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Feb 15 2021

Hands Of Christ Supports More Than 50,000 Lowcountry Students

By Hands of Christ for The Island Connection Since 2003, Hands of Christ has provided school uniforms and school supplies to over 57,000 children in Charleston, Berkley, Dorchester and Colleton Counties and other areas throughout South Carolina. Thirteen churches served as distribution sites in 2019 where plans were in place to serve 4,800 children, grades …

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Feb 12 2021

Women Build 2021

By Sea Island Habitat for Humanity for The Island Connection The 22nd annual Women Build week is just one month away. The event brings women from the area together for a week-long build, where we hope to take a house from the foundation to finish in seven days. This year we will be building a …

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Feb 11 2021

Johns Island Zoning Update

By Johns Island Coalition for The Island Connection Charleston County staff will return to the Planning Commission next month to provide their latest recommendations for the RR-3 and R-4 zoning changes that impact the unincorporated portions of Johns Island and Seabrook Island. There are two additional points we want to cover: First, the process to …

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Feb 10 2021

Seabrook Island Town Council: January 26, 2021

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Town Council held its first monthly meeting of the new year on Jan. 26, 2021. In light of continued COVID-19 precautions, both the Council and its committees are still holding meetings virtually via Zoom. After hearing and approving a proposed amendment from councilmember Jeri Finke, …

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Feb 10 2021

South Carolina Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey And Great Backyard Bird Count Set For February 12-15

By Greg Lucas for Island Connection The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Feb. 12-15, in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. The state natural resources agency is interested in the status and distribution of these colorful songbirds that are wintering in the Palmetto State. …

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Feb 05 2021

College Of Charleston Theatre Presents Radio Play Of World War Two Love Story ‘Last Train To Nibroc’ On February 12 And 13

By Nandini McCauley for Island Connection On February 12 and 13, the College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Last Train to Nibroc,” penned in the late 1990s by American playwright Arlene Hutton. This audio-only radio play is produced in partnership between CofC Stages and Center Stage, a student-run theatre group at …

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Feb 05 2021

Targeting Small Businesses

by Lesley Fair for The Island Connection There’s a new coronavirus-related scam making the rounds, but this time the crooks are targeting small businesses. It starts with an email that claims to come from the “Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance.” It says you’re eligible for a loan of up to $250,000 and asks …

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Feb 04 2021

Freshfields Village To Host Annual Art Walk With Local And Visiting Artists On February 12

By Michael Stettner for Island Connection Freshfields Village, located at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands, will host its annual Art Walk, featuring local and visiting artists at participating retail shops. The event will take place on February 12, 2020, from 4 to 7pm to coincide with Valentine’s Day weekend. “We’re excited Freshfields Village can …

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Feb 04 2021

Charleston County Library

By Doug Reynolds for The Island Connection Charleston County Public Library has been ranked among the top libraries in the United States in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. CCPL received a three-star rating in its peer group, making it the only library system in South Carolina with a starred rating. Published annually, the …

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Feb 03 2021

Superintendent Of Education

By Ryan Brown for The Island Connection With the start of the 2021 legislative session, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman has released the South Carolina Department of Education’s legislative priorities for 2021. The safe and expedient return of students to the classroom remains at the forefront of the SCDE’s agenda. “While our primary focus …

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