Jun 30 2017

Charleston County School District Names Judith Condon Interim Principal At Angel Oak Elementary

Judith Condon

By Erica Taylor for The Island Connection Charleston County School District is proud to announce and welcome Judith Condon as Interim Principal of Angel Oak Elementary School. Condon joins the District from Cobb County School District in Georgia where she served as Supervisor of Learning Design and Visual Arts since 2012. Condon began her teaching …

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Jun 30 2017

Correction

By Katy Calloway, Island Connection Editor The June 9 Island Connection article covering the May 22 Seabrook Island Town Council meeting included a quote from Councilman Turner, that referenced the Town Liaison’s reporting on the recent change in leadership at the SIPOA. Turner’s comment, that he “felt the whole thing was poorly done,” was related …

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Jun 28 2017

Larry Midla

Our Lady of Mercy volunteer Larry Midla and his wife Therese.

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection After an attempt at teaching middle school math, Larry Midla discovered other ways to help children and adults learn by volunteering with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach. “I grew up in Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh on a farm in a small coal mining town named Marianna,” says …

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Jun 27 2017

Boy Scouts Of America Coastal Carolina Council Raises $55,000

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection The Boy Scouts of America Coastal Carolina Council held its annual Select Heath of SC Tenderfoot Golf Tournament on May 15 at Kiawah Island Club’s River Course. The 37th annual tournament raised $55,000 Boy Scouts in nine coastal, Lowcountry counties. In total, the proceeds will support 6,500 scouts …

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Jun 26 2017

Seabrook Island Natural History Group Adds Eighteen New Trips To Fall Expeditions

SINHG Field Trips

By Norm Powers for The Island Connection A morning on a working shrimp boat, three new kayaking expeditions and a beer fest in a botanical garden are among more than fifty expeditions on the schedule for the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s fall schedule. Eighteen of the expeditions are brand new for the coming season. …

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Jun 25 2017

Festival Of Mountain Music

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Jun 23 2017

Revised Flood Insurance Maps Published

The LiMWA identifies areas that will be affected by waves with a 1.5 foot wave height or greater within the coastal A zone. It is
likely that properties and structures within the LiMWA will receive substantial damage from wave action during a 1%-annualchance
flood event. (Image courtesy of FEMA).

Staff Report for The Island Connection At the invitation of Mayor Ron Ciancio, Charleston County officials conducted an open house on Seabrook to give residents an opportunity to learn about revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps published recently by Federal Emergency Management Agency and to see the maps’ implications for their properties. Carl Simmons, Director of …

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Jun 23 2017

World Turtle Day At The South Carolina Aquarium

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By Gregg Bragg, Island Connection Staff Writer The staff of the South Carolina Aquarium (SCA) had their fins and flippers full in the run up to the May 27 grand opening of the new sea turtle hospital. The week prior boasted a raft of “soft” events associated with the new facility, which was famously catapulted …

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Jun 22 2017

Town Of Kiawah Island Council Meeting Report, June 6

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Council for the Town of Kiawah Island was ready to meet on June 6. However, neither the town’s attorney, nor town administrator were. Both would miss the council meeting because each had a different meeting they had to attend. “I hope we don’t encounter any parliamentary conundrums …

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Jun 21 2017

Local Resident, Author Releases First Book

Bluer book cover

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Photos courtesy of Jody Mack Photography Bonnie Compton ditched Maryland and moved to Seabrook Island 8 years ago. “[My husband, Greg and] I love the island life, the beach, wearing flip flops year round, nature, and the wonderful people we’ve met,” Compton told The Island Connection. She …

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