Nothing says “welcome to my home” like a table of cleaning products by the front door. Corona has changed everything, even the way we entertain. For my recent little soiree, we kept the group …

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One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. It’s true. We live in a throwaway society and junkyard junkies seek bargains. Making use of discards is frugal. My late Uncle Joe found many a use for…

Rick had been sleeping on a sidewalk in a secluded area downtown for six months when we found him last month. Dressed in camouflage pants and toting a backpack, Rick wanted something different…

Close your eyes and picture your library. What do you see? Friendly faces, rows of books, computers and wait – is that a Tai Chi class? The Wando branch has been hosting a Tai Chi class every …

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I took a deep breath, checked my summer-service uniform for correctness, squared my shoulders, and took my first steps toward my cousin since last seeing him over a year ago. The lid was open.…

Ol’Boy, my faithful pound hound, is now 17 and a half people years old (and yes, I am counting half years now). I love walking Ol’Boy this time of year and getting to smell the wonderful magno…

When I die, I expect friends, acquaintances, and perhaps strangers to ask a common question, “How did he die?”

Well, my wife is certainly feeling confident when it comes to home repair. And that may have something to do with the fact that she has tackled a plumbing and an air conditioning (AC) issue th…

Greetings from the Wando Mount Pleasant Branch Library! We are excited to join our colleagues at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library to share engaging resources and programs. Perhaps many of y…

As we have all seen during this COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of putting themselves in harm’s way in the service of others, nurses and doctors have a disproportionally high rate of infection …

Many of us continue to hunker down in our homes following orders to stop the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, South Carolina farmers are out in their fields planting summer crops and picking spr…

The past month has been an interesting time for journalists. The current health pandemic and shutdown means that we haven’t covered events, sports games or meetings that we normally cover each…

Born just after World War II and raised in the Charleston area, Jebediah “Jeb” has managed to carve himself out one of those hidden Mount Pleasant gems. An obscure drive off of a busy road lea…

I often associate libraries with the season of spring. The library and spring are about the new and renewal. Learn or enhance skills and knowledge; read or reread a book; and if you have ever …

Spring’s springing. I put my hummingbird feeders up for soon the feathered jets will arrive. My azaleas burst into living color as Disney phrased it and hardwoods’ newly minted leaves look so …

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) offers two great ways for patrons to stream a wide variety of music offerings, Freegal and Hoopla, available at ccpl.org/music. Both are great resou…

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