?Mount Pleasant Based Kids Teeth Urges Parents to Keep Up With Children’s Dental Checkups, Cleanings

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Skipping dental visits during the pandemic can lead to more serious issues later

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s tempting to put off routine medical care and checkups. But delaying those important exams could lead to additional problems down the road. The doctors and staff at Mount Pleasant pediatric dentist Kids Teeth are urging parents to keep up those regular dental checkups and cleanings for their children.

“Dentistry is essential health care,” said Dr. Mike Myers, a board-certified dentist at Kids Teeth. “Studies have shown that underlying dental and periodontal disease puts patients at an increased risk for other systemic illnesses.”

Kids Teeth offers some ways parents can make children’s oral health a priority – even during a pandemic.

Prevention: Brushing twice daily, flossing, and visiting the dentist twice per year are the best ways to prevent early-stage cavities from growing into more serious issues. Catching issues, like cavities, early can prevent pain, infection, and the need for emergency treatments.

Routine: Creating a dental routine for your child reduces anxiety and makes it more likely they’ll enjoy their trips to the dentist. Visiting the same dental office regularly helps children get familiar with the pediatric dental practice, its surroundings and the dental team.

Improved Overall Health: Untreated dental issues can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.

Save Money: Skipping your biannual cleanings and X-rays can cost you more in the long run. Paying for preventative dental care is much less expensive than paying for fillings, crowns and other expensive procedures to repair damage missed due to lack of regular care.

Reinforcement: Children tend to tune out their parents. Sometimes they need another adult or doctor to reinforce messages about brushing, flossing and good dental hygiene habits.

The team at Kids Teeth understands that parents are even more concerned about the health and safety of medical offices right now. Kids Teeth always prioritizes the health and care of their patients and families. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the team has taken additional precautions to keep patients, families and staff safe.

“We understand that these are different times, and we must add these extra safety measures to protect our patients and staff,” said Dr. Will MacDonald, board-certified pediatric dentist at Kids Teeth. “But there’s no reason we can’t continue the Kids Teeth experience that patients and parents love.”

About Kids Teeth
Located in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Kids Teeth is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to infants, children and adolescents in a friendly and comfortable environment. Serving the Charleston area for more than 40 years, Kids Teeth believes that through the education and motivation of children and their parents, patients can maintain a lifetime of good oral health. Learn more at www.kidsteethsc.com.

Want to own a piece of the old Folly Pier? Here is how

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Interest in Folly Beach Pier Souvenirs

  1. The Folly Beach Fishing Pier is a Lowcountry landmark. As the current pier reaches the end of its useful life, Charleston County Parks is honored to announce the creation of the next Folly Beach Fishing Pier that will serve our community for generations to come.

    For those wishing to keep a souvenir of the former pier, we will be salvaging pilings from the current pier, and there will be an opportunity to purchase those from Charleston County Parks at a later date. We are currently working with the construction team to determine inventory and timing. For now, we are currently collecting names and email addresses of people interested in purchasing a souvenir from the pier. If you would like to be notified when these become available for sale, please enter your name and email address so that our staff can get in touch! Proceeds from the sale of piling pieces will benefit the Charleston County Parks Foundation.

Click to Fill Out a Form of Interest

For some local Charlestonians, this election is personal

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Throughout downtown Charleston, residents are showing their support for local, state, and national candidates. Yet, for some, this is less about the party and more about a personal voice to remove what one sign calls a disease or STD.

Here are some of the signs and decor found outside of homes in downtown Charleston, South Carolina:

It seems this election is going much deeper than politics here in the Lowcountry.

Charleston Business Spotlight: Pinckney Palm Social Media

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Meet Erin, the founder, learn about her team and her passion for Charleston, S.C.Meet our Founder…

Erin Phillips found her love for social media way back in 2008 (old for social media) when a professor at Clemson University made her start an account on a little something called Twitter and a blog on WordPress. It was love at first tweet and she didn’t slow down from there, going on to do social media for clients like Le Creuset and BMW agency-side before working for Fortune 120 company Capital One.

She has lived abroad in London and in big cities like Washington D.C. Erin thrives on bringing her big-brand and big-city experience to brands on a smaller, more tailored level.

Our team rocks.

Erin isn’t the only one helping our clients each and every day, we also are comprised of a small and oh so mighty team! We can’t wait for you to get to know Ryann McCall and Raegan Loftis, both Social Media Coordinators on our team.

We also strive to partner with female contractors who need roles outside of the traditional 9-5 so they can show up in their homes and communities.

We ?? Charleston, SC!
If you’ve visited our hometown of Charleston, SC, I don’t think we need to explain why we love it so much. From historic downtown to our many beaches, the southern hospitality, the warm climate and the delicious and lively culinary and arts scene, it’s just plain perfection. Come pay us a visit!


  • Strategy
  • Content Creation (images, video, copy, hashtags)
  • Content Calendaring & Scheduling
  • Consulting
  • Management
  • Analytics
  • Classes & Training
  • Paid Advertising
  • Blog Content


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Charleston, S.C.- OCTOBER 26, 2020– Folly Beach-based nonprofit Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF) is excited to partner with Mex 1 Coastal Cantina to announce a fundraiser to send eight deserving Veteran members of the WSF program, as well as WSF crew to Thunderbomb Surf Camp in Nicaragua next June. Kicking off on November 11 for Veteran’s Day, $1 from every taco sold from Mex 1’s new Thunderbomb Taco (made with Baja battered Wahoo, red cabbage, pineapple salsa, and guac sauce) sold through the end of 2020 at all three Mex 1 locations (Sullivan’s Island, West Ashley and Park West) will go towards the cost of food, airfare, accommodations, and experiences for this week-long intensive retreat.?

“We are so grateful to be approached by Mex 1 yet again to help fund this incredible retreat for eight Veterans in our program,” shares Founder and Executive Director Andy Manzi. “I will personally never forget my first surf trip to Latin America, as it was a trip that forever changed my life for the better.”

“We are stoked to be continued supporters of Warrior Surf’s incredible mission,” shares Mex 1 Marketing and Beverage Director Morgan Hurley. “We hope Charleston locals and visitors not only try this craveable new taco, but also consider donating a specific experience for a Veteran attending the Camp like a meal or yoga session.”

Warrior Surf Foundation has served over 500 Veterans struggling with PTSD and other mental health challenges to-date through its surf therapy, yoga and wellness programs. This will be the nonprofit’s first of hopefully many retreats to Thunderbomb Surf Camp- where Veterans will focus on healing through psycho-education, positive psychology and resiliency. For more information about Thunderbomb, visit www.thunderbombsurf.com.?

Stay tuned for Mex 1 and Warrior Surf Foundation’s second SHARE THE STOKE, Win a Board, Give A Board raffle launching next month, in which one lucky winner will win a custom board shaped by Tim Jump of Secula Surf and one WSF Veteran graduate will also walk away with a board from Tim. 100% of all proceeds from SHARE THE STOKE will also go to Thunderbomb Surf Camp.

To donate directly to WSF + Mex 1’s Thunderbomb Surf Camp, with options to donate a specific experience for a Veteran like surfing for the day, a yoga session or a dinner, please visit https://warriorsurf.rallyup.com/thunderbomb.

More about WSF:

Founded on Folly Beach, S.C. in May 2015 by American combat veterans and surfers, Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF) addresses post-service transition challenges such as post-traumatic stress, moral injury, survivor’s guilt and TBI through surf therapy, yoga, wellness sessions and community. WSF’s Surf Therapy Program strives to enhance the psychological and physical well-being of Veterans, active duty service members and their families through the experience of surfing. For more information, visit www.warriorsurf.org or follow WSF on Facebook and Instagram.

More about Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (three locations in Charleston, S.C.) was inspired by surf trips down the Baja Peninsula, cruising down the Mex 1 highway and veering off towards the ocean on a small dirt road to surf. The restaurant’s entire experience is fueled by the light, fresh flavors of Baja, served up in the little cantinas that dot the coastline (with no shortage of tequila)! For more information, visit www.mex1coastalcantina.com or follow Mex 1 on Facebook and Instagram.

#LAFtogether5K Virtual 5K – Raising Funds for Autism in the Lowcountry

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#LAFtogether5K virtual race raises funds for Lowcountry Autism Foundation who support families with children with autism by offering family support services, autism awareness, and free programming. 

The purchase of shirts includes race fee.

The Covid19 pandemic impacted The Lowcountry Autism Foundation by having to cancel our largest in-person fundraiser of the year, Oysters for Autism. We knew we had to do something to replace this event because we cannot afford to continue hosting our programming without the necessary funding. 

In order to offer consistent programming, we need your help. Every dollar raised by a registered virtual runner and purchase of t-shirt(s), is supporting a child with autism to learn water and life safety skill swim lessons, helping a caregiver receive for a night of respite, art therapy for children with autism and their siblings, family resources, support groups, and outings for the whole family! So lace up your sneakers and #LAFtogether5K while supporting an amazing cause! 

On race day 11/7, be sure to use hashtag #LAFtogether5K with your shared pictures and videos. All shared posts are entered for some great prizes! We will announce throughout the day and mail to the winners. Following your race, please send your race time to kat_bodkin@lafinc.org. We will announce winners and all times via email and social media on Sunday, November 8th!

Please share this link bonfire.com/laftogether5k-virtual-5k with all your friends and family. We would love to see our virtual participants from all over the country! 

“See” you on race day!

We appreciate YOU,

LAF Staff & Board of Directors

48 Lowcountry nonprofits receive donations from Boeing

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Boeing South Carolina announced the donation of over $195,000 to 48 nonprofits throughout the Lowcountry as part of the Employees Community Fund of Boeing initiative.

Since 2012, the fund has donated nearly $2 million to local nonprofits

The following communities received grants:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Angel Flight Soars, Inc. (South Carolina Branch Office)
  • Be A Mentor, Inc.
  • Beyond Basic Life Skills
  • Camp Happy Days
  • Camp Rise Above, Inc.
  • Charleston Animal Society
  • Charleston Area Senior Citizen’s Services, Inc.
  • Charleston Habitat for Humanity
  • Charleston Orphan House
  • Dorchester Habitat for Humanity
  • East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels
  • Enough Pie
  • Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina
  • Friends of Coastal South Carolina
  • Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS)
  • Humanities Foundation
  • Junior Achievement of Greater SC
  • Katie’s Krops
  • Lowcountry AIDS Services
  • Lowcountry Autism Foundation
  • Lowcountry Food Bank, Inc.
  • Lowcountry Pregnancy Center
  • March of Dimes – South Carolina Chapter/Lowcountry Division
  • My Sister’s House, Inc.
  • One-Eighty Place
  • Operation Home, Inc.
  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation
  • Palmetto Project Inc./Begin with Books program
  • Pattison’s Academy
  • Respite Care of Charleston
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston South Carolina Inc.
  • Special Olympics South Carolina
  • Summerville Family YMCA
  • The ARK of SC
  • The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
  • The Green Heart Project
  • The Lonon Foundation
  • The Slave Dwelling Project
  • Tri-county Family Ministries, Inc.
  • Trident Literacy Association
  • Warrior Surf Foundation
  • We Are Family
  • Wings for Kids
  • YWCA of Greater Charleston, Inc.

Learn about Boeing Community Engagement

Celebrating Halloween Safely – Tips from the DHEC

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To safely celebrate Halloween this year, DHEC recommends outdoor, no-contact events that are low-risk for disease transmission. Drive-through events, one-directional haunted trails, outdoor pumpkin patches and creative methods for handing out candy can be safe alternatives for celebrating. Follow these tips to avoid the scare of being exposed to or spreading COVID-19.
Costume masks

  • Don’t use a costume mask as a substitute for a cloth mask unless it’s made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around your face.
  • Don’t wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider making or purchasing a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
  • Trick-or-treating can occur safely if everyone properly wears protective masks and stays six feet away from others
  • Keep your mask on at all times
  • If there’s already a group of kids at one door, wait until they leave before approaching
  • Skip houses that don’t have precautions in place
  • Consider organizing trick-or-treating events within communities where those participating have agreed to follow masking and social distancing precautions
    Handing out candy
  • Use prepackaged candy only
  • Offer hand sanitizer outside your door
  • The safest approach would be to offer bundled packages of candy that each trick-or-treater can collect for themselves
  • Don’t allow dozens of hands to reach into the same candy bowl
  • Use tongs to remove the candy from the bowl and drop it into each trick-or-treater’s bag
  • Wear a mask when you open the door and limit time in close contact
  • Wash your hands frequently
    Halloween parties
  • Halloween parties that involve people outside your household are discouraged. If you want to have a Halloween party, keep it small and invite only immediate family members
  • Outside events would be lower risk than inside events
  • Wear your protective mask
  • Stay six feet away from others
  • When eating or drinking, replace your protective mask immediately. You’re at highest risk for COVID-19 transmission with your mask off
  • Avoid any no-mask parties. These have been shown to be extremely high risk for COVID-19 transmission
  • Have all eating and drinking outside and avoid buffet-style eating. Have one person serve food and have separate tables for each family
    Haunted houses, festivals and other attractions
  • Plan ahead and refer to CDC guidance for evaluating the risk level for these types of activities
  • Keep in mind that any event expecting attendance to be greater than 250 people must go through the mass gatherings event exception process established by Executive Order of the Governor and led by the S.C. Department of Commerce.?
  • Be sure to wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer and stay socially distanced by six feet or more
  • Screaming and shouting can propel more virus and may increase risk of transmission to those close by and extend to those beyond six feet


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Queen Street Hospitality Group’s Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila is excited to host a socially-distanced Dia De Los Muertos Parking Lot Party to celebrate this Mexican holiday!


Sunday, November 1

12-5 p.m.


The Jalisco team will be roasting two whole goats and a pig, and drink sponsor Patron will be on site pouring party pouches. Tacos cooked over open fire with Jalisco’s delicious locally-made tortillas will also be available, in addition to cornhole and live music from DJFour5. The first 80 attendees will receive a free skull face mask. 


1271 Folly Road, James Island


No tickets necessary

More about Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila:

Named after the western Mexican state fringing the Pacific Ocean, Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila on James Island focuses on fresh local ingredients and pays respect to traditional recipes from Mexico. The restaurant, located at 1271 Folly Road, offers fresh locally-made tortillas, delicious seafood, inventive margaritas, plenty of outdoor space, TVs for watching the game, cornhole and foosball. Don’t miss Jalisco’s daily specials, happy hour and brunch. For more information, visit jalisco-chs.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Introducing Firefly Distillery’s new loyalty program

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Firefly Distillery has focused on providing unique experiences for patrons throughout the pandemic and is now?launching a new loyalty program?to reward return visitors who have supported this Charleston mainstay’s move and expansion to Park Circle earlier this year.

For those who visited Firefly Distillery’s original location on Wadmalaw, you may know that after 5 visits, you became part of the Firefly Family by getting your polaroid photo up on the Tasting Room wall. And now, just as the distillery has expanded and grown with their new Park Circle location, so has their?loyalty program for “Frequent Flyers.”

With so many happenings at Firefly from socially distant concerts to pet adoption events, food trucks, and live music, each visit is it’s own experience. The new “Firefly Frequent Flyer” program was designed to reward repeat visits to the distillery:


  • 1st visit: get your Firefly Frequent Flyer card stamped
  • 2nd visit: get a free Firefly decal or keychain
  • 3rd visit: get a free Firefly koozie
  • 4th visit: get a free Firefly tasting
  • 5th visit: get a free cocktail + get your photo featured on Firefly’s Instagram and added to their “Frequent Flyer” highlight