“Flood events in Charleston, South Carolina, have been increasing, and by 2045 the city is projected to face nearly 180 tidal floods (flooding in coastal areas at high tide) per year, as compared to 11 floods per year in 2014,” according to the report.
Just last week Charleston saw one of the highest tides ever recorded, according to the Post and Courier. The tide hit 8.76 feet Saturday, flooding roads and low-lying areas around the city, the newspaper reported.”
‘One of the grandest properties in the Orient-Express Hotels collection, Charleston Place is consistently ranked among the best hotels by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure magazines.
Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence, from lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier.
The staff of Charleston Place is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.
Charleston Place is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the citys delightful shops, galleries and restaurants.’
‘For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolinas historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
Now approaching its 35th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as Americas premier performing arts festival.’
History of Spoleto Festival USA –
‘Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene and others, who sought to create an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy…(Charleston) The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the festival would captivate the entire city; yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure.”
“…Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the worlds leading festivals, presenting more than 200 world or American premieres. “
‘The Festival mission is to present programs of the highest artistic caliber while maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts, a passion for contemporary innovation, and an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities for established artists…”
“The annual BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival®, February 28 – March 3, 2013, is a celebration of excellence in food, wine and Charleston’s renowned culture for the benefit of local culinary scholarships.”
Originally opened in 1970 to commemorate Charleston, South Carolina‘s tricentennial, this 80-acre state park showcases animals indigenous to the state in 1670, with exhibits designed by naturalist Jim Fowler.
There is a 17th-century village typical of what the original settlers might have constructed.
There is also a 53-foot (16m) replica of the trading ketch Adventure, a vessel typical of what the young colony would have used for trade on the eastern coast and in the West Indies.
Charles Towne Landing has much to see and do including the Animal Forest, Living History and Archaeological sites, as well as many more attractions.’
‘Some of the country’s hottest improv, sketch, and stand-up artists will descend upon Charleston, S.C., for what has become the annual event you don’t want to miss!
Past performers include Aziz Ansari, Bobby Moynihan and the UCB Buffoons, Cook County Social Club, Elephant Larry, The Uprights Citizen Brigade Touring Company, Kenny Zimlinghaus, Myq Kaplan, The Beards of Comedy, Craig Baldo, Eliza Skinner, God’s Pottery, Hot Sauce, Harvard Sailing Team, and many many more.’
Their mission: “We are on a mission to give you a well prepared, thoughtful sandwich. One with the power to single handedly change the way you think of sandwiches. A sandwich with so much history — one bite, and you are darn near transported.”