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Preserve GHS as a strong, local health-care system By William F. Schmidt III, MD, PhD
We are fortunate to live in the Upstate. We live in a thriving, growing community where we look out for each other. One of the many benefits of living here is access to outstanding health care from our nonprofit, first-class health-care systems. At Greenville Health System (GHS), we are here for the community. As the safety-net hospital for the Upstate, we treat everyone regardless of their ability to pay, supported by the amazingly generous donors who live in our region. Many people are unaware that not one penny of their tax money goes to support GHS, unlike most other places in the country where uncompensated care is provided by a tax-supported public hospital.
We are grateful to all of you who have been there for GHS over the years. GHS exists because of YOU. We exist because you have supported the organization since its founding in 1912 with your financial gifts, your talents, your enthusiasm, and your vision.
We are grateful to all of you who have been there for GHS over the years. GHS exists because of YOU. We exist because you have supported the organization since its founding in 1912 with your financial gifts, your talents, your enthusiasm, and your vision. You are always inspiring us to aim higher and constantly improve our care. Because of you, GHS offers everything from groundbreaking, nationally acclaimed cancer treatments unavailable at other hospitals to bone marrow transplants, a renowned Children’s Hospital, and medical and nursing schools to develop our future
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workforce. GHS provides high-quality specialty care so patients with complex medical problems can stay here with their families and friends instead of being forced to travel for treatments. Being a safety-net hospital means more than not turning away our less fortunate neighbors. Yes, we provide health care for low-income individuals regardless of their insurance status and ability to pay. In 2017, the value to our community of this uncompensated care was $98.7 million in charity care and $96 million more in bad debt. Because we’re a nonprofit organization, we also develop and provide clinical services based upon the needs of the community, not upon their ability to generate shareholder profits required by for-profit hospitals. For example, GHS is not reimbursed for the cost of care provided to thousands of uninsured, indigent, and Medicaid patients each year. These patients receive care across all areas of GHS, from inpatient specialty units to emergency trauma services to ambulatory geriatric services — yet GHS receives no tax dollars to offset those unreimbursed costs. I am asking for your support in keeping GHS as our local health system. As you may know, certain legislators within our state government previously introduced a bill proposing the sale of GHS to the highest bidder, with use of the proceeds to fund a variety of nonmedical public projects. If that were to happen, it is highly likely the purchasing corporation would be an out-of-state, for-profit organization without strong local relationships or commitment to the Upstate and the members of our community. Such organizations limit their uncompensated care to governmentmandated evaluation, stabilization, and transfer; prioritize clinical services based upon return on investment; and pass profits to shareholders rather than reinvesting in the community to meet local needs. It now appears priorities have been reconsidered and passage of a compromise bill is possible. I ask you to join me in encouraging our legislators to pass the current legislation and our governor to sign it into law, preserving GHS as one of our strong Upstate health-care systems. GHS is able to offer incredible health care to our local community because our community believes in us and supports us. We are community members caring for each other. Don’t let YOUR health-care system be sold off to serve the political motivations of others. Please call or email your legislators and tell them you strongly encourage permanent resolution of this issue in a way that allows GHS to successfully evolve in a rapidly changing national health-care landscape.
William F. Schmidt helped found GHS’ nationally recognized Children’s Hospital almost 30 years ago, fundamentally changing health care for children and families in the Upstate. He’s now vice president of development for the GHS Health Sciences Center and is physician leader for GHS’ Office of Philanthropy and Partnership.
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What is the definition of safe, stable shelter? By Susan McLarty
Recent lively debates during County Council meetings have sparked conversations about adequate outdoor shelter for dogs in Greenville County. Hundreds of dogrescue advocates described harsh conditions with lean-to shelters that led to frostbite and even death. The discussion identified a dual-reality for Greenville. In one reality, Greenville is an award-winning tourist destination. In another reality, Greenville is a place where it is legal and acceptable for a dog to suffer. The question of how to define adequate shelter resulted in a unanimous decision by County Council to pass the ordinance that provides reasonable protection from weather exposure. The unresolved question is: Who else is lacking adequate shelter, in addition to our four-legged friends? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” visited Greenville in April 2017 and said, “Without stable shelter, everything falls apart.” Desmond was speaking at the United Ministries’ Uniting for Change Luncheon on behalf of the growing majority in our country who live below the poverty line and receive no housing assistance. Since receiving the Key to the City from Mayor Knox White, Desmond has transitioned to co-teach with this year’s
Uniting for Change Luncheon speaker Kathryn Edin. As one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, Edin unveiled in 2011 that in any given month there were 1.5 million families, with about 3 million children, with cash incomes below the extreme threshold of $2 per person per day. Take a moment and consider what you might spend on a cup of coffee per day and contrast this with purchasing necessities like food for less than the cup of coffee. The rise in extreme poverty has increased by 4 percent since 1996 when welfare was reformed. In Greenville County, there has been a 62 percent rise in the poverty rate since 2000 with the number of children experiencing homelessness in Greenville County Schools increasing from 582 in 2011 to 942 in 2017. Edin documents that homelessness is rising across the country, which leaves families with little to no options. The loss of a job was the primary precursor to a spell of $2-a-day poverty coupled with the cost of rental housing increasing 6 percent and wages declining by 12 percent over the past two decades. Yet the stories shared in Edin’s book, “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America,” co-written with H. Luke Shaefer, exemplify families who are workers: All had worked or were working, but the loss of job caused a downward spiral. In Greenville, the Miracle Hill Rescue
Mission has 130 emergency shelter beds for men who are rebuilding their lives. On average, there are 40 men working full time in service jobs downtown, while living in emergency shelter, who are not able to access safe affordable homes. According to a report released in March by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition, the U.S. has a shortage of more than 7.2 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income renter households. Only 35 affordable and available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. The challenge of addressing the loss of the social safety net since welfare reform, housing instability, and lowwage labor is at the heart of why Edin calls for a new conversation, as well as to finish the job started in 1996 to transform the social safety net. The expertise Edin will share on April 19 will provide our community the ability to dig deeper in our understanding of not only our deficit of homes affordable to incomes but also our dependence on low-wage labor in the midst of our high-powered economy. Susan McLarty will begin her tenure as Greenville’s first homeless coordinator on May 1.
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We’re only one month away from the funnest day of the year, when I get to walk the trails with all my friends and save lives doing it. In case you haven’t heard, the 4th Annual Tails & Trails 5K Run/Walk is happening on May 12th at Conestee Park. There’s a chance for you to fundraise just by sending a link to your friends and family where they can donate towards your goal. Animal Care’s mission is to build a NO KILL community in Greenville County, and dollars add up to lives saved. Will you join our cause and register to be a life saver? You can even get a discount by signing up before April 30. Just go to GreenvillePets.org to learn all about our biggest fundraiser of the year and how you can help homeless pets like me.
More police officers would patrol Greenville’s downtown under the city’s proposed 2018-19 operating budget. Police Chief Ken Miller had proposed in January the city create a special downtown “entertainment district unit,” which would patrol from Markley Street near Fluor Field in the West End to Beattie Street near the Hyatt from 3 p.m.-3 a.m. to coincide with downtown’s peak hours. The proposed budget, unveiled by City Manager John Castile and members of the city’s Office of Budget and Management at the City Council’s committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, April 3, adds eight officers and two sergeants, half of Miller’s request. The new police officers were one of the few new initiatives included in the proposed budget. There were $7.3 million in new requests; less than $1 million could be funded, Castile said. “Many are worthy projects,” he said. “We’ll keep them on the list.” Among the new items that got in were extra money for employee tuition reimbursement, replacement protective equipment for the fire department, more police body cameras, internally illuminated street signs, rubber speed humps, two new positions in the parking department, downtown restroom repairs, a new point-of-sale system for the zoo, an automated side-loader garbage truck, and money to pay for the city’s new comprehensive and downtown plans. Left out were new public safety administrative space, additional funding for affordable housing initiatives, a new Stone Avenue Fire Station, implementation of the Cleveland Park master plan, renovation of the West End Plaza, streetscaping for Augusta and Laurens roads, new parking in the West End and the Village of West Greenville, and expansion of the Spring Street parking garage. The budget includes a 3 percent increase in employee compensation, a 1 percent increase in employer contribution to the state pension fund, and a 7.5 percent increase in health insurance. Greenville residents wouldn’t pay higher property taxes under the proposed budget, but they would pay more for wastewater and stormwater collection. Parking and zoo admission and memberships rates would stay the same. Miller has said the new entertainment district unit is needed to keep up with downtown’s growing popularity with residents, visitors, and protestors. The city’s downtown residential population is increasing — it is estimated that about 7,000 people now live there. There are
GREENVILLE BUDGET BASICS What’s the bottom line?
$200.5 million WHAT’S IN?
• Money for the city’s new downtown plan • New downtown holiday decorations • Additional money for employee tuition reimbursement • Automated side loader garbage truck • Fire department administrative assistant • Two new parking department employees • Internally illuminated street signs • Rubber speed humps • Downtown restroom repairs • Zoo point-of-sale system
WHAT’S NOT? • Additional funding for affordable housing • Stone Avenue Fire Station replacement • Cleveland Park master plan implementation • West End Market renovation • Cultural Corridor Urban Trail • Rhett Street streetscape and road alignment • West End parking • Village of West Greenville parking • Public safety radio replacement
WHAT’S IT GOING TO COST? Property taxes stay the same 5 percent wastewater fee increase 2.2 percent stormwater fee increase Parking rates stay the same Zoo admission and memberships stay the same
1,484 residential units under construction and another 142 in the planning stages. About 28,800 people work downtown during the day. One hundred and twenty-five restaurants and 25 bars operate in the central business district from Beattie Place to Markley Street. Ten hotels are operating now, and four are under construction. Two more are planned. In addition, the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail attracts more than a half million visitors per year; the Cancer Survivors Park is nearing completion; and plans for City Park, the city’s new signature park on the western edge of downtown, are being developed. There were 445 special events held in Greenville last year, and 99 percent of them occurred in the central business district. In addition, downtown has become a popular place for political protests and demonstrations. Currently, six officers assigned to a larger zone cover downtown. A public hearing and first reading of the budget is scheduled for April 23. Second reading of the budget and the city’s capital improvement plan is set for May 14.
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Newly launched Greenville Housing Fund seeks affordable housing project proposals until April 13 CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
The newly launched Greenville Housing Fund will accept letters of intent until April 13 from developers of affordable and workforce housing for its first round of loans. The Greenville City Council established the independent nonprofit fund to help address the city’s shortage of more than 2,500 affordable housing units. The fund, which was launched as part of the community development financial institution CommunityWorks, will provide equity funding for the development and preservation of affordable housing for households with annual incomes between $15,000 and $55,000. The city provided $2 million as initial funding. Eligible borrowers include nonprofit and for-profit organizations, government enti-
ties, builders, developers, or a combined partnership of, committed to the production and preservation of affordable and workforce housing. Borrowers must have experience developing and managing qualified units. After the letter of intent submission period closes, Greenville Housing Fund will evaluate the applications based on readiness and overall project impact. The projects deemed most ready will be invited to complete a full application for funding. Initially, the fund will target projects in the city limits. Examples of projects that could qualify are the first phase of the Greenville Housing Authority’s redevelopment of the former Scott Towers site, which includes renovating 80 units at the Garden Apartments and constructing a 114-unit building for seniors, and a planned renovation of the 88-unit Stratham Place Apartments, said
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Ginny Stroud, the city’s community development coordinator. Greenville Housing Fund expects to award the money by the end of May, she said. Maximum loan is $500,000. “We felt an urgency to get the money working to increase the affordable housing supply,” Stroud said. After the initial loans are awarded, the fund board will look at hiring an executive director, work on affordable housing education and advocacy programs, begin developing new partnerships, and work with partners to develop projects.
Fundraising will be a top priority, Stroud said. Future funding could go toward affordable housing projects outside of the Greenville city limits. The proposed city budget for 2018-2019 does not include any money for the Greenville Housing Fund. The Hollingsworth and Graham foundations have pledged money to cover operating expenses. Westminster Presbyterian Church has also pledged $100,000.
Greenville’s first homeless coordinator outlines short-term goals CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
It will take more than one person to end homelessness in Greenville, but there’s now one person coordinating the effort. Susan McLarty, who has served as Westminster Presbyterian Church’s mission outreach coordinator since 2003, has been hired by the Greenville Homeless Alliance as Greenville’s first homeless coordinator. She will start May 1. As homeless coordinator, McLarty will help organize the efforts of dozens of groups in Greenville that are addressing the problem. McLarty, who served on the steering committee for Greenville’s affordable housing study that showed the city has a shortage of 2,500 affordable housing units and that it would cost $250 million to build its way out of it, said there used to be a surplus of homes that lowwage earners could afford. With Greenville’s growth, those have been lost, she said. “We need to build up the housing ladder,” she said. “That’s what we’ve really lost.” The condemnation of the Economy Inn on Augusta Road in January illustrates the problem. One hundred and fifty people were displaced. It was at least the third time since 2014 that hotel condemnations displaced residents in Greenville.
McLarty said her most immediate goal is to finalize an emergency housing crisis response plan in case another large residential property or motel is condemned and those who live there are displaced. McLarty said there are other motels in Greenville that could be condemned in the future. McLarty said another priority will be to get more permanent supportive housing, an intervention that combines non-time-limited affordable housing assistance with support services. McLarty said permanent supportive housing is the most effective way to address chronic homelessness, which is defined as being on the streets for a year or more. Greenville has one such housing complex, Reedy Place, and residents had a 90 percent decrease in emergency room visits, an 87 percent decrease in inpatient behavior health rehab stays, an 89 percent decrease in EMS transports, and a 92 percent decrease in days and charges at detention centers. McLarty said they are pursuing a piece of land that would be a good site for a 20-unit permanent supportive housing complex. Twenty units would not solve the problem. In the latest homeless survey, 131 people were identified as chronically homeless in Greenville County, she said. But the facility could be used as a model and replicated throughout Greenville County, she said.
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Greenville’s Tip Price Wins Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Augusta National Local Greenville junior golf player Tip Price won first place in his division at the fifth annual Drive, Chip, & Putt National Finals in Augusta, Ga., last weekend. Eighty players from across the four age divisions who won qualifying matches earned a trip to Augusta National Golf Club to participate in the event on the eve of the 2018 Masters Tournament. Price, who participated in the Boys 10-11 division, placed first in the drive portion of the match, winning with a 239-yard drive, more than 5 yards ahead of his closest competitor. Price came in second in chipping and won first place in putting, ahead of a two-way tie between Sam Udovich of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Patmon Malcom of Alpharetta, Ga. Price hit both putts within 3’3” of the hole to earn enough points to clinch the Boys 10-11 division title.
Price said he thought everyone had an equal chance of winning, but he was glad he came out on top. “It feels great, honestly,” Price said. “It’s not easy to even get here, and to win it is a bonus.” Price’s parents were just as glad that he won. Tip’s father, Brian, said they are proud that their son’s hard work has paid off. “Tip works real hard, but more importantly, he loves it,” Brian Price said. Brian introduced the game of golf to Tip when he was 4 years old. Tip trains about five times a week and has been to many tournaments, such as the Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational and the PGA Iowa Pee-Wee Tour. -Robert Hull
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“Some people are only into looks and don’t notice so much how things actually function in the city.”
GREENVILLE’S GATEKEEPERS How the Design Review Board Urban Panel has shaped downtown Words by Ariel Turner
he aesthetic of Greenville’s celebrated downtown is no accident. The massing of buildings, block patterns, pedestrian-only streets, green areas, the materials and colors used on new construction and renovations — each element since the 2000 Design Guidelines for the C-4 Central Business District were created has been approved by the City of Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel before it existed outside of a rendering or architectural drawing. The exterior designs of residential and commercial projects in the C-4 district (CBD) and the West End Preservation Overlay District, from drive-thru ATM awnings to 800-unit apartment buildings, must be approved by the five-member, volunteer panel before the projects get underway. And for the DRB panelists, the responsibility of approving, recommending changes, or denying the applications is not taken lightly. In essence, they are the gatekeepers for what Greenville will look like in the future.
“My first priority is to assure that the project abides by the design guidelines, first and foremost,” says DRB Urban Panel chairwoman Carmella Cioffi, a licensed architect with 25 years of experience. “Secondly, as a design professional and a resident of the city, to evaluate what I see and give my opinion, based on my professional training and experience, as to how a design can respect Greenville’s rich architectural history, while, at the same time, looking forward to the future of Greenville. We are very lucky to have a wide range of expertise on the board, architects, artists, developers, and preservationists. With this mix of experience, I feel that we have a great chance of doing our part to help the city continue to move forward while respecting and preserving our past.” The visual appearance of the Link Apartments at the corner of River and Rhett streets as they were proposed in August 2014 motivated West End resident Danielle Fontaine to speak at the monthly public hearing of the DRB. As a result of her input and many others’, changes to the project were made specifically on the Rhett Street side, opening the street-level units up to the sidewalk and adjusting some of the step-backs
in the balconies to create more visual interest than a solid wall. And Fontaine continued to attend meetings, giving her opinion on the applications presented from the standpoint of a visual artist and one who’d previously lived in various cities around the world and studied architecture in Montreal. She eventually was invited to join the panel. “I knew what I was getting into,” she says. Fontaine says she remembers early on in her tenure of almost three years on the panel that many of the multifamily projects that have now been built around Academy Street were presented for initial approval but looked more suburban, like something that might be built on Pelham Road. “They didn’t have the city feel, and that was one of the things early on that we had to remind people of,” she says. “This is the city. We’re trying to get an urban feel to Greenville, and our architecture needs to reflect that.” Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, she says. The Grand Bohemian Hotel project, for instance, was first presented to the panel with a design inspired entirely by national park architecture. And while the hotel,
COMMUNITYJOURNALS.COM rounding buildings, the walkable areas nearby, and the practicality of the proposed materials, for instance. Often the panel will request to see physical samples of the construction materials WALKABLE The “spaces” between buildings before approving their usage. should be designed and built to provide a “As someone once said, the devil is walking experience as desirable as the intended in the details,” Cioffi says. “One of the destination, as well as to accommodate people things that makes Greenville’s archifrom a range of ages and physical abilities. tectural fabric so special is the detail. The depth of window jambs create a CONNECTED The convenience of pedestrians shadow line, the brickwork details creshould take precedence over the needs of the ate visual interest, the proper proportion and transition from one material infrastructure and building systems they use to another enhances overall and inhabit. composition. These things HUMAN SCALED Buildings should incorporate are what create a rich tapestry, and to not encourage architectural features along sidewalks and other this type of design would be a primary public rights-of-way that add visual detriment to what the City of interest and provide visual cues for pedestrians Greenville has worked so hard and cyclists relating to access and use. to restore and protect.” Fontaine further explains RESILIENT Building and site designs should the attention to detail. consider a project’s full life-cycle to ensure “At the Design Review that the private realm is both adaptable to Board we are not supposed to changes in market needs and aligned with the be really concerned with particular architecture styles, but functionality of the public realm. how well does it work for a city,” FonGREEN Public realm designs should prioritize taine says. “There are many possible looks to urban. We try not to dictate pedestrian comfort through an acknowledgment styles but dictate aspects. How will it of local climate and environmental factors. work with the pedestrians in the city is ACTIVE Improving the well-being and quality always what feels the most important to me, and how does it relate to the of life of people requires that public realm and surrounding buildings also.” building designs encourage pedestrians to be Most of the local architects submitactive participants in the day-to-day experience ting designs to the city are well versed of the City. in the guidelines, but occasionally they’ll push the envelope, Fontaine (source: Greenville Downtown Design Guidelines) says, which leads to lively discussion during meetings. One of the several local architecture firms who has helped shape downtown Greenville through its projects, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture planned to break ground this spring, sits on Falls Park (MPS), has invested in the city’s overall efforts to create on the Reedy, it is also situated in the middle of the city. a sense of place through thoughtfully designed mixedThe compromise, which has been a process over the use developments that contribute to the overall appeal past two years, was to allow the architect to keep the roof the CBD. mantic, rustic feel that would contrast with many of the A key example is McBee Station, for which MPS conother nearby modern hotel projects while streamlining sidered the historic character of the downtown architecthe shapes and changing the materials to give it a more ture and used a warehouse and historic mill approach to modern appeal. break up the overall mass of the building and maintain a “You know that there’s a demand for that kind of pedestrian scale along the McBee Avenue facade. more romantic architecture, but you know that it has to “As architects, our legacy outlives us, so we must be fit in town also,” Fontaine says. good stewards of the influence we have on our city,” says Which brings up one of the more complicated aspects Joe Pazdan, principal in charge of MPS. “The guidelines of sitting on the DRB and trying to assess whether projcontinue to evolve, but they give us all broad boundaries ects meet the written guidelines: to work within as we design enduring projects that will “You can have all the guidelines in the world,” Fonimpact generations of Greenville residents.” taine says, “but every site is different, and you have to MPS leadership is also regularly involved in advising take into consideration unique aspects of the site also.” on the design guidelines and other city organizations. Determining the appropriateness of a design for each “When we started our firm decades ago, we made a unique location requires the panelists to compare the point of locating our office downtown in order to have a project with the guidelines, and then look at the sur-
04.13.2018 | GREENVILLE JOURNAL | 15 role in the growth and health of our city,” Pazdan says. “Since then, we’ve consistently invested in our people, spending time serving on planning and zoning boards, the DRB, and the GLDC [Greenville Local Development Corp.].” More often than not, however, it’s architects from out of town, like for Link and the Grand Bohemian, who don’t always adhere to the guidelines for various reasons. Sometimes those projects are so far removed from Greenville’s design culture that they will result in a unanimous denial from the panel, but other times, the architects are bringing in designs that would complement surrounding buildings and introduce new ideas to the city.
“We are not supposed to be really concerned with particular architecture styles, but how well does it work for a city.”
“We need to be trying different things,” Fontaine says. “We need to modernize ourselves in various ways, so getting ideas from outside our own local architects is good, too.” The guidelines for the CBD also include areas of special conditions, such as the West End Historic District and Court Square District, because they have unique historical or cultural significance. Guidelines for those areas are different. A recent example that sparked public discussion was the proposed Diner 24 sign for the former Charlie’s Steakhouse location on Coffee Street. The proposed sign featured exposed light bulbs similar to the Warehouse Theatre sign that had been installed in the West End within the previous year. The DRB denied Diner 24’s application for the “Route 66-style” sign, citing the different guidelines for Main Street verses the West End. When the panel makes a decision that people don’t like, its members hear about it. And they welcome feedback, especially during the public hearings when residents have a platform to impact the decision. Fontaine says that sometimes people will comment and have a clear understanding of the whole process and all of the determining factors, but not always. “Some people are only into looks and don’t notice so much how things actually function in the city,” she says. “And we learn from what people tell us, because every once in a while they look at it from a perspective that we hadn’t considered.” The City of Greenville Design Review Board Urban Panel meets for its public hearing at 4 p.m. every first Thursday of the month on the 10th floor of City Hall. In addition to Cioffi and Fontaine, current members are Robert Benedict, Mitchell “Mitch” Lehde, and Bogue Wallin.
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‘A GREAT TRADITION’ Federal judge who presided over Dylann Roof trial: South Carolina has history of tolerance CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
During his eight years as a federal judge, Richard Gergel has overturned the South Carolina Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage, overturned a death sentence because the prosecutor compared a black defendant to King Kong, and presided over the trial of Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine AfricanAmericans during a church Bible study. It would appear to some that South Carolina is not a tolerant place. But that’s far from the truth, said Gergel, a U.S. District Court judge in Charleston. “I’ll simply say tolerance and respect for the diverse views of others is part of our state’s history,” said Gergel, who wouldn’t talk about specific cases over which he has presided.
“We haven’t always been perfect. But it’s been a major thread in our history.” Gergel, a historian who has studied civil rights and religious tolerance in South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker Sunday, April 15, at ShalomFest ‘18. He is presenting “From Francis Salvador to Max Heller: Jewish Public Service in South Carolina” at 1:30 p.m. Gergel said South Carolina’s religious tolerance dates back to when noblemen were trying to induce settlers to the Province of Carolina, which included most of the land between what is now Virginia and Florida. The Fundamental Constitution of Carolina, written by the British philosopher John Locke, provided that any seven or more people agreeing in any religion could form their own church.
“There’s a history of Jewish public servants in the state. It’s a tradition that goes on from the inception of the state to the present.” Richard Gergel
Richard Gergel will be the keynote speaker at ShalomFest ’18.
“It was the first constitution in history to outline religious freedom,” Gergel said. By 1700, more than half of the white settlers in Carolina were religious dissenters. A century later, South Carolina had the largest Jewish population of any of the United States. “You don’t think of our state as a particularly tolerant place, but it was a model of tolerance,” Gergel said. “It’s a great tradition of which we all need to remind ourselves.” The first Jew to be elected to public office was Francis Salvador, a young English plantation owner in the Ninety Six district near Greenwood. There have been plenty of Jewish officeholders since. Jews were elected mayor in Columbia, Camden, Georgetown, and, of course, in Greenville, where Max Heller was credited with downtown’s renaissance. They have served in the state House and Senate. Gergel was the first Jewish federal judge in South Carolina. “There’s a history of Jewish public servants in the state. It’s a tradition that goes on from the inception of the state to the present,” Gergel said. “Jews are called to service. They are deeply grateful communities have allowed them to thrive and prosper.” Years ago, Gergel appeared on historian Walter Edgar’s program on public radio. He was talking about Jews that settled in
South Carolina’s small towns from 1880 through 1930 and opened stores. All the phones lit up, prompting Edgar to think that they were having technical problems, Gergel said. When he answered the first call, the person on the line told him they had grown up in Saluda and knew the Greenbergs, the judge said. Call after call, listeners were saying the same thing, the difference being the name of the towns and the names of the Jewish families that operated the stores there. “Jews were so accepted in small towns,” Gergel said. That doesn’t mean anti-Semitism or discrimination doesn’t exist, and Gergel said some religions are tolerated more than others. “But the larger story is how our state is widely accepting of diverse populations,” he said. This year is the 10th ShalomFest, which was started as a way to introduce the Upstate to Jewish traditions, culture, and food. Sisters-in-law Angi and Liz Einstein are co-chairing this year’s festival. They are both Christians who married Jews more than 25 years ago but did not convert. “In all this time, we are still learning this beautiful faith,” Angi Einstein said. “Since it is our families’ faith and the faith that Jesus was raised in, it’s important for us to understand as much as we can.” The festival, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Temple of Israel in Greenville, will feature Zev Rogalin, a Lithuanian who survived three concentration camps, including Dachau. He will present “When They Came for the Neighbors: Bearing Witness” at noon April 15. The presentation will detail Rogalin’s experience during the Holocaust and his life in Israel in the 1940s and 1950s. In addition, there will be performances by an interfaith choir, a 42-minute film from the National Holocaust Museum, a rabbi lecture on bar and bat mitzvahs, recreations of a Jewish wedding and Passover Seder, food, and children’s activities.
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Greenville County Animal Care announces progress since January
stone of a 90 percent no-kill save rate. Seven hundred and fifty large dogs have entered the shelter since Jan. 1, and 500 of those have been adopted, while 250 are still in need of a home. Five hundred and fifty small dogs and puppies have also entered the shelter, as well as 100 cats and 48 kittens. In total, 980 animals have been adopted into loving homes. Lost pets have made up 68 percent of GCAC’s intake since Jan. 1 for pets in Greenville and Spartanburg County, making it a great place to check first when a pet goes missing. Two hundred and fifteen lost pets were returned to their owners. There have been 915 free spays and neuters provided to high-risk pet populations through the donations of the community. One hundred and fifty heartworm-positive dogs entered the shelter that required treatment totaling about $100,000. MUSEUM
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate receives grant for financial literacy programs
Greenville County Animal Care is currently at an 87 percent save rate, which is incredibly close to the next mile-
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) has been granted $10,000 from the Piedmont Chapter of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), which represents more than 4,000 CPAs and accounting professionals throughout the state. The funds will go toward the museum’s Finances for the Family program, which is a family-based financial literary series built to
educate parents and children. SCACPA has shown its support for TCMU since 2013, where it helped maintain the Money Works bank exhibit. This partnership helps families to learn to make better choices about their finances while also educating future generations. PHILANTHROPY
Peace of Triune Art Auction to be held April 19 The Upstate Women’s Club of Simpsonville will host the Peace of Triune Art Auction for the 6th time. The event will benefit the Triune Mercy Center and its program that help Greenville’s homeless. The event will be held on Thursday, April 19, at Studio 220 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville on North Main Street. Admission for the event will be free. The event is presented by Southern First Bank and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction featuring contributed art and other items. A live auction will follow with a performance by Joe Everson. The auction will feature works by professional artists throughout the Upstate that have been donated, as well as artists in the Triune Art Room. Submit community news items to www.greenvillejournal.com/submit.
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isting musical programs are expecting updates as well to include additional credits in applied music study, new experiential learning internships in the community, and a seminar focused on developing entrepreneurial skills and mindset for the 21stcentury musician. Dr. Michael Moore, who is the current head of the Department of Music Education, will become chair of the Division of Music this summer. Moore and
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GREENVILLE – Billy Lewis Ramsey, 82, husband of the late Thella Seagraves Ramsey, passed away peacefully in his daughter’s home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
He is survived by one daughter, Susan Thoss and husband, Stephan; three sons, Tony Ramsey and wife, Anita; Roger Ramsey and wife, Joan; and Billy Ramsey and wife, Sharon; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Ramsey, Josh Thoss, Jessica Wangler, Emily Ramsey, and Jacob Ramsey; and four greatgrandchildren, Carly and Ethan Gilbert, and Michael and Brayden Wangler.
Born in Logan, WV, he was the son of the late Walter and Elizabeth Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey was a true Patriot and was deeply devoted to his family, his country, and his Lord and Savior. He retired from the Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant having served in Vietnam and during Cuban Missile Crisis. While in service, he earned a Good Conduct Medal with five stars, a Vietnamese Service Medal with three stars, a Combat Aircrew Insignia with three stars, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, an Air Medal with two stars, and the Cross of Gallantry with palm.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael “Mike” Ramsey. We celebrated his incredible life on Monday, April 9, 2018 with a visitation at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast and the funeral service in the Chapel. Burial took place in Greenville Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to DAV – Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
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Alphonse George Kelada SIMPSONVILLE – Alphonse George Kelada, 84, passed away on April 7, 2018 at the McCall Hospice House of Simpsonville, S.C. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt on August 15, 1933, to the late George David and Marie Shehata Kelada. He is survived by his wife, Nabila Rafla Kelada, whom he married on August 6, 1972 in Montreal, Canada; his son, George Kelada, and his wife, Julie Wyatt Kelada; his daughter, Dahlia Kelada Kerr, and her husband Christopher Alan Kerr; his grandchildren, Wyatt Gabriel Kelada, Elle Alexandria Kelada, Lucas Alan Kerr, and Maggie Evan Kerr; and his sisters, Nadia Kelada Naguib, and Isis Kelada Magadan and her husband, Edito. Alphonse was preceded in death by his dear friend and brother-in-law, Dr. Selim Naguib. Mr. Kelada held a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. His lifelong career in package (yarn) dyeing included training in Germany and Switzerland before immigrating to Montreal, Canada in 1964. During the 1970’s, he served as General Manager of the Dominion Textiles Mount Royal Dyehouse in Montreal. After the company acquired Linn-Corriher in Landis, N.C., he moved his family to Salisbury, N.C. in 1980
to serve as manager of the Corlin Dyehouse. In 1985, he joined U.S. Finishing in Greenville, S.C. as General Manager. In February of 1988, Mr. Kelada, with the help of his unwavering wife, founded Spartan Dyers in Spartanburg, S.C. His son, George, joined the business full-time in 1996 followed by his daughter, Dahlia, in 1997. In November of 1997, Spartan Dyers acquired the Pharr Yarns Sterling Plant in Belmont, N.C. He would regularly mention that owning a facility like the Sterling Plant exceeded his wildest dreams. Sharing his passion for dyeing yarn with his family and team of loyal associates brought him great joy. So much so that he had no interest in retiring. Mr. Kelada was also passionate about supporting the Christians of Egypt. He was a founding member of the Copts Association in both Canada and the United States. Locally, he served the
Lord through his efforts at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church located in Mauldin, S.C. The church started in Greenville in the early 1980’s when the first families gathered together in their homes to pray. Mr. Kelada was instrumental in making the construction of their church a reality in 2001. The church is built in the Coptic tradition and now serves as a place of worship for approximately 200 families. Mr. Kelada regularly reminded those around him of the reality that, “We are in the hands of the Lord.” We take comfort in knowing that he is now at home with the Lord. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13th, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 1604 NE Main Street, Simpsonville, S.C. 29681. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, 507 South Main Street, Mauldin, S.C. 29662. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church Youth Fund, P.O. Box 26195, Greenville, S.C. 29616-1195.
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Color of the Year Ultra Violet shares the spectrum with springtime’s purple artichoke, blending beauty and bounty in the home. by Stephanie Burnette | photography by Chelsey Ashford
ANTONE’s Color of the Year Ultra Violet caught us a bit by surprise with its celestial hues and lofty epitomes. And though it may feel premature to paint the town purple, nature offers us an organic application with a rush of artichokes speeding to spring markets. The purple variety is almost a dead ringer at its elbows for the Ultra Violet chip #18-3838. Artichokes look pert simply grouped on a table, in a bowl or as part of an arrangement, adding significant architecture to a container. PANTONE tells us Ultra Violet is forward thinking with energy that communicates ingenuity and calls it an “enigmatic purple, nuanced and full of emotion.” What we’re certain of is that the aubergine globes feel fresh in the home, a symbol of Ultra Violet’s undeniable aplomb. We asked Suzie Bunn of STATICE to create an array in an Ultra Violet mood and the result is unpredictably warm and earthy, demonstrating the Color of the Year’s natural élan. Bunn captured early spring with elements that run the gamut of purple components; the bouquet feels harmonious in shades of violet, lilac and fuchsia, blue-leaning pinks, mossy greens and take note of the artichoke’s citron interior, naturally tipped in bronze. We created our own palate from this bouquet with an app called PANTONE Studio. In our estimation, it’s a game changer for identifying paint formulations. Simply snap a photo of an object or scene, indoors or out, and watch a palate manifest. With the tap of finger, your table or décor can be inspired directly from real life.
Metallics are a luxe complement to PANTONE’s 2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet. Hotels have embraced the color purely on its own, featuring its pop and saturated energy in lobbies and common spaces.
13 Waccamaw Ave., Augusta Rd. area $435,000
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On the market Chelsea Woods • Open Sun. 2-4 p.m.
Highgrove Estates • Open Sun. 2-4 p.m.
032/Clear Springs • Open Sun. 2-4 p.m.
Asheton Springs • Open Sun. 2-4 p.m.
207 Chelsea Lane · $729,000 · MLS# 1362973
4 Glengrove Drive · $536,900 · MLS# 1362073
108 Angel Falls Drive · $449,900 · MLS# 1364203
6 Venetian Court · $415,000 · MLS# 1361454
5BR/4.5BA Beautiful home with high quality construction, close to all Greenville and Spartanburg Amenities with two masters and in-law suit. Pelham to Parkway to S. Batesville to Enoree rd.
5BR/4.5BA Freshly painted home with many builder upgrades! Master Bedroom with separate sitting area. Spacious, covered tiled patio, perfect for entertaining. Right on Batesville Rd. Left Highgrove Ct. Right on Glengrove
5BR/4f2hBA FIVE FORKS AREA, ~5800SF OF AMAZING HOME! BONUS ROOM & MEDIA ROOM! 3-CAR GARAGE, .57 ACRE, ALL BELLS&WHISTLES! COME SEE! East on Woodruff Road to R@ Scuffletown Road, ~3.5mi on Right
4BR/3BA Polished, classic, Asheton Springs! FF hardwood floors, guest BR & full bath, upstairs MBR w/FP, screened porch, cul-de-sac location! From HWY 14, Asheton Way, L @ Ashbury, left, left
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5BR/3BA Brick 5BR + bonus w/3 full baths 3 car garage. Master & 2nd BR on main. Master-dual vanities/garden tub/tile shower. Kitchen-granite countertops/stainless steel appliances/2 pantries. Upstairs-3 large BRs + bonus.
2BR/1BA Beautifully renovated home off Augusta Road. Open floor plan. Spacious kit w/marble c’tops, stainless steel apps. Beautiful hdwds. Freshly painted throughout. Newer HVAC/architectural roof/electrical/plumbing/windows/cabinets. Fenced yd /deck.
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One Owner, Fully Finished Basement Home with Breathtaking Grounds! This stunning basement home boasts an awesome floor plan and all that nature has to offer. The main level provides an unforgettable Great Room with stacked stone gas fireplace and views of the home’s large screen porch. The kitchen and breakfast area also share in the home’s Keeping Room that showcases the home’s second gas log fireplace. New appliances can also be found in the kitchen as well as a walk-in laundry room with sink, wrap around bar, and granite countertops. The front dining room is elegant and has tall windows taking in views of the manicured grounds. The owner’s retreat is on the main level
with hardwoods and an upgraded bathroom with a fully tiled walk-in shower and a large walk-in closet. The upstairs has three bedrooms, walk-in closets and and a Jack and Jill style bathroom. The basement is truly lower level luxury with a guest bedroom, full bathroom, huge center bonus room with nearby sink for beverages and serving, exercise room (among other options), workshop area and boundless walk-in storage space. There’s over 600 Sf of unfinished space! The basement level has a graciously sized deck with hot tub and access to the backyard that has mature trees and the sights and sounds of the Enoree River, Griffith Creek and koi pond.
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The Marchant Company Recognizes Agents for Excellent Performance in 2017 As the Upstate’s “Signature Real Estate Agency,” The Marchant Company is a small boutique business of just 35 agents that is conRiggs Valerie Miller Properties sistently a top per- T. Marchant broker-in-charge, agents honored included: former in GreenTom Marchant – Unit Listing Agent ville. The Marchant Company is proud to recognize the following REALTORS® for of the Year, Volume Listing Agent of the Year, Volume Sales Agent of the Year, outstanding performance in 2017: Congratulated by Seabrook Marchant, Highest Average Listing Price Agent of
Purdie B. Marchant Maisenhelder A. Marchant & B. Marchant the Year, Highest Average Sales Price Runner Up, Average Listing Price Runner Agent of the Year, and 2017 “Signature” Up, Average Sales Price Runner Up Agent of the Year Valerie Miller Properties (Clint Miller, Barb Riggs – Unit Sales Agent of the Year, Valerie Miller, Chuck Miller) –Unit ListVolume Sales Runner Up, Unit Listings continued on PAGE 29
Swing for a Million Dollars! April 27 – April 28 Eagle Zone Golf
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Take your shot at making a hole in one in the finals and win $1,000,000! $500 prize each day for being closest to the pin and a chance to win a million dollars.
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Laurens Electric offers golfers a sh t at $1 million Come to the Eagle Zone Golf Improvement Center on Pelham Road in Greenville, Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 for a chance to win $1 million in Laurens Electric Cooperative’s and Touchstone Energy’s 16th Annual Hole-In-One Shootout. All proceeds from the event will benefit the LEC Community Impact Initiative. ®
10 players will qualify each day by being closest to the pin to compete in the finals, when participants have a chance of winning one million dollars by shooting a hole-in-one. Qualifying times are Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The finals will follow on Saturday at 6 p.m.
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the LEC Community Impact Initiative, a program that provides grants, not to exceed $2,000, to local charities for purposes that enrich the quality of life of the citizens in the communities LEC serves. Recipients will be chosen by their respective chambers and will be based on their projects that include innovative, creative, and practical solutions to current community needs.
Every dollar spent at the hole-in-one event is a dollar that will go to support the LEC Community Impact Initiative; it’s a fantastic way to contribute to the community and have a great time in the process.
Event proceeds to benefit the LEC Community Impact Initiative For more information about the Hole-In-One Shootout, visit the co-op’s web site at laurenselectric.com.
Other prizes include $500 each day to golfers with shots closest to the pin, and during the finals, $1000 to the golfer closest to the pin, $500 for the second closest, and $250 to third. G R A N T P RO G R A M
Laurens Electric is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the citizens in the upstate and in the communities the cooperative serves. All proceeds from the Hole-In-One Shootout will benefit
H e l p i n g To F u n d Community Projects
Laurens Electric Cooperative a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, serves 54,000 member-owners in Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Newberry, Union and Abbeville counties.Since 1939, the co-op has been dedicated to being the provider of choice for energy and relateds services in the Upstate.
Giving back to the community we serve is one of our core values.
Laurens Electric Cooperative, Inc. (l-r) Last year, Kendall Samero of Taylors won $1,000 for the closest-to-the-$1 million-hole shot. Aaron Thomas (pictured with son Peter) placed 2nd and won $500, followed by Jamin Drake, who took home $250.
Laurens Electric’s employees, pictured here with WSSL's Bill Ellis, top-center, volunteer their time to staff the event.
Blake, 5, enjoys free pizza and a day on the range with his family.
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Sally Ballentine Joins Coldwell Banker Caine Coldwell Banker Caine recently welcomed Sally Ballentine as a residential sales agent to its Greenville office. From running the Ballentine household as a busy mom to years of working as a legal assistant, Sally has a broad range of experience in serving people. Most recently, she spent over ten years employed as a real estate agent with local builders. Sally is thrilled to bring her talent to her position as a REALTORÒ with Coldwell Banker Caine. Sally is grateful for the opportunities real estate has given her to meet new people. She enjoys coaching her clients through their transactions as she works to make the process stressfree. In her spare time, Sally volunteers in local schools in Greenville County. “We are extremely thankful Sally has joined our team,” said Stephen Edgerton, President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Caine. “Her years of experience and passion for the industry are a wonderful addition to the office.”
Patrick Furman Joins Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the addition of Realtor Patrick Furman to the company. Furman Owner and CEO Joan Herlong said, “Patrick’s years of experience in the title sector of the Real Estate industry has given him a unique perspective on the marketplace. Patrick has owned and managed his own company for the past 8 years, and his expertise will be a wonderful asset for our clients.” Patrick Furman was born and raised
in Upstate New York. He chose to relocate to Greenville after falling in love with the area after visiting with his wife. Patrick has been in the title sector of real estate for 15 years, operating his own regional title search and property research company for the past 8 years. When he chose to move to Greenville, he felt becoming a Real Estate agent would be a perfect next step in his career. Says Furman, “I believe wholeheartedly that the more informed you are, the better decisions you will make. I look forward to drawing on my experience in title services to guide clients through each aspect of the real estate process, arming them with the knowledge they need to make a sound decision. I am honored to be a part of Joan Herlong’s company.”
Nicole Tucker Joins Coldwell Banker Caine in Greenville Coldwell Banker Caine recently welcomed Nicole Tucker as a residential sales agent to its Greenville office. In her previous career as a leasing proTucker fessional, Nicole realized her love for managing details and helping people find a place to call home. She is ready to take the next step in real estate by putting her skills to use as a REALTOR. A born and raised Upstate native, Nicole has loved watching the area change and grow. For fun, Nicole spends time with her family and stays active by riding bikes and hiking. She gives back to the community by actively participating as a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). “It is a pleasure to have Nicole join our Greenville office,” said Stephen Edgerton, President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Caine. “Her attention to detail and passion for real estate will benefit our team greatly.”
the nation’s leading residential real estate companies. According to a research report produced by REAL Trends, the 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the nation closed over 3.2 million residential sales transactions in 2017. These transactions represent approximately one-third of all new and resale transactions completed by brokers during the year, yet the REAL Trends 500represented less than one-half of one percent of all brokerage firms. The 500-ranked brokers closed 3.2 million home transactions with a value of over $1.1 trillion during 2017, up from $1.0 trillion in the calendar year 2016. Included in The 500 is Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS headquartered in Greenville, SC. C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS closed 4,473 transactions for a combined sales volume of over $1 billion in 2017, ranking it as the top firm in the Upstate of South Carolina. This year’s survey represents the most comprehensive collection of data assembled on the leaders of the residential brokerage industry. Numbers are documented by outside accounting firms. “Housing sales in the nation were up 1.1 percent in 2017 from 2016. REAL Trends 500 firms were up 3.3 percent in the same period,” said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. “For the fourth year in a row, the nation’s largest brokerage firms gained market share.” It took 1,899 transactions to be included in this year’s REAL Trends 500, up from a minimum of 1,843 transactions a year ago. In 2016, there were 235 firms recording over $1 billion in residential sales while there were 274 firms that accomplished this in 2017. To view the rankings, go to https:// www.realtrends.com/rankings/rt500.
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LOOKING BACK Laurie Anderson reflects on her enduring 50-yearcareer in new book
mental as you were in the days when you had almost nothing, the days when you were physically cutting tape or looping tape around the room. Now that everyone uses the same digital tools in sound and image, it’s harder to make something new.
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Again, I’m not someone who regrets. I like to use what I’ve got and use it as well as I can, but I’m not someone who goes, “Boy, the old days were a lot more interesting.” It’s hard to make work with pencils; it’s hard to make work with computers. It’s hard to make something that’s beautiful and meaningful no matter what the material is.
So, do you miss those limitations?
To try to sum up the career of the avantgarde artist, composer, musician, and film director Laurie Anderson in the space we have is an impossible task. Suffice it to say that, over a nearly 50-year career, Anderson has created multimedia art installations; collaborated with, among many others, the Kronos Quartet, Peter Gabriel, Jean-Michel Jarre, and William Burroughs; directed multiple short and full-length films; and created a massive conceptual piece called “United States,” a combination of musical numbers, spoken word pieces, and animated vignettes about America that ran nearly eight hours. Anderson took some time recently to look back at her various projects, including
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some that were never finished or released, with “All the Things I Lost in the Flood: Essays on Pictures, Language, and Code,” a comprehensive and idiosyncratic look back at her career. As part of the Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities’ Presidential Guest Artist Series (sponsored by The Graham Foundation and First Citizens Bank), Anderson will bring her typical ex-
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perimental spirit to Greenville on Friday, creating a multimedia presentation based on the book and meeting with students from the Governor’s School and the Fine Arts Center. We spoke with Anderson recently about the book, her career, and her plans for her time at the Governor’s School.
What was it like looking back at your career with this book? I learned that I’ve been building on some of the same ideas in ways that I hadn’t been aware of, themes that were a little more buried than I thought. I thought, “Wow, I haven’t had a new idea in 40 years!” I tried to include things that didn’t work out, because I find that so-called failures are in many ways just as interesting as the things that are successes. So I included a lot of those. I also wanted to make the point that sometimes when I was making one thing, it easily turned into another. If it was a failure as a string quartet, it might have ended up being a great installation.
Are there any projects that you regret not finishing?
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No, I don’t evaluate myself like that. I try to go forward and learn what I can from things, and I like that when something doesn’t work as one thing, they’re really interesting as others.
Did anything from the past inspire whatever your next project might be? Definitely. I’m glad you mentioned that, because I found a lot of things that were like, “Wow, this is especially interesting,” particularly some of the sound work. Electronic instruments are very fussy about the way they direct the shape of music, and sometimes you’re not able to be as experi-
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It’s almost like bringing the book back to life because it started as performances and then it got written down, and that’s one way to preserve things but not the ideal way. Instead of standing there and reading the book, I’m going to retell it, let’s put it that way. You can tell when someone’s reading as opposed to speaking. When someone’s reading, you can hear the punctuation. But when they’re speaking, you can hear all the natural hesitations and pauses and things that happen while you’re thinking. Like this conversation right now; I’m not just reading something; I’m trying to think of what the next word will be. And that’s the kind of rhythm that’s usually in my work, so the presentation of the book will be more like that than the reading.
And what about your conversations with the students? I’m very curious about what they’re thinking these days. I want to throw it over to them. I am very sure it’s challenging to be a student these days because they’re being asked to participate in some of our bigger cultural dilemmas. Since they’ve been thrown into this gun crisis, they’re required to have an opinion about it. They have a much bigger stake in it now that students have become targets of gun violence. Art and culture and politics are all connected, and my work naturally falls within those boundaries.
LAURIE ANDERSON WHEN Friday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. WHERE Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, 15 University St. TICKETS Event is free, but tickets are required INFO https://bit.ly/2FH9ZUv
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SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE For graphic designer Brooks Brackett, great projects come from small ideas SARA PEARCE | STAFF
Brooks Brackett, lead graphic designer at Redhype, believes that simple, thoughtful ideas from everyday inspirations can be the most rewarding. This proves true from two of his most recent projects, a piece inspired by the Academy Award-winning movie “Get Out,” and a commissioned piece inspired by the blockbuster hit “Black Panther.” Brackett is a Greenville native who has spent most of his life here, other than attending the Art Institute in Charlotte, N.C., for graphic design. “I have always been interested in art since I was a kid, probably the age of 3,” Brackett says. “I made my first logo, even though at the time I thought it was just a symbol, at age 10 for my skateboarding team.” Brackett has always been inspired by skateboarding culture and says that it was his first glimpse into art. Brackett says, “That’s where it first started was skateboarding with friends and emulating the artwork.” Brackett has grown vastly as an artist and designer, but still finds inspiration in the simple things in life — conversations with friends, movies, musicians he likes, and nature. Brackett has long been a fan of “Get Out” writer and director Jordan Peele. “Ever since his early ‘Mad TV’ days, and it was his first film so I had to go see it. It was a great film,” Brackett says. He was inspired by the popular horror movie and noticed that Peele had
posted some fan art on his Instagram page. Brackett created a few pieces and then shared them, in hopes that Peele would see. Peele not only saw the art but reposted it to his own Instagram page, and went on to publish it in a book, which was a compilation of about 30 pieces of art by fans (out of more than 100 that he posted on his page) inspired by the film. “I definitely wasn’t expecting that to come out of my sketches,” Brackett says. “He sent me a book, and I’ve been trying to keep it away from things to keep it nice and clean.” Brackett was also recently commissioned by the Carolina Panthers to create a promotional piece based on the team’s logo to coincide with the release of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s latest blockbuster hit. “It actually took place in like two days, so the deadline was very tight. I definitely wasn’t expecting it to get that much exposure. ‘SportsCenter’ got a hold of it. It kind of went a little viral. So, I wasn’t expecting that either,” Brackett says. “The Panthers are probably my new favorite client. It was challenging; it was unexpected; it was everything that you would want in dealing with a client. Even though it was just a quick commission, it was very rewarding,” he says. Brackett puts emphasis on how small projects or simple inspirations can reap the most rewards. “Great rewards come from pretty small ideas, even just simple conversations. It’s just a matter of writing it down and revisiting it, exploring it and hashing it out, seeing what it can grow into,” Brackett says. “A lot of my favorite ideas have started out that way. That can apply with business, art, music. It can really apply to any creative avenue.” Brackett is quietly incredibly driven.
He does not boast over the time spent on any project and is constantly working to improve his craft. “I like to draw, which is surprisingly something that not every designer does, but it can really enhance your work if done correctly,” Brackett says. “I’m trying to figure out how to paint, which is surprisingly harder than I thought it would be. I like to do things with my hands.”
He believes in following your passion in order to find success. Brackett explains, “I think the bigger message is just to do what you love to do, have fun with whatever it is that you want to pursue in life. It might not be that fun at the start, but it can be very rewarding if you stick with it. That’s one thing that art has taught me, because when I first started I had no idea I could make a career out of it.” Brackett’s next move it to continue to try new things and move outside of his comfort zone. “I like to challenge myself. I painted this and then I want to see if I can make something better next month,” he says. “It’s almost like a process of never really being satisfied, but being satisfied enough that you appreciate yourself. You always want to be a little uncomfortable.” Brackett is constantly looking for new media to master, as he dabbles in creating music on his computer and hopes to explore motion design in the future. “I want my pictures to start moving,” he says. “I want them to start interacting and talking, and I think that’s the next big step going forward. If you really enjoy something, just do it.”
Greenville graphic artist Brooks Brackett (right) was commissioned by the Carolina Panthers to create a promotional piece based on the team’s logo, coinciding with the release of “Black Panther” (above).
To see more of Brackett’s work, check out www.brooksbrackett.com, or his Instagram page.
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CHORD CHANGES Finding Freedom’s slow-build, cross-genre EP reflects its multifaceted lineup WORDS BY VINCENT HARRIS
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The title of the new EP by the Upstate band Finding Freedom is “Genre Is a Social Construct,” and it’s a concept the band spends the five songs on the EP espousing. While there are certainly familiar elements in play, like big, warmly strummed electric guitar chords, moments of crunching hard rock, and even a touch of progressive rhythms and song structures, every song on the EP sounds entirely different from the one before it. That’s not to say it doesn’t hang together. In fact, thanks to the production efforts of Andrew Oliver (from another Upstate band, Brother Oliver) and the mixing skills of Marshall Hewett of Charlotte, N.C.’s Transit Recording Studio, the sound is seamless and crisp, sounding for all the world like it was recorded, mixed, and mastered on a six-figure budget over several months rather than on a shoestring in a few weeks. “Genre Is a Social Construct” was very carefully created by the band — singer/guitarist Robert Lindblad, lead guitarist Josh Hutson, and bassist Dan Johnson — to be the best possible introduction to a multifaceted group. “Rob writes most of the music, and he’ll bring us a song that’s totally different from the last one he wrote,” Johnson says. “And we wanted to have a song selection on this EP that was very varied.” In order to make sure the EP had an impact, Finding Freedom, who will play an EP release show Friday at The Spinning Jenny
in Greer, doesn’t open the proceedings with “God of Your Own World” or “Wasted,” the two heaviest songs; instead, it slowly builds from the more subdued, almost countrytinged ballad “Nowhere I Belong,” creating a path for the listener. “We didn’t want too much shock factor where you have a song that’s really super chill, then something heavy, then something chill again,” Johnson says, “so we made sure it was a progression.” Lindblad adds that the way the band approached the EP is the same way it typically approaches its live shows. “We try to structure setlists for the shows, and definitely songs from the album, so that they flow,” he says. “Music is all about a journey I think, and that’s what we keep in mind.” There’s an intricacy to the band’s songs that comes out with repeated listens, particularly with Hutson and Lindblad’s guitars. The two weave chords and solos so effectively that it often sounds like three or four guitars playing instead of two. And because Finding Freedom started as a trio with no drummer (and, in fact, the band still doesn’t have a full-time percussionist), the band’s arrangements have more breathing room than most traditional four-piece groups. “We didn’t have a drummer for the first four or five months,” Hutson says. “We just practiced with the three of us, so we groove off of each other more than the drums.” “A lot of people start with drums when they write a song, and I’m the opposite,” Lindblad says. “That’s actually what I struggle with the most.” None of the songs’ various attributes would have come through as well if not for the firstrate production and mixing, which is interesting because the people responsible for those tasks worked completely separately. “We originally went into the studio with Andrew Oliver and he did all the basic tracking,” Johnson says. “But while he was mixing, we ran into a time issue because Brother Oliver was about to go on tour. And then when we started getting short on time, Andrew actually looked at us and said, ‘You should have one person mix and master this.’” That’s where Marshall Hewett came in. “He had the stems of the songs, and he was able to do it in three or four weeks,” Hutson says. “I loved working with both of them.”
W/ ESTUARIE, THE APARTMENT CLUB, AND THE SOULFEATHERS WHEN Friday, April 13, 7 p.m. WHERE The Spinning Jenny 107 Cannon St., Greer TICKETS $9 adv, $13 door INFO 864-469-6416, www.thespinningjennygreer.com/
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DANCE, DANCE Twins share lead role in International Ballet’s ‘Coppélia’
with IB before heading off to college because it is a full 90-minute ballet, and not a series of excerpts, and its comedic storyline requires as much acting as dancing. Set to the music of Léo Delibes, “Coppélia” follows an eccentric toymaker, Dr. Coppelius, who is determined to bring his most recent life-sized doll, Coppélia, to life. Meanwhile, a friendly village girl, Swanhilda, and her fiancé, Franz, become curious about the mysterious girl that they see in Dr. Coppelius’ shop, not realizing she’s only a doll. When Swanhilda and Franz try to sneak into Dr. Coppelius’ shop and are discovered, a chaotic chain reaction, comic impersonations, and a dramatic — but happy — conclusion follow.
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Identical twins Lydia and Logan Acker, 18, are anything but in personality. Lydia is the more outgoing of the two — laughing and bubbly — and possibly less disciplined, while Logan, the shy one, keeps Lydia in check. They both agree on these assessments, offering various anecdotal examples as proof. The most obvious is that they often hate each other’s favorite music. But the one thing they do nearly identically, and have done since they were 4 years old, is ballet. And as supportive as they are of each other, they are also fiercely competitive and drive each other to work harder. “There were definitely times when I wanted to quit ballet, and Logan was like ‘No, I want to keep doing it,’ so I was like, ‘Yeah, because Logan’s doing it, I’ll do it too,’” Lydia says. “I think being able to do it together really helped us stick with it.”
“COPPÉLIA,” PRESENTED BY INTERNATIONAL BALLET Lydia and Logan Acker. Photos provided
role and bring — although we’re doing the same acting, the same steps — like, to bring something different in our own individual personalities to the role,” Logan says. And since they are equally as accomplished ballerinas, it will be difficult even if the audience attends both performances, to tell the difference. But there
“There were definitely times when I wanted to quit ballet, and Logan was like ‘No, I want to keep doing it,’ so I was like, ‘Yeah, because Logan’s doing it, I’ll do it too.’” Lydia Acker Lydia and Logan Acker began their dance instruction at 4 years old at International Ballet Academy. Photo provided
Now as high school seniors who have danced together or shared roles in every performance to date, they will close out this stage of their young careers on April 14 and 15, performing as Swanhilda, the lead role in the classical ballet “Coppélia,” with International Ballet. They won’t actually be dancing together, though, this time. To give them both the chance to play the lead in “Coppélia,” Logan will dance Saturday night, and Lydia will dance the Sunday matinee. “It’s been interesting to share the same
are nuances to their partnering and arm movements, for instance, to which their partner, Gabriel Paluszak, who plays the male lead, will adjust. Lydia tends to have a more assertive style and Logan is more controlled in her movements, the Ackers say. The “Coppélia” performances have even more significance for the Ackers since they began their instruction at the company’s affiliate, International Ballet Academy, almost 14 years ago. As IB’s founder and the Ackers’ first teacher, Lena Forster,
WHEN April 14, 7:30 p.m.; April 15, 3 p.m.
points out, they are the only two students in the studio’s history to have begun and completed their instruction there. The twins say they are thrilled to dance in this particular production as their last
WHERE Peace Center Gunter Theatre, 300 S. Main St. TICKETS $35 INFO www.peacecenter.org
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A R T S C A LE N DA R APR. 13 -19
Main Street Friday
Conspiracy Band Apr. 13~ 232-2273 Peace Center
Billy Currington Apr. 13 ~ 467-3000 SC Children’s Theatre
Dragons Love Tacos Apr. 13-14 ~ 235-2885 Metropolitan Arts Council
Works by Frank McGrath Through Apr. 13 ~ 467-3132 Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra
One Voice: Daybreak Freedom
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Apr. 14 ~ 409-1050 International Ballet
Coppelia Apr. 14-15 ~ 467-3000 North Greenville University
Beauty and the Beast Through Apr. 14 ~ 977-7085 Peace Center
Brian Regan Apr. 15 ~ 467-3000 Peace Center
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Apr. 17 ~ 467-3000 SC Children’s Theatre
Once Upon an Orchestra Apr. 17 ~ 235-2885 Downtown Alive
The Eric Weiler Group Apr. 19 ~ 232-2273 Fine Arts Center
Spring Dance Concert Apr. 19-20 ~ 355-2550 Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Works by Nadia Barbotin & Harlan Lovestone Through Apr. 20 ~ 242-1050 Metro. Arts Council @ Centre Stage
Works by Nathan Bertling Through Apr. 29 ~ 233-6733 Greenville County Museum of Art
Carl Blair: GCMA Collection Through May 20 ~ 271-7570 Greenville Center for Creative Arts
Material Transformation Through May 23 ~ 735-3948 WXYZ @ Aloft Hotel
Works by Marian and Melanie Pouch Through May 31 ~ 313-5708
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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT GLT’s ‘Perfect Wedding’ is a finely tuned farce NEIL SHURLEY | CONTRIBUTOR
“Perfect Wedding,” opening this weekend at Greenville Little Theatre, contains all the elements you’d expect from a classic farce: slamming doors, mistaken identities, comedic chaos, and a flying toilet brush. Wait. A toilet brush? “Oh, yeah,” says actor Graham Shaffer. “We’ve got toilet brushes flying across the stage.” “That’s actually the seventh character in the play,” actor Jenell Kosmicki says. “The toilet brush.” Shaffer and Kosmicki play a bride and groom getting ready for their noon wedding. Shaffer begins explaining the plot. “Bill, the groom, wakes up on the morning of his wedding with someone in his bed —” “Who isn’t his fiancée,” Kosmicki chimes in. “And his fiancée is on her way to the hotel.” “We’ve booked the suite for today so she can get ready for the noon wedding, and I wake up with a mystery woman beside me,” Shaffer continues. “My best man, who is supposed to be arranging everything, comes in and finds me disheveled.” “And they’re trying to keep it from the bride,” Kosmicki says, “and trying to fix it.” “And it just snowballs into more and more lies as the play progresses,” Shaffer says. “The best man’s girlfriend and the maid get involved, and then the bride’s mother comes in just when everything is
coming to a head.” “And that,” Kosmicki says, “just creates more chaos.” “Perfect Wedding” is Kosmicki’s first show since high school. “I went to a college that wasn’t really centered around the arts, and after that, I had night jobs and children, and they can cramp your style,” she says, laughing. “But in the last few years, as my kids have gotten older, I’ve just felt this desire to try to do it again.” After “bombing” an audition for another GLT show, she told her husband she was done — but he encouraged her not to quit. “He told me I need to go try, that even if it’s terrible, I just need to go get the experience, and get more confidence and do it. So I did. And I’m here! And I’m really excited to be here!” By contrast, Shaffer is a local theater veteran and works as GLT’s technical director. So not only does he have to worry about his performance, he has to make sure all the doors slam correctly. “There are a lot of slamming doors,” Kosmicki says. “It’s been hectic but a lot of fun,” Shaffer says. “It’s a great cast; we all gel really well with each other. But it’s tough because this farce is so particular with the way things are worded, and everything has to be exactly right.” “It takes a lot of practice,” Kosmicki says. “A lot of fine-tuning.” “Having Allen McCalla as director is great because he knows how to tell you what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it,” Shaffer says. “He knows exactly what he wants and he gets you to do that. And
I love that.” “And he’s always right,” Kosmicki adds. “He gives you the freedom to try something different, but in the end, he’s right because he’s got such a great vision for it.” “We’re at that point now where we’ve learned the lines, we know our blocking, now we’ve got to find the fun and the juice,” Shaffer says. “We have to find out which moments we can really squeeze and get that comedy out of it. And we’re discovering that every day more and more. Like having the doors changed everything — they become characters in the play, and the timing of slamming two of them at once when you can’t see that person on the other side of the stage, and knowing there’s a door slam between these two lines, and just little things like that. There’s so much detail that we have to practice over and over again so that the audience doesn’t think we practiced so much.” Shaffer and Kosmicki call the show a roller coaster. “It’s so quick moving,” Kosmicki says. “It’s probably going to be about an hour and 45 minutes,” Shaffer says, “but it feels like 15 minutes.” “It does!” Kosmicki adds. “It really does! And we’re cracking ourselves up. It really is fun.”
“PERFECT WEDDING” WHEN April 13-29; times vary WHERE Greenville Little Theatre, 444 College St. TICKETS $28 INFO greenvillelittletheatre.org
Josh Williams, founder of Mauldin Coffee Co. Photo provided
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Mauldin Coffee Co. launches Kickstarter to open permanent location this year ARIEL TURNER | STAFF
ollaboration over competition is more than just a trendy phrase for Josh Williams, founder of Mauldin Coffee Co. It’s a key idea informing his business decisions for his newly launched venture to bring a coffee shop to his hometown of Mauldin. It’s so central to his business model that in order for Mauldin Coffee Co. to have a permanent location within the year, Williams is asking the community to pitch in via a Kickstarter that runs through April 28. He needs to reach $30,000, which will help secure the 1,200-square-foot building he has his eye on, the location of which he will disclose after he’s signed the lease. Having already invested a significant amount of personal funds and lined up committed baristas, Williams is prepared to continue fundraising if the Kickstarter isn’t fulfilled. But, he’s hopeful his particular skills with people and desire to launch a business he thinks Mauldin is lacking will resonate with others who want the same thing. To communicate his vision, Williams has developed core values for Mauldin Coffee Co.: Everybody has a seat at the table; Kindness is cool; Every drink is a work of art; We don’t have customers — we have family. All of this was borne out of wishful thinking he rouCOMMUNITYJOURNALS.COM
tinely expressed while driving past Eddie’s Corner Market on the corner of East Butler Road and Bon Air Street, which was the first location Williams looked at but did not choose. “I started telling my wife, ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome if a coffee shop was there?’” Williams says. “That slowly turned into, ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome if I opened up a coffee shop there?’” After a couple months of discussion and spending time around other entrepreneurs while working for Showcase Marketing, Williams, who has worked as a church worship leader in human resources and marketing, began to think his crazy idea wasn’t so far-fetched. He tabled the idea after a couple job changes that helped add more management skills to his resume, but it kept creeping back in. “That coffee shop just stayed there, and as I started putting all these new tools in my tool belt, I started going, like, ‘What would it look like if we could start this back up?’” he says. Williams met with a couple friends who challenged him to push past his excuses — “It’s going to be hard”; “I don’t know if I’ll make money”; “I’m not a morning person,” he says. But, he has the passion. “I taught myself how to do coffee a couple years ago, and really fell in love with the science of it,” he says. Williams experienced his first pour-over coffee preparation almost four years ago in Dakar, Senegal, while there leading worship for a missions conference. “It was a game changer,” he says. When he returned home, he started buying coffee paraphernalia and getting serious about perfecting the process.
Soon after, Methodical Coffee opened in downtown Greenville, and Williams further developed his palate there. His plan, however, is not to be exclusive, catering only to those with his particular tastes, but rather, the exact opposite. “What makes our shop different is that it’s not just coffee,” he says. “A big aspect is community. Comes back from my ministry background. I’m good with people.” So whether his customers order tea, black coffee, lattes, or a little bit of coffee with their cream and sugar, they are all treated the same. “My goal is to try to make them feel like they’re welcome,” Williams says. “I wanted to build a place that gave everybody a seat. So that’s where our first value comes from. There’s no judgment. You don’t get that weird look.” After sampling locally roasted coffee, Williams has chosen instead to source the beans his shop will use from Steadfast Coffee in Nashville, Tenn., whose motto is “Everything Well Considered.” And that wasn’t because the local options weren’t excellent. Williams says he’d rather provide coffee that wouldn’t compete with local coffee shops already serving the same beans. The coffee shop, as Williams envisions it, will be visually driven. “Every angle is meant to be photographed,” he says. That includes every aspect of the customer experience — from the way the tables feel, how the walls look, and how the light interacts. Every drink will be set down at the exact angle with the best presentation, like a high-end restaurant, whether it’s a cup of black coffee or a latte. The aesthetic will be clean and modern with a prominent white quartz or marble coffee bar, and also use gray, white, and burnt orange accents as a nod to Mauldin. “Everything matters,” Williams says. 04.13.2018 | GREENVILLE JOURNAL | 39
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Three pieces of news here worth noting. First, Blues Boulevard jazz venue is under new ownership now by Freddy Foster and Julius Tolbert, two Upstate restaurateurs with quite the interesting resumes, which include merchandising in the music biz, selling a successFOOD NEWS ful pizza chain to Silicon Valley Restau& EVENTS rant Group, managing various Upstate BY ARIEL TURNER restaurants, and throwing great house parties. Blues Boulevard sits squarely in their wheelhouse of Southern hospitality with some rhythm and blues. Second, these two entrepreneursturned-friends have partnered to form a restaurant consulting group, Cornbread Consultants. They want to use their years of experience in food & bev to help other owners be successful. Blues Boulevard is their first official venture, and they’re looking for more. And third, maybe most importantly, the chef they’ve hired to redo the menu at Blues Boulevard and act as corporate chef for Cornbread Consulting is a former Brazwells and Nose Dive cook who is cranking out some seriously tasty dishes. Chef Gee Jones, as he’s known in the kitchen, did a stint in Columbia but is now back in Greenville. His dry-rub wings, collard green dip, and Hoppin’ John, for instance, are exactly the type of Southern fare you’d want to eat by the Reedy River with a jazz accompaniment.
No more mussels So, the good news is there will still be a restaurant in the BIN112 space at 112 Trade St. in downtown Greer. The bad news is that Jason and Lori Clark, co-owners of BIN112 for the last 10 years, have sold the property and are closing the beloved Greer restaurant. Jeff Gossett, who opened Select Restaurant in 2015 in Spartanburg, purchased the property and will be opening his second location. And nothing against Gossett or the future success of Select, but if you ever enjoyed dinner at BIN112 over the last decade, you know he has some big mussels to fill. More like big buckets of mussels for less than $20. They truly were one of the best deals in town, and many people will miss them. The Clarks will continue to operate their other restaurant, The Strip Club 104, at 104 E. Poinsett St., Greer. “We would like to thank all of our devoted customers, friends, and family for your continuous support over the last 10 years,” said Jason Clark, chef and co-owner. “We are so proud of the strides our team has made during this time and of the awe-inspiring amount of blood, sweat, and tears they have dedicated to the growth and success of BIN112. After our best year ever, we are closing and are excited that something new and fresh will take our place.”
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Greenbrier Farms will host its ninth annual plant sale on April 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. They’ll be selling certified organic starter plants (heirloom tomatoes, pepper varieties, squash, cucumbers, okra, eggplant, herbs, flowers, and more) — all from the farm. Also available will be Greenbrier’s pastured and grass-fed meats and other local vendors’ landscaping plants. The farm is located at 766 Hester Store Road, Easley.
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Larkin’s Restaurants, which has opened Limoncello, Grill Marks at Haywood Mall, and a new catering and events center in the last year, has signed a lease for the 6,000-square-foot, second-floor location of the building also occupied by The Greenville News at East Broad and Falls streets. This is the first of many forthcoming restaurant tenant announcements in the Camperdown development. Restaurant co-owner Larkin Hammond says the space includes a patio, dining for 250 guests, private dining for 40 to 45 guests, and a conceptual kitchen/dining room. The result will be unlike anything in Greenville, she says. The lease for Larkin’s on the River, 318 S. Main St., is up in 2022, but Hammond says this new concept will not be taking its place regardless of future plans.
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ShalomFest is the annual one-of-a-kind Jewish festival in the Upstate featuring educational programs, specialty foods, and entertainment. Admission is free, but tickets will be sold to purchase traditional Jewish foods and pastries. Tickets are $1, with foods ranging from one to 20 tickets. Festivalgoers will enjoy Jewish music and dance, tour exhibit rooms, attend a lecture, see cooking demonstrations, watch a mock Jewish wedding and Passover seder, and shop at vendor booths and gift shops. Children can enjoy bounce houses, crafts, and more at ShalomFest. Attendees should park at Temple of Israel or at Butler Springs Park (shuttle service provided). –Melody Wright
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WHEN Sunday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. WHERE Temple of Israel, 400 Spring Forest Road ADMISSION Free INFO www.templeofisrael.org/shalomfest
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT APR. 19 “Promoting Global Peace” Talk LUNCHEON
World Affairs Council Upstate and the Poinsett Military Interest Group will host a “Promoting Global Peace” talk by the Chairman of Coalition Forces for U.S. Central Command, Brigadier General Hans Ilis-Alm. At the luncheon, Ilis-Alm will explain nations’ workings to encourage peace and stability in CENTCOM’s area of responsibility and beyond. The CENTCOM Coalition includes 51 nations and was formed to fight terrorism after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Doors for the event at the Poinsett Club will open at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation will begin at noon. The event is open to the public, but tickets must be purchased online. –Melody Wright
WHEN Thursday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE 807 E. Washington St. ADMISSION $30 for standard ticket, $25 for WACU/UI members INFO https://conta.cc/2qggtTX
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Community Tap Beer Festival
The Community Tap is hosting its sixth annual Craft Beer Festival at Fluor Field. The festival will feature over 60 craft breweries from all over the country. With over 110 rare beers to try, small-batch beers, funky seasonals, and one-off selections from each brewery will be the focus of this year’s festival. Festivalgoers will also celebrate the art of craft beer with live music, food, and fun. All who attend must be 21 or up; no children or pets allowed. Craft Beer Festival will be held no matter the weather — rain or shine. –Melody Wright
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WHEN Saturday, April 21, 2-6 p.m. WHERE 945 S. Main St. ADMISSION $55 INFO http://fest.thecommunitytap.com/
FOOD & DRINK
Strawberry Festival at Swamp Rabbit Cafe
Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery celebrates spring with cafe specials and festivities all day at its Strawberry Festival in support of local berry farmers. “Swamp Rabbit is committed to providing the community with food-centric events that highlight the most spectacular seasonal items,” events coordinator Rachel Pitman says. “Right now, it’s strawberry season in South Carolina, and 27 we’re going to celebrate.” The café will be serving berry foods and drinks for the day, including strawberry smoothies, strawberries and cream, strawberries with chocolate for dipping, strawberry dessert pizza (pizza and taps service begins at 5 p.m.), strawberry wine tasting, and strawberry beer on tap. The grocery’s strawberry items will also be on sale, including 20 percent off Jeni’s Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream and 20 percent off Modern Forestry Strawberry Rhubarb scented candles. Children can jump in the bounce house from noon-7 p.m. and get their faces painted from 1-6 p.m. “Festivalgoers can expect lots of exciting food items that showcase just how juicy, sweet, and delicious this year’s strawberries are,” Pitman says. –Melody Wright
WHEN Friday, April 27, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. WHERE 205 Cedar Lane Road ADMISSION Free INFO http://swamprabbitcafe.com/events/
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Billy Currington w/ Drake White & The Big Fire Peace Center, 300 S. Main St. | 7:30 p.m. | $45-$65
It’s easy to think of the modern country singer as a carefully constructed product with just enough grit and twang to pass muster, and a lot of ready-made pop songs written by the Nashville assembly line. But Billy Currington breaks that mold in several respects. Sure, he’s got the requisite red-hot track record with singles; he’s hit the top of the country charts 11 times, starting with “Must Be Doing Something Right” in 2005 and continuing through “People Are Crazy,” “Hey Girl,” and “We Are Tonight.” But he’s also maintained his success for more than a decade, co-written a chunk of his own catalog, and resisted the urge to polish up his Georgia twang in a quest for crossover appeal. He’s also better at selling full albums than the average Nashville confection, moving nearly 10 million records in the past 10 years. In fact, his most recent album, “Summer Forever,” stayed on the Billboard charts for more than a year, spawning three No. 1 singles. –Vincent Harris
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Furman Symphonic Winds
Furman University McAlister Auditorium | 3300 Poinsett Hwy. 8 p.m. | $15/adult, $10/seniors, $5/student Conducted by music professor Leslie W. Hicken, the Furman Symphonic Winds will present a concert featuring a Consortium World Premiere of music by David Werfelmann of St. Louis. His composition “On the Shoulders of Giants” is built around the scientific accomplishments of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. Each movement portrays the revelations these men made to further our understanding of the universe. Also conducting is Furman’s Director of Athletic Bands Jay Bocook, who will conduct Sousa’s “Free Lance March.” 864-294-2086 | www.bit.ly/2q46gtF firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY
TR Town + Art Crawl
Main Street | Travelers Rest 6-8 p.m. | 5/11 & 6/8 | FREE The TR Town & Art Crawl is a grass-roots event series highlighting the Southern charm of Travelers Rest and bringing together our local business and arts community. The second Friday of the month through June, and Fall Series, September through November, we will meet on Main Street in downtown Travelers Rest. We’ll have local artists, live music performed at The Grove at Upcountry, and a Kids Crawl area with art activities and games just for them. www.travelersresthere.com/town-art-crawl/ CONCERT
Greenville Blues Festival
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. 8 p.m. | $79, $64, $54 Greenville Blues Festival will feature Sir Charles Jones, Theodis Ealey, Pokey Bear, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Lacee, and Lenny Williams. 800-745-3000 | www.ticketmaster.com
“Dragons Love Tacos”
South Carolina Children’s Theatre The Salvation Army Kroc Center 424 Westfield St. | $9 Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want a bunch of dragons at your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Adapted from the New York Times best-seller, “Dragons Love Tacos” is a deliciously funny tale of new friends and the perfect snack, and is full of fiery fun for your entire family. 864-235-2885 www.scchildrenstheatre.org email@example.com THRU SAT
LESSONS & TRAINING
Bobby Pearse Community Center 904 Townes St. 1-4 p.m. | Saturdays $45/class/city resident; $50/class/non-city residents; entire course - $225/city resident; $250/non-city resident Fiction 101 is geared towards the serious adult or young adult who has dreamed of writing fiction but didn’t have the tools to pursue that goal. Each class will include a short lecture, writing activities, feedback, and discussion. In an informal manner, local author Carol Baldwin, provides a blend of information and hands-on learning experiences. Registration caps at 15. www.carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com firstname.lastname@example.org SAT
One Voice: Daybreak of Freedom
Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra Younts Performing Arts Center 315 N. Main St., Fountain Inn 7:30 p.m. | $20 The Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Michael Moore, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King with a one-night only performance of “One Voice: Daybreak of Freedom.” Jeremiah Dew, JDew, will be the narrator for this concert and will also bring you several
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
The Pole Academy 637 Congaree Rd Suite G | 10-11 a.m. | $10 Barre Fusion is a ballet-based workout that incorporates Pilates, stretching, balance, and musicality. This class fuses the posture and discipline of ballet with pilates and various forms of exercise to create musically exciting and stress free class. Bring/wear pole/yoga wear, yoga mat, and water bottle. Space is limited to 15 spots. Must register online. 864-520-2834 | www.thepoleacademy.com email@example.com HEALTH & WELLNESS
Strike Out Parkinson’s
Greenville Area Parkinson Society Fluor Field | 945 S. Main St. 10 a.m.-noon | FREE Please join us for the 5th Annual Strike Out Parkinson’s Fundraiser & Community Walk. Come to Fluor Field to walk around the baseball field with our community members living with Parkinson’s disease. This fun, inspiring event features live music, food, games, and information about how the Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS) supports people with Parkinson’s in the Upstate and their caregivers. 864-905-2574 | www.strikeoutpd.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off
Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas corner of W. Main Street and Daniel Morgan Avenue, Spartanburg | 2-8 p.m. | FREE All proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Cancer Partners and help to provide support for local children who are struggling with cancer and their families. The event features a friendly cooking competition giving participants the chance to sample slider-sized portions of the team burgers while enjoying live music by Missing Monday and The HanG, and children’s activities such as inflatables, face-painting, balloon animals, and even cornhole. New for 2018 participants will also be able to vote for the People’s Choice Winner and have a voice in ensuring their favorite burger creation is recognized. An after-party will be held on site through 8 p.m. 864-582-0673 www.childrenscancerpartners.org email@example.com CAUSES & FUNDRAISING
Whiskeys for Whiskers
Southern Bleachery | 250 Mill St., Taylors 6-10 p.m. | $55/designated driver, $65/taste tester This is a tasting event for eight local distilleries that will benefit five area animal rescue organizations: Carolina Basset Hound Rescue, Carolina Poodle Rescue, k9.5 Rescue, Lucky Pup Rescue, and Paved Paws Animal League. The event has a speakeasy theme and will feature a best-dressed contest. A DJ and dance floor, silent auction, and mystery raffle round out the festivities. www.whiskeyforwhiskers.wixsite.com/rescue firstname.lastname@example.org
Emry’s Write What You Know (Well Enough To Lie About) with Scott Gould 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $75 This one-day workshop will explore how to use autobiographical incidents and information as the basis for writing fiction, specifically, a short story. There will be a no-fail, 100 percent guaranteed prompt designed to shake loose some long lost memories. There will be nuts-and-bolts
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The only problem with singer/pianist Eric Stevenson’s description of his duo, Pocket Vinyl, is that he sells himself short considerably. “It’s a duo of me kind of slamming the piano and screaming,” Stevenson says with a laugh, “and Elizabeth [Jancewicz] creating a masterpiece painting onstage, which we then auction off at the end of the show.” In truth, Stevenson does far more than slam the piano and scream; he’s got a knack for creating crisp, melodic pop songs with an emphasis on nakedly confessional lyrics, which he delivers onstage while Jancewicz paints next to him. “Every painting is different, and I have no idea what she’s going to paint before the show,” he says. “So each show is unique.” The group formed in 2010 after Stevenson decided to do a solo tour, but things got complicated. “I was going to just grab the keyboard and go on the road,” he says, “but around that same time, Elizabeth and I started dating, so we figured, why doesn’t she just come and paint onstage? We made money on our first tour, which doesn’t usually happen, and we thought, ‘Well, this kind of works!’” –Vincent Harris
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voices from his black history narrative stage performance, “One Voice.” Students will be admitted free of charge with a paying adult. www.yountscenter.org
discussions about conflict and character and setting. You will be required to tell some lies about the truth. The only things you need to bring to the workshop are your memory and a pencil. www.emrys.org/writing-room-workshops/ TOURNAMENT
New Fishing Tournament Hopes to Reel in Money for Eye Care
Lake Robinson | Greer | $100 The Greer Centennial Lions Club hopes to bring
46 | GREENVILLE JOURNAL | 04.13.2018 GREENVILLEJOURNAL.COM new excitement of fishing for big bass with a tournament. The event, which is open to the public and sponsored by Greer CPW, will provide outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to win $1,000 for the biggest fish and other top prizes. Registration is now open and applications can be found at the Lake Robinson warden’s office, Greer CPW and various bait and tackle shops around the Upstate. Participants must have a fishing license through the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and a boating and fishing permit through Greer CPW. www.document.li/bvaR www.document.li/DZYq PERFORMING ARTS
World of Dances 2018
Association for India’s Development, Clemson Chapter | Tillman Auditorium | 101 Gantt Circle, Clemson | 5-8 p.m. Early bird: $10 for students, $15 for non-students. Prices increase by $5 on the day World of Dances is Association for India’s Development (AID)- Clemson Chapter’s annual fundraiser. The proceeds from the event go towards providing kindergarten education to underprivileged kids in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. 864-986-5844 | email@example.com http://aid.people.clemson.edu/ LITERATURE
Greenville Author Jessica Leake to Celebrate Launch of Debut YA Novel
Carolina Olive Oil | 104 S. Main St., Simpsonville 4-7 p.m. | FREE Greenville author Jessica Leake will be celebrating the launch of her debut young adult novel, “Be-
yond a Darkened Shore.” Fiction Addiction will be selling books on site, or you can pre-order online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST
Spring in Bloom Festival & Bazaar
Mauldin Garden Club Mauldin Cultural Center | 101 East Butler Road 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | FREE Hosted annually by the Mauldin Garden Club and the City of Mauldin, this spring festival is your chance to pick up everything you’ll need for your garden and home. Families and friends alike can listen to local bluegrass, enjoy a classic car show, and grab a bite to eat. 864-881-4426 | www.bit.ly/SpringInBloom18 email@example.com THRU SUN
Centre Stage | 501 River St. Thursdays-Sundays | $20-$35 The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. 864-233-6733 | www.centrestage.org SUN
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Spring Fling Pole Party & Easter Egg Hunt
The Pole Academy | 637 Congaree Rd Suite G 6-9 p.m. | $10 Join us for the best way to bring in the new season - a pole party and egg hunt. All levels welcome - no experience needed. Learn from all the students, watch the instructors perform
and get your Easter egg hunt on. Prizes up for grabs so come join in! First 12 party-goers get a free Easter basket to use during the Easter egg hunt. Bring a basket if you’re late to participate. Hunt starts at 7 p.m. 864-520-2834 | www.thepoleacademy.com firstname.lastname@example.org COMEDY
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 TUE
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Peace Center | 101 W. Broad St. 7:30 p.m. | $15-$45 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players that believes all genres of music are available for reinterpretation… as long as they are played on the ukulele. From Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, a concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a virtuosic, twanging, foot-stomping obituary of rock ‘n’ roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the bonsai guitar. By royal request, the orchestra proudly performed at
a private 90th birthday party for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. 864-467-3000 | peacecenter.org TUE-SAT
“The Shadow Box” by Michael Cristofer
Furman University The Playhouse | 3300 Poinsett Hwy. $18/adult, $15/senior, $10/student In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, three terminally ill patients, family members, and friends gather at a hospital where the patients agree to participate in a psychological protocol. In exchange for sharing their intimate thoughts with a resident psychiatrist, the patients can live out their days at the hospital. This is a compelling and compassionate play about the empowering act of self-realization – about the act of living one’s last days with courage, love, and dignity. 864-294-2125 | www.bit.ly/2uLBbkd Mickie.email@example.com WED
FOOD & DRINK
Environmentally Responsible Beer 3.0
Sierra Club Upstate Growler Hous of West Greenville | 12 Lois Ave. 6:30-8 p.m. | FREE Our April meeting will serve as a Sierra Club Spring Social, centering around the Upstate’s craft beer scene. We look forward to this yearly event as an opportunity for Sierrans to meet and mingle in a lively atmosphere. Come enjoy this opportunity to have fun and meet nice people, over a cold locally brewed beverage. www.sierraupstate.org
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After Funk is a pretty apt name for this Toronto quartet, because it takes danceable, funky grooves and moves them forward musically, working in heavy rock, extended, experimental jams, and nods to prog-rock and reggae, as well. The band formed in 2011 at the University of Western Ontario, and drummer Jaime Rosenberg says it came by its musical eclecticism honestly. “I think it just comes from all of us having such diverse influences,” he says. “Yanick [Allwood], our singer and keyboard player, he does most of the writing, and he comes from a gospel and classical background. The mix of that makes some interesting compositions. I come from more of a funk and rock and hip-hop background, [guitarist] Phil Tessis comes from jazz and fusion, and [bassist] Justin Bontje was a metal guy at one point.” Ultimately, though, there’s one place that all of the band’s musical influences converge. “It’s a big melting pot, but everyone likes feel-good, funky, groovy stuff,” Rosenberg says. “That’s kind of the common denominator.” –Vincent Harris WED-THU
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Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour
Rainer’s Cafe and Bar | 610 S Main St. $12 pre sale or $15 at door Blues Boulevard Jazz | 300 River St #203 | $10 7-8:30 p.m. Come see what happens when national touring comedians take over the town for one night only to raise money for the Liberty Humane Society. Dan Frigolette and Mia Faith Hammond and a few special guests in each city are Comedy’s Best Kept Secret - amazingly talented comedians who haven’t made it into the limelight...yet. All presold tickets come with a copy of Dan Frigolette’s new album, “Naked and Amused - comedy at a nudist colony.” Contains adult content. www.comedysbestkeptsecret.com THRU THU
The Peace Center’s 2017-2018 Adult Workshops
Ramsaur Studio at Huguenot Mill 101 W. Broad St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Thursdays | FREE The Peace Center’s 2017-2018 Peace Voices program presents spring adult workshops and span a series of days and ask participants to mine their own personal histories as poet-inresidence Glenis Redmond takes them through a variety of styles and all stages of the writing process with the theme “Poetry as Memoir.” 864-467-3000 or 800-888-7768 peacecenter.org THU
Piano Ensembles Concert
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Smith Recital Hall | 15 University St. 7:30-9 p.m. | FREE Student pianists from the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a variety of music in two-person ensembles. Experience the talent of South Carolina’s young pianists who have performed in public schools across the state, as well as in European schools and in concert venues in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Italy. 864-282-3945 | www.scgsah.org
FAMILY & EDUCATION
UWP Youth Writing Camps Preview Night
Clemson - Upstate Writing Project University Center Greenville 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite A-7 5-6:30 p.m. | FREE Come and learn about all five of our youth writing summer camps. Our camps cover from rising third-graders to rising 10th-graders. Our preview night will include an overview of each camp, Clemson goodies, raffle prizes, and a taste of what our camps are like. www.clemson.edu/upstate-writing-project/ camps/index.html YWC@upstatewritingproject.org
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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 picture book “Harriet Gets Carried Away” by Jessie Sima. 864-675-0540 | www.fiction-addiction.com firstname.lastname@example.org VISUAL ARTS
Peace of Triune Art Auction
Upstate Woman’s Club Studio 220 Hyatt Regency 6:30 p.m. | FREE For the sixth year, the Upstate Woman’s Club will host the Peace of Triune Art Auction benefiting Triune Mercy Center and its programs that minister to Greenville’s homeless. The evening will begin with a silent auction featuring art and other items contributed by area businesses, restaurants and attractions. A live auction will follow at 7:15 p.m. The Peace of Triune Art Auction features the works of visual artists in the Upstate along with those by artists in the Triune Art Room. www.facebook.com/peaceoftriune/ THU-SAT
FASHION & BEAUTY
Greenville Fashion Week
H Factor LLC The Village Green | 50 W Broad St. | $75 A fashion festival featuring local and national designers, models, photographers, hair and
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Fit for the Cure campaign
Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure events raise funds for breast cancer research, patient care, and community health programs. For every bra fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen. For every Wacoal or b.tempt’d item purchased during the event, Wacoal donates an additional $2 Susan G. Komen. Local ev ents include March 31 at Macy’s at Haywood, April 18 at Belk at Town and Country Plaza, and April 20 at Belk at Haywood. FRI
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One Main Roar
Clemson MBA Student Association 5th floor 1 N. Main Street 6-9:30 p.m. $50/student; $85/individual; $135/couple One Main Roar, the MBA Student Association fundraising event, will raise money to support the Greenville Health System ALS Clinic and the Upstate patients and families living with ALS. The evening will consist of speakers from the ALS clinic, dinner, beverages, a silent auction, and music. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Little Big Town: The Breakers Tour
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on new Annual Passes April 1–May 11, 2018 biltmore.com/passoffer Purchase your new Biltmore Annual Pass for $109 plus tax. Savings of $65 based on regular $174 Biltmore Annual Pass. Some restrictions may apply.
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. Tickets start at $15 After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town will bring their critically acclaimed harmonies to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. 800-745-3000 | www.ticketmaster.com www.LittleBigTown.com FRI-SUN
Humans and Animals
Greenville Symphony Orchestra The Peace Center | 300 South Main St. $45-$55 We close our Chamber Orchestra season and welcome spring with the sunny music from three Mediterranean composers. Contrasting moods fill the hall, from the passionate drama of “Carmen,” to the sparkling humor and satirical take of Saint-Saens’ famous musical zoo, “Carnival of Animals,” featuring Lisa Kiser and David Gross on piano, and narrated by Furman University’s Music Department Chair, Hugh Floyd. 864-232-0344 | www.greenvillesymphony.org email@example.com PERFORMING ARTS
“The House Without Windows”
Electric City Playhouse | Anderson “The House Without Windows” is an original one-act written by Montessori school of Anderson senior Katie Homer-Drummond. It deals with the topics of depression in college
students and the struggle with handling mental health issues when you’re on your own for the first time. The show also incorporates a lot of art and music. There will be a talkback with the author, director, and actors after the show. firstname.lastname@example.org SAT
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Wheels for Meals Charity Ride
Meals on Wheels of Greenville Trailblazer Park 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | $55 Join us for the 12th Annual Wheels for Meals Charity Ride. With four routes, a Family Fun Ride and a post-ride celebration, Wheels for Meals is perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Proceeds further the Meals on Wheels of Greenville mission. 864-233-6565 | www.WheelsforMeals.com email@example.com BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL
Catch the Wind
Kingdom Winds The Kroc Center | 424 Westfield St. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | $39 An event to empower, inspire, and unleash the full potential of Christian Creatives and Ministries. Join us in beautiful downtown Greenville for an exciting day of worship, prayer, instruction, and inspirational messages specifically designed for Christian authors, artists, musicians, and ministries. Kingdom Winds is a groundbreaking new enterprise and platform with a mission to advance the Kingdom by helping others fulfill their callings and prosper. www.eventbrite.com/e/catch-the-wind-tickets-43796730199 SUN
Pan Harmonia: Pink Moon in the Sky - Harp and flute
Pan Harmonia Greenville Center for the Creative Arts Brandon Mill, 25 Draper St. 3-4:30 p.m. | $5-$40 Come enjoy a glass of wine with snacks and incredible art before an achingly beautiful acoustic concert. Iconic harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett and flutist Kate Steinbeck combine their expressive music mastery to create a program of sweeping sensations with music by GF Handel, Osvaldo LaCerda, Henk Badings, Dana Wilson, and Witold Lutoslawski. Bassoonist Rosalind Buda will join in trios by Adrienne Albert and Andre Jolivet. Seating is very limited for this special concert. Buy two adult tickets and get a third for free. 828-254-7123 | www.panharmonia.org firstname.lastname@example.org CAUSES & FUNDRAISING
Red Ribbon Classic Celebration & Auction
Greenville Family Partnership Green Valley Country Club 225 Green Valley Road 5-8 p.m. | FREE Eat, drink, and fundraise with Greenville Family Partnership and Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation. Our business casual event will feature heavy hors d oeuvres, drinks, and a silent and live auction. Last year’s auction featured over 85 incredible items for bid. Geoff Hart will emcee the evening and is sure to entertain as well. Former Rep. Eric Bedingfield will be speak-
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NAFTA: Perspectives from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
World Affairs Council Upstate Greenville One | 1 N. Main St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. | $30, $25/WACU/UI member The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force more than 23 years ago, and since that time, the U.S. economy and global trading relationships have undergone substantial changes. Last summer, the Trump Administration issued a broad plan, including goals for re-negotiating NAFTA. An expert panel consisting of Mexican Consul General Remedios Arnau, Canadian Consul General Nadia Theodore, and former United States Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins will be providing an update on the status of NAFTA and the perspectives of the countries they represent on proposed changes to the agreement. They will also look into the effects of the changes on business in South Carolina and the Upstate. 864-631-2188 | www.upstateinternational.org firstname.lastname@example.org
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Furman University Presents Art by Class of 2018
Furman University Thompson Art Gallery, Roe Art Building 3300 Poinsett Hwy. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Monday-Friday | FREE Art by 15 Furman seniors will be on display in the exhibition, “Disappointing Episodes.” Students will show a variety of mediums: painting, print making, ceramics, photography, film, textiles, and sculpture. In a statement, the Class of 2018 says, “When we experience disappointing episodes, we must choose to learn and grow from them, or allow the episodes to define who we are. Our senior class … has chosen to prosper in the face of adversity.” 864-294-2995 | www.bit.ly/2q1gxH7 Marta.email@example.com FRI
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4th Annual Spirit Banquet
Advanced Institute for Development and Learning Crowne Plaza | 851 Congaree Road 6:30-9:30 p.m. | $75 The Advanced Institute for Development and Learning’s 4th Annual Spirit Banquet is coming up. The Spirit Banquet honors and features individuals with disabilities who have made significant community and professional contributions. This year, we are featuring Kerry Magro. The proceeds from this banquet will go toward the mission to help community families who have kids with special needs. Programs include monthly date nights where we take care of the kids while parents and guardians have an evening off, quarterly family fun nights in a sensoryfriendly environment, sensational snips which is a hair-cutting program for kids who may have
difficulty being around hair-cutting equipment, and a K4-3rd grade school, among others. The evening will include a plated dinner catered by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and a silent auction. 864-520-8910 | www.aid-l.org firstname.lastname@example.org FRI-SAT
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Spring Garden Tour “Gardening for Beauty & Backyard Habitat”
Greenville Council of Garden Clubs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | $22 or $25 day of Six beautiful gardens located in the suburbs of Greenville and Greer will offer visitors a tranquil atmosphere where nature’s beauty and wildlife abound. www.kilgore-lewis.org/spring-garden-tour/ THU-JUN
The Southerner Abroad
West Main Artists Co-op 578 West Main St., Spartanburg FREE Spartanburg artist Elizabeth Bagwell will exhibit her latest collection of work, “The Southerner Abroad: A Modern Lifestyle Installation,” at West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg. This new collection is a vibrant mix of 40 plus paintings on canvas, paper, and metal based on the energy and movement drawn from vintage photographs of Paris, France, from the late ’30s to early ’40s. A public reception will be held May 17, 5-9 p.m., during the city’s monthly ArtWalk. The exhibit will be open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 864-804-6501 | www.WestMainArtists.org THRU SAT
Yuri Tsuzuki: “Forest Meditation”
Hampton III Gallery 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10, Taylors 1-5 p.m. | FREE Exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Greenville artist Yuri Tsuzuki. 864-268-2771 | www.hamptoniiigallery.com email@example.com
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THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Jesse Rogers/DBA 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 April 15, 2018. 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 Mariscos Mazatlan Seafood 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 6119 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2018. 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 Smart Pigments, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER & WINE at 541 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2018. 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 Chief’s Franchise, 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 723 Congaree Rd., Greenville, SC 29607. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2018. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue ATTN: ABL;P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
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THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: • Full-Service Elevator Maintenance, RFP #6304/30/18, until 3:00 PM, EDT, Monday, April 30, 2018; a Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting with Site Visit to Follow, will be held at 9:00 AM, EDT, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Greenville County Procurement Services Division, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601. • Metal Recycling Services, RFP #62-05/03/18, until 3:00 PM, EDT, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Solicitations may be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/procurement/ or by calling (864) 467-7200.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Powdersville Holdings, LLC, PO Box 6562, Greenville, SC 29606, contact number: 864295-2011 is seeking Title to a mobile home through a Judicial Sale in Magistrate Court in Anderson, South Carolina. This mobile home is a 1984, 14' X 56', Conner Mobile Home. The serial number is: 321MS32238. This mobile home is located at 109 Doris St., Easley, SC 29642. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has no record of this mobile home. Anderson County shows that Fannie Williams, 109 Doris St., Easley, SC 29642 as the owner of this home. We have notified Ms. Williams by regular and certified mail to inform her of this matter.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE FAMILY COURT 2017-DR-23-5232 Sherillyn Rose Bocchio, Plaintiff, -vs- Italo Bochio, Defendant. TO THE DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint upon the Subscriber at 2-B Cleveland Court, Greenville, SC 29607 within thirty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint within that time, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Complaint filed 11/28/2017 at 4:23 pm in Clerk of Court’s Office, Greenville, SC. V. B. (TRIPP) ATKINS III (SC Bar No. 74697) Attorney for Plaintiff 2-B Cleveland Court Greenville, SC 29607 Telephone: 864-558-0512
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: Janitorial Services, RFP #5904/26/18, due at 3:00 P.M., E.D.T., April 26, 2018. Debris Management Services, RFP #58-05/01/18, due at 3:00 P.M., E.D.T., May 1, 2018. Solicitations can be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/Procurement/ or by calling 864-467-7200.
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: RFP #64-05/16/18 – Greenville County Comprehensive Planning Services, May 16, 2018, 3:00 P.M., E.D.T. Solicitations can be found at www.greenvillecounty.org or by calling (864) 467-7200.
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: RFP# 60-04/26/18 Traffic Study, April 26, 2018, 3:00 P.M. RFQ# 61-09/30/18 Swamp Rabbit Trail Food Cart Vendors, September 28, 2018, 3:00 P.M. Solicitations can be found at www.greenvillecounty.org or by calling (864) 467-7200.
PUBLIC HEARING A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018, AT 6:00 p.m., (or as soon thereafter as other public hearings are concluded), IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 301 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, GREENVILLE, SC, 29601, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING WHETHER THE METROPOLITAN SEWER SUBDISTRICT BOUNDARIES SHOULD BE ENLARGED TO INCLUDE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST GEORGIA ROAD AND SULLIVAN ROAD. THE NEW BOUNDARY LINES TO RESULT FOR THE METROPOLITAN SEWER SUBDISTRICT WOULD INCLUDE THAT AREA KNOWN AS GREENVILLE TAX MAP NUMBERS (TMS#) 0585010100603; 0585010100604 AND 0585010100606. A MAP OF THE NEW BOUNDARIES AND LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICE. THE REASON FOR THE PROPOSED ENLARGEMENT IS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY COLLECTING OF SEWAGE AND WASTE. NO ADDITIONAL BONDS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SUBDISTRICT, NOR WILLTHERE BE ANY CHANGES IN THE COMMISSION OR THE PERSONNEL OF THE PRESENT COMMISSION OF THE METROPOLITAN SEWER SUBDISTRICT. BUTCH KIRVEN, CHAIRMAN GREENVILLE COUNTY COUNCIL
SUMMONS AND NOTICE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. COUNTY OF GREENVILLE FAMILY COURT LAWANA MICHELLE LITTLE V. JESUS MANUEL MORALES (CA NO. 2018-DR-23-0551) TO: JESUS MANUEL MORALES, DEFENDANT ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint in the above entitled action was filed with the Greenville County Family Clerk of Court on February 7, 2018 at 12:13PM. The object and prayer of the Complaint is to obtain custody of the minor children identified in the complaint, child support, alimony, attorney’s fees and other relief as set forth in the Complaint. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint and to serve a copy of your answer to the pleadings upon the subscriber at the offices of Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, P.A., P. O. Box l0828, Greenville, South Carolina 29603, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to answer the Complaint within that time, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Kristine Braswell-Amin of Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, P.A., 900 E. North Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018, AT 6:00 p.m., (or as soon thereafter as other public hearings are concluded), IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 301 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, GREENVILLE, SC, 29601, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING WHETHER THE METROPOLITAN SEWER SUBDISTRICT BOUNDARIES SHOULD BE ENLARGED TO INCLUDE REAL PROPERTY IDENTIFIED AS LOT 160 LOCATED IN COUNTRY ESTATES SUBDIVISION. THE NEW BOUNDARY LINES TO RESULT FOR THE METROPOLITAN SEWER SUBDISTRICT WOULD INCLUDE THAT AREA KNOWN AS GREENVILLE TAX MAP NUMBER (TMS#) 0555050106400. A MAP OF THE NEW BOUNDARIES AND LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICE. THE REASON FOR THE PROPOSED ENLARGEMENT IS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY COLLECTING OF SEWAGE AND WASTE. NO ADDITIONAL BONDS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SUBDISTRICT, NOR WILLTHERE BE ANY CHANGES IN THE COMMISSION OR THE PERSONNEL OF THE PRESENT COMMISSION OF THE METROPOLITAN SEWER SUBDISTRICT. BUTCH KIRVEN, CHAIRMAN GREENVILLE COUNTY COUNCIL
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NOTICE OF ELECTIONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA GREENVILLE COUNTY The Republican and Democratic parties will hold primaries on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Any person wishing to vote in the primaries and runoffs must register no later than Sunday, May 13, 2018. Voter registration by mail forms will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, May 14, 2018. Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs at their polling place: • S.C. Driver's License • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo • Federal Military ID • U.S. Passport If you have one of these IDs, you are ready to vote. Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place. Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles or their county voter registration office. Voters who encounter an obstacle to getting a Photo ID should bring their paper voter registration card without a photo with them to their polling place. These voters can then sign an affidavit swearing to their identity and to their obstacle to obtaining a Photo ID and vote a provisional ballot. This ballot will count unless the county board of voter registration and elections has grounds to believe the affidavit is false. For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES. org or contact your county board of voter registration and elections. At 9:00 a.m. on June 12, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at Greenville County Square, 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900, Greenville, SC 29601. At 12 Noon on June 14, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election. This hearing will be held at Greenville County Square, County Council Chambers, 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601. The following precincts and polling places will be open during the primaries and runoffs from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.: PRECINCT LOCATION ADDRESS Greenville 01 League Academy 125 Twin Lake Rd Greenville, SC 29609 Greenville 03 Summit Dr Elementary School 424 Summit Dr Greenville, SC 29609 Greenville 04 Stone Academy 115 Randall St Greenville, SC 29609 Greenville 05 Sears Shelter 100 E Park Ave Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville 06 TBD Greenville 07 W Greenville Recreation Center 8 Rochester St Greenville, SC 29611 Greenville 08 West End Comm. Development Center 404 Vardry St Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville 10 Springfield Baptist Church 600 E McBee Ave Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville 14 Sterling School 99 John McCarroll Way Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville 16 Augusta Rd Baptist Church 1823 Augusta St Greenville, SC 29605 Greenville 17 St Matthew United Methodist Church 701 Cleveland St Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville 18 Augusta Circle Elementary School 100 Winyah St Greenville, SC 29605 Greenville 19 Pleasant Valley Connection Center 510 Old Augusta Rd Greenville, SC 29605 Greenville 20 @ Greenville 16 Augusta Rd Baptist Church 1823 Augusta St Greenville, SC 29605 Greenville 21 Meals On Wheels 15 Oregon St Greenville, SC 29605 Greenville 22 Sanctuary Church 302 Parkins Mill Rd Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville 23 Sara Collins Elementary School 1200 Parkins Mill Rd Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville 24 Beck Academy 901 Woodruff Rd Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville 25 McCarter Presbyterian Church 2 Pelham Rd Greenville, SC 29615 Greenville 26 E North St Academy 1720 E North St Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville 27 Overbrook Baptist Church 1705 E North St Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville 28 Francis Asbury United Methodist Church 1800 E North St Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville 29 J L Mann High School 160 Fairforest Way Greenville, SC 29607 Aiken Alexander Elementary School 1601 W Bramlett Rd Greenville, SC 29611 Altamont Forest Redeemer Presbyterian Church 6150 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville, SC 29609 Asheton Lakes Five Forks Baptist Church 112 Batesville Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Avon First Church of God 709 Brushy Creek Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Baker Creek Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church 8323 Augusta Rd Pelzer, SC 29669 Belle Meade Disciples Fellowship Baptist Church 105 Crestfield Rd Greenville, SC 29605 Bells Crossing Bells Crossing Elementary School 804 Scuffletown Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Belmont Belmont Fire Station 701 Fork Shoals Rd Greenville, SC 29605 Berea Berea Elementary School 100 Berea Dr Greenville, SC 29617 Boiling Springs Devenger Rd Presbyterian Church 1200 Devenger Rd Greer, SC 29650 2600 Wade Hampton Blvd Greenville, SC 29615 Botany Woods Lutheran Church of Our Saviour Bridge Fork Kingdom Life Church 416 Holland Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Brook Glenn Brook Glenn Elementary School 2003 E Lee Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Canebrake Buena Vista Elementary School 310 S Batesville Rd Greer, SC 29650 Carolina Carolina High and Academy 2725 Anderson Rd Greenville, SC 29611 Castle Rock Washington Baptist Church 3500 N Highway 14 Greer, SC 29651 Chestnut Hills Dunean Baptist Church 21 Allen St Greenville, SC 29605 Circle Creek Cross Roads Baptist Church 705 Anderson Ridge Rd Greer, SC 29651 Clear Creek Pleasant View Baptist Church 110 Old Rutherford Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Conestee Reedy River Missionary Baptist Church 25 Lakewood Dr Greenville, SC 29607 Darby Ridge Velocity Church 1720 Reid School Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Del Norte Brushy Creek Elementary School 1344 Brushy Creek Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Devenger St Giles Presbyterian Church 1021 Hudson Rd Greenville, SC 29615 Donaldson Donaldson Center Fire Station Hdqt 2291 Perimeter Rd Greenville, SC 29605 Dove Tree Dove Tree Clubhouse 2 Sugarberry Dr Greenville, SC 29615 Dunklin Dunklin Fire Station Hdqt 11353 Augusta Rd Honea Path, SC 29654 Eastside Eastside High School 1300 Brushy Creek Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Ebenezer Heritage Elementary School 1592 Geer Hwy Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Edwards Forest Taylors Elementary School 809 Reid School Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Enoree Enoree Career Center 108 Scalybark Rd Greenville, SC 29617 Feaster @ Rolling Green Rolling Green Retirement Center 1 Hoke Smith Blvd Greenville, SC 29615 Fork Shoals Fork Shoals Elementary School 916 McKelvey Rd Pelzer, SC 29669 Fountain Inn 1 Younts Center for Performing Arts 315 N Main St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Fountain Inn 2 Fountain Inn Activities Center 610 Fairview St Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Fox Chase Northwood Baptist Church 888 Ansel School Rd Greer, SC 29651 Frohawk Grace United Methodist Church 627 Taylor Rd Greer, SC 29651 Furman Woodlands at Furman 1500 Trailhead Ct Greenville, SC 29617 Gowensville Gowensville Community Center 14186 Highway 11 Campobello, SC 29322
Granite Creek Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 1002 S Buncombe Rd Greer, SC 29651 Graze Branch Holly Ridge Baptist Church 260 Adams Mill Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Greenbriar Messiah Lutheran Church 1100 Log Shoals Rd Mauldin, SC 29662 Grove Grove Elementary School 1220 Old Grove Rd Piedmont, SC 29673 Hillcrest Hillcrest Middle School 510 Garrison Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Holly Tree Faith Baptist Church 906 Highway 14 Simpsonville, SC 29681 Jennings Mill Cleveland First Baptist Church 5 Church Dr Cleveland, SC 29635 Kilgore Farms Gilder Creek Farm Clubhouse 404 Grimes Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681 Lakeview Lakeview Middle School 3801 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville, SC 29617 Laurel Ridge St Mark United Methodist Church 911 Saint Mark Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Leawood Hampton Park Baptist Church 875 State Park Rd Greenville, SC 29609 Locust Hill Fairview Baptist Church 1300 Locust Hill Rd Greer, SC 29651 Long Creek Rocky Creek Missionary Baptist Church 239 Rocky Creek Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Maple Creek Southside Baptist Church 410 S Main St Greer, SC 29650 1798 N Highway 25 Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Maridell New Liberty Baptist Church Mauldin 1 Mauldin Cultural Center 101 E Butler Rd Mauldin, SC 29662 Mauldin 2 Forrester Woods Clubhouse 424 Piney Grove Rd Greenville, SC 29607 Mauldin 3 Mauldin First Baptist Church 150 S Main St Mauldin, SC 29662 Mauldin 4 Mauldin United Methodist Church 100 E Butler Rd Mauldin, SC 29662 Mauldin 5 Mauldin Miller Fire Station #1 802 Miller Rd Greenville, SC 29607 Mauldin 6 Ray Hopkins Senior Center 203 Corn Rd Mauldin, SC 29662 Mauldin 7 Mauldin Middle School 1190 Holland Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Mission Pelham Rd Elementary School 100 All Star Way Greenville, SC 29615 Monaview Monaview Elementary School 10 Monaview St Greenville, SC 29617 Moore Creek South Greenville Fire Station #6 1800 W Georgia Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Mountain Creek Mountain Creek Baptist Church 255 W Mountain Creek Church Rd Greenville, SC 29609 Mountain View Mountain View Elementary School 6350 Mountain View Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Mt Pleasant Mt Pleasant Community Center 710 S Fairfield Rd Greenville, SC 29605 700 Harrison Bridge Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Neely Farms Christ Community Church Northwood Northwood Middle School 710 Ikes Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Oakview Oakview Elementary School 515 Godfrey Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Oneal Eastside Apostolic Lutheran Church 2200 Mays Bridge Rd Greer, SC 29651 Palmetto Grace Church 2801 Pelham Rd Greenville, SC 29615 Paris Mountain Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt 2119 State Park Rd Greenville, SC 29609 Pebble Creek Pebble Creek Baptist Church 1300 Reid School Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Pelham Falls Cornerstone Baptist Church 8508 Pelham Rd Greenville, SC 29615 Piedmont Community Center - Beattie Hall 3 Main St Piedmont, SC 29673 Piedmont 100 Hillside Church Rd Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Pineview Canebrake Fire Station Hdqt Poinsett Duncan Chapel Elementary School 210 Duncan Chapel Rd Greenville, SC 29617 257 Harrison Bridge Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Raintree The Bridge Church Ranch Creek Robert E Cashion Elementary School 1500 Fork Shoals Rd Greenville, SC 29605 Reedy Fork Reedy Fork Baptist Church 3115 Fork Shoals Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 River Walk River Walk Clubhouse 103 River Walk Blvd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Riverside Riverside High School 794 Hammett Bridge Rd Greer, SC 29650 Rock Hill Mitchell Rd Elementary School 4124 E North St Greenville, SC 29615 Rocky Creek Rocky Creek Baptist Church 1801 Woodruff Rd Greenville, SC 29607 Rolling Green Rolling Green Retirement Center 1 Hoke Smith Blvd Greenville, SC 29615 Royal Oaks Rock Of Ages Baptist Church 105 Donaldson Rd Greenville, SC 29605 Saluda Unity Baptist Church of Berea 12 Piney Rd Greenville, SC 29611 Sandy Flat Double Springs Baptist Church 3800 Locust Hill Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Sevier Sevier Middle School 1000 Piedmont Park Rd Greenville, SC 29609 Silverleaf Heritage Bible Church 2005 Old Spartanburg Rd Greer, SC 29650 Simpsonville 1 Simpsonville City Park Center 405 E Curtis St Simpsonville, SC 29681 Simpsonville 2 Plain Elementary School 506 Neely Ferry Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Simpsonville 3 @ Sycamore First Presbyterian Church 510 E Curtis St Simpsonville, SC 29681 Simpsonville 4 @ Simpsonville 2 Plain Elementary School 506 Neely Ferry Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Simpsonville 5 Center for Community Services 1102 Howard Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681 Simpsonville 6 Calvary Baptist Church 3810 Grandview Dr Simpsonville, SC 29680 Skyland Skyland Elementary School 4221 N Highway 14 Greer, SC 29651 Slater Marietta Slater Marietta Elementary School 100 Baker Cir Marietta, SC 29661 Southside Southside High School 6630 Frontage Rd Greenville, SC 29605 Sparrows Point Immanuel Lutheran Church 2820 Woodruff Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Spring Forest Greenville Nazarene Church 1201 Haywood Rd Greenville, SC 29615 Standing Springs @ Simpsonville 2 Plain Elementary School 506 Neely Ferry Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Stone Valley @ Edwards Forest Taylors Elementary School 809 Reid School Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Stonehaven TBD Suber Mill Praise Cathedral 3390 Brushy Creek Rd Greer, SC 29650 Sugar Creek Sugar Creek Clubhouse 103 Sugar Creek Rd Greer, SC 29650 Sulphur Springs Armstrong Elementary School 8601 White Horse Rd Greenville, SC 29617 Sycamore First Presbyterian Church 510 E Curtis St Simpsonville, SC 29681 Tanglewood Tanglewood Middle School 44 Merriwoods Dr Greenville, SC 29611 Taylors Taylors Ministry Center 1 W Main St Taylors, SC 29687 Thornblade Airport Baptist Church 776 S Batesville Rd Greer, SC 29650 Tigerville Tigerville Elementary School 25 Tigerville Elementary School Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Timberlake Aldersgate United Methodist Church 7 Shannon Dr Greenville, SC 29615 Trade Needmore Recreation Center 202 Canteen Ave Greer, SC 29650 Travelers Rest 1 Travelers Rest City Hall 6711 State Park Rd Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Travelers Rest 2 Renfrew Baptist Church 951 Geer Hwy Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Tubbs Mountain Enoree Baptist Church 881 Tigerville Rd Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Tyger River Chandler Creek Elementary School 301 Chandler Rd Greer, SC 29651 Verdmont Hopewell United Methodist Church 1420 Neely Ferry Rd Simpsonville, SC 29680 Wade Hampton Faith Baptist Church 500 W Lee Rd Taylors, SC 29687 Walnut Springs Clear Spring Baptist Church 301 Bethany Rd Simpsonville, SC 29681 Ware Place Ellen Woodside Elementary School 9122 Augusta Rd Pelzer, SC 29669 Welcome Welcome Elementary School 36 E Welcome Rd Greenville, SC 29611 Wellington E North Church 4108 E North St Greenville, SC 29615 Westcliffe Westcliffe Elementary School 105 Eastbourne Rd Greenville, SC 29611 Westside Agnew Rd Baptist Church 400 Rainbow Dr Greenville, SC 29617 Woodmont Middle School Woodmont Middle School 325 N Flat Rock Rd Piedmont, SC 29673 Woodruff Lakes Woodruff Rd Christian Church 20 Bell Rd Greenville, SC 29607
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