Articles by: Charleston Currents

REVIEW: Death by Darjeeling

REVIEW: Death by Darjeeling

Death by Darjeeling is a cozy mystery set in the historic district of Charleston, S.C. More specifically, the plot unfolds in a tea shop on Church Street called Indigo Tea Shop. This little gem of a shop is owned by Theodosia Browning and00icon_recommended is run by three unique characters: Theodosia (owner), Drayton Conneley (assistant/professional tea blender/master tea taster—and personally my favorite character in the book), and Haley Parker (shop clerk/baker/student).

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CALENDAR: July 6+: Fundraisers, readings, plays, more

CALENDAR: July 6+: Fundraisers, readings, plays, more

Readings from Patti Callahan Henry and Aziz Ansari; Redux fundraiser, Mastermind Exchange, more.

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FOCUS: Two groups seek to increase youth mentoring

FOCUS: Two groups seek to increase youth mentoring

By Nicole LaChance | Two Charleston-area organizations are expanding their existing partnership in hopes of increasing the long-term success of local youth and boosting the region’s economic future.

Be a Mentor, an in-school mentoring program that works to ensure that every child in the Lowcountry has a caring adult in their lives, and Charleston Young Professionals (CYP), Charleston’s premier organization for young professionals, aim to involve 10 percent of CYP members in mentoring by the end of the year.

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July 6, full issue: On mentoring, fear, Medicare

July 6, full issue: On mentoring, fear, Medicare

IN THIS ISSUE
PHOTO: America’s flag
FOCUS: Increasing youth mentoring
BRACK: Fear must not win in S.C.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Kaynard Photography
SENIORS: What Medicaid covers and what it doesn’t
PALMETTO POEM: “Officials Are Optimistic,” by Gilbert Allen
GOOD NEWS: A Community United event, more
FEEDBACK: Send us your letters
CALENDAR: Redux event, Ansari reading, more
REVIEW: Death by Darjeeling, by Laura Childs
MYSTERY: Kind of creepy looking
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gov. Cole Blease

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SENIORS: What does Medicare pay for?

SENIORS: What does Medicare pay for?

By Mary Ross McQuage | At least once a week as I am providing guidance and referrals to families making plans for their elderly loved ones, I have to break the news that Medicare is not going to pay for their long-term care needs, either in a nursing home or at home. Many people assume that Medicare is going to cover all of their needs as they age. The typical response to finding out this is not true is, “Well, what exactly DOES Medicare pay for?”

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Full issue, 6/29: Healing power of art; flag momentum; more

Full issue, 6/29: Healing power of art; flag momentum; more

In the full June 29, 2015, issue:
PHOTO: McLeod Oak
FOCUS: Art helps the community heal
DONATE: How to give to promote healing
BRACK: Confluence of factors led to momentum on flag
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs
GOOD NEWS: Planning underway for Lowcountry Blue Trail
FEEDBACK: Furl the flag
CALENDAR: Park meeting, flag film, July 4 fun
REVIEW: The Painter
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gov. David Beasley

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CALENDAR:  June 29+:  Park meeting, flag film, July 4 fun

CALENDAR: June 29+: Park meeting, flag film, July 4 fun

June 29, 2015+: July 4 fun, park meeting, flag film, more

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REVIEW:  The Painter

REVIEW: The Painter

A novel by Peter Heller | Heller’s first book, The Dog Stars was a bestselling debut novel, and when he set out to write The Painter he was hoping to avoid the sophomore jinx. He has managed this, and then some. The Painter begins with a bang, literally.

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HISTORY:  Gov. David Beasley

HISTORY: Gov. David Beasley

S.C. Encyclopedia | David Muldrow Beasley was born in Lamar on February 26, 1957, the son of Richard and Jacqueline Beasley. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1975 and attended Clemson University from 1976 to 1978. He transferred to the University of South Carolina in 1979 after being elected to the S.C. House of Representatives at the age of twenty-two. He received his undergraduate degree in 1979 and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1983. He married Mary Wood Payne on June 18, 1988. They have three children.

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LETTER: Time to furl the flag

LETTER: Time to furl the flag

Excellent piece (above) on the confluence of events that helped South Carolinians — and hopefully a lot more people who treated old South enthusiasts like their dotty Uncle Fred but let them get away with their delusions by ignoring them — to begin folding the flag.

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