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7 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com Publisher’s Note........................................................11 Editor’s Note. ...........................................................13 About the Cover. ......................................................14 Our Contributors. ....................................................15 On the Web..............................................................16 Calendar of Events....................................................18 Our East Cooper Neighbors.....................................144 Come to Mount Pleasant and Live!.........28 Underwater Tower...................................33 Get Out and Golf....................................37 Tips To Get Your Garden Growing.........44 Features Expert Advice Carpet Baggers Carpet One Floor....................... 49 The Outside’s Best Side...................................... 50 Ashley Furniture’s New Location........................ 51 Breathe Easier this Season.................................. 64 Teaching Kids Financial Literacy...................... 121 27 33 18 37 44 contents MARCH/APRIL 2022 • VOL. 12, ISSUE 2 Around Town Blessing of the Fleet................................................ 27 51 49

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9 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com contents MARCH/APRIL 2022 • VOL. 12, ISSUE 2 The Lowcountry Highrollers........................ 83 Girl Power.................................................... 89 Leveling the Field......................................... 95 Charleston’s First Female Doctor.................. 97 Meet the Superhero of CCSD Nursing........ 99 Party Tips for Your Spring Soirée................ 113 Rosé-All-Day Season is Here...................... 127 The Celebration Continues..................... 65 Moody & O’Neal CPAs LLC. ................ 67 Franco’s PTG LLC.................................. 69 The Animal Medical Center of Mount Pleasant................................... 71 Charleston Groomers.............................. 72 Polly’s Fine Jewelry.................................. 73 Charleston Allergy and Asthma............... 74 Lowcountry Plastic Surgery..................... 75 Palmetto Islands County Park................. 76 Isle of Palms Marina................................ 77 Joe Hudson’s Collision Center................. 78 Mellow Mushroom. ................................ 78 Crescent Care Veterinary Clinic.............. 79 Locals...................................................... 80 Dunes West........................54 Sullivan’s Island..................55 I’On...................................56 Isle of Palms.......................57 Georgetown.......................58 Brickyard Plantation..........59 Beautiful Homes. ......................................................... 53 Charleston Women Features Dollars and Sense....................................... 103 PCA Alumni: Where are they Now?. ......... 105 Kelsey Pettus of CHS Coastal Charcuterie.... 107 Susan Matthews at The Matthews Group.... 109 Ellen Cole of Baldwin & Associates. .......... 110 Charleston Fine Homes.............................. 111 Ivy White of Sewee Dental......................... 112 Lawton Ginn Yon of Magnolia Brides........ 117 Bakies Celebrates One Year in I’On. .......... 118 Rebecca Harwood Goode at Coldwell Banker.. 119 Michelle Austin with Carolina One. .......... 120 Joanne Migliori.......................................... 122 Holy City Tennis Shop............................... 123 Debra Ohstom........................................... 125 Sandra Patrick at South Carolina C2C....... 126 Profiles Riverside at Carolina Park... 60 Hamlin Plantation............. 61 Rivertowne Country Club....62 Old Village......................... 63 Best Of Mount Pleasant Architecture Meets Lifestyle. ..................130 Top 10 Isle of Palms...............................133 Top 10 Sullivan’s Island............................34 Top 10 Daniel Island..............................135 Top 10 North Mount Pleasant................136 Top 10 South Mount Pleasant................137 Top 10 Hamlin Plantation. ....................138 Top 10 Carolina Park.............................139 Top 10 DeBordieu. ................................140 Top 10 Georgetown. ..............................141 Top 10 Pawleys Island............................142 Top 10 I’On...........................................143 Coastal Dwellings. .......................................................129

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11 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com Our magazines and podcasts always aim to capture precise moments in the story of East Cooper. Like time capsules, they allow us to revisit specific periods of time through words, photos, videos, facts and stats. Whether you choose to listen to or watch one of our podcasts — like www.VOICEforRealEstate. com or www.MountPleasantPodcast.com — or flip through the digital and print pages of our magazines, any of our media will preserve a particular moment and hopefully make it more memorable. In fact, the entire mission of media is to document the human experience. To prove my point, our March/April issue captures many moments and trends of the moment, from local news to coastal real estate. From Pawleys Island, DeBordieu and Georgetown to Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms and Daniel Island, we’re sharing the images, locations and selling prices of some fabulous coastal Carolina homes in our annual Beautiful Homes issue. If you’d like to take a glimpse of what homes like these were being sold for back to 2017, visit TopTenHomesSold.com. This is amazing information. Elsewhere in this issue, you can access the event calendar for what’s going on in spring and early summer; learn how our very own Mount Pleasant Waterworks has been recognized nationally for their environmentally friendly project; visit area golf courses to get inspired for your next game; and even learn about local dentist Cason Hund, who took the recent PGA Expo in Orlando by storm with his new golf apparel. And make sure to flip through the pages of our special 2022 Best Of section, featuring local businesses who were voted by Mount Pleasant Magazine readers as being the best or one of the best in their specific industry. I also want to highlight our Charleston Women pages in this issue. Charleston Women, at ReadCW.com, has grown tremendously since its original version in 2014, known as Charleston Women In Business. This edition highlights Charleston’s very own roller derby team, the Lowcountry Highrollers. Their next moment in time is one you will not want to miss! Finally, please spend a minute and read what Lorna Hollifield wrote about her journey to take on the role of managing editor here at Mount Pleasant Magazine starting with the May/June 2022 issue. I believe her approach and passion will help the team here continue to provide you with the best magazine possible. We believe we serve the best community here in East Cooper, and y’all deserve a magazine that truly captures the best of what the surrounding communities can offer residents and visitors. One last comment: I wanted to personally thank our former editor Denise K. James, currently our copy editor, for stepping up and taking the reins so we could bring you this edition. Thank you, Denise. Until next time, Bill Macchio Publisher • Publisher@MountPleasantMagazine.com publisher’s note Vol. 12, Issue 2 • March/April 2022 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR BILL MACCHIO Publisher@MountPleasantMagazine.com INTERIM EDITOR DENISE K. JAMES COPY EDITORS LORNA HOLLIFIELD • SARAH B. MCGUIRE COLIN MCCANDLESS ART DIRECTOR DANA COLEMAN MARKETING CONTENT MANAGER BETHANY LONG AD DESIGNERS KIM HALL REBECCA SOTTILE BETHANY LONG TECHNOLOGY GEORGE CONKLIN BRIAN SMITH GENE PHAN WRITERS ISABEL ALVAREZ ARATA • JOYCE D. BLISS EILEEN CASEY • MARY COY STACY DOMINGO • ALEC GARCIA LORNA HOLLIFIELD • SAMANTHA KRAMER L. C. LEACH III • COLIN MCCANDLESS JANET PERRIGO • GINGER SOTTILE CHRISTINE STEELE • SHERRY WHITING PHOTOGRAPHERS MARK STAFF BRAND AMBASSADOR STACEY MCLOUGHLIN STACEY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONSULTANTS ANDY BIMONTE ANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM MANDY WILLIS MANDY@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM KATIE FINCH KATIE@MOUNTPLEASANTMAGAZINE.COM ADMINISTRATION & BOOKKEEPING GINGER SOTTILE DISTRIBUTION U.S. POST OFFICE • HARRIS TEETER • PUBLIX • CVS Mount Pleasant Magazine is published locally by a team of independent contractors. Mount Pleasant Magazine is published six times per year by Media Services, Inc. 1013 Chuck Dawley Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Copyright © Media Services 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction electronically or in print format without the expressed written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited and a violation of U.S. copyright laws. Inquiries to: Mount Pleasant Magazine P.O. Box 22617, Charleston, SC 29413 843-881-1481 Info@MountPleasantMagazine.com

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13 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com editor’s note The beginning doesn’t start where it seems it should. The beginning doesn’t even start in this millennium but instead in summer 1990. I learned to read at 4 years old, the same year my parents divorced and the last summer we spent at our timeshare. I can remember my parents at the condo. The arguing ceased, and everything smelled like salt and Hawaiian Tropic. The Atlantic water was the perfect temperature, and it never rained. I had two forms of escapism embedding into me. I had the ocean, and I had my stories. I declared at age 6 I wanted to be a writer. I MARCH/APRIL 2022 C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S • B E A U T I F U L H O M E S • C H A R L E S T O N W O M E N Spring Has Sprung! Golf, Gardening and More 2021 WWW.BESTOFMP.COM . Skating Through Life The Lowcountry Highrollers are Back Read More of Their Stories SCAN • CLICK SUBSCRIBE YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR MAGAZINE SCAN • CLICK SUBSCRIBE YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR MAGAZINE Passion and Pursuit How I Got from Then to Now enjoyed creating stories about people. I like humans. It doesn’t matter if I’m writing fiction or news. I dig the personalities. My love of the human voice is what chose the writing styles to which I would dedicate my life. I’m not a technical writer. I’m not in a cubicle with no air conditioning, writing grant letters for nonprofits (God bless ‘em). I’m here now, by the sea, learning about the other people who love what I love. I’ve written a lot: novels, articles, short fiction. I’ve succeeded and failed. I have awards and I have rejection letters. I also have knowledge of writer’s warfare from living in the trenches. I got the stir to do something more stable with all of that when my daughter was born. I felt the need to do something meaningful. I wanted to be with other creatives. More than anything, I wanted purpose. At the interview, I met someone who, like the sign on my shoe closet says, “lives with passion.” I could see arrows firing from creative points of origin and felt eager to direct them to the target. I was asked, “why now?” My “why” had to be important. It had to be passion. The fact that they required that of me won me. I am thrilled to be a part of Charleston Women and Mount Pleasant Magazine…a place by the ocean where words decorate pages and celebrate people. Our collective passion. My pursuit. -Lorna Hollifield Upcoming Managing Editor

14 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com about the cover This elegant deepwater home on Daniel Island was marketed by Elke and Nick Pizzo, real estate experts at the Carolina One Daniel Island office. When Elke and Nick listed this amazing property, they asked Photographer John Smoak, of smoakstackstudios.com, to capture images which would help them market the home for more money than any other home on Daniel Island had been listed for at the time. This magnificent 8,300-square-foot, 7 bedroom, 9 bath home right on Ralston Creek offers quality construction and finishing details. Featuring a lavish, flexible floor plan with picturesque views of both Ralston Creek and Wando River, any outdoor living enthusiast will love being just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston by boat and near numerous excellent fishing spots. Truly a waterfront gem of Daniel Island with superb design and livability, this home was an easy choice for the March/April 2022 Beautiful Homes cover of Mount Pleasant Magazine. We hope you’ll find this year’s Beautiful Homes issue filled with helpful resources for your own journey in discovering the home of your dreams. Don’t miss our Coastal Dwelling section, beginning page 129, for the Top 10 Homes of the area’s best neighborhoods. For more information on the cover home visit PizzoHomesPartners.com. MARCH/APRIL 2022 C O A S T A L R E A L E S T A T E I N F O W W W . V O I C E F O R R E A L E S T A T E . C O M C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S • B E A U T I F U L H O M E S • C H A R L E S T O N W O M E N DreamyDesigns Our Annual Beautiful Homes Issue Spring Has Sprung! Golf, Gardening and More 2021 WWW.BESTOFMP.COM Skating Through Life The Lowcountry Highrollers are Back Read More of Their Stories Daniel Island home photographed by John Smoak. A NAME YOU KNOW, A PODCAST YOU WILL REMEMBER BRIAN CLEARY, host of is now the host of

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18 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com ONGOING SC Stingrays When: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in March and April, 2022 Where: North Charleston Coliseum Bring the Sting! Come out to support our very own ECHL team. Several ticket packages to choose from. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Holy City Farmers Market Pop-up When: Last Saturday of month from March to November Where: Firefly Distillery, North Charleston The Holy City Farmers Market will return to Firefly Distillery on the last Saturday of every month from March through November. Shop local at the distillery from noon until 4 p.m. with numerous vendors. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Hip Hop Night at Club Trio When: March 9 at 9 p.m. Where: Club Trio Sponsored by AllThingsGold Productions, featuring Slim Soul and Abstract- That Rapper with DJ Flip on the ones and twos and Indi’Gxld as MC. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Taste of Black Charleston When: March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Exchange Park Join us for the 10th Annual Taste of Black Charleston. Featuring food samples from a wide array of bakers, caterers and chefs, live musical entertainment and an open bar of lively libations. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Artfest When: March 12, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Where: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre The Town of Mount Pleasant is proud to sponsor this annual festival, bringing families and cultural enthusiasts together with budding and professional artists for an event that showcases a diverse array of local and regional artistic talent. All activities and performances are free of charge. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Subtle and Sass Fashion Show When: March 12 at 3 p.m. Where: Subtle and Sass The Subtle and Sass summer collection launch will have you dreaming of your next vacation spot. Shopping, sips and treats all for a good cause. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Niko Moon When: March 13 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer Niko Moon is a country singer-songwriter. Shows are 21 and up. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Charleston History Bowl When: March 16 at 6 p.m. Where: Edmund’s Oast Grab your smartest history nerd friends and join the fun at Edmund’s Oast Brewery for the 2022 Charleston History Bowl, the Ultimate Charleston Trivia Contest. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Charity Chili Cook-Off When: March 19 at 1 p.m. Where: Sam’s Club Parking Lot, North Charleston Calling all chefs, restaurants and cooks! Do you love to cook? I Serve With Joy is on a mission to R.E.A.C.H. (Rebuild Hearts, Empower our youth, Advance Communities and Help the underserved). --------------------------------------------------------------------- Charleston Spring Wine Festival When: March 19 at 1 p.m. Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium Enjoy 50+ Wines, Mimosas, Beer, Live Music and DJ. Tickets Calendar of Events MARCH

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20 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com --------------------------------------------------------------------- Cooper River Bridge Run When: April 2 Where: Coleman Boulevard (Start line.) The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and best conducted 10-K race in the world. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Opening Day When: April 5 at 3:30 p.m. Where: Moultrie Middle School The weekly market, founded in 1998, features vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, sauces, baked goods and other specialty foods, as well as prepared food vendors for those looking for a unique meal. Come by every Tuesday afternoon all spring and summer. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Lowcountry Cajun Festival When: April 9 at noon Where: James Island County Park, James Island Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is back with a full day of Zydeco music, kids’ activities and all around ragin’ Cajun fun. Savor the tastes of authentic Cajun and Creole fare like jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille sausage and crawfish. Also enjoy Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Lowcountry Dogapalooza When: April 9 at noon Where: Hanahan Amphitheater, Hanahan Where a music festival meets an adoption event, this free festival will feature five bands and over 20 rescues and shelters from Charleston to Myrtle Beach. Food trucks, adult beverages and local vendors will be on hand as well. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Drake White When: April 9 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer To listen to Drake White’s music is to fully experience the soul and rhythm of his upbringing in the foothills of Alabama. The undeniable sound of his voice has whipped concert audiences across the country into a frenzy as Drake and his band, The Big Fire, raise the roof and summon spirits to life onstage. --------------------------------------------------------------------- SUSTO When: April 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Music Farm, Charleston Susto is an American indie rock band. Their name comes from the Spanish word “Susto,” reflecting the Cuban roots of the members. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Easter Wine and Chocolate Pairing When: April 16 at 11 a.m. Where: Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island Easter weekend is a great time to gather with family and celebrate with a themed wine and chocolate pairing. Join us for this unique event. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Harlem Globetrotters When: April 16 at 7 p.m. Where: North Charleston Coliseum Bring the family for the inimitable Harlem Globetrotters on the court before the game to school some hoops, show your skills and get autographs and photos. calendar of events

21 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com TWO HUGE WEEKENDS! April 8-9-10 & 14-15-16 Limited number of tickets will be sold for each day of the festival. So purchasing tickets in advance online is strongly recommended. See Complete Details and Buy Advance Tickets Online BooneHallPlantation.com MORE SHOWS!! MORE FUN ON THE FARM!! Event located at 2434 North Hwy. 17 Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464

22 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com --------------------------------------------------------------------- Badflower When: April 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Music Farm, Charleston Badflower is a hard rock band from Los Angeles, leaning toward alternative or indie rock. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Twiddle When: April 19 at 8 p.m. Where: Music Farm, Charleston Twiddle is an American rock band utilizing instrumental improvisation and influences from rock, jazz, bluegrass, reggae and funk. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Diamond Rio When: April 21 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer Diamond Rio found major commercial success in the country music market by playing an eclectic hybrid of modern country, traditional bluegrass — especially in their harmony singing — and a hint of rock ‘n’ roll. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Shovels and Rope When: April 22 at 7 p.m. Where: Music Farm, Charleston Shovels and Rope is an American folk husband and wife duo from Charleston, blending traditional folk, rock and country rock. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Earth Day Celebration When: April 23, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Where: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet Meet us at the Wall Lowcountry Center for a day filled with fun and educational stations for all ages. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Rod Wave and DaBaby When: April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Where: North Charleston Coliseum Rod Wave incorporates hip-hop and R&B as he raps and sings and is considered a trailblazer of soul-trap since 2019. DaBaby released several mixtapes before he rose to mainstream prominence in rap in 2019. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Spring Plant Sale When: April 23, 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Where: Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet Outfit your garden for spring and summer and enjoy a visit to Brookgreen Gardens. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Zac Brown Band: Out in the Middle Tour When: April 23 Where: Credit One Stadium, FKAVolvo Stadium, Daniel Island Don’t miss this highly anticipated concert, showcasing the band’s old-school country roots and Southern rock style — not to mention serving as an ode to their distinct country pride and appreciation for life’s simple pleasures. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Blessing of the Fleet When: April 24 at 11 a.m. Where: Mount 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Brian Kelley When: April 28 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer Country music superstar Brian Kelley, aka “Beach Cowboy,” basks in beats and salty air flavor. Anchored in easy-rolling vibes, Kelley co-penned the full project and co-produced alongside Corey Crowder. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Houndmouth When: April 29 at 6 p.m. Where: The Windjammer Boasting a sound that’s informed by vintage country rock and the melodic side of indie rock, Indiana’s Houndmouth rose to success with the release of their 2013 debut. With their infectious, high-energy live shows and gritty Americana appeal, they’ve become a festival staple. Katt Williams When: April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Where: North Charleston Coliseum, Katt Williams is an American stand-up comedian and actor, featured in Norbit and voiced in Grand Theft Auto IV. calendar of events

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26 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com calendar of events --------------------------------------------------------------------- Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town When: May 12 Where: Credit One Stadium, FKA Volvo Stadium, Daniel Island Miranda Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. This Texas star is sharing the stage with Little Big Town, an Alabama Grammy award-winning country music group. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Caitlyn Smith When: May 14 at 8 p.m. Where: Music Farm, Charleston A native of Minnesota, Caitlyn Smith is a singer, songwriter and musician. She has two albums out that are a blend of country music and pop. --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Lumineers: Brightside World Tour When: May 21 Where: Credit One Stadium, FKA Volvo Stadium, Daniel Island The Lumineers are an American folk rock band based in Denver, known for high-energy live shows. Kenny Chesney: Here and Now 2022 When: May 25 Where: Credit One Stadium, FKAVolvo Stadium, Daniel Island Kenny Chesney is an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician and record producer. He has over 20 albums, including more than 40 Top Ten singles. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Phish When: May 31 and June 1 Where: Credit One Stadium, FKAVolvo Stadium, Daniel Island The progressive American rock band formed in Burlington, Vermont, in 1983 is still rocking! Phish is known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres and a dedicated fan base.

27 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com The Blessing of the Fleet tradition originated centuries ago in southern Europe to ensure a safe and bountiful fishing season. On Sunday, April 24, Mount Pleasant will celebrate sending out its hallowed ships for the 35th time. The annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival, presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter, will be jam-packed with family fun from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The boat parade and ceremonial blessing will commence on the pier at Memorial Waterfront Park at 1 p.m. Opening band Soul Fish will kick off the party. They’ll be followed by crowd-favorite East Coast Party Band, which is sure to keep everyone on their feet. Patrons will be able to enjoy a shag and shrimp-eating contest, as well as a craft show. There will also be a host of seafood presented by some of Mount Pleasant’s favorite eateries. The Blessing of the Fleet is the perfect spring activity to experience with the entire family. It isn’t just a great time; it’s a way to support our local fishermen and seafood sources. But that’s not all — it’s also the perfect occasion for giving back. Net proceeds from the festival will be donated to local nonprofit organizations that partnered with the town of Mount Pleasant. Community Affairs & Marketing Division Chief Nicole Harvey shared, “We are so excited to be celebrating 35 years of blessing our local captains in Mount Pleasant this year. I never cease to be amazed by the tremendous outpouring of love and support from our community for our maritime heritage and the folks who work so hard to put fresh shrimp and seafood on our tables.” BY LORNA HOL L I F I ELD Celebrate Our Maritime Heritage The 35th Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival Visit experiencemountpleasant.com for more information on this amazing Lowcountry tradition, and to learn about free parking and offered shuttles. Most of all, make sure to come out and join in on all the fun. around town GraniteBridgeWealth.com 843 400 4050 Life Offers Bridges of All Kinds WALK CONFIDENTLY ACROSS WITH BRIAN DIFFILY AND BRIAN HARTMANN OF GRANITE BRIDGE WEALTH MANAGEMENT Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC. Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is separately owned and other entities and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. 290 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Suite 2300, Livingston, NJ 07039 (973)716-7581.

28 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com feature BY MARY COY “Come to Mount Pleasant and Live!” The Growth of Charleston’s NeighboringTown At the dawn of the 20th century, Mount Pleasant was a sleepy and somewhat isolated community. Businessmen went home for their midafternoon .dinner and a nap afterward. When a local resident died, a messenger was sent by bicycle to deliver invitations to the funeral. The arrival of traveling medical shows, gypsies and the occasional organ grinder — with the requisite monkey in tow — was cause for big excitement.

29 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com But life changed dramatically with the opening of the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge – better known as the Cooper River Bridge — in 1929. In fact, at the town’s centennial celebration eight years later, a slogan was unveiled by the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce inviting people to “Come to Mount Pleasant and Live!” And come they did. Charleston residents began flocking to new suburban neighborhoods which, until then, had been quiet farmland. Modern services became available to residents. Mayor W.L. Erckmann’s administration, 19341946, boasted the installation of a water system, a water treatment plant and sewer system. A new jail and fire department were built. Mayor Francis Coleman’s tenure, 1946-1960, saw the paving of 10 miles of streets, the opening of Mount Pleasant’s first library and bank and the writing of the town’s first zoning ordinance. The population increased from 1,500 people in 1946 to 5,112 by 1960. When part of the Old Georgetown Road was widened, it was renamed Coleman Boulevard. Mayor G. Magrath Darby, 1960-1976, embraced annexations and increased the number of voting precincts from one to four. He established a full-time fire department and added more policemen. A recreation department was also funded. In short, the town was off and running. It soon became quite apparent that an additional bridge would be needed to handle the increased traffic between Charleston and Mount Pleasant. The three-lane Silas N. Pearman Bridge opened in 1966 to carry travelers into Mount Pleasant, while the original two-lane Grace Bridge became one-way heading into Charleston. Before the Grace Bridge was built, the only way across the Cooper River was by ferry. In 1946, ferry service had to be reinstated for six months after a large ship hit the bridge, killing a family of five whose car plunged into the 240-foot hole in the bridge. It was one of those events locals of a certain age still talk about. A decade after the Pearman Bridge was built, it was determined that the “old bridge” was unsafe for large trucks, so the reversible lane on the “new bridge” was converted to westbound only. Both bridges were demolished when the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge opened in 2005. MARKS OF MOUNT PLEASANT In the 1950s and 60s, supermarkets and shopping centers became symbols of the time. The town’s first shopping center, where GDC is now, was anchored by a Big Star supermarket and drug store, Western Auto and Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. The Old Village’s last mom-andpop grocery, Coleman’s, closed its doors in 1971. By midcentury, the long-standing ship building industry on Shem Creek was replaced by shrimping. Dozens of trawlers crowded the docks. Shrimper Robert Magwood also had a cooter pen where he kept terrapins he shipped to restaurants in Northern cities. For decades, the only restaurants on Shem Creek were Lorelei Seafood and The Fork. Television had become part of daily life and Mount Pleasant hosted two local stations. One was the home of “Suzie Q from Channel 2,” a live elephant that overlooked the Coleman Boulevard approach to the Grace Bridge. Children vied to be the first to spot her when passing in the family car. Another significant memory is when, in 1989, Hurricane Hugo rendered the Ben Sawyer Bridge unusable for a month. This made it clear that an additional route off and onto the islands was needed. The Isle of Palms Connector opened four years later. SIGNS OF PROGRESS In the mid-20th century, the Isle of Palms boasted several juke joints and was a popular dancing scene, but Black residents and visitors were not welcome at the beach or those venues. From the 1930s through the 1960s, Black residents sought recreation at the boardwalk and dance feature