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Marriott renovation completed with guest rooms, restaurant an amenities
JUL 31, 2014

A king-sized bed is shown in a completely redecorated guest room.
 

Greenville Marriott on The Parkway has been refreshed, a project that included all of the hotel’s 203 guestrooms and suites, the guestroom corridors, and public areas such as the lobby and meeting spaces.

A new restaurant, Artisan, was launched in April, serving locally sourced southern cuisine with a modern twist.

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Idol/Teen semifinals Friday, Crabtree's band is headliner
JUL 30, 2014

Greer Idol is down to three performers and Idol Teen to five singers in Friday’s next-to-final week in the rain-delayed competition. The finals are rescheduled for Aug. 8.

Tunes in the Park will be sandwiched around the Idol and Idol Teen semifinalists. Rock and Roll Reunion with TV personality Tom Crabtree will perform.

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August hours, Labor Day promotion set at Hollywild
JUL 27, 2014

August hours and fall promotions have been announced at Hollywild Animal Park.

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Susan Boyle among Peace Center performers for 2014-2015 season
JUL 27, 2014

Susan Boyle performs Monday, Oct. 27.
 

Susan Boyle will perform at the Peace Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Boyle, a Grammy nominated singer performing on her first U.S. tour, is among 22 performances announced for the 2014-2015 season.

Previously announced were the seven shows of the Broadway Series.

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Free dance classes introduce children to different disciplines
JUL 26, 2014

Lindsay Roberts of Southern Dance Connection is hosting two days of free dance classes to familiarize children with the studio and dance disciplines.
 

A free two-day dance camp is scheduled Aug. 12-13 at Southern Dance Connection.

Children ages 2-years and up will be given dance instruction for 30 minutes in several disciplines. Classes are 5 – 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 4:30 – 8 p.m. on Aug. 13. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, dance shoes or dance barefoot.

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'Turn It Up' at City Park invites children for games, fun, worship
JUL 22, 2014

These girls find it's nice to have the run of the park during

Children, their friends and neighbors are invited to Greer City Park tonight through Thursday for “Turn It Up” hosted by Freedom Fellowship Church of Greer.

Music, crafts, games and worship through Thursday are held throughout the park. The final evening, Thursday, parents and children come together for food, inflatables and Christian fellowship.

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Phase II of $14.6 million renovation at Bon Secours Arena
JUL 21, 2014

The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun. The artist rendering illustrates the main concourse when the renovations are completed.
 

The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun.

The Greenville Arena District has announced the renovations to the 15,000 seat sports and entertainment arena will include:

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Swamp Rabbit Trail extension opens Tuesday
JUL 21, 2014

The 1.2 miles Swamp Rabbit Trail extension opens Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Grandview Road and SRT across from Greenville Health System’s North Greenville Medical Center.

The paved trail extends north of Travelers Rest. Trail enthusiasts, local business owners and hospital and county officials will attend the grand opening ceremony.

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Auditions for 'Shrek the Musical' is this week
JUL 20, 2014

Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held this week at the Tryon Recreation Center, 226 Oakland Avenue.
 

Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. at the Tryon Recreation Center, 226 Oakland Avenue. Callbacks are Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Greer Cultural Arts is producing the play that will hold performances Oct. 17-18-19 and 24-25-26. All times are 7 p.m. except for matinees on Oct. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

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Superheroes, science fiction capture fantasies at MonsterCon
JUL 20, 2014

A Ghostbusters mobile made an appearance at MonsterCon.
 

A little girl in a sparkly dress and fairy wings gazed in awe at a robotic dog made from a foam ice chest and duct tape. Her eyes were wide as she pats K-9’s nose as if it were a living puppy.

She wanders through the arena past racks of comics and action figures until she toddles up to Tinker Bell, who kneels to give the girl a hug. For three short days, this little girl has the magic of Disneyland in her own backyard.

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Monstercon has 3-day run at Timmons Arena
JUL 18, 2014

Monstercon is being held through Sunday at Timmons Arena at Furman University.

Toys, comics, costume contests, a daily film festival, dealer rooms and discussions with writers and directors of films are among the activities. The film festival features cinema from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

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Cameroon Cigars has grand opening
JUL 18, 2014

Mark Grant, operator at Cameroon Cigars, has inventory stocked for Saturday's grand opening from 6-10 p.m.
 

Cameroon Cigars is celebrating its grand opening Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at 207 Trade Street.

The store, owned by Dixon Howard and operated by Mark Grant, sells cigars and accessories and smokers are invited to enjoy offerings of wines and craft beers.

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BIN112, Strip Club 104 rewarded by customers' satisfaction
JUL 18, 2014

Customers continue to reward Greer restaurant entrepreneur Jason Clark with accolades that translate into national and regional awards.

TripAdvisor, an internationally acclaimed hospitality web site, awarded BIN112 with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the second year in a row the fine dining restaurant earned that designation. It’s the third time BIN112 has received the award.

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Kody Young finds his passion on stage at Greer Idol Teen
JUL 18, 2014

Kody Young's voice dominated the competition en route to the 2013 Greer Idol Teen championship.

By Dana Jordan

Kody Young took his $500 winnings from 2013 Greer Idol Teen and parlayed that into his first single. That’s a long way from when he made his first public appearance on stage at last year’s Freedom Blast.

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Greer Idol field is reduced to 5, Idol Teen 8
JUL 15, 2014

Week 2 Gallery

John Garrison and Elizabeth Haney were eliminated from Greer Idol and Zelena Hull and Sha Jackson were ousted from Idol Teen.

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RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek grills open Wednesday at GSP
JUL 14, 2014

R.J. Rockers Flight Room exhibits its personality with a handmade signature wall clock made from bottles, the polished wood counter is from a Spartanburg mill, and the mural is an aerial view of the airport stretched across the interior.
 
 

Thomas Creek Grill and RJ Rockers Flight Room will be welcoming passengers Wednesday to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer. Both are new food concepts for the upstate breweries.

The occasion is the launch of several of GSP’s new retail and concessions as part of the Airport District’s $125 million Wingspan expansion that is past midway in the four-year project. It is scheduled for completion the first quarter of 2016.

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Great dancing and singing weather for Tunes in the Park
JUL 12, 2014

The crowd enjoyed great dancing weather.

The evening rain showers took a night off and gave Tunes in the Park some hot sunshine instead.

The crowd came out as early at 5:30 p.m. to support the 6 p.m. Greer Idol Teen and Greer Idol competition.

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Jeff Neil, of Syngery Violins, invited indoors at Rhythms and Brews
JUL 10, 2014

Jeff Neil Syngery Violins performs at Rhythm & Brews Sunday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. during the Sunday brunch (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.).
 
 

Jeff Neil Syngery Violins is too loud performing outdoors in downtown Greenville.

So Brad Blevins, owner of Rhythm & Brews, has invited the violinist indoors to share his love for music with Greer Sunday.

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NewSpring's Race Day 500 features lawn mower race, fireworks
JUL 8, 2014

NewSpring's Race Day 500 features lawn mower race, fireworks

Families are preparing lawn mowers and children are getting ready for another festive event that will end with a fireworks show. NewSpring Church is hosting Race Day 500 on Saturday.

The festival will be held at Simpsonville’s Heritage Park, 861 SE Main Street, 4 p.m. until dark.

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Kids Parade gets July 4th started with patriotic theme, big turnout
JUL 4, 2014

Greer Fire Chief Chris Harvey his two grandsons, James, 2, and Jackson Harvey, 4 months, with their father Dustin Strom.
 

• Parade Gallery

The 17th Annual Kids Parade was as Americana as it gets.

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