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Special K introduces two new granola bars
MAR 28, 2012

Special K is introducing two new granola bars the company says can help those dealing with weight management.

Available in two flavors — Dark Chocolate and Chocolatey Peanut Butter – the bars offer those managing their weight the chance to indulge with not only the lower calories and fat, but also positive nutrition benefits, according to the company.

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Olive Garden debuts $6.95 'Create Your Own' lunch promo
MAR 28, 2012

Following a pledge to shake up up its value promotions, Olive Garden introduced on its Facebook page a new $6.95 “Create Your Own” lunch special, which follows on the heels of a three-course, $12.95 dinner promotion introduced earlier this year.

The Create Your Own lunch is offered weekdays until 4 p.m.

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FATZ offers 'Out of This World Fun' book
MAR 28, 2012

FATZ offers 'Out of This World Fun' book

FATZ is introducing the next phase of its kids meal program, through a partnership with U.S. Space and Rocket Center/Space Camp, also known as Earth?s largest space museum, showcasing rockets, achievements and artifacts of the U.S. space program. 

Featuring multiple games that focus on planets, constellations, aviation and more, the “Out of This World Fun” activity book has something for all children under 12. And kids can enter to win their very own flight suit or a collector?s book about the Apollo 11 Mission. 

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Coca-Cola holds top spot, but category keeps losing market share
MAR 28, 2012

U.S. soft drink sales fell for the seventh consecutive year in 2011 as consumers increasingly switched to energy drinks, water and teas, according to a new report.

While the nation's bestselling beverages remained No. 1 Coca-Cola, No. 2 Diet Coke and No. 3 Pepsi, volume for the carbonated drinks segment was down 1 percent in 2011, according to Beverage Digest's annual look at the industry's performance. 

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Spangler Candy announces two new Dum Dums flavors
MAR 28, 2012

Spangler Candy announces two new Dum Dums flavors

Dum Dums has added two new flavors into its flavor mix: Fruit Punch and Dulce de Leche. The two flavors are the result of online flavor voting at dumdumpops.com and research from the Dum Dums flavor laboratory. 

New and improved Fruit Punch rejoins the Dum Dums flavor mix after going on vacation in 2002. Fruit Punch is a popular flavor in children's juice and candy products. Dulce De Leche is a popular flavor in many Latin American countries. Its literal translation is "milk candy," although its taste is commonly compared to creamy caramel.

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NGU Biology Club fundraiser at Fatz
MAR 25, 2012

The University of North Greenville Biology Club will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, March 31 7:30 – 10 a.m. at the Fatz at 1361 West Hampton Blvd.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Vanessa Smith at 843-206-1524 or [email protected].

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Community Garden has perfect day for planting
MAR 24, 2012

75 gardeners began planting Greer Community Garden today at the site of the former Woodland Elementary School. One 10-by-16 foot plot will feed one family vegetables for the summer.

Gardeners from the greater Greer area began planting The Community Garden today at the former site of Woodland Elementary School on West Road.

Overnight rain didn’t hamper the 75 gardeners who came to cultivate their plots for their personal use or community agencies. The 54 garden plots, 10-by-16 feet each, doubled since the project was announced earlier this year.

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Free wine and beer tasting at Acme General Thursday
MAR 20, 2012

An international wine and beer tasting will be held Thursday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Acme General Store at 201 Trade Street.

Free beer and wine sampling will be featured with light hors d’oeuvres.   The event is free.

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Chocolate Affair is Saturday at City Hall
MAR 20, 2012

A Chocolate Affair will be held Saturday 7 – 9:30 p.m. at Greer City Hall.

Chefs from local restaurants and area caterers will create an assortment of chocolate desserts in mini-sizes. Gourmet coffees, wine and other beverages will be served. 

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Deadline nears for Family Fest vendors
MAR 20, 2012

The Village Hospital Greer Family Fest is taking applications for vendors for the May 4-5 event that features Aaron Tippin as the marquee entertainment.

Arts, crafts, business, and restaurant vendors can apply to occupy a booth during the two-day event that is Greer’s signature annual festival.

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New deep-fried offerings at Carnival Confections
MAR 19, 2012

Deep-fried Chocolate Cherry Bombs and Peanut Butter Cups are being offered during March at Carnival Confections Food at 1209 W. Poinsett Street.

Kelvin Miller, owner of the restaurant, has installed a Coke beverage fountain to offer coke products  with ice. The snow cokes machine, Miller said, has been a big hit during the warm days and it appears the warmer coming week.

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Stomping Grounds sets variety of entertainment
MAR 17, 2012

The Stomping Grounds, quickly becoming the place to visit and the place to be seen, has annnounced its upcoming entertainment and guest schedule. It includes music, parties, a political greet-and-meet and a poety reading.

Lisa Suber, owner/operator,  invites customers to visit the Stomping Grounds for breakfast or enjoy a variety of coffees while perusing the Internet.
 
Here are the upcoming events for the next couple weeks:
 
Tuesday, March 20  Elizabeth Wood playing acoustic guitar, 7-9 p.m.

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Get free fries from Burger King this weekend
MAR 16, 2012

Get free fries from Burger King this weekend

This weekend, Burger King is offering free french fries and green sauce to customers who visit any of its locations.

The green sauce is called “St. Paddy’s Sauce” and has the same consistency of ketchup. 

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Roses for Relief helps Greer's residents
MAR 16, 2012

Roses for Relief will be held St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday) to benefit Greer Relief.

The event, catered by Greer’s Ember Restaurant, will feature an Irish menu. is 7-12 p.m. at 317 Buncombe Road. The cost is $75 per person and proceeds to Greer Relief to assist needy and indigent residents of Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

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Peeps shares recipes for spring
MAR 15, 2012

Peepsters Stuffed Cookies

Peeps Marshmallow Brand Candies have come up with two recipes for spring: Peepsters Stuffed Cookies and PEEPS Chocolate Dessert Bars. The recipes are below.

Peepsters Stuffed Cookies

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Pepsi NEXT gives America a taste of the 'unbelievable'
MAR 15, 2012


Beginning March 26, consumers will be invited to get a first taste of new Pepsi NEXT, a real cola taste with 60 percent less sugar than Pepsi-Cola.

“We’re on a mission to get consumers to experience the real cola taste of Pepsi NEXT for themselves,” said Angelique Krembs, vice president TM Pepsi Marketing. “We’re excited that after years of research and development, we’ve unlocked the great taste of Pepsi NEXT, the choice for consumers who want real cola taste with less sugar.”

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Krispy Kreme rolls out egg-shaped doughnuts
MAR 15, 2012

Krispy Kreme rolls out egg-shaped doughnuts

Krispy Kreme is bringing two new egg-shaped treats to celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Universal Pictures' Easter-themed family comedy HOP, from the creators of Despicable Me. 

The new Sprinkled Chocolate Iced Egg with KREME Filling and Drizzled Iced Egg with Chocolate KREME Filling doughnuts are available now through April 8th at participating Krispy Kreme and Walmart locations. 

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Top 5 edibles for your container garden
MAR 15, 2012

One of the year's hottest trends in gardening is to combine ornamentals and edibles in one garden space and container gardening makes that easier than ever. When gardening in a small space it is important to look for plants that are compact in size, will give you a large yield, and feature unique colors and shapes.

Here are the top five edibles to add to your garden this season, according to MasterGardening.com.

1. Vates Blue Curl Scotch Lake Kale

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FATZ offers healthy alternatives
MAR 15, 2012

FATZ offers healthy alternatives

With bathing suit season just around the corner, FATZ is offering healthy alternatives that are lite on calories but heavy on flavor.

The Lite Side Menu provides 12 fresh, never-frozen  menu items, from the new Asian Chicken Salad and Lite Chocolate Mousse to the Lite Grilled Top Sirloin and Skinny Margarita, offering a blend of flavors with fewer than 550 calories.

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Lunchbox deli sets March breakfast, lunch specials
MAR 14, 2012

Jacob Danner, The Lunchbox Deli manager at Acme General Store, 201 Trade Street, has announced March breakfast and lunch specials. The deli is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Call 879-1090.

Breakfast
Monday: Boars Head Bacon, Egg, and Boars Head Cheese Bagel Sandwich ($3.95)
Tuesday: Boars Head Ham, Egg, and Boars Head Cheese Bagel Sandwich ($3.95)
Wednesday: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bagel ($1.75)
Thursday: Veggie Delight Omelet Bagel ($3.95)
Friday: Buy One Get One Free Bagel
Saturday: 99 Cent Bagels (99 cents) excluding cream cheese

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