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Issue 1.95 | Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 | Whaddya need? A rubber biscuit?


MONSTERS OF THE DEEP:
A mysterious deep-sea creature has been seen lurking inside the black-light tunnel at the South Carolina Aquarium, and he's getting more daring now that Halloween is closing in. Catch him if you can during the Scary'um Aquarium activities going on all month. See today's calendar for more info. (South Carolina Aquarium photo)


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Symphony is reaching out

CURRENTS

:: Have fun dressing up for Halloween

FEEDBACK
:: Send in your thoughts

THE LIST
:: Lowcountry literacy

GOOD NEWS
:: Sanger, getting Ready, more

ALSO INSIDE

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

___:: REVIEW: Send us a review

___:: HISTORY: Nathaniel Lebby

___:: QUOTE: Kaye on living

___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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TODAY'S FOCUS
CSO reaching out to diverse audiences, new venues
By KATHLEEN WILSON
Interim executive director, Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com

OCT. 19, 2009 -- The Charleston Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 74th season as it promotes Charleston and the wealth of musical talent found in our own city.


Wilson

As the state's largest full-time performing arts organization, the CSO brings a multi-series approach to its season. For those classical music fans, the flagship Merrill Lynch Masterworks series, taking place at the Gaillard Auditorium, includes works from the greatest composers of all time. The McCrady's Restaurant Pops series has expanded to two nights at the Memminger Auditorium, giving patrons a choice of a Friday or Saturday night performance. This series opens on Oct. 30-31 with music from the great James Bond movies, a sure winner.

For those who wish to watch the musicians at close range and have an insider's look at the orchestra, the Backstage Pass series at Memminger Auditorium is for you. The performance length is just over an hour and features one living composer's composition at each performance. These performances take place on selected Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. with enough time for dinner following the performance.

The Charleston Symphony is committed to bringing the orchestra into the community and has chosen two new series in which to take the orchestra to new venues and make it accessible to all. The Gamble Homes Stained Glass series takes place at The Citadel's Summerall Chapel. These one-hour performances are perfect for those who wish to see the orchestra perform familiar classical repertoire in a less formal setting. The CSO's fabulous concertmaster, Yuriy Bekker, leads the orchestra in the second new series, appropriately named Yuriy Bekker & Friends, in which the orchestra performs without a conductor in two different venues, Christ Episcopal Church in Mount Pleasant and St. John the Beloved in Summerville. Like the Stained Glass series, these are one-hour performances with more familiar classical repertoire. Both series are a terrific way to experience the CSO for the first time or to bring children for a first hearing of a classical performance by a symphony orchestra.

Aside from its performance series, the CSO undertakes a rigorous educational and outreach program each season. With in-school performances by its musicians, the CSO reaches more than 17,000 students each year. The orchestra also performs Young People's Concerts in which schoolchildren visit either Charleston Southern University's Lightsey Chapel or the Gaillard Auditorium for a performance by a full symphony orchestra, often times a child's first hearing of a symphony orchestra.

The CSO is a tremendous asset to the community, not only in its performance capabilities but the caliber of its musicians and the resources that they bring. CSO musicians sit on the faculties of both the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University, where they teach their specific instruments on a collegiate level. They also raise the standards of musical excellence within the community when called upon to perform at public and private events throughout the area. This $2.4 million organization is a keystone to Charleston's arts community, and the CSO extends a warm welcome to all who attend a performance. For further information on concert attendance, ticket purchase or donation, please visit http://www.charlestonsymphony.com.

In addition to serving as interim executive director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Kathleen Wilson is a harpist with the orchestra and represents District 12 on Charleston City Council.

CURRENTS
Have fun dressing up on Halloween
By ANDY BRACK, publisher
CharlestonCurrents.com

OCT. 19, 2009 - With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, there ought to be plenty of opportunities for adults to get into the spirit of the coming holiday.


Brack

Having a good costume is key. As a boy, I recall dressing up as Batman, Daniel Boone, a football player and a hobo.

Our older daughter didn't fare too well on her first Halloween in 2004 when she was just 13 months old. We couldn't decide what to do (figuring she'd never remember the costume anyway), and ended up waiting too long. Instead of coming up with something ourselves, Avery became a flower, courtesy of some cheap manufactured costume from China. (It's still around somewhere, but needs to be thrown out). She didn't like it much at all, although to be fair, she didn't really understand what we were doing at the Aquarium's spookfest.

In the years to come, we've gotten better at costuming as Avery has been a stylish ballerina, Tinkerbell and a princess. The best costume so far was in 2006 when she wanted to be an alligator. We dressed her up in green, created a hat with big alligator eyes and hung a big poster-board tongue around her neck as a necklace to mimic the big open mouth of a gator. That year also featured my best costume in years - that of a game warden who was holding onto the pesky alligator.

This year, Avery probably will be a pirate, which she also enjoyed at a birthday party. But our younger daughter Ellie will have a great costume - a pirate ghost. Avery asked what that meant and I told her that Ellie would have a sheet on over her clothes, but all of the cool objects of a pirate (bandanna, sword, sash, etc) on the outside of the ghost costume.

So now that you're in the spirit of Halloween, what are you going to be this year -- or what is your recollection of your best costume ever. Let us know soon so that we can publish ideas to readers before All Hallows Evening comes around again.

Andy Brack, publisher of CharlestonCurrents.com, can be reached at: publisher@charlestoncurrents.com.

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GOOD NEWS
Author/reporter Sanger to speak at CRDA luncheon

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, will be the keynote speaker at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance's annual luncheon on Nov. 12. The event is open to the public.


Sanger

In addition to being part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting teams, Sanger is the author of the recently released book "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power." He specialized in writing about the influence of economics and foreign policy as a bureau chief in Tokyo, and has long focused on the relationships between the United States and its major allies.

The luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Trident Technical College's Complex for Economic Development, with a book signing to follow (copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event). Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at http://www.crda.org/annualluncheon.

County plans Earthquake Preparedness workshop for citizens

As a part of the Ready Lowcountry campaign, Charleston County's Emergency Management Department has teamed up with the South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness program to offer an earthquake preparedness workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 29. The program, which is open to the public, will be held at the Charleston County Emergency Operations Center, located in the Charleston County Public Services Building (third floor, room 339) at 4045 Bridge View Drive in North Charleston.

"South Carolina is home to one of the most active earthquake-producing regions in North America. The center of a 25-by-15-mile oval known as the Middleton Place-Summerville Seismic Zone lies about 22 miles northwest of Charleston," said James Tarter, Charleston County's Emergency Management Training Coordinator. "Unlike hurricanes, the arrival date, time and intensity of an earthquake can't be predicted. That's why residents have to get prepared now."

Tarter will be joined at the workshop by Dr. Steve Jaume of the College of Charleston's Geology Department. To register for the workshop, contact Tarter at 202-7405 or jtarter@charlestoncounty.org.

Magazine exec to address Small Business Summit attendees

Rieva Lesonsky, former editorial director of Entrepreneur Magazine, will be the featured speaker at the Charleston Metro Chamber's Small Business Innovation Summit and Expo on Nov. 4 the College Center at Trident Technical College. Lesonsky is one of the only women to ever hold a top spot at a business publication. She is now a nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship.


Lesonsky

Lesonsky will share her experience and give an inside perspective on what entrepreneurs want, how to connect with them and how to help them grow successful businesses.

The Small Business Innovation Summit and Expo showcases new ideas, new technologies and small business in the region. The one-day conference includes breakout sessions on topics such as business planning, funding, marketing, social media, branding and technology; an exhibition hall; roundtable discussions with experts; a networking luncheon; and the presentation of awards in the New Ideas SC Contest. In addition to Lesonsky, another featured speaker will be Noah Everett, founder of TwitPic.

Registration for the summit begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the awards celebration and reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $125 for chamber members and $225 for nonmembers; that includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and closing reception. For complete conference details, visit http://www.charlestonchamber.net.

Doctor honored for work with abused, neglected children

HALOS, a Charleston agency that serves abused and neglected children, recently honored Lowcountry physician Dr. Sara Schuh with the Eve Spratt Award for her lifetime of work on behalf of abused and neglected children. Schuh received the award at a ceremony in the atrium of Blackbaud on Daniel Island.


Schuh

Schuh is nationally known for her expertise regarding child sexual abuse. She has performed thousands of forensic exams on children in the Charleston community while on staff at MUSC and through the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center. She has served on the HALOS board of directors since the organization was established. Schuh is also listed in the 2009-10 edition of "America's Best Doctors."

"I can't think of a more deserving choice for the Eve Spratt Award," says HALOS Executive Director Kim Clifton. "Dr. Schuh has devoted her entire career to better outcomes for child victims of sexual abuse. She continues to advocate for children through HALOS and other child focused agencies."

The Eve Spratt Award is given annually to an individual who has made a major impact in the Charleston community to combat child abuse and neglect and exemplifies the organization's mission to provide resources and opportunities to abused and neglected children and their caregivers through partnerships with faith-based agencies and other community organizations.

REVIEW
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.

HISTORY SPOTLIGHT
Nathaniel H. Lebby

Born in Charleston on August 22, 1816, Nathaniel H. Lebby was the son of William Lebby and Frances Scott. He conceived of the mechanism for the world's first hydraulic suction dredge, which became the standard method of modern dredging. The device was first employed in the dredge boat General Moultrie in the late 1850s to deepen a new channel through the Charleston harbor bar.

Although it provided the city with an active and prosperous port for almost two centuries, Charleston's harbor had a serious drawback at its mouth-a shifting barrier of sand and debris that lay between one and three miles offshore. As ships got larger, they drew increasingly deeper drafts, which made the problem of the bar more acute with each passing decade. By 1852 the U.S. Coast Survey found that shoaling in the main channel through the bar had reduced its depth to less than eleven feet at low tide, down from an estimated thirteen feet in 1780. As a result federal, state, and local officials began looking for ways to deepen the channel.

By this time Lebby was employed by the South Carolina Railroad. In 1852 he had been awarded a patent for a "water raising apparatus," a steam-driven pump that found frequent employment on rice plantations to flood and drain fields. When in operation, his pumps discharged sizable amounts of mud, sand, and even rocks. Lebby believed that a similar pump would pass through dredged material as well. His working model for a dredge that used a pump to suck up materials through a pipe impressed Captain George Cullum of the U.S. Corps of Engineers, who had assumed charge of public works in the harbor in 1855. Lebby's machine was housed in a New York-built dredge boat, which, christened the General Moultrie, went into service in early 1857. The results were spectacular. By June 1858 Lebby's suction pump had been used to remove some 145,000 cubic yards of material, an unprecedented dredging achievement.

Patent and mechanical drawings for the dredging apparatus do not survive, but Captain Cullum recorded a description of Lebby's apparatus in 1857: "a large centrifugal pump six feet in diameter, revolving on a vertical axis, to which an iron 19" (diameter) suction hose is attached, its lower, or bell-shaped, end resting on the bottom of the channel. The pump is placed in the center of a powerful propeller under the deck in the hold of the vessel and is powered by a steam engine, which is supplied by steam from the propeller boiler." Lebby received three additional patents after the Civil War: one in 1867 and one in 1869, each for a "Centrifugal Pump"; and a third in 1870 for an "ore washing machine." He never married. Lebby died of consumption in Charleston on February 11, 1880, and was buried at Magnolia Cemetery there.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Mary S. Miller. 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
Lowcountry literacy

This week (Oct. 18-24) is National Adult Education and Family Literacy week. In the Lowcountry, the Trident Literacy Association will work this week -- as it does every week of the year -- to help local adults who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve oral and written English, practice for the GED test to attain a high school equivalency degree, and prepare for community college or vocational training. Here are five stats about the agency and the needs of the people it helps.

  • Fifteen percent of adults in South Carolina have below-basic literacy skills. This means they can read just a few words but not entire sentences or paragraphs. They can't complete a job application, follow the directions on a medicine label, fill out a bank deposit slip, read to their children or help their children with schoolwork.

  • In the Charleston tri-county area, 60,000 adults over age 25 did not graduate from high school, and 16,000 local adults over 25 have less than a ninth-grade education, which means that one person in seven is functionally illiterate.

  • 78% of the inmates at Charleston County Detention Center have low literacy skills.

  • Trident Literacy serves almost 2,500 adults annually in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties with the help of more than 300 volunteers.

  • Last year, Trident Literacy programs helped 33 people earn GEDs, and 55 earned WorkKeys Career Readiness certification.

QUOTE
On the art of living


Kaye

"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can."

-- Danny Kaye, American actor/singer (1913-1987)

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK

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.

(NEW) Rutenberg Book Signing: 6 p.m. Oct. 21, Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Book signing and talk by South Carolina native Brian Rutenberg, whose abstract landscape paintings of the Carolina coast are the subject of the monograph "Brian Rutenberg: The Sensation of Place." Event is part of "Tidesong," an exhibition of Rutenberg's works at the Gibbes beginning Oct. 23 and running until Jan. 10. Book signing and talk are free for Gibbes members, $10 for nonmembers. More info.

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. 

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.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

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: http://www.charlestonconcerts.org.

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.

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.

(NEW) 'Mothers, Sisters, Adversaries': 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. The Charleston Chamber Opera and the Gibbes Museum of Art are partnering for an hourlong program that explores the diversity of female relationships in some of opera's most beloved stories, including "Madama Butterfly," "Carmen" and "Suor Angelica." Featured performances by soprano Patrice Tiedemann and mezzo soprano Lara Wilson, with narration by actress Terry Bell-Aby and piano accompaniment by musical director Steven Morris. Tickets: $10 for museum members and students, $20 for nonmembers. Purchase online, at the Gibbes Museum Store or by calling 722-2706, ext.18.

(NEW) Calligraphy Workshops: Nov. 7, Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. As part of the new exhibit "Aisle Style:150 Years of Wedding Fashion," the museum and professional calligrapher Natasha Lawrence will offer two workshops on calligraphy: Introduction to Calligraphy (10 a.m. to noon) and Wedding Calligraphy (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). All materials are included: a calligraphy pen to keep, a workbook, practice paper and more. Cost: $25 for museum members, $30 nonmembers, per workshop; $5 discount if taking both workshops. Registration (required): 722-2996, ext. 235, or online here.

FOCUS ARCHIVES

12/23: Christian: Mannie's story
12/17:
Bender: Polar Plunge prep
12/14:
Brooks: Homes for Christmas
12/10:
Doll: Enjoy holidays sans lbs.
12/7:
Yarian: Instruments of Hope
12/3:
De Armas: Latin biz expo
11/30:
Blevins: Autism
11/23:
Hutchisson: Giving
11/19:
Barnette: Nutcracker
11/16:
Franklin: Reverse mortgages
11/12:
Wutzdorff: Be a principal
11/9:
Haley: Buying local
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

THRASH ARCHIVES

12/17: Cookbook, shopping
12/10:
The Pig's wines
12/3:
Neat shopping
11/19:
LowCANtry holiday
11/12:
Hawks vs. doves
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

12/23: Photographer Meyer
12/14:
Ain't over on Sanford
12/7:
Back off a little
11/30:
Sanford presses on
11/16:
Now is time for courage
11/16:
Alliance's good news
11/9:
SC's hidden gems
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

12/23: Blackbaud 5
12/17:
4 on holiday lights
12/14:
Eco-holiday
12/10:
Five about oysters
12/7:
Winter finds
12/3:
Free parking
11/30:
Holiday parades
11/23:
Home fire stats
11/19:
Being a tourist here
11/16:
Growing your business
11/12:
Electronics recycling
11/9:
Beyond the lights
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

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