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Sep 03 2010

Book Review: Feeling as Free as a Fish

By Kristin Hackler Ellison Smith IV, a Sullivan’s Island resident who describes himself as “a lawyer by profession and a fisherman by trade,” is a true-blooded Charlestonian who grew up with one foot in the marsh and the other on a boat. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a major in English, …

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Sep 03 2010

Bishop Gadsden goes pajamas!:184 Pairs of pajamas raise more than $750

Provided by Bishop Gadsden Bishop Gadsden, the southeast’s leading continuing care retirement community, held a Pajama Drive during the week of August 9 as a part of its August Generous Spirit Program. The drive was in support of the Charleston Chapter of the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization which coordinates with other area non-profits such …

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Sep 03 2010

The gift of Exchange

by Kristin Hackler and Sam Reed You’ve probably heard about the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club from someone on the islands. Maybe they were telling you about a recent charity activity, or an interesting presentation given at the last dinner. It might have sounded interesting at the time ,but you let it slip from your mind. With …

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Sep 03 2010

Summer wrap up at the Sandcastle

Kiawah’s Sandcastle hosted several fun activities during the long, hot days of summer, including barbeques, arts & crafts and pool games. Check in with the Sandcastle to find out what great activities they will be hosting for Kiawah residents this fall! [cincopa 10740125]

Aug 30 2010

Spraying for mosquitoes over Seabrook: September 1, 2010

Donna J. Odom, Mosquito Control Superintendent for Charleston County Public Works, announced on August 30 that they will be spraying for adult mosquitoes over Seabrook Island during the day on Wednesday, September 1. Residents are advised that the spraying will involve a low-flying plane, but it will only be for the purpose of distributing the …

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Aug 20 2010

Giving a voice to the sea islands: Introducing the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce

By Kristin Hackler For 16 years, Sherry Hering has run a small business on James Island. While a successful businesswoman in her own right, Sherry noticed that a lot of the nearby businesses were struggling and it wasn’t just due to the economy, it was also due to a lack of exposure – not only …

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Aug 20 2010

Kiawah development agreement up for public praise and scrutiny

By Meredith Powell The Town of Kiawah has been busy negotiating with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort since 2005 in order to prepare a new development agreement, appropriately named the TOKI/KIGR Development Agreement. Though the documents are now available to the public for viewing online, Council officials also wanted citizens’ direct input. Public information session …

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Aug 20 2010

Johns Island Greenway sent to pasture

by Kristin Hackler “This is the most dysfunctional, mismanaged group I’ve ever seen conduct activities,” said Dr. Paul Roberts, volunteer Road Consultant for Kiawah Island, following the Thursday, August 12, meeting of County Council to discuss the Johns Island Greenway and potential widenings of Johns Island’s major roads. After an hour-and-a-half-long session which included the …

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Aug 20 2010

New public hearing dates announced for I-526 extension

provided by Charleston County After officially releasing the Mark Clark Expressway Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) and the Recommended Preferred Alternative on July 28, 2010, some concern was expressed that having two public hearings at one central location could limit the ability to reach all of the people who may want to share their thoughts …

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Aug 20 2010

Kiawah Town Council – August 3, 2010

Ordinance 2010-05: Dog leash law Before voting on the second reading of ordinance 2010-05, which allows owners to unleash their pets from November 1 – March 15 along most of the beach area (except critical habitat areas) during daylight hours as long as they’re under voice command, Mayor Wert read from two emails formally objecting …

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