Jul 23 2016

Latin Jazz Concert Set For Steamy August

CJO Latin web-version (2)

Staff Report for The Island Connection The 2016-2017 Arts and Cultural Events season kickoff event will be Maestro Charlton Singleton and the Charleston Jazz Orchestra “Celebrating Latin Jazz,” a program that will set the stage on fire in August. Featuring special guest artists Quiana Parler and Gino Castillo, the CJO will transform the Kiawah stage …

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Jul 23 2016

Letter To The Editor: Add Lanes To Bohicket And Main, But Save Trees

Dear Editor, I am in favor of four-laning Bohicket and Main Roads from U.S. 17 to Betsy Kerrison Parkway provided the oaks on both sides of Bohicket Road are retained. This can be done by saving them in a median between the two directions of traffic. It should be relatively easy to construct two new …

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Jul 23 2016

10 Reasons Why Brexit Isn’t Worrisome

By Jason M. Mengel for The Island Connection Emotions can only weigh on asset prices for so long. Contrarian investing is so difficult because it requires one to love what others hate and to exhibit tremendous patience during volatile times. Success is achieved by looking past the headlines and focusing more on the facts, alternative …

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Jul 21 2016

“Red Hot Art” For Independence Day

Lilian Huger's baskets

Photos by Hannah Markowitz The Red Hot Art Show at Bohicket Marina July 2 featured beautiful artwork and photography at Todd & Huff Art Center. Award-winning artists from South Carolina and out of state were included in the show. Share on FacebookEmail this pageTweet

Jul 21 2016

Loggerhead And Green Sea Turtles Successfully Rehabilitated And Released

Photo by Barb Bergwerf with SI resident DSC_0051

By Kate Dittloff  for The Island Connection Two sea turtles treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program are again swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. On June 30, Lady, a large female loggerhead, and Forest, a juvenile green sea turtle, were released at the Isle of Palms County Park. The Sea Turtle Hospital …

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Jul 20 2016

Strike Up The Band

IMG_4495 Brass Ensemble

Photos by Hannah Markowitz Music lovers of all ages enjoyed a July 4th concert on Seabrook featuring patriotic music from the silver screen and Broadway. Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble and vocalist Leah Edwards performed in front of the golf driving range at the Seabrook Island Club, and fireworks followed. The Town of Seabrook sponsored …

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Jul 20 2016

Goose The Manatee Returns With Friends

Goose the manatee travels with a transmitter that people should not disturb. (Photo by Emily Fairchild)

By Judy Drew Fairchild for The Island Connection As storm clouds threatened to provide Dewees Island residents with some natural fireworks July 4, a manatee named Goose calmly meandered the creek outside the rice trunk with some friends. Goose, who was rescued from the Cooper River in December, malnourished and struggling to survive in cold …

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Jul 19 2016

Lifelong Educator Sue Holloman Serves Community In Endless Ways

Never one to slow down, Sue Holloman visits the Antarctic.

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The Island Connection finally caught up to Sue Holloman at Seabrook’s Island House during “palindrome” week. Dates across the third week of June read the same every which way you turn them, and the coincidence lends a fitting symmetry to her story of “firsts.” Holloman has accumulated …

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Jul 19 2016

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Continues Into August

Athletes compete in the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series race #3 on July 8th at James Island County Park near Charleston, South Carolina.

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Photos by Brian Fancher The area’s premier swim, bike and run competition, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, continues its 26th year at James Island County Park. The Charleston Sprint Triathlon (CSTS) is a five-race series that spans May through August. Athletes may sign up for one race, or …

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Jul 18 2016

Collard Greens In Kabul

Tina Singleton says food can help people overcome differences.

Staff Report for The Island Connection What began as Tina Singleton’s hobby to learn how to garden behind the barbed wire and high walls of her compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, turned into a passion for creating seed-to-table fresh, colorful and healthy cuisine. On Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m., at the Johns Island Regional Library, come to …

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