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CALENDAR, Dec. 11:+: Holiday events fill December calendar

CALENDAR, Dec. 11:+: Holiday events fill December calendar

A Charleston Celtic Christmas: 7 p.m., Dec. 11, Circular Congregational Church, Meeting Street, Charleston.  Na Fidléirí and the Taylor Festival Choir will perform a program that continues to present a mixture of traditional holiday carols, instrumental jigs with a Celtic flavor and spiritual choral and instrumental segments. 

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings:  Shows are through Dec. 17, Cabaret Theatre, Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston.  Midtown Productions will offer the local premier of this musical comedy of doo=wop songs of the 50s and 60s.

A Christmas Carol.: Runs through Dec. 20, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston.    The holiday classic returns again as Charleston Stage’s musical adaption features Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

Holiday Festival of Lights: Runs through Dec. 31, James Island County Park.  There’s fun every night through the end of the month for anyone who wants to see more than 2 million holiday lights in this annual spectacular event. 

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Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg (center) unveils the memorial outside the Dart Library with two students.  (CCPLphotos)

FOCUS: Dart Library celebrates 90th anniversary with new plaque

Staff reports  |  More than 60 people gathered Saturday to unveil a new historical marker to commemorate the formation of the Dart Hall Library 90 years ago in the northern part of Charleston.  Today, the library is located on upper King Street in a building constructed in the late 1960s.

Onlookers clapped as Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and two students unveiled the marker, which was sponsored by the Charleston County Public Library.  The anniversary event also featured special presentations including unveiling of a portrait of the first librarian, a poetry reading by artist Fouche Sheppard and an excerpt of a documentary showcasing the evolution of Dart Hall Library and the Dart Library of today.

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Student Abigail Henry, third from left, smiles after winning the CDCA student app contest.  Pictured with her, from left, are her dad Brian Henry, grandmother Sandy Bruorton and mother Amy Henry.  Photo provided.

GOOD NEWS: Lowcountry students win mobile app competition

Staff reports  |  The Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA), a non-profit advocacy group for the defense industry in the Southeast, on Friday announced student winners of the 7th Annual Student Mobile App Competition’

The organization annually holds a mobile app contest for students from middle school through graduate school to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.  The contest allows students to develop creative unique applications that ae able to run on either iOS phone or Android platforms to solve a challenge.  They are judged by sponsors and attendees at the event.  Winners share STEM-related contest awards of $10,000 in prizes, scholarships and future jobs.

Also in Good News: Bridge Run’s sponsor; New online job board; Resurfacing rescheduled; and New language for Calhoun monument.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where did this portrait go?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where did this portrait go?

If you’ve been around South Carolina politics for a little while, you probably know the identity of the man painted in this portrait.  That’s not the information we’re seeking with this mystery.  Rather, we want to know where the portrait is located.  For bonus points, where was it, say, three years ago and why did it move?  Send your best guess to: feedback@statehousereport.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

HISTORY:  South Caroliniana Library

HISTORY:  South Caroliniana Library

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  The South Caroliniana Library building was completed in 1840 as the central library building for South Carolina College (later the University of South Carolina). It was the first freestanding college library building in the United States, predating those of Harvard (1841), Yale (1846), and Princeton (1873).

The structure contains design elements from several architects, most notably the South Carolina native and federal architect Robert Mills. A typical Mills architectural feature is the curved stairway leading to the second-floor reading room, which was closely modeled after the original Library of Congress.

FEEDBACK:   Leave historical monuments alone

FEEDBACK:   Leave historical monuments alone

Bill Segars, Hartsville: “Leave our historical statues alone.  The people depicted in the statues, right or wrong, good or bad have formed us into who we are today​. “

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SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs

SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs

This issue’s featured underwriter is the Charleston RiverDogs. The Lowcountry’s leader in sports entertainment, Charleston RiverDogs baseball is an attractive, affordable medium for your group or business.

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CALENDAR, Dec 4:+:  From holiday shows to holiday light — and more

CALENDAR, Dec 4:+:  From holiday shows to holiday light — and more

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings:  Shows are through Dec. 17, Cabaret Theatre, Duvall Center, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston.  Midtown Productions will offer the local premier of this musical comedy of doo=wop songs of the 50s and 60s featuring veterans Ryan Ahlert and Brandon Joyner.  For tickets, times and more, go to: Midtown Productions.

A Christmas Carol.: Runs through Dec. 20, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston.    The holiday classic returns again as Charleston Stage’s musical adaption features Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, will put you in the Christmas spirit with four spectacular new musical production numbers. For tickets and more information, go to CharlestonStage.com.

Holiday Festival of Lights: Runs through Dec. 31, James Island County Park.  There’s fun every night through the end of the month for anyone who wants to see more than 2 million holiday lights in this annual spectacular event.

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Sunset at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium in Charleston.

FOCUS: Magazine names RiverDogs as top Class A baseball operation

Staff reports  |  After a record-setting season at the turnstiles and a promotional calendar that continued to turn heads, the Charleston RiverDogs have been honored as the Class-A recipient of the Bob Freitas Award, which recognizes the top overall operation at each level of the minor leagues by Baseball America magazine.

“The Freitas Award is one of the most sought-after honors in all of minor league baseball (MiLB), recognizing an organization’s overall accomplishments and commitment to their community,” said. said Jeff Goldklang, president of the Goldklang Group which owns the team.  “Ownership takes tremendous pride in the first-rate operation that Dave [Echols] and his staff have built, establishing the RiverDogs as cutting-edge leaders in one of the country’s greatest markets.  We’re honored and humbled to receive this recognition from Baseball America.” 

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Charleston City council member Mike Seekings speaks at the shelter unveiling.  Photo provided.

GOOD NEWS:  New bus shelter unveiled at airport

Staff reports  |  Charleston International Airport has installed a state-of-the-art bus shelter to accommodate an increasing number of passengers and airport workers riding Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) vehicles to and from the airport.

“With passenger numbers booming at Charleston International Airport, we couldn’t be happier that the Aviation Authority has stepped up to partner in such a big way,” said CARTA board chairman Mike Seekings, who also is a Charleston city council member. “As more visitors than ever come to the Charleston area, we have to mitigate traffic impacts throughout the region, and a $3.50 direct connection from the airport to downtown is one way to do just that.”