January “Be a Tourist” Promotion

January is a wonderful month to be in Charleston!

The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with discount
carrier Southwest Airlines, which (we are delighted to report!) launches service to
Charleston in March. They both support this wonderful promotion of a month long
pass that gives admission to 28 attractions in the greater Charleston area, including
plantations, museums, and discounts at 22 restaurants for $20 per person or $50 for a
family of four. According to officials, this pass has a value of $840. WOW!

This is a great opportunity to play tourist at such places as the Aiken Rhett House
– all those places you have been meaning to visit. Passes are on sale until Dec 31 at
BeATourist.net, by calling 853.8000, or at the Official Charleston Area Visitor Center at
375 Meeting St downtown, or 22 Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island.

Passes are valid January 1 – 31 and require a Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester county resident ID.

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Charleston featured in Bon Appetit Magazine!

Charleston and the surrounding islands offer so many wonderful restaurants and such amazing, fresh cuisine we’re not surprised to get a shout out in the latest edition of Bon Appetit. In addition to a great review of places to dine in the Fall, there is also information on where to stay, and what to see and do.  Click on the pic below to download the 2 page article!

33rd Annual Kiawah Island Marathon

It is expected that over 3,000 athletes will take part in both the full and half marathons on December 11, 2010 on Kiawah Island. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort will donate $25 to the Kiawah Conservancy for each volunteer who helps with the marathons.  So, get involved!

All volunteers will receive a marathon staff long sleeve shirt, snack and beverage service.

Either register online at www.kiawahresort.com/recreation.marathon/ or contact Jennifer Woody at the Kiawah Conservancy office 768.2029 or Jennifer.woody@kiawahconservancy.org. Give your name, shirt size and, placement request if you are an experienced volunteer.

– Joy Millar 843.425.2816

Artists Holiday Showcase on John’s Island

Lucy’s Red Sky Grill presents a special showing of original paintings from acclaimed local artists. Please join us Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 3:30pm to 6pm at the Red Sky Grill on John’s Island.

Artwork featured in the show includes the dramatic oil landscapes of Jennifer Black; the vivid, plein air paintings of Joan Davis; the loose, expressionistic landscapes of Madeline Dukes; the bold textural paintings of Tate Nation; and the painterly, plein air, oil landscapes of Sally Reynolds. Meet the artists, watch the demos, and sample the refreshments during this exclusive art event.

Plus a painting demonstration by renowned local artist Hilarie Lambert!

Red Sky Grill is located at 1001 Landfall Way, John’s Island (just outside the entrance gate to Seabrook Island). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Red Sky Grill at 843.768.8118.

Welcome to Kiawah and Seabrook

Kiawah Island is perhaps the most spectacular and lush resort ever established on a barrier island. It’s also home to one of the southeast’s four Diamond oceanfront resorts and is 21 miles southwest of Charleston.

Kiawah Island is a private resort and preserve hosting people from around the globe while remaining home to 18 species of mammals and more than 140 species of birds. Its maritime forest is dominated by oak, palmetto, pines, hickory, sweetgum, magnolia, redbay, sassafras, wax myrtle and yaupon holly in the lower understory and sea oats along the dunes.

Seabrook Island is a private, semi-tropical 2,200-acre resort island 19 miles southwest of Charleston. The island’s maritime forest of palms, live oaks, pines and magnolias take you to the days when it was a remote barrier island.

It’s not uncommon to catch site of a white tailed deer walking gracefully beneath a moss-draped oak. Seabrook Island was developed with great care to preserve its natural surroundings and wildlife habitat. Seabrook  Island is arguably the most private of all our resort islands. The security force allows property owners, invited guests, and club members access through the gate, which is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Seabrook is an incorporated community with an active, yet modestly sized, year-round population.