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DETAIL WORK. Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard recently zoomed in on some of the detail work at the top of the Gaillard Center Charleston, which is being overhauled and is set to open in the spring of 2015. If you want to know more about another South Carolina Gaillard who may be a mystery, check out this week's entry from the S.C. Encyclopedia below. More: KaynardPhotography.com.






   

 

Halloween favorites for young children!

BY LEIGH SABINE
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OCT. 20, 2014 -- Halloween is a beautiful time for children of all ages in the Lowcountry... and it doesn't have to be scary.

Parents with young children can find plenty of "spooky" yet decidedly tame activities for little ones that inspire the feeling of Halloween without tears and anxiety. Here are a few of our favorite picks for celebrating Halloween:

  • Celebrate: Our favorite spot for celebrating fall and Halloween with young children is at the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch in Mount Pleasant. Seven days a week from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, Boone Hall offers fantastic activities for babies, toddlers and children of all ages. Our top picks are the extensive corn maze, the spooky hayride and the giant trampoline. Don't forget to allow time to pick a pumpkin in the huge onsite pumpkin patch! Visit boonehallpumpkinpatch.com for all the details and admission fees.

  • Create: Local area craft studios offer excellent opportunities for children to create Halloween inspired crafts in a space custom made for creativity.

    • Rock Paper Scissors in Mount Pleasant offers Halloween themed classes for young children throughout the month of October.

    • Sew Much Better in Mount Pleasant plans seasonal projects for beginning sewers and non-sewers too including a Fall scarecrow coming soon. Call ahead to schedule a class appropriate for your child's age with studio director "Miss Janet".

    • SpaceCraft Studios in West Ashley conducts craft classes for adults and children. To schedule a class or workshop (small groups of up to 6 children), visit their website to reserve a space in this ultra creative studio. Check these crafty studio websites for the latest classes and fees.

  • Walk: Afraid of the dark? Take an early evening walk before a bedtime story to point out all your neighborhood decorations. Walking in downtown Summerville is also a special treat at Halloween! Park along Main Street and check out the spooky decorations.

  • Read/Watch: You can't beat the old 1966 animated classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" for a lighthearted look at Halloween customs. Children of all ages relate to the great music and Snoopy's everlasting charm.

    Some favorite book titles for young children include Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, Say Boo by Lynda Graham-Barber, and Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell to name a few. Did you know you can even take little ones to trick or treat at their favorite branch of the library on Oct. 31? Use this Charleston County Public Library link for details on program times.

  • S.C. Aquarium Halloween: The S.C. Aquarium offers unique twists for kids with underwater pumpkin carving performed by scuba divers in the great ocean tank on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, and Trick or Treat for members on Oct. 28. Wear your costume and join your fishy friends in a happy versus scary Halloween environment!

Enjoy the best parts of a traditional Happy Halloween!

Writer Leigh Sabine of Mount Pleasant offers a monthly look at fun activities for Lowcountry kids. It's based on her great blog, PluffMudKids. Check it out.

See if you can find the "liberal"

By ANDY BRACK
Editor and publisher
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OCT. 20, 2014 -- There's an old word floating around again that's trying to con you into believing things that simply aren't true.

It's the word "liberal," an old GOP label hauled out again at the end of an election cycle to try to link Democratic gubernatorial challenger Vincent Sheheen to some mysterious dark force that's apparently more toxic than Ebola.

"'Liberal' has been used as a pejorative in the South for a long time," said College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts. "The simple definition -- open to change -- means that many of our political leaders are liberal. But more recently, the term usually characterizes a person who favors government intervention in the economy, wants the government to correct social injustice, but also wants the government to stay out of people's private lives."

In other words, the term "liberal" might actually mean one thing -- that a politician wants new policies, whether that's a new health plan or a new strategy to dramatically cut taxes -- but the GOP has turned the term on its head to make it seem ominous.
So if you use the dictionary definition of "liberal," four big liberals from history were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. Or as some might say -- the guys on Mount Rushmore.

Couldn't you consider Washington and Jefferson to be dangerous liberals because they wanted change so big that colonists could form their own country? (It was called a "revolution," you know.) And Lincoln was the Republican who led the fight against slavery and had all of that rosy rhetoric called the Emancipation Proclamation. And Roosevelt, also Republican -- he wanted to rein in monopolies through government regulation and have the government preserve millions of acres of land. Hmmm. Doesn't sound very "conservative," does it?

So let's have a "liberal" test. Who said the following:

1. "Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns. This level of violence must be stopped."

2. "We cannot pretend that we are preparing South Carolina's children for the world that awaits if some of them remain unaware of what that world looks like. Especially when that lack of awareness is not their choice but is imposed upon them by circumstance, or worse, by our indifference. South Carolina is going to invest in education technology in a way we never have before."

3. "The goal of tax reform should not be to raise taxes. To achieve true economic success, our state must reform how it taxes goods so that it can reduce the rate for everyone."

4. "This administration intends to cut taxes in order to build the fundamental strength of our economy, to remove a serious barrier to long-term growth, to increase incentives by routing out inequities and complexities and to prevent the even greater budget deficit that a lagging economy would otherwise surely produce."

Know the answers? You probably guessed that the gun quote was by that liberal President Ronald Reagan outlining why he supported the Brady Bill. The second was by liberal Gov. Nikki Haley in her 2014 State of the State address on spending more on education. The third quote on cutting taxes was by none other than Sheheen in his 2013 book, "The Right Way." And the final one on cutting taxes from a conservative bastion, President John F. Kennedy, in a 1962 address on the economy.

Regardless of what you may see on slick TV ads in the days ahead, Sheheen is no flaming liberal. He is a moderate. And while Haley does resist change more often than not, she certainly actively uses government to recruit new jobs and boost the economy.

As you make your election selections for South Carolina's leaders, don't fall for ad traps set by cynical political professionals. Do your homework by reading analytical news stories, visiting Web sites and watching any debates that are out there so you will make informed choices on the first Tuesday in November.

Andy Brack is editor and publisher of Charleston Currents and Statehouse Report. If you have a funny quip about a politician, send it along so we can share it. You can reach Brack at: publisher@charlestoncurrents.com.

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Day of Caring is less than a month away!

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Thousands of tri-county residents will volunteer Nov. 14 in hundreds of projects throughout the Charleston metro area to help organizations do things that they generally can't do for themselves.

This year's event, held for the first time in November, coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Trident United Way, which organizes the huge volunteerism event.

Continuing a trend, Trident United Way is emphasizing strategic volunteerism on Day of Caring, the kind that can lead to real changes in people's lives, particularly in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

"This is more than a single day of community service," said the chair of this year's event, Fleetwood Hassell, president and CEO of The Bank of South Carolina. "Day of Caring is a launching pad for year-round volunteering that makes a measurable difference in people's lives."

After the Day of Caring projects are complete, participants will have an opportunity to "kick back" at Kickin' Chicken locations in Mount Pleasant, West Ashley and Summerville. Volunteers wearing their Day of Caring shirts will receive discounts and special prizes at the kick-back parties.

Scouts kicking up fund-raising with high heels, hiking boots

The Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America has a new High Heels and Hiking Boots fund-raiser that it is planning to be an annual event -- a dinner and silent auction to benefit the more than 7,000 young people who participated in its local programs.

"We hope it will be a chance for our many supporters, alumni, volunteers and the community at large to gather and socialize," said Senior District Executive Matt Miller. "All proceeds from the event will be used to support local Scout camps and program support services.

Participants are encouraged to wear cocktail attire, although high heels and boots are optional. The event, which includes dinner and cocktails, starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and will be held at Marion's in the French Quarter in downtown Charleston. Tickets are $60 per person; $100 for couples.

Piccolo Spoleto 2015 applications available

Next year's Piccolo Spoleto, which is scheduled for May 22 to June 7, recently opened the application procedure for artists who want to participate.

The cultural festival by the City of Charleston, which coincides with Spoleto Festival USA, annually presents more than 500 performers, writers and visual arts events to transform "Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry."

Applications, which require a $20 fee, are due Dec. 1, 2015, for all but the Piccolo Spoleto Rising Starts, Outdoor Art Exhibition, Juried Art Exhibition and the Piccolo Fiction Open, all of which will be available in the spring. Questions? Call 843.724.7305.

RECOMMENDED

The Everything Health Guide to Adult ADD/ADHD
By Carold Jacobs and Isadore Wendel, Ph.D., MSCP

There seems to be an "Everything" book on any subject you can imagine, from comedy writing to Peruvian cooking. Written by Carole Jacobs and Isadore Wendel, Ph.D., MSCP, The Everything Health Guide to Adult ADD/ADHD presents a thorough examination of the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and how to choose the right treatment for the disorder.

The authors carefully address the social, relationship, and workplace challenges associated with ADD/ADHD, as well as strategies for managing the related symptoms. An entire chapter is also devoted to the "positives" of the condition, such as harnessing the energy and creativity generated by the disorder to lead a happy and fulfilling life. A detailed list of support organizations is provided, as well.

Adults who suffers from ADD will find this book both comforting and helpful. In addition to the extensive section on what medications are now available, several non-traditional methods of therapy, such as behavioral modification and neurofeedback, are also presented. Whether you have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or know someone who may be experiencing undiagnosed symptoms of ADD/ADHD, this is a great guide to get started on the path to coping with the disorder.

-- Nicole Jessup, Main Library

Find this and similar titles from Charleston County Public Library. This item is available as a book, audio book and downloadable eBook. To learn more or to place a hold, visit www.ccpl.org or call 843-805-6930.

An invitation: What Web sites, books or restaurants have you enjoyed? Send us a short paragraph review of why you liked a recent visit to a restaurant or a book that you recently read. Send to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com

David DuBose Gaillard

Editor's Note: With the widening of the Panama Canal set to impact Charleston's port positively, did you know a South Carolinian played a big role in the original canal?

David DuBose Gaillard was born on September 4, 1859, in Fulton, Sumter District. His parents were Samuel Isaac Gaillard and Susan Richardson DuBose. Gaillard lived with his parents, grandparents, and sisters in Clarendon until 1872, when he moved to Winnsboro to attend Mount Zion Collegiate Institute.


Gaillard

Gaillard entered West Point in 1880 and graduated fifth in his class in 1884. He was commissioned second lieutenant of engineers and would eventually attain the rank of colonel. He and Katherine Ross Davis of Columbia were married in Winnsboro on Oc. 6, 1887. The couple later had one son.

Gaillard's work as an engineer took him around the world: he taught engineering in Willets Point, New York; worked on the international boundary between the United States and Mexico; oversaw the water supply in Washington, D.C.; surveyed the Portland Channel in Alaska; and performed general staff duty in Cuba. His most important work, however, came when he was appointed to work on the Panama Canal.

General George Washington Goethals was made chief engineer of the Panama Canal in 1907, and he selected Gaillard to oversee dredging and excavation. The following year Gaillard took charge of the most challenging section: the "Culebra Cut," which crossed the continental divide. Gaillard worked for years fighting the difficult terrain and constant earth slides. He collapsed on July 26, 1913, and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he died on December 5. Culebra Cut was renamed Gaillard Cut in his honor. Gaillard was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

NOTE: The cut's name reverted to "Culebra Cut" when the canal was handed over to Panama in 2000.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Aaron W. Marrs. To read more about this or 2,000 other entries about South Carolina, check out The South Carolina Encyclopedia by USC Press. (Information used by permission.)

BROADUS

Seen around town ...


If you've walked around downtown Charleston, you've probably seen this, but where, oh where is it? Send your guess to editor@charlestoncurrents.com. And please make sure to include your hometown and other contact information. Photo by Michael Kaynard, KaynardPhotography.com.

Last week's photo by Michael Kaynard got a lot of people glowing. Stephen G. Hoffius of Charleston really knew what the little sculpture at White Point Gardens was when he offered these remarks: "Your readers may want to learn more about Willard Hirsch, whose sculpture at the Battery is featured in your Mystery Photo. Hirsch's daughter Jane put together a wonderful book of essays about him, with stunning photos by Douglas M. Pinkerton. "Art Is a Powerful Language: Willard Hirsch-The Man, The Artist" was published by Home House Press and sells for $25.00. Essayists include Martha R. Severens, Jane Elizabeth Hirsch, Anne Worsham Richardson, Harlan Greene and more. Even people familiar with Hirsch's work have been amazed to see the breadth and quality of his life's work.

Sonya Livingston of James Island said the sculpture, "The Littlest Angel," was her favorite landmark in Charleston. "It reads, 'A gift to the children of Charleston, from a friend.' That friend was my friend, Sallie Calhoun Carrington Channey, who grew up at 2 Meeting St."

Others who recognized the water fountain sculpture: Jane Riley Gambrell, David AvRutick and David Haller, all of Charleston; Tom Brown of James Island; and Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant.

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Issue 6.52 | Monday, Oct. 2-, 2014
Sorry we're a little late today;
took the kids camping

FOCUS
Halloween favorites

BRACK
Find the "liberal"

GOOD NEWS
Day of Caring to Piccolo Spoleto

HISTORY
David DuBose Gaillard

SPOTLIGHT

catherine e. lafond, p.a.

FEEDBACK
Send us your letters

REVIEW
Everything Guide to Adult ADD/ADHD

BROADUS
A great flying specimen, but where?

THE LIST
Some statewide candidates

QUOTE
End the violence

CALENDAR

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Our sister political and policy publication, Statehouse Report, has profiled several of the statewide races that will be decided on Nov. 4. Check out these stories to learn more about some major races:

Lieutenant Governor
Henry McMaster vs. Bakari Sellers
Bill Davis reports on how the two candidates so far have sparred at arm's length. Next week,

State Superintendent of Education
Molly Spearman vs. Tom Thompson
Bill Davis reports on how the GOP and Democratic candidate are both turning away from the top-down, autocratic style of lame duck current incumbent Mick Zais.

Down-ballot candidates
Andy Brack outlines what's happening in the races for Secretary of State (Charleston's Ginny Deerin vs. Mark Hammond), Agriculture Commissioner (Emil DeFelice vs. Hugh Weathers), Attorney General (Parnell Diggs vs. Alan Wilson) and Comptroller General (Richard Eckstrom vs. Kyle Herbert).

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Stop the violence

"Every year, an average of 9,200 Americans are murdered by handguns, according to Department of Justice statistics. This does not include suicides or the tens of thousands of robberies, rapes and assaults committed with handguns. This level of violence must be stopped."

-- Ronald Reagan, 1991.

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NEW ON THE CALENDAR

(NEW) Magnolia Mutt Strut: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 25, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston. Families that adopt a dog from the Charleston Animal Society in North Charleston, Pet Helpers in James Island and the shelter in Summerville will get free garden admission. But on Oct. 25, there is a doggie-owner costume contest at noon with a variety of vendors who offer a real, ahem, "howl-o-ween." More.

(NEW) 100 years since World War I: Bryan Ganaway, director of the International Scholars Program at the College of Charleston, will present a talk on the relevance of World War I today since it started in 1914. The 6 p.m. talk on Nov. 3 to the World Affairs Council of Charleston will be at the Holliday Alumni Center at the Citadel across from the school's football stadium. More.

(NEW) Blessing of the vines: Noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 8, Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Fluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. The 12th annual blessing festival will offer live music and a variety of food trucks. Cost is $10 per car. More.

DON'T MISS THESE EVENTS EITHER

Colour of Music Festival: Through Oct. 26. You can enjoy more than 25 events around Charleston and Mount Pleasant as the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble again hosts events that celebrate black classical composers and classically-trained musicians. Learn more and buy tickets here.

Brewsdays: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 21, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley. Building on the success of Wine Down Wednesdays, Charleston County Parks will offer live music, eats and beer with this new event for the beer crowd. Cost: $6 per person, not including food and drink. More.

Fences: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25, and 30-Nov. 1, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Oct. 26, South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning play by August Wilson will be reprised here with tickets at $20. More.

Family Fright Nights: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 24, 25, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston. The attraction this year will feature haunted train rides, a hay mountain, a mad scientist's lab, contests and more. Tickets are $10 per person with kids under 7 for free. More.

Very Bad Day: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Oct. 25; 3 p.m., Nov. 1, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street, Charleston. If you'd rather see "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" in person rather than at the movie theater, check out Charleston Stage's limited engagement at the end of the month. Tickets are $22.50. More.

Harvest Festival and Block Party: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 25, Olde Village, North Charleston near Park Circle. Featured will be a kid's zone with ghost stories, art, crafts, games, face-painting and more. There's even a pet costume contest. More.

SWINGELECTRIC: Jazz InFUSED: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Oct. 25, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will offer these fifth and final regular season shows with tickets up to $45. Tickets are available online at www.charlestonjazz.com.

Annual Family Picnic: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 26, Dill Sanctuary, James Island. The Charleston Museum will hold its annual family picnic with fried chicken, ham and lots of good food, as well as bluegrass music, a nature walk, children's games, hayrides and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children.

Running with the Hounds: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26, Middleton Place, Charleston. The event offers four different 5K races and other activities for kids, parents and pets. Family-oriented events include horseshoe bingo, kayaking, fishing, stone skipping, raft building, scavenger hunt and more. Food trucks will be on hand. More.

Fish or Treat: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28, S.C. Aquarium, Charleston. Kids can trick-or-treat through the aquarium, hunt for divers, boogie at a Monster Mash and dress to impress. Advance reservations required. $10 per member; children 3 and under are free. More.

Wine Down Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 29, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley. You can get another sneak peek at a future county park and enjoy a wine social at the same time. Formerly Ashem Farm, the 67-acre estate has open fiends and lots of live oaks. More.

Harvest Festival on Johns Island: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 1, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Five local bluegrass bands will be performing throughout the day, which will feature a barbecue cook-off, craft market, equestrian demonstration, hay rides and more. Tickets are $8 each; kids under 12 for free. More.

Adopt-a-Highway: Nov. 1. Charleston County Adopt-A-Highway will hold its next litter cleanup with an alternative bad weather day the following Saturday. Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers removed more than 27 tons of trash from area roads, according to Community Pride Inc. of Charleston County.
For more information, contact Angela Crouch at (843) 722-5940 extension 112.

An Evening with Joseph McGill: 6 p.m., Nov. 1, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston. The organization will present an evening with the historic preservationist to benefit the Slave Dwelling Project that works to preserve existing slave dwellings. Tickets, which are $50, include a cabin tour by McGill and garden tour between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. prior to the reception. More.

Wine, Women & Shoes: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 2, Daniel Island Club, Daniel Island. This annual fundraiser allows people to shop, sip and savor in an event that benefits the Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina. More.

ONGOING

Bird walks: 8:30 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Saturday. This is the time of year that a great variety of migrating birds fly through the Lowcountry so what better time to take part in one of the regular early morning bird walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel. Pre-registration is suggested. Cost is $5. Walks also are conducted on James Island and Folly Beach.Learn more online.

FOCUS ARCHIVES

10/13: Charleston Jazz Jam
10/6: Nuovo Cinema Italiano

9/29: Smith: West Ashley
9/22: Haynes: Hurricane Hugo
9/15: ECCO's 25th
9/8: Riley on responsibilities
9/1: Sabine: RiverDogs' photo essay

8/25: Friedman, Moredock: New station
8/18: No pets, kids in hot cars
8/11: Ruff: County's greenbelt plan
8/4: Holling: Watkins's book

7/28: Fordham: Literacy program
7/21: Troy: Dolphin's new owner
7/14: Waronsky: Message focus
7/7: Devaney: Winning poster prize
7/1: Dodge: Take 5 campaign

6/16: Pritchard: Anti-cruelty effort
6/9: Wentworth: Palmetto Poem
6/2: Mullins: Play on bishop's murder

DOUG BOSTICK:
CIVIL WAR HISTORY

10/13: Yellow fever epidemic
9/8: The "Immortal 600"
8/11: The inhuman threat
7/14: Nearly impregnable
6/9: Prisoners to Charleston
5/12: Change of command
4/14: Charleston capture?
2/10: Attack of the Hunley
1/27/14: Bleak conditions

ANDY BRACK

10/13: New station needed
10/6: Sheheen uses flag

9/29: On panhandling
9/22: Why we vote on Tuesdays
9/15: Watkins offers romp on Trace
9/8: DaPore on putting people first
9/1: On finding column topics

8/25: End of 2nd Reconstruction
8/18: Humor and politics
8/11: Gov's race interesting
8/4: Letters to a camper

7/28: Writer says S.C. like Africa
7/21: Problem with chamber
7/14: On being fair
7/7: Do more on civil rights
7/1: Great trip to Wyoming

6/16: All about chiggers
6/9: Hollywood drama at capitol
6/2: D is for dysfunctional

LAFOND, McQUAGE:
ON SENIORS

10/3: Honoring aging
8/4: There's an app for that
6/2: It takes a virtual village
5/19: Common IRA traps to avoid
4/7: Medication check-up
3/3: Read your deed
2/3/2014: Driving and being older

12/2: On the Personal Property Memo
11/4: Your time: great gift for seniors
10/7: Let's celebrate aging
9/3: Medicaid and your future
8/5: More on estates, wills
7/1: Estate planning myths
6/3: Pensions for wartime vets
5/6: Revocable Living Trusts
3/4: Resources to help seniors cope
2/4: On life estates
1/7: Next step in health care

KYRA MORRIS: MONEY

9/29: On personal happiness
8/25: S.C. Inland Port
7/28: Your digital assets
7/1: Tax credits, deductions
5/26: Social Security conversation
4/29: Community ag/fisheries
3/24: Let's invest in Charleston
2/24: Getting beyond jitters
1/27/14: Financial independence

12/23: And now there is hope
12/2: The "thanks" of Thanksgiving
10/28: Impact of rising bond market
9/30: What happens when rates rise

LEIGH SABINE:
PLUFF MUD KIDS

9/15: Great run/walks for family
8/18: Edisto day trip
7/21: Great reading places
6/16: Picking berries, making jam
5/26: Art and music for kids
4/21: ArtFields for kids
3/17: Spring break ideas in S.C.
2/17: Four great outings for limited times
1/20: Upstate wonders

12/16: More holiday fun
11/18: Winter activities to do
10/14: Four ways to preserve history
9/16: It's harvest time
8/19: Kids giving back

7/15: Childrens' museums
6/17: Interactive adventures
5/20: Birds, bees, butterflies
4/15: Signs of spring abound
3/18: Great local parks
2/18: What's new in Charleston is old
1/21: Blaze a trail in 2013
12/10: Great holiday adventure

PALMETTO POEM

10/6: Meyers: back from the woods ...
9/1: Hagerty: Twinzilla Wormhole
8/4: Lamkin: A rose for my mother
7/7: Amaker: Out of breath
6/9: Wentworth: Path to the Beach

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