SUMMER 2009

SUMMER 2009 – JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER

FEATURING:

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CHARLESTON, SC

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table of contents
Betty’s Guide to Home & Garden .............2 - 11
Architects ................................................................... 4 Cleaning Services ................................................4 - 8 Furnishings & Accessories ..................................... 6 Home Repairs & Improvements.......................... 9; 3 Interior Designers ..................................................... 9 Lighting ..............................................................10 - 11 Real Estate Agents.................................................. 10

Fashion & Accessories............................27 - 29
Consignment & Vintage ......................................... 27 Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services ........................ 28 Handbags & Shoes ........................................... 28; 29 Monogramming & Embroidery.............................. 28

Hair & Skin Care .......................................29 - 32
Day Spas....................................................... 29; 30; 31 Hair Salons ......................................................... 30; 32 Skin Care .................................................................. 32

Arts & Leisure............................................12 - 16
Invitations & Stationery ......................................... 12 Museums .................................................................. 12 Music ........................................................................ 12 Outdoor Adventure ................................................. 12 Photographers ......................................................... 15 Special Events ................................................... 14; 15 Sports ........................................................................ 16 Theatre...................................................................... 16 Web Sites ........................................................... 13; 16

Health & Wellness ...................................33 - 39
Bath & Body Products ........................................... 33 Chiropractors .......................................................... 33 Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy .....34 - 35 Fitness Classes ........................................................ 35 Health Organizations .............................................. 36 Massage Therapy ................................................... 36 Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy ............ 36 Pilates ....................................................................... 37 Plastic Surgeons ..................................................... 37 Rubenfeld Synergy Method® ................................ 37 Well Being .......................................................... 38; 39 Yoga ........................................................................... 38

Business & Finance .................................17 - 20
Advertising, Marketing & PR................................. 17 Banking ..................................................................... 17 Computer Repair ..................................................... 18 Legal Services ......................................................... 18 Professional Resources ..................................18 - 20

Transportation ...........................................40 - 41
Automotive Dealers ................................................ 40 Limousines & Car Services ............................. 40; 41

Children ............................................................. 20
Childcare Services.................................................. 20 Clothing & Accessories ......................................... 20

Betty’s Guide to Green .............................42 - 46
Arts & Leisure .......................................................... 42 Business & Finance ................................................ 42 Education & Organizations .................................... 42 Fashion & Accessories .......................................... 43 Hair & Skin Care ................................................ 43; 44 Home & Garden ....................................................... 45 Pet Care .................................................................... 45 Travel & Transportation ......................................... 46

Dining & Entertaining ..............................21 - 23
Bakeries.................................................................... 21 Catering .............................................................. 21; 23 Event Venues ........................................................... 21 Restaurants .............................................................. 22

Education & Organizations .....................24 - 27
Charitable Organizations ....................................... 24 Colleges & Universities .................................... 24; 25 Computer Education ............................................... 24 Tutoring ..................................................................... 27 Women’s Resources ......................................... 26; 27

Calendar .....................................................47 - 48 Numbers to Note .............................................. 49

E v E r y B u s y W o m a n . c o m

“How do you find the Best of the Best? You ask around!”
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EveryBusyWoman.com

I’ve done the asking for you: all businesses and service providers in The Little Black Book have been recommended by women in the Lowcountry like you!

Word of Mouth Works.
in this issue
Betty’s Guide to Home & Garden, p. 2 Betty’s Guide to Green, p. 42

I’m Betty – your personal guide to these word-of-mouth recommended businesses.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Call me at 843.958.8600 and I’ll let you know who women refer most often.

Betty

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Home is where the heart is, and that is especially true for busy women who pump energy into this sacred space. From the family room to the vegetable garden, you want to surround yourself with the best of the best and have your home reflect who you are as an individual. Betty’s Guide to Home & Garden lists businesses and service providers recommended by other busy women in the Lowcountry, helping you make trustworthy, quality decisions for yourself and your family. Need something not listed? Call or email us and we’ll share who has been referred most-often. Enjoy! Betty
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architects

Getting your Garage in Gear
1. De-clutter & Group Like Items. Label storage bins as “Donate”, “Trash” and “Keep”, and assign all items in your garage to these 3 categories. Go through the “Keep” items and group all according to purpose. 2. Create Specific Areas. Use graph paper to sketch the garage creating an area for each activity that occurs in the space. Take into account your actual lifestyle - if shoes pile up by the door, create a space by the door for a shoe rack. Make sure the projects and items used most often are in the most accessible locations. 3. Stash and Stow. Rolling carts or tables on casters (add them yourself!) are perfect for work stations that can easily be “put away.” Shelving for baskets or bins, and wood or metal pegboard are terrific storage solutions. 4. Doll It Up. Paint makes any room look instantly better and have fun with the color in the space! Don’t stop at the walls; paint the floor with proper concrete paint or epoxy for a big impact.

Prescon, LLc ashley K. Jennings, aia Principal architect 538 King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.577.7030, fax 843.577.8060 email: prescon@bellsouth.net
cLeaning services

MaidPure, inc.
An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist Cleaning homes naturally with kid-safe, pet-friendly, non-toxic products that leave your home sparkling clean and smelling fresh as can be. Visit or new Green Cleaning Boutique for to pick up the products we use to make everything from the kitchen to the bath and baby to laundry shine. Our gift baskets make great gifts. Shop in-store or online.

The Commons at Shem Creek, 217 Lucas Street, Suite J, Mount Pleasant, 29464 Dorsey Fairbairn 843.576.9466 Heather Fairbairn 843.576.9465 email: sales@maidpure.com www.maidpure.com CONTINUED...

An easy way to reduce energy loss in your home is to re-caulk the a/c vents. – ALEX SHEAFF, Ecobilt

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betty buzz: CLEANING Whether you clean your own home or have some help, you need a list. Make sure to read labels for proper use of cleaners when it comes to different types of surfaces used for cabinetry, flooring, countertops and fabrics.
All Rooms ❑ Dust doorways, blinds, drapes, molding, pictures, knickknacks, lamps, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, benches, stairwell ❑ Feather-dust works of art carefully ❑ Shake small rugs outside ❑ use glass cleaner on glass-top tables, windows, doors, mirrors ❑ Water plants Bathrooms ❑ Wash towels ❑ bleach sink, shower tile, shower glass and toilet ❑ Clean mirror, countertop
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Kitchen/Laundry Room ❑ Wash/dry clean linens ❑ unload/reload dishwasher ❑ Fold clean clothes, towels, sheets ❑ Clean microwave, refrigerator, oven, sink, appliances ❑ Wipe down countertops, cabinets, dishwasher, stove, washer/dryer Bedrooms ❑ Change sheets, mattress cover and shams ❑ Living/Family Room, basement ❑ Playroom, Home Office ❑ Wash blankets, throws ❑ Organize magazines, toys, books

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CLEANING SERVICES CONTINUED... Kleen green cleaning services
Kleen Green immaculately cleans homes and businesses and improves the lives of clients while helping the environment. We are one of the few cleaning services that pays special attention to detail. We only clean with environmentally-friendly and non-toxic products. We are licensed and insured. Residential/Commercial, Move-In/Move-Out, Rental, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, One-Time, All Equipment and Supplies Included, GO GREEN

Tool Kit 101
Every busy woman needs a basic tool kit. In fact, they make a great gift for graduates or new homeowners. Every tool kit should include: 1. Hammer 2. Screwdrivers flat head & Phillips head 3. Pliers 4. Level 5. Tape measure 6. Vice grip 7. Nails & screws 8. Wire Cutters 9. Safety goggles, mask & gloves 10. Utility blade

tel 843.509.7263 email: lisa@KleenGreenCleaning.com www.kleengreencleaning.com
furnishings & accessories

south carolina thrift & resale store
“Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit our 10,000 square foot Store for Daily Arrivals of Donated and Consigned Home Furnishings & Household Items. Looking to consign your household items? A portion of the proceeds help support the Center for Women.

Open Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm and Sundays noon – 5 pm 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com

Carpenter ants can cause costly damage to the wood in your home. Reduce your risk of attack by making your property less attractive to these pests. • Store firewood away from the house; bring in only the wood you’ll use soon. • Remove stumps and dead trees near the house. • Repair damaged trees. • Replace water-damaged or decayed wood in and around your home. Use only treated wood where the structure makes contact with the soil. • Trim tree and shrub branches so they do not touch the house. - ATLANTIC INC. PEST MANAGEMENT 6

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betty buzz: HomE mAINtENANCE CHECkLIst
Roof & Attic: ❑ Check for leaks, especially around vents, skylights and chimneys, and repair. ❑ Clean gutters and drain pipes, repair any leaks and be sure they drain away from the house. ❑ Check for loose or missing mortar on chimney, and close or open damper – depending on season. ❑ Keep attic vents open year-round to ensure proper ventilation; make sure all openings have screens or covers to prevent animal entry. Windows and Doors: ❑ Seal drafty doors and windows. ❑ Put up/take down storm windows. ❑ Clean and patch all doors and window screens. Safety: ❑ ensure that all smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers are in working order. ❑ Replace batteries at least twice each year. ❑ Inspect all exposed wire for fraying. ❑ Make sure gas heaters have proper ventilation. Continued...
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betty buzz: HomE mAINtENANCE CHECkLIst continued...
Plumbing & Fixtures: ❑ Check faucets in kitchen and bathrooms and toilets to make sure no water is dripping/ running. ❑ Caulk around tubs and sinks as needed. ❑ Drain hot water heater once a year to remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. Basement: ❑ Check basement walls and floor for dampness, termites or wood rot. ❑ Clean dehumidifier. Other: ❑ Look for cracks and holes in house siding or paint. ❑ Clean or replace filters on dryer, air conditioner, stove hood and room fans on a regular basis. ❑ Have your heating and air conditioning systems serviced annually.

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honeydew for hire all-around handywoman for home projects.
HONEYDEW will complete that on-going “Honey Do” list. From small adjustments, like furniture placement, to large projects, like an exterior renovation, Honeydew gets the job done! Michelle Beach, owner and handywoman, provides a no-cost consultation to get you started with that project you’ve wanted to complete. Visit our Web site to view our before and after portfolio and complete list of services. Design. Organize. Decorate. No project or budget is too big or too small.

Sustainable Landscaping
Key items to consider when creating a landscape that is good for you, your home and the planet: - focus on people and nature coexisting - reduce water, energy and chemical usage in landscapes - use drought-tolerant plants - aerate, compost and mulch to keep healthy soil and help soil drain quickly while storing water - water more, less often to encourage roots to grow deeper; use soaker hoses or drip irrigation - treat pests or insects only when they appear - plant for energy efficiency by shading south and west walls and exterior air conditioners, and directing breezes with shrubs - use porous surfaces rather than concrete, to allow rain to filter back into the aquifer

216 Coming Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.540.3061 email: Honeydewforhire@gmail.com www.honeydewforhire.com See our ad page 3
interior designers

ginger Brewton interiors
Full service, high-end residential and commercial interior design Chic, Comfortable, Sophisticated

76 Spring Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.270.7491 email: info@gingerbrewtoninteriors.com www.gingerbrewtoninteriors.com

I love the quote inscribed above the front door of Fairlane Estate, the home of Henry Ford: “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” I guess I love it so much because I’ve pretty much had to do for myself whatever I wanted done—whether moving 1,400 miles to find work, putting myself through college or starting my own business. - JENNIFER SHEPHERD, Interior Designer/Decorator, Jennifer Shepherd Interiors; Upstate, SC

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Lighting

charleston Lighting and interiors
Charleston Lighting and Interiors welcomes you to come browse our extensive collection of chandeliers, ceiling fans, bath and outdoor lighting within the largest lighting showrooms in South Carolina. Our highly trained staff of American Lighting Association Lighting Specialists will be happy to assist you in new construction, remodeling, or retail selections of any kind. Visit any of our three locations:

Stop Your Dog Digging
If you have a dog that loves to dig holes and your yard looks like a minefield, try these steps: - Determine why she is digging. If she’s hot, provide more shade. If she’s bored, provide more exercise. If she just likes to dig, read on! - Create a “digging space” for your dog that digs for fun or by nature. Mask the space with shrubs or plants and encourage her to dig there by burying treats and rewarding the behavior. - Keep your dog away by sprinkling cayenne pepper around the areas she digs, or fill “repeat holes” up most of the way, then mix in pinecones or moth balls with the last bit of dirt to repel her without harm.

1640 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.766.3055 1109 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.352.0188 850 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville, 29485 tel 843.285.2884 www.charlestonlightingandinteriors.com
reaL estate agents

Jennifer LePage agentowned realty co. tel 843.478.2600 email: lepagej@bellsouth.net www.jjlrealestate.com Weesie newton carriage Properties
Representing The Finest Real Estate In Town and Country

19 Exchange Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.266.8000 or 843.224.0847 email: wnewton@carriageprop.com www.carriageprop.com

When leaving home for a vacation or work trip, don’t turn your AC unit off. Instead, set the temperature to 80 degrees. Not only will you prevent mold from forming, you’ll also save energy; your unit has to work extra hard to bring the temperature back to cool if you were to turn it off. - LAURA FOLKERTH, Student, College of Charleston; The Little Black Book Editorial Intern Summer 2009

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arts & leisure
invitations & stationery

cluucards, custom magnetic cards
Birth Announcements • Save the Dates • Invitations • Birthdays Custom design services available. Mention The Little Black Book to receive a 10% discount.

tel 703.655.8883 email: cindyluu@cluudesign.com www.cluucards.com
MuseuMs

gibbes Museum of art
• Ancestry and Innovation: African American Art from the American Folk Art Museum (July 31 - October 11) Celebrating the ongoing contribution of self-taught African American artists to the kaleidoscope of American culture and visual experience. Includes vibrant quilts, paintings and sculpture by an elder generation of creators, such as Sam Doyle, David Butler, Bessie Harvey, and Clementine Hunter; works by contemporary masters such as Thornton Dial Sr.; and provocative pieces by emerging artists such as Kevin Sampson and Willie LeRoy Elliott.

135 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.2706 www.gibbesmuseum.org
Music

www.radio.sc
South Carolina’s “At Work” Streaming Radio Station www.Radio.sc is South Carolina’s #1 Streaming Radio Station. From Beach Music to Classic Rock, Radio.sc has 28 styles of music to listen to. The most popular station is “Fresh,” with over 28 thousand women listening every day. Public Service Announcements are always welcome.

3290 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, 29418 tel 843.760.0002, fax 843.760.0003 email: info@radio.sc www.radio.sc
outdoor adventure

nature adventures Kayak, canoe & hiking outfitters
Kayak Tours, Rentals, Women’s Retreats, Kids Adventure Camps, Shem Creek

#1 Seafood Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.568.3222, 843.928.3316, 800.673.0679 www.KayakCharlestonSC.com
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PhotograPhers

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Behind the screen Portraits by ring Photography
Check out the latest in private parties. Invite your closest friends for an evening of wine, hors’ d oeuvres and fun, tastefully sexy boudoir images. A girls’ night out where you are encouraged to let go and be your own kind of beautiful. Celebrate a new you • Spark romance in your love life Bachelorette Parties • Valentine’s Day • Bridal Showers What’s your sexy?

“Free Range Kids”
Coined by Rick Potts, head of the rivers and trails programs at the National Park Service, “Free Range Kids” are those who are comfortable in nature, exploring and playing in wetlands, woods and fields. This not only helps children develop skills and independence, it nourishes emotional, physical and spiritual health and a love of the nature. There are many opportunities for kids in the Lowcountry. Some of our favorites: Nature Adventures – kayaking and canoeing tours; Mt. Pleasant natureadventuresoutfitters.com Tiedemann Park Nature Center - focus on Lowcountry habitats, environments, and wildlife; Downtown charlestoncity.info The Turning Leaf - Children’s Adventure Camp; West Ashley theturningleaf.org

tel 843.881.1936 www.ringphotography.com taylor stewart Photography
Taylor Stewart offers candid, documentary-style photography and innovative portraiture.

3226 E-5 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, 29455 tel 843.557.1468 www.taylorstewartphotography.com
sPeciaL events

Lowcountry affiliate of susan g. Komen for the cure®
Save the Date for Survivor Celebration, Thursday, May 7th 2009 5 pm - 8 pm Join us for the 2009 Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure® on Saturday, October 17th on Daniel Island.

For more information please call tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 or visit us at www.komenlowcountry.org

While you’re taking photographs of your family at the beach this summer, photograph some of the little things that tell the story like flip flops at the edge of the water, sunglassses, children’s footprints in the sand, sunscreen propped in the sand, the bucket and shovel, etc. Having some wonderful feature shots like these can really break up all the fun images of the family and add even more interest to your summer photo album or scrapbook! - KEELY DEUSCHLE

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sPorts

charleston riverdogs
A night at “The Joe” is perfect for family fun and the best entertainment value in Charleston starting at just $5! See the future Yankees play at “The Joe” downtown. Friday night fireworks, Saturday giveaways, Family Sundays – fun is good!

Call 843.577.DOGS (3647) or visit www.riverdogs.com 360 Fishburne Street, Downtown, 29403
theatre

theatre 99
Check out the funniest shows you’ll ever be a part of! Theatre 99 is Charleston’s home for improv comedy! Come check out improv shows every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Each show is based on audience suggestion, making every show different. Where the locals go! Offering improv classes. Available for corporate & private events. Call or log on for show times!

Theatre 99, 280 Meeting Street, Above the Bicycle Shoppe, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.853.6687 www.thehavenots.com
WeB sites

www.onLy.sc
South Carolina’s Internet www.ONLY.sc is South Carolina’s #1 Internet company. From Antiques.sc to Weddings.sc, ONLY.sc has Web sites for all businesses. ONLY.sc develops Web sites, and does Web site promotions through Banner ads, online articles and streaming radio through www.Radio.sc. The most popular station is “Fresh,” with over 28 thousand women listening every day. Public Service Announcements are always welcome.

3290 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, 29418 tel 843.760.0002, fax 843.760.0003 email: info@radio.sc www.radio.sc

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Set up your magazine subscription dates on an automatic calendar so that you can remember when to renew. You’ll start getting renewal notices 3 – 4 months prior to expiration, so make sure you are not paying twice! - BRANDY SULLIVAN, Co-Owner, Theatre 99

business & finance
advertising, MarKeting & Pr

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Byrdhouse Public relations, LLc
ByrdHouse Public Relations, LLC, offers all the essential elements of a successful public relations and marketing campaign. Services provided include media relations and media kit development, community relations, special events, promotions, advertising consulting, design coordination, copy writing, and Internet marketing. Proprietor Annie Byrd Hamnett offers a fresh, spirited and innovative approach to promoting businesses and maintains the philosophy that effective and creative public relations can speak volumes for your business.

Tech-Savvy
Looking for a tech-related job? The Charleston Digital Corridor’s Talent Portal has online job listings and a skills bank repository for Charleston’s growing, knowledge-based community. www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com

Visit our nest on the web, www.byrdhousepr.com! 44 A Morris Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.853.9120, fax 843.853.9121 email: annie@byrdhousepr.com www.byrdhousepr.com
BanKing

community firstBank
A community bank is one that steps in... when other banks walk out! • Totally Free Checking – both business and personal • Free online banking and bill pay • A full line of consumer, business and commercial services • Friendly and knowledgeable staff • Locally-owned and operated – all decisions made locally • Talk to a person – not a “press 1-for-this-2-for-that” recording – when you call It will be my pleasure to be your banker! - Richard Pierce, Branch Manager

Want a higher perch?
media relations community relations + partnerships marketing + promotions special events advertising + design coordination

FDIC/Equal Housing Lender 288 Meeting Street, Downtown tel 843.723.7700 www.commfirstbank.com

To save space around the house, I scan my bank statements and important documents instead of filing them or letting them sit around and build up in piles. It’s a great way to keep track of information in one place and it keeps my home office nice and tidy. - JENNIFER LUU

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44 a morris street charleston, south carolina 29403 843.853.9120 annie@byrdhousepr.com www.byrdhousepr.com

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coMPuter rePair

Good Cyber Security Habits
• Lock your computer when you are away from it. • Disconnect your computer from the Internet when you aren’t using it. • Evaluate your security settings, and select options that meet your needs without putting you at increased risk. • Protect your computer against power surges and brief outages. • Back up all of your data. www.us-cert.gov

geeks in transit
Portable Computer Geeks with People Skills On-site repair, maintenance plans, upgrades, retail computer systems, components and software Gift certificates available for your favorite geek

tel 843.814.0858
LegaL services

angela M. Kirby, Jd, cPa certified specialist in estate Planning & Probate Law Mcangus goudelock & courie, LLc
Let us protect you and your family by assisting with your estate planning and probate needs. With 15 years of experience, Angela Kirby is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate, a CPA, and prior Associate Probate Judge, who creates flexible plans for individuals and business owners taking into consideration their personal needs. Services include: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Special Needs Trusts, Prenuptial Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Probate Administration and Litigation, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Elder Law. Offices statewide in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Greenville

78 Wentworth Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.576.2900 email: akirby@mgclaw.com www.mgclaw.com
ProfessionaL resources

charleston Metro chamber of commerce
. . .where business and community meet Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an organization that was there for your business – you know, really there when you needed it? Well, you’re in luck. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that has what it takes to build a strong business community. Your Chamber membership delivers business resources, community leadership, professional development, networking opportunities and so much more! Find out what we can do for you.

2750 Speissegger Drive, Suite 100, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.577.2510 www.charlestonchamber.net CONTINUED...

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betty buzz: CREDIt CARD smARts
What counts in a credit score? Your payment history, amounts owed, length of credit history, new credit and types of credit used are all considered when determining your credit score. Use your credit wisely and practice healthy spending habits and credit card usage.
❑ Do not use your credit card as a substitute for cash by making everyday purchases. ❑ Pay off as much of your balance as you can each month to pay your debts off faster and cheaper. ❑ If you cannot afford it, do not use your credit card to buy it. Purchase items you need versus those you simply want. ❑ Consider how your credit will be impacted before closing out a card. Never close cards that still have a balance or those that make up a significant amount of your credit history. ❑ If you cannot make your monthly payment on time, let your creditor know in advance. ❑ Call your creditor and ask for any late fees to be waived. ❑ Stay within 30% of your credit limit. ❑ Periodically evaluate the interest rate on your credit card to be sure you are getting the best deal and negotiate a lower interest rate if possible. ❑ Get your FRee, annual credit report by visiting www.AnnualCreditReport.com and review carefully. ❑ your Credit Score & Date: ________________________________
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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES CONTINUED... PinK Magazine
PINK magazine offers tools, tactics, and strategies to help women have a beautiful career and a beautiful life through a magazine, annual events and a content-rich Web site. PINK exists to promote women who are making a significant impact on the world through their work and their lives — while being true to themselves! For more information and to subscribe, log on to www.pinkmagazine.com!

tel 678.420.7797 email: info@pinkmagazine.com www.pinkmagazine.com

children
chiLdcare services

sweet Peas nanny agency
Where the Love of Children and Learning Through Play Guide all of our Placements. Our Services Include: Full-Time Nannies • Part-Time Nannies Babysitters • Vacation/Hotel Sitters • Mother’s Helpers Summer Sitters

tel 843.513.3062 email: info@sweetpeasnannies.com www.sweetpeasnannies.com
cLothing & accessories

southern Belles a children’s clothier
Traditional, unique clothing • Sizes preemie to girls size 16 and boys size 12 • Special Occasion • Christening • Smocked Apparel • Vineyard Vines • Gift Items • Southern Belles Shoes, an extensive selection of children’s shoes for any occasion

280 W. Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (Northcutt Plaza Specialty Shops) tel 843.881.1741 www.southernbellesonline.com

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BaKeries

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ashley Bakery
Expertly baking and creating beautiful and delicious cakes since 1988.

tel 843.763.4125 www.ashleybakery.com
catering

Craving Cru?
Cru Café’s 4 Cheese Macaroni garners raves as some of the best around (it is the staff favorite at The Little Black Book and worth every calorie!) Visit Cru’s Web site for the recipe and delight friends and family at your next gathering. You’ll also find recipes for the fabulous Thai Seafood Rissotto and Butter Lettuce Salad.

cru catering
Eclectic Modern American Cuisine Cru Catering offers full-service, customized catering, including in-house personal chefs, meetings, receptions and private parties. Our experts, with over 20 years experience, can help coordinate pre-planned menus for groups from 2 to 2,000 for every occasion – everything from take-out brunch, lunch and dinners to on-site hors d’oeuvres and multiple-course meals. voted Best caterer 2001 – 2009 by Charleston City Paper readers

Chef John Zucker, 1st in Class, Cordon Bleu Graduate 18 Pinckney Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.CHEF (2433), fax 843.534.2439 www.crucatering.com granville’s catering
For great food and accommodating service, let Chef Trae Wilson handle all your catering needs. From small, casual gatherings of friends to your most important formal events, Granville’s Catering will please every taste. Full bar service also available.

Lowcountry Grape Stomp
Why travel to Napa this summer when you can enjoy the fruits of your own city at Charleston’s local vineyard on Wadmalaw Island? Irvin House Vineyards is a beautiful location to enjoy a picnic and taste wine from Charleston’s only winery and vineyard. The Annual Grape Stomp Festival August 8, 2009 2 to 6 pm www.charlestonwine.com

Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com savory sushi and catering company
For events large and small, RSVP to Savory Sushi and Catering Company. Gourmet To-Go & Retail Wine

tel 843.762.3338 email: contactus@savorysushiandcatering.com www.savorysushiandcatering.com
event venues

granville’s catering
For great food and accommodating service!

Chef Trae Wilson, tel 843.224.5873 or 843.577.0486 Catering Manager Jane Murphy, tel 843.330.8971 www.granvillescafeandcatering.com
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cru café
Enjoy the best in upscale comfort food, indoor and outdoor porch seating, a wine list tailored to the varied menu and rich, satisfying desserts. Open for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Fresh. Local. Organic.
Are you always on the search for South Carolina seafood and agriculture products? The SC MarketMaker makes it easier to find with an interactive Web site featuring a map-based format that connects agricultural and seafood products and producers from SC to distributors, retailers and consumers. It also provides access to census data that indicates where targeted buyers are located to aid in identifying new markets for products. www.sc.marketmaker.uiuc.edu

18 Pinckney Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.534.2434 www.crucafe.com See our ad page xx gaulart and Maliclet french café
Fast and French Celebrating our 25th Anniversary May 3, 2009.

98 Broad Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.577.9797 www.fastandfrench.org savory sushi and catering company
Savory Sushi and Catering is now offering Sushi by Rhett every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Night!

Hours: Tues - Sat 11 am - 10 pm; Lunch menu ‘til 3 pm tel 843.762.3338 email: hailey@savorysushiandcatering.com www.savorysushiandcatering.com

When co-hosting an event, bring your food on your own dish or platter. While you may know that your pimento cheese and chicken salad finger sandwiches look best on an oval tray - your co-hostess does not. Coordinate with her and ask if she is using silver trays, cut glass, crystal or something more casual, and bring your food on something that goes with the overall look. - LIZZ AKERMAN, Southern Protocol

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education & organizations
charitaBLe organizations

Lowcountry affiliate of susan g. Komen for the cure®

Center for Women Brown Bag Lunch Series
July 9 Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Divorce with Crystal G.H. Lowery and Lynn Murphy, Attorneys at Law July 23 Post Divorce: Living Well is the Best Revenge with Martie Adams, LISW August 6 10 Things You Should Know Before You Sell or Buy a Home Donna Urban, AgentOwned Realty and Lorcan Lucey, Lucey Mortgage August 27 Investing in Unsure Times with Cokie Berenyi, Red Triangle and Tally Gerard, CLO, EdD September 10 Giving Great Parties with Denise Barto, All Occasions and Mitchell Crosby, JMC Charleston September 17 Simplify Your Life With Technology with Sonya Nordquist Altenbach, C3 Technology and Ralph Cohen, The Computer Guru Free! Noon; Registration Required 843.763.7333; www.c4women.org Proudly sponsored by The Little Black Book for every busy woman®

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure promise: to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. With nearly $1 billion invested to date, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage – from the causes, to the cures, to the pain of every moment in between.

For breast health information please call tel 843.556.8011 or Race for the Cure® office 843.556.3343 or visit us at www.komenlowcountry.org See our ad page x
coLLeges & universities

Lowcountry graduate center
Expanding opportunities for graduate education, with collaboration among the College of Charleston, The Citadel, MUSC, Clemson and USC. Designed for the convenience of working adults, classes are held in the evenings and weekends. Graduate degrees and certificates are offered in the following areas: Social Work • Communication • Computer and Information Sciences • Technical Project Management • Urban and Regional Planning • Business • Education • Financial Planning and more.

5300 International Boulevard, Building B, Suite 100, North Charleston, 29418 tel 843.953.GRAD [4723] www.lowcountrygradcenter.org
coMPuter education

get help with apple® computer Products
Learn to effectively use your iPhone™, iPod®, MacBook®, software & computers. Over 20 years experience teaching with Macintosh® computers.

tel 843.881.9302 email: marcia.west@mac.com

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AMeRICAN CANCeR SOCIety: dedicated to eliminating cancer by preventing it; saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy & service. 800.ACS.2345, www.cancer.org AMeRICAN HeARt ASSOCIAtION: heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but it can largely be prevented. Join the Go Red movement! 888.MY.HEART; www.goredforwomen.org AMeRICAN ReD CROSS: providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. 843.764.2323, www.lowcountryredcross.org CAROLINA yOutH DeVeLOPMeNt: caring for young people suffering from physical/sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment and severe emotional disorders. 843.266.5200, www.CYDC.org CeNteR FOR WOMeN: making personal and professional success an everyday event for women. 843.763.7333, www.c4women.org CHARLeStON NOW: an organization of feminist activists with a goal of bringing about equality for all women. www.now.org COAStAL COMMuNIty FOuNDAtION: a public grantmaking foundation that fosters philanthropy for the lasting good of the community. 843.723.5736 or 843.723.3635, www.CCFgives.org CRISIS MINIStRIeS: meets the immediate needs of those who are hungry and homeless, striving to break those cycles. www.charlestonhomeless.org FLOReNCe CRItteNtON PROGRAMS OF SC: provides and promotes medical, educational and support services for single parents and their children. 843.722.7526, www.florencecrittentonsc.org FROM DARKNeSS tO LIGHt: creates a public awareness about childhood sexual abuse. www.darkness2light.com GIRL SCOutS OF eASteRN SOutH CAROLINA: helping girls to develop self-potential and values, relate to others and contribute to society. www.girlscoutsesc.org HAbItAt FOR HuMANIty: bringing an end to substandard housing. 843.722.7145, www.charlestonhabitat.org HALOS: provides resources and services to abused and neglected victims served by the Charleston County Department of Social Services. www.charlestonhalos.org HuMANItIeS FOuNDAtION: providing affordable housing and critical assistance to our neighbors most in need. 843.856.4120, www.humanitiesfoundation.org JOHN ANCRuM SPCA: the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. www.jaspca.com tHe LeAGue OF WOMeN VOteRS OF tHe CHARLeStON AReA: a non-partisan political group encouraging citizens to play an informed and active role in politics. 843.766.5416, www.lwv.org LOWCOuNtRy CHILDReN’S CeNteR: committed to reducing the incidence of child abuse and its impact on the child, family and community. 843.723.3600, www.dnlcc.org My SISteR’S HOuSe: provides a state shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children throughout the tri-county area. 843.747.4069 or 800.273.HOPE, www.mysistershouse.org NAtIONAL ASSOCIAtION FOR CONtINeNCe: the world’s largest consumer advocacy organization dedicated to helping people who struggle with incontinence. 800.BLADDER, www.nafc.org PeOPLe AGAINSt RAPe: provides counseling and support for sexual assault victims, their family and friends. 843.745.0144, www.peopleagainstrape.org Pet HeLPeRS: an adoption shelter dedicated to making a difference in saving lives and stopping pet overpopulation. 843.795.1110, www.pethelpers.org PLANNeD PAReNtHOOD HeALtH SySteMS, INC.: offers professional, personal reproductive health care that allows you to make informed decisions. 800.230.PLAN, www.planned parenthood.org SALVAtION ARMy: meets human needs without discrimination, especially in areas of poverty. 843.763.9881, www. salvationarmy.org SuSAN G. KOMeN FOR tHe CuRe: dedicated to eradicating breast cancer disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. 843.556.3343, www.komenlowcountry.org tRIDeNt uNIteD WAy: invests millions into programs that change lives and improve our community. 843.740.9000, www.tuw.org WOMeN MAKING A DIFFeReNCe: maintains a permanent endowment fund and provides grants to institutions that advance the well-being of women and children. www.womenmakingadifference.com zONtA CLub OF CHARLeStON: a service organization of professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide. www.zonta.org

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clubz! in-home tutoring services
Need a Tutor? ClubZ! provides affordable, One-on-One tutoring in your home. All subjects PreK - Adult. Customized to the school curriculum. Specializing in organization/study skills, Prep for SAT/ACT/GRE/LSAT. No long-term contracts.

tel 843.884.9452 email: sywilson@clubztutoring.com www.clubztutoring.com
WoMen’s resources

My City is NOT Your Ashtray
• Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world! • Approximately 2 million cigarette butts are littered in Charleston each year. • Cleaning up cigarette litter in Charleston costs nearly $100,000 a year. Do your part: • Encourage smokers to use public, portable and pocket ashtrays. • Locate proper disposal options before you start to smoke. • Report violations to 877.7LITTER, a litter hotline supported by Palmetto Pride. Contact Keep Charleston Beautiful to request a bumper sticker or pocket ashtray. 843.579.7501 www.keepcharlestonbeautiful.org

the center for Women
The Center for Women is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to help all women find what they need to be successful every day. The Center offers support groups, individual counseling, referral and information and educational outreach programs. For a current schedule of events contact the Center at:

129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 email: info@c4women.org www.c4women.org

fashion & accessories
consignMent & vintage

consigning Women
Recycle • Reuse • RESALE Dressing smart women since 1989.

Mon – Fri, 10 am – 6 pm; Sat, 10 am – 5 pm 21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.556.1871 www.consignwomen.com See our ad page 43 south carolina thrift & resale store
“Where Thrift Shopping Never Looked So Good” Visit our 10,000 sq ft Store for Daily Arrivals of Donated and Consigned Clothing, Home Furnishings & Household Items. A Portion of the Proceeds Help Support The Center For Women in Charleston.

Open Monday – Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm and Sundays 12 - 5 pm 1670 Highway 17 N, Mount Pleasant, 29466 tel 843.971.0552 email: scthriftstore@comcast.net www.scthriftandresale.com
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Pelican dry cleaners

If the Shoe Fits Your Body
• Small calves and ankles look better in delicate shoes with pointy toes and a heel. Avoid chunky shoes. • Thick calves and ankles look great with bold shoes with round or square toes. Avoid ankle straps. • Shoes with no back (mules, thongs) make legs look longer. Look for a shoe with more height.

Full-Service Dry Cleaning • Same-Day Service • Home & Business Pick-Up & Delivery • Fluff & Fold • Professional Alterations • Earn & Spend Greenbax (Same day available M – F in by 10 am)

1521 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, 29451 tel 843.886.4200 The Shops at Brickyard Falls, 2700 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.9292 2019-D Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, 29482 tel 843.883.1010 www.pelicancleaners.com
handBags & shoes

susan Michelle shoes & accessories
A boutique now featuring the latest fashion trends in shoes, apparel and jewelry. Including such designers as Max Studio for shoes, Nelli for dresses and local jewelry designer Susan Hauser! The unique styles, selection and prices make it worth any fashion shopper’s time to visit! Keep checking for more designers and events going on at Susan Michelle.

1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd Suite Number 106 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843•856•8381

Belle Hall Shopping Center, 644 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.971.7625 email: susan@susanmichelleshoes.com www.susanmichelleshoes.com the shoe fairy
Great variety, great styles and best of all, reasonable prices! Private Shopping Hours with Hostess Rewards

1405 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite Number 106, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.856.8381 www.shoptheshoefairy.com
MonograMMing & eMBroidery

harbor specialties
Offering custom monograms and logos in-house. From brides to boaters we have something for everyone.

Hours Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 190 East Bay Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.3722 email: harborspecialties@comcast.net

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hair & skin care
day sPas

the spa at charleston Place

A Head’s Up on Hair
• Massaging your scalp as you shampoo stimulates oil glands and promotes bounce and shine. • Put the brush down when your hair is wet! Instead, use a wide tooth comb after washing to prevent breakage. • You are what you eat, and a healthy diet will make your hair look better, especially a diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Stay away from processed foods, alcohol and cigarettes.

Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel, in the heart of downtown Charleston.

205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com stella nova spa salon & esthetique
Stella Nova has the most sought-out day spa staff in Charleston.

Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161, (Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838; Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233 email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com
hair saLons

sweet Body sugaring studio
Charleston’s Premier Studio for gentle, natural & environmentally friendly hair removal.

New Location: 476 King Street, King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com
hair saLons

Katz hair studio
Design • Color • Kindness Cut, Color & Waxing Coppola Keratin Smoothing System for 100% no frizz for 5 months!

109 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 2A, James Island, 29412 tel 843.406.1119 salon solas
Nationally-acclaimed stylists and color specialists will work with you to create the look you’ve always wanted – from urban-edge to understated-sophisticated. Discover Comfort. Discover Solas. manicures • pedicures • makeup • hair

49 John Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.722.0233 www.salonsolas.com See our ad page 44 CONTINUED...
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HAIR SALONS CONTINUED... stella nova spa salon & esthetique
Selected as Vogue and Elle magazine’s top hair-coloring salon in the Southeast. We carry Aveda • Bumble and Bumble • Phytologie • Terax • Rene Furterer. Come in and see why it’s a beautiful day at Stella Nova.

Lowcountry Survivor-Woman!
Discover which Lowcountry plants are yummy to your tummy and which ones ease a tummy ache. The Middleton Plantation garden’s Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plant Walk is a guided tour through “wild” parts of the garden with a naturalist who points out uses of native plants. Available by reservation: 843.266.7492 www.middletonplace.org

Downtown: (Spa) 843.723.0909, (Salon) 843.853.6161, (Store) 843.722.9797; Mt. Pleasant: 843.884.3838; Summerville: 843.875.7525; West Ashley: 843.766.6233 email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com zen spa salon
Zen Spa Salon uses the latest technology, in combination with tried and true treatments, to give you everything you need for your body, skin, hair, and nails.

1123 Queensborough Boulevard, #101, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.5656 www.thezenspasalon.com
sKin care

the spa at charleston Place
The Spa at Charleston Place, named “Best City Hotel Spa” in North America by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is a full-service European spa featuring an extensive menu of lavish services, including skin care, massage therapy, pedicures, healthy spa cuisine and many more delights.

Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 29

I use leave-in conditioner on my hair before getting in the pool to protect it from the effects of chlorine. If I don’t have conditioner available, I soak my hair in warm water before taking a plunge. The more water-logged your hair is before you hit the pool, the less chlorine will be absorbed. - MARTINA CRONIN, Student, Ohio University; The Little Black Book PR/Marketing Intern Summer 2009

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health & wellness
Bath & Body Products

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fulton street hair company
We offer the complete Aveda hair care, skin care and make-up line.

1020 Chuck Dawley Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.388.2288 stella nova salon spa & esthetique
Esthetique & Make-Up Studio

Exercise in the Zone
Maximize the benefits of your workout by exercising in the zone of your Target Heart Rate (THR). To calculate: 1. Find your Resting Heart Rate (RHR) by counting your pulse for one minute = _________________ 2. Find your Maximum Heart Rate (HRmax) by subtracting your age from 220: 220 – Your Age = _________________ 3. Find your heart rate reserve (HRmaxRESERVE) by subtracting your RHR from your HRmax. RHR – HRmax = _________________ ZONE: HRmaxRESERVE x 0.6 + RHR = _________________ (lower limit of your THR) HRmaxRESERVE x 0.8 + RHR = _________________ (upper limit of your THR)

292 King Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.722.9797 or 800.577.NOVA email: customercare@stella-nova.com www.stella-nova.com See our ad page 31
chiroPractors

LifeWorKs chiropractic Justin fisher, dc
Personalized care • Same-day appointments Latest techniques and advancements • Massage therapy Nutritional counseling (weight loss included). Call and mention this ad and receive a gift certificate for the initial consultation, exam and X-ray! Live Long, Live STRONG…LIFEWORKS

4 Windermere Boulevard, South Windermere Shopping Center, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.573.LIFE (5433) email: info@lifeworkschiropractic.com www.imchiro.com/~lifework

Change will only begin with you. Make a start. - CHRISTINE R. SMITH, Grandmother, Student, Yoga Practitioner and Little Black Book Reader

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coaching, counseLing & PsychotheraPy

COACHING

crystal-Barkley corporation originators of Life/Work Planning
Solid strategy for real results — and real satisfaction in life!

tel 843.727.7990 email: crystalbarkley@careerlife.com www.careerlife.com into the tangled garden
Explore your playful, passionate, powerful Self. Discover ways to liberate your psyche and shape your future. Empower yourself by letting go and being present. Into the Tangled Garden uses guided explorations, universal archetypes, and creative expression to encourage growth and new blooms. Come and find your wild and beautiful Self.

tel 843.216.3297 email: itg@tangledgarden.net www.intothetangledgarden.com the Pink dolphin
Dianne Thomas, Usui & Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher, Licensed with the International Center for Reiki Training From stress relief to transformation, we offer energy healing techniques for a full range of Physical and Emotional problems: pain, anxiety, depression, hypertension, ADHD, surgery and cancer recovery, as well as relationship and self confidence problems. You will feel relaxed, refreshed and balanced. Reiki Classes for levels I, II, Master, Karuna and Kids. CEUs Nurses/ Massage Therapists.

301 E. Richardson Avenue, Summerville, 29483 tel 843.297.2468 email: underthewillow@earthlink.net www.thepinkdolphin.com
COUNSELING

center for Women
Individual counseling and support groups for women. Fees based on sliding scale. Call for appointment or more information.

129 Cannon Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.763.7333 www.c4women.org See our ad page 26

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susan Parsons, Med, LPc, crs Licensed Professional counselor, Med in clinical counseling, certified rubenfeld synergist
Over 30 years experience guiding ALL women holistically through life’s challenges.

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Handle Life’s Hurdles
“Live Your Life Well” from Mental Health America is a Web site dedicated to helping you cope with stress better and create the life you want. The site offers many features to help you relax, grow and flourish, including: • 10 Tools to Live Your Life Well • A Live Happy iPhone App • A Gratitude Stream • Stress Tests and More! www.liveyourlifewell.org

94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: slparsonscrs@comcast.net www.rubenfeldsynergy.com
PSYCHOTHERAPY

the Lifeguidance center founded by Psychotherapist Judy heath
Welcoming individuals, couples and families for appointments with our exceptional Counselors, Therapists, Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Acupuncturist.

The Life Guidance Center, 3030 Ashley Town Center Drive (Located near Costco), Charleston, 29414 tel 843.735.5900 www.lifeguidance.com
fitness cLasses

amy Parker, Waterart Mastertrainer and aquatic Personal trainer
No more sweating & exercise machines! Experience a high intensity water workout that will burn calories and give your body tone & definition.

Power Aquatics Class ~ Mon/Wed/Fri 10 – 11 am Aquatic Personal Training by Appointment RL Jones Center, 391 Egypt Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.8718 email: amyparker7@bellsouth.net www.aquacoreandmore.com

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” - JOSEPH CAMPBELL

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heaLth organizations

the american heart association
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, but it can largely be prevented. Join the Go Red Movement to receive a free red dress pin and life-saving information. Take the Heart CheckUp for a free, personalized risk assessment today.

Thanks a Latte
The ingredient pinocembrin, found only in honey, can keep your heart healthy by keeping blood vessels open and therefore less likely to clog. Treat yourself to a sweet latte that will make your heart happy! Mix: 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup of nonfat milk 2 cups of coffee 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups of ice Blend together for a perfect, heart-healthy treat for summer!

tel 1.888.MY.HEART www.goredforwomen.org
Massage theraPy

the spa at charleston Place
The Spa at Charleston Place, named “Best City Hotel Spa” in North America by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, is a full-service European spa featuring an extensive menu of lavish services, including skin care, massage therapy, pedicures, healthy spa cuisine and many more delights.

Located on the 4th floor of Charleston Place Hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston, 205 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29401 tel 843.937.8522 www.charlestonplace.com See our ad page 29
naturaL horMone rePLaceMent theraPy

hormone Lady enterprises, LLc rosalyn adams, Med
Is this YOU or someone you know? Food cravings, weight gain, bloating, mood swings, headaches, no energy, no sex drive, can’t remember, can’t focus, can’t sleep, anxious, depressed, acne, PMS....It might be your hormones. It might be your life. _ HORMONZ™

tel 843.860.4242 email: roz@hormonelady.com www.hormonz.com

Take care of your body or it will not take care of you. Your body heals from within, not from what you put into it. - AMY LAWRENCE, Self-Employed, New to the Charleston Area and Little Black Book Reader

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PiLates

the Loft Pilates center
Offering private, semi-private and small group Pilates instruction on equipment and mat work. Come visit us in our new Downtown location this Spring!

For more information: www.pilatesloft.com 7 Radcliffe Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.568.0499 email: pilatesloft@hotmail.com www.pilatesloft.com PraXis Balanced Body studio
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and Pilates

1233 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.6933, fax 843.881.6933 email: praxispilates@earthlink.net www.praxispilates.com
PLastic surgeons

anne L. edwards, Md, Pc
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery from a Woman’s Point of View. Breast Surgery • Reconstructive, Enhancement & Reduction Facial Cosmetic Surgery • Skin Care & Facial Peels • Botox Spider Veins • Permanent Makeup • Restylane • Skin Cancer Radiesse • Body Contouring & Liposuction

2097 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Suite 322 West, West Ashley, 29414 tel 843.769.6608
ruBenfeLd synergy Method ®

susan Parsons, Med, LPc, crs Licensed Professional counselor, Med in clinical counseling, certified rubenfeld synergist
Integrating psychotherapy with bodywork for over 30 years

94 Vincent Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.881.0730 email: slparsonscrs@comcast.net www.rubenfeldsynergy.com

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Body cleanz
We shower, brush our teeth and wash our hair on a daily basis, but we tend to ignore cleansing our insides. Our colon, which functions as the “sewer system” of our body, also requires regular cleaning. Colon Hydrotherapy, also know as a “colonic,” is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of poisons, gas, toxins and accumulated fecal matter. At BodyCleanz, we focus on cleansing and purification to help remove the accumulated internal damage of life in a stressful, toxic world.

Quick Energy Fix
Ease fatigue with an easy yoga move. Lie on the floor with your legs up against the wall. Take 10 slow, relaxed breaths. Repeat several times to promote circulation, oxygenate the blood, and revitalize within minutes.

1051 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite E, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.884.5966 email: BodyCleanz@comcast.net www.bodycleanz.net the turning Leaf
Promoting body, mind and spirit through inspiration, motivation and education. Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition, Swimming, Massage Therapy & Outdoor Adventure

815 Savannah Highway, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.225.7148 email: darby@theturningleaf.org; harriott@theturningleaf.org www.theturningleaf.org
yoga

allison zimmerman, ryt Private yoga class
Work one-on-one with Allison Zimmerman The Many Reasons For Deciding on a Private Yoga Session: • Rehabilitation of injuries or working deeply on a certain troublesome area of the body • Helping you develop a customized daily practice • Personal attention is given to help modify postures and develop alternatives to accommodate your physical ability • Assisting you in the precise alignment Small group sessions are also available so that you can split the cost with 1 - 2 other people.

tel 843.367.0437 email: allison_zimmerman81@hotmail.com www.allisonzimmermanyoga.com

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autoMotive deaLers

Car Smarts
The US Environmental Protection Agency made researching eco-friendly car options easier by assigning a “greenhouse gas” score to most models. Taking into account emission rates and fuel economy, you can make an informed purchase for the cleanest, greenest vehicle that is right for you. www.epa.gov/greenvehicles

Marchant chevrolet
A Woman-Owned Business

5700 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 tel 843.722.8208 www.marchantchevy.com ravenel ford
A Woman-Owned Business

6340 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 tel 843.889.2241 www.ravenelford.com
autoMotive Parts & service

Williams tire & automotive Servicing the Lowcountry since 1975
We offer automotive maintenance and repair, alignment, aftermarket accessories, wheel sales and other valuable services to get you back on the road. Have an auto question and need a trustworthy answer? Ask Kimberly – our resident, busy-woman car expert who will tell it to you straight! Oil changes • Alignments • Tire Mounting and Balancing • Brakes • Suspension • Shocks • Electrical Busy women stay “on the go” while we work on your car; we have a conference room with free wi-fi!

Minutes away from I-26 and I-526 3995 Dorchester Road, Charleston 29405 tel 843.554.0700; 800.968.9827 fax 843.554.1334 email: info@williamstire.com www.williamstire.com
LiMousine & car services

compass transportation Jason M. cronen, Managing Partner clifford Pate, general Manager
From business travel to family vacations, airport transfers to an extraordinary night on the town, a ride with Compass complements any occasion with style and grace. Little Black Book readers can receive a RideCompass card preloaded with $20 of service towards future travel by calling 843.559.0410.

3226 Maybank Highway, Suite E3, Johns Island, 29455 tel 843.559.0410 or 877.559.0410 email: jason@ridecompass.com; cliff@ridecompass.com www.ridecompass.com
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betty buzz: HIkING tHE LoWCouNtRy We here at “The Little Black Book” are big fans of day hikes in the Lowcountry. Here are some of our favorites that are close to home and easy enough for the entire family to enjoy.
Dungannon Heritage Preserve (9.0 mile) Gently rolling, mostly easy-to-follow, foot-traffic only, out-and-back dirt trail through mixed forest and wetland areas. The Palmetto Trail - Awendaw Passage (7.0 miles) easy walking/biking section of the Palmetto trail. Scenic overlook and boardwalk. Francis Marion National Forest - I’on Swamp (2.0 miles) easy, two-mile loop trail along rice dikes that are a part of the remnants of the abandoned, Witheywood Plantation. Famous among birders for the variety of species that are seen here during spring and fall migration. Francis Marion National Forest - Sewee Shell Mound (1.0 mile) easy loop featuring 2 Native American historical sites: the Sewee Shell Ring, a 4,000 year old trash pile of oyster rings and another mound of discarded clamshells on the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway. Looking for more? Visit http://sctrails.net for a complete list. Want to top off your day with excellent barbeque? Visit http://lowcountrybbq.org
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arts & Leisure

sullivan’s trade-a-Book
Recycle your old reads and pick up something new. Friendly Staff • Great Selection • Locally-Owned and Operated

1303 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Suite 3, Mount Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.884.8611
Business & finance

community firstBank
1,000s of paperbacks Books on tape and CD 1303-3 BEN SAWYER BLVD. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464

Get your checking statements online – for FREE! It’s Safer • It’s Faster • It’s Easier • It’s Greener

tel 843.723.7700 www.commfirstbank.com
education & organizations

(843) 884-8611

Lowcountry Local first
The vision of Lowcountry Local First is to see every resident of the Lowcountry shift an additional 10% of their purchasing to local independent businesses and farms, and in doing so transform our local economy!

1345 Avenue G #AA, North Charleston, 29405 tel 843.740.5444 www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org the nature conservancy
Protecting Nature. Preserving Life.

tel 843.937.8807 x13, fax 843.937.6735 email: wthomas@tnc.org www.nature.org/southcarolina

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consigning Women
Recycle • Reuse • RESALE Dressing smart women since 1989. Carrying all dress sizes and styles from petite to plus, casual to cocktail. Remember, if they are not becoming to you, they should be coming to us!

Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm 21 Magnolia Road, Avondale, West Ashley, 29407 tel 843.556.1871 www.consignwomen.com
hair & sKin care

Hung Up on Recycling
GreenHeartGlobal’s new Ditto hangers are available in 100% recycled paper and 70% recycled content, as well as 100% #1 PET recyclable plastic. The switch is also great for your closet because the hanger’s design is fabulous. www.dittohangers.com

salon solas
Providing natural alternatives to hair and skin care. deep steep • Soulsalts • Pureology • Simply Organic

49 John Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.722.0233 www.salonsolas.com See our ad page 44 sweet 185 Body sugaring studio
Charleston’s Premier Studio for gentle, natural & environmentally friendly hair removal. Offering services from brows to brazillians Sugar adheres to the hair and dead skin cells only meaning an appointment at Sweet 185 leaves you not only hair free but exfoliated as well! SUMMER 2009: SWEET NEW LOCATION!

Green Savings
SustainLane GreenSaver helps make sustainable lifestyles affordable by offering coupons for cash-saving discounts on green products and services. You can also sign up to receive weekly updates. http://www.sustainlane.com/ green-saver-discount-coupons

476 King Street, King Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.329.3500 www.sweetbodysugaring.com See our ad page 44

Do not use vinyl shower curtains. They are made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and contain many harmful chemicals including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). - SANDRA GAYLORD, Owner, Gaylord Design LLC

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charleston habitat restore Mon - Fri 10 am to 5 pm; Sat 9 am to 4 pm 731 Meeting Street, Downtown, 29403 tel 843.579.0777, fax 843.722.7142 email: theoutlet@charlestonhabitat.org www.charlestonhabitat.org east cooper habitat restore Mon – Fri 9 am to 5 pm; Sat 10 am to 2 pm 469 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, 29464 tel 843.849.8002, fax 843.375.5998 www.habitathomestore.com Jennifer LePage agentowned realty co. tel 843.478.2600 email: lepagej@bellsouth.net www.jjlrealestate.com MaidPure, inc.
An Organic Cleaning Company with a Twist

Composting 101
Composting Structures: The sides should be loose enough to provide air movement and one side should open for easy turning and removal. If you choose not to use a container, cover with a layer of yard trimmings or soil to prevent moisture loss. Composting Materials: Most plant material including fallen leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, flowers and the remains of garden plants. Kitchen scraps, such as fruit and vegetable peels and trimmings, crushed eggshells, tea bags and coffee grounds. Shredded, woody yard trimmings. Avoid: Compost made from grass clippings treated with herbicides and pesticides. Meat, bones and fatty foods (cheese, salad dressing and leftover cooking oil). Pet or human wastes. Weeds with large storage roots or seeds. Diseased or insect-infested plants. Using Compost: Mix compost with soil to enrich the flower and vegetable garden, improve the soil around trees and shrubs, to top-dress lawns or as a mulch. Add no more than 1/4 - 1/3 of compost by volume to potting mix for houseplants. Soak compost in a burlap or cheesecloth sack steeped in water to make compost “tea” for young plants. South Carolina Cooperative Extension www.clemson.edu/extension

Dorsey Fairbairn 843.576.9466 Heather Fairbairn 843.576.9465 email: sales@maidpure.com www.maidpure.com See our ad page 5 sea island habitat restore Mon – Sat 9 am to 5 pm 3304 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, 29455 tel 843.559.4009, fax 843.559.2092 email: restore@seaislandhabitat.org www.seaislandhabitat.org
Pet care

good dog Bakery
All Natural Homemade Treats

1739 Maybank Highway, James Island Center, James Island, 29412 Charleston Farmer’s Market tel 843.971.2039 email: thegooddogbakery@yahoo.com www.thegooddogbakery.com

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sPeciaL events

charleston green fair
Go green with the Charleston Green Fair! Start the week September 22nd with the Sustainable Seafood Progressive Dinner, a delightful tour of downtown Charleston’s most famous restaurants. Friday brings the Green Business Expo, all day at the Francis Marion Hotel. On the 26th, celebrate man’s relationship with plants in an exclusive screening of “Botany of Desire” followed by an unforgettable after party starting at 7pm at the Visitor Center’s Bus Terminal. Finally, enjoy our grand finale at the Green Fair in Marion Square from 12 pm-5 pm.

tel 843.513.2655 email: scgreenfair@gmail.com www.charlestongreenfair.com
traveL & transPortation

Marchant chevrolet
Now offering the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, America’s first full-size two-mode SUV hybrid vehicle and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, the first hybrid sedan offered by GM.

5700 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 tel 843.722.8208 www.marchantchevy.com See our ad page 40 ravenel ford
Offering the Ford Escape Hybrid, the world’s first hybrid SUV!

6340 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, 29470 tel 843.889.2241 www.ravenelford.com See our ad page 40

No more paper towels! Buy a few flour sackcloth towels and re-use them all the time. - SUSIE SHEFTEL, Susie Sheftel Designs LLC

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calendar summer 2009
For an extended calendar of events, visit EveryBusyWoman.com

July
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Circa 1886 Cookie Contest – If Charleston were a cookie, what cookie would it be? Design your own cookie that best represents the history of this fabulous city. The winning cookie will be featured on Circa 1886’s dessert menu, so get out your apron and start baking!

www.circa1886.com
Independence Day Celebrations - Visit EveryBusyWoman.com for a complete list of events in the Lowcountry to celebrate with a BANG! Singles Speed Dating - Don’t miss this chance to meet several singles that could be your Mr. (or Miss!) right. Hosted by the Charleston Jaycees. Register by July 10. 7 pm; Mad River Bar

& Grille, Downtown Charleston. $15 per person; Ages 21 - 39; www.charlestonjaycees.org

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Palette and Palate Stroll - Stroll down Charleston’s historic streets sampling some of the finest food while viewing some of the finest art offered in Charleston. Thirteen prestigious restaurants will be participating at thirteen spectacular galleries. 5:30 - 7:30 pm; Reservations are

required. $30 per person; 843.819.8006; www.cfada.com

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Fourth Annual Flip Flop Ball - Eat, drink and dance the night away with all you can eat BBQ and fixin’s from Charleston Bay Gourmet, an open bar including beer and wine, and music from Charleston favorites Two 3 Ways and Kim Lhuillier & Tom Dittrich. All proceeds benefit Wings for Kids - helping kids soar! 7 – 11 pm; Goldbug Island, Sullivans Island. Tickets are $35 in

advance, $40 at the door; 843.906.3637; http://flipflopball2009.eventsbot.com

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Reggae Nights Concert Series - Featuring Eclectic Roots Ensemble. Enjoy old school roots reggae with a new school attitude. Bring your chairs or blanket, and purchase food and drinks on site. It’s all irie! Gates open at 7:30 pm; James Island County Park. 843.795.4386; Charleston Sunset Blues and BBQ Cruise - Departing from the Charleston Maritime Center, enjoy a sunset cruise with live music from Shrimp City Slim and other greats. 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Guys and Dolls Jr. - Watch the Summerstage Musical Theatre Camp in action as 60 young actors, singers and dancers perform their rendition of this classic. 7 pm; $19 for adults;

10 Wharfside Street, Downtown Charleston; http://www.charlestonharbortours.com
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$15 for students. 843.577.5967; http://www.charlestonstage.com

August
7-9

Sunday; The Exchange Park, Summerville, SC. 843.200.7416; www.charlestonlowcountry.com (http://www.charlestonlowcountry.com/specialpages/CoinShow.html)
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Coin Show - The biggest coin show in the Lowcountry teaches the whole family about the nation’s history through coins from the past. Bring your collectable coins to share with fellow enthusiasts or start your own collection. 1 - 6 pm Friday, 9 am - 6 pm Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

com/specialpages/moonlightmixers.html
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Shaggin’ on the Pier - Dance the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. DJ Rob Duren will spin the hottest oldies & beach music around. Food and beverages available on-site for purchase. 7- 11 pm; $10 at the gate; 843.795.4386; http://www.charlestonlowcountry. Back to School - Charleston County Public Schools resume. Get yourself and your kids ready by making sure all of your back-to-school shopping has been completed and lunches are packed for the 2009 - 2010 school year! 843.937.6300; http://www.ccsdschools.com

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Reggae Nights Concert Series - Featuring Mystic Vibrations. Enjoy old school roots-reggae with a new school attitude. Bring your chairs or blanket, and purchase food and drinks on site. It’s all irie! Gates open at 7:30 pm; Music at 8:30 pm; James Island County Park. 843.795.4386; Charleston Beach Music and Shag Festival - It’s the fourth annual event organized by the Beach Music and Shag Preservation Society of South Carolina Inc. Enjoy live music and learn how to shag! J B Pivots Beach Club and the Citadel Alumni House. 843.814.0577;

http://www.pivotsbeachclub.com/charlestonbeachmusicandshagfestival

September
4; 25 6

Folly Beach Moonlight Mixers - Come out for a fun Friday night with Shaggin’ on the Pier! DJ Rob Duren will spin the hottest oldies & beach music! Food and Beverages will be served.

7 - 11 pm; Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, Folly Beach. 843.795.4386; http://www.charlestonlowcountry.com/specialpages/moonlightmixers.html
The Boone Hall BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival - Professional barbecue teams travel to Charleston to compete in a cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and the chance to win cash and prizes. Locals and amateurs are invited to show off their talents in a barbecue cook-off, as well as a tailgating competition for the best sports team support. The day will be concluded with a fabulous fireworks show. Noon - 9 pm; Boone Hall

Plantation; http://boonehallplantation.com/bbq.php
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2nd Annual Bachelor Bid Bash – Presented by the Charleston Jaycees. 7 - 11 PM;

The Music Farm, Downtown Charleston; www.bachelorbidbash.org

Scottish Games and Highland Gathering - Includes heavy athletics, border collie demonstrations, 20+ piping and mass bands, and many other activities! 9 am - 5 pm;

Boone Hall Plantation; 843.552.2563; http://boonehallplantation.com/events_scottish.php

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SC; For additional information: Mick Jewell, mjewell@ffsmortgages.com, 843.577.9959
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First Financial Services First Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Charleston Habitat for Humanity - In addition to the golf tournament, there will be several awards and prizes, a CTP and LD contest, and a silent auction featuring items donated from local businesses. Sign up prior to September 1st and receive $5 off your registration! The Links at Stono Ferry, Hollywood, Moja Festival - A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts, and one of the Southeast’s top 20 events for Autumn. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel concert, jazz concert, poetry, R&B concert, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts and ethnic food. Runs through 10/4. Downtown Charleston,

www.mojafestival.com

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Walk the Wall - Hundreds of young children and their families, locally and around the globe, don superhero costumes to have fun completing a half-mile route while raising funds for International China Concern (ICC) – a non-profit with the mission to provide love, hope and opportunity for abandoned and disabled children in China. Register today to join a local team!

10 am; Palmetto Islands County Park, Mount Pleasant; www.walkthewall.org/superheroes
27 2009 South Carolina Green Fair - Bring your family for an exciting day of eco-friendly fun! Local sustainable food, music, demonstrations of the latest “green” technologies and games for the kids and The Little Black Book will be on hand to give and get Green Tips! Noon – 6 pm;

Marion Square, Downtown Charleston; www.charlestongreenfair.com

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numbers to note
(area code 843 unless noted)

General Information

ATT Phone Service 888.757.6500 ATT Repairs 611 Berkeley County Schools 723.4627 Berkeley Co. Water & Sanitation Authority 572.4400 Charleston County Schools 937.6300 Charleston Water System 727.6800 Comcast Cable 554.4100

Dorchester County District 2 Schools 873.2901 Dorchester County District 4 Schools 873.8634 Dorchester County Water & Sewer 832.0075 Mt. Pleasant Waterworks & Sewer 884.9626 South Carolina Electric & Gas 800.251.7234 US Post Office (24 Hrs) 800.275.8777

Recycling

DHEC Charleston County Habitat ReStores

746.3800 724.6900

Recycling Center Goodwill Industries of Lower SC

720.7111 566.0072

Garbage Collection / Sanitation
Charleston Folly Beach Isle of Palms James Island

724.7364 588.2447 886.8956 795.9060

Mt. Pleasant North Charleston St. Andrews PSD

884.8518 745.1026 556.6310

Government

GOvERNMENT OFFICES Charleston City Folly Beach Isle of Palms Kiawah Island Mt. Pleasant North Charleston Sullivan’s Island Division of Motor vehicles

577.6970 588.2447 886.6428 768.9166 884.8517 554.5700 883.3198 800.442.1368

SC House SC Senate US House US Senate vOTER REGISTRATION Berkeley County Charleston County Dorchester County

803.734.2010 803.212.6700 202.225.3121 202.224.3121 723.3800 744.8683 832.0132

Police / Fire / Ambulance Police (Non-Emergency) 24-Hour Crisis, Intervention and Referral Hotline Charleston County Emergency Preparedness Department Crime Stoppers FBI Greater Charleston Emergency veterinary Clinic Poison Control Center 24-Hour Help Line SC Arson Hotline Wildlife Law Enforcement

Emergency Numbers

911 577.7434 744.HELP (4357) 202.7400 554.1111 722.0135 744.3372 800.222.1222 800.92ARSON (922.7766) 800.922.5431

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