Monthly Archives: March 2012

An Old Fave Is Back…and It’s All New!

I think the phones started ringing in January.  “Is Sumter@Six coming back this year?  When does it start?  Who’s coming?”  Here at the Visitors Center, we now have the answers to those questions since the Downtown Development Office has unveiled … Continue reading

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Girls Raised in the South: It’s Grit and Gingham, Honey.

Shrimp and grits.  Cheese grits.  Grits and gravy.  Instant grits (which are, I understand, an abomination.)  No less than the Charleston Post and Courier has declared grits “an inexpensive, simple, and thoroughly digestible food [that] should be made popular throughout … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

Most of Sumter’s residents and visitors spent the last few months wondering, “Is winter ever going to come?” (I know I have remarked on it, well, more than once!)  I suppose it didn’t really, but there’s no question that spring has definitely … Continue reading

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish…

…except that actually, no, I’m not.  I have a (very) small amount of English blood, and perhaps just a wee drop of Scotch.  And a “wee drop of Scotch” may be one of the treats in store for you when … Continue reading

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A Man for All Seasons

Sometimes a name triggers an immediate association:  George Washington?  Father of Our Country.  Thomas Sumter?  The Fighting Gamecock of the American Revolution.  Joel Poinsett?  Um…Christmas? That is how it seems.  Poinsett’s name is mostly invoked in December, when poinsettias appear … Continue reading

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The Return of the Bigger Big Screen

I love quotations.  Those who know me and my sources realize that a lot of my conversation actually consists of clever things that other people have said first.  People who don’t know me so well…well, they just tend to give me … Continue reading

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Good Things

It’s hard to believe that spring is here already, when we don’t seem to have had much of a winter, but I noticed this morning that my Bradford pear is about to bloom.  Now, we have a lot of flowering … Continue reading

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