Some times the Webcams are experiencing 502 Gateway Errors. Some people can see the webcams and some people can’t. Sorry about that. If you experience a 502 Gateway Error, try reloading the page again later. Some folks who reported seeing the error later said they could see the webcams.
Here are stills of the video feeds from 2017-09-09 at 9:47 a.m.
The new DeweesIslandSC.com website recently added a Google calendar showing Dewees activities, such as community BBQ and golf cart parade, and Dewees meetings, such as POA and Utility meetings. You can also click the activities tab, above, to see what’s going on on the island.
The graphic below shows the key ways to navigate and use the calendar. We love to click the button at the bottom right that adds the Dewees Island calendar directly to your calendar. Any updates to the Dewees calendar automatically show up in your calendar. For example, if the time of a Social Committee event changes, the new time will automatically be reflected on your calendar.
Need a great last minute Christmas gift? Buy Dershie McDevitt’s novel “Just Holler Bloody Murder.” It just became available on Amazon.com and will be coming out in local bookstores and on Kindle soon. The book follows female lead Callahan Banks as she returns to her beloved Timicau Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The imaginary island is based in part on Dershie’s experiences on Dewees Island.
If you order from Amazon, you can easily get the book before Christmas. I ordered a copy today and it will arrive on Wednesday.
The current models from the National Hurricane Center indicate that Tropical Storm Sandy will stay offshore and Dewees is unlikely to feel significant winds. There may be unusually highly tides as the path of the storm pushes up the coast of Florida toward Myrtle Beach before turning and heading up the North Carolina Coast.
Dewees is hosting a Palmetto Pro Birder Training session this weekend. Perhaps some unusual tropical birds will be pushed our way.
The Dewees Island Blog is focused on “Nature, News and Neighbors on Charleston’s Natural Barrier Island Community”.
The Fairchild clan moved to Dewees Island, Charleston, SC full time. To document our experiences, help others get a feel for island living, and hopefully encourage you to join us, we’ve started a new blog called, “Living on Dewees“. It’s focused on “One Family’s Adventures in Living on an island Just Off the Coast of Charleston, SC”.
Today’s post is about how island life makes us so much more in tune with the weather.
We hope you’ll subscribe and enjoy reading our new blog.
Post and Courier published a great follow up article about the fire on Dewees Island last night.
Here’s a story from CountOn2 regarding Dewees. They emphasize that you have to use a ferry to get to Dewees…but don’t seem to understand that downtown Charleston is less than 40 minutes; Isle of Palms and Mount Pleasant are much closer. I wish they’d had time to see our beautiful wide-open beaches and experience the amazing fishing. They might have understood more why so many special people choose to live and vacation on Dewees.
Special thanks to all the news crews and islanders who got the word out that no one was hurt, the fire was contained to 2 buildings, and the community pulled together to do what needed to be done.
Crown Castle, the owners of the cell phone tower on the Isle of Palms, removed the shorter, old cell phone tower on Saturday. A new much taller tower was installed on the same property months ago and Crown Castle has been transitioning the antenna equipment over.
It’s our understanding that the primary motivation for installing the new taller tower was to improve radio communication for emergency services, including the police and fire service. Along the way it appears that Crown Castle boosted the height of the cell phone antennas.
Below you can see pictures of the tower as they’re getting ready to take it down with an articulating crane truck and after the old tower was removed.
Thank you to the outgoing board members for their years of service:
We also want to thank the other members of the community who were willing to serve our community by running for the Board. We are lucky to have so many talented people who are willing to serve our small, but extremely special community in so many ways large and small.
In addition to the Board results, Anne Anderson is now the head of the Architectural Resource Board (ARB). Thank you to Scott Ward for serving on the ARB since 2000!