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Issue 2.76 | Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 | Check out today's Lagniappe

JUST DUCKY. A group celebrates near the new mural at Redux Contemporary Art Center. The mural series at 136 St. Phillip St. is the first of its kind in Charleston. See more below in Today's Focus.

:: Redux expands local arts scene


:: History makes good fodder

:: Five for dogs

:: Pecha Kucha 7, biz summit, more

:: Leadership Charleston, health

:: Send us your thoughts


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Redux expands Charleston’s arts scene
Executive director, Redux Contemporary Art Center
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AUG. 12, 2010 — Charleston is a city on the brink of a cultural explosion. The city is home to a thriving art, music, theater and festival scene, and possesses a great capacity for supporting arts and culture. Charleston is often thought of as a traditional conservative Southern city, but it is a bustling Mecca for creative, new and interesting thought while still holding true to its history and roots.


The cultural scene already has undergone a huge makeover in the last few years. Newer galleries, such as Redux Contemporary Art Center, Scoop Studios and Eye Level Art, are setting the stage for cutting edge work and putting Charleston on the path to becoming one of the trend-setters of the art world. The city is full of forward-thinking people interested in improving the quality of life through innovation, revitalization, economic development, environmental efficiency and educational outreach. These initiatives continue to make Charleston the "most livable" and "progressive" city in the nation. It is a city that is rich in history but making progressive moves towards the future.

Located at 136 St. Philip St., Redux Contemporary Art Center is one of the few facilities to offer contemporary art in Charleston and educate the citizens. It fills a need for artists and community residents alike. Redux’s mission is tri-fold: to educate the public, provide a gallery space and offer affordable studio space to artists. Redux is in a unique position to answer these needs.

Founded in 2002, Redux is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for artists, expansive educational programming, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and audience. Housed within a 6,000-square-foot warehouse are two galleries, 15 private artist studios, print shop, darkroom, woodshop, classroom and a film-screening area.

Over the past seven years, the exhibition program at Redux has expanded to include renowned international and national artists whose work has never been exhibited in South Carolina. These artists introduce Charleston to issues in contemporary art that would be nearly unavailable to the public otherwise. We select artists who ask tough questions and make works that please, astonish and sometimes unsettle audiences. Working with a limited budget and support from the community, we have managed to bring many outstanding, challenging contemporary artists to Charleston. Redux presents six to eight exhibitions a year, featuring work by internationally renowned and local, emerging and mid-career artists. We shoot for diversity in style, media and subject matter when planning our season.

Our artist-in-residence program transforms Redux into a project space where resident artists produce original works on site, with complete freedom as to how they utilize the galleries. They also engage the local community through special workshops and artist talks. In addition to the interior gallery space, Redux recently received approval to use the building’s façade as a rotating mural space. In a city with stringent rules regulating the appearance of public buildings, our mural series is the first of its kind in Charleston, which allows us to exhibit contemporary art to the public in an unprecedented way.

Redux’s outreach and education program is closely tied to the exhibition program. Groups of children, from grade school to high school, regularly visit our galleries and participate in workshops led by our studio renters and visiting artists. Arts education has a severe lack of funding in South Carolina. The programs that Redux provides can supplement what children have access to in school. Redux partners with many after-school programs to offer a comprehensive continuum of creative studies. Our youth programs prepare students for future careers by giving them the tools to engage, interact and contribute to the community around them.

Over 100 classes and workshops are available throughout the year covering topics both traditional and non-traditional. Courses include painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, art history and much more. We have a class for everyone, whether you are a beginner or more advanced artist looking to broaden and enhance your talents.

Our classes are affordable, fun, challenging and taught by talented local qualified instructors. Courses are timed to fit the schedules of working people and are taught by working professional artists. Through our classes, workshops and studio space, we provide the guidance and resources you need to bring your creativity and passion to life.

Redux is home to Charleston’s most creative artists. We offer emerging and under-represented artists full access to professional artist studios. Individuals work in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Each artist at Redux concentrates on developing a personal artistic vision. Redux’s exhibition program and education program make for a resourceful location that has a supportive atmosphere where studio renters are constantly exposed to visiting artists, artist lectures and most importantly the ideas of their neighbors. This results in a creative momentum for everyone.

I moved to Charleston a little over a year ago to take the executive director position at Redux. The job has been such a great way for me to practice all the things I love, which include curating and planning exhibitions, teaching classes and developing curricula, working with artists and facilitating opportunities for artists. Originally from Grand Rapids, Mich., I completed my undergraduate work at Michigan State University in East Lansing and received my MFA from Boston University. My academic training is in education, fine art and graphic design.

As a practicing artist, I am always being challenged and inspired by the artists at Redux. My paintings and studio practice have benefited from Redux’s creative environment. I see a bright future for the arts scene in Charleston and invite you to explore Redux’s unique classes and workshops and join us in an open, supportive environment where you can truly unleash your creative side.

Karen Ann Myers is executive director of Redux Contemporary Art Center.

History is always interesting for ‘Thoughts of the Day’
By ANN THRASH, contributing editor

AUG. 12, 2010 — The panic hit first thing Monday morning when my weekly Rotary Club e-newsletter arrived in my Inbox: Guess who would be offering the “Thought of the Day” and the prayer at the next morning’s meeting? Uh-oh. Yours truly had forgotten that she’d volunteered.


It seems like it would be easy to come up with a few worthy words for the Thought of the Day, and certainly my fellow Rotarians at the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club are an easygoing group — you have to be when your meeting starts at 7:30 a.m. — but it was the first time I’d been asked to do the job, and I wanted to do well.

After taking a few detours, I settled on some “This Day in History” facts, which my group usually seems to like. My favorite fact for our meeting day — Tuesday, Aug. 10 — was that on that day in 1776, the British government in London learned that America had declared its independence. Crazy stuff – I mean, think about how long ago it seems like the Fourth of July was this year, and you’ll realize how slowly news traveled back then. What were the Brits going to do at that point — say, “Wait!”? Whatever their response, by the time it reached us over here, we’d be working on our 23rd state.)

Anyway, on the road to assembling some factoids, I browsed through a great little local history book called “East Cooper Gazetteer: History of Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms” (The History Press, 2004). Local historian and author Suzannah Smith Miles uncovered some little-known anecdotes and local lore and compiled it all alphabetically in a neat, readable fashion. While I couldn’t, in my abbreviated search, find any East Cooper history facts that were specific to Aug. 10 to share with my Rotary Club, I did find a few neat nuggets that you might enjoy. Here they are, straight from the book:

  • Grog Pond — A stop on the Georgetown Road at Six-Mile Road. It is said that here a traveler could exchange an empty jug of grog (a mixture of rum and water) for a full, cool one. The jugs were kept cool in a nearby pond.

  • Toothache tree — Also known as sea ash, prickly ash, or Hercules Club, commonly found on barrier islands. The bark and leaves of the toothache tree (Zanthosylum americanum) were once used medicinally for the Novocain-like numbing substance they contain. Placed on the gums, it could ease a toothache. The trunks and limbs of this indigenous woody shrub are covered with sharp, claw-shaped barbs.

  • Greenwich Village — One of the original villages developed in the Old Village area of Mount Pleasant. In the 1760s, Jonathan Scott established a typical English-style village. Within its 100-acre plat, a portion was dedicated to house lots on the waterfront and the rest designated as the town common. The harbor area in front of this village was known as Greenwich Bay. Greenwich Street retains the name of this early village.

  • Bucket Factory — Located on the south side of Shem Creek in the mid-1800s, the Mount Pleasant Bucket Factory was owned by John Hamlin and provided painted and unpainted pine, cypress, an assortment of lumber, lathes, and, of course, buckets. An advertisement in the April 24, 1854, Courier corrected the misinformation that the Bucket Factory had closed, stating that operations “… had merely been suspended shortly for repairs.” Factory Street, now a part of Live Oak Drive, was named for this business.

  • “Above the Salts” — Also referred to as “the freshes,” the 18th-century term for the area of the rivers beyond the salinity point. Captains of vessels awaiting goods were careful not to leave their ships anchored in the harbor too long because of the quick damage salt water marine worms could do to a ship’s hull. The upper reaches of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando Rivers were used as anchorages, particularly in the summer months when shipping from Charleston was slow since rice was harvested in the fall.

Ann Thrash, a contributing editor of Charleston Currents, can be reached at

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Pecha Kucha 7 coming Aug 25
By PETER LUCASH, contributing editor

AUG. 12, 2010 -- Tickets sell out fast for this gathering of creative folks in the Charleston area. They say seven’s a lucky number and the charm for Pecha Kucha.


Among the presenters:

1. Nathan Durfee — MC for the evening

2. Brad Ball, Sommelier/Owner, Social Restaurant + Wine Bar — Culinary

3. David Boatwright- painter/artist/musician/designer — Visual Arts

4. Mitchell Davis — Media and Publishing

5. Ayoka Lucas, Style Editor, Charleston Magazine — Charleston’s fashion culture has changed over the last ten years — Visual Arts

6. Leah Suarez — Latin Singer — Performing Arts

7. Christopher Zorn — Collecta — Real-time social media search engine

The location is always kept under wraps until the last minute — and is often interesting space. You need tickets so go to this site online.

Greater Charleston’s Business and Technology Summit

Charleston’s Association of Information Technology Professionals will present the Greater Charleston’s Business and Technology Summit Sept. 9 and 10 at the Charleston Convention Center Embassy Suites Hotel.
The Summit has pulled together a wealth of experts from the world’s leading technology companies and top-tiered local resident technology specialists to present and exhibit at this year’s two-day event. Organizers expect over 200 attendees.
For more detailed information call Sherry Deese at 843-767-7022 or email at: You can also register, sign up to participate as a sponsor, and learn more online.

Avista Solutions relocates corporate headquarters to Charleston

Avista Solutions, a leading provider of web-based, all-in-one mortgage origination software for community banks, credit unions, and mortgage bankers, has relocated their corporate headquarters to Daniel Island from Columbia, SC. For four consecutive years, the privately held firm has been named a Mortgage Technology Magazine’s Top 50 service provider.

Avista Solutions CEO, Mark Phlieger, cited Charleston’s support of the technology industry through targeted initiatives, the ability to attract high quality talent and Charleston’s lifestyle as primary reasons for choosing to locate their headquarters in Charleston. The Charleston Digital Corridor provided transitional office space for Avista in the Flagship incubator space.

Google and Verizon conspire to dunk net neutrality – maybe

Firing the first shot — and after days of non-denial denials, Google and Verizon have proposed a way to get around net neutrality — while claiming to protect it. Essentially, they have proposed a second, faster Internet service that websites would pay to access, promising faster speeds.

At least one FCC commissioner has expressed strong reservations, and the FCC broke off discussions they had been having with industry on seeking formal authority from Congress to regulate the Internet. Look for a lot of debate in the months to come.

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.

Leadership Charleston helps local nonprofits

Fifty up-and-coming leaders in Charleston worked for nine months this past year to help 10 local nonprofit organizations with specific projects as part of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston program.

The public service was a new component for Leadership Charleston, which concluded its 37th year of training in June. Ten projects were selected from area nonprofits, and working in teams of five, participants put in a total of more than 830 hours of volunteer work.

Among the 2009-2010 projects were:

  • Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center. The project team explored creating a Web-based training module for teachers on the processes surrounding mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.

  • Trident Literacy Association. The Project Team helped find and set up a new tutoring center at the Sunnyside Development Center in the Neck area, and then volunteered 287 hours tutoring there.

  • Lowcountry Food Bank. The Project Team developed a manual on how to build a sustainable community garden, then built two gardens.

Leadership Charleston is now seeking another 10 metro Charleston nonprofit organizations that are Chamber members to partner with for the upcoming year. Contact Graham Drayton at
Hurry before close of MUSC healthy challenge

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 18 for the Healthy Charleston Challenge, the Medical University of South Carolina’s Biggest Loser 12-Week Weight Loss and Activity Competition.

The program begins Sept. 9 at the MUSC Wellness Center, 45 Courtenay Dr.  For an application go online or go to the Wellness Center Membership Desk.

The 12-week fitness and weight loss program is designed to increase physical activity and provide skills, professional guidance and accountability for developing healthy lifestyle habits.  The team of professionals includes experienced personal trainers, a registered dietitian, exercise physiologists, and program clinical psychologist.

Participants are divided into teams, each with a personal trainer to help them achieve permanent lifestyle changes. There is also weekly education with the program nutritionist, physician, and psychologist. 
Fee: Non-member: $300 ($150 with application), Member: $150 ($75 with application), Student: $125 ($50 with application) For more information contact Janis Newton at (843) 792-4141 or email her at

Volunteers needed for Nationwide Tour Championship

More than 650 volunteers are needed to staff the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, a season-ending golf event where the tour’s top 60 money winners compete for 25 PGA tour cards and a spot on the 2011 PGA Tour.

The Oct. 25-31 tournament will be televised live on the Golf Channel.  Volunteers ages 12 and up can serve, and many positions are available for those who may not have golf knowledge, but want to participate. 
Volunteer information and applications can be found online at, or by contacting Alexa Devine Harnig at (843) 881-2532 or via e-mail at


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Rods serve in earthquakes, gales – and they’re pretty

Earthquake rods are long pieces of iron several inches in diameter that are inserted through the walls of buildings to reinforce them. These rods are screwed into turnbuckles or toggles and are secured at the outside ends with large washers and nuts. Repairmen ran these rods through the walls of hundreds of buildings injured by the great Charleston earthquake of 1886 to guard them from further injury. Many of the buildings fitted with this hardware after the earthquake are located in the Charleston region, although buildings as far away as Savannah, Georgia, display them as well.

Often called “earthquake bolts,” these iron reinforcement rods commonly were incorporated into buildings in Charleston and elsewhere before the great earthquake. Their initial purpose, however, usually was to safeguard against gales and hurricanes rather than to protect from the rending and wrenching of earthquakes.

Owners who objected to seeing unadorned rod ends on the exteriors of their buildings covered them with stucco or capped them with cast-iron decorations depicting such objects as stars, concentric circles, long rectangular bars, lion heads, butterflies, diamonds, s’s, v’s, x’s, and crosses. While the rod portions of earthquake rods are seldom visible, in some buildings no effort has been made to conceal them, such as in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Summerville.

Tourists often are fascinated with earthquake rod caps, and they have become a standard decorative element in much of Charleston’s architecture. Tour guides point them out, and some hotels and bed and breakfasts that have them advertise the fact in their promotional literature. Some modern buildings, such as the Omni Hotel at Charleston Place, even feature faux earthquake rod caps on their exterior walls.

Excerpted from the entry by Kenneth E. Peters. 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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Five local dog romps

The dog days of summer officially arrived sometime in May this year, we believe. Here’s a list of great places to play off-leash with your fuzzy friend:

  • Hampton Park Dog Park, downtown Charleston

  • James Island County Park Dog Park, 871 Riverland Drive, James Island

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  • Isle of Palms Bark Park, 29th Avenue, Isle of Palms

  • Wannamaker County Park Dog Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston

  • Wassamassaw Park in Summerville 651 Wassamassaw Road, off Highway 78.

Man’s best friend

"If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies."

-- George G. Vest, “Eulogy on the Dog,” speech during lawsuit, 1870; and Congressional Record, October 16, 1914


Emotional Legacies Brown Bag Lunch: Noon, Aug. 12. Barbara Currey, M.Ed., leads a discussion of the relationship between mothers and daughters and their emotional legacies. Explore what you have inherited from your mother and your grandmothers. It may surprise you. Cost: Free. Registration required:Call (843) 763-7333.

Fishing Tournaments: Registration begins at 6 a.m., Aug. 14. Aug. 21 and Sept. 11. Get ready to catch some fun at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier's annual Big Kahuna Tournament on Aug. 14. The Mount Pleasant Pier's final tournament of the year will be Aug. 21, and the Folly pier will hold its end-of-the-season tournament on Sept. 11. At the Big Kahuna tournament on Folly, competitive fishermen and women can compete at Folly's pier for a chance to win a boat, motor and trailer with a state record catch of Whiting. For more information, call (843) 588-FISH (3474), the Mount Pleasant Pier at (843) 762-9946 or go online.

Mad Science Saturday: 10 a.m., Aug. 14, The Charleston Museum will offer this two-hour science time to allow students the opportunity to examine the stages of matter and experiment with dry ice. Free for Museum members; free for nonmembers with general admission. More online.

First Day Festival, 1 p.m., Aug. 15, Liberty Square, downtown Charleston. The City of Charleston hosts the 8th First Day Festival to help students transition back to school. Not only will they be able to play in a Kids Zone, they'll be able to tour the S.C. Aquarium, get school supplies and get their face painted. Last year's festival drew more than 10,000 kids. Learn more.

(NEW) Friends of Bob Waggoner Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 18, Circa 1886, 149 Wentworth St. Circa 1886 Executive Chef Marc Collins is joining other renowned chefs to raise money for a local nonprofit organization and giving attendees a chance to be part of a local weekly cooking show as part of the Friends of Bob Waggoner event. Along with Collins and Waggoner, the former chef at Charleston Grill, two guest chefs will cook up a five-course dinner with wine to raise money for Louie’s Kids, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity. Cost is $75 per person. For more information, go online.  To purchase tickets for the event, call Circa 1886 at 843-853-7828.

North Charleston City Gallery: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, through Aug. 31. Local artist Pedro Rodriguez presents expressionistic acrylic paintings of real and dream-world places with characters as ethereal as the cityscapes this month. The Gallery is located in the public areas of the Charleston Area Convention Center and admission is free.


2011 Piccolo Spoleto applications: Deadlines in September. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2011 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Applications online.

Comic Gallagher at RiverDogs: First pitch at 7:05 p.m., Aug. 18. Be prepared to get messy. His act is legendary. His signature hair and mustache are iconic. He is a man so renowned that he goes by only one name. Get ready for a smashing good time, as world-famous comedian Gallagher brings his watermelon-smashing antics to Riley Park during the RiverDogs' game against the Rome Braves, the Single-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. Fans of the outrageous performer are encouraged to get seats up close to the action as Gallagher and his "Gallagear" always gets the audience involved in the act. Ticket information online or call the RiverDogs Box Office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647).

Human Resource Workshop: 7:30-11 a.m., Aug. 18. Experts will discuss important legal updates concerning employment and labor law, immigration and e-verify and non-compete agreements during the Labor Climate Network Human Resource Workshop at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100, in North Charleston. Industry experts and HR professionals will discuss how they can connect businesses with the right resources. Cost: $55 Members, $95 non-members, which includes breakfast. Register.

Port Tour: 2-6 p.m., Aug. 19. The Charleston Metro Chamber's annual Port Tour and Briefing will feature an update from Port leadership on plans to recapture Charleston's national position among ports by attracting new business. The tour includes a bus tour of the new terminal site and waterside view of all terminals. Cost: $75 for Chamber members $150 for non-members. Register.

Date and Bait Event: 6-8 p.m., Aug. 19. Face to Face Charleston combines business networking and a dating event at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in the Reel Bar at 20 Patriot's Point Drive. This event caters to men ages 30 to 60, and brings them together with some of the best women in the Charleston area. Happy hour drink specials and live acoustic guitar by Brantley Harris provides a great backdrop to mingle and meet new people. Attendees can fill out profiles in advance to be specially introduced by professional matchmakers. Required reservations are $10. Go online or call 843-529-9960. No payments at the door will be accepted.

Hospitality Networking: 7:05 p.m. Aug. 19, RiverDogs game. Charleston Hoteliers and Exchange Club will host an after-hours get together at the game at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. Hoteliers, caterers, tour management companies, museums, plantations, meeting planners and others in the hospitality business are invited, whether members or nonmembers. More online.

Let's Do Lunch: Noon, Aug. 20, Fish Restaurant. Have a great meal at Fish Restaurant and help out Louie's Kids, a local organization that raises funds to help treat childhood obesity, which afflicts 25 million American children today. King Street Marketing Group will host and each guest will receive a King Street Goodie Bag, free parking and an opportunity to take home valuable prizes from King Street and Charleston Peninsula businesses. Ticketed admission is $18. More online or call (843) 303-1113.

2nd Annual Lowcountry Jazz Festival, Sept. 3-5. The city will come alive as local and international artists join forces at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and other locations around the city. Confirmed artists include legendary contemporary jazz band Spyro Gyra; saxophone journeyman Euge Groove, formerly of Tower of Power; Paul "Shilts" Weimar, former bandleader of Down To The Bone; and noted Charleston jazz musician Charlton Singleton. All proceeds from the festival will benefit "Closing The Gap In Healthcare Inc." More info online or call (704) 534-4228.

Spirituality and writing: 9 a.m., Sept. 11. The Charleston County library is sponsoring a discussion on spirituality and writing featuring novelists Denise Hildreth, Beth Webb Hart and Nicole Seitz. Admission is free to the session, which will be held at the main library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston. More: Phone 843-805-6947.


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8/12: Myers: Redux art
Ginn: Opportunity Next
8/5: Barnette: Hedwig show
Deaton: Lured back
7/29: Hannah: SCRA center
Parezo: Personal chefs
Bender: Shark Week
7/19: Witty: Growth in down market
Carroll: Networking
7/7: Blanchard: Financial planning
Shaffer: Picky Eaters Group


10/7: New film on Jews, baseball
Making It Grow
Diving into the Lowcountry
Curbing domestic violence
Shrimp-baiting time
Tail-wagging and -gating
Urban gardening
Nirvana, Class of '14
History is interesting
Robert, Variety Store
Lazy? Boiled peanuts
Purple Toes book
Art opens doors
Lots to do on 4th
Ways to nab skeeters
Dump the Pump, more
Lots to do locally
Dancin' for dollars


10/4: Dupree and Senate
Haley-Sheheen race
Political, energy efficiency
British invasion
Meet Dave the Potter
Gulf pix make impact
Thank a teacher
Pharmacy, juice
Cherry juice, Gardner
Biden on Hollings
About Turkey
Campaign trash
Impatient electorate
Haley's thin record
Daddy-daughter trip
Gulf spill report


7/29: TwelveSouth again
Tech After 5 hits Chas
TwelveSouth scores praise
Facebook on privacy
Spark Charleston, more
Green Wizard, more
Encouraging biz signs
Biz fair, CED venture
Lowcountry tech hub
Advice on working with Boeing
1/21: Co-working group
1/7: Free library text questions


8/5: Trident Tech green grant


10/7: 5 back helpers
10/4: 5 for recruiting
9/30: 5 kids' books
9/27: 5 for kayaks
9/23: 5 for pets
9/20: 5 at the Gibbes
9/16: 5 date nights
9/13: 5 fall plants
9/9: 5 wine resources
9/6: 5 magical moments
9/2: 5 great preachers
8/30: 5 local runs
8/26: 5 great cookbooks
8/23: Creative five
8/19: 5 local blogs
8/16: More plaudits
5 local dog romps
8/9: New heritage sites
8/5: 5 around Chucktown
Bedside reading
7/29: Five for fall
Hollings library
7/22: Wine + Food fest
New Chas app
Chas at top
7/7: SC films
7/1: Keeping cool

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