Author's posts

Dec 12 2009

Do You Know Your Charleston: A good thrashing of graciousness

By David Farrow Why do people spend scads of money to move to a place they consider a unique, idyllic garden spot, and then work with all their might to change it? Why do some people think that some sort of minor celebrity status entitles them to demand that everyone change for their benefit? Pete …

Continue reading

Dec 12 2009

There are options outside of the Pool

By Jules Anderson With enormous population growth and ever more expensive coastal-area homes, it is simply not possible for a single insurer to collect enough premiums to cover all possible property loss. In 2008, Hurricane Ike cost Texas insurers more than they had collected in premiums in the previous 38 years. To get the highest …

Continue reading

Dec 12 2009

The Charleston Christmas Special

By Dwight S. Ives As children great and small start their Christmas wish list, Brad and Jennifer Moranz are polishing up on their talents to bring you a fresh, new Broadway-quality Christmas show. Join Johnny Fortuna, the Elvis impersonator who does Elvis better than Elvis himself, and Brad and Jennifer, who will brighten up your …

Continue reading

Dec 11 2009

Irvans drop lawsuit against Ambrose Farms

provided by David Farrow davidfarrow.wordpress.com From Babs Ambrose: “The Irvans have dropped the lawsuit against us. The FARMER has prevailed! Your support and contributions have been instrumental in this battle and have generated the heat that has caused the Irvans to leave the kitchen. They have put their house on the market and are going …

Continue reading

Dec 10 2009

KDP permit denied

provided by the Friends of the Kiawah River The DHEC Board has denied Kiawah Development Partners (KDP) a permit to construct a metal sheet pile wall on the narrow portion of Captain Sam’s Spit. At a Board review on Thursday, December 10, 2009, in Columbia, the Board reversed their staff decision. The review was the …

Continue reading

Dec 02 2009

Johns Island Workshop on Dec. 7 for Sea Islands Greenway

Charleston County Government announces a public workshop to gather input on a Sea Islands Greenway for Johns Island. The workshop will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Johns Island Regional Library (3531 Maybank Highway). The workshop will include various presentations by County staff and consultants at 11 …

Continue reading

Nov 30 2009

Stall Marching Band on Ebay!

The R. B. Stall High School Marching “Band of Blue” in North Charleston, SC, is auctioning off a 45-minute performance for the purpose of fund-raising to buy much needed musical instruments, supplies, and to finance our way to bandcamp! Stall High School is an urban low-income school in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The band …

Continue reading

Nov 30 2009

The pale blush of winter

By Kristin Hackler There’s a tiny slip of land on Johns Island that bursts into life every winter. From a distance, it looks like it’s covered in snow. Everywhere the dark green leaves droop down, heavy with their winter white burdens. But as one walks closer, the “snow” begins to show shades of blushing pink …

Continue reading

Nov 30 2009

Garden Club gets into the holidays

At 9:30am on November 13, the parking lot at Seabrook’s Lake House was packed to capacity and parking attendants helpfully guided the unending parade of cars into rows on the Lake House lawn. “What’s all the hubbub?” a Seabrook resident asked one of the lot attendants. The man smiled. “Garden Club,” he replied. Inside, the …

Continue reading

Nov 30 2009

A long range look at transportation

By Kristin Hackler On November 19, a group of thirty or so citizens arrived at West Ashley High School for the sixth of seven public meetings held around the tri-county area by the Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County of Governments (BCDCOG) to give their input on the five year update of the Long Range Transportation …

Continue reading