ABOUT US

CHARLESTON

PORTAL PROJECT

 

 

 

JOHN WILSON

Editor-in-Chief / Publisher

 

 

ELIZABETH SAAD

Assistant Editor

Data Architecture

Russell Brendel

Webmaster

Seattle

 

I T

Casey Bearsch

Adobe New Delhi

Nripendra Chandra

Divya Singh

Sumit Boaz

Jyotiranjan Senapati

Vishal Gupta

 

 

Internships

College of Charleston

Savannah College of Art & Design

 

 

Webmasters - Ex facto

Nancy Lucas

Doug Hall

Charleston

Creative Contributors

Pierre Manigault, Brownie Harris, Frank O'Neill, Neil Stevenson, Andy Anderson, Lisette Voute, Jack Alterman,  John Sutcliffe, Casey Bearsch, Nancy Lucas, Peter Frank Edwards, Vanessa Kauffmann,  Steven Hyatt, Currie McCullough, William McCullough, William Baldwin, Virgina Jones, Joshua Baer, Renee Stewart, Cheryl Steadman, Gordon Bubber Jenkinson, Christina Hewson, Megan Stocker Headley, Chalmers Poston,,  Sarah Harris, Robert Gross, Christopher Liberatos, Jenny Bevan, Daniel Wallace, John Barry, Charles Carmody, Clyde Edgerton, Gary Hawkins, Milton Morris, Virginia Jones, Abbie Wiersma, Robert Gross, Winston Groom,  Chris Mathan, Lucinda Hahn, Richard Brendel, Russell Brendel, Chris Wyatt,  Heather Green,

Legal Contributors

 

 

Jack Cordray

Cordray Law Firm

40 Calhoun Street

Charleston, SC 29401

 

Jerry Meehan

Crantford Meehan

www.crantfordmeehan.com

568 Savannah Hwy

Charleston, SC 29407

 

John Kachmarsky

www.jktaxlaw.com

Law Office of John Kachmarsky

171 Church Street

Charleston, SC 29401

SPECIAL THANKS

 

 

Pierre Manigault, Boeing Communications Seattle, Boeing Communications Charleston, Adobe Mountain View, Adobe New Delhi, G Suites, Gibbes Museum, College of Charleston, Tommy & Victoria Baker, Kathryn Wall, Lloyd Wilson & Associates, Sherry Wilson, Pat Richburg, John Doyle & Associates New York, Christopher Wilson, Alecia & Charles Henry Wilson IV, Jane Smith Turner, Rhett  Turner, Angela Della Costanza, Robert Edward Turner IV, Will Rodgers & Ann Yancy, Amy & Mike Bennett, Bennett Hospitality, Melissa Pence, Angela Mack, Susan & Hank Hofford, Caroline Ragsdale Poston, Peggy & Bubber Jenkinson, Kate McCullough, Currie McCullough, George Hill, Amy Peterkin, Buddy Darby, Jimmy Hart, Megan Holmes, Heidi Herrington, Hall Family, Scott Watson, Maura Hogan, Kathleen Rivers, SuSu Ravenel, Nigel Redden,  Christina Hewson, Jan Allen, Winston Groom, Caroline McCoy, Chris Mathan, Jack Schaeffer, Robert Gross, Ben Long, Angus Long, Taillefer Long, Dick Reed, Kim Graham Smith, Billy Brown, Frank Stitt, Pardis Stitt, Jennifer Aday, Ryan Aday, Reed Wilson, Kelly Wilson, Lynn Letson, Margot & Gates Shaw, Amasa Smith, David Laughlin, Jack Schaeffer, Mark Pamar, Harvey Harris, Rebekah Stewart, Renee Stewart, Cheryl Steadman, Paul Steadman, Michael & Nancy Carmody, Amy Peterkin, Jenny Bevan, Christopher Liberatos, Brianna Stello, Sumit Boaz, Andres Duany, Dave Jodock, Helena & West Fraser, Sallie & Charles Duell, David Boatright, Molly B. Right, Joanie Lucas, John Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe Vinyards, Brix Restaurant, Heather Green, Josuha Baer, Mary Ellen & Reggie Gibson,  Sue Thornton, Adrian Chanler, Lucinda Hahn, Heidi Herrington, Bryan Hunter, Reece Williams, Susan & Marion Jackson, Mary Hunter & Lawton Jackson, Michael Carmody, Nancy Carmody, Holden Carmody, Betsy Fleming, Megan Stocker Headley, Chalmers Poston, John & Nancy Lucas, Brianna Stello, Janet Phillips, Brownie Harris, Sarah Harris, Michael Eastman, Jack Alterman, Milton Morris, Andy Anderson, Steven Hyatt, Peter Frank Edwards, Sully Sullivan, Jimmy Williams, Cyrus Buffum, Lauren Strain, Charles Hiott, Gus Smyth, Ned Brown, Gately Williams, Venessa Kauffmann, Shannon Hall, Doug Hall, Mindy Allen, Neil Stevenson, The Stevenson Family, Christopher Liberatos, Jenny Bevan, John Hofmeister, Kelly Sandler, Susan Kridler, Lisette Voute, Bernard L. Stevens, Anne Way, Charles Carmody, Clyde Edgerton,  Gary Hawkins, Nancy & Kelle Wagoner, Brianna Stello, Suzanne & Joe Seipel,  Julian Smith, Rhett Reveire, Virginia Jones, Abbie Wiersma, Dr. Charles Darby, Betsy Flemming, Chris Wyatt, Jack Cordray, Jerry Meehan, John Kachmarsky, Scott Saad

 

Memoriam: Mose Allison, Greg Flynn, Raphael Jones, John Carroll Doyle, William Price Fox, Reynolds Price, David Farrow, Patty Regnery, Ted Phillips, Pug Ravenel, John Kruse, Doug Marlette, Austin Letson, Pat Conroy, Brennan Bennett, Solomon Blatt Jr, Jack McCray,

John Wilson

 

CHARLESTON BACKGROUNDER:

Founding Editor-in-Chief/Publisher

VIEW magazine

Charleston, S.C. 1985

View Magazine was published from 1985 until 1989 in Charleston, South Carolina. The last issue of View was published right before Hurricane Hugo.  View was a lifestyle magazine with the romance of Charleston as the backdrop and enjoyed success. The View offices at the Charleston City Marina were ravaged by Hurricane Hugo as was all of Charleston. There was a thirty-four foot sailboat lying on its side on Lockwood Boulevard in front of the office the day after the storm and a slate roof tile stuck in the wooden door jam next to the door knob at the View office. View magazine will be brought back to life with the launch of Charleston the Manual 29 years from its last issue.

 

Covers above - year one Volume I Number  4 - middle - year four Vol. 4  Number 15 -  year four -Vol. 4 Number 18 - May- June 1989 was the final issue before the magazine was sold with John Doyle's Mosquito Fleet painting on the cover.  There was one more issue in July, #19. The Library Society on King Street supposedly has (had) a full set of the issues prior to the hurricane.

Founding Editor-in-Chief

LEGENDS magazine

Charleston, S.C. 1989

Legends magazine is published today and it is now in its 29th year.  www.kiawahlegends.com  Legends was created after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 to promote Kiawah Island.  For the premier issue, Wilson went to Atlanta to shoot the cover in a studio as the island was so torn up from the storm. The island's owner at the time, Charles Pinkney "Buddy" Darby III, was brilliant and had the foresight to hire crews of talented people to work on the barrier island as the Category 5 Hurricane Hugo approached landfall. The morning after the storm, those crews were busy removing downed trees and debris, as architects and designers were also working on the land and the buildings.  In under two years, the island was transformed and ready for the opening ceremonies of the PGA's premier international event, the 1991 Ryder Cup, that would be played on a new now world famous Pete Dye designed golf course built after the great storm - The Kiawah Island Ocean Course.

The Legends magazine covers above  -Volume 1  #1 - The Island in the Stream still life - 1989 - 70,000 copies were mailed to selective lists all over America - next, the cover for issue #3 with the opening of the 1991 Ryder Cup location, The Kiawah Island Ocean Course - walking out to the exciting end of the Ryder Cup match to #17 with Pete Dye, he said to me that all of the millionaire star golfers were upset with him for making the Ocean Course so difficult and that they had been scowling at him for days. “They hate to look bad on television,” he said. The American team all finished the last day of the ‘91 Ryder Cup in great spirits, winning the prestigious international event.  To walk around the beautiful restored barrier island 22 miles South of Charleston for the those days and to attend the glittering international-themed parties in the evenings were unforgettable memories for that talented team and the Kiawah staff and support suppliers.

www.kiawahlegends.com

Volume XX   Number I

In 1999 Kiawah Resort Associates brought Wilson in to helm the 20th Anniversary Issue of Legends magazine. Buddy Darby and his son Charles P. Darby IV are now working together on their new development, Christophe Harbour, on St Kitts.  St Kitts became home to the first Caribbean British and French colonies in the mid-1620s. Along with the island nation of Nevis, St Kitts was a member of the British West Indies until gaining independence in 1983. The island is one of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles and the stunning Christophe Harbour has always done well since the 17th century.

www.christopheharbour.com

Founding Editor-in-Chief

/Publisher

HOUSE CALLS

Charleston, S.C. 1991

After two years of meetings with David McNair, the Director of the Roper Hospital Foundation and its Board of Directors, House Calls was created and Gulfstream Communications established in 1991 with the titles Legends magazine, Charleston Magazine and House Calls magazine. They all exist today and are in their 28th year, except for Legends that is in its 29th year and it is now published in-house by the new owners of Kiawah Island.  The cover above is House Calls Volume 1 Number 1 from 1991.

Editor/Publisher

CHARLESTON MAGAZINE

Charleston, S.C. 1991

Charleston Magazine was first published in 1975 and went out of business in 1979 prior to Wilson's arrival there in 1991. The title rights were purchased in 1990 and the magazine enjoys success today in its 28th year of publishing by Gulfstream Communications, a company Wilson founded in 1991.

Founding Editor-in-Chief

/Publisher

CAROLINA FAMILY

Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital

Charleston, S.C. 1994

Carolina Family ran for one year for the Medical University of South Carolina. A new Director of the Children's Hospital Fund wanted to take a new direction upon her arrival at the Fund and the magazine had a short lifespan.

Founding Editor-in-Chief

/Publisher

CHARLESTON TRAVELER

Charleston, S.C. 1995

Charleston Traveler was both a printed guide and a website (above) in the early days of the Internet in 1996. Above is an example of the Internet version.  In 1999 it was enjoying 98,000 unique visitors a day from all over the globe. Published by Wilson Hill Publishing with the talented Associate Publisher George Hill. The printed guide book sold out at locations throughout Charleston and Charleston Traveler will be brought back to life with the digital launching of the Charleston Portal twenty-one years after it was first published.

Editor/Publisher

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

Presentation Programs Twentieth Anniversary

Charleston, S.C. 1996

Each year Spoleto Festival USA would choose one individual in Charleston to produce the presentation programs. 1996 was the year that the current Director of  Spoleto Festival USA, Nigel Redden,  returned to the helm of the now wildly successful International Festival. 1996 was also the 20th Anniversary of the Festival and with Nigel Redden's leadership, the festival is today one of the finest cultural festivals in the world.

Founding Editor-in-Chief

/ Publisher

VOYAGE

South Carolina Maritime Foundation

Charleston, S.C. 2002

Voyage was created in 2002 with Pierre Manigault and Teddy Turner to assist with the finish of the construction of the Tall Ship, The Spirit of South Carolina, that today sails the waters off of Charleston and the world as a Good Will Ambassador to the City of Charleston. Voyage was published for the South Carolina Maritime Foundation and The Spirit of South Carolina is the Holy City's magnificent ship.  Tommy Baker and Mike Bennett purchased The Spirit of South Carolina out of a financial pickle and restored her with the help of Charlie Dana, and the Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. This gave the Maritime Foundation a breath of new life in Charleston.  With the help of Hank Hofford (without whom there would be no Tall Ship for the City of Charleston) Pierre Manigault and his late father Peter, Bunky Whitman, Teddy Turner, and the other fine Maritime Board members the Port City now has a  maritime legacy deserving of her historical significance. Recently, Mike Bennett and Tommy Baker gifted the ship to the City of Charleston. Charleston is also the home port of Charleston Race Week, the largest and most prestigious sailing regatta on the Eastern Seaboard. Cover above features two members of the National Champions College of Charleston sailing team.

Founding Editor-in-Chief

GARDEN & GUN

Charleston, S.C. 2004

 

GARDEN & GUN

Charleston, S.C.  2007

Volume 1 Number 1

Editor's Letter

 

Garden & Gun is now in its eleventh year.

The night that Heather Murray suggested to Wilson that they use Garden & Gun as the title,  he went home, got on the Internet and purchased the domain gardenandgun.com  (there are no ampersand {&} on domains.)

"I was astounded that it was still available,"  Wilson said,

"having been a dance club in Charleston for so long and like Captain Harry's it was part of the fabric that gave Charleston the character it has today."

The book below, Charleston, A Good Life,  is available at the Evening Post Industries Publishing Company.

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