Storyteller Bil Lepp headlines the BIG Story Fest at ARTworks.
Bil Lepp is the headliner of the BIG Story Fest, April 11-14 at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. He's an internationally-known storyteller and humorist whose style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bill Cosby and Jeff Foxworthy.
We don't often buy a new house a thousand miles away in a completely different environment. So when we discovered our current home on Saint Helena Island, it was a very big deal for us. Tucked against a lovely tidal creek, the backyard was serene. It featured palmettos, stately live oaks, and a husky, we later learned, Meyer lemon tree—about twelve feet tall and another ten wide.
"We've got slamming doors, mistaken identities, cute British accents, a half-naked ingénue, men with trousers around their ankles, and pratfalls down a flight of stairs," says "Noises Off" director Gail Westerfield. "Oh, and sardines. Lots and lots of sardines. It's pretty much a perfect play!"
Chuck Ferguson, designer and craftsman, gets inspired with his wife and daughter at Camp Caroline, a fish camp in the heart of the Lowcountry.
Good design is a balance of function and ingenuity. A good designer takes both and fashions a product, or series of products, with the help of some thematic inspiration. For Chuck Ferguson, that inspiration is the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
By April of last year I knew we had a sizeable homeowners insurance problem. Our premiums were among the highest in the nation. An insurance industry insider had secretly given us the numbers that showed that our risks were "relatively low." By that time we believed that we had identified most of the problems.
A couple of Fridays ago, I was sitting in my car outside Studio B on Greene Street, waiting for my daughter to emerge from dance class. It was sixish and dusky, and I was reading on my phone, when a moving shadow caught the corner of my eye. I looked up to see a man with a neat beard and a nice smile; he waved and signaled me to roll down the window.