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September 2015

There are 12 blog entries for September 2015.

South Carolina Children's Theatre is presenting a fun, seasonal production that the kids will love! Weekends October 16-25, at SSCT Headquarters, you can enjoy a production of Click, Clack, Boo!

The production follows the story of Duck, Pig, Cow and Hen throwing a party. This musical adventure was adapted by James E. Grote. Music and lyrics were by George Howe from the book by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Betsy Lewin. The show is sponsored by BB&T, Greenville Pediatric Dentistry, Primrose School and Once Upon a Child.

The show helps teach the lesson that it's okay to be scared while still staying uplifting and upbeat for children. Performances are recommended for children ages three and up. Performances are held at SCCT Headquarters at

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An experienced real estate agent is an expert in their area, but we aren't mind readers. Here are some things you should tell your real estate agent before you start the house buying process:

Budget. You should be open an honest to yourself and your real estate agent about what you can reasonably afford. Give clear a clear price range from the very beginning so no one wastes time hunting for homes outside of what you can afford. Speak with a lender first and get preapproved for a mortgage and you will have a better handle on the price range you should be targeting.

Expectations. From the start, let your agent know your must-haves for a home. What are some things you can budge on? What are some things that are deal breakers for you? You may be

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Just listed a great home in the Gilder Creek Farm subdivision near the Five Forks area in Simpsonville. From the brick front, to the 2 story great room, to the fenced yard and out building in the back yard there is so much to love about this home. Master on the main with 3 additional bedrooms upstairs plus a bonus room that could be used as a 5th bedroom. Hardwood floors in foyer, dining room and kitchen. Spacious kitchen with island and breakfast area opens to the covered patio in the rear of the home. Master has trey ceiling, shower with separate tub, double sinks and a large walk-in closet. Great room has gas log fireplace with picture frame molding over the mantel flanked by built in cabinets. Enjoy the Gilder Creek Farm pool and clubhouse.


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Join Greenville as we celebrate everything that Greenville County and the Upstate offer for outdoor enthusiasts! The Get Out Greenville event will be held at Conestee Park on October 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Get Out Greenville's purpose is to bring the community together to celebrate everything we love about the great outdoors! It is the perfect opportunity to meet others in the area, learn and have fun!

Get Out Greenville will include a variety of events like the Ultra 50K and 25K, 10K, Kids' Races, the REI Fashion Show with Camp Spearhead, a presentation from 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis, musical entertainment, disc golf, rock climbing and so much more. There will also be a Slackline Play Area, a

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First-time home buyers often overlook regular expenses that can add up over time and impact the overall cost of a home. For instance, many new home buyers forget to factor in the cost of homeowner's insurance when they calculate the cost of owning a home.

For people who may not be as familiar with the way homeowner's insurance works, your lender will — at the very least — require you to get a minimal level of hazard insurance. Hazard insurance is NOT the same thing as homeowner's insurance. However, hazard insurance is usually part of a homeowner's insurance package. Think of it as a small portion of the overall homeowner's insurance plan.

Hazard insurance provides financial protection against damage and theft. Typically, hazard insurance covers

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Greenville is home to a blossoming arts and cultural scene, so there is always a new artist event or exhibit happening locally! Current resident Kay Larch will be presenting her exhibit at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History.

Kay Larch is originally from Huntington Beach, California, but is now a proud resident of Greenville. Larch's work takes inspiration from the vibrant colors and movement of Mexican folk art. Larch is also a self-taught painter, and her distinctive style is well-known regionally. The warm and familiar colors of her stirring art are sure to inspire and interest those who visit this exhibit. 

You can explore all of the vibrant colors and excitement of the Galeria Mexicana every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and

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Greenville is a thriving city that is home to a variety of non-profit and volunteer organizations. These important organizations help contribute to our community and bring people together to celebrate our special little corner of the country.

Volunteering can be a great way to get involved with your neighbors and come together for a common cause. No matter what you are passionate about, you will be able to find a way to make a difference here in Greenville. Below you will find some information about just a few of the volunteering opportunities available in the area.

United Way of Greenville County
105 Edinburgh Court
Greenville, SC 29607
The United Way of Greenville Count helps bring people together with the goals of helping children

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Celebrate Euphoria's 10th anniversary in Downtown Greenville! Euphoria was founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski to enlighten, entertain, entice and educate.

This 10th anniversary celebration is a weekend-long event that begins on Thursday, Sept. 17 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 20. Euphoria will consist of cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, multi-course dinners and live musical performances. The event will be a gathering of celebrity chefs, national recording artists and master sommeliers.

This annual weekend long event showcases Greenville's thriving culinary and arts scene and celebrated an appreciate for fine food, wine and performances. Proceeds from the Euphoria help fund Local Boys Do

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Sometimes a great home sits on the market, and sellers just can't figure out why buyers aren't interested. Even the best homes can seem unappealing when they aren't staged correctly. Here are some tips to help stage your home to sell:

-Clean or replace carpets. Odors and stains can easily settle into carpets and turn off buyers. Get your carpets professionally cleaned, and even consider replacing them if the stains or odors linger. Be sure to keep the carpet colors neutral.

-Tone down loud colors. Brightly colored paint, wallpaper, carpeting and furniture can scare buyers away. Stick with neutral colors that aren't too dark. Select warmer, brighter neutral tones to lighten up a room and make it look better. You will be surprised at how much a

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The Korean War -- often known as The Forgotten War -- is often associated with the hit television series M*A*S*H. Characters like Hawkeye, Radar, Klinger, Hunnicut and Major Houlihan brought the conflict to life. Now, you can experience the history of this often-forgotten war at the Upcountry History Museum at Furman University.

The exhibit The Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1953 will be at the Upcountry History Museum from Sept. 5 through January 31, 2016. This special exhibit is available through a partnership with the U.s. Navy Art Museum and the Naval History & Heritage Command. The exhibit captures the service, contributions and sacrifices of the people who fought in Korea between 1950 and 1953. Soldiers from 20 United Nations member countries and

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