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Archives for: August 2006


Permalink 03:45:25 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

2.6 million dollar Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika Sorensen

Ginn Clubs and Resorts will sponsor and stage one of the richest LPGA tour events: the 2.6 million dollar Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika Sorensen at the Arnold Palmer designed RiverTowne Country Club Golf Course on May 31-June 3, 2007, right on the heels of the Senior PGA at Kiawah. It will be nationally televised by NBC Sports. The 72 hole event will also focus on a tribute to an LPGA great each year. The player will be honored and saluted in ceremonies during tournament week.

Annika, winner of more than 65 LPGA tournaments, was interviewed in Bon Appetit this month. Discussing her Swedish upbringing, she was raised on salmon and other fish. Now she can’t do without cheese, especially blue and lots of fruit. Her favorite chefs to watch are Ming Tsai, Emeril and the Naked Chef. Her fantasy dinner guests? Madonna, Brad Pitt and Princess Diana. WOW!

Permalink 03:43:55 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

8th Annual Kickoff Golf Classic

The Citadel Brigadier Foundation will host the 8th Annual Kickoff Golf Classic at Wild Dunes August 24. Registration deadline for the event is August 16th.

Permalink 03:42:24 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

68th Senior PGA Championship to be held at Kiawah

Tickets are on sale for the 68th Senior PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah, May 22-27, 2007. South Carolina native, Jay Hass, will defend his 2006 title. There are 4 special deals for tickets: Passes are discounted up to 50% if purchased before May 1. The PGA is offering free admission to those 17 and under with a ticketed adult. A valid military ID will get you a Buy 1, Get 1 free ticket in honor of Memorial Day. Ticket purchasers have 1st shot at PGA tickets in 2012.

Permalink 03:40:00 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Mercato Opens

Mercato has just opened in the market. The swank 150-seat Italian eatery reunites Jacques Larson, just back from Molto Mario’s side and Andy Fallon, most recently at Rue de Jean. Both were part of the opening team of the Peninsula Grill.

Permalink 03:38:55 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

2nd Annual Recipe Contest for Students

Aspiring teen chefs are invited to enter their original recipes featuring sustainable seafood in the second annual Recipe Contest for SC high school students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall. 12 lucky students will prepare their dishes at the Sustainable Seafood Festival on 10/22 at the Chas. Maritime Festival. Deadline to enter is Sept 8.

Permalink 03:37:00 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Southern Living Cook-Off 2006

The Culinary Institute of Charleston has named its new top chef. CIA graduate, Michael Carmel, will take the helm of the new and improved culinary department at Trident Tech. What better way to start than with the Southern Living Cook-Off 2006 to be held there in Oct.

Permalink 03:36:12 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  


Hootie and the Blowfish once again ask that everyone attending their Aug 18th concert at the Family Circle Tennis Center bring school supplies. For the past 3 years, the event has provided much needed supplies to local schools.

Permalink 03:35:03 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Music and Heritage Festival

Don’t forget Chazzfest Charleston’s first Music and Heritage Festival at the Family Circle Tennis Center 9/15 and 16. Music representative of our past, present and future will take center stage.

Permalink 03:34:18 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Gullah/Geechee Nation International African Music and Movement Festival 2006

A full slate of entertainment, living history workshops, artisans, drum ceremonies and language preservation classes are part of the three day Gullah/Geechee Nation International African Music and Movement Festival 2006. The festivities begin August 25th and wrap up Sunday, Aug 27th, with a Roll Call and Drum Tribute.

Permalink 03:33:13 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Welcome the Beginning of a New School Year

First Day Festival 2006 swings into action at Liberty Square at the Aquarium Aug 20th. This free community celebration of education welcomes the beginning of a new school year. The Charleston Museum has announced the opening of Kidstory, a new hands-on children’s exhibit focusing on the history of the Lowcountry. The Grand Opening is set for 9/16.

Permalink 03:31:54 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Middleton Place Rice Walks

Each Saturday in September, Middleton Place will host Rice Walks. Tour the Garden Rice Field and learn how “Carolina Gold” was planted, maintained and harvested.

Permalink 03:30:55 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Big Kahuna Tournament

If fishing is your dream, learn everything you need to know from the experts at the Aquarium on Fishing Day, August 12 and what better way to practice than the Folly Pier Big Kahuna Tournament on August 19th.

Permalink 03:28:38 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

The Benkert Award goes to...

Two local BP businesses, BP Shipping and BP Cooper River Chemical plant have been honored with the Benkert Award for its good stewardship that encompasses all aspects of marine environmental protection.

Permalink 03:27:28 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

“Spirit of South Carolina”

The new skipper has been selected for the “Spirit of South Carolina” tall ship. Anthony Arrow is looking forward to the completion date of early 2007. The final “whiskey” plank has been added and the crew will now turn its attention to the ship’s interior.

Permalink 03:26:29 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

North American Bird watching Open

The Seabrook Island Club flew into the top ten in the Audubon Int’l 2006 North American Bird watching Open. Their golf courses are the first fully certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in S.C. They finished ninth in participating golf courses around the country, fourth best in Atlantic flyover and topped the list for S.C.

Permalink 03:25:17 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Sullivan's Island in Forbes

Sullivan’s Island has made the news as #64 on the Forbes list of the Most Expensive Zip Codes in the US. And that’s a lot of zip codes! The median home sales price in 2005 was $1,220,000.

Permalink 03:23:58 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Best Places to Work in South Carolina

Fifteen companies were named as Best Places to Work in S.C., the result of a multi-year assessment of policies/procedures and employee surveys. Local finalists are (in alphabetical order): Buist, Byars, Pearce and Taylor/ Buist, Moore, Smythe and Magee/ Edward Jones/1st Financial Holdings/Life Cycle Engineering/ SC Bank and Trust Financial/ Time Warner Cable and the SC Lottery.

Permalink 03:22:33 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

Top 100

Money magazine has named Mt. Pleasant one of the most desirable places to live. Coming in at #70 on the small cities “100 Best Places to Live”, the factors considered were housing, job growth, crime, leisure activities and commute times. The winner was Ft. Collins, CO.

Permalink 03:21:17 pm, Categories: Charleston Events  

beginning of the school year

It’s almost time for the big yellow buses to complicate your morning commute. So, in honor of the beginning of the school year, let’s look at the lists. Charleston was named #4 (up from #6 last year) on Travel and Leisure Magazine’s Best City in the US and Canada. First went to NYC. Florence (Italy) was the best city in the world. The top ranked hotel in SC is the Sanctuary at Kiawah, but the top Charleston hotel is the Wentworth Mansion. Overall the best hotel in the world is Singita Private Game Preserve in South Africa; the top spot in the US and Canada is the Aerie on Vancouver Island. We have 3 in the top 100: Sanctuary (#31), Wentworth Mansion (#54) and Charleston Place (#70).

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