Monthly Archives: September 2010

“A splendid time is guaranteed for all…”

The Sumter County Fair is here!  Who is there among us without memories of rides, cotton candy, games and animals, both real ones and the stuffed kind you win for breaking balloons?  And who can resist the temptation of a … Continue reading

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Sumter/Shaw StreetFest Tonight!

Everything is on track for the Sumter/Shaw StreetFest, beginning tonight at 5:30 p.m.  The festivities begin with a performance by the amazing Lemira Percussion Ensemble at Rotary Centennial Plaza.  This is one of THE most talented groups I’ve ever seen.  One of … Continue reading

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Autumn Is Here…Sort of!

Yesterday, September 22, was the first day of autumn.  I didn’t notice, mostly because it was over 90 degrees outside, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to be changing in the immediate future.  Oh, but fall in Sumter!  It’s … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Roll Party in the Street

It’s going to be a busy month for downtown Sumter!  Football season or no, there are always plenty of people—thousands of them, actually—who come down to Main Street and enjoy live music, food and beverages and hanging out with friends.  … Continue reading

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Ballet with a Bite!

Mark your calendar for October 22 or 23, when the Columbia City Ballet performs Dracula, “a story of love and seduction.”  It’s a true classic, and the Sumter Opera House is the perfect venue for this elaborate production. I’ve read … Continue reading

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Twiggs and Geter…Thoughts for (maybe) a Rainy Afternoon

There’s this rumor that it’s going to be a rainy weekend.  This has been such a dry summer that “rumor” has become my personal replacement for the word “forecast.”  Either way, there’s a chance I might not be able to clean out … Continue reading

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“Forget the Diet” Night, and Music, Music, Music!

Remember that the Fall Feast will be here before you know it!  Tickets are still available at the Swan Lake Visitors Center for $25 each, but they won’t last long. The Fall Feast has become an annual social highlight, as … Continue reading

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