January 11, 2017
It’s officially 2017 and the gyms are officially packed with people fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions. While I might (only occasionally!) get slightly annoyed at being pushed to the back of the class when I am actually still five minutes early, I am very happy to see people trying...
January 4, 2017
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.
As we enter the New Year, I look forward to seeing all the wonderful projects Spartanburg has undertaken! PAL is already in the midst of many exciting projects. For one, the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail Park has had continual...
December 13, 2016
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. ~Author Unknown
In this season focused on gratitude, joy, and giving, I offer a thank you to the...
December 6, 2016
Since its inception in 2009, the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce (SCOT) has brought together community partners to address epidemic levels of obesity in children in our county.
November 30, 2016
This is a time of year when families get together, often with not much else to do but be a family. If you’re looking for some place to go for a nice hike, check out these three trails at Croft State Park. All are pretty easy in terms of terrain and way-finding. Each will give you a glimpse of...
November 23, 2016
By Jed Dearybury, PAL Volunteer, Friend and Turkey DAY 8K Star!
What better way to prep your body for the impending caloric intake that is your Thanksgiving feast?
You stand a pretty incredible chance of being on the news or in the paper which makes you a local celebrity.
November 16, 2016
Somehow, some way, Thanksgiving is next week. I am not sure how it happened, but it is almost time to over indulge again and again…for an entire month! I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with ways to stay active and (relatively) healthy throughout this time of year. It is so...
November 8, 2016
Here’s a random fact I just found in my research: Families in the Midwest tend to spend less of their budget on buying food then in other areas of the U.S.
Not a super important fact but an interesting one.
One of the things I never think much about is where I grocery shop. Like most...