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Tree Trimming in Daniel Island
Have you noticed your favorite tree growing in a strange shape? Are your trees or shrubs so overgrown that it’s making your property and home look unkempt? Are the trees near your home weighed down by dangerous dead branches? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it might be time to speak with a Planet Green Tree Service professional to find a solution.
Like anything that lives, trees respond to their environment. When trees are not properly maintained, they can cause a whole host of problems for the homeowner. Overgrowth doesn’t just look bad – it can be a potential safety hazard and liability for your home. To prevent this from happening, it’s crucial that your trees are trimmed and pruned regularly. Trimming your trees and shrubs gives your home a tidy, appealing look and facilitates healthy plant and tree growth.
Because every tree and shrub is different, you must approach tree trimming with a plan. Before you start hacking at your trees with a machete, be sure to contact Planet Green Tree Service. Our team of expert arborists will come to your home and determine the best path to take for your tree trimming needs. We always take into account variables like the strengths, weaknesses, and species of your trees.
Benefits of Tree Trimming in Daniel Island
For some folks, tree trimming seems like a minor detail in the grand scheme of homeownership. It can be a tedious job, but keeping your trees trimmed and well-maintained is more important than you might think. Below are just a few of the many benefits of keeping your trees and shrubs trimmed:
Part of the Planet Green pruning and trimming process includes the removal of damaged, broken, dead, and diseased branches. When ignored, these dead or dying branches can cause harmful fungi to wreak havoc on the trees around your home or business. Removing these weakened branches helps prevent fungi and keeps your trees healthy. In addition, tree trimming also lets more sunlight and air circulation reach your trees, boosting overall health.
As longtime residents of South Carolina, we know how dangerous hurricanes and heavy storms can be. Strong winds from these natural occurrences can cause branches to fall or even be carried away with significant force. This is concerning for many homeowners, especially those who have trees lining their driveways, recreational areas, and walking paths. When you trust Planet Green with your trimming needs, you are actually doing your part to “storm proof” your home from hazardous tree-related accidents. If you have low-hanging branches close to your roof or business, pruning these trees can provide more safety and overhead clearance. That way, don’t have an anxiety attack every time a storm rolls through your neighborhood.
Nobody likes the look of an overgrown, disheveled tree. Tree trimming improves the general appearance of your tree and makes your whole yard and home look better. Tree trimming also prevents your trees from growing weak branches and crotches and helps stop branches from intertwining with one another.
Developmental Tree Trimming
Pruning younger trees is key to protecting them as they age. This vital tree service in Daniel Island keeps young trees aesthetically appealing and promotes proper structural integrity and optimal branch structure. In addition, as your home’s landscape matures, taking the time to trim young trees reduces the chance of expensive problems like tree failure.
Types of Tree Trimming
Not all tree trimming services from Planet Green Tree Service are the same. Our experts specialize in a number of different tree trimming services to ensure you are getting the right kind of trim for the appropriate situation. Because even the smallest mistake can permanently affect your tree’s health, we approach every tree trimming job with surgeon-like precision. That way, you know your trees are in capable, responsible hands.
When your trees age without the proper kind of care, they can develop too many branches on their interior. Trees like this give great shade, but too much is not a good sign. That’s where crown reduction trimming comes in. By reducing the density of your tree’s crown, our tree care experts improve its growth rate and health. Crown density reduction also promotes a longer lifespan and a more beautiful appearance.
As the name implies, deadwooding involves the trimming of dead wood from your trees. Often required in urban and suburban areas, deadwooding a tree makes it look more attractive and livelier, while maintaining the health of your tree’s trunk by removing rotted branches. This process also makes it safer for kids and other people who walk underneath or near your tree that may be harmed by rotting branches that fall. Other tree trimming services that Planet Green offers include: hazardous tree assessments, shrub trimming, pruning, cabling, bracing, and corrective trimming.
Stump Removal in Daniel Island
For most property owners, removing a tree can seem like a major project. While that notion certainly isn’t wrong, tree removal is more straightforward and often easier than trying to remove an unsightly stump from your yard. Have you ever wondered why you see so many yards with stumps dotted around the land? It’s because they’re very difficult to remove. That is why Planet Green Tree Service has been offering stump removal services in South Carolina for more than 33 years. Our skilled stump removal experts bring a wealth of knowledge and cutting-edge tools to every stump removal project they tackle.
The fact of the matter is this: trying to remove a stump on your own is an incredible undertaking. Going the “DIY” route can take weeks to complete, even if you spend an hour or two every day. There’s also the issue of operating heavy machinery (which costs time and money to rent) and even light fires to expedite the process, which is dangerous. For these reasons alone, we always recommend that you bring in a professional to remove your tree stump safely and effectively.
Benefits of Stump Removal in Daniel Island
Better Looking Yard
If you are a homeowner that loves sculpted hedges, beautiful landscaping, and a tidy law, removing old tree stumps will feel like a huge weight off of your chest. Stump removal not only gives your home more curb appeal, it can actually raise the value of your home. This is particularly pertinent if you are thinking about listing your home for sale in the near future.
If your yard is small, even one stump can reduce the amount of space you have in your yard. If you spend a lot of time playing sports or just enjoying your yard space, stump removal is a huge help. After all, nobody wants to toss a football around if there are a bunch of old stumps that you must avoid. Stumps also take up considerable space below ground, with their complicated root systems. Stump removal will give you and your family more room to plant flowers, grow vegetables, install a water feature, and much more.
Eliminate Unwanted Growth
When you leave a tree stump in your yard, you could be setting yourself up for unwanted tree growth. This kind of new growth often results in clusters of small trees popping up around the base of the stump. This problem isn’t just unsightly; it can be harmful to any plants near the stump because the new trees will suck up all the water and nutrients out of your soil.
Tree stumps are notorious for harboring all sorts of pests that can damage your hard and cause expensive problems in your home. We’re talking wood borers, ants, termites, and beetles. If you want to do away with these pests and protect your home, the best course of action is to contact Planet Green Tree Service for a quote on our professional tree removal services.
Sure, you could take the time to do your research on how to remove a stump. You could go to Home Depot, rent a high-powered stump grinder, and risk your health trying to operate it without training. You could spend every winking moment of your free time trying to grind the stump down so you can remove it from your yard. But why go through all that trouble when a trustworthy, experienced stump removal company like Planet Green Tree Service is only a phone call away?
Our team of stump removal professionals uses state-of-the-art tools designed to keep your property damage-free during the removal process. We will turn your yard into a beautiful blank slate, so you can focus on enjoying your stump-free while we haul away all the debris.
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With 33 years of experience, it’s no wonder why so many South Carolina locals choose Planet Green Tree Service for tree trimming and stump removal in their city. Clients love us because we believe in exceeding your expectations, no matter how large or small a job is.
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Perkins grad coaches state champions in South Carolina
The ultimate dream for every high school coach is to win a state championship. Bill Muhn did that dream one better, winning two at the South Carolina state meet in May when he led Philip Simmons High School to both boys and girls Class AA state track titles. Muhn is a 2001 Perkins High graduate. “We thought our boys would struggle, but they ended up winning the title by 32 points,” said Muhn. “Our girls set the state record for the largest margin of victory every with 101 points and we were actually six points...
The ultimate dream for every high school coach is to win a state championship.
Bill Muhn did that dream one better, winning two at the South Carolina state meet in May when he led Philip Simmons High School to both boys and girls Class AA state track titles. Muhn is a 2001 Perkins High graduate.
“We thought our boys would struggle, but they ended up winning the title by 32 points,” said Muhn. “Our girls set the state record for the largest margin of victory every with 101 points and we were actually six points away from setting the state record for most points ever but dropped the baton on the last handoff in the 4x100 really with about a two-second lead.”
The two state titles earned Muhn South Carolina AA Coach of the Year recognition.
“You have to have things go right on both sides,” Muhn said. “It’s a mixture of having very talented kids who bought into the system and having very knowledgeable coaches.
“A lot of this is from going to Perkins. (Late Pirates boys track coach) Jim Hauser obviously had a major impact on my life in the way he had his program set up.”
Another part of the success story is that Philip Simmons High School opened only four years ago and Muhn has had both of his teams in the top 10 in the state each year. He firmly believes his Iron Horses would be celebrating back-to-back state crowns this year, but the 2020 state meet was wiped out by COVID-19.
“We only had two kids who had ever run track before when we started the program, but one was already a state champion,” Muhn said. “Down here, we’re allowed to use middle school kids, so seventh- and eighth-graders can run.”
Noah Ward, a recent graduate who is headed to Harvard, was that state champion in the 1600 meters and has collected 11 individual state titles during his prep career in cross country and track.
“He was the kid who kind of accelerated everything,” Muhn said. “He was the guy we could turn to and show everybody what it takes to hit your goals. He always did everything right and he also got his friends to come out and run with him, so he basically started our cross country and track programs.”
The talented girls team begins with junior sprinter NaJhyrai Watson, who won the 100, 200 and 400 at the state meet.
“We had two girls who could have won the title by themselves,” Muhn said. “One, senior Layla Simpson, got seconds in both hurdles races, won the high jump and was on the 4x100 team that dropped the baton. She was why we had such a big lead.”
Early start to coaching
Injuries cost Muhn his senior track season at Perkins and ended his collegiate career at Miami of Ohio, but he made the best of both situations by turning his attention to helping teammates, which ignited a passion for coaching.
Muhn was a junior on the 1999 Perkins state football team and an all-conference safety as a senior. He also placed ninth in the state in the pole vault as a junior but was sidelined by a hamstring injury as a senior.
“I started coaching Chris Skaggs on the pole vault,” said Muhn of his senior season. “He was a freshman my senior year and that’s how I went into teaching and coaching, because I really enjoyed working with him. He ended up winning the Sandusky Bay Conference that year.”
Muhn broke his wrist while vaulting during his redshirt sophomore year at Miami and ended up working with the team's decathletes on the pole vault while also learning the nuances of the other events that make up the sport.
“In pole vaulting, it’s not if you’re going to get hurt, it’s when,” he said. “But I got to work with the decath guys and learned everything with them.”
He stopped working with his collegiate teammates as a senior while student teaching at Edgewood High School. He stayed at Edgewood for eight years, teaching middle school math and coaching football and track before moving on to Fairfield High School, where he mentored Danielle Harding, who set a national record in the event before competing on the University of Cincinnati women’s track team.
Muhn finally had enough of the harsh Ohio winters and moved south to Charleston, S.C., in 2012, and took a job as a teacher in the Daniel Island system.
“I grew up going to Hilton Head for spring break every year, so I knew I liked South Carolina,” he said. “I knew I didn’t want to go to Hilton Head because I felt it would be too touristy and I’d never heard a bad thing about Charleston, other than it’s hot in the summer and there are bugs.
“I grew up racing sailboats on Lake Erie and I wanted to get back to the water. And I was kind of tired of the cold winters in Ohio.”
Coaching in Carolina
Muhn started coaching pole vaulters with the Mount Pleasant AAU track club when he got to the area, where he also started a family. His association with the AAU squad led to his interest in the Philip Simmons coaching position when the school opened in 2017.
“I worked with the Mount Pleasant club for two years, but got away from it when I started having more going on in my life,” Muhn said. “Daniel Island is a feeder school and when Philip Simmons opened up, it was literally on my way home and had my former students on the team, so I decided to do this.”
Philip Simmons is one of the smaller schools in South Carolina but is growing rapidly. Muhn’s family is doing the same with two kids.
A growing family has Muhn thinking about stepping down as head track coach.
“I wasn’t going to coach this year had we won both titles during the COVID year,” he said. “I was going to be done because I have a 5-year-old and a just-turned 1-year-old. My wife did a fantastic job of raising them while I was away at all of those track meets and practices.
“We’re still deciding, but I’m probably going to give it one more year because I want to see Naj through and get her to the next level. She’s getting recruited pretty heavily right now.”
He also doesn’t see himself getting too far away from coaching.
“My son is at an age where I want to start coaching his teams, or at least be around,” Muhn said. “I can get back into the Mount Pleasant Track Club where I wouldn’t coach him but could coach others. I definitely enjoy coaching and being around the sport. Besides, people are always looking for track coaches, especially pole vaulters.”
The Hall Releases 2021 Fall Schedule
Seton Hall University Athletics
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Head coach Clay White announced the 2021 Seton Hall men's golf fall schedule on Tuesday. The Pirates will participate in five events this fall. The Hall will open the fall season for the fourth straight time with the Alex Lagowitz Memorial, hosted by Colgate University at Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, N.Y., Sept. 4-5. Last time playing in the event, the Pirates placed third in a lar...
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Head coach Clay White announced the 2021 Seton Hall men's golf fall schedule on Tuesday. The Pirates will participate in five events this fall.
The Hall will open the fall season for the fourth straight time with the Alex Lagowitz Memorial, hosted by Colgate University at Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, N.Y., Sept. 4-5. Last time playing in the event, the Pirates placed third in a large field of 18 teams with a 21-over-par, 290-297-298-885. Gregor Tait (Martlesham Heath, England) placed fifth among 96 individual golfers with a 1-over-par, 72-73-72-217. The three-round event is named in memory of the son of Seton Hall assistant coach Ian Lagowitz. Alex played collegiate golf at Colgate.
On September 20-21, the Pirates will head to Bull's Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, Conn. for the Hartford Hawks Invitational for the ninth straight time. Historically, this has been a successful event for the Pirates and 2019 was certainly no exception. In only his second collegiate tournament, Wenliang Xie (Zhaoqing, China) claimed the individual title and lifted The Hall to a third-place team finish. Xie's 10-under-par, 70-67-69-206 was the third-lowest par-72 three-round tournament score in Seton Hall history. Furthermore, he's only the fourth Pirate to finish a tournament under par by double-digits.
The Pirates will play the Georgetown Intercollegiate in Beallsville, Md. at the Members Club at Four Streams, Oct. 10-11. It will be the fourth straight fall competing in the event for The Hall. Last time, the Pirates placed 10th, finishing with a 45-over-par, 291-295-311-897. Xie was again the top Pirate finisher among returnees, tying for 15th place with a 4-over-par, 69-70-78-217.
Seton Hall will round out the fall season with a pair of new tournaments. The Pirates will play three rounds of golf at the Daniel Island Invitational on Daniel Island, S.C., hosted by Charleston Southern, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Those who don't make the trip to South Carolina will compete at the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championship at Montclair Golf Club, November 1-2. The event is in nearby West Orange, N.J. and hosted by Wagner College.
Talk of the Town August/September 2021
Paceline Ride 2021 The annual Paceline Ride is a casual and fun bike ride designed to raise funds for the Georgia Cancer Center. PaceDay 2021 is happening October 16 in Augusta. Once registered, bikers can choose between a 25, 45, or 100-mile route. Each linear route features beautiful Georgian scenery, supportive volunteers, and multiple rest stops along the way. At the end of the ride, the Thomson Finish Line will have a celebration where riders can relax, grab a bite to eat and drink, and listen to live en...
Paceline Ride 2021
The annual Paceline Ride is a casual and fun bike ride designed to raise funds for the Georgia Cancer Center. PaceDay 2021 is happening October 16 in Augusta. Once registered, bikers can choose between a 25, 45, or 100-mile route. Each linear route features beautiful Georgian scenery, supportive volunteers, and multiple rest stops along the way. At the end of the ride, the Thomson Finish Line will have a celebration where riders can relax, grab a bite to eat and drink, and listen to live entertainment.
Paceline encourages participants to ride in groups, hence the definition of “paceline.” The word is a biking term meaning “a formation in which bikers travel in a line, one close behind the other, in order to conserve energy by riding in the draft of the riders in front.”
The ride is about companionship and community, rather than athleticism and competition. With a goal of raising $500,000 this year, the Paceline Ride earns its reputation as “Georgia’s ride to end cancer.”
(Photo courtesy of Paceline)
With the pandemic still effecting so many people and small businesses, the Greater Augusta Arts Council has decided to host a “mini” Arts in the Heart Festival this year, appropriately titled ArtsCity Festival.
The three-day event will be held September 17-19 in downtown Augusta with more than 100 vendors participating with proper social-distancing guidelines in place. Two festival will also feature two stages offering non-stop entertainment. A limited number of popular international food booths are participating, as well as take-out from downtown restaurant partners.
With this year’s event will most certainly look different, the Arts Council is excited about this smaller version of Augusta’s favorite festival!
If you’re willing to take a bit of a drive and do some walking, Charleston may be the perfect lively, historic city you’ve been looking to spend some time in. As one of the most historic cities in the U.S., Charleston, S.C., is a great area to experience Southern history. Antebellum houses, cobblestone streets and horse drawn carriages are part of Charleston’s charm today but they all hold a great deal of horror and history within them.
What to Do
Folly Beach – Welcome to the edge of America! With a pier stretching more than 1,000 feet into the ocean, Folly Beach is a great place to spend the day in the salty sea. Be sure to pack sunscreen and keep a lookout for the pelicans! If you’re not into getting your feet wet, or just want to stop for a few hours, the Folly Beach shops are filled with surf knickknacks and souvenirs to remember your trip.
Charleston Ghost Tours – There are different ghost tours given throughout Charleston with many different routes, stops and stories. Though most of these tours don’t venture into the haunted areas, the stories are honest and brutal and they help remind everyone of Charleston’s history.
Walk Downtown – The Charleston architecture is definitely something that catches people’s eye. With over 2,500 historical buildings in the area, the Charleston homes and buildings have unique styles and color palettes that you most likely won’t see anywhere else. Some storefronts have been renovated to fix their architectural integrity, but have kept the historic style. Many homes in the area were built sideways in rows as a way of saving space and some have the pleasure of being seated across from the river. Though of course, with the iconic and historic style home comes a massive price tag. Be sure to stop and check out the infamous Rainbow Row of homes!
Where to Eat
Hyman’s Seafood – Around since 1890, Hyman’s Seafood is a lovely fourth generation restaurant focused on customer satisfaction. They have two rules: one, the customer is always right, and two, when in doubt refer back to rule one! Hyman’s Seafood has caught the eyes of many celebrities. So much so, they have decorated the tables and plates on the walls with the names of celebrities, like James Brown and Neil Armstrong, who have dined with them. If I was to name them all, they’d take up the rest of this page!
Lewis Barbeque – The south wouldn’t be the same without barbeque and the line of patrons snaking through the parking lot of Lewis Barbecue would agree. Though the length of the line may be daunting for those who get “hangry”, once you taste the expertly smoked pork, beef brisket, beef ribs or “Texas Hot Guts” sausage, the wait will have been well worth it. With all the proper Texas Southern smoked staples, there is something for everyone to enjoy – even a beef rib as big as your head!
Off Track Ice Cream – Enjoy an after dinner treat at Off Track Ice Cream. All of their traditional and vegan ice cream flavors are made from scratch, in house, with ingredients from local farmers, purveyors and chefs. With each batch of ice cream, the ingredients and their source are listed for everyone to see. Talk about supporting the community!
Where to Stay
Charleston and the surrounding area has plenty of hotels and air bnbs to select from. As the largest city in South Carolina, the population of visitors and tourists is ever growing and there are always activities that keep people coming back. Whether you stay inside or just outside the city there are a wide range of options to fit everyone’s budget.
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Let’s All Go BackTo College
By Steven Uhles
Augusta has, for as long as I can remember, struggled with identity. It has certainly tried on a lot of hats – Golf Mecca, Cyber City, Garden City – but none of these handy identifiers ever seem to stick. I’ve been guilty of trying to hang descriptors on Augusta myself with my favorite being City of Potential, an admittedly giant cop out. But the truth is, despite identifying and amplifying its many resources over the years – history, tradition, leisure activities, a variety of industries, the river, the architecture – nothing seems to stick. Certainly nothing that has proven to be that sure-fire attractor that transform a community from a place people to live to a place people aspire to live.
And that’s a shame. Because I think the answer to Augusta’s identity issue may have been sitting right under our noses the entire time. I also believe there are more than 21,000 people that might agree with me.
For me, the coolest communities and the places I am most likely to want to spend time in have always been college towns. Athens. Austin. Bellingham, Wash., where I in fact did go to college, are places that feel enchanted, smart and eternally youthful even if I am not. They embrace the artists, the makers and musicians, but more than that they embrace the creative process. They reward small business and innovation. They have an identity that becomes a proven economic driver that often succeeds without any true attractions. People visit Athens outside those few Saturdays a month not because there is an excellent roller coaster or beachfront access, but because they dig the energy. They enjoy the feeling they have when they sit outside and enjoy a meal or drink. They enjoy the history, whether educational, or perhaps just the fond memory of a band once seen.
There is, of course, a density argument to be made. Athens is a company town and that company is the University of Georgia. So many people in Athens have direct ties to the school, it is easy to believe that should UGA vanish Athens would soon follow. Fortunately, that’s an unlikely scenario. But it does pose the argument that Augusta University, with approximately 21,000 students, staff and faculty members tied to it, does not represent the same kind of school-to-citizen ratio in the Augusta area, with a population of about 600,000. But Austin, with approximately 2.2 million people in its metropolitan area and 71,000 people associated with the school, has a similar demographic breakdown.
So that begs the question, how does a town become a college town? I believe the answer is simple. It comes down to a sense of ownership.
What Athens and Austin have that Augusta does not is a focused policy of inclusion and encouragement for its university populations. There, businesses build brands with their eye on that specific demographic. They do it not to solely attract those customers, but because they understand that the unspoken cache ends up attracting a much broader base. There, property owners make low-rent spaces, unfinished and raw, available to the industrious acts, artists and other assorted cultural elevators who need only a little electricity and a reasonably reliable roof to fuel their vision. In college towns, people – associated with the school or otherwise – are provided with places to be seen, be heard, and acknowledged. It’s part of the civic model.
In short, it’s a place students, in practice and at heart, feel like they belong. More than that, it’s a place where they feel a certain sense of ownership.
Of course, there have been pockets of these kind of fertile environments in the Augusta area, particularly in the downtown corridor, that have always felt more like the exception and less like the rule. They have also, with a few exceptions, not had the sort of shelf life required to become a vital part of the community landscape. After all, Soul Bar can only carry so much weight.
So what then is the answer? The answer is easy. The answer is provide venues and spaces and opportunities that engage and excite the college audience. What’s difficult is figuring out who will provide these spaces. Who feels the kind of attachment to this community that they are willing to foster it in others? The real estate exists. What remains undiscovered country is the coalition – official or otherwise – both willing and able to provide the resources, both abstract and finite, to help Augusta reach its college town destiny.
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Wedding community steps up to help Jean's brides after Mt. Pleasant fire destroys shop
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Jeans's Bridal Shop, Auto Money Title Loans, and IHT Wealth Management in the Lafayette Village were gutted by a fire last night. The fire started sometime around midnight, and investigators spent the day on scene figuring out what happened and what could be salvaged. The iconic Jean’s Bridal Shop of Moun...
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Jeans's Bridal Shop, Auto Money Title Loans, and IHT Wealth Management in the Lafayette Village were gutted by a fire last night.
The fire started sometime around midnight, and investigators spent the day on scene figuring out what happened and what could be salvaged.
The iconic Jean’s Bridal Shop of Mount Pleasant was where bridal dresses, tuxedoes and even mother of the bride gowns were lovingly stored and altered for more than 40 years. When its roof caved in, months of planning were lost.
Kim Lamar was one of those brides who lost her dress in the blaze.
She remembers the exact time she heard that Jean’s was on fire, it was 7:04 a.m. this morning when her mom sent her a text about the fire.
Lamar said she looked over at her fiancé and said "my dress is burned!"
"Well I panicked first. Because I thought to myself, how am I going to get a wedding dress in ten days?" Lamar said.
"It's really hard to go into a bridal dress (store) and find a dress off the rack that you love and two that fits. I had ordered my original dress in November, months and months ago. It's sort of like the first thing you do when you find out that you are getting married, you find your perfect dress," she said.
Weddings are a big business in Charleston, which is a good thing today because the bridal shop owners say everyone in the wedding community was already working hard this morning to see how they could help brides like Lamar find the perfect wedding dress 2.0.
Lamar started making calls and although she was hesitant, she was able to find something she loved.
"(The dress shop owner) found me this beautiful dress which I love, I said I think I prefer this dress more than my original dress!”
Lamar was able to find a new dress, one she said she also loves, at White on Daniel Island. It needed alterations, which Roberta Fisher with A Stitch Witch was able to take on.
Those businesses were not the only ones that have offered to help brides and wedding parties in a bind due to the fire.
"The bigger the storm, the brighter the rainbow, is what I keep telling myself," Lamar said.
Credit One Bank to take over as title sponsor of Charleston tennis tournament and stadium
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The newly renovated tennis stadium on Daniel Island and the WTA Tour event that are played there have new sponsors. Charleston Tennis, LLC announced that Credit One Bank is the new title sponsor of the tournament and will take over naming right of the Credit One Stadium. The company has committed to a multi-year title sponsorship it was announced on Wednesday. “The future of live tennis is a bright spot for us, building and planning for what the future will look like for the new Credit One...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The newly renovated tennis stadium on Daniel Island and the WTA Tour event that are played there have new sponsors.
Charleston Tennis, LLC announced that Credit One Bank is the new title sponsor of the tournament and will take over naming right of the Credit One Stadium.
The company has committed to a multi-year title sponsorship it was announced on Wednesday.
“The future of live tennis is a bright spot for us, building and planning for what the future will look like for the new Credit One Stadium.” Bob Moran, president of Charleston Tennis, LLC said at a press conference. “After nearly 18 months of navigating postponements and cancelations, we look forward to bringing world-class tennis back to Charleston each April and broadening our reach to bigger and better concerts and special events throughout the year,”
The tournament and the stadium had both been sponsored by Volvo Cars since 2015. Before that the tournament had been called the Family Circle Cup.
The official name for the tournament will be announced at a later date.
“We’re proud to be working with Charleston Tennis, LLC, and the City of Charleston to build on the great history of this tournament and give the passionate fan base in the area and women’s tennis players from around the world a great experience at a state-of-the-art venue,” said John Coombe, senior vice president of marketing at Credit One. “We want to grow the Credit One brand name throughout the region while continuing to invest in entertainment and community programs important to our customers and fans.”
“We welcome Credit One to the WTA Tour in its commitment to both serve as the title sponsor of the Charleston WTA 500 tournament and in placing its name on the newly renovated, state-of-the-art stadium in which the event is played,” said Steve Simon, WTA chairman and CEO. “Charleston has a rich history with the WTA as one of the longest standing women’s-only professional tennis tournaments in the world, and is a Tour favorite among the players. We look forward to working with Credit One, along with all of the sponsors, to continue the growth and success of this prestigious tournament for many years to come.”
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