Apr 28 2017

Letter To The Editor: Scurry

Dear Editor, The continued efforts by KDP II LLC (the successor entity to Kiawah Development Partners II, Inc.) to develop Captain Sam’s Spit at the south end of Kiawah Island is unfortunate. This project would require building of an unstable road, creation of a massive seawall and moving 8,000 cubic yards of sand to a …

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Apr 27 2017

Residents Speak Out Against Captain Sam’s Spit Development

By Meredith Poston, The Island Connection Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 18, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) Division of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) officials organized a public hearing regarding the much disputed Captain Sam’s Spit dune restoration and beach nourishment proposal for Kiawah Island. Dozens of Kiawah and …

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Apr 26 2017

Families Celebrate Kiawah Island’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt And Toss

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By Jana Chanthabane for The Island Connection Photos by Ralph Secoy Easter at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a long standing family tradition. The Easter Egg Hunt in Night Heron Park involves over 12,000 eggs spread throughout the family friendly area. Kids hunt for eggs after having their picture taken with the Easter Bunny himself. …

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Apr 22 2017

The Gullah Gala Returns

By David Osborne for The Island Connection The Gullah Gala and the Gullah Celebration return to our Sea Islands in May to support the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation. The Foundation supports various organizations and persons from Johns, Wadmalaw, Kiawah and Seabrook Islands who work to assist our neighbors with the basics of everyday life, …

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Apr 21 2017

Backpack Buddies Helping To Alleviate Hunger

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By Theresa Widuch for The Island Connection Photos by Ralph Secoy The Kiawah Women’s Foundation Backpack Buddies celebrated our fourth annual food truck rodeo/silent auction on Saturday, April 8. This year we had eight different food trucks including Braziliannuts, Coastal Crust, Happy Thai, Caribbean Creole, Gypsy Pantry Cuban, Heidi’s Bohemian, Roadside Seafood and Booze Pops. …

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Apr 20 2017

Annual Haygood/Grady Tennis Tournament Raises Money For Cancer

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By Carole Davie for The Island Connection The Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis and Golf Championships are being held this year on May 19-21, 2017 on Kiawah Island and Oak Point Golf Course. The tournaments are in honor of the memory of Prinella Haygood who died from breast cancer at age 37 and Linwood Grady who tragically …

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Apr 19 2017

Sea Islands Release Christmas Bird Count Report

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By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest-running annual bird census in the world with the first CBC held in 1900. Over 2000 of these counts are now conducted each year between December 14th and January 5th across the Western Hemisphere. Each count area …

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Apr 19 2017

Experience The 7th Annual Mullet Haul Trail Run

Images from the 2014 Mullet Haul 5/10 Mile Race at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Charleston County Parks invites runners and walkers of all experience levels to the 7th annual Mullet Haul Trail Run. The race features a 5K, 10K and a 10K relay on the trails of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park. All three races begin at 8:30 …

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Apr 18 2017

Town Of Kiawah Island Announces Environmental Outreach Program

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By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection Photos by Marilyn Ferrell In March, the Town of Kiawah Island, in collaboration with Engaging Creative Minds, embarked on a new environmental outreach program with local area schools. The program focuses on exposing elementary school students with hands on exposure to science standards in their current curriculum …

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Apr 15 2017

Mayor Weaver Updates Kiawah Island Utility (KIU) Rate Increase Request

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The April 4th meeting with the Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) started at exactly 2 p.m. Mayor Weaver got straight to work by saying item “G” on the agenda; “TOKI contribution to employee health insurance premiums,” would be stricken from the agenda. The issue was resolved last …

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