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Track Your Adventure Number Four: Fall for the Arts—This Summer!

In today’s environmentally conscious world, the concept of “re-purposing” buildings is part of doing business as usual. Gone are the days of tearing down structures and building something new and trendy atop what might have been an interesting historic site. … Continue reading

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Get Your Passport to Adventure!

Looking for things to do in Sumter just got a lot easier! The Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau has worked in collaboration with 22 area attractions to produce a new initiative, “Track Your Adventure,” a campaign that has already begun … Continue reading

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The Iris Festival: Experiencing the beauty of Sumter, South Carolina

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” My friend gave me the magnet when my eldest daughter, Lauren, left for college. She was the first to go, but with three more kids at home, I had my hands full … Continue reading

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Frame and Frequency: Challenging New Exhibit Coming to Gallery 135

In the midst of end-of-school/beginning-of-summer/oh-gosh-it’s-getting-hot, and everything else that accompanies this time of year—well, here’s something a bit different. A lot different, actually. In 1963, former commercial illustrator Andy Warhol began pointing his 16mm film camera at whomever walked in … Continue reading

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Back to Build the Future

This Saturday, April 5, 2014, will mark Sumter’s 9th Annual Sankofa Cultural Festival.  Starting at 11 a.m., the grounds at Mt. Pisgah AME Church (corner of South Washington and Bartlette Streets) will overflow with ceremonies, performances and vendors who will, … Continue reading

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Sumter Iris Festival Celebrating 74 Years

Put on your dancing shoes, bring your appetite and prepare to experience one of the most exciting Sumter Iris Festivals held to date!  The festival, held every Memorial Day weekend and now in its 74th year of celebration, will highlight … Continue reading

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Keep Bringing It! The Sumter Opera House Presents…

Got a few moments?  Take a seat by the campfire and let this old storyteller regale you with yet another one. Way back in the year 2000, when the Downtown Promotions Committee began working in earnest on ways to get … Continue reading

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