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Issue 1.75 | Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 | Do the Shark this week


COOKIE CHAMP: Nona Pontiff (right) describes her winning cookie recipe to the judges during the Circa 1886 Christmas Cookie Contest on Wednesday. Judges (from left) Nathalie Dupree, Tara Lynn and Judith Moore picked Pontiff's cookie as tastiest, most original and most representative of Charleston. Read more in today's Currents column. (Photo by Ann Thrash)


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: New school for gifted kids

CURRENTS

:: Christmas cookie contest has flavor

FEEDBACK
:: Your thoughts on airlines, more?

THE LIST
:: Sales tax holiday questions

GOOD NEWS
:: Symphony, ornament, home expo

ALSO INSIDE

___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next
___:: REVIEW: Tell us why you like a book
___:: HISTORY: Sylvia Woods
___:: QUOTE: Ali on perspective
___:: BOOKSHELF: Interesting reading
___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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TODAY'S FOCUS
New school to offer gifted kids the challenges they need
By STACEY LINDBERGH
Palmetto Scholars Academy
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com

AUG. 6, 2009 -- In August 2010, one school will deliver two "firsts" in Lowcountry education. Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) will be the first regional public school and the first gifted and talented charter school. As one of only seven gifted and talented charter schools in the nation, PSA will open with grades six through eight, adding a higher grade each year until it encompasses a middle school and a high school with 504 students total.


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Why do we need a gifted and talented school in the Lowcountry? According to the S.C. Department of Education, 4,063 children in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in grades six through eight are state-identified as gifted and talented. Currently in the tri-county area, there is only one middle school, Buist Academy, and one high school, Academic Magnet High School, that are focused on advanced learners. Both schools require Charleston County residency and have long waiting lists.

Dr. Shelagh Gallagher, a nationally recognized leader in gifted and talented curriculum, has been retained as PSA's curriculum consultant. The curriculum at PSA, Dr. Gallagher states, "will move faster through standard content and will also emphasize exploring information in greater depth and complexity, with an emphasis on conceptual reasoning and connecting intellectual knowledge with experiences that bring abstract ideas to life."

Dr. Gallagher explains: "Like all other kids, gifted kids tend to develop their skills in reasoning when they are challenged. The difference between gifted kids and others is that it takes advanced content to really challenge them. If all they ever get is the regular curriculum, they may end up good at memorizing but relatively poor at reasoning, and that's quite a waste, not only for the students but for the rest of us as well. Gifted students I've known who attended specialized schools like this have had a central role in the development of the World Wide Web, have been influential in the field of sustainable development and have discovered planets - not because we told them they had to change the world, but because we helped them to fully become who they wanted to be."

Per its mission, PSA students will engage with leading innovative organizations in higher education, business, the arts and science. PSA will not only educate its students, but plans are under way to establish the school as a platform to serve the need of gifted and talented students across the state through Summer Institutes at the school, through opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level university students to learn how to teach gifted and talented students, and through research on gifted and talented education.

Much work lies ahead to prepare for the opening of PSA on Aug. 18, 2010. Volunteers are needed on committees such as Grants Management, Fundraising, Finance, Student Enrollment, Business Partnerships, and Faculty Recruitment. An added benefit of participation is priority enrollment for the children of charter committee members. Any student, regardless of county of residency, may attend PSA. The only enrollment requirements are eligibility for grade level and the desire for a rigorous academic environment geared to advanced learners.

If interested, please contact me by email or sign up for our e-mail newsletters at http://www.palmettoscholarsacademy.org. You will find participation fun and interesting, and your efforts will benefit children and your community.

Dr. Gallagher notes, "When an 11-year-old is talented in basketball, we don't tell him to stop playing because he's unusually good. We find ways to put him with other kids who are equally talented and then give him exposure to expert teachers and specialized equipment so he can hone his raw talent into something remarkable. That's the whole idea behind PSA, except the students we're targeting are those with exceptional talent in academics instead of sports."

Stacey Lindbergh is a longtime advocate for advanced learners who has spearheaded the effort to establish Palmetto Scholars Academy and to win approval for the school from the board of the S.C. Public Charter School District. The SCPCSD unanimously approved Palmetto Scholars Academy on July 9.

CURRENTS
Christmas cookie contest has plenty of local flavor

By ANN THRASH, editor
For CharlestonCurrents.com

AUG. 6, 2009 -- If Charleston were a Christmas cookie, would it be a Warm Welcome, a Polite Palmetto with Sweet Tea Glaze, or a Christmas on the Piazza? That was the decision facing the judges on Wednesday in a local restaurant's Christmas Cookie Contest.


Thrash

Circa 1886, the multiple-award-winning restaurant at the Wentworth Mansion downtown, announced the cookie contest earlier this summer and invited recipes and ideas from the community. The competition was a follow-up to the success of a contest last year that asked participants to come up with a distinctively Charleston ice cream. The winner was Seersucker -- a vanilla ice cream base studded with Charleston Chews candy, blueberries and honey-roasted peanuts. Yum!

The cookie contest asked the culinary question, "If Charleston were a Christmas cookie, what would it be?" A few dozen people entered the contest, and the chefs at the restaurant narrowed the field to three promising contenders. The cookie candidates had plenty of Charleston touches, not just in their names, but in their ingredients - benne seeds, pineapple and sweet tea, for example.

The judging yesterday drew a couple of media types along with the contestants, their family members and supporters. The audience got to enjoy samples of each of the three cookies while the judges -- chef and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree, Charleston Cookie Co. owner Judith Moore, and WCBD Channel 2 anchorwoman Tara Lynn -- rated the cookies on flavor, originality and how well they represented Charleston.


The three finalists in the Circa 1886 Christmas Cookie Contest were (from left) Warm Welcome Cookies, Polite Palmettos with Sweet Tea Glaze, and Christmas on the Piazza. The winner, Polite Palmettos, was baked in the shape of a palmetto for the judges. (Photo by Ann Thrash)

When the points were tallied and the last cookie crumbled, the winner was Nona Pontiff, who came up with the Polite Palmettos with Sweet Tea Glaze. It truly was a delicious cookie, with a texture like light shortbread and that neat sweet tea glaze and benne seeds on top.

Pontiff will receive a gift certificate for a dinner for four at Circa 1886, and her cookie will be served as the holiday cookie on the restaurant's dessert menu throughout December. The runners-up -- Kathy Smith's Christmas on the Piazza Cookies and Courtney Clarkson's Warm Welcomes - definitely did themselves proud. Both were first-rate, and I'm glad I didn't have to pick just one winner.

While talking with the judges after the contest, Pontiff described herself as a "hobby baker," but the judges made it clear that they thought her creation rose to a higher level. There was even a suggestion that she enter the Pillsbury Bake-Off, which has a first prize of $1 million.

Ultimately, I think it was the sweet tea glaze that put the winning cookie over the top. Pontiff mentioned that she had tried several versions of the glaze, including one made with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. Spiked Christmas cookies! Charlestonians would probably love them, but be careful if you leave them for Santa- - he's driving, you know.

Ann Thrash, editor of CharlestonCurrents.com, can be reached at: editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

FEEDBACK
So what do you think about the airlines, something else?

Have a comment or want to vent? If you have something to say about leadership in South Carolina, the state of baseball today, good barbecue or something about your community's government, drop us a line to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com. Please send no more than 200 words and include contact information (phone number, hometown) so we can get in touch with you.

SPOTLIGHT
Lowcountry Food Bank

The public spiritedness of our underwriters and nonprofit partners allows us to bring CharlestonCurrents.com to you at no cost. This issue's featured nonprofit partner is the Lowcountry Food Bank, which was founded in 1983 as a clearinghouse for donated food items. The Food Bank, which receives more than 10 million pounds of donated food annually, seeks to feed the poor and hungry of the ten coastal counties of South Carolina by soliciting and distributing healthy food and grocery products to nonprofit agencies serving the poor, and to educate the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger. For more, visit the Food Bank online at: http://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/.

GOOD NEWS
CSO announces 'Celebrate Charleston' focus for new season

The 2009-10 performance season for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, which begins next month, will focus on the Lowcountry's musical landscape past and present with the theme "Celebrate Charleston," the CSO announced earlier this week. Performances will range "from 'Porgy and Bess' to the talent of the CSO's very own musicians, to contemporary artists and composers whose work and performances are inspired by this magical city we call home," said a statement from the CSO.

"Celebrate Charleston" will feature 10 performances led by guest conductors from around the world, many of whom have directed the CSO in years past. The focus on home-grown and visiting talent - pianists, drummers, horn players and vocalists, and performers from colleges and churches - is designed to attract local audiences as well as visitors to appreciate the city and rediscover the CSO.

The main venues for the CSO will be the Galliard and Memminger auditoriums, with a number of special events and series at local churches. Season tickets are on sale now, and single tickets will be on sale beginning Sept. 15. To buy tickets or learn more, go to http://www.charlestonsymphony.com.

'Ornament of Hope' on sale, will support adult literacy

The Trident Literacy Association's 2009 Christmas Ornament of Hope, featuring artist Anne Worsham Richardson's painting "Pine Grosbeak," is now on sale to help support the organization's adult literacy programs. Since 1991, Richardson has donated the use of one of her paintings to South Carolina Literacy Volunteers to create an ornament to benefit their efforts. Elizabeth Anne Neiman of The Charleston Mint creates the exclusive interpretation from watercolor to metal.

Trident Literacy offers the Ornament of Hope annually. Each ornament is 24k gold on solid brass with baked enameling. All ornaments include a numbered certificate of authenticity, making them popular as collectibles. Single ornaments are $15. A matted-and-framed version with a print of the Anne Worsham Richardson painting that inspired the ornament is available for $35 plus $5 postage and handling. Limited supplies of previous years' ornaments are also available.

The painting that inspired the ornament is particularly noteworthy because it was featured on the cover of National Wildlife Magazine -- the only work of art by a woman ever to grace the cover.

For information or to order ornaments, contact Trident Literacy at 747-2223 or go to www.tridentlit.org.

Safe Home Expo to offer info on energy, insurance, safety

This weekend's S.C. Safe Home Expo will offer a number of free programs for local residents who want to learn more about hurricane preparedness, energy efficiency and insurance along the coast.

The expo runs Aug. 9 through Aug. 11 at the North Charleston Convention Center. The Aug. 9 programs, which run from 1 pm. to 5 p.m., are free to the public; programs on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 are for industry professionals only.

The Aug. 9 programs are: 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., green landscape techniques; 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., insurance basics; 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., flood insurance basics; 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., S.C. Safe Home program; 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., garage door retrofits; 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., available tax incentives and Catastrophe Savings Accounts; 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., techniques for improving home energy efficiency; and 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., creating a healthy home. More information is online.

REVIEW
What's your favorite?

HAVE A REVIEW? If you have a review of a book, movie, restaurant or local arts endeavor, please send no more than 150 words to editor Ann Thrash. Make sure to include your name and full contact information.

HISTORY SPOTLIGHT
Sylvia Woods

A restaurateur, author and businesswoman, Woods was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 2, 1926, the only child of Van and Julia Pressley. Her father died three days later, and Sylvia and her mother moved to Hemingway, South Carolina, to live with her maternal grandparents on their thirty-five-acre farm. It was here that Woods learned to cook traditional southern and African American food.

Sylvia married Herbert Woods in Hemingway on January 18, 1944. They started a family, which would eventually grow to include four children, and she owned a beauty parlor. In 1950 the family moved to Harlem, and in 1954 she began waiting tables at Johnson's Restaurant. Eight years later she bought the eatery with a $20,000 loan from her mother, who mortgaged the family farm to raise the money, and renamed it Sylvia's.

Sylvia's became a popular neighborhood restaurant, but it was not until New York magazine's food critic Gael Greene wrote a 1979 article dubbing Woods "the queen of soul food" that the business gained worldwide attention. Her simple southern dishes - many of which were created by Hemingway native Ruth Gully, who ran the restaurant's kitchen from 1975 until her death in 1995 - attracted throngs of tourists each year and have spawned a multi-million-dollar empire, Sylvia Woods Enterprises. The company includes the Harlem restaurant, an Atlanta branch, cookbooks, and a successful line of packaged food products sold in stores across the country.

By the early twenty-first century Wood's four children ran the business, and she divided her time between Hemingway and Harlem (Herbert Woods died in June 2001). Her 1999 cookbook, "Sylvia's Family Soul Food Cookbook," is an homage to her childhood in Hemingway, a town that, she wrote, "has more great cooks per square inch than you would find in most cooking schools."

-- Excerpted from the entry by Bruce Lane and Scott Wyatt. 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.)

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THE LIST
Sales tax holiday

One of the state's periodic "Sales Tax Holiday" weekends begins tomorrow. Designed to give consumers a break (and the economy a boost) by letting shoppers keep what they'd normally pay in sales taxes, the tax holiday begins Friday at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday at midnight. Here are five questions and answers on the tax holiday from the state Web site http://www.sctax.org. For a full list of items that are and are not tax-free, go here online.

Q: Does the sales tax holiday apply to sales made by mail order, Internet or similar retailers?
A: Yes, provided the item sold is one qualifying for the exemption and the sale occurs during the three days of the sales tax holiday.

Q: How are exchanges of items purchased during the holiday handled when returned after the holiday?
A: If a customer purchases an exempt item during the holiday and later exchanges the item for the same item (different size, color, etc.), no additional tax will be due even if the exchange is made after the sales tax holiday. However, if the customer returns the item after the tax holiday and receives credit on the purchase of a different item, the sales or use tax will apply to the newly purchased item.

Q: Does the holiday apply to local sales and use taxes collected by the department on behalf of counties that have imposed such taxes?
A: Yes, provided the item sold is one qualifying for the exemption and the sale occurs during the three days of the holiday.

Q: Are delivery charges subject to the tax during the holiday?
A: Most delivery charges are included in the tax base for the sales tax and the use tax. If an item qualifies for the exemption under the sales tax holiday, then all delivery charges associated with that sale are exempt.

Q: Can retailers elect not to participate in the holiday and collect the sales tax from their customers on eligible items during the holiday?
A: No. Retailers may only pass on to their customers sales taxes that are legally due.

QUOTE
On perspective


Ali

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."

-- Boxer Muhammad Ali (1942 - )

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK

First Fridays on Gallery Row: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 7, Broad Street. The Broad Street Merchants Association sponsors this free event, which includes fine art and refreshments in the boutiques, art galleries and bodegas on Gallery Row. Participating merchants include Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Hamlet Fine Art, Edward Dare Gallery, COCO VIVO, Mary Martin Fine Art, UTOPIA, Atmah Ja’s, Spencer Galleries, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Martin Gallery, SCOOP Studios, Jake’s, Blind Tiger and Oak Steak House. More info: 722-1944, by email here, or go online here.

Free Skin Cancer Screening: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8, Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park, Riverland Drive, Charleston. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and dermatologists from the MUSC Mobile Health Unit (a fully equipped doctor's office on wheels) will offer a free skin cancer screenings. More skin cancer info: MUSC Health Connection, 792-1414.

Spiritual Ensemble Auditions: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 8, Citadel Square Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 342 Meeting St. Charleston Symphony Orchestra's Spiritual Ensemble will hold voice-assessment auditions for new volunteer members; singers whose voices are in the lower ranges (tenor and bass) are especially needed. More info.

(NEW) National Lighthouse Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 8, Coast Guard Historic District site, 1815 I'On Ave., Sullivan's Island. Free open house for the public to mark National Lighthouse Day. Lighthouse grounds, quarters cupola and boathouse will be open to the public. Because of safety concerns, only the base of the lighthouse will be open. A Coast Guard representative will give a talk at 11 a.m. about lighthouse maintenance. Refreshments will be served. More info: 883-3123.

Shagging on the Cooper: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 8, Mount Pleasant Pier at Memorial Park, foot of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant. Shag under the stars at the new pier. Music starts at 8:30 p.m., provided by The Coppertones (a formally dressed six-piece ensemble party band that plays classic R&B and beach music). Beverages available for purchase on-site. Tickets: $8; only 800 tickets will be sold and must be purchased at the event (no advance sales). Tickets available in gift shop at pier beginning at 3 p.m. the day of the event. More info: 795-4386.

Take the Bite Out of Sharks: Through Aug. 8, South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, downtown. A weeklong celebration of “all things more dangerous than sharks” during the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Enter the aquarium through the mouth of a great white shark, then explore the facts about sharks through special displays and activities. Visitors can earn an “O-fishal Investigator” certificate in a Mythbusters Mystery Hunt, enjoy a shark-themed dive show, “adopt” a sand tiger shark and more. More info: online here or 577-FISH (3474).

"The Tryal of Major Stede Bonnet": 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 26, Old Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St., downtown. A one-of-a-kind interactive theatrical event that brings to life the story of "gentleman pirate" Stede Bonnet, who plied his trade in the waters off Charleston in the early 1700s. The 40-minute show was written and is performed by Rodney Lee Rogers of PURE Theatre. Cost: $8 and $12. Tickets/info: 534-6169 or online here.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

Continuing Education Open House: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Continuing Education Center (Building 910), Trident Technical College Main Campus, 2001 Mabeline Road, North Charleston. The event is designed to familiarize participants with TTC continuing-education courses and they can provide training for a new career or personal enrichment. Talk with course instructors, tour the facilities, register for fall classes, learn about financial options, and enjoy refreshments and prizes. More info: 574-6111.

Darius Rucker Homegrown Concert: 7 p.m. Aug. 13, Family Circle Tennis Center, Daniel Island. Rucker will offer a special concert to help bring in donations of school supplies for needy local students. Country music star Dierks Bentley will be among the special guests. Fans are urged to bring school supplies to the concert to donate. Tickets: $40 for floor or first-tier reserved seats; $32 for reserved second-tier seats; $25 general admission third-tier seats. To purchase: Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone (1-800-745-3000), local Publix outlets, Family Circle Tennis Center ticket office, or online here.

DeMint talks: 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Aug. 17, Daniel Island Club, Daniel Island. U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., will speak at a meeting of the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association that is open to the public. Topics will include economic development and jobs in South Carolina, as well an update on what’s going on in Washington. Cost: $12.50 (to cover breakfast). RSVP by Aug. 10 to Stacey Lindbergh.

(NEW) Going Green for the Girls II: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Halls Chophouse, 434 King St. Green Drinks Charleston, Carolina's Eco-Unit, and Halls Chophouse are throwing a second cocktail hour to help fund some simple energy-efficiency upgrades and retrofits to the historic building downtown that houses the Center for Women. Donation of $10 (cash or check at door) includes food samples. There will be a cash bar. More info online.

(NEW) Buy or Burn Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22, Village Square Shopping Center, 1650 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (formerly The Map Room); sneak preview ($10-per-person admission) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Event to benefit Trident Literacy Association. Wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs and other electronic media will be priced for quick sale; only cash or check will be accepted. Book donations will be accepted at the sale site from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, or books can be dropped off at any Trident Literacy location. More info online or 747-2223.

(NEW) Women in IT: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Tate Center, College of Charleston, Room 207 and Gallery. The forum will explore the challenges and opportunities for women in the IT industry with a panel of local industry leaders and educators. An MIT Enterprise Forum video from Technology Review's EmTech08 Conference will be shown, featuring successful female entrepreneurs in the industry with companies such as ZipCar, GoLoco, Ziggs.com and Daily Grommet. Lunch and networking opportunities included. Registration (required): $20 (includes lunch). More info/registration.

Surf Seining at Sullivan's: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Station 30, Sullivan's Island. The Station 30 area on Sullivan's Island area has been a seining hotspot for generations. Join the experts from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission to catch and discover a variety of marine critters at the first CCPRC seining program on Sullivan's Island. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under, and pre-registration is required. Open to ages 6 and up. Cost: $7 Charleston County residents, $9 nonresidents. Registration/more info, or 795-4FUN.

(NEW) Wine + Food Launch Party: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Road. Barbecue and beverages will be available, and the latest news about next year's BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival, including the lineup of chefs and authors, will be announced. Entertainment by the Blue Plantation Band. Tickets: $10 per person cash or check at the door, with proceeds benefiting the festival's charitable efforts. Reserve tickets by Aug. 31 by e-mailing or calling 727-9998, ext. 4.

ON THE BOOKSHELF

In this section, we offer a list of good reads that you might want to consider reading:

  • A Short History of a Small Place, T.R. Pearson
  • The Book of Marie, Terry Kay
  • Charleston Jazz, Jack McCray
  • I'll Be Sober in the Morning: Great Comebacks, Putdowns, and Ripostes, Chris Lamb (List)
  • Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller

  • Suggest a book to us

FOCUS ARCHIVES

11/5: McCutcheon: Work gap
11/2:
Ohl: On carpooling
10/29:
Wiedman: Women at Gibbes
10/26: Matouchev: Bear markets
10/22:
Conover: BarCamp buzz
10/19:
Wilson: Symphony update
10/15:
Bender: Special Olympics
10/12:
Baron: Breast Center
10/8:
Ginn: Growing prosperity
10/5:
Buffum: Waterkeeping
10/1:
Personal branding
9/28:
Acker: Designer fashion
9/24:
Spencer: Art galleries
9/21:
Riley, Moryl: MOJA
9/17:
Gaither: Green Room
9/14:
Chesson: Museum Mile
9/10:
Barnette: Chas. Ballet
9/3:
Deaton: Thrive Prize

THRASH ARCHIVES

11/5: Improving turnout
10/29: Celebrating a year
10/22: Good, bad signs
10/15: Bob's new food show
10/8: Robot ice cream
10/5: Costumes, snarks
9/24:
Must-see TV
9/17: Fall leaves
9/3:
Cold comfort, more
8/27:
Being a fan
8/20:
Good, bad, spineless
8/13:
Locals on Runway
8/6:
Cookie contest
7/30:
Vote on car tags
7/23:
True confessions
7/16:
New way of tithing?
7/9:
Lookout for manatees

BRACK ARCHIVES

11/2: Boeing highlights needs
10/26:
No place for prejudice
10/19:
Have fun at Halloween
10/12:
Renovated Gaillard?
10/1: Napa wine trip
9/28: Anti-crime measures
9/21: Caw Caw park
9/14:
Debris policy
9/10:
Mystery solved
8/31:
This and that
8/24:
SC's treasures
8/17: RIP to old clunker
8/10: Lots to squeeze in
8/3: On flying Delta
7/27: Conspiracy theories
7/20: Protect carriage animals
7/13: Economic thaw here?

LIST ARCHIVES

11/5: Weather watching
11/2:
5 cooking classes
10/29:
Best lists of year
10/26:
Oyster recycling
10/22:
Howl-o-ween fun
10/19:
Literacy
10/15:
Giving blood
10/12:
Top ratings
10/8:
Major league
10/5:
Book sale
10/1:
Citadel football
9/28:
Taste of Charleston
9/24:
Feeding the need
9/21:
Hugo
9/17:
History for sale
9/14:
Shrimp baiting
9/10:
Day of Caring
9/3:
Free legal clinics

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