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World Water Day

World Water Day, Some Water Facts. Here are some interesting facts, a brief description of the state of water in the world, and some resources.

 Worldwaterday.org

Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.

Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.

Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.

The earth is a closed system. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.

The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.

The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.

Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent supply their own water from private wells or other sources.

The Problem:

Globally, one out of 10 people can’t access clean water.

2.4 billion people – 1 in 3 – lack access to a toilet

Some 1,400 children die each day from water-related diseases.

 See World Water Day Fact Sheet

The Solutions:

Make yourself aware of the problem. It’s easy in America to overlook the crisis because of our abundance of water treatment plants and sewer utilities, but many countries can’t afford this.

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

UNICEF, for example, works in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe, clean water and sanitation facilities.

World Health Organization efforts

From Water.org

 

 

Greenwood Bookmobile Delivers

Greenwood Bookmobile Delivers

Check out the April Schedule for the Greenwood Bookmobile. See all the features of this mini library on wheels coming to you.

There’s something for everyone here. And the librarians are very helpful.

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Haunted Greenwood?

Haunted Greenwood. Do you believe in ghosts? Seems we have more than our fair share of spirits in Greenwood. Do you have any ghost stories?

 

From WSPA/Index Journal June 9 2016

Haunted Greenwood

Guardians of Uptown Greenwood?

 

 

Haunted Greenwood
Rock House attracts ghost hunters

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Haunted Greenwood
Tabernacle Graveyard

The Haunted Tabernacle Graveyard –  claims such patrons as Brigadier General Nathan George

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Haunted Greenwood
Rock Presbyterian Church

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Haunted Greenwood
Fox and Hound Pub

Fox and Hound Pub at Inn on the Square – Haunted by Bill (a real prankster)

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Haunted Greenwood
Belmont Inn, Abbeville

Belmont Inn – guests report a weird entity that opens and closes doors

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Haunted Greenood
Zombie Walk – at Flyns on Maxwell (just sayin)

See Keller Ridgeway and Will Thompson come back from the dead

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Greenwood’s new Pathway House for Homeless Women

Greenwood’s new Pathway House for Homeless Women

Greenwood's PathwayGrand opening 11 a.m. on March 24 208 Panola Avenue

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Meet Pink and Mr. Truman

Meet Pink and Mr. Truman – Shelter Scoop.

Shelter Scoop is sponsored by T.W. Boon’s of Greenwood

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Hot Pot Experience, much more than a meal

Hot Pot Experience is something I hope you will all try soon. 

Hot Pot Experience This is Dr. Rob; in addition to being founder of Greenwood Calendar, I am a Media Professor at Lander University in Greenwood, SC.

In one of my classes, I teach English as a Second Language to Chinese students.  We have taken field trips, including a visit to a local park and a local concert to see the Way Down Wanderers. One day my students invited me to Hot Pot. I accepted, not knowing what I was in for.  Now, I can’t wait for my next Hot Pot.

Hot Pot is a unique, social experience, similar to Fondu, but dating back more than 1,000 years. Click here for more on Hot Pot

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Dixie: Greenwood, you are amazing!

 

Dixie: Greenwood, you are amazing

See Mayor on Gary Day – March 11, 2017

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East Rail Park, largest in Upstate

East Rail ParkEast Rail Park, largest in Upstate

Video produced by Greenwood Calendar and Greenwood Aerial Video. Special thanks go to Heather Simmons Jones, CEO Greenwood Partnership Alliance,

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Honeybone Reunion at Howard’s on Main

Honeybone Reunion at Howard’s on Main

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St Patrick’s Day at Sports Break

St Patrick’s Day at Sports Break

Uptown Greenwood just got BIGGER

Uptown Greenwood just got BIGGER

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Fallen wire on Grace Street

Officer Lee directs traffic as a fallen branch knocked down a wire on Grace Street near the intersection with Cambridge Ave. CPW was called to service the wire.

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Mayor – Gary Culbertson Day

 

Mayor - Gary Culbertson Day

Mayor – Gary Culbertson Day

All day Saturday, March 11, 2017.

T-shirts are available for purchase here at the restaurant for $20 each with all money collected going directly to Gary. All shirts are currently available in sizes S – 3XL.

We are asking anyone who purchases a shirt to wear on March 11, 2017 as a show of support to Gary and his family.

We thank each of you for your thoughts and prayers.

Team Gary

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Wiley Team Real Estate Update

Wiley Team Real Estate UpdateWiley Team Real Estate Update. Share this video and like the Facebook Page to be enteredWiley Team Real Estate Update to win two Yeti-like cups with custom decal made for you. Let me know when you share so I can enter your name in the drawing.

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Invention Convention – Greenwood Takes Grand Prize

Invention Convention – Greenwood

See complete list of winners for all divisions

STEMS online

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Lake Greenwood Cleanup

Lake Greenwood Cleanup this Saturday, March 11 . Click picture to register Lake Greenwood Cleanup

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Robert’s Rules of Order #1

Hi! This is Robert Stevenson with Greenwood Calendar.  In my wanderings around the world for 54 years, I’ve accumulated some peeves (I can’t really call them pet peeves.)

Robert's RuleNow that I just celebrated another birthday, I feel I’m getting closer to becoming older and wiser. Hence, from time to time, I will be sharing my thoughts on Southern Hospitality. (No, I wasn’t actually born in the South, but Greenwood is my Hometown!)

Here’s my first Top 10 List

  1. When stopping at an intersection intending to go straight, choose the left lane and leave the right lane open for someone hoping to turn right on red.

2. When you’re driving parallel to another car in the left lane, note that the left lane is also known as the passing lane.

3. When sitting in a closed environment, such as a doctor’s office, avoid the orchestra. Turn your phone’s cute sound effects off.

4. When your favorite band belts out a new bass booming ballad while you’re in your boss ride, spare us the fRobert's Rulesree concert. Roll up your windows!

5. When you’re in line at Walmart speaking on your hands-free phone – Stop! We don’t need to know your dinner plans.

6. When you disagree on someone’s facebook post, make your point well in one comment. Don’t hijack someone’s post by leaving your wise words on everyone else’s comments.

7. When a pedestrian is waiting to cross your path, let them go. When the teen behind you beeps at you for your generosity, wave with all five fingers.

8. Remember how nice it was when you received a nice card? Send thank you notes.

9. When you think you’re right, and the old man is wrong – Respect your elders.

10. When you see someone throw a wrapper on the ground, remember there are two kinds of people – those who litter and those who help keep America Beautiful.

 

Thanks for listening. I’d love to add your words of wisdom to Robert’s Rules of Order.

Dr. Rob

 

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Celebrate Connie Maxwell’s 125th Anniversary Candlelight Tour

Celebrate Connie Maxwell’s 125th Anniversary

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Shelter Scoop: Heartworms

Shelter Scoop: Heartworms

Check out this issue of Shelter Scoop, a weekly video series all about the Humane Society of Greenwood. Shelter Scoop is sponsored by T.W. Boons.

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Meet Greenwood Habitat for Humanity

Meet Greenwood Habitat for Humanity

Learn about the program.

Learn how to volunteer.

And much, much more

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