Tag Archives: Tennis

Get Your Passport to Adventure!

Looking for things to do in Sumter just got a lot easier! The Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau has worked in collaboration with 22 area attractions to produce a new initiative, “Track Your Adventure,” a campaign that has already begun … Continue reading

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Three to Get Ready

Although summer is far from over, now is the time to start taking action for participation in some of the Sumter community’s upcoming fall events.  For example, if you plan to participate in the Third Annual TriSumter Triathlon (October 19), … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Don’t Gain a Pound This Christmas–Gain a Competitive Edge Instead!

For  many people, it starts at Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Eve…the urge to raise one’s hands and back away from the scale…very slowly.  On average, Americans claim to gain three to five pounds during this season of celebration.  … Continue reading

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