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Jul 01 2020

Why The 4th Of July Is The Most Dangerous Day Of The Year For Pets!

By Kay Hyman for Island Connection  The 4th of July Holiday is a happy time of year for people, but can be dangerous for pets in more ways than one. “By far, we see more pets turn up missing right after the 4th of July than any other time of year,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe …

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Jul 01 2020

Emphatic Advice

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer Seabrook residents were cautioned to mute their phones at the outset of the Seabrook Island Town Council meeting June 23. The mayor and town treasurer were in the Council chambers, but everyone else attended from remote bunkers. COVID-19 has re-asserted itself in the Lowcountry, necessitating strict …

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Jun 30 2020

Dolphins

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer A particularly robust “Dolphin Week” event in 2019 seemed to have the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network headed in the right direction. Plans for this year were moving right along until the COVID-19 pandemic ruined everything in its path, including dolphin education in the Lowcountry. This year …

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Jun 26 2020

Heartbreaking Decisions

By Natassia Donohue for The Island Connection What would you do if your family pet was suddenly faced with a treatable illness or experienced a medical emergency? Would your family be able to afford the cost of veterinary care? According to one American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals study, 40% of low-income …

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Jun 25 2020

Global Connections

By Zach Watson for The Island Eye News A quick drive from The Citadel over the Cooper River Bridge demonstrates the global connections within the modern world. According to the South Carolina Ports Authority, about five cargo ships enter Charleston Harbor every day, carrying cargo worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Another example can be …

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Jun 24 2020

Back In Business

By Sheilagh Carlisle for The Island Connection Sea Island Habitat for Humanity remains dedicated to building affordable housing in the Lowcountry. As of June 15, our ReStore at 3304 Maybank Highway is open to shoppers. We have taken necessary precautions to ensure their safety, including providing masks and hand sanitizer, and we will be allowing …

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Jun 24 2020

What To Expect On Your Next Visit To The Charleston Museum

By Liza Holian for the Island Connection    The Charleston Museum is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, visitors and staff. Below are protocols the museum has implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what visitors can do to help keep the museum and our historic houses safe for everyone. …

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Jun 23 2020

Events Season

By Keely Laughlin for The Island Connection As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on live events. From Broadway to Charleston, venues are dark and event producers everywhere are re-thinking how we can once again gather for a show. Given the unique set of challenges and budgetary constraints this pandemic has …

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Jun 23 2020

Include Your Pets In Your Plans

By Dan Krosse for The Island Connection The Charleston Animal Society urges you to include your pet in your family’s emergency plans. It’s important to remember that the Charleston area is at risk for many disasters – from hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes to forest fires, hazardous materials emergencies and coastal flooding. Any one of these …

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Jun 22 2020

New Leader

By Erica Taylor for the Island Connection The Charleston County School District has announced that Anna Mims is the new principal at Mt. Zion Elementary School. She has served as the district’s professional development coordinator for the past two years. Mims entered the field of education in 2004 as a teacher with Teach for America …

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