More Than a Blanket: The Open River Imports Story

December 11, 2017

Perhaps it was Goose Feathers where you first noticed them. Those brightly colored and wonderfully unique blankets and table runners with an exotic look to them.     Once you reach out your hand and hold a Basha blanket, you can feel its weight and immediately recognize an unusual quality to it.  There’s a story …

Love the Smell of Real Trees? You Can Buy One in Travelers Rest

December 4, 2017

Turkey and dressing… DONE. Leftovers… GONE. Now it’s time to ramp up your search for the perfect Christmas tree. While the silver tree with the color wheel may be making a comeback, many holiday lovers still prefer live trees. Candles and sprays only go so far to add that pine scent to your home. If …

Start the Holiday Season with December’s Town & Art Crawl

November 21, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! and a Merry Christmas. Deck the halls and shoot down the mistletoe. The holiday season is upon us and the town of Travelers Rest will be kicking off the Christmas season on the first day of December (Friday, December 1) with the last TR Town & Art Crawl of the year. Will …

Oysters and Outdoors: Second Annual Holiday Oyster Roast at The Grove

November 15, 2017

Seasons come and seasons go.  That sounds too much like a Hallmark greeting card, but the sentiment is true. The Grove has hosted and enjoyed a full and fulfilling season this year and, with winter approaching, it’s time to have a short hiatus on outdoor parties and celebrations. But not without a classic party and …

TR Fresh Water Sources – Reeds and Grapes 

November 5, 2017

If you are north of the center of Travelers Rest traveling along Hwy 276, you will quickly go past one of the reasons for this community to exist where it does. Forgotten in ways that say more about how modern conveniences have changed how we view natural resources, are two sources of water. Without these two …

Dare to Dime: A TR Campaign to End Styrofoam Use

October 31, 2017

Like so many others before it, this good idea was born through collaboration with a student and a teacher and a citizen. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead) At first it was a conversation about the use …

TR Town & Art Crawl: A Political Debate Like None Other

October 26, 2017

In what has become a wonderful TR tradition, we have loved being involved with this year’s TR Town & Art Crawl.     November 3 marks the next to last Town & Art Crawl of the season and it’s going to be great one. Come on out on November 3 on Friday night from 5 …

Celebrating Halloween in Travelers Rest

October 23, 2017

Boo! Halloween is right around the corner and we’ve got your Travelers Rest Here Guide to Halloween Fun.   Pumpkin Patch Get your pumpkins all week long for your Halloween gatherings – and for your front porch decorating. Pumpkins are sold in front of My Sister’s Store and proceeds are all going to missionaries with …

Art on the Trail: A Tradition of Art & Community

October 11, 2017

Which came first – the art or the trail? (It’s a rhetorical question, y’all, no need to pull out the research.) For the past six years the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance has put together a premier art festival right here in TR. The annual autumn event features the works of more than 70 artisans of …

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