Subscribe today for free

Insert your email address and click subscribe.

About | Underwriters | Archives | Subscribe | Submit | Contact | HOME

Issue 2.86 | Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 | Space alien in Lagniappe?


CARING:
Staff volunteers from Select Health of South Carolina, a mission-driven Medicaid health plan, spent Tuesday sorting and packing food for the Lowcountry Food Bank's "Eat Your Vegetables" project during the 2010 Trident United Way Day of Caring. "Volunteering at the Lowcountry Food Bank during Trident United Way's Day of Caring gives us an exciting opportunity to bring our mission to life," said J. Michael Jernigan, president and chief executive officer of Select Health. "Our employees are committed to helping the underserved, and we believe the best way to demonstrate that promise is through our actions." Select Health also supports the Lowcountry Food Bank throughout the year by sponsoring employee food drives and volunteer opportunities. (Photo provided.)


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Being green: A community challenge

CURRENTS

:: Club wants to curb domestic violence

THE LIST
:: Five date nights

CHARLESTON GREEN
:: Save money: Work in jammies

GOOD NEWS
:: Bike-friendly, eye screenings, info award

FEEDBACK
:: Send us your letters

ALSO INSIDE

___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next
___:: REVIEW: Send us a review
___:: HISTORY: Thomas Jeremiah
___:: LAGNIAPPE: Space alien?
___:: QUOTE: On tomorrow
___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS




ABOUT US

CharlestonCurrents.com offers insightful community comment and good news on events twice each week. It cuts through the information clutter to offer insight and news on the best of what's happening locally. What readers say

   

TODAY'S FOCUS | permalink
"Being Green"

By RACHEL HUTCHISSON
Director, Blackbaud
Special to CharlestonCurrents.com

SEPT. 16, 2010 -- Growing up, Kermit the frog taught me that it wasn't easy "being green." Although I know he was talking about being different, and not about being kind to the environment, the phrase stuck.


Hutchisson

Thinking about today's meaning of green, it's true that it isn't always an easy route to take. But the team at Blackbaud, headquartered on Daniel Island, is committed to making a difference. We're doing this through the inaugural Charleston Green Business Challenge.

Run by Charleston's Office of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability, the challenge is a community wide effort to encourage businesses to adopt green practices. At heart, the actual challenge is quite simple. Each organization fills out a scorecard (adding up to 100 points) to create a baseline. Then, it works to adopt additional green practices over the following 12 months. Next August (2011), an updated scorecard is submitted and final determinations are made about where each organization falls in terms of a tiered system (1-5 with 1 being the best).

For us, filling out the scorecard was a real education. Although Blackbaud already has a lot of green practices - leading to the Green Business Pioneer award we were so honored to receive last month from Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. -- there are many additional things we could and should do. The Charleston Green Business Challenge gave us both the nudge we needed to act and a defined structure within which to work. It also brought key stakeholders from across the company together to answer the questions and determine what we would strive to achieve over the next 12 months.

With the baseline submitted, our next step is to assign leaders to each of the objectives we're taking on. Some will be led by our facilities director, who is response for our building and operations. Others will be led by members of Greenbaud, our grassroots employee environmental team. And still others will be led by my colleague, Sally Ehrenfried, and me, from a corporate citizenship and volunteerism perspective. These projects range from measuring our energy and water use and conducting a waste stream audit to making our employee Green Fair an annual event and better educating employees about our green practices.

The Sustainability Institute has information about the scorecard and how others can get involved. The Sustainability Institute, along with Lowcountry Local First, the Green Fair, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and Charleston County, has partnered with the city of Charleston to bring this program to our community. The program was piloted in Chicago and taken to five communities, including Charleston, through an initiative run by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability.

At Blackbaud, we have a corporate value that service to others makes the world a better place. We know it's our responsibility to not only give back, but to be good citizens in all ways. We're excited to be a part of a community that cares enough to offer the Green Business Challenge and encourage other organizations to join us. The more we all do, the better our community will be.

Rachel Hutchisson is director of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Blackbaud.

CURRENTS | permalink
Club wants to honor fighters of domestic violence, aid victims
By ANN THRASH, contributing editor

SEPT. 16, 2010 - Charleston County ranks third in the state for reported incidents of domestic violence, and there are a lot of people working to change that. Some are professionals in the law enforcement or social services arenas, and others are individuals and businesses that work quietly to provide a dose of caring and hope to victims of domestic violence. They're the kinds of people the Zonta Club of Charleston wants to honor with a brand new award.


Thrash

The club is now accepting nominations for the first Breaking the Silence Awards, which will recognize those making a difference for victims of domestic violence. The winners will be announced at the first Breaking the Silence Gala on January 22 at the Harbour Club downtown.

With the rate of domestic violence in our county being so high, there is no shortage of people whose lives have been touched by the crime. Fortunately, local agencies like My Sister's House are working both to change the numbers for the better and to make life itself better for the women, children and men who are the heart of sobering statistics like these:

  • More than 40 percent of the violent crime that happens in South Carolina occurs in "domestic victim to offender relationships" -- violence between spouses, ex-spouses, romantic partners and family members.

  • The 273,000 incidents of domestic violence reported statewide from 2004 to 2008 included 446 homicides, 6,478 incidents of sexual violence, and more than 47,000 aggravated assaults within domestic relationships.

  • Charleston County reported 3,521 victims of domestic violence in 2008 - almost 10 people every day -- ranking it third in the state (Horry County, with 4,197 victims, and Greenville County, with 3,915 victims, were first and second). Berkeley County ranked No. 11, with 1,760 victims; Dorchester County ranked No. 13 with 1,602 victims.

These statistics come from the most recent e-newsletter published by My Sister's House, which was quoting an S.C. Department of Public Safety study titled "Rule of Thumb: A Five-Year Overview of Domestic Violence in South Carolina," published in May 2010.

But along with the grim numbers in the newsletter came a page full of hope: it spotlighted some of the creative ways in which so many unsung heroes are helping the agency. For example, twice a week, Sugar Bakeshop at 59-1/2 Cannon St. delivers a donation of homemade cookies, cupcakes and other sweet goodies to the children and adults at the shelter run by My Sister's House's. Another local business, You've Got Maids of Charleston, has given time and elbow grease to keep the shelter spic and span. Local Best Buy employees helped reorganize and refurbish some storage spaces at the shelter recently. The Circular Congregational Church donated funds that were used for new outdoor lighting equipment and a steam cleaner. And Carolina One Real Estate made a big contribution to support the agency's upcoming Bubbly & Brew fundraiser.


Jurcova-Spencer

"Domestic violence has become a crisis in South Carolina," says Vladia Jurcova-Spencer, president of the Zonta Club of Charleston. "The office of the attorney general has named it the number one crime problem in our state. Zonta set out to create an annual awards program that each year will recognize those who are putting their lives on the line and are truly devoted to making a difference in lives of domestic violence victims.

"For some this involvement means risking their lives by answering domestic disturbance calls. Others fight their battle in the courtrooms. For the most part, these individuals are not recognized for their tireless work, and we want to rectify that," Jurcova-Spencer says. "We also encourage business and organizations to step up and compete for honors."

Nominations for the Breaking the Silence Awards are due Oct. 10, and the categories include Best in Business, Best Volunteer, Best in Media, and Best Professional. First District Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, prosecutor for Charleston and Berkeley counties, will be the gala's guest speaker.

For a nomination form or more on the gala, go online. For questions or more details, call 345-3275.

FEEDBACK
Send us your letters

We love getting input from you. If you have an opinion you'd like to share (150 words or less), send your letters to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

SPOTLIGHT
Rural Mission

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring CharlestonCurrents to you at no cost. This issue's featured nonprofit partner is Rural Mission on John's Island. The organization is many things to man people: a hand up in times of crisis and need … a mission, service and faith volunteer experience for the young and older … a caregiver and advocate for young migrant children and a support system for migrant families … a provider of a warm, comfortable home in winter and … a greatly appreciated giver of desperately needed home repairs to make low income homes safe, healthy and decent. For all, Rural Mission is a source of hope for low- and very low-income residents, the elderly and families living in the rural underserved Sea Islands of Charleston County, from Johns Island to Wadmalaw to Edisto and Yonges Islands. To learn more about this extraordinary organization, visit Rural Mission online. To talk to someone about giving your time or money to help, phone: 843.768-1720.

CHARLESTON GREEN | permalink
Save money: Work in your jammies
By GREG GARVAN, contributing editor


Garvan

SEPT. 16, 2010 - Do you want to green your business and save thousands of dollars? Telework Research Network reports that letting employees work 50 percent from home can save your business up to $10K annually. Employees also save money on expenses, and both can lower their carbon footprint. Charleston's green business world is a progressive arena, please share any stories of how your business has greened itself by letting employees work at home -- send to greg@moneywithamission.com.

  • Publix super markets, one of the larger local grocery store chains, reports a 2009 recycling rate of 45 percent. Because of the push toward re-usable bags, they have kept 1 billion -- not a misprint -- plastic and paper bags out of our waste stream. 'Reduce, re-use, recycle' -- a shout out for Publix!

  • The Charleston Green Fair, to be held in Marion Square from noon to 8 p.m. on Sept. 26, is being serviced by the Current Electric Vehicles that are being sold right here in Charleston. These electric vehicles are great neighborhood transportation and a wonderful way to reduce your gas consumption. Come see new green technology in action! Admission is only $5. Come green your world.

Greg Garvan of James Island is president of Money with a Mission, an 18-year-old, fee-only financial planning firm that specializes in socially responsible/ 'green' asset management. On the Web: moneywithamission.com.

GOOD NEWS | permalink
Charleston named bike-friendly city

Charleston has been awarded the designation of Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

The Bicycle Friendly Community program recognizes communities that actively support bicycling and are committed to improving public health and quality of life while protecting the environment and providing better transportation choices.

Charleston is among 18 cities that received the Bronze level award. Overall, Charleston joins 158 communities (out of 400 applicants) in 43 states to be named bicycle friendly. The city must continue to make improvements over the next four years to win higher designations at the silver, gold and platinum levels.

City Council adopted an action plan endorsed by the League of American Bicyclists on May 12, 2009. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. established a Bicycle Friendly Community Task Force in 2009, including local bicycle organizations, bicycle shop owners, school representatives, state and county officials, health-related non-profits and city staff. The group developed the action steps necessary for recognition by the League of American Bicyclists and completed an extensive application in July 2010.

The city's next major projects are the addition of bicycle lanes to Saint Andrews Boulevard, improvements to several miles of the West Ashley Greenway and construction of a separated bike/pedestrian lane on the T. Allen Legare Bridge to connect the Charleston peninsula with the West Ashley Greenway. The city and advocacy groups work closely with Charleston County, Berkeley County and SCDOT to ensure bicycle and pedestrian facilities are included in new road and bridge projects such as Bees Ferry Road, Harbor View Road and the proposed extension of Interstate 526.

Free infant eye screenings available next week

Next week is InfantSEE® Week in South Carolina, and parents can get free eye-checkups for their infants.

One in 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems, which, if undetected, can lead to permanent vision impairments, developmental delays and in rare cases, life-threatening health risks.

On Sept. 24, parents can bring their infants in for a no-cost eye check-up at the InfantSEE® Mobile Clinic stationed at Cathedral of Praise, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. These no-cost eye and vision assessments are available for all infants aged six months to a year, regardless of a parent's income.

Additionally, more than 65 South Carolina-based optometrists will be donating their time to providing no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants in their offices. Parents can go online or call 1-877-252-2447 to find local optometrists providing the no-cost eye check-ups in their area.

Blackbaud named to big list of top technology innovators

Blackbaud, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services for nonprofits, made this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. Blackbaud debuted on the list this year at number 209.

"We are honored to be recognized among the leading technology innovators in the United States as part of the 2010 InformationWeek 500," said Todd Lant, vice president of corporate IT. "The entire employee base at Blackbaud took our corporate values to heart by participating in a company-wide project called 'B the Difference,' and we are pleased to be recognized for this innovative program."

"B the Difference," Blackbaud's employee-driven program, focused on improving customer satisfaction and reducing cost. On the IT front, multiple subsidiary operations were integrated, including consolidation of major data centers, centralization of applications and business processes and reorganization of IT operations.

"For 22 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "As we start to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the IT focus is now on driving growth - new sources of revenue, new relationships with customers, even new business models. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those companies and business technology executives leading that charge."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative IT users with its annual 500 listing and tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The 500 rankings are unique because they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online.

RECOMMENDED

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 Marsha Guerard. Make sure to include your name and full contact information.

SC ENCYCLOPEDIA | permalink
Thomas Jeremiah: Skills brought success and suspicion

Jeremiah, Thomas (?-1775). Free black harbor pilot, alleged insurrectionary. Thomas Jeremiah, or "Jerry," was a free person of color who earned a living by navigating ships through the treacherous waters of Charleston harbor. Little is known about his life. It appears that he obtained his freedom sometime in the in the mid-to-late eighteenth century. In addition to his skills as a harbor pilot, Jeremiah worked as a firefighter and ran the fish market in Charleston's wharf district.

Eventually he would become a slaveowner himself, acquiring an estate valued at somewhere between £700 to £1,000 sterling. Earning the respect of his own community as well as a number of prominent white allies, the pilot undoubtedly blurred and transcended the boundaries of race that were becoming ever more sharply drawn during the course of his lifetime. Yet the same skills which initially brought him success and notoriety would ultimately make him a target for suspicion.

Jeremiah's paradoxical relationship to the power structure is perhaps best illustrated by an incident that occurred in 1771. On July 17, he was convicted of assaulting a white ship captain by the name of Thomas Langen - a bold action for a black man living in the pre-Revolutionary South - and was sentenced to an hour in the pillory and ten lashes with a whip. In view of his public deeds, however, Lieutenant Governor William Bull granted him a pardon. Four years later, when open conflict broke out between Great Britain and her North American colonies, Jeremiah would not be so lucky.

In June 1775, he became the foremost suspect in an alleged plot by the British to use the majority of the Carolina populace -- enslaved blacks -- against the patriot rebels. As a man who had long worked with battleships and fire, Jeremiah appeared to be the most plausible and potentially dangerous link between black Carolinians and the British. Embroiled in a cause célèbre between the last royal governor of South Carolina, Lord William Campbell, and patriot leader Henry Laurens, Thomas Jeremiah was adjudged guilty by patriot authorities and sentenced to die under the Negro Act of 1740.

On August 18, 1775, at twelve o'clock noon, Jeremiah was brought before the gallows in Charleston. Before the noose could be tightened around his neck, he proclaimed his innocence and told his accusers that "God's judgment would one day overtake them for shedding his innocent blood." While the rest of spectacle is difficult to piece together, Jeremiah reportedly met "death like a man and a Christian." After he was asphyxiated, his remains were set on fire - both a reminder and a warning. "Surely," one contemporary concluded, "there is no murder so cruel and dangerous as that committed under the appearance of law and justice." Although we may never know whether he was "guilty" or "innocent," Jeremiah's ordeal illustrated the three-way struggle for power between blacks, Whigs, and Tories that was taking place throughout the lower South on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

-- Excerpted from the entry by William Ryan. Ryan's book is "The World of Thomas Jeremiah." 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.)

LAGNIAPPE| permalink
Space alien?

No, it's not a space alien, but a praying mantis spotted in a Mount Pleasant yard this week. You should see it even closer up -- creepy. Photo by Bill Thrash of RedZepPhoto.com.

SISTER PUBLICATIONS

We encourage you to check out our sister publications:

Statehouse Report -- a weekly legislative forecast that keeps you a step ahead of what happens at the Statehouse. It's free.

SC Clips -- a daily news compilation of South Carolina news from media sources across the state. Delivered by email about the time you get to work every business day. Saves you a lot of money and time. Sign up for a free trial subscription today.

Georgia Clips offers a similar daily news compilation for the scores of newspapers in Georgia's 159 counties.

Gulf Spill Clips -- a daily compilation of news related to the Gulf oil spill. Free.

GwinnettForum -- an online community commentary for exploring pragmatic and sensible social, political and economic approaches to improve life in Gwinnett County, Ga. USA.

CREDITS

CharlestonCurrents.com is provided to you twice a week by:

Address: P.O. Box. 22261 | Charleston, SC 29413

UNSUBSCRIBE

We hope you'll keep receiving the great news and information from CharlestonCurrents.com, but if you need to unsubscribe, click here.

© 2008-2010, Statehouse Report LLC. All rights reserved. CharlestonCurrents.com is published every Monday and Thursday by Statehouse Report LLC, PO Box 22261, Charleston, SC 29413.

THE LIST | permalink
Five date nights


Friedman

Martine Friedman, founder of Face to Face Charleston, helps busy single professionals find rewarding relationships through event-based and private matchmaking. We asked her for her five favorite dates in the Lowcountry. "What typically makes a date truly great, is taking the time out to learn what your love interest likes," she said.

  • Downtown: My personal favorite. We started at Aroma's on Market to listen to some light acoustic guitar. We walked over to Vendue Street and the Waterfront Park. Sitting side-by-side swinging on the pier gives you an opportunity to get close, and on a weeknight you can actually find one open! Just before sunset we headed up to the Pavilion Bar rooftop on East Bay. We both brought our cameras and took pictures of the horizon as it changed. Finally hungry, but wanting a casual dinner, we chose Bocci's. The handpainted murals captivated us. After dinner, we sat on the park bench out front talking and laughing some more while comparing our pictures. I'm pretty sure that was the night I fell in love.

  • Art Walk: Good art engenders passion and is a great way to get to know someone. Some of the nicest galleries are on Broad Street. You can follow the same path as many of the public art and wine walks. Afterward, head over to the courtyard at The Blind Tiger. With its lush foliage, the outdoor courtyard is both cozy and airy. Try the covered glider.

  • Folly Beach: There's something about dusk. Folly Beach pier is so romantic. Locklear's has great food, you can walk the pier, enjoy the view and the little gift shop is always fun. Buy each other a little present. Blu has a fabulous deck right on the ocean and great ambience, and the dining room's wispy white curtains remind me of South Beach in Miami. Blu can get somewhat rowdy on the weekend though. Drive past the washout for some alone time if you want.

  • West Ashley: Be Scarlett and Rhett -- tour a plantation. Middleton Place has pristine grounds and breathtaking vistas. Magnolia Plantation is my second pick for most romantic. For something more special, pack a picnic. If your cooking isn't great, have Caviar and Bananas or a similar gourmet shop pack a bite and some wine for two.

  • Kiawah/Seabrook: For something different, try horseback riding at Seabrook Island. The drive down under the gorgeous balcony of oak trees is so serene. Beautifully cared-for horses will take you and your guest on a beginner trail ride through the marshes, and if you are both experienced you can ride on the beach. The stable and service is top notch.

Contact Martine Friedman at 843-529-9960 or go to FacetoFaceCharleston.com.

QUOTE | permalink
Weathering tomorrow

"Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows."

-- Sir William Osler, British physician, (1849-1919)

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK | permalink

Outdoor movie: 9 p.m., Sept. 18, Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park pier. Enjoy a free outdoor family movie on a giant inflatable screen next to Charleston Harbor. Bring chairs and spread out on the park's Great Lawn. For movie listings, go online.

Rock at the Dock: Through Sept. 19. Charleston Stage celebrates its return to the historic and renovated Dock Street Theatre with the rocking musical, "Hairspray." Based on the cult John Waters film "Hairspray," and set in 1960s racially divided Baltimore, it tells the story of "pleasantly plump" Tracy Turnblad, a girl with a big heart, big hair and an even bigger passion for dancing. Suitable for all ages, tickets can be purchased online.

(NEW) Vegetable gardening for beginners: 8 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday. Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for "Vegetable Gardening for Beginners in the South," a basic how-to course. Because the class will be at a private garden, participants will receive location details after registering. Jim Martin, executive director of the Conservancy, will lead the class. Cost: $25. Register online or contact Park Angel Engagement Director Jenny Bloom.

(NEW) Independent Digital Filmmaking for Adults: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 20,
The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston. This six-class course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays and focuses on understanding professional techniques for making short films and documentaries, as well as new ways to self-distribute as an independent filmmaker. Using real-world production techniques, this course is designed to support the beginner and the emerging digital filmmaker. Participants will receive hands-on training in camera, composition, lighting, audio, and editing. This is an excellent opportunity for the home-schooled, K-12 teachers and librarians, and is suitable for ages 16 to adult. Fee: $65. Go online to register.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

Tips on negotiations: 6 p.m., Sept. 20, Embassy Suites, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston. Jane Perdue, principal/CEO, The Braithewaite Group, speaks on "Negotiation: In Life and In Business" at the Jessamine Chapter of the American Business Women's Association meeting. Non-members are welcome and dinner will be served. $18. Reservations requested, contact Donna Vellon at (843) 486-3966 or go online.

Museum Mile Weekend: Sept. 25-26. Visit five museums, seven historic buildings and one powder magazine all for $20. This single Museum Mile Weekend pass gives you admission at 13 sites along Meeting Street. Many of the cultural institutions will also offer special programs during Museum Mile Weekend. Order online, call 722-2996 ext. 235, or buy in person at any official Charleston Area Visitor Center location. $20/adult, $10/child 12 and under.

Tax reform talk: 4:30 p.m., Sept. 29, The College Center at the Complex for Economic Development at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., Building 920. The Education Foundation and area chambers of commerce present Mike Fanning, executive director of the Olde English Consortium. Fanning will speak on South Carolina's tax system and the need for comprehensive tax reform to improve funding for public education, health and human services, public safety, roads and infrastructure and higher education. Free. More information online.

(NEW) Poetry and paint: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 26, The Meeting Place, 1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston. An adult workshop featuring Poetry and Paint taught by Mary Harris and Karole Turner Campbell. Participants will be inspired to combine poetry and paint in a unique experience that combines two art forms. Materials are provided. Fee: $5. Registration begins one month ahead and ends two days prior to class.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

We encourage you to follow us through Twitter @chascurrents.

FOCUS ARCHIVES

11/22: Hamilton: Operation Home
11/18:
Humphreys: Being healthier
11/15:
Dittloff: Saltmarsh
11/11:
Guerard: Veterans Day
11/8:
Stanfield: Metanoia invests
11/4:
Hannah: Immunologix
11/1:
Clements: Red Cross
10/28:
Roberts: Road myths
10/25:
Jones, Patrick: Schools
10/21:
Spencer: Fine Art Annual
10/18:
Duncan: 220 years of service
10/14:
Colbert: Smartphones
10/11:
Barnette: Ballet season
10/7:
Bailey: YESCarolina book
10/4:
Crosland: HeadsUp on injuries
9/30:
Starland: Visual arts
9/27:
Vural: Art, essay contest
9/23: Blanchard: House in order
9/20:
Barry: Going "social"
9/16: Hutchisson: Being green
9/13:
Schleissman: Wood workshop
9/9: Kirby: Sobering success
9/6:
Brooks: Great volunteers
9/2: Graul: Lowcountry Loc 1st

ANN THRASH ARCHIVES

11/11: Early for Christmas?
11/4:
On sharpening knives
10/28:
On voting decisions
10/21:
Fall color, parties
10/14:
Squirrel away some pecans
10/7:
New film on Jews, baseball
9/30:
Making It Grow
9/23:
Diving into the Lowcountry
9/16:
Curbing domestic violence
9/9:
Shrimp-baiting time
9/2:
Tail-wagging and -gating
8/26:
Urban gardening
8/19:
Nirvana, Class of '14
8/12:
History is interesting
8/5:
Robert, Variety Store
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

ANDY BRACK ARCHIVES

11/22: Shared sacrifice
11/15:
Media responsibility
11/8: No "new era" for SC
11/1: "Invest" isn't dirty word
10/25: Challenges ahead
10/11: Highway problem
10/4:
Dupree and Senate
9/27:
Haley-Sheheen race
9/20:
Political, energy efficiency
9/13:
British invasion
9/6:
Meet Dave the Potter
8/30:
Gulf pix make impact
8/23:
Thank a teacher
8/16:
Pharmacy, juice
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

PETER LUCASH: BUSINESS INDIGO

9/9: Busy with meetings
8/26:
On biz interruptions
8/12:
Pecha Kucha 7 coming
7/29:
TwelveSouth again
7/14:
Tech After 5 hits Chas
7/1:
TwelveSouth scores praise
5/27:
Facebook on privacy
5/13:
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

GREG GARVAN: CHARLESTON GREEN

9/16: Saving money
9/2:
Energy standards needed
8/19:
Investing can be tied to ideals
8/5: Trident Tech green grant

LIST ARCHIVES

11/22: 5 for going back to school
11/18: 5 on foreclosure
11/15: 5 for exercising
11/11: 5 to rid roadblocks
11/8: 5 for keeping warm
11/4: 5 favorite ballets
11/1: 5 for your face
10/28: 5 parenting tips
10/25: 5 on long-term care
10/21: 5 on childhood obesity
10/18: 5 homeless myths
10/14: 5 on breast cancer
10/11: 5 beef cuts
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
8/12:
5 local dog romps
8/9: New heritage sites
8/5: 5 around Chucktown
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

About | Underwriters | Archives | Subscribe | Submit | Contact | HOME