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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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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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“Through Their Eyes”

 “It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let us pause for a moment to remember John McCosh.  Although largely forgotten except by historians, he created a profession that to some, may … Continue reading

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