Spirituality of art: Church hosts icon workshop

Recently, parishioners and volunteers with the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Greenwood worked with icon artist Suzanne “Sue” Zoole of Spartanburg. They began work on a Madonna a ...

Only child should be no big deal

The following true story was recently related to me by a credible individual who for obvious reasons will remain forever anonymous. I pass it on because it is a quintessential example of the general i ...

Christmas not held by seasonal bounds

While in the car a few weeks ago, a Christmas song came on the radio. My oldest son, Alex, made the comment, “Christmas is such a great time of the year. Just hearing the carols on the radio mak ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Dec. 10

-- Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 418 Marion Ave., features the Rev. Roosevelt Brooks at December services. -- Weston Chapel AME Church, 805 E. Cambridge Ave., Fish Fry 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Fish p ...

Brilliant fall foliage

Our fall leaf display was astounding in recent weeks in many parts of the Lakelands. Many people often ask the question, “Why do the leaves turn colors in autumn?” There are the biochemica ...

The reason for the season

Hope. There are many of us struggling right now, searching for some light at the end of a dark and threatening tunnel. Many of us, or our loved ones, are dealing with physical problems that are overwh ...

Allen to read from latest novel about sex slavery

Author Chris Allen, formerly of Greenwood, will read a selection from his latest novel, “Bibles and Ball Bats,” about human trafficking at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at 308 Main St. Suite B (upstairs, ...

The Embers to play Newberry Opera House

Playing a mix of holiday favorites and their Carolina beach music classics, The Embers are playing the historic Newberry Opera House at 8 p.m. Dec. 14. For tickets, which cost $30 to $40, call the box ...

Surprising origin of popular seasonal songs

It’s December, which means it is finally safe to sing (as loud as you want) your favorite holiday tune. Feel free to break out in song while you stroll through Greenwood Mall or while you are ad ...

Right side of the road

QUESTION: Why do we drive on the right side of the road and not on the left, like the British? (Asked by a curious traveler.) REPLY: If you have driven in Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia or mos ...

What are you hungry for?

It’s been a little over a week since Thanksgiving, so I want to ask you a question: Have you eaten anything since then? Really? Me, too. But wait, didn’t many of us push back from our Than ...

The Prince of Peace

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”- ...

RELIGION DIGEST: Dec. 3

-- Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 418 Marion Ave., features the Rev. Roosevelt Brooks at December services (note correction). -- Greenwood Lutheran Church, 516 E. Laurel Ave., four weeks of Adve ...

Arbor Day and trees

Even with severe drought and heat, the fall foliage show of our forest and landscape trees was excellent in many places this year. It highlights one of the many benefits of trees in our landscape and ...

Lounging with an Old-Fashioned and good sax

I had the pleasure of relaxing in the Fox & Hound Lounge last Wednesday to catch a performance by Steven Galloway, a local saxophonist who is adding a touch of jazz to the local music scene. The F ...

'Once an Angel' one weekend only at GCT

The premise of “Once an Angel” is very much set in reality. A small church is struggling to survive, with a dwindling congregation. But, this family friendly stage play at Greenwood Commun ...

Abbeville holiday events

Planned holiday events for the City of Abbeville are: Friday and Saturday -- Candlelight Tour of Burt-Stark House, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Burt-Stark Mansion. Friday -- City Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., C ...

McCormick plans Holiday on Main

The town of McCormick has plenty going on for its 2016 Holiday on Main: Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is the Community Christmas Gathering at the Dorn Mill Complex, 206 N. Main St., McCormick. The cotton ...

Wind Ensemble to perform at Lander

Lander University Wind Ensemble, directed by Reed Gallo, will present its second concert of the season at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine B. Abney Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the communi ...