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Apr 02 2021

College Of Charleston School Of The Arts Presents Arts Under The Oaks Festival

By Nandini Mccauley for The Island Connection The inaugural “College of Charleston School of the Arts Festival: Arts under the Oaks” will offer an entertaining day of arts experiences for Lowcountry audiences. Featuring performances by the College’s department of music alongside the department of theatre and dance, the event will take place on April 10 …

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Apr 02 2021

Charleston Tennis To Host Charleston 250 Tournament

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection Charleston Tennis, LLC, which owns and operates the Volvo Car Open, will host an additional WTA tennis tournament this spring on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. The Charleston 250, April 10-18, will immediately follow the Volvo Car Open, April 3-11, at LTP Daniel Island Tennis Center. Both events …

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Apr 01 2021

Addition Of More Than 600,000 New Properties To Unclaimed Property Website

By Curtis Loftis for The Island Connection State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced today that more than 600,000 new properties have been reported to the State’s Unclaimed Property Program, including over 3,500 $50 rebate checks that were issued to South Carolinians back in 2019, as part of the Mega Millions lottery windfall. “The State Treasurer’s Office …

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Mar 31 2021

Saint John’s High School

By Steve Larson for The Island Connection St. John’s High School students are having honest and frank conversations with members of the Charleston Police Department (CPD). These talks, called Community Circles, are part of a department initiative that puts officers in front of Charleston County School District (CCSD) students so that a structured dialogue can …

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Mar 30 2021

Income Tax

By South Carolina Department Of Revenue for The Island Connection The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will follow the deadline change announced Wednesday by the Internal Revenue Service for individual income taxes, moving the normal April 15 deadline to May 17. However, the department is waiting on receipt of further IRS guidance, expected in …

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Mar 29 2021

Charleston Symphony Orchestra

By Alana Morrall for The Island Connection The Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced changes to its business model that will ensure the organization’s ongoing financial sustainability in the wake of COVID-19. These changes include an expanded partnership with the Charleston Gaillard Center and a redeveloped artistic leadership strategy, both of which align with the orchestra’s …

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Mar 25 2021

Arts Etc House Tour

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection The Board of Kiawah’s Arts etc. has made the difficult decision to postpone the Kiawah House Tour from May 7 of this year to April 8, 2022 due to concern for the health and safety of volunteers, members and guests resulting from the pandemic. Arts etc. volunteers have …

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Mar 24 2021

Sea Islands Art Show

By Tina Mayland for The Island Connection Some of the area’s leading artists will be participating in the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Art Walk at Bohicket Marina. This year’s line-up includes the following local artists: Kellie Jacobs, Tina Mayland, Sandra Roper, Colleen Wiessmann, Lisa Willits, Amelia Rose Smith, Jennifer Black, Fer Caggiano, …

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Mar 18 2021

Op-Ed: Coastal Conservation League

By Betsy La Force for The Island Connection Last week, the fight over loopholes for big plastics and oil industries continued when the full Senate Medical Affairs Committee considered Senate Bill 525, which would exempt an unproven process known as pyrolysis from our state’s solid waste regulations. We witnessed two hours of robust discussion on …

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Mar 17 2021

Charleston County Public Library

By Mayci Rechner for The Island Connection The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) published its Strategic Vision Plan for 2021-2024, paving the way for new and innovative services and programs for the community of Charleston County. The plan focuses on five areas: • Equity • Community Engagement • Workforce Development • Educational Success • Literacy …

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