squirrels. Each female
lays about six eggs and incubates them alone, while her
mate continually brings her food. The young leave the
nest in about four weeks and continue to follow their
parents another couple of weeks before permanently
leaving their parents territory.
The Nutcracker
I N F O R MAT I O N A B O U T T H E F A S C I N AT I N G
WH I T E - B R E A S T E D N U T H AT C H
BY SARAH DIAZ
White-Breasted Nuthatch.
December 23 December 7 Is l and Eye Cal endar
Friday, december 7
Park Grand Re-Opening Party
Attention all islanders: Come out
and celebrate the ribbon cutting
and grand re-opening of the
tennis and basketball courts at J.
Marshall Stith Park. Courts are
open from dawn to dusk on a frst
come, frst serve basis. Ceremony
begins at 3 p.m.
Saturday, december 8
Isle of Palms Holiday Festival
Visit with Santa, enjoy carnival
rides, photo booth, all day local
restaurant and food specials, jump
castles, a climbing wall and the
lighting of the 22 foot Isle of Palms
Holiday Tree. Free live music
provided all day from Sol Driven
Train, Fowlers Mustache, SIES
Choir, Scottie Frier Band and other
local talent. Free admission. Ocean
Blvd, Isle of Palm. 3 p.m. 7 p.m.
Holiday Farmers Market
and Craft Show
This annual event combines
local goodies from the traditional
market, like fresh produces, as
well as baked goods, homemade
preserves, hot food and drinks,
as well as handcrafted gifts from
local artisans. View Christmas
ornaments, crafts, glasswork,
pottery, and more. Farmers
Market Pavilion at the intersection
of Coleman Blvd and Simmons
Street, Mount Pleasant. 11 a.m.
4 p.m.
Live Music at Home Team:
Johnny Mac & Booty Ranch
Come hear live music at Home
Team from Johnny Mac & Booty
Rance. $5. 10 p.m. 2 a.m. 2209
Middle Street, Sullivans Island.
Girls Lacrosse Clinic
Bishop England Girls Lacrosse
Varsity Team will hold a clinic for
girls lacrosse on BEs Stadium
Field. Coaches and instructors will
teach 5
th
9
th
grade girls interested
in lacrosse. Snacks, water, and
giveaways available. 363 Seven
Farms Drive, Charleston.
1 4 p.m.

Sunday, december 9
Mount Pleasant
Christmas Parade
Come out and watch over 100
foats travel down Coleman
Boulevard as Mount Pleasant kicks
of Christmas. Tree lighting and
freworks will begin around 5:30
p.m. from Moultrie Middle School
immediately followed the parade,
around 5:45. Parade begins at
the intersection of Coleman and
Pelzer Drive, and continues past
Shem Creek, concluding at the Sea
Island Shopping Center around
7:15. For more info, visit www.
comeonovermp.com.
Advent Concert at
First United Methodist
Please join us for this lovely
prelude to Christmas. The
Chancel Choir of the First United
Methodist Church, Isle of Palms,
will present at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
their Advent/Christmas concert,
Sing the Songs of Bethlehem, a
Service of Lessons and Carols,
arranged and composed by K. Lee
Scott. They will be joined by guest
singers and instrumentalists from
the area. 21
st
Avenue and Palm
Blvd, Isle of Palms.
Golf for a Cause
Join us for the annual Debis Kids
Golf Tournament on the Links
Course at Wild Dunes Resort for a
Sunday Funday of award-winning
golf, refreshments with friends,
and supporting a great local
charity during the season of giving.
$42 per player plus an unwrapped
toy valued at $10 or more. You
may also bring canned goods to
donate for Mulligans. Call 886-
2007 to sign up. 12 p.m.
WedneSday, december 12
Cookie Decorating at
IOP Rec Department
Come get ready for Santa by
decorating cookies! All materials
provided. Free of charge, but must
pre-register for event. Elementary
participants must be accompanies
by parent or guardian. 4 p.m. 6
p.m. 24 28
th
Avenue, Isle of Palms.
Live Music at Home Team:
The Mobros
Come hear live music at Home
Team from The Mobros. Free
admission. 8 p.m. midnight.
2209 Middle Street, Sullivans
Island.
The Little Mermaid: The Musical
Crabpot Players presents The Little
Mermaid Jr: The Musical. Show
runs through December 16. All
shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with
the exception of Sundays show,
beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$15/ general admission, $12/
seniors and students, $10/ kids.
For more information, visit www.
crabpotplayers.com or call 410-
8886. Shows at Palmetto Hall in
Wild Dunes. 5757 Palm Boulevard,
Isle of Palms.
Wine Tasting at Caf Medley
Relax and unwind at Caf Medley
with weekly wine tastings on
Wednesday evenings. $5. 6 p.m.
8 p.m. 2213 Middle Street,
Sullivans Island.
thurSday, december 13
Popcorn Theater at Poe Library
Popcorn Theater presents Arthur
Christmas. On Christmas night at
the North Pole, Santas youngest
son looks to use his fathers
high-tech operation for an urgent
mission. 6 p.m. Poe Library. 1921
Ion Ave, Sullivans Island.
Live Music at Home Team:
Island Reggae! The Give Thanks
Band with Steve Martinez
Come hear live music at Home
Team from The Give Thanks Band.
Last island reggae night until April!
$5. 9 p.m. 2 a.m. 2209 Middle
Street, Sullivans Island.
Friday, december 14
Kids Night Out
Kids grab your friends and enjoy
a night out at the Isle of Palms
Recreation Department. Kids
will enjoy jump castles, games
and pizza. Space is limited to 40
participants. Call and register
today! 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Register by Monday, December 10.
$10 resident/ $15 non-resident.
24 28
th
Ave, Isle of Palms.
Saturday, december 15
Breakfast with Santa at
Morgan Creek Grill
Bring the kids out for an entire
morning of planned activities
while you enjoy a nice dining
experience with your adult friends.
$15 in advance. $17 at the door.
Price includes: picture with Santa
(packages available for purchase),
childrens breakfast, gift bag,
story time with Mrs. Claus, arts
and crafts area, and Letter to
Santa. For more information, call
345-1099. 80 41
st
Avenue, Isle of
Palms. 8 a.m - 11 a.m.
Beach Lovers Book Club
Come discuss this month's book by
Adriana Trigiana, The Shoemakers
Wife. 10:30 a.m. 1921 Ion Ave,
Sullivans Island.
Play at Poes Library:
Holiday Ornaments
Make an ornament to decorate
your tree or give away as a
gift. 10:30 a.m. 1921 Ion Ave,
Sullivans Island.
Live Music at Home Team:
Packway Handle Band
Come hear live music at Home
Team from Packway Handle Band.
$5. 10 p.m. midnight. 2209
Middle Street, Sullivans Island.
WedneSday, december 19
Live Music at Home Team:
Danielle Howle & Firework
Show Prime Time X-mas Special
Come hear live music at Home
Team from Danielle Howle &
Firework Show for a Christmas
Special. $5. 9 p.m. 1 a.m. 2209
Middle Street, Sullivans Island.
Wine Tasting at Caf Medley
Relax and unwind at Caf Medley
with weekly wine tastings on
Wednesday evenings. $5. 6 p.m.
8 p.m. 2213 Middle Street,
Sullivans Island.
thurSday, december 20
Popcorn Theater at Poe Library
Popcorn theater presents 12
Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy
Rescue.The dogs of Doverville
are in trouble again, but Emma
OConner is back to save them in a
song-flled, seasonal extravaganza.
Mean-spirited mogul Finneas
James plots to shut down the local
puppy orphanage, unless Emma
can come up with the money to
save it. 6 p.m. 1921 Ion Ave,
Sullivans Island.
Friday, december 21
Gingerbread Decorating at
IOP Rec Department
Build and decorate your own
gingerbread house. All materials
provided. Register by Monday,
December 17. The maximum
participants is 20. Ages 7 14, 10
a.m. $5 resident and non-resident.
24 28
th
Avenue, Isle of Palms.
Live Music at Home Team:
Fairy Godmuthas
Come hear live music at Home
Team from local favorite Fairy
Godmuthas. $5. 10 p.m. 2 a.m.
2209 Middle Street, Sullivans
Island.
Saturday, december 22
Chamber Music Charleston
Presents The Night Before
Christmas
Chamber Music Charleston
will continue the Classical Kids
Series with a special holiday
concert featuring the well-loved
childrens classic The Night
Before Christmas. 1 p.m. Sottile
Theatre, 44 George Street. Tickets
free for children 3 and under,
$5 for ages 4-16, $10 for adults.
Purchase at door or online at
chambermusiccharleston.org.
Play at Poes Library:
Paper Plate Snowman
Make a snowy friend with some
simple household items. 10:30
a.m. 1921 Ion Ave, Sullivans
Island.
Sunday, december 23
Christmas in Wales
Actors Theatre of South Carolina
and Chamber Music Charleston
are bringing back to Charleston
the Christmas memoir of famous
Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. Dylan
Thomas Christmas In Wales is a
dramatic performance of Thomas
1955 beloved radio story A Childs
Christmas in Wales. Dock Street
Theatre, 135 Church Street.
Shows at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $17 in advance and $20
at door. For more info, visit www.
chambermusiccharleston.org.
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LANDSCAPING
N
othing says "warm and
welcoming" like a crackling
fre in an outdoor freplace.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall
you cant deny the enjoyment of
gathering outside with friends
and family, drawing together
around an outdoor freplace. Now,
with the fall weather upon us and
winters cooler days just around
the corner, imagine your hands
wrapped around a generous
mug of warm spiced cider or hot
chocolate as you snuggle in your
warm fuzzy jacket or wrap yourself
in a soft feece blanket. Theres
a kind of romance in the air as
you embrace the warmth of your
outdoor freplace gazing into the
dancing fames that holds your
attention hostage. The aroma of
the dried wood burning, triggers
memories of years gone by as the
fre engulfs the logs popping and
hissing in the freplace. Ahh, can
you feel it.
Don't be left out in the cold
with nowhere to go! For centuries,
heating was meant to go beyond
the home and today, with the host
of choices of outdoor freplaces,
that route has never been easier.
An outdoor freplace in the
backyard, garden, deck area or
patio offers a warm ambiance
allowing you to enjoy the outdoor
weather even during the colder
winter months. Many people even
use them as a wood-fred oven
that they can use to grill steaks,
pizza and other delights, giving
you even more reasons to stay
outdoors.
Outdoor freplaces are not just
functional either. No, they can be
beautiful too! With a good plan,
your outdoor freplace can be as
unique and individual as you are.
With the various types of stone or
rock available, you will fnd the
perfect combination to suit your
style that also provides a great
source of heat on those cooler
evenings.
Wood burning freplaces are
not your only choice either. Using
the convenience of natural gas
and liquid propane, outdoor
gas burners set the stage for
lazy afternoons, comfortable
evenings and star gazing nights
not constrained by the tending
and stoking of a wood burning
freplace.
There are many kits and options
available for freplaces including
doors, grills and waterfalls. These
unique freplaces are a great
addition to anyones outside living
space and can be customized
to any existing hardscaping. Of
course, there are portable fre
bowls, however, consider the
beauty of a more permanent
option with high-design, given
the fact that it will also add value
to your home.
Although some homeowners
undertake this as a do-it-
yourself project, consider that
it may be best accomplished by
an expert. Pleasant Landscapes
offers outstanding designs,
options and construction that
will ft your vision and excite
your imagination. Of course,
we put safety frst, both in our
design and with local regulations,
as well as, your local fre and
building codes. Every design and
placement incorporates similar
steps with unique procedures
from digging footings, trenching
and staying mindful of adequate
drainage, etc. And thats before
the build begins!
An outdoor freplace is a
handsome feature in any
backyard, but its also a way
to extend the hours you spend
enjoying your outdoor space. The
right freplace in the right part
of your property can make cool
nights comfortable enough to
recharge your battery and add to
your outdoor entertaining.
So go ahead, get fred up,
and upgrade your outdoor living
space! You will fnd yourself
with a lot more unforgettable
experiences outdoors with family
and friends.
For more information, visit
www.Pleasantlandscapes.com or
call 886-9314.
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
E N J O Y C O O L E R N I G H T S B Y A N O U T D O O R F I R E P I T
BY JAMES PARKER
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O
ne of the treats for
the holidays is to kiss
your sweetie under the
mistletoe. In 1820, Washington
Irvings The Sketch Book of
Geoffrey Crayon, writes of the
mistletoe, "The mistletoe is still
hung up in farm-houses and
kitchens at Christmas, and the
young men have the privilege
of kissing the girls under it,
plucking each time a berry from
the bush. When the berries are
all plucked the privilege ceases.
This and many other folklore
traditions have been around for
several centuries, but are there
any real uses for this parasite?
Parasite?
Mistletoe is specifcally
Phoradendron serotinum and
grows here in the US, while
there are other types/species in
Europe. There are more than 200
tree and shrub species, which the
mistletoe can use as a host, but
the host is rarely killed unless the
infestation is heavy. Each plant
can be accompanied with long
clusters of ten or more berries.
That could be a lot of kissing for
the young boys.
The mistletoe will start to grow
after the birds have deposited
their fecal matter on the tree
branches. Being a parasite, most
of the nutrients required by the
plant will come from the host as
the mistletoe will root into the
plant and draw sugars from the
host vascular system.
The plant was once considered
to be a parasite, which could
be removed from the ecosystem
because there did not seem to
be a purpose. More recently,
researchers are fnding out the
leaves, berries, and the structure
high up in the trees are well used
by many birds, trees, and shrub
species.
Animals, especially birds, are
consuming the leaves and young
leaves and shoots as a food
source. Their movements high in
the trees and feeding are assisting
in pollination. The animals are
also using the plant structure
to use as a platform for building
their nest high up in the trees.
These locations are providing
excellent nesting locations for
Northern Spotted Owl. Even the
Navajo have their own name for
Mistletoe, which is basket on
high. Some cultures even use
the sticky nature to place on the
trees the catch the birds as a food
source.
For medical purposes, there
are many which use the mistletoe
for treating circulatory and
respiratory system problems
and attempt to treat cancer. Like
the announcement of Suzanne
Somers to use Iscador (mistletoe
extract) instead of chemotherapy
for treatment of breast cancer.
While there might be many
different uses for the parasite,
I still like the old folklore the
best. Happy kissing and happy
holidays.
Hang All the Mistletoe
WH AT T O K N O W A B O U T E V E R Y O N E S F AV O R I T E K I S S I N G P L A N T
BY NICK STREHLE
LANDSCAPING
Recap of the
Red & White
PHOTO BY JIMMY CARROLL
T
he Red & White Customer Appreciation and Farewell
Party on November 16 was an extremely crowded event,
enjoyed by islanders and Charlestonians that have
appreciated the local store for 54 years. Local band Bourbon
& Mead made up of islanders Guy Mead, Randy Randinelli,
and Andy Davidson, donated their time to provide the tunes,
along with fellow musician Ronnie Johnson. Over 500 pounds
of BBQ, 400 hamburgers, 300 hotdogs, and plenty of beer and
wine were all donated by owners Wanye and Betsy Moseley.
Thanks to the Red & White as well as the Ronnie Johnson,
and Bourbon & Mead for giving back to the Isle of Palms.
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Island Eats
Lowcountry Bites
Acme Cantina:
Enjoy a great beach atmosphere,
casual Americana dining,
and fresh-catch seafood for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
$$
886-0024
www.acmecantina.com
31 J.C. Long Blvd.
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Ben & Jerrys:
Enjoy an array of ice cream
favors, from Chocolate Therapy
to Peach Cobbler on Isle of
Palms Ocean Boulevard.
$
886-6314
www.benandjerrys.com
1009 Ocean Boulevard, Isle of
Palms, SC 29451
Caf Medley:
Start your day or end it with
a well rounded caf, serving
breakfast, lunch, and a glass of
wine in the evening.
$$
793-4055
www.cafemedley.com
2213 Middle St Sullivans
Island, SC 29482
High Thyme Cuisine:
A small island bistro with a wide
range of dishes from seafood,
tapas on Tuesdays, and a
brunch on Sunday mornings.
$$$
883-3536
www.highthymecuisine.com
2213 Middle St, Sullivans
Island, SC 29482
Home Team BBQ:
Not limited to barbeque, this
casual eatery also serves salads,
wraps, tacos, and quesadillas,
as well as Sunday brunch.
$$
883-3131
www.hometeambbq.com
2209 Middle Street Sullivans
Island, SC 29482
Morgan Creek Grill:
Relax with a front row seat on
the Intracoastal waterway while
enjoying fresh seafood and
southern hospitality.
$$$
886-8980
www.morgancreekgrill.com
80 41st Avenue
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Poes Tavern:
Famous for their gourmet
burgers and chicken
sandwiches, this Poe-inspired
eatery also features great deals
on fresh fsh tacos.
$$
883-0083
www.poestavern.com
2210 Middle St
Sullivans Island, SC
Station 22:
Enjoy a fun atmosphere with
fresh seafood and southern
favorites, a Sunday brunch
menu, and new sushi menu.
$$$
883-3355
www.station22restaurant.com
2205 Middle Street Sullivans
Island, SC 29482
Sullivans:
Grab a casual dinner of fried
founder or crab cakes in a cozy
atmosphere, as well as lunch on
the weekends.
$$
883-3222
2019 Middle Street Sullivans
Island, SC 29482
Taco Mamacita:
Enjoy made-from-scratch Tex
Mex soups, salads, tacos,
and enchiladas, and quench
your thirst with one of several
specialty margaritas.
$$
789-4107
www.tacomamacita.com
2213-B Middle Street
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
The Windjammer:
Isle of Palms home to live
music, this fun beach club
features unbeatable prices
on sandwiches, burgers, and
seafood.
$$
886-8596
www.the-windjammer.com
1008 Ocean Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Green Drink
BY KELSEY COLT
A
s I am sitting down to write this weeks column, I sitting with
a fuller stomach than usual. After having Sbarros pizza as
an appetizer tonight, and dinner was movie theatre popcorn,
I realized Im in need of some serious vegetables. I am a huge fan
of fruit and vegetable juices. Im fortunate to have a roommate who
has a juicer and took advantage of the farmers market vegetables
this summer. But when Im not as ambitious, I go to Sprouts in Eco
Fitness. I am a fan of the green machine juice, which is composed of
kale, celery, apple, parsley and carrot. Its a great afternoon snack
or post workout drink. But if you have the time making juice can be
fun.
If you dont have a juicer, dont worry, you can make this recipe
in a blender, you will just have to add water to get it going and then
strain it. This recipe calls for spinach as its main green but if you
want to use kale go right ahead. Ginger is great for digestion, which
is something we all probably need after Thanksgiving and before the
next holiday, so grab a glass and drink up.
Ingredients
5 to 6 ounces baby
spinach leaves,
rinsed
2 apples, halved and
cored
2 medium carrots,
scrubbed
2 celery sticks
1/2 large lemon
One 2-inch piece
ginger, peeled
Ice
Directions
Pass the spinach,
apples, carrots,
celery, lemon juice
and ginger through
a juice maker,
according to the
manufacturer's
directions (or blend
in blender with water
and then strain).
Pour the juice into 2
ice-flled glasses and
serve.
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17 December 7, 2012
W
hile winter has offcially
arrived, the redfsh
haven't gone into
hibernation. On the contrary,
they are very active. They are
continuing to form bigger and
bigger schools that make for
awesome sightfshing. With
temperatures in the 60s, fshing
conditions can be quite pleasant
so dont write off fshing until the
spring.
Redfsh are schooling up for
protection from dolphins. The
redfshs metabolism slows down
as the water temperature drops
into the 50s and evading predators
becomes more of a challenge.
Redfsh will fock to the mudfats
where shallow water will offer a
measure of safety. Once you have
located one of these schools, they
will likely stay in the same place
for the next few months.
While they may be slowing
down, redfsh are still inhaling
artifcial plastic lures. Lures
shaped like small minnows are
proving to be most effective and
jerk shad in grey and black hues
are the ticket. Make sure you
approach these spooky schools
with extra caution. Focus your
casts on the outside edges of the
schools; a cast placed right in the
middle will often send the entire
school feeing.
Trout are still present but the
bite is fading and will likely be
gone by the end of the month.
Both jerk shad and curly tail
grubs fshed on jigheads are
producing well. Darker colors
work great here too. Trout have
begun to become somewhat
sluggish. Youll want to use a
really slow retrieve as you work
your lures.
This time of year can be a fy
fsherman's dream. The fyrod
with its ability to softly land fies
can be a real advantage. Casting
to pods of a hundred or more fsh
in close range can make your
knees weak. We've been having
the most success timing our
charters around low tide when
the redfsh are in plain sight. Our
go-to fy has been a size #2 black
wiggler which has drawn some
fantastic strikes.
See you on the water!
Capt. Geoff Bennett operates
Charleston Charter Fishing
providing fy fshing and light
tackle charters. Clients choose
from a full menu of fy rods,
artifcial and live bait fshing
options with charters tailored
to their desires. USCG licensed
and insured, Capt. Bennett is
committed to providing a safe and
enjoyable charter to anglers of all
skill levels and ages. For more
information, call Capt. Bennett
at 324-3332, visit his website at
www.charlestoncharterfshing.
com or email him at captain@
charlestoncharterfshing.com.
December Fishing Report
BY GEOFF BENNETT
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O
n Friday, November 30, families and friends from
around Sullivans Island gathered together for the
annual Fire and Rescue Station Lighting at 5:30. The
Wando High School Chorus, Sullivans Island Elementary
Chorus, and Thistlin Dixie Bagpipes flled the island with
the sounds of the season in front of a large crowd. Afterward,
children of all ages were lucky enough to meet with Santa
and give him a few tips to help him pick out the perfect gift
to put under the tree this year. With clear skies and mild
temperatures, it was the perfect night to kick off Christmas
on the island, and a wonderful reminder that we live in a
truly special place.
Its A Wonderful Life
S U L L I VA N S K I C K S O F F H O L I D AY 2 0 1 2
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Here
GET YOUR BUSINESS
DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF
THE AFFLUENT RESIDENTS
OF FIVE OF CHARLESTON'S
BARRIER ISLANDS
21 December 7, 2012
FINANCIAL FOCUS
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Date High Tide Low Tide
Hurricanes, storms etc., are NOT included in the
predictions. Tidal current direction changes and tide time
predictions can be very different. Tide predictions are
PREDICTIONS; they can be wrong so use common sense.
Source: www.saltwatertides.com
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Dec 9
Dec 10
Dec 11
Dec 12
Dec 13
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H
eres a disturbing statistic: One out of every fve Americans
over the age of 65 has been victimized by a fnancial scheme,
according to the Investor Protection Trust, a nonproft
organization devoted to investor education. If your parents are in this
age group, should you be concerned? And can you help them avoid
being scammed so that they maintain control over their fnances?
The answer to the frst question is yes. You should be concerned.
Of course, as the numbers above show, most aging Americans are
not being swindled, which suggests they can take of themselves
quite well. Still, its no secret that many fraud schemes target seniors
because of their concentrated wealth and in many cases, trusting
nature. And as much as youd like to think otherwise, your parents
could be susceptible to rip-off artists.
Fortunately, in regard to the second question above, you can indeed
take steps to help prevent your parents from being feeced. Here are
a few suggestions:
Observetheirbehavior. If you live close to your parents, listen
closely to any new friends, investment deals or sweepstakes
they mention during your normal interactions. If youre in a
different city, try to stay abreast of your parents behavior by
communicating with them frequently and by checking in with
other family members or friends who have occasion to see your
parents.
Urge them to watch out for suspicious e-mails. Youve
probably seen them the e-mails offering to reward you
with huge amounts of money if you will only contact such-and-
such from a distant country and then put up a small sum to
initiate some ill-defned transaction. You probably spam these
without a moments thought. You should urge your parents to
do the same. Remind them that any offer that sounds too good
to be true is, without question, neither good nor true.
Encourage them to further their fnancial education. Law
enforcement agencies, health care professionals and reputable
fnancial services providers all offer personal fnancial
management programs designed specifcally for seniors. Look
for these types of programs in your area, encourage your
parents to attend, and even consider going with them.
Become familiar with their fnancial situation. Having a serious
discussion with your parents about their fnances may not
be easy, but its important. The more you know about their
investments, retirement accounts and estate plans, the better
prepared youll be to respond helpfully if they mention an action
theyre considering taking that, to you, just doesnt sound
appropriate.
Suggestprofessionalhelp. If your parents are already working
with a qualifed fnancial professional, theyre probably less
likely to be victimized by fraud than if they were managing their
fnances on their own. And its a good idea for you to know
their fnancial advisor, and for him or her to know you, as you
may well be involved in your parents legacy planning. But if
your parents dont already have a fnancial advisor, you may
want to recommend one to them, particularly if its someone
you already know and trust.
Its entirely possible that your parents wont need any assistance
in avoiding fnancial scams. But, just in case, be prepared to act on
the above suggestions. Your intervention could help preserve your
parents fnancial independence.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local
Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
Help Elderly Parents Avoid Financial Scams
BY DIMI MATOUCHEV
22 December 7, 2012
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Computer Corner
W
ith the Holiday Shopping Season
upon us we should be aware that
security does not always mean
viruses and electronic software. People will
try anything to get your dollars from you
and into their pockets. I wanted to make
you aware of some buzz words and what is
happening every day plus remind you to be
physically aware of your surrounding both in
the world and at home.
Let's start with the physical and some
real basics. When out shopping for all those
wonderful gifts be sure to lock car doors, put
packages in locked trunks or under some
sort of covering in the back seat. A coat or
even a blanket keeps thieves from noticing
tempting items. Be careful with credit cards,
sign the back (I know, who does that?),
and keep your wallet in a safe place. For
women guard the purse, be very aware of
your surroundings during the evening. At
home lock the door(s) and realize that even
though your thoughts are on others and gift
giving thieves never take a vacation. Hooky
as it sounds, it is good advice anytime of
the year and especially during the holidays.
Social engineering is a buzzword nowadays
and includes the person that wants to talk to
you as you log on at work (shoulder surfng),
walk through the gate with you without
using their credentials (tailgating) or ask for
"their" password by calling the front desk/
human resources (phishing). All are another
way to either harm you or your employer and
is another form of stealing straight from your
wallet.
In the realm of electronic you have that
email from your favorite "friend" from Nigeria
that has $20 million just waiting for you
to the email that just needs your password
to reset your "lost" account at Yahoo or a
dozen other places (phishing). Malware is
the term that encompasses all sorts of nasty
stuff including viruses, worms, trojans, logic
bombs, etc. All are attempts to either steal
data, corrupt it or take over your computer.
When shopping online make sure that when
checking out that the site is secure. The line
that shows the website address will start
with "https" with the "s" showing that the
site is secure. Another way is to look for lock
symbol in the address or VeriSign symbol in
the webpage. Make sure your Malware (virus)
software is up to date, paid for (or use a free
one) and running in the background.
For shopping at work you need to be aware
that the company can and will track you on
the internet and could be using software to
record every keystroke you make, which could
include personal info, credit card numbers,
etc. If you use a personal computer at work
your internet usage can still be tracked and
recorded. Even at home "data miners" are
on many websites and can track you as you
traverse the 'net. That's how you end up with
ads on your home page or receive unsolicited
emails about something you were looking at.
It's almost common nowadays to track your
every move online, but you can do something
about it, by using Firefox with add-ons like
Ghostery, adblock, etc. or privacyfx. Some
are available for Internet Explorer, you can
just google the names. Social Engineering is
used in many ways and some are considered
"OK" by retailers, although they are loath to
give info about themselves so just be aware
that in today's economy information is gold.
Look forward to some good questions
and helping you out. If you need immediate
assistance you can always call Rent A Bob at
822-7794 or email at rentabob@live.com.
Security and Safety this Season
By BoB Hooper AKA rent A BoB
23 December 7, 2012
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L
ight up your holidays with over two million gleaming lights!
Open daily through December 31, James Island County Park
hosts one of the lowcountrys most beloved holiday traditions
the Annual Holiday Festival of Lights. Journey down a three-mile
driving tour jam-packed with holiday light displays, then stretch
your legs and enjoy the attractions within Winter Wonderland and
Santas Village. For festival hours and fees, call 795-4386 or visit
www.holidayfestivalofights.com. Special event nights including
movies, live music and more will take place throughout December.
2012 Special Events Schedule:
Lowcountry Power Brass Performance: Dec. 13
Visits with Mrs. Claus: Dec. 8, 14, 15, 16, & 21
Family Craft Tent: Dec. 12 & 19
Santa Paws (photos of your pet with Santa): Dec. 12 & 19
Ice Carving Demonstration (weather permitting): Dec. 9 & 17
Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensemble: Dec. 14
Ask a Naturalist: Dec. 7 & 14
Ongoing now through December 31: The Holiday Festival of Lights
Light Display Design Contest. The Holiday Festival of Lights now
offers a light display design contest for children ages 12 and under!
The festival houses hundreds of light displays of all kinds each year,
and CCPRC is encouraging kids to submit their ideas for a new
display. The grand prizewinner will receive a Super Splash Pass for
entry into the countys three waterparks for summer 2013. For rules
and to download an entry form, visit www.holidayfestivalofights.
com. All entries must be received by January 4.
Its Christmas Time
in the City
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A N N U A L H O L I D AY F E S T I VA L O F L I G H T S
O P E N T H R O U G H D E C E MB E R 3 1
PROVIDED BY CHARLESTON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
B
lack Friday has come and
gone, but if youre like most
laidback islanders, there
are still many individuals left on
your Christmas gift checklist.
Instead of rushing through
crowded department stores or
fghting traffc downtown, take
advantage of
the shops and
restaurants right outside
your door. Shopping locally
not only provides unique gift
opportunities guaranteed to wow
even the relative hardest to shop
for, but it also helps boosts the
state economy.
Almost Pink just opened on
Sullivans Island, right in time
for the holiday shopping season.
The store is the fourth of the
Almost Pink boutique,
with sister stores
in Spartanburg,
Union, and
Gaffney. Situated
next to the Co-Op,
Almost Pink is the
perfect destination
if youre looking
for gifts for
fashionistas of all
ages. Owner Sherry
Gray is excited
about all the store
has to offer. We
have new shipments
coming in all the
time, she says. We
have so many great
things! Specializing in womens
wear, the boutique offers hip and
fun clothing and accessories.
If a new outft isnt what you
had in mine, Almost Pink has
accessories around every corner.
Jewelry, shoes, scarves, and hats
accent the mannequins and add
a little something extra to the
stylish clothes. Stop in Almost
Pink for your sister, mother,
girlfriend, or best friend and she
wont be disappointed. You can
get all your Christmas gifts right
here, without ever having to leave
the island, Gray says. Thats
what I love about it here. All
the stores and restaurants offer
something different.
One of the most popular gift
items this year at Almost Pink
is the cross necklace. Styled
up from the traditional vertical
cross, this necklace features a
horizontal cross that runs with
the chain. My daughter has
one and wears it all the time,
Gray says. She always gets
compliments on it. Celebrities
like Miley Cyrus, Kourtney
Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez
helped make the horizontal cross
necklace popular, and designer
jewelers sell the item for hundreds
of dollars. At Almost Pink, the
necklace is only $8 and looks
just like what the stars are
wearing. You really cant
go wrong with this as a
gift, Gray says.
Another popular
present at Almost Pink
is the chevron sweater
dress. Both comfortable
and chic, the sweater
dress is big again this
year in the fashion
world. Pair with tights
and brown riding boots
to complete the look
that is perfect for a day
of shopping, working, or
a night downtown. The
dress is $36.
Gray also recommends
the JoJo Studded Flat for
the shoe addict, for only
$24. The loafer comes
in burnt
orange and
features
small gold
studs at
the toe of the shoe, which has
become very trendy this fall
and winter season. The shoes
are really popular, she says.
Because of the fat heel, the shoe
is comfortable and casual enough
to wear all day but the gold studs
provide a dressy touch. The shoe
is stylish and classy for ladies of
all ages.
Before heading off the island
to get your holiday shopping
done, head over to Almost Pink
and check out Sherry Grays
selection. She will make sure
to help you fnd the perfect gift
and you will be supporting island
business as well.
Almost Pink is located at
2019 C Middle Street. The
boutique is open Monday
Saturday, 10 6 p.m. For more
information, visit facebook.com/
AlmostPinkOnSullivansIsland or
call 883-9060.
Its Almost Christmas at Almost Pink
N E W S U L L I VA N S I S L A N D B O U T I Q U E O F F E R S U N I Q U E G I F T I T E MS
BY HANNAH DOCKERY