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Kiawah
Conservancy
welcomes
new staff
LAND
P R E S E R VAT I O N
C O O R D I N AT O R ,
LEE BUNDRICK
BY CHASE SANDERS
For The Island Connection

T
he Kiawah Conservancy is excited
to announce and welcome a new
Land Preservation Coordinator, Lee
Bundrick. Originally from Chapin, South
Carolina, Lee moved to Charleston in 2016
after graduating from Clemson University
with a BS degree in horticulture in 2015.
He is currently studying at the College of
Charleston to receive concurrent master's
degrees in environmental studies and
Jim Jordan, Wildlife Biologist for the Town of Kiawah Island. Photo provided.
public administration. Lee began his career
working as a research assistant at the SC Sea

Coastal mayors convene in IOP Grant Consortium on projects related to the


deliberative discussion on coastal issues and
coastal resilience to natural hazards.
S C B E A C H A D V O C AT E S E D U C AT E S Lee and his wife Adrienne, also a
Clemson graduate, were married last July,
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS and live on James Island. Adrienne is
currently working on her PharmD/MBA
BY GREGG BRAGG at MUSC.
The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer

D
r. Nicole Elko did her undergraduate work at Penn State, economic, environmental, and civic benefits of South Carolina
and earned both a Masters and a PhD in coastal geology Beaches,” Elko said.
from the University of South Florida. She felt there was a Elko began her career in Florida. She worked with and sculpted
void she could fill in shaping SC’s beach management policy, so she her organization after the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation
established the South Carolina Beach Advocates (SCBA) in 2015. Association.
The nascent organization has been gaining traction since then. It “All the communities would come together with one voice. They
reached its full bloom during their annual meeting held at the Wild would approach regulators when necessary and legislators when
Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, Feb. 11 and 12. necessary. The one beach gal/guy in a [municipality] is usually doing
SCBA’s mission is to educate the public, regulatory authorities, that work in a vacuum, and it’s great to come together and share
and elected officials on the environmental, economic, and societal ideas with people from different communities, who are struggling
impact of South Carolina's beaches and inlets. with the same challenges.
“This is the state’s only organization formed by elected officials “Beachfront management issues; managing the sand you have,
to represent the state’s beach communities. The organization’s Lee Bundrick and wife Adrienne.
mission is to educate decision makers and the public as to the SC Beach Advocates continues on page 6 Photo provided.

LCFB 20th Gala Learning at St Johns Volvo Car Open


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special guest column

Stomping with the GOP


A ROUSING EXPERIENCE
Lynn Pierotti Kobrovsky invited me to attend on French’s
publisher behalf. I consider Kobrovsky a good friend.
lynn@luckydognews.com I’ve known him since his days as a member
of Charleston County School Board. Our
Katy Calloway views sometimes differ, but Kobrovsky’s
managing editor
an attorney - he thinks objectively, and he’s
a smart guy. Whether or not I agree with
katy@luckydognews.com his positions, I always see some logic in his
perspectives. I’ve come to value and trust his
Jennifer Tuohy opinions. I was reluctant to get involved in
contributing editor the controversy. Larry convinced me to look
at the big picture. Most folks understood Burke High School Stage Band performed
jennifer@luckydognews.com James Brown’s, Pass the Peas.
how progressive the initiative is, he said.
I drew on a quote by Martin L. King the Democratic Party enjoys from Black
Alejandro Ferreyros Jr., “The ultimate measure of a man is not voters is political, economic and social
senior graphic designer where he stands in moments of comfort suicide. I view the local Republican Party’s
alejandro@luckydognews.com and convenience, but where he stands at outreach during Black History Month as
times of challenge and controversy,” and a political lifeline offering an alternative
Lori McGee chose to trust my friend. to that suicide. As the old people say, “It’s
sales manager I couldn’t have made a better choice. a poor rat which only has one hole” and
From the moment I entered the building “never put all your eggs in one basket.”
lori@luckydognews.com
Governor Tim Scott addresses the teasing one of the security officers – a big People make political parties, not the
audience. Photos provided. burly white guy – about whether he or I was other way around. When people become
better looking, the evening was a fun-filled actively engaged in whatever organization
Senior Staff Writer BY BARNEY BLAKENEY interactive engagement with folks whom with which they choose to affiliate
Gregg Bragg For The Island Connection I thought I share very little. It’s been my themselves, they determine the paths of
experience that people perceive the same those organizations.

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things in different ways depending on Unfortunately, as King said, we too
Contributors he only way the Charleston County knowledge, understanding and preference.
Chase Sanders Republican Party Second Annual often choose a path of comfort and
More often than not, our perception of stuff convenience. Invariably a few big mouths
Barney Blakeney Black History Banquet could have usually has nothing to do with what the
been any better is if all of Charleston bully their way into leadership and the
Kimberly Borts thing actually is as much as what we want it tail begins to wag the dog. Last Friday
could have been squeezed into The Citadel to be. Hence, a recognition program for those
Denise Doyon Holliday Alumni Center on Hagood Ave. night the local Republican Party brought
who have made significant contributions to together Black and White folks who
Alberta Barron in downtown Charleston Feb. 8. That way, our community, for some people, became a chose to venture into a non-political no
Martha Zink our entire community could have witnessed racially tinged political football. I thought for
one of the most moving and transformative man’s land. There were as many Whites in
Norman Powers local Republicans to recognize some Black
events of our time. attendance as Blacks who wanted to reach
Alexis Barbalace folks who have made a mark in local Black out and touch someone’s hand in the spirit
Erica Taylor Since its inaugural banquet last year, History was a stroke of genius. of mutual respect. I’m sure for many it was
the concept and purpose of the event has We struggle to put aside racial and an opportunity to peek into the world of
Nandini McCauley
been scrutinized by Blacks and Whites, political preferences, even when it’s those on “the other side.” I think a lot of
Arielle Alpino Democrats and Republicans. For an event expedient to do so. I see the annual people made some pretty stark discoveries.
Sarah McKenna that is supposed to be non-political, the Charleston County Republican Party
political overtones surrounding it nearly Sen. Tim Scott filled in as featured speaker
Black History Banquet as a good way to for U.S. Housing Secretary Dr. Ben Carson
have been overwhelming. reach out to a segment of our community who had to change his schedule at the last
Charleston County Republican Party that rejects all things Republican based on moment. Scott, who had another appointment
Chair, Larry Kobrovsky asked me to attend some misperceptions often perpetuated that night went on at the beginning of the
as his guest. Last year Chronicle founder by those who have some selfish motives program and set the tone for the evening. I’ve
James French was among the inaugural for maintaining such divisions. I’ve known Scott a long time, but never have I seen
recipients of the banquet’s North Star Award. always thought the near exclusive support him so relaxed and engaging. He abandoned

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The Voices of Deliverance singers brought the audience to its feet.


his usual erectness to literally bend over the and had people rocking in their seats. The
reach his audience. He came down from the Voices of Deliverance singers motivated
podium to get on our level so he could interact. former Constituent District 1 School
He began a theme that would be repeated Board Chair Thomas Colleton to rise to his
throughout the evening. feet invoking a “church clap” as they sang
There were other speakers: Lt. Gov. “This Little Light of Mine”.
Pamela Evette and Emanuel AME The purpose of the event was to recognize
Church Pastor Rev. Eric Manning and Black History, but it did more. It brought
the presentation to honorees capsulized together former Charleston Post and Courier
the purpose for the gathering. But more Editor Shirley Green, one of the first Black
than recognizing retired Air Force MSgt. females hired by the daily newspaper as a
Ken Battle, Probate Court Associate Judge reporter and former Congressman Mark
Tamara Curry, theater producer and Sanford in the same room to witness and
director Art Gilliard, Charleston County experience an unprecedented event that
School Board Chair, Rev. Eric Mack and took many of us to a truly wonderful place.
former Goose Creek Rep. Samuel Rivers, That kind of outreach, touching the souls
I found the most profound experience of different people, transcending racial and
was brought about by everything else political ideologies and offering glimpses
that happened. The spirit of sharing each into each other’s worlds should continue.
other’s history and culture abound! The spirit, the feeling that fell over that
The more than 300 attendees included banquet the other night makes me wish the
students and staff from Burke and St. Johns room were bigger.
high schools. Burke High’s Stage Band Barney Blakeney is a Charleston based
performed several selections including a journalist. This article was originally
rendition of James Brown’s “Pass the Peas”. published in the Charleston Chronicle and
The band’s performance was impeccable has been reprinted with permission.

Tid e Char t
Date High Tide Low Tide
Mar 01 4:30am/4:36pm 10:37am/10:45pm
Mar 02 5:22am/5:27pm 11:26am/11:35pm
Mar 03 6:09am/6:14pm 12:11pm
Mar 04 6:52am/6:58pm 12:20am/12:52pm
Mar 05 7:32am/7:38pm 1:02am/1:30pm
Mar 06 8:09am/8:15pm 1:40am/2:06pm
Mar 07 8:44am/8:49pm 2:17am/2:40pm
Mar 08 9:17am/9:22pm 2:53am/3:13pm
Mar 09 9:48am/9:54pm 3:30am/3:47pm
Mar 10 11:19am/11:29pm 5:08am/5:23pm
Mar 11 11:55am 5:50am/6:03pm
Mar 12 12:11am/12:38pm 6:37am/6:49pm
Mar 13 1:01am/1:31pm 7:32am/7:44pm
Mar 14 2:00am/2:35pm 8:36am/8:47pm

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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Bishop Gadsden announces new culinary leadership Crockpot cooking returns Seabrook Island Garden Club
BY KIMBERLY BORTS served in the kitchens of Harrington Assisted Living for the past five years. CLASSES FOLLOW FOOD FROM L E S S O N S F R O M A N E S TAT E
Raceway & Casino and Outlook at the
For The Island Connection
Duncan Center in DE, as well as The Inn
In 2018, Jonna completed her Master’s
degree in Organizational Management SEED TO MEAL PREP GARDENER

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at Perry Cabin in MD. Stephanie received with a concentration in Healthcare
s Bishop Gadsden Episcopal
her Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Analytics from Charleston Southern BY DENISE DOYON BY ALBERTA BARRON
Retirement Community continues
Communication from Salisbury University. Jonna also holds a Bachelor of For The Island Connection For The Island Connection
to evolve and positively respond to
University and a Certification in Culinary Science in Organizational Management
the market changes in the senior living
Arts from Wor-Wic Community College.

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industry, the following new leadership with a concentration in Healthcare
Ryan and Stephanie join Stuart Management. rockpot cooking classes are back at open on Monday and six on Wednesday, n Friday, Mar. 8 the Seabrook tree care and irrigation systems. She
positions are announced. Next Steps Johns Island but with so call early to register at 843.810.1036. Island Garden Club meeting will studied at the School of Visual Art in NYC
Grayson, Executive Sous Chef, Anna In addition to being a Licensed Nurse,
With a focus on culinary and hospitality a new twist. The healthy cooking Monday sessions will be from 10 a.m. be moving to the newly renovated and received her Certified Master Gardener
Abram, Executive Pastry Chef, and Jonna is a dually licensed administrator
at the forefront of Bishop Gadsden’s vision classes will now journey from the garden to noon at Walton hall, St. Johns parish, Oyster Catcher Community Center. certificate from Rutgers and Penn State.
Sous Chef Ken Humberg. Stuart, a for both Nursing Home and Community
for excellence in senior living, the culinary to the table and onto the pantry shelf by 3673 Maybank Hwy. Wednesday sessions Members not residing on the island will Deborah’s professional duties often
1988 graduate of Johnson and Wales Residential Care Facilities. She has also
team led by experienced chef and previous adding planting and canning sections to will be held from 5-7 p.m. at LRP Church, receive a Special Event Pass that will encompassed garden care, party planning,
and an award winning ice sculpture served as a surveyor for the Commission
restaurant owner Jim Epper, welcomes the popular crockpot cooking. 704 Main Road. allow them to park at the Oyster Catcher design of containers and baskets, as
artist, has been with Bishop Gadsden on Accreditation of Rehabilitation
new Executive Chef Ryan Bentley and Sessions will be on Mondays (and parking lot. well as seasonal decorations and indoor
for a total of ten years and has more Facilities (CARF) for the past three years.
Sous Chef Stephanie Wampole. Wednesdays) beginning on Mar. 11 with arrangements. Deborah’s in-depth
than 30 years of professional culinary Katie Jayne has been named Director of
Ryan Bentley was previously Executive experience. Anna received her Bachelor the planting of window gardens and knowledge in the world of landscape and
Sous Chef for Kiawah Island Club’s Community Life and Compliance. With New members of the Bishop Gadsden
of Science in Communications in 1997 13 years of service to Bishop Gadsden, containers. Participants will receive seeds gardening will surely make for a very
Voysey’s at Cassique, Chef Tournant from the University of Tennessee, and an and ten years as a CARF surveyor in
culinary staff, (l-r) Ken Humberg, Stuart to continue growing things at home. deborah will interesting and exciting topic for learning,
with Peninsula Grill, and opening and Grayson, Jim Epper, Anna Abram, Ryan
Executive Chef with Brasserie Gigi
Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from the US and Canada, her leadership Bentley and Stephanie Wampole.
Crockpot lessons will be on Mar. 13, share her wealth discussion and personal application.
the Culinary Institute of Charleston at 18, 25, 27 and April 1 and 3. Special note on our new location which
in Charleston, SC. Before his time in Trident Technical College in 2013, and
and experience in quality improvement Photo provided. of knowledge in is the result of a long-range planning
processes made her a natural choice to Attendees at all three lessons will
Charleston, Ryan was Chef de Cuisine at has been working as pastry chef and baker head up Bishop Gadsden’s Community- is a dually licensed administrator for receive a crockpot, cooking equipment, design, redesign, strategy for the Seabrook Island Lake
Harpers Restaurant Group in Charlotte, since 2012. Ken Humberg has been with both Nursing Home and Community
NC, and Executive Chef for Pearls in wide Corporate Compliance efforts. and an assortment of spices and recipes maintenance and House with the goal to optimize use
Bishop Gadsden since March of 2016. Residential Care Facilities. to keep cooking at home. Participants Next Steps Johns Island provides including the expanding fitness options
Great Barrington, MA. In addition to his
Bishop Gadsden is also pleased to
Katie achieved her certification as a
must attend all three lessons to receive the
management and accommodate the meeting space
more than 15 years of experience working Professional Compliance Officer in 2018 Founded in 1850, Bishop Gadsden is assistance to low-income residents who are
announce two senior staff promotions. and was designated as Bishop Gadsden’s a non-profit, life plan community serving freebies. committed to making positive, enduring required by Seabrook Island community
in fine-dining kitchens, Ryan, received his groups. The remodel and the addition of
Jonna Cook has been named Director of Compliance Officer. Additionally, BG more than 450 residents in a variety of In July (dependent on harvest time) changes in their lives. Through the Next Step
degree in Culinary Arts from Asheville- HDMI connections and Apple TV will
Health Services, where she will oversee Connections, Bishop Gadsden’s Home residential and health care settings including Next Steps will host a deep water canning Program, a self-help program that promotes
Buncombe Technical College. This month the SIGC welcomes make the Oyster Catcher Community
the administration of Bishop Gadsden’s Care Program will now function as an independent and assisted living, skilled session to learn how to preserve foods change, dignity, and self-reliance, volunteers
Stephanie Wampole joins Bishop assisted living, skilled nursing, and special speaker Deborah Duerr and her Center a great location for this (March 8)
Gadsden from Kiawah Island Resort’s operating department within Community nursing, and memory support/Alzheimer’s for use in the winter. The giveaways will help them identify their strengths and build
memory support/Alzheimer’s care. topic “Lessons Learned From 20 Years and all our future meetings.
Atlantic Room where she served as Sous Life Services, providing enhanced care. Our trustees, residents, and staff are include a large canning pot, rack, tongs on them, one conversation at a time, one
Jonna has served Bishop Gadsden for as an Estate Gardener”. A Certified
Chef since 2016. Prior to coming to administrative support and collaboration joined by scores of donors and volunteers, and the needed jars and lids. prayer at a time, and one step at a time. For information on Seabrook Island
12 years, advancing steadily from staff Master Gardener, Deborah will share her
Charleston, Stephanie was Head Chef at opportunities. who share founder Bishop Christopher Participants may sign up for one section For more information, or to volunteer, visit Garden Club membership please contact
LPN, to shift supervisor, to Resident Care wealth of knowledge in design, redesign,
Bacchus Wine Bar in Milton, DE, and Katie received her Bachelor of Science Edwards Gadsden’s vision for a caring or all three but only six places remain NextStepsJI.com. Holli Bolte at hmbolte@yahoo.com.
Supervisor and most recently Director of maintenance and management, including
in 2003 from the College of Charleston community of God’s people.
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Kelly Thorvalson Sea Turtle Rescue Programs Manager at the SC Aquarium, with
former Isle of Palms Town Administrator, Linda Lovvorn Tucker. Photo provided.
community’s leaders to speak about the
SC Beach Advocates continues from cover beach preservation efforts they undertook
maintaining your dunes is one of our big this year. We’ve had a lot going on the last
pushes. And a dedicated state funding couple of years,” Elko stated.
source is something our organization is The South Carolina Beach Advocates
very passionate about advocating for in is an incredibly efficient group. Elko is the
Columbia. In other words, don’t just give only staff member, but she lavishes praise
us money to build our beaches back after a on her board of directors. She says they are
hurricane Matthew. Let’s have something invaluable in setting up meetings, getting
annually committed and have the state the word out about SCBA news and events,
acknowledge that this is an important and facilitating membership.
resource and economic driver for the state,” Elko’s organization gets the bulk of it’s
said Elko. funding from individual memberships (visit
Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll SCBeaches.org/join for details). However,
couldn’t agree more. “Tourism generates the SCBA does get some funding from the
$22 billion for the state, and two thirds of state of SC and the federal government, as
that comes from our coast. This gives all well.
coastal communities a stake in our responses “The Army Corps of Engineers considers
to erosion, sea level rise, drainage, plastics, beaches a component of infrastructure
traffic and the impact from day visitors. It’s they refer to as ‘Coastal Storm Reduction
a great group! We don’t have to reinvent the Projects.’ Of course, they [the beaches] have
wheel and can leverage solutions that others recreational benefits. Sure, they have tourist
have used,” Carroll said. benefits, and critical habitat/ecological
Mayor Carroll is one of many elected benefits. But the preservation of private
officials who attended the mid-February property and public infrastructure is how
conference. City of Folly Beach Mayor Tim they justify beach preservation,” said Elko.
Goodwin also participated and rounded Dr. Elko, has been appointed to the South
out a group representing no less than 10 Carolina Floodwater Commission to work
member organizations/municipalities to alleviate coastal and riverine flooding
including; Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, impacts in the state. The organization
Folly Beach, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle promotes the message: “South Carolina
Beach, Surfside Beach, Pawleys Island, Beaches are a statewide treasure that require
DeBordieu Colony, Georgetown County, a strategic, long-term investment in cyclic
and Edisto Beach, all of which have projects maintenance.”
underway and information to share.
The SCBA serves as both messenger and
“This year’s meeting included keynote repository of all things beach related, but
speeches by dignitaries from the Governor’s without the chairs and umbrellas. For more
office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, information you can visit the SCBA’s website
and the South Carolina Office of Ocean and at SCBeaches.org, follow them on Facebook,
Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). call SCBA by dialing 843.371.7082 or send
But perhaps more importantly, the meeting an email to exdir@scbeaches.org.
includes time for each South Carolina beach
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A thing of beauty is a joy forever


G A R D E N C L U B S L E A R N S I LV E R H I S T O R Y
BY MARTHA ZINK
For The Island Connection

mahogany from the tropics. By the end of with cyanide, a positive pole attached to
the 18th century Charleston silversmiths the silver and negative pole to the copper,
were making reproductions of pieces from through which a low voltage current is
England. There was vast wealth from sent.
rice plantations. Charleston was one of Only sterling has marks denoting: 1)
the biggest Colonial cities and yet there The country (England is a lion “passant,”
were no banks, so many silver coins were with one raised leg), 2) the city, 3) a letter
melted down to make silver flatware, which denotes the year, 4) a profile of
tea services, platters, etc. because it was the current Regent, and 5) the maker’s
easier to keep and to sell. “Coin silver” is mark. In the Victorian era, 1840-1900,
925/1000 silver, the alloy involved needed innumerable serving pieces were made for
for rigidity. Much personal silver was every conceivable specialized type of food.
looted or damaged in the Revolutionary Mr. Birlant showed many beautiful silver
and Civil wars, so there is little local silver pieces, including one spoon by the famous
still extant. After 1860-70 there were also Hester Bateman who worked in England
George C. Birlant and Co. has been a Charleston tradition since 1922. few silversmiths in Charleston. in the late 18th c. and known for her

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n Feb. 8, Kiawah Island Garden for selling the contents of houses he sold. In England in 1743 Thomas Boulsover “bright cut”engraving as well as several
Club members were guests of the On a buying trip to England, Mr. Birlant accidentally fused silver to copper, Repousse’ pieces, with raised hammered
Seabrook Island Garden Club at was asked to take charge of a container of developed electroplating, and Sheffield silver flowers (known as “chasing” in
the Lake House. After lovely and lavish antiques sent to the actress Lilian Gish in silverplate was launched. Unlike Sterling England). He recommends polishing
refreshments, SIGC president Christine Los Angles. What she did not purchase silversmiths, there were no guilds with Liquid Hagertys and tarnish strips
Davis opened a brief meeting before was sent back to the store in Charleston. enforcing maker marks and so there for storage, never silver dip as it removes
introducing the day’s speaker, Andrew In 1932, the company moved to its were no taxes. Old Sheffield is now very too much silver.
Birlant Slotin of George C. Birlant and current store on King St. Mr. Birlant still valuable and the signs to look for are a On Mar. 1, the Kiawah Island Garden
Co. makes buying trips all over England and “rubbed in” shield where a plug of sterling Club will have an outing to Sea Island
Ninety-seven years ago Mr. Slotin’s Scotland. silver is inserted so engraving could be Savory Herbs, 5920 Chislolm Rd., where
grandfather opened a store on East Bay Birlants specializes in Georgian done, or a copper bleed through the silver. there will be a talk and demonstration of
St. to sell antique furniture, clocks, silver, furniture and silver, made from the mid Very early pieces have no silverplate on herbs to grow and harvest which are deer
brass and fireplace accessories. He had 1700s to the mid 1800s. At the same the back and soldered-on rims. Ironically, resistant, and can substitute for flowers in
begun as an insurance and real estate time Charleston itself began to attract this makes the pieces very valuable. The gardens frequented by deer.
agent and in the 1910s he was responsible cabinetmakers, for the ease of obtaining process involves a large cement vat filled
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Noted geologist explores LCFB hosts 20th gala event


Lowcountry hazards LOCAL CHEFS SUPPORT CHILD
HUNGER PROGRAMS
SINHG EVENING PROGRAM MAR. 20
BY ALEXIS BARBALACE
BY NORMAN POWERS For The Island Connection
For The Island Connection

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he Lowcountry Food Bank's 20th
r. Norman Levine, director of the visiting the coast in each of the last three annual Chefs' Feast gala, which
Lowcountry Hazards Center at years are just the most widely experienced took place on Sunday, Feb. 10, set a
the College of Charleston, will of events that nature can produce along new record at $450,000 for donations that
explore potentially dangerous natural the Carolina shoreline. Dr. Levine’s work support the fight against childhood hunger.
events unique to the Lowcountry during for the Lowcountry Hazards Center also More than 750 community partners and
the Seabrook Island Natural History includes studies of other hazards such guests attended the annual event. Three Steve Byer from Cru Café was one of the
Group’s Evening Program on Wednesday, as earthquakes, storm surges, sea level generous supporters donated $20,000 each to chefs featured at the event.
Mar. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Lake House. change, and the effect of crucial habitat commemorate the 20th year of Chefs' Feast. Photo provided by Lowcountry Food Bank.
Category 2 or higher-level hurricanes loss due to increased urbanization along
ecologically sensitive coastal areas. The Chefs' Feast is a collaboration between School Pantry, In-School Market and
Center serves as a clearinghouse for the Lowcountry Food Bank and nearly 30 of Summer Meals - which alleviate after school,
pre-and post-disaster activities and as the community's most celebrated chefs who weekend and summer hunger for children
an educational resource for Lowcountry offered up delectable bites for guests to enjoy. throughout the coastal counties of South
residents and agencies. Guests also participated in a live auction and Carolina.
met the Lowcountry's own celebrity chefs as Unfortunately, one in five children
In addition to his directorship of the they served up signature dishes.
Center, Dr. Levine serves as an Associate throughout the Lowcountry experiences
Professor at the College of Charleston The slate of participating restaurants hunger. Through support from Chefs' Feast
specializing in the use of GIS technology included some of the Lowcountry's most and community partners, the Lowcountry
for monitoring and predicting hazardous prestigious eateries including: Lead Chef Food Bank served 79,721 meals to children
conditions, and is the author of over 100 Jacques Larson- The Obstinate Daughter & last summer alone. The BackPack Buddies
publications in peer-reviewed journals Wild Olive, Brandon Buck- Tradd's, Chris program served 136,655 backpacks last year
and other educational outlets. Ryan- Belmond Charleston Place, Kelly and more than 325,838 Kid's Café meals
Franz- Magnolias, Lauren Browner- Wild were served to thousands of children.
All Seabrook Island residents and their Dunes Resort, Mark Collins- Circa 1886,
guests are welcome to attend Dr. Levine’s "We are grateful for the generosity of
Mark Keiser- Oak Steakhouse, Steve Stone- chefs throughout our community," said Pat
presentation in the Live Oak Room at 82 Queen and others.
Lake House. There is a $5 charge for Walker, Lowcountry Food Bank President
non-SINHG members. Pre-registration is Proceeds from Chefs' Feast benefit the and CEO. "Chefs' Feast helps us actively
available sinhg.org. Lowcountry Food Bank's childhood hunger fight childhood hunger to ensure that our
programs - Kids Café, BackPack Buddies, youth can live healthy lives."
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Distance learning at St Johns High School


C R E AT I N G E Q U I T Y A C R O S S D I S T R I C T
BY ERICA TAYLOR
For The Island Connection

challenging and has opened their eyes to a


new way of learning. As a result, they are
growing as critical thinkers.”
Brisini runs a project-based, flipped
classroom, where unlike a traditional
lecture style course, the lessons are
pre-recorded and available to students to
watch and listen to at their own pace so
that they come to class having already
watched the lesson. Brisini conducts the
virtual class the same way.
“At first we had to navigate and feel
each other out,” said Brisini. “The students
were not used to a self-directed and self-
motivated style of teaching. We hit a few
bumps in the road at first, but I could tell
from day one that these kids were bright,
and we could do it.”
Students have to do a lot of work on the
front end; they must be self-motivated and
self-directed. “They can do all work ahead
of time, so they come to class prepared
and are not just staring at a screen and
watching me talk,” said Brisini. “There’s
a lot of action going on, and it’s not that
different from being in a regular class.”
Since the beginning of the school year,
Brisini has seen clear student growth
from both the traditional and online class
setting. Baptist Hill and St. John’s students
also went on a field trip to Wando to sit
in the classroom with the students there
Students at Baptist Hill High School and St. John's High School participate in virtual learning with Wando teacher Dr. Jason Brisini. to see first-hand that the instruction does
Photo provided. not vary from school to school.

A
distance learning pilot program Distance Education is not new to the offerings in smaller, rural Title I schools. “They were answering questions, giving
launched this school year in District. In the 2013-14 school year, there The success of the program is based on examples that pertained to our topic,
Charleston County School was an AP course delivered to St. Johns our ability to expand course offerings to and weren't shy about being in here with
District, is an effort to create equity and through an older version of distance meet the needs of students. Students that students they didn't know,” Brisini added.
ensure all students have access to classes, education using video conferencing. wouldn’t normally have the opportunity “I could not be more proud of them.”
especially AP classes. However, it was not as interactive and to take a course can now utilize resources The District intends to continually
Ninth and tenth graders at St. John’s responsive as the technology currently being at other schools.” expand the Online and Distance
High School and Baptist Hill High School used in the Distance Learning Program. This program will help to increase Learning options for CCSD students and
are both using interactive technology Distance Learning opportunities enrollment in AP and Honors courses will consider expansion of the program in
kits to participate in a year-long virtual provide daily “face to face” interaction for traditionally under-served students, the development of the 2019-20 budget.
learning course, AP Human Geography, with a live teacher in a virtual/web-based and provide equitable access across the CCSD has also been approved as an SC
with Wando High School teacher Dr. classroom. Today’s advancements in district to rigorous programs of study. Virtual Franchise district to provide
Jason Brisini. Students are provided technology make distance learning a more This technology used in this initiative was greater flexibility for offering online
opportunities to interact with Dr. Brisini interactive experience for the students, initially applied for in the 17-18 Title IV courses with CCSD teachers serving as
through the course management software according to LaShawna Rivers, Online Federal grant, the grant was applied to instructors.
using their Chromebooks. Coordinator for CCSD. at-risk, rural Title I high schools only. “The big goal at CCSD is to key in on
“With the equipment, we are utilizing, “This is the direction education is “We were very fortunate to be able equity," said Brisini. "We want all kids to
we interact as if we are in the same room,” going,” Rivers said. “Courses that are not to find a perfect fit with Dr. Brisini,” have an equitable opportunity, and virtual
said Brisini. “Students can raise their offered in a particular school can now be said Rivers. “He has built relationships, learning can help bring that to all schools.
hand just like a face to face class. It makes offered across the district. Advancements and this has helped them become more We're doing a disservice if we don't.
everything real for the students and me.” in technology allow us to address the issue comfortable with this new format of Learning from this experience, we know
of equity and access as it relates to course learning,” said Rivers. “It has been equity is indeed possible for all.”
10 March 1, 2019
arts & events

Acclaimed pianist
performs at CofC
ORION WEISS, YOUNG
AMERICAN MUSICIAN
BY NANDINI MCCAULEY
For The Island Connection

P
raised for his “powerful technique
and voluptuous tone," (The
Washington Post) and playing
that is “at once sensitive and technically
dazzling,” (Daily Camera), Orion Weiss is
one of the most sought-after soloists in his
generation of young American musicians.
Weiss has performed with the top
American orchestras, including the
Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony,
Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York
Philharmonic. He will perform the third
concert in the International Piano Series
29th season at the College of Charleston
School of the Arts, with a dynamic program
of works by Maurice Ravel, Dmitri
Shostakovich and Johannes Brahms.
Weiss began his 2018-2019 season with Orion Weiss. Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff.
the Lucerne Festival and will end with the
School and the Mieczyslaw Munz
Minnesota Orchestra, with performances
Scholarship. A native of Lyndhurst, OH,
for the Denver Friends of Chamber Music,
Weiss attended the Cleveland Institute
the University of Iowa, the Chamber
of Music. In March 1999, with less than
Music Society of Lincoln Center, the
24 hours’ notice, Weiss stepped in to
Albany Symphony, the Kennedy Center’s
replace André Watts for a performance
Fortas Series, the 92nd Street Y, and the
of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Broad Stage in between.
with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Named the Classical Recording He was immediately invited to return to
Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year in the Orchestra for a performance of the
September 2010, in the summer of 2011 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in October
Weiss made his debut with the Boston 1999. In 2004, he graduated from the
Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood as a Juilliard School, where he studied with
last-minute replacement for Leon Fleisher. Emanuel Ax.
In recent seasons, he has also performed with
The concert will take place on
the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco
Tuesday, Mar. 12 at 7:30 p.m., in the
Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra,
Emmett Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip
Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony
St. General admission is $20 and free
Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra,
for students and faculty/staff and kids
and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and in
under 18. Tickets may be purchased
duo summer concerts with the New York
online at go.cofc.edu/ips, at the door, by
Philharmonic at both Lincoln Center and
emailing concerts@cofc.edu, or by calling
the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival.
843.953.6315.
In 2005, he toured Israel with the
Weiss will also offer a master class, free
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted
and open to the public on Wednesday,
by Itzhak Perlman.
Mar. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the
Weiss’s impressive list of awards Cato Center for the Arts, room 237.
includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, Students from the Music Department at
an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina the College of Charleston will perform.
Bachauer Scholarship at the Juilliard
March 1, 2019 11
tennis

Shelby Rogers returns to 2019 Volvo Open


L O C A L P L AY E R R E C E I V E S M A I N D R AW W I L D C A R D
BY ARIELLE ALPINO
For The Island Connection

S
helby Rogers has received a wild In 2010, Rogers made her debut in
card into the main draw of the the Volvo Car Open tournament when
Volvo Car Open. The 26-year-old she competed in its qualifying rounds.
Charleston native will compete in her During the 2017 tournament, she reached
first tournament since March 2018’s BNP the quarterfinals, defeating the No. 1 seed
Paribas Open, where she suffered a knee and playing in four thrilling matches,
injury. The Volvo Car Open is scheduled three of which were decided in three sets.
for Mar. 30 – April 7 on Daniel Island in The 2019 Volvo Car Open will be
Charleston. Rogers’ ninth time competing in the
“I am beyond excited for the tournament.
opportunity to compete again at the The nine day Volvo Car Open is the
Volvo Car Open this April,” said Rogers. largest women’s-only tennis tournament
“Charleston is where it all began for me, in North America and attracts an average
so it is extra special to start my comeback of 90,000 attendees and more than 100 of
here with the support and encouragement the top singles and doubles tennis players.
of my hometown, friends, and family. A Patrons have the option to choose from
big thank you to Bob Moran and Eleanor individual tickets, ticket packages and
Adams for a wild card and the chance to travel packages. Ticket prices range from
make more memories at my favorite WTA $25 for an individual session to $540
event.” for an all-inclusive weeklong package
“It’s heartbreaking to see an athlete with complimentary access into a private
sustain an injury that takes them out of hospitality suite. The Volvo Car Open
their beloved sport. Shelby has earned also offers packages that include premium
her wild card through hard work during seats, ticket savings and membership into
recovery, all the while with a winning the tournament’s Ace Club.
attitude! We can’t wait to see her back Shelby Rogers. Photo courtesy WTA Tennis.
playing on her home courts,” said Eleanor For more information on the tournament
Adams, Volvo Car Open Tournament she trained at the Family Circle Tennis year-old Rogers handing 2001 Charleston and ticket options, visit VolvoCarOpen.com
Manager. Center and participated in the ball crew champion Jennifer Capriati her winning or call 800.677.2293.
program for the Volvo Car Open. A flowers as part of her official ball crew
Rogers grew up in Charleston, where now infamous photo features a seven- duties.
March 1 Island Connection Calendar March 13
ONGOING MORE INFO: Local, mixed community WHAT: Block-In Art Class MORE INFO: Featuring 48 wines Museum members and with paid MORE INFO: Drawing inspiration address life’s biggest questions when Church, 53 Meeting St.
WHAT: Southbound: Photographs of and chorus, open for membership. Season runs WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, by the glass every day. For details visit admission. No registration necessary. Visit from The Charleston Museum’s current words fail us. For tickets and info visit WHEN: 3 p.m.
about the New South October through March. For information Bohicket marina FortyEightWineBar.com. CharlestonMuseum.org for details. exhibition, Preserving Nature’s Beauty: PURETheater.org. MORE INFO: Concert featuring works by
WHERE: Halsey Institute of contact Director of Music, Van McCollum at WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art of Herbaria, work with artist J.S. Bach and Handel conducted by Ricard
Contemporary Art 404.401.0678 or vanmccollum@bellsouth.net. MORE INFO: Class covers line drawing, Third Friday of the FRIDAY, MAR. 1-2 Kristen Solecki to create a linocut block SATURDAY, MAR. 9 Bordas, featuring Daniel Sansone, Organ
WHEN: Oct. 19 - March 2 drawing with a brush, transparent Month and prints. All materials and instruction and the Baroque Orchestra and Voices using
MORE INFO: An unprecedented Tuesdays wash, alla prima, monochrome value WHAT: Homeschool History Days WHAT: Book Sale included. Registration required at WHAT: Annual Bach Festival period instruments. Tickets $25 adults & $10
exhibition co-curated by Mark Sloan, WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and underpaintings, toning a canvas, WHERE: Charleston Museum, 360 WHERE: Otranto Road Regional Branch CharlestonMuseum.org. WHERE: St. Michael’s Church, 71 Broad St students. Purchase tickets at the door or online
director and chief curator of the Halsey Activities working wet into wet, and glazing. See Meeting St. Library, 2261 Otranto Rd., Charleston, WHEN: 12:30 p.m. at BachSocietyofCharleston.org.
Institute of Contemporary Art, and WHERE: Nathaniel Russell House PatriciaRHuff.com or ToddHuffCenter. WHEN: 10-11 a.m. 29406. SUNDAY, MAR. 3 MORE INFO: Clara Gerdes, Organ
Mark Long, professor of political science, WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. com for details. MORE INFO: A special program for WHEN: Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sat. 9 Recital featuring works by Howells, Elgar WHAT: Reckoning In the Park
both of whom are on the faculty of the MORE INFO: Family tours start on the half- homeschooling families. Programs feature a.m.-4 p.m. WHAT:College of Charleston: Students and J.S. Bach. Free and open to the public. WHERE: James Island County Park, Dog Park
College of Charleston. For info visit hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Docent- WHAT: Timbers Kiawah Concerts in one of our field trip classes, a chance to MORE INFO: Charleston Friends of from Jazz Studies Info at BachSocietyofCharleston.org. WHEN: 2-5 p.m.
SouthboundProject.org. led scavenger hunt tours, historic games and the Courtyard go through the Museum, and an activity. the Library March Book Sale. prices WHERE: Church of Our Savior MORE INFO: Bring your favorite furry
toys in the garden. HistoricCharleston.org for WHERE: The Courtyard between Hege’s Free with paid admission. To register visit starting at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for WHEN: 4 p.m. WHAT: Annual Bach Festival friend to the James Island County Park
Mondays information and to purchase tickets for the date and Java Java (Freshfields Village) CharlestonMuseum.org. hardback books, children’s books start at MORE INFO: Sponsored by the Kiawah WHERE: Bishop Gadsden Chapel, James Dog Park to enjoy live music from local
WHAT: Family Trees and museum house you would like to attend. WHEN: 6-8 p.m. $0.50. All proceeds raised at the book Arts & Cultural Events Council, this Island Grateful Dead cover band, The Reckoning.
WHERE: Walton Hall at St. John’s Parish, MORE INFO: Join Timbers Kiawah in Saturday sale go directly to the Charleston County season’s Young Artists Concert will feature WHEN: 4 p.m. Fee $2 park entrance. Beer and wine sales
3673 Maybank Hwy. First and Third The Courtyard every Wednesday for live WHAT: Johns Island Farmers Market Public Library System. For info visit students from the College of Charleston MORE INFO: Young Artists Recital. on-site. No outside coolers. For details visit
WHEN: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesdays music with Chris Dodson, outdoor kids WHERE: Charleston Collegiate SChool, CharlestonLibraryFriends.org. Jazz Program. Tickets are complimentary Free and open to the public. Info at CharlestonCountyParks.org.
MORE INFO: Begin exploring the WHAT: The Charleston County Public games, local art and beverages provided 2024 Academy Rd. and available at the Municipal Center or BachSocietyofCharleston.org.
process of clearing title for heirs’ property Library Bookmobile by Timbers Kiawah. The series will run WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SATURDAY, MAR. 2 online at KiawahIsland.org/events. WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13
by defining the family tree. For more WHERE: Parking lot behind Hege’s through Wed., Aug. 29. MORE INFO: Charleston’s only year- SUNDAY, MAR. 10
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. round farmers market, highlighting WHAT: Shannon’s Hope Camp FRIDAY, MAR. 8 WHAT: Tour Tradd St.
information or to make an appointment
MORE INFO: Bookmobile is back the first and Thursdays produce and locally produced goods fundraiser WHAT: Monty Alexander Trio WHERE: Shops of Historic Charleston
for an initial assessment call 843.810.1036
third Tuesdays of the month. The schedule for the WHAT: Family Oriented Tours and and foods. Live music, kids activities. WHERE: Citadel Beach Club, 4700 Palm WHAT: Annual Bach Festival WHERE: Turtle Point Clubhouse, Kiawah Foundation, 108 Meeting St.
summer is June 19, July 3 & 17, August 7 & 21. Activities JohnsIslandFarmersMarket.com for details. Blvd. IOP WHERE: First (Scots) Presbyterian WHEN: 5:30 p.m. WHEN: 2-5 p.m.
WHAT: Farmer’s Market
WHERE: Aiken-Rhett House WHEN: 4-7 p.m. Church, 53 Meeting St. MORE INFO: Quentin Baxter presents MORE INFO: Tradd St. stretches from
WHERE: Freshfields Village
Wednesdays WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Third Saturday of MORE INFO: Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, WHEN: 7:30 p.m. a 2019 three-part jazz series, sponsored by the Ashley to the Cooper rivers, and is one
WHEN: 4 - 8 p.m.
WHAT: English Conversation Club MORE INFO: Family tours start on the half- the Month camp-themed activities, and a short MORE INFO: Concert featuring works the Town of Kiawah Island Cultural Events of the original carriage ways laid out in the
MORE INFO: Shop locally grown organic
WHERE: John’s Island Regional Library hour between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Docent- WHAT: Sea Islands Cars & Coffee program highlighting 30 years of by Mozart, Vivaldi and J.S. Bach with Fund. Third concert of the series features 1680 “Grand Modell” of Charles Town.
produce along with specialty food products,
WHEN: 2 p.m. led scavenger hunt tours, historic games and WHERE: Freshfields Village, Kiawah Shannon’s Hope Camp. Tickets $75 per Timothy Parsons, Countertenor and legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander, Ticketholders will pick up Passports and tour
delicious treats, fresh seafood and Lowcountry
MORE INFO: Practice speaking English toys in the garden. HistoricCharleston.org for WHEN: 9-11 a.m. person, the Baroque String Players using period longtime bassist Hassan Shakur and drummer maps at the Festival ticket office 108 Meeting
crafts. Or come hungry and enjoy BBQ, take-
with a small group. Beginners to advanced information and to purchase tickets for the date MORE INFO: This free event will feature call 843.216.7323 to purchase or visit instruments. Tickets $25 adults & $10 Quentin E. Baxter. Tickets are $25, available Street on Mar. 12 or 13. For details visit
away dinners, sweets and more.
learners welcome. A children’s program and museum house you would like to attend. antiques, classics, exotics, concepts and any BridgesSC.org. students. Purchase tickets at the door or at BaxterMusic.com or call 843.766.8814. HistoricCharleston.org.
and/or craft will be provided during the other cool cars. Coffee and other refreshments online at BachSocietyofCharleston.org.
WHAT: Charleston Coastal Choir
club meeting. Registration is not required; WHAT: Live Music at The Andell Inn available for purchase by Java Java Coffee WHAT: Where the Wild Things Run 5k WHAT: Annual Bach Festival
WHERE: Church of Our Savior
call 843.559.1945 for more information. WHERE: The Andell Inn Hotel, House. If you have any specific questions WHERE: Caw Caw Interpretive Center WHAT: Seabrook Island Garden Club WHERE: First (Scots) Presbyterian
WHEN: 1 p.m.
Freshfields Village about the event, please contact Bruce WHEN: 8:30 a.m. WHERE: Oyster Catcher Community
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Stemerman at bstemerman@gmail.com. MORE INFO: Race begins at 8:30 a.m., Center
MORE INFO: Relax with cool jazz every award ceremony with light food and WHEN: 9:30 a.m. social, 10 a.m.
Thursday evening in the lounge of the Andell Sundays beverages will follow the race. The 5K run presentation
Inn Hotel. Drinks and food available. No WHAT: Women’s History Tour and walk is for ages 10 and up, while ages MORE INFO: A short business meeting
cover charge. 843.793.6050. AndellInn.com. WHERE: Joseph Manigault House, 350 10-15 may participate if accompanied by followed by a presentation by Deborah
Meeting St. an adult chaperone. Such chaperones do Duerr, “Lessons Learned From 20 Years as
WHAT: Beginning Oil Painting WHEN: 2 p.m. not require registration or participation an Estate Gardener.” For membership info
WHERE: Todd & Huff Art Center, MORE INFO: Celebrating Women’s in the race. Dogs and bicycles are not contact Holli Bolte at hmbolte@yahoo.com.
Bohicket marina History Month, tour the lives of the allowed. Online registration through
WHEN: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. women at the Joseph Manigault House: Feb. 28. If spaces are available, late FRIDAY. MAR. 8-23
MORE INFO: Class includes drawing, Charlotte Drayton Manigault, her registration will be held on March 2
from 7-8 a.m. Registration fees are $32. WHAT: Small Mouth Sounds
composition, color theory and painting daughter Ann, her slave Affy, and their WHERE: PURE Theater, 134 Cannon St.
techniques. See PatriciaRHuff.com or daily lives in the early 1800s. Stories of CharlestonCountyParks.com/WTWTR or
call 843.795.4386. WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
ToddHuffCenter.com for details. how the house was saved by Susan Pringle MORE INFO: In the overwhelming
Frost, Nell McColl Pringle, and Princess quiet of the woods, six runaways from
Thursdays & Sundays Henrietta Pignatelli. Images and stories WHAT: Botanical Linocut Print
Workshop city life embark on a silent retreat. Filled
WHAT: Live Music of the house as a Red Cross Training with awkward humor, this strange and
WHERE: 48 A Wine Bar Facility, women’s dormitory, and USO post WHERE: The Charleston Museum
WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon compassionate new play asks how we
WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. during World War II. Free for Charleston
14 March 1, 2019
financial focus

Put together a
professional team to help
you reach your goals
BY EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL
For The Island Connection

A
s you work toward achieving your can see, the questions potentially raised by
goals in life, you will need to make investment sales, "Should I sell?," "If so,
moves that contain financial, tax when?," "If I take some losses, how much
and legal elements, so you may want to will they benefit me at tax time?," may also
get some help from more than one source. be of importance to your tax advisor, who
Specifically, you might want to put will need to account for sales in your overall
together a team comprised of your tax picture. As such, it’s a good idea for your
financial advisor, your CPA or other tax tax and financial advisors to communicate
professional, and your attorney. Together, about any investment sales you make.
this team can help you with many types of Your tax and financial advisors also may
financial/tax/legal connections. want to be in touch on other issues, such
as your contributions to a retirement plan.
For example, if you are self-employed or
own a small business, and you contribute
to a SEP-IRA which is funded with pre-tax
it’s a good idea dollars, so the more you contribute, the lower
for your tax your taxable income your financial advisor
can report to your tax advisor (with your
and financial permission) how much you’ve contributed at
advisors to given points in a year, and your tax advisor
communicate can then let you know how much more you
might need to add to move into a lower tax
about any bracket, or at least avoid being bumped up
investment sales to a higher one. Your financial advisor will
be the one to recommend the investments
you make you use to fund your SEP-IRA.
Your financial advisor can also help
you choose the investment or insurance
vehicles that can fund an estate-planning
For starters, you may decide, possibly arrangement, such as an irrevocable living
upon the recommendation of your financial trust. But to establish that trust in the
advisor, to sell some investments and use first place, and to make sure it conforms
the proceeds to buy others that may now to all applicable laws, you will want to
be more appropriate for your needs. If you work with an attorney experienced in
sell some investments you’ve held for a year planning estates. Your tax professional
or less and realize a capital gain on the sale, may also need to be brought in. Again,
the gain generally will be considered short- communication between your various
term and be taxed at your ordinary income advisors is essential.
tax rate. But if you've held the investments These are but a few of the instances
for more than a year before selling, your in which your financial, tax and legal
gain will likely be considered long-term professionals should talk to each other.
and taxed at the lower, long-term capital So, do what you can to open these lines of
gains rate, which can be 0%, 15% or 20%, communication because you’ll be one who
or a combination of those rates. ultimately benefits from this teamwork.
On the other hand, if you sell an
Dimi Matouchev is a financial advisor
investment and realize a capital loss, you
with Edward Jones, located at 1517-C
may be able to apply the loss to offset gains
Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms. For more
realized by selling other, more profitable
information, call 843.886.9229 or visit
investments and also potentially offset
edwardjones.com.
some of your ordinary income. So, as you
March 1, 2019 15
daily

Fashion for Feathers a sold out success


SEWE EVENT BENEFIT FOR AUDUBON
BY SARAH MCKENNA
For The Island Connection

A
udubon South Carolina was pleased to host its
first annual “Fashion for Feathers” event on
Friday, Feb. 15, at the brand-new Hotel Bennett
as part of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition’s official
2019 lineup.
The sold-out fashion show luncheon honored
the legacies of John James Audubon, a consummate
conservation hero and exquisite wildlife artist, and
Harriet Lawrence Hemenway and Minna Hall, whose
grassroots activism helped change the course of the
fashion trade while paving the way for one of America's
greatest conservation laws and helping launch the
National Audubon Society.
“SEWE has a long and storied tradition of connecting
art to wildlife, just as John James Audubon himself did,”
said Sharon Richardson, Executive Director of Audubon
South Carolina. “We’re thrilled to partner with local
Charleston retailers and artisans to share our mission
of bird conservation with a broader audience, and we’re
already looking forward to next year.”
With a runway of stunning looks styled by Beckett Models from the Fashion for Feathers fundraising event.
Boutique, Brackish Bowties, Croghan's Jewel Box,
M. Dumas &Sons, and IBU Movement, the event Carolina wildlife photographer Kelley Luikey of Nature
highlighted the evolution of fashion industry, and its Muse Imagery, with music courtesy of award-winning
ability to instill beauty into clothing in responsible ways disk jockey DJ Natty Heavy. One lucky raffle winner also
that connect us to other lands, which are all a part of went home with a bowtie donated by Brackish Bowties.
birds’ journeys through life. Sponsors of the event included Hotel Bennett, PURE
Guests enjoyed fine wine and a delicious lunch Insurance, Charleston Audubon Society, Germain
(L-R) Sharon Richardson, Executive Director of Audubon prepared by Hotel Bennett’s renowned “Top Chef” alum Dermatology, Beckett Boutique, M. Dumas & Sons, IBU
SC and Susan Hull Walker, Founder of Ibu Movement. Michael Sichel. The event was emceed by WCBD news Movement, Applegate Real Estate, Palustrine Group, and
Photos by Iggy Barskov. anchor Carolyn Murray and featured works by South the Cassina Real Estate Group.