Monthly Archives: October 2012

Have You Seen Us Lately?

Twenty years ago, it was just a dream.  Like the centers of so many other cities, Sumter’s downtown was in rough shape—a nationwide occurrence as malls proliferated, resulting in the flight of retail establishments and restaurants out to the suburbs.  … Continue reading

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Worth a Thousand Words

Of the four seasons, there’s something special about the way fall engages the senses.  The bright colors of the changing leaves, the smoky smells of fireplaces and nighttime bonfires, the tastes of hearty stews and other foods that are “too … Continue reading

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“…Are You Listening?”

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening…” Perhaps that seems premature—and the glistening snow is wishful thinking for certain.  But if anticipation can be measured by the amount of time between when people start to … Continue reading

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Hiking the High Hills

Most people have their fall sport—from hunting to football, we love either to participate ourselves, or to party down while rooting for the team (and quite a few have been known to do both).  But one of my favorite things … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Your Game!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  All right, it’s not quite Christmas yet, but has our weather been glorious lately, or what?  According to the present long-term forecast, we are in for several weeks of sunshine (mostly), with … Continue reading

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Sumter’s (Opera) House of Horrors

“Everytime I think about something nice, you remind me of bad things!” –Jane Hudson, as played by Bette Davis I’m going to make a confession.  I’m still afraid of the closet monster.  Yes, I have checked and checked and checked … Continue reading

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The Sounds of America

Live music in Sumter is generally popular (witness our successful downtown events), but there are some groups that always guarantee an absolutely full house.  On Sunday, October 14, the Sumter-Shaw Community Concert Association is proud to present USAF Academy Band, the Falconaires at … Continue reading

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