Looking forward to November

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On Nov. 3, citizens of Summerville will have a chance to decide the future of our town. Do we maintain the character of a small southern town? Or do we go down the path of high density development like Mount Pleasant? The current mayor, Bill Collins, has set us on the path of development. He has chosen to commit $12 million of your tax dollars …

A long, strong life – still!

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:47 a.m.

The car that rammed hers last April totaled it and nearly totaled Ritha Tuten. Resultant injuries included a split knee with a three-inch bolt holding it together; a broken leg complete with a long pin down one side secured with a half dozen screws; five breast plates from several broken ribs; a broken wrist; a hand with four protruding pins, and …

Lives Change @ Your Library: How Bountiful the Donating for Shelves and Sales

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:47 a.m.

Patrons sometimes refer to libraries as the “community’s living room.” After all, isn’t a library similar to the room in our homes that is comfortably designed for everyday use? And, like a living room, on some days one area of the library catches our attention. At Summerville’s library, that area is where …

A slave to stuff

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

How often do you purge? You know, when you grab a trash bag and run through the house tossing in anything that doesn’t breathe.

Avoid Expensive Errors When Paying for College

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want …

Sunset cruisin’

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What’s more soothing than water?

From the Mayor’s Desk

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

As schools open for another year and parents adjust their lifestyles from summertime when the living is easy, let’s look back at 2015 summer in Summerville.

Beware hot food

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Last month, an appellate court in New Jersey decreed that a man who was burned while praying over his fajitas could not sue the Applebee’s …

Signs of life

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The sign that riveted my attention was tacked up on Karen’s business entrance. It was only three lines, with six total words:

The world is a little dimmer now.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Jimmie Harrison, who gave 110 percent to the Summerville Journal Scene for many years, went home to be with her husband and children on July 28. …

‘A Fine Romance’

Friday, August 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I was there at the birth of a love story.

LIVES CHANGE @ YOUR LIBRARY: Gardener Volunteers “Green Thumb” at Library

Special to the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Fool your neighbors” begins a popular ad, which refers to placing “silk-like” flowers in pots for “forever blooms. …

No frog princes here

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There are two kinds of people: Those who hate snakes, and those who don’t.

Where am I?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Raise your hand if you’re lost. What? Me, too!

Cool summer salads

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

When it’s as flat hot as it has been recently, cool dishes are most welcome. Nothing fits this culinary bill of fare as well as salads. …

Living longer and enjoying it

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My family is always tossing around pearls of wisdom. At my high school graduation Uncle Charles announced, “After you turn fitty, it’s …

Prize winning PJs

Friday, July 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Jim and I still annually toast a pair of pajamas—or lack of same – as we are about to celebrate the 58th anniversary of our honeymoon. …

Lives Change @ Your Library; Plan to Escape: Summer Reading 2015

Special to the Journal Scene

Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:20 p.m.

“What if you were someone different?” That is a question posed by Vendela Vida whose work has been among The New York Times Notable …

Julie and her new purse

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My purse never ceases to startle me. It’s like “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”: I’m not sure what it contains, but …

Mayor Myers: Service to Summerville

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

(Excerpts from “Book of Golden Deeds” award given to Mr. Berlin for community service by The Charleston Exchange Club)

Mayor Myers: a man with a gentle humor

Friday, July 10, 2015 12:01 a.m.

While appearing on the same Summerville Preservation Society program about local history with Berlin G. Myers a few years ago, I told the audience he …

It’s really hot out there

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

This being South Carolina, it may be 70 degrees by the time you read this. Or it could still be 100 in the shade, as it was last week. Saying summer …

July 4th and American icons

Friday, July 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It was 44 years ago tomorrow that our family celebrated our best Fourth of July ever. That was the holiday when Jim returned from Viet Nam to where …

Carolina Day recalls unexpected victory

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

By 1775 Charleston had become a thriving and prosperous commercial hub as well as a manufacturing center for the Colonies. In the increasingly hostile atmosphere, such as the battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill and numerous recent skirmishes in the southern Colonies, Charleston has also become a major site for recruitment and equipping …

The world of the vertically challenged

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

In the Huge News department, check it out: Barbie, that high-heeled icon, has changed to flats. I’ll pause to let that sink in: Barbie in …

Reverse engineering recipes

Friday, June 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“If you stick my steak with that fork one more time, I’m gonna slap you upside the head!”

DCC: Young offenders can be helped

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:01 p.m.

In light of the media coverage of a public figure’s inappropriate sexual behaviors with family members as an adolescent, Dorchester Children’s Center (DCC) would like to shed light on some misconceptions surrounding problematic sexual behavior in youth. Childhood sexual behavior problems (SBP) can range widely in their degree of …

One Day I looked in the Mirror and Much to My Surprise...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Absolutely, overpowering and spiritual thoughts of complete wonderment and curiosity prevailed.”

A Crazy Acres mystery

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:44 a.m.

Life is never dull at Crazy Acres. Just last week we had a locked room—I mean, a fenced yard--mystery.

Home improvement = early wake-up calls

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:08 a.m.

A Georgia man drove through his house last month, because he wanted to.

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