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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Posted on 3 Aug 2016
Category: Trails, Tours, Parks
Author: Steve Vail

I recall when Charles Towne Landing first opened to the general public. It was 1970 and the park's opening commemorated the city of Charleston's as well as the state of South Carolina's tricentennial. Six years later the U.S. would be celebrating its bicentennial. As a youngster visiting the park for the first time I was impressed, to say the least.

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Charleston Tea Plantation - The Only Tea Garden in the US

Posted on 9 Aug 2015
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

It's unique, it's classic, and it's all American. In the heart of the Lowcountry nestled in the midst of the Lowcountry's protected and pristine Wadmalaw Island is the home of the only commercially producing tea farm in America - The Charleston Tea Plantation.

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5 Steps To Start Your Own Blog / Web Site

Posted on 2 Jun 2015
Category: How To...
Author: Steve Vail

The word "blog" is an abbreviation for "web-log". At its inception, the "blog" was no doubt meant to be a log or online journal of sorts. However, what the blog has evolved into today is far more than a simple online log or journal. The vast majority of the blogs today are more like small online

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The SC Lowcountry, Pee Dee, Midlands, and Piedmont

Posted on 18 May 2015
Category: Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

Is Charleston a part of the Lowcountry, or is the Lowcountry a part of Charleston? I hear questions like these frequently, especially from folks that aren't from...

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Wingapalooza 2015 with Featured Band Bootless

Posted on 29 Apr 2015
Category: Musical Performance, Family Entertainment, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

Wings being cooked up right there on location were from restaurants all over the Charleston and Lowcountry area : Sticky Fingers, Queology, Rusty Rudder, Melvin's, Smoke Food Truck, Kickin' Chicken, The Loophole, Paisano's, Bohemian Bull, East Coast Wings, Midtown Bar and Grill. I did my best to eat at least a couple of wings from each. Needless to say, I got full within a relatively short time.

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Timrod Library of Summerville - 100th Aniversary

Posted on 13 Apr 2015
Category: Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Imagine Summerville 100 years ago. Hardly any paved roads existed, and horse travel was still a primary means of transportation. Only 50 years prior marked the end of the civil war. In 1888, just 21 years after the end of the war, the International Congress of Physicians in Paris...

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Palmetto Brewery Fri Night Concert Series

Posted on 14 Mar 2015
Category: Musical Performance, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

A great way to end the work week; Palmetto Brewery's Friday night concert series – Live entertainment, delicious food, and beverage, topped off with a tour of Charleston's first Brewery. The folks at Awendaw Green provide the Musical entertainment by ...

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Summerville - A Virtual Walking Tour Part 3

Posted on 5 Dec 2014
Category: Tours, Historic Sites
Author: Steve Vail

A Virtual Walking Tour Part 3 will pick up where A Virtual Walking Tour Part 2 concluded - Timrod Library. From the front of Timrod directly across the Street (Central Avenue) is the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Our first point of interest is outside the church. On the church grounds stands a monument that honors a woman of Summerville's history whose contributions have had a profound effect on the SC Lowcountry

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