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Nesting continues on page 7 Spoleto continues on page 9
he 2013 loggerhead nesting season started on May 23 when Mary Frazier and
her mother, Jessie McClain visiting from Huntington, West Virginia, found
tracks near Grand Pavilion in Wild Dunes. A very big female loggerhead laid an
extra large clutch of 147 eggs on the edge of the high tide line escarpment. The Turtle
Team decided to move the nest to a safer drier location near the 52nd Avenue path.
Ground water was found in the bottom of the hole once the eggs were removed – a
sign that these eggs might not have hatched if left in the original location. If all goes
well, they will produce hatchlings late in July.
Our turtles are not the only ones getting off to a late start. With our chilly, rainy
spring weather and cold water temperatures, sea turtle projects all along the Atlantic
coast are reporting
low numbers of
nests compared to
the very early start
in 2012. By May
23 last year, we had
seven nests with the
frst one on May 7 at
56th Avenue.
As this is written,
the South Carolina
Department of
Natural Resources
is reporting 27 nests
in the state with
the frst one laid on
Kiawah on May 12.
There have been 39
nd you thought you were having fun at
Spoleto! Have you been greeted by a
live elephant as you arrived at a party?
Introduced the Polish dancers to the beach?
Walked your dog with opera stars? When double
bass player Anthony Manzo calls Charleston
“the most welcoming city there is” it’s because of
the Charlestonians who are the ambassadors of
the festival’s hospitality.
Judith Vane chaired Spoleto’s hospitality
committee for 26 years. Festival general director
Nigel Redden once boasted of attending 45 parties
in one season. “I never found it hard. People like
to be involved,” Judith says. Sometimes she’d
call people she didn’t even know and ask them to
host lavish affairs. “It must take a lot of nerve to
call someone you’ve never met and ask them to
host a party for 200 people,” one told her, before
she agreed. In the early days of the festival the
gatherings were listed in the newspaper. Once
an entire busload of tourists crashed the party
and ate all the hors d’oeurves. Judith had to run
home and get more cheese! Driven by insatiable
curiosity and humor, Judith says she has
derived innumerable benefts from the festival.
“I can’t tell you how much Spoleto has brought
to my life…people I never would have known.”
Art by Cletus Johnson adorns her historic home,
The Ambassadors
of Southern
2 May 31, 2013
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Sullivan’s Council Discusses Rezoning
Ci ti zens express ConCern over potenti al proposal
By HannaH DoCkery
ven though the election is over and
concerns over the school have died
down a bit, the May 8 Sullivan’s
Island Town Council meeting was not
without excitement. Members of the island
packed the trailer to express concern over
the Planning Commission’s recent study that
would consider rezoning several properties,
including the warehouse, movie theater, and
town hall, from single-family residential to
multi-family residential.
Chauncey Clark, the chair of the Planning
Commission and recent Town Council
member elect, informed those in attendance
that the Commission, at the request of Town
Council, looked into the affects of rezoning
the properties in the overlay district. If
rezoned, Planning Commission would
recommend limiting the properties to only
three units per building, with 2,000 square
feet being the smallest. Despite the hours
already put in by the Planning Commission,
the proposal is just getting started. “This is
the frst step in a multi-step process,” Clark
said. “We’re gathering the facts.”
Even though the proposal is in the very
early stages, Sullivan’s Island citizens were
hesitant and resistant upon even mentioning
the possibility of rezoning, calling the idea
“stupid” and “hypocritical.” Resident Sydney
Cook added that the proposal is in violation
of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan that states
its commitment to a low-density island with
single-family homes.
Linda West, owner of 1714 Middle Street
and one of the properties in the overlay
district, disagreed, commenting that the
rezoning would only add a few additional
families to the island, which would not
drastically affect the density of the island.
“You’ll think of these people as your
neighbors,” she said.
With a new Mayor and two new Council
members getting ready to take their seats,
the Sullivan’s Island Town Council is getting
ready to go through a major transition.
The Town has also hired a new zoning
administrator, who will be imperative in
drafting the language of the ordinance, if it
proceeds. With the new Council members
stepping in, there will also be vacancies
on the Planning Commission and Board of
Zoning Appeals, all of which will affect the
direction of the rezoning proposal. “This is in
the infancy stages,” Mike Perkis explained.
Clark added that it will probably be next
month before the Planning Commission
approaches Council with a recommendation,
and the proposal won’t reach the Council
table until July.
The Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island are a popular
destination for nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Do your
part to protect the turtles by turning off any lights after
dark. Turtles are easily disoriented by artifcial light, which
negatively affects their ability to successfully nest and
return into the ocean. If you live or rent on a beachfront
property on the Isle of Palms, it’s against the law to leave
on lights after dark. So remember – lights out for the sea
turtles until the end of October!
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expiring September 2015
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esidents of Sullivan’s
Island, be on the lookout!
Charleston County all-in-
one single stream recycling bins
will be arriving on the island
around the second week in June.
Town Administrator Andy Benke,
along with Councilman Pat O’Neil,
worked relentlessly with County
offcials to bring the bright blue
bins to the Town, which makes
the process of recycling nearly
hassle-free. “This will be a much
more convenient and safer way
for our residents to continue
and even expand their already
very high rate of participation in
recycling,” says O’Neil. “No more
concerns about back strain or
dripping containers, and the
streets should be a little less
messy on recycling day.”
Sullivan’s Island, ironically,
is one of the last municipalities
in the County to receive the
single-stream containers, largely
because of the already high rate
of recycling.
The payoff will be worth
the wait. With single-stream
recycling, instead of separating
recyclables by material, all
recyclables can be placed into
the blue bin and then rolled to
the curb. No more dragging out
small, overfowing containers full
of sticky wine-bottles and sour
milk cartons. The pickup date
for recycling will not be affected.
Single Stream Recycling Rolling this Way
right and early on
Saturday morning, Isle of
Palms Mayor Dick Cronin
joined nearly 40 other bikers to
participate in a segmented bike
ride as a part of National Bike
Month. Morning rides took place
on May 18 as members of our
island communities departed
from the Isle of Palms Marina
to meet up with Mount Pleasant
riders, and then pedal to the
Ravenel Bridge. Bikers from
the downtown area tackled the
bridge and battery to Lockwood
Avenue. In the third segment,
bikers from James Island and
Folly left from Gold’s Gym and
traveled to the Folly Beach Pier.
The morning ride highlighted
the up-and-coming Battery 2
Beach Route, which covers a
24-mile path from the Isle of
Palms Marina to Folly Beach as
a Charleston Moves initiative to
Pedaling for Progress
Bike path continues on page 6
4 May 31, 2013
Letters to the Editor...
To The Voters of Sullivan's
First, for purposes of full
disclosure: I am young, I am not
a Charleston native, and I am in
law school. For the 5 percent of
you that kept reading this after
that frst sentence, thank you. I
just wanted you to know before
reading my thoughts that I am
not a longtime resident of the
island like many of you that I
have met. At the ripe young age
of 24, I was not able to experience
all of the things many of my older
neighbors have: Hugo, the Bridge
dispute, the trials and tribulations
of the water system, the attack
on Ft. Moultrie (Alright, I’m just
having fun, none of my neighbors
are that old!) I recognize the
shortcomings in my perspectives,
and being forthright about
those shortcomings is the only
way in which I feel comfortable
broadcasting this message.
First and foremost, a message
to the Smith Camp: For what
it's worth, I think you guys did a
hell of a job with this campaign.
I applaud your efforts, mourn
your loss, and commend you all
for your active participation in
democracy and the preservation
of a community everyone holds
so dear. I personally, would like
to thank Carl for his many years
of service, all he has done to
make the island what it is today,
and for standing up for what he
believes in even when the odds
were against him. Cheers to Carl!
But now we can get to the real
point of this message. This was
a great election to watch unfold.
I watched a grassroots campaign
spring to full bloom before my
eyes. I saw people get active in
ways I had never witnessed.
Most importantly, I saw people
actually care about their Town's
leadership. This election had
close to double the all time
record of voter turnout. A write-in
candidate lost by a mere 29 votes
out of close to 1,000 voters! Never
before have I witnessed or heard
of such a feat! This is a landmark
election in this Town's history
and I think our new leaders
deserve a round of applause for
their success in such a hotly
contested election! They should
be proud, and should enjoy the
moment. However, diligence
should be their watchword as
their tenure in offce moves
forward. The victors of the most
memorable, notable, and hotly
contested elections always receive
the greatest scrutiny in regards
to their ultimate performance of
their duties while in offce. (See
e.g., Bush v. Gore)
With this in mind I wish the
new Council and Mayor nothing
but the best of luck and a smooth,
successful tenure in offce, but I
ask that they remember one thing
and one thing only:
Your responsibility is not just
to the "majority." That kind of
thinking promulgated separate
but equal, prohibited the right
of women to vote, prevented
the common worker from
being protected on the job from
hazardous and lethal conditions,
and allowed segregation to
institutionalize itself in our
society and government for nearly
a century. While I in no way, with
a clear conscience anyways, can
compare those struggles and
pains of our nations history to
the issues facing this island, they
do hold one thing in common:
The responsibility of the elected
is never just to the majority.
A wise leader should know that
when that "majority" is only held
by the narrowest of margins, and
yet they respond only to those
voters who sided with them, they
will continue to marginalize,
disenfranchise, and harm half of
their Town. They will only create
a further divide, and further
entrench the animosity that
has grown out of this dispute.
They claim that the citizens
who wanted the referendum are
causing the divide. They may have
become too blinded by personal
interests, too turned off by others
wishing to protect nothing more
than their property's value, too
arrogant, or maybe, just maybe,
too afraid to realize they may
have been wrong.
As hard of a pill as that may
be to swallow, they have to
understand that there is no
bigger slap in the face to an
active political community than
refusing their citizens the right
to petition their government for
such a huge decision regarding
the Town. A decision that will add
huge infuxes of traffc, require
an increase in services provided,
change our utility consumption
patterns, create a need to rethink
and revise long term planning–
–a decision that will not only
metaphorically but literally
change the very landscape of
Sullivan's Island. Prior Councils
have chosen not to even have a
referendum on such a matter.
Yet, the Council fnds it critically
important to have community
wide input on the placement of a
tennis court––but I digress...
I hope my comments are not
taken the wrong way. I do not
mean to insult, disparage, or
berate the Island’s leadership.
I sincerely wish, and hope, and
pray that these wonderful men
and women who are willing to
sacrifce and dedicate so much of
their time to the Island, its issues,
and the constant improvement of
this great community remember
this at the end of the day:
51% gets you elected, 100%
lives here, and every calculation,
decision, message, and action
should be made with all thoughts
towards the latter, and never just
the former.
God bless, and again, job well
done to all!
Very Respectfully,
Andrew J. McCumber
Juris Doctor Candidate
Charleston School of Law
Resident, Sullivan’s Island
Dear Editor,
Town Council selling out
residents as part of its plan to sell
town hall.
At its May 8th meeting, the
Sullivan’s Island Planning
Commission did something this
island has not contemplated in
more than ffteen years—propose
rezoning single-family residential
properties to multi-family. At
the request of Town Council,
the Planning Commission has
prepared what it is calling an
“overlay” that would rezone at least
9 historic properties (including
the town hall, the warehouse, the
gym, and the movie theater) with
the possibility of an additional 7
more properties, to multi-family
The idea of the overlay frst
took shape early this spring
after the Planning Commission,
based on advice from the town
attorney and citing restrictions
against spot zoning, denied Town
Council’s request to rezone just
the town hall as multi-family.
Why is Town Council looking
to stir up controversy around
an issue that violates our
comprehensive plan, the town
ordinances and the town’s own
promises made less than a year
The comprehensive plan,
developed in 1998 and refecting
extensive public input, is built
around low-density, single-family,
residential neighborhoods. This
vision was reaffrmed in the
2008 comprehensive plan and
again in the draft of the 2013
comprehensive plan. Sullivan’s
Island has clearly stated it does not
want multi-family development,
businesses or condo complexes
in its residential neighborhoods.
Just one year ago, when
the state was auctioning the
warehouse, the town assured
residents that the property would
not be rezoned from its current
status as single family. Now that
the town is selling its property,
its tune is starting to change.
Town Council claims it is
acting under its fduciary duty to
get the most money it can when it
sells town hall. While I appreciate
the Council’s fscal prudence,
Town Council’s fduciary duty
when selling its own property
is to maximize value through
an open and fair sale to the
highest bidder. Its fduciary duty
does not include dismantling
a long standing zoning regime
for a possible one-time gain. I
am certain that I would not be
granted a zone change just so
I could get more money for my
Town Council claims these
buildings are unsellable and
not appropriate for single-family
dwellings. Setting aside that these
justifcations are not grounds for
rezoning, except for town hall, all
the buildings are already privately
owned. The gym has been a single
family home for decades and the
Letters continues on page 11
6 May 31, 2013
provide safer and more accessible bike paths.
The City of Isle of Palms is doing their part to make the island
more bike-friendly, especially as vehicular and pedestrian traffc
increases during the tourist season. “We really want to improve
the island for bikers, as well as have more regulated bike paths,
largely because of public safety issues,” said Isle of Palms City
Administrator Linda Tucker. “We’re becoming more biker-friendly.”
For more information on the Battery 2 Beach route, and to fnd
ways to get involved, visit www.charlestonmoves.org.
(left) Isle of Palms Mayor Dick Cronin rides to support safer and more accessible
biking on the islands. (above) Meredith Nelson, owner of PrimeTime Fitness
(pictured right), gets ready to ride to the Ravenel Bridge with her fellow bikers.
Bike path continues from page 3
May 31, 2013 7
Nesting continues from cover
There have been 39 “false” or non-nesting crawls in SC with two
on Dewees Island. Twenty-one SC sea turtles have stranded this
season. Only three were alive and taken to the Turtle Hospital at the
South Carolina Aquarium – two green turtles and one loggerhead.
Two small foot long green turtles have stranded on the Isle of Palms
and Sullivan’s Island within the last month.
On May 23, the frst sea turtle release of the season occured.
Five turtles that have received care at the SC Sea Turtle Hospital
were released back into their natural habitat. One Kemp ridley, two
loggerheads, and two green sea turtles rejoined their friends in the
Atlantic Ocean. A huge crowd helped cheer on the turtles as they
approached the salty waters of the Isle of Palms County Park.
If you see tracks that may not have been reported or a sea turtle
on the beach live or dead, please report them by calling 697-8733 or
(left) Taylor, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle from Cape Cod, gets ready to make the
journey back home into the ocean. (above) Volunteers from the sea turtle hospital make
sure their patients receive the best possible care before being released. (below) A large
and excited audience watches Birdie take the plunge into the water.
8 May 31, 2013
elly Thorvalson looks
across the room at the
large tanks. “They really
are amazing creatures,” she
says. Kemps, Loggerheads, and
Greens swim around their mini-
habitats on the road to recovery,
as Thorvalson moves from tank
to tank, checking on each turtle.
Thorvalson serves as the Sea
Turtle Rescue Program Manager
at the South Carolina Aquarium’s
Sea Turtle Hospital. She and
her team works day in and day
out to provide care for sick and
injured sea turtles that have been
admitted to the hospital, in hopes
to keep the seven species of sea
turtles from reaching extinction.
The Sea Turtle Hospital
unoffcially began shortly after
the Aquarium opened in 2000.
Seeing a need to care for these
injured creatures that often
appear along the shorelines of
South Carolina, the Department
of Natural Resources began
working with aquarium staff
to create a state-of-the-art
rehabilitation facility. Thanks to a
grant from the National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation, the Hospital
offcially began operation in 2005,
and was able to hire a full-time
veterinarian to care for the turtles
in 2007.
From boat strikes, to cold
stunning, to fungal infections,
sea turtles are admitted to the
hospital with a variety of health
problems. Once admitted, the
turtles receive top-notch care in
the form of antibiotics, IV fuids,
and even surgeries if needed.
With tender love and care, and a
little bit of luck, most turtles are
released back into their natural
habitat after seven to eight
months. “All you can do is give
supportive care and hope for the
best,” Thorvalson says. “We can’t
save them all, but we can try.”
The hard work and success of
those volunteers and staff at the
aquarium and hospital caring
for the turtles is undeniable;
since 2000, 112 sea turtles have
been released from the hospital
back into their natural habitat.
An additional fve were added to
that number last week, in the
frst offcial release of the sea
turtle season at the Isle of Palms
County Park.
In recent years, the number
of patients at the hospital has
skyrocketed, creating a need for
more funding and often, more
space. The hospital houses
twelve fltered tanks, and
Thorvalson explains that caring
for ten to ffteen turtles at one
time is considered full. “Right
now, we have 20 patients. Last
winter, we had 25 at one point…
that’s the most we’ve ever had.”
An increased awareness of the
presence of injured or sick turtles
on the coastlines and in the
waters on behalf of boaters and
Sticking Their Necks Out
nature & wi ldli fe
Turtles continues on page 10
May 31, 2013 9
Spoleto continues from cover
theatrical director Jack Garfein
has become a personal friend and
she continues to stay in touch
with many of the performers
she’s hosted over the years.
Sharon Bowers’ family has
shared their home with many
Spoleto performers, some staying
up to six weeks while rehearsing.
“You really get to know these
people. It makes for some wildly
interesting conversations while
we’re peeling potatoes together.”
Her intention to introduce her
children to other cultures has
really paid off. They have become
more open minded and are
comfortable everywhere. But the
lasting friendships have been
the best part, most notably with
opera star Benedicte Jourdois.
“Nobody is more fun at a party
than Benedicte,” she says. “It’s
also quite thrilling to attend
the Metropolitan Opera in New
York and know the performers
Mitzi Legerton was lucky
enough to be assigned rising
opera star Rebecca Russell as
a house guest and was thrilled
when Rene Fleming joined her
to rehearse in the living room.
“Keeping the opera people was a
blessing. The house was joyfully
full of music. And it’s been
amazing to watch their careers
Behind the scenes of the most
extravagant parties in town,
you’ll often fnd Mitchell Crosby
of JMC Charleston. When he
was 20 he worked at the festival
box offce. “That was when I fell
in love with Spoleto. Wherever
I lived, I always came home for
Spoleto,” he said. He devoted
countless hours volunteering
on festival committees and now
his company stages some of the
city’s most memorable parties.
Long-time Spoleto hostess
Bessie Hanahan and her cook
Lucille Grant set a standard that
he keeps in mind today. “The
greatest honor is being invited
into people’s homes. Visitors
want a Charleston experience.”
Even huge parties in event halls
represent Charleston: fanciful
centerpieces crafted from local
produce, themes inspired by the
Charleston Renaissance or the
ocean for example. Mitch stresses
that while the food is important it
is the creative elements that make
a party memorable. Theatrical
lighting, a stage suspended above
a swimming pool, cushy outdoor
living rooms, a costumed dancer
inside a huge transparent ball…
these are the memories he creates.
“I always hear from performers
that they’re so appreciative of
Charleston hospitality,” he says.
Mitch stays in touch with many
of the stars he’s feted including
baritone Nmon Ford whose
career he has enjoyed following.
His passion for the festival is
unquenched. “I would not know
about opera or contemporary
dance or sight specifc art were it
not for Spoleto.”
Chamber musician Anthony
Manzo tells a poignant story. His
father was quite ill and came to
Charleston to hear his son play
one last concert. He stayed a
week. “The visit here buoyed
my Dad up like nothing else
did.” The Dock Street ushers
took special care to see that he
was comfortable. People seated
nearby effusively complimented
his son’s music. “It’s something
I’ll never forget,” Anthony says.
A Catfsh Row apartment is his
Charleston “oasis.” Musicians
come to rehearse there; he
can walk to the Dock Street
to perform. People like Susu
Ravenel and the Hagertys are
“hugely welcoming.” Between
living in Washington DC and
frenetically touring, Charleston’s
more laid-back atmosphere has
become very important to him
and the other musicians. “We’re
doing the music we love with
people we enjoy. It’s a focused,
relaxed, intense way of playing.
Sometimes when I’m elsewhere
I step back and pretend I’m at
Spoleto to calm myself,” he says.
Beyond the transcendent
artistic moments, the
cosmopolitan infusion and
tourist dollars that Spoleto brings
to Charleston, there are these
authentic human connections. It
is because of the hosts and their
generosity that our city has the
well-earned reputation as the
Capital of Southern Hospitality.
To get involved: housing@
spoletousa.org or events@
spoletousa.org. For more photos
and to give comments, please
see www.peaksandpotholes.
10 May 31, 2013
beach-goers has contributed to
the increase in numbers. “The
public is more involved than
ever before,” Thorvalson adds.
“They are really helping to raise
awareness about these turtles,
and are more informed as to what
to do if they encounter a turtle.”
And though caring for and
releasing turtles back into the
wild has a monumentally positive
impact on the environment and
growth of the turtle population,
more sick turtles also means
more money needed to provide
With an annual budget of
only $320,000, the Sea Turtle
Hospital relies largely on private
donations. What isn’t covered
through donations comes from
tour fees, and the aquarium
supplies what isn’t met. Both
the aquarium and Sea Turtle
Hospital are 501©3 nonproft
organizations; the hospital itself
only has three staff members, and
operates largely at the hands of
the additional 20 volunteers with
a passion for ocean health and
turtle wellness. “We couldn’t do
what we do without donors and
volunteers,” Thorvalson adds.
To continue pushing the sea
turtle species back to wellness,
Thorvalson looks to the future
generation. Schools, boy and girl
scout troops, and summer camps
often come to the hospital for a
private behind-the-scenes look at
what it takes to treat the turtles.
Staff members and volunteers
educate the kids on everything
from sea turtle diet and nesting
to the negative impacts of ocean
litter. “Kids these days… they’re
awesome. They are so motivated
to help the cause, and they’re
making it happen. It’s awesome
to see how much they really care
about this.”
Thorvalson and her team
will continue caring for turtles
for years to come with the help
of the general public. From
donations to volunteering, there
is always a way to help restore
the population of these incredible
ocean creatures, and the wellness
of our coastal ecosystem. “You
know, it’s so much bigger than
just sea turtles,” Thorvalson
says. “It’s the overall importance
of ocean health.”
The Sea Turtle Hospital is
located at the South Carolina
Aquarium at 100 Wharf Street,
downtown Charleston. The
hospital is open to the public
for tours Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Adult
tickets are $10, and children $5.
For more information, visit www.
scaquarium.org or call 577-FISH.
Turtles continues from cover
outhern Living took to its
readers to fnd the Best
Ribs in the South. Through
an online poll, Charleston's own
Home Team BBQ took frst place
in the contest. The BBQ joints in
the top fve included Southern
Soul Barbeque, Sam's BBQ1, Big
Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q and Corky's
Ribs & BBQ. This is Home Team
second national award for top
ribs after being voted Most Life
Changing Ribs in America by
readers as well.
In addition to this honor, Home
Team BBQ has been featured on
The Food Network's Heat Seekers
show, the Reader's Picks of
South's Best Butt for Southern
Living Magazine, named Best
Barbecue by Sneaky Sunday,
selected as Best Barbecue
Restaurant by Urban Spoon,
chosen as Top 10 Pet Friendly
Restaurants in U.S. by Petside,
and voted Best Chicken Wings,
French Fries, Group Dining,
Lunch Spot and People Watching
by Citysearch. At home, the team
has won many awards including
being voted Best BBQ, Best Ribs,
Best Bar Staff, Best Blues and
Jazz Club and Coldest Beer by
Charleston City Paper, awarded
Best Burger by Island Eye News,
and voted Best BBQ and Best Bar
Scene by Post & Courier.
Pitmaster and Owner Aaron
Siegel's Fiery Ron's Home Team
BBQ combines traditional
processes and techniques
of classical cuisine with the
simplicity of comfort food, BBQ,
and Southern fare. Using only
fresh ingredients, the salads,
tacos, sandwiches and wraps are
created with unique approach
to BBQ. The dry rubbed ribs,
chicken and pork shoulders are
combined with fnger lickin' sides.
Home Team BBQ offers takeout
orders, catering and delivery.
Home Team BBQ has something
for everyone with award-winning
food and a rockin' bar with weekly
live music and sports on the TVs.
Guests know where to come for a
work lunch, casual family dinner
or a fun night out with friends.
Congratulations to Home
Team BBQ!
The Best of BBQ
Home Team Wi ns Southern Li vi ng aWard
special To THe iSLand eye newS
Floppin’ Flounder
Flipping this Way
By merediTH nelson
Club invites
everyone to come
out to the Fish Fry
Shack on Saturday,
June 8, at 8 a.m. for
the 22nd running of the
Floppin' Flounder! Raising
money was never so hot, as
the race benefts the Sullivan's
Island Fire and Rescue Volunteer
Squad. Check out the PrimeTime
Fitness Cool Zone with misting fans to
cool you down afterwards, and then head into the Fish Fry Shack to
enjoy breakfast provided by Triangle Char & Bar. It's only $20 if you
are a CRC member, and if not, it's just $25 in advance. If you miss
early registration, the fee is $30 - a small price to pay for a killer
workout, great food, and lots of fun!
For more information, or to register for the run, please visit
ne of the best things about living on the islands is the
abundant wildlife. Sheryl Bidwell captured this fantastic
picture of an alligator resting on the beaches of Sullivan’s
Island, with the Isle of Palms in the background. Keep your camera
on hand… we’re always on the lookout for exciting pictures!
I sland PhotograPhy
Letters continues from page 4
warehouse was bought a year
ago with full knowledge that the
only allowable use was single
Simply stated, Town Council’s
fawed reasoning undermines the
purposes of land use planning
-- consistency, notice, and
compatible uses. We are naïve
if we think that allowing some
properties to be rezoned as multi-
family does not open the door to
other owners looking to convert
their single family dwellings into
This island has had more than
its share of recent controversy.
We don’t need to create more
acrimony. With growing resident
opposition, contrary legal
precedent, and a proposal that
benefts so few at the expense of
so many, is pursuing the overlay
worth it?
Town Council should accept
the Planning Commission’s
initial decision to deny rezoning
the town hall.
Sydney Cook
Sullivan’s Island
Memorial Message Through Local Art
Island Eye News manager, Lori McGee and her
husband Roger, who recently became IOP residents,
has been inspired to delve into the art world. Along
with displaying her island artwork on her website
CharlestonSeashoreDecor.com, they have adopted a
boat they placed in their front yard to use as a seasonal
canvas. Above is their Memorial Day message.
June 16 Is l and Eye Cal endar May 31
Friday, May 31
Party at the Point
Party at the Point is Charleston’s
Premier Happy Hour Concert
offering a full cash bar along
with the best live music in
town. Featuring Occasional
Milkshake. 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Charleston Harbor Resort and
Marina on Patriot’s Point. Tickets
$5 - $7. For more info, visit
Saturday, June 1
Cooper River Challenge
Come join the fun at the Mount
Pleasant Pier for a season of
fshing tournaments! Prizes are
awarded for the largest game fsh
catch in each of the following
categories: Adult Angler, Lady
Angler, Youth Angler (12 and
under), Senior Angler (60 ), and
Total Weight of 5 Fish. 6 a.m. – 4
p.m. 71 Harry Hallman Blvd, Mt.
Reggae Nights
Reggae Nights Summer Concert
Series features traditional old
school roots reggae with a new
school attitude in a beautiful
outdoor setting. Bring your chairs
or blanket. Gates open at 8 p.m.
with music at 8:30 p.m. Food and
beverage available for purchase.
$13/general admission. Kids 12
and under free. James Island
County Park.
Annual Sweetgrass Festival
The highly anticipated festival will
celebrate the rich Gullah Geechee
cultural heritage and provide
the most extensive showcase
of sweetgrass baskets in the
lowcountry area. Enjoy handmade
arts and craft, live performances,
flm, song and dance, storytelling,
drummers and dancers, and more.
Food for purchase from over 15
lowcountry restaurant vendors.
Admission and parking are free.
No alcohol or pets. Waterfront
Memorial Park, 99 Harry Hallman
Jr. Blvd. Mt. Pleasant. 12 – 8
p.m. For more info, visit www.
Teacher Appreciation Day at the
Center for Birds of Prey
Teachers with valid ID will receive
free admission to the Center for
Birds of Prey, and their guests will
get 50 percent off. All day. 4872
Seewee Road, Awendaw.
Sunday, June 2
National Cancer Survivors Day
On this day, Charleston will
honor our citizens who are living
with and beyond cancer. We will
join communities worldwide in
celebrating life as part of the 24th
Annual National Cancer Survivors
Day. Free and open to the public.
Music, food, dancing, and more.
2 – 5 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1113 Sam
Rittenberg Blvd.
East Cooper Firehouse
Poker Run
Motorcycles will participate on a
75-mile ride stopping at frehouses
East of the Cooper, to include
SI Fire Station (2050 Middle).
Event sponsored by The Marion
Marauders Society & State Farm
Imani Milele Children's Choir
at IOP Baptist
Imani Milele is a Ugandan phrase
that literally means "everlasting
faith." Imani Children's Choir's
purpose is promoting and
bringing awareness to the plight
of the orphaned and vulnerable
children in Uganda through their
craft in music and dance. Their
performances have earned them
recognition as one of the best
children's choirs in the nation. For
more info, visit www.imanimilele.
com. 10:30 a.m. Isle of Palms
Baptist Church. 14 24th Ave, Isle
of Palms.
Blackbeard’s Cove Celebrates
7 Years
For the 7th Anniversary
Celebration, Blackbeard’s Cove
will be hosting a free party.
Enjoy free mini golf all day, live
entertainment, a charity dunking
booth, and a mechanical bull. Free
hotdogs and hamburgers served
from noon – 3 p.m. The fun begins
at 11 a.m. For more info, visit
tueSday, June 4
Party in the Park
Mt. Pleasant and WEZL FM
present free music concerts every
Tuesday evening in June. Artists
include: Thompson Square, Kip
Moore, Dustin Lynch, Casey
James, and more. Free admission
and parking. No coolers allowed.
Food and beverages available.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more info and
a list of all concerts, visit www.
WedneSday, June 5
Wine Tasting at Café Medley
Wine tastings every Wednesday at
your favorite local café. $5 / $13
with cheese plate. 6 – 9 p.m. 2213
Middle Street.
thurSday, June 6
Wando High School Graduation
Congratulations to the class of
2013! Graduation is at the North
Charleston Coliseum. 3:30 p.m.
Students should arrive no later
than 2:45 p.m.

Friday, June 7
Kids Night Out at IOP
Recreation Department
Kids, grab your friends and enjoy
a night out at the Rec. Activities
can include Jump Castles, Movies,
Music, Games, Pizza and Snacks.
6 – 8:30 p.m. $10/resident, $15/
non-resident. Ages 5 – 12. 24 28th
Avenue, Isle of Palms.
Party at the Point
Party at the Point is Charleston’s
Premier Happy Hour Concert
offering a full cash bar along
with the best live music in
town. Featuring Stoplight
Observations. 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Charleston Harbor Resort and
Marina on Patriot’s Point. Tickets
$5 - $7. For more info, visit
Nighttime at the Museum
Celebrate the end of the school
year with your family at the annual
Nighttime at the Museum and
fnd out how history comes to
life. Features scores of costumed
re-enactors, special displays, an
exciting scavenger hunt, crafts,
and demonstrations. Lights will
be low, so bring your fashlight! A
light pizza supper and ice cream
are included. Appropriate for
all ages. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The
Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting
Street. $20/adult, $10/child.
Reduced prices for members.
Saturday, June 8
Floppin’ Flounder
5k run/walk on Sullivan’s Island.
Race begins at 8 a.m. from the
Fish Fry Shack. $20/Charleston
Running Club Member, $25/
non-member. $30 race day.
Must register by June 1 to
receive a t-shirt! To register or
for more information, visit www.
First United Methodist Church
Fish Fry
Join the FUMC IOP Men’s Group
for their famous fsh fry! Eat in,
carry out, or go through the drive
through. Desserts provided by the
women of the church. Tickets are
$7. Food served from 4 – 7 p.m. 12
21st Avenue, Isle of Palms.
Mt. Pleasant International
Beer Fest
Sample more than 100 different
types of beer from around the
world. Live music by Adalya, the
Bushels, and the Hans Schmidt
Band. $40, $80/VIP in advance.
$55/door, if available. Park West
Recreation Complex. 2 – 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.
Boat Safety Course
The Charleston Sail and Power
Squadron will offer America’s
Boating Course. Successful
participants receive the SC Safe
Boating Certifcate required for
youth to operate a motorboat as
well as the US Power Squadron
certifcate recognized by many
insurance companies for premium
discounts. To register, contact
Dick Howells, rhowells125@gmail.
com or 216-9866. 1376 Orange
Grove Road in Charleston 8 a.m.
– 4 p.m. Free for youth age 12
through high school.
Youth Fishing Rodeo at Sewee
Children ages 6-16 can drop
their line and create a Fish Art
T-shirt! Bait, prizes, food and some
assistance are provided. Weigh-in
at noon. Registration required by
calling 928-3368. On the day of
this event there will be a sign-in
table and fshing rules distributed.
7:30 – 11 a.m. Free.
Surf City All Stars and Blue
Hawaii at Cinebarre
Cinebarre presents live in person
David Marks of the Beach Boys
and Dean Torrence of Jan and
Dean performing with the Surf
City All-stars June 8. Concert
followed by and outdoor screening
of the Elvis classic Blue Hawaii.
Festivities will also include a limbo
contest, air guitar contest (win
an autographed Stratocaster!),
wipe out drum contest, hula hoop
contest, beer pong, dunking booth,
bounce house and corn hole.
Family friendly, rain or shine.
Doors at 4 p.m. Music at 5 p.m.
For more info, call 884-2917.
WedneSday, June 12
Wine Tasting at Café Medley
See Wednesday, June 5.
Friday, June 14
Party at the Point
See Friday, June 7.
Featuring Reggae Night!
5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Charleston
Harbor Resort and Marina
on Patriot’s Point. Tickets
$5 - $7. For more info, visit
Saturday, June 15
Beach Lover’s Book Club
Join neighbors and friends as the
book club discusses The Secrets
of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen.
The book club meets on the third
Saturday of each month. 10:30
a.m. Edgar Allan Poe Library. 1921
I’on Ave, Sullivan’s Island. For
more info, call 883-3914.
Sunday, June 16
Happy Father’s Day!
Be sure to do a little something
extra special to make today a great
day for dad!
Nature Adventures Outftters
Fathers’ Day Cookout & Fun
Get outdoors and do something
different that Dad will enjoy! Enjoy
the plantation trails, mansion tour,
cookout and family fun paddle
down Wambaw Creek to Santee
River. Led by University degree and
Master Naturalist guides. Hampton
Plantation. 11 a.m. Call 568-3222
for details.
Carbs and Cars
Look at all kinds of Italian and
European cars in the parking lot
of Bacco Italian Restaurant before
enjoying a pasta buffet prepared
by Chef Michael Scognamilio.
$15. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bacco
Italian Restaurant. 976 Houston
Northcutt Blvd., Mt. Pleasant.
Fishing on Father's Day
Enjoy free fshing tutorials and
spend some quality time with dad
on the Mount Pleasant Pier. A
lowcountry fshing expert will be
on hand to answer questions and
offer advice. A fun and rewarding
experience for you and dad! Mount
Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman
Blvd. 1 - 2 p.m. For more info, call
14 May 31, 2013
n May 24, there was
nothing but smiles all
around at Sullivan’s
Island Elementary School.
Perhaps the most celebrated
and anticipated day of the year,
the annual May Day Festival
at SIES signals not only the
beginning of summer, but the
end of the school year. Kids
from kindergarten to ffth grade
participated in song and dance with
the culmination of the celebration
ending with the traditional dance
around the May Pole. The spectacular
group of students showed off all they
have learned over the past year in
front of family, friends, and extremely
proud teachers.
SI ES KI cKS Off SummEr SEaSOn wI th annual may Day
15 May 31, 2013
The following is a summary of
some of the police activity on the
Isle of Palms during the month of
April 2
An offcer on patrol observed a
suspicious vehicle and stopped
to investigate. Two individuals
engaging in indecent activity
occupied the vehicle. Upon
investigation, the offcer found
that one of the subjects had
failed to pay a traffc fne
beach warrant. The subject
was taken into custody. A pre-
tow inventory of the vehicle
produced a green, plant-link
material, which was found to be
April 3
A woman gave her credit card
to a friend to purchase a bottle
of vodka. Later, she found that
the same subject withdrew
$200 from an ATM without her
knowledge or consent. Warrants
were obtained for the subject
who was eventually located and
April 6
Someone stole a man’s briefcase
while he was retrieving
additional luggage from his
condominium. The briefcase
contained an Apple laptop
computer, an iPhone, and his
April 10
An offcer conducted a traffc
stop for a speeding violation.
While talking with the driver, the
offcer smelled alcohol and burnt
marijuana, and observed a glass
pipe and bottle of liquor. All four
occupants of the vehicle were
Someone stole a woman’s credit
card and attempted to make
$7,900 in unauthorized charges.
A victim reported that she hired
a live-in female to watch her
residence as she is frequently
out of town. After the employee
was arrested by the Mount
Pleasant Police Department for
larceny, she took inventory of
valuable items and discovered
several pieces of jewelry missing.
The case is under investigation.
April 15
An offcer observed a Club-Cart
golf cart obstructing a lane of
travel on Carolina Boulevard.
The cart was unoccupied with
the keys in the ignition. The
victim was eventually located
and advised the offcer that an
unknown person stole the golf
cart from his garage during the
April 17
Offcers were dispatched in
reference to a verbal altercation
between a man and a woman.
Both were intoxicated and the
female had three outstanding
bench warrants for failure to
pay traffc tickets, as well as
an arrest warrant out of the
Summerville Police Department.
April 24
A victim reported that during an
argument with her husband, he
shoved her against a wall and
injured her head, neck, arm,
and hand.
Someone entered a woman’s
unsecured vehicle and stole a
pair of boots and other various
April 29
Someone removed a woman’s
yard decoration without her
An unknown subject entered a
residence and stole a signifcant
number of jewelry pieces. There
was no indication of forced
During the month of April,
offcers issued six business
check notices to business
owners advising them that the
business was found unsecure.
There were seven
Victim of Crime
forms completed.
iop police Blotter
ort City Moped Founder
Jordan Chaplin was
inspired to found Port City
Mopeds after learning that his
great grandfather owned the frst
Schwinn bicycle dealership in
the City of Charleston. Looking
to provide visitors and locals
with a safe, fuel-effcient moped
experience, Jordan and his friend
Dave Jarman cashed in their
401ks and life savings to found
the business, which is now the
area’s premier moped rental and
sales company.
Last week, the Isle of Palms
establishment received a $5,000
grant as a part of “Love Our
Local Business.” The campaign,
sponsored by Intuit, awards 15
small businesses across the US
with $5,000 “wishes” and allows
the business to further pursue
their dreams, and provide for
the local community. Port City
Moped will use the grant to
invest in more mopeds to meet
the growing demand for eco-
friendly transportation on the
island communities.
Winners of the grant are
determined based on three criteria:
the number of online votes the
business receives, the feasibility
of the wish of the business, and
the transformational impact the
wish could have on the business.
To date, Intuit has awarded
more than $1.2 million to hard-
working small-business owners
who are making their dreams a
reality and positively impacting
their communities in the process.
Congratulations to Port City
Port City Moped is located at
1202 Palm Boulevard on the Isle
of Palms. For more information,
visit www.portcitymoped.com.
Props to Port City Moped
LocaL Busi ness Wi ns Grant
speciaL to the Island EyE nEws
16 May 31, 2013
Lowcount r y Bi t es
Island Eats
Acme Cantina:
Enjoy a great beach atmosphere,
casual Americana dining,
and fresh-catch seafood for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
31 J.C. Long Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Ben & Jerry’s:
Enjoy an array of ice cream
favors, from Chocolate Therapy
to Peach Cobbler on Isle of
Palms’ Ocean Boulevard
1009 Ocean Boulevard,
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Café Medley:
Start your day or end it with
a well rounded café, serving
breakfast, lunch, and a glass of
wine in the evening.
2213 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
The CO-OP:
Sullivan’s Island’s own Gourmet
Grocery and Deli. Enjoy made-
to-order sandwiches and salads
that are perfect for everything
from quick lunches to a long
day on the beach! Patio dining
2019 Middle Street,
Sullivan's 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.
2213 Middle Street
Sullivan’s 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.
2209 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Long Island Cafe:
Come in for lunch, dinner,
or Sunday brunch and enjoy
all your favorite seafood plus
so much more at this island
1515-A Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Luke 'n Ollie's:
Come and enjoy made-to-order
pizzas made from the fnest
1101-C Ocean Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Morgan Creek Grill:
Relax with a front row seat on
the Intracoastal waterway while
enjoying fresh seafood and
southern hospitality.
80 41st Avenue
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Poe’s Tavern:
Famous for their gourmet
burgers and chicken
sandwiches, this Poe-inspired
eatery also features great deals
on fresh fsh tacos.
2210 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC
SALT at Station 22:
Enjoy a fun atmosphere with
fresh seafood and southern
favorites, and a fresh, local raw
2205 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Grab a casual dinner of fried
founder or crab cakes in a cozy
atmosphere, as well as lunch on
the weekends.
2019 Middle Street
Sullivan’s 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.
2213-B Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
The Windjammer:
Isle of Palms’ home to live
music, this fun beach club
features unbeatable prices
on sandwiches, burgers, and
1008 Ocean Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
hat I cook from week to week differs pretty dramatically
lately. I go from one week making challah to the next week
making a quinoa recipe. This is because I like to eat healthy
food but my inner foodie can’t turn away from any deep fried, buttery,
battered delicious meal. With that said, my meals have taken a turn
for the healthy since my sister is getting married in less than a month
now. With her wedding dedication I’ve found myself staying pretty
focused as well. I’ve been trying to come up with different healthy
lunch options besides salads because those become boring pretty
quickly. When I found this recipe for a deconstructed spring roll I got
really excited. It still was basically a salad, but turned up to the next
level and still healthy.
This recipe is really simple and you could really make everything
while getting ready for work in the morning. It is basically any
vegetable you would like in a spring roll chopped up and then added
with saifun noodles, which are bean string noodles found at any
grocery store with a peanut sauce. Then, you are done! I’m actually
excited for lunch with this recipe and I know it is so healthy and
delicious it just can’t be beat—well maybe by a cheeseburger, but
that will have to wait until after the wedding.
Want to see a recipe on Lowcountry Bites? Write in and share to
Deconstructed Spring Roll
Originally from Joy the Baker
Veggies you like, I included:
Carrots, sliced with a peeler into ribbons
Bean sprouts
Saifun (bean thread noodles)
(ride noodles also work)
Peanut sauce
Chop veggies. Cook
noodles in boiling
water and let sit
for 20 minutes
then strain and
rinse and let extra
water strain. Put
all together in a
bowl and enjoy!
Deconstructed Spring Roll
By Kelsey Colt
17 May 31, 2013
harleston Pirate Tours and Charles Towne Pub Stroll
have both received a TripAdvisor Certifcate of Excellence
award. The accolade, which honors hospitality
excellence, is given only to the most exceptional performers in
TripAdvisor’s global business community. With the top rating
of 5.0, Charleston Pirate Tours and Charles Towne Pub Strolls
are among the 10- percent of hospitality businesses around the
world to receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for the Certifcate of Excellence, businesses must
maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible
fve, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria
include the volume of reviews received within the last 12
months. Charleston Pirate Tours and Charles Towne Pub Stroll
have maintained the highest overall rating of fve.
“We want to thank our guests, whose reviews have kept us
in the top 10-precent,” said says company owner and Isle of
Palms resident Eric Lavender. “We are committed to giving
our guests the best possible Charleston experience, and this
accolade validates that commitment.”
Charleston Pirate Tours offers tours and storytelling
presentations on Charleston history. In addition to numerous
network television appearances, Lavender has appeared
at museums, events, and schools across the southeast.
Congratulations on the award, and thanks for representing the
Isle of Palms!
Learn more about Charleston Pirate Tours at www.
Charleston Pirate Tours Guide and co-owner Eric Lavender in pirate apparel with Captain
Bob, the blue and gold macaw, Charleston’s only avian tour guide
CharLeston Pi rate tours and Pub stroLL earns tri Padvi sor award
sPeCiaL to the Island EyE nEws
May 31, 2013 18
he Boat-tailed Grackle is a large blackbird
which if found along the Gulf and East
coasts as far north as New York. Adult
males are an iridescent black with a long, broad
tail. Females are about half the size of males and
are a dull dark brown with a lighter brown belly.
Boat-tailed Grackles have a diverse diet and
will forage for insects, reptiles, and amphibians
as well as visit bird feeders and dumps. The
unusual mating system of this species is called
a harem polygyny. Numerous females gather in
suitable breeding areas and build their nests in
colonies. Usually, these colonies are located in
fresh or brackish marshes. One dominant male
and a one or two subdominant males patrol the
colony and mate with females. Inferior roaming
males will not enter the colonies but will
sometimes mate with females when they are out
foraging. Females alone build the nest, incubate
the eggs, and feed the young. High-ranking
males will defend the colonies by attempting to
chase away predators such as rat snakes, rice
rats, and Cooper’s Hawks.
Boat-tailed Grackle
By Sarah harper Diaz
Sarah' S bi rdS
ast week, members of the Isle of Palms Garden Club joined
City staff to help paint the brightly colored palm trees on
yellow barrels in preparation for the busy beach season. The
Garden Club has helped the City paint the barrels for over 40 years
now, and will continue to do so for years to come. Fortunately for
the volunteers, the barrels now come in painted yellow and a stencil
of the palm tree makes for easy painting. When the project was frst
initiated, everything had to be painted by hand! The City of Isle of
Palms thanks the Garden Club for their help and support!
A Barrel of Fun
une 1 marks the beginning
of the 2013 hurricane
season, but are most people
prepared? Are you prepared? The
Charleston County Emergency
Management Department wants
residents to get their family’s
emergency plan in place and
put their emergency supply kit
together prior to a storm.
Now is the time to get ready,
and it’s easy with the help of the
new 2013 Charleston County
Hurricane Guide. The public can
go to www.charlestoncounty.org
and click on the “Are You Ready?”
banner on the front page of the
County’s website to download,
print and share.
“Charleston County
Government is always preparing
for a storm and working with other
local and state agencies to do so,
but everyone has an individual
responsibility to get prepared
and make sure their family has
a plan,” said Cathy Haynes,
Charleston County Emergency
Management Department’s Chief
of Operations. “Churches and
civic groups can also help by
printing the guide for those who
do not have access to the Internet.
Our entire community needs to
help spread the word.”
In anticipation of an evacuation
order, which can only be given
by the governor, Haynes also
reminds the public that they
should plan to leave town if at all
possible, and everyone along the
coast is strongly encouraged to
make travel arrangements well in
“Because of the low-lying areas
in our county, we will never
have enough safe shelter space
for all of Charleston County’s
residents,” said Jason Patno,
Charleston County Emergency
Management Director. “Therefore,
we encourage everyone who has
the means to leave town to do
so and to consider shelters only
as a last resort when they have
nowhere else to go.”
Also, those who have the ability
to leave should do so as early
as possible. “You don’t have to
wait until an evacuation order
is issued,” Patno said. “If you
can, leave as early as possible to
make your trip easier and to help
relieve the traffc congestion on
our roads.”
Citizens who do not have
transportation should learn where
their nearest evacuation pick-up
point is located. The evacuation
pick-up points are noted by blue
signs with a hurricane and bus
symbol, and are located across the
county at many CARTA bus stops
and popular areas like schools,
churches and shopping centers.
In the event of an evacuation
order, buses will transport
citizens from the 79 pick-up
points to the nearest available
Red Cross shelter. “It is vital
for residents in our community
who don’t have transportation to
know where their nearest pick-up
point is before the next hurricane
approaches our coast,” Haynes
said. “It takes all of us working
together to make sure our citizens
and neighbors are prepared and
The procedures for opening
shelters changed last year for the
2012 hurricane season. Rather
than having a list of shelters in
advance, emergency shelters are
now determined with the approach
of a hurricane to South Carolina.
In the event of a hurricane or
other major disaster, residents
are asked to monitor local media
outlets for a current list of open
shelters. During an evacuation,
listen for emergency alerts on the
radio and look for road signs for
shelter information.
The South Carolina Emergency
Management Dept. developed a
webpage to provide information
for residents and visitors along
the entire South Carolina
coast, and the Tri-County
zones are available at: http://
Hurricane Season Begins… Are You Ready?
CharleSton County releaSeS offi Ci al 2013 hurri Cane prepareDneSS Gui De
19 May 31, 2013
Seeing the Best
of a Bad Situation
LocaL Busi ness Donates Porti on of
ProceeDs to okLahoma Vi cti ms
he recent tornadoes in the
Oklahoma City area are
a tragic reminder of
how quickly our lives can
change. However, they are
also a great reminder of
how amazing this country
is when it comes to stepping
up to help those in need in times
of crisis. At The Vision Center
at Seaside Farms, owners take
pride in not only helping our
own community, but helping out
other communities in need as
well. From now until the end of
June, a portion of their revenue
generated by eye exams (10
percent), the sale of eyeglasses
and sunglasses (5 percent), and
sale of
lenses (5 percent) will
be donated to the disaster relief
fund for those affected by these
massive tornadoes.
For more information, visit
The Vision Center at Seaside
Farms is located at 1956 Long
Grove Drive, Suite 1, Mt. Pleasant.
owcountry graduates
of the University of
Notre Dame have
represented their alma
mater well over the last year.
The Notre Dame Alumni
Association recently deemed
the Charleston chapter of the
club the “Outstanding Club
of the Year,” a prestigious
award given to only seven
clubs annually, out of a
total 225 clubs in the United
States, and 51 around the
Ashley Ameika, the
club's Vice-President was at
Notre Dame for the annual
Leadership Conference
and accepted the award on
behalf of the Club. Clubs
receive awards based on
camaraderie, catholic
spirituality, community,
diversity, and more. The
Charleston chapter held all
13 football game watches at
Dunleavy’s Pub on Sullivan’s
Island, with a cumulative
attendance of over 500
Fightin’ Irish fans.
Because of the club’s
outstanding participation
and involvement, Notre
Dame football coach Brian
Kelly will visit the Charleston
chapter next year.
Fans of the Fightin’ Irish
notre Dame aLumni cLuB Wi ns aWarD
20 May 31, 2013
I sland KI ds
Vacation Bible School Guide
Following is a list of Vacaton Bible
Schools ofered throughout the summer
by our island churches.
st. MarK’s lutheran ChurCh
300 Palm Boulevard,Isle of Palms
What: Children will prepare and perform
“100 Percent Chance of Rain” by Walter
Horsley, the musical telling of Noah
and the Ark. The 20 minute play will
be prepared Monday – Wednesday
and performed on Thursday at 11:00
a.m. Preparaton will include singing,
costumes, crafs, games and lots of fun!
When: June 24 – 27, 9 – 11:30 am.
Ages: 3 and up
Register for $15 for one child, or $25 for a
family to stmarksiop@bellsouth.net.

For more informaton, call 886-8557.
FI rst unI ted
MethodI st ChurCh
12 21
Avenue, Isle of Palms
What: We will step back in tme to
Athens, Greece, exploring some of the
adventures of the Apostle Paul. Kids and
adults will partcipate in a memorable
Bible-tmes Marketplace, sing catchy
songs, play games, visit Paul and collect
Bible Memory Makers to remind them
of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to
look for evidence of God all around them
through something called God Sightngs.
Each day concludes with a Celebraton – a
tme of upbeat, fun worship.
When: June 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: Kindergarten through 5
To register, go to: www.iopmethodist.
com under Children and Youth – VBS
Registraton. Bring a gently used children’s
book to donate to Book Worm Angels.

For more informaton, call or email
Kristen at 886-6610 or iopchildren@
sunrI se PresbyterI an ChurCh
3222 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island
What: Everywhere Fun Fair is an
excitng, kid-friendly, global fair where
children can explore the everyday life of
neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, the
United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico.
Throughout the week, we will explore
this theme through interactve Bible
storytelling, global games, rockin’ music,
super science, cool crafs, and more!
On Friday, we will close with a special
celebraton for partcipants’ families to
experience a bit of the Everywhere Fun
Fair themselves.
When: June 17 – 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To register, complete a registraton
form available for pickup at Sunrise
Presbyterian, or use our easy online
opton by going to 2013.cokesburyvbs.
com/sunrisepresbyterian. Cost is $15

For more informaton, call Sunrise
Presbyterian Church at 883-3888.
sullI van’s I sland
baPtI st ChurCh
1753 Central Avenue, Sullivan’s Island
What: This year’s VBS theme is Colossal
Coaster World. Enjoy all kinds of fun
and games with your friends, family, and
neighbors. Learn how to face fear and
trust God. Are you ready for a wild ride?
By the end of the week, your kids will
want to do it all over again!
When: July 15 – 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: 4 – 9, or 4
For more informaton and to register, visit
www.sibc.us or call 883-3601.
I sland KI ds
Isle of Palms Recreation Department
Summer Camp Guide
The following is a list of summer camps
ofered at the Isle of Palms Recreaton
Department. Register in person at the Isle
of Palms Recreaton Department, 24 28

Avenue, Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more
informaton on any of the camps, call
Wee CaMP
Ages 3 – 4 as of Sept. 1, 2012
Weekly themed camps for children ages
3 and 4. Children need to bring lunch
daily, snack provided. Supervision will be
provided from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Week 1: June 10 – 14, Super Hero Week
Week 2: June 17 – 21, Pirate Week
Week 3: June 24 – 28, Splish Splash
Week 4: July 1 – 5, Hawaiian Heaven
Week 5: July 8 – 12, Under the Sea
Week 6: July 15 – 19, Sweet Treat Week
Week 7: July 22 – 26, Mystery Week
Week 8: July 29 - Aug 2, Under the Big
CaMP suMMershI ne
Ages 5 – 12
Weekly themed camps for children ages
5-12. Children need to bring lunch daily,
snack provided. Supervision will be
provided 8:30am - 3:30pm.
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Week 1: June 10 – 14, Rock Star Week
Week 2: June 17 – 21, Pirate Week
Week 3: June 24 – 28, Whirling Waters
Week 4: July 1 – 5, Hawaiian Heaven
Week 5: July 8 – 12, Dodge This
Week 6: July 15 – 19, Sweet Treat Week
Week 7: July 22 – 26, Adventure Week
Week 8: July 29 - Aug 2, Island Idol
ChallenGer soCCer CaMP
Ages 5 – 16
Camp Dates: June 10 - June 14, 9:00 a.m.
12 p.m.
$135 resident/ $140 non-resident
Children will learn lessons in self-
discipline, good sportsmanship and
respect for others and the game. Campers
will receive a soccer ball, t-shirt, poster
and evaluaton. Instructor: Britsh Soccer,
Challenger Sports.
youth rI sI nG stars basKetball
Ages 5 – 9
Camp Dates: June 17 - June 21
Full Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $180 resident/
$185 non-resident
Half Day: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $125 resident/
$130 non-resident
Camp will be supervised by certfed
coaches and college players. Campers will
receive a camp t-shirt and basketball. Full
day campers will need to provide lunch.
Friday early dismissal 12 p.m. Space is
limited to 40 partcipants. Instructor:
Rising Stars Basketball Staf.
Pre-teen rI sI nG stars
basKetball CaMP
Ages 10 – 14
Camp Dates: June 17 - June 21
Full Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $180 resident/
$185 non-resident
Half Day: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $125 resident/
$130 non-resident
Camp will be supervised by certfed
coaches and college players. Campers will
receive a camp t-shirt and basketball. Full
day campers will need to provide lunch.
Friday early dismissal 12 p.m. Space
limited to 40 partcipants. Instructor:
Rising Stars Basketball Staf.
GenMove MultI -sPorts CaMP
Ages 5 – 12
Camp Dates: June 24 - June 28
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$125 resident/ $130 non-resident
Generaton Move Sport Camp is designed
to inspire learning through a variety of
physical actvites and games. Campers
will receive technical instructon in each
sport and apply sport skills to realistc
game situatons. Instructed by: Temoc
Suarez, Generaton Move Staf.
GI rls volleyball CaMP
Ages 10 – 15
Camp Dates: July 8 – July 12
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$125 resident/ $130 non-resident
Camp is designed to develop the
fundamental skills of volleyball. Girls will
receive a camp t-shirt. Space limited to 50
partcipants. Instructor: Alexis Glover.
boys laCrosse CaMP
aGes 7 – 18
Camp Dates: July 15 - July 19
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$125 resident/ $130 non-resident
Campers will learn passing, catching
and shootng techniques. All campers
receive a reversible pinny, stcker and a
US Lacrosse membership. Campers need
to bring a stck, gloves, helmet, shoulder
and elbow pads. Instructor: Tom Harris,
Lowcountry Lacrosse.
GI rls laCrosse CaMP
Ages 7 – 18
Camp Dates: July 22 - July 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$125 resident/ $130 non-resident
Campers will learn passing, catching
and shootng techniques. All campers
receive a reversible pinny, stcker and a
US Lacrosse membership. Campers need
to bring a stck, gloves, helmet, shoulder
and elbow pads. Instructor: Tom Harris,
Lowcountry Lacrosse.
suareZ soCCer CaMP
Ages 5 – 13
Full Day: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $180
resident/$185 non-resident
Half Day: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $125 resident /
$130 non-resident
The camp is designed to develop
fundamental techniques of soccer in
a fun, learning environment. Full day
campers will need to provide lunch.
Camp Kids continues on page 23
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Breach Inlet Tide Chart
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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nterest rates are at historic
lows. But they will rise
eventually. If you invest in
fxed-income vehicles, such as
bonds, what might higher rates
mean for you?
As is almost always the case
in the investment world, there’s
no simple answer. First, it’s
important to distinguish between
short-term and long-term interest
rates. The Federal Reserve is
determined to keep short-term
rates low until unemployment
improves, but, in the meantime,
longer-term rates may well rise.
Depending on your situation,
a rise in long-term rates can
present both opportunity and
concern. The opportunity: Rising
rates can mean greater income if
you invest in newly issued bonds.
The concern: If you already own
longer-term bonds, and rates
rise, the value of your bonds
will fall. That’s because other
investors won’t want to pay full
price for your bonds when they
can get new ones at higher rates.
Even if the value of your
long-term bonds falls, isn’t it
worthwhile to hold on to them?
After all, as long as your bond
doesn’t default, and if the bond
is considered “investment grade,”
a default is unlikely, you will
get a steady source of income
and you’ll receive the full value
of your bond back at maturity.
Aren’t these valuable benefts?
They are indeed, but they may
be more relevant for short-term
bonds. Longer-term bonds (those
of 10-year duration or longer) are
more subject to infation risk than
shorter-term bonds. Of course,
we’ve experienced low infation
for a number of years, but, over
time, even mild infation can add
up. When this happens, and you
own a long-term bond whose rate
doesn’t change, you could face
a potential loss of purchasing
power. One of the reasons that
long-term bonds pay higher
interest rates than short-term
bonds is because the issuers
of longer-term instruments are
rewarding you for taking on this
additional infation risk.
Consequently, simply holding
on to long-term bonds, especially
very long-term ones, such as
those that mature in 30 years,
may not be the best strategy. If
you review your fxed-income
holdings and fnd that they
skew strongly toward longer-
term bonds, you may want to
consider reducing your exposure
in this area. If you did sell some
of these bonds, you could use the
proceeds to help build a “bond
ladder,” which may be one of the
best ways to invest in bonds.
To create this ladder, you need
to invest in bonds of varying
maturities. When market rates
are low, you’ll still have your
longer-term bonds earning higher
interest rates, thereby paying you
more income. And when market
rates rise, you can reinvest your
maturing short-term bonds at the
higher rates. You must evaluate
whether the bonds held within
the bond ladder are consistent
with your investment objectives,
risk tolerance and fnancial
If you own bonds, you do need
to be aware of where interest
rates are — and where they may
be headed. Nonetheless, as we
have seen, you don’t have to be
at the mercy of rate movements.
By keeping yourself informed and
choosing the right strategies, you
can beneft from owning bonds
and other fxed-income vehicles
in all interest-rate environments.
Before investing in bonds,
you should understand the
risks involved, including credit
risk and market risk. Bond
investments are subject to
interest rate risk such that when
interest rates rise, the prices
of bonds can decrease, and the
investor can lose principal value
if the investment is sold prior to
This article was written by
Edward Jones for use by your
local Edward Jones Financial
If Rates Rise, What Should You Do With Bonds?
Computer Corner
ell here we go again
with a "virus" ready to
jump on your computer
and I hope this column helps
stop the latest problem. If you
get a "pop-up" on your computer
that it is time to update Adobe
DON'T do it. I know I have said
to in the past, but the hackers
have created a version that will
download a virus, reset your
home page to some weird search
engine and install something
like "SpeedMy PC" or some other
name. It wants you to buy the
service and if you do then you
have more viruses to deal with.
So for now, do not update
anything except Windows
updates through a pop-up. For
Adobe or Java, if a screen wants
you to update, close it and go
to Adobe or Java website and
update directly from site. Make
sure you uncheck to install
Chrome and the same for Ask
toolbar. Whatever, whoever has
been able to do this hacking
is targeting people locally, so
please be aware. As always, if
you have questions or just want
to be sure you can contact me.
If you are infected please call a
professional for help. This sort
of installation bypasses all types
of virus protection including
McAfee, Norton, MSE and many
On another note, with
summer in full swing take care
to watch out for the tourists as
they wander around to and fro.
They mean well but seem to
walk right in front of cars and
us. Plus be very careful with
that iPhone or Android, we are
used to setting them down and
going to the bathroom in our
favorite establishment, but with
strangers around it might walk
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@
Adobe Updater Has
Been Hacked
By BoB Hooper, aka rent a BoB
he other day, someone here
in town brought by a big
plastic bag with all sorts of
plant matter inside. The plants
had all come from a small pond
behind his home, in Columbia,
and this fellow wanted all the
plants in the bag identifed: he
suspected that some of them
were aquatic weeds, and potential
nuisances. I'm rather pleased to
say that we were able to identify
everything in his plastic bag, and
we were also able to tell him a bit
about the life history and natural
range of each of his plants. In
this case, nearly all of them
were introduced, weedy, aquatic
plants, and this particular one...
our Mystery Plant this week...was
probably the worst of the lot.
It's an herb that is native to
a large area of South America,
particularly the Amazon basin. It
was noted for its attractiveness
as an aquatic plant, suitable for
indoor and outdoor aquariums,
in North America, and of course,
therein is a problem. It was
introduced intentionally into
the USA, way back in the late
1800s. The problem is that it is
easily capable of spreading itself
into natural bodies of water.
Now imagine how many times
somebody has gotten rid of all the
stuff in their aquarium (critters,
too) by dumping the whole thing
into a nearby pond or creek! By
now, this plant can be found
nearly worldwide as an aquatic
The plants are quite attractive,
I think, and I suppose they
deserve their status as a
popularly cultivated aquatic
species. Rhizomes are produced
below the water, and the growing
stems will produce a succession
of nodes, each with prominently
whorled leaves, six or so, forming
rings up and down the stem.
Water, Water Everywhere
Can you Guess tHis Week’ s Mystery plant?
By JoHn nelson
Mystery plant continues on page 23
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23 May 31, 2013
Each leaf has many fne divisions, something like long
skinny fngers, and so each individual leaf resembles
a feather. The leaves below water aren't too pretty, but
those that poke above it are attractive, usually an odd
sort of bright ashy gray-green. Or even sort of bluish.
It's interesting that the plants bloom rarely, even in
their native home...and the fowers that are produced
are nearly always female (pistillate). The plants are
really good at reproducing asexually by fragmentation,
so perhaps they don't need to rely much on forming
This species may now be found in North America on
both Pacifc and Atlantic coasts, as far north as the
states of Washington and New York. It is surely likely to
increase its range, unfortunately. The plants are most
often found in quiet water of ditches and ponds, or in
slowly fowing creeks. It is capable of forming dense,
impenetrable growths, through which it is hard to get a
boat. (They also say that it improves mosquito habitat.
Don’t know if that’s true or not.)
By the way, if you are also interested in getting plants
identifed – weeds, houseplants, whatever –, remember
that our Herbarium offers this as a free public service.
You can send us living plants or photographs (via email
works great). You can get in touch with us at 803-777-
8196, or by email, at nelson@biol.sc.edu.
John Nelson is the curator of the A. C. Moore Herbarium
at the University of South Carolina, in the Department
of Biological Sciences, Columbia SC 29208. As a public
service, the Herbarium offers free plant identifcations.
For more information, visit www.herbarium.org or call
803-777-8196, or email nelson@sc.edu.
Mystery plant continues from page 22
[ A n s w e r : “ P a r r o t - f e a t h e r , " M y r i o p h y l u m a q u a t i c u m ]
Campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
Instructor: Temoc Suarez, Suarez Soccer.
Ages 10 – 16
Camp Dates: August 12 - August 15
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
$80 resident/ $85 non-resident
Gear up for the indoor volleyball season
with this four-day clinic that will surely
improve your volleyball skills! Drills,
scrimmages, intense workouts and a lot of
fun playing the sport we love. Instructor:
Laura Togami
Interested in theater? Want to be an
actor, or just love being on the stage?
Check out this year’s summer camp
oferings with Crabpot Players!
For more informaton, visit www.
Campers will learn basic actng techniques
including stage movement, projecton,
character study, and more. By the end of
the frst week, we will begin to rehearse
a full-length children’s musical that will
be performed the evening of June 28-29
at the end of camp. Campers will expand
their “triple threat” skills and experience
many aspects of producton a show in a
professional theater atmosphere.
Dates: June 10 – 28, Monday – Friday
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $400/camper
Camp KIds continues from page 20
This camp will focus on more advanced
actng techniques such as blocking,
projecton, character analysis, scene
works, monologue, improve, and more.
Partcipants will perform a montage of
scenes, monologues, and songs on July
19 – 20 at the end of camp. This session is
for young actors with any range of theater
experience looking to expand their skills.
Dates: July 8 – 19, Monday – Friday
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 12 – 18
Cost: $250/camper
Campers will learn the fundamentals
of sound and light design, costumes,
makeup, and more. Hands on actvites
will allow partcipants to experiment
with sound, mixing, and lightng boards.
Afer focusing an ellipsoidal or hanging a
Fresnel, campers will learn how to “read
light.” Basic costume design and makeup
will be taught in small groups.
Dates: July 29 – August 2
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $125/camper
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