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Nov 10 2021

Seabrook Island Sea Turtle Strandings On The Rise

By Joshua Shilko for Island Connection Each year, Seabrook Island plays host to nesting loggerhead sea turtles. Residents and visitors alike welcome the site of nests on the beach and relish the occasional chance to get a glimpse of this threatened species. However, a less desirable visit from our sea turtle friends seems to be …

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Nov 09 2021

Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care Program Returns To Johns Island

By Sara Perry for The Island Connection Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia once again have the opportunity for respite while their loved ones take part in social activities Johns Island.  On Nov. 4, Respite Care Charleston (RCC) resumed its half-day social program for individuals with memory loss and cognitive impairment. …

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Nov 08 2021

24th Annual Symphony Tour Of Homes On Kiawah Island Set For November 13

By Charleston Symphony Orchestra League for The Island Connection The Symphony Tour of Homes on Kiawah Island, now in its 24th year, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13. The self-guided tour includes a combination of newly constructed homes as well as older homes that have had major renovations. Among the musicians performing at the …

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Nov 05 2021

Local Climate Change Nonprofit To Host Presentation

By Charleston Climate Coalition for The Island Connection The Charleston Climate Coalition will host “Surge Sessions: Dispatches on the Climate Crisis” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at The American Theatre, located at 446 King Street in Charleston. Those who attend are asked to give a $10 donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A …

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Nov 04 2021

Kiawah Cares Foundation To Host ‘Purses And Pastries’ In New Year

By Kiawah Island Community Association for The Island Connection Kiawah Cares Foundation presents its ‘2022 Purses and Pastries.’ On March 17, 2022, Kiawah Cares will host its first ever purse auction at The Sandcastle from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. with special guest Carolyn Murray, an Emmy award-winning journalist and anchor from WCBD News.  Kiawah Cares …

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Nov 03 2021

Angel Oak Principal Awarded State Accolade

By Charleston County School District for The Island Connection Angel Oak Elementary School’s principal, Judith Condon, made a decision to invest in the arts when she arrived at the school in 2017. That investment led to a range of opportunities for the students, and eventually, recognition for the school at the state level. Condon is …

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Nov 02 2021

Unofficial Seabrook Island Election Results

Staff Report for The Island Connection Mayor John Gregg 97.03% 392 Town Council Jeri Finke 20.01% 315Patricia Fox 19.76% 311Barry R Goldstein 24.27% 382Dan Kortvelesy 18.23% 287Sharon Welch 17.28% 272 Combined Utilities Commissioner Lee Vancini 99.74% 383

Nov 02 2021

Short-term Rental Cap Petition Runs Out Of Time For Referendum

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  Involved residents and property owners voiced their concerns both for and against a cap on short-term rentals for Seabrook Island at the Oct. 26 Seabrook Island Town Council meeting. A petition that prompted this public discussion was entitled “Preserve Seabrook: It’s Our Home,” which was intended to provide …

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Nov 01 2021

All You Need To Know About The Upcoming Seabrook Island Election

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  Election day is upon us! The Town of Seabrook Island will hold their 2021 municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 2.  All four seats on Town Council are open, as well as the mayor’s seat. There is also a seat up for election on the utility commission. The terms …

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Oct 28 2021

Will You Be One Of The 100?

Local newspapers are a dying breed. Over the last two years 1,800 local newspapers have shuttered. Research shows that the existence of local newspapers encourages political participation in small communities and improves decision-making in favor of the collective good, in both local and state governments. Last month, we began a campaign with readers of The …

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