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This close-up of a hand-colored etching by Catesby is part of his two-volume treatise that was on display Friday at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

FOCUS: Gibbes to host works by Catesby from royal collection

Staff reports | The Gibbes Museum of Art will offer a special exhibition of works by 18th century artist and naturalist Mark Catesby titled Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas. The show, which runs from May 12 to Sept. 27, will feature 44 watercolor paintings by the English artist, scientist and explorer from the British Royal Collection thanks to the generosity of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, according to a news release.

by · 03/13/2017 · 3 comments · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:   Campaign underway for nesting birds

GOOD NEWS: Campaign underway for nesting birds

Staff reports | Audubon South Carolina and the Charleston Animal Society have launched the “Let ‘em Rest, Let ‘em Nest” campaign to educate state residents and visitors about the fragility and wonder of coastal birds. The campaign is designed to teach the importance of reducing human disturbance to coastal nesting spots.

MYSTERY:  What kind of bird is this?

MYSTERY: What kind of bird is this?

Since this issue of Charleston Currents seems to be all about birds, we thought it might be fun for the Mystery Photo to be a bird to. What kind of bird is this? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

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, March 6+:  N. Charleston to host 14th St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade

CALENDAR, March 6+: N. Charleston to host 14th St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade

Staff reports | North Charleston will host the Lowcountry’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration from noon to 6 p.m. March 11 in its Olde Village near Park Circle.

The celebration’s Block Party, which will be on East Montague Avenue between Virginia and Jenkins avenues, will feature live music across three stages, street vending and fare from Olde North Charleston restaurants, additional local food vendors, a Kid’s Zone with jump castles, face painting and inflatable obstacle course, charity partner booths, a bungee trampoline, a fire truck, as well as the always favorite mechanical bull. Click to see lots of other community events.

by · 03/06/2017 · 0 comments · calendar
FEEDBACK:  On the right way to do business

FEEDBACK: On the right way to do business

Michael Kaynard, Charleston: I didn’t grow up using tools, power or otherwise, and took up woodworking as my retirement hobby. As I got braver, I bought bigger and more dangerous pieces of equipment. One day as I was scanning Craigslist for tools, I saw a Ridgid 4510 heavy duty portable table saw. I bought it. I knew nothing about it and after using it found out I had a lot to learn. They are dangerous and sometimes boards can kick back at you. There is an anti-kickback pawl that the previous owner had removed. Duh.. How would I know?

by · 03/06/2017 · 0 comments · Feedback
HISTORY:  Prehistoric South Carolina

HISTORY: Prehistoric South Carolina

S.C. Encyclopedia | Sometime during the last Ice Age human groups made their way to what became South Carolina. Current debate about the continent of origin of these immigrants suggests Asia, Africa, and Europe. Recent evidence, although scant, has suggested the possibility of humans in South Carolina as early as 18,000 years ago, but a time frame beginning by about 13,000 years ago is widely accepted by archaeologists.

GOOD NEWS:   Three meetings set this month to discuss new preliminary flood maps

GOOD NEWS: Three meetings set this month to discuss new preliminary flood maps

Staff reports | Charleston County residents will have the opportunity to view new preliminary flood maps and ask questions about potential impacts to their property in meetings this month in North Charleston, Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

If new flood maps show your property to be higher than current maps, your flood insurance rates could go down.

MYSTERY:  Mother lode of bunnies

MYSTERY: Mother lode of bunnies

With Easter just around the corner, these 14 bunnies obviously are getting ready for the holiday, but where are they convening? Reader Deborah Getter of John’s Island sent in this photo stumper. About the only hint we’ll give you is they’re not convened near the Lowcountry. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

SPOTLIGHT: SCIWAY

SPOTLIGHT: SCIWAY

Pronounced “sky-way,” SCIWAY is South Carolina’s Information Superhighway — the largest and most comprehensive directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.