Monthly Archives: July 2012

Happening NOW: “The Pirates of Penzance” Coming to the Sumter Opera House

Late-breaking news:  My sources tell me that tonight and tomorrow night (July 30 and 31, 2012), the historic Sumter Opera House at 21 North Main Street will  host Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” presented by Sumter’s No Ceilings Productions … Continue reading

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Character and Strength of Heart: “I Have No Fear”

Supposedly, when one starts talking about the weather, there must not be much else to talk about.  However, it’s been so extremely extreme this year that I don’t quite know how to avoid it.  So far this summer, I’m batting … Continue reading

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Fall Sports Registration Begins SOON!

Yesterday afternoon, I found myself conducting a rather unexpected group bus tour of our community.  Of course, the downtown area, the shopping district and many other places were bustling with activity.  But it was slightly strange to drive into our … Continue reading

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“Grease” Is the Word

In ancient times, before the dawn of history…there were no DVD or Blu-Ray players, no HBO (not in Sumter, anyway) and no streaming online video from Netflix.  People went to see movies at the theatre, at the times when they … Continue reading

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A Meeting of Creative Minds…Take Two!

Okay, there’s a first time for everything, right?  Today’s post represents two of them: This is probably the first time I have ever written two consecutive entries on the same topic, but That’s because this is the first time that … Continue reading

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A Meeting of Creative Minds

Summer’s not even half over—go step outside if you don’t believe me!—but plans are already in place for an exciting 2012-13 season at the Sumter Little Theatre.  The new season, recently announced, includes “two fantastic musicals, a heartwarming drama, a … Continue reading

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Stay for a Day, Stay for a Season…

Most people who live in the South truly love it here.  Despite the occasional spell of inferno-like heat, and the fact that no one knows how to drive in snow because it hardly ever does, we enjoy the leisurely pace, … Continue reading

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