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May 03 2018

Alyssa Gallo

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Volunteer service has been an integral part of Alyssa Gallo’s life. Growing up in New York, she served as a volunteer camp counselor and basketball coach. After attending her first two years of college at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., she transferred to the College …

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May 02 2018

WaterProof Needs Volunteers

Staff Report for The Island Connection WaterProof is a volunteer 501c3 organization of members of the Seabrook, Bohicket and Kiawah communities that has been giving free water safety and swimming instruction to kindergartners and first graders of local schools for the last 6 years. This year’s 2-week, morning, teaching program called “WaterWise” will run May …

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May 01 2018

Annual Gullah Celebration Benefits Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation

By Shirley Salvo for The Island Connection The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) will be presenting its Fourth Annual Gullah Celebration at Freshfields Village on Saturday, May 19 from 3-6 p.m. Festivities will include music, a large silent auction, craft vendors, a children’s art show, and Gullah food as well as wine, beer and …

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Apr 27 2018

Mary Whyte Meets George W Bush

By Barbara Burgess for The Island Connection Seabrook artist Mary Whyte had a surprise note in her mail one day. Her manager called her and said: “You are not going to believe who wrote to you today.” It turns out to have been a handwritten note from former President George W. Bush. Mary had sent …

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Apr 26 2018

Sanford Applauds Decision On Captain Sams Spit

Staff Report for The Island Connection On April 19, Representative Mark Sanford released the following statement in response to the South Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling to deny the construction of a seawall on Captain Sams Spit: “I applaud their decision. In balancing private property rights with public cost and access, and I believe this makes …

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Apr 25 2018

Sundials And Plantings

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Garden Club met on a cloudy day in March to dedicate the sundial they presented to the Town of Kiawah, to “honor past, present, and future members who volunteer their service to our beautiful island.” The sundial had been placed in the garden area directly …

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Apr 19 2018

Racquet Club Supports Local Clinic

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Annual Barrier Island Round Robin Benefit Day took place on March 7 at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club and included a separate Men’s and Women’s Round Robin followed by a raffle. This year the tennis community raised a record $6,200 for a great local cause, the Barrier Island …

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Apr 19 2018

Charleston Triathlon Series Kicks Off May 20

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Lowcountry’s premier swim, bike and run competition, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, kicks off its 28th year on May 20 at James Island County Park. The Series is a five-race series spanning May through August and is hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. Athletes …

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Apr 18 2018

Seabrook Island Natural History Guild Explores British And Spanish Lowcountry History

By Norman Powers for The Island Connection SINHG will explore the colonial rivalry for the Lowcountry between England and Spain in this month’s Evening Program on Thursday, April 26, with John Hiatt, a Lead Interpreter and Park Historian for the Charlestowne Landing State Historic Site. “Carolina and the Anglo-Spanish Rivalry” will explore the competing interests …

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Apr 17 2018

Seabrook Island Photo Club Welcomes Pamela Cohen

By Marty Cline for The Island Connection Pamela Cohen is a professional landscape/wildlife photographer and owner of Prima Photography. As a biologist and photographer, she incorporates knowledge of nature and blends it with competency in photography to create stunning images. Cohen has studied in the field under the guidance of National Geographic photographers, including Frans …

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