This Sunday– it’s time to shine the spotlight on dad. Whether they were helping us with our sixth-grade math homework, or changing the oil in our car, our fathers provided for us + influenced us in their own paternal ways. So, how do we say thanks?
Start with a hug – to remind them that their children are the ultimate gift, after all. But, if you’re after something extra + a bit more personalized, we’ve unearthed a selection of local gems to gift the strapping father figure in your life.
🏕 The Adventurer If trips to the lake, camping, hiking, or simply spending time outdoors are your father’s go-to activities, this category was made for him. Stop by Half-Moon Outfitters for an ENO hammock or a new pair of hiking boots. Paisley & Paper is offering ICEMULE coolers, just what he needs for his next day trip. Lever Gear has a Toolcard Pro with Money Clip –40 tools in a 1.5mm thin card tool, perfect for a dad on-the-go. And Magnolia Scents by Design has Riptide, Stampede, and Timber candles (so dad can smell the outdoors – without leaving the comfort of his recliner).
👔 The Dapper Dad For the dad who likes to take credit for your good looks. The Blessed Beardoffers Greenville based, all-natural products– perfect for the dad who’s experimenting with a mustache or goatee. Crafted Box puts everything together for you, their Father’s Day Box includes pomade, a candle, and a letter-pressed card. For the fashionable father, pick out some handcrafted bow ties from A Dapper Sandlapper.
Click the button below to find the perfect present to thank the man who made both dad jokes + dad bod a trend. ⬇️
Saturday ○Greenville Triumph vs. Lansing Ignite| 7 p.m. | Legacy Early College Field | $10+ | Two ticket deals this weekend: GA tickets are $10 to commemorate 10 games played in USL League One + there’s a Father’s Day Family Pack for $99 (plus fees) that comes with 4 tix, $20 in food vouchers + 2 Triumph pint glasses. 🍻Ⓟ ○ Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” | 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. | Peace Center | $19+ | Based on a best-selling children’s book, this fun musical is experience ready to warm your hearts. 🎶 ○ Americana & Folk Festival | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center, 138 Hagood Mill Rd., Pickens | Free, $5 parking | A fun variety of folklife and traditional-arts demonstrations.
Sunday ○ Open Dock Sunday| 1-6 p.m. | Astro Kennels, 418 Scuffletown Rd., Simpsonville | $25 per dog | The diving pool will be open every Sunday for you + your pup to enjoy. 🐶
PlanAhead ○Vivian Maier Street Photography Walkabout| June 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Meet in front of Eggs Up Grill, 31 Augusta St. | $50 | Grab your camera and learn to shoot film in the style of renown street photographer, Vivian Maier, in the streets of Downtown Greenville. 📷 Ⓟ
Least year on June 12, red panda triplets were bornat the Greenville Zoo. Red Pandas are sometimes called lesser panda (we don’t agree), Himalayan racoon, firefox + our personal favorite, cat-bear. They are native to the eastern Himalayas + southwestern China and are considered endangered due to habitat loss. There are only 10,000 mature “cat-bears” in the wild – which makes it extra special that Anne, Marie and Frank are being protected and cared for at our local zoo.
Happy birthday to the best looking (Himalayan) raccoons we’ve ever seen, and thanks to the team at the Greenville Zoo for their important work with endangered species like these. 👏
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Development ○ A $200M residential development has been proposed in Piedmont. Plans were submitted last week to Greenville County by developer Randy Brewer. The proposed 870 home development would be the biggest economic investment in the former textile community in a generation. A county subdivision advisory committee will look at the proposal on June 17. It will be further examined at the Greenville County Planning Commission’s meeting on July 24. (Greenville News)
Biz ○ Do you bank with SunTrust or BB&T? The two banks are currently in the process of merging + becoming the largest bank deal(with a combined value of $28.2 billion) since the financial crisis. Under the merger, the two banks will become Truist Financial Corp. + will be headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. 🏦(The Wall Street Journal)
Arts ○ MAC’s annual 24-hour art marking competition, Flat Out Under Pressure, is happening today through tomorrow. Artists will have 24 hours to complete a work of art, then have their works juried + displayed as an exhibit at MAC, June 15-July 26. The 8 winning designs will be featured on recycling bins downtown for a year, beginning Spring 2020. (And the top winner gets a free trip to Italy. 🙌) Ⓟ
Ranked ○ Are you a rich millennial? South Carolina recently ranked eighth in the country for states where rich millennials are moving in 2019 – according to a study by Smart Asset. The study was based on inflow + outflow of wealthy (adjusted gross income of at least $100,000) millennials under 35 in each state. California came in at number one + New York was last. 💸
Announced ○ Fall for Greenville has announced that Bank of America will be the title sponsor for the 2019 festival. The festival’s board members also announced that they will be awarding $45,200 to six nonprofit organizations through the Fall for Giving program. Recipients include Gateway House, Inc., The Salvation Army, Greenville Technical College, Thrive Upstate + more. (Greenville Journal)
Watercooler ○ Robbie Caldwell + Matt Goldsmith have been elected to Furman’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Caldwell, graduate of ‘76, is regarded as one of the top football offensive line coaches in college football. Goldsmith, graduate of ‘02, is a soccer All-American. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 20. 🏆
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NowOpen ○ East Hill Boutique is now open in downtown Greenville. Run by a mother + daughter duo, the boutique offers dresses, tops, swimwear, accessories + more. East Hill Boutique is located at 121 E. McBee Ave and is open Mon.-Sat. from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun. from 12-5 p.m.
Closed ○ The pool at Clemson University will be closing on Aug. 1. Clemson will be conducting a feasibility study of McHugh Natatorium at Fike Recreation Center in an effort to assess maintenance and renovation needs, as well as the campus’s need for an aquatic center. The university’s Aquatic Team (whose last day in the facility is July 31) accounted for 80% of the facility’s usage. There are no immediate plans to reopen. (Greenville News)
Home ○When meeting with anHVAC company about a new air conditioner, there’s more to consider than just price.If this happens, you should probably get a second opinion. Ⓟ