Articles by: Charleston Currents

MYSTERY: Model train display to open, but where?

MYSTERY: Model train display to open, but where?

This holiday model train display features miniature European alpine homes, tiny churches, realistic stables and more. But where is it? (It opens Nov. 25 and, ahem, runs through Jan. 2; more next week; photo provided by Anna Greeley.) Send your best guess — and the town you live in — to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

by · 11/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
CALENDAR, Nov. 9+:  From food to festivals to books

CALENDAR, Nov. 9+: From food to festivals to books

Food Film Fest Charleston: Nov. 12-13, Cedar Room, 701 East Bay Street, Charleston. While the world premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown — Charleston” on Nov. 11 is sold out, there are two other events still open — a “Cheers to Local Beers” on the 12th and the “Food Porn Party: Charleston” on the 13th. Could be fun. Check it out here.

by · 11/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
LETTER: Animals are loving, loyal, resilient, forgiving

LETTER: Animals are loving, loyal, resilient, forgiving

Just wanted to send a quick note to say how much I enjoyed reading your article and please accept my condolences for your loss of your family pet and friend.

by · 11/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
11/9:  The sellers’ market, #JohnNotLeon, more

11/9: The sellers’ market, #JohnNotLeon, more

Click to read our new, full issue. Inside:
PHOTO: Guard dog
FOCUS, Doug Holmes: Real estate prices rising in sellers’ market
BRACK: #JohnNotLeon
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Kaynard Photography
PALMETTO POEM, Samuel Henry Dickson: “Written at the North”
GOOD NEWS: From a bikeway study to a new community garden
FEEDBACK: Remembering loved pets
CALENDAR, Nov. 9+: Food to festivals to books
REVIEW: Deep South, by Paul Theroux
MYSTERY: Substantial building, but where?
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Allendale, S.C.

by · 11/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
GOOD NEWS: How bike lanes could come to J.I. Connector

GOOD NEWS: How bike lanes could come to J.I. Connector

A draft study for the City of Charleston outlines how the James Island Connector could be modified to include bike lanes to allow bicyclists to cross the Ashley River safely. Over the last few years, there has been much controversy about turning a lane of U.S. Highway 17 over the Ashley into a bike lane. The new study suggests an alternative, which would cost about $3.6 million to implement.

by · 11/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
MYSTERY: Substantial building, but where?

MYSTERY: Substantial building, but where?

Our friend Deborah Getter of Johns Island sent along this photo of a beautiful building with bright red brick. But where is it? (Hint: It could be in another Carolina.) Send your guess to editor@charlestoncurrents.com– and be sure to but your name and town in which you live.

by · 11/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
11/2: New issue marks 8th year!

11/2: New issue marks 8th year!

In the Nov. 2, 2015 issue:
PHOTO: Fall color
FOCUS: Charleston Currents, version 8.01
BRACK: If you want a friend, get a dog
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Titan Termite & Pest Control
GOOD NEWS: YALLFest coming soon with 60 young adult authors
FEEDBACK: Send us your letters
CALENDAR, Nov. 2+: Festivals, tours, roasts galore
REVIEW: Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening
MYSTERY: Somewhere on the peninsula
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Boykin Spaniel, state dog

by · 11/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue
CALENDAR, Nov. 2+: Festivals, tours, roasts

CALENDAR, Nov. 2+: Festivals, tours, roasts

Oyster roast, Harvest Festival, Blessing of the Vines

by · 11/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
REVIEW:  Evolutionary Enlightenment

REVIEW: Evolutionary Enlightenment

Nonfiction by Andrew Cohen: Up until recently, the sages of the past had a set formula and definition for enlightenment. Though the paths to enlightenment are varied and individualistic, the final goal is to transcend the ego and achieve unshakable peace. In Evolutionary Enlightenment Andrew Cohen proposes a new goal, a new awakened consciousness, expanding on the teachings of ancient sages.

by · 11/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
Celebrating our 8th birthday!

Celebrating our 8th birthday!

Today’s issue marks a big milestone — the start of our eighth year of publication. [Flashback to our first issue? Click here.]

We continue to be happy to serve as a great conduit for Charleston-area residents to get good news about the Lowcountry. (We still believe there’s way more good news out there that goes unreported by traditional media, which gives us a leg up on the competition!)

During the past seven years, some features have dropped away, such as a weekly list of cool stuff offered by readers, friends or from sources we’ve found while perusing media. But in place of the list, we now offer a weekly Mystery Photo, which readers seem to enjoy thoroughly.

by · 11/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news