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FOCUS:  Food bank to celebrate millionth meal; Challenge almost met

FOCUS:  Food bank to celebrate millionth meal; Challenge almost met

Staff reports  |  The Lowcountry Food Bank will create its one millionth meal June 20 in The Zucker Family Production Kitchen.

And if that’s not enough – the Zucker Family has offered a matching gift challenge leading up to the millionth meal to encourage the nonprofit to raise $50,000 before the June 20 celebration.  The donations will be used to continue the work done in the production kitchen.

by · 06/19/2017 · 0 comments · Focus, Good news
Congestion at Main Road and U.S. Highway 17

GOOD NEWS:  Tired of traffic congestion? Here’s a way to help

Staff reports  |  The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is seeking public input in three meetings to help it develop the region’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). 

FOCUS:  Emanuel AME Church to honor 2nd anniversary of tragedy

FOCUS:  Emanuel AME Church to honor 2nd anniversary of tragedy

Staff reports  |  The second anniversary of the June 17, 2015, tragedy in which nine members of Emanuel AME Church were slain will be commemorated with a series of commemorative events this month.

Perhaps the most visible will be Friday’s dialogue on race called The Charleston Forum.  The event, which requires tickets, will feature a discussion on a wide range of issues impacting Charleston, the state and the nation.  A description from the website:“The Charleston Forum’s dialogue is a step forward together, with no pre-set agenda but with a common purpose. Our discussions will address economics and education, policing and criminal justice, the future of the past, and the Charleston experience….

by · 06/12/2017 · 0 comments · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

GOOD NEWS:  Design presented tonight for new St. Paul’s library

Staff reports  |  The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting 7 p.m. June 12 to show updated designs for the new St. Paul’s Branch library.  The meeting will be in the cafeteria of the E.B. Ellington Elementary School, 55444 Old Jacksonboro Road, Ravenel.

Also in Good News: Salute from the Shore flyover; Leadership Charleston, Library internship program; Blood drive via Magnolia Plantation; Gibbes is Blue Star museum.

FOCUS: Adopt a duck for Rotary’s 11th annual Duck Race on Saturday

FOCUS: Adopt a duck for Rotary’s 11th annual Duck Race on Saturday

Staff reports | Ready for 30,000 rubber ducks to be dropped off a local bridge and float toward victory on the Wando River? The first seven to cross the finish line at the pier at Children’s Park on Daniel Island will win prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Yep, it’s just about time for the annual Rotary Club Charity Duck Race, which will be held at noon Saturday, June 10.
Festivities start at the park at 10 a.m. with children’s games and activities, including jump castles and face painting. The drop will occur at noon; winners will be announced around 1 p.m. Food and beverages will be available.

by · 06/04/2017 · 0 comments · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

GOOD NEWS: Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

Staff reports | Charleston International Airport had 7 percent more people heading to one of 18 non-stop destinations in the first four months of the year, compared to last year in what is a traditionally slower traveling season. In the same period, 5.6 percent more people flew into the airport.

Also in Good News: Charleston County Public Library’s new reusable bags; Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell’s accolade; and Sea Island cotton again being grown here at McLeod Plantation.

FOCUS:   Dee Norton center launches $5 million campaign to help area children

FOCUS: Dee Norton center launches $5 million campaign to help area children

By Beverly Hutchison, special to Charleston Currents | Nearly 6,000 children in Charleston and Berkeley counties are abused each year, a number that is expected to double over the next 20 years as our population grows.

For the last 26 years, the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center has been the region’s leading resource to help prevent child abuse, protect abused children and help heal children and their families. However, the Center is at capacity and cannot meet the need without expanding. This month, the center launched Above and Beyond: The Campaign to Help Children Soar, a $5 million campaign that will enable the center to open a second full-service center in Mount Pleasant and renovate the center’s existing location on King Street.

by · 05/29/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Summer reading programs start Thursday at local libraries

GOOD NEWS: Summer reading programs start Thursday at local libraries

Staff reports | Charleston County Public Library this week will kick off its 2017 Summer Reading Programs, which run from June 1 through July 31 and feature hundreds of free events and fun prizes for participants of all ages.

Pre-registration is already underway, and the library offers programs designed for the following age groups:

by · 05/29/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS:   It’s festival season again

FOCUS: It’s festival season again

Staff reports | The Charleston festival season opens for 17 days Friday as Spoleto Festival USA offers more than 160 ticketed events in 12 venues throughout Charleston while the city’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival for 2017 has more than 500 events through June 11.

Perhaps the easiest way to get the full flavor of all of the offerings is to scroll through each festival’s websites, but we offer some highlights and links below.

by · 05/22/2017 · 3 comments · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Author of Potlikker Papers to be in Charleston June 2

GOOD NEWS: Author of Potlikker Papers to be in Charleston June 2

Staff reports | Longtime Charleston Currents friend John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will be in the Holy City 5 p.m. June 2 for a discussion of his new book, Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. Also inside: Commission on Women meetings; Trident Tech honorees.

by · 05/22/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs