West Ashley Flashback  — A Walk in the Park

West Ashley Flashback  — A Walk in the Park

Parks played — and continue to play — pivitol rolls in communities throughout West Ashley Maps and Plats of the early neighborhoods in St. Andrew’s Parish have interesting features and often give us clues as to what the community desired when the neighborhood was...

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Day Trippin’ — Charles Towne Landing

Day Trippin’ — Charles Towne Landing

Annual Founders Day festivities at West Ashley landmark get a 21st century virtual overhaul this year In April of 1670, a single wooden ship called the Carolina sailed into Charleston harbor and at the behest of King Charles II, the occupants established the first...

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Sleep well. Eat well. Play well. Don’t worry.

Sleep well. Eat well. Play well. Don’t worry.

Dr. Leon Banov was a calming voice of comfort during uncertain times One hundred years ago, the infectious diseases of smallpox, typhoid, diptheria, and tuberculosis were of great concern for the community. In addition, a few years earlier the Spanish Flu had been...

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Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Wildlife and history abound just a short drive down Savannah Highway In West Of’s newest feature, Aaron O’Brien explores local attractions and scenic outdoor spaces by taking readers to locations within a short drive of West Ashley. From pristine beaches to forest...

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A Silver Anniversary

A Silver Anniversary

Mayor Tecklenburg presents local Home Care Company with City Council Proclamation in recognition of 25 years of service from Staff Reports Mayor John Tecklenburg recently presented Mary Peters, owner and founder of Care For Life in West Ashley with a City Council...

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Flashbacks of  Holidays Past

Flashbacks of Holidays Past

Everybody loves a parade, especially a Christmas Parade. A 1959 article from The Charleston Evening Post announced a Santa Claus parade sponsored by the newly opened St. Andrew’s Center. Santa would ride on St. Andrew’s Parish’s newest fire engine from the St....

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West Ashley Flashback: Pieces of the Parish, Part 10

West Ashley Flashback: Pieces of the Parish, Part 10

Remembering the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Part 10 (can you believe it) of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I have started at the beginning of the journals/milk crates/digital information and shared random small tidbits gathered over the last 12 plus...

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Buzzing Around West of the Ashley

Buzzing Around West of the Ashley

Revisiting the second oldest subdivision West of the Ashley In the ongoing discussion about the name we use for our section of Charleston, Cele insisted that “West of the Ashley” was the proper term, not “West Ashley.” Many still insist on St Andrew’s Parish. The...

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Run with the Wild Ones

Run with the Wild Ones

“Where the Wild Things Run” 5K Run and Walk returns to Caw Caw Interpretive Center on March 7 from Staff Reports Grab your running shoes, and get ready to run wild at Caw Caw! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) hosts its popular annual Where...

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In-Shore Fishing Report — March 2020

In-Shore Fishing Report — March 2020

  Time To Get Back on the Water The water is warming, which means its time to get ready to catch some fish  by Captain Geoff Bennett | Special to West Of Free Press Warmer weather is arriving in the Lowcountry and we’ve already seen a few days in the 70s. As the...

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West Ashley Flashback — Return to  Wappoo Heights

West Ashley Flashback — Return to Wappoo Heights

Revisiting the second oldest subdivision West of the Ashley The “History of Building Development at Wappoo Heights” is a unique document prepared in 1994 by a group of residents described as the “History Committee”. Mrs. Barbara (Alward) Polk, Miss Lorena Nash, Mrs....

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