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Folly Flashback — October 2017

Folly’s First Firetrucks Folly Beach got its first fire truck, an International Harvester, in 1941. In this picture, local Folly women show off the new vehicle. (L-R: Unknown, Marion Smith, Helen Barbery, Maida Dudley). Thirty-three years later, on ‘Kids Day’ in October 1974, local children got...

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Folly Faces — October 2017

A Healing Touch Susan Stafford is a force to be reckoned with If you were lucky, you were able to experience the amazingness that is Surfer’s Healing last month. It was my first time being able to attend and I was in awe over the scope of...

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Salt Marsh Diaries — October 2017

My Folly Comfort Zone It’s a crazy world out there, sometimes you just need to get to your happy place Driving home across the James Island connector from Charleston, still smarting from my second parking ticket in less than a week, I realize my current “parking plan”...

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October Fishing Report

By Captain Geoff Bennett | Charleston Charter Fishing Fall has arrived with cooler weather and shorter days. But don’t put your boat away just yet because we’re about to experience the best fishing of the year! Fishermen can continue to find success with live bait but artificial...

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Outstanding In His Field — October 2017

Irma’s Aftermath Well Folks, we had quite an adventure last month didn’t we? These large storms do so much more damage then wind and water. What about all the anxiety leading up to it, including during it? I’ve always taken a dismissive approach to these storms...

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Gracie: The Storm Everyone Talked About Until Hugo

Just as Hurricane Hugo paved (or unpaved) the way for mansions by the sea on Folly Beach, Hurricane Gracie in September 1959 also updated the status quo, ending the days of quaint one-and-two room beach shacks along the front beach. The category 4 storm struck...

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Folly Faces: Julia Leonard

Folly Fashionista — A conversation with Kai Boutique  If you’re like many people who live on Folly Beach, you may reach a point where even the smallest trip off island seems like a major undertaking (especially during the traffic of the summer months). I know many people...

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The Saltmarsh Diaries — September 2017

On The Hill: The Spartina gets hulled out of the water for some much-needed off-season maintenance Some boat repairs require that it’s out of the water. Boats too large for a trailer get hauled from the water at a boatyard. Boatyards are different from shipyards. As the...

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Folly Fishing Report

With a perfect set of conditions in place, anglers can be confident that inshore fishing will really pick up in September. The combination of lots of bait, cooler water temperatures and less traffic on the water should make for great fishing. While most people will...

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Outstanding In His Field — September 2017

I’ve Got Water In Low Places Hello friends, we have had quite a wet summer so far. I don’t know about you but my yard becomes a small pond anytime it rains lately. Although it usually drains off fairly quickly it just hasn’t had a chance to...

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