focus group, market research, tourism, travel

Paid Travel Study Opportunity - $125

Hi there Charleston, SC community! We are market researchers seeking travelers over age 45 and who live in or around Charleston and Columbia to participate in an upcoming travel study. The study consists of a fun, casual 60-min online interview in which participants will evaluate travel materials and share their feedback. 

Technical requirements are a PC running Windows (MACs are fine as long as they run a Windows operating system), high-speed internet, web camera and computer headset. Compensation is $125 (or $100 if you don't have a web camera). 

Anyone interested can sign up online here: 
Feel free to check out our website: or "Fan" us on Facebook:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thanks!


Lowcountry Artist Market - June 5th


Saturday, June 5th
Lowcountry Artist Market

Music Farm
32 Ann St
Charleston SC 29403 inspired Event featuring anything and everything Handmade, Vintage, and Local.

On Saturday, June 5th, the bands, lights, and music generally filling the Music Farm will be replaced by handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, customized home goods, and a variety of talents from all over Charleston.

The Market will be open from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm. Featuring upwards of 40 vendors, the Market will provide a variety of local jewelry artists, vintage clothing dealers, custom children’s clothing, home and fashion accessories, as well as artwork – all from the Charleston community.

The Music Farm will have the bar open, so patrons can enjoy beverages while they shop.

Kristen, the event organizer, has also set up a Facebook event.

Condo for Rent

Hello everyone! I hope this type of post is ok here. My mother owns a beautiful condo West Ashley at The Arboretum, and has been living with my husband and I for several months. We need extra income and are trying to find renters.

More information can be found at Feel free to pass this along if you know anyone in the market. We're looking to post this at the City Paper and the Post & Courier soon, but hoped to get a little free 'word of mouth' in the mean time.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for looking.
default icon

off-the-wall question

Has anyone in this community ever heard of, or know anything about, a small restaurant on 17-A in Moncks Corner called Subhaanallah African Cuisine? I'm always interested in trying out new ethnic restaurants but don't know anything about this place other than its hours (apparently open M-Sa for lunch only, 11-3). I can't find any references to it on the internet so I'm guessing it's either really new or really under-the-radar. I know of it only by chance...saw it one day while driving through Moncks Corner.

Thanks in advance...
  • Current Mood
    curious curious
default icon

Summerville Community Orchestra New Year's Gala

The Summerville Community Orchestra is hosting a New Year's Gala this year at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Summerville. If you're looking for an evening of elegance to celebrate the new year, here's a great chance to do so--and to help the orchestra in the process. You'll also get to hear more waltzes, polkas, and tangos than you ever thought possible. Johann Strauss is the featured composer of the evening.

Tickets are $75 each and are limited. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Random Project - Any Help Would Be Appreciated. :-)

First off, thank you mod for letting me post this... :-)

I'm making this traveling notebook for my son, and one for my brother. I'm pretty much trying to find, one or a few people from each of the 50 states for this notebook (well, both notebooks). They both travel together and will be passed on to someone else in the USA so postage costs shouldn't be much when posting out again. What I'm looking at doing is having everyone put a state map postcard, or a descriptive postcard from their state - so it has the silhouette of the state with the state bird, flower, something like that... write about your state, what you like about the state, what your life is like... add photos, and just plain be creative with the books... when you've put in your entry and your happy with it - I'll give you the next address which will probably be in a neighboring state and you send it onto the next "host". You can write the same in both of the books... that's not a problem at all... :-) I've been rounding up people for the books, but they've just been sent out today to Washington (from Australia)....

So yeah, if anyone would like to help that'd be great and contact me by commenting here, email at or just message me on here and we'll go from there... if you have any questions let me know as well - it's after midnight so I'm sure I've missed out on something... thanks for helping anyone that is interested in helping me out!
  • Current Mood
    creative creative

Max, the Lost Dog

Posting for a coworker:

"REX got out of our yard on Magazine Street
Sunday, October 5.
He's very people-friendly and is wearing a brown
and blue collar.
If you see him or have seen him, please call Paula at
Thanks so much!"

Paula has contacted the pound in person, Charleston County Animal Control, the microchip company, her vet, Campus Security, Craigslist, and is papering the area with 50 of these fliers.  

If i personally receive an update, I will share it here. 

black and white


So I know I've been lurking in this community asking all sort of questions but now that I'm here in Charleston, let me introduce myself. My name is Uyen (pronounced Wen). I'm 25 and I am in the culinary arts and baking arts program at the Art Institute of Charleston. I love to cook and bake (obviously). I like trying new restaurants and since I'm new in town every restaurant is pretty much new to me. I also like exploring new places and learning new things. I've been here for about a week and haven't really done much exploring since I've been pretty much unpacking this whole time. I've made a few friends but I could always use more. Anyone want to be my Charleston tour guide and show me around? Also if anyone want to try different Charleston restaurants with me just leave me a comment. I hate to eat alone.
  • Current Mood
    curious curious