Small Town, Big Charm!

Lancaster, SC Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio: Housed in a row of former pool halls and cafes, in what was once known to locals as the “Backstreet”, are indoor galleries, a private outdoor sculpture garden with a fish pond and waterfalls, and an art studio. For more than fifty years, Bob Doster has created everything from whimsical…

Lowcountry Appeal

Mt. Pleasant, SC Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion: Located at Memorial Waterfront Park, this open-air pavilion showcases the Lowcountry basket tradition and its basket makers, selling beautifully handcrafted items that tell a story of Charleston’s African origins and centuries-old tradition. Sweetgrass baskets are one of the most coveted souvenirs in and around Charleston. Kiosks and panels…

How Things Are Made IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Isn’t it fun to see how things are made? To gain an understanding of what makes something tick… South Carolina Cotton Museum  Exhibits of farm and manufacturing equipment that span two centuries allow visitors to experience the cotton culture and way of life from the field to the factory. On display in the museum are…

The Gamecock City!

Sumter, SC Why was Thomas Sumter called the Gamecock? Sumter acquired the nickname, “Carolina Gamecock,” during the American Revolution for his fierce fighting tactics. After the Battle of Blackstock’s Farm, British General Banastre Tarleton commented that Sumter “fought like a gamecock“, and Cornwallis described the Gamecock as his “greatest plague.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sumter) Swan Lake Iris Gardens: Located in the heart of Sumter, Swan…

Summerville’s Farmers Market

200 South Main Street, Summerville, SC, 29483 | 843.851.5211 (Tim Orvin)  Do you love Farmers Markets? We sure do! Here’s a new one to add to your list – Summerville Farmers Market! Summerville Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM through December 30, 2017. Shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and…

Lovin’ It Up!

Dozens of dating ideas here. Make Sushi, Not War SakiTumi Sushi is sexy! It’s exotic, fresh, sophisticated and stimulating… just like you! Turn her/him on with the experience of learning how to make it together! Included in each SakiTumi class: -Food! Edamame, miso soup and ginger salad -Sushi! Make, cut and plate at least 2 of…

Gene Long

Allow Me to Introduce Gene Long (80) I heard Gene play with the Blythewood Jazz Orchestra at their annual public concert in Blythewood, and I was impressed with the music, the camaraderie, the free homemade food, the lovely environment, but mostly I was taken in by Gene and wife Lyn’s hospitality and energy. Lyn danced to almost every number the orchestra…

Peace, Man. Managing Your Stuff.

“A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.”  “That’s what a house is… a pile of stuff with a roof on it.”  Remember those lines from George Carlin? I think most of us 50+ funhavers come to a point where we wish we didn’t have…

Auntie O

Contributed by Sheila Morris Dear Auntie O, I have a very big dilemma going on in my life right now and need some sound advice. In the past few years I became attached to social media – namely Facebook. I’m not sure how or when it happened, but all of a sudden I discovered I…

Head to the Beach

Folly Beach Each summer, we take a day off, pack the cooler, throw our beach gear in the truck, and head to Folly Beach – a little gem of a town, sparkling at the edge of America.  If you usually go to Isle of Palms or Edisto, try Folly for something new. It’s a laid…

A Drive to The South Carolina Mountains

The South Carolina Mountains This summer, cool off and climb a little closer to heaven.  Take in the fabulous mountain scenery of Upstate South Carolina while you breathe deep the refreshing mountain air. Do some trout fishing. Take a hike. Visit darling Travelers Rest on US 276 for lunch along the way.  130 miles away…