Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fashion Week Provides Catwalk Entertainment

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:08 AM

The other day, someone walked in while I was chatting with my boss and asked us about high-end male fashion designers. I drew a blank. I think I tossed out Hugo Boss, but that was it. It's not that I'm not fashion conscious, it's just that I'm not fashion minded (thus, I'm aware of it, but I don't wear it).

We headed down for night two of the fashion show last night and saw a hearty bunch of sisters at the show. The champagne was flowing heavy at the VIP bar and the shows provided tons of hot ladies fashions and a few nice outfits for us guys, too.

We've got recaps running on our Calendar Girl blog and Charleston Fashion Week has its own blog with daily wrap up that makes us a little disappointed we missed the StyleXchange show on Tuesday. See why after the jump.

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Stonewall Dems Next Meeting Upper-Date

Posted by D. A. Smith on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:21 AM

SC Democratic Party Chairperson Carol Fowler will be the guest speaker at the April 9th meeting. The show starts at 6:30 at the Sunfire Grill West o' the Ashley River.

Update from Stonewall Dems

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Certainly a busy time for these folks with Linda Ketner challenging Henry Brown.

From the Stonewall Democrats:

What an exciting month of political activities across our great State! Precinct Meetings, County Conventions and Elections, several Campaign Kickoffs . . . and it's only going to get more exciting from here!

SC Stonewall Meetings:

The next SC Stonewall Democrats Meeting will take place on April 9th at 6:30pm at Sunfire Grill in Charleston. More information, including announcements regarding our guest speakers, will be sent out in the coming days. Please make every effort to attend.

The June meeting of the SC Stonewall Democrats will be held in Columbia on Wednesday, June11th. Our guest speaker at the meeting will be Carol Fowler, Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party. This will be an exciting meeting and one not to miss!

County Conventions:

Congratulations to fellow Stonewall Democrat, Susie Prueter, on her election as the 2nd Vice-Chair of the Charleston County Democratic Party! Way to go Susie!

If you are aware of other fellow Stonewall Democrats (or Stonewall Friends) that were elected to County positions, please contact Susie with that information (prueter@bellsouth.net).

Democracy for America Training:

Want to know the "ends and outs" of creating a winning campaign? Want to know how to better serve our local friends who are running for office? Then please consider attending the Democracy for America Training Academy being offered at The College of Charleston on April 12th and 13th. The cost of the training has been reduced to only $30 due to sponsorships by several local organizations, including the SC Stonewall Democrats! Additional scholarships are available if needed - contact Mike Schwarzott (mikeschwarzott@comcast.net) for information.

Visit http://www.dfalink.com/event.php?id=26532 to register online. Response has been overwhelming and seats are filling up fast!

State Convention:

The State Democratic Party Convention will be held in Columbia on May 3rd. Several Counties still have available Delegate and Alternate Delegate openings. We need as many Stonewall and Stonewall Friends in attendance at the Convention to ensure openly GLBT people are elected as Delegates to the National Convention. Several Stonewall members are running for these hotly contested delegates positions. So, let's get out and support them!

If you'd like to attend the State Convention, contact your local County Democrattic Party and sign up as a Delegate. Also, please let us know that you will be there by contacting Keith Riddle (KRiddle595@aol.com).

Be on the lookout for the unveiling of the new South Carolina Stonewall Democrat website - Coming Soon!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Chart hosts Jen Foster for AFFA event

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Join AFFA and The Chart for an evening of music with Jen Foster. This Texas-native, award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist writes from the heart and performs from the soul.

When: Friday, March 28, 2008

8 pm

$10 at the door supports AFFA.

Where:

www.myspace.com/charlestonchart

1078 E. Montague Ave. Unit D ~ N. Charleston SC 29405

"located behind Park Circle Coffee & across the street from Wachovia"

Phone:  843.225.9989

www.jenfoster.com

Friday, March 21, 2008

She's Out There!

Posted by D. A. Smith on Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 9:02 AM

It's Official!

A letter arrives from Ketner For Congress HQ:

Dear Friends,

Yesterday afternoon, I filed to run for Congress in South Carolina's 1st District!

Many of you know that I grew up in a little town called Faith, and that I adored my grandmother. Ma told me when I was a small child that if I saw something wrong, God counted on me to fix it. I took that lesson to heart and have spent my life working to solve problems and make a difference.

Some of you have actually worked beside me with Katrina families in Mississippi, or on homelessness and affordable housing, on civil rights and social justice, or on children's issues, sustainability and more. Others of you have done important work in other areas. And here we are now, working together to make a difference in South Carolina!

Having you beside me convinces me that we will forge that new path forward. A path that leads to a 1st District known for its opportunities, exceptional education system, job growth in new technologies, commuter rails, clean air and water, support for veterans, and quality healthcare.

And, we'll forge a path that leads to an America which is again respected around the world - not because we have bigger guns and more money, but because we live our values of a level playing field, opportunity for all, fairness and compassion.

As your Congresswoman, I'll continue to take my grandmother's lesson to heart, and together we can take that new path forward to a thriving future.

I can't tell you how glad I am to be walking that path with you!

Linda

Campaign Kick-Off!

Thursday, April 3d

Join Linda and Mayor Riley to celebrate the beginning of an exciting campaign. The fun begins at 10am in Charleston's Cannon Park.

10am Cannon Park with Mayor Joe Riley

1pm Fish Camp on Pawley's Island

4pm Walking tour of downtown Conway

6pm Market Common in Myrtle Beach

To RSVP and for more information, call the campaign

at 843-937-4901 or email info@lindaketner.com.

And so it continues...

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