West Ashley Flashback — All Aboard the Flashback Trolley

West Ashley Flashback — All Aboard the Flashback Trolley

Did you hear the one about the trolleys that were converted into a home in Carolina Terrace?” Yes, this is yet another intriguing St Andrew’s Parish story that has taken a few years to vet, explore and come out of the rabbit hole with enough information to convey to...

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Day Trippin — Magnolia Cemetery

Day Trippin — Magnolia Cemetery

This place for eternal rest is also bustling with life, from majestic oak trees to fish and shorebirds. A deadly virus is tearing through Charleston. People are fearful as communities grapple with quarantine and social distancing measures. Businesses, both large and...

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Road Trippin’ — Botany Bay

Road Trippin’ — Botany Bay

Edisto Island’s hidden gem is hotbed for nature, especially birds native to this region I grew up in a house full of music. Instruments hung on the walls and the huge stereo that took up an entire corner of the living room played all day and night — everything from...

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West Ashley Flashback  — Taking a Peak Into Peek’s Past

West Ashley Flashback  — Taking a Peak Into Peek’s Past

Tongue-twisters and Easter eggs hidden in the history of St. Andrew’s Parish Exciting Update: As this newest West Ashley Flashback about Isaac D. Peek goes to press, the community has learned that the South Carolina Department of Archives and History has reviewed a...

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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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