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Issue 3.08 | Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 | Smile, you'll feel better


FRAMED:
A beautiful fall day made it the perfect time to visit Hampton Plantation, near the northern tip of Charleston County. The historic Georgian home was built between 1730 and 1750, and is maintained as a state park. According to the state park Web site, "Visitors can explore the mansion, wander the plantation grounds or just look out upon Wambaw Creek at the remains of rice fields that once stretched as far as the eye could see. George Washington had such a view when he stood on the Hampton family's portico in 1791." Its last occupant, Archibald Rutledge, a former South Carolina poet laureate, died in 1973. Photo by Cynthia Bledsoe.


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Blackbaud harvests an idea

CURRENTS

:: Keeping our linguistic heritage

THE LIST
:: Five facts about dehydration

GOOD NEWS
:: From Extreme Makeover to NOMO

FEEDBACK
:: Letter on term "broadus"

ALSO INSIDE

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

___:: REVIEW: Send us your reviews

___:: HISTORY: On Andie MacDowell

___:: QUOTE: From a caustic wit

___:: SPOTLIGHT: Meet an underwriter


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TODAY'S FOCUS | permalink
Blackbaud harvests an idea

By LELAND BOISSEAU
Customer Operations, Blackbaud
Special to Charleston Currents

NOV. 29, 2010 - As I picked up a copy of my book club's recommended "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver, my eyes grazed the cover displaying a quote from Rick Bass: "This book will change your life … perhaps never before has [food] been written about so passionately."


Boisseau

Food is a passion of mine, but somehow I fail to even keep the plants alive that are marked with a one-year minimum life guarantee. I shrugged my shoulders and decided maybe I would learn a thing or two. Little did I know this book would be a catalyst, inspiring a passion which would yield a corporate community garden located behind the Blackbaud headquarters building on Daniel Island.

I waited until the week before my book club was scheduled to meet to start reading (one behavior I still have a goal to change - procrastination!). Fervently scribbling facts as I read, I found myself unable to put the book down. It was a rare occurrence, as I frequently deem cleaning or organizing a higher priority than sitting with a book in hand.

I was fascinated by this family who devoted an entire year of their lives to deliberately eating food that was locally raised or grown themselves. Upon finishing the book I felt a call to action, but needed to determine which idea to go with: an educational children's garden, personal garden, or a community garden. As an unseasoned gardener, a personal garden would have been the fitting challenge for me; however my predominant "dreamer" personality kicked into high gear. So, I entered "start a community garden" into Blackbaud's Idea Bank. One of Blackbaud's corporate values is "service to others makes the world a better place." I was excited when the idea was approved.

My focus was to produce a garden that would serve as a means to give back to employees, our local community and the environment. At our first meeting, I relished the support and enthusiasm of my fellow co-workers. I presented the concept of an au natural garden, aligned with green practices to conserve natural resources, that would donate the fresh food grown to our local neighbors in need through the nonprofit Fields to Families. The reaction was unanimously positive and we soon began forming committees, setting target dates and holding fundraising initiatives to kick-start this grassroots community garden. Fast forward six months and the garden, since named "Sprouts," boasts nine raised beds fully stocked, lasagna style, with layers of peat moss, compost, manure, grass clippings and tea leaves. In the early fall we planted heirloom vegetable seeds and received the generous donation of a beehive from a fellow employee to help pollinate our crop (and of course, to produce honey). We are composting with local restaurants on Daniel Island, where they save their food scraps for us to turn into compost for the beds.

Our first harvest was a reality check: six baby sized carrots, four turnips and three green beans. We did, however, extract eight quarts of honey from our beehive. We have made great strides, yet Sprouts is very much a work in progress.

This garden is a great resource for local nonprofits, and I've also come to realize it has become an outlet for employees as a place to relieve stress by tending to our crops. With this simple concept of a community garden, we have involved local businesses and employees in giving back.

Leland Boisseau works in Customer Operations at Blackbaud. Read online to learn more about how Blackbaud gives back.

CURRENTS| permalink
Getting back to our linguistic roots
By ANDY BRACK, publisher

NOV. 29, 2010 -- A few months back, we started running a new section -- "Lagniappe" - whenever there was an extra photograph we thought readers would enjoy. As explained when this periodic end-of-the-newsletter section started, a "lagniappe" a word used in Louisiana to describe a bonus -- a small gift given with a purchase like a "baker's dozen" of a product.


Brack

But in a letter below, West Ashley resident Mimi Dias rightly reminds us that there's a Gullah word -- "broadus" -- that captures the same sentiment. According to an online dictionary, "broadus" means "something given as a bonus" or, not surprisingly, a "lagniappe."

More research shows "broadus" is an English translation that may stem from the Gullah "brawtus," as related in a glossary of words taken from "The Black Border," a 1922 book published by Ambrose Gonzales who was a founder and publisher of The State newspaper. Gonzales, a Gullah speaker born on a Colleton County plantation just before the Civil War, is remembered as a savvy businessman who kept the newspaper alive despite big odds. As related in a biographical essay describing why he was inducted into the S.C. Business Hall of Fame in 1986, "he made a unique and lasting contribution with his famous sketches employing the Gullah dialect." Gonzales died in 1926.

We like how "brawtus" seems to more closely reflect the notion of someone who "brought us" something extra, but will stick with convention and now rename the special section at the end of the newsletter, "Broadus." Thanks, Mimi.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE: With the holidays before us, be on the lookout for good customer service by local businesses. When you experience it, drop us a line.

We've been thinking about this based on two experiences -- one good, one bad -- over the last week.

Here in Charleston, known for being the most polite city in the country, the kind folks at Gerald's Tires and Brakes lived up to their advertising ("It's always a great day at Gerald's") in how they dealt with a deflated tire. Turns out a screw punctured the tire, causing a slow leak. The company's solution: Patch the tire and charge the customer nothing, just like it had done hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times before. Talk about a way to build customer loyalty. Gerald's did it gently and with a friendly manner. They turned an annoying situation into a good experience.

Contrast that friendly service with a hotelier in Asheville. Instead of working with a customer who wanted a receipt and some information, a surly manager confronted the guest with a bad attitude and said the information already had been processed and would be on a credit card statement. Recommendation: Don't stay at the GuestHouse International Inn near Biltmore Estates.

Good customer service, especially in a recession, needs to be on the top of the list for any business person. As retailers keep their fingers crossed that the holiday season will be good for business, they might want to remind their staffs to be extra nice to customers looking to buy holiday gifts.

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PATRIOTS: The most recent Statehouse Report commentary about South Carolina government and policy focuses on the notion that there need to be more "authentic patriots" who give selflessly to our communities. Check it out by clicking here.

Andy Brack is publisher of Charleston Currents and Statehouse Report. He can be reached at: brack@statehousereport.com.

FEEDBACK
Let's not give up our own words

To the editor:

I enjoy the item -- generally a pleasant picture -- that is frequently at the end of Charleston Currents. I only wish that instead of titling it "Lagniappe," which comes to us from New Orleans, you'd use the old Lowcountry term "Broadus," a Gullah word of much the same meaning: the extra ear of corn from the vegetable man, the thirteenth doughnut or cookie from the bakery, a couple of hot peppers to complement the sack of collards, the little gift for no special reason.

Our accents and our language are being homogenized; let's not give up South Carolina's own words too easily.

-- Mimi Dias, Charleston, S.C.

  • 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!

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GOOD NEWS | permalink
Chamber is drop-off site for Cookie Drive for Soldiers

In an effort to give those away from their families a taste of home for the holidays, Joint Base Charleston is holding a drive to send cookies to deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as military personnel stationed on base here in Charleston.

For the second year, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce will be the community drop-off site for the cookie drive.

Cookies can be dropped off in the Chamber lobby at 4500 Leeds Ave., Suite 100, North Charleston from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from today through Monday, Dec. 6. Cookies can be homemade or store-bought. No special packaging is required, a zip lock bag is fine.
For more information contact Graham Drayton.

Carolina Lanterns takes starring role in "Extreme Makeover"

Carolina Lanterns/Lowcountry Lighting Center in Mount Pleasant recently took part in the "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" television show.

Jan Clouse, president of Carolina Lanterns, said a representative of the show asked if she would donate the exterior lighting for the family of Carmen and Jim Simpson of Savannah. The show's designers selected custom fixtures for the home.

"We had less than a week to make and send the lanterns to a staging location in Savannah," Clouse said. On Nov. 12, nationally recognized chef Paula Dean and Ty Pennington from the show woke the family.

Jenni Crider and Jan Clouse of Carolina Lanterns were invited to the reveal. "We participated in the 'move the bus' … on Thursday, the 18th, the family returned to find a beautiful restored home. It was a great event with tears of joy." The show will air in February 2011.

This wasn't Clouse's first experience with "Home Makeover." Two years ago, Carolina Lanterns participated to help a family in the Myrtle Beach area.

Read more about this on the store's Web site. Click on the "Extreme Makeover" logo, and you will be taken to story about the Savannah project.

Cocktail event aims to raise awareness about skin cancer

Cocktails anyone? Firefly Vodka is teaming up with The Spa at Charleston Place to raise awareness about melanoma and skin cancer on Dec. 2 from 5:30-8 p.m. at "Cocktails for a Cause."

The soiree cocktail party, to be held at The Spa at Charleston Place, is part of the "I Will Reflect" Melanoma Awareness and Prevention Initiative to help educate Charleston residents about the dangers of melanoma and tips for prevention.

The event will include the unveiling of a signature Spa at Charleston Place Firefly Cocktail, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and items, signature nail polish and more. The Spa at Charleston Place and Firefly Vodka have set a fundraising goal of $5,000 for the event. If the goal is reached, Firefly co-founder Scott Newitt and his wife will donate an additional $2,500 to the cause.

Cost of admission is $25 per person and a limited number of tickets are available. All proceeds from the ticket sales and auction will benefit the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation's Department of Dermatology. To purchase tickets call The Spa at Charleston Place at 843-937-8522 or email spa@charlestonplace.com.

Cone 10 Studios gives 'winter wonderland' to NOMO

Cone 10 Studios will open its doors to welcome all to its new home in the heart of NOMO -- North Morrison Drive -- on Dec. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Guests at the Winter Wonderland event can make their own holiday gifts at the ornament creation station -- an ideal way give something unique and personal to a teacher, close friend or family member. The handcrafted porcelain stars and snowflakes for personalized decorating by people of all ages will be ready in time for gift giving.

Works for the home, including sculpture and functional pottery created by the studio's 15 member potters, will be displayed and available for sale at the Winter Wonderland. Cone 10 Studios is a working studio-gallery of award-winning local potters and sculptors.

The studio owners are enthused about their new, larger space as well as ample free parking. The studio is located at 1080-B Morrison Drive, on the east side of the street about a half-mile north of the Ravenel Bridge. They moved from their former Meeting Street location this summer, and this is the premiere opening for the new location.

The Winter Wonderland event will feature live music and refreshments from Happy Camper Snoballs, served from a vintage camper.

"Just as a house never feels like a home until company comes," one of the Cone 10 owners, Susan Gregory, explained, "Cone 10 is eager to show off the new space, introduce a growing part of town and to gain some good mojo for the New Year."

Section of Courtenay Drive converted to one-way street

A section of Courtenay Drive has been permanently converted to a two-lane, one-way street from Spring Street (U.S. 17 south) to Cannon Street (U.S. 17 north) as part of the Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax's Bee Street and Courtenay Drive Improvement Project.

No left turns are permitted onto Courtenay Drive from Cannon Street and no northbound through traffic is permitted on Courtenay Drive crossing Cannon Street to access Spring Street.

The public can get up-to-date project information on the Bee Street and Courtenay Drive Improvement Project, including construction status and traffic alerts, online.

REVIEW
Eaten any place good lately?

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
Andie MacDowell became independent in Gaffney

Actress and model "Andie" MacDowell was born in Gaffney on April 21, 1958, the youngest of four daughters born to Marion and Paula MacDowell. Her parents divorced when she was six.


MacDowell

As a child, MacDowell longed to be an actress but spent much of her teen years taking care of her mother, who suffered from alcoholism. MacDowell has reflected about her difficult childhood in Gaffney: "Becoming independent is what made it possible to leave a small town and go to the big city in the first place."

MacDowell attended Winthrop College for two years before boldly walking into New York's Elite Model Management with only minimal modeling experience. She became a successful model in Paris and New York. While continuing to represent L'Oreal cosmetics, MacDowell pursued her dream of becoming an actress.

Unfortunately, in her first film role as Lady Jane in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), the director dubbed her distinctive southern voice with the voice of actress Glenn Close. Overcoming the humiliating setback, MacDowell would go on to receive a Los Angeles Film Critics Award, a Golden Globe nomination and other honors for portraying a repressed southern housewife in sex, lies and videotape (1989). She received a second Golden Globe nomination for playing a shy horticulturist in the romantic comedy Green Card (1990) and continued to gain recognition in popular films including St. Elmo's Fire (1985), Groundhog Day (1993), and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), for which she received her third Golden Globe nomination.

Preferring a quiet life and her role as a mother to the glamour and pace of Hollywood, MacDowell lived on a Montana ranch and later moved to Asheville, North Carolina. She married the model and musician Paul Qualley in 1986 and had three children before divorcing in 1999. In 2001 MacDowell married the businessman Rhett D. Hartzog, a former schoolmate from Gaffney.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Susan Giaimo Hiott. 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 | permalink
Five facts about dehydration


Yoo

Flu season is upon us, so we thought we'd ask a local expert about one of the flu's major dangers -- dehydration. Dehydration occurs when a person loses more water/fluids than they take in. Dr. Benjamin Yoo of Healthfirst Rapid Care in North Charleston, created BANa, a rehydration drink with a high concentration of sodium that serves as an alternative to a visit to the ER for dehydration. Here are the five things you might not know about dehydration:

  • Infants and children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, (endurance) athletes and people who live in high altitudes are more susceptible to dehydration.

  • The first signs of dehydration include: headache, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, weakness and dizziness.

  • The electrolyte sodium is lost when a person is dehydrated. Rehydrating with a drink that contains a high concentration of sodium is an ideal at-home treatment because it helps the body retain fluids.

  • One of the main reasons for a hangover is dehydration.

  • There are limitless ways to avoid dehydration. The best methods include: drinking plenty of fluids (especially in hot weather; even if you're not thirsty; before, during and after strenuous activity such as exercise or sports); wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat; avoiding alcohol and caffeine; and drinking a rehydration beverage with high levels of sodium.

QUOTE
Caustic wit

"I'm going to memorize your name and throw my head away."

-- Oscar Levant (1906-1972), composer, concert pianist, film actor and radio and TV personality

CALENDAR: THIS WEEK | permalink

Open Studio Workshop: 10 a.m., Nov. 30, 1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston. Adults are invited to participate in the November workshop, which will feature a holiday-themed project taught by Karol Skelly. Participants will leave with a finished holiday craft that could be a gift. Materials are provided. Fee: $5. Registration ends two days prior to class. Call 843-740-5854.

Cookbook signing: 7-9 p.m., Dec. 1, Barnes and Noble, Towne Centre, Mount Pleasant; 5-7 p.m., Dec. 2, Waldenbooks, Charleston Place. Patricia Moore-Pastides, author of "Greek Revival: Cooking for Life," will be signing her cookbooks. "Greek Revival" showcases 87 healthy recipes designed for the needs and appetites of everyday cooks, each leavened with delectable anecdotes about Greek culture and peppered with revealing scientific insights.

Metanoia's Christmas Jubilee: 6 p.m. Dec. 2, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston. Tickets are $30 per person; $15 for children; $240 for a table. Advance purchase is required by Nov. 19. For information on the Jubilee or to purchase tickets, call 843-529-3014.

That Holiday Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 3, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 4, at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. Books, CDs, DVDs, and rare collectibles will be on sale. Books have been picked for quality with gift-giving in mind, and prices start at just $1.The Charleston Friends of the Library, a non-profit volunteer organization, raises money through book sales to help fund Library services, equipment, training, materials and public programming. Admission is free.

(NEW) 24th Annual Charleston Tree Lighting Ceremony: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Dec. 4. Join the cast of holiday characters, including Santa Claus himself, in lighting the magnificent 60-foot Holiday Tree of Lights, the official City of Charleston Christmas tree in Marion Square.

(NEW) 30th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats: Dec. 4. Parade begins along Mount Pleasant waterfront at 5 p.m.; viewing from the peninsula begins at 6:30 p.m. Get on board with a Lowcountry holiday tradition as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds through the Charleston Harbor. View the procession along Charleston's waterfront or decorate your own boat and join the parade.

PURE Theatre: In the Name of Liberty: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan's Island. The Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust in cooperation with PURE Theatre brings to life the turbulent times of 1860, when Abraham Lincoln was elected president with less than 40 percent of the popular vote and South Carolina soon after voted to leave the Union. Actors and musicians, along with audience participation, will illuminate the struggles, the hardships and the galvanizing principles of this tumultuous time. Tickets are $25 general admission or $55 VIP including a cocktail party sponsored by Home Team BBQ at Mugdock Castle (a few steps from the Fort) following the show. For tickets, see www.puretheatre.org or on sight the night of the show.

(NEW) 30th Annual Charleston Christmas Parade: 2 to 5 p.m., Dec. 5, downtown Charleston. Bands, floats, marchers and performers parade through downtown Charleston. The parade begins at the intersection of Calhoun and Meeting Streets, proceeds down King Street to Broad Street to Lockwood Boulevard.

(NEW) Chanukah in the Square: 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 5, Marion Square.
A festive party for everyone, featuring music, dancing, lighting of the nine-foot Menorah by Charleston's Holocaust survivors, crafts and many treats, including latkes and other traditional Chanukah foods.

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

(NEW) Holiday Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 4 to Dec. 19, Marion Square.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find everything you need to deck the halls for the holidays and fill the pantry with baked goodies, all from local farmers and artisans, including natural wreaths, fresh greenery, special breads, cookies and fresh vegetables, as well as the best assortment of art, crafts and holiday gift items.

(NEW) Holiday Entertainment and Visits with Santa: Dec. 5 to Dec. 19, Marion Square. Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday, Dec. 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Children's choirs, bands and other entertainment. Bring your Christmas wish lists to the North Pole mailbox and bring your camera for pictures with Santa in the decorated park. (Drop-off location for Debi's Kids and the Salvation Army Angel Tree.)

Festival of Wreaths: 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 9, Palmetto Café, The Shops at Charleston Place. An auction of wreaths created by local interior designers to benefit the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital. The wreaths will hang in The Shops at Charleston Place beginning on Nov. 26 and will be auctioned at the Dec. 9 event. Tickets in advance are $15 and are available at the Orient Express Boutique at Charleston Place. Tickets at the event will be $20.

Polar Express 4D: Through Dec. 31, South Carolina Aquarium. The South Carolina Aquarium invites children and parents alike to be transported into the magical world of "The Polar Express," being shown through the end of the year in the 4-D Immersion Theater next to the Aquarium. The 4-D Theater combines 3-D imagery, interactive seating and waves of special effects such as gusts of wind, smells of hot chocolate, flurries of snow and movement under your feet, all synchronized to your favorite family holiday film. For information on the several show times per day and tickets, go online.

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FOCUS ARCHIVES

12/30: Kiser: Yoga champ
12/27:
Guerard: Hunger, homeless
12/20:
Emerson: Ordinance
12/16:
Meals on Wheels
12/13:
Joye: Court system vital
12/9:
Barnette: The Nutcracker
12/6:
Kaynard: Recycling ideas
12/2:
Swayne: Health reform
11/29:
Boisseau: Idea harvested
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

12/30: Spiked Ambrosia
12/16:
Retooling sports gear
12/9:
Looking for perspective
12/2:
Experience a gift
11/18:
Ticket for downtown
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

12/27: Planning Kansas trip
12/20:
Remembering Owen
12/13: Inspiring entrepreneurs
12/6:
Be careful what you ask for
11/29:
Our linguistic heritage
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

MARSHA GUERARD ARCHIVES

11/11: Guerard: Veterans Day
10/21: Charleston: good performer
8/19: How many med schools for SC?

PETER LUCASH: BUSINESS INDIGO

11/11: 787 problems for awhile?
10/28:
Eggers joins Blackbaud
10/14:
Restorative Physiology, ArborGen
9/30:
Finance, accounting class
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

11/18: Geothermal home
11/4:
Dry cleaners' set-aside
10/21:
Googling on superhighway
9/23:
Shredding together
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

12/30: Top lists from 2010
12/27:
5 tech trends for 2011
12/20:
5 holiday party tips
12/16: Holiday recycling
12/13: 5 offbeat SC places
12/9: 5 financial sites
12/6: 12 uses of WD-40
12/2: 5 for Web traffic
11/29: 5 on dehydration
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

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