Aug 14 2018

Timbers Opens 17th Property At Kiawah Island

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer According to Chris Burden, Managing Director of Development, Timbers is on schedule for their October 2018 opening and are meeting sales goals for the project at Kiawah’s west end. Timbers will compete in one of the country’s more expensive zip codes by combining 5 star service …

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Aug 10 2018

Leonard Goldberg Releases Second Novel In Series

By Marci Shore for The Island Connection The game is afoot once again for Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes, in A Study in Treason. The book is the second in the series by Sullivan’s Island’ s own, USA Today best-selling author, Leonard Goldberg. Goldberg is a native of Charleston, who spent summers on …

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Aug 08 2018

Op-Ed: Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation Lives Up To Its Name . . . And More

By Jim Bannister for the Island Connection The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation. Nice name, right? Even impressive and inspiring. But many organizations with impressive names too often seem to fall short of their titles. Not this one. This organization is more than aware; it is DOING something about it by daily feeding of the …

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Aug 07 2018

Derby King Michael Leon And Transparency Tops In $5,000 Classic Hunter Derby

By The Classic Company, Ltd. for The Island Connection Proving once again that he is always a contender, Michael Leon piloted the game Transparency to victory in the $5,000 Classic Hunter Derby during Week I of the Charleston Summer Classic. Leon, a California transplant who now calls Marietta, Georgia home, piloted Kelly Sims’ Transparency across …

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Aug 06 2018

South Carolina Women’s Open At Seabrook Island Club

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Women’s South Carolina Golf Association will host the Inaugural South Carolina Women’s Open Championship presented by Seabrook Island Club and Real Estate. The Event will be played on The Seabrook Island Club’s Ocean Winds Course August 10-12. The tournament will consist of a 54-hole championship that is open …

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Aug 03 2018

Water Quality A Challenge On Wadmalaw Island

By Dale Leibach for The Island Connection With an estimated 844 million people with inadequate and unsafe water countries such as India, Mexico and Ghana come to mind. Despite our recent ‘water emergency’ in July, we live in the comfort of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands reassured that the Charleston water system, which in one survey, …

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Aug 03 2018

Fishery In Full Swing

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection Our fishery is in full swing with lots of bait and an incredibly diverse mixture of fish to target. During August, it will be key to get out early to beat the heat. You’ll not only be more comfortable fishing in the morning but also more productive. The …

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Aug 02 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: Tuesday, July 24 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer The Seabrook Island council chambers were as full as ever at the Seabrook Island town Council meeting in July. Mayor Ron Ciancio opened by thanking everyone for their attendance. He confirmed compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, and approved three sets of meeting minutes before …

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Aug 01 2018

Reading Partners

By Christine Messick for The Island Connection Reading Partners Charleston, a volunteer-based literacy intervention group, serves students in 17 schools in Charleston and Berkeley counties including two schools on Johns Island: Angel Oak and Frierson Elementary. Recognized by the New York Times as an “untapped force in the fight for literacy,” Reading Partners offers one-on-one …

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Jul 31 2018

Katie Arrington Returns To Campaign Trail

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer Katie Arrington surprised a minority of voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district (SC-1) republican primary on June 12. The first term state representative and veteran defense industry consultant ran straight at incumbent Mark Sanford’s nearly forgotten infidelity, mocking her opponent’s trip to Argentina/Appalachian Trail with …

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