Jul 24

Ocean Room Named One Of World’s Best Wine Lists

  By Jennifer Tuohy for The Island Connection  The World of Fine Wine revealed their World’s Best Wine Lists of 2014. Over 4,000 restaurants from around the world were judged and within this list, The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary fell in rank. Chaired by WFW editor Neil Beckett, the distinguished panel of judges was …

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Jul 24

Learning The Language Of Volunteering

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  Interview by Zachary Huey for The Island Connection I have moved many times over the years and am thankful to have Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach as part of my life now. I grew up in Iowa and spent my early life in the Midwest where I graduated with a liberal arts degree …

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Jul 24

Threshold And Yosemite Are Coming

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By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection Yep they are coming to visit you soon, maybe by the end of the year. Yikes. What or who are they and should you be afraid? “They” are the new Windows and Mac operating systems, due out later this year. With Threshold (or Windows 9) it may be …

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Jul 23

Mischievous Mimi Explores Seabrook Island

Susan Leggett helped paint pictures for the children's book.

  By Anne Harris for The Island Connection As anyone living in the Lowcountry knows, there is nothing quite like the wildlife in our area. No matter how many times you’ve seen it, watching a dolphin fin crest the water or a deer grazing peacefully in the woods sends a chill down your spine. It …

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Jul 23

How You Can Help Support Mt. Zion Students

  By Wendy Kulick for The Island Connection On Tuesday, August 18, the 2014-15 school year begins for Mt. Zion Elementary students on Johns Island. Like so many others of our Island neighbors, the teachers and students at Mt. Zion face many challenges. And just as they have done in the past, Kiawah and Seabrook …

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Jul 23

The Weather’s Hot And The Fish Are Jumping

While fly fishing, we’ve been seeing excellent tailing action from redfish in the grass.

  By Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection Could there be a better time of year to be fishing? Anglers have many different species to target and many different ways to fish for them. There’s just no way you won’t find something exciting to do on the water. As it becomes progressively hotter, anglers will …

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Jul 22

From Ohio To Charleston, Via Calabria

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  By Jennifer Tuohy, The Island Connection Editor The spacious interior of Amy’s Place offers something for everyone; a casual bar area, complete with big screen TVs, a full bar, and live music most nights; and a cozy dining room, decorated with unframed canvases depicting scenes of rustic Italy complemented by gorgeous photos from local …

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Jul 22

Ladybugs Fly Free At Magnolia Gardens

  By Herb Frazier for The Island Connection   Children will scatter throughout Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday, July 26, to free nearly 150,000 ladybugs in the Lowcountry’s largest one-time release of the beneficial beetle. Ladybugs will fly throughout the 60-acre garden beginning at 9 a.m. Each child will receive a small container of …

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Jul 22

Know Your Flood Insurance Changes

  Staff Report for The Island Connection On March 21, 2014, the President signed the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. This law repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. FEMA is actively analyzing and prioritizing implementation of this new law. In accordance with the new law, …

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Jul 21

Car Wreck On Kiawah Claims Life Of Folly Beach Resident

  Staff Report for The Island Connection On July 4, 2014, at approximately 2 a.m., the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division responded and investigated a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Kiawah Island Parkway near Oyster Rake Road. The vehicle, a 2000 White Jeep Wrangler was traveling west on Kiawah Island Parkway at …

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