Sep 17

The 7 Month Itch

Pets can develop a food allergy as they age so even if they have always eaten the same food, they can still be suffering from a food allergy.

By Dr. Shannon Barrett for The Island Connection One of the many reasons to love the Lowcountry is the weather. While the rest of the country is getting ready for fall, we know we have several more weeks of flip flop weather left As much as I love our 7 months of summer, it is …

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Sep 17

Reflections On Hugo, Humble Beginnings Of Our Lady Of Mercy

Jill Jackson Ledford and Sister Mary Joseph.

By Mary Sue Lawrence for The Island Connection When a group of Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy set up a small house on Johns Island in September 1989 to provide community outreach services, Hurricane Hugo put their efforts into high gear almost overnight. They haven’t slowed down in the 25 years since. …

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Sep 16

Carolina Green Fair Returns To James Island County Park

The Green Fair recognizes that recyclable items are resources that contribute to a sustainable future.

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection To promote sustainability throughout the Lowcountry, the Carolina Green Fair is partnering once again with Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission to hold its 7th annual festival. Over the years, the Carolina Green Fair has joined CCPRC to divert waste at county park events. This year, the Carolina …

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Sep 16

Don’t Miss The Migration

By Kim Viacrucis for The Island Connection Migration to Memminger, the sold-out fundraising event from 2013, returns Thursday, Oct. 9 2014 with aweinspiring birds in flight to emphasize the critical role birds play as avian ambassadors and environmental indicators. Tickets are now available for Migration to Memminger, the annual fundraising gala for the Center for …

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Sep 16

Cloud Control

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By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection  It seems that some very famous, rich and pretty stars found out the hard way that what you put on the internet is no longer yours. Regardless of the guarantees provided by some company, large or small, if you “save,” backup or store data in the “cloud,” it …

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Sep 15

Amy’s Place Forced To Close

“The owner of the building said to us it’s just business. But it’s not just business to us, it’s our dream, it’s our retirement.”
Amy Bolan

By Jennifer Tuohy, The Island Connection Editor Regulars of Amy’s Italian Steakhouse on Seabrook Island were surprised to find a handwritten note on the door of the restaurant on Monday, Sept. 1 announcing the restaurant had closed its doors for good. No one more so than owner and namesake Amy Bolan. “It was a shock, …

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Sep 15

Celebrate An Endless Summer Weekend At Freshfields Village

Summer has officially ended on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.

By Kerry Welch for The Island Connection No one likes to say goodbye to summer, so help us send it off in style September 19 through 21 at Freshfields Village’s Endless Summer Weekend. The weekend will kick off with an Art Walk on Friday, September 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. Residents and visitors are …

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Sep 15

Mozart And Friends

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By Sandra Nikolajevs for The Island Connection The Sixth Annual Mozart in the South Festival returns to Charleston with three special events taking place between Thursday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. This year’s festival takes classical music out of the concert hall and into the community with two free events and one ticketed …

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Sep 05

Legare Farms Hosts Cow Pie Skip Fun Run

  Staff Report for The Island Connection Legare Farms Education Foundation will hold a Fun Run at the farm on September 13, 2014. The Cow Pie Skip is a 5K run with 8-10 farm hand chores along the way. Some of the chores include pumping water from a pitcher pump to water the animals, lassoing …

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Sep 05

Linda Rodgers Offers A Familiar Face To Those In Need

Linda Rodgers.

  Interview by LeAnn Wylie for The Island Connection Editor’s Note: Volunteer Spotlight is a new column in The Island Connection highlighting members of the community who give their time to help others. If you know a volunteer who deserves the spotlight email jennifer@luckydognews.com. I was born in Charleston and have lived on James Island …

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