A Sight to See on the FOURTH!

Wondering where to watch the fireworks on the 4th? We’ve got you covered!

Mt. Pleasant:

What:  Uncle Sam Jam 

Where: Mt. Pleasant Pier

When:  7pm-11pm 

Enjoy live music from Ellen Drive! Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the gate, children 3 and under are free. Only 800 tickets will be sold so best to purchase in advance. No outside alcohol, coolers, food, or pets allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, click here.

 

Sullivan’s Island:

Annual Independence Day Celebration in the Park on Sullivan’s Island
When:
4:30pm Celebration Begins with a Live Band
9pm Fireworks Finale
Where:
J. Marshall Stith Park (2056 Middle Street. Next to Town Hall and the Fire Station)
Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, sunscreen and bug spray.
Leave your pets, alcohol, coolers, and fireworks at home please.
Isle of Palms:
Head on over to front beach on the Isle of Palms (1300 Ocean Blvd)!
The fireworks starts at 8pm and end at 9pm.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY FOURTH!

 

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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

Happenings Around Town

Some great events are right around the corner, including my fave… the Cooper River Bridge Run!  When you live in the Old Village, you might as well get up and run the bridge.  We all know we cannot sleep through the sounds of the 40,000 people as they start their journey down Coleman Blvd!  See you there!

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition :: February 17-19 

SEWE is a 3-day celebration of wildlife and nature. It is the largest event of its kind in the country. How lucky for us that it makes Charleston its home!

Click here  for more information and to see all the events that will be going on around town. This is such a fun weekend for the entire family!

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Charleston Food + Wine Festival :: March 1-5, 2017

Charleston Wine + Food Festival is a non-profit organization that celebrates the incredible food culture we have here in Charleston. It is a 5-day festival offering more than 100 events featuring the country’s top chefs, winemakers, beverage experts, storytellers, artisans, and more!

Click here for details!

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Cooper River Bridge Run :: April 1, 2017

This event needs no introduction!  With up to 40,000 participants, The Cooper River Bridge Run is the 3rd largest 10K race in the country! The race starts at 8am on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and ends at Marion Square in downtown Charleston.

Join me for 40th annual Bridge Run!

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Click here for more information!

Adam Gorlitsky! My Inspiration To Move Out Of My Comfort Zone

adam-rewalkMany of you know Adam as the first Paraplegic to walk the Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk, but I know him as an amazing person and friend. Ten years ago while at the wheel of his car, Adam dozed off and ran off the road. He awoke with a devastating outcome… a severed spinal cord and a new reality of life in a wheelchair.

Fast forward to last year when Adam was able to bring home the latest technology, a “ReWalk Exoskeleton” (a battery-pack based unit which he describes as a cross between Iron Man and Avatar). Needless to say, Adam is full steam ahead on this new chapter of his “walking upright” life, and he is committed to bridge the gap between what it means to be disabled and able-bodied.

My path crossed with Adam a few months back, while attending a luncheon at Tavern & Table (which, btw, I love!). Adam was the guest speaker, and little did I know, he would change my life…(well, at least my attitude). About how fortunate my life is, and how determination can help me achieve anything I set my mind to do!

A few weeks later, while at the gym (for the first time in months) I saw Adam and introduced myself.  I told him how he inspired me to up my game.  And next thing I know, his words set a fire in me… “Jackie, I challenge you to do a 1/2 marathon!”  And I, in turn said, “Adam, I challenge you to do the same.”  TOTALLY OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONES!  But we shook hands and on it and started a 24 week training program in preparation for the Walt Disney World Half-Marathon, in January of 2017.

The experience was AMAZING to say the least! And I am so proud of Adam, as he pushed himself to complete parts of the 5K, 10K and Full Marathon.

And what about my experience? I was super nervous for the run, but trained and ready. Then the bad weather came in… thunder and rain… and the Disney execs were forced to cancel the race. I looked at is my “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” card and was thrilled to be able to skip the run and spend the day at the park with my family!  When I returned home, I was able to complete the Folly Beach “Save The Light” half marathon, and the experience was beyond words.  I would have never thought I could do such a thing, but with Adam’s inspiration, I am now proud to have the coveted “13.1” sticker on the back of my car!  Yeah!

Stay tuned to learn more about Adam and his 1 million steps tour, where he has dedicated himself to he raise money and awareness to help other paraplegics. Super inspiring stuff! Follow his journey at I GOT LEGS: Team Adam: One-Million Steps Tour.

Out Of Hand Introduces New Products, Services, And More!

OOH, I just adore Out Of Hand…  And if you have not been by recently, you are in for a pleasant surprise!  I asked Kate Wilson to take a moment to fill us in on everything new, so here goes… And be sure to mark your calendar for Oct 24th to attend the “Pitt Street Stroll!”  A night of family fun with Halloween inspiration, crafting and pumpkin decorating!  That’s right up my alley!!

From Kate…

“Our new Apothecary Shoppe features all natural, organic products that are great for your skin and the earth. We have an expert resident make-up artist and consultant, Devon Grigsby. Her bio is below:
I live in one of the prettiest places on earth, Charleston, South Carolina. I see beauty (and humor) in everything. Bees fascinate me. I love all things good.
I am a Makeup Artist and Skincare Consultant. I got my start behind the Estée Lauder counter a few moons ago, but like many, my talents really began as little girl experimenting with my mother’s makeup case.
A few years ago, I began to question the ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce in the products I was using everyday and never looked back. Today I work with high-performance, healthy beauty products that are free of nasty chemicals and never tested on animals. Oh, and I believe in the luxurious makeup counter experience, so no compromises here.
I am pleased as punch to share my knowledge with women of all ages to empower and inspire.

Thank you again and if you need anything further feel free to call my cell. 803.237.0194. Have a great day!
Kate Wilson

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
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Thinking Of Selling? Read These Stats!

Since The Cassina Group was founded in 2006, we have rapidly expanded and have become a recognized leader in the Charleston real estate market. In 2011, our group handled 143 transactions and over $51 million in sales.  In 2012 we handled 235 transactions and over $96 million—which placed us in the top 2% of the Charleston MLS!  This is impressive, as we are a small office with about 12 agents.

As of today, July 1, 2013 we are on pace to far exceed these figures with over 147 transactions sold and $58 million in business closed thus far! On a personal note, I am on track to close more this year than I have closed in any given year…. Ever!

If you are thinking about selling your home, I ask you to consider listing with me! I am committed to providing fast, professional and courteous personal service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the home selling process. From setting the price to creating marketing campaigns for traditional media and the Web, we have a proven plan that will match your home with the right buyers for the right price. Our results are clear:

*Our homes are on the market for significantly fewer days… Cassina Listings were on the market for an average of 31 days as compared to the Charleston MLS average of 96 days.

*We get our sellers a larger percentage of their asking price…Cassina Listings received 95.6% of their asking price as compared to the Charleston MLS average of 90.1%

*I sell the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant.   Since starting my business in 2000, I have been a top producer in the neighborhood, finishing consistently in the top 1% of all agents (.4% to be  specific!)

I specialize in the in this neighborhood and would love the opportunity to provide you with a free competitive market analysis of your home or help you learn more about market trends and more. Stop by and see me at my office, located at 309 Coleman!

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