Susan Gardner

July 1, 2020

Uncle Sam – The Story Behind the Symbol

Did you know that there really was an Uncle Sam, the most popular personification of the United States?  Most Americans think of the early 20th century and Sam’s frequent appearance on army recruitment posters.  The figure of Uncle Sam dates from the War of 1812. Origination of Uncle Sam It […]
May 16, 2020
Memorial Day

A Memorial Day History

Memorial Day’s Meaning When we think of Memorial Day, thoughts of BBQ’s, picnics, and beaches may come to mind.  Let’s not forget the true origin of the holiday.  It’s is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May.  It honors the men and women who died while serving […]
April 2, 2020
Walking Tour

Summerville Historic Homes and Flowers Walking Tour – the details!

Here are some great information on some of the historic homes in Summerville.  The Summerville Historic Homes and Flowers Walking Tour is also a great way to spend the afternoon.  Check out the map or download the brochure.  You can park at Azalea Park near the tennis courts and start […]
March 27, 2020
Coastal Produce Summerville

Coastal Produce – Since 1991!

Who What and Where Coastal Produce is a long-time icon in Summerville and a great place to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.  It’s located on the corner of West 4th North St and North Cedar St and has been since they opened in 1991.  The father/son team of CB and […]
March 5, 2020
Berlin G Myers

Berlin G Myers – A Summerville Icon

Every one in Summerville knows the Berlin G Myers Parkway, but do you know about Mr Berlin G Myers?  He is an excellent example of someone from “The Greatest Generation”.  The common characteristics of Greatest Generation members are that they lived through and experienced the hardships of the Great Depression […]
February 22, 2020
Active Adults

Active Adult Communities and Their Benefits

I’m sure everyone has heard the saying “60 is the new 40!”  The senior generation today is definitely more active, physically fit, and social.  With this, there is a growing desire to create a lifestyle that adapts and facilitates a community of like-minded people.  There is a comfortable feeling being […]
February 13, 2020
Public Works Art Center Soft Opening

Public Works Art Center in Summerville

Public Works Art Center Building A welcome addition to downtown Summerville is the Public Works Art Center.  It is in the old Post Office at 135 West Richardson St.  Originally built in the 1930s, the building served as the town post office until the 1980’s.  The Summerville Commissioners of Public […]
February 8, 2020

Dorchester Paws – The Place to Find your Perfect Pet

Guest Blog Post by Patricia Sturbaum Dorchester Paws History Frances R Willis established Dorchester Paws in 1972 on Summerville land that was generously donated by Kapstone.  Formerly known as Frances R. Willis SPCA, today it’s known as Dorchester Paws.  Because it’s a 502(c)3 non-profit organization, any donations are tax-deductible.  Their […]
January 24, 2020
Guerins Pharmacy

Guerin’s Pharmacy – a Piece of Summerville’s History

Guest Blog Post by Patricia Sturbaum Guerin’s Pharmacy on Hutchinson Square is an excellent example of warm, southern hospitality.  Guerin’s is the oldest operating pharmacy in South Carolina.  It was established in 1871 and since 1876 there has only been two families who owned the business, the Guerin’s and the […]