Area News

SC State Parks to Reopen May 1st!

Good News for this weekend!  The South Carolina State Parks are set to reopen on Friday, May 1st.  Please understand that there are some limitations to the reopening. Picnic shelters, visitor centers, and community buildings will still be closed.  Each park will also lower the capacity.  Once the park reaches its threshold, the gates will… Read more »

The Keowee Towne Market is open for business!

The Keowee Towne Market is open for business! Yes, the grocery store off Highway 11 is open for business. Of course, they do ask that you respect the social distancing but if you are in the Lake Keowee area and find yourself needing some items, feel free to stop by! The staff is very serious… 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 »

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 »

WNC Nature Center

For many of the residents of The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Asheville, North Carolina is a frequent stop. From shopping to dining, this town is bursting with things to experience. One of the great things regarding this town is the location and natural surroundings. Western North Carolina has much to offer… Read more »

The Abbeville Opera House

South Carolina is rich with history. Just a few counties over from Lake Keowee is Abbeville and one of the treasures that Abbeville holds in the city is their opera house! The theatre opened its doors October 10th of 1908. Why was this theatre established in this location at the turn of the century? Well,… Read more »

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