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

Hail to the
Chief
K I M B E R LY U S R Y R E T I R E S
AFTER 25 YEARS OF
SERVICE

BY MIMI WOOD
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

IOP City Council, past and present, turned out in force for
Chief Usry’s farewell luncheon. PHOTO BY MIMI WOOD

A
fter 25 years in public service, most
spent in service to the Isle of Palms
Police Department, Interim Police Chief
Kimberly Usry bid adieu to a lively crowd of
well-wishers gathered in her honor on May 13,
at the IOP City Hall.
Having grown up on Hartnett Blvd., Chief
Congressman Joe Cunningham and IOP Mayor Jimmy Carroll opposing offshore drilling and seismic air gun
Usry began her career as a dispatcher with blasting at the May 18 rally. PHOTOS BY KATY CALLOWAY
the Town of Mount Pleasant, transferring to

Hands Across The Sand


John’s Island as a Communication Supervisor
with the St. John’s Fire Department after two
years.

unites local leaders


“Chief Buckhannon hired me as a dispatcher
for the IOPPD in 1997,” stated Usry, where
she rose steadily through the ranks, after
graduating from the Police Academy in 1999.
In addition to “successfully keeping
the department accredited with CALEA,” BY KATY CALLOWAY
a prestigious, national law enforcement THE ISLAND EYE NEWS MANAGING EDITOR
credentialing authority “from 2006-2017,”

O
Chief Usry is proud to have revamped the n Saturday, May 18, 17 locations organized by the Surfrider Foundation
IOPPD’s procedures for departmental hiring across South Carolina advocated Charleston Chapter, which was followed
and promotions. She was responsible for the by joining hands in protest against by a press conference that brought SC
installation of mobile data terminals in the offshore drilling. Local politicians, politicians from as far as Columbia and
patrol cars, and she implemented computer community leaders and activists gathered Washington DC.
software that linked officer-generated incident at the Folly Beach Pier for this 10th Alan Hancock, Energy and Climate
reports to the community crime map, accessible annual event, hosted by Oceana South Advocacy Director for the Coastal
to the general public. Carolina, Don’t Drill Lowcountry and the Conservation League welcomed
Coastal Conservation League.
Chief continues on page 4 The morning started with a beach sweep Conservation continues on page 5

TURTLE DOTTIE FRANK SI BIRD


TEAM QUEEN BEE WALK
page 8 page 13 page 19
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CIVIC
Isle of Palms Mayor’s Message
A
nother summer is upon us for us to start using pervious The City is pursuing the permits
and the city is going full sidewalks, driveways and pool now, which may take around 52
force in every direction. surrounds. Doing so would weeks for a project this large.
This past month, we hired Kevin drastically help the City manage This is yet another project that
Cornett as our new police chief. stormwater. will cost millions. In the future,
City Council will swear him in at Last year, we increased any leases the City considers
our May 28 council meeting, and expenses associated with our should be triple net leases, with
his first day on the job will be drainage maintenance contract the tenant being responsible
June 3. Please come to our city to maintain and clean our ditches for taxes, insurance and both
council meeting to meet Chief more frequently throughout the ordinary and extraordinary
Cornett and say hello. We are year. Also, SCDOT performed maintenance.
happy to welcome Chief Cornett significant improvements earlier This is the first summer
to our City family and excited to this year to assist in stormwater with the new beach parking
see him build strong community management within the SCDOT regulations that requires parallel
relations and implement his right-of-way infrastructure and parking on both sides of Palm
community-oriented policing they committed to return to the Blvd. between 21st and 40th
approach within the agency. island every quarter to continue Aves. I recently visited other local
Chief Cornett started his law working on these priorities. beaches and saw how great our
enforcement career in the City The Public Safety Building, plan is working as compared to
of Columbia as a police officer built in 2009, has serious where we were several years ago.
in 2005, and rose through the construction deficiencies that We still have some tweaking to
ranks prior to becoming the chief need to be addressed now. do, but beach parking is much
of police in Springdale in 2012. Trident Construction, who built better organized and we have
The City is faced with several Fire Station 1, is doing the successfully reduced the impact
large dollar projects which we are investigative work and testing to on our residential areas.
diligently working on through our identify all of the repairs needed. Please keep up with the City’s
Ways and Means Committee. My Jimmy Carroll. The actual work will likely not calendar and social media for all
top priority remains improving start until January 2020 and of the upcoming special events
drainage infrastructure on the 36th Ave. and one at 31st Ave. won’t be completed until the and meetings!
island, however, we have other The estimated cost is $3.9 million. next fiscal year, so we are trying
projects that are now sharing the The City remains committed at to pay for the repairs without Jimmy Carroll, Mayor
top “must do” list. addressing our growing drainage borrowing. But, we need to be jcarroll@iop.net
Starting with the first one, related needs in phases. prepared to borrow if need be. 843.452.1200
drainage, we have Thomas and The Planning Commission is Another “must do” project is
Hutton designing three drainage looking at strategies to make our the marina docks, that the City is
outfalls, one at 41st Ave., one at island more resilient. It is time contractually obligated to replace.

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ullivan’s Island welcomed municipal election. Out of a total as we begin to see the summer
two new councilmembers of 51 absentee ballots cast, Kaye crowds trickle in. Stormwater
on May 7 and saw one hold Smith again garnered the most management will continue to be
Lynn Pierotti
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count at the polls by a total of Bachman Smith, 362; Greg address Sullivan’s stormwater
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Greg Hammond was trailing after 357 and Mark Howard, 349. as other coastal municipalities jennifer@luckydognews.com
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During her tenure with the gentlest, most law-enforcing
Chief continues from cover
IOPPD, Usry introduced the policewoman I know,” noted
use of electronic citations to former IOP Mayor Dick Cronin,
the department, and worked earnestly, continuing, “She is a
to interface those citations into credit to the island. She is tough
the report management system, but fair.”
reducing paperwork. “She spring-boarded my
“I am happy to have served all career with the IOPPD,” recalls
these years,” reflected Chief Usry, Captain Jeffrey Swain, returning
“but it’s time to put family first.” to his native lowcountry in
She intends to “lend a hand to 2010. While serving as an officer
my mother, who recently lost my in the New York City Police
father, her husband of 55 years.” Department, Captain Swain
Included on her mother’s self- bumped into Chief Usry at his
proclaimed agenda are “Arts and uncle’s funeral in Charleston.
crafts, day trips and…computer “She was in uniform; I casually
coding?” Chief Usry enumerates, asked her if there were any
a bit perplexed by the last item. openings in the department on
Herself a newlywed, the Chief the island. She’s the reason I’m
Newlywed Julie Morton (left) is looking forward to a nightly dinner prepared by wife Kim is facing a new domestic agenda here; she helped me through the
Usry, upon Chief Usry’s retirement. PHOTO BY LINDA LOVVORN TUCKER of her own. “I’m expecting dinner process,” of transferring to the

new 1/8
on the table every evening,” IOPPD and moving back home.
quips Julie Morton, her longtime Admittedly bittersweet, Chief
partner, now wife. “And footrubs, Usry stated, “I never imagined
lots of footrubs,” Morton, an being here this long. No two days
oncology nurse manager at were ever the same. I couldn’t
MUSC, grins. have asked for a better place to
“Hats off to you,” proclaimed call home…everyone here is a
IOP Mayor Jimmy Carroll, as he memory.”
called Chief Usry to the front of Of her replacement, Chief
the crowded Council Chamber. Kevin Cornett, she stated, “His
“City Hall loves you to infinity enthusiasm and energy will be a
and beyond!” Mayor Carroll positive thing for the department.
presented Chief Usry with a I’m looking forward to watching
Galaxy watch, along with a you grow,” speaking to the
sincere “Thank You” for her 20 numerous officers present. “If I
plus years of service to the Isle had it to do over,” she concluded,
of Palms. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”
“Chief Usry is the kindest,
May 24, 2019 5
Conservation continues from cover

the boisterous crowd and introduced


councilmembers from the City of Folly Beach
and the City of Charleston.
State Senator Chip Campsen, District
43, reminded the crowd about his recent
introduction of a budget proviso, that prohibits
the permitting of land based infrastructure
needed to support offshore drilling off the
coast of SC. Campsen championed the
proviso, which won by a landslide 40-4,
a victory that he stated, “shows not just
bipartisan support, but nearly unanimous
support.”
While budget provisos only last for one
year, Campsen assured the crowd of his
intention to seek a permanent future bill to
prevent industrialization of SC’s coast from
offshore oil.
State Senator Joe Cunningham followed
up with a rallying cry that we will fight this at
the state level, the federal level and the court
system, “to make sure there is never any oil
on our beaches here in South Carolina.”
Thanks went to Peter McCoy, Chip
Campsen, Mark Sanford, Jimmy Carroll
and Charlotte Goodwin, who sat in for her
husband Tim Goodwin, Mayor of Folly Beach.
Cunningham reiterated his campaign
promise of protecting the oceans, the beaches
for our children to enjoy. He reminded fans Activist’s messages were clear, “No oil drilling.”
of his first effort, initiated during his first
week in office, a moratorium against offshore blasting, that is detrimental to the survival postponing its plans to drill off of our coast of
drilling. In March, Cunningham introduced of marine mammals. Cunningham’s passion South Carolina. That’s a good start.”
the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection for coastal conservation was apparent in his All of the municipalities represented have
Act that calls for a permanent and complete enthusiasm, reminding the crowd how far we been outspoken against offshore drilling and
ban on offshore drilling and seismic testing have come in the last 10 years, because of seismic testing and have passed resolutions
on both the Atlantic and Pacific US coasts. this effort, which received applause from the in opposition, including Folly Beach, City of
He happily reported that it has since received crowd. Charleston, James Island, Mount Pleasant,
Republican and Democratic support. “Our efforts are being heard,” stated Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s
His efforts to protect the coast extend Cunningham, “because recently, the Island.
beyond drilling to include seismic air gun administration said it is indefinitely
6 May 24, 2019 7

EYE ON DEWEES
Making memories; building community
BY CAREY SULLIVAN
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

M
(left) The Dewees Island
Memory Garden established aking memories is what life overhead are all memories that are
in 2016. is all about. Dewees Island easily made on Dewees.
was thoughtfully designed, One of the most recent building
(below) Dock jumping on by both the developer and Mother projects on Dewees speaks to
Dewees.
Nature, to be a place where people the importance of memory and
(right) Docktails prepared to made memories. Around the island the richness of our community.
accompany an evening sunset. are intentionally placed wooden In 2016, after many years of
swings, encouraging “chance” conceptualizing, planning,
encounters with neighbors and and finally constructing, the
nature. The many docks invite Dewees Island Memory Garden
you to sit and observe or perhaps was dedicated as a community
be a more active participant and gathering spot to honor the
gather with friends to enjoy a memories of Deweesians who have
dock jump, catch your dinner of passed, record the memories of
fish, crab, or shrimp, or enjoy an the present, and provide a spot for
evening cocktail while you watch many future memories to come.
the sunset. This architecturally simple but
The memories made on Dewees stunning structure, with hand built
can seem like ‘once in a lifetime’ for oyster tabby walls, is a testament to
many people but for Deweesians, the true meaning of community. At
we know these to be part of the the dedication, architect Stephen
everyday magic of our home. From Anderson stated, “The root word
sunrise to sunset, across the of community is ‘mun,’ meaning
seasons and through the years, ‘gift,’ and by building this [Memory
the memories that can be made on Garden] we have given a gift to
Dewees will last forever. Coming those who come after us and those
across fresh tracks from a mother who came before us.”
loggerhead turtle nesting, the You don’t have to be on Dewees
amazing experience of a turtle nest to create memories or community,
hatching, catching a shark from but those of us who call Dewees
the ocean, watching dolphins race home have found the best of both
the ferry or seeing an eagle soar on our little island paradise.
Eaglet enjoying the community swing. PHOTOS BY JUDY DREW FAIRCHILD
8 May 24, 2019
TURTLE TEAM
First three loggerhead nests
found by new volunteers
BY MARY PRINGLE
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

I
t’s an exciting time when our again up against two of the many
nesting sea turtles return to sets of wooden stairs crossing the
nest in the dunes on the Isle dunes in the 600 block of Ocean
of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. Blvd. Nest #2 was found by Elaine

PHOTO BY BARBARA BERGWERF


When the first two nests were laid Schupp and Jane Solomon. Jane
on Kiawah Island and Hilton Head was on her first day of turtle patrol.
the last week of April, we knew Nest #3 found the same
we would soon get our first one. morning was on the northern edge
On the morning of May 7 there of our patrol area in Dewees Inlet
were tracks two feet wide leading beyond the 17th tee of the Links
up to a spot in between two dune Golf Course in Wild Dunes. Mary Turtle team volunteers Tee Johannes and
walkovers not far from the 6th Michels was taking her first walk Mary Pringle inspect the first loggerhead
Ave. access path. looking for nests just as Jane and nest on Isle of Palms at 6th Ave.
Frannie Bryan was out for Frannie were. She was partnered
her very first turtle patrol as a with Kristen Ayers and Christel
new member of the Island Turtle Cothran who have found many SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON REMINDERS
from DNR Marine Turtle Program
Team. Along with her were Ellen nests.
Gower and Jackie Taylor, veteran None of these first three nests • Report all sick/injured/dead sea turtles and nest disturbances
members of the team who have was relocated and coincidentally to the SCDNR at 1.800.922.5431 so that staff/volunteers can
respond as soon as possible.
found many nests in the past. all were found by newbies on their • Respect boating laws and boat cautiously, especially in small tidal
Once we located the eggs by first walk. Beginner’s luck must creeks where sea turtles like to feed. Boat strikes have emerged as
probing the sand, we decided to be a real thing. We are hoping to the leading cause of death for sea turtles in South Carolina.
leave the nest where it was laid. It be able to find and protect many • Keep artificial lights off the beach at night during nesting season
was marked with the orange sign more nests between now at the – this includes beachfront property lights and flash photography,
provided by SC Department of end of the season in the fall. which can disorient nesting mothers and hatchlings.
Natural Resources, which notifies • Always respect sea turtles by observing them from a distance
Mary Pringle has been the on the beach. Individuals that violate federal law by harming or
the public of the protection that Project Leader for the Isle of Palms/ interfering with sea turtles or their nests can be subject to civil
the eggs, hatchlings and adult Sullivan’s Island Turtle Team since penalties of up to $25,000 and up to a year’s imprisonment.
loggerheads receive by law since 2000. It is one of about thirty nest • Keep our beaches and ocean clean by avoiding single-use
they are an endangered species. protection projects under the South plastics. Plastic bags and balloons are among the most common
After six more nights two more Carolina Department of Natural trash items found on South Carolina beaches and can cause
nesting loggerheads visited the Resources. She is also on the Sea injury or death when sea turtles mistake them for food.
Isle of Palms in the wee hours of • Promote and support our program for continued conservation of
Turtle Stranding and Salvage sea turtles in South Carolina.
the morning on May 13 laying Network.
Nests #2 and #3. One of these was
Construction company
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FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

R
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May 24, 2019 11

USL students excel at SCISA


Chess Tournament
L U C A S H E L F E R I C H W I N S E L E M E N TA R Y S C H O O L S TAT E C H E S S R U N N E R - U P

BY JENNY HIRSCH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

U
niversity School of the Champion. Helferich also competed
Lowcountry (USL) emphasizes in the US National Elementary Chess
“learning by doing” in its Championships where he finished with
approach to education every day for five wins & two losses, which earned
students in third through 12th grade. him 27th place out of 347.
When the world is your classroom, you USL is grateful to chess coach Stuart
go forth every week from campus to Chagrin and faculty sponsor Nikki
see things for yourself. Brockman, for creating a program that
Students from the University School the students enjoy while improving
of the Lowcountry competed in the their chess skills. The school also
SCISA Elementary and Middle School wishes to thank to teacher Alauria
State Tournament in April in Sumter Corbin for leading the group to the
South Carolina, and the US National tournament with parent Joe Helferich.
Elementary Chess Championships.
University School of the Lowcountry
Congratulations to the students who
competed in the SCISA Elementary (USL) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-
and Middle School State Tournament: exempt independent school serving
Marcello Crowley, Ben Flessas, students from third through 12 th
Frank Gibbes, Oakley Halpern, grade. USL is a non-sectarian school
Lucas Helferich, Ada Kennelly, Foster for high-achieving, nice, curious
Kennelly, and Major Manchester. students emphasizing individualized
It was the third year of participation academics, experiential learning, and
for USL. The students had fun a strong sense of community. USL
and were terrific. Kudos to Lucas is accredited by the South Carolina
Helferich of Summerville. Helferich Independent School Association and
was the Elementary School State
is celebrating its 12th year of serving
Chess Runner-Up. Helferich was
undefeated, but this tournament children and families throughout the
included a strength of opponent greater Charleston area. For more
factor that distinguished him from the information visit USLowcountry.org or
call 843.884.0902. Sullivan’s Island resident and USL student Ada Kennelly at the SCISA
Chess Tournament in April. PHOTO COURTESY OF USL

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150 LADIES DESCEND ON CHARLESTON FOR SECOND EVER


D O R O T H E A B E N TO N F R A N K FA N F E S T

BY JENNIFER TUOHY
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

n anticipation of the release of her 20th


novel, Queen Bee, this month, Sullivan’s
Islander and New York Times bestselling
author Dorothea Benton Frank invited a
hundred or so of her biggest fans to explore
her hometown. The influx was part of the
Dorothea Benton Frank Fan Fest, an intimate
festival for a limited number of fans to get to
know their favorite author, her favorite
haunts, and the inspirations behind many of
her novels.
Events part of the multi-day festival
included a cocktail reception with Dottie at
The Mills House, a Tommy Dew’s Walking
History Tour of Charleston, a Carolina Queen
Jazz Cruise, a Savannah Bee Company Honey
Tasting & Bee Hive exhibit, and a Sunday
morning Bloodies & Biscuits Brunch, hosted
by downtown jeweler Croghan’s Jewel Box.
The biggest highlight for attendees however,
was the backyard lunch hosted by Dottie
in her historic Sullivan’s Island home. The

Pat and Marty Viser, from Charlotte NC, hold up a giant cover of Dorothea Benton Frank’s newest novel Queen Bee.
The trip to Fan Fest was a Mother’s Day present.
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER TUOHY

lunch was a true family-affair, catered by her presence. “He said it was the best thing ever.”
son-in-law, Carmine Paluso, a chef at Wild As he approaches, serving us cocktails
Olive, and featuring special appearances by in his Masters’ golf hat, he stands out
her daughter, Victoria, husband, Peter, and as one of maybe four men in the crowd of
baby grandson, Teddy. over 150 women. Women are traditionally
The Island Eye News was invited along to this Dottie’s audience, and generally those over a
exclusive soiree on a sumptuous Lowcountry certain age. “I just love how she writes older
Sunday. Guests arriving bedecked in Queen women,” says Diane Ramey, a librarian from
Bee paraphernalia (necklaces, sunglasses, Sandwich, MA. “Well I am one!” she says,
and even one set of bee-themed toenails) were succinctly explaining Dottie’s appeal to her
greeted with Queen Bee cocktails, whipped core group of fans.
up by the author herself as she welcomed Frank's novels expertly capture the highs
fans into her Sullivan’s Island beach home. and lows, joys and despairs of the lives of
“She just makes us feel like family,” said regular women. She takes what may seem
Fan Fest attendee Deborah Oertell, who had mundane and everyday and turns it into a
travelled here with her husband and her bitting, witty take on human nature and the
daughter, Whitney, for their second Dottie
Fan Fest. “He was the one who wanted to
Firing a cannon on Fort Sumter was part of festivities Frank continues on page 15
come back,” Deborah said of her husband’s
during lunch at Frank’s Sullivan’s Island home.
14 May 24, 2019

WDMGA golf scores another hole-in-one


C H A R I T Y T O U R N A M E N T F U N D S P R O S TAT E C A N C E R R E S E A R C H

BY COLIN MCCANDLESS
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
hey are still tallying final numbers for the
6th Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation
(PCF) charity golf tournament fundraiser
held May 11 at the Wild Dunes Links Course,
but it appears that it will nearly match if not
eclipse last year’s total of $60,000, to be used
toward funding prostate cancer research and
helping find a cure for this dreaded disease.
The event, coordinated by the Wild
Dunes Men’s Golf Association (WDMGA)
PCF committee, has now raised more than
$200,000 overall for the foundation through
the generous donations of individuals and
businesses in the Lowcountry.
There were 34 foursomes who registered for
the tournament and 220 people who attended
the dinner and live and silent auctions that
followed the golf.
The weather was beautiful and the golf
action was impressive, with the tournament
victors shooting a 49 - an astounding 21
under par - and the runners-up scoring a 57.
First and second place teams were awarded
$400 and $300 respectively, with both groups
generously donating their winnings to PCF.
Special guest Justin Moose, runner-up in
the 2018 World Long Drive Championship, Wild Dunes members Bobby and Beth Bumgardner (left) and Murray and Beth Small (right) posing with Justin Moose,
wowed tournament participants, powering runner up in the 2018 World Long-Drive Championship.
350-yard drives off a 4-foot high pole down
the middle of the fairway, and belting regular
drives of 400 yards.
For an additional donation of $100, golfers
could use Moose’s drive in lieu of their own,
or you could pay $200 to buy your way on to
the putting green.
“He was putting on a show,” remarked
WDMGA President Mike Gollobin of Moose.
“It was very entertaining.” Moose split his
long drive proceeds 50/50 with the PCF,
raising $1,600 for the cause.
Nobody won the $20,000 hole-in-one
contest, but David Jenkins came the closest
to a hole-in-one when he rimmed out a shot Winning foursome at the 6th Annual PCF charity golf tournament are (l-r) Justin Lee, Clay Hopkins, Will Greene and
on hole 8. Chris Worrell. The group generously donated their cash winnings to the fight against Prostate Cancer.
Mulligans and raffle tickets were also sold There were 60 silent auction items ranging Tommy Hartnett, a former three-term U.S.
and contributed to the money raised. from rounds of golf and beach packages to Congressman representing South Carolina’s
The live and silent auction were a smashing restaurant gift certificates, wine tastings and 1st District who also served two terms in the
success, with the most coveted item, a trip to a pub crawl. South Carolina Senate and four terms in the
play golf at Pebble Beach along California’s Featured guests at the dinner and auction South Carolina House of Representatives,
beautiful Monterrey Peninsula, selling for a entailed the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s emceed the event.
whopping $8,200. Other popular live auction Director of Golf, Sports & Special Events The WDMGA’s charity golf event committee
items included a week’s stay in a condo in Chris Conway, who provided the Pebble included Gollobin, Minton, Hartnett, WDMGA
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, donated by Beach auction package, and MUSC Prostate chairman John Cipkala, PCF event treasurer
a Wild Dunes family, and a five-night, four- Cancer Specialist Dr. Michael B. Lilly, who Mike Driscoll, Mike Muzzy, Phil Riker, Tom
round golf package at the Sunriver Resort in shared updates on the current state of Carrato and Jim Goodwin.
Bend, Ore., supplied by Jeff Minton. prostate cancer research. Gollobin gave a special acknowledgement
to Wild Dunes Director of Golf and PCF
committee member Jeff Minton, who donates
the golf and the room at the Sweetgrass
Pavilion for the fundraiser, along with
providing dinner and lunches at a greatly
reduced cost.
“There’s no way this event could go on
without him,” stated Gollobin.
The charity tournament holds strong
significance for Minton, whose father died
of prostate cancer. His active involvement in
the PCF fundraising cause and invaluable
contributions to the event are a way for him
to honor his father’s memory.
Gollobin said the committee is optimistic
that the 7th Annual tournament will be even
better.
“We have some great ideas looking ahead
to next year to improve it,” Gollobin said.
For more information on PCF, visit PCF.org.

PHOTOS BY MIKE GOLLOBIN


9May 24, 2019 15

Frank continues from page 13

lives we all live. While older women love her novels,


they’re not her only demographic - and with Apple
Books this week lauding Queen Bee as one of its “Best
Books of May” - you’re sure to find many Dottie novels
poolside and beachside this summer.
As the guests lined up for lunch, excited to enjoy
some of the best chicken salad ever made, Dottie
walked around welcoming people and chatting, with
her grandson Teddy on her hip. Then someone let slip
that Dottie is finally coming home to Sullivan's Island
... for good.
Island Eye News went straight to the source, Dottie’s
husband, Peter Frank, for the scoop. He confirmed that
yes, they are finally making a permanent move back to
South Carolina from New Jersey, something Dottie has
been hankering after for many years. One hold-up had
been plans for restoring the beach house, which due
to its historic nature had been somewhat complicated
(“Someone thinks some soldier might have slept here
one night in the civil war and now its ‘historic’,” quips
Dottie). With approval from Town Council firmly in
hand, they will start work in July. “We’re restoring the
home, lifting it up, and moving it back [away from an
encroaching harbor],” Peter Frank said. “We’re also
raising the roof but keeping the main structure intact.”
Just then Dottie’s voice rings out across the ladies
who were lunching. “In about 5 minutes we’re going to
fire on Fort Sumter!” And true to form, a small cannon
was rolled out and shots fired across the harbor.
“We thought you were joking!” said Pat Viser, visiting
with her mother Marty, from Charlotte, N.C. “No one
would ever think this family was boring,” countered
Dottie with a wink.
Kathy Gordon, director of Brand Development at Frank’s fans enjoyed lunch with the author at her home on Sullivan’s Island.
HarperCollins and organizer of both Fan Fests (the
first was held in 2014), says that this really is a unique
event in the publishing industry.
“It’s so wonderful that the author is willing to do
Tom
Stephens
something like this and has the need to be with her
fans,” Gordon says. “Dottie likes to connect to her fans,
and lay eyes on the people who have been her fans for
so long,” she says. “This is a whole other level to a book
signing or an author talk. It’s experiential marketing.
Giving you something that’s much more valuable to
you.”
The first Fan Fest was held five years ago, and this
one launched last December with an eye to being a
great Christmas present or Mother’s Day gift for a huge
Dottie fan. “People want to be together and an event
like this is a natural draw,” says Gordon. “The special
sauce is it takes the right author and a critical mass
of books.”
Fan Fest wrapped up with a visit to Fort Moultrie
and a pool party and BBQ at Wild Dunes Resort. The
only hint of disappointment from the thrilled fans we
met during the event was that they didn’t get to see
the new book. Anticipation is high for the launch of
Dottie’s 20th novel, Queen Bee, which is set entirely on
Sullivan’s Island and publishes May 28.

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May 24 I s l a nd E y e C a l e nd a r June 4
ONGOING MORE INFO: Enjoy live person at the door. Attendees hosts jazz every Thursday night. MORE INFO: Event showcases Open golf championship that will proper safety equipment, skate begin at 5 p.m. For info visit
WHAT: Black Refractions: entertainment daily at Wild order their own lunch. Attendance Traditional swing tunes, ballads the work of more than 80 premier be played May 30-June 2. Ariya park etiquette, determining Charleston-SC.gov.
Highlights from The Studio Dunes Resort. Tuesday-Friday, limited to 40 people- first come and bossa novas. Singers & horn artists in a free, open-air venue Jutanugarn will be defending stance. Helmets required, pads
Museum in Harlem 7-10 p.m. and Saturday & first served- no reservations. players welcome. For info visit the entire family can enjoy. Enjoy her 2018 title. For details and recommended. Equipment WHAT: Nature Trailers
WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art Sunday, 1-4 p.m. outside at the CharlestonJazz.com. daily painting demonstrations schedule visit USGA.org. available for free use during Summer Camp
WHEN: May 24-Aug. 18 beachfront Grand Pavilion area. Mondays and to personally connect with scheduled lessons. $25 includes WHERE: Charleston Museum’s
MORE INFO: Exhibition includes Visit DestinationHotels.com/wild- Fridays the artists who are on site for the park admission the day of the Dill Sanctuary
works by Jacob Lawrence, Romare dunes/events for full schedule. WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  exhibition’s duration. For details Sunday, June 2 lesson and 1 pass for a return WHEN: June 3-7, 10-15 and 17-
WHERE: Poe Branch Library WHAT: Board Game Afternoon visit PiccoloSpoleto.com. visit. Details and register at
Bearden, David Hammons, Fred WHAT: Intro to Climbing 21, 9 a.m.-noon
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. (family) CharlestonCountyParks.com.
Wilson, Kerry James Marshall, Sundays in March MORE INFO: Come and share WHERE: Climbing Wall at James MORE INFO: During these 5-day
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch
Titus Kaphar, Kehinde Wiley and camps, children aged 5-10 will
Lorna Simpson. Black Refractions
WHAT: Women’s History Tour your stories. 843.883.3914. Library Saturday, May 25 Island County Park
WHEN: 2-2:30 p.m. WHAT: Lunch with Dottie Frank learn about archaeology, animals,
WHERE: Joseph Manigault   WHEN: 2-4 p.m. WHERE: Hall’s Chophouse
is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity House, 350 Meeting St. WHAT: Battery2Beach Ride MORE INFO: Expert instruction life in a marsh, Native Americans
Tuesdays MORE INFO: Come play with WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
to share these incredible works WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Sullivan’s Island and IOP on the basics of climbing, the and more. $145 for members and
our games or bring your own. MORE INFO: Enjoy three courses
of art with the Charleston MORE INFO: Celebrating WHAT: Toddler Storytime 843.883.3914. WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. opportunity to meet and learn $180 for non-members. For more
community. For information visit WHERE: Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: The Town of with other new climbers, and by Hall's executive chef Matthew info and to purchase tickets, visit
Women’s History Month, tour Greene, excellent company
GibbesMuseum.org. the lives of the women at the WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Sullivan’s Island and City of Isle an overview of our facility. This Bit.ly/2FhkoHx.
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture Third Friday of the Month and a copy of Dorothea Benton
Joseph Manigault House. Images of Palms have completely installed 90-minute class will help kick off
books, flannel board fun, sing-a- WHAT: Homeschool History Days Frank's newest book, Queen
WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out
and stories of the house as a
Red Cross Training Facility, longs, poetry and activities that WHERE: Charleston Museum,
their segments of Charleston
Moves Battery2Beach route! We
your new adventure with a 1:9
instructor to student ratio and Bee. Tickets are $64 and include Tuesday, June 4
WHERE: all seaward, beachfront encourage language skills. (Ages 360 Meeting St. will enjoy a slow-paced 7-mile small group and partner work. lunch, a signed hardcover first
women’s dormitory, and USO WHAT: Women’s Golf Day
properties 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914. WHEN: 10-11 a.m. group ride from PARD Park Instruction takes place on both edition of Queen Bee, and a
post during World War II. Free WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort
WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m. MORE INFO: A special program on Sullivan’s Island to Isle of ropes and boulders, and the class priceless opportunity to meet and
for Charleston Museum members WHEN: 10 a.m.
MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife Thursdays for home schooling families. Palms, ending for lunch back on includes gear rental. $25 for ages chat with Dottie. Tickets online
and with paid admission. No MORE INFO: Grab your girlfriends
Service discourages the use of These programs feature one of Sullivan’s Island at Mex 1. The 14 and up. Details and register at at BrownPaperTickets.com/
registration necessary. Visit WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights and hit the golf course this
outdoor lights when not required, our field trip classes, a chance restaurant is generously offering CharlestonCountyParks.com. event/4092888.
CharlestonMuseum.org for info. (adults) Women’s Golf Day at Wild Dunes
in order to protect nesting sea to go through the Museum, happy hour pricing on beverages, Resort. Women will enjoy $75
turtles. When on the beach at WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch and an activity. Free with paid WHAT: Mayor’s Night In
as well as complimentary chips rounds on the Links Course
dark, use red filters on flashlights. First Monday of the Month Library, 1921 I’on Avenue.
WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
admission. To register visit and salsa. This is a celebration of Monday, June 3 WHERE: Charleston City Hall after 10 a.m. and 20% off all golf
Artificial light such as flashlights WHAT: Blue Plate Special CharlestonMuseum.org. Battery2Beach progress. WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. apparel at the Pro Shop. Make
without filters and flashlights Speaker Series MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun WHAT: Little Groms, Beginning MORE INFO: Held the first
and fast-paced game of American Skateboard a day of it and join us at the
on phones are prohibited on the WHERE: Burton’s Grill, Mt. Monday of each month, a chance
beach at night. Pleasant Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. Friday, May 24-June 9 Thursday, May 30-June 2 WHERE: Sk8 Charleston for citizens to meet with Mayor
Links Clubhouse at 4 p.m. for a
complimentary ladies-only wine
WHEN: noon 843.883.3914. WHEN: 4-5 p.m. Tecklenburg one-on-one for
WHAT: Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor WHAT: 2019 US Women’s Open MORE INFO: Little to no and cheese reception.
WHAT: Live Music at Wild MORE INFO: East Cooper five minutes about any topic. Visit DestinationHotels.com/wild-
WHAT: Jazz Night Art Exhibition WHERE: Country Club of experience necessary. Course Meetings are held on a first come,
Dunes Democrats and Progressives WHERE: Marion Square dunes/events for details.
WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort regular meetings held the 1st WHERE: The Refuge, IOP Charleston designed for participants ages first served basis. Registration
WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.- WHEN: daily 5-8 yrs. Students will be taught begins at 4:30 p.m. Meetings
WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Monday of every month. $2/ Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
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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. $$
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The Dinghy 843.789.4107
Beard Cat’s Laid back Key West Vibe, great food
Gelato made from locally sourced options, unique beers on tap, spacious Pizza Hut
ingredients, and coffee shop that sits side porch, and live music. $-$$ 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,
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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. $$ serving a simple menu of homestyle
www.chills360.com 882-8172 breakfast & lunch. $-$$
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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
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Restaurant serving contemporary Lively spot with a bar menu, a deck
The Co-Op Southern cuisine, pizza & pasta in a overlooking the water, and beach volleyball
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Sullivan’s Island Bird Walk, May 4


BY ROB BYKO
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

E
arly Saturday morning, civility and “safety” of Fort
while the island was just Moultrie.
starting to stir, a small Altogether, we took in an array
band of birding enthusiasts met of wild flowers and plants of
at Fort Moultrie for a weekend every color, size and shape, some
walk about the fields. The event edible some not. Our efforts were
was billed as the Sullivan’s Island also rewarded with the sighting a
Bird Walk, led by SI resident and variety of birds during the ninety-
highly regarded birding expert minute walk, including Painted
Sarah Harper Diaz. Buntings, Brown Thrashers,
We set out from the parking Boat-tailed Grackles, Barn
lot, some of us toting cameras Swallows and a pair of non-
and tripods, some carrying breeding Bobolinks! Diaz beamed,
binoculars and note pads, still “Awesome…The painted buntings
others with only sunscreen, Birding enthusiasts really put on a show!”
iPhones and a healthy appetite to on the Sullivan’s Thanks to Sarah Harper Diaz
discover more about SI's natural Island Bird Walk. for leading the tour, the National
wonders. Across Middle Street Park Service and Ft Moultrie Park
PHOTO BY ROB BYKO
we trudged, passing cars and Rangers for hosting the event.
those on bikes who stared in that soon enough the full heat fortunate enough to live on SI. Saturday’s program by NPS and
wonder at a conspicuous band of summer would make similar There was also agreement on similar walks are offered up
of urban explorers. With floppy treks slightly less bearable. We our individual responsibility for throughout the year by the SC
hats and all other manner of sun journeyed epically onward, our stewardship and a determination Audubon Society and a variety of
protection, we waded across the little Game of Throngs. to protect the pristine land for the local coastal conservation groups
blacktop appearing much as we We bantered about each enjoyment of future generations… encourage all of us to attain a
might have crossing a dry back- other’s individual migrations, of all species. better understanding a fragile
woods creek bed. which led us to Sullivan’s Island. Pressing onward, we furrowed coastal ecosystem.
Diaz bubbled in anticipation, Discovering a few common along the nature trail, eyes We can all strive to learn more
“May is a great time to see a bonds and shared experiences ever skyward scanning the about our environment. Perhaps
variety of migratory birds that are between previously anonymous treetops, then back down to the with better understanding,
breeding on Sullivan’s Island.” neighbors that helped to cement hedgerows, to the underbrush of we can make better ecological
she said. fast friendships. The talk moved dense ground foliage searching choices that protect what we have
We pressed on, our purposeful easily from “Where are you from for stealthy winged migrators and not kill the migrating birds
strides soon led us to the brink originally?” and “Wow, you worked and the possibility of discovering that have laid this golden egg in
of the high grass and wild at Stevarino’s Subs in Athens?” a nest hidden in the shadows. our laps.
flowers of Ft. Moultrie field. We to “How’d you get involved with We intended to make our way One merry explorer, Sarah
continued our advance in search birding?” and “What’s an SC toward the beach, then right VanBuren Church, summed it up
of migrating hordes. “Summer Audubon Ambassador?” along a mowed path of grass that neatly for all of us, saying simply,
is Coming,” I heard one sun- Conversations carried on paralleled the coast, eventually “Love where we live!”
masked face remark, to nods of between new friends as easily meandering our way back to
agreement all around. Though, as the movement of the tide.
on this morning a mild breeze A common thread among the
coming in off the ocean kept group…the love for nature, an
things quite comfortable. Still appreciation for the special
we persisted, acknowledging things we have and enjoy - being

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
May 24 12:28am/12:46pm 6:42am/6:36pm
May 25 1:15am/1:37pm 7:29am/7:28pm
May 26 2:05am/2:31pm 8:17am/8:25pm
May 27 2:56am/3:24pm 9:05am/9:24pm
May 28 3:48am/4:16pm 9:53am/10:22pm
May 29 4:38am/5:06pm 10:40am/11:16pm
May 30 5:27am/5:53pm 11:25am
May 31 6:15am/6:39pm 12:07am/12:10pm
Jun 1 7:01am/7:23pm 12:55am/12:54pm
Jun 2 7:46am/8:06pm 1:42am/1:39pm
Jun 3 8:32am/8:51pm 2:28am/2:24pm
Jun 4 9:18am/9:37pm 3:15am/3:11pm
Jun 5 10:07am/10:25pm 4:02am/4:00pm
Jun 6 10:58am/11:17pm 4:51am/4:51pm

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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Isle of Palms Mayor’s Message
A
nother summer is upon us for us to start using pervious The City is pursuing the permits
and the city is going full sidewalks, driveways and pool now, which may take around 52
force in every direction. surrounds. Doing so would weeks for a project this large.
This past month, we hired Kevin drastically help the City manage This is yet another project that
Cornett as our new police chief. stormwater. will cost millions. In the future,
City Council will swear him in at Last year, we increased any leases the City considers
our May 28 council meeting, and expenses associated with our should be triple net leases, with
his first day on the job will be drainage maintenance contract the tenant being responsible
June 3. Please come to our city to maintain and clean our ditches for taxes, insurance and both
council meeting to meet Chief more frequently throughout the ordinary and extraordinary
Cornett and say hello. We are year. Also, SCDOT performed maintenance.
happy to welcome Chief Cornett significant improvements earlier This is the first summer
to our City family and excited to this year to assist in stormwater with the new beach parking
see him build strong community management within the SCDOT regulations that requires parallel
relations and implement his right-of-way infrastructure and parking on both sides of Palm
community-oriented policing they committed to return to the Blvd. between 21st and 40th
approach within the agency. island every quarter to continue Aves. I recently visited other local
Chief Cornett started his law working on these priorities. beaches and saw how great our
enforcement career in the City The Public Safety Building, plan is working as compared to
of Columbia as a police officer built in 2009, has serious where we were several years ago.
in 2005, and rose through the construction deficiencies that We still have some tweaking to
ranks prior to becoming the chief need to be addressed now. do, but beach parking is much
of police in Springdale in 2012. Trident Construction, who built better organized and we have
The City is faced with several Fire Station 1, is doing the successfully reduced the impact
large dollar projects which we are investigative work and testing to on our residential areas.
diligently working on through our identify all of the repairs needed. Please keep up with the City’s
Ways and Means Committee. My Jimmy Carroll. The actual work will likely not calendar and social media for all
top priority remains improving start until January 2020 and of the upcoming special events
drainage infrastructure on the 36th Ave. and one at 31st Ave. won’t be completed until the and meetings!
island, however, we have other The estimated cost is $3.9 million. next fiscal year, so we are trying
projects that are now sharing the The City remains committed at to pay for the repairs without Jimmy Carroll, Mayor
top “must do” list. addressing our growing drainage borrowing. But, we need to be jcarroll@iop.net
Starting with the first one, related needs in phases. prepared to borrow if need be. 843.452.1200
drainage, we have Thomas and The Planning Commission is Another “must do” project is
Hutton designing three drainage looking at strategies to make our the marina docks, that the City is
outfalls, one at 41st Ave., one at island more resilient. It is time contractually obligated to replace.

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The Island Eye News
N E W C O M E R S S M I T H A N D H A M M O N D S E C U R E S E AT S and The Island Connection

BY KATY CALLOWAY
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS MANAGING EDITOR

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ullivan’s Island welcomed municipal election. Out of a total as we begin to see the summer
two new councilmembers of 51 absentee ballots cast, Kaye crowds trickle in. Stormwater
on May 7 and saw one hold Smith again garnered the most management will continue to be
Lynn Pierotti
on to his seat. support, with 32 votes, while a concern for the barrier island,
lynn@luckydognews.com
In what turned out to be an Hammond secured his position as is sea level rise.
publisher
uncomfortably close election, over Howard with 30 absentee Second term councilmember
decided by only 38% of the 1,686 votes to Howard’s 23. Bachman Smith hopes to Katy Calloway
registered voters on the island, In total, the results were engage elected officials at the katy@luckydognews.com
Kaye Smith topped the ballot as follows: Kaye Smith, 382; state and federal level to help managing editor
count at the polls by a total of Bachman Smith, 362; Greg address Sullivan’s stormwater
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Chief continues from cover During her tenure with the gentlest, most law-enforcing
IOPPD, Usry introduced the policewoman I know,” noted
use of electronic citations to former IOP Mayor Dick Cronin,
the department, and worked earnestly, continuing, “She is a
to interface those citations into credit to the island. She is tough
the report management system, but fair.”
reducing paperwork. “She spring-boarded my
“I am happy to have served all career with the IOPPD,” recalls
these years,” reflected Chief Usry, Captain Jeffrey Swain, returning
“but it’s time to put family first.” to his native lowcountry in
She intends to “lend a hand to 2010. While serving as an officer
my mother, who recently lost my in the New York City Police
father, her husband of 55 years.” Department, Captain Swain
Included on her mother’s self- bumped into Chief Usry at his
proclaimed agenda are “Arts and uncle’s funeral in Charleston.
crafts, day trips and…computer “She was in uniform; I casually
coding?” Chief Usry enumerates, asked her if there were any
a bit perplexed by the last item. openings in the department on
Newlywed Julie Morton (left) is looking forward to a nightly dinner prepared by wife Kim
Herself a newlywed, the Chief the island. She’s the reason I’m
Usry, upon Chief Usry’s retirement. is facing a new domestic agenda here; she helped me through the
PHOTO BY LINDA LOVVORN TUCKER
of her own. “I’m expecting dinner process,” of transferring to the
on the table every evening,” IOPPD and moving back home.
quips Julie Morton, her longtime Admittedly bittersweet, Chief
partner, now wife. “And footrubs, Usry stated, “I never imagined
lots of footrubs,” Morton, an being here this long. No two days
oncology nurse manager at were ever the same. I couldn’t
MUSC, grins. have asked for a better place to
“Hats off to you,” proclaimed call home…everyone here is a
IOP Mayor Jimmy Carroll, as he memory.”
called Chief Usry to the front of Of her replacement, Chief
the crowded Council Chamber. Kevin Cornett, she stated, “His
“City Hall loves you to infinity enthusiasm and energy will be a
and beyond!” Mayor Carroll positive thing for the department.
presented Chief Usry with a I’m looking forward to watching
Galaxy watch, along with a you grow,” speaking to the
sincere “Thank You” for her 20 numerous officers present. “If I
plus years of service to the Isle had it to do over,” she concluded,
of Palms. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”
“Chief Usry is the kindest,
May 24, 2019 5
Conservation continues from cover

the boisterous crowd and introduced


councilmembers from the City of Folly Beach
and the City of Charleston.
State Senator Chip Campsen, District
43, reminded the crowd about his recent
introduction of a budget proviso, that prohibits
the permitting of land based infrastructure
needed to support offshore drilling off the
coast of SC. Campsen championed the
proviso, which won by a landslide 40-4,
a victory that he stated, “shows not just
bipartisan support, but nearly unanimous
support.”
While budget provisos only last for one
year, Campsen assured the crowd of his
intention to seek a permanent future bill to
prevent industrialization of SC’s coast from
offshore oil.
State Senator Joe Cunningham followed
up with a rallying cry that we will fight this at
the state level, the federal level and the court
system, “to make sure there is never any oil
on our beaches here in South Carolina.”
Thanks went to Peter McCoy, Chip
Campsen, Mark Sanford, Jimmy Carroll
and Charlotte Goodwin, who sat in for her
husband Tim Goodwin, Mayor of Folly Beach.
Cunningham reiterated his campaign
promise of protecting the oceans, the beaches
for our children to enjoy. He reminded fans Activist’s messages were clear, “No oil drilling.”
of his first effort, initiated during his first
week in office, a moratorium against offshore blasting, that is detrimental to the survival postponing its plans to drill off of our coast of
drilling. In March, Cunningham introduced of marine mammals. Cunningham’s passion South Carolina. That’s a good start.”
the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection for coastal conservation was apparent in his All of the municipalities represented have
Act that calls for a permanent and complete enthusiasm, reminding the crowd how far we been outspoken against offshore drilling and
ban on offshore drilling and seismic testing have come in the last 10 years, because of seismic testing and have passed resolutions
on both the Atlantic and Pacific US coasts. this effort, which received applause from the in opposition, including Folly Beach, City of
He happily reported that it has since received crowd. Charleston, James Island, Mount Pleasant,
Republican and Democratic support. “Our efforts are being heard,” stated Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s
His efforts to protect the coast extend Cunningham, “because recently, the Island.
beyond drilling to include seismic air gun administration said it is indefinitely
6 May 24, 2019 7

EYE ON DEWEES
Making memories; building community
BY CAREY SULLIVAN
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

M
(left) The Dewees Island
Memory Garden established aking memories is what life overhead are all memories that are
in 2016. is all about. Dewees Island easily made on Dewees.
was thoughtfully designed, One of the most recent building
(below) Dock jumping on by both the developer and Mother projects on Dewees speaks to
Dewees.
Nature, to be a place where people the importance of memory and
(right) Docktails prepared to made memories. Around the island the richness of our community.
accompany an evening sunset. are intentionally placed wooden In 2016, after many years of
swings, encouraging “chance” conceptualizing, planning,
encounters with neighbors and and finally constructing, the
nature. The many docks invite Dewees Island Memory Garden
you to sit and observe or perhaps was dedicated as a community
be a more active participant and gathering spot to honor the
gather with friends to enjoy a memories of Deweesians who have
dock jump, catch your dinner of passed, record the memories of
fish, crab, or shrimp, or enjoy an the present, and provide a spot for
evening cocktail while you watch many future memories to come.
the sunset. This architecturally simple but
The memories made on Dewees stunning structure, with hand built
can seem like ‘once in a lifetime’ for oyster tabby walls, is a testament to
many people but for Deweesians, the true meaning of community. At
we know these to be part of the the dedication, architect Stephen
everyday magic of our home. From Anderson stated, “The root word
sunrise to sunset, across the of community is ‘mun,’ meaning
seasons and through the years, ‘gift,’ and by building this [Memory
the memories that can be made on Garden] we have given a gift to
Dewees will last forever. Coming those who come after us and those
across fresh tracks from a mother who came before us.”
loggerhead turtle nesting, the You don’t have to be on Dewees
amazing experience of a turtle nest to create memories or community,
hatching, catching a shark from but those of us who call Dewees
the ocean, watching dolphins race home have found the best of both
the ferry or seeing an eagle soar on our little island paradise.
Eaglet enjoying the community swing. PHOTOS BY JUDY DREW FAIRCHILD
8 May 24, 2019
TURTLE TEAM
First three loggerhead nests
found by new volunteers
BY MARY PRINGLE
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

I
t’s an exciting time when our again up against two of the many
nesting sea turtles return to sets of wooden stairs crossing the
nest in the dunes on the Isle dunes in the 600 block of Ocean
of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. Blvd. Nest #2 was found by Elaine

PHOTO BY BARBARA BERGWERF


When the first two nests were laid Schupp and Jane Solomon. Jane
on Kiawah Island and Hilton Head was on her first day of turtle patrol.
the last week of April, we knew Nest #3 found the same
we would soon get our first one. morning was on the northern edge
On the morning of May 7 there of our patrol area in Dewees Inlet
were tracks two feet wide leading beyond the 17th tee of the Links
up to a spot in between two dune Golf Course in Wild Dunes. Mary Turtle team volunteers Tee Johannes and
walkovers not far from the 6th Michels was taking her first walk Mary Pringle inspect the first loggerhead
Ave. access path. looking for nests just as Jane and nest on Isle of Palms at 6th Ave.
Frannie Bryan was out for Frannie were. She was partnered
her very first turtle patrol as a with Kristen Ayers and Christel
new member of the Island Turtle Cothran who have found many SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON REMINDERS
from DNR Marine Turtle Program
Team. Along with her were Ellen nests.
Gower and Jackie Taylor, veteran None of these first three nests • Report all sick/injured/dead sea turtles and nest disturbances
members of the team who have was relocated and coincidentally to the SCDNR at 1.800.922.5431 so that staff/volunteers can
respond as soon as possible.
found many nests in the past. all were found by newbies on their • Respect boating laws and boat cautiously, especially in small tidal
Once we located the eggs by first walk. Beginner’s luck must creeks where sea turtles like to feed. Boat strikes have emerged as
probing the sand, we decided to be a real thing. We are hoping to the leading cause of death for sea turtles in South Carolina.
leave the nest where it was laid. It be able to find and protect many • Keep artificial lights off the beach at night during nesting season
was marked with the orange sign more nests between now at the – this includes beachfront property lights and flash photography,
provided by SC Department of end of the season in the fall. which can disorient nesting mothers and hatchlings.
Natural Resources, which notifies • Always respect sea turtles by observing them from a distance
Mary Pringle has been the on the beach. Individuals that violate federal law by harming or
the public of the protection that Project Leader for the Isle of Palms/ interfering with sea turtles or their nests can be subject to civil
the eggs, hatchlings and adult Sullivan’s Island Turtle Team since penalties of up to $25,000 and up to a year’s imprisonment.
loggerheads receive by law since 2000. It is one of about thirty nest • Keep our beaches and ocean clean by avoiding single-use
they are an endangered species. protection projects under the South plastics. Plastic bags and balloons are among the most common
After six more nights two more Carolina Department of Natural trash items found on South Carolina beaches and can cause
nesting loggerheads visited the Resources. She is also on the Sea injury or death when sea turtles mistake them for food.
Isle of Palms in the wee hours of • Promote and support our program for continued conservation of
Turtle Stranding and Salvage sea turtles in South Carolina.
the morning on May 13 laying Network.
Nests #2 and #3. One of these was
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FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

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May 24, 2019 11

USL students excel at SCISA


Chess Tournament
L U C A S H E L F E R I C H W I N S E L E M E N TA R Y S C H O O L S TAT E C H E S S R U N N E R - U P

BY JENNY HIRSCH
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

U
niversity School of the Champion. Helferich also competed
Lowcountry (USL) emphasizes in the US National Elementary Chess
“learning by doing” in its Championships where he finished with
approach to education every day for five wins & two losses, which earned
students in third through 12th grade. him 27th place out of 347.
When the world is your classroom, you USL is grateful to chess coach Stuart
go forth every week from campus to Chagrin and faculty sponsor Nikki
see things for yourself. Brockman, for creating a program that
Students from the University School the students enjoy while improving
of the Lowcountry competed in the their chess skills. The school also
SCISA Elementary and Middle School wishes to thank to teacher Alauria
State Tournament in April in Sumter Corbin for leading the group to the
South Carolina, and the US National tournament with parent Joe Helferich.
Elementary Chess Championships.
University School of the Lowcountry
Congratulations to the students who
competed in the SCISA Elementary (USL) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-
and Middle School State Tournament: exempt independent school serving
Marcello Crowley, Ben Flessas, students from third through 12 th
Frank Gibbes, Oakley Halpern, grade. USL is a non-sectarian school
Lucas Helferich, Ada Kennelly, Foster for high-achieving, nice, curious
Kennelly, and Major Manchester. students emphasizing individualized
It was the third year of participation academics, experiential learning, and
for USL. The students had fun a strong sense of community. USL
and were terrific. Kudos to Lucas is accredited by the South Carolina
Helferich of Summerville. Helferich Independent School Association and
was the Elementary School State
is celebrating its 12th year of serving
Chess Runner-Up. Helferich was
undefeated, but this tournament children and families throughout the
included a strength of opponent greater Charleston area. For more
factor that distinguished him from the information visit USLowcountry.org or
call 843.884.0902. Sullivan’s Island resident and USL student Ada Kennelly at the SCISA
Chess Tournament in April. PHOTO COURTESY OF USL

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May 24, 2019 13

150 LADIES DESCEND ON CHARLESTON FOR SECOND EVER


D O R O T H E A B E N TO N F R A N K FA N F E S T

BY JENNIFER TUOHY
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

n anticipation of the release of her 20th


novel, Queen Bee, this month, Sullivan’s
Islander and New York Times bestselling
author Dorothea Benton Frank invited a
hundred or so of her biggest fans to explore
her hometown. The influx was part of the
Dorothea Benton Frank Fan Fest, an intimate
festival for a limited number of fans to get to
know their favorite author, her favorite
haunts, and the inspirations behind many of
her novels.
Events part of the multi-day festival
included a cocktail reception with Dottie at
The Mills House, a Tommy Dew’s Walking
History Tour of Charleston, a Carolina Queen
Jazz Cruise, a Savannah Bee Company Honey
Tasting & Bee Hive exhibit, and a Sunday
morning Bloodies & Biscuits Brunch, hosted
by downtown jeweler Croghan’s Jewel Box.
The biggest highlight for attendees however,
was the backyard lunch hosted by Dottie
in her historic Sullivan’s Island home. The

Pat and Marty Viser, from Charlotte NC, hold up a giant cover of Dorothea Benton Frank’s newest novel Queen Bee.
The trip to Fan Fest was a Mother’s Day present.
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER TUOHY

lunch was a true family-affair, catered by her presence. “He said it was the best thing ever.”
son-in-law, Carmine Paluso, a chef at Wild As he approaches, serving us cocktails
Olive, and featuring special appearances by in his Masters’ golf hat, he stands out
her daughter, Victoria, husband, Peter, and as one of maybe four men in the crowd of
baby grandson, Teddy. over 150 women. Women are traditionally
The Island Eye News was invited along to this Dottie’s audience, and generally those over a
exclusive soiree on a sumptuous Lowcountry certain age. “I just love how she writes older
Sunday. Guests arriving bedecked in Queen women,” says Diane Ramey, a librarian from
Bee paraphernalia (necklaces, sunglasses, Sandwich, MA. “Well I am one!” she says,
and even one set of bee-themed toenails) were succinctly explaining Dottie’s appeal to her
greeted with Queen Bee cocktails, whipped core group of fans.
up by the author herself as she welcomed Frank's novels expertly capture the highs
fans into her Sullivan’s Island beach home. and lows, joys and despairs of the lives of
“She just makes us feel like family,” said regular women. She takes what may seem
Fan Fest attendee Deborah Oertell, who had mundane and everyday and turns it into a
travelled here with her husband and her bitting, witty take on human nature and the
daughter, Whitney, for their second Dottie
Fan Fest. “He was the one who wanted to
Firing a cannon on Fort Sumter was part of festivities Frank continues on page 15
come back,” Deborah said of her husband’s
during lunch at Frank’s Sullivan’s Island home.
14 May 24, 2019

WDMGA golf scores another hole-in-one


C H A R I T Y T O U R N A M E N T F U N D S P R O S TAT E C A N C E R R E S E A R C H

BY COLIN MCCANDLESS
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
hey are still tallying final numbers for the
6th Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation
(PCF) charity golf tournament fundraiser
held May 11 at the Wild Dunes Links Course,
but it appears that it will nearly match if not
eclipse last year’s total of $60,000, to be used
toward funding prostate cancer research and
helping find a cure for this dreaded disease.
The event, coordinated by the Wild
Dunes Men’s Golf Association (WDMGA)
PCF committee, has now raised more than
$200,000 overall for the foundation through
the generous donations of individuals and
businesses in the Lowcountry.
There were 34 foursomes who registered for
the tournament and 220 people who attended
the dinner and live and silent auctions that
followed the golf.
The weather was beautiful and the golf
action was impressive, with the tournament
victors shooting a 49 - an astounding 21
under par - and the runners-up scoring a 57.
First and second place teams were awarded
$400 and $300 respectively, with both groups
generously donating their winnings to PCF.
Special guest Justin Moose, runner-up in
the 2018 World Long Drive Championship, Wild Dunes members Bobby and Beth Bumgardner (left) and Murray and Beth Small (right) posing with Justin Moose,
wowed tournament participants, powering runner up in the 2018 World Long-Drive Championship.
350-yard drives off a 4-foot high pole down
the middle of the fairway, and belting regular
drives of 400 yards.
For an additional donation of $100, golfers
could use Moose’s drive in lieu of their own,
or you could pay $200 to buy your way on to
the putting green.
“He was putting on a show,” remarked
WDMGA President Mike Gollobin of Moose.
“It was very entertaining.” Moose split his
long drive proceeds 50/50 with the PCF,
raising $1,600 for the cause.
Nobody won the $20,000 hole-in-one
contest, but David Jenkins came the closest
to a hole-in-one when he rimmed out a shot Winning foursome at the 6th Annual PCF charity golf tournament are (l-r) Justin Lee, Clay Hopkins, Will Greene and
on hole 8. Chris Worrell. The group generously donated their cash winnings to the fight against Prostate Cancer.
Mulligans and raffle tickets were also sold There were 60 silent auction items ranging Tommy Hartnett, a former three-term U.S.
and contributed to the money raised. from rounds of golf and beach packages to Congressman representing South Carolina’s
The live and silent auction were a smashing restaurant gift certificates, wine tastings and 1st District who also served two terms in the
success, with the most coveted item, a trip to a pub crawl. South Carolina Senate and four terms in the
play golf at Pebble Beach along California’s Featured guests at the dinner and auction South Carolina House of Representatives,
beautiful Monterrey Peninsula, selling for a entailed the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s emceed the event.
whopping $8,200. Other popular live auction Director of Golf, Sports & Special Events The WDMGA’s charity golf event committee
items included a week’s stay in a condo in Chris Conway, who provided the Pebble included Gollobin, Minton, Hartnett, WDMGA
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic, donated by Beach auction package, and MUSC Prostate chairman John Cipkala, PCF event treasurer
a Wild Dunes family, and a five-night, four- Cancer Specialist Dr. Michael B. Lilly, who Mike Driscoll, Mike Muzzy, Phil Riker, Tom
round golf package at the Sunriver Resort in shared updates on the current state of Carrato and Jim Goodwin.
Bend, Ore., supplied by Jeff Minton. prostate cancer research. Gollobin gave a special acknowledgement
to Wild Dunes Director of Golf and PCF
committee member Jeff Minton, who donates
the golf and the room at the Sweetgrass
Pavilion for the fundraiser, along with
providing dinner and lunches at a greatly
reduced cost.
“There’s no way this event could go on
without him,” stated Gollobin.
The charity tournament holds strong
significance for Minton, whose father died
of prostate cancer. His active involvement in
the PCF fundraising cause and invaluable
contributions to the event are a way for him
to honor his father’s memory.
Gollobin said the committee is optimistic
that the 7th Annual tournament will be even
better.
“We have some great ideas looking ahead
to next year to improve it,” Gollobin said.
For more information on PCF, visit PCF.org.

PHOTOS BY MIKE GOLLOBIN


9May 24, 2019 15

Frank continues from page 13

lives we all live. While older women love her novels,


they’re not her only demographic - and with Apple
Books this week lauding Queen Bee as one of its “Best
Books of May” - you’re sure to find many Dottie novels
poolside and beachside this summer.
As the guests lined up for lunch, excited to enjoy
some of the best chicken salad ever made, Dottie
walked around welcoming people and chatting, with
her grandson Teddy on her hip. Then someone let slip
that Dottie is finally coming home to Sullivan's Island
... for good.
Island Eye News went straight to the source, Dottie’s
husband, Peter Frank, for the scoop. He confirmed that
yes, they are finally making a permanent move back to
South Carolina from New Jersey, something Dottie has
been hankering after for many years. One hold-up had
been plans for restoring the beach house, which due
to its historic nature had been somewhat complicated
(“Someone thinks some soldier might have slept here
one night in the civil war and now its ‘historic’,” quips
Dottie). With approval from Town Council firmly in
hand, they will start work in July. “We’re restoring the
home, lifting it up, and moving it back [away from an
encroaching harbor],” Peter Frank said. “We’re also
raising the roof but keeping the main structure intact.”
Just then Dottie’s voice rings out across the ladies
who were lunching. “In about 5 minutes we’re going to
fire on Fort Sumter!” And true to form, a small cannon
was rolled out and shots fired across the harbor.
“We thought you were joking!” said Pat Viser, visiting
with her mother Marty, from Charlotte, N.C. “No one
would ever think this family was boring,” countered
Dottie with a wink.
Kathy Gordon, director of Brand Development at Frank’s fans enjoyed lunch with the author at her home on Sullivan’s Island.
HarperCollins and organizer of both Fan Fests (the
first was held in 2014), says that this really is a unique
event in the publishing industry.
“It’s so wonderful that the author is willing to do
something like this and has the need to be with her
fans,” Gordon says. “Dottie likes to connect to her fans,
and lay eyes on the people who have been her fans for
so long,” she says. “This is a whole other level to a book
signing or an author talk. It’s experiential marketing.
Giving you something that’s much more valuable to
you.”
The first Fan Fest was held five years ago, and this
one launched last December with an eye to being a
great Christmas present or Mother’s Day gift for a huge
Dottie fan. “People want to be together and an event
like this is a natural draw,” says Gordon. “The special
sauce is it takes the right author and a critical mass
of books.”
Fan Fest wrapped up with a visit to Fort Moultrie
and a pool party and BBQ at Wild Dunes Resort. The
only hint of disappointment from the thrilled fans we
met during the event was that they didn’t get to see
the new book. Anticipation is high for the launch of
Dottie’s 20th novel, Queen Bee, which is set entirely on
Sullivan’s Island and publishes May 28.

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Highlights from The Studio Dunes Resort. Tuesday-Friday, limited to 40 people- first come and bossa novas. Singers & horn artists in a free, open-air venue Jutanugarn will be defending stance. Helmets required, pads
Museum in Harlem 7-10 p.m. and Saturday & first served- no reservations. players welcome. For info visit the entire family can enjoy. Enjoy her 2018 title. For details and recommended. Equipment WHAT: Nature Trailers
WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art Sunday, 1-4 p.m. outside at the CharlestonJazz.com. daily painting demonstrations schedule visit USGA.org. available for free use during Summer Camp
WHEN: May 24-Aug. 18 beachfront Grand Pavilion area. Mondays and to personally connect with scheduled lessons. $25 includes WHERE: Charleston Museum’s
MORE INFO: Exhibition includes Visit DestinationHotels.com/wild- Fridays the artists who are on site for the park admission the day of the Dill Sanctuary
works by Jacob Lawrence, Romare dunes/events for full schedule. WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  exhibition’s duration. For details Sunday, June 2 lesson and 1 pass for a return WHEN: June 3-7, 10-15 and 17-
WHERE: Poe Branch Library WHAT: Board Game Afternoon visit PiccoloSpoleto.com. visit. Details and register at
Bearden, David Hammons, Fred WHAT: Intro to Climbing 21, 9 a.m.-noon
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. (family) CharlestonCountyParks.com.
Wilson, Kerry James Marshall, Sundays in March MORE INFO: Come and share WHERE: Climbing Wall at James MORE INFO: During these 5-day
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch
Titus Kaphar, Kehinde Wiley and camps, children aged 5-10 will
Lorna Simpson. Black Refractions
WHAT: Women’s History Tour your stories. 843.883.3914. Library Saturday, May 25 Island County Park
WHEN: 2-2:30 p.m. WHAT: Lunch with Dottie Frank learn about archaeology, animals,
WHERE: Joseph Manigault   WHEN: 2-4 p.m. WHERE: Hall’s Chophouse
is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity House, 350 Meeting St. WHAT: Battery2Beach Ride MORE INFO: Expert instruction life in a marsh, Native Americans
Tuesdays MORE INFO: Come play with WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
to share these incredible works WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Sullivan’s Island and IOP on the basics of climbing, the and more. $145 for members and
our games or bring your own. MORE INFO: Enjoy three courses
of art with the Charleston MORE INFO: Celebrating WHAT: Toddler Storytime 843.883.3914. WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. opportunity to meet and learn $180 for non-members. For more
community. For information visit WHERE: Poe Branch Library MORE INFO: The Town of with other new climbers, and by Hall's executive chef Matthew info and to purchase tickets, visit
Women’s History Month, tour Greene, excellent company
GibbesMuseum.org. the lives of the women at the WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Sullivan’s Island and City of Isle an overview of our facility. This Bit.ly/2FhkoHx.
MORE INFO: Enjoy picture Third Friday of the Month and a copy of Dorothea Benton
Joseph Manigault House. Images of Palms have completely installed 90-minute class will help kick off
books, flannel board fun, sing-a- WHAT: Homeschool History Days Frank's newest book, Queen
WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out
and stories of the house as a
Red Cross Training Facility, longs, poetry and activities that WHERE: Charleston Museum,
their segments of Charleston
Moves Battery2Beach route! We
your new adventure with a 1:9
instructor to student ratio and Bee. Tickets are $64 and include Tuesday, June 4
WHERE: all seaward, beachfront encourage language skills. (Ages 360 Meeting St. will enjoy a slow-paced 7-mile small group and partner work. lunch, a signed hardcover first
women’s dormitory, and USO WHAT: Women’s Golf Day
properties 2-3 with adult) 843.883.3914. WHEN: 10-11 a.m. group ride from PARD Park Instruction takes place on both edition of Queen Bee, and a
post during World War II. Free WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort
WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m. MORE INFO: A special program on Sullivan’s Island to Isle of ropes and boulders, and the class priceless opportunity to meet and
for Charleston Museum members WHEN: 10 a.m.
MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife Thursdays for home schooling families. Palms, ending for lunch back on includes gear rental. $25 for ages chat with Dottie. Tickets online
and with paid admission. No MORE INFO: Grab your girlfriends
Service discourages the use of These programs feature one of Sullivan’s Island at Mex 1. The 14 and up. Details and register at at BrownPaperTickets.com/
registration necessary. Visit WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights and hit the golf course this
outdoor lights when not required, our field trip classes, a chance restaurant is generously offering CharlestonCountyParks.com. event/4092888.
CharlestonMuseum.org for info. (adults) Women’s Golf Day at Wild Dunes
in order to protect nesting sea to go through the Museum, happy hour pricing on beverages, Resort. Women will enjoy $75
turtles. When on the beach at WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch and an activity. Free with paid WHAT: Mayor’s Night In
as well as complimentary chips rounds on the Links Course
dark, use red filters on flashlights. First Monday of the Month Library, 1921 I’on Avenue.
WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
admission. To register visit and salsa. This is a celebration of Monday, June 3 WHERE: Charleston City Hall after 10 a.m. and 20% off all golf
Artificial light such as flashlights WHAT: Blue Plate Special CharlestonMuseum.org. Battery2Beach progress. WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. apparel at the Pro Shop. Make
without filters and flashlights Speaker Series MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun WHAT: Little Groms, Beginning MORE INFO: Held the first
and fast-paced game of American Skateboard a day of it and join us at the
on phones are prohibited on the WHERE: Burton’s Grill, Mt. Monday of each month, a chance
beach at night. Pleasant Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. Friday, May 24-June 9 Thursday, May 30-June 2 WHERE: Sk8 Charleston for citizens to meet with Mayor
Links Clubhouse at 4 p.m. for a
complimentary ladies-only wine
WHEN: noon 843.883.3914. WHEN: 4-5 p.m. Tecklenburg one-on-one for
WHAT: Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor WHAT: 2019 US Women’s Open MORE INFO: Little to no and cheese reception.
WHAT: Live Music at Wild MORE INFO: East Cooper five minutes about any topic. Visit DestinationHotels.com/wild-
WHAT: Jazz Night Art Exhibition WHERE: Country Club of experience necessary. Course Meetings are held on a first come,
Dunes Democrats and Progressives WHERE: Marion Square dunes/events for details.
WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort regular meetings held the 1st WHERE: The Refuge, IOP Charleston designed for participants ages first served basis. Registration
WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.- WHEN: daily 5-8 yrs. Students will be taught begins at 4:30 p.m. Meetings
WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Monday of every month. $2/ Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio MORE INFO: 74th U.S. Women's the components of a skateboard,
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
May 24, 2019 19

Sullivan’s Island Bird Walk, May 4


BY ROB BYKO
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

E
arly Saturday morning, civility and “safety” of Fort
while the island was just Moultrie.
starting to stir, a small Altogether, we took in an array
band of birding enthusiasts met of wild flowers and plants of
at Fort Moultrie for a weekend every color, size and shape, some
walk about the fields. The event edible some not. Our efforts were
was billed as the Sullivan’s Island also rewarded with the sighting a
Bird Walk, led by SI resident and variety of birds during the ninety-
highly regarded birding expert minute walk, including Painted
Sarah Harper Diaz. Buntings, Brown Thrashers,
We set out from the parking Boat-tailed Grackles, Barn
lot, some of us toting cameras Swallows and a pair of non-
and tripods, some carrying breeding Bobolinks! Diaz beamed,
binoculars and note pads, still “Awesome…The painted buntings
others with only sunscreen, Birding enthusiasts really put on a show!”
iPhones and a healthy appetite to on the Sullivan’s Thanks to Sarah Harper Diaz
discover more about SI's natural Island Bird Walk. for leading the tour, the National
wonders. Across Middle Street Park Service and Ft Moultrie Park
PHOTO BY ROB BYKO
we trudged, passing cars and Rangers for hosting the event.
those on bikes who stared in that soon enough the full heat fortunate enough to live on SI. Saturday’s program by NPS and
wonder at a conspicuous band of summer would make similar There was also agreement on similar walks are offered up
of urban explorers. With floppy treks slightly less bearable. We our individual responsibility for throughout the year by the SC
hats and all other manner of sun journeyed epically onward, our stewardship and a determination Audubon Society and a variety of
protection, we waded across the little Game of Throngs. to protect the pristine land for the local coastal conservation groups
blacktop appearing much as we We bantered about each enjoyment of future generations… encourage all of us to attain a
might have crossing a dry back- other’s individual migrations, of all species. better understanding a fragile
woods creek bed. which led us to Sullivan’s Island. Pressing onward, we furrowed coastal ecosystem.
Diaz bubbled in anticipation, Discovering a few common along the nature trail, eyes We can all strive to learn more
“May is a great time to see a bonds and shared experiences ever skyward scanning the about our environment. Perhaps
variety of migratory birds that are between previously anonymous treetops, then back down to the with better understanding,
breeding on Sullivan’s Island.” neighbors that helped to cement hedgerows, to the underbrush of we can make better ecological
she said. fast friendships. The talk moved dense ground foliage searching choices that protect what we have
We pressed on, our purposeful easily from “Where are you from for stealthy winged migrators and not kill the migrating birds
strides soon led us to the brink originally?” and “Wow, you worked and the possibility of discovering that have laid this golden egg in
of the high grass and wild at Stevarino’s Subs in Athens?” a nest hidden in the shadows. our laps.
flowers of Ft. Moultrie field. We to “How’d you get involved with We intended to make our way One merry explorer, Sarah
continued our advance in search birding?” and “What’s an SC toward the beach, then right VanBuren Church, summed it up
of migrating hordes. “Summer Audubon Ambassador?” along a mowed path of grass that neatly for all of us, saying simply,
is Coming,” I heard one sun- Conversations carried on paralleled the coast, eventually “Love where we live!”
masked face remark, to nods of between new friends as easily meandering our way back to
agreement all around. Though, as the movement of the tide.
on this morning a mild breeze A common thread among the
coming in off the ocean kept group…the love for nature, an
things quite comfortable. Still appreciation for the special
we persisted, acknowledging things we have and enjoy - being

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
May 24 12:28am/12:46pm 6:42am/6:36pm
May 25 1:15am/1:37pm 7:29am/7:28pm
May 26 2:05am/2:31pm 8:17am/8:25pm
May 27 2:56am/3:24pm 9:05am/9:24pm
May 28 3:48am/4:16pm 9:53am/10:22pm
May 29 4:38am/5:06pm 10:40am/11:16pm
May 30 5:27am/5:53pm 11:25am
May 31 6:15am/6:39pm 12:07am/12:10pm
Jun 1 7:01am/7:23pm 12:55am/12:54pm
Jun 2 7:46am/8:06pm 1:42am/1:39pm
Jun 3 8:32am/8:51pm 2:28am/2:24pm
Jun 4 9:18am/9:37pm 3:15am/3:11pm
Jun 5 10:07am/10:25pm 4:02am/4:00pm
Jun 6 10:58am/11:17pm 4:51am/4:51pm

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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