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The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer

tuart Williams has a gift for finance,
but his passion has always been
the environment. The UK citizen
made his career in Europe’s banking
industry with a focus on what he calls,
“effective, causative change,” regarding
environmental conservation. He moved
to Kiawah from New York 6 years ago,
determined to duplicate the success of a
program that evolved over time.
“In the mid-eighties, one of my longest
standing friends, whose father was a
billionaire, and I started doing large scale
environmental conservation projects in
Breaking ground at the Hollywood site are (l-r): Mattese Lecque, CCPRC Commissioner; Colin Bruner, CCPRC Commissioner; David
Europe. After about 2 years of this, her
Bennett, CCPRC Executive Director; Andy Thomas, CCPRC Commission Chair; Teddy Manos, CCPRC Commission Vice-Chairman;
father challenged us to really drive more
Dale Aren, CCPRC Commissioner; and Lisa King, CCPRC Commissioner. Photo courtesy of CCPRC.
human and social impact. The mandate
to us; if we couldn’t do it, there wouldn’t
be funding for our conservation efforts,”

CCPRC builds first public pool recounted Williams.

The duo met the challenge by embedding
social change architecture, sustainability,
O F F E R I N G L E S S O N S T O H O L LY W O O D / B A P T I S T and socially responsible investing with
environmental conservation. While these
HILL AREA technical terms may sound abstract, “it
worked exponentially. My friend was
speaking at a conference in Norway
BY SARAH REYNOLDS [about our efforts] in the late 80’s and an
For The Island Connection audience member said it was like ‘a whole
systems approach,’” Williams said.

he Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission by CCPRC. The Parklands Foundation, a nonprofit arm of He opened Strategic Research Institute
(CCPRC) broke ground on a pool construction project in CCPRC, is raising funds to support programming at the site in 1991 and met Suzanne Davis. They
Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The complex will be through its Genesis Project. realized the possibilities and developed a
called the West County Aquatic Center and will be located near The Genesis Pool will have a capacity of 128 people, and will program called “Making a Profit While
the new Hollywood Town Center off Highway 165. serve an estimated 10,000 people each season in the Hollywood/ Making a Difference.” He ran with the
The pool will be named in honor of Genesis Holmes, a local Baptist Hill area and surrounding communities. It is a 25-yard- idea, and began challenging global heads
who drowned in Hollywood in 2014. The $3 million complex
is expected to open in spring of 2019, with funding provided Public Pool continues on page 5 Social Change continues on page 6

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Kiawah Island Town Council

M E E T I N G S E P T. 4
Lynn Pierotti
The Island Connection Managing Editor

fter routine opening procedures, Kulick congratulated the Sea Level Rise presentation by acknowledging and
Katy Calloway
the Kiawah Town Council Committee on the work, analysis and appreciating the year and a half of work
managing editor meeting got underway with all research they conducted to compile the that has gone into the Sea Level Rise councilmembers in attendance. Mayor report to be presented at this meeting. She report. He stated that no action would
Weaver’s report included notice that then expressed concern over what she called be taken by Council. Future meetings
Jennifer Tuohy 2018 is a municipal election year and the a “violation to the Freedom of Information between the Town, KICA Board and
contributing editor mayor’s office and all the councilmembers Act,” by the Town Administrator and the ARB to discuss the content of the report
are up for re-election. The candidate filing Mayor in refusing to release the Sea Level would be scheduled. period opened Sept. 4 at noon and runs Rise Committee report prior to today’s Councilmember Diane Mezzanotte
through noon Oct. 5. There is a $50 fee meeting. Her final question was if the recognized the highly qualified members of
Alejandro Ferreyros for the mayor’s position and $25 to file Mayor and Councilmembers intend to the Environmental Committee including
senior graphic designer for council elections. Kiawah elections run for re-election. They all declined to Dr. John Lefler, who Chaired the Sea take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and voting answer. Level Rise Committee. All meetings were
occurs at the Kiawah Island Municipal Mayor Weaver defended the decision open to the public and meeting minutes
Center. not to release the report prior to today by were published. Mezzanotte stated the
Lori McGee The third meeting of the Johns Island stating, “I felt it best that we not publicly intention of the report is to equip the
sales manager Growth Management Committee of release the document until the Town community leaders to be proactive and not which Mayor John Tecklenberg and Councilmembers themselves and also reactive to the impending circumstances,
County Councilmember Lou Rawls are the other entities like the Community and to protect property owners through
Carla Foxworth the co-sponsoring took place on Tuesday, Association and ARB had a chance to see future decision-making.
sales executive
August 28. Mayor Weaver cited this as it.” The Committee planned around the
a “much more useful meeting,” than the Two presentations were then given, intermediate-high scenario, which is two occurring previously. The focus was the first from Town Planner, John Taylor 1.5-2.5 feet of additional sea level rise over
on identifying an array of infrastructure who updated Council on the CHATS the next 30-50 years, the same scenario that
Senior Staff Writer projects that are either approved or (Charleston Area Transportation Study) is being used by the City of Charleston for
Gregg Bragg envisioned for Johns Island. The team. CHATS compiled a ranking list of their planning purposes. The report will
committee was charged with prioritizing projects including the proposed Sea Island need to be updated and maintained, as the
the projects and citizens were invited to Parkway, that came in at number 60 out scientific data is refreshed every 4 years.
Contributors weigh on the issues. The biggest current of mid-block, widening improvement The report examines several flooding
Sarah Reynolds issue on Johns Island seems to be drainage projects and the Maybank and River events that may contribute to sea level rise
Lori Leary and Mayor Weaver expressed concern Rd. intersection which ranked 26 and including rain induced flooding, tidal or
Barbara Radin Fox over how that will be resolved. the Betsy Kerrison and Bohicket Rd. nuisance flooding and storm surge, which
Christine Vinciguerra The Mayor’s final point was that intersection which ranked 37 out of a list is a temporary elevation of sea level for an
Carol Antman the solid waste fee scheduled has been of 43 intersection improvements. indeterminate amount of time that may
changed and is experiencing some issues The CHATS project serves the spread over hundreds of square miles.
Carrier Moores
with respect to HOAs, which in the tri-county area with a long-range The complete report addresses causes,
Arielle Alpino past required back door service. They concerns and recommendations and is
transportation plan, (2040). Now that
are working with HOAs to determine if projects have been prioritized, the next available online at
they should have curb service, some have steps include drafting a document plan Mayor Weaver expressed no doubt that
agreed that residents can pick and choose, that includes financial expectations and sea level rise is an issue for communities
others are still deciding. The issue is then reviewing and approving it. There up and down the coast and feels confident
moving forward. was some discussion among Council that Kiawah has some conclusions and
Finally, Mayor Weaver congratulated about expressing opinions and the recommendations that they can, “really
the new Sandcastle Community ability, (or lack thereof) to influence get our arms around.”
Association on the new pool project. infrastructure priorities. No action was There was no old business, so Council
Wendy Kulick made her first taken by Council. moved on to new business, which began
appearance during citizen’s comments. The Mayor introduced the second with the first reading of Ordinance

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September 14, 2018
2018-12 to amend article 16, Chapter 1 Councilmember Mezzanotte reported
on beach lighting. Biologist Jim Jordan that turtle season is over. There were 213
highlighted the need to prohibit artificial nests, 66% of which had to be relocated.
lights on the beach that distracts nesting Closing citizens comments included
sea turtles and hatchlings. The original Jerry McGee who spoke in favor of the
ordinance was adopted in 1991 and beach lighting ordinance amendment,
echoes other beachfront municipalities’ “ladies and gentlemen please move with
ordinances. The proposed amendment haste and adopt these things that protect
focuses on lighting that points towards or our wildlife.”
is visible from the beach and makes the Mayor Weaver in closing, reported in
law more enforceable. Jordan identified response to Wendy Kulick, that yes, he
3 problem areas on the island: the Ocean intends to run for one more term as mayor.
Course, the Beach Club and the West
With no further business, the meeting
Beach area, from the County Park down to
was adjourned. The next regularly
Eugenia. Existing buildings would have 6
scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, Oct.
months to come into compliance with the
2 at 2 p.m.
new regulations. Council recommended
that stakeholders be solicited for input
before the next meeting. First reading was
unanimously approved.
Town Administrator Stephanie
Tillerson had no report.
Councilmember updates included
the Public Safety Committee report by
Councilmember Widuch, who stated
construction on Fire Station 6 should be
completed by Nov. 19. Preparatory work is
being done on Station 4 and construction
should start at the end of Jan. 2019. A
vacancy on the St. Johns Fire Department
Commission will be posted in October on
the County website.
Councilmember Wilson reported
on the Public Work’s Committee
having received 3 proposals to expand
Beachwalker Dr. Selection will be
recommended this month and the
project will move to Ways & Means for
approval. It is hoped that the project can
be completed before Memorial Day 2019.

Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
Sep 14 12:01am/12:43pm 6:07am/6:46pm
Sep 15 12:49am/1:35pm 6:55am/7:40pm
Sep 16 1:39am/2:28pm 7:45am/8:35pm
Sep 17 2:32am/3:22pm 8:38am/9:31pm
Sep 18 3:26am/4:17pm 9:33am/10:26pm
Sep 19 4:21am/5:09pm 10:29am/11:17pm
Sep 20 5:14am/5:58pm 11:21am
Sep 21 6:05am/6:44pm 12:04am/12:10pm
Sep 22 6:52am/7:27pm 12:47am/12:56pm
Sep 23 7:35am/8:07pm 1:28am/1:38pm
Sep 24 8:16am/9:21pm 2:06am/2:20pm
Sep 25 8:55am/8:45pm 2:44am/3:00pm
Sep 26 9:32am/9:57pm 3:21am/3:41pm
Sep 27 10:09am/10:33pm 3:59am/4:24pm

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

Tidal current direction changes and tide time predictions can be
very different. Tide predictions are PREDICTIONS; they can be
wrong so use common sense.
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civic daily arts & events

Seabrook Island Town Council Exchange Club annual

holiday event
The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer F E AT U R I N G T O N Y D E S A R E AT
ayor Ron Ciancio says he The Public Safety Committee met earlier He and the rest of Council ultimately from Seabrook’s deep well. Although the
is heartened by the level of in the month with a focus on earthquakes. accepted Osprey’s assurances, and the amount of water permitted is less than
engagement exhibited by Planned communication mediums measure passed unanimously. The originally requested by SIU, it is more BY LORI LEARY
Seabrook residents of late, even at the for seismic events include; Tidelines, Mayor also won approval of an $18,000 than what DHEC had suggested. Finally For Island Connection
expense of shorter meetings. The trend the code-red system, and e-blasts. The expenditure for landscaping along in a good news/bad example, Bannwart
continued, with council chambers group is also working on documenting Seabrook Island Rd. said all 4 backup generators were online, Back by popular demand, celebrated
brimming with attendees for Seabrook’s guidelines for such events along with Town Administrator Joe Cronin but filling them with fuel contributed to vocalist and pianist Tony DeSare joins
August Town Council (SITC) meeting. provisions for securing propane supplies received approval for a contract with July’s shortfall. Pool Rendering: West County Aquatic Center Site Plan by Jerry Regenbogen Consulting the CSO and Yuriy Bekker, Conductor,
Following the dispatch of parliamentary and getting the staff back to the island. Bear Cloud Software (BCS). The There were 4 measures for first reading - Site Planning and Landscape Architecture. to perform Christmas favorites
obligations, Ciancio updated residents on The finished product will be incorporated $2,500 annual expenditure will provide on the agenda: preventing drowning. The town of including “White Christmas,” “Winter
the Town’s finances. into the comprehensive emergency plan a means of tracking short term rentals Public Pool continues on page 5 Hollywood is the perfect location to
Ordinance 2018-06, rezoned 2460 Wonderland,” and “I’ll Be Home for
Seabrook has amassed just shy of $5 and available through the Town. on the island. Staff will use it to verify Seabrook Island Rd. as a conservation long outdoor pool, with areas at a depth build our first pool, and we are thrilled Christmas,” in the enduring style of Bing
million in reserves, which is $300,000 Gregg concluded his remarks by saying compliance with SITC’s business license easement, and passed unanimously. Finke of 3 to 4 feet, and featuring 6 to 8lanes for to soon be able to offer these residents the Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
better than this point last year, said the the Federal Emergency Management ordinance. There were plenty of questions. abstained from the vote, and there was no lap swimming. Lifeguards will be on duty opportunity to learn to swim.” The evening includes:
Mayor. The comment came ahead of Agency (FEMA) had approved another One Seabrook resident asked if SITC debate on the measure. at the pool. Programming will include This will be the first public pool • Dinner (5pm) with wine and beer
declaring revenues for the month of July $33,000 tranche for Seabrook, $23,000 of was looking at additional components of Ordinance 2018-07 clarified Seabrook’s swimming lessons and summer camps. operated by CCPRC; however, the agency at the Seabrook Island Club
at $65,000 below projections. SITC has which is headed for the Seabrook Island the software as a hedge against what she leash law. SITC said it consulted with The West County Aquatic Center does own and operate 3 lifeguarded
historically been spot on in knowing Utility (SIU). has witnessed; over-occupancy, parking • Bus (leaves at 6:15pm) to and from
residents including members of the pet will offer the first public pool in the waterparks and 3 ocean access parks
the amount of income they expect, but violations, and general disregard for the the Gaillard Center
Councilmember John Wells made short friendly Sea Dogs group, and determined Hollywood area. According to a report throughout the county. CCPRC also
anticipating when the check will arrive work of his report. He said construction sovereignty of Seabrook residents. SITC currently operates a portable pool, which • Reserved seats in the 2nd and 3rd
electronic collars would be prohibited. from the Center for Disease Control and rows of the Gallery
is another matter. Although the town on Seabrook Island Rd. would begin is content to see what BCS was all about Some debate ensued with one resident Prevention, 10 people die every day from rotates between camps in rural areas
remains $90,000 in the black for the year, shortly. He concluded his report by saying before adding modules, and the measure insisting the devices are just as effective unintentional drowning. Of these, two throughout the summer for swimming Tony DeSare. Photo provided.
Tickets are $100 per person. If you

the mayor made a point of confirming Seabrook’s dolphin study was wrapping passed as written. as physical collars. The Mayor agreed to are aged 14 or younger. instruction for an estimated 300 youth have your own concert tickets the price is
with Town Clerk Faye Allbritton that iawah-Seabrook Exchange $70.
up and that metrics would be available for Attention then turned to a discussion discuss the matter in more detail before “Drowning is a real problem in the campers.
checks for both business and telecom Club invites all island residents
review by next month’s council meeting. of the plan for construction of the senior the second reading, but the measure rural communities of Charleston County, The public can contribute to the to welcome in the upcoming Make your reservation with Roger
licenses were on their way. Expenses for Councilmember Jeri Finke reported living center behind Freshfields, and passed as written. funding of programming at the pool by Steel by calling 843.768.7166 or email
and access to public pools in these areas Christmas season with a buffet dinner
July were also below budget by $16,000, attending a meeting of the Berkeley- along Seabrook Island Rd. The reason for supporting The Parklands Foundation by This K-S Exchange
Ordinance 2018-08 is a measure is mostly nonexistent,” said CCPRC and bus trip to the Gaillard Center for
and the bit of positive news made the Charleston-Dorchester Council excellent civic engagement became clear. visiting and holiday event sells out quickly, so make
designed to strengthen fishing restrictions, Executive Director David Bennett. Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s POP’s
perfect segue for a presentation by the of Governments (BCDCOG) as a There was lengthy, interactive discussion donating to The Genesis Project. your reservation soon.
and empower beach patrol to protect the “Bringing swimming instruction directly Concert, Swingin’ Christmas With Tony
Town’s auditor. representative of SITC. She seemed to and the Mayor, famed for the brevity of public from untended lines or fishing too to these areas is a big step towards DeSare on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Erik Glaser arrived a smidge late to think SITC’s participation was important his meetings, took his time and fully and close to recreation areas. The measure
the meeting, which left no time for his not because topics discussed at the individually addressed a raft of questions passed unanimously.
renowned “accountant’s humor.” He got meeting were germane to Seabrook, but on the proposal. He seemed resigned to
Ordinance 2018-09 is a measure
straight to the business of heaping praise because they weren’t. “They discussed the project but left attendees certain he
designed to define what materials can be
on SITC/staff for their transparency and parking and transportation… We aren’t was keeping his powder dry, and would
used for “fences." SITC code prohibited
text book balance sheets in issuing his even on their radar,” she said. defend Seabrook’s interests as best he
some materials the Community
“clean opinion,” [industry-speak for; ‘as The Mayor began his portion of the could.
Association’s Architectural Review
good as it gets’] of Seabrook’s finances. meeting with the decade old issue of 1126 Cronin resumed the tiller, and detailed Committee didn’t. The ordinance will
He said the Town was in very good shape. Ocean Forest. SITC won a year’s long the improvements made to Town Hall; sync the two definitions, and passed
“Most towns are in the red or living wrestling match with ‘the bureaucracy’ new paint, new seams, and a shiny new without debate.
paycheck to paycheck, but Seabrook has 4 last summer, which included the right to digital recording system welcoming SITC
years of reserves on hand,” he added. The Citizen’s comments began anew with
demolish the property. They granted John to the 21st century with the comment,
abundance, Glaser said, facilitates capital more discussion of the senior living center,
Matney the chance to renovate instead, “no more cassettes.” He concluded his
improvements including drainage repairs leash laws, etc. Everyone seems to know
but demanded a hefty bond to guarantee report by saying SITC had received
along Seabrook Island Rd. This reporter each other on Seabrook, so participants
specified improvements. Failure to meet 250 comments on a draft of the Town’s
lost count of how many times Glaser used didn’t bother introducing themselves, but
specified deadlines would result in fines, comprehensive plan, and warned the
the term “good stewards/stewardship,” kudos for civic engagement.
which Matney and Osprey Construction comment period was wrapping up.
when talking about SITC. “Nothing but There being no further business, the
had avoided until now. SIU didn’t make quite as much money
cooperation and quick responses,” he meeting was adjourned. The next regular
Claiming the re-design and structural as Jim Bannwart hoped in July. Abundant
concluded. meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25
analysis had taken longer than anticipated, rainfall reduced irrigation demand for the
Councilmember John Gregg talked at 2:30 p.m.
the new owners were asking for a 6-month month, which means less fresh water sold,
about the club’s Long Range Planning extension. The request didn’t seem to be a he explained. The Department of Health
Committee, saying they were collecting lock as the Mayor sternly asked if the new and Environmental Control (DHEC) has
and weighing topics to discuss in 2019. date in March 2019 would be met. agreed to allow SIU to draw more water
6 September 14, 2018
social and environmental differences,”
Social Change continues on page 6 says their website. Selecting the consulting
of state, the CEO’s of the world largest route means 25% of their fees go directly
corporations, and owners/managers of to the College of Charleston (CofC),
world’s largest asset pools: “Make as where Williams is an adjunct professor.
much money as you want, but don’t do it “I teach a ‘for credit’ class each
at the expense of the environment. That’s semester to undergrads on how to make a
step one. Once you’re there, we start difference [while making a profit] 2 days/
looking ways to make a positive impact week at CofC. You have to apply for the
in segments of humanity. People thought class, and it’s very competitive so we get
I was completely crazy,” Williams said. the best and the brightest. Every week one
However, the idea of ‘impact investing’ of the teams pitches an idea based on the
took shape despite Williams’ running, UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. At
and then selling his business. the end of the semester we have a ‘pitch
Free of the work-a-day world, Williams off’ and the 3 best ideas split $10,000
continued to travel with the mission of to get their business started. It’s the
finding out what it was like to be really most popular class at CofC right now,”
poor, and to find the choke points to Williams said.
improving conditions. He met with the The impact entrepreneurial spirit isn’t
residents of disenfranchised communities, just limited to undergrads either.
separating by age etc., and deliberately Adults are welcome to attend and
leaving community leaders out of initial participate in any of several IEA events.
meeting. The results were identical The Impact Challenge, for example, is
regardless of how interview subjects were scheduled for Sept. 20 from 5:50–7 p.m.
combined; economic vibrancy is essential. in Wells Fargo Auditorium located at 5
“What we realized is that outside help, Liberty St. Impact Entrepreneurs will
throwing money at the problem, wouldn’t publicly pitch their ideas and the winners
work. The cavalry was not coming, and will receive cash prizes and exposure to
that the people in the community had impact investors to help move their efforts
to do it. So we designed programs to of making a better world forward.
help them develop their own economic It wasn’t just the Lowcountry’s
vibrancy… The bottom line; we have to beauty that prompted Williams’ move to
give them the education, tools, contacts Charleston, it was also a test. “We thought
and where appropriate, capitol to build if this worked in one the reddest states
their own ‘for profit’ businesses,” said in the country, it could work anywhere,
Williams. His new Charleston based and it has. We’re rolling this out in West
company does exactly that. Virginia right now with similar success,
Impact Ecosystem Architects (IEA) and our events are always ‘sold out.’
builds organizations you can help with/ Giving people a leg up is always better
invest in, or they will facilitate your than giving them a hand out,” Williams
idea in exchange for a consulting fee concluded.
and a fraction of any profits. They Although most IEA events are free
help “businesses, investors, impact of charge, space is limited. For more
entrepreneurs, students, families, not-for- information on how IEA and you can
profits, and municipalities make greater make a better world while making a buck,
financial returns, while making greater visit
September 14, 2018 7
for your health volunteer spotlight

Survival 101 Debbie Jones

For Island Connection For Island Connection

t’s that time again! No, not Labor Day real-time information that users need in She was a science teacher and later worked
weekend, not Columbus Day weekend the event of any natural or man-made as a curriculum and program supervisor.
or Halloween, but what has been the disaster, including hurricanes, floods, After retiring, Jones moved to Seabrook
worst of the Hurricane season after Labor winter storms and earthquakes. Island in 2015. The area has been a great
Day on the Sea Islands! Remember the Residents may download the 14 page place for her to enjoy some of her favorite
last two years? “Mother Nature” wasn’t SCEMD 2018 South Carolina Hurricane past time activities like taking nature
playing around with us and we were Guide. To access the guide online, you walks and volunteering. She also loves
required to evacuate two years ago and may go to reading and taking care of her cats when
many evacuated last year. publications/hurricane-guide. According she is not giving back to her community.
Well, our need to survive may be put to to the SCEMD Director, Kim Stenson, Jones began volunteering with Respite
the test soon. Are we ready? You may have “Have a plan. Make it personal”. Care Charleston several years ago. She
heard or read all of the recommendations For me, the plan is to pack up important spends every Tuesday helping out at
by local experts during the last three papers, medications/ prescriptions, clothes, RCC’s Johns Island site. She interacts
months. If not, here are some tips from some canned food and gallons of water, get with program participants and helps
SC Emergency Management Division in my jeep and leave several days before engage them in social activities. Jones
(SCEMD). the hurricane is predicted to hit and have a says that she loves, “forming relationships
You may get the Emergency Manager good time wherever I end up. and connecting with the participants so
Mobile App for free in the Apple App The Seabrook Island Healthcare their caregivers can have more free time.”
Store and on Google Play. This app is a Professionals Group welcomes any active Debbie Jones, volunteer at Respite Care She not only gives the family caregivers a
resource for what we need before, during or retired health professional living on Charleston. Photo provided. break, but she also helps bring MORE.

and after a storm, including evacuation Seabrook Island to join the group. We GOOD.DAYS. to our participants!
and shelter maps, planning checklists and hen her friend Nancy Heiss
meet from 7-8 p.m. the first Thursday Respite Care Charleston is a non-profit
advice on how to volunteer with disaster told her about Respite Care
of every month at the Lake House in the organization committed to serving families
relief organizations. You can store your Charleston’s programs, Debbie
Osprey 2 Room. affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other
own emergency contacts and plans on Jones decided to check it out for herself
Please send your health questions or and she found it to be the perfect volunteer types of dementia. We have a social day
your device and there is even a “tools” program for individuals with dementia each
function that turns your smartphone suggestions about health related topics that opportunity for her.
you would like to see addressed in our column Jones was born in Shenandoah Valley Tuesday and Thursday in Walton Hall at
into an emergency flashlight, audible and St. John’s Parish Church. If you would like
visual signaling device and a GPS locator. to Barbara Fox, foxb@bodyandsoultherapy. in Virginia and grew up on a large family
com or to 2045 Maybank Hwy, Charleston farm. She stayed in VA for college and more information about volunteering with
If you would prefer, you may go to RCC, please contact Christine Vinciguerra
29412. While we will strive to provide settled in Warrenton, VA, where she
the website for information. at
meaningful information, we do not give raised two daughters with her husband.
Both the app and the website are designed
specific medical advice. We look forward to Jones worked as an educator for 40 years.
to update and adapt, providing the best
hearing from you!
September 14, 2018 9

Unforgettable by Design
For The Island Connection

such things as gerbil runs, silos, farmhouses, a tannery 15 temporary site-responsive installations, which were
and bridges are the cornerstone of the town’s modernist designed by artists chosen from 5 international galleries
designs. he’d invited to “spark new conversations about the power
“Mediocrity is expensive,” Mr. Miller decreed. If you of design”.
take one of the very popular bus tours as we did, you can Outside the Rogers Library we climbed atop the
see several of the iconic buildings in town including The massive wooden sculpture Conversation Plinth and then
North Christian Church designed by Eero Saarinen. His explored the wigwam-inspired construction Wiikiaami
soaring design is built around a spire “because the spire that undulated down a walkway. Along the sidewalk, he
is a marvelous symbol of reaching upward to God,” he pointed out discrete interconnected seats, aptly named
said. An oculus at the top focuses dramatic light onto the Pause, placed intermittently to offer a place to stop and
communion table. A massive pipe organ is a sculptural get a new perspective.
centerpiece. Famous artists such as Chihuly, Henry Snarkitecture was designed to attract children down
Moore and Martin Beach have added sculptures to parks a fun-filled alley and a popular colored fiber maze made
The AT&T Switching Station designed by Paul Kennon. and gathering places that contrast with the covered
Photo by Carol Antman.
by high school students drew in pedestrians. “I wanted
bridges that dot the area. the designers to dig deep into the city’s incredible design

ou want to go WHERE?” my two sisters and I Functional, striking designs even include several fire and cultural history and make a design that would allow
asked our mother when she suggested another stations and the AT&T Switching Station designed in visitors and residents alike to see Columbus in a new way.”
girl’s trip. “You could choose anywhere. Paris is 1978 by Paul Kennon. Its huge primary colored “organ Vision and investment have had big payoffs. Economic
nice this time of year! Why Columbus, Indiana??” pipes” are not only a colorful accent, they are part of vitality has followed: stores report a three-fold sales
“But it’s been my dream to go there,” she insisted. the HVAC system and have become an iconic image increase during Exhibit Columbus. The downtown is
Truly we’d follow her anywhere and so the four of us of the city’s modern architecture. Cummins’ corporate revitalized and sprawl contained. Visitors fill tours year
drove from Indianapolis through miles of cornfields to headquarters, which takes up several downtown blocks round. Columbus’s motto “Unexpected, Unforgettable”
this town of 45,000. is a zigzag design in a park-like setting conceived by is apt. And so, as usual, mom was right. Columbus is a
“Everyone has their arm around someone,” my sister Kevin Roche and landscape designer Jack Curtis. It dream destination. As Jonathan Nesci says, “Architecture
Lila noticed as we dined at Henry’s Social Club. This features cast-in-place octagonal concrete columns with and design can make a difference and are doing so here.
was our first indication that Columbus was realizing the infilled precast concrete spandrels and narrow windows That’s really powerful.”
dream of one of its benefactors, J. Irwin Miller who said, to provide noise and sun control, innovations when it was
designed in 1984. Roadtrips Charleston highlights interesting destinations
“What is built reflects what a city thinks of itself and within a few hours drive of Charleston, S.C. as well as more
what it hopes to be”. What he wanted Columbus to be Jonathan Nesci who is an internationally known
far flung locales. Carol Antman’s wanderlust is driven by a
and what it has become is an improbable architectural furniture designer moved to Columbus in 2009. “I felt
passion for outdoor adventure, artistic experiences, cultural
Mecca that has fostered a creative, friendly community. like I could really work from anywhere, and the thought
insights and challenging travel. For hot links, photographs
As the CEO of Cummins Engine, he initiated a program of my kids getting a chance to grow up in a place like
and previous columns or to make comments please see
to pay architects’ fees resulting in a city full of celebrated Columbus was and continues to be very appealing,” he
designs by notables such as Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, said. “It’s energizing to see the Henry Moore sculpture
Kevin Roche, and I.M. Pei. at different times of day and catch a different view of an
Beginning in 1957, Cummins Engine’s largesse Eero Saarinen project…I feel very fortunate to get to
spurred the development of over 80 buildings, landscapes interact with these places on a regular basis.” If You Go:
and public works or art by internationally known In 2017 Nesci became the curator for Exhibit Exhibit Columbus National Symposia will be held Sept. 26
designers. Mr. Miller wanted buildings that were “not Columbus, an annual celebration of architecture, art, to 29:
monuments to architect’s egos,” but would instead design and community that alternates programming Plan an architectural visit or tour:
transform the texture of the resident’s daily lives. Today between symposium years and exhibit years. He walked
almost 20 unique schools whose designs were inspired by us down Washington Street to highlight some of the
10 September 14, 2018
daily fundraising

Tri-County Republicans BIFMC hosts A Cause

celebrate Congressmen for Fashion
F I R S T A N N U A L F U N D R A I S E R N O V. 9
BY CARRIER MOORES Course at Kiawah Island Club on Nov. 9,
For Island Connection 2018, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will
include a runway fashion show featuring

boutique clothing lines by Lilly Pulitzer,
arrier Islands Free Medical Clinic J. McLaughlin, and Scout & Molly’s
is excited to announce the first Boutique, followed by a luncheon and
annual “A Cause For Fashion” silent auction.
fundraiser, to take place at The River
Event organizer and BIFMC board
member, Midge Fleming shares, “The
event was conceived as an alternative to
the fall Beer & Wine Festival. Freshfields
the event was Village shops will be showcased with local
conceived as an models walking the runway. An elegant
Tri-county GOP dinner honored SC Republican Congressmen. Pictured are (l-r): Mark alternative to luncheon will be served following the
Sanford, congressman 1995-2001 & 2013-present; Thomas Hartnett, Congressman show and shopping will be available at
1981-87; Larry Kobrovsky, Chairman of the Charleston County Republican Party; Henry the fall beer & participating stores before and after the
Brown, Jr., Congressman 2001-2011; Arthur Ravenel, Jr., Congressman 1987-1995. wine festival. event.
Sen. Timothy Scott, Congressman 2011-2013 was unable to attend. “Importantly, $.82 for every dollar
Photo courtesy of Janet Zimmer Photography.
Freshfields raised goes directly for free patient care
Village at the clinic. Please come and enjoy a
STAFF REPORT event recognized the service of Tommy shops will be lovely afternoon of fashion to support our
For The Island Connection Hartnett, who served from 1981 to 1987; patients!”
Arthur Ravenel Jr., who served from 1987
showcased with Tickets are limited to 200 guests

he Charleston County Republican to 1995; Mark Sanford, who served from local models with 8 seated per table, so attendees are
Party joined hands with the 1995 to 2001 as well as from 2013 to 2018; walking the encouraged to RSVP and purchase tickets
Dorchester County Republican Henry Brown Jr., who served from 2001 by Nov. 2, or before the event is sold out.
Party and Berkeley County Republican to 2011; and Tim Scott, who served from runway Tickets can be purchased online at
Party to honor the former Congressmen 2011 to 2013. The banquet also highlighted A single ticket is $50 or you can
of the First Congressional District. The the candidacy of Katie Arrington, who is reserve a table of 8 for $400. All proceeds
banquet was held on Thursday, August 16 the current Republican nominee for the will go to support free patient health care.
at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant. The seat, as the featured speaker.
September 14, 2018 11

Tennis anyone?
T I C K E T S O N S A L E F O R 2 0 1 9 V O LV O C A R O P E N
For The Island Connection

he Volvo Car Open, the largest invitations to the “Selection Party”, a outstanding occasion for our guests. We're For more information on the tournament
women’s-only tennis tournament tournament poster, incentive membership excited about our emerging player field, and ticket options, visit or
in North America, will host its cards and much more. In addition, along with the enhancements we’re making call 800.677.2293.
47th event March 30 - April 7, 2019 on members have the option to opt-in for Ace on-site with hospitality, technology and The Volvo Car Open is North America’s
Daniel Island. The highly anticipated Lounge access, an exclusive hospitality activities. Add all this in with the backdrop largest women’s-only tennis tournament.
competition features the best in women’s location providing first-class amenities of Charleston, SC and the Volvo Car Open The event, formerly known as the Family
professional tennis, welcoming more like live entertainment, air-conditioning, is an unforgettable experience for tennis Circle Cup, moved to Charleston, S.C.,
than 100 of the top tennis players in the elevated food options and more. fans from around the world.” in 2001 from Hilton Head Island, S.C.,
world to the Lowcountry. The nine-day During the tournament this year, and will celebrate its 47th tournament
tournament showcases a singles draw attendees sitting in the box and terrace in 2019. The Volvo Car Open welcomes
of 56 players, a qualifying draw of 32 levels will be able to purchase food more than 90,000 spectators each year. The
players and a doubles draw of 16 players. each year, and drinks for in-stadium delivery via tournament features a singles draw of 56
In addition, the event boasts an average the Volvo Car Open app. In addition,
attendance of 90,000.
our goal as a players, a qualifying draw of 32 players and
attendees can download the free app a doubles draw of 16 players. In conjunction
Tickets for the 2019 Volvo Car Open tournament to stay up-to-date on the schedule and with Tennis Channel and WTA Media,
will go on sale Friday, September 14 at 9 is to improve order of play, follow their favorite player, the Volvo Car Open is showcased from the
a.m. view statistics and top stories, participate first ball struck in main draw competition
our attendee in trivia to win fun prizes, interact with
Patrons have the option to choose from to the last ball played in finals, throughout
individual tickets, ticket packages and experience and other attendees and much more. the U.S. and 174 international partners.
travel packages. Ticket prices range from deliver a world- The Invesco Series QQQ, a competitive The tournament receives more than 100
$25 for an individual session to $540 tennis circuit featuring legendary hours of tennis; live from Charleston,
for an all-inclusive weeklong package class event. male tennis icons and world-renowned broadcast across the globe to millions of fans.
with complimentary access into a private champions, will also return to the Volvo The tournament is operated by Charleston
hospitality suite. The Volvo Car Open Car Stadium. The event occurs the night Tennis, LLC. For more information on
also offers packages that include premium of Saturday, April 6th and will include the Volvo Car Open, visit VolvoCarOpen.
seats, ticket savings and membership into “Each year, our goal as a tournament four champions playing two semifinal com, call 800.677.2293, email info@
the tournament’s Ace Club. is to improve our attendee experience matches, with the winners meeting in a, Facebook (Volvo Car
The Ace Club is a program for package and deliver a world-class event,” said Bob championship. The format is meant to be Open), Twitter (@VolvoCarOpen) or
holders that provides unparalleled Moran, Volvo Car Open Tournament entertaining for fans with players calling Instagram (VolvoCarOpen).
amenities and benefits during the Director. “We are confident that our their own scores and interacting with the
tournament, including private bag storage, 2019 tournament will provide another crowds.
September 14 Island Connection Calendar September 29
ONGOING WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and beach music. Beverages, food, and MONDAY, SEPT. 17 Architects hosts entrepreneurs to publicly SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 and a Wildlife Research Biologist with
WHAT: Beachfront Lights Out MORE INFO: Face painting, a balloon MORE INFO: Family tours start on the snacks will be available for purchase pitch their ideas. Winners receive cash the South Carolina Cooperative Fish and
WHERE: all seaward, beachfront artist, DJ and sand art bracelets. Co- half-hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 on-site. Outside alcohol, beverages, and WHAT: SIB Birding Watching on the prizes and exposure to impact investors. WHAT: SIB Backyard Birding on Wildlife Research Unit. In 2016, Dr.
properties sponsored by The Town of Seabrook Island pm. Docent-led scavenger hunt tours, coolers are prohibited. Advance purchase Golf Course For more information visit InPlaceImpact. Kiawah Jodice was awarded a $1 million grant to
WHEN: 9 p.m.- 8 a.m. & Bohicket Merchants Association. For historic games and toys in the garden. is recommended. A paid chaperone WHERE: Ocean Winds Golf Course, com/public-events. WHERE: Kiawah Island study movement patterns and at-sea habitat
MORE INFO: US Fish and Wildlife questions call Todd at 248.719.0076. for information is required for ages 15 and under. $8 Seabrook Island WHEN: 8-10 a.m. use of brown pelicans along the southeast
Service discourages the use of outdoor and to purchase tickets for the date and in advance//$10 on site (if available). WHEN: 8:30–11 a.m. WHAT: 2018 Good Business Summit MORE INFO: Bird watching at coast of the United States to obtain baseline
lights when not required, in order to First and Third museum house you would like to attend. for details. MORE INFO: Ocean Winds will be WHERE: Charleston Music Hall the home of a SIB member. Visit data that can be used to help researchers
protect nesting sea turtles. When on the Tuesdays closed to golfers for a morning of birding. WHEN: 8 a.m. or send an understand potential risks to birds in the
beach at dark, use red filters on flashlights. WHAT: The Charleston County Public WHAT: Live Music at The Andell Inn WHAT: Seabrook Island Garden Club Expected variety includes double-crested MORE INFO: 6th annual 1-day event email to SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail. marine and coastal environment. Visit
Artificial light such as flashlights without Library Bookmobile WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, WHERE: The Lake House cormorants, egrets, herons, osprey and presented by Lowcountry Local First com for questions and details. or send an email
filters are prohibited on the beach at night. WHERE: Parking lot behind Hege’s Freshfields Village WHEN: 9:30 a.m. other birds of prey. Bring binoculars, hats spotlighting ideas and workable solutions to for
This includes flashlights on phones as well. WHEN: 10-11 a.m. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. MORE INFO: The first meeting of and sunscreen. Water provided. Visit for building your company with profit and SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 questions and details.
MORE INFO: Bookmobile is back the MORE INFO: Relax with cool jazz the 2018-19 season will include brunch or send an purpose. Business leaders give tools and
email to SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail. WHAT: Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo
Mondays first and third Tuesdays of the month. The every Thursday evening in the lounge of and a brief business agenda. Greet the inspiration to grow, prosper, and give back,
WHERE: Church of Our Saviour FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
WHAT: Family Trees schedule for the summer is June 19, July 3 the Andell Inn Hotel. Drinks and food membership, share summer adventures and com for questions and details. while connecting you with like-minded
WHEN; 4 p.m. WHAT: SIB Birding Beyond Our
WHERE: Walton Hall at St. John’s Parish, & 17, August 7 & 21. available. No cover charge. 843.793.6050. launch the exciting year ahead. All Seabrook entrepreneurs at breakfast, lunch, and Good
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18-20 MORE INFO: WHAT: Piano Bar Series Backyard
3673 Maybank Hwy. Island neighbors and guests welcome. Drinks happy hour. Tickets start at $140.
WHERE: The Sandcastle
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wednesdays WHAT: Plein Air Painting
Visit to register.
WHEN: 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery,
MORE INFO: Begin exploring the WHAT: Kids Fishing Tournament Thursdays & Sundays SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 WHERE: Todd Huff Art Center MORE INFO: Kiawah Arts and Cultural
Wadmalaw Island
process of clearing title for heirs’ property WHERE: Bohicket Marina WHAT: Live Music WHAT: Marchesi Antinori Wine WHEN: 7:15 am-noon
WHAT: Beyond the Big House Tour WHEN: daily, schedule TBD Events presents. Tickets available online MORE INFO: Bears Bluff NFH has a self-
by defining the family tree. For more WHEN: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. WHERE: 48 A Wine Bar Dinner
WHERE: Tour starts at the Gaillard MORE INFO: Learn the technique at or at the guided tour our group will take around the
information or to make an appointment MORE INFO: A Fishing Tournament just WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. WHERE: 5 Faber St.
Center of plein air painting with artist Shelby Municipal Center 843.768.9166. Events perimeter of the 31 acre facility. Bring binoculars,
for an initial assessment call 843.810.1036 for kids ages 4-14. Two rounds of fishing. MORE INFO: Featuring 48 wines WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Keefe. Two days will be spent on location are open to the public, but Kiawah camera, hats, sunscreen bug repellant, snacks
Arrive at least 15 minutes before your by the glass every day. For details visit MORE INFO: Halls Signature Events
MORE INFO: Presented by The Slave in downtown Charleston, with 1 day at property owners have a 3-day lead time on and water. Pack a lunch and stay longer to enjoy
WHAT: Farmer’s Market desired round. It’s only $7 per participant presents a 4-course dinner party of
Dwelling Project, the Charleston Our Savior Church on Betsy Kerrison tickets for Arts Council events. what the Bears Bluff NFH has to offer. Visit
WHERE: Freshfields Village which includes all bait and fishing rods. exquisite food paired with four remarkable
Pkwy. To register or for more info visit
WHEN: 4 - 8 p.m. Every tournament produces 3 winners Saturday Gaillard Center and Historic Charleston wines from one of the most renowned or send an email to
MORE INFO: Shop locally grown organic which will receive a tournament shirt, bait, WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market Foundation, tours of Charleston historic
wineries in the world, Marchesi Antinori. THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 for questions
produce along with specialty food products, bucket and bragging rights. Questions call WHERE: Charleston Collegiate SChool, homes feature the lesser accessed back Plus there’s a red and white to begin the and details.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 WHAT: Curator-led Tour: The Image
delicious treats, fresh seafood and Lowcountry 248.719.0076. 2024 Academy Rd. buildings and work lots. For tickets and evening from Santa Cristina winery in Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon
crafts. Or come hungry and enjoy BBQ, take- WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. info visit
WHAT: Piano Bar Series Cortona, Tuscany. Tickets are $199.95 per WHERE: Halsey Institute of SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
away dinners, sweets and more. WHAT: Timbers Kiawah Concerts in the MORE INFO: Charleston’s only year- WHERE: The Sandcastle person, seating is limited. Call for tickets Contemporary Art
Courtyard round farmers market, highlighting WHAT: Hope Walk and info, 800.838.3006. WHAT: Adaptive Surfing
WHEN: 5-7 p.m. WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: Folly Beach County Park
WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir WHERE: The Courtyard between Hege’s produce and locally produced goods WHERE: Ravenel Bridge
MORE INFO: Kiawah Arts and Cultural MORE INFO: Audubon spent the early WHEN: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Church of Our Savior and Java Java (Freshfields Village) and foods. Live music, kids activities. WHEN: 8 a.m. FRIDAY, SEPT 21-22
Events presents Gary Pecorella. Tickets decades of the 19th century tracking birds MORE INFO: Pre-registration is required.
WHEN: 1 p.m. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. for details. MORE INFO: 3rd annual event supports
available online at and drawing them with the goal of creating Adaptive surfing staff from partner
MORE INFO: Local, mixed community MORE INFO: Join Timbers Kiawah in Project Unity to provide services to victims WHAT: Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No.3
or at the Municipal Center 843.768.9166. a compendium of all of the birds in the US. organizations Ocean Cure, Adaptive Surf
chorus, open for membership. Season runs The Courtyard every Wednesday for live Third Saturday of displaced by Domestic Violence through crisis
Events are open to the public, but Kiawah
WHERE: The Gaillard Center
Nearly 200 years later, the Italian painter
music with Chris Dodson, outdoor kids the Month intervention, emergency motel placement and WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Project, Adaptive Expeditions, and Coastal
October through March. For information property owners have a 3-day lead time on Hitnes embarked on a road trip to retrace
games, local art and beverages provided WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee food, safety planning and a wide range of other MORE INFO: Juilliard-trained pianist Adaptive Sports and Recreation will provide
contact Director of Music, Van McCollum at tickets for Arts Council events. the America that Audubon traversed in the
by Timbers Kiawah. The series will run WHERE: Freshfields Village, Kiawah critically important supports to keep them safe Stewart Goodyear joins the CSO to instruction and assistance in a controlled
404.401.0678 or making of “The Birds of America” (1827–39).
through Wed., Aug. 29. WHEN: 9-11 a.m. and moving forward. Early registration of $25 perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto environment. Participants must meet
ending September 7, 2018. At the gate price THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 No. 3 and Brahams Symphony No.
Traveling along Audubon’s routes, Hitnes guidelines prior to registration, available at
Tuesdays MORE INFO: This free event will feature sketched and painted what he saw, creating For additional
WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and WHAT: English Conversation Club antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any will be $30 for late registrations. More info visit WHAT: Seabrook Photo Club 3. For tickets and information visit
an updated visual documentation of the birds questions, call 843.795.4386.
Activities WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library other cool cars. Coffee and other refreshments WHERE: The Lake House
Audubon painted. This body of work, along
WHERE: Nathaniel Russell House WHEN: 2 p.m. available for purchase by Java Java Coffee WHEN: 6:30 p.m. with objects and ephemera collected along
MORE INFO: Practice speaking English House. If you have any specific questions SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 WHAT: Shakespeare’s The Tempest WHAT: Cast Off Fishing Tournament
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MORE INFO: Janet Garrity Saucier the journey, will be on view at the Halsey
with a small group. Beginners to advanced about the event, please contact Bruce WHERE: WHERE: Simons Center for WHERE: Folly Beach Pier
MORE INFO: Family tours start on the presents “Abstract in Photography.” all Institute beginning in August 2018.
learners welcome. A children’s program Stemerman at WHAT: Lowcountry Dog Adoption the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. WHEN: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
half-hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 members and non-members are welcome.
and/or craft will be provided during the WHERE: Magnolia Gardens WHEN: 7:30 p.m. on 9/21, 2 p.m. on MORE INFO: Prizes awarded for the
pm. Docent-led scavenger hunt tours, $10 fee for non-members. For info visit WHAT: SIB Presents: A Pelican Briefing
WHEN: 1-4 p.m. 9/22 three largest catches in the Big Fish
historic games and toys in the garden. club meeting. Registration is not required; FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 MORE INFO: Lowcountry Dog with Patrick Jodice category. On-site registration begins at 6 for information call 843.559.1945 for more information. MORE INFO: Directed by Paul Rolfes,
Magazine brings you 16 local rescues and WHERE: Live Oak Hall, Lake House a.m. Tournament held rain or shine. An
and to purchase tickets for the date and WHAT: Moonlight Mixer WHAT: Impact Challenge presented by the College of Charleston’s
shelters for the largest adoption event WHEN: 7-9 p.m. adult chaperone is required for participants
museum house you would like to attend. Thursdays WHERE: Folly Beach Pier WHERE: Wells Fargo Auditorium, 5 Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets
MORE INFO: Join Seabrook Island
WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and WHEN: 7-11 p.m. in the Lowcountry. Event is FREE but $20/general admission, $15/seniors may be ages 15 and under. $10/$8 Senior and
Liberty St. Birders to hear Patrick Jodice present “A
Activities MORE INFO: Shag the night away. DJ admission is required to enter the gardens. purchased by calling 843.953.6306 or by Youth ages 3-12/$5 Fishing Pass Holder.
WHAT: Kick-it at Bohicket WHEN: 5:50 p.m. Pelican Briefing.” Dr. Patrick Jodice is an
WHERE: Aiken-Rhett House Jim Bowers will be spinning the oldies Visit for details. emailing for details.
WHERE: Bohicket Marina MORE INFO: Impact Ecosystems Associate Professor at Clemson University
14 September 14, 2018
financial focus

How can life insurance

help you?
BY DIMI MATOUCHEV The proceeds of your life insurance policy
For The Island Connection can help pay down debts, handle your
final expenses – and relieve your family of

costly burdens.
ou may not be aware of it, but
September is Life Insurance Helping your spouse build resources
Awareness Month. Of course, you for retirement – It’s almost impossible
probably recognize, at least in a general for most of us to save too much for
sense, the importance of life insurance, retirement. Your spouse may already have
but do you know the various ways in some retirement accounts, such as a 401(k)
which it can help you? and an IRA, but will these be enough
to sustain a long retirement? Through
Life insurance can play a sizable role life insurance, you can potentially add
in your ability to achieve some important significant amounts to your spouse’s
financial goals, such as these: retirement assets.
Helping your family maintain its As we’ve seen, you can accomplish a lot
lifestyle – If you are married and have with life insurance. But how much do you
young children at home, you and your need?
spouse may need to work. If you were no
longer around and your earnings were If you want the appropriate amount of
gone, could your family still afford to live coverage, you should consider a variety of
as they do now? Adequate life insurance factors. How much do you earn? How much
can help them preserve their lifestyle. does your spouse earn? How many children
do you have? How old are they? How much
Helping your children continue their do you owe on your home? By answering
education – Even if you weren’t planning these and other, similar questions, you can
to foot the entire bill for your children’s arrive at a coverage level that’s suitable for your
college education, you still might be needs. Also, keep in mind that those needs
doing what you can, such as contributing will change. For example, if your children
to a 529 education savings plan. If your are grown and you’ve downsized your living
income was lost, could your family still arrangements, you may require less insurance
afford to continue these contributions? than at earlier times in your life.
With enough life insurance, you can
improve the chances that your children Life Insurance Awareness Month is
will at least get some financial help for a good time to remind yourself of the
college or vocational training. importance of insurance and of the need to
own the correct amount. So, review your
Helping your survivors pay off coverage soon. After all, you can’t predict
debts – Are all your debts paid off? If the future, but you can still prepare for it.
not, you could be leaving your family on
the hook for some of them, such as credit Dimi Matouchev is a financial advisor
cards and car loans – not to mention your with Edward Jones, located at 1505
mortgage. Also, as uncomfortable as it Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms. For more
may be to consider it, funeral and burial information, call 843.886.9229 or visit
costs can easily run into the thousands.

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