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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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Sumter Entertainment: Effortless Family Fun in Central South Carolina!

“10 cents?” asked my eleven-year-old in utter disbelief. It’s always hard explaining to our kids how much things used to cost back in the “good old days,” but for some reason, they had an especially difficult time digesting the fact … Continue reading

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Almost Summer? Microbrew Festival This Weekend!!!

Are you ready for the good news, or shall I break the good news first? Either way, it’s a definite win! The recent streak of clear, summer-like days (only without the humidity) is forecast to last at least through Friday … 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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Happy Thanksgiving 2013!

The Fantasy of Lights display is nearly completed, the Visitors Center tree has been decorated, and members of our staff will soon begin motoring toward their holiday destinations, whether across town or across state lines.  As we prepare to enter … Continue reading

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Bring It! Local Firefighters Vie for the “Pit Master” Title in Barbecue Event

There are a lot of stereotypes about the Deep South that simply aren’t true.  In the picture painted by popular media from Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias to…um, “Dueling Banjos,” the South has long been portrayed as a … Continue reading

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