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Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Great job on the article. It's been a couple years since I went to cedar creek. It really is a nice place.

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Posted by rfoshields on July 13, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

This is great for patrons, but idk what the incentive is for bar owners to use this. They get like $3 on every $5 pass which is limited to say 50? So an extra $150 a night? Maybe if passes were $10 or $15 and the bar got something $8 or $13. Also chances are if a bar has a line that people would pay money to skip, you probably aren't interested in paying for access to analytics.

It's a volume business model for the company that makes this but not for bar owners whose profit is essentially capped by how many passes are allowed.

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Posted by chs9000 on July 13, 2016 at 7:52 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

Bar scene analytics,..can't believe no one focused on this before now,...how RAAD!

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Posted by Dylan Schaefenbaur on July 13, 2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

This contrasts nicely with your been-wronged-by-the-courtship-routine column.

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 13, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

Love the idea! Cofc representing!

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Posted by cougartown on July 13, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

You & your Sissy need to make Cedar Creek an annual event !

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Posted by Tracy Reger on July 13, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

Cedar Creek is a wonderful place with wonderful management. Members and guests are what nudism is about: de-stressing, relaxing, and returning to innocence. Travelites nudist club in Columbia, now in its 29th year, will often go en massed to the Creek to enjoy their hospitality. For those of you with a reluctant partner, email travelites@prodigy.net and request a copy a copy of "So, your partner is interested in nudism..." (below)

Cedar Creek is affiliated with the American Association for Recreation (http://www.aanr.com)


We have never met, but I am taking the liberty to write you because I understand that your significant other has become interested in nudism or clothes-free recreation. You are wondering whether or not to share in this. My husband and I are nudists, and like you, we both experienced all the concerns and uncertainties the first time we tried it. All the vague fears and worries I fretted about proved groundless. I would like to help you experience and become comfortable with this lifestyle. I hope you will let me try.

Perhaps telling about my first experience with nude recreation will lead you to that end. I was vacationing at a resort in the Caribbean. The first two days were spent on the beach sitting in a soggy swimsuit and being chafed by sand. I signed up for a day boat trip and picnic at a beach on an island away from the resort. As we were leaving, I discovered that the excursion was to an island with a nude beach! I decided to go anyway, thinking no way was anybody getting me out of my suit. I stood firm, and in fact, was the last person to give in and shed my swimsuit - I was the last one to get dressed to return to the resort. Why hadn't someone told me about this sooner? I was hooked, and that was over 30 years ago. The phrase, "nude when possible, clothed when practical," definitely describes me. I do wear at least shoes when vacuuming the house though as I have a habit of running over my toes with the vacuum cleaner.

I admit that my first reaction was that this is something that was not an acceptable practice. I was unaware that there are national organizations and did not know anyone who could shed light on this relaxing way of life. The literature available today, some of which your significant other might have asked you to look over, tells it like it is. Everyone will tell you that once you have made your first visit, the feeling of apprehension will vanish. Until you experience a thing for yourself, words cannot tell you how you should feel or how you should act or react.

Believe in your mate. You have a good relationship, and I'm sure your significant other has never asked you to do anything that was wrong or really unpleasant. Occasionally, we don't want to do some things at first, but since it means a great deal to him, it usually turns out fine. This too, means a great deal to him. When you decide to visit a club, give them a call and inform them that this will be your first visit. Contrary to what most people believe, you generally will not be asked to leave your clothes at the gate. You will be given a tour of the premises, where the pool or hot tub, or other facilities are located. If you are visiting a non-landed club, you will most likely visit with some of the members at a neutral location, i.e., coffee shop, after which you will be invited to an event.

Some common fears of women with whom I have been in contact include being secretly worried that she wouldn't be as attractive to her spouse as she had been, compared with all the beautiful figures she was sure must be there.

For the most part, there is a normal cross-section of the population. The solution for this particular lady was the security she felt in her relationship and that the relationship was based on more than just physical attractiveness. Another fear is what sort of people will I meet. You will meet doctors, lawyers, clergymen and women, taxi drivers, accountants, secretaries, warehouse- men, waiters, school teachers, moms, dads, grandparents, teenagers, infants. We are your neighbors, your friends.

It's a wonderful feeling to meet entirely new people and enjoy new interests and activities. There is a peculiar thing you have to experience to believe, but there is a friendliness about nudists that you will generally not find in any other group. I have come to count our nudist friends among my closest. They seem to always be there for me, for us.

Why don't you try your hand at being a nudist in your own home. Try sleeping nude, if you don't already--once you get used to it, you won't want to sleep any other way.

That's the first easy step. Then, when you take your shower or bath, don't grab for a robe except for comfort. Do your nails or set your hair or just read the newspaper. I think you will enjoy it. If you exercise, try it without clothes, it feels wonderful. Wear whatever you need to feel comfortable. Since it's convenient and healthful at times to dispense with clothes, nudists do. We're not different from other people, just more comfortable.

I hope I've been able to help just a little. Offer a compromise to your mate. Give him an hour of your time, you will wish you had sooner.

Sincerely,
Cheri Donna

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PO Box 90836, Columbia, SC 29290
All Rights Reserved
Sincerely,

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Posted by CheriDonna on July 13, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “New app offers fast-pass perks at downtown Charleston bars

I just met these two guys last night and talked to them for awhile and they really are down to earth chill people.

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Posted by CitySlicker on July 13, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Naked and Unafraid

love the pictures! enjoy nudism!

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Posted by NudistSingle.net on July 13, 2016 at 4:39 AM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

why not just stop granting variances? follow the rules that are on the books. are all these air b&b's in Cannonborough-Elliotborough? Greed has killed Charleston's charm.

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Posted by bostonmadman on July 11, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

I went round my whole house with a steamer 3 days in a row and they are gone, what a relief! Good luck everyone.

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Posted by Steve English on July 11, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

We passed the tipping point. We're eating our own young.
"No hotel vacancy? No problem! Get an airbnb. The gal who used to live in that apt will be cleaning your hotel room. She stays in Moncks Corner now and pays more for a parking spot downtown than her apartment used to cost. Back when she rode her bike to work."

975 A Ashley Avenue
Cozy townhouse near Hampton Park, $130
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8458739

1012 Ashley Avenue
Sunny Apartment on the Peninsula, $188/ 140
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12903717

49 Darlington Avenue
Breezy bungalow, $129.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2771245

54 Darlington Avenue
Cozy 3-bed bungalow $450
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5158472

66 Darlington Avenue
Nice 2 bedroom 2 bath Bungalow in Wagener Terrace, $175/$190
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13523628

67 Darlington Avenue
Historic Wagener Terrace, $125
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7732229

130 Darlington Avenue, Michael Elder
2-bedroom walk to Citadel $300
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/629482

17 Eighth Avenue Unit A (?) – it’s at the end nearest St. Margaret Street
DT apartment just blocks from marsh, $200
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6587801

189 Grove Street, Natalie Taylor
Pied-a-Terre in Downtown Charleston
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11442224
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13667895

229 Grove Street, Anne Marie Bowdoin
Cozy & private 1BD downtown Chs, $127
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4223886

9 Magnolia Avenue
Hip downtown bungalow, $169.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2611378

110 Peachtree Street, Matthew & Julie Asher
Lrg 3bed/2ba on Peninsula Downtown, $179
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/993753

842 Rutledge Avenue
Large Room Downtown, Parking & Bikes, $120
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2586576

120 San Souci Street
Downtown private guest house + yard
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5546608

158 San Souci Street
Spacious 3 bedroom 2 story home, $178
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3116132

52 Simons Street
Downtown 3-story new Modern Home off King Street, $250
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13576011

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Posted by ImFromHere on July 10, 2016 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Charleston fights an uphill battle against short-term rental listings

Can't find a rental on the upper peninsula? Look no further than airbnb.
975 A Ashley Avenue
Cozy townhouse near Hampton Park, $130
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8458739

1012 Ashley Avenue
Sunny Apartment on the Peninsula, $188/ 140
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12903717

49 Darlington Avenue
Breezy bungalow, $129.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2771245

54 Darlington Avenue
Cozy 3-bed bungalow $450
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5158472

66 Darlington Avenue
Nice 2 bedroom 2 bath Bungalow in Wagener Terrace, $175/$190
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13523628

67 Darlington Avenue
Historic Wagener Terrace, $125
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7732229

130 Darlington Avenue, Michael Elder
2-bedroom walk to Citadel $300
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/629482

17 Eighth Avenue Unit A (?) – it’s at the end nearest St. Margaret Street
DT apartment just blocks from marsh, $200
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6587801

189 Grove Street, Natalie Taylor
Pied-a-Terre in Downtown Charleston
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11442224
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13667895

229 Grove Street, Anne Marie Bowdoin
Cozy & private 1BD downtown Chs, $127
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4223886

9 Magnolia Avenue
Hip downtown bungalow, $169.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2611378

110 Peachtree Street, Matthew & Julie Asher
Lrg 3bed/2ba on Peninsula Downtown, $179
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/993753

842 Rutledge Avenue
Large Room Downtown, Parking & Bikes, $120
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2586576

120 San Souci Street
Downtown private guest house + yard
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5546608

158 San Souci Street
Spacious 3 bedroom 2 story home, $178
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3116132

52 Simons Street
Downtown 3-story new Modern Home off King Street, $250
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13576011

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Posted by ImFromHere on July 10, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

"Pump the brakes"? Are you freakin kidding? Stand on the brakes, slam it in park jump out and run. If we got or can expect 7000 (approx.) rooms for accommodating tourists that is enough. That doesn't even count internet sites for rentals. Just cause the world wants to come see us does not mean we need a room for them all.

We are at the tipping point don't let greed ruin it completely.

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Posted by bigideal0904 on July 7, 2016 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

"the added strain of congestion and limited parking that would be created by the projects" . What? What? What? This is smack dab in the middle of tourist mecca. Its ground zero for visiting Buckeyes. There is never any parking now, so who cares. It can not possibly be any more congested than it is now. The 1/2 floor, is it for shorter guests? Lets pack a few more of them in there because ...... #1!!!!

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 7, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

GOOD POINT! Public Corruption Vowed Perjury or Patriotic Professionalism?
I vote NO MASONS IN GOVERNMENT. The vows they've sworn to subvert our civil institutions for personal financial gain swells our landfills, and chokes their chickens. Don't even get me started on the shrine club stench....

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Posted by William Morgan on July 7, 2016 at 12:54 AM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

"unlawful, arbitrary, and capricious, contrary to the applicable city ordinances, and beyond the powers of the BZA,"...So the Board of Zoning Appeals went beyond their powers to grant a zoning variance? Give me a break, a real estate broker and developer like Tyrone Hanlan (with Hanlan Consulting a Development; aka 241-243 East Bay Holdings LLC) should know that is exactly the purpose of the BZA. First, please do a better job at reporting, Charleston City Paper. Second, this "not in my backyard)ism needs to stop.

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Posted by Luke Morris on July 6, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

Good article! A couple of points here. Novolex has a whole line of products, not just plastic bags. For all we know, if plastic bags were to be eliminated it may only cost them one job if it is all automated. We need to tour the plant to get the facts on this. I just don't buy the fact that elimination of plastic bags will shut down the company. They have many product lines.
Also, when the cashier uses a plastic bag they only put 2 or 3 items at most in the plastic bags. With canvas or reusable bags or paper, it seems they can pack in 10 to 12 items. So if the plastic cost 3 cents and the paper cost 10 cents, the cost works out the same.
And yes, there are many, many issues we need to solve on the planet, but let's start somewhere. Plastic bags are not necessary and we did fine without them before they were introduced in the late 70's.
Remember, McDonalds and Burger King and all used to use Styrofoam and plastic? They switched about 20 years ago. Did it put them out of business.
No one likes change but we need to change. We are doing way too much harm to our sea creatures and humans and our planet. Let's clean up our act.

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Posted by James Anthony 1 on July 4, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

"let's ban the plastic 6 pack rings!"

http://www.tshirthell.com/shirts/products/…

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

lets ban the plastic 6 pack rings!

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Posted by LA 1 on July 1, 2016 at 11:47 PM
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