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3 chosen for this year's Women's Honor Roll

Special to The Sumter ItemThursday begins National Women's History Month, observed here by Sumter Volunteers, Inc., which annually honors outstanding citizens to the Women's Honor Roll of Sumter. The organization has named three accomplished women … more

Definition mission: A rhyming limerick for each English word

One man's joke has become his mission: to give each word a rhyming definition. Chris Strolin was teasing English buffs in an online forum years ago when he said the dictionary should be rewritten in the singsong rhyme scheme of limericks. He … more

Brides are finding non-traditional ways to celebrate grandparents

Nancy Rutchik and Flossie Pack are flower girls extraordinaire. Not only did the outgoing and energetic 80-somethings draw cheers as the surprise flower girls at their granddaughter Lucy Schanzer's wedding, … more

Resist the Internet's grip with these tips

"22 of the Cutest Baby Animals," the headline said. "You won't believe number 11!" Despite an impending deadline - not to mention my skepticism (how cute could they possibly be?) - I clicked on … more

Lightwire Theater brings fantasy trip to life on Sumter Opera Stage

Afraid of the dark?Lightwire Theater may be just the ticket to help you conquer your fear, and it's coming to Sumter Opera House on Friday.Beginning the show in total darkness, anticipation builds as the stage fills with colorful neon-illuminated … more

Furman Middle School to perform Annie Jr.

Lakewood Center for the Performing Arts will host a stage full of musical comedy's most beloved orphans for five performances of Annie Jr. On Jan. 11 through 13, more than two dozen of Furman Middle … more

Sumter Backyard Jamboree heralds early spring

The final Saturday of February will offer the perfect antidote for the frigid days of winter with Sumter Senior Services' 13th-annual Backyard Jamboree. And the big party will be presented at the … more

Greeting rituals - some are charming, others not so much

I've never been especially fond of shaking hands. As a child, I rated it on the same level of disdain as being kissed by smothering, elderly ladies with the facial hair of a porcupine. Today, I'm … more

Sumter Artists' Guild Winners Show to open

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Sumter County Gallery of Art will open two exhibitions Thursday with a 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. reception at the gallery, 200 Hasell St. The much-anticipated Sumter Artists' Guild Winners Show and a solo exhibition titled "Once in … more

Love, Respect, Unity Arts Festival

"Love, Respect, Unity" is not just the name of the weekend's arts festival at Patriot Hall, but it's also a big step toward fulfilment of a vision held by the Sumter County Cultural Commission and … more

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

NEW YORK (AP) - DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today's native peoples of the Americas. Decoding the infant's complete set of DNA let … more

The Lettermen coming to Sumter Opera House for 1 show only

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lettermen, whose musical careers span more than five decades, will perform one night only at Sumter’s Opera House. The trio made famous by classic hits “The Way You … more

40 years later, Debby Boone is still lighting up our lives

BY NICK THOMAS Special to The Sumter Item Her recording of “You Light Up My Life” not only became a monster hit of 1977, but it also went on to become one of the most popular songs of the … more

SLT presents musical 'Five Guys Named Moe'

Sumter Little Theatre's "Five Guys Named Moe" is a musical comedy that brings together some of Sumter's most talented singers and actors in a celebration of the music of Louis Jordan and several other songwriters of the middle 20th century. The … more

Club digest: March 18, 2018

SUMTER ART ASSOCIATION The Sumter Art Association meeting was held Feb. 20 at the Parish Life Building of the Church of Holy Comforter. President Patti Sosnowski welcomed 48 members. Ginger Jones gave a devotional on God's steadfast love for us … more

#MeToo movement is starting to show generational divides

Where there has been solidarity and safety in numbers in the #MeToo movement, there is now also an increasingly apparent generational divide. And it's not just among women. Compared to their … more

Celebrity divorce lawyer launches site to simplify breakups

LOS ANGELES - For years, Laura Wasser has been one of the go-to divorce attorneys when Hollywood power couples break up. Now Wasser wants to bring some of the strategies she's developed during her … more

SLT Youth Theatre brings 'The Giver' to the stage

Imagine a community where there are no conflicts, no decisions to be made, no worry, fear or pain, and you've got the setting for Sumter Little Theatre's play, "The Giver," opening Thursday. Adapted from Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning young … more

Elks celebrate 150 years

Sumter Elks Lodge 855 has joined with more than 2,000 lodges nationwide in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the BPOE - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. While the original Elks lodge was founded in 1868 in New York City, the Sumter lodge … more
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