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Apr 30 2010

As we move into our fourth year …

In May of 2007, our company sent the very first edition of The Island Connection to your doorsteps, but the heart of this paper has been beating in my own heart for far longer than that. When I first moved to Charleston at the age of eight, my dad, an Episcopalian minister, was given the …

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Apr 30 2010

Appreciating our every day angels

As many saw and almost everyone heard, the Blue Angels were in town recently. We lined the banks of Charleston Harbor and for nearly an hour we turned our eyes and attention to the sky. I was mesmerized as I watched them fly past at dizzying speeds, displaying the raw power of a jet fighter. …

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Apr 15 2010

Council Holds Public Hearing to Gather Feedback on Drainage Concerns

Charleston County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Lonnie Hamilton, III, Public Services Building (4045 Bridge View Drive; North Charleston, 29405) about drainage concerns in the unincorporated portions of the County. “I requested to have a hearing after receiving phone calls from my …

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Apr 15 2010

Dog Ordinance

The Walmans are sitting outside of Java Java Café in Freshfields enjoying the mid-afternoon sun when Stuart Walman feels a sudden tug on the leash in his hand. He looks up and grins as his four year old Golden Retriever, Lake, strains toward a group of smiling kids who are already running their fingers through …

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Apr 15 2010

Interacting with St. Johns High School

It started with a trip to Washington, D.C. Through the generous donations of residents from Johns, Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, as well as the Town of Kiawah, thirty students from St. Johns High School were able to experience the historical inauguration of President Barack Obama last year. On their return, the students gave an enthusiastic …

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Apr 15 2010

Kiawah Town Council – April 6, 2010

Photos by Alan Kleinfeld ATAX funded events for 2011 The Ways and Means Committee recommended the following list of events to be funded through the Town’s Accomodations Tax fund. All of the events were approved by the ATAX Committee before being approved by Ways and Means: $125,184 for Charleston County Sheriff’s Deputies; $28, 816 for …

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Apr 15 2010

Johns Island Council – April 1, 2010

There was no quorum, but the Council went over a few items. Chairman Chris Cannon opened the meeting by stating that “There’s nothing really going on, which is great,” and noting that he hasn’t needed to go to any Council meetings by either the City or County. He did report that a PUD (Planned Unit …

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Apr 15 2010

Saving the planet is for Boneheads

By Kristin Hackler It began in early 2004. Kiawah Island resident Patti Romano was going about her day when her brother, Dan, handed her a stack of napkins. “We came up with these guys and now we don’t know what to do with them,” he grinned. Patti looked at the flimsy paper and recalled seeing …

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Apr 15 2010

How cold was our island winter?

By Ian Millar Charleston City has some temperature data that go back a long way. Those data can help bring a long term perspective to our recent winter experience here on Seabrook/Kiawah. The reason is that the temperature relationship between locations as close as Seabrook/Kiawah and Charleston’s downtown seems to be relatively consistent over time. …

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Apr 15 2010

Removing turf grass frustrations

By Nick Strehle Spring has sprung, and turf grass has already become a hassle. For most people, the best thing to do is return to the basics and don’t sweat the small stuff. All living things are driven to live and will find the easiest way to go about it. As long as we provide …

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