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May 21 2019

Gullah Celebration Reaches New Heights

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection Saturday, May 4 started out with ominous dark grey clouds looming just across the Kiawah River, but the threatening rain stayed away for what turned out to be near perfect weather for the 5th Annual Gullah Celebration held on the Freshfields Village Green. “Over 800 people visited this …

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May 17 2019

SCDNR Courtesy Boat Inspections Set During Memorial Day Weekend

Staff Report for Island Connection With the approaching very busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will be holding courtesy boat inspections at public boat landings across the state. SCDNR officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection of your boat to make sure you have …

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May 17 2019

Letter To The Editor: A Veteran’s Affairs Soldier In Need

The young man volunteered for The Armed Services of the United States. In his case, Army. He had his reasons, like adventure, “Be All That You Can Be,” and not really knowing what else he wanted to do. So, he served his country. Went to war in the Middle East and became a good soldier. …

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May 16 2019

Colleen Chisholm

By Christine Vinciguerra for The Island Connection When Colleen Chisholm was looking for a new way to help others, she sought out Respite Care Charleston based on a friend’s recommendation. As a former social worker and kindergarten aid, volunteering with RCC’s day program for adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia is a perfect match for Colleen’s …

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May 16 2019

Academic Magnet Named Best School In United States

By Erica Taylor for The Island Connection Academic Magnet High School has been named the Best High School in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 17,000 schools that were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and …

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May 15 2019

Patriot Art Foundation Launches

By Michael Krause for The Island Connection In 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of current day American veterans. WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America is Whyte’s remarkable series depicting military veterans of all ages and in all walks of …

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May 14 2019

Treating Addiction

By Barbara Radin Fox for The Island Connection In the previous column I wrote about addictions. This month I will address the treatment for this disease. First of all, it is important to note that there is no cure for addictions. There is treatment, however, that is called “recovery” that puts this disease in remission. …

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May 14 2019

Local Rider In Great Cycle Challenge

Staff Report for The Island Connection Lisa Giuliani, a resident of Charleston, is planning to ride 300 miles and raise $2,500 during the month of June for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) in support of its 5th annual Great Cycle Challenge USA. Great Cycle Challenge USA encourages cyclists across the United States to challenge themselves …

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May 13 2019

Shellfish Harvesting Season To Close May 31

By Erin Weeks for Island Connection South Carolina’s 2018-2019 season for the harvest of oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds will close on Friday, May 31, 2019 at one half hour after official sunset, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officials. Because higher …

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May 13 2019

Pirates Invade Bohicket Marina

By Captain Rhett Butler for The Island Connection For the past three summers, the Pirates of Charleston have been successfully hunting treasure in Bohicket Creek. This year will be no different. Join the Captain and crew of the Black Ghost Pirate ship for a fun interactive adventure for the entire family. Children ages 3-10 are …

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