Ft. Johnson Estates

  James Island, South Carolina


Spring 2019 FJE Newsletter

Download the Spring FJE Newsletter for info on the following upcoming Fort Johnson Estate events...

  • Tuesday, April 2nd - Ft Johnson Community Foundation and Civic Club Educational Social
  • Saturday, April 20th - FJE Easter Egg Hunt
  • 2019 Ft Johnson Dolphins Swim Team Registration
  • Neighborhood Watch Updates
  • 2019 FJE Civic Club Registration
  • 2019 FJE Resident Swimming Pool Registration


Click below to download the Spring 2019 FJE Newsletter...



2019 Swamp Angel Oyster Roast









The 2019 Swamp Angel Oyster Roast on Saturday, January 26th was a huge success. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg was the guest speaker and as always our Town of James Island Mayor, Bill Wolsey, attended and gave a brief update on Town news. The Oysters were served up by our own FJE resident Andrew Postlewaite's "The Smoking Pot" catering and all agreed the oysters were amazing!

Summer Kickoff Children’s Event



  We held the Summer Kickoff Children's event at the FJE Clubhouse where there was  a jump castle set up for the kids and the pool was also open for swimming. Everyone enjoyed hotdogs, chips, and drinks, as well as side dishes and desserts.







Kentucky Derby Party!

                         

Everyone had a great time! See photos below...


 

FJE Clubhouse update!

















We recently purchased a large screen TV (thanks to many generous Civic Club member donations), sofas and high top tables for the clubhouse! Stay tuned for announcements about future neighborhood gatherings!!!

 

9th Annual

Swamp Angel Oyster Roast

















We enjoyed another successful Swamp Angel Oyster Roast at the FJE Clubhouse on Saturday, January 27th with a record attendance of 170!  Thanks to everyone who helped to make it happen! Guest speaker Robert Barber shared the history of Bowens Island and spoke about the tradition of Low Country oysters and oyster roasts.  Mayor Bill Woolsey and Mayor Tecklenburg were also present!  Mayor Tecklenburg will be the 2019 SAOR guest speaker.


Edu-Social at the Club House!

Thursday, May 18

Cathy Melvin, PhD, MPH, of the MUSC College of Medicine, Public Health Sciences  (PhD from UNC Chapel Hill) and her husband Ernie Patterson (also a Chapel Hill grad) presented their experiences from two week-long trips to Cuba as part of an MUSC health science cooperative.  Attendees enjoyed wine and cheese as well as a few Cuban favorites..mohitos, Cuban sandwiches, and even a few Cuban cigars!

2017 Swamp Angel Oyster Roast








Annual Oyster Roast Our Biggest Success Ever!


A record 141 guests attended the 9th Annual Swamp Angel Oyster Roast on January 28th, where historian Mark Jones spoke about the 8-inch rifled cannon shells that fell in downtown Charleston on August 22 and 23, 1863. We also raised $1,600 from the event, to help fund educational events throughout the year.
















FJE neighbor Andrew Postlewaite, owner of The Smoking Pot catering company, provided delicious oysters and tasty chili. Neighbors Stacey Daffin and Robin Hardin prepared hotdogs and desserts and Susan Whittle added a dozen extra special dessert brownies. Thanks to all who made this the best Swamp Angel roast!


Next year, the 10th Annual roast will feature City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg as speaker.


FJE Jingle Mingle

The holidays are a time to be thankful for all that we have and to celebrate with our neighbors and community! We held the 1st annual FJE Jingle Mingle and potluck on December 10th  at the clubhouse.  As you can see from the pictures below, Christmas cookie decorating was a big hit and a great time was had by all who attended!

SC Aquarium Educational Event



 



















Our latest Educational Event on September 24th was well attended and a huge success!  Beth Demas from the South Carolina Aquarium brought various marine animals and gave a short talk about marine life and the Aquarium.  As the photos indicate, every one got to participate and even touch the animals!

FJE Community Picnic and Swim


The End of Summer Picnic and Swim was a lot of fun and well attended.  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped set it up!


National Night Out

4th  of July Children's Event

Ft Johnson Estates' Children's 4th of July celebration  was a blast!  The kids had hotdogs and popsicles  while making 4th of July crafts and cards for our  troops serving  overseas.   Thank you to everyone who helped  out!

First Annual FJE Neighborhood Parade

Ft Johnson Estates'  first  Neighborhood Parade on Saturday, June 4th was well attended!  The parade circled the neighborhood on decorated bikes and golf carts then returned to the clubhouse for food, cold drinks,  activities, and prizes! Thanks go out to Beth Postlewaite, Kati Hutchinson, and Jane  O'Boyle for planning and implementing!

2016 Spring Educational Social
























The Civic Club had a good turn out for the Spring Social on May 10th.  Our guest speaker was Bill Porcher of James Island's only commercial vineyard winery...Porcher's Vineyard.  Mr. Porcher spoke about the history of the winery located on the banks of Mill Point Creek and everyone got to sample the wine.


Click this JI Messenger link to read more about Porcher Vineyard and Winery.

2016 Swamp Angel Oyster Roast

The Ft. Johnson Estates Community Foundation held its annual Swamp Angel Oyster Roast Saturday, January 30th. 

Ft. Johnson Estates 2015 Annual Meeting


We held our Ft. Johnson Estates  Annual Meeting at the clubhouse on Tuesday, September, 22nd during which we nominated and elected  Civic Club  Board Members for 2016.  We  discussed  goals for the Civic Club and Swimming Pool and initiated a committee to begin planning and implementing an updated set of Covenants and Restrictions for the FJE Community (last revision was 1974). 


Our Guest Speaker, Mark Johnson, Town of James Island Public Works Coordinator, gave an awesome  presentation  on all of the  projects  his office is currently working on that will help  improve Ft. Johnson Estates and  the infrastructure  on James Island.  His office is also actively planning how to develop the recently purchased land for Pinckney Park.


Click Mark's photo below to view the Town of James Island Public Works Page...












Mark Johnson

Town of James Island

Public Works Coordinator

   

James Island's Pinckney Park

The Town of James Island is pleased to announce the purchase of Pinckney Park, a beautiful 7 acre site located at 461 Fort Johnson Road. Pinckney Park was purchased with Greenbelt Funds and offers a great view of the marsh with majestic trees and easy access.     The Town recently held an open house and the park location and conducted a planning meeting to solicit ideas for the new park.

Community Foundation Social

 The Ft Johnson Community Foundation hosted a social and presentation by Joseph McGill at the clubhouse on April 21st.  His presentation, "The Slave Dwelling Restoration Project" was enjoyed by all who attended. Mr. McGill  spoke  on behalf of the Humanities Council  and shared his experiences  of sleeping in historical slave dwellings all over the United States to bring awareness of the importance of preserving and restoring these structures.

" The definitive source for informed Fort Johnson Estates residents. "


Click the photo above

to watch an amazing video of the

Morris Island Lighthouse!

Links

Book Exchange Kiosk

421 Trapier Drive

At the Corner of Trapier

and Robert E Lee.

Crime Watch


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Yard of the Month

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