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Jun 22 2017

Town Of Kiawah Island Council Meeting Report, June 6

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Council for the Town of Kiawah Island was ready to meet on June 6. However, neither the town’s attorney, nor town administrator were. Both would miss the council meeting because each had a different meeting they had to attend. “I hope we don’t encounter any parliamentary conundrums …

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Jun 21 2017

Local Resident, Author Releases First Book

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By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Photos courtesy of Jody Mack Photography Bonnie Compton ditched Maryland and moved to Seabrook Island 8 years ago. “[My husband, Greg and] I love the island life, the beach, wearing flip flops year round, nature, and the wonderful people we’ve met,” Compton told The Island Connection. She …

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Jun 20 2017

Kiawah Cares Distributes Donations To Education, Community Programs

Pictured from left to right: Ian Freeman (KCF Secretary), Jane Riley-Gambrell (CIS Executive Director), Liz Burwell (KCF Treasurer) and Tom Stallings (CHIP Volunteer).

By Doug Reynolds for The Island Connection May was Kiawah Giving Month for the Kiawah Cares Foundation and island property owners responded with $41,305 in donations, 118 percent of KCF’s goal. In addition, the foundation matched the first $20,000 dollars in donations to reach a total of $61,305. These donations are being used to help …

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Jun 18 2017

Local Author Releases New Novel And Conservation Message

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By Angela May for Island Connection New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe releases BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT on June 20 with local book signing events and an effort to raise awareness about migrating shorebirds. Shorebirds and the brown pelican are the backdrop of Monroe’s BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT, which is set on the …

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Jun 16 2017

Surf In The City

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By Bonny Wolfe for The Island Connection The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to be teaming up with The Carolina Surf Film Festival and Channels to present a night of Surf Films in downtown Charleston, SC on Friday, July 14 at 8pm. We hope to make Surf in the City an annual event in which …

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Jun 15 2017

Seasons Of The South: Shrimp Salad With Deviled Eggs

By Marilyn Markel for The Island Connection With summer here in the Carolinas we are lucky enough to have local shrimp. As you walk along the beach the shrimp boats become more abundant. This year is starting out to be a very good shrimp year. I got some beauties at Magwood Seafood at the Mount …

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Jun 15 2017

Forecasters Predict Above Normal Hurricane Season

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Staff Reports for The Island Connection Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, …

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Jun 14 2017

Charleston Cares

By Carrie Moores for The Island Connection Cynthia Cronk is a Johns Island resident and a human resources volunteer at Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic, now in her third year of service. Cronk retired to Charleston and was seeking meaningful volunteer work. Her background in human resources had already exposed her to the healthcare business, …

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Jun 14 2017

June 2017 Fishing Report

Capt. Geoff Bennett with fresh catch.

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for Island Connection It’s a fantastic time to be fishing here in Charleston! The usual suspects, redfish and trout, are now complimented by a host of seasonal species including spanish mackerel, ladyfish and sharks. Combined with warmer temperatures, the fishing conditions are now excellent. Redfish have been making quick work of any …

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Jun 13 2017

Joys Of Boating

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By Capt. Chad Stewart for The Island Connection Let’s face it, docking in the Charleston area can create a lot of anxiety and has caused more than a few marital spats. Below are a few rules to make docking easier. 1. Test your transmission BEFORE approaching. 2. Have a plan. 3. Have a “bailout” maneuver. …

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