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It's time to get serious about weight loss and health
MAY 29, 2014

Lisa Hawkins Lynn is a health coach.
 

“There are 2 primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

Denis Waitley

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Council OKs residents to own chickens in backyard
MAY 28, 2014

Greer residents can keep up to six chickens in their backyards, but no closer than 50 feet from their neighbors.

City Council amended the livestock ordinance, 6-0, Tuesday night to include domesticated female chickens on property except for duplexes or apartments. Councilman Wayne Griffin who cast the only no vote May 13 was absent.

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Grilling takes off with a spicy dry rub and white BBQ sauce
MAY 26, 2014

Ribs are always flavorful with dry rubs.

Memorial Day is the first holiday of the year that brings out our inner professional griller. I love to grill but we have our favorites and it is time consuming to experiment with new sauce recipes during the busy week.

Holidays and summer vacations with family and friends challenge us, though, to be creative and step up our grilling game.

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Restaurants honor active military and vets on Memorial weekend
MAY 23, 2014

Zaxby's at 920 Wade Hampton Blvd. will offer veterans 10 percent off of any purchase on Memorial Day. Roaslyn and J'hun Talley were picking up an order Friday.
 

Restaurants are honoring veterans and active military this Memorial Day weekend.

Below are some of the restaurants with their discounts. You might want to call ahead on the national restaurant chains listed or visit websites for coupons and information. 

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Greer Middle Charter earns $10,000 for delivering 8,868 food items to Greer Relief
MAY 21, 2014

A Greer Middle College student is delivering some of the 8,868 food items collected to Greer Relief in the Feinstein Challenge. GMC earned a $10,000 grant, one of five awarded nationally.
 
 

Greer Relief and Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMC) combined on a win-win challenge that earned the non-profit 8 truckloads of food donations and the school $10,000.

Executive Director Caroline Robertson invited GMC to compete for a grant from the Feinstein High School Challenge. Alan Shawn Feinstein, for the 17th consecutive year, divided $1 million among hunger fighting agencies. It was Greer Relief’s first time participating in the challenge.

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Quiz: How is your etiquette?
MAY 19, 2014

David Evans
Consultant for etiquette and business protocol
 

 

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Furman's Davidson is tied for lead at BMW Pro-Am
MAY 17, 2014

Three players are tied for the lead at the BMW Pro-AM for the first time entering the final round. Furman’s Matt Davidson, former Auburn All-American Blayne Barber and Duke’s Ryan Blum share the 54-hole lead at 14-under-par 201.

Wake Forest’s Kyle Reifers and Vanderbilt’s Jon Curran are a shot back in a tie for fourth.

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All it took was one picture to make Rosie Hot Dog historic
MAY 13, 2014

Who would have thought that this photo of Kaylie Henderson would become the impetus behind the pictorial folk history and culture at Rosie Hot Dog.
 

Greer High 2014 reunion.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then the scrapbook décor of photos on the walls at Rosie Hot Dog must be worth millions.

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A primer in etiquette is behind this week's significance
MAY 12, 2014

David Evans
Founder of International Protocol and Etiquette Consulting
 

By David Evans

International Etiquette and Protocol Consulting

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Celebrity pairings set for BMW Pro-Am course rotation
MAY 12, 2014

Rob Riggle
Actor and comedian
 

The celebrity course rotations for this week’s BMW Charity Pro-Am golf tournament were announced today.

The tournament opens Thursday and rotates three courses – Thornblade Club, Green Valley Country Club and The Reserve at Lake Keowee – until Sunday’s final round at Thornblade.

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Grateful for family and good health
MAY 12, 2014

Isn't good health something we all as mothers and fathers want to share with our children . . . for our children?
 

It’s easy to be grateful for the big moments in your life, but in the day-to-day craziness, sometimes we forget to be grateful for all of the people and the little things in life that make us happy. 

Besides being grateful for my family . . . especially my late mother, Bobbie Wood Hawkins,  I am grateful for good health.

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Vintage Market has festival-like turnout
MAY 10, 2014

The promenade at City Park was packed with vendors and guests perusing the vintage, handmade and repurposed items.
 

• Setting up the market

It was a festival-like atmosphere and turnout at the “Vintage Market at the Park” Saturday.

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Meet the Jackets scheduled May 13 at Zaxby's
MAY 9, 2014

Greer Football Head Coach Will Young has scheduled the start of spring practice on May 19 and hte spring game May 30 at Dooley Field at 6 p.m.

A “Meet the Jackets" football fundraiser is scheduled at Zaxby’s in Greer, 902 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. on Tuesday, May 13 from 5-8 p.m.

Players and coaches will be available for photos and autographs. Head Coach Will Young said all players have been invited.

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Grant enables GCM to renovate kitchen, lighting and HVAC systems
MAY 8, 2014

Ellen Roberson, Meals on Wheels Director, and Cindy Simpler, Executive Director for Greer Community Ministries, will have a renovated kitchen with updated appliances to prepare meals for its programs.
 
 

Greer Community Ministries has received an $81,219 grant to renovate its kitchen and update its lighting and HVAC systems.

Greenville Women Giving announced $500,255 in grants to eight area organizations Wednesday. The grants range from $40,000 to $100,000.

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Fresh corn on the cob is easy summer grilling
MAY 8, 2014

Corn in the husks or in aluminum foil can be prepared easily in less than 35 minutes.
 
 

It’s that time of year when outdoor grilling makes its debut. May is considered grilling month and over Memorial week the highest volumes of grills are sold.

When considering which meal to prepare on the grill, don't be scared to try out some fun and easy vegetable recipes as well. Fresh corn in the husks will impress your guests and keep the menu light and colorful. Corn in the husks or in aluminum foil can be prepared easily in less than 35 minutes.

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Mini produce stand launched at Stomping Grounds
MAY 7, 2014

Mini produce stand launched at Stomping Grounds

The Upstate Mini-Market has been launched at the Stomping Grounds.

JP Wersinger, co-owner of Suburban ShareCrop, and part-time employee at the coffee shop, brought fresh vegetables to the store last year and customers downtown were among his subscribers.

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Greer High Oldies have memorable reunion mapped out
MAY 7, 2014

Greer High School Oldies presented by Jim Benson hold their 2014 Reunion Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17.
 

The Greer High Oldies are coming to town to spill the beans on classmates and events through the years and celebrate one common thread – their passion for all things Greer High School, past and present. 

The reunion, well into the hundreds, makes an economic impact in downtown Greer, eating and shopping in the central business district.

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Vintage Market challenges visitors to practice time management
MAY 7, 2014

Vintage, handmade and repurposed items will be available for purchase from 35 vendors from the Carolinas.

Warning: If you plan on attending the “Vintage Market at the Park” Saturday, plan your time wisely and drive a vehicle(s) that can handle a quantity of merchandise.

It’s the biggest market assembled in Greer – even bigger than the highly successful Vintage Market held last fall at City Park.

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Daily Bread Ministries to build, provide housing and counsel for homeless
MAY 6, 2014

This is the preliminary plans for the four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter to be located at 509-511 E. Poinsett Street.
 

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Daily Bread Ministries is planning a four-unit homeless rehabilitation shelter to be located at 509-511 E. Poinsett Street, Adam Wickliffe, chairman of the board of directors for the ministry, announced in a letter today.

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Freedom Blast is next big event at City Park
MAY 5, 2014

Red was the color and strawberry the flavor for last year's pie eating contest the Freedom Blast. This year's event is scheduled for June 28.
 

Greer’s Freedom Blast is the next big event for a community-wide celebration scheduled June 28 at Greer City Hall.

The 30th Annual Family Fest broke all attendance records previously set at last year’s Freedom Blast that reportedly had 12,000 – 15,000 visitors with the Swingin’ Medallions performing. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce organizes the Family Fest.

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