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 […]

Second tropical storm in two weeks rolls on, leaving gorgeous views

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Julia and Hermine are (almost) distant memories at this point.  I love the clouds the morning after a storm!  Hermine brought a few gusts and some rain but didn’t interfere with labor day celebrations, and Julia rolled in yesterday with some big downpours and some heavy breezes, but the island is gorgeous this morning.  Tropical […]

Lake Timicau Restoration Project

The Lake Timicau Restoration Project

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Lake Timicau Restoration Project We’re pretty excited about some changes coming for the North end of Dewees Island: The Lake Timicau Restoration project. After several years of studying the hydrology of Lake Timicau, searching for better ways to provide habitat for migrating at risk birds and provide water flow through the Impoundment, we are seeing our […]