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Mar 25 2020

Message From The Kiawah Island Mayor: March 2020

By Craig Weaver for The Island Connection As we all know, life on Kiawah has changed dramatically in recent days. Major recommendations and requirements of the governor and state health officials have been implemented by the different civic and commercial entities on Kiawah. This includes the cancellation of public meetings and events and the closure …

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Mar 25 2020

Coastal Community Foundation Launches COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund

By Abigail Darlington for The Island Connection  Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, the largest nonprofit community foundation in the Palmetto State, has launched the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to receive charitable donations to support communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The fund is seeded with …

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Mar 24 2020

Better To Have It

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Craig Weaver opened the March 3 Council meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island with a verbal ellipses, “The first subject is one that you’re going to hear over and over… over the next eight to 12 weeks. … As you’ve seen, our parkway renewal/ …

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Mar 24 2020

Recognition Day

By Zach Watson for The Island Connection  Recognition Day at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, March 13, 2020. (Photo by Cameron Pollack / The Citadel) One hour before sunrise on March 13, The Citadel class of 2023 was officially recognized as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets – two weeks …

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Mar 24 2020

Spoleto Festival USA Cancellation And Our Renewed Commitment

By Nigel Redden for Island Connection Dear Friends, Gian Carlo Menotti founded Spoleto Festival USA as a haven for artists where audiences could immerse themselves in performances that challenged, entertained, and often enlightened. 2020 promised to be an exceptional year for Spoleto Festival USA. Omar, the new opera by Rhiannon Giddens and co-composer Michael Abels, was …

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Mar 23 2020

Town Of Seabrook Island Public Advisory #7 On COVID-19

By Joseph Cronin for The Island Connection In the last 48 hours, the town has received multiple calls and emails from residents, property owners and visitors regarding access to Seabrook Island and its beaches. Given the existing protocols in place to limit public access through the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) security gate, neither …

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Mar 20 2020

Community Benefits From Our Lady Of Mercy Community Outreach Services Golf Tourney

By Jeannie Colson for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach, a nonprofit that has been helping those in need on the Sea Islands and downtown Charleston for 30 years, will host its 27th annual golf tournament April 29 at the exclusive Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island. Registration gets underway …

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Mar 19 2020

Original Art

By Colleen Parker for The Island Connection NV Realty Group hosts an ongoing rotation of fine art shows featuring local artists on Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. To date, together with their downtown office, more than $15,000 has been donated to the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, which opened in February. The current show, which …

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Mar 18 2020

Hit The Trails

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection James Island County Park is hosting the 10th Annual Mullet Haul Trail Run on April 25. (Photo by Kate Timbers). Charleston County Parks invites runners and walkers of all experience levels to hit the trails at the 10th annual Mullet Haul Trail Run, scheduled for April 25 at …

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Mar 17 2020

Freshfields Village Cancels Spring Events

By Ali Buendo for Island Connection The March Sip & Stroll and this week’s Cars & Coffee has been canceled.