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Aug 19 2019

Bird Walk And Free Kayak Trips At Fort Sumter And Fort Moultrie National Historical Park On August 24

By Paula Ogden-Muse for Island Connection On Saturday, August 24, 2019 the National Park Service will offer a bird walk and two kayak trips from Fort Moultrie.  The two-hour bird walk will leave at 8:00 AM from the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center and will be led by local avian expert Sarah Diaz. The area of …

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Aug 09 2019

Seabrook Island Honored With Achievement Award

By Municipal Association of South Carolina for The Island Connection The Town of Seabrook Island received a Municipal Achievement Award for its dolphin education program. Officials accepted the award during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Annual Meeting on July 20. The town won in the 1,001 – 5,000 population category. Twenty-nine cities and towns …

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Aug 09 2019

Choosing The Right Storm Protection

By Armor Building Solutions for The Island Connection As we begin this hurricane season, it is important to understand what you can do to protect your home in the event of a storm. One of the best solutions is adding storm protection to your home. Whether you already have storm protection or are interested in …

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Aug 08 2019

Volunteer With Respite Care Charleston

Staff Report for The Island Connection Join Respite Care Charleston’s social day program for adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Johns Parish Church between 10:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. A genuinely FUN experience, you’ll work with program participants on memory games, arts and crafts, light exercise, …

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Aug 07 2019

Charleston County Public Library Installing New Self-check Kiosks

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is debuting new self-check kiosks at several of its branches. These kiosks are part of CCPL’s continued efforts to enhance the patron experience and remove barriers.  “These new kiosks, which are becoming the standard in libraries throughout the country, increase efficiency and allow …

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Aug 06 2019

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Awarded $95,000

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has just awarded the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission $95,000. The new funding will be used to help them become better advocates for Gullah Geechee heirs property owners around land ownership preservation and conservation challenges. They will also invest in their ability …

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Aug 05 2019

Get Involved With The Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol loves to share the sea turtle experience with guests and residents. There are two ways to do this: Tag along with their hatching patrol. Each section of the beach is patrolled daily starting at 6:00 a.m. Look for volunteers in their purple turtle patrol …

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Aug 02 2019

Beach Safety Reminders From Charleston County Parks

By Charleston County Parks And Recreation Commission for The Island Connection Summertime is finally here, which means our beaches will become popular destinations for some fun in the sun! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) operates Folly Beach County Park (FBCP), Isle of Palms County Park (IOPCP), Folly Beach Commercial District (3rd St. …

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Aug 02 2019

Macon, Georgia

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection In Charleston tour guides point out the historic markers on antebellum homes.  In Macon, Georgia the emblems designate hippie crash pads and tour guides describe bands streaking naked through the neighborhood.  Macon thrusts its fist into the air and declares it’s “Where the South Rocks”.  Otis Redding is …

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Aug 01 2019

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: Tuesday, July 23rd 2019

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) meeting of July 23 had five ordinances on the docket with particular attention given to Ordinance 2019-08 (a curb on single use plastics). Mayor Ciancio reminded attendees SITC had been working on Ordinance 2019-08 since the beginning of the year. …

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