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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West Ashley Flashback — Pieces of the Parish

West Ashley Flashback — 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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West Ashley Flashback — A Vision of Yesterday

West Ashley Flashback — 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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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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