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Not-So-Trivial Pursuits

Ah, July.  This is the month when we can usually count on plenty of pool-worthy days (although not in 2013, unfortunately, with all this rain we’ve had!), family reunions and gatherings, and the start of preparations for the new school … Continue reading

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What a Weekend!

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to take a compliment.  Really—what are you supposed to say when someone shakes your hand and says warmly, “You’re a wonderful cow”?  Now, let me back up for a minute and explain.  As a … Continue reading

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From Palmetto Pro Open to Grand Slam

In May 2008, as a sports writer for The Item newspaper here in Sumter, I was covering the first Palmetto Pro Open – the City of Sumter’s $10,000 USTA women’s circuit event— at the Palmetto Tennis Center.  I don’t profess to … Continue reading

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We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

“Roller Derby is not just a game.  It is not just cute clothes and bright socks.  It is not just calling yourself a derby girl.  Derby is blood and sweat and bruises…  [It] is determination, perseverance, and a drive to … Continue reading

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Worth a Thousand Words

Of the four seasons, there’s something special about the way fall engages the senses.  The bright colors of the changing leaves, the smoky smells of fireplaces and nighttime bonfires, the tastes of hearty stews and other foods that are “too … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Your Game!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  All right, it’s not quite Christmas yet, but has our weather been glorious lately, or what?  According to the present long-term forecast, we are in for several weeks of sunshine (mostly), with … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing? Never!

Okay, now it’s official (according to me, anyway):  the formerly oft-repeated statement that “there’s nothing to do in Sumter” cannot possibly be true.  Our community has more happening between now and the end of September than we have weeks left … Continue reading

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