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FOCUS: Push-up challenge seeks $100K for education

FOCUS: Push-up challenge seeks $100K for education

By Loren Ziff | I am co-chair and co-founder of Push-Up & Up, a Charleston-based non-profit that raises money and awareness for dropout prevention. I am 54 years old, in OK but not great shape, and I can do 450 push-ups in 30 minutes – and so can you!

This is not an infomercial, but an opportunity to look in the mirror and face a challenge. It’s an opportunity to break down the artificial barriers that all of us put up.

Let’s be honest. Not too many of us wake up thinking about how many push-ups we are going to do today. However, with the Push-Up & Up training program, we have hundreds of participants in schools and businesses doing just this. We use the common, ordinary push-up as a metaphor for success through goal setting, time management and team-building.

by · 04/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
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
FOCUS: Three-day conference offers chance for collaboration

FOCUS: Three-day conference offers chance for collaboration

By Todd Chas | Two local grassroots organizations, Building from the Block Up and CharlestonGOOD, are teaming up to host a free three-day series of workshops based on the understanding that collaboration is the key to increasing our positive impact on our community.

As event organizers point out, “There is no shortage of wonderful people, organizations and businesses working to make the Lowcountry a better place to live. As volunteers, consultants and entrepreneurs ourselves, we are inspired daily by the ‘good’ that surrounds us. But let’s face it, we all know there are obstacles to our best efforts and intentions: lack of knowledge, lack of resources, lack of ideas, lack of time, lack of connections, and lack of coordination in our efforts.”

by · 03/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS: Google CS program from S.C. marks milestone

GOOD NEWS: Google CS program from S.C. marks milestone

Good news on Google CS reaching a milestone, Charles Fox winning award, new Citadel official, Eat Local Month, Le Creuset’s purple pots, photo contest

by · 03/30/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS:  Program offers “engaging” summer camps

FOCUS: Program offers “engaging” summer camps

By Robin Berlinsky | Eight years ago, the Charleston County School District saw a need for arts-integration support in its schools so it reached out to a non-profit in Dallas, Texas, called Big Thought. The district gathered community leaders, educators and government agencies together to work with Big Thought to create a similar program here in Charleston.

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS: Dress up, but don’t wear spaghetti

GOOD NEWS: Dress up, but don’t wear spaghetti

News briefs about a spaghetti Western fundraiser, oil drilling resolutions, film winners, tax help and a big check.

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS: Author explains detoxing your body

FOCUS: Author explains detoxing your body

By Jessi Andricks | Detoxes are everywhere and quickly becoming the most popular diet trend around. A detox can be a fantastic way to remove toxins from the body, reset your digestive system and replenish your body. They can leave you feeling better than you thought possible and completely renewed. They can also leave you feeling deprived, depleted, and more tired and sluggish than ever.

by · 03/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Calling all poets

Calling all poets

You’ve got two weeks left to submit a Romantic-style poem to win prizes totaling more than $2,000 in a contest by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens to capture the attraction as an idyllic “garden of romance.”

by · 03/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
The Sergeant Jasper building, Charleston, S.C.

FOCUS: Don’t allow a monstrosity on Broad Street

By Margot Rose and Jay Williams Jr. | If you like “The Boulevard,” the apartment-office complex on Coleman Blvd, you’re probably a fan of the proposed new Sergeant Jasper complex on Broad Street!

It may not look the same, but that same developer’s plans for a new Broad Street apartment-retail complex are generating the same anxiety here that “The Boulevard” did in Mount Pleasant.

by · 03/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Views
100 dozen students had quest for fun Saturday

100 dozen students had quest for fun Saturday

Congratulations go out to the 1,200 students from 42 tri-county schools that participated in the 29th annual Quest Academic Competition held Saturday at Trident Technical College in North Charleton.

by · 03/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs