chili-cookoff

The Palmetto State Chili Cookoff

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

The Annual Palmetto State Chili Cookoff takes place on May 23rd between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm in downtown Fountain Inn.

4552277923_2886cd071e_o (1)

Southern Author Festival on May 23rd

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Join the Greenville County Library System and the Friends of the Greenville County Library System for a daylong event celebrating Southern fiction and poetry.

MSF

2015 Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment! Albannach and The Erica Berg Collective will be the feature performers on May 22nd.

https---igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net-hphotos-ak-xaf1-t51.2885-15-11191101_367221113488369_1991194539_n

“Dins Day” Tops $1 Million in Gifts and Pledges

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Furman University officials had high hopes for its first “Dins Day” celebration, a 24-hour fundraising event, but the results exceeded even the most optimistic expectations.

have_fun_pc

What is Sous Vide?

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Simply put, sous vide is a way of cooking food in airtight plastic bags under water for a long duration.

book01

Public Education Partners Donates 210,000 Free Books to GCS Students

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015

Over 17,500 elementary school students attending 28 targeted schools will have their summers brightened as Public Education Partners (PEP) celebrates the donation of 210,000 books and kicks off the third annual Make Summer Count reading campaign.

lakesidehires-medium

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series Opens May 28th

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Furman University’s Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968, will begin Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s amphitheater with a performance by the Lakeside Concert Band.

DTA-Logo

PNG Downtown Alive Launches Contest

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive presented by Clemson MBA will give local bands the opportunity to earn a paid gig at the concert series as part of a Gimme the Gig band contest.

bear

DNR Offers Guidelines for Dealing with Bears

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased black bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals.

Flowers-Delphinium

Garden Chores for May

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015

Mow frequently enough to remove no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time.

mental_health2

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This year, approximately one in five American adults — our friends, colleagues, and loved ones — will experience a diagnosable mental health condition.

COG_Color_Stacked-copy

Reduced-rate Parking on Weekends

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Beginning this week, the City of Greenville will offer a special weekend parking promotion at the Spring Street Garage, located at 316 South Spring Street.

Outlets-logos_110714

Asheville Outlets Grand Opening

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Asheville Outlets will have nearly fifty stores open for business for its upcoming debut. The grand opening is set for 10:00 am on Friday, May 1st.

euphoria1

Euphoria Launches Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

For the first time in its ten-year history, Euphoria will celebrate the skills and culinary achievements of Greenville’s young chefs by hosting the first annual Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown contest.

biltmore-blooms

Biltmore Blooms 2015

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Biltmore’s gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

size0

Engineer South Carolina’s Future

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Math, along with Greenville County Schools, will host CREATEng, a one-of-a-kind engineering and design-based thinking experience, to rising eighth and ninth graders in the Upstate.

911_smart911

What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.

poverty-image-2

Furman Receives $500,000 Gift to Support Poverty Studies

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Furman University officials announced that a Furman trustee and his wife have made a $500,000 gift that will create an endowment to support the university’s popular and innovative Poverty Studies program.

Giving Blood Saves Lives

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Give the gift of life – Donate blood!  The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies.

City of Greenville Logo

Greenville Recognized for Prioritizing Play for Children

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

With research proving play is critical to the overall well-being of children, 217 cities and towns, including Greenville, earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2013 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to give children the childhood they deserve by providing ample …

ucm107161

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

Clemson Logo

‘Tigers’ unite at Clemson to save tigers in the wild

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

The tiger is one of the most common college mascots in the country. It also is one of the most endangered animals in the wild. Students at Clemson University are calling together their fellow collegiate “tigers” from across the country to a summit April 19-21 …

sxcOfficeSpace

Power Down and Save! Eight Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Energy Use

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

With ever-increasing operating expenses, saving on energy has become an easy and effective way for businesses to reduce costs. Even small improvements in the way you use energy can have a large impact on your bottom line. The eight, low-cost/no-cost energy-saving tips that …

caesar2

Caesars Head State Park is Close, But a World Away

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Greenville is a terrific place to work, raise a family and enjoy what life has to offer, but that doesn’t take away the need to get away from it all every once in a while, away from paved streets, traffic noise and all …

101307337_db4a661350_n

Tips To Staying Safe And Warm During Ice Storm Recovery

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

A heavy buildup of ice from the winter storms can take a toll on trees and power lines causing widespread outages, and the damage could take several days to repair. Safe Electricity wants everyone to know how to stay safe and warm during …

Servosity-Logo

Servosity Expanding Operations in Greenville County; 30 New Jobs Expected

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Greenville-based Servosity Inc, a developer and provider of data backup and disaster recovery solutions to managed service providers and IT resellers, announced plans to expand its operations in Greenville County. The company expects to generate 30 new jobs over the next 12 to …

building

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Watson Engineering Inc., a supplier of construction, agriculture and automotive components, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Anderson County. The $6.37 million investment is expected to generate 85 new jobs. “Demand has increased for our company’s products and services, and …

SmartPhoneSecurity(1)

Protect Your Passwords!

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

According to recent news reports, passwords for some users of professional networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony may have been leaked online. Google has also started warning users about possible state-sponsored cyber attacks against Gmail accounts.   To protect your passwords and …

METAL 3

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. “We’ve been in business here since 1980, and it’s exciting to once again expand …

2818788475_87a2ec2109

Fish Smart, Eat Smart Updated Campaign

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

South Carolinians who like to fish can go online for updated information to find out if the fish on their line is safe to eat or if it should be released. The new DHEC website at www.scdhec.gov/fish has a state map with the …

TwoSmiles

Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package. …

blowingrock

Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …

bloodlogo

Regional and National Blood Supply Low, Donations Urgently Needed

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already critically low blood supplies. This call to action comes at a time when blood is …

Brainy Confused Man

Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012

Did you know that your brain is a very hungry organ? In fact it consumes 20% of all the oxygen you breathe and 25% of all the calories you eat. Here are a few tips to feed and water your hungry brain to …

Blowing Rock

Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …

grandfather1

Grandfather Mountain, a Globally Recognized Nature Preserve

Posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012

Most visitors to the mountains probably recognize Grandfather Mountain’s famous swinging bridge, and more than likely enjoy visiting its restaurant and souvenir shop. Many thousands of travelers stop by Grandfather Mountain during the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, one of the largest gatherings …