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September 10, 2021
Good morning friends and happy Friday, Sept. 10, 2021!
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South Carolina native Diane Prewitt offers hope to veterans and their families one horse ride at a time. Prewitt operates Guiding Reins, which offers free equine-assisted therapy for military veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and all family members.
Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 29, Kelly Bulak remains hopeful and aware of a tough journey she didn’t see coming. She didn’t smoke, and there was no family history, but, in the spring of last year, she had a wheeze and a cough that would not go away. She tried antibiotics, but nothing worked. And then the chest pain began. Kelly shares heartfelt, wise advice about paying attention to your body. Hear our podcast here.
But first, some GOOD news
- Are you craving street corn with truffle aioli, cotija cheese, togarashi and cilantro? Or rotisserie chicken with fingerling roasted potatoes, spicy mayo and chimichurri? Satisfy those cravings when Le Chick, a Miami-based eatery, opens downtown on King Street.
- A new crop of farmers is championing “regenerative agriculture,” a practice they say could reverse climate change.
- Football and chicken wings go together like peanut butter and jelly. This season wings are in short supply and pricey. Lowcountry BBQ restaurant owners explain why.
- Research by the International Union for Conservation of Nature reveals that approximately 37% of sharks and rays are in danger because of overfishing and habitat destruction. Climate change and pollution also put sharks in danger. Good news? Not really. Sharks are vital to the ecosystem.
- Dominion Energy is warning its customers about a scam that is making the rounds across the Lowcountry. Scammers claim to be with Dominion Energy and then say if you don’t pay your bill immediately, they’re going to shut your power off.
Check out these events:
- Estuary Beans & Barley, a Johns Island brewery, is bringing Oktoberfest to the Lowcountry for a weekend-long celebration Oct. 1 through Oct. 3. The festivities include live music, food vendors, a special mug and a round of the brewery’s special Fest Beer. Tickets are $25.
- Run to honor local veterans, their families and first responders on Sat., Sept. 11, at the 9/11 Heroes Run. Where? The Charleston Fire and Police Department, 235 Seven Farms Drive on Daniel Island. The run begins at 9 a.m. and virtual runners are welcome.
- Enjoy Second Sunday on King Street on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Camp Happy Days Night at the RiverDogs benefits kids and families facing cancer. Join the festivities on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. at Joe Riley Stadium. Tickets include complimentary beer, wine and food.
- Trivia Tuesday launches on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Container Bar, 2130 Mount Pleasant St. There will be food trucks and prizes for the top three teams.
- The 2021 Best of Mount Pleasant Party & Oyster Roast rolls from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday, Sept.17 at Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St. in Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $35. Attendees will celebrate 2021’s Best of Mount Pleasant winners while enjoying oysters, barbecue, beer, wine and live music.
Now your local health care news:
- MUSC has broken its own record as the state’s leader in garnering extramural funding for biomedical research. MUSC set a new high-water mark in FY2019, bringing in more than $284 million.
- Five months after he returned from an eight-month military deployment to Kuwait and Iraq, Trident Medical Center dad Korey Plewinski built a deluxe treehouse for sons, 8-year-old Lincoln and 6-year-old Samm.
- Daryl Miller joined a special program at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and entered the construction industry – a field he had dreamed of joining.
- Roper St. Francis Healthcare is ranked among the top 20 employers in South Carolina, according to Forbes magazine. RSFH was No. 19 on the “America’s Best Employers By State” for South Carolina.
- AnMed Health trains physicians through its Family Medicine Residency Program. A sports medicine fellowship is also available, and students gain exposure to some of the country’s top collegiate athletes.
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