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ICYMI ○ The South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center recently transported a rare, never-before-seen species of hatchling back to the coast. The hatchling was part of the Aquarium’s LEGO® BricksALIVE exhibit. Now on display at Wild Dunes Resort, this gigantic, 5-foot-tall hatchling can be admired by guests entering the Wild Dunes Boardwalk Inn lobby.
Listen ○ National Touring Act, Of Good Nature, + local Charleston rockers, Big Yen are playing at the Charleston Pourhouse(1977 Maybank Hwy.)Thurs., Sept. 17. Doors open at 4 p.m. + show time is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here. 🎶
Learn ○ Hurricane season is in full swing. Even though you might think you’re prepared, it’s always a good idea to double check that you’ve covered all your bases. Roper St. Francis Healthcare created a guide that puts all essential facts + info in one place. Download it here. 🌪️ Ⓟ
Shop ○ Bottles is offering several ways to shop for wine, beer, spirits and those fun new seltzers you’ve been wanting to try all summer. 1. Shop the aisles in the Mount Pleasant + (new) Summerville locations. 2. Call or email ahead + pick up your order in-store… 3. Or opt for curbside pickup.Liquor must be picked up in-store. To place an order, call-in (Mt. Pleasant: 803-632-4713; Summerville: 843-875-6666) or email ([email protected]) your order, being as specific as possible. 🍾 Ⓟ
Events ○ Everything Beautiful Tour| Tues., Sept. 8 | 8-9 p.m. | Virtual | $40+ | Join Jenna Bush Hager on her virtual book tour to celebrate the release of “Everything Beautiful in Its Time.” ○ Kiawah Island Litter Sweep | Tues., Sept. 8 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Mingo Point, 876 Kiawah Island Pkwy. | Free | Help keep one of Charleston’s favorite beaches clean + its wildlife healthy. ○ Find more of this week’s local events in our September PlanAhead.
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.
The airport is working on a master growth plan that includes expanding the airline ticket counters, boarding area expansion, and a new airport connector road that will create the need to reconfigure how passengers and workers travel to the airport by way of I-526 + surface roads.
Learn more about the airports “CHS: Vision 2030” here.
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○ On Friday morning, officials from UofSCannounced the school is using local hotels as space for students in quarantine. The school also noted the academic, medical and mental health resources available to students during this time. (WACH Fox)
○ Retail industry experts across the state claim that grocery stock shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic will not greatly impact SC during hurricane season, as retailers are well prepared for these circumstances + even have a hurricane playbook. (The Post and Courier)
○ Moneypenny, a leading outsourced communication provider, launched a Self-Screener digital toolthat can be utilized by companies to screen for COVID-19 + communicate on-site policies. The tool can also track who is self isolating, who has related symptoms, who has been exposed to the virus + who thinks they have the virus. Learn more here+ find the tool here.