Aug 22

Second Public Meeting Scheduled For Future Park At Limehouse Bridge

  By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host a second public meeting and workshop about the future of the agency’s property located near the Limehouse Bridge. This piece of land, located in the Stono River between West Ashley and Johns Island, will become the “Stono River …

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Aug 22

Stay Safe With Gas This Summer

  By Chad A. Kelly for The Island Connection Many of us use flammable gases, such as propane and natural gas, for various purposes in and around our homes such as heating, cooking, water, etc. We all love a good cookout during the summer, however, many of us take for granted that the system is …

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Aug 22

Warmer Temperatures Bring Out Different Species

For a species that fishes well irrespective of the temperature, sharks fit the bill.

  By Capt. Geoff for The Island Connection Charleston is a great place to be fishing, no matter what type of fish you want to catch, they are all active and biting. Fishing for redfish and trout remains strong even with increasingly warmer water temperatures. Seasonal species like Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish and shark are …

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Aug 21

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Receives $5,000 Grant From PetSmart

Sharon Smith (PetSmart representative) and "Sweet Girl."

  By Jennifer Tuohy for The Island Connection Photos by Nancy Secoy On July 29, 2014 PetSmart presented a check for $5,000 to Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding at the Brickhouse Equestrian Center. The grant money will be split between Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding’s Scholarship Program and Veterans Program. CATR improves the lives of children and …

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Aug 21

Those Hackers Are At It Again

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  By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection You would think that with all the info around today about hackers, scammers, malware and just plain thieves that no one would fall for a phone call, email phishing or fake website, but it happens all the time. Let’s look at some of the recent ones that …

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Aug 20

Guild Artist To Teach Plein Aire Painting Series

“The canvas comes alive with real sunlight and shadows before you, rather than painting from a photograph.”
Patricia Huff

  By Roberta Boatti for The Island Connection Seabrook Island artist Pat Huff will give a series of workshops in plein aire painting on September 11, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a free workshop series and all Seabrookers are invited. Participants will meet at the Lake House Eagle’s Nest …

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Aug 20

Liz Mastrangelo Enjoys Helping To Make Change

Liz Mastrangelo

  Interview by Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection Editor’s Note: Volunteer Spotlight is a new column in The Island Connection highlighting members of the community who give their time to help others. If you know a volunteer who deserves the spotlight email jennifer@luckydognews.com. I am from New Jersey, where I was a registered nurse …

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Aug 20

Seasons Of The South: Field Pea “Hummus”

Field Pea “Hummus”

  By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection Not exactly hummus, but turn field peas into an excellent Asian dip accompanied with delicious wonton chips and refreshing wine. The duck confit is optional, but makes the dish even more compelling. Join friends on the patio for and appetizer du jour. Ingredients • 2 cups peas, …

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Aug 19

St. John’s High Student Selected As AQUAS Scholar-Athlete

Kayla Michelle Wright is a state shot put champion.

  By Hugh F. Mulligan for The Island Connection Kayla Michelle Wright, a rising senior track team member from St. John’s High School, has been selected as an AQUAS scholar-athlete. Wright will be graduating in the spring of 2015 and plans to enter college, where she will be majoring in biology. AQUAS, Assistance for Qualified …

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Aug 19

World Affairs Council Of Charleston Announces New Season

  By Chuck Bensonhaver for The Island Connection The war in Gaza, an airliner shot down in Ukraine, desperate children amassing on our southern borders; these, and many other world events increasingly command our attention. As Americans, our pride in good deeds done, our sense of decency, and we as the only remaining superpower, all …

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