Jun 10 2019

Seabrook Island Artist Guild June 2019 Artist Of The Month

By Sharon Peck for The Island Connection A Seabrook resident and member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild for several years, Linda Bell has always been interested in creative endeavors from sewing to carpentry to gardening. Drawing and painting have always been on Bell’s “round tuit” list. She had sets of oil and acrylic but …

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Jun 10 2019

Fishing At First Light

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection Warm weather has arrived and with it comes a host of seasonal species like shark, ladyfish and bluefish. Our traditional targets, redfish and trout, are hungry as ever as bait fills our waters. Our fishery is teeming with life and opportunities for anglers are endless. You have more …

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Jun 07 2019

Marine’s Birthday Ball Returns To Islands

Staff Report for The Island Connection The beautiful, oceanside Sandcastle on Kiawah Island will be the site of the 2019 Marine Corps Birthday Ball from 6-10 p.m., Monday, November 11, reports Kiawah Island resident and Marine Corps veteran, Jim Bannister, the Ball’s Co-Chairman.  “There hasn’t been a Marine Corps Birthday celebration on the sea islands …

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Jun 05 2019

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: May 28, 2019

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Pro Tem John Gregg presided over the Seabrook Island Town Council (SITC) meeting of May 28 in the absence of Mayor Ron Ciancio. Gregg confirmed the Town had complied with the Freedom of Information Act’s notification requirements, and approved the minutes of last month’s Council …

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Jun 04 2019

Making Waves Against Cancer

By Colin McCandless For The Island Connection “There’s a tremendous focus on gratitude and the positivity of what we are trying to do,” he said. “We don’t call it a competition. People are timed, but it’s really a safety measure.” The 2nd annual Swim Across America Charleston Kiawah open water swim charity event, a fundraiser …

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May 31 2019

Mt. Zion Raises Funds For STEM

By Mt. Zion Student Improvement Council for The Island Connection It’s no surprise that students have more fun and retain information better when they are connecting circuits to build a robot, mixing vinegar and baking soda to explode a model volcano, and calculating the distance to catapult a ball. Hands-on learning is at the core …

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May 31 2019

New Men’s Ministry On Johns Island

By Bill Wolford for The Island Connection The Church of Our Saviour, located at 4416 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., is pleased to announce the launch of a new life application men’s ministry called TEAM, Teaching, Equipping, Affirming Men for Spiritual Leadership.  As men, participants may feel the responsibilities and pressures of work, marriage, parenting, grandparenting, community …

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May 30 2019

2019 Fleming Senior Open Set For October

By Dale Leibach for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Racquet Club has announced the 36th annual Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay State Championship will be held on Seabrook Island from October 2-6, 2019. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned tournament was most recently named South Carolina’s Adult Tournament of the year, the third …

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May 29 2019

Offshore Drilling Prohibition Passes Into Law

By Reagan Kelley for Island Connection  State Senator Chip Campsen (R-Charleston, Beaufort, and Colleton Counties) introduced a budget proviso with 33 Senate co-sponsors on April 17th that protects South Carolina’s coast from offshore drilling. It passed into law on May 29th.  The proviso prohibits the issuance of state and local permits for infrastructure and other activities …

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May 29 2019

NOAA Predicts Near-normal 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

By Lauren Gaches for Island Connection NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. The hurricane season officially extends from June 1 to …

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