The Sounds of Summer: Music Acts 2015

Girls in Tea Field

There’s something about summer that makes us want to relive our youth. It’s running around, sparklers in hand, while the Carolina breeze caresses our tresses. It’s cracking open a cold one, dockside, while the smoky scent of a flaming amber grill burns into the wee hours. Despite the humid temps, folks love to gather with friends to revel in outdoor activities, and so sprang … [Read more...]

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...]

Searching For That Perfect Wave: The Eastern Surfing Association

Olivia Dilling

We’ve all seen them. Their bare feet leave prints in the moist sand – a grayish beige map to adventure and adrenaline. Sometimes wetsuit-clad and always determined, they paddle out, braving the rough thrash of the sea for that ultimate dance with the elements. Can you blame them? After all, the good days are the ones that leave us sun-kissed and sandy. Just ask Marshall … [Read more...]

For Some Bridge Runners, Age is Just a Number

bill boulter

When it comes to the importance of health and fitness, age is not an issue. For some, fitness is a lifelong lifestyle; others don’t establish a regular exercise regime until after their status as couch potatoes is confirmed. That’s exactly how Bill Boulter came to be the top contender in his age group of the Cooper River Bridge Run. “I didn’t start running until I was … [Read more...]

Party of Five: The Big Events of 2015 and How They Impact East Cooper

Bridge Run pic 3

When Spoleto Festival USA trumpets in its 39th season in May, the focus of the art world, both nationally and internationally, will fall directly on Charleston. From its humble beginnings to becoming what many consider the premier event in the top-ranked tourist city in America – and number two in the world – is a breathtaking rags-to-riches transformation. While Spoleto … [Read more...]