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DOWNTOWN GREER From April 2016


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Celebrities set for BMW Charity Pro-Am
APR 21, 2016

Thornblade Club continues as the host course in the BMW Charity Pro-Am.
 

Celebrities participating in the BMW Charity Pro-Am were announced today representing stars the stage and screen.

The first three rounds of the Web.com tour competition is played May 19-22 at Thornblade Club in Greer, The Preserve at Verdae (Greenville) and the Reserve at Lake Keowee (Sunset). The final 18 is played at Thornblade Club.

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A roaring good show is ahead for The Lion King, Jr.
APR 13, 2016

Final rehearsals for The Lion King, Jr.
 

The Greer Children's Theater is putting the finishing touches on production of Disney's The Lion King Jr. opening at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center on Friday at 7 p.m.

The GCT will run the show on consecutive weekends with show times on Friday, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m.

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Blue Ridge Brewing so close to opening you can taste it
APR 12, 2016

The mash tun, formerly in the Blue Ridge Brewing Co. in downtown Greenville, was made of copper and came from the Czech Republic.
 

The Blue Ridge Brewing Co. is beginning to see the foam on top of their beer.

Bob Hiller, owner of Greer’s restaurant and craft brewpub at 308 Trade Street, is awaiting for clearance on the alcohol beverage permit from SLED to announce an official opening date.

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Ancient eyebrow threading will be demonstrated
APR 8, 2016

Ancient eyebrow threading will be demonstrated

Eyebrow threading, a technique founded more than 6,000 years ago has gained popularity in western cultures.

Threading is one of the cultural demonstrations Saturday at the International Festival held at City Park, City Hall and the amphitheater.

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Sword, belly dancing featured event at International Festival
APR 8, 2016

Sword, belly dancing featured event at International Festival

As cultures and different countries come together, there are often unimaginable talents.

Take sword and belly dancing, one of the exhibitions at the International Festival at Greer City Park on Saturday.

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International Festival is biggest ever scheduled
APR 6, 2016

International Festival is biggest ever scheduled

Join the Greer community Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as the world is brought to Greer City Park.

The International Festival features 22 countries, 14 sports, 10 vendors in the marketplace, 10 non-profits, and seven different food vendors.

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Edwin McCain to headline annual Greer Family Fest
APR 5, 2016

Edwin McCain will be the headline performer at this year's Greer Family Fest.

Edwin McCain will be the headline performer for the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce's 32nd Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival.

"This year’s event will be another great time for families to enjoy all of the great things our community has to offer. Having Edwin McCain as our head line performer will be exciting as we welcome another home grown musical artist to our stage," said festival Chairman Rudy Painter.

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Touch a Truck is tonight. View the Map of the Trucks that will be here.
APR 5, 2016

Touch a Truck is tonight.  View the Map of the Trucks that will be here.

Touch a Truck will be from 6-8pm tonight on Trade St. in downtown Greer.

Bring the family down to see fire trucks, police cars, boom trucks, school buses, construction equipment and much more.

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The Benchmark bike shop's name backstory
APR 2, 2016

Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co., was named for co-partners Benjamin Griswold and Benjamin Schowe.
 
 

We have been frequently asked how the Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co., got its name. So, here’s the back story according to co-owner Ben Schowe.

“I grew up within a household where my dad’s name was Ben,” said Schowe. “I ran in high school with a teammate named Ben and when I was in college, my roommate was named Ben. When I was in the service I reported an officer named Ben.

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