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An unforgettable fruity flavor: Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit is finally in season. When the sun is out and kids are hitting the pool, it’s also time to indulge in some sweet fruit flavors. Watermelon, berries, bananas and more can all be … more

A summer treat: Very Berry and Creamy Coconut Ice Cream

Sometimes food can be presented so beautifully, it’s hard to take that first bite. However, once you dig your spoon into the bowl, there is no going back. Imagine a bite that is chilled, … more

Impeachment will be topic at Sumter County Genealogical Society meeting

At Monday's meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society, Wilson Hall U.S. history teacher Tom O'Hare, guest speaker, will examine the process and impact of impeachment. He will concentrate his talk on the impeachment of 17th U.S. President … more

Millennial Money: A flashy credit card may not fit you best

The credit card you pluck out of your wallet can make as much of a statement as the purse or pants you keep your wallet in. With cards touting sleek metal designs, luxury perks and loyalty program … more

Ohio farmer reveals deep knowledge of vegetables

NEW YORK — Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves.The Ohio-based farmer had planted too many … more

Sumter County Museum hosting Backcountry Springtime on Saturday; other May events include talk by bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe, basic stitching class

The Sumter County Museum will present its annual celebration of the season Saturday with its virtual trip back to the early 19th century. Life as it was in the Sumter area around 1800 returns to the museum's grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. … more

Church Women United of the Greater Sumter area celebrate friendship

  PHOTO PROVIDED Church Women United of the Greater Sumter area turned out with friends recently for a “Friendship Photo” on the property of the YWCA of the Upper Lowlands Inc. … more

Go beyond a traditional window-box garden

The gardening world has a tried-and-true formula for the perfect window box: a thriller, a filler and a spiller. You simply can't go wrong with a tall red geranium amid a tranquil bed of white impatiens and cascading vines of ivy. But maybe … more

Review: Legal writer John Grisham pens a basketball thriller

"Sooley," by John Grisham (Doubleday) When you've written 35 novels and are working on a streak of 43 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, you can write about whatever you want. That's probably the simplest way to explain why John … more

DIY rain barrel workshop offered by Clemson Extension

FROM STAFF REPORTS If you missed out on Clemson Extension's last DIY rain barrel workshop, you are in luck; another is planned for Sumter, Florence and Darlington. The workshop, via online video, will teach participants how to assemble a rain … more

A REVIEW: 'Fractured Fictions' at Sumter County Gallery of Art will lift your spirits

The current Sumter County Gallery of Art exhibition Darien A-Johnson: Fractured Fictions focuses on "memory, materials and mark making." A-Johnson's work will give you a smile, a sense of wonderment - how did he do that? - and will lift your … more

Sumter Council of Garden Clubs 2021 Spring Garden Tour to be held May 1

The 2021 Spring Garden Tour will be presented by the Sumter Council of Garden Clubs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased only on the day of the tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alice Boyle Garden … more

S.C.'s Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey a huge success

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's 2021 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey, conducted recently by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, had a record-breaking number of participants and orioles tallied.This year the survey had 180 participants, and 859 … more

Sumter Art in the Park 2021 canceled, new date scheduled for April 23, 2022

Sumter artists and crafters will be disappointed to learn that the annual Art in the Park has been canceled for this year. The Heart of Sumter Neighborhood Association has canceled the 2021 Art in the Park Festival to protect the health and … more

Swap the crop? N.Y. hemp farmers eager to grow marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. - Legal marijuana is coming to New York, and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline. Farmers dealing with depressed prices for plants that produce CBD are eager to take part in a statewide marijuana market … more

Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter chooses Yards of the Month

The Council of Garden Clubs of Sumter recognizes Sumter Medical Specialist PA and Carolina Diabetes and Kidney Center, 635 W. Wesmark Blvd., as the Business Yard of the Month for April. Chosen as Homeowner Yard of the Month is the … more

Sumter County Gallery of Art exhibitions explore memory, materials, mark making

Exhibitions by Charlotte artist Beverly Y. Smith and Darien A-Johnson, an assistant professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, will open at 5:30 p.m. today at the Sumter County Gallery of Art. Gallery director Karen Watson said both artists … more

Cheesy Asparagus Tart is perfect spring dish

You can almost feel spring in the air, and with the warmer weather comes delicious, delectable foods. From casseroles to fresh fruits and wholesome vegetables, a change of season offers something to … more

Try growing some flower or vegetable transplants

If you've never grown your own transplants for your garden, perhaps this is the year to do it. It's economical, it allows you to grow varieties you might not be able to buy as transplants, it's satisfying, and … more

DIY Ideas to Increase Your Home's Value

Now as much as ever, your home may be a sanctuary for all kinds of expression, from thinking and dreaming to working and playing. Over the past year, homeowners began to consider the intersection of … more
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