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May 03 2018

South Carolina High School Writing Finalists Announced

Staff Report for The Island Connection Forty-one high school juniors and seniors from across the state have been named finalists in the fifth South Carolina High School Writing Contest. Johns Island residents, Maria Traver and English Calhoun Walpole, both juniors at Charleston County School of the Arts and Jasmine Smith, a senior at Porter-Gaud, are …

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May 03 2018

Alyssa Gallo

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Volunteer service has been an integral part of Alyssa Gallo’s life. Growing up in New York, she served as a volunteer camp counselor and basketball coach. After attending her first two years of college at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., she transferred to the College …

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May 02 2018

WaterProof Needs Volunteers

Staff Report for The Island Connection WaterProof is a volunteer 501c3 organization of members of the Seabrook, Bohicket and Kiawah communities that has been giving free water safety and swimming instruction to kindergartners and first graders of local schools for the last 6 years. This year’s 2-week, morning, teaching program called “WaterWise” will run May …

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May 01 2018

Annual Gullah Celebration Benefits Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation

By Shirley Salvo for The Island Connection The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) will be presenting its Fourth Annual Gullah Celebration at Freshfields Village on Saturday, May 19 from 3-6 p.m. Festivities will include music, a large silent auction, craft vendors, a children’s art show, and Gullah food as well as wine, beer and …

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Apr 30 2018

Foundation Honors Dr. Victor Agusta

By Lori Leary for The Island Connection Dr. Victor Agusta, volunteer physician at Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic, was presented with the 2017 Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Foundation Angel Oak Award on Wednesday, March 21.  The ceremony was held at the Seabrook Island Club. The prestigious award was established by the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club in 2012 …

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Apr 27 2018

Mary Whyte Meets George W Bush

By Barbara Burgess for The Island Connection Seabrook artist Mary Whyte had a surprise note in her mail one day. Her manager called her and said: “You are not going to believe who wrote to you today.” It turns out to have been a handwritten note from former President George W. Bush. Mary had sent …

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Apr 26 2018

Sanford Applauds Decision On Captain Sams Spit

Staff Report for The Island Connection On April 19, Representative Mark Sanford released the following statement in response to the South Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling to deny the construction of a seawall on Captain Sams Spit: “I applaud their decision. In balancing private property rights with public cost and access, and I believe this makes …

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Apr 25 2018

Sundials And Plantings

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Garden Club met on a cloudy day in March to dedicate the sundial they presented to the Town of Kiawah, to “honor past, present, and future members who volunteer their service to our beautiful island.” The sundial had been placed in the garden area directly …

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Apr 24 2018

South Carolina Supreme Court Rules On Captain Sams Spit

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled unanimously in favor of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League’s case against Kiawah Partners’ efforts to construct a bulkhead and revetment 2783 feet along Captain Sams Spit. The April 18 decision marks the fourth time the SCSC has ruled …

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Apr 19 2018

Racquet Club Supports Local Clinic

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Annual Barrier Island Round Robin Benefit Day took place on March 7 at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club and included a separate Men’s and Women’s Round Robin followed by a raffle. This year the tennis community raised a record $6,200 for a great local cause, the Barrier Island …

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