DYK?2021 was designated by the World Health Organization as the International Year of Health and Care Workers in appreciation for their dedication to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. In honor of this specially-designated year + World Health Day coming up on April 7, we’re thanking all healthcare workers, including the local staff at Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (PPCP). 🧑⚕️
Some of the 500+ team members on-staff with Palmetto Primary Care Physicians | Photo provided
Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, by the numbers: • 25: How many years PPCP has been around, getting its start here in the Lowcountry. • 3: How many independent primary care practices PPCPstarted with. • 43: How many practices PPCP has now across the Lowcountry, and Grand Strand areas. (It’s now the largest independent multi-specialty physicians group in SC.) • 500: The number of medical and non-medical team members on staff with PPCP across all its locations — read: a *lot* of healthcare heroes to be thankful for this year.
Because PPCP’s team of physicians, advanced practitioners, clinical + non-clinical staff are ingrained in the communities they serve — many work, live + play right here in CHS — when medical situations like COVID-19 arise, these folks work tirelessly to continue to provide local patients with the care that they deserve.
Plus, as an independent physicians group, PPCP isn’t affiliated with any one hospital, which means that their medical providers work with patients to choose the best medical treatment plans, specialists, and service options for them.
Legacy ○ Martha Lou Gadsden of Martha Lou’s Kitchen has passed away at the age of 91. The community knew + loved Martha for her popular soul food restaurant that opened in the early 1980’s on Morrison Drive — which closed its doors in September 2020. (The Post and Courier)
Coronavirus ○ This week, 2+ million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the state, and everyone 16 and older is now eligible to get their shot. As of yesterday, a total of 2,034,077 doses have been administered statewide — with 1,289,672 South Carolina residents having received at least one dose of vaccine. ○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data and stats+ information regarding the vaccine. Data and stats regarding South Carolina’s employment, businesses, economy, and education can be found on accelerateSC’s website.
State ○ Yesterday, Gov. McMaster issued an executive order — Executive Order 2021-17— which directs the Department of Commerce to enhance recruitment efforts of pharmaceutical + medical supply manufacturers in South Carolina. This order also directs state agencies to focus procurement efforts of medicines, medical devices, and medical supplies on those made in South Carolina.
Edu ○ The state Senate hopes to send all children back to the classroomthismonth by passing a proposal that would require each school to offer in-person classes Monday-Friday beginning Apr. 12. Currently, 54 out of 79 South Carolina school districts are holding in-person classes. (WCBD)
TodayIs ○ Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. It always falls on the Friday before Easter. In the spirit of giving back, the National Action Network is hosting a food drive at 3300 Rexton St. in North Charleston starting at 11 a.m. while supplies last. (WCBD)
Holiday ○ Sunday, April 4 is Easter, which is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.To recognize this day, there will be a virtual edition of the Lowcountry’s annual L.O.V.E Gospel Fest featuring James L. Patterson, Kelontae Gavin + more starting at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live.
Dish ○ Looking forHoly City brunches this Easter Sunday? Take a look at this list of restaurants offering Easter Brunch + these places offering more takeout options. (Holy City Sinner + Charleston City Paper)
List ○ Charleston is one of themost charming small cities in the entire country — according to a recent TravelMag report. The city’s “name evokes images of stunning architecture + culture that fuses elements of West African, French and English sensibilities.” ✨ (TravelMag)
Health ○ DYK? Sunday is National Vitamin C Day. One way to get your fix:Stock up on fresh, Vitamin-C-rich produce likeoranges, broccoli, strawberries, kale + bell peppers at your nearest Lowes Foods. 🍓 Ⓟ
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TryThis ○ Friday Night Mario| Fri., Apr. 2 | 7-11 p.m. | Player’s Place Billiards, 1934 Ashley River Rd. | $5 | A Mario Kart tournament on the Nintendo Switch. 🚗
Show ○ CBDB| Fri., Apr. 2 | 6 p.m. + 9 p.m. | Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | $15| The evening will be split into two shows. Tickets sold separately. 🎟️ ○ Jupiter Coyote Trio| Fri., Apr. 2 | 7 p.m. | The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | $10| An outdoor concert on the Beach Stage. 🎶 ○ Comedy Night: Sean Patton and Caitlin Cook| Fri., Apr. 2 | 7-9 p.m. | Southern Roots (Park Circle), 1083 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston | $15| Sean Patton + Caitlin Cook will perform a night of stand-up comedy. ○ CMH Stage Sessions Vinyl Release Concert| Fri., Apr. 2 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $20 | Join artists Marcus Amaker, Charlton Singleton + more for a performance celebrating the release of their vinyl record. 🎷
Saturday ○ Shark Tooth Easter Egg Hunt| Sat., Apr. 3 | 10-11 a.m. + 12-1 p.m. | Charleston Outdoor Adventures, 1871 Bowens Island Rd. | $35 | An Easter egg hunt filled with shark teeth + fossils. ○ PURE Concert Festival| Sat., Apr. 3 | 2-8 p.m. | Cane Bay Family YMCA, 1655 Cane Bay Blvd., Summerville | $35+| A socially-distanced afternoon filled with music + fun to benefit the Charleston Walk for Autism. 🔊
Sunday ○ Sunday Brunch Bootcamp| Sun., Apr. 4 | 9:30 a.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley, 3538 Meek’s Farm Rd., Johns Island | $20 | Try this bootcamp-style workout followed by a free drink of your choice. 👟
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.