Jul 09 2009

Island-wide 526 information meeting

Attend a presentation on July 15 at 4pm at the Kiawah Sandcastle and find out what the choices are for the I-526 Extention. Discussion about the I-526 Extension has been going on for what seems like decades. The longer it’s talked about, the more complex the issue becomes. Thirty-six alternate routes were considered by the …

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Jul 09 2009

Daily Discoveries: Osprey

By Jennifer Barbour Perched high on a pine tree on Seabrook’s Long Island was an osprey. We were sailing on the Kiawah River on our way to the Atlantic through Captain Sam’s Inlet when a distinct “cheep! cheep!” brought my gaze upward in search of this legendary sea hawk. Had I not heard its call, …

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Jul 09 2009

Taking “green” one step further

Kiawah Island has been lauded time and again for its amazing array of architectural interests. From the meticulously crafted Sanctuary to many of the private homes on the island, the structures’ eclectic styles are ultimately a reflection of the residents’ love for the outdoors. Vaulted ceilings, large windows and wide porches are common throughout the …

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Jul 09 2009

Savoring the last dance

Beach music drifted through the air at the Sandcastle on Kiawah as dancers moved to and fro, laughing as they cautiously stepped out the new moves they learned during the shag lessons held earlier in the evening. It was a comfortable, casual and thoroughly enjoyable end to the Kiawah Arts Council season. Squeezed in before …

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Jul 09 2009

4th of July on Kiawah

By Jessica Richardson The Sandcastle’s Independence Day Bash treated kids of all ages to an afternoon of music, fun and games, island style. The annual poolside parade was a hit as children of all ages marched around the pool waving clappers, sparkle wands and of course, American flags. Musician Dave Berry played a medley of …

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Jul 09 2009

One hot festival

Fire engines were parked left and right around the Freshfields Village Green on Thursday, July 2, but they weren’t there on business. Along with two ladder trucks, a smoke house simulator and a gigantic inflatable fire truck slide, the St. Johns Fire Department spent Thursday evening celebrating their first festival of the year in honor …

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Jun 27 2009

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The Island Connection is the newspaper for Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island, two adjacent barrier islands located off the coast of Johns Island in Charleston County, South Carolina. Our paper is mailed every two weeks to all of the residents on the islands, as well as distributed throughout the Johns Island area. Share on FacebookEmail …

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Jun 26 2009

Exchangites say “mahalo*”

Someone must have made a deal with “the man at the top”, because after eight solid days of afternoon thunderstorms, the early evening of June 17 kicked off with barely a cloud in the sky. After celebrating the grand opening of the new Seabrook Beach Club only a few weeks before, Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club members …

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Jun 26 2009

Fourth of July events on the islands

Kiawah Island Friday, July 3 Kamp Kiawah: Patriots! 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Come to Kamp at Night Heron Park and show your American Pride. Enjoy patriotic hat making, fighting pirates to defend the island, and traditional American relays. Ages 3 – 11 years. Reservations required: 768-6001. Patriotic Pool Games in the Park 2 pm …

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Jun 26 2009

Where’s the beef?

Far across the dim, hazy grass field, a strand of young pine trees stood at stark attention against the otherwise open landscape. Michael Cordray, his farm hat casting a shadow over all but a thick beard, leaned into the split rail fence and called “heeeeeyyyyyoooo”, cupping his hands in the direction of the copse. Suddenly, …

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