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 …

Artober Fest Weekend: Don’t Miss It

October 5, 2017

Crisp evenings.  Cool weekends. It’s what we’ve been waiting for y’all. You can have the best of both worlds October 13 and 14 at The Grove. Upcountry Provisions has long been a faithful supporter and friend to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and from their love and generosity was born a festival celebrating art and …

October Harvest Markets: We’re So Glad To See You

October 2, 2017

We welcome autumn. We celebrate it with open arms and corn stalks and scarecrows, giant mugs of coffee and pumpkin spiced lattes and pumpkin scented candles and pumpkin scented hair gel.  (That last one might be a pumpkin stretch – you tell me.) But when summer says goodbye, we lose a little part of a …

Beechwood Farm’s Third Annual Fall Fun Day

September 29, 2017

Pumpkins. A sunny day. A picturesque family farm. Cornfields. Sunflowers. Hayrides. The laughter of your kids. What’s autumn without a fall festival? For the past two years Beechwood Farms has been hosting a Fall Fun Day at their beautiful family farm. (You can visit the farm every Saturday in October for farm activities but October …

A History Through Poetry: Meet Author Kimberly J. Simms

September 25, 2017

Silence is a pause between shifts, a Sunday dawn.  It ain’t a commodity but it’s rarer than gold. These words come from the poem “Daddy’s Silence” by Kimberly J. Simms.  And that poem is in a collection of poetry Simms has just had published.  A collection of writing born in the Upstate and passed down …

Tim Davis: Author, Illustrator, Teacher and All-Around Nice Guy

September 14, 2017

Personal note.  Don’t expect this blog to be objective.  I have known Tim Davis for quite a long time and have been his colleague and co-teacher for many writing classes.  He is a truly caring and creative man and I have long admired his work and his ability to think outside the box.  Having said …

September 2017: This Month at the Market

September 7, 2017

We might be guilty of saying this with every new season, but we’re hoping y’all will overlook how we fall in love with our town again at every season’s change.  In fact, we’re hoping it’s something you’ll come to love about us actually.  Because it’s true – as the calendar marches on and summer turns …

Eating BBQ & Chunking Pumpkins: TR Town & Art Crawl

September 3, 2017

You can feel it in the air. The hint of fall.  The allure of lower temperatures and longer breezes.  The thoughts of pumpkin this and pumpkin that. We’ve all started penciling in trips to the apple orchard and long drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Our Pinterest boards are filling up with recipes for apple …

Groovin’ at the Grove Fall Concert Series Kicks Off This Weekend

August 31, 2017

As if you need an excuse to get outside in the evenings during this run of perfectly beautiful South Carolina weather we’ve been basking in …. Just the same, we find it our civic duty (and privilege) to keep you, our beloved readers, informed as to what events and gatherings make this sort of weather …

Nate’s – Meet the Man Behind the Restaurant

August 29, 2017

Almost exactly three years ago, Nate Corley opened the doors to a restaurant bearing his name. At Nate’s on Highway 414 near North Greenville University you can find pizza, Philly cheesesteak, wings and more.  The sauces and the doughs are all house made. Nate Corley is a family man – he and his wife have …

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