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Archives for: January 2007
09:05:27 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
We hope you got your fill of hoppin’ john and collards for an
09:02:35 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
2007's List of Banishment Words
Speaking of lists, Lake Superior State University, the smallest university in Michigan, has come out with its 2007 List of Banishment Words: Apparently TomKat pushed them over the edge and they are banishing all combined celebrity names. Awesome has had its day. Gitmo, they say, sounds more like a fluffy feline in a Japanese animation that a prison and military base. They claim undocumented alien is like calling a drug dealer an undocumented pharmacist. The list goes on and on...
09:00:29 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
What a Boar!
The Chinese have declared 2007 as the Year of the Pig. Native tribes named this last full moon as the Full Wolf Moon, the next is the Full Snow Moon. After that we’re in the Pink, Flower and then Blue because there are two full moons in May. The term ‘once in a blue moon’ refers to this supposedly rare occurrence. Actually, it happens about every three years.
08:59:39 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Looking Around and About
If you’re looking for a job, you may want to check out Greenwich, CT with a median household income of $112,493. If this weather is too cool, head to Avondale, AZ where the average temperature in July is 107.6’F. The priciest homes are in Newport Beach, CA at a cool $1,362,500 median price. The most educated town in the US is Arlington, VA and if you’re looking for company, Bloomington, IN has the largest percentage of single residents.. You’ll find the youngest percentage in Jacksonville, NC
08:58:25 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Fly Like an Eagle
Yeah! SC Dept. of Natural Resources says their Eagle Watch shows a slight uptick in the number of Bald Eagles in the state.
08:57:46 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Check Out the Boats, Support a Charity
The 27th Annual Charleston Boat Show is set for the North Charleston Convention Center January 26-28. There will be 75 exhibitors and 29 powerboat dealers to tempt you. The Dorchester Boat Club will host the Dorchester Habitat for Humanity 5th Annual River Roast on the 13th.
08:56:28 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
A Weekend of 'Living'
The Coastal Living Travel Editor will be offering his insider weekend here in Charleston the 11th through the 13th. They’ll be at Wild Dunes with one of Golf magazine’s Top 100 Teachers. Cottage Living will hold a panel discussion on the Secrets of Shopping Charleston and Southern Living’s Food Editor will lead Savor South Carolina. Cooking Light’s Executive Chef will host a Lowcountry feast in the Riviera Theatre.
08:55:25 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
CSU Honors MLK
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day will be celebrated at Charleston Southern University on the evening of the 16th by the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium.
08:54:00 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Events at The Sanctuary
The Sanctuary will present a spirited weekend beginning on the 18th with the 3rd Annual Art and Antiques Winter Art Show. Also, there will be a Salute to Wine and Spirits Weekend. A ‘For Women By Women’ weekend will be held on the 25th. The 26th-28th is the Seaside Serenade Weekend of beautiful music and dance.
08:52:59 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Oyster Roast & Walk
The Charleston Museum will host an Oyster Roast and curator–led Civil War Walk to Battery Pringle in the Dill Sanctuary on Sunday afternoon the 20th.
08:51:47 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Book & Lecture Series Set to Begin
The Citadel’s Daniel Library Friends spring book and lecture series will focus on WWII heroes and anti-heroes, beginning with Hitler's rise to power on the 23rd.
08:51:01 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
The First Festival of Camellias
Tour the gardens, have lunch and attend lectures during the First Annual Festival of Camellias at Magnolia Gardens on the 26th. Saturday afternoon is the show and plant sale at Citadel Mall.
08:49:56 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
To the BAR They Go!
Congratulations! Charleston School of Law has received provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association which means the first graduating class in May will be able to take the South Carolina Bar Examination.
08:48:58 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Lowcountry Oyster Festival Coming Soon!
Two tractor trailer loads of single select oysters are rolling into the Lowcountry Oyster Festival scheduled for the 28th of the month at Boone Hall. That’s 65,000 pounds of the slimy, briny delights. It’s the 24th event that the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association has put on so you know it’ll be done right.
08:47:55 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
FIG in the News
FIG was profiled in Rachel Ray’s magazine in November as well as on a recent Food Detectives episode.
08:47:02 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Wheel of Fortune in North Charleston
If country music is your thing, then plan on being at the North Charleston Convention Center on the 13th. Wheel of Fortune will be hosting the Country Music Stars Week with fifteen country music stars pairing with local fans and playing for charity. The week’s shows will all be taped the same day and air Valentine’s week.
08:45:48 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Gone to the Dogs...
There’s a new doggie run in West Ashley thanks to the Ackerman family and the City. The .67 acre run at Ackerman Park off Ashley River Road is surrounded by a 5 foot vinyl chain link fence and has three access points, double gated to keep dogs safe.
08:45:07 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
School Expansion Underway
East Cooper Montessori School is expanding with a two story, 15,000 square foot addition which should allow a 60% expansion of enrollment.
08:43:59 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Broadband Service Expands
Surfing the net should soon be easier in parts of North Charleston and Hanahan. Bell South is rolling out new wireless broadband service to these areas that were previously underserved by broadband service.
08:42:50 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Chamber Launches New Site
Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website as part of its strategy to promote the area. Berkeley County now ranks 13th in the state in overnight stays and is hoping the website will help boost those numbers.
08:41:38 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Online Reservations Accepted
The more than 3,000 campsites managed by the South Carolina State Parks can now be reserved online. This will allow the window for changes in reservations/cancellations to go to 24 hours from 72 hours.
08:40:55 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
The Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island will be the host site for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour June 14-17th. Over 150 of the world’s best men’s and women’s volleyball pros will compete in the Charleston Open which will be televised on the Fox network.
08:40:02 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Daniel Island to Host Jr Cup
The 6th Annual SMASH Junior Cup will be played on Daniel Island Feb 23-26th. More than 400 regionally and nationally ranked juniors from 14 states will compete in the only tournament offering the top players a chance to compete for a wildcard into the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
08:39:10 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Get Ready to Race!
The 30th Annual Cooper River Bridge 10K Run and Walk is scheduled for March 31st. New for the 2007 race is the chance to run for one of six charities The event is capped at 50,000. Last year, 46,000 entries were received.
08:37:36 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Beginning January 1st, the Ocean Course at Kiawah became a walk only course for all tee times before noon.
08:36:50 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Tommy John to be Featured Speaker
The Charleston Riverdogs will bring former Major League pitcher and medical wonder Tommy John to Charleston as the featured speaker for their Third Annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Auction on Feb 2nd. at the Citadel’s Holiday Alumni Center.
08:35:33 pm, Categories: Charleston Events
Buffalo Wild Wings Comes to Town
Buffalo Wild Wings, a wings and sports bar concept has opened a 6,000 square foot restaurant in Summerville. The Minnesota based company has plans to open another unit in North Charleston this year and one in Mt Pleasant in 2008. It’s one of the 10 fastest growing restaurant chains in the country. Founded in 1982, it has 410 restaurants in 38 states.
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Rachael was raised and born here in Charleston South Carolina. As a native, mother, wife to her devoted husband David, and local real estate agent, Rachael gives you a glimpse into the heart of what is going on here.
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