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Curator, USC HerbariumSweet is the swamp with its secrets, until we meet a snake;'Tis then we sigh for houses, and our departure take.--Emily DickinsonI must here disagree with Ms. Dickinson. Sure enough, a swamp has plenty of secrets, and snakes … more
The Woman's Afternoon Music Club continues its tradition of presenting a concert to celebrate the approach of Christmas. The 46th Annual Festival of Choirs will bring together seven local choirs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 in the sanctuary of Trinity … more
Fans of the often zany 1960's television sitcoms will instantly recognize "Gilligan's Island" star Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann Summers, the perky Kansas farm girl shipwrecked on an uncharted Pacific island … more
Christmas and seasonal greeting cards have long been an artistic niche that inspires illustrators and designers. Besides today's ubiquitous family photo cards, contemporary designs often take advantage of advances in drafting and production - … more
The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter will host its 66th annual Holiday House Tour and Tea in Sumter on Saturday, Dec. 5. This year, the theme of the tour is "A Southern Christmas," and the four featured homes and one … more
USC Herbarium CuratorI think it's pretty easy to recognize that this thing is some sort of a fungus. Fungi are enormously important organisms on our little planet, and everyone has had experiences with them, both good and bad (probably).Fungi are … more
The 2014 Christmas Open House at The Ruins was so overwhelmingly successful, the historic home's owner-occupants have decided to make it an annual affair. Col. Rett and Mrs. (Pat) Summerville have long said they consider themselves custodians rather … more
Local firefighters and the American Red Cross Sandhills Chapter often work hand in hand to help families affected not just by house fires, but by other disasters, as well. On Saturday, they'll work together again on an annual project that's a lot … more
Sumter's Home Chapter, NSDAR Sumter's Home Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Oct. 21 with 19 members and six guests present. Regent Katherine Barrett and Chaplain Wanda Casker led the opening ritual. April … more
By Nick Thomas Tinseltown Talks Following the success of her 2006 memoir "How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years," Kaye Ballard is currently working on a second autobiographical volume tentatively titled "The First 90 Years Are the Hardest." "It … more
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