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The Face of Charleston by Johanna Spinks
By Katherine Mengedoht
Painted by international artist Johanna Spinks, this series is entitled the Face of Charleston; Charlestonian Katherine Mengedoht is the co-creator. The purpose of this public art project is to highlight our city by offering the portrait and story of one individual per month. Each portrait is painted in a single two-hour sitting with no further adjustments or changes. Johanna, Katherine and the subject get to know each other during the sitting and the life story of the sitter is gleaned from their time together. This is award-winning portraitist Johanna Spinks’ third installment of “The Face of…” project. To find out more, go to www.johannaspinks.com.
‘Every man his D.E.W.’
By the Whisky Couple
Flying back from the United States to Europe last month, your Whisky Couple briefly parted at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Becky was picked up by friends who brought her and our luggage home to Zwolle. I had 45 minutes to catch my plane to Dublin, where I was expected to witness the launch of a stunning 18-year-old Tullamore Dew single malt whiskey … a small two-day detour I could not resist. Tullamore Distillery and its whiskey have an interesting story, so bear with me and travel back to the early 1800s.
Seasonal turkey shifts don’t halt lifetime encounters
By Jeff Dennis
After a lackluster wild turkey hunting season in 2015, many hunters are re-doubling their efforts heading into 2016. A new statewide turkey hunting season and a reduced bag limit on wild turkeys is also in focus. A wet winter gave way to a very warm and sunny month of March, giving an early start to spring and to the antics of mating turkeys. South Carolina hunters are allowed to harvest two toms in one day, but a double-up on wild turkeys remains a very rare bird indeed.
Five seek to follow Paul Thurmond for District 41
By Charleston Mercury Staff
Dive in, the water is fine; five did just that in running for the GOP primary to fill the seat currently held by South Carolina State Senator Paul Thurmond (R) in District 41. Four attorneys and one businessman are in this heavily Republican district; no Democrat has filed to run.
Your salmon sheets posed some questions to the candidates; the print edition edited these for newspaper style purposes and for brevity. The full responses are posted here.