Staff reports | Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program on Friday hosted a Veteran Mobile Food Distribution in the Hagood Stadium parking lot of The Citadel to help provide food assistance to more than 200 low-income, at-risk and homeless veterans from the Charleston-Area. The distribution was conducted in partnership with The Citadel and the Lowcountry Food Bank. Also in this section is Good News about an Easter Egg Hunt at Magnolia Plantation; Times for giving input into a new West Ashley plan; a big gift from Jersey Mike’s; a national award for a local lawyer; Charleston Stage’s new season; and National Library Week.
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By Herb Frazier, special to Charleston Currents | For many, many years a cabin has stood unused near the ticket booth at Magnolia.
It has always been referred to as Tena Gilliard’s cabin. Tena Gilliard was a greeter at Magnolia in the early 1900s and she lived in the cabin.
Staff reports | Don’t be late for the Mad Hatter Tea Party at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday, March 25, near the horticultural maze.
The four-hour event starts at 11 a.m. and is designed for children three to 12 years old. The maze area will be become a wonderland of entertainment including a giant chess set, flamingo croquet, face painting, photo booth, games, refreshments and more. Prizes will be given for the best costumes.
Joy Lightstone of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens shows a hand-colored map by 18th century naturalist and artist Mark Catesby that was on display for a special reception Friday for presenters of the attraction’s heirloom plant symposium on Saturday. The rare two-volume Catesby set is kept under lock and key most of the year for preservation and security purposes. Members of the public, however, can see Catesby’s drawings and engravings later this year at a special exhibit at the Gibbes Museum of Art as highlighted in Today’s Focus. (Photo by Andy Brack)
By Herb Frazier | An heirloom plant symposium at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on March 11 will feature a line-up of horticulturalists, a Gullah chef and a beekeeper who will explain the importance of preserving plants, stories and recipes that have been passed through the generations.
During “What’s Old is New Again,” experts will explain the historical significance of heirloom plant varieties, the correlation between them and the cultures they preserve. Speakers will also discuss why pollinators play a key role in this preservation and how these efforts are fueling the heirloom renaissance.
With Easter just around the corner, these 14 bunnies obviously are getting ready for the holiday, but where are they convening? Reader Deborah Getter of John’s Island sent in this photo stumper. About the only hint we’ll give you is they’re not convened near the Lowcountry. Send your best guess to: firstname.lastname@example.org — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.
Look hard enough and you might find the shape of a heron or some other woodland creature in this gnarled, weathered wood spied recently by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard of Charleston at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. In Good News, read about the Heirloom Plant event taking place this weekend at the attraction.
With February being more balmy than usual, it wasn’t surprising for contributing photographer Michael Kaynard to find turtles lapping up the sun during a recent photo shoot at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. We’re probably in for a cold snap or two still, but with pollen bombs going off from area trees, the signs of spring are, ahem, in the air.
Staff reports | Charleston Young Professionals, a division of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with Be A Mentor, a nonprofit organization headquartered in North Charleston, to encourage young professionals’ involvement in the development of our region’s future leaders.
Also in Good News: Mount Pleasant’s new library; Remembering the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney; RiverDogs and reading; Romantic garden walk at Magnolia Plantation; Crafts deadline; Charleston Animal Society grant; Lowcountry AIDS grant.
Staff reports | A new mystery novel with political and historical connections to Hamiltonian days gone by will be available Nov. 1 when Charleston author Andra Watkins’ “Hard to Die” hits national bookstores.
Watkins, who is a New York Times bestselling author for a book chronicling her walk of the Natchez Trace, will offer remarks on the new novel at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the main library on Calhoun Street in Charleston. She’ll make local history come alive by answering questions like: Where did George Washington have a drink? Did Aaron Burr visit a favorite haunt?