Sustenance for the Soul and Body: The Center for Jewish Life

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Jewish families seeking a taste of their religious heritage will soon have an array of appetizing options. The Charleston Center for Jewish Life, a 12,000-square-foot building currently under construction on 2.5 acres of land in a secluded, wooded area on Mathis Ferry Road in Mount Pleasant, is scheduled to open its doors in May 2016. According to Rabbi Yossi Refson, the … [Read more...]

Surrounded by East Cooper’s Past: Local Cemeteries

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What is it about old cemeteries that we find so intriguing? Maybe it’s the serenity and natural beauty. Maybe it’s the history. Maybe it’s thoughts of the hereafter. Regardless, the East Cooper area has more than enough historic graveyards to evoke any of these pondering. Quite a few are in some rather unlikely places. Myrtle Grove is barely noticeable on busy Venning Road, … [Read more...]

The Ravenel Bridge’s Wonders’ Way

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On most postcard-worthy days, you don’t think twice about slipping on your sneakers and taking a stroll or bike ride on the Ravenel Bridge’s Wonders’ Way. Weather permitting, it’s not uncommon to see hundreds taking in all this 2.7-mile pedestrian and bike path has to offer. Seeing the side of the bridge peppered with enthused cyclists, joggers, runners and walkers making their … [Read more...]