Mar 25

Turtle Team Gets A Giant Treat

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By Gregg Bragg for The Island Connection Fifteen years ago, the South Carolina Aquarium admitted the first turtle into a hospital that didn’t really exist. Since then, 155 turtles have been released back into the wild after being rehabilitated in the makeshift but evolving, basement accommodations. During that time, small, very personal tours of the …

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Mar 24

Kiawah Town Council Meeting, March 2015

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Town Hall was nearly full of attendees for the March 10, 2015 meeting of Kiawah Town Council. Formalities, including three sets of meeting minutes were dispatched as efficiently as possible. With the path to Citizens Comments cleared, resident Wendy Kulick had some new questions and brought up …

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Mar 23

Coastal Communities Galvanize Against Offshore Drilling

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By Jennifer Tuohy, The Island Connection Editor The City of Isle of Palms is leading what looks likely to be a chorus of disapproval from area coastal towns against the government’s proposal to lease waters offshore of South Carolina for oil and gas development. The draft proposal includes a plan for a five-year lease starting …

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Mar 20

Master Coastal Landscape Painter Holds Plein Aire Workshops

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By Roberta Boatti for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Artist Guild will offer a three day plein aire workshop series taught by Sergio Roffo one of the country’s premier coastal landscape painters. The workshops will be held on March 27, 28 and 29 and presents a rare opportunity to paint Seabrook’s stunning vistas with …

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Mar 20

Grill Safety

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By Chad Kelly for The Island Connection The weather is warming up so it is time to start enjoying time outdoors with family. One of the most popular things to do is a cookout. On average there are 8,300 home fires each year caused by grills, of those 7,100 were started by gas grills. Here …

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Mar 19

Seasons Of The South: Cannellini Bean Burgers

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By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection Ingredients • 2 15.5 oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed • ¼ cup minced pickled carrot • 1 stalk celery, minced • 2 piquillo peppers, minced and drained (drying on paper towels helps) • 1 clove garlic, minced • 4 green onions, thinly sliced • 2 tablespoons …

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Mar 18

Wadmalaw Island Community Center Helps Stabilize A Devastated Community

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By Bertha Smalls Middleton for The Island Connection After the shooting on Johns Island that resulted in the death of Dwayne Blake on Jan. 17, 2015, concerned Wadmalaw Island Community Center members, including Demetri Wright and Phillip Mack came together and decided that something must be done to stop the violence in the community. With …

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Mar 18

Bob Lefevre Offers Drawing Workshop

A free drawing workshop is being offered at the Lake House tomorrow afternoon.

Staff Report for The Island Connection Artist and Seabrook Island Art Guild president, Bob Lefevre, will teach a drawing workshop on March 19 at the Lake House Eagle’s Nest room from 1-3 p.m. This workshop is targeted to all who want to learn to draw or improve their drawing abilities. It will be a hands-on …

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Mar 18

Warmer Waters Will Herald The Coming Of Fishing Season

Having laid low the last few months to avoid dolphins, redfish will transform from simply surviving to becoming predators.

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection  Temperatures have been all over the place this winter with a string of nice days followed by days in the 30s. Throughout it all though, it was possible to catch redfish especially on the sunny days. Expect the fishing to markedly improve as the arrival of spring brings …

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Mar 17

Important Bobcat Habitat On Kiawah Gains Greater Protection

The mature maritime forest on the property recently donated to the Conservancy has great ecological value.

By Jennifer Woody for The Island Connection On Feb. 23, 2015, the Kiawah Conservancy accepted donation of 132 Halona Lane. This is a 0.23 acre property is located in the southeastern portion of the Indigo Park subdivision. It is bounded by similar undeveloped parcels, including 128 and 130 Halona Lane, which were added to the …

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