FDRA Meeting Notice


Meeting Notice


To:         All members and friends of the Fort Dorchester Residential Association.

Date:     January 21, 2013

Place:    The Wescott Club House on Wescott Blvd.  (Please notice that the venue has changed for this meeting)

On February 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM there will be a meeting of the Fort Dorchester Residential Association.  The North Charleston Mayor, Keith Summey, has agreed to attend and talk and answer questions addressed to him within the limits of time constraints.  It is anticipated the meeting will go from 7:00 PM and end promptly at 8:30 PM.


Those who receive this notice are asked to send questions and issues to the following website prior to the meeting so that they can be considered in terms of a final agenda.



The responses will be summarized and inserted into the final agenda which will be circulated prior to the meeting.  If time permits and agenda items are covered additional questions may be put forward but only in so far as the time constraints (8:30 PM) permit.


The FDRA Board strongly encourages everyone to attend this meeting and to email questions, in advance, to the indicated website.


Provisional Agenda


1.   The mayor’s talk and subsequent related discussion.


Additional questions and issues of interest that were submitted and may not have been covered previously


2.  The mayor’s view regarding the predominant use of jurisdictional boundaries as opposed to subdividing the North Charleston zones according to risk probabilities in terms of evacuation zone (i.e.  Lumping North Charleston’s Upper Dorchester Corridor with Daniel Island instead of with Dorchester County’s Summerville evacuation zone when our area would be impacted by Ashley River effects vs. the Charleston Harbor effects).


2.  A question has been raised about the street sign at Dorchester Road and Wescott Blvd.


3.  Additional questions submitted to the email site as time permits.



Warren (for the executive committee of the FDRA)


G. Warren McCarl MD



Dateline NBC: Project STAND

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to let you all know that the DATELINE NBC documentary on
Project Stand in the Charleston Farms Community is set to air on Friday,
February 1st at 10 p.m. on NBC News 2.

In January 2011, the police department implemented Project S.T.A.N.D
(Stop and Take A New Direction) aimed at not just arresting low level
narcotics dealers with little or no prior criminal history but to go a
step further and help those involved in the activity change their lives
for the better.  During the operation, Investigators arrested 31
suspects for the sale of narcotics in the Charleston Farms community.
Several suspects were significant drug dealers and have been sentenced
to Federal Prison. Many of the others were sent to State Prison. Working
with the US Attorney, Solicitor, Churches and the Charleston Farms
community eight (8) of the suspects were not arrested and were offered
another chance. They were required to get a job; get their GED; attend
Father to Father classes; and most of all stop breaking the law.

The Dateline piece follows the participants from beginning to end and
will provide and update on the success of the program.  I can tell you
it will be a GREAT piece that the City, Police Department, Charleston
Farms community and residents will be proud of.

Spencer Pryor
Office of Chief of Police| Public Relations
City of North Charleston
843-740-2548 | www.northcharleston.org
a great place to live, work, and play

PR – Applications Sought for Wearable Art Exhibit and Pop Up Shop


23 January 2013

Applications Sought for Wearable Art Exhibit and Pop Up Shop

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Designers and wearable art artists, ages 18 and up are invited to participate in a Wearable Art Exhibit and Pop Up Shop, presented as a component of the annual North Charleston Arts Festival, to be held May 3-11, 2013.  Designs juried into the show may compete for cash prizes totaling up to $500. Deadline for the free pre-jury process is Friday, March 4, 2013. An entry fee will be applied to accepted entries. Applications may be downloaded from the Applications page at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, and juried by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique exhibition offers emerging and established designers an opportunity to display and sell their inspiring wearable art designs of all styles for both men and women. Individual garments, ensembles, hats, handbags, scarves, belts, and shoes juried into the exhibit will be on display and available for sale at a pop up shop at the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston, from May 3 through 11, 2013. An opening reception and announcement of awards will be held at the Convention Center on Friday, May 3, 2013.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Festival, the Wearable Art Exhibit and Pop Up Shop, or other exhibition opportunities, contact the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854, email culturalarts@northcharleston.org, or visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com


Ann Simmons | Arts Coordinator

Cultural Arts Department
City of North Charleston

PR – North Charleston Presents Valentine’s Day Cabaret Dinner Theatre Feb. 8


24 January 201

North Charleston Presents Dinner Theatre on February 8

Cabaret evening sets the mood for Valentine’s Day

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina will present Waiting On You, a Valentine’s Day cabaret evening, as part of the North Charleston Dinner Theatre Series on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Written by TV, film, and stage stars Clarence Felder and Chris Weatherhead, and directed by and starring Tyler Ilgen, Waiting On You celebrates of the foibles and fun of true love through a young man who finds romance waiting on tables in an unlikely situation. Filled with images of dancer Gene Kelly, the sounds of Frank Sinatra, and the romance of the forties, this romantic romp charts the courses of love on a dinner plate. The evening’s dinner, catered by Embassy Suites, will feature a Three Cheese Chicken entrée.

Waiting On You will be presented at the Charleston Area Convention Center Ballroom (adjacent to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center) at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. The ballroom doors open at 7:00pm for dinner. Tickets are $40 per person. Group discounts are available. Ticket price includes dinner, play, and gratuity. Tickets for just the performance are available for $15. Parking is free. A cash bar will be available. To purchase tickets or to request more information, contact Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 or email culturalarts@northcharleston.org<mailto:culturalarts@northcharleston.org> . For information on the 2012-13 North Charleston Dinner Theatre Series or additional programs and events, visit the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website at northcharleston.org. For more information about Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina, visit actorstheatreofsc.org.


Ann Simmons | Arts Coordinator

Cultural Arts Department

City of North Charleston

2013 Summer Camps at North Charleston Community Centers

Dear Citizens Advisory Council Members,


The 2013 North Charleston Recreation Department Summer Camp season is around the corner. We are hoping that you could share the following information with in your community to any citizens that could benefit from the summer programming that we offer in North Charleston.


SumFun Summer Camp is a nine week program and runs from June 10 – August 9. The camp begins at 7:30am and ends at 5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Campers between the ages of 5 -12 as of June 1, 2013, may attend. 

SumFun days include a variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, sports, swimming, field trips, visiting entertainers and special surprises while providing a safe environment for kids.


Registration for camp begins Monday, February 11, 2013 and will be available at the following registration sites:


North Charleston City Hall Rec Dept, 2nd Floor

2500 City Hall Lane        740-5805 or 740-5807

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm


Felix C. Davis Community Center at Park Circle

4800 Park Circle            745-1028

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 6:00pm


Northwoods Park Community Center

8348 Greenridge Rd       572-5410

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm


Armory Park Community Center

5000 Lackawanna Blvd              745-1032

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Felix Pinckney Community Center

4790 Hassell Street                    745-1036

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Gethsemani Community Center

2449 Beacon Street       308-4733

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Jeanene Batten Community Center

3742 Dorchester Rd       308-4731

Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm


Thomas M. Evans Sr. Community Center

7801 Dorchester Rd       760-4289

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Accabee Community Center

3200 Appleton Ave        308-4735

Monday – Friday           10:00am – 2:00pm



We offer Summer Camp at the following Community Centers

§  Accabee

§  Armory Park

§  Charleston Farms

§  Felix Pinckney

§  Ferndale

§  Gethsemani

§  Green Grove

§  Gussie Green

§  Highland Terrace

§  Jeanene Batten

§  Murray Hill

§  Northwoods Park

§  Persephone Moultrie

§  Pepperhill Elementary

§  Russelldale

§  Raymond Buck Miller

§  Thomas M. Evans Sr.

§  Whipper Barony


As the registration date, Monday, February 11, 2013 gets close; we kindly ask that you share this information with your community. For any additional information please contact Trish Elsie at740-5807 or Shaniqua Simmons at 740-5805.


Thank you for your continued support of the City of North Charleston’s Parks and Recreation programs.



Trish Elsie

Program Director

Recreation Department

City of North Charleston

P.O. Box 190016