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Nov 30 2009

Kiawah Town Council – November 3, 2009

Public hearing: second reading for ordinance 2209-10 A public hearing was held for the second reading of ordinance 2009-10: Health and Sanitation, at 1:30pm before the 2pm Council meeting. A few residents arrived to speak at the meeting, all of them thanking the Town and Councilman McHugh for working with them on the issue. “Speaking …

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Nov 30 2009

The fight for Cap’n Sams

By Kristin Hackler A crisp fall morning welcomed the first day of November in the Lowcountry, and the sharp breeze helped to draw the last remnants of sleepiness from a gathering of more than 120 kayakers assembled at Kiawah’s Mingo Point. By 11am, a battalion of 80 rented single and tandem kayaks and more than …

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Nov 30 2009

The preservation practices of Tina Mayland

By Kristin Hackler The customer couldn’t believe her eyes as she stared at the ribbons of crimson, violet and copper spilling over a thick bank of loblolly pines and pooling on the rippling mirrored surface of a Lowcounty creek. “You don’t really have sunsets like that around here, do you?” she asked the artist incredulously. …

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Nov 30 2009

Johns Island Council – November 5, 2009

Charleston City Council member Tim Mallard arrived to have an informal question and answer session with the Council before the meeting began. Council members asked questions ranging from the widening of Maybank Road to traffic lights, snipe signs littering, construction waste burning, turning lanes on Maybank, and traffic on the Stono bridge. Mallard replied that, …

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Nov 30 2009

New hours for recycling centers

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department (formerly known as the Solid Waste and Recycling Department) has adjusted the hours of operation for its staffed convenience centers around daylight-saving time. The new hours will allow for the convenience centers to be open only during daylight hours. The new hours for all convenience centers are: •November 1 through …

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Nov 30 2009

Racing toward the Kiawah Island Marathon

By Sarah Latshaw, Kiawah Conservancy Taken from the October 2009 Nature Notes The 2009 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon is quickly approaching! The 32nd running of the Marathon, hosted by Kiawah Island Golf Resort, is taking place on Saturday, December 12 at 8am. We expect over 3,000 athletes from around the country to compete in …

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Nov 30 2009

Kiawah Islanders elected to MUSC Foundation Board

At a recent Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Foundation Board meeting, William (Bill) A. Baker, Jr., of Kiawah Island and Chairman of the Board of The Baker Companies headquartered in Pleasantville, NY, was re-elected as the Board’s Vice Chair, serving with re-elected Chair of the Board, Anita Zucker. Newly elected to the board to …

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Oct 31 2009

It’s all about the lighting

Judging a photo contest is tough, so when the Seabrook Camera Club asked The Island Connection to judge their “Boats Afloat” photo contest, we searched around for some experts to help us make the tough decisions. With our offices located on Sullivan’s Island, we were able to pull from the island’s incredibly artistic community. For …

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Oct 31 2009

Seabrook candidates’ stand on the road

Staff report The Farm to Market Road, the Cross Island Expressway, the Johns Island Greenway; call it what you will, the plan to build a road across southern Johns Island connecting River Rd to Betsy Kerrison has been discussed on the islands for more than 40 years. But as the idea becomes more tenable, the …

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Oct 31 2009

The seven pirate ghosts of Capn Sams

By Sidi Limehouse Sams was his last name, not his first. Sams was not a possessive man, he never owned any land. Capn is a term of respect. Sams was a capn, not a Captain. He had no “t” in his name. He could have had that “t”, but kept it kept authority at bay. …

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