Aug 20 2010

Johns Island Council – August 5, 2010

Treasurer’s Report Treasurer Sam Brownlee reported the balance at $640.31 with no expenses for the month of July. (It was reported earlier that the balance was $633.31, but $7 was donated by Brownlee to cover tax expenses on the new Land Use book from Charleston County). Rezoning of 3030 Maybank Highway Chairman Chris Cannon restated …

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Aug 20 2010

Photographing the famous

By Nancy Anne Dawe When I learned last February that Boston’s famed portrait photographer Fabian Bachrach had passed away at age 92, I felt sad but also happy to have once known the man. I’d interviewed him early in 1981 for a series of articles that were later published in Yankee Magazine, U.S. Air Inflight …

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Aug 20 2010

Get active with the Exchange Club!

By Sam Reed The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is planning several interesting events in the coming months. Brett Sturba of the PGA Championship visited with the Club on August 4 and outlined the many activities planned for the 2012 PGA championship on Kiawah’s Ocean Course. It is amazing how much planning and effort goes into this …

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Aug 20 2010

Rats!: Furry pests causing trouble for island homes

By Meredith Powell With the recent bout of extreme high temperatures and frequent cloud bursts, rats escaping from the elements are becoming a problem for barrier island homeowners. According to Kiawah Island Town Biologist Jim Jordan, when rats were first introduced to the United States, species included the House Mouse, Norway Rat and Roof Rat, …

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Aug 20 2010

4th annual Wine and Beer Festival at Freshfields

Join the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic for their 4th Annual Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival to be held on Sunday, September 5, 2010, at Freshfields Village from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. The Annual Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival, sponsored by Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, will offer an array of fabulous wines from around …

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Aug 20 2010

Op-Ed: The Island Curmudgeon – The Czaring of America

By William J. Duggan Wake up, America! Our Constitution is being shredded by Socialist ideologies. The Executive Branch of Government has by-passed the Legislative Branch with Czarism. The Executive Branch has politicized the Supreme Court through the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. The Executive Branch has reached out to strangle capitalism. Through TARP …

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Aug 20 2010

Thief takes advantage of local non-profit: More than $700 in equipment stolen from Sea Island Habitat for Humanity

Provided by Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Several power tools used for deconstruction projects and new home construction have been stolen from Charleston area nonprofit Sea Island Habitat for Humanity (SIHH). “It’s truly unfortunate when vandals strike anywhere, but I find it particularly disheartening when the target is an organization like Habitat for Humanity which …

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Aug 20 2010

Seabrook Garden Club blossoms into new season

by B.J. Schleier The first meeting of the 2010-2011 Seabrook Island Garden Club season will be held on Friday, September 10, in Live Oak Hall at The Lake House on Seabrook Island. Co-Presidents Maryann Bannwart and Karen Sewell would like to welcome all gardeners and those interested in becoming gardeners to join the group at …

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Aug 20 2010

15th Annual Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Golf Benefit

provided by Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Join us on Sunday, September 19, for a “kicked-back” afternoon of golf as we tee-up at the Cassique Golf Course on Kiawah Island for the purpose of funding a house for an area family-in-need. This event is all about fun with a shamble format, shotgun start, putting contest, …

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Aug 18 2010

Greenway rejected by County Council

During the Charleston County Council meeting on August 17, council members voted 5 – 4 against moving forward with the proposed Johns Island Greenway. Council members voting against the Greenway were Condon, Inabinett, McKeown, Rawl, and Schweers. Those voting for the Greenway included Council Chair Pryor and Council members Darby, Summey, and Thurmond. After the …

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