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Spartanburg Symphony to End Season with Latin Flavor

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will conclude its 2015-2016 season Saturday, April 30th, with A Latin Flavor. The concert event will start at 6:00 pm, when doors open to Twichell Auditorium’s lobby for a pre-concert reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

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Spartanburg’s Jazz on the Square

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday evenings in the spring and fall in downtown Spartanburg mean one thing: it’s time for Jazz on the Square!

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4th Annual Juried Exhibition

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016

The Spartanburg County Public Libraries are sponsoring the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition which will be on display through October 18th.

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Hub City Partners With Lit Hub

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hub City is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Literary Hub, which the Wall Street Journal calls a “home for book lovers.”

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Arthritis on the Rise

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040.

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Barleycove to Play Free Concert at Chapman This Sunday

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Barleycove, a folk-rock trio of the Carolinas, will play a free concert at Chapman Cultural Center Sunday, May 1st, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm as part of the venue’s weekly Sundays Unplugged program.

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Shared Worlds Brings Bestselling Writers to Wofford

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Shared Worlds has received a fifth supporting grant from Amazon.com and has named author Julia Elliott as its Amazon.com Writer-in-Residence for the ninth session of the camp this year.

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Window to Earth: NASA Partners With IMAX for ‘A Beautiful Planet’

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

For crew members aboard the International Space Station, the view doesn’t get any better than looking at the Earth from the station’s Cupola. The dome-shaped module’s seven panoramic windows offers them a unique view of our magnificent blue planet.

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Tips for Those Who Missed the Tax Deadline

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, April 18, was the tax deadline for most people in 2016. If you didn’t file a tax return or an extension to file but should have, take action now.

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Local Author to Host Book Signing at Chapman

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016

Local first-time author and life coach Brittany Carson will host a book signing at Chapman Cultural Center on May 1st from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in promotion of The Chosen One, a nonfiction book about Spartanburg.

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Earth Day is a Great Day to Appreciate Trees

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016

Trees are the Rodney Dangerfields of our ecosystem: they get no respect. With cities across the United States losing 4 million trees a year, Earth Week is a great occasion to show trees some love.

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This New Plastic Is 50% Renewable

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Your car’s bumper is probably made of a plastic called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, ABS is also used to make kitchen appliances, Lego bricks and many other consumer products.

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Watch Out for Mosquitoes –Tis the Season

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mosquitoes breed in standing water and we have lots of that around due to regular rainfall. Making the small choice to “tip and toss” can lead to big health benefits.

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Garden Chores for April

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016

Consider aerating the lawn with a core aerator as early as possible. This will allow spring rains to soak into the ground more readily.

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Back to School Checklist: Fruits and Veggies

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fruits and vegetables are at the top of USDA’s back to school list, and just in time for the new school year, the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables is making great strides.

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Youth Fishing Rodeos and Family Fishing Clinics

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The warmer temperatures are just around the corner, so what better way to get outdoors for family fun than a state-sponsored youth fishing rodeo or a family fishing clinic?

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How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

Celebrate and Support Your National Parks By Going Green

Celebrate and Support Your National Parks By Going Green

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is put to work funding programs that protect fragile ecosystems, maintain hundreds of miles of trails, and get children and teachers into parks. National Park Foundation grants are also helping the National …

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Three Foods That May Fend Off Diabetes

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Eat more leafy greens. Choose fat-free yogurt. And add nuts and seeds to your diet. Each of these changes may help lower your risk of diabetes anywhere from 10 to 20 percent.

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Using Pesticides Safely

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Autumn is a time when pests such as insects and rodents may try to move indoors. Eliminate sources of food, water, and shelter to reduce your pest problems. View more tips. If you decide that the best solution to your pest problem is …

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Don’t Give Away Your Identity

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

People put themselves at risk for Identity Theft everyday when using social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus. Follow these steps to protect yourself when socializing online. Use the least amount of information when registering for the site. Create a …

MAPAL Inc Locating New Facility in Upstate

MAPAL Inc Locating New Facility in Upstate

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

MAPAL Inc, a global leader and innovator in the tooling industry, announced that it will establish its new North American production facility in Greenville County. The $3 million investment is expected to generate more than 30 new jobs over the next three years. …

8 Health Benefits of What's in Season

8 Health Benefits of What’s in Season

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Asparagus: Not sure you like this green vegetable? After all the health benefits it can offer, it is a good food to keep in your diet. – 1. Can detoxify our system – 2. Has anti-aging functions – 3. Is considered an aphrodisiac …

SC Plastics Locates in Upstate, Adds 119 Jobs

SC Plastics Locates in Upstate, Adds 119 Jobs

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

South Carolina Plastics LLC, a subsidiary of Carolina Technical Plastics Corporation, a maker of plastic automotive components, will establish a new facility in Greenville County. The $12 million investment is expected to generate 119 new jobs. “We are excited about moving forward with …

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Aerating Lawns Information

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

When our clay based soil becomes compacted, it becomes difficult for grass roots to grow and for water and nutrients to penetrate it. This is especially true for lawns that receive a lot of traffic (kids, dogs, and even frequent mowing). Lawns will …

Smart Upstate Looks at Transportation Across County Boundaries

Smart Upstate Looks at Transportation Across County Boundaries

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

In an effort to improve transportation connections across Greenville and Spartanburg, participants recently immersed themselves in a mapping session at CU-ICAR in Greenville. The event was a collaboration between Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS), Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG), Spartanburg Area Transportation …

Upstate SC ASTD to Launch Training and Development Awards of Excellence

Upstate SC ASTD to Launch Training and Development Awards of Excellence

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Upstate South Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development is launching the Training and Development Awards of Excellence competition to recognize accomplishments by an organization, business, or individual in the area of employee training and development. Award entries, written …

Henry Molded Products Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Henry Molded Products Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Henry Molded Products Inc, a manufacturer of sustainable molded fiber protective packaging products, announced that it will expand its South Carolina operations in Anderson County. The more than $5 million investment is expected to generate 18 new jobs over the next five years. …

Drive Automotive Industries of America Expanding Facility in Upstate

Drive Automotive Industries of America Expanding Facility in Upstate

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that Drive Automotive Industries of America will expand its existing facility in Greenville County. The $50 million investment is expected to generate 60 new jobs. “We celebrate Drive Automotive’s decision to invest $50 million and create …

3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events, …

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Watson Engineering Inc., a supplier of construction, agriculture and automotive components, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Anderson County. The $6.37 million investment is expected to generate 85 new jobs. “Demand has increased for our company’s products and services, and …

Announcing Hub City's New Open Door Critique Program

Announcing Hub City’s New Open Door Critique Program

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Since 1995, the Hub City Writers Project has been dedicated to nurturing writers in all stages of the writing process through workshops, contests, book publications, and gatherings in order to build a community of writers across Upstate South Carolina. Hub City continues this …

Preparing for a Flood

Preparing for a Flood

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

With Isaac brewing in the gulf, a large amount of rain could be headed our way. Are you prepared for possible flooding? Not all floods are alike. Some floods build up gradually, while others can develop quickly in just a few minutes, causing …

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. “We’ve been in business here since 1980, and it’s exciting to once again expand …

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SEW-Eurodrive Inc. Expanding in Spartanburg County; 40 New Jobs Expected

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

SEW-Eurodrive Inc., a maker of industrial gear motors and electronics, announced that the company will expand its current operations in Spartanburg County. The $20 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs. “We are pleased to move forward with plans to further …

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Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012

Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package.

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place. With fall’s generally crisp and sunny days, the park …

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Spartanburg.com Helps to Make Spartanburg Greener

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Spartanburg has always been green. Late winter and spring rains in the foothills that embrace Spartanburg inevitably reawaken for another season the countless species of flowers, shrubs, and trees that have called Spartanburg “home” for centuries.

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A Tour of the Winery is a Great Addition to Biltmore Estate Visit

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

The most visited winery in the United States isn’t located in the Napa Valley. Perhaps a surprise to some, it is at the Biltmore Estate, quietly nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where fine food and wine, paired with …

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Take Steps to Prevent Heat Stress

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Many employees spend some part of their working day in a hot environment. Workers at construction projects, foundries, laundries and bakeries, among others, often face hot conditions that pose special hazards to safety and health.

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …