Civic ○ Applications open this week for federal rent + utility assistancein 30+ counties in SC. These funds can help pay for unpaid bills dating back to March 2020.(The Post and Courier) ○ Charleston County residents can now learn about new FEMA flood maps + hurricane preparedness atthese upcoming events. (WCBD)
Community ○Residents in Mount Pleasant’s Belle Hall Plantation have voted not to remove“plantation” from the neighborhood’s name or signage. Of the 594 votes,369 residents voted in favor of the current name. (The Post and Courier)
Number ○ $160 million. This is the amount of money Charleston maritime officials plan to spend on a newer + safer chassis fleet for truckers. This equipment is used to carry cargo boxes over highways. (The Post and Courier) ○ $3.7 million. That’s the investment Bourne Group — a marine signage company – is making as they plan to expand in Charleston County. The new facility will be operational by the end of the year and create 40+ jobs. (Holy City Sinner)
Cause ○ Today, the Community Resource Center + Fetter Health Clinic will administer 1,600 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Ferndale Gym. Tomorrow, a grocery distribution event will take place at the resource center starting at 2 p.m. (WCIV)
ComingSoon ○ Miller’s All Dayplans to open its second restaurantthis fall on James Island. The new location will be Zia Taqueria’sformer location on Maybank Hwy. (The Post and Courier)
Asked ○ May 3-7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We want to know who’s giving away freebies for local educators. If you know of any, let us know here so we can help spread the word. 🍎
Trending ○On American Idol, SC teen Caleb Kennedy sang the Disney song “Real Gone” from the movie “Cars” — earning him a spot in the top 7. (The State)
Watch ○ Grab a tissue for this one. Watch this emotional videoof Israel Mukuamu — former SC Cornerback — getting “the call” as he is selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2021 the NFL Draft. 🏈
WaterCooler ○ The Stingrays won their third consecutive game by scoring 7 times in a 7-4 victory against the Orlando Solar Bears on Sunday in Florida. (WCSC)
TheWord ○ Bouquet|(n) a compliment.Shout loving bouquets to your mom while treating her to one of these Holy City restaurants offering Mother’s Day meals this weekend. (Holy City Sinner)
Stat ○ 11.3%. The percentage of people over 65 who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia. The local experts at MUSC Health break downwhat a diagnosis means + resources to help patients and caregivers. Ⓟ
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Celebrate ○ Right to Ride Day| Tues., May 4 | 6-7 p.m. | 329 Meeting St. | Free | On this day in 1867, Mary Bowers won the rights of all citizens to ride in horse-drawn carriages + streetcars in downtown Charleston. 🐎
Talk ○ Star Wars Book Talk| Tues., May 4 | 5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The CPPL staff will give their recommendations for the best Star Wars reads. 📘
Art ○ Clothed Mother & Child Figure Drawing| Tues., May 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Redux Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King St. | $25+ | This special class will feature a mother + child in several poses for artists to draw or paint. 🖌️ ○ Sip and Paint: Ohana| Tues., May 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Tapas Bar, 103 S. Main St., Summerville | $35 | Join local artist Andre for a sip and paint event to create Stitch. 🎨
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.