Oct 15 2018

Dogtober Fest At Kiawah

By Leah Burris for The Island Connection KICA’s Dogtoberfest is the ultimate Fall festival, uniting pets, Halloween, Oktoberfest and community at the center of Freshfields Village with a dog costume contest, wine and beer tastings, adorable adoptable pets, vendors and more. The 12th Annual Dogtoberfest is on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1-5 p.m. and admission …

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Oct 15 2018

Huddled Masses Yearning To Breathe Free

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection  Photos provided by the Tenement Museum in New York Numb from the ceaseless clamor of news about immigrant bans, terrorism, border walls and fear, my husband and I visited the Tenement Museum in New York hoping for some perspective. We are both second generation Americans; all of our …

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Oct 12 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: September 25, 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) seems to have found the sweet spot between civic engagement and short meeting times. Council chambers were brimming with attendees for the SITC September meeting and council rewarded participants with a renewed efficiency despite a lengthy agenda. Mayor Ron Ciancio expressed …

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Oct 12 2018

Keeping Kids Out Of Foster Care

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Charleston Halos is the mixed bag of Lowcountry charities. Since their founding in 1997 by Dr. Eve Spratt, their operations have been primarily funded by grants from The Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC, The Duke Endowment, and a smidgen of individual donations. The Medical University …

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Oct 11 2018

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: October 2, 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor The first meeting of the fall season was called to order a questionable three minutes ahead of time, after Mayor Weaver questioned the accuracy of the clock. The September meeting minutes were approved unanimously, following Councilmember Mezzanotte’s admitting to already sending in a few “wordsmithing” changes to …

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Oct 10 2018

Bluegrass & Barbecue At Harvest Festival

By Sarah Reynolds for Island Connection Charleston County Parks is once again hosting a traditional Southern fall shindig. The 17th Annual Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Johns Island County Park. The Harvest Festival is perhaps known best for its foot-stompin’ showcase of Charleston’s own bluegrass …

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Oct 09 2018

Seabrook Island Veteran’s Day Charitable Golf Event

By Alan Armstrong for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Club and the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club will be holding its 7th Annual Veteran’s Day charitable golf outing on Monday, Nov. 12 to honor veterans who have served the country and raise money to support the Ralph Johnson Veteran’s Hospital and Fisher House. The event will …

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Oct 04 2018

21st Century Grants Expand Learning

By Erica Taylor for The Island Connection Learning does not stop when the afternoon bell rings for dismissal. That is why Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Expanded Learning pursues funding through a federal grant program, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC). The 21st Century grants support academic enrichment through after-school opportunities for children, …

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Oct 04 2018

Letter To The Editor: Misplaced Priorities

My congratulations to the town for keeping us informed and looking out for our interests as the hurricane approached. I can’t say the same for my experience with the POA. With the storm threat looming I contacted my insurer to see if my $19,000 motorcycle would be covered for its loss in off island storage. …

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Oct 03 2018

Fall Back To Kiawah

By Marilyn Ferrell for The Island Connection With the end of summer upon us, it’s time for cooler weather and residents returning from summer travel. The Town would like to welcome residents back at the first Fall Back to Kiawah event held on Thursday, October 4 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on the Municipal Center Back Lawn. …

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