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May 29 2019

Shrimp Season Opens May 29 With Encouraging Forecast

By Erin Weeks for Island Eye News Barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it or sauté it – however you cook it, fresh South Carolina-caught white shrimp are back on the menu. Commercial shrimp trawling will open in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Georgia state waters will open …

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May 29 2019

Student Report: Johns Island Farmers Market

By Cassell Presnell and Carlie Joye for The Island Connection The Johns Island Farmers Market was started on January 11, 2014 by Frasier Block and Blue Headrick. The shopping center, open every Saturday for the people of Charleston, originally started for and still upkeeps a very important and unique goal: truth and transparency. This objective …

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May 28 2019

Doors To Freedom

By Joy Millar for The Island Connection Sharon Rikard returned to the I’On Meetinghouse on April 8 to deliver a presentation to the Women Inspired Through Stories group on her project, Doors to Freedom. Started in 2011 to lobby our state senate to pass anti sex trafficking laws for SC, Rickard’s greater goal was to …

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May 28 2019

South Carolina Reports Largest Number Of Wintering Orioles

By Greg Lucas, SCDNR for The Island Connection South Carolina’s 2019 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey reported the largest number of orioles wintering in the United States for the fifth year in a row. Those results were recorded during the 5th Annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey, conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Feb. …

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May 27 2019

Art And House Tour Celebrates Banner Year

By Carroll Dunn for The Island Connection At its year-end luncheon, it was announced that the 2019 Art and House Tour was the most financially successful tour to date, raising over $94,000. This is outstanding news as this support allowed the organization to distribute funds for eight art programs that are integrated into the curriculum …

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May 27 2019

Getting In On The Act

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection The pay is low and the hours are long but apprentices at Spoleto love the experience. They rave about seeing their first opera, getting to personally know the performers, watching the festival ignite the city and being part of that magic. Meanwhile, they’re getting a reality check on …

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May 25 2019

Look Out For Manatees As They Return To Coastal Waters

By Erin Weeks for Island Connection As manatees return to their summer haunts along the coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists are reminding residents and visitors to be particularly alert while boating and to report sightings of these gentle giants online. Manatees, or sea cows, are …

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May 24 2019

Leave Them Be

By David Lucas, SCDNR for The Island Connection As the weather warms up, alligators all over the state are coming out of their winter hiding places and basking in the sun, especially in the coastal plain. If you have never seen one of these impressive reptiles before, you might be surprised, or even intimidated, to …

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May 23 2019

Congratulations

Staff Report for The Island Connection Congratulations to Ms. Anna Elizabeth Wechter, a freshman from Seabrook Island, for making the Presbyterian College Dean’s List during the Spring 2019 semester. The Dean’s List is composed of students who have earned between a 3.3 and a 3.9 grade point average

May 22 2019

Former Mayor In Memorium

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Former Town of Kiawah Island Mayor William “Bill” Wert passed quietly on Monday, April 29, 2019. Despite a long and pitched battle with health issues, he was often seen making public appearances with wife Patricia “Pat” Wert, and always seemed ready with a welcoming smile and …

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