Equipping Our Heroes Foundation – Dennis Walczuk

Walcyzuk, the owner and operator of Exclusively Bimmers

Dennis Walczuk recognized the need to financially support some of America’s greatest heroes after a June 2007 fire at the Sofa Super Store in West Ashley claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. Walczuk, the owner and operator of Exclusively Bimmers on U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant, described the nation’s firefighters as “truly great unsung heroes” who … [Read more...]

Housing Industry Rebounding East of the Cooper

Bridge into Mount Pleasant, Arthur Ravenel Bridge

ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL: Housing Industry Rebounding East of the Cooper The Cooper River forms one boundary of the Charleston peninsula, separating the historic downtown section of the city from its neighbors to the east. The area known as East Cooper, especially Mount Pleasant and Daniel Island, was a hotbed of residential construction before the housing industry came … [Read more...]

Winning Designs: The Art of the Bridge Run


The 2013 cooper River Bridge Run was destined from the beginning to be a success. Every year the event raises tens of thousands of dollars for local and national charities, all the while helping to plant smiles on the faces of participants and supporters alike. Every great event needs a kickoff party: The Bridge Run’s was held recently at historic Alhambra Hall in … [Read more...]

Lighting Up the Harbor: With Mount Pleasant Boat Enthusiasts


Lights are the key to a winning entry in the annual Holiday Parade of Boats, according to Art Clark and Dick Howells, Mount Pleasant residents and members of the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron, which works closely with the city of Charleston to produce the holiday event. “The winner last year – you couldn’t see the boat for all of the lights,” Howells said. Part of … [Read more...]