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Farm-fresh meals: Program promotes locally-grown foods in schools and beyond

By Lowcountry Parent  – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

As kids head back to the classroom this month, many will be checking the school cafeteria menu to see what’s for lunch. A statewide group is hoping many of those meals will include foods grown ...


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Mom of the Month: August 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sharon Nicoles Richardson of Charleston is known for her willingness to go the extra mile at work and in life. Her positive attitude and excellent customer service earned her Charleston ...


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Lunch packing-inspiration from local chefs

By Lauren Johnson  – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The lunch bell rings. Head to the cafeteria. Grab a seat between buds. Open the lunchbox. Inside, deliciousness or disappointment?


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Back to school: What's new in local districts for 2016-2017

By Ashley McGee   – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

As we get ready to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, it's time to shift the focus to the new school year. As stores line their shelves with supplies and parents struggle to enforce earlier ...


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Turning 10: S.C. Department of Education delves into the 10-point grading system

By Holly Fisher  – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

As high school students head back to the classroom, they will be adjusting to a new grading scale that aims to put South Carolina students on a level playing field with students around the country as ...


Flavor pork chops with a buttermilk marinade
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Flavor pork chops with a buttermilk marinade

By SARA MOLTON Associated Press  – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summertime and the living is easy. Dinners can be casual, thrown together at the last minute. But when the kids start heading back to school, it’s time to switch gears; dinner usually needs to


Pair black beans with sweet potatoes for a glorious salad
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Pair black beans with sweet potatoes for a glorious salad

By MELISSA D’ARABIAN Associated Press  – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The upcoming summer Olympics have me dreaming of a bucket-list trip to Brazil, and because my dreams usually feature food, I’m also hankering for some black beans made in my incredibly heavy ...


What teachers would like parents to know
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What teachers would like parents to know

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press  – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Keeping the lines of communication open between parents and teachers can be a challenge, especially in this era of crowded classrooms and time-crunched families. So many questions and issues go


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Creative ways to preserve school-year memories and artwork

By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press  – Wednesday, July 27, 2016

On crisp September afternoons, kids often come home from school bearing armfuls of classroom art. The evenings often bring comments about their day's events and sometimes hilarious descriptions of


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2016 Birthday Guide: Party venues, services, supplies & toy sellers

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Looking for a great spot to host your child’s next birthday party, or activities to keep your party guests entertained? Peruse our updated birthday guide for a bounty of ideas and inspiration.


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Lowcountry Parent Looks: July street style

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It all started with a compound microscope. Geologist Montgomery Taylor was struck by the ornate beauty of microscopic rock patterns while studying samples in her post-grad work, inspiring her to ...


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Mom of the Month: July 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Stephanie Julazadeh wears many hats, including the protective helmet she dons as a captain on Engine 206 with the North Charleston Fire Department. When she’s not fighting fires, she’s ...


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In case of emergency: Teaching kids to be prepared if disaster strikes

By Lowcountry Parent  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Do your kids know what to do in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency? If the answer is no, it’s time to teach them some basic preparedness skills.


Ten fresh, delicious ways to dress up your asparagus
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Ten fresh, delicious ways to dress up your asparagus

By ALISON LADMAN Associated Press  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Asparagus is wildly versatile. It’s delicious raw (and, so long as you don’t mind the cliche, wrapped in prosciutto), roasted, shaved, sliced, chopped, even pureed (think creamy soup). ...


For foolproof baked salmon, reach for foil and make packets
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For foolproof baked salmon, reach for foil and make packets

By Melissa D’Arabian Associated Press  – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We all know that eating fish several times a week is a healthy goal. But a lot of otherwise accomplished home cooks still find cooking fish a bit intimidating. The biggest worry? Drying it out.


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