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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Posted on 13th Jul 2017 06:12:39
Category: Trails, Tours, Parks, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

This spectacular and historic plantation with its beautiful gardens is still owned and meticulously preserved by the family that started it over 300 years ago, which is something that sets it apart from other historic plantations of the SC Lowcountry. Overrun and ravaged by enemy troops during both the Revolutionary and Civil wars, Magnolia Gardens has not only survived but has continued to thrive. While the original plantation house may not have survived these wars, it's the gardens and natural beauty of Magnolia that have always been the plantation's primary focal point. Many of the plants, trees, and gardens date back to Magnolia Plantation's earliest days.

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The Best of Charleston and SC Lowcountry 2017

Posted on 22nd Apr 2017 10:16:25
Category: Tours, Parks, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

The Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto festivals are just around the corner and Tourism on the Charleston Peninsula is in full swing. So where do you go first? How do you plan a visit to this beautiful historic area that will enable you to utilize your time and resources in the most efficient way possible? To my knowledge, at this time, a completely exhaustive list of all sites and events within the Charleston and Lowcountry area doesn't exist. But hey... I am working on it. In the meantime...

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Charleston And Lowcountry Current Events January 2017

Posted on 27th Jan 2017 09:07:22
Category: Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Something is always happening and things are constantly changing within the Charleston and Lowcountry area. In an effort to keep everyone up to date on the latest and greatest I've decided to publish a monthly to bi-monthly "Current Events" article. The article will focus on charities, entertainment, and some local news among other things that pertain to the Charleston and Lowcountry area. To view more details on individual events check out the events page at: http://charlestonandlowcountry.com/events.php

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Eddie Bush – Singer/Songwriter and Author of "I C Christmas"

Posted on 10th Dec 2016 12:53:30
Category: Musical Performance, Family Entertainment, Artists/Artisans
Author: Steve Vail

Two o'clock in the afternoon at Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville, SC – That's where I arranged to meet up with the author of one of my favorite Christmas Songs – "I C Christmas". As Eddie Bush began telling about how he got into music at a very young age, it became quite apparent to me that Eddie Bush was far from typical. After 35 years in the music industry and a "major recording label" deal, Eddie continues to write and perform original music as well as provide lessons to a large number of students. Taking into account his ability with the guitar as well as his writing and vocal abilities, it would hardly be a surprise to see him attain another "major recording label" deal in the not too distant future.

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Brad and Jennifer Moranz and Charleston Christmas Special Part 2

Posted on 1st Dec 2016 16:34:28
Category: Musical Performance, Family Entertainment, Artists/Artisans
Author: Steve Vail

Brad and Jennifer Moranz are responsible for the creation, direction, choreography, and performance of the "Charleston Christmas Special" as well as two other full-scale Broadway type musical revues performed annually at the Charleston Music Hall.

This is Part 2 of a two-part article originating from an interview I recently conducted with Brad Moranz. Part 1 focuses on the history and early beginnings of Moranz Entertainment.

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Brad and Jennifer Moranz and Charleston Christmas Special Part 1

Posted on 28th Nov 2016 07:33:20
Category: Musical Performance, Family Entertainment, Artists/Artisans
Author: Steve Vail

One of the greatest benefits of writing articles for Charleston And Lowcountry .com is the opportunity it gives me to meet, talk to, and interview outstanding leaders in our community such as Brad and Jennifer Moranz, whom I would otherwise most likely never meet. For that I am grateful.

Brad and his wife Jennifer, or "Jenny" as he affectionately calls her, are responsible for the creation, direction, choreography, and performance of the "Charleston Christmas Special" as well as two other full-scale Broadway type musical revues performed annually at the Charleston Music Hall.

This is Part 1 of a two-part article originating from an interview I recently conducted with Brad Moranz. Part 1 focuses on the history and early beginnings of Moranz Entertainment.

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Morris Island Lighthouse Lighting And COA Eco Tour

Posted on 4th Oct 2016 06:56:10
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

Saturday night October 1, 2016, at 7:30pm, the Morris Island Lighthouse once again pierced the darkness and illuminated the north end of folly beach and surrounding areas. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1962 and has remained dark since. This ceremonial lighting was the first time the Morris Island Lighthouse beacon has been lit since that time. Realizing the historic significance of this lighting, I began making plans to attend as soon as I heard about it. My first plan was to walk down the old Coast Guard Road at the end of north Folly Beach and view the lighting from the beach there. However, anticipating the crowd my wife began looking into tour boats that might be covering the event. Charleston Outdoor Adventures (COA) fit the bill perfectly. We reserved our seats online and...

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Getting Started

Posted on 13th Feb 2013 16:34:49
Category: Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Hi, My name is Steve Vail. I first decided to create a blog in an effort to learn more about working with HTML and the fundamentals of website design and development. I also thought it might be nice to make a little money while I was at it...

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