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Sullivan’s Island • Isle of Palms • Goat Island • Dewees Island

Flying free for


a cause
T I D A LWAV E O F F E R S
R E S I D E N T S ’ D AY

BY MIMI WOOD
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

“I
am mortified to admit this,” grimaces
Michael Fiem, “but the first year we ‘flew’
kids for Camp Happy Days, we were
paid.” He explains, “We had no idea what we
were hired for.”
Fiem, along with his Tidalwave Watersports
partners Mark Fiem and Michael Malley, have
been running trips gratis for Camp Happy
Days ever since. Up until this year, spending
the Fourth of July parasailing young cancer
Governor Henry McMaster signs the Beachfront Management Reform Act into law with supporters from local
patients and their families for the nonprofit government, League of Women Voters, the Coastal Conservation League and the Association of Realtors on
was one of the highlights of their summer. Aug. 23.
For reasons beyond Tidalwave’s control, PHOTO BY JASON OGDEN
they are no longer able to serve the camp. This

Beachfront management
Fourth of July was the first in over a decade that
they haven’t participated in the camp’s holiday
festivities. Fiem noticed Malley was unusually

reform put into action


subdued. Come to find out, Malley couldn’t get
the camp off his mind. “I feel like I’m letting
the kids down. We can’t go through the year
without giving back,” lamented Malley, whose
mother is a stage 4, non-Hodgkins lymphoma CEREMONIAL SIGNING AUG. 23
survivor.
That’s “what got the wheels turning,” for the
First Annual Residents’ Day. BY MIMI WOOD
“It just kind of evolved,” recalls Mark Fiem, THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER
Michael’s identical twin. The three partners

L
have been looking for an opportunity to show iterally, a line in the sand. Actually two stated McMaster upon signing. “It represents
their appreciation to IOP residents since lines; jurisdictional lines, designed to a very important step forward for our coast,
last autumn, when they became aware “that preserve the beach and dune systems, which is a treasure we need to preserve.”
some residents felt ‘disconnected’ from the while still maintaining land rights for coastal The Department of Health and
Marina. Prior to that, we had always thought property owners. That’s the crux of the Environmental Control (DHEC) is charged
we were serving the residents’ need for our Beachfront Management Reform Act, signed with evaluating, and potentially adjusting,
type of activities.” The Residents’ Day idea into law by Governor Henry McMaster under two beachfront jurisdictional lines every
emerged, and “then we hit upon the idea of a glorious blue sky, at the Isle of Palms seven to ten years. The first, known as the
tying Residents’ Day to a local charity,” Fiem County Park on Aug. 23. baseline, is the line closest to the ocean.
recounts. In the interest of transparency, in many The second, the setback line, is landward,
Enter long-time Palm Blvd. resident Rusty respects the impetus for the new law, the minimally 20’ back from the baseline.
Streetman. Streetman has been a member Governor actually signed HB 4683 four Typically the land in between these lines is
of the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Advisory Board months ago, on May 3. The August 23 a ‘no-build’ zone.
since 2013, sitting alongside notables such as ceremonial signing afforded dignitaries from Changes in the placement of these
Beth and Darius Rucker, Honorary Chairs. “We around the state the opportunity to come lines could potentially create a major
have raised over $130 million since the Capital together, witness the bill being signed into disadvantage for coastal property owners;
Campaign for the new hospital was launched law, and celebrate the unanimous passing imagine purchasing a lot, then finding those
of the bill by both the State House and State
Residents' Day continues on page 5 Senate. “This law is worthy of ceremony,” Reform continues on page 3

MARITIME ORAL HISTORY FAMILY


FOREST PROJECT CHAMPIONS
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CIVIC
August 31, 2018

Sullivan’s Island Town Council Meeting


AUGUST 22

BY EMMA WOODHAM
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

O
n Tuesday, Aug. 22, One island resident pointed legal advice on Lassoe V. Town litigation against the town, but
the Sullivan’s Island out that the Sullivan’s Island of Sullivan’s Island. When council has now found a way to
Town Council met for its Fire Department is a Class One they returned, they approved implement the plan, and they are
regularly scheduled meeting. department, which is significant the minutes from the previous reexamining the plan to see if any
After the Pledge of Allegiance and because it can help homeowners meeting. Mayor O’Neil presented changes or alterations should be
the invocation, Mayor Pat O’Neil get a discount on their insurance. the third reading of Ordinance made. Some of the issues relate to
opened the floor to citizens’ Another resident asked Council 2018-04, which relates to the what size trees should be removed
comments. to consider putting a bike rack issuance and sale of bonds. This and what size should be allowed
Norman Khoury, a resident of at Station 30. Jen Leitch of ordinance is how the council to remain. Councilmember Mark
I’on Ave., addressed the proposed Atlantic Ave. encouraged council will fund the updates to the Howard asked why council can’t
changes to the Maritime Forest to consider a plastic bag ban on Water Treatment Facility. The implement the original plan.
Transition Zone, which were the island and provided different third reading was approved Councilmember Sarah Church
discussed at the most recent Land facts about the amount of plastic unanimously. Next, Mayor O’Neil thinks that another meeting
& Natural Resources Committee currently in our oceans. presented the first reading, by should be held to discuss these
meeting. Khoury asked that “Our ocean is turning into title only, of Ordinance 2018- changes so that more residents
council bring in experts to discuss plastic soup,” Leitch said. 05 which would amend town can attend and speak. Church
the proposed changes and host Following the citizens’ ordinances by adding a new feels that there needs to be much
public meetings for discussion. comments, Joe Williams and section to reading as follows: more discussion before a vote and
Susan Middaugh, a resident Harold Smith of Raftelis Inc. Section 14-35 Access Easement Councilmember Bachman Smith
of Raven Dr., told council that presented the 2018 Water & Agreement and Restrictive agreed. Mayor O’Neil agreed that
she believes the transition plan Sewer Rate Study. They discussed Covenant with Ward V.B. Lassoe. another meeting should be held
needs to allow for a flexible sight a change in rate structure for All members of the council voted to discuss the proposed changes.
approach and remarked on the the water and sewer billing that to approve the first reading Councilmember Langley also
beauty of the natural dunes. She would result in a rate reduction except for Councilmember Tim proposed that the town’s staff
wants to make sure that all of for close to ninety percent of Reese who abstained from voting draw up a ban on the sale and
the dunes are preserved. Julia the island residents. This new because of a conflict of interest. distribution on single-use plastic
Khoury, also a resident of I’on approach would involve moving Lastly, council approved a bags on the island as well as
Ave., is worried about the use of from a meter-size rate structure resolution to approve financing plastic straws and Styrofoam
certain machines clearing foliage to a Residential Equivalent Unit terms with BB&T for the purchase containers. Councilmember
from the transition area because (REU) structure. of vehicles. Church voiced her full support for
she isn’t sure how the dunes will Council adjourned into Mayor O’Neil had nothing new the motion, but Councilmember
handle it. Executive Session to receive to report, but Town Administrator Reese asked if this meant that all
Andy Benke read a brief report these items would also be banned
from the Turtle Team about the from being brought on the island
slow nesting season on both or just sold. The Town’s attorney
Sullivan’s Island and Isle of suggested that staff drawing up
Palms. He also stated that all the the proposal use very careful
new signage for parking changes language when wording the plan.
had been updated on Middle St. Councilmember Smith
and noted the space this gives updated council on the Poe Ave.
emergency vehicles when they project, noting that the committee
need to respond to an urgent call. had received several bids for
In her report from the Land & the project. The committee
Natural Resources Committee, recommends that council accept
Councilmember Rita Langley RH Moore’s bid for the work.
recommended amendments to Mayor O’Neil pointed out that
the Transition Zone Management several members of council were
Plan, which addresses the just seeing the bid numbers for
protected land and vegetation the first time, and he asked if the
between the private properties decision could be postponed for
and beaches. According to Mayor a short time. Ultimately, it was
O’Neil, the town was unable to decided that a special meeting
implement the plan that was
developed in 2016 because of Council continues on page 3

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In Oct. 2017, DHEC, with
worked with incredible efficiency and The Island Connection
little to no notice to landowners,
posted the establishment of new and cooperation to rectify the
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Dec. 31, 2017. Citizens wishing in the law that was ceremonially
to appeal the proposed new lines signed on Aug. 23.
had only until Nov. 6, 2017 to do The BMRA protects landowners
so. by setting down a transparent
Furthermore, the data that process for the establishment of
was used to determine the new the two jurisdictional lines.
lines appeared to be skewed, and The law also amends and
Lynn Pierotti
unscientific; some was obtained simplifies the appeal process
lynn@luckydognews.com
three days post-Hurricane for citizens, HOA’s and
publisher
Matthew, for instance. municipalities. Additionally,
Representative Lee Hewitt, it refines the definition of a Katy Calloway
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notice the lack of transparency, determines the baseline. Finally, managing editor
the new law addresses the use of IOP Mayor Jimmy Carroll shakes hands
lack of procedure, and lack of with Gov. McMaster while Mayor Tim Jennifer Tuohy
public notice with regard to post-storm survey data.
Goodwin of Folly Beach looks on. jennifer@luckydognews.com
From an environmental
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Council continues from page 2 the baseline as recorded in 2012 Association of Realtors to all Swan Richards
as “permanent,” and thereby agree, you know you have a good
should be held before the next prohibits the seaward movement
senior graphic designer

workshop meeting so that council law.”


of that line. Consequently, even if Joining mayors from Mt. Alejandro Ferreyros
can vote. accretion occurs, and the beach graphic designer
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main topic from the Public Safety building closer to the ocean will
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Chauncey Clark pointed out that This ensures protection for the to see the state government Christian LeBlanc
the fire truck is at least two years beach and dune systems. working with coastal mayors to christian@luckydognews.com
overdue for being replaced. The In highlighting the unanimous
proposal wasn’t included in the put together a rational approach social media
passing of the bill in both to the establishment of these
meeting packet, however, and chambers of 170-member South Emma Woodham
Mayor O’Neil wasn’t comfortable jurisdictional lines, which protect Mimi Wood
Carolina General Assembly, IOP both the interests of property
voting on such a big-ticket item Mayor Jimmy Carroll declared, staff writers
without all members of the council owners and conservation
“This is a great thing not only concerns.”
having seen a full breakdown for the Isle of Palms, but for
of the cost. Ultimately, the fire Former IOP Councilman Marty •
the entirety of coastal South Bettelli perhaps summed it up
truck cost will also be voted on Carolina.” Hewitt added, “Any
at the special meeting before the best, grinning, “You know it’s a CONTRIBUTORS
time you can get the League significant event when the locals
next workshop. of Women Voters, the Coastal
Councilmember Church didn’t are all wearing long pants.” Gregg Bragg
have much to report from the Susan Hill Smith
Gregg Bragg
Recreation Committee except COMMUNITY WRITERS Susan Middaugh
that the Pickle Ball court is being Geoff Bennett
used extensively and that she is
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Residents' Day continues from cover

in 2014,” Streetman states proudly. “I am extremely pleased that enjoys themselves and donates something they are comfortable with.”
Tidalwave is holding this event to help fund this new, world-class Already looking toward next summer, Fiem exclaims, “This is the
facility that will benefit children and their families throughout South First Annual. We’re establishing a tradition which we expect to carry
Carolina.” into perpetuity.”
“This is a feel good day for everyone,” Fiem states. “We’re striving Representatives from MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
to give back on two levels. One: we’re expressing our appreciation will be on hand from to accept donations directly from residents who
to IOP residents. ‘Thanks for letting Tidalwave do business on the would like to contribute.
island; thanks for letting us be part of the community.’ Secondly, we
FREE! Tidalwave Watersports, 69 41st Ave., IOP, will be offering
are encouraging residents who take advantage of the free activities to
consider a donation to the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.” its full array of activities to Isle of Palms residents, with a valid photo
Streetman elaborates, “It is our hope that residents of the Isle of ID, from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Reservations for your
Palms will participate in this fun event, and donate generously for a free Tidalwave Watersports activity are strongly recommended. Please
very worthy cause.” call 843.886.8456, or go to TidalwaveWatersports.com to see all that
One-hundred percent of the money raised on Sept. 8 is going to Tidalwave has to offer, and to reserve a spot for the activity of your
the hospital’s capital campaign. The Tidalwave Three hope “everyone choice.
PHOTO COURTESY OF TIDALWAVE WATERSPORTS

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TURTLE TEAM
Why our leatherback eggs did not hatch
BY MARY PRINGLE
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

M
any people have asked how the Leatherback nest Folly beach. How scary is it to think of her swimming around
laid in Wild Dunes did. Unfortunately the inventory Charleston Harbor for several weeks where she could have
conducted on August 10 when it was 73 days old and been struck by a boat or a large ship coming into port? So she
overdue showed that none of the 95 large eggs showed any sign was not headed north.
of embryonic development. While this was a disappointment, Why does this matter? It shows that instead of being
it was not a surprise. This same turtle laid her first nest on in Florida near Juno Beach or even farther south in the
Lighthouse Island in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge Caribbean that perhaps she stayed around the South Carolina
eleven days earlier on May 18 with the same results – no lowcountry beaches and did not mate with any of the male
hatchlings produced. leatherbacks in Florida. Just as chickens do, these reptiles
We sought advice and information from two experts, are going to lay eggs regardless of whether they are fertilized
Michelle Pate the Sea Turtle Coordinator for the state of South or not. The experts believe that the Morris Island nest would
Carolina at the Department of Natural Resources and Dr. not produce any hatchlings either.
Brian Shamblin at the University of Georgia who conducts Dr. Shamblin said that the only leatherback nests in our
the genetics research project all along the southeast coast state that have produced hatchlings are from turtles that had
and is familiar with every aspect of nesting. Their opinion was been at their normal nesting beaches farther south and come
that the eggs were infertile in both nests. north after mating there, stopping off here to lay later nests.
The reason has to do with something called “site fidelity.” This is what we had first assumed happened, but now we
Sea turtles, including loggerheads and leatherbacks normally know it did not.
spend most of the season foraging and nesting in specific So because she showed site fidelity to South Carolina, she
areas along the coast. Leatherbacks do not normally nest on did not find a mate and could not get the eggs from this season
South Carolina beaches. We assumed earlier that this nest fertilized. We did enjoy the experience of seeing her 6-foot
was laid by a female who was beginning her migration up the wide tracks and finding her cue ball sized eggs for relocation
Atlantic coast toward the Arctic Circle following the drifting and hope that maybe it will happen again and we will get to
population of jellyfish, their preferred diet, which they do see leatherback hatchlings.
every season. Mary Pringle has been the Project Leader for the Isle of
However, from the DNA samples taken from her nests we Palms/Sullivan’s Island Turtle Team since 2000. It is one
now know that she was not doing this but instead her nests of about thirty nest protection projects under the South
progressed in a southward direction with her two May nests Carolina Department of Natural Resources. She is also on
The Leatherback inventory. The smaller eggs are called spacer eggs and would not
laid on Lighthouse Island and the Isle of Palms. Her third and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network.
have yielded hatchlings no one really knows why they exist. A loggerhead egg is
final recorded nest was on June 11 on Morris Island near
about the size of a plate no pong ball while the Leatherback eggs are about the size
Loggerhead tracks are about 24-26 inches wide these tracks were nearly 70 inches.
of a small peach. PHOTOS BY BARB BERGWERF
August 31, 2018 9

Tales of Sullivan’s
Island past
BGCC CONTINUES ORAL HISTORY
PROJECT

BY SUSAN MIDDAUGH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

W
hat was the government of Sullivan's Island like before
we had a Town Council and Mayor? When was Sullivan's
Island forced to prepare for a nuclear missile attack?
Where did islanders go to enjoy an evening of roller skating?
How did the IOP connector almost not get built?
For these answers and many other revelations about Township
Government and civic life from 1955 to 1975, plan to attend this
Battery Gadsden Cultural Center program on Thursday, Sept.
20, at 6 p.m. in the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center auditorium,
1214 Middle St. The event will include a video presentation of
interviews with Bryan Rowell, created as part of the Battery
Gadsden Oral History Project. The video will be followed by Q
& A with our guest, Bryan Rowell. You won't want to miss his
island memories.
Bryan Rowell came to Sullivan’s Island after World War II and
soon engaged in the political and civic life of the time. He served
as a Sullivan’s Island Township Commissioner from 1963 to
1975 and recounts his work, as Civil Defense Chairman, to
prepare the island for nuclear attack during the Cuban missile
crisis.
He tells about the reenactment of the Battle of Sullivan’s
Island that was staged in 1966 that included a mishap with
gunpowder that led to the death of a local teenager. Bryan Howell from WWII.
Rowell also recollects the conflicts with the State Department PHOTO PROVIDED
of Transportation over building bridges to Sullivan’s Island and
Isle of Palms. He remembers his efforts to keep horses as part
of the island ambiance, his oversight of the skating rink at the
old recreation hall, and local theater productions. Rowell also
operated a “Variety Store” on the island that sold everything
from food to clothing.
The personal and family stories of long-time residents are
an essential part of the remarkable culture and history of
Sullivan’s Island. The Oral History Project of Battery Gadsden
Cultural Center, directed by W. Michael Walsh, MD, captures
these stories in interviews of Island residents. These videotaped
interviews are edited according to the standards of the Oral
History Association.
This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by
The National Park Service & Battery Gadsden Cultural Center
BatteryGadsden.com. Preserving the culture of art and history
on Sullivan’s Island. For information email batterygadsden@
gmail.com or call 843.906.0091.

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August 31, 2018 11
ON THE WATER
Get healthy
BY NORMA JEAN PAGE
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

IOP Community Wellness Fair 2017. PHOTOS COURTESY OF IOP REC CENTER

T
he City of Isle of Palms, East Cooper Medical Center and
HealthLinks Magazine have teamed up to provide wellness
resources to island residents, City’s employees and residents
living in East Cooper area.
This year’s Isle of Palms Community Wellness Fair will be held
on Friday, Sept. 21 from 7-11 a.m. at the Isle of Palms Recreation
Center located at 24, 28th Ave. Health screenings will be provided by
ECMC and will include FREE Cholesterol screening. Appointments
for the free blood work is strongly encouraged but not required. Call
East Cooper Hospital at 843.884.7031 to make an appointment.
The Dempseys from Georgia. They each hold a 5 pound redfish caught on cut mullet.
Fasting is required twelve hours before blood work. Nothing by
PHOTO BY GEOFF BENNETT
mouth except water.
Flu shots, T-dap and Pneumonia will also be provided by Harris

Ending summer
Teeter Pharmacy. Insurance cards must be presented.
Admission to the fair is free. Local Healthcare Professionals and
specialist from the Charleston area will be at the Wellness Fair to
answer questions and provide information on all aspects of health

season and fitness.


Go to IOP.net or call 843.886.8294 for more information.

BY GEOFF BENNETT
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

F
all is the best time to fish in Charleston as cooling water
temperatures let fish know that they better eat heartily because
food will begin to disappear shortly. There is still time to catch
summer seasonal species like shark, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish.
However, by mid-September they will begin to head out in search of
warmer climates. To top it off, lots of anglers will turn their attention
to hunting and football, which will leave you plenty of open water!
Redfish will begin to increasingly take artificial baits as usual
during this time of year. Artificial plastic lures that resemble the
minnows in our waters are quite effective. Zman’s 3 ¾” streakz in
smokey shad is a great choice. I pair this lure with a 1/8oz jighead
but conditions sometimes call for a heavier weight. Vary your rate of
retrieve as you work a spot. Just slowing down or speeding up the
pace of the lure can make the bite come to life.
When targeting trout, popping corks remain the best option. While
live shrimp is an excellent choice small fish will often eat that shrimp
in seconds. As a result, we have been sticking with mud minnows
paired with size one Owner circle hooks. Once hung up on structure
or on a shell rake, popping corks can be hard to recover. While it’s
rare you will get the whole rig back there is a simple trick that will
save you time and money. Attach 20-pound test line to the top of the
cork and attach a 15-pound test line to the hook from the bottom of
the cork. When you pull hard, the line will snap at the hook and you
will get your cork back.
Anglers are regularly catching bull redfish (36” inches plus)
currently at the jetties or at nearshore reefs. During this time of year,
these same fish come increasingly more into the harbor and inlets
as they follow schools of large baitfish. A great set up for these fish
will have a stiff rod paired with a heavy test braided line connected
to a 50-60lb leader and 7/0 circle hooks. Fresh chunks of mullet,
menhaden or smaller fish are effective baits. Target spots where
there are marked changes in depth and wait for the massive strikes!
See you on the water!
For a decade, Capt. Geoff Bennett has operated Charleston
Charter Fishing providing light tackle charters. Clients choose from
a full menu of fishing 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 843.324.3332, visit his
website at CharlestonCharterFishing.com or email him at captain@
charlestoncharterfishing.com.
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August 31, 2018 13

BROTHER AND SISTER TEAM UP


FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

BY MIMI WOOD
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

T
wo years of pole vaulting; fourth in the nation in his age group.
Not bad for Jonathan Togami, third-generation Sullivan’s
Islander. Not bad at all, except Hannah, his little sister, The Togami family at the USA Track and Field Nationals (USATF) in Greensboro, NC.
can one-up him. She can’t quite beat his personal best of 14’ 6”, (L-r): Father, Kreg Togami, Jonathan, Hannah and mother, Laura.
however, her personal record of 10’ 2.25” landed her third place in
her age group at the USATF Nationals, a weeklong event the siblings
attended in Greensboro, NC this past summer. In addition to placing
nationally, both Hannah and Jonathan are state champions.
“I wasn’t expecting to place that high,” Hannah humbly recalls,
“I was just trying to do my best.” One of the 3 youngest girls in the
13-14 age group, Hannah smiles, “I was very excited when I placed
third.”
You’d be hard-pressed to meet a more remarkable pair. Both
are poised, articulate, self-motivated and competitive, although
“with pole vaulting, you are kind of competing with yourself. I’m
always striving to clear the next height I haven’t attained,” explains
Jonathan.
“I’m always trying to get better,” adds Hannah. They deflect their
accomplishments to their coaches and their teammates. “Coach
Reagan is amazing. Really, really amazing,” Jonathan exclaims.
“The entire team is like a family. It’s relaxed. We all support each
other…I’m trying to catch up to Dillon McCarthy,” his teammate
who placed first at Nationals, “and stay ahead of Luke Carullo,” his
teammate hot on his tails. Both encouraged and pushed Togami
when he was just starting out.
Togami, Wando High School’s varsity volleyball manager, was
“jumping carts one day after practice. ’You should go out for track.’
people told me,” and Togami was introduced to Coach Shiver,
head track coach at Wando. “Coach Shiver found out I’d been a
gymnast,” Togami recounts, “and took me over to Coach Reagan,
the pole-vaulting coach. ‘Can you do a backflip?’ “ Reagan slyly
asked. Once he’d made the team, Togami began to talk to Reagan
about his sister, Hannah. She tried out and made the team as a
seventh grader at Moultrie. Currently, both Hannah and Jonathan
are members of the Wando High School team and the Mt. Pleasant
Track Club.
Pole vaulting is quite a demanding sport. Daily practices go as
long as two hours, involving stretching, drills and running. “You
definitely use your entire body,” Togami describes, “but probably
more of your upper body, and core.” He goes on to explain how you
clear the bar on your stomach, then twist in mid-air to land on your
back.
What’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened? For Jonathan,
“the first time a pole snapped in half in the middle of a vault. It
happened so fast; it actually wasn’t really scary until I found myself
laying on the ground. ‘What just happened?’ I asked myself.” After
a moment of thought, Hannah replies to the same query, “Watching
my brother fall when his pole snapped in half.” And yet, “It’s so
much fun. It feels like you’re flying.”
Proud brother Jonathan gives his sister Hannah a hug.
PHOTOS BY LAURA TOGAMI

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August 31, 2018 15

IOP Clean Up
Crew hits the
beach
FINAL SWEEP
OF THE SEASON

BY SUSAN HILL SMITH


FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

I
sle of Palms Cleanup Crew volunteers
came together after their Aug. 13 trash
sweep for a Block Party hosted by Isle
of Palms Beach Chair Company and Cafe
Paname. More than 75 people gathered
to enjoy food, drinks and live music while
discussing ideas about how to keep the
beaches cleaner. Some regulars even
showed their shagging moves. Free BBQ
was provided and donations taken at
the event went to Surfrider Foundation's
Charleston Chapter.
Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew will hold
the last of its 11 summer trash sweeps as
Labor Day weekend ends Monday, Sept. 3.
Check-in will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on
Front Beach by the city restrooms and at
5th and 25th avenues. After cleaning up for
half an hour, volunteers can head to The
Windjammer, which will give a 25 percent IOP Clean Up Crew block party, hosted by Isle of Palms Beach Chair Company and Café Paname.
discount off food and beverages to everyone
who helps out. Everyone is welcome to pitch PHOTO BY MIC SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC
in. Reusable gloves and bags are provided.

Casting call for


Crabpot Players
L A S T W I L L & T E S TA M E N T

STAFF REPORT
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
he Crabpot Players associates for a memorial
Theatre Company will dinner in his honor.
hold auditions for the Unbeknownst to his
murder mystery/comedy eccentric family, a surprise
“Last Will & Testament” by reading of the will is on the
Lisa Patrick-Wilkinson at 7 menu, and murder is certain
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at The to be a la mode. As the
Windjammer, Isle of Palms. story unfolds and the family
The play casts 2 females and unravels, it seems everybody
3 males, ages 21-60, no acting wants more than their fair
experience required. Please share.
bring a current headshot and But who is willing to kill for
resume to the auditions (if it? The prim and proper step-
available). daughter? The greedy, ne’er-
Texas was never this fun-or do-well brother? The hot-
this deadly. Jonas Carmondy, shot lawyer? The underpaid
President and Founder of security guard? Or the floozy
Carmondy Oil, is dead of girlfriend?
natural causes at the age of In this hilarious mystery/
78, leaving an estate valued comedy, playwright Lisa
in excess of $30 million. The Patrick-Wilkinson brings to life
heirs apparent are in for a a host of colorful characters
big surprise when they gather and interactive fun.
together with his friends and
Stage manager for “Last
business
Will & Testament” will be
Jean Schubert and the director
will be Jimmy Ward. This
production will be staged at the
Windjammer Nov. 6-8 & 12-15.
For additional information call
843.886.6218.

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The artwork of Silvia Belviso, exhibited at Edward Dare Gallery.

Belviso at Edward
Dare Gallery
I TA L I A N A R T I S T H Y P E R - R E A L I S M

BY JULIE COOK
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
utumn marks the high to the instructor. Among the
season for fine art in many exhibitions she has been
Charleston. Edward Dare invited to participate, these are
Gallery’s show schedule for the a few prominent ones: Collective
fall promises to be unforgettable, exhibition at the Art Gallery
beginning with a reception for of Philadelphia, 2014; Solo
artist Silvia Belviso on Sept. 7. exhibition "Out of Sight, Out of
Hailing from southern Italy, Mind" - Leonardo Da Vinci Art
Belviso creates works of art in Alliance - Philadelphia in 2013
oil, acrylic, and airbrush in styles and Culture + Legalita = Liberta,
ranging from photorealism to Art against the Mafia, Naples,
impressionism. 2012.
Immediately after obtaining her Silvia says, “The act of creating
degree in fine art, Belviso began art is such happiness for me. The
what became 10 years of study language of art is universal and
with maestro Giuseppe “Peppino” reaches across all boundaries.
Signorile of the Bottega d'Arte My favorite subjects to paint
G.De Nittis in Bari. This "multi- are animals, portraits, and
expressive" program allowed seascapes. I am very excited
her to explore multiple painting about my upcoming show at
techniques and deepen her skills. Edward Dare…I look forward to
She continued her painting career meeting everyone!”
in Florence, then Rome where Meet this delightful and
she was also an instructor and phenomenal painter as she
curator of Italian art exhibitions. demonstrates some of her
Since 2014, she has perfected technique at Edward Dare
her talent in hyper-realism at the Gallery, 31 Broad St. in downtown
internationally renowned Blair Charleston on the evening of
School of Realism where now Sept. 7, from 5-8 p.m. during the
she also is a visiting assistant First Friday Art Stroll.
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WHAT: BEACHFRONT LIGHTS OUT MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes MORE INFO: Come play with Ms. McMillan receive a copy of MORE INFO: Fathers and
WHERE: all seaward, beachfront are designed for toddlers (18 our games or bring your own. her newest novel, I Almost Forgot WHAT: Shaggin on the Cooper sons will work together to WHAT: Lowcountry Dog
properties months – 3 years) and a parent, 843.883.3914. Wednesday, Sept 5 – 16 About You, and enjoy fine wines WHERE: Mt. Pleasant Pier forge an oyster knife. Children Adoption
WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m. grandparent, or friend to play with Chef Matt Greene's house- WHEN: 7-11 p.m. should be at least 5 years of WHERE: Magnolia Gardens
WHAT: Charleston Restaurant WHEN: 1-4 p.m.
MORE INFO: US Fish and and explore in The Charleston Third Friday of the Month Week made charcuterie. The reception MORE INFO: Live music and age. HUckFinnSchool.com or
Wildlife Service discourages Museum. With a focus on will benefit The Charleston Friends dancing to oldies performed by HuckFinnSchool@gmail.com for MORE INFO: Lowcountry Dog
WHAT: Homeschool History Days WHERE: Various locations Magazine brings you 16 local
the use of outdoor lights when developing fine motor skills, WHEN: breakfast, lunch, dinner of the Library. For info visit Recollections. Beverages and food info.
not required, in order to protect each program includes four WHERE: Charleston Museum, CharlestonLibraryFriends.org. available for purchase on site. rescues and shelters for the
360 Meeting St. MORE INFO: Sip, savor and largest adoption event in the
nesting sea turtles. When on the craft projects. $6 Members/$9 save with 12 days of delicious Outside alcohol, beverages and WHAT: Beyond the Big House Tour
beach at dark, use red filters on Non-Members. To register visit WHEN: 10-11 a.m. WHAT: Artist Reception coolers are strictly prohibited. WHERE: Tour starts at the Lowcountry. Event is FREE but
MORE INFO: A special program deals available at over 100 of admission is required to enter the
flashlights. Artificial light such CharlestonMuseum.org. Charleston’s most renowned WHERE: Edward Dare Gallery Photo ID required to gain Gaillard Center
as flashlights without filters for home schooling families. WHEN: 5-8 p.m. entry. Advance purchase is WHEN: 1-4 p.m. gardens. Visit LowcountryDog.
These programs feature one of restaurants. Newcomers include com for details.
and flashlights on phones are Thursdays Parcel 32, Felix Cocktails et MORE INFO: The hyper-realistic recommended. A registered MORE INFO: Presented by The
prohibited on the beach at night. our field trip classes, a chance work of Silvia Belviso will be chaperone is required for ages Slave Dwelling Project, the
WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights to go through the Museum, Cuisine, Coconut Joe’s Beach WHAT: VFW Fish Fry
Grill, Dockery’s, Forty-Eight on display. Meet the artist and 15 and under. Fee: $8/$10. Visit Charleston Gaillard Center and
(adults) and an activity. Free with paid learn about her technique. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com. Historic Charleston Foundation, WHERE: VFW Post 3137 on IOP
Mondays WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library admission. To register visit Wine Bar and Page’s Okra
EdwardDare.com for more info. tours of Charleston historic WHEN: 6-8 p.m.
WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m. CharlestonMuseum.org. Grill. For a list of restaurants MORE INFO: Dinners are $10/
participating in Charleston WHAT: Holy City Swim Jam homes feature the lesser accessed
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: Learn to play the WHERE: VFW #3137, Isle of Palms back buildings and work plate and feature whiting fish, hush
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. fun and fast-paced game of
Saturday, Sept. 1
Restaurant Week, to view menus
and to make reservations, visit
Saturday, Sept. 8 WHEN: 9 a.m. opening lots. For tickets and info visit puppies, tator tots, baked beans,
MORE INFO: Come and share American Mah Jongg.  Beginners ceremonies, afternoon concert GaillardCenter.org. cole slaw and homemade desserts.
your stories. 843.883.3914. welcome. 843.883.3914. CharlestonRestaurantAssociation. WHAT: Dog Day at the Drinks available at the bar.
WHAT: Cast Off Fishing com/restaurant-week/. Waterpark 1:30-6 p.m.
  Tournament MORE INFO: Family friendly WHAT: Hope Walk
Tuesdays WHAT: Jazz Night WHERE: Splash Island
WHERE: Mt. Pleasant Pier
WHAT: Toddler Storytime
WHERE: The Refuge, IOP WHEN: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 Waterpark, Mt. Pleasant event benefits Operation Restored
Warrior. Swim competition is
WHERE: Ravenel Bridge
WHEN: 8 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20
WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: Enter this MORE INFO: CCPRC opens its $60/1 mile, $80/2.5 mile and MORE INFO: 3rd annual event WHAT: Oral History Project
MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio tournament with prizes awarded WHAT: Opening Reception $100/5k swim or $25 for youth supports Project Unity to provide
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. hosts jazz every Thursday night. gates to dogs. $8 per dog in WHERE: Battery Gadsden
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture for the three largest catches in WHERE: Perspective Gallery, Mt. swimmers under the age of 18. services to victims displaced Cultural Center
Traditional swing tunes, ballads Pleasant advance and $10 at the gate if
books, flannel board fun, sing-a- the Big Fish category. On-site still available. Dog owners are Registration includes one concert by Domestic Violence through WHEN: 6 p.m.
and bossa novas. Singers & horn registration begins at 7 a.m. WHEN: 4-6 p.m. ticket per entry, long sleeve crisis intervention, emergency
longs, poetry and activities that players welcome. For info visit admitted free into the event MORE INFO: Video presentation
encourage language skills. (Ages Tournaments held rain or shine. MORE INFO: “By Land and technical t-shirt and swimmer motel placement and food, and Q & A with longtime
CharlestonJazz.com. By Sea”, a collection of new oil with their pets; the regular
2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914. An adult chaperone is required for $2 per person park fee will swag. Top swimmers will be safety planning and a wide Sullivan’s Island resident Bryan
participants ages 15 and under. paintings by featured artist, awarded custom mini paddles range of other supports to keep Howell. Free and open to the
Fridays Ginny Versteegen will be on still apply. For details visit
Wednesdays Fee: $10. CharlestonCountyParks. CharlestonCountyParks.com. and 15-30 minute helicopter rides them safe and moving forward. public. For information email
WHAT: Board Game Afternoon com for details. display the month of September. from Holy City Helicopter. General Early registration of $25 ending batterygadsden@gmail.com or call
WHAT: Toddler Days (family) For information contact Ginny admission tickets to the concert September 7, 2018. At the gate
WHERE: Charleston Museum, WHAT: Free Tidalwave 843.906.0091.
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHAT: Huck Finn School’s Versteegen at ginnyversteegen@ are $25, food and beverages price will be $30. More info visit
360 Meeting St. msn.com. Watersports
Father Son Knife Forging WHERE: 69 41st Ave., IOP available for purchase. For info ProjectUnityUSA.org.
WHERE: The Island Club on WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. visit SwimJam.org or email info@
Sullivan’s Island WHAT: Small Business swimjam.org.
Luncheon MORE INFO: Offering its full
WHEN: 3, 1.5 hour sessions array of activities to IOP residents,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Halls Signature Events,
MORE INFO: Fathers and sons 5 Faber St. with a vaild photo ID.
Reservations for your free
Thursday, Sept. 13
will work together to forge an WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
MORE INFO: The King Street Tidalwave Watersports activity WHAT: Yappy Hour
oyster knife. Children should be at are strongly recommended. WHERE: James Island County Park
least 5 years old. HUckFinnSchool. Marketing Group and Halls
Management Group welcome Call 843.886.8456, or go to WHEN: 4 p.m.-sunset
com or HuckFinnSchool@gmail. tidalwavewatersports.com to MORE INFO: Live music by Jeff
com for info. speaker Stephen A. Bedard,
President and CEO of the Gaillard reserve a spot for the activity of Caldwell at the dog park. Event
Management Corporation. Tickets your choice. is free with park admission.
Monday, Sept. 3 are $31, full service cash bar. Call
WHAT: 2nd Annual Fried
Beverages (including beer)
available for purchase. Visit
800.838.3006 for tickets.
WHAT: IOP Clean Up Chicken Challenge CharlestonCountyParks.com for
WHERE: Front Beach by the city Friday, Sept. 7 WHERE: Riverfront Park, North details.
restrooms Charleston
WHEN: Check-in 5:30-6:30 p.m. WHAT: Black Ink Festival, WHEN: noon-6 p.m.
MORE INFO: The last beach speaker reception MORE INFO: Culinary event Saturday, Sept. 15
sweep of the season. After clean WHERE: Halls Signature Events, will host 30 local and regional
5 Faber St. WHAT: Huck Finn School’s
up The Windjammer offers 25% restaurants as they compete Father Son Knife Forging
discount off food and beverages to WHEN: 6-8 p.m. to make the best, most
MORE INFO: A welcome reception WHERE: The Island Club on
volunteers. Everyone is welcome delicious fried chicken in the Sullivan’s Island
to pitch in. Reusable gloves and for Black Ink Book Festival area. For tickets and info visit
Keynote Speaker Terri McMillan. WHEN: 3, 1.5 hour sessions
20 August 31, 2018

Empowering women after abuse


3 R D A N N U A L H O P E W A L K S E P T. 1 5

BY GREGG BRAGG
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
he third annual Hope Walk
is scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 15 and will kick off
at 8 a.m. on the Charleston side
of the Ravenel Bridge (look for
the tents and banners). Victims
of domestic violence will march
in cathartic unity, empowering
each other and the throng of
supporters who join them. The
event has gained momentum as
public awareness of domestic
abuse has grown, in part because
of local media coverage. However,
its genesis has more to do with
SC native Butch Kennedy.
Kennedy attended Eau Claire
High School, located just outside
Columbia, SC. He says there was
a shooting in the cafeteria early 10 in violent crime statistics, him, “You can’t solve violence came to him or his girlfriend.
his freshman year. The next time even more so when it dawned without addressing domestic Word got out about the safe
he entered the lunchroom was as they were national figures, abuse.” He took the advice to harbor and the spare bedroom
an adult there to chaperone/DJ not SC numbers. Planning to heart and formed REALMAD turned into providing hotel
for a school dance. The area had duplicate the successes seen in (Real Men Against Domestic rooms and eventually, to turning
its fair share of violence and after the midlands, Kennedy founded Violence/Abuse). people away. Now, the REALMAD
retiring from the Air Force, he did the Charleston branch of Project Kennedy’s Facebook page can program provides a “leg up” with
something about it. Unity, and met Sarah Finkelstein be downright chilling. The few help to find secure housing and
Kennedy joined Project Unity, at one of the organization’s many pictures he uses to modify bad even grants scholarships, in
a neighborhood awareness group conferences. behavior will make your heart some cases, and explains why the
that works with local churches, Finkelstein was an operative ache. His more liberal use of HOPE WALK is more celebration
community leaders, and law with the National Council statistics like; “Every 9 seconds than lament.
enforcement to proactively of Jewish Women, a group a woman is abused in the United
These are women who have
monitor and report crime. Video that advances “social service, States,” or advice like; “Fellas! Pay
progressive government policies, close attention to the way you hurt been through the fire and
Cameras were conspicuously emerged on the other side
installed, and by working and philanthropy.” Finkelstein’s these females… so you know how
focus was protecting women by to comfort your daughters later,” stronger and better than ever.
together, residents witnessed a
dramatic drop in crime. Kennedy discretely leaving business cards is just as sobering. Interestingly, You can join the celebration by
moved to North Charleston in the with emergency numbers victims REALMAD grew out of financial visiting ProjectUnityUSA.org or
mid 2000s and was alarmed to could call without alerting their necessity. Eventbrite.com.
learn the city ranked in the top abusers, according to Kennedy. Kennedy began by lending out
He remembers Finkelstein telling a spare bedroom to victims, who

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August 31, 2018 21

“Clear Bag or No Bag” for


Wando football games
BY ERICA TAYLOR
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

C
harleston County School phones, credit cards, and cash
District (CCSD) will begin may be carried in a pocket or by
piloting a “clear bag or no hand. Prohibited items include
bag” entry procedure at Wando weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco,
High School football games at the and electronic cigarettes. Outside
new District 2 Regional Stadium food and drinks, laser pointers,
this school year. This initiative is and non-service animals are also
intended to enhance the safety prohibited at Wando football
of the thousands of spectators games.
who will attend contests at the “We are very excited to
facility; the measure is scheduled welcome visitors to the new
to go into effect for the Warriors’ regional stadium this year,” said
first home varsity football game Wando High School principal Dr.
Friday, Aug. 31. Sherry Eppelsheimer. “We want
Implementing a “clear bag or spectators to have an enjoyable
no bag” procedure will make it experience when they visit our
quicker and easier for school campus, and these new safety
staff members and on-site law enhancements will help ensure
enforcement officers to identify that we host a safe event.”
prohibited items and reduce the Please be reminded of other
likelihood of contraband entering safety measures in place at
the stadium. Wando athletic events. Re-
Each ticketed individual is entry will not be permitted
allowed to carry one clear tote for individuals who leave the
bag that cannot exceed 12” x 6” x stadium after receiving clearance
12”. A small clutch or wallet can to enter. If a child is not in high
also be carried in to the stadium school (meaning middle school
by hand or within the clear grades and below), they must be
bag if it does not exceed 4.5” x accompanied by a responsible
6.5”. Other small permissible guardian while attending an
items such as keys, wallets, cell event at the stadium event.

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Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
island eats
week. Delivery available. $ Pizza 450
Specializing in local and 882-8088 Sizable pizza joint serving hefty
sustainable seafood. All Altantic thecoopsi.com pies and housemade ice cream,
Ocean sourced Seafood. $$-$$$ 2019 Middle St, Sullivan's Island plus breakfast & coffee. $$
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Gelato made from locally sourced tap, spacious side porch, and live
ingredients, and coffee shop that music. $-$$ Pizza Hut
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416-5020 dinghyiop.com Harris Teeter shopping center.
beardcatsweetshop.com 8 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms Deliver right to your door or get
2063 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island carryout. $
Ben & Jerry’s Dunleavy’s Pub 886-5759
Set in a cabin like building, this order.pizzahut.com
Enjoy an array of ice cream 1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms
flavors, from Chocolate Therapy, Irish bar stages weekly live folk,
to Peach Cobbler on Isle of Palms’ country & acoustic music. $-$$
883-9646 Poe’s Tavern
Front Beach. $ Famous for their gourmet burgers
886-6314 dunleavysonsullivans.com
2213 Middle St., Sullivan's Island and chicken sandwiches, this Poe-
benandjerrys.com inspired eatery also features great
your island hair salon 1009 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms High Thyme deals on fresh fish tacos. $$
A small island bistro, with a wide
843-883-9101 The Boathouse
Fresh, local seafood, and range of dishes, from seafood,
883-0083
longislandcafesc.com
2205 Middle St, Sullivan's Island phenomenal sunset views from tapas on Tuesday, and a Sunday 2210 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island
the upper deck on Breach Inlet. brunch. $$-$$$
$$-$$$ 883-3536 Republic Ice Cream
886.8000 highthymecuisine.com Local ice cream shop serving
boathouserestaurants.com 2213 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island homemade ice cream and local
101 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms Charleston coffee. $
Home Team BBQ republicicecream.com
Not limited to barbeque, this 2120 Middle St., Sullivans Island
Cafe Paname casual eatery also serves salads,
Family owned and operated coffee wraps, tacos, and quesadillas, Saltworks Dockside Deli
shop serving locally roasted coffee. $$ Sunday Brunch. $$ Located inside the Isle of Palms
885-6303 883-3131 Marina Market, come enjoy
www.facebook.com/ teamteambbq.com breakfast, smoothies, and
cafepanameiop 2209 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island sandwiches. $-$$
1202 Palm Blvd., A, Isle of Palms 883-3355
Mex1 saltworkscc.com
Chills 360 Hip eatery serving Mexican
Dallas based shop serving Thai 50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms
favorites, including tacos & tortas,
inspired rolled ice cream. $ with an island vibe. Live music, Seabiscuit Cafe
242-8469 outdoor seating. $$ A bright, cozy cafe with nautical
www.chills360.com 882-8172 touches serving a simple menu of
1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms mex1coastalcantina.com homestyle breakfast & lunch. $-$$
Coconut Joe’s & 2205 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island facebook.com/seabiscuitcafeiop
Island Joe’s Coffee Morgan Creek Grill 21 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms
Spectacular views of the Atlantic Relax with a front row seat on Sullivan’s
on the rooftop bar and live music the Intracoastal Waterway while Grab a casual dinner of fried
every night during the summer. enjoying fresh seafood and flounder or crab cakes in a cozy
$-$$. Island Joe’s next door southern hospitality. $$ atmosphere as well as lunch on
featuring coffee and ice cream. $ 886-8980 the weekends. $$
886-0046 morgancreekgrill.com 883-3222
coconutjoes.biz 8040 1st Ave, Isle of Palms saltstation22.com
1120 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms 2019 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island
The Obstinate Daughter
The Co-Op Restaurant serving contemporary Windjammer
A gourmet deli specializing in Southern cuisine, pizza & pasta in Lively spot with a bar menu, a deck
breakfast and lunch sandwiches a rustic, coastal-inspired space. overlooking the water, and beach
as well as local coffee. Enjoy $$-$$$ volleyball court out back.$-$$
pantry staples including beer 416-5020 886-8596
and wine along with locally made theobstinatedaughter.com the-windjammer.com
products and house made take 2063 Middle St,Sullivan’s Island 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms
and go meals. Open 7 days a

Bacco
off-island eats
eggsupgrill.com facebook.com/notjustfranksatace
Regional Italian restaurant featuring 2664 Highway 17N, Mt. Pleasant 3008 N Highway 17, Mt Pleasant
fresh pastas, fior di latte mozzarella
and Neapolitan style pizzas from the Ghost Monkey Nano Brewery Rusty Rudder
wood burning oven. $$$ Features a consistent rotation of locally Easygoing hangout offering American
843.884.6969 brewed beer made in Mount Pleasant. eats such as BBQ, seafood & steak,
baccocharleston.com Taproom, live music, food. $$ plus a bar & outdoor seats. $$
976 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant 843.352.3462 843.388.3177
ghostmonkeybrewery.com rustyruddermtp.com
Bistro Toulouse 522 Wando Ln, Mt Pleasant 3563 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant
Parisian-style nook serving seasonal, H&R Sweet Shop Sewee Restaurant
regional French dishes with a modern Famous redfish and rice, fried Southern-style seafood & other fried
twist, plus global wines. $-$$ chicken, shrimp, bbq ribs. $ fare in a casual joint with checkered
216-3434 843.884.2118 tables & homey decor. $$
bistrotoulouse.com 102 Royall Ave, Mt Pleasant 843.928.3609
1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant seeweerestaurantinc.com
Jack's Cosmic Dogs 4808 N Hwy 17, Awendaw
Bon Banh Mi Kitschy space-themed spot serving
Southeast Asian Cuisine, Rice Bowls, hot dogs topped with creative Stack’s Coastal Kitchen
Noodles, Sandwiches, Small Plates, condiments, plus sides & ice cream. $ Join us for lunch, where we offer
Vegetarian Options $ 884-7677 fresh soup, salads, and sandwiches.
388-7080 jackscosmicdogs.com Enjoy dinner in a casual bistro-style
banhbonmi.com 2805 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant setting, nice selection and outdoor
1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant seating. $$
Eggs Up Grill
Not Just Franks 843.388.6968
Quick and tasty breakfast and lunch stackscoastalkitchen.com
Relaxed chain serving a menu of
stand. Egg sandwiches, hot dogs, 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
breakfast, burgers & sandwiches in a
salads, grilled and deli sandwiches. $
colorful setting. $-$$
971-8830
388-3654
FINANCIAL FOCUS
August 31, 2018 23

Labor Day, you can work to become


a better investor
BY DIMI MATOUCHEV
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

N
ext week, we observe Labor Day, a holiday to honor all the
hard-working people in this country. As one of them, keep in
mind that your efforts can have positive results. Famed film
producer Samuel Goldwyn once said: “The harder I work, the luckier
I get.” And this same philosophy can apply to your investing, too –
because you can indeed work to become a better investor.
Consider these steps:
Work to understand your goals and risk tolerance. Self-
knowledge is important in all phases of life and it’s certainly essential
to you when you invest. For one thing, you need to know your goals.
How long do you plan to work? What would you like to do when you
retire? If you have children, do you expect to help pay for their college
educations? You'll also need to know your risk tolerance to help
determine your investment choices. Investors with a high tolerance for
risk typically can overlook the day-to-day fluctuations in the financial
markets, and may be comfortable investing more aggressively. But
those with a low risk tolerance may be more inclined to focus on
investments that offer greater preservation of principal, even if this
means sacrificing some growth potential.
whose fundamentals are still strong and whose prospects still may
Work to learn all you can about your investments. Here’s a be positive.
bit of advice that will always be valid: don’t invest in what you don’t
understand. The more you know about your investments and what Work to get the assistance you need. Investing can be complex,
you can expect from them, the less likely that you will be surprised at so you may want to work with a financial professional. But investing
their performance and their impact on your financial strategy. When is just one part of your overall financial picture, so working with
you invest in stocks, you hope their value will appreciate over time, an attorney can help with your estate plans. And a tax professional
but you shouldn’t be shocked over short-term price fluctuations. can advise you on the tax-related consequences of various financial
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much, if any, growth in the value of your investment. of reaching your ultimate objectives.
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Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Aug 31 11:37am/11:58pm 5:28am/5:53pm
Sep 1 12:26pm 6:13am/6:47pm
Sep 2 12:48am/1:23pm 7:04am/7:48pm
Sep 3 1:47am/2:26pm 8:01am/8:54pm
Sep 4 2:52am/3:33pm 9:04am/10:01pm
Sep 5 4:01am/4:40pm 10:10am/11:05pm
Sep 6 5:08am/5:43pm 11:13am
Sep 7 6:11am/6:43pm 12:04am/12:14pm
Sep 8 7:10am/7:38pm 12:59am/1:12pm
Sep 9 8:06am/8:30pm 1:51am/2:07pm
Sep 10 9:00am/9:20pm 2:40am/2:59pm
Sep 11 9:52am/10:08pm 3:28am/3:51pm
Sep 12 10:43am/10:55pm 4:15am/4:42pm
Sep 13 11:33am/11:42pm 5:01am/5:34pm

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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