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

Run for AdelaBY HOLLEN SELLERS


FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

The run for


Town Council
QUESTIONING THE
C A N D I D AT E S

T
he Town of Sullivan’s Island will hold its
municipal elections on Tuesday, May 7.
Five candidates are vying for three seats
on Town Council, which will carry them through
2023. Interested to know where the candidates
stand on popular issues, The Island Eye invited
them to answer the following three questions.
We will run three more questions in our April 12
issue. Candidate’s answers are reprinted here as
submitted, in alphabetical order by last name.

1. What prompted your decision to run for Sullivan’s Island The 2018 Run for Adela children’s race. PHOTOS PROVIDED

L
Town Council and what do you believe qualifies you to serve owcountry runners and walkers will
in public office? head to the beach Saturday, April
Hammond
13, at 8:30 a.m. to participate in the
I decided to run because I believe Council needs
10th Annual and Grand Finale Run for
to begin pro-actively managing our town rather
than reactively addressing problems in whack-a- Adela 5K Run/Walk Presented by Johnson
mole fashion. If we don’t plan for the future, I fear & Johnson Insurance. The Run for Adela
it is only a matter of time before we lose the beauty, is the only 5K held on Sullivan’s Island
character and livability of this special place. My Beach.
goal is to put in place foresight, discipline and In honor of the 10 years of cooperation
programs that will set our island up to preserve between the Cook family and the Town
itself for the next generation. While it is ultimately of Sullivan’s Island, a bench has been
up to the people reading this to decide, I believe erected at the reflection platform on the
my background in finance, love for this island nature trail located at Station 16, where
and willingness to work for it make me a qualified the race begins and ends.
candidate. “The Town has been fortunate to assist The bench at Station 16 in memory of Adela Holmes
Cook.
Howard with the coordination of the race during
I am grateful to run for re-election. My four years those years. The bench as a memorial director and fearless leader for the first 7
of service have provided the opportunity to learn was the idea of the family and the Town years, Dicksie Johnson.
the needs of our community and develop solutions assisted with its construction,” said Town This year’s race will be a celebration
to our problems. A lot has been accomplished, and Administrator Andy Benke. commemorating ten years of fun,
essential multi-year projects are now in progress. I The race was established in 2010 in fundraising, healing, memories and
wish to serve another term to fulfill my responsibility memory of Adela Holmes Cook, a young friendship. Adela’s mother, Jane, explains,
to complete these vital projects that have been set Charleston native who passed away in “This beautiful, close-knit community of
in motion during my term. 2009 from injuries sustained in a golf cart friends and family has accomplished more
Among them are the Waste Water Treatment accident while vacationing in the Bahamas. than we ever dreamed, and brought so
System upgrades, Fire Station rehabilitation and
The event is dedicated to those who have much heartfelt comfort while benefiting
gone too soon from this life, especially our
Candidates continues on page 6 namesake Adela Holmes Cook and race Adela continues on page 5

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CIVIC
Isle of Palms Mayor’s Message
T
he flowers are in bloom, they return to the island this coast. It’s a busy time but we
the sun is shining, and the summer and fall. must be willing to stand up and
beach will be the place to be Trident Construction has protect our coast.
this summer! started the investigative work City Council determined that
We have been busy in the Public Safety Building. we wanted to take a different
implementing our capital They have been doing selective direction in our ongoing search
improvement projects and demolition and testing to identify for the Chief of Police, City
planning for our future. the building’s deficiencies and Administrator and Assistant
Improving drainage then develop a rehabilitation Director of Public Works and
infrastructure on the island plan to get the building back in complete the rest of the screening
continues to be one of our top working order. and hiring processes internally.
priorities. Thomas & Hutton is The City is joining all of our Since Interim Chief Usry has
designing several approaches to neighboring communities and decided to retire in May, the City
consider for improvements to the banning the distribution of foam will focus on filling that position
City’s major outfalls located at products and plastic straws. We first. Interim Chief Usry has been
41st Ave., 36th Ave. and 31st Ave. were the first municipality in the dedicated to our community for
They will present their findings state to ban the distribution of 22 years. We will miss her greatly
and cost estimates in mid-May, single-use plastic bags and will and wish her the very best as she
which will help the City budget now be expanding this prohibition dedicates her time to her family.
these improvements in the next to include other plastic and I hope you joined your friends
fiscal year’s budget. Styrofoam® products that pose and neighbors at the Front Beach
We want to thank the SC a threat to our environment. Fest earlier this month. We had
Department of Transportation for The second reading required for great weather, great food and
coming out to the Isle of Palms final passage is scheduled for the great music! Kudos to the City
for a week to fix several drainage City Council meeting at 6 p.m., Jimmy Carroll. staff for putting together yet
hotspots that desperately Tuesday, March 26. government stays close to the another wonderful community
needed attention. The City and I’ve been to Columbia twice people it serves. Also, I’ve been event.
SCDOT will continue to identify to fight and defend Home Rule, invited by our Congressman
deficiencies in the drainage which is being challenged by the Joe Cunningham, to go to Jimmy Carroll
system within the public road plastics industry. Please write to Washington on April 2 to testify Mayor, Isle of Palms
right of way and develop a work your Senator about protecting before Congress about not 843.452.1200 cell | jcarroll@iop.net
plan for them to address when our Home Rule rights so that allowing drilling off our pristine

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plate recognition and The Island Connection

MEETING MARCH 19

BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

T
he Sullivan’s Island Town salient parts of the proclamation.
Council seems to have Council voted unanimously to Lynn Pierotti
found the key to citizen approve two Fee Simple Titles; lynn@luckydognews.com
engagement; celebrate the the first to Sarah Kearney at publisher
contributions of concerned 2502 I’On Ave. and the other Katy Calloway
residents. Town Hall was stacked for Naomi Donnelly and Joseph katy@luckydognews.com
to the rafters for the third Butler of 1301 Cove Ave. managing editor
consecutive month at the March The Town’s attorney seemed
19 meeting. Mayor O’Neil’s act to relish the opportunity the Jennifer Tuohy
of turning to a proclamation in motions afforded, to reiterate the jennifer@luckydognews.com
honor of Dr. Rick Reed helped history of Fee Simple Titles. A contributing editor
to both explain the attendance, law on the books in 1791 allowed
and the high level of civic for lots less than one acre to Swan Richards
senior graphic designer
responsibility so common during be secured for a penny a year
the current instance of Sullivan’s (presumably renewable). The Alejandro Ferreyros
Island’s government. Sullivan’s Island honored resident Rick law was amended in “1810-ish,” graphic designer
“Whereas Dr. Fredrick E. Reed for his service to the Town. which added the requirement
Lori McGee 843-614-0901
“Rick” Reed is a long-time PHOTO BY GREGG BRAGG that the lot be developed within
advertising executive
resident of Sullivan’s Island who the period of 1 year… and so
holds the island and its natural habitats including the Island’s it went on and on with minor Christian LeBlanc
resources in high esteem… has Protected Land and Crab Bank… tweaks until 1950, when the law christian@luckydognews.com
demonstrated his love of the played a very active and integral required a onetime fee of $25. For social media
island by donating his time and role in the Save Crab Bank drive more information on Fee Simple
energy to serve on the town’s to obtain funds for restoration Titles, contact the Town. Gregg Bragg
Tree Commission… selflessly of this valuable habitat through Town Administrator Andy Mimi Wood
contributed his time and energy his many efforts to energize Benke had another busy report staff writers

to various community activities public support and importantly, this month.


and events, especially those through his substantial personal He stated that owner review •
promoting health and wellness financial donation, which helped drawings have been reviewed by
of area children and those the group meet its financial goal the Town, and the bid process for CONTRIBUTORS
supporting the preservation of by the designed deadline… work on the fire station is sure
HOLLEN SELLERS
our area’s natural environment… “Therefore be it resolved that to start soon. Costs for repairs
CPB MARKETING
has dedicated his energy and the Town of Sullivan’s Island to the boardwalks at stations
SUSAN MIDDAUGH
financial resources to many honor Dr. Fredrick E. “Rick” 25 and 26 can and will be paid
NANDINI MCCAULEY
conservation efforts, especially Reed with the highest honor for for with ATAX monies, and the
CAREY SULLIVAN
the protection of vital island-area his service to the Town,” read deadline to apply for Greenbelt
JULIA ZAMROWSKI
funds was met and any grant CITY OF CHARLESTON
money received will be applied KIMBERLY KEELOR
to the cost of a new boardwalk RENEE DICKENSON
adjacent to Sullivan’s Island
Elementary School.
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island, complete the water/ Island speaks to me. will work to improve the fiscal
Candidates continues from cover
sewer retrofit, continue working My qualifications as a Council strength and governance of
the stormwater drainage projects on accreted land management member run deep with pure Sullivan’s Island as I have done
to address repeated flooding of and ensuring that funding for intentions. Prior to my service as a committed volunteer for
our streets and homes. These family-friendly events stays front on Town Council I served on the other community organizations
projects are well underway due and center. These are important Board of Zoning Appeals. I take in education, healthcare and the
to a great deal of effort, study issues for all islanders and I have my bridge building seriously as arts.
and planning by myself and my decided to run again for town a state certified mediator with an
Town Council colleagues. My council because I want to do my excellent reputation for bringing 2. If elected to Sullivan’s Island Town
strong desire is to ensure their part to make sure we finish what people together. As a former Chair Council, you may have to make
successful completion in the we’ve started. of the South Carolina Chapter of difficult decisions that impact your
coming term. Other projects I believe my greatest asset to the U.S. Green Building Council friends, neighbors, opponents and
are completed that support my town council is my quiet way and an attorney who practices yourself. In such situations, would you
qualification to run for office. I of getting things done and my exclusively in the construction base your decision on:
spearheaded our current parking commitment to compromise and industry I am well versed in all a) What you think the majority of
plan. It is up and running inclusivity. Wherever possible, aspects of building, infrastructure island voters want?
effectively and fairly for both our I focus on finding common and contract negotiation, all with b) What you think is right for the
residents and the public, without ground on contentious issues an environmentalist’s mindset. island?
the complicated details and that can divide a small town. The Island’s voice has grown c) What you think your supporters
problems that our neighboring For example, I negotiated the more clear. The Island and its want?
towns have incurred. I planned accredited land compromise that residents need someone like Hammond
and proposed the new Palmetto ended years of back and forth on myself who is a good steward I believe in most cases that
alee on the causeway that the transition zone. I also work with a sense of place and what is right for the island is
provides a beautiful and growing hard to understand what matters understanding of the value of going to be what the majority of its
entrance for our Island. I would to islanders -- and try to bridge community and environment. residents want. That said, there
like to contribute more. the gap between old and new K. Smith will always be one-off issues that
Langley that makes Sullivan’s the unique I have served as President impact a small number of folks
After serving on council the place that it is. of the Sullivan’s Island Park and the town needs to be fair
last four years I am proud of my B. Smith Foundation for over ten years. and responsive in its approach to
role in our accomplishments: I am running for a second term During that time, I raised over managing those.
negotiating a compromise for on Town Council as a bridge $100,000.00 for our public spaces Howard
the accreted land, passing builder who believes everyone and have worked closely with My guiding principle has
a storm water management has a voice that deserves to be the Town Council in allocating always been that the Island is
ordinance, upgrading the sewer/ heard. As a third generation those funds. I have seen what best served when decisions are
water treatment plant; creating Island resident whose childhood goes on behind the curtain first focused on maintaining a quiet,
a plastics ordinance; and feet covered every square inch of hand. I have a deep admiration family-oriented community. The
sponsoring family-friendly Island the Island I have a great sense for Sullivan’s. Island, a sincere character of the Island is built on
events. of responsibility to this unique respect for my neighbors and a many small, important things.
But, there is more to do. Going place. As those childhood feet willingness to listen to all voices. Having served on the Design
forward, we need to develop aged my desire to embrace every To that end, I want to serve on Review Board and Town Council
a resiliency plan to address aspect of the island has grown. Town Council with transparency
increasing flooding across the I have always said Sullivan’s and decisiveness. On council I Candidates continues on page 6
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For example, the tag of a car much everyone at the brilliance
Council continues from page 3 Adela continues from cover
read on the island could be of the idea. Kids, huh?!
on March 19 that the group has tracked through 4800 different Councilmember Bachman others. The Run for Adela was
withdrawn their offer of financial locations throughout the state Smith urged Council to hasten
created to keep our "dreams
support. However, the town (e.g. ABSTRACT – 321 was last the decision/funding process
alive" for the love of running on
administrator forged ahead with seen in Georgetown…). for repairs of the sewer line from
Costs associated with an behind the fire station up to the beach honoring those who
a well prepared pitch to Council
ADLR system are less if the Middle St., as well as installation left us all too soon.”
that consumed the bulk of the
state handles maintenance and of a new line along Middle St. Proceeds from the run will fund
meeting’s time.
Benke cited the benefits of storage. The technology could be He cautioned Council repairs a scholarship in Adela's name
the system, which included; paid for from a surplus currently could affect summer traffic if for a child from Meeting Street
its capacity to aid in crime in the ATAX reserves through not concluded quickly, with time Academy to attend Charleston
investigation, an inherent passage of a resolution by estimate already straying into Day School for grades 6 - 8. The
deterrent effect, and the feeling Council. So it looks like the Town June, he said. Run for Adela 5K is an amazing
security born of having an will move forward with the idea. S0394 (a.k.a the ban on example of a community coming
“electronic fence” around the Committee reports were plastic bans) currently being together to honor an amazing
island. The only downside was spartan but very colorful starting discussed in Columbia with its person’s legacy and to spread
the 1984/Orwellian/big brother with Public Safety. The chief of lack of a grandfather clause, love and kindness forward.
sensation it might produce, police reported several arrests is still on the radar for TOSI, Race proceeds also support
which Benke acknowledged, but during the latter parts of the St. and they find themselves with Camp Happy Days with Adela’s
seemed to shrug off. Patrick’s Day Celebration. He plenty of company. A plastics Extreme Teen Weekend, where
The debate that followed tiptoed around saying “I told you ban passed its third reading (5- teens battling cancer can come
changed from last month to this. so,” but reiterated his advice to 2) by Charleston County Council together to create friendships
“If” was no longer the question shorten the duration of the party. since the last meeting of TOSI, and share their stories.
so much as which of two routes “All the incidents took place after and neighboring IOP Mayor Since 2010, nearly $450,000
should be taken to implement [about] 4:30 p.m.,” he said. Jimmy Carroll has called for has been raised at this event
such a system; do it ourselves, Councilmember Sarah Church public support. Like Sullivan’s through community sponsorship
or turn administration/ seemed pleased to report there Island, numerous Lowcountry
and involvement.
maintenance over to the state/ had been no arrests at the kid’s governments worked hard to
version of the St. Patrick’s Day get plastic bans to the finish The race will start and finish
SLED. at Station 16 and will begin at
Witnessing on behalf of the Celebration she organized as lines, and aren’t ready to see it
part of her role on the Recreation wasted. Concerned residents are 8:30 a.m. Prizes will include
state was SLED agent Mark
Amos. He pitched the benefits Committee. Her observation was encouraged to contact members bicycles, a weekend getaway
of housing data with the state greeted with chuckles before she of the Senate’s Labor, Commerce, at Wild Dunes Resort and gift
because of multiple redundant pivoted to the potential for damage and Industry Committee. certificates to restaurants, shops
backups, and three-year to the mound at the Town’s park and other local businesses. A
There being no further business, family-friendly day that supports
retention of data. He seemed because of a new and sharply the hour and 19 minute long
most interested in expanding trending activity. Did you know education, the outdoors, and
meeting was adjourned. The next
the breadth of the net available you can slide down the hill on/in regular meeting of the Sullivan’s living life to the fullest.
to the state, which would not a recycling bin? How about half of Island Town Council is scheduled For registration and information
be available if Sullivan’s Island a car top carrier? Apparently you for Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. visit RunSignUp.com and search
housed the data on their own. can, laughed Church and pretty
Run For Adela.

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are mutually exclusive. In many part of any elected official’s job. wild fire process and more. In fact, in planning the Transition Zone council approved a negotiated plan such a proposition creates a win or
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cases, this means we need to be There is no place for personal every single national park in our and will be valuable in continued that mandated a series of cutting lose situation.
I know the difficulty of having to laser-focused on how we stretch agenda when making decisions country has a land management planning. This land, of course, is restrictions within the transition My willingness to allow for
say “no” to a property owner to our limited town budget and make that impact our residents and plan. It is unfortunate that the best developed by nature itself. zone. The plan has been approved greater manipulation of the
protect the town ordinances that hard decisions about what we sometimes that means you have to issue of the accreted land has The maritime vegetation provides by the Low Country Land Trust— Transition Zone than I believed
serve to maintain the Island’s want, we need and what we can do what is in the best interest of become so polarizing. As is the a buffer against storms and lowers which has authority over the appropriate was always predicated
unique character. I have continued afford. all constituents, not just the ones case with nearly every legally the cost of FEMA flood insurance Accreted Land easement – and is on my desire to protect the Island,
to attend DRB meetings to keep B. Smith who support you. When faced with documented conservation effort, for all island residents. A walk now under review by DHEC. its residents and their property by
current on new homes and the This is one of those questions a decision, I would do what was in the conservation easement on our though a maritime forest should How the remaining portions of advocating for the most fiscally
well suited for a politician’s non- the best interest of the island and accreted land came with some be an enchanted adventure, the Accreted Land are managed responsible and ecologically Greg Hammond Mark Howard
preservation of our historic homes
that create the visual character answer or hedged answer. Since I that decision would be based on ambiguity. This grey area has observing the natural changes depends largely on DHEC sound management plan for the
that we all value. The sense of cannot escape from the fact that listening to the residents, the law allowed everyone to be “right” in in vegetation, with changes in regulations concerning any remainder of the accreted land.
place they create deserves a special an elected official is a politician I and my conscience. their own beliefs as to what should topography, as one walks down to manipulations seaward of the That is to say I made it clear
review. Issues can also divide a will say I believe Sullivan’s Island happen. We need to come together, the seashore. A management plan critical line and Low Country that I was willing to compromise
citizenry. The accreted land is such is a sum of its parts. That is to say 3. With respect to the Maritime compromise, and pass a long term as I have outlined here, benefits Land Trust approval. Within on the Transition Zone with the
an issue. I have recently made Sullivan’s Island is its voters. It is Forest area, once the Transition Zone land management plan so that we everyone. these restrictions, I believe that understanding that I will vote
tough decisions on the Transition the land. It is even my supporters management plan is completed, what can get back to the business of Langley considering public input and for a near “hands off” approach
Zone plan. I stood by my principle (I don’t think they would look are your thoughts for management of the actually running our town. As chair of the Land Use and financial resources should be the to the remaining burgeoning
that a conservation management kindly on me if I were to exclude rest of this 190-acre Land Trust area that Howard Natural Resource committee town’s top priority as we begin maritime forest. I believe the only
them from that which makes up buffers the Sullivan’s Island ocean front? It should first be mentioned (LUNR) for the last four years the next phase of developing a manipulation of the accreted land Rita Langley
approach is what is best for the
land and Island residents. the fabric of the Island). Hammond that the Transition Zone plan, it has been my responsibility management plan. I would not seaward of the Transition Zone
Change and progress are That said the question posed I appreciate the opportunity to once implemented, will require to oversee management of the support any plan that jeopardized that should be allowed is the
unavoidable but they are not asks that three possibilities be directly address this issue, which close observation to evaluate the Accreted Land, a complicated our resiliency in the face of sea removal of non-native, harmful,
mutually exclusive. With thought treated as mutually exclusive and is at the forefront of many minds. intended outcome. The rest of issue that the town has been level rise and increasing storm invasive species of flora.
and care the character of our island so if or rather when I am faced with I live on front beach. I am not the 190-acre public Land Trust tackling for the last 15 years. As surge. This protected land is a gift K. Smith
can be maintained. In summary, difficult decisions I will continue pro-razing. I am not pro-neglect, area will require a well-thought- background, the transition zone and worthy of careful deliberation. Forest conservation requires
Sullivan’s Island is a community to base my decisions on what I our current de-facto strategy. I out, long-term conservation is 100 feet seaward from front B. Smith upkeep and management or the
and not a commodity. The best think the majority of Island voters am for responsibly managing and management plan. The Land is beach property lines. In 2016 When negotiating the accreted land’s sustainability
decisions will take this view. want. My sense of environmental maintaining all of our island’s not best severed by simply leaving council addressed and adopted a management plan for the Transition is threatened. The Land Trust
Langley responsibility does not diminish assets. The National Park Service it alone; for example, the current transition zone management plan. Zone in 2016 I was a voice for requires us to be “good stewards” Bachman Smith Kaye Smith
When making a decision, I the fact that as an elected official I writes that “the ‘draw a line around program to combat invasive The transition zone is intended compromise as I understood, and of this land. The accreted land is
believe that my role is to listen to believe I am beholden to the will of it and leave it alone’ method species will need to be continued. to provide a firebreak, breezes, still understand, that as a member a natural gift and in order to keep Council will be solving this funding
island residents (many of whom the residents. While I have found does not protect wilderness— The land can also benefit from enhancement of public safety, a of Town Council compromise is key it, we must help it by maintaining problem and executing the land
are my supporters and some who that my sense of what is best for wilderness management is a a study of the best method to buffer from wildlife. The LUNR to building relationships. I pushed it. Absent currently is a vision management plan. I will bring
are not) and try to focus on what the Island falls neatly in line with necessary discipline.” Bulls repair damage done by years of committee spent several meetings for compromise because I knew forward via the land management my experience and deliver more
the majority of Island voters would its residents’ beliefs I am well Island, South Carolina’s only excessive Wax Myrtle pruning. reviewing the original plan and the accreted land was not the only plan outside of the buffer zone, creative sources and solutions to
want—you are our constituents aware the time may come when Class 1 Wilderness Area, has a Best practices with periodic review considering input from engineers, challenge that faced Town Council. and if our current budget is overcome these challenges.
and we are here to serve all island a more difficult decision must be full land management program, should be implemented. My degree horticulturists, residents, and My push for compromise was accurate, the funding is not there
residents. However, I try not to made. addressing invasive species (plant in horticulture and 30-plus years staff before recommending a based on the fact that a hardline to implement a plan of any kind.
loose sight of what is best for K. Smith and animal), tourism, scheduled of experience in Landscape Design management plan to town council. stance can lead to devastating The big challenge in regard to
the island—I don’t believe these Making tough decisions is trimming in lieu of the natural and Management has been valuable After a series of revisions, town losses to the environment because the Land Trust area for the next

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OPINION-EDITORIAL
IOP Mayor Carroll addresses State Congress
A
s a lifelong Isle of Palms other plastic products were being but they are harmful to our approved a plastics ban, their
resident and now as found everywhere throughout sea creatures that ingest them, vote being 571-53.
it’s Mayor, I’ve seen our community, beaches, state thinking they are food, or they My plea is not just about
the proliferation of plastics highways and in our rivers from get tangled up in plastics and die. plastics, but against banning
everywhere. Part of our City’s the mountains to our seacoast, Please, come to Charleston home rule. Not every community
vision statement says that we are it was a growing problem. These and let me take you to the South has the same issues, but we
elected to leave our island better families came before their elected Carolina Aquarium so you all share the same state. Let’s
for future generations. It is for officials to explain why they felt can see, what I call, their wall be leaders who listen to their
this reason, that I come before so passionate about our doing of shame showing the effects constituents and act on what
you, asking that we lead the East something. described above. It shows plastic they hear. Let’s challenge the
Coast in being environmentally While banning such trash lined beaches, it shows the time plastics industry to come up
sensitive. may not be profitable to plastics frame that it takes plastics to with better solutions, like using
I know as a small city mayor industry, it would be doing break down, which eventually cornstarch or other bioplastics
how much time I put in for my something that was in fact, ends up on our dinner plates in that are naturally renewable.
community, which pales to your making our community, our the seafood we eat. Our country has always led
level of politics. However, we were county, our state, and our world I know that, like me, the the way with technology, now,
all elected by our constituents to a better place to live for future aquarium representative, Kelly let’s help lead the way in being
represent them. It is because we generations. I ask you, our Thorvalson, came to your last environmentally sensitive.
listened to our constituents that elected state officials to listen hearing to give testimony, but to Let’s think globally, but
we became the first community in to your constituents who are all only be blocked out from speaking start locally. Look around
South Carolina to ban single use pleading our state to become by the plastics industry who the Lowcountry, Folly Beach,
plastics bags. We heard our people environmentally sensitive. A spoke for 35 minutes, whereas Charleston, Sullivan’s Island,
loud and clear. They were right friend, Goffinet McLaren, said we, as instructed, all prepared the Isle of Palms and now,
to demand that we take better and I quote, “Let’s hope that our 3-minute presentations. even Charleston County are all
care of our environment. At our government understands that I won’t bore you with all the banning plastics. Please, vote
April, 2015 city council meeting, having a planet we can live on is facts of the amount of plastics down Senate Bill S.394, we, the
we had young families come more important than the plastics that we are putting into our smaller cities and towns know
speak before council concerning industry.” environment every year. It is what is best for us.
the proliferation of single use We, the Isle of Palms City not just a coastal problem, but
plastic bags on the island and Council heard our constituent’s a worldwide issue. California Jimmy Carroll
that our environment, marine plea to stop the plastics on our and Hawaii have already Mayor, Isle of Palms
life and just the appearance of island. Not only do they litter our banned plastics, the European
trash bags and all other kinds of beaches, marshes and highways, Parliament overwhelmingly

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9 March 29, 2019 9

Art on the Beach - Chefs in the Kitchen


celebrates 20 years
T O U R I S L A N D H O M E S , A R T S A L E , C H E F D E M O N S T R AT I O N S & TA S T I N G S

BY CPB MARKETING
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
rt on the Beach - Chefs throughout the tour to engage
in the Kitchen, the patrons and sell their works,
largest annual fundraiser which will range from paintings
benefiting Charleston Pro Bono and photography to jewelry and
Legal Services, is celebrating its sculptures. During the event,
20th anniversary on November patrons can drive or bicycle
10, 2019. This highly anticipated around Sullivan’s Island using a
event includes a tour of several map of participating homes, which
beautiful homes on Sullivan’s will be provided with tickets. In
Island, exhibitions set up by previous years, participating
local artists, and spreads of food homes have included Mugdock
prepared by Charleston-area Legal Services, a local nonprofit matches low-income clients with Castle and The Eye of the Storm,
chefs. organization which provides free local attorneys to help resolve a dome house once featured on
Each home on the tour will civil legal services to hundreds legal issues ranging from custody Good Morning America.
feature several Lowcountry of low-income members of and adoption to estate planning Tickets for Art on the Beach
artists’ displays set up anywhere the Charleston community and landlord/tenant disputes. and Chefs in the Kitchen are $55
from the porch to the living room each year. Because of the “This is the fifth year that in advance and $65 the day of
or even the poolside. In every expense associated with legal Art on the Beach has benefited the tour. Ticket sales will open
kitchen, expect to find a chef from proceedings, a lack of access to Charleston Pro Bono Legal June 2019.
a local restaurant or catering legal representation can put low- Services, and we cannot be more Art on the Beach - Chefs in the
company whipping up treats for income Charleston residents at appreciative of the support from Kitchen is currently welcoming
patrons. Whether attendees come a severe disadvantage. With so both the artistic and culinary sponsors for the event. If you
for the house tour, art walk, or many of life’s milestones requiring communities. We are looking are interested in signing on as
cuisine – this event is sure to a lawyer, Charleston Pro Bono forward to toasting the event’s a sponsor, email marketing@
appeal to everyone. works to ensure that income 20th year, and are planning for charlestonprobono.org.
All proceeds from Art on the does not affect the balance of the another sold out event,” said
scales of justice. In addition to Charleston Pro Bono’s Executive Applications for interested
Beach - Chefs in the Kitchen
support Charleston Pro Bono advice, counsel, and document Director, Alissa Lietzow. artists will open in May 2019.
preparation, Charleston Pro Bono Several artists will be set up

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letters to the editor

Modern Day Tumbleweed a steady diet of plastic in there


diet. Those gunslingers that I
Do you remember watching mentioned before, they knew
old western movies? There is the risk they were taking when
always a scene when the guys they strapped on their guns.
have a showdown. The streets These animals, they are just the
clear and the two gunslingers innocent bystanders.
pace off. In that moment before I understand that this ban on
they draw, a tumbleweed or two bans is an issue. I understand
blows through the streets. that people fear change. I also
Sadly, one or both of these understand that big plastic is
gunslingers is about to meet behind this movement, lobbying
their fate. What’s not sad is those to make sure they don’t lose
tumbleweeds are just made of market share.
plant material and will go back to Oh no! How will you be able
the earth. to carry your groceries from the
Flash forward to modern times Harris Teeter? What about when
any town in South Carolina. I shop at Walmart? The horror.
While we aren’t fighting gun Guess what, we adapt. The
duels in the street we do see those Harris Teeter near Folly Beach:
tumbleweeds. Except instead of No plastic bags. Have they
being weeds, they are actually gone out of business? Nope. In
plastic bags. Doesn't matter if Hawaii, a forward thinking state,
they were the bag you used to surrounded by water: No plastic
put your items from Walgreens bags. Did Walmart go out of
in, the Doritos chip bag or the business? Nope. They adapted,
wrapper to your Snickers candy as have their citizens. Mahalo!
bar. Where does it all go? South Carolina is always near
Yes, maybe someone will come the bottom in most categories.
and pick it up but that’s not Education, roads, etc... However,
always the case. I live on Folly we are near the top when it
Beach. If a plastic bag blows comes to protecting our marine
down the street there is a good wildlife. Removing this ban on
chance it’s gonna end up in the plastics would be taking a huge
marsh or worse, the ocean. step backwards or in better terms
Quick question: Do you know it would be like showing up to a
what is a sea turtles favorite gunfight with a spork. Only big
food? Jelly Fish. Do you know plastic wins. Sorry sea turtle.
what a plastic bag in the water Let’s get this one right.
looks like? That’s right.
Hundreds of thousands of Richard Brendel
marine animals; birds, fish, Folly Beach
dolphins and sea turtles have

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Street cars on
Sullivan’s
HISTORIAN NIC BUTLER
TA L K S O F F T H E R A I L S

BY SUSAN MIDDAUGH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

D
o you know why the cross-streets
on Sullivan’s Island are numbered
“Stations”? Have you noticed that
our Station numbers start with Station 9?
What happened to Stations 1-8? Come hear
historian Nic Butler, PhD explain it all, and
more, on Thursday, April 18, 6–7 p.m., at
the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium,
1214 Middle St.
The arrival of mule-drawn street cars on
Sullivan’s Island in the 1870s marked the
beginning of a transportation revolution
for local residents, and coincided with the Street car on King St in the early 1900s. PHOTO PROVIDED
expansion of regular ferry service to and from
trolleys. Join Dr. Nic Butler, historian for for the Charleston County Public Library and
Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Electric
the Charleston County Public Library, for writes the Charleston Time Machine website
trolleys replaced the mules in 1898 and rolled
a fascinating overview of Sullivan’s Island’s and blog (CharlestonTimeMachine.org).
along an improved track stretching from the
passenger railway and ferry services and This event is free and open to the public. Co-
mainland to the new attractions on the Isle of
their lasting legacy on our community. sponsored by the National Park Service and
Palms. The rise of the automobile in the early
Nic Butler, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, preserving
decades of the twentieth century threatened
historian with an infectious enthusiasm the culture of art and history on Sullivan’s
the survival of the island’s railways, however,
for Charleston’s colorful past and a gift for Island. Visit BatteryaGadsden.com for
and the construction of modern bridges
making history come alive. He is the historian information or call 843.901.0091.
signaled the end of the road for the coastal

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March 29, 2019 13

Sea level rise at Our World lecture series


D I S C U S S I N G M I T I G AT I O N , N O T D E B AT I N G C A U S E S

BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

“T
here are two main causes comes into focus, especially
of Sea Level Rise,” as it relates to the marshes
said Dr. Kristina Dahl surrounding Charleston’s barrier
during a presentation to an Our islands. Marshes need room to
World Lecture Series audience of migrate and can’t be restricted
approximately 120 at Kiawah’s without killing them off and
Municipal Center on February exacerbating the problem that
14. adding fill was intended to solve.
The speaker from the Union of Dahl indulged the question
Concerned Scientists (UCS) told about her focus on the effects of
attendees, climatologists have warmer temperatures, instead
measured an aggregate increase of its causes. She said the
of 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in causes are no longer debated in
temperatures since the 80s. the scientific community, and
Everything expands when said there are three primary
heated, including the ocean. Just factors driving SLR: 1. Carbon
add water from melting land ice emissions – oil, coal, and gas, 2.
in Greenland and the Arctic, Agricultural practices - focus on
and you transform the climate raising animals, 3. Deforestation
change/global warming debate – crippling the solution for
from the abstract to an observable removing CO2.
fact of life along the coast. “Our models take things like
The arc of Dahl’s education volcanoes, solar variability, etc.
culminated in a Paleo-climatology into account, but when you
PhD. from the Massachusetts take people out of the equation,
Institute of Technology. Dahl said it just doesn’t work. There’s no
she had always assumed a career explanation for the increase
in academics was on her horizon, in temperatures. But if talking
but ultimately chose UCS because about cars is going to prevent
the organization’s penchant for your community from moving
applying science meant making forward or confuses the issue,
a difference. Albert Einstein once don’t do it… There’s no longer
observed, “If you can’t explain any debate on causes in the
something simply, you simply scientific community. We don’t
Graphics created by Dr. Kristina Dahl, Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned
don’t understand it.” Dahl has Citizens.
debate the causes so we don’t
the knack, which makes her the focus on them, and talking about
perfect candidate to corroborate the effects helps get everyone
recent, local studies of SLR. by 2060, 70% by 2018, and 90% better off in municipalities that out of their political silos. So
Riding past the debate over the by 2100. masked/denied the issue, Dahl let’s start here, talk about what’s
causes of rising temperatures, The effects of SLR on real estate expressed a preference for those happening and what we can do
Dahl stuck with its effects. values is another component that addressed the problem head about it,” said Dahl.
SLR in the Charleston area has of science being applied in a on. Miami Beach, Florida, for Another benefit of applied
increased over 5 inches since way that resonates. The same example, plans to invest $500 science is making SLR models
1970. If it continues trending “intermediate” model displays million to shore up infrastructure. available to the public. You don’t
along the same lines, it will result the loss of nearly $200 million She added that drooping land have to wait until the water is in
in “nuisance/chronic” flooding in property values on barrier mass is also contributing to the the garage next time to witness the
during king tides and/or rain islands by 2035, and over $1 problem. effects of SLR on you personally.
events defined as occurring 26+ trillion in losses by 2060. The “Much of North America was You can visit UCSUSA.org/
times/year, and will impact a accompanying blow to the covered in glaciers... The land RisingSeasHitHome to see
total of 11% (200) of the homes on local tax base from forfeited tax sagged beneath the weight of the exactly how present and future
Kiawah and Seabrook by 2035. revenues precipitated by the ice mass, because they were so flooding will affect you. There
The figures use projections losses means municipalities will heavy, and now it’s adjusting. It is also a model available, which
extracted from the “intermediate” quickly lose funding sources sprang back - it’s like a spring incorporates home values across
list of probabilities (e.g. 2nd needed to combat the threat. [finding its center] after stretching time and over wider geographies
lowest) and the picture gets worse Asked in an interview if back and forth,” said Dahl. UCSUSA.org/Underwater.
over time, effecting 40% of homes real estate values would be The question of adding soil
14 March 29, 2019

Tired of flushing money down the drain?


C OF C MUSICAL PRODUCTION URINETOWN

BY NANDINI MCCAULEY
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

C
ollege of Charleston working directly with students
Theatre and Dance closes in the College’s Department of
its 2018-2019 season Theatre and Dance, which is
with the hilarious, Tony Award- being funded by the Quattlebaum
winning comedy Urinetown, Artists-in-Residence Endowment.
directed by artist-in-residence Last fall, Shuford conducted
Bret Shuford with musical lectures, workshops and
direction by Laura Turner. While masterclasses on various acting
the show is lighthearted in and arts management skills. This
nature, it shares with audiences semester, in addition to directing
a glimpse of serious issues tied Urinetown, Shuford will give a
to the season's theme of social free presentation titled “Business
justice in support of the College's of Broadway” on April 18 at 5
sustainability literacy initiative. p.m. in the Emmett Robinson
A 20-year drought has caused Theatre.
a water shortage and has led to
The show runs April 11-16 in
a government-enforced ban on
private toilets. Citizens must use the Emmett Robinson Theatre,
public amenities, regulated by a Simons Center for the Arts, 54
single malevolent company that Saint Phillip St. A talkback with
profits by charging admission. The cast of Urinetown. PHOTO BY KIAUNDRA KINNEY
actors will take place after the
A hero decided that he has had opening night performance.
enough, and plans a revolution. Tickets can be purchased online
Winner of three Tony Awards, student actors Alex Gilbert, The production's design team
Jessica Shamble, Seth Younglove, includes costume designers Kacie at theatre.cofc.edu, by calling
three Outer Critics Circle Awards 843.953.6306 or at the door two
and two Obie Awards, Urinetown Stuart Dowell, Hannah Backal, Nelson and Racheal Fludd, scenic
Abbi Perry, Franny Jackson, designers Charlie Calvert and hours prior to curtain. Admission
by Mark Hollmann and Greg is $20, $12 C of C students, $15
Kotis is a satire on capitalism, Jason Male, Christian Mahone, Kayla Porter, lighting designers
Jade Jenkins, Carsyn Cantey, Jesse Portillo and Jordan Benton, C of C employees, Senior Citizens,
populism, bureaucracy, corporate
mismanagement, politics, greed Ashton Boland, Kara Shannon, and sound designer DJ Edwards. non-College of Charleston
and the musical theater. MaryKate Kelly, Megan Byrne Director and choreographer students.
The production features and Mariah Lowther. Victoria Bret Shuford is spending the
Leatherman is stage manager. 2018-2019 academic year

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March 29, 2019 15
EYE ON DEWEES

Get to know your neighbors


BY CAREY SULLIVAN
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

W
elcome to Eye on
Dewees, a monthly
column dedicated to
shedding some light on Dewees
Island, your friendly neighbor to
the north. For this first column,
I would like to get everyone on
the same page. Some of you
may know a few facts about
Dewees (maybe you are friends
with someone who owns a house
or property on the island), but
many of you know only a little
or just rumors. As part of the
community, we probably know
a lot more about Isle of Palms
and Sullivan’s Island than you
know about Dewees and that
hardly seems fair. Time to even
the scales.
The basics: Dewees Island is
about 2 and a half miles long
and 1 mile wide with a brackish
impoundment in the center
and Lake Timicau on the north
end with views over the ocean.
We have 150 homesites with
66 homes and several homes
under construction/renovation. Huyler House and grounds, the
Nineteen homes are occupied community center on Dewees.
by the 40, full-time residents PHOTO BY JUDY FAIRCHILD
who are lucky enough to rest
their heads on Dewees each
becomes home the moment
night. Thirty-one are secondary
they step onto the hourly ferry.
residences owned by a single
We will gather for just about
family, and the remainder are in
any reason you can think of.
some sort of partnership. A few
Weekly coffees and happy hours
families rent their homes and we
cover basic social needs, but
have an active real estate market.
our book club, photography
What else is on the island?
club, pickleball club, art shows,
You mean besides the 2 and a
yearly solstice musical, 4th of
half miles of private beach, an
July golf-cart parade and beach
abundance of nature, including
race, and Labor Day Dammit
a nesting pair of bald eagles,
Ball tournament, prove we like to
243 species of birds including
be around each other. We have
roseate spoonbills, deer, otters,
a full-time naturalist who runs
and yes, alligators and coyotes?
amazing programs for families in
Well, we have a clubhouse full of
the summer and keeps tabs on
amenities (including a catering
the wildlife the rest of the year.
kitchen), four hospitality suites
There is more, much more,
available for our guests, a
but hopefully this is a good start
pool, 2 tennis courts, a game
and has made you excited to
room, workout room, canoes
expand your knowledge about
and kayaks, a nature center,
your neighbors. Can’t wait for
archives of the history of the
the next installment? Learn more
island, walking, biking, and
facts here: Deweesislandblog.
nature trails, mail room, memory
com/islandeye where you will
garden and last but not least our
find links to videos, pictures and
very own firehouse with three fire
more general information.
trucks! Really, the only things we
don’t have on Dewees are stores, Carey Sullivan has been a part
paved roads, cars, squirrels and of the Dewees community since
mosquitoes (ha! just kidding, we 2005. She lives in Alexandria, VA
do have a few mosquitoes). with her husband and daughter
The community on Dewees and her son is a freshman at
consists of nature-loving people College of Charleston. Her main
from all over the country who goal in life is to live full time on
found this special island on their Dewees. Photographer Judy Drew
search for a sanctuary from off- Fairchild is a full-time resident
island life. Whether they live of the island, realtor, and South
here full-time or just dream of Carolina Master Naturalist.
the day when they can, Dewees
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SUNRISE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3222 Middle St.
Sullivan’s Island
843.883.3888
SunrisePresbyterianChurch.org

WHAT: Vacation Bible School - SHIPWRECKED!


WHEN: June 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon
MORE INFO: Get ready for an adventure to an uncharted island where kids are
rescued by Jesus. This VBS will teach kids to be anchored in the truth that Jesus
carries them through life's storms, this year featuring musical guest Irene Rose.
Serves 3 year olds (by 9/1/18) through 5th grade. To register visit VBSPro.
events/p/events/mysunrise.
March 29, 2019 17

CHURCH OF THE HOLY MORE INFO: Camps are for ages 1-6. God is with us and won’t abandon Superhero
CROSS For information and to register online us, while engaging in bible stories, WHEN: Tuesday, June 25 - Thursday,
2520 Middle St. visit HolyCross.net/kidsclub. music crafts and games in a jungle June 27 5:30-8 p.m.
Sullivan’s Island environment. MORE INFO: St. Mark’s Lutheran &
843.883.3586 FIRST UNITED METHODIST Register online at IOPMethodist.com/ DeepWater Church are excited to work
HolyCross.net CHURCH connect-with-first-church/vacation- together for VBS this summer and invite
21st Ave. and Palm Blvd. bible-school or call the Church Office. current 4K-5th graders to join us!
WHAT: Summer Camp Sessions Isle of Palms You may also register Monday morning Each evening starts with a high-energy
WHEN: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 843.886.6610 June 10. celebration time that will include
June 3-7, Under the Sea IOPMethodist.com music, humor, stories and more.
June 10-14, Olympic Games ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN & After the opening celebration we will
June 17-21, Superheroes WHAT: Vacation Bible School - There DEEPWATER CHURCH move into rotations that will include
June 24-28, AARGH Matey is a Jungle Out There! 300 Palm Blvd. crafts, recreation, music and lesson.
July 8-12, Backyard Bash WHEN: Monday, June 10 through Isle of Palms Each jam-packed evening will include
July 15-19, All About Art Friday, June 14, 9 a.m.-noon 843.708.4970 dinner. Cost is $10 per child. Register at
July 22-26, Dino Decades of Fun MORE INFO: Kindergarten thru 5th DeepwaterChurch.cc IslandsVBS.com.
July 29-Aug 2, Water, Water Everywhere graders will learn not to fear, because WHAT: VBS 2019 - The Forever

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March 29 Is l a nd E y e C a l e nda r April 25
ONGOING Meeting St. jazz every Thursday night.Traditional GaillardCenter.org. names in women’s tennis come to Friday, April 5 Thursday, April 11-16 Wednesday, April 17
First Monday of the Month WHEN: 10-11 a.m. swing tunes, ballads and bossa novas. Charleston for the annual WTA
MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes Singers & horn players welcome. For info WHAT: 5th Annual Charleston sanctioned event. Tickets available on-line WHAT: Charlton with Strings WHAT: CofC’s Urinetown WHAT: The Art of Outreach
WHAT: Blue Plate Special are designed for toddlers (18 months visit CharlestonJazz.com. at VolvoCarOpen.com. WHERE: Charleston Music Hall WHERE: Emmett Robinson Theater WHERE: Camp St. Christopher
Bluegrass Festival
Speaker Series – 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHEN: 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. on Sunday Apr. 14 WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Charleston Woodlands, 4279
WHERE: Burton’s Grill, Mt. Pleasant or friend to play and explore in The MORE INFO: Charlton Singleton MORE INFO: Tony Award-winning MORE INFO: Artwork by Mary Whyte,
Fridays Ashley River Rd.
WHEN: noon Charleston Museum. With a focus WHEN: Fri. noon-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- Monday, April 1 with the Charleston Symphony string comedy Urinetown, directed by artist-in- music with Ann Caldwell, heavy hors
MORE INFO: East Cooper Democrats on developing fine motor skills, each WHAT: Board Game Afternoon section and jazz trio, will play a swinging residence Bret Shuford, musical director d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Celebrate and
11 p.m. WHAT: Blue Plate Special
and Progressives regular meetings program includes four craft projects (family) MORE INFO: A family friendly program featuring Clifford Brown’s jazz Laura Turner. Tickets $20 purchase support the work of the Barrier Island
held the 1st Monday of every month. WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library WHERE: Burton’s Grill, Mt. Pleasant classics and Mongo Santamaria's passion- online at Theatre.cofc.edu, or by calling Environmental Education local outreach
as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, camping event featuring 3 stages of WHEN: noon
Topics will include the Equal Rights a sandbox, and more. $6 Members/$9 WHEN: 2-4 p.m. filled Afro Blue. Tickets start at $30. Visit 843.953.6306 or at the door two hours program. $75/ticket. For details and
national and regional bluegrass, outdoor MORE INFO: The Equal Rights
Amendment, Trump's Tariffs and Trade Non-Members. To register visit MORE INFO: Come play with our games CharlestonMusicHall.com. prior to curtain. tickets visit StChristopher.org/events/art-
recreation and a diverse selection of Amendment: Past, Present, and Future.
Wars, Common Sense Gun Control, CharlestonMuseum.org. or bring your own. 843.883.3914. of-outreach.
local food & beverage options. it will Barbara Fry, leader of the Charleston
Immigration Reform, Transportation, WHAT: Citadel President
Voting Rights, and other topics. $2/ Third Friday of the Month
be a constant stream of amazing music League of Women Voters Equal Means
Inauguration Saturday, April 13
person at the door. Attendees order their
WHAT: Lowcountry Stargazers
WHERE: Brittlebank Park WHAT: Homeschool History Days
to delight the senses. Info and tickets at
CharlestonWoodlands.com.
ERA Coalition, will fill you in on the
WHERE: McAlister Field House WHAT: Run For Adela
Thursday, April 18
own lunch. Attendance limited. history of the ERA and tell you where it
WHEN: Sunset to 9 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Sullivan’s Island, Station 16 WHAT: Street Cars and Trolleys
stands today. $2 per person at the door.
MORE INFO: Stop by after work or Meeting St. MORE INFO: Gen. Glenn M. Walters, on Sullivan’s
Mondays before dinner and see what the universe WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 30 Attendees order their own lunch- limited
menu. Attendance limited to 40 people,
(Ret.) USMC, member of The Citadel
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
MORE INFO: 10th Annual and Grand WHERE: Ft. Moultrie Visitor Center
WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  has to offer. Members have telescopes set MORE INFO: A special program for Class of 1979, will be inaugurated as its Finale Run for Adela 5K Run/Walk. WHEN: 6-7 p.m.
WHAT: Pet Fest no advance reservations.
WHERE: Poe Branch Library up at the south end of the park opposite home schooling families. These programs 20th President. Following the ceremony, The race in memory of Adela Holmes MORE INFO: Co-sponsored by the
WHERE: Palmetto Island County Park Walters will take review of the SC Corps
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. the Marriott Hotel, and are available to feature one of our field trip classes, a WHEN: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cook raises money for scholarships for National Park Service and the Battery
MORE INFO: Come and share your answer questions about the night sky. chance to go through the Museum, and MORE INFO: Exhibits, demonstrations, Thursday, April 4 of Cadets at 4 p.m. on Summerall Field Meeting St. Academy students as well as Gadsden Cultural Center, historian Nic
stories. 843.883.3914. Weather permitting. an activity. Free with paid admission. To during the Inauguration Military Review Camp Happy Days. For information and Butler will talk about a time when public
experts, contests, entertainment, and WHAT: Marjorie Spruill: Divided Parade. All events open to the public. For
  register visit CharlestonMuseum.org. more. Full schedule of activities each day, registration visit RunSignUp.com and transportation included mule-drawn
Thursdays We Stand more info visit Citadel.edu. search Run For Adela. street cars. Visit BatteryGadsden.com or
Tuesdays visit CharlestonCountyParks.com. Pets WHERE: The Charleston Museum call 843.901.0091.
WHAT: Toddler Storytime WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights Friday, Mar. 29-30 must be restrained/leashed at all times. WHEN: 5:30-7 p.m.
Sunday, April 7
WHERE: Poe Branch Library (adults) No outside food or beverages permitted. MORE INFO: Marjorie J. Spruill, Monday, April 15
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture books,
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Library
WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
WHAT: Mozart’s Requiem
WHERE: Gaillard Center
Fee: $8/Free: Ages 12 & under and Gold
Pass Holders. Save $3 per person with pet
Professor of History at the University WHAT: Cajun Fest WHAT: The Greatest Showman
Thursday, April 25
of SC, is an authority on the American WHERE: James Island County Park
flannel board fun, sing-a-longs, poetry MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun and WHEN: 7:30 p.m. food or pet supply donation. women's rights movement presents her Sing-Along WHAT: Kenny Chesney
and activities that encourage language fast-paced game of American Mah Jongg.  MORE INFO: The CSO Chorus joins the WHEN: noon-6 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Music Hall WHERE: Volvo Car Stadium
most recent book, Divided We Stand: The MORE INFO: Zydeco music, Cajun
Charleston Symphony for a monumental
skills. (Ages 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914. Beginners welcome. 843.883.3914.
rendition of Mozart’s Requiem, the final Mar. 30-Apr. 7 Battle Over Women's Rights and Family
Values That Polarized American Politics.
and Creole foods, and kids activities.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show
MORE INFO: The Sing-Along Fim
WHEN: Doors at 6, show at 7 p.m.
MORE INFO: Chesney brings "Songs
WHAT: Jazz Night composition of Mozart’s life, and one of Authentic Cajun and Creole fare. Series: Part I. Come sing loud and clear for the Saints Tour" to Charleston with
Wednesdays WHAT: Volvo Car Open Lecture preceded by a reception, book Admission $15 per person, free
WHERE: The Refuge, IOP the most famous works ever written. Dr. WHERE: Volvo Stadium, Daniel Island will be available for purchase and signing. for all to hear. Bar opens at 6:30. Run special guests David Lee Murphy and
WHAT: Toddler Days WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Robert Taylor, CSO Chorus Director; for 12 and under. For info visit time 2h 54min, rated G. Tickets $8. Caroline Jones. Tickets start at $150 at
WHEN: various times For further information contact Gregg CharlestonCountyParks.com.
WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio hosts Ken Lam, Conductor. For tickets visit CharlestonMusicHall.com for info. TicketMaster.com.
MORE INFO: Since 2001, the biggest Smythe at greggsmythe@gmail.com.
20 March 29, 2019

Club hosts Emmy SC Aquarium finalist


winning filmmaker for national honor
DUSTIN BRINGS CHASING CORAL TO PUBLIC INVITED TO SHARE STORIES ONLINE
W I L D D U N E S YA C H T C L U B BY JULIA ZAMROWSKI
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
BY PAMELA MARSH

T
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS he Institute of Museum and
Library Services today

T
announced that South
he Wild Dunes Yacht Club held its annual St. Patrick’s Day Carolina’s South Carolina
party on March 9 at the Links Clubhouse in Wild Dunes. Dr. Aquarium is among the
Phil Dustan, professor in the Biology Department at the College 30 finalists for the 2019
of Charleston, presented his research on the devastating effects
National Medal for
of rising ocean temperature on coral reefs. Dr. Dustan’s Netflix
documentary Chasing Coral won both the Peabody Award and an Museum and Library
Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Nature Documentary. Service.
The mission of the Wild Dunes Yacht Club is to promote and The National
encourage boating in all its forms, and to promote the skills of Medal is the nation’s
seamanship and navigation. highest honor
The boating enthusiasts enjoy educational sessions on a diversity given to museums
of topics from a wide array of speakers, such as U. S Fish and and libraries for
Wildlife, Army Corp of Engineers, Coastal Conservation League, service to their
Dept. of Natural Resources, H. L. Hunley Foundation. communities. For 25
The Yacht Club coordinates local day trips on the rivers, cruises on years, the award has
the Intracoastal Waterway, kayaking on Morgan Creek, and socials celebrated institutions
to share our misadventures while sailing or boating. Who doesn’t that demonstrate
have a good story of running aground and sitting and waiting for the extraordinary and innovative
tide to come in? approaches to public service
To contact Wild Dunes Yacht Club regarding membership, email and are making a difference for
WildDunesYachtClub@outlook.com. individuals, families, and communities.
“The 30 National Medal finalists showcase the tremendous ability
of libraries and museums to serve as vital community resources,”
said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “The Institute of
Museum and Library Services is honored to recognize these leading
institutions. We congratulate them on the work they are doing
across the United States.”
Finalists are chosen because of their significant and exceptional
contributions to their communities. IMLS is encouraging community
members who have visited the South Carolina Aquarium to share
their story on social media. To share your story, visit Facebook.
com/USIMLS or Twitter.com/us_imls and use #IMLSmedals.
National Medal winners will be announced later this spring.
Representatives from winning institutions will be honored for their
extraordinary contributions at the National Medal Ceremony at the
US Botanic Garden on June 12 in Washington, D.C.
To see the full list of finalists and learn more about the National
Medal, visit the IMLS website.
(L-r) Shannon Dooley, Commodore Pamela Marsh, Dr. Phil Dustan and Past
Commodore Jack Leber. PHOTO PROVIDED
9March 29, 2019 21

Piccolo Spoleto call Gen. Glenn M. Walters,


for submissions 20th Citadel President
2 0 1 9 F E S T I VA L’ S J U R I E D A R T E X H I B I T I O N I N A U G U R AT I O N A P R I L 5

SUBMITTED BY CITY OF CHARLESTON BY KIMBERLY KEELOR


FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T G
en. Glenn M. Walters, College of South Carolina that he
he 2019 Piccolo Spoleto accepted with saw-tooth hangers. (Ret.) USMC, a member of put down roots and began the
Juried Art Exhibition is City Gallery reserves the right to The Citadel Class of 1979, transformation from a boy who
sponsored by the City of exclude work based on the way assumed his responsibilities dreamed of becoming a military
Charleston Office of Cultural a piece is framed and mounted as President of The Citadel in officer to a young Marine destined
Affairs and is open to all SC to ensure a cohesive look for the
October 2018. Forty-three years for success.
residents. Awards for the exhibition. We reserve the right
ago, he reported to the college for Now a retired four-star general
Exhibition include $100 each to exhibit sculpture in alternate
for Best Photography, Best locations to accommodate work matriculation. with a storied career, Walters
Printmaking, Best Sculpture, of varied size or scale. Accepted is back at the place he
Best Painting, and Best Drawing; artwork may not be removed calls home, serving as
Best in Show is $500. This year's before the assigned time. Early the 20th president of The
juror is Charleston artist Arianne removal or late pick-up will result Citadel and overseeing
King Comer. in disqualification from next the transformation of the
The 2019 Juried Art Exhibition year's Exhibition. An Exhibition next generation of leaders.
will be held May 24-June 9 at the program listing participating He will be inaugurated
City Gallery at Joseph P. Riley, artists, their phone number, as president on Friday,
Jr. Waterfront Park, with an art title and value of artwork will be April 5. The installation
delivery date of May 13. available. The City of Charleston ceremony begins at 2 p.m.
Entry Specifications/Eligible provides damage and theft in McAlister Field House.
Works: Submitted work must insurance for artwork while on The ceremony is open to
have been completed within the display. the public and will also
last two years. Work previously Submitted artwork must be live streamed via The
exhibited in the 2017 Piccolo comply fully with the following Citadel Facebook page.
Spoleto Festival Juried Art requirements for originality Following the ceremony,
Exhibitions, the 2017 or 2018 and date of completion: (1) The Walters will take review of
MOJA Arts Festival, or at the artwork is an original creation the South Carolina Corps
City Gallery at any time, or completed within the last two of Cadets at 4 p.m. on
work exhibited at the Summerall Field during
2019 ArtFields or the Inauguration Military
that will be entered Deadline: April 12, 2019 Review Parade which is
into the 2019 North Application Fee: $20 also open to the public.
Charleston Judged Art APPLY ONLINE: The parade will not be live
Exhibition will not be cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/48136 streamed.
considered. Craftwork To Walters, being a
or jewelry is ineligible. member of The Citadel
Painting/2D: 2D fine artwork in years and is not, in whole or Gen. Glenn M. Walters, (Ret.) USMC. family is a commitment,
all media is eligible. Traditional in part, a copy of any person's PHOTO PROVIDED and he is passionate about
oil, watercolor, acrylics, etchings, work or photograph and (2) the what the college does.
and pastels as well as fiber art, artwork was created solely by “I think the system puts
collage and other media are the artist and not in a workshop, challenges in front of you
acceptable. class, or under supervision of an “I was a 128-pound skinny and gets you to understand that
Artwork must be original instructor. little thing when I got down here. this is not going to stop you. It
and not copies of the work of Selections for the exhibition When I graduated, I was 170 puts that grit into your belly. It
others. Painted or enhanced will be made by early May and pounds. I was playing lacrosse, teaches you to say, ‘I don’t care
photographs must be submitted artists will be notified of their something I had never done. what you do—the system is not
in the Photography category. status by email. I was commissioned into the going to get me down.’ But really
Photography: All types of fine Marine Corps, and I had a degree it’s teaching you that you can
For more information contact
art photography, from prints in electrical engineering,” Walters overcome challenges. You will get
to digitally or manually altered Anne Quattlebaum, City Gallery
Manager at 843.958.6484 or recalled. more resilient, and then you will
images, are acceptable. All
At the age of 18, he had realize that you can accomplish
artwork must be framed or have a QuattlebaumA@charleston-sc.
already traveled the world— more than you ever thought you
finished edge wrap and be gallery gov, or visit PiccoloSpoleto.com.
ready for hanging. No pieces will be Pakistan, Cyprus, Greece, India, could,” said Walters.
Japan—yet it was at the Military
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28th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival


A P R I L 7 AT J A M E S I S L A N D C O U N T Y PA R K

BY RENEE DICKENSON
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

C
ome enjoy a taste of Louisiana Cajun fun right here in the
Lowcountry. The 28th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival
returns to James Island County Park on Sunday, April 7
from 12–6 p.m.
This ragin’ Cajun Festival features a full day of Zydeco music,
authentic Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities and more.
Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, caterers, and food trucks will
cook up a variety of delicious foods. Attendees will discover a variety
of dishes for sale including jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille
sausage and of course, crawfish! Those who prefer a tamer menu
will have the option to enjoy some Lowcountry favorites including
seafood, Southern barbecue, and other traditional festival foods
such as hot dogs, snow cones, funnel cakes and more.
After tasting all of the delicious food, festival-goers can dust off
their dance moves and get dancing to non-stop Zydeco and Cajun
music, performed on stage throughout the day.
Other festivities include a crafters’ market, souvenirs for sale,
and a kids’ area featuring mechanical and inflatable rides. Anyone
who loves eating crawfish will have the chance to show off their
skills at the popular crawfish eating contest, which begins at 2:30
p.m. Visitors are encouraged to sign up for the contest upon their
arrival at the festival.
Admission to the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is $15. The event is
The 2018 Cajun Fest at James Island County Park. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CCPRC
free for Gold Pass Holders and for ages 12 and under with a paying
adult. Gold Passes will not be sold on site the day of the festival,
but may be purchased in advance at CharlestonCountyParks.com.
Food vendors operate on a ticket basis. Credit cards are accepted The 2019 Lowcountry Cajun Festival lineup:
at select locations, but attendees are encouraged to bring cash for • 1-2:15 p.m. Randy Mcallister and the Scrappiest Band in the
convenience purposes. No coolers or outside alcohol permitted. Motherland
Carpooling is highly encouraged. Pets are not permitted to this • 2:30-4 p.m. Pine Leaf Boys
event. The dog park at James Island County Park will be closed on • 4:30-6 p.m. Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators (headliner)
April 7 in order to host the festival.
The Lowcountry Cajun Festival is presented by Coca-Cola,
Charleston Animal Society and Charleston County Parks. For more
info, call 843.795.4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Mar 29 3:34am/3:47pm 9:45am/9:54pm
Mar 30 4:32am/4:44pm 10:40am/10:52pm
Mar 31 5:25am/5:37pm 11:29am/11:44pm
Apr 1 6:14am/6:25pm 12:14pm
Apr 2 6:58am/7:09pm 12:32am/12:55pm
Apr 3 7:40am/7:50pm 1:15am/1:34pm
Apr 4 8:18am/8:28pm 1:55am/2:10pm
Apr 5 8:55am/9:03pm 2:34am/2:45pm
Apr 6 9:29am/9:37pm 3:13am/3:21pm
Apr 7 10:03am/10:11pm 3:51am/3:57pm
Apr 8 10:38am/10:49pm 4:32am/4:36pm
Apr 9 11:17am/11:33pm 5:15am/5:20pm
Apr 10 12:04pm 6:04am/6:09pm
Apr 11 12:24am/1:00pm 6:59am/7:06pm

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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