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Jul 08 2020

Are You Prepared For The 2020 Hurricane Season?

By Debra J. Young for The Island Connection With the 2020 hurricane season predicted to be active, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging families to prepare early as they face unprecedented challenges during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.      FEMA has published a guide, “COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season,” that describes …

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Jul 07 2020

Extra Protection

By David Lucas for The Island Connection With plans for the renourishment of Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary firmly in place, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ S.C. Coastal Bird Conservation program has begun to focus on additional projects. Most recently, the SCCBC, working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Cape Romain National …

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Jul 07 2020

Hall of Honor

By Ben Abzug for The Island Connection The Charleston RiverDogs and Boeing have inducted retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James Livingston and Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard who was killed in action, as the inaugural class of their newly-established Hall of Honor.  The team planned to …

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Jul 06 2020

Photo Box

Photos by Allison Zamora for The Island Connection Seabrook is a photogenic island, as Allison Zamora can attest. Some photos she’s taken recently, clockwise, starting at top left: Chris Collins with a huge red he caught in Captain Sam’s Creek; sunset on Seabrook; one of the island’s many avian inhabitants; Allison and her catch; and …

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Jul 03 2020

Virtual Birding

By Jackie Brooks for The Island Connection With the heat of the summer and the need to continue social distancing, the Seabrook Island Birders have scheduled a “Virtual Movie Matinee” series using Zoom. Join us on the second and fourth Tuesdays in July and August – and the best part is, you don’t even have …

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Jul 03 2020

Monsters And Memberships

By Josh Zalabak for The Island Connection July at the South Carolina Aquarium is offering many opportunities. There’s lots to look forward to at the South Carolina Aquarium during the month of July, from monsters to enhanced membership opportunities to the second annual Flipper Float. The Aquarium’s newest “exhibit,” Monsters: From Micro to Mega, will …

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Jul 02 2020

East West Partners

By Kelsey Donnelly for The Island Connection East West Partners has purchased 13.8 acres of oceanfront property on Kiawah Island and plans to develop a luxury condominium community on the property in collaboration with Kiawah Partners. The transaction closed on June 22. “East West Partners has deep roots in the Charleston region, and we believe …

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Jul 01 2020

Why The 4th Of July Is The Most Dangerous Day Of The Year For Pets!

By Kay Hyman for Island Connection  The 4th of July Holiday is a happy time of year for people, but can be dangerous for pets in more ways than one. “By far, we see more pets turn up missing right after the 4th of July than any other time of year,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe …

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Jul 01 2020

Emphatic Advice

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer Seabrook residents were cautioned to mute their phones at the outset of the Seabrook Island Town Council meeting June 23. The mayor and town treasurer were in the Council chambers, but everyone else attended from remote bunkers. COVID-19 has re-asserted itself in the Lowcountry, necessitating strict …

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Jun 30 2020

Dolphins

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer A particularly robust “Dolphin Week” event in 2019 seemed to have the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network headed in the right direction. Plans for this year were moving right along until the COVID-19 pandemic ruined everything in its path, including dolphin education in the Lowcountry. This year …

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