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Volume 13 Issue 9 FREE August 2, 2019

Gets Jazzy
For The Island Connection

f you listen closely through the summer
swelter, robust, sweet harmonies will
rush across the channel when the
talented, ever-present Dave Koz performs
as part of the Summer Horns Tour at the
Lowcountry Jazz Festival on September 1
in Charleston. This melodious ensemble
consisting of the legend himself Dave
Koz, Gerald Albright (saxophone), Rick
Braun (trumpet), Kenny Lattimore
(vocals), and Aubrey Logan (vocals and

South Carolina Women's Open Golf trombone) will allow each soloist to take a
trip back to their roots in horn sectionals,
especially Koz who calls himself a natural-

Championships to be held
born collaborator, thriving on the creative
energy of his counterparts.
During Dave’s successful career of over

on Seabrook Island
thirty-years, he received nine Grammy
nominations, produced twenty-one
albums (eleven of which were number one
on the Contemporary Jazz Charts), was
For The Island Connection and received a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. Before that, Koz dabbled

in torturous piano lessons and drums he
he Women's South Carolina Golf Association will host professional and senior amateur division players will compete in didn’t excel at, before finally finding a
the 2nd Annual South Carolina Women's Open Golf a 36-hole event, concluding on August 10. home in his alto-saxophone at William
Championship presented by Seabrook Island Club and Last year’s champion, LPGA tour player Rosie Jones, shot an Howard Taft High School in the jazz
Real Estate. impressive 8 under par score to take the Sr. Pro Division and band. From playing his first show with his
The event will be played on The Seabrook Island Club's Ocean will be returning this year to defend her title. The Professional older brother Jeff, who is also a musician,
Winds Course, August 9 - 11. Tee times start at 8 a.m. Spectators Division purse is guaranteed at $10,000. to supporting American singer and
are free. The LPGA Symetra Tour will award the 2019 campion a songwriter Bobby Cadwell on tour, and
Come play with the pros in the SC Open Pro-Am, August 8 Sponsor's Exemption into a 2020 LPGA Symetra Tour event in then a lucky break with keyboardist and
for a 1 p.m. Shotgun start. Your three person team with one pro the Carolinas. composer Jeff Lorber who gave Koz the
will play a 4 ball scramble. Prizes, lunch, meet and greet and a The 2018 SC Open, overall champion, amateur Dawn confidence to pursue his passion in a solo
silent auction are included. Sign up as a team or an individual Woodard successfully competed in the 2019 Symetra Classic in career, Koz’s gift of music added texture
$100 per player. For more information visit or contact Davidson, NC this past May and will return to Seabrook Island to his life.
Clarissa Childs at August 9-11 to defend her title. Perhaps best known for his thirteen
The Open competition will consist of a 54-hole championship Come join the fun as a player in the Pro Am, a spectator or
that is open to professional and amateur contestants. Senior volunteer.
Dave Koz continues on page 4

Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol Self-check Kiosks Roadtrips Charleston

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Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting

T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 3
Lynn Pierotti The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer

T he Seabrook Island Town Council to begin clearing roads intolerable. places where visitors can observe Atlantic
(SITC) meeting of July 23 had The final contribution to the public bottlenose dolphins in the process of
Tina Arnoldi five ordinances on the docket with hearing was a statement of support for strand feeding, a behavior in which they
managing editor particular attention given to Ordinance Ordinance 2019-04. The act transfers launch themselves up onto a beach to eat 2019-08 (a curb on single use plastics). another piece of land to Seabrook’s the fish they have driven out of the water
Mayor Ciancio reminded attendees Greenspace Conservancy. The parcel at before them.
SITC had been working on Ordinance 2820 Dove Nest is the fifth contiguous “The Seabrook Island Dolphin
Jennifer Tuohy
2019-08 since the beginning of the year. lot near the Lake House. Education Program, designed by
contributing editor He said the action was deemed in the best NOAA Fisheries and managed by the
The mayor reported revenue for the interest of the community after consulting month was $238.768.06, which he Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network,
with the Seabrook Island Club, Bohicket attributed to a check for business license relies on volunteers working during peak
Alejandro Ferreyros Marina, and local restaurants. Ciancio fees from the Municipal Association of tourist season to engage with and educate
senior graphic designer said the town’s blog showed a majority South Carolina (MASC). The amount beachgoers,” read parts of MASC’s
supporting the action. brings Seabrook to about 40% of its account of the award.
Council member Finke publicly annual projections. Expenses for June The mayor reported the town is in receipt
mentioned Ordinance 2019-08 for the totaled just under $139,000 or about 35% of a petition signed by approximately 100
Lori McGee first time during the town council meeting of the annual budget. The Mayor said the residents requesting changes to the beach
sales manager of March 25, 2019. She made a motion town didn’t receive franchise fees from ordinance. He detailed the request as well to commit the town to act on Ordinance Berkeley Electric, AT&T, or Comcast in as the groups and organizations which
2019-08, saying in part, “Seabrook Island June. However, he thinks the checks are have been consulted on the matter. He
and Kiawah Island stand out as two of on the way and should boost next month’s closed the topic by saying council had not
South Carolina’s coastal communities that figures. reached a decision on how or if to move
Senior Staff Writer have not passed some version [of a ban]. I forward.
Council member John Gregg said
Gregg Bragg don’t think [we] should… adopt a policy the public safety committee continued Mayor Ciancio said the town was close
just because a neighboring municipality to revise a 2013 memorandum of to a deal with the proposed senior living
Contributors has done so, but… because it is the right understanding with the Seabrook Island center. While he could not share details,
Clarissa Childs thing to do for Seabrook Island, and our Property Owners Association (SIPOA) he said any agreement would be shared
very vulnerable and special ecosystem… for clearing debris from private roads with the public and voted on by SITC.
Kristi Coggins Also [this] may give the town standing if after a disaster. The topic was broached He proposed a donation of $1000 to
Allie Kubu the ‘Ban the Bans’ is enacted [e.g. state because of new guidance received from the Citadel on behalf of former Seabrook
Theresa Widuch legislature], and there is a challenge to the Federal Emergency Management mayor Terrence J. “Terry” Ahearn. “Terry
Carol Antman local authority,” Finke said at the time. Agency (FEMA), changing what can be was an alumnus of the Citadel, served
Ordinance 2019-07 also drew public easily approved for costs of clearing roads Seabrook in various capacities on the
comments from several Seabrook for the passage of emergency vehicles. POA, and one term as mayor. I’m sure he
residents. The measure gives SITC the The committee also considered debris would have served many more if his health
ability to issue up to $4.5 million in removal plans of other municipalities, hadn’t failed him… and the Citadel has
General Obligation Bonds and language based on updated information from the set a goal of $50,000 for this effort,” said
in the bill stipulates either the mayor or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ciancio.
town administrator can act alone to issue Council member Wells reported The Citadel proposes to name a
them. The mayor explained the ordinance that Seabrook won the coveted 2019 classroom in its new Capers Hall - School
was only to give the town the option of Achievement Award bestowed by MASC of Humanities and Social Sciences for
securing the funds in response to a disaster for towns in the 1001 -5000 population Terry. Donations can be made by emailing
and would require action by council. range. Credit for the wins goes to the Donna Factor, Director of Development,
However, the mayor also explained the Dolphin Education Program. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
flexibility of the language was designed “The Town of Seabrook Island has, or calling
to address an evacuation scenario, when a the distinction of being one of the few 843.953.5258.
quorum might not be possible and delays

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Town administrator Joe Cronin was incorporated and before the current
detailed the beach patrol report for the set of FEMA regulations went into effect.
month of June [townofseabrookisland. It also reduces the application fee by $200.
org/beach-patrol.html]. He also secured Ordinance 2019-06 allows adoption of
a temporary use permit for the Alan the town’s updated comprehensive plan.
Fleming Tennis Tournament to be held Ordinance 2019- 07 renews the town’s
October 2-6, 2019, and reported that work option to issue bonds in the amount
on 1126 Ocean Forest Dr. is complete. of $4.5 million, should the need for
All ordinances scheduled for additional funds arise (e.g. a disaster).
second reading/enactment passed with Ordinance 2019-08 prohibits the
unanimous support. distribution of single use plastic bags,
Ordinance 2019-04 rezones 2820 Dove plastic straws and polystyrene (coolers,
Nest from the single family residential cups, and other food containers) by
category to agricultural-conservation. any business operating in the Town of
Ordinance 2019-05 deletes section Seabrook Island. and amends section 7.60.80. There being no further business, the
The net effect allows residents to apply meeting was adjourned.
for variances to setbacks for HVAC
equipment in homes built before the town


Kiawah Arts Council

launches a new online
ticketing system
STAFF REPORT online access to the early release
The Island Connection tickets
• Electronic ticket scanners will

ver the past year, Kiawah Arts replace cumbersome check-in
Council had record registrations processes
for events. In an effort to make • All tickets will be purchased
each event accessible to those who most through a secure, user-friendly
want to attend, it has instituted a new online system
online-only ticket system and will charge Event tickets are available on a
$10 more for events in the 2019/2020 first come first serve basis online at
season, which began this month. or at Town Hall
Changes include: 843-768-9166.
• Kiawah property owners will have

Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
Aug 02 9:54am/10:18pm 3:43am/3:51pm
Aug 03 10:50am/11:10pm 4:33am/4:46pm
Aug 04 11:47am 5:24am/5:42pm
Aug 05 12:02am/12:44pm 6:14am/6:40pm
Aug 06 12:55am/1:43pm 7:07am/7:40pm
Aug 07 1:50am/2:42pm 8:00am/8:42pm
Aug 08 2:46am/3:41pm 8:56am/9:43pm
Aug 09 3:42am/4:38pm 9:53am/10:43pm
Aug 10 4:39am/5:33pm 10:49am/11:40pm
Aug 11 5:34am/6:25pm 11:43am
Aug 12 6:26am/7:13pm 12:32am/12:33pm
Aug 13 7:15am/7:58pm 1:20am/1:20pm
Aug 14 8:01am/8:39pm 2:04am/2:04pm
Aug 15 8:44am/9:19pm 2:45am/2:46pm

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.
August 2, 2019 August 2, 2019 5
arts & events daily

Beach Safety Reminders from Charleston County Parks

BY CCPRC shoreline and swim back to the shore in features over 11,000 acres of property and
For The Island Connection a diagonal direction to move away from includes six land parks, three beach parks,
the rip current. In addition, swimmers four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas,

are urged to wave to get the lifeguards’ three dog parks, two landmark fishing
ummertime is finally here, which attention so they can assist in a rescue. piers, three waterparks, 19 boat landings,
means our beaches will become a climbing wall, a challenge course, an
popular destinations for some fun When storms arise at the beach,
lightning strikes are possible. If lightning interpretive center, an equestrian center,
in the sun! The Charleston County Park cottages, a campground, a marina, as well
and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is spotted within 10 miles of a county
beach park, everyone must exit the as wedding, meeting and event facilities.
operates Folly Beach County Park (FBCP), The park system also offers a wide variety
Isle of Palms County Park (IOPCP), Folly beaches and seek shelter. The beaches
cannot be re-opened until there is a 30 of recreational services – festivals, camps,
Beach Commercial District (3rd St. West classes, programs, and more. For more
to 2nd St. East) and Kiawah Beachwalker minute buffer following the last lightning
strike and the all-clear is given. information on CCPRC, call 843-795-
Park (KBP), which all offer seasonally 4386 or visit
lifeguarded ocean access. Even with Other Helpful Tips:
highly trained lifeguard staff on hand, it • Observe and obey lifeguard
is crucial for beach-goers to familiarize warning flags and signs
Flags and Symbols:
themselves with important safety tips to • Be aware of hazardous water
help reduce the number of accidents that • Red over Yellow: Designated
conditions at all times
occur on beaches. lifeguarded swimming area between
• Wear sunscreen and sunglasses to flags.
While CCPRC lifeguards are trained prevent harmful sun exposure
and on alert for swimmers in trouble, • Yellow: Use caution. Rough water
under the careful watch of these ocean • Keep our beaches and oceans
parents are strongly advised to keep a or possible dangerous sea life.
lifeguards. Last year, out of the 149 clean!
constant watch on their children at all • Yellow with Black Circle:
rescues made, 123 of them were due to For more safety tips and additional
times. CCPRC recommends that parents rip currents. It is essential for beach-goers Surfboards and other non-powered
teach their children to always look for information about CCPRC’s beach parks, watercraft are prohibited.
to learn how to identify rip currents and visit
the lifeguards in the event that they get be able to escape from them. Lifeguards • Red: No swimming. The water is
separated from their parents or caregiver. are currently on duty at the beach parks Isle of Palms County Park, Folly Beach closed due to dangerous currents,
Parents are to report missing children to (IOPCP, FBCP and KBP) every day from County Park, and Kiawah Beachwalker severe storms or lighting. Possible
the lifeguard staff immediately so that the 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through mid-August. Park are owned and managed by the dangerous sea life.
search process can begin. In 2018 alone, Charleston County Park and Recreation
Rip currents are identified by choppy • Purple: Sea pests. There are a higher
201 people reported missing were found Commission (CCPRC), James Island
Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns. Photo provided. at CCPRC beaches thanks to lifeguard and different colored water, a break in a than normal number of dangerous
wave pattern or foam and seaweed moving County Park is located at 871 Riverland
summer with works from the 2013 album staff. Drive. The mission of CCPRC is to improve marine animals in the water (this
Dave Koz continues from cover Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns and out towards the sea. CCPRC advises is not intended to notify of the
CCPRC offers the only public guarded swimmers not to panic or swim against the quality of life in Charleston County by
consecutively sold-out Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns II From A to Z. beaches in Charleston County and offering a diverse system of park facilities, presence of sharks).
At Sea cruises which travel around the Gleaning inspiration in unlikely places, the current if you are caught in one. The
therefore recommends always swimming best way to escape is to swim along the programs and services. The large park system
world encouraging guests to “see the world the stage is where Dave Koz feels most alive
through music,” family-man Dave Koz because for him it’s not about the glory, it’s
doesn’t shy away from making a difference about the fans and their infectious energy.
in someone’s life when not performing. As The audiences’ smiles instill a sense of
part of his wildly successful project, over a euphoria in Koz, which can be felt shooting
million dollars was raised for the Starlight out of his saxophone, delivering an auditory
Children’s Foundation, a program which experience for the books. Check out “Deep
houses families of terminally ill children. Dive” for a sneak peak of their feel good,
It’s difficult not to enjoy the adaptability buoyant sounds which are sure to light up
of Koz’s musical prowess: bandleader for the Lowcountry on September 1st. And
The Emeril Lagasse Show, a talk-show after the summer heat has died down, check
host on The Dave Koz Radio Show, a out his newest Christmas album in the
brief stint on Desperate Housewives, and works “Gifts of the Season.”
two songs utilized as the soundtrack for For more information and to purchase
General Hospital for over ten years, Dave tickets visit
Koz isn’t one you’ll want to miss this
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Get involved with The Kiawah Gullah Geechee Cultural

Island Turtle Patrol Heritage Corridor Commission
R U N S F R O M M AY 1 T H R O U G H
awarded $95,000
OCTOBER 31 The Island Connection

STAFF REPORT he Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley
The Island Connection Foundation has just awarded the
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage
The Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol loves Corridor Commission $95,000. The new
to share the sea turtle experience with funding will be used to help them become
guests and residents. There are two ways better advocates for Gullah Geechee heirs
to do this: property owners around land ownership
1. Tag along with their hatching preservation and conservation challenges.
patrol. Each section of the beach They will also invest in their ability to
is patrolled daily starting at 6:00 partner with Gullah Geechee communities
a.m. Look for volunteers in their and heritage sites to systematically grow
purple turtle patrol shirts. sustainable, Gullah Geechee heritage
2. Observe a nest inventory. tourism in our National Heritage Area.
Inventories are scheduled from The Commission thanks the
July through October. Foundation for their critical, financial
Keep in mind the following when support and for partnering to protect the
making plans to attend an inventory: important heritage of the Gullah Geechee
people. Through their grant-making and
1. ALL inventory dates and times are other tools, the Foundation works to
subject to change, primarily due to 3. There is no street parking; vehicles
will be ticketed and/or towed. strengthen and sustain the communities of Photo provided.
weather conditions and occasionally the Lowcountry by supporting equitable
due to a status with the nest. Both It’s best to bike or walk to the of the Gullah Geechee people who have
inventory area. and inclusive access and engagement with
are at the discretion of the hatching land, art and collections. traditionally resided in the coastal areas and
team. They do their best to keep on 4. NO flash photography is the sea islands of North Carolina, South
schedule but sometimes changes permitted. The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Carolina, Georgia and Florida — from
have to be made. If you have questions, please contact Corridor is a federal National Heritage Pender County, North Carolina, to St.
2. Times listed are estimated. Always Jim Jordan at Area. It was established by the U.S. Johns County, Florida.
best to arrive early. or Lynne Sager at Congress to recognize the unique culture
August 2, 2019 7
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CCPL installing new Volunteer with Respite

self-check kiosks Care Charleston
The Island Connection

he Charleston County Public
Library (CCPL) is debuting new
self-check kiosks at several of its
branches. These kiosks are part of CCPL’s STAFF REPORT
continued efforts to enhance the patron The Island Connection
experience and remove barriers.

“These new kiosks, which are becoming oin Respite Care Charleston's smile and a willingness to bring joy to
the standard in libraries throughout the social day program for adults with others. Programs are coordinated by full
country, increase efficiency and allow Alzheimer's disease or other forms of time staff with the support of program
staff more time with our patrons, who dementia on Tuesdays and Thursdays at assistants, so volunteers never have to
are our highest priority,” said CCPL St. Johns Parish Church between 10:00 worry about getting thrown in their your
Executive Director Angela Craig. “This • Folly Beach a.m. and 1:45 p.m. own. The ideal volunteer can work a fairly
is just another way for us to better serve • John L. Dart A genuinely FUN experience, you'll consistent schedule with a minimum of
our patrons as we continue to evolve our • Cooper River Memorial work with program participants on one hour per visit, with at least one visit
libraries.” Kiosks were installed at the Mount memory games, arts and crafts, light per month.
The kiosks offer patrons a fast and Pleasant, Hurd/St. Andrews, Wando, exercise, music therapy and other social
convenient way to check out books, Please contact Christine at 843-813-
Otranto Road, Dorchester Road, John’s activities designed to stimulate them in 3051 or Christine@respitecarecharleston.
DVDs, blu-rays and more, as well as pay Island and Main libraries in June. The a positive and uplifting environment.
any fines associated with their account. org for more information.
kiosks at the St. Paul’s Hollywood Library Volunteers can help with meal
To use a kiosk, patrons just need their will be installed in the new branch, which preparation, serving and/or clean-up;
library card (or card number) and the PIN is currently under construction and assisting with planning and coordinating
number associated with their account. scheduled to open in early 2020. The puzzles, games and arts and crafts; or
Eight branches will receive kiosks this scheduled installation dates are subject to other activities related to RCC's mission
week, including: change. of improving the quality of life of those
• Village in Mount Pleasant The funding for the kiosks is part of living with Alzheimer's or dementia.
• McClellanville the overall $108.5 million referendum Volunteering with RCC doesn't
• Poe/Sullivan’s Island overwhelmingly approved by Charleston require medical expertise, a background
• Edisto County residents in 2014. working with seniors or any special
For more information, visit skills really - just patience, a warm
• West Ashley
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Seabrook Island honored with Back to

Achievement Award School Bash
For The Island Connection

he Town of Seabrook Island received with and educate beachgoers about the 1,400 beachgoers. The season ended with
a Municipal Achievement Award process while also collecting data on strand no significant dolphin disturbances, and the
for its dolphin education program.
Officials accepted the award during the
feeding and the impact humans have on it.
As a tourism project, the town supported it
educators were able to track the behavior of
11 dolphins, including one new calf.
Municipal Association of South Carolina’s with state accommodations tax funding, For 2019, the town aims to increase
Annual Meeting on July 20. The town won and the program was coordinated with the volunteer participation and coverage BY THERESA WIDUCH
in the 1,001 – 5,000 population category. neighboring Town of Kiawah Island. hours. It hopes to eventually build For The Island Connection
Twenty-nine cities and towns submitted enough volunteer expertise to transition

their projects and initiatives. program management to a volunteer-run “Back to School Bash” benefitting
Seabrook Island has the distinction of organization, similar to the Seabrook the Backpack Buddies program
being one of the few places where visitors Seabrook Island Island Turtle Patrol, Birders Group and run by the Kiawah Women’s
can observe Atlantic bottlenose dolphins National History Group. Foundation will be held on Friday,
in the process of strand feeding, a behavior is an example to “Seabrook Island is an example to August 30 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. during
in which they launch themselves up onto coastal cities coastal cities everywhere on collaboration the Freshfields “Music on the Green”
a beach to eat the fish they have driven out to protect our ocean wildlife and barrier summer event.
of the water before them. everywhere on islands,” said Eric Budds, interim executive Home Team BBQ will be there offering
The spectacular hunting strategy is a collaboration director for the Municipal Association. delicious food and 48 Wine Bar will have
tourist draw, but it’s also vulnerable to to protect our These winning entries represent wine and beer available for purchase.
human interference. To protect it, the innovative projects undertaken by There will also be a silent auction/raffle.
Town of Seabrook Island focused on ocean wildlife Municipal Association member cities and The Backpack Buddies program provides
education for beachgoers by building and barrier towns. Information and a video about the food to over 360 “at-risk” of hunger
partnerships with a local nonprofit group, islands project are available on the Association’s children on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands.
volunteers and the National Oceanic and website (keyword: Every Friday, these children receive packs
Atmospheric Administration Fisheries. Achievement Awards). of healthy, shelf stable food to take home to
The Seabrook Island Dolphin Education The Municipal Association of South sustain them over the weekend.
Program, designed by NOAA Fisheries Carolina initiated the Achievement Hunger lives 5 miles away. Hungry
and managed by the Lowcountry Marine In its initial 2018 season, program
Awards in 1987 to recognize and children cannot learn. This program
Mammal Network, relies on volunteers volunteers worked more than 600 hours
encourage innovations and excellence in helps the children come to school alert,
working during peak tourist season to engage on the beach, interacting with more than
local government. secure, confident and ready to learn.
August 2, 2019 9

Macon, Georgia
BY CAROL ANTMAN her title as the Empress of Soul. Ever the
For The Island Connection diva, she had the diverse crowd on their
feet as she rocked the full house.

n Charleston tour guides point out the When Macon touts itself as the city
historic markers on antebellum homes. “Where Soul Lives” it’s also paying respect
In Macon, Georgia the emblems to the roots of that sound: the African
designate hippie crash pads and tour American culture which comprises half
guides describe bands streaking naked of Macon’s population. Accompanied
through the neighborhood. Macon by children playing djembes, we toured
thrusts its fist into the air and declares it’s the Harriet Tubman African American
“Where the South Rocks”. Otis Redding Museum with education coordinator
is a local hero. Little Richard’s “wop- JacQuez Harris. Radiating youthful
bop- a-loo-bop” is almost an anthem. optimism and ambition, JacQuez says
The Allman Brothers, once the epitome of he “tries to exemplify what a 21st century
unwelcome hippie types, are now a tourist African American man should look like.”
attraction with vans of fans shown where He dresses professionally and devotes
they “crashed”, wrote songs, hid out to himself to mentoring youth. “I don’t
escape the cops and photographed album know what tomorrow holds but I know
covers. Throngs make the pilgrimage who holds tomorrow,” he told us as he
to Rose Hill Cemetery where they’re passionately recounted Tubman and the
buried and leave mementos like little museum’s stories.
frogs, lighters and guitar picks. When H&H Restaurant, where the philosophy
my girlfriend Mary and I visited Macon is “Mind your own biscuits and life will
recently, rock-n-roll was a constant theme, be gravy”, was founded by two African
not only because of the city’s illustrious American women Inez Hill and Louise
history but because of its dedication to Hudson. They fed the struggling Allman
nurturing the next Otis Redding. Brothers for free which earned “Mama
Macon’s musical legacy is the impetus Louise” (also known as “the most beloved
for its future. We wandered into the Tic woman in Macon”) a seat on their tour
Tac Room one morning and the new owner bus in 1972. Menu items such as pork
David Fullman stopped stocking the bar skins ‘n pimento cheese, fried okra, biscuits
to tell us the club’s history. The original and gravy and the legendary fried chicken
owner “Miss Ann” Howard created the continue to lure scores of hungry customers.
club as one of Macon’s first gay bars. The Douglass Theatre, founded in
Little Richard, kicked out by his family 1921 by Macon’s first African American
while a teenager, slept upstairs, performed millionaire Charles Douglass, was recently
and washed dishes there. David proudly renovated and continues to attract widely-
held an iconic photograph of him as he varied audiences for concerts and events.
described how he’s revitalizing the club. It has earned membership in the African
Capricorn Records, where rockers American Historic Preservation Network.
like Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie The rock, blues and soul megahits
Daniels, Wet Willie, Percy Sledge, Bonnie that were birthed in Macon are the city’s
Bramlett and others recorded in the treasured legacy but to Macon they are
1970’s is renovating its historic building Photo by Carol Antman. just the intro. Investments and vision are
and undertaking a large music education I adore Macon,” she said. Inspired by City Auditorium where we attended a nurturing the talent that will become our
program in collaboration with Mercer its namesake, the foundation empowers rollicking concert by Gladys Knight. Built country's future musical marvels. Rock
College. Their goal is to educate future youth through music and arts education in 1923, it has hosted decades of major on Macon. Rock on!
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Preparing for hurricane season

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fter seeing several named storms in electronics. If you own watercraft or
recent years, the Lowcountry is on recreational vehicles, it is important to
high alert each summer heading have adequate coverage for each item. Our
into hurricane season. Just last year, agents at Schirmer Insurance Group can
Hurricane Florence caused over $2 billion consult with you to put together a tailored
in insured losses with record-breaking policy or bundle that works best for you
rainfall on the coasts of North and and your lifestyle.
South Carolina. In 2017, we witnessed There are some steps you can take at
Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm any time to ensure you and your family
since Katrina in 2005, and the third are ready in the event of an evacuation or
costliest hurricane in history. While we post-hurricane damage. First, make copies
hope this caliber of disaster never strikes of any important documents in your
again, it is important to make sure your home such as birth certificates, passports,
home and other assets are protected from medical records, legal documents, and
these natural disasters. As we near the insurance policies. Secure the copies in a
peak of 2019 hurricane season, there are safe place or transfer them to an external
several ways to prepare your home and hard drive that can be easily transported.
family now, so that you are ready when Second, create a home inventory of
disaster strikes. any furnishings and valuables. It is
The most important step to preparation recommended this inventory be in the
is checking and familiarizing yourself form of pictures or videos that can be
with your insurance policies. Many accessible in the event of a loss. Lastly,
homeowners are not aware that standard when evacuating, make sure you have
homeowner’s insurance does not cover cash on hand as well as a camera, phone
flood, wind, hail, or earthquakes. Often charger, replacement sets of keys, and an
these are added as separate policies or emergency supply kit. Have an emergency
additional coverage on an existing policy. plan and review with your family members
An important thing to note is coverage Insurance Group, we can evaluate your Aside from the structure of the home, regularly.
cannot be added right before a storm, current policy and we strive to make sure it is also important to cover everything Call Schirmer Insurance Group at
so it’s critical to schedule an annual you are fully prepared. We thoroughly inside. For high-value goods, you may 843-881-4707, with questions regarding
insurance review well in advance to discuss what is included in your policy, want to explore an “Inland Marine” disaster preparedness, or to help you find an
accommodate any life changes you may as well as what is not covered and may policy, which covers valuables such insurance solution that is right for you.
have recently experienced. At Schirmer require an additional policy. as cash, firearms, jewelry, artwork, or
August 2 Island Connection Calendar September 14
ONGOING organic produce along with specialty food Association. For questions call Todd at Saturdays Trail. Examine a variety of wildlife- genres of music. training that will teach participants SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
WHAT: Black Refractions: Highlights products, delicious treats, fresh seafood 248.719.0076. WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market friendly habitats as we look for signs event. everything they need to know to volunteer
from The Studio Museum in Harlem and Lowcountry crafts. Or come hungry WHERE: Charleston Collegiate campus, of birds, alligators, and other wildlife in CATR’s therapeutic riding programs. WHAT: An Evening of Worship Featuring
WHERE: Gibbes Museum of Art and enjoy BBQ, take-away dinners, sweets WHAT: Timbers Kiawah Concerts in 2024 Academy Rd. species. See majestic views from the Blue SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 This year, we have expanded the training
WHEN: May 24-Aug. 18 and more. the Courtyard WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Heron Pond Tower and beyond. https:// to include important horse care techniques WHERE: New Bethlehem Baptist Church
MORE INFO: The only Southern WHERE: The Courtyard between Hege’s MORE INFO: Local farmers, vendors WHAT: All You Need is Love: CJO and student disability education. Please WHEN: 3:00 – 7:30 p.m
venue selected to host the first traveling WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir and Java Java (Freshfields Village) and artisans, live music, food trucks. Plays the Beatles spread the word and help us recruit more MORE INFO: The Inspired Commission
exhibition highlighting the full breadth WHERE: Church of Our Savior WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Charleston’s only year-round market. WHAT: Walk on the Wild Side at The WHERE: East Beach Conference Center volunteers! Contact Kenna Brookshire is privileged to be hosting an evening with
of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s WHEN: 1 p.m. MORE INFO: Join Timbers Kiawah in Preserve WHEN: 7:30 p.m. at for more the Youth. The Lord has laid it upon our
permanent collection. Exhibition includes MORE INFO: Local, mixed community The Courtyard every Wednesday for live WHERE: The Preserve Nature Trail MORE INFO: The music catalog of information or to register. hearts to compel the next generations to
works by Jacob Lawrence, Romare chorus, open for membership. Season runs music with Chris Dodson, outdoor kids Third Saturday of the WHEN: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Beatles is vast and has been long return to that glorious place in which we
Bearden, David Hammons, Fred Wilson, October through March. For information games, local art and beverages provided Month MORE INFO: A family-friendly guided recognized as some of the best-loved WHAT: 2019 Grape Stomp Festival call the church.
Kerry James Marshall, Titus Kaphar, contact Director of Music, Van McCollum by Timbers Kiawah. The series will run WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee nature tour exploring The Preserve Nature music of all time. On this special night WHERE: Deep Water Vineyard
Kehinde Wiley and Lorna Simpson. at 404.401.0678 or vanmccollum@ through Wed., Aug. 29. WHERE: Freshfields Village, Kiawah Trail. Examine a variety of wildlife- on Kiawah Island the Charleston Jazz WHEN: 10:00 a.m. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Black Refractions is a once-in-a-lifetime WHEN: 9-11 a.m. friendly habitats as we look for signs of Orchestra will pay tribute to one of the MORE INFO: The 2019 Stomp Festival
world’s greatest bands. Joining them on WHAT: Dave Koz and Friends
opportunity to share these incredible WHAT: Starlight Cinema MORE INFO: This free event will feature birds, alligators, and other wildlife species. promises to be THE event of the year at
WHERE: Lowcountry Jazz Friends
works of art with the Charleston Tuesdays WHERE: Freshfields Village antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any See majestic views from the Blue Heron stage to perform these Beatles classics Deep Water Vineyard. We’ll have our
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
community. For information visit WHAT: Kick-it at Bohicket WHEN: 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. other cool cars. Coffee and other refreshments Pond Tower and beyond. We will meet at will be the ever-versatile vocalist Kanika new sparkling wine as well as our ever-
Moore. Purchase tickets https://www. MORE INFO: Building on the massive success WHERE: Bohicket Marina MORE INFO: Join us for a movie available for purchase by Java Java Coffee The Preserve parking area located on Grey popular strawberry wine “Have a Ball, of their Summer Horns projects, Dave Koz And
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. under the stars each Wednesday night House. If you have any specific questions Widgeon Lane. Lucille”while it lasts. deepwatervineyard.
Friends are returning to the road with the brass-
WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out MORE INFO: Face painting, a balloon through Aug. 15. The free, outdoor movie about the event, please contact Bruce com.
fueled, feel-good tour of the summer. Joining
WHERE: all seaward, beachfront artist, DJ and sand art bracelets. Co- series will feature recent hits and classic Stemerman at WHAT: Movie Matinee THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz
properties sponsored by The Town of Seabrook Island favorite family-friendly movies. Guests WHERE: The Sandcastle
WHAT: Music in the Garden with SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 & 25 will be Gerald Albright (saxophone), Rick Braun
WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m. & Bohicket Merchants Association. For are encouraged to bring beach chairs and FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 WHEN: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bluegrass Gadgets (trumpet), Kenny Lattimore (vocals), Aubrey
MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife questions call Todd at 248.719.0076. blankets. MORE INFO: Join us at The Sandcastle (1 WHAT: Progressive Show Jumping
WHAT: Music on the Green - Diverse WHERE: Night Heron Park WHERE: Johns Island County Park - Logan (trombone and vocals) and Adam Hawley
Service discourages the use of outdoor Shipwatch Road) for a FREE Conservancy
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (guitarist).
lights when not required, in order to WHAT: Wine Tasting Thursdays Groove Movie Matinee. Enjoy a selection of movie Mullet Hall
WHERE: FortyEight Wine Bar and WHAT: Live Music at The Andell Inn WHERE: Freshfields Village snacks and drinks while you watch the Kiawah MORE INFO: Enjoy an evening of music WHEN: 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
protect nesting sea turtles. When on the
beach at dark, use red filters on flashlights. Kitchen WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, WHEN: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m Conservancy’s sea turtle, alligator, shorebird, with the Bluegrass Gadgets and take a MORE INFO: Mullet Hall Equestrian SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
WHEN: 6 p.m. Freshfields Village MORE INFO: Join us this summer for and bobcat documentary shorts. This is sure to stroll through the Garden with one of the Center at Johns Island County Park
Artificial light such as flashlights without WHAT: Sea Island Show Series
MORE INFO: The tastings usually feature WHEN: 6-8 p.m. our Music on the Green series, held Friday be a great family-friendly activity. Kiawah Conservancy Garden Keepers to hosts horse shows year round that are
filters are prohibited on the beach at night. WHERE: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
2-4 bottles of wine last until those bottles MORE INFO: Relax with cool jazz evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Village learn how we’re growing native. Bring your open to the public for spectating. Events
This includes flashlights on phones as well. WHEN: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Green. This family friendly, outdoor concert own seating, libations, and an appetizer to include Hunter, Jumper, and Open shows
run out. Donations are accepted and all every Thursday evening in the lounge of TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 & 7 share during this live musical performance. MORE INFO: Mullet Hall Equestrian
Mondays proceeds go to Lowcountry Food Bank, a the Andell Inn Hotel. Drinks and food series will feature local groups and top acts consisting of Hunter, Equitation, and
Reservations are not required for this Center at Johns Island County Park hosts
WHAT: Farmer’s Market non-profit that feeds families in need with available. No cover charge. 843.793.6050. from across the Southeast in all genres of WHAT: SCORH Rural Grant Writing Western. Spectators are invited to enjoy the
complimentary program! horse shows year round that are open to the
WHERE: Freshfields Village warm healthy meals. music. Workshop shows for free
public for spectating. Spectators are invited
WHEN: 4 - 8 p.m. WHERE: St. Christopher Camp &
to enjoy the shows for free.
MORE INFO: Shop locally grown First and Third Thursdays & Sundays MONDAY, AUGUST 5 Conference Center WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
Tuesdays WHAT: Live Music WHEN: All Day
WHAT: Seabrook Island Grief Support
WHAT: The Charleston County Public WHERE: 48 A Wine Bar WHAT: Movie Matinee MORE INFO:New grant-writers looking
WHERE: The Sandcastle for content about writing, implementing Group
Library Bookmobile WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. WHERE: Eagle’s Nest Studio at The Lake
WHERE: Parking lot behind Hege’s MORE INFO: Featuring 48 wines WHEN: 9 a.m. and sustaining HRSA grants, to include
MORE INFO: Enjoy a free, family-friendly Federal Office of Rural Health Policy House
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. by the glass every day. For details visit WHEN: 7 pm
MORE INFO: Bookmobile is back the sea turtle talk and hatching patrol activity (FORHP) funding opportunities. Contact
on the beach with Lynne Sager, Kiawah Lindsey Kilgo at MORE INFO: New members are always
first and third Tuesdays of the month. The welcome to join. Participants in the group
schedule for the summer is July 17, August Fridays Turtle Patrol coordinator and permit 803-454-3850 or
holder, and the Kiawah Conservancy. Visit include but are not limited to those who have
7 & 21. WHAT: Acrylic Painting and Pottery lost a spouse as well as those who have lost a
WHERE: The Frog Gallery FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
or call 843-768-2029 to register your child. For more information, please contact
Wednesdays WHEN: 10-noon Mary Fleck at
WHAT: Kids Fish MORE INFO: Beginner to intermediate attendance. WHAT: Music on the Green - Fifth Divine
WHERE: Bohicket Marina classes include individual instruction in WHERE: Freshfields Village
WHEN: Check-in at 8:30 a.m., Fishing drawing, composition and color. Students TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 WHEN: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
from 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. can work in clay on the wheel or use the MORE INFO: Join us this summer for
WHAT: Walk on the Wild Side our Music on the Green series, held Friday WHAT: Volunteer Orientation and
MORE INFO: For ages 4-14. Cost is slab method to create. Techniques on Sidewalker Training
WHERE: The Preserve Nature Trail evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Village
$7.00- includes bait, tackle, rod and reel. glazing will be taught and projects will be WHERE: Charleston Area Therapeutic
WHEN: 9:00 AM Green. This family friendly, outdoor
Check-in 8:30- Fishing 9-10 a.m. and fired off site. $40 per person and includes Riding
MORE INFO: A family-friendly guided concert series will feature local groups and
10-11 a.m. Co-sponsored by The Town of all materials. Contact Donna Horack WHEN: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
nature tour exploring The Preserve Nature top acts from across the Southeast in all
Seabrook Island & Bohicket Merchants 843.343.4170 to reserve space. MORE INFO: This is an in-depth
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Choosing the right storm protection

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s we begin this hurricane season, are heavy and difficult to deploy. They can
it is important to understand what also cause damage to your home as you
you can do to protect your home have to screw or nail them directly into
in the event of a storm. One of the best the structure. Most importantly, these
solutions is adding storm protection to panels fail to meet criteria for optimal
your home. Whether you already have storm protection.
storm protection or are interested in Choosing the Right Storm Protection
learning more, the following guide will There are several types of storm
help you along. protection solutions. Choosing the
Understanding Storm Protection appropriate product can be overwhelming.
Many people have a misconception Hurricane Shutter Types
that hurricane shutters only protect Storm Panels are made of corrugated
against broken windows, however, they steel or aluminum. They are stored away
actually protect your roof. The real danger until needed and are one of the most
during a hurricane is the vast amount of economical storm systems available.
wind and flying debris. Objects may hit
Fabric Panels are a highly-effective
your home, causing openings for gusts
alternative to steel or aluminum hurricane
to enter. The real damage often comes
panels. They offer better performance and
after this, when the wind has a way into
are easier to handle and store.
your home creating negative and positive
pressure. Once inside, the wind looks for Rolling shutters are louvered panels
any area to escape. Since the entry point that roll up or down. They are permanently
will continue to have wind coming in, the stored above nearly any span and are
roof is often the area that gives first, and deployed manually or automatically. ABS Storm Protection. Photo provided
can actually be blown off of your home. Accordion Shutters are hinged and Deploying Your Shutters and how to properly secure your storm
By installing hurricane shutters, the louvered panels that are permanently If your home is equipped with rolling, protection to avoid service issues like over
openings are blocked from excessive wind mounted beside windows, doors and accordion or storm-rated colonial shutters, tightening fasteners, breaking windows,
entering your home. openings allowing for easy deployment. deployment is very easy and shouldn’t or damaging your home.
Storm Protection vs Plywood Storm-Rated Colonials are take up too much time. However, steel or If you would like more information on
Covering your windows and doors permanently mounted shutters hinged fabric panels require a little more work. Be the different types of storm protection, please
with plywood should only be a last resort on the side and fold back into an open aware that storm protection deployment call Armor Building Solutions at 843-717-
alternative to actual storm shutters. They position and enhance the aesthetic quality takes time and practice. You need to 1746 or visit
of your home. understand your tools, safety procedures

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