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Sep 13 2021

Seafields

By Malloy & Co. for The Island Connection Kiawah Life Plan Village Inc. (KLPV), a newly formed not for-profit, has closed and purchased a 9-acre site from Kiawah Partners, a subsidiary of South Street Partners – for Seafields at Kiawah Island, the first 62+ luxury life plan community on the island. Conceived in response to …

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Sep 10 2021

Short-term Rentals

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection Town Administrator Joe Cronin provided an update on short-term rentals on Seabrook Island at the Aug. 24 Town Council meeting. Cronin said that the week before the meeting, they surpassed their 500th short-term rental permit for the 2021 calendar year. He mentioned that there are actually 501 active …

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Sep 09 2021

Marine Mammals

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection   For four seasons now, dolphin educators have been present at Captain Sam’s Spit on both the Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island sides to help teach visitors and locals about the unique characteristics of dolphin strand feeding. These educators are a part of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network, which …

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Sep 08 2021

Electronic Bikes

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection Apparently defining an e-bike is in order for Seabrook Island before they can totally prohibit them on the beach, per the Town of Seabrook Island ordinance, section 32-42 (vehicle use). The ordinance clearly states that e-bikes are considered to be motor vehicles and as the ordinance states: “The …

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Sep 03 2021

Gullah Geechee

By Angel Parson for Island Connection Victoria Smalls, a National Park Ranger with the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park Beaufort, SC, and public historian, educator, arts advocate, and cultural preservationist from St. Helena Island, SC, has been named the executive director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, four-state National Heritage Area under the National …

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Sep 02 2021

Rosemary

By April Punsalan for The Island Connection Rosemary is a powerhouse herb. The name rosemary comes from the Latin ros (meaning dew) and marinus (meaning sea), which translates to “dew of the sea.” Rosemary is a popular landscape plant given its drought tolerance and resilience to pests. Hence why rosemary occurs in almost every shopping …

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Sep 01 2021

Pine Needles

Staff Report for The Island Connection Longleaf pine trees are beginning to shed needles across the Sandhills and Coastal Plain. This is an annual, natural occurrence that mainly takes place in the fall, but dry weather in certain areas combined with high temperatures are causing this to take place early again this year.  Many folks …

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Sep 01 2021

South Carolina Animal Shelters Hold Emergency Rescue Program

Staff Report for Island Connection The lives of thousands of animals in shelters across South Carolina are at stake, as homeless animals have been pouring into shelters for weeks. “Nearly every shelter in the state, including the largest shelters [Greenville County Animal Care, Charleston Animal Society, Horry County Animal Care Center and Columbia Animal Services] …

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Aug 31 2021

Beetles

Staff Report for The Island Connection August is the most critical time of year to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as adult activity peaks. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is declaring August as “Tree Check Month” for this invasive pest. Checking trees for the beetle and the damage it causes is …

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Aug 31 2021

Summer Is The Newest Member Of The Lucky Dog Club

Staff Report for Island Connection Summer enjoying her first boat ride near Isle of Palms. Summer was rescued on a mountain top highway (starved to bones) in New Mexico 11 years ago. She is the “soul” center of her owners’ family.  She was found during the cross-country trip being made in response to Nancy’s mother …

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