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Apr 15 2017

Kiawah Conservancy To Hold Earth Day Celebration

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead
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By Jennifer Woody for The Island Connection The first Earth Day, in 1970, marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary of conservation excellence, the Kiawah Conservancy invites you to join us for an Earth Day Celebration on April 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the Naturally Kiawah Demonstration Garden in …

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Apr 14 2017

Seabrook Island Town Council Mourns The Loss Of Former Mayor Terry Ahern

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Flags at half-staff on the approach to town hall cast a shadow on brilliant weather for Seabrook’s town council (SITC) meeting on March 28th. Mayor Ciancio confirmed the news struck at Seabrook’s heart, and announced the passing of former mayor Terry Ahern the previous weekend. Shoulders sagged …

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Apr 14 2017

First Bobcat Den Of The Season Discovered

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By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection On March 31st, Town of Kiawah Wildlife biologists found a bobcat den site containing two male kittens close to Flyway Drive hidden in the dunes. The kittens were three weeks old and both weighed 2 lbs. The kittens were pit tagged by biologists as a part of …

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Apr 13 2017

Debate Over Captain Sam’s Spit Continues

By Meredith Poston, The Island Connection Staff Writer The debate over Captain Sam’s Spit development continues, with a much-needed opportunity to speak on the subject coming to fruition on April 18 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at Kiawah Town Hall. Those opposed and those in favor of the development proposed by Kiawah Island Partners are encouraged …

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Apr 13 2017

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Hosts Blue Jean Ball

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By Amanda A. Gerald for The Island Connection On Sunday, April 23rd, from 4 to 7 p.m., Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding will host its ninth annual In the Company of Horses fundraising event. This year the event will be a Blue Jean Ball under the roof of the organization’s new covered arena. The event will …

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Apr 12 2017

Freshfields Announces Spring Events

By Jamie Gnazzo for The Island Connection In celebration of Spring and Easter weekend, Freshfields Village will host an array of events for the whole family from Friday, April 14 to Sunday, April 16. The events kick off Friday evening with a special spring edition of Music on the Green. Local, four- piece band Port …

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Apr 06 2017

Kiawah Kids Triathlon

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Reporter Elisabeth King, Director of Outdoor Programs for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (KIGR), spent part of the last year setting up for Kiawah’s inaugural kid’s triathlon. She saw it as another in a series of ways to engage the community and provide activities designed to keep kids …

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Apr 05 2017

Artist Mary Whyte’s Pursuit Of The Podium

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By Amy Mercer, The Island Connection Editor Every year the Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents “The Sunset Serenade,” a free concert that’s held on the steps of the Custom House in downtown Charleston to kick off the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The concert is sponsored by The City of Charleston and starts at sundown. This year the …

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Apr 04 2017

The God Box

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By Meredith Poston for The Island Connection One of life’s greatest hardships is experiencing the loss of a loved one. Finding a way to cope with that grief can be overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to turn to the personal belongings of that loved one as a way to reconnect. After New York CEO, …

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Apr 04 2017

Dominica: The Nature Island

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By Carol Antman for The Island Connection For several years, a yellowing magazine clip had lingered in our “dream trip” file tantalizing my husband and me: Take the “ultimate challenge…” hiking to “hot streams of varied colours, sulphur deposits, boiling mud, mini-geysers and fumaroles…” It touted a paradise of 365 rivers, hot springs, waterfalls, tropical …

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