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Volume 12 Issue 15 FREE October 26, 2018

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For The Island Connection

iawah-Seabrook Exchange Club’s
Oct. 3 dinner speaker was Jennifer
Winchester, Director of Philanthropy
at the Charleston Animal Society. She was
introduced by exchange members, Laurel
and Hank Greer.
For over 144 years, Charleston Animal
Society has been preventing cruelty to
animals. Its vision is one in which all healthy
and treatable animals are saved; where all
people and animals are treated with respect
and kindness. It envisions a world where
cruelty is not tolerated. It is the first and only
This bright yellow glass sponge (Hertwigia sp.) is one of many different sponge species found in the southeastern United States. no-kill organization in Charleston.
They are so named for the glass-like silicon spicules that support their skeletons. Photos courtesy of NOAA. Charleston Animal Society is able to
touch the lives of 20,000 animals every
year. It strives - every day - to make
Live reef discovered off SC Coast Charleston not only a No Kill Community,
but also a humane community that is safe
for families and pets.
L O C A L M AY O R S S P O N S O R S C B C C P R E S E N TAT I O N For more information about the
Kiawah Seabrook Exchange Club visit
BY GREGG BRAGG KS-ExchangeClub.com.
The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer

r. Sandra Brooke earned her Ph.D. in Oceanography from “The Chamber has been actively fighting this since 2015.
the University of Southampton’s National Oceanography Tourism is, by far, the single biggest industry in the state, and
Centre, UK in 2002. Her current assignment as not something we want to risk,” said Frank Knapp, President
Associate Research Faculty at Florida State University (FSU) has and CEO of the SCBCC. Knapp thinks discovery of the fragile
her working with a mosaic of government agencies including; the eco-system is another link a long chain of reasons to prohibit
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the National offshore drilling along the east coast. Knapp had just finished his
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the thought when Jimmy Carroll, mayor of Isle of Palms strode in,
United States Geological Survey (USGS). Brooke’s spot on the agreeing and dovetailing nicely with Knapp’s assessment.
team that discovered a deep water coral reef 160 miles off SC’s “… Tourism brings $19 billion a year to SC,” said Carroll.
coast made her the perfect speaker at an event at the College of He continued by saying opposition to offshore drilling is one of
Charleston Oct. 15, curated by CofC and the SC Small Business
Chamber of Commerce (SCBCC). Live Reef continues on page 2

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she lamented some of the pictures included
plastic shopping bags. “Animals in the
cnidarian classes Anthozoa and Hydrozoa
that produce either calcium carbonate
(aragonitic or calcitic) secretions resulting
in a continuous skeleton or as numerous,
Lynn Pierotti
usually microscopic, individual sclerites, or
publisher that have a black, horn-like, proteinaceous
lynn@luckydognews.com axis,” said Brooke citing Dr. Stephen
Cairns (2007). She talked about three
Katy Calloway different “orders” of corals each with
managing editor dozens of “families” and thousands of
“species.” The dark and cold of deep-water
katy@luckydognews.com they live in means the corals are slow to
develop, slower to recover when disturbed,
Jennifer Tuohy and are affected by human activity.
contributing editor Drag and trawl fishing decimate the
jennifer@luckydognews.com bottom where corals grow, and mining
activities destroy habitat and many
precious corals. Hundreds to thousands
Alejandro Ferreyros year-old corals are harvested for jewelry
senior graphic designer and curios, and climate change is having
alejandro@luckydognews.com a negative impact Brooke said before
adding “oil sticks to coral.” However, the
Lori McGee The bright red squat-lobster (Eumunida picta) is often seen among the live coral scientist stopped well short of hoisting a
sales manager colonies, with their arms raised to grab anything edible that passes by. picket sign and boycotting fossil fuels. The
bottom line seems to be: We’re studying
lori@luckydognews.com activity [offshore drilling and seismic the corals because we don’t know all the
Live Reef continues from cover testing] off the southeastern US [coast].
the reasons he endorsed Joe Cunningham answers and that’s why ongoing study is
Information from ‘Deep Search’ will important, (e.g. they didn’t even know the
(SC-1) for congress. “We’re concerned help inform management of the valuable
Senior Staff Writer about the environment more than SC field was there until July of this year,
habitats,” said Knapp before leaving after all).
Gregg Bragg anything else. Our coast should be above Brooke alone at the podium.
politics all the time,” said the mayor in The Department of Natural Resources
Brooke didn’t dodge the expense of has established some areas where fishing/
Contributors defense of his constituents’ interests. mapping the ocean floor; it’s expensive,
Knapp made a point of opening the mining are discouraged, and seismic
George Reinhart she confided. Surface vessels go on testing does affect corals, she said,
Madeleine McGee
meeting with a who’s who list of additional months long missions, using sonar to
sponsors including; “Mayor John but how, and how much has yet to be
ping the bottom until an image suggests determined. “It’s more than simple matter
Barbara Griffin Tecklenburg (Charleston), Mayor Tim the presence of coral. Identified areas
SC DNR Goodwin (Folly Beach), Mayor Jimmy of drawing lines on a map. To make a
of interest are further investigated by recommendation, we have to be able to;
Barbara Radin Fox Carroll (IOP), Mayor Bill Woolsey (James unmanned vehicles, photos and samples
Island), Mayor Jimmy Braswell (Pawleys are taken, and in some rare cases, manned 1. Describe the oceanographic,
Betsy Turner
Island), Mayor Jane Darby (Edisto Beach), vehicles can be used. geological, geochemical, and
Arielle Alpino acoustic conditions of the study
Mayor Billy Keyserling (Beaufort), Mayor The most interesting area at the moment
Dimi Matouchev David Bennett (Hilton Head Island), area
and the location of the latest discovery
John B. Nelson Mayor Samuel Murray (Port Royal), 2. Explore and study the biological
is just beyond the ‘Blake Escarpment,’
Marilyn Markel Mayor Lisa Sulka (Bluffton), Mayor explained Brooke. The continental shelf communities of each habitat
Marilyn Hatley (North Myrtle Beach), gradually slopes away from SC shores 3. Examine their sensitivity to
and Mayor Huston Huffman (Briarcliffe before dipping approximately 1,600 feet to natural and human disturbances
Acres). the Blake Plateau. The plateau itself then and
“… Brooke (FSU) studies deep-sea slopes away to a depth of nearly 3,000 feet 4. Predict the distribution of sensitive
coral ecology and is one of the team of to the Blake Escarpment where the depth habitats in the region”
scientists working on the federally funded plummets to the sea basin. Voila; 160 For more information visit scsbc.org/, cofc.
‘Deep Search’ project. This team is tasked miles due East is Brooke’s latest find. edu/academics/colleges-and-schools/#ssm, or
with exploration and research of sensitive Beautiful photos showing miles of multi- marinelab.fsu.edu/people/faculty/sandra-
ecosystems, such as deep-sea corals, colored corals made Brooke’s fascination brooke.
in areas that are open to future energy with the topic easy to understand, though

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Together SC launches
BY MADELEINE MCGEE specifically for our state,” says Zach Sykes
For The Island Connection with Octagon Marketing in Columbia.
“Our team worked collectively with a

statewide group of marketing professionals
ogether SC, the state’s network to come up with a campaign that aims to
of nonprofit organizations, has showcase the generosity that takes place
launched South Carolina’s first- in the Palmetto State during this global
ever statewide social media collaboration campaign.”
using the hashtag #yalltogetherSC to
coincide with #GivingTuesday, a global In its seventh year, #GivingTuesday
giving movement that occurs each year is now the largest philanthropic
on the Tuesday following Black Friday collaboration in the world and focuses
and Cyber Monday. The campaign was on celebrating the act of giving back
announced earlier this month to the within communities through social media
organization’s members. Since registration campaigns. #GivingTuesday kicks off the
opened last month, nonprofits from across charitable season when many focus on
the state have signed up. their holiday and end-of-year giving.
“This online collaboration is all about Nonprofits and businesses that work
engagement and is open to any nonprofit or with nonprofits can learn more about the
for-profit business that wants to celebrate campaign and register to participate at
the incredible work of our nonprofit YallTogetherSC.org.
sector,” explains Madeleine McGee, Together SC is the only membership
Together SC’s president. “Participating organization focused solely on supporting and
groups will receive free social media tools, strengthening South Carolina’s nonprofit
weekly calls-to-action and free consulting sector through education, advocacy,
from our team if needed.” networking and leadership. Founded in
The focus of the campaign is not on 1997 as the South Carolina Association
fundraising. The program design is meant of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO),
to be paired with an organization’s overall Together SC is comprised of 800+ members
#GivingTuesday campaign and can be representing nonprofit organizations,
layered with community-wide campaigns, business partners, associations, foundations
such as #GivingTuesdayPeeDee and and academic institutions. To learn more,
#YorkCountySCGives. visit TogetherSC.org. Connect with Together
“By creating a unique hashtag we are SC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and
able to monitor the social media activity LinkedIn.

Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
Oct 26 9:46am/10:11pm 3:30am/4:07pm
Oct 27 10:30am/10:56pm 4:14am/4:55pm
Oct 28 11:19am/11:47pm 5:01am/5:46pm
Oct 29 12:13pm 5:52am/6:41pm
Oct 30 12:45am/1:14pm 6:49am/7:41pm
Oct 31 1:50am/2:20pm 7:52am/8:45pm
Nov 01 2:59am/3:27pm 8:59am/9:48pm
Nov 02 4:07am/4:31pm 10:06am/10:48pm
Nov 03 5:11am/5:30pm 11:10am/11:44pm
Nov 04 5:09am/5:25pm 11:09am/11:35pm
Nov 05 6:02am/6:15pm 12:04pm
Nov 06 6:52am/7:03pm 12:23am/12:55pm
Nov 07 7:38am/7:48pm 1:09am/1:44pm
Nov 08 8:23am/8:31pm 1:52am/2:30pm

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

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

Tempel seeks House seat 115 Holiday shopping for Kiawah Tour of Homes
local students benefits Charleston Symphony
The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer

BY DAVID SAVARD As the longest-running island house

t’s declined,” said Carol Tempel BY BARBARA GRIFFIN For The Island Connection tour in the Lowcountry, the Symphony
For The Island Connection Tour of Homes showcases a wide variety
when asked about South Carolina’s

rank in education since she last ran of outstanding residences, each unique
for SC House seat 115. Her chagrined aturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 in its architectural and interior design,
small enough for students to carry home p.m., guests are invited to tour
response came during a “meet & greet” (household goods, neck ties, key chains, reflecting the varied interests and lifestyles
held Oct. 11 at an undisclosed Kiawah some of the most stunning and of their owners. This year is no exception,
holiday decor, pet items, toys, etc.) are exceptional homes on picturesque and
Island address. Tempel ran for the seat Carol Tempel. being sought. Donations can be dropped featuring an exciting mix of properties
in the wake of redistricting six years ago Photo courtesy CarolTemple.com. exclusive Kiawah Island, followed by a from some of the area’s best architects
off at The Ice Cream Boat at Bohicket free concert by the Charleston Symphony
on a platform that included improvement winning efforts, she rented a table in Marina. The donations are tax deductible and builders. In addition, the event will
to SC’s national standing. She’s running at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the tour will include a selection of exclusive curated
Charleston’s market selling spices, teas, and donors will be given a receipt for in benefit the Charleston Symphony and
again, more determined than ever to etc. Some spices moved better than others, kind and/or monetary donations with a shopping opportunities in one of the
address the problem, starting with how Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, homes in our Pop-Up Shop.
and the ones that didn’t were ‘married up’ deadline date of December 1. Inc. (CSOL) music scholarships. The free
education is funded in our state. [think ‘everything bagels’] into their own, The proceeds from the Hootieville For more information, visit CSOLInc.
concert at 5 p.m. is sponsored by the Town
Act 388 was enacted in 2006 as a unique package, Tempel recalled. Holiday Shop will be used by the of Kiawah Island Arts and Cultural Events org. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.
tax reduction measure, paring funding “There was this one guy, who always PTA to directly support teachers and Fund. The concert will be conducted by com/csolinc.
for education from owner-occupied came by and bought them [combos]. I was students with educational programming

Charleston Symphony Music Director
residences. Sales taxes, combined with doing well enough that I wanted to open ngel Oak Elementary is a Title throughout the year. Monetary donations Ken Lam in the East Beach Conference
property taxes on businesses and rental a gourmet store, … went into the bank 1 school, meaning that many to support this project can be mailed to Center on Kiawah Island and does not Tour of Homes Schedule
properties, have been used to fund schools for a loan, and ended up on the other families are at or below the poverty Angel Oak Elementary School ATTN: require a ticket. Saturday, Nov. 3
with presumably unexpected effects since side of the desk from the guy who always line. The Hootieville Holiday Shop will PTA, 6134 Chisholm Road Johns Island
Act 388 went into effect 12 years ago. give every student an opportunity to The CSOL Tour of Homes includes 9:30 a.m. Check-in and tour starts on
bought the [combos]. Tempel got her store SC 29455. Please indicate Holiday Shop live music and refreshments. Advance
Rural districts don’t have the same front, the first of several endeavors which experience the joy of shopping for gifts in the memo field and recipients will be the Green at Freshfields Village
for their loved ones and pets the week of tickets for the tour are $45 and are 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Self-guided Tour of
purchasing power as their counterparts to speak to her business acumen, support of mailed receipts. available online at CSOLInc.org, the
begin with, and urban centers have come small business in general, and, of course, December 17. The experience of shopping Homes and Pop-Up Shop
will be connected to math and writing For additional information contact Kiawah Island Municipal Center on Betsy
to recognize the roller-coaster nature of education. Kerrison Parkway and Indigo Books, 5 p.m. Free concert in the East Beach
curriculum. Barbara Griffin griffib@clemson.edu and/
predicting sales. “We know how uneven Tempel’s years in the classroom led or Michelle Faust by email mfaustsc@gmail. Freshfields Village. Tickets purchased the Conference Center
and unpredictable the sales tax is. Schools to a position as the curriculum specialist In order to provide affordable options,
com or phone 843.327.6742. day of the event will be $50.
need a steady stream of funding, and need for math, science and technology in donations of gently used and/or new items,
to know [what to expect] a couple years Charleston. She subsequently established
in advance,” said Tempel. “Charleston the Science Resource Center for
endured an $18 million shortfall last Lowcountry schools. She leveraged that
year, which resulted in the loss of 170 success into positions as assistant principal
teachers,” begging the question of how the at Buist Academy, interim principal at
Lowcountry will cope with an estimated CE Williams, and principal at Academic
$40 million shortfall in the current year. Magnet High School. The three schools
Asked what she would do in her first have set a high bar as models for the rest
100 days, the sort of question typically of the state at a time before there was a
reserved for the executive/governors shortage of teachers.
branch, Tempel responded quickly. “Health, jobs, all of it starts with
She pointed out the education funding education. Our kids aren’t [even] getting
problem is a known quantity, and vowed the jobs in our area because they aren’t
to reanimate previous efforts to remedy it, ready,” said Tempel. She wants to be
which withered on the vine in Columbia’s a full time legislator so she can spend
“business as usual” climate. “People want whatever time is required to be an “agent
low taxes, and they get them, but our kids of change,” and proudly announced
get the shaft,” said the retired educator. the endorsement of the South Carolina
Tempel grew up working in her father’s Education Association.
tool & die shop. She always wanted to be There’s plenty of time left to meet
a biology teacher, but when she eventually Tempel, who has been visiting meet &
moved to the Lowcountry, there were greets in SC-115 and hosting picnics most
no teaching positions available. Anxious weekends. More information and a list of
to augment her husband George’s bread upcoming events visit CarolTempel.com/.
6 October 26, 2018

Deadline approaching to protect

threatened coastal birds
For The Island Connection

Coastal Bird Conservation Program, nesting habitat on Crab Bank was washed
supported by groups including Audubon away, removing any opportunity for
South Carolina, Coastal Expeditions, the nesting birds during the 2018 season.
South Carolina Coastal Conservation A long-awaited dredging project to
League and the South Carolina Wildlife deepen the federal channel in Charleston
Federation. Harbor holds the key to saving Crab
The program’s first project, raising Bank. Overseen by the U.S. Army Corps
approximately $2 million needed to take of Engineers, the “Post-45” Charleston
advantage of a cost-share opportunity to Harbor Deepening Project is expected to
renourish Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary reach areas of the Lower Harbor in the
in Charleston Harbor, has gotten off to early part of 2019, giving the Coastal Bird
a good start, with more than $340,000 Conservation Program until December
raised so far, but more is needed in order 2018 to raise the funds needed to help
to meet the December deadline for cost-share the renourishment of Crab
SCDNR’s obligation to fund their portion Bank with the dredged material from the
of the renourishment project, with the deepening project. As many as 80 acres
A black skimmer flies over the SCDNR’s Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary in Charleston U.S. Army Corps of Engineers providing could be restored, which would provide
Harbor. Photo by Felicia Sanders. the rest, a little more than $2.6 million. 28 acres of upland habitat for nesting and

oastal bird populations face State is a critical link in preserving these Crab Bank, one of five designated loafing coastal birds.
multiple threats, including habitat birds; numerous species of nesting and seabird sanctuaries owned by the “Crab Bank, if renourished, can
loss and degradation, human migrating birds visit our coastline each SCDNR, has been nationally recognized produce hundreds of thousands of
disturbance, increased predation and sea year, including a remarkable 38 percent as an Audubon Important Bird Area. In young birds over the next fifty years”
level rise, and an innovative public-private of all the nesting brown pelicans on the the past, Crab Bank has provided nesting said SCDNR Wildlife Biologist Felicia
partnership needs to raise $1.2 million East Coast during summer and some of habitat for as many as 5,000 birds in a Sanders.
between now and Dec. 14 in order to the largest colonies of skimmers and terns single nesting season, including large
take advantage of a prime opportunity to in the Southeast. Individuals interested in supporting or
colonies of brown pelicans, terns, black
address this problem in SC. learning more about this important endeavor
To help address the growing threats skimmers, egrets and herons, and a few
will find more detailed information on
Populations of many coastal bird species to these birds, the South Carolina dozen American oystercatchers. Due to
the Coastal Bird Conservation website at
have declined by 70 percent during the Department of Natural Resources wave erosion over the past 50 years and
last forty to sixty years, and the Palmetto (SCDNR) established the South Carolina Hurricane Irma in 2017, all the available
October 26, 2018 7
for your health

Hibernating is not an option

For The Island Connection

of causes, but I believe that the main one is caffeine

consumption. Many health professionals tell their
patients that it is ok to use caffeine until 5 p.m., but I
have found that in my patients who have sleep problems
and use any caffeine during the day, even having a cup
of coffee or tea or hot chocolate early in the morning,
can affect the ability to sleep. (There are many who do
not have this caffeine sensitivity, but they do not have
sleep problems!) Caffeine is in coffee, tea, decaf, sodas,
chocolate and Excedrin.
Alcohol also disrupts sleep, even though many people
think it puts them to sleep. Actually, they “pass out”
and awake a little later and then need more alcohol to
get them back to sleep for a little while. Sleep apnea is
another cause and not only disrupts sleep, but contributes
to heart problems. It may be diagnosed with a sleep
study. Anxiety/depression also disrupts sleep and there
are several treatments for this common condition.
Pain can keep people waking throughout the night, so
adequate treatment is needed. (Pain will be discussed in
a future column). Have your thyroid checked if you are

all is here and it’s the time for many animals to poor work performance, marital problems, behavior hyperactive, this may be the cause of a sleep problem.
get ready to hibernate, or sleep, for the winter. problems in children and underachievement in school. Leaving TV and cellphone on in the bedroom can affect
We humans don’t need to do that for survival, so Some people are misdiagnosed as a result of this and sleep- especially for children who are talking on their
we don’t have that “luxury”, but our bodies do need to instead of being told to get more sleep, they are put on cellphone all night. If a room is too light or too warm,
“hibernate” for the night, or for the day if one works at medication for ADD, anxiety or depression. Some end this too may inhibit a good night’s sleep.
night! up with domestic violence problems. This is one of the Think about what may be causing your sleep problem,
Researchers do not know exactly why we need the biggest problems that I see in my psychotherapy practice. but the simplest is to make sure to turn out your bedroom
sleep, but they know that our bodies deteriorate in many Most health care professionals recommend seven or light early enough to get the 7-8 hours of hibernation
ways if we don’t get it. We start to get very achy and eight hours for the great majority of people, but on rare that you need and lots of problems will solve themselves!
irritable if we’re not getting enough of it. It’s one of the occasions, some people feel totally rested after three or Please send your questions to foxb@bodyandsoultherapy.
biggest causes of fatigue, inability to fight off disease or four hours. com or send them to 2045 Maybank Hwy., Charleston
recover from a disease, inability to focus or concentrate, What causes sleep problems? There are a myriad 29412.
8 October 26, 2018
fundraising arts & events

Mt. Zion Holiday Fund SIAG Artist of the Month


STAFF REPORT For The Island Connection

The Island Connection

“ V
isit the front hallway of the
Lake House during the month
of November to enjoy Tina
‘Tis once again that time of year Mayland’s latest exhibit of her paintings.
When we seek your patronage to spread Christmas cheer. Mayland is an oil painter whose work
can also be found in the Wells Gallery
For the past eleven years, it has been such a joy at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island or at
To provide Mt. Zion students with gifts of clothing, books and toys. WellsGallery.com. She has been teaching
For many of the children, these gifts they receive Art Classes for the Kiawah Island
Are the only ones under the tree Christmas Eve. Golf Resort for 5 years and has studied
Each family is also given certificates for food domestically and internationally in
To help make a special holiday meal for their brood. France, Italy, England and the Caribbean
The nurse at Mt. Zion and the teachers as well
Are busy identifying families whose needs we can fill.
Our main goal each year always has been
To put smiles on the faces of these special children.

But without you it can’t happen, so please help us spread Christmas cheer,
With your generous support, this can be their best year!
under numerous nationally known artists.
Mayland is active in the local art
community, having served on the Board
of Directors of the Charleston Art Guild
for four years and as a member of the
Seabrook Island Artist Guild for 12 years.
She is a native Charlestonian for whom
Tina Mayland. Photo provided.
the Lowcountry of South Carolina is as
close to paradise as any place on earth. is reveling in her “rewired” life. “I’m
“My grandparents owned a farm on testament to the fact that you can go
Wadmalaw Island, just outside of Charleston. home again and that the post-career stage
Donations made out to “Mt. Zion Charlotte Moran, 843.768.3083 As a child, I built forts in live oak trees, can be the most fulfilling.”
Holiday Fund” may be sent to Anne Pam Steele, 843.768.8027 played in the pluff mud of the marshes, and Tina can be reached at her website
Smith, 2849 Cap’n Sams Road, Seabrook Jane Morris, 843.408.3987 galloped my horse through Lowcountry www.TinaMaylandArt.com or email
Island, SC 29455. forests,” recalls Mayland. “Capturing the Tina@TinaMaylandArt.com.
Susan Colatsky, 843.243.0228.
They may also be given to: essence of that landscape in my art is a way of
They may also be dropped off at the For information on the Guild events,
Marilyn Armstrong, 843.768.9252 Racquet Club or Golf Club Pro Shops on recapturing the joys of my youth.”
workshops and membership, please visit
Paula Adamson, 843.768.4881 Seabrook Island. A recovering workaholic, Mayland SeabrookIslandArtistGuild.com.

arts & events

Holiday Art Show and Sale

BY BETSY TURNER photograph or beautiful craft would be
For The Island Connection a unique and much-appreciated gift for
family or friends. You might even discover

a treat for yourself.
ome and celebrate the talents
of Seabrook residents. Artists, This is the Seabrook Island Artist
photographers and crafters will Guild’s last show of 2018, so don’t
display their work and host a reception miss this opportunity to see what your
on the day after Thanksgiving at the Lake neighbors have been working on all year.
House, from 3-6 p.m. For more information on the guild
To kick off the holiday season, some events, workshops and membership, please
works will be for sale. A painting, visit SeabrookIslandArtistGuild.com.
October 26, 2018 9

Two Grand Slam champs enter Volvo field

C H A R L E S T O N ’ S W TA E V E N T
For Island Connection

aroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens, both The nine-day Volvo Car Open is the largest women’s-
Grand Slam and Volvo Car Open champions, only tennis tournament in North America and attracts
have committed to play the 2019 Volvo Car Open, an average of 90,000 attendees and more than 100 of the
March 30 – April 7, 2019 on Daniel Island in Charleston, top singles and doubles tennis players.
South Carolina. Patrons have the option to choose from individual
“Welcoming back two of our own champions is a tickets, ticket packages and travel packages. Ticket prices
great way to kick off the 2019 tournament,” said Eleanor range from $25 for an individual session to $540 for an
Adams, Volvo Car Open Tournament Manager. “Both all-inclusive weeklong package with complimentary access
Caroline and Sloane have had sensational seasons, and into a private hospitality suite. The Volvo Car Open also
already having two Grand Slam champions in our field offers packages that include premium seats, ticket savings
takes our competition to the next level. We know our and membership into the tournament’s Ace Club.
fans are in for a very special week in 2019! The Ace Club is a program for package holders that
World No. 2 Wozniacki won the Australian Open, provides unparalleled amenities and benefits during the
her first Grand Slam title, in January. The Dane also tournament, including private bag storage, invitations
captured the title in Eastbourne and reached the finals to the “Selection Party”, a tournament poster, incentive
in Auckland, semifinals in Doha and quarterfinals in membership cards and much more. In addition,
St. Petersburg, Istanbul and Rome this year. In total, members have the option to opt-in for Ace Lounge
Wozniacki has 29 WTA career titles. She celebrated her access, an exclusive hospitality location providing first-
ninth straight season with a top 20 finish in 2017. class amenities like live entertainment, air-conditioning,
Wozniacki holds a 16-4 win/loss record in Charleston. elevated food options and more.
She’s found success on the Volvo Car Open’s green clay, For more information on the tournament and ticket
capturing the title in 2011 and reaching the finals in options, visit volvocaropen.com or call 800.677.2293.
2009. The upcoming tournament will be her sixth time
competing in Charleston. The Volvo Car Open is North America’s largest women’s-
only tennis tournament. The event, formerly known as the
“I’m excited to return to Charleston next year for the
Family Circle Cup, moved to Charleston, S.C., in 2001
tournament,” said Wozniacki. “I always enjoy playing
from Hilton Head Island, S.C., and will celebrate its 47th
there and look forward to competing in front of the great
tournament in 2019. The Volvo Car Open welcomes more
crowds again. The fans make the tournament feel so
than 90,000 spectators each year. The tournament features
special to me… I can really hear them and that always
Caroline Wozniacki 2018 Australian Open Champion. a singles draw of 56 players, a qualifying draw of 32 players
fuels me to play my best!”
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.com. and a doubles draw of 16 players. In conjunction with
Stephens, the World No. 9, won the 2017 US Open Tennis Channel and WTA Media, the Volvo Car Open is
following an 11-month hiatus from tennis due to a foot The American won the 2016 Volvo Car Open and has showcased from the first ball struck in main draw competition
injury. She became the fifth unseeded women in the competed in Charleston six times. She holds a 6-5 win/ to the last ball played in finals, throughout the U.S. and 174
Open Era to win a major – just 69 days after returning to loss record. international partners. The tournament receives more than
the sport and six weeks after her ranking had dropped to “I can’t wait to play in Charleston next year,” said 100 hours of tennis; live from Charleston, broadcast across
No. 957 in the world. Stephens. “I’ve been disappointed that injuries have kept the globe to millions of fans. The tournament is operated by
Her remarkable comeback continued during her 2018 me from competing in the Volvo Car Open the last two Charleston Tennis, LLC. For more information on the Volvo
season, where she captured the title in Miami and made years. Charleston is one of my favorite cities, and I’m Car Open, visit VolvoCarOpen.com or call 800.677.2293.
the finals in Paris and Montreal. She recently reached the ready to finally return!”
quarterfinals in the US Open.
10 October 26, 2018

Cunningham speaks at SIAN

The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer

ome quality one-on-one time Cunningham said his opponent hasn’t
with congressional candidate Joe been up front about her support for the
Cunningham (SC-1) was all the Sea Trump energy plan, or the president in
Islands Action Network (SIAN) needed general. “If somebody lies to you during
to say on its announcement. The Oyster the campaign, they’ll lie to you when
Catcher Community Center on Seabrook they’re in office [regarding the energy
Island seemed thronged like never before plan]. Trump isn’t on the ballot, but our
on Oct. 9. SIAN scheduled the 4 p.m. values are,” he said of his opponent’s ties
event without longwinded presentations to the president.
on the agenda. Although some chairs Cunningham closed his brief remarks
made it out of storage, the casual “meet & with the old presumably Cherokee
greet” format encouraged standing with proverb of the “Two Wolves.” You know
the candidate. the one; “An old Cherokee is teaching
his grandson about life. ‘A fight is going
on inside me,’ he said to the boy. ‘It is a
terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow,
what defines regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,
resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
us goes beyond superiority, and ego.’ He continued, ‘The
party labels. other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion,
and faith. The same fight is going on
inside you – and inside every other person,
“Joe Cunningham here, I want to too.’ The grandson thought about it for a
be your next congressman,” exclaimed minute and then asked his grandfather,
the candidate as he entered the room to ‘Which wolf will win?’ The old Cherokee
welcoming applause. “We had to be here simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’”
by 4:00 so we left about a week ago,” he Having set the stage, Cunningham
added to appreciative chuckles. “I’m doing began fielding individual questions.
this because of my 8 month old baby boy. Those waiting their turn either listened
He’s the gas in my tank, the what, why, in, or strolled past a table of brochures.
and who I’m doing this for. [Someday] Campaign staff were only too ready to
I’ll tell my son ‘I stood with you and explain Cunningham’s focus of knocking
defended Medicare and Social Security… on doors. “It’s the best way to connect
for a maximum of three terms in office.’” with people,” one staffer was heard to say,
“What defines us goes beyond party followed closely by phone calls, texting,
labels. This [election] is a monumental, bulk emails and the Lowcountry Brewery
watershed moment for our future. I’ve tour.
raised a million dollars without taking any One of Cunningham’s unique efforts is
corporate donations while my opponent his working tour of Lowcountry breweries.
has, including from oil companies. [My A different brewery is selected for each
opponent] said she supported the president’s adventure using a format is similar to the
energy plan on video, which includes one employed by SIAN on Seabrook, but
offshore drilling,” said Cunningham. He the local pub may take less than a week
went on to say his opposition to drilling to find.
along the east coast is one of the reasons he
has won the endorsements of many coastal For more information and a schedule
mayors, including republicans James of opportunities to meet Joe, visit
Carroll (Isle of Palms), and Tim Goodwin JoeCunninghamForCongress.com/.
(Folly Beach).
October 26, 2018 11
mystery plant

A prickle by any other name is not a thorn

For The Island Connection

erhaps you have heard of a certain plant Georgia to Pennsylvania, and then even father
with this provocative common name, north to Michigan and eastern Canada. What a
“Blaspheme-vine”. This, of course, is a well- wonderful shrub it is! It can grow to 12 or so feet
known species of Smilax, specifically Smilax tall, producing long, arching branches, flexible and
laurifolia, which grows from New Jersey all the tough. The opposite leaves are relatively large, 5-6”
way to Texas, mostly on the Coastal Plain, and long and nearly as wide, rough-textured and deep
usually in damp habitats. It is a major component green, looking a bit like leaves of a mulberry. In the
of our Southeastern “pocosins”, these famous as early summer come clusters of white flowers which
shrub-dominated ecosystems prone to burning. are somewhat stinky; flashy sterile flowers surround
Within these pocosins are a wide variety of the more humble fertile ones in the center of each
shrubby species, especially native hollies and cluster. By the late summer, those fertile flowers
members of the blueberry family, in addition to will have produced green drupes, which, with
Blaspheme-vine, all of whose leaves will burn age, transform to pink, then red, and ultimately
ferociously. Thus, a fire within a pocosin habitat, purplish-black. The fruits are said to be tasty ---I’ve
whether natural or of “prescribed” cause, can be never tried them--and once fully ripened, resemble
an awesome sight. raisins, and they make a nice snack. (Watch out
Anyway, “Blaspheme-vine” has earned for the pit, though.) Those big leaves become a
that common name because the vines form marvelous shade of orange or scarlet, depending on
impenetrable tangles…and the stems are equipped local conditions. This is one of the most attractive
with dangerously sharp prickles. (Not “thorns”… shrubs you can see in the mountains at this time of
but that’s another story.) A person, perhaps a the year, and a good place to scout it out would be
hunter, nature photographer, or even an intrepid the Blue Ridge Parkway.
botanist who ends up in a pocosin surrounded Now back to the connection with “Blaspheme-
by Smilax laurifolia will soon recognize his or vine”: individual plants, once they have reached
her miserable situation, and might eventually be some size, commonly have their branches touch
inclined to utter an indelicate word or two: that’s the ground, and form roots. Intricately dense
why it’s called “Blaspheme vine”. But this week’s thickets are those formed, and if the plants are
Mystery Plant is not Blaspheme-vine. present in sufficient numbers, will make you trip
It is a deciduous shrub that can be found rather and fall, wrapped up in the flexuous branches, and
commonly in woods and forests at relatively trapped. In such a situation you might be inclined
high elevations in the Southeast, generally to utter an oath. At least there aren’t any prickles!
above 3000’. It is at home in the cool woods [Answer: “Hobblebush,” Viburnum lantanoides]
of the Appalachian Mountains from northern Photo by Will Stuart.
October 26 Island Connection Calendar November 10
ONGOING MORE INFO: Local, mixed community Wednesdays Thursdays & Sundays WHAT: Get to Know the Transgender distribute it our neighbors in Johns Island, Delphi Trio, founder and artistic director welcome. Retractable leashes, bicycles,
WHAT: Southbound: Photographs of and chorus, open for membership. Season runs WHAT: Kids Fishing Tournament WHAT: Live Music Community, Lee Ann Leland Wadmalaw and James Island who struggle of New Piano Collective and the San skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are
about the New South October through March. For information WHERE: Bohicket Marina WHERE: 48 A Wine Bar WHERE: Johns Island Regional Library with hunger. Francisco International Piano Festival. not permitted for safety reasons. Tickets:
WHERE: Halsey Institute of contact Director of Music, Van McCollum at WHEN: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. WHEN: 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased $12/$10 Move IT! Pass Holder; $15 on Nov.
Contemporary Art 404.401.0678 or vanmccollum@bellsouth.net. MORE INFO: A Fishing Tournament just MORE INFO: Featuring 48 wines MORE INFO: Transformative local FRIDAY, NOV. 2 online at go.cofc.edu/ips, at the door, by 7 or after. Visit HolidayFestivalofLights.
WHEN: Oct. 19 - March 2 for kids ages 4-14. Two rounds of fishing. by the glass every day. For details visit series invites community to converse emailing concerts@cofc.edu, or by calling com to purchase tickets.
MORE INFO: An unprecedented Tuesdays Arrive at least 15 minutes before your FortyEightWineBar.com. with individuals who have been exposed WHAT: Kids On Point: Chucktown Talks 843.953.6315.
exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and desired round. It’s only $7 per participant to prejudice or stigma, and engage in an WHERE: TD Arena THURSDAY, NOV. 8
director and chief curator of the Halsey Activities which includes all bait and fishing rods. Saturday open, honest and respectful dialogue. WHEN: 6 p.m. pre-show VIP event, 7 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7
Institute of Contemporary Art, and WHERE: Nathaniel Russell House Every tournament produces 3 winners WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market Leland is co-facilitator of the Charleston p.m. program WHAT: Human figure drawing workshop
Mark Long, professor of political science, WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. which will receive a tournament shirt, bait, WHERE: Charleston Collegiate SChool, Area Transgender Support Group, on the MORE INFO: Norte Dame Superstar, WHAT: Pedal & Panache WHERE: Eagle’s Nest studio, The Lake
both of whom are on the faculty of the MORE INFO: Family tours start on the half- bucket and bragging rights. Questions call 2024 Academy Rd. Board of We Are Family and received the RU-DY Ruettiger hosts an evening event WHERE: Cannon Green, 103 Spring St. House
College of Charleston. For info visit hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Docent- 248.719.0076. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Leadership Award in 2017 to benefit Kids On Point year-round WHEN: 6-9 p.m. WHEN: 1-3:30 p.m.
SouthboundProject.org. led scavenger hunt tours, historic games and MORE INFO: Charleston’s only year- from the Alliance For Full Acceptance. For programming. Against all odds on a MORE INFO: Gala features music by The MORE INFO: The Seabrook Island
toys in the garden. HistoricCharleston.org for WHAT: Timbers Kiawah Concerts in the round farmers market, highlighting more information contact ccpl.org or call gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel Black Diamond Band, open bar with local Artist Guild’s “free and open to everyone
Mondays information and to purchase tickets for the date Courtyard produce and locally produced goods 843.559.1945. “Rudy” Ruettiger in 27 seconds, carved beer, wine, and a special cocktail by The workshop program “, Bob LeFevre will
WHAT: Family Trees and museum house you would like to attend. WHERE: The Courtyard between Hege’s and foods. Live music, kids activities. his name into history books as perhaps Rarebit, hors d’oeuvres from Cannon teach and demonstrate proper proportions,
WHERE: Walton Hall at St. John’s Parish, and Java Java (Freshfields Village) JohnsIslandFarmersMarket.com for details. WHAT: SIB Beyond our Backyard - one of the most famous graduates of the Green, a reusable gift bag of goodies foreshortening, shading, lost/found edges,
3673 Maybank Hwy. WHAT: Kick-it at Bohicket WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Birding Bear Island & Donnelley WMA University of Notre Dame. curated by our generous sponsors, and a etc. No prior drawing experience required.
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. WHERE: Bohicket Marina MORE INFO: Join Timbers Kiawah in Third Saturday of WHERE: Bear Island & Donnelley WMA VIP $75 per ticket, Program $20 per silent auction boasting tickets to events, Materials required: drawing pad (minimum
MORE INFO: Begin exploring the WHEN: 6:30 p.m. The Courtyard every Wednesday for live the Month WHEN: 6 a.m.–2 p.m. ticket, $10 student ticket available at original handmade goods and artwork, and 11”x14”), drawing pencils (soft lead) or
process of clearing title for heirs’ property MORE INFO: Face painting, a balloon music with Chris Dodson, outdoor kids WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee MORE INFO: Part of the ACE Basin, RudyRuettiger.eventbrite.com. more. Tickets $55 presale through Oct. 4, charcoal, eraser (kneaded is best). To register
by defining the family tree. For more artist, DJ and sand art bracelets. Co- games, local art and beverages provided WHERE: Freshfields Village, Kiawah this area is perfect habitat for birds with $65 through Nov. 7 at CharlestonMoves. contact Bob at rodory@gmail.com.
information or to make an appointment sponsored by The Town of Seabrook Island by Timbers Kiawah. The series will run WHEN: 9-11 a.m. ponds, rivers, salt marsh, freshwater SATURDAY, NOV. 3 org/pedal-panache.
for an initial assessment call 843.810.1036 & Bohicket Merchants Association. For through Wed., Aug. 29. MORE INFO: This free event will feature marsh, mudflats mixed pine-hardwood SATURDAY, NOV. 10
questions call Todd at 248.719.0076. forest and farmland. Visit website WHAT: Charleston Symphony Orchestra WHAT: Holiday Festival of Lights Fun
antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any
SeabrookIslandBirders.org or send an WHERE: East Beach Conf. Center, Run & Walk WHAT: Mad Hatter Fur Ball
WHAT: Farmer’s Market WHAT: English Conversation Club other cool cars. Coffee and other refreshments
First and Third email to SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail. Kiawah WHERE: James Island County Park WHERE: Francis Marion Hotel
WHERE: Freshfields Village WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library available for purchase by Java Java Coffee
Tuesdays com if you would like to attend or have WHEN: 5 p.m. WHEN: Nov. 7 & 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WHEN: 6:30-11 p.m.
WHEN: 4 - 8 p.m. WHEN: 2 p.m. House. If you have any specific questions
WHAT: The Charleston County Public questions. MORE INFO: Free concert following the MORE INFO: Exclusive preview of the MORE INFO: Pet Helpers largest
MORE INFO: Shop locally grown organic MORE INFO: Practice speaking English about the event, please contact Bruce
Library Bookmobile 21st Annual Symphony Tour of Homes, Holiday Festival of Lights on foot before fundraiser of the year. Music by Plane Jane
produce along with specialty food products, with a small group. Beginners to advanced Stemerman at bstemerman@gmail.com.
sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Arts & it is opened for the season to drive thru and an Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter
delicious treats, fresh seafood and Lowcountry WHERE: Parking lot behind Hege’s learners welcome. A children’s program SUNDAY, OCT. 28 Cultural Events Council. theme. Live and silent auction, delicious
traffic only. Tickets are limited and must
crafts. Or come hungry and enjoy BBQ, take- WHEN: 10-11 a.m. and/or craft will be provided during the FRIDAY, OCT. 26 food, cocktails and fun for all! Order
away dinners, sweets and more. MORE INFO: Bookmobile is back the club meeting. Registration is not required; WHAT: Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen be purchased in advance. A registered and
first and third Tuesdays of the month. The call 843.559.1945 for more information. WHAT: College of Charleston Opera WHERE: Gaillard Center SUNDAY, NOV. 4 paid chaperone is required for ages 15 and tickets online at PetHelpers.org or email
schedule for the summer is June 19, July 3 WHERE: Simons Center for the Arts, 54 WHEN: 8 p.m. under. Socialized dogs on a short leash are furball@pethelpers.org for info.
WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir WHAT: SIB Backyard Birding at Wildcat
WHERE: Church of Our Savior & 17, August 7 & 21. Thursdays Saint Philip St. MORE INFO: Texas gentlemen, Lyle
Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, join forces Point
WHEN: 1 p.m. WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
for an up-close and personal concert, WHERE: Private residence, Seabrook
Activities MORE INFO: An evening of opera
swapping songs on acoustic guitars like Island
WHERE: Aiken-Rhett House scenes and musical favorites directed by
they used to do on Keen’s front porch in WHEN: 7–9 a.m.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. lyric soprano Saundra DeAthos-Meers,
College Station, Texas. For tickets visit MORE INFO: Daylight savings time
MORE INFO: Family tours start on the half- Assistant Professor of Voice/Opera, and
GaillardCenter.org. begins this day. Those birds will be out
hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Docent- Amanda Castellone, Assistant Director
earlier in the early light. At a private
led scavenger hunt tours, historic games and of the Opera Program. Tickets online at
residence, try and identify some fall
toys in the garden. HistoricCharleston.org for music.cofc.edu/concerts/cofc-ensembles or THURSDAY, NOV. 1 migration birds that may still be coming
information and to purchase tickets for the date cash/check at the door. $15 general; $10 for
WHAT: Canned Food Drive through. Visit SeabrookIslandBirders.
and museum house you would like to attend. students. For more info call 843.953.5927.
WHERE: The Lake House or SIPOA Office org or send an email to
WHAT: Live Music at The Andell Inn SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail.com for
WHEN: Month of Nov.
WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, SATURDAY, OCT. 27 location information or questions.
MORE INFO: This year’s goal is to donate
Freshfields Village
WHAT: Run Like The Devil 7,500 pounds of canned food. Bring
WHEN: 6-8 p.m.
MORE INFO: Relax with cool jazz WHERE: Mullet Hall Equestrian Center canned foods to The Lake House or to the TUESDAY, NOV. 6
WHEN: 9 a.m. SIPOA Administrative Office and place
every Thursday evening in the lounge of WHAT: Jeffrey LaDeur, pianist
MORE INFO: Charleston Collegiate them under the “NEW DONATIONS”
the Andell Inn Hotel. Drinks and food WHERE: Sottile Theater
School’s annual 5K and Family Fun Run. sign. Please check the expiration dates
available. No cover charge. 843.793.6050. WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Food, Halloween-themed games, costume before donating. All the donated food
AndellInn.com. MORE INFO: College of Charleston
contest, prizes, and more. Register at will be delivered to the Sea Island
Hunger Awareness Foundation who will International Piano Series presents
Jeffrey LaDeur: founding member of the
14 October 26, 2018
seasons of the south

Spicy Candied Walnuts

For Island Connection

J ust in time for fall these sweet and

spicy morsels keep for weeks. Enjoy
them on a cheese plate, tossed on
green salad or even as a garnish for sweet
Marilyn Markel is the General
Manager of The Spice and Tea Exchange
in Charleston, a gourmet spice and tea shop
that inspires her cooking on a daily basis.
potatoes or pumpkin pie! One of the top culinary instructors in the
Ingredients: South, Marilyn has pursued her passion
1 lb whole walnuts for teaching in Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas,
Texas; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and
1 - 1 1/2 pack habanero sugar (about 1/4
the Charleston, South Carolina, area
where she now resides. The Georgia native
1/2 cup powdered sugar has taught countless classes on all aspects of
1 tsp fleur de sel cooking and served as culinary director for
Instructions: several schools. She is the author of Southern
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Breads cookbook by Arcadia Publishing.
2. Bring a medium pot of water Marilyn has been a member of Les Dames
to a boil. Blanch walnuts in d’Escoffier, Southern Foodways Alliance
boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and International Association of Culinary
thoroughly. Professionals (IACP). Her work has appeared
3. In a large bowl combine sugars in the Charleston Post and Courier, Island
and salt. Toss pecans with sugar Eye News among other newspapers, and
mixture and stir until evenly the magazine Edible Piedmont, and she
coated. Pour mixture onto an was featured in the documentary Pimento
oiled pan or a pan lined with a Cheese, Please, produced by the Southern
silpat. Foodways Alliance.
4. Bake for 30 minutes stirring every
10 minutes until lightly browned
all over. Cool completely and store
in an airtight container.
October 26, 2018 15
financial focus

Consolidating accounts leads to

clear financial strategy
For The Island Connection

one of us can completely control forget about your own money, consider But beyond reducing your possible With all your accounts in one place,
all the things that happen to us. this: Well over $40 billion in unclaimed fees, paperwork and potential for lost you’ll find it easier to keep the big picture
Yet, when it comes to achieving cash and property, including 401(k)s, assets, consolidating your accounts with in mind and make the moves necessary to
your long-term financial goals, including one provider can give you a centralized, help you progress toward your financial
a comfortable retirement, you do have a unifying investment strategy, one that can goals. Two main actions include buying
great deal of power – as long as you follow help you in the following ways: or selling investments and adjusting your
a clear, well-defined financial strategy. if you own Diversification portfolio to make it more aggressive or
And one way to help build and maintain several If you own several different financial conservative, depending on your situation.
such a strategy is by consolidating your different accounts, including IRAs, 401(k)s and Avoiding mistakes
financial accounts. online accounts, you might have many If you own several separate accounts,
Over the course of their lives, many financial similar investments within them. You you could see a loss in one or more of
people pick up a variety of financial accounts, might even own a cash-value insurance them and overreact by selling investments
accounts from multiple sources. They including IRAs, policy containing investments that closely that could still be valuable to you. But
might have a few IRAs from different track the ones you have in the other with a consolidated investment platform,
providers, a couple of old 401(k) plans 401(k)s and accounts. This type of duplication can be you can see more clearly that the impact
from past employers, an insurance policy online accounts, harmful, because if a market downturn of a loss may be small, relative to the rest
(or two) purchased many years ago, and a primarily affects one type of asset, and of your holdings.
scattershot of stocks, bonds, certificates of you might have your portfolio is dominated by that asset As we’ve seen, consolidating your
deposit and other investments. many similar or similar ones, you could take a big hit. investment accounts with a single
If this picture describes your investments But if you have all your investments in provider can have several advantages. So
situation, you may want to think about the same place, a financial professional think carefully about bringing everything
consolidating. For one thing, having within them. can review your holdings and recommend together, you may find that there’s
a variety of accounts can run up a lot appropriate ways to diversify your strength in unity.
of fees. Furthermore, you’ll have lots investment dollars. (Be aware, though,
of paperwork to keep track of all your that while diversification can reduce Dimi Matouchev is a financial advisor
accounts, including several different tax pensions and IRAs, is awaiting return the impact of market volatility on your with Edward Jones, located at 1505
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accounts, you risk forgetting about some the National Association of Unclaimed protect against all losses. information, call 843.886.9229 or visit
of them and if you don’t think you’d ever Property Administrators. EdwardJones.com.
Staying on track