What wonderful people you meet living on the water at Sullivan’s Island! Just met Jake and Ruby and their teenage adult/children. They have come all the way from North Dakota and some of them have never seen the ocean! They have moved their business from North Dakota to North Charleston and their business is called Slime Community. My namesake ten-year-old granddaughter, Katina, is fascinated by slime and she also loves to cook pastries so I am buying a “baking kit”” for her immediately. There are tons of flavors – strawberry, chocolate, eggs, pastel chip, peach pie kit, gumball machine. I know this sounds crazy but Katina, who will be visiting shortly, will be beyond the moon! I guess we have to go with the flow. Plus my son tells me that she is now into skin creams and beauty creams.
Heather Staines is hard to keep up with! Just a few minutes ago, she was in Florida and posted an exciting new picture on Facebook! Heather is a Charleston Conference director!
Another Charleston Conference director, Beth Bernhardt, is going to Portugal! Buen viajo!
Speaking of Beth Bernhardt, have you gone to one of her trivia sessions during the Charleston Conference? Not to be missed! I was reading that some libraries are organizing trivia nights as after hours programs. I know that the incredible Beth is the originator of this idea!
Did you know that University Press Week is coming up Nov 12-18? They have named 103 titles that represent the areas in which university presses and their authors #Speak UP. There are many notable books in this year’s list! How a network of black women changed American culture, a book about how governments should impose regulations to reduce addiction to screen time, a book about the urgency of embracing indigenous values, about the use of social media in the fight for social justice, the war in Ukraine and much more.
Oh! For Charleston-interested types, Just saw that the historic building that housed one of the peninsula’s famous restaurants, the Hominy Grill, will become an event venue courtesy of another long-time local catering business Hamby Catering. Remember when we used to have receptions at the Customs House downtown for many years? Unfortunately we outgrew the space, but we will never forget the energetic Fran Hamby, the brains behind the catering of so many receptions at the Custom House. Fran is deceased, but her energy lives on in the Hominy Grill Space as the Rutledge Room!.