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Raifest, Greer Relief awarded grants by S.C. Ports Authority
NOV 20, 2017

Railfest received a $2,500 grant from the South Carolina Port Authority.
 

The City of Greer “Railfest” was awarded a $2,500 grant as an organization as “Ones to Watch” by the South Carolina Ports Authority.

The SCPA announced $103,000 in grants to 56 charitable organizations through its annual Community Giving Program, which provides grant support in regions where SCPA operates in order to positively impact maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness and community outreach.

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Greer musician performs with Clemson Symphony Orchestra
NOV 20, 2017

Bryn Carrier, women’s junior class president at Bob Jones Academy and resident of Greer, performed the Ralph Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra.
 

Bryn Carrier, women’s junior class president at Bob Jones Academy and resident of Greer, performed the Ralph Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 14 under the direction of Dr. Andrew Levin.

Bryn earned this honor after winning the 2017 Clemson University Young Artist Concerto Competition. After submitting an application and a recording for phase one of the competition, Bryn was among seven semifinalists chosen to perform in the final audition in September. The competition was open to high school students of the upstate of South Carolina and Clemson University students. She also won $200 as the competition winner.

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Glow Carolers need help to perform at Greenville VA Hospital
NOV 15, 2017

Glow Carolers need help to perform at Greenville VA Hospital

Jenna Tamisiea, Glow's Artistic Director, asked GreerToday/HereInGreer to report an urgent need to fund Glow Carolers to appear at Greenville’s VA Hospital.

Here’s Jenna’s email and contact information:

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Bike racks will be at Peace Center for Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk
NOV 13, 2017

Bike racks will be at Peace Center for Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk

Bike racks will be set up on Graham Plaza in front of the Peace Center for those who would like to ride their bikes to the cycling-themed performance of Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Riders should bring their own locks and follow standard bike safety and etiquette rules.

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Guests at Lake Robinson celebration got a 'cool' reception
NOV 12, 2017

The cold and cloudy day didn't deter these two from experiencing Lake Robinson.
 

The annual Lake Robinson Day of Celebration went on as planned Saturday.

Cold temperatures and an overcast sky put a chill over Lake Robinson’s festivities but the event still maintained its luster with live music, bounce houses, wildlife exhibits and water and boating safety demonstrations.

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Special events planned for Veterans Day
NOV 11, 2017

Special events planned for Veterans Day

• Restaurants offer vets specials

Veterans Day is Saturday. Here’s a list of this weekend’s events.

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Elf Jr. opens Greer Childrens Theatre two-week run
NOV 10, 2017

Elf Jr. is the final play this year for the Greer Childrens Theatre.
 

Elf Jr. The Musical, a Greer Children’s Theatre production, begins a two week run with six performances at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center.

Performances are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, 17-18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. The Bonds Career Center is at 505 N. Main Street.

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LeMans Karting brings speed, thrills to Greer
NOV 5, 2017

Adam Woodard checks a LeMans Karting vehicle.
 
 



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Veterans Day event at Eastside YMCA Saturday
NOV 2, 2017

Veterans Day event at Eastside YMCA Saturday

A Veterans Day event is planned for Saturday at the Eastside Family YMCA in Taylors from 1-4 p.m.

Veterans and active military, and first responder organizations will be honored beginning with a color guard posting of colors at 1:15 p.m.

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Breakfast with Santa tickets will be a quick sale
OCT 30, 2017

Breakfast with Santa tickets will be a quick sale

Breakfast with Santa tickets go on sale Saturday at 8 a.m. at Greer City Hall.

Here’s the scoop: 500 tickets will be sold within hours. Get in line early. Six tickets limit per person.

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Look for the teal pumpkins
OCT 26, 2017

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5 tips for a safer night of trick-or-treating
OCT 24, 2017

5 tips for a safer night of trick-or-treating

Here’s five tips to ensure a safe night of trick-or-treating.

• Before your little ones head out for the big night, make sure there’s a plan in place for an adult or two to supervise the festivities. It can be challenging to identify young ones in the dark wearing similar looking costumes. Make sure there’s an established plan beforehand to meet at a familiar location in case your child or someone under your supervision somehow strays from the group during the trick-or-treat trek.

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Big Thursday is a big day for community and GCM
OCT 23, 2017

Decisions, decisions. Big Thursday has large inventory of homemade food, arts and crafts.
 

It’s an old fashioned bazaar. It’s a shopping experience. It’s a barbecue lunch and a hot dog supper. It’s a display of talented bakers, artists, and craftsmen. It’s a silent and a live auction. Big Thursday presented by D&D Motors is an event that brings out the best from Greer Community Ministries’ (GCM) support base.

This year’s Big Thursday is Nov. 2 at Fairview Baptist Church, 1300 Locust Hill Road, Greer, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Brats, beer, pizza ice cream cones are the flavors for Oktoberfest; new fitness studio introduced
OCT 21, 2017

Lisa Garland, left, helps with the presentation of a bratwurst and German potato salad plate. The line can be seen wrapping behind the station.
 

It was a coming out party of sorts for some vendors at the Greer Oktoberfest Saturday.

John Aylestock, of Wild Ace Pizza and Pub fame, debuted his pizza ice cream cone filled with two flavors.

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Oktoberfest takes center stage in downtown Greer
OCT 20, 2017

Oktoberfest takes center stage in downtown Greer

Talk about planning for a festival.

Saturday’s Oktoberfest in downtown Greer comes at the most convenient time for Clemson and South Carolina football fans who enjoy partying.

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Elf Jr. next up for Greer Childrens Theatre
OCT 19, 2017

Elf Jr. next up for Greer Childrens Theatre

Elf Jr. The Musical, a Greer Children’s Theatre production, has scheduled six performances over two weekends in November at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center.

Performances are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, 17-18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. The Bonds Career Center is at 505 N. Main Street.

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Hollywild will be open for holiday lights
OCT 18, 2017

Hollywild will be open for holiday lights

Hollywild Animal Park will host Holiday Lights Safari this year, Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

The park has been closed all season because it failed to reach its financial goals earlier this year that resulted in, the resignation of the executive director, staff cuts including the animals’ caretaker and relegating the care of animals and park maintenance to volunteers.

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LifeFM gets Dove Award for Southern/Bluegrass Gospel Radio Impact
OCT 14, 2017

LifeFM gets Dove Award for Southern/Bluegrass Gospel Radio Impact

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) selected LifeFM Network the 2017 Dove Award for Southern/Bluegrass Gospel Radio Impact.

The Dove Awards recognize a variety of Christian music genres for outstanding achievements and overall contribution to the music industry. The Radio Impact Award honors professionalism and influence in the broadcasting industry. The awards were presented on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Tomberlin, music major at NGU, keeps Panthers drumline pounding
OCT 13, 2017

Chase Tomberlin, a senior music major at North Greenville University, has one of the best part-time jobs imaginable for musician/sports fan.
 

By LaVerne Howell
North Greenville University

Chase Tomberlin, a senior music major from Greer, has more going on in his life than just going to class and studying. He has a part-time job, but not just any part-time job.

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$410,000 gift bequeathed to Greenville Little Theatre
OCT 10, 2017

The largest single donation in Greenville Little Theatre’s 92-year history was bequeathed by long-time patrons.

The estate of Martha and William Power gifted $410,000 to the GLT Endowment. The GLT endowment is $910,000, of which interest from the endowment is used to support programming each year.

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