Rescuing One Broad Street, Part II
By Peg Eastman
In 1866, the damaged bank building at One Broad Street was sold to William L. Trenholm and Theodore D. Wagner, business associates of John Fraser & Company. During the war, their company had been heavily involved in blockade running at home while its Liverpool subsidiary was clandestinely involved in procuring war ships and materiel for the Confederacy abroad.
Ann Yancy — leaving the lights on
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.
Fiddler on the loch
By the Whisky Couple
If you are planning to drive in Scotland from Fort William to Inverness along the A82, be sure to stop in the village of Drumnadrochit. Slow down this time and try to say it again. Well, stop here regardless — not only to enjoy the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition — but certainly for a visit to Fiddler’s. Proprietor Jon Beach has the most amazing collection of whisky, loves to tell about them and pours every single one of them — as long as you are ready to pay.
Unwelcome waters deluge the Santee River system
By Jeff Dennis
The famed Santee Delta is one of our state’s premiere venues for serious waterfowl hunters. Landowners make sure to flood the planted rice fields ahead of the fall migration and weather considerations always shift the timing somewhat. The results are usually spectacular for the hunters and birdwatchers alike. This season has been vastly different.