Mr Bubbles understands basic grammar about as well as Chris Collins understands the meaning of "conflict of interest." If the church had abided by the terms in the lease, AND if the church had paid its rent in a timely manner, AND if Chris Collins had objected when the board voted UNANIMOUSLY to terminate the lease, then there might be an argument. If "the community" can't pay what they agreed on when they originally negotiated the generous terms, then the community should find a new home. If they won't do that by the end of the month (when the lease ends) then Chris Collins should resign from the school board.
Dustin Brown, by his own admission, is 2% Cherokee Indian. This is hardly an Indian family.
Change of Location!
Now at Brick House Kitchen, 1575 Folly Rd James Island, SC 29412.
Musicians include Nick Jenkins, and Rachel Kate, more TBA!
Join us for a big, beautiful evening of outdoor circus arts performances and sharing hosted by Holy City Cirque, a collective of artists/performers based here in Charleston, SC. Come to participate or spectate, to play, jam, practice, perform, gawk, picnic, learn, show off, share, cross pollinate and make new friends!
Entrance is free; however, help support Girls Rock Charleston by purchasing a $10 wristband ($5 for kids 12 and under) to participate in our "mini class sampler." Play and performance will include acro yoga, aerial silks, poi, face painting, juggling, hooping, slacklining, drumming, and much more. You might be tempted to run away to the circus afterwards!
Be green by carpooling to our event please!
Back before local governments took over the local beaches turning them into revenue gold mines for tourist dollar seeking "improvement" projects, there used to be a little homemade sign on Jasper Boulevard where traffic leaving the IOP and Sullivan's Island lined up bumper to bumper waiting to turn right onto Ben Sawyer Boulevard that read: "Next Time Try Folly Beach". While the origin of the sign was always mysterious, it seemed to suggest that beachgoers, frustrated by large crowds and heavy traffic, might have a better experience someplace else. Possibly this sign represented a somewhat feable and fruitless attempt by islanders then to retain some semblence of their community. As the IOP and SI were busy growing into mini Myrtle Beach, lots of sunseekers apparently did heed the message conveyed on that small sign which over time likely led to Folly becoming what it is today...unfortunately just another island community transformed into a briar patch of politics and development versus the dwindling few who once knew it as home. Maybe it is time for Folly Beach residents to put up a sign.
Back before local governments took over the local beaches turning them into revenue gold mines for their "improvement" projects, there used to be a homemade sign on Jasper Boulevard where traffic leaving the IOP and Sullivan's Island lined up bumper to bumper waiting to turn right onto Ben Sawyer Boulevard that read: "Next Time Try Folly Beach". The sign seem to suggest that beachgoers, frustrated by large crowds and heavy traffic, might have a better experience someplace else. A somewhat feable and fruitless attempt by islanders then to possibly retain some semblence of their community. As the IOP and SI were busy growing into mini Myrtle Beach, lots of sunseekers apparently did heed the message conveyed on that small sign which over time likely led to Folly becoming what it is today...unfortunately just another island community transformed into a briar patch of politics and development versus the dwindling few who once knew it as home. Maybe it is time for Folly Beach residents to put up a sign.
I asked a friend to read the article who has no connection with Charleston, SC or Folly Beach and her reaction was "Hatchet job." Its like almost all the articles in the Charleston Paper post-public drinking ban: the world is coming to an end. As Charleston's pseudo-hipster publicity weekly, they must advocate for a cool place to drink PBRs and wear ironic tee-shirts.
Interesting...asking about the size & the number of fries in an order? Sounds like you need to stick to the places that will "biggie" size it for you.
i've been out here for 30 years. folly beach died a long time ago. Even the "Edge of America" (a popular name coined by patrons in Mr. Bill's bar) was copyrighted to make a buck! there is no community out here, folly is now just a commercial enterprise. the mayor and city council are more concerned with profits for the businesses than providing a livable environment for the residents. sometimes i think they just tolerate residents but particularly resent people who rent out here even though renters make up a majority of the voters. last year renters weren't issued passes to get back on the island after a storm. this year they wanted renters to pay for the trash cans the city bought to lower their labor costs. i used to know almost everyone on my street and most of the folks on the streets around me. now they're all gone. and the gentleman is right $7.00 parking is bullshit!!!! he is among many inlanders, taxpayers that fork over hard earned money tax money to build our new bridges and re nourish our beach. they just want your money, and if you feel anything hit you in the back as you leave the beach its your change!
Seems like this series has gotten off to a great start!
50-to-100-year planning time frames? Concerning the future of beach renourishment, it seems to me that the voice of Coastal Conservation League's Katie Zimmerman is one of the only sane and sensible one quoted here. With at least a meter of climate change-induced sea level rise (which, BTW, has accelerated alarmingly in recent years) conservatively expected by century's end, the pipe dream of eternally tourist-friendly beaches will soon have to be abandoned. Insurance rates for coastal homes and businesses continue to skyrocket, and it won't be long before tourist dollars simply won't be able to keep up with them ... just ask the hordes of homeless post-superstorm Sandy Jersey Shore residents who won't be able to rebuild for exactly that reason. Another direct hit or two by hefty hurricanes, and the Carolinas' barrier island residents will find themselves in the same boat. Fifty years from now, does anybody really think that Washington will continue to allocate ever scarcer federal funds to save Folly Beach when places like Manhattan need to be rescued?
It's all a crying shame -- I love Folly Beach dearly. But what its residents really need to do with all of their expensive imported sand is to remove their heads from it in time to realize the sad, stark inevitability of their eventual future -- and find ways to cope with it, even if that means moving to higher ground.
Folly Beach has both a leash law and dogs running loose every day.
@localhutch...you demonstrate perfectly the old anecdote of the frog and boiling water.
'If your not doing anything wrong don't worry about it.'
Are you serious!!!!!
Oh the idiocy of people just boggles the mind!!!
'“Menu inflation is the only way to cover it,” said Keener...'
Well, not being a cheap bastard is another way to cover it. But then again that's probably why I'm not a business owner.
folly beach has no shortness of money. The $480 ticket my brother in law got for parking to close to a fire hydrant on their visit from atlanta. We had to dig through an over grown palm tree and bushes to take a photo of it. Just so we could prove it was completely invisible to the public. how do the fire fighters hook a hose to it??? It took two people to hold back the plant life to get a befor and after photo. Folly Beach shame on you! i lived on folly for one year and moved away because my rental house had sewage back ups all the time. Folly refuses to get public sewage for fear of developement. yeah lets keep useing 20th century septic tanks!!! Folly beach cares not one bit about anything but tourist dollars and ticket money...suck it Folly Beach..I go to IOP if i want to go to the beach now....
Can a pop culture joke be both timely and untimely at the same time?
WJH, you are right. But these people also chose to serve and should theoretically be held to a higher standard of behavior and intelligence than those whom they represent.
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
$7 to park is bullshit.
Service in local government is incredibly stressful now. These people are easy, vulnerable targets. Unsupported by the massive resources available to Congressman and Senators, including the protective bubble of staff to deflect the anger of the public, these people pick up their own phones, at home when they are with their kids. Not everyone is good at this, but we need to be grateful and positive when we can be. These are the people who pick up the trash, make sure the sewage gets pumped away and that the stoplights work. They don't get to blame it on the Republicans or the Democrats when it doesn't work. They can't hide behind a website and a call management center. As budgets are cut and infrastructure wears out and everything in range is defunded, they have less to work with. Lets remember to say thank you.
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