May is the month for celebrating scholars who've worked hard for years to achieve their life's goals. Sadly, the COVID-19 virus has stifled traditional festivities, launching schools and universities into the virtual world. On May 9, more than 1,000 Citadel graduates took part in two virtual commencement services. The Citadel dates back to the 1800s when the college played a … [Read more...] about The Citadel
Welcome to Pandemic World! The shelter-in-place order has changed the face of the Holy City. Empty streets and bare beaches have become the new norm. In what predictably would be the busiest season, shops, restaurants, and popular tourist spots all stand abandoned. What do we do now? Turn to one of our favorite past times - reading. We've always been avid readers, using … [Read more...] about #StayHome (And Read)
Anyone else having a hard time keeping track of the days of the week? Staying home has a strange way of making every day seem like Saturday. There was a time, not so long ago, when that would have been a welcome relief to most of us. One more example of what we think would be a dream come true, turns out to be just the opposite. With the news constantly changing, it's not … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Remain Calm + Create Peace Inside Your Home (A Guide to Staying Sane During the Quarantine)
Finally! We can describe a health care facility using FAQ in the same sentence. That's a HUGE phenomenon this day in time. To date, there's been few choices for sick folks. You can visit a private doctor's office if you have fantastic insurance and can afford the co-pay. Public free clinics may be sparsely scattered around, but rarely meet expectations. Don't even ask most … [Read more...] about Holy City Med
When thinking about this post, I realized I didn't know much about St. Patrick's Day. I ended up doing a little research. St. Patrick (known as Patricius) was the Patron St. of Ireland. I think most of us have heard this. But did you know he wasn't originally from Ireland? He was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. Captured by pirates at the age of sixteen, he was … [Read more...] about Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Once Upon a Time, in the town of McClellanville, there stood a church. Not just any church, but St. James-Santee Episcopal Chapel. Built in 1890, it served as the primary church after the Civil War. Rice plantations along the Santee were abandoned, causing planters to move to more central locations such as McClellanville. The outside of the chapel is covered in black … [Read more...] about If Hansel and Gretel Went to Church
South Carolina State Parks truly has something for everyone. We found the paddlers paradise on our visit to Colleton and Givhans Ferry State Parks. A short drive from Charleston, these two parks are connected by twenty three miles of blackwater river. Colleton State Park serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail. Givhans Ferry provides the perfect … [Read more...] about Coastal State Parks
"You're a grand ole flag, you're a high flying flag..." We, the people of South Carolina, are extremely proud to fly our state flag. But few native Sandlappers know that the white symbols on a blue background don't constitute the original flag. Few have heard the term 'Sandlappers,' am I right? Colonel William Moultrie designed a flag to hang over Fort Sullivan (now Fort … [Read more...] about Do You Know the History of the South Carolina State Flag?
Photo: Holy City Hospitality Valentine's Day is right around the corner - and by right around the corner, I mean, THIS Friday! Are you ready? This post is for all the procrastinators, like myself, who haven't nailed down the details of your romantic evening! Hutson Alley is playing cupid and we've made a list of the specials each restaurant will be featuring this … [Read more...] about Hutson Alley, Will You Be My Valentine?
Everybody loves a good (cheap) vacation, right? If you’ve ever entertained the thought of going on a cruise, but haven’t quite made up your mind, this is the article for you. I LOVE to travel. I mean, I really love to travel. Road trips and weekend getaways are my middle name. My family grew up camping in an RV. We would pack up and head to the beach for weeks at a time. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Should Book A Cruise