Jun 21 2018

Our Lady Of Mercy Community Outreach Receives $30,000

By Traci Rhoden for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from Delta Dental of Missouri, which also does business in South Carolina as Delta Dental of South Carolina. The Delta Dental grant was awarded to support the Dental Services for the Uninsured: …

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Jun 20 2018

Stranded Sea Turtle On Kiawah Island

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection On May 23, a beachgoer spotted a distressed loggerhead sea turtle in a tidal pool in front of the Sanctuary Hotel. The Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol responded and then notified South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Once SCDNR arrived on the scene, they began to load the …

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Jun 19 2018

Robinson’s Football Camp Is Back

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection Photos courtesy of the Arizona Cardinals Edmond Robinson’s Football Camp is back for its second consecutive year, scheduled for July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Johns High School (1518 Main Road). Both boys and girls between the ages of 8-18 are …

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Jun 19 2018

Town Of Kiawah Island Appeals DHEC’s Jurisdictional Lines

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor The TOKI regular meeting was called to order on June 5 and Mayor Weaver wasted no time in jumping to approve the previous month’s meeting minutes. Councilmember Mezzanotte had sent a couple of changes to Town Clerk, Petra Reynolds, and the minutes were unanimously approved. Mayor Weaver’s …

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Jun 19 2018

Former Town Of Kiawah Island Employees Plead Guilty

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer “Former Town of Kiawah Officials Indicted for Wire Fraud,” read the announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) on Tuesday November 14, 2017. Three days later, Tumiko Rucker, age 42, and Harrison Kenneth Gunnells, age 59, pleaded innocent to the charges associated with embezzling $200,000, …

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Jun 14 2018

Farm-to-Table Supper Celebrates Conservation

By Amber Cook  for The Island Connection On Saturday, June 30 from 6 – 9 p.m., Lowcountry Land Trust will hold its 4th annual Farm-to-Table Supper at the Ambrose family home on Wadmalaw Island. The 2018 Farm-to-Table Supper is presented by the Ambrose Family Farm and Anderson Insurance Associates. The event is designed to highlight …

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Jun 13 2018

Easy Empanadas

By Mary Markel for The Island Connection Makes 30 “The filling for this recipe only requires about ¼ lb of ground beef. I go ahead and make a larger batch and serve the excess filling for a taco salad or chalupas. I usually freeze the empanadas and bake from frozen for easy entertaining.”  Ingredients:  1 …

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Jun 13 2018

Hurricane Season 2018 Blows In

By Dave Williams for The Island Connection The easiest way to look into the future is to take a gander at the past. The last two hurricane seasons in the Lowcountry, have been impacted by at least a few tropical systems, the most notable of those being Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017). Matthew was a …

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Jun 12 2018

Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation Celebrates

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection Photos by Jada Phillips On the heels of its very successful Gullah Celebration held recently at Freshfields Village, the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) held a gala celebration of its own by hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday evening, June 2 at Sweetgrass Gardens on Plow …

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Jun 12 2018

Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

By Henry Hay for The Island Connection With recent hurricanes Matthew and Irma and another busy season predicted, more people are interested in protecting their homes and businesses. After Katrina in 2005, there was a huge increase in demand for home hurricane protection and inquires into hurricane protection have continued over the last two years, …

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