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Dance is making its way to special needs children, adults
NOV 30, 2015

Dance is making its way to children and adults with special needs in the community.

Carolina Dance Collaborative is a mobile dance outreach program that was founded in the spring.  CDC is an all-inclusive dance program that offers classes for those with disabilities and an Adaptive Christmas Flash Mob.

“Part of Carolina Dance Collaborative foundational beliefs is that all people have the ability to dance and should have access to dance,” Kelsey Crum, co-founder, said in an email interview.

 

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Varani to perform classical masterpieces at GCAC benefit
NOV 28, 2015

Flavio Varano performs Saturday at the annual fundraiser for the Greer Cultural Arts Council. 

Brazilian concert pianist Flavio Varani has a special surprise for this guests next Saturday when he performs at a benefit for the Greer Cultural Arts Council.

But he won’t give a hint what it may be.

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Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer
NOV 27, 2015

Shoppers welcomed to Shop Small Saturday in Greer

Shop Small Saturday, now in its sixth year, promotes customers supporting independently and locally owned businesses.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and Greer Station Association merchants have been preparing for this weekend with promotions. The Chamber is inviting shoppers to post a selfie photograph at #ShopSmallSelfie to earn a randomly selected post to win a $50 gift card.

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It's all about the 'Gee', the heartbeat of Greer
NOV 18, 2015

Lonnie

Jimmy Chulkus laughed out loud while leaning back in a booth at the Clock Restaurant on Poinsett Street.

“Two hot dogs, French fries and a tea! A big ice tea! To go!”

Chulkus was in mid-sentence talking about Lonnie “Gee” McGee when he paused, busted out laughing again and repeated the phrase.

That was Gee’s standard order when he came for dinner at Clock Restaurant.

 

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Public is invited to parade honoring 'Gee' Friday at 6
NOV 18, 2015

Lonnie

Lonnie "Gee" McGee, a Greer icon with his presence at virtually every significant event and man about town, is leaving Greer this week for Clinton.

Gee, as he is affectionately known to generations of greater Greer citizens of all professions, is moving to a care center in Clinton, according to a Greer Police Department release.

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Carrier is finalist in Junior Woodwind competition
NOV 17, 2015

Bryn Carrier, a 9th grader from Greer, earned a trip to Tampa to compete as a finalist in the Southern Division of the National Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Woodwind competition.
 
 

Bryn Carrier, a 9th grade student at Bob Jones Academy, will travel to the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., in January to compete as a finalist in the Southern Division of the National Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Woodwind competition.

Bryn, the daughter of Randy and Julie Carrier of Greer, earned this opportunity after being selected the representative of the State Junior Woodwinds Competition of the South Carolina Music Teachers Association held at Coker College in Hartsville. She was first alternate in this competition last year.

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Holiday Lights Safari open nightly through Jan. 2
NOV 16, 2015

Holiday Lights Safari open nightly through Jan. 2

Holiday Lights Safari is open nightly including holidays, through Jan. 2 at Hollywild Animal Park.

Admission hours are 6-9 p.m. with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays in December.

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Howard's performance at singing competition is inspirational
NOV 14, 2015

Tyler Howard
 

Tyler Howard’s appearance in the “Best Singer in the State” didn’t earn him an award. But it earned him a lot respect from judges.

The student, who represented Greer, had a performance that was memorable for his family and friends.

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Higginbotham wins elementary 'Best Singer in the State'
NOV 13, 2015

Julia Higginbotham, from Greer, won $200 and the first place trophy at the

Julia Higginbotham, from Greer, won $200 and the first place trophy at the "Best Singer in the State" competition in the elementary division.

Higginbothan, a fourth grader at Tigerville Elementary School, sang, "Let's Go Fly a Kite". She enjoys acting and singing and is active in theatre in Greenville and Spartanburg.

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$55,000 and counting for GCM's Big Thursday
NOV 10, 2015

A check presentation, for the online auction, was made to Greer Community Ministries for $8,347. Left to right are Cindy Simpler, Executive Director of GCM, Patsy Robertson and Dan Murph of WHAM.
 

Big Thursday raised some big numbers for Greer Community Ministries.

"Preliminary figures put us at or over $55,000 for the event," Krista Gibson of GCM, said. Last week’s 36th annual event held at Fairview Baptist Church helps feed the hungry and vulnerable citizens of Greer.

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Greer Christmas Parade open for entries
NOV 9, 2015

The Greer Christmas Parade is taking entries. No late fee until after Wednesday Nov. 25.
 
 

Registration for the Greer Christmas Parade, scheduled Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m., is open.

Greer Relief, the beneficiary and organizer of the parade, is accepting entries received or postmarked by Wednesday, Nov. 25 to avoid a late fee.

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Catwalk for the Cure donates $4,200 to Gibbs Center
NOV 3, 2015

Presenting the Catwalk Walk for a Cure check to the Gibbs Cancer Center are, left to right, Danielle McLanders, Kyle Mensing  (Greer Station Association), Marisa Cecil  (Gibbs Cancer Center), Chantel Washington  (Gibbs Cancer Center), Karen Jackman  (volunteer, works at Talloni), Mary Prestifilippo  (Southern Sisters Boutique) and Kristi Mabrey (Talloni).

Catwalk Walk for a Cure raised $4,210 at a fashion show featuring clothing from downtown Greer’s fashion stores.

The proceeds benefit Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The funds will be used by the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health’s Mammography assistance program, which allows women, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford screenings, to receive mammograms.

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Today is Big Thursday
NOV 1, 2015

Big Thursday includes a variety of family friendly activities. Admission is $1 or a donation of nonperishable food items.
 

Nancy Welch, Ann Helton and hundreds other community members will be at Greer Community Ministries’ (GCM) Big Thursday at Fairview Baptist Church.

A bazaar, silent auction, appraisal fair, barbecue lunch, and a hot dog supper are part of the event that raises funds for the ministry. The annual event, at 1300 Locust Hill Road, is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is no live auction tonight.

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