Jan 19 2017

Mayor Weaver Introduces New Council

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The January 10, 2017 meeting of Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) was called to order a little early. Mayor Weaver broke with tradition by making his comments at the start of the meeting, in part to explain some tweaks to the agenda. He thanked everyone for “the …

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Jan 19 2017

Satisfy Your Hunger With Warm Winter Waffles

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By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection Warm waffles in the middle of winter are so satisfying on a lazy weekend day. A pinch of cornmeal gives these fluffy waffles a little bite. For breakfast or brunch serve with warmed syrup, it’s intensely satisfying, or try the soft sorghum butter with fried chicken. Add a …

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Jan 18 2017

Meducare Evacuates Serious Injury

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By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Saint Johns Fire District (SJFD) was called into action on Kiawah at approximately 11:45 a.m. January 12. “I don’t have the exact location, but we responded to a male who fell approximately 20 feet off a scaffolding. We responded… began patient care… and were joined by Charleston …

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Jan 18 2017

Time For Dreaming

(Photo of Parrot Beak Lotus by Padeia)

By Wendy Kelly for Island Connection If you’re anything like me, that last cold snap didn’t do your yard and garden any favors. The usual protocol for my plants when a frigid weather looms is to bring some inside, put some in the garage, cover some, and pretty much just cross my fingers on the …

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Jan 17 2017

4th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

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By Amy Mercer, The Island Connection Editor Photos by Ralph Secoy On Sunday, January 1, residents and guests celebrated new beginnings by plunging into the New Year at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s 4th annual Polar Bear Plunge. Superheroes, football players, and polar bears of all ages gleefully braved the icy ocean temperatures. Share on FacebookEmail …

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Jan 17 2017

Honoring A Local Marine

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The future USS RALPH JOHNSON (DDG 114) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard Dec. 12. The ship, a Flight IIA destroyer, will be equipped with Aegis Baseline 9 which incorporates Integrated Air and Missile Defense and enhanced Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities. DDG 51 class ships are integral players in global maritime security, engaging in air, undersea, surface, strike and ballistic missile defense.  (Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries).

By Kayla Good for The Island Connection Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced that the city of Charleston, South Carolina, will serve as the commissioning site for the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship is named for Marine Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, a native of Charleston, who posthumously received the Medal …

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Jan 14 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Ralph Principe

Dr. Ralph Principe with Roper St. Francis nurse, Kelsey Low.

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Dr. Ralph Principe has been involved with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach since its inception and continues to help those in the local community. Growing up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Dr. Principe looked up to and respected the town’s family physician. This role model sparked his interest in …

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Jan 13 2017

Seasons Of The South: Marilyn’s Sausage And Biscuit Pinwheels

“My mother always made these on Christmas morning when we were growing up. We always added a smear of grape jelly. The muscadine butter is a twist on that classic sausage biscuit with grape jelly.”

By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection My mother always made these on Christmas morning when we were growing up. We always added a smear of grape jelly. The muscadine butter is a twist on that classic sausage biscuit with grape jelly. SAUSAGE AND BISCUIT PINWHEELS Makes about 20 pinwheels Ingredients 1 batch of biscuit …

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Jan 11 2017

What’s Your Perspective?

Artist Walter Czander

By Roberta Boatti for The Island Connection Walter Czander, painter and former Vice President of Education for the Seabrook Island Artist Guild will teach a free, member mini-workshop on perspective and how to render it. The workshop is for guild members only and will be held on January 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in …

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Jan 11 2017

Wandering Upstate Elk Finds New Home

The now-infamous wandering elk that visited rural neighborhoods in the Upstate of South Carolina during November has found a new home as part of an exhibit of Colonial-era wildlife at the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. It is being held temporarily in a quarantine pen until SCPRT officials determine it can be safely released into the “Animal Forest” at CTL. (Photo courtesy SCDNR)

By David Lucas for The Island Connection After efforts to encourage the now-infamous “Upstate S.C. Elk” to return to its home herd in North Carolina proved unsuccessful, the animal has been relocated to the S.C Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, where it will become a part of the …

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