NMCA Newsletter (09/2015)

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Welcome to Our Newest Business Members

Curry, PA is a CPA firm located in Easley. They will soon be opening a location in Greenville on Pettigru St. “Since 1998 clients of Curry PA have experienced personalized service focusing on the unique needs of each client.   At Curry PA e Currytailor our services to meet your needs.  There is no “one-size fits all” approach because we believe each client has a unique fit and we want to do whatever it takes to develop yours.  While numbers are our business we don’t expect our clients to be treated like one.

Curry, PA recognizes that time has become one of the most prized assets in our culture and we want to make sure you have more of it to focus on your brand, market, people and family. Let us worry about the numbers and details so you can expand your corporate, or family sweet spot.” Drake Curry can be reached at (864) 855-5621 or via email at dcurry1049@gmail.com

Tripp d’Ablemont, with Priority One Security has been securing homes since 2003. Local and family owned, the company has been in business since 1996 and has an A+ rating with the Greenville BBB. They are located at 18 security oneInterchange Boulevard Suite B, Greenville, SC 29607. “For nearly 20 years, families and businesses across the Southeast have trusted Priority One Security to keep them protected and connected, providing common sense security solutions tailored to their needs. Offering personalized service that routinely goes above and beyond, Priority One leverages today’s technology and utilizes the highest quality security systems and products from trusted brands. Our certified technicians, customer support staff and management team work together to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our residential and commercial security customers.” A resident of White Oak, Tripp can be reached at 864-346-5351, or tdablemont@priority1security.com.

DishOut Café and Catering, LLC. Located at 728 Wade Hampton Blvd., DishOut features café-house cooked deli meats, homemade soups, salads, sides, pizzas and more. Visitors to the new DishOut Café and Catering can take a dish out or dishoutdine in to enjoy the signature sauces, sides and other savories for which Trish Ballantine has become known. As general manager, Amy Brown oversees the day-to-day direction. DishOut Cafe and Catering is open 11 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday. DishOut offers off-premise catering for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, and for weddings and rehearsals dinners, casual or formal dinner parties, and other special events. Their phone number is 864.520.8201 or you can visit their website or Facebook page .

Corrections to Last Month’s Newsletter

In the business listings last month, we had incorrect phone numbers for two of our business members.   At Your Service, an event planner and catering company here in North Main…their phone number is 864.952.6448. We also neglected to mention that Scott Brown is the co-chair of the NMCA social committee. Thanks, Scott!

Also, we had an incorrect phone number for MarbleLife of the Carolinas. It should be 864.218.4616. Our apologies to both businesses.


Development Update and Other News

The application by the City for a Text Amendment to establish 3 new single family residential zoning classifications: R-4: 4,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size; R15:  15,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size; and R-20: 20,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size was on the August 20 PC agenda. There has been much concern and several citizens have commented and made suggestions on this agenda item, especially the addition of R-4 zoning. They were very concerned about how it might allow developers to build homes on even smaller lots than the current R-6 zoning which is common in this area. While supposedly designed to ‘protect’ other areas of the city, residents asked for additional wording that would prevent its use in areas like North Main where it would not fit with the traditional feel and look of this area. What surprised those of us in attendance was their decision to split the decision on the R4 zoning from the R15 and R20. Both the R15 and R20 text amendments were passed unanimously with no comments or opposition from the audience.   Regarding the R4 text amendment, the PC indicated at the time that they “needed more time for debate and discussion by staff”.

Then…it appeared on the agenda of the Infill Task Force which was meeting August 25 to discuss and critique the Infill Ordinance one year after it was passed. We asked Bob Bainbridge, North Main’s representative on the Task Force, to summarize what was discussed of interest to our members. The following is his reply:

“There was not much discussion of R-4. (Ed. note: This task force did not vote on this and therefore they did not give approval.)  On the other hand, there was general consensus that new streets in our communities would be covered by the Infill Ordinance. Everyone, even the developers, thought the decision on Highland Terrace was ridiculous. (Ed. note: this is the proposed development between W. Hillcrest and W. Mountainview). There was also general consensus that there should be barriers to installation of cul-de-sacs in our neighborhoods. Exactly how to do that is still under discussion. There was also discussion of limiting circular driveways in front of houses to avoid the situation of people paving all, or almost all, of their front yards. There was also general agreement that individual property owners should have limits on lot coverage, tree removal, etc. even if they are not part of a new subdivision. This would be desirable, but again, we were not sure exactly how to do it.”

This all sounds good, but, as we’ve seen in the past, getting these suggestions actually implemented is never easy and may or may not happen. This is where we need community support, from all communities, to let city staff know your feelings about these issues. Again, this is not just a North Main issue, this is something that will at some point, happen in your back yard, if it hasn’t already.

Also, on the Sept 20 PC agenda is item: D. Z 25-2015. Application by VIA LLC TO REZONE 0.11 acres (about 2/3 of the existing lot) located at E EARLE ST from R-6, Single-Family Residential District to OD, Office & Institutional District (TM# 003500-08-02102). The remaining portion of the lot will remain R-6 and will be combined with the adjoining residential lot and rezoned to apply the Col. Elias Earle Preservation Overlay District. The corner lot at E EARLE ST and WADE HAMPTON BLVD (TM# 003500-08-0220) is proposed to be rezoned from C-2, Local Commercial District to OD, Office and Institutional District.

You can find upcoming agendas for city council, PC and BZA at http://www.greenvillesc.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/08202015-306?html=true

Note of Interest: You may recall, we canvassed our members via Survey Monkey prior to the City Council Candidate Forum. Just for interest, the top issues that you told us about (ranked highest to lowest) were: Development, Infill, Traffic, Crime/Safety, Greenspaces/Parks/Trees, Road Improvement and Sidewalks/Bike Lanes. We were not surprised that development and infill were nos. 1 and 2, respectively, as we get a lot of comments and criticism regarding the way development and infill is being handled by the city in the North Main area. Thanks to all those who responded to the survey!


First Annual Golf Cart Contest at the Tap

Cart ContestA heads-up from our friends at the Community Tap. A few volunteers from Safe Harbor will be putting door hangers on people’s doors promoting the Oyster Roast this week.  And get those creative juices flowing…they’re also doing their first annual golf cart decorating contest (entries must be attending/purchase a ticket to the oyster roast) and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Tap!  When: Sunday, September 27 from 4pm to 7pm. Decorated carts must be in the Stone’s Point parking lot by 5pm for judging. Proceeds from the Oyster Roast will benefit Safe Harbor.

Next Door North Main Street Website

We have been asked in the past if we could not have some sort of page on our website where people could ask for recommendations for handymen, lawn maintenance companies, painters, etc.; to list items for sale, to list other services, etc. We were not able to do that, but another website geared just for this is already out there. If you haven’t signed up already, go to Next Door North Main and join. It’s just one more site for information for the North Main Community and it’s free. Nextdoor is a national private social network. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. You can post on Next Door North Main and it will go to other members in this and surrounding neighborhoods.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Find a reliable handyman or someone to mow your lawnhandyman
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Find out who does the best paint job in town
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
  • Find a new home for an outgrown bike
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Little Free Library…Books Needed

LFLOne of NMCA’s members, Dr. Katie Stover, is building a Little Free Library at Youth Base on Hampton Ave. This is an after school care facility for children from three different elementary schools including Stone Academy. The purpose of the library is for children and adults in the community to have greater access to free books. She would like to collect gently used books to contribute to the LFL.  There are 3 drop off locations…The LFL is located at 813 Hampton Ave. The Furman Book Drive is located at 101 Hipp Hall, and you also drop them off at her house at 25 Croft St. She will have a box on the front porch. Check out the LFL story at www.littlefreelibrary.org . It’s a rapidly spreading program to promote literacy and reading, while building a sense of community. Better yet, work with others to put one up in the North Main area.

Crime Update

From Jonathan Bragg, Greenville Police Dept. Public Information Officer: “The Police Department recently launched a public education and awareness campaign called “Lock It Or Lose It” to address the ongoing issue of car break-ins. As part of the campaign, in the coming weeks, Traffic Engineering will be installing signs for us in neighborhoods around the city to remind and encourage residents to lock their vehicles and take their valuables inside with them when they get home.

In 2014, there were 496 car break-ins in the city of Greenville, and over 58% of those vehicles were unlocked. In 2013, there were 668 car break-ins, and over 40% of those vehicles were unlocked. It takes less than 30 seconds to break into a car, grab what’s in plain sight, check the usual hiding places for other items and get away. That time is cut in half if the car is unlocked. The good news is that you can avoid being a victim of a car break-in by locking your vehicle every time you leave it unattended, and taking your valuables with you.

We are committed to reducing the number of car break-ins in the city, and are using a variety of methods to do so. Signs like the attached have been effective in other cities, and it is our hope that they will also be successful here.”

North Main: Now and Then

gsoOn October 2-4, Friday and Saturday (10-4) and Sunday (1-4), the North Main area will be featured in the Symphony Tour of Homes. The “Now” part of the Tour features two new homes which capture the dreams and imaginations of their young homeowners. The “Then” part of the Tour refers to three of the oldest homes in Greenville, each brimming with stories to share. To launch the Tour, an elegant Patron Party honoring the homeowners and Tour sponsors will be held in a spectacular home on Bennett Street on Thursday, October 1st, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This special evening featuring fine food, great wine, and live music will provide the perfect prelude to the weekend events. Advance ticket purchase is required. Driving directions and maps, along with advance ticket locations and additional information, will be available at www.guildGSO.org or you may visit the Guild’s Facebook page. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 on Tour days. All proceeds will benefit the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.

For additional information, please call the Guild Office at 864-370-0965.

Second Call for Nominations – 2016 NMCA Board

In accordance with the by-laws, this is the second call for nominations for the 2016 NMCA Board of Directors. All officers must reside within the geographical boundaries of the NMCA for the entire period they hold office, Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016. All officers must be 18 years or older. The President and Vice President may serve 2 consecutive terms and may then run for any office other than the one currently held. The Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Membership Secretary will be able to succeed her or himself as elected by the members.   Any member may nominate someone for office. The nomination must be submitted no later than November 1. You may email the nomination to northmaincomm@gmail.com or mail to PO Box 571, Greenville, SC 29602. The person nominated must agree to serve if elected and a brief statement of their qualifications and past contributions would be helpful. Election ballots will be emailed or mailed to all members in late November.

Greenville Fall Migration Bird Count

OK all you birders out there…the Greenville County Fall Migration Count will take place on Saturday September 26, with Sunday, Sep 27th being an optional rain date. You do NOT have to commit to an entire day. Just bird for the time you are available. Experience shows clearly that the more eyes and ears out in the field, the better the count! Past Greenville County Migration Counts have resulted in well over 100 species.  There are several areas for which leaders are still needed – please let them know if you can lead one of them:

Blue Wall Preserve, Jones Gap SP, Paris Mountain SP, Piedmont area, Poinsett Bridge, Prince Lake and Moonville area, Simpsonville area.

Finally, many of you have feeders. They would love to receive reports of birds at those feeders on September 26. Please add that to your calendar. Send your data to J.B. Hines at jbhines3@chesnet.net   864-706-8421. See the Migration Counts Page for more information, including historical data and a map of the county showing areas to be covered. Thanks and good birding!

Also, for you educators, check out National Wildlife’s Guide to Creating a Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat.

The Falling Leaves…Predictions for This Season

bookMany trees are already starting to lose that bright green hue and looking a little duller in color. Soon we will be treated to the beautiful colors that the season brings. Keep a LIVE LOOK on the fall foliage from the Upstate with the SC State Parks Table Rock webcam (currently having technical problems, it should be up and running soon).

The predictions are out for the fall foliage 2015 season. Kathy Mathews, a Western North Carolina associate professor of biology, predicts this season to be full of color thanks to the dry summer this year. She said it couldcolors even be the best in a long time. Apparently there was just enough rain in late spring to keep the trees healthy but since then there has been little rain. Dry conditions result in more red colors Mathews stated in her prediction. And she continued to state that with little chance of a hurricane for the Southeast US there should be no windy conditions that result in premature leaves falling before peaking.

The key to the start of peak color changes is when the first frost occurs. Peak colors happen just days after the first frost in any elevation. Frost occurs in the highest elevations first and then progress down to the lower elevations as the month of October progresses. So peak color times happen in the highest elevations (over 4000ft) and work down to the lower elevations. Color changes can start in late September and continue into early November depending on the elevation and the weather.

In Pisgah and the Smokies, we are fortunate to have about 4-6 weeks in the autumn to enjoy this show of nature as the warm days of summer transition into the cold days of winter. You can find more information at the Fall Foliage Website.

Caesar’s Head Hawk Watch

hawkwatchFrom early September until late November each year, members of the Greenville County Bird Club participate in a count of migrating hawks at Caesar’s Head State Park. The Hawk Watch is normally manned by volunteers who call themselves “Wing Nuts”, but other birders are welcome too. The birds are attracted by the thermals and updrafts generated by wind currents on the south facing escarpment. On a good day in September, hundreds even thousands of raptors might be seen passing through. It’s not unusual to see 200 to 300 hawks at one time soaring or circling in a thermal overhead. This phenomenon is referred to as “kettling” or a “kettle” of hawks. To date, the highest single day count was over 5,200 birds. For information about the number of hawks seen at various locations along the migration route, including Caesar’s Head, visit the HawkCount Website. While it’s a little early here, and thus no count data yet, you can see counts at more northerly locations to get an idea of when they may start showing up here.


What Do the Orange Tape and Yellow Tags on Telephone Poles Mean?

In case some don’t realize what the tags on telephone poles in our area mean, they indicate poles with no ground wire. Several years ago, someone went through and cut all the copper wires near the ground and as high as he could reach. Someone finally saw him and called the police but they did not catch him. It’s a shame that Duke Power has taken this long to address this. The problem is, with no ground on the pole (and it’s usually attached to the bottom of the pole so it’s deep) the closest ground for lightening, if it strikes nearby, is one of your trees or your house. This has indeed happened since the wires were cut. Let’s hope they fix this issue soon.

Also, in light of the storm last Friday night, please note that when a traffic light is not working, it should be treated exactly the same as a four way stop sign. No lane has the automatic right of way. I personally know this has been a problem at N. Main and Hillcrest. And keep in mind that pedestrians still have the right of way.

And PLEASE slow down on our neighborhood streets. Even 25 mph is often too fast near schools where there is traffic congestion and children walking to and from school.


Weather Tidbits

weatherAccording to climate data, the average maximum temperature for Greenville in September is 82°F, and the average low is 62°F. The average rainfall for the month is 3.43”. The maximum high was 101 on Sept 6 and 9, 1954 and 1939, respectively. The maximum low temperature was 78 on Sept 5 and 15, 1925 and 1927. The minimum high temperature was 52 on Sept 28, 1957. The minimum low was 32 on Sept 30, 1888. Maximum precipitation (rain) in a 24 hour period was 6.52” on Sept 30, 1936. Records are from 1884 to present. Normals are from 1981 to 2010.   http://www.dnr.sc.gov/climate/sco/index.php .

Unfortunately, many sources are forecasting above normal temperatures through November for much of the lower Southeast, including most of SC. Greenville is on the edge of normal to above average temps. (See map at left. White indicates equal chance of above and below, orange is above normal.) Precipitation is expected to be near normal.


 Gardening in September

As hot as it is, I certainly haven’t gotten the ‘bug’ to do much yard work yet. As mentioned last month, even if they are unsightly, don’t be too quick to remove those seed heads on many flowers. I’ve had goldfinches and other seed eaters on my Echinacea. This is an important source of food for birds in the fall and winter.

bulbsit’s time to divide spring and summer blooming perennials.  See Dividing Perennials for more information. IT’s still too early to plant your spring flowering bulbs. Late fall and winter are the best times to plant trees and shrubs. If you found you put a shrub in the wrong spot, fall and winter are the best times to move it. For large shrubs, consider slowly root pruning starting in October to reduce transplant shock when it’s moved.

It’s time to aerate and make a second application of fertilizer for fescue and other cool-season grass lawns.  Follow the recommendations on your soil test report for your lawn.  DON’T fertilize warm-season grass lawnsfert late in the fall!  See Fertilizing Lawns for more information. Applying iron to St. Augustine this month will provide dark green color without stimulating excessive growth. If you plan to plant a cool-season (fescue) lawn, the best time to plant is between September 15 and October 15. It’s also a good time to aerate cool season lawns. Cool-season turf grasses are best renovated (seeded, plugged, etc.) during the early fall (September to October) at the beginning of their growing season. Trying to reestablish a cool-season turf grass in the spring will not allow the lawn to mature before summer stresses appear. Warm-season turf grasses are best renovated in the spring or early summer (April to June). Fall renovation of warm-season grasses often results in damaged turf due to winter injury.

And don’t forget to adjust your irrigation system as the weather cools and plants are transpiring less and require less water.

For Our 4-Legged Friends

Animal Care Services has a new Facebook Page for lost and found pets. This is just one more tool to help find your lost pet or the home of a pet you found. Don’t forget to post on Pets Lost and Found of the Upstate Face book page. A picture is a must. And you can always send the information and a picture to northmaincomm@gmail.com and we’ll get it out to our members. And don’t forget to post on our Facebook page. Not a Facebook user, that’s ok…we’ll post it for you.

lighteningMany animals are very afraid of thunderstorms. Please bring pets indoors if possible, have them micro-chipped and make sure they have a collar with contact information so someone can help them get home. This should be done anyway as pets have a way of wandering off.

Let’s Find a Home for Kaylee

KayleeAs a volunteer at the Greenville Humane Society, it breaks my heart to go in each week and see Kaylee still in her cage. She is one of the longer “residents” in the cattery. Kaylee has been hard to place because she needs to be the “only child”….literally. She does not like other cats and small children make her very nervous. She is a 3.5 year old medium length hair tortoiseshell. When she is not around other cats, the adoption counselors say she is very friendly and loving. She just needs someone to give her a chance! The adoption policy includes a 10 day period during which, if it doesn’t work out, you can return her to the GHS and get a voucher. She is only $10 and is spayed and up-to-date on all her shots. Ideally, she should go to a home where it is quiet and she can have time to adjust and be your loving companion. If you have room in your heart and home to give her a chance, visit the GHS and meet her.


Flash from the Past

From last month:

m1Completed in 1892, this building was the old Greenville Federal Courthouse and Post Office. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of SC met here until 1937. The U.S. Circuit Court for the Western District of SC met here until 1898. This photo was taken in 1909. It was razed in 1973.





Built in 1929, the Old Dunham Bridge is the last remaining steel truss bridge in the state that still has its complete structure intact. It stretches over the Saluda River and is located near the present-day SC 81 and was once along the main route from downtown Greenville to Anderson. It was still being used into the late 1990s. Now it can be accessed by the adjacent Dolly Cooper Park on the Powdersville side of the Saluda or the Greenville side by walking or riding a bike.

For this month:









Shop Local

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. This month we will begin listing them by services provided. Please thank them and give them your business when you can. Hover your mouse over each company name to read a brief description, or hit Ctrl + click to take you to their website. (And a note to our business members…if you have a special event planned, send us the info or post it on our FB page.)

Gardening and Plants


Law Firms/CPAs/Financial


Retail/Home Décor



Personal Health/Well Being

Home Improvement/Builders/Architects

Miscellaneous Professional Services

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 to be members. They only need to provide service 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 numerous programs for adults and children. Check out their September calendar.
  • The Children’s Museum has great programs for kids.  Check them out at their website 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 September and October events at the Upcountry History Museum, check out their website listing.
  • For other community events including info on Main Street Fridays, Shakespeare Festival, Downtown Alive, TD Saturday Market, Reedy River Concerts, and other special events, check out the City Calendar.

For other events in this area bookmark Go-greenevents for a listing of various events with registration, etc., handled online to save needless waste of paper.

September – There’s always lots going on at the Community Tap. Check out their calendar.

Ongoing – Dancing at the Sears Shelter (McPherson Park). Mondays (7-9pm) International Folk: Tuesdays: Line Dance (6-8pm) Downtown Swing Dance (Log Cabin) 7-10pm: Thursdays (7-11pm) Lindy Hop Dance. Other Programs: Wed 7pm – Kali & Self Defense (no registrations yet).

Every 2nd Thursday of the month, March–OctoberYappy Hour at the Greenville Humane Society. 6-8pm. For $8, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and live music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog (neutered and vaccinated) can run off leash in our canine courtyard and take a dip in our “doggie pools”. For more details or in case of inclement weather: consult their Facebook page or event calendar. (Don’t be confused with the one at NOMA square. The HS Yappy Hour is at their facility on Airport Road.)

Sept 17 – (and every third Thursday through Nov 19).   Earth Market. 2 – 6pm. They have moved!! New Place: The corner of I-85 and Roper Mountain Road.

Sept 14 – Oct 12 – Yoga at Bobby Pearse Center. Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45pm. Start the week off on a healthy foot! You can pay by the class. $5 for city residents, $6 for non-residents. No experience required. Come give it a try!

Sept 11Sippin’ Safari. Wine tasting at the Greenville Zoo hosted by Friends of the Greenville Zoo. 6:30-9:30pm.

Sept 12 and Sept 26Waggin’ at the Waterpark. Bring your four-legged friend out for a fun-filled day of swimming! Two waterparks and two dates to choose from.  Come out to Discovery Island on September 12th (rain date Sept. 13th), go to Otter Creek on September 26th (rain date Sept. 27), or go to both.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Dogs 25lbs and up 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – 24lbs and under 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Senior dogs 9 years and older

Check the website for additional information and registration prices.

Sept 15 – Upstate Native Plant Society Meeting. 7pm. Greenville Tec Main Campus. Patrick McMillan of the Emmy award-winning ETV nature program will present ‘Rediscovering Catesby’, a look at the natural history of SC and the 18th century naturalist who documented its flora and fauna.

Sept 17-20Euphoria This weekend-long event includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists. Proceeds fund Local Boys do Good, the 501 (c)(3) created to benefit local non-profit organizations.

Sept 18-19SC Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale. 154 Lacecap Loop at the garden at Clemson. Friends day is Friday, 2-6pm and the public sale is Saturday 9am -1pm.

Sept 19JDRF Walk 2015.  Walk to support Juvenile Diabetes Research. BMW Performance Center. Check-In:  8:00 a.m. Start:  9:30 a.m. Walk Length:  2 mile. For more information on the Walk, please contact Jenn Park at jpark@jdrf.org, or call 864.770.0276.

Sept 19Project Rx. An opportunity to dispose of unwanted or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements and veterinary medications. 10am -2pm at various locations, including McAlister Square, ST. FRANCIS millennium near CU-ICAR, and Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Sept 18-20Indie Craft Parade. 2015-9-19T12:00 AMThe Huguenot Mill at the Peace Center. Indie Craft Parade is a 3 day arts and makers festival dedicated to promoting handmade goods and the artists who create them. We bring together 80 of the South’s best handmade artists in Greenville, SC. During the festival, attendees will be able to meet and purchase work from our exhibitors. The festival kicks off Friday night with VIP Gala. A limited number of ticket holders get a first look at our artists’ wares in a relaxed shopping atmosphere as well as enjoy food and drink, live music, and a chance to win fabulous giveaways. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public with a $2 admission at the door.

Sept 19Reedy River Clean-up. Help clean the Reedy River and its riverbanks from 9am – Noon. To sign up, email director@friendsofthereedyriver.org with “Fall Clean-Up” in the subject line. We’ll then send you information on where to meet, where we’ll be working, what to wear, and what to bring. Let’s join to make this another successful clean up. Thank you for your support!

Sept 22 – Dec 1Cheerleading at the Bobby Pearse Center. Tuesdays, 6:30 -7:30pm. Ages 4-14. Designed to teach your child the basic skills needed to advance in the sport of cheerleading. With professional instruction they will learn arm motion techniques, proper posture, jumps, kicks, and tumbling. Residents: $6 per class or $80 for 10 week session. To pre-register visit the Parks and Rec website.

Sept 27Safe Harbor’s True Grit Oyster Roast at The Community Tap. The ultimate “Sunday Funday” for the North Main community – come celebrate Fall with oysters, barbecue, libations from The Community Tap, live music, childrens’ activities, a silent auction and more! All proceeds will support Safe Harbor, a local nonprofit organization providing services for victims of domestic violence and their children. Tickets are $40 per person ($50 at the door); children ages 12 and younger are free of charge. Ticket price includes oysters, barbeque buffet, beverages, and live music. Register online today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/true-grit-oyster-roast-at-the-community-tap-tickets-17033875

Oct 1-4Octoberfest. NOMA Square. Opening Day Thursday, Oct 1: 5pm-9pm – The ceremonial keg will be tapped! Oktoberfest will kick off with live music, the Paulaner beer truck, and delicious Bavarian cuisine in the biergarten on North Main.  The festival will continue on Friday, Oct 2: 11am-10pm, Saturday, October 3: 11am-10pm, and Sunday, Oct 4: 1pm-5pm. Live music, contests, and dancing is scheduled throughout the festival.

Oct 2Summit Elementary Fall Festival. We will have plenty of inflatables, games, food, and some fun new surprises.  You can also participate in dunking your favorite staff member, teacher, or even some of our dads at the DUNK TANK.  Anyone can become a Fall Festival partner, which provides support for the annual fundraiser.

Oct 3Goodwill’s “Over the Edge”. 7am – 3pm. Over the Edge gives participants the unique opportunity to rappel 17 stories down the Bank of America building in downtown Greenville while raising funds for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands and charities throughout the Upstate!

Oct 3Get Out Greenville is a celebration of all that Greenville County and Upstate South Carolina has to offer to the outdoor enthusiast. The mission and purpose of the event is simple: bring together all aspects of the outdoor community in one place to enjoy and learn from each other. Of course no festival is complete without awesome music and tasty food. Conestee Park. 10am – 3pm.

Oct 8Hillcrest Garden Club. Kilgore Lewis House. Meeting at 9:45am. Program begins at 10:45. History of the early days of Hillcrest Garden Club. Speaker: Sally Hager, past president of Etta Greer Garden Club.

Oct 12Hawkins Foundation Golf Outing. Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer Golf Course. Celebrating its sixth year, the ‘Not a Traditional Golf Outing’ will host up to 30 teams in a lively Color Ball Texas Scramble on the award-winning Chanticleer Golf Course at Greenville Country Club. A post-round fiesta will feature live entertainment from an authentic mariachi band and tapas bites, beer, and margaritas. Then, partygoers and golfers alike can cheer (or heckle!) the top five golf teams as they participate in the final, winner-takes-all Cross Country Shootout. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the research arm of the Hawkins Foundation. Research studies and initiatives focus on the Hawkins Foundation’s goal to improve the standard of value-based healthcare and help define better, faster and less expensive medical solutions for orthopedic injuries.

Oct 24North Main Yard Sale. Northgate Soda Shop. Watch for more details.

Oct 29Summit Elementary Parent’s Night Out.


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NMCA Newsletter (09/2015)
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