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October 21, 2016

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Homes spared, but Matthew


takes its toll on nature
K I C A E S T I M AT E S $ 3 M I L L I O N W O R T H O F D A M A G E T O K I AWA H I S L A N D

PHOTO BY GREGG BRAGG

Kiawah Island Community Association's Boardwalk #40, near The Beach Club, suffered damage from Hurricane
Matthew, as did much of the islands' shoreline.

BY GREGG BRAGG

The Island Connection Staff Writer

urricane Matthew, once a powerful Category 5


storm, arrived on our shores on Friday, Oct. 7.
The second major hurricane of the active 2016
Atlantic hurricane season, Matthew was a Category 1 by
the time it hit South Carolina, but its erratic path and
earlier strength was enough to prompt Gov. Nikki Haley

Resort Clean-Up

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to ask every resident within 100 miles of our coastline to


evacuate.
The strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007,
Matthew delivered some hard hits to coastal communities
in the Southeast in terms of property damage. On Kiawah
and Seabrook there was quite the mess, but thankfully
only light damage occurred to personal property.
Flooding was extreme with Cinder Creek, for example,
depositing a long, broad, very thick mat of spartina on
the causeway indicating the marsh had explored new

Pumpkin Patch

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frontiers. Most of Governors Drive was flooded, as well


as the usual trouble spots on the Kiawah Island Parkway.
There was also some damage to infrastructure.
The weir at Egret Pond will require attention. Although
it seemed intact and functioning at the time, an adjacent
water main also broke. Combined with flooding, the
water flow hollowed out a five square yard area next to
the weir. Bait fish clamored over each other in a steady

Matthew continues on page 4

Festival Fun

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Residents help with


Resort clean-up

Lynn Pierotti
publisher
lynn@luckydognews.com

DECISION TO CUT POWER QUESTIONED

Jennifer Tuohy
managing editor
jennifer@luckydognews.com

At first glance it didnt look too bad. Some shingles were


strewn about, and a couple of light fixtures had fallen. The recent
beach re-nourishment effort seemed to have survived. However,
you could see waves crashing on the other side of Kiawahs far
east end, a view once obscured by sand dunes, now flattened.
Warren has a business to run and was beyond prepared
for Matthew. Most had evacuated The Sanctuary ahead of
the storm, but the few remaining guests included the Otter
brothers, courtesy of KIGR. Kiawah residents Gary, Chris and
Jimmy Otter own Otter Construction. They brought their
mom and lots of heavy equipment to The Sanctuary the night
before, waited out the storm and got right to work the next
morning.
Weve used [Otter Construction] for different projects and
have a good business relationship and friendship with them,
Warren said. During discussions before the hurricane, I invited
them to stay here. They came on Friday, and parked two of their
large pieces of equipment at The Sanctuary. Saturday morning
they were able to open up Sanctuary Rd. which had a tree across
both lanes. I was very appreciative both as a resident and as the
manager of a business to see them do that, and to get the roads
open as quickly as they did.
Mo Mangan, owner of Mangan Custom Homes, known for
the many homes he has built in The Settlement, was also ahead
of the game. Mangan didnt wait to be asked, seized the initiative
and cleared large swaths of Betsy Kerrison Rd. before moving
onto Kiawah. He cleared the road between the first and second
gate, met up with the Otters, and continued moving throughout
the island.
Their combined efforts enabled Kiawah Island Community
Association staff to get on the island more quickly. KICA was
nearly done with its assessments shortly after noon on Saturday
and was dispatching crews to side streets. Surfsong, for example,
was navigable but narrowed by fallen trees and Blue Heron Pond
was completely blocked by no less than seven trees, all of which
fell in the same area. The tide took care of extensive flooding
on the roads and by Saturday evening, most were passable and
completely clear early Sunday.
Warren went on to say October is one of two prime revenue
months for the resort, and the loss of ten days business is the
worst in his 14 year history with KIGR. The decision by the
town and Berkeley Electric Cooperative to cut the power was
also problematic.
[The Town] hoped it would cause people, who were [still]
here to leave That ruffled my feathers. It sounded like an attempt

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graphic designer
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Staff Writers
Gregg Bragg
Contributors
Alan Armstrong
Monique Sporn
Carrie Moores
Bob Hooper
PHOTO COURTESY KICA

BY GREGG BRAGG

The Island Connection Staff Writer

atthews tail was still thrashing the Lowcountry at


8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, and a tour of Kiawah
revealed only one other soul on the beach. Roger
Warren, President of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, was driving
an all-terrain vehicle on his way to assess damage at The Ocean
Course.

Op-Ed articles and letters to the editor do not


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Lucky Dog News or its writers.

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Ways and Means
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Tue, October 25, 2 p.m.
Kiawah Town Hall
Town Council
Meeting
Tue, Nov. 1, 2 p.m.
Kiawah Town Hall
Planning Commission
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Wed, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
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October 25, 2:30 p.m.
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Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m.
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Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m.
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Nov. 15, 2:30 p.m.
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Kiawah Island, SC 29455
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to coerce people to leave. I dont think it


is the purpose of leadership to do that. I
think leaderships job is to inform us. But
not to try to [force] us to do something
weve chosen not to do, Warren said.
But I have learned that cutting the power
was probably the right call for BEC, even
though it impacted me negatively.
Mark Gaddy, BECs Vice President of
Economic Development & Government
Affairs, said the decision to cut power
was BECs.
This is different than last years
flooding, Gaddy said. Last year was
rain, but what we were most worried about
[this time] was the tidal surge. We were
told to expect an extra 5-8 feet of water
by multiple sources. If transformers and
switchgears had been inundated while
energized, they would have been ruined
and we dont have the equipment in stock
to replace them all, he said.
Salt water apparently adds a layer of
complexity to the problem. Even when
dried the salt remains and can produce an
electric arc creating a second threat to the
same piece of equipment so cutting the
power was seen as a shortcut to recovery.
The recovery process consists of hosing
down each piece of equipment with fresh
water, drying it, and then re-energizing it.
There was a lot of hand wringing over
this decision. BEC didnt take it lightly
but it was the best solution, Gaddy said.
Asked about the intermittent, smaller
outages which keep cropping up, he again
blamed salt water for going places it had
never gone before.
Despite damage to trees, infrastructure,
76 or more hours without electricity and
severe erosion on the beach, damage to
the Lowcountry could have been much
worse.

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Johnson,
Weaver vie
for Mayor
KIAWAH ELECTION
SCHEDULED FOR
DEC. 6
BY GREGG BRAGG

The Island Connection Staff Writer

he deadline for filing to run for


the Town of Kiawah Island town
council passed on Oct. 6. Although
the list of candidates languished for a time
after it opened in early September, the dye
is now cast and all five seats on council
will be filled.
Incumbent councilmember Craig
Weaver will face off against incumbent
councilmember Mary Johnson for the
position of mayor, however the remaining
seats on council will not be officially
contested.
Congratulations in advance, to
Diana Mezzanotte, Jack Koach, Chris
Widuch, and incumbent John Wilson
for volunteering. The four candidates
will take seats on the legislative body
following the election scheduled for Dec.
6, 2016. Voting will take place at Kiawahs
Sandcastle.
Look for biographical details and a
Q&A with the candidates in a future
issue of The Island Connection.

Tid e Char t
Date

High Tide

Low Tide

Oct 21
Oct 22
Oct 23
Oct 24
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27
Oct 28
Oct 29
Oct 30
Oct 31
Nov 1
Nov 2
Nov 3

12:50am/1:19pm
1:52am/2:21pm
2:56am/3:22pm
3:58am/4:21pm
4:56am/5:15pm
5:49am/6:03pm
6:37am/6:48pm
7:21am/7:29pm
8:02am/8:09pm
8:41am/8:47pm
9:19am/9:24pm
9:55am/9:59pm
10:30am/10:35pm
11:04am/11:11pm

6:45am/7:35pm
7:46am/8:37pm
8:49am/9:38pm
9:52am/10:35pm
10:52am/11:27pm
11:46am
12:14am/12:36pm
12:57am/1:22pm
1:37am/2:05pm
2:14am/2:45pm
2:49am/3:24pm
3:23am/4:02pm
3:57am/4:40pm
4:31am/5:18pm

Hurricanes, storms, etc., are NOT included in the predictions.


Tidal current direction changes and tide time predictions can be
very different. Tide predictions are PREDICTIONS; they can be
wrong so use common sense.
Source: saltwatertides.com

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Above, Sams Spit before Matthew. Below, after Matthew.


Photo by Gregg Bragg.

Matthew continues from cover


stream as they competed to be first in line for the supply
of fresh water rushing into the pond.
Another example of infrastructure damage was easy
enough to find on Virginia Rail Rd. A culvert is completely
missing along with a good chunk of the road it ducked
under. Plenty of men and equipment were on the scene
Sunday, but seemed at a loss on how to proceed. What
remained of the culvert wasnt visible in the five foot deep
hole. The culvert will have to be replaced, hole filled, and
the sub surface packed before the road can be re-paved.

A house at Marsh Island. Photo by Gregg Bragg.

PHOTO BY GREGG BRAGG

This culvert on Virginia Rail Rd. collapsed during the storm.

On Seabrook, as of Oct. 14 the Seabrook Owners


Property Associations administrative buildings still
didnt have power. We kind of have a ways to go, said
President Janet Gorski.
We had a lot of trees down. A lot. she said. The
people who stayed here described it as somebody took the
tree down and leaned it gently against the peoples house.
Because for the most part theres very little structural
damage. A few people had more than this but most of
the damage is minor, siding blown off or a few shingles.
When you think about how many trees came down
we were incredibly lucky, and we had nobody that was

hurt physically. I dont want to call it a miracle but Ill


call it a blessing for sure.
There were indeed a lot more trees downed this year
than last, numbering countless dozens. On Kiawah
thanks to industrious islanders the roads were passable
by late Saturday. A grand and perfectly healthy Live
Oak in The Preserve suffered what looked like a one
punch knockout, and snapped off mid-trunk. The beach,
however, endured the most dramatic damage.
On Kiawah, the first row of dunes is gone, and what
used to be the second row of dunes displays a scarf
ranging from one foot to six feet high the entire length

of the island. The beach also suffered numerous breaches.


Boardwalks trimmed back to the dunes edge after last
years flooding jut onto the beach in shards, decking
ripped away with the screws still in the base.
Captain Sams Spit, known for accreting sand on the
ocean side while the river side erodes, fared no better and
may constitute the biggest prospective loss on the island.
More of the Beachwalker parking lot fell into the river,
along with more real estate around the neck of The Spit.
The most pronounced erosion at The Spit was on the
ocean side. Most of those dunes are gone, too, though
some remain at the entrance to Beachwalker Park. The

rest of The Spit itself is nearly flat from Beachwalker Park


to the inlet at the far west end.
The Spit has been at the center of a battle over
development on its fragile shores. The SC legislature
passed S.139 earlier this year, embraced at the time by
the Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management
and DHECs Shoreline Change Advisory Committee, to
draw a line in the sand beyond which development would
not be permitted. The line for The Spit, one of two or
three sanctuaries of its kind in the state, was delayed until
2017 by a proposal known as the Kiawah Amendment,
pushed for by, among others, Kiawah Partners, developers

of The Spit.
We are happy to report that Kiawah Island, including
Captain Sams proved to be extremely resilient in some
very tough conditions and emerged from the storm
relatively unscathed, Bill Hindman, a PR consultant for
Kiawah Partners, said. Our 10-mile long beach setback
line provided a substantial shock absorber, and the dunes
did their job of protecting our beaches and homeowners
properties.
Recovery efforts are on-going. The Kiawah Island
Community Association currently estimates the damage
at between $2 and $3 million.

fundraising

October 21, 2016

Exchange Club hosts 5th Annual


Veterans Day charitable golf event
BY ALAN ARMSTRONG
For The Island Connection

he Seabrook Island Club and the


Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club
will be holding the Fifth Annual
Veterans Day charitable golf outing Nov.
7 to honor veterans who have served the
country and raise money to support the
Ralph Johnson Veterans Hospital and
Fisher House.
The event will be a captains choice
scramble format beginning with a
9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Teams will be
flighted for awards based on total team
handicap. There will be pizza and drinks
in the clubhouse after play is completed.

All Lowcountry residents are invited to


participate. Individual registrations are
welcomed.
The entry fee for Seabrook Island Club
members is $70 plus cart fee. For non-club
members, the fee is $120. $50 of the
entry fee will be set aside as a charitable
contribution to the Ralph Johnson
Veterans Hospital and Fisher House. You
may register for the event by calling the
Golf Shop at 843-768-2529 or sending
an email to golf@discoverseabrook.com.
Call Alan Armstrong at 843-768-9252
with questions.

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Angel Oak Award


nominations extended
BY ALAN ARMSTRONG
For The Island Connection

he Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange
Club presents an annual award to
recognize a person who performs
volunteer services which contribute
significantly to the people and/or quality
of life of Wadmalaw, Johns, Kiawah, and/
or Seabrook Island. The award is called
the Angel Oak Award and is named after
a historic tree on Johns Island that clearly
represents the people, culture, and natural
environment of the islands.
The recipient need not live on the
aforementioned islands but the service
noted for the award must have been
performed on the islands. The recipient
will be recognized at a banquet to be held
on April 5, 2017. The recipient will receive

an honorarium of $5,000 which he/she can


designate for assignment to a charitable
organization servicing the islands. The
recipient will also receive a memento
and have his/her name inscribed on the
Angel Oak Trophy which is permanently
displayed on the islands.
The Exchange Club is seeking nominations
from the public. Because of Hurricane
Matthew the nomination deadline has been
extended until Oct. 31, 2016. Nomination
information and forms can be found on the
Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club website at
www.ks-exchangeclub.com. Please contact
Alan Armstrong at alan9631@comcast.net
or 843-768-9252 if you have any questions.

fundraising

Give generously this


holiday season
STAFF REPORT

For The Island Connection

he Mt. Zion Holiday Fund


Committee needs your help in
bringing joy to the children of
Johns Island Mt. Zion Elementary School
this holiday season. There are many
families identified by the teachers and
school nurse as being in the greatest need
of support.
The funds raised are used to buy
clothes, toys, and books for each child,
gifts that are most often the only ones
these children receive. A gift certificate is
also provided to each family to help with
food for their holiday meal. The support
of the community for the past nine years
has enabled the committee to help as
many as 40 families and 100 children
each and every year.

Due to the impact of Hurricane


Matthew on our area, the importance
of assisting these families may be even
greater this year.
To help in this Joy of Giving endeavor
by sending a check made out to Mt. Zion
Holiday Fund to Anne Smith at 2849
Capn Sams Road, Seabrook Island, South
Carolina 29455.
Donations may also be given to Marilyn
Armstrong,
843-768-9252,
Paula
Adamson,
843-768-4881,
Charlotte
Moran, 843-768-3083 or Pam Steele,
768-8027. They may also be dropped off at
the Racquet Club or Golf Club Pro Shops on
Seabrook Island.

October 21, 2016

arts & events

arts & events

Holiday art show


and sale

Impressionistic colorist
Tammy Papa talks at Artist
Guild meeting

BY MONIQUE SPORN
For The Island Connection

mpressionistic colorist Tammy Papa


will be the featured guest at the
November Seabrook Island Artist
Guild meeting, held at the Lake House,
beginning at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15.

I see paintings
everywhere I
look, all Day Long.

ARTISTS GUILD PRESENTS


I T S W A R E S , N O V. 2 5

he Seabrook Island Artists Guild


hosts a Holiday Art Show and Sale,
Friday Nov. 25, 12-7 p.m., just in
time for the Holiday Season and shopping
for those unique gifts for your family,
friends and yourself.
Seabrook Island artists, photographers,
and crafters will offer their creations for
sale and host a reception to get you into

the holiday spirit. This is the Seabrook


Island Artists Guild last show of the
year, so dont miss this opportunity to see
beautiful art work, ingenious crafts and
spectacular photographs.
For more information on the Guild
events, workshops, and membership, please
visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

A long-time South Carolina resident,


Tammy Papa captures the evocativeness
of beautiful Lowcountry scenes, from
the marshes and beaches near her Isle of
Palms home, to architecture, still life and
figure. Attuned to the play of light, she
uses a warm and sophisticated palette to
imbue her oils and pastels with signature
radiance. "I am drawn into the beauty
before me," says Tammy. I see paintings

everywhere I look, all day long. I consider


myself an expressive colorist, drawn to
color and dramatic light.
Emotion flows from Papa's work the
peacefulness of the landscape, the drama
of the sky, the warmth of the sun on a
flower all become palpable. As one of her
many collectors once commented, "your
paintings make me feel the way I feel
when I read poetry."
In 1996, Tammy devoted herself to
painting full-time, specializing in oils and
pastels. She has exhibited in numerous
regional and national shows. Her
paintings are held in corporate and private
collections, including those in Canada,
Austria and Germany. A highlight of each
year is participating in the Piccolo Spoleto
Outdoor Art Exhibition, where her work
received first and second place honors in
2005, 2006 and 2015. She enjoys sharing
her talents through teaching drawing, oil
and pastel workshops.
For more information on the Guilds
events, workshops and membership, visit
www.seabrookislandartistguild.com

October 21, 2016

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Improve your
drawing skills
LEFEVRE OFFERS FREE WORKSHOP
BY MONIQUE SPORN
For The Island Connection

ob Lefevre will hold his annual


hands-on
drawing
workshop
from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
Bob will teach the observational skills
necessary to replicate on paper what you
see. These are very learnable skills for all
levels whether you are a novice or looking
for ways to improve your drawing abilities.
Mastering drawing will help you achieve
better paintings.
Bob started taking art lessons at age
nine, where he learned to draw plaster
busts and objects with charcoal. He then
graduated to monochromatic paintings of
the same objects. Later in life, after retiring
from a business career, he took eight years
of life drawing at the Cincinnati Art
Academy. This intense, classical training
honed his drawing skills allowing him to
render the subjects he now paints more
successfully and accurately.
Students must bring a drawing pad
(9x12), drawing pencils and eraser.
The workshop is at Eagles Nest Studio in
The Lake House and is free and open to all.
To register, please contact Gary Kunkelman
at garyk1@comcast.net

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October 21, 2016

Pumpkins and Ghosts on tap at Legare Farms this month

The Legare Pumpkin Patch is open for the season, featuring pumpkin picking, hay rides, a playground and a hay maze, the farm offers a fun day out for the family.
Open Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Saturdays 10-8 p.m. and Sundays 1-6 p.m., through Oct. 30 entry is $1 per person. The farms haunted house opens Oct. 21, tickets are $15.
Photo by Jennifer Tuohy.

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fundraising

Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival


surpasses expectations
FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS BARRIER ISLANDS FREE MEDICAL CLINIC
BY CARRIE MOORES
For The Island Connection

arrier Islands Free Medical Clinic held its 10th


Annual Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival on
Sunday, Oct. 2. The event theme was named A
Decade of Generosity, and also served as a tribute to late
BIFMC co-founder, Dr. Arthur Booth, who passed away
over the summer.
Co-founder Dr. Charlie Davis reflected fondly on
Dr. Booths life and work at what marked the 10th year
of the popular fundraising event; the first year without
his clinic partner. The event, held at Freshfields Village,
featured an array of wine selections supplied by Wine
Bar 48, with craft brews served by local vendor Revelry
Brewery. The event was catered by Crave Charleston
Catering, with Bluegrass and R&B performed by local
favorite The Lowhills. Clinic and local volunteers staffed
the event, serving a crowd close to 500 people this year.
The large turn out, paired with the popularity of
the Clinics Sponsor a Patient Visit campaign, helped
BIFMC to exceed its fundraising goal for the event. All
funds raised will directly benefit Barrier Islands Free
Medical Clinic, which serves as a free primary medical
care home for adults in the community who fall below
200 percent of the annual federal income level and do not
have access to health insurance.
Major donors for the event as well as the Clinics
Founding Pillars of Support over the past decade years
were listed prominently under the tent in celebration of

Charleston and Barrier Islands community and their


strong desire to help others. "The Wine & Beer Fest
serves as a renewal of the importance of providing for
the less fortunate on our islands, our clinics mission," she
asserts. "It is a popular event because our supporters are
compassionate about BIFMCs medical services for our
needy populace."
Volunteers for the Clinic have also steadily increased
over the past several years, a key element to raising
awareness and support for the Clinic and its mission to
serve the needs of the uninsured who live or work on
Johns, James, or Wadmalaw Island.
You can find images and video from the Wine & Beer
Festival posted on BIFMCs Facebook page. Learn more
about the clinic, such as eligibility, how to volunteer, how
to donate, or view upcoming events at www.bifmc.org.

PHOTOS COURTESY BIFMC

the long-running Festival to benefit Barrier Islands Free


Medical Clinic.
Lori Leary, member of the BIFMC Board of Directors
and co-chair of the annual fundraising event, credits
the popularity of the event to the altruism of the larger

A special thank you to the help and support of our vendors


and friends who stocked the event: Alsco Linens, Bai Water,
Charleston Sign and Banner, Cherry Point Seafood,
Church of Our Saviour, Crave Charleston Catering, Fishers
of Men, Harris Teeter Village Market, Heges, JavaJava
Coffee, Revelry Brewing Company, Saffron Bakery, Sodexo,
Southeast Sperry Tents, The Lowhills , The Resort Shop,
Townsend Clarkson, Trish Pruitt, Marketing Manager,
Freshfields Village.

October 21

Ongoing

Artist-of-the-Quarter
Seabrook Island Artist Guild presents an
exhibit of all new large scale paintings by
Tina Mayland, Oct. 1 through Dec. 30;
the Lake House Gallery, Seabrook Island.
Realm of the Spirit: Solomon R.
Guggenheim Collection at Gibbes
Museum of Art
Organized by The Solomon R.
Guggenheim Foundation, New
York, Realm of the Spirit features 36
masterworks presented in the original
exhibitions by artists such as Marc
Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Leger,
Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Amedeo
Modigliani, and Georges Seurat. The
artwork will be showcased from October
22nd through January 15th. The Gibbes
Museum of Art is located at 135 Meeting
Street, Charleston, SC, 29401.

Mondays

Intermediate Oil Classes


At the Todd & Huff Art Center located
at Bohicket Marina, Wednesdays, 1 - 4
p.m. Topics include value work, applying
composition elements to your paintings,
edge work, brush and palette knife use,
and painting from still life and photos.
Email toddhuffcenter@gmail.com for
information.
Monday Bridge Group
9 a.m. at the Lake House. The Monday
Bridge Group needs new players. For more

November 17

Island Connection Calendar


information, please contact Ilse Calcagno
at 843.768.0317.

Tuesdays

Mah Jongg Practice


1 - 4 p.m. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday
of the month. Located at The Lake
HouseOsprey 2. Open to all new
players, those returning to the game, and
anyone else who wants a chance to practice
with others who are learning the game.
If you have any questions, please contact
Helen Thompson at hmtsbsc@gmail.com.
Bookmobile
Freshfields Village on the first Tuesday
of every month from 10 - 11:30 a.m. The
Charleston County Bookmobile will be
parked in the lot behind Heges and Java
Java.

Wednesdays

Lake House Yoga


8:30 a.m. Rise and Shine Yoga with Patti
Romano, formerly known at Gentle Flow
Yoga. Rise and Shine Yoga is an all-levels
practice focused around finding your days
intention, set up yourself for success and be
ready to shine.
Lake House Exercise Class
Join Kelly Gricunas as she returns to Total
Body Toning on Mondays and Wednesdays at
its new start time of 10:45 a.m. A new Zumba
class starts at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays taught
by Meagan Bergeron. Get Pumped on Fridays
will be moving to 11 a.m.

Kids Art Classes


10-11 a.m. Acrylic on Canvas, ages 3-12,
$15, 3280 Loft at Bohicket Marina,
1897 Andell Bluff Way, Seabrook Island,
843.494.8784, 3280loft.com
Sip & Stroll at Bohicket Marina Market
4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday in
October. Stop in for light refreshments,
compliments of the Bohicket Merchants
Association.

Fridays

Adult art classes


10 a.m. - noon, multimedia, $40, 3280
Loft at Bohicket Marina, 1897 Andell
Bluff Way, Seabrook Island, 843.494.8784,
3280loft.com.
Friday Indoor Pickleball
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at St. Christophers
Camp. For further information, please
contact Mary Torello at 843.768.0056.

Saturdays

Homegrown
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Every Saturday at
3546 Maybank Highway Johns
Island. For more information, visit
johnsislandfarmersmarket.com.
2016 Sea Island Cars and Coffee
9 - 11 a.m. The third Saturday each month
at Freshfields Village.

Sundays

Sunday Afternoon Matinees


The Lake House hosts Sunday Matinees
at 1 p.m. in the Live Oak Hall. You are
welcome to bring your favorite snacks or
refreshments. Water and popcorn will be
provided.
Bellini Sunday at Tres Carmen
Visit Tres Carmen in Freshfields Village
each Sunday in October for Bellini
Sundays. During 1 - 6 p.m., enjoy a fresh
bellini while shopping the new arrivals.
October Library Storytimes at Johns
Island Regional Library
Babygarten (0-18 months with adult):
Mondays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24 at
10:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime (0-24 months with adult):
Monday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time (24-36 months with adult):
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25 at

10:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 years with adult):
Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 at
10:30 a.m.
Visit charlestonlibsc.readsquared.com to
register.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
Sunset cruise to Fort Sumter
Departs 5:30 p.m. from Liberty Square
in downtown Charleston to Fort Sumter
National Monument. $100 per person.
Includes food and beverages, historical
presentations. Cash bar also available.
Supports Kids to the Parks, an education
outreach program of the Fort Sumter
Fort Moultrie Historical Trust. Visit
fortsumtertrust.org.
The Nuovo Cinema Italiano
Rescheduled Dates
The 10th Annual Nuovo Cinema
Italiano has been rescheduled for
October 20-23 as a result of Hurricane
Matthew. Performances are at The Sottile
Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston.
nuovocinemaitaliano.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, Celeste McMaster
of Charleston Southern University leads
Lets Talk About It, at Johns Island
Regional Library. Call 843.559.1945 for
details.
Jazz on the Screen II
Charleston Music Hall, showings at 5 p.m.
and 8 p.m. Enjoy songs made famous by
Dooley Wilson (As Time Goes By), Gene
Wilder (Pure Imagination), Vince Guaraldi
(Linus and Lucy) and many others.
Dogtoberfest
Freshfields Village, 1 to 5 p.m. 10th annual
Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine and Wine Pet
Expo. Event brings together pet rescue
organizations from around Lowcountry.
Meet-and-greets with local rescue groups,
annual wine tasting, craft beer, food,live
entertainment, blessing of the animals, pet
costume contest 3 p.m. Free admission.
Flat fee for wine tasting. Pay per purchase
for beer, food. Contact dogtoberfest@kica.
us or 843.768.3875 with questions. Hosted

by Kiawah Island Community Association.


Barre on a Boat
10 a.m. on the deck of the Carolina Girl.
Boarding will take place at 33 Lockwood
at Harborage of Ashley Marina. The
Carolina Girls dock at 95 Ripleys Point
sustained hurricane damage. $10 class
includes post-class bubbly mingling.
Details email asdavis7465@gmail.com.
Party on the Marsh
3 p.m. to dark, to benefit Sea Islands
Hunger Awareness Foundation and Water
Wellness Mission, 1002 Landfall Way,
Seabrook Island. Tickets $25 online,
$35 at gate. Includes Boogies BBQ, Port
Authority band, wine and beer. Visit
fightislandhunger.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
7th Annual Charleston Jazz Jam
4 - 8 p.m. at the Dock House on
Bowens Island. There will be a special
guest appearance by nationally known
saxophonist, Richie Cole. For more
information on the event please contact
Dennis Fassuliotis at 843.270.1016 or
dennis08@comcast.net.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Wine Down Wednesday Rescheduled
5-7 pm. $15 Charleston residents, $20 nonresidents.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Pure
Theater
Written by critically acclaimed playwright
Martin McDonagh and directed by
Rodney Lee Rogers. Opens Oct, 28, and
runs through Saturday, Nov. 19. The Pure
Theatre box office is located at 477 King
Street. Performance times are Thursday
through Saturday at 7:30 pm with an
added matinee PURE will offer paywhat-you-will performances on Thursday,
October 27, 2016, and Wednesday,
November 2, 2016. More information at
puretheatre.org or at 843.723.4444.

Happy Days Gala is a fundraiser and


celebration of the 27th Anniversary of
the Cabooty Party. The evening is the
biggest fundraiser of the year for CHD,
and includes a dinner, open bar, live band,
and a silent and live auction. Tickets will
be $100 per person until Oct. 21. Go to
camphappydays.org/gala/ for additional
details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Harvest Festival
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Mullet Hall
Equestrian Center on Johns Island. $8 per
person. Free for kids 12 and under and
Gold Pass holders. Food and beverages
will be available for purchase. For more
information, call 843.795.4386, visit
charlestoncountyparks.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Marine Corp Birthday Dinner
6 pm. Marines from Seabrook, Kiawah
and Johns Island celebrate the 241st
birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with a
dinner at Seabrook Island Club. If you are
a Marine and would like information or to
sign up for the dinner, please contact Ed
Dear at 843.768.5950.
Festival of Lights Fun Run
November 9 and 10. Exclusive preview of
the Holiday Festival of Lights at the James
Island County Park, now offered on two
nights, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration
required to participate. Tickets are limited
and must be purchased in advance. A
registered chaperone is required for ages 15
and under. Fee: $12 before Nov. 9/$15 on
Nov. 9. Ages 2 & under are free.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Drawing Workshop at The Eagles Nest
Bob Lefevre will hold his annual hands-on
drawing workshop from 1-3 p.m. at The
Eagles Nest, The Lake House, Seabrook
Island. Suitable for all levels, whether a
novice or looking to improve your drawing
abilities. This workshop is free and open
to all. For registration, please contact Gary
Kunkelman at garyk1@comcast.net

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Camp Happy Days Heroes of Hope Gala


Memminger Auditorium, 7 p.m. Camp

Evening of Music by Finnish Composers


The Finnish Line concert will take place

at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the


Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip
Street. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10
for students and can be purchased at the
door, by calling 843.723.7528, or online at
charlestonsymphony.org.

featured at the November 15 SIAG


meeting, at the Lake House, Seabrook
Island, from 2-4 p.m. The event is free and
open to all.

The 27th Annual Holiday Festival


of Lights
Ongoing Nightly, Nov. 11 Jan. 1
James Island County Park. Awardwinning Holiday Festival of Lights.
Nightly through Jan. 1. For hours
and fees, call 843.795.4386 or visit
CharlestonCountyParks.com.

Forum hosted by U.S. Mint at Fort


Moultrie
There will be a coin forum hosted by the
U.S. Mint at the Fort Moultrie Visitor
Center, from 6 - 7 p.m.. This is free and
open to the public. The Mint will share
information on how the coins are designed
and manufactured. For more information,
call 843.883.3123.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
2nd Annual Lowcountry Nosh:
Charleston Jewish Food & Heritage
Festival
90 Hasell Street, from noon - 4 p.m.
coinciding with Second Sunday on
King Street. This festival will feature a
large variety of traditional Jewish foods,
activities for children, viewings of historic
property and live entertainment. Festival
admission is free. Tickets will be sold on
site to purchase food and enjoy activities.
For more information, visit www.
lowcountrynosh.com or contact Melissa
Sigmond at 843.723.1090.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
November Guest Artist: Tammy Papa
Impressionistic colorist Tammy Papa

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Ceremony to Present Coin Honoring
Fort Moultrie
The United States Mint and the National
Park Service will celebrate the release
of the America the Beautiful Quarters
Program coin honoring Fort Moultrie.
The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m.
at Fort Moultrie, Sullivans Island. The
event is free and open to the public. A coin
exchange will take place immediately after
the ceremony. For the coin exchange, you
may bring cash only in $10 increments
to exchange for rolls of the new South
Carolina quarter. For more information,
call 843.883.3123.

14

computer corner

October 21, 2016

Latest Windows 10
update could be a
"Killdate"
BY BOB HOOPER

For The Island Connection

indows/Microsoft
recently
came out with a major Windows
10 update called Windows
Anniversary update. It started showing
in some computers late August and has
continued to roll out to all Windows 10
home editions and most "Pro" versions
since. But f you are running 10 on an
older laptop/desktop or in a dual boot
Mac it may very well come with some
nasty surprises. It has had what seems like
almost daily updates to it to fix a myriad of
problems, some I think have compounded
the whole thing.

If the software
just seems to be
dogging or not
quite right you do
have the option
of going back
to an earlier
version.

It seems that the new Windows 10


update can "brick" some older models, i.e.
make them unusable. In other cases the
software seems to be very sluggish and has
a tendency to become corrupt or always
want to "refresh" or "fix" the software
because of start-up problems. It makes
you think that Microsoft is trying to get
you to buy a new(er) model computer, nah
they wouldn't do that, would they?
If the software just seems to be
"dogging" or not quite right you do have
an option of going back to an earlier

version (fall update 1511). With some,


the date to "roll back" may have already
passed, although Windows has seemed to
extend it some because of all the problems.
If wanting to go back follow these steps:
1. Open the Windows 10 settings
app
2. Select 'Updates & Security'
and then 'Recovery' from the
sub-menu
3. Click on 'Get Started' underneath
the 'Go back to an earlier build'
heading
4. Answer the feedback question with
whichever reason is appropriate
and click 'Next'
5. Cycle through the confirmations
and alerts until the process begins
6. Wait for a bit and when finished
you will be back to Windows 10
version 1511
One note, if you do not see the option,
then the time has elapsed that you could
do the roll back. Thanks ibtimes.co.uk for
the handy list!
A bit about Windows 7 and its updates,
starting Oct. 7, it will be "updated" similar
to 10, in that it will be cumulative "block"
of updates that you either accept or not.
Right now I am checking but personally
with some great anti-virus software I
might just stop my updates.
Speaking of great AV software I have
recently changed to Eset (eset.com/us/)
as my choice for anti-virus software. It's
a great product, does not "steal" all your
memory and I have no contract with
them other than I do put it on many of
my customers products.
If you need help or have questions don't
hesitate to call Rent A Bob at 843.822.7794
or email at rentabob@live.com.