Jan 04 2019

Todd & Huff Winter Offerings

Staff Report for The Island Connection Patricia Huff’s classes at Todd & Huff Art Center for the winter quarter will cover learning the different block-ins for oil, pastel, and acrylic paintings. The beginnings of a painting set you on the right path to your successful painting intentions. Do your paintings look like paint-by-numbers or are …

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Jan 03 2019

Take A Government Subsidized Vacation

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection One of the best ways our tax money is spent is on the large network of state park cabins. Nestled in scenic areas throughout the country, they offer a great way for an inexpensive family vacation. The accommodations are basic but comfortable; they’re in beautiful natural areas and …

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Jan 01 2019

Looking Back At 2018 On The Islands

Staff Report for The Island Connection It was a year of campaigning as local and state candidates were featured in exclusive interviews throughout the year. Winter gave way to another summer full of festivities and crowds. Hurricane season had mercy on us as our coast dodged two major storms with little more than flooding inconveniences. …

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Dec 28 2018

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Artist Of The Month January 2019: Frank Cassara

By Betsy Turner for The Island Connection The artist guild’s Artist of the Month for January, Frank Cassara, has recently returned from a stint as 2018 Artist in Residence for SC State Parks at Table Rock State Park in Pickens, SC. Cassara has been interested in drawing and art since early childhood. He took art …

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Dec 26 2018

Seabrook Island Garden Club Welcomes Pat Harpell

By Alberta Barron for The Island Connection On Friday, Jan. 11, at 9:30 a.m. the Seabrook Island Garden Club welcomes guest speaker Pat Harpell. The club meets at the Seabrook Island Lake House. Pat Harpell, is the founder and chief executive weeder of the South Carolina Herbal Society. Her presentation on “Growing and Cooking with …

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Dec 24 2018

Lowcountry Revolutionary History

By Norm Powers for The Island Connection The 2019 SINHG Evening Program schedule begins on Thursday evening, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m., with “The American Revolution In The Lowcountry,” presented by author and historian Joe Epley. A key component of the War of Independence in the Carolinas was controlling access to Charleston, with Seabrook, Kiawah …

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Dec 24 2018

Property Management Is Just What You Need

By Hillary Harling for The Island Connection  If you are new to the Sea Islands of the Lowcountry or even if you are a seasoned pro, a property manager is a necessity.  At the basic level, a property manager will oversee your property and ensure everything is in good condition. They perform routine inspections, contact …

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Dec 21 2018

Seabrook Island Community Garden Rule Faces Scrutiny

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer One of the Beatles happier songs involves a garden by the sea, and none of them would be surprised to find one on idyllic Seabrook Island. Yet not just one, but technically over 50 gardens apportioned from a single tract near the maintenance shed beside the …

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Dec 21 2018

Citadel Top Public College In South

By Kimberly Keelor for Island Connection  For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks The Citadel as the #1 public college in the South offering up to a master’s degree. The Citadel ranks #3 Best College in the South, when private and public schools are combined, up from #4 last year. The …

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Dec 20 2018

Dunside Drive Debate Returns

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Kiawah Partners’ intention to alter Duneside Dr. into a throughway to new development along Beachwalker resulted in a very public defeat last April. A phalanx of residents opposed the change on the grounds of both safety, and security considerations. They garnered emphatic support from elected officials …

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