Football fever

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Some of us would follow that pigskin on most any field, most anytime. For others it’s all about connections. As a former high school football star – alas before I knew him – Jim leans more to the former, while favoring certain links. He’s also a pro ball fan. I’m all about connections, and am not as much into the …

To get started is easy, but to finish is....

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Surely I have ADD. I can’t spend three minutes on one task before I get distrac—SQUIRREL!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Doppiness and other misadventures

Friday, September 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

‘Don’t mind her,” mom often said to dad if I stumbled, “she’s pretty doppy.”

Fear the rain

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:07 a.m.

There are two types of people in the world: Those who carry umbrellas, and those who don’t.

Tenderloin: aptly named

Friday, September 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite cuts of meat is pork tenderloin. I especially like it when it’s priced BOGO at the grocery store. I cook one and freeze one. …

Something to think about

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Musings while mopping on a rainy Sunday afternoon:

Aloha revisited

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Two enchanting events last weekend recaptured memories of a wonderfully lush journey 44 years ago. One was a joyous celebration, the other a TV rerun. …

Beware the pitfalls of single-member districts

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

As a life-long resident of Summerville, I have championed the success of Dorchester School District Two since entering Summerville Grammar School on …

Fried what? You can bake those?

Friday, September 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

When I was growing up it seemed that the only thing mother fried was chicken, fish, potatoes and breakfast. Apparently things have really changed. …

Looking forward to November

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On Nov. 3, citizens of Summerville will have a chance to decide the future of our town. Do we maintain the character of a small southern town? Or do we go down the path of high density development like Mount Pleasant? The current mayor, Bill Collins, has set us on the path of development. He has chosen to commit $12 million of your tax dollars …

A long, strong life – still!

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:47 a.m.

The car that rammed hers last April totaled it and nearly totaled Ritha Tuten. Resultant injuries included a split knee with a three-inch bolt holding it together; a broken leg complete with a long pin down one side secured with a half dozen screws; five breast plates from several broken ribs; a broken wrist; a hand with four protruding pins, and …

Lives Change @ Your Library: How Bountiful the Donating for Shelves and Sales

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:47 a.m.

Patrons sometimes refer to libraries as the “community’s living room.” After all, isn’t a library similar to the room in our homes that is comfortably designed for everyday use? And, like a living room, on some days one area of the library catches our attention. At Summerville’s library, that area is where …

A slave to stuff

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

How often do you purge? You know, when you grab a trash bag and run through the house tossing in anything that doesn’t breathe.

Avoid Expensive Errors When Paying for College

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

It’s Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want …

Sunset cruisin’

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

What’s more soothing than water?

From the Mayor’s Desk

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

As schools open for another year and parents adjust their lifestyles from summertime when the living is easy, let’s look back at 2015 summer in Summerville.

Beware hot food

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Last month, an appellate court in New Jersey decreed that a man who was burned while praying over his fajitas could not sue the Applebee’s …

Signs of life

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The sign that riveted my attention was tacked up on Karen’s business entrance. It was only three lines, with six total words:

The world is a little dimmer now.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Jimmie Harrison, who gave 110 percent to the Summerville Journal Scene for many years, went home to be with her husband and children on July 28. …

‘A Fine Romance’

Friday, August 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I was there at the birth of a love story.

LIVES CHANGE @ YOUR LIBRARY: Gardener Volunteers “Green Thumb” at Library

Special to the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

“Fool your neighbors” begins a popular ad, which refers to placing “silk-like” flowers in pots for “forever blooms. …

No frog princes here

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

There are two kinds of people: Those who hate snakes, and those who don’t.

Where am I?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Raise your hand if you’re lost. What? Me, too!

Cool summer salads

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

When it’s as flat hot as it has been recently, cool dishes are most welcome. Nothing fits this culinary bill of fare as well as salads. …

Living longer and enjoying it

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My family is always tossing around pearls of wisdom. At my high school graduation Uncle Charles announced, “After you turn fitty, it’s …

Prize winning PJs

Friday, July 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Jim and I still annually toast a pair of pajamas—or lack of same – as we are about to celebrate the 58th anniversary of our honeymoon. …

Lives Change @ Your Library; Plan to Escape: Summer Reading 2015

Special to the Journal Scene

Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:20 p.m.

“What if you were someone different?” That is a question posed by Vendela Vida whose work has been among The New York Times Notable …

Julie and her new purse

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

My purse never ceases to startle me. It’s like “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”: I’m not sure what it contains, but …

Mayor Myers: Service to Summerville

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

(Excerpts from “Book of Golden Deeds” award given to Mr. Berlin for community service by The Charleston Exchange Club)

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