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From The Bachelor Mansion to a sprawling Southern dream home!
“One of the things that I think fate played a hand in is the possibility of where we might wind up living,” Gerry says. “For the last couple of years, when my family gets together, I've talked about moving to South Carolina, and it's an idea I've toyed with. And then in conversation with Theresa, a private moment, she's saying, ‘Well, yeah, my son lives near Charleston in South Carolina.’”
Gerry currently lives in Indiana and Theresa hails from New Jersey, but that conversation made it easy for the couple to decide where they should reside.
“And all of a sudden it's like, there's a big problem that is gone,” Gerry says. “The issue of compromising on where to live and how to reconcile families and all of that is, it's no longer an issue.”
The reality stars hope their families will visit often. “We want to have a house that's so inviting that everyone would want to come,” Theresa, 70, says. “Maybe a pool so they all want to come and have fun.”
Lucky for Gerry and Theresa, their kids have already bonded.
“Our daughters, they're like sisters now,” the father of two says.
Theresa agrees. “My daughter says, ‘Thank you for giving me two more sisters,’” the financial services professional says. “She has a sister-in-law already but now, two more sisters.”
After his hometown date with Theresa’s family, Gerry saw her family as his own.
“I looked at Jen and it was like, ‘This could be my own daughter,’” Gerry says of his fiancée’s daughter. “ I literally was having those thoughts because she was so kind and she was so sensitive to the situation, to her mom and to me. The whole dynamic just worked.”
Theresa and Gerry plan to bring their families together to celebrate Hanukkah this month. “We'll have a holiday dinner together with everyone,” Gerry says.
As they’ve continued getting to know each other over phone calls and text messages these last few months, Gerry and Theresa learned they share similar views on one very important — albeit unromantic — facet of combining their lives.
“Financially, we're the same,” Gerry says. “The way we handle money is the same.”
Theresa clarifies that that means the pair consider themselves “somewhat frugal.”
While Gerry and Theresa look forward to moving in together, they don’t have an exact plan for when that will happen.
“We've had conversations and we've narrowed it down to a time window, but that's always in flux,” the retired restaurateur says. “We have two homes to sell. We have other events that we're going to have to deal with and so forth.”
One major event: their live, televised wedding that will air on ABC in January.
“When you're in your 20s and you put something off for a year, it's a very small percentage of your life,” Gerry says. “In your 70s, the clock ticks faster. And I'm 100% certain I found the right girl for me. So it's like, why not?”
Gerry can’t wait for his future to unfold, but Theresa keeps him grounded.
“Fortunately, Theresa is the more patient, I think, of the two of us,” he says. “Me, I'm like, ‘Come on, let's go, it's time to go have fun. Life's a wasting. Let's go.’”
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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — An intense late-year storm barreled up the East Coast on Sunday with heavy rains and strong winds that shattered rainfall records, forced water rescues from flooded streets and washed out holiday celebrations.Authorities rescued dozens of motorists stranded by floodwaters in South Carolina’s waterfront community of Georgetown, Georgetown County spokesperson Jackie Broach said. Mo...
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — An intense late-year storm barreled up the East Coast on Sunday with heavy rains and strong winds that shattered rainfall records, forced water rescues from flooded streets and washed out holiday celebrations.
Authorities rescued dozens of motorists stranded by floodwaters in South Carolina’s waterfront community of Georgetown, Georgetown County spokesperson Jackie Broach said. More than 9 inches (22.9 centimeters) of rain fell in the area situated between Charleston and Myrtle Beach since late Saturday.
“It’s not just the areas that we normally see flooding, that are flood-prone,” Broach said. “It’s areas that we’re not really expecting to have flooding issues...It’s like a tropical storm, it just happens to be in December.”
The tide in Charleston Harbor hit its fourth highest level on record and was “well above the highest tide for a non-tropical system,” according to the National Weather Service.
Rising sea levels driven by human-caused climate change mean even relatively weak weather systems can now produce storm surges previously associated with hurricanes, said Meteorologist Jeff Masters, co-founder of the Weather Underground. In South Carolina that’s worsened by natural subsidence along the coast.
By 2050, Charleston is expected to see another 14 inches (35.6 centimeters) of sea level rise, Masters said.
“In Charleston, this is the sixth time this year already that they’ve had a major coastal flood. Most of those would not have been major flooding 100 years ago, because the sea level has risen that much,” he said.
The storm was forecast to gain strength as it tracked along the Georgia and Carolina coasts, producing heavy rain and gusty winds before sweeping into New England by Monday morning, the weather service said. Wind gusts of 35 mph to 45 mph (56 kph to 72 kph) could bring down trees, especially on saturated ground.
There were numerous road closures in Charleston and across South Carolina’s Lowcountry, while stranded cars littered streets.
There were no reports of injuries or deaths in Georgetown County, Broach said. Gusty winds were strong enough to topple some signs and trees. Outdoor holiday decorations were tossed about, she said.
Water rescues also took place on Kiawah and Seabrook islands, according to media outlets.
Charleston International Airport had more than 3 inches (8 centimeters) of rain in 24 hours — almost five times the prior record set in 1975, according to the National Weather Service.
Farther up the coast, minor to moderate coastal flooding was expected Sunday, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, North Carolina.
There were more than 31,000 power outages in South Carolina, according to PowerOutage.us, along with over 14,000 in North Carolina and more than 11,000 in Florida.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul warned of a possible 2 to 4 inches (5.1 to 10.2 centimeters) of rain, powerful winds and potential flooding in parts of the state. Flood watches were in effect in many locations in New York City, and high wind warnings were activated around the city and Long Island.
“We will get through this storm, but preparation is the key,” New York Mayor Eric Adams said. City officials told residents to expect several hours of rain and possible delays during Monday morning’s commute.
Colder air behind the storm will trigger lake-effect snow across the Great Lakes toward the Appalachians and upstate New York into Tuesday, the weather service said.
The storm dumped up to 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of rain across Florida, inundating streets and forcing the cancellation of boat parades and other holiday celebrations.
The National Weather Service issued flood warnings and minor flooding advisories for a wide swath of the state, from the southwest Gulf Coast to Jacksonville. Major airports remained open, however, at the start of the busy holiday travel season.
“Today is not the day to go swimming or boating!” Sheriff Carmine Marceno of Lee County, on Florida’s southwestern coast, said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Coastal advisories were issued for much of Florida as strong winds churned waters in the Gulf and along the north Atlantic coast.
The storm could be good news for residents in southwest Florida who have been facing water restrictions and drought conditions heading into what normally is the region’s dry season.
The weather service also warned of 2 to 4 inches (5.1 to 10.2 centimeters) of rain in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, with the heaviest expected late Sunday night, and possible urban and small stream flooding and at least minor flooding to some rivers through Monday.
Forecasters also warned of strong winds in coastal areas, gale-force winds offshore, and moderate coastal flooding along Delaware Bay and widespread minor coastal flooding elsewhere.
The weather service said there is a slight risk of excessive rainfall over parts of New England through Monday morning, with the potential for flash flooding. Northern New England is expected to get the heaviest rain Monday through Tuesday morning.
Holy City Brewing’s impressive food program dates back to its days on Dorchester Road when the brewery kitchen started churning out house-smoked chicken wings, burgers, soft pretzels and more in a small warehouse location.When ...
Holy City Brewing’s impressive food program dates back to its days on Dorchester Road when the brewery kitchen started churning out house-smoked chicken wings, burgers, soft pretzels and more in a small warehouse location.
When Holy City Brewing moved in 2019 into its new taproom along Noisette Creek, at 1021 Aragon Ave., its capacity grew to more than 300. The number of dishes leaving the kitchen expanded with it.
Holy City’s waterfront location and ownership’s desire to meet the heightened demand for food among brewerygoers is creating more options at the North Charleston brewery.
To start, Holy City is installing a new smoker that will help the kitchen develop new dishes. An updated menu with more snacks and handhelds will drop in late January, co-owner Chris Brown said.
“We came from a small kitchen off of Dorchester,” Brown said. “We want to have good food and a good experience, but we also have a lot of people on the property.”
More seafood is coming to Holy City, too. The Crafty Crab, an on-site food truck, is already serving crab wonton nachos and lobster rolls behind the brewery near the creek, where a dock will soon be constructed. Inside the brewery, a quartz raw bar has been constructed near the main bar that anchors the brewery.
A collaboration with Kevin Joseph of downtown Charleston restaurant Raw Lab, the 16-seat raw bar opened in November with a small menu of oysters, smoked fish dip and peel-and-eat shrimp. The menu will grow in the first few weeks of 2024, with seafood towers, crudos and ceviches coming to the raw bar ahead of a late-January grand opening.
“We’re working on growing that little by little as we get more comfortable,” Brown said.
The list of raw bars in Charleston continues to expand with Raw Lab, The Harlow and The Quinte opening since the pandemic. A newer extension of this trend is the addition of raw bars to existing establishments.
In February, a U-shaped, 16-seat seafood counter will be added to Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar, the nearly 20-year-old restaurant housed in a 1940s-era naval debarkation building along Charleston Harbor.
The restaurant will temporarily close for renovations in January as contractors work to remove 32 seats, making way for the raw bar. Once open in mid-February, it will serve a range of raw oysters, along with crudos, seafood towers and more, said Weesie Newton, who owns Fleet Landing with her husband Tradd.
In 2021, the couple signed an extension that will keep the casual dining spot and watering hole at 186 Concord St. — next to the forthcoming Cooper hotel — in place through 2049.
“With the hotel next door, we were looking for a way to elevate what we offer,” said Newton, who has been thinking about adding a raw bar for years but was wary of closing the restaurant. “We’re going to make good use of the time.”
Andy McLeod, just the third executive chef in Fleet Landing’s 19-year history, will lead menu development for the raw bar, which will offer waterfront views. Additional renovations, including upgrades to the restrooms, will also take place during the temporary closure.
Vinson Petrillo has fond memories of cooking on the weekends with his father, Gary.
Before he became a successful Charleston chef, Petrillo joined his dad in the kitchen, helping prepare food for the 30 people who would come over to their New Jersey home for Sunday supper. Most of the time, they served eggplant parmigiana.
The dish is believed to have originated in southern Italy, said Petrillo, whose family hails from that part of the country. Named after Gary, the chef’s rendition of his dad’s eggplant parmigiana is joined by other Italian-leaning appetizers and entrées at Costa, Easton Porter Group’s new downtown restaurant at 320 Broad St. that takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean.
That regional focus means that alongside the cheese-draped casserole, presented with gusto like the main course on Christmas night, diners at The Restaurant at Zero George chef’s second Charleston dining venue can pair traditional bites with enterprising escapes up and down the Italian coast.
Located inside The Jasper, a 12-story luxury residence near Colonial Lake, Costa was built to be a neighborhood restaurant, Petrillo said. Locals who live nearby or inside the building can pop in for entrees like pecorino ravioli and pork Milanese, sliced to order with scissors so steam pours out across the table. Patrons can also sample some of the more inventive Costa plates like beef cheek tortelli and mortadella, set next to mozzarella DOP atop rosemary-charged focaccia bread.
I’m not typically one to opt for caviar from the menu, notably because of the price tag. But Frannie & The Fox’s new smaller and more intimate back bar, The Den, has an affordable option for those looking to taste a portion of caviar service.
While you can indeed order the full caviar service for $90 or $140, depending on your choice of roe, there’s a much more wallet-friendly option for $15. It’s a caviar bump, and you can get one to go with a number of martinis on the menu.
First, settle into the space, which is hidden away at Hotel Emeline. The low lighting and elevated but snug ambiance will tuck you in for a cozy nightcap.
Masked from the hubbub of the main restaurant, you can lounge on the cushion-adorned bench seating along the wall or opt for a stool at the bar. A larger table in the middle is apt for bigger groups, and the 40-or-so-capacity space can be rented out for private parties, as well.
Once you’ve cozied up, it’s time to decide on your martini. You can go for a classic service, with your choice of gin or vodka, and dry, Bianco or rosé vermouth and full accoutrements that you can add in yourself. And don’t forget that caviar bump.
A favorite martini of mine, however, was the Tomato, made with gin, pepperoncini shrub, tomato, lemon and cracked pepper. Or there’s the Passport Stamp, with lemongrass-infused gin, Bianco vermouth, Italicus, saline and lemon oil.
Get your caviar in new formats with the Gibson, which comes with onion caviar, or as a sweet treat with the Only Frans Martini, where it arrives as tiny champagne Jell-O spheres to go with your vanilla vodka, guava and lime drink.
Christine Crawford and Allison Dunavant, known by their business name “Girls Who Paint Murals,” blend their unique artistic styles together to paint murals in Charleston and across the state. Dunavant brings expert skills in painting portraits and figures, while Crawford has a knack for lettering and graphic design.Dunavant and Crawford are both artists and South Carolina natives. They were painting murals independently and following each other on Instagram when Dunavant first reached out to Crawford for mural painting hel...
Christine Crawford and Allison Dunavant, known by their business name “Girls Who Paint Murals,” blend their unique artistic styles together to paint murals in Charleston and across the state. Dunavant brings expert skills in painting portraits and figures, while Crawford has a knack for lettering and graphic design.
Dunavant and Crawford are both artists and South Carolina natives. They were painting murals independently and following each other on Instagram when Dunavant first reached out to Crawford for mural painting help at the end of 2021.
“Basically, Allison [Dunavant] had a mural and needed some help with it,” Crawford said. “She was like, ‘They need it done in three days. It’s the biggest wall I’ve ever done, and it’s really not my style at all.’ So I went to Hilton Head, and we just worked really well together. We had both been getting more murals on our own and started asking each other to help constantly. So eventually we were like, ‘Let’s work together. Let’s make this a business.’”
Since officially launching Girls Who Paint Murals at the start of 2022, Crawford and Dunavant have created masterpieces on parking garages, supermarkets, taco restaurants, school hallways, hospital waiting rooms — and the list goes on.
Most of their mural commissions happen in Charleston, where Dunavant is based. Crawford, who is based in Columbia, said they travel all over the state to complete their projects.
“This year has been extremely busy. We did a mural for the city of Conway at a pool that they were revitalizing. Another one this year was at Clemson, which was really awesome because they gave us some creative freedom.”
More favorite murals of the year, Crawford said, included a huge four-panel project at the Columbia Main Street city parking garage. In North Charleston, the girls collaborated with local street artist Riivo Kruuk to create a portrait with a charcoal drawing effect on the wall at Park Circle’s new eatery Odd Duck.
Most recently, they made a massive Richard Pryor portrait for comic Josh Bate’s soon-to-open comedy club Wit’s End on Rivers Avenue, also a collaboration with Kruuk.
“That one was really challenging. We usually use a projector to trace out our designs and get all the proportions right. But there was a streetlight that prevented us from doing that, so we totally free-handed that one,” Crawford said.
The recent collaborations with Kruuk point to a potential for expansion in their business, Crawford said.
“We want to eventually expand and have more people work with us and for us. For large projects, we would love to find some artists we can really trust and that can help to alleviate some of the physical labor.”
Another idea Crawford said she hopes to explore in the new year: a Charleston-based mural festival.
“We are trying to plan a mural festival in Charleston right now,” Crawford said. “It’s in the works. We’re talking to some people and looking for nonprofits to sponsor us. We want to bring more creative murals to the city. That’s really what it’s about. It’s in the very beginning stages right now; hopefully we can do it in 2024.”
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Sometimes, people write emails to colleagues thanking them for a favor or their hard work on a project or congratulating them on an event such as a birthday or the adoption of a pet. But unless they tell others about that email, nobody else knows they wrote it.At the Medical University of South Carolina, a new rewards and recognition program called Celebrate! gives employees a fresh way to spread positive comments and g...
Sometimes, people write emails to colleagues thanking them for a favor or their hard work on a project or congratulating them on an event such as a birthday or the adoption of a pet. But unless they tell others about that email, nobody else knows they wrote it.
At the Medical University of South Carolina, a new rewards and recognition program called Celebrate! gives employees a fresh way to spread positive comments and good news. MUSC President David Cole, M.D., announced its arrival in a video message to employees. “It's going to transform how we elevate each other and provide an opportunity to shine a spotlight on our greatest asset at MUSC: you,” he said.
Celebrate! offers a feed of comments from employees about other employees, with options for readers to comment and like the posts. It will soon also include ways for employees to earn points that go toward certificates, gift cards and merchandise. All recognition in Celebrate! is linked to one of MUSC’s core values: compassion, collaboration, respect, innovation or integrity. Celebrate! also showcases service milestones, life events and community celebrations.
Cole’s chief of staff, Dawn Hartsell, took on the task of organizing the employee recognition effort as a personal goal to ensure that an appropriate team was established to get the site up and running. “It's easy to use and a powerful tool to recognize people. I am proud of the team’s hard work and dedication to make this a reality. It was a necessary element to help our MUSC family members feel connected to the organization again,” she said.
“And that was one thing that we really felt was lacking after COVID. A lot of employees felt disconnected, especially considering the hybrid and remote work that was taking place. This was a top priority for leadership at MUSC, and I wanted to make sure that I got behind it and ensured that the team had the support they needed to make it happen.”
She and the team have been working with Paula Sutton, program manager for Celebrate!, on the launch. Sutton called Celebrate! a wonderful addition to MUSC’s options for honoring employees, which also include Service Awards and Values in Action.
“One of the great benefits of Celebrate! is the ability to easily recognize or acknowledge someone from your desktop or from the mobile app. A simple thank you or congratulations means so much coming from a peer and/or leader,’” Sutton said.
The site soft-launched in early December, with some employees already finding their way to it. Others who see their posts have been liking and commenting on them. But posts don’t have to be visible to everyone. Sutton said users can choose their privacy settings and opt to keep any recognition private.
Cole encouraged everyone to embrace Celebrate!, whether they prefer to use it in a low-key way or they want to ensure their posts get widespread recognition. “Get ready because we're going to celebrate each other like never before. Thank you for all you do every day. And here's to continuing to build one MUSC together,” the MUSC president said.