Category Archive: All Articles

Oct 06 2017

Correction

In the last issue of the Island Connection the Kiawah Town Council report for Sept. 5 contained two inaccuracies. Kiawah Town Council did not approve a new development plan but rather a proposal to repair deficiencies to the Kiawah River Bridge and shoreline erosion along Kiawah Island Parkway. In addition, Council approved a proposal for …

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Oct 05 2017

“LowcountryLOVEforVI” To Deliver Aid To Storm Battered Virgin Islands

Staff Report for The Island Connection In response to the death and destruction Hurricane Irma inflicted on the U.S. Virgin Islands, a small, dedicated group of Lowcountry volunteers has banded together to form “LowcountryLOVEforVI,” a grassroots charity effort devoted to collecting and delivering much-needed supplies to residents of the islands victimized by the storm. When …

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Oct 04 2017

Dr. James Commette

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Throughout his career, Dr. James Commette always gave back to his local community and globally through gratuitous dentistry. Even after his retirement, he continues to make a difference by volunteering at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach’s Wellness Center. Dr. Commette was born and raised in Beverly, MA. …

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Oct 03 2017

2017 Angel Oak Award Nominations Open

By Alan Armstrong for The Island Connection The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its Angel Oak Award. The annual award was first presented in 2012 and recognizes a person who performs volunteer services which contribute significantly to the people and/or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah, and/ or Seabrook Island. The award …

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Oct 03 2017

Salsa To The Sounds Of Latin America

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Experience sensational sounds and vibrant performances at the Latin American Festival, Sunday, Oct. 15 at Wannamaker County Park. This 26th annual event celebrates Latin American music, dance, art, food and children’s activities and is highlighted by amazing performances inspired by culture from around the globe. All ages are …

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Oct 03 2017

Sloane Stephens, U.S. Open Champion, To Play 2018 Volvo Car Open

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection Newly crowned U.S. Open champion and 2016 Volvo Car Open champion Sloane Stephens has committed to play the 2018 Volvo Car Open, March 31 – April 8 on Daniel Island. Joining Stephens in the current field is Madison Keys, the 2017 U.S. Open finalist, and Petra Kvitová, a …

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Oct 02 2017

Seabrook Island Race Raises Money For Charity

By Lori Leary for The Island Connection Photos courtesy of the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Saturday morning, Sept. 16 at 8 a.m., 149 participants left the starting line at Bohicket Marina for a 5K/10K race through Seabrook Island. It was a beautiful day and the runners were all smiles as they were cheered on by Kiawah-Seabrook …

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Oct 02 2017

Lock It Up

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection It was a surreal image: our pontoon boat floating 76 feet above the Tail Race Canal on a wall of water held in place by the Pinopolis Dam’s massive metal doors. In the next 20 minutes, six million gallons of water drained to lower us from Lake Moultrie’s …

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Sep 29 2017

Pet Helpers Hires New Executive Director

Staff Report for The Island Connection Pet Helpers has announced Alan Berger as its new Executive Director. Alan started with Pet Helpers at the beginning of September and has been instrumental in hiring new staff and, along with President / Founder Carol Linville, reigniting the passion behind the 39 year animal rescue. Pet Helpers is …

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Sep 28 2017

Johns Island Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon And 5K Set For October 14

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites trail runners to mark their calendars and start training. On Saturday, Oct. 14 the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K returns to scenic Johns Island County Park. Runners will have a chance to embrace the breathtaking fall foliage, moss-draped oaks …

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