In Your City Of Charleston

Reverend James Tolbert Celebrates 90 Years of Life

By Kurt Walker A gathering of family and friends came together this past Saturday to celebrate the 90th birthday of Reverend James E. Tolbert.  The event was held in the fellowship hall of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church on Nassau Street where Tolbert serves as an associate minister. The program for the occasion was featured several members…

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Charleston County waterparks are open daily through August 11

Cool fun awaits kids (and adults) of all ages at the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) three area waterparks – Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark!  All three waterparks are open daily through Aug. 11. Weekend-only operations will begin Aug. 12 and continue through Labor Day. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark…

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2017 Charleston Natural Hair Expo Attracts Thousands to the Lowcountry 

By Natalie Prioleau Known as the “premier hair expo of the Carolinas,” the annual Charleston Natural Hair Expo continues to expand as a source for cultural, social and economic empowerment in the Lowcountry. The event brought some of the most relevant health and beauty bloggers/vloggers, entrepreneurs, vendors and brands to Charleston. Designed to “educate and…

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Fresh Future Farm Offers Local Youth STEAM Opportunities For The Summer

By Damion Smalls North Charleston’s resident urban farm and grocery store Fresh Future Farm has just successfully completed its first round of youth farm camps, with additional courses taking place July 4-6 and July 25-27. The camp incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education throughout its three days of activities with interactive outdoor…

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Charleston County Parks and The Parklands Foundation present the “Swim For It” Campaign

Initiative raising funds for drowning prevention The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) and the Parklands Foundation have created a new campaign to raise money for drowning prevention, which includes swimming instruction, construction and maintenance of pools in three rural areas of Charleston County.  The Parklands Foundation, a non-profit component of CCPRC, is launching…

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Book drive to support literacy in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd

A month-long book drive will be held this July to collect new and gently used children’s books in Charleston area communities for distribution through the Reading Partners’ network of tutors working in local schools with students needing to improve their literacy and reading levels. The books will help the students build a love for reading…

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