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Jun 07 2021

Marco … Polo

Staff Report for Island Connection The largest container ship on record to ever dock at a South Carolina port came to the Wando Terminal on Friday, May 28. The cargo ship, Marco Polo, is 1,300-feet long and 175-feet wide.

Jun 04 2021

2021 Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation Fundraising

By Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation for The Island Connection The Sea Island Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) would like to thank our Sea Island neighbors, update you on our challenges and triumphs, and ask you to please continue to support your Johns and Wadmalaw Island neighbors in need, via the foundation. We continue to be …

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Jun 03 2021

Harold Varner

By Kiawah Island Club for The Island Connection Kiawah Island Club is excited to announce a new partnership with PGA Tour Champion, and youth sport advocate, Harold Varner III. Varner, who won the 2016 Australian PGA Championship and recently tied for second at the 2021 RBC Heritage on Hilton Head, will serve as the Kiawah …

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Jun 02 2021


By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  At the Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting on May 25, Council Member Jeri Finke reported on a special shorebird counting research project that will be wrapping up in the coming weeks with S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the Senner Lab at the University of South Carolina. There …

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Jun 01 2021

Tidal Wave Water Sports

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  A subject discussed at this week’s Seabrook Island Town Council meeting on May 25 noted by Mayor John Gregg as creating significant “interest” among residents was the potential opening of Tidal Wave Water Sports, which was set to open this past week at Bohicket Marina. Town Clerk Faye …

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May 28 2021

Spoleto 2021

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection You do not want Mike East’s job. When Spoleto USA began its planning over six months ago, it was impossible to predict whether the festival could happen at all this year. Audiences certainly wouldn’t be able to safely crowd into the usual large venues. As the Director of …

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May 25 2021

Tracks In The Sand

By Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol for The Island Connection Seabrook Island is home to the first loggerhead sea turtle nest of the 2021 nesting season here in South Carolina. Volunteers for the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol identified the nest early on May 5th. Sandy MacCoss located the crawl and found the nest with 117 eggs …

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May 21 2021

Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection  The traditional Marine Corps Birthday Celebration is returning to the Sandcastle on Kiawah Island on Thursday evening, November 11, it was announced by Jim Bannister and Justin Follmer, Co-Chairs for this annual gala celebrating the 246th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps. “We selected Veterans Day 2021 …

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May 20 2021

Freshfields Village

By Michael Stettner for The Island Connection Freshfields Village, located at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands, will offer various events to celebrate the spring season throughout May for locals and visitors alike.  “We’re excited to welcome events back to Freshfields Village for those across the Lowcountry to enjoy this month,” said Trish Pruitt, …

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May 19 2021

Kiawah Island Staff

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection Town Communications Manager Stephanie Braswell presented a resolution to Kiawah Island Town Council at the Town Council Meeting on May 4 concerning how to handle employees who either become infected with COVID-19 or who were exposed to it and have to quarantine. Braswell explained that up until now, …

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