Jul 23 2009

Looking forward to the Lake House

By Kristin Hackler If only the country could be run as diplomatically as the building of Seabrook Island’s new Lake House facility. On time and under budget, the Lake House is the second of the Horizon Plan’s six construction projects/remodelings to reach completion, with an opening celebration scheduled for August 1 from 10:30am to 4pm. …

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Jul 23 2009

Making sense of 526

It’s no surprise that there are a lot of questions about the alternatives for the Interstate 526 extension. On paper – even well-presented, full color, extensively detailed paper like the SCDOT Project Update booklet mailed to tri-country residents a couple months ago – the nine remaining alternatives are still difficult to compare. Because of these …

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Jul 23 2009

Kiawah Town Council – July 7, 2009

“Well, we don’t have any old business, but we have a lot of new business,” said Mayor Wert as he opened the Kiawah Town Council meeting for July 7. Heads up on bulkheads “What we’ve found is that we don’t have a policy that requires homeowners to submit applications [for bulkheads and revetments] to the …

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Jul 23 2009

Third Annual Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival

By Nell Stone The Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is happy to announce its third annual fall fundraiser, The Lowcounry Wine and Beer Festival, which will be held on September 6 at Freshfields Village on Johns Island. Guests will enjoy an array of fabulous wines from around the world, delicious foods, and for the first …

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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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