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

Seeking
Melissa and
Kayla
S U L L I VA N ’ S W A I T R E S S E S
REMEMBERED FOR
THIER KINDNESS

BY JENNIFER TUOHY
ISLAND EYE NEWS CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

? The tree Jonathan Gandolfo illegally cut down on a property, not his own, measured nearly 34” diameter.

Cutting trees lands former


PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE IOP BUILDING DEPT

IOP Council candidate in jail


G A N D O L F O S E N T E N C E D T O 3 0 D AY S P L U S F I N E S

I
t’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
and Santa Claus is busy checking his BY GREGG BRAGG
list to see who’s been naughty or nice. ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER
Two waitresses from Sullivan’s Island are

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definitely on the nice list, the problem is no sle of Palms City Councilmembers should diameter at chest height) Live Oak trees.
one knows where to find them. In fact, we have been tired after an hour long Ways Surveyor John Wade, who does a lot of
could use a bit of holiday magic to make & Means committee meeting, followed work for the city, showed up to measure the
sure they get their gift. immediately by a two-hour long City Council lot, noticed the missing trees, and contacted
A decade or so ago, in the early 2000s, meeting on Nov.20, but if they were it IOP authorities. Gandolfo’s bid on the lot
Mr. J Reichman, known as “Jay,” came to didn’t show. They went straight into a rare fell as flat as the trees, but that didn’t stop
Sullivan’s Island from Athens, Georgia for executive session to discuss and vote on a the city from following through. Two years of
an extended vacation. Then in his fifties, legal matter involving an offer of $54,000 debate brought council to this point.
Reichman had been born with dystonia, from IOP resident Jonathan Gandolfo for The choices were to accept the offer of
an incurable disease that affects the
damages. damages and be done with the affair, or
muscles causing involuntary movements.
In Reichman’s case it made it hard to Gandolfo made an offer to buy 408 reject the offer and send Gandolfo to court
Carolina Blvd. in August 2016. The offer was
still pending when he decided to chop down Trees continues on page 11
Waitresses continues on page 14
two “historic” (e.g. greater that 16 inches in

TOM NO-SHAVE CITADEL


STEYER NOV. #1
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Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s message


Dear Island Neighbors, paths at Stations 22 and 22 1/2.
I hope your holiday season is proving to be happy, enjoyable and Please stay off of the dunes.
at some point, restful. Even though the plunge is mid-
NEITHER SNOW NOR RAIN NOR HEAT…BUT RETIREMENT, tide, you may still encounter lots of
THAT’S DIFFERENT hard sand that is painful to bare,
Those of us who live on the Western (harbor) half of the island have cold feet, so I suggest you wear some
been the beneficiaries of a very devoted mail carrier for 25 years. old tennies you don’t care about.
Kathy McDuffie has served the part of the island from the Causeway Traffic-wise, Station 22 1/2
to the harbor with dedication, resilience and a very personal touch between Middle St. and I’On Ave.
since 1993, five years after she entered the Postal Service. She will (end of Causeway, alongside
end her 30-year career with the close of this year. Dunleavy’s) will be closed to motor
Kathy has really earned this break from rain, heat, cold and gloom vehicles. Middle St. will remain
of night, not to mention dogs, flooding… and all of us who have ever open to vehicular traffic, but please
complained about the Post Office. During the 2015 floods I was drive it very carefully and slowly.
astonished to see her out making her rounds, and tried to snap a Coming on to the island from the Pat O'Neil
picture of her driving through water nearly up to the floor of her Causeway, when you get to Middle
truck. She shooed me out of the way, saying she couldn’t slow down St. you will have to turn right; if you need to head eastbound toward
for fear of swamping her engine. But she got the mail delivered. IOP, you should turn left at Jasper Blvd. Wherever you are driving
I ask all of you who have been served by her, to wish her well in on the island, please allow extra time and be careful as many of
whatever way you think best. With luck, perhaps a few of us will be our streets will be more like sidewalks…for many pedestrians in
able to greet her in person out on the street on her last day. interesting attire.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE INFO FOR TOWN SERVICES All of our restaurants will be open prior to the plunge. Jamie
Remembering that Christmas and New Year’s Day are on Tuesdays, Maher of the founding sponsor, Dunleavy’s Pub, invites you to come
please note that garbage, trash and recycling pickups will be delayed out for this 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge: “Have a great time, give
by one day each in those weeks: to a good cause. Please respect our beautiful beaches while you enjoy
• Household garbage pickup will be on Wednesdays, Dec. 26 and the festivities.”
Jan. 2 I agree on all counts, and further, for your own well-being, urge
• Bulk trash pickup will be on Thursdays, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 you to avert your gaze if you encounter an islander named Tom with
• Charleston County Recycling curbside pickup will be Thursday, a creative costume.
Jan. 3 Tom, I’m telling you again: The event is not spelled “Polar Bare”…
Town Hall hours will also reflect the seasonal holidays: AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…
• Closed Mon-Wed, Dec. 24-26 I hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a happy and
• Closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 healthy 2019.
More information is available at bit.ly/tosi18 See you around the Island!
ONE MORE TIME: HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS Pat O’Neil, Mayor
As we have noted previously, while enjoying the season, please 843 670 9266 | @oneilpm1
remember some simple steps you can take to keep you and yours
(and your stuff) safe and secure:
• While out and about, keep your valuables in your car out of
sight, and the vehicle locked
• Don’t leave valuables in your car once you are back home, if
possible, and be sure to keep car and home locked
• Keep the Christmas tree well-hydrated to reduce fire risk. Also
we wouldn’t want it to get kidney stones
• If you will be away for a time, ask our Police Department to put
your home on a watch list for a little more attention. For more
information contact Town Hall at 843.883.3198
FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON AT THE NEW YEAR’S DAY POLAR
BEAR PLUNGE
For many, many New Year’s Days, we’ve had a great tradition
of supporting a fine charity, enjoying some good food and drink,
and joining a few thousand of our closest friends in going off our
medications to take a New Year’s Day dip in the ocean.
I refer, of course, to the annual Polar Bear Plunge.
The event is held in support of the Special Olympics. There will
be numerous volunteers and athletes collecting donations, so please
bring some cash (or checks) for them and give generously. Even wet
bills are happily accepted. Keep the checks dry.
The ribbon-busting run to the water will be at 1 p.m. (between
tides), but you should head to the beach by 12:30 at the latest. It
takes a surprisingly long time for the crowd to squeeze down the

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Lucky Dog Publishing
IOP raises marina fees, votes to o f SC, LL C
Publisher of the

install metal detector in City Hall The Island Eye News


and The Island Connection

C I T Y C O U N C I L M E E T I N G , N O V. 2 , 2 0 1 8

BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

M
ayor Jimmy Carroll Hall, the City’s website, or watching hosting LOWVELO for an outdoor
warned of a long November the IOP YouTube channel around bicycling event on IOP proposed
meeting at the conclusion the 15 minute mark. for Nov. 2, 2019. MUSC’s Hollings Lynn Pierotti
of the previous month’s Isle of Mayor Carroll swapped Cancer Center is the beneficiary of lynn@luckydognews.com
Palms City Council assembly. True Councilmember Randy Bell’s recap funds raised from the event, and publisher
to his estimate, the meeting of of the Ways and Means Committee Dr. Gustavo Leone, Director of the
Nov. 27 at lasted nearly 2 hours. for a list of action items. Hollings Cancer Center pitched the Katy Calloway
Parliamentary obligations were Council voted 7-2 in favor of committee, Smith recounted. katy@luckydognews.com
dispatched, a summary of the deploying a metal detector for Smith moved for approval of a managing editor

previous month’s meeting was read Ways and Means Committee statewide Mutual Aid Agreement, Jennifer Tuohy
into the record, and minutes were and City Council meetings. The which would provide participating jennifer@luckydognews.com
approved as the floor was turned arrangement will include a trained cites with support from neighboring contributing editor
over to residents for comments. attendant and an armed police municipalities in the event of
Paul Coleman introduced himself officer at an estimated annual catastrophic events and require Swan Richards
as the pastor of the new DeepWater cost of $3,500. Councilmembers bilateral communications between senior graphic designer
church on IOP. He joked that it Kinghorn and Rice voted against IOP and its insurer. The motion
would be difficult for a preacher to the measure. passed unanimously. Alejandro Ferreyros
graphic designer
adhere to the 2-minute time limit, Council unanimously approved Councilmember Carol Rice
but got right to the point. He said up to $5,000 for a coyote study. opened her Public Works report Lori McGee 843-614-0901
he appreciated what Council is Council unanimously approved with a basket of updates. Phase II advertising executive
doing, prayed for them as directed a contract with Thomas & Hutton of the city’s drainage project should
by the Bible, and consistent with for $100,800. The funds will be be completed in December, and Christian LeBlanc
his church’s tagline; “Love the applied to completion of the Phase phase III is already being scoped. christian@luckydognews.com
Island and Beyond,” stood ready to III Drainage Project. Beach accesses at 42nd and social media

assist the City in any way. Coleman Council unanimously approved 31A have been cleared, leveled Gregg Bragg
lives next door to Saint Mark’s up to $20,000 for McCay Kiddy with sand shell, re-matted, and Mimi Wood
church on Palm Blvd., where his LLC to perform audit/assessment are looking good. Additional paths staff writers
congregation meets each Sunday related services with marina are slated for similar work. Trash
at 5 p.m. tenants to help Council determine volumes are down. Charleston
Resident Leia Hamilton the value of leases in the future. County should complete work on •
“implored” Council for access to Council voted 8-1 in favor of a the ditch at 32nd Ave. in January
the City’s rec center on behalf of proposal from Hill Construction and underground storage tanks
the Sullivan’s Island Elementary to perform a detailed assessment have been certified to hold fuel. She CONTRIBUTORS
School basketball team. She, some of the restaurant building at the stated she doesn’t want to spend
of the students, and their parents marina. The work will require $300 each for [beach] trashcans
accounted for as much as half of all $17,000. Councilmember Ryan with lids before seeing them, and Doug MacIntyre
attendees at the meeting. Hamilton Buckhannon voted against the then moved for Council to approve Marilyn Markel
said the school on neighboring measure. a different, if familiar, company to Charlotte Park
Sullivan’s Island was built without Council voted unanimously in takeover trash collection on the Kimberly Keelor
a gym, and the team needed a favor of authorizing the marina beach. Dimi Matouchev
place to practice. The consortium manager to increase non-resident The Garrells are IOP residents Hillary Harling
promised to stay out of the way, launch passes to $500. already licensed to rent chairs/
and was prepared with a signed Council unanimously approved umbrellas to beachgoers. They
waiver releasing IOP from any/all $5,000 of Accommodations Tax purchased beach trash collection •
liability. Her request was echoed money to qualify IOP as sponsors services from Bill Schupp
by students and parents. of the 2019 Family Circle Junior Enterprises, intending to transfer PUBLISHED BY
Councilmember Ted Kinghorn Tennis Championship. The Mayor the task to the list of those Lucky Dog Publishing
suggested turning the decision tried to end the Ways and Means performed by JLG Enterprises. of South Carolina, LLC
over to staff for a quicker response Committee report at this point, but Council voted unanimously to P.O. Box 837
than waiting a month for a vote of circled back to the last item. award a one-year, “probationary” Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
council, which already seemed to Councilmember Randy Bell read contract to the Garrells/JLG. 843.886.NEWS
have informal support. a motion into the record authorizing Rice also mentioned keeping an
Chris Kerr and Justin Kiddy of staff to draft an ordinance that upgrade to IOP’s plastic ban on the Submit your letters to the editor to:
McCay Kiddy LLC were next on the would transfer of 858 square feet City’s radar. The idea she described katy@luckydognews.com
agenda with a presentation of the of land at 1100 Pavilion Blvd. was more a matter of consistency
City’s fiscal year 2018 audit. They consistent with Mr. Wade’s survey amongst coastal communities, DEADLINE:
made no pretense or jokes about and Mr. Hartnett’s appraisal, for than a competition with their
limiting themselves to 2 minutes $10,725 plus appraisal cost due neighbors on Sullivan’s Island. DEC. 26 for our JAN. 4 issue
and opened by highlighting their to the City. The measure passed The City’s legal counsel weighed
“clean opinion” of IOP’s finances. unanimously. “THAT ends Ways in saying a compare/contrast was
The designation is industry and Means,” said the Mayor. already in the pipe for completion The Island Eye News, a wholly owned
parlance for “as good as it gets,” Councilmember Susan Hill early next year. subsidiary of Lucky Dog Publishing of SC
and means the materials provided Smith opened her recap of the Councilmember Ryan LLC, is a free, independent newspaper
published every two weeks and is for and
were accurate. The City’s financial Public Safety Committee’s early about the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island,
position remains strong. Complete November meeting with gusto. She Council continues on page 5 Goat Island and Dewees Island. Copies
details are available by visiting City seemed thrilled by the prospect of are mailed free of charge to every active
mailbox in our coverage area and are also
available at area businesses. Contribu-
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are welcomed and are used according to
space limitations and news value and can-
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843.886.6428 Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 843.883.3198 All advertising rates are listed at:
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Council continues from page 3
Buckhannon reported a huge
of a “strategic plan” for the City to
accompany the comprehensive
plan. There were no action items
Thomson Park
crowd for Ghostly Tide Tales and
the Halloween Carnival. He also
said fall sports were in full swing
at the City’s recreation center.
for Council’s consideration at this
time.
Councilmember Randy Bell
highlighted activity for Real
receives gift
However, he said the one-time Property, though much of his BY DOUG MACINTYRE
price of $8,000 to enable free WiFi report was addressed earlier in the FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
at the center was high enough to meeting. However plans are still
warrant broader consideration in the works to optimize parking
during budget negotiations. The on Pavilion Dr. The City’s attorney
new floor at the rec center should is reviewing deed restrictions
be in by the end of the year, in the hopes of facilitating “off
Buckhannon concluded. season” use. The Marina is using
Councilmember Sandy “resident only” parking spaces for
Ferencz warned the room of a trailers, and safety considerations
long Personnel Committee report are being examined before
from the very beginning of her discontinuing the option. A phased
account. The committee met plan for dock rehabilitation/
three times prior to November’s remediation is being developed,
council assembly, leaving plenty starting with the fuel docks, to
to talk about. Ferencz recalled the streamline the permitting process.
following topics for the benefit of The removal and replacement of
attendees; the underground storage tanks
Committee members continue at the marina was discussed and
to ping-pong with the Mercer group construction is expected to start in
over the content of brochures January.
advertising open positions with The mayor then asked for a
the city. The attention to detail will motion to approve raising the
help find the “right” people for City City’s insurance deductible from
Administrator, Police chief, and $1,000 to $5,000. IOP carries
Assistant Director of Public Works, insurance through the South
but is also slowing the process. Carolina municipal insurance
The committee had a lengthy trust workers’ compensation fund. Bill Markovich and Enid Hinkes on the new bench at Thompson Park.
discussion of a new “longevity” The move will save IOP $39,000 PHOTO BY DOUG MCINTYRE
policy to reward/retain long-term in premiums each year, and is a
employees who have reached big win for the City based on the

A
the top of their pay scale. Rating number of claims its filed in the new eight-foot, waterfront park bench has been donated to
packets for the interim City past four years. The measure Thompson Park at Breach Inlet by the family of Rob Kinney
Administrator Fragoso were passed unanimously. (1946-2015) in his memory. It was manufactured by J&M
distributed to committee members With no further business, the Foundry in Summerville and installed by Wayne Stelljes, volunteer
and Ferencz called for development meeting was adjourned. caretaker of the park.
The new bench is easily accessible from the parking lot, and it is
situated for spectacular views of this beautiful and historic place.
Local couple Bill Markovich and Enid Hinkes were among the first to
enjoy the addition on a wintry December day.

C I T Y O F I S L E O F PA L M S
• All City Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday
Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
• Garbage pickup schedule will be as follows:
Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Breach Inlet through 30th Ave
Thursday, Dec. 27 – 31st through 57th Ave

• All City offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019 in


observance of New Year’s Day
• Garbage pickup schedule will be as follows:
Wednesday, Jan. 2 – 31 through 57th Ave
Remember that roll-out carts cannot be placed at the curb before
5 p.m. the night before collection and must be rolled back to the
house or enclosure by 9 a.m. the morning following collection.

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Tom Steyer visits Charleston Does money get its way, or do we


do the right thing,” posited Steyer.
Responding to the real question
industrial poisons.
3. The Right to Learn - so
everyone has the right to a
FIVE RIGHTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY he artfully ducked so far, would free, quality, public education
have to wait for his Town Hall later from preschool through
in the evening. college.
BY GREGG BRAGG Steyer booked The Schoolhouse 4. The Right to a Living Wage -
ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER at 720 Middleton Rd. for a 7 p.m. so no one needs to work more
Town Hall meeting. Attendance than one full-time job.

T
was estimated at 120, and eclipsed 5. The Right to Health - so
om Steyer paid a visit to the “Owning real estate: He [Trump] as well as corporate ownership of the 25-50 Steyer anticipated. He everyone has a chance to live
Lowcountry on Dec. 4 and is a totally failed real estate elections. However, SC’s position invited local leaders including a healthy life, with universal
spent a few minutes with entrepreneur without exception. among the first primaries also Derrick Johnson, NAACP President healthcare.
the Island Eye News in the Mills “The Apprentice: He’s a very loomed large in Steyer’s choice. and CEO; Dot Scott, President of The panel discussion and the
House’ Best Friend Lounge. good reality TV star, and he’s still “It’s a fact, the American the NAACP Charleston Branch; purpose of visiting the Lowcountry
The billionaire philanthropist doing it. He proves it every day. political conversation happens in Susan Smith, resident of the SC was to discuss the first ‘right,’
got his start managing mergers “Licensing his name: I don’t the presidential election, and it Democratic Women's Council and they did for a while. However,
and acquisitions for Morgan know [why] people are willing happens disproportionately in the and Chairwoman of SC Working attendees seemed more interested
Stanley in 1979. He followed that to pay for his name, but he early primary states. That’s where Families Party; Abe Jenkins in what Steyer had to say, and
career path until he was the one clearly makes money [from this]. people go to talk about ideas, the Jr., former Political Director of eventually said so, and still no
doing the acquiring, forming what Whether that’s to launder money future, and what we can be. So the South Carolina Democratic answer to the real question,
would become Beneficial State [from] people overseas, hopefully actually SC is the perfect place Party to join him for a panel style whether or not he is considering
Bank in 2007. Steyer formed at that’s something Mr. Mueller to begin a conversation about the discussion, in another interesting a run in the 2020 presidential
least a half dozen self-sustaining will find out,” Steyer mused. “In right to an equal vote for every move. election.
charities during that time. His terms of being a business person American citizen.” “People vote against something Steyer told Vice News he was
most recent effort is the Need to with sensible thoughts, that’s Asked if Nancy Pelosi’s in a midterm, but they’re voting “willing” to run for president,
Impeach petition drive, which has ridiculous. He’s burned through draft ‘HB-1’ (automatic voter for something in a presidential and told Reuters he wanted to
amassed 6,467,110 signatures. hundreds of millions of other registration, increased early voting, election,” he said, invoking former do whatever would make the
“He has called me names,” said people’s money. What he is, is a mechanisms for on-line voting, President Barack Obama. That “most impact,” during the press
Steyer, when asked if he was snake-oil salesman, and he’s very and etc.) for the next session of ‘something’ is his Five Rights for gaggle following the meeting. To
afraid the escalating feud with good at it,” stated Steyer. congress was the agenda for 2020, the 21st century. summarize, Steyer is definitely
Trump would fuel the president’s Steyer said he chose bright red Steyer remained on message. 1. The Right to an Equal Vote not committed to not running for
ire. “I love it. Every time he has SC to begin a tour promoting ‘The “We’re talking about five rights, - so everyone has an equal president in 2020, though it sure
insulted me it’s with things that right to an equal vote,’ the first of a framework for American citizens voice to demand justice from looks like SC has witnessed the
have absolutely nothing to do with five ‘Rights for the 21st century,’ to be protected, and therefore free our government and can vote first battle of the next presidential
me, but are absolutely accurate because of the state’s history. to pursue their lives,” he said. with no discrimination and no election.
about him. There are three things Yes, he said he wants to call out Steyer respects the constitution barriers.
to think about Donald Trump; and eliminate all forms of voter but thinks it needs an upgrade. For more information visit
Tom Steyer spoke to a crowd of more than 120 in Charleston. PHOTO BY GREGG BRAGG 2. The Right to Clean Air & TomSteyer.com/5-rights.
real estate, The Apprentice, and suppression; voter purges, polling For example, he doesn’t feel Clean Water - so everyone
licensing his name. site closures, voter intimidation, freedom from garrisoning troops can breathe fresh air and
in peacetime is as germane today in the world, and have poorer “America is begging, in my humble reminiscent of the movie The
opinion, for some direction. A American President, ‘he just wants drink clean water, free from
as the right to vote. outcomes than those paying less.
“What Nancy’s doing has two And drugs, you can’t get them common understanding of what to make you afraid of it, and tell
parts. One of them is Republicans any cheaper because there’s a law we’re trying to do as a society, you who’s to blame for it.’ “No
have decided the way they can in place that prevents you from that gets us moving forward again, one ever creates anything great
stay in power is by cheating; getting the same thing outside the looking to the future, and creating in a fist fight. You break stuff. It’s
putting the polls in places people U.S. cheaper. It’s that way because again… instead of destroying and expensive. You have to pay for
can’t get to, striking people off the somebody wants it that way,” moving backwards,” he added. lawyers. When you cooperate with
rolls, changing the rules so young Steyer said to emphasize the need It didn’t take long for Steyer to people, you both do better, but
people can’t vote, [instituting] for change in the way campaigns respond when asked if there was Trump doesn’t do that. He starts
voter ID laws, gerrymandering… are funded. something in particular that ‘set by punching somebody.”
cheating, the thing up in NC - Steyer thinks grass-root actions him off’ about Trump. “I watched Steyer wrapped up the interview
straight up cheating, but that’s a yield more success than funding Trump in the private sector for by saying he is not a fan of
partisan issue. The other part of large think tanks like the Heritage decades. I held 40 Town Halls charter schools and thinks it
this is the corporate purchase of Foundation. “My old roommate this year, and I would say the further dilutes the public coffers.
our democracy.” Steyer went on used to be the head of research vast majority of the people I was He applauded the Lowcountry’s
to confirm his support of public at the Heritage Foundation. He talking to were passionately trying efforts to ban plastics, but isn’t
funding for elections, emphasizing said ‘we don’t do research. We’re to defend the American system, sure bans can continue to spread.
that his ‘framework’ addressed a political organization.’ They’re as they believe it. He is just an “That’s a pretty big lobby. There’s
both components. a lobbying organization,” Steyer absolute threat to basic American a struggle in the United States…
“Take healthcare, for example. insisted. However, he says the values.” between logic/human interest,
We pay more for it than anywhere other half of success is ideas. Steyer then invoked a line and straight up [financial] interest.
Holiday Shopping Guide
December 21, 2018 9

DEEPWATER CHURCH ST. MARK'S LUTHERAN CHURCH


300 Palm Blvd, IOP 300 Palm Blvd, IOP
(St. Mark's Church) 843.886.8557 StMarksIOP.org
843.708.4970 DeepWaterChurch.cc Christmas Eve Worship - Dec. 24
Sunday - Dec. 23 5:30 p.m. Candlelight Worship and Celebration of Christ's Birth
5 p.m. New Year's Eve Worship - Dec. 31
(Service is child-friendly, offering Children's Ministry during service 5:30 p.m. A time of Prayer, Reflection and Holy Communion as we
for birth-4K) contemplate the approaching New Year.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS Epiphany Sunday - Jan. 6
2520 Middle St, Sullivan's Island 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m Celebration of the Three Wise Men arriving
843.883.3586 HolyCross.net to bring gifts to Jesus-Fellowship and 12th Day Celebration the
Christmas Eve - Dec. 24 Twelfth Day of Christmas food, fun and games beginning.
3 & 5 p.m. Contemporary Worship with Communion, The Great STELLA MARIS CHURCH
Hall (childcare available) 1204 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island
4 p.m. Children’s Family Service, Traditional Church 843.883.3108
7 & 11 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Worship with Communion lead StellaMarisChurch.org
by the choir (Rite I)
Christmas Day - Dec. 25 Christmas Eve Worship - Dec. 24
10 a.m. Traditional Worship with Communion (Rite I), Historic 5 & 7 p.m. - Anticipated Mass (no Monday night Novena)
Church 9:30 p.m. - Latin High Mass (no mass at 12 midnight)
Christmas Day - Dec. 25
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. (children’s mass)
12 21st Street, IOP We expect to be crowded at Christmas and extend an invitation from Sacred
843.886.6610 IOPMethodist.com Heart Parish (888 King St.) to join them for their Christmas Masses: 4 & 7 p.m.
Sunday - Dec. 23 on Dec. 24 and 12 Midnight and 10 a.m. on Christmas morning.
8:30 & 11 a.m. Traditional Services SULLIVAN'S ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH
9:30 Praise Service 1753 Central Ave, Sullivan’s Island
Christmas Eve - Dec. 24 843.883.3601 SullivansIslandBaptistChurch.com
4 p.m. Praise Service, with Communion Please contact them for service dates and times.
6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion
9 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion SUNRISE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
(Nursery provided 4 & 6 p.m. services. Elevator accessible.) 3222 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island
843.883.3888 SunrisePresbyterianChurch.org
ISLE OF PALMS BAPTIST CHURCH
14 24th Ave, IOP Sunday - Dec. 23
843.886.6762 IOPBaptistChurch.weebly.com 10 a.m. Single Service featuring George Winston’s “December”
Please contact them for service dates and times. Christmas Eve Worship - Dec. 24
4 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service with flutist Tacy Edwards
7 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service with flutist Tacy Edwards

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36th Annual
Lowcountry Oyster
Festival
TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE JAN. 27 EVENT

BY CHARLOTTE PARK
FOR ISLAND EYE NEWS

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation.


PHOTO COURTESY OF GCRA

O
n Jan. 27 the Charleston Restaurant Foundation invites
guests to head to Boone Hall Plantation for the world’s
largest oyster festival, the 36th Annual Lowcountry
Oyster Festival. Tickets are now available for purchase online at
CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com.
A tribute to the mighty mollusk, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival
will feature over 80,000 pounds of oysters, in addition to a variety
of food options from local restaurants and food trucks. Event
highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster
Eating” contests, live music on the main stage, local wine and beer,
and the Pluff-a-Pallooza Children’s Area.
“We can’t wait to welcome the world’s largest oyster festival back
to Boone Hall Plantation on Jan. 27,” shares Charleston Restaurant
Foundation President Jonathan Kish. “One of the most highly
anticipated culinary events of the year, the Oyster Festival is always
a memorable experience for both visitors and locals alike.”
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General
admission is $17.50 in advance online and $25 the day of the event.
Children ten and under are free with paying adult. VIP tickets are
$100 through Dec. 31 and $125 starting Jan. 1, which include
admission to the VIP tent for unlimited oysters, food and beverages.
There is no charge for general parking.
The festival is a rain or shine event. No pets, coolers or outside
food and beverages will be allowed. Oyster knives and gloves will be
available for purchase. Boone Hall Plantation is located at 1235 Long
Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464. There are two entrances
into the event: the main Boone Hall entrance off Long Point Road
and the entrance off Highway 17.
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a charity fundraiser.
For more information and to join the #LowcountryOysterFest
conversation, follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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There was a limit to what
Trees continues from cover
Gandolfo could say when
and face fines, and the specter of contacted for comment, given
jail time. Particularly damning the prospect of civil suits and
were attempts by Gandolfo to IOP’s possible attempt to get
obfuscate the crime, according damages. The actual comments
to an IOP PD incident report. he shared were off the record,
Council seemed resolute, if still but he sounded contrite and
divided. Councilmembers Bell anxious to have all of this in
and Rice argued emphatically the rear-view mirror. He said he
against the settlement, intent would have his attorney call with
on sending a clear message an official comment on the case,
this sort of behavior would not but as of this writing Gandolfo’s
be tolerated. Councilmembers attorney had not submitted a
Smith and Kinghorn seemed to comment.
agree, but said they wanted to Speculation by sources who
be cautious about sullying the asked not to be named, suggest
property owner’s reputation. the court felt compelled to
The entire process took about include jail time. Otherwise,
three minutes, and the offer people who think their lot has
was rejected by a 5-4 margin. more value, less all the nature,
Councilmembers Buckhannon, would simply cut the trees and
Rice, Ward, Kinghorn, and Gandolfo removed two historic trees on at 408 Carolina Blvd.
pay the relatively minor fines.
Bell voted against Gandolfo’s However, there’s catch with that
PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE IOP BUILDING DEPT
settlement offer. Mayor Carroll angle, too.
and Councilmembers Ferencz, everything. I was concerned he and some time on probation,” The official plats on record
Moye, and Smith voted to accept was going to get a lawyer, and Carroll told Island Eye News. with the city have a mock-up
the offer. find a way out of this scot-free.” The actual sentence was 30 of every lot. Circles note the
“Isle of Palms takes its trees Asked about whether IOP days in jail and $1,087 fine for location of trees and remain
seriously. Some on Council would pursue civil damages, each tree. The decision was on the plat even after the tree
didn’t want it [court] to happen, Carroll said, “it isn’t over yet.” reached by a jury composed is gone. Consequently, it’s not
including some difference of Carroll’s comments were made entirely of IOP residents who possible to build over the spot
opinion on how to get there, but after Gandolfo’s Dec. 11 court deliberated for 2 hours following regardless of the tree’s physical
justice prevailed and council is date. The defendant was found the two-day trial. Although much presence. Property owners may
sending a message to everyone; guilty, and sentenced to jail and of the jail time was suspended, chafe at being told what they can
you don’t cut trees,” said fined. “He was sentenced to 30 Gandolfo has spent several days or cannot do with their property,
Mayor Jimmy Carroll. “The City days in jail with a service of one behind bars this month, and but permission is better than
rejected [his offer]. Some people, [day], and he was taken from the has a couple more days in lock- forgiveness in this case.
and I was one of the people, were courtroom directly to jail. He still up on his calendar for next year,
afraid to go to court and lose has to serve a couple weekends plus community service.

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December 21, 2018 13

No-Shave November…December
IOP PD LETS ITS HAIR DOWN, FOR A CAUSE

BY MIMI WOOD
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

I
f you’ve had the opportunity to
encounter one of Isle of Palm
Police Department’s finest
in the past month or so, you
may have noticed an unusually
scruffy visage, especially on the
male officers.
“To date, none of our female
officers have been able to grow
a beard,” notes Interim Chief of
Police Kim Usry. Nonetheless,
several of the IOP PD’s female
officers joined their male
colleagues in participating in No-
Shave November, a web-based
non-profit initiative which raises
money for cancer.
“No-Shave November is devoted
to growing cancer awareness,
and raising funds to support
cancer prevention, research and
education,” according to the
organization’s website.
“We are trying to raise
awareness of men’s health issues,
especially prostate cancer,” states
Matt Storen, IOP PD Sergeant in
charge of the program since the
department joined the program,
last year.
The officers who chose to (l-r) Captain Jeffrey Swain, Sgt. Matt Storen, Sgt. Derrick Ambas, Kelly Warren, MUSC, Sgt. Craig Thompson, Interim Chief Kim
voluntarily participate stepped Usry and FTO Amanda Posten.
away from their razors for the PHOTO BY DETECTIVE SERGEANT LOUISE HARDY
month of November, reached into
their pockets and paid money for beards growing/locks flowing for at the Hollings Cancer Center, “We intend to expand the
the ‘privilege’ of growing a beard. the month of December. was on hand at the Public Safety program next year, in terms of our
“It’s hard work for them,” Sgt. Craig Thompson, the IOP Building on Dec. 4, to receive the financial goal and outreach. We’re
explained Chief Usry, “as our PD’s Livability Officer, who may funds. already looking at ways we may
dress code does not allow for or may not be responsible for the “Hollings is the only National be able to involve the community,
beards. Therefore there’s a additional 30 days, is actively Cancer Institute designated perhaps with ‘competitive
procedural component; they seeking an angle to extend the cancer center in the state, and sponsorship’ opportunities,”
have to initiate a 30-day policy program through January. “NOT only one of 70 in the country,” Sgt. Storen brainstormed. “We’re
change,” in order to participate. happening,” assures Chief Usry, Warren explained proudly. “We trying to think of a way for the
(Female officers who participated “I will hold him down and shave were recently ranked by US News fire department to participate.
were permitted to wear their hair his face.” and World Report as the #24 They can’t have beards because
“down,” not pulled back as the Joking aside, “Everyone in our hospital for cancer care in the of their breathing apparatus.”
code requires.) department has been touched by US. We are on the cutting edge “In addition to a good cause, it’s
And somehow, someone cancer,” states Sgt. Storen. “We of cancer research, and ahead of just fun,” Sgt. Storen continued.
has finagled that 30 days into chose Hollings Cancer Center the curve in care and education. Perhaps not fun for all…Sgt.
60; several officers are now at MUSC as the recipient of the We are extremely grateful to the Derrick Ambas, a 16-year veteran
participating in “Toys for Tots, funds we raised as we wanted to Isle of Palms Police Department of the force, participated for the
Beards for Cops” based on keep it in the community, because for choosing us as their charity.” second year in a row, “because
the same premise. Any officer we serve the community.” Half of the department it’s for a good cause. But I shaved
donating a new toy valued at $25 Kelly Warren, Communications participated, exceeding their goal as soon as I could,” he elaborated,
or more is entitled to keep their and Stewardship Coordinator of $400 by nearly 15%. “It itched.”

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Seasons
it’s a memory and we’d like to find
Waitresses continues from cover them.”

South
walk and gave him an unusual The only clue Reichman left

of the
facial appearance. It also made him was that the restaurant was a
it difficult to lead a regular life - seafood place right off the bridge.
he never worked, married or had He did a little research and tracked
children. His parents had set up down Donna Rhodes-Hiott,
a trust for him, so he was able to manager of Sullivan’s restaurant
travel, and he very much enjoyed on Middle Street. During the time
spending time at the beach. frame, the Rhodes family - who

Seasoned Pecans
While staying on Sullivan’s have run Sullivan’s for 30 years -
Island he frequented a seafood also had a sister restaurant called
restaurant just off the bridge, Sully’s, right off the bridge.
where two waitresses – Kayla and “It was where 450 Pizza is
Melissa – went out of their way to now,” said Rhodes-Hoitt, who BY MARILYN MARKEL
make him feel welcome. runs Sullivan’s, which is just FOR ISLAND EYE NEWS
past the fire station on Middle

T
“He ate there quite a bit and
said they were friendly to him - Street, with her husband Ricky. hese are addictive. Great with a glass of wine or bubbly and
they made a lasting impression But she doesn’t recall these two some delicious cheese before a romantic dinner. They can be
on him,” said the executor of waitresses. made several days in advance and are easily transportable.
his will, who preferred to remain “This would be a wonderful They also make great gifts if stored in food ready gift bags with a
anonymous. “Sometimes when Christmas story,” she said. “But big bow.
you’re disabled not everybody’s as I don’t know anybody, those
friendly to you.” names didn’t ring a bell. I racked Ingredients
Reichman passed away this my brains and I can’t remember 3 cups pecan halves
summer, and now the executor is anything.” she even canvassed ½ stick butter (4 Tbsp)
looking for those two waitresses. past employees, including one Dash Worcestershire sauce
“He remembered these two names, who had worked there 29 years, ¼ tsp (or more) of Kahuna
no last names, but said they had but drew a blank. Garlic Salt or your favorite
been real kind to him and he “It must have been someone garlic salt
remembered them in his will,” he who came for the season and
said. “It’s not a large amount, but moved on. People do move on, they Directions
come in and move on, especially 1. Preheat oven to 350
in this business,” she said. degrees. Melt butter in
Rhodes-Hoitt’s mother, Marcia, a small saucepan over
could have been the ‘Melissa.’ “It’s medium heat or in a glass
the only more unusual name I
bowl (large enough to accommodate pecans) in the microwave.
recall,” she said. But she passed
away two years ago, “And everyone 2. Stir in pecans and Worcestershire in the melted butter until
called her Grandma Joyce.” evenly coated. Spread in one layer in a 9x13 baking pan. Sprinkle
So the search is still on. If you evenly with salt.
remember a waitress at Sully’s, 3. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until lightly browned. When you can
or any other restaurant on the smell pecans they are ready. Be careful not to over brown.
island in the early 2000s, whose 4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in pan. Store in an
name was Melissa or Kayla, send airtight container. These will keep for a week or longer.
any information you have to J One of the top culinary instructors in the South, Marilyn has pursued
Reichman, PO Box 48325, Athens, her passion for teaching in Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Chapel
GA 30604, and let's see if we can Hill, North Carolina; and the Charleston, South Carolina, area where
bring some holiday magic into she now resides. She is the author of Southern Breads cookbook by
someone’s lives this Christmas, Arcadia Publishing. Her work has appeared in the Charleston Post
as well as honor the memory of
and Courier, Island Eye News among other newspapers, and the
the kindness shown to Jay when
he visited Sullivan’s Island. magazine Edible Piedmont, and she was featured in the documentary
Pimento Cheese, Please, produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance.

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s Citadel top public college in South


8TH YEAR AS #1 BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

BY KIMBERLY KEELOR
FOR ISLAND EYE NEWS

F
or the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks accredited institutions with four-year undergraduate-degree-seeking
The Citadel as the #1 public college in the South offering up to a students.
master’s degree. The Citadel ranks #3 Best College in the South, “The rankings are formulated based on data from and about each
when private and public schools are combined, up from #4 last year. school in up to 15 areas related to academic excellence. Each indicator
The Citadel moved up to #1 for Best College for Veterans in the is assigned a weight (expressed as a percentage) based on U.S. News’
South, from the #2 position last fall. Additionally, The Citadel is in judgments about which measures of quality matter most,” according
the top ten for Most Innovative Schools in the South for the first time. to the website.
At #9, The Citadel leads South Carolina institutions along with the A detailed breakdown of the methodology can be found on the Best
College of Charleston, which tied for the spot. According to U.S. News Colleges 2019 Methodology webpage.
& World Report, the innovative schools rankings come from input from
the colleges and nominations from peers ”for those making the most

Property management
innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students,
campus life, technology or facilities.”
Another first for The Citadel is being ranked in the top ten for
Best Undergraduate Teaching, at #8. The college ranks #3 Best
Undergraduate Teaching in the South.
“We do not take the U.S. News & World Report ranking of best public
college in the South for granted. It affirms the effectiveness of dedicated
is just what you need
faculty, staff, alumni and donors who are committed to our mission to
educate and develop principled leaders,” said Gen. John B. Sams Jr.,
COURTESY OF ESPM PROPERTY
USAF (Ret.), interim president of The Citadel. “A Citadel education is M A N A G E M E N T & R E N TA L S U P P O R T
based on the values of honor, duty and respect which clearly resonate
with many families across America.”
The 2019 Best Colleges rankings were released in the fall by the BY HILLARY HARLING
news outlet that was one of the first American publishers to produce a FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

I
college rankings list based on a complex formula of publically reported f you are new to the Sea Islands of the Lowcountry or even if you
data to help prospective students select colleges. are a seasoned pro, a property manager is a necessity.
The Citadel earned notable rankings in the following areas: At the basic level, a property manager will oversee your property
• #1 Best public college in the South offering up to a master’s and ensure everything is in good condition. They perform routine
degree inspections, contact you with any issues that arise, can coordinate
• #1 Best College for Veterans in the South repairs, winterize or storm prep your home, handle deliveries to your
• #3 Regional Universities South home, supervise renovation projects, assist with guests or renters
• #8 Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South that use your home, and that’s just the start.
• #9 Most Innovative Schools in the South; tied with College of It is important to have on-site property management services
Charleston for top in state available whether you rent your home or not. Besides being a contact
• #11 Best Value in the South for your guests, your manager can schedule repairs and housekeeping,
• #23 Best Engineering Programs offering up to a master’s degree provide routine maintenance, check for damages between guests,
nationally and stage the property for incoming guests. However, even if you do
“For members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, the U.S. News not rent your home, having a property manager check on it regularly
and World Report top ranking is a source of pride,” said Cadet Logan can prevent small problems, such as leaks and electrical issues, from
Miller, Regimental Public Affairs Officer. “This achievement underscores becoming much bigger issues. Your home will be properly prepared
the effectiveness of our 24/7 military structure, cadet leadership and for an incoming weather event and your manager will report to you
our shared commitment to always strive for excellence.” once the storm passes to coordinate any needed repairs and clean
The Citadel is also at the top of its peer group when it comes to up.
alumni giving, according to U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Your property manager can take the headache and worry from
The Citadel at 25%, followed by Elon University at 22%, with the your visits and allow you to relax and enjoy your home as it was
average giving level at 7.37%, according to the chart. meant to be: a vacation home. They can handle detailed tasks such
“Alumni giving demonstrates the passionate commitment our as deliver groceries, ensure your cable/internet and appliances are
graduates have for their alma mater,” said Jay Dowd, Ph.D., chief working properly, outdoor areas are free of debris, and even turn
executive officer of The Citadel Foundation. “Our current 25% alumni your thermostat up or down according to your preferences and leave
participation rate represents a strong vote of confidence in the college’s some lights on for you.
strategic vision and the experience we provide for future leaders.” Are you in the market for manager? To find the right one for you, ask
Additionally, the 2019 findings show the student faculty ratio at yourself: do I want to rent my property? Am I looking to do renovations
12:1, with 41 percent of the college’s undergraduate classes having at the house and need guidance or someone to supervise? How involved
fewer than 20 students. do I want to be in the care of my home? The most important service
According to U.S. News & World Report, it ranks only regionally your property manager can provide you is peace of mind.
December 21 Is l a nd E y e C a l e nda r January 17
ONGOING MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library Saturday, Dec. 22 Saturday, Dec. 29 Special Olympics. For info visit WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CharlestonCountyParks.com or by
WHAT: Southbound: are designed for toddlers (18 WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m. DunleavysOnSullivans.com. MORE INFO: Country/folk music calling 843.795.4386.
Photographs of and about the months – 3 years) and a parent, MORE INFO: Come play with WHAT: Creative Writing Club WHAT: Lego Fun (children) icon Willie Nelson. Doors at 6:30,
New South grandparent, or friend to play our games or bring your own. (children 6-11) WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHAT: Museum Month show at 7:30. Ages 2 & up require
WHERE: Halsey Institute of and explore in The Charleston 843.883.3914. WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Various locations a ticket for entry. A clear bag Thursday, Jan. 24
Contemporary Art Museum. With a focus on WHEN: 10:30 a.m. MORE INFO: Tired of your Legos? WHEN: Jan. 1-30, various times policy is in effect for all events at
MORE INFO: Do you love to Come play with ours! MegaBloks WHAT: Charleston Jazz Festival
WHEN: Oct. 19 - March 2 developing fine motor skills, Third Friday of the Month MORE INFO: Pass grants the Coliseum and Performing Arts WHERE: throughout Charleston
MORE INFO: An exhibition each program includes four craft write? Join our monthly writing available for kids under three. access to local museums. Check Center. $10 parking, cash only.
WHAT: Homeschool History club to write and share your work 843.883.3914. WHEN: Jan. 24-27, various times
co-curated by Mark Sloan, projects as well as finger paints, individual sites for scheduled Tickets start at $58, TicketMaster. MORE INFO: 5th Annual
director of the Halsey Institute a puppet stage, a sandbox, Days with friends. Call 843.883.3914 hours of operation. Adult tickets com.
WHERE: Charleston Museum, or email poe@ccpl.org to get our Charleston Jazz Festival will
of Contemporary Art, and
Mark Long, professor of
and more. $6 Members/$9
Non-Members. To register visit 360 Meeting St. monthly writing prompt. Monday, Dec. 31 $25, children $10. Purchases
can be made in advance online, WHAT: Charleston Restaurant
feature jazz legends and emerging
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. artists. Artists perform a
political science. For info visit CharlestonMuseum.org. WHAT: NOON Year’s Eve making these passes a great Week wide range of styles including
SouthboundProject.org. MORE INFO: A special program WHAT: Breakfast with Santa holiday gift. Ticket purchases WHERE: Locations throughout
for home schooling families. WHERE: Children’s Museum of Swing, Salsa, Blues, Brazilian,
Thursdays Where: Wild Dunes Resort, the Lowcountry must be made in person at Charleston
These programs feature one of Coastal Provisions the American Songbook and
Mondays WHEN: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. a Charleston Visitor Center WHEN: Jan. 9-20, various times more. For full lineup visit
WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights our field trip classes, a chance When: 10:30 a.m. downtown, in North Charleston, MORE INFO: Deals
WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  (adults) to go through the Museum, MORE INFO: Celebrate the CharlestonJazz.com.
Details: Enjoy a delicious pancake start of 2019 with sparkling art or in Mount Pleasant. from Charleston’s most
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library and an activity. Free with paid buffet at Coastal Provisions and renowned chefs. For a list of
projects, glitzy countdown and
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
MORE INFO: Come and share
WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
MORE INFO: Learn to play the
admission. To register visit
CharlestonMuseum.org.
get your picture taken with Santa.
Visit DestinationHotels.com/wild-
ball drop at noon. This event is
Friday, Jan. 4 participating restaurants, Thursday, Jan. 17
included with CML membership menus and reservations visit
your stories. 843.883.3914. fun and fast-paced game of dunes/events for details. CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com. WHAT: Around the World in 80
  American Mah Jongg.  Beginners or admission. No pre-registration WHAT: Beethoven’s 5th Minutes
Tuesdays welcome. 843.883.3914. Friday, Dec. 21 is required. For details visit WHERE: The Gaillard Center WHERE: The Gaillard Center
WHAT: Toddler Storytime WHAT: Holiday Light Show Friday, Dec. 28 ExploreCML.org. WHEN: Jan. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHAT: Jazz Night MORE INFO: Perhaps the MORE INFO: Charleston
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHERE: College of Charleston, WHAT: Jump, Little Children WHAT: Shuckin’ on the Cooper
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Refuge, IOP
WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Cistern Yard WHERE: Charleston Music Hall Tuesday, Jan. 1 most recognizable piece of
classical music ever written. The WHERE: Mount Pleasant Pier
Symphony Orchestra
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture WHEN: Dec. 21-Jan. 1, 6-9 p.m. WHEN: Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. performs blockbusters from
MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio WHAT: Dunleavy’s Polar Bear Charleston Symphony performs WHEN: 1-4 p.m. around the world, including
books, flannel board fun, sing-a- MORE INFO: 2nd annual MORE INFO: Jump, Little with Zachary Hammond, on oboe, MORE INFO: Steamed oysters,
hosts jazz every Thursday night. Cougar Night Lights holiday Plunge Gershwin’s American in Paris,
longs, poetry and activities that Traditional swing tunes, ballads Children returns to its art- WHERE: Dunleavey’s Pub Ken Lam, Conductor. Tickets live music by Joshua Jarman.
encourage language skills. (Ages spectacular transforms historic school roots for a special Brahm’s Hungarian Dance,
and bossa novas. Singers & horn WHEN: Pub opens at 9 a.m., from $20-$108. To purchase visit Food and drinks available for Ravel’s Bolero, and more. Special
2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914. Cistern Yard and Randolph Hall performance at the Charleston GaillardCenter.org. sale. Buckets of oysters from
players welcome. For info visit with a specially designed light plunge at 1 p.m. appearances by Charleston’s
CharlestonJazz.com. Music Hall in support of their MORE INFO: The coldest swim Charleston Bay Gourmet will
and sound show. Hot chocolate new album, _Sparrow_. Band Latin percussionist, Gino
Wednesdays be $10 each, and Dave 'N' Dubs
WHAT: Toddler Days Fridays
stand on weekends. Each night, will be accompanied by a
of the year. Join hundreds
of neighbors to raise money Wednesday, Jan. 9 variety of hot dogs. Sponsored by
Castillo, and the Charleston
Taiko Drummers. Tickets from
the show plays on the hour. chamber orchestra of professional CCPRC, tickets $8 in advance,
WHERE: Charleston Museum, CharlestonCVB.com for details. for the SC Special Olympics. WHAT: Willie Nelson and Family $20-$108. To purchase visit
WHAT: Board Game Afternoon string, brass, and wind players. Donations taken at the pub, $10 on-site, if available. Children
360 Meeting St. (family) WHERE: North Charleston GaillardCenter.org.
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Tickets start at $40. For info make checks payable to SC age 3 and under are free.
CharlestonMusicHall.com. Performing Arts Center
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. $$
886-FISH (3474) 2213-B Middle St, Sullivan's
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Beard Cat’s food options, unique beers on 843.789.4107
Gelato made from locally sourced tap, spacious side porch, and live
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sits below Obstinate Daughter. $ 242-8310 Now serving Isle of Palms in the
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Ben & Jerry’s Dunleavy’s Pub 886-5759
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883-9646 Poe’s Tavern
Front Beach. $ Famous for their gourmet burgers
886-6314 dunleavysonsullivans.com
2213 Middle St., Sullivan's Island and chicken sandwiches, this Poe-
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101 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms Charleston coffee. $
Home Team BBQ republicicecream.com
Not limited to barbeque, this 2120 Middle St., Sullivans Island
Cafe Paname casual eatery also serves salads,
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885-6303 883-3131 Marina Market, come enjoy
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Chills 360 Hip eatery serving Mexican
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favorites, including tacos & tortas,
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242-8469 outdoor seating. $$ 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. $-$$
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Spectacular views of the Atlantic Relax with a front row seat on Sullivan’s
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The Obstinate Daughter
The Co-Op Restaurant serving contemporary Windjammer
A gourmet deli specializing in Southern cuisine, pizza & pasta in Lively spot with a bar menu, a deck
breakfast and lunch sandwiches a rustic, coastal-inspired space. overlooking the water, and beach
as well as local coffee. Enjoy $$-$$$ volleyball court out back.$-$$
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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
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Regional Italian restaurant featuring 2664 Highway 17N, Mt. Pleasant 3008 N Highway 17, Mt Pleasant
fresh pastas, fior di latte mozzarella
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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. $$
bistrotoulouse.com 102 Royall Ave, Mt Pleasant 843.928.3609
1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant seeweerestaurantinc.com
Jack's Cosmic Dogs 4808 N Hwy 17, Awendaw
Bon Banh Mi Kitschy space-themed spot serving
Southeast Asian Cuisine, Rice Bowls, hot dogs topped with creative Stack’s Coastal Kitchen
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Vegetarian Options $ 884-7677 fresh soup, salads, and sandwiches.
388-7080 jackscosmicdogs.com Enjoy dinner in a casual bistro-style
banhbonmi.com 2805 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant setting, nice selection and outdoor
1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant seating. $$
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
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colorful setting. $-$$
971-8830
388-3654
December 21, 2018
FINANCIAL FOCUS 19

Consider some New Year’s financial resolutions


BY DIMI MATOUCHEV
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
s the year winds down, – stocks, bonds, mutual funds,
you may want to look government securities and so on
ahead to see which areas – into an IRA, so it can expand
of your life you can improve in your options beyond those
2019. Perhaps you’ll decide to offered in your 401(k) or similar
exercise more, eat healthier plan.
foods, reconnect with old friends Build an emergency fund.
or volunteer at a school or Try to build an emergency fund
charitable organization. All these containing three to six months’
goals are certainly worthwhile, worth of living expenses, with
but you also may want to add the money held in a low-risk,
some New Year’s financial liquid account. This fund can
resolutions to your list. help you avoid dipping in to your
Here are a few ideas to long-term investments to pay
consider: for unexpected costs, such as a
Boost contributions to your major car repair.
employer-sponsored retirement Control your debts. Do what
plan. Good news, contribution you can to keep your debts under
limits will be increasing for many control. Ultimately, the less you
employer-sponsored retirement have to spend on debt payments,
plans. the more you can invest for your
For 2019, you can contribute future.
up to $19,000 (up from $18,500 Don’t overreact to financial
in 2018), or $25,000 (up from $24,500 in 2018) if you’re 50 or older market volatility. In 2018, especially the last few months of the
to your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. It’s year, we saw considerable market volatility, with huge drops and big
usually a good idea to contribute as much as you can afford to gains in rapid succession. What will 2019 bring? It’s always difficult,
your employer’s plan, as your contributions may lower your taxable and usually futile, trying to forecast the market’s performance over
income, while any earnings growth is tax-deferred. (Keep in mind the course of an entire year. But, in any case, try not to overreact
that taxes are due upon withdrawal, and withdrawals prior to age to whatever ups and downs we may experience. Instead, continue
59½ may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.) pursuing an investment strategy that’s appropriate for your goals,
At a minimum, put in enough to earn your employer’s matching risk tolerance and time horizon.
contribution, if one is offered. Following these suggestions can help you become a better investor
Try to “max out” on your IRA. Even if you have a 401(k) or in 2019, and beyond.
similar plan, you can probably still invest in an IRA. For 2019, you
Dimi Matouchev is a financial advisor with Edward Jones, located
can put in up to $6,000 in a traditional or Roth IRA (up from $5,500
in 2018), or $7,000 (up from $6,500) if you’re 50 or older. (Income at 1505 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms. For more information, call
restrictions apply to Roth IRAs.) Contributions to a traditional IRA 843.886.9229 or visit EdwardJones.com.
may be tax-deductible, depending on your income, and any earnings
growth is tax-deferred. Roth IRA contributions are not deductible,
but earnings growth can be withdrawn tax-free, provided you don’t
start taking withdrawals until you are 59 ½ and you’ve had your
account at least five years. You can put most types of investments

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Dec 21 6:14am/6:38pm 12:34pm
Dec 22 7:05am/7:29pm 12:38am/1:25pm
Dec 23 7:55am/8:21pm 1:28am/2:15pm
Dec 24 8:47am/9:14pm 2:19am/3:06pm
Dec 25 9:40am/10:09pm 3:12am/3:57pm
Dec 26 10:34am/11:08pm 4:06am/4:50pm
Dec 27 11:30am 5:04am/5:45pm
Dec 28 12:10am/12:28pm 6:05am/6:42pm
Dec 29 1:13am/1:27pm 7:08am/7:40pm
Dec 30 2:16am/2:26pm 8:13am/8:38pm
Dec 31 3:17am/3:24pm 9:16am/9:34pm
Jan 1 4:14am/4:18pm 10:15am/10:26pm
Jan 2 5:06am/5:09pm 11:09am/11:15pm
Jan 3 5:54am/5:57pm 11:59am

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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