At Appetite for Atmosphere: Waterfront Dining in East Cooper

Waters Edge

Why would we live in the Lowcountry if we didn't ever dine outdoors? It's one of the perks we enjoy during the warmer months (or even the not-so-warm months, thanks to our mild winters), and, when the view includes water, it's even better. Here in East Cooper we have a great selection of places to dine on the water this summer, from Shem Creek to the Isle of Palms. The best … [Read more...]

Come On Over (And Stay a While)

Long Term Mt. Pleasant Residents

Sometimes a big move such as relocating to a new town is a bit like purchasing a new automobile. It can be exciting – even exhilarating. At other times, the thrill comes from buying a beautifully restored and updated classic from your youth, only to discover that it’s even better than you remembered it. That’s how it is with Mount Pleasant, as throngs of newcomers are … [Read more...]

Bookworms, Rejoice! New Mount Pleasant Library

New Library

Most residents of Mount Pleasant have visited the regional library on Anna Knapp Boulevard and battled its crowded parking lot and checkout desk. Residents of East Cooper love to read and learn, and we’ve deserved more space in which to do those things for quite some time. Fortunately, a new library is finally planned for the town of Mount Pleasant, and bookworms – … [Read more...]

A Secret Retreat: Mount Pleasant’s Marsh View Trail

Marsh View Trail

Less than 50 years ago, Rifle Range Road was a quiet rural route surrounded by small farms. Today the farms are gone and cars speed by, bringing folks to one of the many residential neighborhoods that line the roadway. Many are unaware of a hidden retreat that lies behind the Mount Pleasant Waterworks complex. When I was asked to write about Marsh View Trail, my first … [Read more...]