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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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Apr 15 2010

Fishing report for April

By Captain Geoff Bennett Well, Spring is finally here! The last week has had days full of sun and temperatures holding in the 70’s. Our fishery is rapidly changing with many new signs of life. Anglers are starting to catch the first trout and flounder of the season. While an increasing amount of bait in …

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Apr 15 2010

Celebrating antique cars and Earth Fest

By Jessica Richardson The public is invited to drop by Night Heron Park on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Kiawah Island Community Association’s annual Cars in the Park! This fun-filled afternoon will showcase rare, antique and exotic cars from all over the world. Friends, family and pets are all …

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Apr 02 2010

Winter marshmallow crops blooming at Rosebank

By Kristin Hackler As an unexpectedly cold winter shivered its way through the Deep South this past year, covers were hurriedly thrown over row crops and bonfires set ablaze in the middle of citrus orchards. Floridian farmers, unfamiliar with such brutally low temperatures, did what they could to save their top-grossing crops, but several lesser …

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Apr 02 2010

Seabrook Town Council – March 23, 2010

Financials Mayor Holtz reported that, for the month and two months ending in February, revenues compared to the budget are in good shape, but the Town is down about $16,000 from last year. “It’s not as bad as January,” said Holtz, “so we seem to be catching up.” Expenses are in line, with the Town …

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Apr 02 2010

Charleston County District 8 Candidate

Thomas Legare “My main platform is the quality of life in district eight,” said Thomas Legare, his hands resting on a stack of agricultural reports and campaign literature. Rain rattled against the sides of his small office and outside, saturated farmland coughed the overabundance of water into gurgling streams. “See that?” he said, gesturing toward …

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Apr 02 2010

Charleston County District 9 candidate

Amy Fabri “I’m not a career politician, I’m an engaged citizen” “An elected official serves the people, not the other way around,” said Amy Fabri, leaning forward in her chair with the characteristic passion that has made her an invaluable asset to those interested in preserving the James Island community. As the co-founder of Islanders …

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Apr 02 2010

A great award for an amazing woman

While researching Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns Islands for the first publication of The Island Connection, there was one very important person we had to visit. Almost every islander we met told us that, if we were even considering writing about these islands, we had to sit down and talk with Ms. Betty Stringfellow. That suggestion …

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