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Feb 25 2020

Kiawah Island Town Council Sets Speed Record

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Most records were made to be broken, but this one maybe not so much. The Kiawah Island Town Council broke the 30-minute meeting barrier on Feb. 4, sprinting through a skinny agenda and effectively slamming the door on neighboring Seabrook’s previous best of 41 minutes. Mayor …

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Feb 21 2020

Spreading The Love

By Dan Jordan de Jong for The Island Connection Charleston Collegiate School freshmen Paulsen and Alec Evans are spreading the love with their latest philanthropic endeavor. They collected 375 jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank on Valentine’s Day. Paulsen and Alec are no strangers to philanthropy. Earlier in …

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Feb 21 2020

Correction

There was a typo in the Jan. 31 issue of The Island Connection. In the article about the Town of Kiawah Island Council meeting, published on page 2, a sentence read: “Between insurance and payback agreements and court ordered paybacks, the $15,000 settlement from Webster Rogers represents the bulk of TOKI’s losses, Wilson explained.” The …

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Feb 21 2020

No Drill Bill

By Reagan Kelley for The Island Connection Senate Bill 870, which would permanently prohibit infrastructure associated with offshore drilling off the coast of South Carolina, received key approval Jan. 30 from the 17-member Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, which passed the legislation out of the committee with a single dissenting vote. “Clearing the committee …

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Feb 20 2020

Shorebird Stewardship Kickoff Meeting

By Aaron Given for The Island Connection Are you interested in helping to protect Kiawah’s shorebirds? Please consider joining the Kiawah Shorebird Stewardship program. Stewards serve as advocates to protect our shorebirds and their critical habitats by teaching residents and guests about the birds that nest, rest and feed on our beach. The 2020 season …

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Feb 20 2020

Listen To Spring

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s nonprofit partner, the Charleston County Parks Foundation, will host a fundraiser featuring the Charleston Symphony on March 21. “Listen to Spring” will be held at the McLeod Plantation. Guests are invited to enjoy popular music under the stars at the historic …

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Feb 19 2020

A Long-term Look

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Kiawah Town Council has approved a study aimed at helping the town, other Kiawah entities and property owners better understand the current and future dynamics that impact the island’s property values. The study will be conducted by the real estate and economic development firm HR&A Advisors. …

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Feb 19 2020

Volunteer Readers Needed

Staff Report for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is looking for volunteers who are interested in reading to the “Yes, I Can!” after school kids on March 2. The program is part of the celebration of Read Across America Day. Those who want to participate should email Jennifer Meshanko at Jennifer.Meshanko@olmoutreach.org.

Feb 19 2020

Exquisite Spaces

By David Savard for The Island Connection  The historic Fitch-Rivers House will be featured as the 43rd annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Symphony Designer Showhouse. Opening March 19, the house will display three levels of exquisite spaces presented by local interior designers. All proceeds benefit the Charleston Symphony and fund CSOL music scholarships. The …

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Feb 18 2020

Authenticity And Vitality

By Kelly Laughlin for The Island Connection The second concert in Quentin E. Baxter’s series will feature award winning vocalist Kate McGarry and the 2019 Grammy-nominated McGarry/Ganz/Versace Trio. The concert, sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Turtle Point Clubhouse. With …

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