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MYSTERY:  Iconic silos

MYSTERY: Iconic silos

Longtime reader Cynthia Bledsoe of Charleston sent along these iconic silos as a Mystery Photo.  So where are there and why are they iconic?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live. Three eagle eyes guessed correctly that last week’s Mystery Photo was of a wall at […]

by · 04/24/2017 · 0 comments · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO:  Topping it off

PHOTO: Topping it off

The Hat Ladies of Charleston held its16th annual Easter Promenade on April 15 in Washington Park in downtown Charleston to showcase a bunch of fun, new hats. Pictured from left are Bubber Robertson, Susie Robertson, Archie Burkel and John Burkel. The group does an annual walk from the park next to City Hall along Broad Street to East Bay Street and back again to display great hats.

by · 04/24/2017 · 0 comments · Photos
SCPP:  Shem Creek, by Pamela Talbird

FOCUS: S.C. Picture Project seeks sponsor to document culture, state

By Robin Welch, special to Charleston Currents | In just a few short weeks, SCIWAY will turn 21, which means we are now old enough to buy a good stiff drink!

As it turns out, we may need one. Over the past two decades, we’ve grown from a simple online portal with links to 23 other South Carolina websites – all that existed at the time – into a wide-ranging collection of original maps, detailed essays, and useful guides to state and local resources, including such things as S.C. events, S.C. elections, S.C. pronunciations, and – especially important this time of year – S.C. taxes.

MYSTERY:  Tree and wall

MYSTERY: Tree and wall

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard is on vacation outside of South Carolina and sent this photo. Look familiar? But where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO:  Honoring a South Carolina statesman

PHOTO: Honoring a South Carolina statesman

After all of the pomp and circumstance of a Monday dedication of a statue of retired U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, the sculptor and his parents grabbed a quick snapshot for the photo album. Pictured from left are Charlottesville, Va., sculptor Rick Weaver with his mother Deme and father Dick, who live in Florida. You can see more photos by Andy Brack in his commentary about the sculpture and ceremony.

by · 04/18/2017 · 1 comment · Photos
MYSTERY:  What in the world is this?

MYSTERY: What in the world is this?

You can see this somewhere around Charleston, but what is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO:  Catching some rays

PHOTO: Catching some rays

Not only is this lizard catching some spring sunshine, but lots of Charleston County residents have bugged out of town for spring break to catch rays, visit with family and see other parts of the country. Photo by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard.

by · 04/10/2017 · 0 comments · Photos
PHOTO ESSAY:  Montessori students give big to Charleston Animal Society

PHOTO ESSAY: Montessori students give big to Charleston Animal Society

If you want proof positive that reading can pay off, just talk to the Charleston Animal Society which last week received a $6938.35 contribution generated by a read-a-thon by elementary students at Charles Towne Montessori in West Ashley.

Each spring, the school, the only internationally-accredited Montessori school in the state, asks student teams to develop a class project. About eight teams of students pick different nonprofits they want to help and follow-up with a research-packed presentation. The class then votes on which charity to support.

Then the students solicit donations from family members, friends and neighbors to sponsor how much they read on a special day of reading at the school. (We’ve learned long ago, thanks to picture books, that it is best to sponsor a set amount, such as $30, instead of a per-page fee.)

by · 04/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
MYSTERY:  White and black

MYSTERY: White and black

This white and black structure is somewhere in South Carolina. By the hints in the picture, Sandlappers ought to be able to figure it out. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO: A Charleston bike

PHOTO: A Charleston bike

Here’s a look at a familiar site — the orange house — often snapped by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard. But in this photo, offered by Courtenay Brack, we see a different view — a long shot from a courthouse alley to focus on a Charleston bike with the orange house in the background. Not only is it interesting to look at how people view the same general subject, but the photo reminds us to try to take new looks at everyday object to appreciate them more fully.

by · 03/27/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos