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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A Family Affair

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

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

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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