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Summer meal program site added in Mt. Pleasant; district taking applications for other sites

Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:33 a.m.

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping hungry children eating healthy while school is out. Charleston County School District’s Nutrition Services Department will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to approved sites through its Seamless Summer Feeding Program (SSFP). The program will operate from …

Support local breast cancer patients

Support local breast cancer patients
Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:31 a.m.

Why wear white this Memorial Day when you can wear pink? Come out and support local breast cancer survivors and their families at the 12th annual …

East Cooper Community Outreach Golf Ball to use Daniel Island Club

Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 a.m.

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) recently announced its fourth annual Golf Ball, a two-day fundraiser to benefit local families living below the poverty line.

Newcomers Club holds fashion show

Newcomers Club holds fashion show
Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:01 a.m.

The East Cooper Newcomers Club held its annual fashion show on April 6 at the Sweetgrass Pavilion in Wild Dunes. It was chaired by Debbie Pepchinski …

March for Babies coming this Saturday to Charleston

Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:02 a.m.

Walkers will gather to take steps for healthier babies at the March for Babies. Saturday’s activities include an opening program at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 3-mile scenic walk through the downtown Charleston area including the Battery. Following the walk, participants will enjoy food and family-fun activities. Individuals and teams who …

Town rec department and Lowcountry Parent put on ‘Fit Family Challenge’

Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:34 a.m.

In an effort to promote healthy, active lifestyles, Mount Pleasant Recreation is partnering with Lowcountry Parent magazine in an eight-week program to challenge Mount Pleasant residents to get up, get fit, and stay in motion. Based on participation, families earn points for a chance to win prizes during the challenge period, May 1 – June …

Donating blood helps save lives in the emergency room

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:03 a.m.

Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation in recognition of Trauma Awareness Month

St. Matthew’s “Tea Time Treasures” boutique to benefit Community Outreach Center

St. Matthew’s “Tea Time Treasures” boutique to benefit Community Outreach Center
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:23 a.m.

The Community Outreach Center of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will present its 15th Annual Charity Boutique, “Tea Time Treasures, …

Charleston tech entrepreneur camp announced for summer 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:44 a.m.

[Code.Life] Camp and Porter Gaud High are offering a premium summer camp program to teach high school students business skills and how to create their own mobile apps. This immersive five-day course runs from June 13-17.

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:55 p.m.

Colorful modern hybrid teas, fragrant old garden roses and many others blooms will be on display during the 24th annual Charleston Rose Show on April 30 at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road.

Red Cross springtime events

Red Cross springtime events
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 6:20 p.m.

The American Red Cross is inviting local residents and visitors alike to our two springtime events in the Lowcountry, The Old Village Home, Garden, …

Exchange club chili cook-off

Exchange club chili cook-off
Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:14 p.m.

If you want to evoke a passion that borders on mania, you need only to ask a crowd of people, “Does anyone have a good chili recipe?” …

Weird Science headlining concert to raise money for sick children

Sunday, April 24, 2016 9:04 a.m.

Weird Science, along with local talent, is scheduled to perform at the Windjammer May 17 for Hope Jam III, Party with a Purpose, benefitting The Ethen Richardson Foundation. Eight-year-old Ethen Richardson lost his battle with cancer two years ago. Shortly after his passing, Ethen’s parents, Todd and Brandy Richardson, created The Ethen …

Charleston County Earth Day Festival

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:48 p.m.

Charleston County’s Environmental Management Department invites citizens to join in celebrating Earth Day during the 2016 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park on the former Naval Base in North Charleston.

Boy Scouts receive military flag as thanks

Boy Scouts receive military flag as thanks
Friday, April 22, 2016 11:01 a.m.

More than $1 million pledged for Lowcountry Giving Day May 3

Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:17 p.m.

Giving Day ‘16 has passed the $1 million mark in total pledges for Lowcountry Giving Day on May 3rd. Matching funds totalling $958,400 are included in the LGD totals, allowing donors to essentially double the impact of their giving to local nonprofits. Donors across the Lowcountry can browse in one place for nonprofits to support in the …

More than $1 million pledged for Lowcountry Giving Day May 3

Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:17 p.m.

Giving Day ‘16 has passed the $1 million mark in total pledges for Lowcountry Giving Day on May 3rd. Matching funds totalling $958,400 are included in the LGD totals, allowing donors to essentially double the impact of their giving to local nonprofits. Donors across the Lowcountry can browse in one place for nonprofits to support in the …

The arrival of the US Honor Flag

The arrival of the US Honor Flag
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:26 a.m.

Last night, on behalf of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, FTI Deputy Sheriff Matt Smoak accepted the United States Honor Flag after its …

Beauty queen

Beauty queen
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Boys With A Purpose Club to receive donation from Tom James Company

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 9:16 a.m.

Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area (CIS) and Charleston County School District’s Memminger Elementary School are proud to announce today that clothier, Tom James Company, will be presenting the Boys With A Purpose Club with a collection of ties on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 3:30pm.

Charleston skin cancer screening to take place on May 2, National Melanoma Day

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:13 p.m.

Doctors to provide free skin cancer screening; open to the public in the Lowcountry

LYRA Vocal Ensemble to visit Holy Ascension Church

LYRA Vocal Ensemble to visit Holy Ascension Church
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:27 p.m.

LYRA Vocal Ensemble will visit Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in the I’On Community on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., to offer a concert of …

Superhero Dance Party for people with special needs slated May 11 UPDATED

Superhero Dance Party for people with special needs slated May 11
Monday, April 18, 2016 10:36 a.m.

In an effort to provide ongoing recreation and social opportunities for community members with disabilities, the Charleston County Park and …

Volunteers sought for Waterfront Park and marsh clean-up

Monday, April 18, 2016 2:46 p.m.

Members of the community can help improve local waterways by volunteering with Belk, sustainable swimwear company Eco Swim by Aqua Green and outdoor apparel company United by Blue on Saturday, April 23 from 9 – 11 a.m. The cleanup will take place at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park to remove litter from the park at the base of the …

Nonprofit targeting single moms to put on fashion show

Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:28 a.m.

MAIA Moms, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to single mothers and their children, will host its second annual More Than a Label Fashion Show on Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at Alhambra Hall. The evening will feature a three-segment runway show, silent auction, food and music. The theme for this year’s runway show is Empowering …

Junior League announces annual projects

Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:27 a.m.

The Junior League of Charleston Inc. has announced projects with 14 community partners for the upcoming 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Radical I’On lecture series

Friday, April 15, 2016 10:29 a.m.

Twenty years ago, a radical new neighborhood was proposed for Mount Pleasant. Radical in the sense that I’On’s builders looked to root sources for design inspiration - those historic sections of Beaufort, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and other memorable places from around the world. I’On is also radical in the sense that its …

Run for Adela Saturday

Run for Adela Saturday
Friday, April 15, 2016 2:01 p.m.

Runners and walkers from all over the Lowcountry will gather together April 16 to participate in the 7th Annual Run for Adela 5K/Walk. This is the …

Easter on the island

Easter on the island
Friday, April 15, 2016 1:11 p.m.

On Sunday, March 27, in spite of threatening clouds and drizzling rain, more than 150 Lowcountry residents and guests were treated to a hot breakfast …

Marauders again sponsor veteran wreath program

Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:57 p.m.

On April 1, the Marion Marauders Society began its fifth year of sponsorship for the Wreaths Across America program. The program is a nonprofit effort to place a holiday wreath on every veteran burial site located within national cemeteries in the United States and abroad prior to the Christmas holiday. The number of wreaths placed on burial sites …

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