It’s crazy how fast time has flown in 2020, and even though it’s bittersweet that we are nearing the end of summer, we are swiftlyapproaching the beginning of football season. 🏈 While it’s still a little up in the air how many sports will look like for both teams + fans this fall, we do know that there will be football games among both college + professional teams.
We admit, being a sports lover in Charleston has its challenges. The closest pro teams are all the way in Charlotte and none of our local schools play at the highest level of college football. But this doesn’t mean CHS isn’t a fan of sports fans.
Thanks to our diverse population of transplants, many pro teams + alumni groups have an established fan base in CHS.
So, if you can’t make it to your team’s home field to catch the season’s kick-off, don’t worry. We created an exhaustive guide to sports bars across the region + where each team’s fans hang out –so you won’t ever have to be the only one in the bar sporting your team’s jersey.
The best part? While teams are discussing limiting spectator capacity or nixing fan attendance altogether, these sports bars are great alternativeplaces to watch the big game (while socially distancing, of course).
Click here or on the button below to find out where to catch the big games in your neighborhood.
○ The case over the constitutionality of Gov. Henry McMaster spending $32 million from CARES Act education accounts on private school tuition aid will be heardby the South Carolina Supreme Court. The decision was initially blocked by a circuit court judge in July, but did not meet a ruling. (The State)
○UofSC is working to contain COVID-19 cases on its campus by installing additional cameras to track mask use + social distancing. The university plans on keeping track of infections that are crossing over into the community. (Post and Courier)
○DHEC has responded to a frequently asked question in regards to whether or not teachers + staff should continue to work if they come in close contact with a person with COVID-19, but are asymptomatic. Guidance from DHEC states, “Teachers and school staff are considered critical infrastructure employees so they may continue to work if it is necessary to maintain school operations + staff limitations exist. The individual should assure for vigilant social distancing, monitor for symptoms and isolateif they develop symptoms.” (WCSC)
○ An infection of COVID-19 has led to a South Carolina high school football player’s diagnosis of a heart condition, traced from the virus. Due to this diagnosis, he will not play college football this season. Read more here. (Post and Courier)
Hey, there. Looking for today’s #MustDo events? In accordance with the
CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Charleston’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
If you’ve made your way out to James Island recently, you may have noticed a certain coffee shop that received a major facelift. ☕
Muddy Waters, a local coffee shop located at 1739 Maybank Hwy. W, made some major changes to its interior space amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously, Muddy Waters sold a small variety of merchandise from local vendors, but recently took it to a whole new level by converting its dining area + lounge into a new local market boutique.
While outdoor dining + to-go has been available during the pandemic, the dining room remained blocked off. Now, customers can sip their drinks + peruse merchandise, all supporting local biz.
Masks + social distancing are required while inside the shop.
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Giveaway ○ Only one week left to enter our Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Giveaway. We’re giving one grand prize winner a new Yeti Cooler, Big Green Egg grill, flat screen TV, Le Creuset Cookware Set + more. Enter here, then share with your friends to earn additional chances to win before it’s too late. The winner will be announced right here in our newsletter on Monday, August 31.
ReOpen ○ Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails(1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.) is reopening today after temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours are Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Indoor + outdoor dining, curbside pickup and online ordering are available. Reservationsare recommended, but not required. ○ ThePost House Inn (101 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant) reopened Saturday after temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bookings begin today, and can be made onlineor by calling (843)-203-7678.
State ○ Last week, SCDNR confirmed a sighting of a black and whitetegu lizard – a large lizard that is not native to South Carolina, but can be found in Georgia + Florida. The reptile was seen in Lexington (right outside of Columbia) and was estimated to be 2.5 ft long. SCDNR is asking anyone who thinks they spot a black and white tegu lizard toemail a photo, location and date + time the reptile was seen, as they can have a negative impact on native wildlife. (WCIV) ○ A new, online Energy Saver Tool and website was launched by the South Carolina Energy Office this week. The website allows the public to easily find energy saving programs available to them + includes energy saving tips for homes and businesses. (Metro Columbia CEO)
Health ○ MUSC faculty member, Melissa E. Milanak, PhD, was recently featured on Barron’s Advisor podcast. As a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in stress, anxiety + sleep disorders, she offers the community tips + tricks on prioritizing self-care. Listen to the podcasthere.
Asked ○ Reader Elberta B. recently took note of the harp-like shape in many of the iron gates at downtown homes. She wants to know, “What is the meaning of that?” Do you know the significance of this interesting feature? Let us know by replying to this email.
TheWord ○ Limewash| (n) A solution of lime and water used as a substitute for paint. Recently, The historic Unitarian Church located at 4 Archdale St. got a fresh coat of paint using limewash, which was the original type of paint that was used when it was built 200+ years ago. During a previous renovation in 2005, historic architect Glenn Keyes discovered remnants of this paint in nooks + crannies of the structure. The paint job was made possible through community fundraisers, and is estimated to last up to 20 years.(WCBD)
ForParents ○ Our Client Services Manager Emily (now a new mom) recently tried a virtual class for expecting parents from Roper St. Francis Healthcare. See what she learned + how you can #TryThis here. Pro-tip: Classes fill up fast, so don’t wait to register. Ⓟ
DealOfTheDay ○ Naternal CBDis offering CHStoday readers $25 off their purchase of $100+ with the code: 6AM at checkout. This offer is valid on all Naternal products (including bundle and save deals). Shop their wide variety of high quality CBD products here. Offer expires Sept. 7.Ⓟ
Black Is Beautiful exhibition open now through Sept. 6 at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC
We recently masked up and took a day trip to Columbia (a ~2-hour drive) to visit the Columbia Museum of Art and see their latest exhibitions we’d been hearing about – and, let’s be honest, just to get out of the house and do something different during quarantine.
Here’s what we experienced and why we think you should #TryThis.
Experience: Visiting the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC
What we tried (with pricing): The museum (located on Columbia’s Main Street) was ahead of the game when it comes to safety precautions, and has a ton of crowd-control, distancing, touch-free + sanitization practices in place. Masks are required, galleries have capacity limits, and there are distancing signs + hand sanitizer everywhere. So we felt good about mixing up our quarantine routine and getting out of the house for some much-needed culture.
We just so happened to go on First Thursday, which means free admission, but admission ranges from $5-10 (and you can now make reservations in advance). We checked in with the nice, masked-up staff at the welcome desk and got on our way.
Signage with safety procedures on display in the lobby at the Columbia Museum of Art
Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaiteis the CMA’s current featured exhibition,open now through Sept. 6. The collection showcases Brathwaite’s photography of the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS), the Black modeling group Grandassa Models, and the Naturally fashion shows of 1950-60s Harlem. Very topical right now, the powerful, activism-based exhibition is filled with dozens of portraits and candid shots, plus some jewelry and fashion, beginning with black and white photography and ending in gorgeous sixties-style technicolor.
More must-see’s when you go (with photos) right hereorwhen you click below.Ⓟ
ICYMI: The General Election takes place Nov. 3, and as we put together our plan to cover local elections, we thought it was time to share our Editorial Ethics Policywith you. Check out the breakdown here.
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