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

Author Series Home Team hosts


shares Rock the Block
inspirations BBQ BENEFITS HOGS FOR THE CAUSE

MARY ALICE MONROE


TA L K S W I T H F R I E N D S
AND COLLEAGUES

BY EMMA WOODHAM
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

Participants in the 12th Annual Wild Dunes Author


Series, l-r: Lisa Wingate, Patti Callahan Henry and
Mary Alice Monroe.
PHOTO BY BARBARA BERGWERF

T
hree New York Times bestselling
authors spent the afternoon of
Sunday, Jan. 27 sharing about The 2018 Rock the Block party at 126 Williman St. PHOTO COURTESY OF HOME TEAM BBQ
their latest novels at the 12th Wild Dunes
Author Series.
Mary Alice Monroe invited two of her BY MEGAN BROWN
close friends, Lisa Wingate and Patti FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
Callahan Henry, to Wild Dunes for the

H
event. Henry has participated in the event
ome Team BBQ presents the second Jones BBQ (Ayden, North Carolina), as well
several times in past years.
annual block party benefitting Hogs for as local talents Shuai & Corrie Wang of Short
“This is a lucky day, because if we
the Cause, Rock the Block. The free- Grain, chef Bob Cook of Edmund’s Oast, and
weren’t pals, I don’t think these ladies
to-attend, family-friendly event will take place offerings from the ladies of Goat.Sheep.Cow.
would have been able to be here today,”
on Saturday, Feb. 23. Gather on Williman St. Palmetto Brewing Company will be onsite
Monroe said.
in Charleston to revel in food, drink, music & pouring a handful of brews, including the
All three women are good friends and
more in support of the fight against pediatric Home Team collaborative “Nose to Ale,” and
met through the literary world. Patti
cancer. will be debuting the new “Idle Speed” and
Callahan Henry first heard of Mary Alice
Festival-goers can expect a variety of eats “Nice & Brite” varietals. Other drinks available
Monroe from Marjorie Wentworth, the
from acclaimed pitmasters Jonathan and for purchase will be provided by beverage
famed South Carolina poet, who told her
Justin Fox of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q (Atlanta,
Authors continues on page 4 Ga.), chef Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol Party continues on page 6
(Atlanta, Ga.), pitmaster Sam Jones of Sam

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CIVIC
February 1, 2019

Isle of Palms Mayor’s Message


I
hope and wish that everyone must address in the next several of the improvements to three of
had a great holiday season years. For example, the Public the island’s major outfalls located
and brought in 2019 with Safety Building needs significant at the end of 30th Avenue, 36th
optimism. The Isle of Palms repairs. The City has awarded a Avenue and 41st Avenue. Once
started 2018 with a new Council contract to Trident Construction the outfalls are improved, the
that is aware of our challenges to undertake Phase I of this City still has a lot of work to do in
and remains committed to rehabilitation project. Phase I the canals and drainage systems
forward thinking. involves inspecting the building that take the water to the basins
The City has begun working and conducting selective, of the outfalls. The cost of the
on the FY20 budget process exploratory demolition to Phase III Drainage project is
earlier than ever. The Ways and determine the source of the issues estimated at $4M.
Means Committee held the first to then develop a construction City Council is not only
Budget Workshop in December strategy for the repairs. evaluating all revenue sources
where we discussed the City’s Also, improving the drainage available to the City but will
current financial situation and infrastructure remains one of also address expenses. This
economic outlook. There are our top priorities. Thomas and month, City Council approved
several key projects that the City Hutton is working on the design changing the parking rates of
the Municipal Parking Lots and
the metered on-street parking on
Ocean Blvd. Between March 1
and October 31, the parking fees
Jimmy Carroll.
in the Municipal parking lot will
be $10 Monday-Friday and $12 facing us going forward.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Don’t miss any of the upcoming
The hourly rate for on-street special events! The award-
parking will be $2.00 per hour, a winning Doggie Day at the Rec is
.50¢ increase. It is estimated that coming up on Saturday, Feb. 9
parking rate changes will increase at 9 a.m. We’ll be offering rabies
the City’s parking revenues by vaccinations ($10), microchips
approximately $313,000. ($30), IOP dog licenses ($5), and
As we move forward in the FY20 so much more. Coming up on Mar.
budget process, I encourage all 9 is the all-time favorite, Front
of you to stay engaged with your Beach Fest starting at noon. The
councilmembers and your local Shem Creek Boogie Band and the
government. Stay connected via Blackwater Rhythm and Blues
the City’s website at IOP.net where Band are set to perform.
we post the meeting agendas,
minutes, videos and audio. We Jimmy Carroll, Mayor
promise to be transparent every jcarroll@iop.net | 843.452.1200
step of the way with everything
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Publisher of the
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MEETING JANUARY 15 and The Island Connection

BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

T
here was little by way of and the backup to Battery Logan “While it may not fully qualify
preamble to the Jan. 15 concerns me on a couple points. as a wetland, that field is a
meeting of the Sullivan’s “Joe Henderson is well aware special place and the prudence of
Island Town Council. Attendance of the distress of my neighbors at Town Council all those years ago
was back to pre-holiday levels. 1607, 1611, and 1615 Poe Ave. (the paid off. There are LOTS of frogs Lynn Pierotti
Mayor Patrick O’Neil dispatched Walshes, Cynthia Holmes, and and toads that live in that field. lynn@luckydognews.com
parliamentary procedures, and the Jefferies) regarding the severe I know because I go there every publisher
reviewed the rules for making flooding of their properties during time it rains in summer and fall,
citizen’s comments. He said heavy rains. Their presence and just to listen to their symphony of Katy Calloway
remarks should be addressed to vocal concerns at the December voices… katy@luckydognews.com
managing editor
Council and adhere to a strict 2 19, 2018, DRB meeting called “Please don't rush into
minute time limit. into question any major building anything. Let's do a storm-water Jennifer Tuohy
Alice Taylor introduced herself changes in that vicinity which study of the area to make sure it jennifer@luckydognews.com
as a former Sullivan’s Island would create conditions where won't push more water onto the contributing editor
resident, and attorney for Karen more storm water flowed onto properties between Atlantic and
and Dean Schmelter. The pool those properties… In the area Poe Aves., and give neighbors a Swan Richards
her clients installed at 3217 around that block, drainage chance to comment on whether senior graphic designer
Middle St. in 2012 required ditches fill quickly and water they really want a playing field
Alejandro Ferreyros
a variance at odds with Town stays for days, rather than being more than a natural habitat that graphic designer
ordinances, which were updated carried away. is a bit quiet now, but teeming
in the interim. Prospective buyers “… Battery Logan serves with life whenever the rains Lori McGee 843-614-0901
of the Schmelter’s home were as a retaining pond for our come,” read parts of Schweitzer’s advertising executive
reluctant to proceed for fear neighborhood, protecting already letter, which she could only refer
the updated ordinances would low-lying properties from storm- to while complying with the time Christian LeBlanc
require retroactive compliance at water runoff, and as a barrier limit. christian@luckydognews.com
social media
their expense. Taylor asked for a for storm surge. It is bound by Schweitzer’s comments came at
vote of Council to rectify the issue. [a] poorly maintained ditch along the end of a parade of comments, Gregg Bragg
She didn’t get it at the time of station 16… to add significant echoing those made by Cynthia Mimi Wood
her request, but Council seemed filler to this field and raise the Holmes, Michael Bourland, staff writers
willing to address the issue in the property will create more problems Joe Church (husband of
near future. than it mitigates, especially if its Councilmember Sarah Church), •
Resident Dolores Schweitzer only real purpose is to give a little John Linton, John Kasich and
came prepared, having already more level ground for people to Bob Tressler. CONTRIBUTORS
sent a letter “regarding the walk or play games. Town Council then read
recently deposited piles of dirt in “Another point of concern ordinance 2018-09 for the third
the field by the station 16 beach regards some silent, but time. The measure is an effort EMMA C. WOODHAM
path… [to] everyone.” nevertheless present residents of to keep Sullivan’s Island safer MEGAN BROWN
“I have no objection to a pile of that field… Linda Lovvorn Tucker and restricts beverage containers MIKE WALSH
dirt been placed in that location was town administrator, on the on beaches described as; “It SUSAN MIDDAUGH
for neighbors to have a source planning commission, and they shall be unlawful for any person JENNIFER RICHARD
for sandbags in the event of an were looking for a place to put to have in his possession any NANDINI MCCAULEY
emergency, or for other yard yard debris after the town dump beer, or wine, or other alcoholic CHARLOTTE PARK
projects. I also have no problem had been cleaned up. The field beverages, whether in an opened DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY
with passive recreational use in behind Battery Logan seemed like or closed and sealed container, on
that field,” began Schweitzer. a good place, until it became clear any of the beaches of the Town of •
“However, the plan to fill in the that as little as 6 inches of fill
field between the maritime forest would smother hibernating frogs. Council continues on page 4 PUBLISHED BY
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1920-1950. During that thirty-year Wingate’s inbox began to fill with years, she conducted extensive Henry and Gresham continued
Authors continues from cover
span, Tann adopted out thousands emails from other survivors, many research on Davidman and her to email back and forth and
that she needed to meet Monroe. of children, often separating them of whom wanted to share what life, even taking a trip to England eventually established a
Eventually, Monroe invited Henry from loving parents when she had little information they had about to learn more. friendship. When he traveled to
to stay on Isle of Palms. the children abducted from their their own adoptions. Finally, one “I think ideas tap you on the the U.S., she found out he was in
“The first time I met her was homes. Many children who didn’t year after the release of Before shoulder,” Henry said. Asheville, North Carolina, and she
when I knocked on her front door behave or adapt disappeared and We Were Yours, Wingate helped Monroe responded by saying she drove up to meet him. He shared
with a suitcase in my hand,” Henry are presumed to have been killed. organize a reunion for survivors believes that Henry was chosen to many stories with her, several of
said. “So many people say that they and their families, all of whom write this specific story. which Henry included in the book.
Henry and Wingate met because read the book and thought it was gathered together. “I think Joy Davidman chose Ultimately, Gresham granted her
their books were being published ridiculous, until they read the “They came together to reclaim you,” Monroe said. permission to publish Becoming
around the same time, and Henry Author’s Note that says the book their history,” Wingate said. While writing the novel, Henry Mrs. Lewis and has since praised
emailed Wingate to introduce is based on true events. They’re Wingate is now working on tried not to think about the her book during an interview on
herself. Over the years, they’ve shocked,” Wingate said. a non-fiction book about this possibility that Douglas Gresham, the Read-Aloud Revival podcast.
formed a friendship, and Wingate Wingate was first inspired to subject, and it is set to be released the only surviving child of Joy “When I was writing this book, I
later met Monroe at a book festival. write about the true events that in late 2019. Davidman and the sole executor knew it was different. I didn’t know
“We spend lots of time happened under Tann’s authority Patti Callahan Henry had a of the C.S. Lewis estate, might if it was going to be big, but I just
brainstorming our books together,” when she was pulling an all- similar moment of certainty when not approve of the book. When knew I had to do it,” Henry said.
Monroe said. nighter to meet a deadline for she decided to write Becoming her agent was shopping around Following the conversation,
Both Wingate and Henry another novel she was writing. Mrs. Lewis, the true story of Joy for publishers, they allowed guests were treated to hors
released historical fiction novels “I turned the TV on at two in the Davidman, the woman known the publishing company’s legal d’oeuvres and had the opportunity
in 2018, both featuring strong morning, and I saw this Discovery primarily as the wife of C.S. Lewis. team to figure out the details. to meet the authors and get their
women, and both books have show about deadly women, and “I was feeling stuck one day with Gresham, however, reached out books signed. Buxton Books was
received numerous accolades. they were talking about Georgia my writing, and a friend asked to Henry after learning that she on hand for the event, selling all
Before We Were Yours, Wingate’s Tann. I immediately started me what I would write about if had been researching his mother three authors’ books. Proceeds
Author and environmental advocate, Mary
novel, focuses on the fictional digging into it,” Wingate said. I could write about anything. I at the Wade Center in Chicago. from a silent auction at the event as Alice Monroe.
life of a woman who survived During her research for the immediately said, ‘Joy Davidman’. At the advice of her agent, Henry well as a portion of the ticket sales PHOTO BY BARBARA BERGWERF
the Tennessee Children’s Home book, Wingate interviewed two And I just got this feeling up the answered him truthfully, telling were donated to Reading Partners,
Society, an illegally operated survivors of the Tennessee back of my neck,” Henry said. him that she was looking to honor an organization that works with event and reminded everyone that
orphanage in Tennessee. Georgia Children’s Home Society who went Henry told herself she didn’t and respect his mother by telling children who struggle to master Henry’s new book, The Favorite
Tann, the woman in charge through the system as babies, write historical fiction, but she her extraordinary story. basic reading. Dr. Katie Qualls, Daughter, and her own book, The
of the children’s home, stole neither of whom wanted to be eventually decided to write the “He probably thought I had an the Program Director, encouraged Summer Guests, will be released in
and kidnapped children in the named or tied to the story. After book in secret without telling her altar to her somewhere,” Henry the guests to considering donating June. Wingate’s non-fiction work
Memphis, Tennessee area from her book was published, however, publisher. Over the course of three said. their time to Reading Partners by will be released sometime in the
volunteering to be mentors in local fall.
schools.
Allen (Dick) Novak - February 6, with the next pay period. engineering work. “We need to Monroe thanked everyone,
Council continues from page 3 Deborah Carter McGibbon - March The HVAC system is in need know what the timeline is by especially Wingate and Henry,
Sullivan’s Island, including those 16, Ellen McClure DaVega - April of repairs and Benke said details February,” cautioned Sewer and for taking the time to attend the
Lisa Wingate, author of bestselling novel, Before We Were Yours. unpaved rights-of-way which 16, Anne Therese Graham, May will be available for discussion at Water department manager, Greg
PHOTO BY RYAN WOODHAM traverse the sand dunes and 11, Kerry Frank Goeden, June 18, a soon to be scheduled meeting. Gress. Approval of the funds
beaches of the Town of Sullivan’s Wayt Timberlake Watterson (Tim) He added that the Town’s mutual will streamline permitting and
Island.” The measure received - July 18, Lodema Richardson aid agreement was ready, and have the project “shovel ready,”
unanimous support. Adams - September 17, John concluded by saying staff is urged Smith. The finds were
Remaining action items Miles Jordan, Jr. - October 29, reviewing the Hunley-Housatonic unanimously approved.
included; a unanimous vote Gloria Jean McAlhany Howard - Memorial Parade application. The Council then broke for executive
against a request from an island December 6, Sheran Joy Bebergal event is planned for Feb. 17. session to consider a number
resident to extend the privacy Goldberg Rittenberg - December Reporting for the Finance of legal/personnel matters, as
fence used to mask the Poe Ave. 28, and Ethel Swain Backus - Committee, the Mayor cautioned well as consideration of a bid for
sewer line replacement project, December 30, 2018. there are some red (e.g. negative renewal from Republic Services for
and unanimous approval of the Town Administrator Andy connotation) numbers on page solid waste/recycling. The Town
previous month’s Town Council Benke had a busy report. He 67 of the Town’s financial report. has been paying $14,000 annually
meeting minutes. said the “owner review drawings” He clarified, however, that the for Republic’s services since 2012.
Mayor O’Neil opened his for work at the fire station were numbers were actually the sort of The proposed rate going forward
remarks with the tradition of delayed until the end of the month “red” you wanted, as they denoted will be $17,500. As of this writing,
recognizing residents who passed pending completion of associated fund balances on projects which there is was no confirmation of
away the previous year. A moment specifications. He also said staff finished below target. approval from the Town.
of silence was observed in honor members Ryan Moulton of the Councilmember Bachman There being no further business,
of 15 residents including; Kevin police department, and Andrew Smith said the sewer replacement the meeting was adjourned.
Charles Moore - January 3, Eloise Williams with the water and sewer along Poe Ave. is 85% complete, The next regular meeting of the
Morrow Tennyson - January 6, J. department, have both completed but has experienced some change Sullivan’s Island Town Council is
Reid Anderegg - January 19, Mabel their probationary periods in orders. He then urged action on scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 at
T. Newman - January 28, Richard outstanding fashion and will be the Middle St. leg of the project 6 p.m.
moving to full-time status effective and asked for $36,000 for the

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Oral history project goes live


BGCC CONTINUES DECADES LONG PROJECT

BY MIKE WALSH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

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n 1997 the late Make the rebirth of Battery Gadsden abstracted and time indexed so Island Oral History Collection
Macmurphy, founder of what Cultural Center in 2014 the idea that future authors, researchers was live. Anyone can now enjoy
is now Battery Gadsden soon resurfaced. But the field of and others interested in island seeing and hearing the memories
Cultural Center, conceived oral history had moved on. There history can more easily find of individuals with long ties to
the idea of an oral history of were national organizations, various topics. Then comes the the island on their computer.
Sullivan's Island. With the standards and “best practices” in ultimate question – where will Since then an eighth interview
assistance of Jeri England and oral history. Extensive textbooks all this be stored so it can be has been added, a ninth is
Susannah Smith Miles, long had been written on “how to do” accessed? The downside of video being edited and many more are
time islanders were videotaped oral history. Taking all of this projects is the file size. It takes anticipated. So far, the collection
reminiscing about island history, into consideration, a decision a lot of memory to store video includes conversations with
culture and daily life. Those was made to give oral history versus audio. Fortunately at this people such as Roy Williams,
many hours of video were edited, another try with all the modern point BGCC was introduced to Father Lawrence McInerny
assembled and woven together standards. Most oral history the Low Country Digital Library, and Bryan Rowell. If you would
with Miles' script to create The collections to be found are done as housed in the Addlestone Library like to explore the Battery
Island Remembered, a 45-minute purely audio projects, but based on the College of Charleston Gadsden Cultural Center oral
production in VHS format. In partially on the popularity of campus. This was already home history project collection, visit
many an island home today can Macmurphy's original videotape, to many oral history collections, lcdl.library.cofc.edu/content/
still be found a copy of that tape Battery Gadsden decided to try though none of them in video sullivan%E2%80%99s-island-
tucked away on a shelf, even their project in video format. Not format. Working with Tyler oral-history-collection.
though the owner may no longer only would that allow the viewer Mobley and Leah Worthington
If you or someone you know has
have a VHS machine on which to the obvious advantage of seeing at the digital library, Battery
play it. the speaker, but it would also Gadsden found an excellent “a story to tell” about their or their
After Macmurphy's death allow the inclusion of photos and partner willing to take on their family's connection to Sullivan's
and the resultant dormancy of other mementos that could be first video collection. Island, put them in touch with
the Cultural Center, the idea edited into the file. Seven interviews were Battery Gadsden Cultural Center,
of recording oral histories on The filming is just the first videoed and processed. Then on batterygadsden@gmail.com.
Sullivan's Island went no further step though. The interview then December 14th, 2018, the good
for many years. However, with must be transcribed, edited, news arrived. The Sullivan's

bounce house will be installed families. The event serves as available for purchase for $95
Party continues from cover
onsite as families are encouraged the premier fundraiser for Home per person. A VIP pass grants
partners Larceny Bourbon, Deep to attend. Admittance to Rock the Team’s support of Hogs for the access to the event’s courtyard,
Eddy Vodka, Altos Tequila, Virgil Block is free to the public, but Cause, in addition to multiple where ticket holders can enjoy
Kaine, and Underwood. donations will be appreciated at pop-up events at the restaurant, all-you-can-eat food offerings
Live entertainment will be the entrance. limited-time special menu items, from F.I.G.’s Jason Stanhope,
provided throughout the day, Proceeds from Rock the Block and the restaurant’s “Round Up” Minero’s Wesley Grubbs, and
with performances by singer- 2019 benefit Hogs for the Cause, campaign. Home Team BBQ, in addition
songwriter Elise Testone (with a non-profit organization that “Home Team BBQ has been to drinks from Edmund’s Oast
The Led Zeppelin Tribute), helps alleviate the emotional involved with Hogs for the Cause mixologist Jayce McConnell. Kids
Drivin N Cryin’s Kevn Kinney and financial strain experienced for four years now,” says owner VIP tickets are also available for
and headliner Great Peacock all by children and their families and chef/pitmaster Aaron Siegel. $25 per person, allowing each
taking the stage, presented by during the fight against pediatric “We teamed up with our pals Fox his or her choice of food from
Larceny Bourbon. cancer. With the community’s Bros. and Taqueria del Sol out the VIP courtyard or selections
Attendees may also purchase support, the first annual Rock of Atlanta in 2014 for the New off of Home Team’s regular kid’s
raffle tickets for the chance to the Block event raised over Orleans festival and have been menu.
win a variety of prizes, from a $25,000 of the $40,000 that doing our best to contribute To purchase VIP tickets to the
YETI cooler, a Larceny electric Home Team proudly donated in on behalf of our team for this 2019 Rock the Block, please email
guitar, to a medium Big Green 2018 alone, encouraging higher amazing cause ever since.” info@hometeambbq.com. For more
Egg, all presented by celebrity goals for this year’s event as well For those looking for an info about Hogs for the Cause visit
emcee Marcus Amaker. as plans for larger grants to be exclusive experience, a limited HogsForTheCause.org.
Lastly, a kids’ zone inflatable allocated to Charleston-based number of VIP tickets are

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Hunley: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


B G C C P R E S E N TAT I O N O N P E R S I S TA N T M Y S T E R Y

BY SUSAN MIDDAUGH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
he Confederate submarine, Center in North Charleston have
H. L. Hunley, is an essential worked to transform a mud-filled,
part of Sullivan’s Island barnacle-encrusted shell back to
history that is remembered the maritime marvel-of-its-time
each February, for it was on the that the submarine was designed
night of February 17, 1864, that to be. What has been achieved to
the Hunley departed Sullivan’s date? What is the current status
Island and sank the USS of the Hunley? What is the plan
Housatonic, a Union warship for its future?
Charleston Harbor. The Hunley Frank Johnson is an Airforce
then vanished with her crew of veteran and Charleston resident
eight, leaving behind a mystery: who has worked with the Hunley
Why did the Hunley sink? Where Project for 5 years including
was it? Would it ever be found? 3 years as a volunteer for the
Lost for over a century, the archeology team and as a weekend
Hunley was located in 1995 by tour guide. As the Program
author Clive Cussler and raised and Outreach Manager, Frank
on Aug. 8, 2000. oversees the volunteer program,
What has been learned in the schools education programs,
18 years since the Hunley was group tours and public outreach.
recovered? What do we know at This event is free and open to
present about why it sank? To the public. Co-sponsored by the
find out, plan to attend what National Park Service and Battery
promises to be an exceptionally The fate of the H.L. Hunley continues to be a mystery. Gadsden Cultural Center.
interesting talk on Thursday, PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF THE HUNLEY More information online at
Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Stella BatteryGadsden.com or email
Maris Parish Hall. present discoveries about the its sinking. batterygadsden@gmail.com, or
Frank Johnson, the Programs H.L. Hunley’s design and clues In these 18 years, an call 843.906.0091.
and Outreach Manager for that have been pieced together in international team of scientists at
Friends of the Hunley will the effort to solve the mystery of the Warren Lasch Conservation

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Concert to benefit Music Fest


HALOS continues
DUKE PITCHFORKS AND CHARLESTON
P L A N TAT I O N S I N G E R S O N E N I G H T O N LY
chamber
BY JENNIFER RICHARD music
FOR THE ISLAND EYE
season
BY NANDINI MCCAULEY
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
he 2nd Monday Series will
host Charleston Music
Fest, both part of the Natalia Khoma – Volodymyr Vynnytsky
College of Charleston School of Duo. PHOTO PROVIDED
the Arts, for a night of intimate
chamber music on Monday, Feb. orchestras and premier chamber
11. Graduates of the prestigious music series throughout the
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2 , 6:30-8:30 p.m. Moscow Conservatory, faculty United States and Europe. With
duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and performances which have been
WHERE: Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. hailed around the world as “most
MORE INFO: $25 general admission/$20 students & seniors Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano)
will present a versatile concert of excellent,” “perfectly controlled
Tickets at CharlestonHALOS.org or call 843.990.9564 works by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van and beautifully expressive,”
Beethoven, Carlo Alfredo Piatti “magical…deeply touching,”
The 2019 Duke Pitchforks. and Myroslav Skoryk, plus the “with virtuosity and admirable
PHOTO PROVIDED feeling,” “passion, profundity and

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beloved Rococo variations for
he Duke Pitchforks return to of music for people of all ages. Cello by Peter Tchaikovsky. poignancy,” “cellist pianist solo
Charleston for the ninth year Thanks to sponsorships by the Natalia Khoma – Volodymyr soulmates,” the Duo is a most
in a performance benefiting Charleston Jewish Community Vynnytsky Duo is the unique electrifying musical partnership.
families where grandparents are Center, Without Walls and Page team of two virtuoso soloists Housed within the College
raising grandchildren to keep Bullington, all proceeds from this from the same city and with of Charleston School of the
them out of foster care. evening will benefit children and a similar background. Both Arts, CofC Concerts includes
Each year, the all-male families served by HALOS. were born in Lviv, Ukraine, four extraordinary series:
a capella group from Duke HALOS is non-profit studied at the prestigious International Piano Series,
University delights the audience organization that improves Moscow Conservatory, and are
with a range of songs from outcomes for children who are Magnetic South, Charleston Music
International Competitions
contemporary hits to old placed in the care of relatives winners. Each has a Fest and 2nd Monday Series,
standards. The Pitchforks' past 2 when their own parents cannot distinguished career as a soloist, featuring international, national
albums have each won the CARA care for them. HALOS is the recitalist and chamber musician, and regional artists. Visit CofC
award for Best Male Collegiate only program in the tri-county and has appeared individually Concerts at music.cofc.edu/
Album in the nation. area that supports these and as a duo with major concerts.
Charleston's own Plantation kinship caregivers and their
Singers, one of the most families through intensive case WHEN: Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
renowned gospel groups in the management, home visits, WHERE: Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St.
southeast, are also performing. support groups, and resource
Don't miss this incredible night and referral services. MORE INFO: Tickets $15 at the door or online at go.cofc.edu/cmf

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February 1, 2019 9

Save Crab Bank reaches its goal


BARRIER ISLAND FRIENDS OF CRAB BANK AWARD $50,000 TO PROJECT

STAFF REPORT
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

Rick Reed, center, presents a $50,000 check to the Coastal Conservation League on behalf of the Barrier Island Friends of Crab Bank.
PHOTO COURTESY OF COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE

O
n Friday, Jan. 25 The Coastal Conservation League was methods and providing additional monitoring.
presented with a check for $50,000 from the Barrier Every donation has been vital to the campaign’s success
Island Friends of Crab Bank, represented by Sullivan’s and will be used to extend Crab Bank’s lifetime and create the
Island resident and Crab Bank advocate Rick Reed. best possible nesting habitat for South Carolina coastal birds.
The dollars raised will go toward the much-publicized With the help of Reed and the Barrier Island Friends of Crab
campaign to rebuild and restore Crab Bank, a critical bird Bank, the goal of $1.5 million in matching funds was reached.
nesting island in the heart of Charleston Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to award its
Federal funding through the Water Resources Development contract for the Lower Harbor Deepening soon, at which point
Act will help cover construction costs related to Crab Bank’s the final project cost and timeline for the island’s restoration
rebuild, and the dollars raised by the community will make in 2019 will be confirmed.
the island’s restoration even better by advancing stabilization

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10 February 1, 2019

Little Lotus Yoga 843.886.8294 iop.net


Thursdays 8:15 a.m.
Drop in and let your littles stretch and grow into their own yoga practice.
Songs, games, music and age appropriate journaling are woven into this
lively asana series.

Adult Volleyball League


2019 Season Standings
Team Name Wins Losses
Youth Basketball Leagues
Balls Of Fire 2 2
We are the Millers 3 1 5/6 year old basketball league
Balls Up 1 3 7/8 year old basketball league

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Wild Dunes offers
golf program

BY CHARLOTTE PARK
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
he Harbor Friends Golf Program offers members $44
Program is the ultimate rounds, year-round at the Harbor
annual VIP pass to one of Course, exclusive monthly offers
the most beautiful courses in and tournament access,
the Lowcountry. Golf Digest says friends reward punch
Harbor Golf Course of Wild Dunes card to earn free rounds
Resort, a Destination Hotel, is and merchandise, and 10%
among the “Best in State” for golf off restaurant and pro shop
in South Carolina. Designed by purchases. The cost of this offer
Tom Fazio, the course is known is $49.00 plus applicable taxes
for its challenging design and and fees.
beautiful views, and most of Enrollees must be a Charleston,
all, water. From lagoons and Berkeley or Dorchester county
salt marshes to the Intracoastal resident to qualify. Valid ID
Waterway, this varied golf course required at sign-up. Harbor
in Charleston, South Carolina Friends Golf Program annual
will test all aspects of any golfer’s enrollment is valid for 12 months
game. from date of purchase. Dedicated
Practice facilities are also tee-times available 48 hours in
located across from The Links advance of play, after 10 a.m.
clubhouse, which includes a
For more information and to
driving range, chipping area and
putting green. purchase the Harbor Friends Golf
The Harbor Friends Golf Program pass, visit FareHarbor.
com/destinationhotels.
February 2 Is l a nd E y e C a l e nda r February 17
ONGOING Tuesdays MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts marathon is a run-only event; the 5K is maintained homes in New York, Cape MORE INFO: Join Marilyn Markel, Spice (children) take in a runway of trendsetting looks
WHAT: Huck Finn School WHAT: Toddler Storytime jazz every Thursday night.Traditional open to runners and walkers. To register Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, and Tea Exchange manager and recipe WHERE: Poe Branch Library while enjoying fine wine and delicious
Summer Camps WHERE: Poe Branch Library swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas. visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call Virginia, and she designed the gardens contributor to The Island Eye News for WHEN: 10:30 a.m. food prepared by “Top Chef ” alum
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St., Sullivan’s Island MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, visit CharlestonJazz.com. Rose Garden and the East Garden at the free cookie canvas. Visit Facebook.com/ 843.883.3914. $1,000/8pp. Visit SCAudubon.org.
WHEN: Various summer weeks flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry WHAT: DIY Crafts (children) White House, at the request of President TSTECharleston for details.
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summer camp programs. Beginning June
and activities that encourage language Fridays
WHEN: 10 a.m. Paris home and the château of couturier Monday, Feb. 11 Silent Auction
10 through Aug. 9 for ages 5-13. Themed
skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914. WHAT: Board Game Afternoon MORE INFO: Join Ms. Carrie to make Hubert de Givenchy. Hosted by the Saturday, Feb. 9 WHAT: IOP Clean Up Crew WHERE: Stella Maris Catholic Church
camp weeks teach woodworking, metal- (family) fun seasonal paper and felt crafts. Historic Charleston Foundation. Visit WHEN: 7:30-11 p.m.
Wednesdays WHERE: Poe Branch Library WHAT: Sullivan’s Fire & Rescue WHERE: Sign-ins at by city restrooms/
forging, art, music, survival skills, and 843.883.3914. HistoricCharleston.org for tickets. Oyster Roast showers, 1100 block of Palm Blvd. MORE INFO: Catered food & drinks,
leather work, bringing back the time- WHAT: Toddler Days WHEN: 2-4 p.m. silent auction, and dancing fun with
MORE INFO: Come play with our games WHERE: Big Tin/Fish Fry Shack WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
honored techniques and skills that lead to WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 WHAT: Magnetic South entertainer Ronnie Johnson. Tickets
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MORE INFO: Proceeds of the annual
MORE INFO: Isle of Palms Cleanup
Crew holds trash sweeps the second are $50 per person, $80 per couple. For
HuckFinnSchool.com for description and WHEN: 10-11 a.m. WHAT: Chinese New Year Mah Center for the Arts oyster roast benefit the Sullivan’s Island Monday of each month during off-season. tickets or sponsor opportunities contact
registration info. MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes are Third Friday of the Month WHEN: 7:30 p.m. stellamariswomen@yahoo.com.
Jongg (adults) Fire & Rescue Squad. All-you-can-eat Volunteers clean at least 30 minutes, and
designed for toddlers (18 months – 3 WHAT: Homeschool History Days WHERE: Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: A collaborative oysters with other food and beverages for afterward can gather at a local restaurant.
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Photographs of and about the to play and explore in The Charleston Meeting St.
WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m.
MORE INFO: Celebrate the Year of Charleston Department of Music
purchase. Tickets are $40 in advance at
the Fire Station, Town Hall, Harris Teeter
City parking free in off-season. Follow on
Facebook for more.
Friday, Feb. 15-17
New South Museum. With a focus on developing WHEN: 10-11 a.m. and the Charleston Symphony.
the Pig with our American Mah Jongg and Simmons Seafood. $45 at the door. WHAT: Southeastern Wildlife
WHERE: Halsey Institute of fine motor skills, each program includes MORE INFO: A special program for gamers. Call to reserve your spot Contemporary classical music Details on-line at bit.ly/2AF4tkV. Tuesday, Feb. 12 Expo
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WHERE: IOP Rec Center WHERE: Poe Branch Library WHEN: 9 a.m.- evening
exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, visit CharlestonMuseum.org. an activity. Free with paid admission. To and Evan Parry as the devil, along WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon WHEN: 10:30 a.m. MORE INFO: SEWE is a 3-day showcase
director and chief curator of the Halsey
Institute of Contemporary Art, and Thursdays
register visit CharlestonMuseum.org. Friday, Feb. 8 with Lukas Foss’ setting of Wallace
Stevens’ "Thirteen Ways of Looking
MORE INFO: All things health and MORE INFO: Gather with fellow of everything wildlife and nature. It brings
wellness for your dog. IOP dog license poets to share and improve your work. together people of all ages, men and
Mark Long, professor of political science, WHAT: Luncheon with Garden at a Blackbird," featuring soprano
both of whom are on the faculty of the
WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights
(adults)
Saturday, Feb. 2 Historian Linda Holder Kayleen Sanchez. Tickets are $10
sales, vaccinations & microchip. FREE
pet photos & dog show contest. STAR
843.883.3914. women, sportsmen and conservationists,
artists and artisans, fans and families.
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SouthboundProject.org. WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m. Marathon & 5K East Bay St.
WHEN: 11:30-2 p.m.
by calling 843.723.7528, ext. 110,
or visit CharlestonSymphony.org.
Citizenship test on site. Individual testing Friday, Feb. 15 – from fine art exhibits, conservation
MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and WHERE: Folly Beach Pier elements can be found at akc.org. More education, sporting demonstrations and
Mondays fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. MORE INFO: White House garden info visit IOP.net. WHAT: Fashion For Feathers parties, SEWE invites us all to explore
Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914. MORE INFO: Save the Light, Inc. historian Linda Holden, will provide WHAT: Valentines Cookie WHERE: Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. our “wild” side and pay tribute to our
WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  Decorating
partners with CCPRC for second annual an intimate look at Rachel “Bunny” WHEN: 12-2 p.m. naturally beautiful world. For event info
WHERE: Poe Branch Library
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHAT: Jazz Night race benefitting Morris Island Lighthouse. Mellon’s horticultural legacy. Bunny WHERE: The Spice & Tea Exchange of Saturday, Feb. 9 MORE INFO: Audubon South Carolina’s and tickets visit SEWE.com.
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stories. 843.883.3914. WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. end near the Folly Beach Pier. Half of the wealthiest men in America, SEWE. Celebrate the beauty of birds and
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
island eats
meals. Open 7 days a week. Delivery Pizza 450
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Coconut Joe’s &
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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
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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
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Bistro Toulouse ghostmonkeybrewery.com 843.388.3177
Parisian-style nook serving seasonal, 522 Wando Ln, Mt Pleasant rustyruddermtp.com
regional French dishes with a modern 3563 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant
twist, plus global wines. $-$$ H&R Sweet Shop
216-3434 Famous redfish and rice, fried chicken, Sewee Restaurant
bistrotoulouse.com shrimp, bbq ribs. $ Southern-style seafood & other fried fare
1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant 843.884.2118 in a casual joint with checkered tables &
102 Royall Ave, Mt Pleasant homey decor. $$
Bon Banh Mi 843.928.3609
Southeast Asian Cuisine, Rice Bowls, Jack's Cosmic Dogs seeweerestaurantinc.com
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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
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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
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February 1, 2019 15

SI resident gives $4 million


L A R G E S T S I N G L E G I F T I N D E LTA S TAT E U N I V. H I S T O R Y

BY DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY


FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

D
elta State University recently also credited several Cleveland to establish the Center for Teaching
received a gift of $4 million notables. His high school English and Learning.
from a charitable educational teacher, Effie Glassco, inspired This isn’t the first time that the
trust created by Dr. Fred Pittman in him to achieve academically; Rabbi Pittmans, who live on Sullivan’s
1993. The trustees of the Pittman Maurice Shapiro encouraged him Island, and raised three children,
Educational Trust unanimously to apply to Ivy League schools; have given generously to Delta State.
approved the distribution of the and attorney Lomax Lamb advised In January 2015, they established
$4 million to Delta State upon the him to attend Phillips Exeter for a the Maude Elizabeth Mullen
recommendation of Dr. Pittman, postgraduate year to prepare for Pittman Endowed Scholarship
founder trustee. The funds will be Yale, Dr. Pittman recalled. fund in memory of Fred’s mother,
used for scholarships for students Delta State played a role, too, who studied art at Delta State,
with financial need—and amount he continued. “I heard that the with gifts totaling $703,000.
to the single largest gift in school Joan and Fred Pittman. physics course at Yale was used to The fund annually underwrites
history. PHOTO PROVIDED weed out the weak students. I had scholarships for students majoring
“My motivation for supporting the summer off and asked if anyone in a degree field in the Department
scholarships is very personal,” said Joan, to provide those most in at Delta State could tutor me. Roy of Art or Division of Languages and
Dr. Pittman, a retired internist and need with the opportunity to earn Wiley agreed, teaching two others Literature.
Cleveland native who attended Hill a college degree.” and me. He was very cooperative “I am continually encouraged by
Demonstration (primary) School “Through this transformational and a superb instructor. I did the support Delta State University
at Delta State and graduated from gift, the Pittmans have made a wise extremely well in the physics receives from friends and alumni,”
Cleveland High School in 1950. investment in the future of Delta course at Yale, he was pleased to said Rick Munroe, vice president
“I was supported very generously State University, the Mississippi learn.” for university advancement and
by scholarships to Phillips Exeter Delta, and the state of Mississippi The gift of $4 million surpasses external relations. “This latest
Academy, to Yale University, and by providing much-needed an estate gift of $3.5 million from impactful gift from Fred and Joan
to the College of Physicians and scholarships,” LaForge continued. Robert E. Smith in January 2014. Pittman will be a catalyst for
Surgeons at Columbia University. “The Delta State University family A Cleveland native who made his change in the lives of many future
I couldn’t have gone to any of those is thankful to Fred and Joan fortune as a rice and soybean Delta State students. It is now our
institutions without scholarship for this terrific demonstration of farmer and served on the Delta duty at Delta State University to be
support.” loyalty and support.” State Foundation Board before good stewards of their gift.”
“I am deeply grateful for this gift A specialist in digestive diseases his death in 2011, he wanted That makes sense to Dr. Pittman,
from the Pittman Educational Trust and gastroenterology, Dr. Pittman to transform healthcare in the who with his wife, has cumulatively
and for this incredible generosity worked at Tulane University and Mississippi Delta through the given $4.7 million to Delta State.
to Delta State University and our then at the Medical University School of Nursing that now bears “Supporting young people and
students. This gift supports the of South Carolina, among other his name. Smith’s lifetime giving helping them earn a degree in
largest privately funded endowed places. Education provided the to Delta State totaled $4 million. higher education may result in
scholarship at Delta State grounding for his career, he said. Delta State also received a $3 them staying in the Mississippi
University,” said President William “Whatever success I’ve had in my million pledge in March 2018 from Delta and addressing its many
N. LaForge. “What that means for education is a result of attending the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation needs,” he observed.
the university is that, in perpetuity, Hill Demonstration School. I
our future students will benefit consider those six years as the
from this philanthropic decision most important in my education,”
made by Dr. Pittman and his wife, he said. Dr. Pittman, who has
a Ph.D. as well as an M.D.,

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Feb 1 5:32am/5:34pm 11:35am/11:39pm
Feb 2 6:18am/6:20pm 12:20pm
Feb 3 7:00am/7:03pm 12:23am/1:02pm
Feb 4 7:40am/7:42pm 1:04am/1:41pm
Feb 5 8:17am/8:20pm 1:42am/2:17pm
Feb 6 8:52am/8:56pm 2:19am/2:52pm
Feb 7 9:25am/9:30pm 2:54am/3:26pm
Feb 8 9:56am/10:03pm 3:30am/3:59pm
Feb 9 10:28am/10:40pm 4:08am/4:35pm
Feb 10 11:04am/11:22pm 4:49am/5:14pm
Feb 11 11:47am 5:38am/6:00pm
Feb 12 12:12am/12:39pm 6:34am/6:53pm
Feb 13 1:11am/1:41pm 7:39am/7:54pm
Feb 14 2:17am/2:49pm 8:49am/8:59pm

Hurricanes, storms etc., are NOT included in the predictions.


Tidal current direction changes and tide time predictions can
be very different. Tide predictions are PREDICTIONS; they
can be wrong so use common sense.
Source: www.saltwatertides.com
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