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Aug 17 2017

Seabrook Island Municipal Election

By Faye Allbritton for The Island Connection The Town of Seabrook Island election for Mayor, Town Council (4 positions) and Utility Commission (1 position) is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7. The filing period for candidates is now open and will run through noon on Friday, Sept. 8. Mayor and Town Council positions are two-year terms …

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Aug 16 2017

Town Of Kiawah Island Municipal Center Completion

The new Town of Kiawah Island Municipal Center at 4475 Betsy Kerrison Dr.

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah Island is pleased to announce completion of the new Kiawah Island Municipal Center. The Town will host a grand opening of the new facility located at 4475 Betsy Kerrison Dr. on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ribbon cutting …

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Aug 15 2017

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting, August 1 2017

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Editor The last Town Council Meeting in the current facility opened with an air of anticipation for the new Town Hall, which opened Monday Aug. 7. Mayor Weaver began the meeting with a proposed amendment to the agenda regarding item 6a. Approval of the Island Beach Services Franchise Amendment, …

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Aug 15 2017

The Great American Eclipse

Eclipse Terms Explained
Baily’s beads: The effect seen just before and just after totality when only a few points of sunlight are visible through valleys around the edge of the moon.
Chromosphere: The lower atmosphere of the sun just above the photosphere that appears as a thin crimson ring around the edge of the sun during a total solar eclipse.
Corona: The upper atmosphere of the sun. It appears as a halo around the sun during a total solar eclipse.
Diamond ring: The effect seen in the few seconds just before and after totality of a total solar eclipse when there is a single point of sunlight brilliantly shining through a valley on the limb of the moon.

By Susan Hill Smith for The Island Connection Expect a lot of jostling for position as people consider viewing spots for the Aug. 21 “Great American Eclipse,” and don’t be surprised if the event draws some extra celestial attention to Isle of Palms, the final U.S. city the moon’s shadow will touch before heading into …

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Aug 11 2017

McLeod Plantation Historic Site Hosts Photography Exhibit

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to host a one-day pop-up photography exhibit at McLeod Plantation Historic Site. On Sunday, Aug. 20, award winning photographer Pete Marovich will show selections from his exhibit entitled Shadows of the Gullah Geechee at the historic site on …

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Aug 11 2017

From The Editor

The July 21 Island Connection News article covering the July 11 Kiawah Island Town Council meeting incorrectly identified the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, in reference to rezoning issues. The same article misstated that the new conference center is planned for East Beach, when actually it is planned for West Beach. In addition, the report stated …

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Aug 10 2017

Charlestown Summer Classic Horseshow Concludes

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By Brent Petri for The Island Connection The 26th Charlestown Summer Classic has just reached its conclusion, dolling out a staggering $70,000 in prize money between two grand prix. Since the late 80’s The Classic Company has been producing equestrian competitions encompassing riders and horses of all skill levels, beginner to professional. They’ve fostered a …

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Aug 10 2017

Weather Alert

Dave Williams

By Dave Williams for Island Connection News   I can watch hurricanes for days on satellites orbiting the earth. I can even track tornadoes on Doppler radar. The one thing you cannot foretell is where that next lightning strike is going to connect between the cloud and the earth. Let’s start with the basics, a …

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Aug 09 2017

Fall Educational Offerings Open For Registration

Participants in the OLMCO afterschool programs (l-r): Lia G., Savannah S., Deonte L.

By Ryan Vrba for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach (OLMCO) is wrapping up another summer and preparing for a fall semester full of educational offerings for residents of James, Johns, and Wadmalaw Islands. This summer they once again offered the Yes I Can! Summer Camp for children rising into grades 2-5. …

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Aug 09 2017

Next Steps Johns Island Needs Volunteers

An example of rag quilting.

By Denise Doyon for The Island Connection Photos by Linda Mecchi  Next Steps Johns Island (NSJI) is a faith-based, non-profit organization serving the needs of Johns Island, Wadmalaw and Red Top. Its charter is to offer a hand-up, not a hand-out, by working with participants to clarify their needs and goals in an effort to …

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