Monthly Archives: February 2012

Some Like It HOT…

What’s better on a cool night than spicy-hot chili and a cold beer?  Not that we’ve had much of a winter, but there’s been at least a nice nip in the air, just enough to make it feel great to … Continue reading

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“Red Tails” of Sumter

George Lucas.  Now, what does this legendary producer, screenwriter and director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.) have to do with Sumter, South Carolina?  Seriously, has he ever even heard of the place? Does it matter?  Lucas is the Executive Producer … Continue reading

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This Bird Has Flown

It’s been pretty dreary today, and there haven’t been a lot of reasons to look out the windows here at the Swan Lake Visitors Center.  However, I have decided that I’d best make it more of a habit, because in … Continue reading

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History, Heritage & Heroes

Here at Sumter’s tourism office, we handle a variety of inquiries from the public.  Some are routine (“When do the irises bloom?”  “Is the Heath Pavilion available for this date?”), but every now and again, we get one that requires … Continue reading

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Kookaburra Soccer Tournament Returns for Third Year

“Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree Merry, merry king of the bush is he Laugh, kookaburra, laugh…” Honestly, some days I think anything will give me an ear worm.  Does anyone else remember the old “Zoom!” television series and … Continue reading

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