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Mar 18 2010

Native Plant Spring Symposium

The South Carolina Native Plant Society will be hosting their 2010 Symposium May 7 – 9. It will be held at the beautiful, historic Magnolia Plantation and the Quality Suites Convention Center in North Charleston. Doug Tallamy author of, Bringing Nature Home- How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, will be the keynote speaker. …

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Mar 18 2010

Op – Ed: The Island Curmudgeon: The Massachusetts Witch Hunts

By William J. Duggan The date is January 19, 2010. The senatorial race for Massachusetts has been won by a Republican, Scott Brown. The looser was the Democratic Attorney General, Martha Coakley. Every American, Republican or Democrat, should thank the people of Massachusetts for their choice of Senator. They should also thank Dorothy Rabinowitz, a …

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Mar 10 2010

Help make Johns Island roads safer

Provided by the Concerned Citizens for the Sea Islands Poor driving habits including inattention, speeding, cell phone use, and driving while impaired (drugs and/or alcohol) are the major cause of accidents on Johns Island roads and elsewhere. There is no question that intensive law enforcement is very effective in reducing these causes and the resulting …

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Mar 05 2010

Preserving Palmetto Point

Special to the Island Connection As part of its continuing effort to preserve the unique natural environment of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Open Land Trust recently celebrated the conservation of Palmetto Point, a 150 acre tract of land located on Legareville Road in the traditionally rural and agricultural setting of Johns Island. Palmetto Point …

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Mar 05 2010

Seabrook Town Council – February 23, 2010

Town financials “Let me precede this by saying that the beginning of the year report is not a very good indication of the coming year,” said Mayor Bill Holtz, noting that budgets usually need about 2 to 3 months to adjust to the new year. For the month of January 2010, revenues for the Town …

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Mar 05 2010

Councilman Qualey looks to join County Council

By Kristin Hackler Joseph Qualey is a man determined to do what’s right. Whether it’s fighting to protect the conserved acres of Dill Plantation on James Island or cutting cumbersome studies down to simple solutions, Qualey has spent most of his working career as a practicing lawyer in downtown Charleston, dealing with tangled political knots …

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Mar 05 2010

The golden goodness of the Golden Cup

By Kristin Hackler The smell of fresh sticky buns rising in the oven waft from the front door of the Golden Cup Café on Johns Island. Located in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center at the corner of Maybank and Main, the Golden Cup has been open for almost a year and is already gaining a …

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Mar 05 2010

Permit it or forget it: From home repairs to construction, Seabrook requires building permits

“From time to time, people on the island complain because their contractor has to get a permit for this or that,” said Randy Pierce, the Town Administrator for Seabrook Island. “But it’s for a very good reason that we ask them to do this.” Not only are Seabrook residents required to comply with Charleston County’s …

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Mar 05 2010

All aboard Freshfields annual Boat Show

All are welcome to come socialize and to discover what’s new in the world of boating. On March 20 and 21, the Village Green will be lined with the newest boats from Duncan’s Boats, Butler Marine of Charleston, Sea Ray of Charleston and many others. The Freshfields Village Boat Show also offers an array of …

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Mar 05 2010

An excellent arrangement

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Flower Arrangement competition hosted by the Seabrook Island Garden Club! It was a tough call for judges Fred Ristow, Tina Dear and Ernie Berger, but in the end, five power flower arrangers walked away with the blue ribbon in several of the most interesting arrangement categories to date. …

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