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Clemson's STEAM exhibit returns to Artisphere for fourth year
MAY 1, 2017

Clemson's STEAM exhibit returns to Artisphere for fourth year

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

The bells will be ringing atop Clemson University’s Tillman Hall, but the people choosing which notes to play will be tapping a keyboard and listening from an arts festival in downtown Greenville.

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Spin Doctors headline Concert Party, second event features variety
MAY 1, 2017

Spin Doctors headline Concert Party, second event features variety

The Spin Doctors headline the BMW Charity Pro-Am The Concert Party on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center Amphitheater. Tickets are $250.

Music fans looking for a less expensive option can attend Thursday night’s 6-10 p.m. free Celebrity Concert on Main featuring “Back 9” in addition to the routine by Larry the Cable Guy. Also scheduled to perform May 18 are Mark Bryan and Dean Felber (Hootie and The Blowfish), Preston Pohl (The Voice), and country artists Steve Azar and Colt Ford.

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Thomas McConnell's 'I Have Seen My Death' awarded best non-fiction
APR 24, 2017

Dr. Thomas McConnell's  “I Have Seen My Death”, was awarded first place for the non-fiction 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition.

After being diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer, Dr. Thomas McConnell drew from a remembered conversation with a research nurse and from his own dreams to write “I Have Seen My Death”, which was awarded first place for non-fiction at the 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition Sunday at the Morris Museum of Art.

McConnell is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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Aaron Rodgers, Chipper Jones among celebrities announced for BMW Pro-Am
APR 20, 2017

Web.com professionals will be paired with amateurs and celebrities during the BMW Pro-Am.
 
 

Past, present and future sports and entertainment champions and personalities will be on display at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in May 15-21.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion XLV (2010 season), and former Atlanta Braves Chipper Jones, All-Star and World Series Champion (1995) will headline the celebrities announced Thursday for the May 15-21 tournament that pairs Web.com Tour amateurs with professionals.

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Sizing up young firefighters in full gear
APR 16, 2017

Jackets and helmets are oversized for the kids.
 

Greer Firefighter James Morgan had one of the most popular demonstration stations at Century Park’s Eggtastic Easter Egg hunt and fun stations sponsored by the City’s Recreation Department.

Morgan said showing kids firefighting equipment and vehicles and dressing them in adult firefighter gear is part of the fun part of his job.

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Tryon Blockhouse jockey entries doubled, purse is biggest ever
APR 13, 2017

The 48 registered jockeys reverses a 10-year decline in the race's participation.
 

The number of top-rated jockeys competing in the 71st Tryon Block House Races on Saturday, in Columbus, N.C., has more than doubled last year's participation numbers.

With 48 registered jockeys, it reverses a 10-year decline in the race's participation.

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Video: Inaugural Greer Trade Day report
APR 12, 2017

Video: Inaugural Greer Trade Day report

View Alex Love’s report on Greer Trade Day and what shoppers and vendors said of the inaugural event.

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We've got the Moonlight Movies schedule, run time, link to sites for activities, games, puzzles
APR 9, 2017

Zootopia begins a nine-week, June 1 - July 27 –  Moonlight Movies schedule.
 

The Moonlight Movies schedule at City Park is set.

The Moonlight Movies, all free, are June 1-July 27 on nine consecutive Thursdays. The movies begin at dark in the park’s amphitheater.

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Chase Bryant to headline Family Festival
APR 7, 2017

Chase Bryant, 24, is the youngest headliner at the Greer Family Festival.
 

Chase Bryant is the headline performer for the 33rd Annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, throughout downtown Greer and City Park.

Bryant, 24, will perform a concert on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. He is the youngest entertainer to headline the festival.

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Greer art students earn top honors at juried show
APR 5, 2017

Brody Young's first place entry.
 

Greer High School art students Michelle Gonzalez, Saya Matsuda and Brody Young won first place honors at the City of Greer juried art exhibit. Gonzalez won two first place honors.

“Greer: An Upstate Destination” and “Greer Goes Global” were the themes. The student’s art exhibits are on display in the lobby of City Hall.

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Greer's Kaityn Adams headed to national equestrian event
APR 5, 2017

Kaitlyn Adams placed third in the Varsity Intermediate over fences class at the Zone 4 Equestrian National competition.
 

Kaitlyn Adams from Greer, placed third in the Varsity Intermediate over fences class at the Zone 4 Equestrian National competition.

Adams, on the Clear View Equestrian team, competed against riders from South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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Take a walk and see what horses, riders see for first time in a competition
APR 4, 2017

Take a walk and see what horses, riders see for first time in a competition

Update: Due to the weather, the walk has been rescheduled for Thursday at the same time.

Here’s idea for a pleasant walk for all generations and kids.

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Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt postponed
APR 3, 2017

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt postponed

The forecast for rain and the possibility of severe weather Monday evening has postponed the Glow in the Dark Easter egg hunt until next Monday, April 10.

Greer CPW Public Information Officer Alison Rauch stated: “Unfortunately, because this is a fundraiser for Greer Relief and Greer Community Ministries we are not able to offer refunds if you are unable to attend April 10th.”

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World Equestrian Games launches logo, begins promoting 2018 evemt
APR 1, 2017

The panel of the Friday press conference: (left to right) are FEI WEG Press Officer Jennifer Wood, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez, U.S. Equestrian President Murray Kessler, FEI WEG CEO Mark Bellissimo, and FEI WEG President and Sport Director Michael Stone.
 
 
 

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) unveiled the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (FEI WEG) event logo at the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals in Omaha, Neb., on Friday.

Held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, the 2018 FEI WEG will be held September 11-23 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C.

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Hollywild closed for 2017 season, possibly won't reopen
MAR 30, 2017

Hollywild closed for 2017 season, possibly won't reopen

Hollywild Animal Park will not be opening for the 2017 season and it's likely the park will not re-open to the public, according to the park’s board of directors.

A lack of funding is the reason the board cited. Volunteers will assist the members of the Meeks family, co-founders of the park, to care for the animals.

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2017-2018 Broadway season features diverse lineup
MAR 29, 2017

Jessie Mueller as Jenna in the original broadway production of

The 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center features Tony Award winners, poignant plots, rousing music, classic love stories and celebrated blockbusters.

The nine-show season features the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, “Fun Home”, and the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Revival, “The Color Purple”. The lineup also includes the soaring songs of “The Bodyguard”, the New York Times Critics’ Pick high-octane smash, “School of Rock”, the inspiring true story of “On Your Feet!”, the empowering journey of “Waitress” and the continuation of the Phantom’s journey in “Love Never Dies”. Also part of the season are the highly-anticipated returns of two blockbusters, “Les Misérables” and the new production of “The Phantom of the Opera”.

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Video: NCAA March Madness bounces into the heart of Greenville
MAR 15, 2017

Video: NCAA March Madness bounces into the heart of Greenville

Fans get an opportunity to see all the teams playing in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Basketball tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center at a free practice Thursday from noon-7: 30 p.m. The Friday and Sunday games are sold out.

The Greenville Fan Fest will be held downtown at the corner of Main and Broad Street noon-5 p.m. Saturday. A full-length basketball court will be assembled in the middle of the party.

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'Hamilton' is making its way to Greenville
FEB 23, 2017

'Hamilton' is coming to Greenville for the 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center.
 

The national tour of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” will play Greenville’s Peace Center in 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway season.

Tickets become available first as part of the season subscription for the 2017-2018 Broadway season, which will be announced on March 28.

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Mills, Garrett get Greater Greer Chamber honors
FEB 20, 2017

Left to right: Lindsay and Scott Stevens and Erin and Perry Williams pause for a photo at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.
 
 

Jane Mills was named the Margaret Burch Educator of the Year and Brent Garrett the Sud Paget Volunteer of the Year at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last Thursday at the Verdae Embassy Suites.

Mills is principal of Chandler Creek Elementary School, and Garrett is senior vice president at Citizens Building and Loan in Greer.

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'Mutts Gone Nuts' is canine comedy partnering with adoption of rescued animals
FEB 8, 2017

'Mutts Gone Nutts' is a four-legged canine comedy scheduled Saturday at Flat Rock Playhouse with an opportunity to adopt a rescued animal.
 

A four-legged canine comedy is scheduled Saturday at Flat Rock Playhouse with an opportunity to adopt a rescued animal.

“Mutts Gone Nuts” is a performance that is promoted as action packed with amazing mutts unleashing havoc and hilarity in a spectacular featuring some of the world’s most talented four legged performers.

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