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Jun 11 2010

10,000 shades of red and blue: Rosebank Farms 5th Annual Hydrangea Festival

Provided by Rosebank Farms June 12 and 13 celebrates one of the things we love most about the Lowcountry; our annual Hydrangea Festival at Rosebank Farms. During the festival, owners Sidi Limehouse and Louise Bennett invite everyone to drop by and view these spectacular Southern favorites. Sidi continues to add to his collection of more …

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Jun 11 2010

Spice up your evening with J.J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts

Provided by the Town of Kiawah Island Mark your calendar for the night of Wednesday, June 30. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Night Heron Park will host the nationally acclaimed zydeco group, J.J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts, one of the genre’s foremost current artists. Accordionist/singer J.J. Caillier hails from the heart of bayou country and …

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Jun 11 2010

Cruise with the dolphins

provided by Respite Care Ministries Join Respite Care Ministries for their First Annual Dolphin Cruise on the Island Breeze at 6:30 p.m. on June 26, 2010. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, wine, sodas and beer while traveling past historic plantation homes and the town of Rockville before cruising through the North Edisto River known for its …

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Jun 11 2010

Op-ED: Seabrook survey dodges key issues

By Glenda Miller With just days remaining for Seabrook Island property owners to return their proxies in response to four referendum questions, residents also are being asked to complete the annual survey. Conducted jointly by the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) and the Seabrook Island Club (SIC), the questionnaire is divided into eleven sections, …

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Jun 11 2010

Seabrook Town Council – May 25, 2010

Town Financials Mayor Bill Holtz opened the meeting by reading through the Town’s financials to date. “We didn’t have a good revenue month, but we’re ahead of budget and only $13,216.38behind last year, which isn’t a disaster,” he said, noting that if the town’s revenue continues to be low, they might have to make some …

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Jun 11 2010

Kiawah Town Council – June 1, 2010

2010/2011 Budget passes second reading Mayor William Wert stated that there were no substantive changes made to the budget since last reading. The Council approved second reading unanimously. GFOA – CAFR Financial Award Mayor Wert was happy to announce that the Town, under the guidance of Treasurer Ken Gunnells, received the Certificate of Achievement for …

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Jun 11 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – June 3, 2010

Democrats vying for County Council District 8 participated in a question and answer session with Johns Island residents following the formal Council meeting. Participating candidates included Richmond Truesdale, Eric Mack, Anna Johnson, Parris Williams, and Reverend Charles Glover. Audio Warehouse looking to move to Johns Island Johns Island resident Andy Jackson gave a brief presentation …

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Jun 11 2010

Op-Ed: The Island Curmudgeon: The phoenix will rise from the ashes

By William J. Duggan A few years ago I used a pen to paint a portrait of political incompetence. The Palmetto Connection was kind enough to publish these articles. The Clinton years provided much fodder for political satire. Unfortunately, The Palmetto Connection ceased to exist and I hope there was no cause and effect involved. …

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Jun 11 2010

Rural Mission welcomes new board members

By Chris Brooks Recently, Rural Mission’s Board of Directors approved a plan to expand the size of the Board to welcome new members. With these new members comes the hope that we will be able to grow both financially and in our breadth of service. The continuing economic recession has challenged all non-profits and charities …

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Jun 11 2010

Japanese Privit (Ligustrum japonicum)

By Jennifer Barbour April’s showers have definitely brought May flowers to the Lowcountry. Among the many native plants that are in bloom this month, a certain Japanese shrub is raising a bit of a “stink”. While the Japanese Privit, or Ligustrum japonicum, is an attractive, fast growing hedge with tiny pale blossoms throughout, it’s the …

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