Mount Pleasant Paintball will hold its grand opening 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
It’s the product of Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Ken Glasson.
Look for it at 2637 Clements Ferry Road in Cainhoy and at www.mountpleasantpaintball.com.
The “farm-to-table” concept is now at the mall.
Each Saturday during February and March, Northwoods Mall will offer a “Farm-to-Table” market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Locally made items such as barbecue sauce, honey, jams, jellies, salsas, flavor-infused olive oils and others will be available from specialty vendors.
“We wanted to create an atmosphere where shoppers could go out for their daily shopping at the mall and also to have the opportunity to pick up farmers’ market specialty items without having to be outside in the chilly and sometimes dreary weather,” said Keli Tolley, assistant general manager of Northwoods Mall.
Less take-home pay from the payroll tax hike and continued political wrangling in Washington will depress spending in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
The trade group predicts retail sales will rise 3.4 percent this year, down from 4.2 percent in 2012. The modest spending forecast comes after holiday sales fell short of expectations.
The first big book sale of the year is coming up.
The Charleston Friends of the Library will hold its first of five yearly book sales Feb. 22-23 at the Otranto Regional Branch at 2261 Otranto Road in North Charleston. It runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23.
Prices start at $1 for paperbacks and $3 for hardbacks. Children’s books start at 50 cents. Funds raised support the county library system. Admission is free.
For more information go to www.CharlestonLibraryFriends.org.
The love bug makes people do crazy things, but shelling out a lot more money on loved ones than last year is not one of them this Valentine’s Day.
Spending is expected to rise 3.9 percent, less than half of the 8.5 percent increase last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s latest survey.
The average person will spend about $131 on candy, cards, gifts and other items, up from $126 last year. Total spending will reach $18.6 billion.
Men will spend the most, on average $176 on jewelry, flowers, a romantic evening out and more, or nearly twice as much as their counterparts, who will shell out about $89.
About 51 percent of people will buy candy, and more than one-third will treat someone to flowers. About 20 percent will buy jewelry while nearly 16 percent will buy clothing. Fifteen percent of gift givers will also include a card.