Who’s still feeling all lovey dovey after Valentine’s Day weekend? We loved getting to read + share your Greenville love stories last week, but now we want to talk to our Greenville singles out there. We’ve got some good news for you.
First, the article describes Greenville as having been “dropped into the middle of a charming American romance novel.”
Other highlights include: • How picturesque Greenville is – Falls Park + all of our “natural” green beauty, plus all of our city’s public art. • How easy it is to find a like-minded community – with as many religious organizations, gyms, bars, social + civic organizations, and dining options, it should be easy to find people who like to do the same things as you. • Our major employers – having big companies like Michelin, GE, etc. attracts lots of recent grads + potential suitors. The piece also declares that Greenville is best for social butterflies, Americana romantics, and career builders.
TodayIs ○ Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras was historically an ancient Roman festival which took place in mid-February honoring the deities Lupercalia and Saturnalia. When Christians arrived in Rome, they incorporated the festival into Lenten preparations, and now Fat Tuesday is the last day of Carnival before Ash Wednesday. See where you can get a King Cake locally for your festivities here. (CNN)
Coronavirus ○ South Carolina’s schools will receive ~$900 million in one-time federal grants to help reopen schools + improve classroom safety for students, teachers, and staff – $846 million has been directed to public schools and $40 million for private schools. (The State) ○ SCDHEC haslaunched a new online resource providing information about the age group, gender, race, and ethnicity of those who have received COVID-19 vaccines in South Carolina. See the vaccine dashboardhere. ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
FeelGood ○ Mike Hill and Whitney Conroy, a couple originally from California, traveled through 48 states in the US before eventually deciding tosettle down right here in Greenville. Read about their journeyhere. 🧳 (Greenville News)
Arts ○ The Warehouse Theatre has found a shining light in the midst of the pandemic.“Fire in the Garden,” the new online-only production, has beenrewritten from the point of view of a solitary man recording his thoughts on his phone in a “found footage” strategy. The production will be streaming Feb. 18-28. 🎭 (Greenville Journal)
Finance ○ Financial planning can be a daunting task. Luckily, Greenville Federal Credit Union members now have access to freeone-on-one financial counseling, debt management services + financial education resources. Learn more.Ⓟ
Roadtrip ○Looking for a weekend road trip with safety in mind? Visitors can get away from their normal routines andfind unexpected outdoor activitiesin Columbia – like a bike ride along the riverwalk or a hike through SC’s only national park. Cap it off with a local craft brew, and you’ve got a socially-distant change of scenery you won’t want to miss. 🌿Ⓟ
TheBuy ○ Get cozy in these Ponto Shorts – because you’ll never want to take them off. Made with Vuori’s Dreamknit™️ fabric, the Ponto Short is a smooth-as-butter, lightweight short ft. stretchy material + a brushed elastic waistband. Read: Great for running, pilates, or Sunday chillin’. Get 20% off your first purchasehere. Ⓟ
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We know that people often donate blood, but have you ever thought that dogs can too?
Upstate Vetrecently featured Tigris, their donor hero, on their Instagram to remind folks that our animal companions can also provide potentially life-saving blood transfusions.
According to their post, Tigris has saved nine lives. That’s a whole cat. Shout out to Tigris for being a donor. 👏
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Active ○ Well Walkers| Tues., Feb. 16 | 9 a.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | Free | Get your steps in and take some laps around the concourse. 👟
TryThis ○ Dj Trivia at Pour Taproom| Tues., Feb. 16 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Pour Taproom, 7 Falls Park Dr. | Free entry | Test your knowledge with interactive DJ trivia. 🎤 ○ Trivia Challenge: Stranger Things | Tues., Feb. 16 | 5-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Calling all teens –test your Stranger Things knowledge for a chance to snag a $10 gift card. 📺
PlanAhead ○ Greenville County Rec Job Fair | Sat., Feb. 20 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pavilion Recreation Complex, 400 Scottswood Rd. | Free | This is a “first-job friendly” event. Ages 15 and up are eligible to apply, and Greenville Rec ishiring for waterpark staff, lifeguards, camp counselors, parks crew, and more.Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Ting Mobile is now offering customers a series of plans starting at as little as $10 per month for unlimited talk + text. With no contracts and no commitments, customers can enjoy the same nationwide coverage as other carriers, including LTE and 5G coverage.
The biggest difference? More money in your pocket — plus an award-winning customer support team. Bonus: Bring your phone or buy one from the Ting Shop and get a $25 service credit.Ⓟ