Jun 20 2022

A Story Of Friendship And A Cause

By Swim Across America Charleston-Kiawah for Island Eye News Brad Johnson and Jana Chanthabane didn’t know each other until they met and joined the Swim Across America community in 2018 when the inaugural Swim Across America Charleston-Kiawah swim took place. What brought them to the swimming event was much deeper than the beautiful location and …

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Jun 20 2022

Kiawah Island Turtle Nest Count Doubles Since May

Staff Report for The Island Connection As of June 8, the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol’s nest count for 2022 currently stands at 178. Last month, that number was 86, indicating the nest count has more than doubled since May.  Be sure to check the Town’s social media pages every Tuesday for all things turtle related. …

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Jun 10 2022

Editor’s Note

CORRECTION: Last week’s story headlined “Kiawah Town Hall to host SC Republican Party” was misleading. The meeting is not being hosted by the Town, the building was just being used. The meeting is meant to be informational and is not a campaign event. We apologize for the confusion.  Respectfully Yours,  Zach Giroux  The Island Connection, …

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Jun 09 2022

Bishop Gadsden Opens Gadsden Glen Center For Health And Rehab

Staff Report for The Island Connection On May 25, Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community held a dedication and grand opening for Gadsden Glen Center for Health and Rehab.  The building is 156,000 gross square feet and features the following:  • 32 Memory Support Residences – Arcadia Community  • Two neighborhoods with 16 residents in each  …

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Jun 09 2022

Be In The Know Before A Hurricane Blows

By NOAA for Island Connection The following hurricane safety tips and resources are provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season …

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Jun 08 2022

Kiawah Island Locates Record-breaking Number Of Turtle Nests

Staff Report for The Island Connection On May 22, the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol had a record-breaking day with 18 nests found in just one day.  Be sure to check the Town’s social media pages every Tuesday for all things turtle related.  The Town will be sharing pictures, information, and updates from KITP every Tuesday …

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Jun 08 2022

Summertime And The Fish Are Teeming

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection It’s a great time to be fishing. Our waters are now teeming with bait and fish are eating heartily. All the summer seasonal species have arrived and when combined with our traditional gamefish, provide a whole array of options for an angler. If you haven’t begun fishing …

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Jun 07 2022

Nancy Nowak To Host Three Day Pastels, Oils Workshop

Staff Report for The Island Connection A three-day workshop will feature Nancy Nowak on June 20-22 at Freshfields Village.  The workshop is sponsored by Patricia Reno Huff Gallery. Participants may use pastels and or oil.  Nowak’s work is a beautiful tapestry of color and attention grabbing in her compositional shapes and her shadow interpretation. Her …

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Jun 06 2022

Kiawah Island Litter Sweep Yields Mostly Cigarette Butts

By Kurt Steelman for The Island Connection On Saturday, May 21, volunteers gathered at Mingo Point to conduct a litter sweep on Kiawah Island. This sweep was the fifth in a new effort by the Kiawah Conservancy to help maintain clean and safe habitats for wildlife in and around Kiawah. The Conservancy’s litter sweeps are …

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Jun 06 2022

Shellfish Harvest Season Has Ended, To Return In The Fall

By South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources for The Island Connection The 2021-2022 season for harvest of oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from South Carolina’s State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds closed May 31 at one half hour after official sunset, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials.  Because higher …

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