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Dr. Leslie Sautter’s presentation on our Changing Beach

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Last week at POA weekend, Dr. Leslie Sautter came to Dewees and gave a great presentation on the history of our shoreline, changes to the front beach, and suggestions for ways to address the new inlet into Lake Timicau.  As usual, she was both informative and entertaining.  I tried to add her slides and illustrations […]

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Dewees Island on the Map

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We’ve been focusing on maps a lot lately. Way back in about 2004, we worked with the Environmental committee and some realtors to create a large, foldable map with street addresses, lots, and information about how to live gently on the island.  These, it turns out, are pretty expensive to reproduce.  In addition, some of […]

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Some new Dewees publications: preorder before POA Meeting

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We have two new books available: we’re really excited about them.  They are being printed at Blurb, which is an on-demand printer, so if you want to preorder some to pick up at the POA meeting and save yourself the shipping, shoot us an email with the number of copies you need.   The first […]

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Bald Eagle Chick (s?) Hatch on Dewees Island for the 8th year.

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On Saturday, we caught our first glimpse of a young eaglet over on our eagle nest.  This makes the eighth consecutive year that a pair of nesting bald eagles has hatched at least one youngster.  The above photo is from 2017. In 2012, we were so surprised when a pair of Bald Eagles made their […]

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Arts Council to Host Another Plein Air Workshop: Register Now for 3/5/2019

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The Dewees Island Arts Council had such a success with last spring’s Plein Air Workshop, they’d like to do it again. To join the class, email: DeweesIslandArtsCouncil@gmail.com On Tuesday March 5, so long as there are enough participants, artist Beth Bathe will be leading a plein air workshop with mixable oils.  Beth is an artist residing […]

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Internet and TV access on Dewees — one year later

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About a year ago we published a blog post called, “Internet Access – Solutions Available Today”. Here’s what’s changed: 1. We still love our cellular Internet connections using data resellers. To ensure that we always have access for the business Judy runs — Dewees Real Estate — and the rest of our needs, we actually […]

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Fresh Deliveries from the Bounty Box

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I’ve been experimenting with some food delivery options to the island recently, and so far my favorite is The Bounty Box.  This is a collaborative effort with local and regional farmers, and you sign up to join.  (You are not committed to weekly deliveries if that doesn’t work for you~ no worries.) In fact, if […]

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Saving Crab Bank: Why We Care

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If you don’t live locally, you may have missed the conversations about Crab Bank, right off of Shem Creek. It’s a narrow strip of land in Charleston Harbor, and there is a good likelihood that most, if not all, of the Brown Pelicans we see were hatched right there.  In addition, many of our summer […]

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Golf Options for Dewees People

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editors note: I don’t know anything about golf, but I get asked about it a lot. This guest post is written by dear friend and dunes colleague Jennifer O’Brien, who has worked in the local golf industry for years. Leave comments below: Which one of these is your favorite? Where do you play most often? […]

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All is Well. Returning to Dewees after Florence

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A week ago, I was in the middle of writing a leisurely post about how relieved we were NOT to have to pack up and evacuate for Florence when everything went awry with the forecasts and the governor ordered an evacuation. I’ll eventually finish that one, which explains all of the hurricane preparations we go […]