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Issue 3.59 | Thursday, June 2, 2011 | Ahh, the swelter of summer


OVERTON PARK: Santee Cooper's Overton Park, featuring a 400-foot beachfront swimming area on Lake Moultrie as well as shelters and a playground, has opened for the season and will remain open through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with certified lifeguards on duty. The park will be open on weekends only once Berkeley County schools resume in August. Admission is $2 per person ages 4 and up. A season pass allows unlimited entries for up to 4 people and can be purchased for $40. For more information, call Overton Park at 843-761-8039, the Old Santee Canal Park at 843-899-5200, or visit the Santee Cooper Web site.


TODAY'S FOCUS
:: Survey and war rules

CURRENTS
:: A family's lexicon

THE LIST
:: Five completed projects

BUSINESS INDIGO
:: Digital Corridor news

GOOD NEWS
:: Factor, WTT, Magnolia, more

HISTORY
:: Real name for dugout canoes

ALSO INSIDE

:: CALENDAR: This week ... and next

:: FEEDBACK: Doesn't like to lose?

:: SPOTLIGHT: Charleston Green Commercial
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:: QUOTE: Feeling rusty?


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Red Cross survey finds young Americans don't know war rules
By JUDE LESEMANN
Special to Charleston Currents


Lesemann

JUNE 2, 2011 - A recently released American Red Cross survey reveals that only 1 in 5 American youth is familiar with the Geneva Conventions, while 4 in 5 think that the U.S. should better educate young people before they can vote and enlist in the military. These rules protect civilians in conflict zones, allow safe passage for the sick and wounded and promote humanitarian treatment of prisoners.

April 12, 2011, marked the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, a terrible conflict that divided our nation, pitting brother against brother on the battlefield.

Amidst the carnage, the Civil War produced examples of humanitarianism and concern for the vulnerable. Clara Barton, later the founder of the American Red Cross, brought medical supplies and comfort to the wounded throughout the war and led an effort to search for missing men afterwards.

International Humanitarian Law is a set of rules that seeks to restrict the means and methods of warfare while protecting civilians, prisoners of war and wounded soldiers. As a party to the Geneva Conventions, the United States has an obligation to teach IHL to its armed forces and civilians.

The American Red Cross offers resources to help educators connect American History to humanitarian law and principles. The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective is inspired by the Exploring Humanitarian Law curriculum developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Education Development Center.

To mark this anniversary, the American Red Cross conducted extensive polling to better understand American attitudes and opinions about international humanitarian law. The results showed the following:

  • More than half of adults (55 percent) feel they are familiar with the Geneva Conventions and IHL. For youth 12-17 years old, one in five feel familiar with these rules and laws.

  • Nearly 3/5 youth (59 percent) - compared to 51 percent of adults - believe there are times when it is acceptable to torture the enemy.

  • More than 2/5 youth (41 percent) believe there are times when it is acceptable for the enemy to torture captured American prisoners, while only 30 percent of adults agree.

  • More than half of youth (56 percent) believe that there are times when it is acceptable to kill enemy prisoners in retaliation if the enemy has been killing American prisoners, while only 29 percent of adults agree.

The American Red Cross urges teachers in schools across the country to use the Red Cross curriculum "Exploring Humanitarian Law," which can be incorporated into social studies and history classes. Find more detailed information and download the free toolkit at www.redcross.org/ehl.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

Jude Lesemann is an American Red Cross volunteer.


It's the family lexicon that binds us together
By MARSHA GUERARD, editor

JUNE 2, 2011 - A young boy walked up to watch a group of adults trying to deal with a calamity in his neighborhood. A large truck had tried to drive under the concrete railroad trestle, which refused to give way. The truck was stuck, the bridge damaged and traffic snarled.


Guerard

A traffic engineer sized up the situation and suggested using pneumatic jacks to lift the trestle off the truck and allow it to pass through. The boy sincerely hoped this solution would work, since he'd never seen a pneumatic jack before, but was disappointed to hear that the nearest jacks were a hundred miles away in a bigger town.

Finally, he tugged on the engineer's shirt and asked, "Why don't you let the air out of the tires?"

From the time my husband first told me that story, probably 25 years ago, the term "tire-inflation problem" became a part of our family lexicon. We pull it out when the solution seems obvious to one of us while the other is perplexed.

I'm convinced that every family has its own private lexicon of favorite sayings, gestures and code words. It's what binds us together as a unit, part of the mystery and magnificence of being a family.

I spent Memorial Day at a party with my daughter's in-laws, and in the space of about 10 minutes heard them share at least three from their volume. The most entertaining for the uninitiated was when they both raised their arms and said, "Whee!" in unison.

It is the universal top-of-a-roller-coaster motion I'm describing here, but they were sitting by a swimming pool at the time. Turns out, they drive a cool Miata convertible, and whenever they cross over the big hill on the Ravenel Bridge, they throw up their hands and shout "Whee!" It makes them giggle, so now they do it occasionally when sitting still.

The Guerard Family Lexicon includes:

  • Cajuzzi - When our girls were small, the youngest was always excited when a hotel we visited had a "cajuzzi" by the pool. We now forget what the correct name is for those jetted hot tubs.

  • Sedonia - Same kid, pronouncing the name of a city in Arizona.

  • Bar - Whenever we're driving through the woods, I always say, "I bet we'll see a bar out here," a la Davy Crockett (as in, "I'm gonna shoot me a bar.") Once in North Carolina, we did see a baby bar beside the road, but decided its mama was probably nearby and disapproving of us. My kids now look for bars when they're on trips of their own. Hope springs eternal.

If bars and cajuzzis don't make you smile, perhaps this news tidbit from England will.

Angry villager locks bellringers in church

An elderly man fed up with the sound of church bells took drastic action on Sunday when he locked a team of bellringers inside the church where they were practicing.

The unidentified man climbed the steps to the belfry of Saint John the Evangelist, in Sharow, near Ripon, Yorkshire, and vented his anger on the six musicians, swearing at them and threatening to damage their cars.

He then proceeded to trap the group inside the belfry by wedging a piece of wood in the tower door.

They were freed around half an hour later by church member Sandra Price, who heard them banging as she locked up.

She told the Daily Mail: "I wandered up at 5.10pm and heard this stamping and I thought that was a funny way to ring the bells - it sounded more like Irish dancing!"

The bellringers had come up to Sharow from the south of England for the three-hour practice session.

A complaint has been made against the man but police said they are not investigating the incident.

Mount Pleasant resident Marsha Guerard is editor of Charleston Currents. She can be reached at: editor@charlestoncurrents.com.


Maybe Zais just doesn't like to lose

To Charleston Currents:

[Regarding Andy Brack's May 30 column]: Is it possible that the general withdrew from the Race to the Top because he was afraid of losing the contest, and used ideology as a cover story? Generals don't like to lose.

-- Susan Breslin, Folly Beach, SC

Brack replies: Slightly possible, but not probable. Zais has drunk the Kool-aid.

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Charleston Green Commercial

The public spiritedness of our underwriters allows us to bring Charleston Currents to you at no cost. In this issue, we turn the spotlight on Charleston Green Commercial, a full-service commercial property management company that pays attention to detail, provides exceptional personal service and is committed to adding value to buildings. Offering professional property management, consulting and other services, the company strives to improve clients' bottom lines with superior service, accessibility, reliability and a wealth of knowledge of the Charleston real estate market. By blending use of proven contractors and contacts with environmentally-conscious practices, the company helps clients stay on the leading edge of commercial real estate practices. More.


Digital Corridor to expand Flagship
By PETER LUCASH, contributing editor

JUNE 2, 2011 -- The Charleston Digital Corridor's highly successful co-working/incubation center, Flagship, will be expanded by an additional 13,700 square feet at the official opening ceremony on June 8. The new facility, dubbed Flagship2 (FS2), is almost three times larger than the adjacent Flagship and represents an investment of $500,000 by the city.

"Since the Flagship opened, we have seen a constant flow of demand for workspace, affirming that Charleston's knowledge economy is vibrant, and FS2 will serve an even greater role in fostering its growth," said Ernest Andrade, the head of the Digital Corridor.

The new downtown Charleston facility, located at 78 Alexander St., complements and expands the Flagship's current office space offerings (75-150 square feet) with a variety of office configurations ranging from 300 to 3,000 square feet. Fifteen of the seventeen available offices at FS2 have been leased to companies from the software, engineering, internet technology, sustainability, social media and marketing sectors.

Tech after 5 - June 21
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Southend Brewery. First beer is on the house thanks to host Phil Yanov and their sponsors. Register here and see who's coming.

Friday at Corridor - June 17
Brand Management and Growing your Business: Effective brand identity and cohesive brand management are critical parts of growing any business. Amy Reed, creative director of Helium, Inc. and brand manager of the Charleston Digital Corridor will discuss how to maximize your company's image and brand. Held at the Flagship, presentation starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. for one hour. Contact Amy Lawrence if interested in attending or call 843-579-7508. Attendance is limited and Corridor members get priority seating.

PeopleMatter launches new online training tools
Charleston based PeopleMatter, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the service industry, has launched PeopleMatter LEARN™. This new module provides a suite of social, online training tools employers can use to develop, train and test their employees. With one centralized system to streamline training operations, employers can deploy content instantly and consistently, and progress is easily monitored via an administrator dashboard that can be viewed over the Web.

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.


Factor brings geopolitics to The Citadel

Mallory Factor has been appointed as The Citadel's 2011-2012 John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government.

In addition to teaching courses on geopolitics and the American conservative tradition, Factor will direct a year-long speaker series on America's role in the emerging global order. The lectures, which are sponsored by West Chair Foundation and the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, are free and open to the public.


Factor

Factor is president of Mallory Factor Inc., an independent merchant bank and financial relations consultancy that he founded in 1976. Factor is a columnist for "Forbes" magazine and also writes and speaks frequently on economic and political topics for cable news stations, leading newspapers and other publications. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as vice chairman of the council's Task Force on Terror Financing.

"We are excited to have someone of Mr. Factor's experience and political expertise," said Gardel Feurtado, head of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice. "As a leader in his field and a renowned journalist, Factor will bring a new perspective to The Citadel on America's role in the world and will add to our students' understanding of their world and in their future leadership."

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Factor attended Columbia University's Law and Business schools, and is the co-chairman of The Monday Meeting, an influential meeting of economic conservatives, journalists and corporate leaders in New York City. He has recently formed a similar meeting in Charleston known as The Charleston Meeting.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the cadets and graduate students at The Citadel," said Factor. "I look forward to enhancing the dialogue on campus and in our community on the important global issues, such as American competitiveness, that greatly impact our economy and way of life."

Friday is deadline for summer county's youth work program

Charleston County already has received more than 200 applications for the youth work program that was approved by County Council on May 26. The deadline to apply for one of the 75 jobs available will be 5 p.m. Friday.


As a part of the 2006 Change a Life, Hire a Kid program, Ayoka McPherson, who attends Garrett Academy, worked in the Charleston County Controller's Office. Charleston County Photo.

The goal is for students ages 16 to 21 to obtain summer employment and explore the various career opportunities that exist within county departments, while gaining critical workforce skills.

"The purpose of the program is to ensure that youth are gainfully employed, learning a job, and contributing to our community," said Sonnie Robinson, who is coordinating the program for the county. "The program will provide our youth with a positive work experience today and help to build our economy for tomorrow."?

To obtain an application or for more information, contact Sonnie Robinson by phone at 843-958-4062, by email or download the application online. Applicants also can visit the Charleston County Human Resources Department at the Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building located at 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston.

Applicants must be available to work 20 hours per week, and must be Charleston County residents. County staff will screen all students in advance, providing them with interview training skills, professional behavior training, and an orientation prior to beginning work.

Cooley named house manager at Magnolia Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has announced that Preston Cooley has been named manager of the main house, a nine-room Victorian-style mansion that reflects Charleston society following the Civil War.


Cooley

Cooley joined the Magnolia staff in January 2009 as a museum educator with Magnolia's "Slavery to Freedom Project," which interprets the contributions of African Americans at Magnolia.

A native of the Anderson County community of Williamston, Cooley earned a history degree from the College of Charleston in 2004. After college, he and his wife, Bonnie Cooley, operated Charleston Church Tours in the historic district. Tom Johnson, Magnolia's director of gardens, said, "I've never met a person who loves history as much as Preston. His addition at the house will raise that tour to another level of enjoyment for our visitors."

Filled with the possessions of generations of the Drayton family, the house has evolved from a modest pre-Revolutionary War hunting cottage built on the burned-out first floor and steps of a second house that was destroyed during the Civil War.

As the house manager, Cooley supervises a staff of 13 interpreters who lead 30-minute tours through the house daily. "During the tours, we try to convey to the public the importance of the Draytons in American history, and that the house is indicative of post-Civil War Charleston."

After the war, Charleston changed drastically, Cooley said. Charleston is known for tourism and that industry started at Magnolia when the Rev. John Drayton in 1870 opened the gardens adjacent to the house. The garden tours, Cooley explained, were a way for the family to survive the post-war economy that nearly wiped out the their fortune.

Cooley said he also reminds house interpreters to tell visitors the Draytons did not live alone at Magnolia. At the time of the Civil War, about 47 black people worked in the house and grounds. "I encourage them to talk about the enslaved community," he said. "When we mention the china we should mention the people who served the food on the china."

After the war black gardeners also influenced the design of azaleas beds at Magnolia, which is the first garden in the country to plant azaleas outside.

World TeamTennis Lowcountry launches June 18

The Family Circle Tennis Center announces a World TeamTennis
Lowcountry Launch Party designed to introduce this high-energy co-ed team tennis format to the Charleston area from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 18.

This free event is open to the public and will feature a celebrity coach for each team. World TeamTennis Finals Weekend presented by GEICO is scheduled July 22-24, at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston.

Nine local tennis facilities have drafted their best tennis players to compete in this one-day WTT format tournament. Matches will consist of five sets, including women's singles, men's singles, women's doubles, men's doubles, mixed doubles, and will be played using WTT rules, including no-ad scoring, on-court coaching, substitutions, with lets played.

Several prizes are offered for player and fan participation. Food and beverage specials will be offered throughout the event.

"This event is designed to introduce the fun and entertaining format of World TeamTennis to the fans in Charleston," said WTT co-founder Billie Jean King. "The WTT Pro League season officially kicks off on July 4th, so this is a great opportunity for local pros and spectators to get excited for the season, as well as Finals Weekend in July."


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Periagua: The workhorse of river travel

A periagua was a long narrow canoe made from the hollowed trunk of a tree, sometimes widened by being built of two sections with a flat bottom inserted between. The addition of planks along the sides could deepen the vessel. The name derives from piragua, the Carib word for dugout canoe, which the Spanish adopted.


American Indians making a dugout canoe, 1590

In colonial South Carolina the periagua was the workhorse of river travel. It took settlers to the backcountry and served as their main vehicle of transportation and supply. The commissioners of the Indian trade utilized periaguas to send trade goods such as cloth, blankets, tools, salt, gunpowder, guns, and rum to Indian nations and to bring back deerskins that were exported at great profit. The provincial legislature authorized periaguas as scout boats to patrol the inland passages south of Charleston to protect the colony against hostile Indians and Spanish raiders from St. Augustine.

Because individuals working independently constructed boats using available materials to serve their own needs, the sizes and shapes of boats classified broadly as periaguas differed widely. The builders used local cypress with a basic Indian dugout design enhanced by European boat-building techniques. Four to ten oarsmen supplied the motive power in narrow rivers, but some periaguas carried sails and removable masts for coastal bays or brief forays into open ocean. It is likely that a schooner rig was common, and the terms "schooner" and "periagua" were probably interchangeable because "schooner" describes the rigging and "periagua" refers to the hull. The average periagua had the capacity to carry thirty to fifty barrels of rice.

-- Excerpted from the entry by Suzanne Linder. 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.)


Ducks, err, tomatoes in a row


We liked the way these green plum tomatoes were lined up like soldiers. Across the Lowcountry, gardens are starting to produce herbs, fruits and vegetables for memorable summer meals. Photo by Andy Brack.

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Five completed projects

If you are stalled in traffic because of what seems like interminable construction projects throughout the Lowcountry, we bear good news. Here are five projects recently completed that were funded by the transportation sales tax:

  • Center Street Intersection/Pedestrian Improvement Project on Folly Beach. The improvements were designed to enhance visibility and safety of the crosswalks as well as the streetscape along Center Street. Brick-patterned crosswalks were installed along Center Street at three intersections, a curb ramp was replaced to provide proper access to all pedestrians and to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

  • Memminger Hall Subdivision Drainage Improvement Project in West Ashley. The project provided new a storm drainage system to alleviate flooding that was occurring along Memory Lane. New drainage pipe and inlets were installed and the roadway was resurfaced.

  • Farmfield Avenue Multiuse Path Project in West Ashley. The project provided a new eight-foot, concrete, multiuse path along Farmfield Avenue from Savannah Highway to the West Ashley Greenway. The improvements included the installation of the new path and new storm water drainage pipe with inlets along the roadway.

  • Marlin Road Improvement Project in the city of Charleston on Johns Island. The project included the paving of the existing gravel road between Barracuda Road and the entrance to Trophy Lakes watersports center.

  • Accabee Community Center Parking Lot Paving Project in North Charleston. The project provided a paved parking lot and driveway. Parking stalls were painted and parking bumpers were installed, as well as a drainage pipe and inlet.

To keep up-to-date on road projects, visit the official website at www.ccroadwise.org.


Feeling rusty?

"It is better to wear out than to rust out."

-- Bishop Richard Cumberland



THIS WEEK | permalink

Piccolo Spoleto sampler. Here's a mere sampling of this week's Piccolo Spoleto events. For a calendar of all events, go online.

  • Young Artists Series: Noon, June 2, Simons Center for the Arts, Recital Hall, 54 St. Philip St. Franz Lizst's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Etudes. This series features some of the College of Charleston's most accomplished students alongside alumni and special guests. Tickets: $11.


  • Coats
    Early Bird Blues: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 3, Mad River Bar & Grill, 32 N. Market St., Charleston. Andy Coats is a masterful blues guitarist/singer/songwriter who walks the line between downhome blues and Americana, on his annual visit to Charleston from the Tarheel State.

Floppin' Flounder 5K: 8 a.m., June 4, near Sullivan's Island Fish Fry Shack. The 20th Annual Floppin' Flounder 5K Run/Walk is one of Charleston's favorite races. Hosted by the Charleston Running Club, with help from the Sullivan's Island Fire & Rescue Department. The fee before June 1 is $20 ($15 for Running Club Members) and after June 1 it is $25 for all participants. Registration fee includes a race shirt, food and drinks. Register online.

(NEW) Stargazing on Daniel Island: 9 p.m., June 4, Etiwan Park on Daniel Island. Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for an evening under the stars at Etiwan Park on Daniel Island. The Lowcountry Stargazers will lead a look into the nighttime sky. The event is free, but registration is required. Sign up at http://budurl.com/hfv4. For more information on the Conservancy, visit www.CharlestonParksConservancy.org.

(NEW) Magnolia Garden Walks: 10 a.m., June 4, 11, 18, and 25. Enjoy a morning garden walk at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens with garden director Tom Johnson at 10 a.m. every Saturday in June. After the hour-long walk, Magnolia will treat you to free snow cones and popcorn from the Peacock Café. The walk is free with the $15 garden admission. For more information, call 843-571-1266.
CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

CALENDAR: ONGOING AND SOON

Upstairs at McCrady's: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets, Now through June 10, McCrady's, 2 Unity Alley. Jazz Artists of Charleston announces its 4th Annual JAC Jazz Series, regular sets at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. featuring some of Charleston's premiere jazz musicians, along with regionally, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The series will include two special events, Holy City Homecomin' featuring Art of the Song and The Charleston All-Stars. Detailed ticket and program information are online.

You Are Safe: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday through June 25, Rick Rhodes Photography Gallery and Studio, 1842 Belgrade Ave., Charleston. An interdisciplinary art project presented by Tina Christophillis, visual art; Justin Nathanson, video/photography; and Brit Washburn, poetry. Admission: Free.

ART FOR CHARITY: 5:30-7:30 p.m., June 10, 438 King St. A special reception and gallery event to benefit the American Red Cross. With entertainment provided by D&M Productions, food from Rue de Jean and wine provided by Ice Box. Suggested donation at the door: $10. For more information, go to artforcharitysc.com.

(NEW) Art and Music Festival: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 18, 411 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant. To celebrate the revitalization of an area of Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, three local businesses, Square Onion Too, Earthly Artifacts and Awendaw Green, present the first Coleman Point Village Art and Music Festival with four live bands, unique art and a variety of food and beverages. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit local nonprofits Daisy's Place and Southern Women Animal Task Force.

(NEW) Living Local: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 30, Sweet Olive garden and gift boutique in I'On at 264 N. Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant. With the wide variety of creative local artists and local products in the Lowcountry, Sweet Olive will hold a new free monthly happy hour to celebrate everything local. The first Living Local Happy Hour will have a culinary twist showcasing the creations from local vendors such as Purple Palmetto Dips, Neita's Charleston Vinaigrettes & Marinades, Charleston Mix Bloody Mary Mix and more. Future monthly themes will include locally made home products, artists and authors and horticulture. Wine and beverages will also be provided. Admission: Free.

North Charleston Arts Festival: The city of North Charleston's Arts Festival continues through June 13 with dozens of lectures, concerts, displays and performances. Admission to these events is free. Go online for a complete listing. A few highlights:

  • From Chaos, works by Timothy Pakron, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., through June 13. Mysterious portraits in hand painted silver gelatin prints and oil paintings through loose brushstrokes, splashes, and drips, resulting in portraits that are created "from chaos."
  • Structures, works by Liz Whitney Quisgard, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through June 13. Quisgard presents sculpted columns, towers, obelisks, and wood turnings in brilliant geometric patterns reminiscent of pointillism, ancient Moorish architecture, Islamic decorative art, Navajo textiles, and Byzantine mosaics.
  • Art/Humanity, 5th Annual Quilt & Fiber Art Exhibition, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through June 13. Inspired by a quote from Brock Peters, "In art there is compassion, in compassion there is humanity, with humanity there is generosity and love," African-American art quilters from across the nation will explore and depict themes of Art, Humanity, Compassion, Service, Generosity, and Love in cloth through traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques, including innovative and original wearable art..
  • 2011/12 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., dawn to dusk through March 2012. The sixth annual, National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is installed at the North Charleston Riverfront Park. The 11-month exhibition features large-scale sculpture by 14 established and emerging artists among 10 acres of walking paths. Visit the Cultural Arts section of the city's Web site for maps, images of the installed sculptures, and artists' statements.

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FOCUS ARCHIVES

8/4: Sarnoff: Cancer prevention
8/1:
Savicz: Charleston's choirs
7/28:
Behanian: S'ville Med Center
7/25:
Keelor: Berkeley hospital
7/21:
Williams: Biz training
7/18:
Trotta: Bike ride for kids
7/14:
Read: NOLA art trip
7/11:
Stanko: First Day Festival
7/6:
Brown: Getting outside
6/30:
Jones, Derreberry on cruises
6/27:
MacIntyre: Thomson Park
6/22:
Bender: Use new "r" word
6/16:
Cooney: Preventing burns
6/13:
Vaughn: Crosstown work
6/9:
Waldman: N. Chas health
6/6:
Roberson: Email coupons
6/2:
Lesemann: Red Cross survey

DOUG BOSTICK:
CIVIL WAR HISTORY

7/14: Blockade intensifies
6/9:
Hampton's Legion
5/12: Beauregard prepares city
4/14: First shots fired
3/10: Student vs. instructor
2/10: War prep offsets horseracing

ANDY BRACK

8/1: New Orleans vs. Charleston
7/25:
Time for Ard to go
7/18:
Camp Ho Non Wah
7/11:
Higher ed flexibility
7/6:
A different Eden
6/27:
Numbers tell story
6/22: Kansas state of mind
6/13:
New West bio
6/9: Why I'm running
6/6:
Haley, drama queen

MARSHA GUERARD

8/4: Emily in perspective
7/28:
Yep, there's an app
7/21:
Sunscreen and tennis
7/14:
A good birthday
6/30:
Help name a dog
6/16:
Rain good; more needed
6/2:
Family lexicon
5/26:
Can Boomers earn encore?
5/19: Napa's not intimidating

ANN THRASH:
FOOD & DRINK

7/25: Figs on steroids
7/11:
Lady Baltimore cake
6/27:
Palette & Palate
6/13:
That's the Spirit
5/30:
Hook, Line & Dinner
5/2:
Royal wedding cake
4/18:
Brock on TV
4/4:
G&G food brackets
3/14:
Market counting
2/28:
Wine + Food
2/7:
Frozen Frogmore stew
1/27:
Home cooking
1/20:
SEWE 2011
1/13:
Dry-erase board of shame
1/6:
Restaurant Week

PETER LUCASH:
BUSINESS INDIGO

7/28: Discovery training
7/14: Business training
6/30:
Witty makes Inc. list
6/16:
Boeing opens
6/2:
Digital corridor expanding
5/19:
Manufacturing key?
5/5: PeopleMatter's funding
4/21:
AITP event
4/7: Enviro firm, more
3/24: April tech events
3/10: Networking about blogs
2/24: Internet addresses

2/10: Companies at conferences
1 /27: Levelwing head to speak
1/13: Health care reform


GREG GARVAN:
CHARLESTON GREEN

7/21: Port gets nod
7/6:
Marketplace dissatisfaction
6/9:
New green jobs in Jasper
5/26:
Good for business
5/2:
Boeing and green power
4/14
: Green economy moving
3/17: New offering
3/3: Recycling more
2/17: Veggies profitable
2/3: Companies at conferences
1/20: Green initiative
1/6: Green initiative

LIST ARCHIVES

8/4: Debt ceiling list
8/1:
Family Circle stats
7/28:
Don't be greenwashed
7/25:
Google Analytics
7/21:
Book sale 5
7/18:
Glowing gracefullyl
7/14:
Optimism falls
7/11:
5 in Georgetown
7/6:
Pesky #!*$&! mosquitoes
6/30:
On immigration forms
6/27:
PGA fun facts
6/22:
Helping Special Olympics
6/16:
5 reasons to read more
6/13:
5 summer festivals
6/9:
5 ways to help turtles
6/6:
Nutrition tips
6/2:
Completed projects

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