An Emotional 2017 – Some of the Most Memorable Images of the Year

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2017 was a year we will never forget.? From the election of a massive underdog in U.S. politics, massacres in Las Vegas and Sutherland Falls, a season of Hurricanes that tore us down, brush fires in California that sent people evacuating to marches for justice in most major cities.? This was the year Houston got the World Series and the other team from California won the NBA title.? The year we saw the retirement of Dale Jr and lost many iconic celebrities.? This year, in many parts of the country, millions gathered to witness daytime darkness.

We compiled some of the most memorable images of the year so we can all look back and remember.

Las Vegas Massacre (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


Howard University Cheerleaders Taking a Knee (Photo from NY Times)


Puerto Rico Hurricane Aftermath (Photo from NY Times)


Houston Astros World Series Parade (Photo by Houston Chronicle)


Changing of the Guards – A New U.S. President (Photo by BBC)


Protecting a Confederate Statue (Photo by ABC News)


California Fires (Photo from Time Magazine)


Warriors Win the Title (Photo by HoopsHype)


Dale Jr. Retires – Daytona Speedway (Photo by Hendrick Motorsports)


Water flows down Interstate 10 which has been inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Solar Eclipse (Photo credit:? Ted Hesser /


Sutherland Springs, TX Aftermath (Photo from Washington Post)


Hurricane Harvey (Photo from ABC News)


Women’s March on Washington (Photo from Curve Magazine)

Have a great 2018




What To Do With Your Leftover Solar Eclipse Glasses

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Solar eclipse glasses. We all have them. The big event is over, so what do we do with them now? We came up with a few ideas for you.

What to do with your leftover Solar Eclipse Glasses

  1. Turn them into your new sleep mask.
  2. Keep those eyes super shaded when sunning on the beach or at the pool.
  3. Ensure whomever is “it” is not cheating while counting during hide-n-seek.
  4. Donate them to kids in South America. (Yes, it is a real thing!
  5. Cut the dark lenses out and wear the cardboard frames as a super cool pair of “shade-free” shades.
  6. Tuck them away until the next solar eclipse. 2024 is not that far away.
  7. Use them to correct that slightly off kilter bar stool.
  8. Add them to your hangover kit for maximum darkness.
  9. Proudly display them in a frame to commemorate the 2017 event.
  10. Turn them into a picture frame by replacing the lenses with your favorite eclipse photos.


Have any more ideas? We would love to hear them!? Please leave a comment below.

Andrew Pinckney Inn Collects School Supplies for Teachers’ Supply Closet







The Andrew Pinckney Inn is partnering with the Teachers’ Supply Closet (TSC) to help get school supplies to local children for the 2017 school year. Now through Labor Day they will be collecting new or gently used school/office supplies in our lobby at 40 Pinckney Street. As a way to say thank you to our guests for supporting our cause, if you bring in at least three supplies we will offer one free night of valet parking during your stay*.

Teachers’ Supply Closet eliminates the need for teachers to pay for the products. They are a nonprofit affiliate of the national Kids In Need Foundation that provides free school supplies to teachers in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties who work at schools where at least 81% of the students are on the free or reduced meals program. In 2016 they provided 27,550 children with free school supplies.

Top 5 Needs: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
-Composition Notebooks
-Copy Paper
-Hand Sanitizer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?.
-Glue Sticks

Other Wish List Needs:
-Pink Erasers
-Washable Markers
-Pocket Folders

Drop Off Location:
Andrew Pinckney Inn
40 Pinckney Street, Charleston, SC

*Free valet parking is to be used during your current visit only and it is nontransferable. Good for one night only of parking, in exchange for a minimum of three separate school supplies.

Teacher Supplies Closet Mission: To serve children in the Tri-County area in meeting their educational and creative needs by providing free supplies donated by businesses and individuals.

A Few Things To Get Over On “National Get Over It Day”

By, Minta Pavliscsak

March 9th is National Get Over It Day. Originally conceived by a guy attempting to get over his girlfriend, he quickly realized how it can apply to so much more. There is so much in life that is beyond our control, yet it is going to happen anyway. And as bad as we think life may get, always remember one thing…It Could Always Be Worse!
So you have a choice. You can complain, wallow in self-pity, be a poster child for gloom and doom, OR you can make the decision to do something about it and simply Get Over It!

In case you need some inspiration of something to get over today, here are a few things we have noticed both around our community and elsewhere that have gotten their fair share of griping lately. Why not, at least just for today, Get Over it?!

– Traffic problems in and around Charleston.

– The extension of 526.

– Alcohol ban on the beaches.

– Hotel growth on the peninsula.

– Trump.

– The ever increasing cost of living in Charleston.

– Tourist season.

– Daily population migration into Charleston.

– The new presence of cranes in the Holy City.

– Folly Gras 2017.

Many people have said it many different ways. The bottom line is nobody is going to be happy all the time. The key is to make the most of what you have while you are lucky enough to have it. Today we are reminded of this.

“Life’s not fair. Get over it!” -Bill ?Gates