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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West Ashley Flashback — The Stono Park Dream Team

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

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

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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West Ashley Flashback

West Ashley Flashback

Where to Begin? There are many first sentences that have developed into stories from St. Andrew’s Parish. Some are short and sweet and to the point. Others are long threads that weave through the time, place, and fabric of the Parish. Elements of stories fill five...

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Guest Homes Were the Precursor  To Short-Term Rentals

Guest Homes Were the Precursor To Short-Term Rentals

Tourism has been an important part of this area’s economy since boats started to set anchor in Charleston Harbor. This did not go unnoticed to the entrepreneurs in St. Andrew’s Parish; especially after the bridge connection was reestablished with the peninsula of...

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The River Between Us

The River Between Us

Remembering the time a ship crashed into the Ashley River Bridge in 1955 "It seemed to me it was going to be a pretty dull day as far as getting any news pictures was concerned. I didn’t have a single assignment for the day when I reported for work,” said Richard...

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Revisiting the Underground Railroad

Revisiting the Underground Railroad

Perspectives in Freedom Conference held at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Special to West Of Free Press Scholars, living historians, and enslaved descendants will gather in West Ashley at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens to show that the Underground Railroad was...

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A Pleasurable Place For Picnics

A Pleasurable Place For Picnics

Photo: The Santos sister gather at Pleasure Grove. From left to right: Dolly Santos Reynolds, Mamie Santos Harrison (Joe Harrison’s second wife) Inez Santos Grayson and Irene Santos Burk. (Photograph courtesy of Barbara Burk deWitt and Ruth Burk Gay) In 1916 Rene...

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Pedalling Back in Time

Pedalling Back in Time

Photograph of bicycle ignites memories of a West Ashley aren’t familiar with     I think that is my bicycle in front of the Avondale Pharmacy in that picture in your paper.” That was the message left at the West Of Free Press office by Bobby Owens. The referenced...

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