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It was quite possibly the largest gathering of former child stars ever assembled. Some 50 actors and actresses who began their careers as children appeared at the Hollywood Museum on Aug. 20 and 21 where they … more
Not only does the Sumter County Museum mount many exhibits, its original home, the Williams-Brice House that faces Washington Street, is a major object of interest itself. And in September, the museum will celebrate the building's 100th anniversary … more
A pig pickin' with all the trimmings and some surprises is in store for those attending Sumter Senior Services' 12th Annual Backyard Jamboree. The Sept. 9 event is a typical jamboree, with plenty of live music, lots of good food, a silent auction … more
The Sumter Opera House is following its highly successful 2015-16 season with another slate of national artists who cover a wide range of musical styles. Beginning with the Legendary Soul Stirrers, audiences will hear rock 'n' roll, country, … more
The Associated PressSILVER SPRING, Md. - A Maryland woman has collected and delivered more than 20,000 new and gently used bras and 50,000 feminine hygiene products to shelters across the country.Dana Marlowe, a mother of two who works from her … more
Curator, USC HerbariumWell, I don't know what they are; I never saw them before. They looked like great big seed pods.- From "Invasion of theBody Snatchers," 1956.PODS FROM OUTER SPACE!I loved that old movie, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," from … more
Remember the '80s? No doubt the music at Sumter Green's Fall Feast will jog your memory, even as you're finding plenty of dishes to suit the palates of any decade. Lynn Kennedy, chairwoman of the event that's almost adequately described by the … more
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - I sported those purple round welts on my body long before Michael Phelps was born. OK, so Phelps made the world aware of cupping by showing his marked muscular shoulders before diving into the pool at the Rio games. But … more
Tinseltown TalksStruggling for survival alongside Gene Barry in Paramount's 1953 adaption of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," Ann Robinson prevailed to celebrate the demise of Martian invaders. More recently, however, the actress faced … more
A month or so ago, back before a trip to New York and Coney Island, I had in mind to tell about the late Hattie Moore, an icon in my boyhood home of Sumter, S.C. But as I was gathering information … more
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