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

Reading hits
home run
SIES READING WITH THE
RIVERDOGS

BY MIMI WOOD
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

Band parents and advocates at the South Carolina State House to speak to the General Assembly.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CCSD

Wando Band wins


SIES Librarian Deborah Palmer Santos and 2nd grader
Genevieve Sturdy and new friend, Charlie, the RiverDogs mascot.
national advocacy awards
T
he Sullivan’s Island second graders were as BY SHERRY EPPELSHEIMER
composed as you’d expect seven-year-olds to FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
be, given the fact that Charlie, beloved mascot

W
of the Charleston RiverDogs, was in the house.
Charlie made a guest appearance at Sullivan’s ando High School’s Marching This first-year initiative by Music for
Island Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Band is known for winning All honors programs from around the
conjunction with a reading enrichment partnership awards for their performances nation in the areas of fundraising and
between the Charleston County School District on the field; they recently scored a sponsorship, recruitment and retention,
and the Lowcountry’s Class A, New York Yankees’ program-best sixth place finish in marketing and promotion, parent
affiliate, minor league baseball team, the Charleston the 2018 Bands of America Grand involvement, community engagement,
RiverDogs. Nationals. However, the students, staff, and decision-maker interaction. Wando
“Reading Around the Bases is a literacy program and community members that make won Gold Awards in the categories of
to increase reading,” explains Kris Bennett, up the Wando Band have also built a community service project (tie for first
community relations assistant for the RiverDogs. reputation for serving the community, place) and decision-maker interaction
“We target second-graders, because they are on the and that “performance” off the field has (first place).
cusp of becoming independent readers.” led to more awards. The Warriors picked up the Gold
SIES was an inaugural participant in the The Warriors learned this week they Award in the community service category
program, which began three years ago with 13 received two Advocacy in Action awards for their project, “School Supply Drive
from Music for All, a not-for-profit
SIES continues on page 9 national music education organization. Wando continues on page 8

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Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message


Dear Island Neighbors, music performing Irish music, and No Hands Magic will join us for
A variety of items for you this month… an interactive comedy/magic show. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. at the
RUNNING IN HIGH GEAR AND HEAVY GEAR gazebo. See you there!”
Those of you who ran in the Charlie Post Road Race last month, For more info visit bit.ly/2tkTDN3.
or who watched the runners, may have seen one participant who STORMWATER UPDATE
was definitely not dressed for speed. Our Fire Department’s Battalion Last Fall, the Charleston County Joint Legislative Delegation,
Chief Amanda Hawver ran the 5K in full firefighter protective gear: chaired by Representative Peter McCoy and co-chaired by our own
75 pounds worth! In spite of this extra load, she finished in a very Senator Chip Campsen, announced the formation of the “Countywide
respectable 43:41, proudly sporting an American flag as well. Intergovernmental Flood Prevention Taskforce Committee", chaired
Congratulations, Mandy, and thanks for representing the Town so by Senator Sandy Senn. The group’s mission statement is "to
well! promote cooperative effort amongst all governmental entities which
BUTTS ON THE BEACH have existing stormwater departments, right of ways, and heavy
Recently Council’s Land Use and Natural Resources Committee equipment so that existing ditches, drains, flood valves, retention
met to learn about the impact of cigarette butts, or more precisely, ponds, and the like can be kept in the best possible repair in order to
cigarette filters on the environment. Committee Chair Rita Langley minimize damage to residential homes and property."
shared a number of facts with us, for example: I am always suspicious of mission statements as being fine-
1. Cigarette filters are among the most frequently collected litter sounding aspirations that never quite convert to reality. However, this
items in the SC area. group seems to be bent on achieving its mission. The main objective
2. Even one cigarette filter in two gallons of water can be lethal to is to work together in solving discrete problems in discrete areas. The
small crustaceans (i.e. shrimp, krill, crab). group has no delusions about stopping sea level rise; it is concerned
3. Cigarette filters are found in dead fish, birds, sea turtles and with what can and should be done with existing infrastructure and
other marine animals. resources.
4. 90% of cigarette filters are non-biodegradable and can take from The group had an inaugural quarterly meeting in October and a
18 months to 10 years to decompose. second meeting last month, both of which were attended by Town
Obviously the above are ample reasons for wanting to keep cigarette Administrator Andy Benke and me. That second meeting was largely
filters out of the ocean and creeks, and off the beach, but how should given over to review of the stormwater needs that had been reported
we achieve that? The committee’s general recommendation for now to the group and the actions that had been taken. I was amazed at the
was to really step up our public outreach and education efforts to number of specific local reports that had been effectively addressed,
encourage folks to dispose of their cigarette butts responsibly. and others that had clearly identified obstacles to solutions. State,
That’s easier said than done, of course. If you have some ideas county, municipal and neighborhood entities are getting together to
about how to accomplish this, please email them to me at the address survey problem areas and try to figure the most effective ways to
at the end of this column. address them. You would be amazed at how specific some of the
PADDY IN THE PARK problems and solutions have been found to be, e.g., get the soccer
Our annual, family-oriented celebration of St. Patrick’s Day will be ball out of the culvert.
held a day early this year, on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-noon Here on the Island, the SC Department of Transportation continued
in Stith Park. The Town is happy to again sponsor this enjoyable and maintenance work on the stormwater collection infrastructure
entertaining event for leprechauns of all ages. during the last week of January 2019. The work included cleaning
Says Council Recreation Committee Chair Sarah Church, “Join us
for some family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day fun! We have Hungry Monk Mayor continues on page 3
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MEETING JANUARY 23 and The Island Connection

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M
ayor Jimmy Carroll enthusiastically welcomed before Council to do just that. Gillian Koerber relayed
the crowd to the first City Council meeting of several personal stories of coyote sightings and activity
2019 and was off to a positive and optimistic near her house in Wild Dunes, which she described
start with a heartfelt prayer followed by the pledge of as, “very, very scary.” She shared with Council some
allegiance. resources for recourse that she had discovered. Lynn Pierotti
The first order of business was to elect a Mayor Last up was Dr. Thomas Johnson, who expressed lynn@luckydognews.com
Pro Tem. Carol Rice, Randy Bell and Sandy Ferencz his numerous concerns about the Exchange Club’s publisher
were all nominated to be second in command, A show decision to build a public dock and the City’s decision
of hands confirmed Councilmember Rice, with five to support it financially stating, “I think using City Katy Calloway
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Moving right along, previous meetings minutes applied elsewhere for better purposes.”
were unanimously accepted without discussion. Standing committee reports began with a lengthy Jennifer Tuohy
Thirty minutes of citizen’s comments were report from Ways and Means. Committee Chair jennifer@luckydognews.com
introduced by resident Janet Rose. She is concerned Jimmy Ward stated that revenues are at 38% of the contributing editor
about flooding on her property that she believes is budget, expenses are at 35% and the fund balance
caused by the construction going on next door. is $22,258.00. Expenditures are at 42%, halfway Swan Richards
Rose and her neighbors have signed and submitted through the fiscal year. He then read into record, senior graphic designer

a petition to Doug Carr, who advised that they portions of the Treasurer’s report. Alejandro Ferreyros
submit a drainage plan. Rose has reached out to the There was a consideration of a budgeted cost graphic designer
Department of Transportation without success. She is of living adjustment (COLA) of 2.2% for all City
now looking to Council for resolution, recommending employees. Councilmember Ferencz proposed an Lori McGee 843-614-0901
that Council require a drainage plan from builders amendment to distribute the FY19 COLA amount to advertising executive

before new construction begins. employees falling below the living wage of $53,000 for Christian LeBlanc
Mayor Carroll responded with appreciation and Charleston County. According to quick calculations, christian@luckydognews.com
reminded Rose that there is no interaction between employees making above $53,000 annually would get social media
Council and citizens during citizen’s comments. zero increase and those working below would then get
Resident Dave Bruner was next up to the podium. roughly 4% increase. Councilmember Bell requested Gregg Bragg
He has concerns about renting regulations and that salaries of employees be made public. Several Mimi Wood
restrictions. Bruner would like to see IOP’s renting City employees are making over $80,000 per year and staff writers
regulations reflect the same standards as those of the the cost of living adjustment is equal, not equitable.
City of Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Councilmember Kinghorn took the discussion into •
Bob Miller thanked the Public Safety Committee the familiar direction of budget, payroll expenses and
for their responsiveness to the coyote challenge. The CONTRIBUTORS
IOP Coyote Control Coalition, who Miller represents, Council continues on page 15
is tasked with raising awareness and he appeared
SHERRY EPPELSHEIMER
Mayor continues from page 2 Andy Benke examined first hand a number of these KIMBERLY BORTS
locations. He is committed to finding solutions to NICOLE GARCIA
ditches, clearing driveway culverts, grading for some of the impediments to clearing the way for MARY CHAPMAN
slope improvement and removal of non-permitted these outfalls. Thank you, Senator Campsen! KIMBERLY KEELOR-PARKER
pipes. Much remains to be done, of course, but we In the meantime, residents with stormwater MIKE WALSH
are seeing movement in the right direction. drainage issues are encouraged to initiate an SC ERICA TAYLOR
To be literal, and possibly also littoral, the “right Department of Transportation maintenance work EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL
direction” in Island stormwater management is out order at their website bit.ly/SI-ROW.
back, into the marsh. We cannot discharge toward Please note that the dropdown for “Maintenance •
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Thanks for support

All of those on Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms who contributed


to Crab Bank Restoration were honored with a check presentation
to Coastal Conservation League on Thursday Jan. 24.
CCL Executive Director Laura Cantral and her staff were on
hand to receive a significant donation and thanked all those who
identified themselves as Barrier Island Friends of Crab Bank.
Fund raising is not over and all of us will want to assure that
what is done with Federal Grant money for DHEC and the Corps of
Engineers is not wasted for lack of a sustainability effort. The latter
will require essentially separate beach re-nourishment technology
to mine local sand to stabilize dredge material. Planting on Crab
Bank, dredging to prevent land bridging and open channels and
even building of observation sites that won’t adversely impact sea
and shorebirds, will require judicious spending of your donations.
This effort will allow new generations of sea and shore birds to
replenish the ever-decreasing numbers of these important living
balances in our ocean/estuary ecosystems. Donors will be proud
that there will be nesting, resting and roosting opportunities now
where not possible on our dog and human heavily impacted/beach
shore.

Barrier Island Friends of Crab Bank


Mary Alice Monroe, Mary Edna Fraser, Mary Pringle, Josephine Humphreys and
Rick Reed

____________________________________________________________

Better for birds

I commend Representative Peter McCoy for introducing the


South Carolina Energy Freedom Act. His bill will remove the state-
mandated cap that limits home solar projects, which can lower
energy bills for consumers, and help our state’s large businesses
that want to use more solar to save on their energy costs.
As Executive Director of Audubon South Carolina, this legislation
is also encouraging because expanding South Carolinians’ access
to solar energy can reduce air and water pollution, which is good for
birds, their habitat, and communities across our state.
I encourage other Representatives and Senators to act this
legislative session to advance a meaningful bill like Representative
McCoy’s. We need to ensure more consumers have the choice to
benefit from clearer, lower-cost solar energy. It’s a win-win for
people and birds.

Sharon Richardson
Executive Director, Audubon South Carolina

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Bishop Gadsden’s president steps down


F O L L O W I N G 3 3 Y E A R S O F S E R V I C E T R AW I C K R E T I R E S L AT E R T H I S Y E A R

BY KIMBERLY BORTS
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
fter more than 33 years for the Charleston area.
of dedication, love, and “Bill is a transformative
service, Bill Trawick has leader, and Bishop Gadsden
announced his intention to retire has benefited significantly
from Bishop Gadsden Episcopal from his more than 33 years as
Retirement Community. President/CEO. Bishop Gadsden
Trawick became CEO of is nationally recognized in senior
Bishop Gadsden in January living due to Bill’s exceptional
1986 and facilitated the planning vision and his commitment to
and fundraising for the new create and maintain a culture
community on James Island. of excellence,” states Margaret
Bishop Gadsden previously Blackmer, Chair of Bishop
served residents in various Gadsden’s Board of Trustees.
downtown locations since its Bill has committed to
founding in 1850. continuing as President/CEO
Under Trawick’s leadership, until a successor is selected
Bishop Gadsden has become and to ensuring a seamless
one of the nation’s leading senior transition.
living communities, known Founded in 1850, Bishop
for its handsome architecture, Gadsden is a nonprofit, life plan
innovative programming, Bishop Gadsden’s President and CEO C. William Trawick speaks with a resident. community serving more than 500
commitment to service, and PHOTO PROVIDED
residents in a variety of residential
philanthropic outreach.
and health care settings including
In his 33 years, the members. Bishop Gadsden is in Remaining true to its mission,
independent and assisted living,
community has expanded from the top 10% of nonprofit, single- Bishop Gadsden continually
skilled nursing, and memory
70 assisted living residences to site senior living communities focuses on its philanthropic
support/Alzheimer’s care.
a full continuum of care serving to achieve the highest level support of the greater community,
more than 500 residents and of accreditation and a Fitch receiving the 2018 Organization
employing more than 400 staff investment grade credit rating. Philanthropist of the Year Award
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Sullivan’s Island
Oyster Roast
B E N E F I T T I N G S U L L I VA N ’ S I S L A N D
FIRE AND RESCUE

Doggie Day
at The Rec
S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 9

PHOTOS BY PENNY LANIGAN


PHOTOS BY PENNY LANIGAN

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started reaching out to state
Wando continues from cover
senators and representatives in
for Lowcountry Orphan Relief.”
During the band’s camp in
August, the student leadership
team decided to create a school
2016 to ask that they consider
marching band count as a
physical education credit for
high school diplomas. Through
Hope Takes Flight
supply drive for the Lowcountry conversations with Senator C E L E B R AT I N G 3 0 Y E A R S O F H E A L I N G
Orphan Relief to benefit other Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw),
students in Charleston County. the Wando band community BY NICOLE GARCIA
For the entire week of band camp, learned there was a 2016 bill FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
students set up bins around the that passed in the State Senate

A
band field to collect supplies. that could award P.E. credit
Students collected supplies for band, but did not make it fter the death of a loved one, fun activities that allow them to
from their neighbors as well and through the State House of hope can sometimes seem explore and express their unique
solicited donations on Instagram Representatives. Over the course hard to find. Fortunately, feelings and experiences. As they
and Twitter. By the end of the of the next two years, advocates since 1989 Lowcountry children share their stories of loss, they
week, the bins were filled with worked with lawmakers to revive and youth have had Shannon’s connect with peers who “get it.”
hundreds of notebooks, glue, the bill. With help and support Hope Camp, the nation’s third Since 1989, Shannon’s Hope
pencils, pens, backpacks, school from South Carolina Band oldest bereavement camp for Camp has been held nearly 60
kids. times serving more than 800
clothing, monetary donations, Directors’ Association President
On Saturday, Mar. 2 from children by engaging 1,100
and other supplies for LOR. Leah Corde and Vice President 4-7 p.m., Hope Takes Flight will volunteers in more than 20,000
The students and parent Joe Gulledge, the bill was signed celebrate 30 years of learning, hours of service.
volunteers sorted and delivered into law on May 18, 2018. connecting, and healing for
the bins of supplies to the LOR The Bands of Wando are under Bridges for End-of-Life, a
grieving children. This late
the next week, enabling the the direction of Bobby Lambert, afternoon event, taking place Charleston-based 501(c)3
organization to provide much- Lanie Radecke, and Jeff Handel. at The Citadel Beach Club on nonprofit organization, has been
needed items for children the in Michael Gray is the Program Isle of Palms, features hors serving Lowcountry families since
area. Band members explained Coordinator for the Wando d'oeuvres, drinks, camp-themed its inception in 1980 as Hospice
they were thrilled to give back Marching Band. The Bands of activities and a short program of Charleston. The organization
to the community that has Wando continue to thank the highlighting the remarkable envisions a culture that
supported them. community for their support, impact of this transformative acknowledges death, inspiring
“With all the community has along with the Charleston weekend of grief support. each person to live fully and,
done for the Wando bands, it just County School District, the Town Shannon’s Hope Camp was when the time comes, experience
felt right to give back a little,” of Mount Pleasant, its Harmony started in honor of Shannon dying well. Bridges pursues
stated Austin Setser, a senior at Sponsors, the Bands of Wando Heisler, a teenage boy facing a
this vision by advocating for
Wando High School. Foundation, parents, and terminal cancer diagnosis who
worried about how his friends advanced care planning, training
Wando’s honor in the decision- alumni. For more information healthcare professionals and
maker interaction category visit WandoBands.org. would cope after his death. In
the relaxing ocean-front setting family caregivers, and providing
came from “March to P.E. in
of Camp St. Christopher on grief support to children and
South Carolina.” Sponsors
Seabrook Island, campers draw, their support networks. For more
and parents of the band,
color, journal, fly kites and information, visit BridgesSC.org.
including Dr. Don Johnson,
engage in therapeutic as well as

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While teaching 2nd grade in
SIES continues from cover
North Charleston, Santos noticed
schools. Grown to 23 schools a void in library science. Attending
since its inception, “We now have an educational conference, she
the majority of the second grades heard a librarian state, ”If you
in the CCSD participating,” says like to teach reading, you may
Bennett. want to consider becoming a
Each student receives a packet librarian.” That cinched it; she
at the kickoff of the 10-week went back to school and obtained
program, containing, among her masters in Library Science,
other items, a scorecard and and has been at SIES ever since.
a tracking sheet. Reading 100 In addition to the annual
pages gets you to first base; 500 Summer Reading program
is a home run. The top 25 scorers at SIES, Santos created two
from each school are honored innovative literacy programs. “I
at “The Joe” during the annual had to think of ways to engage
Education Day game, this year the boys. The girls will go along
held on May 28. with anything,” she grins.
SIES second-grader Genevieve The result: “Reading Rivalry”
Sturdy loves to read. When happens every autumn, a
pressed to name her favorite crescendo to the annual
book, she responds thoughtfully, Clemson vs. UofSC football
“That’s a hard one,” adding, game. Competition for prizes is
“right now I’m reading the ‘Game fierce; one year a football signed
Warden’ series. It’s about people The entirety of SIES second grade pose with Charlie, as Reading Around the Bases by Dabo Swinney was donated
who protect animals.” gets off to a rousing start. as the Clemson prize. “I had to
PHOTOS BY MIMI WOOD
“I don’t think I’ll win,” she scramble to get one signed by
continues, “there’s tons of the Gamecocks’ coach!” recalls
kids reading.” However, SIES not? Who doesn’t enjoy a good have it in digital form as well Santos. Turns out a benevolent
librarian, Deborah Palmer picture book?” as hardback,” which enabled friend bought one online, so both
Santos, disagrees. “Genevieve Joining Bennett and Charlie her to project the illustrations sides had equal incentive to read.
is a great reader!” she exclaims, from the RiverDogs was Jeremy onto a screen for the students, “We’re just about to launch
elaborating that Genevieve, Schrank, who read “Brothers at as Charlie pantomimed what ‘March Reading Madness’,” our
like the majority of the SIES Bat,” by Audrey Vernick. The Schrank was reading. other annual literary competition,
second-graders, is “transitioning young audience was enraptured Obviously a bibliophile, Santos held in conjunction with the
to chapter books, from picture by this true story of the Acerra reads mostly professional and collegiate March Madness
books. Most of the kids are in Brothers, who, with 16 siblings “kid stuff” during the school year. basketball tournament. “The
chapter books at this point, but, in all, fielded a semi-pro baseball “I get so engrossed in a book I kids make it fun. They’re great
I have 4th and 5th graders who team in Long Branch, NJ from can’t put it down. I’ll read ‘til 4 readers!” Santos concludes.
still check out a picture book 1938 until 1952. Santos selected a.m., which doesn’t really work
every once in a while. And why the book not just for its baseball when I have to get up for school
theme, but also because, “We around 6.”
New hire at Cummings
Wealth Management
BY MARY CHAPMAN
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

M
atthew P. Whipple,
CFP®, MBA, has joined
Cummings Wealth
Management Group in Mt
Pleasant. The Cummings Wealth
Management Group 401(k)
division currently serves 36
companies as financial advisors
to their 401(k) retirement
plan. As Director of Participant
Services, Whipple proactively
engages with well over 1000
participants through enrollment
meetings, participant reviews,
conducting onsite and WebEx
educational sessions focusing Matthew Whipple. PHOTO PROVIDED
on financial health and assisting
with rollovers. He also works with been providing financial guidance
HR teams and plan sponsors to for 18 years. He is a College of
deliver superior service to meet Charleston Alumnus achieving
the needs of all participants an MBA with a concentration in
in each 401(k) plan with a no Finance. In addition to guiding
participant left behind attitude. clients on important financial
Whether a 401(k) participant is matters, Whipple enjoys getting
approaching retirement or making involved in the community and
their very first 401(k) contribution, playing tennis through the United
Whipple has the capabilities, States Tennis Association.
resources, experience, education, Cummings Wealth Management
and compassion to provide Group was founded in 1990 by
quality financial guidance and Bobby Cummings CFP®, AIF®,
perspective at all phases in life. CFBS, CLTC, and currently serves
Whipple graduated from approximately 200 high net
Western Michigan University worth families and businesses
with a B.S in Finance. He is a managing almost $200 million
Certified Financial Planner™ in assets. More information at
professional since 2004 and has CummingsWealth.com.
February 15, 2019 11

Climate change focus of $5.7 million alliance


N I E H S - F U N D E D U N I V E R S I T Y C O L L A B O R AT I O N A I M E D AT D I S C O V E R I N G
I M PA C T S T O D R I V E P R E V E N T I O N

BY KIMBERLY KEELOR-PARKER
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
he first multi-academic institution center in South Carolina coastal waters and can cause infections through the consumption
to study the effects of ocean health-related illness and the of raw/undercooked shellfish and wound infections;
interactions from climate change is initializing its operations. • Contaminants such as microplastics in coastal waters resulting
Funded by a $5.7 million grant from the National Institute of from trash and tire decomposition;
Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), more than 20 researchers • Pharmaceutical and personal care product contamination from
from five colleges and universities are beginning their work aimed at discharges into sewer systems.
better protecting human health through the new Center for Oceans The Center’s main purpose will be to assess the effects of illness
and Human Health and Climate Change Interactions. and disease related to ocean health, to then use the information to
The University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, The develop forecasts that prevent human exposure to these stressors,
Citadel, Baylor University, and the University of Maryland Center for and other prevention strategies. In particular, the scientists aim to
Environmental Science were awarded the NIEHS grant in the fall of look at climate change-related factors that may enhance the presence
2018 for the center that is headquartered at the University of South of disease-causing Vibrio bacteria and harmful algal blooms, and
Carolina’s (USC) Arnold School of Public Health, in Columbia. their production of toxins that are harmful to fish, marine mammals
The Center will be led by Geoffrey I. Scott, clinical professor and and humans.
chair in the USC Department of Environmental Health Sciences. The “Elevated levels of dangerous Vibrio bacteria and harmful algal
Center’s deputy director is Paul A. Sandifer, director of the Center blooms toxins can adversely affect human health by increasing human
for Coastal Environmental and Human Health at the College of exposure in drinking water, seafood and in surface waters used for
Charleston. Scott and Sandifer will work with a team of scientists who recreation,” said Scott. “By establishing predictive water quality and
are faculty leaders at all five institutions. Additionally, researchers environmental variables, we can develop models and early warning
and environmental public health practitioners from the National forecasts to alert the public, prevent exposure and thus better protect
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey, ecosystem and human health.”
the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference, and the Lowcountry The scientists will work on different portions of the research
Alliance for Model Communities will participate. simultaneously to maximize the results more efficiently. The USC team
The intersection of climate change and urbanization is nowhere more will assess impacts of increased exposure to climate stressors (rising
apparent than in the coastal zone, as increasing global temperatures, temperatures and changing salinities) on associated diseases and
sea level rise, and coastal flooding meet growing population centers illness, such as Vibrio bacteria in seafood and wound infections, and
and economic hubs in coastal communities in South Carolina, the on harmful algal bloom toxin effects non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
United States and the world. This data will be used to better identify vulnerable populations and
Common coastal ecosystem problems include: help tailor community-engagement activities for these susceptible
• Increased frequencies and severities of harmful algal blooms; communities.
• Antibiotic resistance in disease-causing microbes that live in “With coastal populations ever-increasing, the need for science to
focus its attention towards mitigating and preventing the potential
impacts of climate change on the health of its most-vulnerable
citizens, has never been greater,” said Darin Zimmerman, Ph.D.,
dean and Traubert Chair for the Swain Family School of Science and
Mathematics at The Citadel. “Tackling the complex problems that
exist at the nexus of the climate-ocean-health environment…requires
the kind of collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of experts that will
compose this Center.“
Co-investigators at USC include Sean Norman, Alan Decho,
Jamie Lead, Saurabh Chatterjee, Shuo Xiao, Dwayne Porter (USC
Environmental Health Sciences), Bo Cai (USC Epidemiology and
Biostatistics), Daniela Friedman (USC Health Promotion, Education,
and Behavior), and John Ferry, Tim Shaw, Susan Richardson (USC
Chemistry). Drs. Bryan Brooks, Thad Scott, and Scott James of
Baylor University will lead the research on Harmful Algal Blooms. Dr.
John Weinstein of the Department of Biology at the Citadel will lead
the research on the environmental health effects of microplastics. Dr.
Heath Kelsey of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental
Science will be part of the Center focused on community engagement,
facilitating communication amongst the researchers and communities.
12 February 15, 2019

HAPPENINGS AT THE REC….  843.886.8294 iop.net


ACTING WORKSHOP playing
improve games to help students get Front Beach Fest 
ready for their performance of “Hamlet” Saturday, March 9
on March 14. 12–4 p.m. 
Front Beach, Isle of Palms 
Live music, local restaurants, craft vendors and children’s activities.

Youth Basketball Leagues


9/10 Youth Basketball League

TINY TENNIS participants working


on their tennis game. The next session
of tennis will be held in April.

KEENAGERS
Charleston Caroling Company providing
a Valentine sing-a-long for the February
luncheon.
Next meeting Wednesday, 11/14 Youth Basketball League
March 6 at noon.

Keenagers dancing and singing along. Show up you


might just win a prize for joining us!
February 15, 2019 13
OPINION-EDITORIAL

BGCC receives special donation


BY MIKE WALSH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

B
attery Gadsden Cultural to. He insisted that Carol and
Center recently received a her brother drive him to the
very special contribution, post office. Certainly he would
because it was in honor of a very find someone there who could
special individual. Carol and Ed answer his questions. Arriving at
Willingham of Raleigh, N.C., gave the Sullivan’s Island post office
a generous donation to honor the he approached the first person
memory of Carol’s late father, coming out of the building, not
Charlie Connor, who spent part of exactly an old timer, but a good
his time in the Army during World choice because Connor had just
War II stationed at Fort Moultrie. introduced himself to former
While his time on Sullivan’s Sullivan’s Island mayor, Marshall
Island was brief compared to his Stith. Yes, Marshall could answer
postings in the Pacific Theater, Charlie’s questions. According
it was long enough for Charlie to to his daughter, Charlie enjoyed
fall in love with the Lowcountry of that conversation with Marshall
South Carolina. more than he had enjoyed his
Charlie Connor was born in 92nd birthday party the night
Shelby, N.C., and spent most of before.
his life before and after the war I recently spent a delightful
in our neighboring state to the afternoon with Carol Willingham
north. His nickname was “Hot”, learning more about the man
though whether that was for his in whose honor the donation
scoring ability on the basketball had been made. I learned that
court or his dashing good looks, Charlie’s favorite response when
no one is quite sure. asked how he was doing was,
Charlie enlisted in the Army in “First rate, and I hope you are,
1942 and served in the Philippines too!” I learned that in his nineties
and Japan. In fact, Charlie was Charlie had mastered the use of
aboard one of the small ships his iPhone and iPad, which he
arrayed around the battleship used to share photos and videos of
USS Missouri on September 2nd, his beloved family. Charlie loved
1945, when the surrender was oysters, chocolate, the beach,
signed ending the war. churning (and eating) homemade
Following his military service, ice cream, tending azaleas and
Charlie had a long career with roses, feeding leftover food to
the Metropolitan Life Insurance the birds and squirrels in his
Company. Married for 62 years, back yard, and, more recently,
Charlie and his wife, Lucy, raised Davidson basketball.
a family that included three Charles William “Charlie”
children and eventually nine Connor, at 95 years of age, died
grandchildren and two great- peacefully in his sleep on Nov.
grandchildren. 13, 2017.
The Willinghams have a second Charles William “Charlie” Connor. It is truly a privilege for Battery
home on the Isle of Palms, where PHOTO PROVIDED Gadsden Cultural Center to
Charlie Connor visited often, receive this donation in honor of
allowing him to return to the to go exploring Sullivan’s Island wider than he remembered. Who Charlie Connor, a member of the
Lowcountry he had come to love trying to locate exactly where he could possibly fill in the blanks “Greatest Generation”.
while at Fort Moultrie. On one had spent his time stationed here: and help Charlie reconcile what
Mike Walsh is the current Board
trip down for his 92nd birthday the gun emplacements. Where he was seeing with what he
President of the Battery Gadsden
celebration, Charlie got the itch were the gun emplacements? remembered. Surely there must
Cultural Center.
The island seemed so much be an “old timer” he could talk

www.islandeyenews.com
14 February 15, 2019

Shared Future Project addresses inequality


C C S D TA K E S H A R D L O O K AT E D U C AT I O N S Y S T E M

BY ERICA TAYLOR
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

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hat might our education and intensive process like that of this being the way we do things, side after a while,” said Early
system and our making a basket. The sweetgrass and we don’t understand that College High School Sophomore
community look like must be processed before it is our system has some flaws,” Kyra Freeman. “I hope people
in 2035? For the past four pliable enough to produce useful Brown said. “Through this, I hope take the results we are bringing
months, a 30-member team from products. we create reaction (and cause to them, and they use it to better
across Charleston County came Reconstruction: The need to action), and people will want to our schools, our community, our
together as part of the Shared reconstruct a system that was do things differently and make kids and, our teachers.”
Future project to co-create a set designed not to benefit all. decisions that to impact our Burke junior Anthony Brown
of four scenarios to answer that Techtowne: Technology drives children now and impact our city has hope for the next steps of the
question. the future. – because we are Charleston.” process. “I want the community
This diverse group bridges The scenarios are not Eric Thome, Director of to get involved. I don’t want this to
race, sectors, geography, politics, predictions, nor are they a vision, Venture South Charleston, also die off. I want this to keep going, so
age, and roles. This Charleston proposal, or plan. However, they participated in the process. He someone can solve this solution,”
Shared Future team took into are plausible - the events and hopes the scenarios will change Brown said. “Not as minorities,
account previous studies, like actions in the scenarios make the dialogue and how people but as one Charleston. Because
the Clemson Study on Diversity logical sense and could take think and talk about the future we are all Charlestonians, we are
and Inclusion, Post and Courier’s place. of education in Charleston. all South Carolinians.”
“Minimally Adequate” series, The They are challenging as they “We know we have a segregated Academic Magnet High School
Avery Institute’s Racial Disparity offer a chance to notice blind school district and we know we Junior Sully Gholson was
Study, the 1998 Harvard Study spots and may present ideas or have failing schools,” Thome impressed to see such a diverse
on Charleston’s Education insights not considered before. said. “Yet we don’t change. So group come together and put
System, the recent Charleston They are relevant - they take we have to understand that this aside differences. “It also helped
County School District’s (CCSD) into account what is happening is a system that is failing our me realize that there are students
strategic plan, and other relevant and has happened in Charleston community. It is not a failed out there that do not have the
data and experiences. County. system. It is a system working same opportunities as I do,” said
After several months of work, Finally, they are clear - each exactly as designed.” Gholson. “There are inequities
the scenarios were shared with scenario incorporates critical Local businessman and team in our district that need to be
educators, CCSD parents and certainties - things known about member Craig Ascue, a local solved. But with this group, I
community members at the 2035, and then uncertainties paint and body shop owner, truly believe we can make that
CCSD Board of Trustees meeting - things that could change over also acknowledged that the local happen.”
on Jan. 28. The meeting was that period and cause different education system is broken. What happens next belongs
held in the Burke High School things to happen in each “What we found was that it to the community. While CCSD
auditorium to accommodate the scenario, which is what makes was set up for certain people to represents a key part of the
number of attendees. the four scenarios distinctive and be successful and what we found education system, Charleston
The scenarios present four clear. was a lot of people ended up not County, its people and its
different stories about what the One of the participants, being successful,” said Ascue. organizations are as critical to
future of education might look Vanessa Brown, Principal of “I hope the results will be that this effort as the school district is
like in 2035 in Charleston County Baptist Hill Middle High School, more people are intuned to what and will help decide and facilitate
and some possible paths to get to said she hopes that this creates a the Charleston County School next steps.
those endpoints. sense of urgency in the Charleston system looks like.”
Additional information on
In summary, they include: community to examine the CCSD Three high school students
1835: A fixed point in time, system and make drastic system were also included in this Shared Charleston Shared Future can
with no movement forward changes and process. Future process. “I hope this is be found at CCSDSchools.com/
Sweetgrass Basket: A slow “We have become so used to not something thrown to the about_us/shared_future_project.
February 15, 2019 15
tennis courts was approved, with The motion passed with dissenting online at IOP.net/iop-city-council-
Council continues from page 3
two dissenting votes, by Ferencz votes from Councilmembers highlights-january-).
tax increases, reminding Council and Kinghorn. Ferencz and Smith. The City is working on a list of
of the exorbitant cost of overtime The next item was consideration The final item from Ways and three preferred arborists that it
pay for employees and the need of a $21,000 contract for Applied Means was a motion to approve a will make available to residents, to
to reduce the number of City Technology and Management, contract to Carolina Professional avoid “shady” tree work.
meetings, expressing his opinion Inc. to include the assessment, Builders, LLC in the amount of The Public Works Committee
that raising property tax is not the development, scope of work and $137,375 to replace the roof, meeting saw Carol Rice elected
sole answer. “There are a plethora construction oversight for the install new electronic bay doors as chair and Susan Hill Smith
of alternative revenues, user fees, marina bulkhead coating and and reconfigure the office space at as vice chair. Work is complete
other registration fees, that the repainting project. the Public Works Workshop. The on the Phase II Drainage at
people that are using the services The contract was approved, with motion passed with two dissenting Palm Blvd., 50th and 51st. Total
can help pay for,” said Kinghorn. two dissenting votes, by Ferencz votes from Councilmembers project completion is anticipated
Councilmember Moye offered and Kinghorn. Ferencz and Kinghorn. in February. Rice reminded
his two-cents, “That major budget A contract was awarded The Public Safety Committee Council that this project has been
reform is necessary.” Moye believes to Motorola for a budgeted report from Councilmember underway since 2012.
that the COLA increase is a key expenditure of $247,644.75 to Buckhannon recapped the Various ditch and drainage
issue, considering the percentage replace 27 portable radios and 25 coyote issues, parking and traffic issues continue to be assessed. The
of the budget that salaries make mobile car radios for the Police concerns, and an update of committee discussed concentrated
up. He will continue to vote for Department. Councilmembers Bell the Waterway Blvd. Multi-use drainage issues in relation to
the COLA increase for all eligible and Kinghorn took the opportunity Path Improvement Project with septic and the need for an island-
employees, urging Council to to question fiscal responsibility Charleston County. The Lowvelo wide sewer system. A joint meeting
remain true to its word with in regards to the management of bike ride, a countywide event to with IOP Water and Sewer was
respect to employee expectations. the police force. The motion was raise money for MUSC’s Hollings proposed after their master plan is
His concern is that if Council withdrawn until more information Cancer Center, was approved completed. Rice indicated this may
reneges on the pay increase, they about ordering through Charleston unanimously as a City-sponsored be an opportunity for a special
are apt to adversely affect employee County could be obtained. event. The riders will be rolling task force, as this may eventually
morale and could possibly lose key Two companies, Hill through IOP on Nov. 2. IOP will become a health issue for island
employees in the fallout. Moye Construction and Trident support the event by providing an residents. Councilmember
believes that the 2.2% increase Construction, were considered officer at the intersection of the IOP Kinghorn added that the Public
needs to be for all employees, not for Phase 1 of the Public Safety connector and Palm Blvd. between Works Committee unanimously
just those who do not make a Building remediation. The first 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. supported the position, that the
livable wage. phase will provide a detailed scope The Lowvelo request brought Island support 100% resident
The vote on Councilmember of work, it is not a contract for the to Council’s attention a need connection to the sewer system.
Ferencz’s amendment failed, with actual repairs. Trident’s bid was for policy on approving future On behalf of the Personnel
only Ferencz and Bell in favor. The approximately $100,000 less than event requests. The Public Safety Committee, Councilmember
original motion of a 2.2% COLA for Hill’s. Committee will be addressing Ferencz reported that The Mercer
all employees then passed. The contract for $95,267 was ideas for protocol in the future. Group has received resumes for
The next order of business awarded to Trident Construction by Wrapping up the second hour the City Administrator and the
awarded a contract of $29,437 a vote of six to two, Councilmembers of the meeting, the Real Property Chief of Police positions, but not
to Talbot Tennis to resurface the Ward and Kinghorn opposed. Committee report was moved up for the Assistant Public Works
tennis courts at the Rec Center, an There was significant discussion on the agenda. Councilmember Director.
expenditure paid for with tourism about raising parking fees at Bell reported that the Marina’s Seventy-one strong resumes have
funds. Councilmember Bell municipal parking lots and Ocean underground storage tank project been received for the Chief of Police
proposed that rather then move Blvd.’s on-street parking. Kinghorn has begun. Updates on the Marina position and interviews should
forward with this award, Council proposed that Council revert to a docks rehabilitation project be underway by mid-February.
request a plan from the Recreation daily rate cost structure instead of included a presentation by Applied Interim City Administrator
Committee that prioritizes increasing the hourly fee, citing the Technology and Management, Fragoso was evaluated at the end
improvements for the residents need for more staff time to enforce Inc.’s Kirby Marshall on the three- of December and received “meets”
before they start spending the hourly rate model as a drain on phase approach that mimics the or “exceeds expectations” remarks
money for the other surrounding finances. Councilmember Smith existing marina and upgrades it to in every area of evaluation.
communities. felt strongly that the hourly rate be ADA compliant. Three concepts Councilmembers independently
Councilmember Kinghorn stated continue at a cost of $2.00/hour were proposed at a cost of $2.8 praised her performance during
that he will oppose this and other in the lots, $1.50/hour for street million for concepts one and three, the two 2018 storm events.
award items, until budget reform spots, with the option of a daily $2.9 million for concept two. Following the committee reports,
can occur. rate of $12.00 in the municipal The next stage in the process Mayor Carroll rolled through
Councilmember Smith pointed lots. The sentiment shifted to the is to prepare permit applications, the rest of the agenda. Four first
out the popularity of the tennis need to consider revenue as well as which may take a year or more. readings of new ordinances were
courts and the need for resurfacing. controlling costs. The permits do not restrict project approved unanimously and the
Councilmember Rice stated, “I A motion was made to approve design and are valid for five years readings waived, and the meeting
think it’s only responsible to the daily rate of $10.00, $12.00 from date of issue. Concept two was abruptly concluded after a
maintain our properties… This is on weekends and holidays, passed with only one dissenting lengthy two hours and 50 minutes.
budgeted, and is close to $40,000 between Mar.1 and Oct. 31 in the vote from Mayor Carroll. Details of The next meeting of the Isle of
under what has been budgeted.” municipal lot, and increase the on- the project will continue to evolve. Palms City Council will be held on
The contract to resurface the street parking fee to $2.00/hour. (All three concepts can be seen Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
February 15 Is l a nd E y e C a l e nda r March 2
ONGOING WHEN: 10-11 a.m. MORE INFO: Come play with our games MORE INFO: Catered food & drinks, WHAT: Beach Lovers Book Club: The author of Bach, The Learned Musician. make empanadas ahead of time and pop WHAT: Home Team BBQ Rock
WHAT: Southbound: MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes or bring your own. 843.883.3914. silent auction, and dancing fun with Indigo Girl (adults) European wine and delicacies included. in the oven for easy entertaining. Marilyn the Block 2019
Photographs of and about the are designed for toddlers (18 months entertainer Ronnie Johnson. Tickets WHERE: Poe Branch Library Tickets are $25 adults, $10 students at Markel, Spice and Tea Exchange manager WHERE: Home Team BBQ Downtown
New South – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, Third Friday of the Month are $50 per person, $80 per couple. For WHEN: 10:30 a.m. CharlestonBachSociety.org. and recipe contributor to the Island WHEN: 11 a.m.-6 pm.
WHERE: Halsey Institute of or friend to play and explore in The tickets or sponsor opportunities contact MORE INFO: Come for a discussion of Eye News, will demonstrate empanada MORE INFO: Benefitting Hogs for the
Charleston Museum. With a focus WHAT: Homeschool History stellamariswomen@yahoo.com. The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd. Light WHAT: Wine, Women & Shoes assembly at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Cause, free admittance for live music
Contemporary Art
on developing fine motor skills, each Days refreshments provided. 843.883.3914. WHERE: Hotel Bennett Visit Facebook.com/TSTECharleston for & family fun. Donations appreciated at
WHEN: Oct. 19 - March 2
program includes four craft projects WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 WHEN: 6-9:30 p.m. details. entrance. Food & Drink available for
MORE INFO: An unprecedented
exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, Meeting St. Friday, Feb. 15-17 WHAT: How to be a Purple MORE INFO: Florence Crittenton purchase. VIP tickets $95 per person,
a sandbox, and more. $6 Members/$9 WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Martin Landlord Programs of SC annual fundraiser, VIP kid tickets $25 per person. Visit
director and chief curator of the Halsey
Institute of Contemporary Art, and Non-Members. To register visit MORE INFO: A special program for WHAT: Southeastern Wildlife
Expo WHERE: Poe Branch Library presented by Morgan Stanley. Event Saturday, Feb. 23 HomeTeamBQ.com for details.
CharlestonMuseum.org. home schooling families. These programs WHEN: 10:30 a.m. features wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres,
Mark Long, professor of political science, WHERE: Various locations throughout WHAT: Bird Jam: A benefit for
feature one of our field trip classes, a MORE INFO: In conjunction with fashion show, designer shopping,
both of whom are on the faculty of the
College of Charleston. For info visit Thursdays
chance to go through the Museum, and Charleston
WHEN: 9 a.m.- evening Southeastern Wildlife Expo, join Isle of auction and raffles. For tickets visit
Crab Bank
WHERE: Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
Tuesday, Feb. 26
an activity. Free with paid admission. To Palm’s Mary Pringle and Audubon South WineWomenAndShoes.com.
SouthboundProject.org. WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights MORE INFO: SEWE is a 3-day showcase WHEN: 6 p.m. WHAT: POE-etry Writers Group
register visit CharlestonMuseum.org. Carolina’s Jennifer McCarthey Tyrrell
(adults) of everything wildlife and nature. It brings MORE INFO: A diverse selection of (adults)
Mondays together people of all ages, men and for an informative workshop on how WHAT: H.L. Hunley: yesterday, original music from near and far in WHERE: Poe Branch Library
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library, 1921
WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  I’on Avenue. Friday, Feb. 15 women, sportsmen and conservationists, to set up and maintain a Purple Martin
Colony. Purple Martins nest exclusively
Today & Tomorrow a family friendly outdoor, listening WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
artists and artisans, fans and families. WHERE: Stella Maris Parish Hall room environment. Good music, good MORE INFO: Gather with fellow
WHERE: Poe Branch Library WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m. WHAT: Fashion For Feathers in manmade structures, and they’re in
Through an incredible lineup of events WHEN: 6 p.m. grub, good people. Rain or shine. Event poets to share and improve your work.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and WHERE: Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. decline and need your help. Space is
– from fine art exhibits, conservation MORE INFO: Battery Gadsden Cultural proceeds will benefit the Crab Bank 843.883.3914.
MORE INFO: Come and share your fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg.  WHEN: 12-2 p.m. limited. Visit Audubon.org/onlineactions
education, sporting demonstrations and Center hosts Frank Johnson, Programs renourishment project. For details visit
stories. 843.883.3914. Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914. MORE INFO: Audubon South Carolina’s to register. 843.883.3914.
parties, SEWE invites us all to explore and Outreach Manager for Friends of the AwendawGreen.com.
 
Tuesdays WHAT: Jazz Night
inaugural fashion show luncheon at our “wild” side and pay tribute to our Hunley, presenting discoveries about the Friday, Mar. 1-2
SEWE. Celebrate the beauty of birds and H.L. Hunley’s design and clues that have
WHAT: Toddler Storytime
WHERE: The Refuge, IOP take in a runway of trendsetting looks
naturally beautiful world. For event info
and tickets visit SEWE.com.
Thursday, Feb. 21 been pieced together in the effort to solve
WHAT: Soul of the Lowcountry
4th Annual Oyster Roast
WHAT: Book Sale
WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. from Beckett Boutique, Brackish Bowties, the mystery of its sinking. Event is free WHERE: Otranto Road Regional Branch
WHERE: Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts WHAT: BACHANALIA WHERE: Sunlean, 3211 Eenjy Lane, Johns
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Croghan's Jewel Box, M. Dumas and Sons and open to the public. For details visit Library, 2261 Otranto Rd.
WHERE: The Library Society of Island
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books,
jazz every Thursday night.Traditional
swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas.
and IBU, while enjoying fine wine and Saturday, Feb. 16 Charleston, 164 King St. BatteryGadsden.com. WHEN: 1-4 p.m.
WHEN: Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sat. 9
a.m.-4 p.m.
flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry delicious food prepared by “Top Chef ” WHEN: 7 p.m.
Singers & horn players welcome. For info WHAT: Folding Birds (family) MORE INFO: Proceeds from this event MORE INFO: Charleston Friends of
alum Michael Sichel. Tickets $125/person,
and activities that encourage language
skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914.
visit CharlestonJazz.com. $1,000/Table of 8. Visit SCAudubon.org WHERE: Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: The Bach Society of
Charleston and the Library Society
Friday, Feb. 22 and the silent auction support Soul of the
Lowcountry, the education and outreach
the Library March Book Sale. prices
for details. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for
Fridays MORE INFO: Learn to turn a square of Charleston present an evening of WHAT: Easy Empanadas program of Lowcountry Land Trust. hardback books, children’s books start
Wednesdays piece of paper into a variety of birds with music and romance featuring Baroque WHERE: Spice & Tea Exchange of Tickets are $40, kids 12 and under are at $0.50. All proceeds raised at the book
WHAT: Board Game Afternoon WHAT: Valentine Fete and chamber music, a lecture by Pulitzer Charleston free. Visit LowcountryLandTrust.org or
WHAT: Toddler Days (family) Silent Auction the Japanese art of origami. All ages. sale go directly to the Charleston County
WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 843.883.3914. Prize-nominated Harvard University WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. call 843.410.0677. Public Library System. For info visit
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHERE: Stella Maris Catholic Church professor, Christoph Wolff who is the MORE INFO: Learn how easy it is to
Meeting St. WHEN: 2-4 p.m. WHEN: 7:30-11 p.m. CharlestonLibraryFriends.org.
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
island eats
meals. Open 7 days a week. Delivery Pizza 450
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Dunleavy’s Pub 1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms
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Home Team BBQ
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Chills 360 Mex1
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242-8469 vibe. Live music, outdoor seating. $$ serving a simple menu of homestyle
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Coconut Joe’s &
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rooftop bar and live music every night Intracoastal Waterway while enjoying crab cakes in a cozy atmosphere as well
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off-island eats
388-3654 and deli sandwiches. $
Regional Italian restaurant featuring eggsupgrill.com 971-8830
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Neapolitan style pizzas from the wood 3008 N Highway 17, Mt Pleasant
burning oven. $$$ Ghost Monkey Nano Brewery
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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
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Noodles, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Kitschy space-themed spot serving hot 4808 N Hwy 17, Awendaw
Vegetarian Options $ dogs topped with creative condiments,
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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. $$
Relaxed chain serving a menu of Not Just Franks 843.388.6968
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colorful setting. $-$$ Egg sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, grilled 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
February 15, 2019 19
FINANCIAL FOCUS
Review your fixed-income strategy as
interest rates rise
BY EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

W
hen interest rates rise, the value yielding ones. As is the case with all your
of your fixed-income investments, investments, however, you must evaluate
such as bonds, will typically fall. whether a bond ladder and the securities
If this happens, how should you respond? held within it are consistent with your
First of all, it’s important to understand objectives, risk tolerance and financial
this inverse correlation between interest circumstances.
rates and bond prices. Essentially, when You can build a bond ladder with
interest rates rise, investors won’t pay individual bonds, but you might find
you full price for your bonds because they it easier, and perhaps more affordable,
can purchase newly issued ones that pay to own bond-based mutual funds and
higher rates. So, if you sell your bonds exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest
before they mature, you could lose some of in bonds. Many bond funds and ETFs own
the principal value. a portfolio of bonds of various maturities,
You may be seeing a price drop among so they’re already diversified.
your bonds right now, because interest Building a bond ladder can help you
rates generally rose in 2018 and may navigate the rising-rate environment.
continue to do so in 2019. While you might But you also have another incentive to
not like this decline, you don’t necessarily continue investing in bonds, bond funds
have to take any action, particularly if you’re planning to hold these or ETFs, namely, they can help diversify a stock-heavy portfolio. If
bonds until maturity. Of course, you do have to consider credit risk, you only owned stocks, your investment statements would probably
the chance that a portion of the principal and interest will not be fluctuate greatly. It’s no secret that the stock market can go on some
paid back to investors, but unless the bond issuers default, which is wild rides. But even in the face of escalating interest rates, bond
usually unlikely, particularly with investment-grade bonds, you can prices generally don’t exhibit the same sharp swings as stocks, so
expect to receive the same regular interest payments you always did, owning an appropriate percentage of bonds based on your personal
no matter where rates move. circumstances can help add some stability to your investment mix.
Holding some of your bonds, particularly your longer-term ones, As an investor, you do need to be aware of rising interest rates, but
until they mature may prove useful during a period of rising interest as we’ve seen, they certainly don’t mean that you should lose your
rates. Although long-term bond prices, (the amount you could get interest in bonds as a valuable part of your investment strategy.
if you were to sell these bonds), tend to fall more significantly than
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local
short-term bond prices, the actual income that longer-term bonds
provide may still be higher, because longer-term bonds typically pay Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Dimi Matouchev is a local financial
higher interest rates than shorter-term ones. advisor with Edward Jones, located at 1517-C Palm Boulevard,
To preserve this income and still take advantage of rising interest Isle of Palms. For more information, call 843.886.9229 or visit
rates, you may want to construct a “bond ladder” consisting of short-, edwardjones.com.
intermediate- and longer-term bonds. Because a ladder contains
bonds with staggered maturity dates, some are maturing and can be
reinvested, and in a rising-rate environment such as we’re currently
experiencing, you would be replacing maturing bonds with higher-

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Feb 15 3:26am/3:57pm 9:56am/10:03pm
Feb 16 4:33am/5:01pm 10:58am/11:05pm
Feb 17 5:35am/6:01pm 11:54am
Feb 18 6:33am/6:58pm 12:03am/12:47pm
Feb 19 7:27am/7:52pm 12:58am/1:38pm
Feb 20 8:18am/8:45pm 1:52am/2:27pm
Feb 21 9:08am/9:37pm 2:45am/3:15pm
Feb 22 9:57am/10:29pm 3:37am/4:02pm
Feb 23 10:46am/11:22pm 4:30am/4:51pm
Feb 24 11:36am 5:25am/5:41pm
Feb 25 12:17am/12:28pm 6:22am/6:34pm
Feb 26 1:15am/1:24pm 7:21am/7:31pm
Feb 27 2:14am/2:22pm 8:22am/8:30pm
Feb 28 3:14am/3:21pm 9:21am/9:30pm

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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