Palmetto Scene

Born to Read

May 17, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Mother with baby

Besides their bundle of joy, new moms leave the hospital with stacks of information meant to help get the baby on the right track. A Lowcountry group of volunteers is using that post-partum window to educate mothers about the advantages of early reading. At the mother’s...

The Ageless Pastime

May 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Checking out books on the mobile library

The aging population in Beaufort County has more time on their hands for leisure than ever before. However, lack of mobility sometimes puts a sudden halt to many of those pleasures. But thanks to the recent addition of a bookmobile, the Beaufort County Public Library is...

Man's Best Friend Lends an Ear to Literacy

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Dogs assisting young readers

Learning to read can be exciting and nerve-racking all at once. For many children, stumbling on a word in front of their peers is a huge fear. All it takes is a chuckle of a classmate to crush the confidence of a budding reader. But a program called Tail Waggin' Tutors is...

The Organs of L’Organo

May 15, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
pipe organ

Since 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival held in Charleston has featured a series of pipe organ recitals each day for two weeks beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This year, there are 12 recitals featuring seasoned professionals and gifted young organists from across the U...

SC Native Josh Turner Talks About the Importance of Reading

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Josh Turner

Josh Turner, country music star and South Carolina native, talks about the importance of reading. Tune in to SCETV's Palmetto Scene on May 17th at 7:30 to hear more South Carolina celebrities talk about their favorite books! And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American...

Research Study Shows Positive Trends for Summer Reading Program

May 11, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Students receiving books

For the second consecutive year, Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education, collaborated with Scholastic , the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to determine the impact of...

Lowcountry Moms' Book Club Not Your Average Meetup

May 9, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Holly Bounds Jackson and Tabitha Safdi
Books

Motherhood is certainly rewarding—but it’s also exhausting! Playing taxi driver, personal chef, housekeeper, doctor and so much more can zap all of your energy by day’s end. But a group of moms in Bluffton is going the extra mile to make time for themselves-—and it’s all in...

Winthrop Student Creates Hip Hop Foundation in Honor of Her Father

April 19, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Karina Young
Alisha Sweatt at one of her Hip Hop Makes me Feel Presentations

Lover of Hip Hop, Alisha Sweatt , uses her personal experiences to make new connections within herself and with others. Sweatt developed a strong, deep passion for Hip Hop when her father, DJ and producer, passed away in 2005 at a young age. To cope with his death, she made...

Sustainability at Sierra Nevada

April 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Sierra Nevada bottles

Sierra Nevada helped launch the craft beer movement decades ago with the business model of reduce, recycle, and reuse. We visited their second location right over the S.C. border to see how that business model is still being used today.

Easter Regatta Highlights Midlands Crown Jewel

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Easter Regatta 2018

For years, Lake Murray has been home to one of the world’s most popular and enduring sailing events...the Easter Regatta . The Columbia Sailing Club 's Commodore talks about this Midlands mainstay, a world class competition that bringis a solid helping of southern...

Historic Hangar Gets New Life

April 2, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Lynn Cornfoot
Curtiss Wright hangar

When it comes to preserving a building on the National Register of Historic Places, time, money and effort are always part of the challenge. If restoration is possible, then history can teach, inspire and help to revitalize a local community.

March For Our Lives: South Carolina State House

March 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
students demonstrating for March For Our Lives at South Carolina State House

On March 24, 2018, students, parents, teachers and community members gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Sumter Streets in South Carolina's capital, Columbia, S.C. to march and advocate for gun control legislation as a part of the March For Our Lives. The rally ended at...

SC Town Highlights Inclusion through Theatre

March 21, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Greenwood Community Theatre's Penguin Project

Greenwood Community Theatre took on an important project last fall. It’s a theatre project called the Penguin Project. Plays performed by the Penguin Project provide young artists that are differently abled (including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual...

A Journey From Farm to Table

March 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
Chefs at Watson Farms

The phrase "farm to table" has become ubiquitous when discussing modern cuisine, but many diners may not understand the collaboration that is necessary between farmers and restaurants for a product to appear on a plate, and how a farmer's process can influence flavors...

Virtual School Helps Young Singer

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Shelby Shealy

South Carolina educational options continue to grow with the addition of charter and virtual schools. And some students are beginning to see that traditional brick and mortar schools might not be the best fit for them. Shelby Shealy, an aspiring country music star, is one...

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