OCT. 20, 2014 -- Halloween is a beautiful time for children of all ages in the Lowcountry... and it doesn't have to be scary.
Parents with young children can find plenty of "spooky" yet decidedly tame activities for little ones that inspire the feeling of Halloween without tears and anxiety. Here are a few of our favorite picks for celebrating Halloween:
Enjoy the best parts of a traditional Happy Halloween!
the word "liberal," an old GOP label hauled out again at the
end of an election cycle to try to link Democratic gubernatorial challenger
Vincent Sheheen to some mysterious dark force that's apparently more toxic
has been used as a pejorative in the South for a long time," said
College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts. "The simple
definition -- open to change -- means that many of our political leaders
are liberal. But more recently, the term usually characterizes a person
who favors government intervention in the economy, wants the government
to correct social injustice, but also wants the government to stay out
of people's private lives."
words, the term "liberal" might actually mean one thing -- that
a politician wants new policies, whether that's a new health plan or a
new strategy to dramatically cut taxes -- but the GOP has turned the term
on its head to make it seem ominous.
you consider Washington and Jefferson to be dangerous liberals because
they wanted change so big that colonists could form their own country?
(It was called a "revolution," you know.) And Lincoln was the
Republican who led the fight against slavery and had all of that rosy
rhetoric called the Emancipation Proclamation. And Roosevelt, also Republican
-- he wanted to rein in monopolies through government regulation and have
the government preserve millions of acres of land. Hmmm. Doesn't sound
very "conservative," does it?
have a "liberal" test. Who said the following:
answers? You probably guessed that the gun quote was by that liberal President
Reagan outlining why he supported the Brady Bill. The second was by
liberal Gov. Nikki
Haley in her 2014 State of the State address on spending more on education.
The third quote on cutting taxes was by none other than Sheheen in his
2013 book, "The
Right Way." And the final one on cutting taxes from a conservative
bastion, President John
F. Kennedy, in a 1962 address on the economy.
of what you may see on slick TV ads in the days ahead, Sheheen is no flaming
liberal. He is a moderate. And while Haley does resist change more often
than not, she certainly actively uses government to recruit new jobs and
boost the economy.
make your election selections for South Carolina's leaders, don't fall
for ad traps set by cynical political professionals. Do your homework
by reading analytical news stories, visiting Web sites and watching any
debates that are out there so you will make informed choices on the first
Tuesday in November.
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Thousands of tri-county residents will volunteer Nov. 14 in hundreds of projects throughout the Charleston metro area to help organizations do things that they generally can't do for themselves.
This year's event, held for the first time in November, coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Trident United Way, which organizes the huge volunteerism event.
Continuing a trend, Trident United Way is emphasizing strategic volunteerism on Day of Caring, the kind that can lead to real changes in people's lives, particularly in the areas of education, financial stability and health.
"This is more than a single day of community service," said the chair of this year's event, Fleetwood Hassell, president and CEO of The Bank of South Carolina. "Day of Caring is a launching pad for year-round volunteering that makes a measurable difference in people's lives."
After the Day of Caring projects are complete, participants will have an opportunity to "kick back" at Kickin' Chicken locations in Mount Pleasant, West Ashley and Summerville. Volunteers wearing their Day of Caring shirts will receive discounts and special prizes at the kick-back parties.
kicking up fund-raising with high heels, hiking boots
Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America has a new High Heels and
Hiking Boots fund-raiser that it is planning to be an annual event --
a dinner and silent auction to benefit the more than 7,000 young people
who participated in its local programs.
hope it will be a chance for our many supporters, alumni, volunteers and
the community at large to gather and socialize," said Senior District
Executive Matt Miller. "All proceeds from the event will be used
to support local Scout camps and program support services.
Participants are encouraged to wear cocktail attire, although high heels and boots are optional. The event, which includes dinner and cocktails, starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and will be held at Marion's in the French Quarter in downtown Charleston. Tickets are $60 per person; $100 for couples.
Piccolo Spoleto 2015 applications available
Piccolo Spoleto, which is scheduled for May 22 to June 7, recently opened
the application procedure for artists who want to participate.
cultural festival by the City of Charleston, which coincides with Spoleto
Festival USA, annually presents more than 500 performers, writers and
visual arts events to transform "Charleston into an exhilarating
celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina
which require a $20 fee, are due Dec. 1, 2015, for all but the Piccolo
Spoleto Rising Starts, Outdoor Art Exhibition, Juried Art Exhibition and
the Piccolo Fiction Open, all of which will be available in the spring.
Questions? Call 843.724.7305.
Everything Health Guide to Adult ADD/ADHD
There seems to be an "Everything" book on any subject you can imagine, from comedy writing to Peruvian cooking. Written by Carole Jacobs and Isadore Wendel, Ph.D., MSCP, The Everything Health Guide to Adult ADD/ADHD presents a thorough examination of the symptoms of ADD/ADHD and how to choose the right treatment for the disorder.
The authors carefully address the social, relationship, and workplace challenges associated with ADD/ADHD, as well as strategies for managing the related symptoms. An entire chapter is also devoted to the "positives" of the condition, such as harnessing the energy and creativity generated by the disorder to lead a happy and fulfilling life. A detailed list of support organizations is provided, as well.
Adults who suffers from ADD will find this book both comforting and helpful. In addition to the extensive section on what medications are now available, several non-traditional methods of therapy, such as behavioral modification and neurofeedback, are also presented. Whether you have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or know someone who may be experiencing undiagnosed symptoms of ADD/ADHD, this is a great guide to get started on the path to coping with the disorder.
Find this and similar titles from Charleston County Public Library. This item is available as a book, audio book and downloadable eBook. To learn more or to place a hold, visit www.ccpl.org or call 843-805-6930.
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David DuBose Gaillard was born on September 4, 1859, in Fulton, Sumter District. His parents were Samuel Isaac Gaillard and Susan Richardson DuBose. Gaillard lived with his parents, grandparents, and sisters in Clarendon until 1872, when he moved to Winnsboro to attend Mount Zion Collegiate Institute.
Gaillard entered West Point in 1880 and graduated fifth in his class in 1884. He was commissioned second lieutenant of engineers and would eventually attain the rank of colonel. He and Katherine Ross Davis of Columbia were married in Winnsboro on Oc. 6, 1887. The couple later had one son.
Gaillard's work as an engineer took him around the world: he taught engineering in Willets Point, New York; worked on the international boundary between the United States and Mexico; oversaw the water supply in Washington, D.C.; surveyed the Portland Channel in Alaska; and performed general staff duty in Cuba. His most important work, however, came when he was appointed to work on the Panama Canal.
General George Washington Goethals was made chief engineer of the Panama Canal in 1907, and he selected Gaillard to oversee dredging and excavation. The following year Gaillard took charge of the most challenging section: the "Culebra Cut," which crossed the continental divide. Gaillard worked for years fighting the difficult terrain and constant earth slides. He collapsed on July 26, 1913, and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he died on December 5. Culebra Cut was renamed Gaillard Cut in his honor. Gaillard was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
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NEW ON THE CALENDAR
(NEW) Magnolia Mutt Strut: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 25, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston. Families that adopt a dog from the Charleston Animal Society in North Charleston, Pet Helpers in James Island and the shelter in Summerville will get free garden admission. But on Oct. 25, there is a doggie-owner costume contest at noon with a variety of vendors who offer a real, ahem, "howl-o-ween." More.
(NEW) 100 years since World War I: Bryan Ganaway, director of the International Scholars Program at the College of Charleston, will present a talk on the relevance of World War I today since it started in 1914. The 6 p.m. talk on Nov. 3 to the World Affairs Council of Charleston will be at the Holliday Alumni Center at the Citadel across from the school's football stadium. More.
(NEW) Blessing of the vines: Noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 8, Irvin-House Vineyards, 6775 Bears Fluff Road, Wadmalaw Island. The 12th annual blessing festival will offer live music and a variety of food trucks. Cost is $10 per car. More.
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Colour of Music Festival: Through Oct. 26. You can enjoy more than 25 events around Charleston and Mount Pleasant as the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble again hosts events that celebrate black classical composers and classically-trained musicians. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Brewsdays: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 21, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley. Building on the success of Wine Down Wednesdays, Charleston County Parks will offer live music, eats and beer with this new event for the beer crowd. Cost: $6 per person, not including food and drink. More.
Fences: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25, and 30-Nov. 1, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Oct. 26, South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning play by August Wilson will be reprised here with tickets at $20. More.
Family Fright Nights: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 24, 25, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston. The attraction this year will feature haunted train rides, a hay mountain, a mad scientist's lab, contests and more. Tickets are $10 per person with kids under 7 for free. More.
Very Bad Day: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Oct. 25; 3 p.m., Nov. 1, Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street, Charleston. If you'd rather see "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" in person rather than at the movie theater, check out Charleston Stage's limited engagement at the end of the month. Tickets are $22.50. More.
Harvest Festival and Block Party: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 25, Olde Village, North Charleston near Park Circle. Featured will be a kid's zone with ghost stories, art, crafts, games, face-painting and more. There's even a pet costume contest. More.
SWINGELECTRIC: Jazz InFUSED: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Oct. 25, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston. The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will offer these fifth and final regular season shows with tickets up to $45. Tickets are available online at www.charlestonjazz.com.
Annual Family Picnic: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 26, Dill Sanctuary, James Island. The Charleston Museum will hold its annual family picnic with fried chicken, ham and lots of good food, as well as bluegrass music, a nature walk, children's games, hayrides and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children.
Running with the
Hounds: 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26, Middleton Place, Charleston.
The event offers four different 5K races and other activities for kids,
parents and pets. Family-oriented events include horseshoe bingo, kayaking,
fishing, stone skipping, raft building, scavenger hunt and more. Food
trucks will be on hand. More.
Fish or Treat: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28, S.C. Aquarium, Charleston. Kids can trick-or-treat through the aquarium, hunt for divers, boogie at a Monster Mash and dress to impress. Advance reservations required. $10 per member; children 3 and under are free. More.
Wine Down Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 29, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley. You can get another sneak peek at a future county park and enjoy a wine social at the same time. Formerly Ashem Farm, the 67-acre estate has open fiends and lots of live oaks. More.
Harvest Festival on Johns Island: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 1, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Five local bluegrass bands will be performing throughout the day, which will feature a barbecue cook-off, craft market, equestrian demonstration, hay rides and more. Tickets are $8 each; kids under 12 for free. More.
Nov. 1. Charleston County Adopt-A-Highway will hold its next litter
cleanup with an alternative bad weather day the following Saturday. Last
year, more than 2,000 volunteers removed more than 27 tons of trash from
area roads, according to Community
Pride Inc. of Charleston County.
An Evening with
Joseph McGill: 6 p.m., Nov. 1, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens,
Charleston. The organization will present an evening with the historic
preservationist to benefit the Slave Dwelling Project that works to preserve
existing slave dwellings. Tickets, which are $50, include a cabin tour
by McGill and garden tour between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. prior to the reception.
Wine, Women & Shoes: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 2, Daniel Island Club, Daniel Island. This annual fundraiser allows people to shop, sip and savor in an event that benefits the Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina. More.
Bird walks: 8:30 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Saturday. This is the time of year that a great variety of migrating birds fly through the Lowcountry so what better time to take part in one of the regular early morning bird walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel. Pre-registration is suggested. Cost is $5. Walks also are conducted on James Island and Folly Beach.Learn more online.
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