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Mar 17 2020

Coronavirus/COVID – 19 Update #3

By Stephanie Braswell for Island Connection As seen in the news over the weekend, there has been an increase in the number of cases in South Carolina and more cases are expected. Given the nature of this rapidly evolving situation, it is important to remember that our first line of defense against potential impact is for everyone …

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Mar 17 2020

A Doggone Good Time

By Mitch Pulwer for The Island Connection SEADOGS, the Seabrook Island dog and beach advocacy group, has announced that its annual Beach Walk will take place on April 28, starting at 5 p.m. on North Beach. The event is a tradition that has helped the Seabrook Island community combine fun for dogs – and their …

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Mar 17 2020

Citadel Announces Commencement Speakers

By Kim Keelor-Parker for The Island Connection   Andy Warlick Gen. Joseph F. Dunford The South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2020 commencement will take place at 9 a.m. May 9 at McAlister Field House. About 500 cadet graduates and veteran day students will be addressed by this year’s commencement speaker, retired Marine Corps …

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Mar 16 2020

Up And Running

By Barbara Burgess for The Island Connection Seabrook Island Village is up and running. As of Feb. 19, we have 21 members –  people receiving services – and 41 volunteers – those providing services. Many of you have heard of us, but, in case you’re one who has not, Seabrook Island Village is a nonprofit …

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Mar 16 2020

Helping Local Charities

By Kimberly Farfone Borts for The Island Connection Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community has awarded nearly $280,000 in grants from the Bishop Gadsden Charitable Fund to nine local charities. Chosen through a selection process completed by Bishop Gadsden residents, the 2019 charitable grant recipients and the dollars they received include: Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic …

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Mar 13 2020

Kiawah Island Parkway Phase 1 Is Underway

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection From now through May 12, construction crews will be working on the Kiawah Island Parkway from the main Kiawah Island Community Association gate to and including the Freshfields roundabout as a part of phase 1 of the Kiawah Island Parkway Improvement Project. Traffic control, construction crews and …

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Mar 13 2020

Family-friendly Event Celebrates Outdoor Activities

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston Outdoor Fest, a family-friendly event that celebrates the paddle sports and outdoor recreation communities, is scheduled for April 18 and April 19 at James Island County Park. The two-day event features a multitude of activities to explore in a festival setting. Guests can try their hand …

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Mar 12 2020

Spring Into Spring

By Ali Buendo for The Island Connection Freshfields Village, located at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook islands, will offer various events to celebrate the spring season.  On March 19, Freshfield’s Village Sip & Stroll returns. Shoppers can take advantage of special in-store events, sales and promotions at select participating retailers while enjoying light refreshments …

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Mar 12 2020

Transparency Is The Key

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer Suffragettes in the early 20th century holding their “Votes for Women” signs were often treated to violence by an array of antagonists who painted them as an enduring threat. Nevertheless, they persisted, and the 19th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920. …

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Mar 11 2020

Talking Turkey

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Seabrook Island Town Council opened its Feb. 24 meeting half an hour early to accommodate a public hearing of ordinances 2020-01 and 2020-02. There were still plenty of seats available, but late arrivals had to shoehorn themselves between existing clusters, as attendees seemed to have come …

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