Well, we guess the saying holds true — March really did come in like a lion and out like a lamb. It’s time to take a look back on our content from the last month. So, ICYMI…
Top conversations Cracking open the open container laws in Greenville, SC Well…there were a lot of thoughts and feelings about this one. We asked if Greenville should have a designated block or two where folks can sip on to-go beverages as they walk around. Almost 1,600 people responded to our poll, and were decidedly split. About half of you thought somewhere on Main Street could make a good “open container avenue” and the other half vehemently disagreed and said “Greenville doesn’t need this.”
One Room to Rule them All This month, we hosted our own version of the One Room Challenge®. Almost 30 Greenvillians submitted photos of a room in their house they think even Joanna Gaines would be proud of. In the end, reader Brooke B.’s “Champagne Lounge” took home the top prize, but you can see all the submissions here.
Greenville’s Secret Menu From Italian ice to pizza to coffee, we got 30+ local restaurants to spill the beans on their secret menus — items that only appear on the menu occasionally, are available upon request, are staff faves…you get the idea.
WaterCooler ○ The world’s most prestigious professional bass tournament, Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, is coming to Lake Hartwell (and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena) March 4-6, 2022. Grab your fishing poles. 🎣 (WYFF4)
Dish ○ Kidding Around Greenville broke down how Community Supported Agriculture farms work + where they are located close by in this guide. We can see the tomato sandwiches now. 🌽 (Kidding Around Greenville)
Holiday ○ Ever wonder why Southerners eat ham on Easter?Garden & Gun may just havethe answer, and it might have everything to do with timing. Read more on this unique culinary history here. 🍖
ForFamily ○ Summer is right around the corner, and it’s looking like a hot one. Where are the best neighborhood pools in the area + where can you get a membership for the whole family? Grab your bathing suit becauseKidding Around Greenville knows all. Check out their round-uphere. 💦 (Kidding Around Greenville)
Coronavirus ○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Wellness ○ If weight loss is your goal, some simple nutritional changes can be a great way to help you look + feel better. Lindsay Smore, RD, shares four nutrition tips to help you kickstart your weight loss journey. Ⓟ
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Our top Instagram posts for the month of March showcased some pretty iconic Greenville landmarks.👇 We think @james_simpson_photography has set a record as the photographer of 3 out of 4 of these pics. This might be one of our closest votes ever, but you be the judge.
B. We shared this spectacular photo of the Reedy River, Wyche Pavilion, and Peace Center Amphitheatre to let you know that live music is back with Sound Check. // Photo by @james_simpson_photography
C. This photo of the iconicGreenville Army Store invoked a lot of emotion from native Greenvillians. But thankfully, it’s not goodbye, it’s just see you later as the favorite Greenville shop is moving to a new home on Laurens Road. // Photo by @james_simpson_photography
D. Rounding out the bunch was this striking photo of one of the bridges in Falls Park. We used this photo to break the news that Greenville was ranked No. 3 on Southern Living‘s list of The South’s Best Cities on the Rise 2021. // Photo by @viewstoamuse
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TryThis ○ Saloon Murder Mystery | Wed., March 31 | 6-9 p.m. | Carolina Bauernhaus, 556 Perry Ave. | $50 | Featuring the mysteries of Bunny’s Bamboozles, Carolina Bauernhaus will be hosting 20 players for a Western saloon murder mystery party.
TheBuy ○ Hampden Pop-Up | Wed., March 31 | 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Paula Rallis Home, 620 Augusta St. | Free entry | Paula Rallis Home will be doing a pop-up with Charleston-based Hampden Clothing. 👗
Edu ○ Senior Issues Group Workshop | Wed., March 31 | 11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn smart ways to make a home comfortable + safe for older adults.
PlanAhead ○ Project Ready Investment Basics Workshop | Thurs., April 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | For middle + high school students only — learn investing basics from Sarah Creager, President of Gray Wealth Management. 💸 ○ Home Again Program Informational Session| Thurs., April 1 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | United Housing Connections is hosting an information session on Home Again — a program available to families with children enrolled in school who may be experiencing homelessness. ○ Modal’s Not-So-Normal Easter Egg Hunt 2021| Sat., April 3 | 4-8 p.m. | Modal — Coffee & Hostel, 813 Augusta St. | Free-$5 | Battle it out with your neighbors to see who can collect the most golden eggs. 🐣 ○ Sizzle + Shag | Mon., April 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $50 | Learn how to prepare a dish and shag the night away. 💃
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.
2018 Women’s Leadership Institute graduates | Photo by Jeremy Fleming
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Yesterday we told you about Greenville City Council’s new priorities for the fiscal year 2022 + we asked which of the priorities were most important to you. The most popular answer was Recreation, Open Space, and Environmental Sustainabilitywith 33% of people voting for it. The next most popular answer was Neighborhoods and Affordable Housing, with 24% of people voting for this option.
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