Geo-cache Course sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited a huge success!

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Over the holidays, Kristen, our birding intern, set up a geocache course on the island, sponsored by Mount Pleasant’s Wild Birds Unlimited. It was a pretty flexible experience, because participants could complete the course at their own pace. Need a sandwich or a raincoat? It’s easy to get a quick break while you’re out hunting […]

Welcome New Owners of 2016

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Last year saw a great bunch of new owners on the island, and they all seem to be enjoying their time here! Here’s a brief introduction to the new owners of 2016. Kay/Dellas 2DI Scott Kay and Kate Dellas purchased lot 2DI, on the inlet, from a bank. They are currently renovating a house on […]

Holiday Photos

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We get a lot of questions about the holidays on the island: Is it too cold to play outside ?(no) How would someone get a Christmas tree out there? (by boat) Is it crowded? (yes, by Dewees winter standards, which means you’ll have fun running into a few neighbors on the beach or soccer field).  Is […]

New Winter Internship: Learning about birds with Kristen

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Winter Internship Kristen Oliver is currently completing a winter internship with us in birding.  Through a partnership with SC Audubon, the Dewees POA, and the Dewees Island Conservancy, Kristen lives in our intern housing and spent her fall working at the Sullivan’s Island Banding station. Kristen has done two different banding demonstrations on the island, and has […]

Sweets for the Staff

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  Last Tuesday some island residents got together to prepare boxes of cookies for our beloved helpers here on Dewees.   After a night of baking, we had made a variety of 40 dozen cookies ranging from pecan pralines to chocolate pretzels. The boxes were decorated to the nines (thanks to the island kids) and arrays […]

Holiday Decorating Inspired by Nature

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Holiday decorating The holiday decorations are up around the island, and the tree in the Huyler House is decorated for all to enjoy.  This year’s design, envisioned by Jane Savage and executed by the ladies of the round table with Emily Fairchild, features a tree full of origami birds.  Jane was inspired by the way […]

Celebrating the Quick Return to Normal

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We wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate the fast return to normal island life after hurricane Matthew.  The storm passed through on Saturday, the island re-opened to those with their own boats Sunday evening, and both ferries were back in service by Wednesday.  Although this wasn’t a category 4 hurricane when it hit, […]

Counting Blessings and Coming Home

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We have had a chance to get back to the island for a quick look, and we are so grateful for the fact that Hurricane Matthew came in at low tide. Damage on Dewees appears to be slight compared to some of our neighbors to both the north and the south.  For a hurricane that made […]

Hurricane Matthew: staying connected from afar

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Residents and owners of Dewees are scattered to the winds at the moment, and most are glued to their screens in some way to see what’s happening on the island. It’s not just the weather channel that gives us a chance to stay in touch. There was already a facebook owners group discussion to find […]