Oct 30

Help Children Smile This Christmas

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By Pam Steele for The Island Connection With the holidays just around the corner, this is the time of year that our thoughts turn to helping some of the most needy families on Johns Island whose children attend Mt. Zion Elementary School. Through the generosity of our island communities and Toys for Tots, over the …

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Oct 29

Teaching Scholars Of The Island, Producing Citizens Of The World

Andre Dukes, former associate principal, returned to St John’s High as principal this year.

By Margaret Pilarski for The Island Connection Growing up, Andre Dukes never expected to end up in a classroom, let alone become the principal of a high school. Life on a farm in rural Kingstree, South Carolina, meant he was expected to follow in the footsteps of his family before him: farming and entrepreneurship. And …

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Oct 28

Plans For Kiawah Town Hall Uncovered

This sign was found on a lot behind the Rosebank Farm’s produce stand on Betsy Kerrison Parkway.

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Ask anyone around the Kiawah campfire for the last many months and they would insist the Town of Kiawah Island’s plans to build a new Town Hall were common knowledge. Ask anyone in a position to actually confirm that common knowledge and you may as well be …

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Oct 03

‘So Much More Than Gardening’

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By Marylyn Haspell, The Island Connection Staff Writer “I hate to touch dirt,” says Dorothy Farfone. That may at first seem an odd statement from an enthusiastic and active member of Seabrook Island’s Garden Club. But it’s not unusual. The club, a vital part of the Seabrook community, is entering its 27th year with a …

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Oct 03

High Tea At Hopsewee

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By Carol Antman for The Island Connection My book club, The Venuses of Willendorf, has been together for 20 years. We’ve read hundreds of books, classics to best sellers. So no judgments please when I tell you that our recent book, Keeper of the House, is about a famous Georgetown brothel The Sunset Lodge. Open …

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Oct 03

Tastes Of The South: Molly & Me Pecans

Kay Holsberg and Molly

By Charlotte Myer for The Island Connection Tastes of the South is a new column by Charlotte Myer, Specialty Food Buyer at Southern Season, highlighting South Carolina vendor’s and their delicious local products. Born in Charleston to a military family, Kay grew up on U.S. Military bases all over the country, but her love of …

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Oct 02

Letter To The Editor: RoundUp Linked To Lymphoma

Dear Editor, The following is an excerpt from a letter published by the editor of The Seabrooker in January last, which I feel would be of interest to my Kiawah friends and neighbors, since we share a love for and interest in the natural beauty and wildlife of our islands, and need to do all …

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Oct 02

The Newest Thing Is Here

The new iPhone is a “phablet.”

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection With the availability of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus comes the new iOS 8. As with any new Operating System make sure all your data is backed up either to the iCloud or through iTunes before you install it. When you install the new iOS things …

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Oct 02

Tastes Of The South: Blue Cheese Biscuits With Fig Chutney

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By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection In the South, the humble biscuit is relegated to “side” status at many meals and gatherings. It’s time to let your biscuits shine with this twist on a Southern classic! Makes 30 miniature biscuits Ingredients • 3 cups soft white flour (Southern Biscuit or similar) • 1 heaping …

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Oct 02

Confederate Home Opens Its Doors

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By Barbara Zimmerman for The Island Connection The Confederate Home and College is pleased to announce its premiere event, The Confederate Home Tour of Studios, will take place Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 to 7:30pm. The tour is open to the public. Limited tickets are available for $50. Wine and hor d’oeuvres will be …

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