Aug 21 2009

View from the water: sunsets

By Captain Chad Hayes Nearly everyone who lives, or has the opportunity to visit the Lowcountry, experiences a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Many carry memories of the magical glow they witnessed on a crisp autumn morning, or the searing shine of a July afternoon. These memories can remind us of the best of times and …

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Aug 21 2009

Sunday strings – August 30, 2009

Amos Lawrence, Assistant Concert Master of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, will be playing a violin concert with piano accompaniment of light classics and easy listening at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior on Sunday, August 30, 2009, beginning at 4pm. The doors will be open for seating at 3:30pm. This concert is a thank you …

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Aug 21 2009

Student to scholar for a dollar

By Mary Girault In 1991, Mrs. Elizabeth Stringfellow established the Stringfellow-Andell Scholarship Fund for deserving John’s Island High School seniors seeking a college education. While Mrs. Stringfellow’s family, the Andells, once owned what is now called Seabrook Island, she grew up on John’s Island and felt a strong connection to the families she encountered. Seventy-five …

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Aug 21 2009

Op-Ed: Johns Island Roads: Truths, Inconvenient Truths, and Statistics

By Rich Thomas, Southern Johns Island Reading the article “Johns Island Roads: Unsafe At Any Speed!” in the July 10 issue of The Island Connection, I was reminded of the phrase, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”. This article was neither honestly nor objectively based on available statistics. A referenced …

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Aug 21 2009

Johns Island Council – August 6, 2009

Grand tree damage control Joel Evans with Charleston County Planning Commission and Sally Brooks, a certified arborist, gave a presentation to the Johns Island Council concerning the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SC DOT) plans to evaluate the safety of a “whole slew of trees” on Bohicket and River roads. According to State law, all …

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Aug 21 2009

Spring singing with the Island Choraliers

By Dr. Charles Bensonhaver Conductor Nat Malcolm has busied his singers this spring with concerts at the Seabrook Island Club and the Bishop Gadsden retirement community. This fall, the Choraliers will kick of their season with an appearance at “The Joe” in downtown Charleston, singing the National Anthem before the Rome Braves/Charleston Riverdogs game. There …

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Aug 19 2009

Clean my house! Contest seeks dirtiest room

In this situation, having a dirty house is a good thing. Castle Keepers, a residential cleaning company in Charleston, is hosting the Clean My House! contest and searching for the dirtiest room in the Lowcountry. The winner will get a free house cleaning and a Castle Keepers prize pack. The contest invites locals to nominate …

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Aug 17 2009

Vote for your favorite “music with a message

South Carolina bands and musicians have entered original songs for the Coastal Conservation League’s “Music with a Message” contest to convey their desire for a better world. Click HERE to watch the videos and vote for your favorite act! Winners perform live in front of thousands of people at the 2nd Annual Charleston Green Fair …

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Aug 07 2009

… and a bottle of rum

“Carolina is a favored land for the tippler. One learns here that in the warm months he must think and work very little, but drink heavily.” – from A Hessian Diary of the American Revolution Rum was a part of South Carolina before the land was even given its name. As far back as 1680, …

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Aug 07 2009

Seabrook Town Council

Seabrook Island Town Council – July 28, 2009 Council opened the public hearing for ordinance 2009-04: the approval of revisions to the Town of Seabrook Island’s Comprehensive Plan, at 2:25pm. As there was no one present to comment on the ordinance, the public hearing was closed. Sorting out the Utility situation Joe Hall of the …

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