Jul 31

Charleston County Lifeguards Take 3rd At Regional Competition

image007

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Lifeguards from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission beach parks spent two days in Carolina Beach, NC showcasing their skills while competing in the South Atlantic Lifeguard Association Championships held on July 15 and 16. The team, composed of 18 ocean rescue lifeguards, took home third place overall …

Continue reading »

Jul 30

Sharing Our Playground With Sharks

An ocean swimmer has a one in 738 million chance of meeting a shark in the water. Statistically, cows, vending machines and even toilet seats are more dangerous than the ocean’s top predator.

By Kate Ditlloff for The Island Connection It’s summer, which means it’s time to head to the beach and enjoy the sun, sand, and the sea. But as beach goers head to take a dip in the ocean, many are wary as to what might lurk below. That’s because a recent string of shark encounters …

Continue reading »

Jul 29

Charleston County People To Parks Plan Comes To Fruition

p2p

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection A county-wide bike and pedestrian improvements plan in development since 2012 is now moving into its final phase. At this stage, area residents are encouraged to submit input towards an existing facilities satisfaction survey as well as a web-based wiki-mapping survey that will highlight potential bike and pedestrian …

Continue reading »

Jul 24

Seabrook Island Sees First Hatches Of The Season

ttsb

By Teri Hinkebein for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of its first turtle hatchlings and that joyous occasion occurred on Monday, July 6. July is an especially busy time, with turtle mamas still laying nests and the first nests laid in May hatching. Once a turtle …

Continue reading »

Jul 24

Seat Belt Safety

whsbpq

By Chief Gary Lohr for The Island Connection Recent polls identified that teenagers who died in passenger vehicle crashes in 2012, approximately 55 percent were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Only 65 percent of teenagers regularly wear their seatbelts as both a passenger and driver. Six out of 10 drivers …

Continue reading »

Jul 23

Food & Wine Celebration Features Acclaimed Chefs

ggpq

By Allison R. Leggett for The Island Connection The Eighth Annual Gourmet & Grapes Culinary Extravaganza benefiting the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is set for February 19-21, 2016, at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The event showcases the very best of local and regional cuisine paired with …

Continue reading »

Jul 23

Janet Abbatista Provides A Warm Welcome For Those In Need

It is a person valuing themselves that makes the biggest difference in a client’s life.

By Zachary Huey for The Island Connection Over the past few years Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has gone through some changes as the organization has evolved to meet the needs of an ever-changing public. The transition to new staff members, increased programs, and different methods of help has been successful due in no …

Continue reading »

Jul 21

Back To School Bash In Hollywood And Johns Island

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Families in the Johns Island and Hollywood areas are invited to a free Back to School Bash in each of the communities to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. Two events will offer free fun, information, and school supplies, with one also raising funds for The …

Continue reading »

Jul 21

Seasons Of the South: Corn And Field Pea Salad

Corn and Field Pea Salad

By Marilyn Markel for Island Connection This simple and original salad melds the flavors of summer into a refreshing dish that is perfect for sharing on a warm day. Corn, peas, tomatoes and bell peppers- nothing says summer more than a colorful dish made from the bounty of the garden or farmers’ market. Ingredients • …

Continue reading »

Jul 20

Communities In Schools Welcomes New Board Members, Officers

By Erin Billmayer for The Island Connection Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area, a dropout prevention organization that is part of the national Communities In Schools network, is pleased to welcome four new members to its board of directors. Joining the organization are Ann Marconi, Agent/ Broker with Shoreline International Real Estate; Harry Sosa, …

Continue reading »

Older posts «