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Younts Center

The Younts Center shines with first year anniversary success!

(June 11, 2018) nbsp;Arts Foundation of Fountain Inn (CAFFI) re-opened the doors of the Younts Center for Performing Arts in July of 2017 after acquiring it from the City of Fountain Inn, no one could have imagined the amazing opportunities in store for the people in our community and the surrounding areas.In barely a year, under their new ownership, over twenty thousand people, many for the first time, have walked through those same doors to experience outstanding local theatre, guest artists, performance recitals, the resident choral and symphony companies, educational seminars, church services, civic events and yes, even Governor McMaster ...Read More

Elephant Garlic

Elephant Garlic

(June 11, 2018) Elephant Garlic, Allium ampeloprasum, is sold at grocery stores!  Did you know you can plant the huge cloves to produce flowers like those in the picture?  Elephant Garlic is a perennial plant. It will grow and then come back and grow next year. Wow!Elephant Garlic is closer to a Leek than a garlic. In cooking, it has a milder taste but does not have all the health benefits of regular garlic. This garlic produces “scrapes” which is the stem with the immature flower head.  These are tasty and used in soups or sauté...Read More

Daddy Boyd's Tub

Daddy Boyd's Tub

(June 11, 2018) When I have visitors in our Garden, I enjoy telling them stories of things they see as part of our garden décor and plants. Things that are most important to me are things connected to a family memory. I love the thought of a heritage garden! One of my most special memories is the story about Daddy Boyd’s Tub. I have this tub in our garden and it makes me smile every time I see it!When I was a little girl, we lived right next door to my grandmother and grandfather…Mama Bea and ...Read More

Black Racer Snake

HENRY… Our Black Racer Snake

(June 11, 2018) It’s late spring already and just imagine one morning wandering around your garden enjoying your beautiful flowers with a cool drink in hand.  You can hear the birds singing, feel a gentle breeze, and maybe even a sprinkle or two of rain...a garden moment.  Then you see something moving quickly through the grass into the shelter of nearby plants and your garden moment is lost.  Or is it?  I say “good morning, Henry” to my five foot black snake that’s been a part of WillowDale’s Wildlife Habitat ...Read More

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Taft Matney

To market, to market…

(June 11, 2018) Did you make it out to Mauldin’s farmers’ market last year? If so, I have some good news and some bad news.The bad news is that there is no Saturday market at the Cultural Center this year. Even though we didn’t see our event as competition for the other Saturday markets, we learned from experience that we actually were. We competed for vendors, and we competed for an audience, so this year there will not be a market on Saturday.Now, here’s the good news.The 2018 Mauldin Farmers’ Market, sponsored ...Read More

Hannah Y. Kim at the Greenville Korean War Memorial

Korean War Veterans' advocate Hannah Y. Kim to visit Korean War Memorial in Greenville on June 15

(June 11, 2018) Greenville, SC June ??, 2018: At 10:00 am on Friday June 15, Hannah Y. Kim, a woman with a mission, will visit the Korean War Memorial in the Greenville, SC and present a commemorative wreath. This will be her 36TH  stop on an ambitious three-month journey visiting Korean War memorials in all 50 states, to honor and remember those who served in that long ago, faraway conflict, 1950-53, and to help promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. Given the alarming level of tensions in the region today, her mission could not be more timely. Hannah has already ...Read More

'We just want to teach!': SC teachers tell it like it is

(June 11, 2018) America's teachers are beginning to school the rest of us.They've been speaking out about what it's really like in the classroom, and it's not warm and fuzzy.They've even marched on state capitols.They're pushing back against the unrealistic expectations dumped on classroom teachers.It's not all about low pay. It's also about the lack of school discipline and administrative support, and the nonsense of measuring success by all-powerful standardized test scores.This week, a string of teachers came marching through my ...Read More

eXp Realty – The Agent Owned, Cloud Based Brokerage

(June 11, 2018) By now you have seen at least a few blue and yellow signs around town, so it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.  We are getting too big to be a “secret” Real Estate company.  I get asked all the time “What makes eXp Realty different…better?”  My quick answer is “just about everything”. It seems that whatever an agent is missing at their current brokerage…eXp Realty has it.  However, even more important than what we have to offer Agents is, how ...Read More

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Rotary Pres Jim Mitchell and Jeff Tewell

Mauldin Rotary Club Dedicates Family Picnic Area

(June 11, 2018) On May 8, 2018, the Mauldin Rotary Club and friends gathered to dedicate a new picnic and park area behind the Mauldin Cultural Center building.  The park dedication began inside the Mauldin Cultural Center.  In opening remarks, Janice Holcombe, President-Elect of the organization, described where the idea for the project originated.  As she interacted with her grandchild, Hudson, she realized a need for more family-friendly facilities in this area.  She presented the idea to Norman Bunn, the Rotary Club President at that time.  In his dedication remarks, Mr. Bunn, now Past President, said ...Read More

American Red Cross

Street Survival Tactics

(June 11, 2018) Welcome back Street Survivors !Here’s hoping you had a great Memorial weekend surrounded by family and friends and remembered the reason for the holiday, paying honor to our fallen military members from all wars and conflicts since the beginning of our country.  Always take an opportunity to thank our active duty and prior service members for their service whenever you can, but don’t forget those that have paid the ultimate price. Freedom is never Free, it comes with a very heavy price.Today’s column will focus on a critical skill that we all ...Read More

Mauldin' Beachin' Fridays

Mauldin's Beachin' Fridays continues through July 6

(June 11, 2018) The HistoryBeachin’ Fridays started in 2015, bringing the beach music scene to Mauldin. People come from all over the Upstate to converge on the Mauldin Cultural Center’s outdoor amphitheater for evenings of shag dancing, food trucks, and craft beverages. The final night always features a special performance and fireworks. All shows are FREE of charge, so grab your dancing shoes and bring your energy!The Scoop• All shows are FREE of charge and general admission. • Lawn chairs and/or blankets are welcome for all outdoor shows. • Outside food and beverages are prohibited. • Food ...Read More

Street Smarts

Street Survival Tactics

(May 14, 2018) If you’re paying attention to current events across the U.S.A. and on the world stage you should be comforted in knowing that your decision to own firearms and be skilled in their use, is the right thing to do, is a ‘right’ that the majority of the world population does not enjoy, and which you absolutely need to maintain your status as a citizen and not a subject or slave !Sure, that’s a mouthful, but look around. Some folks believe calling the police via 911 and hiding in your home, business, school ...Read More

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Patrick Goodwin in his Mauldin home with his Die-Cast collection.

Former Firefighter cherishes memories with Die-Cast Miniature collection

(May 14, 2018) Viewing Patrick Goodwin’s die-cast car collection is like walking into a whole different world.  Pictures of fire trucks, a fireman’s hat and jacket, and patches from various fire stations adorn the walls while the room overflows with miniature fire trucks, ambulances, school buses, tow trucks, and cars of all makes and models.  He estimates that about 9,000 die-cast vehicles comprise his collection and explains why they are so much more than toys.  Each piece has a meaning or a story and everything in his collection reminds him of home and ...Read More

Greenville, SC…THE Place to Call HOME

(May 14, 2018) I’m sure everyone has noticed the amount of growth in Greenville, SC over the last few years.  This one time small, quaint town has become “the place to call home” for many transplants from all over the world.  I, myself escaped the Northern winters to call Greenville home after word of mouth referrals and Google Search.  If you input “Best Place to Raise a Family in South Carolina”…BOOM…Greenville, SC wins hands down.  It’s no longer the hidden gem, the word is definitely out.  ...Read More

Piedmont historian Don Roper

In Memory of a Great Piedmont Historian, Don Roper

(May 14, 2018) This article was first published about 3 years ago.  I’m republishing it now in memory of Don Roper, our Saluda Sam.  Don passed away on April 11th after an extended illness.  His smile and care for everyone he came in contact with made him loved, admired, and treasured in Piedmont throughout his whole life time.  Don began collecting Piedmont memorabilia and stories in the 1940s and continued to do so until the very last.  His museum in the Piedmont Community Building was his pride and joy.  For the past year, Don worked ...Read More

Addy Matney - Chairman of the Greenville Transit Authority

Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) finalizes 2020-24 Transit Development Plan

(May 14, 2018) The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) has finalized the 2020-24 Transit Development Plan (TDP) study of the Greenlink transit system. The goal of the study is to create a plan to improve the Greenlink network so that it is more useful to residents in Greenville County. The plan identifies potential expansions in fixed route bus service, estimates the cost to implement these expansions, estimates the potential ridership gain that would occur from such expansions, and lists possible funding sources to be explored. The need for service expansion has its roots in the Greenlink Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA), which was completed ...Read More

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Photo by Master Gardner Bill Gallaway who is also a box turtle lover!

In Love with Box Turtles

(May 14, 2018) I’m in love with box turtles.  Are you in love, too?  Well, probably so for there is something endearing about the box turtle.  When I was young, we were surrounded by woods and meadows, the primary habitat for turtles  It was fun to identify a yellow-belly from a speckle back or a box turtle; and, yes, a snapping turtle, too.  As a gardener, I actually designed our garden, WillowDale, with box turtles in mind along with other reptiles that either, walk, hop, or slither through our extension of their habitat.Box turtles ...Read More

Backyard hummingbird feeder

Give A Gift of Rubies For Mother’s Day

(May 14, 2018) Spring is here and Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  If you are still looking for the perfect gift, I know just the thing, rubies.  Don’t worry, I’m not talking about the expensive red gem, but I am talking about one of  spring and summers most popular birds, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  Even though the weather has been crazy this year, these little jewels are making their way here with a big appetite!!  To ensure you get these “Rubies” in your yard by Mother’s ...Read More

Sedem Burros Tail

Plant of the month - Succulents!

(May 14, 2018) Succulents, succulents everywhere!  They have been popular for the last few years but even more so this spring.  Everyone knows the Hens and Chickens succulents that our grandmothers grew in their gardens.  They have been stepped up a notch to include Echeverias, Aeoniums, Agaves, Dudleyas and Crassulas to name a few.  These are all popular and can be found at local nurseries. Easy to grow, succulents may be planted in the garden but do exceptionally well in containers.  Use a potting mix such as Miracle-Gro Cactus, Palms and Citrus which provides good drainage ...Read More

Jason Tate won $1,000 for closest to the $1 million-hole shot, followed by C.W. Crawford and Brandon Fowler

Golfers narrowly miss $1 million hole

(May 14, 2018) Jason Tate of Mauldin came just 21 feet from winning $1 million in Saturday’s finals of Laurens Electric Cooperative’s Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout at Eagle Zone golf center on Pelham Road in Greenville.Tate won $1,000 for the closest-to-the-$1 million-hole shot. C. W. Crawford placed 2nd and won $500, followed by Brandon Fowler, who took home $250. Sponsored by Laurens Electric Cooperative, the Shootout included two qualifying days during which golfers could earn entry into the Saturday finals, where a hole in one would have been worth $1 ...Read More

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Josie Hollingsworth - Hillcrest High School

All-Star Scholar/Athletes recognized for excellence

(May 14, 2018) Josie Hollingsworth - Hillcrest High SchoolSports superlative, Josie Hollingsworth, has managed to achieve Summa Cum Laude and the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, all while running track, field and playing volleyball. As a Fountain Inn native and resident, Hollingsworth has grown up around Clemson sports and plans to attend the University in the fall. Her current GPA is 5.155 and favorite school subjects include history and Spanish. With an impressive long list of club memberships, Hollingsworth is in Beta Club, National Honors Society, Students in Action, and Student Ambassadors. Like a true lioness, she brings an extreme amount of dedication to anything ...Read More

All-Star Scholar/Athletes recognized for excellence

(May 14, 2018) Josie Hollingsworth - Hillcrest High SchoolSports superlative, Josie Hollingsworth, has managed to achieve Summa Cum Laude and the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, all while running track, field and playing volleyball. As a Fountain Inn native and resident, Hollingsworth has grown up around Clemson sports and plans to attend the University in the fall. Her current GPA is 5.155 and favorite school subjects include history and Spanish. With an impressive long list of club memberships, Hollingsworth is in Beta Club, National Honors Society, Students in Action, and Student Ambassadors. Like a true lioness, she brings an extreme amount of dedication to anything ...Read More

Mauldin Garden Club presents “Spring in Bloom Festival & Bazaar”

(April 20, 2018) We received this press release in plenty of time, unfortunately our scheduled press run will be the exact same weekend that this event will be taking place. We thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the events that will take place on April 14 and maybe in the next edition report on some of the event results and comments. Tammy Barber, Mauldin Garden Club 864.640.0905  |   tammyjbarber@gmail.comMAULDIN, SC - The Mauldin Garden Club’s annual Spring In Bloom Festival & Bazaar attracts more than 1,000 people to the Mauldin Cultural Center and celebrates ...Read More

Unique and Chic Marketplace sells locally handcrafted treasures

(April 20, 2018) nbsp;  A serendipitous introduction between Heather Schwab and Sue Bogdanski resulted in an extraordinary business collaboration called Unique and Chic Marketplace in Mauldin, SC. In September 2017, the business partners opened the store that sells handmade art, treasures, and furniture created by local vendors. To celebrate our creative community, they will be hosting an exciting event in the parking lot next to Deal Mart on Saturday, April 28th 10 am – 4 pm. Attendees can browse hand crafted jewelry, soaps, candles, and décor while listening to free live music by the Wailin’ Thorns! Admission won’...Read More

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"Old Man Winter", you’ve worn out your welcome. We have other plans.

(April 20, 2018) Seriously, Winter. Take your coat and leave. This whole 45 degrees one day and 75 degrees the next is tiresome. Just go already.The azaleas have bloomed, my car is covered in pollen, and we’re all popping antihistamines like Tic Tacs. That means it’s time for you to take a hike.We’re ready to turn on the stage lights on Friday nights and get everybody back to the Mauldin Cultural Center’s amphitheater for our Beachin’ Fridays concert series, and this year, we’re starting two weeks earlier.Last year, thousands ...Read More

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