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By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
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Bring your canine friend and come on out for Dogapawlooza 2007.It will be on Gold Bug Island in Mount Pleasant on June 24th.There will be some great music by the Blue Dogs and Red Dog Ramblers.  Hometeam BBQ will be there with some grub which you can wash down with beverages by Reds.Admission is ...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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Today is truly a very sad day for all Charlestonians.Charleston has been thrust in to the national spotlight again with a fire at the Sofa Super Store on Savannah Highway last night that has killed nine City of Charleston firefighters. Mayor Joe Riley said that it was the worst fire in his 30 yea...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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When you plan your holidays, do you ever factor in the local cuisine when deciding where to go? The number of travelers seeking culinary adventures has definitely risen over the past few years, in fact, according to the Travel Industry Association of America, more than 58% of American leisure tra...

By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
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Yesterday, June 14th, the residents of North Charleston headed to the polls to elect their mayor for the next four years. It was a victory for the incumbent, Keith Summey.  He has held the position since 1994, and is happy to continue leading his city for the next four years. His competition, Hi...

By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
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Today I was listening to the afternoon news, and I heard a story that I'm still having a hard time believing. They said that the remains of a leatherback sea turtle were found in the Brandymill subdivision in Summerville, SC.  The unbelievable part is that they claim that these remains are 30 mi...

By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
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What awesome news! We have been begging for some relief, and it's finally here! It's just been released that Governor Mark Sanford will sign a bill to help alleviate the problems coastal homeowners in South Carolina have been facing.  This is a huge victory for homeowners in South Carolina.  The...

By Lee and Katherine Keadle
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We are writing to let you know about a big event coming up in the Charleston area.  The Spoleto Festival USA will take place from May 25 to June 10.  This seventeen-day arts festival will feature a broad range of performances, including theater, classical ballet, jazz, chamber music, and modern d...

By Lee and Katherine Keadle
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When I talk to clients about living in Charleston, I am always interested to hear the different reasons they have for moving to (or remaining in) Charleston.  Over the years I have heard probably hundreds of reasons, but I've managed to narrow it down to the top ten reasons to live in Charleston:...
King Street is a shopper's fantasy come to life. Imagine it, a shopping street nearly 20 blocks long, adorned with palmetto trees, charming architecture, inns, cafes, and extraordinary shops. But don’t take my word for it. An urban retail consultant who in 2003 presented the city of Charleston wi...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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The creators of CoolPeopleCare.org, a philanthropic Web site based in Nashville, announced today the expansion of the Web site to Charleston, SC. The addition is part of CoolPeopleCare's month-long initiative to expand the site into 30 new cities during the month of June. The initiative is called...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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Make sure you visit Charleston’s newest sustainable “community:” GoGreenCharleston.org.It’s a great new online community for all things green and sustainable here in the Charleston area. Kudos to Chad Norman and his crew for putting together a beautiful site with great analysis and community-buil...

By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
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So as of yesterday, June 1st, an extra 1% has been added to the state sales tax.  The South Carolina sales tax was 5%, so now we are up to 6%. The items that will not be affected by this increase are items with a set tax, like cars and boats, and groceries.  The grocery tax was lowered earlier t...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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The city of Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review on Wednesday voted 5-1 against preliminary approval of plans for Marion Square Hotel, a 185-room structure that would replace the former Charleston County Library at 404 King St.Downtown area residents, officials from preservation organizatio...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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It’s the show everyone is barking about. “Dogs: The Musical” premieres at Piccolo Spoleto this year. The show is an innovative work by South Carolinian Paddy Bell and features the musical wizardry of composer/arranger Dick Goodwin. Although this quest-like adventure follows the classical model of...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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   Piccolo Spoleto joins forces with the Charleston Jazz Initiative and Fotos for Humanity to bring you a tale of two cities’ jazz traditions: Charleston and New Orleans. The high-energy block party will shine the spotlight on some of the finest jazz musicians from both cities, each showing off t...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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Secret Tribunals—Coercion—Torture—Missing Weapons of Mass Destruction The Time is 1822; the Place is Charleston, South Carolina. Denmark Vesey: Insurrection brings to life the dramatic story of Denmark Vesey, a free black man, who along with 34 others, was executed in the summer of 1822 for alleg...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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Peninsula shoppers can now get a taste of Key West fashion without traveling to the Sunshine State.Key West, Fla.-based Biton, an upscale men's and women's clothing retailer, opened a store last week at 275 King Street in Downtown Charleston, SC.The new owners have completely revamped the large, ...

By Carolyn Dubrofsky
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 Love it or hate it, Spoleto is without question the most frenetic, vibrant, passionate 17 days of Charleston’s year (May 25 - June 10), two and a half extraordinary weeks during which our city’s love affair with itself seems entirely justified. Don’t let the cynics tell you Spoleto is just anoth...

By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
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The new forecast is out, and it doesn't look very good. The forecasters at NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) are calling for: 13-17 Tropical Storms 7-10 Hurricanes 3-5 Major Hurricanes (Category 3,4 or 5) This year we seem to have switched from the El Nino activity we've...

By Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate
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Ginn Clubs & Resorts will sponsor and stage its second LPGA tournament - the Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika Sorenstam at the Arnold Palmer designed Rivertowne Country Club Course, May 31-June 3, 2007.Being offered is the third largest purse in the 2007 LPGA schedule - $2.6 million, with the champ...

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