Articles by: Charleston Currents

GOOD NEWS: Giving Day set for May 5

GOOD NEWS: Giving Day set for May 5

Dozens of charities around town are looking forward to Lowcountry Giving Day on May 5, a day in which nonprofits in local communities join to try to raise as much money as possible in 24 hours as part of a national challenge across the country.

Last year, 7,166 people gave more than $4 million to 93 participating nonprofits in a 24-hour period, according to the Coastal Community Foundation, which coordinates and host the event. This year, more than 180 nonprofit organizations are participating.

by · 04/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
CALENDAR:  April 28+ — Swedish ship, street party, more

CALENDAR: April 28+ — Swedish ship, street party, more

For the next week, some cool things: A Swedish tall ship in town; a great Gibbes street party, more.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Bountiful colors

PHOTO ESSAY: Bountiful colors

You might not believe the bountiful color found in gardens open at the Giverny, France, home where Impressionist Claude Monet painted many of his most famous paintings.

This tulip, flanked by tiny violet forget-me-nots, is just one of hundreds of flowering species at the gardens, about 50 kilometers northwest of Paris. Click on this link to see other photos taken April 21 in Monet’s gardens. Photos by Andy Brack.

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Barrack, a junior at left, and Caroway, a freshman, attend the College of Charleston

FOCUS: CofC student painters look to summer

Student Painters gives college students the tools and training to successfully run a painting business during the spring and summer. Students get this position through a series of interviews with the hopes of becoming a branch manager, each of whom are responsible for the marketing, sales, hiring and production of their own business.

The company offers a variety of services, focusing mainly on exterior painting, pressure washing and deck staining.

Although this experience looks good on a resume and can be financially rewarding, those are not the only two reasons that we decided to embark on this once in a lifetime journey.

by · 04/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS: Book project, hospital get big grants

GOOD NEWS: Book project, hospital get big grants

Two local groups announced a total of $215,000 in grant funding to help promote reading and better health care.

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MYSTERY:  Close-up

MYSTERY: Close-up

There have been a couple of comments in the last couple of weeks that the mystery photos have been a bit easy. So this week, where’s this?

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CALENDAR:  April 13+ — Earth Day, Spring Jam, paddling

CALENDAR: April 13+ — Earth Day, Spring Jam, paddling

In the week ahead: Earth Day celebrations locally; Spring Jam; East Coast Paddlesports; more.

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7.24: Student painters, North Charleston, more

7.24: Student painters, North Charleston, more

The dazzling spring weather is making everything greener around Charleston. The peacefulness of this oak tree in Magnolia Cemetery snapped Sunday by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard is a calming reminder for the day of rest. More: KaynardPhotography.com IN THIS EDITION | APRIL 13, 2015 | Number 7.24 FOCUS: CofC student painters look to summer BRACK: What was done right and […]

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GOOD NEWS:  Get ready for some baseball!

GOOD NEWS: Get ready for some baseball!

The Charleston RiverDogs open the 2015 season this week. More good news on a big check for The Citadel, a neat Kickstarter campaign, North Charleston Business Expo, Dottie Frank to speak, and a grant for the aquarium.

by · 04/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
CALENDAR,  April 6+: Concert, Pet Fest, more

CALENDAR, April 6+: Concert, Pet Fest, more

On tap this week: CofC spring concert, Pet Fest, more

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