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Jun 11 2010

Rural Mission struggles to meet basic needs

By Linda D. Gadson Despite some progress, many families and elderly residents in and around Charleston do not have a decent home and many live in shocking conditions. They can be found within a stone’s throw of some of Charleston’s most affluent areas, often living in homes that one would expect to see in a …

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Jun 11 2010

Sea Pork (Aplidium stellatum)

by Jennifer Barbour Contrary to what you might think when you find sea pork washed ashore, it’s not a brain or internal organ of a marine animal; it’s actually a tunicate. The cartilage-like exoskeleton (tunic) is composed primarily of cellulose, and houses a colony of individual animals called zooids. The zooid colony derives food from …

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Jun 11 2010

Photo gallery: Mt. Zion Tennis Team

Jun 11 2010

Exchange Club and Darkness to Light

By Sam Reed One of the major beneficiaries of the financial gifts from the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is the “Darkness to Light” program, which provides services to help combat child sexual abuse. Whether we like it or not, this is a serious problem in our society. Over a 12 year period, the local Exchange Club …

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Jun 11 2010

Summer Farmers’ Market returns to Freshfields

Provided by Freshfields Village Fresh fruits, vegetables, sweet grass baskets, wild flowers and the aroma of kettle corn will again fill the air as the Freshfields Village Farmers’ and Art Market season returns every Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Shop for Johns Island tomatoes, squash, corn, green beans and fresh herbs from local …

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May 28 2010

Honoring America’s veterans


Honoring America’s veterans By Marilyn Olson Last year I was honored and privileged to chaperone the St. Johns High School trip to the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. Recently, I was again honored and privileged, this time to chaperone the Lowcountry World War II veteran’s trip to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight Lowcountry, a group …

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May 28 2010

Recreation

By Kristin Hackler “I was meant to do this,” smiled Matt DuBon, manager of Carolina Watersports at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island. Six years ago and fresh out of college, Matt walked up to the little building beside the man-made freshwater lakes just off of Maybank Highway and told the owner that he would do …

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May 28 2010

Op-Ed:SIPOA recommends decrease in SIC payments

By Glenda Miller After property owners paid their 2010 annual assessments of $1,995 – approximately 30% more than the 2009 dues – the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) Board is recommending a decrease in the annual assessment amount that the Seabrook Island Club (SIC) pays the SIPOA. During the April SIPOA meeting, the Board …

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May 28 2010

Island volunteers keep the tennis ball bouncing for Mount Zion


If you noticed some tennis-savvy kids eating pizza and running drills at the Seabrook Racquet Club courts this past Tuesday, May 25, then you were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Mount Zion Elementary School Tennis Team, winners of the Tri-County Elementary School Tennis Tournament. Every year, some 80 teams compete in this …

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May 28 2010

Celebrating the Gullah heritage of Wadmalaw Island

[cincopa 10618964] The dark storm clouds predicted for the weekend of May 15 held off just long enough for some wonderful island celebrations. On Wadmalaw Island, the Wadmalaw Island Community Center celebrated their Gullah/Geechee Heritage through an entertaining afternoon of music, performances and an excellent silent auction. All funds raised during the event will go …

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