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AmeriCorps and tech schools offer students a path to graduate debt-free By Stephanie Alfaro
An ad for AmeriCorps in my history book at Eastside High School set the direction I would take when I graduated. Participation in the program combined with starting out at Greenville Technical College gave me the experience in public service I wanted and allowed me to earn a bachelor’s degree without accruing student debt. AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 sites across the country, including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups. Since 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve. I was part of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, which engages 18- to 24-year-olds in service projects with national and state parks, Native American tribes, schools, and other local, state, and federal projects. For 10 months, I traveled to Oregon, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Wisconsin completing projects in education, disaster/recovery, and neighborhood revitalization. In return for my service, I earned a living stipend and an educational award. For today’s participants, the educational award totals $5,815. Following that initial term of service, I signed up again, this time as an AmeriCorps Vista assisting Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. Working with Habitat during the day, I enrolled in classes at Greenville Technical College at night, earning a second living stipend and educational award for my Habitat service. By combining these awards with Greenville Tech’s affordable tuition, several Pell grants, and a part-time job, I was able to pay as I went, completing the first half of a bachelor’s degree. From Greenville Tech, I transferred to the University of South Carolina, and after getting married and having a baby, moved to USC Upstate, graduating in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit administration. My classmates at Eastside High School had plans to attend expensive colleges where debt is often part of the package. The route I took in creating a gap year of service was somewhat unusual, but it allowed me to solidify my career plans as I became the first in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree and to graduate with nothing to pay back. News outlets have reported recently that college students who borrow to finance their education are graduating with an average debt load of $34,000. This debt can significantly hamper their chances of buying a home, creating lasting consequences. The biggest factor in my debt-free degree was Greenville Tech. Today, someone taking 12 credit hours and applying lottery tuition assistance will pay $1,071 for a semester. More than 70 percent of the students are receiving some form of financial aid to assist them in reaching their goals. Often, the subject of student debt comes up among my friends and co-workers,
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My classmates at Eastside High School had plans to attend expensive colleges where debt is often part of the package. The route I took in creating a gap year of service was somewhat unusual, but it allowed me to solidify my career plans as I became the first in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree and to graduate with nothing to pay back. who are working and paying off what they borrowed. I am thankful that I found a way around that problem. I’d like to see more young people avoid the student debt trap by looking at alternatives. Not everyone wants to take the service route, but there are other possibilities. Employers including BMW, Michelin, and GE offer scholars programs through which they pay tuition as students work while taking classes. Two-year colleges such as Greenville Tech offer affordable tuition while providing a strong foundation for those planning to transfer. High school students can take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities with colleges, including Greenville Tech, to take classes at a reduced rate and begin college several classes or even semesters ahead. The ROTC program pays tuition and textbook costs for students interested in military service. There are also many scholarships available that can help reduce costs of tuition and books. Americans assume that going to college means going into debt. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to earn a degree debt-free for those willing to do some research and apply a little creativity. Earning a bachelor’s degree means higher earnings over the course of a career, and being debt-free gives people like me the chance to use our earnings for today’s needs rather than paying back what we borrowed years ago.
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MONEY MANAGEMENT Refinancing bonds could save combined GHS-Palmetto Health $100 million WORDS BY CINDY LANDRUM
Greenville Health System officials say the new integrated health system created to oversee a new partnership between GHS and Palmetto Health could save between $80 million and $100 million if it is allowed to refinance a combined $1.5 billion in debt. The partnership, which creates the state’s largest health care organization that reaches half of South Carolina’s residents, was finalized late last month. The new company under which the Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health will operate will be one of the 50th largest hospital systems in the nation, and the largest in South Carolina, serving 1.2 million patients a year, earning a projected $3.9 billion in annual net revenue, and covering half the state. Greenville Health System has approximately $600 million in existing debt. Palmetto Health owes $863.5 million. “This is a request to refinance existing debt; the new health company is not financing any new projects at this time,” said Sandy Dees, GHS spokeswoman. “Like other notfor-profit organizations, the new health company will use bonds as a funding tool for our work. As a mission-driven organization, we continually look for ways to meet our patients’ growing health care needs, while also addressing rising costs.” The South Carolina Jobs Economic Development Authority would issue the new hospital revenue bonds to pay off bonds that were used for projects at Greenville Memorial Hospital, GHS Patewood campus, Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville, Greer Memorial Hospital, North Greenville Hospital, and Oconee Memorial Hospital. Palmetto Health has outstanding bonds for Palmetto Health Richland, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, and Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. GHS has asked the Greenville County Council and the Oconee County Council to approve resolutions supporting the refinancing because those are the counties in which bond-funded facilities are located. If Greenville County Council does not approve the refinancing, the new health care company could not refinance the Greenville County portion of the bonds. “As we’ve said before, taxpayers are absolutely not responsible or liable for repayment of these bonds,” Dees said. Lower interest rates than what were available when the bonds were issued are available now, and the hospital said it is trying to refinance the bonds by Dec. 31 because the proposed House tax bill eliminates tax-exempt bonds for 501(c)(3) hospitals after that date. “We have been advised that the ability to market debt in 2018 may be severely limited,” Dees said.
When it was proposed in June, GHS said the partnership would allow the hospitals to offer services that they would not be able to offer singularly. In addition, hospital officials have said combining the hospital systems could expand medical school training and clinical research. However, some elected officials said they feared it would reduce competition and increase costs. “Both the South Carolina attorney general and the Federal Trade Commission reviewed this matter. Both looked at the impact this partnership could have on competition and choice, together reviewing thousands of documents and weighing expert opinion from anti-trust economists who looked at potential impact on competition,” Dees said. “After a consecutive 60-day period, both closed their investigations and opted to take no further action, allowing the partnership to move forward.” The hospitals’ banding together mirrors a trend seen throughout the country, one that experts have said likely will continue as hospitals try to navigate a changing health care environment where hospitals are paid based on outcomes, not numbers of services provided. The partnership is the biggest hospital deal ever in South Carolina, surpassing the merger of Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis in Charleston and of Richland Memorial Hospital and Baptist Health Care in Columbia in the late 1990s. GHS’ governance has been a matter of contention for more than a year. Some members of the Greenville County Legislative Delegation filed a lawsuit over GHS’ transformation into two separate nonprofit groups, the Strategic Coordinating Organization (SCO) and the Upstate Affiliate Organization (UAO). The UAO will handle day-to-day operations of GHS, and the SCO will guide the UAO. The Supreme Court refused to take up the matter, but the issue is not entirely settled, as the lawsuit is still pending in the Greenville County Court of Common Pleas.
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Dees said if the refinancing were approved, taxpayers would not be on the hook for repayment of the bonds. A section of the resolution under consideration by the Greenville County Council says, “The bonds shall not constitute an indebtedness of Greenville County within the meaning of any State Constitutional provisions or statutory limitations and shall be payable solely from revenues as set forth in the authorizing documents of the Bonds.
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“Like other not-for-profit organizations, the new health company will use bonds as a funding tool for our work. As a mission-driven organization, we continually look for ways to meet our patients’ growing health care needs, while also addressing rising costs.” –Sandy Dees, GHS spokeswoman The full faith, credit, and taxing powers of Greenville County are not pledged to secure the bonds.” In May, Fitch affirmed GHS’ AA- credit rating and called the hospital system’s rating outlook stable. Fitch said GHS posted a dramatic improvement in its operations following a $15 million operating deficit through the first four months of 2016, which it said was primarily attributable to a light flu season and costs associated with its EPIC electric health record implementation. Since then, GHS showed a turnaround of more than $35 million in its profitability, posting operating income of $18.6 million for fiscal 2016 and $20.9 million for the first six months of 2017, Fitch said. Fitch said the change in legal status from a public entity to a private nonprofit should “remove significant barriers the organization has confronted when pursuing beneficial strategic affiliations, which should allow it to maintain its leading footprint in its service area. The change also allowed GHS to implement a new investment policy to diversify its asset allocation, which should help increase liquidity and be additive to its
bottom-line performances.” In the report, Fitch said GHS was nearing its debt capacity at the current rating level and additional debt without a commensurate increase in cash flow would likely pressure the rating. Fitch affirmed Palmetto Health’s BBB+ credit rating in April. In its ratings report, Fitch said Palmetto’s operating losses in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 “represent a departure from recent profitability trends at the system.” The Fitch report said the $9.8 million operating loss in the first quarter was primarily driven by higher than expected labor expense, partly due to the competitive market for nursing staff in Columbia. “Fitch’s long-term expectations are that Palmetto’s market position and broader reach will allow the organization to return to historical profitability in the near future,” the report said. Mike Riordan and Charles D. Beaman Jr., who previously led GHS and Palmetto Health, respectively, will serve as co-CEOs of the new company. “Together, we’ll be able to expand and enhance medical services by investing in programs, technology, facilities, and team members that serve residents in the Midlands and the Upstate,” Riordan said. Beaman said, “Both of our organizations are in strong positions, and we will build upon these foundations as we look to address challenges by the rapid changes in the health care industry and the ever-changing and growing needs of the communities we serve.” GHS is a 1,358-bed system that employs more than 14,000. It is also home of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort between USC and GHS. Palmetto Health also has more than 14,000 employees and is the largest health care system in the Midlands region. It has 1,439 beds and includes six acute-care hospitals. It is affiliated with the USC School of Medicine. The name of the new company will be announced after the first of the year.
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North Greenville University plans multiphase baseball complex North Greenville University’s new baseball complex will eventually include a new stadium and new residential space. Phase one of the project includes a complete reworking of the playing surface of Ashmore Field, which is expected to cost $1.2 million. Funded by private donations, the first phase includes the installation of artificial turf with a dirt mound, new outfield fencing, backstop fencing, a scoreboard, a bullpen, and batting cages. The school expects the new playing surface to be ready for the Crusaders’ first home game on Feb. 8, 2018. Spartanburg’s Bea Dillard and an anonymous donor made the lead gifts to begin the project. The new turf field will be named Ray Dillard Field, in memory of Dillard’s husband, who played baseball for the City of Spartanburg for many years. “North Greenville University has the reputation of providing students with a quality Christian education, and I want to ensure the next generation of athletes have the same opportunity,” Dillard said in a press release. “We’re bringing a similar concept to what the City of Greenville used for the Greenville Drive park in downtown Greenville’s West End,” Assistant Athletic Director and Crusader Club Director Micah Sepko said. “We hope athletics will become the central hub for all student life activities.” Future phases include a new 700-seat stadium and hospitality suite, new residential spaces, and a new wellness and outdoor recreational area, including a unique multilevel structure featuring glass on all sides to view the picturesque scenery of the baseball field and mountain ranges. The final phase will be renovation of the fieldhouse to include a players’ lounge and newly renovated locker room facilities. North Greenville baseball won the Conference Carolinas tournament championship in 2014 and earned the program’s first trip to the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Since Coach Landon Powell’s arrival in May 2014, the Crusaders have compiled a record of 102-56 and a 53-19 mark at home. Last year, North Greenville went 21-1 at Ashmore Field. “This is huge news for the North Greenville baseball program,” Powell said. “Our facility will be second to none at the D2 level.” —Cindy Landrum
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Garden Club’s contribution to Reedy River land purchase official When a developer proposed constructing an office building on the banks of the Reedy River at the edge of Falls Park, the Carolina Foothills Garden Club pledged to help the city purchase the land. Last week, that pledge became official as the Greenville City Council approved an agreement with the Garden Club, Upstate Forever, and the Community Foundation of Greenville. According to the agreement, the Garden Club will donate $900,000 to the city through its Falls Park Endowment to help defray the cost of purchasing the land in exchange for a conservation easement being permanently placed on one-half acre of the property. Upstate Forever will be named the grantee of the conservation easement. The city had already agreed to purchase the land from Centennial American Properties for $4 million and help pay for infrastructure improvements made by the company in connection with its
Camperdown redevelopment of the block of South Main Street where the Greenville News has made its home since 1969. The $200 million Camperdown project includes office space, a hotel, multifamily units, retail, and restaurants. Centennial had proposed building a four-story brick-and-glass office building mere steps from the historic Main Street bridge. The plan received a certificate of appropriateness from the city’s Design Review Board and drew immediate opposition. A letter of intent approved by Council in January also calls for Centennial to construct public improvements on the 55 Camperdown site to improve connectivity between South Main and the river, streetscape improvements, and a public plaza. Through a synthetic tax increment financing district, the city would reimburse Centennial for the cost of those public improvements over 25 years, with payments based on the increased property taxes generated by the project. In addition to the Garden Club donation, the Friends of the Red Cross pledged $250,000 to help the city pay for the land purchase. The agreement approved last week allows a monument commemorating a third party’s centennial and service to Greenville. —Cindy Landrum
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Poe Mill community members help create new mural together Kwadjo Campbell, president of the Poe Mill Neighborhood Association, is one of the biggest driving factors behind changes in the area, and the addition of a new mural is just one of the most recent of several upgrades around Poe Mill. Campbell, who organized the mural project, wanted to involve the community in creating the mural, so he simply asked for their help painting it. “We wanted to send a message that human Photo by Will Crooks beings live in this community,” he says. “For a long time, Poe Mill has been stigmatized, you know, very negatively.” “We’re human beings, and we want the
same things you want for your children and your families: a better quality of life, access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, decent paying jobs,” he adds. “We don’t want overdevelopment in our community and traffic increase exponentially because there’s bad planning in our community.” This theme of a common humanity is the reason that Campbell chose to engage the community in creating the mural; he wanted to start a dialogue. “Through events like this, they are able to tell us what they really feel…
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The Woodside Mill is being annexed into the City of Greenville – again. Greenville City Council had approved the annexation and zoned the property as planned development a year ago, but a change in the corporate form of the property owner necessitated that it be done over. The new annexation and rezoning needs one more vote before it is final. Woodside Mill was once the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world. According to a planned development Plans for Woodside Mill include 300 for-rent residential units, office space, an event venue, retail, and a brewery or agreement that accompanied restaurants. the annexation and rezoning ordinance, Woodside Mill Properties woven tire cord at the plant for decades. The LLC wants to turn the mill property into mill closed in 1993 when Firestone built a approximately 300 for-rent residential new plant in Kings Mountain. According to the planned development units, office space, an event venue, retail, agreement, the developer will make an and a brewery or restaurants. Previously, one of the developers said the investment of at least $35 million in the project would be similar to one at Loray Mill project. —Cindy Landrum
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Stringer won’t run for reelection, says America has ‘forgotten the faces of its ancestors’ State Rep. Tommy Stringer won’t seek a sixth term. The conservative reformminded Greenville County Republican has represented District 18 since 2008. In a Thanksgiving post on his website, Stringer said that he first ran because state government “cost too much, delivered too little, and was not accountable to the taxpayer.” He said that many of the specific reforms that he campaigned for have been realized. During Stringer’s time in the House, the office of state inspector general was created to investigate fraud, waste, and mismanagement of government funds; several state agencies were merged under a new Department of Administration; the legislative session was shortened; and transparency was increased through recorded votes. He said some of the
reforms he supports that haven’t been accomplished include expanding school choice options, simplifying our state tax code, requiring state agencies to practice zero-based budgeting, and making the judicial nomination process more transparent. “More importantly, I sponsored legislation and voted to expand protections for unborn children, [and] pushed back against encroachments on our freedom of speech, freedom to worship, and freedom to bear arms. When the need required, I spoke in the House chamber in support of these issues. More often I wrote about them – a habit that I will continue with greater enthusiasm once I am out of office,” Stringer said. According to Stringer, the country has changed since he was first elected. “We live in a different America now as compared to 2008: an America that has closed its mind to hard truths learned through decades and centuries of even harder experiences; a childlike America enamored by a glittery virtual reality but who has forgotten the faces of its ancestors. Our community has a bright future but only if we stay grounded in the values that made us who we are today,” he wrote. “Our next representative should remember that.” —Cindy Landrum
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After 26 years, Roper Mountain pulls the plug on popular Holiday Lights program
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It takes about 900 volunteers and 7,000 hours to put up all the displays in Roper Mountain Holiday Lights.
Roper Mountain Holiday Lights has been a Christmastime tradition for thousands of families across the Upstate since opening more than 20 years ago. But when the lights go out at the science center after this holiday season, it will be for the final time. Organizers with the Rotary Club of Greenville and Roper Mountain Science Center say the event, which runs from Thanksgiving night to the end of the year, has seen a steady decline in attendance over the years due to increasing competition. “Holiday Lights was one of the only Christmas shows in the area when it opened. But now there are displays popping up every year,” said Michael Weeks, director of Roper Mountain Science Center. “Our annual attendance has actually declined by more than 30 percent in the past five years. It’s just no longer affordable for us to maintain the displays.” Holiday Lights began more than two decades ago, when Greenville’s Bob and Amy Olson decided to celebrate Christmas in Charleston and see the James Island County Park Holiday Festival of Lights. Inspired by what they had seen, the couple returned home and started planning their own special holiday event for Upstate residents. Bob, a member of the Rotary Club of Greenville, along with Amy joined forces with Darrell Harrison, who was then director of Roper Mountain Science Center, to launch an annual display of Christmas lights along a 1.5-mile loop on the mountain. After nine months of preparation, Holiday Lights opened on Thanksgiving night in 1992 with about a dozen displays, ranging from marching toy soldiers and flying reindeer to skating bears and glowing Christmas trees. Today’s program has grown to more than 70 light displays, including fan favorites like Candy Cane Lane and Santa’s Sleigh. But none are more iconic than the 97-foot Buck Mickel Star, which stands at the top of the mountain with more than 2,500 lights.
“The star wasn’t added until the second year, but it’s always been one of our more popular displays,” said Beth Padgett, a member of the Rotary Club. “I actually work the entrance every year and meet hundreds of people who stop to see the lights on their way through town just because they notice the star from the interstate.” Holiday Lights also includes Winter Wonderland, which 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. Christmas carolers from the GLOW Lyric Theatre also perform on select nights. Padgett said preparation for Holiday Lights is a “grueling” process that requires hundreds of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Greenville and Roper Mountain Science Center. Volunteers usually begin installing the displays in September, and after the season is over, they won’t finish removing all of the lights until March. Altogether, it takes about 900 volunteers and 7,000 hours to put up the lights, staff the event, and take down the displays at the end of the season. But it’s become increasingly difficult to find enough volunteers to put the event on, according to Padgett. “The installation process was much easier when the Lights opened, because we had more volunteers and fewer displays. But now we’re stringing up more than 1 million lights across the mountain every year. That’s just too much for us,” she said. “And we know some people don’t agree with our decision to end the lights, but we honestly felt like this year was probably our last chance to preserve its legacy and end things on a positive note.” In addition to providing entertainment for thousands of families, Holiday Lights has raised more than $2.5 million for science education and community service programs over the last 26 years, according to Padgett. Proceeds from the event are divided between LIGHTS continued on PAGE 18
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SEE THE LIGHTS What: Roper Mountain Holiday Lights When: T hrough Dec. 30. The drive-thru lights display is open every night from 6-10 p.m. Winter Wonderland closes at 9 p.m. Where: 402 Roper Mountain Road Cost: $ 15 per vehicle. Activity vans are $25, and buses are $50. Multi-car passes for three visits are available for $30.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ROPER MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY LIGHTS • There are 32 electrical meters used to operate the lights. • It takes one person an hour each night to turn on all the lights. • The electricity bill for the 2016 Holiday Lights program was $7,000. • The tallest display at Holiday Lights is the 24-foot Trampoline Ginger Bread Man. • The program’s 72 light displays require 63,792 bulbs. The 97-foot Buck Mickel Star stands atop the mountain with more than 2,500 lights.
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The Holiday Lights program’s 72 displays require 63,792 bulbs.
Holiday Lights also includes Winter Wonderland, which 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.
“We’re already working on some holiday programming for next year. We’re not exactly sure what that looks like just yet.” Michael Weeks, director of Roper Mountain Science Center LIGHTS continued from PAGE 16
the Rotary Club of Greenville and Roper Mountain Science Center Association. The Rotary Club uses the funds to provide college scholarships, community grants, and educational programs, including adult literacy training and financial counseling. The club also supports the Greenville County School District Teacher of the Year Awards. Roper Mountain Science Center uses its share of the proceeds to improve facilities and provide care for animals at the Living History Farm, according to Weeks. The center recently used a portion of its proceeds from last year’s program to buy a state-of-the-art Spitz projection system for the T.C. Hooper Planetarium. “Holiday Lights has not only provided money to our programs but also exposed the science center to thousands of people who may not have known about us. That’s why we’re already working on some holiday programming for next year,” he said. “We’re not exactly sure what that looks like just yet, but it’s definitely going to be something fun and unique.” Once the current season ends, organizers plan to remove Roper Mountain’s iconic light
displays and auction them off. People interested in buying a display can submit their online bid through Jan. 2 at noon, according to Weeks. He added that the Buck Mickel Star would remain in its signature location at the top of the mountain. It was most recently refurbished by Lockheed Martin’s operations center at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville. “Lockheed was kind enough to remove the star last summer and change the bulbs and wires. They also gave it a fresh coat of paint,” Weeks said. “Now it will remain on the mountain as a nod to Holiday Lights and the impact it’s had on Greenville over the years.” Roper Mountain Holiday Lights is open every night from 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 30. For more information, visit ropermountainholidaylights.com.
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Community news, events, and happenings
FAVOR Greenville named a ‘model program’ by federal government
Greenville Zoo receives grant from Association of Zoos & Aquariums
FAVOR Greenville has been named one of four “model programs” from across the nation by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Faces and Voices of Recovery in Washington, D.C. “Model programs” are considered centers of excellence that can be used as models for other recovery community organizations across the country. Staff from other organizations will visit FAVOR Greenville to learn from them, and eventually staff from FAVOR Greenville will send teams to visit other sites and support their development. This recognition is a reflection of the FAVOR team and their sustained work to help those battling addiction through recovery support and advocacy.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has awarded the Greenville Zoo a 2017-18 Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium Grant for the zoo’s Nature Play Head Start Extension program. The Greenville Zoo is one of 30 grant recipients that totaled $230,000. These competitive grants are selected through a review by experts and presented to accredited zoos and aquariums to encourage family nature play and conservation education. In 2014, the Greenville Zoo developed its Family Nature Club and established a nature play space within the zoo. The zoo has also invited students to experience the nature play space on zoo grounds to continue learning through the zoo. This grant will support the research that has shown that free play immersed in outdoor settings is fundamental to connecting children with the natural world around them.
Local Allstate employees earn $69K grant for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s South Carolina Chapter
The Broadway Collective comes to Greenville
The owners of 69 Allstate agencies and financial specialists from Greenville and the surrounding area have earned a $69,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit the South Carolina chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The grant will support the organization’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and improve the lives of patients and their families. Each participating Allstate employee earned $1,000 by raising awareness and gathering items for a silent auction at a final celebration event after a 10-week campaign to support the 2017 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Upstate Girl of the Year, Lilly.
The Broadway Collective, a learning experience for children interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, will come to Greenville on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, for a one-day, five-hour musical theater master class. The founder and lead teacher of the class, Robert Hartwell, has just left the Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!,” starring Bette Midler, to focus on teaching the Collective. Hartwell brings with him two additional working Broadway professionals for the class. The Collective will tour 16 cities and is for anyone over the age of 7 to work on their voice, dance, acting, and audition skills. This is the third season of the Broadway Collective, and the classes tend to sell out in advance. Submit community news items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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District signs dual-enrollment agreement with ECPI University ECPI University’s Greenville campus and Greenville County Schools are partnering to offer students a dual-enrollment opportunity to earn up to 15 college credits while in high school. Some of the courses include introduction to operating systems, logic and design, computer applications, networking I, and computer configuration I. Additionally, the students who participate in this program can receive guaranteed admission to ECPI University upon graduation of high school, provided they meet certain academic criteria. FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Riley Institute announces winner of WhatWorksSC Education Award The Riley Institute at Furman University and South Carolina Future Minds presented the Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award to Excellence to Make Summer Count, a program of Public Education Partners in Greenville. Make Summer Count is a program that focuses on combating summer learning loss of academic skills but encourages families to remain engaged in reading during the summer by providing free and new books to take home over summer break, as well as hosting family reading nights throughout the summer. Make Summer Count received $5,000 to support its cause and expand throughout South Carolina. The award presentation was sponsored by Elliott Davis, the Association of School Administrators, the South Carolina Education Association, the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, South Carolina ETV, and the South Carolina School Boards Association. ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
School’s AP pass rates announced The college counseling office of St. Joseph’s recently reported that their students had a 78 percent pass rate on Advanced Placement (AP) exams completed during the last three years. Of the 765 AP exams taken, St. Joseph’s students scored a 3 or better on 599 of the tests. The students are required to take AP exams each May after completing the college-level courses, and students must score between 3 and 5 in order to earn college credit. The state and national pass rate averaged 57 percent over the last 3 years. Forty-four students at St. Joseph’s earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on the AP exams in May 2017. BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
Three students from Bob Jones University present research to American Chemical Society
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Three students from Bob Jones University presented papers about their research to the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Charlotte, N.C., on Nov. 10. The ACS is the world’s largest scientific society with nearly 157,000 members. It is considered one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. The three students who presented were Erin Martin, Claire Overly, and James Kuzmic. Martin, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, and Kuzmic, a junior chemistry major, presented a paper titled, “Synthesis of ML-336 from 5 Nitroanthranilic Acid via Conventional Methods.” This research was a part of BJU’s summer 2017 Research Immersion for Undergraduates in Chemistry program. Overly, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, presented a paper titled, “Investigating variants of a fluorescent calcium sensor toward engineering metal binding selectivity,” which describes her 2017 summer research at Pennsylvania State University. All three students additionally prepared manuscripts for publication. Submit education news items at email@example.com.
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CHURCHILL FALLS $215,000 COVENTRY $213,970 HAMMETT GROVE $213,500 ASHFORD $210,000 BUTLER STATION $210,000 PARTRIDGE RIDGE $210,000 $208,000 PARTRIDGE RIDGE $206,000 GLEN AT GILDER CREEK FARM $200,000 PLANTERS ROW $198,000 COUNTRY KNOLLS $195,000 THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK $195,000 RICHMOND HILLS $194,750 TOWNES AT CARDINAL CREEK $193,671 ROSEMONT $187,900 $186,000 $185,000 HADLEY PARK $185,000 $184,000 $184,000 FOX TRACE $180,000 HERITAGE CLUB VILLAS $180,000 PEBBLE CREEK VILLAGE $180,000 THE GROVE $180,000 $180,000 DUNEAN MILLS $180,000 TOWNES AT BROOKWOOD II $179,150 TWIN CREEKS $179,000 HARTNESS $179,000 $178,000 KING ACRES $175,000 $175,000 LAKE FOREST $175,000 TWIN CREEKS $173,000 TOWNES AT BROOKWOOD $173,000 LAUREL TRACE $172,800 PIONEER PARK $170,000 COLEMAN HEIGHTS $169,999 OAK PARK $168,000 MOUNTAIN CREEK $167,900 MAYFIELD EAST $167,000 CHESTNUT HILLS $165,000 CANTERBURY HILLS $165,000 WESTWOOD $165,000 AMBER GATE $165,000 $163,300 PEPPERTREE $162,000 AVON PARK $159,900 $157,900 BROOKS AT AUTUMN WOODS $157,000 SPRING RIDGE $155,891 GARRETT SPRINGS $152,000 FAIR HEIGHTS $151,500 NORTH HILLS $148,432 HADLEY PARK $147,000 $145,000 $143,900 STANDING SPRINGS ESTATES $143,900 $140,000 PINE FOREST $139,000 WILLOW TRACE $138,000 $134,900 VILLAS@WOODRUFF CROSSING CONDO’S $134,900 PINE FOREST $130,000
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Gina Burton Joins the Simpsonville Office of C. Dan Joyner, Realtors Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that Gina Burton has joined the company’s Simpsonville office as a sales associate. Originally from the New England area, Burton’s family relocated to Upstate South Carolina in March of 2004, and they have called Mauldin their home since late 2005. Gina has spent most of her recent time focusing on raising her Burton three children, while also devoting herself to the Greenville County Public School System through numerous PTA board positions, volunteering for fundraisers and silent auctions, and helping in her children’s classrooms. She also worked with many animal rescues of the Upstate, as well as the Greenville Humane Society and Animal Care of Greenville. Burton
has helped with foster care, adoptions and transport of animals to medical appointments and their forever homes. She is delighted to start her full-time real estate career. “Having a love for animals and life is one thing you will find with Gina. Her passion is BIG and her heart even BIGGER. Gina is funneling this passion for life and animal rescue now in the real estate industry. Rest assured her willingness and desire to work with and assist home buyers and sellers is going to be well received by all she works with and for,” said Matthew Thrift, BrokerIn-Charge of the Simpsonville office. In her spare time, Burton enjoys cooking, baking, singing, listening to music, DIY projects, spending time with her family and friends, meeting interesting new people and helping in the community. continued on PAGE 30
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William Mangle Joins the Simpsonville Office of C. Dan Joyner, Realtors Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that William Mangle has joined the company’s Simpsonville office as a sales associate. Mangle began his career in real estate in new home construction, making him an expert in the construction of a home from start to finish. “Will comes to C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® having experience Mangle in new construction home sales with a well know national builder,” said Matthew Thrift, Broker-In-Charge of the Simpsonville office. “This background will be a huge asset for anyone looking to have a house built from dirt to roof. Will lives and works by the “three Cs” - consistency, communication and handling concerns. When Will Mangle is your agent, you can be sure that you are in good hands.”
Lawrence Mcdowell Joins the Simpsonville Office of C. Dan Joyner, Realtors Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that Lawrence McDowell has joined the company’s Simpsonville office as a sales associate. McDowell attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, where he studied physical therapy for two years. He later moved back to Greenville to be closer his family. Upon his return to Greenville, he worked at Quality Care in Home Care Services, McDowell where he spent three years working with special needs patients. “Lawrence McDowell is not the typical “Millennial” as has been stereotyped in the decade. He is one that has an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset. His soft spoken, helpful, and friendly nature exudes him. He is a pleasure to have here at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS®,” saidMatthew Thrift, Broker-In-Charge of the Simpsonville office.
Drew Walters Joins the Anderson Office of C. Dan Joyner, Realtors
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS is pleased to announce that Drew Walters has joined the company’s Anderson office as a sales associate. Walters attended Clemson University, where he graduated with a degree in business management in 2017. While in college, he was involved in Young Life and helped lead a group at Seneca High School. Walters is eager to start his new career as a real estate professional, Walters as the profession has always been exciting and interesting for him. He was exposed to real estate at a young age through his father, a commercial Realtor. “We are elated to have Drew join our Anderson Team of agents. Growing up with real estate-minded parents, Drew has developed a passion for the industry and has a desire to help people realize the American dream of home ownership,” said Rusty Garrett, Broker in Charge at the Anderson Office.
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“Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose” It’s Christmas Eve in 1892 in London, and Holmes and Watson set out to unravel the mystery of the Shropshire Slasher and the missing Blue Delilah diamond. They have three primary clues: a trail of dead geese, a man in a red scarf, and an old, beat-up black hat. But in addition to finding the culprit, Holmes discovers something else. “‘Sherlock Holmes’ is all about the true meaning of Christmas,” Walters said. “It’s remembering to be thankful for the people around you, something we often forget in our hectic world.”
Five GLT resident actors have roles in all three December productions
“Frosty” Written by Catherine Bush, “Frosty” tells the story of a young orphan boy named Billy, who finds an old hat, which he places on a snowman’s head. The snowman comes to life. The two go on an adventure in New York City as Frosty tries to help the boy find his real family in time for Christmas. Evan Harris (Dr. Watson) and Sam McCalla (Sherlock Holmes) in “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose.” Photo by Will Crooks CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
For many, December is the most wonderful time of the year. But for five resident actors at the Greenville Little Theatre, it’s also the busiest. They have roles in all three of the productions the theater will stage in December – the main stage production of “Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose”; the young audience show, “Frosty”; and the school touring show, “Charlotte’s Web.” “It’s such a great challenge to know this many roles,” said Jamie Ann Walters, who plays Mrs. Hudson the landlord in “Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose,” four different characters in “Frosty,” and the lead character in “Charlotte’s Web.”
Fortunately for Walters, each show has a different feel and each character has their own unique voice. “None of my characters would say what the others say, so that helps,” says Walters, who also serves as GLT’s marketing assistant during the day. And Walters carries the scripts for each show for times when she’s going into rehearsal for one show but still has another show on her mind. “Often actors don’t think they need the script once they’ve memorized their lines, but that’s the greatest tool you have from the playwright to get into character and into the show,” she notes. Resident actors Carter Allen, Latreshia Lilly, Cory Granner, and Craig Smith also have roles in each of the three productions. All told, each will spend at least
130 hours rehearsing and performing. Performances of “Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose” and “Frosty” will overlap for a week, with “Frosty” playing during the day and “Sherlock” playing that evening. “Being a GLT resident actor is a demanding job,” says Sam McCalla, GLT’s associate artistic director, who hires resident actors for each season, “especially during the holiday season.” He adds, “The actors we end up with are craving those busy times of year, when they get to work on multiple productions, juggle loads of responsibility, and perform all day long.” And it takes a lot of planning to put the rehearsal schedule together. Rehearsals for “Frosty” can’t be at night because “Sherlock Holmes” rehearses then, and most mornings GLT on Tour is perform-
ing “Charlotte’s Web” at a school. The theater already has booked 90 performances of “Charlotte’s Web,” which runs through May.
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WHEN Dec. 12-16 at 10:30 a.m.; Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. TICKETS $15 WHERE Greenville Little Theatre, 444 College St. INFO 864-233-6268
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A FRESH START
After nearly breaking up in 2016, NEEDTOBREATHE launches first all-acoustic tour Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson
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NEEDTOBREATHE have a new single out, called “Walking on Water.” It’s like many of the quartet’s best songs, a bighearted, emotional, anthemic song that has a mile-wide chorus, fueled by singer/ guitarist Bear Rinehart’s achingly vulnerable vocals, a wave of keyboards, and guitarist Bo Rinehart’s propulsive riffs. The song builds to a crashing climax that seems almost cinematic, which is convenient because the song was accompanied by a movie-like video, a nonlinear tale of a couple’s romance and breakup. It’s a huge-sounding song that’s also for a good cause. All the proceeds from “Walking on Water” will go to the Dream Center Network in partnership with OneWorld Health to benefit victims of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. It’s also a song that’s going to raise the question, “How the hell do you play a song this big in an acoustic setting,” because that’s exactly what NEEDTOBREATHE
is going to be doing. For the first time in their nearly 20-year history, after six albums, a Grammy nomination, and thousands of shows, the band is launching their first-ever all-acoustic tour. The tour, which will bring the band to the Peace Center in Greenville next Tuesday, is a way for the band to shake things up after a particularly turbulent time in their history; NEEDTOBREATHE almost broke up before their most recent album, “HARDLOVE,” came out in 2016. “It’s going to be so new for us,” Bo Rinehart says. “In some ways we’re going to be winging it, even though there’s a lot of material that’s already there.” In fact, the prospect of an unplugged show got the Rinehart brothers so excited that they went into overkill mode when it came time to create a setlist. “No joke, I had like 57 songs, and Bear had 60,” Rinehart says. “So this is going to be fun. And we want to leave the set open, too. It’s something new for us, and we want the audience to participate and let us know what songs they want to hear.
Anytime we can do something new, it’s a shot in the arm. And it’ll be exciting just seeing how the audience reacts to it and engages with it. It will give us a chance to tell some stories about the songs, too.” In order to prepare for the new, stripped-down versions of their songs, the band has had to go back to their original albums and listen to all the tracks, something Rinehart says he’s never done before. “We’re kind of learning who the band is in a different way by trying to break those songs down,” he says. “The last couple of days I’ve been going back and listening to our old records, which I hadn’t done because we’re always moving forward to the next thing. It’s been kind of cool and nostalgic going back to the old material to find the things that will translate. We’ve got all these songs that were full throttle on the guitars or the drums, and a lot of times it’s a complete and pleasant surprise to get them dressed down and really hear the chords and the harmonies. I think the center of the song reveals itself
in a much stronger way once it’s broken down like that.” It’s good to hear that the band is enjoying the process, because two years ago, the Rinehart brothers were barely speaking to each other. Their relationship had become so contentious that for the first time they largely wrote the songs for “HARDLOVE” separately. But thankfully, things are different now, though there’s still some tension. “We’re in the best place we’ve ever been, and it’s also the hardest it’s ever been,” Rinehart says. “We’ve realized that it takes a bit of struggle for us. We realized that if it’s not worth fighting for, then how good is it?”
NEEDTOBREATHE WHEN Tuesday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. WHERE The Peace Center, 300 S. Main St. TICKETS $40-$60 ($1 per ticket sold will go to OneWorld Health) INFO 864-467-3000, peacecenter.org
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CENTER STAGE Amanda Anne Platt emerges as the face of The Honeycutters VINCENT HARRIS | CONTRIBUTOR
If there is still such a thing as alt-country, a genre that pushes back past the polished pop-country of today to classic honky-tonk twang, with more than a little rock groove mixed in, then Amanda Anne Platt is one of its best practitioners. As a singer, she’s blessed with a Lucinda Williams-style honey-toned drawl, and as a songwriter, she rarely makes a misstep. On the new self-titled album by Platt and her band, The Honeycutters, she’s penned 13 rough-hewn gems awash in heartache, second chances, old wounds, and small victories, leavened by a subtle, what-the-hell sense of humor and an unerring sense of melody. On “Brand New Start,” a loping ballad about giving a probably doomed relationship one more try, that humor pokes its head out, with Platt wryly asking if she and her ex can “leave the last five years out of it / Can we open up our hearts?” On the raw, guitar-driven rocker “Diamond in the Rough,” she says, “If you have heart / Every once in awhile you’re going to have a little heartbreak,” breaking the core concept of country music into just a couple of lines. As a whole, the album, the band’s fifth, is easily their strongest and most mature work to date, bathed in glowing Hammond organ, unvarnished riffs, and an endless series of unforgettable choruses. It’s also the first album where Platt’s name appears out front, as opposed to simply using “The Honeycutters.” It’s something that Platt has resisted doing for a while, despite being the sole singer and songwriter for the group, but with the band’s encouragement, she decided it was finally time. “I’m now the only original member of the band,” she says, “and I’ve always written the songs, which is why we’d talked about it before. But it still wasn’t an easy thing for me to imagine.” But it wasn’t just about the lineup. Platt’s level of confidence as a writer and performer helped her make the decision, as well.
AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS, TOWN MOUNTAIN WHEN Friday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. WHERE The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer TICKETS $14 adv/$17 door INFO 864-469-6416, thespinningjennygreer.com Amanda Anne Platt. Photo provided by Dreamspider Publicity.
“I feel like I’ve come into my own more,” she says. “I’m in my 30s now, and I feel comfortable in my own skin. The idea of showcasing myself as a songwriter is more palatable to me now.” Often when a band releases a self-titled album, it’s because it’s representative of their sound, or perhaps that it’s their strongest work yet. In The Honeycutters’ case, it was more practical than artistic. “It seemed like a lot to put Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters on the front of the album and THEN an album title,” she says with a laugh. “We thought we would ease into it with it being self-titled.” Platt and the band are returning to the Upstate to play The Spinning Jenny on Friday as part of a series of shows with the progressive bluegrass band Town Mountain. It will be the second time the two Asheville, N.C.-based bands have toured together, and Platt says it’s for both musical and personal reasons. “We’re all buddies, so it’s really fun,” she says. “We’ve
all known each other a long time on the Asheville music scene, and one of the lamentable things about being a musician is when you’re touring you don’t get to see your friends very often. So when you can carve out a tour like this to hang out with your friends, it’s fun to have that time.” As for the musical blend, progressive bluegrass and alt-country might not sound like the most natural mix, but Platt says she sees some similarities between the two bands. “I think we complement each other well,” she says, “because we both draw on traditional forms of music like country and bluegrass but expand it and modernize it a bit. I think there is diversity there in that Town Mountain does more of the traditional bluegrass thing and we have more of an electric sort of band, but I think just by the fact that we’re all writing original music, there’s an edge to it that’s not quite as traditional, even if we’re using traditional instruments.”
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Ali Saifi, an Iranian immigrant and owner of Pomegranate on Main in the former Surratt’s furniture store at 618 S. Main St., family is a constant theme in his life. It’s evident in nearly every aspect of the restaurant celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, from the pewter tea service trays hand-crafted by his sister in Iran, to the loyalty many of his staff members of 10 years and running feel toward Saifi and the restaurant. “They truly know they’re part of this family,” Saifi says of his staff. “I care for every single one of them.” Saifi spends every lunch and many dinners at the restaurant, with the exception of Tuesday nights, when he and his wife, Nancy, and their two daughters and their husbands have a standing family dinner at home. “It’s not an invitation. You don’t get a call; you just know that Tuesday you come here,” he says. It’s this love and appreciation for family and a value system that dictates philanthropic giving that have motivated the former Shiraz, Iran, resident to embark on a project in his hometown that has the potential to change hundreds of lives through restoring orphaned teenagers with their biological families. “You just got to chip in and help anyone you can, whether it’s in Greenville or another place,” Saifi says. “As humans, we’re all citizens of the world. It’s as simple as that. No politics, just help where you can.” Orphaned children in Iran are often released from care at 14 or 15 years old. Those children are frequently given to an orphanage as babies because the family can’t afford to care for them, but the family is still living. When Saifi saw this firsthand three years ago while visiting his family, he immediately
feast “As humans, we’re all citizens of the world. It’s as simple as that. No politics, just help where you can,” says Pomegranate on Main owner Ali Saifi.
For the 10th anniversar y of Pomegranate on Main, the menu included a special combining two favorites – the Avocado Salad and Chicken Torsh.
began looking for a way to help give these teens an alternative to the street lifestyle to which they will often succumb. “They’re not babies. They’re not cute. Nobody wants them,” Saifi says. “Who wants a 14-year-old boy? I said, ‘I’ll take them.’” The result is a service that will assess current teen orphans, locate their biological families, determine whether or not that is a viable living option, and then a trust fund setup will support the entire family and the child’s education through college. “I want them to enjoy their New Year with their parents,” Saifi says. “I want them during their birthday to have a birthday cake, whether my organization pays for it or not, but I want his mother or father or aunt that’s taking care of him to sing
‘Happy Birthday’ to him at home rather than being at an institution.” Saifi, who emigrated to the U.S. at 17 years old, and since 1980 has overseen the development of 400-plus Subway locations in South Carolina, has a history of giving back to the Greenville community. He has served the community as a member of the board of directors for Goodwill Industries of Upper South Carolina Inc. and is the recipient of the first Goodwill Industries Champions Award presented in 2009. He was inducted into the 2009 class of the Greenville Tech Entrepreneurs Forum. Saifi says he doesn’t consider himself a restaurateur. Instead, he viewed opening Pomegranate in 2007 as a means of giving back to the community that had supported his efforts and given him opportunities he never would have had in Iran. “It never was about money, because I was fine with the money and didn’t need the headache of a restaurant, but it’s been such a pleasure,” he says. For years prior to Pomegranate’s opening, Saifi says that dinner guests in his home would suggest he open a restaurant and sell the authentic Persian cuisine he would serve. “Our food, the flavor’s not enhanced by gravies and sauces, and we add no preservatives, and you can’t make Persian food old. It has to be made fresh,” Saifi says. In terms of freshness, Saifi isn’t exaggerating. The hummus served at Pomegranate is made every two hours. The bread served with it is baked when a table is seated. Very quickly Saifi learned owning a restaurant was also a way of introducing his customers to a culture that was important to him and one that many people didn’t understand. “I never thought food would be the tool that did that,” he says of the process of bridging the cultural gap. But Saifi says Persian food is much more accessible to an American palate than many other cuisines because it uses chicken, beef tenderloin, lamb, and salmon, just prepared with a different marinade or cooking preparation. “There’s no thousand-year eggs,” Saifi joked. He says customers very often ask him about Iran and about the culture, and are surprised to learn it’s different than what they perceive from watching the news. “We’re all human beings. We’re all friends. Just our governments don’t seem to get along, which I can’t help that out,” he says.
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This year, Greenville will host its first Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl. The host organization – aptly named Ugly Sweater Bar Crawls – has crawls in many cities all over the country, but this will be Greenville’s inaugural event. There are 10 participating bars around downtown Greenville, and the event will culminate with a private afterparty with a DJ at Ink N Ivy. Participating bars include Gringos, Pour Taproom, City Tavern, Carolina Ale House, and more. Everyone will be decked out in their ugly sweaters and festive Christmas gear, and the purchase of a ticket will include a signature koozie, Santa hat, T-shirt, and food and drink specials at each bar. –Sara Pearce
WHEN Saturday, Dec. 9, noon–10 p.m. WHERE Various locations, downtown Greenville ADMISSION $25 INFO www.greenvilleusbc.eventbrite.com
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Christmas at the Barn Happy Hooves, a nonprofit therapeutic horseriding program at Eden Farms, will host their 15th annual fundraiser, Christmas at the Barn, this weekend. Proceeds go directly to the scholarships that Happy Hooves provides to special needs and at-risk children in the Upstate, so that they can attend Happy Hooves at no cost.
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One ticket for the Super Raffle qualifies you for 52 chances to win – one drawing each week. Selling 1000 tickets at $50 each through December 31. Beginning in January, 2018 we will have drawings each Friday (52 weeks of prizes). Rotary of North Greenville is a collection of business and civic leaders from Greenville, SC who are endeavoring to make our community and our world a better place through service. The Rotary International motto is “Service Above Self” and we seek to embody that ideal.
Prizes provided by: Oil & Vinegar • Vintage Now Modern • Southern Tide • Martin Nursery • Anytime Fitness (Greer) RE/Max Moves – Michelle Roberts • Shannon Harvey Allstate • 4M Property Mgmt • AC Experts Mallard & Moore PA • Linda Long Travel • National Institute of Collaborative Healthcare • Pedal Chic Mast General Store • Craig Gaulden Davis • DP3 Architects • Lanier Roofing • Christophillis Law Mt. Vista Capital • Sabina Cavalli Photography • CompuGeeks • Crooked Roads Surface Design Mary’s Vintage Collections • Instant Imprints • Angela Mentink, Licensed Acupuncturist Sirius Realty Capital • Greenville Comedy Zone • Terry Ann’s Salon • Coffee Underground Kilwin’s Chocolates • Reeds Jewelers • Joe’s Place • Bonitz Flooring • Sargent Pest Solutions Plus, Inc. • Greater Homes of the Upstate • Thrive Business • Massage Envy (downtown G’ville) Need not be present to win. Winner is invited to be our guest for lunch at The Poinsett Club the following week. All proceeds will go towards the North Greenville Rotary Club Foundation. Annual earnings from the foundation are given to local charities.
Admission will include events for children of all ages. There will be “reindeer” rides with horses decked out in Christmas attire, arts and crafts in the North Pole Room, an interactive nativity scene, carolers performing, a people-chase for children, and an appearance by Santa. “This will be a wonderful family event, and a great chance to unplug and enjoy the outdoors for a few hours,” says Becky Sweeney, barn manager of Eden Farms. –Sara Pearce
WHEN Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-5 p.m. WHERE Eden Farms, 4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta ADMISSION $8/person INFO www.happyhoovessc.com/christmas-at-the-barn.html
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An Evening of O. Henry This Christmas, The Spinning Jenny is bringing to life some of O. Henry’s classic short stories. Known for his surprise twist endings, two famous O. Henry stories have been adapted into plays to help celebrate the holidays and themes of community and giving. The two short stories are “The Cop and the Anthem,” adapted by Mark Bucci and directed by Caleb Pyle, and “The Gift of the Magi,” adapted by Jon Jory and directed by Anne Nolan. There will be two performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sharon Murray, director, says, “It will be a family-friendly event, and has good themes of caring for one another.” There will be Christmas drinks and snacks available, like spiced cider and popcorn. –Sara Pearce
WHEN Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. WHERE The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer ADMISSION $10 INFO www.bit.ly/2kfnDII
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Very Merry Local Christmas Market The Travelers Rest Farmers Market’s Very Merry Local Christmas Market will showcase over 75 vendors selling goods ranging from children’s toys, handmade jewelry, natural beauty products, candles, and soaps, as well as food vendors. This will be a great event to bring the kids to, as there will be a Santa appearance in the afternoon. There will be hot cocoa, hot cider, and several food trucks from around Greenville, including Coastal Crust Greenville. Gift wrapping will be available for any shopping, as well as build-your-own gift baskets. This is a great chance to do some holiday shopping while supporting vendors based right here in the Upstate. –Sara Pearce
WHEN Saturday, Dec. 9, 1–5 p.m. WHERE Travelers Rest Farmers Market, 115 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest ADMISSION Free INFO www.travelersrestfarmersmarket.com
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was the first of December when all through Mauldin The season was changing and Christmas was callin’. The City was decorated glistening with might Knowing the holidays would soon bring delight.
Dec. 1 | Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 2 | Breakfast with Santa Dec. 2 | Christmas Parade Dec. 1 - 3 | Pictures at Santa’s Workshop Dec. 4 | Sip & Paint – Winter Landscape Dec. 5 & 7 | Youth Holiday Baking Class Dec. 6 | Business After Hours Holiday Drop In Dec. 8 - 9 | Holiday Market Dec. 10 | Movie Night with Santa Dec. 11 | Holiday Carving Class Dec. 12 | Christmastime Wassail Walk Dec. 12 | Guitar Winter Showcase All events subject to change.
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A R T S C A LE N DA R DEC. 8 -14 2017
Greenville Chorale Christmas with the Chorale Dec. 8 ~ 467-3000 Greenville Concert Band Holiday Magic Dec. 10 ~ 214-5807 Peace Center School of Rock Through Dec. 10 ~ 467-3000 SC Children’s Theatre Santa Claus: A New Musical Through Dec. 10 ~ 467-3000 Greenville Chamber of Commerce Works by Meredith Piper & Matthew Zedler Through Dec. 11 ~ 242-1050 Peace Center NEEDTOBREATHE Dec. 12 ~ 467-3000 Younts Center for Performing Arts Fountain Inn Chorale: Christmas at the Center Dec. 12 ~ 409-1050 SC Bach Society Winter Concert Dec. 14 ~ 270-4689 Metropolitan Arts Council Greenville Open Studios 2017 Exhibit Through Dec. 15 ~ 467-3132
TD Bank Gallery Greenville Chamber of Commerce 24 Cleveland St. Presented by Metropolitan Arts Council. www.greenvillearts.com/events/meredithpiper-matthew-zedler/ VISUAL ARTS
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Visual Arts Student Show South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities | Lipscomb Gallery 15 University St. | FREE The community is invited to attend an exhibition showcasing work created by Governor’s School Visual Art students in the senior life drawing class. 864-282-3737 | www.scgsah.org email@example.com FRI
Governor’s School Choral Concert: Cantus Chamber Choir and the Governor’s School Choir
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Buncombe Street United Methodist 200 Buncombe St. 7:30-9 p.m. | FREE The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents the Cantus Chamber Choir and the Governor’s School Choir, featuring talented young vocalists from across the state. The Chamber Choir, comprised of 21 vocal students, will perform a cappella motets for the Christmas season. The Governor’s School Choir includes all 94 musicians in the SCGSAH Music Department. www.scgsah.org
Centre Stage Happy Christmas Shirley Through Dec. 17 ~ 233-6733
Greenville Little Theatre Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose Through Dec. 17 ~ 233-6238
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N Academy St. 4 & 8 p.m. This year’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra tour is a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.” 800-745-3000 | www.ticketmaster.com
The Warehouse Theatre The Cake Through Dec. 17 ~ 467-3000 Coldwell Banker Caine Main Street Real Estate Gallery Works by Joseph Bradley Through Dec. 31 ~ 250-2580 Greenville County Museum of Art Works by Grainger McCoy Through Dec. 31 ~ 271-7570 McMillian Pazdan Smith Works by John Acorn Through Dec. 31 ~ 242-2033 Metro. Arts Council @ Centre Stage Works by Elizabeth & Tim Speaker Through Jan. 7 ~ 233-6733 Greenville County Museum of Art Works by Craig Crawford Through Jan. 21 ~ 271-7570
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Winter Tour 2017 — “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve”
Ballet Spartanburg Chapman Cultural Center 200 E. Saint John St. Ballet Spartanburg presents “The Nutcracker” as part of its 2017-2018 performance season. Lavish costumes from the Victorian Era, dancing flowers, falling snowflakes, and a little girl’s dream of magical adventures come to life. 864-542-ARTS | www.balletspartanburg.org www.chapmanculturalcenter.org SAT
Governor’s School Creative Writing Junior Class Reading
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities | Sakas Theatre 15 University St. | FREE Juniors: 2-3 p.m. | Seniors: 7-8 p.m. Creative writing students will read from original works. A reception will be held in the Sakas Theatre lobby following the readings. scgsah.org
Hugger Mugger (album release show) w/ Horrible Girl & The Hot Mess, Joie, and Tom Angst
Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Highway 8 p.m. | $8 adv, $10 door
On their debut self-titled album, the Greenville quartet Hugger Mugger accomplishes what a great album should: It creates a world for the listener to immerse themselves in. For eight of the album’s 10 songs, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Cassie Posey’s voice is the eye of a musical storm, providing the center for a maelstrom of blurred, thrashing guitars and swirling electronics. Posey’s singing is pure tortured emotion, a fitting outlet for a lyrical perspective rife with doubt, confusion, and anxiety. Andhttps://soundcloud.com/user-193169657 then, the last two tracks, “Intoxicating Thoughts” and “Goodnight Melody,” almost come off as a suite; they’re shimmering, soothing tone poems that provide a resolution to the song cycle. “We wanted it to be this rollercoaster ride,” Posey says, “an experience where you get the feeling of pretty much every emotion that anyone could possibly go through into finally figuring out who you are and what you want to do with your life.” And the album is most definitely autobiographical. “This was basically 2015-16 in a nutshell for me,” Posey says. “I wrote all the lyrics, and there’s a lot of raw emotion and anxiety in the songs. But I think of it as a way of helping people. If I can stand up onstage and perform this, even if it’s rough for me, I can overcome anything else.” —Vincent Harris FAMILY
Zoo Tots - Nursery Rhyme Time
Greenville Zoo | 150 Cleveland Park Drive members/$10; nonmembers/$22 Zoo Tots classes are designed to help children (ages 2 to 4) explore and engage with the natural world. During this class, learn all about the animals featured in nursery rhymes. 864-467-4300 | greenvillezoo.com FAMILY
Greenville Zoo | 150 Cleveland Park Drive 10 a.m.-noon | Saturdays through May 12 Members/$15; nonmembers/$25 Classes are designed to help children (ages 4-6) discover the fascinating world of animals. Program length is two hours. Find out more information on the Greenville Zoo website. 864-467-4300 | greenvillezoo.com RECREATION
Carolina Dance Collaborative
First Baptist Greenville, AYMC Building 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Saturdays through April 28 $50/month or $15/class Come move with Carolina Dance Collaborative. Classes have begun and will follow the Greenville County School Calendar until April 28. Email for additional information and to apply for scholarships. info@CarolinaDanceCollaborative.com VISUAL ARTS
Holiday Felting Workshops with Cecilia Ho
Greenville Center for Creative Arts 25 Draper Street, Suite A | 2-5 p.m. Create an ugly sweater, Christmas hat, or stocking with 2D Applique Needle Felting Technique, or personalize a one-of-a-kind wool ornament with 3D Sculpture Needle Felting Technique. Fun for the whole family or a group of friends to come. www.ArtCenterGreenville.org FAMILY & EDUCATION
Military History Museum
Military History Museum | 14 Airport Road Ext. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | FREE “Air raid Pearl Harbor. This is not a drill” was
heard by many surprised sailors and soldiers on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. Come learn about this event that propelled the United States into World War II. In remembrance of Pearl Harbor, the Military History Center of the Carolinas (MHCC) will host a free open house at their developing Military History Museum. Also on display will be military artifacts from the Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and more modern conflicts. www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/MHCCMilitaryMuseum.html COMMUNITY
10th Annual Jingle Bell Jog
Sugar Creek III Clubhouse 119 Stonecrest Road, Greer 2:15 p.m. $20/Elf Run and $35/5K Fun Run It is a fun, festive, holiday run/walk through the Sugar Creek neighborhood. The 5K takes place at 3 p.m. with an Elf Run for the younger crowd at 2:15 p.m. This is a great family event in the afternoon with after race food provided by Publix, Chick-fil-A, and Jet’s Pizza. All proceeds are donated to the Frazee Center and Greer Soup Kitchen. 864-363-0570 www.sugarcreekfunruns.com SAT & SAT
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Breakfast With Santa
Children’s Museum of the Upstate 300 College St. 8:30-10:30 a.m. $20/member, $30/nonmember adult, and $25/nonmember child Join TCMU for their annual Breakfast With Santa event and create memories that last a lifetime. In addition to breakfast, children can get their photographs taken with Santa, hear a special holiday story, create art and crafts, and enjoy other holiday-themed activities in the museum’s Holiday Traditions exhibit. 864-233-7755 www.tcmupstate.org/breakfast-with-santa/?ri=0
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Jacob Johnson’s Christmas Tour
Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St. | 8 p.m. | $10 adv/$15 door
Jacob Johnson is one of the most talented acoustic guitar players in the region, let alone in the Upstate. He can turn a hollow-bodied six-string into an entire band, handling bass lines, spinning off lightning fast solos, and even providing percussion on his instrument. Johnson has done various holiday shows to showcase his talent at interpretation, and he’s been honing his Christmas show for five or six years. “I start by playing the holiday songs I like on guitar, and if there’s something that resonates with me, I’ll do an arrangement for it,” he says. The arrangements Johnson creates for songs like “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” and Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus And Lucy” are quite different from the traditional versions, and there’s a good reason for that. “I think when you’ve heard a song 100 times, it loses some of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO5NACLsK9A the magic,” he says. “You appreciate it strictly for nostalgic reasons and fail to realize that these are really beautiful, powerful songs. I want to make sure I do the songs justice, while putting my own spin on them.” —Vincent Harris THRU SUN
“School of Rock”
Peace Center | 101 W. Broad St. starting at $35 Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. 864-467-3000 | www.peacecenter.org PERFORMING ARTS
“Santa Claus: A New Musical”
South Carolina Children’s Theatre Peace Center, Gunter Theatre 300 S. Main St. | $18-$27 After a 1,000-year run, Santa is ready to retire. Who will take his place? Is anyone fit to run the North Pole? Find out in this hilarious, fast-paced new musical guaranteed to get everyone in the family into the spirit of the season. 864-235-2885 or 864-467-3000 www.scchildrenstheatre.org www.peacecenter.org SUN
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Nutcracker Tea Party
International Ballet The Poinsett Club | 807 E. Washington St. 1-3 p.m. | $30 Guests will love the fabulous sweets provided by Jonathan Caleb Cake, and can have their picture taken with a real ballerina by Jerry Finley Photography before the event begins. www.eventbrite.com/e/nutcracker-teaparty-presented-by-international-ballet-tickets-38877629035 864-879-9404 firstname.lastname@example.org PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS
“Holiday Magic” Concert
Greenville Concert Band White Oak Baptist Church 1805 Wade Hampton Blvd. 2:30-3:45 p.m. | FREE Enjoy an enchanting musical feast for the season, performed by the Greenville Concert Band. “Holiday Magic” features music by Tchaikovsky, Reed, Anderson, Bizet, and others. Performances are free and open to the public. Directed by Dr. Dan Turner. www.greenvilleconcertband.us
Furman University Presents Paintings by Nishiki Sugawara-Beda
Furman University Thompson Art Gallery, Roe Art Building 3300 Poinsett Highway 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Monday-Friday | FREE The Furman Department of Art presents the paintings of Nishiki Sugawara-Beda. Sugawara-Beda was born and raised in Japan, where all schoolchildren learn calligraphy. This craft and the art of Japanese ink painting, “Sumi-e,” provide the foundation and inspiration for her practice. 864-294-2995 | www.bit.ly/2zN4iBS Marta.email@example.com TUE
HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST
The Red Barn 2333 N. Pleasantburg Drive 6-8 p.m. | Tuesdays | FREE Pokemon League is a fun and accessible way for fans to get together and have fun. League events are open to all Pokemon TCG and video game players. Using your own cards and Pokemon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes. 864-324-2369 | www.easleypokemongym.ml firstname.lastname@example.org THRU THU
Fall 2017 Language Classes
Upstate International 9 S. Memminger St. Mondays-Thursdays $50 for membership; $90 for regular classes; $300 for intensive classes Upstate International is proud to offer classes in numerous languages that accommodate a variety of skill levels. Whether you are a beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between, UI’s language classes will give participants confidence and skills needed to develop proficiency in a foreign language. Programs are geared toward engagement and exploration, not rote memorization. Taking a language class at UI is an experience that will widen cultural horizons, build valuable skills in language and comprehension, and bring the world to the classroom. 864-631-2188 email@example.com
Fiction Addiction 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 10:30 a.m. | FREE Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime each Thursday. This week’s featured book is “Snow” by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Lauren Stringer. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org LITERATURE
Getting Technical: How to Use Poetic Form In Your Favor
Emrys | Joe’s Place Bookstore | 2 Williams St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $60/member, $75/nonmember This workshop will look at traditional poetic forms. We will examine various forms in regard to their strengths and weaknesses. Poets will then rewrite their poems engaging with form and receive feedback during workshop. www.emrys.org VISUAL ARTS
Woodland Creatures Ornaments with Katie Poterala
Katie Poterala Studio | 17 Pinsley Circle 6-8 p.m. | $50 Demos on how to saw out and finish your ornaments, and each student will make at least one ornament. Students will have the option to customize their ornaments with a rustic patina. This course is also kid-friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring those 10+. 864-593-7502 | www.katiepoterala.com email@example.com THU-FRI
Magnificat in E-flat Major, Brandenburg Concerto (No. 4 in G Major ) & Overture (Suite No. 3 in D Major)
12/14 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 111 Hampton Ave.-12/15 at 8 p.m. at Richardson Center for the Performing Arts at 130 Memorial Drive in Spartanburg $20/adult, $10/60+, $5/student With the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and soloists Alice Ratterree and Annabelle Martin, sopranos; Bryce McClendon, counter-tenor; Tyrese Byrd, tenor; and Adrian Smith, bassbaritone. Each performance will be preceded by a 30-minute talk about the music. www.scbach.org/upcoming-events/ THU-MON
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Rivertree Christmas: A Choral Celebration
7:30 p.m. | $15/adult, free/12 and under Rivertree Singers, a highly acclaimed chorus from Greenville, will cheer your holiday season with a concert of traditional and popular carols. Dec. 14 performance at Christ Church Episcopal, Dec. 16 performance at Scott Concert Hall at Brevard College, and Dec. 18 performance at Daniel Chapel on the Furman University campus. 864-381-7445 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.rivertreesingers.org/christmas FRI-SUN
“Holiday at Peace”
Greenville Symphony Orchestra The Peace Center | $18-$59 Broadway star Rachel York returns to reunite with the GSO for the Upstate’s most popular Pops concert, “Holiday at Peace.” www.greenvillesymphony.org
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Christmas “Inn” Our Town
Fountain Inn The City of Fountain Inn will celebrate the holiday season with Service “Inn” Our Town, Kids “Inn” Our Town, and Shop “Inn” Our Town. Events will include an Arbor Day celebration at Fairview Park, a charity fair, carriage rides, photos with Santa, a Rudolph Run, the annual Christmas parade, Christmas movies, a craft vendor fair, and the town’s Christmas party featuring a live band, an ugly Christmas sweater competition, and a gingerbread house competition. www.fountaininn.org/christmas-inn-ourtown-.html SAT
South Carolina Young Adult Author Panel Talk & Signing
Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 2 p.m. | FREE Meet these South Carolina young adult authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing: Emily B. Martin, author of the “Creatures of Light” series, including “Woodwalker” and “Ashes to Fire;” and Ashley Poston, author of “Geekerella.” RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling the store. 864-675-0540 | fiction-addiction.com email@example.com SEASONAL & HOLIDAY
Santa at the Depot
Hub City Railroad Museum 298 Magnolia St., Spartanburg 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | FREE Santa will be visiting the Hub City Railroad Museum. There will be warm cider and doughnuts and candy canes for the kids. Stop by and take a photo of Santa and your child in the caboose. Donations accepted. 864-963-4739 | hubcityrrmuseum.org LITERATURE
Greenville Author Chip Simmons Book Signing
Fiction Addiction 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | FREE Greenville author Chip Simmons will be signing copies of his debut middle-grade fantasy novel, “The Lighted Sword,” at an in-store book signing. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction. 864-675-0540 | fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org SAT-SUN
Governor’s School Winter Student Dance Performance
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Gunter Theatre in the Peace Center 300 S. Main St. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. FREE Join us for an evening of classical ballet, modern, and contemporary dance showcasing the grace and elegance, as well as the passion and versatility, of the Governor’s School dancers. Tickets available at peacecenter.org. scgsah.org
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Shannon Hoover Trio
The Wheel, 1288 Pendleton St. | 7:30 p.m. | $10
As part of the Greenville Jazz Collective, bassist Shannon Hoover has played in just about every kind of ensemble, from quartets to big bands. But for his upcoming show at The Wheel in Greenville, he’s decided to go with a trio, and not the typical piano-jazz kind. The ensemble will feature Hoover on both standup and electric bass, with Kevin Korschgen (who hosts and books The Wheel’s jazz music series) on drums and Peter Dimery on saxophone. “A trio allows for more space,” Hoover says. “And I like the idea of being able to stretch it out; it gives everybody more room to have fun.” Hoover met Dimery as the young sax player was finishing up his music studies at Furman Unihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V99oXkVgMTA versity, and Hoover says Dimery’s progress has been great to watch. “Every time I hear Peter play, he’s gotten better,” he says. “He’s played with [Upstate funk-rock band] Soul Service, and he’s been soaking up a lot of different kinds of music.” Hoover is also grateful for Korschgen’s dedication to promoting jazz music in Greenville. “Jazz is a big part of our heritage,” he says. “We’re glad somebody is trying to push for more jazz here in town.” —Vincent Harris THRU SUN
Warehouse Theatre 37 Augusta St. | $30-$35 From the writer of the hit television show “This is Us,” and featuring Mimi Wyche, Amanda Sox, Eliana Marianes, and Terry Wells, comes this brand new play. Jen lives in New York, but has always dreamed of having her wedding back home in North Carolina. She journeys south to see Della, her late mother’s best friend and owner of the local bakery. She wants Della to make the wedding cake for her special day. Della is thrilled until she realizes there isn’t just one bride involved in the wedding, but two. Asking why we believe what we believe, this new play delivers laughs, love, and truth with a lot of heart. 864-235-6948 www.warehousetheatre.com/the-cake/ PERFOMANCE ARTS
“Happy Christmas, Shirley”
Centre Stage | 501 River St. $15-$30 This U.S. premiere features holiday family dysfunction at its finest. From the neighbors next door who have had a bit too much to drink, to the creepy uncle who gets a little too friendly with just about everyone, this show will be a great way to kick off the holiday season. “Happy
Christmas, Shirley” will fill everyone with Christmas cheer and leave them feeling a little better about their own dysfunctional family. www.centrestage.org MON
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Monday Matinees Holiday
Figure Drawing Workshops with Suzy Hart
122 Broome Lane, Easley 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $240 for one workshop or $450 for both Hone skills and learn to draw from the life model. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. Each morning and afernoon will begin with short poses followed by a long pose. Lunch provided. Registration includes model fees. 845-986-3653 suzyhart.com email@example.com TUE
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Centre Stage 501 River St. 7 p.m. $50 Get ready to be filled with the Christmas spirit! Join Centre Stage for a night of classic seasonal favorites performed by Greenville’s top vocal talent. Our Christmas cabaret will bring you all the holiday classics from iconic artists such as The Carpenters, Bing Crosby, The Eagles, Whitney Houston, Brenda Lee, and many more. centrestage.org TUE&THU
Milk & Cookies: A Special Tell-Me-A-Story Event
Upcountry History Museum 540 Buncombe St. | 2 p.m. Movies are free to members and free with regular admission to all other guests Special guest Kathryn Smith (author of “The Gatekeeper”) will join us for a holiday edition of Monday Matinee Movies. 864-467-3100 www.upcountryhistory.org/programs/monday-matinee-movies/
South Carolina Children’s Theatre The Salvation Army Kroc Center 424 Westfield St. 6:30 p.m. | $15/child and $8/adult Snuggle down in your coziest pajamas to hear two Christmas classics: “The Polar Express” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” read by Miss Traysie complete with milk and cookies! 864-235-2885 | scchildrenstheatre.org
Ramsaur Studio at Huguenot Mill 101 W. Broad St. 5:30 p.m. | FREE Celebrate the hard work and creativity of Peace Voices participants. Teens selected from the season’s past workshops will read their creations publicly for the first time. Come listen to poems made within the Peace Voices program at this free community event. 864-467-3000 or 800-888-7768 peacecenter.org
Upcountry History Museum 540 Buncombe St. | 3:30 p.m. Movies are free to members and free with regular admission to all other guests Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the museum to see a Christmas classic. This week features the 1964 version of “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer.” 864-467-3100 www.upcountryhistory.org/programs/monday-matinee-movies/
Peace Voices Teen Poetry Reading
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Holiday Movies for the Family
Emrys Open Mic
Joe’s Place Bookstore | 2 Williams St. 7 p.m. | FREE Emrys is excited to announce a second monthly Open Mic Night. Poets and storytellers of all sorts will each have 10 minutes to read from their work. Sign up by emailing, or take your chances that night. firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY
Fall Plant Sale
Trinity Church | 100 Pete Hollis Blvd. 8 a.m.-noon There will be plants, containers, yard decor, and more for sale. Local gardening experts will be available to answer questions. Choux-Choux Baby will be on site with delicious pastries. All proceeds benefit the preservation of the organization’s historic church building and community outreach. FAMILY
Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 10:30 a.m. | FREE Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime each Thursday. This week’s featured book is “Santa Rex” by Molly Idle. 864-675-0540 | fiction-addiction.com email@example.com THU-FRI
Holiday Break Camp
City of Greenville Parks and Recreation | Bobby Pearse Community Center 904 Townes St. | 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $30/city residents and $35/nonresidents The holiday season is upon us. If you are searching for a safe, organized, and exciting camp to send your children to while they are out of school, then look no further. Sign up today for one, or both, of the holiday break camp sessions. Session 1 runs on Dec. 21-22 and Session 2 runs Dec. 28-29. Camps are for ages 5-12. greenvillesc.gov/1063/Youth-Camps THRU FRI
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas
Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock $15-$50 A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas will transport audiences through the era of Charles Dickens, Santa’s Toy Shop, and even North Carolina’s own Blue Ridge Mountains in a snow- and holly-filled journey of the season. A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas will
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Holiday Movies for the Family
Upcountry History Museum 540 Buncombe St. | 10:30 a.m. Movies are free to members and free with regular admission to all other guests Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the museum to see a Christmas classic. This week features the 1966 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” 864-467-3100 www.upcountryhistory.org/programs/monday-matinee-movies/ THRU SUN
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Photos with Santa
Haywood Mall | 700 Haywood Road 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | FREE Shoppers can visit the magical Santa photo experience in Center Court to capture the spirit of the season. Families are invited to share their Christmas wish list and take home a special photo – perfect for holiday cards and lasting memories. simonsanta.com TUE-SUN
“On Your Feet!”
Peace Center | 101 W. Broad St. starting at $35 From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. 864-467-3000 | peacecenter.org THU
Fiction Addiction 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 10:30 a.m. | FREE Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime each Thursday. This week’s featured book is “Grump Groan Growl” by bell hooks and illustrated by Chris Raschka. 864-675-0540 | fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org THRU SAT
2017 Anniversary Art Show
Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville 200 N. Main St., #104 Celebrating 10 years of exciting art in downtown Greenville. artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com SEASONAL & HOLIDAY
Carowinds 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, N.C. 5-10 p.m. | Cost of Carowinds admission Carowinds will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer. 704-588-2600 | email@example.com carowinds.com/explore/winterfest SEASONAL & HOLIDAY
Roper Mountain Holiday Lights
Roper Mountain | 402 Roper Mountain Road 6-10p.m. | $15/car, $25/activity van, $50/bus Roper Mountain Holiday Lights will hosts special musical performances that will enhance visitors’ experiences at Holiday Lights. The GLOW Lyric
Theater Singers will be caroling in Winter Wonderland from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. Groups from Greenville County Schools will be performing on the outdoor amphitheater stage. Remaining performances are Dec. 11 - The Sterling School Chorus; Dec. 13 - the Hillcrest Middle School Chorus; and Dec. 14 - the Greer Middle School Honor Choir followed by the Greer Middle School Orchestra. www.RoperMountainHolidayLights.com THRU SUN
SEASONAL & HOLIDAY
Hollywild Holiday Lights
Hollywild Animal Park 2325 Hampton Road, Wellford
6-9 p.m. $6/person for Santa’s Village and the drivethru; Enchanted Deer Forest is $10/vehicle Guests can visit Mrs. Claus’ Attic for an incredible panoramic view of the lights or snap a selfie with one of the many friendly animals. A favorite adventure is driving through the Enchanted Deer Forest, where herds of animals approach the vehicles and eat right out of people’s hands. The evening is crowned with a peaceful drive through the inspirational biblical area that includes a life-sized nativity. 864-472-2038 | hollywild.org
JAN THRU SAT
34th Annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore
Biltmore 1 North Pack Square, Asheville Candlelight, firelight, and live music bring holiday warmth to Biltmore House’s extravagant holiday décor during these nighttime tours. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. Advanced reservations are required for evening visits. 800-411-3812 | biltmore.com THRU SUN
“Eugenia Duke: A Centennial Celebration”
Upcountry History Museum - Furman University | 540 Buncombe St. Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m. The life and legacy of a Southern cultural icon is the focus of a new exhibit. Now open, “Eugenia Duke: A Centennial Celebration” examines the woman behind Duke’s Mayonnaise and Duke Sandwich Company. upcountryhistory.org FAMILY
43rd Annual Christmas at Biltmore
Biltmore | 1 North Pack Square, Asheville Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland, and lights. 800-411-3812 | biltmore.com THRU SUN
“Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen”
Upcountry History Museum 540 Buncombe St. This exclusive exhibition of Hepburn’s private collection makes its Southeastern United States debut in Greenville. Featuring over 35 freestanding costumes worn in 21 films and six stage productions spanning Hepburn’s illustrious career, the 2,500-square-foot project is the
first major costume exhibition in the Upstate. www.upcountryhistory.org/changing-exhibits/current-exhibits/ THU
Violinist Kristin Lee and Pianist Julio Elizalde
Clemson University Brooks Center for the Performing Arts 141 Jersey Lane | 7:30 p.m. | FREE Violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Julio Elizalde will join forces for a duo recital on the Utsey Chamber Music Series. This Americana program showcases a broad spectrum of illustrious composers and the American musical styles which influenced them, as well as their own musical styles that influenced generations of composers to come. www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks FRI
Patrick Davis + His Midnight Choir
Peace Center | Gunter Theatre | 300 S. Main St. 8 p.m. | $35 South Carolina native and singer-songwriter Patrick Davis returns to the Peace Center, and this time he’s bringing His Midnight Choir with him. 864-467-3000 | www.peacecenter.org SAT-SUN
Figure Drawing Workshops with Suzy Hart
122 Broome Lane, Easley | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $240 for one workshop or $450 for both Beginning to advanced artists welcome. Hart will demonstrate each with detailed analysis of anatomy for artists. Lunch provided. 845-986-3653 | www.suzyhart.com firstname.lastname@example.org MON
Peace Center Concert Hall 300 S. Main St. | 7:30 p.m. | $15-$35 Featuring reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, GOBSMACKED! weaves through all forms of a cappella, from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting edge, multi-track live looping. GOBSMACKED! is the latest break-out show that everyone is talking about - it’s funny, joyful, and uplifts the spirits of all ages. 864-467-3000 | www.peacecenter.org THRU SUN
“The World of Jan Brett”
Upcountry History Museum 540 Buncombe St. Designed for children from birth through 10 years old and their caregivers, the 3-D play and learning environments will provide children with hands-on literacy-based experiences and adults with tools for cultivating literacy through everyday activities. This exhibit will guide visitors to the discovery that it is never too early to begin the love of reading. www.upcountryhistory.org/changing-exhibits/current-exhibits/
Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. | $20-$80 Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The
Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show. Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax make their live production debut, bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes. Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Wasp, and Iron Fist, the Guardians of the Galaxy help fight the scheming, menacing, and loathsome villains Loki, Yondu, and Green Goblin. 1-800-745-3000 | www.ticketmaster.com www.marveluniverselive.com SAT
America’s Boating Course
Upstate Boating Club Cabela’s | Woodruff Road 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $50 and $10/additional family member America’s Boating Course is developed by the United States Power Squadrons. The eight-hour course covers boat handling, anchoring, finding directions, adverse condition, and using the marine radio. This course has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and Recognized by SCDNR and many major insurance carriers and the United States Coast Guard. www.UpStateBoatingCourse.org SUN
Peace Center Concert Hall 300 S. Main St. 7 p.m. | $40-$60 Fresh off of the November 2017 release of his first Netflix special, “Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers,” celebrated comedian Brian Regan comes to the Peace Center. Regan is the unique comedian whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business. 864-467-3000 | www.peacecenter.org
MAY THRU MAY
Mountains to Main Race Festival Registration
From Seneca to the Peace Center $199-$450 The Upstate’s only race festival to feature a triathlon, half marathon, 5K and 1K, 2018 Mountains to Main Race Festival, has opened registration. The event will be held May 19. The triathlon starts in Seneca. The distance running races will occur along the scenic Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail and finish at the Peace Center downtown. mountainstomainstreet.org
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FIGURE. THIS. OUT. Animal Care’s
Featuring Ruff Reporter:
The Spay That Saved a Life
I’m alive today because of you. When we moved to Greenville, my mom, Nikki, brought me in to be spayed through Animal Care’s free large breed dog spay/neuter program. It was too expensive to afford a spay surgery where we lived before, and she didn’t want me having any more puppies. During my surgery, Animal Care’s veterinarian discovered I had a cyst the size of a grapefruit on my ovary. I could have died if it ruptured, so they used money from the Second Chance Fund to cover the removal and took care of it right then and there. Thanks to donations from animal lovers like you, my life was saved and I got to be here to welcome our new human baby into the family. My mom says it’s the best Christmas present she could have gotten! Please consider donating on our website, GreenvillePets.org, to help more pets like me.
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THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
LEGAL NOTICE RATES ABC Notices $165 Summons, Notices, Foreclosures, etc. $1.20 per line 864.679.1205 | email: email@example.com SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: Leachate Tank Blower Repair/Installation and Mixer Replacement, RFP #3301/08/18, until Monday, January 8, 2018, 3:00 PM, EST. A Pre-Proposal Meeting with Site Visit to Follow, is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:00 AM, EST at Twin Chimneys Landfill, 11075 Augusta Road; Honea Path, SC 29654. Solicitations can be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/procurement/ or by calling (864) 467-7200.
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Bad Daddy’s International, 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 1922 Augusta Road Ste A1-A, Greenville, SC 29605. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 24, 2017. 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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NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Chief’s Firewater Saloon, LLC/ DBA Chief’s-Wings-Firewater 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 723 Congaree Road, Greenville, SC 29607. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 17, 2017. 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 Speed Factory Indoor Karting of Greenville, INC 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 1524 Roper Mt Road, Greenville, SC 29615. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2017. 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 Cherokee Rose Saloon 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 2824 Geer Highway, Marietta, SC 29661. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 24, 2017. 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 Crab Shack Acquisition SC, 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 102 East Beacon Drive, Greenville, SC 29615. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2017. 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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PUBLIC SALE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 12/16/2017, at 9:00 a.m. at East North Storage, 4329 East North Street, Greenville, SC, the undersigned, East North Storage will sell at Public Sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: 1. Unit: A069, Jeanette Anderson, Clothes, misc. household 2. Unit: A054, Vicki Carrido, Household, misc. boxes 3. Unit: A110, Tonya Edwards, appliances, misc. household 4. Unit: A171, Michael Strother, Misc. household 5. Unit: A020, Mark Bradberry, Misc. household; boxes 6. Unit: A200, Kelvin Hunter, Misc. household, alum wheels, tools 7. Unit: B302, Lawrence Adams, Bar Stools, misc. household. 8. Unit: B229, Richard Arboscello, Misc. boxes, kids John Deere Tractor 9. Unit: B062, Linda Padgett, Furniture, buffet and hutch, washer/dryer, living room suite 10. Unit: C006, Patricia Dougherty, Misc. household, Children items, shop vacs
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) C/A NO: 2017-CP-23-06664 DEFICIENCY WAIVED STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Guild Mortgage Company, PLAINTIFF, vs. Richard D. Thompson a/k/a Richard Thompson; Jessica Jacobs, DEFENDANT(S) TO THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master in Equity for Greenville County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY:
YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such an appointment within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master in Equity in/for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. NOTICE OF FILING OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Summons, along with the Complaint, was filed with the Clerk of Court for Greenville County, South Carolina, on October 23, 2017. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter “Order”), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Hutchens Law Firm, P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202 or call 803726-2700. Hutchens Law Firm, represents the Plaintiff in this action and does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date of this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY/ AGENT MAY PROCEED WITH A FORECLOSURE ACTION. If you have already pursued loss mitigation with the Plaintiff, this Notice does not guarantee the availability of loss mitigation options or further review of your qualifications. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE C/A NO: 2017-CP-23-06294 DEFICIENCY WAIVED The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York successor in interest to JP Morgan Chase Bank as Trustee for GSRPM 2002-1, PLAINTIFF, vs. David Atkins; Linda S. Atkins; Norwood C. Bryant, Ruth S. Bryant, and Gayle Barrett; and if Norwood C. Bryant, Ruth S. Bryant, and Gayle Barrett be deceased, then any children and heirs at law to the Estates of Norwood C. Bryant, Ruth S. Bryant, and Gayle Barrett, distributees, and devisees at law to the Estates of Norwood C. Bryant, Ruth S. Bryant, and Gayle Barrett; and if any of the same be dead any and all persons entitled to claim under or through them also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien upon the real estate described in the complaint herein; Any unknown adults, any unknown infants or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe, and any persons in the military service of the United States of America being a class designated as Richard Roe; Judy Knoblauch; Joyce Barnes; Larry Bryant, DEFENDANT(S) TO THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master in Equity for Greenville County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such an appointment within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE
that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master in Equity in/for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. NOTICE OF FILING OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Summons, along with the Complaint, was filed with the Clerk of Court for Greenville County, South Carolina, on October 5, 2017. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter “Order”), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Hutchens Law Firm, P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202 or call 803726-2700. Hutchens Law Firm, represents the Plaintiff in this action and does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date of this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY/ AGENT MAY PROCEED WITH A FORECLOSURE ACTION. If you have already pursued loss mitigation with the Plaintiff, this Notice does not guarantee the availability of loss mitigation options or further review of your qualifications. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. NOTICE TO APPOINT ATTORNEY FOR DEFENANT(S) IN MILITARY SERVICE TO UNKNOWN OR KNOWN DEFENDANTS THAT MAY BE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALL BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS RICHARD ROE: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED that Plaintiff’s attorney has applied for the appointment of an attorney to represent you. If you fail to apply for the appointment of an attorney to represent you within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you Plaintiff’s appointment will be made absolute with no further action from Plaintiff.
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