Articles by: Charleston Currents

SENIORS: Alzheimer’s group to provide day of education on Sept. 11

SENIORS: Alzheimer’s group to provide day of education on Sept. 11

By Mary Ross McQuage, contributing editor | The South Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on September 11 will host the 14th Annual Educational Workshop entitled “Putting the Pieces Together.” The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with lunch provided, at College Center, Trident Technical College Main Campus, at 7000 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston, SC.

by · 09/07/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Seniors, Views
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FOCUS: In race to be a voice for the voiceless

By Toby Smith, candidate for Charleston mayor | I’m 315 pages into Isabel Wilkerson’s masterpiece, The Warmth of Other Suns. This saga of the Great Migration should be required reading across the board. I see my great grandparents, grandparents and parents, and better understand the economic challenges that continue to be vexing, why the pursuit of education is so very critical for minority populations, and the suffocating impact of bias, discrimination and racism. Frankly, I see myself, my life and the challenges I’ve overcome.

by · 09/07/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Library meetings, Artisans Series, Riley fellows

GOOD NEWS: Library meetings, Artisans Series, Riley fellows

The Charleston County Public Library wants you to share your thoughts on what new and renovated libraries, approved overwhelmingly in November in a bond referendum, should be.

by · 09/07/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
MYSTERY:  Old bricks, old gate

MYSTERY: Old bricks, old gate

You might have been here at one point in your life, but can you remember where it is based on this photo? Send your guess — and your hometown — to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

by · 09/07/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
Who’s running to be Charleston’s mayor?

Who’s running to be Charleston’s mayor?

Several Charleston leaders have announced that they’re running for mayor in 2015 to replace long-timer Mayor Joe Riley. In coming weeks, you can look under the “2015” tab of Charleston Currents to find op-eds by mayoral candidates outlining why they want to be mayor.

by · 09/03/2015 · Comments are Disabled · 2015 Mayor
Aug. 31+:  Music, dancing, fair fun ahead

Aug. 31+: Music, dancing, fair fun ahead

Aug. 31, 2015 and beyond: Lowcountry Jazz Festival, Shaggin’ on the Cooper, Lee Robinson reading, Chase After a Cure, more

by · 08/31/2015 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
LETTERS:  On race, ostracism

LETTERS: On race, ostracism

When reading Kendra Hamilton’s column, I was reminded of a conversation I had a few years ago with an African-American co-worker. I’ve forgotten what it was we were discussing specifically, but whatever the conflict was, we were able to discuss it honestly and resolve it successfully.

by · 08/31/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
REVIEW: Hausfrau: a novel

REVIEW: Hausfrau: a novel

On Hausfrau: You would think that Anna, a 37-year-old American, would be a happy and content person. She’s married to a handsome Swiss banker, has a nice home, three beautiful children, and lives in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, Anna is miserable. She’s never learned Schwiizerdutsch, which is the language spoken in the Zurich region. It’s similar to German, but enough differences make it difficult to understand. She really hasn’t learned German either, even though she’s lived there for nine years.

by · 08/31/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
GOOD NEWS: Avery Center to present camp meeting exhibition

GOOD NEWS: Avery Center to present camp meeting exhibition

A new exhibition of black and white photography of the history and traditions of camp meetings will open with a 7 p.m. reception on Sept. 3 at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Center.

by · 08/31/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
MYSTERY:  Rabbits or snails?

MYSTERY: Rabbits or snails?

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard jokes that the frills at the top of this Charleston building look like rabbits or snails. Seriously, where was this picture taken? (And for extra points, what are the frills?) Send your answer to editor@charlestoncurrents.com. Make sure to include your name and contact information, including hometown.

by · 08/31/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos