Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights

The North Carolina Arboretum is worth seeing anytime of the year but they do put on a special display for the Christmas Season! From now through December 31st, you can experience the extravagant Winter Lights show – and yes, this involves over 500,000 lights. Walk through the transformed gardens and see the winter wonderland display… Read more »

“It’s a Wonderful Life” on the Stage

December brings many childhood memories and one such is the classic Frank Capra film “It’s a Wonderful Life”! Yes, it is often available on TV during this month but how about seeing it on the stage? The Greenville Little Theatre will be presenting this heartfelt story on stage starting December 6th and running various times/dates… Read more »

Local Christmas Tree Farms

With Thanksgiving this week, many homes are already being decked out for the Christmas season, right around the corner. If you enjoy having the tradition or want to start experiencing the fun of “choose and cut” at a Christmas Tree Farm, you have many options in the area. In Upstate South Carolina, you can go… Read more »

“Ghostbusters” Movie with Live Orchestra!

Here in the Upstate, we frequently have the privilege of listening and enjoying live music courtesy of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at the Peace Center on Main Street of Downtown Greenville. This phenomenal local group is often paired with well-known musicians. Next week, they will have a slightly different accompanist. A movie! That is correct… Read more »

The Old Pickens Presbyterian Church – Doors Open Sunday, October 28th!

Sunday, October 28th marks the last day of 2018 that you can enjoy the doors being open to a local historic site. The Old Pickens Presbyterian Church will be closed until spring of 2019 after October 28th. The doors will be open between 2:30 and 5:00pm on that date. This building is on the National… Read more »

Oconee County Public Library Celebrates 70th Anniversary!

  For many residents of the Lake Keowee area, such as The Cliffs at Keowee Falls homeowners, they are able to enjoy the benefits of the Oconee County Public Library (OCPL). This year marks the 70th anniversary of service! Customer Appreciation Week begins today, October 15th until Sunday the 21st. During this time, the OCPL… Read more »

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