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Apr 13 2020

COVID 19 New EIP Guidance Statement

By Mark Hinkle for Island Connection “The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments.  However, for some people receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration–specifically those who …

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Apr 08 2020

No Island Connection Issue This Week

Staff Report for Island Connection Due to the extreme conditions presented by Covid-19, we are skipping the April 10 edition of the Island Connection. We will resume publication once the Towns have said it is safe for everyone to come back to Kiawah and Seabrook to support the businesses that so generously support us.

Apr 03 2020

Johns Island Native Participates In Ship Selection Draft

By Rick Burke for The Island Connection Navy Midshipman Gordon Turley, a native of Johns Island, participated in the 2020 spring Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps ship selection draft as a future member of the Surface Warfare Officer community. More than 270 midshipmen from NROTC units around the country chose to serve as surface warfare …

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Apr 02 2020

Virus Shuts Down County Parks And Events

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recommendation from the governor’s office concerning the corona virus, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s parks were closed until further notice on March 20. In addition, all events have been canceled through May 10, including …

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Apr 01 2020

The Best In Human Nature

By Ericka Plater for The Island Connection At the core of the mission of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach every day is the ability to provide assistance, education and wellness services to individuals and families to support self-sufficiency in the communities we serve. We understand all too well that a strain such as this …

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Apr 01 2020

Happy Birthday Beethoven

By Mandie Ronick for The Island Connection The Charleston Symphony will join orchestras around the world next season in celebrating the works of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, in honor of the 250th anniversary of his birth later this year. The CSO’s 2020-2021 Masterworks season, titled “An Ode to Joy,” will feature one or more of …

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Apr 01 2020

Can You Dig It?

From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for The Island Connection The public is invited to join the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources archaeology team as they conduct excavations at Pockoy Island, located on Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve. Archaeological excavation will take place from May 1 through May 23.  “The Ring People,” …

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Mar 31 2020

Emergency Ordinance Passed By Kiawah Island Town Council

By Stephanie Braswell for The Island Connection Yesterday afternoon, Town Council held a special call meeting and passed an amended emergency ordinance regarding short-term rentals, the advertising of rentals, and social gatherings. The following emergency procedures were adopted, effective immediately, and remain in effect until May 22, 2020, unless otherwise terminated, amended, or extended by …

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Mar 31 2020

Kiawah Island Garden Club Members Visit Cypress Gardens

By Martha Zink and Debra Rowland for The Island Connection On March 13, members of the Kiawah Island Garden Club and their guests gathered for a delicious meal at the Monck’s Corner Gilligan’s Restaurant and then went on a 45-minute guided boat tour through 20 acres of Cypress Garden’s 80-acre swamp. During the ride through …

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Mar 30 2020

New Kiawah Island Leash Law Now In Effect

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection As of March 16, dogs must be leashed on the beach at Kiawah Island, except in the designated area located between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course Clubhouse. In the dog-use area, dogs can be off-leash year-round from 7 a.m. to 7 …

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