Post Tagged with: "RiverDogs"

Sunset at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium in Charleston.

FOCUS: Magazine names RiverDogs as top Class A baseball operation

Staff reports  |  After a record-setting season at the turnstiles and a promotional calendar that continued to turn heads, the Charleston RiverDogs have been honored as the Class-A recipient of the Bob Freitas Award, which recognizes the top overall operation at each level of the minor leagues by Baseball America magazine.

“The Freitas Award is one of the most sought-after honors in all of minor league baseball (MiLB), recognizing an organization’s overall accomplishments and commitment to their community,” said. said Jeff Goldklang, president of the Goldklang Group which owns the team.  “Ownership takes tremendous pride in the first-rate operation that Dave [Echols] and his staff have built, establishing the RiverDogs as cutting-edge leaders in one of the country’s greatest markets.  We’re honored and humbled to receive this recognition from Baseball America.” 

by · 12/04/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Charleston sunset, by Missy Hanahan.

GOOD NEWS:  Great sunset plus accolades for restaurants, groundskeeper, more

Staff reports  |  Here’s one of the best Lowcountry sunset photos we’ve seen in a while.  Taken last week by Missy Hanahan of Charleston, it’s hard to tell whether the sky or reflection is at the top of the picture of a still pond near Ashley River Road.  (Answer: Sky is at the top.)  Thanks, Missy, for the photo.

Also in Good News: Bertha’s, The Grocery:  Hats off to these two Charleston area eateries for making Eater’s annual list of America’s Essential Restaurants.  They’re two of 38 restaurants across the U.S. that made the list.  On Bertha’s in North Charleston, the site noted, “Albertha Grant founded the restaurant in the early 1980s, and many of her specialties — meaty okra stew, tomato-stained red rice, creamy lima beans, and turkey prioleau (a sustaining rice dish available only on Tuesdays) — originate from the culinary traditions of the Gullah, former slaves who established themselves in Lowcountry hamlets and the nearby islands.”  On The Grocery, Eater says, “he Grocery has steadily bloomed into one of the city’s most remarkable and welcoming restaurants. This is the circa-right-now modern American menu, Lowcountry edition: delicata squash with pomegranate and herbed tahini-yogurt sauce; smoked mackerel flanked by crackers with everything-bagel seasoning; triggerfish over cornbread puree, bacon, and pickled mushrooms.”

by · 11/13/2017 · 1 comment · Good news, News briefs
Old postcard of a trolley on Rutledge Avenue.

GOOD NEWS: Charleston begins to update city-wide transportation plan

Staff reports  | The city of Charleston will work to update its city-wide transportation plan starting Oct. 25 with a series of public input sessions designed to determine transportation needs throughout the community.

“Engaging our citizens is a critical first step as we work toward improving transportation city-wide,” said Charleston Director of Traffic and Transportation Keith Benjamin.  “Their first-hand recommendations will help us to effectively define accessibility in Charleston, mitigate congestion and achieve a good balance of transportation alternatives throughout our city.”

Also in Good News: YESCarolina’s national winner; #4 minor league city; Ingevity and the Lowcountry Food Bank; Assessor’s Office; and eye health survey.

by · 10/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Carolina Youth Development Center’s Charleston Emergency Shelter, one of the organization’s three residential group homes serving children in foster care. Photo provided.

GOOD NEWS:  Carolina Youth Development Center wins national accreditation

Staff reports  |   Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA).

CYDC is a nonprofit serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties that provides shelter and support services to child victims of abuse and neglect, as well as youth mentoring programs and a community-based prevention program that helps at-risk families access the resources they need to stay together.

Also inside: Good news for the RiverDogs, benefit for the Whiddon family; Great success for local telethon for Harvey relief; and how to get amnesty for overdue library fines.

by · 09/05/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Flooded streets in Pearland, Texas. Photo by Brant Kelly via Wikimedia Commons.

GOOD NEWS:  How you can help people hurting in Texas

Staff reports  |  The American Red Cross has mobilized thousands of trained disaster relief workers, truckloads of supplies and thousands of meals to support the response effort following the hurricane that hit Texas over the weekend. 

by · 08/28/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

GOOD NEWS: Chamber, Be a Mentor are partnering to help future leaders

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.

GOOD NEWS:  Chase After a Cure donates $100,000 to MUSC

GOOD NEWS: Chase After a Cure donates $100,000 to MUSC

Staff reports | Chase After a Cure presented a check for $100,000 to pediatric oncologist Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka and her team at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital on Sept. 26. Each September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the local organization presents MUSC with a check for money raised over the course of the last year to support pediatric cancer research.

by · 10/03/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Charleston Social Media Day to be June 30

GOOD NEWS: Charleston Social Media Day to be June 30

Staff reports | The third annual Charleston Social Media Day (#CHSYOU) on June 30 will include an educational component — panel discussions on crisis communications in Charleston and #squadgoals on how to work with the social community, bloggers and online influencers. The event, which will be held 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charleston Museum, is a celebration of social media platforms and their use in the promotion of Charleston as a tech-forward city.

by · 06/20/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS:  RiverDogs to add $3 million event space by next year

FOCUS: RiverDogs to add $3 million event space by next year

Staff reports | Almost as soon as the last batter is called out to end the 2016 season of the Charleston RiverDogs, the team’s owners will start a $3 million project to add an event space for “The Joe,” the ballpark that opened in 1997 and was named after former Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.

The space, which will overlook the marsh on the Ashley River, will modernize the park for games and allow it to accommodate events throughout the year.

“It will be fully utilized during games for an upgraded experience for fans as it will be exclusive area with upscale menu,” said President and General Manager Dave Echols. “But it will also be heavily used on non-game days for corporate and social events.

by · 05/30/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:   Holy Cow, err, Holy City! New Sunday uniforms for RiverDogs

GOOD NEWS: Holy Cow, err, Holy City! New Sunday uniforms for RiverDogs

Staff reports | The Charleston RiverDogs embraced their hometown’s “Holy City” moniker Sunday night with new specialty uniforms that display the “Holy City” namesake across pinstriped tops and a new HC emblem on baseball caps in the latest of the team’s innovative weekly promotions.

by · 04/11/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs