Farmers Market

Monday, May 04, 2015

Farmers Market
By Susan A. Sistare
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

On Saturday mornings, I am in Heaven. Read More ››


Eating the Thai Way in Spartanburg

Monday, May 04, 2015

Fish Camp
By Jan Scalisi
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

There's a touch of Thailand in Spartanburg—and the number of locally owned restaurants that feature the well-known Thai staples of noodle dishes, spring rolls, delicious soups, curry, seafood, and spicy vegetables over rice might surprise a visitor to a mid-sized Southern town. Read More ››


Finding local history at four Spartanburg County museums

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

American Legion Hall
By Brad Steinecke
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

Aren’t museums odd kinds of places? They’re often solemn and still, and yet they straddle a dizzying whirl of centuries in just a few feet of space. The best are as theatrical as they are informative. And it’s often the circumstantial details of a visit that transform a museum experience from mundane to magical. I’ve seen the attention of a room suddenly transfixed by the storytelling of a fellow visitor with a personal connection to some hallowed treasure on display. Read More ››


Specialty shops of downtown Spartanburg

Monday, February 09, 2015

By Whitney Rauenhorst
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

The revival of downtown Spartanburg is being led by specialty shops and niche retailers that are filling up grand old buildings, catering to locals and visitors alike. Read More ››


To the Mountaintop with the founder of The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

Monday, February 09, 2015

Assault
By Brad Wright
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

When it came to cycling, John Bryan was simply a Southern pioneer. In the 1970s, when the idea of a bicycle as a legitimate means of transportation was an afterthought at best, laughable at worst, he used his on his daily commute. It should be mentioned, however, that this was a commute between Spartanburg and Greenville. Read More ››


Local Cemeteries: Two and a half centuries of history

Monday, February 09, 2015

Advent
By Brad Steinecke
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

On a frigid morning in January, an older woman walks into the Kennedy Room at the Spartanburg Headquarters Library. After a recent visit to the cemetery, she has resolved to find whatever information she can summon on her dear grandmother—a woman gone for more than fifty years, but still deeply loved. Now that she’s at the library, she’s excited to learn more: to shine a light on Grandma’s triumphs and heartbreaks, to maybe glimpse her character, and to better appreciate the context and influences in her life. Read More ››


Skating on the Square

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Skating
By Rachel-Richardson
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

I am not the most graceful of girls. My center of balance has yet to be found. If I were an animal, I’d be less of a swan and more of a hedgehog. In short—which I also am—the idea of putting on ice skates and swishing around a rink seemed like an express pass to a pair of crutches. I would fall, and no fun would be had by anyone. Read More ››


Festivals Galore!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dickens
By Susan A. Sistare
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

If Spartanburg is your hometown, and you graduated from high school in an era when a Bluetooth was something you had to see your dentist for, you might be old enough to recall Spartanburg’s greatest annual festival: the Spring Fling! Read More ››


Cycling Spartanburg, Year-Round, Day and Night

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cycling
By P. L. Thomas
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

If you are visiting Spartanburg and happen to be driving at night in the city or country during those increasingly cooler months after the end of daylight savings time, you may see an unusual sight: small, white and blinking red lights approaching you slowly and seemingly unconnected along the road. Read More ››


Triple Tree Aerodrome

Monday, November 03, 2014

Triple Tree
By Brad Wright
Produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.

It’s a beautiful, early fall day as I make my way down Highway 221 to the Triple Tree Aerodrome near Woodruff. The sky is as clear as my expectations are hazy. I have never heard about this place in our community, yet it’s billed as the “Augusta National of Aviation.” I have no idea what I’m going to see, but I have a feeling it’s going to be interesting regardless. Read More ››


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