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Community Baptist inviting parents to Family Conference
MAY 31, 2014

Community Baptist Church is inviting parents to drop off the kids, park the car and take part in the free evening Family Conference during June 16-20.

Andrew Norton, Pastor of Youth and Administration at the church, said a parent workshop is held each night. “Parents are, of course, welcome to only drop children off but are highly encouraged to stay and learn as well.”

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2014 Greer Idol finalists, Tunes in the Park bands announced
MAY 30, 2014

Kieffer Mendoza won 2013 Greer Idol and $1,500.
 
 

The Greer Idol finalists have been announced with 10 vying for the Greer Idol title and 12 for Greer Idol Teen.

Kieffer Mendoza won Greer Idol and Kody Young, making his public singing debut, won Greer Idol Teen last year. They earned $1,500 and $500, respectively. The contest was shortened to three weeks when rain wiped out two of the scheduled performances.

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You can judge this book, 'Dreaming with the Angels', by its cover
MAY 27, 2014

Glenn Bridges, author of

Some say a picture paints a thousand words, but for Glenn Bridges it took scouring more than 31,000 images to find that precise picture.

Bridges, 53, of Bluffton, has released his first book – “Dreaming with the Angels: The Life of Jesus Told by God’s Special Agents”. And the fact that a strong cover photo is crucial for a first-time author wasn’t lost on him.

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Clowers will instruct dance workshop on Friday
MAY 26, 2014

Michael Clowers, former director and choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, also has Broadway and cruise ship productions to his credits.
 

A dance workshop featuring Michael Clowers, the former director and choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular  at Radio City Music Hall, is scheduled Friday at the Cannon Centre.

Ages 10 and up may register here by Wednesday (May 28) for the 6-8 p.m. workshop. The fee is $35. Greer Cultural Arts is hosting the workshop.

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Crestview students get A+ in entertainment
MAY 25, 2014

Rey Rivera, fifth grader at Crestview Elementary School, offered this salute during the school's annual book parade last Friday,
 

 

Rey Rivera, a fifth grader at Crestview Elementary School, offers a salute to honor active and veteran military personnel.

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The Southern Growl, authentic craft beer pub, has grand opening today
MAY 24, 2014

The Southern Growl has its grand opening today at noon - 11 p.m. on  South Buncombe Road.

The Southern Growl celebrates its grand opening today as the only craft beer establishment between Greenville and Spartanburg.

There is one big difference in owner Matt Bowes’ pub – all 60 brews sold are craft beers only.

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Crestview gets $1,000 McCreative Kids Arts grant
MAY 23, 2014

Cynthia Samour presents Crestview Elementary School a $1,000 check from its McCreative Kids Art Grants program before Thursday's

Cynthia Samour, upstate McDonald's franchise owner of  two of the Greer fast food restaurants, presented a $1,000 check to Crestview Elementary School Thursday before the start of its successful musical, "Wild and Wooly Big Fat Bully", at the J. Harley Bonds Center.

The presentation was part of a $15,000 investment through the McCreative Kids Art Grants program the past three years of the McDonald's owner/operators of the Upstate, Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.

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Simpsonville to present coins, Quilts of Valor to veterans
MAY 23, 2014

A special “Defend the Stars & Stripes” challenge coin will be presented to all veterans at the Simpsonville Memorial Day ceremony.
 

Simpsonville will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 2 p.m. at the city’s “Veterans Corner,” at SE Main and Richardson Streets, (400 SE Main St.).

United States Senator Lindsey Graham is the scheduled speaker. Graham continues to serve his country as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is the only U.S. Senator serving in the Guard or Reserves.

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Wild & Wooly cast delivers outstanding performance
MAY 23, 2014

The 50-student cast of grades 3-5 from Crestview Elementary School.
 

• Gallery

Wild & Wooly Big Fat Bully was one of the most entertaining children's plays ever performed at the J. Harley Bonds Center on Thursday night.

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GHS hosts two events during run of 'A Few Good Men'
MAY 22, 2014

GHS hosts two events during run of 'A Few Good Men'

The play “A Few Good Men”, filled with drama, suspense and wise cracking humor, is being performed at Centre Stage through June 7.

Greenville Health System is a sponsor for the play and is hosting two events during the play’s run.

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Greer Middle Charter earns $10,000 for delivering 8,868 food items to Greer Relief
MAY 21, 2014

A Greer Middle College student is delivering some of the 8,868 food items collected to Greer Relief in the Feinstein Challenge. GMC earned a $10,000 grant, one of five awarded nationally.
 
 

Greer Relief and Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMC) combined on a win-win challenge that earned the non-profit 8 truckloads of food donations and the school $10,000.

Executive Director Caroline Robertson invited GMC to compete for a grant from the Feinstein High School Challenge. Alan Shawn Feinstein, for the 17th consecutive year, divided $1 million among hunger fighting agencies. It was Greer Relief’s first time participating in the challenge.

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Crestview students perform 'Wild & Wooly Big Fat Bully' Thursday
MAY 20, 2014

Wild & Wooly Big Fat Bull will be performed by a 50-student cast of grades 3-5 from Crestview Elementary Thursday at 7 p.m. at the J. Harley Bonds Center.

Admission is $3 for adults and students are free.

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Marini steps down as Flat Rock Playhouse artistic director
MAY 19, 2014

Lisa K. Bryant
Interim Artistic Director
 

Flat Rock Playhouse announced Monday that producing artistic director Vincent Marini will step down May 31 to pursue new opportunities. Lisa K. Bryant, currently Flat Rock Playhouse associate artistic director, has been named interim artistic director.

"Over his five years as producing artistic director, Vincent Marini has led Flat Rock Playhouse to new levels of artistic excellence while weathering the major challenges of the recession economy," said Clifford Stalter, president of the Flat Rock Playhouse board of trustees. "We greatly appreciate his leadership and creative brilliance."

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Furman's Davidson is tied for lead at BMW Pro-Am
MAY 17, 2014

Three players are tied for the lead at the BMW Pro-AM for the first time entering the final round. Furman’s Matt Davidson, former Auburn All-American Blayne Barber and Duke’s Ryan Blum share the 54-hole lead at 14-under-par 201.

Wake Forest’s Kyle Reifers and Vanderbilt’s Jon Curran are a shot back in a tie for fourth.

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Murphy, Reifers share Pro-Am halfway lead, celebrities entertain gallery
MAY 16, 2014

Bill Engvall entertained fans following him at Thornblade Club by telling jokes while waiting for a foursome to clear the fairway.
 

Vermont native Trevor Murphy and Ohioan Kyle Reifers fired rounds of 66 and 64, respectively, to grab the halfway lead at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. The pair sits at 12-under par 132.

A shot back are last year’s NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica leading money winner Ryan Blum, who equaled Reifers 66, and former U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft, who shot 67.

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Tee times delayed, Celebrity Walk cancelled, Hudson withdraws from BMW Pro-Am
MAY 14, 2014

Tom Hancock, left, and Elaine Gillen have been working in the transportation department at Thornblade Club for a week. The department manages 15 BMW to ferry VIPs from the course to their vehicles. 
 

* Tee Times

• Celebrity course rotation

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'Trinity's New Song' book release is at Stomping Grounds
MAY 14, 2014

Bunny Sedmont has penned

Bunny Sedmont will release her first published novel 6-9 p.m. on May 31 at a book signing at the Stomping Grounds in Greer. “Trinity’s New Song” is a Christian romance book.

The back jacket of the book illustrates its theme:

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All it took was one picture to make Rosie Hot Dog historic
MAY 13, 2014

Who would have thought that this photo of Kaylie Henderson would become the impetus behind the pictorial folk history and culture at Rosie Hot Dog.
 

Greer High 2014 reunion.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then the scrapbook décor of photos on the walls at Rosie Hot Dog must be worth millions.

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A primer in etiquette is behind this week's significance
MAY 12, 2014

David Evans
Founder of International Protocol and Etiquette Consulting
 

By David Evans

International Etiquette and Protocol Consulting

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Celebrity pairings set for BMW Pro-Am course rotation
MAY 12, 2014

Rob Riggle
Actor and comedian
 

The celebrity course rotations for this week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament were announced today.

The tournament opens Thursday and rotates three courses – Thornblade Club, Green Valley Country Club and The Reserve at Lake Keowee – until Sunday’s final round at Thornblade.

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