Mount Pleasant Podcast

Mount Pleasant Podcast

Mount Pleasant Podcast features discussions about the people, places, and events that make Mount Pleasant such a special place.


September 14, 2023 27 mins

Matt McFarland at the School of Rock in Mount Pleasant says their students start out learning performance based music in a band, which means you'll learn faster. Learning to play an instrument gives kids something positive to do with their extra time, aids in brain development and has other benefits outside of music itself. School of Rock teaches Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keyboard and Vocals and they offer free 30 minunte lessons that M...

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Ellie Mental Health wants to help you live your best life. As trends in mental health allow those who need it to seek that care in a judgment-free zone Ellie steps up to be one of those places for you or your family.

John Gentry, owner of Ellie Mental Health in Mount Pleasant saw a need for more mental health providers in the area and looked around and decided Ellie was the best fit. He says go to and type in ...

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Amie Dufek (Senior Property Mgr) and Nicole Spencer (Fitness & Lifestyle Coordinator) talk with host Brian Cleary about Restore at Carolina Park. Watch and listen how Active Adult Apartment Living for the 55 and better crowd includes sociability, friendships, travel and fitness with activities like pickleball, water aerobics, and classes like tai chi, belly dancing, ballroom dancing and more!

Restore at Carolina Park is convenient ...

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Feel good, look good, live better. Listen in today as Brandon D'Agostino founder, owner, and trainer at SOCiETY in Charleston talks to host Brian Cleary about the workouts and treatment you can expect including indoor cycling, strength training, HIIT classes, Yoga, Yoga Sculpts and Restorative Yoga Classes for a more balanced wellness routine. 

Working out and meeting at SOCiETY's boutique fitness studio, you can expect a combinati...

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Brian Henry, Owner/President of Get Carried Away Southern Market and Catering in Pawleys Island, SC and soon in Mount Pleasant, SC talks with host Brian Cleary about the great foods they carry, the different experiences you can have at their two locations after the Mount Pleasant location opoens and just how Palmetto Cheese Homestyle Pimento Cheese is related to their food dishes.

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Mayor Haynie was in Denver, CO when Mount Pleasant was awarded All-America City by the National Civic League. Mount Pleasant has enjoyed this award for three different years now (2010, 2018 and now 2023) and Mayor Haynie and host Brian Cleary talk about the fun, drama, and organization of competing for All-America City for the 10 spots offered annually. Find out what Together We Weave means in Mt Pleasant.

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Franke at Seaside has been in Charleston for 130 years and in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina for 25 years. In this episode of Mount Pleasant Podcast, Allison Macfie, Franke's Community Outreach Director chats with host Brian Cleary about Franke at Seaside and the options they offer in active living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. 

Cottage homes and apartment-style living at Franke is often very different than you...

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With 25+ years in heating and air conditioning Tim's 1st Choice A/C, Heating, Plumbing and Gas is looking to provide the best services they can ask for, on time, reliably and without trying to sell their customers things they don't need. In Charleston and Mount Pleasant you can count on 1st Choice A/C, Heating, Plumbing and Gas for A/C, plumbing, gas and heating services and maintenance.

Tim talks to host Brian Cleary about how A/C...

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Brad Dunnells, owner of the Bach to Rock Mount Pleasant Music School chats with host Brian Cleary about learning music at Bach to Rock Mount Pleasant. 

Brand answers questions like what age are your music students, can I learn vocals (singing), do I need to own an instrument to start, do I know how to read music, are all students run through the same program, can I get individual instruction, do you only offer instruction on 3 or 4...

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Mount Pleasant, SC is an All-America City finalist for 2023 in the National Civic League's annual award competition. Eric LaFontaine, Community Manager for the Town of Mount Pleasant and Christiane Farrell, Deputy Town Administrator talk to host Brian Cleary about what the National Civic League's All-America City awards are all about. Eric and Christiane talk about the National Civic League's focus for this year's awards and some o...

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Maryann, a Certified Functional Nutritional Counselor (CFNC) with Metabolic Medical Center in Murrells Inlet, SC talks to host Brian Cleary about what metabolic means and how it relates to the work she does at Metabolic Medical Center, the services they offer including their physician-based weight loss program and how they customize a program to fit each person's individual needs.

Maryann mentions discusses things that effect weigh...

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The new Charleston Battery Soccer Club President Lee Cohen talks with host Brian Cleary about his experience (success) with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, his move to Charleston to become the Club President for the Charleston Battery Soccer, the date of this year's season home opener, some of the exciting improvements and additions being planned at Pariots Point, and personal insights into Lee and his family life.

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Eliot noticed the need in 2019 while in Andrews, SC and later founded Middleton's Village to Village Foundation to provide reliable transportation to people with a need in rural South Carolina, although they hope to expand to all 50 states, hear about their 12 Cars of Christmas which they've done the past 2 Christmas seasons.

The foundation accepts donated cars, puts them through a 50 point inspection, performs the necessary repair...

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Rebecca Imholz, Director of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce talks with host Brian Cleary about the 2nd Annual Dine Where You Live Campaign which is a proactive reaction by Mount Pleasant to help the hospitality and food & beverage industries which got hit by the COVID Pandemic come back strong.

Learn how the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce found ways to help local businesses to drive diners back to restaurants. Make sure ...

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John Powell the CEO and President of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) talks with host Brian Cleary about the expo's art show featuring local and regional artists, and Powell talks about other exhibitions and activities that are part of SEWE, including the new Flying Disc Dog Competition.

They also talk about the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition's craftsmen and outdoor enthusiasts (and more) and make sure you stay tuned t...

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Louis Yuhasz, the Founder/Executive Director of Louie's Kids, talks about how they seek to help families who are looking for solutions and opportunities for physical fitness opportunities with their families. With time they realized that when it comes to helping overweight kids, it take a family to effect change in a family. After all the adolescents don't make the food buying decisions in the household or pay for the foods.

We do ...

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The Holiday Festival of Lights is a Lowcountry tradition that spotlights unique, locally crafted light displays. From November 11th through December 31st, an estimated 2 million lights illuminate the James Island County Park. This family friendly event is in its 33rd year and offers a drive-thru light display, as well as a walking display and a Festival Train.

In this video Sarah Reynolds, Public Information Coordinator at the Char...

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On this episode of Mount Pleasant Podcast, Fred Tetor, Retired Mount Pleasant Fire Chief who has been involved in more than 40 Christmas Parades in Mount Pleasant since 1972 talks with host Brian Cleary about the parade over the decades which is held on the second Sunday of every December which is December 11th this year beginning at 5:30 pm.

Fred talks about how the parade used to be held during the day, grew and moved from the Ol...

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The 27th annual Charleston Christmas Show is a musical variety show for the whole family that runs for 2 weeks with new performers and numbers every year. Brad Moranz, the Producer/Host of the Charleston Christmas Special talks about the different types of music found in the show, some of the different performances this year and the Kid's Free Night (look for it!). This all singing, all talking, all dancing, all music show is all l...

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On this episode of Mount Pleasant Podcast, Lauren Joseph, the Director of Marketing at Brookgreen Gardens talks about the Brookgreen Gardens (nonprofit) which is for children and adults of all ages in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina featuring Botanical Gardens, American Sculpture, Lowcountry History and a Lowcountry Zoo.

The 22nd annual Nights of a Thousand Candles, named "Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina" by Travel+Leisure M...

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