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

Pollution
solutions
IOP CLEANUP CREW
LAUNCHES A NEW
SUMMER OF SWEEPS

BY SUSAN HILL SMITH


FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

I
sle of Palms Cleanup Crew celebrates its first
birthday this month as volunteers return to
a weekly schedule of Monday evening trash
sweeps on Front Beach this summer from June
10 through Labor Day.
“We involved more than 400 volunteers over
the course of summer last year, and we would
love to top that total in 2019,” Co-founder
Katrina Limbach said. “Remember, it’s flexible.
You can volunteer as many Mondays as you
like, and no advance registration is required.
But if you come out three times, you will earn
special gifts.”
Organizers will happily sign for volunteer
hours. “We know a lot of students are looking Beach sweep volunteers, l-r: Olivia Bueno, Vice Chair Surfrider Chas, Dave Lorenz, Morgan Hurley, Tita massie,
for opportunities to help the community during Bob Mills and David Quick.
the summer, and what could be more fun than STAFF PHOTO
volunteering at the beach?” Limbach added. MEX 1 SESSIONS RAISE FUNDS FOR CAROLINA STUDIOS
Each sweep lasts from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Volunteers sign in at the beach end of the
access by the city restrooms/showers in the BY MORGAN HURLEY
1100 block of Ocean Boulevard. They are asked FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
to clean at least 30 minutes. Reusable trash
collection bags, gloves and hand sanitizer are or the past two years, Mex 1 Coastal process an idea hit me of how cool it would
provided. Afterward, crew members can gather Cantina has partnered up with Ear be to have the bands play in an unplugged
at an Isle of Palms restaurant and enjoy a for Music to put on an unforgettable format like MTV Unplugged. Full acoustic,
discount on food. Those who volunteer three music series called Mex 1 Sessions raising artists sitting down, and really stripping the
times during summer 2019 will receive an Isle over $10,000 for Carolina Studios, a local music down to its core. This musical format
of Palms Cleanup Crew car decal and reusable non-profit focused on providing Charleston and the intimate vibe of MEX 1’s venue on
shopping tote. students with safe, career-focused Sullivan's Island was magic from the first
The June 10 kickoff sees IOP Cleanup Crew initiatives through music, technology, and show!”
returning to The Windjammer, which will media arts. The benefactor of the music series is
provide volunteers with free hot dogs for kids Mex 1 Sessions is a one night pop up Carolina Studios. “The money raised from
and 25 percent off other food. series over the fall and winter months Mex 1 Sessions has been an integral part
Paid parking is available nearby in the city’s where guests are treated to an intimate and in keeping the Carolina Studios Mobile
municipal lots and is free for vehicles with a unplugged show from bands like Drivin’ N Recording Studio Bus out on the streets
Wild Dunes or Isle of Palms resident decal. Cryin’ and the Blue Dogs to local favorites visiting schools to teach kids recording
Limbach, an owner of Isle of Palms Beach like Sol Driven Train, Stop Light Observation arts.” Says Chris Kolb, board member of
Chair Company, and City Council Member and Jump Castle Riot. Carolina Studios.
Susan Hill Smith created IOP Cleanup Crew to “While we were brainstorming the idea “Not every kid is an athlete and we found
help protect the coastal ecosystem from trash of MEX 1 Sessions, our goal was to create many schools with little focus on the arts.
cool shows in an intimate environment that We intend to bridge that gap and provide
Solution continues on page 4 would also benefit a great cause.” Says
Rob Lamble of Ear for Music. “During this Mex 1 continues on page 4

IOP BUDGET SIES RETIREMENT


MEETING CONSERVATION PARTY
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Fragoso hired as Town Administrator
C A R R O L L S U M S U P M AY 2 8 M E E T I N G

BY GREGG BRAGG
THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER

I
sle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll is always available, and indulged reduction in developed lot coverage from 40% down to 35%. Mayor
Island Eye News with an interview highlighting the accomplishments Carroll added that the City plans to mandate the use of pervious
made by city council during its meeting of May 28. materials in new construction for such things as driveways. The
• A semi-new town administrator combination of reduced lot coverage and the use of pervious materials
• Kevin Cornett sworn in as the city’s Chief of Police on the section of lots that are covered, will improve the City’s capacity
• Flood prevention measures to absorb floodwaters and help combat sea level rise.
• Improvements to SC 511 The City also moved to implement single file, parallel parking along
• An enhanced plastics ban Palm Blvd. with interior spaces reserved for residents, strengthened
• Construction work conducted at night on the island their plastics ban to be consistent with their neighbors on Sullivan’s
The last item was among the most contested issues to come before Island, and improved SCDOT 511 to facilitate visits to the beach and
City Council in a while; a request for night work at Wild Dunes was a mechanism to inform them in advance when the beach is full, to
resolved during the meeting. The task would require a steady stream mitigate traffic congestion.
of trucks bringing construction materials to the far end of the island. “Our biggest three challenges are the major repairs needed on our
Developers argued the work would go more smoothly and be far less public safety building, picking between 3 designs for phase III drainage
intrusive if done at night. Council voted down the request in an 8-1 outfalls, and getting a permit for rebuilding the marina docks, which
vote, with Councilmember Ted Kinghorn the only vote in favor of the take up to a year. Yes, we inherited a ton of challenges, but we’re
request. getting it done,” said Carroll.
Mayor Carroll sounded thrilled to report the official promotion of City Council did not have the first reading of the budget for fiscal
Desirée Fragoso to the level of City Administrator (CA) following an year 2020 in advance of the July first deadline (see related story in this
8-1 vote (Councilmember Ferencz was the only “nay”). Fragoso has issue of Island Eye news).
served as the interim CA for the past year. She did so while working “We are having another budget workshop due to the 3 major projects.
her designated job of assistant CA along with additional roles as social We’ll start the drainage outfalls as soon as Thomas & Hutton finish
media consultant, working for 9 bosses (councilmembers/mayor), their work. Work on the public safety building will [probably] begin
liaison to public safety building contractor Trident Construction, early next year, and the permitting for the docks will probably take a
liaison to ATM Dock Designers, liaison to marina tenants and handling year. We’re going to do as much as we can with what we have, but we
two hurricane events. have to be prepared for a tax increase. That would be our last choice,
“From my point of view, she handles everything perfectly, with grace, but we have to be prepared for that if the need arises. We can’t spend
a smile, and an eagerness to get answers to the numerous questions everything we have. We have to set up a building maintenance fund,
posed by councilmembers,” said Carroll. and we have to keep enough money on hand for emergencies. This
“Now that we have our leadership positions filled, we can really get council is one that looks to the future and [keeping] what we have.
down to running our City. Desirée will be hiring an assistant so we can So we have to have another work session before passing the budget,”
keep our data up to date. I am excited by all we have accomplished this Carroll stated.
past year,” the mayor added.
Visit the City’s website for more information on the dates and times
The City took action to mitigate flooding by voting in favor of a
of upcoming meetings at IOP.net.

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ullivan’s Island Town Council scheduled not side, 20’ above the lines, and 10’ below. Post cards
one, or two, but three meetings on May 28 at alerting residents to the work have been mailed to
the 6 p.m. time usually reserved for regular everyone on Sullivan’s Island. The cards include
council meetings. Public hearings for the 2019 a toll free number for those wishing to schedule a Lynn Pierotti
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for the next 20 years,” Benke added. Despite it staff writers
all, the Town managed to balance its budget as
required. Although water and sewer rates also •
increased, Councilmember Bachman Smith was
quick to point out the rate increase is less this CONTRIBUTORS
year than last.
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Mayor pro tem Clark told them public service may SARAH MCKENNA
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said he was thrilled to have the scouts participate CHARLOTTE PARK
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Mex 1 continues from cover Solution continues from cover

a safe, career-focused recording arts studio allowing students to


HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT OUR BEACHES & OCEANS
make, create, record and take home their own beats and songs with
the Carolina Studios Mobile Recording Studio Bus.” • Reduce: Eliminate or cut back on packaging you bring to
the beach and other marine outings - especially plastic and
polystyrene, which pose the biggest environmental threats.
• Reuse: Rely on reusables when you need bottles, cups,
coolers, bags, etc.
• Pack in - pack out: Some beaches, like Isle of Palms, provide
trash and recycling bins, but they can fill up quickly on
busy days. If you really want to avoid trash getting into the
ecosystem, take it back with you.
• Watch your stuff: Items like toys, towels, and shoes can also
become trash if accidentally left behind or washed out with
the tide.
• Pitch in: Pick up trash each time you visit. Keep it doable
and still make a difference with the international “Take 3 for
the Sea” campaign. But feel free to grab more, and record
your good deeds with the SC Aquarium’s Citizen Science
App, which also allows you to share photos of your finds.

Presenting a check to Carolina Studios on behalf of Mex 1 is (l-r); Corey Miller, Mike
Delvecchio, Patrick Davis, Ryan Jones, Chris Kolb, Rob Lamble and Mark Bryan.
PHOTO BY SARAH GRAIF

Mex 1 Sessions will take place again over this coming fall and
winter with some killer bands on the horizon. To get more information
about future Mex 1 Sessions shows and when to buy tickets, make
sure you are following Mex 1 and Ear for Music on Instagram and
Facebook where shows are being announced. To get more information
on Carolina Studios visit CarolinaStudios.net.

IOP Clean Up Crew crowd. PHOTO PROVIDED

and build a sense of community sweeps. That total included


among volunteers. more than 8,000 cigarette butts
With guidance from the South - which include toxic chemicals
Carolina Aquarium conservation and plastic filters - and more
team and its Citizen Science than 10,000 other plastic items.
App, which includes a Litter-
Follow Isle of Palms Cleanup
free Digital Journal, the crew
recorded collecting more than Crew on Facebook for the latest
23,000 debris items during 11 details.
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thereto.” All three measures passed unanimously.
The final action item for Council was approval of a distribution
of the Victim’s Right’s Funds. Funds generated by municipal court
IOP holds special
fines are split with the state, and Town is given some latitude in
distributing some of the state’s portion. The Town selected the
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC
($20,000), People Against Rape ($10,000), and Winwood Family
meeting
Services ($15,000) to receive grants for the second year in a row.
WAYS & MEANS TRY TO WORK OUT BUDGET
The measure also garnered the unanimous support of Council.
The Town made a lot of progress on inflight projects, according BY GREGG BRAGG
the Town’s administrator. THE ISLAND EYE NEWS STAFF WRITER
• TOSI has provided final owner comments to Applied Building

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Services for repairs to the fire station. The only outstanding sle of Palms City Council held a special Ways & Means committee
issue is Christmas decorations and how to bid out the work. meeting on May 21. The conference started promptly at 4 p.m.
• Work on boardwalks at stations 25 & 26 are complete. and was the fourth such meeting scheduled to advance and
• The Greenbelt Fund Committee approved the new boardwalk hopefully finalize planning of the City’s budget for fiscal year 2020
adjacent to Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. (July 1 – June 30). Councilmember Jimmy Ward sat center stage
• The Town’s electronic message board has given it’s all and facing the dais and the rest of his Council colleagues, and was
staff is reviewing replacement options. flanked by Interim City Administrator Desiree Fragoso and City
• Staff is currently reviewing bids for trimming work in the Treasurer Debbie Schimsa Suggs. The trio’s goal: to present a
Town’s transition zone between station 16 and 18.5. budget IOPC could support in time for July’s deadline.
• The South Carolina Supreme Court advised the Town that the They opened with the good news. Income from tourism has been
case of Bluestein vs. TOSI (case number 2010-CP-10-5449) trending higher the last several years compared to the amounts the
would not be heard until later this year, possibly as early as Finance Committee used to estimate income. Fees from building
September. permits and licensing have also been trending higher than the
Benke also reported a number of openings on the Town’s boards numbers used to estimate income for the 2020 budget.
and commissions with terms starting in September. Current The fiscally conservative budget rounded income down and
openings include; expenses up; an idea participants came to question later in the
• Three seats available on the Planning Commission. meeting due to the enormity of the projects currently facing IOPCC.
The staggering $6.2 million price required to rehabilitate the
• Two seats on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
public safety building warranted its own presentation, for example.
• Two seats on the Tree Commission. Although a combination of general funds and tourism monies will
• Three seats on the Design Review Board. cover $4 million of the project, the City is faced with financing
• A seat on the Election Commission with an unlimited term. the remaining $2.2 million, creating an unwelcome addition to the
The public safety committee is currently wrestling with adding City’s existing debt load. IOPCC assigned Trident Construction the
and/or moving cross walks on the island. Committee Chair
Chauncey Clark thinks cross walks are a good idea, but also foster Budget Meeting continues on page 9
a false sense of security (a kid’s going to walk out there thinking
cars will stop and don’t), as well as some associated and confusing
state regulations that have to be unraveled. The fall out of the St.
Patrick’s Day celebration is still on the Committee’s plate, though
the details are still be fleshed out. And a new parking strategy is
being developed along with revisiting speed limits on the island.
The raft of issues alluded to by Clark will form the agenda of a soon
to be scheduled workshop.
Councilmember Sarah Church reported the farmers market “…
continues to thrive. We’re half way through it, so you better get
there while you can,” she emphasized. The market is open each
Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Stith Park until the end of June.
Councilmember Bachman Smith has managed to get repairs of
the sewer line from behind the fire station up to Middle St. to the
permitting phase. Although the timing of the work has come into
question. Summer is not the best time to tear up roads in a beach
community, as he previously cautioned.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
The next regular council meeting of the Town of Sullivan’s Island
will be Tuesday, June 18 at 6 p.m.
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TURTLE TEAM
Three in one day on IOP and
Sullivan’s first nest
BY MARY PRINGLE
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

T
his is shaping up to be a banner year for loggerhead always measure the width of each track of a nesting one we called “Stumpy” because she had lost a rear
nesting. All over the state DNR volunteers like turtle. We find the length between the diagonal V marks flipper. That made it difficult for her to dig a hole for the
the Island Turtle Team are reporting heavy nest made by the one claw on each of her rear flippers – eggs, and her nests and tracks were very distinctive.
numbers. The Isle of Palms has broken its previous May the larger the distance, the bigger the turtle. We are In this time of drought, relocating a nest to a safe
record of 14 nests in 2017 and Sullivan’s Island has its finding that many of our nesters are on the smaller place can be a problem. On Memorial Day we found that
first ever recorded May nest laid near the lighthouse on size, perhaps because they have recently entered the sand was so dry and powdery that digging a new
May 28 with four false crawls near there in two days. the breeding population. Researchers are finding by egg chamber was difficult because hot dry sand kept
Time will tell if this will be a very early season as it inwater research studies that there are now very large falling into the hole. This is not a healthy condition for
was in 2017 or a very heavy season as it was in 2012. numbers of young adult turtles. They theorize that this the eggs we were trying to bury in the hole. They have
In recent years no new nests have been laid here in could be the delayed result of the nest protection efforts pores for oxygen exchange, and if these get clogged
August. of groups like the Turtle Team in the last 25 years on with dry sand, then it may affect the development of
On Memorial Day Christel Cothran pulled off a rare the South Carolina Coast. The first nest that Cothran the eggs underground. Another problem is extreme
turtle nest “hat trick” by finding three nests at the found had small tracks and a small clutch of 80 eggs. heat. To produce healthy hatchlings, loggerhead nests
north end of the Isle of Palms. She came upon tracks The second nest of the morning had medium sized should ideally incubate at least 55 days - the hotter the
on the beach at the Wild Dunes Property Owners’ tracks but a very large clutch of 150 eggs. The third incubation temperature, the earlier the hatch date. If
Beach House and reported them. Soon after that she nest’s number will remain a mystery until it hatches there is too much heat, and they develop too quickly in
saw more tracks at Ocean Club Villas near the 18th and we do the post-emergence inventory. Her tracks less than 48-50 days, the hatchlings may not be strong
green of the Links Golf Course, and then she found measured the largest of the three. enough to make their very difficult migration in the
more on the beach at Ocean Point. All three of these Sometimes a female’s tracks will reveal interesting ocean. That’s another reason to hope that June and
sets of tracks led to a disturbed “body pit” where these things about her. Does she have an abnormality from July will not be as hot and dry as was late May.
three loggerheads had laid eggs. Two of the nests had having lost all or part of a flipper to a shark attack? Mary Pringle has been the Project Leader for the Isle
to be relocated to a location at 23rd Ave. because of the Does she have a large number of barnacles on her of Palms/Sullivan’s Island Turtle Team since 2000. It
flat wide beach with no dunes where the first King Tide plastron or underside that make drag marks in the is one of about thirty nest protection projects under
would likely flood the egg chamber. The third one at sand? On occasion we can recognize when a loggerhead the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Turtle Team volunteer Christel Cothran found three
Ocean Point was left in situ to incubate. returns to renest during the season from seeing these She is also on the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage nests on Memorial Day.
PHOTO BY BARBARA BERGWERF
Although it’s not a requirement for our records, we interesting characteristics. A few years ago there was Network.

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An honor and a privilege
BY NANCY NEWLIN LAIN
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

W
hat were you doing this of the VA Hospital that care for
Memorial Day weekend? them, thank you is the least
While you were sleeping they deserved on this Memorial
in or heading to the beach, the weekend.
IOP Exchange Club hosted the Jim Thompson, Chairman
3rd Memorial Luncheon for all of the Americanism Committee
of the staff, patients and care said, "For me, the most fulfilling
givers at the VA Hospital. thing was to push some of the
Hundreds were served guys in wheelchairs or hold their
an outstanding BBQ feast food while someone else helped
by volunteers from the IOP get them back to their rooms.
Exchange Club. It was a very That tandem of the old veteran
rewarding day for everyone who with the motorized wheelchair
gave their time. At the monthly towing another veteran in his
meeting, Club members wrote non motorized was one of the
hundreds of "thank you” notes to most touching things I have ever
veterans and staff. As everyone seen....a Veteran taking care of
got their banana pudding they a Veteran.”
also received a hand written The fundraising events of the
"thank you". For those who Club were used to make this
gave so much to keep our event happen. Thanks to all
country free, their care givers who support our events. Your
who support them and the staff generosity is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers from the IOP Exchange Club served lunch to veterans at the Ralph H.
Johnson VA Medical Center on Memorial Day. Pictured l-r, back row: Mark Feldman,
Paul Lain, Jim Thompson, Campbell Elam, Eike Gundersen, Deb Barr and Jon
Gundersen. Front row, l-r: Nancy Newlin Lain, Robbie Berg, Sherry Welsh, Cindy Miller
and Bob Beckett.
PHOTO BY SANDY FELDMAN
Budget Meeting continues from page 5

job of providing the estimate, the next two fiscal years include;
and IOP resident and Trident a new fire ladder truck, a new
Comstruction employee Chris fire pumper truck, completing
Burrell led his company’s phase III of the city’s drainage
presentation. outfalls, and repairing/
Burrell said the building had replacing/augmenting the
a “negative design” that did not docks at the marina. The
take the salt air environment combined additional debt
into account. The HVAC system associated with the projects
drew ocean air through the listed is over $11 million, and
building instead of blowing fresh the conversation turned to
air out, which is the primary remedies.
cause for the early demise Changing assumptions,
of the 10-year-old structure. cutting services, obligating
He speculated that since the vendors to undertake their own
public safety building was built repairs at the marina shops,
at the height of the recession, leaving open job requisitions,
desperate contractors bid the and increasing IOP’s relatively
job for less than they needed. low millage rates were all
This may have forced them discussed at length. There was
to take shortcuts, which an awkward moment of hush
undermined the building’s in the room at the mention
integrity. Asked about razing of using the City’s reserves
the structure, Burrell insisted to pay down the debt service
the building had good bones (currently estimated $1.5
and that a complete rebuild is million), apparently for the first
neither necessary nor feasible. time in the budget process, and
The resulting cloud that the idea was met with mixed
settled over the meeting reactions.
prompted the city administrator Mayor Jimmy Carroll, who
to float the idea of leveraging had been unusually quite to this
Trident Construction’s point, expressed a particular
contingency fund, generating reluctance to draw from the
hope the project would come City’s disaster relief fund, let
in under the budgeted amount. alone so close to hurricane
Many contractors resist the season. Other councilmembers
temptation to underbid a wanted to understand the
contract, only to have to ask effects of the “what if” scenario.
for more funding after a project The treasurer reminded Council
starts. Such contractors of the impending deadline for
also include a transparent completion of the budget and
contingency fund (e.g. they proffered the idea of hiring a
didn’t realize the sub-floor was financial advisor.
damaged until they started Town Administrator
work on the flooring they Desiree Fragoso stated that
were hired to replace) as part she remained confident of
of that bid. The contingency meeting the City’s deadline,
amounts included by Trident maintaining a balanced budget,
Construction for work on the and continuing the depth and
public safety building range as breadth of IOPC’s services to
high as 30% of the bid. “If we the community.
don’t use it, we’ll give it back,” For more information, visit the
said Burrell at the conclusion of city’s website IOP.net.
his remarks.
Given the number of large
projects on the City’s plate,
rounding cost estimates may
not save them, however. Other
projects slated for action over
Contra Dancing at the Felix Davis Community Center.
PHOTOS PROVIDED

Contra comes to
East Cooper
STAFF REPORT
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

C
ontra dance, lively folk dancing to live music, is coming to
East Cooper.
Charleston Folk has been hosting these dances twice a
month on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at Felix Davis Community Center
in Park Circle for many years. But on Friday, June 21, there’s an
opportunity to get in on the fun at Church of the Holy Cross on
Sullivan’s Island (2520 Middle Street) starting at 7:30 p.m.
The group dances are led by callers and are easy to learn in a
quick lesson. Singles, families and couples are all welcome. Dancers
should wear soft-soled shoes non-marking shoes and comfortable
clothes for the energetic dances. Dancers need not come with
a partner and reservations are not required. There will be an $8
admission charge at the door.
Charleston Folk wishes to thank Trevor Spencer, Associate Pastor,
and Holy Cross Church for their generosity in providing the space
for community outreach.
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SIES students protect beach wildlife


C R E AT I V I T Y A N D C O N S E R VAT I O N K E Y N O T E S U L L I VA N ’ S I S L A N D S H O R E L I N E S

BY SARAH MCKENNA
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

A
series of signs designed by parents also must shade the chicks
students at Sullivan’s Island while they grow their flight feathers
Elementary School have been and learn how to fend for themselves.
placed along the high tide line and at When a predator or even a “perceived
beach access stations 13 and 16, in an predator” - like a person or a dog - gets
effort to raise awareness to residents too close to a nest, the parents will hop
and beachgoers about the shoreline’s off the nest and try to lure them away,
newest locals, a state threatened bird. leaving the well-camouflaged eggs
Shorebirds, in general, have declined exposed in the meantime. It only takes
heavily over the last 40 years – by a minute or two for eggs to perish in
70% in North America. That is why the heat.
projects designed to educate the island The posted area is where Wilson’s
are so vital. Every nest counts, and a Plovers have attempted to nest in past
particular pair of Wilson’s Plovers have years, and biologists say the habitat
taken a liking to Sullivan’s Island. looks good again this year.
Wilson’s Plovers have been found “There aren’t many beaches left
nesting and raising young on the island where it is safe for shorebirds to
for the past two summers, so Audubon nest,” says ASC’s Coastal Program
South Carolina, in partnership with Coordinator, Nolan Schillerstrom.
the Town of Sullivan’s Island, worked “Shorebirds continue to use Sullivan’s
with students at SIES to protect our Island despite the high number of
feathered summer residents this people and dogs, and every couple of
year. Wilson’s Plovers are extremely years are successful. We want to give
vulnerable to accidental human these birds every fighting chance at
disturbances and the newly erected raising healthy chicks.”
signs aim to educate beachgoers and
Signs will remain until the end of
encourage people to stay out of the
area behind the signs. shorebird nesting season which usually
These birds lay three eggs directly on ends sometime between late August and
the sand in small indentations called mid-September. Any questions about
“scrapes.” Both the mother and father signage or this program can be directed
of the soon-to-be baby birds take turns to Nolan Schillerstrom at nschillerstrom@
sitting on eggs to shade them from the audubon.org or 843.459.2473.
Signs designed by SIES students have been installed along the
beaches on Sullivan’s Island. PHOTO PROVIDED
hot summer sun. Once the eggs hatch,
June 7, 2019 13

his year’s Piccolo Spoleto


Sand Sculpting Competition
held June 1, did not
disappoint. A record 31 sites
competed for top prize in three
categories, including children,
adult and family.
Below are the winners
from this year's competition.
Congratulations to all who
participated, as well as the
Best of Adults - 1st Place, InvestiGator
winners.
Best of Children's
1st - Ollie the Octopus
2nd - Shellie the Turtle
3rd - Cookie Monster
Best of Family
1st - Dog Days of IOP
2nd - Drago the Dragon
3rd - Chase the Shark
Best Architectural
1st - Tiki Gods
2nd - Not a Gaudi Drip Castle
3rd - Peaches on the Beaches
Most Creative
1st - Avengers Sand Game
2nd - Riding the Summer
3rd - Magic Fish
Best of Adults
1st - InvestiGator
2nd - Oh Ship... It's a Bottle
3rd - Hippo the Hippopotamus
Thank you to IOP event
coordinators Andrea Harrison
and Weston Smith and the rest of
the IOP Recreation Department
for all of the hard work. Thank you Best of Show – Overall, Notre Dame - Ave Maria. Best of Family – 1st Place, Dog Days of IOP.
to the judges for their patience
and continued dedication to
making this event successful.
Last and certainly not least,
thank you to all of the sponsors
for supporting us all these years:
The City of Isle of Palms, AIA of
Charleston, Windjammer, Sea
Kayak Carolina, Morgan Creek
Grill, Coconut Joe's, CAAFI, Tidal
Wave Water Sports, New York
Butcher Shoppe, Island Surf, Co,
Coastal Expeditions, Patriot's
Point Naval & Maritime Museum,
My Favorite Things, Island
Mermaid and Count on News 2.
Best Architectural – 1st Place, Tiki Gods. Best Architectural – 2nd Place, Not a Gaudi Drip Castle. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY IOP REC
14 June 7, 2019

Doug Macintyre will speak about the history of Carolina Day, on June 20 at the
Ft. Moultrie Visitors Center.

BGCC and the National Park Service present


D A N G E R O N S U L L I VA N ’ S I S L A N D

BY SUSAN MIDDAUGH
FOR THE ISLAND CONNECTION

C
olonel William “Danger” Thomson most of us know little else! Who better to Inlet to commemorate this pivotal victory.
played the key role in defending tell the fascinating story of this epic 10- You will not want to miss this event on
Sullivan’s island from British forces day battle than Doug Macintyre, a graduate Thursday, June 20, from 6–7 p.m., in the Ft.
who attempted to cross Breach Inlet to of the US Military Academy at West Point Moultrie Visitor Center Auditorium.
attack Fort Moultrie from the rear. This and a five-year infantry officer in the U.S. You will hear about the strategy and tactics
battle played a pivotal role in the American Army. A Fellow of Southern Campaigns of of a complex 10-day battle and the roles
Revolution and is celebrated each year on the American Revolution, he has researched played by maverick Colonel William “Danger”
June 28 as Carolina Day. little-known aspects of the Battle of Sullivan’s Thomson, General Charles Lee, and other
While many of us know this broad outline, Island and created Thomson Park at Breach colorful characters. Doug will share stories
gleaned from diaries, maps, and personal
accounts of participants. He will also tell
of the creation of today’s Thomson Park at
Breach Inlet and its ongoing enhancements.
Doug Macintyre is a retired technology
company CEO who volunteers to advance
the history of South Carolina. He was chair
of the Fort Sumter – Fort Moultrie Historical
Trust and serves on the executive committee
of the South Carolina Historical Society.
This event is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by The National Park
Service & Battery Gadsden Cultural
Center BatteryGadsden.com. Preserving
the culture of art and history on Sullivan’s
Island. For questions and information
contact batterygadsden@gmail.com or call
843.906.0091.

PHOTO BY STEVE ROSAMILIA


9June 7, 2019 15

Wild Dunes new Saying goodbye


tennis director with a purpose
STUBBS RETIRES AFTER 35 YEARS
LOZANO HEADS RESORT’S PROGRAM
BY KAREN COSTE
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

C
ome out and celebrate Charleston in a golf cart with
the retirement of Arthur coffee attached. She parks on the
Stubbs, our UPS delivery corner at MUSC. Her challenged
driver, and his 35 years of adults meet her there and serve
selfless service to our island. a variety of coffees to the medical
Most deserving of a retirement personnel as they start their day.
party, Arthur has chosen instead Please join us for an
to focus the spotlight on his entertaining evening of dinner,
most important charity and he is drinks, raffles, and a few
asking us to join him in helping surprises! A single ticket is
this worthy cause. $40 and includes a full meal
Arthur’s son, Andrew, was catered by Sticky Fingers, non-
born with severe cerebral alcoholic beverages, dessert
palsy, a disorder impacting his from Kaminsky’s, and 2 beers
mobility and speech. The Stubbs or glasses of wine from Ghost
family has always prioritized Monkey Brewery and Edmund’s
Andrew’s needs, always seeking Oast.
opportunities to increase his A family ticket can be
quality of life. Almost by chance, purchased for $70 and
they discovered Independent includes the above items for 2
Grounds Coffee House, a non- adults. Bring the whole family!
profit program that provides job Additional alcohol sales will be
training for adult individuals with available for purchase.
disabilities. Arthur wants you to Your generosity and
come out and meet its founder, participation in this wonderful
Wild Dunes Tennis Director Carlos Lozano. Laura Pickard, and learn about evening is the best way to thank
PHOTO PROVIDED her program and how Sullivan’s Arthur for his 35 years of service
Islanders can help her achieve to our island. Always with a
her goals. smile. Always with the toot of his
BY CHARLOTTE PARK Currently, every morning horn. Always with a kind word
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS
Laura travels the streets of for each of us.

W
ild Dunes Resort is Team. A USTA South Carolina
pleased to announce Board Member, Lozano is also
its new Director of a USTA SC Player Development
Tennis Carlos Lozano. An All- Committee Chair and USTA
American graduate of Brigham Southern Junior Competition
Young University, Lozano joins Committee Member.
the resort with over 13 years
Home to 17 Har-Tru courts
of experience serving as the
Director of Tennis at various including a stadium court,
locations around the world. Wild Dunes Resort offers
Born in Mexico City, Lozano is tennis activities ranging from
a five-time National Champion programs for all levels of play
in Junior Doubles in his home to clinics and drills. Tennis
country. He was recently named Resorts Online recently ranked
the 2014 USTA Southern Pro of Wild Dunes Resort the #3 Best
the Year and the 2014 USTA Resort in the World for 2019.
South Carolina Pro of The For more information on tennis
Year, and served as the Coach at Wild Dunes Resort, visit Bit.
for the 2018 Southern Junior
ly/2HIkhWL.
Cup USTA SC Championship

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June 7 I s l a nd E y e C a l e nd a r June 21
ONGOING discounts to Aquarium events and WHEN: noon Mah Jongg.  Beginners welcome. and a beer and wine bar provided WHAT: Mary Alice Monroe Sunday, June 16 ages and new dancers welcome.
WHAT: Black Refractions: explore all the terrific members- MORE INFO: East Cooper 843.883.3914. with ticket purchase. Event Book Release Easy to learn, excellent exercise.
Highlights from The Studio only programs. SCAquarium. Democrats and Progressives is 21+. For more information WHERE: Barnes & Noble, Towne WHAT: Father’s Day at the Wear soft soled, non-marking
Museum in Harlem org and use promo code: SCA19 regular meetings held the 1st WHAT: Jazz Night and to purchase tickets visit Center SC Aquarium comfortable shoes. Come for fun!
WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art to receive a $15 discount on an Monday of every month. Topics WHERE: The Refuge, IOP SCAquarium.org/afterhours. WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: SC Aquarium $8 admission.
WHEN: May 24-Aug. 18 annual membership. will include the Equal Rights WHEN: 6:30-9:30 p.m. MORE INFO: Monroe’s new novel, WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
MORE INFO: The only Southern Amendment, Trump's Tariffs and MORE INFO: The Todd Beals Trio THE SUMMER GUESTS, is one of MORE INFO: Spend Father’s Day at WHAT: Wee Wild Ones:
venue selected to host the first WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out Trade Wars, Common Sense Gun hosts jazz every Thursday night. Saturday, June 8 Southern Living’s “Beach Reads the Aquarium. On June 16, Dads Curious Clams
traveling exhibition highlighting WHERE: all seaward, beachfront Control, Immigration Reform, Traditional swing tunes, ballads Perfect for Summer.” For event enjoy complimentary admission WHERE: Parking Lot at Isle of
WHAT: Alligator Adventure
the full breadth of The Studio properties Transportation, Voting Rights, and bossa novas. Singers & horn details visit MaryAliceMonroe.com. with a paying guest or child. Visit Palms County Park
WHERE: Park Center at Palmetto
Museum in Harlem’s permanent WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m. and other topics of interest. $2/ players welcome. For info visit SCAquarium.org for details. WHEN: 10-11 a.m.
Islands County Park
collection. Exhibition includes MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife person at the door. Attendees CharlestonJazz.com. MORE INFO: Children ages 1-5
order their own lunch. Attendance
WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 13
works by Jacob Lawrence, Romare
Bearden, David Hammons, Fred
Service discourages the use of
outdoor lights when not required, limited to 40 people- first come Fridays
MORE INFO: Join us as we Thursday, June 20 will channel their inner explorers
while enjoying nature through
search for alligators and separate WHAT: Cheers on the Pier
Wilson, Kerry James Marshall, in order to protect nesting sea first served- no reservations. fact from fiction on a journey to WHERE: Mount Pleasant pier WHAT: Cheers on the Pier hands-on activities, games,
turtles. When on the beach at WHAT: Board Game Afternoon music and art. Discover clams
Titus Kaphar, Kehinde Wiley and learn why they carry the title of WHEN: 6-8 p.m. WHERE: Mount Pleasant pier
Lorna Simpson. Black Refractions dark, use red filters on flashlights. (family) and other creatures hidden
Mondays WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch "keystone species." Fee is $7, for MORE INFO: Live music by WHEN: 6-8 p.m.
is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Artificial light such as flashlights ages 9 and up. Children must be Chris Boone outside of the pier’s MORE INFO: Live music by Jamie in the sand using supplied
without filters are prohibited on WHAT: Memoir Writing Circle  Library
to share these incredible works accompanied by an adult. For info Riverwatch Cafe, which offers food Coan and David Owen outside of shovels and strainers. Fee: $10,
the beach at night. This includes WHERE: Poe Branch Library WHEN: 2-4 p.m.
of art with the Charleston visit CharlestonCountyParks.com. and beverages for sale. Admission the pier’s Riverwatch Cafe, which Ages 1-5. Children must be
flashlights on phones as well. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. MORE INFO: Come play with
community. For information visit Program #6470. is free and there is no charge for offers food and beverages for sale. accompanied by an adult. Visit
MORE INFO: Come and share our games or bring your own.
GibbesMuseum.org. parking. For details on Cheers at Admission is free and there is no CharlestonCountyParks.com for
your stories. 843.883.3914. 843.883.3914.
WHAT: Live Music at Wild Dunes the Pier or the Mount Pleasant charge for parking. For details on details. Program#6449.
WHAT: Member Month at the WHERE: Wild Dunes Resort
 
Tuesdays
Monday, June 10 Pier, call 843.795.4386, visit Cheers at the Pier or the Mount
SC Aquarium WHEN: 7-10 p.m.
MORE INFO: Enjoy live WHAT: Toddler Storytime
Friday, June 7 WHAT: Blue Bicycle Author CharlestonCountyParks.com, or Pleasant Pier, call 843.795.4386, WHAT: Hazelnut Hang
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WHERE: Halls Signature Events, Parks app.
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month! Start your summer and Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 p.m. MORE INFO: Enjoy picture WHERE: James Island County Park 5 Faber St. Hang at Hazelnut Isle. The
WHEN: 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon WHAT: Hops and Vines
off right with an Aquarium outside at the beachfront Grand books, flannel board fun, sing-a- WHEN: Gates 7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. 2019 exclusive beach bash
membership offered at a special Pavilion area. longs, poetry and activities that MORE INFO: Signal Fire open MORE INFO: Have lunch with one WHERE: Welcome Center at
McLeod Plantation Historic Site
Friday, June 21 offers a weekend full of music,
price all month. With unlimited Visit DestinationHotels.com/wild- encourage language skills. (Ages the summer concert series. of Charleston's favorite authors food, games, beach parties and
Mary Alice Monroe. Enjoy three- WHEN: 5:30–7:30 p.m. WHAT: Contra Dance
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available on-site. Tickets $10 course lunch by Executive Chef WHERE: Church of the Holy Cross with the band. This year will also
sea turtles in Zucker Family Sea and live music from Lane Doss WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Turtle Recovery, pet live animals First Monday of the Month at the gate. For details visit Robyn Guisto, excellent company include access to Sister Hazel's
Wednesdays while experiencing the beauty MORE INFO: Contra Dance is a
in two touch tanks, and watch CharlestonCountyParks.com. and a copy of Mary Alice's newest merchandise garage sale and the
WHAT: Blue Plate Special WHAT: Toddler Days book, The Summer Guests. of this historic site. Roving lively group folk dance of Celtic
fish and sharks in the tallest tank interpreters will be on-site to return of the popular Saturday
Speaker Series WHERE: Charleston Museum, WHAT: Homeschool in the Park: Tickets $64, and include lunch origins, danced to a live band with sunset concert on the beach.
in North America. Plus, enjoy illustrate McLeod's storied history. a caller. No partner needed. All
WHERE: Burton’s Grill, Mt. Pleasant 360 Meeting St. and a signed hardcover first
One Earth Admission includes 2 drink Tickets at SisterHazel.com.
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. edition. For tickets and info visit
WHERE: Stono Shelter, James tickets. Additional drinks will be
MORE INFO: Toddler Day classes BPT.me/4065472.
Island County Park available for purchase on-site, as
are designed for toddlers (18
WHEN: 10-11:30 a.m. well as food truck fare from Jonny
months – 3 years) and a parent, WHAT: Jungle Vacation Bible
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grandparent, or friend to play School
around seven billion, humans Tickets are $15, ages 21
and explore in The Charleston WHERE: First United Methodist
can have quite an impact on the and up only. For details visit
Museum. With a focus on Church
environment we all share. Learn CharlestonCountyParks.com.
developing fine motor skills, WHEN: June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon
about natural resource use, land
each program includes four craft MORE INFO: Children will learn
development, and ways you can
projects as well as finger paints,
a puppet stage, a sandbox,
make a difference to keep our not to fear, because God is with
us and won’t abandon us, while
Saturday, June 15
home planet healthy. $5 for ages
and more. $6 Members/$9 engaging in bible stories, music WHAT: Shaggin’ On the Cooper
7-13. Details and register at
Non-Members. To register visit crafts and games in a jungle WHERE: Mt. Pleasant Pier
CharlestonCountyParks.com.
CharlestonMuseum.org. environment. On-line registration WHEN: 7-11 p.m.
WHAT: Jazz on the Harbor available for students entering MORE INFO: Enjoy scenic views
Thursdays WHERE: SC Aquarium kindergarten through 5th grade of the Charleston Harbor while
WHAT: Mah Jongg Nights WHEN: 7-10 p.m. at: IOPMethodist.com/connect- dancing to live classic oldies
(adults) MORE INFO: Jazz up your with-first-church/vacation- and beach music from The
WHERE: CCPL Poe Branch Friday night plans with an bible-school or contact the office Coppertones. Food and drinks
Library, 1921 I’on Avenue. open-air concert overlooking the 843.886.6610. Registration open available for purchase, no outside
WHEN: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Charleston Harbor as you stroll until Monday morning June 10. coolers. $8 in advance; $10 at
MORE INFO: Learn to play the fun through the Aquarium’s galleries. event. For info and advanced
tickets call 843.795.4386 or visit
and fast-paced game of American Sustainably sourced small plates
from our Good Catch partners
Tuesday, June 11 CharlestonCountyParks.com.
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. $-$$ Famous for their gourmet burgers and
Isle of Palms’ Front Beach. $ 883-9646 chicken sandwiches, this Poe-inspired
886-6314 dunleavysonsullivans.com eatery also features great deals on fresh
benandjerrys.com 2213 Middle St., Sullivan's Island fish tacos. $$
1009 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms 883-0083
High Thyme longislandcafesc.com
The Boathouse A small island bistro, with a wide range 2210 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
19
ON THE WATER
June 7, 2019

Fishing at first light


BY GEOFF BENNETT
FOR THE ISLAND EYE NEWS

W
arm weather has arrived casting jigs and reel them quickly
and with it comes a host through the school. Alternatively,
of seasonal species like if you know fish are present but
shark, ladyfish and bluefish. not up top, try trolling Clark
Our traditional targets, redfish Spoons at different depths and
and trout, are hungry as ever different speeds. Remember to
as bait fills our waters. Our check your leader often as it only
fishery is teeming with life and takes catching a few of these
opportunities for anglers are teethy fish to cut through it.
endless. You have more reasons Per usual, sharks have
now than ever to get fishing! returned to our waters with the
It’s time to make the most of warmer water temperatures. Just
live bait when fishing for redfish. watch the shoreline and you'll
Menhaden is a favorite choice see bonnethead sharks slicing
whether fished live or as cut bait. through the water as they seek
We’ve caught some huge redfish out prey. These predators will
by pitching chunks of menhaden eat most anything, but chunks
under docks. You’ll need to use of blue crab and live shrimp
enough weight to hold your bait can be especially productive.
in place so it doesn’t drift and Shark fishing is an easy way to
get snagged. I use pinch-on split get younger anglers involved as
shot that can be easily adjusted, sharks are usually hungry and
just add or remove these weights put up great fights.
as needed. See you on the water!
Now’s the time of year to start
thinking about topwater trout For over a decade, Capt.
action at first light. My favorite Geoff Bennett has operated
lure is a Heddon’s Super Spook Charleston Charter Fishing
Jr. in chartreuse and black while providing light tackle charters.
an easy fallback is their silver Clients choose from a full menu
mullet color. Make sure to try of artificial and live bait fishing
a variety of retrieval speeds as
options with charters tailored
you work these lures. When that
trout hits, resist the temptation to their desires. USCG licensed
to lift the rod tip and reel the fish and insured, Capt. Bennett is
tight instead. It’s hard to beat committed to providing a safe and Angler Eugenia Upshaw from Germany caught this 9lb redfish with blue crab in the
those fantastic strikes! enjoyable charter to anglers of all Kiawah River. PHOTO BY GEOFF BENNETT
Spanish mackerel are skill levels and ages. For more
beginning to show up, especially information, call Capt. Bennett at
in the harbor, and can be best 843.324.3332, visit his website
found at first light. If you find at CharlestonCharterFishing.
schools of fish slashing across com or email him at captain@
the surface, throw reflective charlestoncharterfishing.com.

Breac h Inlet Tide Char t


Date High Tide Low Tide
Jun 7 11:54am 5:43am/5:47pm
Jun 8 12:12am/12:54pm 6:36am/6:46pm
Jun 9 1:10am/1:57pm 7:32am/7:50pm
Jun 10 2:09am/3:00pm 8:29am/8:55pm
Jun 11 3:09am/4:01pm 9:27am/10:00pm
Jun 12 4:08am/5:00pm 10:22am/11:02pm
Jun 13 5:05am/5:55pm 11:16am
Jun 14 6:00am/6:47pm 12:00am/12:07pm
Jun 15 6:52am/7:36pm 12:54am/12:56pm
Jun 16 7:42am/8:22pm 1:44am/1:43pm
Jun 17 8:29am/9:07pm 2:32am/2:28pm
Jun 18 9:15am/9:50pm 3:18am/3:12pm
Jun 19 9:59am/10:32pm 4:02am/3:54pm
Jun 20 10:43am/11:13pm 4:44am/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
1655 Atlantic Avenue | Sullivan’s Island 3001 Palm Boulevard | Isle of Palms

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