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Volume 14 Issue 19 FREE January 4, 2019

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

IOP faces
budget
issues
head on
M AY O R C A L L S F O R
R A I S E I N TA X E S

BY KATY CALLOWAY

THE ISLAND EYE NEWS


MANAGING EDITOR

T
he December 18 special
meeting of the Isle of Palms
Ways & Means Committee
was enlightening to say the
least. “Eyes wide open,” is the
mantra of several City leaders
in regards to the income and
expense reports that they spent
nearly 2 hours discussing.
The financial reports show a
growing deficit between revenues
generated by the City and
operating expenses related to
facilities, insurance and payroll.
Retirement expenses alone have
increased 68% over the last
XI I I
five years. At the current and
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BRANSOME PHOTOGRAPHY

consistent trend levels of prior X II


governance, payroll cost shows
a 52% increase over 2014 totals IX III
by fiscal year 2020.
Currently, City payroll I IV
accounts for 73% of total City
expense, a statistic that Mayor I
Carroll believes to be high, V I V
describing other cities of similar

A
size whose payroll accounts year of campaigning kicked off in January 2018 as local candidates vied for Jimmy
for closer to 60% of the total Carroll’s vacated IOP Council seat. Announcements were made throughout the year as
budget. According to Carroll, local, state and federal mid-term elections ate up every media opportunity. Winter gave
nobody’s current salary is in way to another summer full of festivities and crowds. Hurricane season had mercy on us as our
jeopardy, “We are not going coast dodged two major storms with little more than flooding inconveniences.
to cut income on anybody we The Island communities continue to be welcoming to visitors, generous to causes and
protective of our unique and delicate ecosystems, as our look back at 2018 illustrates.
Budget continues on page 2 Cheers to a happy and healthy New Year from all of us at Lucky Dog Publishing!
Year in Review continues on page 3

YOUNG CRAB THE REC


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marina docks and the Morgan have to pay for those benefits.” said Kinghorn.
Budget continues from cover
Creek Grill building,” he pointed According to Mayor Carroll According to Kinghorn, there
have on our staff right now, we out. the options for solution are have been no original ideas when
have great personnel, nobody’s Then Councilmember Jimmy limited. “There’s not much we it comes to increasing revenue.
incomes are going to be cut, but Carroll, along with Jimmy Ward can do to raise this money, He blames expense increase in
going into the future we will be and Sandy Ferencz had opposed except for taxes,” he said. “We part on an excessive number
more conservative about what raising taxes and millage can only increase taxes a certain of civic meetings and micro
our pay will be.” But the City fees in the past, which led to percentage a year, so it’s going to managing of staff. Both of which
has been searching for a Town Councilmember Bell pointing be incremental. Otherwise there contribute to increased staff
Administrator and a Police to the prior administration and would have to be a referendum, time, hence increased payroll
Chief for nine months and the stating, “It would appear that the and it would fail,” he concluded. expense.
compensation package may newly elected Mayor and Council Councilmember Bell believes Kinghorn’s suggestions
be back on the table. “It will have inherited an unsustainable that when Charleston County include increasing franchise fees,
certainly be re-evaluated what cost/revenue problem.” reassesses property values including levying a franchise
we pay,” said Carroll. “But I’m Mayor Carroll, for one, has in 2020, IOP will have an fee on the Water and Sewer
just one person, we as a council changed his tune. “Randy has opportunity to set millage Authority. It then becomes the
make these decisions.” opened my eyes to the reality. rates at maximum increases, Water and Sewer’s decision to
In addition to the rising costs The way I look at it, we inherited thereby generating $344,000 pass the cost on to consumers.
of doing business, IOP has a a public safety building that was in additional income per year. In the end, Council seems
number of critical needs with horribly built, we inherited a Under this scenario, an owner- optimistic. “The shortfall is
estimated costs that have been drainage problem that is Mother occupied property assessed at debatable,” surmises Kinghorn,
on the funding agenda for years. Nature’s fault. Everybody wasn’t $500,000 would increase IOP’s “but certainly manageable.”
Highlights include the Public always looking into the future portion of the total tax bill by Mayor Carroll’s outlook is
Safety building maintenance and that’s what a government $49/year, while a $1.5M property more definitive. “We’ve got some
at an estimated cost of $3-5M, needs to do.” would provide IOP $150/year. challenges ahead but we have a
phase III and IV of the drainage Councilmember Ryan But Councilmember Ted great, smart council. We’re going
project at a combined estimate of Buckhannon agrees. Having Kinghorn believes raising taxes into this with our eyes wide open.
$12M and marina dock repairs served 17 out of the last 20 are not the only option. While We’re going to take care of it, but
at $3M. years on IOP’s City Council, Kinghorn agrees that prior it’s going to end up costing more
Councilmember Randy Bell Buckhannon understands, “The Council did little to alleviate the in taxes.”
noted that these “official” sentiment from the community problem, he too voted against The next meeting of the IOP
estimates are dated and have has been not to raise taxes, previous budget reform. “I voted Ways & Means Committee is
since increased. “This inherited while providing an increase in against the last budgets because scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tues.,
deficit remains and has since services. Council complied. We I didn’t think they were creative Jan. 15.
grown with the increase in added services, personnel, new or innovative enough, different
estimates and the inclusion of programs at The Rec, and now we from the other councilmembers,”

letter to the editor


New parking rules a bust

I finally realized that the IOP City Council did a job on residents
and visitors by effectively cutting the available parking on the north
side of Palm Blvd. in half.
Their new, must park parallel rule, cuts the spaces from 4 head in
to 2 parallel.
I cannot wait as a resident to be caught in even more congestion
this summer as visitors struggle to find parking. Visitors are so used
to parking head in, that the first month or so will be a nightmare.
I had remembered seeing this move reported but the ramifications
did not dawn on me until I saw the new signs. Can we ask City Council
to use common sense and remove the parallel parking rule? We can
still insist on 4 foot clearance to the road.

Wayne Dean
Isle of Palms
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JANUARY Lucky Dog Publishing
Offshore drilling came back
onto the SC Coast’s radar. o f SC , LL C
The Bureau of Ocean Energy
Publisher of the
Management opened phase two
of the public comment period The Island Eye News
on January 8. And Sullivan’s and The Island Connection
Island resident Rick Reed invited
the community to consider the
needs of those retirees wanting
to age in place, as he proposed
consideration of “The Village”
movement.
Reports of a suspicious
and potentially dangerous
substance shook residents
of I’on Ave. Sullivan’s Island Lynn Pierotti
Police Department secured lynn@luckydognews.com
the scene prior to visits from a publisher

dozen different state and federal Katy Calloway


agencies. The substance was katy@luckydognews.com
determined to be non-hazardous. managing editor
(pictured left)
Photo by Steve Rosamilia Jennifer Tuohy
jennifer@luckydognews.com
contributing editor
February
Newly elected Mayor Jimmy Swan Richards
Carroll held his first public forum senior graphic designer

on Feb. 1. Residents packed the IOP Alejandro Ferreyros


Rec Center to voice their concerns graphic designer
and suggestions to the incoming
city administration. Over a dozen Lori McGee 843-614-0901
residents were turned away due to advertising executive

limited seating and a second forum Christian LeBlanc


was held on Feb. 8. christian@luckydognews.com
The IOP Exhange Club held it social media
inaugural Pub Crawl, raising money
for the waterfront improvement Gregg Bragg
project that continued to be a focus Mimi Wood
of 2018. (pictured right) staff writers

Photo by Jason Ogden


March
Sullivan’s Island Contributors
Town employee
Kat Kenyon
retired after SC DNR
13 years in the
business licensing
department.

Mayor O’Neil
helped Sullivan’s Photo by Jason Ogden

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PHOTO BY JASON OGDEN
AUGUST
Governor Henry
McMasters visited
MAY Isle of Palms for the

PHOTO BY STEVE ROSAMILIA


On May 10 the SC Aquarium held its first turtle release of 2018 at ceremonial signing
the Isle of Palms County Park. A crowd of 300 spectators saw Coral, of the Beachfront
a sub-adult Kemp’s ridley turtle head home after a brief stint in the Management Reform
aquarium’s rehab clinic. (pictured above) Act on Aug. 23. The
The IOP Exchange Club announced the IOP Marina Festival, act will help protect
which was its largest fundraising effort in promoting the waterfront property owners
improvement project. by providing a
transparent process
for determining
APRIL PHOTO BY MIC SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC jurisdictional lines.
The 9th annual Run For Adela took place on JULY (pictured above)
April 21, to raise funds to provide scholarship Resident Rick Reed opened our eyes The Turtle Team
for a Meeting Street Academy student to attend JUNE to the desperate need for action to uncovered a nest of
Charleston Day School for grades 6-8. The annual The 2nd Annual Maritime Expo took place on June support the Crab Bank restoration, an 95 leatherback turtle
event commemorates the passing of young Adela 9 at Battery Gadsden Cultural Center the effort of a effort that is still underway. eggs that did not
Holmes Cook, who was killed in a golf cart accident partnership between the BGCC, the National Park Service Sullivan’s Island held another have any embryonic
while her family vacationed in the Bahamas. It is at Fort Moultrie and the Boathouse at the Coast Guard successful Fourth of July Golf Cart development
the only 5k in Charleston that takes place on the Complex. Over 300 people attended the event which Parade and IOP’s final Managed Beach Leatherbacks Photo by Barb Bergwerf
beach. (pictured) featured nearly 40 boats. (pictured left) Parking Plan that went into effect. don’t typically nest
IOP unveiled its it’s year-round managed beach The IOP Clean Up Crew kicked off its volunteer beach The Wild Dunes Dolphins swim on SC beaches and this was no exception. While
parking plan to mixed reactions from residents sweeps to raving success. Led by City Councilmember team wrapped up a successful season, disappointing, it was not surprising and Mary
which included the idea of parallel parking and Susan Hill Smith, the clean ups became a social activity placing 4th at league championships. Pringle explained why. (pictured right)
resident parking passes. with a mission, that continued throughout the year. (pictured above)
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SEPTEMBER
Tidalwave Watersports held its first
annual Residents’ Day fundraiser in
support of MUSC Children’s Hospital.
(pictured right)
The inaugural Holy City SwimJam
took place on Sept. 8 at the Windjammer
and raised dollars for Operation
Restored Warrior, an organization
established to meet the needs of our
military who suffer from Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder and Combat Related
Stress. (pictured below)
IOP Clean up Crew held it’s final
sweep of the season after Labor Day
visitors left our beloved island. More
than 75 volunteers participated at the
regular clean ups.

PHOTO BY JASON OGDEN

OCTOBER
The City of IOP celebrated staff at the first annual
Employee Recognition Day. “Small but mighty,” is how
Mayor Carroll described his dedicated group of City
employees.
Sullivan’s Island passed it’s acclaimed plastics ban,
ordinance 2018-06, and began to reinvestigate the
maritime forest issue, that had been on hold since early
2016.
The IOP Exchange Club unveiled its detailed plans for
the waterfront improvement project, which include a new
bulkhead and dock along with landside improvements
to create a park-like setting. (pictured below)

PHOTO BY JASON OGDEN


January 4, 2019 7

NOVEMBER DECEMBER
The nation Sullivan’s Island and Isle of
acknowledged the Palms celebrated the holidays
100th anniversary with traditional tree lightings,
of the armistice to hot chocolate and visits from
end World War 1 and Santa. (pictured)
local churches rang Local resident and former
bells and offered IOP Council candidate
prayers. Actors Jonathan Gandolfo was
at Fort Moultrie sentenced to 30 days in jail

PHOTO BY VIRGINIA STITH


answered questions and a $1087 fine for cutting
about life as a soldier down two “historic” trees on
in the first World a property he was considering
War. for purchase. Much of the jail
The new parking time was suspended.
signs were installed
on IOP, making
the rules official.
(pictured)
And Seabrook
Island Club won
the Three Island
Challenge, the
annual golf match
held between Kiawah,
Seabrook and Wild
Dunes, clinching the
title from defending
team Wild Dunes.

PHOTO BY IOP REC CENTER

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January 4, 2019 9

Local siblings support


local outreach
B R O T H E R S R A I S E M O N E Y F O R H O L I D AY G I F T S

STAFF REPORT
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

C
hristmas is the
season of giving and
one Sullivan’s Island
8-year-old certainly did
that this year.
With help from his big
brother and the Sullivan’s
Island Co-op, Tanner
Volkmann raised more
than $150 to provide
Christmas gifts for three
kids through the East
Cooper Community Tanner Volkmann sold palmetto reindeer..
Outreach Adopt-a-Family
holiday program.
Volkmann, a third-
grader at East Cooper
Montessori Charter
School, and his 6th-grade
brother Calvin played
guitar and sold homemade
Palmetto reindeer at The
Co-Op the first Sunday in
December and left several (l-r) Tanner and Calvin play Christmas music while selling their reindeer at the Co-op
on Dec. 2.
reindeer and a donation PHOTOS PROVIDED
jar on display at the Co-Op
throughout the month to parents give the gifts they’d love to provide but
raise money to buy the gifts. may not have the means to do it,” Volkmann
“This started as his school peace project, said. “After discovering it online and doing it
and Tanner really wanted to do something for this year, I’m such a fan of the idea.”
local kids at Christmas, so when I found the For Tanner, it was about helping other kids
Adopt-A-Family program online, it seemed like where he lives.
the perfect fit,” said Laurie Volkmann, Tanner’s “I like doing something that helps kids have
mother. “But part of the point of the peace a better holiday because not everyone has
project is to really put in some time and effort in enough money but everyone deserves to have a
bettering your community, so by doing a small good Christmas,” Tanner said.
fundraiser to earn money to buy the gifts for Tanner and Calvin had originally planned
the kids really helped Tanner be invested in the to play guitar and sell their reindeer at the
effort. And we’re very appreciative of The Co-Op Sunday Brunch Farmer’s Market at the Pour
being so open to the boys playing guitar and House, but pouring rain prevented such efforts.
selling their reindeer to make this happen.” Volkmann and her boys just walked into The
ECCO provides an online list of families who Co-Op, one of their favorite Sunday outings
need some help to provide a great Christmas anyway, and asked if they could play and try to
for their children. Identified by a number only, sell the reindeer there.
kids provide a “wishlist” and then sponsoring The boys sold just three reindeer and made
families or businesses buy gifts from the list $45 on that Sunday, but donations coming in
and drop off at ECCO’s “Santa’s Closet” location throughout the month yielded a generous $152.
throughout one week during December. Then Co-Op manager Alison Hart was all about
parents can pick up the gifts provided, wrap the effort.
them and give to their children. “It’s an awesome thing they’re doing, and we
“It’s really just a wonderful way to help were really happy to help,” she said.
Volkmann donated a bag of gifts..

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Lutheran Hospice
seeks volunteers
T H E S A V A N N A H S I P P I N G S O C I E T Y, TRI-COUNTY MINISTRY PROVIDES
JAN. 8-10 & 14-17 END-OF-LIFE CARE
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF REPORT THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF REPORT

T
he Crabpot Players Theater Company presents the southern
comedy, "The Savannah Sipping Society " by Jessie Jones,
Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten at the Windjammer, Jan.
8-10 & 14-17, 2019. Tickets are available now at the Windjammer
and the Dinghy and online at the Windjammer's website. Tickets
are $10 in advance and $12 day of the show. Tickets will also be
available at the door. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern
women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day
routines, are drawn together by fate, and an impromptu happy
hour, and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life
they've lost throughout the years. Over the course of six months,
filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional

L
liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond utheran Hospice of the Lowcountry is looking for
and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they volunteers. Our trained volunteers are an integral part
discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in of the hospice team devoted to fulfilling the values, goals
the moment and most importantly, realize it's never too late to make and wishes of our patients and families.
new old fiends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women Lutheran Hospice is a non-profit, ministry-based program
and their fierce embrace of life and say "Cheers!" to this joyful and that delivers individualized end-of-life care, providing physical,
surprisingly touching comedy. emotional and spiritual support. We are in need of Direct
The cast includes Patient Volunteers to provide companionship, socialization
Melanie Cason, Shannon and emotional support to patients and caregivers in their
homes or nursing facilities.
Lindsay, Krissy Mckown
and Regina Lightfoot. While our office is located in Mt. Pleasant, we serve Charleston,
Set design is by Jean Berkeley and Dorchester counties, and we have immediate
Schubert and Jimmy Ward. needs for volunteers in your area. If you are interested in
Stage Manager Jean Schubert learning more, please contact Volunteer Manager, Jennifer
and directed by Jimmy Ward. Hartig at 843.856.4735 or jhartig@lutheranhospice.org.
Call 843.886.6218 for more
information.

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Additional federal
funding awarded for
Crab Bank
BY SC DNR

FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

E
arly in 2018, the federal Because this is a pilot program,
government announced a there are still many unknown
program under the U.S. aspects of how this process will
Water Resources Development work, but SCDNR staff and the
Act that would fund ten projects Coastal Bird Conservation’s
supporting beneficial uses supporting organizations are
of dredged material. The SC “very excited about the award’s
Department of Natural Resources potential for Crab Bank,” added
submitted a proposal for Riggin. The successful
this pilot program projects funded
to cover 100% of through the WRDA
the construction pilot program
costs of restoring needed to include
the Crab goals such
Bank Seabird as: providing
Sanctuary storm damage
with beneficial reduction;
dredged promoting
material from public safety;
the Post-45 protecting,
Charleston restoring and
Harbor Deepening creating aquatic
Project and was ecosystems;
notified just prior to promoting recreation;
the Christmas break enhancing shorelines;
that the agency’s proposal civic improvement; and,
has been chosen as one of ten other innovative uses and dredge
successful pilot projects under material placement alternatives
the program. that produce public economic
“The federal funds from this or environmental benefits. The
award will allow SCDNR to work Crab Bank project meets all of
with Audubon South Carolina, those objectives.
the Coastal Conservation The SCDNR’s WRDA Crab
League, and Coastal Expeditions Bank proposal was submitted
to focus on what we thought was in March 2018. In the interim,
out of reach – working on natural a highly successful fundraising
stabilization measures, such campaign spearheaded by
as living shorelines, that will local and state conservation
increase the lifespan of the island, organizations that support the
as well as increase diversity of goals of the South Carolina
habitat for shorebirds,” said Coastal Bird Conservation
Felicia Sanders, seabird and Program was undertaken to raise
shorebird biologist for SCDNR. the estimated amount of cost-
The award of the WRDA share funds needed to ensure
funds means that 100% of the restoration of Crab Bank. Funds
construction costs for Crab raised from that effort will go
Bank could be covered by the towards matching the $700,000
federal government. However, National Fish and Wildlife
many unknowns remain as to Foundation Coastal Resiliency
when those funds will be made Grant, announced in November.
available to the Charleston The grant will help stabilize Crab
District of the U.S. Army Corps of Bank, fund continued research,
Engineers and if they will be here protection and enhancement
in time for when the dredging of natural coastal habitats to
occurs in the areas next to Crab address shrinking populations
Bank. of coastal birds, and support
“Either way, excitement for programs to educate the public
coastal bird conservation in about coastal birds. To date,
South Carolina continues to approximately $1.2 million has
build, and as each day passes, been raised toward this effort.
it appears that Crab Bank Funds raised beyond those
restoration is becoming more of a needed to restore and stabilize
reality and less of a dream,” said Crab Bank provided by corporate
SCDNR Office of Environmental and other donations to the S.C.
Programs Director Lorianne Coastal Bird Conservation
Riggin. “If the WRDA funds arrive Program could be put toward
in time and cover the entire costs long-range goals of protecting
of construction, stabilization nesting and migrating birds along
options for Crab Bank such as the entire South Carolina Coast
building oyster reefs that were by increasing nesting success,
originally explored but left out building community awareness
of the original cost-share option and adding to biologist’s
due to increased, seemingly knowledge about nesting
unobtainable costs, could be behavior and reproductive
entertained again.” success.
January 4 Is l a nd E y e C a l e nda r February 2
ONGOING 360 Meeting St. WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library downtown, in North Charleston, or WHERE: Mount Pleasant Pier of “The Hate U Give” by Angie Artists perform a wide range of Firefly Distillery. Books are available
WHAT: Southbound: WHEN: 10-11 a.m. WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Thomas. Light refreshments styles including Swing, Salsa, Blues, for purchase on site from Buxton
Photographs of and about the MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes MORE INFO: Come play with MORE INFO: Steamed oysters, live provided. 843.883.3914. Brazilian, the American Songbook Books. For tickets visit WildDunes.
New South are designed for toddlers (18 months our games or bring your own. music by Joshua Jarman. Food and and more. For full lineup visit com or call 843.886.2218.
WHERE: Halsey Institute of – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, 843.883.3914. Saturday, Jan. 5 drinks available for sale. Buckets CharlestonJazz.com.
Contemporary Art or friend to play and explore in The of oysters from Charleston Bay Tuesday, Jan. 22
WHEN: Oct. 19 - March 2 Charleston Museum. With a focus Third Friday of the Month
WHAT: DIY Crafts (children)
Gourmet will be $10 each, and Saturday, Feb. 2
MORE INFO: An unprecedented on developing fine motor skills,
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library
WHEN: 10 a.m. Dave 'N' Dubs variety of hot dogs.
WHAT: Martha Graham Dance
Company
Friday, Jan. 25 WHAT: Save the Light Half
each program includes four craft WHAT: Homeschool History Sponsored by CCPRC, tickets $8 in
exhibition co-curated by Mark Days MORE INFO: Join Mrs. Grace to WHERE: Gaillard Center WHAT: Book Club Discussion: Marathon & 5K
Sloan, director and chief curator projects as well as finger paints, a make fun seasonal paper crafts. advance, $10 on-site, if available, WHEN: 7:30 p.m. The Death of Vishnu: A Novel WHERE: Folly Beach Pier
of the Halsey Institute of puppet stage, a sandbox, and more. WHERE: Charleston Museum, advance purchase recommended.
360 Meeting St. 843.883.3914. MORE INFO: Founded in 1926, WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
Contemporary Art, and Mark Long, $6 Members/$9 Non-Members. To Children age 3 and under are free. MGDC is known for being the WHEN: 1-2:30 p.m. MORE INFO: Save the Light, Inc.
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MORE INFO: A special program oldest American dance company MORE INFO: In collaboration partners with CCPRC for second
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SouthboundProject.org. WHAT: POE-etry Writers Group WHAT: STAR Therapy Dogs
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(children) For tickets visit GaillardCenter.org. selections from a major private the Folly Beach Pier. Half marathon
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WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle 
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun
poets to share and improve your
work. 843.883.3914.
MORE INFO: Read to a furry friend. Thursday, Jan. 24 with questions at 843.722.2706 x237 CharlestonCountyParks.com or call
and fast-paced game of American 843.883.3914. or rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org. 843.795.4386.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
MORE INFO: Come and share your Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. Tuesday, Jan. 4 WHAT: Charleston Jazz Festival
WHERE: throughout Charleston
stories. 843.883.3914. 843.883.3914. WHAT: Museum Month
Wednesday, Jan. 9 Saturday, Jan. 19 WHEN: Jan. 24-27, various times Sunday, Jan. 27 Wednesday, Jan. 8
  WHERE: Various locations WHAT: Charleston Restaurant MORE INFO: 5th Annual
Tuesdays WHAT: Jazz Night WHAT: Caldecotts Rock! Charleston Jazz Festival will feature WHAT: Wild Dunes Presents: A WHAT: Crabpot Players: The
WHEN: Jan. 1-30, various times Week (children)
WHERE: The Refuge, IOP MORE INFO: Pass grants access to jazz legends and emerging artists. Conversation with Mary Alice Savannah Sipping Society
WHAT: Toddler Storytime WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHERE: Locations throughout WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library local museums. Check individual Charleston Artists perform a wide range of Monroe WHERE: The Windjammer
MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio sites for scheduled hours of WHEN: 10:30 a.m. styles including Swing, Salsa, Blues, WHERE: Sweetgrass Pavilion WHEN: Jan. 8-10 & 14-17, curtain
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. hosts jazz every Thursday night. WHEN: Jan. 9-20, various times MORE INFO: Check out the
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, operation. 12 participating sites MORE INFO: Deals from Brazilian, the American Songbook WHEN: 2 p.m. at 7:30 p.m.
Traditional swing tunes, ballads including Aiken-Rhett House, The candidates for best picture book of and more. For full lineup visit MORE INFO: New York Times MORE INFO: Written by by Jessie
flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, and bossa novas. Singers & horn Charleston’s most renowned chefs. the year, and cast your vote for your
poetry and activities that encourage Charleston Museum, Edmondston- For a list of participating restaurants, CharlestonJazz.com. bestselling author Mary Alice Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie
players welcome. For info visit Alston House, Gibbes Museum of favorite. 843.883.3914. Monroe will welcome fellow writers Wooten. Directed by Jimmy Ward.
language skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) CharlestonJazz.com. menus and reservations visit
843.883.3914. Art and others. Adult tickets $25, CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com. WHAT: Charleston Jazz Festival Patti Callahan and Lisa Wingate. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12
children $10. Purchases can be made WHAT: Beach Lovers Book Club: WHERE: throughout Charleston Tickets are $40 each and include day of the show. Call 843.886.6218
Fridays in advance online, making these “The Hate U Give” (adult) WHEN: Jan. 24-27, various times meet-and-greet, book purchase for more information.
Wednesdays
WHAT: Board Game Afternoon passes a great holiday gift. Ticket Saturday, Jan. 12 WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
MORE INFO: 5th Annual and signing, silent auction, hors
WHAT: Toddler Days (family) purchases must be made in person Charleston Jazz Festival will feature d'oeuvres and refreshments, plus
WHERE: Charleston Museum, at a Charleston Visitor Center WHAT: Shuckin’ on the Cooper MORE INFO: Come for a discussion jazz legends and emerging artists. signature cocktails provided by
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
island eats
meals. Open 7 days a week. Delivery Pizza 450
Specializing in local and sustainable available. $ Sizable pizza joint serving hefty pies and
seafood. All Altantic Ocean sourced 882-8088 housemade ice cream, plus breakfast &
Seafood. $$-$$$ thecoopsi.com coffee. $$
886-FISH (3474) 2019 Middle St, Sullivan's Island 2213-B Middle St, Sullivan's Island
31 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms 450pizza.com
The Dinghy 843.789.4107
Beard Cat’s Laid back Key West Vibe, great food
Gelato made from locally sourced options, unique beers on tap, spacious Pizza Hut
ingredients, and coffee shop that sits side porch, and live music. $-$$ Now serving Isle of Palms in the Harris
below Obstinate Daughter. $ 242-8310 Teeter shopping center. Deliver right to
416-5020 dinghyiop.com your door or get carryout. $
beardcatsweetshop.com 8 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms 886-5759
2063 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island order.pizzahut.com
Dunleavy’s Pub 1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms
Ben & Jerry’s Set in a cabin like building, this Irish
Enjoy an array of ice cream flavors, from bar stages weekly live folk, country & Poe’s Tavern
Chocolate Therapy, to Peach Cobbler on acoustic music. $-$$ Famous for their gourmet burgers and
Isle of Palms’ Front Beach. $ 883-9646 chicken sandwiches, this Poe-inspired
886-6314 dunleavysonsullivans.com eatery also features great deals on fresh
benandjerrys.com 2213 Middle St., Sullivan's Island fish tacos. $$
your island hair salon 1009 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms 883-0083
High Thyme longislandcafesc.com
843-883-9101 The Boathouse A small island bistro, with a wide range 2210 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island
2205 Middle St, Sullivan's Island Fresh, local seafood, and phenomenal of dishes, from seafood, tapas on Tuesday,
sunset views from the upper deck on and a Sunday brunch. $$-$$$ Republic Ice Cream
Breach Inlet. $$-$$$ 883-3536 Local ice cream shop serving homemade
886.8000 highthymecuisine.com ice cream and local Charleston coffee. $
boathouserestaurants.com 2213 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island republicicecream.com
101 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms 2120 Middle St., Sullivans Island
Home Team BBQ
Cafe Paname Not limited to barbeque, this casual eatery Saltworks Dockside Deli
Family owned and operated coffee shop also serves salads, wraps, tacos, and Located inside the Isle of Palms Marina
serving locally roasted coffee. $$ quesadillas, Sunday Brunch. $$ Market, come enjoy breakfast, smoothies,
885-6303 883-3131 and sandwiches. $-$$
www.facebook.com/cafepanameiop teamteambbq.com 883-3355
1202 Palm Blvd., A, Isle of Palms 2209 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island saltworkscc.com
50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms
Chills 360 Mex1
Dallas based shop serving Thai inspired Hip eatery serving Mexican favorites, Seabiscuit Cafe
rolled ice cream. $ including tacos & tortas, with an island A bright, cozy cafe with nautical touches
242-8469 vibe. Live music, outdoor seating. $$ serving a simple menu of homestyle
www.chills360.com 882-8172 breakfast & lunch. $-$$
1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms mex1coastalcantina.com facebook.com/seabiscuitcafeiop
2205 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island 21 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms
Coconut Joe’s &
Island Joe’s Coffee Morgan Creek Grill Sullivan’s
Spectacular views of the Atlantic on the Relax with a front row seat on the Grab a casual dinner of fried flounder or
rooftop bar and live music every night Intracoastal Waterway while enjoying crab cakes in a cozy atmosphere as well
during the summer. $-$$. Island Joe’s fresh seafood and southern hospitality. $$ as lunch on the weekends. $$
next door featuring coffee and ice cream. 886-8980 883-3222
$ morgancreekgrill.com saltstation22.com
886-0046 8040 1st Ave, Isle of Palms 2019 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island
coconutjoes.biz
1120 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms The Obstinate Daughter Windjammer
Restaurant serving contemporary Lively spot with a bar menu, a deck
The Co-Op Southern cuisine, pizza & pasta in a overlooking the water, and beach volleyball
A gourmet deli specializing in breakfast rustic, coastal-inspired space. court out back.$-$$
and lunch sandwiches as well as local $$-$$$ 886-8596
coffee. Enjoy pantry staples including 416-5020 the-windjammer.com
beer and wine along with locally made theobstinatedaughter.com 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms
products and house made take and go 2063 Middle St,Sullivan’s Island

Bacco
off-island eats
388-3654 and deli sandwiches. $
Regional Italian restaurant featuring eggsupgrill.com 971-8830
fresh pastas, fior di latte mozzarella and 2664 Highway 17N, Mt. Pleasant facebook.com/notjustfranksatace
Neapolitan style pizzas from the wood 3008 N Highway 17, Mt Pleasant
burning oven. $$$ Ghost Monkey Nano Brewery
843.884.6969 Features a consistent rotation of locally Rusty Rudder
baccocharleston.com brewed beer made in Mount Pleasant. Easygoing hangout offering American
976 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant Taproom, live music, food. $$ eats such as BBQ, seafood & steak, plus a
843.352.3462 bar & outdoor seats. $$
Bistro Toulouse ghostmonkeybrewery.com 843.388.3177
Parisian-style nook serving seasonal, 522 Wando Ln, Mt Pleasant rustyruddermtp.com
regional French dishes with a modern 3563 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant
twist, plus global wines. $-$$ H&R Sweet Shop
216-3434 Famous redfish and rice, fried chicken, Sewee Restaurant
bistrotoulouse.com shrimp, bbq ribs. $ Southern-style seafood & other fried fare
1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant 843.884.2118 in a casual joint with checkered tables &
102 Royall Ave, Mt Pleasant homey decor. $$
Bon Banh Mi 843.928.3609
Southeast Asian Cuisine, Rice Bowls, Jack's Cosmic Dogs seeweerestaurantinc.com
Noodles, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Kitschy space-themed spot serving hot 4808 N Hwy 17, Awendaw
Vegetarian Options $ dogs topped with creative condiments,
388-7080 plus sides & ice cream. $ Stack’s Coastal Kitchen
banhbonmi.com 884-7677 Join us for lunch, where we offer fresh
1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant jackscosmicdogs.com soup, salads, and sandwiches. Enjoy
2805 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant dinner in a casual bistro-style setting, nice
Eggs Up Grill selection and outdoor seating. $$
Relaxed chain serving a menu of Not Just Franks 843.388.6968
breakfast, burgers & sandwiches in a Quick and tasty breakfast and lunch stand. stackscoastalkitchen.com
colorful setting. $-$$ Egg sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, grilled 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
January 4, 2019 13

Bolster your resolve at The Rec


BY MIMI WOOD
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

I
’ve exercised consistently for a half-mile walking loop! Who
nearly two-thirds of my life, knew??
five days a week, 30 minutes a Got an idea? The venerable
day. My routine can be described Norma Jean Page, Director, can
in two words: quick and dirty. The in all likelihood make it happen.
pricey, high-end gyms never held “Over the past 20 years, if someone
an attraction for me; I want to “git requests a class, we do our best to
‘er dun”, as efficiently as possible. try it,” Page states. (Although, she
Back in the day, I’d roll out of bed did nix the nude figure drawing
in the dark, throw on my running proposal.) “We’ve instituted
shoes, pound out 3 to 5 miles, and some very good programs from
be back and showered just as it suggestions.”
was getting light. When my joints Representing the encouraging and supportive staff at the IOP Rec, l-r: Norma To wit: Two conversational
told me my running days were Jean Page, Director, Katie Ferrell, Assistant Director, Holly Norton, Weston Smith, Spanish classes are starting
over, I joined the cheapest gym I Robert Asero and Aaron Sweet. Missing (because he was too busy working) is the in January. Pickle Ball is on
could find in close proximity to my incomparable Josh Key. the horizon. And, as a result of
home. PHOTO BY MIMI WOOD numerous requests, the gym
And then we moved to our little flew by. The equipment was great; to check out The Rec’s Cardio is open on Sundays, from 1-3
island paradise, and my faithful much better than the low-rent Room is going to sound insincere. p.m. for adults, and 3-5 p.m.
routine was up-ended. I couldn’t gyms I was accustomed to, and Honestly, truly, it’s awesome… for families. Come check out the
find my groove. Upon seeing the the entire facility was spotlessly and if you have made a resolution gorgeous new gym floor.
Cardio Room at The Rec I took clean. to exercise more this year, The bi-annual IOP Recreation
a hard pass; “No, thanks.” Too But the thing that really got there really isn’t a nicer, more Activity Guide is a quick and
claustrophobic; not going “off” me hooked was the sign-in sheet. convenient facility to do so, on or informative read, enumerating
to workout; too time consuming. Something about marking that off the island. all that The Rec has to offer.
So my “routine” became a series little box every day, watching my Beyond the cardio room, there’s Barre class and boot camp. Tae
of fits and starts with cycling, line of checks march across the a world of classes, literally from Kwon Do and table tennis. Even
walking, dance-walking and even page as the month progressed, A to Z: AKC Tricks Training to a library! So many options, so few
swimming in the ocean (THAT was kept me coming back. I can’t Zumba. The Bark Park, Camp excuses. It only takes 21 days to
a bust!) in my repertoire. explain it, but nine months later Summershine, adult and kids form a habit. Just stay away from
Just shy of my first year as an it’s still working. rec league team sports, are all “my” elliptical.
islander, I broke my ankle. Now The truth is, I’m hating divulging renowned throughout the islands. The Isle of Palms Recreation
I had a legitimate excuse for not this, because selfishly, I don’t But did you know The Rec offers Department is located at 24
exercising. Ankle healed, a year want to share my now beloved five different dog training classes? 28th Avenue. The Activity Guide
passed, and twenty pounds later, Cardio Room. There’s a comradery Everything from Kinderpuppy to is available online at iop.net/
at the end of my fitness rope, between the small group of hard- Dog Therapy Training. Dance and recreation, or pick up a hard copy
I showed up at The Rec, bad core regulars, but even at that, acting classes for kids, a knitting at The Rec, HarrisTeeter, The
attitude in tow, prepared to suffer most days I’m in there dripping group, Mah Jongg, FREE coffee Marina Market and other island
a miserable workout in the Cardio sweat and lip-syncing to my Spotify every morning…there’s even locations.
Room. playlist all by my lonesome. Which
Maybe it was the endorphins is just fine by me.
I’d been missing, but much to my Having now confessed,
amazement, the 30 minutes to encouraging my fellow islanders
which I’d committed absolutely

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Jan 4 6:39am/6:42pm 12:01am/12:44pm
Jan 5 7:21am/7:24pm 12:44am/1:27pm
Jan 6 8:01am/8:04pm 1:25am/2:07pm
Jan 7 8:39am/8:42pm 2:03am/2:46pm
Jan 8 9:16am/9:20pm 2:40am/3:22pm
Jan 9 9:52am/9:57pm 3:16am/3:58pm
Jan 10 10:27am/10:36pm 3:53am/4:35pm
Jan 11 11:04am/11:18pm 4:33am/5:13pm
Jan 12 11:44am 5:17am/5:55pm
Jan 13 12:04am/12:30pm 6:08am/6:42pm
Jan 14 12:57am/1:23pm 7:08am/7:34pm
Jan 15 1:55am/2:22pm 8:13am/8:31pm
Jan 16 2:56am/3:23pm 9:20am/9:30pm
Jan 17 3:57am/4:24pm 10:23am/10:28pm

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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