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FOCUS: 200+ attend Lowcountry conservation session

FOCUS: 200+ attend Lowcountry conservation session

By Elizabeth Brown | Lowcountry Land Trust engaged the business community Wednesday to explore the business of conservation at its inaugural Flourish event.

More than 200 conservationists, leading companies, creatives, entrepreneurs, citizens and corporations converged to converse, collaborate and create new ways to protect and preserve the lands, waterways and the way of life that make the Lowcountry one of the world’s most beloved places. The overlaying theme of the day was it is time to craft the next chapter of our community’s conservation story — together.

by · 11/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus
VOTE:  Head to polls Tuesday | #JohnNotLeon

VOTE: Head to polls Tuesday | #JohnNotLeon

Porter Gaud graduate Chris Cooper’s Washington company Convergence Targeted Communications designed this clever oversized postcard that landed in Charleston mailboxes in the waning days of the testy runoff mayoral campaign between John Tecklenburg and Leon Stavrinakis. It’s one of the cleverest political mailers we’ve seen in years because of how it mixes humor and history to remind voters to get to the polls Tuesday to vote for Tecklenburg, the candidate we endorsed.

by · 11/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · News briefs
GOOD NEWS: Charleston gets a new cathedral

GOOD NEWS: Charleston gets a new cathedral

Grace Episcopal Church on Wentworth Street is now the official cathedral for Episcopalians who are part of the Episcopal Church USA.

by · 11/16/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS: How bike lanes could come to J.I. Connector

GOOD NEWS: How bike lanes could come to J.I. Connector

A draft study for the City of Charleston outlines how the James Island Connector could be modified to include bike lanes to allow bicyclists to cross the Ashley River safely. Over the last few years, there has been much controversy about turning a lane of U.S. Highway 17 over the Ashley into a bike lane. The new study suggests an alternative, which would cost about $3.6 million to implement.

by · 11/09/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Celebrating our 8th birthday!

Celebrating our 8th birthday!

Today’s issue marks a big milestone — the start of our eighth year of publication. [Flashback to our first issue? Click here.]

We continue to be happy to serve as a great conduit for Charleston-area residents to get good news about the Lowcountry. (We still believe there’s way more good news out there that goes unreported by traditional media, which gives us a leg up on the competition!)

During the past seven years, some features have dropped away, such as a weekly list of cool stuff offered by readers, friends or from sources we’ve found while perusing media. But in place of the list, we now offer a weekly Mystery Photo, which readers seem to enjoy thoroughly.

by · 11/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS: Get ready for 60 young adult writers descend Nov. 13-14

GOOD NEWS: Get ready for 60 young adult writers descend Nov. 13-14

Upper King Street will be alive and crawling with young readers as more than 60 of the world’s biggest young adult authors swoop into town Nov. 13-14 for the fifth annual YALLFest, the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival.

The festival includes a dozen #1 bestselling New York Times writers and 29 bestselling writers who will participate in 22 panels, presentations and talks and make 15 visits to Lowcountry schools. Click here for festival info.

by · 11/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS: 26th annual Holiday Festival of Lights is less than 3 weeks away

FOCUS: 26th annual Holiday Festival of Lights is less than 3 weeks away

By Sarah Reynolds, CCPRC | The beloved Holiday Festival of Lights is returning for its 26th year with even more to experience! Featuring an estimated 2 million shimmering lights, Charleston’s most popular holiday event is open nightly at James Island County Park Nov. 13, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016.

More than 4 million people have toured the Holiday Festival of Lights, which is hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission at James Island County Park. The event has received many awards and mentions in publications throughout the country, and the three-mile driving tour delivers more every year.

by · 10/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Debris lines Screven Street in Kingstree, S.C.  Photo by Linda W. Brown.

NEWS BRIEFS: Flood recovery to take months

In news briefs: Flood recovery to take months; Remembering Ken Burger; Remember to vote; Parris Island celebrates; Wheel of Time Companion to debut here.

by · 10/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · News briefs
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FOCUS: Citizenship in the brave new – digital – world

By Pamela Lackey | Regardless of where we consider “home,” we are all citizens of a digital world. Advances in communication and computer technology have revolutionized nearly every aspect of life, from how we work and play to how we stay in touch with others.

Some people seem to be completely at home in an online, interconnected community. For example, Beloit University’s “The Mindset List” notes that members of the Class of 2015 have never known a world without the Internet.

by · 10/19/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS: Art auction, Festival of Lights, SEWE poster

GOOD NEWS: Art auction, Festival of Lights, SEWE poster

Artists for Emanuel is a collective November art auction of 90 Charleston artists to raise funds for the families of the victims of the June murders at Emanuel AME Church.

The auction, called “Straight From the Heart,” currently offers several artworks for viewing online here. Not only can you bid on the items, but there also is a “buy it now” option that starts Nov. 4 for those interested in getting a particular piece before the public bidding.

by · 10/19/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news