Police Cadets to participate in 2014 Bike-A-Thon UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Goose Creek Bike-A-Thon coordinator, Chief Harvey Becker of the Goose Creek Police Department, has announced that the Goose Creek Police Cadets, Explorer Post 400, will participate in the Saturday, April 12 “Making a Difference for St. Jude” Bike-A-Thon.

ARK offers caregiver classes UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, will offer two caregiving classes at Roper Hospital Berkeley from April 16 to May 21.

Goodwill seeks donations after slow start to 2014 UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

As people clean out their closets for spring, Palmetto Goodwill asks you to consider donating unwanted items to help the community. Without donations, Palmetto Goodwill’s ability to provide mission services is negatively impacted. Traditionally February and March are low months for donations, but this year donations are down significantly from …

Maundy Thursday play April 17 UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 a.m.

North Charleston United Methodist Church has announced that its Maundy Thursday worship service will feature a new Last Supper play, “Beneath the Upper Room.”

Miss Goose Creek Teen USA places in top 10 UPDATED

Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:07 p.m.

Miss Goose Creek Teen USA Jordyn Rogge placed in the top 10 in Miss SC USA Teen, held at the Performing Arts Center in North Charleston in November. …

Mystery Plant — Succulent succulents UPDATED

USC Herbarium

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

There are hundreds of species of plants that people refer to as “succulents.” (We had one as a Mystery Plant only very recently! Here’s another one.) …

A one-skillet chicken dinner packed with flavor UPDATED

Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

Fall Festival Fun

Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:02 p.m.

Cypress Gardens announces holiday events

Thursday, November 21, 2013 1:02 p.m.

As the holiday season approaches, Cypress Gardens has announced plans to offer two of its most popular seasonal events, which are quickly becoming a family tradition for many across the Lowcountry.

‘Celebrate the Season’ returns this month

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:44 p.m.

Santee Cooper’s Celebrate The Season continues to bring families and the community together during the holidays.

Thanks, Goose Creek!

Friday, November 15, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Take steps to a healthier diet UPDATED

Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:01 a.m.

If a commitment to healthy eating seems too tough to swallow, then start with a taste test.

Cypress Gardens announces new programs

Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:29 p.m.

Four programs have been introduced as part of Cypress Gardens’ new educational initiative focused on cultural history, Berkeley County government announced this week.

Cypress Gardens announces new programs

Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:32 a.m.

Four programs have been introduced as part of Cypress Gardens’ new educational initiative focused on cultural history, Berkeley County government announced this week.

Nice costumes!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:33 a.m.

Homecoming Parade

Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:33 a.m.

Historical Society Fall Tour set for Saturday

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:26 p.m.

The Berkeley County Historical Society Fall Tour is set for Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. James UMC Fall Fest features crafts, games

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:26 p.m.

Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, Goose Creek Bridge: Gateway to Sacred Places, at the St. James …

Historical Society tour set for Oct. 19

Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Historical Society Fall Tour is set for Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

‘Halloween in the Swamp’ set for Oct. 17-19

Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:01 a.m.

For over 16 years, Cypress Gardens’ Halloween in the Swamp has been one of the most exciting and anticipated seasonal events in the Lowcountry.

Clemson Extension features 2 new gardens UPDATED

Friday, October 4, 2013 12:33 p.m.

 The Clemson Extension office in Berkeley County has two new ornamental gardens.A concept that dates back to the 1970s, the lasagna garden is …

Mystery Plant: A favorite food for swallowtail butterfly UPDATED

Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:38 p.m.

 No, it's not a holly, although it does look like one.This is one of the most common woodland understory shrubs in eastern North America, occurring …

Community Calendar and Tidbits UPDATED

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:03 p.m.

  Free Computer Classes OfferedThe Public Computer Center at Trident Technical College’s Berkeley Campus is offering the following computer courses to the public, free of charge.• Thursday, Sept. 12: Microsoft Word, 3 p.m.• Tuesday, Sept. 17: Microsoft Excel Logical Testing, 3 p.m.• Thursday, Sept. 19: Microsoft PowerPoint …

Funeral options involving trees

Thursday, September 5, 2013 3:27 p.m.

I received an interesting e-mail from my friend Craig, who has inspired several columns. It directed me to a website where I would learn how I could become a tree when I die. Of course I had to see what that was about.

Goose Creek movie night Sept. 7 UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:09 a.m.

The City of Goose Creek will wrap up the summer season with a free outdoor movie on Saturday, Sept. 7 behind the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center.Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and relax under the sky while enjoying the Disney movie “Wreck It Ralph” on a giant inflatable movie screen beginning around 8 p.m.Concessions including …

Art exhibition under way UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:26 a.m.

 The 23rd Annual Juried Art Competition and Exhibition began on Aug. 24 and will continue through Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Interpretive Center at the Old Santee Canal Park (900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner). Artists from all over the state will compete for cash awards,  Purchase awards, and the People’s Choice award. …

Weeping Willow a childhood favorite UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:27 a.m.

 Last week my friend Craig asked me why there seems to be so few weeping willow trees in our area. I had not noticed before, but there do seem to be far fewer of them here than there were in southwest Virginia where I grew up.While there are over 100 species of native willows (most of which are shrubs), weeping willows originated in China. Their …

Gospel concert set for Aug. 30 in Goose Creek UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:06 a.m.

 The World Gospel Inspiration Network Associates and Bajim Productions are presenting The Voices of Grace Gospel Concert 2013 at the Goose Creek High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 30.Doors open at 6 p.m., with praise and worship at 6:45. The school is located at 1137 Redbank Road in Goose Creek.The concert will feature national …

Plant loves summer, blooms into fall UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:35 a.m.

 The summer's flower is to the summer sweet.               William Shakespeare, Sonnet 94 Ah, late summer: hot and sticky, soft, fragrant mornings, …

Cypress Gardens ‘Safari’ Aug. 17

Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:30 a.m.

Hundreds of Lowcountry residents pull out their safari hats every year and visit Cypress Gardens for the annual “Swamp Safari.” The event will feature a full schedule of exciting swamp adventures from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.“We dedicate this day to highlighting and celebrating the unique wildlife found in our …

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