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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Italianate palace outside of the Carolinas

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Italianate palace outside of the Carolinas

Photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., (the state might be a clue) sent in this photo of an Italianate mansion for readers to identify.  Give it your best shot.  (We had never heard of the place.)  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

SPOTLIGHT: Morris Financial Concepts, Inc.

SPOTLIGHT: Morris Financial Concepts, Inc.

Morris Financial Concepts, Inc., is a nationally recognized, fee-only financial consulting firm that helps you identify and align your resources, values and goals to achieve an enriched life.

FOCUS: Adopt a duck for Rotary’s 11th annual Duck Race on Saturday

FOCUS: Adopt a duck for Rotary’s 11th annual Duck Race on Saturday

Staff reports | Ready for 30,000 rubber ducks to be dropped off a local bridge and float toward victory on the Wando River? The first seven to cross the finish line at the pier at Children’s Park on Daniel Island will win prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Yep, it’s just about time for the annual Rotary Club Charity Duck Race, which will be held at noon Saturday, June 10.
Festivities start at the park at 10 a.m. with children’s games and activities, including jump castles and face painting. The drop will occur at noon; winners will be announced around 1 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.

by · 06/04/2017 · 0 comments · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

GOOD NEWS: Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

Staff reports | Charleston International Airport had 7 percent more people heading to one of 18 non-stop destinations in the first four months of the year, compared to last year in what is a traditionally slower traveling season. In the same period, 5.6 percent more people flew into the airport.

Also in Good News: Charleston County Public Library’s new reusable bags; Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell’s accolade; and Sea Island cotton again being grown here at McLeod Plantation.

Water balloon hits target!

PHOTO ESSAY: End of the school year

Across the Lowcountry, the end of the school year last week brought laughter, tears, smiles and field days galore. If you weren’t lucky enough to enjoy what kids did throughout the area, perhaps these photos from Charles Towne Montessori by Susan Burkhardt and Jody Huddleston will bring a little smile to you as you remember school days gone by.

MYSTERY:  Two boats

MYSTERY: Two boats

For some, this week’s Mystery Photo might be just too hard. For that, we apologize. Others, however, might have driven by it. Hmmm … Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

FEEDBACK:   Do we think Columbia can do better than D.C.?

FEEDBACK: Do we think Columbia can do better than D.C.?

Dave Brown, Charleston: “Do we really think that Columbia can do it better than D.C.?”

by · 06/04/2017 · 0 comments · Feedback
HISTORY:  Unitarians in South Carolina

HISTORY: Unitarians in South Carolina

S.C. Encyclopedia | Unitarians in South Carolina boast a legacy of professional distinction and influence disproportionate to their size and numbers. Throughout the nineteenth century, Unitarians filled the top ranks of the growing urban professional classes and forged a respectable place for rational Christianity alongside an increasing evangelical culture.

SPOTLIGHT: Charleston Green Commercial

SPOTLIGHT: Charleston Green Commercial

Charleston Green Commercial is a full-service commercial property management company that pays attention to detail, provides exceptional personal service and is committed to adding value to buildings.

CALENDAR, May 30+:  Festivals, concert and talk of potlikker

CALENDAR, May 30+: Festivals, concert and talk of potlikker

Spoleto Festival and Piccolo Spoleto: There are scads of events through June 11. Check out top events in our Focus piece from May 22.

Reggae Nights concert series. James Island County Park. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances starting at 8:30 p.m. for this county concert series that starts June 2 with Da’ Gulla Rootz, followed by De Lions of Jay, June 23; Jah Works, July 21; and Mystic Vibrations, Aug. 4.

Potlikker Papers be discussed. Longtime Charleston Currents friend John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be in the Holy City 5 p.m. June 2 for a discussion of his new book, Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. He and Garden & Gun editor David DiBenedetto will discuss the book and how it came to be at a space-limited discussion at the magazine’s offices at the Cigar Factory on East Bay Street.

by · 05/29/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar