Strawberry Fields Forever …. Or At Least For A Couple of Months

April 27, 2017

There’s nothing like biting into a fresh strawberry and feeling the sweet juice burst all over your taste buds.  Who among us did not rejoice when Mama served strawberry shortcake, with gobs of whipped cream?  Whether you like yours in a pie, a cake, a salad, or straight off the vine, celebrate — strawberry season is …

An Interview with Leon Logothetis of The Kindness Diaries

April 24, 2017

Last week we told you about TR’s Captain Randy Fisher’s desire to bring kindness to Travelers Rest through the aid of kindness cards and the guest appearance of Leon Logothetis, a man who traveled across the world on a motorcycle to spread kindness and to rely on the kindness of strangers to complete his journey. …

Writing Class Offered in TR

April 17, 2017

If you’ve been reading our articles for any length of time (and we thank you very much if you have), then perhaps you are growing familiar with two names – Melinda Long and Tim Davis.  (If these names sound new to you, it would be completely worth your clicks and your time to visit both of …

Concert Series Kicks Off at the Grove

April 14, 2017

About a year ago, Upcountry Provisions business owners and couple Stephen and Cheryl Krauss turned the wooded area beside their restaurant into a community gathering place.  It’s called The Grove and it’s been the site for an array of really fantastic events and evenings focused on food and community and music.  It’s a little wooded …

A Local Story of Names & Trains

April 10, 2017

Is it any surprise that Travelers Rest is bursting with creative and interesting people? Is it any surprise that the stories of the people you meet over coffee or sandwiches, on the trail or in the shops, are full of twists and turns and note worthy tales? Well, of course we aren’t surprised at all! Those …

Needful Things: A Photographic Journey

April 3, 2017

The back roads and the byways of Northern Greenville county, this place we call home, is so overflowing with beauty and charm, with picturesque mountain vistas and delightful old buildings and fields of flowers and road side stands that draw you in with their siren call of boiled peanuts and local produce. It’s the lure …

Meet Martha, of Martha’s Hardware Store

March 28, 2017

The right covered dish dinner can change your life. More than three decades ago Martha Foster was at a church supper with her friends and neighbors.  Roy Farnham, Martha’s neighbor and friend, was at the same covered dish dinner too. Farnham and Hubert Stokes owned a hardware store together on Main Street in TR.  Their …

Stepping Back in Natural Time at the Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

March 22, 2017

  Travelers Rest and Northern Greenville are changing and modernizing rapidly, but there are a few places to immerse yourself in the land before machines came.  Imagine if you had the opportunity to travel back a hundred years or more, and see this land before the buzz of vehicles.  While our mountains are an amazing …

Before There Were Tacos, There Were Two People

March 13, 2017

The clinking silverware and dishes from the kitchen serve as gentle background music when Farmhouse Tacos owners Chris and Katie Williamson sit down to talk about opening a restaurant in TR, about their families and about how they both got from There to Here. Today you won’t actually be reading the story of one of …

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