Plus, developments you want finished first.
 
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The secret to success
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Use these tips to live your best life in CHS. | Photo by @mpeacockmedia
We asked readers for their tips and tricks to living in the Holy City. Here are some of our favorite responses:
  • “Sunglasses, sunscreen and bug spray should be with you always.” -Linda T.
  • “Going to Folly Beach? Go early, leave mid-day to avoid long traffic delays!” -Billy O.
  • “Bring cold drinks into stores and appointments with you; they warm up in the car.” -Traci E.
  • “Friends with boats!!!” -Emily H.
  • “Fold your side view mirrors in if you would like to keep them.” -Harold C.
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  • “When walking downtown keep your eyes on the sidewalk so you don’t trip.” -Michelle B.
  • “Always have your beach bag and suit in the car.” -Wendy K.
  • “Always carry a long sleeve shirt or light jacket in your car in the summer.” -Sherm6327
  • “If going out to dinner, get reservations weeks ahead. No exceptions.” -Paul J.
  • “Be a tourist in your own town at least twice a year.” -Shayla M.
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, May 25
  • Blues & BBQ Cruise | Thursday, May 25 | 7-9 p.m. | Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St., Charleston | $56.95-$66.95 | All aboard the Charleston Princess for a one-of-a-kind boat cruise with live music and a barbecue dinner.
  • North Charleston Farmers Market | Thursday, May 25 | 3-7 p.m. | Exchange Ball Park, 5025 Lackawanna Blvd., North Charleston | Free | Shop fresh produce and stop by Big Daddy’s LoCo Food Truck.
Friday, May 26
  • Camp Fest | Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29 | 12 a.m.-12 p.m. | Woodland Nature Reserve, 4279 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | $40 | Camp under the stars this Memorial Day weekend at North Lake.
  • Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition | Friday, May 26-Saturday, June 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Marion Square, King and Calhoun streets, Charleston | Free | Put on your walking shoes and explore the work of 60 fine art artists.
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28
  • Veterans Memorial Ceremony | Sunday, May 28 | 2 p.m. | New First Missionary Baptist Church, 1644 Hwy. 174, Edisto Island | Free | Join in this remembrance for World War II veterans in honor of Memorial Day.
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homeRN offers a wide range of caregiveing and nursing services, from helping with daily living activities, sitting services, pediatric care, post-operative care and communication between physicians and family members. | Photo by Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay
Do you have a relative who could benefit from at-home health care? Enter: homeRN Charleston, a concierge caregiving service here in Charleston.

homeRN’s caregivers walk alongside families and clients in all stages of illness and recovery, allowing your loved one to focus on healing in the comfort of their own home (and offering relief for families faced with the often overwhelming responsibilities of caregiving). Each client is assigned a personalized caregiving team to ensure continuity of care and build lasting relationships. All client care is overseen by a Registered Nurse, adding an additional layer of medical expertise.

Offering a consistent caregiving team and reliable, in-home care, homeRN services include:
  • Assistance with daily activities
  • Companionship
  • Incontinence care
  • Transportation services
  • Medication reminders
  • and much more.*
 
News Notes
 
Coming Soon
  • Croghan’s Jewel Box is adding a new store downtown. The jewelry store, located at 308 King St., plans to open another location at 155 King St. in approximately a year’s time. (The Post and Courier)
  • Nexton in Summerville is expected to gain two new eateries. Dulce Inc. and Woodhaven Pizza recently leased spaces in One Nexton, a mixed-use development. (The Post and Courier)
Biz
  • A digital technology solutions company is coming to downtown. Ignite Digital Services plans to bring its headquarters to 1505 King St. with a $966,426 investment, which is expected to create 135 new jobs. See career opportunities. (WCIV)
Shop
  • Make your way to the Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation today, May 25 for a Sip & Shop with locally-based artists and authors. Explore 11 local vendors and sip on complimentary wine at 108 Meeting St. This is event is free and open to the public.
Eat
  • Did you know? Félix Cocktails et Cuisine offers a multi-course pairing dinner on the first Tuesday of every month. The next one is set for Tuesday, June 6 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Call to book a reservation for the pairing dinner and head to 550 King St.
  • Picture this: Eating fresh, local fruits and vegetables all summer long while supporting Carolina farms and farmers. Sound ideal? Enter: The Carolina Crate from Lowes Foods, a CSA (read: Community Supported Agriculture) box filled every week with local produce. Learn more.*
Listen
  • There’s a new audio tour by Bulldog Tours at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Download the app Patriots Point Experience to book the tour and explore the USS Yorktown. (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
Wellness
  • Pop quiz: What’s the body’s most abundant protein? The answer: Collagen. NativePath’s Certified Grass-Fed Collagen Powder is made from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows and contains 18 grams of protein per serving. Start incorporating it daily to support skin elasticity, joint health, bone strength, and muscle growth and maintenance.*
 
Community
 
Thank you, Charleston
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Take a walk with me through Charleston. | Photo by @chstoday
Hey, it’s Tatum. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite stories as I officially wrap up my time at CHStoday.
Thank you for tuning in the last two years, Charleston. I’ve loved sharing these stories with you and will miss you all.
 
 
Answered
 
Recently we asked “Which development do you want finished first?” and here’s what you said:
39% of you said the Mark Clark Extension, 34% said the Lowcountry Rapid Transit, 20% said the Low Battery Seawall Repair, and 7% said Old Towne Creek County Park.
 
The Wrap
 
Tatum Jacaruso in a purple shirt Today’s edition by:
Tate
From the editor
Hey readers, I recently hung out at Vintage Coffee Cafe with Mia and her dog, Cap. The patio is such a great spot to soak up some sun and enjoy a breakfast sandwich + iced coffee. Check out more dog-friendly spots around town.
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