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Sep 15 2020

A Worthy Cause

Staff report for The Island Connection Lisa Giuliani of Charleston is planning to ride 300 miles and raise $2,500 during the month of September for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund in support of its sixth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA. “My 15-year-old daughter became fast friends with her classmate in kindergarten who was diagnosed with …

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Sep 14 2020

Nominations Are Open

By Alan Armstrong for The Island Connection The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is soliciting nominations for its annual Angel Oak Award, which recognizes a person who performs volunteer services that contribute significantly to the people or quality of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah or Seabrook islands. The award, first presented in 2012, is named after a …

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Sep 14 2020

Pandemic Fun

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection When the term “rage cleaning” struck a chord with me, I knew I had to make a change. The timeline of this forced isolation was coming into focus. The news was dreadful. I needed a breather. Some inspiration. What were my creative friends doing to lighten things up? …

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Sep 11 2020

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: August 25, 2020

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The town of Seabrook Island hopes to recover more than $16,000 in pandemic-related expenses through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Town Administrator Joe Cronin announced at the Seabrook Council’s Aug. 25 meeting. Cronin reviewed a number of grant requests made by the …

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Sep 11 2020

Area Beach Sweep Postponed

Staff Reports for The Island Connection The Beach Sweep/River Sweep litter cleanup, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, 2020, on beaches all along the South Carolina coast, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the current situation, the coordinators at the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural …

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Sep 10 2020

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: September 1, 2020

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Craig Weaver characterized the use of secondgeneration anticoagulant rodenticides in the past tense at the Sept. 1 meeting of the Kiawah Island Town Council. According to Weaver, all the major players on the island are behind a push to eliminate the use of a toxin …

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Sep 10 2020

Our World Without

By Joshua Zalabak for The Island Connection The South Carolina Aquarium, which closed its doors for 68 days before re-opening in May, is facing a severe financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a typical year, general admission sales and membership make up approximately 80% of its revenue, with the spring and summer months accounting …

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Sep 09 2020

New PGA Director

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection The PGA of America has named Ryan Ogle as the new championship director for the 2021 PGA Championship, scheduled for May 17 through May 23 at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Ogle joined the PGA of America in 2012 and most recently served as championship …

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Sep 09 2020

An Online Adventure

By Amanda Bunting Comen for The Island Connection The largest networking event in the Mount Pleasant area will be a 10-day virtual experience this year. In partnership with On Purpose Adventures, the 10th anniversary Expo will be an online adventure, accessible by any smart device, that will allow participants to engage with vendors in a …

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Sep 07 2020

Taking The Stroll

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer There is a simple truth to why abused women stay with their tormentors – they have nowhere else to go. Butch Kennedy is chief executive officer of the Palmetto Hope Network, which serves as an intermediary for women who can’t find or don’t qualify for room …

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