School conversations can lend themselves to much controversy – all of us want what we feel is best for children. One topic I’ve noticed always taking a front seat is state testing.
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With the number of things that can go wrong in the home kitchen, steering clear of food safety blunders can be challenging. Whether it’s prepping a new dish, or prepping for more guests at your table, the USDA’s food safety experts keep food safety simple.
Q: How do I get Breakfast with Santa tickets?
A: It truly might be the hottest ticket in Greer.
If you’ve ever tried and failed to attend the City of Greer’s Breakfast with Santa event, you’re not the only one.
There are only 500 spots available at the event, and the tickets go quick!
Military service in the United States was once more common than it is today. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the draft for military service was ended in 1973, a point in time when 2.2 million men and women made up the country’s active military personnel. By 2018, the number had dipped below 1.3 million.
It is time to set your clocks back this weekend, but there has been controversy surrounding daylight savings for some time now. Some people want to keep it, some want to get rid of it and some really don’t care. Here are some reactions from people I caught up with around Greer.
Q: What’s the plan for the bollards on Trade Street?
A: If you’ve traversed completed portions of Trade Street during the CenterG project, you’ve might’ve noticed dozens of small posts, referred to as “bollards,” separating the roadway from the sidewalk.
Azalea Garden Club, established 1948, will celebrate their 70th year as a federated garden club with the Garden Club of South Carolina at their November 21 club meeting. Their history scrap book will be on display highlighting the projects and activities of the last seven decades.
With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I went around town to find out what people’s favorite holiday was and why.
Q: Is Greer doing Oktoberfest or anything like it this year?
A: Greer’s own version of “Fall for Greenville”—Oktoberfest—was canceled in 2018.
The chamber-led event was replaced with a couple of other happenings that coincided with the end of the year and the start of streetscape construction.
Homelessness is an issue all around the globe. Daily Bread Ministries is working to address this issue locally. The ministry monitors the Greer Soup Kitchen, as well as the STEP program, which aims to help the homeless get back on their feet again.