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Music and hillbilly fun in Mountain Rest
June 17, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Music and hillbilly fun in Mountain Rest | Test

Just as the 50th anniversary of Hillbilly Day came to a close successfully last year, year 51 is slated to be just as good. Traditionally held on the weekend of or before the 4th of July, Hillbilly Day was brought to life when a group of locals decided it was important to revisit the traditions of years gone by on the mountain.

Historic fires in Pendleton breathe new family history
June 16, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Historic fires in Pendleton breathe new family history | Test

Today, the quaint town square gives Pendleton its undeniable attractiveness. New businesses and growing neighborhoods are sprouting up all the time.

Keeping pets healthy in the heat
June 15, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Keeping pets healthy in the heat | Test

Already, the heat index for the Upstate has been no stranger to 100 plus degrees. With at least three months of blistering temperatures still ahead, it’s important to keep our beloved pets safe in the unavoidable heat.

Sundaes 101
June 14, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Sundaes 101 | Test

When a trip to the ice cream parlor isn’t in the cards, bring the ice cream parlor home with DIY sundaes! Making the perfect sundae might look like a hefty task, yet with a little creativity this all-American dessert is one of the easiest to make. By offering an assortment of ice cream flavors and toppings, everyone in the family can concoct their own personalized combinations.

Weather the weather — safety tips to help you be prepared
June 11, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Weather the weather — safety tips to help you be prepared | Test

While severe weather can occur any time of year, spring often brings more than just April showers. To help you stay safe during severe weather, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer offer these tips for being prepared to weather tornados, severe thunderstorms and hurricanes.

Celebrate summer at Freedom Fest
June 10, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Celebrate summer at Freedom Fest | Test

Reds, whites and blues dominate the renovated Veteran’s Park in Pendleton each summer during Freedom Fest. Traditionally held before the Independence Day holiday, this year will be no different. 2010 will mark the 20th year of the festival, and event coordinators are calling for the biggest and most successful one yet.

Getting the kids together for Dad’s special day
June 9, 2010 – 5:13 pm | No Comment
Getting the kids together for Dad’s special day | Test

Father’s Day is right around the corner! In honor of dear old Dad, making a special gift is many times the best way to go. From the very young to the growing teenager, Dad never gets tired of anything made by his own children. And, getting crafty isn’t just about construction paper cards and popsicle stick houses.

Regaining your strength after a workout
June 8, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Regaining your strength after a workout | Test

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or a push to have a hot bathing suit body for summer, hitting the gym and pumping iron can have its downside. That is, if you don’t take care of your muscles after each session, especially when the weather heats up outside. That’s why it’s imperative to take the proper steps to replenish your body during a post-workout cool down.

Fresh from the grill, sizzling summer salads
June 7, 2010 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Fresh from the grill, sizzling summer salads | Test

A sensational summer menu can be simple, yet satisfying; exotic, yet familiar. Instead of making salad a sleepy side item this summer, mix things up and add some sizzle to the table with a sumptuous entrée salad straight from the grill.

Riding cross country on two historic wheels
June 4, 2010 – 6:44 pm | No Comment
Riding cross country on two historic wheels | Test

Driving nearly 3,500 miles in any vehicle can be a hefty order. Sure, a shared driving responsibility with other passengers might help the trip, but the trek is a long one no matter how you slice it. Imagine then, doing it on your own, atop a classic motorcycle. Get the choppers and heavy Harleys out of your mind. Imagine driving from coast to coast on a pre-1916 historic motorcycle.