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Apr 14 2022

United With Ukraine

Photo by Jennifer Tuohy for The Island Connection The U.S. and Ukraine flags fly side-by-side above the new Credit One stadium on Daniel Island.  The Charleston Open tennis tournament has been on here all week, wrapping up this weekend.  A charity pro-am was held Sunday as part of the Tennis Plays for Peace initiative and …

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Apr 13 2022

Kiawah Island Garden Club Gazes Upon Middleton Place Gardens

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection It is a wonderful time to visit Middleton Plantation. Though the season for camellias is ending, the azaleas are ablaze on the famous hillside bank of the Mill Pond and all throughout the 110-acre property. In addition to abundant gardens Middleton contains monuments and beautiful sculptures.  The marble …

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Apr 12 2022

Kiawah Island Discusses Clear-cutting For Multifamily Development

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah Island’s Planning Department reviews development projects for applicable zoning standards through the site plan review process. The Town does not have a tree protection ordinance. The Kiawah Island Architectural Review Board (ARB) administers tree protection/removal for Kiawah. Each site is treated individually, where careful decisions …

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Apr 11 2022

Yarn Pop-up Sale Spinning Its Way To Kiawah Island

Staff Report for The Island Connection Calling all yarn enthusiasts! Come shop on Kiawah Island for a Yarn Pop-Up Sale. Swing by Beachwalker Center (23 Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island, SC) on Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as Kiawah Cares Foundation offers …

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Apr 08 2022

Annual Art Walk To Stroll Down Bohicket Marina, April 16

Staff Report for The Island Connection Some of the area’s leading artists will be participating in the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual Art Walk at Bohicket Marina. This year’s line-up includes the following local artists: Kellie Jacobs, Jennifer Black, Sandra Roper, Bob LeFevre, Tina Mayland, Madeline Dukes, Colleen Wiessmann, Gary Kunkelman, and Lisa …

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Apr 07 2022

Seabrook Island Streamlines Strategic Plan Priorities

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  The current Seabrook Island Town Councilmembers will hold their positions for the next two years after winning in November 2021 and officially starting their terms on Jan. 1, 2022. Although a strategic planning session was not held with the last election term in 2020 due to the COVID-19 …

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Apr 06 2022

Seasonal Shuttle Service A Possibility For Seabrook

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  During the peak summer months, it is safe to say that beach communities in general experience parking issues, and Seabrook Island is no exception. At the Seabrook Island Town Council meeting on March 22, Town Administrator Joe Cronin announced he had been approached by the Seabrook Island Club …

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Apr 05 2022

Shorebird Migration Takes A Break At Area Beaches

By South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources for The Island Connection Shorebird migration peaks in the spring. Large flocks of Red Knots, up to 4,000 birds, are on the beaches at Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island and the Captain Sam’s inlet area. Red Knots are a federally threatened shorebird and are stopping over on South Carolina …

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Apr 01 2022

Op-Ed: Hope For Kiawah’s Bobcats

By Jennifer Woody for The Island Connection  In 2019, Town of Kiawah Island biologists began to notice a striking decline in the island’s bobcat population and after sending a deceased bobcat to the University of Georgia’s Wildlife Disease Laboratory in August of 2019, they discovered the reason. The bobcat had consumed toxic levels of four …

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Apr 01 2022

Credit One Charleston Open Field Is Set

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection The Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, has announced its preliminary player field for the 2022 tournament. The stacked competition features seven Grand Slam champions, five of the world’s top 10 players and four former Charleston Open champions. The Credit One Charleston …

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