Jul 22 2017

Wm. Austin Norvell At Redux Studios

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By Elizabeth Bowers for Island Connection Wm. Austin Norvell, after 15 years working with glass as his primary material, is having his first solo show in the R2 Gallery at Redux Contemporary Art Studio July 28th from 6pm to 9pm. He’s created 19 unique truck sculptures, which will be on display for two weeks. Loaded, …

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Jul 22 2017

Charleston Friends Of The Library Host John’s Island Book Sale

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By Brittany Mathis for The Island Connection Are you ready to find some great books at a great price? The John’s Island Book Sale, offered by the Charleston Friends of the Library is just around the corner. On July 28 and 29, more than 10,000 books, DVDs, and CDs will be available at the John’s …

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Jul 22 2017

Our Community Listens

Workshop instructor, Julie Chapman, in front of a Sullivan’s Island group at Holy Cross Episcopal Church.

By Julie Chapman For The Island Connection Think of your most challenging relationship. What words come to mind? Frustration, confusion, anger, thoughts of giving up? These words represent the human struggle when we neither understand one another’s communication style or behavior that differs from ours. I personally know how tricky that can be. My daughter …

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Jul 21 2017

Sea Island Habitat For Humanity

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Staff Report for The Island Connection Your donations are doing more then buying nails and flooring, they are changing the lives of many. One such person is Mr. Ben Johnson. Ben came to Sea Island Habitat after being referred to us by his sister. Both Ben and his sister work on Seabrook Island and live …

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Jul 21 2017

Lowcountry Food Bank Announces Veterans Program

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By Kathryn Douglas for The Island Connection Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, recently announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that will help men and women who have served this country. The new Veterans Pantry Pilot program will provide food assistance to veterans onsite at VA Medical Centers. …

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Jul 19 2017

Town Of Kiawah Island Council Report, July 11

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer The July council meeting for the Town of Kiawah Island (TOKI) began on the heels of a hearing to rezone parts of the island owned by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (KIGR). Dignified, passionate debate, largely from residents of the Courtside Villa regime, suggested not everyone was …

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Jul 19 2017

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series

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By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The area’s premier swim, bike and run competition, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, kicked off its 27th year on May 21 at James Island County Park. Race 4 of the series is set for Sunday, July 30. The Charleston Sprint Triathlon (CSTS) is a five-race series that spans …

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Jul 18 2017

Local Civil Rights Activists Still Fighting For Change

SCOPE members at the June 22 reunion, (l-r): Lanny Kaufer, Richard Smiley, Jo Freeman, Mary White and John Reynolds.

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Seabrook resident John Reynolds was 16 when the Civil Rights Act (CRA) was signed into law. He lived in Troy, Alabama and had been working in the fields when he heard the news. Tired and hungry, he decided against walking miles to the other side of town …

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Jul 14 2017

Signature Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese made with the Signature Blend from the Spice and Tea Exchange, served with crackers.

By Marilyn Markel, Island Connection Staff Writer Pimento cheese is the quintessential southern snack. It’s super easy to make and a huge crowd pleaser. Make some for a snack, for your next trip to the beach or casual get together and watch it disappear. For this recipe we have included the signature blend from the …

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Jul 12 2017

Maureen Morris

Maureen Morris volunteers at The Neighborhood House, which serves as the downtown site for Our Lady of Mercy Outreach.

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Neighborhood House volunteer, Maureen Morris, brings her vast experience in food service to the lunch program. Maureen was born in Brooklyn, NY into a military family. Her father was in the army and was stationed between Germany and New Jersey during the majority of Maureen’s childhood. She has …

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