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Oct 26 2018

Holiday Shopping For Local Students

By Barbara Griffin for The Island Connection Angel Oak Elementary is a Title 1 school, meaning that many families are at or below the poverty line. The Hootieville Holiday Shop will give every student an opportunity to experience the joy of shopping for gifts for their loved ones and pets the week of December 17. …

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Oct 25 2018

Carol Tempel Seeks House Seat 115

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer “It’s declined,” said Carol Tempel when asked about South Carolina’s rank in education since she last ran for SC House seat 115. Her chagrined response came during a “meet & greet” held Oct. 11 at an undisclosed Kiawah Island address. Tempel ran for the seat in …

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Oct 24 2018

Together SC Launches #yalltogetherSC

By Madeleine McGee for The Island Connection Together SC, the state’s network of nonprofit organizations, has launched South Carolina’s firstever statewide social media collaboration using the hashtag #yalltogetherSC to coincide with #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that occurs each year on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The campaign was announced earlier this …

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Oct 24 2018

Love Birds

By SC DNR for The Island Connection Coastal bird populations face multiple threats, including habitat loss and degradation, human disturbance, increased predation and sea level rise, and an innovative public private partnership needs to raise $1.2 million between now and Dec. 14 in order to take advantage of a prime opportunity to address this problem …

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Oct 23 2018

Charleston Animal Society Serves 20,000 Animals Annually

By George Reinhart for The Island Connection Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club’s Oct. 3 dinner speaker was Jennifer Winchester, Director of Philanthropy at the Charleston Animal Society. She was introduced by exchange members, Laurel and Hank Greer. For over 144 years, Charleston Animal Society has been preventing cruelty to animals. Its vision is one in which all …

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Oct 19 2018

Fall Brings Best Fishing Of The Year

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection Fall has arrived bringing with it cooler weather and shorter days. But don’t put your rods and reels away just yet because we’re about to experience the best fishing of the year! Fishermen will continue to find success with live bait but artificial lures should become increasingly productive. …

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Oct 18 2018

Madison Keys To Play Volvo Car Open

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection  Madison Keys has committed to play the 2019 Volvo Car Open, March 30 – April 7, 2019 on Daniel Island. The 23-year-old American will join US Open champion Sloane Stephens and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki in the growing player field. Keys’ 2018 season includes two semifinal Grand …

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Oct 16 2018

Registration Open For Festival Of Lights

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection  Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to traverse through hundreds of spectacular light displays that fascinate thousands every holiday season. This year’s Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk takes place on Nov. 7 and 8 at James Island County Park. This unique event …

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Oct 15 2018

Dogtober Fest At Kiawah

By Leah Burris for The Island Connection KICA’s Dogtoberfest is the ultimate Fall festival, uniting pets, Halloween, Oktoberfest and community at the center of Freshfields Village with a dog costume contest, wine and beer tastings, adorable adoptable pets, vendors and more. The 12th Annual Dogtoberfest is on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1-5 p.m. and admission …

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Oct 15 2018

Huddled Masses Yearning To Breathe Free

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection  Photos provided by the Tenement Museum in New York Numb from the ceaseless clamor of news about immigrant bans, terrorism, border walls and fear, my husband and I visited the Tenement Museum in New York hoping for some perspective. We are both second generation Americans; all of our …

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