Feb 21 2018

Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Holds ‘Taxing’ Event

By Thad Peterson for The Island Connection Members of the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange club learned about changes in the tax law at their meeting at Kiawah on Feb. 8. Bob Baldwin, principal of Baldwin & Associates. LLC discussed the impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts that was recently passed in Congress.  With the …

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Feb 21 2018

Students Display Work

By Sharon Peck for The Island Connection The impressionist art created in Mark Horton’s workshop by local students will be on display in the Seabrook Island Lake House in March. The workshop concentrated on painting landscapes, skies and clouds beyond a literal interpretation.  Mark Horton’s impressionist paintings portray nature in a way that reflects his …

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Feb 20 2018

South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources Urging Catch And Release

By Erin Weeks for The Island Connection Unusually cold weather has gripped South Carolina this January, lowering water temperatures along the coast to levels that can be deadly for many marine animals. As South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists work to understand the severity of this winter weather’s impacts on important fisheries, they’re …

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Feb 19 2018

Living History Of American Wars

By Linda Berry for The Island Connection The 14th annual Battle of Charleston – A Timeline of American Wars will take place April 14 and 15. School day will be April 13 for students to have a living history experience. The event will take place on Johns Island at Legare Farms, a working family farm …

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Feb 16 2018

The Gift Today Gives $6,600

By Michelle Boudet for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has received the inaugural award from Kiawahbased group, The Gift Today. The Gift Today, launched in December 2017, is a philanthropic fellowship established by Bonnie Kelly and Karen Burger (co-chairs) of Kiawah Island to support the local community. The group is comprised …

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Feb 15 2018

Frierson Transitions To Montessori

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection The Johns Island Community Association (JICA), along with JICA Education Chair, Michelle Faust, have been filling the airwaves with the news; District 9 will add a Montessori program to its curriculum. Pressure from the group prompted a vote by the Charleston County School Board to …

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Feb 14 2018

Kiawah Island Discusses Drilling In Executive Session

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Editor Kiawah Town Council convened on Feb. 6 for its monthly meeting, which proved to be an efficient and brief endeavor. With all Councilmembers in attendance, the minutes of the previous month’s meeting were approved unanimously without changes or comments. Mayor Weaver had just one item to discuss in …

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Feb 13 2018

South Carolina Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey And Great Backyard Bird Count Set February 16-19

By SCDNR for Island Connection The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Feb. 16-19in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. The state natural resources agency is interested in the status and distribution of these colorful songbirds that have begun wintering in the Palmetto State. Survey participants …

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Feb 13 2018

‘Company Man’ Speaks To Sea Islands Action Network

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for Island Connection The Sea Islands Action Network invited Peg Howell to speak to Lowcountry residents about offshore drilling at Seabrook’s Lake House on Jan. 30. Howell is a former oil industry insider, and the first woman to garner the title “company man,” [e.g. person in charge of a …

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Feb 08 2018

Backpack Buddies Bash At Bohicket Marina

By Joanne Threlfall for The Island Connection Photos by Ralph Secoy. Bohicket Marina will be “the” place to be on Saturday, Mar. 17, Saint Patrick’s Day, for the 4th annual Backpack Buddies Bash Chili Cook off. From 1-4 p.m., this year’s event promises to be the biggest and best one yet. Hosting the event, once …

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