The Hagood Mill Foundation and the Young Appalachian Musicians team up once again for the Kidsfest event on Saturday, March 19th. Held from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine, this event annual event is one of the most cherished in Pickens County, SC! Along with musical and dance performances by local children, Kidsfest also offers… Read more »
Cherokee Name: Skyagunsta
Driving in and around the area of The Cliffs Communities and The Reserve at Lake Keowee, you will note some road names that are from the Cherokee (Keowee being one of them – roughly translated “place of the mulberries”!). One such word brings back history of not only the Cherokee but of Andrew Pickens, for… Read more »
Wildflowers in South Carolina
South Carolina is blessed with an assorted array of natural habitats. From the marshy low country, to the sandy beaches along the Atlantic and the bluish hue and lakes tucked within the Blue Ridge Mountain range of Appalachian Mountains, the Palmetto state is full of varied habitats, flora, and fauna. Did you know that… Read more »
Come See the Bees at Pickens County Library System!
The Pickens County Library System (PCLS) has bees! Yes, but don’t be alarmed – the reason is really rather sweet. PCLS has been awarded the Bee Cause Project Grant. This grant allows each branch of our local library system to have an observation hive! The Bee Cause Project is a non-profit that is all about… Read more »
Soapstone Church’s Fish Fry!
Known as the oldest African-American church in the Upstate of South Carolina, Soapstone Baptist Church in Pickens was established and built in the 1860’s. Although this church’s location affords a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the church is named for the abundance of soapstone found in the area. Not only is this… Read more »
Rare Flower in Pickens County Discovered!
Many of us are aware of the Oconee Bell flower, famed wildflower that is rare and found in just a few locations of the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia mountains. Well, next county over has a new claim-to-fame in the flower department! Pickens County, specifically the Nine Times Preserve, is home to a flowering… Read more »
22nd Annual Blue Ridge Fest
The Blue Ridge Fest is almost here! This charity event will be held Friday, May 3rd at Blue Ridge Electric on West Main Street of Pickens, South Carolina. This Upstate event combines fantastic live entertainment, good food, and a classic car cruise-in for a truly memorable and wonderful experience. This will be the 22nd annual… Read more »
Apple Pruning Workshop with Table Rock Tea Company!
Last week, we highlighted a local business and farm, the Table Rock Tea Company. This week we wanted to share with you of an upcoming event, and yes – it is a free event! Many people have asked the founders, Steve and Jennifer Lorch, if they may have the opportunity to watch and learn how… Read more »
Table Rock Tea Company of Pickens
Pickens County is known for many things – stunning landscapes, Clemson Tigers, but what about tea? Yes, right here in Pickens is the Table Rock Tea Company!The founders, Steve and Jennifer Lorch, are also the founders of Hydromissions International – a Christian nonprofit agency that provides clean water to people around the world. The Lorches… Read more »
Travel to a Rainforest!
Many people have a list of places they have or would like to travel to. The vibrant blue waters of the Pacific Ocean; the snowcapped mountains of the Swiss Alps; perhaps a rainforest rich in flora and fauna. Well, thankfully for residents of the upstate in South Carolina, the last request is an easy one!… Read more »