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Mar 31 2022

New Law Makes Safer Space For Boaters, Water Goers

By South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources for Island Connection A new law signed into effect March 14 by Gov. Henry McMaster establishes on most of South Carolina’s major reservoirs a new 100-foot distance limit that boats underway must observe when approaching a dock, a person in the water or an anchored vessel. The new …

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Mar 30 2022

Boat Mindful Around Marine Mammals

By South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources for Island Connection As spring approaches and South Carolinians prepare for beach and boating weather, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officials are urging residents and visitors to safely share the waters with wildlife such as dolphins. South Carolina is home to an estimated several hundred bottlenose …

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Mar 29 2022

Hope Walk Brings Faith For Those Battling Huntington’s Disease

Staff Report for The Island Connection The South Carolina Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) will host the Charleston Team Hope Walk on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at James Island County Park. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) and their …

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Mar 28 2022

A House Tour With A View

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection The 20th annual Art and House Tour, presented by Arts, etc., will take place on Kiawah Island Friday, April 8, from 1-5pm and will feature five unique homes which have never been opened to the public. They vary in architectural style from traditional to contemporary and their settings …

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Mar 25 2022

Kiawah Island Searches For Short-term Traffic Improvements With Long-term Solutions

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection   Kimley-Horn, a Charleston engineering consultant, presented the traffic study to Kiawah Island Town Council on March 1 – a hot topic among residents and visitors alike. Even Mayor John Labriola reiterated how critically important this comprehensive study is to the future of Kiawah Island. “This is a product …

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Mar 24 2022

Highest Deer Density On Record For Kiawah Island

Staff Report for The Island Connection Since 1997, Town of Kiawah Island biologists have monitored the island’s deer population by conducting biannual (fall and winter) spotlight surveys. Survey data from each set of surveys are averaged to calculate the annual deer density estimate, expressed as deer per square mile.  Town biologists recently completed the winter …

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Mar 23 2022

On-site Ambulance Service Coming To Kiawah Island

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection As much as you may want to avoid using an ambulance on Kiawah Island, if you happen to need one, the service just got a little easier. With excitement, Councilmember Maryanne Connelly announced the addition of an ambulance to service Kiawah Island and the other barrier island communities. …

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Mar 22 2022

Kiawah Island Employs New Communications Manager

Staff Report for The Island Connection Chris Makowski, the Town of Kiawah Island’s new communications manager, joined on Jan. 24, 2022. Before launching his career with the Town, Makowski worked as the social media specialist for Berkeley Electric Cooperative. Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Makowski moved to Charleston to study marketing and communications at Charleston Southern …

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Mar 18 2022

Op-Ed: Call For Action To Make Captain Sam’s Inlet A No Wake Zone

Lauren Rust is the executive director of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network. This letter is addressed to Richard Boyles, director of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, requesting that Captain Sam’s Inlet be made a No Wake Zone. The Town of Seabrook Island and Town of Kiawah Island have issued letters to SCDNR in support …

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Mar 17 2022

Palmetto Ballet Performs At Angel Oak Elementary

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection On Feb. 18, Angel Oak Elementary held its first in-person assembly since the beginning of the COVID pandemic and it was an exciting event for the fourth and fifth graders. It was also the first performance the Palmetto Ballet had given at the school since the pandemic, so …

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