A Day in Flat Rock... Living in Greenville is perfect. We're three hours from the coast and thirty minutes from the mountains. Both spots can be explored in a day. One of my family's favorite day-trip destinations is Flat Rock, North Carolina. I thought I would share a few of the reasons why and a short list of things to do. First, and because I'm a sucker for a … [Read more...] about A DAY IN FLAT ROCK
This is a story all about how... local author Sam Slaughter released his third book... And I'd like to take a minute (or four)... to tell you all about it. My Fresh Prince of Bel Air friends will recognize what I did there. How nostalgic are you about the pop culture of the 90's? What about your love of cocktail drinks? Even if you only have a passing interest in cocktails, you … [Read more...] about ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK RUM?
Spots to stay cool this summer... While summer sizzles in Greenville, we've discovered ways to beat the heat. If you don't have a pool or access to a lake, we'd like to introduce you to some nearby swimming holes. With over two months of no school, a little imagination needs to go a long way. Smack-dab in the middle of downtown, you'll find fun for all ages. The splash … [Read more...] about SPOTS TO STAY COOL THIS SUMMER
Kids eat FREE this summer in the Upstate... As a teacher, bittersweet is not a word I've used to describe my last day of school. I always look forward to my summers. Not because of my students or co-workers - I definitely miss them (I've been so blessed with amazing work friends.) However, there is one thing that gets to me when saying our final (and slightly … [Read more...] about KIDS EAT FREE THIS SUMMER IN THE UPSTATE
As much as I would love to remain in my Greenville bubble, I recently decided to spend a day in Spartanburg. Take a short drive up I-85, or for a more scenic ride, take Highway 29 to our neighbor to the north. Either way, you're looking at about a 40 minute drive from Downtown Greenville. I never embark on a road trip without an itinerary. Be sure to prioritize. First … [Read more...] about A DAY TRIP IN SPARTANBURG
Being a native Greenvillian, I've only lived in four houses in my thirty (give or take ten) years of life. One might assume there would be few area places of interest that would be a surprise to me. The quest to visit all forty-seven state parks has introduced my family to several hidden treasure spots right in our own backyard. We all know and love Paris Mountain, Jones Gap … [Read more...] about UPSTATE ADVENTURES: SC STATE PARKS NEAR YOU
More than 200,000 children a year are diagnosed with Autism, a developmental disorder that often impairs the ability to communicate and interact effectively. Early diagnosis and intervention make the difference in the life of a child with autism. Greenville does a fantastic job providing services for families. Raising a child with autism can be a challenge. If you are a … [Read more...] about AUTISM AWARENESS & SENSORY DAY WITH THE GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS
Welcome to October, one of my favorite months of the year. I would love to tell you that my obsession is with fall foliage, cooler temperatures and pumpkin spice lattes, but that would be a lie. For the record, I'm not a coffee drinker. I'm over here waiting on someone to come up with pumpkin spice sweet tea. The part of October that brings me joy is Halloween. More … [Read more...] about HAUNTED HOT SPOTS IN THE UPSTATE
Please don't scroll past this post!!! I realize some of you may not be baseball fans, but if you're a fan of Greenville, (and I know all of you are), this is a story you need to read. I had no idea how much of a legend Shoeless Joe Jackson was until I began my research. It amazes me that he lived RIGHT HERE in our town! To understand the rise and fall of the infamous … [Read more...] about FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME: SHOELESS JOE JACKSON
September not only ushers in Fall in the Foothills, but one of the upstate's most anticipated outdoor celebrations. Euphoria hits the streets for four days, September 20th - 23rd, highlighting Greenville's Culinary and Arts Communities. Proceeds from this annual event fund Local Boy Do Good, dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. "Founded in 2006 by … [Read more...] about WELCOME BACK, EUPHORIA!