Leslie Leonard

Park Circle Creamery | Backroad Bites

By Leslie Leonard

Park Circle Creamery | Backroad BitesLocated off the banks of the Cooper River in North Charleston, Park Circle Creamery is all about serving “spoonfuls of smiles.” On this episode of Backroad Bites: Take-Out Edition , we discover what it takes to make handcrafted ice cream and how small businesses have come together during these unprecedented times. #SCETVDigital Watch every episode of Backroad Bites on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinaetv FOLLOW US: https://www.instagram.com/southcarolinaetv/

A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen | Backroad Bites

By Leslie Leonard

A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen | Backroad BitesA brisk 11-block walk down Main Street from South Carolina’s State House, nestled in the Bellevue Historic District, is a beloved family-owned vegan eatery that anchored the district long before the recent flourish of businesses. On this episode of Backroad Bites: Take-Out Edition , we visit A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen to find out what southern classics they serve up sans animal-based ingredients. #SCETVDigital Watch every episode of Backroad Bites on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/...

McConkey's Jungle Shack | Backroad Bites

By Leslie Leonard

McConkey's Jungle Shack | Backroad BitesHop on Highway 174, roll down the windows to feel the salty air, as we drive to the end of the road to Edisto Beach on the eastern edge of South Carolina’s coastline. On this episode of Backroad Bites: Take-Out Edition , we turned our watches to island time, while at McConkey’s Jungle Shack to learn about running a restaurant on an island, and why beachgoers return every summer. #SCETVDigital Watch every episode of Backroad Bites on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page! DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/southcarolinaetv FOLLOW US:...

New exhibit at SC State Museum honors 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment

By Leslie Leonard

New exhibit at SC State Museum honors 100th anniversary of 19th AmendmentA Voice of Her Own: South Carolina Women in Politics is a new exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment passing, which gave women the right to vote. "One of the things we all wanted people to take away from this exhibit about women's history was that women are not a flock of birds; they don't go in a single line and all think together," says JoAnn Zeise, Curator of Cultural History at the South Carolina State Museum. When putting together the exhibition Zeise pulled the majority of the objects from the museum's permanent collection, and...

Upcountry Provisions | Backroad Bites

By Leslie Leonard

Upcountry Provisions | Backroad BitesAt the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the town of Travelers Rest, named aptly, as it served as a stopover for past travelers. Upcountry Provisions is a modern refuge for visitors off the hustle and bustle of Main Street. On this episode of Backroad Bites: Take-Out Edition , we discover how Upcountry locally sources ingredients, making use of their lush sundry corner of South Carolina. #SCETVDigital Watch every episode of Backroad Bites on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ! DID YOU LIKE THIS STORY? VISIT US ONLINE: http://www.scetv.org LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/...

The Scoop | Pumpkintown

By Leslie Leonard

The Scoop | PumpkintownOut of the 269 cities and towns across South Carolina, SCETV’s audience voted, selecting Veronica Brown’s submission: “Where is Pumpkintown, SC? What is the town’s history?” for July’s The Scoop . To get the scoop on Pumpkintown, the Pickens County Library System linked SCETV’s The Scoop up with longtime Pumpkintown resident and bluegrass player Josh Johnson. Johnson met up with us at the Oolenoy Community Center in Pumpkintown to tell us more about Pumpkintown - and plucked us a tune on his banjo! Pumpkintown is a community located in Pickens County, northwest of Greenville, S.C. in the...

The Scoop | Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville County

By Leslie Leonard

The SCoop on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville CountyDuring the month of June we asked our audience what beautiful natural resources they are enjoying in our state during these warmer months. You guys voted, and selected SCETV viewer Linda French’s question. Linda wrote us saying, “I'd like to know more about [the Swamp] Rabbit Trail in Greenville. How long is the trail, how did it get its name and what are the amenities?” SCETV’s The Scoop headed up to the South Carolina Upstate to talk to Ty Houck, Greenville County’s Director of Greenways, Natural and Historic Resources, to get the scoop on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail ! The Swamp...

Top Five Most Watched Episodes of "Backroad Bites"

By Leslie Leonard

Top Five Episodes of Backroad BitesCrisscrossing across the Palmetto State, SCETV’s digital series “ Backroad Bites ” takes you down the path less traveled to find the most delicious local eateries across South Carolina. So, which eateries got the most mouth-watering views on South Carolina ETV's Facebook page ? Hop in as we take you down backroads across the state to the top 5 most viewed episodes of “Backroad Bites.” Boats N Hoagies: McClellanville, SC Heading down 402 to Highway 17 to our No. 1 spot with 60.1k views, we end up at Boats N Hoagies in the small coastal village of McClellanville, South Carolina. Owners Brandon...

Artist creates in the time of COVID-19

By Leslie Leonard

'Robot Cistrens' sporting face masks created my Lovatelli“It was a lateral move,” says Flavia Lovatelli, a Columbia, South Carolina based artist, when speaking about her transition to life as an artist during COVID-19. Lovatelli’s studio is located in her backyard, but says all the social events like gallery openings and art fairs that “build us up for what we [artists] do have gone away, other than that the rest of my life is the same.” With public health experts accrediting facial covering as an effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19, Lovatelli says, “I wanted to help myself and everybody around me by creating masks.” As a self-described...

Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic

By Leslie Leonard

Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic“This pandemic has made known cracks and faults in the state of South Carolina, relating to education and health disparities,” says Michael Allen, a board member on the S.C. African American Heritage Commission. “Things that were once hidden are in plain view.” Black Carolinians Speak: Portraits of a Pandemic is an effort to record the experiences of African Americans in South Carolina as related to the Coronavirus pandemic. It's the brainchild of Michael Allen. “The voices and the experiences of African Americans have shaped in the development and in the growth of South Carolina, so it’s...

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