If being in isolation the past few months has given you serious fur-baby fever at some point, this one’s for you. We’ve decided to shed some light on local animals looking for their fur-ever homes.
Why adopt a four-legged companion? Every year, over one million cats and dogs are euthanized across the country because adoption centers become overcrowded. Those who adopt can save more than one animal’s life by freeing up shelter space for stray, abused + lost animals.
We’ve done some digging to highlight some of the lovable critters(cats and dogs)that need homes in Greenville.
Also, in case you needed an extra push to make the leap…through this Saturday, Greenville County Animal Care is waiving adoption fees. They’re also looking for people to foster pets.
Drink ○ Greenville’s brewery industry took a huge hit when the pandemic started. With the help and cooperation of many patrons, breweries like Birds Fly South Ale Project, Eighth State Brewing Company, and Swamp Rabbit Brewery are turning around + getting back to business. Read about how the pandemic has impacted these businesses and where they are going in the future here. (iOnGreenville) 🍺
Dish ○ Yee-Haw Brewing Co. is looking to reopen this month with new green space, new food, and new friends. After six months of being closed, Yee-Haw is opening with a bang by bringingPrince’s Hot Chicken into the brewery. This will be the first space outside of Nashville for Prince’s Hot Chicken. 🐔 (Greenville News) ○ Off The Grid Greenville has put together the perfect outdoor dining directory for all things food + drink in Greenville. From weather to location, they thought of everything for safe dining. Check out the full listhere. 🍴
Biz ○ Michelin North America, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious LEED Gold certification forits new southeast distribution center in Woodruff, SC. The distribution center is Michelin’s largest warehouse worldwide. It is 3.3 million square feet or the equivalent in size to 57 football fields.🏆
Announced ○ The SC Department of Commerce + SCDHEC have launched a new online recycling website that connects 300+ companies with recyclable products to organizations that can repurpose the materials. The Recycling Markets Directory is free and searchable by category, service area, or keywords. ♻️ (CRBR)
Edu ○ South Carolina was awarded a grant from the US Department of Education’s Charter School Programs for $31.5 million to expand existing public charter schools. The funding will help to open 32 new charter schools across the state in the next five years. Currently, SC has 90 charter schools with 43,000+ students.(CRBR)
Coronavirus ○ SCDHEC has issued a public health order that requires all nursing homes + community residential facilities licensed by DHEC to submit weekly visitation status reports. You can read more about the public health order here. ○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and herefor daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Digs ○ Historically, Fall has often brought a slowingof the real estate market. But current trends in DOM, inventory, and rising average sales prices in the Upstate are showing this will likely not be the case for Fall 2020. Read:It’s a great time to buy, according to CB Caine.Browse their open houses happening this weekend. Ⓟ
TryThis ○ Calling all pumpkin spice enthusiasts. Stop by the Boxcar at your local Lowes Foods to try their new seasonal sips. ☕Ⓟ
Remember that feeling of exhilaration when you made your first hole-in-one? Yeah, us neither… but we imagine that winning our new Golfer’s Dream Giveaway Package would feel pretty similar. ⛳
In honor of The Masters’ new November tee time, we’re going to fill one lucky winner’s golf bag with $3,500+ in prizes. Will it make you a better player? Maybe not, but you’ll look like a pro. Here’s what you’ll get: ○ Brand new set of clubs or irons (up to $2,000 value) ○ $500 towards your favorite golf shop or brand to upgrade your swag game ○ A round of golf for you and 3 buddies at a public course of your choice (up to $500 value) ○ 5 hours of lessons from your preferred local golf pro (up to $500 value)
How to enter: 1. Anyone living in Greenville and surrounding areas can enter through Oct. 27, 2020 11:59 p.m. Tee one upby visiting our website here and entering your email address, name, and zip code for a chance at winning. You can enter once every 24 hours. 2. Bonus (+3):Share our giveaway with all of your local friends, family, or colleagues using your unique link (found on the entry confirmation page). Every person that enters the giveaway using your link will count as an additional 3 entries into the giveaway, increasing your chances to win. 3. Bonus (+1 per channel): If you’re not already, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by clicking the links found on the entry confirmation page. You’ll score an additional entry into the giveaway just for following us on socials.
One winner will be chosen at random and announced in our newsletter on Thurs., Oct. 29.
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Dine ○ Dine on Trade Street | Fri., Oct. 9 | 6-10 p.m. | Greer Trade Street | Free entry | The City of Greer will be closing Trade Street for a unique dining experience underneath the stars. 🥘
Show ○ Let the Good Times Roll | Fri., Oct. 9 + Sat., Oct. 10 | 8 p.m. | Mauldin Cultural Center | $15 | Join in for music from the ‘50s, ‘60s + ‘70s. 🎸 ○ Drive-In Laser Light Show| Fri., Oct. 9 + Sat., Oct. 10 | 8-10 p.m. | Greenville-Pickens Speedway, 3800 Memorial Calhoun Hwy. | $25 | Enjoy a spectacular drive-in laser show with the whole family from the safety of your car. ⚡
PlanAhead ○ Free SEO Webinar for Minority-Owned Businesses in the Upstate| Fri., Oct. 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | EnVeritas Group invites all professionals in and around the Upstate to participate in a free SEO webinar that will provide valuable tools and resources to enhance their business’s online visibility. Ⓟ
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.
CHI is a neighborhood-based venue delivering education, personal interest courses, business leasing space + job training in the heart of the community.
The new, 12,000-sqft. state-of-the-art facility boasts 5 kitchens (including a teaching kitchen for hands-on training + a studio kitchen for demonstration and tasting classes), a service and mixology lab, two fully-equipped classrooms, an ice-carving room and high-end tools of the trade, such as programmable combination ovens + blast chillers.
Some of the programming at CHI includes two Quick Jobs entry-level industry training courses taught in two weeks or less: Basic Service Skills and Basic Cooking Skills. The programming is flexible, with ~20% of the courses offered on evenings + weekends. Quick Jobs programs can create a pathway to the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas.
Chef in training cooking in the new CHI facility | Photo via Greenville Technical College
In addition to the Quick Jobs courses, CHI offers an array of personal interest classesfor the foodie, with both hands-on and demonstration classes, custom courses, team building + professional development. Some of the fun course options include: • Baking and Pastry Skills • Pit Master Barbecue Techniques • Butchery Skills • Culinary Techniques, such as soup and sauce making • Foodie-themed classes
John DeWorken, District 1 Representative on City Council, reached out to us and said – “I hope no one will ever feel intimidated to call me. In fact, I welcome calls because I think they help me make better policy decisions. And, everyone is always welcome to call me on my cell at 864.905.5529.”
Reader Neil S. also said, “Another great resource is Greenville Cares – ‘a one-stop customer service center where citizens can get information about city programs, services and events; report an issue or submit a city service request. Live telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 864-232-CARE (864-232-2273).’”
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