Blessing of the Fleet

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Looking for something to do on Sunday, April 30th? I have the perfect Sunday Funday for you!

The 30th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is right around the corner, and it is so much fun! Held at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, the festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop! It doesn’t get much better than this!

There will be limited parking available at Memorial Waterfront Park so for easiest access, park & ride! Two shuttle bus routes will be available offering plenty of convenient and easy offsite parking (buses will have plenty of room for loading up all your festival supplies).  Park and ride from the following locations for FREE:

  • East Cooper Medical Center, Mullis Building
  • James B. Edwards Elementary School
  • Moultrie Middle School/Farmers Market Pavilion
  • Cheryll Woods-Flowers Sports Complex

Here is the Schedule of Events for the day:

  • 11:00 am   Saluda Shoals
  • 12:30 pm   National Anthem, Mayor’s Welcome
  • 12:45 pm   Blessing Procession on Pier
  •   1:00 pm   Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet
  •   2:00 pm  East Coast Party Band
  •   3:30 pm  Shrimp Eating Contest
  •   4:00 pm  Shag Dance Competition
  • 5:00pm     Festival Ends

Hope to see you there!

Old Village Home, Garden and Art Tour

JOIN US FOR OUR 10TH AND FINAL,

OLD VILLAGE HOME, GARDEN & ART TOUR,

APRIL 30, 1-5PM      

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All good things must come to an end so this will be our final tour.  If you have never experienced it,  now is your chance!  If you’ve visited before, come back to see new properties this year! Tour private homes and lush gardens of the historic Old Village, sample delicious foods offered by local chefs, and view local art.  Tickets are $45 and all proceeds support the programs and services of the American Red Cross. To purchase tickets visit redcross.org/schometour or call 843-480-4232

Winner of the “Where in the Neighborhood Contest”

Congrats to Marnie Bluth for being the first person to recognize the sign located at the Patjens Post Office, on the corner of Bank and Royall Ave.  Marnie wins a gift card to Brown Fox Coffee.  Thanks so much to all of you for participating, keep trying, you just never know when you will be the first with correct answer!

 

 

Swish Hair Studio

                           Have you met Ronnie & Justin from Swish?                        

If not, you are in for a treat! Swish Hair Studio (123 Pitt Street) is the cutest, contemporary hair salon. They specialize in the latest cutting, coloring and styling trends. Not only do they provide an exceptional experience, you will leave feeling your absolute best! And they are super fun! I get my hair done even if it’s not really needed, simply because I love to hang out these guys! If you are looking for a new “do” you should give them a try!

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And be sure to say hi to Bell from me!

Check them out at  www.swish123.com.

Meet Kim Richardson, Owner of the Pitt St Pharmacy

What a great chat with Kim Richardson! He is charming, sweet and genuine! Not only does he love his community and his work, but let’s just face it… Kim is instrumental to the fabric of the Old Village. We are very fortunate to have him!

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Q:  How and when did you end up owning the Pitt St. Pharmacy?       

A: I’ve been here for 22 years and have the great privilege of owning a true “soda fountain pharmacy” which is so rare today!   Growing up, my generation would go sit for an ice cream while our parents picked up their medicine.  It was a tradition I loved. It was a different perspective than how the world works today, where things are fast paced, the “drive-through mentality.” When I went to pharmacy school, I knew this traditional format was what I wanted, but there were hardly any left.  And rightly so! The business model has only a slim chance for success in today’s world since the “soda fountain” is not a profit center. This has forced the “mom and pops” to sell out to the bigger chains.  For me, the only way to achieve my dream was for the good Lord to put me at the right spot at the right time and that is exactly what happened!  In 1937, Dr. Wattie Zeigler started this pharmacy and here we are celebrating our 80th year.  Dr. Zeigler made his living literally with his mortar and pestle!  This process is called “compounding” and unlike most pharmacies, we still use this method today.  To “compound medicine” means to make unique medicines that are specific for each patient’s individual needs. Individualized medications are not available commercially.  This process sets us apart and is the bread and butter of our business.  We are one of very few pharmacies that work this way in the Charleston area.

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Q:  In your opinion, what makes this special?                                                                             A: This is “Mayberry!”  Families shop here and we have created a real sense of community!  Kids hang out after school and order a hand-made grilled cheese sandwich or Coke-Float and are able to charge it to their “account.”  Compounding medicine is what sustains our business, but our soda fountain is what makes us special.  It gives us notoriety, and we have been featured in newspapers, TV shows and movies!

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Q:  I know you take pride in community service. Talk to me about your recent mission trips.      

A: I feel blessed to be where I am, and with that comes my responsibility to “give back.”  I grew up in the days of “service to my community” and I continue that today.  We are proud to participate in Medical Mission Trips through the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church.  We take huge totes of medications to rural areas of Honduras where they literally have no hospitals, doctor care or even medicine.  We go with a team of doctors, nurses, dentists and more to a little community of 200 people and help in any way we can.  I feel blessed to have this opportunity!  Locally we support Camp Happy Days by providing all the medical supplies they need for their camp and we are a sponsor for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as well as many other local organizations.

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Visit Pitt St. Pharmacy at 111 Pitt Street or check them out at PittStreetPharmacy.com

March Events at Village Branch Library

Storytime at Village Branch Library

Thursday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 30th

11:00 a.m.

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Women's History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Storytelling and Activity

Saturday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m.

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Village Branch Library

430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant

Under Contract in 1 Day: 1479 Seminole Street, Old Mt. Pleasant

 

 

My listing at 1479 Seminole was priced to sell and went under contract in 1 day!

The real estate market is hot right now! Homes that are priced right are flying off the shelf. Contact me if you are looking for a home in the neighborhood or visit, www.SearchOldVillage.com.  It is imperative during this fast-paced market that you team up with a savvy REALTOR® who knows the market, can help find homes before they list, and can help navigate multiple offers for homes that come on the market for a reasonable price.  I am happy to help!

Jackie Kelly, Realtor®, jackie@thecassinagroup.com