Dec 15 2017

Eric Metaxas Comes To Charleston

By Maraide Sullivan for Island Connection Eric Metaxas, #1 NY Times Bestselling author, is coming to Charleston, Dec. 17-18th! His new book about Martin Luther was recently #7 on the NY Times Best Sellers List! Along with speaking, he will also be signing his new book, Martin Luther. He will be at St. Michael’s (corner of …

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Dec 15 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Brady

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Susan Brady has a close connection to the founders of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services (OLMCOS), which led her to become a volunteer. Susan was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. After graduating from college, she moved to New York City to pursue her career in …

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Dec 14 2017

2017 Fur Ball Brings Community Together

By Carrie Browning-Perez for The Island Connection Pet Helpers recently held its annual fundraising gala, Fur Ball. This year’s event brought together over 300 members of the Charleston community. The event was held in the grand Crystal Ballroom at the Marriott. Belly-dancers, Moroccan décor and the Joe Clarke Big Band entertained a room filled with …

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Dec 13 2017

Seabrook Island Natural History Guild Releases Spring Schedule

By Norman Powers for The Island Connection A private visit to the Charleston Harbor’s Morris Island Lighthouse, a walking tour of Boone Hall Plantation and a tour of the American Folk Art exhibit at the Gibbes Museum are among the new entries in the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s schedule of spring expeditions for members. …

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Dec 12 2017

Walter Czander Exhibits Scenes Of The Lowcountry

By Monique Boissier-Sporn for The Island Connection Walter Czander’s passion for art started in high school and was nurtured by his Art Teacher, Margaret Sullivan. After serving in the Air Force, Czander earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for RCA, Schaefer Brewing Company and, after 35 years, reached the position of Vice President …

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Dec 12 2017

New York City Ballet Dancer Opens Conservatory

By Hannah Nuccio for The Island Connection When Lindy Mandradjieff opened the Dance Conservatory of Charleston in June 2017, she set out to raise the bar for dance curriculum in the Lowcountry. Today, Mandradjieff is attracting world-famous industry names to her studio for hands-on training to connect students of all ages and skill levels with …

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Dec 11 2017

Hundreds Of Shoes Donated To Scholars At Frierson Elementary

Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos courtesy of Charleston County School District. The theme for Edith L. Frierson Elementary School’s Family Literacy Night earlier this week was “Giant Steps to Change the World.” So maybe it was appropriate that an act of generosity, the donation of shoes, accompanied this year’s event. A non-profit organization, …

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Dec 11 2017

35th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival Returns To Boone Hall

By Charlotte Parks for The Island Connection On Jan. 28, the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association invites guests to head to Boone Hall Plantation for the world’s largest oyster festival- the 35th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Tickets are now available for purchase online at charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/ lowcountry-oyster-festival. Named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” …

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Dec 08 2017

Timbers Resort ‘Topping Off’

By Nichole Hazard for The Island Connection Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences had much to celebrate this Thanksgiving by hosting a “topping-off” event on Nov. 22 to acknowledge the laying of the last beam and to treat the fantastic construction crew with a holiday cookout. Timbers Resorts Director of Development, Chris Burden was on …

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Dec 07 2017

Seabrook Island Seeks FEMA Grant For Road Repairs

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection The Mayor pointedly opened Seabrook’s Nov. 28 town council meeting by asking about Freedom of Information Act compliance. The wink to last month’s proceedings seemed lost on most participants, however. Introductions of the newest member of Seabrook Island Town Council, Jeri Finke, and the new …

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