May 26 2016

Kiawah Island Garden Club Party

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By Martha Zink for The Island Connection On May 9, the Kiawah Island Garden Club enjoyed a Garden Party at the lovely home of Edna Roberds. Members were greeted in the driveway and offered Bellinis for their stroll through the gardens which surround her Southern style home. A native of Charleston, Edna of course has …

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May 25 2016

Chamber Music Charleston Concludes Season With Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Chamber Music Series Performance

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By Sandra Nikolajevs for The Island Connection Chamber Music Charleston concludes the 2015-2016 concert season with a special performance on the Spotlight Concert Series of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church (98 Wentworth Street). Guest narrator Ann Caldwell joins violinists Jenny Weiss and Frances Hsieh, …

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May 25 2016

Don’t Plug That In!

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection So you have decided it’s time to quit that nasty smoking habit and one way is to try the “new” E-Cigs out on the market. You go to the store and get one that looks like a cigarette and has a charger for it which has a usb …

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May 24 2016

Freshfields Village Hosts Summer Concert And Starlight Cinema Series

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By Ashley Brady for The Island Connection Freshfields Village kicks off the summer season with its annual Summer Concert Series on May 27, 2016. The Memorial Day Weekend celebration is a free event, with two nights of live music on the Village Green. Friday’s performance will feature Swingin Richards, a high energy band playing all …

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May 24 2016

Yacht Club Announces New ‘Commodoreable’

Staff Report for Island Connection On April 28, 2016, the Seabrook Island Lakes Yacht Club met at the home of long time residents Doug and Lee Hurd. The Hurds founded the club when, as early island settlers, they wanted to create a way to meet neighbors and later greet new homeowners to share valuable information …

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May 24 2016

Spoleto Festival Finale At Middleton Place

The Spoleto Festival Finale is Sunday, June 12.

By Jessie Bagley for The Island Connection Charleston area acts The High Divers, Jordon Igoe, and SUSTO will perform on the main stage at Spoleto Festival USA’s popular Wells Fargo Festival Finale on Sunday, June 12 at Middleton Place. These three acts precede a performance by eight-piece soul band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats …

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May 23 2016

Our Lady Of Mercy Community Outreach Hires New Director Of Development

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Staff Report for Island Connection Michelle Boudet joined Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services in March 2016. She is originally from Kansas, but has called Charleston home for the past 10 years. Michelle brings 11 years of nonprofit experience with her and is fluent in Spanish and French. She received her BA from the …

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May 23 2016

Costume Change

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By Carol Antman for The Island Connection Jonathan Green says that costume designer Annie Simon understands his vision for “Porgy and Bess” “in a glorifying way.” But it took awhile. After all, the internationally acclaimed Lowcountry artist is using the opera to change a paradigm that has plagued the African American community incessantly. When Spoleto …

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May 21 2016

Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic Raises $172,000 At Golf Fundraiser

“Kiawah Island Club was proud to host and sponsor the annual BIFMC golf tournament on Cassique.” 
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By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection Longtime Johns Island resident Wayne Dubose credits Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, a non-profit organization that provides free health care to uninsured, low income adults who live or work on Johns, Wadmalaw and James Islands, with saving his life. Approximately two years ago, Dubose could barely walk through …

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May 21 2016

Little Piccolo Has Big Plans For You

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By Carol Antman for The Island Connection “Piccolo Spoleto is little but by no means small,” says Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs Director Scott Watson. In fact, the 17 day festival that begins on May 27 will include over 500 performing literary and visual arts events. Begun as a companion to the major Spoleto Festival, …

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