As a resident of Mount Pleasant Old Village, I have seen Charleston County’s recycling program experience a decline in service recently.
Collection of blue trash cans is sporadic at best.
The week of October 17th was the worst. My can was picked up 6 days after the expected date.
Some of my neighbor’s bins haven’t been emptied yet.
I called the contact number several times with no results.
Charleston County wants us to support recycling programs.
County officials must adhere to the pick-up schedule and adhere to the completion of the program.
There’s an old management adage that to be successful, leaders must “look at what’s expected of them.”
Try it out and see if your route gets better manned.
I agree with the October 28th letter to the editor that an overpass is needed for the highway and SH17.
The flyover must have been built long before the widening of Glenn McConnell Parkway.
Elevated projects are something that has been talked about for the last 20 years.
New shops and apartments are being built. where does the traffic go?
Bob Liu Jr.
Last month, Spoleto Festival USA and the classical music world at large lost one of their greats. Geoff Nuttall has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
I attended this festival when Jeff became Spoleto’s second chamber music director in 2010. His knowledge and enthusiasm for all things chamber music made me an instant chamber music fan and ardent supporter.
I made an effort to attend all 11 Spoleto Chamber Concerts each year. Because of Jeff’s enthusiasm and influence, I became a board member of Charleston’s local chamber music organization.
I often insisted on my young colleagues to attend at least one chamber music concert during the festival, but there was considerable resistance from them. It was Jeff’s incredible enthusiasm for the craft that captivated them in just one concert.
Over the last ten years I have had the privilege of working with him, his wife Livia and the many talented chamber musicians who have come to play in Spoleto. It was an honor to work with them and to call Jeff and Livia friends.
Jeff’s passing leaves a huge hole in the Spoleto Festival, but his legacy will live on. My heart goes out to Livia and her two sons. They have family in Charleston who will continue to support them.
Godspeed, Jeff. I know you are making great music with your idol Haydn in Heaven. I will miss you, but you will always be in my heart, as will all of the patrons of Spoleto who have enjoyed your talent as a violinist and your passion for chamber music.
People like you will never appear again.
Patron service manager
Last week, while riding a group bike in Awendaw, one of our cyclists was seriously injured in a collision.
A woman driving on Seewee Road stopped to see what she could do.
She was a local resident and nurse who checked the rider’s condition, called 911 and carefully directed him to the exact location, where he remained until the EMS crew arrived.
I didn’t know her name, but I would like to thank her for reaching out to a stranger and showing her what it means to be a good neighbor.