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Issue 2.11 | Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 | Sanford not off hook yet.


DOG DAY AFTERNOON:
Twenty-one dogs and their owners took part in the inaugural College of Charleston Dog Show last Friday afternoon at the Stern Center courtyard, raising more than $500 for Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic. The college's women's tennis team sponsored the event. Read more in Good News. (Photo by Laura Olsen Imagery)


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Tips on navigating the holidays

CURRENTS

:: The Pig's Grace Bridge wines

FEEDBACK
:: Abotu 526 construction

THE LIST
:: Five about oysters

GOOD NEWS
:: Dog show, land award, more

ALSO INSIDE

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

___:: REVIEW: Send us your reviews

___:: HISTORY: Spanish moss

___:: QUOTE: Maugham on excess

___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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TODAY'S FOCUS
Tips for navigating the holidays without adding on the pounds
By SHANE DOLL
Personal trainer
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com

DEC. 10, 2009 -- With the holidays upon us, it's that time of year when unwanted weight gain can put a real damper on an otherwise festive and joyous season. Here are my top 10 tips on how to survive the holidays without packing on pounds and inches.


Doll

1) Always travel with snacks. It can be difficult finding healthy food choices when traveling on the interstate or through airports. Instead of opting for high-calorie fast-food choices, carry some healthy snack options, such as zip-top bags with fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, trail mix or a few protein bars. You'll have more energy and feel better when you arrive at your destination.

2) Don't show up at parties hungry. Eat a healthy snack before attending a holiday party, or munch on the veggie tray before sitting down for the main meal. Low blood sugar only increases the cravings for "trigger foods," which tend to promote overeating. Also avoid alcohol and sweets before the main course, as these are both potent appetite enhancers.

3) Drink plenty of water. If you drink a couple of glasses of water both before and during your party, you'll be less likely to overindulge in alcohol and food. Try the "1-1 rule" with alcohol: Alternate your alcoholic beverage with a glass of water to reduce your overall consumption.

4) Use the fiber trick. Don't overlook the powerful appetite-control effect of eating some extra fiber; this is an often overlooked strategy. Load up on some raw veggies or eat a whole-grain snack before your party for a sense of fullness to keep you from overeating.

5) Try the small-plate trick. Instead of loading up a single large plate with food, use a smaller plate and make a few trips. You'll be much more likely to eat less with a smaller plate.

6) Try the protein-first trick. The biggest pitfall at holiday events is eating too many carbohydrates. It's easy to get double and triple starches, because there are so many choices. Try "front-loading" with protein, such as turkey, ham, etc., before eating any starches. This way you'll have less room for the excess starches that promote fat storage through insulin release.

7) Avoid festive drinks. Take a pass on the traditional holiday beverages such as eggnog and punches, which can be very high in calories, fat and sugar. Stick with wine or light beer. If you want to consume a few adult beverages, try to do it after your meal to minimize the effect they have on stimulating your appetite.

8) Practice calorie cycling. You already know that even with the best of intentions you'll probably eat more calories than normal on the days you're attending holiday parties. But one day of excess calories is not likely to cause weight gain. It's the overconsumption of calories on successive days that promotes fat storage. A good strategy to follow is eating fewer calories the day before and after. While this isn't a green light for gluttony, it does help offset the extra calories you're likely to consume at holiday parties.

9) Keep score. You know you're likely to indulge at holiday parties with food and drink you wouldn't normally have. So make a commitment, even before you walk in the door, that you'll have "X" number of drinks or sweets. Then simply count what you have and stop when you hit your numbers.

10) Plan exercise. Don't fall into the trap of telling yourself that you'll start exercising at the first of the year since you're likely to blow it during the holidays. Exercising regularly during the holiday season will significantly reduce unwanted weight gain. The key here is to set times for exercise. You're likely to be thrown off your regular routine with traveling, guests, holiday parties, etc. Know this and plan accordingly. Block out thirty minutes for exercise, even if it's just walking, regardless of where you are and what's going on.

Shane Doll of Charleston is a certified personal trainer, fat loss expert, speake, and founder of Shaping Concepts Personal Training Studios.

CURRENTS
Red, white and new: Pig offers its own Grace Bridge wines

By ANN THRASH, editor

DEC. 10, 2009 -- The Pig is no slouch when it comes to wine -- consider that a CNN correspondent once noted how surprising it was to find a great selection at one of the Charleston area stores -- so many of us wouldn't be shocked to discover some very good bottles on the shelves at a variety of price points. But we were indeed surprised earlier this week to see that some of the bottles at our neighborhood store had a drawing of the late, great Grace Memorial Bridge on the label.


Thrash

Say "Cheers!" and lift a glass this holiday season to Grace Bridge wines - three new wines that Piggly Wiggly has commissioned from Brownstone Winery in Lodi, California. The wines -- Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, all 2006 -- were cellared and bottled at Brownstone and retail for $7.99 a bottle, an affordable price in this (or any) economy.

The label is cool -- it's got an old photo of the Grace with the words "Grace Bridge" written in a very 1920s-looking script - but what really counts is what's in the bottle. We sampled all three earlier this week, so here's what we think. Wine gurus we're not, but we'd classify ourselves as fairly knowledgeable, open-minded and definitely nonsnobby when it comes to what we like.

First we tasted the Chardonnay, and even though that isn't our favorite type of white wine, this one was pretty nice. We're already thinking it will be a great warm-weather wine to sip on the porch next spring and summer, maybe with some cold boiled shrimp for supper. In contrast to some of the big, buttery, oaky California Chardonnays, this one has more prominent citrus flavors, so it's clean and crisp - and it's unoaked, according to the label. The wine has a bit of Chenin Blanc blended in, which adds some balance. The label recommends chilling it well and matching it up with seafood, chicken, a light pasta dish, grilled vegetables or appetizers. This is a Chardonnay that might grow on us, especially at this price.

The Grace Bridge Merlot was also a great value for the money. The berry and cherry flavors and aromas really grabbed us. This seems like a very user-friendly wine; we'll sip this one while cooking supper, then pour another glass to go with the meal - maybe pork tenderloin off the grill or a weeknight pasta that's got a bit of spice. The label notes that "small lots of premium Pinot Noir and Petite Syrah" are blended into this wine, and it's aged for up to six months in American oak. No doubt, this was our top pick of the three Grace Bridge wines.

The Cabernet Sauvignon, in our book, didn't live up to the high hopes we had after the Chardonnay and the Merlot. Admittedly, we like big, strong, rich, manly Cabs, and this one came across to us as on the lighter-styled side, so maybe it's just us. Whatever style you like, though, at $7.99 a bottle, this one is worth checking out. The notes on the label point out that the wine contains touches of Cabernet Franc and Petite Syrah, is aged in American oak and would pair up well with meat off the grill, aged cheeses or barbecue.

Next time you're at your neighborhood Pig, pick up a bottle or two and do a taste test of your own. A Grace Bridge wine would be a great "little something" to take to a holiday party hostess -- Mom used to call those "bread-and-butter" gifts because you gave them to show that you know where your bread is buttered.

Keeping it local: We're still collecting suggestions for neat Lowcountry-oriented gifts, so if you've found something special - or if you've discovered a "hidden gem" of a shop -- e-mail us and let us know. We also thank Diane De Angelis of Charleston, who had this comment in response to last week's suggestion in this space that museum shops are a great place to find unusual and distinctive gifts: "I'm so glad you mentioned the Gibbes Museum Shop. For anyone who hasn't been there lately, it has become a real gem of a store. I have bought numerous gifts in the shop, and even my husband will get a handsome scarf made of kimonos. Recently, they also had framed and signed prints by Brian Rutenberg, whose vibrant work is now showing upstairs, (as well as) a wonderful and dwindling supply of Elizabeth O'Neill Verner prints, plus a great section of art-related toys and book for children."

Ann Thrash is editor of CharlestonCurrents.com. You can reach her by email here.

FEEDBACK
What's with the rough roadwork on the Mark Clark?

To the editor:

I'm venting because I don't know where else to do this. Just when we thought I-526 between I-26 and Route 17 (end) couldn't get any more torn up, crews were on the scene digging up and repaving. Notice would have been nice -- motorists might have avoided tire blow outs on the overpasses, and people like me would have scheduled the SUV from our spouses in advance.

Then -- beauty. No bumps, no flying rocks, no cracked windshields. Two were replaced on my Mini Cooper in a one-year time period.

(On Monday) I get on 526 East at 17 and guess what? Several feet of loose gravel all over the road and my vehicle. I am not mistaken; same thing this morning. Perhaps DOT needs to get a new contractor who can fix the roads right the first time. It may not be long before the entire roadway is as bad as it was several months ago.

Is Washington state like this as well? Our new Boeing friends who are going to clog local roadways may not be impressed.

-- Nanci Kestenbaum, West Ashley

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
College of Charleston Dog Show nets $527 for Pet Helpers

The inaugural College of Charleston Dog Show brought out 21 canines and raised $527 last Friday for the Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic. The pets and their owners paraded through the Stern Center Courtyard during the event, which was organized by the college's women's tennis team.


A dog's-eye view of the competition at last week's College of Charleston Dog Show. (Photo by Laura Olsen Imagery)

"The team really jumped at the opportunity because they're such pet lovers," said Coach Angelo Anastopoulo. "They were thrilled to help out." The team hopes to make the show an annual event.

"Especially in this economy, it's heartwarming to see even college students stepping up to the plate, or the serving line in the case of the women's tennis team," said Tracey Erwin, Pet Helpers' development director.

Local celebrities served as judges, including "Extreme Akim" Anastopoulo, Brooke Ryan of radio station 95 SX, and Carolyn Cremins, wife of the college's basketball coach, Bobby Cremins.

DNR teams up with Gilligan's for oyster shell recycling

Gilligan's Seafood Restaurants across the state are working with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to help conserve South Carolina's oyster beds. Gilligan's has instituted an oyster shell recycling program in all of its restaurants to help sustain the local oyster population.

Every shell Gilligan's recycles over the course of the winter will be replanted by DNR officials back into the estuarine environment, replenishing and enhancing the state's oyster supply. During the summer months, oysters spawn and release free-swimming larvae, called spat, into the water column. The spat are carried by tides and currents and, after spending about two weeks moving in the water column, seek a suitable surface upon which to attach and begin building their shells of calcium carbonate. Unless disturbed, these oysters will spend the remainder of their life cycle where they have attached.

Centuries of oyster cultivation experience have proven oyster shell to be one of most desirable materials for attachment and subsequent growth of young oysters, DNR says.

United Way's Resolution Run offers lower registration fee

What: Trident United Way's Resolution Run

When: 9:00 am Jan. 2, 2010

Where: Joe Riley Park in Charleston

Deadline: To get the lower price and long-sleeve t-shirt guarantee, register by Dec. 22

What else: Hundreds of prizes, music, party hats for all!

Trident United Way is offering a less-expensive, limited-time registration fee for the annual Resolution Run, which takes place Jan. 2 at Joe Riley Park. Those who sign up by Dec. 22 will pay a fee of $20 (adults or kids), which includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and a timing chip. After that date, registration is $25, and T-shirts can't be guaranteed.

The eighth annual Resolution Run is a 5K, family-oriented run/walk featuring music, prizes and other activities. Dogs and baby strollers are welcome. Race-day registration opens at 7 a.m., and the race gun goes off at 9 a.m. The certified course starts and ends at Riley Park. To register, go to http://www.tuw.org.

County, Nature Conservancy honored for land protection

Charleston County's Greenbelt Program and the staff of the Nature Conservancy of South Carolina picked up a Partnership Award recently from the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service. The groups were recognized for their innovation and leadership in working together to acquire critical landholdings within the Francis Marion National Forest.

"The granting of funds from a county government to the federal government is unprecedented," Bradley said. "The benefits to Charleston County are twofold: protecting greenspace as well as providing additional public access. Within the Southern Region, the Francis Marion has long been recognized as an invaluable public resource providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, birdwatching, nature study, academic research and environmental education. The Francis Marion also augments and buffers critical habitat on adjacent lands of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and Santee Coastal Reserve, a landscape of extraordinary conservation value on a regional and national basis."

The Forest Service applied for and received grant funds of $200,000 for the Murrell Tract, a 96-acre total in-holding between two wilderness areas. The Nature Conservancy applied for and received grant funds of $623,700 for the Bulls Bay Tract, a 196-acre total in-holding threatened by development along the Highway 17 corridor. The Conservancy raised $1.1 million in additional private funds to match the county's greenbelt funds and subsequently donated the entire tract to the Forest Service. The Conservancy also received grant funds of $4 million toward the acquisition of the 900-acre Tibwin 2 Tract, along with a $500,000 grant from the S.C. Conservation Bank, to be matched with federal funds. This tract lies directly across from the national forest's Tibwin Plantation and provides a connection to the main body of the forest.

Undeveloped corridors such as these are becoming increasingly important for wildlife and biological health, officials said, and additional projects are planned that will continue to leverage limited federal acquisition funds.

REVIEW
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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
Spanish moss

Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is a gray tree-borne epiphyte native to the coastal plain of the southeastern United States. As an epiphyte, Spanish moss gets water and food from the air and does not harm the host tree. It is not a true moss but a relative of the pineapple family in the genus Bromeliaceae. Spanish moss produces small, yellow-green, three-petaled flowers in the spring and early summer. In mid- to late summer seedpods burst and rely on the wind for distribution. Typically they lodge in the bark of rough-barked trees, especially live oaks and cypress. The plants are a tangle of long stems and slender leaves. The individual mosses can extend over twenty feet in length and are host to red bugs and spiders.

Lowcountry colonists sometimes used Spanish moss as insulation in chinking log houses. Its largest commercial use came as a stuffing for furniture after the Civil War, when it was called vegetable horsehair. In the early twentieth century South Carolina had several moss gins. In 1973 scientists studied Spanish moss taken from along U.S. Highway 17 to determine the levels of pollutants in the lowcountry air. Spanish moss declined dramatically in the state during the 1970s from the effects of a deadly mold, but it has since recovered.

Draped in live oaks and cypress, Spanish moss is a familiar and evocative symbol of the lowcountry. Some find it restful and comforting, while to others it suggests more mournful feelings.

-- Excerpted from the entry by James H. Tuten. TTo 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.) 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
Five about oysters

Think you know oysters? Here are five little-known or otherwise quirky facts about our favorite winter bivalve, courtesy of the S.C. Oyster Restoration and Enhance program.

  • Oysters breathe much like fish, using their gills and mantle. Oysters also have a small, three-chambered heart, colorless blood, and a pair of kidneys.

  • While oysters have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their life span, and there is no way of telling "the boys" from "the girls" by examining their shells.

  • Ever seen a tiny crab in an oyster? It's a species called Pinnotheres ostreum, about the size of a dime, that has evolved to be able to live inside an oyster's shell. They're prized by gourmands, in part because they're not often seen.

  • An oyster produces a pearl when foreign material becomes trapped inside the shell, causing an irritation that makes the oyster produce nacre, a combination of calcium and protein. The nacre coats the foreign material and, over time, produces a pearl.

  • Oysters are a nutritional bonanza -- in fact, the National Heart and Lung Institute suggests oysters as an ideal food for a low-cholesterol diet. Oysters are packed with vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). Four or five medium size oysters supply the recommended daily allowance of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus. Be aware, though, that because raw oysters may carry bacteria, people with chronic liver disease, impaired immune systems or cancer should avoid eating them raw.

QUOTE
On excess

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."

-- W. Somerset Maugham, English novelist (1874 - 1965)

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK

Latin American Business Expo: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 10, 10 Storehouse Row, Noisette, North Charleston. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Latin American Business Council (LABC) will host a seminar and expo to educate attendees on the economic impact that Latin Americans and their businesses have on our region, and to offer local businesses an opportunity to exhibit to this community. The event will also provide Latin American and traditional business owners with an opportunity to network with industry experts. Cost: $15 chamber members, $30 nonmembers. More info: Email Emily Brown.

Festival of Wreaths: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Palmetto Café, Charleston Place Hotel. Fourth annual festival will feature champagne, hors d'oeuvres, live music from Silver Lining and wreaths from local interior designers being auctioned with all proceeds going to the MUSC Children's Hospital. In addition to the wreaths provided by members of the American Society of Interior Designers, kids from the Youth Center at the Charleston Air Force Base will provide several wreaths as well. Tickets: $10 in advance at the Orient-Express Boutique at Charleston Place or by calling 937-9142; $15 at the door. Guests can get parking-ticket validation for the Charleston Place garage on Hasell Street.

"Beauty, Bliss and Scrooges": 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10, Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Family-oriented event to benefit Windwood Farm features Santa, snow, live performances, the Grinch, Scrooge, shopping from local retailers, carolers, cocktails and more. Tickets: $5; free for kids age 12 and younger. More info: 971-2860.

Kimono Silks Exhibition: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10, 214 King Street Gallery, 214 King St. Kimono Silks features new works by batik master Mary Edna Fraser. Fraser discovered the vintage narrow silks on a recent Australia trip and has blogged about the experience at http://www.kimonosilks.com. A master dyer, Fraser came home with aerial landscapes featuring batiks, monotypes, oils and archival prints. Exhibition on display through Jan. 24; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. More info: 762-2594 or at info@maryedna.com.

CSO's "Messiah": 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Summerall Chapel, The Citadel. Celebrate the season at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra's performance of Handel's "Messiah" under the leadership of conductor Dr. Robert Taylor. Tickets: $15 adults; $5 children. More info: 723-7528 or visit online.

Job Search Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 11, Center for Women, 129 Cannon St. Experienced job coaches will offer advice to women on resumes, cover letters, developing a job-hunting strategy, preparing for interviews and dealing with changes and transitions. Cost: $20. More info/registration.

Holiday Farmers & Craft Market: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Moultrie Middle School, Coleman Boulevard. Annual holiday market offers locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food, homemade preserves, hand-crafted gifts by more than 100 local artisans, live music, and children's activities. Santa will visit the market, listen to Christmas wishes and hand out candy canes. To honor Arbor Day, the town will give out free trees to the public at the Arbor Day tent. Varieties to be offered this year are red bud, native osmanthus and cherrybark oak.

(NEW) Community Day at Gibbes: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12, Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. Free admission to the Gibbes includes family and holiday-related activities, youth choir performances and beverages provided by Rising High Café. Sponsored quarterly by the Junior League of Charleston to offer visitors a chance to experience the museum at no cost. More info.

Pat Conroy Book Signing: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. Conroy will sign copies of his latest novel, "South of Broad". To secure a place in line, customers can get tickets for the signing starting Dec. 11. Tickets are free to customers who purchase a Pat Conroy hardback or have already purchased "South of Broad" from Blue Bicycle Books (please bring your receipt). For a full explanation of the guidelines for the signing or to order a signed copy, go here online or call 722-2666.

(NEW) Mount Pleasant Holiday Parade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 13, along Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant. A fireworks show starts at 5:30 p.m., with the parade beginning about 5:45 p.m. and featuring more than 100 floats. Parade starts at the intersection of Coleman and Pelzer Drive (near Shem Creek) and concludes at Sea Island Shopping Center.

(NEW) Chanukah in the Square: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13, Marion Square, downtown. Community-oriented festivities sponsored by the city of Charleston, featuring music, dancing, lighting of a nine-foot menorah by Charleston's Holocaust survivors, crafts and food, including latkes and other traditional Hanukkah fare. More info online or 724-7305.

(NEW) Summerville Christmas Parade: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13, downtown Summerville. Summerville D.R.E.A.M. and the Summerville Fire Department host one of the largest holiday parades in the state, with approximately 3,000 participants (including Santa) and thousands of spectators. More info: 821-7260 or online.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

(NEW) Third Thursday: Until 9 p.m. Dec. 17, downtown Summerville. Downtown stores will be open late for holiday shopping, and carolers and other musical entertainment will be featured along with refreshments. Sponsored by the Merchants of Summerville and Summerville D.R.E.A.M. More info: 821-7260 or online.

"Messiah" Sing-A-Long: 6 p.m. Dec. 20, Citadel Square Baptist Church, 328 Meeting St., downtown. Sing along with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as the musicians perform all the favorite "Messiah" songs. Admission: $15 adults; $5 children. More info: 723-7528 or visit online.

(NEW) Happy New Year, Charleston: 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Marion Square and surrounding locales, downtown. A family-oriented, alcohol-free event with concerts and activities to mark the beginning of the new year in the Lowcountry. More info online or at 724-7305.

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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