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What’s next for Christ Church Episcopal School?
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A look at what’s to come for CCES | GIPHY by GVLtoday
Greenville private K-12 school Christ Church Episcopal School will grow by 22 acres (~30%) as part of its newly-released Campus Master Plan.

“This is about enhancing the program and quality of life on campus for faculty, staff, the student body and even visitors,” says Cary Weekes, CCES Board of Trustees, Immediate Past Chair.

The $110 million plan, which has been in the works since as early as September 2017, hopes to transform the campus-feel “into that of a small college” by adding new facilities to 245 Cavalier Dr., improving the traffic flow and pedestrian accessibility, and by purchasing land to update and expand its campus.

Here’s what’s planned for the expansion:

Rendering of christ church episcopal school

A look at the CCES’ new athletic complex and TIDE Center | Rendering by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Academic and wellness spaces

  • A 22,000-sqft Technology, Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship (TIDE) Center for middle and upper school students featuring a plaza cafe and elevated walkway
  • A wellness center with a cafeteria, exercise facilities for community members, studio classes, and health and wellness classes

Sports facilities

  • A 90,000-sqft athletic complex with two gymnasiums, a strength and conditioning facility, a training room, wrestling room, and dedicated locker space
  • A multi-sport, field sports stadium
  • A cross country course
  • New baseball and tennis facilities
  • Improved field hockey, lacrosse, and practice fields
Rendering of future Christ Church Episcopal School

Welcome to Christ Church Episcopal School | Rrendering provided by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Traffic changes

  • New main entrance for all divisions on Cavalier Drive
  • New loop road connecting full campus with sidewalks — making the core campus fully pedestrian-friendly
  • New south entry on Mauldin Road
  • Additional carpool lane on the loop road to lower and middle schools

What’s next?

Immediate next steps will be reviewed by a committee of staff, board members, and volunteers, but once the first phase of construction begins, it will take about two years to complete.

Learn more about CCES’ master plan, the process (including FAQs), and the people involved.
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, May 24
  • Therapeutic Art Workshop | Wednesday, May 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Rupert Huse Veteran Center, 770 Pelham Rd., Greenville | Free | Participants will learn six different basic paint pouring techniques with instructor Shannon Brush of sbrushstudios — wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.
  • Sense of Place by Susan Melrath | Wednesday, May 24 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Art & Light Gallery, 16 Aiken St., Greenville | Free entry | “A Sense of Place” by Susan Melrath focuses on the stories connected to nearly every house and street corner of her childhood neighborhood.
Thursday, May 25
  • Summer Nights Cocktail Class | Thursday, May 25 | 7-10 p.m. | Six & Twenty Distillery, 556 Perry Ave., Ste. B103, Greenville | $65 | Enjoy an an introduction to spirits and the tools and concepts of successful cocktail making by expert mixologist, Benjamin Balaban before making three different cocktails.
Friday, May 26
  • Amp’d Up Fridays | Friday, May 26 | 7-10 p.m. | Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin | Free entry | Grab your dancing shoes, lawn chairs and blankets to catch the first night of this summer concert series — formerly known as Beachin’ Fridays.
  • An Extraordinary Tasting Adventure | Friday, May 26 | 12-5 p.m. | Vicario Distillery and Farm, 800 Old Jones Rd., Greer | $15 | Experience VICARIO’s award-winning liqueurs and Gin and take a walk through the herb farm to learn about the unique distillery on Fridays and Saturdays.*
Saturday, May 27
  • Gallabrae Scottish Games | Saturday, May 27 | Times vary | Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | $20 | Be Scottish for a day and celebrate Celtic culture with bagpipes, heavy athletic competitions, a car show, and more at one of the biggest Scottish Games in the region.
  • Palmetto Heroes Hike | Saturday, May 27 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $25-$50 | Join other patriots as they honor local military and first responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice — choose between a six-mile or 12-mile hike on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Sunday, May 28
  • The Great Greenville Baking Class | Sunday, May 28 | 2-4 p.m. | The Gallery at M. Judson Booksellers, 130 S. Main St., Ste. 200, Greenville | $75-$105 | In this 10-person class, you’ll prepare your bread from start to almost finish, take your creation home, and end class with a tasting.
Plan Ahead
  • Greenville Jazz Fest | Saturday, Jun. 3 | 4-10 p.m. | Main Street, Downtown, Greenville | Free entry | Experience jazz music in the streets of Downtown Greenville at this inaugural festival — food and beverages will be on site for purchase.
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Real Estate
 
These townhomes combine style and luxury in the heart of Greenville
A view of the open kitchen and living room space L'Attitude 34.
All directions point to L’Attitude 34. | Photo provided by Lincoln Property Company
Looking for a new space? Allow us to point you in the right direction. Enter: L’Attitude 34, a brand new collection of three-bedroom townhomes available for lease.

The spacious three-bedroom, 2.5 bath homes are conveniently located in the heart of Greenville (think: easy access to downtown Travelers Rest, Furman, The Swamp Rabbit Trail, downtown Greenville, and all your local favorites). It features two-floor plan styles with two different finish packages — so you can pick the one that best fits your style.

The airy floorplans include:
  • Granite countertops
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Stylish backsplashes
  • Open concept living on the first floor with a guest half bath
  • Connected single-car garages
  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Private mini yards
Bonus: There’s also an on-site dog park.*
 
News Notes
 
Announced
  • Greenville Police Chief J.H. “Howie” Thompson is retiring after 29 years in law enforcement. Chief Thompson joined GPD in 1997 and was named chief in 2020 after working with the department’s vice and narcotics units and commanding the SWAT team. His last day is June 30. Congrats, Chief Thompson. (Greenville Journal)
Coming Soon
  • Minor league baseball is coming back to Spartanburg for the first time in 30 years. The Kinston, NC-based Down East Wood Ducks — a Texas Rangers Class A affiliate — will move into a future stadium to be located next to the AC Hotel by Marriott Spartanburg on West Main Street and could start their season in 2025. (The Post and Courier Spartanburg)
Concert
  • Get ready for “An Intimate Evening with David Foster and Katharine McPhee” at the Peace Center on February 21, 2024. Tickets to see the 16-time Grammy Award-winning musician, composer, and producer plus the Broadway Star go on sale Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m.
  • After selling out last April, rock band Moon Taxi is returning to The Foundry at Judson Mill for its “Set Yourself Free” tour on Thursday, August 31. Snag tickets this Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m.
Cause
Featured
  • Nathaniel DeSantis — Furman alum + Podcast Studio X founder and producer — is featured in CNBC Make It’s article, “3 Gen Zers on deciding to become full-time freelancers…” The Greenvillian, who worked at a local manufacturer, “dove into learning everything he possibly could about audio engineering” before going freelance full-time.
Number
  • $50. That’s how much Greenville County seniors will receive in farmers market vouchers from local nonprofit Senior Action. Now through October 2023, eligible seniors 60 years and older will receive five $10 check vouchers to purchase fresh produce at five markets, including TD Saturday Market and TR Farmers Market. See the market list + when and where to pick up vouchers. (Greenville Journal)
Sports
  • No. 16 seed Clemson Softball will advance to the the NCAA Super Regionals for the second consecutive season after defeating Auburn (5-1). The Tigers will go to Norman, OK to play the No. 1 seed Sooners in a best-of-three series starting Friday, May 26. Bookmark this page for updates on where to watch.
  • The 2023 SoCon Baseball Tournament takes over Fluor Field this week. The double-elimination tournament features all eight conference baseball teams beginning today, May 24, as seeds five through eight compete in a single-elimination play-in-round to be part of the conference’s six-team double-elimination championship round Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28. Get tickets.*
Learn
  • Southern Pressed Juice’s Olivia Esquivel is hosting an Acai Bowl Master Class on Goodnature’s School of Juice — a juicer manufacturer. Olivia says her 14-lesson class is perfect for “the açai bowl lover, who makes their Saturday morning bowls,” “a juice bar getting ready to launch,” or a business that’s “already knee-deep in operations.”
Health
  • It’s National Stroke Awareness Month — meaning there’s no better time to learn about this serious medical condition that is the fifth leading cause of death (and the leading cause of serious long-term disability) in the US. Here’s what you can do to reduce your risk of stroke.*
Community
  • Tomorrow is Thursday, and you know what that means: Downtown Alive is happening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Head to Main St. to enjoy a cold drink, live music from Vera Soul, and local art on display in the Metropolitan Arts Council tent. Bonus: Admission is free.*
The Buy
  • Turn misplaced keys into a thing of the past with the Apple AirTag. The button-sized tracking device can give you step-by-step directions to your lost keys (or phone…or wallet…) and has a battery life of one year. Pro tip: Put one in your checked luggage and never worry about lost baggage again.*
 
 
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Finance
 
7 secrets comfortable retirees know about hiring a financial advisor
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Smart retirees know a thing or two — and you should, too. | Photo by SmartAsset
Research suggests people who work with a financial advisor could end up with about 15% more money to spend in retirement.1 Read: A lot of margaritas.

That’s because they know the seven secrets to hiring a financial advisor, like never hiring the first advisor you meet. (Rookie mistake.)

The ultimate tip? Answer a few questions in this free, five-minute quiz to match with vetted financial advisors serving your area who can help optimize a retirement plan for you.*
1“Journal of Retirement Study Winter” (2020)”. The projections or other information regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of your future results. Please follow the link to see the methodologies employed in the Journal of Retirement study.
 
 
The Wrap
 
Kyle Steadings in a gray shirt Today’s edition by:
Kyle
From the editor
Did you know today, May 24 is National Scavenger Hunt Day? Set out on a local scavenger hunt by searching for downtown’s Mice on Main or quench your thirst while on the Brewmiceter Hops Hunt.
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