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Jan 18 2021

Warm For The Winter

Staff Report for The Island Connection Like many, Michelle Almeyda Wiedemuth absolutely hated the brutally cold winters of New York, which is one of the reasons she moved to the South. But as the winter season approached, she was reminded of the fact that many people struggle during this time of year, and 2020 was …

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Jan 15 2021

No Golfers Allowed

By Jackie Brooks for The Island Connection Join the Seabrook Island Birders from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 as we take advantage of the Ocean Winds Golf Course being closed to golfers. It will be just us and the birds – no balls or “birdies.” This is an excellent opportunity for birding if …

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Jan 15 2021

COVID Vaccinations Underway At Bishop Gadsden

By Kimberly M. Borts for The Island Connection Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community has welcomed two vaccine clinics from CVS Pharmacy to administer its first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The first clinic was held on Dec. 29, where nearly 200 vaccines were distributed to Bishop Gadsden’s skilled care and assisted living communities and those …

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Jan 14 2021

Lights Out

by Meghan Daniel for The Island Connection Berkeley Electric Cooperative experienced an outage at its Seabrook substation on Johns Island Dec. 26 that left residents of Kiawah, Freshfield Farms and part of Johns Island in the dark, some for well over 12 hours. The electricity went off at 7:55 a.m. and wasn’t completely restored until …

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Jan 14 2021

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Looks Forward To 40th Year

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has announced it will not move forward with hosting its 2021 event in February. The 39th annual SEWE was originally scheduled for Feb. 11 through Feb. 14. The SEWE staff met with its board of directors the week of Jan. 4 to assess the …

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Jan 13 2021

New Year, New Mayor

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Connection Newly-installed Kiawah Island Mayor John Labriola began the Town Council’s Jan. 5 meeting by thanking former Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Craig Weaver and Chris Widuch for their service to the island and reiterated his respect for a former town official who recently passed away. He commended the …

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Jan 12 2021

James Piet Obituary

Staff Report for The Island Connection Former Kiawah Island Mayor James Vincent Piet, 93, passed away Dec. 22, 2020, at Bishop Gadsden. Piet was elected to the Kiawah Town Council in December 1996 and as mayor two years later. He served two terms, from December 1998 until November 2002. The town flag flew at half-staff …

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Jan 11 2021

South Carolinians Aged 70 And Older Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Beginning January 13

By SCDHEC for Island Connection Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Based on COVID-19 vaccine data — doses …

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Jan 08 2021

Past Visiting Artists

By Macey Davis for The Island Connection The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston is now presenting a new exhibition of works by past visiting artists in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery. “Mementos Entwined: The Sentimental Art of Hairwork,” by Gina Iacovelli and “How it Was…Charleston in 1963,” by Andrea Hazel are on display and available to …

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Jan 08 2021

Letter To The Editor: Help Us Advance Our Mission

2020 has been …  something. A worldwide pandemic, a hurricane season like no other, political unrest and a reeling national economy with job losses and instability have all combined to make this a year we are ready to put in our memories. And yet – Sea Island Habitat for Humanity was able to push through …

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