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Dancing with the Greenwood Stars 2017

Dancing with the Greenwood Stars 2017

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Excitement at the Greenwood Airport

Excitment at the Greenwood AirportExcitement at the Greenwood Airport: We had a few visitors drop in on Greenwood today.

 

 

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Greenwood Aldi is expanding

The Greenwood Aldi is expanding. According to local Aldi’s management, they are adding another aisle. When asked if new products will be available, the reply was, “We’re not sure right now, but most likely there will be more organic foods.”

Aldi’s will close for a short time in May. The expected date to reopen is tentatively set near Memorial Day.

Susan Nabors, frequent Aldi shopper said, “I can’t wait for the remodelling to finish. We love Aldis.” She added that she was also excited about possibly getting more organic food.

Beer and wine to be offered at upcoming Lander Bearcat games

Beer and wine to be offered at upcoming Lander Bearcat games

 

In an effort to enhance the fan experience at Dolny Stadium, Lander officials have agreed to the sale of beer and wine for 11 baseball games during the 2017 season, beginning March 3.

While the measure applies to attendees 21 and older, the focus is to get more Lander alumni and the Greenwood community to support a rapidly growing baseball program.

“Our intent is to provide Bearcat fans with an enhanced game day experience with this additional amenity,” said Brian Reese, who became Lander’s new athletic director in January.

 

The game dates that beer and wine will be sold to fans are:

Ÿ March 3-4; March 16; and March 24-25;

Ÿ April 1, April 7-8; and April 14-15; and

Ÿ May 5.

The majority of the games will be played on Fridays and Saturdays, plus one Thursday night game.

During the April 1 double-header vs. Young Harris, beer and wine will be served only during the second game.

“We will have a limit of three beer purchases per person, and we won’t have any Sunday-game sales,“ Reese said. “All patrons wishing to purchase or consume beer/wine must be of legal age and must present proper identification showing they are of legal age.”

Patrons wishing to purchase beer or wine will be issued a wristband once they show proper identification. Beer/wine sales will begin 30 minutes before the first pitch and conclude at the end of the seventh inning.

Partnering with Lander in this new measure is former Lander alumnus Kevin Prater, ’84, one of the owners of Sports Break, a popular local hang-out for both alumni and students.

“Beer and wine sales are new to Lander baseball concessions,” Prater said, “but even without them, people get to come and watch some really good baseball.”

In recent years, Lander has had one of the top baseball programs in the southeast – making its second appearance in three years in the NCAA Division II College World Series in 2016.

“We have a beautiful facility, an excellent game day atmosphere, and we have a great local business partner in this amenity to help us add to the fans’ overall experience.” Reese said. “And if the beer and wine sales work well for these 11 games, we’ll revisit the idea of selling them at more games.”

 

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GPA brings world class entertainment to Greenwood

GPA brings world class entertainment to Greenwood

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Greenwood Filmmaker to Premiere Film

Greenwood Filmmaker to Premiere Film

Watch and Win!  Check out and share video of Austin Newman discussing his new movie, then like MMXII on Facebook to enter to win two free tickets to the Premiere of MMXII at Premiere Cinemas of Greenwood. Filmmaker Austin Newman returns to his hometown of Greenwood to Premiere his feature film MMXII 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

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Win with HONEYBONE

Win with HONEYBONE

Watch and Share this video about the Honeybone Reunion at Howard’s on Main on March 17 to enter to win a Honeybone CD  and Honeybone shirt.

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Nashville Songwriters 2017 Lineup

The Nashville Songwriters Benefit will be March 2 at the Greenwood Community Theatre at 7:00 PM. This year’s headliners will be Byron Hill and John Ford Coley. Byron Hill has written songs for Ray Charles, George Strait, Jason Aldean, George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Don Williams, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery, Anne Murray, Juice Newton, Johnny Lee, Joe Nichols, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Gary Allan, Sammy Kershaw, Trace Adkins, Conway Twitty, and many others including #1 hits for George Strait, Alabama and Gary Allen.
John Ford Coley was part of the Pop/Soft Rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley who charted such hits as” I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”,  ” Love is The Answer”,  “I’t’s Sad to Belong”, and others.
Local favorites Stan Lockaby and Keller Ridgeway will open the show.
Tickets are  $20 and are available online at http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/theatre/tickets or by calling 229-5704 or can be picked up at the theatre.
This event was started four years ago as the result of A.J. Elliott being granted a wish after being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. There have many others from the Greenwood area that have been granted wishes from Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Make-A-Wish South Carolina grants wishes to children with life threating illnesses.  It is their belief that the wish experience helps in the overall wellbeing and helps in the healing process.
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Neighborhood Initiative Program

Neighborhood Initiative Program

Contest: Watch and share this video online for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Mill House. Let me know when you share, so I can enter your name in the drawing. We will pick a winner on Feb. 22.

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Music on Maxwell Season Lineup

Music on Maxwell Season Lineup

Contest: Watch this video and share to be entered to win two tickets to see The Way Down Wanders on Feb. 24. Let me know after you share, so I can enter your name in the drawing.

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Greenwood’s Growing in new directions

Greenwood’s Growing in new directions

In addition to Holiday Inn Express and Panera Bread which opened in Greenwood this past week, you probably already know we’re getting a Lidl grocery store across from the Greenwood Mall and beside Buck Stove and Pool.

But did you know about these:

At the Intersection by the Lake Bilo and Master’s RV, three houses were recently towed away to make room for Self Regional Hospital expansion office.

 

Your friends at Camp Chinquapin are expanding to Hwy 72 just beside Mathis Plumbing.

 

Just past Jackson Station and across from Fred’s will be a new Dollar General soon.

 

Also on Hwy 72, folks looking for an auto service center may be interested to find out Greenwood has a new choice.

 

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Mayor joins Lander ESL class at Grace Park

Mayor joins Lander ESL class at Grace Park

Lander University Mass Communications Professor Dr. Robert Stevenson decided to bring his English as a Second Language (ESL) class to the Grace Street Park today. Greenwood Mayor Welborn Adams joined the fun. Then he shared where his and the City of Greenwood’s new emphasis will be for the future.

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Gwd Humane Society Valentine’s Special

Gwd Humane Society Valentine’s Special

Check out the Greenwood Humane Society’s Valentine’s Day Special. Shelter Scoop a video series about the Humane Society of Greenwood is sponsored by T.W. Boon’s

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Main & Maxwell presents Sandy Singletary

Main & Maxwell presents Sandy Singletary

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Greenwood asks: who will replace K-mart?

Greenwood asks: who will replace K-mart?

As you know Kmart is closing in Greenwood, SC, but that is not due to Greenwood’s shopping habits. According to CNN/Money, the closing is part of a massive nationwide effort by Sears Holding Corp to stem a nearly $7 billion loss in revenue in recent years. More than 200 K-mart stores have already closed.

But on the minds of many Greenwoodians is: What’s Next?

The Greenwood Plaza has several vacant spaces, including those previously held by Shoney’s, Blockbuster, The Ranch House, and Ruby Tuesdays.

Greenwood Calendar spent a few minutes today with Trip Harris Leasing Associate for the Greenwood Plaza, and we asked the questions you are asking:

Greenwood CalendarHow do you feel about the recent closings in the Greenwood Plaza, including Shoney’s, Ruby Tuesday’s, and now K-mart?

While we are sad to see them go, we are excited about the opportunity to come.  This will give us a chance to revitalize the center and bring positive energy to the area.

Greenwood CalendarHow would you respond to rumors that Kmart will remain unoccupied because the lease will continue to be paid? (This has happened at other shopping centers and is on the minds of our readers)

While this is a possibility, we have generated interest from multiple national retailers and we feel that we can overcome any potential obstacles.

Greenwood CalendarAre there any new businesses looking to settle in the shopping center?

Yes, there has been lots of activity and interest in the shopping center.  At this time, I am unable to share specific users.

Greenwood CalendarWhenever a survey is done asking residents who they would like to see come to Greenwood, many on Greenwood Calendar rank Olive Garden and Target at the top of that list. Do you see them as possible tenants?

Yes, we would love to see both Target and Olive Garden in Greenwood and we look forward to pursuing their interest.

Greenwood CalendarIs there anything else you would like to add to the people of Greenwood and surrounding areas.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to revitalizing Greenwood Plaza to meet the needs of the community.

As always, we’re here for you at Greenwood Calendar providing answers to the questions that matter to you.

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Main & Maxwell presents Lori Holloway

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Penny Sales Tax info

Penny Salex Tax Info: As a result of the approved Yes for Greenwood County Capital Project Sales Tax campaign, the sales tax rate will increase in Greenwood County by 1% on Monday, May 1, 2017. 

 

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Penny Sales Tax

Penny Sales Tax

GCSO: New Bloodhound

GCSO: New Bloodhound

Main & Maxwell: Jim Brinson

Main & Maxwell: Jim Brinson

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Greenwood: No Alternative Facts Here

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