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Bobcats demand equal rights on Kiawah


By Kristin Hackler

F
or years, bobcats have been recognized as an unofficial mascot for Kiawah
Island thanks to the ongoing efforts of Town Biologist Jim Jordan, the
Kiawah Conservancy, and the environmentally conscious residents of the
island. Because of these efforts, not only have bobcat habitats been sustained
throughout the island, a GPS-collar tracking system has also been developed
which allows researchers to keep track of the bobcats’ movements and areas
of preference, as well as potential den locations. Because of the amount of
understory growth along the edges of developed properties and golf courses,
prey species have also been readily available, so it came as quite a surprise
when Jordan received a certified letter in the mail with a list of very specific
demands from an organization known only as Wildlife In Seabrook and Kiawah
for Reasonable Sustainability, or WISKRS.
According to the letter, which was written on the back of a Night Heron
Park activity list in what could only be guessed as a solution of mud and water,
the bobcats of Kiawah Island feel that they are due much more than the meager
food, water, shelter and space provided on the island.
“On reading your recent article in the local newspaper,” the letter read,
referencing Jim Jordan’s article on bobcats in the March 18 edition of the Island
Connection, “we have come to the conclusion that we, the resident bobcats, are
of great value to Kiawah and Seabrook and should be treated as such.”
The letter went on to list demands such as a daily quota of fat marsh rats
released in certain areas at certain times, a higher percentage on the taking of
deer fawns (“We were under the impression we were harvesting at least 75%
before reading otherwise,” the letter stated), a guarantee on the conservation of
particular “land areas of interest”, defined times of “non-observation” for their
own privacy, and 45 tickets to the upcoming Bobcat Ball, as well as a Guest-of-
Honor presence at future balls.
The letter was signed “Robert Chat, Director of WISKRS” with an address
listed simply as “The sunny spot near the south east end of Captain Sam’s Spit.”
On visiting the location, Jordan, as well as several representatives from the Kiawah and Seabrook
Islands communities, were able to meet with Chat to discuss the terms and conditions of WISKRS’ list
of demands, and negotiations concluded with the sharing of a bowl of peace cream.
“We aren’t asking for a lot, just our fair share considering the amount of tourism we’re driving to the
island,” stated Chat. When asked how he learned to read, write
and speak in English, Chat simply replied that there are a
lot of things people don’t know about cats. “Have
you really ever read anything by T. S. Eliot?” he
asked with an inflection which could only be
interpreted as “catty”.
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!!
If you would like real information on Kiawah’s
amazing population of bobcats, please visit www.
wildlifeatkiawah.com.

I n s id e t h e I sl a nd Con nection. . .

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2 April 1, 2011

Seabrook Town Council – March 22, 2011


Financials compared to $132,104.93 last year-to- island schoolhouse built in the mid-1800s, visitors to a Reception Area located inside
Mayor Bill Holtz made it a point to date, and expenditures are $71,056.56; was formerly a part of Rosebank Farms Seabrook Island Real Estate. There, guests
note that this might be the last month $11,118.12 less than budgeted. Revenues and contains several items of historic would be given three options for touring
that revenues exceed expenditures for a over expenditures are $9,434.35 more than memorabilia. Reed stated that he believes the island: view properties for sale with a
bit, as the Town will be spending some budgeted, coming in at $61,006.67 for the Stringfellow will make arrangements realtor, go on a guided tour with a realtor
Accomodations Tax (ATAX) money and current year-to-date. “This will change as for moving the structure, and that the who would serve simply as a tour guide, or
some reserves on upcoming events and we spend some funds on public relations Seabrook Island Natural History Group go on a self-guided tour on an electric cart
increasing the visibility of the town. Total and advertising,” the Mayor reiterated, (SINHG) has shown a willingness to provided by a local electric cart company.
revenues for the two months ending on “but it’s time to use those funds and get provide volunteers to maintain it. For the self-guided tour, visitors would
February 28, 2011, are $132,063.23, things cooking around here.” “It looks to be in pretty good shape and it’s leave a copy of their license and fill out a
Before moving into the rest of the certainly of historical significance to us,” registration form, and would be given a
meeting, Mayor Holtz was happy to said Reed. vehicle for a certain length of time along
The Island acknowledge a few familiar faces in the
audience, including the former head
While Mayor Holtz was quick to
note that no decisions on acquiring the
with a map of the island.
“We’re still working on it, but in general,
of the Planning Commission, Wayne structure would be made during the it’s been approved by other parties,” said
Connection Hockersmith and his wife, Ann, as well
as former Town Mayor and former Town
meeting, he did want to briefly discuss
their options. “This is a legacy decision,”
Ahearn.
In addition to the options for visitors,
Councilman, John Dubois. “We’re glad to Holtz pointed out. “Whatever we do Ahearn has also received Club approval to
Lynn Pierotti see the town in such good hands,” smiled with this, it needs to be done carefully, in provide one day amenity passes to realtors
publisher Mr. Hockersmith. writing and legally.” He also noted that, so that they can show potential home
lynn@luckydognews.com as the Town only has three staff members, buyers around to the Lake House and
Government Relations the responsibility of running the museum Island Club, as well as take them to lunch
Kristin Hackler
managing editor Councilman Sam Reed gave a brief could not fall on their shoulders. On the or dinner at the Pelican’s Nest. The realtors
kristin@luckydognews.com update on the roads consultant, Maurice plus side, however, the Town would not would pay with their credit cards and any
Washington, noting that the Kiawah only be preserving a piece of island history realtor can apply for a pass.
Swan Richards Island Community Association (KICA) – the museum would also attract visitors
senior graphic designer has taken the lead on the project, although to the town. Advertising Seabrook
swan@luckydognews.com the Town of Seabrook Island is supporting Council discussed potential locations Ahearn has also been working with
them in their endeavors. Washington will for the Museum, such as the back of the the Visibility Committee to determine
Lori Dalton be providing updates to the inter-island Town Hall parking lot which would not the best approaches to advertising
sales manager steering committee on a monthly basis. only provide parking, but also keep the Seabrook Island both regionally and
lori@luckydognews.com In the meantime, he has been meeting historic building available to the public, nationally. The Committee has decided
with Johns Island residents to discuss how and near Bohicket Marina. By the end on two approaches for the present time:
Blake Bunch to “make the roads safer and the least of the discussion, however, all Council advertising in the June issue of Southwest’s
reporter inflight magazine, and online advertising
disruptive way to do it.” members agreed that having the museum
blake@luckydognews.com
In terms of the state legislature, Reed would be good for the community. through PGA.com and Time.com.
noted that he will continue to keep an eye Councilman Reed will continue to look “We’ll hit the PGA website pretty
on the Point-of-Sale Assessment legislation into the issue. heavily during the week of the PGA and
Contributors currently under discussion, as a decision the week or two afterward,” said Ahearn,
Farmers’ Almanac on the issue will ultimately affect the Making Seabrook more guest-accessible “and our ad with Time.com will spread
Stephanie Braswell income of the town. Councilman Terry Ahearn reported on the through various online publications.”
Captain James Ghi last Visibility Committee meeting, stating “All of this is being done as a ‘dip your
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Finding a home for the Johns Island that the topic of their last meeting was foot in the water’ kind of thing,” said the
Elizabeth Grantham
Johns Island Presbyterian Museum how to make the island more accessible to Mayor. “It’s not a landslide of advertising,
Dr. Paul Roberts It was recently brought to Councilman people who want to learn about it while we’re just seeing what works and what
Sea Island Habitat Reed’s attention that Johns Islander Betty keeping Seabrook private and secure. One doesn’t and what kind of response we’ll
Russ Warren Stringfellow would like to donate the idea, which has since been approved by the get, then we’ll evaluate for next year.”
Johns Island Museum to the Town of Property Owners Association (POA) and
Seabrook Island. The Museum, a restored partially by the Club, would be to send SI Council continued on page 3

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Commission had not officially voted on everything as planned,” said Hall.
SI Council continued from page 2 Approving the 2011 Governor’s Cup it yet and they would have to wait until
annual Billfish Tournament they were in possession of the approved First reading of Ordinance 2011-
Online video for Seabrook in the works Council unanimously approved a final draft before voting on it in Council. 03: An ordinance to transfer authority
As head of the website committee, temporary permit for Bohicket Marina Administrator Pierce stated that the for conducting municipal elections to the
Councilman Jerry Cummin reported that during the dates of May 10 through the commission should be voting on it during board of elections and voter registration of
they have been discussing the addition 15 for the annual Governor’s Cup annual their upcoming meeting, and it would be Charleston County.
of a video to the town website with web Billfish Tournament. put into the form of an ordinance for the Due to the fact that the chair of the
designers, Obviouslee Marketing, and next meeting of the Council in April. Election Commission, Gene Corrigan, is
have made a deposit of $5,000. There is Bike path upgrades and adjusting the leaving Seabrook Island, and the fact that
currently no schedule for filming, but audit agreement Who’s in charge of the Seabrook Utility almost all of the elections on Seabrook
the committee will be making note of Town Administrator Randy Pierce stated Commission? Island are handled by Charleston County
upcoming events around the island which that engineers are currently working Joe Hall of the Utility Commission was except for the elections only dealing with
could be included in the production. on plans for the bike path on the right happy to report that they have also hired municipal appointments, the Council
hand side of Seabrook Island Road as Glaser Duncan as their auditor so as to unanimously approved the transfer of
Visitors’ Bureau visits the island one approaches the main gate. Most of make the auditing process easier for both conducting municipal elections to the
On March 23, Seabrook hosted the it is pretty simple, said Pierce, but they parties. While he had nothing to report board of elections and voter registration of
Charleston Visitors’ Bureau at the Island are still waiting to finalize what kind concerning the Utility Commission itself, Charleston County. The only difference
Club for their monthly meeting. The of barriers will be used to replace the Hall took a moment to explain how will be that the Town will be required to
meeting was held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the white, reflector-topped stantions along the daily operations of the Commission pay the poll workers for a full day’s shift
Atlantic Room, with a reception in the the causeway. Peirce noted that they are are handled. “You’d be surprised by the during municipal elections. Poll workers
Carolina Room. Councilman Cummin currently looking at using railing similar amount of paperwork between ourselves are typically compensated $120 - $60 for
thanked the Club for their generosity in to what Kiawah used on the back side of and DHEC,” said Hall. According to training and $60 for working on Election
allowing the CVB to use the room free the bike path, “Not the bulky ones,” he Hall, DHEC issues permits on water, Day.
of charge, and providing food and drink pointed out. However, they are currently waste water, deep wells, spray fields
at-cost. “This is an excellent opportunity waiting on a liabilities investigation – pretty much every aspect of water
for the Town, as there is a wide variety from the engineers. In terms of when which the Utility Commission handles
of professions represented on the CVB the project will begin, Peirce stated that on the island. As part of the permits,
board,” said Cummin. The Council later they’ll probably wait until right after the hundreds of samples are taken during the
approved $1200 out of the general fund Seabrook Island Run on April 23 to begin treatment process once a month and are
unanimously to pay for the Town’s share the project. either handled in-house or sent to a lab,
of the CVB reception. Secondly, in terms of the recent depending on what aspect of the sample
Steve Carroll, owner of Red’s Ice House in agreement the Town made with public needs to be analyzed. On top of that,
Bohicket Marina, agreed, stating that the accounting firm Glaser Duncan, Peirce inspectors come to the facilities once a
CVB is a great organization, and as he was stated that the previously approved year and go over all of the monthly reports
the only restaurateur to take the inaugural expenditure for a three year contract was to check for accuracy, as well as reviews all
Southwest Airline flight to Houston, Red’s incorrect and that the agreement with maintenance records, lab data, calibration
on Seabrook was featured by the CVB Glaser Duncan had been for $10,000 of instruments, etc. “Every year there are
following the event. the first two years and at an amount not dozens of people visiting, watching and Council celebrated Mayor Holtz and Councilman
to exceed $11,500 the final year. Peirce inspecting us to make sure we’re doing Jerry Cummin’s birthdays following the meeting.
Getting ready for the Big Shake reminded the Council that this firm was
Councilman Rob Savin reported that still far less expensive than other bidding
the Town will be proceeding with an companies, and has done an excellent
earthquake drill scheduled for April 28 for job so far. Council approved the revised
the southeastern United States. There will contract unanimously.
be a ten minute period, said Savin, where
people would be aware of the earthquake Signs at Bohicket Marina
drill and would go over what they would Red’s Ice House owner Steve Carroll
do in the real situation. The island CERT asked about the issue of signage at
(Community Emergency Response Team) Bohicket Marina, a topic which was
will review their procedures and end with recently discussed during a town Planning
a disaster recovery meeting at Red’s Ice Commission meeting. Carroll stated that
House. Savin also noted that an artificial changes need to be made in the existing
Code Red will go out before the drill ordinance so that Marina businesses can
begins, which is scheduled to start at “gain more exposure and it doesn’t just
10:30 a.m. He suggested that the Council look like a dark hole back there.” While
go over their responsibilities and review Carroll was under the impression that the
what they would be required to do in Planning Commission had approved the
an earthquake. “We have some surprises final draft of changes to the ordinance,
planned, too,” said Savin. the Council informed him that the

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In Requiem
CSO to perform Brahms’ Requiem
for Maestro David Stahl
provided by the Charleston Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

O
n Saturday, April 16, the the memorial service last November for
Charleston Symphony Chorus Maestro Stahl at the Dock Street Theater.
and Orchestra will celebrate “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever
the life and accomplishments of their had to do,” said Taylor, “but there was so
longtime conductor, Maestro David much love for David in the air, that carried
Stahl, by performing the glorious Brahms’ me through.”
Requiem. The tribute concert, presented The concert will be sung in German, as
by BMW and the Charleston Symphony Brahms and Stahl both would have wanted.
Chorus, also features voices from the Ein Deutsches Requiem is notable for the
College of Charleston Concert Choir, messages Brahms chose. Taylor explains,
members of the Taylor Festival Choir and “The intent of this Requiem is to first bless
other accomplished artists from across the the souls of those who mourn, and certainly
Southeast. to bless the souls of those who have left us,
“We are pleased to announce the two but it is also very much about a community Maestro David Stahl.
soloists for the performance - Saundra coming together to celebrate the great
DeAthos, a highly acclaimed feature works and accomplishments that live on.
soprano with the San Francisco Opera, and This work is so appropriate to recognize all
David Templeton, a renowned baritone David did for his Symphony, as well as for
soloist and opera singer who, fortunately our City, the Arts in general, and for our
for South Carolina, calls Charleston his Chorus, too.” The CSO just announced
home,” said Eric Wetherington, co-chair of their 2011-12 season with some really
the Artistic Committee for the Charleston innovative elements, including challenging
Symphony Chorus. works featuring the Chorus.
Dr. Robert Taylor will conduct 200 Brahms’ Requiem will be performed
musicians and these two extraordinary by the Charleston Symphony Chorus and
soloists for this musical celebration. Orchestra at 8 p.m. at the Memminger
Dr. Taylor began preparing choruses Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street, in
for Maestro Stahl in 1998 when Taylor downtown Charleston. Tickets are $35, $25;
first joined the faculty at the College of $15, and $15 for students, and are available
Charleston. He considered Stahl a mentor, at www.CharlestonSymphonyChorus.org,
fellow classical music zealot and dear Gaillard Box Office (cash only), and At
friend. Also an accomplished tenor soloist, the Door (subject to availability). For more
Taylor was invited by the family to sing at information, call 670-4335 Saundra DeAthos.
David Templeton.
April 1, 2011 5

Chez Fish? I’d chez so!


Chez Fish reopens on John Island
By Kristin Hackler

C
hef Rene Constantin, a veteran chef Julienned Vegetables.
with 45 years of experience under Chef Constantin was the original chef
his belt, was born in a small French for Chez Fish when they first opened in
village called Nax in the canton of Valais, 2003 and stayed on until 2006. When
Switzerland. As of 2009, the population of he heard that the restaurant had closed
this little town situated 4,000 feet above in 2008, he began the long and arduous
sea level in the Swiss Alps was close to Before one even walks into the new ostentatious about it,” he smiled.
process of purchasing the restaurant and restaurant, they’ll notice the changes. The
460. According to Constantin, the pure renovating it from top to bottom, inside Along with the restaurant’s much-
melted snow which flows from the town’s little outdoor patio is surrounded by a in-demand favorites, other menu items
and out. There were days, he said, when fresh kitchen herb garden which Chef will
majestic peaks feeds the Rhone, Rhine he would fall asleep in the back room late will include Curried Shrimp & Scallop
and Po rivers in France, Germany and use for most of his dishes, and a low table Medley with Sweet Pickled Cucumber
at night and begin working again the next at the front door will offer fresh flowers for
Italy, respectively. On leaving his remote morning at first light. The result, however, and Sour Cream; Linguini Casino with
mountain village to make his fortune in sale. Once inside, a wide display case to Shrimp, Scallops and Mussels in a White
is a perfect combination of produce stand, the left will showcase the various catches
America, Constantin already spoke seven fresh fish market and an international fine Wine Sauce; Bone-In Pork Chop with a
languages fluently, and understood the of the day both for sale and as specials on light Caramelized Onion BBQ Sauce
dining restaurant. the menu. Local products such as Gullah
cuisine of those countries even more. and served with Mashed Potatoes and
When Constantin first decided to reopen Gourmet crackers and mixes will also be Julienned Vegetables; and a Crab Cake
But this article isn’t about him; in fact, Chez Fish, he called on an old friend to
he insisted on it. This is about the much- available for purchase, and the cozy bar Sandwich with Spicy Remoulade Sauce
help him with providing fresh fish and featuring fine wine and beer selections for lunch.
anticipated return of his restaurant, Chez produce for both the market and to supply
Fish, on Betsy Kerrison Road. invites visitors to sit and have a drink before Not drawing from any one particular
the restaurant. Richard Tolbert, a fisherman settling down at their table. The main
Closed since 2008, island residents on Johns Island for more than 25 years as country for its culinary influence, Chez
dining room has been repainted in cheery Fish offers a wide variety of selections made
have continued to call the little restaurant well as an organic farmer with a regular tones of red and blue with sunshine-yellow
throughout the years, asking if they plan tent in the downtown Farmers’ Market, with only the freshest local ingredients.
walls bedecked with paintings by artists
to open again one day and if so, would leapt at the chance to return to Chez Fish. Cathy Myers and Fred Jamar for sale.
they still be serving the Tomato Basil He is currently stocking the restaurant with The kitchen is somewhat split between To view a video of the new Chez Fish,
Crab Bisque? fresh catches daily, as well as early spring two sides of the restaurant, with the main visit www.KiawahTV.com.
“We definitely have the Tomato produce. While it will be a few weeks before prep area in the back and a full kitchen Chez Fish officially reopened on Tuesday,
Basil Crab Bisque on the menu,” smiled heartier vegetables such as carrots, spring behind a waist-high wall and glass in the March 22, and will be open for lunch and
restaurant manager, Connie Stogsdill, onions, beets and turnips start coming in, main dining room. While diners will be dinner seven days a week. The restaurant
pointing out that several local favorites the restaurant currently has fresh arugula for able to watch as Chef Constantin works opens at 11 a.m., and the last dinner order
will be returning with the restaurant’s sale and will make announcements as new his culinary magic, he’s quick to point out will be taken at 10 p.m. Brunch will be
reopening, such as Constantin’s famous vegetables become available. that he won’t be wearing the typical chef’s served Saturdays and Sundays, and mimosas
She Crab Soup and Pecan Encrusted “This way I know the fish and the coat and blousy patterned pants. will be available. For more information, call
Black Grouper over Rice Pilaf topped produce are as fresh as they can be,” said “Cooking is an art, I don’t need to be Chez Fish at 768-8901.
with Beurre Blanc Sauce and served with Chef Constantin.
6 April 1, 2011

Cars in the Park cruises into Kiawah


By Russ Warren

T
he shine of chrome, the smell of and could reap major revenue for hotels,
leather, and the roar of the engine: restaurants, and property owners who
all of these things and more await might want to rent their houses.
guests at the fourth annual Cars in the Park The show itself is and always will be
this Saturday, April 16. non-profit. However, the committee wants
Hosted by the Kiawah Island to adopt a local charity to be the beneficiary
Community Association (KICA), the of proceeds from the event over the years as
annual Cars in the Park event will take the event grows.
place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kiawah’s For vehicle lovers, cars are like people
Night Heron Park. The proud owners of with distinct personalities that should
approximately 80 beautiful, antique, exotic be admired rather than locked away in a
and special interest cars will have their garage. KICA’s Cars in the Park Committee
vehicles on display for visitors’ viewing hopes you share this view and encourages
pleasure. you to invite fellow car enthusiasts, bring
For some, beautifully restored old your family, and come to Night Heron
cars are nostalgic, like catching a fleeting Park on April 16 to share their passion!
memory of your Uncle Harold’s 53 Buick Friends, family and pets from all around
or recognizing the car in which you stole Charleston County are welcome to attend
your first kiss. For others, old cars represent this complimentary public event. Those
true works of rolling art, like the still- unfamiliar with Kiawah Island can get
current lines of a 1966 Corvette, a 1976 Visitors check out the cars on display during the 2010 Cars in the Park event. directions to Night Heron Park and a
Porsche, or a rare Rolls Royce woody with a small group of car lovers and only The ultimate goal of Cars in the Park guest pass at the main security entrance on
wagon. The technically-minded can enjoy about 20 cars were featured. This year, the is to lay the groundwork for a Concours Kiawah Island Parkway. Visitors wishing to
both the elegant simplicity of the Model event will feature 80 show-quality vehicles, d’Elegance show much like those at make a day of the event may bring a picnic
A Ford’s 4-cylinder engine, as well as the a “People’s Choice” award, and perhaps Hilton Head, Amelia Island and Pebble or purchase lunch from the park.
space-age technology of a $250,000 Ford the most significant addition, a Baker Beach. Two years ago, Cars in the Park
GT. For all, this event is an opportunity Complete information about the 2011 show
Collection. Tommy Baker, owner of Baker Committee members along with the help of can be found at www.kica.us/carsinthepark.
to share a beautiful day with friends, talk Motors, has agreed to provide his collection private contributors, the Town of Kiawah
with car owners about the history of their htm, as well as pictures of past entries. Cars in
of six completely restored automobiles, Island and KICA, hired the curator of the the Park Committee members include KICA
vehicle, and enjoy the Lowcountry-grown including a Jaguar XKE, Mercedes 280SL, BMW Museum in Greenville to complete
blues music of local favorite Shrimp City members Bill Blizard, Keller Staubes, Russ
and 1954 Cadillac convertible. Once again a feasibility study of hosting one of these Warren and John Wilson, as well as KICA
Slim. this year, a “Victory Lap” of all of the shows. He concluded that the event could staff members Dave Hawkins, Kay Narmour
This year celebrates the fourth year for entrants through the main roads of Kiawah easily be cost effective, bring additional and Jessica Richardson.
Cars in the Park. The 2008 event began will begin at 2 p.m. national and global attention to the island,

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April 1, 2011 7

The Beached Dog bellies up to the Bohicket Marina


By Kristin Hackler

“W
hen we take our dogs to The best part of their day, she said, was cut, as well as through ear cleaning and quick shutter speed allows him to capture
the beach, they love to run when they were able to come home and nail clipping. beautiful and sometimes hilarious facial
around and when it’s time spend time with their dogs. “Some grooming places will run all of expressions that are often too quick for
to leave, they just lay down on the sand; After talking with a relative who lives their dogs through at once, giving them all the normal eye, and the settings allow the
they don’t want to go,” smiled Heather in the Charleston area, the Heaths were a bath and then making them wait until pups to truly be themselves during the
Heath as she described why she and her encouraged to come down for a visit. all of the dogs are done before shoot. All of the dogs who have their photo
husband, Neil, decided on the unique Within a month, they were moving on to the next taken will also be displayed on the wall at
name for their new pet grooming and making plans to move to step,” said the front entrance to The Beached Dog; a
photography shop at Bohicket Marina. the islands. Neil. “Our wall which is sure to fill up quickly.
“They just lay on the beach like a beached For the first met hod While the Heaths haven’t determined
whale.” And that happy, contented feeling year, Neil worked allows dogs all of the items that they will make
is exactly what Heather and Neil are in a veterinarian’s to be ready available in the retail section of their shop,
hoping to encourage in island dogs with office while studying in less time, Heather asserts that their primary focus
their new store. Animal Science. The usually in an is on eco-friendly and local products. In
“When we moved here [to Seabrook following year, Neil hour or two, and fact, they are currently in the process of
Island] two years ago, the first thing we worked for an award- more importantly talking to a local man who makes leashes
noticed was that there were no pet services winning grooming reduces the out of unused boat line, and hope to
nearby,” said Heather, and with that in shop in Mount unnecessary stress offer products by CycleDog, a company
mind, Heather and Neil began taking Pleasant and it was there he of kenneling them which makes pet products from recycled
steps toward opening their own shop on discovered his true niche for all day.” bike tires. In the end, however, they’ll be
the islands. the dog grooming profession. Besides full-service grooming, The relying on recommendations from their
While Heather and Neil didn’t initially Soon after, Heather began working on Beached Dog also offers pet sitting customer base to come up with the best
know that they wanted to go into dog care, her degree in Business Administration services, walk and run services, and pet products to provide for their clientele.
they quickly learned that it was a passion and Entrepreneurship from the College of photography. The Beached Dog is located in the Bohicket
which both of them shared. Before moving Charleston. Once Heather graduated in “I’ve been doing pet photography for Marina and Market off of Seabrook Island
to Seabrook Island, the Heaths lived in May 2010, the two began the serious work about almost three years,” said Neil. “It Road just before the Seabrook gates. For
Columbia, South Carolina, where Heather of opening their new business. started as a hobby, but I really enjoy it so more information on The Beached Dog, or
was attending nursing school and Neil The Beached Dog will be holding their with the new business, I’ve decided to jump for details about the grand opening on April
worked with airplanes at Eagle Aviation. official grand opening celebration on April in with both feet and offer photography
2, visit www.TheBeachedDog.com, email
“We simultaneously hit a wall in our 2. With a focus on a stress-free grooming services, as well.”
info@thebeacheddog.com, call the store at
lives,” said Heather, “Neil had a good experience, Neil stated that all of their Part of what makes Neil’s pet 768-4700, or just stop in to speak with the
job, but he wasn’t passionate about it, and furry clients will be treated to a “start to photography unique is that he doesn’t
even though I greatly enjoyed helping finish” grooming treatment, which means Heaths in person. And don’t forget to bring
use traditional backdrops – instead, he
people, nursing still didn’t feel like my that each dog will be taken care of from the furry ones along when you visit.
takes the dogs to their favorite locations
true calling.” their first cut to their shampoo and final and photographs them in their element. A

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Into books at Indigo Books Seabrooker elected to


Silver Haired Legislature
I
ndigo Books at Freshfields Village comments, and will focus on three to five
recently announced the upcoming related books.

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launch of a new book discussion Also, starting on June 8, Indigo Books
series entitled Indigo Talks Books. “We will be hosting a Summer Story Hour with he Trident Caucus of the
hope to learn, share, inspire and inform members of the Indigo Books staff and South Carolina Silver Haired
one another in a quiet setting while guests reading from a variety of children’s Legislature recently elected 16
discovering new books and new writers books. new representatives from Charleston,
along the way,” said Indigo Books owner, “Often, parents are unaware of great Berkeley, and Dorchester counties.
Linda Malcolm. new children’s books. We hope this Among the four representatives
Scheduled to be held every Wednesday program will help them chose worthy elected from Berkeley County was John
afternoon starting on April 6, the books that will delight their children,” Dietz of Daniel Island, who was also
programs will begin at 5 p.m. and will said Malcolm. re-elected to a two year term as Caucus
feature a variety of presenters, as well as Programs will be held for half an hour Chair, and among the 10 representatives
members of the Indigo Books staff. Each every Wednesday at 4 p.m., starting on from Charleston County was Sam Reed
discussion will center around new and June 8, and are designed for children ages of Seabrook Island, who was elected to
old books with which readers are either 3 and up. Parents are asked to stay with a two year term as Vice Chair of the
unfamiliar or have not read. The goal of their children during the reading. Caucus. Charleston County Clerk
these programs is to share the knowledge Beverly Craven was also elected as
and the love of books with like-minded Indigo Books is located at 472 Freshfields Sam Reed.
a representative from Charleston
bibliophiles. Each program is scheduled Drive in Freshfields Village, adjacent to Java
County. Two new representatives were 1999 to identify issues, concerns, and
to last 45 minutes, including a question Java Café. For more info, call 768-2255.
also elected from Dorchester possible solutions for problems
and answer period and time for audience County. faced by senior citizens in
The South Carolina South Carolina. The
Indigo Book Talks schedule of presenters: organization also
April 6 - Doug Bostick presents: Silver Haired
Legislature consists serves to recommend
Pardon My Incivility: The Civil War in Literature. possible legislation
April 20 - Dr. Tom presents: of 152 members and
eight Caucuses from to the South Carolina
All I Ever Wanted to Do Was to Go Somewhere: Great Travel Books. General Assembly
May 4 - Eleanor Harris presents: throughout the state
of South Carolina, and the Governor.
Re-Imagining the Past: New Historical Fiction.
May 18 - Miss Linda herself presents: and was created in
It’s Not All About The Fighting: War and Fiction.
June 1 - Ms. Kim Van Egmond presents:

Gap in the community


Books That Remind You Why You Love to Read.

Haut Gap holds Open House April 12


by Frances Boyd

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he School Improvement Council of Haut Gap Middle School is hosting
a Community Open House on April 12 to showcase the new school
building and special school programs.  Haut Gap is now the site of
a  middle school advanced studies program, and the larger school can now
accommodate additional students.  Students from various musical programs
will perform during the Open House, which will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. 
Light refreshments will also be served. School Council members include four
residents of Kiawah Island, one of whom is a parent of a Haut Gap student. The
new building is beautiful, well equipped and has all the features of an exemplary
middle school.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
For more information, call Haut Gap at 559-6418. Haut Gap Middle School is
located at 1861 Bohicket Road on Johns Island.

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Prime Cuts
Grand Opening Celebration!
Saturday, April 2
2 to 6 p.m.

The Prime Cuts Team.

C
ome by Prime Cut’s new location at the Bohicket Marina (Between Red’s Ice
House and Bohicket Tackle and Supply) from 2 to 6 p.m. to celebrate their
grand opening! Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, and don’t
forget to stick around for your chance to win one of several prizes!
Prime Cuts is located at 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd, Suite 4 in the Bohicket Marina Village,
Seabrook Island. For more info, call 768-0911 or visit www.primecutssalonsc.com.
April 1 Island Connection Calendar April 15
Friday, April 1 Sunday, April 3 Kiawah Island Golf Resort. 3 p.m. at the 12 noon.  Please call Sandcastle Member Saturday, April 9 sale for $1 each at the Main Branch, 68 Wednesday, April 13 due by April 9. Free and open to the public.
Kiawah Sandcastle. Refreshments include Services at 768-3875 or email sandcastle@ Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston, For more info, call the Sandcastle at 768-
April Fools Day Lowcountry Cajun Festival coffee and baked goods. Free and open to kica.us to reserve a spot. The Island Crafters Guild 2nd Annual at the Information Desk from 2 p.m. to 5 Sandcastle series: Outlook 2010 Basics 3875 or sandcastle@kica.us.
Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, the public. To reserve your spot, call 768- Spring Arts and Crafts Show p.m. Every second Sunday. Check www. Presented by Progressive Integrations, Inc. 
The Choralier’s Spring Sing! Cajun Fest is a full-day of foot-stompin’ 3875 or email sandcastle@kica.us. Rent-a-chick Approximately 25 local artisans will facebook.com/ChasLibraryPals for daily Make the transition from an earlier version Friday, April 15
Come to the Church of Our Saviour (4416 Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, Legare Farms is offering a pair of baby have their handmade items for sale at the updates. to Outlook 2010 with as little hassle as
Betsy Kerrison Parkway) for a fun night children’s activities and all around ragin’ James Island Masonic Lodge at 1614 Ft. possible.  Bring your laptops to work along Kiawah Road & River Clean Up
Civil War Portraits by story teller Tim chicks for two weeks for just $25. The
of 1950s and 60s nostalgia with the Island Cajun entertainment at James Island Johnson Road, James Island.  Lunch will be with the program. 10 a.m. Call Sandcastle The Town of Kiawah will host a Road
Lowry chicks come with their own box, two Tuesday, April 12
Choraliers singing songs by Elvis, The Beach County Park! 12 to 6 p.m. Call 795-4386 available.  Parking and admission are free. Member Services at 768-3875 or email and River Clean up from 10 a.m. until 1
With the sharp focus of a camera lens, weeks worth of food, a watering device,
Boys, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel for more info. Tickets: $10. Free for kids 12 Event takes place today from 9 a.m. to 3 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the sandcastle@kica.us. p.m. along the Kiawah Island Parkway,
storyteller Tim Lowry presents compelling and instructions on how to take care of
and many others. No charge, contributions and under. p.m., and Sunday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to Civil War Beachwalker Drive, Beachwalker County
portraits of Civil War figures. 7:30 p.m. them. Call the farm at 559-0788 or e-mail
appreciated. Show starts at 7 p.m. 2 p.m.  The coloration of birds Park and along the edges of various
at the Turtlepoint Clubhouse   Tickets are legarefarms@bellsouth.net to reserve your
Wednesday, April 6 available to Kiawah residents on March 21 chicks. Haut Gap Community Open House Noted ornithologist, Dr. Geoffrey Hill will marshes and rivers. Volunteers will meet at
Seabrook brown and white recycling Third Annual Tri-County Lawn Mower The School Improvement Council of present a fun and informative program on Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. to receive t-shirts,
Conservation Matters: Beachcombing and to the general public on March 24, and
Brown and white goods (furniture, Exchange Haut Gap Middle School  is hosting a bird coloration covering a range of topics. reflective vests, bags and assignments.
and Ocean Seining Field Trip may be picked up at Kiawah Town Hall.  Seabrook Island Garden Club
appliances, etc.) will be picked up curbside, At the Mount Pleasant Memorial Community Open House to showcase the Refreshments at 6 p.m., lecture from 6:30 to To volunteer, call 768-9166 or email
Held by the Kiawah Conservancy in For tickets, call 768-9166. For more info, Socializing begins at 9 a.m., and the
and hazardous waste (paint, batteries, Waterfront Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. new school building and special programs of 7:30 p.m. Charleston County Main Library, lshannon@kiawahisland.org.
conjunction with KICA, this presentation visit www.kiawahisland.org. Sponsored by business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.
fluorescent lightbulbs, etc.) will be collected Open to all residents of the tri-county area. the school.  Students from various musical 68 Calhoun St. 2nd Floor Auditorium. Free.
will be given by Naturalists from the the Kiawah Island Arts Council. followed by a program presented by John
at the maintenance facility. For more info, contact Randy Cook, event program will perform from 5 to 7 p.m.  www.charlestonaudubon.org
Wise of Garden Wise Nursery called
coordinator, at 953-0150, or visit www. Light refreshments will also be served.  Free
Friday, April 8 “Local plantings through the ages.” Since

Gardening by the Moon Thursday, April 14


scdhec.org. and open to the public. For more info, call
our deer population loves our well watered
Sandcastle series: Sleep apnea update 559-6418. Haut Gap is located at 1861
and manicured gardens, perhaps we can 2011 Bobcat Ball
The ENT Department of MUSC will learn about plantings that they do not find Sunday, April 10 Bohicket Road, Johns Island.
Dress casual for one of the fanciest nights
From the Farmers’ Almanac present a one-hour description of their “tasty”.  Friends of the Library cart sale on the beach with the annual Bobcat Ball at
on-going sleep apnea program starting at
A pril 2011 Library discards will be available for Beachwalker County Park. Enjoy music by
1st-2nd Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Extra Good For Vine Crops. the Joe Clarke Big Band, refreshments,
Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting. Johns Island R egional Library for the Reference Department. Class space is PLAY with Dad: Tangled (all ages) Saturday Movie Fun: You Again (all dinner and exciting fundraising
3rd-4th Poor Planting Days. Break Ground Or Cultivate. 3531 Maybank Highway, 559-1945 available for 8 participants per session. Saturday, April 2, at 3 p.m. Rated PG, ages) Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. Rated events. 6 p.m. Reserve your tickets by
5th-6th Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Hours: 100 minutes. PG; 105 minutes. Sponsored by: The UPS April 1 at www.kiawahconservancy.
Other Aboveground Crops. Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Photography Exhibit: Susan Budnick Store, Maybank Highway, John’s Island. org/2011bobcatballtickets.html.
7th-8th Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In The Ground. Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 1 – 30. A member of the Charleston Afternoon Café (grades 6 – 12)
Artist Guild and the Carolina Foothills Tuesdays, April 5 and 19, 4:30 – 6 p.m. National Library Week: 3-2-1 Read! Our World series: Dr. John Benzel
9th-10th Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other
Wee Reads (under 24 months with adult) Artisan Center, Susan’s works have been This month’s Café will feature a variety of (all ages) Wednesday, April 13, from Dr. John Benzel, Kiawah resident and
Aboveground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds. Start Flower
page
Mondays: April 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 10:30 a.m. displayed and are part of collections board games, including Monopoly, Jenga, 9 to 11 a.m. Enjoy Dinah Johnson’s opera enthusiast, will present Grand
Gardens.   throughout the Southeast.  Clue, Chess and Checkers. Popcorn and interactive presentation about her books
11th-15th Grub Out Weeds, Briars, And Other Plant Pests. Opera:  Whence it Came, Whither it is
Time for Twos (2 – 3 years old with drinks will be provided. to launch the first Community Read-A-
Going, at Kiawah’s Sandcastle starting
adult)Tuesdays: April 5, 12, 19 & 26 at Early Literacy Station (ages 11 and Thon celebrating National Library Week!
at 3 p.m. Light selection of wine and
Copyright Farmers’ Almanac 2011, www.farmersalmanac.com 10:30 a.m. younger) April 1 to 30. Facebook Focus (grades 6-12) www.dinahjohnson.com/books.htm
Wednesdays: April 6, 13, and 27, from cheese will be served. Reservations are
Preschool Storytime (3 – 6 years) National Poetry Month Trivia Contest 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Young Adult Movie Time: Terminator
Wednesdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 a.m. (grades 6-12) April 1 to 30. In celebration Salvation (grades 6 – 12) Tuesday, April
a

of National Poetry Month, stop by the Small Business Workshop (adults) 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Rated PG-13;
Computer Basics* (adults/young adults) Reference Desk and answer a trivia Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. SCORE is 115 minutes.
Take

Tuesday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. question about famous poets and poetry a resource partner with the U.S. Small
for a candy prize! Business Administration. Club Anime! (ages 12 – 19)
Email Basics* (adults/young adults) Thursday, April 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AARP Free Income Tax Assistance PLAY: Here’s to a Happy, Healthy You
(adults) Saturdays: April 2, 9 and 16 (all ages) Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. Job and Career Research (adults)
Internet Basics* (adults/young adults) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free tax assistance Thursdays: April 14 and 28 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. will be offered by AARP volunteers PLAY: Preschool Adventure Zone! (ages
through April 16. Senior citizens will have 4 – 6) Friday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. PLAY: Laugh Out Loud (all ages)
Keyboard Basics* (adults/young adults) preference. Last person accepted at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PLAY with Dad: National Poetry
*All computer classes are free. For more PLAY with Dad: Humpty Dumpty! (all Month (all ages)
information please call 559-1945 and ask ages) Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m.
12 April 1, 2011

St. Johns High School Pet Helpers is located at


1447 Folly Rd, James Island

recognized by DAR Hours: Mon – Fri from 11am – 6pm


Sat from 11am - 5pm.

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Closed: Sundays and Holidays
he Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
(DAR) was pleased to announce recently that they will be awarding the Bronze
ROTC Medal to the St. Johns High School ROTC this coming Saturday, April Shay is a three-year-old gray Beagle
9, at the Charleston Air Force Base Club Base in North Charleston. mix. She has a unique look because of
The award will be presented by National Defense her gray color.  While timid at first, she
Committee Chair, Gail Roddey, to ROTC bonds quickly and will stick right by
Commander Major Moultrie, Sgt. Cooley and an your side. She gets along very well with
as-yet-unnamed St. Johns ROTC participant. other dogs.  Until now, she has lived her
The National Society Daughters of the entire life in a home, and would be very
Revolution established the ROTC Medal Project comfortable settling into yours!  Visit
in February 1967 as a means of recognizing and Pet Helpers to meet her!
rewarding student cadets of outstanding ability
and achievement in secondary school, junior college, Shay
college, or university ROTC programs. 
Selection of students to receive the DAR ROTC
Award is made by the student’s professor or teacher of
military science, or the principal or head of school. The
Saki
award is presented to one graduating student per ROTC unit.
Saki is a beautiful, eight-year-old
gray Male domestic shorthaired
Recipients of this award will receive a medal, a certificate and
cat. Unfortunately, he is an anxious
a ribbon bar which may be worn in lieu of the Medal, when
and depressed cat and is on medication
appropriate.
as a result.  However, he is incredibly
To receive the DAR ROTC award, students must be sweet and loves people. The staff at Pet
in the upper 25% of their classes in ROTC and in Helpers calls him “Squeaky” because of
academic subjects, and must have demonstrated his squeaky meow.  When he eats, he
qualities of dependability and good character, takes a big chunk of food, spits it out on
adherence to military discipline, leadership ability, his bed and eats it bit by bit.  What a
and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of personality!  Come out and meet him!
the importance of ROTC training.
For more information on the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Call Pet Helpers at 795-1110. Adoption fees: $125 cats & dogs (6 mo. or
Chapter of the DAR, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry. younger), $100 for 6 mo. or older. $55 for rabbits. Includes spaying/neutering,
com/~scelpdar or www.dar.org. To inquire about shots, heartworm check, leukemia check, deworming, microchip, collar and tag.
membership, email patsayko@msn.com. Pet Helpers Spay Neuter Clinic - 843 302 0556 for low cost spay and
neuter services. Visit www.pethelpers.org.
April 1, 2011 13
OP-ed

Beaming with delight National Exchange Club


Buy-A-Beam and help build a home
celebrates it 100th birthday
provided by Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
By Elizabeth Grantham, Region 10 Vice President,

G
et your art supplies ready and during which time they have been
help support the Sea Island able to help more than 270 families. National Exchange Club

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Habitat for Humanity 2011 Every spring, SIHH hosts a project n March 27, 2011, the National the love of our country and support our
Women Build Project. This April 1 called Women Build, which brings Exchange Club celebrated its military servicemen and women, veterans,
through April 20, Habitat will be together women from all walks of life 100th anniversary. Founded in police, firefighters and first responders
offering beams for sale which will be to address poverty housing by funding Detroit, Michigan, in 1911 to exchange through their Americanism projects.
used during this year’s Women Build and building a Habitat home for a business and civic ideas, the national Clubs also support our youth by awarding
Project. Those who purchase beams deserving family. This year’s Women service organization established its them with recognition and scholarships.
are welcome to decorate them any way Build home will cost approximately headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, where it has Community service is first and foremost
they choose before donating them to $60,000 to construct, with volunteer been at the same location on West Central in each club’s programs of service wherein
the build. building taking place from April 30 - Avenue since 1957. they support their individual communities
“We are very excited to be conducting May 7. All of the proceeds from the Today, there are more than 22,000 through the civic and service projects of
this year’s Buy-A-Beam project,” says “Buy-A-Beam” project will go directly members and over 700 clubs in the United their choosing. In 1979, we adopted child-
Amy Sanchez, Receptionist for SIHH. towards funding the Sea Island Habitat States with fourteen Exchange Clubs in abuse prevention as our national service
“The Buy-A-Beam project is a great way Women Build project. the Lowcountry, including the Charleston project. We work together to raise funds
Exchange Club, Kiawah/Seabrook, and heighten awareness for this important
to teach your kids and grandkids how You can purchase your beam by
Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Mount cause. In the Lowcountry, the Exchange
to give back to the community while calling or emailing the Sea Island
Pleasant, University, Metro, St. Paul’s Clubs work together to raise money for
also engaging them in a fun art project. Habitat for Humanity office at
Parrish, Hanahan, North Charleston, Darkness to Light and its Stewards of
This is a feel good project that you and 768-0998. The Sea Island Habitat for
Summerville, Evening Exchange Club Children program, as well as with other
your family members can take part of Humanity office is open Monday to
and our newest club, the Lowcountry agencies who work towards the prevention
since your purchase will be helping the Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please support of child abuse.
Exchange Club of Charleston. There is
Women Build family become first-time this year’s build and Buy-A-Beam
also a club in Beaufort. Contact the National Exchange Club
homeowners!” today!
All clubs want new members to help at 800-924-2643, or visit our Web site at
Sea Island Habitat has been helping For more information on the Buy-A- take the Exchange Club into its second www.nationalexchangeclub.org to learn
families in the Lowcountry become Beam project, call Rhea Miller at the century and to support our core values of more about Exchange and find a club that
first-time homeowners since 1978, SIHH office: 768-0998, x116. serving family, community, and country. meets your needs.
All of the Exchange Clubs promote

How will you decorate your Habitat beam?

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Arts on the islands Left Behind or


by Stephanie Braswell
Left Befuddled?
A
rts and history are the themes for the next two weeks of Art Council offerings on
Kiawah Island. Open to the public, these events are not only fun, educational
Dr. Gordon Issac holds lecture series
and entertaining, they’re also free! For a list of more upcoming Kiawah Arts
Council events, visit www.kiawahisland.org. Please note that tickets are limited to a
at Johns Island Presbyterian

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maximum of two (2) tickets per person, and that if you won’t be using a ticket, please
return it to Town Hall or notify them accordingly. As in the past, tickets must be he Center for Christian Studies of Johns Island Presbyterian Church will hold a
picked up at Kiawah Island Town Hall, located at 21 Beachwalker Drive. For more lecture series entited “Thinking from the Future to the Present: Christ and the
information, call 768-9166.  Book of Revelation” featuring Dr. Gordon Isaac, Berkshire Associate Professor
of Advent Christian Studies in the church history department at Gordon-Cornwell
Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Civil War Portraits by story teller Tim Lowry
Dr. Isaac recently published the book Left Behind or Left Befuddled: The Subtle
Thursday, April 7
Dangers of Popularizing the End Times.
7:30 p.m. at the Turtlepoint Clubhouse  
This three day presentation deals with
With the sharp focus of a camera lens, storyteller Tim Lowry presents compelling
the Left Behind book series.
portraits of Civil War figures.  Not unlike Civil War photographer Mathew Brady’s
portfolio, these stories provide insight and perspective from several different vantage
Topics for each lecture are:
points into this infamous war.  The show presents the Civil War not so much as an
epic period of American history, but as an intimate portrait of the American soul.
Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.:
Specializing in American history and folklore, storyteller Tim Lowry tells stories “of
the people, by the people, and for the people” with tales of the American Revolution, What’s All the Fuss About?
the Western Frontier, and the Civil War.  His personal narratives reflect a Southern Friday, April 15, 7 p.m.:
heritage as he discusses topics like baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.  Tickets Turning Points in End Times Thinking
are currently available to the public at Kiawah Town Hall. Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.:
Reclaiming the Christian Imagination
“Lust for Life” A rt film on Van Gogh
Receptions will follow the evening
Friday, April 15
programs as space permits. A luncheon
3 p.m. at Kiawah’s
will follow the Saturday at a cost of $12.50
Sandcastle  
per person. Reservations for the luncheon
Director Vincente Minnelli
are required on or before April 8, 2011.
paints a dramatic portrait
The lectures will be held in the church
of tormented artistic genius
sanctuary. For more information, please
Vincent van Gogh in this
call the church office at 559-9380. Johns
fictionalized biography.
Island Presbyterian Church is located at
Actor Kirk Douglas delivers
2550 Bohicket Rd.
a fittingly combustible
performance as the mentally
unstable painter, whose
feverish devotion to his artistry
envelops and eventually Tide C ha r t
destroys him. Co-star Anthony A pr i l 1 - A pr i l 14
Quinn bagged an Academy
Award as Best Supporting
Actor for his portrayal of Van Date High Tide Low Tide
Gogh’s bohemian rival, Paul
Gauguin. Tickets are currently Apr 1 7:41am/7:55pm 1:25am/1:36pm
available to the public at
Apr 2 8:20am/8:33pm 2:06am/2:13pm
Kiawah Town Hall.
Apr 3 8:58am/9:08pm 2:45am/2:48pm
Apr 4 9:33am/9:42pm 3:22am/3:21pm
Van Gogh, self portrait as an artist. Apr 5 10:07am/10:14pm 3:57am/3:55pm
Apr 6 10:40am/10:47pm 4:33am/4:30pm
Apr 7 11:13am/11:23pm 5:10am/5:07pm
Apr 8 11:49am 5:50am/5:50pm
Apr 9 12:05am/12:34pm 6:36am/6:39pm
Apr 10 12:55am/1:29pm 7:28am/7:36pm
Apr 11 1:54am/2:33pm 8:27am/8:41pm
Apr 12 2:59am/3:42pm 9:30am/9:50pm
Apr 13 4:06am/4:49pm 10:31am/10:58pm
Apr 14 5:10am/5:51pm 11:30am

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: saltwatertides.com

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What’s Hot

The big deal about grill safety


provided by the St. Johns Fire & Rescue Department

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t’s grilling season, and before you strike your first match,
here are a few tips from the St. Johns Fire Department
to help you have a safe and enjoyable day of grilling.
From 2003 to 2006, U.S. fire departments responded to
7900 home fires involving home grills. One-third of these
were due to the grill being used on a balcony or enclosed
porch. These fires caused an annual average of 10 civilian
fire deaths. In 2007, 18,600 people went to the emergency
room due to injuries involving grills.
Prevention is the key to keeping yourself safe when using
a grill, so be sure to adhere to the following tips this grilling
season:
• Inspect your gas grill prior to using it after its winter hiatus.
1. If you have a gas grill, inspect the gas line for cracks.
2. Ensure the connections to the propane tank and the grill are secure and
seal correctly.
• Never use a grill in an enclosed area such as a garage or enclosed porch. Keep
grills at least 10 feet from any type of structure.
• Ensure all grill parts and components are operating properly, such as handles,
knobs, etc.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for operating and lighting gas grills.
• Do not allow gas on a gas grill to flow while the lid is down.
• Only use appropriate fluids for charcoal grills. Never use gasoline!
• Set a “safety zone” or “no play zone” around the grill area.

Taking just a few minutes to ensure your grill is in proper working order will allow
you to enjoy the grilling season injury-free.
These fire safety tips are provided by the St. Johns Fire & Rescue Department and Captain
James T. Ghi, St. John’s Fire Prevention Specialist. For more information on fire safety tips,
contact Captain Ghi at j.ghi@stjfd.org or call 296-8392.

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KIAWAH ISLAND RECREATION
Open Daily from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, April 1 Tuesday, April 5 Stepping Stones: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah KNO: Kiawah Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah: Sports-a-palooza: Ages Kamp Kiawah: Pirate Trails & Tides:
Kampout: Ages 5-11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
3-11, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Age 3-11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pickup Games: Volleyball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13
Knit Fit: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pottery Painting: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Mission Impossible:
Stepping Stones: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 Ages 3-11. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pickup Games: Volleyball: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah KNO: Kiawah Kamp Kiawah: Scales & Tails: Ages Glass Fusing: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kampout: Ages 5-11, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 3-11, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Stepping Stones: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Knit Fit: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah: Mission Impossible:
Saturday, April 2 Ages 3-11. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Suncatchers: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah: Scales & Tails: Ages Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah KNO: Sanctuary Splash Thursday, April 14
Bash: Ages 5-11, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
3-11, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Glass Fusing: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Kiawah Day:
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stepping Stones: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Knit Fit: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ages 3-11, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 Knit Fit: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Kamp Kiawah KNO: Sanctuary Splash Thursday, April 7 Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bash: Ages 5-11, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Recycle Cycle: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah: Kiawah Day: Ages 3-11,
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Monday, April 11
Sunday, April 3 Knit Fit: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, April 15
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pickup Games: Volleyball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Sports-a-palooza: Ages
Tuesday, April 12 3-11, 8:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Monday, April 4 Friday, April 8 Audobon Birdwatch Open: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Knit Fit: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Kamp Kiawah: Pirate Trails & Tides: Roadside & River Cleanup: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Age 3-11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stepping Stones: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pickup Games: Volleyball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Sports-a-palooza: Ages
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kamp Kiawah KNO: Kiawah
3-11, 8:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Pottery Painting: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Kampout: Ages 5-11, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Knit Fit: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Pickup Games: Volleyball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more details and reservations for the following activities, including times for Nature Tours, please visit www.kiawahrecreation.com or call the Heron Park Nature Center at 768-6001.
All activities are open to the public. Nature Tours, Fishing Trips and Motorboat Excursions available daily. Please remember that Night Heron Pool is for Resort Guests and Governors’ Club
Members only. Thank you for your cooperation. *Nature Tours available daily. Times are tide dependant.
April 1, 2011 19
Op-Ed
The argument for building the Greenway now
By Dr. Paul Roberts

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omething badly needs to be done which is currently congesting Main and turns onto the roadway from driveways congestion on Main Road, it returns both
about safety on Johns Island roads. Bohicket will divert to I-526, eliminating along the route makes widening Main Bohicket and Maybank to quiet country
There are currently an average of 10 congestion on Main Road. and Bohicket unacceptable as a solution to roads. It also prevents River Road from
accidents per week and six deaths per year. This diverted traffic exiting I-526 at the the problem. In fact, safety could be even being overrun with the continued growth
Half of the deaths involve hitting a tree. northernmost interchange will then seeks worse than it is today. in travelers seeking an alternative to
This is the consequence of roads built in new paths across the island to its final A better solution is building the Sea Maybank and Bohicket. And all of this
the early part of the last century, to the destination. If both I-526 and Main Road Islands Greenway. Not only would building can be done at the lowest cost of any of
lower design standards that existed at that are improved, this “cross island” traffic a new road down the center of the Island the alternatives studied.
time. creates new congestion on Murrywood incur half the cost of widening Main and The County Council should not
Congestion is also a problem. Some and Brownswood Roads. Bohicket, but it has better performance wait to see what happens with the I-526
say there are no congestion problems on Furthermore, widening Main and measures in almost every category. The extension. The LPA study indicated
Johns Island. That is not true. Congestion Bohicket has a number of negative impacts LPA report shows that the Greenway can that the Sea Islands Greenway will
levels of traffic are reached at much lower on Johns Islanders. These fall into three be built so that in addition to safety, it has relieve congestion and improve safety
volumes per lane on one-lane rural roads major categories: a number of public amenities such as a bike on Maybank, Bohicket and River Roads
with inadequate widths, no shoulders, 1) The loss of many of the roadside Live path, as well as walking and equestrian whether the I-526 extension is built or not.
and uncontrolled access than they are Oaks and the destruction of much of the trails with attendant picnic areas. Also, It recommended that the County Council
on six-lane freeways with wide lanes, beautiful and unique tree canopy along if it were placed in a right-of–way that develop a Purpose and Need Statement
unobstructed shoulders and access control. this historic route. is buffered by conservation lands it for the Sea Island Greenway for inclusion
And traffic congestion on these roads would control access to the roadway and in the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester
2) The negative impact on the large
increases the problems with safety. discourage the development of strip malls Council of Governments’ (BCDCOG)
number of properties along Main and
There is a solution to the safety and and new housing developments. Long Run Transportation Plan (LRTP),
Bohicket Roads and the consequent
congestion facing Johns Island. The two The Greenway should be built now making it eligible for federal funds and
disruption of the lives affected.
feasible alternatives are: 1) widen Main during this era of historically low property further assessment as a priority project.
3) The building of almost 10 miles The Sea Island Greenway improves traffic
Road and Bohicket Road, or 2) build a prices and construction costs! If the
of the project as a five lane road would safety on Johns Island in a way that no
new road across the largely uninhabited road is not built now, urban growth and
completely alter the character and feel of other alternative can and it should be
center of Johns Island. development will continue and it will be
the island. allowed to move forward.
Widening Main and Bohicket Roads more disruptive and more expensive to
One would expect safety to be improved build in the future.
reduces congestion on both roads, but For more information, visit www.
by building a five-lane road. However, the
fails to solve the serious left-turn problem The scenarios run through the CHATS supporthegreenway.org or contact Dr. Paul
increase in traffic volumes and the danger
at the intersection of Main Road with computer model by the LPA study team Roberts through www.supportthegreenway.
posed by higher speeds, risky left turns
Route 17. If instead I-526 is built, it is so show that though the Greenway alternative org.
against oncoming traffic and unexpected
much shorter for most trips that the traffic does not, by itself, totally eliminate traffic

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