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Jun 22 2021


By The Citadel for The Island Connection Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D., will join The Citadel School of Engineering as dean on July 1, 2021.  Williams joins the leadership team at the Military College of South Carolina from the University of Kansas School of Engineering where he is the Charles E. and Mary Jane Spahr Professor …

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Jun 21 2021


By Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission for The Island Connection In association with youth and junior triathlon coaching specialists Palmetto TRIbe, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will host its annual Youth Triathlon on July 24 at James Island County Park. The event is open to ages 7 to 15. The multi-sport …

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Jun 18 2021


By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection   Described by Jim Jordan, a wildlife biologist on Kiawah Island, as “cryptic,” mink are small animals, dwelling mostly in the marsh. Although unseen by most people, the Kiawah Island Conservancy presented to the Town’s Environmental Committee on May 12 about possible funding to study this mysterious animal. …

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Jun 17 2021

Together While Apart

By Deanne Bowers for The Island Connection I want to share with you a beautiful story about collaboration, hope and creativity that came out of all the sadness and isolation at the height of the global pandemic. In July of 2020, I created the Together While Apart Art project out of a desire to combat …

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Jun 16 2021

Captain Sam’s Spit Permits Denied

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection For Kiawah Development Partners (KDP), it’s back to the drawing board if it wants to continue its now 12-year pursuit of the development of Captain Sam’s Spit. On June 2, the South Carolina Supreme Court denied permits that KDP so desperately needed from DHEC to construct a 2,380-foot …

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Jun 15 2021

App For Kiawah Island

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection Need to know the weather on Kiawah Island? There’s an app for that! Need a Kiawah Island beach map? There’s an app for that! Need directions on the island or do you need a directory of important Kiawah Island contacts? Or maybe you want to know what events …

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Jun 10 2021


By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for Island Connection As manatees return to their summer haunts along the coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists are reminding residents and visitors to boat carefully and report sightings of these gentle giants online. Manatees are large marine …

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Jun 09 2021

Shrimp Season

By S.C. Department of Natural Resources for Island Connection Commercial shrimp trawling opened in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Georgia officials have not yet set an opening date for trawling season in its state waters. “After a slightly cooler start to spring, things now look pretty normal …

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Jun 08 2021

Professional Golfer’s Association, The Sequel

By Pete Wofford for The Island Connection How often in the movie industry does the sequel top the original, or even the prequel?  Who would write a script that featured 50-year-old Phil Mickelson, ranked 115th in the world, gambling odds of 200-to-1, to best the strongest field in major golf? Well if professional golf could …

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Jun 07 2021

Frierson Elementary School’s Love Match

By Ruth Flynn, Kiawah Cares board member for The Island Connection With the arrival of spring, E.L. Frierson Elementary School has introduced an exciting new tennis program for interested students. So far, with the help of parents and staff, “Red Ball” teams (for kindergarten through second grade) have been formed. The teams will practice at …

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