Aug 27 2016

Kiawah Island Town Council Narrowly Approves Controversial Rezoning

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Kiawah Island boasted perfect weather conditions on Aug. 2. It was way too nice outside to be in, but inside is where the Town of Kiawah Island holds its meetings, and this one got off to an early start. Two related zoning ordinances had progressed to the …

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Aug 27 2016

Seabrook Islanders Rally To Award Scholarship

Seabrookers Mary Jane Zuccaro and Susan Hopkins, scholarship student Jazmyn Tovar of Charleston Collegiate School and CCS Director of Development Bonnie Scapellato.

By Jordan de Jong for The Island Connection Seabrook Shares!, a recently formed philanthropic group of generous Seabrook Island residents, started by Mary Jane Zuccaro and Susan Hopkins, supports promising students in the Sea Island area. They are now working with Charleston Collegiate School to help students benefit from a more challenging educational environment. Seabrook …

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Aug 27 2016

DHEC Releases Annual Guide On Safe Fish Consumption

Staff Reports for Island Eye News New information is available on how much of which fish is safe to eat from South Carolina waters. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has released the annual state fish consumption advisory, which includes several new species and locations. DHEC’s website provides a complete listing of fish …

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Aug 24 2016

October Beach Race Features Rare Horse Breed

“Horse races on Kiawah’s beach are an important part of the area’s history, and are a thrilling, one-of-a-kind experience.” Kiawah Cares Foundation Board Chair Jimmy Bailey

By Doug Reynolds for The Island Connection Photos by Jackie McFadden Come celebrate a unique aspect of our state’s heritage and enjoy a party on the pool deck, all while supporting the work of the Kiawah Cares Foundation (KCF) on the Sea Islands, at the 2016 Kiawah Cup. The event, which is a partnership between …

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Aug 24 2016

Add These Sweet, Salty Flavors To Your Next Cookout

Pork burgers and pickles

By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection Pork Burgers Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 oz. ground or minced country ham 2 lb. ground pork 4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled Bread and butter pickles, recipe follows Salt and pepper, to taste. Instructions: 1. Combine the pork and the country ham. Form into 8 patties. Season to taste. …

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Aug 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Chamber Deceiving On 526

Dear Editor, Next to being lied to, deception is my biggest pet peeve. It is a breach of trust that can never be repaired. So when I read the article by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce on the 526 completion I began seething. I find it incomprehensible that such a well known, and supposedly public …

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Aug 18 2016

Kitt Grach Knows The Importance Of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection At a young age, Neighborhood House volunteer, Kitt Grach, experienced the importance of neighbors helping each other in the community during difficult times. Kitt grew up in New York City and lived in a five-story walk-up building. The residents of this building were a melting pot of different …

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Aug 18 2016

Hand-drawn Maps Showcase Beauty Of Carolina Coast

This hand-drawn map of Edisto Island to Isle of Palms, includes Charleston, Sullivan’s, Kiawah, Johns, James, and Seabrook Islands.

By Adrienne Walkowiak for The Island Connection Coastal Art Maps, a company that captures the beauty of the East Coast shoreline through hand drawn maps, has just released its “Sea Islands of South Carolina” map series, the latest additions to its collection. These three new maps depict the beaches, towns and historic landmarks that span …

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Aug 17 2016

St. Christopher Hosts 4th Annual Barrier Island 5K Run/Hike

This fun, family-friendly trail event will showcase the beautiful facilities and environment that the Barrier Island Program operates on.

By Daniel Kalshoven For The Island Connection St. Christopher is hosting the 4th Annual Barrier Island 5K Run/Hike on Sept. 17, 2016. This fun, family-friendly trail event will showcase the beautiful facilities and environment that the Barrier Island Program operates on, which many friends in the area have visited throughout the years. The same as …

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Aug 17 2016

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Opens Single Ticket Sales For 2016-17 80th Anniversary Season

Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 Performance Schedule
Season Opener – Opening Gala: Leon Fleisher and Dvorák’s Ninth Symphony: Sept. 10, 2016
Pops! Series – Cirque de la Symphonie: Sept. 24, 2016
Masterworks – Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016
Masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto: Oct. 14 and 15, 2016
Chamber Music – Maryann McCormick Sings Bach: Oct. 29, 2016
Magnetic South – The Finnish Line: Nov. 11, 2016
Masterworks – A German Requiem: Nov. 18 and 19, 2016
Special Event – Holy City Messiah: Dec. 1-3, 2016
Pops! Series – Holiday Pops: Dec. 17, 2016
Chamber Music – Canadian Brass: Dec. 21, 2016
Masterworks – André Watts – Grieg’s Piano Concerto: Jan. 13 and 14, 2017
Chamber Music – The Shanghai Quartet: Jan. 28, 2017
Pops! Series – Tony DeSare Sings Sinatra: Feb. 4, 2017
Masterworks – Mozart and Haydn: Feb. 10 and 11, 2017
Masterworks – Beethoven’s Pastoral: Mar. 3 and 4, 2017
Masterworks – A Sea Symphony: Mar. 17 and 18, 2017
Magnetic South – Ambiguous Symmetries: March 24, 2017
Pops! Series – Soul Unlimited with Ellis Hall: Apr. 1, 2017
Masterworks – Mahler’s Fifth Symphony: Apr. 21 and 22, 2017 © WILLIAM STRUHS 2015

By Adria Shuford for The Island Connection Single tickets for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra 2016-17 season were released this month. The 80th anniversary season offers a diverse musical lineup spanning multiple periods and genres, designed to appeal to classical music enthusiasts, those new to symphonic music, visitors and locals alike. “We are celebrating a milestone …

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