Jul 26

Learn About Lightning Safety

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  By James Ghi for The Island Connection You have probably heard the old saying “lightning never strikes twice in the same place.” It’s a myth. The facts are that lightning can and usually does strike the same place more than once. Since lightning results from a cloud-to-ground attraction, it makes sense that those conditions …

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Jul 26

Seasons Of The South: Grilled Pizza With Heirloom Tomatoes, Burrata And Basil

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  By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection Everyone loves pizza. In my opinion less is more when choosing the finest ingredients to top your pie. Summer is the season for tomatoes and basil and a little burrata tops it off to make a memorable trio. Makes 2 pizzas Ingredients For Dough: 2 ½ cups …

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Jul 26

Take Home A Lucky Dog: Dallas

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My name is Dallas and I’m asked all the times how I got my spots.I’m really not sure, but people sure do think they’re cute. I’m a Dalmation mix, spayed and very sweet. Please come visit and maybe adopt me. I’m at Charleston Animal Society—where this summer they’re offering free adoptions on adult dogs like …

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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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