The Huyler Years: 1923 to 1956
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
2w ago
Back in August, the three Huyler siblings came to visit Dewees Island with their honorary family member Andy.  It was such a delight to hear their stories as they reminisced on the island.  Stephen followed up with some family documents he had scanned. First are some aerials from the time. In trying to provide context ..read more
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Hurricane Ian Wrap-up
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
4M ago
Once again, we were pretty lucky.  It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Ian blew through and while we didn’t get through it unscathed, we sustained relatively minimal damage. Please support whatever organizations you are aware of that are supporting the Florida communities that got substantial damage from the storm. Preparing for the Storm: Turtle Team ..read more
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2022 Turtle Season Begins
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
9M ago
Our 2022 turtle season begins this week, and we’re excited!  Every day from mid-May to mid-August, someone is checking the beaches of South Carolina for sea turtle nests.  The first nests have already been laid in Cape Romain, and North Myrtle Beach saw their first (rare) endangered Kemp’s Ridley nest this year. If you are ..read more
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After 28 years, Beloved Ferry Captain Readies for Retirement
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
1y ago
For 28 years, he has steadfastly piloted the ferry through all kinds of weather between the Isle of Palms and Dewees Island.  He drives school children to school in the dark hours of early morning, and partygoers home in the late evening hours. He has been the first cheery smile of vacation for second homeowners ..read more
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Ice, Ice, Baby
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
1y ago
If you’re gonna have an ice storm, this is the kind to have.  The temps have dropped below freezing for about 12 hours now, and the light rain that moved in coated everything with the barest shimmer of sparkle. While the ferry shut down early last night for the safety of the crew, it’s up ..read more
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A 200 year old Murder Story on Dewees Island
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
1y ago
Dr. Nic Butler, the historian for Charleston County Public Library and the author of the fascinating Charleston Time Machine podcast, researched a 200 year old murder on Dewees Island. He came out to discuss it with us as part of Charleston County Public Library’s celebration of the book launch of The Islanders. If you’re not ..read more
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New Internet Possibilities on the Horizon for Dewees Island
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by reggiefairchild
1y ago
THE PRESENT If you’re looking information on current 2021 Internet access for Dewees, see our Internet post from February. IN THE NEAR FUTURE Starlink from SpaceX looks super promising. We recently visited friends in Montana. They received their Starlink system in late June.  Several of their friends and neighbors also have it.  They said the ..read more
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The Old Fashioned Joys of July 4 on Dewees Island
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
1y ago
It’s been a great weekend on the island: the weather is gorgeous and the traditions are in full swing as we started the weekend with food truck and then a creek float and dock picnic.  On the fourth, which is traditionally the busiest day on the island, we have a beach fun run and golf ..read more
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The Islanders launches June 15! Entire Novel set on Dewees!
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
1y ago
We have to admit we’re pretty excited about this latest book from NYT best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May, both island friends of Dewees Island.  Intended for middle grade readers, the novel has themes that will resonate with readers of all ages: the healing power of nature, the strength of intergenerational family relationships ..read more
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The Year of Sunrise
Dewees Island, Charleston, SC
by Judy Drew Fairchild
1y ago
A few weeks ago, I realized that it had been an entire year since I started broadcasting sunrise from the island.   With the exception of three days, I put up something each morning, usually live.  And it’s hard to imagine a whole year has gone by~ remember those first days when we thought this ..read more
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