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Jan 18 2019

Ambassador Program Fosters Inclusion And Peer-To-Peer Learning

By Erica Taylor for The Island Connection Photos courtesy of CCSD Bilingual students at St. John’s High School are setting the example for what a successful high school student looks like. They are taking ownership of their education by participating in the new Ambassador Program that pairs non-English speaking students with a Heritage speaking student. …

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Jan 17 2019

Free Hunley Tours This Weekend For Federal Employees

By Kellen Correia for Island Connection  Friends of the Hunley will give free admission for public tours this weekend to any Federal Government employee with current identification.  The charity is offering this to employees to help them during the government shutdown and as a show of support for all they do. The free tickets will …

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Jan 17 2019

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: December 18, 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Public hearings were on the agenda for the Town of Seabrook Island Town Council meeting of Dec. 18. The assembly got a fifteen-minute jump on its usual 2:30 p.m. start time. SITC is calling for a 33.1% increase in revenues/expenditures for fiscal 2019, putting the budget …

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Jan 16 2019

Wellness House Celebrates Decade Of Service

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Wellness Center turned 10 years old last December. Despite its maturity, the philanthropy is the youngest chapter of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, an organization started by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in 1989. The center’s team didn’t want …

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Jan 15 2019

I-526 Is Back On The Table

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank voted to approve $420 million for the completion of I-526 at their meeting in Columbia on Jan. 10. The funding has been offered and withdrawn multiple times, (2016, 2018) starting with the initial allocation of the same amount over a …

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Jan 11 2019

Letter To The Editor: Free Coverage For Liberal Billionaire?

Surprised to see your heavy front page glowing coverage of liberal billionaire lobbyist Tom Steyer, especially in a paper that’s “The Newspaper for Kiawah, Seabrook and Bohicket Marina.” Why did you cover an uber leftist political activist who spoke in Charleston in a local island paper? Did he pay you for that glowing coverage of …

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Jan 10 2019

SEADOGS Annual Meeting To Be Held January 29

By Mitch Pulwer for The Island Connection SEADOGS, the Seabrook Island dogs-on-the-beach advocacy group, announced today that the Annual Meeting will occur on Jan. 29, starting at 6 p.m. in the Live Oak Hall at the Lake House. On this year’s agenda, the officers will provide an annual review of 2018 for the SEADOGS organization. …

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Jan 10 2019

Around In Circles

By Tom McQueeney, Special to The Island Connection Several years in compilation, Around in Circles details the seemingly endless stories of a local NCAA basketball celebrity, Les Robinson. If ever there was a Forrest Gump figure in the sport, this affable Sullivan’s Island resident would be the main character. The Les Robinson story weaves through …

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Jan 09 2019

Fashions, Food And Fun

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection On Dec.14, the Kiawah Island Garden Club hosted members of the Seabrook Island Home and Garden Club for a brunch and fashion show. The event was held at the Sandcastle, which provided ocean views as the backdrop for the show. The models were members of the Kiawah Island …

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Jan 08 2019

Pet Food Assistance To Federal Workers

By Kay Hyman for Island Connection The Pet Food Bank at Charleston Animal Society is helping families of federal workers. Due to the government shutdown, they are reminding the public that for families and people in need, they do offer free pet food. Due to the extended government shutdown, many find themselves trying to make …

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