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Feb 20 2020

Shorebird Stewardship Kickoff Meeting

By Aaron Given for The Island Connection Are you interested in helping to protect Kiawah’s shorebirds? Please consider joining the Kiawah Shorebird Stewardship program. Stewards serve as advocates to protect our shorebirds and their critical habitats by teaching residents and guests about the birds that nest, rest and feed on our beach. The 2020 season …

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Feb 20 2020

Listen To Spring

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s nonprofit partner, the Charleston County Parks Foundation, will host a fundraiser featuring the Charleston Symphony on March 21. “Listen to Spring” will be held at the McLeod Plantation. Guests are invited to enjoy popular music under the stars at the historic …

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Feb 19 2020

A Long-term Look

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Kiawah Town Council has approved a study aimed at helping the town, other Kiawah entities and property owners better understand the current and future dynamics that impact the island’s property values. The study will be conducted by the real estate and economic development firm HR&A Advisors. …

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Feb 19 2020

Volunteer Readers Needed

Staff Report for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is looking for volunteers who are interested in reading to the “Yes, I Can!” after school kids on March 2. The program is part of the celebration of Read Across America Day. Those who want to participate should email Jennifer Meshanko at Jennifer.Meshanko@olmoutreach.org.

Feb 19 2020

Exquisite Spaces

By David Savard for The Island Connection  The historic Fitch-Rivers House will be featured as the 43rd annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Symphony Designer Showhouse. Opening March 19, the house will display three levels of exquisite spaces presented by local interior designers. All proceeds benefit the Charleston Symphony and fund CSOL music scholarships. The …

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Feb 18 2020

Authenticity And Vitality

By Kelly Laughlin for The Island Connection The second concert in Quentin E. Baxter’s series will feature award winning vocalist Kate McGarry and the 2019 Grammy-nominated McGarry/Ganz/Versace Trio. The concert, sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Turtle Point Clubhouse. With …

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Feb 18 2020

Penny Wars

By Lisa Giuliana for The Island Connection Students at the Nativity School in Charleston recently took on extra chores at home and used their allowances to donate coins and bills for the school’s week-long penny wars fundraiser during National Catholic Schools Week. In just five days, they raised more than $1,200, and, on Feb. 12, …

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Feb 18 2020

Dr. Dorree’s Ask Away

By Dr. Dorree Lynn for Island Connection Dear Dr. Dorree, I’ve been reading your articles for the past few weeks in The Island Connection. I would like to ask you a short question. I hope you will respond. My husband and I are in our late 60s and retired to a lovely home on Kiawah …

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Feb 17 2020

Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic Seeks Volunteer Nurses

By Carries Moores for The Island Connection Do you know a practicing or retired RN with time to spare and a will to give back? Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, located on Johns Island, has treated more than 4,000 low-income, uninsured adults across the Lowcountry and needs help in continuing its mission. The Clinic currently …

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Feb 17 2020

From Hemp To CBD

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Garden Club welcomed Louis Miles of Clarity Nutraceuticals Jan. 17 for an informative meeting about hemp and its various uses. A letter was read from Crystal Thomas about her personal experiences with growing hemp in South Carolina. The state created a pilot program for farming …

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