Creative Ways to Honor a Loved One's Memory This Holiday Season

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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

Manager Hones Leadership Skills in Graduate Program

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As a general manager at the Georgia Ports Authority, Karl Nell oversees almost 100 people in the crane division at one of the world’s busiest ports. So, when Nell decided he wanted to learn more about how to lead and influence his employees, he turned to The Citadel’s leadership studies program. It was a great fit for Nell in his desire to hone his leadership skills and people management techniques, … Read More

Rum Cocktail Hits the Mark as Perfect Cool Weather Drink

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The Old Fashioned is a favorite wintertime cocktail whether you’re relaxing at Friday happy hour or enjoying a casual dinner out. So, when bartender Scott Bailey was creating a new cocktail at Cane Rhum Bar, he turned to the Old Fashioned for inspiration. "Come winter, I'm thinking about two things — drinking Old Fashioneds and escaping to somewhere warmer. This cocktail from Cane Rhum Bar combines the best of both … Read More

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

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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

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 of 78, … 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

Thought Leader: Attorney Shakes Up Concept of Billable Hours

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Trey Nantz has some pretty strong – and progressive – views on how to shake up the legal profession. Three years ago, Nantz opened his own small firm so he could get back to the roots of the profession as problem solvers for the public. Somewhere along the way, lawyers lost sight of that role and Nantz says the concept of billable hours is largely to blame. In many situations, … 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

6 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Death

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There’s never an easy way to break the news about the loss of a loved one, a family friend or even a beloved pet. When it’s time to talk to kids about death, the conversation can be even more challenging. But death is unavoidable, so having an honest and age-appropriate conversation with your child about loss is important. It may be tempting to gloss over what’s happened, especially with smaller … Read More

How to Upgrade Your Next Tailgate Party

Football season is in full swing. Whether you’re cheering for your college alma mater or your favorite NFL team, every Saturday tailgate or Sunday afternoon football party needs great food and drinks. Sure, beer and pretzels might be fine for the sports bar, but if you’re hosting the game watch, why not give your football party an upgrade? Here are some ways to score a touchdown with your next tailgate … 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

This Buzz-Worthy Cocktail is Sure to Be a Hit at Home

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Roderick Groetzinger took his inspiration from the 1920’s to create a new twist on a prohibition-era cocktail called “Bee’s Knees” – a blend of gin, lemon and honey. Groetzinger’s new version of the classic cocktail, named “Bee Humble,” is available at Sermet’s Southernterranean Cuisine-Bar. The recipe includes an aperitif wine, apple brandy, honey syrup, lemon juice and a dash of orange bitters. Simply mix all the ingredients in a shaker and … Read More

7 Signs of a Great Financial Planner

Sponsored by: The Gorman Financial Group What is the biggest mistake people make when it comes to their financial planning? It’s not what you think. The biggest mistake, says Rob Gorman of The Gorman Financial Group in Charleston, S.C., is hiring financial experts who don’t fully understand your values and vision. Help ensure you find the right financial planner to protect your future by looking for these seven characteristics: 1. They … Read More

Save Money and DIY This Year's Halloween Costume

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In 2016, more than 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween, and they spent a lot of money to do so – $8.4 billion, in fact. Individually, people spent $82 on average, an increase from $74 in 2015 according to the National Retail Federation. With Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season just around the corner, you don’t want to bust the budget on Halloween, why not get creative with your costume and … 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

Easygoing Elegance in the Lowcountry

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – In anticipation of a Sept. 30 grand opening, CalAtlantic Homes is putting the finishing touches on Saint John’s Lake, its newest coastal community with a peaceful, laid back lifestyle just minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Located at 3348 Great Egret Drive on Johns Island, Saint John’s Lake is a unique community situated on a 63-acre recreational lake, with boat dock and designated launching areas, that residents can … 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 Social Media Rules Following a Death

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Sponsored by: Stuhr Funeral Home In today’s world, we live so much of our lives on social media that it only makes sense that death would find its way into our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. But this is still relatively new territory, so it can difficult to navigate the etiquette of what to do and say about death on social media. When it comes to responding to a death … Read More

Be 'The Boss' of Your Next Party with this Margarita Recipe

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Sponsored by: Bottles Beverage Superstore When it comes to crafting a delicious and refreshing cocktail, sometimes the best recipe is just a classic drink made with a world-class liquor. That’s what Morgan Hurley, beverage director at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, was thinking when he created the El Jefe Margarita. He turned to classic margarita ingredients – tequila, citrus and triple sec – for a refreshing addition to the Mex 1 cocktail … 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