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Jan 25 2010

Chisolm annexation issue to be brought before Hollywood Town Council

Provided by the Concerned Citizens for the Sea Islands Last Thursday, January 14, the Town of Hollywood Planning Commission voted against this annexation and PUD request from Canal Land and Timber Co – 118 acres on Chisolm Road, Johns Island. Nevertheless, Canal Land and Timber is bringing it before the full Town Council at today’s …

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Jan 23 2010

A hidden cottage of the senses

Beneath the distant drone of passing Cessnas, the first measures of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor can be heard drifting up from a drowsy hedge of late summer hydrangeas. Somewhere in the wild English garden, water splashes over a hidden waterfall and those passing through are swiftly immersed in a feeling …

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Jan 23 2010

Kiawah Town Council – January 5, 2009

Second reading of ordinance 2009-11: business license ordinance amendment Council unanimously voted to approve ordinance 2009-11, which amends the rate table for the various classifications of businesses as described in section 4-323 of the Town Code. Copies of the new rate table are available at Town Hall. Affirmation of the 2009 Ordinances As the Town …

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Jan 23 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – January 7, 2009

Johns Island Council met at 6:30pm in order to allow guest speaker, Congressman Leon Stavrinakis, more time to conduct a casual question and answer period with local residents. Zoning and site design requests around the island Following up on a request to the City’s Site Design Committee to remove 17 grand trees (the request was …

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Jan 23 2010

“Congratulations, your dog is a father”

Dorothy Farfone was thrilled to announce this year’s flower arrangement categories during the Seabrook Garden Club’s January 8, 2010, meeting. “Some of these I came up with at 2am,” she laughed. The competition will be held on Friday, February 12, at 9:30am. However, due to a conflict in scheduling, the meeting will be held at …

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Jan 23 2010

February Kiawah Arts events

The Kiawah Island Arts Council is continuing its amazing winter arts season with some incredible performances and presentations during the month of February. All events are open to the public and tickets are available at Kiawah Town Hall. Please refer to individual events to find out when tickets will become available. For more information, call …

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Jan 23 2010

Daily Discoveries: A chorus of frogs to bring in the New Year

By Jennifer Barbour I woke to a cold, damp, and cloud-covered New Year’s Day this year. By eight o’clock I had my one year old son, Dylan, sufficiently bundled up and in a stroller: we were off to greet the day with a good long walk. The chirps and chatter of cardinals, chick-a-dees, and warblers …

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Jan 23 2010

New year to volunteer

Kiawah Island hosted its first annual Volunteer Fair at the Sandcastle this past Thursday, January 14. Spearheaded by Red Cross volunteer and Kiawah Island resident Judy Sperling-Newton, the fair was very well attended, with 24 local volunteer organizations represented. The Fair kicked off with an instructional talk by Sally Burnett of Trident United Way, who …

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Jan 23 2010

The Island Curmudgeon – Iran: The swing of the pendulum

By William J. Duggan The year was 1979. It was a tragic year with major repercussions which are still felt today: the fall of the Shah of Iran and the rise of the Mullahs, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. One year later, Iraq would invade Iran. The Shahs The year …

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Jan 23 2010

As Ives Sees It: Head on a swivel

By Dwight S. Ives Despite the White House party crashers blunder, the US Secret Service consists of some of the most highly trained and experienced personnel in the world. Having had the honor to work periodically with some of these wonderful people over the past 30 years, I have had the rare opportunity to “talk …

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