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From the Publisher Advertisers Guide Area Maps Restaurant Picks Calender of Events

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From the Publisher... Thank you for choosing the Key to Greenville Guide as your Upstate directory. The Key to Greenville Guide is a locally, family-owned publication which highlights the entire Upstate area including Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, and all of those small communities in between. This guide can only be published thanks to all those that advertise with us, so please support our advertisers by shopping with them and tell them that you saw the ad in the Key to Greenville Guide and get entered in the free giveaway. But remember, you have to tell the business that you saw their ad in the Key to Greenville to be eligible to win. The Upstate grows exponentially every year and tourism is just the one area where growth is sustained. Whether in the Upstate for business, a family vacation, or even if you are a life-long resident, we promise you won’t be disappointed. There will be at least one festival, shop, restaurant, activity or park within fifty miles that you have never seen or that you don’t know about. Our magazine is also on-line to read and if you wish to advertise in our guide please call Ray Lewis at 864-248-7999. I will be happy to come to your business at your convenience and speak to you because “We Get Results.” Our mission here at the Key is to increase your business and to find and highlight those little gems in the Upstate. In closing, I just want to say to everybody that comes to the Upstate: have a great time, enjoy all that we have to offer, and tell all of your friends back home to come and see us. Give them a copy of the Key where they can “Unlock the Secrets.” Ray Lewis Sr. /Publisher Publisher/Founder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R.A. Lewis Graphic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Fehr Distribution Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. Lewis

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Advertisers Guide

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Health and Beauty

ABC’s of Health Bruce Chiropractic Center Byron K Bridges, DDS PA Dr. Cynthia Horner Chiropractor Qi Works Studio Sitzmann Chiropractic Center Peridontics

Art

Betty Gorman Oil Impressions House of the Potter, Inc Jared Collections Rob Gillen Fine Arts Silhouettes & Portraits

Pet Care

Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon Lakeside Petcare & Kennels Price Farm Kennels Woodruff Road Kennels

Home Help

AJ’s Roofing Contractor Fine Designs Glenn’s Heating & Air H&H Home Transport JRT Concrete Lopez Complete Interiors Phoebus Painting & Remodeling Service Master of Spartanburg Summerall Masonry TR Heating & Cooling Woznick Plumbing

Restaurants & Bars

Cafe Paulista Grille Corporate Deli Eastside Jimmys Joes Restaurant & Lake Fishing Kountry Kupboard Restaurant Lyman Cafe Main Street Diner

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Oma-Lyn’s Restaurant & Antiques Robert’s Rib Slater Drug Co. Tito’s New York Style Pizza Townville Cafe Ye Olde Sandwich Shoppe

Automotives

Carolina Paint & Body Shop Cherokee Super Speedway Clydes Automotives Cottman Trasmission Hampton Auto Repair Rainbow Auto Collision R&R Golf Carts Stehl Tow Car Dollies Touring Sport Upstate Wrecker Service Wholesale Tire Co.

Shopping

Antiques Dealers Mall Bakers Cycle Werx Deb’s Cards, Gifts & More Lunsford Country Store Robin’s Bead Nest Second Time Around Ship Shapes Jewelry

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Oconee County About Oconee Also known as the “Mountain Lakes Region,” Oconee County offers a great place for affordable vacationing for active families, outdoor types of all ages, couples and retirees. Oconee County includes lakes Hartwell, Keowee and Jocassee. Boating, white water rafting, paddling, fishing, and hiking are only a few of the many fun activities tourists can enjoy in the towns of Oconee.

Lake Jocassee, photo by Daryl Lee

También conocida como la “Región de la Sierra Lagos,” Oconee County ofrece un gran lugar para vacacionar. Oconee County incluye lagos Hartwell, Keowee y Jocassee. Canotaje, rafting, remo, pesca y el senderismo son sólo algunos de los turistas muchas actividades divertidas pueden disfrutar.

Cover: Jocassee Lake Jocassee has clear water and huge depths. Along the shores of Lake Jocassee, with a picturesque background of the Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area, lies Devils Fork State Park. The lower Whitewater Falls pictured on the cover are found in the Jocassee Gorges area near Salem. El Lago Jocassee tiene agua clara y profunda. Ubicado en las orillas del lago Jocassee, con un fondo pintoresco de la zona silvestre Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area, se encuentra Devils Fork State Park. La foto de la portada de la revista son las cataratas de Whitewater, que se encuentran cerca de Salem.

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Oconee County Places to Visit Stumphouse Tunnel This recreational site was once a planned railroad system to run from Charleston, SC to Cincinnati, Ohio. Este sitio de recreo fue una vez un sistema ferroviario que iba desde Charleston, Carolina del Sur a Cincinnati, Ohio.

Duke Energy’s World of Energy On Lake Keowee beside the Oconee Nuclear Plant, Duke Energy Company’s energy education center has a lot to say through an audiovisual tour with animated displays, computer games and a short nature trail. Admission is free! En el lago Keowee al lado de la Planta Nuclear Oconee, centro de Duke Energy Empresa de energía de la educación tiene mucho que decir en un recorrido audiovisual con escenas animadas, juegos de computadora y un corto sendero. La admisión a la instalación es gratuita.

Seneca’s Historic Downtown Includes the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, now headquarters of the Blue Ridge Arts council and Ram Cat Alley. It is also a pedestrian-friendly block of one of a kind shops, restaurants and festivals. Incluye la Iglesia Episcopal de la Ascensión, ahora (continued on page #)

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la sede del concejo de Arte Blue Ridge y Ram Gato Callejero, una cuadra para los peatones de una de una especie tiendas, restaurantes y festivales.

High Falls County Park This 44-acre park, established in 1971, is located on the beautiful waters of Lake Keowee. Este parque de 44 hectáreas, creado en 1971, está situado en las hermosas aguas del lago Keowee.

Entertainment Visit Oconee County every Friday for Blue Grass Music and Square Dancing! Here you’ll have fun and music at Oconee State Park’s barn!

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Greenville County

Bring your friends or family, and make sure to wear your dancing shoes. And don’t miss out on Oktoberfest in Walhalla. This annual festival is located at Sertoma Field (on Highway 183), where German banners welcome you to experience this great event. There will be crafts, lederhosen, carnival rides, food, and authentic German music. This festival has been around since 1979, so come out and celebrate with Oconee County this year! • www.walhallachamber.com Visite Oconee County todos los viernes para música Blue Grass y Square Dancing! Traiga a sus amigos y familiares y no se olvide de traer sus zapatos de baile. Y no se pierda el Oktoberfest en Walhalla. Este festival anual se encuentra en Sertoma Field donde banderines alemanes les dará la bienvenida para éste gran evento. Allí encontrará artesanías, pantalones de cuero, juegos de carnaval, comida y música alemana auténtica. Este Festival se realiza desde el año 1979. Venga y celebre éste año!

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Greenville County About Greenville Visitors to Greater Greenville will have no problem filling the days and evenings with all kinds of leisure activity. Greenville’s international community is known for its sophisticated dining and entertainment options that may surprise our newcomers. Greenville attractions are held at a number of venues throughout the city and are geared to entertain any interest that you may have, starting with beautiful Falls Park on Reedy River and the well-known Liberty Bridge. Visit our museums, galleries, and more! Throughout the Upcountry, there are more than 500 historic sites as well as the famous Blue Ridge Mountains with pristine lakes and forested trails. Visistantes a lo más grande de Greenville no tendrá problemas en encontrar actividades de lujo de día o de noche. La comunidad internacional de Greenville ha creado sofisticadas áreas y entretenimiento que sorprende a todas las personas que lo visitan por primera vez. Las atracciones de Greenville se mantienen a un Las atracciones de Greenville se mantienen a un número de lugares a través de la ciudad y están orientados a entretener cualquier interés que pueda tener. A través de Upcountry hay más de 500 sitios históricos, como el famoso Blue Ridge Mountains, con lagos de aguas cristalinas y senderos forestales.

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Greenville County Places to Visit Campbell’s Covered Bridge This wooden bridge, located off Pleasant Hill Road near Gowensville, is the last remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. Since being built in 1909, the bridge, which spans Beaverdam Creek, has been restored twice. It has been closed to traffice since the early 1980s. The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. Este puente de madera localizado en Pleasant Hill Road, cerca de Greenville es el último puente cubierto en Carolina del Sur. Desde que fue construido en 1909, el puente, que atraviesa Beaverdam Creek, ha sido restaurada en dos ocasiones. Este ha sido cerrado al tránsito desde principio de 1980s. El puente fue introducido en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos en 2009.

Liberty Bridge and Falls Park on the Reedy River Liberty Bridge is the focal point of Falls Park, which showcases the juxtaposition between human creativity and nature’s beauty. It spans 355 feet and provides incredible views of Reedy River Falls. Architect Miguel

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Este puente es el punto focal de Falls Park, que muestra la yuxtaposición entre la creatividad humana y la belleza de la naturaleza. Está a 355 pies y ofrece una vista increíble de Reedy River Falls. El Arquitecto Miguel Rosales diseñó el puente de tal manera que hace que el visitante se sienta como si estuvieran flotando sobre el parque.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate Here children are inspired and learn in an informal, hands-on environment. With three floors of indoor exhibits, the 79,000 sq foot facility is a dynamic learning center and a compelling community attraction. Aquí los niños se inspiran y aprenden en un ambiente informal. Con tres pisos de exhibiciones, la instalación de 79,000 pies cuadrado es un centro de aprendizaje dinámico y una atracción irresistible de la comunidad.

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Greenville County Greenville Zoo A 14-acre facility with wildlife from across the globe. The Greenville Zoo is perfect for the whole family, with many engaging programs, events, and exhibits. Una instalación de 14 acres con la vida silvestre de todo el mundo. El parque zoológico de Greenville es perfecto para toda la familia, con muchos programas interesantes, eventos y exposiciones.

Peace Center for the Performing Arts The Peace Center houses many great performances all year round, and is the heart of Greenville’s downtown. Thanks to its acoustic and architectural design, the Peace Center is an amazing performing arts venue! Aqui hay grandes actuaciones durante todo el año, y es el corazón del centro de Greenville. Gracias a su diseño acústico y arquitectónico, es un lugar espectácular!

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Paris Mountain. The 1,540-acre park is perfect for hiking, biking, swimming, and camping. Those looking for water activities can swim, fish, and rent canoes, kayaks and pedal boats to spend time on Lake Placid, a 15-acre lake located close to the entrance of the park. Otro punto de referencia natural en Greenville es Paris Mountain. Aquellos que buscan actividades en el aguapueden nadar, pescar, y rentar canoas, kayaks y botes de pedales para pasar el tiempo en el Lago Placid.

Raven Cliff Falls The largest waterfall in the state at 400 feet, Raven Cliff Falls is located in Caesars Head State Park. The observation platform below the falls can be reached with a two-mile hike, while a four mile hike leads to a suspension bridge above the waterfall. Las cataratas Raven Cliff est谩 ubicada en el Caesar Heads Head Stae Park. La plataforma de observaci贸n de las cataratas se puede llegar con una caminata de dos millas, mientras que un alza de cuatro millas conduce a un puente colgante encima de la cascada..

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Greenville County Don’t Miss Mice on Main The popular children’s book, Goodnight Moon, influenced a creative way to explore downtown Greenville. A local high school student, Jim Ryan, wanted to give back to the community by giving a special touch of individuality to our city. His idea was to have a bronzed sculpture of the book and one mouse, mounted on the fountain in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel. Eight more mice can be found along the nine-block stretch of Main Street between the Hyatt and the Westin Poinsett hotels. The artist is Zan Wells. Un libro de los niños, Goodnight Moon, influenciado de una manera creativa para explorar el centro de Greenville. Un estudiante de escuela secundaria local, Jim Ryan, quería dar a la comunidad un toque especial. Su idea era tener una escultura de bronce del libro y un ratón, montado en la fuente en frente del hotel Hyatt Regency. Ocho ratones más se puede encontrar en el tramo de nueve bloques de la calle principal entre el Hyatt y Westin Poinsett los hoteles. El artista es Zan Wells.

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Fall for Greenville In downtown Greenville, on the days of October 8-10, join us in the St. Francis Fall for Greenville. Here you can discover a world of tempting tastes and mouthwatering aromas. Over forty of Greenville’s finest restaurants showcase about 200 of their menu items. • www.fallforgreenville.net

En el centro de Greenville, en los días del 08 al 10 octubre, se nos unan en la St. Francis Fall for Greenville. Aquí usted puede descubrir un mundo de sabores y aromas deliciosos. Más de cuarenta de los mejores restaurantes de Greenville presenta unos 200 productos de su menú.

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Greenville County Featured Artist Ron Gillen In 2008 after a 40-year working career stretching from US Navy officer to architect, Ron was now ready to retire and rest, he thought; then he re-discovered watercolor painting. He had dabbled with it in the past and decided to get more serious about it as he found it to be challenging and engaging. The hobby has passionately emerged to include a studio located at Studio 201, 300 River Place, Greenville. He is mostly a self-taught painter, though he has studied with Mary Whyte of Charleston and Tony Couch of Georgia. Painting itself has been the easy part; marketing and promoting the artwork has been more challenging. His work has earned several local awards in both portraiture and landscapes. A recent work earned 2nd place and was chosen by the Mayor for purchase by the City of Greer in this year’s “Greer Through the Ages” art competition.

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Spartanburg County About Spartanburg Spartanburg takes its name from the Spartan Rifles, which was a group of militia soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Spartanburg serves as a great location for vacations as well as a good side trip destination from Greenville, SC. Spartanburg toma su nombre de los Rifles de Esparta, que era un grupo de soldados de la milicia durante la guerra revolucionaria. Spartanburg sirve como un excelente lugar para vacaciones, así como un destino de viaje de buena parte de Greenville, SC.

Events The last Saturday in September brings thousands into the Inman area for the Harvest Day Festival, which began in 1981. Artists, craftsmen, special storewide and sidewalk sales, food vendors, children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day offer something for everyone. This year’s festival falls on September 25. • www.inmanscchamber.org

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Spartanburg County Things to Do Hot Spot Skate Park The Hot Spot Skate Park, located at 339 Union Street opened June 3, 2009. The new facility is a public/private partnership between the City of Spartanburg and the Coalition for Active Youth. El Hot Spot Skate Park, ubicado en 339 Union Street abrió el 03 de junio del 2009. La nueva instalación es una asociación pública / privada entre la ciudad de Spartanburg y la Juventud Coalition activo.

HollyWild Park Enjoy the loud and rambunctious, peaceful and majestic, massive and colorful creatures that call HollyWild Home. Interact and feed the animals in this zoo! Disfrute de las criaturas fuertes y bulliciosas, tranquilo y majestuoso, masivo y colorido que llaman el Hogar de HollyWild. Interactúe y alimente a los animales en éste zoológico!

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Chapman Cultural Center The Chapman Cultural Center, owned and operated by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, is the community’s preeminent common ground where the people of Spartanburg County and its visitors come together to discover, experience, and celebrate the performing and visual arts, science and history. • www.chapmanculturalcenter.org

El Centro Cultural Chapman, propiedad y operado por la Asociación para las Artes del Gran Spartanburg, es la comunidad de tierra por excelencia comunes donde la gente de Condado de Spartanburg y sus visitantes se reúnen para descubrir, experimentar y celebrar las artes visuales y escénicas, ciencia e historia.

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Spartanburg County Walnut Grove Plantation In 1765, Charles Moore received a land grant from King George II. With it he built Walnut Grove Plantation. The home is furnished with 18th-century antiques. On the grounds you will find a 1777 kitchen, barn, smoke house and well house. En 1765, Charles Moore recibió una concesión de tierra del Rey Jorge II. Con él construyó Walnut Grove Plantation. La casa está amueblada con antigüedades del siglo 18. Sobre la base se encuentra una cocina de 1777, granero, la casa de humo y así la casa.

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School Head here for a morning of indoor rock climbing, kayaking, or mountain biking!

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Spartanburg County is home to the Hub City Farmer’s Market, a nonprofit organization that provides Spartanburg with fresh produce and local food. Everyone knows locally grown food tastes better! Stop by and support our local farm families. • www.hubcityfm.org

Spartanburg County es el hogar del Mercado de la Ciudad del Cubo del Agricultor, una organización sin fines de lucro que proporciona Spartanburg con productos frescos y comidas típicas. Todo el mundo sabe que los alimentos cultivados localmente tiene mejor sabor! Deténgase y apoye a nuestras familias agrícolas locales.

Milliken & Company’s Grounds A grassy and wooded area with duck pond and fountains open to the public. Great place for strolls or an afternoon picnic. • www.10best.com Una zona de césped y arbolado con estanque de patos y fuentes abiertas al público. Gran lugar para pasear o un picnic por la tarde.

Regional History Museum Features various changing exhibits regarding the history of the Spartanburg region. One of the most interesting and oldest is the Pardo Stone which is believed to be etched by Captain Juan Pardo who was sent to the southeast coast by Spanish King Phillip II in 1566. Características diversas exposiciones cambiantes sobre la historia de la región de Spartanburg.

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Spartanburg County Entertainment Come watch the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra perform at the Spartanburg Public Library. Two upcoming events include Joyce Fankhauser on the harp on Aug. 11, and the Spartanburg Little Theatre’s rendition of “Hello Dolly” on Aug. 25. • www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org For a different kind of musical entertainment, check out Music on Main in Downtown Spartanburg. It’s a favorite place of locals to gather after-work, listen to live music, and eat and drink in a fun outdoor atmosphere. Every Thursday night! Venga a ver la Orquesta Filarmónica de Spartanburg en la Biblioteca Pública de Spartanburg. Dos próximos eventos incluyen Joyce Fankhauser en el arpa el 11 de agosto, y una actuación de “Hello Dolly” el 25 de agosto en el Spartanburg Little Theater. Para otro tipo de entretenimiento musical, venga a escuchar música en el centro de Spartanburg. Es el lugar favorito para reunirse después del trabajo, escuchar música en vivo, y comer y beber en una atmósfera de diversión al aire libre. Cada jueves en la noche!

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Pickens County About Pickens In Pickens County you can find both Clemson University and the South Carolina Botanical Garden. These Botanical Gardens in Clemson are home to thousands of native, exotic, and endangered plants. Also found in Clemson is the University’s Brooks Center for Performing Arts. There is always some type of show being performed here, including music, dance, and theatre. Pickens County is also home to Sassafras Mountain (SC’s highest peak: 3,554 feet). • www.theupcountry.com En Pickens County se puede encontrar La Universidad de Clemson y el Jardín Botánico de Carolina del Sur. Estos jardines botánicos de Clemson son el hogar de miles de plantas nativas, exóticas y en peligro de extinción. También se encuentra en Clemson el Brooks Center en el cual siempre hay algún tipo de espectáculo. El Condado de Pickens también es el hogar del pico más alto de SC, Sassafras Mountain.

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Pickens County Places to See The Pendleton Arts District offers houses over 30 local artists within 3-4 blocks! The public has a chance to partake in a gallery crawl on the first Friday of every month, and the artists open up their studios from 6:00-9:00 those nights. Pendleton is a prime example of Small-town America. The Pendleton Square is a quaint, friendly area where you can find shops, restaurants, or simply enjoy the central green space with a good book. El Pendleton Arts District ofrece casas de más de 30 artistas locales dentro de 3-4 cuadras! El público tiene la oportunidad de participar en un rastreo de galería el primer viernes de cada mes, y los artistas abren sus estudios 6:00-9:00 esas noches. La Plaza de Pendleton es uns atractiva y agradable zona donde se pueden encontrar tiendas, restaurantes, o simplemente disfrutar del espacio verde central con un buen libro.

Table Rock State Park Plan a day to go hiking up Table Rock Mountain or even a camping trip! Bring along a picnic to enjoy in this beautiful landscape. This area also features two lakes, mountain cabins, and meeting facilities. Planee un día para hacer excursiones en la montaña Table Rock o incluso un viaje de campamento! Traiga un picnic para disfrutar de este hermoso paisaje. En ésta área también se cuentran dos lagos, cabañas e instalaciones para reuniones.

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Anderson County About Anderson There are many historic and charming cities in Anderson County. Here you can find the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, as well as many antique, art, and gift shops. One of the most visited places in America is the town of Pendleton. The epitome of small town America, the Pendleton Historic Distric is noted for being one of the largest historic districts in the country. Lake Hartwell is a popular recreation lake for the public, also located in Anderson County. • www.theupcountry.com Hay muchas históricas y encantadoras ciudades en Anderson County. Aquí se puede encontrar el Hall de Tennis de Carolina del Sur, así como también muchas antiguedades,artes y tiendas de regalos. El histórico Distric Pendleton, famoso por ser uno de los mayores barrios históricos en el país.

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Anderson County and musicians. Teatro para la comunidad que produce actores locales, comediantes y músicos.

Central History Museum This 1893 residence features artifacts and history of the town and surrounding area. This extensive exhibit includes original documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, furniture, and clothing. It was assembled on Main Street in a vacant commercial building. Este 1893 cuenta con artefactos de residencia y la historia de la ciudad. Esta exposición incluye extensas documentos originales, fotografías, recortes de periódicos, muebles y ropa. Fue construido en la calle principal en un edificio comercial vacantes.

Farmers Hall Pre-1925 farm equipment and tools, along history artifacts, housed in a reproduced race horse barn.

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Entertainment Shakespeare in the Park Come out to see the production of “Much Ado About Nothing” at the William A. Floyd Amphitheatre. Bring your lawnchair or blanket and enjoy the show! • www.andersonevents. com

Low Country Boil and Barbeque On the fairgrounds, come enjoy dinner, auctions, raffles, and live music. Civic Center Lots of events will take place here during August, September, and October, including a MMA Ultimate Cage Fighting and a comedy tour!

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Anderson County Downtown Downtown Anderson is the brightest part of the Electric City! The surge of development has brought Downtown Anderson charming new places to shop, dine, live, and work, with others in progress. Downtown Anderson seamlessly blends our heritage with the present and also with visions of the future. You will find a wide variety in Downtown, from traditional Southern cuisine to modern cafes, from antique shops to contempoary art galleries. Residents have been able to enjoy the sports and entertainment found at Clemson University, just 20 minutes from the City of Anderson. County residents as well as out of town visitors can enjoy a wide variety of firstclass sports, cultural and educational events. Anderson es el centro de la parte más brillante de la Ciudad Eléctrica! El aumento del desarrollo ha traído al Centro Anderson nuevos lugares con encanto para comprar, comer, vivir y trabajar, con otros en progreso. El centro de Anderson combina a la perfección nuestro patrimonio con el presente y también con visiones del futuro. Usted encontrará una gran variedad en el centro, desde la cocina tradicional del sur a cafeterías modernas, desde tiendas de antigüedades a galerías de arte Contemporario. Los residentes han sido capaz de disfrutar de los deportes y el entretenimiento que se encuentra en la Universidad de Clemson, a sólo 20 minutos de la Ciudad de Anderson. Tanto los residentes del condado como los visitantes pueden disfrutar de amplia variedad de deportes, eventos culturales y educativos.

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Laurens County About Laurens Here, you’ll find peaceful neighborhoods, excellent healthcare, and a thriving educational system. Simply put, the quality of life is second to none. Whether you’re looking for outdoor recreation, an outlet for artistic expression, or a quiet place for reflection, there’s no shortage of activities for the entire family. Aquí, usted encontrará salud excelente y un próspero sistema educativo. En pocas palabras, la calidad de vida es inigualable. Ya sea que usted está buscando para la recreación al aire libre, una forma de expresión artística, o un lugar tranquilo para la reflexión, no hay escasez de actividades para toda la familia.

Events Hosted by Hospice of Laurens County, each August there is a cycling event called Flight of the Dove that brings hundreds of cycling enthusiasts to this county. The Saturday before Labor Day is the Coming Home to Cross Hill event. Crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, a parade, and of course lots of food make this an enjoyable festivity. Pioneer Day is the second Saturday of September in Owings, a day that celebrates the history of Laurens County. On this day you can expect a parade and living history demonstrations. Laurens will host the annual Squealin’ on the Square in October. Here you can try all different kinds of local barbeque! • www.villageprofile.com

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Laurens County Place to See Clinton Museum is located at 400 North Broad Street in the Griffin family home. The museum’s goal is to celebrate and communicate local history. Admission is free, and group tours may be arranged. Clinton Museo está situado en la calle 400 North Broad en la casa de la familia Griffin. El objetivo del museo es para celebrar y comunicar la historia local. La entrada es libre, y viajes en grupo puede ser arreglado.

Golfing Attention golfers! Laurens County has two private 18-hole golf courses: Musgrove Mill, an Arnold Palmer World Class Championship Course (which was named a top modern course in the U.S. by Golfweek Magazine) and Lakeside Country Club, which includes swimming pools and tennis courts. So take an afternoon to relax and hit the links. Atención jugadores de golf! Laurens County tiene dos privado de 18 hoyas de golf: Musgrove Mill, un Arnold Palmer Campeonato Mundial de clase de golf (el cual fue nombrado un curso superior moderna en los EE.UU. por la revista Golfweek) y Lakeside Country Club, que incluye piscinas y canchas de tenis. Así que tome una tarde libre para relajarse y pulsar los enlaces.

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Cherokee County About Cherokee Cherokee County, South Carolina can be found at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a thriving area, with profitable economy. Located only 40 minutes from Greenville to the South and Charlotte to the North! Cherokee County, en Carolina del Sur, se encuentra en las estribaciones de las montañas Blue Ridge. Es una zona próspera, con la economía rentable. Situado a sólo 40 minutos de Greenville al sur y de Charlotte al norte!

Places to Visit History & Arts Museum Located on the site of the historic mustering grounds of the South Carolina Militia, the museum traces the history and cultural development of Cherokee County. • www. cherokeecountyhistory.org

Ubicado en el sitio de motivos históricos de la Milicia de Carolina del Sur, el museo remonta la historia y desarrollo cultural de Cherokee County.

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Greenville County The Peachoid The Peachoid is the most-photographed water tank in the United States. It is painted to match the kind of peaches grown in Cherokee County, using 20 colors and 50 gallons of paint. This Giant Peach was built by the Board of Public Works in Gaffney in 1981. El Peachoid es el depósito de agua más fotografiado en los Estados Unidos. Está pintado para que coincida con el tipo de duraznos cultivados en el condado de Cherokee, usando 20 colores y 50 galones de pintura. Este melocotón gigante fue construido por la Junta de Obras Públicas en Gaffney en 1981.

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From the Publisher... Restaurant Picks I want all of you to enjoy our great restaurants, so each quarter I will be telling you where I think are the best places to eat. Oma-Lynns restaurant in Cowpens, SC. is just a little ways off I-85; best country steak I have ever eaten! Mrs. Johnson says it’s because she buys her meat locally, but between you and me I think it’s because she is just a great cook! Ps- great little antique shop in restaurant also. If its hamburgers and sweet potato fries you’re after, then right there in Greer, SC off Wade Hampton Blvd you can get the freshest tastiest hamburger in the Upstate. It’s called Fuddruckers, where you and the family can still eat without taking out a small loan. For all of you folks who want to empress that special someone, or for those who just like fine dining at its best and a step aboved all the rest , I recommend Larkins Steak House and High Cottons Restaurant. They offer a large assortment of wines , steaks , seafood and many other fine food choices you may want. The prices and service is excellent.

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oil on canvas, “Liberty Bridge”

Self-taught and dedicated to his craft, full-time artist Jared Emerson attributes much of his aspiration to be an artist to his mother, a woman who saw a spark of interest and above average talents in a boy who preferred sports over sitting still with a pencil and some brushes. Emerson specializes in portraits from all mediums. Most of his work is commissioned and of recent, he has become known for his “performance art” which can be seen at charity events, corporate events, weddings, fashion shows, and a passion of his, churches, where he is able to use his “gift” to minister during worship. Emerson grew up in Michigan, moved to West Palm Beach, and settled here in beautiful Greenville, SC where he calls home. His studio can be found downtown at Greenville’s Art Crossing at Riverplace. Studio 107, thejaredcollection

Painting signed by Edwin McCain

Auction piece of Jerry Rice

Auction painting signed by Lucas Glover

Auction piece of George Hincapie

Charcoal piece of Javier Colon

Performance art for His Radio

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Calender of Events

August Aug. 2-30 • Carolina Panthers Summer Training Camp Location: Wofford College Free and open to the public • www.panthers.com/schedule/training-camp.html Aug. 5, 12, 19 • Music on Main – Spartanburg Music on Main is Downtown Spartanburg’s favorite after-work social gathering. The once a week concert is held each Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Downtown Spartanburg. Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 • Downtown Alive! Greenville Free music and entertainment • www.greenvillesc.gov Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 • Blue Grass Music and Square Dancing Location: Oconee State Park Grab a partner and join in on the fun at Oconee State Park’s barn. No experience necessary! Aug. 21 • Flight of the Dove A cycling event hosted by Hospice of Laurens County. • www.bikelaurenscounty.com

Aug. 27, 28 • Spring Water Festival This arts and crafts festival is located in Williamston. Come enjoy live entertainment and food. • www.springwaterfestival.com/

September Sept. 2-12 • Upper South Carolina State Fair Games and rides, live entertainment, demolition derby, rodeo Sept. 11, 18 • Outdoor Movies Watch a movie outside in the beautiful town of Easley. Sept. 18, 19 • Anderson Greek Festival Held by The Shepherd’s Guild and located at the Civic Center of Anderson. 38

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Calender of Events Sept. 24-26 • AutumnFest at the Market Plant and flower show in Greenville Sept. 25 • Harvest Day Festival Location: Inman Artists, craftsmen, special storewide and sidewalk sales, food vendors, children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day • www.inmanscchamber.org

Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 • Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair Old-fashioned country fair in Westminster! • www.carolinafoothillsheritagefair. org

October Oct. 28 • Shakespeare In the Park Location: William Floyd Amphitheater, Anderson Come see a production of “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show! • www.andersonevents.com Oct. 1, 2 • Squealin’ on the Square Laurens County hosts this event where visitors can try many varieties of delicious local barbeque. • www.mainstreetlaurens.org Oct. 15, 16, 17 • Oktoberfest Location: Sertoma Field, Walhalla Crafts, lederhosen, carnival rides, food, and authentic German music • www.walhallachamber.com

Oct. 28 • Historic Hayride & Ghost Walk Tour of Winnie Davis Hall of History in Cherokee County, purchase your tickets in advance. • www.cherokeechamber.org Oct. 9 • Fall Harvest Festival Location: Pendleton Family fun, craft vendors, entertainment and the 4th annual Bubba Bake Off! • www.squidoo.com/fall-festival

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