May 25 2017

Seabrook Island Dogs And Humans Raise Funds For Animal Sanctuary


By Mitch Pulwer for The Island Connection Photos by Marty Cline SEADOGS, the Seabrook Island dog and beach advocacy group, held the annual Beach Walk on April 27, 2017 on North Beach. The Beach Walk is a tradition that has helped the Seabrook Island community combine fun for dogs (and their humans) with charitable giving …

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May 24 2017

Classic Cars Return To Kiawah Island


By Bruce Stemerman for The Island Connection Photos by Ralph Secoy There is nothing like a perfect spring day to bring out beautiful cars. “Cars on Kiawah,” which took place May 6 at Kiawah’s Ocean Park, attracted 200 unique and special cars and over 2,000 spectators. The cars were displayed by country of origin and …

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May 19 2017

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Event Raises Funds For Student Scholarship Program

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By Amanda A. Gerald for The Island Connection Photos by Ralph Secoy On Sunday, April 23, Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding hosted its ninth annual “In the Company of Horses fundraising event.” This year the event was a “Blue Jean Ball” under the roof of the organization’s new covered arena. The event took place at Brickhouse …

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May 19 2017

Plan Time To Rest, Restore, And Renew


By Libby Dallis for The Island Connection St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center is excited to announce the Fourth of July Retreat. From June 30 through July 5, families from all over the state of South Carolina will be joining us for a time of rest, restoration, and renewal. A time for families to enjoy …

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May 18 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Verville

Susan Verville

By Jennifer Meshanko or The Island Connection Susan Verville worked over 33 years in office settings. She is now sharing her years of experience and skills as a front desk volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach’s Wellness Center. She was born and lived most of her life in Rhode Island. For 25 years, …

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May 17 2017

Water Wellness Project Addresses Water Needs Of Wadmalaw Island Residents

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By Paula Osborn for The Island Connection On April 24, Shirley Salvo, founder of the Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation, and Bill Britton, Coordinator of the Water Wellness Project, were invited to address the WITS at the Meeting House in I’On. The WITS (Women Inspired Through Stories) was formed to provide philanthropic aid to different …

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May 16 2017

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Presents Memorial Day Show

By Monique Sporn for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Artist Guild’s Memorial Day art show will showcase a wide selection of fine art in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, and photographs capturing the beauty of the Low Country. A few of the artists will be painting live at the event. This is a unique opportunity …

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May 15 2017

Queen Quet Discusses Gullah Geechee Heritage

"We have to face climate change because we are literally on the very edge of this fight. We will work together to protect a heritage centuries in the making, that has been handed down from generation to generation,” says Queen Quet.

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The Gullah Geechee first became a nation 17 years ago in front of international observers. One million members residing along the East coast from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville FL and stretching 35 miles inland at some points, then elected Queen Quet Chieftess and Head of State, to …

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May 12 2017

New Member Orientation At Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club

New members, R to L: Walt Leonard, Jack Wilson, Phyllis Barber and Tom Colatsky
From left to right, new members, Walt Leonard, Jack Wilson, Phyllis Barber and Tom Colatsky.

By Lorraine Leary for The Island Connection Four new exchange members participated in an orientation meeting led by Bruce Van Voorhis, Membership Committee Chair, on Wednesday, April 19, at the Seabrook Island Club. An overview of the National Exchange Club’s mission, motto and programs of service were shared. Primary committee chairpersons explained committee goals of …

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