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Jul 08 2019

Coastal Expeditions Adds New Launch Point At Kiawah River

Staff Report for The Island Connection Local tour operator Coastal Expeditions announced its first tour to operate out of Kiawah River, a new waterfront community under development on Johns Island. On June 22, participants on the Kiawah River: Baby Birds & Brilliant Beach tour explored salt marsh creeks, ocean tributaries and the abundance of natural …

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Jul 05 2019

Freshfields Village Announces Pet-friendly Initiatives

Staff Report for The Island Connection Freshfields Village announced new pet-friendly initiatives, designed to welcome locals and visitors who want to bring their pets along. “The team at Freshfields Village understands firsthand that pets are an important part of the family and vacation experience,” says Trish Pruitt, Marketing Director of Freshfields Village. “With these new …

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Jul 05 2019

Bragging Rights

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection I had to restrain my impulse to boast. As our boat bobbed in the Bull’s Bay estuary, dolphins leaped acrobatically on cue. The woman beside me, who’d come from Michigan, grabbed my arm in excitement. “Did you see that?” she yelled. “I know,” I wanted to tell her. …

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Jul 04 2019

Seabrook Island Town Council: June 25, 2019

By Gregg Bragg for The Island Connection Mayor Ron Ciancio lead the Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) meeting on June 25, reporting the overall fund balance dropped to just over $4.8 million down from $4.9 million in April. The town generated $44,000 in revenue for the month, half of which was from business licenses with …

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Jul 02 2019

Seabrook Island Hosts Disaster Awareness Day

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Town of Seabrook Island hosted Disaster Awareness Day (DAD) at the Seabrook Island Club on June 14. The event was attended by an estimated 150 locals, which is a bit off the “stacked to the rafters” participation of past iterations. Seabrook mayor pro tem John …

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Jun 25 2019

Charleston County Coroner Provides Information On Death Involving An Alligator On Kiawah Island

By David Lucas for Island Connection The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has issued a finding in the death of a Kiawah Island man that occurred over the weekend. The deceased, John Elias, 79 years of age, was located by deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) late Saturday afternoon in a pond adjacent to …

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Jun 25 2019

Summer Fun On The Islands

By Barbara Radin Fox for The Island Connection Summer is a wonderful time for family vacations on our sea islands. There are so many healthy and fun activities for children including swimming, biking, pirate cruises, dolphin cruises, etc. Any parent or grandparent knows that vacationing with kids can require a good bit of logistics and …

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Jun 24 2019

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Artist Of The Month: July 2019

By Sharon Peck for The Island Connection Painter and teacher, Gary Kunkelman will be exhibiting his Maritime Works at the Lake House in the front hallway throughout the month of July. The exhibit will kick off with a reception at the Lake House of one of his favorite subject areas, marine art, on July 1 …

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Jun 24 2019

It’s All About Balance

By Emma Woodham for The Island Connection Sarah Quinn, a resident of Johns Island, is no average fourteen-year-old student. For the past three years, she has been working closely with the Charleston chapter of Bicycles for Humanity, raising money and collecting bikes that are then shipped to African communities in need. Quinn, a rising ninth-grader …

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Jun 21 2019

A Banner Shark Season

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection June is a great time of year to be fishing because there are so many options. The usual suspects, redfish and trout, are plentiful and active. Sharks are readily available to really give your arms a workout while ladyfish make your drag scream as they fly acrobatically through …

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