Staff reports | Charleston County residents will have the opportunity to view new preliminary flood maps and ask questions about potential impacts to their property in meetings this month in North Charleston, Charleston and Mount Pleasant. If new flood maps show your property to be higher than current maps, your flood insurance rates could go down.
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Staff reports | North Charleston will host the Lowcountry’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration from noon to 6 p.m. March 11 in its Olde Village near Park Circle.
The celebration’s Block Party, which will be on East Montague Avenue between Virginia and Jenkins avenues, will feature live music across three stages, street vending and fare from Olde North Charleston restaurants, additional local food vendors, a Kid’s Zone with jump castles, face painting and inflatable obstacle course, charity partner booths, a bungee trampoline, a fire truck, as well as the always favorite mechanical bull. Click to see lots of other community events.
By Cynthia Bledsoe, special to Charleston Currents | I’ve been a storytelling lover now for more than 40 years. What is it about stories, anyway?
As a child I loved listening to family stories: stories about how my parents met, what my father was like when he was a child, and what my brothers and sisters did before I was born. That love of stories quickly moved into a love of reading, though my love of listening never died. When I found out that there are actual storytelling festivals where professional tellers spin yarns and stories that make you tear up and laugh until your sides hurt, I was hooked and discovered I’m not alone.
Chicago-area storyteller Oba William King enthralled crowds Friday and Saturday at the fourth annual Charleston Tells festival put on by the Charleston County Public Library. Hundreds of children and adults packed tents and rooms to hear stories at dozens of performances of nationally-known and local artists with gifts for words and spinning good yarns.
On the calendar for week of March 7, 2016: Chamber to offer economic forecast; Terrace Charleston Film Festival; Charleston Tells storytelling Festival; Walk for Water; St. Paddy’s Pawlooza; Bushels and Bids auction
Set under magnificent moss-draped oaks, the fourth annual Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival on March 11 and 12 will bring together some of the best national and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about the carefree days of childhood, showcase humorous slice of life moments and transport audiences to significant times in history.
The festival, held at Wragg Square in downtown Charleston, offers full weekend passes for $40 each before March 10. Click link above to find other prices and more info.
Top events for the week: U.S. Navy Band to perform March 9; Art of Healing, March 10; IAAM BAR meeting, March 11; Terrace Charleston Film Festival, March 12-15; Charleston Tells, March 13-14
Virginia storyteller Chetter Galloway thrilled audiences at last year’s Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival in downtown Charleston. The event returns March 13-14.