Showing posts from 2016

Give the Gift of Sports this Christmas

The 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 3-6, 2017, at the North Charleston Coliseum. 
Tournament ticket books are now on sale from $75 and up and can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. If you are a College of Charleston Cougars fan and want to sit with other Cougar fans, purchase tickets
Single session tickets will go on sale Christmas Day. 
The Lowcountry has been awarded the new contract and will be the home of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship for 2017 through 2019, which is great news for the College of Charleston Cougars, who won’t have to travel far to play other CAA opponents including University of Delaware, Drexel, Elon, James Madison University, Hofstra University, Towson, Northeastern University, UNCW and William & Mary College. And with the recent win from Northeastern University’s 81-73 win on the road at Michigan State, basketball fever is heating up. 
For the latest on CAA Men’s Baske…

Miracle Monday at Rusty Rudder to benefit Toys for Tots

It's Miracle Monday at Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant and there's still time to help those in need. Stop by today and enjoy happy hour and dinner - 10% of all proceeds benefit Toys for Tots Foundation.  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy as well as the Rudder is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots. Visit the Rusty Rudder HERE! 

Making Mondays Brighter: The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant Donates More Than $7,000 to Local Charities with Miracle Monday Campaign

As we approach the new year, December comes with a time for reflection of the past. Thankfully, miracles are being made every Monday at The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant located at 3563 N. Hwy 17. Since January 2016, The Rusty Rudder has raised more than $7,000 for a variety of charities within the greater Charleston area from the Miracle Monday program that donates 10% of all sales each Monday to a designated beneficiary. Past Rusty Rudder Miracle Monday recipients include Lowcountry Lab Rescue, One 80 Place, Friends of Coastal South Carolina, Coastal Lacrosse, Windwood Family Services, Veterans On Deck, Katie’s Krops, The Sertoma Football Classic, Toys for Tots, Wando High School Band and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of South Carolina. The December Miracle Monday beneficiary is Toys for Tots and the Rudder is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots, where the public can donate new, unwrapped toys for those in need. 
Since opening in July 2014, The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant has become an…

Santa's Island Toy Shop at Firefly Sunset Resort


Germain Dermatology Product of the Month - 20% OFF

Purchase online at and enter the code: POMNOV

Stop Stressing and Give Thanks with Cru Catering’s Take Home Thanksgiving Meals

We’ve made it through a stressful election season, so why add more stress to your plate when it comes to Thanksgiving? Let Cru Catering’s Take Home Thanksgiving meal or A La Carte Options be your go-to choices this Turkey Day and take the stress out of prepping and cooking. Order deadline is Wednesday, November 16 by 3:00 p.m. and orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 23 between noon until 3:00 p.m. at Cru Catering Headquarters at 1784 Harmon Street in Charleston. All orders can be placed by calling (843) 534-2433 or emailing Casey Finnen at
It’s as easy as placing an order, picking it up the day before Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 23 before 3:00 p.m. - and heating the dishes when you’re ready to eat.Heating instructions will be included providing you a fool-proof, delicious meal without the hassle.

How does it work? Choose from our prix fixe menu or build your own menu by choosing items from the a la carte menu. The Prix Fixe menu is $…

This Thursday - Germain Dermatology Sparkle Party!


Tickets for 2017 CAA Men's Basketball Championship On Sale

March Madness is heading to the Lowcountry as the 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 3-6, 2017, at the North Charleston Coliseum. Tournament ticket books are now on sale from $60 and up and can be purchased at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. A ticket book includes one reserved seat ticket to each of the five sessions of the tournament. A special pre-holiday Lowcountry Special is available via Ticketmaster through December 24, 2016. 

Individual session tickets will become available on November 28. 

“The CAA is excited to offer these three different options for purchasing ticket books at this time,” said CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio. “We hope fans will take advantage of this offer and reserve their spot at the 2017 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship.”

The CAA includes reigning tournament champion UNCW along with College of Charleston, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Elon University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, Northeas…

Give Thanks without the Stress with The Rusty Rudder's Thanksgiving To-Go

Thanksgiving is less than a month away. As a time to be grateful, spend time with family and friends and enjoy a delicious traditional meal, often the stress of Thanksgiving dinner preparation can be overwhelming. Thankfully, with The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant’s to-go Thanksgiving menu you can enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving feast without lifting a finger. 

Order the entire feast or pick and choose your favorites from their Thanksgiving To-Go menu, which includes their famous in-house smoked turkeys. 

Call 843-388-3177 or email to submit your order by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Pick up your selections at The Rusty Rudder, 3563 N. Hwy 17, between 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Payment is due at time of order. 

If you love their award-winning smoked wings and barbecue at The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant, you are guaranteed to love the Thanksgiving house smoked turkeys. Each turkey comes out moist with just enough smoke flavor to leave your …

Eighth Annual Sparkle Party at Germain Dermatology

Have the stressors of everyday life dulled your glow? Let Dr. Marguerite Germain, board-certified dermatologist, and the skin experts at Germain Dermatology help you reveal your sparkle at the Eighth Annual Sparkle Party on Thursday, November 3, from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m. at 612 Seacoast Parkway in Mount Pleasant. The event is free, but space is limited. Guests are encouraged to call (843) 881-4440 to reserve their space for this annual event. 

This much-anticipated party is a patient favorite as some of the hottest cosmetic dermatology procedures are introduced, demonstrated and discounted. Guests can enjoy at least 20% off all cosmetic procedures and products, giveaways, live demonstrations, on-site vendors, makeup consultations, cocktails and appetizers. Some of the procedures that will be highlighted during the open house include: CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, ThermiTight, ThermiVa, Botox, Dermal fillers, PRP for hair loss, Cryotherapy, Cryofacials, Silhouette InstaLift, Clear + Brillia…

Rusty Rudder Lake Norman Closing Due To Non-Renewal of Lease

After more than 15 years of family fun, football and entertaining folks from around the world, The Rusty Rudder Lake Norman at 20210 Henderson Road will close in October due to the non-renewal of their lease. However, things at The Rudder will continue as normal through the month of September such as live music every Friday through Sunday, the showing of all Panther games and other football games with the NFL Ticket. The Rudder staff was informed today of the news.

Owners Eric Paul and Brian Johnston co-wrote this statement,  “It is with heavy hearts that we announce The Rusty Rudder Lake Norman will be closing its doors on October 3, 2016. Regrettably, our landlord has decided not to renew the lease after 15 years of business forcing us to close our doors.

We would like to thank everyone that has been a part of The Rudder over these amazing years. We have truly felt like a part of Cornelius and Lake Norman Community from day one, and we will miss it deeply.

We have been fortunate an…

Germain Dermatology Introduces Silhouette InstaLift™: Simple Procedure to Lift and Re-Contour a Sagging Face in An Hour

Germain Dermatology is pleased to be the first dermatology practice in South Carolina to offer the FDA-Cleared Silhouette InstaLift™ (“InstaLift”), a revolutionary non-surgical facelift designed to deliver immediate, natural-looking results using a procedure that is minimally invasive, takes less than an hour to complete and requires little patient downtime. It’s perfect for men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery, injections or lasers.

InstaLift enhances the contours of your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful look. During the procedure, Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology uses sutures with bidirectional cones to reposition and elevate the skin on the face. Unlike other past suture procedures, the InstaLift utilizes sutures that are naturally absorbed by your body while stimulating the production of collagen.  

Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. This…

Silhouette Instalift At Germain Dermatology

Football is back! This week, local high school cheerleaders, football teams, bands and powder puff teams from around the Lowcountry will come together for the annual kickoff to high school football season - the 46th Annual Hendrick Automotive Group Charleston/North Charleston Sertoma Football Classic at Johnson Hagood Stadium on August 11 and 12. With all the exciting new changes to the Classic for 2016, the Sertoma Club of Charleston is proud to announce that Darren Goldwater has been named the new public address announcer. 

Goldwater, a television and radio play by play announcer and host, broadcasts college division sports on American Sports Network (ASN), Sinclair Broadcasting's national network available in 94 million homes. Goldwater is also a veteran of televised high school sports including Thursday Night Lights and Friday Night Rivals on MyTV Charleston. Goldwater has also had the opportunity in the past to work with the Charleston RiverDogs, The Citadel and the Southern C…

Germain Dermatology Now Offering the Latest Advancement in CoolSculpting

As the first physician to bring CoolSculpting to South Carolina more than six years ago, Dr. Marguerite Germain of Germain Dermatology is proud to be the first dermatologist to offer the new CoolAdvantage applicator; which delivers the CoolSculpting® cooling technology at a lower temperature, reducing treatment time nearly in half to only 35 minutes per treatment.The enhanced cup design gives the patient a more comfortable experience while still effectively targeting and eliminating stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the non-invasive treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flanks. 

The CoolSculpting procedure works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body to induce a natural cell death, resulting in a permanent elimination of fat without affecting or harming surrounding tissue. 

Millions of CoolSculpting treatments have been performed by nearly 4,000 CoolSculpting systems in over 70 countries. Market research indicates up to a 95 per…
GAME ON! Check out the new PSA/commercial Nelwater produced for the Sertoma Football Classic - Charleston - special thanks to Chris O'Rourke for the awesome editing and Nelwater Sports' own Darren Goldwater for the VO. It's going to be great year for ‪#‎HendrickSertoma‬. Tell me when you see this on local channels! All support helps.

Tickets for 2016 Team Hendrick Sertoma Classic


2016 Tem Hendrick Sertoma Classic


Germain Dermatology Unveils Germain CHILL Cryotherapy: You don’t have to be a Pro-Athlete or Celebrity To Recover, Rejuvenate, Revitalize

Germain Dermatology is proud to announce “Germain CHILL Cryotherapy”, the addition of Whole Body Cryotherapy and Local Cryotherapy to their multi-faceted dermatology practice located at 612 Seacoast Parkway, Mount Pleasant. As the first physician to bring Whole Body Cryotherapy to the Lowcountry and first to bring the Cryofacial to the state, Dr. Marguerite Germain saw the need to offer this cold therapy not only for its numerous healing advantages but also for weight loss, cellulite treatment, beauty benefits, skin care and collagen rejuvenation. Services include: Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC), local cryotherapy for healing small areas such as neck, shoulders, elbows, wrist and feet, cryofacials and more.

Whole Body Cryotherapy is a systemic anti-inflammatory treatment that involves the application of Nitrogen gas at subzero temperatures to the outer surfaces of the body for a duration of up to 3 minutes. When you enter the walk-in single person Cryosauna  your skin will cool from high…

Geeks In A Box No Longer a Geek ~ Expands Services and Rebrands as Kalson Media Group in Mount Pleasant

Charleston has grown from a sleepy southern town into a vibrant East Coast city with a flourishing tech scene. The name, Silicon Harbor, as it has been coined, describes the Lowcountry perfectly. Since 1999, one of Charleston’s original web design companies, Geeks In a Box run by CEO Laura Carson, has seen the times change from a four page website with dial-up to 200 page websites with shopping carts. As the company matured and expanded, the geeks have grown up. The staff put away their suspenders and broken glasses with masking tape, and traded in for a sleeker look. Carson is taking it one step further — by revamping the business by rebranding. They’ve ditched the name Geeks in a Box, and are now Kalson Media Group and in order to grow with their expanding business, they have opened an office in I’On in Mount Pleasant. 

“Being a technologically savvy, female web design business owner twenty years ago was rare and did come with its challenges. But now, it’s refreshing to see so many w…

Jay MacMurphy Promoted to GM of Firefly Distillery

Firefly Distillery is proud to announce that Jay MacMurphy has been promoted to General Manager of Firefly Distillery, LLC.  He will manage the tasting room, operations, production and accounting. MacMurphy started his career at Irvin~House Vineyards in 2000, where he helped the Irvin Family plant muscadine grapes that would eventually become wine. He then worked as assistant wine maker and vintner for the winery. Once Firefly Distillery opened, he moved to the spirits side and held positions such as assistant distiller and most recently, production manager. 

MacMurphy lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife Kimberly and five children. For all the delicious spirits Firefly Disitllery has to offer, visit

North Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Kicks Off at The Rusty Rudder

It’s no secret that Mount Pleasant is expanding up Highway 17 North. And to accommodate those that live in the area, The Rusty Rudder has teamed up with Black Goldfish Designer Dionne Gada to offer a North Mount Pleasant Farmers Market every Sunday through October from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Rusty Rudder, 3562 N. Hwy 17,
Gruber Farms will offer local vegetables, fruit and fresh eggs. More than 20 vendors, artists and crafters will be onsite in the large area behind The Rusty Rudder. The market offers free parking, live music and activities for the children.

“When Dionne approached me with the idea, we jumped on board. The area behind our restaurant is large and accommodating and perfect for a farmers market. And it’s perfect for families to stop by after church to shop and dine with us. Dionne has worked hard to make this a reality.” says Brian Johnston, owner of Rusty Rudder.   For those who would like to be a vendor at the North Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, please  email Nor…

Parents Night Out in Charleston

If you're ready for a night out without the kids, be sure to take advantage of this Parents Night Out program at Kids Play Garden on Coleman Blvd in Mount Pleasant and South Windermere in Charleston. Read more here! 

Kids Play Garden Summer Camps Announced

Just because the kids get the summers off doesn’t mean their parents do! With most families, both parents work full time jobs leaving them worried about how to entertain their children during the summer. Thankfully,  Kids Play Garden Mount Pleasant and Kids Play Garden South Windermere is here to help with Summer Adventure Camps 2016 from June 6 - August 12, 2016. Each week, the camps will have a special theme from gardening, camping, Star Wars, Lego Mania and more. Parents are encouraged to reserve their child’s spot early as these camps do fill up quickly. Pre-purchase is required. 
The camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the kids can stay after the camps for an additional fee. Costs for the camps are $185 members – $215 non-members per week. 
“As a working parent, I understand it’s can be difficult to find numerous ways to entertain  children during the summer. With our variety of camps, the kids aren’t just having fun, they’re learning through play. ” said Maren Anderson, foun…

No opponent for Elliott Summey's Charleston County Board Seat

Elliott Summey, current Charleston County Council Chairman (District 3), will head into November’s election for his County Council seat without opposition. As of noon today, March 30, there were no fillings by an opponent for his current seat on the board.
His statement upon hearing the news:  “Since I was first elected to serve on Charleston County Council, both as Vice Chairman and Chairman, I have had a proven track record of improving the infrastructure and transportation concerns that we are currently facing, and will be facing in the future. From the Johnnie Dodds improvements in Mount Pleasant, the new upgrades to the Charleston International Airport, the addition of routes for CARTA, Highway 41 widening, Boeing expansion and many other projects in the county, I have worked tirelessly to make it easier for our residents to get to their job, work, school and family.
I am humbled and honored that the constituents of my district have allowed me to continue to serve them and I feel ev…

Nexsen | Pruet Fundraiser for Elliott Summey Re-Election Campaign


Breakfast For Elliott Summey Re-Election Campaign


Re-Election Fundraiser for Elliott Summey


Elliott Summey Announces Candidacy for Charleston County Council

Elliott Summey, current Charleston County Council Chairman (District 3) and Senior Vice President of Weber USA, will officially launch his re-election campaign for Charleston County Council on Wednesday, March 16 at noon at Election Headquarters, located at 4367 Headquarters Road in North Charleston. Summey has served on the Charleston County Council board since 2008 and served as vice chairman for five years. He was elected Council Chairman in 2015 after Teddie Pryor stepped down from the position to spend more time with his grandchildren. Summey’s focus for his campaign is improving the quality of life for Charleston County citizens overall. From improving traffic conditions and road infrastructure issues to creating jobs, ensuring smart growth and development is the key to drive the continued success of Charleston County.

Summey, a graduate of North Charleston High School and College of Charleston, has been instrumental in facilitating new businesses and improvements to Charleston C…