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Holiday Wreaths to Decorate King Street Holiday Wreaths to Decorate King Street
Tommy B. Baker Gifts 100 Trees to Further 10,000 Trees for Charleston Initiative Tommy B. Baker Gifts 100 Trees to Further 10,000 Trees for Charleston Initiative
Affordable Healthcare Information Fair Affordable Healthcare Information Fair
Mayor Riley Hip Surgery Mayor Riley Hip Surgery
Gateway Development Celebrates Completion Gateway Development Celebrates Completion
Gadsdenboro Park Groundbreaking Gadsdenboro Park Groundbreaking
Vision of the International African American Museum Becomes a Reality Vision of the International African American Museum Becomes a Reality
A Decade of Research, Commitment and Determination Pays Off
Northbridge Park Groundbreaking Northbridge Park Groundbreaking
City of Charleston Award for Design Excellence City of Charleston Award for Design Excellence
City Adds Water Taxi Dock at Waterfront Park City Adds Water Taxi Dock at Waterfront Park
Battery Repair and Reconstruction Project Phase 1 Battery Repair and Reconstruction Project Phase 1
The first phase of the Battery Repair and Reconstruction Project involves the reconstruction of “the turn” - the 120-foot portion of the High Battery where it connects to the Low Battery along Murray Boulevard. Construction is expected to begin in October.
25th Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep September 21 25th Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep September 21
Keep Charleston Beautiful hosts cleanup at Cosgrove Bridge
US Conference of Mayors Lead with 10 Point Plan Against Racism During Birmingham Empowerment Week US Conference of Mayors Lead with 10 Point Plan Against Racism During Birmingham Empowerment Week
On Thursday, September 12, Mayor Riley will be in Birmingham, Alabama at a meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. He will speak at the 16th Street Baptist Church. The entire program is scheduled to run live on C-Span.
2013 MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts 2013 MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts
Tickets are on sale for the 30th annual MOJA Arts Festival, A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts, produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the MOJA Program Committee. From September 26 through October 6, 2013, the festival offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including theatre, dance, literary, visual arts, jazz, gospel, reggae, chamber music as well as many free, family-friendly events.
Municipal Golf Course Irrigation Improvements Municipal Golf Course Irrigation Improvements
Improvements to the irrigation system at the City of Charleston Municipal Golf Course could soon be underway. A proposed construction contract with Landirr, Inc. from Sanford, Florida is on the September 10th City Council meeting agenda. Should council approve the contract, work on the irrigation system will begin November 4, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014.
City Adds Water Taxi Dock at Waterfront Park City Adds Water Taxi Dock at Waterfront Park
During the week of September 25, 2013, a new water taxi dock will become available to the public from the Waterfront Park at Vendue Range and Concord Streets. Located at the end of the ‘T’ shaped pier, the dock will provide access to water taxi services.
MUSC Presidential Merit Award Given To Steve Bedard, CFO MUSC Presidential Merit Award Given To Steve Bedard, CFO
The Presidential Merit Award is the highest award which may be bestowed by the Medical University President.
Winners Announced for MUSC-RiverDogs’ Inaugural Healthy Challenge Winners Announced for MUSC-RiverDogs’ Inaugural Healthy Challenge
Greg Shore Drops 22 Pounds to Take Home Top Prize
The Spirit of Place: Traditions of the Agrarian Home in Barbados and the Lowcountry The Spirit of Place: Traditions of the Agrarian Home in Barbados and the Lowcountry
An Exhibition presented by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park
Updated CODEcamp Launches for Fall 2013 Updated CODEcamp Launches for Fall 2013
Demand-Driven Class Offerings, Planned Curriculum Paths and Advisory Board Part of Expanded Program
Four Charleston Technology Companies Rank as 500 Fastest Growing in America Four Charleston Technology Companies Rank as 500 Fastest Growing in America
Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies Includes SPARC, BoomTown, Blue Acorn and Omatic Software
Charleston Tennis Player's Arthur Ashe Essay Selected As Best in South Carolina Charleston Tennis Player's Arthur Ashe Essay Selected As Best in South Carolina
First Day Festival School Supply Drive First Day Festival School Supply Drive
Operation Move-Out Operation Move-Out
City Programs of the 2013 Lowcountry Observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial City Programs of the 2013 Lowcountry Observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial
Recreation Double Dutch Team Wins American Double Dutch League's World Invitational Championship Recreation Double Dutch Team Wins American Double Dutch League's World Invitational Championship
Charleston Visitor Center Transit Mall Dedicated in Honor of Howard R. Chapman Charleston Visitor Center Transit Mall Dedicated in Honor of Howard R. Chapman
Today, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. and members of City Council dedicated the Visitor Center Transit Mall in honor of Howard R. Chapman. Family, friends and former colleagues joined Howard Chapman in celebrating the dedication.
City Dedicates Irish Memorial at Charlotte Street Park City Dedicates Irish Memorial at Charlotte Street Park
The City of Charleston and the South Carolina Irish Historical Society held a Dedication Ceremony for the Irish Memorial on Charlotte Street Park. The ceremony took place at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 10, 2013. Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., local dignitaries, and an official party from Ireland took part in the ceremony. The Irish party included H.E. Michael Collins Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Paul Gleeson Consul General of Ireland, Cllr. Peter Considine Mayor of Ennis County Clare, Dr. Martin McAleese Chancellor Dublin City University, Dr. Brian MacCraith President of Dublin City University, and Patrick McDermott, DCU Educational Trust. Ambassador Collins delivered the dedication address.
Courtenay Square Dedication Courtenay Square Dedication
Google to Map Charleston’s Waterfront Park City Expands free Wi-Fi in downtown Google to Map Charleston’s Waterfront Park City Expands free Wi-Fi in downtown
Charleston’s gathering places are becoming more tech savvy courtesy of new programs with Google, the City of Charleston and the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation.
Piccolo Spoleto Announces 35th Festival Program and Unveils Poster Images Piccolo Spoleto Announces 35th Festival Program and Unveils Poster Images
City Unveils New Updated Website City Unveils New Updated Website
Mayor Riley's Statement Regarding Harbor Deepening Funds in President Obama's Budget Mayor Riley's Statement Regarding Harbor Deepening Funds in President Obama's Budget
25th Annual Charleston Farmers Market 25th Annual Charleston Farmers Market
Downtown Marsh Cleanup Downtown Marsh Cleanup
City Parking Garage Special Rates for Cooper River Bridge Run Participants City Parking Garage Special Rates for Cooper River Bridge Run Participants
Charleston Gaillard Center Appoints Board of Directors Charleston Gaillard Center Appoints Board of Directors
The Charleston Gaillard Center, the city’s soon to be transformed world-class Performance and Exhibition Halls, currently under-construction, now has a Board of Directors.
Let Our Voices Emerge – Paintings by Olga Stamatiou Let Our Voices Emerge – Paintings by Olga Stamatiou
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs Presents an Exhibition at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park
Downtown Businesses Encouraged to Recycle Cardboard through City and County Collaboration Downtown Businesses Encouraged to Recycle Cardboard through City and County Collaboration
New curbside pickup effort aims to divert cardboard boxes from disposal and support the County’s 40% recycling goal
Horizon Project Foundation Narrows to Two Finalists Horizon Project Foundation Narrows to Two Finalists
Keep Charleston Beautiful Honored by Keep America Beautiful for High Performance Achieved in 2012 Keep Charleston Beautiful Honored by Keep America Beautiful for High Performance Achieved in 2012
Local Organization Recognized as Among the “Best of the Best” Nationwide
Keep Charleston Beautiful Hosts Governors Park Cleanup Keep Charleston Beautiful Hosts Governors Park Cleanup
Gaillard Center Project Site Update Gaillard Center Project Site Update
War of 1812: A Bicentennial Symposium War of 1812: A Bicentennial Symposium
Slave Dwelling Project: A Lecture at the Old Exchange Building Slave Dwelling Project: A Lecture at the Old Exchange Building
City of Charleston 2013 Harold Koon Award Presented to Mac McBride City of Charleston 2013 Harold Koon Award Presented to Mac McBride
Supplemental Documents for Statement Regarding Gun Violence Supplemental Documents for Statement Regarding Gun Violence
Mayor Riley Statement Regarding President’s Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence Mayor Riley Statement Regarding President’s Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast to Feature Eva Blum Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast to Feature Eva Blum
Annual Breakfast Celebrates King Legacy
Defining Focus: Views of the Coast Defining Focus: Views of the Coast
A show of works by photographers David Batchelder and Yve Assad curated by Charles Wyrick.