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PGA golfer Russell Henley exercises his swing in one of the Cassique’s new learning bays. PHOTO PROVIDED

Kiawah Partners opens learning center


TECHNOLOGY TO DIAGNOSE AND IMPROVE YOUR GAME
BY GREGG BRAGG
Senior Staff Writer

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he grand plan for Cassique always included a state So they were rescheduled for Dec. 14. to track ball and club data at impact. This data is coupled
of the art learning center, says Carol Preisinger. Snuggled amongst the dunes at the east side of the with TrackMan 4, which uses Doppler radar technology
She is a LPGA Master Professional, Kiawah Island driving range, the manor styled structure is an impressive to map the ball’s trajectory after impact, and produce a
Club Director of Instruction and 2017 LPGA Teacher sight. The interior is no less grand; chromed coffee urns, picture capable of diagnosing launch and attack angles,
of the Year. Preisinger also said the change in ownership snack table, and not one, or two or three, but four never for example. The final component of Bay 1 is the Science
from Buddy Darby/Leonard Long to Charlotte based empty candy jars adorn the entrance to training nirvana. and Motion (SAM) Puttlab.
South Street Partners; locally known as Kiawah Partners, Each of three bays house a specific set of technologies, SAM uses ultrasound technology to produce graphics
delayed completion of the facility until six months ago. each of which casts you as the lead character in a trove of which analyze 28 different components of your putting,
Tours of the facility were scheduled with local media video games designed to make you a better golfer.
shortly after its christening, but then along came Irma. Bay 1 hosts ForeSight Quad, a set of four cameras used Cassique Golf continues on page 3

SINHG Program 2018 Basic Oil Skills Volvo Open Lineup


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Seabrook opens season on deer


TOWN APPROVES RETIREE BENEFITS,
Lynn Pierotti
publisher
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Katy Calloway
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managing editor eabrook’s December town council making it the second pump station to The two, half day, sessions will focus on
meeting at town hall got an early start benefit from the added assurance. The hurricane preparation and recovery.
designed to accommodate public “lump of coal,” he said, came in the form Councilmember Skip Crane said the
Jennifer Tuohy hearings on ordinances 2017-05 and 2017- of Charleston Water’s notification they communications and strategic planning
jennifer@luckydognews.com 06. Both were read into the record for the would be charging an additional 4% committee would be meeting on Jan. 9. He
contributing editor first time during November’s meeting. starting in March 2018. Responding to a said the town had increased the number of
Ordinance 2017-06 clarifies retirees question from the mayor, Bannwart said tweets they send out, which was increasing
Alejandro Ferreyros as eligible for town benefits, but without the pass through charge would amount to the town’s visibility. Crane concluded
Seabrook contributing the employer a couple of dollars per month for residents. his report by saying Seabrook would be
senior graphic designer
portion of premiums, or subsidizing the Councilmember John Gregg said the participating in the annual meeting of the
alejandro@luckydognews.com employee portion the way it does with club’s long range planning committee Municipal Association of South Carolina
active staff members. Ordinance 2017-05 hadn’t met since his last report, but for the third straight year. The gathering is
Lori McGee rezones 2718 Old Oak Walk for transfer he expects a meeting in January. a trove of not only the issues facing small
sales manager to the Greenspace Conservancy (GC). Public safety met on Dec. 11 to review towns, but also solutions to common issues
lori@luckydognews.com The mayor responded to questions from the comprehensive emergency plan. forged by experience.
the floor saying this was the fourth parcel Consultant Scott made recommendations Councilmember John Wells proposed
transferred to the GC this year and the which altered the way damage will be funding a wildlife preservation effort in
Carla Foxworth eighth in recent memory. Parliamentary categorized in the future. Ed Maher’s conjunction with the National Oceanic
sales executive obligations were quickly dispatched in the motion to adopt Federal Emergency and Atmospheric Administration. Video
carla@luckydognews.com run up to November’s financial report. Management Agency guidelines for footage taken on Seabrook prompted
Revenues were $4,000 below assessing storm damage was accepted. The concern about human interaction with
Senior Staff Writer projections for the month of November revised guidelines will be added to the dolphins feeding at Captain Sams inlet.
because of a dip in business licenses, appendix to assist volunteers in the field. The estimated $10,000 in funding will pay
Gregg Bragg
among other factors. The mayor was quick There was no update on public for NOAA staff to routinely visit the beach
to add Seabrook has collected $244,000 assistance from FEMA regarding; at prime feeding times for the purpose of
Contributors more in revenues than anticipated for • Additional funds for Matthew education and protection. The money will
Sarah Reynolds the year, and has a fund balance of debris removal after discovering be well spent, said Wells, who pointed to
Norman Powers $4,596,413.50 compared to liabilities of insurance would not cover removal the necessity of support from NOAA and
Doug Reynolds $4,760.22. Expenses saved the month’s of a downed tree on municipal conservation groups to approve periodic
bottom line, coming in $34,000 below grounds. beach re-nourishment projects. He also
Monique Boissier-Sporn anticipated spending because of lower said the Seabrook Island Property Owners
Arielle Alpino • The utility’s application for
court costs, legal fees, road repairs, and additional grants from FEMA, or a Association would be approached to help
Dimi Matouchev maintenance costs. The town has spent “mitigation grant” to help with the with funding the program. Wells stated
$177,000 less than expected this year, and much discussed renovations along he wasn’t sure if Kiawah could be counted
is $12,000 ahead of the same period last the main entrance to Seabrook. on to chip in for the program.
year. Housekeeping issues consumed much
However, Gregg said Tommy West,
Newly re-elected Seabrook Island contract manager of SIU, has agreed to of the agenda, but didn’t take up much
Utility (SIU) commissioner and a recovery-scoping meeting scheduled clock time. 2018 meeting dates were
subsequently elected SIU chairman Jim for Jan. 15 to quantify overtime hours approved, along with re-appointment of
Bannwart delivered the utility’s report for expended. the town’s attorney Steven Brown. Faye
November. He said the utility generated Allbritton was approved for another
Gregg concluded his report by
a net positive cash flow of $6,500 in 2-year stint as clerk/treasurer, along with
reminding attendees that disaster recovery
November. He also noted the backup a number of committee appointments.
training exercises will be held Jan. 10 and
generator for pump station 2 was online, 1. Reappointment of public safety
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committee members included: rezones 2718 Old Oak Walk for transfer people better. If we do that, they have more
John Gregg, Ed Maher, John Fox, to the Greenspace Conservancy. Jeri Cassique Golf continues from cover fun, and if they have more fun, they’ll use
Allan Keener and Rob Savin for Finke, newly elected council member and like path consistency. Everything about the learning center more,” she said. Now
terms to expire November 2019 still president of the GC, recused herself all 28 factors is displayed on large, flat with “learning” out of the way, visitors
2. Appointments to the planning last month, but wasn’t present to raise any screen monitors for study. were ready for door number three.
commission included; eyebrows for the second reading. Bay 2 houses several technologies Bay 3 is home to the new club fitting
a. Reappointment of Wayne Ordinance 2017-06 was also read for centered on biomechanical analysis. center. Repair services are also available,
Billian for a term to expire the second time and dealt with employee MySwing uses 17 sensors to measure but now that you’ve fixed everything else,
December 31, 2019 benefits in a move the mayor characterized full body swing data and works like an why not take good hard look at all of the
b. Reappointment of Robert as formalizing a previously informal MRI. The wireless system also displays its Callaway, Mizuno, Ping, PXG, TaylorMade,
Driscoll for a term to expire understanding. The measure clarifies results on a monitor. The 3-D rendering and Titleist brand clubs available. Rusty will
December 31, 2019 retirees as eligible for town benefits, allows the user to see their swing from match you to clubs that are the perfect length,
but without Seabrook contributing every conceivable angle, and stores the have the right flex and kick point, and correct
3. Appointment to the board of weight. They can also match you to a putter
the employer portion of premiums, or information in a cloud-based service
zoning appeals included; from Odyssey, Toulon, or Scotty Cameron.
subsidizing the employee portion the way called MyLocker for future analysis.
a. Ava Kleinman to finish David they do with active staff members. The other side of the manor has a
Osborn’s term to expire on The K-vest has three pieces with sensors
Miscellaneous business included worn around the chest, hips and hands. It fitness room dedicated to exercises focused
December 31, 2020 exclusively on golf. You can maintain your
resolution 2017-07, a measure to monitors and reports biomechanical data
b. Reappointment of Robert temporarily waive Seabrook’s prohibition golf readiness, accelerate your training, and
Quagliato for a term to expire on players can use to create more power. It
on the discharge of firearms. Fifty deer can be worn anywhere and has a built in help avoid injuries or recover from one.
December 31, 2022 will be baited and shot as a part of the The visit was highlighted by cameo
library of training programs and drills
The second reading of Ordinance island’s deer management plan. The allowing the most subtle changes in visits from PGA Tour golfers Ben Martin
2017-05 met little resistance. The measure strategy will be executed between Dec. 19, motion to be seen and felt. and Russell Henley. Both are also Kiawah
2017 and March 1, 2018 by Jim Jordan, an The BodiTrak Pressure Mat system Island Club Ambassador Golfers, and
employee of the Town of Kiawah Island assesses balance and center of pressure represent the island when they play.
and owner/operator of Low Country during your swing. They use much of the same equipment
Wildlife Specialists. mentioned above themselves.
Not all the center’s tools have been
There was no mention of cost, but mentioned here. There are more! The idea “Kiawah is great. It’s easy to relax and
the last time LCWS was tasked with the behind all this technology is to remove still practice, especially with the addition of
job, compensation was $325 per critter the guesswork from both teaching and the learning center,” said Henley. He also
for a total of $16,250. Asked if the town learning the game. said Voysey’s was his favorite Charleston
has considered birth control for the restaurant, and the group was headed in that
deer population similar to a successful Asked if all this equipment and technology
very direction.
program on Kiawah, Heather Patton of was an impediment to the art that is golf,
Preisinger was of two minds. Yes, it’s a lot of “Oh, you gotta have the short rib sandwich.
SIPOA replied, saying the solution had By now, it’s been cooking for days,” swooned
been considered by the environmental data, she agreed, but the LPGA Teacher of the
Year disagreed it was any sort of impediment. Rachael Moore, KP Director of Marketing,
committee until Jordan informed them but that’s a story for another day.
the plan would not work on Seabrook the “This [equipment/data] allows me to
way it had Kiawah. Harvested meat from deliver a unique, customized solution for For more information you can contact
the endeavor will go to needy families. each of our members. Our goal is to make the club by calling 843.768.2582.
There being no citizen’s comments/
questions, and no further business, the
meeting was adjourned.

Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
Jan 05 10:30am/10:39pm 3:57am/4:43pm
Jan 06 11:06am/11:20pm 4:37am/5:24pm
Jan 07 11:47am 5:22am/6:08pm
Jan 08 12:08am/12:36pm 6:14am/6:57pm
Jan 09 1:03am/1:31pm 7:15am/7:51pm
Jan 10 2:04am/2:32pm 8:21am/8:49pm
Jan 11 3:06am/3:35pm 9:29am/9:48pm
Jan 12 4:09am/4:36pm 10:34am/10:46pm
Jan 13 5:10am/5:36pm 11:34am/11:42pm
Jan 14 6:08am/6:34pm 12:31pm
Jan 15 7:07am/7:32pm 12:39am/1:27pm
Jan 16 8:02am/8:28pm 1:32am/2:20pm
Jan 17 8:56am/9:22pm 2:26am/3:12pm
Jan 18 9:49am/10:17pm 3:19am/4:03pm

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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Photography Club CCPRC recognized for First SINHG program of 2018 Golf group donates $1,200
showcases Bowers employee wellbeing to support local students
W O R K D I S P L AY E D T H R O U G H F E B R U A R Y BY SARAH REYNOLDS take control of their own health through
For The Island Connection a range of fitness and wellness programs.
Working Well is an effort to improve
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the population’s health across the state of
The Island Connection he Charleston County Park and South Carolina by establishing cultures of
Recreation Commission was employee wellbeing. It is funded through

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recently recognized by Working the support of The Duke Endowment and
ary Bowers was born and grew up Well for meeting best practice standards in
in the North West of England. He is managed by the South Carolina Hospital
supporting wellbeing at the workplace. Association. Working Well helps employers
obtained his BSc in Chemistry at
Surrey University and a PhD in Analytical CCPRC received the recognition develop a strategic plan to impact employee
Chemistry/Biochemistry at Kings through their efforts to provide employees health by focusing on policy, systems and
College, University of London. Gary and their families with access to counseling, environmental changes, which are often
started his career in Drug Metabolism at resources and programs that support a low or no cost.
Pfizer in the UK and then moved to Glaxo positive work-life balance and education “Charleston County Parks and
Group Research. In 1996, he relocated and awareness campaigns to promote Recreation Commission is leading the
to the US, with GlaxoWellcome, based optimal emotional and mental wellbeing. way with a work culture that supports its PHOTO PROVIDED
The honor was presented by Working Well. McLeod Plantation facade.
in RTP, NC where he continued to be employees in achieving optimal emotional
Many of these opportunities are offered (l-r) Terry Weaver (KWG), Cary McGann (KWG), Scott Parker (Friday Walkers),
involved in the research and development
through CCPRC’s Move IT! Charleston
and mental health,” comments Jen Wright, BY NORMAN POWERS Plantation, on the banks of Wappoo
of novel drugs. He personally contributed Working Well Program Director. “Stress Creek, stretches back to pre-Civil War Jimmy Bailey (KCF). Photo provided.
For The Island Connection
to the scientific understanding of more County program. can lead to long term health problems Charleston, with the preserved home
than 10 marketed new medicines, “We are thrilled to receive this award and lengthy absences from the workplace. BY DOUG REYNOLDS

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of the McLeod family, cabins in which
including treatments for cancer, asthma on behalf of the agency and the Move IT! CCPRC has taken a proactive step in wo hurricanes failed to scuttle the enslaved laborers lived, a renovated dock For The Island Connection
and HIV. Now semi-retired, Gary blends Team,” said Allison Foster, CCPRC’s Move addressing these issues by creating a Seabrook Island Natural History and a cotton gin.

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his time between tennis, golf, therapy dog IT! Charleston County programming supportive work environment and ensuring Group’s planned Evening Program The plantation remained in the McLeod n Wednesday, Dec. 20, The Friday program, visit kiawahwomensfoundation.
Scampi, scientific consulting and working manager. “Health and wellness is true to employees have the resources to maintain on the McLeod Plantation, which will family until 1991 and was eventually Walkers presented a check for org.
in a local golf shop. all we do at the agency to promote healthy and achieve optimal emotional and mental finally arrive at the Lake House Thursday acquired by the Charleston County Parks $1,200 to representatives from the The Friday Walkers are a group of men
Bowers’ interest in photography was lifestyles for our employees whether walking wellbeing.” evening, Jan. 11 after being cancelled first and Recreation department, which now Kiawah Cares Foundation and Kiawah who golf each Friday at the Kiawah Island
sparked during a safari trip to Kenya the trails in the park or participating in any by Matthew and then by Irma.
the Seabrook Island Photography Club For information on how to improve your manages the site. Women’s Group. The donation will be Club. For the last three years they've
in the early 90s. More recently, he of our ongoing programs during the year.” “What’s New At McLeod Plantation”,
provides a wonderful opportunity to build worksite’s environment to better support All Seabrook Island residents and used to support students at Angel Oak held a two-day event to raise money for
considers himself fortunate to have been Move IT! Charleston County aims presented by Lead Interpreter Leah Elementary School, Frierson Elementary
his knowledge and experience. employee wellbeing, contact Sara Grace guests are welcome. There is a $5 donation a local charity. Past recipients include the
able to photograph wildlife in Botswana to be a model for community health and Worthington, launches SINHG’s 2018 School and Haut Gap Middle School
Bowers’ photos will be on display at the Bailey, Working Well Corporate Wellness for non-SINHG members. Refreshments Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic and
with the aid of guides. With no formal wellness by using a continuum of care schedule of Evening Programs. through KWG’s Backpack Buddies
Lake House during January and February. Specialist, at 803.744.3558 or sbailey@ and fellowship are offered at 7 p.m., the Boy Scout's Ho Non Wah Camp on
training in photography, membership in approach. Participants are encouraged to The history of the 37-acre McLeod program. For more information on the
scha.org. followed by the program at 7:30. Wadmalaw Island.
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SIAG hosts Painting


oil workshop class on Kiawah
BY MONIQUE BOISSIER-SPORN
For The Island Connection
PAT R I C I A H U F F T E A C H E S
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he Seabrook Island Artist Guild is better “see” nature and subject matter
excited to offer another two-day and then apply that knowledge using
oil painting workshop with Mark photographs as reference to compose, STAFF REPORT
Horton, well-known Charleston artist understand, and interpret the image. The Island Connection
and co-owner of Horton Hayes Fine The workshop will address all aspects

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Art gallery. This will be Horton’s ninth of painting including materials, set-up, earning to paint is like learning to
workshop at Seabrook. His classes fill color mixing, various paint application drive or ride a bike—one step at a
quickly so register early. The class will methods, surfaces and techniques as time.
be held on Jan. 22 and 23 at the Oyster well as the fundamentals of design and This is how Patricia Huff explains her
Catcher community center. composition. Emphasis will be on helping method for teaching beginning painting.
This course is designed for oil painters students discover their own personal style “There are specific skills involved in
of all levels who want to take their work to and process in creating their work. painting such as drawing, color mixing, Patricia Huff. Photo provided.
the next level. Horton will focus on ways Specific subject matter within setting up a subject in a pleasing composition,
to improve as a painter by emphasizing the landscape will include skies and Patricia Huff is an experienced artist
handling the tools of painting such as and teacher having painted for forty
composition, design, value and color atmosphere, trees, and the incorporation brushes, palette knives, supports (canvas,
temperature and learning how to utilize of figures, animals and/or structures into years. Her background includes painting
paper, panels), and mediums. And just as in in pastels, oils, and watercolor. Her work
these basic elements to best express and your paintings. Students may bring their riding a bike or driving you need to develop
complete a successful painting regardless own photographic reference material can be seen at the Todd & Huff Art Center
all the skills to produce good art,” says Huff. at Bohicket Marina on Seabrook Island.
of its subject matter. There will be to work from or use reference photos “It is very difficult to find a class that
explorations of techniques to improve provided by the instructor. If you ever wished you could paint or
gives a beginning student a well rounded set wish to fill in your gaps in your painting
composition to best express what the artist The cost of the two-day workshop is of skills. I found in my own art experience
wants to communicate to the viewer. $195 for art guild members and $225 for skills, join Huff on Thursdays beginning
that all these skills make you a better artist, Jan. 11 and continuing each Thursday
Horton is particularly fascinated with non-members. To register contact Gary so I developed my class around this theory
the effects of light and weather upon the Kunkelman at garyk1@comcast.net. through March 1 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at
within a framework of painting from life.” the Sandcastle at Kiawah Island.
landscape. He paints beyond a literal The Beginning Art Class in oils will cover
To learn more about Mark Horton and
interpretation of a scene to portray nature all the basics and will help you on your painting To register or for more information
his work, visit his website at HortonHayes.
in a way that reflects his own ideas and quest. This oil class is also a great refresher class contact Terry Higgins, Community Program
com. For more information on SIAG
sensibilities while capturing the spirit, for anyone who has not painted in quite some Coordinator at the Sandcastle Community
and to learn about upcoming events, visit
color and changing light of a place. time or for those painters who have missed Center 843.768.3875, or email terry.
seabrookislandartistguild.com.
The workshop will focus on how to learning any of the subjects covered. higgins@kica.us.
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Top players join Volvo Car Open field


N O . 8 G A R C I A , N O . 9 K O N TA C O M E T O D A N I E L I S L A N D

PHOTO PROVIDED
(l-r) Caroline Garcia, Johanna Konta.

BY ARIELLE ALPINO
For The Island Connection

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orld No. 8 Caroline Garcia, World No. 9 field is shaping up. It features many new faces competing Wimbledon, Eastbourne and Shenzhen and quarterfinals
Johanna Konta and WTA Newcomer of the in our tournament, and we know our fans are going to of Cincinnati and the Australian Open. She closed out
Year Catherine ‘CiCi’ Bellis have committed love interacting and rooting for these ladies!” the year with her second top 10 season.
to play in the Volvo Car Open’s main draw for 2018. The The three newest additions to the Charleston field Bellis was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year
two top 10 players, Garcia and Konta, and 18-year-old each found success on the court this past season. winner in October 2017, which was voted upon by
Bellis, will be joined in the growing Charleston player France’s Garcia won two back-to-back singles titles international tennis media. Due to injury the American
field by defending Volvo Car Open champion Daria in 2017 in Wuhan and Beijing, respectively, before missed the beginning part of the 2017 season, however
Kasatkina, U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, qualifying for the WTA Finals where she reached the her successes this year include several tennis firsts for the
two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová and U.S. semifinals. On her way to the Beijing title, she defeated teenager. She reached her first Premier-level semifinal in
Open finalist Madison Keys. Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina, ranked No. 2 and No. Stanford and her first Premier 5 quarterfinal in Dubai,
The Volvo Car Open will take place March 31 - April 3 at the time. Her match against Svitolina was named the where she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska for her first top
8, on Daniel Island. ‘Best Match of the Year’ by WTA, as Garcia completed 10 win. She also made the semifinals in Mallorca and the
2018 will be the first time playing in the Volvo Car a three-set, three-hour unseeded victory over Svitolina third round of the French Open. She reached a career-
Open main draw for Konta and Bellis. Garcia will by saving match point. She also reached four semifinals high ranking of No. 35 in August.
compete for the sixth time in the Volvo Car Open singles and three quarterfinals this year, and had her first top 10 The nine-day Volvo Car Open is the largest women’s-
field. She won the Charleston doubles title in 2016, the season of her career. only tennis tournament in North America, attracting an
same year she won the doubles title in Roland Garros. Konta also won two tournaments in 2017, in Sydney average of 90,000 attendees and more than 100 of the top
“We’re thrilled to welcome Caroline, Jo and CiCi and Miami. Her Miami Open win solidified her first singles and doubles tennis players.
to Charleston,” said Eleanor Adams, Volvo Car Open WTA Premier title, the best of her career, to date, and the For more information on the tournament and ticket
Tournament Manager. “We pride ourselves on supporting biggest by any British woman in 40 years. Additionally, options, visit volvocaropen.com or call 800.677.2293.
a wide-range of talent, and we are proud of how the 2018 Konta reached the finals in Nottingham, the semifinals of
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Farmers market enters 5th year


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harleston's premiere year round farmers market, questions to ensure the legitimacy of all items being sold
the Johns Island Farmers Market, begins its fifth at the market. Weekly vendor booth checks for proper
year of operation every Saturday from 10 a.m. signage and quality of goods reinforces an honest message
to 2 p.m. The market is easily found on the campus of for customers.
Charleston Collegiate School, 2024 Academy Drive, "Fraud at farmers markets is all too common at other
Johns Island. markets and we are taking a stand so that loyal customers
Patrons can look forward to a joy filled atmosphere will not be tricked or lied to at JIFM." says Block, "It is
with upwards of 60 new and returning farmers and our passion for this market to be an honest one, ensuring
vendors, a variety of artisans, food trucks, local music, that people can trust the local products here and rely on
and enjoyable activities for all ages each week. clear signage and open interaction with each farmer or
The variety of goods that can be found at JIFM business they buy from."
include but are not limited to local, naturally grown In light of research being done in many areas around
seasonal produce, spices, herbs, essential oils, bone broth, the globe on fraud at farmers markets, the owners of the
kombucha, handmade arts and crafts, baked sweets, tea, Johns Island Farmers Market make it top priority to take
plants, honey, chocolates, cheeses, jams, canned goods, a different route and hope to emulate markets and policies
take & bake foods, cider tonics, organic skin care, olives that are doing the right thing. This is not something that
and olive oil, pet products, fresh pasta, hearth breads, South Carolina currently has any regulations for.
coffees, farm fresh eggs, local seafood, and heritage meats Along with truth and transparency in local shopping,
just to name a few. A full list of farmers and vendors can the Johns Island Farmers Market has many other unique,
be found at johnsislandfarmersmarket.com/farms/. enjoyable offerings. It's location at the 47 year established
JIFM is proud to launch a Truth and Transparency Charleston Collegiate School campus offers amenities
Mission in which it is guaranteed that all produce, products, such as ample safe free parking, a game pavilion, and
foods, and crafts are honest about how and where they are pleasant oak tree-covered areas that are pet friendly.
grown or made. The goal of this market is to be a trustworthy Multiple breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, and drink options
place for customers to shop and know that the background along with comfortable seating areas, cozy fire pits, a kids
work is being done to ensure that all goods sold here are zone, and live local music make the Johns Island Farmers
legitimately local, sustainable, and labeled honestly. Charleston Collegiate’s Campus WARMER MONTHS: 9-1 Market a true local, loving place to be each Saturday.
Market owners and operators Frasier Block and Blue 2024 Academy Road COOLER MONTHS: 10-2 Join us all year long every Saturday starting Jan. 6
Laughters are visiting the farms and businesses of all from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 2024 Academy Drive to see
vendors at JIFM, carefully documenting and asking what true Local Love is all about.
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CCPRC Executive
Director honored
BENNETT NAMED
PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
BY SARAH REYNOLDS
For The Island Connection

O
n Dec. 13, the Charleston County
Park & Recreation Commission’s
executive director was honored
with a statewide award. At their annual
conference, the South Carolina Recreation
and Park Association presented their
Professional of the Year award to David
Bennett.
The SCRPA Professional of the
Year nominee must be in the parks and
recreation profession at least 15 years, a
member of SCRPA for at least five years,
and professionally certified through the
National Recreation and Park Association.
This award considers service, leadership,
and character.
Charleston native David Bennett has
devoted his entire professional career
to serving in the park and recreation
industry. David began his career as a part-
time employee at CCPRC 30 years ago,
and was soon promoted to full time as
recreation program specialist, where he
started the popular Lowcountry Cajun
Festival at James Island County Park. He
was named chief operating officer in 2010,
and became executive director of the
agency in 2017 following the retirement
of Tom O’Rourke.
Among many accomplishments
throughout his career, Bennett led the
efforts in creating CCPRC’s ten core
values, which are now considered the
guiding principles of the agency.
Bennett is a nationally certified park
and recreation professional and has degree in Park, Recreation and Tourism
served on the boards of NRPA, SCRPA, Management from Mars Hill College. He
Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community, and his wife Cheryl are the proud parents
Parents Anonymous and the Wallingford of Austin (25), Dale (22), Cydney (19) and
Presbyterian board of Trustees. He has two rescues dogs, Jack and Little Bear.
served on the Cooper River Bridge Run SCRPA presents several awards each
board for many years. In 1993 he was year to recognize agencies, organizations
honored as the SCRPA Young Professional and individuals for outstanding
of the Year, and served as president of contributions to the park and recreation
SCRPA in 2004. profession in South Carolina. For more
Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science information on SCRPA, visit SCRPA.org.
January 5 Island Connection Calendar February 23
ONGOING MORE INFO: The Monday Bridge day’s intention, set up yourself for success Fridays and Saturdays and powerful. In collaboration with FRIDAY, JAN. 12 THURSDAY, JAN. 18-21 Show Series
First Monday of the month Group needs new players. For more and be ready to shine. WHAT: Spirit Tasting the Charleston Arts Festival, this year’s WHERE: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
WHAT: Mayor’s Night In information, please contact Ilse Calcagno WHERE: Kiawah Spirits, Freshfields presenters include local food critic Hanna WHAT: Art Film #1: Moulin Rouge WHAT: Charleston Jazz Festival WHEN: 7 a.m.
WHERE: Charleston City Hall at 843.768.0317. WHAT: Kids Fishing Tournament Village Raskin, Katie Zimmerman, Executive WHERE: Kiawah Municipal Center, WHERE: Various locations downtown MORE INFO: Events include Hunter,
WHEN: Registration 4:30, Meeting 5 WHERE: Bohicket Marina WHEN: 3 - 6 p.m. Director of Charleston Moves, hip-hop Council Chambers WHEN: Various times Jumper, and Open shows consisting
p.m. WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir rehearsal WHEN: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. MORE INFO: Complimentary tastings. artist Benjamin Starr among others. For WHEN: 3 p.m. MORE INFO: The 4th annual music of Hunter, Equitation, and Western.
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 tickets and detailed information visit MORE INFO: Sponsored by the Town of festival will feature legends to emerging Spectators are invited to enjoy the shows
meet with the Mayor one-on-one for five Island kids ages 4-14. Two rounds of fishing. Arrive at KiawahSpirits.com. CharlestonMusicHall.com. Kiawah Arts and Cultural Events Fund. artists. For full line-up and tickets visit for free. Visit CCPRC.com for details.
minutes about any topic. Meetings are WHEN: 1-2:30 p.m. least 15 minutes before your desired round. It’s No tickets required. For details visit CharlestonJazz.com.
KiawahIsland.org/events.
held on a first come, first served basis. MORE INFO: The Charleston Coastal only $7 per participant which includes all bait FRIDAY, JAN. 5 AND WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10 WHAT: Adult Archery
Charleston-sc.gov. Choir, a local mixed community chorus, and fishing rods. Every tournament produces 3 SATURDAY, JAN. 20 WHERE: Johns Island County Park
SATURDAY, JAN. 6 WHAT: Genealogy Fair WHAT: Charleston Museum’s 245th
is seeking new members to bring fun winners which will receive a tournament shirt, WHEN: 2-3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Live Oak Hall, The Lake House Birthday WHAT: Middleton Hounds Horse Show
Third Friday of the Month and enjoyment to the low country. For bait, bucket and bragging rights. Questions call WHAT: Charleston Symphony MORE INFO: Ages 18 and up. Learn
WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m. WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 WHERE: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
WHAT: Homeschool History Days info contact Van McCollum, Director 248.719.0076. Orchestra about the basics of archery, including
MORE INFO: Seabrook Island genealogy Meeting St. WHEN: 7 a.m.
WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 of Music at 404.401.0678 or via email WHERE: The Gaillard Center use of equipment, course protocols,
club, Digging Into Roots Together WHEN: All day MORE INFO: Events include Hunter,
Meeting St. vanmccollum@bellsouth.net. WHAT: Sea Islands Book Club WHEN: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and safety. You will receive coaching
(D.I.R.T.) event features games, trivia, MORE INFO: The country’s oldest Jumper, and Open shows consisting
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library, MORE INFO: Brahms Symphony No. 2, to improve skills and shoot in fun and
museum turns 245. Visit the Museum and of Hunter, Equitation, and Western.
MORE INFO: A special program for Tuesdays 3531 Maybank Highway conducted by Ken Lam, featuring CSO mapping your ancestor, getting to know
Spectators are invited to enjoy the shows
game-style formats. Regulation equipment
home schooling families. These programs WHAT: Tango Lessons/Practice WHEN: 2 p.m. Principal Cellist, Norbert Lewandowski. others with the same interests, a place to receive a buy one/get one free coupon for is provided to all participants for use
start learning about recording your own Cupcake on King St. while supplies last. for free. Visit CCPRC.com for details.
feature one of our field trip classes, a WHERE: MUSC Wellness Center, 45 MORE INFO: Adult discussion of Dead Wake: Pre-concert conversations by Assistant during this course. $15. To register call
chance to go through the Museum, and Courtenay Dr. The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Conductor, Jacob Kallman, are held family history and genealogy, and learn 843.795.4386.
an activity. Free with paid admission. To WHEN: 7:30-8:30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. prior to about DNA testing. Guests from the WHAT: Conversations with a Curator MONDAY, JAN. 22-23
Thursdays Charleston Family History Center and the WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360
register visit CharlestonMuseum.org. MORE INFO: Charleston Argentine each Masterworks performance from the WHAT: Oil Painting Workshop FRIDAY, FEB. 23
Tango Society offers a free one-hour tango WHAT: The Joy Project Jazz Quartet at stage. For tickets and information visit South Carolina Room (Charleston Public Meeting St.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Oyster Catcher Community
First and third Tuesday every month lesson and practice. The MUSC gym The Andell Inn CharlestonSymphony.org. Library) will answer your questions. For WHAT: SCOPE50 Motown Fundraiser
MORE INFO: Archivist Jennifer Center, Seabrook Island
WHAT: Charleston County Book charges $5 at the entrance, but lessons WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, details visit DiggingTogether.blogspot.com. WHERE: Seabrook Island Club
McCormick will speak on The Early WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., both days
WHEN: 6 p.m.
Mobile themselves are free. Everyone is welcome, Freshfields Village SATURDAY, JAN. 6 Days: A Photographic History of MORE INFO: Local artist and gallery
WHERE: Freshfields Village not just couples. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. THURSDAY, JAN. 11 owner Mark Horton will teach landscape
MORE INFO: Live music and dancing,
WHEN: 10 – 11 a.m. MORE INFO: Jazz every Thursday evening WHAT: McLeod Plantation Historic America’s First Museum. Program free the evening’s proceeds will support the
WHAT: What’s New at McLeod with paid admission. For details visit painting techniques. $195 for Guild
MORE INFO: Parked Behind Hege’s and Wednesdays lounge of the Andell Inn Hotel. Drinks and Site by Night
members; $225 for non-members. To
Oral History Project as well as local
WHAT: Lake House Yoga food available. There is no cover charge. WHERE: McLeod Plantation, James Plantation CharlestonMuseum.org. organizations and churches to help
Java Java. Sponsored by the Charleston register email Gary Kunkelman at
WHERE: The Lake House 843.793.6050. andellinn.com. Island WHERE: The Lake House fight childhood poverty on Johns and
County Public Library, ccpl.org. garyk1@comcast.net.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. WHEN: 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. WHEN: Refreshments 7 p.m, program TUESDAY, JAN. 16 Wadmalaw islands. Tickets are $75 and
Fridays 7:30 p.m. can be ordered from John Reynolds at
Mondays MORE INFO: Rise and Shine Yoga with MORE INFO: For enslaved residents,
MORE INFO: All Seabrook Island WHAT: SIAG Meeting and demo SATURDAY, JAN. 27
WHAT: Seabrook Island Bridge Group Patti Romano, formerly known at Gentle WHAT: Adult art classes, multimedia night was time for burials, worship, family Johnr99773@aol.com or 843.768.0434.
visits, or an opportunity to seize freedom. residents and guests are welcome to WHERE: The Lake House, Seabrook
WHERE: The Lake House Flow Yoga. Rise and Shine Yoga is an all WHERE: 3280 Loft at Bohicket Marina, WHAT: Sand Dollar Schooling Horse
Tour McLeod after dark to discover how attend. There is a $5 donation for non- Island
WHEN: 9 a.m. levels practice focused around finding your 1897 Andell Bluff Way, Seabrook Island
they commandeered the night and the SINGH members. Visit sinhg.org for more WHEN: 2-4 p.m.
WHEN: 10 a.m. - noon
risks they took doing so. Pre-registration information. MORE INFO: January meeting will
feature a painting demonstration by guest
Saturday required. Fee $18. CCPRC.com.
artist Mark Horton. For information on
WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market WHAT: Rodney Jordan Quintet
WHERE: Turtle Point Clubhouse, Kiawah the Seabrook Island Artist Guild visit
WHERE: Charleston Collegiate SChool, TUESDAY, JAN. 9 SIAG.org.
2024 Academy Rd. WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHAT: Kiawah Island Garden Club MORE INFO: Quentin E. Baxter presents
MORE INFO: Charleston’s only year- WHERE: KICA Beachwalker Center a program sponsored by the Town of WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
round farmers market, highlighting WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Kiawah Island cultural Events Fund. For
MORE INFO: Karen Prewitt will present details and tickets visit BaxterMusic.com WHAT: Dr. Strangelove
produce and locally produced goods WHERE: Charleston Music Hall
and foods. Live music, kids activities. a lecture and slideshow on the Gardens or call 843.766.8814.
designed by Loutrell Briggs. WHEN: Doors at 7 p.m., Show at 7:30 p.m.
JohnsIslandFarmersMarket.com for details. MORE INFO: Stanley Kubrick’s cult
WHAT: Second Sunday Jazz Vespers
WHAT: PechaKucha 28 WHERE: St. Matthews Lutheran Church, classic Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned
Thursdays and to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is a
Sundays WHERE: Charleston Music Hall 405 King St.
WHEN: Doors at 6 p.m., Show at 7 p.m. WHEN: 4-5 p.m. 1964 political satire black comedy film that
WHAT: Live Music satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear
WHERE: Forty-eight, A Wine Bar MORE INFO: PechaKucha, Japanese MORE INFO: Open to the public, Jazz
for “chit chat,” is a presentation style in Vespers include wine reception at 5 p.m. conflict between the Soviet Union and
WHEN: 6 – 8 p.m. the United States. 1 hour and 35 minutes,
MORE INFO: Visit fortyeightwinebar. which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds the second Sunday of each month. For
each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total) details visit SMLCCharleston.org. rated PG. Tickets are $8 available at
com. CharlestonMusicHall.com
keeping presentation concise, fast-paced,
14 January 5, 2018
financial focus

Time is a key factor


in investing
BY DIMI MATOUCHEV
For The Island Connection

W
ith the arrival of the New Year, may want to lower the risk level in your
many of us will pause and portfolio. For example, you may want to
ponder the age-old question: begin moving away from some of your more
“Who knows where the time goes?” And, aggressive, growth-oriented investments
as is always the case, none of us really do and move toward more income-producing
know. However, wherever the time goes, it vehicles that offer greater stability of
will usually be a key factor in your success principal. Keep in mind, though, that even
as an investor. during retirement, you’ll need your portfolio
Time can affect how you invest, and to provide enough growth opportunity at
the results of your investing, in different least to help keep you ahead of inflation.
ways: Thus far, we have looked at ways in
Growth potential – Contrary to myth, which time plays a role in how you invest.
there’s no real way to “get rich quick” But there’s also an aspect of time that you
when investing. To build wealth, you need may want to keep out of your investment
patience and time. If you own quality strategies. Specifically, you might not
investments with growth potential, and want to try to “time” the market.
you give them years, in fact, decades, to The biggest problem with market
increase in value, your perseverance may timing is it’s just too hard. You essentially
be rewarded. Of course, there are no have to be right twice, selling at a market
guarantees, and you’ll need the discipline top and buying at the bottom.
to withstand the inevitable downturns Also, as humans, we appear to be
along the way. But in describing how long somewhat wired to think that an activity,
he likes to keep his investments, renowned especially a long-running activity, will
investor Warren Buffet says his favorite simply continue. So, when the market
holding period is “forever.” goes up, we seem to expect it to keep
Targeted goals – To accumulate rising, and when the market drops, we
resources for retirement, you need to save think it will continue dropping. This can
and invest throughout your working life. lead to big mistakes, such as selling after a
But along the way, you’ll probably also major market drop even though that can
have some shorter-term goals: making be the time when it may be much smarter
a down payment on a home, sending to buy because prices are low.
your children to college, taking a round- As we’ve seen, the way you interact
the-world trip, and so on. Each of these with time can affect your investment
goals has a specific time limit and usually efforts. So, think carefully about how you
requires a specific amount of money, so can put all the days, months and years on
you will need to choose the appropriate your side. Time is the one asset you can’t
investments. replenish, so use it wisely.
Risk tolerance – The element of time
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when you’re on the verge of retirement, you