Nov 21 2017

Expert Horse Trainer Moves To Kiawah Island

By Meredith Poston, Staff Writer for The Island Connection Pulling up to the main entrance gates, the majestically picturesque Kiawah River Stables is a sight to behold. Located on Johns Island at 3561 Legareville Road, gravel trails wind through wide, well-manicured fields that are spotted with live oaks and lush vegetation. Walking up to the …

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Nov 20 2017

40th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble

By Danielle Snider for The Island Connection It’s that time of year again, when the pounding of sneakers will be heard throughout Downtown Charleston on the biggest running day of the year. We are talking about the 40th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble. Known as the largest 5K in Charleston, on Thanksgiving Morning …

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Nov 18 2017

Respite Care Charleston Raises $25,000 At Annual Event

By Jennifer Hartig for The Island Connection Celebrating the creative spirit that endures despite the many losses associated with dementia, Respite Care Charleston held its 7th annual Art Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Charleston Yacht Club. Guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while browsing artwork created by participants in …

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Nov 18 2017

Letter To The Editor: Charleston Deserves National Cemetery

Dear Editor, We are blessed to have three National Cemeteries in South Carolina: Beaufort (est.1863), Florence (est. 1865) and Fort Jackson (Columbia area, est. 2008). It disappoints me that the Charleston area, with its strong military heritage and significant military presence today, does not host a final resting place dedicated to our departed military heroes …

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Nov 17 2017

Carol Preisinger Receives 2017 LPGA National Teacher Of The Year Award

By Ali Buendo for The Island Connection Carol Preisinger, Director of Golf Instruction at the Kiawah Island Club, has been awarded the 2017 Ladies Professional Golf Association National Teacher of the Year Award. The award is given annually to the female golf professional who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments related to the teaching of golf during …

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Nov 15 2017

Charleston Coastal Choir Auditioning New Members

By Meredith Poston, The Island Connection Staff Writer Formed in the summer of 2016, the Charleston Coastal Choir is a mixed group chorus that focuses on community satisfaction and musical fulfillment. After hearing numerous mentions of the local women’s choirs’ disbanding, Van McCollum, a former Atlanta-based conductor, decided that the Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns Island …

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Nov 14 2017

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Holiday Art Show And Sale Features Original Works

By Monique Sporn for The Island Connection Just in time for the holiday season shopping, for those unique gifts for family, friends and yourself. The Seabrook Island Artists Guild will host its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale on Friday, Nov. 24 from noon – 7 p.m. at the Lake House on Seabrook Island. A …

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Nov 14 2017

Putting Your Home On A Short-term Rental Site?

Staff Report for The Island Connection Over the past several years, the private rental market has changed immensely with companies such as Airbnb, VRBO, Homeway, etc. Today, individual homeowners can rent their homes or single bedrooms simply with nice photos and a smartphone. “For property owners and tenants, the service easily connects various rental units …

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Nov 13 2017

Pillowcases For Hospitalized Children

By Paula Adamson for The Island Connection Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) was founded in 2007 to bring comfort and support to young patients and their families in hospitals around the country with bright, cheery pillowcases. It was founded by Cindy Kerr to honor her teenage son who died from cancer, but he …

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Nov 13 2017

Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club Grants $134,000 To Local Groups

By Lori Leary for The Island Connection The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club’s mission to support community programs in the areas of child abuse prevention, youth development & education, Americanism and community outreach was implemented at the service chapter’s annual Grant Awards Dinner on Nov.1, at the Turtle Point Club House on Kiawah Island. Thirty-four, nonprofit organizations …

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