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

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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A Family Affair

Sisters lean on each other while earning degrees, managing families, volunteering, and writing books by Mikie Hayes | Special to West Of Free Press Best friends. Classmates. Authors. Sisters — in more ways than one. Since childhood, Roxanne Brown Johnson and Michelle...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish, Part 5

At the end of every West Ashley Flashback there’s a question that takes many forms but in essence says: “Can you add to the story?” The question is followed by a simple request: “Contact Donna at westashleybook@gmail.com.” Thank-you to all of you who have reached out...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of The Parish, Part 4

Revisiting some tidbits of history from the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish This is the fourth part of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I’ve started at the beginning of the journals/milk crates/digital information and shared random small tidbits entered...

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Taking Care of the Skin You’re in

Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston provides free skin cancer screening for the public from Staff Reports For the 14th year, dermatologists and certified dermatological providers from Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston will offer free skin cancer...

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A Plant Lovers Paradise

Plantasia 2019 offers a plethora of plants, a kids fairy garden, and more by Lorne Chambers | Editor The Lowcountry’s premiere garden festival and plant sale, Plantasia, returns to West Ashley this month for two days of activities and plants, plants, and more plants....

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West Ashley Flashback — The Stono Park Dream Team

The family that built one of West Ashley’s oldest neighborhoods At the end of every West Ashley Flashback there is a question that takes many forms but in essence says: “Can you add to the story?” The question is followed by a simple request: “Contact Donna at...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of The Parish

Part 3 Revisiting some tidbits of history from the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Part 3 of this who-knows-how-many-part series where I’m having to start at the beginning of the journals/milk crates/digital information and shared random small tidbits entered over...

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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of The Parish

Part 2 Revisiting some tidbits of history from the early days of St. Andrew’s Parish Last month, I wrote about how many first sentences have developed into stories from St. Andrew’s Parish. Elements of these stories fill five journals, two milk crates, and over 10 GB...

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Good Enough Parenting

I Love You — A Mother’s Valentine Some version of feeling benevolent, enamored with or attached to another person is generally at the heart of defining what it means to LOVE. Yet, when I think of what loving can feel like as a parent I must confess that it’s often not...

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