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Nov 30 2019

Bishop Gadsden Dedicates Anderson Croquet Court And Pavilion

By Maggie Brown for The Island Connection Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community held a grand opening ceremony for its new Anderson Croquet Court and Pavilion Nov. 8. The ceremony got underway with remarks from Bishop Gadsden President and Chief Executive Officer Sarah Tipton and retired President/CEO Bill Trawick, as well as residents who were instrumental …

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Nov 28 2019

Still Digging

By Cathy Coleman for The Island Connection The six volunteers who comprise the Water Wellness Mission team hosted a gathering at the Seabrook Island Clubhouse Oct. 27, honoring 65 local islanders who have made generous donations for new wells. Co-program Directors Bill Britton and John Carpenter thanked the organization’s contributors and shared with them all …

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Nov 27 2019

Ranked Number One

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection Ashleigh Barty, the first Australian to be ranked No. 1 in the world in more than four decades, will compete in the 2020 Volvo Car Open April 4 through April 12 on Daniel Island. Barty is the reigning French Open champion and the newest winner of the WTA …

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Nov 26 2019

The Very Best Time Of The Year

By Candace Dwyer for The Island Connection The Charleston Coastal Choir will present its annual Christmas concert Dec. 3 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Betsy Kerrison Parkway. There is no admission charge for “The Very Best Time of the Year,” a choral celebration of traditional and contemporary holiday favorites. Chorus Director Van McCallum is …

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Nov 25 2019

Kiawah Island Town Council Passes Short-term Rental Ordinance

By Stephanie Brasswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Town Council has approved a revised ordinance that includes a combination of measures intended to better regulate the operation and impact of short-term rental homes on the community. The law, approved by the Council Nov. 5, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. It also …

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Nov 24 2019

For The Birds

By David Lucas for The Island Connection The initiative to save Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary has taken a giant step forward with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recent approval of the $124 million lower harbor contract as part of the Charleston Harbor deepening project. Awarded in August to Virginia-based Norfolk Dredging Company, the lower …

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Nov 24 2019

Straight To Art At The Sea

By Elena Gaudino for The Island Connection Straight to Art at the Sea, a partnership between local online gallery Straight to Art and Timbers Kiawah, is returning for a special holiday edition on Nov. 25, featuring a number of pieces by local and regional artists. Four local artists – Kat Cumberledge, Kim Painter, Suzanne Leonard …

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Nov 23 2019

Kiawah Island’s First Mayor Passes Away

Staff Report for The Island Connection Edward Bernard “Bo” Turner, the first mayor of the Town of Kiawah Island, passed away Oct. 27 at the age of 91. A retired Army colonel, Turner served as mayor from 1988 to 1990. Under his administration, the town’s first ordinances were established, as was the beach management plan, …

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Nov 23 2019

Volunteers Needed

By Fran Williams for The Island Connection AARP TaxAide is a free program that makes it easier for older, low and middle-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions they’ve earned. We are seeking local volunteers to train as tax counselors for our 10 Charleston-area sites. Last tax season, we …

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Nov 15 2019

Doctor Dorree: Aging With Zest

By Dorree Lynn for The Island Connection We wise elders who have been privileged to live with added years have learned a few life lessons along the way. Since no American population has ever lived this long, this well or in such good health, we have become the pioneers we once admired. We are the …

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