“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Welcome to Our Newest Business Members
Rhett Brown | BHHS C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS “The Difference is in the Details… This has been my tagline for a number of years. I am proud to bring this “tagline” and my experiences – be it from mortgage, appraisal, new construction or short sales – to my clients & team. My business has been built largely on referrals and I have provided an uncompromised level of expertise and personal attention to each and every client. As a native of Greenville & resident of the North Main area, I am happy to not only be your neighborhood Realtor, but also your neighbor!” Rhett can be reached at 864.915.9393 or at her website or FB page.
Opt-in Mobile Solutions is “a Digital Marketing platform that enables small to midsize businesses to engage customers directly through mobile marketing. The feature-rich platform gives restaurants, boutiques, spas, and service industries the ability to drive business by increasing Google, Yelp, FB and Trip Advisor reviews while simultaneously optimizing their local searchability ranking. The customizable Reach and Recover program will recoup lost clientele while driving store traffic through instant incentives. Combine the Digital Loyalty Program with the Appointment Push feature to solidify customer loyalty and fill available appointment times. Opt-in Mobile Solutions offers a modern-day marketing approach to grow your business. Text “BOOST” to 71441 for a short demonstration or call (864) 735-0213 for more information. Stop Wishing, Start Reaching!” You can also text Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Stone Pizza Company prides themselves in their unique fire-inspired Neapolitan/New York style pizzas and killer craft beers. With fresh ingredients imported directly from Italy, each pizza is formed by hand and takes only 90 seconds to cook in a wood fired oven! But their pizzas are not the only thing people in the area have been raving about, Stone Pizza Company also hosts a one-of-a-kind beer delivery system designed and built by the same people who designed and built systems for renowned breweries such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Green Man Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, and Highland Brewing Company.” Call (864) 609-4490 to book a table or place your take-out order!
Hall of Fame Sports Grill is “the sports bar that you and your friends have been talking about. Come watch the game in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with 21 TVs in every direction so you never miss a moment. Grab some friends, take advantage of our Happy Hour specials, and unwind after a day at work.” Now serving ‘brunch’…Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 2 pm !! $2 Mimosas $5 Bloody Mary’s. Located at 531 Wade Hampton Blvd., call 864.609.4181 for more information or visit their website or FB page.
Fall Social at Main & Stone
Thanks to all who came out for the fall social at Main & Stone. Who knew that beautiful pool area was behind that fence! Although it was a little chilly for swimming, that didn’t stop some kids from dipping their feet in. Thanks to Main & Stone for hosting and to Sunnie & DeWorken and Greenco for sponsoring. Thanks to Ji-Roz for the great food! Also thanks to Scott Brown with Two Chefs for providing food and for serving as our bartender. Lastly, thanks to Kelly Jo and Buffaloe for providing outstanding music as always!
Development & Other City News
- As we mentioned in an earlier email, Mohawk Drive, between Summit Drive and Chick Springs Road, will be closed for approximately four months. The closure started on Nov 15. The purpose of the closure is to allow Ruby-Collins to install a new sanitary sewer main for ReWa. For information, contact Lance Thomas at 770-858-7774.
- The Public Works Department Solid Waste Division is working diligently to address our annual leaf season collection. Currently, the Division has eight crews and three street sweepers working six days per week, collecting the nearly 12 million pounds of leaves expected throughout the city this season. They are asking for your patience and understanding during this leaf season. The yard waste crew location will be posted daily until the season ends. You can check the daily schedules for your location at http://www.greenvillesc.gov/305/Yard-Waste-Appliance as well as find out other information about helping make their job more efficient. In addition, you can help by remembering to “divide and conquer”. Do NOT mix leaves with other yard debris!
- After Christmas, don’t forget about the City’s “Grinding of the Greens” tree recycling program. Trees can be placed at the curb for collection on regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to 1 of 4 convenient locations (see website) for recycling. All trees must be free of debris such as ornaments, tinsel, ribbons and lights to be recycled. All holiday boxes, tissue paper and wrapping paper (except foil-lined) can be recycled at the curb.
- We are getting weekly updates on NorthPointe from Development Coordinator Tori Wallace-Babcock. We typically post them on our Facebook Page. If it involves major traffic deviations we will send out an email. Here is the Dec 6 update: Wade Hampton Boulevard has been paved!! The following items are weather (precipitation and temperature) dependent.
- Items that are scheduled by the end of THIS WEEK: Traffic Sensors on E. Stone Avenue and Wade Hampton Boulevard. (Yes, this will improve the flow of traffic through all these new signals!!!) Concrete Medians along Wade Hampton Boulevard.
- Items that are scheduled to be finished by the end of next week: Tying in new pavement on Stone Avenue and Wade Hampton to the old pavement at street and driveway crossings. Final Traffic Directional Signage.
- OPENING OF EARLE STREET at Wade Hampton Boulevard. Remember, this will only be a right-in / right-out intersection now. It will no longer be included in the Wade Hampton at Mohawk traffic signal.
- Jonathan Jones, Bobby Pearse Community Center Supervisor asked us to let North Main residents know that the center is available for rental for a variety of uses. Check the rental prices and additional information by calling 864-467-4331. They also welcome new ideas about classes that the community would like to have at the center.
- SCDOT traffic engineers have monitored traffic cameras along Woodruff Road to observe traffic patterns and determine when the roadway is most congested. The less traveled times of day on Woodruff Road are weekday mornings between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and on Saturday mornings before 10 a.m. Not surprisingly, traffic is heaviest on weekdays from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. into the evening hours. To avoid or minimize delays, motorists are encouraged to plan their trips to Woodruff Road for those times of day when there is less congestion, and to use alternate routes to Woodruff Road, including Roper Mountain Road, Salters Road, Carolina Point Parkway, Market Point Connector, Miller Road and Garlington Road.
- Office Michelle Lentz with the Greenville Police would like to remind everyone about Greenville’s traffic awareness campaign for the month: #driveliketheresacopbehindyou. “I’m are asking all of our residents and visitors to be on their best driving behavior to see if we can make a real difference in the number of traffic issues our city experiences on a daily basis. The police can’t be everywhere at once to enforce traffic laws, so if each of us takes responsibility to be a better driver, I hope our residents will see a real difference in traffic problems as we enter the holiday season. Disclaimer: Yes, we are aware that traffic on Woodruff Rd becomes gridlocked for essentially the entire months of November and December. GPD has been working with DOT, Traffic Engineering, and others for a number of years now to improve traffic flow but with all the construction on the Gateway Project, this might not be the year anyone sees better results. We are hopeful that the completion of the Gateway Project, along with the opening of the parallel road in 2019, will help bring some relief to the congestion on Woodruff Rd, especially during the holidays.” The City of Greenville is again taking preventive measures to help manage traffic on Woodruff Rd. Left turn movements will be restricted between Woodruff Industrial Lane and the I-85 interchange. This measure is expected to remain in place throughout the holiday season.
- Effective January 1, applications for permanent sign, temporary sign, home occupation (accessory use) and temporary use permits must be submitted electronically through the City of Greenville’s online permit center. The change is part of the City’s ongoing conversion to a “paperless” application submittal, review, tracking and storage system. The requirement only applies to new applications submitted on or after January 1.
The City began its transition to the new system last month by requiring that all residential and commercial building plans, site plans, construction documents and other construction drawings be submitted electronically beginning November 1. To prepare for the transition, City staff developed electronic document submittal standards and wrote a new program to scan documents for viruses. The new electronic applications will be available online beginning January 1 at www.greenvillesc.gov/PlanningApplications.
The average maximum temperature for Greenville in Dec is 54°F, and the average low is 34. The average rainfall is 4.11”. The record monthly high was 79 on Dec 10 & 11, 2007. The maximum low temperature was 67 on Dec 2, 1991. The minimum high temperature was 18 on Dec 31, 1917 (all time low). The minimum low was 3 on Dec 30,1917. Maximum precipitation (rain) in a 24-hour period was 3.83” on Dec 29,1901. Record daily snowfall was 14.4” on Dec 17, 1930. The last time we had a white Christmas was 2010. (Records are from 1884 to present. Normals are from 1981 to 2010. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/index.php .
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, winter will be warmer and rainier than normal, with below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early January and early February. The best chances for snow will be in early January and early February. As of Nov 28, Greenville County was not in a drought. Areas south of us varied from abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicts warmer and drier than average for the next 3 months.
Why do trees shed their leaves. Shedding leaves helps trees to conserve water and energy. As unfavorable weather approaches, hormones in the trees trigger the process of abscission whereby the leaves are actively cut-off of the tree by specialized cells. The word abscission shares the same Latin root word as that in scissors, scindere, which means “to cut.” At the start of the abscission process, trees reabsorb valuable nutrients from their leaves and store them for later use in their roots. Chlorophyll, the pigment that gives leaves their green color, is one of the first molecules to be broken down for its nutrients. This is one of the reasons why trees turn red, orange, and gold colors during the fall. At the end of the abscission process, when the leaves have been shed, a protective layer of cells grows over the exposed area. The shedding of leaves may also help trees to pollinate come springtime. Without leaves to get in the way, wind-blown pollen can travel longer distances and reach more trees.
As you can tell, trees shed leaves at different times. Deciduous tree species lose their leaves at different times because each species is genetically timed for the cells in the abscission zone to swell, thus slowing nutrient movement between the tree and leaf. Environmental issues such as sunlight exposure, day length, colder air temperatures, early or late frost, high winds, soil, and water differences influence leaf drop. Depending upon exposure, such issues may even cause a difference in leaf drop between two trees of the same species growing within one hundred feet of each other. A tree planted close to a busy street may lose its leaves earlier than a tree of the same type growing in a park a few blocks away.
Interestingly, some trees, especially American beech, American hornbeam, sycamore and many oaks, do not develop entire abscission layers to cause their leaves to drop. Rather, they tend to hold their dead, dry, brown leaves. Harsh winter winds or heavy snow can tear the leaves off, but usually it’s not until early spring when all leaves finally drop. The swelling buds on the branch twigs help complete the separation in the spring.
Greenville Fire Department Offers Free Safety Programs
Safety Programs: If you would like to have a firefighter speak to your school or organization, please fill out the online Public Education Request form. They also offer fire extinguisher classes, and classes on other topics. They typically consist of a 20 to 25-minute video and Questions and Answers session. This will be followed up by a hands-on practical demonstration. Class length is determined by the number of participants. Hosts are responsible for providing a meeting room, television, and a DVD machine. Participants must be 18 years or older.
More home fires occur during the winter season than at any other time…over half of those are heating related. Download these winter heating safety tips from the state fire marshal.
Recently there was a recall on Kiddie Fire Extinguishers. As I was checking mine I found myself wondering…’does this thing even work now? I’ve had it for years’. Fire extinguishers expire and they do this for a few different reasons. One common way is that, over time, the seal on the neck will weaken and allow compressed gas to escape. Extinguishers that have lost much of their pressure will not operate. Pressure within an extinguisher can be conveniently checked through a pressure gauge. “ABC” class extinguishers (ammonium phosphate) have the tendency to fail due to solidification of the chemical in the canister base. Homeowners and inspectors can delay this process by periodically shaking the extinguisher.
Unfortunately, an expiration date cannot be fully trusted and there is no foolproof way to know if an extinguisher is no longer functional. Due to the extremely destructive potential of fires and the relatively low cost of extinguishers, it is advisable to replace or recharge questionable extinguishers. https://www.nachi.org/fire-extinguisher-maintenance-inspection.htm
Soda Shop Food Drive – Helping Those Less Fortunate
This year the Northgate Soda Shop will again be holding a food drive. They can use any non-perishable food items, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. They are also collecting dry and canned cat and dog food. The food and paper products will go to the North Greenville Crisis Ministry. This organization serves the needy in the northern part of the county. It will serve many families not just one. The pet food will go to Meals on Wheels to benefit those recipients who also have pets. You can drop off items between now and Christmas. There will be boxes at the Soda Shop starting Thursday, Nov 17. amily but we have met them and love them as our family. There will be jars in the SS / OS for your donations. This family needs money more than material things. If you have any questions please talk to Judy or Iris at the SS / OS.”
If you want to know more about the family, we have posted additional information on our website at http://www.northmaincommunity.org/soda-shop-adopting-a-family-for-christmas/If anyone knows of similar efforts elsewhere in the North Main Community, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or post them on our Facebook page.
For Our Four-Legged Friends
During the holiday season, eating seems to be a common component of celebrating. Don’t forget your pets and the dangers of some foods. We all know about chocolate being a no-no, especially dark chocolate. The Humane Society of the United States has a comprehensive list of foods that may be dangerous. There are also many plants which have parts that are poisonous. Some common houseplants include poinsettias (ALL parts are poisonous), caladiums, Easter lilies (all parts poisonous to cats), hyacinth, and philodendrons. For a complete list, check out this website. If you must have these plants, locate them where your pet cannot have access.
With so many pets being reported lost or found, please try and keep your pets either inside or in a fenced yard. Have them microchipped and make sure they have a collar with ID tags and contact info. And remember, when we are celebrating the New Year with fireworks, this can be a terrifying time for animals, so be mindful of our furry friends. There are tips on keeping animals calm during these times. Here are some from PETA:
- The most soothing thing for scared dogs is to have their guardians close by. Distract your pet with games, brushing, petting, or food, and make sure that you act upbeat and calm to reinforce the idea that he/she doesn’t have a reason to be afraid.
- Drowning out fireworks with white noise or, even better, with “Through a Dog’s Ear” CDs, which are specially created by a sound scientist, a veterinarian, and a concert pianist to calm anxious dogs, makes the loud booms seem less frightening, and shutting the curtains and keeping the lights on helps to camouflage any sudden bursts of light.
- Melatoninis the best calming natural supplement for dogs, and you can find it at any health food store. Give your dog from 1 to 4 mg, depending on bodyweight, and try to give it a little ahead of the fireworks, if possible.
- A Thundershirtmight well be the best solution of all. This snug garment (based on the same principle as swaddling a baby) has a very high success rate at calming anxious dogs.
For a limited time only, all kittens at the Greenville Humane Society are $50. If you’re thinking that a cute puppy or kitten might be a great gift for the little ones in the house (or the adults, too), please keep in mind that owning a pet is a responsibility and commitment not to be taken lightly. Hopefully, he/she will become a family member. There are lots of animals that need homes but they need good, forever homes. First time pet? Please considering fostering. Just a little love and time is all it takes. No cost at all! Lots of animals only have the equivalent of a cold, and they get better faster in a home than in a cage. And if you fall in love, you can always adopt but there are no obligations.
Check out Humane Society’s wish list for more ways to help. Animal Care Services (ACS) also has a wish list of items they need. Also, December 1 – January 2, Animal Care will only be accepting Community Cat drop-offs Monday – Wednesday from 10am – 4pm (closed from 12 – 1pm for lunch).
And if you have stray cats in your neighborhood, try and provide some type of shelter, preferably in a dry, protected area not too close to the house. Even a cardboard box on its’ side with a wool blanket in it can work. And if you have outdoor pets, please provide them with a warm place or bring them inside.
For the Birds
Don’t forget about feeding birds in winter. Water is often more critical than food…especially if this drought continues. Keep bird baths filled with clean water, and most important…keep a clean, thawed source of water available! Though they can extract some moisture from their food, most birds drink water every day. Birds also use water for bathing, to clean their feathers and remove parasites. After splashing around in a bath for a few minutes, a bird usually perches in a sunny spot and fluffs its feathers out to dry. Then it carefully preens each feather, adding a protective coating of oil secreted by a gland at the base of its tail.
Birds are attracted to moving water. You can buy one of the commercially available products that drips or sprays water into a birdbath. Or recycle an old bucket or plastic container by punching a tiny hole in the bottom, filling it with water, and hanging it above the birdbath so the water drips slowly down. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/notes/BirdNote09_ProvideWater.pdf
This is the time of year when we are all busy and many will be out of town. It’s a good idea to let friends and neighbors know so they can keep an eye on your house. If you have security systems or security cameras, be sure to arm them. Keep valuable items out of site. Set timers for lights to make it look like someone is home. Either stop your mail and paper or have a neighbor pick them up each day. And remember that at night, even though you cannot see out, if your blinds or curtains are open, those outside, including potential thieves, can see very clearly into your house. And with Christmas not far away, remember NOT to put those big screen TV or other boxes out on the street…that’s just advertising to criminals. Tear them up and place them face down on the curb or take them to the closest recycling site.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – until your package gets stolen from your car or doorstep. Once again, Ken Rogers at Stone Plaza Pharmacy has graciously offered to have packages dropped off there and you can pick them up. Just give him a call at (864) 233-7940. If you have a theft at your home, when you file a police report, you can also ask for extra patrols in your area. Keep your eyes open, please.
Keep your dollars in your community. The following companies are committed to preserving the beauty and economic well-being of the North Main Community and the greater Greenville area. Please thank them and give them your business when you can. Hover your mouse over each company name to go to their website:
Gardening and Plants
- Bonnie Berry Garden Design (864.449.5234)
- Dahlia a Florist (864.232.0112)
- Daylily and Hosta Gardens (864.297.9043)
- Plant & Tree Solutions (864.601.5115)
- Schneider Tree Care (864.244.3088)
- WildEarth Landscaping (864.242.9225)
- 1st & Main Investment Advisors (864.990.2805)
- Barrett-Makenzie, LLC (864.232.6247)
- Catherine C. Christophillis, Attorney (864.242.2060)
- Christophillis & Gallivan, P.A. (864.233.4445)
- Curry, P.A. (864.855.5621)
- Global View Investment Advisors, LLC. (864.272.0818)
- Holmes Law Firm (864.271.2381)
- Jason Elliott Law Firm (864.235.5308)
- Kuhl Culbertson Andrighetti, LLC (864.370.8222)
- Law Office of Christine Howard (864.282.8575)
- Opt-in Mobile Solutions (864.735.0213)
- Pope, Smith, Brown & King (864.242.0656)
- TD Bank (864.255.4945)
- The Carolina Law Group (864.312.4444)
- State Farm – Michael Oliver (864.233.7779)
- KeenanSuggs Insurance (864.288.4950)
- The Rushton Agency (864.859.9953)
- Gary Hester Interiors (864.232.4975)
- Katy Carlyle Gift Boutique (864.421.0440)
- McDunn Woodworking Studio (864.242.0311)
- MarbleLife of the Carolinas (888.627.2530)
- Nicholson Stained Glass (864.235.8650)
- The Personal Touch Cleaning Service of Greenville (864.294.0102).
- Thorn (864.373.9024)
- Urban Digs (864.233.6821)
- We Took to the Woods (864.451.7155)
- Allen Tate Realtors (864.386.3180)
- Ameripride Realty Group (864.312.6838)
- Bershire Hathaway | C. Dan Joyner (864.244.9111)
- Central Realty Holdings (864.250.9407)
- Damian Hall Group | BlackStream Christie’s Int’l Real Estate ( 864.561.7942)
- GreatUpstate Properties@Keller Williams Greenville Central (864.448.4169)
- Griffin Property Solutions, LLC (GPS) (877.477.1407)
- Keller Williams Upstate: Tara Pickens (864.901.9644)
- Lil Glenn Company, LLC (864.242.0088)
- That Realty Group (864.520.8567)
- The Hari Group of Keller Williams (864.312.6424)
- The Marchant Company (864.467.0085)
- The Real Estate Shoppe (864.901.8141)
- Wilson Associates Real Estate (864.640.8700)
- The 101 Espresso Bar (864.520.2200)
- The Bohemian Cafe (864.233.0006)
- Drop-in Store (864.242.0111)
- Greenco Beverage (864.242.1464)
- Ji-Roz Restaurant (864.373.9445)
- Northgate Soda Shop (864.235.6770)
- Stone Pizza Company (864.609.4490)
- Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (864.255.3385)
- The Community Tap (864.631.2525)
- The Universal Joint (864.252.4055)
- Two Chefs Cafe and Market (864.370.9336)
- Vic’s Pizza (864.233.9191)
Personal Health/Well Being
- Cindy’s Salon and Day Spa (864.271.9984)
- Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dental Studio of Greenville (864.520.2942)
- Dance Ventures at Stone Plaza (864.271.7701)
- Escape Artist Greenville (864.509.9305)
- Fellowship Bible Church (864.255.9520)
- Gateway House, Inc. (864.242.9193)
- Glow, LLC. (864.908.9210)
- IdealMD (844.433.2563)
- Megan Diez Salon (864.271.4503)
- Next Step Counseling (864.990.4442)
- New View Counseling (941.751.8003)
- Northgate Salon (864.233.1311)
- Northside United Methodist Church (864.233.8359)
- Oriental Medicine Associates (864.365.6156)
- River Falls Spa (864.240.2136)
- Stone Plaza Pharmacy (864.233.7940)
- Zen Guitar Studio (864.283.9156)
- 3D Land Surveying, Inc. (864.272.0274)
- Carolina Crafted
- Catherine Smith Architect, LLC (864.504.5170)
- Corley Plumbing Air Electric (864.908-3377)
- Darrohn Engineering, LLC (864.346.2170)
- com (864.630.1629)
- Jordon Wholesale Lumber Co. (864.232.9686)
- JWK Design, LLC (864.214.5323)
- Moss Heating and Air (864.241.0108)
- O’Leary Cole, Inc. (864.233.1606)
- Royal Engineering, Inc. (864.235-4425)
- UBuildIt (864.676.1113)
Miscellaneous Professional Services
- Deb Sofield (864.275.8877)
- Escape Artist Greenville (864.509.9305)
- Happen Associates (718.541.4375)
- North Main Neighbors (864.630.9931)
- Palmetto Plating Company (864.859.9314)
- Priority One Security (864.346.5351)
- Propel HR (800.446.6567)
- Redhype (864.232.2000)
- Servpro of West Greenville (864.275.1548)
- Sisters on Main ( 864.999.1959 )
- Star Auto Care, Inc. (864.242.9400)
- Sunnie and DeWorken Group (864.905.5529)
If you would like to see your company listed here, please join the NMCA today! Businesses do not have to be located in the North Main Neighborhood. They only need to provide services to North Main residents.
City Council Formal Meeting and Work Session schedules can be found at http://www.greenvillesc.gov/city_government/meet.asp
- The Hughes Main Library has a number of programs for adults and children during the holidays. Check out their calendar
- Don’t forget about a great local resource for family activities. Macaroni Kid lists all kinds of local activities for kids and families.
- For a list of Dec events at the Upcountry History Museum, check out their website listing.
- For other community events including info on Main Street Fridays, Downtown Alive, Reedy River Concerts, and other special events, check out the City Calendar.
Dance Ventures is accepting Adult Students for New Classes in Tap, Ballet and Jazz that will start in January, 2018. Address is 1156 N Rutherford Rd, Located at Stone Plaza. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org, phone is 864-271-7701, and they are on Facebook too. (Editor’s note: As a student at Dance Ventures, I can tell you that it’s one of the most fun ways to get exercise for your heart, your bones and your brain! Give it a try!) Check out the January class schedule.
Dec – There’s always lots going on at the Community Tap. Check out their calendar.
Ongoing – Dancing at the Sears Shelter (McPherson Park). Line Dancing each Tuesday from 6:15-8pm. Greenville Lindy Hop, Thursdays, 7-11pm. $4per class for city residents. Greenville Swing, Tuesdays, 7 – 10pm. $2 per class. Greenville International Folk Dance. Mondays, 7-9pm. 6-week course: $15. Call 864-467-4326 for information or to register.
Dec 1 – 28 – 2017 Festival of Trees – Come see the holiday trees on display from December 1-28, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, Embassey Suites downtown, the Courtyard Greenville Downtown, and the Hampton Inn & Suites RiverPlace. FREE
Now to Jan 16– Ice On Main. United Community Bank Ice on Main is located next to the Courtyard Marriott and City Hall on the Village Green at Main@Broad. Admission is $10 per adult and $8 per child (12 and under), which includes skate rental. Visit www.IceOnMain.com for more details.
Nov 21 – Winter Yoga Session at the Bobby Pearse Community Center. The 2017-18 Winter Yoga session began on Monday, Dec 4 and and will continue until Thursday, Feb8. Classes are from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Yoga mats and blocks are available if you need them. The cost for the 8-week class is $32.00 for city residents and $40.00 for non-city residents. You can register for the entire class or pay at the door. Cost per class is $5 for city residents and $6 for non-residents.
NOTE: Jan Cox is trying to determine community interest for a different type of yoga class at the Sears Shelter at McPherson Park. They are just beginning to approach an idea and would like a response from interested people before they begin. Information below. If anyone is interested they are welcome to call Jan at 864-467-4326 or email@example.com
“We have two yoga instructors with experience in children with special needs. They are wanting to offer a 6 week yoga class to children with Cerebral Palsy. The instructors both love working with children and are passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with children. Some of the benefits of yoga for children with Cerebral Palsy are: increased respiratory function, improved circulation, decreased muscle tone, increased muscle tone, increased focus and concentration, stretching and realigning the spine, improved digestion, improved self-regulation skills, connection with others, and body awareness.”
Now thru Dec 30 – Roper Mountain Holiday Lights. 2017 marks the 26th, and final, year of this great event which has become an upstate tradition for many families. Open from Thanksgiving night through December 30, Roper Mountain Holiday Lights will entertain you no matter your age! Start your visit by parking the car and strolling through Winter Wonderland. That’s where you will find lighted walking trails, Santa Claus, a balloon artist, concessions, and giant holiday greeting cards created by local area students. On selected nights, we’ll also have some of your favorite team mascots and performances by school groups. For more details, check out our Event Calendar. Proceeds go to education and non-profits. Open 6 – 10pm. Winter Wonderland open till 9pm.
Dec 16– Holiday Food FLEA at The Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery. 11am – 3pm. Holiday Shop for vintage finds, upcycled home goods, handcrafted jewelry, reclaimed wooden pieces, gifts for dog lovers, chocolates, hand-poured candles, artisan foods, and many other locally-made items from over 40 vendors. The Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery will also be stocked with great holiday gift ideas, house-made pies, and delicious foodie finds.
Dec 14 – Petey’s Holiday Party at The Pavilion. 9 am – 12 pm. Join Petey and Santa for fun at the Pavilion, yummy snack, holiday craft, story time, and a visit to the Bounce House! For preschool aged children. Admission is $8 per child.
Dec 16 – Breakfast with Santa at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate on December 9th and 16th is a popular and fun holiday event. Tickets are $20 for members, $30 per non-member adult, $25 per non-member child. Call 864.233.7755 to register.
Dec 16 – Santa Run. 5K Run/Walk through downtown. The race starts and finishes at the Kroc Center. The run will feature music and special effects along the route. Join in the fun at the Santa Run, where everyone dresses up as Saint Nick (or wears another Christmas costume) and helps spread the JOY OF THE SEASON through the streets of Greenville.
Dec 16 – Crimson Choirs. 12 – 1pm. Choral concert put on by multiple churches incorporating Christmas carols and hymns. Free. 300 S Main St.
Dec 21 – Holiday Shop and Drop at the Greenville Zoo. 10 am – 3 pm. Ages 5–10. Could you use an extra day to take care of all your holiday shopping? If so, we can help! Drop your kids off at the Greenville Zoo for Winter Adventure Day. They’ll learn how animals survive in extremely cold conditions, meet animals that are adapted to cold weather and test their own ability to withstand the cold. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Karen Love at 864-467-5731. Register today!
Dec 21 & 22, Dec 28 & 29. Holiday Break Camp. Bobby Pearse Community Center.
Session 1: December 21 & 22. 7:30 am – 6 pm.
Session 2: December 28 & 29. 7:30 am -6 pm.
Holiday Break Camp at Bobby Pearse Community Center is offered during Winter Break for Greenville County Schools each year. The program operates from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Campers will participate in arts and crafts, games, field trips, sports, fitness, music, and much more. Each camper will need to bring a lunch each day; an afternoon snack will be provided. Two, separate sessions are available this year; you may register for one session or both. If registering for both sessions, you will need to complete separate registrations. Cost per session: $30 for City Residents $35 for Non-City Residents
Dec 25-26 – City offices closed. No trash/recycling collection on December 25 or January 1. Monday pickups will be made on Tuesday and service will be one day late for everyone the remainder of the week.
Dec 30 – Noon Year’s Eve at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Wear pajamas and ring in the New Year at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Free with admission.
Jan 1, 2018 – City offices are closed for the New Year’s holiday
As many of you may know, this is the last newsletter for 2016. Your editor, like most everyone else, is a procrastinator, and now must begin shopping, etc…making plans for the holidays. We would like to remind you that we often post information on our Facebook page that we do not send out as emails…don’t want to clutter up your inboxes. So, visit us there and follow us to get even more information. Thank you for your continued support of the association and your community! And don’t forget to renew in 2018!
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The NMCA board would like to wish you all a very safe and happy New Year!