Apr 18

Endangered Local Turtle Gets Noticed

The Diamondback Terrapin lives in the marshes of South Carolina.

By Marilyn Blizard for The Island Connection On April 22, 2013 Mayor Charles Lipuma designated the Year of the Diamondback Terrapins of the Kiawah River to be a 365 day event. It became a welcome mandate for the Kiawah River Terrapin Working Group to make a monumental effort to build stewardship for this rare turtle …

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Apr 18

Malware Is Just A Click Away

  By Bob Hooper For The Island Connection You already know that clicking on ads, links in emails and such can cause you some major headaches. In this column I want to warn against doing it once again. In the past 2 weeks I have seen a major increase in ads being hijacked and used …

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Apr 17

Artfields Revitalizes Lake City

Kathy Clark paints on site.

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection Until 2013, T.OD Johnson’s place on Saul Street was Lake City’s singular art gallery. His storefront window is a hodgepodge of cheap Asian cups and knick-knacks surrounded by arts and crafts (portraits, Eskimo and Indian motifs, hanging mobiles of spiraling cardboard and collaged cereal boxes) that he’d accumulated …

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Apr 16

Artists In Residence

Sunset on Seabrook by Tina Mayland.

By Anne Harris for The Island Connection After a successful career in the corporate world, Lowcountry artist Tina Mayland welcomed the opportunity to use the “right side” of her brain after her retirement ten years ago. “A childhood mentor once told me that being an artist was 10 percent talent and 90 percent hard work,” …

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Apr 16

Celebrate Earth Day

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By Candace Dyal for The Island Connection Announcing the 4th Annual Indigo Park Earth Day Celebration. This year, Dyal Compass, a leader in the field of environmentally friendly property development, will be showing the critically acclaimed documentaries “Trashed,” “The Cove” and “Food, Inc.” Visitors are encouraged to view the films and walk the gorgeous waterfront …

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Apr 15

Dinosaur Bones Come To Kiawah Fine Jewelry

This money clip features Mokume Gane inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil Mammoth tusk.

By Colleen Troy for The Island Connection Fashion experts note that men’s interest in and purchases of jewelry is growing at a faster pace than women’s. And one local retailer is ready to meet the market need.  Kiawah Fine Jewelry has acquired exclusive rights to a new line of luxury accessories for men. The store, …

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Apr 15

Celebrate Easter At Freshfields

Staff Report for The Island Connection Celebrate spring at the annual Freshfield’s Easter Festival on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With activities for the whole family. Free children’s activities such as a jump castle, inflatable obstacle course, mechanical bull, face-painting and Easter crafts will be available. Interactive performer, John Cusatis, will …

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Apr 11

Seabrook Town Council, March 25, 2014

Financials As Mayor Terry Ahearn was not present for the meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Ron Ciancio led the proceedings, starting with the financial report. After noting the adjustment made to the Town’s Emergency Preparedness Fund to bring it to $1.2 million, as approved during the February Council meeting, Ciancio stated that the revenues for the …

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Apr 11

Abstract Artist Holds Workshop

By Roberta Boatti for The Island Connection Abstract artist and former Seabrook Island Artist Guild president, Colleen Wiessmann, will offer a free interactive workshop on the art of creating vibrant, abstract art. The session, which is open to all, will be held in the Eagle Nest room at the Lake House on Thursday, April 24 …

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Apr 10

Kiawah Town Council, April 4, 2014

Citizen’s Comments Wendy Kulick stated that she has attended most of the meetings in which the Public Safety Committee has discussed purchasing a quick response vehicle and heard that there might be a way that the Town could fund it. If that were the case, Kulick requested that, if the support came in the form …

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