Summer: that time of year when school is out and old
people shake their fists and scream "get off my lawn" at
kids who should be at home eating Pop-Tarts and
playing video games. It's a time of year, back in the good ol' daze
of 1908, when an outraged Teddy Roosevelt, who thought he saw a man wiping his nose
with the American Flag, gave the guy five or six good whacks
with a small wooden rod (rods were apparently strewn
plentifully about in 1908). On Flag Day at that. Turns out the man
was wiping his nose with a blue hankerchief with white stars. T.R.
apologized, but still gave him another whack anyway for making him
"riled up with national pride," which was just a clever excuse
to get in a seventh whack. Get your pride riled this Sunday, Flag
Day, at a Flag Dedication Ceremony and Party
at the Triangle Park on Isle of Palms (112th Avenue) at 1pm. Wipe
your nose beforehand, if needed, at home.
Plant sea oats, grow a sand
If you own a shovel (and we think you do) bring it to the
Sunset Beach Pavilion Saturday, June 20th at
8:30am and help plant sea oats. It's pretty easy to do (no
heavy lifting at all) and we're usually done planting before noon.
We've got 12,000 free seedlings to plant near Land's End, Sunset
Vista Park and near the Lion's Club, all on Sunset Beach. If you
don't have a shovel, a small wooden rod will do nicely.
your home flood during a heavy
You can be
flooded with requests, have a flood of ideas but you never actually
want to be flooded. Stop by TI City Hall on
Wednesday, June 17th at 1pm for a Flood Protection
Program. A big question and answer session follows where
you can find out what's best to protect your property and life from