On Board: Mount Pleasant Residents Spur Skate Park Project

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When SK8 Charleston — the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission’s sprawling new skate park – opens later this year, Mount Pleasant resident Shannon Smith will be there, along with husband Mark and their children, Audrey Indigo 13, and Johnny Otis, 7. When Shannon helped launch the movement to create the Lowcountry’s first full-sized skate park, Johnny was years … [Read more...]

Are You a Swinger? Try North Mount Pleasant Golf

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The northern area of Mount Pleasant boasts some of the finest golf courses in the Charleston area: RiverTowne and Snee Farm country clubs, Dunes West Golf and River Club, and Charleston National Golf Club. RiverTowne, Snee Farm and now Dunes West are all owned by James Feeney, who purchased Dunes West in March of this year. “It just made sense and you don’t often get a … [Read more...]

It’s Time for Some Live Tunes: The Summer Music Round-Up

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Every summer needs a soundtrack. Lucky for us, the coming months in the Lowcountry will offer plenty of moments to embrace a jam or two. From Volvo Car Stadium hosting arena-filling acts to The Windjammer providing us with intimate sets from some of our old-time favs, the forecast for this concert season calls for musical highs and scattered guitar solos. From Isle of Palms to … [Read more...]

Striking Gold: Local Cigar Manufacturer/Distributor Cigar Row

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At last, there’s a product sinister Bond villain Auric Goldfinger would have felt completely at home with, and it’s created right here in Mount Pleasant. It’s a quality cigar with Dominican filler, the best wrapper in the world, Connecticut Shade, and an infusion of pure, edible 24-karat gold. Available in two styles, the Winston and the Churchill, at $55 and $125, … [Read more...]

The Local Flavor: Farmers Markets in the Lowcountry


I remember the first time I sunk my choppers into a homegrown, perfectly ripe, South Carolina peach. Like taking a bite out of the sun, it filled my senses with aromatic vibrancy and just the right amount of sweet. Grocery-store produce picking falls short of the wonder and sense of community provided at area farmers markets. Stacks of green onions, collards, crimson peppers … [Read more...]

Craft Beers for a Good Cause: The Charleston Beer Garden

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“The 5th Annual Charleston Beer Garden event is really about fun, not beer snobbery. It’s about coming together for a day and enjoying great beer, good company and listening to fantastic regional music.” So said Jason Kirk, organizer of the event set for May 14. The director of development for Lowcountry Aids Services, Kirk does much to raise funds for the 25-year-old … [Read more...]

Some Like it HOT! …The Pepper Trend in East Cooper


  They say your taste buds change and develop every seven years, which makes sense to me because I haven't always been a fan of spicy foods. Now I can hardly stand a dish of grits or a serving of chips and salsa without the proverbial kick in the pants from a peppery sensation on my tongue. It appears I am not alone in that sentiment. Lately, more than ever, … [Read more...]

Calling All Idea People! DIG SOUTH 2016 is Here


Every spring, the Lowcountry crackles with the kind of creative energy that could power a locomotive. A multitude of tech and digital innovators descend upon the area to brainstorm, share tales of entrepreneurial ventures and keep the flame of creativity burning bright. On April 26, 27 and 28, 200 speakers and more than 2,000 attendees will come together to inspire, encourage … [Read more...]

Golfing for the Greater Good: The 4th Annual Golf Ball


Besides providing a fun-filled day in the sun, golf tournaments at the local level also serve important purpose: raising funds for worthy causes and increasing awareness of the efforts of charitable organizations. East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) will host its 4th Annual Golf Ball in May at the Daniel Island Club. The two-day fundraiser includes a golf tourney on May 9, … [Read more...]