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Volume 4 Issue 2 FREE May 14, 2010

An island “whey”
of life
by Kristin hackler

his is Burden Creek. out over the quiet waters of the creek at low tide. Behind From a mixed bag of Nubian, Alpine and LaMancha
Not 150 years ago this area was known as him, a rustle of muted bells, distant bleating and stomping goats, the Valentines bred their milking goats for gentle
Exchange Landing, and Exchange Plantation hooves remind him that it’s getting close to 5:30 – time personalities, summer heat tolerance and, of course,
grew vast fields of long-staple cotton; the original source to milk the goats. quality of milk and butterfat content. While Nubians
of sea island cotton. In early July of 1864, it was also the Burden Creek Dairy, under the ownership of Katherine have excellent butterfat content and therefore perfect milk
furthest point that a Federal expedition under Brigadier and Kipp Valentine, has been making goat’s milk cheese, for making cheese, said Katherine, their personalities are
General John P. Hatch was able to make it on to Johns or chevré, for the past four years; but that’s not really a little lacking. “The Alpines are much friendlier,” said
Island during the Civil War. when the story of Burden Creek cheese began. It began Katherine, “and they tend to be healthier.”
Today, Kipp Valentine still finds buttons, buckles, and on the Valentine’s wedding day, when a friend arrived The next step was coming up with the equipment to
bits of Civil War paraphernalia when he’s plowing the with a very unusual wedding present: goats. create a proper cheese making facility. Through a variety
fields around Burden Creek Dairy. “One of the largest “We kept them!” smiled Katherine Valentine. “We of state school auctions and restaurant equipment supply
Civil War military operations took place here,” said Kipp started breeding them and kept the ones we liked.”
as he stood at the end of a short wooden dock, looking Burden Creek continued on page 8

I n s id e t h e I sl a nd Con nection. . .

page 17 Women’s Build page 18 Cars in the park page 19 SI Dogs

Photos by Alan Kleinfeld

2 May 14, 2010

Seabrook Town Council – April 27, 2010

PGA provides sneak preview of 2012 The coverage will reach 590 million “There will be a collective agreement some plan on improving Johns Island’s
Brett Sterba, Championship Director for households in 190 countries. by everyone involved,” Sterba assured roads. There’s dissention on Council on
the 2012 PGA Championship, attended “we are concerned about the amount of the Council. “We will do what we can to what to do with Johns Island and we
the Seabrook Town Council meeting people coming onto the island, but this have less traffic on the road during the want to get something done.”
to answer a few questions about the will be globally important to the region,” event.” Sterba did point out that the issue
tournament and its logistics. said Sterba. “We’re looking at well over of housing is not something that the PGA Town website on its way
The tournament will be held August $150 million in economic impact on this can handle. “There will be a discussion, Councilman Jerry Cummin reported
9 – 12, 2012, but Sterba has been on area for those seven days.” but the PGA is not in housing, our role is that the website committee would meet
Kiawah since June of 2009 planning Because of transportation logistics strictly focused on getting people to and the Thursday after the Council meeting
the event. “This event is about 10 times and in order to maximize the spectators’ from the event.” For more information and decide between the three companies
larger than a Ryder Cup,” said Sterba. experience, tickets to the event will be on the 2012 PGA Championship, visit currently being considered to create the
“We’re going to have about 114 hours limited to less than 30,000 per day and www.PGA2012.com. town website, but Cummin cautioned
of live golf coverage on ESPN and 154 will probably be closer to 27,000 per that it wouldn’t be a quick process. “The
hours of coverage on the Golf Channel; day. Tickets, which will possibly range Town financials implementation will take six weeks or
just over six days of coverage altogether.” in price from $75 - $80 though prices “Activity on the island is at least holding more,” said Cummin. In the meantime,
have not been finalized, will be on sale equal to last year and building activities however, Shawna Jarrett of the Seabrook
in July of 2011 and Sterba said that they are strong,” Mayor Holtz was happy to POA is working on some temporary
The Island are expecting a full sell-out. There is an
online tool for which allow the purchaser
announce, though the town is still a little
behind on business licenses. For the three
improvements on the website and
Cummin encouraged everyone to visit

Connection to be notified as to when the tickets

will be on sale, and includes them in
months ending in March, total revenues
are $194,207.77, only a little behind
it and check out her work. “There are
some wonderful pictures by Bob Heir,
an exclusive ticket purchasing window last year-to-date’s total of $200,853.50. and links to the Marina, Freshfields and
Lynn Pierotti anywhere from five days to two weeks Total expenditures are $122,636.37 the Club,” said Cummin. “We appreciate
publisher in advance of regular sales. For more ($16,494.52 less than budgeted) and the loan of her by the POA.” The town
lynn@luckydognews.com information or to pre-register, visit www. excess of revenues over expenditures is website is www.townofseabrookisland.org.
PGA2012.com. A place to sign up for $71,571.40, compared to $97,122.35
Kristin Hackler volunteering during the event will also be from last year. “We’re still above budget, Public Safety
managing editor available on the website. still ‘making money’ as they say in Councilman Rob Savin stated that the
kristin@luckydognews.com “We know that traffic and parking is business,” smiled Holtz. Disaster Preparedness plans are moving
a public concern for both islands,” said along well and badges are being made for
Swan Richards Sterba, “and we will do what we can Roads committee first responders so that they can return to
senior graphic designer to alleviate these issues in the public’s Councilman Sam Reed stated that the the island in the event of an evacuation.
swan@luckydognews.com mind.” In fact, the plans for a committee Road Committee is continuing to meet
including the PGA, town officials, with the County Council concerning Approach to Seabrook road
Lori Dalton SCDOT, and the South Carolina Johns Island’s roads, and they are still improvements
sales manager Highway Patrol and County Sheriffs to waiting on the LPA report, which should Town Administrator Randy Pierce
lori@luckydognews.com plan for emergency management, parking be ready by late May. “We continue addressed two issues on which the town
and community concerns are in the to feel confident, but it’s like pulling has been working. The drainage issue
Susan Bradham works and the committee itself will be teeth,”said Reed. “It’s not easy.” To help along the Parkway will be finished up
sales formed by late fall of this year. “We’ll move the issue forward, a special Roads in mid-May, and salt-tolerant grass will
793-3970 leave most of this to the true experts to Committee meeting was scheduled to be planted in the bare areas and where
susan@luckydognews.com form a plan,” said Sterba. “ Their input be held the Thursday after the Council the turf has been damaged by careless
will help us determine traffic alterations meeting. drivers. Piece said the drain should work
as they see fit.” Some rough plans already “Because of the upcoming changeover much better and should flow out with the
William Duggan
involve parking in the cleared spaces in County Council and Council tide. The total cost of the project came in
Farmer’s Almanac
around Freshfields Village with shuttle members leaving, we’re not sure if they’re at just under $17,000.
Olivia French
service, and possible parking downtown still focused on our problem,” said Holtz. The other item is the issue of the Town
JI Presbyterian
with shuttle service, though the idea has “We’re concerned about the Council
Erica Ludolph
not been discussed yet with the City of being able to move on the issue when the
Bertha Middleton SI Council continued on page 5
Ian Millar
Charleston. study is complete and we’d like to have

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Kiawah Island Council – May 4, 2010

Before going into the business of Council, the bridge and the slope has increased Piano series returns and Arts Season Finale municipal court report and 2009 daily
Mayor Wert asked for a moment of silence by a significant amount, mainly due to Councilman Lipuma ran through the activities report from the Charleston
for Sid Williams and Earl Carrara, two the excess of rain this past winter. After Arts Council events in April, stating that County Sheriff’s office. The municipal
Kiawah citizens who recently passed away. requesting proposals from Thomas & all of the events were well attended, and court report stated that Kiawah Island
The mayor asked that everyone take the Hutton and Collins Engineers, Collins the Piccolo Preview performance at the handled 239 traffic, criminal and town
moment to offer their hopes and prayers to Engineers (the company that worked on Church of Our Saviour with violinist ordinance cases, and the Charleston
the families. the bike path at Cinder Creek and Night Yuriy Bekker and jazz saxophonist County Sheriff’s Deputies reported an
Heron Park) has agreed to design an Lonnie Hamilton was very impressive. all time high of 432 traffic counts during
First reading of the 2010/2011 budget erosion control system and submit it to Because the Arts Council had a little 2009, up from 246 in 2008. Of the
In response to a public hearing held just DHEC/OCRM for $9500, contingent extra funding left over for the year, two contacts made, only about 40% resulted
before the Council meeting, Mayor Wert on the assumption that no new survey Piano Series encores will be held at the in the issuance of a citation. The complete
stated that the Council would work to is required. If a survey is required, Sandcastle on May 19 and May 26 from report is available at Town Hall.
answer several questions pertaining to the Collins offered to perform the survey and 4 p.m.– 6 p.m. on both days. “Bring a
budget during the next Council meeting required delineation of the Critical Line, friend, a bottle of wine and some cheese, Kiawah is green and giving
in June. He pointed out that this year’s and submit it to DHEC/OCRM for and enjoy the music and the surf,” smiled “It never ceases to amaze me, the
budget has been cut back considerably $12,500. Council unanimously approved Lipuma. The final Arts Council event for green conscience of this island,”
and that currently, all charitable giving an award not to exceed $25,000 for the the year will be a Zydeco performance by said Councilman McHugh before
has been cut out entirely. “This was project, though Orban restated that they accordionist J. J. Caillier and his band at announcing that 190 people are already
painful for all of us,” said Wert, “but could hopefully do the project for much Night Heron Park on June 30 starting at signed up to volunteer with the turtle
if we’re in excess when the new budget less than that. “It’s really a small job, only 6:30 p.m. patrol. Monitoring of the beach for sea
comes in, we will meet and give the about 150 feet needs to be stabilized,” Lastly, Lipuma announced that the turtles will continue from May through
excess funding to charitable organizations said Orban. town received a very nice letter from October and McHugh reminded
that have been cut to zero this year.” Jane Riley of Communities in Schools, everyone to turn out their lights at night
Council approved the first reading of the Solid waste removal agreement thanking them for the two town- to keep hatchlings from crawling in the
budget unanimously. Town Administrator Tumiko Rucker sponsored performances of Peter and the wrong direction. McHugh also noted
recommended the approval of Carolina Wolf at Angel Oak Elementary and Haut that the Town of Kiawah provided
Kiawah bridge revetment proposal Waste Services, LLC to perform beach Gap Middle, both of which were very transportation for kids from Haut Gap
Councilman Steve Orban has mentioned solid waste and recycling collections well attended. Riley also sent her letter to Middle School recently so that they could
the erosion around the bridge on the on the Kiawah beach in the amount the Post and Courier and it was printed go on a nature walk with Town Biologist,
Kiawah Island Parkway during past of $40,500 per year for two years. As in the “Letters to the Editor” section. Jim Jordan (see page 15).
Council meetings, and during the past they were the lowest qualified bidder Lastly, McHugh stated that Jim Jordan
month has had the situation evaluated. and the overall difference in cost to Bike path etiquette will provide info on where he believes
“It’s not quite an emergency, but the Town is an additional $4,500 per Councilman Orban announced bird sanctuaries should be along the
something needs to be done,” said Orban, year, the Council approved the contact that some “rules of the road” will be beach in regard to the dogs-off-leash
pointing out that there is significant unanimously. published in the next Town Notes ordinance review.
erosion along the banks underneath regarding bike path etiquette due to
some recent concerns. He also noted that Roads and oil spills
the Community Emergency Response There’s still no report from LPA, the
Team (CERT) training through the group reviewing the potential for the
Kiawah Island Community Association is Johns Island Greenway and/or possible
underway and trainees should be certified expansion of Bohicket and Main roads,
and available as needed by mid-summer. said Councilman Al Burnaford, but they
The annual beach meeting is coming should hear something by the end of
up shortly, where all parties with interest May. “One of the things slowing it down
in beach safety (fire, police, beach patrol, is Boeing and the amount of work and
the Resort, etc.) will meet and go over cost going into the North Charleston
beach safety procedures and situation road issue,” said Burnaford. However,
handling. The KICA Safety Committee from preliminary info provided, it seems
has formed a small subcommittee which that the Greenway option is at the top of
is looking into the issue of dogs on the the list.
beach and will submit their information And in regards to the oil spill in the
to the Town Council. “We’ll hear from Gulf, Burnaford stated that the Town
them, look at the ordinance and see if we will be meeting with the County and
can change anything or keep it as is,” said discussing what needs to be done in the
Finally, Orban ran through the 2009 KI Council continued on page 7

4 May 14, 2010

Johns Island Council – May 6, 2010

The District 8 Debate president of the SC Sod Producers “I am pro-development,” said Roberts. already been approved. After 40 years it
In light of the upcoming County Association and hopes to turn South “Johns Island already has development. needs to happen. As for the Cross island,
Council and State House elections, the Carolina’s number one industry, If elected, the first thing I would do we need to find a proper way to get it
Johns Island Council hosted two debates agriculture, from a $34 billion industry is balance the budget. We are wasting there. I would say go down the power
during their regular Council meeting. to a $50 billion industry by 2020. money like there’s no tomorrow.” lines. I travel Bohicket and River Roads
Republicans Fran Roberts and Thomas Candidate Fran Roberts grew up in every day, and there are certainly some
Legare for County Council District 8, West Ashley and served in the military Q: Would you have a public forum trees that need to be moved back from
and Republicans Anthony LaMantia and for five years before taking over his before County Council meetings? (The the road. I also signed a petition saying
Sean Pike for State House District 116, family’s sign industry in 1987, which questioner elaborated that committees that we need more law enforcement on
were asked to present some information he again turned over to his sons in often hold meetings and then take the island to help improve safety.
about themselves before taking questions 2007. Roberts has already served as a their decision to council without Legare: We’re already laying off teachers
from the audience. Democrats for these Charleston County Councilman in holding a public hearing.) and state troopers; where are we coming
seats will be heard during the June 3 2000, and served on the Hollywood Roberts: I want to think that, when I up with the funds to build a 40-year-old
meeting of the Johns Island Council. Town Council as a Councilman and was there [serving on County Council], project? We can come up with another
Primary elections will be held on June Commissioner for Hollywood’s Board we listened if the public had something to way to move traffic. I don’t know if a
8, 2010. (Because their district does not of Zoning Appeals. He also served as a say. I think it’s wrong not to have public Cross Island road is the best solution,
include Kiawah and Seabrook, Pike and Planning Commission board member for opinion before a vote. If you’re sitting in but it’s s a start. If we spend $150 million
LaMantia’s debate was not included). the town of Ravenel, and served as the that committee and I’m the head of that to make a road safer on Johns Island, I
Elections for the Johns Island Council Community Development Grant Advisor committee, we will hear you. want to make all of it safer, not just an
were also held during the meeting. for Charleston County. Legare: I absolutely agree, it absolutely express highway that goes from Maybank
Chairman Chris Cannon, Vice needs to be to Kiawah and Seabrook. Whatever your
Chairman Rich Jenkins and Treasurer changed and it’s political leaning, though, we don’t have
Sam Brownlee were all reappointed to their one thing I hope the money to build 526.
positions, and Jean Townsend was elected I can do.
as Secretary. There are currently four board Q: Legare, where did you get $150
member positions open on the Council. If Q: How to million number? What if it [The
you are interested in participating in the do you feel Cross Island Parkway/Johns Island
Johns Island Council, contact Chairman about the I-526 Greenway] came in at under $50
Chris Cannon at 343-5113. extension million?
Candidate Thomas Legare introduced and the Cross Legare: We don’t have $50 million;
himself first, pointing out his family’s Island Parkway we don’t have $150 million. Even if it’s
long history on the island and asserting (Johns Island free, it will destroy lives and go through
that his main issue is quality of life. He Greenway)? homes. It’s a property rights issue, and it
is one of the founding members of the Roberts: 526 is won’t solve safety issues on Johns Island.
Concerned Citizens of the Sea Islands, already a state
a board member of St. Johns Water, issue and has JI Council continued on page 7

SI Council continued from page 2 was approved unanimously and passed
into law.
Hall air conditioner, which died not too
long ago. Five bids have been received to Beach Safety week proclamation
replace it and Pierce estimates that the Mayor Holtz proclaimed May 24 – 31,
cost shouldn’t be more than $7500. The 2010, to be National Beach Safety Week
funds for the sod replacement, drainage on Seabrook Island. “This is our support
and air conditioning unit were set aside for safety rules,” said Holtz. “It’s very
last year, and Pierce estimates that there important. I see kids out there on sand
should still be a little left of the original bars and people still go out there even
$110,000 amount to deposit back in though signs say that it’s dangerous.
the bank. Council approved the $7500 People just need to be careful.” Council
expenditure for the air conditioner and approved the proclamation unanimously.
the $17,000 for the sod replacement and
drainage unanimously. The next Seabrook Island Town Council
meeting will be held on June 22 at 2:30
Ordinance 2010-01 receives p.m. at Seabrook Town Hall, located at
second reading 2001 Seabrook Island Road. For more info,
Ordinance 2010-01, an ordinance visit www.townofseabrookisland.org or call
rezoning lot 7 on Landfall Way from 768-9121.
multi-family to agricultural conservation,
6 May 14, 2010

Memorial Day A hearty, beautiful vine

at Freshfields for your yard
his Memorial Day weekend, along with funky soul and timeless jazz
join Freshfields Village and that spans decades of classic American By Nick Strehle

commemorate the service of our music.   This five piece ensemble band
pring is a wonderful time of year; great and under control. This really has
nation’s fallen soldiers with three nights of offers crisp arrangements with an extensive
as long as you’re not allergic to not slowed us down from planting it in
free live music on the Village Green from repertoire and is sure to get the crowd
pollen. Many have said that this other locations. You can also plant this
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. moving.
year is the worst in a long time in terms of great vine at your place. They seem to be
The celebration begins on Friday May Finally, on Sunday, celebrate the end of pollen counts, but the positive side is the widely available at local garden centers
28, with a live performance by The Men of the holiday weekend with an outstanding production of flowers and eventual extra and even available at Newton Farms
Distinction.  This seven-piece band offers and lively concert by Congdon & berry sets on Holly trees which we will grocery store.
everything from beach music and big band Company.   Serving the Charleston area be able to enjoy in the winter. But winter After you pick up your new finds and
music to rhythm & blues and soul.  With since 1958, this band offers an array of is much too far off, so let me share a vine trusted plants for the spring, stop by
a focus on audience participation, prepare tunes from pop rock to rhythm & blues. introduced to us last fall. and purchase some allergy medicine and
yourself to be a part of this high energy
Memorial Day weekend at Freshfields While working on a client’s yard, I join us outside. Before we know it, we
show. found that some of their standard Jasmine are going to wish it was cool again and
Village will be a fun-filled weekend for the
Continuing with the celebration on whole family.   For more information on vines did not look very good where they we could go back outside to enjoy all the
Saturday night, The Great Society Band specific events and times, please visit www. were growing and the deer were eating berries on the Holly trees.
will cover Motown and beach favorites freshfieldsvillage.com or call 768-6491. them. After asking around, a local grower Nick Strehle is a Purdue University
suggested planting White Potato Vine Agronomy Major, certified irrigation
(Solanum jasminoides). contractor and EPA WaterSense Partner
The vines were installed in the fall for Sunburst Landscaping Inc., leading
and were not really given any tender love Sunburst’s clients into the next generation of
and care. Winter came with very cold water management. For more information,
temperatures for several days straight, contact Sunburst at 768-2434.
too much rain, and snow accumulation.
Monrovia Nursery has the
cold hardiness for White
Potato Vine rated for zones
9-11, but with the winter
we just experienced they
might want to reconsider
their rating. The leaves on
Memorial Day flag display at the Freshfields roundabout in 2009.
the vine stayed a nice light
green color and did not
stop growing.
In addition to being cold
tolerant, the White Potato
Vine has been producing
flowers for the past several
weeks and should continue
until the first frost. The
flowers are pure white,
about one inch across and
have yellow anthers. They
normally grow in clusters
of three to five from the
top to the bottom of the
supporting trellis.
From my observations,
my only concern would be
the proper pruning to keep
the Potato Vine looking White Potato Vine.

May 14, 2010 7
celebration was held for those heavily JI Council continued from page 4 Charleston County Council to be more
KI Council continued from page 3
involved in the bike path’s construction, citizen-responsible. Many times they
event of oil arriving on Kiawah’s shores. and in thanks for all of his hard work on won’t return calls, but I do. Also, the
“We’re in this little coastal cavity,” said the project, Wert presented Councilman Q: What is the solution to traffic on majority of citizens in rural area cannot
Burnaford, “so hopefully it will by-pass Orban with a bronze bike path the east end of island? How do you get go out to North Charleston for the
us, but we should be prepared.” Mayor dedication plaque. traffic to that end of the island? County Council meetings, and I think
Wert did point out that, as with the “tar Roberts: if the best solution is the Cross their representatives should go to their
ball” incident about six months ago, the Island, then it needs to be funded. It can particular areas on occasion and listen to
federal government should pay the cost of be buffered so it’s only a straight shot and their people.
cleanup and it shouldn’t affect Town or won’t take away that many oak trees or Legare: I agree that many County
state funding. houses, according to the studies I’ve seen. Council members have forgotten that
Legare: I will work with the towns of they represent the whole county. I
Kiawah and Seabrook and look into don’t know if a county supervisor is the
Earth Week a success and Disaster
lower density, such as the Mullet Hall best way, but there are a lot of ways we
Awareness Expo approaching
development. 1200 homes there are way can improve services. People on Johns
Town Administrator Tumiko Rucker
too many. Island can come to meetings on Johns
thanked all of the residents who
Island a lot easier than they can go to
volunteered a few weeks ago to help County Council. That’s a big thing that
Mayor Wert presents Councilman Steve Orban with
Q: What are two most important
clean up the bike path, parkway and issues facing Johns Island and what County Council can do; coming to their
Beachwalker Drive, announcing that the bike path dedication plaque.
Citizen’s comments would you do to fix them? constituents.
more than 200 pounds of trash was Roberts: If I am selected to Charleston
collected. Also, during the recycling day, Butch Neal stated that he has received
several phone calls from professional County Council again, it’s the entire Q: One-third of Johns Island belongs
more than 3100 pounds of paper was Charleston county that I would have to to the City of Charleston. Should we
shredded and two palettes of e-waste were beach services along the Gulf, asking vote on. There are big issues on Johns be doing something like James Island
collected. if their concessioniere people could be
placed along the East coast. Neal stated Island, but it’s too late to stop growth. did? Should we be fearful of being
This June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Legare: We discussed some of the big taken over and should we be defensive?
Rucker urged everyone to attend the that while the oil spill may benefit
summer tourism on the east coast, we all ones earlier, but another thing that we Roberts: As the City develops, it will
annual Disaster Awareness Day at the will have to deal with is garbage. bring sewer and water. Those areas that
Sandcastle. The event, which will be held should keep in mind the pain that gulf were annexed were annexed only because
in conjunction with Seabrook Island, is coast residents and tourism industries are
Q: How would you handle the school they asked; there was no hostile takeover.
open to the public and will include a free experiencing. budget? Legare: This is probably semantics, but
lunch provided by the Kiawah-Seabrook Wendy Kulick thanked the Council for
Roberts: Charleston County doesn’t only one-fourth of the land, including the
Exchange Club. proposing any excess funds from the next
charge you for the schools, the school airport, is in the city. The Urban Growth
Lastly, Rucker announced that three budget be given to charities that were
board does; Charleston County just Boundary is in the city and in the center
benches will be placed along the bike cut this year, and thanked the Resort
collects it for the schools. of island. That’s where heavy, dense
path, and garbage receptacles will be for helping to bring the AVID program development is allowed. I always thought
Legare: Charleston County Council
placed next to each resting area. kids from Haut Gap Middle School out doesn’ t have anything to do with it, but it would be great if we could have our
Mayor Wert reasserted Rucker’s to the island for a nature tour with Jim I would advise everyone to stay on top of own municipality, but now we see what’s
encouragement to attend the Disaster Jordan.”It was a great experience and a school board elections. happening with James Island and how it
Awareness Expo on June 10, and great example of what we can do,” said has deteriorated. We just need to hold the
reminded everyone to turn their lights Kulick. “We’re proud of our critters,” Q: What one thing would you like to City of Charleston to their promise and
off during turtle nesting season. He smiled Mayor Wert. see changed in Charleston County not allow them to annex outside of the
noted that the town is working with the The next Kiawah Town Council meeting Council? Urban Growth line.
County and DHEC to expedite the River will be held on Tuesday, June 1, at 2 Roberts: I would like the Council
Course cleanup and he is looking forward p.m. at Kiawah Town Hall, located at 21 members to keep in mind that they More information on Thomas Legare is
to a report from the dog committee, Beachwalker Park. For more information, don’t just represent one district but the available at www.ThomasLegare.com. For
which will be reviewed in full by the visit thier website www.kiawahisland.org or entire county. I would also like to see a
more information on Fran Roberts, visit
Council to determine if action needs to call 768-9166. county supervisor where the Chairman
is also the administrator, similar to www.electfranroberts.com.
be taken.
Lastly, Wert stated that a small Berkeley County. I would like the

three years he has lectured at Clare Hall, University; a Mary Lawton Hodges prize

Three centuries of worship University of Cambridge; University of

London; Yale University; and University
of Virginia. He is publisher and editor of
from University of South Carolina; and
an “Award for excellence in Documenting
Georgia’s History” from the Georgia
Provided by Johns Island Presbyterian Church Journal for Preachers, a quarterly journal Historical Records Advisory Board. Dr.
of homiletics. He has been a visiting Clarke is married to the former Nancy

or 300 years, Johns Island Church and Its African American fellow at Clare Hall College, University Legare Warren of Summerville, SC.
Presbyterian Church has welcomed Members” with a reception to follow. of Cambridge, and has been elected a Life
For more info or to make reservations,
residents of the sea islands with open Finally, on Saturday, Dr. Clarke Member of Clare Hall.
call the church at 559-9380 Ext. 15.
arms. Its beautifully handcrafted doors will present a 10 a.m. lecture entitled Dr. Clarke’s primary scholarly interest Reservations for the Saturday luncheon are
have stood open for 15 generations of “A Lowcountry Meeting House with has focused on religion and slavery in recommended by Friday, May 14.
weddings, funerals, holidays and Sunday Windows to the World: The Johns Island the American South. His publications
services, and now, as they approach their Presbyterian Church and Early Missionary include Wrestlin’ Jacob, A Portrait of
tercentennial anniversary, Johns Island Effects in West Africa” with a luncheon Religion in the Old South (1979), for
Presbyterian is offering island residents following. which he received Author of the Year Award
a chance to learn a little about their All lectures are free and open to the from the old Dixie Council of Authors and
illustrious past. public. The Saturday luncheon is $12.50 Journalists; The Seminary Presidency in
From Thursday, May 20, through and reservations are required. Protestant Theological Seminaries (1995);
Saturday, May 22, Dr. Erskine Clarke, Dr. Erskine Clarke is Professor Our Southern Zion: Calvinism in the
noted Southern Presbyterian Church Emeritus of American Religious History South Carolina Lowcountry 1690 – 1990
history scholar, will present daily lectures at Columbia Theological Seminary. He (1996), for which he received the Francis
on the history and impact of one of has lectured or served as a consultant Makemie Award from the Presbyterian
America’s oldest churches. at a number of places including Wesley Historical Society. He is also editor of Exilic
On Thurday, May 20, at 7 p.m., join Theological Seminary, Washington, Preaching: Testimony of Christian Exiles in
Dr. Clarke for a presentation entitled “A D.C.; McCormick Theological Seminary, an increasingly Hostile Culture (1998).
Sea Island Meeting House: Calvinism with Chicago; United Theological College of the Dr. Clarke’s most recent and important
a Lowcountry Accent” with a reception West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; University work is Dwelling Place: A Plantation
afterward. of Debercen, Debercen, Hungary; Epic (2005), for which he received the
On Friday, enjoy an evening lecture Nanjing Theological Seminary, Nanjing, 2006 Bell Prize from Georgia Historical
focusing on “A Meeting House with Slave China; and University of Stellenbosch, Society for best book on Georgia history;
Balconies: The Johns Island Presbyterian Stellenbosch, South Africa. During the last the Bancroft Prize given by Columbia Dr. Erskine Clarke.

8 May 14, 2010
Op-Ed: combinations including seasonal fruit (now
Island Curmudgeon Burden Creek continued from cover its strawberries, but they will start making
sales, the Valentines pieced together a blueberry chevré once their blueberry

Yemen: The next cheese making facility to rival that of any

farmstead cheese producer in Europe.
plants mature at the end of May), sea salt,
Italian and a spiced fig spread which is
exclusive to Newton Farms in Freshfields

American challenge
The main cheese making room is
completely equipped with triple sinks, Village.
stainless steel counters, floor drains and “Sue Mohle from Newton Farms
hanging hooks for bundles of fresh cheese arrived at our front door not long after we
By Willliam J. Duggan

to drain. Through the window and down opened and ordered the spiced fig spread
emen is a very new country. It the people. Guns, munitions, money and for the store,” said Katherine. “Three days
the hall is the milking facility separated by
is a very ancient land. For many food are reaching the mountain tribes. Al later she called back and ordered two times
the tank room, where up to 300 gallons
centuries, it existed as South Yemen Qaeda is actively recruiting and training that amount. It’s all we can do to keep
of fresh goat’s milk can be pasteurized,
and North Yemen. South Yemen is a plain the desperate young people of Yemen. up!” she smiled. And it’s a great problem
chilled and stored. In the milking room,
stretching from the highlands southward There is another force with which we to have as the regular orders just about
a professional platform allows the goats
to the Gulf of Aden. The population is have to contend. The Taliban are being guarantee that the Valentines will be able
circa two million. The capital was Aden. to stand comfortably while the milking
pushed out of Pakistan and Afghanistan. machines are hooked up, and two minutes to keep turning over new product and
North Yemen has a population circa seven A few years back, the Taliban were home-
later they’re clattering back down the maybe one day in the future, expanding
and a half million and stretches from the bred Afghan terrorists. Today, Pakistan
ramp, bleating for their dinner. to different types of cheese. “I’m thinking
highlands to the Great Sandy Desert in also has its home-grown Taliban. It was
“We built the facility so you can see all about making a feta,” said Katherine, “but
Saudi Arabia. Yemen is the southernmost the Afghan Taliban that provided Osama
of the rooms from the house,” said Kipp, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”
tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Its capital is Bin Laden with the training camps
San’a. Immediately east of South Yemen is in Afghanistan. The point is that the showing how the wide windows in each Burden Creek Dairy is located on Exchange
Oman. Saudi Arabia is directly north and Taliban and Al Qaeda have similar goals. room line up perfectly so that someone Landing Road just off of Plowground Road
west of Yemen. Al Qaeda is a pan-Arab organization sitting in the living room of the house could on Johns Island. For more information, call
Yemen’s first known civilization was the of Islamic terrorists. The Taliban are check on anyone in the milking room, 559-1035. The farm is open on Sundays at
Minaeans (1200 – 650 BC). The Sabaens nationalist Islamic terrorists in Pakistan tank room or cheese making room. This 4:30 p.m. for walkthroughs or visits.
settled in Yemen in 930 to 115 BC. In 115 and Afghanistan. Both are determined to is especially important as the Valentines
BC, the Himyarite dominated the area. In kill Americans and Israelis. have two young children – four-year-old
the seventh century, Yemeni were converted The latest media reports indicate some Aurelia and two-year-old Benjamin – with
to Islam. They are predominately Muslim success on the rooting out of Taliban in another on the way.
today. In the year 1980, the North and both Pakistan and Afghanistan. If they are With their current herd of 18 milking
South Yemeni wrote a constitution which being pushed out, where will they go? They goats, the Valentines are able to produce
united the two countries. There is only will join Al Qaeda forces in Yemen. How about 15 pounds of cheese a day, and
an uneasy truce between the North and will they get there? By land they can pass with fresh chevre ready-to-eat after about
South today. South Yemen is controlled through the Arab Emirates and through two days of draining, there’s always fresh
by the government from San’a, the capital, Oman. By water, small boats can easily cheese around the Valentine homestead.
to Aden, its seaport. The wealthiest part navigate the Gulf of Aden. From where Although Burden Creek Dairy began
of Yemen is Aden, where the Yemen oil will the money, guns and food come? Iran with simple, pure goat’s milk cheese, the
refineries are located. Like Afghanistan, and other Arab countries sympathetic Valentines began experimenting with
North Yemen is a mountainous tribal to both the Taliban and Al Qaeda will different herbs and on meeting Maria
country. The tribal war lords and their gladly supply what they can. In regard to Denario of Tiverton Farms, a dried herb
militias pay little attention to the Yemen Iran, it is a straight shot from Iran to ship farm located in Goose Creek, Katherine
government and army. arms, munitions, food and crude oil via and Kipp began adding herbs d’ provence
Al Qaeda has been very active in Yemen. the Persian Gulf through the Straits of and cracked black pepper to their cheese.
On October 12, 2000, they attacked the Hormuz, to the Gulf of Oman into the Today, their selection includes six herbal
USS Cole docked in the Aden harbor. Arabian Sea to the Gulf of Aden. The Katherine Valentine making cheexe.

Gullah Heritage Celebration

Seventeen American sailors were killed reverse trip takes Yemen refined oil back
and thirty five injured. A few Al Qaeda to Iran. The Iranians are Shiite Islamists.
leaders were arrested and sent to prison. The Taliban are Shiite Islamists. Al Qaeda

on Wadmalaw
They later escaped into the mountains of is primarily Sunni. With America and
North Yemen which are controlled by the Israel as their targets, I am sure they will
tribal war lords. The Yemen government discover areas of accommodation.
has not been anxious to pursue them. The joining of forces of Al Qaeda provided by Bertha Smalls Middleton
We have reports that Al Qaeda has and the Taliban is just a matter of time.

been rooted out of Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen will be the next and perhaps the n early January 2009, the Wadmalaw Island Community Center ended all of
Afghanistan. Where did they go? They went most difficult challenge to America, Israel their senior programs due to budget cuts. The programs, in which many island
to Yemen. Al Qaeda has totally infiltrated and the West. Iraq and Afghanistan will seniors participated, were geared toward improving seniors’ quality of life and
the mountain tribes of Yemen. They are be too occupied with maintaining stabilized preventing them from concentrating on illness and negative issues. Since then,
building roads, schools and hospitals. governments. They will not be of much help.
the newly formed Wadmalaw Island Citizens Improvement Committee (WICIC)
They are providing food and shelter for
has been sponsoring several fundraisers in order to bring back the center’s senior
This May 15, WICIC will host a Gullah Heritage Celebration. The festival
will be the committee’s largest effort toward restoring the senior programs, which
WICIC is hoping to restore in June of this year. The committee is also hoping to
include nutritional programs along with the Center’s standard activities.
Our last festival, held in September 2009, drew more than 600 people to the
Community Center, and we hope to double the numbers at this Event.
This year, the Gullah Heritage Celebration will include food prepared by Gullah
Cuisine of Mount Pleasant; an auction of quilts made by senior citizens of the
Wadmalaw Island Community; a local art auction and auction of an original
djembe drum from Ghana, Africa; Gullah storytelling; singing and much more!
During the event, attendees will also have the chance to purchase signed copies of
the newly published cookbook, Gullah Cuisine: By Land and By Sea, featuring
recipes by Gullah Chef Charlotte Jenkins. Mrs. Jenkins will be in attendance from
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. to sign copies.
The Gullah Heritage Celebration will be held on May 15 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Please come out and celebrate with us. For more information, contact Bertha Smalls
Middleton at (770) 865-1472. The Wadmalaw Island Community Center is located at
5605 Katy Hill Road, Wadmalaw Island.
May 14 Island Connection Calendar May 27
Friday, May 14 followed by a meeting with the Kiawah Saturday, May 15 Calhoun Street with high-definition video Tuesday, May 18 Thursday, May 20 2:45 p.m. Open to the public. Reservations features artists Ann Caldwell and Oscar
Garden Club. Shrimp or chicken salad and 7.1 surround sound. Armida will begin required. For more info and to register, call Rivers, as well as pianist Tommy Gill with
Crop & Craft at Kiawah’s Turtle Cove box lunches may be purchased for $12 Armed Forces Day at 1:30pm. For more info, call 805-6930 or Charleston County Bookmobile 300 years in 3 days: Johns Island 768-3875 or sandcastle@kica.us. his special arrangement of Rhapsody in
If you love to scrapbook, stamp, make each. If you have not reserved a box lunch visit www.ccpl.org. The Charleston County Bookmobile will be Presbyterian lecture series Blue for big band and strings. Tickets:
cards or create other crafts our “crop and and would like to, please email Adelaide Gullah Heritage Celebration at Freshfields Village the first and third Dr. Erskine Clarke presents a three-day Our World series: Marjory Wentworth $30 in advance/$40 day of show. Senior
craft” night is just for you! No reservations Wallinger at laidee@bellsouth.net by May 7. At the Wadmalaw Island Community Jane Austen Society meeting Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. - lecture series on Stories of a Presbyterian Starting at 3 p.m. at the Sandcastle on tickets: $25/$35 day of show. www.
required. 3pm – 7pm at Turtle Cove in the SINHG annual Fish Fry and Membership Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy food The JAS will present a lecture on “Muslin” 11:30 a.m.  The Bookmobile will be parked Meeting House at Johns Island Presbyterian Kiawah Island. Open to the public. CharlestonMusicHall.com or 853-2252.
Straw Market on Kiawah Island. All ages Meeting Check SINHG website for more from Gullah Cuisine, Gullah storytelling by John Meffert. All are welcome! The behind Hege’s and Java Java. For more info, Church.  Two lectures at 7 p.m. on Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina Poet
are welcome. Call 768-6001 for more info. information www.sinhg.org and singing, and an auction of local art and meeting begins at1:30 in the Berkeley call Guest Services at 768-6491. Thurday, May 20, and Friday, May 21; and Laureate, will present The Power of Poetry. Sunday, May 23
Open to the public. handmade quilts. 5605 Katy Hill Road, Electric Bldg., 3351 Maybank Hwy, Johns a luncheon lecture at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Reservations are due by May 14. To reserve
Bohicket Marina Invitational Wadmalaw Island. For more info, call Island, 29455. For info, call 768-6453 Beginning Obedience Class at Sun Dog May 22 ($12.50 for cost of lunch). For more a place, contact Sandcastle member services Pet Helpers Tom Cat Blitz
Seabrook Garden Club goes to Kiawah Billfish Tournament Bertha Smalls Middleton at (770) 865-1472. Cat Moon info or to make reservations, call 559-9380 at sandcastle@kica.us or 768-3875. Please bring proof of current Rabies and
Starting at the Lakehouse on Seabrook Weigh In 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., dinner & live Sunday, May 16 Purely Positive Dog Training and Sun Dog Ext. 15 to reserve space for any or all events. FVRCP (Distemper combo) vaccinations.
at 9 a.m. with a business meeting at 9:30 music at 8 p.m. Bohicket Marina, 1880 Andell Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish will be partnering to offer a beginning   Coastal Exploration Series: Vaccines are available the day of for $5
a.m. Afterwards, the group will carpool to Bluff Blvd. Johns Island. For more info, call Tournament Awards Night 4th Annual First Flush FesTEAval obedience class starting today at 6:30pm. Spay a MeOwTHER Month at Pet Hobcaw In Bloom each. The surgery cost is $15. Appointment
Kiawah Island and visit several gardens, 768-1280 or visit www.bohicket.com. Weigh In 5:00pm-7:00pm, Awards From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  with music by The class runs for 7 weeks, the first week Helpers Join naturalist Beth Thomas and staff of the by calling 302-0556. Pet Helpers Spay and
Presentation 8:30pm, Dinner & Live Music Warner Brothers recording artist Robert with no dogs. Folks only need collars, treats, May 20 & 27. Owners will need to show North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Neuter Clinic is located at 1447 Folly Road.

Gardening by the Moon

to follow. Bohicket Marina, 1880 Andell Randolph & the Family Band, Cory Chisel and a 4 to 6’ leash. For more info and to proof of current Rabies and FVRCP Research Reserve to identify some of the For more info visit www.pethelpers.org.
Bluff Blvd. Johns Island. For more info, call and homegrown artist Crowfield. Art and register, visit www.purelypositive.com. Sun vaccinations for their pet, or get them day of common spring wildflowers in bloom at
768-1280 or visit www.bohicket.com. local cuisine booths, as well as children’s Dog Cat Moon: 2908 Maybank Hwy, Johns for just $10. Appointments by calling 302- Hobcaw Barony. 9 a.m. to Noon.  Register Wednesday, May 26
activities and jump castles will be on hand. Island. 793-1380. 0556. Pet Helpers Spay and Neuter Clinic, at:  www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/NERR/
From the Farmers’ Almanac Tickets are $20 at etix.com. For more info, Piano Bar Series at the Sandcastle
Student Art Reception and located at 1447 Folly Road. $25 per cat. seminarseries.html. For more info, call 953-9354. Not meant to be concerts, these nights
13th-14th Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Poetry Reading (all ages) visit www.charlestonteaplantation.com Wednesday, May 19 are to enjoy with friends and give you the
Other Above Ground Crops. View their work and meet the artists of the Karaoke at Fischer’s Sports Pub Saturday, May 22
Monday, May 17 Shavou’ot / Pentecost opportunity to meet neighbors for some
15th-16th Any Seed Planted Now Will Tend To Rot. St. John’s High School Art Department at Every Thursday from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Piano Bar Series at the Sandcastle National Maritime Day Island socializing. Tonight’s performance
17th-18th Most Favorable For Planting Corn, Cotton, Okra, Beans, Peppers, St. Johns Library. Students will also read Fischer’s Sports Pub is located in the
Kiawah Reads: Not meant to be concerts, these nights will feature Show and Stedman. Relax
Eggplant, And Other Above Ground Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens selections featured in the school’s current Bohicket Marina off Seabrook Island Road.
Cookbook author Holly Herrick are to enjoy with friends and give you the Pet Helpers volunteer orientation outside on the patio with your own
. art and literary magazine, Islander Lines. For more info, call 243-0210.
Holly Herrick, author of The Charleston opportunity to meet neighbors for some 11 a.m. at Pet Helpers. Call 795-1110 to beverages or inside closer to the music.
19th-23rd A Barren Period. Good For Killing Plant Pests, Cultivating, Or Taking from 11 a.m. - 12 Noon. 3531 Maybank
Chefs Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Island socializing. Tonight’s performance reserve a spot in this required training Starting at 5 p.m. at the Sandcastle. No
A Short Vacation. Highway. For more info, call 559-1945. MUSC Mammogram Screening at the
the Heart of the South, will be joined will feature Show and Stedman. Relax session for new volunteers. One-hour tickets required. For more info, call 768-9166.
24th-25th Excellent Time For Planting Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Above Sandcastle
by Executive Chef John Ondo of Lana outside on the patio with your own session. Pet Helpers is located at 1447 Folly
Charleston County Library Mammogram screenings by the MUSC
Ground Crops. Favorable For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Restaurant, who will prepare Sopa Baccaula beverages or inside closer to the music. Road, James Island. Thursday, May 27
Flowers. presents: Armida Mobile Health Unit are open to all and
for tasting. Book sale and signing to follow. Starting at 5 p.m. at the Sandcastle. No
26th-27th First Day Excellent For Planting Above Ground Crops. Second Day Charleston County Public Library is will be held in the parking lot at Kiawah’s Karaoke at Fischer’s Sports Pub
2 p.m. at Kiawah’s Sandcastle. Open to tickets required. For more info, call 768- Charleston Jazz Orchestra performs
Favorable For Carrots, Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops. Both continuing its series of free performances Sandcastle. Must be at least 35 years of Every Thursday from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
the public. For more info or to register, call 9166. Conductor’s Choice
Days Good For Planting Cabbage, Lettuce And Other Leafy Vegetables, And For from the Met’s 2009-2010 season. All age with no prior history of breast cancer. Fischer’s Sports Pub is located in the
768-3875 or email sandcastle@kica.us. Starting at 7 p.m. at the Charleston
Planting Seedbeds. performances are shown in the Charleston Insurance is not necessary, but those with Bohicket Marina off Seabrook Island Road.
County Main Library Auditorium, 68 insurance should bring their card. 9 a.m. - Music Hall, 37 John Street. The Concert
28th-30th Do No Planting.
Johns Island R egional Library Saturdays: May 15, 22 & 29 at 11 a.m.  sweet treat. Come by the Reference Desk of the book may be obtained from the
3531 Maybank Highway and complete the word search, Sudoku, or Reference Desk for check out while

559-1945 *PowerPoint 2000 Basics (adults/young trivia question to claim your candy prize! supplies last.
Hours: adults)
Monday – Thursday: 10 – 8 Tuesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Student Art Reception and Poetry Book Explorers – Preschool Book Club
Friday & Saturday: 10 – 6 Reading (all ages) (ages 3 to 6 years old)
Sunday: 2 – 5 Saturday, May 15, from 11 a.m. - 12 Noon Friday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m.
*Publisher 2000 Basics: Create a Flyer View their work and meet the artists of the
Wee Reads (under 24 months with adult)
(adults/young adults) St. John’s High School Art Department A Wii Bit of Fun (ages 6 to 11)
Mondays: May 17 & 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at a reception in the library’s auditorium. Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m.
  *All computer classes are free. For more Students will also read selections featured
Time for Twos (2 – 3 years old with adult)
information please call 559-1945 and ask in the school’s current art and literary Display
Ta k e

Tuesdays: May 18 & 25 at 10:30 a.m.

for the Reference Department. Class space is magazine, Islander Lines. Student Art Exhibit
available for 8 participants per session. May 1 - 31
Preschool Storytime (3 – 6 years) St. John’s High School student artwork,
Sea Islands Book Club (adults)
Wednesdays: May 19 & 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Nothing Trivial (grades 6 - 12) Tuesday, May 18 at 2 p.m. including works from the first Advanced
May 1 - 31 Join the discussion of The Friday Night Placement Studio Art Class, will be on
Saturday Family Storytime (all ages)
Love candy? Here’s an easy way to win a Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. Copies display.
12 May 14, 2010

Wine for a wish

n Saturday, May 1, Freshfields struck their fancy, orders
Village hosted the 4th Annual could be placed with
Make-A-Wish Wine festival. Debbie Marlowe of The
Benefitting children with life- Wine Shop, located in
threatening illnesses by providing them the Charleston Marina.
with an unforgettable experience,
For more info on
the Make-A –Wish Wine Festival
the Make-A-Wish
featured more than 85 wines
Foundation, visit
from around the world, food
from Lowcountry Eats and
music by jazz trio Phenomena.
Attendees were able to
peruse the wine selections
with a complimentary glass
provided with their ticket,
and if a bottle or two
May 14, 2010 13
May 14 - May 28
For more details and reservations for the following activities, including times for Nature Tours, and for all of these activities, please visit www.
kiawahrecreation.com or call the Heron Park Nature Center at 768-6001. All of these events are open to the public, but the Night Heron pool is for Resort
guests and Governors’ Club members only. *Nature Tours available daily. Times are tide dependant.

Friday, May 14 Organic Beach Bag Coloring: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11 Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah: Mad Skillz:
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11
Kiawah Island Book Exchange: Organic Beach Bag Coloring: Thursday, May 27
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Colorama Tye Dye:
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Kiawah Island Book Exchange: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11
Organic Beach Bag Coloring:
Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sign Design: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Organic Beach Bag Coloring:
Kiawah Island Book Exchange:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19 Craft Cove: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah: Spy Search: Kamp Kiawah KNO: Sanctuary Kiawah Island Book Exchange:
Picture Frames: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11 Splash Bash: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Ages 5-11 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Craft Cove’s Crop & Craft! 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah KNO: Showtime!:
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Ages 5-11 Organic Beach Bag Coloring: Craft Cove: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Pickup Games: Volleyball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23 Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kiawah Island Book Exchange: Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 15 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Organic Beach Bag Coloring: Friday, May 28
Stepping Stones: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Mad Skillz: 8:30 a.m. –
Kamp Kiawah: Goin’ on a Gator Hunt:
Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Organic Beach Bag Coloring:
Thursday, May 20 Monday, May 24 Organic Beach Bag Coloring: 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Colorama Tye Dye: Kamp Kiawah: Holiday Craze: – 5 p.m.
Kiawah Island Book Exchange: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11 Kiawah Island Book Exchange:
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sign Design: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Organic Beach Bag Coloring: Organic Beach Bag Coloring: Picture Frames: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Craft Cove: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Craft Cove: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Kamp Kiawah KNO: Sanctuary Kiawah Island Book Exchange: Pickup Games: Volleyball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kamp Kiawah KNO: Showtime!:
Splash Bash: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Ages 5-11 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Ages 5-11
Pickup Games: Soccer: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 Pickup Games: Volleyball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Craft Cove: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: A Pirate’s Life For Me!:
Sunday, May 16 Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Organic Beach Bag Coloring:
Friday, May 21 Organic Beach Bag Coloring: DARLING DAISIES
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kamp Kiawah: Mad Skillz: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11 Kiawah Island Book Exchange: At the Craft Cove during the
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. month of May: Thursday –
Monday, May 17 Organic Beach Bag Coloring: Tye Dye: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. or by
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pickup Games: Basketball: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. appointment.
Kamp Kiawah: Holiday Craze:
Kiawah Island Book Exchange: If you are looking for a gift to
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ages 3-11
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Picture Frames: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. to start! Come celebrate Mothers
Organic Beach Bag Coloring: Kamp Kiawah: Spy Search:
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Kamp Kiawah: Goin’ on a Gator Hunt: Stepping Stones: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Turtle Tracks: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

14 May 14, 2010

How wet is it out here

on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands?
By Ian Millar

hen we look at local precipitation data standard deviation (a measure of annual variability) for wettest 31 year period averaged 56” of annual rainfall.
available to us from two weather stations on both is 7”. At some point over the next 20-25 years of data Centered on 1916, our driest 31 year period averaged 39”.
Seabrook Island (SI), one on Kiawah Island recording we will be able to ascertain statistically whether For the most recent 31 years (centered on 1994) we have
(KI) and the one at the Custom House in Charleston SI, KI and CC do all experience the same climate in terms had an annual average of 44”. During that period, both
City (CC), we see rainfall events that vary significantly of precipitation. the “wet” and “dry” seasons averaged 22”.
from place to place. For example, on April 2, 2009 the For the moment, let’s go with our hypothesis and As an aside, the precipitation component of climate at
Jenkins Point station on SI (SIJP) recorded 2.70” of rain assume that SI and KI (SIKI) and CC do indeed share Charleston International airport (CHS) is a little different.
while 20 miles away the CC station recorded a much more the same precipitation climate in terms of averages and Over the 65 years since CHS has had a weather station, the
impressive 3.60”. By contrast, on May 10, 2009 the SIJP variabilities, cycles and trends. We could then say the average annual rainfall in downtown Charleston has been
station recorded 1.04” while the CC station registered following about SIKI precipitation using the 1832-2009 5” lower than that out at the airport. Similarly, the shorter
only 0.18”. For another example, on June 6, 2009 the CC precipitation record: term KI and SI weather data records reflect averages that
SIJP station recorded 1.09” whereas the KI maintenance The 178 year average for annual rainfall is 47”. The have been lower than their CHS equivalents.
facility station (KIMF) registered only 0.29”. four month “wet season” (June-September) has averaged Finally, note that our local precipitation records can
By contrast, on June 18, 2009 the SIJP station recorded 23”. The eight month “dry season” (October-May) has vary significantly from our climate averages. For example,
only 0.57” while the KIMF station had 1.71” dumped averaged 24”. However, these very long term averages Charleston City’s wettest year of 1876 saw 78” of rain
on it. These two stations are only four miles apart. We mask the climate cycles and trends (see chart) generated but 1850, its driest year, registered just 24” (see chart).
also see monthly rainfall totals and even annual rainfall by atmospheric and oceanographic variations such as The always interesting question is “How wet a year will
totals that can vary significantly from place to place. For the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the Atlantic we have out here on Seabrook and Kiawah? “ Remember,
example, for the year 2004 the KIMF station recorded a Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO). Centered on 1879, our climate is what we expect, but weather is what we get.
relatively dry 32” compared with 41” for the CC station.
By contrast, for the year
2006 the KIMF station
recorded a more normal 47”
while the CC station registered
only 33”. However, in terms of
the precipitation component
of climate, we hypothesize
that all three locations (SI, KI
and the downtown peninsula)
experience essentially the same
climate. How could that be?
Well, weather is what
happens hour-to-hour, week-to-
week and year-to-year. Climate
is considered to be the statistics
associated with weather data,
i.e. the long term (typically
30+ years) averages, cycles and
trends. At the moment we
have only 3+ years of detailed
weather data for the two SI
stations but, thanks to the
Kiawah Island Community
Association, we now have 9+
years of data for the KIMF
station. Both CC and KIMF
averaged 42” in annual rainfall
over the last nine years. The

May 14, 2010 15

Middle school students visit Kiawah Island with e-mentors

By Courtney Winders

n Tuesday, April 27, 2010, the activities and transportation for the
21 students and 14 adults from students. Newton Farms donated lunch
the Communities In Schools for the entire group.
(CIS) E-Mentoring Program at Haut The E-Mentoring program at Haut
Gap Middle School visited the Heron Gap matches adult mentors with students
Park Nature Center on Kiawah Island. and asks for weekly correspondence via
The students and mentors participated email. The students meet face-to-face
in guided bike tours on the beach, spent with the mentors at the beginning and
time learning about Kiawah Island end of the year. In addition, mentors
wildlife from a naturalist at the Heron are encouraged to also act as tutors to
Park Nature Center, and ate lunch their students or visit them during lunch
in the park. The day was organized hours.
by Robin Haggard, Communities In Communities In Schools of the
Schools Student Support Specialist, Charleston Area, Inc. is a local
and Kate Parks, a Project Manager non-profit organization whose
with the Coastal Conservation League. mission is to surround students with a
Ms. Parks’ mother, Kathryn Parks, is a community of support, empowering
Kiawah Island resident and a mentor in them to stay in school and achieve in
the program. life. The overarching goal of CIS is that
The students filmed their trip and all students complete high school. CIS
collected supporting materials so that provides dropout prevention services
they could create a presentation on their in Charleston and Berkeley counties
adventure for their classmates. to 4,500 students and their families in
“I enjoyed riding a bike for the first nineteen public schools, including St.
time, learning about local animals from Johns High School, Haut Gap Middle
my mentor, and our delicious lunch,” School, Angel Oak Elementary and
said Andrea Poteat, an eighth grader at Frierson Elementary, all of which are on
Haut Gap Middle School. Johns Island or Wadmalaw Island.
The Town of Kiawah Environmental For more information about CIS, visit
Committee and the Kiawah Island www.cischarleston.org.
Nature Program covered the cost of (above) Students and mentors prepare for a bike ride on the beach at Kiawah. (right)Students and mentors
learn about reptiles in a classroom at the Heron Park Nature Center.

16 May 14, 2010

Charleston Breast Center BIFMC 3rd Annual

Golf Classic Celebrity Golf Invitational
A Tribute to Pete Radding arrier Island Free Medical Clinic include Mike Gminsky, former Duke
Provided by Olivia French (BIFMC) on Maybank Road, and professional basketball player and

he Charleston Breast Center will the CBC as a non-profit facility to provide Johns Island, has only been TV college basketball analyst; Ken
hold its inaugural golf tournament services to all women, regardless of their serving the sea islands for a little more Burger, Post and Courier columnist
on Monday, June 7, at Cassique ability to pay. Words cannot express our than three years, but they have already and published author; Bobby Cremins,
on Kiawah Island. The tournament is a gratitude to Pete for the thousands of become an invaluable asset to our island head basketball coach for the College of
tribute to the late Pete Radding who died hours of volunteer work and his direction communities. To help support their Charleston; and Kevin Higgins, Head
in a plane crash on October 21, 2009, in for the center. ongoing efforts of providing primary Football Coach at The Citadel.
Summerville. In honor of Pete and his incredible health care to uninsured adults living at Entry fees include golf tees, golfer
Pete Radding was a remarkable legacy, Radding family friend and or below 200% of the Federal Poverty gift bag, lunch, refreshments, cocktails
man who is greatly missed. His career six-time winner of the LPGA tour Val Level, BIFMC will be hosting their 3rd and a buffet dinner. The entry fee for
with Corning Corp. as an executive Skinner will be participating in this year’s Annual Celebrity Golf Invitational at each player is $400 and each team will
helped to forge Corning’s vision in tournament. Val is now a Golf Channel Cassique Club House on Monday, May consist of four players. If you don’t have
telecommunications and fiber optics. and CBS golf commentator, and The Val 24, starting at 10:30 a.m. a USGA Handicap Index, you will need
His hobbies included working as a HAM Skinner Foundation, a program designed The Invitational will include several to present five recent attested score cards.
radio operator for numerous emergency to raise awareness among young women fun events, including a Beat Burger
For more information, to inquire about
response disasters. He also enjoyed about breast cancer, was named by Sports competition and putting contests. This
sponsorship or to register, call BIFMC at
aviation, and flew missions for Angel Illustrator as one of the Top 10 pro year’s format is a Scramble (Captain’s
Flights to transport critically ill patients athlete charity endeavors. Val made this Choice) consisting of four-player
in need of specialized medical care. commitment over 10 years ago after one teams. Celebrity golfers for the event
Pete received the Golden Knight Award of her close friends on the LPGA tour,
from Clarkson University’s Alumni Heather Farr, died of breast cancer at the
Association for career achievement and age of 23. Val will be offering a challenge
community service. He also won the during the tournament and will speak at
Angel Flight Pilot of the Year award for the Awards Program.
his volunteer efforts, but Pete’s legacy to For more information or to find out
the Charleston area is the many lives saved how to participate in the Charleston Breast
through the Charleston Breast Center Center Golf Classic, please visit www.
(CBC). Pete played an instrumental role charlestonbreastcenter.com or contact
in the strategic planning and launch of Olivia French at 442-9968 or email
the CBC. It was Pete’s vision to establish oliviagfrench@aol.com.
Competitors in last year’s tournament.

May 14, 2010 17

10th Annual Women Build

By Kristin Hackler

ith a grand kick-off on Saturday, April 30, this year’s Sea Island Habitat
for Humanity Women Build project is officially underway with anywhere
from 30 to 40 women working on the 1,100 square foot home at any given
time. Even with a rainy washout on Tuesday, the new home was already standing on
its foundation with four walls up, the interior walls squared and two-thirds of the roof
support beams in place on Wednesday morning.
With the help of more than 18 women from Kiawah and Seabrook Islands and
several Lowe’s volunteers, as well as former First Lady of South Carolina Jenny Sanford,
the building was moving quickly toward the goal of a complete exterior by Saturday,
May 8.
“We’ve had a great turnout,” said Molly Coffey, Outreach Assistant for Habitat. “We
have about 35 women working every day and all 210 volunteer slots filled for the week.
Many of these women come out on multiple days, as well.”
The three bedroom, one and a half bath home, which is expected to be completely
finished by late summer/early fall, will go to Maribel Martinez and her three children,
and will be the “greenest” home ever built by Habitat. It will feature hariplank siding,
spray foam insulation and a solar hot water heater.
“This will all help to keep the utility bills low for the Martinez
family and also leave a smaller footprint on the environment,” said
Special thanks for this year’s build go to: Newton Farms, Fat
Hen, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Mondo’s Delite, J.B.’s Smoke
Shack, International Public Works, Java Java, Kaminsky’s Café,
(above)Tanya Martinez with her
Maria’s Mexican Grill, El Mercadito, Pauline James, Publix, The
mother, Maribel Martinez. The
Seabrook Men, Stono Market, Subway, T-Bonz Grill and Temmy Martinez family should be able to
& Carl Novit. move into the house by mid-fall of
 For more information about the Sea Island Habitat for Humanity this year. (right) Sandy Williams,
Wendy Kulick and Marilyn
and their upcoming projects around the islands, visit www.
Armstrong volunteer at the
SeaIslandHabitat.org or call the office at 768-0998.  hospitality table.

18 May 14, 2010

Beep! Beep! Cruising the islands

Kiawah celebrates classic cars
By Jessica Richardson
in safety

Charlie Arrington (l) and Kiawah Island Mayor William Wert with the new
bike path dedication plaque.

n Monday, May 3, a small group of engineers, contractors and planners gathered
espite drizzling  rain and gray skies,  the third annual Cars in the Park auto
together at Cassique Club House on Kiawah Island to dedicate a project almost
show, presented by the Kiawah Island Community Association,  was a
15 years in the making. The Kiawah Bike Path, completed earlier this year,
smashing success! Over 300 automobile lovers of all ages  enjoyed leisurely was a significantly time-consuming effort that resulted in a beautiful, scenic and most
strolls through rows of classic and exotic treasures displayed throughout Kiawah’s Night importantly, safe means of walking, biking or skating from Kiawah to Freshfields Village.
Heron Park soccer field. From a 1931 Ford Model A to a 2009 Lotus Exige 260, a rare Kiawah Island Mayor William Wert thanked everyone for the time and effort they put
1949 MG TXECU to a 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena, this event included over 70 beauties into make the bike path a success, and the first dedication plaque created for the bike
from all eras of motor vehicle history. Following the show, registered vehicles made their path was given to Councilman Steve Orban during the last Town Council meeting for
way down Governor’s Drive to the Ocean Course and back in a 16-mile parade of cars. his tenacious efforts in making sure that the bike path project came to fruition and was
Both participants and spectators left the event with an appreciation of the craftsmanship completed on time. Charlie Arrington, in-house designer for Kiawah Design Partners,
and history of these unique vehicles. was especially thanked by the Mayor for giving the bike path “a beautiful front door.”

Swimmin’ with the SIDOGS

n Friday, April 30, the
Seabrook island Dog
Club bid a sad farewell
to the temporary end of the
island’s evening off-leash hours
with a playtime/fundraiser for
Pet Helpers at Seabrook’s North
For more infoabout the
SIDOGS, visit their website

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