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Put a creative twist on your Halloween pumpkins
OCT 19, 2019

Put a creative twist on your Halloween pumpkins

A creative twist on Halloween carvings

 Family Features

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Greer Police hold Cops for Tots fundraiser at Topgolf
OCT 8, 2019

The Greer Police Department will hold its golf fundraising event at Topgolf on Nov. 1.
 

The Greer Police Department will host its 15th annual fund-raising golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 1 to raise money for the Cops for Tots program.

The tournament will be held at Topgolf, at 201 Clifton Court in Greenville, (Pelham Road and I-85 exit 54). It will include a breakfast at 8:45 a.m., along with registration and tee-off for the TopContender tournament is at 9 a.m.

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Big Thursday celebrates GCM influencers
OCT 8, 2019

Nancy Welch gave her time and talents to Greer Community Ministries through serving on the board and making angel biscuits for Big Thursday.
 

The D&D Motors Big Thursday event benefiting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What began 40 years ago as a craft bazaar and bake sale has grown into a multi-faceted community event. Fairview Baptist Church in Greer annually hosts the event.

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Tryon Film Festival presents 'LifeLoveDogs' in free screening
OCT 5, 2019

Tryon Film Festival presents 'LifeLoveDogs' in free screening

The Tryon International Film Festival will have a special outdoor screening of the cinema documentary “LIFE•LOVE•DOGS” Saturday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m., at Rogers Park in Tryon, N.C. 

There is no admission fee to the screening, but donations to the nonprofit agency Polk County Film Initiative will be appreciated. In addition, there will be live music by the band Casual Zealots, a beer truck, and the food truck Up In My Grill. Festival-goers with a Festival pass will receive two free beers. Dogs are welcome.

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Some fall trends may already be hanging in your closet
SEP 27, 2019

Some fall trends may already be hanging in your closet

Family Features

 The fall season is all about remixing modern classics, which means some fall trends may already be hanging in your closet. However, if you decide to upgrade a few basics, you can find plenty of worthy investment pieces this season that you can wear again and again for years to come. 

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How to re-watch Hollywood history
SEP 25, 2019

How to re-watch Hollywood history

Family Features

Streaming media is transforming TV and movie watching, but the convenience and ability to binge watch favorite shows aren't the only benefits. Super-fans of a specific actor or genre can geek out like never before thanks to unprecedented access to libraries filled with beloved stars and film categories.

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GSO opens its 2019-2020 season with all-Tchaikovsky program
SEP 13, 2019

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will open its 2019-2020 season with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring his First Piano Concerto and his Fifth Symphony.

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Foothills philharmonic presents opening night gala
SEP 13, 2019

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra will open its  2019-20 concert season Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church,1249 S. Suber Road, Greer. The concert will feature the Opening Night Gala: Masterworks I. 

 The event is free and will include refreshments following the concert where people can meet the performers.

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Gerald Dickens performs 'Great Expectations' in Greer
SEP 3, 2019

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer.
 

The Spinning Jenny has a Dickens of a performance scheduled Friday the 13th.

Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will perform in Greer at 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students with limited seating and a meet and greet with the actor.

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Tryon Block House races canceled, to resume in April
AUG 21, 2019

Tryon Block House races canceled, to resume in April

The Tryon Block House Races, scheduled for October 5 has been canceled due to course-development delays and will return to its traditional spring date on April 11, 2020.

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosts the event in conjunction with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club (TR&HC).

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Stomping Grounds owner leaving Greer, store's future in doubt
JUL 17, 2019

Lisa Suber walked into Greer wanting to own/operate a coffee shop and wine bar.
 

• Read Lisa’s complete post here.

Few people imagined a North Carolina woman educator could waltz into downtown Greer and spark a renaissance that would signal the economic rebirth and cultural birth of greater downtown Greer.

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Here's where to see fireworks and be entertained July 4
JUL 3, 2019

Here's where to see fireworks and be entertained July 4

Here’s where you can enjoy fireworks, music, food and other July 4 entertainment.

Red, White & Blue: 5-10 p.m. Downtown Greenville on Main Street from Broad Street and Augusta Street. Dear Evan Hansen cast performs at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Salute to America soundtrack WESC radio simulcast 8-10 p.m.

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Salute to military, music, fireworks at Freedom Blast tonight
JUN 29, 2019

Ashland Craft, a country-rock singer from Piedmont, finished in the top 10 of “The Voice” in 2017.
 

A tribute to military veterans and active duty and a concert by Ashland Craft is scheduled for tonight’s Freedom Blast at Greer City Park.

The annual event is 6-10:30 p.m. with fireworks ending the evening.

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Foothills Philharmonic sets 2019-2020 schedule
MAY 12, 2019

By Evan Duke

Foothills Philharmonic held its annual Pops Concert on May 4, as well as it first ever Sensory Friendly Concert. This was an incredible day for us, as we hosted an event for those with needs in our community, then were able to cap off our 2018-19 season with a fun-filled concert featuring popular favorites from musicals, movies, and TV shows.

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Family-friendly Greer Family Fest features Parmalee in concert
MAY 4, 2019

Parmalee, a contemporary country music band, performs at City Park at 8 p.m.
 

Music Lineup

• Information: 864-877-3131 / www.greerfamilyfest.com

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Bennetts make new home in Nashville, carving new musical career
FEB 21, 2019

Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.
 

Two and half years ago, Arvie Bennett and his wife, Bunny, cashed in their retirements, gave away most of their earthly possessions and moved to Nashville, Tenn., in search of that “Neon Rainbow”.

"I guess we looked at the situation like this,” Bennett said. “The band had just broken up, our children were older, and we sure weren’t getting any younger. There was no better time than the present to give Nashville a shot.”

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Confluence, international print exchange, at Benson Campus Galleries
JAN 16, 2019

Confluence is an international print exchange of 22 Contemporary Print Collective (CPA) artists with 22 Ideas Creation Studio artists in Taipei, Taiwan.
 

Confluence is an international print exchange of 22 Contemporary Print Collective (CPA) artists with 22 Ideas Creation Studio artists in Taipei, Taiwan.

Size was the only rule for the 44 participating printmakers. Each printmaker submitted two prints, one for exhibition within the U.S. and the other overseas. The artists were invited to create images addressing any personal ideas and concerns utilizing any printmaking techniques.

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ARTICLE ARCHIVES

Evan Duke: Thank you from Foothills Philharmonic for a wonderful season
DEC 20, 2018

Kory Vrieze conducts the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.
 

By Evan Duke

On December 15, Foothills Philharmonic held its annual Christmas Concert. This has become one of the biggest events of the year as we host our Annual Toys for Tots Drive to collect toys for needy children and their families here in the upstate of South Carolina. In addition, as our final event of the year, it opens the door for reflection on how the year went, and what we were able to do for our wonderful city of Greer. Most importantly, what also must be emphasized that none of this would have been possible without the support and interest of all of our patrons and the entirety of the City of Greer.

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Kemp is grand marshall for Greer Christmas Parade
DEC 4, 2018

Kyndra Kemp is the grand marshal for the Greer Christmas Parade.
 

The 2018 Grand Marshal for the Greer Christmas Parade is Kyndra Kemp, the chairperson for the annual parade. Kemp and her daughter, Kyra, will lead the parade on Sunday, Dec., 9 at 2:30 p.m.

The “Classic Christmas Stories,” will feature almost 100 units including businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, schools, dignitaries, and two marching bands.

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McKaela Rowland debuts as main ballerina in L'Automne
NOV 15, 2018

McKaela Rowland has leading role in L'Automne.

By GEORGIA GAY

Walking into International Ballet, instructors can be heard shouting typical ballerina jargon. As ballerinas dance around the room, perfecting their pirouettes, the music plays loudly, shaking the room. Moms with their younger children wait for their dancer to finish practice, eager to go home to finish homework and eat dinner. One of these moms is Tonya Rowland, whose daughter, McKaela Rowland, has just finished practice for her starring role in L’Automne.

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