Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

“Music by the Lake” at Furman University Begins This Week!

This week begins the much enjoyed “Music by the Lake” at Furman University! This concert series runs on Thursday evenings through the summer (with the exception of Thursday, July 4th). All concerts will be held at the amphitheater of Furman University’s always beautiful grounds, with the exception of June 13th and 20th which will be… Read more »

Pisgah Inn Restaurant

The warmer days are here and we hope you have enjoyed cruising with the windows down (or top down for those convertible drivers)! As always, driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway is a joy. While in the area, be sure to check out the Pisgah Inn Restaurant, the only eating establishment on the Blue Ridge… Read more »

Coming Soon: Keowee Family Pharmacy!

The sign is up and the paint is drying and we are excited that the Keowee Family Pharmacy will be our new neighbor! Scheduled to open this Summer, this independent, community pharmacy will offer a full range of prescription and nonprescription medications plus special dosage forms and custom compound medications. With the primary concern to… Read more »

Mariner’s Compass Quilt Block in Pickens

The Pickens Visitor Center, which opened in November of 2018, now displays a quilt block. These quilt blocks may be found all along the Upstate of South Carolina. To read more about the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, click here. This particular quilt square is the Mariner’s Compass design, which dates back to 1726 when it… Read more »

Shoreline Buffers along our Lakes

For those who enjoy the beautiful blue and clear waters of Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee, we must understand and appreciate the role that shoreline vegetation and buffers play. Plant life along the shoreline of a lake provides much more than just a natural look. In addition to the aesthetic appeal, this vegetation protects the… Read more »

The ’55 Exchange of Clemson

With these days that are warming up with the sun shinning down, what could be better that getting a delicious ice cream? Knowing that with every scoop, you are helping local college students and their academic and professional training! The ’55 Exchange of Clemson is a student-run business that sells Clemson’s renowned ice cream, shakes,… Read more »

Cherry Blossoms at Keowee Towne Market

Spring is here and so are the bountiful blossoms to announce the arrival! We have mentioned the rare Oconee Bell that has bloomed in abundance this year at Lake Jocassee but even in our day-to-day activities we can enjoy the fresh colors all around us. One such place is the Keowee Towne Market. Yes, there… Read more »

“Dobby’s Sock Drive” with OCPL!

The Oconee County Public Library is hosting the “Dobby’s Sock Drive” now through March 31st! The socks collected will go to Collins Children’s Home to help with their mission of caring for needy children and families. They are asking that you bring in a new pair or a package of socks to join in this… Read more »

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