To Encourage Learning and Play, the Children's Museum is Hitting the Road

If you’ve ever watched children at play, you know they are doing real work. Whether it’s building with blocks, making up the rules of a game or inventing an intricate story, children are engaging in real cognitive, social and emotional work through play. This is particularly true of STEM or STEAM activities. STEM (short for science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (which adds art into the mix) play enable … Read More

3 Things to Know About a Military Funeral

Those who have served in the U.S. military are celebrated in life as heroes protecting freedom and democracy. In death, their service is also honored with a military funeral and can include in burial in a national cemetery. Family members may not realize all the options and services available as they plan a service for their loved one. Pre-planning is always a good idea, so decisions can be made with … Read More

New Homes in Park Circle Come with Neighborhood Amenities

The Park Circle area of North Charleston has emerged as one of the area’s most sought-after places to live. With affordable home prices and easy access to all the amenities of Charleston, homebuyers are eager to grab a little piece of this trendy neighborhood. Mixson is perfect for families, couples or individuals who want to live and play in the same space. Forget driving across town for dinner out or … Read More

SEWE Adds Sheep Herding Dogs to Mix of Demonstrations

1 2 It’s been almost 40 years since Bill Coburn trained his first border collie to help him herd cattle and sheep on his farm. That training led to competitions, giving lessons and judging that took Coburn all over the Southeast and beyond. “It was one of the worst bites I ever had,” he says. “I couldn’t wait for the next weekend to go to another trial.” At the age … Read More

WWII Veteran Shares Tales of the Storied Aircraft Carrier

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Visitors to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum are encouraged to Walk in the Steps of Heroes. But what’s even more meaningful for visitors is the chance to walk alongside real live heroes – the veteran volunteers who share their personal stories of wartime heroics. Veteran Bill Watkinson is one of just four World War II veterans who volunteer aboard the USS Yorktown. He sits on his own personal bench … Read More

Add Some Whimsy to Your Next Cocktail Party With This Recipe

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Fans of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” will appreciate the name of a new fall cocktail at The Gin Joint on East Bay Street. Called “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” this cocktail is a whimsical concoction that combines a wine sour with chai tea, an extra nod to the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Cocktail creator James Bolt, also the owner of The Gin Joint, wanted a fun drink for the restaurant’s … Read More

How to Find a Great Foundation Repair Company

Sponsored by: Lowcountry Basement If you’ve ever watched even one home renovation TV show, you know the words “foundation problem” will strike fear into the hearts of any homeowner. Foundation problems can range from a sagging crawl space or floor cracks to bowing walls and a tilting chimney. Whatever the signs of a foundation issue, it's important to address the problem quickly and with the help of a reputable contractor. … Read More

Get a Taste of the Lowcountry at Music to Your Mouth Event

Sponsored by: Montage Palmetto Bluff We’ll never know who plucked that first craggy oyster from the sea to eat, but we do know that he or she had this stroke of genius a very, very long time ago. The ancient Romans so prized the briny bivalves that they created the world’s first man-made oyster beds. Like wine, oysters take on the terroir of where they were grown: the higher the salinity … Read More

Former Marine Finds Educational Support at The Citadel

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Aaron Budd joined the U.S. Marines right out high school. For more than nine years, he was stationed all over the world in a variety of jobs with the Marines – everything from working with the Secret Service on a presidential security detail to ensuring bombs actually detonated after being dropped on an area. Budd intended to retire from the Marines. But when doctors discovered he had a brain tumor, … Read More

Have a Free Weekend? Spend it Exploring the Lowcountry with Your Family

It’s not often families have a weekend free of soccer games, swim meets, homework or birthday parties. Those rare occasions when the calendar is clear are the perfect times to load up the family and go exploring in your own backyard. Whether your family loves to learn about history, discover the creatures that live in the ocean or spend time in nature, Charleston has something to satisfy even the most … Read More

Treat Yourself to Charleston Restaurant Week, Now Through September 21st

Back by popular demand, Charleston Restaurant Week is going on now through Thursday, September 21st! The event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc. (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. The coast is clear, the table is set and your … Read More

The Charleston Area's Best Active Adult Community

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Welcome to a one-of-a-kind community. The Ponds, in Summerville, has something to appeal to all ages and all walks of life. Nowhere else in the Charleston area can you live in a community that offers so many things to do within such a naturally beautiful setting. One of the most unique things about the community is its access to nature. With more than 1,100 acres of moss-draped oaks, ponds, lakes … Read More

Which Charleston Community Will You Call Home?

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Stonoview’s Model Home featuring the family room over the garage. There’s so much to love about living in Charleston – natural beauty, rich history, proximity to white sand beaches, local waterways, shopping and award-winning dining, art, theater, and live music – and so much more. With so much to love and so many great choices, finding the community that’s right for you can be challenging. To make choosing a little … Read More

Local Festival Celebrates Freedom, Diversity and Unity

Sponsored by: Lowcountry Freedom Reigns Festival Reading the Sunday newspaper after worshipping at the church of your choice. Voting for your favorite political candidate or peacefully protesting an injustice. Sharing your views on Facebook or simply reading the comments from others with an opposing opinion. These activities are commonplace for Americans who enjoy freedoms other countries can barely imagine. It’s that spirit of freedom that inspired a group of Charleston … Read More

5 Must-See Exhibits at Patriots Point

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Sponsored by: Patriots Point One of the Charleston area’s most diverse and successful attractions is Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Whether guests enjoy military history, want to pay their respects to those who have served or are eager to explore some two dozen aircraft, Patriots Point is the place to visit. Covering World War II, the Vietnam War and Cold War history, Patriots Point offers a full day of … Read More

5 Simple Ways to Protect South Carolina Nature

Sponsored by: Montage Palmetto Bluff From the mountains to the beaches, South Carolina is home to an incredible number wildlife that depends on natural habitats for shelter and food. From the spotted salamander to the loggerhead sea turtle, residents and visitors have a responsibility to tread lightly and keep these special creatures safe and thriving. Everyone can play a role in conservation and protecting the local environment. Here are 5 … Read More

Living the Locals Life at Lowcountry Beaches

Sponsored by: Chslocals.com Feel like watching the sun rise over the ocean? Need to stick your toes in the sand and recharge after a tough week at work? Want to change up your usual running route to include beach views? When you live in the Charleston area, it’s easy. Most people are 30 minutes or less from getting their feet wet in the Atlantic. You can catch a Saturday sunset … Read More

One Smart Way to Improve Back-to-School Shopping

Sponsored by: Palmetto Goodwill Parents are starting to review those back-to-school supply lists and thinking about the clothing, shoes, backpacks and more their children will need to start a new school year. This year, parents are expected to spend $501 on back-to-school shopping with the majority of that ($284) going to clothing, according to a Deloitte survey. For families who have multiple children, back-to-school shopping can add up quickly. Parents … Read More

From Café to Parks, Amenities Abound in this Summerville Community

Sponsored by: Front Door Communities Some neighborhoods are simply a collection of houses. People come and go without really stopping to soak up their surroundings, make friends with their neighbors, or sit on the front porch with a glass of sweet tea. One Summerville neighborhood has transformed what it means to be a true community. Summers Corner is a place where neighbors sit a spell and children are playing games … Read More

Summer Cocktail Stays Simple with Sweet Tea and Bourbon

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  Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore In the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Simple Man," a mother imparts wisdom to her son, urging him to be satisfied, follow his heart and be a "simple kind of man." It's a beautiful life lesson set to hard rock rhythms. This summer, "Simple Man" has a new iteration as a cocktail now on the menu at Home Team BBQ. The song's lyrics match the cocktail's ingredients: sweet … Read More

Local Piers Are Great Places to Try Your Hand at Fishing

Sponsored by: Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission On any given day, you'll see people lined up on Mount Pleasant Pier, their fishing lines dangling from the sides, waiting for a tug from "the big one." Fishing requires a minimal investment, explains Chris Pounder, manager at Mount Pleasant Pier, which is run by the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission. Anybody can fish, he says, so you don’t have to … Read More

Donations Fuel Job Opportunities in Your Local Community

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Sponsored by: Palmetto Goodwill When you pull up to a local Goodwill retail store with a trunk full of items to donate, you’re relieved to rid your house of some clutter. You feel good about giving your unwanted items a second chance instead of tossing them in the garbage. But do you realize how your clothing, books and household items are transforming the lives of people here in the Charleston … Read More

The Brand New Model at Stonoview is Now Open

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JOHNS ISLAND, SC - Those who love the outdoor Lowcountry lifestyle will find themselves at home in Johns Island's newest riverfront community, Stonoview: developed and built by Lennar Homes starting in the mid $300s.Nestled along the banks of the Stono River, just seven miles from downtown Charleston, Stonoview embodies everything that makes the Lowcountry such a sought-after place to call home. In this community, natural beauty abounds. Homes are built … Read More

New Johns Island Community All About Lowcountry Living

When you make the decision to settle in Charleston, it's likely because of the incredible beauty, the water views and the endless blue skies. So, when you're thinking about where to live in the Lowcountry, it makes sense to select a community that puts all those incredible attributes on display.Nestled into the natural setting of the Lowcountry with unobstructed views of the Stono River, Stonoview embodies everything locals love about … Read More

Think Waterfront Living in Charleston is Out of Reach? Meet Stonoview on Johns Island.

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JOHNS ISLAND,SC - Those who love the outdoor Lowcountry lifestyle will find themselves at home in Johns Island's newest riverfront community, Stonoview: developed and built by Lennar. Homes starting in the mid $300s.Nestled along the banks of the Stono River, just seven miles from downtown Charleston, Stonoview embodies everything that makes the Lowcountry such a sought-after place to call home. In this community, natural beauty abounds. Homes are built around … Read More

Kick the Clutter with These Spring Cleaning Tips

The bees are buzzing and temperatures are rising - have you gotten the urge to start cleaning house yet? If you have the spring cleaning bug, you're not alone. In fact, a 2013 survey for the American Cleaning Institute found more than 70 percent of people engage in some form of spring cleaning each year. The top three rooms to get a spruce up are the bedroom, kitchen and bathrooms. … Read More

Marking the Death of a Loved One: 6 Ways to Celebrate Their Life

After a loved one passes away, everyday life takes on an entirely new tone. In particular, after the loss of a spouse or a child who has been with you day in and day out for years or even decades, simple tasks like morning coffee, grocery shopping and watching television are suddenly different. The loss becomes less profound as the days progress and time begins to ever so slightly heal … Read More

Carriage Properties: Unquestioned Leader in the Charleston, South Carolina Luxury Real Estate Market

For Carriage Properties, decades of combined luxury real estate experience and unmatched market knowledge are vital when representing potential buyers in the luxury market. Most buyers of a $1 million-plus property see this market as a key component of their real estate portfolio, often one of their many real estate investments. So, when considering that potential investment, savvy buyers and sellers turn to Charleston’s leading luxury real estate fi rm, … Read More

In These Communities, the Natural Surroundings are the Star

FrontDoor Communities builds homes of classic distinction in master planned communities and other neighborhoods in Charleston as well as Atlanta, Georgia, and Naples, Florida. In just a few years, the company has established a reputation for superior workmanship using only the highest-quality materials and latest in architectural designs. Plus, its customer service is unmatched in the industry. That might be a description applied to several builders in the Charleston area … Read More

How One Museum is Breaking Down the Barriers to Play

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry is a place where caregivers can let the kids burn off some energy: where children can zip from activity to activity - crafting a masterpiece in the Art Room or filling their pint-sized shopping carts with pretend fruits and vegetables. But these activities are more than just fun ways to spend the day. Play-based learning is a proven key to early childhood brain development, … Read More

Georgia's Favorite Reasons To Live Downtown

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The wonderful culture and abundance of festivals leave little to be desired when living downtown. Georgia loves going to the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition events. "Animals truly hold a special place in my heart and this event showcases the beauty of wildlife and nature." The annual Wine and Food Festival, Piccolo Spoleto and Spoleto Festival USA held in the Spring and Summer are not to be missed.   Downtown is known … Read More

Don't Miss The Opening Of Stratton By The Sound, True To Mount Pleasant.

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Join us for the Grand Opening celebration of a very special community and lifestyle. Stratton by the Sound was created as a timeless reflection of the natural lowcountry beauty that surrounds it. Majestic rivers, winding creeks and serene salt marsh expanses all create a sense of arrival, of coming home to a place that has always been here for you. Stratton by the Sound offers a uniquely balanced life. A peaceful … Read More

5 Special Places in Charleston to Host a Memorial Service

Charleston has so many beautiful places that it's not unusual for people to choose a non-traditional location for a memorial service. It can be a great way to honor someone's love of nature, a favorite local park or simply an opportunity to gather friends and family in a lovely setting where they can share treasured memories. Here are 5 beautiful spots around Charleston that would make a special setting for … Read More

Calling Them by Name: The Story of Freed Slaves' Transition to Freedom

The blistering sun and thick humid air hung over the sea island cotton fields as Pompey worked through the back breaking and tedious process of cultivating crops. The physical discomfort did little to discourage him. For the first time he was growing his own cotton, on his own land. People like Pompey Dawson, who became one of the leading cultivators of sea island cotton on James Island, and Isabella Pinckney, … Read More

How to Make Search Marketing Work for Your Business

The internet has changed every aspect of our world, including advertising and marketing. Today, it's not enough to rely on traditional print or even TV ads - you need to be seen in the digital space to reach a modern audience. And the best way to be seen on the internet? Search engine marketing. Also known as "paid search," SEM refers to ads purchased on search engines in order to … Read More

Celebrate Local Women Leaders

From technology-media corporations to fashion-forward companies, women are taking the reins as innovators and entrepreneurs. Including music icons such as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, women leaders are some of the most recognizable and inspirational figures out there.

The Power of the Vote: How Women Can Tip the Political Scales

This November’s presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most memorable elections in United States history. Between the historical nature of having an official presidential nominee who is a woman to having a candidate that breaks the mold of previous elections, people who might not have ever voted are stepping up to tip the scales toward their desired nominee.

Coming together like family.

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The fact is, some neighborhoods are just more neighborly than others. If you’re lucky, you find yourself in a place where everybody knows each other and likes each other and enjoys spending time together.

Connect to your community through volunteering

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You know the old adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.” Well that doesn’t just apply to physical gifts. It’s particularly true when it comes to sharing your time and talents with worthy causes. And it’s even more rewarding when you can better the community in which you live.