Professionals looking to advance their military careers or pursue work in international relations, law, or business can get practical training at The Citadel’s International Politics and Military Affairs graduate program.
CHARLESTON, SC – If you’re looking to call Charleston home, you’re not alone! With the area’s ever-increasing popularity, finding the right home can be a challenge. The great news is that by joining forces with CalAtlantic, Lennar just became not only the largest homebuilder in the U.S., but also the largest homebuilder in Charleston. That means homebuyers like you will find even more Lennar communities to choose from in Charleston … Read More
Sponsored by: Stuhr Funeral Home As with any important occasion, one of the big questions is: What to wear? People often wonder the same thing when it comes to funerals or memorial services. And while it may be a somber occasion, you still want to look your best to honor the life of the person who has passed. Here are a few current trends to ensure you are both respectful … Read More
Third grade is a benchmark year for students: it’s when they transition from learning to read into reading to learn. But, the groundwork for third grade success has to start as early as preschool. It’s why Trident United Way last year launched the Tri-County Reading by Third Project, a three-year pilot program designed to raise reading proficiency rates of children by the end of third grade. This project marks the first time all four Tri-County school districts have worked collaboratively on an initiative of this size.
As one of the nation’s top sellers the last decade, Diana Johnson knows the high-stress world of residential real estate and the toll it takes on agents, and by extension, their customers. As the owner of Realty ONE Group Coastal, she’s out to change that – providing a world-class experience to everyone involved.
Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings announces the grand
opening of their new Latitude Margaritaville 55-and-better active adult community in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, the second of these island-inspired communities to open, will celebrate its sales center opening on February 17.
Any big decision requires research and careful consideration. Selecting a nursing home for your parent, spouse or loved one is no exception. It’s hard enough to recognize a family member needs more care than you can provide at home. So it’s important to vet a few facilities, ask questions and take tours so you can make the very best decision possible.
FrontDoor Communities is crafting more than homes; the company is developing neighborhoods that foster social interaction and a connection to place. A semi-custom builder, FrontDoor is building homes that accentuate the surrounding landscape, taking advantage of the environment and natural beauty of the Lowcountry.
Beautiful Sumter home design with grand owners’ suite,1st floor study and loft. No matter who’s in your family, children, teenagers, grandparents or fur babies,there’s a lot to consider when looking for your new home. How do you spend your time? What activities do you enjoy? What amenities do you want right inside your neighborhood? Each family is unique and choosing a neighborhood and home involves far more than just price and availability.Dan … Read More
As the youngest generation of homebuyers, Generation Y or Millennials, are seeking out homes that reflect both their personal beliefs and individual style. In the Lowcountry, Millennials and firsttime homebuyers have two new eco-friendly, solar, and Wi-Fi certified smart communities designed with them inmind: SeaAire on James Island and Hamlin Oaks in Mount Pleasant.
When the participants of a partnership are aligned and well-matched, good things are the result.
The Prosperity Centers, located in Moncks Corner and Summerville, are two local sites where great partnerships are formed. Solutions focused match-ups often include multiple nonprofits that working together to offer residents tools for achieving financial stability. One of these partnerships assists qualifying residents with filing federal and state taxes at no cost.
One way to make a family member’s transition to nursing home living a little easier is with frequent visits. This will reassure your loved one that she’s not forgotten or abandoned. Beyond simply stopping by for a quick hello, put together a plan for a successful visitation schedule that allows you to carefully monitor your loved one’s wellbeing – physical, emotional and social. Here are 5 tips for creating a … Read More
It’s an inevitable situation for homeowners: cracks in the driveway, sidewalks, garage floor or in the concrete patio near the pool. Cracks in the concrete can occur for a number of reasons from routine settling to encroaching tree roots.
Whatever the reason, cracks are an annoying eyesore and, if the pavement is particularly uneven, it can create a tripping hazard. Redoing the concrete is expensive and neglecting repairs can lead more damage down the road.
Kathryn Mapes Turner believes in painting what she knows. And as someone who was born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Turner knows the wildlife of the Grand Teton National Park. As is her habit, Turner rose on a December morning and was out in the park at daybreak photographing and drawing 40 moose as they grazed. That kind of authenticity is clear in Turner’s paintings of wild horses, bears, … Read More
The holiday is a time of gathering with friends and family. It’s a joyous season marked by laughter, good spirits and time-honored traditions. But for those missing a spouse, parent, child or loved one, the holiday season can be challenging. Whether the loss is recent or several years old, this time of year is a stark reminder of the people who are missing from the dinner table or whose stocking … Read More
Giving the gift of Charleston has never been easier. Local boutiques, downtown markets and even the gift shops of museums and historic sites offer a wide selection of handcrafted and uniquely Charleston gifts. Check out these ideas for giving a little piece of the Holy City to everyone on your holiday shopping list. Gifts for Her Gold Bug Shining Star Ring: The oldest family owned jewelry store in … Read More
The 2018 Charleston STEM Festival is growing – both in its footprint at Brittlebank Park and in its offerings to older students.
This year’s event on Feb. 3 will have a career concourse geared toward middle and high school students as well as young professionals curious about what kind of degree or certification they need to pursue a STEM career. Festival organizers also are partnering with the Associated Builders and Contractors – Carolinas Chapter to introduce students to potential jobs in construction, electrical engineering and masonry.
Whether you have a camera bag filled with the latest photography gear or simply enjoy snapping photos with your iPhone, photography buffs will love exploring Dorchester County. Capture historic buildings, picturesque parks, church ruins and tiny towns bursting with character and charm. Plan a photography tour of Dorchester County, taking your time to learn about the authentic character of South Carolina and all that makes this state special. These towns, … Read More
It happens every year after the holidays: You look around your house and think, "Where do the kids put these new toys?" "Where do I store the extra Christmas decorations I bought on clearance?" "Will these extra sweaters fit in my closet?" Instead of stuffing one more item in an already overstuffed closet, drawer or garage shelf, why not use the holiday season as an opportunity to rid your home … Read More
In the season of giving, we often feel a tug to help our neighbors most in need by pitching in at a soup kitchen or donating toys so that local children can have a happy holiday. This is the perfect opportunity to involve your children and help them learn about the importance of giving back. Amy Maciariello, director of resource innovation at Trident United Way, has a lot of experience … Read More
Sponsored by: The Citadel With financial assistance often available to veterans under the GI Bill, many of them turn to college classes and continuing education as a way to transition to the civilian workforce. The Citadel offers its regular degree programs to veterans along with specialized resources, making it a good fit for veterans as well as active duty military. The Citadel has both day and evening programs for veteran … Read More
Sponsored by: The Citadel Henry Medlin was already doing some project oversight in his job with defense contractor SAIC, but thanks to his master’s degree in project management from The Citadel, he was promoted to a project management position. Medlin is now the task manager on the Common Submarine Radio Room project. When Medlin joined SAIC, a big selling point for him was that the company would pay for his … Read More
2-piece fried chicken served with champagne at Leon's Oyster Shop Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore If you think the only thing that pairs nicely with a platter of Southern fried chicken is a glass of sweet tea, think again. Wheat beers and off-dry wines are the perfect complement to fried chicken – whether served at an upscale restaurant or a backyard family picnic. Here are 7 beverages that will bring … Read More
Board Members of East Cooper Top Producers (Left to Right): Joanne Harwell, Scholarship Chairman; Karla Leahy, Treasurer; Kendall Koste, Secretary; Lori Claussen, Vice President; Kay Kennerty, Program Chairman; Geri Lipps, President; Sally Castengera, Chaplain Sponsored by: East Cooper Top Producers By Teri Errico Griffis No one knows the local market better than a local agent. If you’re buying or selling east of the Cooper, you need to be working with … Read More
Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore Move over happy hour – there's a new way to usher in the evening. Stems & Skins and Bottles Beverage Superstore are partnering to change the way people think about their pre-dinner drink by introducing Charleston to the aperitivo culture. An Italian tradition, aperitivo is the time of day when you relax after work and prepare for dinner with an appetite-stimulating drink. "This is a … Read More
Sponsored by: Front Door Communities One of the Lowcountry's greatest treasures is her waterways. From the ocean to the marshes, people are eager to carve out their own slice of waterfront living where they can fish, boat or simply soak in the natural beauty. Such a place exists on James Island. Freeman's Point offers that casual waterfront lifestyle with a host of neighborhood amenities for enjoying life in the Lowcountry … Read More
Sponsored by: PrimeLending Are you ready to get into the home buying market, but confused about how to finance it? "There are numerous options out there," says Darlene Shackelford of the PrimeLending office in North Charleston, "so it’s helpful to be educated about all the choices." Below are 5 broad types of mortgages for any homebuyer to consider. 1. 30-year fixed rate mortgage The standard, vanilla 30-year fixed rate mortgage … Read More
Sponsored by: MUSC Health Weight Management Center Many people simplify the weight loss process: burn more calories than you consume. But, it’s a little more complex than that. How well do you understand calories and their role as fuel for the body? Do you have a grasp on just how many calories you’ll need to burn to see a significant weight loss? Start by understanding these 5 common calorie myths: … Read More
Sponsored by: Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission As a middle schooler, Josh McFadden discovered a love of skateboarding. He was drawn to the freedom of the sport. "If you have your board, you can find somewhere to skate,” he says. “You can be as creative as you want. I fell in love with that and I’ve been hooked ever since." More than a decade ago, McFadden moved from his hometown … Read More
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
More Sponsored Content Sponsored by: Dan Ryan Builders First-time home buyers could certainly use some help, a sense of security, a bit of guidance and a substantial dose of tender loving care as they navigate through the process of making one of the most important purchases of their life. They get all this and more from Dan Ryan Builders, which has built more than 10,000 homes over the past 27 … Read More
Sponsored by: Lennar Homes JOHNS ISLAND, SC – Those who love the outdoor Lowcountry lifestyle will love it even more at Stonoview. 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 and in-between centuries old, moss-draped grand oak trees, while sabal … Read More
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
Sponsored by: Stuhr Funeral Home If you spend any time at all on Facebook, you’ll inevitably see a friend post about the passing of a beloved pet. Friends chime in with their condolences and their own stories of dealing with the death of a cat, dog, horse or even a lovable lizard. Pets are such a part of the family – they nap on the couch and sleep on the … Read More
If you're not sick, then like most people, you avoid the doctor's at all costs. Without symptoms or ailments, there might not appear to be a need for medical attention. But the best way to avoid needing a doctor is to go to one in the first place. By being proactive and getting a yearly physical, you are making your health a priority. Here are 5 great reasons to schedule … Read More
Almost everyone who buys a home finances the purchase with a mortgage. Mortgages allow people with ordinary incomes to secure home ownership by spreading the payments over a long period – typically 15 or 30 years. As with any large loan, lenders require evidence that the borrower will be able to meet its terms and pay the principal and interest. “The process of qualifying, and the various options available to … Read More
The first few years of life are incredibly important in setting children up for an independent and healthy life. According to the Child Development Institute, this is because the developing brain is more flexible, which allows it to easily create and repair new neural circuits for cognitive, motor and language skills. This is especially true for children with special needs and developmental delays. Luckily, thanks to places like Bright Start … Read More