All right, people. You know I love hamburgers. Like, so, so much. The burger is the apex of American civilization. I follow six Brazilian hamburger makers on Instagram, because I love to see how the red-white-and-blue has blessed the world; not with the roll of stirring drums, but with deeds of hamburger the American kingdom comes.
The kingdom of hamburger is alive and well in the town of Greer, South Carolina, the place where I reside. I live only a few blocks from Trade Street, where downtown Greer's 2.5 blocks are stretched out. Every week I carve out time to do some work downtown, hanging out at Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop or Cameroon Cigars. When I break for lunch I have several options within eyesight of my chosen office of the day, and most of them serve burgers worth mentioning.
The Peace Center announced its 2015-2016 season featuring an eclectic schedule of music, dance, comedy and theatrical events.
The Broadway Series was previously announced.
Daja Dial, Miss Greenville County, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2015 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Saturday,
Dial is a 22-year-old from Spartanburg. She sang “I Believe” for the talent competition.
Freedom Blast on Saturday at Greer City Park “Will go on rain or shine,” City Administrator Ed Driggers said Tuesday at City Council.
The festival, 6-10:30 p.m., is Greer’s annual celebration of Independence Day, this year a week in advance of July 4. Click here for the official schedule.
Sarah Hamrick was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2015 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday.
Hamrick, 17, from Cowpens, attends Broome High School. She sang “Live Out Loud” for the talent competition.
Four preliminary winners were announced after the third night of preliminary competition on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC.
Two upstate queens won preliminary competition in Thursday’s Miss South Carolina pageant.
Miss Reidville Teen, Shaylynn Simmons, won Evening Gown/Onstage Question on Wednesday at the Miss South Carolina/Teen pageant making her a double preliminary winner.
Simmons won Talent on Tuesday for her tap dance to “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. Simmons, 17, is from Reidville.
Four preliminary winners were announced after the first night of preliminary competition on Tuesday at Township Auditorium in Columbia.
Miss Hilton Head Island, Kate McKinney, 23, from Columbia, won the Talent preliminary. She performed a classical vocal of “Je Veux Vivre”.
Anna Brown and Emma Kate Rhymer begin rehearsals Saturday to begin a full week of appearances and competitions at the Miss South Carolina Pageant in Columbia.
Brown is Miss Greater Greer and Rhymer is Miss Greater Greer Teen.
There was shagging during two sets of the East Coast Band’s performance.
A dynasty appears to be over for the Hit Squad, a slow pitch softball team from the Greer Recreation Department.
The Hit Squad won this year’s championship but children of team members are now playing sports, making it difficult for the team to compete weekly.
The 9th annual Greer Idol season begins Friday at City Park with performances between sets performed by the Carolina Coast Band.
A fashion stylist and TV personality will be hosting a Style and Fashion Camp June 22-23 (Monday-Tuesday) at the Davenport on Trade Street.
Charity Fogle, of Style Me Charity, is offering comprehensive fashion, skin care and hair, and dining and social etiquette sessions. The camp is for girls ages 11-18. Boys are welcome.
Back by popular demand for the Freedom Blast is the Zack Brown Tribute Band 20 Ride.
City of Greer officials announced the lineup Monday for the annual festival scheduled Saturday, June 27, 6-10:30 p.m., that emphasizes the celebration of active and veteran military leading to Independence Day.