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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 email@example.com.
Cold Shoulder Gourmet owner Craig Edmunds sold his last sandwich of the day at 1:02 p.m. on June 20, just two weeks after the new grab-and-go gourmet sandwich shop debuted in West Ashley.Selling out of sandwiches has become a near-daily occurrence at Cold Shoulder Gourmet, too. Walking inside the 1684 Old Towne Road pick-up-only destination Edmunds renovated himself, it’s clear this is not your average sandwich shop.A seven sandwich menu lists ingredients like house-made truffle cream, nduja, fresh mozzarella and Toscano ...
Cold Shoulder Gourmet owner Craig Edmunds sold his last sandwich of the day at 1:02 p.m. on June 20, just two weeks after the new grab-and-go gourmet sandwich shop debuted in West Ashley.
Selling out of sandwiches has become a near-daily occurrence at Cold Shoulder Gourmet, too. Walking inside the 1684 Old Towne Road pick-up-only destination Edmunds renovated himself, it’s clear this is not your average sandwich shop.
A seven sandwich menu lists ingredients like house-made truffle cream, nduja, fresh mozzarella and Toscano salami.
Behind the counter, Edmunds listens to a customer’s order before taking a few steps back to his prep area where he slices meat and builds the sandwich to order. In the four to five minutes it takes to layer the prosciutto, Parmesan, truffle cream, truffle honey and greens that make up one called the Gourmet, Edmunds has asked the customer to share her life story.
It doesn’t come across as nosey or intrusive — the Kenyan-born chef genuinely wants to get to know every customer that walks inside the shop’s doors.
This simple combination of quality ingredients and friendly service works, as evidenced by the number of Charleston area residents flocking to the West Ashley shop that shares a strip center with Locals Sushi and India Spice, along with other small businesses.
“I did not anticipate all the love that I have received from the community,” Edmunds said. “The community has shown out for me, and I feel so blessed.”
Edmunds’ path to West Ashley starts in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was born. As a kid, he spent a lot of time cooking vindaloo, curry and samosas with his grandfather who was born in India. Learning in the kitchen while having access to fresh produce shaped Edmunds’ appreciation for local ingredients.
When he moved to Charleston in 2012, however, Edmunds wasn’t headed toward a career in the food and beverage industry. He studied fine art and photography at the now-closed Art Institute of Charleston, picking up shifts at goat.sheep.cow and Queen Street Grocery to pay his way through.
That work became his full-time job after a short stint at LePrince Fine Art Gallery. Like many others, the COVID-19 pandemic inspired him to branch off on his own.
“I just knew that it was time to switch parts and I needed to start following my dreams,” Edmunds said. “I wanted to be able to provide reasonable, really good fare to people who potentially don’t always have access to it.”
That meant opening Cold Shoulder Gourmet on Sundays and Mondays to provide a place for food and beverage industry workers to grab a quick bite to eat on their days off. There is always a $5 sandwich option on the menu, with none of the other combinations exceeding $12.
Three purveyors are shaping Edmund’s daily menu: Smoking Goose Meatery in Indianapolis, King Tide Farms in North Charleston and Saffron Restaurant & Bakery in downtown Charleston. Meats are hand sliced daily for sandwiches that are served on Saffron’s soft focaccia bread.
The menu’s staple sandwiches are joined by a rotating weekend special that features a hard-to-find meat and likely truffles. Salads, sodas and gourmet snacks like Hattie B’s chicken skin chips are also available for pick-up.
When it’s on the menu, the Spicy is one of Cold Shoulder Gourmet’s top sellers and the sandwich Edmunds says he enjoys eating the most. Nduja, Toscano and Piccante salamis, greens, Parmesan, truffle cream and truffle hot sauce make up the complex sandwich that’s difficult to put down once you start eating.
The nduja — a spicy spreadable salami — has a subtle heat that’s mellowed out by the truffle cream, made by combining shaved black truffles with mascarpone and cream cheese. Salty shaved Parmesan and those crisp King Tide greens add some necessary texture, juxtaposed by the pillowy focaccia.
Exactly the type of sandwich you can picture chefs wanting to eat for lunch on their day off.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston city officials approved the first steps for a developer to build a car wash, retail space and restaurant space along West Ashley Circle near the Walmart.“That would be fine with me, it’s already a cool spot. So expansion is good,” says Richard Brooks who has lived in West Ashley for a few years and says he likes the area.“There’s lots of trees, there’s lots of stuff going on too at the same time. It’s not too developed, so a little more couldn’...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston city officials approved the first steps for a developer to build a car wash, retail space and restaurant space along West Ashley Circle near the Walmart.
“That would be fine with me, it’s already a cool spot. So expansion is good,” says Richard Brooks who has lived in West Ashley for a few years and says he likes the area.
“There’s lots of trees, there’s lots of stuff going on too at the same time. It’s not too developed, so a little more couldn’t hurt,” Brooks says.
Developers proposed a plan that would have a walkable plaza with a few businesses along the circle with parking in the back. They said they have an interested restaurant company who was part of designing the indoor and outdoor seating. They are also looking at take-out window on the patio.
“I’ll always take more food, more food more options. The better for me, not so much for my diet,” Miles White says.
White has lived in the area a few months. He says he isn’t sure about moving when his lease is up, but with a few new attractions right near his home, he says it’s a great place to be.
“If more restaurants come this way, all the better,” he said.
But, some people say the convenience of West Ashley is that it is not as compact as downtown. Kevin Earle says he doesn’t mind the idea, but worries that traffic is already overwhelming for the suburb.
“There’s advantages for it, but at the same time the more you pack in there the less you can move around,” Earle says.
There are some wetlands on the proposed property, but the developer is not planning to fill them. They will build the car wash and retail/restaurant building on the highlands.
Jordyn Goodman and her family just moved to West Ashley from the Summerville area. She says the local attractions are a big draw for the neighborhood.
“I’m excited. I mean we’re moving here and now something else is happening. It’s like – Woo! Stuff!” Goodman says.
The design review board approved the conceptual designs for the development with a few requirements for adjusting awnings, planning specific landscaping and making sure there are no noise violations.
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Hurricane season is officially here, and you can find everything you need to know on a beer can, thanks to Tradesman Brewing Co. and Lowe’s Foods.In partnership with Dorchester County Emergency Management Department (EMD), Tradesman Brewing recently launched its Know Your Zone lager, exclusively available at Lowe’s Foods in Summerville, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant. Plans to expand to other Lowe’s locations across the state are in the works.Sara Gayle McConnell, owner, bean counter and head minion of Tradesm...
Hurricane season is officially here, and you can find everything you need to know on a beer can, thanks to Tradesman Brewing Co. and Lowe’s Foods.
In partnership with Dorchester County Emergency Management Department (EMD), Tradesman Brewing recently launched its Know Your Zone lager, exclusively available at Lowe’s Foods in Summerville, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant. Plans to expand to other Lowe’s locations across the state are in the works.
Sara Gayle McConnell, owner, bean counter and head minion of Tradesman Brewing was approached April 13 with a simple question from David Amann from the Dorchester County EMD: “Wouldn’t it be cool if we just had a hurricane beer?”
The EMD held its annual hurricane preparedness and public outreach meeting in mid-April to talk about ways to educate others and spread awareness. During a topic of new and unique ways to “send out the same old message each year,” Amann threw out an offhanded idea to the staff, thinking it wasn’t going to amount to much.
“I just randomly thought, ‘As an adult, what would actually get me to potentially look at something?’ And then I was like, ‘What about beer? Would it be legally allowed to partner with a brewery or something?’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, why not?’”
After contacting the EMD’s public information officer and legal team, the ball started rolling.
Amann reached out to a friend who worked at Frothy Beard’s Off-World Summerville location, who put him in touch with the manager. They loved the idea, according to Amann, but were unable to help brew enough beer in time for the Hurricane Expo on June 1 due to tank space.
That was when McConnell was added to the email chain.
“Sara sent me this pretty nice email saying that she was super onboard,” Amann said. “And she wanted to schedule a meeting right away. So she just basically jumped right in the pool with me super quick and that’s when it kind of took off way faster than I expected it to.”
Amann’s initial plan was to create a hurricane beer, sell it for the season (June 1-Nov. 30) and call it a day, according to McConnell. However, after some more thought and discussion, the teams from Tradesman Brewing and the EMD crafted the idea of making the can more than just a beer, but a starting point for education.
The team at the EMD was also along for the ride during the whole process — from brewing to label design to canning. It was a collaborative effort from both teams to put out a beer that not only tastes good, but provides useful information for the hurricane season and beyond.
“Obviously they own the beer, but it truly has been a partnership,” Amann said.
The final product of Know Your Zone features a QR code that leads directly to hurricane.sc, an online hurricane guide to help build a plan, know where to evacuate and how to connect with support during a hurricane.
According to McConnell, because of the exclusivity Tradesman has with Lowe’s, the Know Your Zone can will be featured on an endcap, placed alongside other hurricane essentials. “Scan the code, see what goes in the kit and purchase it right there next to the beer.”
On the backend, McConnell added that the QR codes are also an opportunity for the EMD and Tradesman to learn. The teams can track the number of clicks on the QR code, allowing them to see if the number of scans increase during a named storm, for example.
As for the style of beer, McConnell wanted to work with Amann and his team to make something special for the seasonal brew.
“I think because it’s hurricane season, and in summer, we were looking for a light, easy drinking style of beer,” McConnell said. “And so a lager is typically what people think of, but a lager traditionally takes three weeks to a month and a half.”
Though a traditional summer lager wasn’t quite in the cards for Know Your Zone, McConnell had another idea: “How do we move beer through your tanks faster?” she added. “A California Cooler is the way to do that. It’s a lager that’s brewed at ale temperatures, so it means 10 days to two weeks for fermentation. And we put a little bit of lemon on the backend just to give it a crispness.”
“Sara was the perfect person to get the idea,” Amann said. “She has just been amazing to work with.”
“It’s about education,” McConnell said. “It’s not about the business. It’s about what we’re doing for the community. To keep them safe.”
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Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg on Monday announced a new city initiative to get more people to focus on caring for the health of their brain as much as they might exercise their bodies.The community outreach effort organized by the City of Charleston’s Office on Aging seeks to help people focus on the four pillars of brain health, which Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, director of S.C. Institute for Brain Health, described as ensuring social engagem...
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg on Monday announced a new city initiative to get more people to focus on caring for the health of their brain as much as they might exercise their bodies.
The community outreach effort organized by the City of Charleston’s Office on Aging seeks to help people focus on the four pillars of brain health, which Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, director of S.C. Institute for Brain Health, described as ensuring social engagement, boosting cognitive learning, doing physical exercise and improving nutrition.
“Talk[ing] about these four pillars of brain health [means] that we can, number one, be sure we know the signs and can recognize a problem when it occurs, but secondly, know the tools that can help quality of life and even provide some remedy,” Tecklenberg said at a West Ashley forum at the Lowcountry Senior Center.
“At the end of the day, we talk about quality of life — what’s more important than your health? And that includes our brain health.”
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report. Approximately 95,000 South Carolinians are currently living with the disease.
Jamie Roper, coordinator of the Office on Aging, encouraged members of the community to incorporate the pillars of brain health into their everyday lives. The goal of the new initiative is to instill a dedication to brain health in Charleston and provide resources for families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
“The community initiative is to have the community get active to do whatever they can do for brain health,” Roper said. “Since this is Alzheimer’s and brain health month, we want people to get engaged to look at those four pillars and say, ‘How can I change the course of my life?’ by something as simple as changing your diet, or going for a walk or learning a new dance, taking a yoga class to do stress management, to do whatever they can to promote better brain health.”
The Alzheimer’s Association has a call center available for support at 1-800-272-3900 and can connect families and individuals with support groups, said Sam Wiley, vice president of programs for the S.C. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The association offers support online with education materials that distinguish warning signs to help with early detection of the onset of the disease, as well as distinguish how Alzheimer’s differs from dementia, he said.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The 20/20 League is something co-founders Tre McLean and Travis Smith say they wish they had growing up in Charleston.The former West Ashley and Porter-Gaud basketball stand-outs started the youth basketball organization last summer.“I mean we love what we do here,” McLean said. “Very passionate about this program just because for Travis and I, where we come from. When we look at these kids, we see ourselves. So with that being said, this is what drives us.”Right now the ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The 20/20 League is something co-founders Tre McLean and Travis Smith say they wish they had growing up in Charleston.
The former West Ashley and Porter-Gaud basketball stand-outs started the youth basketball organization last summer.
“I mean we love what we do here,” McLean said. “Very passionate about this program just because for Travis and I, where we come from. When we look at these kids, we see ourselves. So with that being said, this is what drives us.”
Right now the program just serves middle school age kids. McLean says it’s a way for them to help athletes from different backgrounds in the Charleston area excel on and off the court.
He adds that he’s seen kids grow in the program from year one to year two.
“The kids, they’re more receptive to the information,” McLean said. “We’ve had kids who come to us and say ‘hey I’ve been struggling in school. I only saw myself as an athlete I thought if I scored the most points or won this championship this is how I would reach my goal.”
In the organizations second summer, they’re also hosting town halls for players and their parents to hear from different guest speakers and to learn how to prepare to be student athletes at the next level.
“SAT, ACT prep, GPA’s, core classes, importance of your guidance counselor,” McLean said. “Also able to instill confidence and self awareness. How should you behave in the classroom, on the bench, listen, be coachable.”
He says the 20/20 League has grown from 140 kids last summer to about 180 this summer. McLean says they have a goal of expanding it to 240 kids next summer.
They also have their sights set on expanding to more age ranges in the future.
“We wanted to instill and create a resource that if we had when we were coming up, maybe would have given some of our piers an even greater chance at success,” McLean said.
More information on the 20/20 League is on the organizations website.
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