Jan 29

Kiawah Town Council Meeting January 6, 2015

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The first meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island’s newly elected Town Council started at 2:50 p.m., 20 minutes later than normal, on Jan. 6. Kiawah resident Charles Larsen started Citizens Comments with a bang. He reminded Council he had served on the TOKI advisory committee for …

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Jan 28

Review Of Emergency Services On Kiawah Complete

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By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer On Jan. 6, 2015, Kiawah Town Council, several interested residents, local security representatives, and over a dozen public professionals from fire, emergency and law enforcement gathered to hear the presentation by Public Safety Solutions inc. on the state of emergency services on the island. PSSi was originally …

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Jan 27

Kiawah Goes Green

This LEED certified home is in Kiawah’s new Indigo Park.

Staff Report for Island Connection Dyal Compass, the real estate development group led by longtime Kiawah property owner and green building visionary Candace Dyal, has sold the first home in its LEED-certified Kiawah neighborhood Indigo Park. Dyal has transformed a property from an undeveloped parcel, to a luxury enclave of 16 homes built using the …

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Jan 23

Stay Warm, Stay Safe

By Captain Chad Kelly for The Island Connection As we move through the colder months we look at different ways of staying warm but keeping our heating expenses low. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when using supplemental heat. Fire Places 1. Make sure that combustibles are kept clear from the opening …

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Jan 23

Seasons Of The South: Roasted Asparagus With Garlic Oil

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Oil

By Marilyn Markel for Island Connection Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s simple to prepare and always delicious. Ingredients • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus • 2 large cloves garlic • 1/4 cup grapeseed or olive oil • 1 small leek, halved, sliced, cleaned and dried • 2 tablespoons roasted and salted pumpkin seeds • …

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Jan 22

You Never Regret Giving Back

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Interview by Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection Editor’s Note: Volunteer Spotlight is a column in The Island Connection highlighting members of the community who give their time to help others. If you know of a volunteer who deserves the spotlight email jennifer@luckydognews.com. A Charlotte transplant, originally from Davenport, Iowa, Alysann Sieren has lived on …

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Jan 22

Letter To The Editor: Zion

Dear Editor, Once again our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for the generosity that our special Seabrook and Kiawah Island friends have shown with your donations to the holiday fund for Mt. Zion Elementary School. Your giving spirit made it possible to provide toys, books, clothes and even food vouchers to help with holiday meals …

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Jan 22

Hi, I’m Rent A Bob

By Bob Hooper for Island Connection I am starting my fifth year writing this column and thought I would give you a bit of information about me. I am the owner of Rent A Bob Computers, LLC and do work on Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah and Seabrook. My office is located on IOP; …

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Jan 21

Peter Boatti Named Seabrook Island Artist Of The Month

Peter Boatti

Staff Report for Island Connection Long time Seabrook resident and active member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, Peter Boatti, will be the Artist of the Month for February. Peter, a former New York City elementary school teacher, began coming to Seabrook part-time in 1991 and with his wife, Roberta, settled in permanently in 2000. …

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Jan 21

New Changes Will Affect Flood Insurance Premiums

Staff Report for Island Connection The National Flood Insurance Program is in the process of implementing Congressionally mandated reforms required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 that repeal and modify the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The new law slows some flood insurance rate increases and offers relief to some …

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