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Issue 2.52 | Thursday, May 13, 2010 | Happy birthday, Ann!


SUMMER ON THE WAY:
Look around and see the blooming that abounds. Now peeking out are oleander, above, and magnolia flowers throughout the Lowcountry -- sure signs that summer is just around the corner. (Photo by Andy Brack)


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: A new lifeline for the homeless

CURRENTS

:: New food items on front burner

FEEDBACK
:: Send us your thoughts

THE LIST
:: PeaceLoveHipHop list

BUSINESS INDIGO
:: Spark Charleston, innovation, more

GOOD NEWS
:: NewbyMom, new eatery, green TV

ALSO INSIDE

___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next
___:: REVIEW: Send us your recommendations
___:: HISTORY: John P. Grace
___:: QUOTE: On getting older
___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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TODAY'S FOCUS
College pals turning temp jobs into lifeline for homeless

By PETE DeMARCO
Vice president, In Every Story
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com

MAY 13, 2010 -- It started with a still, small voice -- the kind we so often ignore -- telling recent Furman graduate and Mount Pleasant native Derek Snook to draw closer to the homeless. Derek had returned to Charleston after four months of volunteering at Christ Gift Academy in Mbita, Kenya. He felt a call to serve his home community, and, in June 2009, he voluntarily became a resident of the Star Gospel Mission, a transitional housing facility for formerly homeless men, located on Meeting Street.


DeMarco

Upon moving into the mission, Derek discovered that many of the homeless and near-homeless members of this community work as day laborers. The men he was living with would arrive at a day labor agency by 6 a.m. Some days they would receive work. Some days they would wait for hours in vain. The low wages, agency fees, and severe job instability which characterize day labor made it nearly impossible to escape poverty no matter how hard they worked. They were trapped.

Derek decided to work day labor himself. He noticed that the agencies' lax vetting procedures and the workers' low morale meant that local businesses' demands for high-quality temporary employees were not being satisfied. He saw an opportunity. In Every Story was incorporated Sept. 25, 2009.

It was at this point that Derek dared me, his roommate at Furman, to join him at the mission, not expecting that I would take him up on the offer. Now we're in it together.


Snook during a recent presentation.

IES is a temporary labor agency that demonstrates the love of Christ as it partners with the homeless and near-homeless on their paths to self-sufficiency. Once it is operational, IES (under the d.b.a. IES Professional Labor) will provide its clients with consistent temporary employment. It will offer employers that use day labor a superior quality product at a competitive price.

Here is how it will work: Potential clients will be referred through the Star Gospel Mission, Crisis Ministries, and other community partners. IES will only accept workers motivated to attain self-sufficiency. IES will offer clients consistent work and help connect them to wrap-around services. The biggest difference, however, between IES and other temp agencies will be the Hope Fund.

Before ever setting foot on a job site, clients and IES officers will identify a goal that will increase the client's self-sufficiency. It may be the first month's rent on an apartment, a used car, or additional education. Once the goal is set and the initial drug screening is passed, the client will be sent out to work. For every hour that a client works, a sum of $1.50 (IES will increase this figure as it grows) will be deposited into the Hope Fund. If the client works the agreed-upon number of hours, and if he or she has showed up and stayed clean, IES will write a check directly to the apartment complex, used car lot, or educational institution corresponding with the client's goal.

Because only high performers will be eligible for the Hope Fund, all clients will have an incentive to become high performers. The contractors, municipal and county authorities, and other businesses that use our day laborers will notice the difference that investing in these workers can make.

Once it expands to forty clients in its second year, IES will be a self-sustaining social enterprise. The model lends itself to replication in cities throughout South Carolina and beyond.

In Every Story is currently raising the start-up funds necessary to open its doors and put five homeless and near-homeless individuals to work. To donate or obtain more information, contact Derek Snook at 327-8456, e-mail us at ineverystory@gmail.com, or write to 474 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403.

CURRENTS
New local and state specialty foods on the front burner
By ANN THRASH, editor

MAY 13, 2010 -- In the past few weeks we've gotten word of several new Lowcountry or Palmetto State food products that you might want to check out.


Thrash

We haven't sampled them all -- yet -- but we've been impressed with what we've tried so far. Be on the lookout for these local brands in stores and restaurants near you.

Scales Sugar-Free Cocktail Mixes: A Mount Pleasant couple, Scott and Stephanie Meadows, have developed a line of really delicious cocktail mixes that are low in calories and have no carbs and no sugar. Scales Cocktail Mixer varieties include a margarita mix, sweet-'n'-sour mix, strawberry daiquiri mix and, soon, a Bloody Mary mix. According to the company's Facebook fan page, the Bloody Mary mix will be out in about two weeks and will be co-branded with Texas Pete hot sauce.

The name "Scales" refers both to the scaly sea creatures on the bottles' labels and the fact that you can "Scale Back the Calories, Not the Taste," as the company's Web site says. After sampling the margarita mix recently, we can vouch for that claim: This is good stuff, and it's great to be able enjoy some of those popular cocktails without the sickly-sweet aftertaste, calories and carbs that come with the sugary versions of the drinks.

The Scales mixes can be found in Lowcountry Piggly Wiggly stores and a growing number of restaurants and other locations. You'll find a full list of retailers at the company Web site.

Firefly Sweet Tea Lemonade and Southern Lemonade: The Firefly empire just keeps on growing. The newest products to hit store shelves- - just in time for another hot, humid, Lowcountry summer -- are Firefly Sweet Tea Lemonade and Southern Lemonade. The Sweet Tea Lemonade is a blend of original Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade, and the Southern Lemonade blends Firefly's straight vodka with lemonade. The cocktails come in 1.75-liter and single-serving four-packs and are ready to pour over ice and enjoy.

Wadmalaw-based Firefly is now the largest distillery in the state. In addition to the two lemonades, it also produces Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, four Sweet Tea Vodka flavors (lemon, raspberry, mint and peach), Handcrafted Vodka, Sweet Tea Bourbon and Sea Island Rums.

Palmetto Sweet Onions: We've heard about these but haven't gotten our hands on any just yet- - and we can't wait to try them. The S.C. Department of Agriculture and a group of growers introduced these South Carolina sweet onions a few weeks ago up in Lexington County. The hope is that they'll rival Georgia's Vidalia onions in taste - and in sales and marketing, too.

The onions will have a "Certified SC Grown" label and will be available initially at Piggly Wiggly and IGA stores. (Here's a shout out to the Pig for being a longtime supporter of state-produced products.)

When the onions were introduced to the press at the end of April, the harvest was set to begin in a few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for them - and, hopefully, your eyes will be as free of tears with Palmetto Sweets as they are with Vidalias.

Ann Thrash is the editor of CharlestonCurrents.com. She can be reached at editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

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SPOTLIGHT
South Carolina Aquarium

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring CharlestonCurrents to you at no cost. In this issue, we turn the spotlight on the South Carolina Aquarium, the #1 attraction in Charleston. The aquarium offers interactive excitement and value for visitors of all ages. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the South Carolina Aquarium aims to inspire conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. Guests can explore new exhibits such as a rare albino alligator, Penguin Planet with four Magellanic penguins, the Touch Tank featuring Atlantic stingrays, the 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank featuring sharks and moray eels as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the extraordinary care that is provided to rescued sea turtles in the Sea Turtle Hospital. Check out the daily educational programs with animal feedings and dive shows. Start planning a visit to the South Carolina Aquarium today at www.scaquarium.org.

BUSINESS INDIGO
Spark Charleston introduces first no-cost incubator space
By PETER LUCASH, contributing editor


Lucash

MAY 13, 2010 -- Spark Charleston, a small group of diverse local professionals dedicated to the development of high-potential startups in the Charleston region, unveiled its first incubator space at an open house on May 3. This first Spark Charleston facility is located at 480 East Bay St., Suite E, and will provide desk space, basic office amenities and strategic support at no cost for 12 to 16 ambitious people representing high-potential companies from all industries.

The group emphasizes that the Spark Charleston facility is an altruistic venture and, while there may eventually be a way to monetize the effort, there are no immediate plans to generate a profit. Selected businesses will be given six-month tenancies, must define a measurable goal to accomplish during their stay and must provide a midway progress report. Interested? The Spark application is available at http://bit.ly/91IK1p.

A record-setting year for the Fourth Annual i5K

The Charleston Digital Corridor's Fourth Annual iFive:K, held on April 22, was a rousing success, with perfect weather and a record 640 registered runners, walkers and shufflers. Neville Miller broke through the finish line with a record-breaking time, followed by female first-place winner Anne Clinton.

The Digital Corridor will donate a portion of the race proceeds to the Burke Scholarship Fund. This donation will be earmarked for a student seeking higher education in a technology-related field.

Fridays @ the Corridor: Innovation in Charleston

The May "Fridays @ the Corridor" series, hosted by the Charleston Digital Corridor, will feature three of Charleston's most innovative companies - eThority, Peoplematter and BoomTown. This showcase of Digital Corridor companies will be held on May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Flagship, 475-A East Bay St. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Kimberly Taylor or call 814-8075 The nonmember fee is $20.

Social Media Club plans networking happy hour

Charleston's Social Media Club will be hosting a low-key event on Thursday, May 20. The club has held some great meetings over the past few months, so members decided to slow it down a bit to enjoy an evening outside and have a networking happy hour. Join them at Taco Boy (downtown) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 20.

Peter Lucash is a Charleston-based businessman who runs Digital CPE, a training, consulting and information media company that works to improve the business management of organizations. You can read and subscribe to the full edition of the Business Indigo blog here.

GOOD NEWS
New site hopes to create online village for local moms

There's a new arrival in the Lowcountry: NewbyMom.com, which bills itself as "Charleston's only local mom-driven Web site." A kickoff party to celebrate the new site will be held at noon May 21 at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing, and it's open to the public.

Run by seven "professional moms," the online subscription-based Web site will offer a network of online resources for mothers, including chat rooms for mom-to-mom Q&As; reviews of childcare centers, pediatricians and educational facilities; a Consigning Corner to recycle children's clothing; a bulletin board for child care needs; beauty tips for moms on the go; interactive health and wellness videos; and a community calendar with family-friendly events

Contributors will include local moms Cathy O'Hara and Angela May, both former Charleston television anchors. The site's creator and editor-in-chief is Katie Newingham, who has more than 10 years of new-media management experience.

"When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had so many questions about local resources. I scoured the Internet to find a place where I could connect with other local moms and get advice on doctors, child care and other new-mom-related questions. When I couldn't find what I was looking for, I decided then and there to devote my skills and abilities to creating an online network to help other new local moms," says Newingham. "It takes a village to raise a child, and I want to help moms find their village."

McCrady's chef to open new restaurant, Sazerac, this fall

Farm-fresh ingredients and classic cocktails will be the mainstays when national award-winning chef Sean Brock of McCrady's opens a new restaurant this fall in downtown Charleston. The restaurant, to be named Sazerac, is expected to open in late fall at 76 Queen St. It will only feature food that's indigenous to the South. "If it ain't Southern, it ain't walkin' in the door," says Brock, who earlier this month won a prestigious James Beard Award as Best Chef in the Southeast.


Brock

The menu will include plenty of items grown, raised and prepared by local farmers, fisherman and food artisans, including items from the restaurant's own Thornhill Farm, a 100-acre site in McClellanville. Brock says he drew on memories of the food he grew up with, as well as recipes from 19th-century cookbooks, in developing the menu. His modern interpretations of Southern classics will feature dishes such as Wood-Fired Young Chicken with Black Pepper Dumplings and "Reverend Taylor" Butter Beans; Smoky Mississippi Catfish with Choppee Indian Okra and Preserved Garden Tomatoes; and Sarsparilla-Glazed Crossabaw Pork Ribs with Pickled Peaches - all served with a cast-iron skillet of cornbread and homemade preserves.

Brock, who grew up in rural Virginia, has been executive chef at McCrady's since 2005. He worked previously at Peninsula Grill and several other acclaimed Southern restaurants. He has recently worked on a seed-saving project to help reintroduce pre-Civil War crops to modern diners.

Sazerac, which gets its name from a classic cocktail of New Orleans, will offer dinner seven days a week and lunch six days a week, with brunch on Sunday. For ongoing updates on the progress of the restaurant, follow @SazeracCHS on Twitter.

County's 'Living Green' TV show to look at water conservation

Do you know the source of your tap water? Do you know the real differences between tap and bottled water? This month, "Living Green," the 30-minute green lifestyles TV show produced by Charleston County government, looks at those questions and more in an episode titled "Water Conservation and Charleston Water System." The show will air Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on WTAT Fox 24 (Comcast channel 6) and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on My TV Charleston (WMMP, Comcast channel 13).

The show is funded through a $236,498 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant given for Charleston County's continuing participation in its Project Impact Partnership Program, which aims to reduce local air and water pollution through public education programs.

"The TV show is part of an extensive educational campaign that we have taken on in order to provide information and assistance to our citizens on ways to reduce pollution and improve our air and water quality in order to protect the environment for future generations," says Carl Simmons, Charleston County's Building Inspections Director who oversees the County's Project Impact program.

RECOMMENDED
Send us your reviews

HAVE A REVIEW? If you have a review or recommendation 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.

SC ENCYCLOPEDIA
John P. Grace (1874-1940)
(Second of two parts)

Opposed to United States involvement in World War I, John Patrick Grace edited the Charleston American from 1916 to 1917. Pro-German and anti-British, the newspaper attacked President Woodrow Wilson and Governor Manning on the war issue and eventually lost its bulk mail rate. To save the paper, Grace resigned as editor.


The old bridge named for the late John P. Grace

In 1919 Grace was again elected mayor of Charleston with one campaign theme-control of the docks. During this administration (1919-1923), Grace bought the decaying wharves from the Terminal Company and waged a tenacious battle to create the Ports Utility Commission-the forerunner of the State Ports Authority-to manage the docks. Also, Grace provided free education at Charleston High School and the College of Charleston and promoted downtown development through the construction of the Fort Sumter and Francis Marion hotels.

In 1923 Thomas P. Stoney defeated Grace in another bitterly contested election. Out of office, Grace still continued his interest in Charleston's development. He made perhaps his greatest contribution to the city with the opening of the Cooper River Bridge in 1929. Grace was president of Cooper River Bridge, Inc., which built the bridge connecting Charleston with Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and the Isle of Palms. Grace's dream was to make the Isle of Palms a tourist destination that rivaled Miami, Florida. The bridge was a financial failure, however, and Charleston County bought it in 1941 and soon sold it to the state.

Grace died in Charleston on June 25, 1940, and was buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery. In 1943 the Cooper River Bridge was renamed the Grace Memorial Bridge in his honor.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Alexia Jones Helsley and Terry Lynn Helsley. 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
Hip-hop hit list

Dancing has always been a great way to keep fit and flexible, and in recent months hip-hop classes have been getting lots of attention around town as a fun way to work out.

Angel Roberts, who teaches "peacelovehiphop classes" on Daniel Island for grownups and kids, says the buzz about the classes spread so quickly that she was asked to establish James Island, West Ashley and Hanahan classes as well. No wonder: In addition to the dancing, her classes include T-shirts, CDs with songs from the routines, eucalyptus towels at the end of class, and e-mailed tips on nutrition and living a positive life. Here are Angel's "top five songs that you're likely to learn a booty-shakin' routine to at a peacelovehiphop class."

1) "Carry Out," by Justin Timberlake and Timbaland

2) "My Chick Bad," by Ludacris

3) "Rude Boy," by Rihanna

4) "Boom, Boom, Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas

5) "Single Ladies," by Beyonce

To learn more, go to PeaceLoveHipHop.com, become a Facebook fan or follow the program on Twitter @chashiphop.

QUOTE
On getting older

"In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways."

-- Edith Wharton, American novelist (1862-1937)

THRASH VS. BRACK CONTEST
How to adopt a duck

To adopt a duck in the Charleston Duck Race and have a chance to win part of $30,000 in cash and prizes -- and maybe $1 million -- go to this Web site. Then complete these steps:

  • Click on the registration link and fill out the online form to adopt a duck of your own.

  • In the drop-down menu beside "Name of Rotary Club," select "East Cooper Breakfast" if you want to help editor Ann Thrash's club or "Rotary Club of Charleston" for publisher Andy Brack's club.

  • Then fill in Ann's or Andy's name as the "Rotarian to Be Credited."

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK

Baseball Book Signings: 7 p.m. May 14, Joe Riley Park, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15, Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., downtown. Joseph Wallace will sign copies of his novel "Diamond Ruby" at a RiverDogs game May 14 and the bookstore on May 15. The novel is about a female baseball pitcher in Prohibition-era New York who moves from being a sideshow act on Coney Island to attracting the attention of gangsters, the Klan, a young Babe Ruth and boxer Jack Dempsey. More info.

Blessing of the Fleet: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 16, Waterfront Memorial Park, foot of the Ravenel Bridge, Mount Pleasant. The 23rd Annual Blessing the Fleet and Seafood Festival has been rescheduled for this date; originally planned for April 25, it was cancelled because of inclement weather. Although the fleet has already been blessed and has started the season, the festival will still feature local restaurants serving samples of their seafood dishes, music by the East Coast Party Band, shrimp-eating and shag-dancing contests, children's activities and a craft show. More info.

Yacht Affair: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 16, Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Drive. Benefit for Communities In Schools (dropout prevention programs) features tours of exclusive yachts, a silent auction, entertainment and food by some top local chefs. Tickets: before May 10, $85 per person or $150 per couple; at the door, $95 per person or $170 per couple. To purchase: 740-6793 or go online here.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

Palmetto Scholars Academy Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. May 19, SCRA MUSC Innovation Center, 645 Meeting St., downtown. The Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Charleston Defense Contractors Association, and Charleston Digital Corridor will host a business breakfast to introduce the community to Palmetto Scholars Academy, South Carolina's first public charter school for gifted and talented students. Dr. Shelagh Gallagher, a nationally recognized expert on curricula for gifted students who is developing the curriculum plan for the academy, will be the speaker. Her topic will be "National Excellence: Averting the Quiet Crisis in Gifted Education." Cost: $25 per person. More info.

(NEW) Women's Cruise Meeting: 5 p.m. May 20, the Harbour Club, 35 Prioleau St., downtown. Women are invited to a get-together to discuss "Cruise to a More Exciting Life," a Carnival cruise that will depart from Charleston on Jan. 7 and will offer a series of workshops for women to help them discover what they would like to change or add to their lives. A percentage of proceeds from the May 20 event will to go to the Charleston Breast Center and Pet Helpers. Cost: $5 buffet, $3 drinks (cash only). RSVP by today (May 13) to Diana Bogart, diana@firstclasscruise.com or 695-0750.

(NEW) Free Friday Family Fest: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 21, Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., downtown. The final Free Friday Family Fest of the 2009-10 school year. Includes free admission to the museum, healthy dinner provided by Fazoli's, live music, games and craft activities and Ms. Jingles the clown. First 150 guests get a free summer-themed book and a return pass to the museum. More info or 853-8962.

Craft Beer Tasting: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 22, Joe Riley Stadium. A craft beer tasting dubbed "America's Favorite CraftTime" will be presented by Henry J. Lee Distributors in conjunction with a RiverDogs game. Sample fine beers from across the country, including Lagunitas' Undercover Shutdown Ale and Pyramid Brewery's Haywire. Must be 21 or older. Tickets: $25 each, which includes entry to the tasting, sampling tickets and a seat for the 7:05 p.m. RiverDogs game against the Savannah Sand Gnats. More info/tickets: http://www.riverdogs.com.

Mobile Skin Cancer Screening: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12, Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston. The Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and MUSC will man a fully equipped mobile doctor's office to offer free skin cancer screenings. The mobile unit will also visit the Isle of Palms on July 10; it will be set up on the front beach from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. that day. No appointments necessary. More info: 792-1414.

S.C. Maritime Archaeology: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 25, Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., downtown. Presenters Ashley Deming, maritime archaeologist, and author/technician Carl Naylor will feature educational programs offered by the Sport Diver Archaeology Management Program and highlight projects conducted at the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. Artifacts found in South Carolina waters will be shown and discussed. Free. More info: 805-6930.

Colonial Art Tour: 4 p.m. each Thursday, May 28 through June 24, Heyward-Washington House, 87 Church St., downtown. Explore the art of portraiture and satirical engravings popular with wealthy colonial Charlestonians. The Charleston Museum's art collection at the house features portraits by Jeremiah Theus, Samuel F.B. Morse and Henry Benbridge; later copies by Johann Stolle and George Whiting Flagg; and original, irreverent engravings of William Hogarth. Cost: $10 adults, $5 ages 3-12; free for Charleston Museum members. Reservations not required. More info: 722-2996, ext. 235.

(NEW) Chamber Annual Meeting: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 3, Charleston Area Convention Center. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting will feature a keynote address from Marco Cavazzoni, vice president/general manager of Boeing Charleston. Updates on the past year and the presentation of the 1773 Awards and Workplace Flexibility Awards included as well. Cost: $55 chamber members, $85 nonmembers. Registration/more info.

FOCUS ARCHIVES

7/26: Parezo: Personal chefs
7/22:
Bender: Shark Week
7/19: Witty: Growth in down market
7/14:
Carroll: Networking
7/7: Blanchard: Financial planning
7/1:
Shaffer: Picky Eaters Group
6/28: Bender: Fishy Fourth
6/24: Belden: Society 1858
6/21: Stevenson: Summer reading
6/17: Handel: On Jim Fisher
6/14: Reeves: Summer dress
6/10: Martin: Garden tips
6/7: Dubrofsky: Green homes
6/3: McCutcheon: Young pros
5/31:
McFaddlin: Health benefits
5/27: Ledbetter: Senior riders
5/24: Myers: Microloan's impact
5/20:
Gadson: Rural Mission's needs
5/17: Bender: Bocce bashing
5/13:
DeMarco: Homeless help
5/10:
Spencer: Ending violence
5/6: Westmeyer: Fish to buy
5/3:
Maas: Spoleto tips

THRASH ARCHIVES

7/29: Lazy? Boiled peanuts
7/22:
Purple Toes book
7/14:
Art opens doors
7/1:
Lots to do on 4th
6/24:
Ways to nab skeeters
6/17:
Dump the Pump, more
6/10:
Lots to do locally
6/3:
Dancin' for dollars
5/27:
Locals' 15 minutes
5/20:
Strawberry season
5/13:
New for foodies
5/6:
Poll managing
4/29:
Adopt a Duck
4/22:
Indelible ink
4/15:
Grab-bag of items
4/1:
In jingle semifinals
3/25:
Blues and birds
3/18:
Recalling "The Charleston"
3/11:
East Cooper hospital
3/4:
Green mowers
2/25:
Get outdoors
2/18:
Local guide book for kids
2/11:
Reviewing Jenny's book
2/4:
MSNBC looks at success
1/21:
Tell Mt. Pleasant
1/14:
Winter plant tips
1/7:
New books

BRACK ARCHIVES

8/2: Cherry juice, Gardner
7/26:
Biden on Hollings
7/19:
About Turkey
7/7:
Campaign trash
6/28:
Impatient electorate
6/21:
Haley's thin record
6/14:
Daddy-daughter trip
6/7:
Gulf spill report
5/31:
New SC poll flummoxes
5/24:
BBQ should be state meat
5/17:
Advice to new grads
5/10:
Bad Spoleto poster
5/3:
First District candidates
4/26:
Don't veto cigarette tax
4/19:
Great weekend of fun
4/12:
Remembering Civil War
4/6:
Be counted in Census
3/29:
SC economy is recovering
3/22:
Meeting Turkish neighbors
3/15:
Clyburn whips up support
3/8:
The Wreck rec
3/1:
Cut all of the cuts
2/22:
A look at summer camps
2/15:
School district Einsteins
2/8:
About mules
2/1:
Bauer should get out
1/28:
Gibbs at White House
1/25:
Friend's new show
1/18:
Rockwell painting
1/11:
Palmetto Priorities
1/4:
Piggly Wiggly visit

BUSINESS INDIGO

5/10: Spark Charleston, more
4/22:
Green Wizard, more
4/1:
Encouraging biz signs
3/18:
Biz fair, CED venture
3/4:
Lowcountry tech hub
2/4:
Advice on working with Boeing
1/21: Co-working group
1/7: Free library text questions

LIST ARCHIVES

8/2: Bedside reading
7/29: Five for fall
7/26:
Hollings library
7/22: Wine + Food fest
7/19:
New Chas app
7/14:
Chas at top
7/7: SC films
7/1: Keeping cool
6/28:
LinkedIn tips
6/24:
Be an Angel
6/21:
CFW finances
6/17:
Pirate facts
6/14:
Gadsden Flag
6/10:
Butterfly tips
6/7:
1773 awards
6/3:
Good reads
5/31:
5 Southern artists
5/27:
Local jazz legends
5/24:
Piccolo for kids
5/20:
Pats on back
5/17: Tea tips
5/13:
PeaceLoveHipHop
5/10:
Myth detector
5/6: Cooking with Mom
5/3:
Turtle tales

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