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A “Specially Sumter” Weekend!

It seems just about impossible that fall is here already–2013 really has gone like the wind!  But indeed, it is.  As I drove to the office this morning, I noticed that the spider lilies are blooming along Swan Walk here at the … Continue reading

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Bursting into Fall 2013…Almost Too Much to Hold!

Too much information, that is.  But now that school has started, it seems that the number of fall activities is hitting high gear—even while it’s still steaming outside (although to be fair, this year it really isn’t the heat; it’s … Continue reading

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A Vanishing World

Within our growing city, there are few areas that have not been touched by renovation, demolition or other factors involved in community revitalization.  But out in the further reaches of the county, it’s still possible to see decaying farmhouses, eerie … Continue reading

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Irresistibly Contagious

“…There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.” –Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol  “Marley was dead: to begin with.”  So begins the Christmas story that has been enjoyed by millions for more than 160 years.  … Continue reading

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Festival on the Avenue This Weekend

It’s back…and it’s bigger than ever!  For more information on this year’s Festival on the Avenue (notice it’s three days long now?), please check out the website at http://www.FestivalontheAvenue.com. 

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Brrrrrr!!!

Wow!  After one of the mildest holiday seasons in years, Old Man Winter certainly made his presence known this week!  Thank goodness that daily routines have returned to normal, and there are no shopping crowds to fight in the bitter … Continue reading

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South Carolina Humanities Festival Heads to Sumter

Strap yourself in, now—this is going to be a long read!  But when a long-established statewide event comes to Sumter, there’s no way to compress it into any sort of quick bite.  Stick with me, and I hope you’ll agree … Continue reading

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