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Spectacular Live Blues Performances at Home Team BBQ

Posted on 12th Feb 2014 06:14:11
Category: Musical Performance, Family Entertainment, Culinary
Author: Steve Vail

I really really like Barbeque. However, not just any old BBQ will do. Slow cooked over wood; oak and/or hickory with an assortment of vinegar and mustard based sauces on the side, that's what I call real Barbeque. Now I also happen to have a rather strong affinity for live blues performances as well. So when it was brought to my attention that I just might have the opportunity to experience both at the same place and time... well now.

Schools Out For Summer - With Ambler Hall

Posted on 3rd Jun 2014 20:17:30
Category: Musical Performance, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Ambler Hall band members each contributed a great deal of talent and energy toward the evening’s performance of excellence. Michael O’Quin on Lead Guitar mesmerized listeners with his seemingly effortless driving lead solos. Bob Harmon, also on Guitar and...

BrookGreen Gardens - Beautiful, Unique, Awe-Inspiring

Posted on 23rd Jun 2014 09:29:29
Category: Tours, Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

Located on Hwy 17 in Murrells Inlet just south of Myrtle Beach and North of Pawleys Island, BrookGreen Gardens offer a plethora of scenes, trails, activities, and the largest exhibit in an outdoor setting of figurative sculptures by American artists anywhere in the world. It's unique as it is beautiful, majestic, and serene...

Sea Turtle Rescue / Release Folly Beach SEP 2014

Posted on 11th Sep 2014 12:45:02
Category: Family Entertainment, Beaches and Islands
Author: Steve Vail

One "Kemp's Ridley" and two Loggerhead sea turtles named: "Blu" (juvenile Kemp's Ridley); "Atalaya" (80-pound Loggerhead); and "Trawler" (123-pound Loggerhead) were released back into the wild at Folly Beach 5 Sep 2014 at 11:00 AM. The event was scheduled to go on, rain...

Toys For Tots Charleston Harbor Cruise

Posted on 1st Dec 2014 22:26:43
Category: Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

You could not have asked for better weather. There was a little chill in the air at 9:45 Saturday Morning, as we awaited the arrival of the SpiritLine Harbor Cruise ship. Several others were there as well, with at least one gift in hand; that was the admission to board the ship.

Timrod Library of Summerville - 100th Aniversary

Posted on 13th Apr 2015 08:26:34
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...

Wingapalooza 2015 with Featured Band Bootless

Posted on 29th Apr 2015 20:55:39
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.

Pickett Park and Pitt Street Bridge

Posted on 30th Dec 2013 20:08:52
Category: Historic Sites, Family Entertainment
Author: Steve Vail

When I have the opportunity to write about, and feature places that, relatively speaking, very few know about; I am genuinely thrilled. Picket park is just such a place.

The history of Pickett Park and Pitt Street Bridge alone is worthy of recognition and esteem. Now couple that with the park and it's public access to the Inter-coastal waterway along with the Charleston Harbor for fishing and Kayaking, and you have an area of magnificent history, sites, and recreation. Whether bicycling, Kayaking, fishing, jogging, or simply out for a stroll, this park, and the surrounding area has something for everyone.