Nothing compares to eating fresh food that is grown + made right where you live. A recent study by the University of South Carolina shows that residents across the state are buying more locally grown food. What’s considered locally grown food? Typically, it’s food grown within 100 miles of where you live or from the restaurant serving the food.
Did you know that South Carolina residents bought $176.3 million more from South Carolina farmers in 2018 than they did in 2010, which includes all food categories? According to the study, that calculates to millions of dollars in additional economic activity, more than 1,600 jobs + more than $51 million in labor income for residents in the state. Buying local makes sense (or cents…obviously, dollars in this case).
Civic ○ Gotcha Mobility, owner + operator of local bike share programHoly Spokes, will participate in Roll to the Polls – an industry-wide campaign offering free or discounted transportation to voters on election day, Tues., Nov. 3, in partnership with the North American Bikeshare Association. Voters can use promo code VOTE2020; click herefor more details. 🚲 ○ Last month, Isle of Palms City Council decided to replaceTidal Wave Water Sports(69 41st Ave.) with a green space or public dock. However, the business + its employees are fighting to keep their doors open despite the beginnings of the eviction process. In a meeting last Wednesday, the City Councildid notmake anynew decisions regarding the removal of Tidal Wave Water Sports. (WCBD)
TodayIs ○ Most people know that today is Columbus Day. DYK that since 1989, 10+ states across the country (along with many cities and schools) also recognize today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day? Learn more about Columbus Day here, and learn more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day here.
Legacy ○ Last Wednesday, Ade Ofunniyin, the founder and director of The Gullah Society + College of Charleston professor, passed away. The 67-year-old professor was beloved by many in the Lowcountry and remembered for his advocacy in the Gullah and Black communities. (Charleston City Paper)
Development ○ James Island will be home to a new Mexican restaurant, Azul Mexicana, which is currently being built. The eatery will be located in a new 13,000-square-foot retail development at 1989 Maybank Hwy and is expected to open by the end of this year. Read more here. (Post and Courier)
Trending ○ Charleston-based app,OnMyWay, is rewarding drivers for putting their phones down while driving by paying them to do so.Statisticsfrom SCDOTare used to collect data for the app to calculate milestones.So far,the app has more than 2 million subscribers, logged 129 saved lives + recorded more than 19,000 prevented accidents. Learn morehere. 📲 (WCIV)
Citadel ○ Last week, members of the TheCitadeljoined forces with Soldiers’ Angels, an organization that provides aid, and resources to the military, veterans + their families, by hosting a food drive for those in need. Learn more about the organization + donate here. 🇺🇸
Health ○Feeling distracted lately? For some adults, staying focused and on task can be challenging. This is especially true for adults with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Dr. Maggie Wilkes, a psychiatrist with Roper St. Francis Behavioral Medicine, explains the importance of recognizing ADHD symptoms – especially if they are affecting your life in a negative way – and when it’s time to talk with a doctor. Ⓟ
Coronavirus ○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and here for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina and accelerateSC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats on South Carolina’s employment, business, economy, education, and more. ○ Last week, Gov. Henry McMaster was joined by representatives from Inman-based Lakota Products to announce the company’s $500,000 donation of 200,000 masks to the state of South Carolina. The donated masks will initially be transferred to the state’s stockpile, which is used during an emergency to supplement PPEsupplies at schools, long-term care facilities, healthcare facilities, for first responders + other organizations or agencies if their own supplies become critically low.
What is cool about this ship, also known as the Adventure, is that park visitors can board the vessel and get a glimpse of that time in history. This boat was known to carry supplies, livestock + more between New Amsterdam (now known as New York) and Barbados in the West Indies.
Charles Towne Landing is located at 1500 Old Towne Rd. Learn more about the historic site here. ⛵
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Outdoor ○ Mom’s Morning at the Farm| Mon., Oct. 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lily Grace Farms, 145 Ponderosa Rd. | $8 | Moms are invited to bring their children to play with the animals while they relax under the pavilion.
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.
Community photos included in The Big Picture | Photo via Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Roper St. Francis Healthcare has launched a community photo mosaic called The Big Picturetocelebrate the experiences the system and our local community have shared over the years. Think: From the tears of joy when your babies were born, to cheering on your friend as they’ve conquered a health challenge.
The goal of the project is to celebrate all of these moments and create a snapshot of our happy + healthy community. Here’s how it works:
1. Locals can submit photos of important moments of health, happiness + community online or on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RSFHBigPicture. 2. Photos will be arranged into the interactive photo mosaic online, where people can browse through all community photos online. Explore the mosaic by scrolling around and zooming in to see photos that others have shared. 3. After all submissions are completed, Roper St. Francis Healthcare will print the giant mosaic and hang it in public areas of the hospitals and physician practices.
To celebrate the making of The Big Picture, here are 7 photos we love submitted by community members:
Walking again 🙌
Jonathan is a Roper St. Francis Healthcare patient who is walking again after 4 months of being paralyzed, due to work with Roper Rehabilitation.
Surf’s up, doc 🤙
Dr. Hay, an orthopedic surgeon at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, surfs in his personal time.
Click below to see 5 more inspiring community photos submitted to The Big Picture. Ⓟ