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Sep 19 2018

Debbie Jones

By Christine Vinciguerra for Island Connection When her friend Nancy Heiss told her about Respite Care Charleston’s programs, Debbie Jones decided to check it out for herself and she found it to be the perfect volunteer opportunity for her. Jones was born in Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and grew up on a large family farm. …

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Sep 18 2018

Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club Annual Holiday Event

By Lori Leary for Island Connection Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club invites all island residents to welcome in the upcoming Christmas season with a buffet dinner and bus trip to the Gaillard Center for Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s POP’s Concert, Swingin’ Christmas With Tony DeSare on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Back by popular demand, celebrated vocalist and pianist Tony …

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Sep 18 2018

Tri County Republicans Celebrate Congressmen

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Charleston County Republican Party joined hands with the Dorchester County Republican Party and Berkeley County Republican Party to honor the former Congressmen of the First Congressional District. The banquet was held on Thursday, August 16 at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant. The event recognized the service of Tommy …

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Sep 17 2018

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: August 28, 2018

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Ron Ciancio says he is heartened by the level of engagement exhibited by Seabrook residents of late, even at the expense of shorter meetings. The trend continued, with council chambers brimming with attendees for Seabrook’s August Town Council (SITC) meeting. Following the dispatch of parliamentary …

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Sep 17 2018

Clara Yang Performs At College Of Charleston

By Tiffany Gammell for The Island Connection The College of Charleston Department of Music’s International Piano Series is pleased to present pianist Clara Yang, who will be performing at the Sottile Theater on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Praised by Fanfare as “a first-rate pianist who isn’t afraid of challenges,” Chinese-American pianist Clara Yang has …

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Sep 14 2018

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: September 4, 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor After routine opening procedures, the Kiawah Town Council meeting got underway with all councilmembers in attendance. Mayor Weaver’s report included notice that 2018 is a municipal election year and the mayor’s office and all the councilmembers are up for re-election. The candidate filing period opened Sept. 4 …

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Sep 14 2018

Unforgettable By Design

By Carol Antman For The Island Connection “You want to go WHERE?” my two sisters and I asked our mother when she suggested another girl’s trip. “You could choose anywhere. Paris is nice this time of year! Why Columbus, Indiana??” “But it’s been my dream to go there,” she insisted. Truly we’d follow her anywhere …

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Sep 13 2018

Investing For Social Change

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Stuart Williams has a gift for finance, but his passion has always been the environment. The UK citizen made his career in Europe’s banking industry with a focus on what he calls, “effective, causative change,” regarding environmental conservation. He moved to Kiawah from New York 6 …

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Sep 12 2018

Charleston County Parks And Recreation Commission Builds First Public Pool

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) broke ground on a pool construction project in Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The complex will be called the West County Aquatic Center and will be located near the new Hollywood Town Center off Highway 165. The pool will be …

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Sep 05 2018

Seabrook Island Birders Announces Fall Schedule

By Nancy Brown for The Island Connection The Activity Committee of the Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) has created an exciting selection of birding trips for the fall months, which include a great deal of diversity to appeal to a wide group of members. Visit SeabrookIslandBirders.org/bird-walks to learn more details and register.  Learning Together – These …

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