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f there’s one thing I don’t have to remind any of you, it’s that Greenville is a great place to live. We’ve got firstclass restaurants, unique shopping venues, world-class culture and a downtown that is regularly celebrated by newspapers, magazines and websites across the nation. No matter who you are, Greenville welcomes you. So come here with your wallets open. Our restaurants and shops are more than happy to make your trip to Greenville the best it can possibly be. And I urge my fellow Greenvillians to do the same, to enjoy our many fine local businesses and keep our holiday spending right here in our community. As Black Friday marks the official start to the Christmas shopping season, please keep in mind the importance – and personal value – of shopping locally. By that I mean buying holiday gifts from locally owned, independent business owners who live here, pay taxes here, send their children to school here and want Greenville to prosper as much as
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November 11, 2016
To: Mayor Knox White, Members of the Greenville City Council, Members of the Planning Commission, and Members of the Design Review Board – Urban and Neighborhood Panels Ladies and Gentlemen: Please save Falls Park! This is a follow up to my previous letter to you dated November 3, 2016, which also appeared in the Greenville News on Sunday, November 6, 2016. There is important additional information that you should review and consider. Everyone in Greenville who uses Falls Park rightly believes that the proposed site of this new “glass tower” to be built right up against the Main Street Bridge is part of Falls Park. Why? BECAUSE IT IS! The City’s “Riverplace Plan” connected to the Falls Park Extension Plan ($13.5 million of Greenville taxpayers’ funds alone – not counting private donations) at the Main Street Bridge. Taken together, implementation of these two complementary plans required countless dedicated City officials and private citizens to complete by investing years – many years - of hard work, and they did a wonderful job. According to the Riverplace plans, it is to be noted that on the West side of the Main Street Bridge, on the north bank where the staircase comes up to Main Street beside today’s Coldwell Banker Caine office located at 428 South Main, the city went to great lengths, and considerable EXPENSE to purchase and demolish older buildings that completely blocked the third span of the Bridge on that side. Yes, there were buildings that the City bought and removed in order to complete the plan and open up a view of all spans of the Main Street Bridge from both directions. I have old photographs that show the buildings that were purchased and demolished to open up the view of the river from the Main Street Bridge, and, just as importantly, to open up the view of all three spans of the bridge as seen from the Wyche Pavilion. What about the “Falls Park Extension” plans? The City’s published documents of that plan, including the written landscape plan by the noted landscape designer who prepared them, were executed exactly as promised to the citizens of Greenville. The diagrams provided to the public show exactly what you see today, and recorded documents show this portion of the Park just as you see it today. The City built what it agreed to build on this property: The Liberty Bridge, a plaza, an overlook, and rock and cement walkways that go all the way to the Main Street Bridge.
There is no plan for a multi-story “glass tower” office building between the Bowater Parking garage and the Main Street Bridge. This would have been an absurd use and abuse of that portion of the property. The City and its citizens would never have agreed to that. The City and its citizens must not agree to it now. Ethically and legally the City must not give away what it has built! To summarize: 1) The City has Plans in place; 2) Those plans have been faithfully executed and implemented; 3) Riverplace and Falls Park are the culmination of a well executed public and private effort that created the crown jewel of Greenville. Yes, the City must now act with foresight and dispatch to address the looming pressure to develop a comprehensive plan for the Northern boundary of Falls Park. That Northern boundary has NO PROTECTION - NONE! This requires the City to develop a comprehensive plan to protect the Northern border of Falls Park from the Main Street Bridge to the Liberty Bridge and all the way to Church Street. This brings us back to the much-flawed approval given to the “glass tower” by the Design Review Board. How did this happen? That erroneous decision was based on the simplistic notion that “This is private property, therefore they can build it.” That was an entirely erroneous and
indefensible position for the City’s Planning staff to take. No doubt the developer was in a big, big hurry. He said, “I have to have this decision tonight.” He got it. The City needs to examine its planning set-up. No doubt, the developer’s proposed tenant for the “glass tower” is in a hurry. The developer apparently has the property under contract and/or option to purchase all or some of the land from Camperdown Falls, Ltd. Partnership/ Easlan Capital, which owns the entire Bowater parcel. The proposed tenant is a prominent law firm that already owns significant property nearby on Falls Park. Sources indicate that the law firm covets spectacular conference rooms, executive office suites, and highly visible exposure in the proposed new “glass tower” that would dominate the Main Street Bridge. In urgently pressing his case for the “glass tower,” the developer actually said that the citizens of Greenville would get a great benefit from his plan to cut down nearly all of the trees (many of them quite large) on his proposed building site: “The trees are blocking the view of the Park from the Main Street Bridge. We will cut them down to provide a better view.” My specific request to the Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission, Parks Commission and Design Review Board is this: Please address the important planning issues needed to protect Falls Park now. Commence the process immediately. Suspend consideration of this request (DRB DOCKET CA 16-642) to build a “glass tower” in Falls Park until any and all important planning gaps have been addressed. I respectfully submit this letter to the above-mentioned distinguished parties on Friday, November 11, 2016. David Sweatt 300 Pettigru Street, Greenville, South Carolina, 29601 firstname.lastname@example.org
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100 feet down, 1.3 miles long — A look at the largest underground tunnel project in Greenville history CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
months to complete. Without the additional sewer line, the current sewer system for the Reedy River basin, which affects downtown Greenville all the way to Travelers Rest, will run out of capacity and development would grind to a halt, Rich said. In addition to providing capacity for future growth, the project will meet immediate needs by providing an additional buffer against sewer surcharges due to inﬂow and infiltration during rainy weather. Rich said the tunnel is not the least expensive alternative but the best long-term solution for the community. “Greenville has developed so much that doing an open-cut project would tear up the heart of downtown,” he said. “The tunnel is not the cheapest alternative, but we selected it because it won’t be disruptive. When the
Renewable Water Resources will soon be diggin’ Greenville – or more precisely, digging under Greenville. ReWa is planning the largest-ever underground tunnel project in Greenville’s history, boring a 1.3 mile-long tunnel through granite rock 100 feet underground for a new sewer line that will run from Cleveland Park near the Greenville Zoo to Hudson Street near downtown. The $46 million project, called Dig Greenville, will meet sewer needs in the Reedy River basin for the next century, said Graham W. Rich, ReWa’s executive director. The underground tunnel will be 10 feet in diameter and house a 7-foot diameter pipe. Construction is not expected to begin until January 2018 and is expected to take 30 THE PATH OF
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tunnel is being drilled, people will never know what’s going on or where it is.” Trenchless technology is becoming more common in urban and suburban areas where infrastructure is buried well below ground and where open-cut projects would mean months or years of disruptions and detours. The gravity sewer tunnel conveys wastewater without the use of mechanical equipment. The wastewater upstream of downtown Greenville will drop down a shaft approximately 100 feet to the pipe in the tunnel, and then ﬂow by gravity to the existing sewer system in Cleveland Park. Access shafts will have to be constructed at each end of the tunnel. The blasting of rock will occur at each end of the tunnel. Officials say the blasting will occur during the first 12 months of the project. People and businesses near the blasting sites will be given plenty of warning, Rich said. The tunnel itself is constructed without blasting by utilizing a tunnel-boring machine that cuts the rock as it moves along the tunnel alignment. Part of the parking lot off Cleveland Park Drive in Cleveland Park will be used as a construction staging area during the project. ReWa will add parking spots on the Washington Street side of the Cleveland Park playground to make up for the loss of those spaces during construction. After the 30-month construction project is completed, ReWa will restore the parking area used for construction staging, resulting in more parking for Cleveland Park/Greenville Zoo.
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Cost of Dig Greenville project “There’s some benefit to the city in the long term but inconvenience in the short term,” Rich said. Once the boring starts, work will go on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wright said it should take about a year to bore the tunnel.
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CHOOSE A TOP DOCTOR BACKED BY EVEN MORE. CHOOSE A GHS DOCTOR. A boring machine like this one will be lowered 100 feet underground to begin digging a 1.3-mile sewer tunnel underneath downtown Greenville.
The 20,000 to 25,000 cubic yards of rock will be removed by mine rails and dumped in the construction staging area. Trucks will remove the rock. ReWa is working with the city on the truck routes, likely on Washington Street and Laurens Road. Once the access shafts are constructed, Rich said residents won’t feel any vibrations. “They won’t feel it because it’s so far down,” he said. ReWa will use state-of-the-art equipment for geotechnical monitoring during the project. Wright said granite is the perfect type of rock for the tunnel. He said the tunnel would be completely encased in rock. ReWa used historical data from borings made over the years and did about 50 of their own to determine the topography, depth and character of the rock. Samples were sent off to the Colorado School of Mines for testing, Wright said. “We’ve got pretty solid rock,” he said. The contractor likely will advance 20 feet to 30 feet per day during the boring. The tunnel will be 10 feet in diameter, a size dictated by the equipment. A 7-foot reinforced fiberglass resin pipe will be installed and the space in between the pipe and the tunnel wall will be filled with grout. “It won’t be able to shift,” Wright said. The trenchless technology will require the least amount of maintenance of all of the alternatives studied, Wright said. Perhaps the most famous downtown tunnel constructed was the Big Dig in Boston. The Big Dig, officially called the Central Artery and Tunnel and the most expensive highway in U.S. history, moves traffic through 1.5 miles in downtown underground. The project ballooned from $2.6 billion to nearly $15 billion and was eight years behind schedule by the time it was completed in 2006. But Rich said trenchless technology is becoming more common when building infrastructure in urban, developed areas. Charleston, for instance, has many tunnels on the peninsula. “As this project unfolds, we want all of Greenville to be excited,” Rich said. “Our first priority is letting the people of Greenville know what’s happening.”
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Joint Replacement GHS to replace Marshall Pickens with new 120-bed psychiatric hospital MELINDA YOUNG | CONTRIBUTOR
The Greenville Health System (GHS) and the national psychiatric hospital giant Acadia Healthcare have formed a joint venture to build a $64 million, 120-bed hospital on GHS’ main campus. The new 80,000-square-foot inpatient behavioral health hospital is expected to open in March 2018, replacing Marshall I. Pickens Hospital and its 46 beds. “This $64 million new state-of-the-art hospital will provide greater access to people who need these services,” says Mike Riordan, president and chief executive officer of the Strategic Coordinating Organization (SCO), a new private, nonprofit entity that helped to negotiate the joint venture with Acadia Healthcare. The SCO was formed as part of GHS’ transition to a private organization for the purpose of planning mergers, partnerships and joint ventures. Riordan and other GHS officials emphasized at a Nov. 15 public announcement of the new hospital that the joint venture could not have occurred had GHS remained in its public, nonprofit model instead of transitioning in October to its new private, nonprofit model. “We’re going to start initially with 65 beds,” says Dr. Kenneth Rogers, medical director and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at GHS. The new hospital will expand child and adolescent services, which currently has only six beds. This probably will be tripled, Rogers says. “We’ll also begin to develop alcohol and substance use treatment services, which we currently don’t have in our facility,” Rogers says. “We’ll continue to have general adult inpatient services.” Other services will include geropsychiatry, adolescent psychiatry and intensive outpatient therapy. Acadia Healthcare has 591 hospital facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom, and the joint venture with GHS will create its sixth joint venture hospital, says Joey Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of the Franklin, Tenn.-based company. The company’s hospitals span 39 states, and it has about 17,800 beds. Its services include behavioral health and addiction services to its patients in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs. Acadia is known as a leader in acute services, including helping suicidal patients, Jacobs says. “We’re a leader in addiction services, substance abuse and psychiat-
ric trauma.” Marshall Pickens will be closed after the new hospital opens, and its facility likely will be used for other purposes, such as oncology and outpatient services, says Dr. Spence Taylor, president of the Upstate Affiliate Organization (UAO), which, as a private, nonprofit organization, handles the health system’s operations.
One of the new hospital’s focuses will be on training public first responders on how to handle encounters with people who have behavioral and mental health problems. One of the ongoing issues with meeting a community’s mental health needs is that there often are too few behavioral and mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, to meet the need. This is part of the reason why GHS sought the joint venture with Acadia, GHS officials said. A new hospital for behavioral health will generate excitement and attract physicians, residents and other professionals to the area, Taylor predicts. “We have four psychiatric residents per year,” he says. “This will be an exciting pipeline for the Upstate.” One of the new hospital’s focuses will be on training public first responders, including police and emergency technicians, on how to handle encounters with people who have behavioral and mental health problems, Taylor says. The joint venture announcement falls on the heels of the presidential election and the possible repeal of part of the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded the number of people insured in the U.S. over the past six years. But this change is unlikely to have a big impact on the behavioral health industry, Jacobs notes. “Like everyone else, we’re waiting to see what happens, but the Affordable Care Act didn’t impact our industry like the rest of health care,” he says. “And because South Carolina did not do a Medicaid expansion under the ACA, the change will have less of an impact.”
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Lead Academy breaks ground on $10.3M school building ANDREW MOORE | STAFF
After years of relocation, Greenville charter school Lead Academy has found home. On Tuesday, school officials broke ground on a $10.3 million school building, which will be constructed on 7.9 acres of land at 804 Mauldin Road. The 47,000-square-foot facility will have 25 classrooms, as well as an art room, cafeteria, media lab, auditorium and science lab, according to principal Rodney Johnson. The facility will allow the school to double its enrollment capacity to 432 students. “With this new school building, we’ll be able to offer kids more opportunities to be agents of change in the community,” Johnson said. Last year, the school began implementing exploratory learning, a curriculum defined by students concluding relationships between their background knowledge and unfamiliar concepts. The school’s approach to exploratory learning focuses on teamwork, community, technology and real-world experiences. The school decided to construct the twostory facility to accommodate the curriculum.
The classrooms will feature walls that can be separated to allow classroom-toclassroom interaction within grade levels. “There’s going to be so much more room for our students to collaborate, whether that be in the classroom or community,” said Lead Academy board member Allison Roach. Since the school implemented an exploratory learning curriculum last year, students have worked with community experts to complete a research project that is presented to family members, teachers and the general public. Students will use the auditorium to present projects if the new school building is approved. Lead Academy used a Series 2016 bond through Chicago-based Ziegler, a privately held specialty investment bank, to purchase the land and construct the building, as well as refinance an existing bridge loan and reimburse for planning and site-work costs previously incurred for the facility. The school plans to use its state funding, $5,780 per student, to pay off the bond. “When we began this process, we only had 136 students and a vision. Most folks told us that a school of our size would never be able to find financing,” Johnson said.
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“It’s been a rollercoaster to get here,” he said. Johnson founded and opened Lead Academy at Redemption Outreach Center in 2010. He then moved the school to Upstate Circle of Friends in 2012 and Reedy River Missionary Baptist Church in 2014. The school then placed two portables on 7.9 acres at 804 Mauldin Road and relocated in April. The frequent change in location wasn’t a choice. “There was no place to expand, because the number of students has continued to grow and grow,” Johnson said. “That’s not
including our staff.” The school’s enrollment has increased from 80 to 240 students. It also started enrolling kindergarten through fourth grade this year, expanding staff from 13 to 29 teachers, according to Johnson. The new school building should be complete by August 2017.
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Just Kickin’ It Greenville gets USA Karate Junior National Championships and Team Trials ANDREW MOORE | STAFF
The USA Karate Junior National Championships and Team Trials are returning to Greenville July 19-23 at the 15,000-seat Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville. Hosted by VisitGreenvilleSC, the martial arts tournament will feature the USA Karate Junior National Team as they compete for a chance to represent the United States at the World Karate Federation’s Junior World Championships in Spain. According to VisitGreenvilleSC senior sales manager Robin Wright, the 2017 USA Karate Junior National Championships and Team Trials should bring more than 4,000
Hampel and USA Karate board members to promote the Wellness Arena for future tournaments. With millions of dollars in revenue up for grabs, cities across the country were trying to land the event. VisitGreenvilleSC has requested $25,000 from the city and county to help pay hosting costs related to the martial arts tournament. The city approved funding earlier last month, but Greenville County Council is still considering the request. The tournament has the potential to produce 2,200 room nights for hotels in the Greenville area and an economic impact
Good medicine begins with a joyful heart. stfrancishealth.org/heart people — athletes and spectators — to Greenville. “We are excited to be returning to Greenville for a third time, and I know that the city is a great destination for our members,” USA Karate CEO Phil Hampel said. Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Greenville last hosted the martial arts tournament and national team trials in 2013. It was supposed to be held in Salt Lake City, this year, but Hampel and board members had to relocate the tournament after finding out there wasn’t enough hotel space for the team. They chose Greenville because of its previous bidding efforts. Wright has worked closely with Hampel for the last two years to bring the tournament back to Greenville. “We originally bid on 2016 but unfortunately lost it to Pittsburgh,” she said. Wright and Beth Paul, the general manager of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, then traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., in January 2015 to deliver their bid for the 2017 USA Karate Junior National Championships and Team Trials. Wright also attended last year’s championship and team trials in Florida to “show support and help boost our future commitment to hosting.” While there, she met with
of $1.9 million dollars, according to VisitGreenvilleSC president Chris Stone. Wright added that winning the bid to host the 2017 martial arts tournament could lead to more successes in the future. “Greenville is definitely making a name for itself in the sports industry. We will continue to go after and bid on any and all sports that makes sense for the destination,” she said. One of those events could be the Olympic qualifier for the USA Karate National Team. In August, the International Olympic Committee unanimously approved the decision to include karate in the 2020 Olympics in Japan. The U.S. team will include a male and female athlete in the Kata division as well as three male and female athletes in the Kumite division, according to the USA National Karate-do Federation. USA Karate will release the official athlete selection procedures once they are available. “We would definitely welcome discussions to potentially hosting this. We look forward to a long-term partnership with USA Karate,” Wright said.
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Pickens County declares state of emergency as Pinnacle Mountain fire grows to more than 3,000 acres ANDREW MOORE | STAFF
Pickens County Council has declared a state of emergency to help pay for the firefighting costs at Pinnacle Mountain, where a single campfire has apparently grown to more than 3,000 acres in just two weeks, according to the S.C. Forestry Commission. Last Wednesday, councilmembers called a special meeting to consider the declaration. Councilwoman Jennifer Willis said the fire at Pinnacle Mountain would likely disrupt communications, interfere with the use of roadways, pose threats to public order and threaten the life, health and safety of residents throughout the county. The declaration allows the county to apply for both state and federal aid that should help reimburse some of the funds spent on the fire. It also allows the county administrator to use money from other county funds to pay for firerelated expenses as well as mandate an evacuation if needed, according to county attorney Ken Roper.
Currently, the county does not have a cost estimate for its firefighting efforts. Last week, the Pinnacle Mountain fire grew from 2,312 acres on Monday to 3,283 acres on Wednesday, becoming the largest mountain fire recorded in South Carolina, said Forestry Commission spokesman Russell Hubright. The fire was just 35 percent contained as of last Wednesday. There are 170 firefighters on Pinnacle Mountain, according to the Forestry Commission. They spent most the day last Wednesday building break lines on the east side of the fire and north of Highway 11. The S.C. National Guard also used helicopters to drop water from the upper and lower Table Rock lakes on hot spots between Pinnacle Mountain and Table Rock, said Chief Warrant Officer Lester Furr. “They have a strategy on the ground,” he said. “They’re telling us where they need us to drop the water.” That ground strategy has included burnouts, fire lines and more. Last week, the Forestry Commission evacuated about 70 families from the affected area
Last week, the Pinnacle Mountain fire grew from 2,312 acres to 3,283 acres.
and conducted a large burn of more than 2,000 acres. The burnout was an effort to get ahead of a cold front that would fuel the fire with high winds and drier air, according to Hubright. There is no estimate on when the fire might end. “The ongoing drought, combined with leaf fall, low humidity and high winds is making conditions ripe for a wildfire,” said Forest-
ry Commission Fire Chief Darryl Jones. Some Upstate counties have received less than 10 percent of normal rainfall in the last 60 days, according to Hope Mizzell, a climatologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The S.C. Drought Response Committee recently updated several Upstate counties, including Oconee and Pickens, to severe
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NEWS drought status. On Nov. 19, the Forestry Commission extended a burning ban from the Piedmont region to the entire state. The ban prohibits yard debris burning and burning for agriculture, forestry or wildlife purposes. Campfires and open-fire cooking are not in the ban. However, the Forestry Commission encourages people in the affected area to refrain from unnecessary burning. “The intent of this burning ban is to help us avoid the number and severity of wildfires that we’re seeing,” Jones said. He added that the smoke is going to remain in the area until the wildfires are controlled
or South Carolina receives significant rainfall. The National Climate Prediction Center recently forecasted below-normal winter rainfall. The Forestry Commission is urging people to be mindful of the lingering smoke and particulate matter in the air. “Wildfires occurring in the mountains and Piedmont are exhibiting aggressive fire behavior, therefore increasing safety concerns,” Forestry Commission Fire Staff Forester Brad Bramlett said. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is encouraging residents with asthma and other respiratory illnesses to stay
inside and keep windows and air intakes closed as well as replace air filters when needed. “Smoke from these fires can irritate the eyes and respiratory system, as well as aggravate or exacerbate chronic heart and lung diseases,” said Rhonda Thompson, the chief of DHEC’s Bureau of Air Quality. She added, “Currently, the Upstate counties are most affected. However, areas of the state north of I-20 and west of I-77 are at risk.” The national air quality standard for particulate matter is 35 micrograms per cubic meter averaged over 24 hours, according to DHEC. Air quality monitors throughout the state have
exceeded that standard in some locations for much of the past week. DHEC previously issued two air quality alerts for the Upstate. “If you observe low visibility due to smoke, then the air is probably unhealthy to breathe, and you should limit your time outdoors,” added Mike Abraczinskas, deputy director of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Quality division.
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It doesn’t matter if you’re a Tiger or a Gamecock — these are the defining moments in Clemson-Carolina history CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
hat’s the better college, Clemson or Carolina? If an argument that has been waged around family dinner tables, workplace break rooms and at sports bars and keggers were a divorce case, it would cite irreconcilable differences. The argument is long-lived, with Clemson-Carolina (or CarolinaClemson for Gamecock fans) being the second longest-running rivalry in major college football, behind only Wisconsin-Minnesota. The ClemsonCarolina game, which has been played each year since 1909, would have been the longest-running if not for a near-riot leading to the suspension of the series from 1903 through 1908. (By the way, Lafayette and Lehigh have the longest-running rivalry in all of college football, having played each year since 1897). Not that it matters. Sports Illustrated has called Clemson-Carolina the most underrated rivalry in college football. And as expected, the rivalry has produced its fair share of never-forget games and plays. In keeping with the pigskin theme, here are seven of the most memorable moments for each side (a touchdown and an extra point). And for good measure, we’ll throw in three more. Consider that a game-ending field goal. Will Saturday’s game produce the next memorable moment? Who knows, but we’ll all be watching. Clemson receiver Deon Cain makes a catch in the 2015 game.
1950: THE RUNNER
1975: THE PROMISE
1961: THE PRANK
1977: THE CATCH
Clemson was nationally ranked and undefeated going into the 1950 rivalry game. Carolina had lost to The Citadel. But nobody told Steve “The Cadillac” Wadiak that the Gamecocks were huge underdogs. Wadiak, who set a Southern Conference rushing record that year with 998 yards and was considered Carolina’s first real star, rambled for 256 yards on 19 carries in a 14-14 tie. Wadiak was the first Gamecock football player to have his number retired.
When 30 men dressed in orange ran onto the field at Williams-Brice stadium, the Clemson band fired up “Tiger Rag.” The east side of the stadium, filled with Clemson fans, started cheering. The Carolina contingent in the west stands booed. The players began doing jumping jacks and calisthenics. When the players started “milking” each other’s hands and dancing “The Twist,” the prank was revealed. The men in those uniforms (borrowed from Orangeburg High School) weren’t Clemson players, but members of the Carolina chapter of Sigma Nu.
Steve “The Cadillac” Wadiak
The night before the game, which Carolina had to win to go to a bowl game, Gamecock quarterback Jeff Grantz told a teammate they’d score every time they had the ball. The Gamecocks scored a touchdown every time they had the ball on their way to their decisive win in the series, 56-20. The last touchdown came with 54 seconds on a fourth-and-goal from the 20. Carolina racked up 458 yards on the ground and 626 yards in total offense.
Clemson held a 24-0 lead in the third quarter and looked well on its way to its best season since 1959. But Carolina rallied and took a 27-24 lead with less than three minutes to play. Quarterback Steve Fuller led the Tigers down the field. At the Carolina 20 with 49 seconds to play, receiver Jerry Butler ran a corner route. When he saw Fuller was in trouble, he broke back toward his quarterback. Fuller, rolling to his left, launched a pass. Butler leaped and made a diving backward grab that is known in Clemson as “The Catch.”
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Clemson was 5-5 going into the game, and coach Danny Ford was on the hot seat. The Tigers had lost to Maryland 34-7 and Carolina, ranked 17th and Gator Bowl-bound, was coming to town. The Gamecocks’ offense featured Heisman Trophy-winning running back George Rogers. Ford found his spark in orange football pants. The Tigers wore their traditional white pants for pre-game warm-ups before changing into their all-orange uniforms. The Tigers won 27-6 behind a two-interception game by Willie Underwood.
1984: BLACK MAGIC
It was the year of Black Magic for Carolina. Coming off a 5-6 season, the Gamecocks started the season with eight consecutive wins, including those against 11th-ranked Florida State, 12th-ranked Georgia and on the road against Notre Dame. Carolina rose to No. 2 before being upset by Navy. In the Clemson game, Carolina scored 19 unanswered points to take a 22-21 win. Quarterback Mike Hold scored the game-tying touchdown. Gamecock kicker Scott Hagler missed the extra point but got another chance when Clemson was flagged for having 12 men on the field. He nailed his second chance, and the Gamecocks had their first 10-win season ever.
1987: THE RANKED
The 1987 game was once of the most anticipated games in series history, with Carolina ranked 12th and Clemson eighth. Clemson led 7-6 at halftime. Carolina took the lead in the second half, and defensive back Brad Edwards picked off two Rodney Williams passes in the fourth quarter, including a game-clinching touchdown with 5:37 to play. The 20-7 win was Carolina’s first over Clemson in Columbia since 1979.
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1992: THE AUTOGRAPH
Cocky longhaired freshman quarterback Steve Taneyhill rescued the Gamecocks from a 0-5 start, leading Carolina to four wins in his first five starts. Clemson needed a win at home to become bowleligible. The teams were tied 10-10 at halftime before Taneyhill led the Gamecocks to a 24-13 victory. After the game, Taneyhill “autographed” the Tiger Paw at midfield.
2000: THE CATCH II
Rod Gardner’s game-changing catch is arguably one of the most controversial plays in the rivalry. Carolina led 14-13 and was less than a minute away from snapping a three-game losing streak in the series. Clemson had the ball deep in its own territory. Quarterback
Woody Dantzler called “Lion 70 X-Go,” and Gardner got behind the defense. The two battled for the ball and Gardner came up with a 50yard reception known to Clemson fans as “The Catch II.” Gamecock fans refer to the play as “The Push,” although the referee did not throw a flag for pass interference. Tiger kicker Aaron Hunt kicked a 25-yard field goal to give Clemson the win.
2003: THE ANNIHILATION
With Clemson Coach Tommy Bowden on the hot seat, the Tigers blew out the Gamecocks 63-17 in a game that left the stands at Williams-Brice Stadium half-filled at halftime. The Tigers scored touchdowns on each of their first three offensive possessions on the way to handing Lou Holtz the worst defeat in his Hall of Fame coaching career.
2005: THE UNDEFEATED QUARTERBACK
Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst became the first Clemson quarterback to earn four wins against the Gamecocks when the Tigers won the game 13-9. Before the game, the fierce rivals met at midfield and shook hands in an effort to put the brawl of the year before behind them.
2007: THE FINAL PLAY
Soccer player turned Clemson placekicker Mark Buchholz missed two field goals in the 2007 rivalry game. The game before, in a loss to Boston College, he missed a potential game-tying field goal. The Tigers had squandered a 10-point halftime lead and trailed by 21-20 with 2:09 to play. Clemson drove down the field to set up Buchholz’s redemption. With three seconds left, Buchholz drilled a 35-yarder to give the Tigers a 23-21 win. It was the first time in the rivalry that the winning points were scored on the game’s final play.
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2013: THE HIGH FIVE
Carolina defeated Clemson 31-17, or more precisely, Clemson defeated itself with six turnovers. The win gave the Gamecocks five wins in a row in the series for the first time.
2015: THE UNDEFEATED
The No. 1-ranked Tigers defeated the Gamecocks 37-32 last year in Columbia for their first undefeated regular season since 1981, the year Clemson won the national championship. The Tigers went on to lose in the national championship game to Alabama.
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In the late 1800s, South Carolina and Clemson played football on “Big Thursday” as a way to attract more people to the S.C. State Fair. All state offices and schools were closed on the third Thursday in October and the game, well before the Thursday night games that are now common on ESPN, was the only one in the nation played on that day. They played 57 of them before Clemson Coach and Athletic Director Frank Howard decided the game was too big and too important to always be played on his rival’s home field.
2004: THE BRAWL
One of the ugliest moments in the series came during Clemson’s 29-7 victory in 2004 when the teams brawled on national television. Tensions were high even before Carolina quarterback Syvelle Newton was knocked to the ground after a hit to the helmet on an incomplete fourth-and-11 pass with less than six minutes to play. It was the last game Lou Holtz coached. It wasn’t the first brawl in the series — another happened in 1983 — but it was definitely the worst.
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Debutantes Assemble The Assembly presented eight young women at its 92nd annual ball on Nov. 19 at The Poinsett Club Elizabeth Pearce Armstrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy Armstrong, Jr. of Greenville, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy Armstrong of Spartanburg and Mrs. Christopher Columbus Pearce III of Greenville and the late Mr. Pearce. Her grandmother, Mrs. Christopher Columbus Pearce III, is a member of The Assembly, and her great-grandmothers, the late Mrs. George Pinckney McClenaghan and the late Mrs. Christopher Columbus Pearce, Jr., were both members of The Assembly. Miss Armstrong, a student at University of South Carolina, was escorted by Mr. John Murphy Armstrong III of Greenville.
McLean McKissick Coen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Huguenin Coen of Mount Pleasant, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Coen of Charleston and the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Foster McKissick II. Her grandmother, the late Mrs. Anthony Foster McKissick II was a member of The Assembly. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Ellison Smyth McKissick, her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Anthony Foster McKissick, and her great-great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Ellison Adger Smyth, were all Charter Members of The Assembly. Miss Coen, a student at Texas Christian University, was escorted by Mr. George Daniel Grice IV of Greenville.
Elsie Haynsworth Bickmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Gregor Bickmann of Greenville, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walter Bickmann of Florida and the late Honorable Harry John Haynsworth III and the late Mrs. Richard Blanton Osborne Jr., both of Greenville. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Clement Furman Haynsworth, and her great-greatgrandmother, the late Mrs. Harry John Haynsworth, were both Charter Members of The Assembly. Miss Bickmann, a student at Wofford College, was escorted by Mr. Jackson Graves Taylor of Greenville.
Lillian Gower Fant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cleburne Fant III of Greenville, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Patrick Cleburne Fant, Jr. and Ms. Sarah Lowe Fant, both of Greenville, and Reverend and Mrs. James Franklin Bray of Augusta, Ga. Her grandmother, Ms. Sarah Lowe Fant, is a member of the Assembly as was her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. John Fletcher Lowe. Her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. William Priestly Conyers, was a Charter Member of The Assembly. Miss Fant, a student at Wofford College, was escorted by Mr. Patrick Cleburne Fant IV of Greenville.
Helen Haynsworth Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Christopher Campbell of Greenville, was presented by The Assembly. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Durant Campbell and the late Honorable Harry John Haynsworth III and the late Mrs. Richard Blanton Osborne Jr., both of Greenville. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Clement Furman Haynsworth, and her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Harry John Haynsworth, were both Charter Members of The Assembly. Miss Campbell, a student at University of South Carolina, was escorted by Mr. Andrew David Copeland of Greenville.
Lila Mayes Kilby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Kilby III of Greenville, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Thomas Kilby II and the late Mr. Kilby II of Greenville and the late Honorable Harry John Haynsworth III and the late Mrs. Richard Blanton Osborne Jr., both of Greenville. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Clement Furman Haynsworth, and her greatgreat-grandmother, the late Mrs. Harry John Haynsworth, were both Charter Members of The Assembly. Miss Kilby, a graduate of Clemson University, was escorted by Mr. William Clark Little IV of Greenville.
Ryan Mattison Carpenter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer McSwain Carpenter of Greenville, was presented by her mother. She is the granddaughter of Mr. William McNeill Carpenter III and the late Mrs. Ryan Daniels Carpenter of Greenville and Mr. and Mrs. Harvard Keith Riddle of Greenville. Her grandmother, the late Mrs. Ryan Daniels Carpenter, and her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Edgar Manly Norris, were both members of The Assembly. Miss Carpenter, who attended Palmetto Dental School and is now a Dental Assistant at Greer Pediatrics, was escorted by Mr. Neill Coates Carpenter of Greenville.
Sarah Nash Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Walter Taylor, Jr. of Columbia, was presented by The Assembly. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Walter Taylor of Columbia and Mrs. John Snowden Wilson and the late Mr. Wilson of Sumter. Her great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Clement Furman Haynsworth, and her great-great-grandmother, the late Mrs. Harry John Haynsworth, were both Charter Members of The Assembly. Miss Taylor, a student at Southern Methodist University, was escorted by Mr. Baxter Timmons Williams of Greenville.
Mrs. Andrew Jackson White, Jr. is President of The Assembly. Other officers are Mrs. John Phillip Roper, First Vice President; Mrs. John Murphy Armstrong, Jr., Second Vice President; Mrs. Joe Timothy Allen, Secretary; Mrs. Stephen Randell Ridgeway, Assistant Secretary; and Mrs. Walter Clark Gallivan, Treasurer.
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Roper Mountain Holiday Lights is a partnership between the Upstate community, sponsoring organizations, the Rotary Club of Greenville and the Roper Mountain Science Center Association. More than 900 volunteers dedicate 7,000 hours to plan and execute the month-long event. Rotary and RMSCA board volunteers begin setting up displays in September, and the last bulb will be packed away in March. For more information and a schedule of events, visit ropermountainholidaylights.com.
Set Free Alliance raises funds to end child slavery in India Locally run nonprofit Set Free Alliance will partner with #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29, the annual post-Black Friday and Cyber Monday social media charitable giving event. From midnight through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 29, those interested in donating to Set Free Alliance can text givingfreedom to 91999. Every gift to Set Free Alliance goes directly to the children. For the 25th year, Roper Mountain Holiday Lights will light up the Upstate now through Dec. 30. Holiday Lights is open nightly from 6–10 p.m., and Winter Wonderland is open nightly from 6–9 p.m. The light display showcases a 1.5-mile drive through large displays including Candy Cane Lane, Santa’s Sleigh and many other family favorites. Attendees have the opportunity to park and stroll through Winter Wonderland, which will have a laser show for the first time this year. It also features lighted walking trails, giant holiday greeting cards created by local schools, a balloon artist, concessions and nightly visits with Santa at the North Pole Trading Post from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. On select nights, performances from local school choirs will fill the amphitheater with Christmas music. The professional Greenville Light Opera Works “GLOW” Lyric Theatre Christmas Carolers will also sing Christmas carols along the mountain pathways. The cost is $10 per vehicle Monday through Thursday and $15 per vehicle Friday through Sunday.
Set Free Alliance’s mission is to end child slavery in India. Its funding rescues children; reunites them with their families; and feeds, clothes, educates, houses and trains them if they don’t have anyone to go home to. They’ve rescued more than 14,000 children so far. For more information on Set Free Alliance’s #GivingTuesday movement, visit setfreealliance.org, on Facebook or follow @SetFreeAlliance on Twitter and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.
Duke Energy named Chapman Cultural Center’s 2016 Cultural Champion Chapman Cultural Center recognized Duke Energy as its 2016 Cultural Champion at their annual business luncheon on Nov. 4. Jennifer Evins, president and CEO of Chapman Cultural Center, said, “Duke Energy has been
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supporting the arts and science in Spartanburg County for over 30 years. They’ve been a valuable partner for Chapman Cultural Center during that time, from providing their expertise on the design and construction of our building to most recently partnering with us for the Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light project.” Each year, Chapman Cultural Center honors its corporate donors with a business luncheon at which the Cultural Champion is announced. Last year, the recipient was Milliken & Company. As part of that recognition, the recipient this year received a custom-made wood sculpture award made by local artist Brian Swift. Linda Hannon, government and community relations manager for Duke Energy, said, “We want to be a part of seeing our communities grow and prosper. As a result, we understand the importance of the arts in that role and look forward to partnering with Chapman Cultural Center for many years to come.”
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CommunityWorks receives $700,000 from US Department of the Treasury CommunityWorks (CW) received a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. The CDFI Fund awarded more than $185 million to 196 organizations that serve low-income families and economically distressed communities across the nation. CW was the only organization in South Carolina to receive this highly competitive federal grant. CommunityWorks will use the award to provide low-rate and flexible loans that finance affordable housing and small-business development throughout South Carolina. CW will focus its affordable housing efforts to increase the availability of affordable housing in Greenville, Spartanburg and surrounding areas and will continue its statewide expansion of its small-business lending with a targeted focus on markets where underserved businesses cannot access financing from traditional sources.
Graham Foundation grants $30,000 to Center for Developmental Services The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Graham Foundation to fund a pool pack that stabilizes the humidity and temperature of the children’s therapy pool. This critical piece of equipment will replace a 16-year-old unit that had significant repair issues and was taken out of service over the summer.
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Jamie Wyeth adds his own color to his familyâ€™s artistic tradition
Words by Ariel Turner | Photos by Will Crooks
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A painter the caliber of Jamie Wyeth doesn’t often make an appearance for a show opening in Greenville. Even more unexpected from an internationally known artist who has painted dignitaries, befriended the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and spent weeks with the Kennedys might be his aversion to attending his own show. “I’m so embarrassed,” Jamie says. “I hate openings. As a friend who’s a writer says, it’s like standing around watching people read your novel.” His modesty shouldn’t, however, be confused with shyness. Of the five Wyeth family painters – grandfather N.C, father Andrew and aunts Henriette and Carolyn – Jamie, born James Browning Wyeth in 1946, is known to be the most social, living for many years in a New York City apartment overlooking Central Park and en- Jamie Wyeth arrived at a Greenville County Museum of Art reception in his own unique style, sporting pantaloons and joying the celebrity status and its one patterned sock. tangential benefits. trouser socks. Indigo paint remained around Over the course of his career, the painter has hung out with Andy Warhol, his cuticles and under his fingernails from whom Wyeth says always sat in the corner at projects in process, the nature of which he parties, and was invited to paint the White has not yet revealed. “I’ve never seen so many of our paintings in House from the front lawn for its 200th anniversary. The latter incident included snip- one place,” Wyeth exclaimed, almost tongueers accosting him on the front lawn of 1600 in-cheek while scanning one of the galleries. Pennsylvania Ave. after a security mix-up. “There’s more here than in the Brandywine.” He was quick to qualify. His mother, Betsy, Sounds exciting, yes? Wyeth doesn’t see it this way. “I have a very 95, who also lives on the family farm, likely has a larger collection in her home because boring personal life,” he says. she went through a stage, as he describes it, during which she would buy up any of her late Today, Wyeth lives part of the year on the husband’s paintings up for sale or auction. He says she surrounds herself with AnChadds Ford, Pa., farm his father made fadrew’s paintings because she really loves mous in his paintings, and where the Branthem. dywine River Art Museum is located. Brandy“You know, when they were going for $14 wine is known for its Wyeth family holdings. million apiece, we had to tell her to stop,” he Two days prior to Greenville County Musays. seum of Art’s opening for “Wyeth Dynasty,” a Jamie recalls one particular painting — a yearlong celebration of the family’s contribuportrait of his brother Nicholas, an art dealer tion to American art, Jamie Wyeth visited our — his mother just had to have when it was Upstate town. The purpose of his less-than being auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York 24-hour visit on Nov. 14 – the second time he City. has visited the museum – was to see the new “She stopped bidding at $11 million,” he exhibit and meet with media during the day says. “It drove her over the top.” and select GCMA patrons at a special dinner
Colorful inside and out
that evening. The visit’s brevity was simply so Wyeth didn’t have to break from painting for longer than necessary. “I hate to say it this way, but I’m a workaholic,” Wyeth says. “I love to paint. It’s limitless. You can create another world with rudimentary tools.” He arrived in style, wearing a tailored navy sport jacket with white pinstripes and fiery red accents atop a pair of voluminous graphite-colored pantaloons cinched under the knee and two coordinating, but not identical,
The family business
Painting for the Wyeths was and still is a family affair. Wyeth says the creative energy when he and his father and aunts were all painting together was unsurpassed. Art for the Wyeths was like politics for the Kennedys – it wasn’t a hobby. “Painting was taken very seriously,” Wyeth says. By late elementary, Wyeth was brought back home for school so he’d have more
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time in the art studio. His father certainly influenced and guided him — Wyeth says he was “the best teacher” by example — but at one point Andrew decided his son needed to spend time on the rudimentary skills and placed him under his aunt Carolyn’s tutelage. Wyeth describes his aunt as a lover of animals who always kept them around, including two bear cubs she donated to a zoo when she could no longer keep them. But she was a strict teacher. “For a year I slaved away drawing cubes and black-and-white figures,” he says. Well-known for his oil portraits of people and animals, which he calls his friends just as much as any human, Wyeth says he was influenced greatly by his grandfather whom he never met. Instead, Wyeth painted in his grandfather’s studio, which was full of period costumes, guns and props N.C. had used for his illustrations. “It was magical,” Wyeth says. “Then I’d go back down the hill to my house where my father was painting a dead crow.”
Unseen undercurrents Speaking of his father’s style, Wyeth laughs at Andrew’s frequent designation as “America’s Realist.” “He’s hardly a realist,” Wyeth says, as only
the son of one of America’s most celebrated 21st-century artists could say. “It sure is strange. He has legions of admirers, and they pick out the worst qualities to imitate.” Jamie says he thinks his father’s work has an edgy and disturbing quality that people don’t necessarily recognize. For instance, Wyeth says Andrew’s most famous painting, “Christina’s World” displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is actually not the romantic scene many people imagine it to be. “Here you have this lone figure crawling across a field,” he says. But he says neither he nor his father had any desire to impose their views on what people should see when looking at their paintings, and the public perception of paintings often changes drastically over the years. For instance, following the release of Jamie Wyeth’s portrait of John F. Kennedy in 1967, he received thousands of hate letters because he chose to paint the former president in a more serious way and not in the blue-eyed, blond and grinning way the general public wanted to see him at the time. In 1988, however, the painting was chosen as the image for the national stamp of Ireland. Wyeth says in contrast to his father, whom he describes as “seeing things in brown and
white,” he sees things in much more vibrant colors. “Color choice is purely personal,” he says. This is especially evident in his more recent pieces, such as the oranges in “Smashing Pumpkins,” the neon greens in “Sister Parish and Mr. Universe” (which features a rearview nude portrait of Schwarzenegger while he was the reigning Mr. Universe) and the almost white-hot glowing background of “The Coop – Fourth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island,” which, as the title states, focuses on strange occurrences on the small Maine island where the Wyeths spent the warmer months. This particular odd instance involved a seagull that somehow managed to live covertly with the chickens for weeks before being discovered. “Painting is the most individual of the fine arts,” Wyeth says. “I really get deeper by painting oddities.”
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Globetrotting and Gershwin Former ‘Amazing Race’ winner starts a new cross-country journey as star of ‘An American in Paris’ CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
During their winning sprint around the globe for the 13th season of “The Amazing Race” in 2008, actor Nick Spangler and his ex-Dallas Cowboys cheerleader sister, Starr, covered eight countries in 23 days. While his current trip — as Henri Baurel in the North American tour of “An American in Paris” — won’t be as much of a whirlwind, he says it is every bit as exciting. “With ‘The Amazing Race,’ you wanted to pack as minimally as humanly possible. I had a backpack and that was it,” he said. “For this trip, I’m traveling with my wife and my 14-month-old son in a car loaded to the brim, and we’ll spend 12 months on the road. It’s a much longer haul this time.” “An American in Paris” will be in Greenville for eight performances from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4. Inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film, “An American in Paris” is the romantic story of an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. “The show is incredible. The role is incredible,” said Spangler, who was in the original Broadway casts of “The Book of Mormon,” Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and “It Should Have Been You.” “I’ve never been
happier in my life.” The role of Henri, the soldier’s romantic rival and a Parisian aristocrat, is bigger on stage than it was in the 1951 movie starring Gene Kelly. Henri gets engaged to the French girl, Lise, but winds up realizing she’s not truly in love with him. “Henri is really like a gallant gentleman, even though it breaks his heart to let her go and he knows it’s the right thing to do,” Spangler said. Spangler said landing a role in “American in Paris” was daunting because the show’s choreography is heavily influenced by ballet and the majority of the members of the company are ballerinas. “The early days of rehearsal were terrifying,” he said. “But at the same time, because a lot are dancers, they may not have sung or acted on stage, so I was somebody they could turn to in that regard. It really was a great sharing of talents. We all were able to grow and learn together.” The stage show, directed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, features the same George and Ira Gershwin music as the movie did. “One of the real cool things is that if you saw the movie and loved the movie, you’ll love the show. If you haven’t seen the movie, you’ll still love the show,” said Spangler, who also drew rave reviews for his Off-Broadway performance as Matt in “The Fantasticks.” “We deliver a classic story with classic music in a contemporary way.”
“An American in Paris” When: Nov. 29–Dec. 4 Where: Peace Center Tickets: $25 to $85 Information: 467-3100 or peacecenter.org
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In celebration of the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Museum presents Wyeth Dynasty, a retrospective of Andrew Wyeth’s art complemented by works of his father, N.C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 70 examples are featured in this exhibition of works by the first family of American painting. Gallery Tour of Wyeth Dynasty Sunday, December 11 2 pm free As we celebrate the holiday season, join us for a guided tour and discover the inspiration the artist found where he felt most at home.
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Real-life brother and sister star as siblings in ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ ARIEL TURNER | CONTRIBUTOR
An iconic family television tradition is coming to life on the Gunter Theatre stage this holiday season with help from a brother and sister pair. The S.C. Children’s Theatre’s first ever production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” runs Dec. 2-4 and 9-11 with Charlie Brown and his sister, Sally, being played by real-life siblings Julia and Jack Higginbotham. Julia, 10, and Jack, 11, who get asked “all the time” (said in perfect sibling unison) if they are twins, are regular performers in productions around the Upstate. They have both made it to the final cut for some Broadway productions, as well. But “A Charlie Brown Christmas” gave them a singular opportunity: They’ve been cast in the same show before, but they’ve never interacted on stage together. “We are super excited,” says their mother, Suzanne, whose husband, Brandon, has also performed with his children. “It never crossed my mind when we got the cast list that they’d get brother and sister.” Suzanne says the two are very similar to their stage characters. Jack is much more serious and protective of his downtime, much like Charlie, and Julia is peppy and outgoing like Sally. The SCCT production will feature two entirely separate casts who will perform alternating shows. The “Green” cast is comprised of seventh- to 12th-graders, and the “Red” cast members range from fifth to seventh grade. Director Mia Phillips says she employs the multicast method to allow more students to be involved and also to help alleviate some of the fatigue from performing back-to-back shows. Julia and Jack are part of the Red cast. Phillips says their casting was purely coincidental. “I did not even think about Charlie Brown and Sally being brother and sister when I was casting them, but these are the parts they got,” Phillips says. Julia says it’s really fun for the two of them to act with each other, because even though they do have their typical sibling moments of disagreement, and are fiercely competitive when it comes to their grades, they are great friends. Jack says his favorite scenes in the whole
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Julia and Jack Higginbotham star as Charlie and Sally Brown in SCCT’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
show are the ones he and Julia do together. “It’s something you don’t get to do all the time,” Jack says. “It’s basically what we do all day but in front of a million people.” Julia and Jack have grown accustomed to theater life, juggling voice lessons, acting classes at SCCT and play rehearsal. Julia says she’s often tired because of the late evenings on school nights, but the experience is so fun and rewarding that it’s worth it. And she’s figured out how to combat the fatigue. “Sometimes I have some coffee in the morning, so that might change my perspective on the day,” Julia says, speaking much more like a professional actress accustomed to dealing with the press than a typical fourth-grader. The original “A Charlie Brown Christmas” special made its debut on CBS on Dec. 9, 1965, but the stage version wasn’t licensed and released until 2013. It follows the television special, including all of Vince Guaraldi’s memorable music and the opening ice-skating scene, for which the children’s theatre cast members will wear Heely tennis shoes to “skate” around the stage. All of the songs are performed on stage by the cast and a three-piece band – keyboard, upright bass and drums. “It’s such a classic,” says Phillips. “We’re so excited.”
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” When: Dec. 2-11 Where: Gunter Theatre, Peace Center Tickets: Start at $18 Information: 467-3100 or peacecenter.org
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Chapter: SOUL puts a new spin on old-school Big Easy funk VINCENT HARRIS | CONTRIBUTOR
On “Oh Yeah,” the opening track of Chapter: SOUL’s new EP, “The Bible, Book 1,” the New Orleans band makes their home city proud, launching into a horn-heavy funksoul bounce designed to get people moving. Band founder and leader Calvin Johnson Jr. sends a soaring tenor sax solo over keyboardist Kashonda Bailey’s gritty organ while the rhythm section pounds out a heads-down funk groove, the kind you wish could go on forever. The next two tracks, however, prove that Johnson has more on his mind than the typical New Orleans groove. Johnson has played with everyone from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to rapper Mystikal, and his multigenre musical vision takes shape on the futuristic electro-jazz-fusion of “James Joint” and the hip-hop/jam-band hybrid “Freakish.” For Johnson, he’s just drawing from the music he grew up with. “Just from the sheer disparity in generations between Dirty Dozen and Chapter: SOUL, you’re going to have differences in the music,” Johnson says. “It’s like we learned from different textbooks.
They learned from the book of the postwar baby-boomer generation. And we’re reading from the book of the millennials. We have a totally different perspective on the music.” He adds, “We’re all speaking the same language of music, but the music has to evolve.” That being said, Johnson owes a lot to his former band. While touring with the group a few years back, Johnson and Dirty Dozen sousaphone player Kirk Joseph talked a lot about melding traditional New Orleans second-line funk and jazz with a more modern perspective. Those conversations gave Johnson the courage to explore his own musical interests and try to figure out how to create a unique sound. “When I started the band, I knew I had something to say. The problem was I had so much to say I didn’t know where to start from,” Johnson says. “And what I had to say changed and evolved as I opened up the band to other people and asked others to be a part of it. They brought their different vocabulary to the conversation. So then we had our musical conversations, and when that happened, we blended and compromised. That’s how we found unique ground. That’s how you find something different.
That’s how evolution takes place.” When he began recruiting other members for Chapter: SOUL, Johnson says he actually wasn’t looking for the most technically gifted players. “It’s not about the best musicians. That’s a misconception that a lot of people have,” he says. “Sometimes the best musicians bring a closed-mindedness, so to speak. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel, so we don’t necessarily need the best musicians. We’re trying to spin the wheel. I needed musicians who are creative and open to creating.” He came up with a group that was just
about perfect for his vision, and his enthusiasm when he talks about them is palpable. “Sousaphone is the backbone instrument of the city of New Orleans,” he says. “It’s the foundation of the second line. And [former Dirty Dozen player] Julius McKee understands it on a whole different level. That cat is bad. Kashonda Bailey, I call her ‘The Deaconess,’ because she is stone church. She reminds you of that old Baptist church where there’s no A/C and everyone’s sitting there with the hand fans and reading the hymnals; she brings an organic element and a spirit to the music. And [drummer] Terry Scott brings an energy and excitement to the music that I find very refreshing. He listens to everything. It’s exciting to build and create with different aspects of time and beat and rhythm to the table. Having a band like this expands the palette, so to speak.”
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Amped Up Folk fave Johnny Irion plugs into his rock side VINCENT HARRIS | CONTRIBUTOR
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Johnny Irion is probably best known as part of a duo with his wife, Sarah Lee Guthrie. They’ve spent most of the last decade releasing a series of melodic country-folk albums that spotlighted their yearning vocal harmonies and soothing acoustic melodies. But it was during the recording of their most recent studio album, 2013’s “Wassaic Way” (produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone), that a friend of Irion’s noticed some of the fierce electric guitar that was popping up throughout the record and gave Irion some advice. “He said I should probably think about putting my rock stuff somewhere else and not fusing too much of the rock stuff with the folk,” Irion says, “which is what we’d been doing. He’d always known that I had music like that in my head. Even though the Sarah Lee and Johnny stuff would fall
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into a more digestible folk platter, I’ve always loved electric guitars. But those kinds of things would’ve never made it on a Sarah Lee and Johnny record.” And thus, after four records of bittersweet folk introspection, Irion formed a band called U.S. Elevator and recorded an album of rough-hewn roots-rock in the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers mode, heavy on wiry riffs and upbeat rhythms. The songs are catchy and full of layered harmonies, but the swaggering heaviness of songs like “Dangerous Love” and “Cry for Help” will surprise anyone who only knows Irion from his records with Guthrie. “It was fun to take on those ideas,” he says. “It ended up not feeling as weird as I thought it was going to be. I had the sound of U.S. Elevator in my head, and it was an opportunity to explore the rock side of things. And at the same time, I met a bunch of dudes in Santa Barbara who were willing to set up and record to this two-inch tape machine with my buddy [producer] Tim Bluhm. I had a vision that I wanted to play some rock ‘n’ roll and have the songs to back it up. And we did it. It all worked out. It’s just creating a whole other movie to be an actor in.” Irion is currently touring with U.S. Elevator, but he’s taking a break from those shows to play an acoustic in-store performance at Horizon Records with local singer/guitarist Niel Brooks on Wednesday. He’s planning to do songs from the new album in that acoustic format, but he says he’s not worried about the lack of amplifiers. “If you have to have amplification or any other tricks to make a song sound like a good song, it’s probably not worth playing in any form or fashion,” he says. “That’s always been the deal with any record I’m a part of. I have to be able to unplug the electric guitar and play it sitting in a room with friends or family. It has to be up to snuff to play it that way. If I don’t feel comfortable sitting in that circle and playing it, I probably won’t record it.” In fact, Irion might be playing some even newer songs at Horizon, because he’s got two more albums planned out. “I have a solo record coming out in the spring that I made with Dawes as the backing band,” he says. “And I have more songs for the project I’m doing after the solo album. I love stockpiling and constantly nesting songs and hopefully they have a home. I don’t like the pressure of having to go write a record all at once. I like touring, coming home, writing and then doing a record after that whole process.”
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2 Kirklen Ln • 3BR/3BA • open 1-5 p.m. $288,900 · MLS# Model Home Jordan Doss · 915-1468
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C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS ®
Michelle Roach 640-2556 Easley
Linda Bobo 982-8322 Simpsonville
Ellis Crigler 616-1348 Augusta Road
Jane Ellefson 979-4415 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
Vicki Given 879-4239 Greer
Keith Boling 419-6903 Downtown
Bryan DeYoung 230-8284 Pelham Road
Kimberly Arnold 616-7310 Garlington Road
Interested in Buying or Selling a home? Contact one of our Agents on Call or visit us online at cdanjoyner.com
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HOME Featured Neighborhood
The Retreat Residences at Keowee Falls THE OAKMONT
Home Info Price: Starting at $495,000 Included With Purchase Of Property: Waterfront boat slip access and golf cart direct access to a new, $3.5mm Sports, Activity and Wellness Park including: resort style pool, fully equipped & staffed fitness/wellness center, tennis complex, activity park, property owner pavilions, integrated community trail system, and more. Agents: Justin Winter | 864-506-6387 | Justin@JustinWinter.com Trip Agerton | 404-281-0475 Lin Cannon | 770-845-4700 Kim Crowe | 864-888-7053
Nestled in a private enclave of The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, The Retreat Residences have a pedigree to match their unparalleled surroundings. Residents will enjoy a suite of amenities included with purchase and maintenance free ownership. Four meticulous plans are available by Shockley Design | Meritus Signature Homes offering Energy Star Certified, 3-5 bedroom residences ranging from 2,153-4,800 sq. ft. including quality features such as Lennox HVAC, stainless steel Kitchen
Aid appliances, Jeld-Wen windows and doors, screened porches, open floor plans, walk-in pantries, architectural ceilings, large open kitchens, 2 ½ car garages, all complimented by warm and inviting interiors and craftsman style architecture. Only 14 of 28 sites remain. Contact us now to discover affordable, quality, maintenance free living in an active lifestyle community at Keowee Falls.
Real Estate News
The Marchant Company Recognizes Agents for Excellent Performance in October 2016 As the Upstate’s “Signature Real Estate Agency,” The Marchant Company is a small boutique business of just 30 agents that is consistently a top performer in Greenville. The Marchant Company is proud to recognize the following REALTORS® for outstanding performance in October 2016: Congratulated by Seabrook Marchant, broker-in-charge, agents honored included: Barb Riggs – Top Unit Listing Leader and Volume Listing Leader of the Month Tom Marchant – Top Unit Sales Leader of the Month Mikel-Ann Scott – Top Unit Sales Leader and Top Volume Sales Leader of the Month Anne Marchant & Brian Marchant –Top Unit Sales Team, Top Unit Listing Team, and Top Volume Listing Team of the Month
Valerie Miller Properties (Valerie Miller, Chuck Miller, & Clint Miller) –Top Volume Sales Team of the Month Agents at The Marchant Company are dedicated to providing Riggs T. Marchant Scott unsurpassed service and are committed to meeting clients’ needs. With over 350 years of combined real estate experience, The Marchant Company prides itself on their knowledge of the Greenville area real estate markets and their Valerie Miller Properties commitment to excellence to A. Marchant & B. Marchant
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HOME Featured Home
120 Pentland Court, Greer, SC 29651
Home Info Price: $875,000 Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4.5 Lot Size: 1.96 Acre
MLS: 1326372 Sq. Ft: 4900 Built: 1994
Schools: Oakview Elementary, Riverside Middle, and JL Mann High Agent: Becky Orders | 864.270.0743 firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the best kept secret you will find! Nestled on just under 2 acres overlooking Big Rocky Creek you will wake up to the beauty and sounds of two waterfalls with the occasional wildlife. Surrounded by trees for total privacy this home offers ultimate outdoor living! Extensive decking overlooking blue slate walkways and patio, including a hot tub. The stone walkway leads you to a stone patio and firepit by the river. This truly feels like a mountain retreat with your own private river - all within minutes of the conveniences of living in town!
Amazing views from every room with walls of windows along the rear of this beautifully maintained home. Graciously sized rooms feature tall and vaulted ceilings. Granite kitchen with separate wet bar. The large master bedroom and guest quarters are on the main level. Downstairs features an enormous rec room with a wet bar, two bedrooms, two baths and ample storage. New paint on the entire exterior. Truly move in ready! A three acre lot next door is offered as a separate purchase. This is not a drive by!
Real Estate News give their clients the edge on the Greenville area markets. The Marchant Company services closed units include: the greater Greenville, SC area including Easley, Fountain Inn, Taylors, Mauldin, Travelers • Berry Gower • Jane McCutcheon • Pat Loftis Rest, Greer and Simpsonville. The Marchant Company is dedicated to serving Greenville • Carolyn Dowling • Jere duBois • Spencer Ashby and Upstate South Carolina with “Decades of Trust. Confidence in the Future.” • Charlene Panek • Kiersten Bell • Susan Reid • Donna Morrow • Kristi Moon • Victor Lester • Faith Ross • Lori Thompson • Virginia Abrams Coldwell Banker Caine Names • Francie Little • Marcia Hancock • Virginia Hayes October 2016 Circle of Excellence Recipients • Holly West • Marshall Jordan Coldwell Banker Caine recently recognized its top producing agents in property sales • Jacob Mann • Mike Dassel and listings from October through the Circle of Excellence program. The Circle of Excellence distinction is awarded to agents within the company’s five offices – Easley, Greenville, Greer, Seneca and Spartanburg – and celebrates $1 million in listing or closing volCircle of Excellence Teams (4+ agents) achieving $2 million in listing/closing volume or ume, or four units listed or closed. The distinction also celebrates Coldwell Banker Caine’s eight units listed/closed include: Team efforts listed below. • Lewis and Company Circle of Excellence agents achieving $1 million in listing/closing volume or four listed/ • Cheves Mussman Ouzts Group
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HOME Soil Therapy
with Will Morin
A Gardener’s Letter to Santa Dear Santa, I know it has been probably 35 years since I last wrote you, but with your bright and cheery “Ho Ho Ho” about to surround our homes and neighborhoods with Christmas splendor, I thought I would write you my own wish list for the holiday. Please bring me a Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden (ClickandGrow.com, $60). It’s far too cold to grow anything outside, so I’d love to be able to grow smart with this intelligent “smart” herb garden that only takes up a small footprint on your counter or desk. The device constantly monitors your plants, stores a month’s worth of water, utilizes LED technology for lighting and only consumes $3 worth of electricity a year. The Haws copper watering can (Williams-Sonoma.com, $90), made from bright and gleaming copper, dates back to 1886 London, when it was first produced by John Haws, who patented the “watering pot with perfect balance.” These classics are a fixture in English gardens. A gift certificate to Roots on Augusta would be a fun and welcoming surprise gift (RootsOfGreenville.com). Roots is known for their indoor garden inspirations, outdoor specialties, a flock of chickens and a handy potting service. In the spring and fall, a Roots gardener will come to your home and repot or replant your containers with fresh, seasonal color and amazing designs all painted with nature’s splendor. Fatwood from Orvis, at Main and Washington streets downtown (Orvis.com, 14-lb. wooden crate, $69). A sustainable product, “fatwood” is the resin-saturated heartwood from pine tree stumps. It lights a roaring crackling fire in minutes, fills the air with the scent of a pine forest and lets you sit back to enjoy time with the family or your favorite football team. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere – grow your own cocktail garden with the Cocktail Grow Kit (UncommonGoods.com, $12). Six-seed packets for thyme, lavender, Thai basil, mint, lemon balm and blue borage get their tasty starts in the included recycled egg carton. Everything sourced from within the USA. I have a lot planned for my garden next spring. I truly only wish for a healthy garden and a bountiful harvest. It is the time I get to spend in the soil – among the green leaves, colorful blossoms, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies and whatever else Mother Nature has planned – that is the important, rewarding part of life. This is all I really want for Christmas this year. The rest is just gravy. Thank you, Will Will Morin is an avid gardener and food enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ DrinkNEats.
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HOME Featured Neighborhood
37 Donemere Way, Fountain Inn 29644
Home Info Price: Starting in the high $180’s Schools: Fountain Inn Elementary, Bryson Middle, and Hillcrest High Contact Info: Jessika Poole | 540-226-6830 email@example.com
Builder Great Southern Homes is excited to now be a part of the Greenville community, with one of their premier communities being Tucker Branch. Tucker Branch is an upscale community, conveniently located near downtown Fountain Inn and less than two miles from I-385. These Great Southern Homes have been tested by the Green Smart Homes program, to ensure maximum energy efficiency for optimal energy use. Honeywell’s Tuxedo Touch Home automation system is also a feature in the homes at
Tucker Branch, which allows you to control your homes lights and security while away, at no extra cost. Great Southern Homes is also building homes in the following neighborhoods: Whispering Oaks, Rolands Crossing (Spartanburg), Victoria Park and Weatherstone. For more information please visit our website at www.greatsouthernhomes.com.
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$2,921,040 $2,896,275 $1,790,000 $1,675,000 $1,300,000 $1,250,000 CHAUNESSY $1,000,000 $905,000 $800,000 STEWART PARK $655,000 THE OAKS AT ROPER MOUNTAIN $610,000 $575,000 $525,000 HAMMETT’S GLEN $495,000 FIVE FORKS PLANTATION $492,770 $490,000 WOODLAND HILLS $488,000 WATERS RUN $479,095 LAUREL GROVE $469,000 KILGORE FARMS $460,257 SPAULDING FARMS $451,500 LONGLEAF $445,500 $445,000 GARDENS AT THORNBLADE $445,000 CARILION $437,000 BELHAVEN VILLAGE @ HOLLINGSWORTH $427,507 VALLEY AT TANNER ESTATES $427,000 KILGORE FARMS $403,909 BELHAVEN VILLAGE @ HOLLINGSWORTH $403,875 $400,000 $399,000 SUGAR CREEK $397,900 GOWAN’S FORT $397,500 GLEN MEADOWS $383,500 CLEAR SPRINGS $375,000 $359,500 HARTS COVE $358,208 WATERSTONE COTTAGES $346,900 TUSCANY FALLS $345,000 WESTHAVEN $340,275 SUGAR CREEK $336,000 LATOSCA $335,000 CARILION $334,000 FOREST COVE $330,000 WEST FARM $329,528 CARILION $324,984 CYPRESS RUN $318,000 KILGORE FARMS $315,000 WATERS RUN $310,190 KILGORE FARMS $300,910 WATSON CROSSING $296,000 CAMDEN COURT $295,000 ELLETSON ACRES $295,000 KILGORE FARMS $293,500 COOPER RIDGE $292,016 $290,000 BOTANY WOODS $290,000 VERDMONT $289,000 THORNHILL PLANTATION $288,000 BRIDGEWATER $287,160 KELSEY GLEN $284,365 BRIDGEWATER $283,098 BELSHIRE $280,125 COTTAGES@HARRISON BRIDGE $276,550 MOUNT VERNON ESTATES $270,000 SUMMERWALK $265,000 HOLLY TREE PLANTATION $265,000 $265,000 LONGLEAF $249,484 VERDMONT $246,000 THE OAKS $245,000 WHITEHALL PLANTATION $245,000 $245,000 ENCLAVE AT LEXINGTON PLACE $243,900 HOWARD’S PARK $242,945 $241,000 $240,000 TOWNES AT RIVERWOOD FARM $238,500 FAIRVIEW MEADOWS $237,900 SHARON RIDGE $235,000 EDWARDS FOREST $235,000 HAVEN AT RIVER SHOALS $233,500 LAKE FOREST $233,000 MILL POND AT RIVER SHOALS $230,460 CHICORA CREST $230,000 ROBINSON LANDING $229,829 SUMMERFIELD $227,250
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Cottages at Riverbirch Elderberry Way, Seneca
Home Info Price: Starting in the low $400’s Sq. Ft: 2070, 2588, 2705 Sq Ft Lots: 31 wooded, waterfront homesites Schools: Keowee Elementary, Walhalla Middle, and Walhalla High Contact Info: Lake Keowee Real Estate | 864.886.0098 lakekeoweerealestate.com | firstname.lastname@example.org 896 N. Walnut Street, Seneca, SC 29678
Buyers from all over the country have been asking for it, so Crescent Communities and Lake Keowee Real Estate are here to deliver! We are introducing a new cottage concept for Lake Keo wee Living called The Cottages at Riverbirch. This gated, planned community consists of 31 wooded, waterfront home sites in a low-maintenance community. Craftsman-style cottages with exposed beams and stone entry are now being offered in three attractive models, all with open floor plans and beautiful outdoor living spaces. Buyers have recently been saying that “less is SUBD.
DUNEAN MILLS $119,000 GRACE POINT $117,500 OAK CREST $117,000 DELLVISTA HEIGHTS $115,500 EAST LAKE $115,000 $115,000 DUNEAN MILLS $115,000 FLEMING HEIGHTS $115,000 WESTCLIFFE $115,000 $112,500 HILL PLACE $112,141 SAN SOUCI HEIGHTS $112,000 PINEHURST $112,000 SUPER HWY HOMESITES $111,000 BISHOP HEIGHTS $110,000 $110,000 WESTWOOD $110,000 $107,800 BRUTONTOWN REDEVELOPMENT $105,900 MONAGHAN BLUFF $102,000 WHITE OAK HILLS $100,001 WILLIAMSBURG AT BOTANY $100,000 MAYFIELD ESTATES $100,000
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more” and so this community will offer floor plans of 2070, 2588 and 2705 finished square feet, rather than the traditional larger home sizes found in our lakefront communities. In order to make it easy for our buyers, lot surveys are already done, dock permits have been obtained, septic permits are on file with SC DHEC, and financial institutions are prepared to start lending money for this construction project. And if you aren’t ready to build yet, you can buy the lot now and build at a later date.
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$100,000 RIVERBEND $100,000 ARCADIA HILLS $98,723 MCDANIEL HEIGHTS $98,000 $96,200 $95,000 $95,000 $95,000 ONEAL VILLAGE $92,000 WILLIAMSBURG AT BOTANY $90,500 $90,000 RIVER RUN $90,000 $90,000 STANDING SPRINGS ESTATES $90,000 BELHAVEN VILLAGE AT HOLLINGSWORTH $89,440 WESTWOOD $88,000 FARIS RIDGE CONDO $87,000 BEREA FOREST $85,340 DUNEAN MILL VILLAGE $85,000 MOUNTAIN SHADOWS $84,944 SEDGEFIELD VILLAS $82,000 GLASSY MOUNTAIN $80,850 $80,820
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New Exhibition: “Syd Solomon Retrospective”
Jamie Wright Band
Robby The Elf
Aloft Downtown WXYZ Lounge 5 N. Laurens St.
Independent Public Ale House 110 Poinsett Highway
Greenville County Museum of Art 420 College St. FREE Make plans to see the vibrant and beguiling abstract expressionist paintings in the “Syd Solomon Retrospective” on view in Gallery 5. 271-7570 gcma.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Blind Horse Saloon 1035 Lowndes Hill Road 9 p.m. | $15 (in advance)/$18 (door) There’s nothing wrong with a healthy sense of competition, whether in sports or music. And that compulsion to win might be why country singer Chris Lane’s star is rising so quickly. The former college baseball player has a drive to succeed in music that’s fueled his ascent. “I think everybody wants to go out there and give it everything they have,” he says. “And I think most bands are going to do that. No one wants to get outperformed by anybody. There’s certainly that competitive edge that most artists are going to have; you don’t want to get outshined.” Lane, whose recent single, “Fix,” was a big hit on the charts, is one of many country artists who performs both his own songs and outside material. “The music’s all about what you feel,” he says. “I write about a lot of things in my life, or stuff that I feel sure people can relate to. When it comes down to choosing songs, I just go with what I know is ‘me’ and my style. Whatever it says in the song, I make sure it’s something that I would want to talk about.” —Vincent Harris
Equally adept at soulful grit and jazzy improvisation, Jamie Wright has built a solid “allaround entertainer”-type reputation around the Upstate, and her tight, polished combo can match her genre-hopping every step of the way. 297-6100 aloftgreenvilledowntown.com
Denver Downs Farm Kickoff to Christmas; Drive-In Movie: “The Polar Express”
Denver Downs Farm Corn Maze 1515 Denver Road
8 p.m. $5 (plus $10 food/drink minimum)
7 p.m. $25/car Come kick off the holiday season at Denver Downs Farm. Enjoy the holiday classic “The Polar Express” on our three-story tall big screen. Enjoy the movie from the comfort of your own car. Concession include s’mores, kettle corn, hot chocolate and pizza. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. 992-1856 denverdownsfarm.com
Shane Ericks Blues Boulevard 300 River St., Ste. 203
Bit of a curveball here from the normally jazzand-blues heavy lineup at the Boulevard. Shane Ericks is an acoustic guitar-strumming folkie who recently placed highly on the Philippines’ “Singing Idol.” 242-2583 bluesboulevardjazzgreenville.com
9 p.m. Nothing says the holidays are upon us quite like a gangsta-rapper in the guise of a streetwise Santa’s Little Helper, does it? 552-1265 | ipagreenville.com
Wednesday Night Pickleball
Sterling Community Center 113 Minus St. 6-8 p.m. | Wednesdays thru Dec. 28 $3 Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. The game combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. It is easy for beginners to learn and is a challenging, fast-paced, competitive game for more experienced players. There are hundreds of Pickleball players in the Upstate. New players are always welcome. We play every Wednesday night at Sterling Community Center (113 Minus St., Greenville, SC 29601) starting at 6 p.m. No paddle, no problem. We have loaner paddles. Cost is $3 with the money going to Sterling. 603-3558 Upstatepickleball.com
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE FAMILY
8 p.m. FREE
All museum events and activities are free with admission.
Science + You, the traveling exhibit, is open. Stop by to learn about the science of health and nutrition, human anatomy and more. Stop by for our weekend programs, Random Acts of Science and special art projects in Off the Wall.
Off the Wall
Weekend activities take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays unless otherwise posted. • 11/26 & 27 – Holiday Traditions: Holiday Traditions is open. Join us for a special lesson in holiday traditions.
• Week 4 (11/22–27): Do you know how useful feathers are for birds? Join us in Off the Wall to learn why feathers are so helpful and use feathers in your art projects. • Week 5 (11/29–12/4): Even if it doesn’t snow this December, we are creating our own snowy scenes in Off the Wall this week.
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A Celtic Christmas
Flat Rock Playhouse Playhouse Downtown 125 S Main St., Hendersonville Thursday (2 and 7:30 p.m.), Friday (8 p.m.), Saturday (2 and 8 p.m.), Sunday (2 p.m.) Seats from $28 Complete your holiday season with Flat Rock Playhouse’s Celtic Christmas. Featuring the vocal stylings of Guy Lemonnier and Katherine Taylor complete with a full band, this concert will run at the playhouse downtown. Experience a night full of traditional Celtic music just in time for Christmas. 826-693-0731 | flatrockplayhouse.org email@example.com
Storytime Thursday Fiction Addiction 1175 Woods Crossing Road #5 10:30 a.m. FREE Bring your preschool children to Fiction Addiction for a storytime reading of the picture book “Waiting for Snow” by Marsha Diane Arnold and illustrated by Renata Liwska. 675-0540 | fiction-addiction.com
Pharmacy Technician Open House Greenville Technical College - Benson Campus 2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors 6 p.m. Greenville Technical College’s Pharmacy Technician program is hosting an Open House for those considering a career in the profession. This is your opportunity to speak to faculty one on one about GTC’s diploma and certificate program op-
Ticket Alert: The Community Tap 5th Annual Craft Beer Festival $55 -$95 The Fifth Annual Craft Beer Festival presented by The Community Tap features more than 110 fun and funky beers from more than 50 breweries around the U.S. and beyond. The festival will be held April 29, 2017, from 2-6 p.m., at Fluor Field in the West End. bit.ly/2g3OvaK
is open to the public and free of charge, but donations are appreciated and encouraged. gtc-christmascarol.eventbrite.com
46th Annual Holiday Fair
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Indie Craft Holiday Pop Up Shop
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Methodical Coffee roasting facility 3 McBeth St. This pop up shop will feature the work of 55 artists. A curated mix of giftable art, home goods, jewelry and children’s items will be available in conjunction with a Methodical Coffee brew bar (open limited hours). makerscollective.org/holiday2016
“Let Nothing You Dismay”
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens. Children younger than 12 are free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Centre Stage | 501 River St.
Greenville Technical College Theatre presents director Dan Robbins’ adaption of Charles Dickens’ beloved masterpiece. The production
It’s Christmas in Ohio, and Kevin and Allie are a young couple about to become parents to an adopted child — they’re just waiting for a
Singer/songwriter Brooks Dixon grew up within a solid musical community, provided by his family. “I grew up singing in choir with my brother and my sister,” he says. “My parents weren’t musicians, per se, but they loved music and they could sing and that’s what I grew up around. They forced me to start taking piano lessons when I was in second grade or so, then I picked up the guitar around seventh grade.” That background helped Dixon develop a back-porch acoustic playing style, and his sweet-and-sour vocals are perfect vehicles for his infectiously melodic, lyrically incisive slice-of-life songs. He’s got a keen eye for small details and a solid sense of songwriting that make the songs so pleasant that it’s easy to miss some of the darker, more turbulent emotions he expresses, as his newest EP, “Weather the Storm,” displays. “Most of my lyrics are personal,” he says. “It’s me diving deep into myself.” —Vincent Harris
Pelzer Auditorium 214 Lebby St., Pelzer 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. on Sunday. $10 general, $8 for seniors (age 65+), $8 for military, $7 for students (18 and under) Milltown Players presents this holiday show that includes 10 performers and a full band on stage. Tickets can be purchased online at the box office one hour before the show starts. Online sales close two hours before the show starts. Tickets will still be available at the box office. Doors to the auditorium open 30 minutes before the show starts. milltownplayers.org
8 p.m. | $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students
Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 3 p.m. $15-$30
Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe, 111 Augusta St. | 10 p.m. | Free
Christmas in Dixie
Furman University | McAlister Auditorium 3300 Poinsett Highway
Brooks Dixon Band
Sound Quality Series Presents Christmas at Furman
“A Christmas Carol”
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday
Technical Resource Center Auditorium (Building 102) on the Barton Campus 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive
phone call. Although they’ve asked their families to keep their distance until they bring the baby home, their funny and fearsome relatives have vastly different plans in mind. This comedy is rated PG-13. centrestage.org
The 46th annual Holiday Fair, one of the largest arts, crafts and gift fairs in the Southeast, features more than 350 crafters and commercial vendors from 15 states showcasing their unique merchandise for a three-day shopping extravaganza. HolidayFairGreenville.com
tions, see our classroom and pharmacy lab and learn more about employment opportunities. 250-3073 | gvltec.edu/pharmtech RSVP at pharmtech-gtc.eventbrite.com
The Furman University Symphony Orchestra, the Furman Singers and Furman Men’s and Women’s Chorales will present “Christmas at Furman” featuring Benjamin Britten’s cantata, St. Nicholas and Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” In St. Nicholas, conducted by Hugh Floyd, faculty tenor Grant Knox plays the title role and tells the story of the historic fourth-century Christian saint whose secret gift-giving led to the traditional role of Santa Claus. For the second half of the concert, Tom Joiner leads the FSO in extended excerpts from “The Nutcracker” including “Decorating the Christmas Tree,” “The Battle of the Mouse King,” “Transformation of the Nutcracker” and more. 294-2086 bit.ly/2fAGYhl firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicora Voices Holiday Concert Chicora Voices, The Children’s Choir of Greenville First Baptist Church of Greenville 847 Cleveland St. 7:30 p.m. $15/GA, free to students and music teachers 238-5058 chicoravoices.org
CALENDAR Mason Jar Menagerie, w/ Gods of Mars & Sweat Lodge
Radio Room, 2845 N. Pleasantburg Drive | 9 p.m. | $5 (21+)/$7 (under 21) The Fountain Inn trio Mason Jar Menagerie is part of a growing trend of bands taking the energy of power-trio rock and applying them to classic acoustic blues music – think Them Crooked Vultures or Dead Meadow. But the band, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jake Garrett, isn’t quite the acoustic-guitar-and-washboard combo that some might expect, given their influences. Garrett has a theory about why many modern musicians are combining seemingly incongruous sounds. “I think a lot of it is that kids grow up on the more aggressive punk music, and then when they get to a certain age, they start learning about Appalachian, bluegrass and folk,” he says. “So they take the roots of what they loved and apply that aggression to those other forms of music. It’s hard to take the punk out of a punk kid.” Garrett says that if you trace the history of rock ‘n’ roll and the history of older forms of music, they share similar roots. “If you keep going back, it all comes from the same place,” he says. “All you’re doing is making it more aggressive, a little more emotional than people were into at that time.” — Vincent Harris
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Blind Horse Saloon 1035 Lowndes Hill Road 8 p.m. | $15 in advance or $18 at the door Bolstered by its hit leadoff single, “C.O.U.N.T.R.Y.,” the new album by country singer Tyler Farr, “Suffer In Peace,” is burning up the charts right now, and the odds are this show will be packed with new fans. Farr’s sound is a great example of the mix of pop, country twang and rock muscle that rules country radio these days. 233-1381 | blind-horse.com
Allegaeon with Battlecross and Necromancing The Stone Ground Zero | 3052 Howard St., Spartanburg 8 p.m. Allegaeon combines the brutal volume and raw power of death metal with the precision of prog-rock. You’re just as likely to sustain hearing damage from one of their songs as you are to find a guitar riff that sends you back to your old Rush records. 948-1661 reverbnation.com/venue/groundzero2
Headcell with Broken Testimony and Decibel Effect Soundbox Tavern 507 W. Georgia Road, Simpsonville 9 p.m. Seneca’s Headcell is a metal quartet whose vocalist is just as comfortable rapping as he is singing or screaming, whatever the song requires. Their third-ever gig was opening for (hed) pe at Ground Zero, which meant they had to develop a tight, professional sound quickly. 228-7763
Opening reception for Meredith Piper Knack 580 Perry Ave. 6-9 p.m. Knack will be having an opening reception for new local artist Meredith Piper. They will also have a few other vendors there with pop-up shops that same weekend.
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Upstate International’s GlŸhwein Party Riverwood Farms Clubhouse 74 Reddington Drive, Greer 6:30-10 p.m. Members: $20, non-members: $25, children 5-12 years: $5 Celebrate the start of the holiday season in traditional German style at Upstate International’s GlŸhwein Party. Enjoy traditional NŸrnberger bratwurst (grilled sausage), sweet stollen (Christmas bread), other German treats, GlŸhwein, German beer, hot apple cider and other nonalcoholic drinks. Space is limited, and tickets sell out, so register early to confirm your place. Reservations are required. A portion of each ticket will benefit Safe Harbor. conta.cc/2gnK0sq
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Book signing with Melinda Long and Kate Salley Palmer
7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Peace Center Gunter Theatre 300 S. Main St. $18-27 Christmas time is here! Tis the season for Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all of the Peanuts gang to bring the holiday season back to life. Discover the real meaning of Christmas in this musical adaptation of the classic animated television special that is fun for the whole family. 467-3000 peacecenter.org
“In the Next Room” (or the vibrator play)
Bob Jones University 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Furman Presents Mask Artist, Physical Comedian and Storyteller Doug Berky
Furman University, The Playhouse 3300 Poinsett Highway 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. $10/adults and $5/students. Furman Theatre Season ticket holders admitted free. For more than 35 years, Doug Berky has toured his performance work of physical comedy, mask theatre and storytelling for audiences of all ages. Hosted by the Furman Theatre Department, artist-in-residence Berky presents a range of performance styles from his physical comedy schtick to heartwarming world tales told with masks hand-crafted by Berky in Foibles and Fables, A Puppet and Clowning Performance. Berky’s art draws inspiration from commedia dell’arte, vaudeville, mask and mime theatre and the influence of such theatre greats as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Carol Burnette, Red Skelton, Marcel Marceau and Tony Montanaro. 294-2125 bit.ly/2ePJxxc
South Carolina children’s authors Melinda Long and Kate Salley Palmer will be signing copies of their Christmas books, “The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina” (Long, Sterling, board book, $7.95) and “I Know Santa Very Well” (Palmer, Warbranch, paperback, $6.95), at a book signing on Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. This event is free and open to the public. Books may be purchased online, at the store or by calling Fiction Addiction. 675-0540 | bit.ly/2fMmYYq
Free Santa Photos at Cabela’s
Cabela’s | 1025 Woodruff Road, Ste. H101
Love Your Carpet…
128 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville
Noon-3 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays Santa is making a special stop at Cabela’s this year! Please visit us for free pictures with Santa. 516-8100
FREE Join the university community for an outdoor carol sing around the University’s front-campus fountains where thousands of sparkling lights will be illuminated. bju.edu
Fiction Addiction 11 a.m.-noon
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Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure
The Warehouse Theatre 37 Augusta St. 8 p.m.except Sundays at 3 p.m. | $30/$35 A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about marriage, motherhood and communication is set in the 1880s at the dawn of electricity where an innocent and gentlemanly scientist named Dr. Givings invents a new device to treat hysteria in women and men. It’s called a vibrator. When his latest patient brings her own complicated marriage and sufferings to the Givings’ home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings confront the fragility of their own union and discover the truth depths of real love. 235-6948 warehousetheatre.com
Kid’s Holiday FudgeMaking Class at Cabela’s
Cabela’s 1025 Woodruff Road, Ste. H101
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Greenville County Museum of Art 420 College St. 2 p.m. Experiment with color, movement and rhythm in a fun pastels activity inspired by the Grainger McKoy exhibition. Bring the whole family! 271-7570 | gcma.org
You and your children can become fudge-making experts just in time for the holiday season. Bring your kids in today and learn the Cabela’s secrets to fudge making success. 516-8100
International Ballet | Cascades Verdae 10 Fountainview Terrace 3–5 p.m. | $20 All the little ladies and gentlemen will love this holiday-themed tea party, a beloved
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tradition and perfect “date” with parents, grandparents and friends. Attendees will enjoy treats to sip and eat and holiday-themed games and prizes in the elegant hall at the Cascades Verdae. They’ll be mesmerized by the live preview performance of “The Nutcracker” and narrated storytime, and the fabulous experience includes pictures with the Dew Drop Fairy. 879-9404 internationalballetsc.org/nutcracker-tea
Prokofiev and other orchestral works from the standard repertoire. The Wind Ensemble will share the program performing works by Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams and others. The concert is free and open to the public. 282-3945
Centre Stage | 501 River St.
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
7 p.m. | Tuesdays and Wednesdays $10 & $15
Chapman Cultural Center theater 200 E. St. John St., Spartanburg 7 p.m. | $15 First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg’s Chamber Singers presents their annual Christmas Concert. The 30-member choir will sing 13 holiday songs, many without accompaniment and all without any electronic amplification. Because of the 500-seat theater’s unique and excellent acoustics, there is no need for amplification. As a result, many of the songs will be heard as they were originally written to be performed in small and intimate concert halls. Tickets are available through the church and through Mobile Meals, which will be the recipient of concert’s proceeds. 583-4531 or 573-7684
Greenville Concert Band presents “Sounds for the Season”
Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at Powdersville First Baptist Church Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church Dec. 16 at 7:15 p.m. at Fellowship Greenville Church FREE These concerts feature a wide selection of music for the Christmas season. greenvilleconcertband.org
“In the Middle of Nowhere”
Rebecca Pender peeks out her bedroom window in rural Nebraska and sees a vision of the end of the world. The next day, she and her husband, Lucas, stand transfixed as they witness the collapse of the World Trade Center, unlocking within Rebecca’s psyche a Pandora’s box of repressed fears. “In the Middle of Nowhere” examines how fear poisons the soul like a virus, ravaging all who come in contact with it. This drama is rated PG-13. centrestage.org
Cantus Chamber Choir and the Governor’s School Choir Concert
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Buncombe Street United Methodist Church 200 Buncombe St. 7:30 p.m. The holiday season is often about children. SCGSAH December Choral Concert is a program based on music about children. From the Christchild, to children who celebrate the holidays, to children in crisis around the world, the music presented will focus our attention on children. 282-3945
12/8-12/10, 7:30 p.m. and 12/11, 2 p.m. Drama seniors bring to life Shakespeare’s enigmatic prince in all his passion, contemplation and contradiction and discover themselves in the embodiment of this mythic story. 282-3737
Furman University Presents Art by Greenville Native Kate Roberts
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-FridayReception and Talk: Monday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. FREE Work by ceramic artist and Greenville native Kate Roberts will be on display in Furman University’s Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building Nov. 14-Dec. 9. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Roberts’ exhibition, Indigo Curtain, is an extension of her philosophy, which says, “My practice is a meditation on time and its role in the decay of objects and memories. Inspiration is drawn from historical objects, the architecture around me, or a personal relationship. My processes are repetitive and labor intensive; I draw, construct and weave using materials to depict fleeting, fragile moments and to examine the temporary physicality of an object or idea.” bit.ly/2evIUsz
Ticket Alert: Casting Crowns at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St.
Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Road #5
10:30 a.m. | FREE
Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert
Bring your preschool children to Fiction Addiction for a storytime reading of the picture book “Little Big Girl” by Claire Keane. 675-0540 | fiction-addiction.com
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy-winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this spring for the second leg of “The Very Next Thing” Tour, featuring K-LOVE Radio’s Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey and special guests Unspoken. Presented by Compassion International and Museum of the Bible, the 40-city arena tour kicks off Feb. 16. The tour will stop in Greenville on March 9. Tickets go on sale Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. 241-3800 bonsecoursarena.com
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities First Baptist Church | 847 Cleveland St. 7:30 p.m. | FREE The Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble of the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will combine for their last concert of the semester year. The program will include the “Overture to the Magic Flute” by Mozart, “Lieutenant Kiji Suite” by Serge
Main Stage Production: “Hamlet”
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“The Nutcracker” presented by International Ballet with Greenville Symphony Orchestra
International Ballet | Peace Center Concert Hall 300 S. Main St. 8 p.m. | $18-$55 Starring Veronika Part, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre (NYC). Join International Ballet for this beloved holiday production with the classical beauty of talented local dancers under artistic director Vlada Kysselova, showcasing the traditional story of young Clara and her journey with a magical Nutcracker Prince. Experience her adventurous dream with an exciting battle of toy soldiers and mice, the flurry of dazzling snowflakes and an impressive parade of nations and treats in the Land of the Sweet. With the Greenville Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Conductor Edvard Tchivzhel, bringing Tchaikovsky’s grand score to life, and featuring a live “Snowflake Choir” under the direction of Arlen Clarke, you won’t want to miss this Nutcracker. Use promo code FamilyPack to buy three tickets and get one free. 467-3000 peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-nutcracker-2
Exhibition: Drawn South
Greenville Technical College’s RIVERWORKS Gallery 300 River St., Ste. 202 1-6 p.m. FREE Carly Drew, Katelyn Chapman and Kolton Miller are all Drawn South through their childhood immersion in and reverence for South Carolina’s culture and landscape. Their images explore and narrate their home landscape with layers of media that present a compression of history and multiple perspectives. Miller says, “It is important that the work questions the time, place and realness of your standard landscape, pushing something normally thought of as concrete into an unearthly event.” While studying together at Clemson, the three became friends and colleagues. A reception will be held First Friday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m. gvltec.edu/riverworks/
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THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF GREENVILLE COUNTY FY2017-2018 ACCOMMODATIONS TAX FUNDING APPLICATION PROCESS NOW OPEN GREENVILLE COUNTY IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FY2017-2018 ACCOMMODATIONS TAX FUNDING. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT http:// www.greenvillecounty.org/ Procurement/; BY CALLING 864-467-7200, OR AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: 301 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, SUITE 100, GREENVILLE, SC 29601. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS 5:00 PM, E.S.T, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon) are proposing to build a New 59-foot Monopole Communications Tower near 2404 Laurens Road, Greenville, Greenville County, SC 29607; N 34° 49’ 51.3” W 82° 20’ 58.8”. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Jackson Mueller, Wireless Projects, Environmental Resources Management, 3200 Windy Hill Road SE, Suite 1500W, Atlanta, GA 30339, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tele#: 1-678-486-2700.
SOLICITATIONS NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: Bridge Parts for Greenville County by December 15, 2016, 3:00 P.M. Solicitations can be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/Procurement/ or by calling 864-467-7200.
ESTADO DE CAROLINA DEL SUR CONDADO DE GREENVILLE EN LA CORTE DE FAMILIA C.A. No.:2016-DR-23-3932 NOTA DE ACTOS A: ELIECER J. MARTINEZ Usted ha sido notificado de acuerdo al Código de Carolina del Sur Ann Sec. 15-9-710. Que actos de custodia han sido iniciados bajo el caso arriba mencionado por Hilda Espinal Reyes. USTED HA SIDO NOTIFICADO COMO SIGUE : 1. Que dentro de treinta (30) días de haber recibido la notificación usted responderá la clasificación por escrito a la Corte del Tribunal que se encuentra localizada en el 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29602 la nota y las razones para refutar intervenir ó de otro modo responder: 2. Que el Tribunal debe ser informado de su dirección actual y cualquier cambio de domicilio durante el proceso legal de custodia. 3. Que si no presenta una respuesta dentro de (30) días de recivir el edicto constituye juicio de manera predeterminada rendido contra usted para el alivio demandado en el reclamo. Nathalie M. Morgan (69848) Nathalie M. Morgan, LLC 201 West Stone Avenue Greenville, SC 29609 (864)242-6655 (864)242-6111 (facsimile)
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE There will be a PUBLIC HEARING before the GREENVILLE COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 AT 3:00 P.M. in CONFERENCE ROOM –D at GREENVILLE COUNTY SQUARE, 301 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, GREENVILLE, S.C., for the purpose of hearing those persons interested in the petitions listed below. PERSONS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THESE PETITIONS MAY BECOME PARTIES OF RECORD BY FILING WITH THE BOARD, AT LEAST THREE (3) DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE SET FOR HEARING, BY WRITING THEIR ADDRESS, A STATEMENT OF THEIR POSITION AND THE REASONS WHY THE RELIEF SOUGHT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH PROPERTY SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED. CB-16-37 APPLICANT: OPERATION RENEWED HOPE/Guy Altizer TAX MAP#: 0583.01-01-013.03 LOCATION: 59 RIDDLE ROAD, GREENVILLE SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception to allow construction and operation of a worship/ training center and office on R-S zoned property. CB-16-40 APPLICANT: CHRISTOPHER BRANGMAN & BERNICE WILLIAMS/Oakwood Homes TAX MAP#: 0562.08-01-007.00 LOCATION: 512 CROSSGATE WAY, FOUNTAIN INN SC REQUEST: VARIANCE from front setback requirement for existing single family dwelling CB-16-41 APPLICANT: HOPE ACADEMY/ ADVENT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TAX MAP#: 0539.03-01-019.03 LOCATION: 2258 WOODRUFF ROAD, SIMPSONVILLE SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception for existing primary school on R-S zoned property CB-16-42 APPLICANT: HOPE ACADEMY/ THE TEMPLE of ISRAEL TAX MAP#: 0543.03-01-011.04 LOCATION: 400 SPRING FOREST ROAD, GREENVILLE SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception to operate a primary school on R-20 zoned property CB-16-43 APPLICANT: GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOLS/Craig Gaulden & Davis. TAX MAP#: 0248.00-02-007.01 LOCATION: 2725 ANDERSON ROAD, GREENVILLE SC REQUEST: Variance from Right Side setback and Use by Special Exception for construction of a new building at the Softball stadium. CB-16-44 APPLICANT: GUARDIAN BUILDING SERVICES/Anchor Sign, Inc. TAX MAP#: 0530.01-01-009.03 LOCATION: 979 BATESVILLE ROAD, GREER SC REQUEST: Variance from Setback Requirement for a New Sign.
COMPLAINT NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO: 2015-CP-23-04807 County of Greenville, Plaintiff, vs. Tonya L. Cummings (Owner), and James Paul Hamby, III, (Driver), Defendant(s). In re: 1995 Toyota Camry VIN: 4T1GK12E7SU069590 Plaintiff, County of Greenville, complaining of the Defendants, would respectfully show unto this Honorable Court: 1. Plaintiff, County of Greenville, is a body politic and political subdivision of the State of South Carolina and is authorized by SC Code Ann.§ 56-5-6240, as amended, to initiate this Complaint for the forfeiture of that certain, 1995 Toyota Camry, VIN: 4T1GK12E7SU069590, which is the subject of this action. 2. Upon information and belief, Tonya L. Cummings and James Paul Hamby, III, are citizens and residents of the County of Greenville, State of South Carolina. 3. On or about June 17, 2013, Defendant James Paul Hamby, III, was arrested and charged in Greenville County, South Carolina with, among other charges, Driving Under Suspension (“DUS”), 4th offense. 4. At the time of the arrest, III, was driving an automobile,
more particularly described as a 1995 Toyota Camry, VIN: 4T1GK12E7SU069590. 5. According to the records maintained by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”), Defendant Tonya L. Cummings is the registered owner of the 1995 Toyota Camry, VIN: 4T1GK12E7SU069590. 6. At the time of Defendant James Paul Hamby, III, arrest for DUS 4th offense, Defendants Tonya L. Cummings and James Paul Hamby, III, lived together at 202 Cook Street, Greenville, SC 29601. 7. According to the records maintained by DMV, there are no lienholders. 8. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. §56-5-6240, as amended, seized the subject automobile at the time Defendant James Paul Hamby, III, was arrested. The subject automobile has been in the care, custody, and control of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office since June 17, 2013. 9. Defendant James Paul Hamby, III, was convicted of Driving Under Suspension on June 3, 2015. 10. The subject automobile was seized and confiscated by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. §56-5-6240, as amended, in that Defendant James Paul Hamby, III, at the time of the offense: (A) Had either been convicted,
pled guilty or nolo contendere to the offense of Driving Under Suspension on at least three prior occasions within the last five years, (B) Was driving the subject automobile with the express or implied authorization of Defendant Tonya L. Cummings, and (C) Lived in the same household with Defendant Tonya L. Cummings, the registered owner of the subject automobile. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays: 1. That this Court order the 1995 Toyota Camry, VIN: 4T1GK12E7SU069590, be forfeited to Plaintiff pursuant to the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. § 56-5-6240, as amended; 2. That this Court order the subject automobile be sold by Plaintiff by way of public auction; 3. That this Court order the net proceeds of the sale, after payment of any liens, be paid to Plaintiff, and 4. For such other and further relief as this Court may deem just and proper. Jeffrey D. Wile (SC Bar # 6102) Assistant County Attorney 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 467-7111 Attorney for Plaintiff
SUMMONS NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS CASE NO: 2015-CP-23-04807 County of Greenville, Plaintiff, vs. Tonya L. Cummings (Owner), and James Paul Hamby, III, (Driver),Defendant(s). In re: 1995 Toyota Camry VIN: 4T1GK12E7SU069590 TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint on the undersigned at his office at 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400, Greenville, SC 29601 within thirty (30) days of the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Jeffrey D. Wile (S.C. Bar #6102) Assistant County Attorney 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400 Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 467-7110 Attorney for Plaintiff
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that White Duck Greenville, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 1320 Hampton Avenue Ext., Bay 12B, Greenville, SC 29601. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 11, 2016. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Terrace Greenville, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 654 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 11, 2016. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that NORTH HIGHWAY 14, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER & WINE at 5600 N. HIGHWAY 14, LANDRUM, SC 29356. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than November 27, 2016. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that CHP Greenville SC Tenant Corp intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 1004 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than November 27, 2016. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that The Greenville Bistro, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 805 Frontage Road, Greenville, SC 29615. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than November 27, 2016. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Vault & Valor intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/ permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 655 S. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than November 27, 2016. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
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The Classroom Window with Trevor Barton
I Am Because We Are I am a public school teacher in a highpoverty elementary school. My students are colorful and creative, wise and wonderful, beautiful and brave, and I love each and every one of them. Sheniece was one of my students a few years ago. She had colorful beads in her hair that clicked and clacked as she bounced down the hall. She had a face like the sun. On good days, it shined like the sun, bright and warm and ready to do the best she could do and be the best she could be. On bad days, though, it darkened like a storm cloud, tough and mean and ready to take on other students, her teacher and the world. One day she had a bad day. She rolled into the classroom, loud and belligerent, bothering other students and ignoring the morning procedures. “Sheniece,” I said sternly, “Park it and turn off your engine.” She put one hand on her hip, waved the other in front of me, and said, “Mr. Barton, who do you think you are?” I could have said, “Sheniece, I’m your teacher. I’m here to help you learn and to help you stay safe. The school says I’m ‘in parentis loci.’ Do you know what that means? It’s Latin for ‘I’m your parent at school!’ It means you have to listen to me and do what I say. So park it and turn off your engine.” Instead I looked into her big brown eyes and asked, “What about you? Who do you think you are?” She answered, “I think I want to be the first woman high school football coach in South Carolina.” I said, “Come on, let’s go and have a talk with Coach Burns. She can tell us how you can become a teacher and a coach.” We walked off together down the hallway toward the gym. Who do I think I am? To answer this question, the first place I go is to my feet. Maria was an immigrant student at my school. She was a secondgrader, with mischievous eyes and an infectious giggle. She was small in stature but big in heart. On special days, she dressed in bright and beautiful Mexican dresses and wore high-heeled shoes on her tiny feet. Once I stopped by Greenville Water on the way home from school. As I stood in line, I heard a little voice. “Mr. Barton! Oh, Mr. Barton! It’s so good to see you!” I looked around then down and there was Maria. She wrapped her arms around me and gave me a big hug. A baby stroller was beside her holding a toddler. Her mother was behind her holding an infant. “Maria,” I asked, “What are you doing here?” She answered, “I’m
here to help my mom pay our bill.” I hope my feet take me where Maria’s feet took her: to help someone. The second place I go is to my hands. Momadu was one of my best friends when my wife and I lived in Mali in West Africa. He was a cook at the mission station where we worked. The main food staples for us were rice and peanut sauce. “We’re having rice and peanut sauce for breakfast,” said my friends there. “We’re having peanut sauce over rice for lunch,” they said. “We’re going to put some tasty rice in a bowl and cover it with delicious peanut sauce for supper tonight!” they exclaimed. It was called tigadiga-na. I loved it and was thankful for it, but when you have it meal after meal, day after day and month after month, your taste buds cry out for something different. On my birthday, I walked up to the door of the little community house. Of course, I was expecting rice and peanut sauce with a candle in the middle of it for my birthday meal. Momadu met me at the door. “I have a surprise for you,” he said in his broken English that always made my heart whole. I sat down at the table. “Close your eyes,” he said. I closed them and he placed two trays on the table. “Open your eyes now,” he said. In front of me, in one of the most rural and remote places on the world, was a cheddar cheese meatloaf and a French apple pie. This was my favorite meal. He found the recipes in some old Southern Living magazines and went out into the surrounding villages and markets to find the ingredients that would work for the meal. I hope my hands create what Momadu created: something beautiful for someone else.
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Who do I think I am? I am where my feet take me. I am what my hands build. I am who my heart holds. I am Sheniece and Maria and Momadu. I am because we are. How about you? Who do you think you are? Trevor Barton is a reading intervention teacher at Berea Elementary School. He believes we all have stories to tell and loves to listen.
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