Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fall FEAST-a-Ville! Sumter Green’s biggest annual event coming up…

“Moderation in all things” has been a catchphrase for as long as I can remember.  It’s a good one, and it definitely has its place.  But once a year, I grant you personal permission to eat everything in sight…and feel good … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss! A Rare Public Showing for This Historic Sumter Home

For years, I called it “The Saddest House in Sumter.”  The imposing foursquare structure at 41 Haynsworth Street had already begun to look a bit neglected when I moved to the historic district in 1990.  Over the years it was … Continue reading

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“This and Then This”: The Sculpture of Zan Wells

I’m not sure what’s in Sumter’s water, but to look at the list of noted people with connections to this area can be a bit mind-blowing, especially considering that we are a smallish Deep South city that, prior to World … Continue reading

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“Making It Grow!” Live at the Sumter Opera House

Over the last decade, Downtown Sumter has become an established destination for live entertainment, street festivals, and dining of all descriptions, and the streetscape has been continually upgraded to a level of beauty that draws compliments from residents and visitors … Continue reading

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USC’s Fall Natural History Series Starts September 7

September!  This time of year brings a welcome reminder of one big reason why people choose to live in the South.  Isn’t it funny how once school starts, it seems that fall is here, no matter that it’s still pretty … Continue reading

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Game Time

The first rule of composition is “write what you know.” So, the topics covered on this page are generally things that I have personally seen and done, or of which I have fairly extensive knowledge.  But today’s topic requires that … Continue reading

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The Friendly New Face of Sumter’s Rental Facilities

If you’re planning a party, hosting a reception, organizing a meeting or doing anything else that involves bringing people together in a beautiful, conveniently-located space, there are two names that you need to know: 1.  Swan Lake Visitors Center 2.  … Continue reading

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