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Nov 09 2020

Johns Island Coalition

Staff Report for The Island Connection Three Johns Island community organizations have formed a unified and more effective voice regarding Johns Island land use issues. They include the Johns Island Community Association, the Johns Island Council and the Johns Island Task Force. The term land use refers to major issues and actions that affect what …

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Nov 09 2020

Source And Resource

By Macey Davis for The Island Connection The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston is hosting a new exhibit, “Nature: Source and Resource,” in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery. Through Nov. 29, the gallery will feature works by past visiting artists Katherine Dunlap and Antwon Ford, both of whom participated in the …

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Nov 06 2020

Kiawah Island Garden Club

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection On a perfect mid-October day, a large enthusiastic group of Kiawah Island Garden Club members took a walking tour of seven gardens in the Rhett’s Bluff neighborhood, most with views of the Kiawah River, Bass Creek or Bass Pond. It was so well spaced and timed that everyone …

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Nov 06 2020

Bohicket Half Marathon Will Be An In-person Event

By Zach Giroux for The Island Connection The Charleston running community can look forward to a popular annual event not being canceled or virtualized by COVID-19 in the coming month. The Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K has gained approval to hold the event in-person with adherence to strict coronavirus precautions. The race, created by the …

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Nov 05 2020

Seabrook Island Sea Animals

By Zach Giroux for The Island Connection One of the best spots to see marine mammals at Kiawah and Seabrook Island is Captain Sams Inlet. Bottlenose dolphins most commonly frequent the area, and now they are more protected than ever before. Dolphin strand feeding typically takes place within three hours of low tide each day …

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Nov 05 2020

South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources Shorebird Leader Named Biologist Of The Year

Staff report for Island Connection Felicia Sanders, who serves as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Coastal Bird Conservation Project supervisor, has been named the Biologist of the Year by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. “We are so fortunate to have Felicia as our Shorebird Project leader at SCDNR,” said Emily …

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Nov 04 2020

2020 Municipal Election

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island municipal election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with seven candidates vying for a total of five positions. Voters will choose a mayor, two Council members for two-year terms and two Council members for four-year terms.  John Labriola and Klaus Said are on …

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Nov 04 2020

A Patriotic Celebration

By Chris Hauff for The Island Connection The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will serve as Charleston’s home for patriotism during Veterans Day week. In appreciation of those who served in the military, the museum will offer free admission to veterans Nov. 11 through Nov. 15.   The museum has also partnered with the East …

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Oct 30 2020

Brew At The Zoo

By Macey Davis for The Island Connection Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina’s premier botanical gardens, will host its 10th annual Brew at the Zoo Nov. 7. New for this year, the event will be held in Bruce Munro’s expansive work of art and exhibit, Field of Light. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., guests will be …

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Oct 29 2020

Helpful Hints And Tips For Seasonal Homeowners

Staff Report for The Island Connection There are many seasonal homeowners in the Charleston area, especially in the coastal communities. As the summer season draws to a close, we start to see many of these part-time residents return to their primary homes. This diverse mix of residents is great for our community and economy, but …

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