Photos
Videos
3rd Grade Tiny Baby Jays perform for City Council on June 18th, after winning the Double Dutch World Championship. Earlier this month, the 3rd Grade Tiny Baby Jays members of our Recreation Department Double Dutch program competed in the Double Dutch World Championships in Sumter, South Carolina. They competed against teams in their age group from all over the country including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and two other teams from South Carolina (Florence and North Charleston) and brought home two titles: second place in Women’s Single Competition and first place in Women’s Double Competition, making the Tiny Baby Jays world champions! This is the first World Championship for this City of Charleston program.
16
1
It is with heavy hearts that the Charleston Fire Department announces the passing of retired Fire Chief Thomas Carr. On April 24, 2013, Chief Carr passed away after complications from his continued battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a Parkinsonian Syndrome. He was at his home, surrounded by family and friends. “Members of the Charleston Fire Department will be forever changed by his leadership,” said Fire Chief Karen Brack. “His vision moved this department forward and kept everyone moving in a positive direction. The contributions he made to this community were tremendous. His drive was unmatched and his vision set us on a path to become a remarkable fire service agency. He will be sorely missed in Charleston and throughout the fire service community.” “Chief Thomas Carr was a great man who left a profound legacy,” said Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. on Wednesday night. “His implementation of automatic aid in our region was transformative along with many new concepts of firefighting and best practices. He was a respected national innovator in the fire service and made a great impact in our region. He showed amazing courage in fighting his illness and never complained. He always had a smile even when you knew his day had been difficult. ” Carr was named the Chief of the Charleston Fire Department in November 2008 after retiring as Chief of the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service in Maryland. He helped the Charleston Fire Department recover from the loss of nine firefighters following the Sofa Super Store fire on June 18, 2007, and set into motion the needed transformations to mold the Charleston Fire Department into a modern service. In April of 2010, Chief Carr announced to the public his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease and his continued commitment to lead the Charleston Fire Department. In March 2012, he retired to focus on his battle with the more deadly MSA. Chief Carr was named FIRE CHIEF’s 2010 Career Chief of the Year for his outstanding leadership and desire to improve the fire service. He was referred to as the “firefighter’s firefighter” and someone who earned his following through innovation and respect. Carr began his career in 1973 as an 18-year-old volunteer paramedic with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in Montgomery County (MD). He was hired as a career firefighter/paramedic in Montgomery County (MD) in 1977 and progressed through the ranks. He became the first operational fire chief of the Montgomery County Fire Rescue service in 2004. He was a long-standing advocate of the fire service, especially firefighter safety, and leaves a strong legacy of innovation and professionalism that will be felt for years to come. Funeral service information and plans will be announced at a later date. The family has requested privacy during their time of mourning.
6
1
3rd Grade Tiny Baby Jays perform for City Council on June 18th, after winning the Double Dutch World Championship. Earlier this month, the 3rd Grade Tiny Baby Jays members of our Recreation Department Double Dutch program competed in the Double Dutch World Championships in Sumter, South Carolina. They competed against teams in their age group from all over the country including New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and two other teams from South Carolina (Florence and North Charleston) and brought home two titles: second place in Women’s Single Competition and first place in Women’s Double Competition, making the Tiny Baby Jays world champions! This is the first World Championship for this City of Charleston program.
4
Posts

The next meeting of Charleston City Council will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Dock Street Theatre (135 Church Street). Monday's Committee and Ways and Means meetings will be held in this same location, beginning at 2 p.m.

Image may contain: people sitting and text

Show your love of West Ashley as a unique, vibrant, and thriving part of Charleston by entering the I West Ashley Photo Competition. The camera turn-in date is March 17, 2018. Read the full competition details at the link below:

This project was funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the SC Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment....
sites.google.com
Posts

Registration is open for the city of Charleston Recreation Department's spring sports clinics at the James Island Recreation Center, including baseball, softball, baseball pitching, and soccer. The cost for each clinic is $15 per participant. Register in person at any city recreation facility or online at https://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov.

No automatic alt text available.

Come out to the Citadel Mall Dick's Sporting Goods store (2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.) on Saturday, February 24 from 10am-4pm for an exclusive shopping deal for City of Charleston Recreation participants. In addition to receiving 20% off store items by presenting the coupon below, you will be able to participate in bat demos, games, a photo booth, and can enter to win a $100 Dicks Sporting Goods gift card. Hope to see you there!

Image may contain: text

Applications are now open for the city of Charleston's 2018 Mayor's Youth Commission. For more information on the Commission and to download an application, visit http://charleston-sc.gov/myc.

Image may contain: 2 people, text

Join the city of Charleston Recreation Department at Governors Park for their spring soccer clinic (ages 5-12) on Saturday, March 3 and their spring baseball clinic (ages 7-15) on Saturday, March 10. The cost for each clinic is $15 per participant. You can register to participate online at https://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov or in person any city recreation facility.

No automatic alt text available.

Wednesday, February 28 is the last day to renew your city of Charleston business license without incurring late penalties. Visit http://charleston-sc.gov/business-license-renewal for more information and to renew online.

Image may contain: text

The city of Charleston is one of 35 Champion Cities selected today as finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face.

As a finalist, the city will receive up to $100K to test an idea that addresses sunny-day tidal flooding through the creation of a citizen notification system. Learn more about our solution at here: http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ideas/charleston/

Image may contain: text

Need to get lifeguard certified for the summer? Sign up for the city's lifeguard training and certification course, held at the W.L. Stephens Pool from March 5-17. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings and all day Saturday. You can register online at the link below (https://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov/) using activity #250762, and call WLS Pool at (843) 769-8261 with any questions.

rectrac.charleston-sc.gov

Bring your families, friends, or recreation teams out to TD Arena tomorrow at 7 PM as the College of Charleston men’s basketball team plays their final home game this year. Tickets are just $10 for groups of 10 or more and must be purchased in advance.

The first two teams to sign up will have the opportunity to participate in the pregame high-five tunnel. Be sure to wear your black CofC gear! For more information or to purchase your tickets, please contact Scott Yelle at 843-953-1147 or yellesa@cofc.edu.

Image may contain: one or more people, people playing sports, basketball court and text

Does your child want to try out karate but you're not sure they'll like it? Try it out for free on February 22nd at 5:30 p.m. at Bees Landing Recreation Center! No pre-registration required. This class is for kids ages 8-16.

Image may contain: 2 people, text

Youth Recreation night at the South Carolina Stingrays will be on Saturday, February 24th starting at 7:05 p.m. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle themed night of fun will feature youth jersey giveaways, ninja turtle appearances, and FREE parking. All tickets will be $10. Tickets for this special night can only be purchased online: http://stingraystickets.com/chsyouthrec. Deadline to purchase is Friday, February 23rd at 12 p.m.

A few spots remain in the Recreation Department's spring preschool ballet 10-week session at Bees Landing Recreation Center, starting on Tuesday, February 20. The program provides children the opportunity to explore creative expression, imagination, and teamwork.

Register in-person at any city recreation facility or online using activity #371004: https://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov/

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text

Registration is open for the 2018 city of Charleston 4-Ball Amateur Golf Championship at the Charleston Municipal Golf Course. The tournament dates are March 10-11 and the entry deadline is Friday, March 2 at 5 PM. For more information, and to enter, click here: http://charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/17285

Image may contain: tree, grass, outdoor and nature

Registration is still open for the Recreation Department's Courting Kids Winter Tennis Session, which will run from February 24 to March 24 at the Jack Adams Tennis Center downtown and the Alan Fleming Tennis Complex on John’s Island. Register online using activity #240410 or in-person at any city recreation facility. Spots are limited! Coaches and instructors are also needed.

Registration forms can be downloaded here: http://charleston-sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4970

Image may contain: text