A Brief History of Benne in the Lowcountry

January 24, 2017
Benne (or sesame) seeds are a staple ingredient of many Lowcountry dishes and desserts, but when and from where did it come to Charleston?  In…

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Podcast Premiere: Invasion 1706!

January 17, 2017
I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first podcast: a digital audio version of my recent “Invasion of 1706” radio program.  You can listen…

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Susan Strunk

January 1, 2017
Having spent her career as a librarian, Susan Strunk worked for 25 years at libraries in the suburban Chicago area before retiring as director of…

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Margaret Reider

January 1, 2017
An avid reader her whole life, Margaret (Peggy) Reider is lead guide at the Drayton Hall Historic Site. She joined the Charleston County Public Library…

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Andy Brack

January 1, 2017
Andy Brack is a communications strategist and publisher who produces two weekly publications - Charleston Currents, which focuses on good Lowcountry news, and Statehouse Report,…

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Steven Clem

January 1, 2017
A finance and tax professional, Steven Clem, E.A. is the founder and president of the Clem Collaborative, a firm specializing in tax preparation, tax planning…

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Maya Hollinshead

January 1, 2017
A native of North Charleston, Maya Hollinshead is a program assistant with the Medical University of South Carolina Library where she is responsible for coordinating…

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Leah Crosby

January 1, 2017
A Lowcountry native, Leah Crosby operates a consulting firm that provides professional development for K-12 teachers. She has served as a Parent Teacher Organization officer…

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Ed Fava

January 1, 2017
A retiree, E.E. (Ed) Fava served for 12 years as administrator for Charleston County Government after completing a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy. He…

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Mary Nesbitt

January 1, 2017
Mary Nesbitt, a native of Georgetown, S.C., is an adjunct professor of English at Charleston Southern University who relocated to Hollywood, S.C. from Upper Marlboro,…

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