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Enrich Yourself with Lowcountry Plantation History

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South Carolina MansionWe are “living the dream” in the Lowcountry.

Historic sites, natural beauty, and recreational opportunities surround us in Mount Pleasant. The wonderful beaches of Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms are at our front door. And, just across the Ravenel Bridge are the many attractions of Charleston, James Island, Johns Island, Folly Beach, and Summerville.

A recent article in USA Today highlighted a special aspect of our cherished South Carolina history. Two of the “Ten Best Historic Southern Plantations” are located in Mount Pleasant and Charleston. The plantations bloomed as early as the 17th century, and many of the beautiful structures and gardens are still with us today in South Carolina.

Inspired by the article, I have chosen some of the top Charleston-area plantations to visit.
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Shrimp and Grits Cook-Off Benefits Charleston Animal Society

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Peck1This Labor Day weekend, the Shrimp and Grits Cook-Off offers Charleston residents the opportunity to eat and drink for a great cause.

During the Shrimp and Grits Cook-Off, fifteen elite local chefs will showcase their take on the Lowcountry classic. Attendees will then sample each chef’s creation, voting on their favorite to determine which chef earns the coveted People’s Choice Award. Professional judging will also be done by celebrity judges.

Wine, spirits, and beer will also be available for everyone’s enjoyment. Finally, live music from local bands will complete the evening.

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Spoleto Festival Brings High Art to Charleston

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Spoleto Festival | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmA festival renowned the world over, the Spoleto Festival brings high art to Charleston each year.

Charleston’s 2014 Spoleto Festival will begin with a presentation of  My Cousin Rachel at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 22. The 2014 Spoleto Festival will continue through the entire month of May. The Festival will end on Sunday, June 8. [Read more…]

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Traits That Can Ruin Your Marriage

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Divorce Attorney in Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmWhy do some couples stay married, while others get divorced?

The answers to this complex question are as varied as the couples themselves. However, well-respected research done by a team of psychologists sheds some light on the common traits that can foster unhappiness in a marriage.

The team, lead by John Gottman, recorded 80 couples talking about a recent argument and made note of the types of interactions. During this process, the team made a startling discovery, according to the Scientific American: as few as four behaviors “could be used to predict which couples would still be married 14 years later – with 93% accuracy.”

These “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” as they were called, are toxic to a marriage. [Read more…]

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Cooper River Bridge Run

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Charleston’s favorite race is back: the Cooper River Bridge Run is set to take place in just a few days.Cooper River Bridge Run | The Peck Law Firm

Every year, more than 35,000 runners and walkers participate in the run from Mt. Pleasant to downtown Charleston. Participants wind through Mt. Pleasant before crossing the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, which offers spectacular views of the river and of Charleston.

The Bridge’s great views aren’t the only feature that contributes to the popularity of this race. The Bridge Run offers activities and events for everyone before and after the race itself. These include the following: [Read more…]

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More Women Over 50 Getting Divorced

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Women Filing for Divorce in Charleston, SC | Attorney The Peck Law FirmIf you’re a woman 50 years of age or older and you’ve decided to divorce your husband, you’re not alone.

Most people know that the divorce rate is high; however, few people realize that the divorce rate among “baby boomers” has increased dramatically.

A recent Wall Street Journal article reports, “Among people ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has doubled over the past two decades.”

This data comes from the U.S. Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by a pair of Bowling Green State University sociologists. While overall, divorce rates have declined since the 1980s, the rate of “gray divorce” is the highest it’s ever been. [Read more…]

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First Annual Lowcountry Family Expo

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8536717_sAn event that promises to excite, engage, inform, and inspire: what could be better for your kids?

The first annual Lowcountry Family Expo promises to be a wonderful event for the whole family. It will have something for everyone, including interactive activities, exciting exhibits, and fun contests.

The Family Expo will begin on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. in the Charleston Area Convention Center. [Read more…]

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Don’t Miss The Charleston Wine and Food Festival

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We are fortunate to live in Charleston, South Carolina where we can enjoy so many special festivals and events. One of the highlights of every year is the Charleston Wine and Food Festival.

This year, the Charleston Festival starts on Thursday, March 6 and runs through Sunday, March 9 at various restaurants and locations throughout Charleston and Mount Pleasant.  One of the highlights is sure to be the Culinary Village where you will be able to sample food and beverages from more than 40 vendors. You will also want to visit the Southern Season Open Air Artisan Market and the Outdoor Living Open Grilling Area. Tastings and demonstrations will abound. [Read more…]

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Charleston Port Authority Considering Expansion

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Charleston Port Authority | The Peck Law FirmCharleston is one of the greatest places to live and work in the nation. And soon, there may be even more opportunity in our community.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome recently asserted the importance of investing in our local port. Newsome wants to deepen the Port of Charleston from its current 45 feet to more than 50 feet.

“The growth of exporting and the formation of mega-alliances that will feature the deployment of large container ships on the East Coast mean that deepened harbors are critical for supporting commerce in the Southeast region,” he said. [Read more…]

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Charleston’s Famous Lowcountry Oyster Festival Returns!

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Oyster Festival | Charleston, SC | The Peck Law FirmThe legendary event that has all of Charleston abuzz is nearly here. It is one of my favorites.

Charleston’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival has been described as one of the top events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Activities start this Sunday (January 26) at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.

The day of the Festival, you will enjoy watching the famous oyster shucking and oyster eating contests. [Read more…]

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