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

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The 2019 Wild


BY KATY CALLOWAY
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS MANAGING EDITOR

Dunes Author Series M


other Nature is on the side
of Special Olympics. The
25th annual Dunleavy’s
with 70° temperatures that made
the retreat from the ocean a
pleasurable bask on the beach.
I N T I M AT E S E T T I N G A N D C L O S E sponsored Polar Plunge saw record And they did. The crowd lingered
FRIENDSHIPS SET THE TONE attendance as the sun shone down in bathing suits and costumes,
on swimmers and spectators alike. and enjoyed the sunshine.
The event raises funds for the The favorable weather brought
BY EMMA C. WOODHAM South Carolina Special Olympics more participation, which in
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS and this year was a huge success. turn raised more money for the
“What spectacular weather cause. The annual event, which is

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ew York Times bestselling we had right? 50° warmer expected to raise about $20,000
author and Isle of Palms than last year! Attendance was for the tri-county Special Olympics
resident Mary Alice Monroe tremendous,” exclaimed Sandye brought in a whopping $29,327
will welcome two distinguished Byers Williams, Director of this year. Made all the more
guests for the Wild Dunes Author Marketing and Development for meaningful because the event
Series on Jan. 27, Patti Callahan Special Olympics South Carolina, is free to attend and participate
Henry and Lisa Wingate. Area Six, which encompasses in, donations are suggested, and
“This is our island, and I’m Berkeley, Charleston and encouraged.
always shocked when people Dorchester counties. Even Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat
don’t know about this event,” 2018 brought frigid temperatures O’Neil got in on the action, taking
Monroe said. that had participants running from his turn in the waves dressed to
Wingate and Callahan, also NY the water, some with tears in their
eyes. This year was the epitome
Authors continues on page 8 of a winter day in Charleston Plunge continues on pages 6-7
PHOTO BY JASON OGDEN

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Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message


Dear Island Neighbors, entertainment for the kids.
Proceeds support the Squad’s valuable efforts. They put an
I hope you enjoyed the holiday impressive amount of time, effort and training into protecting us. Last
season and are having a healthy year, these amazing volunteers contributed nearly 8,400 hours to this
and happy new year. Here’s to a mission in drills, emergency calls, weather events and community
great 2019 for all with a complete events. Much of their equipment is bought with proceeds from this
absence of hurricanes and flooding! wonderful event.
36TH ANNUAL CHARLIE POST Hope to see you there to support their mission! For more info, go
ROAD RACE here: bit.ly/2AF4tkV.
For those of you trying to get or ELECTION INFO
stay more active in the new year, Our next municipal election will be Tuesday, May 7. Three Council
here’s a great way to keep that seats will be decided in this election. If you’re considering making a
pledge going at least almost to the run for it, be aware that the filing period ends at noon February 15.
end of January. The 36th annual For more info, please go to bit.ly/2CfscYG.
Charlie Post Classic 5K and 15K Pat O'Neil BUT BEFORE WE FORGET 2018…
Road Race will be on Saturday, It’s been a busy year for the Town of Sullivan’s Island, our hometown.
Jan. 26 at 8:30 a.m., on Middle St. at Station 15, with race HQ at Let’s take a quick look back to review a number of Town
the Fish Fry Shack. This is always an interesting race to launch your accomplishments in 2018. Thanks to our great Town staff and our
new year of physical activity right here on the Island. Over the years, Town Council, we have many achievements to brag about. To name
the weather has been fascinatingly variable, but it’s always fun. (OK, just a few, in random order:
maybe excepting the year we had a ridiculously high tide that covered • Stormwater management is an increasingly difficult challenge for
the race course with about six inches of water, on a cold day, in the the Island as it is for all the Charleston area, with all the changes
second mile). NOTE: The 5K welcomes walkers as well as runners; in weather patterns and tidal events. In 2018, the Town took a
don’t be shy. You can learn more here: bit.ly/2TAKfj6. number of steps forward in addressing this. We had previously
HOW YA LIKE DEM ERSTERS? been awarded a FEMA grant to help us address some of the
As I note annually, that was how the very down-to-earth New areas with the worst stormwater problems. This year the first
Orleans Mayor Robert Maestri started a conversation with his guest phase of that project (engineering for solutions on two areas) was
President Franklin Roosevelt, when they tucked into some Oysters completed, which will allow us to move forward with the second
Rockefeller at New Orleans’ famed Antoine’s Restaurant in 1937. We phase, construction of the portions of that engineering that this
won’t likely have any presidents in attendance, but you can get some grant will support.
great “ersters”, visit with friends and neighbors, and support our great • Remember that the state Department of Transportation owns
volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad at our annual Oyster Roast, 5-8 our stormwater collection system (ditches, drains, pipes, and
p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. The location as usual is the aforementioned outfalls) as part of their street rights of way. This year, despite
Big Tin/Fish Fry Shack (Station 15 at 1453 Hennessey Street). Tickets their disturbingly small budget for stormwater maintenance,
are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Advance tickets are available at we were able to get an unusually large amount of DOT help in
the Fire Station, Town Hall, the Harris Teeter at Sea Island Shopping tending to some of our ditches and pipes.
Center and Simmons Seafood. It’s all-you-can-eat oysters (bring your
own knife), with other food and beverages for purchase, music and Mayor continues on page 4

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Sullivan’s Island Town Council Meeting


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BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

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skinny agenda and sparse together some totals for us... contribution to the Town’s new $269,000. And to lay a new
crowd marked the final total tonnage, number of stops, welcome sign. Likewise, the line at a little bit better grade to
Sullivan’s Island Town trips to the landfill… So [those Town Administrator’s report service lots along the ocean ward
Council assembly of 2018, held documents should be ready].” was a brief celebration of the side of Middle St. [to station 21]
on Dec. 17. ‘Twas the meeting Benke added, “There’s a new sign’s simplicity and “soft comes to $331,000 for a total of
before Christmas, and Mayor large amount of geography… on lighting and indigenous plants,” $601,000 [and change].”
Patrick O’Neil was ready with the island. Those trucks only added Benke with a satisfied Smith said the bids will be
stacks of blue tins containing hold so much." His comments sigh. valid long enough for further
cookies, which he distributed potentially indicating that travel The sign has wended its way deliberation on the part of both
to staff. Ribbed about the time may affect rates. Benke through the system for the past the Water and Sewer Committee
indulgence, the health care said the Town has had a “great” four years, and started as a gift and the Town Council, in
professional said, “Look! Just relationship with RSI, and paid for by a cabal of residents response to a smattering of
150 calories for four cookies,” thinks staff could be ready with a hoping to amplify the island’s questions.
grinning and pushing back on recommendation as soon as the allure. The last time the sign Council then took a brief
the mock indignation in equal January Town Council meeting. achieved “done deal” status was “time out” for executive session.
measure. The festive mood Council then voted in June of 2016, but objections Councilmember Smith took the
ebbed only slightly, as Council unanimously on all five of the to the original design’s tide clock reins when the group returned
got straight to the business of meeting’s action items: and electronic messaging system and said, “I’d like to make
running the island. • Two sets of minutes; resulted in two steps back. For a motion that would allow
Councilmembers Mark November’s Council meeting, more detail on the history of the Town members to donate sick
Howard, Tim Reese, Rita and a special Council meeting topic visit, IslandEyeNews.com/ leave time to other Town staff
Langley, Bachman Smith, held on Dec. 10. welcome-sign-design-sent-back- members, not to exceed three
Chauncey Clark, and Sarah • Ordinance 2018-08 received drawing-board/. weeks in a calendar year.” There
Church were all present. There its third and final reading, The sole committee report was no explanation needed or
were no responses to the Mayor’s ratifying an increase in the fees was provided by councilmember offered, and the measure passed
invitation for citizen’s comments assessed for business licenses. Smith who said, “We finally got unanimously.
from residents, though an The move mirrors a similar bids in to the work station at There being no further
important side-bar developed resolution increasing fees for 20.5 for a replacement sewer line business, the meeting was
when Mr. Figaroa introduced building permit fees passed that is long overdue. The initial adjourned. The next meeting
himself as a representative of last month. It should be noted; stretch [starts] somewhere along of the Sullivan’s Island Town
Republic Services, Inc. business licenses require an the back of the fire station, runs Council will be held Tuesday,
RSI has handled Sullivan’s ordinance to be ratified while up to Middle St., and comes to Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.
trash/recycling needs since building permits are enacted
2004. They were incorporated in through a simple resolution. Mayor continues from page 2
1996 as a holding company for • Ordinance 2018-09 was
subsidiaries, which now include read into the record for the • Our wastewater (sewer) collection and treatment system is very
340 collection operations, 201 second time in an effort to sync old and has needed repair and upgrading for a long time. This
transfer stations, 193 landfills, Sullivan’s Island’s statutes with year we successfully issued an Installment Purchase Revenue
90 recycling centers, 11 the wording used by the state of Bond package - at quite favorable terms – to support much-
treatment/recovery and disposal South Carolina. needed repairs and upgrades of our collection system and
facilities, 12 saltwater disposal • The cost of dog permits was treatment plant, as well as other necessary capital projects. The
wells and 63 landfills. also increased. The new fee for requisite engineering is underway, and construction is likewise
Mayor O’Neil asked if anyone “off island” dogs is $50, or a $15 ongoing on important previously designed projects.
had questions for the Town’s increase. • Our Protected Land Management Plan took a large step forward
vendor, and was greeted by • The Town still encourages in November. Following years of public meetings with much
silence. “We’re at the point where residents to clean up their input from the public and consultants, and much discussion by
it’s time to renew our agreement own recreational beach fires. Council, we unanimously approved a plan to create a transition
with [RSI] Republic,” interjected However, they will now assess zone in the 100 feet of the Protected Land closest to adjacent
Town Administrator Andy $50 (residents) and $100 (non- residences. First steps are underway to create this transition
Benke. “[We’ve] had a dialogue residents) for permits to build zone as soon as possible.
going back and forth [and should campfires on the beach. • To improve our SC703 (Causeway) Sullivan’s Island Gateway,
have something ready] for the The Mayor’s report was a we installed and maintained palmetto trees along the Causeway
January workshop. Republic’s study in brevity; O’Neil thanked and collaborated with the Sullivan’s Island Park Foundation to
been gracious enough to put the Park Foundation for their improve the entrance sign to the Island. We are grateful to the
Park Foundation and to all who contributed to their fundraising
efforts that provided the funding for the new sign.
• Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our Volunteer Fire and
Rescue Squad (like the Oyster Roast, remember?), we were
able to enhance our water rescue and fire capabilities (dock
improvements for boat lift to rapidly deploy the rescue boat
and replacement of the boat’s fire pump) as well as acquire an
additional handicap beach chair for the elementary school.
• Under the leadership of Chief of Police Chris Griffin, a number
of our officers earned certifications in important areas of law
enforcement as part of their never-ending efforts to assure the
professionalism of the department. The department also received
grant funding for body armor.
• Through collaborative efforts with Sheriff Al Cannon, Isle of
Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll and Charleston County Chair Elliott
Summey, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department agreed to
provide a full-time School Resource Officer to the elementary
school to enhance the security of our students and teachers.
Please thank our Town staff from all departments when you see
them.
See you around the Island!
Pat O’Neil, Mayor
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Reading Around the Bases at SIEM


R I V E R D O G S PA R T N E R W I T H C C S D F O R L I T E R A C Y

BY ERICA TAYLOR
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

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harleston County School District is proud to announce its District throughout the 10 weeks to provide encouragement, fun,
joint program with the Charleston RiverDogs, “Reading and serve as volunteer readers.
Around the Bases,” is back for the third year in a row. “This effort to encourage literacy and reward our students for
“Reading Around the Bases” began during the 2016- their accomplishments is one of the highlights of the school
2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The year,” said Cindy Ambrose, CCSD's Deputy Superintendent
Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and South of Learning Services. “The RiverDogs remain one of our
Atlantic League affiliate of the 27-time World Series most engaged and enthusiastic community partners.
Champion New York Yankees) is excited to help We are grateful for their support.”
generate excitement for reading with second The top-25 second graders from each
graders again in CCSD this year. participating school will be honored during
On Monday, Jan. 14, 22 Charleston the Education Day Game at Joseph P.
County elementary schools, including Riley, Jr. Park at 11:05 a.m. on May 28.
Sullivan’s Island Elementary, "The RiverDogs are excited to
will start a 10-week baseball- team up with Charleston County
themed incentive program. School District for the third year
Each student will receive a in a row for Reading Around
Reading Challenge packet that the Bases!" added RiverDogs
includes a scorecard, tracking President and General Manager
sheet, and their very own personal Dave Echols. "As this program continues
baseball card. to grow, so too does the RiverDogs' eagerness
To move around the bases on the scorecard, to promote literacy among Lowcountry youth in
a student must read a certain number of pages: a fun and interactive manner."
100 pages for a single, 200 pages for a double, For more information on “Reading Around the
300 pages for a triple, and 500 pages for a home run.
Bases,” contact Christy James, CCSD’s Library and
Students also earn points for their class depending on
Media Services Specialist and Textbook Coordinator, at
how far they advance and how many times they “round
the bases” on the scorecard. 843.937.6300. Deborah Palmer, the librarian at Sullivan’s
Special guests from the RiverDogs will visit schools in the Island Elementary School can be reached at Deborah_Palmer@
charleston.k12.sc.us.
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Plunge continues from cover


the nines in the Dunleavy uniform of a green and white tuxedo.
“I’m an honorary Dunleavy for the day,” the Mayor exalted.
While manning the t-shirt table, Williams laughed at the
misconception most people have about the Special Olympics.
“The biggest misconception is that we are a one day a year big
track and field event. When people meet me and they learn that I
work for Special Olympics, the first question they ask is ‘when is
it?’ To which I answer, ‘it’s pretty much every day!’”
The tri-county Area Six offers thirteen sports for children
and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities including golf,
kayaking, sailing, soccer and tennis.
“We have over 29,000 athletes participating interstate which
makes Special Olympics South Carolina the eighth largest program
in the country even though we are only 24th in population,”
explains Williams. “We will host over 400 competitions around
the state this year. Here in our area we have a track meet, a swim
meet, a basketball tournament, and our big area spring games
coming up in March and April.”
In addition to competitive athletics, Special Olympics offers
ongoing programs including the Healthy Athletes program which
provides health screenings and services to their population and
Project Unify which is in 300 schools in SC, teaching and fostering
respect and inclusion on campuses.
“And we will be sending a team to Abu Dhabi in March for
the Special Olympics 2019 world games!” adds Williams, whose
enthusiasm and commitment is authentic. Her brother Eddie is
an accomplished Special Olympian.
In addition to the Polar Plunge, which has become a long-
standing tradition on Sullivan’s Island, there are other fundraisers
for Special Olympics Area Six throughout the year.
“We have a huge fundraising event coming up on May 4: The
19th Annual Bocce Bash. We’ll raise about $100,000 and it’s
considered to be the most fun charitable event of the year in
Charleston by many! One-hundred twenty-eight teams of four
play bocce on the Battery soccer field,” says Williams. On a
beautiful spring day, what could be more fun than that?
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Authors continues from cover often invited a larger number of opening to talk about things that bestselling list and has won many
authors to participate each year. can’t be addressed in solo lecture prestigious awards.
“We had four or five one alone,” Henry said. “Patti Henry’s book is a
year, and it was just too many. “Even at more structured book beautifully told story of a woman’s
I couldn’t get the conversation talks, my favorite part is the conviction, and Lisa Wingate’s is
that I wanted,” she said. question and answer portion. a true history of children who
In the following years, Monroe I’m always reminded of the most were taken at birth or literally
hosted guests Pat Conroy and magical component of story, kidnapped and sold for adoption.
his wife, author Cassandra King, which, for me, is that no two It was a huge scandal,” Monroe
and Andie McDowell and Debbie people read the same book. The said.
Macomber another year. She beauty of discussing a story is Both Wingate and Henry are
quickly realized that two was the that we have the chance to see generously donating their time
perfect number and decided to it through eyes other than our for the event and a portion of the
limit the number of invited guests own,” Wingate said. ticket sales and book purchase
to two each year. Wingate and Henry both made will support Reading Partners, a
“That’s why I retitled it a room in their busy schedules so South Carolina literacy program.
‘conversation with Mary Alice they could be part of the Author Monroe says she is passionate
Monroe’. It sets the tone that Series, and their friendship with about giving to support literacy
my Wild Dunes Author Series Monroe was a big factor in their in the community.
will always be a conversation,” decisions. Both had nothing but “I think it’s a big point that
Patti Callahan Henry, author of Becoming Monroe said. kind words to say about Monroe. these authors aren’t being paid.
Mrs. Lewis. Monroe believes that the “Mary Alice is one of my nearest It’s getting harder and harder to
PHOTO BY BETH HONTZAS FOR
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more intimate setting allows and dearest. Not only a mentor, get big name authors because
the authors to relax and share but a friend,” Henry said. the demand is so high, but Wild
Times bestselling authors, are personal stories, both about their “She is one of those amazing Dunes always takes very good
both close friends of Monroe’s, writing and their lives. During literary long-timers who is not care of them,” Monroe said.
and she believes that their the event, she will ask questions only passionate and driven but “We’re going to chat, tell
friendship will make the event to encourage the conversation. generous with her time and personal stories, and talk about
even more special than it has “I want the audience to feel like energy. And she rescues sea our books. Because of the unique
been in years past. they’re at the table with them, turtles. She may be Superwoman. friendship we all share, it’s more
“I think that’s what makes this and I think we succeed,” Monroe I’m not sure, but I have a feeling,” comfortable. I think this will be
whole series different. It’s more said. Wingate said. a particularly good year,” Monroe
intimate. And this is going to be Henry, author of Becoming The theme of the 2019 Wild said.
a very special year. Two of the Mrs. Lewis and over a dozen Dunes Author Series is ‘Historical The Wild Dunes Author Series
hottest novels this year are these other novels, says she prefers women of great strength and is on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at
ladies’ books,” Monroe said. events like the Wild Dunes courage,’ and Monroe had the Sweetgrass Pavilion. Tickets
Over the past 12 years, since Author Series because it offers a nothing but praise for her fellow are $40 and can be purchased
the Author Series’ inaugural more open discussion. authors and their latest books, at MaryAliceMonroe.com/events.
year, Monroe says it has changed “Conversation brings out parts both of which embody the theme. Each ticket includes drinks, food,
drastically. In the beginning, the of the story and themes that Wingate’s book, Before We Were literary discussion, an author
Series was only open to members don’t come from just lecture. The Yours, is a blockbuster hit meet-and-green and a coupon
of Wild Dunes, and Monroe right question will often elicit an that has been on almost every towards the purchase of a book.

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January 18, 2019 9

Around in Circles
STORY OF LES ROBINSON

BY TOM MCQUEENEY
SPECIAL TO THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

S
everal years in compilation, Montgomery, Bobby Knight, Terry
Around in Circles details the Holland, Jim Valvano, Al McGuire,
seemingly endless stories of a Roy Williams, and Mike Krzyzewski.
local NCAA basketball celebrity, Les In Robinson’s “other" career, he
Robinson. served as Athletic Director at East
If ever there was a Forrest Gump Tennessee State, North Carolina
figure in the sport, this affable State, and The Citadel. His service on
Sullivan’s Island resident would be the NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection
the main character. The Les Robinson Committee engenders yet more
story weaves through the legends entertaining stories. He also served
with whom he became acquainted on the NCAA Men’s Basketball NIT
as a teenager—Jerry West, Oscar Selection Committee.
Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin The width and breadth of his
Baylor, Bill Russell, and Jerry experiences include personal
Lucas. There are others from James insights, endearing reflections, and
Worthy to Tom Gugliotta, and David the main ingredient of the book —
Thompson to Christian Laettner. his inimitable humor.
There’s a great story on each player The book is available at The Citadel
that joggles his incredible memory. Gift Shop (immediately), Barnes and
Robinson's graduation to Tobacco Noble and Amazon (by order), and
Road basketball under Coaches anywhere you see Les Robinson!
Everett Case and Press Maravich Around in Circles is the eighth book
brought him other celebrity
written by local author W. Thomas
associations to include Pistol Pete
McQueeney, a Citadel graduate who
Maravich. His coaching career
brought the rocking chair stories has known Les Robinson for nearly a
to a new level — Dean Smith, Jim half-century.
Calhoun, Bobby Cremins, Mike Around in Circles is available at the Citadel Bookshop, Barnes & Noble and
Amazon.com.

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Youth Baseball Registration  843.886.8294 iop.net


IOP/SI Residents: Jan. 22–Feb. 15
Non-Residents: Jan. 28–Feb. 15
Ages: 5-12 yrs  IOP KIDS 2019-2020 Registration 
(must be 12 yrs by Apr. 30, 2019)
$30 IOP Resident/$55 Non-Resident 
 
Fast Start Baseball Registration 
IOP/SI Residents: Jan. 22-Feb. 15
Non-Residents: Jan. 28–Feb. 15
Ages: 3-4
(must be 3 yrs by Mar. 1, 2019)
$25 IOP Resident/$45 Non-Resident

Giggling Artist (4-8 yrs)


Wednesdays, 4–5:00 p.m. 
Jan. 30–Mar. 6 
Afterschool with Back Porch Art.
Children will explore with canvas,
paper, wood, clay, acrylics and
watercolors. New project every class.
$110 residents/$115 non-resident 
Instructor: Diana Connors   IOP/SI Residents: Jan. 28 – until full 
 
Non-Residents: Feb. 4 – until full 
Giggling Artist Pre-K (3-5 yrs)
Children will socialize, cooperate with peers listen to and follow
New Class instructions and adapt to a routine in a classroom setting. Class schedule
Thursdays, 12–12:40 p.m. 
Feb. 7–28
follows the City of Isle of Palms Holiday schedule and Charleston
Projects will be themed exposing County School Calendar. $80 deposit due at registration 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.–noon
children to elements of line, shape,     $80 Deposit due at registration 
color and texture. Participants will     $130 Resident/$135 Non-resident/monthly tuition 
bring home project each class. Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m.–noon 
$74 resident/$80 non-resident     $80 deposit due at registration 
Instructor: Diana Connors    $90 Resident/$95 Non-resident/monthly tuition 
Instructor: Cathy Adams 

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FOR THE ADULTS! 
Conversational Spanish: Travel & Leisure New Class 
Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m. 
Jan. 23–Feb. 27 
Conversational Spanish focusing on language and cultural training
that will enable non-native speakers to partake in the marvels of the
Hispanic world.
$90 resident/$95 non-resident 
Instructor: Seth Mason 
 
Writing Your Memoirs New Class 
Tuesdays 10–11:30 a.m. 
Feb. 12–Apr. 16 (No Class Feb. 26 & Apr. 2) 
Everyone has a story, first car, first job, first love? Write down your
memories so your children/grandchildren know more about your
life. Each class includes instruction, examples and writing exercises.
Discover how to uncover memories, organize ideas and make your story
interesting. 
$30 resident/$35 non-resident 
Instructor: Tonya McGue 
 
FOR THE DOGS! 
Doggie Day at the Rec

Saturday, February 9 
9 a.m.–noon 
The Rec goes to the dogs! All things health and wellness for your
favorite 4-legged friend. IOP dog license sales - $5, vaccination clinic -
$10 rabies & $30 microchip, FREE pet photos & dog show contest.
Categories include: cutest puppy, most attractive, best female rescue and
best male rescue. STAR Therapy announces Canine Good Citizenship
test on site at Doggie Day. - $5 cash/$6 credit. The CGC test is a 10-step,
non-competitive test for all dogs. Individual testing elements can be
found at AKC.org. 
12 January 18, 2019

Soul of the Lowcountry’s 4th Oyster Roast


LAND TRUST PROTECTS LOCAL TREASURES

BY MAGGIE CARRAGHER
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

O
n Saturday, Feb. 23 Construction, AgSouth,
from 1-4 p.m., Lindsay Anderson Insurance
and Kate Nevin will Associates, Applegate Real
host the 4th Annual Soul of Estate, Walker Gressette
the Lowcountry Oyster Roast Freeman Linton, AFM,
at their home at Sunlean on Holy City Brewing, and
Johns Island. Tickets include Nature’s Calling, Inc.
a catered oyster roast, local
Tickets are available
brews and spirits, and live
music. online through the
This family-friendly event Land Trust’s website at
is a unique way to celebrate LowcountryLandTrust.
and honor the inextricable org or by phone at
relationship between people 843.410.0677. The cost
and land. Join us for an is $40 and children 12
oyster roast with a purpose and under are free. For
and support conservation sponsorship opportunities
in the Lowcountry. Proceeds or questions regarding
from this event and the silent registration, contact Maggie
auction support Soul of the
Carragher at mcarragher@
Lowcountry, the education
and outreach program of lowcountrylandtrust.org.
Lowcountry Land Trust. This Lowcountry Land Trust is
event draws a yearly crowd of a local land conservation
150+ people. organization and a 501(c)
“Our Oyster Roast is a (3) nonprofit focused on
wonderful way to get families protecting ecologically,
immersed in the landscape,” The 2018 Soul of the Lowcountry Oyster Roast. PHOTOS BY BECKY WOODS agriculturally, and
says Ashley Demosthenes, historically significant
President & CEO. “Through Lowcountry lands. For
the Soul of the Lowcountry program, people get their hands dirty and more information about Lowcountry Land Trust and the mission of the
come to know, first-hand, why we all need to protect and conserve
organization, visit LowcountryLandTrust.org or find us on Facebook at
this land that we love.”
Local sponsors of this event include Charleston Green, Trident Facebook.com/lowcountrylandtrust.

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January 18, 2019 13

CSOL, Inc. Designer Showhouse


GROUP ANNOUNCES 42ND YEAR IN SUPPORT OF SYMPHONY

BY DAVID M. SAVARD
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
n elegant 1903 high-style Queen
Anne Victorian on Charleston’s
beautiful Rutledge Avenue, South
of Broad, will be featured as the 42nd
annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra
League, Inc. (CSOL®) Symphony
Designer Showhouse.
Opening Mar. 14, the house will display
three levels of exquisite spaces presented
by local interior designers. All proceeds
benefit the Charleston Symphony and
fund CSOL Music Scholarships.
The 2019 CSOL Symphony Designer
Showhouse sits on one of Charleston’s
premiere residential streets near
Colonial Lake. The home was built by
Charleston mayor Wilson G. Harvey,
later Lieutenant Governor and Governor
of South Carolina, who lived next door.
The Harveys are one of only three families
to own the house, which retains its
dramatic period exterior ornamentation
and elegant interior features.
Kitty Reid, CSOL President notes,
“We are thrilled to present our 2019
Designer Showhouse, where the focus
is on our beautiful city, its exceptional
architecture and our talented and
wonderful designers. Springtime is so
special in Charleston, and this most
cherished event welcomes thousands of
visitors to Charleston each year. We’re so
happy to be a part of presenting our city
and all it has to offer to the world.”
The CSOL Symphony Designer
Showhouse ribbon-cutting ceremony
will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Mar. 13
during the evening’s Preview Party. The
Showhouse will be open daily from Mar.
14 through Apr. 14. We are pleased to
introduce our SCORE Pop-Up Shop to
the Designer Showhouse, featuring an
exclusive selection of specially curated
items for sale. House and SCORE hours
are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through The designer showhouse at 16 Rutledge Ave., Charleston.
Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. The
café is open Monday through Saturday, admitted with a ticket when accompanied by an adult. Tickets to the
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Be sure to check our website for details on special Mar. 13 Preview Party will be available online. For more information
events throughout the month. on the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Symphony
Advance tickets will be available from Jan. 14-Mar.13, online Designer Showhouse, visit CSOLInc.org.
for $20 each at CSOLInc.org. Tickets at the door will be available The three-story frame Queen Anne generously provided by Wendy
beginning March 14 for $25 each. Tickets include access to all rooms.
SCORE and the café do not require a ticket. Children 10 and older are Showhouse continues on page 14

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CCSD board approves Showhouse continues from page 13

and Allen Gibson and represented by Margaret and Richard von

ad hoc Transportation Werssowetz of Handsome Properties, is built in the traditional


Charleston side hall design, with an entrance on the street, a long
stair hall, and living and dining rooms to the side. Double entry doors

Committee and a two-story projecting bay give the house a grand entrance.
Numerous Queen Anne features include intricate shingle cladding,
decorative hoods, cast iron trim and carved wood detailing. The
beautiful double piazzas span both the first and second floors of the
A N A LY Z I N G A D VA N TA G E S O F south side of the house, giving it the look of a traditional Charleston
DISTRICT OWNED BUS FLEET single house. The intricate spindle work of the balustrade adds high
Victorian drama to this lovely home.
In addition to the foyer, living room and dining room on the first
BY ERICA TAYLOR floor, a kitchen, great room and laundry room complete that level.
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS There are two bedrooms, a study, and two baths on the second floor

T
above the principal first floor rooms. A third bedroom and bath are
he formation of a temporary in student transportation. accessed by the back stairway at the rear of the first floor. The third
Ad Hoc Transportation The Transportation Ad floor has two additional bedrooms, a bathroom and a loft.
Committee was approved Hoc Committee has ten The charming piazzas are accessed via elegant double French
at the December 2018 Board representatives: two community doors from the living and dining rooms and from the second floor
Meeting by the Charleston members (one appointed by the bedrooms and study. The house includes five bathrooms, and
County School District (CCSD) chair and Vice Chair); two parents; gracious 10-foot ceilings and original fireplaces enhance the beauty
Board of Trustees. one student; three school-based of the first two floors. Beautiful heart pine floors bring warmth
The committee is tasked with representatives; two operations throughout the house.
examining the current bus Department employees, and two Sixteen Rutledge is a perfect canvas for our talented team of
transportation contract between board members – Vice Chair Kate designers from Charleston and beyond including: Audrey Wood,
CCSD and Durham School Darby and Board Member Kevin Creekside Interiors, Foyer, Stairwells and Upstairs Hallways Lance
Services. The contract ends on Hollinshead. They will bring their Griffith, CHD Interiors, Living Room Terri Baldwin, TCB Design
June 30, 2021. recommendations to the board in Interiors, Living Room Allyson Kirkpatrick-Clark, Allyson K Designs,
The committee will start June of 2019. Dining Room T. Phillips, Latitude Design Group LLC, Kitchen Sandy
meeting this month to analyze According to Scott, until Ericksen, Sandra Ericksen Design, 2nd Floor Front Bedroom Terry
the comparative advantages of a January of 1997, CCSD ran all Stephenson, Juxtaposition Home & Garden, 2nd Floor Sitting Room
district-owned bus fleet versus a bus operations internally and and 2nd Floor Piazza Shannon Bogan, S Bogan Designs, 2nd Floor
privatized transportation system. experienced difficulty in hiring Master Bedroom and 2nd Floor Piazza Heidi Huddleston, Delicious
They will explore transportation and retaining enough bus drivers Kitchens & Interiors, LLC, Master Bath Kendall Cordina, Cordina
options utilized by districts to service the routes. Services LLC, 2nd Floor Bath Meredith Gale, Noble Lane Interiors,
similar to CCSD and recommend Laidlaw Bus Services was 3rd Floor Playroom Cecilia Murray, Cecil Byrne Gallery, 3rd Floor
the best course of action for the contracted to manage all bus Artist Studio and Gallery Molly Hamrick, Molly Hamrick Interiors,
District for the 2020-2021 school operations in the middle of the 3rd Floor Sitting Room Amandra Kelly and Margaret Lee Moniz,
year. If continued privatization 1996-1997 school year. Laidlaw Indigo Alley Interiors, Main Floor Piazza Linda Greenberg, Linda
is recommended, there will be a also experienced difficulty in Greenberg Landscape & Design, Landscape.
review of the previous bid process hiring enough drivers to meet
and suggested modifications the demand. Since then, First The CSOL is a multi-talented group of more than 250 dedicated
for the 2019 solicitation will Student Inc. and Durham have volunteers whose purpose is to support the Charleston Symphony,
be included in the Request for held the bus transportation encourage talented young musicians and inspire classical music
Proposal. contracts. lovers for generations to come. The CSOL is the largest institutional
“The committee's work is donor to the Symphony, providing over $210,000 last year. The annual
For more information about the
important,” said Executive Symphony Designer Showhouse is the League’s largest fundraiser.
Director of Transportation Jeff ad Hoc committee, contact the Office
of Strategy and Communications For more than 50 years the CSOL has actively supported music
Scott. “It will help set the direction
for how we accomplish our at 843.937.6303. education and funding for the arts, donating more than $33,000 last
mission, and make improvements year to music scholarships and grants in the Lowcountry.

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January 18, 2019 15

Audubon SC urges energy reform in


2019 State Legislature
E X PA N S I O N O F S O L A R E N E R G Y P R O D U C T I O N G O O D F O R B I R D S

BY SARAH MCKENNA
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
udubon South facilities as “pollinator
Carolina is and bird friendly,”—
urging the helping set
South Carolina commercial the
General Assembly to state’s growing
pass an innovative, solar industry on a
comprehensive bird and pollinator-
energy modernization friendly path.
bill that expands Audubon supports
access to solar pragmatic, bipartisan
energy for consumers solutions to advance
and businesses. clean energy policies
Adopting responsible that help birds and
solar energy benefits people. In 2014,
birds and people by Audubon released
preserving the quality its Birds and Climate
of South Carolina’s Change Report,
natural resources, which showed more
stimulating job than half of the bird
creation and the species in North
economy, and America at risk of
providing consumers disappearing by 2080
and businesses with due to shifting and
more energy choices. shrinking ranges as
“This energy a result of a changing
reform bill is a climate. Included in
win-win for people and birds. Our legislature has an opportunity the list of 314 were many found in South Carolina, including the
to diversify the playing field by increasing options within South American Oystercatcher, the Black Skimmer and the Clapper Rail.
Carolina’s energy market. We look forward to supporting House and As part of a grassroots effort to urge legislators to adopt the bill,
Senate leaders on tackling energy reform that reduces energy costs Audubon South Carolina will be working with a broad coalition of
for consumers and businesses and positively supports our state’s industry, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates to
economy, while promoting the welfare of its birds and people, too,” pass comprehensive energy reform in the first 100 Days of the 2019
said Sharon Richardson, Executive Director of Audubon South legislative session that began this week.
Carolina.
The Clean Energy Access Act (S. 332) was introduced this week
by Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). Similar legislation is expected
to be introduced in the House of Representatives. The Clean Energy
Access Act will:
Breac h Inlet Tide Char t
• Eliminate the net metering cap that limits home solar projects;
• Allow large energy consumers that create jobs to contract directly Date High Tide Low Tide
with energy suppliers to save on energy costs;
• Establish a “Consumer Bill of Rights” to ensure South Carolinians Jan 18 4:57am/5:23pm 11:21am/11:24pm
receive fair and transparent energy rates;
Jan 19 5:55am/6:19pm 12:16pm
• Encourage large-scale solar facilities through increased
transparency and streamlining; and Jan 20 6:50am/7:14pm 12:19am/1:08pm
• Create a neighborhood community solar program to expand solar
access to low-income customers. Jan 21 7:43am/8:08pm 1:13am/1:59pm
“Audubon South Carolina thanks Senator Tom Davis for leading Jan 22 8:36am/9:01pm 2:06am/2:49pm
clean energy reform,” said Richardson. “Our 20,000 members across
the state are committed to working with legislators to ensure we Jan 23 9:27am/9:55pm 2:59am/3:39pm
expand solar energy access and make South Carolina a clean energy Jan 24 10:18am/10:51pm 3:53am/4:29pm
leader.”
In last year’s legislative session, Audubon SC worked with partners to Jan 25 11:10am/11:48pm 4:48am/5:20pm
pass H.4727, a bill that reauthorized the South Carolina Conservation Jan 26 12:04pm 5:46am/6:13pm
Bank in perpetuity. Both legislative chambers had overwhelmingly
approved a compromised version of the bill, thereby reaffirming their Jan 27 12:48am/12:59pm 6:47am/7:09pm
commitment to continue South Carolina’s policy of land conservation
providing the opportunity to leverage private and federal investments Jan 28 1:48am/1:56pm 7:49am/8:06pm
for the public benefit. Since 2002, the South Carolina Conservation Jan 29 2:49am/2:54pm 8:52am/9:04pm
Bank has protected nearly 300,000 acres of South Carolina’s
most critical conservation lands and iconic landscapes, including Jan 30 3:47am/3:51pm 9:51am/9:59pm
Audubon’s Beidler Forest Sanctuary in Harleyville, and Silver Bluff Jan 31 4:42am/4:45pm 10:46am/10:51pm
sanctuary near Aiken. Protecting landscapes like Audubon’s Beidler
Forest and Silver Bluff Sanctuary is necessary to safeguarding public
health and wellbeing, attracting tourism and investment to our state
and preserving the South Carolinian heritage and natural resource
Hurricanes, storms etc., are NOT included in the predictions.
based economic drivers.
Tidal current direction changes and tide time predictions can
be very different. Tide predictions are PREDICTIONS; they
In addition, the Audubon-driven Solar Habitat Act passed with can be wrong so use common sense.
unanimous support in the state Senate. This legislation created
voluntary incentive for developers to choose indigenous plants over Source: www.saltwatertides.com
turf or gravel by which commercial solar developers can market their

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January 18 Is l a nd E y e C a l e nda r February 11
ONGOING WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 WHEN: 2-4 p.m. MORE INFO: Check out the MORE INFO: Gather with fellow Sunday, Jan. 27 MORE INFO: Save the Light, Inc. purchase. Tickets are $40 in advance
WHAT: Southbound: Meeting St. MORE INFO: Come play with candidates for best picture book of poets to share and improve your partners with CCPRC for second at the Fire Station, Town Hall, Harris
Photographs of and about the WHEN: 10-11 a.m. our games or bring your own. the year, and cast your vote for your work. 843.883.3914. WHAT: Wild Dunes Presents: A annual race benefitting Morris Teeter and Simmons Seafood. $45
New South MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes 843.883.3914. favorite. 843.883.3914. Conversation with Mary Alice Monroe Island Lighthouse. Both USATF- at the door. Details on-line at bit.
WHERE: Halsey Institute of are designed for toddlers (18 mo – 3 WHERE: Sweetgrass Pavilion certified races begin and end near ly/2AF4tkV.
Contemporary Art yrs) and a parent, grandparent, or Third Friday of the Month WHAT: Sunrise Church Oyster Roast Thursday, Jan. 24-27 WHEN: 2 p.m. the Folly Beach Pier. Half marathon
WHEN: Oct. 19 - March 2 friend to play and explore in The WHERE: Sunrise Presbyterian Church MORE INFO: New York Times is a run-only event; the 5K is open to WHAT: Doggie Day at The Rec
WHAT: Homeschool History Days WHAT: Charleston Jazz Festival bestselling author Mary Alice
MORE INFO: An unprecedented Charleston Museum. With a focus WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m. WHERE: throughout Charleston runners and walkers. To register visit WHERE: IOP Rec Center
on developing fine motor skills, each WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 MORE INFO: Great food Monroe will welcome fellow writers CharlestonCountyParks.com or call WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon
exhibition co-curated by Mark Meeting St. WHEN: various times
Sloan, director and chief curator program includes four craft projects. (oysters, hamburgers, hot Patti Callahan and Lisa Wingate. 843.795.4386. MORE INFO: All things health and
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. MORE INFO: 5th Annual Tickets are $40 each and include
of the Halsey Institute of $6 Members/$9 Non-Members. To dogs, and mac & cheese) and Charleston Jazz Festival will feature wellness for your dog.
register visit CharlestonMuseum.org. MORE INFO: A special program fellowship. Proceeds benefit Youth meet-and-greet, book purchase IOP dog license sales, vaccinations &
Contemporary Art, and Mark Long,
professor of political science, both
for home schooling families. These Missions. Tickets available at
jazz legends and emerging artists.
Artists perform a wide range of
and signing, silent auction, hors Friday, Feb. 8 microchip. FREE pet photos & dog
programs feature one of our field sunrisepresbyterianchurch.org Adults d'oeuvres and refreshments, plus show contest.
of whom are on the faculty of the Thursdays trip classes, a chance to go through styles including Swing, Salsa, Blues, WHAT: Luncheon with Garden
College of Charleston. For info visit $20 ($25 at the door), ages 6-12 $10 signature cocktails provided STAR Therapy announces Canine
WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights the Museum, and an activity. Free Brazilian, the American Songbook by Firefly Distillery. For tickets Historian Linda Holder
SouthboundProject.org. with paid admission. To register visit ($15 at the door), under 6 free. and more. For full lineup visit WHERE: Capt. James Mission Good Citizenship test on site.
(adults) visit WildDunes.com or call Individual testing elements can be
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library CharlestonMuseum.org. CharlestonJazz.com. 843.886.2218. House, 40 East Bay St.
Mondays WHAT: Beach Lovers Book Club: WHEN: 11:30-2 p.m. found at akc.org. More info on the
WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m. “The Hate U Give” (adult) event at IOP.net.
MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun MORE INFO: White House garden
WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle 
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library and fast-paced game of American Tuesday, Jan. 1-30 WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library Friday, Jan. 25 Thursday, Jan. 31 historian Linda Holden, will
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. WHAT: Museum Month MORE INFO: Come for a discussion WHAT: Book Club Discussion: WHAT: Lit After Dark: Out of
provide an intimate look at Rachel
“Bunny” Mellon’s horticultural
Monday, Feb. 11
MORE INFO: Come and share your 843.883.3914. WHERE: Various locations of “The Hate U Give” by Angie The Death of Vishnu: A Novel the Box Series - “Bad Feminist: legacy. Hosted by the Historic WHAT: IOP Clean Up Crew
stories. 843.883.3914. WHEN: Various times Thomas. Light refreshments WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art
  WHAT: Jazz Night Essays” (adult) Charleston Foundation. Visit WHERE: Sign-ins at by city
MORE INFO: Pass grants access to provided. 843.883.3914. WHEN: 1-2:30 p.m. WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library
Tuesdays WHERE: The Refuge, IOP local museums. Check individual MORE INFO: In collaboration HistoricCharleston.org for tickets. restrooms/showers, 1100 block of
WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Palm Blvd.
WHAT: Toddler Storytime sites for scheduled hours of WHAT: Sea Turtle Jam with the Charleston County Public MORE INFO: Come for a discussion
MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library hosts jazz every Thursday night.
operation. Twelve participating WHERE: Awendaw Green, Sewee Outpost Library, the discussion compliments
the current exhibit featuring
of Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Saturday, Feb. 9 MORE INFO: Isle of Palms Cleanup
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. sites. Adult tickets $25, children $10. WHEN: 2-9 p.m. Gay. Call the library for more info, Crew holds trash sweeps the second
Traditional swing tunes, ballads Ticket purchases must be made in MORE INFO: The Rusty Rudder & selections from a major private WHAT: Sullivan’s Fire & Rescue
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, and bossa novas. Singers & horn 843.883.3914. Monday of each month during off-
flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, person at a Charleston Visitor Center. Awendaw Green present 2nd Sea collection of South Asian art in Oyster Roast
players welcome. For info visit Charleston. Contact Becca Hiester WHERE: Big Tin/Fish Fry Shack season. Volunteers clean at least 30
poetry and activities that encourage Turtle Jam to benefit conservation minutes, and afterward can gather at
language skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult)
CharlestonJazz.com.
Saturday, Jan. 19 and protective efforts of our beloved with questions at 843.722.2706 x237 Saturday, Feb. 2 WHEN: 5-8 p.m.
a local restaurant. City parking free
843.883.3914. sea turtles. Live music, local pit fired or rhiester@gibbesmuseum.org. MORE INFO: Proceeds of the
Fridays WHAT: Save the Light Half annual oyster roast benefit the in off-season. Follow Isle of Palms
WHAT: Caldecotts Rock! oysters, Brunswick Stew, and raffle. Marathon & 5K Cleanup Crew on Facebook for
Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue
Wednesdays WHAT: Board Game Afternoon
(family)
(children) Visit AwendawGreen.com. Saturday, Jan. 26 WHERE: Folly Beach Pier Squad. All-you-can-eat oysters more.
WHAT: Toddler Days WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHEN: 8:30 a.m. with other food and beverages for
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHAT: Creative Writing Club
Monday, Jan. 21 (children 6-11)
WHAT: The Charleston Eclypse WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library
Ensemble WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Rodenberg Chapel, Franke MORE INFO: Do you love to
at Seaside write? Join the monthly writing
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. club to write and share your work
MORE INFO: The Charleston Music with friends. Call for more info,
Club presents the faculty ensemble 843.883.3914.
of the Charleston Academy of
Music; 8 performers specializing WHAT: 36th Annual Charlie
in music of the past century. Free Post Classic
program will feature a world WHERE: Middle St. at Station 15
premiere by Chee-Hang See, songs WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
by Bernstein, a Concerto for Flute MORE INFO: The Charleston
and String Quartet by Moross and Running Club’s 5K and 15K honors
more. Visit CharlestonMusicClub. Dr. Charlie Post, head of the College
org or call 603.930.5649. of Charleston’s student health
services, and the school’s team
physician for varsity sports until his
Tuesday, Jan. 22 untimely death in 1984. The event
funds the Club’s annual scholarship
WHAT: POE-etry Writers Group in his memory through the athletic
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library department of the CoC. Info and
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. registration online at bit.ly/2TAKfj6,
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
island eats
meals. Open 7 days a week. Delivery Pizza 450
Specializing in local and sustainable available. $ Sizable pizza joint serving hefty pies and
seafood. All Altantic Ocean sourced 882-8088 housemade ice cream, plus breakfast &
Seafood. $$-$$$ thecoopsi.com coffee. $$
886-FISH (3474) 2019 Middle St, Sullivan's Island 2213-B Middle St, Sullivan's Island
31 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms 450pizza.com
The Dinghy 843.789.4107
Beard Cat’s Laid back Key West Vibe, great food
Gelato made from locally sourced options, unique beers on tap, spacious Pizza Hut
ingredients, and coffee shop that sits side porch, and live music. $-$$ Now serving Isle of Palms in the Harris
below Obstinate Daughter. $ 242-8310 Teeter shopping center. Deliver right to
416-5020 dinghyiop.com your door or get carryout. $
beardcatsweetshop.com 8 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms 886-5759
2063 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island order.pizzahut.com
Dunleavy’s Pub 1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms
Ben & Jerry’s Set in a cabin like building, this Irish
Enjoy an array of ice cream flavors, from bar stages weekly live folk, country & Poe’s Tavern
Chocolate Therapy, to Peach Cobbler on acoustic music. $-$$ Famous for their gourmet burgers and
Isle of Palms’ Front Beach. $ 883-9646 chicken sandwiches, this Poe-inspired
886-6314 dunleavysonsullivans.com eatery also features great deals on fresh
benandjerrys.com 2213 Middle St., Sullivan's Island fish tacos. $$
your island hair salon 1009 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms 883-0083
High Thyme longislandcafesc.com
843-883-9101 The Boathouse A small island bistro, with a wide range 2210 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island
2205 Middle St, Sullivan's Island Fresh, local seafood, and phenomenal of dishes, from seafood, tapas on Tuesday,
sunset views from the upper deck on and a Sunday brunch. $$-$$$ Republic Ice Cream
Breach Inlet. $$-$$$ 883-3536 Local ice cream shop serving homemade
886.8000 highthymecuisine.com ice cream and local Charleston coffee. $
boathouserestaurants.com 2213 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island republicicecream.com
101 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms 2120 Middle St., Sullivans Island
Home Team BBQ
Cafe Paname Not limited to barbeque, this casual eatery Saltworks Dockside Deli
Family owned and operated coffee shop also serves salads, wraps, tacos, and Located inside the Isle of Palms Marina
serving locally roasted coffee. $$ quesadillas, Sunday Brunch. $$ Market, come enjoy breakfast, smoothies,
885-6303 883-3131 and sandwiches. $-$$
www.facebook.com/cafepanameiop teamteambbq.com 883-3355
1202 Palm Blvd., A, Isle of Palms 2209 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island saltworkscc.com
50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms
Chills 360 Mex1
Dallas based shop serving Thai inspired Hip eatery serving Mexican favorites, Seabiscuit Cafe
rolled ice cream. $ including tacos & tortas, with an island A bright, cozy cafe with nautical touches
242-8469 vibe. Live music, outdoor seating. $$ serving a simple menu of homestyle
www.chills360.com 882-8172 breakfast & lunch. $-$$
1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms mex1coastalcantina.com facebook.com/seabiscuitcafeiop
2205 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island 21 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms
Coconut Joe’s &
Island Joe’s Coffee Morgan Creek Grill Sullivan’s
Spectacular views of the Atlantic on the Relax with a front row seat on the Grab a casual dinner of fried flounder or
rooftop bar and live music every night Intracoastal Waterway while enjoying crab cakes in a cozy atmosphere as well
during the summer. $-$$. Island Joe’s fresh seafood and southern hospitality. $$ as lunch on the weekends. $$
next door featuring coffee and ice cream. 886-8980 883-3222
$ morgancreekgrill.com saltstation22.com
886-0046 8040 1st Ave, Isle of Palms 2019 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island
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1120 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms The Obstinate Daughter Windjammer
Restaurant serving contemporary Lively spot with a bar menu, a deck
The Co-Op Southern cuisine, pizza & pasta in a overlooking the water, and beach volleyball
A gourmet deli specializing in breakfast rustic, coastal-inspired space. court out back.$-$$
and lunch sandwiches as well as local $$-$$$ 886-8596
coffee. Enjoy pantry staples including 416-5020 the-windjammer.com
beer and wine along with locally made theobstinatedaughter.com 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms
products and house made take and go 2063 Middle St,Sullivan’s Island

Bacco
off-island eats
388-3654 and deli sandwiches. $
Regional Italian restaurant featuring eggsupgrill.com 971-8830
fresh pastas, fior di latte mozzarella and 2664 Highway 17N, Mt. Pleasant facebook.com/notjustfranksatace
Neapolitan style pizzas from the wood 3008 N Highway 17, Mt Pleasant
burning oven. $$$ Ghost Monkey Nano Brewery
843.884.6969 Features a consistent rotation of locally Rusty Rudder
baccocharleston.com brewed beer made in Mount Pleasant. Easygoing hangout offering American
976 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant Taproom, live music, food. $$ eats such as BBQ, seafood & steak, plus a
843.352.3462 bar & outdoor seats. $$
Bistro Toulouse ghostmonkeybrewery.com 843.388.3177
Parisian-style nook serving seasonal, 522 Wando Ln, Mt Pleasant rustyruddermtp.com
regional French dishes with a modern 3563 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant
twist, plus global wines. $-$$ H&R Sweet Shop
216-3434 Famous redfish and rice, fried chicken, Sewee Restaurant
bistrotoulouse.com shrimp, bbq ribs. $ Southern-style seafood & other fried fare
1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant 843.884.2118 in a casual joint with checkered tables &
102 Royall Ave, Mt Pleasant homey decor. $$
Bon Banh Mi 843.928.3609
Southeast Asian Cuisine, Rice Bowls, Jack's Cosmic Dogs seeweerestaurantinc.com
Noodles, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Kitschy space-themed spot serving hot 4808 N Hwy 17, Awendaw
Vegetarian Options $ dogs topped with creative condiments,
388-7080 plus sides & ice cream. $ Stack’s Coastal Kitchen
banhbonmi.com 884-7677 Join us for lunch, where we offer fresh
1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant jackscosmicdogs.com soup, salads, and sandwiches. Enjoy
2805 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant dinner in a casual bistro-style setting, nice
Eggs Up Grill selection and outdoor seating. $$
Relaxed chain serving a menu of Not Just Franks 843.388.6968
breakfast, burgers & sandwiches in a Quick and tasty breakfast and lunch stand. stackscoastalkitchen.com
colorful setting. $-$$ Egg sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, grilled 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
January 18, 2019 19
FINANCIAL FOCUS
Insurance can protect your aspirations
BY DIMI MATOUCHEV
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

Y
ou probably already know trust as part of your estate plans.
that life insurance can protect A revocable living trust helps
your family if something were you avoid the time-consuming,
to happen to you. But you might expensive and public process of
not realize the many ways in which probate. And, among other benefits,
insurance can help you preserve a living trust allows you to distribute
your plans for the future, whether your financial assets over time, and
for yourself, the next generation, in amounts that you specify, which
or those charitable groups you may be quite appealing, if, for
support. example, you’d rather not give your
Specifically, life insurance can children a large amount of money at
potentially help you address several once. Life insurance can help fund
areas, including the following: your living trust, you just need to
• Help in covering final name the trustee (which may well
expenses – The proceeds of be yourself while you’re alive) as the
a life insurance policy can owner and beneficiary of the policy.
provide immediate funds at However, you will need to consult
the time of your death to pay with your legal advisor before
for your funeral costs, your creating and funding a living trust.
debts and your final income • Help cover long-term care costs
taxes. – You may never need any type of long-term care, but if you
• Transfer wealth (with potential tax advantages) – Some do, you’ll find it quite expensive. It now costs, on average,
wealth transfer vehicles carry significant tax consequences. more than $100,000 per year for a private room in a nursing
But the proceeds from life insurance are typically free of income home, according to the 2018 Cost of Care Survey, produced by
tax, so if your death benefit is $1 million, your heirs will receive Genworth, an insurance company. Medicare typically pays little
the full $1 million. (Consult with your tax advisor about all of these costs, so the burden will fall on you. To avoid using
potential tax consequences beneficiaries might face.) up your financial assets or, even worse, having to rely on your
• Provide charitable gifts – You can use life insurance in adult children for help, you may want to purchase insurance.
various ways to support charitable organizations. One option Some life insurance plans offer long-term care coverage, either
is to donate a policy you may no longer need. Either you or the through a special “rider” or by accelerating your death benefit,
charity would continue paying the premiums, but the charity but you might also want to consider a traditional long-term
would become both the owner and beneficiary of your policy. care insurance policy.
Alternatively, you could purchase a permanent life insurance As you can see, one of the most flexible tools you have is life
policy and donate it to the charity, which could then use the insurance. Start thinking soon about how you can put it to work.
policy’s cash value when you’re alive and receive the death
Dimi Matouchev is a financial advisor with Edward Jones, located
benefit when you die.
• Help fund a revocable living trust – Depending on your at 1505 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms. For more information, call
situation, you might want to establish a revocable living 843.886.9229 or visit EdwardJones.com.
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