Keeping kids on track with summer reading

Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:57 a.m.

In the late 1900s, many libraries started to expand services for children. With this new development came extra activities and programs for these youngsters. This was also the period when a few very smart librarians acknowledged the fact that during the summer months, when schools were closed, children needed the opportunity to continue practicing …

Why Volvo is a great fit for the Lowcountry?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:08 a.m.

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” - Jim Rohn

Readers get a few issues off their chests

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:06 a.m.

Rant week, my turn: It breaks our hearts to see a family, especially a mama, have to bury a child, regardless of age – especially an injury or death that is totally preventable by the individual themselves! This past week alone, while driving, I witnessed or had a close call four times when a person, either a teen or adult on a bicycle at …

Picking the right lawn care company for you

Sunday, May 17, 2015 5:33 a.m.

“Bill, will you recommend a lawn care company to me?”

The 1706 French and Spanish invasion

Friday, May 15, 2015 8:44 a.m.

In August 1706, Charles Town had an unwelcome surprise when “four smoaks” were seen coming from the lookout on Sullivan’s Island, a signal of enemy ships in sight. Indeed, a fleet of six vessels were offshore. This was during Queen Anne’s War and in a rare moment of entente, the French and Spanish had joined forces to …

What is unschooling and could it work for your kids?

Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:27 a.m.

Are you interested in learning more about unschooling? If you haven’t heard this term before, let me explain.

Transparency needed for body-worn cameras

By Taylor Smith

SCPA Attorney

Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:47 a.m.

Unresponsive democratic governments fail.

Overcoming the perils of planning summer trips

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:14 a.m.

On Monday the 4th, a friend quipped: “May the 4th be with you.” You have to read it out loud to get it. I love “punny” humor! Star Wars fans are awaiting the release of the newest movie in December, my husband included. And speaking of him (Joe Sharp), “shout out,” honey, for our 20th anniversary! Spending …

What is right versus what is popular

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:52 a.m.

There is great disappointment among residents of Park West and Dunes West that Cambridge Square at Park West went to Mount Pleasant Town Council with approval for rezoning and the like.

Drivin’ and Chooglin’ #3

Monday, May 11, 2015 9:55 a.m.

By Doug Yates

A few helpful products to consider when aerating

Sunday, May 10, 2015 5:30 a.m.

As the nighttime temperatures warm up and the grass starts to actively grow, aerating should be considered for the health of your whole landscape. While you have the holes open in your yard, there are many products that you can add to that root zone area that will benefit your turf, trees and shrubs.

Getting to know the little films that could

Friday, May 8, 2015 7:28 a.m.

What do the movies “Blue Velvet,” “Clerks,” “Good Will Hunting,” “The Blair Witch Project” and “Juno” all have in common? They are just a few of the many popular independent films to have been made during the last 30 years. It might seem that the art of independent filmmaking is …

Making a livable wage

Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:56 a.m.

“Get a hot dog and a drink for $1.50!” was the first thing that Costco’s co-founder Jim Sinegal said in his presentation last summer at Furman University’s Riley Institute. He is very proud of his bargain. Like most members, I love Costco. On our way home from church every Sunday, we stop by and see things we never knew …

Relationship 911 with Ask Liz

Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:51 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Weathering wasp invasions and taking back your lawn

Sunday, May 3, 2015 8:27 a.m.

Digger wasps are continuing to multiply in numbers in the Lowcountry. At Possum’s, we used to get a few complaints in localized areas, now the numbers seem to be on the rise. One faithful reader of the “Horticulture Hotline” sent me a 14-page letter describing the progression of damage to her yard. I saw an old friend in the …

Charleston Listens - Are you known for monkey poaching?

By Julie Chapman

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:42 p.m.

Monkey poaching? You ask. What is monkey poaching? Good question. It is something that we do regularly. It is actually a sport we throw ourselves …

Literary lessons on brothers and sisters

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:15 a.m.

I recently wrote an article about different sources for book reviews and mentioned the website called Book Riot.

Getting kids active while helping the community

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:13 a.m.

Want your family to have a super summer? Volunteer!

Drivin’ and Chooglin’ (04-24-15)

Monday, April 27, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Special to the Moultrie News

Conditions are right for all the wrong things

Sunday, April 26, 2015 8:45 a.m.

When writing the Horticulture Hotline, I usually do not like to get too hysterical or alarmed about any event occurring in the landscape; however, this week is an exception. I can only remember one other time in 25 years of writing this column that I put out any type of alert (and that was so long ago, I can’t remember what it was about). …

Advice on guiding loved ones through loss UPDATED

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:41 p.m.

Recently, a friend of mine lost her husband unexpectedly. I use the word “lost” because, like most people, I find it hard to deal with death – including what to say to the bereaved and how to help.

Spring can be a touchy time for teens

Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:55 p.m.

Dear Liz,

It’s a great time of year in the garden

Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:18 a.m.

If you are reading this column, I imagine you have an interest in gardening. Well, this is an opportunity to hit a gardening home run. The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s 23rd annual Rose Show is going to be at Cypress Gardens on Saturday, April 25, from 1-4:30 p.m. The Rose Show is dedicated to Dr. Frank Heinsohn whose name is well …

Online sources for quality literature

Friday, April 17, 2015 7:25 a.m.

Sometimes patrons come into the library, hand us a book, and ask, “Can you tell me if I’ve read this one before?” Well, no, we can’t. Once you’ve returned a book to us, it disappears from your record, unless you owe a fine on it. Historically, libraries have made a point of not keeping a record of what patrons …

Finding the best baby sitter and communicating with kids

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:05 a.m.

Lightning round time!

Look but don’t touch with these blue beauties

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:17 a.m.

It doesn’t happen often, but a good southeastern wind from the gulf shores can wash these mesmerizing psychedelic Physaliidae onto Charleston …

All lives matter

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:27 a.m.

The sad and tragic ending of the life of Lowcountry resident Walter Scott by being shot by a North Charleston police officer has put our region and our state in the spotlight of national media.

Patience is the key to hunting wild turkeys

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:22 p.m.

I sat at the base of a white oak tree listening intently for more gobbles from a tom turkey that we “struck,” or coaxed into …

Been a long time coming

Monday, April 13, 2015 9:49 a.m.

It's been a long time for me, waiting to be eligible for a new iPhone 6, but the day is coming in May.

A refresher course on controlling mole crickets

Sunday, April 12, 2015 8:58 a.m.

Last November I wrote about mole crickets, and judging from the amount of damage to lawns I’m seeing, I need to write about them again. Between having three stores, regularly scouting around and having a whole bunch of friends in the business of killing mole crickets, when they get bad, I hear about it. Right now, they are bad! With some …

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