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Third Annual Silent Art Auction and Arts Reception 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JAMES ISLAND, SC (February 9, 2016) - James Island Arts, a committee of the Town of James Island, is pleased to announce its third annual Silent Art Auction and Artists' Reception to celebrate the wealth of cultural achievement in our community. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, on Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

More than thirty artists’ works are featured in the Silent Auction. Works donated by local visual artists, as well as theatres, art schools, musicians and poets, will be available for bidding by event-goers. Starting bids are set by the artists, and proceeds are split between them and James Island art classrooms.

The committee also hosts a students’ competition for James Island K-12 students. Entries are selected by James Island art teachers and put on display at Town Hall and at Island Bazaar next door. This contest is judged by West Ashley High School teacher Dan O’Brien.

The reception and silent bidding begins at 5:00 pm. Bidding ends at 6:45, when the student winners will be announced. While viewing the art and placing bids, guests will be entertained by James Island student musicians including the James Island Middle School Strings, directed by Rebecca Schubel, the Harbor View Elementary School Chorus, led by Shelley Goughnour, and a string quartet under the direction of Andrea Kemper from James Island Charter High School.  Complementary wine, light hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

 

Last year’s event brought in around 200 attendees and yielded over $2000 in donations. The funds have been used for canvas, classroom demonstrations by professional artists, and the framing required for entries for the First District Congressional Art Competition.

James Island Arts is a division of James Island Pride, whose mission is to create a positive image for James Island through various beautification projects and to build cultural awareness in and of our community. This public auction is held to celebrate accomplished local artists and performers, encourage youngsters and their parents to take artistic talent seriously, and provides a cultural venue to young classical musicians. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/jamesislandarts.

Contact:

Katherine Williams, Chair
James Island Arts
Email: kathexis@earthlink.net

 

Posted by Frances Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:08:00 PM

Public Meeting for Pinckney Park (Revised) 

The Town of James Island will host a Public Meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road. Engineers with Hussey Gay Bell will be present to update the public on site analysis and findings regarding Pinckney Park. Please plan to join us on the 22nd. Please see attached flyer for additional information.

Posted by Frances Tuesday, February 9, 2016 11:39:00 AM

Planning Commission Meeting 

The Town of James Island Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

at the Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, James Island. Please click onto Meetings and Events for February agenda.
 

Posted by Frances Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Workshop to Update the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey 

NEWS RELEASE

February 2, 2016

Release Number: 4004

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Shawn R. Smetana, Public Information Officer

Phone: (843) 958-4007/Fax: (843) 958-4004

Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

 

Workshop to Update the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey

Citizens will provide input on the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey

 

Charleston County is asking citizens for input to help identify potential properties for inclusion on the Historical and Architectural Survey. Citizens are invited to attend a public workshop on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers, located at 4045 Bridge View Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405. Staff will provide an overview of historic preservation efforts at the County and a description of the project.  Following the presentation, citizens will have an opportunity to ask questions, share oral histories, and provide information on historical or architectural sites.

 

In 2015, the Charleston County Zoning and Planning Department was awarded a Federal Historic Preservation Grant from the National Park Service (administered by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History) to fund an update to the Charleston County Historical and Architectural Survey (last conducted in 1992). New South Associates (NSA), Inc., a cultural resources consulting firm, has been hired to complete this project, which includes identifying and surveying properties that have historical or architectural significance. The survey update will only include properties in unincorporated Charleston County that have not previously been surveyed.

 

Citizens can also provide feedback by visiting the project website or Facebook page.  Information gathered through these webpages and the community meeting will influence what sites are inventoried and contribute to the local historic context and report recommendations.

 

For more information about the survey update and project timeline:

*What is a historic resource survey?

A historic resource survey is the process of systematically identifying historic properties within the boundaries of a specific geographical area, documenting their location and physical characteristics, and evaluating their significance within an appropriate historical context.

 

*Why are historic resource surveys important to communities?

Information produced through historic resource surveys serves many purposes. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) uses survey information to identify properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.  City, county, and regional planners use survey information to develop preservation management plans and in preparing comprehensive community plans. Economic development programs rely on survey information to attract investors to communities and to promote heritage tourism. Survey information provides educators, civic organizations, and interested citizens with a basis for learning about the history of their community and making decisions about the care of historic properties.

 

*Source: South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

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For information on Charleston County Government news and services, the public can:

 

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Posted by Robin Sanders Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:48:00 PM

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements Project 

News Release                              January 29, 2016

                                                                                                  Release Number: 4002

MEDIA CONTACT
Shawn Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007 / Fax: (843) 958-4004
Email: ssmetana@charlestoncounty.org

Project website: http://roads.charlestoncounty.org/projects/harborviewroad/

Traffic Alert: Nighttime Lane Closures continue for the Harbor View Road Improvements project
 

Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures will continue on Sunday, January 31. Crews will

be working on Harbor View Road for the Harbor View Road Improvements project. All work is weather permitting.

 

 

January 31 – February 28:

 

  • Nighttime lane closures will occur on Harbor View Road.
  • The work will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.
  • Flagmen will be on site to control traffic. 
  • At no time will the entire roadway be blocked to traffic.
  • Drivers will have access to businesses and residential properties along Harbor View Road at all times.
  • At least one lane will remain open to traffic under flagging operations.
  • Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times.

 

The purpose of the Harbor View Road Improvements project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Harbor View Road and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The scheduled completion of the project is expected in fall 2016.

 

The project will include the addition of a center two-way left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard, the addition of right turn lanes at major intersections, the addition of traffic signals at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive, the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road and the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

 

Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.

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For information on Charleston County Government news and services, the public can:

 

- Prepared by the Charleston County Public Information Office -

Posted by Robin Sanders Friday, January 29, 2016 4:50:00 PM
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