Pieces of the Parish

Pieces of the Parish

Part 8 in a series examining the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Stories are like presents for me so Merry Christmas and thank-you for the e-mails adding to the “Pieces of the Parish”! Part 8 of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I have started at the...

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Community Says Good-bye to Drayton Hall Patriarch

Community Says Good-bye to Drayton Hall Patriarch

Charles Henry Drayton III passes away at the age of 101 from Staff Reports  Last month, Charles Henry Drayton III peacefully passed away at the age of 101. Drayton, fondly known to friends and family as Charlie, devoted his lifetime of work towards the preservation...

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A Vision of Yesterday

A Vision of Yesterday

Perspective is an important term to have in the vocabulary when attempting a retrospective look into a community. I have had the privilege of learning many varying perspectives over the course of the last eight years while researching for the publication of West...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish (part 7)

West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish (part 7)

Remembering the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish After a trip through the Emily Ravenel Farrow archives, its now time to move into Part 7 of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I have started at the beginning of the journals/milk crates/digital information and...

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The Fertile Grounds of St. Andrew’s Parish

The Fertile Grounds of St. Andrew’s Parish

Remembering the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Pleasure Grove. Old Towne. Ravenel. Wehaken. Ashem. These names connect the present with the past in St. Andrew’s Parish along the banks of the Ashley River. Charles Jervey Ravenel came to St. Andrew’s Parish in 1912...

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Barks & Bones

Barks & Bones

Halloween Party for you and your furry friends at Magnolia Community Garden from Staff Reports The Charleston Parks Conservancy is inviting you and your furry friend for a spooky good time at Barks and Bones. This dog-friendly Halloween party will be held 5-7 p.m. on...

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Tuffy Tiger Comes  To Town

Tuffy Tiger Comes To Town

Halloween Spooktakular at Frothy Beard Brewery welcomes local mascots for a Halloween fundraiser from Staff Reports Hosted by Frothy Beard and Zombie Bob’s Pizza in the Ashley Landing Shopping center, the Halloween Spooktakular community event will have free arts and...

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Back to School

Back to School

Returning to the halls and fields of St. Andrew’s Parish School In the Celebration of Progress brochure published in October of 1943 by the Exchange Club of St. Andrew’s Parish there is a page with a history of “St. Andrew’s Parish School”. The first sentence reads:...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish, Part 6

West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish, Part 6

Remembering the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish A big “Thank You” to everyone who has reached out to add to the stories! Now time to move into Part 6 of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I have started at the beginning of the journals/milk crates/digital...

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West Ashley Flashback — Taking the Long Road

West Ashley Flashback — Taking the Long Road

The Long family story has deep roots in St. Andrew’s Parish Note: This West Ashley Flashback is written by yours truly with some recollections which Leonard Long, Jr. provided respecting his grandfather, Leonard Darlington Long, known as ‘LD.’ That J.C. Long built...

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Comeback Puppy of the Year

Comeback Puppy of the Year

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center saves Brees the puppy after terrible accident by Lorne Chambers | Editor One evening back in mid-May, local residents Natalie Kaiser and Ryan Hart rushed their 13-week-old puppy Brees from Folly Beach’s West Ashley Avenue to the...

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