Jun 24 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Jacquintas Washington

Jacquintas Washington. (Photo by Maria Gurovivch)

By Kelley Andres for The Island Connection Jacquintas Washington doesn’t know how he got the musical gene but he hopes that, one day, he will use histalent to teach music to others. “Music brings people together and can transform kids to find a purpose and to reach their goals by teaching focus and discipline,” he …

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Jun 23 2016

What’s Hot: Grilling Safety Tips

By Chief Gary Lohr for The Island Connection Outdoor grilling is popular throughout the year. Whether you use a charcoal or propane grill, it’s important to be careful around the grill to prevent fires, burns, and property damage. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments respond to an estimated 8,600 home fires involving …

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Jun 23 2016

Sea Island Savory Herbs Spice Up Johns Island Farmers’ Market

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By Jessie Hazard for The Island Connection Ever heard of borage? Does costmary make frequent appearances in your kitchen? If so, then you belong in the same professional category as Danielle Spies and Ella Cowen, owners of Sea Island Savory Herbs. (If not, you belong with the rest of us.) Sea Island Savory Herbs is …

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Jun 23 2016

Seasons Of The South: Strawberry Clafoutis

Strawberry Clafoutis

By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection Ingredients 4 eggs ½ cup sugar ¾ cup milk 2 tsp vanilla ¾ cup flour ½ tsp salt 1 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered ¼ cup dried cherries, chopped ¼ cup crystallized ginger, chopped fine 2 Tbsp powdered sugar Vanilla ice cream Serves 8 Instructions Preheat oven to …

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Jun 22 2016

Fashion Focus: Do’s & Don’ts For Summer Prints

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By The Resort Shop for The Island Connection DON’T be afraid to buy bold prints out of your comfort zone. DO keep accessories simple when going bold. • DON’T be afraid to mix up prints. DO be sure they are in the same color family. • DO purchase printed accessories like belts, headbands, purses, and …

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Jun 22 2016

Seasonal Species Are Reappearing In Our Waterways

Spanish mackerel are beginning to show up especially in the harbor and can be best found at first light.

By Geoff Bennet for The Island Connection Weeks full of sunny weather and warm temperatures have made our fishery come alive. Bait is everywhere and eager fish are chasing it down. Anglers have a whole host of options now that our seasonal species have arrived to complement the traditional targets of redfish and trout. Redfish …

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Jun 21 2016

Celebrating All Things Turtle

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By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Photos by Gregg Bragg The South Carolina Aquarium played host to World Turtle Day again last month. Although the annual event is technically scheduled for May 23, May 21 fell on a Saturday and seemed a better time to highlight the occasion. According to Kate Dittloff, Public …

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Jun 21 2016

Is Your Phone Listening To You? Maybe.

Google may be listening to you.

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection If you use Google services, you probably already know that Google has been keeping tabs on you and what you search online, but a recent report from British newspaper The Independent, says the search giant may also be recording things you say when you’re near your phone. However, …

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Jun 20 2016

Kiawah Island Resident Wins At Stamford Dance Competition

Mary Early and her dance partner, Cesar Lozada, receiving their awards at the Royal Dance Sport Challenge.

By Marina Fridmanovich for The Island Connection Kiawah Island resident Mary Early competed at the Royal Dance Sport Challenge in Stamford, CT last month, winning three first place awards in Open & Closed Bronze Programs for both Smooth & Rhythm. She danced with her professional dance partner, Cesar Lozada, an instructor at Elite Dance International …

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Jun 20 2016

It’s Not Just A Donation: It’s A BIG Deal

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By Colin McCandless for The Island Connection Driven by a growing demand for adult role models to serve as youth mentors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center is excited to announce the launch of its Big Sponsor Campaign, a unique opportunity to transform the life of a child in the Charleston area. …

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