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Celebrate Women’s History Month In The Upstate

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Since 1987, the United States has officially observed National Women’s History Month during the month of March, to recognize and celebrate American women and their achievements. In the early 1970’s women’s history was virtually left out of public school curriculum and in mainstream media but in 1978, a task force in Sonoma County, California initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration and within a few years had dozens of schools planning special programs as well as hundreds of community events.

This article was published in the March 7, 2013 OurUpstateSC.info Newsletter and on their website.

Spotlight on the Mountain Lakes Business Development Corporation: Helping Entrepreneurs in the Upstate

MLBDC's Oconee Center

MLBDC’s Oconee Center

Working with a team of volunteers and in partnership with the Tri-County Technical College and Clemson’s Small Business Development Center, the non-profit Mountain Lakes Business Development Center (MLBDC) works to help budding entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.

Utilizing mentors, offering education opportunities, and providing a cost-effective, shared-use business development facility, the MLBDC helps Upstate residents in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties start new businesses and grow existing ones.

This article was published February 28, 2013. Click here to read the full article.

Celebrate Upstate International Month

Upstate International Festival

Upstate International Festival

March kicks off a month-long, multi-venue, multi-event celebration of all things international here in the Upstate. Events are hosted by Upstate International, a local non-profit organization that provides information, programs and services to foreign residents and immigrants for cultural diversity in our community.

This article was published by OurUpstateSC.info

Take a Hike: Five Great Places to Go Hiking in the Upstate

Table Rock

Table Rock

The Upstate is an outdoor lover’s paradise with abundant trails, waterfalls, lakes and mountains. And while it may not seem like it, February is an ideal time to get outdoors. Spring allergies haven’t quite hit, the weather is still cool and the views are even better through the leaf-bare tree limbs. From waterfalls to mountains, here are five easy hikes the whole family can enjoy.

This article was published in the February 14, 2013 edition of the OurUpstateSC.info newsletter and at See the South.

 

Spring Performing and Visual Arts Events in the Upstate

Performing Arts in the Upstate

Performing Arts in the Upstate

Spring is a time of renewal. A time when the cold, dreary days of winter begin to turn into warmer days filled with the sights and smells of blooming trees and flowers. Springtime also starts to heat up with performing and visual arts performances and calendars are packed full this season. From Edwin McCain at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium to Denyce Graves at the Clemson Brooks Center, these shows are just a few of the many great performances happening in the Upstate through June.

This article was published January 2013 by Ten at the Top on the OurUpstateSC.info website.

 

 

The Pickwick – A Family-Run Business for Generations

Pickwick Soda Fountain

Pickwick Soda Fountain today

Tucked away in a non-descript strip center on the outer edge of downtown Greenville, this family-run business has been serving the local community since 1933. It’s a landmark on Augusta Road, and with a restored soda fountain, personal service from the pharmacy (they will deliver prescriptions to you) and a variety of local items for sale (including their own BBQ sauce), this local business is poised for the future.

This article was published in the January 10, 2013 OurUpstateSC.info newsletter and website and at See the South.

Family Fun at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Looking for a fun place to take the kids over the holiday break?  The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is a great hands-on, learn-about-how-things-work kind of place.  Children can grocery shop and make healthy food choices, complete with grocery store shelves and a checkout counter or learn how to make a movie using a green screen in the animation studio.

This article was published by OurUpstateSC.info and SeetheSouth.com.

 

2012 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the South Carolina Technical College System

In 1961 South Carolina was in a crisis. The state’s primary employers were agriculture and textiles and talented young people were opting to leave South Carolina for better opportunities as they didn’t want to work on a farm or in a textile mill. South Carolina soon realized that they needed to diversify and attract new industry. In order to do that they needed to prove that there was a trained and skilled workforce in place for new businesses to be successful.  So began the SC Technical College System.

 

This article was published by OurUpstateSC.info.

 

 

Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild

For the past twenty-two years, Hollywild Animal Park in Wellford, South Carolina has opened up its 100-acre safari from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day for their annual Hollywild Lights Safari. This unique holiday experience allows visitors to drive through the open range area of the park accompanied with stops to feed the animals and motor past millions of dazzling holiday light displays. Given it’s vast territory they decided to make a small playground in the middle of a track for you to walk your dog, it’s all set to promote outdoor activities involving animals. Money raised during the event goes to care for their resident animals throughout the year.

This article was published in the November 20th  OurUpstateSC.info newsletter and at See the South.

Spartanburg Gives Thanks through the County Foundation’s Annual Community Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving began as a time to celebrate the end of a good harvest season. And while that may still be true for our country’s farmers, others use it as a time of year to reflect and express what they are thankful for; be it good health, a steady job or their family.  It’s also a time when many seek out to assist those that are less fortunate. This article was published in the OurUpstateSC.info site and newsletter.  For the full article click here.

Halloween is Brewing With Fun at These Upstate Attractions

The leaves are falling and the temperatures are finally starting to get cooler.  What does that mean?  That it’s almost Halloween in the Upstate.  The Upstate has a ton of great options for Halloween, whether you want a scary woods experience, a haunted house or a family friendly event, the Upstate has something for everyone’s ghoulish tastes.  This article was published at OutUpstateSC.info.  For the full article, click here.

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Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls

Located near the town of Walhalla are two of Oconee County‘s top attractions, Stumphouse Tunnel and Issaqueena Falls. Stumphouse Tunnel maintains a near constant 56 degree temperature and is a welcome respite on a hot summer day.  Nearby at Issaqueena Falls visitors can enjoy the waterfall and have a picnic at the shady retreat. This article was published by ourupstateinfo.info and at See the South.

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Dark Corner Day Trip

The Dark Corner of South Carolina has been shrouded in mystery for over 175 years.  Loosely defined, it’s the towns of Landrum, Gowensville and Glassy Mountain that make up the Dark Corner.  The area was named not from its reputation for moonshining as most people believe, but because in 1832 it was the only area that voted against the nullification act which gave South Carolina the right to ignore federal mandates.  A local politician said in one of his speeches that this was a dark corner where the light of Nullification could never shine. Thus the name the Dark Corner caught on. This article was published by ourupstateinfo.info and at See the South.

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Revolutionary War Sites in the Upstate

Independence Day, also known as July 4th, is when we, the citizens of the United States, celebrate our freedom from Great Britain.  It was marked by signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and we commemorate the event with parties, parades and fireworks. But did you know that there were more battles and skirmishes fought right here in South Carolina than in any other colony during the Revolutionary War? So to commemorate this year, plan a visit to one of these Upstate battlefields.

This article was published by ourupstateinfo.info and at See the South. For the whole article, click here.

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