2019 WESTIE AWARDS

2019 WESTIE AWARDS

To The Future and Beyond ... Honoring 10 members of our community who are helping make tomorrow better   Every year for more than a decade, the West Of Free Press has recognized people within the community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help...

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West Ashley Takes a Bite

2019 Charleston Wine + Food Festival showcases West Ashley chefs and West Ashley venues by Lorne Chambers | Editor The 14th installment of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival (CWFF) was held last month for five days, welcoming more than 400 chefs and industry...

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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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A Truly American Wheat

Drink this for months to come It’s not yet summer, and I’m certainly not finished drinking the wonderful ambers, pale ales and bocks of spring. However, yesterday the temperature slipped gently past the 80-degree mark and there was not a cloud in the sky. Oberon had...

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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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Casually Upscale

Betty Lou’s Bistro fills a niche in West Ashley by Lorne Chambers | Editor For more than a year, the space that formerly housed Fork Café on Ashley River Road sat empty. However, the shopping center around it was booming. A popular local pizzeria opened, then a...

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WAHS on Display

WAHS’s annual A Taste of West Ashley offers the community a glimpse into the various programs offered at the  high school from Staff Reports According to author Mitch Albom, it’s important to “devote yourself to your community around you and to devote yourself to...

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From the Mountains to the Marsh

The 5th Annual Charleston Bluegrass Festival returns to West Ashley, with two days of live music by Lorne Chambers | Editor Two years ago the Charleston Bluegrass Festival was held in West Ashley on a stunning piece of Lowcountry called the Charleston Woodlands....

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Art Matters

Courtney Trevino West Ashley Vinyl Shop Owner, teacher, DIY crafter Describe what you do: I use a special printer type cutting machine that allows for shapes and text to be cut out of paper, vinyl, fabric, or heat transfer materials for fashion, home goods, and...

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2019 WESTIE AWARDS

To The Future and Beyond ... Honoring 10 members of our community who are helping make tomorrow better   Every year for more than a decade, the West Of Free Press has recognized people within the community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help...

read more

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