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Dec 31 2020

Demo Artist

By Sharon Peck for The Island Connection Stephanie Marzella, who was originally scheduled to be the demo artist for the March 2020 meeting, has agreed to be the demo artist for the Jan. 19 meeting of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, which will be held outdoors behind the Lake House. Please bring a chair and …

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Dec 31 2020

Department Of Natural Resources Officer Was A Lifesaver

By David Lucas for The Island Connection A South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officer was recently responsible for saving a driver’s life in Charleston County. On Dec. 14, LCpl. Griffin Allison arrived at the scene of a crash involving a pickup truck and dump truck on Highway 17 near the U.S. Post Office in …

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Dec 30 2020

Seabrook Island Town Council: December 15, 2020

By Brian Sherman, The Island Connection Editor Over the objections of a dozen or so local residents, the Seabrook Island Town Council has made changes in the town’s Development Standards Ordinance involving subjects ranging from parking to regulating shortterm rentals. At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Council unanimously passed Ordinance 2020-14 on third and final …

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Dec 30 2020

Funding The Future

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Connection In the spirit of the season of giving, Charleston-area residents Ben and Kelly Navarro recently announced a sizable recurring gift for Charleston County School District students. The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund, the couple’s newest philanthropic venture, has the potential to provide more than 500 CCSD students with up …

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Dec 25 2020

Innovation Of The Year

By Maggie Brown for The Island Connection The year 2020 required flexibility, innovation and a dedication to health and safety, and Bishop Gadsden’s Environmental Services team was up to the task. The team was awarded “Innovation of the Year” by LeadingAge South Carolina for establishing negative pressure rooms in the Read Cloister Skilled Nursing area …

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Dec 24 2020

Environmental Excellence

By Kim Hill for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Property Owners Association has retained its designation as a Certified Audubon Sustainable Community through the Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program, while SIPOA Executive Director Heather Paton, who led the effort to maintain certification status for the association, is being recognized for environmental stewardship by Audubon …

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Dec 22 2020

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Provides Free Virtual Holiday Concert For Community

 By Alana Morrall for Island Connection The Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) today announced a special gift to the community. From Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, the CSO will offer everyone in the community a free livestream of Holiday Pops. The sold-out production was filmed live to socially distanced audiences across three performances this past …

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Dec 21 2020

Behind The Scenes

By Jackie Brooks for The Island Connection Are you interested in learning how the movies brought to you this year by the Seabrook Island Birders were made? Regardless of the weather, you can put your feet up, relax from the holiday madness and enjoy an informative show about how the spectacular scenes were filmed. “Earthflight: …

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Dec 21 2020

Saving The Light

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will partner with Save the Light to host its annual half marathon and 5K Feb. 6, 2021, on Folly Beach. Space will be limited, and pre-registration is required. The race supports the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse by Save the …

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Dec 18 2020

‘Elves’ Help Decorate Kiawah Island

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection Early in December, around 20 “elves,” under the leadership of Joan Collar, gathered at the Night Heron Pavilion to fashion well over 50 arrangements to decorate all Kiawah Island’s signs, both inside and outside the gates. The KICA landscaping crew cut and gathered mounds of fresh greens, including …

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