Nov 25 2016

Correction

In an article in the Nov. 4, 2016 edition of The Island Connection titled “Seabrook Council learns valuable lessons from Matthew,” the name of the spokesperson for the Town of Seabrook Utility Commission was misstated. The President of the Commission, Jim Bannwart, delivers the monthly report to council. The Island Connection regrets the error. Share …

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Nov 24 2016

Sea Islands Hunger Foundation Hosts Fresh Produce Giveaway

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The second Fresh Produce Giveaway conducted on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 was very beneficial to all the recipients and participants. The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation distributed apples, cabbage, onions, organically-grown bib lettuce, potatoes, and watermelons. Along with the vegetables, the Foundation distributed recipes for the participants to utilize. During this event, 201 households were …

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Nov 23 2016

New Additions To Freshfields Dining Scene

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By Jamie Gnazzo for The Island Connection In 2017, Freshfields Village will welcome Fuji Sushi Bar and Grill and Cantina 76, further expanding the village’s dining options. This will be the third location in the Lowcountry for the Mt. Pleasant based Japanese Asian fusion restaurant, and the fourth South Carolina location for the Columbia based …

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Nov 22 2016

Help The Water Wellness Mission

Being a barrier island and so close to sea level, the well water is not always safe to drink.

By Bill Britton for The Island Connection There are currently 23,000 residents on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands, of which 3,700 are at or below the poverty level. The most disturbing statistic is that 90 percent of the children on these islands are living below the poverty level. Surprisingly (and disturbingly), many of these residents do …

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Nov 22 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Frankie Bearly

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By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Throughout Dr. Frankie Bearly’s career, she has made time to volunteer and give back to her community. Dr. Bearly was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Her father was in the United States Navy, which moved her family to the Midwest. She remained in the Midwest to attend Kansas University, …

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Nov 22 2016

Fake Microsoft Calls Return

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By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection Yep, those dang “people” from some far off place are once again calling or sending emails or doing what is called a “page spoof.” You get that call from “John” at Microsoft, he says that your computer is infected and they need to repair it. Sounds like Microsoft …

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Nov 22 2016

Trot Like A Turkey This Year

By Danielle Snider for Island Connection It’s that time of year again, when the streets of downtown Charleston will be filled with Native American costumes, Turkey Hats, and Tutus.  Yes, we are talking about the 39th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble Presented by Earth Fare.  Known as the 9thLargest 5K in America, on Thanksgiving …

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Nov 21 2016

University School Students Conduct Exit Polls With Islanders

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By Sarah Vega for The Island Connection The third through 12th graders from University School of the Lowcountry (USL) aren’t old enough to vote, but that didn’t stop them from showing up at the polls on November 8. USL students spent Election Day polling voters at more than two-dozen sites around Charleston and Berkeley Counties, …

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Nov 21 2016

Swimming With Santa

By Kate Dittloff for The Island Connection The South Carolina Aquarium, located on the historic Charleston Harbor, is getting into the holiday spirit starting on Black Friday. Guests entering the Great Hall will feel as if they’ve walked into a winter wonderland, with holiday décor throughout the gallery. Just a few steps away, Scuba Claus, …

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Nov 17 2016

Kiawah Town Council Report: November 2016

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By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The October meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) town council was cancelled four days prior to the arrival of hurricane Matthew. The two month break made for a busy, daunting look to November’s meeting agenda. All five members of town council confirmed their attendance by …

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