Jun 11 2010

Op-Ed: The Island Curmudgeon: The phoenix will rise from the ashes

By William J. Duggan A few years ago I used a pen to paint a portrait of political incompetence. The Palmetto Connection was kind enough to publish these articles. The Clinton years provided much fodder for political satire. Unfortunately, The Palmetto Connection ceased to exist and I hope there was no cause and effect involved. …

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Jun 11 2010

Rural Mission welcomes new board members

By Chris Brooks Recently, Rural Mission’s Board of Directors approved a plan to expand the size of the Board to welcome new members. With these new members comes the hope that we will be able to grow both financially and in our breadth of service. The continuing economic recession has challenged all non-profits and charities …

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Jun 11 2010

Japanese Privit (Ligustrum japonicum)

By Jennifer Barbour April’s showers have definitely brought May flowers to the Lowcountry. Among the many native plants that are in bloom this month, a certain Japanese shrub is raising a bit of a “stink”. While the Japanese Privit, or Ligustrum japonicum, is an attractive, fast growing hedge with tiny pale blossoms throughout, it’s the …

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Jun 11 2010

Rural Mission struggles to meet basic needs

By Linda D. Gadson Despite some progress, many families and elderly residents in and around Charleston do not have a decent home and many live in shocking conditions. They can be found within a stone’s throw of some of Charleston’s most affluent areas, often living in homes that one would expect to see in a …

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Jun 11 2010

Sea Pork (Aplidium stellatum)

by Jennifer Barbour Contrary to what you might think when you find sea pork washed ashore, it’s not a brain or internal organ of a marine animal; it’s actually a tunicate. The cartilage-like exoskeleton (tunic) is composed primarily of cellulose, and houses a colony of individual animals called zooids. The zooid colony derives food from …

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Jun 11 2010

Photo gallery: Mt. Zion Tennis Team

Jun 11 2010

Exchange Club and Darkness to Light

By Sam Reed One of the major beneficiaries of the financial gifts from the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is the “Darkness to Light” program, which provides services to help combat child sexual abuse. Whether we like it or not, this is a serious problem in our society. Over a 12 year period, the local Exchange Club …

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Jun 11 2010

Summer Farmers’ Market returns to Freshfields

Provided by Freshfields Village Fresh fruits, vegetables, sweet grass baskets, wild flowers and the aroma of kettle corn will again fill the air as the Freshfields Village Farmers’ and Art Market season returns every Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Shop for Johns Island tomatoes, squash, corn, green beans and fresh herbs from local …

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May 28 2010

Honoring America’s veterans


Honoring America’s veterans By Marilyn Olson Last year I was honored and privileged to chaperone the St. Johns High School trip to the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. Recently, I was again honored and privileged, this time to chaperone the Lowcountry World War II veteran’s trip to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight Lowcountry, a group …

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May 28 2010

Recreation

By Kristin Hackler “I was meant to do this,” smiled Matt DuBon, manager of Carolina Watersports at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island. Six years ago and fresh out of college, Matt walked up to the little building beside the man-made freshwater lakes just off of Maybank Highway and told the owner that he would do …

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