Jul 23 2009

The Classic is back

by Evans Craddock They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. After much anticipation, the Charleston Summer Classic finally returned to their original stomping grounds on Johns Island, and according to Alan Rheinheimer, Director of Operations of the Classic Company, they couldn’t have been happier to be back on the islands. “The park looks …

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Jul 23 2009

Help support Mt. Zion kids

by Wendy Kulick On Tuesday, August 18, the 2009-10 school year begins for Mt. Zion Elementary students on Johns Island. Because of the current state of our economy, the teachers and students at Mt. Zion will face many challenges this year. And just as they have done in the past, Kiawah and Seabrook Islanders, along …

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Jul 23 2009

“Kiawah for the Cure” at Freshfields Village

Envision a beautiful summer night filled with eating delectable food, dancing the night away to a live band playing your favorite tunes, mingling with your friends, perusing a silent auction, purchasing baked goods, and sampling wine. Starting at 6pm on July 31, you are invited to just such an evening at Freshfields Village with Kiawah …

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Jul 23 2009

View from the water: strand feeding

by Captain Chad Hayes During my childhood in Dillon, SC, experiencing the “Grand Strand” meant taking a trip to nearby Cherry Grove, North Myrtle, or Myrtle Beach. However, upon arriving in Charleston in 1999, the “Grand Strand” quickly took on an entire different meaning. I was told by seasoned naturalists about a feeding technique commonly …

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Jul 23 2009

Sea turtle release at Beachwalker Park

The South Carolina Aquarium will be releasing three sea turtles at 3pm on Sunday, July 26, at Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island. The turtles Wadmalaw and Winyah are both Kemp’s Rileys, while Kiawah is a loggerhead sea turtle. During their release, seven year old Ethan from Ontario, Canada, will present the Aquarium with a $1000 …

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Jul 09 2009

James Island officially opposes I-526 extension

provided by the Coastal Conservation League The James Island Town Council officially passed Resolution #2009-02 on July 7, in opposition to I-526. The full text of the opposition is listed below: Town of James Island, SC Extension of I-526 Across James Island WHEREAS, the Town Council for the Town of James Island, SC has been …

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Jul 09 2009

Johns Island Roads: Unsafe At Any Speed!

By Joe Croughwell, Kiawah Island Director of Safety & Paul Roberts, Chairman, Kiawah Island Community Association Board of Directors Last year the Post and Courier carried an article reporting on a study prepared by a non-profit Washington D.C. transportation research group, T.R.I.P., showing that two of the major routes on Johns Island, Bohicket/Main/Betsy Kerrison and …

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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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