Talented Columbia cartoonist and Statehouse Report fan Robert Ariail sent along this Charleston-centric cartoon, blending the demolition of a historic house that can’t be saved with the ever-present shroud that developers keep erecting more hotels on the peninsula, leaving many residents feeling that the historic area is becoming more of a museum than a city. Thanks, Robert!
Veteran photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., sent along this mystery photo that looks like it could be in Charleston, but is it? (Hint: Probably not.) But where is it? Send your best guess to: email@example.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.
This one may be tough, but if you live in Charleston, you may recognize this photo by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard as being on the peninsula. Send your best guess to: firstname.lastname@example.org — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.
Perhaps this image should be this issue’s new Mystery Photo. But if you realize cold Charlestonians woke up to rare below-freezing temperatures today, it may not be too much of a stretch to figure out that area fountains are generating icicles for a change. Brrrr. Stay warm. Photo by Andy Brack
Emergency workers in Charleston and across the nation are ready to go, despite any holiday, as highlighted by this photo at a Charleston fire station. Which one is it and where? Send your best guess to: email@example.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live. Photo by Andy Brack.
If you drive around and look around in non-historic areas, you’re likely to stumble upon a mural as Charleston seems to be getting more and more of them (witness the recent fracas in Mount Pleasant over a painting on the wall outside Moe’s). A great place to find colorful murals is in an alleyway behind Avondale shops on Savannah Highway between Daniel and Nicholson streets. Not only is there thing great black-and-white painting of Bill Murray from 2015, but the chART initiative has all sorts of wall art from realistic birds to whimsical animals. You can check some of this out online on Facebook. Photo by Andy Brack.
Where have you seen this clock, now festooned with holiday garland? Send your best guess to: firstname.lastname@example.org — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.
Charleston County Council recognized veteran West Ashley council member Colleen Condon, center, for 12 years of service during her last meeting Dec. 15 on the governing board.
Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard has been hoofing it around the peninsula in recent days finding lots of pretty and neat holiday wreathes on local doors.
You’ll see a lot of greenery, but every now and then you’ll find something a little different — a cast bird wrapped in holiday finery or pieces of copper bent into the shape of a wreath. In addition to driving around and looking at lights this holiday season, take a look at the ingenuity that people put into the wreathes on their doors.
We thought we’d offer you a look through his lens in this photo essay.
Santa greeted this little boy after stepping off of a city fire boat on the way to the Light up the Night Parade Party offered Saturday by the Rotary Club of Charleston. Hundreds attended the party on a brisk night at the Charleston Maritime Center to watch the 35th annual Charleston Parade of Boats that featured more than 35 boats this year.