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This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters. Besides their welcoming glow, luminaries can add sophistication or fun … more
BY IVY MOORE There's always a big crowd when Terence Lonon and the Untouchables play. Perhaps that's one reason they were selected to play the finale of the inaugural season of 4th Fridays. Leigh Newman, Growth and … more
Many people never have a defining moment, an epiphany that points them in the right life direction. Artist Fran Gardner, however, is fortunate to have experienced that momentous event, and it has made a difference in her life and career. During her … more
BY JOHN NELSON Curator, USC Herbarium This one is for the fiddler crabs, sandpipers, snails and everybody and everything else that lives in or otherwise enjoys our beautiful coastal estuaries. It's a plant of open salt flats or meadows … more
The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter has announced the winners of the 2014 Sumter County Fair Flower Show. The show has two main categories: horticulture and design. The theme for this year's design category was "Historic Trees and Historic … more
BY NICK THOMAS Tinseltown Talks Few actors could name Whitefish, Montana, as their show business origin, much less while attending first grade. Constance Towers remembers the day, around 1940, when visitors arrived at her school in search of … more
Fall for the Arts Schedule Friday, Oct. 24 - 5:30 p.m. Emerging Artist Series opening reception featuring Colin Todd, Paige Goedkoop, and Jane Tam, Gallery 135 Patriot Hall - 6 -7:45 p.m. The Rhythm Section Friends Jazz Ensemble - Sumter … more
BY JOHN NELSON Curator, USC Herbarium Such a friendly plant, and so easy to please! But once you've got it in your backyard it may never want to leave. This is one of those plants from far away, an introduced species that has actually been … more
The Sumter Item will publish debutantes on Nov. 30. Photos of individual debutantes will run at this time with club information. Copy will include only that requested on the form, which can be picked up at 20 N. Magnolia St. … more
BY IVY MOORE The Sumter County Cultural Commission's second annual Fall for the Arts festival promises greater diversity of talent as well as more performances and exhibits this year. From Oct. 24 through 26, the entertainment … more
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