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FRIDAY DECEMBER 2

Tara Vis Gallery

Charleston: Vanished Pieces, And Some Things Missed
Tara Vis Gallery 
December 2, 5:00 – 8 pm
218C King Street

 

Tara Vis Gallery is proud to have Summerville’s Douglas Carr Cunningham as December’s featured photographer, beginning December 2nd, with his collection of views no longer seen, or ones about to be lost from view within the Charleston demographic. Ironically, his collection is shown when development is booming throughout the city.

 

As much as change is relentless in its advance, Cunningham’s presentation of Charleston’s past and present culture, and artifacts long-gone, reminds us of how quickly the Lowcountry has transitioned from historic antebellum city to nearly metropolitan status. Featured are framed photographic prints in color, and black and white silver gelatin, with fine-detailed subjects and abstracts. Long-time Charleston residents will recognize the forgotten, yet familiar.

 

Douglas Carr Cunningham is renowned within Charleston’s photographic arts community. The Post and Courier’s Charleston Scene last October interviewed him after he partnered with Iveta Butler to produce Charleston: One City, One Soul. The black and white film-based exhibit emphasized the commonality, not division, of Charleston’s citizens. Cunningham teaches youth and adults the finer points of photography at CunningFox Photo Education, Dorchester Two Adult Education and The Charleston Darkroom.

 

Grand Bohemian

Champagne & Shop: Jewelry Trunk Show with Oksana 
Meet the Artist Reception 
Grand Bohemian Gallery
December 2, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Meeting Street at Wentworth
Oksana’s couture pieces are made from the finest pearls, crystals and beads from the Czech Republic, Japan and Austria, including stunning elements from Swarovski. Each design is perfected by hand using only the most luxurious of materials.
Corneau
Meet the Artist Reception with John Crum
Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery
December 2, 5:00 – 8:00 pm 
92 Hasell Street
 
View works by Hilton Head artists J.K Crum and Peter Karis. Meet John, best known for his gently surreal coastal landscapes and figurative paintings, while also viewing works by the late Peter Karis, internationally known expressionist painter of people and objects.
Enjoy catered appetizers and a wine tasting while viewing art and custom handmade jewelry and gemstones by Michael Corneau.
Reinert Fine Art
Meet the Artists Reception Wesley Wofford
Reinert Fine Art & Sculpture Gallery
December 2, 5:30 – 8:00 pm 

179 King Street

Meet the Artist Reception Don Reed
Reinert Contemporary Fine Art
December 2, 5:30 – 8:00 pm 
202 King Street

New works by Rick Reinert

Hagan


Hagan Fine Art Gallery and Studio
December 2, 5:00 – 8:00 pm 

177 King Street

New Works by Kevin McNamara and Antonin Passemard
Karen Hewitt Hagan

Artist in Residence Mary Ann Cope

Restoration Library
The Restoration Hotel Culture Library and Gallery
Through January 9
In homage to Charleston’s nickname at “The Holy City,” The Restoration’s Creative Director has curated an incredible display of stained glass windows, archival objects and paintings and drawings that speak to the city’s spiritual culture and history in our Culture Library. The exhibition runs until January 9, the perfect time of year to get in touch with your most divine self.
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21st Annual Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting

 

More than 100 brilliantly lit floats will march down Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Town of Mount Pleasant Christmas Tree and fireworks display at Moultrie Middle School, immediately followed by the parade.

The parade starts at the intersection of Coleman Boulevard and Pelzer Drive, crosses over Shem Creek, proceeds up Coleman Boulevard and concludes at Sea Island Shopping Center around 8:00 p.m.

The Old Village will be accessible from McCants Drive via Rifle Range Road. Russell Drive will be accessible from Chuck Dawley Boulevard.

The entire parade route is a No Drone Zone in the interest of public safety; please leave your drones home!  Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

December 11, 2016

Coleman Boulevard Coleman Boulevard

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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The 35th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, December 10, 2016, organized by the City of Charleston in partnership with the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron. You can participate in the parade by simply registering, decorating your boat from stem to stern with lights, and joining us on the water. Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston each year.

The parade begins at approximately 5:00PM near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River, (after processing down the Charleston side of the Cooper River), at approximately 7:30PM. We say approximately, because of various factors, including wind, current, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway.

Captains and crews will be invited to the Captain’s Party and Awards Ceremony the following afternoon. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place boats in both the power and sail categories, with the best-in-show award going to the highest scoring boat overall.

Information about the historic Rotary Club of Charleston’s Light Up the Night Parade Viewing Party at the Charleston Maritime Center is available by visiting www.charlestonparadeofboats.com.

For more information: Call Ray Swagerty, Production Manager & Parade of Boats Coordinator (843) 724-7414 or contact by email

The City of Charleston and County of Charleston offer free two hour parking vouchers for participating garages. Click the voucher below to download and print. The voucher is valid beginning Friday, November 25, 2016 through Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Free Parking Voucher

Holiday Magic Free Parking Voucher

Viewing Party Details and Ticket Information

‘Tis the season to jingle and mingle on the harbor front! Join the Rotary Club of Charleston as we celebrate the holiday season with a viewing party of the Holiday Parade of Boats at the Maritime Center.  Enjoy savory foods, holiday tunes and the best vantage point for viewing boats decorated in lights, trees, music and more as they dance across the harbor. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presented by the Rotary Club of Charleston, City of Charleston and the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron, the 3rd annual Holiday Parade of Boats viewing party will be held at the Charleston Maritime Center on Saturday, December 10 with sounds of the holiday season and captivating holiday lights on boats that will promenade past the viewing docks.

 

 

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This year saw a tremendous amount of change on the peninsula. New development was in the forefront of our vision, but on the ground level, we said goodbye to some old friends. Many businesses that have been with us for many generations closed their doors for the final time. We want to take a moment to pay homage to those that we lost in 2016. Thank you for your dedicated support of the community and being there for us for so long. For the next step in your journey, we wish you all the best.

To some of our old friends, we say goodbye – You are missed

Nancy’s of Charleston – 342 King Street

Hughes Lumber (Since 1888) – 82 Mary Street

King Street Grille – 304 King Street

Bob Ellis Shoes – 332 King Street

Blind Tiger (Left us, new owners and new restaurant) – 36-38 Broad Street

Morris Sokol Furniture – 510 King Street

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company – 99 South Market Street

Wasabi (Now Sushi Blue) – 61 State Street

BiLo – 445 Meeting Street

Big John’s Pub – 251 East Bay Street

Wet Willie’s – 209 East Bay Street

Bocci’s – 158 Church Street

Molly Darcy’s – 235 East Bay Street

Leaf Charleston – 15 Beaufain Street

Parlor Deluxe – 207A St. Philip Street

Octobochi – 119 Spring Street

Dunkin’ Donuts – 200 Meeting Street

Wild Wing Cafe – 36 North Market Street (Closed after 24 years at this location)

Tony The Peanut Man – Everywhere

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Light the Lake

LIGHT THE LAKE

The much-loved Christmas tree in the center of Colonial Lake returns this holiday season. The tree will light up the lake for the first time since the park renovation. Join the Conservancy for a tree lighting celebration at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The Chucktown Trippintones, College of Charleston a cappella group, will perform and food trucks will be on site with food for purchase.
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As Christmas time approaches what better way to get ready for the holiday season than to stroll the aisles for treasures at this year’s award winning 24th annual Christmas Made in the South!  This nationally acclaimed event is a fantastic way to ease into your holiday shopping and find that special holiday gift for that “hard to shop for” friend.

Christmas Made in the South is focused on keeping the world of fine artisans and craftspeople vibrant.  Exhibitors will be there all three days demonstrating and selling their handcrafted works, Santa’s elves hard at work.

This is an event like no other.  Amazing craftspeople, outstanding art, unique gourmet food, and diverse entertainment to whet and satisfy every demanding appetite.  Handmade, one-of-a-kind designs populate the booths that fill the festival:  silk wearables to fabric bags, dichroic glass jewelry to close-up photography of nature’s funniest and fiercest creatures all await and more!

The Exchange Park Fairgrounds
9850 Highway 78, Ladson, SC 29456

Show Hours & Directions

December 2, 3 & 4
Fri. 10-6 – Sat. 10-6 – Sun. 11-5

One Admission Good for All 3 Days with hand stamp!
Adults – $7.00 – Children 12 & Under – Free
ACRES OF FREE PARKING!

Sponsors:

Complete Event Details

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Sometimes we are lucky to uncover some rare footage of Charleston yesteryear.  We have a few great looks back at the way Charleston used to be.

Sit back in this virtual time machine and enjoy some footage from the treasure chest of the Charleston historic archives.

Budweiser Clydesdales – Charleston, SC 1957

Sara Byrne and Nessa K in Charleston, SC – Sullivan’s Island (Music Video)

Charleston, SC Snow – 1973 (Super 8)

WXTC Charleston, SC (Light Rock) – Donna McCoy (1986)

WXTC Charleston, SC (Light Rock) – Mark Cardnella (1985)

Hurricane Hugo – Wrath to Restoration – Charleston, SC (1989)

Hurricane Hugo – The Morning After News Charleston, SC – 1989

South Carolina 1950’s

Charleston, SC Historic Flooding – October 3, 2015

Charleston, South Carolina 1964

We hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane.

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Robert Frank Iconic Image of 1950's Charleston

Robert Frank Iconic Image of 1950’s Charleston

The passion for Charleston history has inspired us to do another installment of historic Charleston, SC images.  We have searched far and wide to show the people, architecture and lifestyle of Charleston through the years and your enthusiasm to absorb, remember and share has been overwhelming.  Please enjoy these prints that take us through the years.  Some memories fond, some heartbreaking, but all memorable.

Charleston, Through the Years – A Visionary Look Back

Charleston Market circa 1906

Charleston Market circa 1906

 

1914 Charleston Police Station Postcard

1914 Charleston Police Station Postcard

 

Print advertisement for sale of slaves

Print advertisement for sale of slaves

 

Drayton Hall 1869

Drayton Hall 1869

 

King Street 1907 Postcard

King Street 1907 Postcard

 

Vendue Range 1865

Vendue Range 1865

 

1915 - Children playing in flooded streets

1915 – Children playing in flooded streets

 

Fire scarred Mills House - 1865

Fire scarred Mills House – 1865

 

4th of July 1937 Folly Beach

4th of July 1937 Folly Beach

 

Physicians and Surgeons Hospital 1886 Charleston

Physicians and Surgeons Hospital 1886 Charleston

 

Post Fort Sumter Attack

Post Fort Sumter Attack

 

African American Family 1938

African American Family 1938

 

Gene Wilson Miss Charleston 1958

Gene Wilson Miss Charleston 1958

 

Charleston child 1950

Charleston child 1950

 

Cannon Street YMCA 1955 - Watching a game

Cannon Street YMCA 1955 – Watching a game

 

Aftermath of 1938 tournedos in Charleston

Aftermath of 1938 tornados in Charleston

 

Feb 18 1965 - Surrender of Charleston

Feb 18 1865 – Surrender of Charleston

 

Never forget our past

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PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has released its 2017 Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report for 2017 for the United States/Canada and it reveals a very telling story for Charleston and its housing markets.

PWC Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2017 Full Report

The report defines the future of Charleston, SC real estate, saying:

“Charleston, South Carolina, could be considered an emerging 18-hour city with an economy that is firing on all cylinders going into 2017. Strong demographic growth, the expansion of manufacturing facilities, improved transportation and logistics access, and a growing tech services industry are all driving the Charleston economy. Population and household growth is projected to be strong in 2017. In addition, Charleston is becoming a preferred destination for college graduates between the ages of 25 to 34. The younger well-educated workforce is facilitating the growth of Charleston’s expanding tech base. High-tech employment is projected to expand at a faster pace than the national average in 2017. On the manufacturing front, one automaker is starting a major expansion while another is opening a new production facility. Auto production activity could lead to an influx of new parts suppliers locating in the region. Finally, the Port of Charleston should benefit from the Panama Canal expansion. Planned capital expenditures at the port will improve the competitiveness of the operation and further establish Charleston’s reputation as a logistics hub.”

State of Charleston, SC Real Estate

This report indicates that there is an increased demand for investment in Charleston real estate and the potential for a huge upside in 2017.  For overall real estate prospects in 2017, Charleston, SC is ranked #31 in the nation.  Charleston is ranked #2 behind Raleigh, NC home building prospects in 2017.  Investor demand, which is an indicator of the interest investors have in the future prospects of development in a region has Charleston #14.

 

 

Charleston Buy, Sell, Hold Recommendations

The full report contains an in-depth analysis on pricing, population and other key census indicators.

 

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Ingevity employees recently presented a check totaling $1,012,146 to Trident United Way, representing donations made by the company and 228 of its Charleston area-based employees. Ingevity is the sixth company in the history of South Carolina to donate over $1 million to Trident United Way. This year’s donation marks the third consecutive year that Ingevity has raised more than this amount for the organization.

“This donation represents an investment in the education, financial stability, and health of the community,” said Michael Wilson, president and CEO, Ingevity. “We are happy to play a role in helping to improve the quality of life for our neighbors.”

Trident United Way is a catalyst for transformative community change, working with the community to identify the most pressing needs, and finding the resources to address them. Monies raised by Ingevity directed to Trident United Way will assist in providing support including grants, infrastructure and guidance in the areas of:

  • convening and integration;
  • education;
  • financial stability;
  • health; and
  • connecting the community.

Ed Rose, executive vice president and president, Performance Chemicals, Ingevity, and chairman of the board for Trident United Way, stated, “Giving back to the community is an important component of who we are at Ingevity. We are proud of our employees, and continue to be impressed by their generosity.”

“We are so grateful for Ingevity and its employees who are committed to making Bold Community Change locally by giving of their time, talent and treasure,” said Chris Kerrigan, president and CEO, Trident United Way. “For the third year in a row, we are amazed by Ingevity’s achievement and dedication to Trident United Way’s mission.”

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, printing inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of talented and experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,500 people. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NGVT). For more information, visit www.ingevity.com.

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