Monthly Archives: September 2012

Oktoberfest on Main 2012: Achtung, Y’all!

It’s nearly time once again for Oktoberfest, downtown Sumter style!  Join the Little German Dancers and the Finesse Band, along with hundreds of friends, and a variety of German food and drinks for sale.  New this year:  a student art contest.  … Continue reading

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Runner’s High

Have the last few days been perfect, or what?  With crisp mornings, warm afternoons and the sudden profusion of red spider lilies, South Carolina has definitely gotten the message that fall is here (but don’t get too excited—that could change next … Continue reading

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Monkey Minute

I love surveys.  I’m not sure why, but with the number of them out there (Nielsen or Gallup, anyone?), obviously I’m in good company.  This morning, I participated in the most important one in a while—and we’d like for you … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing? Never!

Okay, now it’s official (according to me, anyway):  the formerly oft-repeated statement that “there’s nothing to do in Sumter” cannot possibly be true.  Our community has more happening between now and the end of September than we have weeks left … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery…

With so many things going on in Sumter now and in the coming weeks, we’re running a risk here of information overload—and we can’t have that, because these events are worth remembering!  So today, I’m just going to drop a … Continue reading

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Yee-haw! It’s a Backyard Jamboree!

Here at the Swan Lake Visitors Center, tickets are flying out the door for the Sumter Green Fall Feast, being held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the USC Sumter Nettles Building.  Don’t wait too much longer, or you might not … Continue reading

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It’s YOUR Turn to Tell US…

If this were a television series, today’s installment would be “A Very Special Episode.”  You see, it was two years ago this week that the Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Swan Lake Visitors Center launched our first-ever blog.  One hundred … Continue reading

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