Articles in Lifestyles
There is nothing quite like seeing a puppy stick its little head out from a wrapped present on Christmas morning. And any kid will tell you that being surprised with a new kitten on their birthday was unsurpassed for best gift ever. Instead of surprises, however, local trainers and animal shelter representatives know how crucial it is to go about finding the perfect pet as a family unit, with plenty of thought and planning.
It’s the time of year most of us wish we could revisit. Where neighborhood pools and the ice cream truck were the most important items on our agendas. Where sunburns didn’t equate to poor skin health and the ocean seemed to bring entire families together for weeks at a time. Ahh, summertime.
No maps. No atlas. No GPS -navigation system. It didn’t matter, not back in the 1600s and 1700s anyway. Today, it may be cause for panic. The Cherokee Indians crafted their own way of locating landmarks and villages while trekking from place to place.
The official start of summer kicks off next weekend nationwide, but in Oconee, the 4th annual Seneca Fest will bring in the season of fun at Norton-Thompson Park. Running over Memorial Day weekend, on Friday and Saturday, this year is slated to be bigger and better than years before. Rick Lacey, Seneca recreation director, said the music this year will be the best yet.
Could technology be the newest home wrecker? Some experts say ‘yes.’ In a world of Blackberrys, iPhones, computers and mobile email, leaving the office physically doesn’t always mean leaving it literally. Studies show that nearly 50 percent of Americans take work home with them at least three nights a week and Joel Agate, an expert in therapeutic recreation at Clemson University, said it needs to be stopped.
Boot camp. Does the term send shivers up your spine? Are you imagining a drill sergeant screaming in your face? No worries, you aren’t being recruited for the army. Instead, Upstate women are falling in love with a new kind of boot camp.
Summertime entertaining should be easy and fun. And it can be – with some simple solutions and fresh recipes. Holly Clegg, the “Queen of Quick,” is a best-selling cookbook author who knows how to keep things sweet and simple. She’s teamed up with the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Make it PossibleSM campaign to offer helpful tips and recipes to make your summer entertaining a breeze.
Art, history, beautiful gardens, fun, family and food. That sums up what Upstate families will be enjoying this weekend at two different venues in Pickens County. In addition to the South Carolina Botanical Gardens providing the perfect backdrop to an afternoon stroll, the Bob Campbell Geology Museum (on site) will open its doors for “Museum Day,” an annual event with tons of activities lined up for all ages.
It was relatively routine for Scott Brothers to visit his immediate family in Greenwood from Clemson University. He had settled in at school and was happy being a tiger. He had just modified his major to civil engineering and was satisfied with the road he was on.
When Randy Koon makes a new piece of pottery, he knows that the magic he works on his clay is very similar to the journey we all take through life. After dabbling in ceramics during college, he put down the clay until about five years ago.