Local Section - (March 15, 2018) You’ve heard me say over and over for a very long time now…“If you want to sell…sell NOW!” or “We have more buyers than homes to put them in!”…I’ve said so many other things just like that. Well, let me explain the severity of low inventory as I see it. Potential “home buyers” are turning into “home builders”. They’re starting to give up on the home owners ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Spring is nearly here, and three special activities are coming to South Greenville in April.
Greenville Textile Heritage Society will meet on Saturday, April 7th, at the Piedmont Community Building. The Community Building has one of the last Mill Basketball Courts in Greenville County. Several basketball players from Piedmont will be inducted into the Textile League Hall of Fame. Also, in the Community Building is the Piedmont Historical Collection of local historian, Don Roper. The collection will be open for visitors that morning. Piedmont ...
Editorial Section - (March 15, 2018) Dear Bob and Connie Gecy,
For several years now Greater Greenville Master Gardeners have enjoyed the support of The Simpsonville Sentinel for our annual plant sale. Thank you for donating space in your paper to help us make the public aware of this event. We know from informal surveys that so many people come to the sale because they read about it in The Sentinel. We, the GGMG, want to thank you and your readers for your support and participation in our plant sale. You certainly help to make ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) A relatively new Lions Club in Simpsonville, the Centennial Lions Club of Simpsonville, will be holding a fundraiser at the McDonald’s restaurant at 692 Fairview Rd. on Tuesday, March 13 from 5 to 8 PM. The McDonald’s/Lions Club event is planned to encourage public awareness about the Lions Club and its mission. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lions Club. During this event you will find traditional brooms available for sale and eyeglass donation boxes.
Formed a little over a year ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Members of the Simpsonville Garden Club enjoyed a Night Out on Greenville’s trendy Augusta Road on February 20th. Following dinner at Zoe’s Kitchen, the club was treated to a Seasonal Table Display Demonstration and Workshop at Roots, an Urban Garden Oasis.
Wesley Turner, owner of Roots, provided the workshop, creating a delightful Easter dish garden. Mr. Turner’s work has been featured on HGTV’s We Bought the Farm which aired in June of 2017.
Afterwards attendees had fun crafting their own garden creations. ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) We all recognize the tall, sturdy stems and colorful flowers of the Dutch Tulip. But the plant of the month is Species Tulip. I am talking about the tulips that are the parents of all hybridized tulips that have been grown since the seventeenth century. Many Species Tulips measure a mere 4-5 inches while many have a stem of at least 12-14 inches tall. However, where the Dutch Tulip is planted as an annual here in our area of South Carolina, the Species Tulips are perennial and colonize ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) 4 ENEVITABLE CONSEQUENCES OF LIFETuesday, March 20
You will have fun with the magic (tricks) and humor! Steven Sanders and July Melograna will discuss
senior entitlements such as the "Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension". This is money that is available
when the veteran or spouse of a veteran may need long term care. Up to $1800 a month. Also new laws
that have been passed in SC that will help all to protect what they have that few people have heard
about. You will enjoy ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Dorothy was born in Sparta Tn. in June of 1926. She is the oldest of 5children. She met her husband, August Zvara in Michigan and had 2 daughters and now has 4 grandchildren and 8 great grands. Dorothy
was a book keeper for A & P grocery store.After retiring, She and Gus moved to Lakeland Fl. to spend the winters and the summers at their cottage on MacDonald
Lake in the upper Peninsula of Michigan where she loved to fish and pick wild berries to make jam.Dorothy moved ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) The 9th Annual Peacock STRIDES for Babies 5K race took place on Saturday, March 3rd, with more than 150 runners helping to raise funds to support research and treatment options to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Race results have been made available online, while medals were awarded directly following the race. The overall winners for men were Dennis Funk in third place; Zackery Carver in second; and Jonathan Fenske in first place. For women's overall placement, Marcia Simmons placed third; Tara Ann Garrett second; and McKenzie Amacher ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) The recent dog attack in Simpsonville involving the animal control officer illustrates one of the major problems with chaining/tethering dogs for long periods of time. Although that particular dog was not chained at a house at the time of the attack, I am almost certain that is the way he lived his life. The way he was restrained inside the car was with a logging chain. According to a study, tethered dogs are nearly three times more likely to bite or attack than dogs that aren’t tethered.
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) On Tuesday, February 20th, Tropical Grill opened its restaurant doors in Mauldin’s oldest historical building. This is the sixth Tropical Grill location to open in the Upstate. About eight years ago, Lazaro and Shadid Montoto started the family run business right here in Greenville. It was born out of their desire to share their favorite childhood recipes as an alternative to fast food. Delicious Cuban food options are served fast, healthy, and affordable with South Carolina sourced ingredients. Mauldin locals have been requesting the arrival of the savory ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Since last month’s senseless killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I’ve gotten a lot of questions from a lot of parents, and understandably so.
Although I can’t talk about specific security protocols, I can say that we have well-trained police officers vigilantly watching our kids and their schools.
It not a cushy job for them. It’s serious business, and these special officers treat it that way.I introduced them here in a November ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) This year a new county 10-year plan is to be developed. The first meeting concerning it was held with the County Council’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at County Square. It was an important meeting and very informative. This is long, but here are my notes.COMMITTEE
MEETINGJoe Minicozzi of Urban 3 in Asheville spoke at the Greenville County Council Committee of the Whole Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. All members except Roberts were present. Others attending included Planning ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Josiah Hill is ten years old. He has been drawing since the age of three. This child prodigy passion is Art. Please join Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kenneth Hill in celebrating the Acknowledgement of Thanks program with an Art Show featuring Josiah A. Hill’s Art Show/ SaleCedar Grove
206 Moore Street, Simpsonville, SC
May 5, 2018
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) On September 26, 2017, Animal Control Officer, Colleen Jenkins, was violently attacked by a Pit Bull and as a result of her injuries she was placed on administrative leave.
The position of animal control stayed open for 12 weeks according to Phyllis Long, Simpsonville HR director. On January 1, 2018, Jenkins was notified that she was terminated from her position with the city. According to Long she would still receive her disability payments but her position would not be held past the 12 weeks.
Tiffany Dye, a four-year ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Welcome back Street Survivors !If you’ve been reading this column even for a short time, you’ll know that I often use references to the animal kingdom to bring home a point about personal or home defense. For example, do you realize how a beautiful heron or egret protects themselves while walking along the edge of the Florida Everglades fishing, against a seemingly invincible and overly aggressive alligator attack ? They use their very sharp, accurate and lighting quick beak to strike at the alligator’s ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Brush Collection PolicyTree Limbs/Brush:
Residential Customers OnlySchedule: Normally collected weekly. However, the time between collections may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances, unusually heavy periods or holidays.What Ace will pick up:• Only tree limbs that are no longer than 5’ and no larger than 6” in diameter. This material must be tied in bundles no larger than 24” in diameter.What the City will pick up:• Collection of loose brush from residential properties only.
• No set schedule for ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Upcoming EventsHeritage Park Amphitheatre Concerts
Several concerts have been announced and more are anticipated to come. The upcoming announced concerts can be found at: http://heritageparkamphitheatre.com/
Progress is being made on the new restrooms at Heritage Park Amphitheatre which are anticipated to be ready for the concert season.Spring Events‘Community Clean-Up Day - March 10 (http://www.simpsonville.com/communitycleanup.html)
The Great EggVenture – March 31
Secure Your Id Day – April 20 (https://www.bbb.org/en/us/article/events/16956-...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) After a council retreat in Mauldin in January and a follow-up special called Council meeting in February, Fountain Inn City Council has agreed to change the way it operates with regard to Council meetings and citizen input.
In a synopsis of those meetings, city administrator Shawn Bell relayed some of the agreed on changes. The following are statements from Shawn Bell.Standing Committees Eliminated“Our Council has chosen to adopt the City of Greer model in which we will not have regular standing committees. We will have our ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) Preparing and approving the annual budget is the most important task City staff members, City Councilmembers, and I do every single year. The annual budget is the document that sets the policy direction for how our municipal government operates each year. For example, after the budget is approved by Council and our new fiscal year begins in July 1, our staffing levels and salaries should be set for the entire year. Just about all of our foreseeable revenues and expenses for the next twelve months are established with the budget. ...
Local Section - (March 15, 2018) At the annual meeting of the representatives from county voter registration and election offices from around the State, Conway Belangia, the Greenville County Director of Voter Registration and Elections was awarded that organization’s highest award presented by peers.
The Moore Award is presented to the member that best exemplifies the spirit of this organization through their continued unselfish giving of time and effort to make the South Carolina Association of Registration and Election Officials (SCARE) a more educated, concerned group that promotes training and educating individuals, as ...
History Section - (February 15, 2018) Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn't the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you ...
History Section - (February 15, 2018) When the winter meeting of the Greenville County Historical Society was held in February 1963, State Archives Director Dr. Charles Lee discussed the “Genealogy of South Carolina Public Records” with Society members in the Parish Hall of Christ Church. He described “the increasing complexity of archival materials, and the difficulties and challenges of collecting, cataloging, and preserving the records in the South Carolina Archives.” Dr. Lee’s preservation message still resonates today. Saving something historic is one challenge while preserving it is another entirely. ...
Local Section - (February 15, 2018) On most Tuesdays throughout the school year, starting around 2:00 p.m., the Bethel Elementary School cafeteria becomes home to Good News Club, a Bible club designed for first through fifth graders. Just before students arrive, fifteen volunteers from local churches including Rocky Creek Baptist, New Hope Baptist, and First Baptist of Mauldin prepare tables with name cards, snacks, and activity sheets and then gather into a tight circle to pray for the sixty-five or more children who attend the weekly event. Parents complete a parental ...
Editorial Section - (February 15, 2018) Darlings Connie and Bob,
I just got my copy of the paper to-day. Thank you so much for printing the article about our Christmas lunch. You both are the best!!! I will give Tibia the article for her Historian safekeeping! Hope we see you this year...lunch for you is always on the house!Love, Sandy Sewell
Powdersville Garden Club