Sep 02

Coyotes 28, Turtles 0

Up to 23 percent of Kiawah’s Loggerhead turtle nests have been impacted by coyotes this season.

  By Gregg Bragg for The Island Connection Many residents feel it is the variety of wildlife that makes living on Kiawah so attractive. The endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle, for instance, is one of the island’s most iconic species, garnering support from one of the largest, all-volunteer support groups on the planet. Loggerheads are also …

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Sep 02

Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament Supports Work Of Bridges

  By David Krumwiede for The Island Connection Tennis Tournaments on Seabrook Island are fun; supporting one of Charleston’s most deserving charities is even better. The continued growth and success of the Alan Fleming Tennis Tournament, which takes places this year between October 1 and 5, prompted members to expand their goals for the tournament …

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Sep 02

Pups Beat The Dog Days Of Summer At Whirlin’ Waters

The 6th Annual Dog Day Afternoon is Sunday, September 7.

  By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Humans can cool down at beaches and waterparks, but how does man’s best friend beat the heat? On Sunday, Sept. 7, dogs will have free reign at Whirlin’ Waters for the 6th Annual Dog Day Afternoon. On that special day, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark at North Charleston …

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Sep 02

I Got Hacked

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  By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection Yep, it even happens to good ole Rent A Bob. I was working away and realized the laptop I was using (and write this column on) seemed sluggish and just not right, so I ran a simple check and sure enough malware had “hacked” my laptop. How …

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Sep 01

Pursuing The Power Of Sport

“Without athletics, some of our kids would have no idea about other opportunities available.”
Tiffany Magwood

  By Margaret Pilarski for The Island Connection In 2006, when John Olson first walked through the front doors of St. Johns High School, he couldn’t have foreseen the impact his involvement would have on the school. “I walked into the school and just said, ‘What can I do? Put me to work.’ I told …

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Sep 01

Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic’s 8th Annual Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival Set For October 12

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  By Lori Leary for The Island Connection Photos by Ralph Secoy Join Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic for an “Autumn Afternoon Affair” from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 2014, under the event tent on Freshfields’ Village Green. Enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer, savor bits, bites and small plates of …

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Aug 22

Second Public Meeting Scheduled For Future Park At Limehouse Bridge

  By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host a second public meeting and workshop about the future of the agency’s property located near the Limehouse Bridge. This piece of land, located in the Stono River between West Ashley and Johns Island, will become the “Stono River …

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Aug 22

Stay Safe With Gas This Summer

  By Chad A. Kelly for The Island Connection Many of us use flammable gases, such as propane and natural gas, for various purposes in and around our homes such as heating, cooking, water, etc. We all love a good cookout during the summer, however, many of us take for granted that the system is …

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Aug 22

Warmer Temperatures Bring Out Different Species

For a species that fishes well irrespective of the temperature, sharks fit the bill.

  By Capt. Geoff for The Island Connection Charleston is a great place to be fishing, no matter what type of fish you want to catch, they are all active and biting. Fishing for redfish and trout remains strong even with increasingly warmer water temperatures. Seasonal species like Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish and shark are …

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Aug 21

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Receives $5,000 Grant From PetSmart

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  By Jennifer Tuohy for The Island Connection Photos by Nancy Secoy On July 29, 2014 PetSmart presented a check for $5,000 to Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding at the Brickhouse Equestrian Center. The grant money will be split between Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding’s Scholarship Program and Veterans Program. CATR improves the lives of children and …

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