What’s That Racket? Tennis Pros Live and Train in East Cooper

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Parents often dream of signing little Jane or Johnny up for a sport and having professional players meet their tyke in person – not to mention offer advice, become a role model and foster dreams of getting there one day, too. Now that MW Tennis has found a home at the Family Circle Cup Tennis Center on Daniel Island, that dream is becoming a reality for many families. Led by … [Read more...]

If You’re Feeling Inspired, Try ARTspiration


Like many mothers, Heather Ackermann spent last summer searching for an activity her children would enjoy. But when her family finally found a hobby at an area business – painting pottery – the shop closed and Ackermann’s search started again.   “As soon as the word was out they were closing, I asked my kids, ‘Do you want to find something different to do as a hobby?’ … [Read more...]

All the World’s a Stage: The Mount Pleasant Writers Workshop


When it comes to artists, the birth of something exciting often leads to a kind of community which fosters even greater art. Here in our town of Mount Pleasant, that very thing is happening thanks to the efforts of the Culture Arts and Pride (or “CAP”) Commission and a few individuals who have blended their creative resources to help Lowcountry writers find a home for their … [Read more...]

Host Your Own Roast – It’s Oyster Season in the Lowcountry

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While the wintery months often conjure up images of hot chocolate by the fire, here in Mount Pleasant there’s a distinctly Southern tradition that’s equally savored: oyster roasts. Many are happy to ignore the cold winter air in exchange for the chance to sidle up to a table laden with freshly steamed oysters. If you fall into this category, you might be interested in the tools … [Read more...]

In Pursuit of the Trivial

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If you’ve never heard of Alex Trebek, you might want to skip this article. On the other hand, if you happen to know  the answers to such “Jeopardy-style” questions as which director won the Academy Award in 1962 (David Lean, “Lawrence of  Arabia”) and where the largest stadium in the world is located (North Korea, 150,000 total capacity) Trivia Night in Mount  Pleasant might be … [Read more...]