Hey, GVL. Grace here. 👋 Ana and I got the chance to check out Treetop Quest Greenville a few weeks ago, and since people are looking for safe + social-distancing approved activities to participate in, we wanted to share with y’all how you can #TryThis.
Ana doing her best to pretend like she isn’t afraid of heights | Photo by the GVLtoday team
What We Tried: Ana and I did four of the courses and were there for about two hours.
Treetop Quest recommends making reservations ahead of time – you can do that here. They ask that you arrive 20-30 minutes before your scheduled start time to check-in + sign a waiver before you start on the courses.
It’s $50 for adult tickets (if you make a reservation ahead of time), and that gets you two and a half hours on the courses. They also have a kids course (kids prices vary).
Grace, holding on to that rope for dear life | Photo by the GVLtoday team
Don’t Miss: If you only have time for one course or only want to do one, make sure you do level 3. The level 3 course is an all-zipline course, and it’s safe to say that one was our favorite.
What We’re Still Talking About: Y’all – this really was a workout. Some of these courses were no joke. Be prepared to sweat, but in the best way possible.
Check out our Instagram post for some more behind the scenes from our day at Treetop Quest.
TodayIs ○ Today is the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001, when 2,997 people lost their lives in terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. Bob Jones Universitywill commemorate the lives lost with a display of American flags at the front of campus + a replica of the World Trade Center Cross at the Wade Hampton entrance. The display will remain in place through the morning of Sept. 15.
WaterCooler ○ Furman’s Director of Athletics announced yesterday that Bob Richey, the men’s basketball coach, has received a contract extension. Coach Richey ranks no. 9 among all active NCAA Division I coaches. At 37, he is also the youngest coach in the top 25 winningest coaches. Season ticket information will be made available in the coming weeks. 🏀
Development ○ Improvements to the Rothwell Drive + East Butler Road Intersection have started and are expected to last through November. The improvements are a collaborative effort between Shaw Resources, GLDTC, and the City of Mauldin and are aimed at addressing safety issues like traffic hazards + congestion. The project will cost approx. $1.1 million. Daily lane closures can be expected for the duration of the project. Learn more here. 🚧
Cause ○ Serve & Connect will be virtually hosting their 5th Annual Fundraiser & Gala on Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m, marking five years since Officer Gregory Alia was killed in the line of duty. Learn more here. ⭐️
Events ○ Greenville City 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb | Friday, Sept. 11 | Opening ceremony 8:30 a.m., climb starts at 9 a.m. | Fluor Field | Register online | Honor the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS that selflessly gave their lives on 9/11. ○ I’m Every Woman 2 | Friday, Sept. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Centre Stage Patio, 501 River St. | $40 | An evening of the greatest powerhouse hits by women, paired with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. 🎤
FeaturedEvent ○ 2020 Tacos ‘n Tequila Fiesta | Sun., Sept. 27 | 12-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. | Old Cigar Warehouse | $55 | The fiesta is back, bringing the area’s best restaurants together to provide you with the best tacos and handcrafted Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila cocktails. Event will be held two sessions in order to limit the capacity and allow for social distancing. 🌮 Ⓟ
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.
Remember travelling to big cities on the weekend + grabbing your morning cup of java at a popular local coffee shop? Well, this weekend, you can try a new coffee shopwithout having to drive to a new city.
Portrait Coffee, an Atlanta based coffee shop, will be taking over Methodical Coffee tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portrait will be at The Commons pouring espresso + drip coffee and selling bags of coffee. Methodical will be selling drip coffee + bags at the downtown shop and Landmark Greenvilleuntil products are sold out.
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○ VisitSCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, andhere for daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
○ Yesterday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced his recommendations for the second round of CARES act funds including $450 million to the Unemployment Trust Fund, $45 million in grants for small businesses + non-profit organizations that did not receive federal PPP loans, and $93 million to reimburse DHEC and MUSC. The governor also recommends $50 million to be reimbursed for public school districts and charter schools and $100 million to state agencies with COVID-19 related expenses.
○ Earlier this week, Gov. Henry McMaster announced the state’s plan to use SCETV’s television signal to deliver school lessons to students without broadband internet access through a process called datacasting. The plan is intended to broaden accessibility until broadband access can be expanded across the state. (WLTX)
○ According to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, enrollment in colleges and universities across the state is down by less than 1% this year. The commission believes this may mean schools won’t lose as much revenue as originally expected. (WIS)
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