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Issue 1.94 | Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 | Already running a little late today

You can watch artists painting in person during the coming Painting in the Park on Nov. 7 in Washington Park near City Hall in Charleston. It's part of the Charleston Fine Art Annual, a weekend-long festival that annually draws nationally-known artists and thousands of art lovers to the city while raising money for high school art programs. See Good News for more on this year's events, which begin Nov. 4. (Photo provided by the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association)

:: Value of Special Olympics


:: Chef Bob's great new show

:: Send in your thoughts

:: Giving blood

:: BarCamp, ice cream, fine art


___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next

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___:: HISTORY: Turn of the century expo

___:: QUOTE: Peter on being fooled

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'Coach' knows value of Special Olympics for athletes
Running coach, Special Olympics South Carolina
Special to

OCT. 15, 2009 -- Special Olympics South Carolina is proud to celebrate ten years of acceptance, generosity, courage and sportsmanship at the 10th Annual Special Night for Special Olympics Gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Blackbaud Stadium. The 10th Annual Special Night for Special Olympics will honor all the donors, coaches, parents and volunteers who have given a decade of support toward providing opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy and friendship in a community.

Special Olympics running coach Elizabeth Bender (right) is pictured with two of her athletes, Kylie MacFarland (left) and Whitney Parker. (Photo provided by Elizabeth Bender)

As the running coach for eight amazing athletes, I am thrilled to be a part of this event and this rogram. I grew up with a sister with Down Syndrome. When I was a kid, seeing her light up with her coaches and on the awards podium meant the world to me. Now, as an adult, I hope I can give that same encouragement and joy to my athletes. Every time I am at practice or at a race, my heart soars to see their smiling faces when they finish a run. They may not win, but that does not lessen their accomplishment. Together we celebrate their achievement, and neither they nor I go home sad. They are amazing individuals with nothing but love and happiness to share, and it is an honor to be "Coach" in their eyes.

Around the world, many special-needs people, young and old, go unrecognized by those around them; they feel hurt, confused and discouraged. Special Olympics gives them and all athletes the opportunity to be a part of the community, be recognized and accomplish the impossible. Events like the Special Night for Special Olympics provide funding for my athletes, and all athletes, to participate in our everyday practices as well as the regional, state, national and world games.

Over the past ten years, funds from the Special Night for Special Olympics have allowed Charleston as a whole to grow from four sports to 13 sports offered; to send athletes overseas to compete in Special Olympics World Games, as well as the first Winter World Games held in the U.S. this past February; and to grow the program from 500 athletes to 2,000.

The Special Night for Special Olympics Gala is a black-tie affair with live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music and a special "Be A Fan" of Special Olympics presentation. Tickets are $75 per person or $150 per couple. I'd recommend purchasing tickets early as the event fills up quickly. Tickets can be bought online at or by calling 795-5316.

Special thanks to Paul Hulsey of the Hulsey Law Group, the Charleston Battery and countless other supporters and volunteers for sponsoring this event.

In addition to serving as a running coach for Special Olympics South Carolina, Elizabeth Bender is the marketing and public relations coordinator for the South Carolina Aquarium.

Waggoner serves up a winner with 'U Cook with Chef Bob'
By ANN THRASH, editor

OCT. 15, 2009 -- Many of us who've had the pleasure of tasting Chef Bob Waggoner's food have concluded that he's a natural at cooking. But it's about to become clear to a very large audience that he's also a natural at something else: teaching people about food, and doing it in front of a TV camera.


Earlier this week at Akim Anastapoulo's Hollywood (S.C.) Studios, Waggoner was totally at home in a TV kitchen as he taped one of the shows in his new PBS series, "U Cook with Chef Bob." The shows are expected to start airing on stations around the country sometime after the first of next year.

The show has a pretty cool format, one that's different from the cornucopia of cooking shows on TV. Audience members are seated around small restaurant-style tables with all the appointments - seasonal fresh flowers, wine glasses, fine china, etc. - and Waggoner comes out for a quick chat before diving right in to the menu. He makes a quick appetizer, which he shares with three lucky audience members who are seated on the stage. (It was a warm salmon salad the day we were there, and we wish we'd been among the lucky three who got to taste it - the aroma was divine.)

A ribeye of Wagyu beef was the main course for a taping of "U Cook with Chef Bob" in Hollywood (S.C.) earlier this week. It was served with a red wine and cream sauce and white asparagus. (Photo by Ann Thrash)

For the centerpiece of the show, Waggoner takes a guest out of the audience, sends him or her backstage to be outfitted with a chef's coat and fussed over by the hair-and-makeup lady, then brings the guest back on stage to help him cook the main course. Everyone in the audience gets to enjoy the dish along with a glass of wine. On the day we were there, it was a Wagyu beef ribeye with a red wine sauce that also included shallots, cream, a bit of butter and a few grape tomatoes - simple but mouthwatering stuff that proved the show's point: Anybody can be a great cook with good, fresh ingredients and a little advice from Chef Bob.

Waggoner was so at ease with the crowd, the cameras and the cooking that the show was taped virtually in real time. Only two very minor segments required a "do-over," and in both cases the crew was quick to say that it was a technical issue, no fault of the audience of Chef Bob's. Everything flowed as smoothly as the wines.

As you'd expect from a chef with Waggoner's talents and years of experience - he worked at restaurants all over the world, trained with some of the landmark chefs in French culinary history, and spent 13 years in charge of Charleston Grill -- he can keep a lot of pots simmering and a lot of things happening at the same time. But he also had a great and very natural sense of humor on camera, joking with guests, rolling with the punches and not missing a beat.

It was also a treat to get a look inside the old Piggly Wiggly store that "Judge Extreme Akim" Anastapoulo converted into a TV studio for the filming of his "Eye for an Eye" TV series. The majority of the work on the project was done by residents of Hollywood and nearby communities, and Anastapoulo seems to be committed to helping that part of Charleston County develop and prosper.

We know the studio and Chef Bob will do Charleston proud on PBS, and we wish them the best with the show. Whenever we get word about air dates and times for "U Cook with Chef Bob," we'll let you know.

Ann Thrash, editor of, can be reached at:

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BarCamp expands in response to demand for tickets

Organizers of the Lowcountry's first BarCamp added 50 spots to the number of available tickets last week in response to growing interest in the Oct. 24 event, and those are quickly running out, program sponsors say.

At a BarCamp, attendees propose and lead all the sessions, so there is no distinction between the presenters and the audience. The concept began four years ago in the West Coast tech community and quickly became a global phenomenon, encouraging hundreds of communities to share expertise on a diverse menu of topics. Proposed sessions for Oct. 24 range from tech subjects to crafts and cooking.

"This is the first one in the Lowcountry, so we really didn't know what to expect," said event co-organizer Chrys Rynearson. "The good news is, the social media networks around Charleston are proving to be incredibly powerful at mobilizing support and spreading the word. As organizers, we've had to hustle to keep up."

The daylong event will be held at the Lowcountry Innovation Center, 1535 Hobby St., on the Old Navy Base, beginning at 8 a.m. Event sponsors cover the cost of providing participants with T-shirts, snacks, coffee, soft drinks and lunch. Unlike most conferences, BarCamp CHS is free to anyone who registers.

Organizers say if you want to be kept posted about ticket availability in the event that BarCamp sells out, e-mail them at The event Web site is

Kids can get free ice cream by earning good grades

Discovery Ice Cream in Mount Pleasant is letting Lowcountry students cash in on their good grades in a sweet way. The Towne Centre store has launched "Sweet Success," a program that rewards a free ice cream cone to any Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester county K-12 student who brings in a current report card with an "A" in math or science.

Those two subjects are key to Discovery's secret ingredient: a robot ice cream server (see last Thursday's for more on the robot). In addition to its resident robot, Discovery Ice Cream features house-made ice cream in a variety of flavors as well as coffee drinks, smoothies and frozen yogurt.

The store is located next door to Belk in Towne Center and is open daily. Call 216-7240 or visit for more information.

Fine Art Annual to raise funds for high school programs

The Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association will welcome avid art collectors and renowned artists from across the country next month for the association's 11th Charleston Fine Art Annual. The event also marks the 10th anniversary of CFADA, which was established to promote Charleston as a fine-art destination for passionate collectors and art enthusiasts, and to support the artists of the future.

The Charleston Fine Art Annual will be held Nov. 4, Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 and will feature more than 25 leading artists exhibiting at CFADA member galleries and painting in Washington Park. Proceeds will benefit fine-art programs in Charleston County high schools. Last year's event raised more than $18,000 for high school programs. CFADA began donating to schools in 2004, and has donated over $140,000 to art programs since then.

"This is the only organization in Charleston I know of that helps out the art programs in the schools," says Wando High School art teacher Cheryl Clair. "With the generous donations provided by CFADA, we are able to provide all students, especially those who may be disadvantaged, with high-quality materials for creating art. Students are truly benefiting from having a creative outlet through our art classes."

The weekend kicks off on Nov. 4, with the first of a new three-part lecture series, "Women in Art," organized by the Gibbes Museum of Art. (Go to for details). At 5 p.m. Nov. 6, there will be a free art stroll through CFADA member galleries, with each gallery presenting works by prominent local and visiting artists.

On Nov. 7 starting at 9 a.m., a variety of artists will take part in "Painting in the Park," a plein-air event where artists will work on paintings that will be auctioned off that evening to benefit the high school art programs. The event includes a contest for high school students. The auction that evening will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Charleston Hotel, 68 Wentworth St. Tickets are $50 and include a fully illustrated sales catalog.

For tickets or details about any events, visit or call 722-0128.

Send us your opinion

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.

Inter-State and West Indian Exposition

Held in Charleston from December 1, 1901, to June 20, 1902, the West Indian Exposition followed world's fairs in other southern cities such as Atlanta (1881, 1895), New Orleans (1884-1886), and Nashville (1897). While many of the city's traditional merchants and bankers were uninterested, the idea gained support from the city's progressive young businessmen.

South Carolina Building at the Exposition

Under the leadership of Frederick C. Wagener, Charleston's Exposition Company raised money through private and corporate subscriptions to stock, a municipal bond issue, state government, and donations of convict labor. The company acquired the lands of the old Washington Race Course and the adjacent Lowndes farm, lying north of the city along the Ashley River. The company hired Bradford Lee Gilbert, a New York-based architect and the supervising architect of Atlanta's Cotton States Exposition (1895), to oversee the design and construction of the landscape and buildings.

The goal of the exposition was to stimulate trade through the city's harbor, where traffic had steadily decreased since the Civil War. In the wake of the Spanish-American War, the exposition's proponents sought to position Charleston as the principal port of exchange between the United States and the Caribbean and Latin America. However, the federal government did not give the exposition its formal approval until just before the start, and no foreign governments sent official exhibits. Poor weather, a late installation of many exhibits, and a chronic shortage of funds all contributed to the poor financial results of the exposition.

After the end of the exposition, the city of Charleston acquired the eastern portion of the grounds containing the formal court and main buildings for use as Hampton Park. In the 1910s the state acquired the western portion of the grounds along the Ashley River for the new campus of The Citadel.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Bruce G. Harvey. 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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Giving blood


Think you're too old to donate blood? Maybe it's being diabetic or a recent cancer treatment that have kept you from rolling up your sleeve. Well, it's time to put some myths to rest. Patrick K. Lamontagne, donor recruitment supervisor for the American Red Cross' Lowcountry Chapter, offers these five myths and realities about giving blood.

Myth: I can't donate blood since I am over the age of 65.
Truth: There is no upper age limit that will prevent you from donating blood. As long as you meet all of the donation requirements and are in general good health, you can be 100 years old and still donate blood.

Myth: I'm a diabetic and the Red Cross can't use my blood.
Truth: Diabetics are still eligible to donate blood as long as the diabetes is controlled by medication.

Myth: I have to wait five years to donate since I have had a form of cancer.
Truth: Cancer survivors are eligible to donate blood again one year after the cancer been treated or removed, as long as there has been no recurrence of any cancer and it wasn't a blood cancer, such as lymphoma or leukemia.

Myth: I just got a new tattoo and have to wait a year before I can donate again.
Truth: If the tattoo studio is in a state that requires single-use needles and single-use ink to complete the tattoo, and the studio is required to have an annual state inspection, there is no deferral time after receiving a tattoo. Most states fall into this category, including South Carolina.

Myth: If I need blood transfusion for surgery, I can donate it ahead of time for myself.
Truth: This is true, but most blood recipients receive blood transfusions due to severe illnesses that require large amounts of blood or emergencies that are not planned. In these situations, you don't have enough blood to cover what you will need to receive, or you can't donate for yourself because you did not know you would need it at all. Lastly, there is no long-term individual storage plan for people to house their own blood for emergencies because there is only a 42-day shelf life for a pint of blood.

On being fooled

"It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time."

-- Laurence J. Peter, U.S. educator and writer (1919-1988)


Third Thursday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville. The monthly Third Thursday event for October features the bluegrass and gospel strings group Down the River, along with extended evening hours at businesses around the square. Sponsored by Summerville DREAM. More info: 821-7260 or

(NEW) Fall Design Walk: Oct. 15, shops in the Upper King Street Design District, downtown Charleston. The event is designed to showcase the distinctive businesses in that part of the city. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley will launch the event at 5 p.m. at Seeking Indigo at 445 King. Stores will offer special promotions, food, guest artists, demonstrations and more. More info.

Costume Shop Sale: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 17, Philadelphia Alley next door to the Footlight Players Theater at 20 Queen St. The Footlight Players recently cleaned out their vast costume shop and are selling items to the public to benefit the theater. Items available will include vintage hats, band uniforms, shoes, suits, evening and cocktail dresses, everyday clothing and furniture.

Entertaining Charleston Style: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 through Nov. 18, Culinary Institute of Charleston's Palmer Campus, 66 Columbus St., Charleston. A series of short courses celebrating the many facets of entertaining with a focus on Charleston style and traditions. Guest presenters include hosts, event professionals, authors, collectors, stylists and other specialists known for their distinctive contributions to local hospitality and tourism. Light beverage and cocktail samplings will be provided. Cost: $149. More info/registration.


(NEW) Sustainable Seafood Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Wild Olive Restaurant, 2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island. Sponsored by the restaurant and the S.C. Aquarium, the dinner will include classic sustainable seafood recipes paired with wines, as well as information from Megan Westmeyer, the aquarium's sustainable-seafood coordinator, on buying and serving fresh fish. Cost: $44 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations (required by Oct. 16): 737-4177.

City Council Districts 8 and 12 Forum: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Charleston County Main Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun St. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. District 8 candidates Yvonne Evans and Michael S. Seekings are expected to take part, as are District 12 candidates Craig T. McLaughlin and Kathleen G. Wilson. Free and open to the public. Audience may submit questions at forum for candidates to answer.

Growth Forum: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20, Charleston Marriott. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Growth Forum will have recommendations from the city of Charleston’s Green Committee (CGC), which is advising the city in the creation of a local action plan for climate protection and sustainability. Charleston County Deputy Administrator Kurt Taylor will provide an update on major road projects that are being funded through the half-cent sales tax program. Cost: $45 chamber members, $60 nonmembers. To register: visit this Web page.

Making Great Presentations: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. The Entrepreneurial Woman Series, which focuses on helping women create, manage and build businesses, will look at how to make a great presentation and maximize your time in front of a client or customer. Debbie Cooler of Dale Carnegie and Claire Gibbons of Powerspeak Communications will lead the program. Cost: $20 for CFW members, $40 nonmembers. Register online.

Charleston City Council Districts 2 and 10 Forum: 7 p.m. Oct. 21, West Ashley High School, 4060 W. Wildcat Blvd. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. District 2 candidates William Blake Hallman Jr., Rodney Williams and Stephen Ziker are expected to take part, as are District 10 candidates Arthur L. Beane Jr., Dean C. Reigel and Virginia (Ginger) Rosenberg. Free and open to the public. Audience may submit questions at forum for candidates to answer.

Halloween in the Swamp: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner. Haunted boat ride through the swamp at Cypress Gardens; participants will be dropped off on a haunted walking trail through the woods. Includes campfire and marshmallow roasting, storytelling, a game room for kids, lighted pumpkin trail and music. Food will be available for purchase. Event is not recommended for young children or those with weak hearts. Tickets: $15 (includes general park admission). More info: 553-0515 or online.

'Legend of Sleepy Hollow': 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 3 p.m. Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. Charleston Stage opens its Piggly Wiggly Family Series with Washington Irving's spooky classic story about a headless horseman and his ghostly ride through the hamlet of Sleepy Hollow. Family-oriented production is described as "scary, but not too scary" by director Marybeth Clark. Tickets: $19 adults, $15 students; call the box office at 577-7183 or order online here.

Museum Picnic: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Drive, James Island. The Friends and Needed Supporters (FANS) of the Charleston Museum will host their annual family picnic, which includes nature walks, live bluegrass by the Eagle Creek Band, a Lowcountry dinner (fried chicken, ham, red rice, etc.), a touch tank with marine animals, games, hayrides and demonstrations by experts from the Center for Birds of Prey. Cost (all-inclusive): $15 FANS member adults; $20 nonmember adults; $7 for children; free for ages 5 and under. Advance reservations are required; call 722-2996, ext. 264, or register online through the calendar. 

Mount Pleasant Voters Forum: 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Mount Pleasant Municipal Complex, 100 Ann Edwards Lane. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mayoral candidates Joseph M. Bustos, Gary K. Santos and William D. Swails will make statements, and audience can ask questions. The 19 Town Council candidates will make short statements. Free and open to the public.

Martha Graham Dance Company: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St. The Charleston Concert Association opens its 73rd season with the Martha Graham Dance Company, a modern-dance company called "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe" by the Washington Post. Tickets: $25 to $99; on sale at the Gaillard box office or order online through TicketMaster. More info:

Business Education Summit: 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 28, the College Center at Trident Technical College, North Charleston. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Education Foundation will host the 14th annual Business Education Summit. The theme is "Building the Pipeline" within the public schools so that all students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to further their education or go directly into the workforce. A representative from the Ford Motor Company's Next Generation Learning Communities program will outline its national model and discuss why the nine communities in the Ford network have been successful in transforming their schools, and why Charleston has been invited into the network. Cost: $50 for educators, $85 for others. Registration is online here.

Isle of Palms Voters Forum: 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Isle of Palms Recreation Center, 24 Twenty-Eighth St., Isle of Palms. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mayoral candidates Richard Cronin and Jimmy Ward are expected to take part, as are City Council candidates Barbara Bergwerf, Marty Bettelli, Ron Denton, Barbara Gobian, Sandy Stone and Douglas A. Thomas. Free and open to the public. Audience may submit questions at forum for candidates to answer.

The Red Party: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 29, Old City Jail, 21 Magazine St. The American College of the Building Arts will present the party, during which the always-spooky Old City Jail will be transformed into a rich red venue. Attendees are asked to dress in red and wear masks. The event features a raffle and silent auction with items such as luxury trips to Africa and the Caribbean. DJ Arthur Brouthers will provide music for guests to dance to on a color-changing, illuminated dance floor. Open bar; food by Carolina Catering. Tickets: $55 in advance, $65 at the door. To purchase, call 577-5245, visit online or e-mail Brittany Darwin.

(NEW) Trick or Treat in the Park: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Hampton Park. Free event sponsored by the city of Charleston Recreation Department. Kids up to age 12 can trick-or-treat in a safe, family-friendly environment featuring hay rides, jump castles, magic shows and theme-decorated vehicles full of candy.

Nighttime at the Museum: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Charleston Museum. A special Halloween-season edition of the popular event will feature glimpses of rarely seen animal mounts, fencing demonstrations, a colonial nautical touch table, new historical figures, and an elaborate scavenger hunt. Kids will be able to make Halloween crafts, learn about the Museum's funerary collection, and more. Costumes welcome. Cost: museum members, $10 per adult, $5 per child; nonmembers, $20 per adult, $10 per child; under 3 get in free. A light pizza supper is included with the ticket price. Registration (required): online or 722- 2996, ext. 264.


12/23: Christian: Mannie's story
Bender: Polar Plunge prep
Brooks: Homes for Christmas
Doll: Enjoy holidays sans lbs.
Yarian: Instruments of Hope
De Armas: Latin biz expo
Blevins: Autism
Hutchisson: Giving
Barnette: Nutcracker
Franklin: Reverse mortgages
Wutzdorff: Be a principal
Haley: Buying local
McCutcheon: Work gap
Ohl: On carpooling
Wiedman: Women at Gibbes
10/26: Matouchev: Bear markets
Conover: BarCamp buzz
Wilson: Symphony update
Bender: Special Olympics
Baron: Breast Center
Ginn: Growing prosperity
Buffum: Waterkeeping
Personal branding


12/17: Cookbook, shopping
The Pig's wines
Neat shopping
LowCANtry holiday
Hawks vs. doves
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
Must-see TV
9/17: Fall leaves
Cold comfort, more
Being a fan
Good, bad, spineless
Locals on Runway
Cookie contest
Vote on car tags
True confessions
New way of tithing?
Lookout for manatees


12/23: Photographer Meyer
Ain't over on Sanford
Back off a little
Sanford presses on
Now is time for courage
Alliance's good news
SC's hidden gems
Boeing highlights needs
No place for prejudice
Have fun at Halloween
Renovated Gaillard?
10/1: Napa wine trip
9/28: Anti-crime measures
9/21: Caw Caw park
Debris policy
Mystery solved
This and that
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?


12/23: Blackbaud 5
4 on holiday lights
Five about oysters
Winter finds
Free parking
Holiday parades
Home fire stats
Being a tourist here
Growing your business
Electronics recycling
Beyond the lights
Weather watching
5 cooking classes
Best lists of year
Oyster recycling
Howl-o-ween fun
Giving blood
Top ratings
Major league
Book sale
Citadel football

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