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Island Connection - March 28, 2014

Island Connection - March 28, 2014

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Volume 7, Issue 25
Volume 7, Issue 25

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 P  R  E  S  O R  T  S  T  A  N D A  R  D U S  P  O S  T  A  G E  P  A  I   D C H A  R  L  E  S  T  O N S  C P  E  R  M I   T  N O 4  3  7  P  O S  T  A  L  P  A  T  R  O N
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Ring for a Change
Volume 7 Issue 25
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Tour of Homes
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Time For Tennis
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Seabrook featured in Charlotte Magazine
BY JENNIFER TUOHY
The Island Connection Editor 
D
ue to inclement weather cancellations, the First Grade class of James Island Christian School had to wait for its special prize. At the end of 2013, the class won a field trip to the Kiawah Nature Center by selling the most fundraising calendars in the  whole school. Te students participated in the school fundraiser with much gusto, and sold a large number of in front of the Village Market-Harris eeter at Freshfields Village. Due to a number of school closings, the students had to patiently wait for their “special prize” field trip to Kiawah Island.uesday, February 25, was a perfect, sunny day for a field trip to Kiawah Island. Most of the students in JICS’s first grade live on either Johns Island or
First grade students + reptiles = guaranteed fun time 
 
LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN VISIT KIAWAH NATURE CENTER
BY MARAIDE SULLIVAN
For The Island Connection
he March issue of Charlotte Magazine features an extensive article about the joys of visiting Seabrook Island. Te tagline for the piece, written by Virginia Brown, is “Tis South Carolina spot leaves travelers fully immersed in nature.” And Brown certainly seems to have enjoyed her many brushes with the island’s nature, including hanging out with an alligator and marveling at Lynda Fox’s excellent record keeping of the many wildlife sightings. “Eagles and dolphins showed up. It wasn’t a great year to see the gray fox. But there were 10 sea otter-sightings, a piebald fawn, and minks, among others,” she writes. “Te Island Connection reports these numbers like most cities run crime statistics.” After some obligatory history about Robert Seabrook and a rundown of popular spots and activities (Pelican’s Nest and Hege’s are name-checked), Brown neatly summarizes Seabrook’s quiet charm for her North Carolina audience.“Seabrook Island isn’t a place you go to check off boxes from a list on a tourism  website,” she  writes. “Tere are no ‘must-see attractions’ or billboards  with directives. Tere are no Rainforest Cafes, no chains at all … It’s not loud. It’s not crowded. It’s a slow-moving place where the charm lies in what it isn’t—a place where four strangers consider scouting gators an acceptable way to pass a morning.”
To read the full article visit www.charlottemagazine.com/ Charlotte-Magazine/March-2014/A-Trip-to-Seabrook-Island/.
PHOTOS BY RALPH SECOY
Tanner, Bella and Brooks, students at James Island Christian School, get up close and personal with a snake at the Kiawah Nature Center.
 
The IslandConnection
Lynn Pierottipublisher 
lynn@luckydognews.com
Jennifer Tuohymanaging editor 
 jennifer@luckydognews.com 
Swan Richardssenior graphic designer 
swan@luckydognews.com
Lori McGeesales manager 
lori@luckydognews.com
Jerry Plumbgraphic designer  jerry@luckydognews.comRalph SecoyResident Photographer ContributorsGrace NewlandJenny FerraraLynne Kenner Millie GrahamDelores Schweitzer Franny Russell Amy Mercer Maria GurovichHarriett LeePublished byLucky Dog Publishingof South Carolina, LLCP.O. Box 837 Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482843-886-NEWS
Future deadlines: April 2 for submissionsfor the April 11 Issue
Op-Ed articles and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect the opinion of
Lucky Dog Publishing, LLC
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2March 14, 2014
Daily
Tuesday, April 1
Kiawah own Council
 2 p.m. Kiawah own Hall
Wednesday, April 2
Seabrook Planning Commission Work Session
2:30 p.m. Seabrook own Hall
Kiawah Planning Commission
3 p.m. Kiawah own Hall
Thursday, April 3
Kiawah Arts Council 3 p.m. Kiawah own Hall
Tuesday, April 8
Kiawah Communications Committee
3 p.m. Kiawah own Hall
Wednesday, April 9
Seabrook Planning Commission
 2:30 p.m. Seabrook own Hall
Kiawah Public Safety 
 2 p.m. Kiawah own Hall
Thursday, April 10
Kiawah CER Meeting 
 12 p.m. Kiawah Municipal Center Council Chambers
Monday, April 21
Kiawah Board of Zoning  Appeals
 4 p.m. Kiawah Municipal Center
B
ring your appetite to Freshfields Village on Sunday, April 6 for the inaugural Sea Island Food ruck Rodeo. Local food trucks will be set up on Te Village Green from noon until 4 p.m., and 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Back Pack Buddies, a partner of Kiawah Cares.
Participating food trucks include:
Hello My Name is BBQ: Classic barbequeAutoBahn Food ruck: Vietnamese sandwichesCoastal Crust: Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza Roadside Seafood: Fresh, local seafoodRefueler’s Mobile Cafe: Filipino fusionTe Cookie Chick: Cookies, tarts, brownies and other sweetsTe Back Pack Buddies Program provides weekend backpacks of easy-to-prepare food to Angel Oak Elementary School children at-risk of  weekend hunger. Back Pack Buddies provides 50 to 60 children per week  with bags stuffed with non-refrigerated food such as cereal, crackers, granola, fruit cups and more. Admission and parking are free for the Food ruck Rodeo, and guests are encouraged to bring cash as some vendors may not accept credit cards.
Freshfields hosts Food Truck Rodeo, concerts
BY GRACE NEWLAND
For The Island Connection
Te popular free, family-friendly concerts at Freshfields begin Friday,  April 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., and take place every Friday in April. Featured local acts will cover a wide range of musical genres and include:
Friday, April 11: Shrimp City Slim – Shrimp City Slim, aka Gary Erwin, is a singer-songwriter in Charleston, SC with over 25 years of experience. He performs more than 150 shows per year, and has shared the stage with living legends such as BB King, Buddy Guy and James Cotton. Specializing in blues and blues-based originals, Shrimp City Slim will surely excite and engage audiences with his unique flair and funk. Friday, April 18: Shem Creek Boogie Band – Te Shem Creek Boogie Band is a local group from Charleston that certainly knows how to get down. Boasting a broad range, they play everything from classic rock and country to soul and pop. Tis tight-knit group of musically inclined fellas provides an entertaining experience every time they hit the stage. Friday, April 25: Port Authority – You would never know Port  Authority was a relatively new band from their on-stage chemistry. Te group is comprised of four talented musicians who deliver timeless hits from the ‘60s to today. Dabbling in Motown, Classic Rock, Beach Music and more, they are guaranteed to get people moving and grooving,
Free spring concerts returns to Freshfields
Bye Bye Biggert Waters
BY JENNIFER TUOHY
The Island Connection Editor 
On Friday, March 21 President Barack Obama signed into law the Homeowner Flood Insurance  Affordability Act of 2014 after it passed both the Senate and the House with bipartisan support and overwhelming majorities. Te act essentially reverses the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which saw communities across the country facing sky rocketing flood insurance premiums.“While it is important to put [the National Flood Insurance Program] on sound financial footing, middle-class families should be able to afford the insurance they need to stay in their homes,” the White House said in a statement.Te bill allows an existing insurance policy to stay with the home, rather than immediately requiring new owners to pay full risk rates, as Biggert Waters had mandated. Te subsidized rates will eventually be phased out, but at no more than 18 percent a year for homeowners, and 25 percent for businesses and second homeowners. Tere will be refunds for people  who have experienced high rate hikes following the sale or purchase of a home. Grandfathered properties built to code after FEMA’s flood insurance rate map was introduced (post-FIRM properties) will go back to subsidized rates. Tese properties will see premium increases, but at a rate of up to 18 percent a year until they reach actuarial rates.However, pre-FIRM grandfathered second homes and commercial properties are not covered by the legislation and could face significant increases. Tis is of particular concern for historic properties in the Charleston area. Some relief may come in a provision of the bill that requires FEMA to keep flood insurance policies under 1 percent of a property’s total coverage.
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Boutique village hotel opens on Kiawah
 ANDELL INN OFFERS NEW OPTION FOR KIAWAH, SEABROOK  AND JOHNS ISLANDS
BY JENNY FERRARA
For The Island Connection
 A 
ndell Inn, a new boutique village hotel, is now open on Kiawah Island, SC. Operated by Local Hotel Adventures, an independent hotel management company, Andell Inn is located in Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island, SC. Andell Inn offers island visitors a locally inspired, ultra convenient and custom-designed hotel experience. As part of the Marriott International network, Marriott Rewards points will be accepted.Guest rooms are designed especially for the traveler looking to stay for more than two nights and feature studio, one and two bedroom floor plans with fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living rooms and large workspaces. Room rates include breakfast, Internet, parking, access to the fitness club and guest laundry. Guests of Andell Inn will enjoy a unique cabana porch adjacent to a resort sized saltwater pool overlooking the village lake. Andell Inn’s Great Room and Bar and extensive wraparound porches are designed so that guests can mingle and relax in modern luxury and comfort.“Andell Inn will resonate with guests seeking an extended stay on the Sea Islands that is stylish, refreshing and engaging. We look forward to providing vacationers and business travelers a new stay experience, just outside of Charleston, SC,” said CEO Donald Semmler.From Lowcountry swings on the wraparound porch, to a floor-to-ceiling quartz fireplace in the Great Room, to the co-created art program with five local gallery owners, Andell Inn is a locally inspired and modern boutique hotel with luxe elements throughout. Built on land once owned by the Andell family and centrally located in Freshfields Village, guests will easily be able to connect to Kiawah Islands’ 10-mile beach, 38 miles of bike paths, championship golf and tennis facilities, as well as to Bohicket Marina on Seabrook Island.  Andell Inn is the first venture for Local Hotel Adventures, under CEO Donald Semmler. Semmler is a 34-year veteran of the hotel industry, previously holding the Executive Vice President of Global Brands position for Marriott International.

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