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Jun 26 2020

Heartbreaking Decisions

By Natassia Donohue for The Island Connection What would you do if your family pet was suddenly faced with a treatable illness or experienced a medical emergency? Would your family be able to afford the cost of veterinary care? According to one American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals study, 40% of low-income …

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Jun 25 2020

Global Connections

By Zach Watson for The Island Eye News A quick drive from The Citadel over the Cooper River Bridge demonstrates the global connections within the modern world. According to the South Carolina Ports Authority, about five cargo ships enter Charleston Harbor every day, carrying cargo worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Another example can be …

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Jun 24 2020

Back In Business

By Sheilagh Carlisle for The Island Connection Sea Island Habitat for Humanity remains dedicated to building affordable housing in the Lowcountry. As of June 15, our ReStore at 3304 Maybank Highway is open to shoppers. We have taken necessary precautions to ensure their safety, including providing masks and hand sanitizer, and we will be allowing …

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Jun 24 2020

What To Expect On Your Next Visit To The Charleston Museum

By Liza Holian for the Island Connection    The Charleston Museum is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, visitors and staff. Below are protocols the museum has implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what visitors can do to help keep the museum and our historic houses safe for everyone. …

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Jun 23 2020

Events Season

By Keely Laughlin for The Island Connection As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on live events. From Broadway to Charleston, venues are dark and event producers everywhere are re-thinking how we can once again gather for a show. Given the unique set of challenges and budgetary constraints this pandemic has …

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Jun 23 2020

Include Your Pets In Your Plans

By Dan Krosse for The Island Connection The Charleston Animal Society urges you to include your pet in your family’s emergency plans. It’s important to remember that the Charleston area is at risk for many disasters – from hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes to forest fires, hazardous materials emergencies and coastal flooding. Any one of these …

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Jun 22 2020

New Leader

By Erica Taylor for the Island Connection The Charleston County School District has announced that Anna Mims is the new principal at Mt. Zion Elementary School. She has served as the district’s professional development coordinator for the past two years. Mims entered the field of education in 2004 as a teacher with Teach for America …

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Jun 19 2020

Musing From The Courtyard At The Casa Marina Hotel

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection If you go: https://casamarinahotel.com/ It was a balmy night, and the rum Old Fashioneds in Casa Marina’s Penthouse Lounge made it even sultrier. From this perch, lively with the hubbub of a suntanned crowd, I marveled at the sunset on Jacksonville Beach and eavesdropped on the last few …

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Jun 18 2020

Back To ‘Normal’

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer The Kiawah Island Town Council held its first in-person meeting in months June 2, a move that seemed indicative of a step in returning to whatever “normal” is. No masks were visible, but social distancing was being observed, mostly. Mayor Craig Weaver got the party started …

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Jun 18 2020

450 Million Years And Counting

By John Bloomfield for The Island Connection There is a crisis facing horseshoe crabs and the fish and bird life that depend on the crab’s eggs to survive. To raise public awareness, seek legislative and regulatory reforms and encourage the adoption of an already available synthetic alternative to the use of horseshoe crab blood in …

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