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An Active Lifestyle: Dunes West Golf and River Club

Dunes West Golf and River Club

If it is an active lifestyle you seek, set amid a panoply of beauty and history, then Dunes West Golf and River Club is for you. Name a sporting activity, and you can be fairly certain it will be available at Dunes West Golf and River Club. The gated community off Route 41 in Mount Pleasant features a championship 18-hole Arthur … [Read more...]

Winning Isn’t Everything For Snee Farm Swimmers


Jason Kreutner has coached the Snee Farm Swim Team during a string of highly successful seasons since 1990, but he believes that winning is secondary to the fundamental values of caring, fun and sportsmanship. The team, consisting of kids from 4 to 18, has claimed 26 Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association championships since it was established in … [Read more...]

The Morning After – Charleston Cup Race Director Karl McMillan Chats with Mount Pleasant Magazine


  I've never met Karl McMillan, but I gushed to him about what a fantastic time I had at this year's Charleston Cup as soon as he picked up his mobile phone. And I'm not alone – about 12,000 other people had a great time as well at the 20th running of the local steeple chase. This year's race was the third for the Cup since the … [Read more...]

Be a Good Sport: Play it Again Sports Thrives in Mount Pleasant

Personalized customer service is the key to the difference between Play It Again Sports and the large retail sporting goods stores.

My really average golf game has a few daunting areas that desperately need improving. For years I’ve longed for that one club that could get me out of the trouble I inevitably find whenever I venture out for 18 holes. My only problem is that being a fresh-out-of-college kid, I didn’t have the funds to afford a $150 savior golf club. Then … [Read more...]

Mount Pleasant, SC Recreation Department: Fall 2012 football

Football Players, close-up

Football is a time-honored tradition throughout the United States. In towns and cities large and small, the roar of the crowd can be heard in every corner of the country and everywhere in between. It’s no different in Mount Pleasant, where the Recreation Department provides a place to play for nearly 65 teams and a way to participate for 170 … [Read more...]

Parrot Surf & Skate – Shop – Mount Pleasant, SC

Parrot surf skate shop, Charleston, SC logo

For about a dozen years, Angelo Vlcek has been outfitting East Cooper and Charleston residents with skateboards, wakeboards, surfboards and all manner of surf and skate supplies. In fact, he’s watched young surfers and skaters grow up as they have come and gone from Parrot Surf & Skate, purchasing boards, shorts, shoes and gear. Vlcek enjoys … [Read more...]

Palm Head Boards – SC coast – Environmentally friendly

Palm Head paddleboard in action

Adam Von Ins, founder of Air & Earth, opened his board shop in Mount Pleasant 10 years ago. Ever since, his company has faced a bit of a dilemma – finding quality boards designed for the everyday Charleston surfer and paddleboarder. “Most big-brand boards are made for spectacular waves like those in California or Hawaii – not the smaller … [Read more...]

Mount Pleasant, SC Residents Volunteer at PGA Tournament

The Ocean golf course, 18th hole, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Beginning Aug. 9, the PGA Championship will grace the greens of South Carolina for the first time in the tournament’s 94-year history. The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island has the distinction of representing the Palmetto State for this prestigious event, and a large number of local residents will be among the 3,000 or so volunteers whose efforts … [Read more...]

What’s All the Racket About? Tennis East of the Cooper

Boys Shaking Hands at the Tennis Net

Every year since 2001, the city of Charleston has hosted the Family Circle Cup, a nine-day affair that features the fervent play of the world’s most accomplished female tennis stars and draws hordes of appreciative spectators from the Lowcountry and from well beyond the confines of the Carolina coast. The tournament certainly played a huge role … [Read more...]

Seniors Enjoy the Center

The Senior Center is located at 840 Von Kolnitz Road off of Hospital Drive in the Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Building.

Muscles, Movies, Meals & Music A certified fitness instructor, personal trainer and staff member at the Mount Pleasant Senior Center, Barbara Gentle put it best: “The over 50 population of today is not the same as our parents. It’s a whole new world out there. Retirement is much busier and the Senior Center provides opportunities for … [Read more...]