Kaitlyn Cannon

Made Here | Cosmosis Stones

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Crystals at Cosmosis StonesCosmosis Stones is a Charlotte-based jewelry company. Owner Brianna Daniels uses both copper and crystals when making her jewelry. Of choosing her materials, she says, "Through the practice of meditatively wrapping crystals, I got a better understanding of the function of copper and some of its properties. I was learning more about the crystals' functions, and how they would be helpful in healing me." Furthermore, she belives that wearing crystals as jewelry is important because "they're a constant reminder of what you're working on." Made Here is a digital series that explores small...

Made Here | Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt FoodMrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food sells realistic play food for children. It is based in Gastonia, North Carolina, but is available all throughout the Carolinas. Growing up on the North Carolina/South Carolina border and completing her undergraduate degree at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, owner Lisa Ratchford has roots in both North and South Carolina and sells at vendor shows in both states. When Ratchford, a full-time teacher, first started creating felt food, she says it was because she has "to have something to do at all times." What began as a hobby that she picked up to keep her hands...

The Wall That Heals in Rock Hill

By Kaitlyn Cannon

The Wall that HealsOn a beautiful Fall day, several visitors make their way to the Riverwalk community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This day is special because instead of heading to the BMX track to watch a race, visitors are headed to the soccer field to honor and celebrate Vietnam Veterans at The Wall That Heals . The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Rock Hill is one of only three Southeast stops. It honors the more than three million Americans who served in the United States Armed forces in the Vietnam War, and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men...

Main Water Break results in Boil Water Advisory Throughout York County

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Rock Hill Water Filter PlantOn Wednesday, October 9, there was a 20” water main break at the Water Plant on Cherry Road in York County. It was repaired around 1:00 AM this morning, with the water plant coming online around 3:00 AM. Although 125,000 customers have been affected with around 30 million gallons of water spilled, customers are now seeing service restored. There is a boil water advisory now in affect all throughout York County. Monitoring and testing is being conducted per The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) standards. Results from water sample tests require 24 hours notice from DHEC...

Made Here | Some Glassie Ladies!

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Glassie LadiesGlassie Ladies is a stained glass store in Columbia, South Carolina. They sell stained glass sheets as well as offer stained glass, mosaic, and fused glass classes. The owner, Pat Stone, explains her passion for stain glass. She says, "Art comes from your imagination and I think it's important to keep your brain working and have your imagination engaged." She continues, "Being able to offer art as a local business is a passion of mine." The Glassie Ladie's manager, Jan Key, expresses why she thinks local businesses are important. She says, "I just think you learn the completeness of a...

Why space exploration is necessary for survival

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Space rocks at MYCO Chasing the Moon Screener eventIn an interview with Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. , Dr. Varsha Kulkarni, Dr. Cassandra Runyon , and Rev. Dr. Greg Snyder , the importance of space exploration to the advancement of Earth is discussed. Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. explains, “Space exploration, like any type of exploration, is helping humanity carry out its innate desire, or its innate curiosity, about what makes things tick, how did we get here, how do we make this planet on which we live better? But every time we learn something from some other body in space, be it another planet in our own solar system, or...

24-year-old responsible for bringing astronomy to her country

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Pranvera HyseniPranvera Hyseni is the Founder and Director of the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo program. Hyseni knew she wanted to become an astronomer at a young age. She explains, "Growing up, I figured that we didn't have any astronomers or observatories, or departments that I could study astronomy, and for me, that was somehow depressing, a lot, because I wanted to become an astronomer, and knowing that I couldn't, it wasn't very easy to accept that...so I never actually accepted it." Hyseni went on to create Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo, and is responsible for the future plans to have the first...

Student Reporters Interview Astronaut Charles Duke

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Student Reporters with General Charles DukeOn Friday, July 26th, three high school students eagerly walked up the steps of the South Carolina State Museum . Although it was the midst of summer, these students chose to spend their morning at South Carolina ETV’s final Chasing the Moon event. That is because as they made their way to the third floor of the museum and turned the corner of the Science Exhibit, they knew they were walking into the opportunity of a lifetime. These students were Morgan Swygert, Johnathan Luines, and Jose Lopez. Swygert is a Girl Scout and student at Brookland-Cayce High School in Columbia, South Carolina...

Made Here | Goat Yoga

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Goat Yoga at the White Home in Rock Hill, SCCritter Creek Farm raises Fainting Goats and Nigerian Dwarf Goats, as well as farms flowers full-time. On top of that, Critter Creek Farm 's Terri Gustin decided to jump on the Goat Yoga train three years ago. She made that decision after her children had gone off to college. She explains, "No one was coming to the farm and playing with the babies except for me, and I really promise that when you buy baby goats from us that they're very socialized, they're friendly." She continues, "They're naturally afraid of people, so this really trains them to become social." She also says that Goat Yoga...

Made Here | Family Business Creates Handmade Baskets

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Handmade Handmade is a family-owned and operated basket-making company that has existed for over 20 years. The business was previously owned by Jeff Long's mother and father, before being passed down to him and his wife, Becca, during his parents' retirement. Becca says, "Working together with this is wonderful because it's given us time together for a hobby." For the future, Becca says, "We hope that it'll just continue to give us time together, give the family time together, and also get out into the community, and bring the community together." Made Here is a digital series that explores small...

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