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LOCAL DINING One of the most exciting developments in Greenville is the exploding culinary scene. Greenville is gaining a respected “foodie” destination that visitors are flocking to for weekend trips and vacations.
LOCAL SHOPPING Across the Upstate, there is a healthy mix of familiar brand name shopping, specialty boutiques and local retailers.
STATE PARKS State Parks are great family destinations. They feed the minds and souls of children and adults alike.
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LOCAL EVENTS Each year, Greenville hosts an array of lively events and festivals, celebrating our city’s close community, our attitude toward family, our sense of humor, and our love of country
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City of Greenville, SC 206 S. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601
864-271-5333 Greenville 864-848-2151 Greer 864-289-8900 Mauldin 864-967-9536 Simpsonville 864-834-9029 Traveler’s Rest
Greenville Cares Information Center: 864-232-2273
911 1-800-222-1222 (Poison Center) 1-800-769-3766 (Duke Energy)
CITY OF GREENVILLE
864-467-4590 (Mayor’s Office) 864-271-5333 (Police Dept.) 864-467-4345 (Public Services) 864-467-4355 (Parks Dept.) 864-467-4445 (Fire Dept.) 864-271-5333 (Animal Control) 864-467-7090 (Codes Officer)
864-242-5000 Main Library
VOTER REGISTRATION SC Election Commission 803-734-9060 www.scvotes.org
864-467-7595 864-467-5100 864-467-7700 864-467-7250 864-288-6470 864-467-7050 864-232-7463 864-282-4100 864-355-3100 Schools 864-241-6000
Animal Control Sheriff’s Office Social Services Voter Registration Recreation Dept. Tax Collector Crime Stoppers Health Dept. Greenville County Greenville Water
803-896-5000 DMV 864-801-8275 Greer Branch 803-734-2100 Governor’s Office
864-877-7426 GSP - Greenville/ Spartanburg Airport
PARKS AND RECREATION
864-467-4355 Greenville 864-848-2190 Greer 864-335-4875 Mauldin 864-967-9533 Simpsonville
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GREENVILLE Whether you’re moving across town or from another city or state, settling into a new area can be both exciting and overwhelming. Within the first few months, you will likely be establishing new routines, getting to know local hotspots, looking into local professionals and influencers, and exploring your new community’s vast resources. With so many nuances and so much on your plate from this new change in your life, it can be daunting to think about everything you need to do to get used to your new surroundings. BeLOCAL Greenville gives you the best of the best in the county, written by residents who are experts at their crafts and influencers in their fields. Rex & Kary Galloway, REALTORS being one of the top Greenville teams will provide the best real estate experience possible, pulling from their over three decades of experience. They can ensure that you’re armed with the best and most current real estate information while you learn about the hidden gems and insiders’ tips; indulge in the best parks and dining experiences; discover trips to take with the kids, or places to get away from it all; and become versed in top shopping excursions, visit the Art District, the Zoo or just take a hike in one of the many National and State parks in the area. Greenville County is the most populous county in SC with slightly over half a million residents. With over 220 days of sunshine and a revitalized Downtown, enjoying Greenville is easy. Take a ride on the Swamp Rabbit trail and have lunch in one of the many great restaurants along the way or in town. Partake in the many festivals or weekly music venues offered downtown or just stroll down Main Street and enjoy
the many great shops, art galleries and eateries. The foothills begin just north of town in Traveler’s Rest with Hendersonville only a little further north and Asheville, NC only about an hour up the road. Among many other conveniences the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is just off I-85 in Greer and access to it is within a 30-min max drive from most places in those two counties. With BeLOCAL in your hands, you hold the best of the best of everything Greenville County has to offer. From dining and shopping to family outings & attractions, this is your locals’ guide to what you need to know, and what you want to know about this county you now call home; and with so much to offer, you’re going to need a guide to truly understand the county’s vast resources, from current residents’ points of view. Reinforcing BeLOCAL’s provision of this valuable data, Rex & Kary Galloway, REALTORS are available 24/7 to provide anything you may possibly need in the area of real estate services. If it’s involved with or related to the real estate purchase or sale transaction, we can bring the necessary tools, resources, and/or the right people to the table (lenders, attorneys, insurance agents, home inspectors, contractors, etc…you name it). So sit back, relax, and enjoy Greenville!
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LOCAL > OUTDOORS
Welcome to Greenville! This is a fantastic place to live if you enjoy the great outdoors, thanks to our beautiful weather and opportunities to be active. Here, we’ll take a quick look at several different ways to be active around Greenville.
HIKING From easy to strenuous, the surrounding area offers great local hikes, each with “beautiful, breathtaking scenery.” You can, for example, walk just thirty feet from your car to take in stunning sunrises and sunsets at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve. For a steep hike that works up a real sweat, consider Rainbow Falls Trail. The reward will be closeup views of a “gorgeous, 100-foot waterfall plunging over a granite cliff.” If you love to walk, surrounded by gorgeous scenery, you won’t run out of opportunities in Greenville! CYCLING If cycling is your thing, there are plenty of amazing biking routes to enjoy.
LOCAL TIP Sunrift Adventures: I love adventure. I was so glad to find Sunrift Adventures in downtown Travelers Rest just 15 minutes out of Greenville. Here you can find great outdoor gear and a staff with a wealth of local intel about the best places to enjoy the outdoors in the upstate. - Joe S.
On such trail, Gateway Park in Travelers Rest, is designed for mountain bikers to gain the skills necessary to ride other trail systems in the upstate area. Plus, in 2017, our city completed the first on-street protected bike lane in all of South Carolina. It runs along Broad Street, between Main Street and Spring Street. There’s also the 20mile walking and biking trail known as the Swamp Rabbit Trail. PADDLING Paddling is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the crystal clear lakes and rivers of the Upcountry. Paddling options are limitless as there are numerous destinations for every skill level, while nearby whitewaters challenge the most advanced paddlers. Now, as a resident, you can enjoy paddling and kayaking close to home. EVEN MORE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN GREENVILLE Busy as those activities can keep you, that’s still only skimming the surface. If you enjoy swimming, there are wonderful places to take entire families, including Discovery Island Waterpark and the 7th Inning Splash Waterpark. Plus, there’s golf, tennis, ice skating, zip lining and much more—and, if you’re a baseball fan, check out Greenville Drive baseball, the highly competitive Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in a ballpark resembling historic Fenway Park. Greenville 15
LOCAL > PARKS
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We love our parks and we need your help to keep them looking good. Volunteer today and make a difference in your community. • ParkHeroes.org
BRUSHY CREEK SOCCER COMPLEX 4524 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors, SC 29687 3 soccer fields BUTLER SPRINGS PARK 301 Butler Springs Rd., Greenville, SC 29615 playground, 2 baseball fields, picnic shelter, tennis, walking trail, pickleball courts CAMPBELL’S COVERED BRIDGE 171 Campbell’s Covered Bridge Rd., Landrum, SC 29356 - historic site, walking trails CEDAR FALLS PARK 201 Cedar Falls Rd., Fountain Inn, SC 29644 historic site, walking trails, playground, picnic shelter, scenic river views TRAILBLAZER PARK 315 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest, SC 29690 athletic fields, walking track, hiking and biking trails
CONESTEE PARK 840 Mauldin Rd., Greenville, SC 29607 stadium, 4 baseball fields, walking trail, event shelter, playground, entrance to Lake Conestee Nature Park, GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail access, Korean Veterans Memorial, dog park, outdoor fitness stations, community garden COREY BURNS PARK 201 Boling Ct., Taylors, SC 29687 5-field baseball complex DAVID JACKSON PARK 25 Fowler Rd., Taylors, SC 29687 5-field baseball complex, playground, walking trail, picnic shelter EAST RIVERSIDE PARK 1155 S. Suber Rd., Greer, SC 29650 athletic fields, playground, sand volleyball, picnic shelter, community garden GARY L. PITTMAN MEMORIAL PARK 420 Blacks Rd., Greenville, SC 29615 5-field soccer complex, playground, walking trail GATEWAY PARK 115 Henderson Dr., Travelers Rest, SC 29690 tennis, athletic fields, playground, mountain bike skills trails
GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM Swamp Rabbit Trail 19.9 miles and growing - walking/biking greenway trail connecting Travelers Rest with the City of Greenville - additional sections in Fountain Inn and south of Greenville City limits into Lake Conestee Nature Park HERDKLOTZ PARK 126 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC 29609 soccer fields, picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking trail, sand volleyball, horseshoes JIMI TURNER PARK 210 Baker Circle, Slater, SC 29661 athletic fields LAKE CONESTEE NATURE PARK 864-277-2004 - 601 Fork Shoals Rd., Greenville, SC 29605 - 400 acre nature park, hiking & biking trails, birding, overlooks, scenic self guided nature trail. GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail access. Parking at Conestee Park
FUN FACT Greenville’s average annual temperature is 60 degrees.
LOCAL > PARKS
FUN FACT Greenville was created in 1786 and was once spelled Greeneville, probably after the American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene.
LAKESIDE PARK 1500 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont, SC 29673 athletic fields, playground, picnic shelter, basketball, walking trail, 7th Inning Splash Waterpark LES MULLINAX PARK 7 Dividing Water Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690 picnic shelter, parking for cycling into the Greenville Watershed LINCOLN PARK 169 Harnitha Ln., Taylors, SC 29687 playground, picnic shelter, athletic field, walking trail, basketball LORETTA C. WOOD PARK 10200 Augusta Rd., Pelzer, SC 29699 athletic fields, walking trail, playground MESA SOCCER COMPLEX 1020 Anderson Ridge Rd., Greer, SC 29651 16 soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic shelter, walking trail Home of Carolina Elite Soccer Academy
NORTHWEST PARK AT GREENVILLE TECH 8109 White Horse Rd., Greenville, SC 29617 athletic fields, picnic shelter, playground OAK GROVE LAKE Oak Grove Lake Rd., Greenville, SC 29615 walking, biking, fishing on Wed. & Sat. PAVILION RECREATION COMPLEX 864-322-PLAY - 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors, SC 29687 - year-round ice skating and inline hockey rink, Bounce House, party rooms, tennis courts, athletic fields, dog park, accessible Boundless Playground, toddler playground, picnic shelter, community garden, badminton courts PELHAM MILL PARK 2790 E. Phillips Rd., Greer, SC 29650 On Enoree River, historic mill ruins, restored mill office, dog park PIEDMONT ATHLETIC COMPLEX 150 Woodmont School Rd., Piedmont, SC 29673 track, athletic fields, walking trail, Shake Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bake Speedway (remote control car track) PINEY MOUNTAIN PARK 501 Worley Rd., Greenville, SC 29609 playground, athletic field, picnic shelter, walking trail, basketball, community building PLEASANT RIDGE CAMP & RETREAT CENTER 864-660-1065 - 4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta, SC 29661 - full service 160-bed retreat center, dining hall, 8 cabins, pool, airnasium, high and low ropes course, zip line, meeting spaces, Home of Camp Spearhead & Camp Courage
PLEASANT RIDGE PARK 4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta, SC 29661 - fishing, picnic shelters, Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center, hiking and biking trails POINSETT BRIDGE 580 Callahan Mountain Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 historic site POINSETT PARK 5 Pine Forest Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690 playground, walking trail, picnic shelter RIVERBEND EQUESTRIAN PARK 175 Riverbend Rd., Greenville, SC 29617 large picnic shelter, show facilities, horse and mountain biking trails SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MEMORIAL PARK 406 West Ave., Greenville, SC 29611 historic baseball field, playground, picnic shelter SLATER-WHITE PARK 8 Slater Rd., Slater, SC 29661 athletic field SOUTHSIDE PARK 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680 athletic fields, tennis, picnic shelter, playground, Discovery Island Waterpark
MONAGHAN PARK 1 Thomas St., Greenville, SC 29611 athletic field NORTHSIDE PARK 101 W. Darby Rd., Greenville, SC 29609 athletic fields, picnic shelter, playground, tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, Otter Creek Waterpark
LOCAL > PARKS
FUN FACT Distance to Nearest State Park: 7 Miles
> CONTINUED STERLING ATHLETIC FIELD 115 Valentine St., Greenville, SC 29601 football field, shelter WELCOME PARK 5 York Dr. Greenville, SC 29611 basketball court, playground, picnic shelter WESTSIDE PARK 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr., Greenville, SC 29611 athletic fields, picnic shelter, playground, Greenville County Aquatic Complex
DISCOVERY ISLAND WATERPARK 864-963-4345 - 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680 - body slide, tube slide, Flowrider, lazy river, water spray playground, concessions, party rentals
7TH INNING SPLASH WATERPARK 864-299-1842 - 1500 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont, SC 29673 - bowl slide, spray pad, pool, concessions, party rentals OTTER CREEK WATERPARK 864-834-4108 - 101 W. Darby Rd., Greenville, SC 29609 - 2 body slides, tube slide, kiddie slide, spray pad, concessions, party rentals GREENVILLE COUNTY AQUATIC COMPLEX 864-679-SWIM - 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr., Greenville, SC 29611 - indoor 8-lane 50-meter competition pool, 5-lane 25yard heated therapy pool, playground, fitness room, Senior Action site
BRUTONTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER 864-233-4669 - 200 Leo Lewis St., Greenville, SC 29609 - activity room, playground, gym, indoor pickleball courts
FREETOWN COMMUNITY CENTER 864-295-3567 - 200 Alice Ave., Greenville, SC 29611 - gym, activity room, playground, athletic field, outdoor basketball court MT. PLEASANT COMMUNITY CENTER 864-299-3220 710 South Fairfield Road Greenville, SC 29605 - two activity rooms, gym, playground, walking trail, shelter, athletic field, indoor pickleball courts
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PARK HOP Explore parks all over Greenville County with this summer-long scavenger hunt. Find clues, win prizes and get active! SIGN UP AT PARKHOP.ORG SLATER HALL COMMUNITY CENTER 864-288-6470 - 5 Whitney St., Slater, SC 29683 historic Slater Hall, activity room, stage, walking trail, playground, outdoor basketball court, Senior Action site STAUNTON BRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER 864-509-1401 - 165 Staunton Bridge Road, Greenville, SC 29611 - activity room, outdoor basketball court, gym, playground, indoor pickleball courts STERLING COMMUNITY CENTER 864-235-4026 - 113 Minus St., Greenville, SC 29601 - gym, playground, picnic shelter, tennis, outdoor basketball court, activity room, Huddle Teen Center, Tiger Trail, fitness room, stage, indoor pickleball courts
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ED PATTERSON AGENCY Ed Patterson is an award-winning agent who has been in the insurance business for over 25 years. He is a third-generation State Farm agent. He is very active in the Greenville community, serving as past president and in other capacities of several organizations, including the Cherrydale Area Council, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Furman Paladin Club, Furman Football Players’ Association, Northwood Little League, Eastside YMCA, and Taylors First Baptist Church. He is committed to serving his clients and community and looks forward to assisting you with your insurance needs.
LOCAL > ATTRACTIONS
Greenville Zooâ&#x20AC;¦ Our Cub Scout troop spent the night here. Jenny was our guide and her husband Greg was our zookeeper for the evening, and they really outdid themselves. - James F.
LOCAL > ATTRACTIONS DISCOVER HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING GIRAFFES, ORANGUTANS, GIANT TORTOISES, ALLIGATORS AND LIONS. THE GREENVILLE ZOO PROVIDES A WONDERFULLY WILD ADVENTURE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY THAT WILL KEEP YOU COMING BACK ALL YEAR LONG! FUN FACTS ABOUT OUR ZOO: The Greenville Zoo is more than fifty years old. More than two hundred endangered animals are part of the zoo collection. The Greenville Zoo is open all year, closing only for thanksgiving, christmas and new year’s.
The African Lion sleeps up to twenty hours per day to conserve energy for hunting. Flamingo chicks are born gray or white and take up to threee years to reach their mature pink. The bright colour of flamingo feathers is caused by the pigments found in the algae and crustaceans in their diet. The Masai giraffe is the tallest land animal on the Earth. As adults, they can reach nineteen feet.
150 Cleveland Park Drive Greenville, SC • greenvillezoo.com 2020
EVENT LISTING January 21, 2020 Squirrel Appreciation Day March 3, 2020 World Wildlife Day March 21, 2020 City Employee Appreciation Day March TBD Girl Scout Day March 28, 2020 Get Out and Play Day April 3, 2020 Member's Appreciation Night April 4, 2020 Enrichment Day April 18, 2020 Party for the Planet April 25, 2020 Green Tie Gala April 25, 2020 Save the Frogs and Citizen Science Day May 9, 2020 Zoom Through the Zoo 5K May 10, 2020 Mother's Day Special Admission May 15, 2020 Endangered Species Day May TBD Greenville Zoo & Trees Greenville Tree ID Walk May 29, 2020 BREW IN THE ZOO June 5, 2020 Dreamnight June 8, 2020 World Oceans Day June 21, 2020 Father's Day special admission June 21, 2020 World Giraffe Day August 10, 2020 My Greenville Zoo (Giving) Day August 10, 2020 World Lion Day September 4, 2020 Sippin Safari September 5, 2020 International Vulture Awareness Day September 19, 2020 International Red Panda Day October 10, 2020 World Migratory Bird Day October 16-25, 2020 Boo in the Zoo November TBD Girl Scout Day November 29, 2020 World Anteater Day December 5, 2020 Safari Santa HOURS Monday–Sunday October–February: 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. March-September: 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Gates close at 5:00 p.m. (Some animals are taken off exhibit at 4:30 p.m.) The zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and the first two weeks of February for maintenance.
TICKET PRICES Adults: $9.75 Children ages 3–15: $6.50 Members receive free admission! Discounts available for groups, seniors (65-plus), and military families. Become a member by calling 864-4674311 or online at greenvillezoo.com. Greenville 23
LOCAL > ARTS
For a city its size, Greenville has an outstanding array of cultural amenities that provide a wonderful quality of life for residents and a major attraction for visitors and tourists: A world-class performing arts center, four thriving theaters, a choral group that is 59 years old, an amazing symphony, a museum that houses two of the largest collections of Jasper Johns and Andrew Wyeth in the world, a nationally ranked spring arts festival, two dance companies, an upstate history museum and a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s museum, to name just a few. Because of these organizations and many others, Greenville is the envy of cities with much larger populations. There are artist studios and arts groups in virtually every neighborhood throughout the greater Greenville area.
Just in the last few years, there has been an influx of artists to the area because of the many opportunities that are available in Greenville. Founded in 2015, the Greenville Center for Creative Arts in the village of West Greenville provides art classes to the public as well and studio and exhibition space for local artists. Events like First Fridays and Greenville Open Studios provide a fantastic awareness of the talent and professionalism of resident visual artists. Since 1973, the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) of Greenville has provided funding and other vital services to individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs throughout Greenville County. In its 46-year history, MAC has played a major role in the expansion and diversification of Greenvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outstanding cultural community.
LOCAL TIP Peace Center: We love the talent that visits the Peace Center! The facility is always well kept, and there are attendants placed strategically to help guide you to your seat. - Leo N.
A great way to experience the arts in Greenville is through the MAC ArtCard. With a donation of just $50-plus, you are able to buy-one-get-one-free tickets for one time at each of the following venues for one full year. In just two uses the ArtCard gift pays for itself. Centre Stage Greenville Chorale Greenville Symphony Orchestra Greenville Theatre Peace Center (select shows only, call 467-3000) South Carolina Children’s Theatre (MainStage productions only) The Warehouse Theatre MAC also maintains a comprehensive directory of artists and arts organizations in Greenville County on its website, www.greenvillearts.com. There is also a monthly calendar listing as well as more information about our programs and services. You can also call us at 864-467-3132 or drop by our office and gallery at 16 Augusta St. in the historic West End district of downtown Greenville.
DOWNTOWN GALLERIES • Metropolitan Arts Council • Le Gallerie Vincent (inside Le Petite Croissant) • Vintage Now Modern/ The Artists at Falls Park • Christopher Park Gallery • Art Crossing • Coldwell Banker Caine Main Street Real Estate Gallery • SE Center for Photography • Mary Praytor Gallery • Centre Stage • Open Art Studios • Port City Java Gallery • 526 West • Blackstream Christie’s International Real Estate Gallery • llyn strong fine art jewelry • Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville • Utopian Gallery (upstairs) 2020
TRIO A Brick Oven Cafe In the heart of historic downtown Greenville, Trio
welcomes you with its unique atmosphere of handcrafted gas lanterns lining rustic brick walls. An eclectic fare of gourmet wood-fired pizzas are a specialty, with sauces made fresh daily and in such intriguing combinations as roast chicken with basil pesto. A wide variety of homemade pasta dishes like sauteed spicy shrimp and scallops served over linguini are another specialty of the house. Rotisserie chicken as well as a variety of wraps and sandwiches round out the menu. An extensive wine list offers over 25 wines by the glass. Enjoy your meal outdoors, weather permitting.
THEATERS • Greenville Theatre • Centre Stage • Peace Center • The Warehouse Theatre THE VILLAGE OF WEST GREENVILLE THEATER • South Carolina Children’s Theatre GALLERIES • Artistry Workshops and Gallery • Art & Light Gallery • Flatiron Building • 547 Perry Artist Studios • Indigo Flow and Art • Railside Studios • ArtBomb Studios • Greenville Center for Creative Arts
EDUCATION GREENVILLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Some Greenville County public schools are considered to be among the best in the nation, appearing regularly in national rankings such as those produced by Newsweek and the National Blue Ribbon Program. Register your child for school In South Carolina, children aged five through seventeen must go to school. School assignments are listed by subdivision/multi-family dwelling and home address on the county’s website: https://public.greenville.k12.sc.us/ Parents may request that their children attend another school through Change in Assignment Choice and/or applying to the school system’s Magnet Academies. Any questions or concerns can be answered by contacting the county at email@example.com or calling (864) 355-7263 or (864) 355-7266. Parents will need to provide photo ID, two current “proof of residency” documents (must contain property address), birth certificate and signed certificate of immunization for the child they are registering. Also, bring a completed student enrollment form (available from school), and a withdrawal or transfer form from your previous school, along with most recent report card or transcript. And if applicable, the following will be needed: - Individualized Education Program or 504 Plan - Court-ordered guardianship document
PRIVATE SCHOOLS There are dozens of private schools in Greenville County, with programs emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, religious studies, and college preparation. Find the right school for your child by using the National Center for Education Statistics’ search tool: https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch/ HIGHER EDUCATION Many nationally recognized colleges and universities are located within and in close proximity to Greenville including: - BOB JONES UNIVERSIT Y Within the cultural and academic soil of liberal arts higher education, Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is scripturally disciplined, others-serving, God-loving, Christ-proclaiming and focused above. https://www.bju.edu - FURMAN UNIVERSIT Y Furman provides students a distinctive education in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the sciences, as well as select professional disciplines. Our challenge is to grow students, faculty and staff in knowledge and understanding. We do this through small classes, individual instruction, hands-on learning, empathetic advising and personal attention. https://www.furman.edu
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- GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE One of the largest public, two-year colleges in South Carolina. The college provides excellent learning opportunities primarily to the residents of Greenville County. The college also provides an extensive offering of continuing education courses for occupational advancement, change of career opportunities, entry-level career training, and personal interest, as well as economic development services that encourage business and industrial growth in a diverse economic community. https://www.gvltec.edu - NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSIT Y Affiliated with and committed to the South Carolina Baptist Convention, North Greenville University is a coeducational liberal arts institution that provides opportunities for higher education in a Christian atmosphere. The university strives to prepare students to become better, contributing members of society by educating the whole person through an integration of academic discipline, a Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience while offering students the best opportunities for spiritual growth, academic training, and Christian service. https://www.ngu.edu
Patriot Pest: The team at Patriot Pest is always super responsive and very professional. They are helpful with answering questions and getting any pest related problems taken care of ASAP. We ran across termites in the ground and they were out at our property the next morning. Great sense of urgency and a pleasure to work with. Dalton E.
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5K–12 Important Dates 5K–12 SCHOOL START/END DATES First Day August 20 Last Day June 4 STUDENT HOLIDAYS Labor Day Teacher Professional Dev. Thanksgiving Break Winter Break MLK Day Presidents Day Teacher Professional Dev. Spring Break Memorial Day
September 2 October 28–29 November 27–29 December 23–January 3 January 20 February 17 March 20 April 13–17 May 25
STUDENT HALF DAYS June 2–4 MAKEUP DAYS (IN ORDER OF USE) *Makeup day 1 March 24 *Makeup day 2 April 10 *Makeup day 3 March 23 (*If day not needed it becomes student holiday)
GRADING PERIODS End of 1st Quarter End of 2nd Quarter End of 3rd Quarter End of 4th Quarter
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REPORT CARDS 1st Report Card 2nd Report Card 3rd Report Card 4th Report Card
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LOCAL > ESSENTIALS Anderson Road (West) Branch Library 2625 Anderson Road Greenville, SC 29611 864-269-5210 Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch Library 100 Lydia Street Greenville, SC 29605 864-277-0161 Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch Library 111 N Hwy 25 Bypass Greenville, SC 29617 864-246-1695 Five Forks Branch Library 104 Sunnydale Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681 864-234-4904 Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch Library 311 North Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-2576
Greer (Jean M. Smith) Branch Library 505 Pennsylvania Avenue Greer, SC 29650 (864) 877-8722 Hughes Main Library 25 Heritage Green Place Greenville, SC 29601 864-242-5000 Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch Library 800 West Butler Road Greenville, SC 29607 864-277-7397 Pelham Road (F. W. Symmes) Branch Library 1508 Pelham Road Greenville, SC 29615 864-288-6688 Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch Library 626 NE Main Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 864-963-9031
Taylors (Burdette) Branch Library 316 W Main Street Taylors, SC 29687 864-268-5955 Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch Library 17 Center Street Travelers Rest, SC 29690 864-834-3650 Library Card You can register for a library card in person at any Greenville County Libraries branch. Bring a photo ID and proof of residence to obtain a library card. If your SC driver’s license or state ID card has your current address listed, that’s all you need. For minors ages 0-17, a parent or legal guardian must complete and sign an application.
Clayton Tile: Wonderful staff and also very knowledgeable. Usually those two together are far and few. I would highly recommend shopping for tile options and solutions here. They have a way of making you feel comfortable. Steven R.
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HOSPITALS Three major healthcare systems currently serve the people of Greenville County, with campuses and facilities throughout the community: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System features five major facilities in the Greenville area: St. Francis Downtown, St. Francis Eastside, St. Francis Millennium, St. Francis Outpatient Center and Upstate Surgery Center. Prisma Health is comprised of a Level I trauma center, five acute care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a regional medical center, a community wellness center and numerous specialty facilities. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System offers services which include primary, secondary and tertiary acute care, post-acute care, and a broad range of outpatient and diagnostic services through the system’s ambulatory care locations. Greenville is also home to Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Greenville, a 50-bed pediatric orthopedic hospital and research and teaching center providing comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with orthopedic conditions. 32 BeLocal
AREA HOSPITALS What you need to know about their services and specialties. Greenville Memorial Hospital Greenville Memorial Hospital offers 710 beds and access to numerous specialized medical programs. The hospital houses Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, the Upstate’s only comprehensive program dedicated exclusively to children, along with a Children’s Emergency Center. Greenville Memorial Hospital offers the only comprehensive stroke center in the Upstate, which is the highest quality of care that can be provided to stroke patients, and is home to a 24-hour Level I trauma center, along with the Upstate’s only pediatric trauma center. In 2018, Greenville Memorial Hospital achieved Magnet recognition, reflecting a level of nursing professionalism that translates to better satisfaction for both patients and staff, and better care for patients. 701 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605; 864-455-7000
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Patewood Hospital Located on the Patewood Medical Campus, Patewood Hospital provides a convenient location and a state-of-the-art, relaxing healing environment. Patients come to Patewood Hospital for orthopaedic and gynecologic surgeries as well as obstetric services at The Family Birthplace–Patewood and Family Beginnings–Patewood. 92 percent of patients at Patewood Hospital report on HCAHPS (a nationwide patient satisfaction survey) that they would “definitely recommend this hospital to others.” Only 24 hospitals in the country scored a higher percentage. Note: No Emergency Services are offered at Patewood Hospital. 175 Patewood Drive, Greenville, SC 29615; 864-797-1000 Hillcrest Hospital Located on the Simpsonville Medical Campus, Hillcrest Hospital specializes in short-stay and outpatient surgical procedures. Hillcrest Hospital is a 43-bed facility with private rooms and six inpatient ICU beds. Required inpatient stay at Hillcrest Hospital will be provided by doctors on the hospitalist team. These doctors specialize in providing care to patients in the hospital and will communicate important information about your stay to your primary care doctor. The Emergency Department delivers 24-hour service by board-certified physicians and averages 28,000 visits per year. Next door to the hospital, the Hillcrest Medical Office Building offers primary care and orthopaedic services. 729 SE Main St., Simpsonville, SC 29681; 864-967-6100 North Greenville Hospital North Greenville Hospital is a 45-bed facility designated for adult long-term acute care. Experienced critical-care staff provide around-the-clock, patient-focused care in a tranquil environment that is conducive to healing. This hospital offers 24-hour emergency care by physicians who are board-certified in emergency medicine, in addition to long-term acute care for adults requiring an extended hospital stay before they can return home. The North Greenville Medical Campus also offers outpatient services such as pediatrics and radiology. 807 N. Main St. (Hwy 276), Travelers Rest, SC 29690; 864-455-9206
Greer Memorial Hospital Located on the Greer Medical Campus, Greer Memorial Hospital was completed in 2008 and includes a pediatric inpatient unit for providing specialized care to our young community members. In 2016, Greer Memorial Hospital achieved Magnet recognition, reflecting a level of nursing professionalism that translates to better satisfaction for both patients and staff, and better care for patients. SC BlueCross honored Greer Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care, which recognizes hospitals that demonstrate expertise in patient safety and positive health outcomes at an affordable cost. Medical care during your stay at Greer Memorial Hospital is provided by doctors on our hospitalist team. These doctors specialize in providing care to patients in the hospital and will communicate important information about your stay to your primary care doctor. 830 S. Buncombe Road, Greer, SC 29650; 864-797-8000 St. Francis Downtown St. Francis Downtown includes a 245-bed hospital and the St. Francis Outpatient Center. This location offers: Emergency Room, Heart Care, Heart Surgery, Inpatient Cancer Services, Bone Marrow Transplantation Center, Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoporotic Fracture Program, Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Imaging Services, Sleep Center, Outpatient Surgery, Laboratory Services, and more. 1 St. Francis Drive, Greenville, SC 29601; 864-255-1000 St. Francis Eastside St. Francis Eastside, formerly named St. Francis Women's & Family Hospital, includes a 93-bed hospital and two medical office buildings, 131 Commonwealth Drive and 135 Commonwealth Drive. Services offered at this location include: Emergency Room, Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Care Unit, Joint Replacement Surgery, Joint Camp Program, Orthopedic Surgery, Surgical Weight Loss Program, General Medical and Surgical Care, Critical Care, Imaging, Mammography, Breast Health Center, Wound Healing Center, Physical Therapy, and physician offices. 125 Commonwealth Drive, Greenville, SC 29615; 864-675-4000 Pelham Medical Center Pelham Medical Center consists of 48 inpatient rooms and is continuously expanding services to meet the needs of patients. Conveniently located at Westmoreland Road and Highway 14 in Greer, the state-ofthe-art facility is a national award winner for its design. The hospital design focuses on both comfort and convenience for patients and visitors. 250 Westmoreland Rd, Greer, SC 29651; 864-530-6000 Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville One of twenty-two hospitals in an international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville prides itself on presenting a fun and comfortable atmosphere for all of our visitors. 950 West Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605; 864-271-3444
Founded in 1938, PMCC is a challenging 18-hole golf course located at the foothills of Paris Mountain between Greenville and Travelers Rest. Course features include well maintained Bentgrass greens, gentle elevation changes, and scenic views of the surrounding landscape. Other amenities include a driving range, swimming pool, and full-service grill. PMCC is open to the public, and you will find our staff and members to be friendly and welcoming. Book tee times by calling 864.834.4781.
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PARIS MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CLUB Founded in 1938, PMCC is a challenging 18-hole golf course located at the foothills of Paris Mountain between Greenville and Travelers Rest. Course features include well maintained Bentgrass greens, gentle elevation changes, and scenic views. Other amenities include a driving range, swimming pool, and full-service grill. PMCC is open to the public, and you will find our staff and members to be friendly and welcoming. Book tee times by calling 864.834.4781.
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FUN FACT Greenville was called Pleasantburg until the name was changed in 1831.
Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, has a Check out some of the Greenville County golf options. beautiful downtown and many outdoor activities to pursue. It’s Paris Mountain Country Club a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy jogging, climbing, 301 Old Rockhouse Rd. Greenville, SC 29609 • 864-834-4781 biking, boating, fishing and golfing. Golf course architects like The Preserve at Verdae Golf Club Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Willard Byrd and John Lafoy 650 Verdae Blvd. Greenville, SC 29607 • 864-676-1500 have taken full advantage of the beautiful terrain in the area. Hejaz Shrine Recreation Club 200 Ranch Rd. W. Greenville, SC 29667 • 864-277-1777 Bonnie Brae Golf Club 1116 Ashmore Bridge Rd. Greenville, SC 29605 • 864-277-9838 CrossWinds Golf Course 61 Villa Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 • 864-233-6336 Furman University Golf Club 400 N. Hwy 25 Bypass Greenville, SC 29617 • 864-294-2690 Carolina Golf at Botany Woods 1409 Edwards Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 • 864-244-6702 Chanticleer Golf Course 502 Garden Trl. Greenville, SC 29605 Holly Tree Country Club 500 Golf Club Dr., Simpsonville, SC 29681 • 864-967-9510 Legacy Pines Golf Club 200 Ranch Rd. W. Greenville, SC 29607 • 864-277-4491
Greenville Country Club 239 Byrd Blvd. Greenville, SC 29605 • 864232-6771
Haas Family Golf 8000 Pelham Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 864-288-0001
Fox Run Country Club 215 State Rd. S-23-549 Simpsonville, SC 29681 864-967-9505
Green Valley Country Club 225 Green Valley Rd. Greenville, SC 29617 864-246-2141
Lakeview Golf Club 315 Piedmont Golf Course Rd. Piedmont, SC 29673 864-277-2680
Carolina Springs Golf Club 1680 Scuffletown Rd. Fountain Inn, SC 29644 864-862-3551
Pebble Creek Golf Course 101 Pebble Creek Dr. Taylors, SC 29687 864-244-8937 2020
Willow Creek Golf Club 205 Sandy Run Dr. Greer, SC 29651 864-670-9329
Greer Golf and Country Club 2299 Gap Creek Rd. Greer, SC 29651 864-877-9279
Cherokee Valley Golf Club 450 Cherokee Valley Way Travelers Rest, SC 29690 864-895-6758
Thornblade Club 1275 Thornblade Blvd. Greer, SC 29650 864-234-5100
Topgolf 201 Clifton Court Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 315-3351
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TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING AIRPORTS Greenville Spartanburg International Airport 2000 GSP Dr. Greer, SC 29651 864-877-7426 Code: GSP Asheville Regional Airport Terminal Drive Fletcher, NC 28732 828-684-2226 Code: AVL Greenville Downtown Airport 100 Tower Dr. Greenville, SC 29607 864-242-4777 Code: GMU
AMTRAK 1120 W. Washington St. Greenville, SC 29601 800-872-7245 Code: GRV BUS STATIONS Asheville Bus Station 2 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC 28805 828-253-8451 Greenville Bus Lines 9 Hendrix Dr. Greenville, SC 29607 864-235-4741
Greenville Transportation 864-501-3673 A Taxi Alternative (864) 990-5044 Greenville Limousine and Transportation Service 864-977-1822 Hop In Free Low-Speed Electric Vehicle service on Main St. Downtown Greenville (650) 670-0076
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PARKING Follow the green ‘P’ to over 8,000 parking spaces, including more than 800 free on-street spaces. You can also park at one of the City’s 14 parking facilities, located just steps away from all the popular entertainment, shopping and dining destinations. The City also offers free parking on weekends in select locations, and many downtown merchants provide free or discounted garage parking for their customers.
Those who come downtown to shop, dine, do business and enjoy the cultural and entertainment options can park for free at any of the City’s parking garages. The first hour of parking in all City parking garages is free, no matter the day or time. After the first free hour, customers will pay 2020
LOCAL > TRANSPORTATION $2 to park for a second hour, and then $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum of $7. The cost to park at the Washington Street parking deck and the West End park and ride lot is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $7. *Event rate of $6 will prevail when posted. Free Weekend & Evening Parking Park for free on weekends in 2 downtown locations. The Richardson Street Garage is free from: 6 p.m. on Fridays to 6:00 a.m. on Mondays The West Washington Street Deck is free from: 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. Monday - Friday All day Saturday and Sunday *Event rates prevail when posted
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CLIMATE FUN FACT
Greenville gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. Greenville gets 5 inches of snow, on average, per year. On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in Greenville.
IN INCHES Avg. Precipitation January February March April May June July August September October November December
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THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERY PALATE
By Rose Woelker, resident, owner of Foothills Foodie Tours
Welcome to Greenville, one of the most rapidly growing areas in the South. The place where many people visit and leave thinking “why don’t we live here?” There are many beautiful areas to explore on foot, by car, and nearby for wonderful day trips full of fun, exploring, and discovering new places. One of the most exciting developments in Greenville is the exploding culinary scene. Greenville is gaining a respected “foodie” destination that visitors are flocking to for weekend trips and vacations. The city is very fortunate to have a very cosmopolitan flair, and an international presence which leads to a wide selection of local and international cuisine. BeLocal has you covered with the most useful and comprehensive guide for Greenville County residents. Here we put together a list of some of the best eateries around the county. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, sushi and drinks with friends, or looking for that familyfriendly place for a casual meal with the kids you will find it here. So give them a try and enjoy all they have to offer. 40 BeLocal
Larkin’s on the River Restaurant - a wonderful steakhouse operating in a historical building downtown on the river. The building was originally part of a stagecoach factory, manufacturing stagecoaches, and then wagons for the civil war. The structure is aesthetically pleasing, historically relevant and restored with many of the original bricks (made from the clay of the Reedy River) still visible in the structure. It has been lovingly restored, and features some of the best views, food, and ambiance in Greenville. The Lazy Goat, a Mediterranean-themed menu features many small plates, and dishes that can be shared by the table. It is situated with an elevation above the river with a wonderful view of the Wyche Pavilion, Peace Center, and Peace Center stage as well as the Reedy River and surrounding area. The menu contains personal pizzas, many middle east flavored dishes and delightful cocktails. The terrace overlooking the river and Peace Center is a delightful way to enjoy dinner on a weekend evening and watching the events and festivities taking place across the river as well as people watching on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
LOCAL TIP Sidewall: The best pizza anywhere. Great service, unique options and toppings. The only negative is that it’s so good it’s frequently crowded, but great food and service will do that! Always worth the wait! - Scott M.
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FUN FACT Greenville’s Poinsett Hotel was completed in June 1925 at a cost of $1.5 million.
terrace around the restaurant, they feature authentic Italian dishes made fresh and from scratch daily. Their pastas are delicious and rival the best from Italy. Their sauces and creativity are yet to replicated anywhere in Greenville. If you can snag a table outside on the terrace, it will be a very lovely dining experience as the terrace overlooks main street and falls park.
Mary’s at Falls Cottage (located at Fall’s Park) Mary’s features southern homemade prepared dishes on a daily basis. They are open for lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends. Long known as one of the “go to” places for a romantic place to have a wedding ceremony, they are booked almost every weekend for a wedding event. The cottage dates back to the 1800s and has fresh salads, sandwiches, and southern favorites sure to please. If you like to enjoy the gardens, ask for a table in the “garden” terrace, if you prefer a view of the Falls Park – ask for a table on the terrace (balcony)...or you can also sit inside and appreciate the historical beauty of the cottage. Anyplace will be wonderful, and the food is fantastic, like eating at your grandmother’s. Jianna’s Italian Restaurant, located across the street from Falls Park and on the second floor with a
Husk Restaurant, located in the historic West End, takes up residence in a historical building dating back to the early 1900s. The beauty outside is also replicated inside with a beautiful mural dating back to circa 1920–1940...depicting a company that has previously milled wheat flour. The inside of the restaurant has been beautifully restored to its original beauty and is a real pleasure to visit. Their bartender has an encyclopedia of cocktail selections to choose from, and their chef was nominated for the very prestigious James Beard award in South Carolina. You will not be disappointed with the quality of the culinary experience with you will have Husk. Spill the Beans, a coffee shop, snack shop, and waffle cone and unique ice cream experience will be had in this location very close to Falls Park. Their coffee is an interesting blend of unique roasts and they feature a selection of breakfast items and afternoon snacks to enjoy with a cup of Joe. Also, the feature their homemade ice cream every day, as well as another unique ice cream experience only available at their location.
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> CONTINUED The Peddler, a Greenville tradition located off of Poinsett Highway on your way to Furman University. It can be tricky to find so pay close attention. Located in a wooded environment, a cozy, and unique venue, they feature a salad bar that rivals the best you have ever seen. Their specialty is prime rib, steak, and other beef dishes. They do not accept reservations, arrive early and be prepared to wait for a table. But, it is worth the wait and a memorable experience. Crepe du Jour - a wonderful french twist in the Downtown Greenville Main Street area. Delicious crepes, sweet and savory are offered daily as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Live music on Friday evenings. A wonderful place to grab a specialty coffee, cappuccino, latte, or an innovative cocktail. Trappe Door - Greenville’s own Belgian pub featuring handcrafted beers from Belgium, and beyond, also local breweries on tap as well. Delicious French and Belgium-inspired menu with a wide array and selection of fine wines to choose from. Located in the basement of an historic building in downtown Greenville a little off Main. Sassafras Southern Bistro - a Greenville staple featuring a delightful variety of southern favorites served in a unique and historic environment. Uniquely decorated with windows from the Low Country, authentic hardware, and barn doors, this Bistro leaves you feeling cozy and captivated all at the same time. Excellent menu, wonderful cocktails, and beer selection. 42 BeLocal
LOCAL TIP (jī-rōz): This has become our favorite Greek restaurant in Greenville! Everyone is so friendly and the food is always delicious. It’s great for date night. - Katie W.
Roost - A local favorite, located in the Hyatt Hotel, it is known for it’s Soil to City concept in sourcing as many local ingredients as possible to make some of downtown’s best dishes for you. Give them a try on the weekend for their fantastic brunch, try their bread pudding french toast, and stop by on Friday night for cocktails and to listen to the concert in NOMA square. The place to be! Brick Street Cafe - a Greenville icon known for their fantastic Sweet Potato Cake, located in the Historic West End near Fluor Field, this beautiful building which is over 100 years, oozes charm and personality. The local crowds give it away as the place to eat on any given Saturday, but get their early and enjoy lunch and a fantastic cake experience. Le Petit Croissant - featuring authentic French pastries, sandwiches, and specialty coffees. Located in the Historic West End, and run by an Executive Chef from France, we are 2020
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delighted to have this little gem downtown. Pick up a baguette, croissant, try their many delicious desserts, sample their artisan chocolates, gluten free items also available. Vault and Vator - Craft cocktails and specialty appetizers featured in this new Speakeasy. Located on Main Street in the West End, this intimate lounge specializes in providing the ultimate in cocktail experience. Tupelo Honey - an Asheville staple, they have opened a restaurant in the One building on the 1st floor. Tupelo Honey is noted for their delicious biscuits, southern fried chicken, and other southern favorites. Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner, they have a Greenville “go to” place for a taste of the south. Trattoria Giorgio - in downtown Greenville across from the Westin Poinsett Hotel, is a very small intimate Italian restaurant that specializes in serving authentically prepared Italian cuisine. From pastas to their meat dishes, this intimate surrounding will provide a wonderful evening you are sure to remember. The Flat - Greenville - is a great experience located on Woodruff road. They specialize in fantastic burgers, sandwiches, and other specials featured on a
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for their delicious selection of smoked meats and sausage. The restaurant also offers a great selection of craft beers, cocktails and dynamic wine options. Call 864-297-6000, baconbrospublichouse.com, address: 3620 Pelham Rd., Greenville, SC 29615. Shortfield’s American restaurant in Travelers Rest and Simpsonville, SC. We have a full bar with 11 taps that we rotate with local breweries. Make us your weekday lunch stop, date-night favorite, or sporting event viewing place to be. See you at Shortfields.
> CONTINUED daily basis. They have an array of local beers on tap as well as other spirits and wine. Southern Culture - located on N. Pleasantburg Road, this restaurant has delicious appetizers, and southern fare. Their decor is very inviting and intimate. The bar atmosphere is comfortable with a fireplace and cozy and comfy couches to sit in, as well as high tops. Their dining room can accommodate parties of most any size. The service is always friendly and excellent. Sidewall Pizza Who doesn’t love a great pizza with quality ingredients and large varieties of toppings to make the whole family happy? Oh, and then for dessert make sure to sample their famous homemade ice cream! Delicious...a trip to Sidewall will become a family favorite. Monkey Wrench Smokehouse Monkey Wrench Smokehouse offers southern BBQ smoked on their back porch, delicious sides with a creative spin as well as homemade desserts. You can also enjoy the craft beers, barrel-aged cocktails, patio and back lawn on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Travelers Rest. 44 BeLocal
Rocket Surgery Delicious Italian cuisine with daily specials and homemade pasta which may sell out due to demand. Creative and authentic preparation, it is worthy of many return visits. Craft cocktail bar, traditional and inventive cocktails, awesome snacks and dinners, daily features. Come join us at 164D S. Main St., Travelers Rest, SC. Tipsy Taco A locally owned and operated Greenville restaurant with a fun, laid-back environment specializing in made-from-scratch Tex-Mex favorites like street tacos, tamales, fajitas, and much more. The bright painted walls create a warm, inviting energy with a creative Mexican twist.
Augusta Grill For over 20 years, we’ve offered artfully prepared, elegant American cuisine inspired by flavors and techniques from all over the world. A Greenville staple we have been one of the area’s most popular restaurants, and we invite you to experience why our customers return week after week. We’re sure we’ll see you again! Trio: A Brick Oven Cafe For over 20 years Trio has been providing a local dining experience for locals and visitors alike. Trio welcomes you with its unique atmosphere of handcrafted gas lanterns lining rustic brick walls and a wood-fired oven from Modena, Italy. A fine family Italian restaurant in downtown Greenville. The Spice Diner American Restaurant in Simpsonville, SC, serving up comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Harbor Inn Seafood Restaurant Local chain serving broiled and fried seafood, plus steaks and salads, in a casual setting. Delicious seafood served in our dining rooms or prepared for “take-home” meals. Treat your family to lunch or dinner at Harbor Inn!
Smoke on the Water You cannot mistake the smoky bbq smell in the air when passing by this local favorite featuring friendly wait staff in an unpretentious taproom serving barbecue and Southern dishes along with beer. At Smoke on the Water, we deliver a true taste of the South through an extensive menu that reflects our vast regional cuisine.
Bacon Bros. Public House Bacon Bros. Public House features a straightforward, made-from-scratch menu. One of the best bets for a fun, relaxed dining experience with friends and family and to meet pals after work for small bites. They are known
( jī-rōz) Our hip, Greek restaurant was designed to bring people together. The decor of this beautiful North Main restaurant will give you the feeling that you are sitting at a cafe in Greece along a waterfront watching the local fishermen, or villagers. We want our customers to enjoy visiting 2020
us so much that they regularly bring their friends and family in to try our cuisine. Whether you’re interested in our wine bar and the extraordinary Greek wines we have to offer or you want to dine on Greek cheeses with a glass of local craft beer, (jī-rōz) has it all! White Duck Taco White Duck Taco is a fast casual restaurant that focuses on great tasting fusion tacos, and delicious drinks. Located 1.5 miles from downtown Greenville next door to Birds Fly South Brewery. The Swamp Rabbit River Trail comes right to our location so you can ride, jog, or drive right up and grab some delicious tacos and ice cold beer. Villa Frosi We Welcome you to our Greek and Italian restaurant. Come and enjoy a homemade cooked meal with your family or friends and celebrate your special occasions. Rooms for parties available. Great pizza! Great pasta dishes, salads, sandwiches and great wine selections. Dine-in and take-out available. El Thrifty This new addition to the ever-changing scenic route of the Swamp Rabbit Trail has been enjoying a welcoming vibe from the city of Greenville. The Mexican social club as it is billed provides a modern, clean, hip environment. Their menu is eclectic with a great combination of dishes for all. Don’t forget their classic cocktails and beers. Enjoy one if their cocktails this Spring as you relax in one of their onsite hammocks! Family, friends, and fun! The Burrow at Augusta The newest restaurant from Josh Beeby, the man behind Barley’s and Trappe Door. The Burrow keeps a slightly upscale neighborhood feel in a cozy setting that encourages comfort and the ease of an elevated dining experience. Fork and Plough The partnership between Greenbrier Farms and Chef Shawn Kelly is responsible for this unique farm to table restaurant, butchery and grocery store. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. This is a place where you and your family can drop in on any night of the week and dine on high-quality seasonal eats. Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria For over 15 years, Barley’s has been regularly awarded for their pizza and beer. They serve 72 craft beers on tap, fresh sourdough pizza that is made in house everyday, as well as award-winning calzones, sandwiches, pastas and salads. 2020
LOCAL > CYCLING 21-mile paved bike path starting in the heart of downtown. In addition to, Greenville has completely revitalized its downtown area and turned it into a major attraction full of art, gorgeous scenery, and an impressive culinary scene; a deliberate effort to actively pursue cyclists as tourists and potential citizens.
By Kurt Van Natta, resident
Greenville, South Carolina is a growing cycling destination. And word is beginning to spread concerning its strong cycling culture, as the city itself is addressing numerous cycling related issues - the development of an integrated network of bicycle facilities and supporting programs, linking neighborhoods and activity centers throughout the city. The network will
not only make bicycling a more viable mode of transportation, but will contribute to an enhanced quality of life for residents and visitors. Greenville is not exactly new to the cycling scene – it held the USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships from 2006 to 2012. What those riders all know is that Greenville offers miles of wide open space to explore, with everything from serious mountains to rolling farmland, and even a
It takes so much more than just open roads to make a great road cycling area. Road conditions, traffic and terrain are key of course, but so is a general acceptance that bikes belong on the road, and Greenville seems well-placed on all of the above. according to tourism spokeswoman Taryn Scher. “By November 2015, the total number of bike lanes, sharrows, greenways, and trails had grown to 60 miles and is still moving swiftly.” While more definitely needs to be done, those improvements have made getting in and around the city much more bike-friendly to be sure.
LOCAL > CYCLING just east of Asheville, where the riding lives up to its reputation, with hundreds of miles of trails spread out across over 500,000 acres. There are too many to list, but be aware – these trails are very hilly, and are renowned for their challenge and ability to take riders far into the wilderness. Pisgah is also the home of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern United States at 6683’.
> CONTINUED Once out of town, the roads and scenery open up and long, winding, rolling roads abound, with little traffic. North of town seems to be the more popular area, especially since the Swamp Rabbit Trail heads that direction out of town. The trail itself is a very flat rail-to-trail paved path, and it makes for a wonderful, casual spin out of town where you’ll share the trail with everything from pros to first timers, not to mention loads of runners and walkers. You’ll find that many of they cyclists are on their way to the little town of Traveler’s Rest, which has become a popular ride for Greenville locals – they ride out, eat some good food and/or drink some local beer and fresh coffee, and head back home.
When it comes to mountain biking, Greenville often takes a backseat to another outdoor adventure town, Ashville, NC, which is about an hour north over the hills. But Greenville has plenty of outstanding riding within a short drive, and many of the best areas are only a bit farther away than they are from Asheville. Three National Forests are less than 2 hours away, including Pisgah, Sumter and Chattahoochee (in NC, SC and Georgia respectively), and lots of other open space surrounds the area as well.
Another popular ride is much closer to home. Paris Mountain was featured prominently – and painfully – during the National Championships where it was climbed four times during the race. It is found just a few miles north of town, and offers a legitimate mountain climb.
Probably the best known area in the region is Pisgah National Forest,
With the recent revitalization of Greenville – especially the historic downtown area – the town has developed a surprisingly vibrant arts and entertainment scene, including a few things cyclists tend to appreciate: fresh, local, creative food; fresh roasted artisan coffee; and top-notch, micro-brewed beer from both local and national brewers. Choosing to stay active and true to the Two Wheel Fun theme of the article, I decided to check it all out on ... ahem ... a Segway Tour. Greenville Segway Tours provided the machine (and helmet!) and a quick lesson. The owner/guide provided tons of history about the area, including stories behind the seemingly ubiquitous – and quite impressive public artwork, and lots of useful info on entertainment as well. What Greenville has to offer residents and travelers alike is options. It is another great cycling destination that offers plenty of great food and drinks to keep you satiated when you’re not on the bike as well.
PERFORMING ARTS Peace Center peacecenter.org 101 W. Broad St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-467-3000 Greenville Little Theatre greenvillelittletheatre.org 444 College St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-233-6238 Warehouse Theatre warehousetheatre.com 37 Augusta St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-235-6948 Centre Stage centrestage.org 501 River St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-233-6733 Cafe And Then Some cafeats.com 101 College St., #1A Greenville, SC 29601 864-232-2287 Alchemy Comedy alchemycomedy.com 1 E. Coffee St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-256-1467 Comedy Zone www.greenville comedyzone.com 221 N Main St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 603-1583 Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N Academy St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 241-3800 Carolina Ballet Theatre (864) 421-0940
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Greenville Chautauqua 11 Rock Side Ct Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 244-1499 Greenville Symphony Orchestra 200 S Main St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 232-0344 MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS Greenville County Museum of Art gcma.org 420 College St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-271-7570 Upcountry History Museum upcountryhistory.org 540 Buncombe St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-467-3100
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate tcmupstate.org 300 College St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-233-7755
FUN FACT The Elevation of Greenville is 1080 ft
Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery bjumg.org 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. Greenville, SC 29614 864-770-1331 Greenville County Museum of Art gcma.org 420 College St. Greenville, SC 29601 864-271-7570
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Across the Upstate, there is a healthy mix of familiar brand name shopping, specialty boutiques and local retailers. Another thing you can be sure of when shopping in Greenville? There are plenty of great restaurants nearby should you need to refuel along the way. Explore the listed areas below and discover for yourself how “retail therapy” really works.
10 GAFFNEY OUTLET MARKETPLACE The Gaffney Outlet Marketplace is the closest outlet shopping experience to downtown Greenville and home to more than fifty stores. Brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Brooks Brothers are well-represented, as are the likes of Ann Taylor, American Eagle, Guess, Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Gap and J. Crew. While apparel is central to the shopping theme, there is plenty more offered besides clothes, including Bath & Body Works, Yankee Candle, Pottery Barn, Kitchen Collection and Vitamin World. Regular hours are Monday Saturday Open 10:00AM–9:00PM, Sunday Open 1:30PM–7:00PM. 9 CHERRYDALE POINT Nestled between downtown Greenville and Furman University, off of North 2020
Pleasantburg Drive, this shopping center offers a wide range of familiar favorites. Stores include Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Shoe Carnival, Bath & Body Works and Ross. In addition to the department stores, you will find Ingles Market, T-Mobile, AT&T, Gold’s Gym and a Regal Cinemas. 8 FAIRVIEW ROAD The nearby area of Simpsonville has benefitted from Greenville growth, and offers tremendous shopping opportunities as well. Fairview Road is unrecognizable from the scatter of farms and pastures it was but a few decades ago. Department stores such as Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Michael’s are found either in or just outside of Fairview Station. Belk, Kohl’s and TJ Maxx are featured clothing stores. Footwear, video games, pet supplies, sporting goods,
jewelry and beauty products each have a specialty store of their own. 7 AUGUSTA ROAD Extending out of the heart of downtown Greenville, Augusta Road is a common meeting place, and centerpiece of the Upstate community. It’s one of the oldest neighborhoods around, and it gives you quick access to other parts of the city. Restaurants are plentiful, so a day of shopping is easy and comfortable. Take time to pop in and out of the eclectic collection of specialty shops; Twill, a women’s fashion boutique, offers a sophisticated yet casual style, complete with a cozy sitting area and fully stocked bar. 6 GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET Located off North Pleasantburg Drive is the State Farmers Market. There you will find all sorts of produce such as apples, peanuts and tomatoes year-round, while a separate shed, open on Sat-
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> CONTINUED urdays from April to November, offers fresh vegetables, baked goods, plants and flowers. Other vendors set up flower stands in the parking lot. 5 VILLAGE OF WEST GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN The Village of West Greenville is a year-round showcase of local, talented artists. Full of studio space and galleries alike, its reputation as Greenville’s art district is rightfully earned. While exploring the Village’s many galleries, take a coffee break at Village Grind or stop in for a bite at GB&D. Ember Outfitters, Pace Jewelers and Rocker Belles each offer a shopping experience unique only to West Greenville. 4 THE SHOPS AT GREENRIDGE This attractive shopping center is anchored by Barnes & Noble and several other superstores. Several free-standing brick buildings at the center of the complex house stores such as Ann Taylor Loft, White House/Black Market, Ulta, Talbot and Yankee Candle. 3 MAGNOLIA PARK Strategically located between three major roads in Greenville; Woodruff Road, I-385 and I-85, The Shops at Greenridge provides a regional destination where shoppers can go for one-stop shopping. Open, outdoors and reasonably walkable, Magnolia Park quickly established itself as one of the key shopping destinations in town. Magnolia Park is home to Cabela’s, Costco, a Regal Cinemas and the only Dave and Buster’s in the area. Pier 1 Imports, Nordstrom Rack and Golf Galaxy line next to one another.
2 DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE In 2002, the Main St. Liberty Bridge over the Reedy River opened up the West End and Falls Park on The Reedy, and business boomed. Anchored by the Hyatt Regency on one end and the West End on the other, downtown is lined with arching trees and pretty street lighting. You’ll find an abundance of unique, local retailers, as well as upscale chains like Brooks Brothers, Orvis and Anthropologie. Not just national chains but smaller ones such as Mast and its next-door neighbor, O.P. Taylor’s Toy Store also find their place along the Main St. 1 HAYWOOD MALL Open from 10:00AM-9:00PM Monday through Saturday, and from noon-7:00PM on Sunday, perhaps Greenville’s most popular shopping destination, the Haywood Mall houses over 150 stores. Sears, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Macy’s and Belk, the mall’s largest stores, and the likes of smaller retailers such as Gap, Sephora, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Forever 21 and Banana Republic make for a very complete shopping experience. A food court and restaurants like Grill Marks and Cheesecake Factory, are convenient when you’re ready for a bite to eat.
Although you can basically find anything you desire at one of these premier, Upstate shopping centers, there are countless other retail stores, boutiques and specialty shops in the area. Because there are so many options, below is a list of local favorites. SPLASH ON MAIN We are a fun, unique, eclectic, yet high-end boutique located in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Our name is due to the fact that we specialize in things related to life on the water, whether that be visiting an exotic beach on vacation, the nearest lake or a swimming pool in the backyard. We carry beautiful dresses, cover ups, and lots of swimwear, and everything in between, like sunscreen, beach bags and flip flops.
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In Site Designs is a full service residential design firm specializing in high-end interiors.
Our passion is working on homes of all sizes and styles to make the space truly reflect its owners and those living inside. We start from the inception of the floor plans and move into the selections for the built environment, then the designs are carried all the way through to the final place settings and decorative details. With an emphasis on clean lines and a "less is more" approach, we focus on quality not quantity, as well as the impact that we can create with form, scale and an incredible material palette.
Closetpro is a family owned business that provides custom closet organization, garage, and office solutions for families and businesses in the upstate, Charlotte and Asheville areas. We have been in the closet and cabinetry business for over 25 years. Closetpro has a reputation for custom quality built closets and cabinetry with 100% customer satisfaction. Our mission at Closetpro is to design, manufacture and deliver innovative custom closet storage solutions that meet the unique needs and expectations of each customer. When it comes to creating a great customer experience everyone here at Closetpro is committed to your personal satisfaction. With our free design guarantee and limited lifetime warranty, you can rest assured Closetpro will meet your needs and give you the best quality product for your money. closetpro.com | 864.288.0870
Specializing in interior/exterior painting and repairs Lee Sheridan Benchmark Renovations 864-498-3534 56 BeLocal
LOCAL > SHOPPING > CONTINUED GARNER’S NATURAL LIFE Garner’s Natural Life offers the purest, most innovative, high-quality natural products. With more than 130 collective years of wellness experience, their expert staff provides unsurpassed customer service in our industry.
HOME AT LAST INC. Home at Last Inc. is the oldest consignment furniture store in Greenville. They have been servicing the upstate for 15-plus years. Come in and see why one of their pieces will make you feel home at last.
TWILL Offering an extensive selection of premium denim for women, Twill’s denim experts can help everyone find their perfect fit. Twill not only carries denim but also unique handpicked tops, dresses, jewelry, and accessories. Twill’s goal is to provide customers with assistance to cultivate their individual style. Stop by to shop, or just catch up and have a drink!
THE COOK’S STATION A local foodie mecca in Greenville, SC! Explore the foodie fun and gourmet appliances in Greenville’s kitchen store. The Cook’s Station has everything a foodie is searching for: kitchenware, cooking gadgets, gifts, cooking classes and major appliances, such as refrigerators, ranges, hoods, and dishwashers.
GAGE’S Established in 1984, Gage’s is a well-curated gift and stationery specialty store. They offer a thoughtful selection of home accessories, original art, jewelry, fragrances, and entertaining pieces as well as fine stationery and invitations.
MONKEE"S OF THE WEST END The ultimate in ladies shoes, clothing and accessories. Stop by to experience boutique shopping as it is meant to be - fun and personal!
RUSH WILSON LIMITED With a heritage of class and style that has circumvented the barrier of time, Rush Wilson Limited has been providing quality men's fashions since 1950. We exist to make sure you are appropriately dressed for any occasion and are treated with the service we've made famous. By specializing in classic American style, our focus is offering our customers clothing that fits their lifestyle. BEIJA-FLOR Created by a local Greenville mother and daughter team, for women, Beija-Flor’s ultra-comfortable jeans are designed to work with your curves, fit like a glove and never stretch out, no matter what your day brings. Come see one of our Fit Experts at our flagship store on Main Street to find your perfect fit! FLEET FEET SPORTS Greenville’s oldest locally owned running store. Although they are part of a national franchise, the store is individually owned, which means the money you spend at Fleet Feet stays in Greenville. They specialize in athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories for both runners and walkers.
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The Cook Station: After wasting my time, looking for appliances at larger, big appliance dealers, I decided to check out The Cook’s Station and I had such a great experience! Nicholas L.
COLEMAN COLLECTION Coleman Collection brings back firstclass service to Greenville with an artfully selected variety of clothing. They proudly feature only the most current collections from around the world, from casual to career to updated dressy for evening and celebrating. CITY ARSENAL Their full-service indoor shooting range caters to enthusiasts and new gun owners alike. Regardless of your firearm knowledge or level of expertise, their knowledgeable staff is prepared to answer your firearm or training questions. PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS Play It Again Sports® is your neighborhood sporting goods store offering new and quality used sports and fitness equipment. They buy, sell and trade new and used sports equipment and fitness gear and pass along the savings to you! TWIGS The upstate’s premier flower shop. European-style designs, home decor, custom fresh and silk arrangements, demonstrations, and more. Delivery available. 58 BeLocal
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FUN FACT The highest point in South Carolina is Sassafras Mountain at 3,560 feet above sea level. Located in the northwestern part of the state, Pickens County, Sassafras Mountain is right on the North Carolina border and about 30 miles northwest of Greenville.
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Paris Mountain State Park: Love this park! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hiked around 75% off the trails to date. We buy the annual pass for all SC state parks and feel good that we contribute to the upkeep of them. - Ginny B.
PARKS State Parks are great family destinations. They feed the minds and souls of children and adults alike. They are beautiful and unique and inexpensive. Parks and recreation facilities are the places that people go to get healthy and stay fit. According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, creating, improving and promoting places to be physically active can improve individual and community health and result in a 25 percent increase of residents who exercise at least three times per week. State parks promote the preservation of natural ecosystems. Our efforts to protect state parks today will make our children and future generations proud of how we acted in regards to the natural, environmental, recreational and cultural resources in our care.
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LOCAL > PARKS > CONTINUED LISTED BELOW ARE SEVERAL STATE PARKS IN AND AROUND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA THAT YOU CAN VISIT AND ENJOY.
PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK One of the oldest protected areas in the state is gaining popularity as a beautiful retreat in a metropolitan area.
Mountain panoramas in the verdant, secluded valleys of the area. Marvel at the beauty of Raven Cliff Falls, the excitement of mountain river fishing in
Formerly a watershed for the city of Greenville, the 1,275-acre Paris Mountain features large stands of old growth hardwood forests that canopy over hiking and biking trails, a family campground, picnic areas and Camp Buckhorn, a group-camp complex.
the Middle Saluda, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of abundant wildlife during a picnic outing with family and friends.
The hardwoods are even more spectacular in the fall, when they produce the golds, reds and oranges of autumn. TABLE ROCK STATE PARK Table Rock Mountain provides a towering backdrop for an upcountry retreat at the edge of the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
KEOWEE TOXAWAY STATE PARK This 1,000-acre park features outstanding rock outcroppings and views of the Foothills and Blue Ridge mountains. Rhododendron, mountain laurel and other mountain vegetation can be found along the streams in the park. A museum tells the story of the Cherokee Indians who once roamed this area and their relationship with the European settlers of South Carolina.
This 3,083-acre state park encompasses challenging hiking trails, two park lakes, a campground, rustic mountain cabins, meeting facilities and many other quality outdoor activities.
A large rental cabin in a wooded area features an upper deck porch overlooking Lake Keowee and a private floating courtesy dock.
The view at Table Rock is as breathtaking today as it was to the Cherokee Indians who once inhabited this area.
Other facilities include picnic areas with shelters, a campground, lake fishing and trails.
CAESARS HEAD STATE PARK Caesars Head, along with Jones Gap State Park and other wildlife preserves in upper Greenville County, create the protected Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. With more than 50 miles of easy to strenuous hiking trails dotted by trailside camping, visitors to Caesars Head can avail themselves of majestic Blue Ridge 62 BeLocal
FUN FACT Paris Mountain was named after Richard Pearis, but the spelling was changed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parisâ&#x20AC;? to be less confusing.
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SCHOOLS St. Mary’s School (Pre-K-8) 101 Hampton Ave. Greenville, SC 29601 864-271-3870 Pat Lanning – Interim Principal www.smsgvl.org
St. Joseph’s Catholic School (6-12) 100 St. Joseph S. Dr. Greenville, SC 29607 864-234-9009 Keith F. Kiser – Headmaster www.sjcatholicschool.org Christ Church Episcopal School (Pre-K-12) 245 Cavalier Dr. Greenville, SC 29607 864-299-1522 Dr. Leonard Kupersmith – Headmaster www.cces.org Camperdown Academy (1-8) 501 Howell Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 864-244-8899 Dan Blanch – Head of School www.camperdown.org
Mitchell Road Christian Academy (3K-8) 207 Mitchell Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 864-268-2210 Patrick Beaudine – Head of School www.mitchellroad christian.org Hampton Park Christian School (K4-12) 875 State Park Rd. Greenville, SC 29609 864-233-0556 Dr. Kevin Priest – Administrator www.hpcsonline.org Shannon Forest Christian School (Pre-K-12) 829 Garlington Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 864-678-5107 Craig Bouvier – Head of School www.shannonforest.com
Bob Jones Academy (Pre-K-12) 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. Greenville, SC 29614 864-770-1395 Dan Nelson, Ed.D. – Administrator www.bju.edu Bridgeway Christian Academy (Pre-K-8) 724 Garlington Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 864-297-6646 Kimberly Reeve – Administrator www.bridgeway academy.net Southside Christian School (Pre-K-12) 2211 Woodruff Rd. Simpsonville, SC 29681 864-234-7595 Dr. Sam Barfell – Superintendent www.southside christian.org
Haynsworth Private (K5-second) 228 E. Park Ave. Greenville, SC 29601 864-235-3010 www.haynsworth private.com
Upstate Montessori Academy (3-5 years) 109 N. Leach St. Greenville, SC 864-551-1152 www.upstatemontessoriacademy.com
Montessori School of Greenville (2.5 years-9 years) 305 Pelham Rd. Greenville, SC 29615 864-232-3447 www.montessori greenville.com
Five Oaks Academy (toddler-middle) 1101 Jonesville Rd. Simpsonville, SC 864-228-1881 www.fiveoaks academy.com
Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks (6 weeks-5 years) 2255 Woodruff Rd. Simpsonville, SC 864-757-1191 www.primrose school.com Primrose School of Greenville (6 weeks-K) 404 Housten St. Greenville, SC 864-370-8118 www.primrose schools.com The Goddard School 8 Five Forks Plaza Ct. Simpsonville, SC 864-832-0147 www.goddard school.com
Montessori School of Mauldin (toddler-upper elementary) 205B E. Butler Rd. Greenville, SC 864-288-8613 www.mauldin montessori.com
FUN FACT In the early 1900s, Greenville was known as the “Textile Center of the World.”
HOME SCHOOL SERVICES: Home School Information (K-12) • 864-355-3100 • www.greenville.K12.sc.us 2020
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ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR CHURCHES IN GREENVILLE? HERE IS A GUIDE TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR NEW CHURCH HOME. THE LIST IS SORTED BY DENOMINATION.
Assembly of God Churches Christian Assembly of God Zion Assembly of God Baptist Churches Augusta Heights Baptist Church Augusta Road Baptist Church Brookwood Baptist City View First Baptist Church Cornerstone Baptist Church Eastlan Baptist Church First Baptist Church of Greenville Hampton Park Baptist Church Morningside Baptist Church Mount Calvary Baptist Church Mount Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church Overbrook Baptist Church Pelham Road Baptist Church Pendleton Street Baptist Church Rocky Mount Missionary Baptist Church Tabernacle Baptist Church Trinity Way Baptist Church 64 BeLocal
Catholic Churches Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church St Mary Catholic Church
Episcopal Churches Christ Church Episcopal St Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church St James Episcopal Church
Christian Methodist Episcopal Churches Israel Metropolitan CME Church
Greek Orthodox Churches St George Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Church of God Churches Tremont Church of God
Lutheran Churches Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd St Michael Lutheran Church Trinity Lutheran Church 2020
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Methodist Churches Aldersgate United Methodist Church Berea Friendship United Methodist Church Buncombe Street United Methodist Church Disciples United Methodist Church Francis Asbury United Methodist Church John Wesley United Methodist Church Mauldin Methodist St Matthew United Methodist Church St Paul United Methodist Church Presbyterian Churches Downtown Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church Foothills Presbytery Fourth Presbyterian Church Grace and Peace Presbyterian Greenville ARP Church John Knox Presbyterian Church Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church St Giles Presbyterian Church Second Presbyterian Church Westminster Presbyterian Church
Temples, Synagogues - Jewish Beth Israel Synagogue Temple of Israel Greenville Unitarian Universalists Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship More Churches, Religious Organizations Take Heart Church Augusta Road Church of Christ Carolina Heights First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ Foothills Emmaus Community Foundations of Faith Grace Church Greenville Seventh-Day Adventist Church Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Horizon Church LifePoint Community Church Mt Zion Christian Fellowship NewStart Church Newspring Sanctuary Church Seacoast Church Symmes Chapel - Cedar Mountain - YMCA
FUN FACT Liberty Bridge, completed in 2004, is 380 feet long and 12 feet wide.
Camp Greenville Torah Chaim Upstate Chapel of Greenville Water of Life Christian Church
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FAMILYFRIENDLY AT TRACTIONS/THINGS TO DO
One goal of ours at BeLocal is to guarantee our readers get the most out of every season and spend more time playing with their families. Fortunately for you, Greenville, South Carolina is a great city to raise a family. There are plenty of activities that everyone can enjoy. We believe families attach great importance to play but social factors limit opportunities. Concerns about traffic and strangers appear high on parents’ list of reasons for not allowing their children to play outdoors. Over one-quarter of parents admitted to limiting their children’s play because of concerns about accidents and injuries. One-third of parents say that their children cannot play outdoors due to the lack of play facilities near their house. A similar amount of parents feel that the general public has a negative attitude to children using public places to play. So we’ve compiled a list of accessible, kidfriendly attractions that will provide your children a proper and playful environment while providing you, as a parent, peace of mind and an opportunity to form long-lasting memories with your family.
FUN FACT Downtown Greenville is where Greenville’s first settler, Richard Pearis, established his plantation shortly after 1770, approximately located around East Court Street and Carpenter Brothers Drug Store on South Main Street.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate TCMU’s downtown Greenville location allows visitors to experience 80,000 square feet and 19 exhibit galleries, with components and programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition, and the environment, suitable to children ages 1-15.
Greenville Zoo Discover hundreds of animals from all over the world including giraffes, orangutans, giant tortoises, alligators and lions. The Greenville Zoo provides a wonderfully wild adventure for the entire family that will keep you coming back all year long!
Roper Mountain Science Center Roper Mountain exists because of a unique partnership of public ownership, corporate sponsorship, private support, and volunteers. During the school year, 400-600 students visit Roper Mountain every day for high quality “learning labs.” Public programs at the Center are Friday “Starry Nights” programs and the Second Saturday public day. In the summer we also offer Summer Adventures in the Hooper Planetarium and Symmes Auditorium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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Roper Mountain Science Center: We love going here for Second Saturday. Today was STEM day. Lots of good science activities, a fun science show, and a great planetarium show. - Tisha B.
PICK SOME FRUIT
Pack a Picnic in Cleveland Park & Explore the Swamp Rabbit Trail Cleveland Park is one of the main downtown parks. It’s got the zoo, tennis courts, pavilions, playgrounds, and the swamp rabbit trail runs right through it. It’s a major gathering spot for Greenville (especially on the weekends). Packing a picnic and finding a shady spot to enjoy is perfect for a summer day. Then you can head along the trail into town and find yourself at Falls Park.
Located around the Upstate are several fantastic orchards and farms where you and your family can indulge in all kinds of fruitful activities. Blueberry Hill 1323 Old Mush Creek Rd. Travelers Rest, SC 29690
Fishers Orchard Pick-Your-Own Farm 650 Fisher Road Greer, SC 29651 864-895-4115
Sky Top Orchard 1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd Flat Rock, NC 28731 828-692-7930
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LOCAL TIP Sparetime: Safe, fun place for family and for an adult night out. Staff are always friendly especially, the ladies at the desk for bowling. They are hilarious. - Angel L.
> CONTINUED Falls Park on the Reedy River Falls Park is truly something out of a picture book. It’s Greenville’s gem. Visit the park to enjoy the falls, cross the expansion bridge to see the sights from higher up. The kids will enjoy the large grassy hill that beckons them to play tag and body roll down the hill. Mice on Main Street Scavenger Hunt What better way to get the kids involved with a walk along Main Street, than to keep them busy looking for the Mice on Main Street, inspired by the beloved children’s classic Goodnight, Moon. Can you find all 8? Roller Sports Skating Rink Indoor roller skating rink that offers homeschool skate times, open skate, birthday parties, fundraisers, and other special events. 328 West Main St. Taylors, SC Spare Time Entertainment Greenville Spare Time’s newest center in Greenville, SC, is the perfect place to play and eat with family and friends. Bowling lanes, escape rooms, a laser tag arena and full restaurant. Fun for everyone!
Other attractions include: Bowlero (Bowling) Stone Pin Company (Bowling) Wade Hampton Lanes (Bowling) SkyZone (Trampoline Park) Gravitopia (Trampoline Park) Frankie’s Fun Park (Arcade)
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DAY TRIP OPTIONS ON THE
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is “America’s Favorite Drive.” There are endless opportunities for a day of recreation. As it is not only possible to hike, camp, motorcycle, rock climb, fish for trout, or bicycle... ...it is encouraged! Almost any activity that does not damage the park or endanger other visitors is encouraged. CONTINUED >
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> CONTINUED There are all kinds of events too, put on each year all along the Parkway. Like Uncorked, a wine and rail pairing experience, and The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, monthly guided hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Blue Ridge Music Center hosts an exceptional lineup of performers for the Roots of American Music summer concert series with shows in the outdoor amphitheater at 7 p.m., Saturdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. The parkway runs for 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina counties, mostly along the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the Appalachian Mountains. Mileposts along the parkway start at zero at the northeast end in Virginia and count to 469 at the southern end in North Carolina. The mileposts can be found on the righthand side of the road while traveling southbound on the parkway.
Tipsy Taco Craft Bar Scratch Kitchen™ is a locally owned and operated Greenville restaurant with a fun, laid-back vibe that specializes in made-from-scratch Tex-Mex favorites like street tacos, tamales, fajitas and much more. Our brightly colored walls and funky interior radiates energy and our staff will welcome you and provide service that will bring you back again and again.
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Asheville’s mileposts (MP) are between Mileposts 382 and 393. MP 384 is the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. The center houses a 70-seat theater showing an award-winning 24-minute film about the region. Information and orientation services are provided by the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. GREAT TRAILS NEAR ASHEVILLE MP 422 MP 409.6 MP 418.8 MP 422
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Linville Gorge: Plunge Basin Trail– 1.75 miles Linville Falls Trail – 2.2 miles Rough Ridge at Grandfather Mountain – 1.2 miles Deep Gap Trail to Mount Craig – 2.1 miles MP 420 MP 355 MP 364 MP 417 MP 407.6 Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain Loop – 5.1 miles Shining Rock Mountain by the Art Loeb Trail – 9.9 miles Sam Knob Trail – 2.5 miles Mount Mitchell Summit – 1 mile Craggy Gardens – 1.9 miles Skinny Dip Falls Trail – .9 miles Mt. Pisgah Trail – 2.3 miles
Devil’s Courthouse – .9 miles Fryingpan Mountain Tower – 1.5 miles Graveyard Fields Trail – 3.3 miles Mountains to Sea Trail Devil’s Courthouse to Black Balsam Knob – 5.5 miles Crabtree Falls Trail – 2.7 miles
LOCAL > EVENTS
Euphoria: What a fun food festival--intimate yet encompassing of what is happening RIGHT NOW in Southern food. - Lauren T.
Each year, Greenville hosts an array of lively events and festivals, celebrating our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close community, our attitude toward family, our sense of humor, and our love of country.. From Scottish games to live music to Independence Day fireworks, there is a celebration for every occasion, each another opportunity to gather with friends and family to enjoy an active lifestyle. Listed below are a few favorite choices to attend:
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Jan 9 - 19 Restaurant Week Greenville The 11-day food fest put on by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association allows diners to experience all Greenvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culinary scene has to offer. Restaurants tend to fill up quickly during Restaurant Week, so reservations are recommended when available. 803.765.9000 restaurntweeksouthcarolina.com Jan 19 Barley's Taproom and Trappe Door Ninth Annual Beer Festival 125 Beers. 40 Breweries Three floors, One roof 2020
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May 8-10 Artisphere The 16th Anniversary festival, with programming throughout the West End of downtown Greenville and beyond for three full days that will present a diverse range of art-centric options targeting families, casual art lovers, and serious collectors. Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Court St. to the West End artisphere.org
July 4 Wells Fargo Red, White & Blue Festival Greenville’s premier 4th of July celebration, showcasing one of the state’s largest fireworks displays; features live music on two stages, fun-filled activities in the Kids Area and a variety of popular food and beverage vendors. Downtown Greenville; S Main St. from Court st. to Augusta Rd. events.greenvillesc.gov
May 21-August 2 Upstate Shakespeare Festival All performances of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival are FREE ADMISSION and are performed in beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy. IMPORTANT PARK RULE: Anyone consuming alcohol must do so in a clear, plastic cup. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St. 864.235.6948 warehousetheatre.com/season/upstate-shakespeare-festival
May 22-23 Gallabrae - The Greenville Scottish Games Beginning in 2006, and from its inception has consistently taken an innovative, fresh approach to celebrating Scottish heritage.
Gates open at 8:30am – Opening Ceremonies at 9:00am – Military Tribute at 11:00am – Greatest Scottish Happy Hour & Celtic Jam at 5:30pm. This event is rain or shine and you can buy tickets at the gate on Saturday, May 25th! Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy. gallabrae.com
June 18-21 Summer of Augusta Local businesses celebrate Summer with festivities, block parties, activities for all ages, southern themed events, after hours events, Field Day Games and Cookout, tomato pie contest, shag contest, great food, cool drinks, live music and much more! 864.325.6534 onlyonaugusta.com
September 17-20 Eurphoria A highly anticipated four-day festival that includes exclusive tasting events, intimate musical experiences, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live music concerts. 864.233.5663 euphoriagreenville.com
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TBD NOMA Square Oktoberfest NOMA Square, beside Hyatt Regency will be transformed into a Bavarian Biergarten during a free 3-day community celebration! NOMA Square; 220 N Main St. 864.248.1568 nomasquare.com October 9-11 Fall for Greenville The largest food and music festival in the Upstate; over 40 restaurants featuring over 200 menu items and free entertainment on seven stages. Downtown Greenville fallforgreenville.net TBD The NESS Fest A two-day, health & lifestyle festival; fitNESS, goodNESS, wellNESS and wholeNESS. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St. 864.326.5359 thenessfest.com
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LOCAL TIP Ice on Main: This was a fun thing to do with the family. We had some free tickets from a Greenville Drive game last summer that we redeemed for this visit. - Mike B.
November 15- January 20 Ice on Main Enjoy downtown’s open-air ice-skating rink from November to January in the Courtyard Marriott plaza. Village Green Downtown 206 S Main St. 864.467.4355 • Iceonmain.com TBD Greenville Craft Beer Festival An amazing setting for all fellow beer lovers, featuring numerous specially selected local, regional, and national breweries. We have something for everybody’s palate. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St. greenvillecraftbeerfestival.com
W EEK LY LO C A L EVENTS: DOWNTOWN ALIVE MID-MARCH TO AUGUST THURSDAY NIGHTS: 5:30PM-8:30PM MAIN STREET FRIDAYS MID-MARCH THROUGH SEPTEMBER FRIDAY NIGHTS: 5:30PM-9:30PM TD SATURDAY MARKET MAY THROUGH OCTOBER SATURDAY MORNINGS: 8:00AM-12:00PM
LOCAL > SCHOOLS
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Greenville And Surrounding Areas There are 61 colleges and universities in South Carolina, and we have some of the finest for advanced academic learning located within and in close proximity to Greenville including:
Furman University www.furman.edu (864) 294-2000 Clemson University www.clemson.edu (864) 656-3311 Virginia College Greenville www.vc.edu/greenville (864) 679-4900 ECPI University Greenville www.ecpi.edu (844) 334-4466 University of South Carolina Upstate www.uscupstate.edu (864) 501-2041
Strayer University Greenville www.strayer.edu (864) 250-7000
Spartanburg Methodist College www.smcsc.edu (864) 587-4000
Greenville Technical College www.gvtech.edu (864) 255-4960
Sherman College of Chiropractic www.sherman.edu (864) 578-8777
Southern Wesleyan University www.swu.edu (864) 672-7981
Anderson University www.anderson.edu (864) 231-2000
Wofford College www.wofford.edu (864) 597-4000 Converse College www.converse.edu (864) 596-6000
FUN FACT Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private university in South Carolina. The school is named for Richard Furman, a clergyman considered the most important Baptist leader before the Civil War. Furman was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, S.C.
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CULTURAL CENTER The Mauldin Cultural Center where participating Cookers serve works to establish, develop, anything BUTT their BBQ to pique and promote a cultural system your taste buds. Sliders, grilled that celebrates the Mauldin chicken, smoked cobbler — the community, leverages the arts only way to know what’s cookin’ for the economic benefit of the is to come try it for yourself. City and its citizens, and strives to give all citizens and visitors Frozen, JR. the ability to experience and Friday, November 8, 8 p.m. participate in artistic and Saturday, November 9, 3 p.m. & 8 cultural activities in a broader p.m. Sunday, November 10, 3 p.m. effort to continually grow a Friday, November 15, 8 p.m. more vibrant community. Saturday, November 16, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 3 p.m. CULTURAL CENTER CLASSES Friday, November 22, 8 p.m. Painting Saturday, November 23, 3 p.m. & 8 Pottery p.m. Sunday, November 24, 3 p.m. Guitar Voice Based on the 2018 Broadway Theatre musical, Frozen JR. brings Elsa, Wood Carving Anna, and the magical land of Seasonal Classes Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memoraSOOIE. Mauldin BBQ Cook-off ble songs from the animated film, Friday, September 20, 6-9 p.m. plus five new songs! Saturday, September 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Third Weekend Mauldin’s Christmas Kickoff in September) December 6 & 7, 2019 Hours vary SOOIE. features 25+ cookers ’Twas the start of December, when from all over the Southeast, all through Mauldin. The season competing to bring the best was changing, and Christmas was BBQ to Mauldin. The festival callin’. The City was decorated, opens Friday night with our glistening with might. Knowing the Anything Butt competition, holidays would soon bring delight.
Christmas is our favorite time of year! It’s when we find ourselves surrounded by giving, creativity, warmth, love, peace, culture and happiness. Join us as we celebrate this holiday season, right here in Mauldin with our annual tree lighting, a Christmas parade, pictures with Santa, a holiday market, and more!
A Mauldin Family Christmas Friday, December 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 8 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 8 p.m. Friday, December 20, 8 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 8 p.m. Christmastime is here — join us for a night of your favorite holiday hits! Performed live by local vocalists at the Mauldin Cultural Center, this musical revue is sure to get you in the holiday spirit by bringing Christmas cheer to you and to yours!
Mauldin Public Art Trail Unveiling Winter 2019 Mauldin’s Public Art Trail seeks to beautify the community and support South Carolina artists. A new work is commissioned each year to fill one of the nine trail sites lining the perimeter of the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Artist Aldo Muzzarelli was chosen to create a piece for this year’s theme, “Youth: Passion for Change;” a theme selected to celebrate the youth as our future and a driving force behind positive change across the globe. Muzzarelli’s sculpture will join the other four pieces along the trail and will be unveiled in Winter 2019. Annie, JR. Friday, March 20, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m. Friday, March 27, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musi2020
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cal, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. Seussical Friday, May 15, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 3 p.m. Friday, May 22, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, May 24 3 p.m. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical, a fantastical musical extravaganza that’s fun for the whole family!
Beachin’ Fridays Fridays, May 29 – July 31 7-10 p.m. This annual concert series brings the beach music scene to Mauldin! People come from all over the Upstate to converge on the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater for evenings of live beach music, shag dancing, beer and wine, and food trucks. The week of Independence Day always features a special performance and a spectacular fireworks display!
Let the Good Times Roll Friday, August 7, 8 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 8 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 3 p.m. Friday, August 14, 8 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 8 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 3 p.m. We’re taking you back in time with a live performance of your favorite songs from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Live vocalists come together in this musical revue that will have you saying, “Come on baby, let the good times roll!”
Foothills Foodie Tours: Did the breakfast tour this weekend. Excellent food and excellent tour guide! Highly recommend! Russel T.
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From preschoolers to teens, children fill the playing fields, rec centers, swimming pools and ice rinks of Greenville County, on any given weekend. Their parents are there too, with sunblock and extra water bottles. Here is a sampling of area sports organizations and leagues:
BASEBALL Greenville Little League 864-419-4209 email@example.com Northwood Little League firstname.lastname@example.org Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470 I9 Sports 864-642-0209 Kroc Center Greenville 864-527-5948
SOCCER Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470 Kroc Center Greenville 864-527-5948 United FC 864-491-5269
TACKLE FOOTBALL Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470
FLAG FOOTBALL Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470 Kroc Center Greenville 864-527-5948 I9 Sports 864-642-0209 Upward Sports 864-949-5700
BASKETBALL Kroc Center Greenville 864-527-5948
Soccer Shots 864-315-3733
Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470
Carolina Elite 864-329-1113
I9 Sports 864-642-0209 Upward Sports 864-949-5700
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Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470
Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470
Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470
Kroc Center Greenville 864-527-5948
Greater Greenville Hockey Association
Kroc Center Greenville 864-527-5948
I9 Sports 864-642-0209
Upward Sports 864-949-5700
Greenville County Rec’s Office 864-288-6470
Carolina Brigade Lacrosse email@example.com
Kroc Center Greenville 864-527-5948
Excell Storm Lacrosse (864) 787 - 5968 or (864) 630 - 6221
I9 Sports 864-642-0209
Lacrosse Force South Carolina 410-241-0999
Upward Sports 864-949-5700
I9 Sports 864-642-0209 Upward Sports 864-949-5700 Carolina One Volleyball firstname.lastname@example.org (864) 404-1963 Intense Volleyball www.intensevolleyball.com
LOCAL > HOME SERVICES
Home Services in the Greenville area…
Cross Country Mortgage CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. is a nationwide lender with a strong local presence. We offer a variety of home purchase loans and refinance options to satisfy every unique financing need. 864-233-4210 www.crosscountrymortgage.com Ben Franklin Plumbing If your plumbing is acting up, make sure to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing right away. As one of the fastest-growing franchises in the country, the plumbing company in Greenville serves residential and commercial properties throughout the entire Greenville County including Simpsonville and Easley. From plumbing repairs to installations, drain cleaning, and repiping services, the punctual plumbers from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can tackle them all. Receive only accurate results and peace of mind when you call the company for a service today. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any emergency plumbing situations. 864-973-9355 www.benfranklinplumbinggreenville.com
… GO BEYOND STRONG PROTECTION AND ORDINARY CUSTOMER SERVICE. Your home is one of your most important investments, so like most valuable possessions, it requires care. A well maintained home will increase in value and be a source of pleasure for years to come. We understand that most homeowners are not General Contractors, so we created this resource guide to help you choose with confidence, professionals in the Greenville area who will help you maintain the exterior elements of your home like landscaping and foundation, the interior components such as heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, etc., and general upkeep for all four seasons. 86 BeLocal
The Kitchen & Bath Gallery Whether you are a homeowner, interior designer, builder, remodeler, contractor, rely on The Kitchen & Bath Gallery for all the necessary supplies to complete the job. If you are working on updating a home, our knowledgeable team can help you find everything you need to transform a home. 864-568-5505 www.thekitchenandbathgallerysc.com Patriot’s Pest As a full service, local pest control company, what truly makes Patriot Pest Management different than the other companies in the Greenville & Spartanburg area is our family. Each member of our staff at Patriot Pest is a family member who has a vested interest in serving you well. From the phone operator to the expert technicians out in the field, we provide ourselves on responsiveness and service to ensure your home stays pest-free. 864-210-8169 www.patriotpestmgt.com 2020
LOCAL > HOME SERVICES ABC Locksmiths, LLC Looking for the best, most experienced locksmith in Greenville, SC? Since 2005, ABC Locksmiths, LLC, has provided much-needed professional locksmith services for cars, homes, and safes in the Upstate. Whether residential, commercial, or automotive, our commercial locksmith company will help you regain access to a locked room, replace your old locks, or upgrade your safe system to better protect your possessions. 864-301-5680 www.abclocksmithgreenvillesc.com In Site Design We are an Interior Design Firm servicing Boutique Commercial and Luxury Residential Clients. Studio by Appointment Only. If you would like to learn more about our services please call us or visit our website. We look forward to connecting with you! 864-607-3153 www.in-site-designs.com Closetpro Closetpro is a family owned business that provides custom closet organization, garage, and office solutions for families and businesses in the upstate, Charlotte and Asheville areas. We have been in the closet and cabinetry business for over 25 years. Closetpro has a reputation for custom quality built closets and cabinetry with 100% customer satisfaction. 864- 288-0870 www.closetpro.com Ed Patterson Agency Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor. 864-322-0031 www.edpatterson.net Suburban Paint Co. At Suburban Paint Company in Greenville, SC we offer the highest quality home finishes and house paints from brands like Benjamin Moore, Davis Paint, Cabot Stains, and Old Masters Stains. We also have a large selection of paint supplies and sundries. Suburban Paint Company has a huge selection of art supplies from Art Alternatives, Paasche, Robert Simmons, M. Graham, Strathmore, Winsor and Newton, and Schmincke. Since 1960, Suburban Paint Company has been supplying Greenville, SC with the largest selection of 2020
house paints, art supplies, and sundries for the discriminating homeowner, professional painter, amateur artists and fine artists alike. 864-244-1375 www.suburbanpaintco.com Stansell Agency Serving Upstate South Carolina since 1979. We at the Stansell Agency take a consultative approach to your Personal and Business Insurance needs. We will put together a customized plan to get the most value for your insurance dollar. We appreciate our customers and work hard to exceed their expectations. Call, email, or just come by our office anytime. We look forward to speaking with you. 864-297-5828 www.agency.nationwide.com Integrity Blinds Integrity Blinds & Shutters Inc. was established in 1987. We have extensive knowledge that can only come from our many years of experience. We are locally owned and operated, so we understand local preferences and design styles. We will be here for your service after the sale! 864-205-1704 www.integrityshutters.com Palmetto Outdoor Spaces Since 2012, our family has transformed ordinary porches and patios into wonderful places to spend time. We screen porches with the highest quality screen mesh, creating a unique design and adding a custom made to order screen door. Your porch will be the envy of the neighborhood. We install motorized retractable screens and shades, allowing easy access from porch to yard. Our porch shades are made in the USA by skilled craftsmen. You may select from 85%, 90%, 95% or 97% UV Block solar mesh. You have a choice of manual lift and lower or motorized retractable porch shades. We also have a great selection for porch privacy, Bahama Shutters or Retractable Panels. Our family would love to help your family create an outdoor oasis on your porch. 864-553-0478 www.palmettooutdoorspaces.com
B & K Services For more than 30 years, family-owned and -operated B & K Services has been meeting heating and cooling challenges and exceeding our clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expectations! We are a company offering the values of hard work, loyalty, and personal commitment while providing state-of-the-art technology in heating and air conditioning systems. 864-614-1081 www.bandkservices.com Sea to Summit Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning Sea to Summit Pressure Washing LLC uses state of the art commercial grade equipment that can handle the task of cleaning commercial properties whether it is grease-soaked concrete at gas stations, restaurants, four-story apartment buildings or pavement markings on airport runways. 864-653-0123 www.seatosummitpressurewashing.com Southern First - Mortgage Derek Horton is an experienced banker who is passionate about advising his clients on the best financial options available. He enjoys helping to create an outstanding experience for each client offering step by step guidance through the mortgage process. 864- 399-7852 www.southernfirst.com Home Specialties Center Make your dream home a reality with help from the experts at Home Specialties Center! From custom-built closet systems and shower doors to professionally installed screened porches and garage storage solutions, Home Specialties Center can help you with any home improvement project. Our showroom has full-size garage door and screen porch displays for you to view, and our skilled staff will walk you through every aspect of your project, step by step, to ensure your expectations are not only met, but exceeded. No need to stress over home improvement projects any more. Just contact the experts at Home Specialties Center, and see how easy home improvement can be. 864-949-7820 www.garagedoorservicessc.com
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LOCAL > HOME SERVICES > CONTINUED Invisible Fence of the Upstate We’re Invisible Fence of the Upstate. And we’re glad you’re here. Our branch is an authorized, full-service dealership of genuine Invisible Fence Brand products and services. Since 2003, we’ve remained committed to improving the way the Upstate pet owners live with their four-legged family members.With more than 8,000 satisfied human customers in the Upstate area, as well as the endorsement of neighborhood veterinarians, we’re passionate about working hard—so you can enjoy your pet more, and worry about them less. 864-242-8833 www.upstatesc.invisiblefence.com All About Flooring All About Flooring offers hundreds of styles and thousands of colors from which to choose. Located in a 6,000-square-foot showroom in the Bi-Lo Shopping Center on North Pleasantburg Drive. We carry all the name brands anyone could hope for, including Mohawk, Shaw, and Karastan, along with designer brands such as Stanton, Fabrica and Nourison. 864-241-3636 www.allaboutflooringofsc.com Palmetto Flooring Company The Palmetto Flooring Gallery opened in 2018, Chris and Patty have been working in the flooring industry for years. Whether it’s residential or commercial jobs, this group has been working with installation and repair of floors since 2006. Before this store opened, Chris and company focused on renovation and restoration of hardwood floors through Palmetto Floor Sanding. Now, they bring all of that experience to creating your perfect space with a massive product line of new carpeting, hardwood flooring, vinyl and tile products. 864-603-2048 www.palmettoflooringgallery.com Ken's Plumbing At Ken’s Plumbing, we have your best interest at heart. Our expert technicians care about every detail and provide the highest quality plumbing services. Please give us a call and let us exceed your expectations! (864) 242-5511 kensplumbing.net 88 BeLocal
Benchmark Renovations Benchmark Renovations is a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our dedicated team of professionals have over 30 years of hands on experience, to provide innovative ideas and suggestions tailored to your projects. Our services are customized to your individual needs, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. Please feel free to contact us today! 864-447-6861 Construction Design & Solutions, Inc Construction Design & Solutions, Inc. is a full service company providing Quality workmanship in New Construction, Additions, Renovations, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Plumbing and Electrical. We offer Foundation and Structural solutions. Call us today for a free quote 864-329-4414 Element Smart Control Systems Element is made up of a team of home automation and audiovisual experts who are committed to bringing our clients’ visions to life and continuing to guide them long after product installation. Find out why our technicians are known as “the best of the best” throughout the Upstate. 864-558-0745 www.elementsmartcontrol.com PestGuard Solutions PestGuard Solutions is the best choice when it comes to pest control! We offer services for termite extermination, mosquito extermination, bed bug extermination, ant extermination, flea extermi-
nation, and wildlife control. Our technicians are highly trained and have multiple years in the industry. We are a family owned and locally operated business with an emphasis on world class customer service. Call us today to schedule service with us! (864) 616-6308 www.pestguardsc.com Elite Custom Woodworks Our company is a family owned and operated business with over 15 years of experience. Elite Custom Woodworks offers residential carpentry services to all of Greenville County and the surrounding areas. We deliver only the highest quality of craftsmanship and our projects are installed by professional contractors at discount pricing to every customer, every time. We are dedicated to serving our customer’s needs, and our goal is 100% customer satisfaction. . We look forward to working for you! 864-201-6738 www.elitecustomwood.com
LOCAL TIP Lafayette Cleaners: Amazing work they do, fairly priced, very friendly place, prompt and professional. I just moved in this area and I found them on the internet! They are on my top list of all services I need in Greenville! Nicoleta N.
ALL ABOUT FLOORING In 2008, Lew Grass started All About Flooring, which has grown to encompass a vast variety of products. The family-owned operation offers a beautiful selection of ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, custom designs or ready-made options for wood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, rugs, ceramic tile, and carpet. All About Flooring has been a family effort since the beginning, with his daughter, Becky Griffith, now an owner, as well. Name brands include Mohawk, Shaw, and Karastan, along with designer brands such as Stanton, Fabrica, and Nourison.
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get creative FIVE GREAT PLACES FOR BUDDING ARTISTS OR DANCERS. DANCE ARTS GREENVILLE 255 Service Bay Road, Mauldin, SC, 864-297-1635 DanceArts Greenville provides training that will nurture both the potential artist and the dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards of self-discipline, physical fitness, and a greater appreciation of movement and music while building self-esteem and improving confidence. Offers: Dance classes for ages 3 and up. Summer camps are also available.
ARTISTIC EDGE DANCE CENTER 75 Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 864-631-2156 At Artistic Edge Dance Center we instill proper dance technique and etiquette, while cultivating artistry and promoting the performance aspect of dance. Every student is given individual attention and corrections in a positive and supportive atmosphere, creating an environment that is educational and fun to help each dancer reach their potential. Offers: Dance classes for ages 2 and up, beginner and advanced. Summer camps also available. GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS 101 Abney St., Greenville, SC 864-735-3948 Develop creative skills and discover new art forms in a sixweek class, 1, 2, or 3-day workshop, or make Art by Appointment in a 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 hour group workshop in the medium of your choosing. Offers: Art classes, exhibitions and summer camps.
(864) 242-0316 1818 Augusta St Greenville, South Carolina 29605
SOUTHERN DANCE CONNECTION 215 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Suite I, Greer, SC 864-849-9041 Southern Dance Connection gives every young dancer, regardless of skill, favorite style, and experience a chance to grow and learn through dance. Offers: Classes in various forms of dance, tumbling and musical theatre. Ages 2 and up. MAJESTY MUSIC ACADEMY 733 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC 864-242-6395 Majesty Music Academy provides expert instruction highlighting performance, technique, repertoire, theory, counterpoint, composition, improvisation, sight-reading, and music history. Offers: Preschool programs, and private lessons for students.
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GREENVILLE DERMATOLOGY At Greenville Dermatology, your skin’s health is our top priority. We are some of the most passionate, dedicated medical dermatologists in the upstate for the treatment of everything from eczema to melanoma. We also offer a wide array of cosmetic dermatology services. Since everyone’s skin is different, we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare. So, whether you want to sculpt, rejuvenate or tighten your skin, we’ll customize a plan of action to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
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TRIUMPH When Greenville entrepreneur Joe Erwin first heard the United Soccer League was looking to bring professional soccer to the Upstate, the image in his head wasn’t a highlight reel goal or a team holding up a championship trophy. It was a grandstand full of fans from all areas, backgrounds, and walks of life in the region. Community was at the heart of Erwin’s desire to help bring a team to Greenville. Two and a half years after those initial whisperings of the league’s interest in Greenville, Erwin and his team have built the Greenville Triumph Soccer Club, the Upstate’s first professional soccer team. Competing in the USL League One, they are only two levels below Major League Soccer (Atlanta United, MLS Charlotte ’21). The club built a roster mixed with players from England, Somalia, and South Korea, as well as local talent like defender Cole Seiler from Anderson, SC. They chose the “Triumph” name as a reflection of the spirit of the region, overcoming the shuttering of the textile industry to become one of the best places to live in the country.
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In late 2019, they completed their inaugural season with an improbable run to the USL League One final, falling just short of winning the championship. Along the way, Upstate residents flocked to Legacy Early College in the historic City View neighborhood of West Greenville to cheer the team on. Taking in one of the club’s home matches, less than two miles from Main St., you’ll come across stands filled with young professionals, families, and a vocal group of the club’s supporters, the Reedy River Riot. They lead the stadium in chants throughout the match, and their goal celebrations are not to be missed. Arrive early and you’ll be able to see their march into the stadium, complete with drums, flags and Triumph-colored smoke.
Fast Facts: Inaugural season: 2019 League: USL League One Stadium: Legacy Early College, 900 Woodside Avenue, Greenville Ticket Prices $10+ Phone: 864-203-0565 Website: GreenvilleTriumph.com The team is coached by U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame member and former U.S. Men’s National Team captain John Harkes, one of the members of the 1994 World Cup team that sparked the growth of soccer in America. Harkes and his family were familiar with the area with their eldest daughter playing collegiately at Clemson. In a region full of soccer fields, the club sought out an opportunity to play in a location that would aid their core mission of bettering the community. The 4,000-seat stadium was constructed by the team on Legacy Early College’s existing soccer field as part of a partnership with the charter school that provides students with internships, soccer clinics, and much more. The club bills itself as having the most affordable professional soccer ticket in the country, as fans can get in to the stadium for as little as ten dollars. The Triumph’s season runs from late March to early October, with the majority of the matches taking place on Friday and Saturday nights. They’ve also added two afternoon matches in 2020 to accommodate fans with young children.
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THE GREENVILLE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY OFFERS QUALITY CARE, CLOSE TO HOME.
Greenville Dermatology Trust your skin to the expert. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville Dermatology is a comprehensive cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology practice led Dr. Matthew Miller. At Greenville Dermatology, Dr. Miller and his expert staff strive to provide the highest quality of skin treatment services using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology. What sets Greenville Dermatology apart is Dr. Miller’s commitment to administer or oversee all procedures, from melanoma treatment to chemical peels. Bijou Dental Spa General dental practice with a day spa providing high-quality dentistry in a relaxing spa setting. They have you choose an essential oil for your room. They give you a warm neck wrap and the chair has a massage feature. Also, they give you a cooling eye mask to wear during the cleaning. You honestly forget you are even at the dentist because they do a great job of eliminating the anxiety of being at the dentist. Five Forks Vision Dr. Johnson has been providing comprehensive eye exams and vision care for the entire family for over three decades. He is committed to being the areas premier vision care provider in a convenient setting with state of the art technology. Premium eyewear with frames for your style and the best and latest in lens technology for high definition vision in an inviting atmosphere.
Smile Doctors Braces by Harrison Orthodontics At Smile Doctors Braces, they listen to their customers, answer any questions/concerns they may have and make them feel very comfortable during the entire process. Same Day Braces | Invisalign Clear Aligners | 0% Interest | All-Inclusive Treatment including Retainers. Spruce MD Integrative Medicine Spruce MD is an Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine practice offering primary care and consultative services through a personalized, whole person approach to medical care in Greenville, SC. Dr. Mary Brittain Blankenship, MD, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine, and her team focus on preventative care and getting to the root cause of medical issues. Chronic disease such as high blood pressure and diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, thyroid disorders, autoimmune disease, skin disorders and mental health issues are just some of the medical problems treated by the Spruce MD team. Virtual appointments are available for patients both locally and nationally. 2020
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Johnston Orthodontics Have you ever walked into an office and immediately felt at home? That may be a rare occurrence elsewhere, but at the orthodontic office of Dr. Michael S. Johnston, that is an everyday event. We would like to welcome you to your orthodontic family. Parents and patients will be reassured by the level of expertise of their friendly and highly experienced staff. Elle OBGYN Women of all ages in Greenville, South Carolina, and the surrounding communities trust their obstetric and gynecology care to the compassionate, experienced team at Elle OBGYN. Under the direction of Laura LeBel, MD, a board-certified surgeon and fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the team provides outstanding women’s health care and personalized treatments. Since 2002, Dr. LeBel and her staff have been treating women’s health concerns including everything from annual wellness exams through pregnancy and birth. Today, they also offer noninvasive, state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments for a comprehensive approach to women’s wellness.
Brown Dental Care They welcome new and regular patients like family. Brown Family Dentistry Group provides high quality, comfortable dentistry for the whole family. Greenville, SC dentists at Brown Family Dentistry Group and their team are committed to patient-centered and personalized dental care. The goal is honest, no-pressure diagnosis and treatment planning. They present treatment recommendations and cheerfully leave the final decision to you. Doctors Care Sometimes, life gives you more than you ask for. And it doesn’t always happen between 9 and 5, Monday through Friday. That’s why Doctors Care provides urgent care that’s available immediately and without an appointment at all locations, seven days a week, with extended hours. The Orthodontist The dental team is specially trained for orthodontics for all ages, children and adults. It is their goal to help you achieve a smile for a lifetime so that every visit to their office is pleasant and enjoyable, and they pledge to always treat you with respect in providing quality orthodontic treatment.
At DZN Home we carry a wide selection of Scandinavian and mid-century modern furniture, unique lighting, furnishings and works by local artists. Our interior design studio utilizes 3D modeling to show customers how our furnishings will look in their homes.
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