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May 21 2020

Mother-Daughter Teamwork

By Gretchen Koss for The Island Connection  Sullivan’s Island native Dorothea Benton Frank passed away in 2019, leaving behind literally millions of fans and a long list of bestselling novels. Now her legacy includes her only children’s book, co-authored by her daughter, a story about a standout kid who learns to stick up for himself …

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May 20 2020

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: May 14, 2020

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr Staff Writer The May 14 Council meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island opened with the now customary look of the Hollywood Squares game show. Although Council member Chris Widuch occupied the center square historically occupied by Paul Lynde, there wasn’t much fooling about in this, the age …

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May 19 2020

Spoleto At Home Begins This Friday!

By John Hagerty for Island Connection This is your all-access invitation to Spoleto at Home—17 days of virtual programming you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own living room! Starting this Friday, May 22, tune in for original concerts, best-of Bank of America Chamber Music hits, and insightful conversations with Festival artists. All …

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May 19 2020

Bobcats And Deer

By Jim Jordan for The Island Connection Kiawah Island is an extraordinary place, boasting world-class amenities, a pristine beach and a vibrant natural ecosystem. For many years, the island’s ecosystem has functioned just like Mother Nature intended. Sea turtles nested on our beaches, ospreys caught fish in our creeks and bobcats controlled the island’s deer …

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May 19 2020

Right On Cue

By Erin Weeks for The Island Connection Department of Natural Resources biologists reported the start of the turtle nesting season with a nest laid the night of April 30 on Lighthouse Island. Located within the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, the site of South Carolina’s densest sea turtle nesting area, the loggerhead nest was discovered …

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May 01 2020

Sea Turtle Season Begins In South Carolina

By Erin Weeks for Island Connection USFWS staffer Billy Shaw discovered this nest on Lighthouse Island in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Sea turtle nesting season in South Carolina has begun right on cue. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are pleased to report the start of sea turtle nesting with a …

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Apr 30 2020

Ticket Purchase Windows Delayed For 2021 PGA Championship

By Arielle Alpino for Island Connection  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and its widespread impacts, ticket purchase windows have been delayed and ticket registration has been extended until August 9 for the 2021 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Ticket purchase windows were originally scheduled to begin in May 2020. The delay …

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Apr 30 2020

Charleston Animal Society To Distribute Pet Food And Supplies For Cats

By Kay Hyman for Island Connection The GreaterGood organization is sending one of their Rescue Bank trucks filled with cat food and cat litter to Charleston Animal Society on Thursday, April 30. It is part of the GreaterGood Food Grant-COVID -19 Response. Rescue Bank is one of the Signature Programs of Greater Good, it provides support to shelters and …

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Apr 30 2020

Cunningham Calls On Kiawah Island Community Association To Return $1 Million Coronavirus Loan

By Rebecca Drago for The Island Connection Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) today called on Kiawah Island Community Association to return the $1 million coronavirus loan they obtained through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Congress established the PPP as part of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to aid small businesses in …

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Apr 14 2020

Filing And Payment Relief Available For South Carolina Taxes

By Bonnie Swingle for Island Connection In response to the expanded tax relief provided by the IRS, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is providing additional tax filing and payment relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “While collecting tax dollars and ensuring compliance is critical to the continued fiscal health of South …

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