Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

“Saturday Night Lights” at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Looking for something fun and unique to do on a Saturday night? What if there are young ones part of the group? Regardless, the “Saturday Night Lights” series at Tryon International Equestrian Center is a wonderful event to attend for all ages! Free admission lets you and your party enjoy various entertainment, such as live… Read more »

Flag Etiquette

With the celebration of our nation’s Independence Day approaching, just a reminder about flag etiquette, and a little trivia as well. When reciting the pledge of allegiance, it should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag with your right hand over your heart. If displaying the American flag with military flags, the order… Read more »

Scenic Mountain Drives

As beautiful as this area is, we acknowledge that some of our Summer days can be rather warm. But that does not mean you can’t enjoy the stunning area! There are many drives that afford the compelling vistas with the luxury of your vehicle’s air conditioning (with a stop or two to stretch the legs… Read more »

NC and TN Rhododendron Festivals

Our area is bursting with Rhododendron plants… and festivals! Yes, both Tennessee and North Carolina are holding Rhododendron Festivals in the Road Mountain area this weekend. First host is the small town of Bakersville in North Carolina. Thousands of visitors are welcomed to the Creekside park on Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd. Dozens… Read more »

South Carolina Aquarium’s Interactive Rover in Oconee!

The South Carolina Aquarium of Charleston is coming our way! Yes, the interactive rover from the aquarium is a wonderful outreach program that brings various artifacts, fun activities, and some of those fantastic animals right here to Oconee County! With two locations and four time slots, you have ample opportunity to bring any curious one… Read more »

“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 »

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