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Nov 25 2019

Kiawah Island Town Council Passes Short-term Rental Ordinance

By Stephanie Brasswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Town Council has approved a revised ordinance that includes a combination of measures intended to better regulate the operation and impact of short-term rental homes on the community. The law, approved by the Council Nov. 5, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. It also …

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Nov 24 2019

For The Birds

By David Lucas for The Island Connection The initiative to save Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary has taken a giant step forward with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recent approval of the $124 million lower harbor contract as part of the Charleston Harbor deepening project. Awarded in August to Virginia-based Norfolk Dredging Company, the lower …

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Nov 24 2019

Straight To Art At The Sea

By Elena Gaudino for The Island Connection Straight to Art at the Sea, a partnership between local online gallery Straight to Art and Timbers Kiawah, is returning for a special holiday edition on Nov. 25, featuring a number of pieces by local and regional artists. Four local artists – Kat Cumberledge, Kim Painter, Suzanne Leonard …

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Nov 23 2019

Kiawah Island’s First Mayor Passes Away

Staff Report for The Island Connection Edward Bernard “Bo” Turner, the first mayor of the Town of Kiawah Island, passed away Oct. 27 at the age of 91. A retired Army colonel, Turner served as mayor from 1988 to 1990. Under his administration, the town’s first ordinances were established, as was the beach management plan, …

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Nov 23 2019

Volunteers Needed

By Fran Williams for The Island Connection AARP TaxAide is a free program that makes it easier for older, low and middle-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions they’ve earned. We are seeking local volunteers to train as tax counselors for our 10 Charleston-area sites. Last tax season, we …

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Nov 15 2019

Doctor Dorree: Aging With Zest

By Dorree Lynn for The Island Connection We wise elders who have been privileged to live with added years have learned a few life lessons along the way. Since no American population has ever lived this long, this well or in such good health, we have become the pioneers we once admired. We are the …

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Nov 15 2019

Seabird Nesting Season Comes To An End

By Felicia Sanders for Island Connection The nesting pelican colony on Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary was the second largest in the Palmetto State in 2019. South Carolina’s 2019 seabird nesting season has come to an end, and counts from nesting colonies have been compiled for this season by SCDNR biologists. Nine species of seabirds, including …

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Nov 14 2019

Paws In The Park Petwalk Is On: Rain Or Shine!

By Kay Hyman for Island Connection  Rain or shine, Charleston Animal Society’s 2019 Paws in the Park fundraising pet walk is a go! “We know it’s going to be cold and wet, but aren’t our animals worth it,” said Charleston Animal Society President & CEO Joe Elmore. “This is going to be a day that …

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Nov 14 2019

Explore Some More With Mimi

Staff Report for The Island Connection The third and final book in Catherine Farley’s “Explore with Mimi” children’s book series will grace the shelves of local retailers just in time for the Christmas season. In “Mimi’s Adventures on Kiawah Island,” the beloved Lowcountry deer discovers the beauty and wonder of the island. Once again, Farley …

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Nov 14 2019

The Wild Side

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The “WOW of South Carolina” took center stage on the grounds of the Kaminski House, located on the banks of the Sampit River in Georgetown on Oct. 10. South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) Executive Director Amy Armstrong used the term to describe the watersheds, marshes, …

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