3. The College of Charleston is recognized as the oldest municipal college in the United States. Shout out to you, CofC Cougars.
4.One of history’s most mysterious + eerie poets, Edgar Allan Poe, wasstationed at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island between 1827-1828, where he enlisted under the nameEdgar A. Perry. The island is where Poe’s short story, The Gold Bug, takes place.
5. Pawleys Island is said to have afriendly neighborhood ghostdubbed “the Gray Man.” This figure becomes visible ahead of inclement weather to warn locals that a storm is coming and has said to have appeared before five major storms that have impacted the coast of Pawleys Island.
Your turn. Think you can get one over on us? Let us know your favorite local trivia tidbit and you just might make it into the newsletter.
Holiday Festival of Lights | Monday, Nov. 21 | 5:30-10 p.m. | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston | $15-$20 | Get into the holiday spirit while you cruise along a three-mile display featuring an estimated two million lights.
Name That Tune Trivia w/ OH YAH BBQ Food Truck | Monday, Nov. 21 | 5-8 p.m. | Snafu Brewing Company, 3280 Industry Dr., North Charleston | Free | OH YAH BBQ food truck will be on-site until 7:30 with bites to enjoy during trivia — dog and family-friendly.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Sippin’ Santa Holiday Pop-Up | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 11-2 a.m. | Bonny’s Hideaway, 549 King St., Charleston | Free | This holiday pop-up is back for its second year featuring festive food and beverage menus, holiday-inspired glassware, and spirited decor.
Hitchcock Films at Johns Island | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Johns Island Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island | Free | Discover the third film in the Hitchcock series, the suspenseful “Rear Window.”
Discovery Day: Terrific Turkeys | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 10-11 a.m. | The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Dr., Charleston | $10-$15 | Grab a ticket for this family-friendly nature walk and learn about turkeys at the Dill Sanctuary.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Harvest Hangout | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Wild Dunes Resort, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms | $25-$50 | Celebrate Thanksgiving at this family-friendly event featuring a Southern buffet, bingo, and a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving feature on the rooftop — drink package available.
Awendaw Green Barn Jam | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 5:50-10 p.m. | Sewee Outpost, 4853 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw | $10 cash | Join Awendaw Green every Wednesday at the Barn Jam, an outdoor concert event featuring five different artists performing original music.
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The Quinte, a new 40-seat oyster bar located off the lobby of The Pinch hotel, officially openedonFriday. The spot is said to feature a “Paris-meets-old-New-York interior” and offers hyper-localseafooddishes like seafoodtowers + shrimprolls. Check it out at 36 George St. 🦪 (Eater Carolinas)
Pizza A Modo Mio, currently serving its New York-style slices via food truck, is expected to open in the former West Ashley Ladles restaurant location in January. Expect 15 styles of 18-inch pizza, garlic knots, and subs at 3125 Bees Ferry Rd. A tentative grand opening is planned for Jan. 10, 2023. 🍕 (WCBD)
Get ready to dig in, Charleston: A new store is hosting its grand opening onJames Islandtomorrow. Wisconsin Meat & Cheese is set to offer 200+ cheeses, meats like beef, pork, and venison, and charcuterie board spreads at 1027 Folly Rd. 🍴
Charleston City Council may partner with Dominion Energy to convert approximately 7,000 street lightsto LED. Dominion would be providing a cash incentive for the update, which would be made at no cost to the city. This change expected to be up for discussion on Tuesday. 💡 (WCSC)
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Mark your calendars. Firefly Distillery is set to host its third annual Adopt and Shop Market on Saturday, Dec. 17. Swing by this Park Circle spot to check out local vendors with handmade goods, adoptable dogs, and holiday cocktails. Pssst: The event will also have on-site food trucks including &Lobster+ Lola’s Lumpia.
If you’re looking for a little holiday cheer this season, check out these threeChristmas-themedshops in downtown Charleston, plus a bonus spot on James Island. The local spots offer a selection of festivedecor + treeornaments featuring the Holy City’s cultureandlandmarks. 🎄 (WCBD)
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The future Hope Center is expected to offer a courtyard and outdoor gathering space. | Rendering provided by City of Charleston
On Friday, future plans for a new Hope Center were unveiled, set to be located at 9 Cunnington Ave. in North Charleston.
The center is expected to offer service providers and caseworkers working to assist at-risk + homeless individuals and families with necessary resources. These include food assistance, health care, showers, and laundry facilities.
This development is part of the Hope Center Campaign, launched in 2021 with a goal to construct a permanent center toprovide these resources. According to the city, roughly $4.6 million has been raised, with a goal of $7 million.