Old Dogs, New Tricks

 

By Tammy Davis   I love it when the universe gives us what we need. Lately, I’ve been trying to grow my audience. I’ve asked several experts for advice, and…

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A Defense Against Wine Snobbery

 

By Thomas H. George Founder, Bacchus & Books   Ah, the wine snob. We all know one (or more!). In my view they give wine a bad name, because wine should…

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Saws, Maters, & Men Long Gone

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Growing up in eastern Georgia deep in pines, I wakened to the wail of chainsaws six days a week. Yellow McCullochs and red Poulans sliced through…

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Virtual Reedy River Duck Derby to be held in one week

 

The Reedy River Duck Derby will be held on July 11, but not in the way most Greenville residents are used to. There will be no rubber ducks going over…

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From Three Black Men to Two

 

By Tammy Davis   1990. Summer School, a place nobody ever wants to be. One of my first teaching assignments, and nothing from my education classes applied. The students fell…

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Fried Green Tomatoes

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   My back-road explorations take me to little eateries tucked neatly in the middle of nowhere, whistle-stop places. Country folks run these deep-fried, lonely roadside stops so…

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July 4th on Lake Murray

 

The Capital City/ Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board is pleased to present Lake Murray’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 4th.  At approximately 9:15 or dark, fireworks will launch…

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Summer camps continue at Town Theatre – virtual AND in-person!

 

Summer Camps Continue at Town Theatre! Let’s go! Summer camp is in full swing ~ virtual AND in person options for ALL ages are available July 6-31. We offer a…

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This Is What We Like – Robert Gardiner, Jazz Musician

 

By Tammy Davis   January 2020. Date night, back when folks could actually leave the house. On that rainy evening, I showered, put on make-up, fixed my hair and wore…

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The Outhouse Flower

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   I remember Mom talked of a flower with a strange name, hollyhocks. She talked flowers a lot mentioning dahlias, Cape jasmines, which go by jasmines, gardenia,…

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What Makes a Party Unforgettable? (It takes a village…and plenty of SPF)

 

By Mitchell Crosby Founder, JMC Charleston When it comes to event design and production, I have always been passionate about creating “a one in a lifetime event.”  Designing an experience…

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High Spirits Hospitality’s Tammy Johnson wins GSA Woman of Influence

 

Tammy Johnson, CEO and owner of High Spirits Hospitality, was named a GSA Woman of Influence on Wednesday. Johnson was born in Houston, but moved to Greenville in 2009, where…

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The Language of Wine

 

By Thomas H. George Founder, Bacchus & Books Wine, like many subjects, has its own terminology, vernacular, and technical jargon. To wit, terms such as: “batonnage, foudre, lees, and Geneva…

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Grace Will Lead Us Home: A Compelling Guide to Understanding the Emanuel Church shootings

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   Rarely does a book appeal to all my “reading” senses – well written, important message, compelling story and human connections. “Grace Will Lead Us Home”…

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Sword Drills and The Devil, We’re All Scared to Death

 

By Tammy Davis   If you grew up Baptist, you know all about sword drills. At my little church in Bishopville, SC, it went like this: the Sunday school teacher…

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A Childhood, The Biography of a Place

 

By Tom Poland   The book is 9.25 inches long, 6.5 inches wide, and less than an inch thick. Its 182 pages present a world well-fed folks can only guess…

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Charleston Equity initiative announces guest speakers for Charleston Equity Concert

 

Charleston Equity Initiative announced the guest speakers for the Charleston Equity Concert, a virtual benefit concert featuring local black artists and local black community guest speakers. The concert will be…

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Fun Run and Race scheduled in Summerville to benefit Alzheimer’s family support services – August 22

 

The ARK, Alzheimer’s family support services, announces that early bird registration for its 21st Annual McElveen Race For The ARK is now open through August 20. The race is planned for August…

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The Bad Dream, the Book Bag, and the KKK

 

By Tammy Davis   1993 found me at an alternative school with a mixed bunch of students. Trashy kids and nice kids. Plenty of thugs and more than enough rednecks.…

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Just One Great Adventure

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   On my way back I crossed Clarks Hill Lake twice. In soft early evening light, the water lay like a mirror. Smooth as glass as we…

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The Soundtrack of the Pandemic – Those Voices in My Head

 

By Reba Hull Campbell Hearing someone’s voice encourages a connection that’s completely different than just exchanging a text, an email or even a handwritten letter. A voice is as distinctive…

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Ready or Not, It’s Back to Work.

 

By Amy Coward   When I came home from work a couple of months ago, I washed my thermos and stared at it. I wondered how long it would be…

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Disasters and Dreams

 

By Tammy Davis   It took two disasters to throw me into writing.  The first was a natural disaster:  the Thousand Year Flood that hit in 2015.  Thank you notes…

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July 4th on Lake Murray

 

The Capital City/ Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board is pleased to present Lake Murray’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 4th.  At approximately 9:15 or dark, fireworks will launch…

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Woods, Waters, and Flowers

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   A botanical superstar lives in the South. It’s exquisite, ephemeral, and periled, in that much of its habitat lies beneath lakes. I’m writing about the rocky…

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Reedy River Duck Derby to go virtual this summer

 

The Reedy River Duck derby will have a new twist this year – it will be virtual rubber ducks going over the falls this July 11. Rotary Club of the…

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Relic Room will reopen, with precautions, starting Saturday, May 30

 

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will be open again starting Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. The museum, which has been closed since mid-March because of…

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2020 Tacos n’ Tequila Fiesta postponed for crowd safety

 

To protect the hungry, taco-loving crowd of Greenville and guarantee an unforgettable time for all, the annual Tacos ‘n Tequila Fiesta has been postponed until further notice. As one of…

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Quarantine Heartbreak

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Ten of The Corona Chronicles Part Nine here Part Eight here Part Seven here Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here After…

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If At First You Don’t Succeed

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Among my father’s passions were birds and woodworking. He made bluebird boxes in his workshop and mounted them around home. He loved hummingbirds and looked for…

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A Few Life Lessons for New Graduates

 

By Reba Hull Campbell   When May 23 rolls around every year, I put aside all the other renowned celebrations that fall on the same day  – Eliza Doolittle Day,…

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Dusting Off Your Instinct

 

By Cathy Rigg Monetti   WHAT A STRANGE and unsettling time we’re in, suffering the coronavirus pandemic. Two months of self-isolation and at least we can say we have managed…

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Relic Room awarded re-accreditation by American Alliance of Museums

 

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. National accreditation recognizes the highest standards of excellence among American museums.…

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Parties and Pandemics – Slowing Coming Out

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Nine of The Corona Chronicles Part Eight here Part Seven here Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here Nothing says…

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Junkyard Beauty

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. It’s true. We live in a throwaway society and junkyard junkies seek bargains. Making use of discards is frugal.…

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Looking Pretty in a Pandemic

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Eight of The Corona Chronicles Part Seven here Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   Week eight, and…

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The Pull Of Beauty

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Over the last five years, I’ve developed two traditions I plan to never break. Come March and come May, I drop everything and head to three…

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Roosevelt Was Right; The Every-Single-Senior Project

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Seven of The Corona Chronicles Part Six here Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   Part Seven of The Corona…

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Buzzard Luck

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   A searing, sweaty summer day … just as my friend leaned over to pick up his dropped keys, his glasses slid onto the asphalt and cracked.…

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Love in the Time of Corona, Fishing and First Dates

 

  By Tammy Davis   Part Six of a Very Long Series, The Corona Chronicles Part Five here Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   Courting in the midst…

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Had Harry Sat Here

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   Rain, rain, and more rain. It hasn’t been a biblical forty days and forty nights but sure seems like it. A record sopping-wet winter has creeks…

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Buddy bear.

 

By Cathy Rigg Monetti   There are a thousand reasons, I suppose, we are obsessed with the bear. He’s beautiful, for one. Big, and healthy, with a full shiny coat…

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The Toilet Paper Caper

 

By Tammy Davis Part Five of the Corona Chronicles Part Four here Part Three here Part Two here Part One here   I just finished the Toilet Paper Caper, a virtual 5K. Thank goodness…

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High As A Georgia Pine

 
Tom Poland

By Tom Poland   The South and its vernacular, love it and never lose it. Seems to me, we have the finest, most colorful expressions. Yes, Southerners have a flair…

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The Things I Miss

 

By Tammy Davis     Part Four of the Corona Chronicles Part One here Part Two here Part Three here   I’m following the governor’s orders, but I still had church and…

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Be well.

 

By Cathy Rigg Monetti   YESTERDAY WE AWOKE to a strange and beautiful scene. It was 5:55 a.m., and through our east window we saw that slight but gorgeous glow…

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State Museum e-learning resources update

 

While the State Museum is closed to the public, we are committed to continuing to fulfill our mission to providing educational environments that entertain and inspire.Museum curators and educators are…

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