Monday, April 17, 2017

Germain Dermatology Hosts Southern Charm Star Patricia Altschul for Book Signing with “Caftans and Cocktails ~ A Night of Beauty”


 Join Germain Dermatology with special hostess, Bravo TV’s Southern Charm star Patricia Altschul, for a special book signing event “Caftans and Cocktails ~ A Night of Beauty” on Tuesday, May 2 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m at Germain Dermatology located at 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant. The event is free, but space is limited. Sip cocktails crafted by Southern Charm’s Michael the Butler, as Patricia autographs her new book “The Art of Southern Charm”. Enjoy a customized Reveal Skin Analysis, discounted Germain Rx Skincare regimens and more. Guests are strongly encouraged to call (843) 881-4440 to reserve their space, as this event is expected to reach capacity. 

Bravo TV's breakout star Patricia Altschul is known for her love of caftans with their chic and luxurious style making it easy to relax in the Charleston weather. Patricia and the staff of Germain Dermatology will be wearing caftans and encourage attendees to wear one as well. 

Her new book “The Art of Southern Charm”, which will be released this month, is highly anticipated by fans who will learn everything from advice from Altschul on etiquette, how to host a fabulous cocktail party and much more. 

From Amazon.com, “Fan-favorite Bravolebrity Patricia Altschul from the primetime show Southern Charm finally brings fans her eagerly anticipated opus on etiquette and living a glamorous Southern lifestyle. Patricia provides advice on every situation, from hosting a memorable cocktail party, to decoding the dress code for any event, to handling a drunken boor at the dinner table, to delivering the perfectly phrased insult―like her now iconic “shameless strumpet.” The Art of Southern Charm takes readers inside the world of Charleston’s most captivating grande dame, who (with Michael the Butler) offers a blueblood’s blueprint for curating and celebrating life at its best.”

Dr. Marguerite Germain, a board-certified Dermatologist who has been voted Charleston’s Best Dermatologist for more than 11 years, is thrilled to host this event, “Patricia is an amazing person and my dear friend. She lights up every room she enters. I am so very honored to showcase her and her new book. We are going to have a fabulous time.” said Dr. Marguerite Germain.

What: “Caftans and Cocktails ~ A Night of Beauty” with special hostess Southern Charm star Patricia Altschul 

When: Tuesday, May 2nd 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m 

Where: Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway, Mount Pleasant 

Admission: Free but guests must call to reserve their space, as space is limited at (843) 881-4440 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Men's Basketball Championship is here!


“FREE HOOPS FOR KIDS” PROGRAM PRESENTED BY PALMETTO EXTERMINATORS AND BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB DELIVERING THOUSANDS OF TICKET VOUCHERS TO LOWCOUNTRY STUDENTS


The 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship is proud to announce that more than 40,000 FREE ticket vouchers for students - age 5-12 years old - are being distributed to children for their opportunity to attend a session of their choice to the Championship thanks to the generosity of Palmetto Exterminators and BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Free Hoops for Kids Program. Along with a paying adult, children will receive free admission to a session of their choice making it an affordable, family-friendly event full of excitement and athleticism.

The Colonial Athletic Association’s commitment to expose children from the Lowcountry to basketball was integral for its inaugural year in Charleston. Working closely with the Charleston County School District, Berkeley County School District, Dorchester County School District Two and other educational centers, the vouchers are currently being distributed by the school districts. It’s because of Palmetto Exterminators and BJ’s Wholesale Club commitment to Lowcountry families, children will have the opportunity to see Division I college basketball in their own back yard.

The voucher can be redeemed at the North Charleston Coliseum Box office. Box office hours at the North Charleston Coliseum are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Lowcountry is the home of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship for 2017 through 2019 with CAA conference teams including College of Charleston, University of Delaware, Drexel, Elon, James Madison University, Hofstra University, Towson, Northeastern University, UNCW and College of William & Mary.

What: 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship

When: March 3-6

Where: North Charleston Coliseum

Palmetto Exterminators, a family owned and operated business has been protecting people’s health, their property and the environment since 1960. With eight locations serving customers in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia and two graduate Entomologists on staff, Palmetto Exterminators strives to lead the industry in innovation. For more information regarding Palmetto’s termite, mosquito and pest control programs please visit PalmettoExterminators.net.



BJ’s Wholesale Club will be opening its first South Carolina store in Summerville this summer. Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 130 BJ's Gas® locations in 15 states.


BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

To learn more about membership, visit www.BJs.com/Summerville

Regular session tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com or the North Charleston Coliseum Box office.

For the latest on CAA Men’s Basketball and the 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @CharlestonCAA and and use the hashtag  #CAAHoops. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharlestonCAAChampionship. Visit them online at www.CAAsports.com.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP INTRODUCES LOWCOUNTRY YOUTH SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY HENDRICK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

 With the 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship taking the court March 3-6 at the North Charleston Coliseum, the CAA is proud to announce a new entertainment aspect to the championship with the Lowcountry Youth Showcase presented by Hendrick Automotive Group.

The Lowcountry Youth Showcase presented by Hendrick Automotive Group highlights some of the coolest activities children in the Lowcountry are participating in at school or in after-school programs. From robotics, singing, step teams, double dutch, Backpack Journalists, DJ-ing and more, children will be performing before each session during the championship on the concourse and during half time. This is exciting for those participating and their families. Those participating in the Lowcountry Youth Showcase include children from North Charleston Recreation Department, City of Charleston Recreation Department, Charleston County School District and the local nonprofit Carolina Studios.

“Ever since the CAA announced it was moving its marquee event to the Lowcountry, we wanted to do something for the youth of the area, noted CAA Deputy Commissioner for Basketball Ron Bertovich.  “Seeing the talents of the children in the community is inspiring and we have the perfect outlet to showcase these talents. We’re looking forward to watching some very creative kids on stage.”

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com or the North Charleston Coliseum Box office. Box office hours at the North Charleston Coliseum are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Lowcountry is the home of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship from 2017 through 2019, hosting CAA members College of Charleston, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Elon University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, UNCW, Northeastern University, Towson University and the College of William & Mary.


Hendrick Automotive Group of Charleston and North Charleston is proud to partner with the CAA to showcase some of the great educational programs in the greater Charleston area.

 Hendrick Automotive Group, one of the nation’s leading automotive dealership groups, manages 12 dealerships in the Charleston and North Charleston markets. Through “Hendrick Charleston,” the dealerships host charitable programs that engage citizens to give back to their community. Throughout each year, multiple initiatives raise money and supplies to benefit the Lowcountry region of South Carolina.

 For more information, please visit www.HendrickCharleston.com or www.Facebook.com/HendrickCharleston.



Participating auto dealerships include:

•        Rick Hendrick Chevrolet – Charleston, Savannah Hwy.

•        Rick Hendrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM – Charleston, Savannah Highway

•        Hendrick Honda of Charleston – Charleston, Savannah Highway

•        Hendrick Hyundai – Charleston, Savannah Highway

•        Hendrick Hyundai North – North Charleston, Rivers Avenue

•        Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston – Savannah Highway

•        MINI of Charleston – Savannah Highway

•        Volvo of Charleston – Savannah Highway

•        Rick Hendrick Jeep Chrysler Dodge RAM - North Charleston, Rivers Avenue

•        Rick Hendrick FIAT of North Charleston –  Rivers Avenue

•        Hendrick Lexus of Charleston – Charleston, Savannah Highway

•        Hendrick Toyota North Charleston –Rivers Avenue


For the latest on CAA Men’s Basketball and the 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @CharlestonCAA and and use the hashtag  #CAAHoops. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharlestonCAAChampionship. Visit them online at www.CAAsports.com.

Monday, February 27, 2017

PAIRINGS SET FOR 2017 CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

The pairings are set for the 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, which will be held March 3‐6 at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.

First‐round action opens on Friday as eighth‐seeded Hofstra (15‐16, 7‐11 in CAA) faces #9 Delaware (12‐ 19, 5‐13 in CAA) at 6 p.m., followed by #7 James Madison (9‐22, 7‐11 in CAA) against #10 Drexel (9‐22, 3‐ 15 in CAA) at 8:30 p.m. Both games will streamed online by CAA.TV.

The CAA quarterfinals tip off at Noon on Saturday with the Hofstra/Delaware winner facing top‐seeded UNCW (26‐5, 15‐3 in CAA). At 2:30 p.m., #4 William & Mary (16‐13, 10‐8 in CAA) takes on #5 Elon (18‐13, 10‐8 in CAA). The evening session features second‐seeded College of Charleston (23‐8, 14‐4 in CAA) meeting the JMU/Drexel winner at 6 p.m., and #3 Towson (19‐12, 11‐7 in CAA) challenging #6 Northeastern (15‐15, 8‐10 in CAA) at 8:30 p.m. All four contests will be televised by the Comcast SportsNet family of networks as well as several other regional outlets.

The semifinal games of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship are set for 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the two winners facing off for the conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6. The semifinal games will be televised by Comcast SportsNet and the championship game will air nationally on CBS Sports Network.

Tickets are available at the box office of your favorite CAA school and the North Charleston Coliseum, or by calling TicketMaster at 800‐745‐3000 or visiting Ticketmaster.com on the web.

For more information on the 2017 CAA Basketball Championship, visit our official championship pages under the championships tab at CAASports.com. Fans can join the social media conversation by using the official CAA Basketball hashtag, #CAAHoops, on both Instagram and Twitter. Follow them in #CHS at @CharlestonCAA on Twitter and Instagram and at https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonCAAChampionship/

CAA.TV will be the online home for live coverage of the CAA Basketball Championship. Logon using any internet connected device to access live video and stats. Fans can also watch tournament action on the new CAA.tv Roku Channel.

2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship
March 3‐6 – North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston, S.C.

Friday, March 3 – First Round

G1 ‐ #8 Hofstra vs. #9 Delaware – 6 p.m.
G2 ‐ #7 James Madison vs. #10 Drexel – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 4 – Quarterfinals

G3 ‐ #1 UNCW vs. Hofstra/Delaware winner – Noon
G4 ‐ #4 William & Mary vs. #5 Elon – 2:30 p.m.
G5 ‐ #2 College of Charleston vs. JMU/Drexel winner – 6 p.m. G6 ‐ #3 Towson vs. #6 Northeastern – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 5 – Semifinals

G7 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 – 2 p.m. G8 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6 – 4:30 p.m.



G9 – Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 – 7 p.m.