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EVENT: Movie and a Market tonight in downtown Greer
JUN 30, 2016

EVENT: Movie and a Market tonight in downtown Greer

Come to Greer Station this evening, Thursday, June 30, for Market & a Movie, sponsored by Greer CPW!

The Greer Farmers Market will be in The Depot parking lot at 300 Trade St.

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Young, Alford eliminated, 8 Greer Idol singers remain with four weeks remaining in Tunes in he Park season
JUN 29, 2016

Bethany Ghent

Kody Young and Shelby Alford have been eliminated from Greer Idol following their patriotic performances Saturday at the Greer Freedom Blast.

That means only eight singers remain for the grand prize of $2,000 to be awarded the top performer on July 22.

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Tony Keely provides grilling tips for a successful and safe July 4th cookout
JUN 28, 2016

'Having everybody out and around, you're outside, everybody's having fun, you see kids playing, just make it fun and don't overcomplicate it.'
Tony Keely
 
 

Tony Keely has been cooking all of his life.

The Executive Chef at Northampton Wines Cafe in Greenville knows his way around a grill.

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Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast
JUN 26, 2016

Preston Johnson remembered, active military and veterans honored, fireworks light up the sky at Freedom Blast

• Freedom Blast Gallery

Greer City Park erupted with energy and festivity Saturday as thousands of people turned out for the 8th Annual Greer Freedom Blast.

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Rachel Wyatt crowned Miss South Carolina 2016; Anna Brown from Greer finishes in Top 10
JUN 25, 2016

Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina Saturday.
 

Rachel Wyatt, Miss Clemson, was crowned Miss South Carolina at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Saturday.

Wyatt is a 21-year-old from Piedmont. She attends Clemson University. She performed a jazz dance to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

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Sgt. Randle Ballenger helps bring the military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic Americans
JUN 25, 2016

Sgt. Randle Ballenger likes to bring military vehicles and displays to Freedom Blast to inspire a new generation of patriotic young Americans.
 

Freedom Blast schedule

Sgt. Randle Ballenger wears his uniforms proudly.  Both as an Army National Guard sergeant and traffic sergeant with the Greer Police Department.

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Makayla Stark, 17, from Inman crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2016; Miss Greater Greer Teen, Berkley Bryant, is second runnerup
JUN 24, 2016

Makayla Stark, 17, from Inman crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2016; Miss Greater Greer Teen, Berkley Bryant, is second runnerup

Makayla Stark, Miss Clemson Teen, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen 2016 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday.

Stark is a 17-year-old from Inman. She attends Scholars Academy at USC Upstate.

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Keegan Beane, Miss Greenville Scottish Games Teen, is double winner at South Carolina pageant
JUN 23, 2016

Keegan Beane, Miss Greenville Scottish Games Teen, 17, from Easley, won Evening Gown/Onstage Question Thursday night.
 

• Tuesday preliminaries.

• Wednesday’s preliminaries.

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EVENT: Greer's Freedom Blast Celebration Schedule For This Weekend
JUN 23, 2016

EVENT: Greer's Freedom Blast Celebration Schedule For This Weekend

Greer City Park will be the place to be this coming Saturday evening, June 25th.  There will be kids activities, live music from the Country Rock band Early Ray, a military tribute, and Round 3 of the Greer Idol contest.

Don't forget the Rib Eating Contest, and of course the Fireworks.

Admission is FREE!

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Greer Idol trimmed to 10 singers, next performance is Saturday at City of Greer Freedom Blast
JUN 22, 2016

Caroline Chandler is among the 10 finalists in Season 10 of Greer Idol. The singers next perform at Freedom Blast Saturday at 6 p.m.
 

Greer Idol Season 10 is down to 10 singers entering Saturday’s performance at the City of Greer Freedom Blast.

Kerri Hill and Anri Ballew were eliminated in voting by family, friends and people attending Greer last Friday.

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Greer Idol voting in progress, field will be cut for Saturday's patriotic performance at Greer City Freedom Blast
JUN 18, 2016

Bethany Ghent warms up for her performance of  

• Gallery

Singers performed their choice Friday at Greer Idol’s second week at the Greer City amphitheater.

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'Footloose' auditions, roles for 15 men and 15 women, scheduled Monday at Greenville Little Theatre
JUN 17, 2016

'Footloose' auditions, roles for 15 men and 15 women, scheduled Monday at Greenville Little Theatre

Auditions for “Footloose” are scheduled Monday at 7 p.m. for the Greenville Little Theatre production scheduled Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.

Open auditions, are open for anyone in the community who is interested. All auditions are in either Magill Hall or on stage.

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Greer Idol field cut by two, Flashbacks perform Friday at Tunes in the Park
JUN 16, 2016

The Greer Idol field has been cut to 12 entering this week’s competition at Tunes on Trade Friday.

Debbie Howard and Keydria Martinez were eliminated by garnering the fewest votes after the first week. The singers perform and the voting public votes on the Greer Idol website for their favorite performers from the Friday night performances.

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Greer community embraces athlete who lost brother in Orlando massacre
JUN 14, 2016

Stanley Manolo Almodovar III was one of the 49 killed in Sunday's Orlando terrorist attack at a nightclub. His sister, Amanda, trains at the Rockstar Cheer & Dance gymnasium on Buncombe Road.
 
 

The Greer community is mourning and expressing its support for an athlete with a Greer cheer and dance gymnasium whose brother was killed in the Orlando massacre.

Amanda Almodovar, from Tedford, Tenn., participates with Rockstar Cheer and Dance on Buncombe Road. Her brother, Stanley Almodovar III, 23, was one of 49 killed Sunday morning by a terrorist inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

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Southern Dance Connection is only studio in South Carolina invited to 2017 Annual Dance Festival in Los Angeles
JUN 13, 2016

Southern Dance Connection has been selected to represent South Carolina at the 26th Annual Dance Excellence – International Festival – in Los Angeles.
 

The Southern Dance Connection has been selected to represent South Carolina at the 26th Annual Dance Excellence – International Festival – in Los Angeles.

Lindsay Roberts, owner of the Greer dance studio, and the dancers are the only representatives from the South Carolina invited to the April 9-15, 2017 festival.

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14 singers to compete for 2016 Greer Idol when Tunes in the Park begins Friday
JUN 8, 2016

Kody Young was a teen heartthrob when he competed and won the 2013 Greer Idol Teen championship.
 

Fourteen singers will compete for 2016 Greer Idol beginning Friday at Tunes in the Park.

Rock n Roll Reunion will be the headline band performing sets at 7 and 9 p.m.

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U-Pick lavender event goes viral, turns into an impromptu festival in Greer
JUN 6, 2016

Thousands showed up for the U-Pick lavender event that quickly turned into a festival.
 
 

An acre of lavender brought thousands of customers to what arguably turned out to be the inaugural Southern Hills Lavender Festival on Saturday.

“It was insane,” founder Mary Bergstrom said. “It took off by itself. We only used social media and it went viral.”

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Cinderella, full-length ballet, performed at Greer High School
JUN 3, 2016

The South Pointe Ballet will perform “Cinderella” Saturday at the Greer High School stage in the Margaret Burch Auditorium at 6 p.m.
 

The South Pointe Ballet will perform “Cinderella” Saturday at the Greer High School stage in the Margaret Burch Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Charlotte Ballet’s Juwan Alston will perform as the Prince.

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Freedom Blast to honor Preston Johnson; entertainment features Early Ray Band
JUN 3, 2016

Preston Johnson, left, who helped organize the festival since the inaugural 2009, will have the recognition of the vets renamed the Preston Johnson Veterans Walk.
 
 

The 2016 Freedom Blast Festival will honor Preston Johnson a Vietnam veteran whose service included leadership at both the local and state levels of Disabled American Veterans.

The festival is Saturday June 25, 6-10:30 p.m.

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