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Feb 18 2020

Authenticity And Vitality

By Kelly Laughlin for The Island Connection The second concert in Quentin E. Baxter’s series will feature award winning vocalist Kate McGarry and the 2019 Grammy-nominated McGarry/Ganz/Versace Trio. The concert, sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Turtle Point Clubhouse. With …

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Feb 18 2020

Penny Wars

By Lisa Giuliana for The Island Connection Students at the Nativity School in Charleston recently took on extra chores at home and used their allowances to donate coins and bills for the school’s week-long penny wars fundraiser during National Catholic Schools Week. In just five days, they raised more than $1,200, and, on Feb. 12, …

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Feb 18 2020

Dr. Dorree’s Ask Away

By Dr. Dorree Lynn for Island Connection Dear Dr. Dorree, I’ve been reading your articles for the past few weeks in The Island Connection. I would like to ask you a short question. I hope you will respond. My husband and I are in our late 60s and retired to a lovely home on Kiawah …

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Feb 17 2020

Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic Seeks Volunteer Nurses

By Carries Moores for The Island Connection Do you know a practicing or retired RN with time to spare and a will to give back? Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, located on Johns Island, has treated more than 4,000 low-income, uninsured adults across the Lowcountry and needs help in continuing its mission. The Clinic currently …

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Feb 17 2020

From Hemp To CBD

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Garden Club welcomed Louis Miles of Clarity Nutraceuticals Jan. 17 for an informative meeting about hemp and its various uses. A letter was read from Crystal Thomas about her personal experiences with growing hemp in South Carolina. The state created a pilot program for farming …

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Feb 17 2020

Prestigious Awards

By Dan Krosse for The Island Connection  Former Charleston Animal Society Board President Elizabeth Bradham presents the Humanitarian Award to International Primate Protection League Founder and President Emeritus Dr. Shirley McGreal. The Charleston Animal Society and hundreds of supporters celebrated 146 years of preventing cruelty to animals Jan. 26 at Blackbaud World Headquarters, giving away …

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Feb 14 2020

Assisting Our Neighbors

By Sheilagh Carlisle for The Island Connection While Habitat for Humanity is a national organization, Sea Island Habitat is the local affiliate and our own nonprofit. We are responsible for our own fundraising and operations, which means we get to focus all of our attention on the challenges our neighbors face right here in the …

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Feb 14 2020

Birthday Ball

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection Building upon the success of the 2019 event, local volunteer organizers of the traditional Marine Corps Birthday Ball have set Tuesday evening Nov. 10 as the date for this year’s celebration of the Corps’ 245th anniversary. “We are delighted that the beautiful Sandcastle Community Center on Kiawah Island …

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Feb 13 2020

Exclusive Screening

By Ali Buendo for The Island Connection Freshfields Village, in partnership with the Benjamin Walls Gallery, will host a weekend-long art exhibit and exclusive pre-release screening of the award-winning film, “Kifaru” on the Village Green. The Art of Adventure: A Weekend of Art & Film at Freshfields Village, will take place Feb. 14 to Feb. …

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Feb 13 2020

A Powerhouse Quartet

By Keely Laughlin for The Island Connection Beloved Charleston-based violinist and conductor Yuriy Bekker will bring violist Michael Klotz, cellist Jason Calloway and pianist Andrew Armstrong together to form a powerhouse quartet. The four musicians will perform an exquisite chamber music concert Feb. 21 at the Church of Our Saviour on Betsy Kerrison Parkway.  The …

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