Palmetto Scene

Small Town Tea Room Attracts Many Visitors

August 7, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi and Rebecca Dymock
Ladies enjoying tea at Laura's Tea Room

The small town of Ridgeway doesn't have a large population, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm and warmth. One of the big attractions to the town is Laura's Tea Room, where owner Carol Allen says the tea room experience is about more than having tea. "...

Hub City: Voice of the South

July 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Hub City Voices

Spartanburg is becoming a cultural hub for South Carolina. Starting in 1995, the Hub City Writers Project started as a group of published writers who wanted to celebrate their city. Now, the Writers Project has expanded to include a fully functioning press, as well as a...

A Pick-Up Game

July 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
Bill Stokes with a ball on the river

Bill Stokes picked up a unique hobby years ago when he started paddling on the Catawba River. His hobby has grown into a practice that not only helps the environment but educates children about the negative effects of pollution.

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

June 27, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Bekker and Fuller

This past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violin is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley...

An Artist’s Haven

June 26, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Artist Co-op

The West Main Artists Co-op is an open environment that allows artists from all over the Upstate to have a space to create. The co-op houses over 50 artists, all in different disciplines. Artists here specialize in sculpting, photography, painting, printmaking, performance...

I Heart Hungry Kids

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Brandie Perron
volunteers

There’s a kid-powered organization in the Lowcountry helping feed kids. In 2013, seven year-old Jackson Silverman was told he was too young to volunteer at the food bank and help feed hungry kids in Charleston County. With the support of his parents, Josh and Tiffany,...

UFO Welcome Center Welcomes All

June 25, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
UFO Welcome Center

Bowman, S.C. is home to the UFO Welcome Center . Jody, the creator, is full of interesting ideas and stories that he is happy to share with guests who stop by to say hello. By walking through his welcome center, you can see that many people have enjoyed their time and left...

Community-Owned Grocery Store Supports Community

June 13, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Raven Furber
Hub City Coop

Located in Spartanburg, the Hub City Co-op is the first grocery co-op in South Carolina. At the co-op, they focus on local farmers and vendors, primarily in the upstate. It's important to support local farms and vendors and give them a space to thrive. From hydroponically...

Lowcountry Doll Collection Inspires Unity

June 12, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
Doll collection

For Mattie P. Sanders, every doll tells a story…all 2,000 of them. The dolls are a part of an exhibit titled “Black Footprints: Blacks Past and Present.” The expo is meant to provide positive role models and build self-esteem among visitors young and old. The dolls are...

Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

June 1, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Rebecca Dymock
Pearl's Garden Entrance

The small town of Bishopville, SC is home to some traditional vacation stops like museums and parks, but also a few quirkier spots like Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden. Pearl is happy to speak with his guests about everything from bushes to better education systems. Pearl’s...

Mark Bryan Talks About His Favorite Book

May 18, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Mark Bryan

Mark Bryan, musician and founding member of Hootie and the Blowfish, talks about his favorite book. Visit Palmetto Scene online at scetv.org to see other SC celebrities talk about the importance of books and reading. And don't forget to catch PBS's Great American Read all...

SC Native Craig Melvin Talks About His Favorite Book Genre

May 17, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Craig Melvin

Craig Melvin, Journalist, News Anchor, and South Carolina native, talks about his favorite book genre. 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...

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...

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