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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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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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Downtown Summer Saturdays

Happy summer solstice! Okay—technically, the longest day of the year was Thursday, June 20, but who wants to be picky about it?  Today (June 21) is the first day of summer, and what a glorious one it’s turning out to … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Is Here, and the Time Is Right…

We’re back… This seems to happen every year. The Sumter Iris Festival comes and goes—and with about 75,000 visitors, the 2013 event was far busier and more successful than anyone could have anticipated—and then it’s time to start working on … Continue reading

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Uncommon Patriotism Honored through Sumter’s Memorial Day Festivities

This holiday weekend marks the beginning of the busy summer season as the Sumter community honors Memorial Day.  Family friendly events will pay tribute to all the dedicated members of the American military who sacrifice their lives in the name … Continue reading

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Celebrate Diversity!

Sumter has always been a place of cultural diversity.  In the US Census of 1850, five years after the town of Sumterville was incorporated, the population was divided about 60/40 between citizens of European origin and those of African descent.  … Continue reading

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