If you're looking for an adrenaline-filled, pulse-pounding way to have fun all day, grab an axe and get your throw on at Lumber Jill's! Axe throwing is the newest, most popular live entertainment game in the Lowcountry. It's kind of like darts...but with axes! Axe throwing is great for a few hours of amusement, stress relief, team building, and even corporate events in Daniel Island, SC. Whether you're looking for a great way to celebrate the weekend or want a new idea for your company event, Lumber Jill's has got you covered.
The Lumber Jill's revolution began after co-owners Jill and Heath spent a date night with friends throwing axes in Charleston. After having so much fun, the entrepreneurial couple quickly realized they could create their own take on axe throwing. Soon after, Lumber Jill's was born!
The name Lumber Jill's isn't just a play on our co-owner's name - it involves a really interesting piece of history too. Across the pond, the Women's Timber Corps "manned" the lumber yards in England while the men were serving in WWII. They affectionately became known as Lumberjills, Britain's answer to Rosie the Riveter. Without these brave ladies, Lumber Jill's wouldn't exist. We would be remiss if we didn't salute them for the example they set!
At the end of the day, we want to provide every one of our guests with an outstanding axe-throwing experience. So, grab your friends, co-workers, family, or favorite people and join us for an axe-throwing party you won't soon forget.
Axes haven't been this popular in America since "The Shining" hit theaters way back in 1980!
In cities all around the nation, axe-throwing facilities are popping up left and right as a fun, healthy way for people of all ages to congregate and enjoy a night of friendly competition and stress relief. In the last few years, the sport of axe throwing has exploded - so much so that the World Axe Throwing League was assembled in 2017 to coordinate international axe-throwing competitions. Since that time, many axe-throwing events have popped up on national TV stations like ESPN.
Perhaps the most popular reason folks love axe throwing in Daniel Island is for stress relief. We've even heard some customers say it's a cheaper form of therapy! In reality, axe tossing gives you a therapeutic release that is hard to replicate. A few hard throws with an axe and your body releases a flood of endorphins, which help increase your energy, improve your mood, and facilitate healthy blood flow. If you have pent-up anger, nothing feels better than chucking a heavy axe at a target. Hitting a bullseye is even better!
Since axe throwing is such an exhilarating activity, many people don't realize that they are exercising their arms, legs, abs, pecs, and even back when they come to Lumber Jill's. Like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, axe throwing works several muscle groups at once. These exercises strengthen your core and help define your muscles. When coupled with a healthy diet, regular axe-throwing activities can even help you shed a few pounds.
You might be surprised to hear that axe throwing is one of the most sought-after company event ideas in Daniel Island, SC. Sure, your colleagues might think it's a little weird to host a corporate meeting at an axe-throwing facility. But once your co-worker hits their target, they'll quickly understand how much fun they can have. Perhaps more importantly, axe tossing is a safe, fun way to conduct trust exercises and build team morale overall.
When you get right down to it, axe throwing is good, clean, healthy fun. Axe throwing helps relieve shoulder tension, while laughing helps engage your body's core. When you throw in an adult beverage or two, laughs become easier and fun flows more freely. You can't help but have the time of your life at Lumber Jill's in the Lowcountry.
Axe throwing isn't reserved only for adults - kids can get in on the fun and excitement too. Our warm, inviting atmosphere inspires people to embrace their inner champion, even if they're under 18. At Lumber Jill's, we can accommodate kids ages 10 and up. Before we pass them an axe, we will evaluate their skill level to ensure their safety. Contact us today for more info on birthday celebrations and whole facility rentals.
Status quote, average, ordinary...these are qualities that no employer would want out of their employees. So, why host a team-building event at a venue with the same characteristics?
If you're on the hunt for corporate event venues in Daniel Island, SC, you just hit the jackpot. We may be a little biased, but Lumber Jill's is a fantastic corporate event venue for companies looking to try something new.
Axe throwing for corporate events is fun, high-energy, and safe for all your employees. We're talking an adrenaline-filled day with your own private axe-throwing lanes. Get your clients or your team out of the office and give them something to be excited about!
In addition to our standard reservations, we are happy to offer celebration, corporate, and full facility rental packages. Planning a surprise birthday party for your best friend? Celebrating a life event with that special someone? Looking for a spot for your family reunion? Axe throwing in Daniel Island, SC is the perfect activity for your group! For the most memorable (or hazy) celebration, don't forget to ask us about alcoholic beverage service and additional lane time.
Please note that our celebration package is designed for customers over the age of 12. Two adults must be present at all times.
We understand that axe throwing isn't your typical date night or even guy's night activity. We get it - you're hurling real axes at a target that is only a few feet away. On the surface, that can sound a little scary. But don't worry, many of our first-time guests have questions about how our process works too.
One of the best parts of owning Lumber Jill's is our ability to give back to our local community. We are always on the hunt for new, inventive ways to serve our citizens. That's why, once a month, we host Axe of Kindness night to shine a light on an important organization, charity, or good cause. These exciting events give our customers a compelling way to make a real difference in someone's life.
If you have a donation request or are interested in hosting a fundraiser with Lumber Jill's, send us your info firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you smell the aroma? The building was made for coffee lovers, literally.The structure at 20 Fairchild St. was built in 2017 specifically for a Starbucks, following a survey in The Daniel Island News stating that’s what 88% of residents polled wanted.Since then, the site has since matured into a Class A, mixed-use, 12,000-square-foot facility that is still home to the national coffee chain, Beacon Community Bank and Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. Previously, Bin 526 Wine Bar was a fixture as well, which closed due to the ...
Can you smell the aroma? The building was made for coffee lovers, literally.
The structure at 20 Fairchild St. was built in 2017 specifically for a Starbucks, following a survey in The Daniel Island News stating that’s what 88% of residents polled wanted.
Since then, the site has since matured into a Class A, mixed-use, 12,000-square-foot facility that is still home to the national coffee chain, Beacon Community Bank and Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. Previously, Bin 526 Wine Bar was a fixture as well, which closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.
Beacon Community Bank is a Charleston-based FDIC insured institution that accepts deposits, and loans money for both personal and business needs.
When asked what the most important thing to know about their business, the business said: “Beacon is a local bank built on relationships and service. One hundred percent of Beacon’s decisions are made here in Charleston and we give back to our community. This includes Beacon’s Board Members who are active members of the Charleston community. ‘It’s not my bank, It’s not your bank, It’s our bank!’”
When asked what they like about doing business on Daniel Island, the business said: “Daniel Island has been so welcoming to our bank. There is a great sense of cooperation between the residents and local businesses, which makes networking within the community easy and beneficial. The tailored banking experience we offer here at Beacon fits perfectly within this tight knit community.”
Branch manager Silva Goxhaj is the best point of contact. Goxhaj can be reached at (843) 364-9613 or emailed at email@example.com
Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery specializes in plastic surgery and offers a medical spa.
When asked what the most important thing to know about their business, the business said: “At Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, we treat every patient as if they are family. Our offices are warm and inviting. Our goal is to ensure that everyone leaves us feeling beautiful, confident and empowered. After all, patient satisfaction is our greatest achievement and best advertisement!”
When asked what they like about doing business on Daniel Island, the business said: “Daniel Island is fantastic because of how unique this tight knit community is. Having a location here gives Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery the exciting opportunity to become part of a growing community and even more important, the Daniel Island family.”
Practice manager Vicky Tolbert is the best point of contact. Tolbert can be reached at (843) 471-1135 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starbucks regional management was contacted for this article, but was unable to be reached by publication. The location is said to be the largest Starbucks in South Carolina, according to property owner Mike White, Broker-in-Charge of Charleston Industrial, LLC.
Derek Epperson is a family man, a businessman and a fisherman. The Indiana native also is the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s newest president at the helm of the philanthropic organization.On July 1, Epperson assumed the leadership role that was held by Mary Jo Romeo for the past year. Epperson will hold the position until July 1, 2023.He moved to Charleston in 2015 from Kentucky, where Epperson had moved after college to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. He’s been involved in the pharmaceutical business for the pa...
Derek Epperson is a family man, a businessman and a fisherman. The Indiana native also is the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s newest president at the helm of the philanthropic organization.
On July 1, Epperson assumed the leadership role that was held by Mary Jo Romeo for the past year. Epperson will hold the position until July 1, 2023.
He moved to Charleston in 2015 from Kentucky, where Epperson had moved after college to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. He’s been involved in the pharmaceutical business for the past 23 years and for the last seven years, he’s been planting his roots deep in the soil of the Lowcountry.
After Epperson arrived in the area in June 2015, four months later in October he joined the club. “I just love that (Rotary) is so service-oriented,” Epperson said. “They are a very vibrant club that is out doing great things for the community.”
In the early beginnings when Epperson first came aboard, he held the board position of public image director. Since then, he has been part of a slew of community service projects and food drives, especially around the holidays when money, time and resources are tight.
Aside from being the incoming president, he has also served as Mr. Sunshine, a role he launched to bring a bit of laughter to the club’s weekly meetings.
“Derek Epperson is a phenomenal Rotarian and leader,” Romeo said. “He is smart, strategic, kind and thoughtful... Derek has always been willing to step up and serve the club and our community.”
When Epperson was nominated by the board for the job, making him the 21st president in the club’s history dating back to 2001, he was humbled. “One of my mottos in life is to always try to leave something a little better than the way you found it.”
Epperson is aware that the clock is ticking on his newly established presidency. Under the club’s bylaws, every president gets one year in office with no consecutive terms.
This year, Epperson said the club’s focus will be on a big project initiative. Every three to four years, the club will look to do a project that betters the community like a park, memorial or garden – something that can be given back to the community for all to use.
Epperson’s goal is to lay the foundation of the next project for his successor. He hopes and intends for this tradition to be carried onward like a legacy for years to come.
For the foreseeable future, Epperson said he will put his best foot forward in all aspects of life. “I’ve got a full-time job and a full-time family. I typically try to take an hour or two each day in the morning or evening when I get home to stay caught up on any email communications or phone calls.”
Epperson lives on Clements Ferry Road near the Point Hope subdivision. When he’s not meeting the demands of running a nonprofit, he’s watching movies with his wife, Shannon, son, Gus and daughter, Maisie. Or eating out as a family at Dog & Duck, their favorite dining spot.
Rotary club holds one membership meeting a week and one board meeting a month. Next week, the club is traveling to Charleston City Hall for a fellowship event.
The next club meeting will take place Aug. 3, featuring guest speaker Nick Wong, executive director of the Maritime Association of South Carolina.
Later next month on Aug. 17 the club will be paid a visit from Rotary District Governor Bob Gross.
Daniel Island’s rotary club is made up of 94 members. Their satellite club on the Cainhoy peninsula, launched in 2021, currently has 14 members.
You know the look. The look when they need to go out. The look when they want to play. The look when their favorite person shows up or when they leave. You know the look in your pet’s eye, the silly way they sit or the curious way they tilt their head.Pet portrait painter Michele Levani focuses intently on the eyes of every loved animal she’s commissioned to paint and delivers a look of pure joy in the eyes of the owners when a painting is finished.From the age of 5, Levani had a love of drawing. “For me, draw...
You know the look. The look when they need to go out. The look when they want to play. The look when their favorite person shows up or when they leave. You know the look in your pet’s eye, the silly way they sit or the curious way they tilt their head.
Pet portrait painter Michele Levani focuses intently on the eyes of every loved animal she’s commissioned to paint and delivers a look of pure joy in the eyes of the owners when a painting is finished.
From the age of 5, Levani had a love of drawing. “For me, drawing was the start.”
Levani’s parents saw the love and cultivated it with classes. Not pick-up-a-crayon-and-color classes, but real art classes where she learned composition and the elements of perspective, depth and value. Levani studied voraciously so that now, 40 years into her life and a career as an artist, the accuracy and level of detail found in the pets she draws and paints shines through in each face.
“I consider myself a narrative artist,” Levani said. “I want to find the personality. My favorite thing ever to draw are eyes. There’s a story to tell and it’s in the eyes.”
Levani laughs and shares that she believes in the core strength of the eyes and face of her subjects so much so, that one time when a teacher tried to get her to turn her talents towards still life, she ended up drawing lips on her lemons and eyes on her apples. Levani is a prolific artist, contracted by a national pet brand, many months she produces 120 small works for pet owners nationwide. These small studies are not where she stops, though. Levani’s work is on display downtown at the only nonprofit gallery in Charleston, the Charleston Artist Guild. Among the 70-plus exhibiting members, Levani’s work with animals and people as subjects of admiration stand out as they combine equal parts precise and playful.
Levani feels at home alongside other “kindred spirits,” including Daniel Island residents Joyce Erb, Peter Finger and Betsy Jones McDonald who are also represented in the CAG East Bay gallery.Levani’s commission works come in all mediums and all sizes, from petite pen and ink drawings of pets on paper to perfect home-hung original paintings to large public art commissioned wall murals for Orvis, Ronald McDonald House and a recent collaboration with the South Carolina Aeronautics training center for Trident Technical College and Boeing.
“As an artist, I don’t want to get locked into rules,” Levani said about using just one type of medium or one particular size. She layers acrylics, inks, washes, watercolors and more. Artists, unlike our furry friends, don’t always obey. They are “rule breakers and trend-setters,” which makes this artist equally as lovable as the pets she paints. Pet lovers can visit the CAG in person downtown or view a comprehensive bio and commission pricing for Levani’s work on her website MicheleLevaniArt.com. You will also find a tab titled, “why it’s worth it all” which is the bright eyes of some very happy pet owners upon receiving her commissioned work in their forever home.
Heather MacQueen Jones is a Daniel Island artist journaling life’s journey through oil painting. Follow her stories on Instagram @heARTpalette or MacQueenJones.com.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources urge South Carolinians not to keep wild animals as pets.To protect people and wildlife, DHEC and SCDNR have teamed up to share information about the risks of keeping wild animals as pets. Wild animals live in nature and are not domesticated, meaning they’re not tame or kept as a pet or on a farm. Keeping wild animals as pets in some cases may be illegal, and puts the owner and others who encounter the animal a...
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources urge South Carolinians not to keep wild animals as pets.
To protect people and wildlife, DHEC and SCDNR have teamed up to share information about the risks of keeping wild animals as pets. Wild animals live in nature and are not domesticated, meaning they’re not tame or kept as a pet or on a farm. Keeping wild animals as pets in some cases may be illegal, and puts the owner and others who encounter the animal at risk of injury or getting diseases such as rabies.
Rabies is a deadly disease for animals and people. If a person is exposed to the rabies virus, their health care provider can recommend a series of shots as a treatment that helps prevent the person from becoming sick with rabies. While this treatment can be life-saving, the cost for receiving these shots can be more than $10,000 per person.
The best way to protect yourself is to do what you can to prevent possible rabies exposure. DHEC and SCDNR recommend that you protect yourself and others by:
? Leaving wildlife alone and not keeping wild animals as “pets.”
? Not approaching an animal in need. Contact a wildlife rehabilitator for the type of animal in need. Deer, fox, and coyote rehabilitators require a special permit issued by SCDNR. A registry of rehabilitators, maintained by SCDNR, is available at bit.ly/3IQhqKG.
? Contact your local animal control for stray and feral cats and dogs, a wildlife control operator for nuisance wildlife, or a wildlife rehabilitator for sick and injured wildlife.
? Never touching wild or stray animals with your bare hands.
? Vaccinating pets and livestock against rabies. By law, all dogs, cats, and ferrets must be vaccinated. You can find low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at bit.ly/3aNrSpz. It’s also recommended that livestock receive their rabies vaccinations as well.
In South Carolina, the most common animals to test positive for rabies are wild animals, such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that a skunk, raccoon, fox, or bat that bites someone should be euthanized
and tested for rabies as soon as possible. While cats and dogs may be able to undergo quarantined observation for a specific time period to determine whether they contracted rabies, holding wild animals for observation isn’t a safe option because it’s not known how long it takes for rabies symptoms to appear in different types of wild animals. And since there is no approved rabies vaccine for wild animals kept as pets, even vaccinated wild animals will be treated as unvaccinated.
Bishop England High School football coach John Cantey is ready for some football. He also is ready for a season with fewer injuries.The Bishops battled injuries last year, causing depth chart issues, especially at quarterback and limped home with a 3-8 record.“We lost two quarterbacks in one game,” Cantey said. “We had a lot of people injured. But we gained experience at just about every position. That’s the good news. We hope to capitalize on that. Another big difference is we had only 11 seniors last y...
Bishop England High School football coach John Cantey is ready for some football. He also is ready for a season with fewer injuries.
The Bishops battled injuries last year, causing depth chart issues, especially at quarterback and limped home with a 3-8 record.
“We lost two quarterbacks in one game,” Cantey said. “We had a lot of people injured. But we gained experience at just about every position. That’s the good news. We hope to capitalize on that. Another big difference is we had only 11 seniors last year. This year, we have 25.”
That’s one of the bigger senior classes in a while for the Bishops, who hold their first day of practice July 29 as member schools of the High School League get the green light to kick off the 2022 practice season.
Philip Simmons High School will also hold its first practice that same day as they prepare for the upcoming season.
While Bishop England drops from Class AAA to AA, the Iron Horses make the jump up to Class AAA for the first time in the school’s brief history. Coach Eric Bendig and his staff have built a strong foundation and the numbers attached to the program are impressive.
Bendig expects 60 players for the first varsity practice. The junior varsity program is solid with 55-60 players and the B Team should top 40 players by the time it plays its first game.
“It’s always the same for me,” Bendig said. “I have put last season to bed and we moved some players around in the offseason. Now, we get to see what kind of work they’ve put in since January. We get to see the results of their work at practice.”
Philip Simmons is coming off its best season ever when the Iron Horses posted an 11-2 record, winning Region 6-AA and reaching the third round of the playoffs. The Iron Horses dominated foes last fall, outscoring the competition 468-166.
While most of the changes for Philip Simmons will be in personnel, the Bishops have reconfigured their offense. Last season, the Bishops used the spread offense. This year, the Bishops will go back to the triple option.
“Part of it is because the triple option works best with the people we have,” Cantey said. “But the other factor is common sense. We have to possess the football and have long drives. Last year, on first down, we lost yardage 50 percent of the time.”
Cantey had health issues and underwent surgery, while taking some time off. “I haven’t felt this good in about seven, eight years,” he said at the end of spring practice. Cantey expects healthy numbers when the Bishops open camp. The Bishops had about 60 players out for spring practice and the numbers should hold steady during the fall.
The Bishops kick off the season with a showdown against Porter-Gaud on Aug. 26.
Meanwhile, Philip Simmons will open the regular season on Aug. 19 against Andrews.