Apr 15 2019

Annual Event Celebrates Gullah Culture

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection Mark your calendars and order your tickets for the Saturday, May 4 event from 3-6 p.m. at the Freshfields Village green on Kiawah Island. This always popular festival will feature live stage performances by Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers, and the Deninufay African Dance & Drum Production …

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Apr 12 2019

9th Annual Haygood/Grady Tennis Tournament

By Susan Stallings for The Island Connection The 9th annual Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Championship is being held this year on May 3-5th on Kiawah Island. The tournament is in honor and memory of Prinella Haygood who died from breast cancer at the age of 37. Haygood was a former employee of the Kiawah Island Golf …

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Apr 11 2019

Town Of Kiawah Island Releases Grow Native Plant Database

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah is pleased to announce the release of the new online native plant database. The database is part of the Town’s Grow Native initiative launched last fall. This initiative is a community-wide effort to increase the use of native plants in landscaping projects with …

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Apr 10 2019

March Madness Engages Johns Island Students

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Kiawah Island Photography Club has been reaching out to Johns Island schools for the past 7 years. They’ve had more luck some years than others, as different administrations were more/less receptive to the group taking pictures of their students. Club members took pictures of the …

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Apr 10 2019

Fan Favorite Keys Takes The 2019 Volvo Car Open Trophy

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Connection Contributing Editor The 2019 Volvo Car Open had a truly local flavor this year. From plenty of Daniel Island-brewed craft-beer on hand, to the not-one-but-two local girls competing in the field of world-class tennis players, plus a brand new local owner in Ben Navarro, the event did Charleston proud. Despite …

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Apr 09 2019

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: March 26, 2019

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The sound of small talk peppered Seabrook Council Chambers while a slate of public hearings passed without comment on March 26. Seabrook Island Town Council correctly anticipated the amount of feedback to expect on the transfer of several parcels to Seabrook’s Greenspace Conservancy. Ordinances 2019-01, 02, …

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Apr 05 2019

Seabrook Island Natural History Guild April 2019 Thursday Evening Program

By Norman Powers for The Island Connection Recent developments at one of Charleston’s oldest and bestpreserved plantation homes will be the focus of April’s Evening Program at the Lake House on Thursday evening, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., in a presentation by Dr. Carter C. Hudgins, the president and CEO of The Drayton Hall Preservation …

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Apr 05 2019

Chip In To Give A Hand Up To Vets

By Rich O’Brien for The Island Connection The 4th Annual Hardee’s Chip in for Veterans Charity Classic will be held on May 8 at Briar’s Creek and May 9 at Wescott Golf Club. The event will help raise money to support the important work of PGA HOPE Charleston and the Lowcountry Chapter of Stand Up …

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Apr 04 2019

Lowcountry Art And Artisan Showcase

By Emily Jenkins for The Island Connection Photos courtesy of Jack Kotz and Barbara Clawson Local artists, crafters and creators will exhibit their wares on Kiawah Island this April at the Lowcountry Art and Artisan Showcase.  This semiannual event, which is hosted by the Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA), takes places at The Sandcastle on …

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Apr 04 2019

Seabrook Island’s Crooked Oaks Hosts Respite Care Charleston

By Sara Perry for The Island Connection On April 29, Respite Care Charleston (RCC) will host its annual MORE.GOOD.DAYS. Golf Tournament at The Seabrook Island Club’s Crooked Oaks course. Proceeds from the event will benefit RCC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which has provided support and services to Charleston families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related …

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