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

BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER
r. Nicole Elko did her undergraduate
work at Penn State, and earned both a
Masters and a PhD in coastal geology
from the University of South Florida.
She felt there was a void she could fill in
shaping SC’s beach management policy,
so she established the South Carolina
Beach Advocates (SCBA) in 2015. The
nascent organization has been gaining
traction since then. It reached its full
bloom during the annual meeting held at
the Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms,
Feb. 11 and 12.
SCBA’s mission is to educate the
public, regulatory authorities, and elected
officials on the environmental, economic,
and societal impact of South Carolina's
beaches and inlets.
“This is the state’s only organization
formed by elected officials to represent
the state’s beach communities. The
EXCHANGE CLUB’S 2ND organization’s mission is to educate
decision makers and the public as to
ANNUAL FRONT BEACH the economic, environmental, and civic
(L-r) Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll, Sullivan’s Island
PUB CRAWL benefits of South Carolina Beaches,” Elko
Town Councilmember Chauncey Clark and Sullivan’s
said.
Elko began her career in Florida. Island Mayor Pat O’Neil.
BY BARBY HARRINGTON She worked with and sculpted her
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS organization after the Florida Shore and
Beach Preservation Association.
“All the communities would come
any had asked, “Will you do it again?” together with one voice. They would
The answer is a resounding “YES!” as the approach regulators when necessary and
2nd Annual Front Beach Crawl calls you legislators when necessary. The one beach
gal/guy in a [municipality] is usually
to the Isle of Palms on March 23.
doing that work in a vacuum, and it’s great
The Isle of Palms Exchange Club gratefully to come together and share ideas with
acknowledges the community spirit of the people from different communities, who
Windjammer, The Dinghy, Luke ‘n Ollies, and are struggling with the same challenges.
the VFW Post 3137 for their part in creating “Beachfront management issues;
this “Fun-Raising” event. It’s a crawl, it’s a raffle managing the sand you have, maintaining
and a great chance to thank your local favorite your dunes, is one of our big pushes.
establishments. And a dedicated state funding source
The Raffle! is something our organization is very
We are putting together some fabulous raffle passionate about advocating for in
prizes. The Wild Dunes Golf Package is sure to Columbia. In other words, don’t just
please locals and visitors alike. Or, you might give us money to build our beaches back
want to take your chance for the ever-popular after a hurricane. Let’s have something
Golf Cart for fairways or island ways. annually committed and have the state
Tickets for these and others can be purchased acknowledge that this is an important
resource and economic driver for the Kelly Thorvalson Sea Turtle Rescue Programs Manager
on-line, or from an Exchange Club member, or
at the SC Aquarium, with former Isle of Palms Town
Crawl continues on page 5 Coast continues on page 5 Administrator, Linda Lovvorn Tucker, seated.
PHOTOS PROVIDED

GOP CARL SMITH SIES


BANQUET AT BGCC PROJECTS
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CIVIC
Sullivan’s Island Town Council
MEETING FEB. 19

BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

C
ouncil chambers were committee members. “This isn’t
filling fast in the run up the first comprehensive plan,
to the Feb. 19 meeting of but it is by far the best,” said
the Town of Sullivan’s Island Visser to affirming applause and
Council. Handshakes and comments from Council.
hugs cascaded through several Action items for Council
clutches of residents, and the began with the swearing in of
din of celebratory conversations Amanda Capone as TOSI Code
overwhelmed the ears. Mayor Enforcement and Beach Services
Patrick O’Neil had to use his Officer. “She’s been doing a great
“outdoor” voice to announce job so far,” said Police Chief
the meeting’s start at precisely Christopher Griffin. He ended
6 p.m., and the cause of the his comments by saying Capone
jubilance didn’t become clear is building a resume with the
until after citizen’s comments. objective of ascending to law
Gary Visser, chair of TOSI’s enforcement.
Planning Commission was Council then recognized the
the only contributor to the many contributions of General
first segment of the meeting. Clifton Duke Wright. The official
He opened his remarks by proclamation read in part;
Mayor Pat O’Neil thanks General Clifton Duke Wright for his outstanding service and
applauding Council’s investment “Clifton Duke Wright has served dedication to the Town of Sullivan’s Island.
in Charleston’s [Berkeley, with dedication and distinction PHOTO BY GREGG BRAGG
Charleston, Dorchester] Council on the Design Review Board of
of Governments. Visser and the Town of Sullivan’s Island contributions and service made Wright of an impending move
his team just completed work since its inception in September by Duke Wright.” to Ashville, NC to laughs and a
on the Town’s comprehensive 2004 until February 2019… The Wright’s first bought protracted standing ovation.
plan; a required document the leadership of Duke Wright property on Sullivan’s Island Council also had a proclamation
for SC municipalities, which has brought respect, honor in 1977, at his wife Sherry’s prepared for Wayne Stelljes, a
also requires periodic updates. and integrity to the Town of insistence Wright emphasized. full time resident for the past
The primary focus of Visser’s Sullivan’s Island… Town Council The couple built a residence in 16 years with family ties to the
comments were to thank staff of Sullivan’s Island, with highest 1986 when he retired from the island spanning five generations.
members for their assistance, praise and honor, adopt this U.S. Air Force, and lived there for Stelljes has been “instrumental
and he was particularly effusive resolution of appreciation in the next 33 years. “We don’t [feel]
about the contributions of his recognition of the exceptional as old as we are, but we are,” said Council continues on page 3
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backflow prevention devices
in the maintenance of and improvements to ◊ H3137 is an effort to streamline funding/ Publisher of the
Thomson Park at Breach Inlet including; exhibits, budgeting The Island Eye News
the historical marker, benches, palmetto logs, and ◊ H3274 removes a municipality’s ability to
regulate tobacco/nicotine and The Island Connection
grounds, according to TOSI’s account. “Wayne
Stelljes has voluntarily rendered dedicated, devoted, Benke had more to say about the legislation out
and loyal service to the community and visitors to of Columbia, but the Mayor interjected. The “ban on
Sullivan’s Island for years while maintaining the [plastics] bans which failed during the last legislative
park and monument and serving as a goodwill session, was resurrected on Jan. 22. Senators Tally
ambassador to the Island and its history, residents and Climer re-introduced S0394, which would
and visitors… The Town Council of Sullivan’s restrict the rights of local governments to regulate
Island hereby honors Mr. Wayne Stelljes,” read single-use plastics without a “grandfather” clause,
salient parts of the proclamation entered into the and has since been referred to the Senate’s Labor,
record on February, 2019. “Every grain of sand on Commerce, and Industry Committee. Mayor O’Neil Lynn Pierotti
this island is precious to me,” said Stelljes with said the Town intends to contact the members of lynn@luckydognews.com
a compelling tone of conviction, which received the committee and encouraged attendees to do the publisher

raucous approval from attendees. same.


Katy Calloway
The third and final proclamation designated (Mailing and email addresses for The Labor, katy@luckydognews.com
April as Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. Sarcoidosis Commerce, and Industry Committee membership managing editor
is a potentially debilitating and deadly multi- is available at IslandEyeNews.com).
organ, inflammatory disease affecting an estimated Councilmember Chauncey Clarke chimed in to Jennifer Tuohy
200,000 people in the United States with no known add that local 4th graders were putting together a jennifer@luckydognews.com
cause, cure, or reliable treatment regimen. video about the importance of eliminating plastic contributing editor

The Mayor’s report was a brief allusion to a waste, and planned to send their own letter. “I
very positive report from the Visitor’s Bureau. wouldn’t want to mess with them,” he chuckled. Swan Richards
senior graphic designer
Statistics gleaned from meeting materials include; Councilmember Sarah Church reported
a 6% increase in occupancy for homes and villas preparations for the local St. Patrick’s Day Alejandro Ferreyros
on Sullivan’s Island from last year to this, a Celebration were in the works, and specified the graphic designer

9.1% increase in revenue/room, $10,000 in state non-alcoholic portion of the show would be held
Lori McGee 843-614-0901
accommodations tax revenue [not including its from 10 a.m. to noon on Mar. 12.
advertising executive
local counterpart], and 92,000 Island-related page Council then broke for executive session to
views. consider a number of legal/personnel matters. Christian LeBlanc
Town Administrator Andy Benke had another Town Administrator Benke summarized the related christian@luckydognews.com
busy report this month. votes taken/decisions made when Council returned social media
• “Owner review drawings” had been submitted to regular session in an email to Island Eye News
by Applied Building Sciences for review by the this way; Gregg Bragg
Town. The bid process could start as early as 1. “Motion to allow Chief of Police to adjust rank Mimi Wood
Mar. 6. and command structure as necessary by Tim staff writers

• Estimates for repairs to the boardwalks at Reese and seconded by Rita Langley with no
discussion by Council carried unanimously •
stations 25 & 26 have been received by the
Town. 7-0.
2. Motion to allow staff members to donate sick CONTRIBUTORS
• The deadline to apply for Greenbelt funds ends
Feb. 22. Benke’s suggestion TOSI apply for leave to designated employee not exceeding 3
weeks by Tim Reese and seconded by Mark BARBY HARRINGTON
the “new construction only” grant and use the BARNEY BLAKENEY
money to build a new boardwalk adjacent to Howard with no discussion by Council carried
ARIELLE ALPINO
Sullivan’s Island Elementary School received unanimously 7-0.”
SUSAN MIDDAUGH
wide approval. Regarding last month’s executive discussion
ALEXIS BARBALACE
• Council responded with interest to news that of an increase in solid waste rates, Benke said,
SARAH MCKENNA
a group of residents had offered to fund an “It was approved but I am still working on the
DEBORAH PALMER SANTOS
automated license plate recognition (ADLR) contract language with the vendor. The expense ALEXANDRA LUCIA
system for the Town. A rash of recent car thefts will be absorbed by the general fund. The staff is GRACE CASPER
was credited for the idea. The system would still working on the 2019/2020 budget at this time NANDINI MCCAULEY
act as both a preventative measure, and aid in but I do not anticipate that the new agreement in
investigations by rendering a picture of every and of itself will necessitate a tax increase.” •
plate entering/leaving the island into a digital/ There being no further business, the meeting PUBLISHED BY
searchable format, Benke reported. was adjourned. Lucky Dog Publishing
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Colony, Georgetown County, membership.
Coast continues from cover Crawl continues from cover
and Edisto Beach, all of which Elko’s organization gets
state,” said Elko. have projects underway and the bulk of it’s funding from at the Crawl. You don’t need to
Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy information to share. individual memberships (visit be present at the Crawl to win,
Carroll couldn’t agree more. “This year’s meeting included SCBeaches.org/join for details). but you wouldn’t want to miss
“Tourism generates $22 billion keynote speeches by dignitaries However, the SCBA does get some the fun of…
for the state, and two thirds of from the Governor’s office, the funding from the state of SC and The Crawl!
that comes from our coast. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal government, as well. 1-4 p.m. Your Ticket to Crawl
gives all coastal communities a and the South Carolina Office “The Army Corps of Engineers
is $20 at the door or $15 online
stake in our responses to erosion, of Ocean and Coastal Resource considers beaches a component
Management (OCRM). But of infrastructure they refer to in advance. At your first stop
sea level rise, drainage, plastics, you will receive a wristband,
traffic and the impact from day perhaps more importantly, as ‘Coastal Storm Reduction
visitors. It’s a great group! We the meeting includes time for Projects.’ Of course, they [the which is your “ticket” to Crawl
don’t have to reinvent the wheel each South Carolina beach beaches] have recreational Specials and Door Prizes. It’s
and can leverage solutions that community’s leaders to speak benefits. Sure, they have tourist your choice whether to start at
others have used,” Carroll said. about the beach preservation benefits, and critical habitat/ the Dinghy, Luke ‘n Ollies, or the
Mayor Carroll is one of many efforts they undertook this year. ecological benefits. But the VFW Post 3137. You will surely
elected officials who attended the We’ve had a lot going on the last preservation of private property want to visit them all, as each
mid-February conference. City of couple of years,” Elko stated. and public infrastructure is how will be offering their own food/
Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin The South Carolina Beach they justify beach preservation,” beverage Crawl Specialty, and
also participated and rounded Advocates is an incredibly said Elko. Door Prizes.
out a group representing no less efficient group. Elko is the only Dr. Elko, has been appointed The Music and Drawing
than 10 member organizations/ staff member, but she lavishes to the South Carolina Floodwater At 4 p.m. we all move over
municipalities including; Isle praise on her board of directors. Commission to work to to the Windjammer for a free
of Palms, Kiawah Island, Folly She says they are invaluable alleviate coastal and riverine
in setting up meetings, getting flooding impacts in the state. concert and all of the raffles and
Beach, Myrtle Beach, North door prizes drawings.
Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, the word out about SCBA news The organization promotes
and events, and facilitating the message: “South Carolina Proceeds of the fundraiser go to
Pawleys Island, DeBordieu
Beaches are a statewide treasure the Isle of Palms Exchange Club
that require a strategic, long- in support of their waterfront
term investment in cyclic improvements and the water
maintenance.” access programs planned for
The SCBA serves as both those under their Four Pillars
messenger and repository of all of Service: Youth, Veterans,
things beach related, but without Community, and the Prevention
the chairs and umbrellas. For of Child Abuse.
more information you can visit the For more info visit IOPExchange.
SCBA’s website at SCBeaches. org/iopcrawl.
org, follow them on Facebook, call
SCBA by dialing 843.371.7082
or send an email to exdir@
scbeaches.org.
6 March 1, 2019 7

T SPECIAL GUEST COLUMN


he only way the Charleston asked me to attend as his guest. everything else that happened. Editor Shirley Green, one of the
County Republican Party Last year Chronicle founder James The spirit of sharing each other’s first Black females hired by the
Second Annual Black History French was among the inaugural history and culture abound! daily newspaper as a reporter and

Stomping with the GOP


Banquet could have been any better recipients of the banquet’s North The more than 300 attendees former Congressman Mark Sanford
is if all of Charleston could have Star Award. Kobrovsky invited included students and staff from in the same room to witness and
been squeezed into The Citadel me to attend on French’s behalf. Burke and St. Johns high schools. experience an unprecedented
Holliday Alumni Center on Hagood I consider Kobrovsky a good Burke High’s Stage Band performed event that took many of us to a
Ave. in downtown Charleston Feb. friend. I’ve known him since his A ROUSING EXPERIENCE several selections including a truly wonderful place. That kind
8. That way, our entire community days as a member of Charleston rendition of James Brown’s “Pass of outreach, touching the souls
could have witnessed one of the County School Board. Our views the Peas”. The band’s performance of different people, transcending
most moving and transformative sometimes differ, but Kobrovsky’s BY BARNEY BLAKENEY was impeccable and had people racial and political ideologies and
events of our time. an attorney - he thinks objectively, FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS rocking in their seats. The Voices offering glimpses into each other’s
Since its inaugural banquet last and he’s a smart guy. Whether of Deliverance singers motivated worlds should continue. The
year, the concept and purpose of or not I agree with his positions, I drew on a quote by Martin L. tinged political football. I thought People make political parties, to change his schedule at the last former Constituent District 1 spirit, the feeling that fell over that
the event has been scrutinized by I always see some logic in his King Jr., “The ultimate measure for local Republicans to recognize not the other way around. When moment. Scott, who had another School Board Chair Thomas banquet the other night makes me
Blacks and Whites, Democrats and perspectives. I’ve come to value and of a man is not where he stands some Black folks who have made a people become actively engaged in appointment that night went on Colleton to rise to his feet invoking wish the room were bigger.
Republicans. For an event that is trust his opinions. I was reluctant in moments of comfort and mark in local Black History was a whatever organization with which at the beginning of the program a “church clap” as they sang “This
convenience, but where he stroke of genius. they choose to affiliate themselves, and set the tone for the evening. Barney Blakeney is a Charleston
supposed to be non-political, the to get involved in the controversy. Little Light of Mine”.
political overtones surrounding it Larry convinced me to look at the stands at times of challenge and We struggle to put aside racial they determine the paths of those I’ve known Scott a long time, but The purpose of the event was to based journalist. This article
nearly have been overwhelming. big picture. Most folks understood controversy,” and chose to trust and political preferences, even organizations. never have I seen him so relaxed recognize Black History, but it did was originally published in the
Charleston County Republican how progressive the initiative is, my friend. when it’s expedient to do so. I see Unfortunately, as King said, we and engaging. He abandoned his more. It brought together former Charleston Chronicle and has been
Party Chair, Larry Kobrovsky he said. I couldn’t have made a better the annual Charleston County too often choose a path of comfort usual erectness to literally bend Charleston Post and Courier reprinted with permission.
choice. From the moment I entered Republican Party Black History and convenience. Invariably a few over to reach his audience. He
the building teasing one of the Banquet as a good way to reach big mouths bully their way into came down from the podium to get
security officers – a big burly white out to a segment of our community leadership and the tail begins to on our level so he could interact.
guy – about whether he or I was that rejects all things Republican wag the dog. Last Friday night the He began a theme that would be
better looking, the evening was a based on some misperceptions local Republican Party brought repeated throughout the evening.
fun-filled interactive engagement often perpetuated by those who together Black and White folks There were other speakers: Lt.
with folks whom I thought I share have some selfish motives for who chose to venture into a non- Gov. Pamela Evette and Emanuel
very little. It’s been my experience maintaining such divisions. political no man’s land. There were AME Church Pastor Rev. Eric
that people perceive the same I’ve always thought the near as many Whites in attendance as Manning and the presentation to
things in different ways depending exclusive support the Democratic Blacks who wanted to reach out honorees capsulized the purpose
on knowledge, understanding Party enjoys from Black voters and touch someone’s hand in the for the gathering. But more than
and preference. More often than is political, economic and social spirit of mutual respect. I’m sure recognizing retired Air Force
not, our perception of stuff suicide. I view the local Republican for many it was an opportunity MSgt. Ken Battle, Probate Court
usually has nothing to do with Party’s outreach during Black to peek into the world of those Associate Judge Tamara Curry,
what the thing actually is as History Month as a political lifeline on “the other side.” I think a lot theater producer and director Art
much as what we want it to be. offering an alternative to that of people made some pretty stark Gilliard, Charleston County School
Hence, a recognition program for suicide. As the old people say, “It’s discoveries. Board Chair, Rev. Eric Mack and
those who have made significant a poor rat which only has one hole” Sen. Tim Scott filled in as former Goose Creek Rep. Samuel
contributions to our community, and “never put all your eggs in one featured speaker for U.S. Housing Rivers, I found the most profound
The Voices of Deliverance singers brought the audience to its feet. PHOTOS PROVIDED
for some people, became a racially basket.” Secretary Dr. Ben Carson who had experience was brought about by Burke High School Stage Band performed James Brown’s, Pass the Peas.

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Shelby Rogers returns
to 2019 Volvo Open
L O C A L P L AY E R R E C E I V E S
MAIN DRAW WILD CARD

BY ARIELLE ALPINO
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

Shelby Rogers.
PHOTO COURTESY WTA TENNIS

S
helby Rogers has received 2001 Charleston champion
a wild card into the main Jennifer Capriati her winning
draw of the Volvo Car Open. flowers as part of her official ball
The 26-year-old Charleston crew duties.
native will compete in her first In 2010, Rogers made her
tournament since March 2018’s debut in the Volvo Car Open
BNP Paribas Open, where she tournament when she competed
suffered a knee injury. The Volvo in its qualifying rounds. During
Car Open is scheduled for Mar. the 2017 tournament, she
30 – April 7 on Daniel Island in reached the quarterfinals,
Charleston. defeating the No. 1 seed and
“I am beyond excited for the playing in four thrilling matches,
opportunity to compete again at three of which were decided in
the Volvo Car Open this April,” three sets.
said Rogers. “Charleston is where The 2019 Volvo Car Open will
it all began for me, so it is extra be Rogers’ ninth time competing
special to start my comeback in the tournament.
here with the support and The nine day Volvo Car Open is
encouragement of my hometown, the largest women’s-only tennis
friends, and family. A big thank tournament in North America
you to Bob Moran and Eleanor and attracts an average of 90,000
Adams for a wild card and the attendees and more than 100
chance to make more memories of the top singles and doubles
at my favorite WTA event.” tennis players.
“It’s heartbreaking to see an Patrons have the option to
athlete sustain an injury that choose from individual tickets,
takes them out of their beloved ticket packages and travel
sport. Shelby has earned her wild packages. Ticket prices range
card through hard work during from $25 for an individual
recovery, all the while with a session to $540 for an all-
winning attitude! We can’t wait to inclusive weeklong package with
see her back playing on her home complimentary access into a
courts,” said Eleanor Adams, private hospitality suite. The Volvo
Volvo Car Open Tournament Car Open also offers packages
Manager. that include premium seats,
Rogers grew up in Charleston, ticket savings and membership
where she trained at the Family into the tournament’s Ace Club.
Circle Tennis Center and
For more information on the
participated in the ball crew
program for the Volvo Car Open. tournament and ticket options,
A now infamous photo features visit VolvoCarOpen.com or call
a seven-year-old Rogers handing 800.677.2293.
March 1, 2019 9

Carl Smith: An oral history


S U L L I VA N ’ S I S L A N D T U R N I N G P O I N T S , M Y R T L E B E A C H O R N A N T U C K E T ?

BY SUSAN MIDDAUGH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

F
ormer Mayor Carl Smith
has been a key participant
in events that have shaped
and preserved the Sullivan’s
Island character that we value so
highly today.
In a videotaped interview,
Mayor Smith recounts stories,
both humorous and serious,
from his 35 years as activist
citizen, Board of Zoning Appeals
member, Town Councilman and
Mayor. On Thursday, Mar. 21
this oral history video will be
followed by Q & A with our guest,
Carl Smith.
Atendees will be surprised WHAT: Carl Smith: An oral history
at the turning points that WHERE: Ft. Moultrie Visitor Center
could have led to high density WHEN: Thurs., Mar. 21 at 6 p.m.
development on our island and
applaud the strategies that
prevented a four-lane freeway Carl Smith stands beside the Welcome Sign that he designed for Sullivan’s Island.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY CARL SMITH
across Sullivan’s Island to the
Isle of Palms beaches. now preserved and the historic culture and history of Sullivan’s This event is free and open
Carl Smith is an architect by bandstand in Stith Park that Island. The Oral History Project to the public. Co-sponsored by
profession who was attracted was found and restored. Other of Battery Gadsden Cultural
to the Lowcountry by its achievements are less visible but Center, directed by W. Michael The National Park Service &
architecture. It is not surprising equally vital, as in the powerful Walsh, MD, captures these Battery Gadsden Cultural Center,
that much of what we value zoning ordinances that prevent stories in interviews of Island preserving the culture of art and
and enjoy about Sullivan’s development. history on Sullivan’s Island.
residents. These videotaped
Island today has benefitted The personal and family stories interviews are edited according to For info email batterygadsden@
from his architectural imprint. of long-time residents are an the standards of the Oral History gmail.com or call 843.906.0091.
This is perhaps most visible essential part of the remarkable Association.
in the historic homes that are
March 1, 2019 11

LCFB hosts 20th gala event


LOCAL CHEFS SUPPORT CHILD HUNGER PROGRAMS

BY ALEXIS BARBALACE
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
he Lowcountry Food Bank's 20th Tradd's, Chris Ryan- Belmond Charleston
annual Chefs' Feast gala, which took Place, Kelly Franz- Magnolias, Lauren
place on Sunday, February 10, set a Browner- Wild Dunes Resort, Mark Collins-
new record at $450,000 for donations that Circa 1886, Mark Keiser- Oak Steakhouse,
support the fight against childhood hunger. Steve Stone- 82 Queen and others.
More than 750 community partners and Proceeds from Chefs' Feast benefit
guests attended the annual event. Three the Lowcountry Food Bank's childhood
generous supporters donated $20,000 each hunger programs - Kids Café, BackPack
to commemorate the 20th year of Chefs' Buddies, School Pantry, In-School Market
Feast. and Summer Meals - which alleviate after
Chefs' Feast is a school, weekend and summer hunger for
collaboration between the children throughout the coastal counties of
Lowcountry Food Bank and South Carolina.
nearly 30 of the community's Unfortunately, one in five children
most celebrated chefs throughout the Lowcountry experiences
who offered up delectable hunger. Through support from Chefs' Feast
bites for guests to enjoy. and community partners, the Lowcountry
(Above) Chef Jacques Guests also participated in Food Bank served 79,721 meals to children
Larson thanks a live auction and met the last summer alone. The BackPack Buddies
attendees at the Lowcountry's own celebrity program served 136,655 backpacks last
20th annual Chefs chefs as they served up year and more than 325,838 Kid's Café
Feast. (Right) Steve signature dishes. meals were served to thousands of children.
Byer from Cru Café
was one of the chefs
The slate of participating "We are grateful for the generosity of
featured at the event. restaurants included chefs throughout our community," said Pat
some of the Lowcountry's Walker, Lowcountry Food Bank President
most prestigious eateries and CEO. "Chefs' Feast helps us actively
including: Lead Chef fight childhood hunger to ensure that our
Jacques Larson- The youth can live healthy lives."
Obstinate Daughter &
Wild Olive, Brandon Buck-
PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LOWCOUNTRY FOOD BANK
12 March 1, 2019

Fashion for Feathers a


sold out success
BY SARAH MCKENNA
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
udubon South Carolina was styled by Beckett Boutique, Brackish
pleased to host its first annual Bowties, Croghan's Jewel Box, M.
“Fashion for Feathers” event on Dumas &Sons, and IBU Movement,
Friday, Feb. 15, at the brand-new Hotel the event highlighted the evolution of
Bennett as part of the Southeastern fashion industry, and its ability to instill
Wildlife Exposition’s official 2019 beauty into clothing in responsible
lineup. ways that connect us to other lands,
The sold-out fashion show luncheon which are all a part of birds’ journeys
honored the legacies of John James through life.
Audubon, a consummate conservation Guests enjoyed fine wine and a
hero and exquisite wildlife artist, and delicious lunch prepared by Hotel
Harriet Lawrence Hemenway and Bennett’s renowned “Top Chef” alum
Minna Hall, whose grassroots activism Michael Sichel. The event was emceed
helped change the course of the by WCBD news anchor Carolyn Murray
fashion trade while paving the way for and featured works by South Carolina
one of America's greatest conservation wildlife photographer Kelley Luikey
laws and helping launch the National of Nature Muse Imagery, with music
Audubon Society. courtesy of award-winning disk jockey
“SEWE has a long and storied DJ Natty Heavy. One lucky raffle
tradition of connecting art to wildlife, winner also went home with a bowtie
just as John James Audubon himself donated by Brackish Bowties.
did,” said Sharon Richardson,
Sponsors of the event included Hotel
Executive Director of Audubon South
Carolina. “We’re thrilled to partner Bennett, PURE Insurance, Charleston
with local Charleston retailers and Audubon Society, Germain Dermatology,
artisans to share our mission of bird Beckett Boutique, M. Dumas & Sons,
conservation with a broader audience, IBU Movement, Applegate Real Estate,
and we’re already looking forward to Palustrine Group, and the Cassina Real
next year.” Estate Group. (L-r) Sharon Richardson, Executive Director of Audubon SC and Susan
With a runway of stunning looks Hull Walker, Founder of Ibu Movement.
PHOTOS BY IGGY BARSKOV

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March 1, 2019 13

SIES students’ species project


CROSS CURRICULAR PROGRAM MERGES ART AND SCIENCE

BY DEBORAH PALMER SANTOS


FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

S
tudents had to identify
the different classes
of vertebrates. After
conducting research to determine
the features and characteristics

PHOTOS BY DEBORAH PALMER SANTOS


of those animals, they then
were tasked with creating a new
species. Along with naming their
new animal, students also had
to identify its class and provide
information about its habitat,
physical features, behavior, and
BROWN FURRY LYNX diet.
Class: Mammal Lindsey Skinner, our science
Habitat: Lives only in Canada, US and wild forest lab teacher that worked with
flat lands near cliffs and mountains the 2nd graders on this project,
Behavior: Well-behaved; nice pet but big referred to it as a "powerful,
Appearance: Tan and brownish red, small black cross-curricular project that ANACONDILE
spots all over the kids had so much pride in Class: Reptile
Diet: Small animals (mice, small birds, rabbits) because they put in so much Physical: Scales, bony, long legs, 25 ft. long
Fun Facts: Can jump 3.7 ft., likes to hide in effort.” trunk, weighs 100 lbs.
bushes and trees, 3 ft long, 9 in wide, can climb Student Sydney Woods agreed Habitat: North of Brazil
a tree for 6 min. - 1 hr. each day to get away from and added that, "We felt great Fun Fact: Swallows its prey whole
predators like bears because we worked as a team."

S Hey Abe
IES kindergarten
students
were given a
surprise visit by
Abraham Lincoln
on President's Day. BY DEBORAH PALMER SANTOS
Charles Dieckmann, FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
a longtime visitor to
IOP, dresses up like
President Lincoln and
shares a great deal of
knowledge about our
16th President. Mrs.
Dieckmann dresses
up as Mary Todd, Mrs.
Lincoln, but her large
dress did not make the
visit to SC, from their
home state of Indiana.
The Dieckmanns farm
corn, wheat, and

5
beans, while also,
th grade students at Sullivan’s Island Elementary attending to cattle.
School competed in the first ever CCSD Book Battle The SIES students
on Feb. 12, and won first place.  Team Reading Ravens were treated to photos
includes (l-r) Olivia Hauff, Lucia Spiotta, Amelia Bernson, and a special story, as
Greer McCallum and Wyatt Waters. "Mr. Lincoln" was the
PHOTO BY DEBORAH PALMER SANTOS Mystery Reader for Abe Lincoln with the Sullivan’s Island Elementary
President's Day 2019. School kindergarten students.
PHOTO BY DEBORAH PALMER SANTOS

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14 March 1, 2019

Local PT writes book on sciatica relief


STAFF REPORT
THE ISLAND CONNECTION

L
ocal business owner Dean Volk, PT, and they were very time consuming.
MPT recently became a published Dean’s exercises are easy, effective,
author by releasing “Sciatica Relief can be done anywhere, and I feel the
Now – I Helped My Wife Overcome results instantly. I was extremely
Excruciating Sciatica, Now It’s Your skeptical, but after one week of doing
Turn.” Dean’s program I had zero back pain
Owner of two local physical therapy (with L4, L5, S1 disc herniations and
clinics, Volk Physical Therapy of Concord degeneration diagnosis from MRIs). I
and Harrisburg, has been serving the noticed instant changes during the free
Cabarrus region since 2006. In addition consult but did NOT expect the quick
to recently starting a concierge PT relief I have experienced thus far. I
business in Charleston, Volk has been had already invested so much time and
doing webinars for sciatica sufferers money into false hopes for a cure. With
all over the world. With 200+ people, the free consult, it was easy to pop
per month, joining his Sciatica and on my laptop and talk to Dean from
Piriformis Syndrome RELIEF Facebook the comfort of my home for free. Even
Group, Dean’s following and impact has easier is paying a very small price for
been growing worldwide. his membership that I can easily access
Many clients are benefitting from on my mobile phone each week and
his expertise and offerings from coast whenever I need additional support.
to coast as well as Norway to Australia Just driving around to specialists used
and Canada to Pakistan. In addition more money in gas monthly then I’ve
to his book, Facebook group, and local spent on this program. I look forward
practices, Volk offers online video to the future now because I can feel
consultations as well as membership my body unraveling from its twisted
group sites which is accessible for a positions that got it in this pain in the
small monthly fee. first place and looking forward now to
Volk said he loves giving people hope, total healing. Dean uses a pain free
watching his clients’ lives turn around whole body approach to healing that
and helping them return to doing literally fixes every issue that arises
the things they love, while avoiding in the body. I walk differently, stand
dependence on pain medications and differently, and feel different because
life altering surgeries. of this program. To top it all off the
Christine Vallestad, a paying support from our members only site
membership site member, who lives has been invaluable as I make my way
in Norway writes, “I had suffered 13 towards a new pain free lifestyle.”
years of piriformis pain and sciatica. In addition to being busy in his
I had been to countless specialists, clinics as well as online, Volk writes
endured multitudes of MRIs, scans and articles for the Independent Tribune,
tests. I tried medications, dry needling, the Charleston Mercury as well as
massages, chiropractic treatments, Oblique Magazine of Charleston. Dean
personal training, physical therapy and so on. The pain did not let up holds online webinars in addition to in person workshops in both
and I could tell, I was at best, being bandaged over but never healed. Charleston and Concord, with hundreds of people receiving help over
This is until I met Dean. With his simple yet effective approach, I have the past years.
begun to set my body in balance and am on a path to healing. I used
Volk can be reached at Dean@volkpt.com, call 704.707.4282. The
to dread doing my past exercises because they never fully worked
website for the book is SciaticaReliefNow.net.

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March 1, 2019 15

Hot yoga in Friends of Coastal


Mount Pleasant SC Lowcountry
POWERFLOW OPENS
TWO NEW STUDIOS
Evening for Wildlife
F U N D S S U P P O R T S TAT E
BY ALEXANDRA LUCIA C O N S E R VAT I O N E F F O R T S
FOR THE ISLAND CONNECTION
BY GRACE CASPER

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owerflow Yoga is to take what we learn on the FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

F
pleased to announce mat and translate it to the
the opening of two new rest of our lives off the mat. riends of Coastal South Carolina’s conservation work
hot yoga studios in Mount Exercising in Powerflow Carolina, an organization, in support of Waccamaw, Cape
Pleasant. PFY originates in studios becomes a multi- which has been supporting Romain and E.F. Hollings ACE
New Jersey, where a single dimensional experience: on conservation along the South Basin National Wildlife Refuges
studio has blossomed the surface practitioners Carolina coast since 1996, will and the Francis Marion National
into 10. We are now get the power, the host Lowcountry Evening for Forest. The group’s work
extending into the strength, the sweat, Wildlife Thursday Mar. 7 at The includes education programs,
Lowcountry with two the balance and the Citadel Beach Club, from 6 to which allow thousands of
studios slated to open stretch. Beneath that, 9 p.m. children to explore our coastal
in Spring 2019. they will find a richer The event will feature forest and wildlife refuges each
Powerflow is a relationship with internationally known author year.
unique hot yoga fellow students, the Carl Safina who has published “Our programs use the
experience. It people in their lives seven books including; Voyage amazing classrooms of our
combines the and the world of the Turtle, Song for the Blue forest and wildlife refuges
best features at large. It is Ocean and Eye of the Albatross. not only to teach science,
of a wide Powerflow’s He hosted the 10-part PBS series but to teach children about
array of firm belief Saving the Ocean with Carl their role as stewards of our
vinyasa, that each Safina. Safina’s work has been environment. We delight in
flow-based individual is recognized with MacArthur, getting kids unplugged from
yoga practices. Through a mix continually seeking that Pew, and Guggenheim electronic devices and outside
of purposeful stretching, whole- deeper connection. Powerflow
Fellowships, and his writing exploring. This is critical work
body flow yoga and mindful brings that awareness to each
internal focus, each student will class. has won Orion, Lannan, and because we must have that
experience the Powerflow ethos A mix of 4-6 daily classes National Academies literary engaged and knowledgeable
of hot yoga, strong body, calm per location will allow ample awards. next generation continuing
mind. flexibility to incorporate hot Special guests for the evening protecting our irreplaceable
The two studios, one on and warm yoga into busy include Sally Murphy whose natural resources”, said
Park West Blvd. across from schedules. Practitioners will recently released book, Turning Executive Director Grace
Publix and one just off the IOP find the community of hot-yoga the Tide chronicles the creation Gasper.
Connector in Sea Side Farms, enthusiasts to be dynamic and of South Carolina’s sea turtle Over 800 students from
will feature state of the art heat, supportive in each individual’s program and the decades- Charleston and Georgetown
changing rooms and multiple journey to that powerful body and long battle for the use of turtle County participate in the
showers. Powerflow studios are peaceful mind. Above all, classes excluder devices (TEDs) to group’s Earth Stewards
heated with the safest form of vary and allow the uniqueness of protect sea turtles. program. Friends of Coastal
infrared heating to temperatures each individual yoga teacher to “Sally Murphy is truly one of South Carolina also supports
from 85-99 degrees F. shine through. Instructors are the Lowcountry’s conservation projects that help wildlife, like
Exercise comes in many not only well-trained but focused heroes. We are honored she sea turtle conservation efforts
forms and flavors. What elevates on individual needs and desires, and Carl will be joining us at Cape Romain National
Powerflow hot yoga above the not on a rote routine of standard to support our conservation Wildlife Refuge.
norm is its combining strength, exercises. efforts this year and share the
sweat, and spirituality. Powerflow For tickets and details on the
For more information about amazing stories of their work Lowcountry Evening for Wildlife
Yoga ignites our individual and travels,” said Executive
physical transformation. As Powerflow Yoga in Mount Pleasant, event, visit SCCoastalFriends.
email info@powerflowsc.com or Director Grace Gasper. org.
important, it gives us the
call 843.270.8568 The event will raise funds
opportunity to make a profound
connection within ourselves and for Friends of Coastal South

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March 1 Is l a nd E y e C a l e nda r March 10
ONGOING Mondays MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and Library, 2261 Otranto Rd., Charleston, in the race. Dogs and bicycles are not hosted by the IOP Exchange Club. WHAT: Wild Dunes Yacht Club Meeting
Sundays in March fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg.  29406. allowed. Online registration through Enjoy waterfront fire pits, s’mores, hot WHERE: Fazio Room/Links Club House
WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle 
WHERE: Poe Branch Library Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914. WHEN: Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sat. Feb. 28. If spaces are available, late Tuesday, Mar. 5 chocolate and tomato soup provided by WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHAT: Women’s History Tour 9 a.m.-4 p.m. registration will be held on March 2 the Club. BYO beach chairs. For info visit MORE INFO: Dr. Phil Dustan, marine
WHERE: Joseph Manigault House, 350 WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHAT: Plein Air Workshop
MORE INFO: Come and share your WHAT: Jazz Night MORE INFO: Charleston Friends of from 7-8 a.m. Registration fees are $32. WHERE: Dewees Island IOPExchange.org. biologist from the college of Charleston
Meeting St. WHERE: The Refuge, IOP the Library March Book Sale. prices CharlestonCountyParks.com/WTWTR or will discuss his Emmy award winning
WHEN: 2 p.m. stories. 843.883.3914. WHEN: All day
  WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for call 843.795.4386. MORE INFO: Artist Beth Bathe will WHAT: Annual Bach Festival documentary, Chasing Coral. Social
MORE INFO: Celebrating Women’s MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts hardback books, children’s books start WHERE: First (Scots) Presbyterian at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. For
History Month, tour the lives of the Tuesdays lead a plein air workshop with mixable
jazz every Thursday night.Traditional at $0.50. All proceeds raised at the book WHAT: Botanical Linocut Print oils. Bathe from Lancaster, PA, participates Church, 53 Meeting St. info regarding membership email
women at the Joseph Manigault House: WHAT: Toddler Storytime sale go directly to the Charleston County wilddunesyachtclub@outlook.com.
swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas. Workshop in high profile competitions from Maine WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte Drayton Manigault, her WHERE: Poe Branch Library Singers & horn players welcome. For info Public Library System. For info visit MORE INFO: Concert featuring works
WHERE: The Charleston Museum to Washington State; a total of ten
daughter Ann, her slave Affy, and their WHEN: 10:30 a.m. visit CharlestonJazz.com. CharlestonLibraryFriends.org. by Mozart, Vivaldi and J.S. Bach with WHAT: 2nd Annual Dumpster Day
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon competitions in 2018 alone. Her paintings
daily lives in the early 1800s. Stories MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books, Timothy Parsons, Countertenor and WHERE: 1753 Atlantic Ave., (next to the
MORE INFO: Drawing inspiration have won numerous awards and honors.
of how the house was saved by Susan flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry the Baroque String Players using period Sand Dunes Club)
from The Charleston Museum’s current
Pringle Frost, Nell McColl Pringle, and and activities that encourage language
Fridays Saturday, Mar. 2 exhibition, Preserving Nature’s Beauty:
The workshop fee is $100 per person
+ $80 supplies. To join the class email instruments. Tickets $25 adults & $10 WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Princess Henrietta Pignatelli. Images skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914. WHAT: Board Game Afternoon The Art of Herbaria, work with artist students. Purchase tickets at the door or MORE INFO: Let Sea Island Builders
and stories of the house as a Red Cross (family) WHAT: Shannon’s Hope Camp DeweesIslandArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
Fundraiser Kristen Solecki to create a linocut block online at BachSocietyofCharleston.org. help with your spring cleaning. Free
Training Facility, women’s dormitory, and WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library dumpsters provided and help unloading.
Wednesdays WHERE: Citadel Beach Club, 4700 Palm and prints. All materials and instruction
USO post during World War II. Free for
Charleston Museum members and with WHAT: Toddler Days
WHEN: 2-4 p.m.
MORE INFO: Come play with our games Blvd. IOP included. Registration required at Thursday, Mar. 7 WHAT: Halter Ranch Wine Tasting Partnering with East Cooper Habitat for
WHEN: 4-7 p.m. CharlestonMuseum.org. WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort, Coastal Humanity, to collect gently used items.
paid admission. No registration necessary. WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 or bring your own. 843.883.3914. WHAT: Friends of Coastal South
MORE INFO: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, Provisions For a complete list of items accepted
Visit CharlestonMuseum.org for details. Meeting St. Carolina WHEN: 6-8 p.m. please visit TheHabitatRestore.com.
WHEN: 10-11 a.m.
MORE INFO: Designed for toddlers (18
Third Friday of the Month camp-themed activities, and a short
program highlighting 30 years of
Monday, Mar. 4 WHERE: Citadel Beach Club, IOP MORE INFO: Wine tasting seminar Free refreshments from the Co-Op. Call
First Monday of the Month WHAT: Homeschool History Days WHEN: 6-9 p.m. featuring Wine Maker Kevin Sass of 843.883.7430 for more information.
mo – 3 yrs) and a parent, grandparent, Shannon’s Hope Camp. Tickets $75 per WHAT: Blue Plate Special MORE INFO: Lowcountry Evening for
WHAT: Blue Plate Special or friend to play and explore in the WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 person, call 843.216.7323 to purchase or Speaker Series Halter Ranch Winery. Guided tasting of
Speaker Series Wildlife 2019, featuring internationally five unique varietals, followed by a Q&A.
WHERE: Burton’s Grill, Mt. Pleasant
museum. With a focus on developing Meeting St.
WHEN: 10-11 a.m.
visit BridgesSC.org. WHERE: Burton’s Grill, Mt. Pleasant
WHEN: noon
renowned conservationist and author Carl Visit DestinationHotels.com/wild-dunes/ Sunday, Mar. 10
fine motor skills, each program includes Safina along with Lowcountry biologist
WHEN: noon four craft projects as well as finger paints, MORE INFO: A special program for WHAT: Where the Wild Things MORE INFO: East Cooper Democrats events for details. WHAT: Annual Bach Festival
MORE INFO: East Cooper Democrats home schooling families. These programs Sally Murphy. Tickets are $75 and can be
a puppet stage, a sandbox, and more. $6 Run 5k and Progressives regular meeting held the purchased at SCCoastalFriends.org or WHERE: First (Scots) Presbyterian
and Progressives regular meetings
held the 1st Monday of every month.
Members/$9 Non-Members. To register
visit CharlestonMuseum.org.
feature one of our field trip classes, a
chance to go through the Museum, and
WHERE: Caw Caw Interpretive Center
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
first Monday of every month starting on
Mar. 4 will focus on Off Shore Drilling
Eventbrite. Advance ticket purchase required. Saturday, Mar. 9 Church, 53 Meeting St.
WHEN: 3 p.m.
Topics will include the Equal Rights an activity. Free with paid admission. To MORE INFO: Race begins at 8:30 a.m., and will feature Peg Howell one of the WHAT: Annual Bach Festival MORE INFO: Concert featuring works
Amendment, Trump's Tariffs and Trade
Wars, Common Sense Gun Control, Thursdays
register visit CharlestonMuseum.org. award ceremony with light food and founders of Stop Offshore Drilling in Friday, Mar. 8 WHERE: St. Michael's Church, 71 Broad St by J.S. Bach and Handel conducted by
beverages will follow the race. The 5K run the Atlantic (SODA), which has fought WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Ricard Bordas, featuring Daniel Sansone,
Immigration Reform, Transportation, WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights WHAT: Sunset n’ S’mores
Voting Rights, and other topics of interest. (adults) Friday, Mar. 1-2 and walk is for ages 10 and up, while ages
10-15 may participate if accompanied by
to prevent these dangerous offshore
drilling efforts. $2 per person at the door. WHERE: Isle of Palms Exchange Club
MORE INFO: Clara Gerdes, Organ
Recital featuring works by Howells, Elgar
Organ and the Baroque Orchestra
and Voices using period instruments.
$2/person at the door. Attendance limited WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch WHAT: Book Sale an adult chaperone. Such chaperones do Attendance limited to 40 people- first WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m. weather permitting and J.S. Bach. Free and open to the public. Purchase tickets at the door or online at
to 40 people- first come first served. LibraryWHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m. WHERE: Otranto Road Regional Branch not require registration or participation come first served- no reservations. MORE INFO: Free community event Info at BachSocietyofCharleston.org. BachSocietyofCharleston.org.
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. $-$$
www.facebook.com/cafepanameiop hometeambbq.com 883-3355
1202 Palm Blvd., A, Isle of Palms 2209 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island saltworkscc.com
50 41st Ave, Isle of Palms
Chills 360 Mex1
Dallas based shop serving Thai inspired Hip eatery serving Mexican favorites, Seabiscuit Cafe
rolled ice cream. $ including tacos & tortas, with an island A bright, cozy cafe with nautical touches
242-8469 vibe. Live music, outdoor seating. $$ serving a simple menu of homestyle
www.chills360.com 882-8172 breakfast & lunch. $-$$
1515 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms mex1coastalcantina.com facebook.com/seabiscuitcafeiop
2205 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island 21 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms
Coconut Joe’s &
Island Joe’s Coffee Morgan Creek Grill Sullivan’s
Spectacular views of the Atlantic on the Relax with a front row seat on the Grab a casual dinner of fried flounder or
rooftop bar and live music every night Intracoastal Waterway while enjoying crab cakes in a cozy atmosphere as well
during the summer. $-$$. Island Joe’s fresh seafood and southern hospitality. $$ as lunch on the weekends. $$
next door featuring coffee and ice cream. 886-8980 883-3222
$ morgancreekgrill.com saltstation22.com
886-0046 8040 1st Ave, Isle of Palms 2019 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island
coconutjoes.biz
1120 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms The Obstinate Daughter Windjammer
Restaurant serving contemporary Lively spot with a bar menu, a deck
The Co-Op Southern cuisine, pizza & pasta in a overlooking the water, and beach volleyball
A gourmet deli specializing in breakfast rustic, coastal-inspired space. court out back.$-$$
and lunch sandwiches as well as local $$-$$$ 886-8596
coffee. Enjoy pantry staples including 416-5020 the-windjammer.com
beer and wine along with locally made theobstinatedaughter.com 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms
products and house made take and go 2063 Middle St,Sullivan’s Island

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


ORION WEISS, YOUNG AMERICAN MUSICIAN

BY NANDINI MCCAULEY
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

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raised for his “powerful Salzburg Marionette Theater in appeared across the nation at Sergei Babayan, Kathryn Brown,
technique and voluptuous a performance of Debussy’s "La venues and festivals including and Edith Reed. In February of
tone" (The Washington Boîte à Joujoux," the release Lincoln Center, the Ravinia 1999, Weiss made his Cleveland
Post) and playing that is “at once of his recording of Christopher Festival, Sheldon Concert Hall, the Orchestra debut performing
sensitive and technically dazzling” Rouse’s “Seeing,” and recordings Seattle Chamber Music Festival, La Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. In
(Daily Camera), Orion Weiss is one of the complete Gershwin works Jolla Music Society SummerFest, March 1999, with less than 24
of the most sought-after soloists in for piano and orchestra with his Chamber Music Northwest, hours’ notice, Weiss stepped
his generation of young American longtime collaborators the Buffalo the Bard Music Festival, the in to replace André Watts for a
musicians. Weiss has already Philharmonic and JoAnn Falletta. Bridgehampton Chamber Music performance of Shostakovich’s
performed with the top American Named the Classical Recording Festival, the Kennedy Center and Piano Concerto No. 2 with the
Orchestras, including the Chicago Foundation’s Young Artist of the Spivey Hall. He won the 2005 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony, Boston Symphony, Year in September 2010, in the William Petschek Recital Award at He was immediately invited to
Los Angeles Philharmonic and summer of 2011 Weiss made his Juilliard, and made his New York return to the Orchestra for a
New York Philharmonic. Weiss will debut with the Boston Symphony recital debut at Alice Tully Hall performance of the Tchaikovsky
perform the third concert in the Orchestra at Tanglewood as that April. Also in 2005 he made Piano Concerto in October 1999.
International Piano Series 29th a last-minute replacement for his European debut in a recital In 2004, he graduated from the
season at the College of Charleston Leon Fleisher. In recent seasons, at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Juilliard School, where he studied
School of the Arts, with a dynamic he has also performed with the He was a member of the Chamber with Emanuel Ax.
program of works by Maurice Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Music Society Two program of the The concert will take place on
Ravel, Dmitri Shostakovich and Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Tuesday, Mar. 12 at 7:30 p.m.,
Johannes Brahms. Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Center from 2002-2004, which in the Emmett Robinson Theatre,
Weiss began his 2018-2019 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, included his appearance in the 54 St. Philip Street. General
season with the Lucerne Festival National Arts Centre Orchestra, opening concert of the Society’s admission is $20 and free for
and will end with the Minnesota and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 2002-2003 season at Alice Tully students and faculty/staff and
Orchestra, with performances for and in duo summer concerts with Hall performing Ravel’s "La Valse" kids under 18. Tickets may be
the Denver Friends of Chamber the New York Philharmonic at both with Shai Wosner. purchased online at go.cofc.
Music, the University of Iowa, the Lincoln Center and the Bravo! Vail Weiss’s impressive list of edu/ips, at the door, by emailing
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Valley Festival. In 2005, he toured awards includes the Gilmore concerts@cofc.edu, or by calling
Center, the Albany Symphony, the Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Young Artist Award, an Avery (843) 953-6315.
Kennedy Center’s Fortas Series, Orchestra conducted by Itzhak Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Weiss will also offer a master
the 92nd Street Y, and the Broad Perlman. Bachauer Scholarship at class, free and open to the public
Stage in between. Also known for his affinity and the Juilliard School and the on Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 11
In 2017-18 Weiss performed enthusiasm for chamber music, Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. A a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cato Center
Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Weiss performs regularly with native of Lyndhurst, OH, Weiss for the Arts, room 237. Students
the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, violinists Augustin Hadelich, attended the Cleveland Institute from the Music Department at the
toured with James Ehnes, and William Hagen, Benjamin of Music, where he studied with College of Charleston will perform.
soloed with 12 orchestras around Beilman, James Ehnes, and Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro,
the United States. Other highlights Arnaud Sussman; pianist Shai
of recent seasons include his third Wosner; and cellist Julie Albers;
performance with the Chicago and the Ariel, Parker, and Pacifica
Symphony, a North American Quartets. As a recitalist and
tour with the world-famous chamber musician, Weiss has

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Mar 1 4:11am/4:17pm 10:17am/10:25pm
Mar 2 5:03am/5:08pm 11:06am/11:15pm
Mar 3 5:50am/5:55pm 11:51am
Mar 4 6:33am/6:39pm 12:00am/12:32pm
Mar 5 7:13am/7:19pm 12:42am/1:10pm
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Mar 7 8:25am/8:30pm 1:57am/2:20pm
Mar 8 8:58am/9:03pm 2:33am/2:53pm
Mar 9 9:29am/9:35pm 3:10am/3:27pm
Mar 10 11:00am/11:10pm 4:48am/5:03pm
Mar 11 11:36am/11:52pm 5:30am/5:43pm
Mar 12 12:19pm 6:17am/6:29pm
Mar 13 12:42am/1:12pm 7:12am/7:24pm
Mar 14 1:41am/2:16pm 8:16am/8:27pm

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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