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Volume 11 Issue 21 FREE January 19, 2018

Bear Realty
new name
The Island Connection

ne of the most recognized,
revered, and respected names in
the golf community and luxury
real estate, Golden Bear Realty firm,
announced this month that it will now
be known as NV Realty Group. The
name represents two of the company's
PHOTO COURTESY OF CGG founders: Michael Nicklaus and Todd
Seismic testing, which precedes oil drilling, poses its own threat to ocean wildlife.
Vance who started the company in 2003.

Offshore drilling returns
Michael, the youngest son of golf icon
Jack Nicklaus, and his business partner
and brother-in-law, Todd Vance, opened
the company 15 years ago with only four
PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSES MARCH 9 agents. Since then, the company has seen
tremendous growth and is now operating
with over 180 agents.
BY GREGG BRAGG 2018 marks their 15-year anniversary,
Senior Staff Writer which spurred a lot of reflection from its
founders as they recognized the need for

he clock is already ticking for those wishing to send comments There were some divided votes (Kiawah’s Weaver and Wilson the brand to evolve. "We have big plans
on offshore drilling to the Bureau of Ocean Energy voted “No,” for example), but the overall response was unanimous to grow and envision a brand that goes
Management (BOEM). Monday, Jan. 8 opened phase 2 of from 26 SC coastal communities. The proposal was withdrawn in well beyond real estate. One that will
the process with an obligatory 60 day period, which will allow people 2016, and was followed by BOEM’s disapproval of accompanying be viewed as a luxury lifestyle brand."
to voice their opinions on drilling for the second time in as many requests to conduct seismic testing being delivered on Jan. 7, 2017. Nicklaus states. "My father created the
years. Concerned residents can register their thoughts on the matter Then the newly-elected administration breathed new life into the Golden Bear brand and it has allowed
by visiting, zombie issue a few weeks after taking office. us to build a solid foundation for this
until March 9, and clicking the blue COMMENT NOW button. Opponents of drilling were ready for phase 1 of the process. business. But, we are bigger than just
If this is beginning to sound a bit like the movie “Groundhog Day,” Seabrook, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach joined 22 additional one person and we want our name and
you’d be right. coastal communities last spring in a tsunami of participation company to reflect that."
The Obama Administration floated the concept of allowing oil determined to protect their residents from both drilling and seismic The company began in Palm Beach,
exploration in the Atlantic early in 2015 to the surprise of many. testing. “BOEM tallied 816,000 comments in response. Comments Florida and quickly expanded its services
Reaction from the South Carolina Environmental Law Project was were received from a diverse set of stakeholders, including elected to Delray Beach and Stuart. Then, in
immediate. SCELP, with help from grass roots organizations like officials, government agencies, industry, public interest groups, and 2013, NV Realty Group set its sights
Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic (SODA), mobilized with private citizens,” Tracey Blythe Moriarty, Acting Deputy Chief, on the historic Charleston, Kiawah, and
the goal of convincing every town council along the East Coast to
officially reject the idea. Offshore Drilling continues continues on page 4 NV Realty continues on page 7

Beyond Gardening Saving Shorebirds Archery Range 3-D Course
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Kiawah finishes beach projects
Lynn Pierotti
publisher C O L L E C T R E N TA L TA X
Katy Calloway Managing Editor

managing editor he first Kiawah Town Council information as was possible during the and the parkway engineering services
meeting of 2018 was held on Jan. inclement weather, as well as police officers proposal from Soil Consultants, Inc. that
Jennifer Tuohy 9 with a full council in attendance, for their presence and assistance escorting will evaluate the Kiawah Island Parkway,
including the Town’s attorney Dwayne drivers along icy roads, and other Town its drainage system, and determine any Green and Town Administrator, Stephanie staff for their efforts during the storm. necessary repairs and upgrades. Mayor
contributing editor Tillerson, all seated at the bench. The meeting was then opened to Weaver reported that the Ways and
December’s meeting minutes were citizen’s comments, of which there were Means committee had recommended all
Alejandro Ferreyros approved unanimously without changes none. four proposals be approved as is. They
senior graphic designer or comments. Moving on to the first item of business, were passed unanimously. The Mayor’s update included a couple the approval of the Town Attorney There was one ordinance up for first
of items. The beach re-nourishment contract, Mayor Weaver made a two-part reading under new business, effecting
project, which was delivered in two parts, motion to approve a contract services rental properties. The amendment
Lori McGee is nearing completion. Phase one was agreement with Hampton Green, LLC for would create a partnership with the
sales manager aimed at replenishing sand along the areas Town attorney services, and to reappoint SC Department of Revenue to increase close to structures near the Ocean Course Dwayne Green as Town Attorney. With compliance on tax payments from rental
and Turtle Point alongside the ocean. This no discussion, Council voted unanimously properties, in an effort to catch those
Carla Foxworth phase was completed in December. The to approve both items. property owners who are currently not
second phase of the project, completed As an information item, submitting the state, county and local
sales executive accommodations taxes appropriately.
under a separate permit, allowed for councilmember’s responsibilities and roles re-nourishment along Eugenia Ave., The A motion was made and seconded to
were reviewed and there were no changes
Beach Club and The Sanctuary. While to appointments or liaisons for 2018, approve the first reading. Darota Szubert,
Senior Staff Writer work along Eugenia Ave. and The Beach with one exception. Councilmember Town Treasurer, reiterated the purpose
Gregg Bragg Club was completed, the winter weather Mezzanotte chaired the 2017 audit of the ordinance, that it was another tool
set back the work at The Sanctuary, but it committee and the baton was passed to to enforce all applicable taxes for rentals.
was expected to be completed within the Councilmember Jack Koach for 2018. Mayor Weaver added that since property
Contributors week. Mayor Weaver stated he is pleased owners don’t pay Town property taxes,
Mayor Weaver thanked councilmembers
Martha Zink with the work being done and reported for taking on the committee roles. the Town wants to be sure that proper
Norman Powers that the project was coming in at, or Committee memberships, approved business taxes are collected where they are
Savannah Brennan under, the proposed budget. over the January and February meetings, due. The motion passed unanimously.
Jennifer Meshanko Regarding the winter storm impact included one change to the previous year’s Town Administrator, Stephanie
Monique Boissier-Sporn on the island, Weaver said he anticipates Arts & Events Council roster: Robert Tillerson reported on a recent article in The
hearing well-meaning suggestions Hill has become the Operations Support Post & Courier that mentioned Kiawah
Sarah Reynolds
from residents on how the Town could Member. The Planning Commission, the as inactive members of CARTA. Tillerson
Charlotte Park handle future snow and ice storms and pointed out that Kiawah representatives
Audit Committee and the Public Safety
he attempted to pre-empt concerns by Committee had no changes in charters or do attend CARTA meetings and are
declaring that, “some things you can’t appointments. active Board members, regardless of
reasonably plan for.” Weaver felt that Four contracts were proposed for the limited service of CARTA to Johns
both KICA and Town staff performed approval including: the beach franchise Island. Mayor Weaver interpreted the
reasonably and to the best of their ability agreement with Island Beach Services; newspaper’s implication as, “Why is
adding, “We handled it as best we could. a preventative maintenance contract for Kiawah on the CARTA Board if they
Nobody got hurt. The residents did the seasonal upkeep of Town buildings with have no stake in the game?” He went on to
right thing.” He thanked Stephanie Triad Mechanical; the Greenery’s Kiawah state, “that while Kiawah has about 1% of
Braswell and Stephanie Tillerson for Parkway proposal to repair landscaping the population of Charleston County we
collecting and disseminating as much damaged by flooding and severe rain currently pay somewhere between 13-15%

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of all property taxes, which are paying for Island Connection newspaper was not
a large part of CARTA services.” being done by a reporter on site. Weaver
Committee updates were sparse, but responded by stating that meetings are
did include a note on Arts Council events. streamed live on-line.
The first event of 2018 will be Quentin Additional comments urged the Town
Baxter at the Turtle Point Clubhouse. Art to take a position on the current oil
Films begin Friday and will be held at drilling issue. It was suggested that the
Town Hall. community be surveyed and the Town
There were a couple of closing citizens Council represent the opinions of their
comments. Diane Leader inquired about constituents.
the Town’s plans to review the oil drilling The meeting was adjorned without
issue again and what their action may further business. The next meeting of the
be. Mayor Weaver responded saying Town of Kiawah Council will be Feb. 6
he assumes that Council will uphold at 2 p.m.
its previous position but admitted that
Editor’s note: Town of Kiawah Council
Council had not recently discussed the
meetings are streamed live online and
archived on for public viewing.
Leader went on to express concern that Access them at
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letter to the editor

Holiday Thank You!
“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth
the doing is what we do for others.”
-Lewis Carroll
What you, our island friends, have done for others by donating to
the Mt. Zion Holiday Fund is immeasurable. There are 96 children who
woke up wearing huge smiles on Christmas morning because of your
generosity. Warm winter clothing, coats, shoes, toys, books and games
awaited the children along with food certificates for special holiday food
for the families.
Just saying “thank you” seems inadequate, but we say it from the
heart and want you to know that it is only because of you that we
were able to create this Christmas magic for 29 families at Mt. Zion
Elementary School.
We wish you many blessings in the New Year!
The Mt. Zion Holiday Fund Committee

Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
Jan 19 9:32am/9:36pm 2:58am/3:38pm
Jan 20 10:05am/10:11pm 3:36am/4:15pm
Jan 21 10:39am/10:51pm 4:16am/4:53pm
Jan 22 11:17am/11:37pm 5:00am/5:36pm
Jan 23 12:03pm 5:51am/6:24pm
Jan 24 12:30am/12:58pm 6:50am/7:18pm
Jan 25 1:31am/2:00pm 7:57am/8:18pm
Jan 26 2:38am/3:08pm 9:07am/9:21pm
Jan 27 3:46am/4:16pm 10:15am/10:24pm
Jan 28 4:53am/5:21pm 11:18am/11:25pm
Jan 29 5:55am/6:21pm 12:16pm
Jan 30 6:54am/7:19pm 12:23am/1:10pm
Jan 31 7:48am/8:13pm 1:18am/2:02pm
Feb 01 8:40am/9:06pm 2:12am/2:51pm

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.
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Beyond gardening
for a 60-day waiting period, after which the Secretary can 10. Accounts of reactions from the governors of other states
approve the final National Program,” added Moriarty. from the article were mirrored in both the Post & Courier
Moriarty further insisted public participation was critical and The State newspapers.
to the process and can make a difference. “YES, public input North Carolina governor Roy Cooper tweeted, “Not Off
does make a difference. Public input is an integral part of the Our Coast. We’ve been clear: this would bring unacceptable LOUTRELL BRIGGS TOPIC OF
national oil and gas leasing program development process. risks to our economy, our environment, and our coastal
Section 18 of the OCS Lands Act specifies a multi-step
process of consultation and analysis that must be completed
communities.” South Carolina governor McMaster, long a
Trump supporter, also issued a statement saying, “We cannot
before the Secretary [of the Interior] may approve a new afford to take a chance with the beauty, the majesty and the
National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program based on 8 economic value and vitality of our wonderful coastline.” BY MARTHA ZINK
factors: This may be a good time to recall; Charleston has become For The Island Connection
1. Geographic, Geological, and Ecological an annual winner of Travel & Leisure’s No. 1 City in the

Characteristics World award. Tourism is the largest single industry in South he Kiawah Island Garden Club is Porgy and Bess buildings on Church St.) to
2. Equitable Sharing of Developmental Benefits and Carolina, accounting for hundreds of thousands of jobs. It about more than gardening, as the make studios for artists, including himself. His
Environmental Risks also comprises a growing percentage of Gross State Product, recent meeting showed. On Jan. 9 first interest in Charleston was restoring the
3. Location with Respect to Regional and National which the Palmetto Institute projects will be $40 billion a the Club heard a fascinating talk, by Karen architecture to attract visitors. The Charleston
Energy Markets and Needs year by 2020. Prewitt, about the well-known Charleston Renaissance movement claims humble
4. Location with Respect to Other Uses of the Sea and Peg Howell is positively emphatic about the dangers of garden designer Loutrell Briggs. beginnings at the gallery he opened. Charles
Seabed offshore drilling. She is a Pawley’s Island native, founder of Prewitt moved to Charleston in 1981, Hutty inspired Briggs to try engraving, which
SODA, and former “company man.” The term is oil industry after receiving her BA in interior design and he mastered.
5. Interest of Potential Oil and Gas Producers
shorthand for the person in charge of an oil rig [first woman then studying architecture and art history in Loutrell and Emily married in 1928 in
6. Laws, Goals, and Policies of Affected States to hold the title, incidentally]. She is particularly alarmed at
This map illustrates the far-reaching effects of the 2010 Europe, teaching interior design, and studying Philadelphia. During the Great Depression,
Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest in history. Though 7. Environmental Sensitivity and Marine Productivity the prospect of oil exploration in the wake of Trump’s reversal at the Winterthur Museum. In Charleston when 124 historic houses in Charleston were
it occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, its effects reached the 8. Environmental and Predictive Information” of safety regulations put in place after the Deepwater Horizon she has been president of the Garden Club of pulled down because the owners could not pay
Southeastern Atlantic Coast. Image courtesy of Southern This time, however, resident involvement did not make a disaster. She is uniquely qualified to detail the dangers of Charleston and an officer and on the board the taxes, Briggs saved much of the woodwork
Environmental Law Center. difference and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke decided offshore drilling and plans to do just that. of many statewide and regional garden and (some from the Mansion House became the
to move the DPP forward. It includes the Gulf of Mexico, The Sea Islands Action Network (SIAN) is a forum based environmental organizations. Charleston Dining Room in Winterthur).
Offshore Drilling continues continues from cover the Acrtic, and most of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts with on Seabrook where concerned citizens can work together to He even put the woodwork on gas stations he
In 1990 Karen was an archivist at the South
Office of Public Affairs (BOEM) told this reporter. the exception of Florida. influence elected representatives. It hosts a presentation by Carolina Historical Society and was asked to designed, including what became the Historic
“BOEM expects to publish a Draft Proposed Program Mere days after announcing the DPP would move Howell at the Lake House starting at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30. catalogue their collection of 1000 drawings Charleston building.
(DPP) [e.g. the current phase 2] for public comment later this forward, Zinke exempted Florida from the plan and was The event is open to the public, but registration is required done by Loutrell Briggs. She published a Briggs designed gardens for plantations
year [2017]. The DPP is the first of three proposals to be issued immediately castigated. ‘“The Administrative Procedure for access to the gated community. Visit for definitive article and has worked to save his including Mulberry and Mepkin, designed
prior to the establishment of the next National Program. Act requires there to be a reasonable rationale behind agency more information, and to complete the process. Howell’s Charleston garden designs. public housing, was involved in urban
Following public comment and review periods for the DPP, decisions, and that they can’t be arbitrary and capricious,” presentation may help you customize comments to BOEM. She inherited Loutrell Briggs’ estate and planning and stopping high rises from being
BOEM will develop the second proposal, the Proposed said Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra BOEM suggestions on public comment include leaving is his official biographer, holds the copyright built downtown, and planned the Gateway
Program, as well as an accompanying Draft Environmental Club, referring to a 1946 law governing major regulatory emotion on the shelf. to his book and has many of his paintings, Walk through the lower peninsula. He
Impact Statement (EIS). Following public comment on the changes. “So, saying Florida is exempt because Rick Scott drawings, plans and memorabilia, including a designed a park all along the Ashley River,
For more detail on BOEM’s guidelines, visit
Proposed Program [phase 3] and Draft EIS, the Proposed is straightforward and trustworthy? That Florida’s coastlines silver vase presented by the Charleston Garden but it was never built. He worked all over the
Final Program, the last of three proposals, and a Final EIS will are unique? That seems to be the definition of arbitrary and Club. He has become her life’s work. country on 30 schools, 14 cemeteries, banks,
be developed and submitted to the President and Congress capricious,”’ as reported in the Washington Post on Jan. Loutrell Winslow Briggs was born in New military bases, corporations, offices, museums
York in 1893, only child of a wealthy Huguenot and gas stations. He designed the grounds
family, which provided an introduction to of Ashley Hall, the Citadel, the Mills House
Charleston society in the 1920s. He died in courtyard and the Cistern area of the College
Charleston in 1977. Briggs was educated at of Charleston, but is probably most well
Trinity Prep and the Art League of New York known for the small ”pocket” gardens which
before graduating from Cornell with a degree are commemorated in his book, Charleston
in “rural art”, as landscape design was called Gardens.
then. After this informative talk the Club can
After 14 months working as a railroad now look forward to another on Feb. 12, at
inspector for the French High Commission, the new Town Hall. Dick Wall will be flying
and teaching at what is now the Parson School in to talk about the book his wife Carol wrote
of Design, he started his own business, though entitled ‘Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening.’
it was mostly working on industrial and Carol was a casual gardener before her
commercial sites. diagnosis of cancer but when she hired an
enigmatic gardener to help her, he changed her
Loutrell met his wife Emily, an interior
outlook and life as well as her garden.
designer, soon before she got a job in
Charleston. She then moved here to open her Carol died soon after her book was
own business at 77 Church St. His first visit to published but her husband and children are
Charleston to see Emily was in 1927. successfully travelling and talking about this
inspirational work. For more details go to
In 1928 Briggs purchased Cabbage Row (a
derelict set of two houses now known as the
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SINHG program
to the highest quality service remains the
NV Realty continues from cover same."
Seabrook areas of the South Carolina One of the founding pillars of the

‘Secrets of Charleston’
coast. With the support of Jack and company has always been its dedication
Barbara Nicklaus and their team across to impacting the local community.
the Southeast, NV Realty Group aims to Recently, NV Realty Group presented a
launch offices in more cities, partner with $30,000 check to the Nicklaus Children's
additional golf communities and will Health Care Foundation to carry on T O U R G U I D E T O M M Y D E W, F E B . 8
continue to pursue opportunities that fit the legacy of the beloved Golden Bear
within their luxury lifestyle brand. himself, Jack Nicklaus. The company
will continue to honor this commitment BY NORMAN POWERS
In spite of their rapid growth, the For The Island Connection
same familial qualities of excellence to children's charities by pledging to
and integrity remain at the company's contribute a portion of every real estate

core, and the stage is now set for new transaction throughout the year. This owntown Charleston holds many
and exciting business ventures. "We are annual donation will directly support the charms but many secrets, too.
thrilled about the name change and how Nicklaus Children's Hospital - a world Longtime tour guide Tommy
it fits with our goals to create a larger leader in pediatric care. Dew will explore some of them in
lifestyle brand," says Vance. "While our "We owe a great deal to Jack Nicklaus February’s SINHG Evening Program on
name may be changing, our commitment and his commitment to family, value Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake House.
and integrity," said Vance. "His values Dew, a born and bred Southerner
set the foundation for our company and originally from Richmond, Virginia,
we aim to continue that legacy through is known for his in-depth knowledge
NV Realty Group as we expand into new of Southern culture and history, which
markets and opportunities." gave rise to Charleston’s evolution as the
NV Realty Group was founded in 2003 South’s major port city and cultural hub.
by Michael Nicklaus, son of golf legend He’s led thousands of walking tours in the
Jack Nicklaus, and his business partner, 23 years since he arrived in the city as a
Todd Vance. The firm specializes in luxury College of Charleston freshman in 1985.
lifestyle real estate and golf communities. Dew and his wife live downtown,
Headquartered in North Palm Beach, where the couple has raised three children
Florida, NV Realty Group has three Florida in the city he loves.
satellite offices in Palm Beach, Delray Beach All Seabrook Island residents and
and Stuart. In 2013, the company opened guests are welcome at SINHG Evening
offices in historic downtown Charleston and Programs, which begin at 7 p.m. with
Kiawah/Seabrook Island, South Carolina. refreshments and fellowship, followed by
For more information contact: Todd Vance the program at 7:30.
at (561) 707-5822. There is a $5 donation for non-SINHG
members. Membership information can
be found online at St. Phillips Church in Charleston.
Photo provided.
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Signs to save shorebirds
The Island Connection

years, ASC has been awarded a total of $2,000 from
Lowcountry RC&D Youth Environmental Education
Fund to pay for the creation of beach signs designed by
the elementary school students.
Audubon South Carolina’s executive Director, Sharon
Richardson, believes that these signs have been effective
educating people to give space to coastal birds. “The
kids’ signs have proven eye catching, fun, and exciting –
a young student's creativity can go far beyond what the
traditional regulatory sign can do. Our hope is that by
educating 4th-6th graders, we can engage the student’s
family, and the signs they make will go on to encourage
beachgoers to stay away from posted coastal bird nesting
areas,” said Richardson.
Recently, ASC had a major “win” thanks to the kids’
signs that were posted in access paths at the Lighthouse
Inlet Heritage Preserve. “Because of the students’ signs
and with help from Audubon’s volunteer Shorebird 3. Don’t force birds to fly.
Stewards, we saw the first American Oystercatcher nest to 4. Keep pets on a leash.
successfully hatch and fledge in – we don't know how long! 5. Keep the beach trash-free.
Oystercatchers usually try to nest on this beach, (on the
6. Be mindful of where you land your boat.
Lighthouse Inlet side of Folly Beach), but are inevitably
scared off the nest by too many roving beach goers walking 7. Teach others to protect birds on our beaches.
too close. Watching those chicks grow old enough to fly and How close to a bird is too close? If birds react – calling
fend for themselves was a wonderful sight to witness,” said, loudly or taking flight – step back immediately. A good
Nolan Schillerstrom, ASCs Coastal Program Coordinator. rule is to stay at least 50 yards away, or half the length of
Students from Mason Prep, Trip Calloway and Clyde “We are hopeful that many more coastal birds will now a football field.
Mauldin submitted drawings after Schillerstrom’s have the opportunity to nest undisturbed in the future.” Let ‘em Rest, Let ‘em Nest The Let ‘em Rest, Let ‘em
presentation. Nest program was created by Audubon South Carolina
Kid’s signs have been placed at the north and south

re children’s drawings effective at keeping people ends of Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island beach access paths, in partnership with the Charleston Animal Society in
away from migrating and nesting coastal birds? and Cape Romain boat landings. ASC continues to work efforts to decrease human caused disturbance to migrating
Audubon South Carolina (ASC) knows this to be to educate students and print more signs to have installed and nesting birds. The campaign aims to educate South
true. on Charleston beaches. Carolinians, and coastal visitors, how to create safe spaces
Each winter, ASC staff gives coastal bird presentations “It's one of my favorite times of the year when I go in for coastal birds. Audubon South Carolina ultimately
to students across South Carolina’s coasts. The students to classrooms to get kids excited about shorebirds and hopes to increase coastal bird populations, which have been
are presented with a blank sign template and asked to seabirds. These students are helping the Lowcountry declining for a few decades. The Let ‘em Nest campaign
draw their favorite shorebird or seabird and an original continue our tradition of coexisting with wildlife by began in March 2017 and is scheduled to run until March
slogan. Selected drawings are then made into durable, encouraging beachgoers to keep their distance from 2018. Visit to learn more.
plastic signs that are posted at beach access paths, next to coastal birds. We are very thankful the Lowcountry Audubon South Carolina Serving as the state program
important and threatened bird nesting areas. RC&D Council agreed to aid in funding this program,” of The National Audubon Society, Audubon South
The childrens’ signs are part of a larger ASC initiative said Schillerstrom. Carolina’s mission is to conserve and restore natural
called Let ‘em Rest, Let ‘em Nest, a campaign designed Schillerstrom says following these suggestions can ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their
to educate people about importance of reducing human make a difference while spending time along the coast: habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s
disturbance to birds while they use the coasts as a biological diversity. Learn more at and
1. Keep away from birds.
temporary home and nesting place. Over the past two follow on Facebook, Twitter (@AudubonSC), Instagram
2. Respect posted nesting and feeding areas. (@Audubon_SC), and MeetUp.
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Surf films return to Light The Night
For The Island Connection
The Island Connection

harleston Moves presents Light The

arolina Surf Brand & the Night 5.0, our bi-annual free bike
Charleston Music Hall are excited light giveaway and educational
to announce Carolina Surf Film campaign. On Friday, January 26, we
Festival’s first event of 2018, the 4th will distribute hundreds of bike light sets
Annual Surf & Ale Bash on Friday, Feb. and “Better Streets, Better Ride” spoke
2 at 7p.m. This is sure to be an awesome cards to the community. The spoke cards
night packed full of surf films, delicious list basic legal rights and best practices
craft brews, and tasty food. to empower Charlestonians during their
bike rides. We will be joined by Eastside
Carolina Surf Brand will showcase Community Development Corporation
their new line of winter wear which will be and Medical University of South also strap light sets to bikes parked and
available for purchase in the lobby during Carolina’s Safe Kids Charleston Area. passing through the Eastside neighborhood.
the event. We will be raffling off some ECDC will have a table with information,
awesome prizes and the raffle revenue will Charleston Moves is a nonprofit advocacy
resources and free snacks. MUSC will organization working to transform our
benefit Charleston Surfrider Foundation. offer a bike course for children around streets and corridors into safe and equitable
Guests will enjoy a variety of beers Hampstead Square. Bicycles for kids public spaces for transportation, recreation
from Edmunds Oast Brewery, Coast, will be available to borrow. MUSC will and quality of life for all who live in and
Westbrook, Lo-Fi, Holy City, Evil Twin, donate up to 50 helmets to kids who visit Charleston County. Our work hinges
New Belgium, Mikkeller, Jolly Pumpkin, participate in the bike course; they will on strategy, advocacy, education, and
Annheiser Busch, Stella Artois, Island be distributed on a first come, first served building a strong network of engaged and
Coastal and Low Tide Brewing. basis. Charleston Moves will also offer a diverse constituents. We work with the
This event is sponsored by: Low Tide of surf films from around the globe. In safestreets art activity for kids. community to improve public health and
Brewing, Icemule Cooler, Mex1, and addition to organizing surf movie parties Please join us by pedaling to the the environment, reduce economic and land
Parrot Surf Shop. and festivals, Carolina Surf Brand markets Eastside’s Hampstead Square on the corner use disparities, and increase the mode share
Carolina Surf Brand celebrates the a stylish line of homegrown apparel sourced of Columbus and America Streets to collect split for people on foot, bikes, and mass
vibrant surf culture of the Carolinas by from local and regional artists. For more your light set and spoke card for safe riding transit. Learn more at CharlestonMoves.
showcasing the artistic vision and expression information, visit in 2018. Charleston Moves volunteers will org.
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SIAG exhibits pastels Maggie Rusciolelli
T H E A M I S H A N D T H E I R FA R M S For The Island Connection

ur Lady of Mercy Neighborhood and now volunteers every other week with
House volunteer, Maggie the lunch program.
Rusciolelli, learned the “Volunteering at the Neighborhood
importance of helping the community at House is a good fit for me,” says Maggie.
an early age from her parents. “Feeding people is something I’ve always
Growing up in upstate New York, her done. My volunteer tasks are routine
parents served within various areas of their and things I feel comfortable doing, but
church. Maggie would later volunteer each day has its quirks and is unique. I
herself at church, school and with civic believe positive change comes about in the
groups. After she married, Maggie and ordinary and is a gradual, ongoing process.
her family moved to Virginia. She has six Smiles and words of encouragement go a
sons and 14 grandchildren. long way.”
In 1998, Maggie moved to the Maggie enjoys working with the
Lowcountry. She was introduced to Neighborhood House staff and fellow
Neighborhood House through Bliss volunteers.
Spiritual Co-Op in Mount Pleasant. The “I am always impressed at the team
Bliss group serves a meal once a month at work, because one person can’t do it
the Neighborhood House. Maggie started alone.” Maggie encourages people to be
off volunteering with the Bliss group, part of the team and give volunteering a
filling in during the summer. She offered try. “If it’s a fit, the rewards are many!”
her time outside of serving with the group
Barrels, oil pastel on paper.

For The Island Connection

he simple and humble Amish
lifestyle will be on display through
February at the Lake House
Gallery on Seabrook Island. Horses,
farmers, field work, auctions, illustrate
elements of their daily culture. It is these
elements that many find alluring. Step
into their world for a few moments and
reflect on their simplicity, humility, and
their peaceful, timeless existence.
Brenda Tilson has long been
fascinated by rural scenes of America and
particularly the Amish culture. Through
her paintings, viewers have been able to
experience the uniqueness of the Amish
way. Once again, with new works, Tilson
invites us to discover more.
A longtime SIAG active member and
exhibitor, Tilson holds degrees from
the University of Cincinnati College of
Design, Architecture and Art. She also
has a BA in Art Education from Fairmont
State College. In addition to having been Brenda Tilson.
selected as a Juried Member of the Pastel For more information on the Seabrook
Society of America in 2016, she is also a Island artists Guild, its membership, events
member of the Piedmont Pastel Society, and workshops, please visit our website at
Charlotte, North Carolina.
January 20 Island Connection Calendar February 23
ONGOING MORE INFO: The Monday Bridge day’s intention, set up yourself for success Fridays and Saturdays MORE INFO: Tickets are $34.50 Tier 2, particular aspects of McLeod Plantation WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 Awards and post-race food provided. Race
First Monday of the month Group needs new players. For more and be ready to shine. WHAT: Spirit Tasting $44.50 Tier 1 Historic Site’s history and explores the supports preservation of the Morris Island
WHAT: Mayor’s Night In information, please contact Ilse Calcagno WHERE: Kiawah Spirits, Freshfields Dinner & Show option available for an experiences of its residents. Participants WHAT: Birds of Prey Lighthouse by Save The Light, a grassroots
WHERE: Charleston City Hall at 843.768.0317. WHAT: Kids Fishing Tournament Village additional $32. Call for reservations after are often granted access to places typically WHERE: Live Oak Hall at the Lake non-profit organization that formed in
WHEN: Registration 4:30, Meeting 5 WHERE: Bohicket Marina WHEN: 3 - 6 p.m. purchasing Dinner & Show option. Dinner not open. A registered and paid chaperone House 2000 to save the lighthouse from being
p.m. WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir rehearsal WHEN: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. MORE INFO: Complimentary tastings. at Vincent Chicco’s 843.203.3002, Dinner is required for participants ages 15 and WHEN: Registration 7 p.m., Program lost to the sea. For more information or to
MORE INFO: A chance for citizens to WHERE: Church of Our Savior, Johns MORE INFO: A Fishing Tournament just for Must be 21 with valid ID. For details visit at Virginia’s on King 843.735.5800. under. Pre-registration required, $15 fee. 7:30 p.m. register, visit
meet with the Mayor one-on-one for five Island kids ages 4-14. Two rounds of fishing. Arrive at Tickets can also be purchased online at MORE INFO: Seabrook Island Birders
hosts The Center of Birds of Prey for the
minutes about any topic. Meetings are WHEN: 1-2:30 p.m. least 15 minutes before your desired round. It’s and at Music SUNDAY, FEB. 11
first Evening Program of the year. Members
held on a first come, first served basis. MORE INFO: The Charleston Coastal only $7 per participant which includes all bait SATURDAY, JAN. 20 Hall Box Office. WHAT: John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous
$5, Guests $10. Beverages including wine Choir, a local mixed community chorus, and fishing rods. Every tournament produces 3 WHERE: Gaillard Center WHAT: Helium
is seeking new members to bring fun winners which will receive a tournament shirt, WHAT: Middleton Hounds Horse Show WHEN: 7:30-8:30 p.m. and coffee will be provided. RSVP by Jan. WHERE: Dock St. Theater, 135 Church St.
Third Friday of the Month and enjoyment to the low country. For bait, bucket and bragging rights. Questions call WHERE: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center MORE INFO: Emmy Award winning 28 at For only WHEN: 3 p.m.
WHAT: Homeschool History Days info contact Van McCollum, Director 248.719.0076. WHEN: 7 a.m. writer and comedian. He most recently $10, you may join or renew your 2018 SIB MORE INFO: Respite Care Charleston
WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 of Music at 404.401.0678 or via email MORE INFO: Events include Hunter, starred in the Broadway hit, “Oh, Hello membership the night of the event. partners with Charleston Stage to produce
Meeting St. WHAT: Sea Islands Book Club Jumper, and Open shows consisting on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. Ken “Helium” by Charleston Stage founder
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library, of Hunter, Equitation, and Western. Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed FRIDAY, FEB. 2 and playwright Julian Wiles. Tickets are
MORE INFO: A special program for Tuesdays 3531 Maybank Highway Spectators are invited to enjoy the shows Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up
WHAT: 4th Annual Surf and Ale Bash
$30 for friends of RCC, for this special
home schooling families. These programs WHAT: Tango Lessons/Practice WHEN: 2 p.m. for free. Visit for details. comics alive.” Tickets can be purchased at performance.Tickets must be purchased
WHERE: Charleston Music Hall by Feb. 4 to receive the special pricing.
feature one of our field trip classes, a WHERE: MUSC Wellness Center, 45 MORE INFO: Adult discussion of Dead Wake:
WHAT: Bohicket Marina & Market WHEN: Doors 6:30, Show 7:00 p.m. Reserve tickets by calling the Charleston
chance to go through the Museum, and Courtenay Dr. The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.
Oyster Roast MORE INFO: Carolina Surf Brand hosts Stage Box Office Manager, Mary Adkins at
an activity. Free with paid admission. To WHEN: 7:30-8:30 WHAT: Dvořák and Brahams
the 4th annual surf film festival to benefit
register visit MORE INFO: Charleston Argentine Thursdays WHERE: Bohicket Marina WHERE: Dock St. Theater, 135 Church St.
the Surfrider Foundation. Sponsored
Tango Society offers a free one-hour tango WHAT: The Joy Project Jazz Quartet at WHEN: noon-4 p.m. WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
by Lowtide Brewing, Icemule Cooler,
First and third Tuesday every month lesson and practice. The MUSC gym The Andell Inn MORE INFO: All you can eat oysters and MORE INFO: Charles Messersmith, FRIDAY, FEB. 23
beer. Tickets available at the Ship’s Store, Mex1 and Parrot Surf Shop. Numerous
WHAT: Charleston County Book charges $5 at the entrance, but lessons WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, principal clarinet along with the CSO
Doin’ the Charleston, the Ice Cream Shop beers on tap, food and line-up of six WHAT: SCOPE50 Motown Fundraiser
Mobile themselves are free. Everyone is welcome, Freshfields Village String Quartet. Antonín Dvořák, Serenade
or the Boat & Marina office for $20 per short films. For details and tickets visit WHERE: Seabrook Island Club
WHERE: Freshfields Village not just couples. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. in D minor, Op. 44, B. 77
person. Tickets at the door are $25. WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHEN: 10 – 11 a.m. MORE INFO: Jazz every Thursday evening Johannes Brahms, Quintet for Clarinet
Wednesdays lounge of the Andell Inn Hotel. Drinks and and String Quartet, Op. 115. For tickets MORE INFO: Live music and dancing,
MORE INFO: Parked Behind Hege’s and
Java Java. Sponsored by the Charleston WHAT: Lake House Yoga food available. There is no cover charge. MONDAY, JAN. 22-23 visit SATURDAY, FEB. 3 the evening’s proceeds will support the
SATURDAY, JAN. 27 Oral History Project as well as local
County Public Library, WHERE: The Lake House 843.793.6050. WHAT: Save the Light Half Marathon and 5k
WHAT: Oil Painting Workshop organizations and churches to help
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Oyster Catcher Community
WHAT: Sand Dollar Schooling Horse TUESDAY, JAN. 30 WHERE: Folly Beach Pier fight childhood poverty on Johns and
Mondays MORE INFO: Rise and Shine Yoga with Fridays Show Series WHEN: 8:30 a.m.
Patti Romano, formerly known at Gentle WHAT: Adult art classes, multimedia Center, Seabrook Island WHERE: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center WHAT: The Risks of Offshore Drilling Wadmalaw islands. Tickets are $75 and
WHAT: Seabrook Island Bridge Group MORE INFO: USATF certified races
Flow Yoga. Rise and Shine Yoga is an all WHERE: 3280 Loft at Bohicket Marina, WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., both days WHEN: 7 a.m. WHERE: Live Oak Hall at the Lake House can be ordered from John Reynolds at
WHERE: The Lake House start and finish near the Folly Beach Pier.
levels practice focused around finding your 1897 Andell Bluff Way, Seabrook Island MORE INFO: Local artist and gallery MORE INFO: Events include Hunter, WHEN: 4 p.m. or 843.768.0434.
WHEN: 9 a.m.
WHEN: 10 a.m. - noon owner Mark Horton will teach landscape Jumper, and Open shows consisting MORE INFO: Sea Island Action Network
painting techniques. $195 for Guild of Hunter, Equitation, and Western. hosts Peg Howell. Howell is a petroleum
Saturday members; $225 for non-members. To Spectators are invited to enjoy the shows engineer, former oil rig supervisor,
WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market register email Gary Kunkelman at for free. Visit for details. and now a leader in the Lowcountry’s
WHERE: Charleston Collegiate SChool, opposition to oil drilling off our coast. To
2024 Academy Rd. WHAT: Adult Archery register and for more information email
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FRIDAY, JAN. 26 WHERE: Johns Island County Park
MORE INFO: Charleston’s only year- WHEN: 2-3:30 p.m.
WHAT: Light the Night WHAT:The Illusionists present Adam
round farmers market, highlighting MORE INFO: Ages 18 and up. Learn
WHERE: Hampstead Square Trent
produce and locally produced goods about the basics of archery, including use
WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. WHERE: North Charleston Performing
and foods. Live music, kids activities. of equipment, course protocols, and safety.
MORE INFO: Charleston Moves and Arts Center for details. You will receive coaching to improve skills
MUSC host a free bicycle safety event. WHEN: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
and shoot in fun and game-style formats.
Bike lights and spoke cards free while
Thursdays and supplies last. 50 free helmets available to
Regulation equipment is provided to all MORE INFO: Direct from Broadway the
Sundays kids who participate in the bike course.
participants for use during this course. $15. break-out star of the world’s best selling
WHAT: Live Music To register call 843.795.4386. magic show The Illusionists, brings his
Visit for details. signature brand of magic and illusion to
WHERE: Forty-eight, A Wine Bar
WHEN: 6 – 8 p.m. WHAT: Unveiling McLeod this 90-minute spectacle for the whole
WHAT: The Del MCCoury Band family. Tickets online at
MORE INFO: Visit fortyeightwinebar. WHERE: McLeod Plantation, James Island
WHERE: Charleston Music Hall or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
com. WHEN: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
WHEN: Dorrs 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m.
MORE INFO: Tour delves deeply into
14 January 19, 2018
daily arts & events

Archery Range includes Restaurant
new 3-D course Week offers deals
For The Island Connection

J ohns Island County Park has added a BY CHARLOTTE PARK
new 3-D course to its archery range For The Island Connection
area. The new course, which opened

in October, simulates bow hunting and he Greater Charleston Restaurant new menus for diners to experience in
features 20 targets. Association, Inc. announces its January.”
The 3-D course is a format in which January installment of Charleston Over 100 restaurants participate in
archers walk in search of 20 targets Restaurant Week, occurring for 12 Charleston Restaurant Week twice a
resembling animals commonly found in days from Wednesday, Jan. 10 through year (both in September and January).
wooded areas of the Lowcountry. Each Sunday, Jan. 21. Diners can kick off the Newcomers joining the roster this January
target is made of high-density foam. The New Year with delicious deals on dozens include Grace & Grit, Ink N Ivy and
3-D course is within walking distance of incredible dishes from Charleston’s Pearlz Oyster Bar.
from the main six-target archery range, most renowned chefs.
which opened at Johns Island County Charleston Restaurant Week now includes
“What better way to kick off 2018 than
Park in March 2017. This static archery the South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging
with Charleston Restaurant Week?” shares
range features six targets that range from Association’s (SCRLA) installment of
Archery course at the Johns Island GCRA President Randall Goldman. “It’s
10 to 50 feet in distance. Restaurant Week Carolina, set from January
County Park. the perfect time of year for both locals
11-21. For a list of restaurants participating
Both archery facilities are open Photo courtesy of CCPRC. and visitors to explore Charleston’s ever-
in Charleston Restaurant Week, to view
daily from sunrise to sunset, and all evolving culinary scene and we are so
River Road) on Johns Island and is also menus and to make reservations, visit
participants must bring their own excited to be offering new restaurants and
the site of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.
equipment including bows and arrows.
Field tips only are permitted; crossbows Johns Island County Park and Mullet
are not allowed. Admission to the archery Hall Equestrian Center offer pristine
range and 3-D course is $1 per person scenery featuring 20 miles of equestrian
or free with Charleston County Parks’ and pedestrian trails winding through
Gold Pass. Ages 16 and under must be southern pines and moss-draped oaks,
accompanied by an adult. alongside open meadows and farm fields.
The range and 3-D course are accessible For more information on the Johns Island
from the second park entrance on Mullet County Park archery range, including rules
Hall Road. Johns Island County Park is for participation, visit charlestoncountyparks.
located at 2662 Mullet Hall Road (off of com or call 843.795.4386.