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Issue 2.90 | Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 | Exclusive in Good News below

With wall-to-wall rain in the Lowcountry, we thought you'd rather recall a recent, beautiful sunset on Shem Creek. Photo by Marsha Guerard.

:: What SC visual artists need


:: "Making it Grow" is TV fun

:: Five great children's books

:: Finance class, more

:: Dupree to run for Senate, grants, more

:: Send us your letters


___:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next
___:: REVIEW: Send us a review
___:: HISTORY: Pastor Hart
___:: QUOTE: Thought better of it
___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


ABOUT US 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
I found what South Carolina's visual artists need in Kentucky

Editor and publisher of Carolina Arts
Special to

SEPT. 30, 2010 - In these tough economic times, art galleries are closing throughout South Carolina. It's getting harder for visual artists to find places to show -- and hopefully sell -- their art.


The visual artists in our state take a back seat to no one in creating some of the best art in the region. I'm not one to advocate the state taking over the roll of commercial art galleries, but I found a happy medium on a recent trip up I-75 in Berea, Kentucky.

At exit 77, just 40 miles from Lexington, I found the Kentucky Artisan Center, a full-service tourist information center, rest stop and art center.
After an hour, I left with the impression that Kentucky's artists were lucky leaders in that state had vision to build such a center.

In this 25,000-square-foot facility you can shop for Kentucky products; experience Kentucky hospitality; explore Kentucky crafts and history; enjoy Kentucky cuisine; learn about other must-see places; use the Internet on its wireless system, and use an ATM. Parking is plentiful, including pull-through spaces for buses and RVs.

This is exactly what we need in South Carolina, and we have an even better location for it - at the intersection of I-95 and I-26. Thousands of people travel on I-95 and I-26 through our state, and the amazing thing is that there is nothing to lure them to stop at this major highway intersection.

Oversight of the Kentucky Artisan Center is provided by a 13-member board, assisted by partnerships among cabinets of state government with city and county governments, colleges, other organizations and agencies, and individuals interested in the Center's mission and goals. The Center is attached to the state's Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

This points out one of the problems with our state's arts agency. The South Carolina Arts Commission is a stand-alone agency. Unlike Kentucky and North Carolina, which both placed their state arts agencies under the umbrella of their state tourism agencies, South Carolina hasn't learned yet that the arts help develop tourism.

The Kentucky Artisan Center offers works by more than 700 artists. Artists can "jury in" three times a year, and everything - fine arts, crafts, music, literature, clothing and specialty foods - is for sale. Instead of competing with commercial galleries in the state, the Center directs those who wish to explore further where to go. If visitors are just traveling through, any purchase made at the Center is a bonus for the state and the artists.

But wait, we do have a South Carolina Artisan Center off I-95 in Walterboro. It is a retail outlet featuring works by South Carolina's artists, but it is in no way comparable to The Kentucky Artisan Center.

Our Artisan Center could fit into the Kentucky center's front welcome area. Although our center is located off I-95 in Walterboro, it is far from the highway and it's my bet many people turn around before finding it. You can see the Kentucky Artisan Center from the interstate and once you exit the highway, you are driving in the entrance within a minute.

The S.C. Artisan Center had bigger plans at one time, but neither the state nor the town of Walterboro has been able to support the development of the master plan. If it was completed, it would never compare with the Kentucky Artisan Center's facility, nor would it be in the best location in South Carolina, the intersection of I-95 and I-26.

Visual artists in South Carolina are lucky to have the Artisan Center in Walterboro, but let's for once dream a little bigger. Are we willing to say we can't do what Kentucky can?

You can learn more about The Kentucky Artisan Center by visiting its Web site.

Tom Starland is editor and publisher of Carolina Arts, a newspaper about the visual arts in North and South Carolina.

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'Making It Grow' serves up gardening tips with a drawl, smile
By ANN THRASH, contributing editor

SEPT. 30, 2010 - Somewhere on a sleepy salt marsh in Mount Pleasant, fiddler crabs have run amok in a vegetable garden, leaving a homeowner at wits' end.


Over in Walterboro, Frances' baby-pink Christmas cactus has gone south after several productive years and looks awful. And up in Little River, Rae Anne, a self-described "transplant from New England" is asking for help with native plants to try to turn around some bad gardening luck she's had since she moved here.

It's all in a week's work on "Making It Grow," a really wonderful slice of South Carolina life that also just happens to provide some of the best gardening know-how around. As the show's host, Clemson Extension's Rowland Alston, says in his unmistakable drawl, "MIG" offers "a commonsense approach to gardening in the Carolinas." But the gardening advice isn't the only thing that makes the Emmy-winning show worth watching. It's the distinctive blend of down-home talk, live-TV unpredictability, and Palmetto State lore that you just can't find anywhere else - and that always makes me feel lucky to live in South Carolina.

Take this past Tuesday's show. In addition to advice on the fiddler crab invasion and Christmas cactus crisis, topics included when and when not to fertilize lawns, when to transplant hydrangeas, how to get rid of "highway grass" growing in a yard, a visit to a wildlife nursery, and more. There never seems to be a shortage of callers who need help with gardening matters, and Alston greets them all the same way, with a chipper "Happy gardening to you!"

One of my favorite parts of the show is that Alston comes up with an infinite number of unpredictable, sometimes crazy ways to identify the city that a caller lives in. Here's a classic from this week's show:

"Our next caller is from a town that's got a restaurant called the Pita House, and I love to eat at the Pita House. It's on Pleasantburg Road in Greenville, and Tom is in Greenville, too. Happy gardening to you, Tom! You ever eaten at the Pita House?"


"Uh, no, Rowland, I haven't."

"Well, it's got some great Mediterranean food!"

Don't know when I'll be in Greenville next, but I know where I'm eating.

In addition to the live phone calls, there's a live chat room, and the ongoing discussion is monitored on set -- usually by a Clemson Extension agent named Webby Debby, but this week by another agent, Chatty Patty (whose real name, come to find out, is Trish).

The chat room is where the Mount Pleasant resident raised the question of how to keep fiddler crabs out of his vegetable garden. At one point during the show, when Alston checked in with Chatty Patty to see if anyone online had come up with a solution, Patty said, "I think we've stumped the chatters in the chat room. … I hope that's the only kind of crabs he's got." Indeed.

Alston has a great knack for putting gardening issues in language everyone can understand. In talking about the importance of not applying big doses of fertilizer to lawns and plants right before cold weather sets in and they go dormant, he didn't use a lot of technical language. He said simply, "It's kind of like us when we eat a big meal right before we go to sleep - we don't sleep good, do we?"

And the show always manages to bring attention to some of our state's unappreciated natural attractions and the hardworking people who keep them going for all of us. This week, one of the expert panelists helping Alston take calls was from Kalmia Gardens at Coker College in Hartsville. I'd never heard of the place, so I went online to check it out. Who knew that right there in the Pee Dee was a 35-acre botanical garden that's on the National Register of Historic Places? If you're interested in camellias, azaleas, wisteria, tea olives, and dogwood, Kalmia Gardens is your kind of place. And it's the gateway to another fascinating-sounding S.C. spot that I hadn't heard of - the 796-acre Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve.

Check out "Making It Grow" Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on ETV. You can also see episodes online. Happy gardening to you, Mr. Alston, and thank you for teaching all of us a little bit more about South Carolina.

  • More tips on getting to know the Lowcountry: Thanks to Muffi J. Brinson for some great suggestions in response to last week's column, which included ideas of things to see and do to help some new neighbors get settled in the Lowcountry. Muffi says, "How about the Angel Oak, Pitt Street Bridge, (and) Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park? Breach Inlet -- you can almost always see dolphins. You can see our amazing sunsets from almost anywhere in Charleston." And I'll add, after the downpour of recent days, look for our amazing rainbows, too.

Contributing editor Ann Thrash can be reached at:

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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

Finance, accounting giving you the chills? This class is for you
By PETER LUCASH, contributing editor

SEPT. 30, 2010 -- I will be teaching a four-session continuing ed class at Trident Tech beginning Oct. 21. The course introduces operating and staff managers to finance and accounting management skills critical in running a business. Register online.

  • Lucash
    Corridor Bash Oct.14: Are you a member of the Charleston Digital Corridor? Time for the annual Corridor Bash - good food, drink, music and great people! Go to the Web site to RSVP.

  • Hold Nov 3 for Chamber Small Business Innovation Summit: The Chamber's annual ThinkTec Innovation Summit will be at the Memminger Auditorium on Nov. 3. Key speakers include Jason Lucash, co-founder of OrigAudio and other products, and Tom Glaser, head of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bar-Camp returns Nov. 13: The "user generated unconference" returns to Charleston at the College of Charleston. Tickets are limited, and sold out quickly last year, so hop online and buy yours. And take a friend.

  • SCRA announces fiscal 2010 year-end results and highlights: The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has reported results for the 2010 fiscal year ended June 30. Revenue for the year was a record at more than $170M, up 60% compared with fiscal year 2009. SCRA also opened two Innovation Centers including the SCRA MUSC Charleston Innovation Center last December. The full report is online.

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.

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Dupree to enter U.S. Senate race to “cook DeMint’s goose”

Award-winning Charleston cookbook writer and food personality Nathalie Dupree today will announce that she’s running as a write-in candidate to “cook [U.S. Sen.] Jim DeMint’s goose.”

Dupree says she knows she’s getting into the campaign late but that she just had to do it. What really motivated her, she said, was DeMint's "stubborn refusal" to join U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in seeking an earmark for a study by the Army Corps of Engineers for deepening the harbor for the port of Charleston, as has been done for all other East coast ports.

“I am running for one simple reason,” she told Charleston Currents. “I’ve come to love South Carolina and recognize, along with a majority in the Palmetto State, that dedicated in leadership is needed in order for us to move forward in the second decade of the 21st century. “


DeMint, who touts himself as the most conservative senator in the country, already faces relative unknown and newcomer Alvin Greene, a Democrat, and Green Party candidate Tom Clements.

South Carolina is the only state in which a non-incumbent write-in candidate ever won election to the U.S. Senate. When U.S. Sen. Burnet Maybank died two months before the 1954 election, former Gov. Strom Thurmond ran a successful write-in campaign. He held the Senate seat until 2003.

“What I’ve learned to love about this state is its capacity to come together on issues important to all of us, to accept ideas from within, to show others that we can act for the good of all of our people,” says Dupree, a Georgia native who moved to Charleston years ago.

“ The write-in campaign of Strom Thurmond proved that. The odds are greater today, and I know that. But it’s a fight that will enable us to show South Carolina’s real stuff to the nation. Let’s get cookin’ so I can bring home the bacon.”

Three agencies get grants to serve seniors

Three local organizations will be among 25 in North and South Carolina to receive grants from BJH Foundation for Senior Services this year.

The grants totaling more than $153,000 will go toward improving the lives of underserved Jewish seniors in North and South Carolina.

  • Brith Sholom Beth Israel Congregation will use its grant for the Serving Jewish Seniors program, a collaborative effort with the College of Charleston to create a database of underserved and isolated Jewish seniors from the Greater Charleston area. Services will include taking Shabbat services to retirement communities and providing transportation to weekly services, which will include meals and various speakers.

  • Charleston Jewish Community Center will use its grant for a comprehensive computer training program teaching seniors computer literacy. It will include learning programs such as Microsoft Word, computer games and puzzles. In addition, they will learn how to download publications and navigate the Internet to stay connected with family and friends.

  • Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim will use the grant to continue and expand the Senior Shabbat Services program, which provides onsite worship services and opportunities at area retirement facilities for Jewish seniors who cannot travel for Temple services. The program will allow them to consistently serve senior Jewish seniors in the Greater Charleston area and contribute to their spiritual and social well being.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra celebrates 75th anniversary

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra has an upcoming concert to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of its founding. The concert, featuring Ludwig van Beethoven's majestic Symphony No. 9 in d minor, "The Choral," will be on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. The city of Charleston is serving as the fiscal agent for the event.


The concert features Charleston Symphony Orchestra musicians in performance with the CSO Chorus, CSO Spiritual Ensemble and the College of Charleston Concert Choir, prepared by Dr. Robert Taylor. Guest conductor is Maestro Stuart Malina, music director of the Harrisburg Pennsylvania Symphony and former associate conductor of the CSO (1993-97).

Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. praised the 75th Anniversary Committee, comprised of community leaders who support the orchestra, and members of the orchestra. "These are vital members of our community … They teach in our schools, mentor our children, enrich our religious services with beautiful music and add so much to our quality of life. I hope that everyone will support this effort and ensure that we will be celebrating many more anniversaries with these musicians in the future."

For more information, visit the 75th Anniversary Concert Committee's Web site.

Charleston Civic Design Center honored by bicycling group

The Charleston Civic Design Center is one of 63 businesses awarded Silver designation as a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists. It's the first Lowcountry business to achieve this recognition.

"The League is especially excited to recognize the Charleston Civic Design Center as a 2010 Fall BFB. As an agency of the City of Charleston, the CCDC is leading the way to encourage biking to work. They are setting a community-wide example," said Andy Clarke, League president.

Businesses that apply for the award are contributing to a more bicycle-friendly lifestyle for their employees. The CCDC serves as an example for best practices and innovations in bicycle friendliness at the workplace by making bicycling an easy option for daily transportation and providing innovative incentives to support employee's more sustainable transportation choices.

"This Bicycle Friendly Business is making a difference for employees, customers, and communities," said Bill Nesper, director of the Bicycle Friendly America Program. "The Charleston Civic Design Center promotes bicycling as a viable form of transportation and gives their employees choices and options that make biking to work easy and fun."

For the CCDC, supporting and promoting bicycling is part of its mission to demonstrate leadership and innovation in urban design. The CCDC upholds its belief that bicycling is the most efficient and lowest impact form of transportation, and continues to support any opportunity to improve bicycle facilities, usability and knowledge.


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.

Charleston Pastor Oliver Hart supported Revolution

Oliver Hart was born in Warminster, Pennsylvania, on July 5, 1723. He was one of the most influential religious, social, and political leaders of the pre-Revolutionary War South. He began his adult life as a carpenter, though he was also licensed to preach by the Philadelphia Association (Baptist) in 1746.

In 1749, Oliver Hart, a young minister from Philadelphia, came to the pulpit of what is now called First Baptist Church of Charleston. He was pastor there for 30 years.

In 1749, after receiving a request from the Charleston Baptist Church for help in locating a pastor, the association encouraged Hart to answer the call and ordained him to the ministry. The Charleston church accepted Hart's unannounced arrival as a sign from God and installed him as minister in 1750, despite his meager education. He would hold that position for thirty years, leading the church in the Regular Baptist tradition.

The church's trust was well placed. After educating himself, Hart became a leader not only to his congregation but to Baptists in the entire region. His Regular Baptist heritage inspired him to recruit worthy young men, including Richard Furman, to enter the ministry and to challenge the Charleston Association and the Charleston Religious Society to raise the funds needed for the education of these ministerial prospects.

Hart also become a champion of liberty, equality, and cooperation among Christians. He encouraged ministers to preach to Native Americans (thereby recognizing their humanity), and he opposed slavery. He wrote in 1754, "Oh that all Bigotry was rooted out of the earth." In 1775 Hart's involvement in the Revolutionary cause, especially in the recruitment of support for the patriots, both in Charleston and in the backcountry, forced him to flee for a time with his family to the Euhaw tribal lands.

By 1777, with the support of Baptist leaders in Virginia, Hart became an activist for religious liberty in South Carolina. In 1780 he was driven once again to the Euhaws by the British advance. From there he went to Hopewell, New Jersey, where he served as pastor until his death. Hart never returned to Charleston, though Richard Furman who succeeded him in the pulpit at Charleston expressed a willingness to step down in deference to his leadership at any time.

Hart died in Hopewell, New Jersey, on Dec. 31, 1795, and was buried in the Southampton Old School Baptist Cemetery in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Helen Lee Turner. 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 great children's books

Some of our favorite childhood memories revolve around hauling huge piles of books home from the library. So we thought we'd ask an expert, Pam Cadden, the children's services coordinator at the Charleston County Public Library, for her five favorite children's picture books.

  • The Copycat, by Ruth Brown. "At one time I owned a dog and a 'copy' cat that looked just like the ones in the book, so every time I read the story, with its realistic and beautiful illustrations, I was filled with love."

  • Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard. "Along with his follow-up, 'Boo Hoo Bird,' Tankard brings to life the 'I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends' theme with hilarious expressions that are laugh out loud fun!"

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr. and Illustrated by Eric Carle. "A true classic that carries a rhythm for the listener long after the reading is over. A great read that can be adapted into a quick 'I Spy' game wherever you are.

  • The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. "The very first book I was drawn to as a children's librarian. This simple, gentle tale and its colorful pictures make for a very satisfying read. On Oct. 7, we'll be reading this Caldecott-prize-winning book across the county to help set a world record for the national Read for the Record campaign."

  • Bark, George, by Jules Feiffer. "Amusing illustrations, an entertaining story and a comical surprise ending make this book a delight for all ages."

QUOTE | permalink
Thought better of it

"I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso."

-- Rita Rudner, comedian (1953 - )


Cowboy Couture Gala: Sept 30, Memminger Auditorium. This gala features bolo ties, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots to benefit the Hemangioma Treatment Foundation. After filling up on grub from Iverson Catering, hit the dance floor to bluegrass favorites by the Carolina Chocolate Drops and funk and soul ensemble The MAXX. A live auction has fantastic items in store. Tickets are $150 and can be ordered by phone (843) 647-8662 or online.

(NEW) French Quarter Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Oct. 1. The French Quarter Gallery Association is holding its October Art Walk. The works of hundreds of artists are housed in galleries between South Market and Tradd streets and Meeting Street and the waterfront. Many of the galleries are hosting special shows and receptions.

(NEW) Play's world premiere: 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee; opening night Oct. 1 with additional performances Oct. 2, 8, 9, 10 (matinee), 14, 15; PURE Theatre at Charleston Ballet Theatre, 477 King St. AWOL: A Soldier's Journey, world premiere of a new play written and directed by Joanna Crowell, is a moving portrait of the real-life experiences of three American soldiers faced with the harsh realities of the Iraq War. Based on a series of interviews, AWOL: A Soldier's Journey is an inspiring, thought-provoking, and at times gut-wrenching piece. Ticket information online.

(NEW) The 5 Browns: 7 p.m., Oct. 2, Gaillard Auditorium. The first family of five siblings ever accepted at Juilliard at the same time! The 5 Browns have taken the classical music world by storm - both on the concert stage and the classical charts. Tickets available online.

(NEW) Slow Food Potluck Picnic: 4-7 p.m., Oct. 3, Fields Farm, 3129 River Road, Johns Island. Join Slow Food Charleston for their annual Fall Potluck Picnic. Festivities include picnic potluck, live music from the Bluestone Ramblers, farm tours and a cooking demo. Guests should bring their own beverages, picnic supplies and a dish to share for the potluck as well as a pie for the American Pie auction. Proceeds from ticket sales and the pie auction will benefit the Slow Food Charleston nutrition projects in local schools. The picnic will take place rain or shine. Tickets available at the door. Information online.


Bubbly & Brew: 6 to 10:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Street, Mount Pleasant. The Second Annual Bubbly & Brew will benefit My Sister's House. Guests will dine on selections from High Thyme, Home Team BBQ, Gullah Cuisine and more as well as sip on champagne, cocktails from Firefly Distillery and beers from local brewers. A silent auction and live music from party band Permanent Vacation are planned. Tickets are $50 in advance and can be purchased online or $60 at the door.

(NEW) Dill Sanctuary Family Picnic: 1 to 4 p.m., Oct. 24, Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Drive, James Island. The Friends and Needed Supporters (FANS) of The Charleston Museum will host their Annual Family Picnic, including a nature walk with naturalist Billy McCord, a butterfly release, live music by the Susie Summers Duo, a Lowcountry dinner, children's games, hayrides, demonstrations by Birds of Prey and the SCDNR Touch Tank. Advance reservations are required; please call (843) 722-2996 ext. 264 or register online. No pets or outside coolers.

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.


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


11/11: Early for Christmas?
On sharpening knives
On voting decisions
Fall color, parties
Squirrel away some pecans
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


11/22: Shared sacrifice
Media responsibility
11/8: No "new era" for SC
11/1: "Invest" isn't dirty word
10/25: Challenges ahead
10/11: Highway problem
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


9/9: Busy with meetings
On biz interruptions
Pecha Kucha 7 coming
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


9/23: Shredding together
Saving money
Energy standards needed
Investing can be tied to ideals
8/5: Trident Tech green grant


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
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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