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There is a light at the end of the tunnel. It is a glorious heaping of cadmium yellow oil pigment on the tip of an artist’s brush stroked on a stretched linen canvas in a manner that shows freedom.     Freedom of expression through impressionistic art is a movement that began in the 1800s by...
Sunshine is great. But it only matters if you take advantage of it. The following situation has played out at public meetings recently: Concerned resident: “I’m upset because I had no idea this was going on.” Public official: “Well, we’ve had announcements on the radio. And information has been...
As we mark the one year anniversary of COVID-19 in South Carolina and the lockdown, I found myself trying to remain positive and asking, “Where is the good in this?”    I know I am not the first to ask this question or use this method of looking for encouragement in times of despair. Did it...
My absolute favorite book this month is “Zorrie” by Laird Hunt. This is a quietly stunning work profiling the life of a stalwart, humble, deeply kind woman making her life in the Indiana farm country from the Depression to the mid-20th century. This has received stunning reviews.   “The Rib...
The City of Charleston has announced that it will begin enforcing the registration of golf carts starting in March. What other concerns about golf cart use should the city address? COMMENTS: • Is it time to end the use of golf carts on Daniel Island? There are way too many underage kids driving...
The symptoms were unmistakable. We have certainly had enough experience recognizing them. My theory was confirmed on a walk around Smythe Lake. It was February, and the water at the lake’s edge was covered with a yellowish film of very fine powder.   Here we go again with another pollen...
While vacationing from Raleigh, North Carolina, Julie Dare Cooke and her husband peered through a window with a “For Rent” sign on a Sullivan’s Island storefront. The space was full of paraphernalia left behind by Mr. Gruber who’d had a variety store there for years: hulking photo finishing...
Whether you are a resident of Berkeley County or Charleston County, we are all blessed to experience the incredible quality of life that comes with living in the Lowcountry.    The Lowcountry is a global leader in manufacturing, hospitality, and conservation. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
“A party without cake is really just a meeting.” – Julia Child    I couldn’t agree more. I honestly can’t think of anything I’d rather eat than a delicious, freshly baked slice of old-fashioned cake. I say that because I am a purist — just a piece with two (or three) layers nestled with...
When it comes to learning something new, you often hear, “it’s never too late.” But when it comes to smart money habits, it’s almost never too early.    Feb. 22-26 is America Saves Week, an annual celebration that encourages us all to commit to saving successfully by setting goals and making...

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